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JULY 2013

Wednesday - July 31, 2013 - Today in History:
1790 - The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for his process for making potash and pearl ashes. The substance was used in fertilizer.
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 building.
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."
1932 - Enzo Ferrari retired from racing. In 1950 he launched a series of cars under his name.
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 Field.
1955 - Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the youngest person to swim the English Channel.
1959 - The Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) was founded. The group is known for being an armed Basque nationalist and separatist organization.
1964 - The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon's surface.
1971 - Men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a lunar rover vehicle (LRV).
1981 - The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end when the players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation.
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. Higgins.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
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 sold.

World News

Syrian army regains key Homs district
Press TV - Khaldiyeh was reportedly the main stronghold of foreign-backed militants in Homs, and their main operation room in the city. "Despite all the terrorists’ propaganda, we are here in Khaldiyeh and we are taking control of the neighborhood. We will carry out operation until we liberate all of Homs", a Syrian soldier said.

Syria army continues mop-up operation
Press TV - On Tuesday, the Syrian army launched a counter-offensive against militants on the strategic district of al-Qaboun near Damascus. “Some Takfiri groups tried to sneak into Damascus through the industrial zone of al-Qaboun. We stopped them and launched counterattack now. We are confident that we will be victorious,” a Syrian army commander said.

US airstrikes kill 80 in Afghanistan
Press TV - A series of US airstrikes have claimed the lives of more than 80 people and severely injured several others in different regions of war-ravaged Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, local security sources say.

M23 rebels near Congo’s Goma have 48 hours to disarm: UN
Press TV - On Tuesday, the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) published a statement saying the rebels around the eastern city of Goma should either disarm or face "the use of force."

US lawmakers seek to delay Congress bill to ban Iran
Press TV - Democratic representatives Jim McDermott, John Conyers, Keith Ellison and Jim McGovern are collecting signatures for a letter to urge the House leadership to delay the scheduled Wednesday vote on H.R.850 bill which would tighten economic and diplomatic restrictions against Tehran.

Greek bank rescue fund has spent 38 billion euros so far
Reuters - The Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF), Greece’s bank bailout fund, has spent 38 billion euros (33.75 billion pounds) propping up the country’s ailing bank system, three-quarters of the total it was endowed with.

Moscow Metro says new tracking system is to find stolen phones; no one believes them - On Monday, a major Russian newspaper reported that Moscow’s metro system is planning what appears to be a mobile phone tracking device in its metro stations—ostensibly to search for stolen phones.

Monsanto-backed GMO giants launch website to combat anti-biotech sentiment
RT - A group of biotech seed companies have launched an online forum to rebuff disapproval of genetically modified foods across the world. Activists and consumer groups are skeptical, saying the industry has a ‘track record of being anything but transparent’.

Breakdown of GMO Labeling Laws in Each Country (Global Map)
Natural Society - Are you aware of the GMO labeling laws around the world? Here you can view a global map of all the countries and their current status with GE labeling laws.

International Day of Peace Manipulated to Promote Vaccinations in Developing Countries - International Day of Peace was ambushed and used to promote and distribution of vaccines to children in developing countries.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama Admin to Create 'Nudge' Squad to Shape Americans' Behavior
Breitbart - On Tuesday, Fox News obtained documents showing that the federal government is initiating a program designed to “nudge” Americans toward particular behaviors. The “Behavioral Insights Team” to be formed would work with the White House, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture, among others.

In Utah, It’s Your Marijuana Prescription Or Your Concealed Gun - Utah, complying with the federal Gun Control Act, denies or revokes concealed-carry firearms permits for anyone with a prescription for marijuana. While Utah doesn’t allow marijuana to treat ailments, eight of the 31 states that recognize Utah’s concealed firearms permit do.

VIDEO: Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy, faces 130+ yrs in jail on other charges
RT - A US military judge has found Army private Bradley Manning "not guilty" of aiding the enemy. However, he was found guilty of 20 remaining charges, meaning that he still faces the possibility of up to 136 years behind bars. Sentencing begins tomorrow.

Aiding the enemy? ‘US won’t stop paying Afghan contractors with militant links’
RT - The US Army won’t bar Afghan contractors aiding militants from receiving contracts for reconstructing the country, a watchdog said in a report detailing the waste of resources plaguing the effort. The military say the evidence is not conclusive.

NSA surveillance programs to be partially declassified
RT - The US government will declassify documents about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs in a “deliberate” attempt to provide the public with additional information after whistleblower Edward Snowden first revealed NSA spy tactics.

Appeals court strikes down NYC's big-soda ban - An appeals court ruled Tuesday that New York City's Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants.

VIDEO: Paul: Christie is the 'king of bacon' on government spending
CNN - The feuding between Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul continued Tuesday as the senator from Kentucky cautioned the governor from New Jersey was picking a fight with the wrong guy.

Art Bell returning to radio with Sirius show about the paranormal - Art Bell, radio's master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone on Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio.

Election News

Clinton Super PAC 'Ready for Hillary' Raises $1 Million
Breitbart - A Super PAC pushing Hillary Clinton for a 2016 White House run has already raised $1 million, reports say.


Obama: Top Tax Rate Should Be 28% for Corporations, 40% for Small Business
Weekly Standard - The New York Times reports that President Obama is reviving an old proposal to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent (and 25 percent for manufacturers). Obama's push to lower the corporate tax rate to 28 percent comes less than a year after he raised the top individual income tax rate, paid by many small businesses, to 39.6 percent.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: JPMorgan to Pay $410 Million in U.S. FERC Settlement
Bloomberg - The bank agreed to pay a U.S. civil penalty of $285 million and return $125 million in ill-gotten profits to electricity ratepayers, according to a FERC order today. JPMorgan also agreed to give up claims to $262 million worth of disputed payments from California’s grid operator, the state authority said in a separate statement.

44 Facts About The Death Of The Middle Class That Every American Should Know
Economic Collapse - Once upon a time, the United States has the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the world. When I was growing up, it seemed like almost everyone was "middle class" and it was very rare to hear of someone that was out of work.

Going, going, still going: Detroit family home still for sale after 519 days despite being on the market for just $1
Daily Mail - The home is symbolic of the entire city, which earlier this month filed for bankruptcy. It is one of a number of homes across Detroit on the market for $1.

Veteran News

VIDEO: Gov't Sends Letter To Veteran Telling Him He's Dead
Breitbart - A local veteran and his wife are in disbelief and want answers. Over the weekend, they got an official letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs stating his benefits were coming to an end because he was dead. The only problem is the information's wrong - he's alive.

Housing Market

Why Are The Chinese Gobbling Up Real Estate And Businesses In Detroit?
Activist Post - Something very strange is happening to Detroit. Once upon a time, it was the center of American manufacturing and it had the highest per capita income in the United States. But now the city is dying and the Chinese are moving in to pick up the pieces.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Fracking or Chemtrails? Study Shows Water Wells Closest to Fracking are More Contaminated
Activist Post - A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas extraction sites, according to a team of researchers that was led by UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Kevin Schug.


Revised Compounding Bill Vote Possible Tomorrow!
Alliance for Natural Health - The reworked version of the bill is nearly four times longer—and is even more of a threat to your access to bioidentical hormones, non-standard thyroid medications, and other compounded medications that millions of people rely on.

Want to Price-Fix Medical Fees? Just Work It Out with the Government!
Alliance for Natural Health - The American Medical Association “recommends” the fees for all medical procedures.

How To Get More Cancer Protection From Your Broccoli
Green Med Info - A University of Illinois study published in The British Journal of Nutrition suggests that combining broccoli with broccoli sprouts may make the vegetable's anti-cancer effect almost twice as powerful.

Dioxin Chicken Recall Prompts Questions from Food & Water Watch - Food & Water Watch, a Washington, DC-based advocacy group, said Monday it’s concerned about the way the U.S. Department of Agriculture is regulating meat imports following last weekend’s recall of nearly 200,000 pounds of imported chicken for dioxins – toxic pollutants that can pose a public health risk.

Confirmed by science - Strawberries provide outstanding protective benefit against cancer, diabetes and more
(NaturalNews) A study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry discovered strawberry extract decreased proliferation of both colon (HT29) and breast (MCF-7) cancer cells. Inhibition of HT29 cells was 53 percent while MCF-7 cells averaged 43 percent. Researchers believe abundant phytonutrients, ellagic acid and ellagitannins present in the fruit are responsible for the findings. Organic strawberries had higher anti-carcinogenic characteristics than conventional varieties.

Mexican salsas, hot sauces found to contain concerning levels of lead
(NaturalNews) A new study out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) recently found that at least four popular Mexican brands of both hot sauce and salsa contain noticeably detectable levels of lead, a known neurotoxin, that in some cases exceed regulatory maximums for other foods.

Eight common diseases linked to vitamin D deficiency
(NaturalNews) The cure for some of the most common and debilitating health conditions today may be as elemental as simply correcting a nutrient deficiency that plagues millions of Westerners: Vitamin D deficiency. Here are eight common diseases that have been scientifically linked to a chronic lack of vitamin D...

Science & Technology

"Smart" Houses Added to List of Hacker Threats
Activist Post - From top to bottom, it appears that our modern internet-driven world filled with interconnected smart gadgets and modern computing applications is making us vulnerable to potentially life-changing hacks.

VIDEO: Texas students hijack superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage
The Register - Students from the University of Texas successfully piloted an $80m superyacht sailing 30 miles offshore in the Mediterranean Sea by overriding the ship's GPS signals without any alarms being raised.


Prepping for an EMP and Solar Flares
Activist Post - Of all of the reasons to prepare, one that we all need to take seriously is the possibility of a catastrophic EMP, or electromagnetic pulse. This is especially true right now, as we face a huge amount of solar activity the likes of which could send out huge solar flares wiping out communication systems and modern electronics.


YouTube: Film — American Drone, Operation Paul Revere
Haunted by a mission gone wrong, U.S. drone sensor operator Calvin Williams begins to feel suspicious about drone warfare and the implications it could have on freedom domestically. When his suspicions turn into reality, he is forced to act. Written and directed by Johan A. du Toit.

Tuesday - July 30, 2013 - Today in History:
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 motto.
1965 - U.S. President Johnson signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went into effect the following year.
1968 - Ron Hansen (Washington Senators) made the first unassisted triple play in the major leagues in 41 years.
1974 - The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for abuse of power.
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.

World News

Afghan forces kill 83 Taliban militants
Press TV - Afghan forces have killed 83 Taliban militants during cleanup operations in Afghanistan’s eastern provinces of Logar and Nangarhar.

Robbery of Cyprus bank accounts doubles in size
Adan Salazar - Bank depositors in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus who have been fortunate enough to have saved over €100,000 in their private bank accounts will have more than twice as much pillaged from their savings as they were initially led to believe last March, in a deal reached which bankers say is necessary to fund the nation’s $13 billion “bail-in” package.

1000s Morsi supporters gather in Cairo
Press TV - Tens of thousands of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters have gathered in Nasr City of Cairo, demanding the reinstatement of their democratically-elected president.

‘Deal needed for post-2014 US presence’
Press TV - The US ambassador to Afghanistan, James Cunningham has said presence of US military beyond 2014 in Afghanistan is based upon the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between the two countries. Cunningham made his remarks during a press conference in Kabul on Monday, adding Washington is not considering “zero option,” though the presence of US forces in Afghanistan is highly dependent on the strategic deal.

Israel, Palestine back to negotiating table after 3yr stalemate
RT - Israeli and Palestinian teams have arrived in Washington to resume the Middle-East peace process after nearly three years of deadlock. Though optimism is in short supply ahead of the talks, with none of the sides eager to back down on its demands.

Prison break: Taliban gunmen free 300 inmates from Pakistan jail
RT - Heavily armed Taliban fighters freed some 300 inmates from a large prison in Pakistan in a massive midnight attack.

Benghazi jailbreak: Over 1,100 prisoners escape in Libya amid protests
RT July 27, 2013 - Some 1,117 detainees have escaped from a prison in eastern Libya. It comes as hundreds of Libyans protest against the killing of a prominent anti-Brotherhood activist, blaming Islamists for his death.

800 Scientists Demand that the Global GMO "Experiment" Ends
Natural Society - Over 800 esteemed scientists have spoken out against GMOs, calling for the end of the GMO 'experiment' on the population.... They made it first over a decade ago and they have updated it over the years, adding signatures and release dates. Still global powers have all but ignored their calls.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Manning verdict to be announced on Tuesday
RT - The judge presiding over the case of Army private first class Bradley Manning will announce her verdict Tuesday afternoon from Ft. Meade, Maryland.

VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald: Low-Level NSA Analysts Have ‘Powerful and Invasive’ Search Tool
ABC News July 28, 2013 - Today on “This Week,” Glenn Greenwald – the reporter who broke the story about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs – claimed that those NSA programs allowed even low-level analysts to search the private emails and phone calls of Americans.

Chicago Firearms Confiscation Begins - In Illinois, gun owners are required to get a Firearms Owners ID card, or FOID. It’s good for 10 years, and then you need to renew it. But if you don’t renew your card, or if you do something that displeases the powers that be, your FOID is NULL and VOID. Which means you can’t own guns legally.

Lawsuit: SWAT Officers Dragged 10-Year-Old from Bathtub, Made Him Stand Naked Next to 4-Year-Old Sister, Terrorized Family July 26, 2013 - Pittsburgh SWAT officers must face claims that they raided a family's home, violently dragged a child from the bathtub, and "terrorized" them at gunpoint, a federal judge ruled.

Police Blame ‘Poor Lighting’ After They Shoot Dead Innocent Grandfather, While Searching The Wrong Home
Daily Mail - Fort Worth, TX., police have blamed poor lighting after responding May 28 to a burglary alarm, searching the wrong home and shooting dead beloved husband Jerry Waller, according to an affidavit. The city of Fort Worth has had more than one incident involving misidentified homes this year, the second resulted in the wrong house being bulldozed.

Obama administration requires stage magician to submit 32-page disaster plan for his rabbit
(NaturalNews) The age of reason is over, as we know it, destroyed by an out-of-control and perpetually growing federal bureaucracy that has morphed into a fourth branch of government. How bad has it gotten? Would you believe that the bureaucracy is so insane that even magicians have to file a "disaster plan" with the government for animals they use in their act.

Fed's Bernanke Should Testify in AIG Bailout Lawsuit, Judge Rules - A U.S. judge said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should be required to testify in the lawsuit by the former chief of American International Group Inc., Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, against the United States over the insurer's 2008 bailout.

US judge rules that Espionage Act does not require proof of any harm done
RT - In another potential setback for whistleblowers, a US judge has made a ruling that essentially lowers the requirements for government prosecutors to prove damage to national security committed by alleged leakers.

VIDEO: FEMA Insider: A Large Number of Truck Drivers Have Vanished While Delivering Weapons, Grenades, Ammo
RINF - It’s no secret that the U.S. government has been domestically stockpiling unimaginable amounts of ammunition and weapons. So much ammunition, in fact, that it surpasses even what the military uses on a yearly basis in the mid east theaters of war.

NH Police View Peaceful Libertarian and Occupy Activists as Terrorists
Activist Post - Police in Concord, New Hampshire have applied for a grant to acquire a $258,000 armored vehicle from the DHS to combat domestic terrorism. According to their application, they cited "active threats" from domestic "terror" groups like Free State Project and Occupy New Hampshire as the primary reason for requiring this military equipment.

Globalist Agitprop: Hillary Clinton, the Miniseries
Kurt Nimmo - In order to get Americans ready for president Hillary Clinton, NBC, the death merchant General Electric’s former premier Mockingbird media asset now run by the transnational Comcast, will produce a television miniseries featuring the erstwhile first lady and secretary of state.


YouTube: Judge Napolitano: Detroit's Obamacare Bailout To Backfire
Fox Business July 29, 2013.

The Important Things We DON’T Have Money For, And The Crazy Things We DO Have Money For…
Economic Collapse - In an age of "belt tightening" and "budget cuts", you would think that government officials would be trying to spend our money wisely.


Nasty Pesticide In Wheat Degraded by Probiotic Used In Culturing Food
Natural Blaze - A new study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology shows that a commonly used food probiotic known as Lactobacillus plantarum is capable of degrading dangerous pesticide residues in wheat (pirimiphos-methyl), confirming the traditional fermentation-based food-processing technique known as culturing can significantly improve the safety of conventional food.

29 Nettle Tea Benefits: Sipping on Nettle Tea for Better Health
Natural Society - Nettle tea is a wonderful health-boosting herb offering numerous benefits. Start planting some nettle so that you can experience 29 nettle tea benefits.

Dannon Colors its Yogurt Not with Fruit But with Crushed Beetles (Carmine)
Natural Society - Did you know that one of the most trusted yogurt companies, Dannon, has been coloring their yogurts not with fruit, but with crushed cochineal beetles?

Brain Scans Reveal that Processed Foods ARE Addictive...Again!
Natural Society - A recent study using brain scans shows once again that junk food, sugar, and highly processed carbohydrates are addictive - plain and simple.

Bitter melon juice may hold the key to prevent and treat pancreatic cancer
(NaturalNews) A group of scientists working at the Colorado University Cancer Center in Denver have released the results of a study in the journal Carcinogenesis, demonstrating how bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells' energy source and eventually killing them.

Can manuka honey prevent cancer?
(NaturalNews) The 5-year study by a group of researchers from the UAE University in Al Ain reveals the use of Manuka honey for cancer treatment. In a recent study that was published in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal, Manuka honey was proven to contain properties that can inhibit the growth of tumors in the breasts, colon, and skin.

The Top 10 Teas For Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet
Natural Blaze - When you’re sick, little is more comforting than holding a steaming mug of fragrant tea in both hands, warming your face with the hot steam. Somehow, no matter how rotten you felt before, you instantly feel just a tiny bit better.

Colloidal silver is an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral miracle
(NaturalNews) Silver has been used since ancient Greek and Roman times as an antimicrobial, for preserving foods and liquids and medicinally. Then, in the early Twentieth Century, allopathic medicine monopolized all medical practice, favoring only synthetic pharmaceuticals.

Feeling physically and mentally overwhelmed? Try ashwagandha - an all-around wonder herb for anxiety, stress and toxic overload
(NaturalNews) As a potent adaptogen, it strengthens the system to withstand mental, physical and environmental stress, earning it the title "Indian ginseng." If you find you could use some support, ashwagandha is an excellent option.

Magnesium neutralizes lethal injections: Amazing research
(NaturalNews) Although you are unlikely to need an emergency injection of magnesium to neutralize a toxin that will kill you within minutes, you do need magnesium to ward off the slow and steady infiltration of toxins assimilated by your body on a daily basis due to polluted air, water and food.

Pepsi forks over $9 million settlement, agrees to stop calling Naked Juice 'natural'
(NaturalNews) According to new reports, PepsiCo has not only agreed to pay out a $9 million settlement as part of the case, but has also relented from labeling its juice products as "all natural," pending further clarification by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the appropriate use of this widely-misunderstood term.

Science & Technology

Under New Proposed Internet Laws, We Will All Be Felons
Activist Post - Did you know it is a misdemeanor to use your work computer to email your friends?... The law which criminalizes such behaviors is called the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; and if the Department of Justice (DOJ) gets its way, they want to make misusing your computer in any way a felony under the “exceeds authorized use” of any computer including your own personal computer.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: DHS using facial expression recognition software to track/spot terrorist (Unhappy People)
Daily Paul - Is your face giving you away? Meet renowned psychologist Paul Ekman, who has spent his life studying how our facial muscles involuntarily reveal emotions like sadness and anger. His comprehensive catalog of human facial expressions has become an important tool for everyone from law enforcement agents to animators.

DARPA to Genetically Engineer Humans by Adding a 47th Chromosome
Activist Post - DARPA, the Department of Defense’s research arm, has just put out a new solicitation for a project called, “Advanced Tools for Mammalian Genome Engineering” on the government’s Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) site. This project isn’t just for engineering any mammal’s genome, however; it’s specifically for the bioengineering of humans.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Auditor Urges Safeguards as USDA Pays 6,336 Dead People 36 Million
Bloomberg - Random sampling of USDA’s program rolls with the Social Security Administration’s master list of dead individuals found that 6,336 people got conservation aid, crop-insurance subsidies or disaster assistance more than one year after they had died from 2008 through 2012, the Government Accounting Office said today in a report.

A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA - Oranges? Next GMO Crop? - The disease that sours oranges and leaves them half green, already ravaging citrus crops across the world, had reached the state’s storied groves. Mr. Kress, the president of Southern Gardens Citrus, in charge of two and a half million orange trees and a factory that squeezes juice for Tropicana and Florida’s Natural, sat in silence for several long moments.

Survey: only 15% of farmers would eat GMO food
(NaturalNews) The British survey was funded by Barclays Bank and done in collaboration with Farmers Weekly. Only 15% of farmers polled said they would eat GMO food. Talk about a blanket rejection. It can't get much clearer than that.

Eight States Allow Hemp Growth; Fed Law Conflicts
Breitbart - So far, 19 states have passed hemp legislation, including nine that allow its production. Eight states have passed bills calling for the study of hemp, while three states passed bills setting up commissions or authorizing the study of it, according to Vote Hemp.


YouTube : Yet Another "9/11 Was An Inside Job" Song
Scootle Royale - An original song. Although primarily about 9/11 it does touch on some other issues such as the dumbing down of the public, the bombings of 3/11 and 7/7, the global warming/carbon tax scam, the central banking scam, fluoridated water, toxins in vaccines, the Kennedy assassination, the false left-right paradigm, the Rockefellers, the Saudi Corporation Ptech, swine flu, martial law, the police state and Internet 2.

Humor & Satire

The day that Albert Einstein feared may have finally arrived!!
Yes, we are there!

Monday - July 29, 2013 - Today in History:
1773 - The 1st schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, OH.
1786 - "The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies to be published. The paper's name was later changed to "The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette."
1914 - The 1st transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when 2 people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.
1940 - John Sigmund of St. Louis, MO, completed a 292-mile swim down the Mississippi River. The swim from St. Louis to Caruthersville, MO took him 89 hours and 48 minutes.
1957 - Jack Paar began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. The name of the show was changed to "The Jack Paar Show." Paar was host for five years.
1957 - The International Atomic Energy Agency was established.
1958 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1968 - Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's stance against artificial methods of birth control.
1975 - OAS (Organization of American States) members voted to lift collective sanctions against Cuba. The U.S. government welcomed the action and announced its intention to open serious discussions with Cuba on normalization.
1981 - England's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married.
1985 - General Motors announced that Spring Hill, TN, would be the home of the Saturn automobile assembly plant.
1993 - The Israeli Supreme Court acquitted retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk of being Nazi death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible." His death sentence was thrown out and he was set free.
1997 - Minamata Bay in Japan was declared free of mercury 40 years after contaminated food fish were blamed for deaths and birth defects.
1998 - The United Auto Workers union ended a 54-day strike against General Motors. The strike caused $2.8 billion in lost revenues.
2005 - Astronomers announced that they had discovered a new planet (Xena) larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun.

World News

Wave of car bombings in Iraq kills at least 47
A wave of over a dozen car bombings hit central and southern Iraq during morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, killing at least 47 people in the latest coordinated attack by insurgents determined to undermine the government.

Bloodbath in Cairo: More than 120 dead and 1,000 injured after police 'shoot to kill' in violent clashes which have rocked Egypt
More than 120 people are believed to have been killed at a protest in support of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, according to the Muslim Brotherhood. Security forces are reported to have started shooting demonstrators shortly before pre-dawn morning prayers at a round-the-clock vigil in Cairo being staged by backers of Morsi, who was removed from power by the army three weeks ago.
Makeshift field hospitals around the area near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque were overwhelmed, with one doctor telling the BBC that more than 1,000 had been injured.

US drone strike kills 5 in northwestern Pakistan
At least five people have been killed in an attack by a US assassination drone in northwestern Pakistan.
The casualties come after two missiles hit a convoy of people in the Shawal area of North Waziristan Sunday evening.

Homicide charges for train driver in Spanish crash
The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed, killing 79 people, was charged provisionally Sunday with multiple cases of negligent homicide.
A court statement said investigative magistrate Luis Alaez released Francisco Jose Garzon Amo without bail.

White House Muted in Response to New Mass Killing of Egyptian Protesters
The Obama administration’s response was once again muted on Sunday after the second mass killing of Egyptian demonstrators in three weeks, as Western diplomats worked behind the scenes to calm the tensions, and lawmakers expressed scant support for cutting off American aid to Egypt.

Morsi supporters to hold million-man march in Egypt
Press TV - Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi have called for a million-man march on Tuesday, despite warnings of decisive action by authorities.

Egypt’s interim leader gives green light for civilian arrests
RT - Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour has signed a decree giving the military the right to arrest civilians. The move has sparked fears of a further escalation of violence throughout the country.

Erdogan lashes out at EU, UN over Egypt v Turkey unrest reaction
RT - Turkish PM Erdogan has criticized the EU for not condemning the violent crackdown on demonstrators in Egypt, which resulted in dozens of deaths, strongly enough. He believes the EU’s stance on less violent Turkish protests was unfairly tough.

Syria army retakes key base in Homs
Press TV - Syrian army troops have established control over a key base held by foreign-backed militants in the central province of Homs.

65 killed in US overnight airstrikes in Afghanistan
Press TV - The casualties came after a series of airstrikes happened in an area of Paktia Province on Sunday night. The US military has confirmed separate air raids in three villages, saying those killed were militants.

Russia won’t extradite Snowden to US – Kremlin
RT - Moscow says security agency FSB is in talks with the FBI over Snowden. But the whistleblower will not be extradited to the US, a Kremlin spokesman said, adding he's sure the fugitive NSA contractor will stop harming Washington if granted asylum in Russia.

‘Too fat to stay’: Obese man may be kicked out of New Zealand
RT - An obese South African chef weighing 130 kg (286 lbs) is being kicked out of New Zealand for being too fat – but he’s not leaving without a fight.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Secret DARPA Mind Control Project Revealed: Leaked Document
Whistleblower Reveals Military Mind Control Project At Major University. Activist Post was recently contacted by an anonymous whistleblower who worked on a secret ongoing mind-control project for DARPA. The aim of the program is to remotely disrupt political dissent and extremism by employing "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation" (TMS) in tandem with sophisticated propaganda based on this technology. TMS stimulates the temporal lobe of the brain with electromagnetic fields.

What John Kerry Really Did in Vietnam
With John Kerry currently in full Henry Kissinger regalia, parading around the Middle East, brow-beating the Palestinians and their allies in the region and Europe into signing onto a deeply flawed peace accord that primarily serves Israeli and American interests, it may prove a useful exercise to inspect the curriculum vitae of this putative peace-maker, especially during those formative years when the Secretary of State first carved out his name in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Survivors Of WWII A-Bombings To Be Tested As Part Of Historic Research Effort
As part of a historic effort to learn more about the long-term effects of radiation, doctors in Torrance are working with local survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan in World War II. The survivors, who now live in Southern California, will be examined by Japanese and American doctors Saturday at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance.Since the 1970s, they’ve been taking part in a long-term study on radiation effects.

Deadly thunderstorms to rage across much of US
Thunderstorms were set to hit much of the country Monday, bringing more rain after two people - including a girl - drowned in a swollen river in North Carolina. The National Weather Service warned late Sunday and early Monday that “hazardous weather” could hit from Florida to Maine and as far west as Colorado.

“If I find an eagle or hawk feather, can I keep it?”
Many people ask “If I find an eagle or hawk feather, can I keep it?” The answer is "No." All raptors are protected by state and federal regulations. It is illegal to capture or kill a raptor; possess a raptor (living or dead), or any pieces or parts of raptors, including feathers, without proper permits from state and federal government agencies.

Celebrated hacker Barnaby Jack dies
Barnaby Jack, a top computer hacker who exposed vulnerabilities in bank ATMs and sparked safety improvements in medical devices, has died in San Francisco, a week before he was due to make a high-profile presentation at a hacking conference.

California's largest health care insurer for small businesses drops out of Obamacare exchange
One of the "Affordable" Care Act's most recent casualties is Anthem Blue Cross, which has announced it will shun California's small-business health insurance market, which the Los Angeles Times describes as a "a potential setback in the state's rollout of the federal healthcare law."

Groundbreaking investigation reveals Monsanto teaming up with US military to target GMO activists
A hard-hitting investigative report recently published by a prominent German newspaper has uncovered some shocking details about the tactics being used by chemical giant Monsanto in assuming control of global agriculture. According to this thorough analysis, Monsanto appears to be aggressively targeting independent researchers, scientists, activists, and others opposed to genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) by utilizing the vast resources and manpower of both the United States federal government and the American military-industrial complex.

Sen. Paul moves to cut US aid to Egypt
Press TV - The amendment by the Kentucky Republican comes as a growing number of senators are rebelling against the White House’s decision not to call the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi by the military a coup.

U.S. Army to Buy Millions of Russian Rounds of Ammo and Popular Civilian Firearms
Kit Daniels - The U.S. Army is now looking to stockpile nearly 3,000,000 live rounds of Soviet-era Russian ammo popular with civilian shooters.... The army intends to store all these rounds in ammo storage facilities at both Camp Stanley in Boerne, Texas and the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky.

VIDEO: Chris Christie attacks Rand Paul and growing strain of 'libertarian' foreign policy
Daily Paul - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday offered a clear broadside against Republicans drifting toward a more libertarian view of foreign policy, lumping Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in with them and suggesting they explain their position to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Huge Victory: Non-GMO Label for Meat, Eggs Approved for U.S. Use
Natural Society - You may have heard, but the USDA has approved a non-GMO label for meat and liquid egg products, saying if the animals were fed GMO ingredients.


80 percent of U.S. adults face near-poverty, unemployment, survey finds
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

7 Charts That Prove That The Stock Market Has Become Completely Divorced From Reality
Economic Collapse - The mainstream media would have us believe that the U.S. economy must be in great shape since the stock market has been setting new all-time record highs this month. But is that really true?

