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JULY 2014

Thursday - July 31, 2014 - Today in History:
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."
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.
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.
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 U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a 26,000-strong peacekeeping force for Sudan's Darfur region.
2011 - President Obama and congressional leaders announced a historic agreement on emergency legislation to avert the nation's 1st ever financial default.

World News

Gaza in Perspective: Hamas does the bidding of the Israeli state
Kurt Nimmo - Earlier this week the comedian Joan Rivers defended the Israeli invasion of Gaza. During the TMZ interview Rivers said the death rate in Gaza is to be expected and is legitimate because the Palestinians initiated the violence. [Video contains profanity]

HSBC terminates Gaza-linked Islamic charity’s bank account and others
RT - HSBC has written to an array of UK Islamic charitable organizations to inform them their accounts with the bank will be terminated. One such organization has carried out relief work in crisis-stricken Gaza for over a decade.

US to sell largest ever Hellfire missile cache to Iraq
The United States is preparing to sell the Iraqi government 5,000 Hellfire missiles through a proposed $700 million deal intended to equip Baghdad with additional power as militants from the Islamic State continue to wage a campaign across the region.

How sanctions will affect the West’s $35bn invested in Russian oil
RT - The US and EU have banned the export to Russia of hi-tech oil equipment needed in Arctic, deep sea, and shale extraction projects. This will leave Western companies, which have an estimated $35 billion invested in Russian oil, in a bind.

Russia fears Kiev trying to destroy implicating MH17 evidence
RT - Kiev authorities may be seeking to “destroy evidence” which implicates their role in the crash of the Malaysian jet, Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said, expressing concerns over the ongoing military operation in E. Ukraine in breach of UN resolution.

Dutch, Australian experts reach MH17 crash site for 1st time
RT - Dutch and Australian forensic teams have reached the Malaysian Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine for the first time, accompanied by OSCE monitors, after almost a week of trying to access the scene.

US military official: Washington gives Israel munitions stockpile for Gaza offensive
Press TV - A US military official said on Thursday that the stockpile, which consists of missiles, armored vehicles and artillery ammunition, was given last week. The emergency arms depot is located at a classified site inside Israel.

IDF accuses Palestinians of firing from vicinity of UNRWA school, says probing deaths - Palestinian health officials in the Gaza Strip reported early Wednesday that 20 people were killed when an UNRWA school in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip was shelled by the IDF.

Gaza hospitals face enormous crisis says Expert
Press TV - Gaza’s hospitals have reported that they are running short on critical supplies needed to attend to the rising number of patients and casualties worsened by the escalating Israeli attacks.

Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement
RT - Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded.

Russia: US claims on nuclear missiles treaty unfounded, we have questions too
RT - Moscow has slammed Washington’s allegations that Russia breached the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, calling the claims unsubstantiated. It added Russia also has complaints about the US’s fulfillment of their obligations under the treaty.

Shock and terror: Islamic State boasts mass executions in Iraq (GRAPHIC)
RT - As part of their psychological war to create a medieval-style caliphate, the Islamic State has released a new shocking video showing scenes of mass executions, warning Iraqi soldiers and others who dare to resist that they will be rounded up and killed.

One million barrels of Iraqi oil ‘stranded’ off coast of Texas
RT - A ship containing roughly one million barrels of crude oil from Iraq’s Kurdistan region is in a state of limbo off the coast of the United States, as its entry is prohibited due to a lawsuit filed by Iraq’s central government.

EU on high alert as Germany agrees to accept Ebola patients
RT - A German hospital has agreed to treat Ebola patients amid widespread fears of a possible outbreak of the deadly disease in Europe. Over 670 people have already been killed by the disease in West Africa with doctors struggling to control the epidemic.

With Possible 'Major Public Health Impact,' First Malaria Vaccine Advances
Common Dreams - Research publication on effectiveness of new vaccine follows announcement by pharmaceutical corporation GlaxoSmithKline that it is applying for first ever approval of anti-malaria vaccine on EU markets.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

House approves lawsuit against Obama over abuse of executive power
Fox News - The House backed the lawsuit resolution on a vote of 225-201, with all Democrats opposed.... The lawsuit will focus on how Obama has carried out his health care overhaul.... Republicans say there are other examples of Obama exceeding his powers. These include failing to notify Congress in advance when he traded five Taliban members held at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the captive Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, and unilaterally preventing the deportation of some children who illegally immigrated to the U.S.

This Is What Is Going To Happen If Ebola Comes To America
Economic Collapse - If the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history reaches the United States, federal law permits "the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease". These individuals can be "detained for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary".

Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
(NaturalNews) One fascinating development worth investigating further is that TEKMIRA Pharmaceuticals, a company working on an anti-Ebola drug, just received a $1.5 million cash infusion from none other than Monsanto.

House GOP Leadership Bill Softer on Illegals than Cruz-Blackburn Border Crisis Legislation
Breitbart - The language of the legislation that House GOP leadership will offer a vote on to win over conservatives on a border crisis bill contains significant differences from language Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a couple weeks ago.

Border Crisis Poll: Public Turns Against Obama, Democrats & Media
Breitbart - A new AP-GfK polls is all around bad news for President Obama, Democrats, and a mainstream media determined to push his amnesty agenda.

Illegal Alien Crime Victims Invite Boehner to Border, Plead for Enforcement
Breitbart - Several family members of victims of horrific crimes committed by illegal aliens have invited House Speaker John Boehner to visit the U.S. Border with Mexico with them in a fiery letter provided exclusively to Breitbart

Obama Approves Secret Nuclear Weapons Deal With UK
Common Dreams - President Barack Obama has quietly agreed to a secret ten-year deal with the United Kingdom to collaborate on nuclear weapons technology and materials—sparking concern among advocates of nuclear disarmament, who say the countries should be cooperating to dismantle—not develop—their arsenals.

Judge Puts IRS in Uncomfortable Position – Aug. 10 Deadline Looms - Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan has ordered the IRS they must have an explanation how the IRS manged to lose sensitive emails which were sent by Lois Lerner from mid-2009 to mid-2011. The IRS must testify, under-oath, by the 10th of August explaining how the emails associated with the targeting of conservative groups managed to disappear into thin air.

Witness: More Oklahoma Bombing Videos May Exist
ABC News - A police officer who was at the scene of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing says he saw surveillance cameras at the federal building that may have recorded the attack. Former Oklahoma City police officer Don Browning testified Wednesday he saw FBI agents taking cameras off the federal building.

Economy & Business

Obamacare: The Bait-And-Switch Double Whammy
Forbes - The IRS this week released the tax forms to be used for 2014, proving demonstrably that the individual mandate penalty is a tax. How do we know? It appears on line 61 of the new 1040 form.

21 Ways To End The Phrase ‘Americans Are So Broke…’
Economic Collapse - Did you know that 77 million Americans have unpaid debts that are "in collections" and that Congress is actually thinking about letting post offices offer payday loans? We live in a country where almost everyone is drowning in debt and where most people are either flat broke or very close to flat broke.

Energy & Environment

Neonicotinoids to be banned in American Northwest and Hawaii in effort to save pollinators
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to end their use of neonicotinoids, an insecticide resembling nicotine that kills a variety of pests and has been proven deadly to the environment.

Songbirds Dying From DDT in Michigan Yards
Common Dreams - Superfund site blamed ... The results, revealed last week: The neighborhood’s songbirds are being poisoned by DDT, a pesticide that was banned in the United States more than 40 years ago.... While there is a long-term health study for residents who had been exposed to PBBs, no one is monitoring their exposure to DDT or looking for possible human health effects.

Proposed EPA Clean Power Plan Promise Devastating Losses, Negligible Benefits - Along with being a massive overreach of authority, the new rules stand to destroy jobs and sharply drive up electricity prices, all while putting a negligible dent in our country’s overall carbon emissions.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Small town business owner spent 7 years building up organic meat company, only to be shut down by village board
(NaturalNews) Iowa-based Black Earth Meats (a USDA-certified organic meat company) was recently shut down by an impatient and uncompromising village board. Just as the company was about to expand, the Black Earth Village Board members threatened litigation and shut them down. Black Earth Meats was doing everything right.


The Big Blackout: Why I’m Going Low-Tech to Prep for an EMP
The Daily Sheeple - When things change dramatically, perhaps we should accept the change and adapt to it, instead of trying to maintain the illusion that everything is the same.

Survival Food – 10 You Should Be Growing Yourself
The Daily Sheeple - You can save a LOT of money, and get nutritionally superior food for getting your family, or community through tough times, by growing it yourself. You just need to make sure you pick the right crops that can actually get you through tough times. Here’s an infographic we thought would help you in picking the best survival food for growing during long-term disaster scenarios.


Warning: MSG could be hiding in many of your family's food choices
(NaturalNews) Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a food additive often used to enhance the flavor of foods, in particular processed ones. Hundreds of millions of pounds of MSG are added to foods worldwide every year. You probably already know about the harmful health effects of MSG and are trying to avoid it. But did you know that it could actually be hiding in your food under other names?

Ditch toxic commercial air fresheners and try these natural methods for air purification
(NaturalNews) Sure, many aisles in stores smell wonderful, as swirls of cinnamon, vanilla and fresh linen scents waft through the air. However, these pleasantries, which are often designed to reduce unappealing household odors, are not only merely masking the offensive smells but are wreaking havoc on health.

Tree nuts good for blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes
Natural Blaze - Eating tree nuts appears to help lower and stabilize blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes compared to those on a control diet, a new study has found.

Studies: Delicious Smells and Tastes Are Directly Linked to a Strong Immune System
Alliance for Natural Health - The area of the brain that processes smell and taste signals forms a direct neurological pathway to the immune system. In other words, pleasant tastes and smells strengthen your immune system. Delicious food is healing food, quite literally. Unfortunately, many drugs can dull our smell and taste sense perception.

Revolutionary new blood test 'could detect ALL types of cancer'
Daily Mail - Early results have shown the simple test can diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from the blood of patients with melanoma, colon cancer and lung cancer with a high degree of accuracy.

Wednesday - July 30, 2014 - Today in History:

1729 - The city of Baltimore was founded in Maryland.
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.
1974 - The U.S. House of Rep. Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Nixon for blocking the Watergate investigation and for abuse of power.
2002 - Expelled from Congress a week earlier, James A. Traficant Jr. was sentenced to eight years behind bars for corruption.
2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolled off an assembly line.
2008 - Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was extradited to The Hague to face genocide charges after nearly 13 years on the run.

World News

Israel shells another UN school in Gaza, kills 20
Press TV - Scores of people also suffered injuries in the deadly attack on the UN-run school, which was used as a shelter by Palestinian families against the Israeli offensive.

"Shocked" White House Slams "Fabrication" After Israel TV Leaks Damning Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call
Zero Hedge - While the US continues to escalate the conflict with Russia in a tit-for-tat recreation of the Cold War, things for US foreign policy just keep going from bad to worse, with the latest insult coming from none other than close US ally, Israel.

A Look Inside The World's Largest Naval Exercise
Zero Hedge - The US Navy, perhaps ironically, begins their introduction to RIMPAC by saying "The future is maritime partnerships." Of course, there is the ubiquitous hashtag (#PartnershipsMatter) and statement of fellowship, "The world’s navies must be able to come together quickly to work on common interests and things that are important worldwide."

Helsinki Airport Tracks You to Sell More, Reduce Jams
Bloomberg - Helsinki’s airport will be the first in the world to track passengers to within feet. The plan is being hailed as a technological breakthrough -- and is drawing scrutiny from privacy advocates.

Smallpox: A Deadly Shell Game
New Eastern Outlook - The recent announcement by the WHO that it was postponing a decision on destroying the remaining smallpox depositories—one allegedly in Russia at VECTOR and the other in the United States at the CDC—may not have been prompted by what the press has termed a difference of opinion between research groups. In fact, the WHO may have no idea how many labs actually possess the deadly variola virus.

EU and US impose new round of sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
RT - Both the European Union and the United States announced a new round of sanctions against Moscow on Tuesday, accusing the Kremlin of supporting anti-Kiev militias in eastern Ukraine and threatening to cripple the Russian economy.

Kiev forces fire ballistic missiles into E. Ukraine says CNN media
RT - In the past two days Kiev’s forces have launched several short-range ballistic missiles into areas in east Ukraine controlled by self-defense forces, CNN reports, citing US government sources.

US Says Russia Tested Illegal Cruise Missile
Business Insider - In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and it urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.

Global Elite Agitating for War Against Russia
Kurt Nimmo - Insane bill in Senate will ultimately result in nuclear destruction. Victoria Nuland — who acted as the front person for the State Department’s coup in Kiev — bluntly expressed the opinion of the United States toward the European Union back in February.

Chinese hackers obtained info on Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system says report
RT - In a raid seeking information related to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, Chinese hackers infiltrated the databases of three Jewish defense contractors.

‘No children left in Gaza!’ Right-wing Israeli mob mocks deaths in anti-Gaza chant (VIDEO)
RT - A right-wing Israeli mob has been caught on film seemingly celebrating the deaths of Palestinian children in Operation Protective Edge. Over 1,200 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s latest offensive, including over 200 children.

25 Recent Events Causing WW3 They Want You To Forget
Activist Post - Remember when our rulers told us that regimes like Saddam, Gaddafi, and Assad were the epitome of evil and must be liberated because they allegedly killed their own citizens? Probably not. Americans have short memories.

Australian Government Pushing ‘Internet Tax’ To Pay For NSA Style Spying
Steve Watson - The Australian government is pushing to implement a ”surveillance tax” on the people of the country in order to pay for a mandate that would see communications companies retaining data on customers for two years. In a disturbing development that should serve as a warning to Americans, the Australian Attorney-General admitted that the surveillance system is ”under active consideration by the government”.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

If Ebola Hits U.S., Even Healthy Americans Will be Quarantined
Paul Joseph Watson - With concerns growing over the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed 670 people in West Africa, preparations are already underway in the United States, where even healthy Americans will be subjected to forced quarantine in the event of an Ebola pandemic.

Congressional Report: Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States
Mac Slavo - The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states, according to a report published by the Committee on Armed Services.

Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a ‘Surrender To a Lawless President’
National Review - Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) denounced the House Republican border bill as a “surrender to a lawless president” because the legislation does not include any language to prevent President Obama from expanding his unilateral legalization of illegal immigrants.

Feds Force Rural Texas County to Pay Thousands to Hold Illegals
Breitbart - Bell County, Texas, has spent almost $200,000 so far this year on detainers, or "immigration holds," for illegal immigrants.

New York State and DHS collecting and archiving tens of millions of records that track vehicle movement
Blacklisted News - In a crime-fighting tactic that sets civil libertarians’ teeth on edge, police in Monroe County and other urban counties across New York state are collecting and archiving tens of millions of records that track vehicle movement.

White House Blocks Construction of ‘Lifesaving’ Road, Tells Alaskans: ‘Get Over It’
Breitbart - Alaskans living on an isolated Aleutian Island, miles from emergency medical care, sued the Obama administration in 2013 for blocking a gravel road that would wind through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and allow residents to reach a vital airport. Since then, the administration has not budged – and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reportedly told concerned state lawmakers to "get over it" on Friday.

Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package
AP - Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end.

Illegal Immigrant Children Flooding Into U.S. for Free Goodies, Not to Escape Violence
Kurt Nimmo - A law enforcement intelligence report, however, disputes the claim about Central American violence pushed by the government. Instead, according to a report received by KRGV, the influx is the direct result of people in Central America being told they will be provided with permits and be allowed to stay in the United States and “reunite with their families and better themselves financially.” The report also states violence in Central America is in decline.

Washington, DC ban on carrying handguns again in effect, being enforced by police
RT - The ongoing saga of the constitutionality and enforceability of Washington, DC’s handgun ban added yet another new chapter today, as the federal judge who ruled it unconstitutional issued a stay. The police chief also told officers to renew enforcing it.

Albuquerque Police Department Considers Scrapping MRAP Armored Vehicle
Paul Joseph Watson - Albuquerque Police Department is considering scrapping use of its MRAP armored vehicle after a deluge of negative press attention and complaints that the vehicle is a sign of America’s slide into a militarized police state.

Homeland Security Agents Raid Home to Seize Land Rover For Violation of EPA Regulations
Paul Joseph Watson - In another example of how the Department of Homeland Security has expanded far outside the purview of its original function, six vehicles full of DHS agents were required to seize a Land Rover from a couple in Statesville, N.C. due to the fact that the vehicle allegedly violates EPA emission standards.

Economy & Business

Taxpayers Pinched for Pizza Subsidy
Breitbart - One of three pizza parlors in Taylor, north of Austin, is getting more than $200,000 in taxpayer money as an incentive to expand operations. The handout came after a Texas A&M Engineering Extensive Service report found that there were was a "lack of youth activities/hangouts” in the city north of Austin.

85 Super Wealthy People Have More Money Than The Poorest 3.5 Billion Combined
Economic Collapse -The global economy is structured to systematically funnel wealth to the very top of the pyramid, and this centralization of global wealth is accelerating with each passing year. According to the United Nations, 85 super wealthy people have more money than the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet combined. And 1.2 billion of those poor people live on less than $1.25 a day.

35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors
Blacklisted News - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Robot sales rise as unemployment rate continues to fall - (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) Fueled by strong demand from manufacturing companies in all sectors, the North American robotics industry is off to its fastest start ever in 2014, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. A record 14,135 robots, valued at $788 million were ordered from North American robotics companies in the first half of 2014, an increase of 30% in units and 16% in revenue over the same period in 2013.

Energy & Environment

Look Again: Who is Behind UK's Initiative to "Help the Bees"?
Activist Post - A report released today by Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee critiques the government's draft National Pollinator Strategy, which sets out plans to halt the decline in pollinating insects like bees.... The list of consultees appears here. Whaddya know? On that list, among many Big Agri and Big Biotech interests, appears BASF, Bayer CropScience, and Syngenta. Also, the Crop Protection Association, of which Syngenta is a member.

Science & Technology

Coming Soon: "Digital Resurrection" of Presidents and Campaign Holograms for 2016
Activist Post - Also known as "telepresence," the use of holograms is on the rise. Instead of Princess Leia, the last 5 years have ushered in real-world holograms that have been used to resurrect dead musicians, to create new musical stars in Japan, and and to transport political analysts into the studio of their choice.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Glyphosate found in malformed piglets says study
GM Watch - Glyphosate has been found in malformed piglets. The research study was conducted by a team of researchers from Germany and Egypt in collaboration with the Danish pig farmer Ib Pedersen, whose pigs were analysed for glyphosate content.