Veteran News

Judge: VA Can Treat Vets Harmed by Experiments
A federal judge in Oakland has ruled that Cold War military veterans who say they were harmed by government-backed chemical and biological experiments aren't entitled to medical treatment outside the Department of Veterans Affairs medical system.
U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Wednesday that the veterans failed to prove that the VA system was inadequate to properly treat them. She did order the government to keep the thousands of veterans who participated in the experiments up-to-date on any new health hazards that may surface.


Study finds cheap tea bags contain dangerously high levels of fluoride
Opting for cheap supermarket tea bags over artisan blends could have long-term health consequences, according to new research.
A study published in the journal Food Research International has found that cheap tea bags from supermarkets including Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco can push a person's fluoride intake over daily recommended levels and put them at a higher risk of bone and dental disease.

NYC allows doctors to "prescribe" fruits and vegetables to treat disease
Dubbed the "Fruit and Vegetables Prescription Program," this program allows doctors to "prescribe" fresh fruit and vegetables to overweight or obese patients by giving them "Health Bucks" that are redeemable at local farmer's markets.

The best natural remedies for treating poison ivy rashes
Clearly, most remedies for poison ivy rashes involve ingredients that are easily found around the house, or which are inexpensive to buy. Therefore, if you intend to camp in or hike through an area that contains poison ivy, oak, or sumac, it is a great idea to carry at least one of the above ingredients in your bag, as well as the aforementioned rubbing alcohol to prevent an allergic reaction from the outset. If you prepare in advance for possible contact with these plants, then you reduce the risk of having an adventure ruined because of the persistent and unbearable itching it causes.

New study shows magic mushrooms repair brain damage caused by extreme trauma
A new study by The University of South Florida has found that low doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage caused by extreme trauma, offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Rising incidence of whooping cough leads Missouri to offer dangerous vaccine for free
According to a front page article of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, dated July 17, 2013, Missourians are being offered a free Tdap vaccine in July to protect them against the reported rising incidence of pertussis or "whooping cough." The vaccine is being offered to residents aged 11 and older.

Courts quietly confirm MMR Vaccine causes Autism
After decades of passionate debate, parents probably missed the repeated admissions by drug companies and governments alike that vaccines do in fact cause autism. For concerned parents seeking the truth, it’s worth remembering that the exact same people who own the world’s drug companies also own America’s news outlets. Finding propaganda-free information has been difficult, until now.

MSNBC host says newborn infants don't count as 'alive' unless parents decide they do; infanticide is the new abortion
(NaturalNews) Today Natural News denounces Melissa Harris-Perry, the latest talking head "death worshipper" to publicly imply that she supports the murder of living, breathing newborn children. According to Harris-Perry, life begins when the parents feel like life begins. And together with some twisted new "ethics" arguments from the radical left, this can include months or years after a child is born.

Health benefits of sunflower seeds
(NaturalNews) According to a micronutrient research facility, people who ingest seeds and nuts regularly have a lower possibility of having heart ailments or diabetes mellitus. The health benefits of sunflower seeds are profoundly documented by Taoist anti-aging medical practitioner Dr. Mao Shing Ni. He asserts that the seeds be added to one's diet because of their significant nutritive content.

3 Simple Turmeric Uses for Skincare, Cuisine, and Disease Prevention
Natural Society - Turmeric is widely regarded as one of the best health foods around - here are turmeric uses for skincare, cuisine, and disease prevention.

Boosting Health with Basil: 7 Great Health Benefits of a Common Herb
Natural Society - Used for centuries as a tasteful health-boosting herb, sweet basil is a must-have in any kitchen. Here are 7 awesome health benefits of basil...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

FDA/USDA Collude to Eliminate True Organic Egg Production
Cornucopia - In a draft guidance released July 23, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says tiny screened porches for laying hens qualify as the “outdoor access” required in organic egg production. The USDA’s lack of enforcement on the outdoor access requirement has helped shift the lion’s share of production of organic eggs to giant agribusinesses.

Pet News

Dogswell Jerky Treat Withdraw
Susan Thixton - "During routine testing of our products, the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) discovered that a sample of our Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken Breast Jerky contained trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States."

Zoo's baby penguins march their way home
Too cute....Four of the five penguin chicks march towards their new habitat during the March of the Penguins at the San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco, Calif. on July 27, 2013. Spectators watch as four penguin chicks march towards their new habitat during the March of the Penguins at the San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco, Calif.

Friday - July 26, 2013 - Today in History:
1775 - A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.
1788 - New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
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 ship.
1908 - U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issued an order that created an investigative agency that was a forerunner of the FBI.
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 Staff.
1948 - U.S. President Truman signed executive orders that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.
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 Canal.
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.

World News

Prosecutor orders ousted Egypt President Morsi's arrest over Hamas links
RT - An arrest order has been issued for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi over suspected links to Hamas. State media reports the Muslim Brotherhood leader has already been questioned and confronted with the evidence.

VIDEO: Thousands take to the streets after opposition leader gunned down in Tunisia
RT - Tunisian opposition member Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead in the capital Tunis on Thursday, six months after the murder of another secular leader sparked a national crisis. Thousands of secularists have poured on to the streets in protest.

Syria Army says has made more gains
Press TV - The Syrian Army says it has made more gains in clearing the country of foreign-backed militants, inflicting heavy losses on them.

Russia Furious About NATO Drill Centered Around “Foreign Invasion” of Poland
Paul Joseph Watson - Russia has slammed an upcoming NATO military exercise set to take place in the ex-Soviet Baltic republics that centers around a “foreign invasion” of Poland and represents the organization’s biggest training drill since the Cold War.

Implement Congo peace deal, UNSC says
Press TV - The United Nations Security Council has called for the implementation of a UN-mediated agreement meant to end the interminable cycles of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic

Hepatitis B Vaccine Discontinued After Three Newborn Babies Die
Natural Blaze - On July 21, the nation’s health minister, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, sent her condolences to the families of the deceased infants, ordering vaccine e keep calm” and continue vaccinating their children.

Second-Largest Dutch City Bans Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide
Natural Society - The second largest Dutch city known as Rotterdam has recently begun a green initiative that effectively bans Monsanto's Roundup herbicide.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

U.S. Says Ring Stole 160 Million Credit Card Numbers - A prolific gang of foreign hackers stole and sold 160 million credit card numbers from more than a dozen companies, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, federal prosecutors charged on Thursday in what they described as the largest hacking and data breach case in the country.
The scheme was run by four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian, said the United States attorney for the District of New Jersey, Paul J. Fishman, who announced the indictments in Newark.

Judge Alters Charge Sheet Against Bradley Manning, as Gov't Closing Argument Says He's a Traitor and Anarchist
Activist Post - After some bizarre testimony on Day 20 from Manning's former supervisor, Jihrleah Showman, as well another witness claiming memory loss, Judge Denise Lind has formally changed the charge sheet in another bizarre move.

No military solution to Syria crisis: Kerry
Press TV - "There is no military solution to Syria. There is only a political solution, and that will require leadership in order to bring people to the table," he said at the UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday. The US is the persident of the UN Security Council for the month of July.

YouTube: Sen. Rand Paul at Foreign Relations Hearing on the Crisis in Egypt
Published on Jul 25, 2013.

Pentagon to deploy huge blimps over Washington, DC for 360-degree surveillance
RT - A pair of high-tech Army blimps is coming to the greater Washington, DC area, and soon they will be able to provide the military with surveillance powers that spans hundreds of millions of acres from North Carolina to Niagara Falls, Canada.

VIDEO: CIA Museum Shows Off AK-47 Taken From Dead Osama bin Laden
Kurt Nimmo - And there is a bridge for sale in Brooklyn. Like something out of a Ripley’s Believe It or Not odditorium, the CIA has put what it claims to be Osama bin Laden’s AK47 on display at its museum in Langley, Virginia.

These Are The 217 People Who Voted To Preserve NSA Surveillance
Zero Hedge - Presenting the full roll call breakdown of the Amash Amendment (as described previously) to shutter the NSA's surveillance function.

Homeland Security’s Future Home: A Former Mental Hospital
Bloomberg Businessweek - Chris Mills frequently gives tours of St. Elizabeths Hospital, a former mental institution where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is building a $4.5 billion headquarters.

Florida airport evacuated after depleted uranium discovered
RT - Portions of an airport in Miami, Florida were evacuated after depleted uranium was discovered early Thursday. Firefighters cleared a 150-foot area of the Opa-locka Executive Airport in south Florida after a 55 gallon drum located either on or near part of a dismantled aircraft was discovered to be containing exposed, depleted uranium, NBC 6 South Florida reported.

College Republicans Denied Admittance to Obama Speech
National Review - President Obama was bound to receive a warm response from the audience attending his speech at the University of Central Missouri yesterday — because some students who disagreed with him weren’t allowed into the building.

VIDEO: Energy Companies Pay Prisons to Cut Power During Heat Waves
Activist Post - Another dumpy thing about Ohio, besides their increasing sinkhole problem, is the way they treat their prisoners. There are witness accounts of how privatization has dramatically changed typical jail time. Any major discomfort is acceptable as long as it turns a profit.


It Is Happening Again: 18 Similarities Between The Last Financial Crisis And Today
Economic Collapse - If our leaders could have recognized the signs ahead of time, do you think that they could have prevented the financial crisis of 2008? That is a very timely question, because so many of the warning signs that we saw just before and during the last financial crisis are popping up again.

Sequestration Will Prevent Creation Of Up To 1.6 Million Jobs In Next Year, CBO Concludes
Huffington Post - As many as 1.6 million new jobs could be added to the U.S. economy if Congress simply canceled the budget cuts implemented due to sequestration from Aug. 1, 2013, to the end of September 2014, a new non-partisan study has concluded.

Veteran News

Veterans win mixed ruling on exposure to chemicals - A federal judge in Oakland has ruled that Thousands of military veterans who were exposed to chemicals during decades of secret weapons testing are entitled to up-to-date government information about possible health hazards but can't get government-funded health care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs system

Housing Market

VIDEO: 400,000 Foreclosure Settlement Checks Sent To Wrong Address
Huffington Post - Like millions of Americans who tried to stave off foreclosure in recent years, Lanette Worles says her bank repeatedly lost vital paperwork she submitted, scuttling her chance at saving her home.

Energy & Environment

Halliburton Pleading Guilty to Destroying Oil Spill Files
Bloomberg - The Halliburton unit will plead guilty to one misdemeanor violation “associated with the deletion of records created after the Macondo well incident,” pay the statutory maximum fine of $200,000 and accept a term of three years’ probation, the company said in a statement. The plea is subject to court approval.

VIDEO: Hercules Rig - 36 Hours Post-Explosion - The jack-up rig we videotaped and photographed on Tuesday as it was burning and smoking with natural gas exploded that night. It burned all day yesterday. Today it is just a carcass. We'll let the photos and videos speak for themselves.

Natural gas rig keeps burning in Gulf of Mexico
CNN - The fire that severely damaged a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico subsided Thursday as sand and mud stopped up a natural gas well that blew out earlier this week, federal regulators said.


Eat your way to weight loss with almonds
(NaturalNews) Studies conducted by a group of researchers lead by Michelle Wien, Dr. P.H., R.D., show that almonds can help in weight loss. Researchers mention almonds being dense in nutrients. A well-nourished body does not usually crave for food. If one maintains an unhealthy diet, the brain will always send hunger signals to the body, thus resulting in binge eating and eventually increase in weight.

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer causes kidney failure: Study
(NaturalNews) Men who undergo conventional hormone therapy treatments for prostate cancer could be setting themselves up for another potential health problem later on in life: renal failure.

How Vitamin C and Other Nutrients Can Combat Exercise-Induced Side Effects
Dr. Mercola - Meta-analysis suggests vitamin C may reduce exercise-induced asthma by nearly 50 percent.

Research: How you respond to stress now determines your health in 10 years
(NaturalNews) A study conducted at University of Pennsylvania reminds us that the stressful events themselves are not the real problem. Our reactions to those events are the problem - and a serious one at that.

Blaming Full Moon for Sleep Troubles May Not Be Lunacy
Bloomberg - Scientists at the University of Basel, Switzerland say they have found the first reliable evidence that sleep patterns are influenced by lunar changes. The study, published in Current Biology, shows brain activity related to deep sleep in volunteers dropped by 30 percent around the full moon. The study subjects also took longer to fall asleep and had shorter nights.

Canadian agency attacks Jenny McCarthy for demanding mercury-free vaccines
(NaturalNews) How ensconced is Big Pharma in our lives these days? Apparently so much so that entire governments have become cheerleaders for the poison they push. Consider the case of actress, model and devoted mother, Jenny McCarthy.

Roundup and Birth Defects: Is the Public Being Kept in the Dark?
Green Med Info - The pesticide industry and EU regulators knew as long ago as the 1980s-1990s that Roundup, the world's best selling herbicide, causes birth defects – but they failed to inform the public.

Researchers Prove Link Between Arsenic In Rice and DNA Damage
Prevent Disease - Rice is a staple in diets around the world, but tests have recently detected alarming and worrisome levels of arsenic in hundreds of rice products ranging from infant cereals to rice cakes, rice pastas, rice drinks and rice itself.

Garlic Beats Drug in Detoxifying Lead Safely From Body
Green Med Info - Garlic is used the world over as a culinary spice, but recent research indicates that among its 100+ medicinal properties it is far safer and more effective than a commonly used chelation drug in pulling lead out of the human body.

Is This Fruit Extract 10,000 Times Better Than Chemo?
Natural Blaze - Published in the Journal of Natural Products in 1996, Compound 1, one of five extracted from the seed of the graviola fruit, was found to be "selectively cytotoxic to colon adenocarcinoma cells (HT-29) in which it was 10,000 times the potency of adriamycin." [emphasis added]

Science & Technology

VIDEO: RHex the ‘Parkour robot’ shows off its ability to handle various obstacles in the wild
Activist Post - The University of Pennsylvania’s Kod*lab has developed an amazingly nimble hexapedal “Parkour robot” dubbed RHex, shown successfully handling various obstacles in the latest video.

Blueprints Of NSA's Ridiculously Expensive Data Center In Utah Suggest It Holds Less Info Than Thought
Forbes - The NSA will soon cut the ribbon on a facility in Utah built to help house and process data collected from telephone and Internet companies, satellites, fiber-optic cables and anywhere else it can plant listening devices. An NSA spokesperson says the center will be up and running by the “end of the fiscal year,” i.e., the end of September.

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords - The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Scientists confirm: Pesticides kill America's honey bees
RT - Scientists from the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture on Wednesday published a study that linked chemicals, including fungicides, to the mass die-offs.... Scientists are concerned that “Beemageddon” could cause the collapse of the $200 billion agriculture industry, since more than 100 US crops rely on honey bees to pollinate them.

Dow Won't Quit - And Neither Will We
Beyond Pesticides - Thousands of people from across the country took action last month to prevent Dow AgroSciences from using its influence to insert Farm Bill language that would allow the food uses of the pesticide sulfuryl fluoride to continue, despite an EPA proposal to phase it out.

VIDEO: Let’s Eat Our Landscaping
Gaia Health - Pam Warhurst tells how she and her community decided to start a revolution by growing food in public spaces. They didn’t consult. They didn’t write reports. They didn’t ask for permission. They just did it. In just a short time, their town became a lush garden, full of food-growing plants.

Pet News

Benefits of Coconut Oil For Dogs - Many vets and researchers today are recommending the regular use of coconut oil for dogs and many other pets as an excellent source of nutrients, which keeps your dog in good health.

Thursday - July 25, 2013 - Today in History:
1759 - British forces defeated a French army at Fort Niagara in Canada.
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 Territory.
1907 - Korea became a protectorate of Japan.
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 sovereignty.
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 coup.
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.
1978 - Louise Joy Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born in Oldham, England. She had been conceived through in-vitro fertilization.
1984 - Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space. She was aboard the orbiting space station Salyut 7.
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.

World News

US officials warn Russia against giving refuge to Edward Snowden
Press TV - In a blunt warning to Russia, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Russia is provoking a diplomatic crisis with its reported granting of refuge to Snowden.

‘Far from defeated’: Al-Qaeda is expanding and its ‘most significant foreign enemy’ is France
RT - Al-Qaeda’s resilience, ideological strength and expansion in the midst of escalating sectarian struggle has increased the threat it poses - and it will take decades to win the ideological struggle against it, according to a new report.

Who Controls The Global Economy? Do Not Underestimate The Power Of The Big Banks
Economic Collapse - In this world money equals power, and the borrower is the servant of the lender. When you follow the pyramid all the way to the top, it begins to become very clear who really is in control.

VIDEO: Egypt's public prosecutor orders arrest of Brotherhood leaders
Press TV - Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and eight other senior members of the movement.

US to halt F-16 supplies to Egypt due to 'current situation'
RT - US President Barack Obama has taken a personal decision to suspend the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming it is no longer “appropriate” following the toppling Mohamed Morsi’s government.

Israel, US dictated EU move on Hezbollah: Nasrallah
Press TV - The secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has condemned the European Union’s decision to declare the group's armed wing a “terrorist” organization.

Expansive New Zealand surveillance bill expected to pass through Parliament
RT - New Zealand lawmakers say they now have enough votes to pass a controversial bill that will expand the government’s power, authorizing the interception of private communications in the name of national security.

$58 billion: Fukushima decontamination outlay to rise by six times
RT - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology claims that decontamination will cost at least 3.13 trillion yen ($32 billion) and the sum could rise to 5.81 trillion yen ($58 billion). The current state budget earmarked for the clean-up is only one trillion yen.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Plan to defund NSA phone collection program defeated
Washington Post - A controversial proposal to restrict how the National Security Agency collects telephone records failed to advance by a narrow margin Wednesday, a victory for the Obama administration, which has spent weeks defending the program since media leaks sparked international outrage about the agency’s reach.

VIDEO: Killing a police animal a felony under new state law - Effective November 1, the killing of a police animal will be a felony offense in New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that will hold individuals responsible for the killing of specially-trained police animals.

The Ten Most Disturbing Things You Should Know About the FBI Since 9/11 - As Congress considers the nomination of James B. Comey to lead the FBI for the next ten years, lawmakers should examine measures to rein in a bureau that has undermined civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism. This is a false trade off: we can be both safe and free.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Army Conducts Nighttime Exercises in Downtown Chicago
Kurt Nimmo - The Windy City’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) told the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday it is providing support for “routine military training exercises,” including flying helicopters in the downtown area of the city at night.

VIDEO: Fake Libertarian Glenn Beck - "America Was Established for the Establishment of Israel" - Beck speaking at John Hagee's Christians United For Israel on July 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

VIDEO: WARNING: Prominent Activists Being Framed With Child Porn
Activist Post - A disturbing trend is unfolding where some entity is attempting to frame prominent anti-establishment activists and alternative media organizations with child pornography. These activists are being sent emails with malicious attachments containing images of child porn in a seeming attempt to discredit them or set them up for arrest.

U.S. city looks to penalize Bible believers
WND - Think it’s hot in Texas these days? Just wait a few weeks, until the San Antonio City Council ends its summer hiatus and resumes work on a proposed change to its nondiscrimination ordinances that apparently will discriminate against all who take the Bible at its word and follow it.

U.S. Border Patrol Deporting Illegal Alien with 37 Criminal Convictions in USA
CNS News - A spokesman for the Buffalo CBP sector told that the suspect's first conviction came in 1982; the most recent was in 2007. Border Patrol says it first learned of the man on Saturday.

VIDEO: New RFID ‘Smart Guns’ May Be Used By Govt to Bypass Second Amendment
Anthony Gucciardi - TriggerSmart, the manufacturer of the Orwellian weapons that already exist in various European regions thanks to branding that smart guns are the ‘safer’ alternative to real weapons, hopes to start selling smart guns within the United States as soon as possible — and you could see them make a grand entrance by 2014.

Police Notify Family of Son’s Homicide, Shoot Pet Dog
Paul Joseph Watson - [Warning: Disturbing videos] Police in Henrico County, Virginia visited a family’s home to impart the tragic news that their son had been killed in a homicide but then proceeded to shoot the family’s pet dog Tiger.

20 Controversial Questions The Mainstream Media Won’t Touch With A Ten Foot Pole - These days, if an important news story is deemed to be “too controversial” or threatens an important political or corporate interest, it is usually first broken either by the alternative media or by a foreign news source. If the story gets enough traction, sometimes the mainstream media will eventually start covering it as well.


Judge freezes challenges to Detroit bankruptcy
Daily Mail - After two hours of arguments, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes made clear he's in charge. He granted Detroit's request to put a permanent freeze on three lawsuits filed in Ingham County, including another judge's extraordinary decision that Gov. Rick Snyder trampled the Michigan Constitution and acted illegally in approving the Chapter 9 filing.

10 Reasons the U.S. Economy Is Stuck - No matter what New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and his followers say, we are not living in a "sharing economy". We are living in a zero-sum economy – in which a handful of investors and owners win at everyone else's expense.

VIDEO: Ron Paul: Why I’m Holding My Gold
Liberty Crier - Former Congressman Ron Paul (TX) explains why gold has bottomed. He also weighs in on the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and Rand Paul’s possible presidential bid with CNBC’s Jackie DeAngelis.

Goldman Sachs Aluminum Price Manipulation Scheme Makes Billions In Profit, Report
NY Times - Each day, a fleet of trucks shuffles 1,500-pound bars of the metal among the warehouses. Two or three times a day, sometimes more, the drivers make the same circuits. They load in one warehouse. They unload in another. And then they do it again. This industrial dance has been choreographed by Goldman to exploit pricing regulations set up by an overseas commodities exchange, an investigation by The New York Times has found.

Veteran News

VIDEO/ARTICLE: SEAL Team 6 Families Force Congress To Investigate Mysterious Chopper Crash
Steve Watson - Pentagon cremated soldiers bodies; claims black box washed away in flash flood.... Led by firebrand Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Congress is to launch an official investigation into the mysterious helicopter crash that killed several members of the Navy SEAL team 6 in Afghanistan in 2011.

Housing Market

Police Defend Bank that Looted Wrong House, Won't Return Items or Pay
Activist Post - Katie Barnett of McArthur came home a few weeks ago to find everything in the house gone. She eventually discovered that First National bank mistakenly foreclosed the wrong house -- but kept her stuff. Not only did they clear everything out like the Grinch, but they changed the locks. Their actual foreclosure target had been the house across the street.


A handful of walnuts every day can help to slow or prevent prostate cancer growth
(NaturalNews) A research study team from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio has released the results of a study in the journal, Cancer Investigation that explains how eating a modest amount of walnuts can protect against prostate cancer.

Seven amazing reasons to eat more figs
(NaturalNews) Dried figs or jam mixtures are used commercially because fresh figs don't hold up well, although they are recommended if you use them quickly. Still popular in the Mediterranean, eating figs has been mostly abandoned in North America, except for those cookie versions of course.

New Research: Average Person Exposed to Cancerous Levels of Toxins
Natural Society - A recent, frightening study indicates even the “average” person is being exposed to cancerous levels of toxins like arsenic, dioxins, and DDE. Some exposure levels were 100 times over the cancer benchmark levels

The hepatitis C study America never heard about - The Berkson Clinical Study
(NaturalNews) If someone were to take a look at the impressive credentials of Dr. Burton Berkson they would likely think that any study he conducted would easily find its way to publication - especially one which demonstrated remarkable success against chronic hepatitis C.

USDA spending taxpayer money on grant to determine whether fat, sugary foods cause obesity
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a study to determine if "preference for fat and sugar may have a role in overweight and obesity development" among African-American adolescents in Alabama. The department announced the $25,000 grant to Tuskegee University in Tuskeegee, Ala., in April.

Eating breakfast (meal timing) lowers heart disease risk by more than twenty-five percent
(NaturalNews) A research team from the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston has published the results from a sixteen year study in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation that explains how men who reported that they skipped breakfast had a higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary artery disease.

Magnesium is a Powerful Natural Anti-Inflammatory Mineral
Natural Society - A study involving more than 3,700 postmenopausal women found that magnesium can have a dramatic impact on inflammation throughout the body.

4 Tips for Minimizing Detox Side Effects and a Healing Crisis
Natural Society - Detoxing can come with some rough side effects; we call this a healing crisis. But there are solutions. Here are 4 ways to reduce the detox side effects.

VIDEO: Stomach Bug Sickens People in 8 States
ABC News - Cyclospora, the one-celled parasite that causes diarrhea, stomach cramps and other symptoms normally associated with a viral stomach bug, is common in tropical regions like Latin America, but isn’t typically seen in the United States, according to the CDC.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: Watch DARPA Hackers Take Control Of A Toyota Prius
From the Trenches - Andy Greenberg is a writer for Forbes. He has agreed to drive a Toyota Prius that serves as the test subject for DARPA engineers doing research on car hacking. He has no idea what he’s in for.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Listen to Your Weeds
Organic Gardening - Weeds are excellent indicators of soil conditions. In fact, geochemical botanists often look for specific weeds to help them locate minerals in the soil and to pinpoint geological features. You can apply this science in your own backyard in two ways: to plant garden crops that will thrive in the same conditions as those weeds or to amend your soil so that the conditions are less inviting to the weeds you find there.

Wednesday - July 24, 2013 - Today in History:
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 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 "Fireside Chat."
1948 - Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin. The U.S.-British airlift began the following day.
1969 - The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
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.

World News

U.N. chemical weapons investigators headed to Syria - A U.N. mission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria arrived Tuesday in Beirut on its way to Syria, the Lebanese government said.

Syria opposition seeks France’s aid
Press TV - Head of the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) and chief commander of the terrorist Free Syrian Army (FSA) say they plan to ask France for various forms of help including military aid.

‘17 US-led soldiers killed in Afghanistan’
Press TV - The Taliban militants in Afghanistan claim that they have killed 17 US-led soldiers in a car bomb blast in eastern province of Ghazni.

Brokers conspired with UBS, HSBC traders, Serious Fraud Office says
HITC Business - The two men were charged with 'dishonestly seeking to manipulate the yen Libor and other interbank offered rates', with 'the intention that the economic interests of others would be prejudiced and/or to make personal gain for themselves or another', the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office said in an indictment.

Russia: Al-Qaeda-linked extremists hold 200 Kurdish civilians hostage as ‘live shield’ in Syria
RT - Al-Qaeda-linked extremists have taken and continue to hold hostage about 200 Kurdish civilians, including women and children, using them as live shields in north-eastern Syria, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated.

Israel once again threatens to attack Syria if 'provocations continue'
Press TV - “If provocations by the Syrian government continue, Israel will have no choice but to respond accordingly,” Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor said during a UN Security Council meeting about the Middle East on Tuesday.

Photos: Obama-Backed Syrian Rebels Ransack Christian Village
Paul Joseph Watson - Images obtained exclusively by Infowars show the aftermath of an alleged massacre of a Christian village in Syria during which men, women and children were slaughtered and churches desecrated by Obama-backed FSA rebels.

64 Turkish journalists under arrest, opposition party says
Press TV - Turkey’s main opposition party says the government has arrested 64 journalists and another 123 are facing trial on charges of terrorism.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Snowden plans to settle and work in Russia – lawyer to RT
RT - NSA leaker Edward Snowden plans to settle in Russia and is ready to begin a court battle if the country’s migration service denies his asylum plea, Anatoly Kucherena, a Russian lawyer who assists the whistleblower, told RT.

EU debt reaches all-time high of $11.4 trillion
RT - Government debt in the euro zone reached an all-time high of 92.2 percent of GDP in the first financial quarter, despite large-scale efforts by leaders to dig their countries out of recession through austerity measures.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

House Voting on Amash Amendment to Defund NSA Today - A victory in the Rules Committee last night means the House will consider the Amash Amendment, which seeks to defund the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs, as well as another amendment that seeks to bar the NSA from collecting data on Americans unless they’re under investigation.

VIDEO: Rand Paul: Obama’s Goal In Syria Is To “Fight To A Stalemate”
Steve Watson - Kentucky Senator Rand Paul slammed the Obama administration’s “world policeman” outlook on foreign policy and accused the president of intentionally planning to “fight to a stalemate” in Syria in a speech Monday.

RICO: The real way to hold the IRS accountable
The Daily Caller - The bottom line is this. You can’t get justice within the political system in America anymore because the politicians own it. What ultimately stopped the mafia? The Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). What can stop the Obama administration, starting with holding corruption at the IRS accountable? RICO.

Oath Keepers Places Pro-Snowden Signs in DC Area, Encouraging More Whistle-blowers - Oath Keepers launches new campaign to place signs and billboards near Washington D.C. area defense and intelligence agencies, praising Edward Snowden for exposing the NSA spying on Americans and urging other government employees to follow Snowden’s example by becoming whistle-blowers.

Liberty Slipping: 10 Things You Could Do in 1975 That You Can't Do Now - There are thousands of other examples. The monitoring is in place all that is required from here is the clampdown.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Footage Surfaces of Cop Who Slammed Female Student to Pavement, Breaking Teeth
Adan Salazar - Amateur footage capturing the brutal arrest of a female San Marcos college student has emerged, along with gruesome photos of the woman’s broken front teeth following her encounter with an out-of-control police officer.


Sacramento County sues world's largest banks over Libor rigging - Sacramento County filed a major lawsuit today against some of the world's largest banks, accusing them of manipulating an influential interest rate to gain profits at the county's expense.... Sacramento County became the 15th government agency in California to file suit over Libor this year.

Big Withdrawals of Gold & Silver from the Comex! - The depletion of Comex Gold Warehouse stocks continues with another big withdrawal today. Furthermore, this was met with a huge draw-down of silver stocks as well. In less than one month, a staggering 640,000 ounces of gold have been removed from the Comex!