Win: EPA Denies Texas’ Farmers Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide on Fields
Natural Society - The EPA denied an emergency request from Texas to use toxic propazine to kill the resistant superweeds, for once protecting people from more biotech poison.

UPDATE 1-U.S. GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts
(Reuters) - The companies disclosed $9.3 million in lobbying expenditures in 2013 that made reference to GE labeling and $9 million lobbying Congress in the first quarter of 2014, the report said. Despite the efforts, the industry still is fighting an uphill battle, Enright said. Consumers and lawmakers who fear the crops are unsafe and/or environmentally harmful are seeking mandatory labeling of GMO foods in many states and at the federal level.

Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Pests
(Reuters) - Genetically modified corn seeds are no longer protecting Brazilian farmers from voracious tropical bugs, increasing costs as producers turn to pesticides, a farm group said on Monday.... Experts in the United States have also warned about corn production prospects because of a growing bug resistance to genetically modified corn. Researchers in Iowa found significant damage from rootworms in corn fields last year.


The right time to go rural is now
Underground Medic - It may not be war that triggers a complete brakedown in the fabric of society. Total economic collapse, food prices soaring out of reach leaving families hungry, terrorist attacks…they all have the potential to trigger a breakdown of society, marking an end to life as we know it. The question is, when is the right time to leave the cities? The answer is quite simply before anything major happens.


11 Foods That Make You Hungrier - what if the foods you're eating actually make you hungrier than you were before you dug in? Check out the 11 foods that can make you feel like you're running on empty—even when your stomach is stuffed.

An Ebola vaccine was created back in 2009…so where is it now?
The Daily Sheeple - After reading WRSA’s post about the recent Ebola virus outbreak I got (more than) a little worried. Decided to do a little digging online. Found a few reports out of Canada about a vaccine. At the time of publication, it was only tested on macaque monkeys. But it is dated 2009!

What they won't tell you: The sun is a full-spectrum medicine that can heal cancer
(NaturalNews) "Those that have attempted to convince the world that the Sun, the Earth's primary source of energy and life causes cancer, have done so with malicious intent to deceive the masses into retreating from the one thing that can prevent disease."

6 Food Industry Tricks You Don’t Know About
Dr. Mercola - If you shop in a typical US supermarket or big-box store, there may be more to your food purchases than meets the eye. Even the simplest of foods – apples, oranges, and chicken, for example – are commonly altered, treated with chemicals, or even injected with artificial coloring.

FDA’s Latest Attempt to Ban the Natural Form of a B Vitamin - Action Alert!
Alliance for Natural Health - According to the FDA’s 109-page proposed guidance, the word “folate” will be banned from the Supplement Fact labels, and only the term “folic acid” will be allowed. Since it would be fraudulent for the supplement to list synthetic folic acid among its ingredients but to use natural folate instead, this is a backdoor way of banning folate.

Three potent natural remedies to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of allergies
(NaturalNews) Do natural remedies for allergies work? As far as dealing with allergies is concerned, Mark Stengler, ND, assures us that "natural remedies are strong enough that you won't have to take drugs - you'll get all the relief you need." Here are three such natural remedies.

Study Combines Turmeric with Big Pharma Drug to Kill Cancer Cells
Natural Society - Researchers have paired the spice turmeric with the anti-nausea drug thalidomide to create “hybrid molecules” to kill multiple myeloma cancer cells.

The Mineral That Can Improve Your Life
Natural Blaze - One mineral that’s part of a healthy diet is zinc. Zinc has recently been recognized as one of the most important trace metals for human nutrition and lifestyle, according to a new review published by the Institute of Food Technologies.

This Is How Doctors Improperly and Unnecessarily Label Millions With High Blood Pressure To Prescribe Medication - There are millions of people who are currently being misclassified as having high blood pressure, when in fact findings show that these people are not actually more likely to die prematurely than those with 'normal' blood pressure. In addition, what used to be classified as normal or high-normal blood pressure (a systolic pressure of 120-139 mm Hg and diastolic pressure of 80-89 mm Hg) is now categorized as prehypertension.

Want Natural Food Coloring? Add These Purple Sweet Potatoes to the Line Up
Natural Society - The little-grown purple sweet potato could be used to develop a plant-based food coloring that is both safe (unlike artificial colors) and pretty.

5 Proven Ways To Reduce Wrinkles Naturally
Green Med Info - The beauty industry focuses almost exclusively on external issues. But skin reflects the health of your entire body from the inside out. It tells the story of chronic stress, the toxins in your food, chemicals in your environment, and lifestyle choices. There is no magic bullet to repair the skin from all that.

Pet News

Beware of This Deadly Spiked Plant That Can Invade Your Pet's Body
Dr. Becker - Foxtails are so dangerous because they can quickly make their way into your dog’s body through literally any orifice, including the nose, eyes, ears and mouth. They can also puncture the skin. Once inside your dog’s body, foxtails can create abscesses, damage tissue, and cause an infection known as grass awn disease.

Tuesday - July 29, 2014 - Today in History:

1773 - The first 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 first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.
1958 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1967 - Fire swept the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin, killing 134 servicemen.
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.
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.
2005 - Astronomers announced that they had discovered a new planet (Xena) larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun.
2008 - Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was indicted on seven felony counts of concealing more than a quarter of a million dollars in house renovations and gifts he had received from a powerful oil contractor. (A judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.)
2008 - Army scientist Bruce Ivins commited suicide as prosecutors prepared to indict him in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

World News

Israel intensifies Gaza shelling, warns of ‘protracted campaign’
RT - The Israeli military intensified the shelling of Gaza overnight, killing at least 26 people and leaving hundreds injured in air and missile strikes. Israel's PM told citizens to prepare for a “protracted campaign” until the “mission is accomplished.”

1130 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza
Press TV - The Palestinian death toll from Israel’s 22-day deadly military offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip has risen to at least 1,130.

Gaza’s only power plant shut down by Israeli shelling
RT - Over a million people in Gaza could be without electricity after Israeli tank shells hit the fuel depot of the enclave’s only power station, causing it to shut down. Its director, Mohammed al-Sharif, said, "The power plant is finished.”

8 children killed as missiles hit Gaza playground, hospital
RT - Hopes for an imminent end to the Gaza conflict are fading, with renewed violence bringing new casualties. Israel and Hamas blame each other after eight children were killed and 46 others injured by a missile that landed in a Gaza refugee camp playground.

Barack Obama banned from entering Chechnya
The Guardian - On Saturday Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of the small Russian republic that has been the scene of two devastating separatist wars in the past 20 years, said he was placing Obama on a list of people banned from visiting.

Some antibiotics with your Сheeseburger? Russia regulator probes McDonald’s
RT - Natamycin, one of the substances in question, is a polyene macrolide antibiotic that keeps packaged products from growing mold and yeast, and is common in pre-sliced and shredded cheeses. The US Federal Department of Agricultural allows the addition of antibiotics to these products for this reason.

Another State Department Hoax?
Paul Craig Roberts - I have an email that purports to be from the State Department Press Office. It is dated today, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:45 AM EDT. It reads: State Department Press Corps: Sharing with you the attached document with DNI images — evidence of Russia firing into Ukraine.

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed “False Flag”
Global Research - In this report, we will lay out the facts based on a wide breadth of available information and data surrounding MH17. We will also present and give critique to Washington and Kiev’s “mountain of evidence” that has saturated US and European-based media coverage since the incident took place.

Multiple Reports: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Were with Malaysian Flight 17 When It Was Shot Down
Washington’s Blog - Is THIS Why the Plane Was Shot Down?

North Korea Vows to Nuke White House
Kurt Nimmo - A top military official for the North Korean government has vowed to nuke the White House and the Pentagon for increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula.

ALERT: Delivered By Airplane: Ebola Now Threatens 21 Million People In Major Metro Area
Mac Slavo - Now, amid the highly publicized infection of a leading Ebola doctor, the first case of the virus traveling aboard a commercial passenger airline has been confirmed.

Liberia Shuts Down Border Crossings as Ebola Death Toll Climbs
Common Dreams - Health officials say the epidemic, which has killed more than 670 people in four West African countries, is "out of control," while Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings, and quarantined communities heavily affected by the outbreak.

River In China Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight
Yahoo News - Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a strange smell wafted through the air.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

House votes to block president from sending US troops to fight in Iraq
The Guardian - The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Friday for a resolution that would bar President Barack Obama from sending US troops for any "sustained combat role" in Iraq without congressional authorization.

Senate Bill 2277 Isn’t Just about ‘Russian Aggression’ — It’s Also about Oil, Gas and Propaganda
Activist Post - The full name of Senate Bill 2277, introduced on May 1st, 2014, is “To prevent further Russian aggression toward Ukraine and other sovereign states in Europe and Eurasia, and for other purposes.” It starts out claiming to be about the Department of Defense creating “a strategic framework for U.S. security assistance and cooperation in Europe and Eurasia”.

Biden’s son a director in shale gas firm set to drill in East Ukraine
The Daily Sheeple - In a nutshell Ukraine has decided to let no crisis (staged or otherwise) or rather civil war, go to waste, and while the fighting rages all around, Ukrainian troopers are helping to install shale gas production equipment near the east Ukrainian town of Slavyansk, which was bombed and shelled for the three preceding months, according to local residents cited by Itar Tass.

Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions
Fox News - Illegal immigrant demonstrators were protesting outside the White House on Monday – but don’t expect America’s immigration officers to intervene. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official indicated that even if the protesters end up getting arrested by D.C. police, they’d have to be serious criminals for ICE to get involved.

Fearing Obama Unilateral Amnesty Threats, Tea Party Jams Congress's Phone Lines
Breitbart - The American people have risen up in response to a rallying cry from Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), overloading the phone lines on Capitol Hill to pressure their members of Congress to fight against President Obama’s planned executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.

Federal court upholds Florida law in ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ case; Doctors can’t ask about gun ownership - A Federal Court of Appeals overturned a 2011 injunction Friday won by Florida doctors against a state firearms owner’s privacy law.

Gun manufacturer Beretta moves to Tennessee, blames Maryland's gun laws
RT - Italian weapons manufacturer Beretta is high-tailing it out of its home state of Maryland for the greener, more gun-friendly pastures of Tennessee. The arms company is the latest to leave a so-called 'blue state' for the south due to strict gun laws.

NYC paramedics stood by and did nothing while police choked man to death on the sidewalk
(NaturalNews) Four emergency medical workers who were called for a New York City man who died in policy custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold have been banned from responding to 911 calls for the time being, according to an announcement by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

Police Gun Down Dog in Front of 6-Year-Old Girl For ‘Showing Its Teeth’
Paul Joseph Watson - The 6-year-old’s mother, Nicole Echlin, said their shepherd-mix Apollo had returned to the property in Hometown, a suburb of Chicago, after briefly going missing on Friday afternoon but that police arrived soon afterwards with guns drawn..... Neighbor and witness Ayo Nicco Torres said that the dog had no history of aggression and wasn’t barking when police arrived.

Report: 40% of weapons sent to Afghanistan are unaccounted for
Washington Times - A government oversight agency says the Pentagon has lost track of more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghanistan’s security forces, prompting officials to contemplate a “carrot and stick” approach to arming the fledgling military.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 7/28/14: End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!
Ron Paul - Last week the European Court of Human Rights found that the US government transferred individuals to secret detention centers in Poland (and likely elsewhere) where they were tortured away from public scrutiny. The government of Poland was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to two victims for doing nothing to stop their torture on Polish soil.

Group of Illegal Aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka Caught Entering Texas from Mexico
Breitbart - “One group of our agents apprehended individuals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka,” said Albert Spratte, a spokesman for Local 3307 of the NBPC. “Everyone in this group was an adult male. They entered on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Our agents apprehended them, they did not turn themselves in. They were trying to sneak in.”

Photos show border militias moving across Texas
Houston Chronicle - Photos showing dozens of members of the militia groups on the U.S.-Mexico border carrying semi-automatic rifles and wearing masks, camouflage and tactical gear provide one of the first glimpses into the group's activities on the border.

Children crossing border: ‘Obama will take care of us’
WND - In an exclusive interview with WND and Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, a 13-year Border Patrol veteran revealed many in the recent surge of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied minors, are coming prepared to game the U.S. immigration system, even repeating the mantra, “Obama will take care of us.”

In Event of Emergency, Illegals to be Evacuated Before Citizens
Adan Salazar - Should a hurricane or other life-threatening, catastrophic weather event impact South Texas, illegal aliens occupying various shelters will be first in line to get “to safer ground,” a National Weather Service coordinator says.

MSNBC Host Compares Illegal Immigration Opponents to Race Segregation Advocates
Paul Joseph Watson - MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry exemplified why the network’s ratings continue to plunge when she compared opponents of illegal immigration to advocates of race segregation.

Journalist on Family Vacation Assaulted by Northern Border Agent for Recording Checkpoint
Mikael Thalen - Unfortunately, anyone entering the country in a lawful manner now faces more scrutiny than those arriving illegally. As revealed by National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran last October, agents attempting to do their job are being ordered to ignore illegals crossing the border.

Whistleblower: L.A. Planning to Forcibly House Homeless Citizens in Camps
Paul Joseph Watson - A whistleblower who claims to work inside the Los Angeles Department of Health Services has told Infowars that L.A. officials are planning to forcibly remove homeless people from the streets later this summer and house them in facilities which they will not be permitted to leave.

PA Hero Shoots Man Over Parking Tickets - Kevin McCullers, 38, was just about to make a trip to go buy some morning doughnuts when his life changed forever. Around 7:30 a.m. on July 17th, McCullers got into his car, opened his garage door, and put his car into reverse gear. As he backed out of the driveway, his girlfriend abruptly heard gunshots ring out.

Economy & Business

Administration Flooded with 26,000 Comments Opposing Proposal to Disguise Offshoring of U.S. Manufacturing
Public Citizen - Under a broad data reclassification plan, much of the value of U.S. brand-name goods assembled by foreign workers and imported here for sale would no longer be counted as imported goods, but rather as manufacturing “services” imports. This would deceptively deflate the U.S. manufacturing trade deficit.

Proposed U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty Would Expose U.S. Laws to Extrajudicial Attacks by Chinese Corporations Operating Here - Under a U.S.-China BIT’s investor state dispute settlement provisions, Chinese corporations with U.S.-based operations and firms with significant Chinese investment would be empowered to drag the U.S. government before extrajudicial tribunals and demand taxpayer compensation for a broad array of non-trade-related policies.

Energy & Environment

Dead Zones Throughout The Gulf Of Mexico, BP Never Cleaned Up 2010 Oil Spill
Michael Thomas - As the dead zones enlarge and start to merge with each other, perhaps the people who depend on this great body of water will reach a breaking point. Only when there is a sufficient level of collective intolerance will the forces, and resources, become available to start taking back our Gulf.

Science & Technology

The Army Is 3D Printing Warheads
Motherboard - The army has been developing its 3D printing capabilities for some time now, and has technology already nearly advanced enough to bioprint replacement skin on the battlefield. But the military isn’t just interested in saving lives—more often than not, it takes them. In its latest bid to kill more people, more efficiently, and at less cost, the army is planning to print warhead components, according to the latest issue of Army Technology.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

6 Veggies You Never Knew You Could Pickle
Organic Gardening - When most people hear "pickle," they think "cucumber," but you can pickle just about any vegetable, including extra summer squash or zucchini (even the ones that got too big; just peel and trim out the seeds), extra green beans, asparagus, carrots, or cauliflower.


Antibacterial clay and natural antibiotics offer hope for humanity to halt superbugs
(NaturalNews) Naturally occurring clay may turn out to be one of the most effective ways to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Arizona State University and published in the journal Environmental Geochemistry and Health.

Suggested foods for diabetics: Top 10 list
(NaturalNews) If you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your doctor has probably already advised you to limit simple sugars in your diet, avoid highly processed carbs and perhaps even increase your intake of whole grains, leafy greens and vegetables. These are your first steps toward better health. But, what if there were foods that had very targeted effects on blood sugar and type 2 diabetes?

The top 15 healing actions of herbs
(NaturalNews) A great deal of pharmaceutical research has gone into analyzing the active ingredients in herbs to find out how and why they work. In some cases, the action is due to a specific chemical present in the herb or it may be due to a complex synergistic interaction among various constituents of the plant. Check out these categories of herbs, and how they are beneficial in treating the human body.

Cannabis reverses late-stage Alzheimer's
(NaturalNews) A daughter tells the arduous caretaker story of managing her mother's final stages of Alzheimer's by getting her on medical marijuana and off pharmaceuticals.... Her cognitive abilities improved considerably, and she became much more sociable and cooperative instead of feisty, angry, inappropriate and antisocial, which are all symptoms of Alzheimer's, in addition to the gross absence of memory.

Forest Pharmaceuticals failed to warn of fatal birth defects from antidepressant use, lawsuit claims
(NaturalNews) The maker of Lexapro and Celexa, Forest Pharmaceuticals, is facing a new lawsuit, alleging that their popular SSRI prescription caused a baby to be born with fatal cardiac birth defects.

Latest study finds that interrupted sleep akin to getting virtually no sleep at all
(NaturalNews) A recent conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University's (TAU) School of Psychological Sciences has concluded that interrupted sleep is as detrimental to health as getting virtually no sleep at all.(1) Specifically, the researchers discovered that interrupted sleep, even if they come in short 5 to 10 minutes stretches of waking time, is like getting fewer than four consecutive hours of sleep.

Green Tea Compound Reduces Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Green Med Info - Green tea may well be the healthiest drink on the planet. Now researchers have discovered one of its active compounds disrupts cancer cell metabolism.

It's Time To Abandon Dangerous Folic Acid Fortification Programs and Stick To Folates - Researchers from the Institute of Food Research and Newcastle University have confirmed that the body processes synthetically-produced folic acid differently to the natural counterpart found in vegetables. This leads to unmetabolised folic acid circulating in the bloodstream which is eventually metabolised by the liver, but the process is slow, inefficient and possibly toxic.

Pet News

From Zero Symptoms to Sudden Collapse - This Is a True Emergency
Dr. Becker - Addison’s disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism, is a disease of the adrenal glands. It is much more common in dogs than cats, but it does sometimes occur in kitties.... Kitties with Addison’s may not show any obvious signs of illness. When they do, the symptoms can be fairly generic, and can come and go for no apparent reason. They include weakness, lack of energy, loss of appetite, increased thirst and urination, vomiting, and sudden collapse.