SEC Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin-Denominated Ponzi Scheme - The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Texas man and his company with defrauding investors in a Ponzi scheme involving Bitcoin, a virtual currency traded on online exchanges for conventional currencies like the U.S. dollar or used to purchase goods or services online.

Veteran News

Hagel: ‘Troops At a Breaking Point’; Vets: ‘Bring Us Home’
RINF - US soldiers “are at their breaking point,” declared Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, citing the impact of multiple deployments over more than a decade of continuous US war beginning in 2001.

Housing Market

Report: US homeowners redefaulting at alarming rate
Press TV - Nearly half of the US homeowners, who had their loans modified under a government aid program, are now defaulting again on their mortgages at an alarming rate, according to a report on Wednesday by a watchdog organization.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: OWOC inspects the Hercules Rig #265 gas rig blowout south of Louisiana - News came to us just as we landed from a picturesque six-hour flight on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana tracking endangered swallow-tailed kites: the Hercules Offshore drilling platform #265 located about 100 nm south of New Orleans had experienced a blowout this morning around 10am CDT.

What is Really Going on with HAARP? - Dr. Begich stated in our conversation that DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has already committed to funding HAARP through the fall and winter of 2013/2014 with a budget of 8.8 million dollars. He went on to say that HAARP may in fact be “sold” but likely to a private defense contractor or a subsidiary of such a contractor.

ExxonMobil subsidiary, with arm twisted behind back, agrees to treat fracking wastewater - XTO Energy, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, will reluctantly shell out $20 million to properly treat and dispose of fracking wastewater in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It will also pay a $100,000 EPA fine as part of a settlement agreement [PDF] over water-pollution charges [PDF].


Beware the Walgreens travel vaccination scam
(NaturalNews) This popular drug store chain actually offers its traveling customers one-on-one consultations with "specially trained" pharmacists who are more than eager to jab you for conditions like yellow fever, meningitis, encephalitis, typhoid, rabies, polio, and Hepatitis A and B. These same pharmacists will also urge you to purchase a slew of prescription and over-the-counter drugs as part of your travel itinerary.

Curcumin is the most widely-studied plant-derived medicinal chemical in modern science, statistical analysis reveals
(NaturalNews) The top three health conditions most frequently studied in relation to curcumin are cancer, ovarian cancer and pituitary-related conditions.

Diet Soda May Do More Harm Than Good
Dr. Mercola - Most recently, a report published in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism highlights the fact that diet soda drinkers suffer the same exact health problems as those who opt for regular soda, such as excessive weight gain, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Coca-Cola facing huge class action lawsuit over alleged false claims for Vitaminwater
(NaturalNews) For years, the Coca-Cola Company has been deceptively marketing its "vitaminwater" beverage brand as a healthy alternative to plain water and sugary soda beverages, making outlandish claims that the drink can help boost immunity and even help people fight eye disease.

Researchers wake up to complementary IBS treatments
(NaturalNews) According to Gerkins' assessment of the data, a number of holistic therapies top the list of truly promising treatment options. Among them are diet assessments and tailored plans (testing for food allergies, incorporating probiotics, etc.), the use of herbs (such as peppermint) for analgesic properties, hypnotherapy, and conscientious patient-centered relationships with healthcare providers.

Banish osteoporosis and tooth loss with these superstar teas
(NaturalNews) If you have weak teeth and bones, or simply would like to fortify yourself against future problems, select herbal teas are a great daily choice.

VIDEO: Spirulina superfood consumed during pregnancy blocks cadmium from damaging developing babies
(NaturalNews) Cadmium causes permanent kidney damage and bio-accumulates with alarming speed because it mimics potassium in the way it gets absorbed and integrated into the body's tissues. Even worse, cadmium has approximately a 20-year half-life in the human body, meaning your body will naturally eliminate half of your current cadmium load roughly every two decades.

FDA Approves a Dangerous New Antidepressant—for Hot Flashes!
Alliance for Natural Health - The agency defied its own panel’s recommendation against approval because slight benefit is not worth the risk of suicide (and, we might add, addiction). The FDA has approved the first non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes associated with menopause.

Medical Authority System Kills: FDA-Approved Drugs Kill 100,000+ People Annually
Natural Society - Over 100,000 Americans die each year from correctly prescribed FDA approved pharmaceutical drugs, this does not include OTC's or side-effects.

Essential Oils Proven to Treat 'Incurable' Ringworm Infections
Green Med Info - Ask any veterinarian: Ringworm is one of those infections considered to have no conventional cure. When cats are infected, they may be cleaned and washed and hopefully will repel the infection over time, but there is no known cure for the infection among conventional veterinarians. In humans, applying antifungals repeatedly over months and months can effect a removal of the infection – but these will often take time.

5 Household Plants For A Purified House
Natural Blaze - Whether you live in a one-bedroom apartment or a 5-story mansion, the inclusion of plants throughout the house is an almost absolute necessity. Not only do they often aesthetically look wonderful, they also play a big role in improving the air quality within the space.

Science & Technology

6 Apocalyptic Technologies That Most People Have Not Even Heard About Yet
Activist Post - Would you be willing to allow a technology company to put one large computer chip or thousands of really, really small ones (“neural dust”) into your brain? These are some of the technologies that are coming. Our world is changing at an absolutely mind blowing rate, and to be honest none of us really knows what our world is going to look like a decade from now.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Losing Just One Pollinator Species Leads to Big Plant Declines
Waking Times - A shocking new study finds that losing just one pollinator species could lead to major declines in plant productivity, a finding that has broad implications for biodiversity conservation. Looking at ten bumblebee species in Colorado alpine meadows, two scientists found that removing a single bee species cut flower seed production by one-third.

Tuesday - July 23, 2013 - Today in History:
1827 - The first swimming school in the U.S. opened in Boston, MA.
1829 - William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first typewriter.
1877 - The first municipal railroad passenger service began in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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 Francis 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 Earth-resources satellite.
1986 - Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996.
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.

World News

At least 1 in 5 drone strike victims a confirmed civilian – leaked Pakistani records
RT - Leaked internal data produced by Pakistani officials documenting drone strikes on the ground reveal a high civilian death toll, countering US claims that the targeted assassination campaign results in “exceedingly rare” fatalities.

Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq
RT- The US military’s use of depleted uranium in Iraq has led to a sharp increase in Leukemia and birth defects in the city of Najaf – and panicked residents are fearing for their health. Cancer is now more common than the flu, a local doctor tells RT.

Leaker Snowden Hopes To Be Able To Leave Airport By Wednesday: Lawyer
Reuters - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes to be granted papers by Wednesday allowing him to end his month-long stay in the transit area of a Moscow airport and move to the city center, his Russian lawyer said on Monday.

GMOs not needed: Brazil scientists developing lifesaving superfoods through traditional plant breeding methods
(NaturalNews) Agriculture scientists in Brazil have spent the past decade developing so-called "superfoods" that will soon become a natural alternative to genetically modified frankenfoods grown in many countries including the United States and will alleviate malnutrition for nearly one-third of the world's population.

Tepco now admits radioactive water entering the sea at Fukushima No.1
Japan Times - Fukushima nuclear plant operator Tepco on Monday admitted for the first time that radioactive groundwater is flowing into the sea, fueling fears that marine life is being poisoned.

Over 500 ‘Al Qaeda militants’ escape Iraq’s Abu Ghraib in violent break-out
RT - A manhunt is underway in Iraq for hundreds of convicts, including senior al Qaeda terrorists, who broke out of Abu Ghraib prison after a military-style raid to free them, authorities said on Monday.

US troops training to move into Syria: Report
Press TV July 20, 2013 - American troops are training in the state of North Carolina to move into Syria, should President Barack Obama give the green light to a military assault on the Middle Eastern nation.

Pentagon: Syria’s War Could Last for Years, Empower al-Qaeda - Far from a foregone conclusion of a war that is always just a few weeks from being resolved, Pentagon officials say that the Syrian Civil War could well last for “multiple years” from this point without being settled.

Israel to Sign Guns for Refugees Deal With African States
Global Research - Ynet reports that the government is close to inking a deal with three African states (who are likely Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda) who will take “tens of thousands” of ‘undesirable’ African refugees from Israel in return to Israeli weapons and training.

Venezuela ends normalizing US relations
Press TV - Venezuela says it has ended the process of normalizing its relations with the United States over remarks by Washington’s ambassador-designate to the UN.

Spain taps social security reserve fund to pay pensions
Reuters - Spain tapped its social security reserve fund for the second time in a month on Monday, the Labour Ministry said, to help with extra summer pension payments as unemployment and retirement costs deplete government funds.

India issues arrest warrant for school principal over deadly mid-day meal
Press TV - A court in India’s northeastern state of Bihar has issued an arrest warrant for the headmistress of a primary school where nearly two dozen children died from food poisoning earlier this month.

No one knows how to stop these tar-sands oil spills - Thousands of barrels of tar-sands oil have been burbling up into forest areas for at least six weeks in Cold Lake, Alberta, and it seems that nobody knows how to staunch the flow.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US Intel committees approve arming Syrian rebels, top general warns of costs
RT - Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking American military advisor, wrote that a no-fly zone over Syria would cost the US between $500 million and $1 billion a month to maintain, and may be ineffective because the Syrian army relies on artillery, not air support, to fight the insurrection.

The Obama Family Goes on a Much-Needed Vacation…Again
Activist Post - The Obama family needs a vacation. After all, it’s been almost a month since they returned from the $100 million taxpayer-funded African safari.

CIA Blocked Security Team Departure During Benghazi Attack
Washington Free Beacon - The CIA “repeatedly blocked” the departure of a security team that was ready “within minutes” to respond to the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya that claimed the lives of four Americans, according to Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.)

Are Foreign Troops Given Authority To Enforce The UN Small Arms Trade Treaty On US Soil? - As Barack Obama prepares to sign the United Nation’s Small Arms Treaty when Congress concludes its summer session, some have wondered whether or not it gives authority to use foreign troops on US soil to enforce the treaty. f you wish to understand just what is entailed in the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), you need look no further than Article 15 of the treaty...

Fox News Covers Obama’s New Agenda 21-Like Plan
Intel Hub - The White House Rural Council Development Plan includes powerful people such as Secretary of Treasury, Tim Geitner, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Attorney General Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano. This Central planning agency shows similarities to the Agenda 21 plan in which every aspect of rural America will be dominated by fascist regulations.

TSA Officials Agree to Training Program for Police on Travelers’ First and Fourth Amendment Rights
Liberty Crier - In a victory for the U.S. Constitution, officials with the Richmond International Airport (RIC) have required that all RIC law enforcement officers take part in a two-hour training course on the First and Fourth Amendment rights of passengers, guests and/or vendors.

TSA will grope you less for $85
RT - Currently, only members of frequent-flier programs are given the opportunity to apply without paying a fee. But TSA Administrator John Pistole on Friday announced that all travelers will soon be able to join PreCheck – as long as they pay $85, provide identifying information, pass a background check, and undergo fingerprinting.

Scary, Non-Existent Terrorism: According to the State Department a mere 10 Americans were killed by terrorism in 2012. None of them in the U.S. - Nearly 12 years after the 9/11 attack, virtually every single element of national security policy – from the occupation of Afghanistan, to the drone war, to a massive NSA surveillance apparatus, to a defense budget the outpaces the rest of the world combined – is justified by citing terrorism as a threat.

George Zimmerman Emerged From Hiding for Truck Crash Rescue
ABC News - George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue someone who was trapped in an overturned truck, police said today.


The Tip Of The Iceberg Of The Coming Retirement Crisis That Will Shake America To The Core
Economic Collapse - What is going on in Detroit right now is a perfect example of what will soon be happening all over the nation. Many city workers stuck with their jobs for decades because of the promise of a nice pension at the end of the rainbow. But now those promises are going up in smoke. There has even been talk that retirees will only end up getting about 10 cents for every dollar that they were promised.

Energy & Environment

Unlike Keystone XL, new tar sands pipeline gets expedited review thanks to State Dept. bypass
RT - While the Keystone XL pipeline remains mired in controversy between oil interests and environmental advocacy groups, another tar sands pipeline that will run for hundreds of miles through the American midwest looks to be on the fast track for approval.


Treat your high chloresterol and clogged arteries naturally with curcumin: Research
(NaturalNews) The humble spice that gives curry powder its characteristic yellow color may hold the key to helping people lower their cholesterol and fight heart disease naturally, research suggests.

Spirulina superfood consumed during pregnancy blocks cadmium from damaging developing babies - Natural News Science
(NaturalNews) This is a hugely important finding because cadmium, a highly-toxic heavy metal, is routinely found in rice and other common foods. Even organic brown rice often contains as much as 3 ppm of cadmium, Natural News has learned from laboratory tests.

Cacao found to be a 'defense shield' against strokes
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden followed more than 37,000 Swedish men; in the end, the data showed that those eating the most chocolate were the least likely to have a stroke, according to reports detailing the project.

Some non-organic foods contain upwards of 180 times the fluoride level of tap water, says expert
(NaturalNews) According to fluoride expert Jeff Green, many non-organic foods contain extremely high levels of fluoride because of the pesticide chemicals sprayed on them -- and in some cases, non-organic produce contains up to 180 times the amount of fluoride found in tap water.

EPA to Increase Allowable Glyphosate in U.S. Food Crops by up to 100,000x
Natural Society - As GM Watch reports, the amount of allowable glyphosate in oilseed crops including flax, soybeans, and canola, would be increased from 20 parts per million (ppm) to 40 ppm—over 100,000 times the amount needed to induce breast cancer cells. But they aren’t stopping there. The EPA is also increasing limits on allowable glyphosate in food crops, from 200 ppm to 6,000 ppm.

VIDEO: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Victims of a Toxic Civilization
The Organic Prepper - Sometimes even worse than having a mysterious illness is the fact that no one in the medical profession believes that you have this illness. Or, still worse than that, they don’t believe that the illness even exists.... A devastating condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is unrecognized by the American Medical Association. Victims suffer from an array of symptoms...

PepsiCo’s Naked Juices Have to Drop ‘All Natural’ Label After $9 Million Class Action Lawsuit
Natural Society - PepsiCo has recently agreed to settle out of court for $9 million over a class action lawsuit that claimed ‘natural’ and ‘non-GMO’ on their bottles was misleading since they are made with GMO ingredients, as well as synthetic and ‘unnatural’ items.

Vaccines Cause Severe Cardiorespiratory Harm to Preemies: Study
Gaia Health - One of modern medicine’s routine practices is vaccination of virtually all infants on a schedule—even if they’re premature. This study clearly documents the likelihood that preemies are being subjected to severe harm by the practice. Yet, health agencies and doctors won’t even slow down in the rush to jam needles into the weakest among us.

Science & Technology

SIM card flaw said to allow hijacking of millions of phones - Vulnerability in the security key that protects the card could allow eavesdropping on phone conversations, fraudulent purchases, or impersonation of the handset's owner, a security researcher warns.

NSA locates cell phones even when they are turned off
RT - Never mind the non-stop collection of metadata and other sneaky surveillance tools being implemented by the NSA: a new report has revealed that the National Security Agency’s spy powers allow the government to grab location data on just about anyone.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Wild thing, I think I need you: How weeds could save dinner - Wild relatives of potatoes, peas, eggplants, and lentils, among many other crops, are often thought of as weeds, but they could help us produce healthier harvests even as we face water shortages and other climate-induced challenges.

Monday - July 22, 2013 - Today in History:
1796 - Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleveland.
1798 - The USS Constitution was underway and out to sea for the first time since being launched on October 21, 1797.
1812 - English troops under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French at the Battle of Salamanca in Spain.
1933 - Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
1937 - The U.S. Senate rejected President Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
1943 - American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.
1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were presented to the House Subcommittee on Appropriations.
1955 - U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Nixon chaired a cabinet meeting in Washington, DC. It was the first time that a Vice-President had carried out the task.
1975 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship restored by the U.S. Congress.
1987 - The U.S. began its policy of escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers up and down the Persian Gulf to protect them from possible attack by Iran.
1998 - Iran tested medium-range missile, capable of reaching Israel or Saudi Arabia.
2000 - Astronomers at the University of Arizona announced that they had found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.
2003 - In northern Iraq, Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai died after a gunfight with U.S. forces.
2003 - In Paris, France, a fire broke out near the top of the Eiffel Tower. About 4,000 visitors were evacuated and no injuries were reported.
2004 - The September 11 commission's final report was released. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited "deep institutional failings within our government." The report was released to White House officials the day before.
2009 - The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurred over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

World News

Contract to supply Russian S-300 missiles still in force – Syrian deputy PM
RT - The contract for supplying advanced Russian S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Syria remains in force, the Syrian Deputy PM Qadri Jamil confirmed during a visit to Moscow. He is seeking to secure a credit from Russia.

Russian official accuses U.S. of Biological Weapons Violations
Activist Post - A Senior Russian official has leveled charges that the United States is violating the Biological Weapons Convention and doing so too close for comfort to the Russian border.

VIDEO:Making Homelessness A Crime On Both Sides Of The Atlantic
The Daily Sheeple - Coming from different sides of the Atlantic, their messages are remarkably similar and the proposals made by US and UK lawmakers could have come from the same speech writer.

US, Israel launch joint aerial drill
Press TV - An undisclosed number of F-15 and F-16 fighter jets from both sides are participating in the training event. It’s held at Uvda Base in the southern Negev Desert, during which pilots will practice air-to- air combat maneuvers, mid-air refueling, bombing runs and other missions.

VIDEO: Egypt army ups attacks on Gaza tunnels
Press TV - Since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian military has reportedly destroyed about 90 percent of the tunnels connecting Egypt and Gaza, hindering the Gazans from bringing in most of their basic goods like construction materials, food, and fuel.

VIDEO: Palestinians take on Syrian militants
Press TV - Many Palestinian refugees have joined the Syrian Army in its fight against the foreign-sponsored militants at the Yarmouk refugee camp near the capital Damascus.

‘Over 625,000 Syria refugees in Lebanon’
Press TV - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says more than 625,000 Syrian refugees are receiving aid in neighboring Lebanon.

U.S. military drone surveillance is expanding to hot spots beyond declared combat zones
Washington Post - As the Obama administration dials back the number of drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, the U.S. military is shifting its huge fleet of unmanned aircraft to other hot spots around the world.

Former head of MI6 threatens to expose secrets of Iraq 'dodgy dossier'
The Telegraph - A former head of MI6 has threatened to expose the secrets of the ‘dodgy dossier’ if he disagrees with the long-awaited findings of the Chilcot Inquiry into the UK’s role in the Iraq War.

Worldwide Unemployment Crisis: There Are 93 Million Unemployed Workers In G20 Nations
Economic Collapse - Did you know that the total number of unemployed workers in G20 counties is now up to 93 million and that it is increasing with each passing day? You see, the truth is that the United States is not the only one dealing with a systemic unemployment crisis.

Number of irradiated Fukushima liquidators underestimated by 11 times
RT - Some ten per cent of the emergency personal involved in liquidating the meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 2011 are at risk of thyroid cancer, TEPCO revealed after being forced to reevaluate results of staff medical examinations.

Italy Moving to Ban Monsanto's GMO Corn with 80% Public Support
Natural Society - Italy is moving to ban one of Monsanto's genetically modified corn maize crops, and 80% of the public is supporting the ban on GMOs.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

President Obama: Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me
President Obama spoke from the White House Press Briefing Room about Trayvon Martin and the verdict of the court trial that followed the Florida teenager’s death.  To read the speech, click here

Report questions costs of mansions for US military top brass
Press TV - A new Pentagon report questions the extravagant mansions and villas provided for top military brass in an era of budget cuts and austerity when thousands of civilian workers are forced to take unpaid leaves.

VIDEO: Police Establish Random Checkpoint On Road Outside Austin Airport - Our reporter shot this footage as he was leaving the Austin airport on July 17th. Now we see the TSA all over America, at bus stations, train stations, sporting events, concerts, and even shopping malls. This will not stop unless we stand and speak out.

VIDEO: $1,000 Fine for Flashing Headlights to Warn Motorists of Cops - Lawsuit Follows
Activist Post - Did you know that you could be fined for flashing your headlights to warn other people of speed traps? Police who are hiding in wait, do not appreciate headlight whistleblowers.

VIDEO: Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s Throat Wound: Another Government Lie Bites the Dust
Kurt Nimmo - It’s another example of why you should never trust the government. Back in April federal officialdom told us Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev was shot in the throat and unable to talk. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was trotted out to confirm this fantasy story. He said Tsarnaev was in “serious but stable condition” and “not yet able to communicate yet.”

University of Pennsylvania professor calls God a 'white racist' following Zimmerman verdict
(NaturalNews) University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) associate professor Anthea Butler recently spewed her obvious disagreement with the verdict by ranting online that God is a "white racist" who walks around with a gun "stalking young black men."

VIDEO: Sen. McCain Has Temper Tantrum Over Lack of Support for CIA’s Free Syrian Army
Kurt Nimmo - Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, has threatened to hold up the renomination of Gen. Martin Dempsey as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff following a verbal clash between the two during a committee hearing.

VIDEO: Law Enforcement Plans To March On DC; Police Chief Mark Kessler Leads The Way
Bob Powell - Police Chiefs and municipal police, Sheriffs and their deputies, and State Troopers from around the country - plan to take a message of dissatisfaction to Washington D.C. on September 9th and redress their Congressmen with a list of grievances.

Update: FAA Responds To Drone Hunting: “Could Result in Criminal or Civil Liability”
Activist Post - In response to overwhelming public support for a new ordinance in the small Colorado town of Deer Trail, which would issue hunting licenses and bounties for shooting down unmanned aerial vehicles, the Federal Aviation Administration has warned that penalties for those who engage drones could be severe.

Mood shifting, Congress may move to limit NSA spying
McClatchy - Congress is growing increasingly wary of controversial National Security Agency domestic surveillance programs, a concern likely to erupt during legislative debate _ and perhaps prod legislative action _ as early as next week.

Move over NSA, here comes the Obamacare Big Brother database - Would you trust thousands of low-level Federal bureaucrats and contractors with one-touch access to your private financial and medical information? Under Obamacare you won’t have any choice.

VIDEO: The overcriminalization problem: Congressional Research Service can’t even list all federal crimes
Activist Post - According to Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), “Today, there are roughly 4,500 federal crimes on the books. And still many more regulations and rules that, if not abided by, result in criminal penalties, including incarceration.”

Florida Nurse Terrorized by US Marshals in Warrantless Raid
Julie Wilson - The nurse, employed by the Sarasota Doctors Hospital, proceeded towards the kitchen sink to clean the dishes when she gazed out her window. Her gaze met the eyes of a man wearing a hunting vest who was aiming a gun directly at her face.

FILM: State Of Mind – Full Version in High Definition - State Of Mind: The Psychology Of Control, from the creators of A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995, reveals that much of what we believe to be truth is actually deliberate deception. The global elites are systematically implanting lies into our consciousness to erect a “tyranny over the minds of men.”


VIDEO: Massive Fire Reported in Basement Vault of JPM Building! Gold Force Majeure? - With JPM’s gold inventory plunging 66% Friday to an all-time low of 46,000 ounces, and with reportedly over 502,000 ounces still standing against JPM for the JUNE gold contract, is the long anticipated force-majeure event in progress?

Share This Chart With Anyone That Believes The U.S. Economy Is Not Going To Crash
Economic Collapse - We are in the terminal phase of an unprecedented debt spiral which has allowed us to live far, far beyond our means for the last several decades. Unfortunately, all debt spirals eventually end, and they usually do so in a very disorderly manner.

25 Facts About The Fall Of Detroit That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head
Economic Collapse - One of the greatest cities in the history of the world is just a shell of its former self. The following are 25 facts about the fall of Detroit that will leave you shaking your head...

Rand Paul: Obama Will Bail Out Detroit ‘Over My Dead Body’
Breitbart - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he will use every resource he has at his disposal to stop President Barack Obama from bailing out newly-bankrupt Detroit because he believes the city can and must save itself and learn from its fiscal mistakes. "I basically say he [Obama] is bailing them out over my dead body because we don’t have any money in Washington.”

Energy & Environment

Official unable to find bottom of giant Louisiana sinkhole during depth survey
ENENews - John Boudreaux has reported another depth survey has been completed in the center of the sinkhole. A video has been posted on YouTube showing that 750′ of cord was used and all 750′ went down to bottom.

Bayou Corne News

VIDEO: Seismic activity reported in Assumption Parish sinkhole
The 24-acre Assumption Parish sinkhole underwent a periodic burp early Friday, the second in two days and the fourth in the past 21/2 weeks, parish officials said. The most recent burp was accompanied by an increase in tremors early Friday...


Let Fruit Be Your Medicine: Watermelon's Remarkable Health Benefits
Green Med Info - Watermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is a truly medicinal food.

14 Steps to Cut Out Processed Food
Waking Times - We took our own pledge for 100 days in part to convince others that they could follow our same “real food” rules for only 10 days. We realize not everyone is keen on the idea of going “cold turkey” with the 10 Days of Real Food pledge though, which is why we also developed 14 weeks of mini-pledges.

There Are Shocking Differences Between Raw Honey And The Processed Golden Honey Found In Grocery Retailers
Prevent Disease - There are well over 30 commercial producers of honey that have no traces of pollen and lack beneficial vitamins and enzymes among a host of other natural constituents which are removed due to pasteurization and processing.

Review Reveals Radiation Risk Models Underestimate Harms of Exposure by 10,000 Fold
Green Med Info - On May 22 InTech ( published a review of evidence that DNA damage caused by inhaling and ingesting man-made radioactivity is having serious health effects. This is the first time such a wide-ranging review of the genetic mechanisms of harm from nuclear discharges has been published in the scientific literature.

The Simple Addition of Foods Rich In Amino and Fatty Acids Helps Type 1 Diabetics Produce Their Own Insulin
Prevent Disease - Simple dietary modifications that include the addition of foods rich in certain amino and fatty acids could help people with type 1 diabetes to keep producing at least some of their own insulin, according to new research in Diabetes Care.

VIDEO: Heat-Induced Acrylamide May Be a Primary Hazard of Processed Food
Dr. Mercola - Just over a decade ago, researchers discovered that a cancer-causing and potentially neurotoxic chemical called acrylamide is created when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, whether baked, fried, roasted, grilled or toasted.

Avoid these food items commonly mistaken for 'health foods'
(NaturalNews) The food processing industry and its raw food supplier allies have been clever at marketing their products as healthy while attacking the foods they replace as unhealthy. And it has worked both ways.

Science & Technology

Secret court Allows NSA To Keep Collecting Verizon customers’ phone records
The Guardian - The National Security Agency has been allowed to extend its dragnet of the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon through a court order issued by the secret court that oversees surveillance.

Literal Smart Dust Opens Brain-Computer Pathway to "Spy on Your Brain"
Activist Post - Some might have heard about Smart Dust; nanoparticles that can be employed as sensor networks for a range of security and environmental applications. Now, however, literal Smart Dust for the brain is being proposed as the next step toward establishing a brain-computer interface.

Police Need Warrants To Track Cell-phone Data, N.J. Supreme Court Rules - In a 7-0 decision, the court sided with Thomas Earls, who was arrested on burglary charges in Monmouth County in 2006. Without obtaining a warrant, the police had pinpointed his location by getting his cell-phone signal data from his provider, T-Mobile, three times in one evening.

Internet businesses caught price gouging customers that visit high-end websites: Always clear your cache, cookies
(NaturalNews) As reported by the U.K.'s Guardian, some online travel merchants, for instance, are charging users more for plane fares and hotel stays if their browsing histories reveal a liking for expensive products and services.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: 16 Incredible Herbs For Your Survival Garden - Try these herbs in your herb garden. You will have herbs for beauty, flavoring and medicine.

Eat your weeds!
(NaturalNews) It's that time of year when home gardeners are tasked with a lot of weeding chores. It doesn't matter if your penchant is growing vegetables or flowers - we all grow weeds.

Friday - July 19, 2013 - Today in History:
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 sutures.
1942 - German U-boats were withdrawn from positions off the U.S. Atlantic coast due to effective American anti-submarine countermeasures.
1943 - During World War II, more than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attacked Rome for the first time.
1946 - Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test.
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.
1975 - The Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts separated after being linked in orbit for two days.
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 1st 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.

World News

Rockets fired from Syria land in Lebanon
Press TV - The latest strike comes as occasional cross-border rocket attacks have given rise to fears of the spillover of turmoil in Syria into Lebanon.

Britain abandons plans to arm Syria militants: sources
Press TV - The Sources told Reuters that Britain is clearly not going to arm the militants “in any way, shape or form”, adding that British public is largely against sending arms to the insurgents in the Arab country.... The sources, however, said London will continue to train the foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government.

No options off table on Syria: UK
Press TV - British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond says London is keeping all options on the table regarding Syria despite earlier warnings by the UK armed forces chief against arming the militants in the Arab country.

China sends troops to Africa 7/17/2013 - For the second time in a little over a year, China has infantry on the ground in Africa, reflecting the Chinese military’s increasingly global presence. Three-hundred ninety-five peacekeepers from the People’s Liberation Army just arrived in the Saharan nation of Mali as part of the UN mission to help restore order there.

US preparing for military action in Syria, top US general says
RT - President Barack Obama is considering using military force in Syria, and the Pentagon has prepared various scenarios for possible United States intervention.

Syria militants blast gas, fuel pipelines
Press TV - Foreign-backed militants in Syria have blown up gas and fuel pipelines that feed power stations in the country’s south, causing a blackout in the region.

US, Pakistan plot to split Afghanistan
Press TV - A senior Afghan official says the opening of Taliban’s political office in Doha was a plot orchestrated by the United Sates and Pakistan to break up Afghanistan.

Obama's UN pick vows push for Israeli seat on Security Council
Press TV - US President Barack Obama's UN nominee has vowed to fiercely back Israel and fight to help the regime win a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council.

20,000 US troops descend on Australia for military exercise
Press TV - Talisman Saber 2013 -- joint US and Australian military and humanitarian exercise -- kicked off this week as approximately 20,000 US troops descended on Australia’s east coast.

Monsanto to withdraw EU approval requests for new GMO crops
Reuters - Monsanto Co said on Wednesday it will withdraw all pending approval requests to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union, due to the lack of commercial prospects for cultivation there.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

West Virginia Dismisses False Flag Allegations
Julie Wilson - West Virginia Public Broadcasting has issued a statement on the communities’ Beckley’s Best Facebook page assuring the public (and conspiracy theorists) that the National Guard training exercises taking place at the same time and location as the National Boy Scout Jamboree, are not indicative of a false flag event.

Agenda 21 Chapter 8 – The Final Coup
Activist Post - If you think the economy is simply going to collapse, think again. The bankers, the corporations, and the United Nations have got ecosystem accounting ready to rock and roll, and it’s set to change everything…. You reduce the number from 7+ billion by at least 33% without firing one shot. You simply privatize all natural resources and then price access so that the bottom third of the globe’s population cannot afford it.

16 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True
Activist Post - Are you a conspiracy theorist? If not, perhaps you should be. Yes, there have certainly been a lot of “conspiracy theories” over the years that have turned out not to be accurate. However, the truth is that a large number of very prominent conspiracy theories have turned out to actually be true.

Judge refuses to drop 'aiding the enemy' charge in Bradley Manning trial
The Guardian - The decision by Colonel Denise Lind, who is sitting as judge and jury over the army private in a courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland, means that Manning continues to face the possibility of life in military custody with no chance of parole.

Justice Department places 'hold' on Trayvon Martin trial evidence
Daily Mail - The U.S. Department of Justice, overseen by Attorney General Eric Holder, has ordered the Sanford, Florida police department to keep possession of all the evidence from George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial - including the exonerated neighborhood watch volunteer's gun.

VIDEO: Larry Elder Blasts Piers Morgan on the Trayvon Martin Fiasco
Kurt Nimmo - Elder, visibly irritated by the corporate media’s endless Saint Trayvon mantra, bulldozed Morgan with disconcerting facts. “Seven thousand murders last year, Piers, of black people. Almost all of those were committed by black people.”

YouTube: Greenwald "Never Hear US Media Say Isn't It Odd People Seek Asylum In A Country Known To Torture
MSNBC News July 17, 2013.

VIDEO: Poll: 34% of Americans Say First Amendment Too Extreme
Kit Daniels - A recent national poll shows that 34% of Americans believe the First Amendment “goes too far in the rights it guarantees.”... That belief is up 13% compared to the results of the same survey conducted last year, the largest single-year increase since the center started the annual surveys in 1997.

Coup d’etat: An unconstitutional government is an illegitimate government
Paul Craig Roberts - An unconstitutional government is an illegitimate government. The oath of allegiance requires defense of the Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” As the Founding Fathers made clear, the main enemy of the Constitution is the government itself.

VIDEO: Kissinger: ‘Terrorists Are Really People That Reject the International System’
Blacklisted News - The clip below is from a 2007 AKBank convention in Instanbul, Turkey held right before the annual Bilderberg Meeting which took place there that same year. In it, former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, (as well as member of the Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Bohemian Grove among others) Henry Kissinger can be seen giving the following speech...

Iowa law enforcement agent fired after reporting governor’s speeding car
RINF - An Iowa law enforcement agent who reported Governor Terry Branstad for speeding and complained about the governor’s state troopers has been fired after 25 years on the job.


Everything Is Fine, But…
Economic Collapse - Everything is going to be just great. Haven't you heard? The stock market is at an all-time high, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says that inflation is incredibly low, and the official unemployment rate has been steadily declining since early in Barack Obama's first term.

The Welfare States of America: Government food aid recipients now outnumber full-time private sector workers
(NaturalNews) For the first time in history, the number of people in the United States receiving assistance from the federal government to pay for food has exceeded the number of full-time, private sector workers, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The U.S. Government Will Borrow Close To 4 Trillion Dollars This Year
Economic Collapse - When you add maturing debt to the new debt that the federal government is accumulating, the total is quite eye catching. You see, the truth is that the U.S. government must not only borrow enough money to fund government spending for this year, it must also "roll over" existing debt that has reached maturity.

Jim Sinclair: FDIC Not Sufficiently Capitalized For Coming Bail-ins! - Legendary gold trader Jim Sinclair has sent an email alert to subscribers warning that the FDIC is not sufficiently capitalized to sustain FDIC insured deposits for the coming bail-in, and boldly predicts that the FDIC will not pay in cash, but will rather pay in special issue US Treasury instruments that will be salable only over a 5 year period!

Detroit files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy amid staggering debts
Detroit Free Press - Detroit on Thursday became the largest American city to file for bankruptcy, a historic move sure to ignite complex battles in coming months with creditors, pensioners and unions who stand to lose significantly as the state tries to rescue a drowning city.

Veteran News

US Navy vet a real-life Jason Bourne; wakes up with no memory but speaks perfect Swedish
(NaturalNews) The fictional character Jason Bourne is a covert intelligence operative who survives an intense mind control "reprogramming" process to become a government assassin. After being shot while on an assassination mission, he forgets his identity and tries to rediscover his true past. That's the storyline of the Bourne series of motion pictures.

Energy & Environment

CIA Investing in Research Aimed At Modifying The Earth’s Climate For Unknown Reasons - The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is participating in funding a $630,000 study on geoengineering for reasons which are not entirely clear as of yet.... This particular 21-month-long study has a final report due in the fall of 2014 and was commissioned in concert with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).


Eight great ways to enjoy coconut and coconut oil
(NaturalNews) The whole issue of saturated fat dangers is falling apart gradually, although there are still many diet and medical experts still inside its crumbling edifice. The fact is unprocessed saturated fats are necessary for good health.

25 Best Ways to Detox From Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Environmental Pollutants, and Metabolic Waste
Waking Times - If you are endlessly tired, irritable, have trouble losing weight, or feel depressed, you might be suffering from the environmental onslaught of toxins being poured into our air, water and soil by greedy corporate monopolies.

All Corn Syrup Contains MSG
Prevent Disease - Processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is deadly and it's unlabeled in hundreds of foods. One of the tricks played by the food industry is the deceptive insertion of "no MSG added" on food labels. While there may be no "extra" MSG added, there is sufficient amounts through processing and hidden within many ingredients which cause havoc to our health. One those ingredients found in many foods is corn syrup.

YouTube: 62% of your Doctors plan to retire in the next 1-3 Years due to Obamacare
Fox News Jul 18, 2013.

Taking Parents Out Of The Vaccine Equation - National and International Laws Allowing Children To Consent To Vaccination
Prevent Disease - National and international governments have been working towards mandatory vaccination protocols for some time, and although parents are responsible for the medical decisions involving their minor children, stealth vaccine laws may soon allow officials to conduct childhood vaccinations without any parental consent at all.

VIDEO: Cancer-free woman undergoes chemotherapy after false diagnosis - Herlinda Garcia said she became “a whole different person” after she was diagnosed with Stage IV terminal Breast Cancer. That diagnosis came after Garcia had a benign tumor removed from her left breast.... Garcia said she hopes her story encourages everyone out there to always get a second opinion. “I know I’m never going to feel the same because of what I went through. It changed my life,” Garcia said.

Science & Technology

And Now, ‘Smart Plates’: California May Issue Digital License Plates
Blacklisted News - California may become the first state to issue digital license plates that can be registered electronically and record tolls. Privacy advocates are concerned the plates could become tracking devices for law enforcement. Instead of a metal license plate, the digital plate would be a computer screen, slightly larger than an iPad. Registering the plates could be done wirelessly.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Tell McDonald's NO to McFrankenfries - America's top fast food chain has the power to make or break the genetically modified potato's success. The USDA is getting ready to approve this new potato crop, which has been engineered to bruise less.


39 Fantastic Prepping Tips
Activist Post - Following my own article on Five Minute Prepping Projects, I asked readers to submit their own tips – namely something that we all can do to prep that takes 10 minutes or less. There were some really good suggestions and so I thought I would share some of them here so that everyone can learn from them.

Disaster Management:12 Ways To Keep Cool Without Electricity
Natural Blaze - In a crisis situation there’s a good chance the grid is going to be down. The refrigerator and air conditioning will not be working and excessive heat can be dangerous for the elderly, the very young and for many with chronic medical conditions. Here are 12 ways to keep your cool when the temperature soars.

Pet News

Does kitty litter contain harmful substances?
(NaturalNews) The most common cat litters contain ingredients proven to be harmful when exposed to humans and animals. The use of sodium bentonite clay and silica gel in litters coupled with the threat of alfatoxins in grain based cat litters calls for discretion when purchasing this common household item. Not to be confused with beneficial calcium bentonite clay - non-biodegradable sodium bentonite clay can be harmful if ingested.

Thursday - July 18, 2013 - Today in History:
1743 - "The New York Weekly Journal" published the first half-page newspaper ad.
1789 - Robespierre, a deputy from Arras, France, decided to back the French Revolution.
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.
1914 - Six planes of the U.S. Army helped to form an aviation division called the Signal Corps.
1932 - The U.S. and Canada signed a treaty to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway.
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 the hedgerows.
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.
1970 - Ron Hunt (San Francisco Giants) was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career.
1971 - New Zealand and Australia announced they would pull their troops out of Vietnam.
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)

World News

Israel’s “New Army” Will Use “Technological Advantages” Including More Drones in Future Middle East Wars
Global Research - Recently the Jerusalem Post reported that new budget cuts for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are expected to create a “New Army” according to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe ‘Bogie’ Ya’alon. This means that Israel’s defense establishment will focus on new technology to fight its future war’s.

Taliban seize villages in eastern Afghanistan
Press TV - Local officials in Afghanistan say Taliban militants have captured most villages in Rashidan District in the eastern province of Ghazni.

Obama attempting to railroad EU acceptance of GMOs through new 'free trade' agreements
(NaturalNews) Barack Obama is currently pushing for the establishment of two new "free trade" agreements that would not only allow corporations to undermine the rule of law here in the U.S., but also railroad through forced acceptance of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union (EU) and elsewhere...

'West anti-Syria plots failing on all levels'
Press TV - “Not only are the US, Britain and France losing their criminal covert military war for regime change in Syria, these state terrorists are also caving in on the propaganda front,” Finian Cunningham wrote in a Wednesday article.

‘Direct fire’: HRW urges Turkey to end ‘incorrect, unlawful’ teargas use, cites victims (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)
RT - Turkish police fired teargas canisters at close range and directly at people during the Gezi Park protests causing serious injuries, says a report by the Human Rights Watch. Those hit by canisters lost eyes and received life threatening skull fractures.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: UK police implicated in US Senate’s Afghanistan ‘kill list’
RT - A UK court case has alleged the British handed over target information for a secret military “kill list” in Afghanistan. Lawyers argue that UK authorities overstepped the mark, illegally providing information that led to targeted killings.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: 'We will catch you’: IDF issues wanted posters for Palestinian kids
RT - Asaf Hikmat, a West Bank Palestinian teen, can hardly concentrate on his upcoming exams, as he has been on the lookout for Israeli soldiers ever since he found his face on an IDF wanted poster.

Snowden has no plans to leave Russia, might seek citizenship - lawyer
RT - Snowden has no plans to leave Russia yet, according to the lawyer who is assisting the NSA whistleblower. Anatoly Kucherena also said that Russia has no legal basis to hand over Snowden to the US.

US sends strong warning to Russia over Snowden
Press TV - Washington has once again threatened Russia about “long-term problems” if Moscow does not send American Whistleblower Edward Snowden back to the United States.
* Related Article: Senator: US must boycott Olympics...

Greek lawmakers approve fresh austerity bill
Press TV - Greek lawmakers have passed a deeply resented austerity bill tied to the country's next tranche of loans from foreign creditors amid ongoing anti-austerity protests outside the parliament.

Pesticide-Contaminated Lunch Kills 22 Children in India, Protests Spark
Natural Society - Twenty-two children are dead so far in the village of Dharmasati Gandaman, in India’s Bihar state. The cause is not some communicable disease or strange virus, but their school lunch.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Big Sis 2.0: Congressional Pick For New DHS Head Supports Mass Surveillance
Steve Watson - A congressional pick for new head of the Department of Homeland Security has a track record of supporting mass surveillance initiatives similar to the NSA PRISM program. Next is reporting that ranking House Homeland Security Committee Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Tenn, has recommended Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif. in a letter to the president.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: TSA searches valet parked cars at airport - She says she had no warning that someone was going to search her car after she left to catch her flight. So the woman contacted News10NBC. We found out it happened to her because she valet parked her car. Those are the only cars that get inspected. So if security feels it is necessary to search some cars in the name of safety, why not search all of them?

VIDEO/ARTICLE: AG Holder Attacks Natural Right of Self Defense
Kurt Nimmo - Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, went before the NAACP on Tuesday and called for examining the idea that individuals have a natural right to self defense. He said government must work to eliminate “Stand Your Ground” laws in states like Florida.

Supreme Court Justice Alito's worth surges past $2 million
RT - US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s financial disclosure statement reveals that the seventh-most tenured justice’s net worth has surpassed two million dollars, thanks in part to connections with corporations including AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Utah lawmaker calls for end of compulsory education
Desert News - A Utah lawmaker has called for end to compulsory education in Utah, saying some parents act as if the school system is primarily responsible to educate and care for their children. “Let’s let them choose it, let’s not force them to do it. I think that’s when you start seeing the shift.” Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan.

Federal Court Overturns Block on NDAA Indefinite Detention
Paul Joseph Watson - The Second Circuit court has overturned a temporary injunction which had blocked the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – meaning Americans can now once again be kidnapped and held without trial.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Air Force drone crashes and explodes in Florida, shutting down highway
RT - A United States military drone presumed to be a QF-4 crashed, exploded and sent up a large black cloud of smoke Wednesday morning at Tyndall Air Force Base.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: FBI bars release of autopsy info for Boston bombing suspect’s acquaintance
Adan Salazar - The FBI has barred a Florida medical examiner from publicly releasing autopsy information that would shed light on the death of 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, the acquaintance of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarvaev, who was shot at least six times by an FBI agent in his Orlando apartment during a routine interrogation on May 20 earlier this year.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: CSNBC Guest: More White Kids Have to Die
Kurt Nimmo - Appearing on the “progressive” cable network owned by death merchant General Electric, MSNBC, a regular guest at globalist forums held at the Aspen Institute and funded by the Rockefeller Brothers and the Ford Foundation, Michael Dyson, said white people will not understand racism until their children are murdered.

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Obama Admin Must Be Shamed Into Prosecuting IRS Officials
Liberty Crier - Judge Napolitano gives his take on the IRS cheating, revealing private information and tormenting the President’s opponents.

Obama’s Push for ‘Green’ Ammo is Drying Up Supplies
WND - [...] the Obama administration is now pushing states to mandate “green ammunition” that is free of lead. The result? Ammo supplies for law-abiding citizens have dried up in recent months, and experts expect it to get worse.

'You are being tracked': ACLU reveals docs of mass license plate reader surveillance
RT - According to documents obtained through a number of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by ACLU offices across the United States, law enforcement agencies are tracking the whereabouts of innocent persons en masse by utilizing a still up-and-coming technology.
* Related Article/Video: ACLU warns of mass tracking...

VIDEO: ACLU warns of mass tracking through license plate scanners
CBS News - The American Civil Liberties Union is warning that law enforcement officials are using license plate scanners to amass massive and unregulated databases that can be used to track law-abiding citizens as their go about their daily lives.

The false argument about defending our freedom by John Silveira - I'm tired of hearing how we should honor our veterans because they're defending our freedoms. They're not. No one in any of the Islamic countries is trying to take away our freedoms. No one in Russia, China, or North Korea gives a damn about them, either.

VIDEO: We Are Governed By Consent - Below is brilliant depiction of how the federal government is nothing more than a company. That company forces us to comply with their rules by requiring citizens to register themselves through documents like the photo-ID and government granted birth certificates.


40 Stats That Prove The U.S. Economy Has Already Been Collapsing Over The Past Decade
Economic Collapse - The "coming economic collapse" has already been happening. You see, the truth is that the economic collapse is not a single event. It has already started, it is happening right now, and it will accelerate during the years ahead. The statistics in this article show very clearly that the U.S. economy has fallen dramatically over the past ten years or so.

American offshore accounts in foreign banks with more than $50,000 have to be reported
Merco Press - The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, requires foreign banks and other institutions to supply information to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service about Americans’ offshore accounts worth more than $50,000.

The “McDonald’s Budget”: Laughably Unrealistic But Also Deeply Tragic
Economic Collapse - Can you support a family on $2,000 a month? Recently, McDonald's and Visa teamed up to launch a website that is intended to help employees of McDonald's manage their money. The aspect of the website that is getting a tremendous amount of national attention is the "McDonald's Budget" which is a sample monthly budget which is designed to help workers plan their spending.

Veteran News

Army fights to contain radiation in Fort Bliss military base
RT - The Army and the FBI have detected radiation in a former nuclear weapons bunker in Texas and have launched an investigation to determine the extent of the contamination. About 30 people who work in the bunker are undergoing radiation tests.... The storage facility contains nearly 100 rifles and machine guns used by soldiers. If these weapons are contaminated, it may be possible that US soldiers were exposed to radiation.

Energy & Environment

BP looks to minimize liability from 2010 Gulf spill, citing 'irreparable injustices'
RT - Oil giant BP is looking to reduce its liability by billions of dollars in its massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, pointing to what it claims is a coordinated effort by Gulf-area businesses and residents to exaggerate and even make up damage claims.


Chief Scientist: Act Now or Live Through Deadly Post Antibiotic Resistance Era
Activist Post - In only the latest round of stern warnings about the antibiotic bubble, Australia's chief scientist is warning that if something drastic is not done soon, even small issues like sore throats and minor infections could be deadly one day not so far off. "There is now a genuine threat of humanity returning to an era where mortality due to common infections is rife," a new report says.

You've heard of the wonders of colloidal silver, but how about colloidal gold?
(NaturalNews) Most people are not as familiar with colloidal gold as they are with its pathogen destroying sister, colloidal silver. However, colloidal gold, which is tasteless and non-toxic, has some amazing benefits for a wide variety of health applications and a long history of use - often in combination with its colloidal sister silver.

Walnut eaters reduce risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by nearly fifty percent
(NaturalNews) A research study team based in Spain has published the result of their research in the journal, BMC Medicine that explains that those who eat nuts more than three times a week had a reduced risk of dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease than non-nut eaters.

CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine In An 8-Year Span When It Was Contaminated With Cancer Virus
Prevent Disease - The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. It has been estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine.

12 Tips for Extinguishing Disease-Causing Inflammation
Natural Society - Chronic Inflammation is a silent epidemic afflicting millions of Americans. Here are 12 tips for preventing disease-causing inflammation.

Fruit Restriction Advice for Type 2 Diabetics Proven WRONG
Green Med Info - Danish hospital researchers have proven that the typical recommendation among conventional doctors and nutritionists to type 2 diabetics to lay off the fruit is quite simply wrong.

Study Finds Women Still Suffering 3 Years After Breast Cancer False-Positive
Green Med Info - A new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine titled, Long-term psychosocial consequences of false-positive screening mammography, brings to the forefront a major underreported harm of breast screening programs: the very real and lasting trauma associated with a false-positive diagnosis of breast cancer.

Patients become too heavy for medical emergency helicopters
RT - An estimated 5,000 US patients requiring medical treatment are denied helicopter transport each year because they are too heavy or large to fit in an aircraft. To accommodate the nation’s super-sized patients, emergency medical providers are now being forced to purchase larger helicopters and fixed-wing planes.

Science & Technology

Leading Neurosurgeon Says Complete Head Transplant is Possible
Natural Society - A reputable neurosurgeon says the first human head transplant could be done - a feat with a major 'ew' factor and ethical and medical questions.

Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers - Stephen Balaban has re-engineered his Google Glass to allow for facial recognition.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Raw Milk Nation – New Chart & Map Update - Raw milk laws are a hodgepodge in this country; due mainly to the federal ban on raw milk for human consumption in interstate commerce, the laws are different state to state. The Raw Milk Nation Chart © goes into more detail than the Raw Milk Nation Map © by summarizing the specific laws for each state.

Wednesday - July 17, 2013 - Today in History:
1785 - France limited the importation of goods from Britain.
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered to the British at Rochefort, France.
1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.
1862 - National cemeteries were authorized by the U.S. government.
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.
1950 - The television show "The Colgate Comedy Hour" debuted featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.
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 - Lt. Colonel Oliver North and rear Admiral John Poindexter begin testifying to Congress at the "Iran-Contra" hearings.
1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 stores.
1998 - Biologists reported that they had deciphered the genome (genetic map) of the syphilis bacterium.

World News

160,000 Russian Troops Mobilized As World Watches Trayvon Martin Case
As the world reacts to the Trayvon Martin case, including prominent rappers calling out the media over its race baiting, reports detail around 160,000 Russian troops were called to ‘combat readiness’ following an Israeli strike on Russian-made missiles in Syria.

Israel Waging Undeclared War on Syria
Activist Post - Israel reflects the worst of rogue state governance. It's contemptuous of international laws, treaties, conventions, its own statutes, and High Court decisions.

UN: Some 5,000 Syrians Being Killed Every Month
NY Times - An estimated 5,000 Syrians are dying every month in the country's civil war and refugees are fleeing at a rate not seen since the 1994 Rwanda genocide, U.N. officials said Tuesday.

US Special Forces accused of ordering torture and murder of civilians
RT - An Afghan interpreter arrested on suspicion of torturing and murdering civilians has accused US Special Forces of ordering the atrocities, but denied personal responsibility.

Syria rebels capture Israeli army post
Press TV - Foreign-backed militants in Syria have captured an unmanned post of the Israeli army in south Golan Heights by crossing the disengagement line between Syria and Israel.

UK sanctions hoods for Syria terrorists
Press TV - The UK government has announced a decision to equip foreign-backed terrorists fighting the Syrian government with chemical warfare protection, including escape hoods, drugs and chemical detector paper.

Al Jazeera staff quit over Egypt coverage
Press TV - Staff members of Qatar’s state-run broadcaster al Jazeera have quit their jobs over the channel’s “biased coverage” of events unfolding in Egypt, a former employee says.

UNESCO chief ‘shocked’ at Syria damage
Press TV - The head of the United Nations (UN) cultural agency has expressed “deep shock” after seeing images depicting the destruction of World Heritage sites in Syria.

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,112
Breitbart - As of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at least 2,112 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

US-led operations kill 13 in Afghanistan
Press TV - An Afghan woman was shot dead on Wednesday in a US-led military operation in the Gillan district in the country’s Ghazni province, local officials said. A probe has been launched into the US forces’ civilian killing. Meanwhile, reports said at least 12 people were killed in a US airstrike on a village in Logar province last night.

Egyptian army camp in Sinai attacked
Press TV - An Egyptian army camp in the Sinai Peninsula, near the border with the Gaza Strip, has been attacked by militants using rockets and machine guns, according to security sources and witnesses.

EU takes tougher stance on Israeli settlements
The Guardian - Future agreements between the European Union and Israel must include the explicit exclusion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank or East Jerusalem, according to a new EU directive described by an Israeli official as an "earthquake".

Edward Snowden applies for asylum in Russia
Press TV - American whistleblower Edward Snowden applied on Tuesday for temporary asylum in Russia, citing fears that he could face torture or the death penalty if extradited to the U.S., a report says.

Pakistani lawmakers will discuss leaked report on slain al-Qaeda chief
Press TV - Lawmakers in Pakistan’s upper house of parliament are set to discuss a leaked government report about the presence of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in the violence-wracked country.

Japanese move to nationalise isles likely to raise tension with China
South China Morning Post - Japan may nationalise hundreds of unclaimed islands off its coast in a bid to bolster its territorial claims, reports said, in a move that could complicate already simmering relations with China over existing maritime disputes.

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields
RINF - Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. In a similar stance against GM ingredients, Peru has also passed a 10 year ban on GM foods. Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been ground with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary, deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said.

2 years after nuclear disaster, Japan spawns freaky fruits and veggies - It might be wise to steer clear of vegetables from Japan’s Fukushima area for, oh, say a few hundred years. A Korean website assembled this image collection of produce from towns and villages surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. And they are NOT pretty pictures.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

WTC Owner Larry Silverstein Sues Airlines for Billions Over 9/11 After $5 Billion Insurance Payment
Anthony Gucciardi - The notorious owner of the World Trade Center, Larry ‘Pull It’ Silverstein, doesn’t think that his $5 billion in insurance payments are enough to reimburse his losses during 9/11. Despite admitting to ‘pull’ World Trade Center 7 despite moderate fires, Silverstein is now suing the airlines whose planes flew into the towers for extra billions.

Robert Zimmerman to DOJ: Stop the 'Witch Hunt'
Breitbart - On Tuesday evening, Robert Zimmerman, brother of George Zimmerman, responded to reports that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice had solicited the public for information about George that could help a federal civil rights prosecution. The DOJ has even set up an email address for tips on Zimmerman.

YouTube: Media "Hoping" for Riots - Larry Mendte
After George Zimmerman was cleared in the murder of Trayvon Martin, the national media seemed to hope the peaceful protests would grow violent.

CO town considers licensing bounty hunters to shoot down drones
Daily Caller - The tiny town of Deer Trail, Colo. — barely more than a wide spot on Interstate 70 about 55 miles east of Denver, population 546 — is considering an ordinance that would authorize licensed bounty hunters to shoot down unmanned aircraft violating its “sovereign airspace.”

9/11 could be insurance fraud as “trial” of conspiring duo begins in NY today
Press TV - That's what many are saying, as the world's biggest real-estate swindler and the world's most corrupt judge meet in a Manhattan courtroom on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. At issue: billions of dollars in loot from the demolition of the World Trade Center complex on September 11th, 2001.

Obama’s Military Budget: The Largest Since World War II
RINF - Obama’s defense budget larger than any other president’s since World War II.... If one subtracted a sum of $52 billion mandated by the Budget Control Act from the $612 billion defense budget Obama requested for 2014, they would see that the Pentagon spends billions of dollars above what the US spent during the Cold War, Vietnam and Korean wars.

IRS Workers In Tea Party Ruckus Face House Panel
Reuters - Three Internal Revenue Service officials enmeshed in the Tea Party controversy will face lawmakers for the first time this week to testify in a case that triggered a partisan fight over how the agency reviews applicants for tax exemption.

VIDEO: Zimmerman Family Suspects Obama Is Tapping Their Phones
Steve Watson - Appearing on Fox News, Robert Zimmerman said “We do have concerns and always have of having our phones tapped, having our phones listened to by the administration or whomever.”

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Michael Hastings’ Ashes Sent Home for Burial - Hastings’ friend and confidant SSgt. Joe Biggs disclosed a macabre twist in the award-winning journalist’s death in a suspicious single-car accident. According to SSgt. Biggs, “Michael Hastings’ body was returned to Vermont in an urn.” He further alleged, “Family members did not want Michael’s body cremated.”

In Texas, Tampons Are A Bigger Threat Than Guns According To The Capitol Police - Texas makes no secret of the war being waged on women, declaring feminine hygiene products off-limits at the Texas state Capitol building.

College student, 22, JAILED for rigging school election to make himself president
Daily Mail - A 22-year-old college undergraduate has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the identities and passwords of more than 700 fellow students at his university so he could rig a campus election.

VIDEO: Newspaper censorship: Advice columnist is threatened with up to a year in jail every time his column is published - general: Stop publishing your advice column in the Bluegrass State or face fines and jail. The attorney general and Kentucky's psychologist licensing board believe that John's column, which is syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, constitutes the "unlicensed practice of psychology" in Kentucky when it appears in a Kentucky newspaper.


Report: Brinks Vaults Are Being Depleted: “This Has the Appearance of a Run On the Bank”
Mac Slavo - They have gone from 447,199 on July 3rd to 134,525 on July 9th which is a drop of 312,674 oz. If this is correct, then this is a decline of 70 percent in the gold held in private accounts at Brinks in just one week. If this is data is correct, it would not be too much of a stretch to say that this has the appearance of ‘a run on the bank.’

VIDEO: Labor Unions: Obamacare Will 'Shatter' Our Health Benefits, Cause 'Nightmare Scenarios'
Forbes - Last Thursday, representatives of three of the nation’s largest unions fired off a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, warning that Obamacare would “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

Feds Committing Fraud? USA Debt Exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00 for 56 Days... Remains $25 Million Below Legal Limit - Even though the portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit has not changed in almost two months, the Treasury has continued to sell bills, notes and bonds at a value that exceeds the value of the bills, notes and bonds it has been redeeming.

Oregon to Charge Drivers by the Mile -- Not the Gallon - The bill, passed by the legislature and awaiting Gov. John Kitzhaber's signature, would allow up to 5,000 drivers to voluntarily enlist in a new program in which they'd pay a tax of 1.5 cents for every mile they drive in lieu of the 30 cents-per-gallon tax that drivers pay in the Beaver State.

Veteran News

American soldier resigns, says he was ‘misled’
Press TV - Brandon M. Toy wrote in a letter published by Common Dreams on Tuesday that he was “misled” by the U.S. military when he joined it a decade ago. “At the time of my enlistment, I believed in the cause. I was ignorant, naïve, and misled,” he wrote.

Housing Market

To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain
The Nation - Thanks to a legal strategy initially formulated by Cornell University law professor Robert Hockett, city officials have discovered that they can use their eminent domain power—which they routinely use to purchase property for sidewalks, infrastructure, school construction and other projects—to buy underwater mortgages at their current market value and resell them to homeowners at reduced price and mortgage payments.