Monday - July 28, 2014 - Today in History:

1821 - Peru declared its independence from Spain.
1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics.
1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.
1868 - The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.
1896 - The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated.
1914 - World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
1932 - Federal troops forcibly dispersed the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans who had gathered in Washington, DC. They were demanding money they were not scheduled to receive until 1945.
1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.
1945 - A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.
1965 - U.S. President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
1982 - San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. to ban handguns.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.
2006 - Researchers announced that two ancient reptiles had been found off Australia. The Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes were the first of their kind to be found in the period soon after the Jurassic era.

World News

Dozens, including 2 children, die as Kiev troops shell Gorlovka in E.Ukraine (VIDEO)
RT - At least 13 civilians and likely dozens more have been killed by continuing artillery barrages, as government troops close in on militia positions around the city of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine used phosphorous incendiaries, cluster bombs against cities – Russian military
RT - Ukrainian troops have on many occasions used incendiary weapons and cluster bombs against militia-held cities, acts that are banned under the international law regulating warfare, the Russian military said.

Ukrainian Air Defense Exercises Might be Behind Malaysian Aircraft Crash – Source
(RIA Novosti) – A system mix up during a Ukrainian air defense units’ rocket launch exercise could be the cause of the Malaysia Airlines crash in southeast Ukraine, a source from one of the Ukrainian defense departments told RIA Novosti.

Ukraine Should Start Searching for Missile Launched During MH17 Flight – Rosaviatsiya
(RIA Novosti) – Ukraine should organize a search for parts of the missile that could have been launched in the east of the country around the area where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying, the head of Rosaviatsiya, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Alexander Neradko said Friday.

Over 50 dead in Tripoli airport battle as foreigners leave collapsing Libya
RT - Over 50 Libyan fighters died in exchanges over Tripoli's airport during the weekend in one of the worst outbreaks of violence since Gaddafi's ouster. With state authority on the verge of collapse, France and Britain have ordered citizens to evacuate.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Downtown New York flooded with thousands protesting Gaza op (PHOTOS)
RT - Anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 demonstrators flooded the streets around Times Square, with the police keeping a watchful eye on the crowds, who waved Palestinian flags and signs condemning Israel and criticizing US aid to the Jewish state, Reuters reported.

America Is the Only Country with a Favorable View of Israel
Washington’s Blog - Americans – living in a huge country which has never really been invaded, and as the sole superpower – are famous for being out-of-touch with how the rest of the world thinks.... Specifically, a 2012 BBC poll found that the U.S. and Nigeria were the only countries of those polled in which the majority of people had favorable views of Israel...

U.S. Considering Refugee Status for Hondurans
NY Times - Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

Report: More Than 30,000 Unaccompanied Minors Already Released to Families in US
Breitbart - The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which has the responsibility for all “unaccompanied alien children” (or UACs, as they are called under the Homeland Security Act), released statistics regarding the number of children who had been released to family and friends across the United States.

Obama Calls For Collectivized New World Order
Paul Joseph Watson - During a fundraiser in Seattle this week, President Barack Obama called for a “new order” based around a collectivized system in order to quell people’s concerns about geopolitical strife and the economy.

Over A Third Of Americans Want Obama Impeached
Steve Watson - Overall, 33 percent say they want Obama impeached, with 57 percent of Republicans backing the move. Over a third of Independents also said they supported impeachment, with 13 percent of Democrats, more than one in ten, backing a move to impeach Obama.

DC Ban on Carrying Handguns is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Says
The Daily Sheeple - In a landmark gun control case, a federal judge in Washington DC has overturned the city’s total ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it is unconstitutional.

Boston Police Say Residents Do Not 'Need' to Own Shotguns, Rifles
Homeland Review - Police have been urging lawmakers in Boston to restore a provision to a gun bill allowing them to deny someone a license to own a rifle or shotgun even if the person passes a background check.

Veteran News

YouTube: Alameda Police Ticket Homeless Veteran for "Habitating in a Vehicle"
July 24, 2014 Alameda Police violate homeless veterans constitutional rights and human rights by ticketing me for "habitating in a vehicle" aka sleeping in my van. I am on social security disability and receive about $900 per month, how can I afford a place to live on that?

Energy & Environment

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens
Natural Society - The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

Water reserves in western US being drained underground – NASA study
RT - In the nine-year study, the basin – which covers Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California – lost nearly 53 million acre feet (65 cubic kilometers) of freshwater, almost double the volume of the nation's largest reservoir, Nevada's Lake Mead. More than three-quarters of the total – about 41 million acre feet (50 cubic kilometers) – was from groundwater, according to a statement by NASA on the project.

Science & Technology

U.S. Government Invests in Robot Personal Trainers for Children
The Daily Sheeple - The targeting of pre-school-age children for “cultivating long-term personal relationships” to “motivate individuals toward a specific goal” while the robots “guide the child toward a behavior we desire” clearly opens the door for more training than merely the physical.

University Silences Scientist After Dinosaur Discovery - A scientist was terminated from his job at a California State University after discovering soft tissue on a triceratops fossil, and then publishing his findings. Pacific Justice Institute filed suit, yesterday, with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, against the board of trustees of CSU, Northridge, citing discrimination for perceived religious views.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Top Agribusiness Food Companies Dumping Waste in our Waters
Natural Society - Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage—more than 206 million pounds of it—into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up.


10 Survivor Traits Every Prepper Should Have
The Daily Sheeple - It takes a lot of effort to adopt the survivor traits of a prepper. Bravery, determination and independence are among the popular survival traits you may envision an excellent prepper should have. However, beyond all these traits, a person must have the survival skills and endurance to be classified as a fit prepper.


Cancer is curable NOW: Watch the full free documentary here
(NaturalNews) We live in a world of outrageous lies fronted by corporate interests, but one of the fundamental undeniable truths of biology is that cancer is curable. The cures have been known for decades, and they're readily within reach of people everywhere.

Are Your Food Allergies Silently Making You Fat? - When people are craving their problem foods, they aren't craving the food itself but the opium-like pain killers which are release as a result of eating the problem foods that they are addicted to. And because of the cravings associated with food allergies, there is the tendency to over eat leading to weight-gain and dependency on certain foods. When you eat a food which you are allergic to, a couple of things happen....

Discover the wondrous health benefits of royal jelly
(NaturalNews) Royal jelly is a thick and milky substance made by worker bees as food for the queen bee. They do this by mixing honey, bee pollen and enzymes from their throat glands. Because the queen bee is larger, stronger, has more stamina and lives longer than the other bees, royal jelly is believed to be a healthful supplement.

Possible Listeria contamination prompts nationwide fruit recall
(NaturalNews) A voluntary, nationwide recall of fruits sold at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart was issued July 22.

Pet News

Medical Marijuana Aids Dying Pets Back to Health, Individuals Report
Natural Society - CBS New York recently reported on a family who treated their dog Luna with medical marijuana. Luna, like many people who resort to medical marijuana treatment, was suffering from late-stage lymphoma and was on an intense chemotherapy regimen. It was because of the poisonous treatments that she was unable to eat, had trouble breathing, and was wasting away.


Friday - July 25, 2014 - Today in History:
1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Ottomans at Aboukir, Egypt.
1805 - Aaron Burr visited New Orleans with plans to establish a new country, with New Orleans as the capital city.
1850 - Gold was discovered in the Rogue River in OR.
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.
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.
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.
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

NATO Poland base may be prepared for blitz against Russia
RT - NATO’s Europe commander advocates stockpiling a base in Poland with enough weapons, ammunition and other supplies to support a rapid deployment of thousands of troops against Russia, British media reported.

State Dept. accuses Russia of firing artillery into Ukraine, refuses to provide any evidence
RT - Government officials in the United States said Thursday that Russia is firing artillery across the border into Ukrainian territory, but refused to provide any evidence when grilled by an Associated Press reporter.

EU adds 15 people, 18 firms to sanctions list over Ukraine crisis
RT - The European Commission added new names and companies to its blacklist on Thursday over the Ukrainian crisis, according to diplomats. However, 'stage three' economic sanctions against Russia have again fallen flat.

Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF
Global Research - Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk his resignation in the Rada (Parliament) and that of the entire Cabinet on Thursday, July 24. This decision was taken following the withdrawal of two parties from the coalition government and the non-adoption of two important pieces of legislation, which had been demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

UN shelter for refugees bombed; warnings of 'dire' conditions in Gaza
Al Jazeera - A United Nations school converted to house families displaced by weeks of shelling in Gaza was hit by an apparent Israeli airstrike Thursday, killing at least 15 people. Robert Turner, director of operations in Gaza for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), confirmed the bombing, saying that no warning was given by Israel before the missile hit.

US blocks attempts to bring Israel to book: Analyst
Press TV - Israel is incessantly committing crimes against the Palestinians with impunity as the United States blocks every international action against the Zionist regime.

Air Algerie flight crashes en route to Algiers
Al Jazeera - Missing flight is the latest in a slew of aviation accidents over past two weeks... The Algerian state news agency APS said air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 passenger jet, charted by Spain’s Swiftair, at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, 50 minutes after takeoff. Flight AH5017 had been missing for hours before the news was made public.