Energy & Environment

HAARP Facility Shuts Down
ARRL - The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) — a subject of fascination for many hams and the target of conspiracy theorists and anti-government activists — has closed down. HAARP’s program manager, Dr James Keeney at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, told ARRL that the sprawling 35-acre ionospheric research facility in remote Gakona, Alaska, has been shuttered since early May.

Exxon Still Owes Government Nearly $100 Million for Valdez Clean-up Almost 25 Years Later - With the BP Gulf of Mexico ecological catastrophe perhaps 20 times the size of the Exxon Valdez spill, it may take decades to proceed with comprehensive restoration efforts in the Gulf, if the Valdez spill is an example.

Birth defects linked to bad water in California's San Joaquin Valley
McClatchy - An extensive new study confirms a long-suspected link between crippling birth defects and the nitrate contamination that threatens drinking water for 250,000 people in the San Joaquin Valley.


VIDEO: Man Heals Cancer with Diet, Gets off 25 Medications
Green Med Info - Dave “the Raw Food Trucker” describes how he was able to get of diabetes meds in days and cure his colon cancer within six months when fellow truck drivers teach him how to eat a diet of raw foods and juices.

New MRI research reveals cancer cells thrive on processed sugar
(NaturalNews) Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, your dietary habits could be significantly adding to your risk of developing cancer. New research published in the journal Nature Medicine has confirmed that processed sugar is one of the primary driving forces behind the growth and spread of cancer tumors, so much so that the future of cancer screening could rely on scanning the body for sugar accumulation.

Omega-3 supplements provide an effective protective shield against skin cancer
(NaturalNews) New evidence has recently been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by a research team from The University of Manchester in the UK that demonstrates how taking omega-3 fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer. A study team has just carried out the first clinical trial to examine the impact of the fish oils on the skin immunity of human volunteers.

BPA causes devastating metabolic changes inside the body, study finds
(NaturalNews) The real threat from bisphenol-A (BPA), the nefarious plastics chemical linked to endocrine disruption, may have more to do with the substances produced when the chemical is metabolized by the body rather than with the actual chemical itself.

VIDEO: How to make your own nut milk (or fresh green juice) using water, nuts, a blender and a nut milk bag
(NaturalNews) By now, almost everybody knows that conventional milk products routinely contain synthetic hormone chemicals, blood and pus. So most people look for alternative milk products, and while soy milk was popular for many years,all the nasty truths about soy (GMOs, deforestation, etc.) have caused a major shift to almond milk over the last 3 years or so.

Obama’s New Executive Order: Doctors to Screen All Individuals Ages 15 to 65 Years for HIV
From The Trenches - HIV Care Continuum Initiative: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to further strengthen the capacity of the Federal Government to effectively respond to the ongoing domestic HIV epidemic, it is hereby ordered as follows...

Johns Hopkins Malpractice Study: Surgical ‘Never Events’ Occur At Least 4,000 Times per Year - After a cautious and rigorous analysis of national malpractice claims, Johns Hopkins patient safety researchers estimate that a surgeon in the United States leaves a foreign object such as a sponge or a towel inside a patient’s body after an operation 39 times a week, performs the wrong procedure on a patient 20 times a week and operates on the wrong body site 20 times a week.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: A Whistleblower’s Profile In Courage
Activist Post - Dr. Linda Peeno contacted me two weeks ago and informed me that she is reinserting herself into her advocacy work on behalf of all patients who are trapped in a corrupt medical system. If you don’t know who Linda Peeno is, the following profile should inspire all to become a force for positive change.

VIDEO: Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business, Part II
Alliance for Natural Health - A stunning documentary on Dr. Burzynski’s fight has won numerous awards worldwide. And now, Dr. Burzynski’s story now continues in the compelling follow-up film: Burzynski—Cancer Is Serious Business, Part II.... Until July 20th, this important film is being streamed–free–over the internet by Dr. Burzynski’s allies.

Science & Technology

Yahoo wins lawsuit to declassify docs proving resistance to PRISM
RT - Search engine Yahoo has won a court case to release NSA records and potentially prove it resisted handing over customer data to US authorities. The ruling could clear Yahoo’s name following allegations it collaborated with the NSA to spy on citizens.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Add to your food security by growing highly-versatile pigeon peas
(NaturalNews) Also known as Cajanus cajun, pigeon peas can be grown in almost any climate, which makes them practical for virtually any home gardener or homesteader. They are also a hardy, perennial pulse crop, lasting nearly five years and growing up to 12 feet in height.


Are You Prepared for a Water Emergency?
Natural Blaze - Listening to the radio on the way to work this morning I learned that hundreds of thousands of people in southern Prince George’s County in Maryland will be without water for “days.” How many days? The official speaking on the radio would not say. It would be difficult to come up with a worse time to deprive hundreds of thousands of people of life-giving water. Today’s heat index is expected to hit 105 degrees Fahrenheit!

Tuesday - July 16, 2013 - Today in History:
1774 - Russia and the Ottoman Empire signed the treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.
1779 - American troops under General Anthony Wayne captured Stony Point, NY.
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 the constitution.
1862 - David G. Farragut became the first rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.
1875 - The new French constitution was finalized.
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 toward Germany.
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.
1973 - Alexander Butterfield informed the Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair of the existence of recorded tapes.
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.

World News

VIDEO: 7 dead, 261 injured in overnight Egypt clashes
RT - Seven people were killed and 261 wounded when supporters of Mohamed Morsi clashed with opponents of the former president and security forces in Cairo overnight, the head of Egypt's emergency services said.

Egyptian Army’s Training and Firepower Overwhelmingly U.S.-Supplied - When the dust settles from the ongoing deadly confrontations between the Egyptian armed forces and thousands of Islamist protesters in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, the eventual winner will be the United States – specifically U.S.-made weapons systems in the hands of the country’s 440,000-strong military.

‘6,784 Israelis dealing with arms exports’
Israel says there are 6,784 Israelis dealing with arms exports in response to the request to disclose the name of individuals and companies involved in arms deals.

Israeli drones violate Lebanon’s airspace
Press TV - Two Israeli drones have violated Lebanon's airspace and flown over the country in flagrant violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.

RT source: Israeli strike on Syria was carried out from Turkish base
Israel used a Turkish military base to launch one of its recent airstrikes against Syria from the sea, a reliable source told RT. Israel has been under scrutiny since last week, when it was reported to be responsible for a July 5 depot attack in Latakia.

Obama hiring contractor for African bombs
WND - The Obama administration continues to ramp up its military-response capabilities in Africa, where it is now looking for contractor support to transport U.S. Africa Command troops, weaponry and explosives.

Putin: US trapped Snowden in Russia
Press TV - Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States has trapped American whistleblower Edward Snowden in Moscow by frightening other countries that might have accepted his asylum request.

‘Heroic effort at great personal cost’: Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
RT - A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. He says the NSA whistleblower could help “save the prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision” to give the 2009 award to Barack Obama.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: The Blunt Truth about The Trayvon Martin Case
StormCloudsGathering - Let's take a step back from this Jerry Springer circus side show and put the Trayvon Martin Case into perspective.

VIDEO: Juror: 'No doubt' that George Zimmerman feared for his life
CNN - One of the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman said she had "no doubt" he feared for his life in the final moments of his struggle with Trayvon Martin, and that was the definitive factor in the verdict.

VIDEO: Who Can't Respect Ron Paul After This Video?
Activist Post - YouTube description: A Ron Paul speech from 2002 predicted EVERY crisis our nation, and the world, is facing today. Ron Paul's career in Congress defending individual liberty across the board inspired MILLIONS around the world to become active in politics.

Air Force lifts order to ground combat aircraft
RT - The US Air Force has announced that many of its combat aircraft, including bombers and fighters, will start flying again on Monday after being grounded since April.

Zimmerman to Press on With NBC Defamation Case - With his acquittal in hand, George Zimmerman plans to resume his defamation lawsuit against NBC News for its coverage of the call he made to police the night he came face-to-face with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Bradley Manning – US Must Drop “Aiding The Enemy” Charge - “We’ve now seen the evidence presented by both sides, and it’s abundantly clear that the charge of ‘aiding the enemy’ has no basis. The government should withdraw that charge,” said Widney Brown senior director for international law and policy at Amnesty International.

CIA Will Now Openly Propagandize Americans
Kurt Nimmo - On July 2, a little noticed “reform” passed in January went into effect. The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, passed as part of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, will allow the CIA to flood America with more government propaganda.

VIDEO: Kokesh To Be Released: No Guns Allowed Until Trial
Steve Watson - The bond has been set at $5,000, with a Fairfax County judge ordering that Kokesh be prohibited from possessing firearms until his case goes to trial and is completed.

Will California prison hunger strike lead to Gitmo-style force-feeding?
RT - Amid a massive hunger-strike being waged across the state of California by thousands of prisoners in several facilities, officials may move to begin force-feeding inmates if it could prevent a larger uprising from occurring.


Thousands on Hill 'March for Jobs,' Against amnesty
Breitbart - Thousands of grassroots activists from all around the country descended on Washington, D.C., on Monday for the Black American Leadership Alliance (BALA) March For Jobs, a movement against amnesty aimed at defeating the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

Goodbye Full-Time Jobs, Hello Part-Time Jobs, R.I.P. Middle Class
Economic Collapse - The percentage of full-time jobs in our economy is steadily declining and the percentage of part-time jobs is steadily increasing. This is not a recent phenomenon, but now there are several factors which are accelerating this trend. One of them is Obamacare.

10 Reasons Why The Global Economy Is About To Experience Its Own Version Of “Sharknado” - In the United States, the mainstream media is breathlessly proclaiming that the U.S. economy is in great shape because job growth is “accelerating” (even though we actually lost 240,000 full-time jobs last month) and because the U.S. stock market set new all-time highs this week. The mainstream media seems to be absolutely oblivious to all of the financial storm clouds that are gathering on the horizon.

Bayou Corne

Officials: Oil coming up at giant sinkhole — Bottom now so deep, unable to measure with current equipment — Depth of over 500 feet
ENENews - Additional hydrocarbon and debris have come to the surface of the sinkhole. Also, John Boudreaux has tagged bottom in the center of the sinkhole (where the raindrop bubbles are occurring) and the depth is over 500′; although, debris was felt at about 175′ to 200′ (while the weight continued to fall to the 500′ depth).

Official: Sinkhole depth exceeds estimates - An official says the deepest part of the 22-acre sinkhole near Bayou Corne is at least 500 feet deep, and not between 110 to 220 feet deep that has been estimated by Texas Brine.

Bayou Corne resident: 'Our lives are stuck on pause' - "We left our homes last Aug. 3 and now the realization is we're never going home," she said. "The sadness is beyond words. Our lives are stuck on pause." The residents were forced to evacuate last August after a giant sinkhole hole formed when a salt dome cavern owned by Texas Brine failed deep underground. Texas Brine has offered to buy out the homes, but residents say the offers fall short of their replacement value. Bayou Corne residents pleaded for help at the Press Club on Monday, July 15.The group was led by Retired General Russel Honore who is trying to help them get assistance.


Feeling a little down? You may be low on B vitamins - Here are some easy ways to boost your levels
(NaturalNews) Elevated amounts of specific B vitamins are used to address specific conditions, such as niacin for mental disorders, folate for red blood cell production and pregnancy support, and those mentioned earlier in this article.
But the rest of the B complex family should be involved at maintenance doses as a supportive foundation....

Soy products linked to cancer in lab tests: Four very convincing reasons to cut soy from your diet today
(NaturalNews) While it's true that organic soy is healthier for you than GMO soy, there are other facts about soy that pose serious health risks. Here are four facts that debunk soy as a healthy food choice.

More Infants Developing Cancer Due To Effects of Estrogens and Arsenic In Soy-Based Formulas
Prevent Disease - New research concludes that exposure to a combination of both arsenic and estrogen, at levels U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers “safe” for humans, can cause cancer at elevated levels. The higher levels of added organic brown rice syrup in soy-based formula may explain why some researchers found higher levels of arsenic in the soy-based formula. Combined with the presence of both phytoestrogens, soy-based formulas are a disease promoting ticking time bomb for infants.

Supplements, herbs, and foods that support a healthier heart
(NaturalNews) All who enter here must abandon the myths involved with fats and cholesterol. They remain as dogma only because too many health practitioners and journalists are still stuck with that misinformation.

Antiperspirants: Cause of Breast Cancer?
Green Med Info - Recent decades have brought enormous increases in breast cancer. Rather than look for a reason, most research has centered on finding treatments, though with little effect on outcomes. Philippa Darbre, though, has dedicated her efforts to finding if aluminum, a known human toxin that's the basis for antiperspirants, could be the culprit.

Enjoy a Surprisingly Healthy Superfood: 7 Dark Chocolate Health Benefits
Natural Society - Chocolate can be extremely healthful and beneficial to your health, but before you get carried away with those common candy bars from childhood, understand that the superfood nutritional qualities come from cacao or cocoa, the bitter seeds from which chocolate is made.

Experts Slam Study Which Links Omega-3 To Prostate Cancer as Overblown Fearmongering
Prevent Disease - The study has drawn widespread criticism for the way in which the authors of the observational study jumped to the bold conclusion that their findings have "shown once again that use of nutritional supplements may be harmful."

How Aluminum Causes Chronic Disease
Gaia Health - As aluminum builds up in your body, your metabolism becomes more and more deranged. It’s likely a major factor behind obesity, and is tied to a wide range of life-destroying chronic disorders. We continue explaining how aluminum does this damage, and then explore how to protect yourself, including providing a list of aluminum-containing food additives.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: US spying isn’t about national security’
Press TV - Massive U.S. spying programs are not about national security but are aimed at identifying “political dissidents, veterans” and “constitutionalists,” says James Henry Fetzer, an editor at Veterans Today.

Video: Your next school ID could be your eyes - In South Carolina, Winthrop University has just admitted an entire freshman class whose IDs include iris scan data. In the next year or two, students there will likely be able to check out library books, enter discipline-specific labs and even buy textbooks and swag from the university bookstore with the blink of an eye.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Feds Shake Down Farmer For Free Raisins
Breitbart - A California raisin farmer is facing bankruptcy for defying a law requiring him to give the government a portion of his raisin crop without compensation. According to a Washington Post report, Marvin Horne, 68, stopped giving the government his raisins in 2002 and now "owes the U.S. government at least $650,000 in unpaid fines," in addition to "1.2 million pounds of unpaid raisins, roughly equal to his entire harvest for four years."

Monday - July 15, 2013 - Today in History:
1789 - The electors of Paris set up a "Commune" to live without the authority of the government.
1806 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began his western expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine, near St. Louis, MO.
1813 - Napoleon Bonaparte's representatives met with the Allies in Prague to discuss peace terms.
1834 - Lord Napier of England arrived in Macao, China as the first chief superintendent of trade.
1870 - Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1885 - In New York, the Niagara Reservation State Park opened.
1888 - "Printers’ Ink" was first sold.
1901 - Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers went on strike.
1904 - The first Buddhist temple in the U.S. was established in Los Angeles, CA.
1916 - In Seattle, WA, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William Boeing. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.
1918 - The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.
1922 - The duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.
1958 - Five thousand U.S. Marines landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to protect the pro-Western government. The troops withdrew October 25, 1958.
1965 - The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures of the planet Mars.
1968 - Commercial air travel began between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., when the first plane, a Soviet Aeroflot jet, landed at Kennedy International Airport in New York.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."
1987 - Taiwan ended thirty-seven years of martial law.
2009 - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was released in theaters in the U.S. It was the sixth movie in the series.

World News

Russian military stages biggest war games since Soviet times
RT - 60,000 servicemen, 1000 tanks, 130 planes and 70 ships are taking part in Russia’s biggest military drill since Soviet times. The war games will continue in the country’s Far East until July 20.

US seeks ban on Argentina over Iran ties
Press TV - Members of the US Congress have called for the imposition of sanctions against Argentina over its growing ties with Iran and Buenos Aires’ bid for joint investigations with Tehran into the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing.

Israel says might go solo to strike Iran
Press TV - Israel has threatened to take unilateral action against the Islamic Republic of Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Stagflation to set off more protests in Israel: Analyst
Press TV - Thousands of Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest the economic policies of Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration and mark the two-year anniversary of 2011 social protests in Israel.

Pakistanis protest US drone strikes
Press TV - The major protest rally took place in the city of Multan where demonstrators chanted slogans against the US. Reports say similar protests were also held in other towns and cities of Punjab on Sunday. This comes after at least three people were killed and many others wounded in an attack carried out by a US assassination drone in the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan on July 13.

12 Afghans killed in US-led airstrike
Press TV - Afghan sources say a dozen people have died in a US-led airstrike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia,... A similar attack killed ten people in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Logar on July 12.

‘US hacked Bolivian officials’ emails’
Press TV - Bolivian President Evo Morales says US intelligence has hacked into the email accounts of senior Bolivian officials amid growing concerns about Washington’s secret surveillance programs.

Global oil supply to outpace demand in 2014 – IEA
RT - Supplies from outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will surge by 1.3 million barrels a day amid increased output in North America.

Pentagon denies US is about to ‘invade’ Egypt
Press TV - The Pentagon and the US Embassy in Cairo have denied reports in the Egyptian media that an American task force in the Red Sea is preparing to “invade Egypt.”

Egypt coup reinstated the old system, which will explode again before year end
RT - Egypt needs to completely reorganize its political system, but the Egyptian ‘Google generation’ is not going to be part of solution, as the armed forces are back in power just like in post-Mubarak times, journalist Pepe Escobar told RT.

Israeli submarine responsible for July attack on Syrian arms depot - report
RT - Israeli submarines carried out the attack on an arms depot in the Syrian port city of Latakia on July 5, according to a report published in the British Sunday Times. US media previously claimed the offensive was carried out by the Israel Air Force.

VIDEO: Syrian rebels' Damascus chemical cache found by Assad army - State TV
RT - The Syrian army has discovered a storehouse belonging to rebels in the Damascus area of Jobar, where toxic chemical substances - including chlorine - have been produced and kept, State TV reported.

Free Syrian army clashes with jihadists in wake of commander’s assassination
The Guardian - Months of uneasy calm between jihadists and the mainstream Syrian opposition spilled into fierce fighting in Aleppo on Saturday, days after a senior Free Syria army commander was assassinated by a jihadi group.

Snowden documents could be ‘worst nightmare’ for U.S.
Reuters - Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who first published the documents Snowden leaked, said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday that the U.S. government should be careful in its pursuit of the former computer analyst.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

FBI records: agents found no evidence that Zimmerman was racist
McClatchy - After interviewing nearly three dozen people in the George Zimmerman murder case, the FBI found no evidence that racial bias was a motivating factor in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, records released Thursday show.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Federal Government Plans to Persecute Zimmerman
Kurt Nimmo - It’s not over, said one of the most powerful men in America, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He said now that a jury of his peers has found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, it is time for the federal government to step in.

Oakland Hit By Riots After Zimmerman Verdict
Paul Joseph Watson - Civil unrest is beginning to hit US streets following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, with demonstrators smashing windows, attacking police cars, overturning dumpsters and setting fires in downtown Oakland.

The $46 Billion Immigration Question
National Journal - Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., crafted an amendment that tried to respond to conservative cries for stronger border security.... The amendment is so over-the-top that it has become an object of ridicule and outrage in both liberal and conservative camps. It would cost $38 billion, on top of the $8 billion for border security already in the bill.

Virginia Centers Get $2.5M To ‘Promote Obamacare On Taxpayer Dime’
Liberty Crier - Virginia health centers will receive 22 federal grants totaling more than $2.5 million to enroll clients in Obamacare, part of a $150 million national campaign.

DHS’ Napolitano Leaves Legacy of Corruption, Lies, Lawsuits, and Waste
The New American - Many were surprised at Janet Napolitano’s announcement that she will leave her position as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the end of August to become president of the University of California. Chosen from more than 300 candidates vying for the position, Napolitano managed to keep her interest in that position, and her successful bid for it, from the public until Friday.

Port Angeles Residents Terrorized by Unannounced Army Exercise
Kurt Nimmo - Frightened residents called police in the small city and complained about low flying Chinook helicopters. According to Peninsula Daily News, noise and lights panicked horses and other livestock.

New Investigation Alleges US Military, Monsanto Targeting GMO Activists and Independent Scientists
Green Med Info - A shocking new investigative report from the largest daily newspaper in Germany alleges that Monsanto, the US Military and the US government have colluded to track and disrupt both anti-GMO activists and independent scientists who study the adverse effects of genetically modified food.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Crash Prank Reveals How Corporate Media Reads Mindlessly from Teleprompter Scripts - It’s another example of how mindless and untrustworthy the corporate media is. Earlier today, a news anchor at a San Francisco Bay Fox affiliate, KTVU, read the supposed names of the flight crew of Asiana flight 214, which crashed last Saturday at San Francisco International Airport.

VIDEO: $20 Million Claim Against DOC By Man Shot In Bed 16 Times - Thirty-year-old Dustin Theoharis in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, recovering from his twelfth surgery - this one to reconstruct his jaw. It’s unlikely he will ever fully recover from the barrage of bullets fired by police on Feb. 11, 2011.


Everyone Knows that the Federal Reserve Banks Are PRIVATE … Except the American People
Washington's Blog - The Fed itself admitted (via Bloomberg): While the Fed’s Washington-based Board of Governors is a federal agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act and other government rules, the New York Fed and other regional banks maintain they are separate institutions, owned by their member banks, and not subject to federal restrictions

Here Comes the Pain: Detroit To “Significantly Cut Vested Pensions” For Retirees
Activist Post - During the summer of 2011, as Ben Bernanke and his mainstream propaganda arm convinced Americans that green shoots were cropping up all over the nation, warnings of the coming destruction of America’s pension funds had begun to emerge.

Energy & Environment

This is what your grocery store looks like without bees
PRNewswire - To raise awareness of just how crucial pollinators are to our food system, the University Heights Whole Foods Market store temporarily removed all produce that comes from plants dependent on pollinators. They pulled from shelves 237 of 453 products – 52 percent of the department's normal product mix. Direct link to the photos.

Beekeeping industry files suit against the EPA to stop new pesticide toxic to bees
Beyond Pesticides - Beekeepers have experienced honey bee losses of over 40 percent over the 2012/2013 winter period, with some beekeepers reporting losses of over 70 percent, far exceeding the normal rate of 10-15 percent. Some have even been driven out of business.


Why Turmeric May Be the Diseased Liver's Best Friend
Natural Blaze - A new clinical trial published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine is shedding light on turmeric's remarkable liver protective and regenerative properties.

Best supplements for pain relief
(NaturalNews) Here are some great natural pain relievers that have no dangerous side effects. In fact, these nutrients have a significantly positive health effect on the entire body.

Five unbeatable essential oils to help stop chronic digestive distress
(NaturalNews) If you suffer from chronic indigestion, constipation, upset stomach or some other persistent digestive disorder that you are having trouble remedying, essential oils just might be your answer for finding lasting relief. Here are five of the most effective essential oils among many others that can be used to treat chronic digestive distress...

2012: The Top Fifteen Selling Vaccines
Activist Post - The ‘medical miracle’ of vaccines has proven quite miraculous on at least one front, the financial one. Investors in the manufacture, distribution and administration of vaccines have reaped handsome rewards since the creation of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA).

Nanosized aluminum being sprayed in the atmosphere, causing degenerative disease, says neurosurgeon
(NaturalNews) In attempts to reflect sunlight away from the Earth and cool climate temperatures, this science experiment has exploited populations of people to mass amounts of airborne metals that are literally raining down and poisoning everyone, slowly, subtly.

Cauliflower Prevent Various Cancers: Thanks to Sulforaphane Compounds
Natural Society - Cauliflower is just one of the many cruciferous vegetables that may be able to cure cancer, according to a study coming from Rutgers University.

Black Seed Improves Memory, Cognition and Attention in the Elderly
Green Med Info - A new study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology reveals that the seeds of Nigella sativa, commonly known as "black seed," may provide an ideal nutritional supplement for preventing or slowing the progression of Alzheimer disease.

Mixture of Arsenic and Estrogen Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer
Beyond Pesticides - New research concludes that exposure to a combination of both arsenic and estrogen, at levels U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers "safe” for humans, can cause cancer at elevated levels in prostate cells.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Amazing 86 Year-Old Gymnast
Back in 2012, gymnast Johanna Quaas performed a flawless routine at the 2012 Cottbus Wold Cup in Germany... According to this interview, Quaas follows a strict exercise regime that involves both running and yoga. She also mentions running up and down the stairs soon after waking up. Fitness is about much more than just losing fat, it’s a lifestyle that enhances the quality of your life no matter how old you are.

Science & Technology

Russian backed Grishin Robotics invests $300,000 into American nano-satellites
RT - Grishin Robotics, the first global robotics investment company, said it is investing in US–based NanoSatisfi. With the funds raised the American company plans to enable any person across the world to look into space via the internet for just $250 a week.

YouTube: NSA preps launch of cyber war "army"
The massive stores of data and wholesale government have been announced to the public - just after Bilderberg mulled the "big data" agenda at its 2013 meeting. Now Wired magazine says NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is ready to unleash his cyber army on the globe? What's next?

VIDEO: Pentagon Contest Produces Terminator Robot - A terminator robot is right around the corner. It will be the perfect fit for the New Army with its joystick drone warriors killing designated bad guys – and collateral damage women and children – from great distances.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

The secret's out: Monsanto is Big Ag's top spender on lobbying, spending nearly $8.7 million annually on seed patents
(NaturalNews) As revealed by the government transparency group, this corporate system of industrial agriculture is dominated by Monsanto and other biotechnology interests, which collectively divests tens of millions of lobbying dollars every year to the federal government to ensure that GMOs are given agricultural preference.

House Passes First Industrial Hemp Amendment In 50 Years - The amendment is part of the Farm Bill and allows colleges and universities to cultivate industrial hemp for academic and agricultural research purposes. However, it only applies to states where industrial hemp farming is already legal.... If the Senate approves it, Kentucky would join Hawaii and Maryland as the only states authorizing hemp research.

Disease Prevention Basics
Mother Earth News - Various diseases can wreak havoc on your garden plants. Learn the ins and outs of keeping your plants’ health on the up and up.

Pressure Canning Basics: Fearless Food Preservation
Mother Earth News - Does your garden produce more than you can eat fresh? Great! Home pressure canning isn’t as difficult as you might think, and you can preserve those garden-fresh foods to eat throughout the year.

Pet News

Feeding Stray Cats In Radnor Could Leave You Responsible For Their Health
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A proposed law in a town along the Main Line could punish people who feed stray cats. The new law would dictate if you feed it, you own it. And if you own it, you’re responsible for its vaccinations, says the proposal here in Radnor Township.... Violation of the ordinance could carry a $300 to $1,000 fine.

Humor & Satire

VIDEO: Big Sis Janet Napolitano Steps Down from Homeland Security: A Tribute
Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton - “Our dear protector,” officially Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has announced she is stepping down from her careful watch over the nation to take over the University of California system… and leave the job of peddling fear and stoking control to someone else for a while.

Friday - July 12, 2013 - Today in History:
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 Washington, DC.
1933 - A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour was established in the U.S.
1941 - Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.
1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.
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 - 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 party ticket.
1990 - Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party.
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.)

World News

Russia sends aid to Palestinians in Syria
Press TV - Oleg Voronov, the spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, said a total of 70 tons of humanitarian supplies were dispatched by two Il-76 aircraft to Syria’s port city of Latakia on Thursday, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

‘Western allegations against Syria naive’
Press TV - On Thursday, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations said the groundless allegations are made to hinder the efforts to arrange a UN investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria.

Al-Qaeda militants kill Syrian rebel commander - FSA spokesman
RT - As Syria’s civil war shows no signs of abating, a source within the Free Syrian Army says that Al-Qaeda-linked militants have killed one of the FSA’s senior figures.

New rival demonstrations to be held in Egypt
Press TV - Opponents and supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi have called for new demonstrations for the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

Israel trains troops to fight Hezbollah
Press TV - The Israeli regime is holding military exercises to train soldiers on how to invade the south of Lebanon and fight the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah.

Israel ready to build more settler units
Press TV - The Israeli regime says it is prepared to ‘immediately’ construct 10,000 illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in an attempt to lower housing costs.

VIDEO: EU subservient to US – Irish MP who called Obama ‘war criminal’
RT - Standing up to one's government is becoming the only way for citizens to stop the spread of Western imperialism and its double standards, said Clare Daly, the now famous Irish MP who lambasted President Obama at Northern Ireland's G8 summit.

Merkel justifies NSA eavesdropping surveillance
RT - Despite “justified questions” to the American intelligence community regarding eavesdropping on German networks, the US remains Berlin’s “most loyal ally”, announced Chancellor Angela Merkel in interview to Die Zeit weekly.

US 'blocks my asylum': Snowden human rights activists to airport meeting
RT - Edward Snowden will meet with human rights organizations in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, say airport officials. He will reportedly speak about the US witch hunt against him that he believes is putting other passengers at risk.

Kremlin turns back to typewriters to avoid leaks
Fox News - A Russian state service in charge of safeguarding Kremlin communications is looking to purchase an array of old-fashioned typewriters to prevent leaks from computer hardware, sources said Thursday.

Everybody Hates the New Black Panther Party
VICE Nordics - After being leaned on by his country’s constitutional courts, President Robert Mugabe has finally promised that he’ll hold elections in Zimbabwe by the end of July. Despite the fact that practically the whole world thinks of him as a genocidal dictator who will have to cheat his way to victory at the polls, Mugabe has received some unlikely first-hand support for his election campaign from a group based in America – the New Black Panther Party.

American NGO issues world passport to Snowden
RBTH Asia Pacific - A Washington-based charity, The World Service Authority (WSA), has issued a world citizen passport for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is on the run after disclosing details of a US top-secret surveillance program. However, it still remains unknown how the document can be passed on to Snowden, who is believed to be stuck in limbo in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

Moscow-Cuba plane detour sparks Snowden speculation
RT - An Aeroflot plane en route from Moscow to Havana deviated from its course on Thursday, FlightAware live flight tracking indicated. The news sparked online speculation that NSA leaker Edward Snowden may have been aboard the aircraft.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Snowden reveals HAARP's Global Assassination Agenda
The Internet Chronicle - Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower and fugitive, released documents Tuesday to Internet Chronicle reporters proving that the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, is definitively engaged in a program of assassination and mind control.

Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals
RT - Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government in order to allow federal investigators to bypass encryption mechanisms meant to protect the privacy of millions of users, Edward Snowden told The Guardian.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Rand Paul introduces legislation to stop Egypt aid
Politico - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would cut off foreign aid to Egypt following last week’s military ousting of President Mohamed Morsi. Paul has made several comments throughout the week insisting that the events in Egypt constitute a military coup and has criticized the Obama administration for its commitment to continue providing foreign aid to the country.

10 reasons Why Obama has Lost the Element of Surpise to Use a Crisis to Bring in Martial Law. - President Obama has lost the element of surprise now. Every crisis that has been brought forth by the willing accomplices in the mainstream dying media all has been traced back being planned and executed by the White House.

VIDEO: Drug smugglers set free for lack of money to prosecute
CBS News - Police here say federal authorities generally won't prosecute traffickers moving less than 150 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $120,000. So they leave those cases and the costs to local district attorneys, including Carlos Garcia of Brooks County.

New Black Panther Party allegedly busing mobs to Sanford, Florida for expected riots - Reports have come in from eye witnesses in Sanford, Florida that the New Black Panther Party, an extremist group that has called for the killing of George Zimmerman if he is found not guilty, is busing in thousands to that town. Sanford is the location of the trial and near the place where the shooting of Trayvon Martin by Zimmerman occurred.

Jury in Zimmerman trial may consider lesser charge
AP - In an unmistakable setback for George Zimmerman, the jury at the neighborhood watch captain's second-degree murder trial was given the option Thursday of convicting him on the lesser charge of manslaughter in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman prosecutor invokes Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech
Washington Times - Zimmerman prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech in his closing arguments, arguing that star witness Rachel Jeantel should be taken seriously, regardless of her “unsophisticated” testimony, National Review Online first reported.

VIDEO: Ex-Sanford Police Chief Was Pressured To Arrest Zimmerman — Fired For Refusing To Arrest Without Probable Cause
Gateway Pundit - An Ex-Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee tells CNN he was fired for not arresting Zimmerman. Bill Lee was pressured by city officials who didn’t care if Zimmerman was innocent, the city officials just wanted an arrest. Bill Lee told the officials you can’t arrest without probable cause, and was fired for upholding Zimmerman’s constitutional rights.
* Related Article: Ex-Police Chief Bill Lee On Trayvon Martin Case: ‘They Just Wanted An Arrest’

FBI refuses to testify on Marathon Bombings. What are they hiding?
The Top Information Post - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday lambasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation for what he called attempts to “stonewall” congressional investigations of the events leading up to the Boston Marathon bombings.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: 'There are no ambulances!': Frantic 911 calls reveal terror after Flight 214 crash as witnesses describe badly burnt passengers and not enough rescuers
Daily Mail - Newly-released 911 calls show pleas for help: 'We've been on the ground 20-30 minutes and we've not seen ambulance the whole time'. Passengers were told to stay ON BOARD after the crash.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Gun rights activist Adam Kokesh to stay in jail after refusing to speak to judge
RT - During a Thursday morning arraignment hearing outside of Washington, DC, jailed activist Adam Kokesh refused to answer questions from a judge and was told that he’ll continue to be locked up without bond.

New Indiana Law Allows Citizens To Shoot Police Officers - In Indiana, police officers are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. The law was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Not Talk to the Police
From The Trenches - REASON #1: Talking to the police CANNOT help you. If the police are talking to you, it’s because they suspect you have committed a crime....

Election News

Rand Paul leads entire Republican field in Iowa poll - Rand Paul is leading the entire Republican field of 2016 presidential hopefuls according to a new poll from PPP. Expect full results in a matter of hours. Rick Santorum, who won the previous Iowa caucus, in 7th place. Does this explain the coordinated liberal media attacks?


VIDEO: Gerald Celente - "The Toilet Paper Job Report ... Part Time Jobs & Walmart" - Description: "Secret courts decide what the 4th Amendment determines, Timothy Geithner recieves $400,000 for three speeches & Eliot Spitzer rejoins politics after 5 years since his prostitution scandal! They just keep running! Wonder why NOTHING changes?!"

VIDEO/ARTICLE: US Government Records $116.5 Billion Surplus In June
Huffington Post - The June surplus was due in part to $66.3 billion in dividend payments from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The mortgage giants were taken over by the government at the height of the 2008 financial crisis and are now repaying taxpayers for the support they received.

Veteran News

Army Veteran Can’t Buy Rifle Because Of Pot Conviction 42 Years Ago
National Review - Ron Kelly, a 59-year-old retired U.S Army soldier, made the front page of the Houston Chronicle Wednesday after he was denied permission to purchase a .22 caliber rifle at a Wal-Mart in Tomball, Texas. The veteran failed the FBI’s background check because he was charged with marijuana possession — in 1971.


Spirulina: Immune boosting, mood enhancing, protein-rich wonder food
(NaturalNews) Blue green algae, commonly known as spirulina is a group of organisms found in the ocean and sometimes in fresh water lakes. They are among the most nutritious plant-like organisms known to humans, so if malnutrition is anywhere on the radar, then think "spirulina" because the concentration of micronutrients in this power packed "magic food" is unsurpassed.

Medications made with caffeine may double risk of stroke
(NaturalNews) Taking pharmaceutical drugs with added caffeine could raise your risk of suffering a stroke, but not necessarily because of the caffeine. A new study out of South Korea recently found that people who take over-the-counter pain pills and other medications with added caffeine are up to three times more likely than people not taking such drugs to suffer a stroke.

11 Ways to Support the Liver to Lose Weight and Feel Better
Natural Society - Want to lose weight and detoxify your body? It is essential to include natural detoxifying foods every single day for a natural liver cleanse diet.

Celery Lowers Blood Pressure Naturally and Effectively
Natural Society - Celery has been used for centuries to treat everything from urinary tract infections to skin conditions, but it is most profoundly useful as a treatment for hypertension. This is due to its high concentrations of a substance called 3-butylphthalide, described by researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Over 400 Companies who Aren’t Using GMOs in their Products
Natural Society - Courtesy of the Non-GMO Project, here is a list of companies who make many or even the majority of all their products without GMOs.

Science & Technology

YouTube: The Cost of Surveillance
RTAmerica - In an era of intense government surveillance, a murky multimillion-dollar market has emerged. This week the US Federal Court system published its' annual "Wiretap Report" to Congress...detailing the day-to-day business of telecoms' handing over data to law enforcement. RT's Erin Ade breaks down the numbers and tells us how much it's costing tax payers.

New App Allows Users to Tattle on Gun Owners
Adan Salazar - “The Gun Geo Marker operates very simply, letting parents and community members mark, or geolocate, sites associated with potentially unsafe guns and gun owners,” the app’s Google Play store description states. “Electronically marking these locations can help others in the area learn about their geography of risk from gun accidents or violence,” the software’s creators claim.

The NSA slide you haven’t seen
Washington Post - Recent debate over U.S. government surveillance has focused on the information that American technology companies secretly provide to the National Security Agency. But that is only one of the ways the NSA eavesdrops on international communications. A classified NSA slide obtained by The Washington Post lists “Two Types of Collection.”

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Farm Bill passes in House, without food stamp funding
The Washington Post - House Republicans successfully passed a Farm Bill Thursday by splitting apart funding for food stamps from federal agricultural policy, a move that infuriated the White House and congressional Democrats who spent most of the day trying to delay a final vote.

Thursday - July 11, 2013 - Today in History:
1708 - The French were defeated at Oudenarde, Malplaquet, in the Netherlands by the Duke of Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy.
1742 - A papal decree was issued condemning the disciplining actions of the Jesuits in China.
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.
1914 - Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.
1934 - The first appointments to the newly created Federal Communications Commission were made.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Delano 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.
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 - Abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
1985 - Dr. Harlan Stone announced that he had used zippers for stitches on 28 patients. The zippers were used when he thought he may have to re-operate.
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. Nelson was at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Center.
2008 - Apple released the iPhone 3G.

World News

US Bankrolled Anti-Morsi Activists: US Money Trail to Egyptian Groups that Pressed for President’s Removal
Global Research - President Barack Obama recently stated the United States was not taking sides as Egypt’s crisis came to a head with the military overthrow of the democratically elected president. But a review of dozens of US federal government documents shows Washington has quietly funded senior Egyptian opposition figures who called for toppling of the country’s now-deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

UN accepts Syria invitation
Press TV - The United Nations has accepted an invitation by the Syrian government for two senior UN officials to discuss allegations of using chemical weapons.

Obama-Backed Rebels Starve Syrians, Kill Protesters
Paul Joseph Watson - Obama administration-backed FSA rebels are starving Syrians by imposing food blockades and shooting at protesters in the city of Aleppo. Even opposition activists who normally reserve their criticism for the Assad regime have condemned the action, noting that it has caused food prices to spike to more than ten times normal levels.

'Israel to up military presence in Golan'
Press TV - The Israeli military is set to deploy a new regional unit along the Syrian border in the occupied Golan Heights, a military source says.

US to send Egypt more F-16 fighter jets in coming weeks
Press TV - The United States Department of Defense plans to send four more F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, according to American officials. "There is no current change in the plan to deliver F-16s to the Egyptian military," an unnamed U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Egypt- The photographs the MSM doesn't want you to see - A gallery of banners displayed in Egypt. [Some profanity]

Pentagon spends $34 million on unused military base in Afghanistan
RT - The US military has constructed a $34 million building in southwestern Afghanistan, which it initially planned to use as its headquarters. But as the US scales back its troops, the brand new 64,000 square foot building may soon be demolished.

Report on Iraq reconstruction says fraud, waste cost US $1.5 billion
Press TV - Fraudulent and wasteful spending in Iraq’s reconstruction projects has cost U.S. taxpayers at least $1.5 billion, a new report says.

US lobbying to block Snowden's way to South America
Press TV - American authorities have been lobbying the European allies to deny any flight carrying National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden access to their airspace. Snowden should leave Moscow since Venezuela and Bolivia have accepted his asylum requests. However, every route from Moscow to South America would involve traveling through the skies of at least one NATO country.

UK blocks EU-US espionage talks
Press TV - Britain has blocked talks between the US and the European Union on the US spying on the EU saying the bloc has no authority to discuss Americans’ methods to safeguard their national security.

UK has a CCTV for every 11 people
Press TV - Britain has a CCTV camera for every 11 people, a security industry report disclosed, as privacy campaigners criticized the growth of the “surveillance state”.

MERS Death Toll Now Above 50% with Latest Fatality in London - The virus possibly has its reservoir in bats. This would make it yet another zoonotic disease that has made the jump from animal to man. Experts writing in the journal mBio have stated that the virus is closely related but distinct to others circulating in the bat population.

Mexico Replaces U.S. As The Most Obese Developed Nation In The World
At 32.8% of Mexican adults who are considered obese, that nation sits at the top of the list. Followed by the U.S. (we’re No. 2, we’re No. 2!) with 31.8% of people aged 20 and older with a body mass index of 30 and above, reports Yahoo! News. Syria is next (31.6%) followed by Venezuela and Libya holding down a tie for fourth at 30.8%.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Navy drone makes first landing on aircraft carrier
Press TV - The U.S. Navy conducted a milestone flight test Wednesday off the coast of Virginia when an autonomous drone jet successfully landed aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time.... This means the United States can now operate drones overseas without needing to use military bases in other countries.

VIDEO: NYC – MTA Gas Test Backfires! New Yorkers Are Angry, And Rightly So! Widespread Health Problems Coming
From The Trenches - The NYC – MTA subway gas tests, as explained in the videos below, have backfired as New Yorkers are angry having found out what likely health costs the testing brings along with it.

5 Important SCOTUS Rulings You Didn't Hear About
Care2 - The Supreme Court is on a summer break, after a session that was controversial and history making. However, behind the high profile cases making headlines were more than 70 other important cases decided without much fanfare.

Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Detail Role of Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests - Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

Alaska Defeats NDAA?
Activist Post - While there are many ways, from discrediting the leadership to jailing the participants, there is one nearly surefire way to kill a political movement. Pretend you fixed the problem. On June 26th, 2013, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell signed HB69, a bill that, according to some, would “nullify” the detention provisions in the NDAA. It does nothing of the sort.

Obama to "Tweak" Health Privacy Laws to Disarm Americans
Activist Post - Is there a conspiracy to label Americans with a mental illness in order to disarm them? Since the tragic mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, strong lines were drawn in the gun debate, yet most tend to agree that improving access to "mental health" should be part of any gun control discussion.

Rahm Trying to Circumvent New IL Concealed Carry Law with Bogus Gun Free Zones
AmmoLand - Even before Governor Pat Quinn (D) tried to use his “amendatory veto power” to weaken the concealed carry law soon to go into effect throughout Illinois, Mayor Rahm Emanuel had been working behind the scenes to make lawfully carrying a concealed weapon as difficult as possible in Chicago.

GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns
The Hill - Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) introduced legislation this week to block federal funding for schools that enforce rules that punish students for playing with imaginary weapons.

27 Facts That Prove That The Family In America Is In The Worst Shape Ever
Economic Collapse - The family is one of the fundamental building blocks of society. If you do not have strong families, you are not going to have a strong society.... The statistics that you are about to see should absolutely shock you. American families have never been this weak, and this is an incredibly troubling sign for the future of our nation.

Accused Boston Marathon bomber pleads not guilty to all charges at arraignment
Fox News - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 30 counts, including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill, in federal court in Boston.

Defense Rests in Court-Martial of Bradley Manning
Breitbart - Lawyers for the soldier rested their case Wednesday. Manning is contesting 21 charges, including aiding the enemy, which carries a possible life sentence.

Flashback: 'Underwear bomber' was working for the CIA
The Guardian May 8, 2012 - A would-be "underwear bomber" involved in a plot to attack a US-based jet was in fact working as an undercover informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged.

Lawmaker demands the National Guard patrol the streets of Chicago to stop gun violence
RT - The military could soon be patrolling the streets of Chicago, Illinois if a local lawmaker has her way. State Rep. Monique Davis has asked the governor to deploy the National Guard among an epidemic of violent crime.

Police Shoot Innocent Man And Dog With Non-Lethal Rounds To Use His House
Oath Keepers - Last Monday, a federal lawsuit was filed against the Henderson, Nevada, police department. The plaintiff says his constitutional rights were violated by the police department including the 3rd and 4th amendments. The one amendment to the bill of rights that you never hear about being violated has finally shown up in court.

Team investigating Alaska plane crash struggles with few leads ...
Reuters - Experts investigating a floatplane crash that killed 10 people in Alaska face a scarcity of information and will rely on skid marks and satellite signals to determine the cause, a federal official said on Tuesday. Related article and photos.

Apparently Racists Love Libertarianism
Liberty Crier - Are you a racist looking for a candidate to endorse? Well look no further. Ron and Rand Paul are your perfect candidates! That is, according to New York Magazine’s recent smear piece: “Racists Love Ron and Rand Paul for Some Reason.”

Big Meat Sues USDA Over Country-Of-Origin Labeling Requirement
Consumerist - In May, new USDA regulations went into effect that require meat processing plants to label not just the original country of origin for each item sold, but also which countries that product might have stopped at along its way from farm-to-store. The rules also prohibit the commingling of meats from various international sources.


Silver Touches $20, Gold Nears $1300 on Bernanke Speech - Gold and silver have gone vertical on tonight’s Globex open as the market digests Bernanke’s comments this afternoon, in which the Fed Chairman confirmed what SD readers knew well prior to the Fed’s taper threats that sent gold and silver to multi-year lows- that QE must not only continue, but INCREASE in size.

Wal-Mart says it will pull out of D.C. plans should city mandate ‘living wage’
The Washington Post - The D.C. Council bill would require retailers with corporate sales of $1 billion or more and operating in spaces 75,000 square feet or larger to pay their employees no less than $12.50 an hour. The city’s minimum wage is $8.25.

Energy & Environment

State Department Admits It Doesn't Know Keystone XL's Exact Route - Neither Secretary of State John Kerry nor President Barack Obama could tell you the exact route that the pipeline would travel through countless neighborhoods, farms, waterways and scenic areas between Alberta's tar sands and oil refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.


Is Apple Cider Vinegar That Powerful of a Health Tonic? Science Says Yes
Prevent Disease - One of the most traditional cures for almost anything is apple cider vinegar. Over the centuries, the ancient folk remedy is touted to relieve just about any ailment you can think of including diabetes, obesity and even cancer. Here's what science has found.

Cherries a superfood? Research confirms this well-known fruit tackles cancer, insomnia, high blood pressure and gout
(NaturalNews) For those of you who love cherries, this ruby sweet fruit is much more than a tasty summer treat. Shown to combat cancer, improve sleep, balance blood pressure and ease gout, you really cannot lose. Compounds found within cherries also relieve pain as well as aspirin.

Five healthy snacks you can enjoy without guilt
(NaturalNews) The phenomenon of guilt involving eating is just a state of mind. Why would someone feel guilty when all he wanted to do is eat?

Homemade Orange Creamsicles - Its getting hot out and we are starting to crave something cold. Here is one of my favorite Orange Creamsicles I have ever found. Not only is this recipe tasty, but also healthy!

600 Reasons Turmeric May Be The World's Most Important Herb
Green Med Info - There is a medicinal spice so timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture and metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being.

New Study Confirms Wheat-Autism Link
Green Med Info - As the autism epidemic continues to accelerate, one of the least well known contributing causes goes mostly unnoticed: wheat consumption.

VIDEO: 1960 USDA Film Admits Scientists “Fixed the Glutens in Flour”
Activist Post - Wheat, a major source of gluten, also happens to be the the number two food subsidized by our government; it’s grown all over the place and put into a large majority of our foods. Studies have shown that back in the 1950s, one in around 5,000 people might have a severe and potentially deadly allergy to gluten known as Celiac’s Disease; now it’s more like a staggering one in 133.

Cinnamon's Infection and Diabetes-Fighting Properties Revealed
Green Med Info - Cinnamon is a familiar spice, but few are aware of just how diverse are its medicinal properties. The US National Library of Medicine houses well over 1300 abstracts on the subject of the various forms of cinnamon's potential health benefits.

Avocado: The Prolific Green Fruit, Vegetable, and Nut Combined
Natural Society - Avocados are so important to our overall health that studies have even found avocado-eaters to be especially healthy. Here is why the health benefits of avocados are some you will not want to miss...

Drug Companies Plan to Use Compounding Bill to Take Away Your Compounded Medications
Alliance for Natural Health - We’ve been telling you about S.959, the Senate compounding pharmacy bill. We and other groups oppose it mainly because it is written in a way that would likely shut off access to important medications like bioavailable estriol and time-released natural thyroid.

They Can Kill You With the Push Of a Button: Gaping Security Holes In Your Electronic Health Records
Activist Post - Some might assume the medical records systems being used by physicians and hospitals all over the country are secure. Why wouldn’t they be, as they literally hold life saving (or life killing) information?

Free Speech Win in Federal Court
Alliance for Natural Health - Judges rule that excerpts from scientific medical journal articles can be used in advertising and promotional materials, protected by the First Amendment and New York state law.

Science & Technology

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Small Utah ISP firm stands up to ‘surveillance state’ as corporations cower
RT - Despite having fewer resources and a fraction of the customers that broadband giants like Verizon and AT&T boast, one small internet service provider has resisted pressure from the NSA and refused to turn over customer data without a warrant.

Scientists create human chromosome in breakthrough that could revolutionise medicine
The Independent - Scientists have created genetically-engineered mice with artificial human chromosomes in every cell of their bodies, as part of a series of studies showing that it may be possible to treat genetic diseases with a radically new form of gene therapy.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: Urban Homestead Marvel: 6,000 lbs of Organic Food on 1/10th Acre
Planet Infowars - Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year.

Gardener’s To-Do List for July
Organic Gardening - Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of July.

Wednesday - July 10, 2013 - Today in History:
1679 - The British crown claimed New Hampshire as a royal colony.
1776 - The statue of King George III was pulled down in New York City.
1778 - In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declared war on England.
1821 - U.S. troops took possession of Florida. The territory was sold by Spain.
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 machine.
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 size.
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 Kaesong.
1953 - American forces withdraw from Pork Chop Hill in Korea after heavy fighting.
1973 - Britain granted the Bahamas their independence after three centuries of British colonial rule.
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.

World News

Saudi Arabia and UAE to lend Egypt up to $8 billion
RT - The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will give Egypt money in the wake of its political and economic crisis. The UAE will provide Cairo with $1 billion and lend it a further $2 billion, while Saudi Arabia will give Egypt a $5 billion aid package.

Russian inquiry to UN: Rebels, not Army, behind Syria Aleppo sarin attack
RT - Samples taken at the site where the chemical weapons were allegedly used indicate that it was rebels - not the Syrian army - behind the attack, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin has said.

Snowden confirms NSA created Stuxnet with Israeli aid
RT - The Stuxnet virus that decimated Iranian nuclear facilities was created by the NSA and co-written by Israel, Edward Snowden has confirmed. The whistleblower added the NSA has a web of foreign partners who pay “marginal attention to human rights.

Radioactive cesium level soars 90-fold at Fukushima in just 3 days
RT - Levels of radioactive cesium-134 in a well at Fukushima nuclear power plant are up to 90 times higher than just three days ago, and may spread into the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, 10 applications to restart reactors under stricter rules have been received.

Gun seizures trigger fear of massive police power
WND - A flurry of recent stories about police knocking on – and sometimes knocking in – people’s front doors have raised alarms in both the U.S. and Canada about whether the home is still constitutionally protected from increasing police power.

VIDEO: Canadian Cop Gives Homeless Woman Lunch Money - A Canadian police observer filmed a Toronto officer, not beating a person senseless or violating his or her rights, but rather committing a courageous act of kindness.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Texas House approves sweeping abortion restrictions - The Texas House of Representatives approved sweeping abortion restrictions on Tuesday, including a ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy and tougher standards for clinics that perform the procedure.

Louisiana bayou sinkhole dilemma: Stay or pack up?
A massive sinkhole in Bayou Corne, La., is belching oil and natural gas, leading to the town's 350 residents being advised to leave.

Asiana Airlines pilots say auto-throttle didn't maintain landing speed - The pilots of the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed Saturday in San Francisco say it was set for the proper landing speed. Outside experts suggest they relied too much on technology.

Thousands of Calif. inmates refuse meals in protest
The proclaimed hunger strike coincided with the Monday evening start of Ramadan, which may have complicated attempts to count protesters. The prisoners are protesting the treatment of inmates in solitary confinement.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Tragic video shows mentally disturbed prisoner dying in jail after spending 51 HOURS lying naked and immobile on cell floor without water as staffers threw food at him - Elliott Earl Williams, 37, died October 27, 2011, while in Tulsa County Jail. He was arrested five days prior after causing disturbance in hotel lobby, where he was 'eating dirt'.

VIDEO: NYPD Releases Harmless Gases in Subway for Chemical Weapon Study
NBC News - The NYPD released harmless gases into the subway system during the morning rush beginning Tuesday to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the air.

House to Vote on Bill Prohibiting IRS Enforcement of Obamacare
Weekly Standard - The House of Representatives will take up a bill that would stop the Department of the Treasury, including the Internal Revenue Services, from implementing and enforcing the provisions of Obamacare.

Linchpin for Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, isn’t likely to work, experts say - In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Florida Sheriff Taking Riot Threats Seriously As Zimmerman Acquittal Appears Likely
Kit Daniels - The Broward Sheriff’s Office, whose jurisdiction includes a large portion of the Miami metropolitan area, released a video yesterday urging residents not to riot in response to the Travyon Martin shooting trial which now appears to lean heavily in George Zimmerman’s favor.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Fox News Panel Laughs At The Idea That Government Should Fear The People
Anthony Gucciardi - After labeling NSA leaker Edward Snowden a traitor and a terrorist, the Fox News Watch panel exploded with laughter at the very notion that the government should fear the people.

VIDEO: Florida Accidentally Banned All Computers, Smart Phones In The State Through Internet Cafe Ban: Lawsuit
Huffington Post - When Florida lawmakers recently voted to ban all Internet cafes, they worded the bill so poorly that they effectively outlawed every computer in the state, according to a recent lawsuit.

Elderly man who picked dandelions for food gets $75 ticket - Among the fans of the food is John Taris, a 75-year-old retiree who lives in the Chicago area with his wife on a $1,500-a-month social security payment. When the couple's food supply was a bit low recently, he volunteered to go pick some to provide a vegetable.


The Decline Of Breadwinner Jobs Has Resulted In The Longest Bread Lines In American History
Economic Collapse - As the number of good jobs continues to decline, the number of Americans that cannot take care of themselves without government assistance continues to explode.

U.S. Vows to Battle Abusive Debt Collectors - Federal regulators are cracking down on questionable debt collection practices by some of the nation’s biggest lenders. The push comes after revelations that some of the same practices that have haunted the foreclosures of homes — like robo-signing and faulty documentation — have cropped up in efforts to recoup delinquent credit card debt.

Housing Market

YouTube: BOA accused of paying bonuses for foreclosing on homes
RTAmerica - Former employees of Bank of America submitted sworn affidavits to a civil lawsuit claiming that the financial institution purposely stalled, delayed or denied home loan modifications. They also claimed that the bank enforced foreclosure quotas and gave bonuses to those with the highest foreclosure rate.


Long Term Cholesterol Drug Use Doubles Risk of Breast Cancer
Green Med Info - A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention indicates that women who are long-term users of statin drugs have between 83-143% increased risk of breast cancer.

M.D. Says Iodine can Prevent and Even Treat Breast Cancer
Natural Society - Jeffrey Dach, M.D. says iodine supplementation is the best way to prevent (and even treat) breast cancer. He says the recommended daily allowance for iodine, currently set at 150 mcg, is too low. Instead, he and Dr. Guy Abraham recommend a daily intake about 100 times that, at 12.5 mg, which incidentally is the average intake in Japan, where breast, thyroid, and prostate cancer rates are dramatically lower.

Virginia Department of Health Acquires Children’s Medical Records Without Parental Consent
Julie Wilson - A Virginia mom was notified by her child’s private school that her son, whom is set to begin school this fall, needs his immunizations. The mother of three was confused by the school’s recommendation since she had not yet submitted the health records for her son indicating whether or not he had received his vaccinations.

Patient Caroline Burns Wakes Up as Doctors Prepare to Remove Organs
Science World Report - According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, doctors had inaccurately diagnosed Burns with irreversible brain damage and ignored clues that her condition was improving, including her toes curling when she was touched, flared nostrils and moving her mouth and tongue.

Science & Technology

Want to go into space for just £25,000? Try the balloon that will fly twice as high as Concorde and take you from Paris to Rome
A Spanish company plans on offering the ultimate day trip to near-space in two years time - just enough time to start saving for the £95,000 ticket.
During the flight, passengers will be able to stand up and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Earth, experience weightlessness and even eat a meal if they desire.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Helpful tips for keeping pests out of your organic garden - One of the biggest challenges that organic gardeners have long faced is invasive pests, which as you may well know tend to target food crops that have not been treated with toxic pesticides. But maintaining a truly organic garden is not an impossible task, especially if you are willing to take the time to employ some tried and true methods of deterring pests without chemicals.

Catering to Stink Bugs: A Trap Crop Experiment Success
Mother Earth News - University of Florida entomologist Russell Mizell has a sneaky strategy when it comes to stink bugs. It could be called ‘feeding the hand that bites you’. He has designed a rotating menu of trap crops to lure the voracious insects away from cash crops. The trap cropping system can be customized for any planting season from spring to fall.

Tuesday - July 9, 2013 - Today in History:
1755 - General Edward Braddock was killed when French and Indian troops ambushed his force of British regulars and colonial militia.
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.
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.
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.
1943 - American and British forces made an amphibious landing on Sicily.
1951 - U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.
1968 - The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.
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.

World News

'Israel warns US against Egypt aid cut'
Press TV - Israeli officials repeatedly asked senior American officials not to halt the USD 1.3 million in aid, the US administration gives to Egypt every year, Israeli daily Haaretz said on Tuesday, citing an unnamed American official.

Syria army makes progress against Takfiris near Damascus
Press TV - The Syrian forces drove out militants from Ghouta, Zamalka and Irbin neighborhoods, inflicting heavy losses on the armed groups on Monday.

‘SNC to receive weapons from S Arabia’
Press TV - On Sunday, Ahmad Jarba, who was elected as the SNC head on Saturday in Istanbul, said he was expecting "advanced weapons" to reach the foreign-backed militants in Syria, Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen reported. Jarba described the opposition's military position as weak, but he said the situation would change with Saudi Arabia’s weapons.

Al-Jazeera journalists kicked out of Egyptian military press-conference
RT - The journalists for pan-Arab broadcaster, Al-Jazeera, were booed out of a news conference on Monday morning being held by Egypt's military on the killing of 54 people, mainly of ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters.

New Snowden leak: Australia’s place in US spying web
RT - Ex-NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden has disclosed his first set of documents outlining Australia’s role in NSA surveillance programs, picking out four facilities in the country that contribute heavily to US spying.

VIDEO: Edward Snowden: 'The US government will say I aided our enemies'
The Guardian July 8, 2013 - In the second part of an exclusive interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden contemplates the reaction from the US government to his revelations of top-secret documents regarding its spying operations on domestic and foreign internet traffic, email and phone use.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Pentagon Orders Purge of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Files from Data Bank
Global Research - The files are no longer at the Pentagon, they have now been sent to the CIA, in violation of the Freedom of Information Act. The white House also acknowledges that the procedure of moving government records was in violation of federal norms...