Leaked: Secret text exposes food safety dangers in U.S.-Europe trade deal
Friends of the Earth - Secret text of provisions of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership -- that would lower food safety protections in the U.S. and Europe -- was leaked to the press and public today. Friends of the Earth is alarmed by revelation of plans to use the TTIP trade agreement to mount a stealth attack on sensible, public health safeguards on both sides of the Atlantic.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Another 16-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, rumors of lavish house shopping – it can only be the Obamas
BIZPAC Review - From the Middle East to Ukraine, the world appears to be on fire, but Obama will watch it burn from a $12 million, 10-acre forested estate on Martha’s Vineyard, according to Forbes, who noted that the first family has summered at the tony island every year Obama has been in office, except for 2012 when he was running for reelection.

Feds Urge Paramedics, Firefighters to Help Find “Extremists”
Paul Joseph Watson - The federal government is asking paramedics and firefighters to be on the lookout for “extremists” as part of a program that aims to uncover “suspicious activity.”

Honduran President Blames USA for Border Crisis
Breitbart - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez criticized United States lawmakers for creating "ambiguity" over the border laws during the fight for immigration reform.

Illegal Alien Gang Members Arrested for Murder of Homeless Man
Adan Salazar - Police in Maryland have arrested six illegal immigrants, several of which are admitted MS-13 gang members, in connection with the death of a homeless man killed outside of a liquor store earlier this week.... The brutal homicide will no doubt stoke fears that a portion of the immigrants crossing into the country illegally are indeed gang members seeking new recruits, or simply wanting to cause trouble.

FAIR Act Introduced to Stop Policing for Profit
Activist Post - Sen. Rand Paul yesterday introduced S. 2644, the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act, which would protect the rights of citizens and restore the Fifth Amendment's role in seizing property without due process of law.

Missouri Voters to Consider State Privacy Amendment With National Implications
Activist Post - In a referendum that could ultimately have national implications, Missouri voters will go to the polls Aug. 5 with the opportunity to add protection for electronic data and communications to their state constitution.

Energy & Environment

Nuclear Waste Company Received $1.9 Million Performance Bonus…5 Days after Underground Fire Shut Facility
AllGov - Government officials overseeing the nation’s only underground storage for nuclear waste allowed a nearly $2 million bonus go to a private contractor just days after its shoddy work resulted in a fire that closed the facility.

Science & Technology

NSA reportedly tracking any internet users who research privacy software online
The Independent - According to leaked source-code of the US spy agency’s ‘XKeyscore’ software, individuals who search for information about anonymising services such as Tor have their IP addresses logged by the NSA and can be flagged for further monitoring.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

U.S. Pork Producers Keep Using Ractopamine Drug Banned or Restricted in 160 Countries
AllGov - Given the EU’s ban of ractopamine and U.S. chickens, the new trade pact could be in trouble. The U.S. government has put pressure on Europe to allow such foods to be imported, but the EU has been firm. “We want to have quality food,” Olga Kikou, European affairs manager for Compassion in World Farming, told McClatchy. “We don’t want to have food that is produced in ways that are not good for our health.”


Florida Seaweed may Hold Promise as Protector Against Cancer
Natural Society - Among all cancers, new cases of prostate cancer are the most prevalent, with an estimated 233,000 new diagnoses happening this year in the United States. While there are numerous tips for preventing and even reversing prostate cancer, one new study suggests a seaweed found off the coast of Florida could hold the key to preventing this and other forms of cancer.

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Natural Blaze - Although the U.S. FDA has attempted to create a spice scare, the history of cinnamon use spans thousands of years among disparate cultures, rendering FDA claims as nothing more than a ham-fisted desire to assert severe regulatory control over this natural product.

The many health benefits of eating raspberries
STEPin2 - A study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology shows that extracts from raspberries help inhibit the activity of COX-2, an enzyme that causes inflammation. Antioxidant rich: Organic raspberries are an excellent source of antioxidants such as anthocyanins, flavanols, flavonoids, tannins, and so much more.

FDA Deems Inflammation a “Disease”, Protects Big Pharma Interests
Natural Society - When high-dollar pharmaceutical companies have new drugs in the works, they wouldn’t want any supplements or affordable natural solutions to have any impact on their corner of the market. So, what’s Big Pharma to do? Maybe pull some strings with regulators in an effort to get the competition out of the way. This may be what’s happening with a recent move by the Food and Drug Administration to remove anti-inflammatory supplements from the shelves.

Alarming Amounts of ADHD-Causing Artificial Colors Found in Kid-Popular Foods
Natural Society - The latest study, from researchers with Purdue University, found that breakfast cereals marketed towards children have some of the highest levels of coloring. Trix, for instance, had 36 mg. per serving and Cap’n Crunch’s OOPS! All Berries had 41. Not surprisingly, these same cereals also had high levels of sugar.

Why Taking a Day Off is Essential to Good Health
Natural Blaze - People get so used to feeling run-down that it’s hard to remember what feeling well-rested and normal is even like. I recommend taking full advantage of the time off offered by your employer—take sick days when you’re feeling physically or mentally off-balance and be sure to take your vacation time to relax. On your days off, try not to think about work and try to prevent yourself from checking your e-mail.

Thursday - July 24, 2014 - Today in History:
1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
1849 - Georgetown University in Washington, DC, presented its first Doctor of Music Degree. It was given to Professor Henry Dielman.
1866 - Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War.
1923 - The Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of modern Turkey, was concluded in Switzerland.
1929 - U.S. President Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his fourth "Fireside Chat."
1948 - Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin. The U.S.-British airlift began the following day.
1956 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their team. They ended the partnership a decade after it began on July 25, 1946.
1969 - The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
1974 - The U.S. Supreme Court 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.
1990 - Iraq massed tens of thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks along its border with Kuwait.
2002 - The U.S. House expelled Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, who had been convicted of bribery, racketeering and tax evasion.
2005 - Lance Armstrong won a seventh consecutive Tour de France.

World News

Kerry meets with Netanyahu amid Israeli anger over ban on U.S. flights
Washington Post - Kerry met in Israel with on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was angry about the FAA action and suspicious that it was an attempt by the Obama administration to squeeze Israel to end its Gaza campaign.

733 Palestinians killed in Israeli offensive on Gaza
Press TV - At least 733 Palestinians have been killed and 4,605 wounded in 17 days of Israeli aerial and ground offensives in the besieged Gaza Strip. The number of deaths on Thursday rose to 40.

US criticizes UNHRC over decision to investigate Israel attacks on Gaza
Press TV - “We do strongly oppose today’s special session at the Human Rights Council and the resulting resolution as the latest in a series of biased, anti-Israel actions at the Human Rights Council,” US Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Wednesday.

Lying is “Good For Business”: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Mainstream Media (MSM) are “Serial Liars”
Global Research - In the latest CFR blurb on Israel’s ground war against Gaza authored by Hussein Ibish, and posted on the Council’s website, prime minister Netanyahu is said to have a profound “dislike for military conflict”: These are some of the CFR highlights concerning Prime Minister Netanyahu: the unspoken victim of what the author describes as “unpredictable politics”...

Netherlands takes lead in MH17 crash investigation as bodies arrive home (PHOTOS)
RT - The bodies of the first victims from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have arrived back in the Netherlands following the crash in eastern Ukraine last Thursday. Investigators say they have found no evidence that the black box recorder was tampered with.

$200 per barrel oil if Russia sanctions escalate- Oxford Economics
RT - If the standoff with Russia and the West reaches a point where the EU has to completely cut trade with Russia, oil prices could soar above $200 per barrel, sparking a global economic crisis, says Adam Slater, senior economist at Oxford Economics.

Two Ukrainian Warplanes Shot Down — Rebels Claim Credit, But Kiev Says Antiaircraft Missiles May Have Been Fired From Russian Territory
WSJ - Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down Wednesday over separatist-held territory not far from the site of the Malaysian Airlines crash, as fighting between Kiev forces and pro-Russia rebels escalated despite intensified attempts at diplomacy

Kiev's bloody eastern Ukraine campaign LIVE UPDATES
RT - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called a ceasefire within a 40km radius of where Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed. Russia has urged all parties in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms while inspectors investigate what caused the tragedy.

Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine to fend off Putin-backed rebels
Washington Times - A team of Pentagon officials is heading to Ukraine to help the country rebuild its fractured military, a mission that lawmakers and analysts expect will result in recommendations for greater military assistance in the country’s fight against pro-Russia separatists amid international outrage over the downing of a commercial airplane.

Pilots Heard Ukrainian Air Traffic Control Order MH17 to Change Route
Paul Joseph Watson - Pilots on board an Air India Dreamliner which was flying just 90 seconds behind Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 say they heard Ukrainian air traffic control give the order for the doomed plane to change route minutes before MH17 was shot down by a missile.

US Appeals to "Law of the Jungle" in MH17 Case
Tony Cartalucci - After the Russian Federation disclosed to the world satellite imagery, radar information, and abnormalities in Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17's flight path, it asked Ukraine and the Western nations backing the regime in Kiev, questions regarding their alleged evidence. To these questions, the West has responded with increasingly suspicious silence and evasion.

Israeli Professor: Rape Palestinian Sisters and Mothers To Stop Terrorism
Brandon Turbeville - Although the interview was conducted nearly three weeks ago, shortly after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found after being kidnapped and murdered, Dr. Mordechai Kedar stated that the only way to force “terrorists” to think twice about their actions is the threat of the rape of their sisters and mothers.