State Department's Watergate? Office of high-profile whistleblower lawyer burglarized
RT - The Dallas law office representing a State Department whistleblower was broken into and robbed during the first weekend of July. Three computers were stolen and the firm’s file cabinets had been searched, but valuables were left untouched.

Only Obama can stop Gitmo force-feeding - US judge
RT - A US district judge has ruled that she would be overstepping her authority by issuing an injunction against force-feeding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, saying that only President Obama has the necessary authority to stop the practice.

YouTube: Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) force fed under standard Guantánamo Bay procedure
The Guardian - Warning: some viewers may find these images distressing. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia, US actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), experiences the procedure.

Strange Planes Landing At US Air Force Bases - There have been multiple civilian sightings of strange planes landing at American Air Force bases, all carrying UN troops and/or having UN markings (or none).

State seizes child from new mom because she ate a poppy seed bagel
(NaturalNews) The "one-size-fits-all" approach to rule-making and regulations has made it impossible for the bureaucracy - either on the state or federal level - to utilize rational thought-processing when particular cases or issues don't fit the mold, so to speak.

White House: US to continue military aid to Egypt
Press TV - The Obama White House said there would be no cut-off in U.S. aid to Egypt and it is still reviewing whether or not to label the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi by the military a coup.

Tea Party launches $1mn ad to hit Obamacare
Press TV - The move comes as the administration is ramping up its own efforts to enroll the public in the new insurance exchanges and as Democrats express concerns that a botched rollout could hurt their 2014 election chances.

National Guard Soldiers, Airmen to be Furloughed - More than 1,100 National Guard soldiers and airmen in Hawaii - and thousands in other states - will be living with 20 percent less pay over the next three months as the Defense Department carries out automatic federal budget cuts.

IRS published online thousands of Social Security numbers
RT - The Internal Revenue Service mistakenly exposed as many as 2,319 Social Security numbers by posting them on the Internet, which a California-based archivist discovered last week.

VIDEO: Michael Hastings: Police and Fire TOLD not to comment; Engine BEHIND crash 200'
Daily Paul - 3 Weeks now.. A gag order in place.. Engine BEHIND crash 200'.. no skid marks.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Obama Supporters Sign Petition to Repeal Bill of Rights
Paul Joseph Watson - A video clip shows numerous Obama supporters in California signing a petition to repeal the bill of rights in another shocking reminder of how many Americans will mindlessly give up their liberties in the name of supporting the President.

Ron Paul Set To Launch New Freedom Media Network
Steve Watson - A promotional video posted to Facebook over the weekend announced the imminent launch of The Ron Paul Channel. “FINALLY a media network dedicated to liberty, peace, prosperity, and the celebration of all the values that you and I share.” a post accompanying the announcement reads.

Steroid Abuse Has Become A Major Problem Among Police Officers - Investigations in Oregon, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, New York and other states have in recent years found disturbing evidence of police officers abusing steroids. But Connecticut police insist they've never seen it here.


41 IMF Bailouts And Counting – How Long Before The Entire System Collapses?
Economic Collapse - Broke nations are bailing out other broke nations with borrowed money. Round and round we go - where we stop nobody knows. As of April, 41 different countries had active financial "arrangements" with the IMF.

Jon Corzine will not face criminal charges over MF Global says report
Market Watch - The criminal probe into whether there was wrongdoing on the part of Corzine by the Department of Justice will now be dropped due to lack of evidence, said a report in The New York Post, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. But the former CEO of Goldman Sachs is not out of the woods.

101M Get Food Aid from Federal Gov’t; Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers
CNS News - The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.


VIDEO: Shocking photos and video shows Golden Corral more disgusting than a cow feedlot
(NaturalNews) Shocking photos posted on the internet claim to show behind-the-scenes filth at a Golden Corral restaurant. The photos appear to show filthy dishes stacked nearly head-high, with food waste littering the floor right next to beverage service carts.

Rosemary is linked to enhanced brain performance and other health benefits
(NaturalNews) Rosemary's delightful fragrance combined with its pungent taste has convinced many avid cooks to use it in various dishes, including soups and sauces. It is historically known to improve memory by increasing blood flow to the brain and head, which by extension also helps improve concentration. * Related Article: Rosemary oil boosts memory

Oil Pulling: Ancient Secret for Optimal Health
Green Med Info - Oil pulling is an ancient Indian folk remedy first mentioned in the early Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita, which was believed to have been written approximately 1500 years ago.... The Charaka Samhita describes oil pulling as effective for improving more than just oral health, but also 30 other systemic diseases ranging from headache, migraine to diabetes and asthma.

Rid your pantry and refrigerator of Sodium Benzoate! - There have been concerns by the FDA that when both vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and sodium benzoate are mixed, they form benzene, a known human carcinogen and DNA damager. This creates a serious concern, because sodium benzoate is commonly used in acidic foods with vitamin C, such as juices, sodas and salad dressings.

FDA Approves New Big Pharma Pill Solution for Prescription Drug Addiction
Natural Society - Only large pharmaceutical companies with no interest other than fattening their pockets would propose treating prescription drug addiction with another prescription drug. And now Swedish drugmaker Orexo AB has the green light from the FDA to begin selling their Big Pharma pill solution in the U.S. to combat opioid addition.

Curcumin Found To Outperform Pneumococcal Vaccines In Protecting Infants
Waking Times - Despite no evidence of its effectiveness to prevent disease, public health agencies and the medical community insist that infants and children between the ages of 2 and 12 months require up to four shots of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV).

7 Herbs and Foods for Reducing High Blood Pressure (Chart)
Natural Society - Do you suffer from high blood pressure? Check out this blood pressure chart and take a reading, then utilize 7 herbs and foods for reducing blood pressure.

Apples, Pears Found to Reduce Stroke Risk by 52%
Natural Society - Fruits like pears and apples are loaded with fiber, which is beneficial to heart health. They also have a high concentration of quercetin, which can reduce inflammation. Inflammation is associated with hardening of the arteries, which is a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.

Science & Technology

NSA controls global Internet traffic via private fiber-optic cables
RT - Deals brokered between federal agents and foreign corporations have allowed the United States government to easily intercept and interpret a vast swath of communication data sent around the world, new documents reveal.

VIDEO: This Is Not a Test: Emergency Broadcast Systems Prove Hackable
Wired - Several models of Emergency Alert System decoders, used to break into TV and radio broadcasts to announce public safety warnings, have vulnerabilities that would allow hackers to hijack them and deliver fake messages to the public, according to an announcement by a security firm on Monday.

Monday - July 8, 2013 - Today in History:
1755 - Britain broke off diplomatic relations with France as their disputes in the New World intensified.
1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia.
1794 - French troops captured Brussels, Belgium.
1795 - Kent County Free School changed its name to Washington College. It was the first college to be named after U.S. President George Washington. The school was established by an act of the Maryland Assembly in 1723.
1815 - Louis XVIII returned to Paris after the defeat of Napoleon.
1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun.
1879 - The first ship to use electric lights departed from San Francisco, CA.
1889 - The Wall Street Journal was first published.
1919 - U.S. President Wilson returned from the Versailles Peace Conference in France.
1947 - Demolition work began in New York City for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations.
1950 - General Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea.
1960 - The Soviet Union charged Gary Powers with espionage. He was shot down in a U-2 spy plane.
1963 - All Cuban-owned assets in the United States were frozen.
1981 - The Solar Challenger became the first solar-powered airplane to cross the English Channel.
1986 - Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes.
1997 - The Mayo Clinic and the U.S. government warned that the diet-drug combination known as "fen-phen" could cause serious heart and lung damage.
1997 - NATO invited Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join the alliance in 1999.
2010 - The Solar Impulse completed the first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane.

World News

At least 53 pro-Morsi protesters killed in Cairo: Brotherhood
Press TV - The Brotherhood said its supporters were killed when the army attacked a sit-in outside the Republican Guard barracks. It added that snipers targeted protesters attending the sit-in.

Israeli F-16 warplane crashes into sea
The US-made F-16, which is Israel’s latest and most advanced warplane, crashed approximately 50 kilometers west of the Gaza Strip during a training flight.... The [Israeli] official added that the Israeli military subsequently grounded “all its F-15 and F-16 combat aircraft until circumstances of the incident are reviewed.”

Athens mayor 'physically attacked' over job cuts
RT - Athens Mayor George Kaminis has been attacked by local authority workers protesting against job cuts tied to Greece's financial bailout.

Pro-, anti-Morsi protests go on in Egypt
Press TV - Supporters and opponents of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi have remained on the streets, holding protests as tensions continue to rise across the country.

Egypt on brink of civil war: Putin
Press TV - Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the impasse between the supporters and opponents of the ousted Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, might spark a civil war in the North African country.

VIDEO: US backed Morsi government all along
Press TV - “The U.S. government, under direct orders from President [Barack] Obama, has been supporting the Morsi government... and al-Qaeda linked networks all over the region,” Lawrence Freeman, an editor at the Executive Intelligence Review magazine said on Wednesday.

Was Washington Behind Egypt’s Coup d’Etat?
Global Research - While the Armed Forces have cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood, the Coup d’Etat is ultimately intended to manipulate the protest movement and prevent the accession of a “real people’s government”. The overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian Armed forces was not carried out against US interests, it was instigated to ensure “continuity” on behalf of Washington.

A Message From Egyptian Protesters To The States Of America
Before It's News - What more can I add to this except from America to Egypt with Love and solidarity, we support you, we envy you.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: 'Everywhere is resistance’: Police use teargas and water cannon to disperse Istanbul protesters
RT - Police fired volleys of tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters who gathered in Istanbul's landmark Taksim Square to enter Gezi Park which has been at the heart of protests since late May.

The NSA’s Mass And Indiscriminate Spying On Brazilians
The Guardian - As the headline suggests, the crux of the main article details how the NSA has, for years, systematically tapped into the Brazilian telecommunication network and indiscriminately intercepted, collected and stored the email and telephone records of millions of Brazilians.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Three Latin American countries offer shelter to Edward Snowden
RT - Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela have indicated that they could give asylum to the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It comes in the wake of the UNASUR summit, where Latin American leaders slammed EU ‘imperial’ skyjack of President Morales’ plane.

11 Signs That Italy Is Descending Into A Full-Blown Economic Depression
Economic Collapse - When you get into too much debt, really bad things start to happen. Sadly, that is exactly what is happening to Italy right now. Harsh austerity measures are causing the Italian economy to slow down even more than it was previously.

World Leaders Denounce Monsanto Exec Winning World Food Prize
Natural Society - World leaders say that Monsanto's exec receiving the world food prize betrays the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

New Egyptian War: Americans Lose, Again
Ron Paul - Looking at the banners in the massive Egyptian protests last week, we saw many anti-American slogans. Likewise, the Muslim Brotherhood-led government that was deposed by the military last week was very critical of what it saw as US support for the coup. Why is it that all sides in this Egyptian civil war seem so angry with the United States?

Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Grab
The New American - Governor Jay Nixon (shown) declared his independence from the Missouri state legislature on July 5 by vetoing a bill passed overwhelmingly by that body.

TSA Conducted Pat Downs On Family Members of Plane Crash Victims
Paul Joseph Watson - Instead of helping both victims and their loved ones who were involved in the tragic Asiana Airlines plane crash at San Francisco International Airport, the TSA made life “more difficult” for both by delaying victims for hours and conducting pat downs on grief-stricken family members who were still unaware of whether their loved ones were dead or alive.

Crash survivor says everyone on plane had to be interviewed by FBI before they could be allowed to leave - Crash survivor says everyone on plane had to be interviewed by FBI before they could be allowed to leave 06 Jul 2013 Moments after Asiana Airlines flight 214 stopped its violent crash landing, a voice came over the plane's intercom to say it had landed safely and everyone should stay in their seats, a passenger told ABC News.

Female inmates sterilized in California
Press TV - Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, the Center for Investigative Reporting has found.

US ABM test failure mars $1bn N. Korea defense plan
RT - A $214-million test launch of the only US defense against long-range ballistic missile attacks failed to hit its target over the Pacific Ocean, according to the Missile Defense Agency. There have been no successful interceptor tests since 2008.

DU Draws Heat For Plan To Present George W. Bush With 'Improving Human Condition' Award - Hundreds of students, staffers and alumni are protesting the University of Denver’s decision to honor former President George W. Bush with an award traditionally recognizing recipients for their work on behalf of humanity.

Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program
LA Times - A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico.

Inspector general: U.S. Park Police lost track of hundreds of guns
CBS News June 28, 2013 - The U.S. Park Police has lost track of hundreds of firearms, according to an advance copy of a report from the Interior Department inspector general's office obtained by the Washington Post, raising familiar questions about the mismanagement of an agency that is tasked with protecting visitors to Washington's monuments and parks.

‘Machinery of Death’: Gas chamber may be revived in Missouri
RT - Gas chambers could be brought back to life in the state of Missouri, where the attorney general has indicated replacing lethal-injection with the long-forgotten and controversial means of execution before the former’s drug supply runs out.

The U.S. Postal Service Is Monitoring Your Snail Mail
New American - As part of this surveillance tactic, the “Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year. It is not known how long the government saves the images.”

VIDEO: Why a Federal GMO Labeling Law Could Be Worthless
Activist Post - Melissa Melton and Aaron Dykes give examples of countries where labeling laws are circumvented by loopholes that require only soy and corn to be labeled, while letting slip through oils and other combination frankenfoods.


Banks pushing for repeal of credit unions' federal tax exemption
LA Times - Credit unions have been snatching customers from banks amid consumer frustration over rising fees and outrage over Wall Street's role in the financial crisis. Now banks are fighting back by trying to take away something vital to credit unions — their federal tax exemption.

It's Here: The Stealth Collapse of the American Economy
Activist Post - The economic collapse has occurred quietly and stealthily. In fact, many people probably think that it has only happened to them, as job losses occur, utilities get cut off, and the pantry gets more sparse. They don’t talk about it because poverty is a humiliating state – they suffer quietly, not realizing that the next-door neighbor is probably in the exact same situation. They don’t realize that they aren’t alone.

15 Signs That The Quality Of Jobs In America Is Going Downhill Really Fast
Economic Collapse - Low paying part-time jobs are continually becoming a bigger part of the economy. This is one of the primary reasons why the middle class in America is shrinking. You can't support a family on what most of these part-time jobs pay. But our economy is not producing many high quality full-time jobs these days.

Veteran News

Decorated, wounded Marine treated 'shamefully' by security screeners
Military Times - Wearing the uniform of the Few and Proud doesn’t rate preferential treatment from the Transportation Security Administration or California capitol security officers, retired Marine Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz recently found. Related article: Holden Honors Iraqi War Veteran...

Energy & Environment

Geoengineering Causing Drought And Fueling Fires - Any that take the time to investigate the subjects of SRM ( solar radiation management) and SAG (stratospheric aerosol geoengineering) will find that many of the “predicted” effects of these massive climate altering programs are not disputed. One of the well known effects which is not debated is GEOENGINEERED DROUGHT.

EPA ‘Smart Grid’ Connection Will Allow Power Company to Cut Off Your Fridge
CNS News - At times of peak demand for electricity, do you want your refrigerator to run at the discretion of the power company? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised its Energy Star energy-efficiency requirements for residential refrigerators, and it is encouraging the inclusion of “connected” features that respond to utility signals to curb their energy consumption.


The Spice That Can Potentially Help Your Health in 150 Different Ways
Dr. Mercola - For years now turmeric, and its active ingredient curcumin, have shown powerful benefits to your brain health. One of the ways that it works, similar to vitamin D, is modulating large numbers of your genes; in fact, curcumin has been shown to influence more than 700 genes.

Banish and prevent your migraines simply by taking magnesium: Research
(NaturalNews) Although migraines usually involve severe headaches, migraine attacks are not just headaches. There are two basic types of migraines: With aura and without aura. Both types often produce symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and noise.

Ubiquinol Rescues Simvastatin-Suppression of Mitochondrial Content
Dr. Mercola - Ubiquinol, the reduced form of CoQ10, effectively rescued cells from the damage caused by a statin drug thereby protecting muscle cells from myopathies. Patients with statin-associated myopathy who took CoQ10 experienced significantly less pain, decreased muscle weakness and cramps, and less fatigue.

Gut Bacteria Influences Our Gut Reactions Our Entire Lives
Guardian Express - Researchers reported on Thursday that our gut bacteria can affect our gut reactions our entire lives. Our gut bacteria can affect our weight, risk of disease, how our bodies process the calories we consume and how easy or difficult it is for us to lose or gain weight. In short, our gut bacteria may be shaping our health throughout our entire lives.

Six reasons probiotics will give you radiant health and beauty
(NaturalNews) Humans have more than 10 times the number of bacteria in their body than they have cells - about 100 trillion, representing more than 500 different species. When in proper balance, a delicate and precise ratio of 85 percent friendly bacteria to 15 percent "unfriendly" bacteria, the human organism quite naturally heals itself.

How to spot signs of liver damage
(NaturalNews) We've become far too reliant on western medicine's invasive practices to provide feedback to us on how our body is feeling. Instead of looking to medical professionals to tell us how our body is faring, we should pay attention to our body and determine ourselves what it is telling us.

Fast-releasing carbohydrates alter brain chemistry and create addiction to junk foods
(NaturalNews) A team of researchers from the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children's Hospital have reported their findings regarding processed carbohydrate consumption on brain metabolism... The scientists have determined that highly processed carbohydrates can trigger the same brain mechanism associated with substance addiction.

Five must-have herbs for healing your body and mind
(NaturalNews) Mental health and physical health are so closely intertwined that properly addressing the ailments identified in one often requires also addressing potentially unidentified ailments in the other. In many cases, the most effective way to restore optimal health to both body and mind is to supplement with adaptogenic and other herbs that help balance both systems simultaneously and naturally, without causing harmful side-effects.

Used for Centuries: 9 Amazing Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea
Natural Society - Prized for its special flavanoids, chamomile has been used for healing for centuries. Here are 9 amazing health benefits of chamomile tea.

Watchdog group finds high levels of carcinogen in Pepsi drinks
Baltimore Sun - A health watchdog group is releasing a study today that found high levels of a cancer-causing chemical in Pepsi drinks in 10 states, including Maryland.

Warning over 'epidemic' of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products
Telegraph - A chemical found in everyday cosmetics and household cleaning products may be responsible for an “epidemic” of painful skin allergies, doctors have warned.

VIDEO: Why Branding Obesity as a Disease Is a Step in the WRONG Direction...
Dr. Mercola - The documentary film Hungry For Change s another revolutionary look at food and nutrition from the creators of the best-selling film Food Matters.

Courts Rule Vaccines Containing MMR and Thimerosal Caused Autism and Brain Damage
Activist Post - The truth is, there have been several court cases where families have been granted damage payouts due to what vaccines and their ingredients have done to their children. The cases are directly linked to autism and brain damage, and each injury has been deemed "caused by vaccines." Below I have supplied three links to court cases. Please take the time to check out each one to understand them further.

Vaccine Fraud: The Polio Elimination by Vaccination Hoax
Natural Society - Many pro-vaccine individuals argue that vaccines work since they wiped out polio decades ago, but this information is a falsify for various reasons.

Science & Technology

AT&T joins Verizon, Facebook in selling customer data
RT - AT&T has announced that it will begin selling customers’ smart phone data to the highest bidder, putting the telecommunications giant in line with Verizon, Facebook and other competitors that quietly use a consumer's history for marketing purposes.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: State Demands $700,000 from Michigan Farm Family and the Destruction of 70 Farm Animals
Activist Post July 5, 2013 - Late last week, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) demanded the payment of $700,000 from a small farm family of ten and the destruction of 70 of their pigs at Baker’s Green Acres, operated by Mark and Jill Baker and their eight children.


37 Awesome Survival/Prepping Hacks
How To Survive It - Many people think that if they just have this one tool, or the right gun, or a super-secret hide out, they can survive anything. They are wrong.

Is It “Anti-Faith” To Prepare For The Coming Economic Collapse?
Economic Collapse - Does being a prepper show a lack of faith in God? Should good Christians reject prepping altogether?

Pet News

This "Routine" Neutering Advice May Boost Your Dog's Risk of Cancer and Joint Disease
Dr. Becker - A study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis provides more evidence that spaying and neutering – and the age at which the procedure is performed – may increase a dog’s risk for joint disease and cancer.... In Europe, animal health experts do not promote spay/neuter, and a large percentage of dogs remain intact in many European countries.

                  Happy 4th of July
"On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies' separation from Great Britain. The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion "all Men are created equal," is equally beloved by the American people.

Wednesday - July 3, 2013 - Today in History:
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.
1844 - Ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiated a commercial treaty with China that opened five Chinese ports to U.S. merchants and protected the rights of American citizens in China.
1863 - The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated.
1880 - "Science" began publication. Thomas Edison had provided the principle funding.
1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state to join the United States of America.
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 that followed.
1903 - The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.
1930 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration.
1940 - Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted on NBC radio.
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.
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.
1974 - The Threshold Test Ban Treaty was signed, prohibiting underground nuclear weapons tests with yields greater than 150 kilotons.
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.

World News

Mursi, Egypt army pledge lives in 'final hours' showdown
Reuters - The military chiefs, wanting to restore order in a country racked by protests over Mursi's Islamist policies, issued a call to battle in a statement headlined "The Final Hours". They said they were willing to shed blood against "terrorists and fools" after Mursi refused to give up his elected office. Mursi said, "The price ... is my life."

US Marines on alert over Egypt unrest
Press TV - About 500 crisis-response Marines who recently deployed to Italy and Spain are positioned to respond to the brewing chaos in Egypt. Pentagon spokesman George Little wouldn’t speak about Egypt or the U.S. Embassy in Cairo specifically, but said the military was postured for response in that region in particular.

US drone strikes more deadly to Afghan civilians than manned aircraft – adviser
The Guardian - A study conducted by a US military adviser has found that drone strikes in Afghanistan during a year of the protracted conflict caused 10 times more civilian casualties than strikes by manned fighter aircraft.

US-led airstrike kills 20, injured 9 in eastern Afghanistan
Press TV - A US-led airstrike has killed at least 20 people and injured nine others in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, the country's army says.... Washington claims that the airstrikes target militants, but reports on the ground show that civilians have been the main victims. The Afghan government has on numerous occasions warned Washington to stop attacks on innocent civilians.

Death toll from US assassination drone strike in Pakistan hits 17
Press TV - At least six others were also wounded in the Wednesday attack against a shopping center in Miran Shah in Pakistan’s North Waziristan. Reports say the US drones fired four missiles, targeting a house and a vehicle in the area.

China to join Russia for largest naval drills with foreign partner
The Guardian - China will join Russia later this week for its largest-ever naval drills with a foreign partner, underlining deepening ties between the former cold war rivals along with Beijing's desire for closer links with regional militaries.

Act of aggression’: Bolivia to file UN complaint over airspace blockade
RT - ‘An act of aggression and violation of international law’ is how Bolivia’s UN envoy described Austria’s decision to search the Bolivian presidential jet for NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The envoy has pledged to make an official complaint to the UN.

Banks accused of colluding to protect Euro credit derivatives revenue
UPI - Antitrust regulators in Europe charged 13 large banks Monday with colluding to prevent new competitors from entering the credit derivatives market.

Egypt's army to suspend constitution, parliament if no deal reached - sources
RT - Egypt's army would suspend the constitution and dissolve the parliament under a draft political road-map to be pursued if President Mohamed Morsi and the liberal opposition fail to agree by Wednesday, military sources told Reuters.

Snowden scraps Russia asylum bid over call to cease ‘anti-US activity’ – Kremlin
RT - “Snowden did ask to stay in Russia. However, when he found out Russia’s position on the matter and the associated conditions he decided not to stay in Russia,” said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. Snowden is still held up in a Moscow airport and has issued asylum bids to 15 countries, the spokesman added.
* Related Video: Fox News Report

Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow
Wikileaks - In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.

Snowden Fears Death
Kurt Nimmo - On the run whistleblower Edward Snowden fears he will face execution if his asylum requests are rejected and he is sent to the United States to face prosecution. “It is unlikely that I would receive a fair trial of proper treatment prior to trial, and face the possibility of life in prison or even death,” he told The Telegraph today.

Bolivian presidential plane forced to land in Austria over suspicions Snowden on board
RT - After departing from Russia the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to landing in Austria Wednesday morning over suspicions that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board, a claim Bolivian and Austrian officials refuted.

Nearly 40 Million 'Bee Holocaust' in Canada
Activist Post - The UK just witnessed their biggest bee loss yet, and it's been suggested that the U.S. lost 50% of its bee population in the last year - affecting both crops and prices. Now we see a massive loss with our neighbors up north in Canada....

U.S. News, Politics & Government


White House delays key health-reform provision to 2015
Reuters - The Obama administration said on Tuesday it would not require employers to provide health insurance for their workers until 2015, delaying a key provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law by a year, to beyond the next election.

VIDEO: Obama Birth Certificate Discovery: Barack Ineligible - David Knight speaks with Mike Zullo of Sheriff Joe’s Cold Case Posse regarding new findings and the media silence on the Obama Birth Certificate Issue.

Top 20 Obama scandals: The list
(NaturalNews) As a junior U.S. senator from Illinois, Barack Obama used his brief career to essentially snipe at President Bush and others in his administration over what he believed were a series of legal and constitutional abuses.

Cops shoot dog in front of six-year-old after raiding wrong home in search of man with expired vehicle registration
(NaturalNews) No site is more supportive of our law enforcement personnel than NaturalNews. Those of us here understand how difficult a job it is to be a police officer, especially in the more traditionally violent parts of the country - though cops are literally in danger every time they step out onto the streets.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: US government declares hacking an act of war, then hacks allies
Washington Examiner - In 2011, the Pentagon released its first formal cyber strategy, which called computer hacking from other nations an "act of war," according to the Wall Street Journal.... Now that EU offices have been hacked by the U.S. government as well, one must wonder if that was an "act of war" on the part of the United States.

US court vacancies highest under Obama: Report
Press TV - Vacancies at district courts are so high right now that they're "breaking with historical patterns" and burdening the judicial system like never before, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

90% of Americans disapprove of Congress says Poll
Press TV - A recent poll conducted by Gallup shows that only 10% of Americans have confidence in Congress as an institution. The figure, three percent lower compared to a similar poll last year, ranks the legislative body last on a list of 16 societal institutions for the fourth straight year.

Is Homeland Security Set to Arm TSA Agents?
Paul Joseph Watson - The Transportation Security Administration’s plan to hire the use of a firing range within a 20 mile radius of LaGuardia Airport in order to train TSA workers has prompted concerns that the federal agency is planning to arm its agents as part of a massive expansion.

VIDEO: Firearms Freedom Act to Secure Millions of Wisconsin Gun Owner’s Rights - The Wisconsin Tenth Amendment Center is reporting that Wisconsin Rep. Michael Schraa has introduced the Firearms Freedom Act to the Wisconsin legislature as LRB 2063, and below is his legislative announcement for the bill that coupled with the Second Amendment Preservation Act, is inspiring & firing up Pro Gun Rights Americans around the country.

Trayvon Supporters Threaten Riots, Looting if Zimmerman Acquitted
Paul Joseph Watson - Supporters of Trayvon Martin are threatening to stage riots and looting if George Zimmerman escapes a conviction, with scores of Twitter users taking to the social network to promise chaos and violence in major cities across the United States.

Fight Back, Vote them Out: 71 Senators Who Betrayed You by Not Labeling GMOs
Natural Society - Here is an alphabetical list of the entire senate paid off by Monsanto who betrayed you by voting 71 against 27 to kill a GMO labeling bill.


Jim Willie: Next Financial Crisis Will Be 10 Times Larger than Lehman! - Financial analyst Jim Willie says there is no way the Fed is going to stop printing money or even “taper” it. He charges, “Everything is dependent on Fed support. They know if they take it away, they’re going to create a black hole. The Treasury bond is the greatest asset bubble in history. It’s at least twice as large as the housing and mortgage bubble, maybe three or four times as large.”

Wall Street Banks Extract Enormous Fees From The Paychecks Of Millions Of American Workers
Economic Collapse - An increasing number of U.S. companies are paying their workers using payroll cards that are issued by large financial institutions. Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Walgreens and Taco Bell are just some of the well known employers that are doing this. Today, there are 4.6 million active payroll cards in the United States, and some of the largest banks in the country are issuing them.

Veteran News

Study shows veterans must navigate hundreds of forms, more than a dozen agencies for services
Fox News - A new study released ahead of the Fourth of July holiday sheds more light on the tangle of paperwork facing America's veterans -- showing they're up against as many as 613 forms across 18 agencies as they seek services.

Breast cancer rates skyrocket among women AND men in the armed forces, government still won't cover treatment
(NaturalNews) In a finding that has researchers vexed, researchers are discovering that both female and male members of the U.S. armed forces are experiencing a rise in breast cancer. What's even more perplexing to researchers is the fact that, historically, cancer rates among military members have been low compared to the remainder of the population, especially for lung, cervical and colorectal cancers, said Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Energy & Environment

California’s Hazardous Waste Polluting Other States - Over 542,000 tons of hazardous waste were shipped out of California in 2011 alone, and the numbers are growing. Some of the main pollutants that California ships to other states include...

Investigation of fatal Arizona fire begins - Federal fire investigators were arriving on the scene of the Yarnell Hill Fire on Tuesday to try to figure out how and why 19 firefighters died battling the still-uncontrolled central Arizona wildfire.

Shocking Plane Radiation On Flight From Chile To US - This is STAGGERINGLY bad news and shows, clearly and positively, that Fukushima Radiation is THICK in the atmosphere above even the Southern Hemisphere. It gets worse over North America and the U.S.