Islamic State Bolstered by Large Cache of U.S. Weapons
Kurt Nimmo - The Islamic State, formerly ISIS, has captured a large amount of U.S. weapons in Iraq. In addition to combat ground vehicles and artillery previously acquired from the Iraqi military, the new trove taken form U.S. bases includes more than 50 155mm M-198 artillery batteries and 4,000 PKC machine guns.

China bubonic plague death: Town of 30,000 placed in quarantine after man dies sparking ‘Black Death’ outbreak fears
The Independent - An entire Chinese town of 30,000 people has been quarantined off from the rest of the country after a man living in a nearby village died from bubonic plague. Police have now had the old town of Yumen city in Gansu province sealed off for more than a week, the Xinhua state media agency said, after a patient died in a local hospital.

Alleged Glyphosate Poisoning Leaves 2 Children Dead in Paraguay
Sustainable Pulse - A deadly combination of the excessive use of Glyphosate herbicide on GM soybean crops and inaction by local doctors has allegedly left two children dead and 33 people (including 18 children) with poisoning symptoms in the Canindeyú region of Paraguay.... The reported poisoning outbreak in Huber Duré is not a one off case. Over the past few years there have been many reports of poisoning, abortions and the death of farm animals in the rural area.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

GAO Sting Finds It Easy to Fake It, Get Obamacare Premiums
CNBC News - Eleven out of 12 fake applications for government-subsidized health insurance got through a verification process and the bogus beneficiaries are still covered, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.

FEC chair warns of chilling regulations, book ban on conservative publishers
Washington Examiner - The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan's new book, opening the door to future book regulations -- or even a ban.

America The Divided: Everyone Knows We Have Problems But There Is Very Little Agreement On Solutions
Economic Collapse - A house divided against itself will surely fall. America is more divided today than it has been in decades, and the deep divisions that are tearing us apart continue to get even worse.... The issues that divide us are countless. The following are just a few examples...

Three important articles you need to read on Monsanto, the plague wave, and the overthrow of America
(NaturalNews) Three very important articles recently caught my attention, and I'm recommending them here with segments of text from each article. Each of these three is a breath of fresh air (and truth-telling) in a time of tremendous deceit and disinformation from mainstream sources.
* Related: One third to die by plague or famine; one third will fall by the sword...

Senate Democrats Push To Triple Israel's Iron-Dome Aid To $576 Million
Zero Hedge - U.S. Senate Democrats included $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome rocket interception system in an emergency funding bill on Tuesday, which, as Bloomberg reports, in addition to the $351 million that’s already under discussion for Iron Dome in fiscal 2015 would bring the potential new funding to $576 million, compared with the $176 million currently requested by the Pentagon.

INSANE: 1 in 10 Americans Wants War With Russia Over Downed Airliner
Steve Watson - In a new CNN/ORC poll, almost one in ten Americans have expressed a desire to take military action against Russia should it be confirmed that Vladimir Putin’s government was somehow involved with the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

Border Patrol Agents: U.N. Taking Control of America’s Southern Border
Kit Daniels - Two anonymous Border Patrol agents reportedly told radio host Dave Hodges that under the pretense of labeling illegal aliens “refugees,” the United Nations is “calling the shots” on America’s border operations and the U.N. is deciding which immigrants to ship to various parts of the U.S.

House investigators: IRS tech experts say Lerner’s hard drive only 'scratched,' not destroyed
Fox News - GOP-led Ways and Means Committee investigators, in their quest to recover missing Lerner emails, learned her hard drive was damaged but recoverable by talking to IRS information-technology experts, after the government originally refused to make them available, according to the committee.

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist - The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

VIDEO: Know Your Rights - Police Checkpoints
Voices of Liberty - Know Your Rights host Britt Hysen speaks with Nina Hodjat of Hodjat Law and DUI Partners about 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. Note: To download the business card-sized note asserting your rights, click here.

Economy & Business

IRA Contributions Hit Record High As Unpatriotic Americans "Save More, Pay Off Debt, Spend Less"
Zero Hedge - In what could be the most unpatriotic report ever, Fidelity reports that average IRA contributions for tax year 2013 reached $4,150 - an all-time high. That's great news, right? Not if you ask Janet Yellen...

Housing Market

New York Apartment Block Will Have Separate Doors For The Rich and the Poor
The Daily Sheeple - Affordable housing tenents will have to enter and leave the building through a door in a back alley. Well-heeled residents will be able to access their homes through a front entrance directly from the street.

Science & Technology

Robots Are Set to Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews
Motherboard - The study used US Army basic trainees as volunteer subjects for a mock national security clearance interview. The trainees were not told that the questions would be asked by a robot. After being hooked up to electrodes for cardiographic and electrodermal (heart and skin) responses the volunteers were told that the interview would be with a computer avatar, and were left alone in a chamber with their on-screen interrogator.

Obama holds private meeting with Apollo 11 crew members
The Space Reporter - In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, President Barack Obama hosted surviving members of the mission’s crew at a private meeting in the Oval Office on Tuesday. Reporters and television crews were not allowed at the meeting, although photographers were briefly given access to the room.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Horrible Whodunit: Vandals Destroy Tens of Thousands of Bees
Activist Post - In the last two months, Mantell had received a letter from his home owners association (HOA) Chicora Development, requesting that he remove his hives. He responded to them highlighting the fact that the hives do not violate any HOA regulations. Before a resolution could be reached, his hives were destroyed. And Mantell doesn't expect anything to come from the police report he filed. He said that whoever did not like his bees, found a better way to get rid of them.


Rosemary and Oregano Contain Diabetes-fighting Compounds
Natural Blaze - The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report.

How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer’s Epidemic
Dr. Mercola - Recent research shows that sugar and other carbohydrates can disrupt your brain function even if you’re not diabetic or have any signs of dementia. Long-term, sugar can contribute to the shrinking of your hippocampus, which is a hallmark symptom of Alzheimer's disease.

Cancer-fighting abilities just one of many aloe vera health benefits
(NaturalNews) Aloe vera, a common household plant, does more than provide a home decor boost. In fact, it does wonders in the ways of healing, helping with everything from halting cancer tumor growth and ending constipation to protecting from oxidative stress and treating candida infections.

Teen forced into foster care when mom sought 2nd medical opinion
Police State USA - When a woman attempted to transfer her chronically-ill son from one hospital to another, she was accused of “medical child abuse” and her 16-year-old son was stripped from her custody and placed into the hands of the state.

Kimchi Packs Proven Health Benefits
Green Med Info - Koreans have been enjoying salted and fermented vegetables known as kimchi for about 2000 years. But this spicy dish is much more than a condiment. More than 130 studies attest to the amazing healing properties of this humble food.

6 More Ways to Prevent Dementia and Boost Brain Power
Natural Society - Most natural health advocates have come across coconut oil consumption as a way to reduce Alzheimer’s risk and even reverse already existing symptoms.... But here are a few more nutritional protectors against Alzheimer’s and general dementia.

Cannabis Capsules Help Elderly Man Overcome Terminal Cancer
Natural Society - With weeks to live and with conventional cancer treatments failing, an elderly man discovered that cannabis capsules could propel him to wellness.

12 Facts About Microwaves That Should Forever Terminate Their Use - The experts have concluded that food cooked in microwaves loses between 60% and 90% of its vital energy and, at the same time, the structural disintegration processes accelerates. Also, the nutrient substances are altered, leading to digestive diseases. These microwaves can increase both the number of cancerous cells in blood and the number of stomach and intestinal cancerous cells.

The many health benefits of eating Bok Choy
STEPin2 - ok Choy, also known as Chinese cabbage, is a cruciferous vegetable just like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts. These cruciferous vegetables are key to overall health and are packed with vitamins and nutrients. This is why they are often called nature’s potent multi-vitamins. Let’s look at the health benefits of this organic food....

Pet News

Proof That Cats Can Say “I Love You” in Heroic Ways
Dr. Becker - I'm sure by now most of you are aware of a video posted on YouTube a few months ago that showed a heroic family cat intervening as a neighborhood dog attacked a young boy playing in his driveway. The little boy's cat, named Tara, appeared out of nowhere and tackled the much bigger dog, forcing him off the boy. The feisty cat then chased after the dog to make sure it didn't return.

A Simple Blood Test Can Detect Early Signs of Heart Disease
Dr. Becker - Want peace of mind that your pet isn't developing heart disease and to allow you to proactively manage her heart health? Ask your vet for this simple, fast test. And if your pet is predisposed to cardiovascular disease, I recommend adding this supplement to her food.

Wednesday - July 23, 2014 - Today in History:
1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.
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 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.
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 Nautilus achieved the goal on August 3, 1958.
2003 - Massachusetts' attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably sexually abused more than 1,000 people over six decades.

World News

Netherlands prepares to receive MH17 victims
Al Jazeera - Dutch officials confirmed receipt of only 200 of the 298 victims' bodies. International monitors said more remains were left in the vast crash site, littered with poignant fragments from hundreds of destroyed lives. "There were human remains that had not been picked up," said Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for European security body OSCE's mission to Ukraine after visiting the scene.

Israel pounds Gaza amid renewed truce efforts
Al Jazeera - US Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Tel Aviv on Wednesday, defying the US flight ban, to try to broker a ceasefire. He immediately set off for Jerusalem where he was to meet visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon, after which he was to travel to the West Bank city of Ramallah for talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, a State Department official said.