Felled Tree Causes Shutdown at Tenn. Nuclear Plant
ABC News - TVA is the nation's largest public utility. It provides power to about 9 million people in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
* Related Video: Cut tree falls on power lines, shuts down nuke plant


Information Fatigue Syndrome (IFS): What it is and how it affects you
(NaturalNews) Information Overload, or "Information Fatigue Syndrome (IFS)," occurs when we over-expose ourselves to media, technology and information. Our brains have trouble keeping up with everything that we are feeding them, and the distorted-spin EMF energy fields we're being exposed to don't help the case (generated by cell phones and wi-fi).

VIDEO: New Tick-Borne Illness Could Be Worse Than Lyme Disease
CBS News - A new disease spread by deer ticks has already infected 100,000 New Yorkers since the state first started keeping track.

Summer pests wrecking havoc on outdoor fun? Defend against the little scoundrels with these natural tips
(NaturalNews) With summer in full swing and open-air activities beckoning, don't sacrifice health and well-being for toxic insect repellents. Instead, whip up a painless recipe or two that keep disease-carrying pests at bay.

Black Beans and their Sprouts Show Anticancer Activity
Green Med Info - Researchers from Mexico's prestigious Monterrey Institute of Technology have determined that black bean sprouts are anticarcinogenic against breast cancer, liver cancer and colon cancer cells.

5 of the Best Exotic Tropical Fruits on the Planet (Photos)
Natural Society - Put some zing in your fruit choices with these exotic tropicals that defiantly qualify as super foods with their strange shapes, odd flesh, and powerful health-boosting properties. Here are 5 tropical fruits that will enliven your taste buds while boosting your immunity and keeping you healthy.

Long John Silver’s: 3700mg Sodium and 33g Trans-Fat In One Serving
Intel Hub - The Center For Science In the Public Interest (CSPI) recently announced that the fast food chain Long John Silver’s is the least healthy restaurant (if you want to call it that) in America. It’s widely pushed entre’ called the “Big Catch Meal” is likely one of the most artery clogging meals seen by modern man.

Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses Benefits: An Inexpensive Superfood
Natural Society - Unsulphured blackstrap molasses is among numerous superfoods receiving little recognition. Read on to learn about blackstrap molasses benefits.

Science & Technology

Internet firms to protest NSA programs
Press TV - A number of American Internet companies are preparing to protest against U.S. surveillance programs leaked last month by a former National Security Agency contractor. he online protest is set to be launched on the nation’s Independence Day.

VIDEO: Edible Vaccine Inventor Jokes About Culling Population With GMO Virus
Activist Post - During a discussion panel in Arizona State University’s Biotech department that took place on February 2, 2012, the inventor of genetically engineered edible vaccines joked about wiping out 25% of the population with a genetically engineered virus.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Unapproved genetically-modified rice trials in U.S. have contaminated the world's rice supply
(NaturalNews) A recent entry in the GM Contamination Register explains that between the years of 2006 and 2007, three different varieties of illegal GM rice, none of which have ever been approved for cultivation or consumption anywhere in the world, were identified in more than 30 countries worldwide.

USDA Wants Fewer Poultry Inspectors—But More Chemicals
Alliance for Natural Health - They talk of “modernizing” and “streamlining,” but what does this really mean? Action Alert! It appears to mean that filthy chickens will now be “sanitized” using twice as many dangerous chemicals.


5 Uncommon Skills That Will Be Useful After the SHTF
Activist Post - These are skills that do not take a lot of money to learn and yet they will be extremely valuable and in high demand if the SHTF. These are skills you may not have thought about, but important skills none-the less.

VIDEO: FEMA Pushes Prepping for Pets and Disabled
Activist Post - FEMA just released two new videos encouraging pet owners and the disabled to prepare for disasters. FEMA refers to them as "Preparing Makes Sense" instructional videos.

They Will Seize Your Food and Resources: “Hoarding of Just About Anything Can Be Banned”
Mac Slavo - The signing of the National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order grants the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Defense and other agencies complete control of all US resources, including the ability to seize, confiscate or re-delegate resources, materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense as delegated by the following agencies...

Tuesday - July 2, 2013 - Today in History:
1747 - Marshall Saxe led the French forces to victory over an Anglo-Dutch force under the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Lauffeld.
1776 - Richard 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 business.
1858 - Czar Alexander II freed the serfs working on imperial lands.
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 equator.
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 which made it illegal 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 Con Thien.
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.
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 1929.

World News

Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas: West was preparing attack on Syria before crisis started
Global Research - In an exclusive interview given to SANA’s correspondent in Paris, Dumas said that while he was in Britain before the crisis began in Syria, he was invited to a party where two people an Englishman and a Frenchman, asked him if he would like to participate in preparations for an attack on Syria to topple the government in it.

Syrian army takes control of al-Eyn
Press TV - The army said it took full control of the district on Monday and it has already mopped up pockets of foreign-backed militants in several neighborhoods of the strategic city, killing a large number of them.

Taliban say attacked US military convoy
Press TV - The militant group said three US soldiers were killed and several others wounded in the attack, which was carried out in Maiwand District during the early hours of Monday. There has been no word of confirmation by the US military.

People’s demands must be met: Egypt military chief
Press TV - The Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a Monday statement that if political forces fail to agree to the popular demands, the military will offer its own road map to end the crisis.

VIDEO: Ban on Iran media ‘hallmark of tyranny
Press TV - Frederick Peterson told Press TV on Monday that limiting “debate and intimidate dissent, and actions made to close off positions with which one may disagree internationally are also common hallmarks of tyranny.
” Related Article/Video: Ways you can still watch Press TV

Netanyahu refuses to halt settlements
Press TV - Israeli media say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected Palestinian preconditions for talks, which urge Tel Aviv to halt its illegal settlement activities and release Palestinian prisoners.

Putin: Snowden can stay in Russia if he stops damaging USA
President Vladimir Putin says NSA leaker Edward Snowden may stay in Russia, if he wants to, but only if he stops activities aimed against the United States. “There is one condition if he wants to remain here: he must stop his work aimed at damaging our American partners. As odd as it may sound from me,” Putin told a media conference in Moscow.

'Unbowed' Snowden makes Moscow statement, releases list of countries contacted for asylum
RT - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden released a statement Monday night from Moscow saying he is “impressed at the efforts taken by so many” to help him, with WikiLeaks hours later releasing a list of countries to be sent applications for asylum.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Missouri Legislature Bans UN Agenda 21
New American - With a veto-proof majority, the Missouri legislature approved a popular bill protecting private property and due process rights by banning a deeply controversial United Nations “sustainability” scheme known as UN Agenda 21. The legislation, SB 265, now heads to Democrat Governor Jay Nixon, who has not yet taken a public position on the issue.

VIDEO: Michael Savage Covers Russian Forces on US Soil - FEMA signs deal with Russian Emergency Situations Ministry to “exchange experts”

Police set up fake checkpoint, pull drivers over turning around
RT - The Mayfield Heights, Ohio Police Department is under fire after the city recently decided to establish a “drug checkpoint” on Interstate 271. Randomly stopping cars and combing them for contraband is illegal, though, so law enforcement has been using the next best thing: fake checkpoints.

JFK Airport security supervisor axed over accidental sexting
NY Post - A JFK Airport security supervisor has been fired for mistakenly sending out a mass e-mail blast — of his genitals — to nearly two dozen shocked underlings, supervisors and Port Authority executives.

Teenager in jail since March for sarcastic Internet comment faces 8 years in prison
RT - Justin Carter was only 18 years old when he and a friend got into an online spat over Facebook back in February with another person. They were arguing about the computer game “League of Legends,” his dad told a local ABC affiliate, but one snarky remark made by the teen was apparently enough to raise suspicion in one woman who was watching the conversation unfold all the way up in Canada.

Man Tried for Chalk Drawings Found Not Guilty
NBC News - The man accused of vandalism for drawing with chalk outside banks has been found not guilty on all charges. A jury returned its verdict in the case against Jeff Olson Monday.

McCain: Russia Wants New Cold War Over Snowden
Kurt Nimmo - Republicans and Democrats are outraged that Russia has not immediately turned Edward Snowden over to the United States to face charges of espionage and treason. “I think we pushed the reset back down to about 1955. And so we have to deal realistically with an autocratic ruler of Russia who continues to repress people,” McCain told Fox News on Sunday.

If a Petition Can Force Morsi From Office, Why Can’t the Same Remove Obama?
Kurt Nimmo - Egypt’s Tamarod Campaign is an unprecedented petition drive calling for the impeachment of Mohamed Morsi. Tamarod claims to have more than 15 million signatures. That’s 2 million more than voted for Morsi in last year’s presidential elections.

Cronyism: Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband will make millions from sale of 60 USPS buildings
The D.C. Clothesline - It’s about 76-year-old millionaire Richard Blum, husband of 79-year-old millionaire Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif), who’s set to make millions of dollars in commission from the sale of 60 United States Postal Service buildings — buildings that were constructed with taxpayer dollars.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Major Change Coming To The Security Lines At Denver International Airport
CBS News - The change was tested Friday morning and travelers seemed to be on board. They involved TSA-trained dogs.... TSA confirms it is using canines to pre-screen passengers and if they pass they may be able to go through an expedited security line.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: CNN Broadcasts Zimmerman Social Security Number + other personal info
Breitbart - On Monday, CNN showed George Zimmerman’s Social Security number and other personal information live over the air, including address, date of birth, and phone number. That immediately launched a round of tweets by Zimmerman haters celebrating knowledge of that information.

YouTube: Truth and Justice meeting TPH promoted
Abolish IRS Sponsored by Activists for Truth & Liberty Hosted by Constitutional Defenders

VIDEO: Americans Don’t Know About American Revolution - Author and activist Mark Dice has a new video out in which his interviewees don’t know what country we declared independence from or even when we signed the Declaration of Independence. At one point, Dice even gave the answer while phrasing his question and still received the wrong answer.


The Federal Reserve Is Paying Banks NOT To Lend 1.8 Trillion Dollars To The American People
Activist Post - We were always told that the goal of quantitative easing was to “help the economy”, but the truth is that the vast majority of the money that the Fed has created through quantitative easing has not even gotten into the system. Instead, most of it is sitting at the Fed slowly earning interest for the bankers.

10 things Social Security won’t tell you
Market Watch - The truth about the agency’s bottom line

Student Loan Rates Double Without Congress’ Action - Subsidized Stafford loan interest rates went to 6.8 percent on Monday because Congress didn’t strike a deal to keep them low. That translates to an extra $2,600 per student in costs. It affects roughly a quarter of all federal borrowers.

California Gas Tax Hike Goes Into Effect; Now Highest In Nation
CBS News - Starting this week California drivers are spending more to fill up at the pump. A 3.5-cents-per-gallon tax hike went into effect Monday. The increase was approved by the state Board of Equalization in February, in order to make up for tax revenue shortfalls in past years. The tax hike gives the Golden State the highest gas tax in the nation, at 71.9 cents per gallon.

Energy & Environment

YouTube: Fox News Reporting on Chem-Trails
Fox News reporting on Chem-trailing, this is the second TV report to date, check out my earlier report.


Epigenetics Study Finds That, Even at ‘Safe’ Levels, Estrogen & Arsenic Double Prostate Cancer Risk - A research team from the Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech identified that estrogen and arsenic in combination (even at low serum concentration) can increase the risk of developing prostate cancer almost twice as much. The results of this discovery have been published in the scientific journal The Prostate.

Ginger: A Prostate Cancer Treatment from the Kitchen Spice Rack
Natural Society - Research shows that a food as simple as ginger could be the answer to preventing and even treating prostate cancer without any toxic side-effects.

Apples Shown to Boost Muscular Strength, Combat Excess Fat
Natural Society - Research suggests that a powerful compound in the peels of apples could not only help you build stronger muscles, but combat excess body fat at the same time.

How consistent hospital error is having a deadly effect on the healthcare system
(NaturalNews) A recent survey of hospitals found that infections, surgical errors and other medical harm contribute to the deaths of about 180,000 patients a year.

Cows infected with TB sold for burgers and pies by the Government - Cows slaughtered after testing positive for tuberculosis have been sold for human consumption in schools, hospitals and the Armed Forces by the Government.

Corporations Replace BPA with More DNA-Damaging Bisphenols
Green Med Info - Consumer beware. New research published in the journal Chemosphere confirms that the hormone-disrupting chemical known as bisphenol A (BPA) is not the only bisphenol with DNA-damaging effects. In fact, the new cell study found that "...bisphenol AP, bisphenol M, or bisphenol P exerted genotoxic potentials that are greater than that of BPA."

Increased Levels of Vitamin B6 Linked To DNA Protection
Prevent Disease - Increased intake of vitamin B6 has been linked to reductions is cancer risk and artery disease risk, but new research from Japan suggests it is also associated with DNA protection.

Science & Technology

Wondering What Harmless 'Metadata' Like the NSA Compiles Can Actually Reveal? German Politician Shows You
The Blaze - Malte Spitz, a member of Germany’s Green party, sued the telecommunication company Deutsche Telekom to give up 35,830 records of his data from 2009 into 2010. Zeit Online then compiled these six months of Spitz’s life on a map showing how many incoming and outgoing calls and text messages were had and how long he used the Internet.

Government is also spying on your prescription drug use
(NaturalNews) State legislatures across the United States are joining in on implementing databases called Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, which are designed to stop prescription drug abuse and keep people from buying prescription drugs from street dealers.... These programs are being implemented across the U.S., costing states up to $1.5 million to start up and up to $1 million a year to maintain.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Herbicide Contamination Creates Toxic Compost
Mother Earth News - Contributing editor Barbara Pleasant recently gave this speech on “killer compost” at the Rachel Carson Council Open House. This is a crucially important issue facing gardeners.

How to Attract Bees and Other Native Pollinators With a Foraging Habitat
Mother Earth News - By designing a foraging habitat with a diverse array of the right plants, planted in the right places, you can support and attract bees and other native pollinators.


VIDEO: Annie's Song - The earth we all share is beautiful. It provides our food, the air we breathe and vast wonders to behold. It gives so much to each of us and requires only kindness in return. We hope you will be inspired as you take a visual tour of the earth while gliding on the melody of John Denver’s classic “Annie’s Song.” Our beautiful world… Pass It On.

Monday - July 1, 2013 - Today in History:
1798 - Napoleon Bonaparte took Alexandria, Egypt.
1847 - The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.
1862 - The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
1863 - During the U.S. Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg began.
1867 - Canada became an independent dominion.
1876 - Montenegro declared war on the Turks.
1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.
1905 - The USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of Agriculture. The agency was given the mission to sustain healthy, diverse, and productive forests and grasslands for present and future generations.
1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically withholding federal income tax from paychecks.
1945 - New York established the New York State Commission Against Discrimination to prevent discrimination in employment because of race, creed or natural origin. It was the first such agency in the U.S.
1946 - U.S. President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 that incorporated the Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. The Civil Air Patrol was created on December 1, 1941.
1946 - The U.S. exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1950 - American ground troops arrived in South Korea to stem the tide of the advancing North Korean army.
1960 - Somalia gained its independence from Britain through the unification of Somaliland with Italian Somalia.
1961 - British troops landed in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.
1961 - The first community air-raid shelter was built. The shelter in Boise, ID had a capacity of 1,000 people and family memberships sold for $100.
1963 - The U.S. postmaster introduced the five-digit ZIP (Zoning Improvement Plan) code.
1966 - The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.
1968 - The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was signed by 60 countries. It limited the spreading of nuclear material for military purposes. On May 11, 1995, the treaty was extended indefinitely.
1979 - Susan B. Anthony was commemorated on a U.S. coin, the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for 2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1989 - The Montreal Protocol, an international treaty, went into effect. It limited the production of ozone-destroying chemicals.
1991 - The Warsaw Pact dissolved.
1994 - Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Liberation Organization visited the Gaza Strip.
1997 - The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain to China. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.
2003 - In Hong Kong, thousands of protesters marched to show their opposition to anti-subversion legislation.

World News

France and Germany demand explanation for US 'Cold War' spying leaks
RT - France and Germany have demanded the US account for leaked reports of massive-scale US spying on the EU. French President Francois Hollande called for an end to surveillance while Germany said such “Cold War-style behavior” was “unacceptable.”

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Obama Pledges Billions to Boost Africa's Infrastructure
Activist Post - Obama's 100 million dollar trip to Africa is controversial enough, as the U.S. taxpayer has been further burdened during worsening economic conditions at home. To add insult to injury, Obama has pledged a minimum of $7 billion dollars to boost access to electricity across parts of Africa.

Catholic Priest Beheaded in Syria by Al-Qaeda-Linked Rebels as Men and Children Take Pictures and Cheer
The Blaze - Syrian Catholic priest Francois Murad killed last weekend by jihadi fighters was beheaded, according to a report by Catholic Online which is linking to video purportedly showing the brutal murder.

European Patent Office grants Monsanto patent on natural broccoli seeds, florets
(NaturalNews) According to a recent announcement put forth by the human rights advocacy group No Patents on Seeds!, the European Patent Office (EPO) is now granting biotechnology companies patents on all-natural crops such as broccoli, which was recently handed over as private property to Monsanto.

VIDEO: 7 & dead, scores injured as millions take to the streets in Egypt to demand Morsi resignation
RT - Huge crowds have gathered across Egypt to demand the resignation of President Mohammed Morsi on the first anniversary of his inauguration. But Morsi loyalists are staging counter-demonstrations, saying they will defend the leader with all means available.
* Related: ‘Biggest protest in Egypt’s history’: Live Updates

Obama go home, 100s of S Africans say
Press TV - On Saturday, the police fired tear gas and stun grenades at the demonstrators gathered outside of the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg, where US President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting with students.

Terrorism caused $15bn in losses: Syria
Press TV - A Syrian minister says over two years of foreign-sponsored terrorism in the country has damaged about 9,000 state buildings and cost $15 billion in losses to the public sector.

Ecuador's Correa: Solution for Edward Snowden's destination 'in hands of Russia'
RT - Ecuador President Rafael Correa says Russia will decide the destination of former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, currently believed to be holed up at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. seeking safe passage to Ecuador after leaving Hong Kong.

EU demands ‘full clarification’ over NSA spying on European diplomats, warns of severe impact on relations
RT - The president of the European parliament has demanded an explanation from US authorities over the latest revelation that EU diplomatic missions in Washington, New York and Brussels were under electronic surveillance from the NSA.

UK government bans GMOs from its own Parliament restaurants while telling public to embrace genetic poisons
(NaturalNews) Since the mid-to-late 1990s when genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) were first being thrust onto the market by governments working in lockstep with the biotechnology industry, the U.K. Parliament has effectively barred their use in all food items served to government officials at Parliament restaurants, according to new reports.

Neonicotinoids Destroy 600 Hives, 37 Million Bees in Canada
Natural Society - According to The Ontario Post, one local Elmwood beekeeper lost 600 hives, a total of 37 million bees following nearby corn planting. He and others believe the culprit may be a class of insecticides, neonicotinoids, made by Bayer CropScience Inc. A smaller operation in nearby Hanover was similarly wiped out this spring when neighboring farmers began planting corn.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Russian Forces to Provide “Security” At US Events
Paul Joseph Watson - As part of a deal signed last week in Washington DC between the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and FEMA, Russian officials will provide “security at mass events” in the United States, a scenario that won’t sit well with Americans wary of foreign assets operating on US soil.

Silent Weapons for a Quiet War - This document is the doctrine adopted by the Policy Committee of the Bilderburg Group during its first known meeting in 1954. A copy found in 1969 was in the possession of Navel Intelligence.

Immigration reform hiding a plan requiring biometric national ID card for all US workers
(NaturalNews) A little known provision embedded in the bill is set to require all American workers to possess a biometric ID card. According to the New York Times, driver's licenses, photographs, and biometric information of most Americans "would be accessible through an expanded Department of Homeland Security nationwide computer network."

U.S. on alert for possible fireworks bombs - ABC News said the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI sent out a nationwide notice to law enforcement agencies reminding officers and agents a lot of fireworks are sold in July, and some could end up in the wrong hands.

Bloomberg Cites Failed Terrorist Threat In Attempt To Ban Sparklers
Dean Garrison - I find myself embarrassed for the people of New York City as I report this. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto legislation that would legalize the sale of sparklers outside of New York City. Please understand that fireworks are already banned within the five boroughs under his jurisdiction. He is trying to make law for the rest of the state.

Federal chemical safety law attempts to block states from passing their own chemical regulations that protect families
(NaturalNews) The Center for Environmental Health (CEH), an environmental and human rights advocacy group, recently sounded the alarm about the flaws of CSIA, urging that changes be made now to protect states' rights with regards to chemical safety regulations.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Restore The Fourth: Group Organizes Nationwide Anti-NSA Spying Protests On July 4
Liberty Crier - Protesters in over 100 cities across America will gather to demand that the government of the United States of America adhere to its constitutionally dictated limits and respect the Fourth Amendment. provides a detailed list of protest locations.

VIDEO: Lew Rockwell Podcast: Against Neocon Slavery | Ron Paul
Liberty Crier - Ron Paul talks to Lew Rockwell about the real enemies of freedom.

Colorado Gun-Control Laws Go In Effect Monday; Critics Fume
Denver Post - New Colorado gun-control laws inspired feverish debate among politicians, law enforcement and residents during the last legislative session, resulting in a lawsuit against the governor, threats of violence and efforts to recall lawmakers.
* Related Article: Colorado Company To Give Away Ammunition Magazines...

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Shock Video Shows Police Forcibly Drawing Blood
Paul Joseph Watson - Shock video out of Georgia shows police strapping down citizens accused of drunk driving before using a needle forcibly draw blood as the victim screams, “what country is this?”... Even those who show no resistance whatsoever are forcibly restrained and have their heads pressed down by an officer using his elbow.


36 Hard Questions About The U.S. Economy That The Mainstream Media Should Be Asking
Economic Collapse - We are rapidly speeding toward an economic cataclysm, and yet the government and most of the media make it sound like happy days are here again. The American people deserve better than this. The American people deserve the truth. The following are 36 hard questions about the U.S. economy that the mainstream media should be asking...

13 mindblowing facts about US tax-dodging corporations
Huffington post - A judicious writer avoids adjectives like “mindblowing,” especially when covering political or economic issues. But no other word seems to describe the stunning reality of corporate taxation in modern America, which cries out for the italics-heavy, exclamation-point-driven format made famous by Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Multiple Government Agencies Are Keeping Records Of Your Credit Card Transactions
Economic Collapse - Were you under the impression that your credit card transactions are private? If so, I am sorry to burst your bubble. As you will see below, there are actually multiple government agencies that are gathering and storing records of your credit card transactions. And in turn, those government agencies share that information with other government agencies that want it.

Energy & Environment

Arizona inferno: 19 firefighters killed, town evacuated, 250 homes feared destroyed (Photos)
RT - At least 19 firefighters have died battling fire in Yarnell Hill in Arizona after the blaze ravaged the town forcing people to evacuate, local officials say.... State forestry is predicting fire will continue to grow quickly today, as erratic winds and heat fuel the blaze, AZ Central reported, nothing that the area has not had a fire in 40 years.


Liver Cleanse Diet: 11 Ways to Support the Body’s Fat and Toxin Processing Wonder
Natural Society - The liver is essential for so many things, but most importantly, it is one of the most vital internal organ to support weight loss and help us to detox from the millions of poisons in our air, water, and soil. It is essential to include detoxifying foods every single day to naturally have a liver cleanse diet.

Protection against West Nile Virus and spraying residues
(NaturalNews) There are some simple solutions for protecting yourself from the West Nile Virus contracted from mosquito bites. Keep a little jar of Calcium Bentonite Clay mud on hand at all times and apply topically as soon as bitten. The clay will draw out the venom and virus. Keep reapplying until the redness and itching is gone.

McDonald's Transparency Campaign Revealed 17 Ingredients in Their French Fries
Prevent Disease - The transparency campaign initiated by McDonald's last year was intended at marketing a more health conscious image of McDonald's Corp.–and at using social media more effectively, but instead of talking about their love for the brand, the hashtag became a forum for people to talk about how disgusting they believe the food is.

Hospitals, cancer centers now getting women drunk at 'mammogram parties' to lure them into having their breasts irradiated
(NaturalNews) A number of hospitals and cancer centers across the country are reportedly now holding community-driven "mammogram parties," a deceptive cancer marketing scheme that basically entails deliberately getting women tipsy or drunk on alcohol with their friends and neighbors in order to entice them into getting medically molested via mammograms.

Cardiovascular disease - how to beat it by reversing 'inflammatory living'
(NaturalNews) A recent study presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology looked at participants in the Framingham Heart Study and found a significant (more than double) association with symptomatic hand osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) and coronary heart disease.

Oregon passes unconstitutional bill that infringes natural right of parents to opt out of vaccination 'requirements'
(NaturalNews) Oregon parents who choose to protect their children from the horrors of vaccines will now have to jump through a slew of unconstitutional government hoops, including subjecting themselves to state-coerced reeducation training and state-endorsed medical propaganda.

HIV vaccine infects 41 volunteers, vaccine trials canceled
(NaturalNews) Yet another "experimental" vaccine for HIV has proven to be even more dangerous than the virus itself. At least 40 men participating in a taxpayer-funded government study entitled "HVTN 505 clinical trial," which began in 2009, were recently found to have contracted HIV from the vaccine itself, prompting an immediate end to the deadly trial.

Ditch the Toxic Sunscreen; Use Coconut Oil Instead
Natural Society - That’s right, the same extra virgin coconut oil found in your kitchen pantry will do the trick to protect your skin – minus the toxicity from health-compromising ingredients. Coconut oil has been used as an effective sunscreen for thousands of years by indigenous, pacific islanders.

Green Tea Compounds Effective Against Tumors and Genetic Diseases
Green Med Info - Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discovered that two compounds found in green tea show great promise in the treatment of two types of tumors and a deadly congenital disease.

Shiitake Mushrooms – One of the Healthiest Fungi in the World
Natural Society - Shiitake mushrooms are an excellent source of some important vitamins and minerals. For starters, they have three B vitamins, B2, B5 and B6, and six important trace minerals: phosphorous, selenium, copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. Selenium is a known cancer-fighting mineral. The mushrooms also contain vitamin D and protein as well as dietary fiber. Finally, they are a great non-meat source of iron, the blood-fortifying element.

ADHD a ‘Fictitious Disease’ Says the Creator of the Ailment
American Psychiatric Association estimates that 3%-7% of school-aged children have ADHD, while parents report that about 9.5% of children between 9- and 7 years old suffer from the condition? Although these statistics are alarming, they aren’t as shocking as the fact that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a completely made-up ailment, according to the “father” of ADHD, Leon Eisenberg, who made the shocking admission in the last interview before his death.

Have you been duped? Ever purchased Newman’s Own Organics or Organic Bistro Products?
Cornucopia - We are investigating claims that certain companies are getting away with using the word ‘organic’ in their company name, listed prominently on food packages, even if the product they’re selling isn’t certified organic and does not legally qualify as organic.

Science & Technology

Greenwald on ‘coming’ leak: NSA can obtain one billion cell phone calls a day, store them and listen
RT - The NSA has a “brand new” technology that enables one billion cell phone calls a day to be redirected into its data hoards and stored, according to the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who said that a new leak of Snowden's documents was ‘coming soon.’

Washington Post releases four new slides from NSA's Prism presentation
The Guardian - The new slides underline the scale of the Prism operation, recording that on 5 April there were 117,675 active surveillance targets in the programme's database. They also explain Prism's ability to gather real-time information on live voice, text, email or internet chat services, as well as to analyse stored data.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Researchers Develop X-Ray Vision with Wi-Fi
CNET - The Wi-Vi system by Dina Katabi and Fadel Adib sends out a low-power Wi-Fi signal and tracks its reflections to sense people moving around, even if they’re in closed rooms or behind walls.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: USDA Was Storing Monsanto’s Unapproved GM Wheat in Seed Vault
Activist Post - According a recent article in the Denver Post, the unapproved strain of genetically modified (GM) wheat that tainted fields in Oregon and prompted a lawsuit from farmers was, in fact, being stored in a government seed bank in Fort Collins, Colorado.... This facility began storing Monsanto’s GM wheat strains starting in 2004, but it claims to have destroyed them as of January of 2012. Did this USDA facility play a role in the escape of unapproved GM wheat?

USDA approves horse slaughterhouse to produce meat for human consumption
(NaturalNews) While horse meat can't legally be sold in the USA for human consumption, it can be used in pet food. It may also turn up in the U.S. food supply despite its legal status because it can be sold to Mexico for human consumption, then re-labeled and shipped back into the USA for use as a low-cost meat filler.

VIDEO: Lawsuit Opens Up New Legal Front Against Swine Invasive Species Order - Recently a fifth lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan challenging the swine ISO on grounds that an 1842 Treaty between the Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Tribe and the United States of America controls over any Michigan laws.


Getting Started: Prepping For a Two-Week Power Outage
Activist Post - A great starting point for someone who is just getting started on a preparedness journey is prepping specifically for a two-week power outage. If you can comfortably survive for two weeks without electricity, you will be in a far better position than most of the people in North America.

Pet News

Keep your dog cool in summer with 10 DIY home remedies to prevent overheating
(NaturalNews) Keep your dog cool as summer sizzles its way back into season. Summer signals the time when dogs are ready for hiking, fetching, and other outdoor play. Hot summer days can be deadly to our pets unless we protect them from overheating from heat stroke.

Seatbelts for pets have a 100 percent failure rate in crash tests
(NaturalNews)A first-of-its-kind crash test for dog harnesses widely used by pet owners showed that none offer adequate protection, with not a single harness passing the test. The non-profit Center for Pet Safety (CPS) said during its harness tests, crash-test dog dummies turned into projectiles and were even decapitated. Related article/video.

YouTube: Glenn Miller Routine - Hooked on Swing
U.K. dog trainer Mary Ray takes her Border Collies through an amazing musical demonstration at the Freestyle International Competition. Make sure to watch this one all the way through…



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