UN chief expresses condolences to Israeli regime
Press TV - The UN chief made the shocking remarks at joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. “I extend my deep condolences to the prime minister and to the people of Israel on the fatalities from the recent escalation,” Ban said.

Egypt tightens grip on border with Gaza amid rising casualties
Press TV - Egypt is refusing to open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow injured Palestinians to seek treatment at Egyptian hospitals amid Israel's escalating military offensive against the besieged coastal enclave.

'No safe place for civilians' in Gaza, U.N. says
(Reuters) - Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel's military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

EU to present extended Russian sanctions on Thursday – Ashton
RT - The EU Council did not agree to new Russian sanctions on Tuesday. However, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said an extended ‘black list’ will be published on Thursday. It will include the energy, and defense sectors, and financial markets.

Japan Changes Constitution to Join Global Drone Arms Race
Activist Post - Defense One is reporting a startling new reality in Japan: the loosening of their constitution as a means to permit the deployment of drones outside its borders. It comes at a particularly troubling time, as tensions rise with China over resources in the area of the Senkaku Islands.

Burger King, Starbucks, Japanese branches of McDonalds joins China ‘rotten food’ scandal
RT - China’s fast food scandal has spread to Burger King, Starbucks and the Japanese branches of McDonalds as the chains admit using rotten meat from a supplier in Shanghai.

Flight MH-17 Black Boxes To Be Analyzed In "Impartial" London
Zero Hedge - David Cameron said on Twitter that British experts at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will retrieve data from the flight recorders for analysis, following a request from the Dutch government.

YouTube: Kiev Censors MH17 Air Traffic Control Recordings
Paul Joseph Watson - Why has Kiev failed to release recordings from air traffic control tapes which could prove what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? Ukrainian security services confiscated the tapes immediately after the incident.

U.S. Admits Its MH17 ‘Evidence’ is Based on YouTube Clips & Social Media Posts
Paul Joseph Watson - In a testy exchange between AP reporter Matt Lee and U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Lee virtually corners Harf into admitting that the “evidence” presented by the U.S. to blame Russian-backed rebels for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 amounts to nothing more than YouTube videos and social media posts.

FLASHBACK - Leaked documents show US Embassy in Ukraine is staging a False Flag
Gordon Duff - In a series of emails released on March 12, 2014, three in particular stand out. Implicated is Lt. Colonel Jason Kresh, Assistant Attaché at the US embassy in Kiev and Colonel Igor Protsyk, Chief, Bilateral Cooperation Division of the PKO General Staff, Armed Forces of the Ukraine. Emails outline a plan for a staged attack on a Ukrainian air facility including maps of which planes are to be damaged. Other operations are outlined as well. One thing is made clear; the attacks are to appear as though done by Russia. This is stated repeatedly.

We will react to NATO build-up!': Key Putin quotes from defense policy address
RT - Moscow will respond to NATO’s expansion towards Russia’s borders, President Vladimir Putin said at the emergency Security Council meeting in Moscow. Here are his key quotes on Russia’s defense, Western sanctions, and violence in eastern Ukraine.

Israeli envoy: Our soldiers deserve a Nobel Peace Prize - Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the "unimaginable restraint" they are showing in fighting Hamas, Israel's ambassador to the US has said, backing his country's right to self-defense.

Gazans flee Israeli bombardment – into the path of more bombs
The Guardian - Israel – including its Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu – has blamed Hamas for the high rate of civilian deaths, insisting Hamas has turned Gazans into "human shields" or suggesting that Palestinians themselves are somehow responsible for not fleeing when the Israeli army has ordered them to. Gaza's residents have a different explanation for why they have fled – and why they haven't.
* Related: UN school sheltering Gaza displaced hit by Israel shells

Israel hits Al-Jazeera Gaza office - V channel Al-Jazeera evacuated its bureau in Gaza after it came under fire on Tuesday, the Qatar-based network said, and held Israel responsible for the safety of its staff.

Heartrending Gaza: Reporter breaks into tears live on air (VIDEO)
RT - A reporter for Al Jazeera news channel broke into tears halfway through a television broadcast while relaying the horrific scenes and destruction he witnessed following over two weeks of Israeli shelling in Gaza.

Brazil's GM Soy Tied Up Over Trade Dispute With Monsanto
Activist Post - Brazil is the world's number one exporter of soy. It is Monsanto's biggest market after the United States. The USDA expects Brazil to break records next year with 91 million tons of soybean production, but has said the U.S. could replace Brazil as the world's top soybean exporter. Could that have anything to do with a current trade dispute?

U.S. News, Politics & Government

City Refuses to Pay For Obama Fundraising Visit
Mikael Thalen - The city of Medina, Wash. says it won’t be paying for President Obama’s Tuesday evening fundraising visit. According to Medina City Manager Mike Sauerwein, prior presidential visits have cost local residents as much as $35,000 due to security related issues, but not anymore.

Rand Paul Rips Obama As Immigration Becomes Major 2016 Issue
Breitbart - President Barack Obama's executive amnesty for illegal aliens via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and other executive orders is a 'magnet' for illegal immigration, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Tuesday.

Gang Member Wanted for Murder Killed in Border Shootout with Texas Police
Breitbart - Citizens ran for cover as authorities and a presumed member of the Texas Syndicate prison gang got into a brutal firefight less than a mile from the border with Mexico.

Pelosi: Border Children Should Be Treated Like Refugee Baby Jesus
Breitbart - The congressional leader dismissed the strain on our nations financial resources to care for all the children of the world in troubled areas, saying she believes the U.S. government should look at the children like "baby Jesus," who she added "was a refugee from violence."

Former Border Agent: Gov’t Using Immigrant Children for ‘asymmetrical warfare’ Operation
Adan Salazar -“In other words [the government is] assisting in the downfall of America..” By leaving strategic areas along the southern U.S. border unprotected, and by using children as the face of the illegal immigrant surge to elicit public sympathy, the federal government is engaging in a sophisticated military tactic known as “asymmetrical warfare” against the American people, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent is warning.

Illegal Immigration And Gangs: Someday Our Cities Will Burn Because We Didn’t Protect Our Borders
Economic Collapse - In many communities, gang activity is already wildly out of control, and someday our cities will burn because of the foolishness of the federal government.

Obamacare dealt massive setback by federal appeals court
Washington Times - Millions of Americans are not entitled to government health insurance subsidies under Obamacare because of the way the law is written, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Veteran News

VIDEO: Marine Gets Locked Inside VA Outpatient Clinic
Breitbart - News 13 reported on a Florida veteran who on Monday was trapped inside of a VA outpatient center when the staff forgot he was waiting.

Elderly veteran arrested for asking gov't officials to speak louder
RT - A 76-year-old military veteran was arrested for disorderly conduct at a public county board meeting for asking officials to speak up when they refused to use the microphones. The hearing was over a controversial new plant in the area.

Energy & Environment

Two Ways Bird Declines Are Linked to Chemical Pesticides
Activist Post - "Neonicotinoids were always regarded as selective toxins. But our results suggest that they may affect the entire ecosystem," says Hans de Kroon of Radboud University and co-author of a study recently published in Nature journal. It's not just the bees. There are at least two ways that neonicotinoid pesticides dramatically affect the bird population.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs
The Daily Sheeple - While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water, the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy.

4 important questions to ask vendors at your local farmer's market
(NaturalNews) Some vendors at farmer's markets actually aren't local but travel from market to market, sometimes crossing state lines, selling wholesale produce. Sometimes these vendors pull up to the market with large amounts of produce and sell straight from the back of a truck. Just because it's sold at a farmer's market, doesn't mean it's local.


15 Natural Remedies for Back Pain
Dr. Mercola - Before you resort to back-pain surgery, steroid injections, or even prescription painkillers, try these highly effective, safe, and natural alternatives.

Four herbs with natural painkilling properties
(NaturalNews) Tens of millions of people around the world live with acute or chronic pain, and their desperate attempts to alleviate it has made prescription painkillers a billion dollar industry for Big Pharma.

Health benefits of cherries include reduced gout flare-ups
(NaturalNews) Along with the summer months come more of a preference for a variety of seasonal fruits, ranging from peaches to watermelon. Perhaps though, one fruit tops the list of quintessential summer foods: cherries.

A Whole Foods Boycott?
Blacklisted News - For those not aware, it has been reported for months that Whole Foods is knowingly selling dietary products which are significantly contaminated with toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and tungsten. Some of these contaminated levels exceed California Proposition 65 limits by nearly 2000%.

Fluoride, bleach and pesticide - three common chemicals in conventional food
(NaturalNews) The bottom line is that chemicals kill good bacteria, and this is the number one detriment to all immunity.... People who eat nutrient-dead food regularly are getting shots full of chemicals. Eventually, after 10 to 20 years of consuming powerful food chemicals, putting toxins on your skin and having them injected into muscle tissue regularly (vaccines and flu shots), the human body breaks down.

Hemp Seed-Eating Village in China Holds Oldest, Healthiest People in the World
Natural Society - Bolivia said to be the oldest living person in the world, at 123 years of age, a village in China is boasting ages far older than the global average, and few suffer from any health problems. Scientists believe the secret is in their diet, which actually includes lots of hempseed.

Scientists Review 343 Studies To See If Organic Food Is Really Better For You
Natural Blaze - The study was recently published in The British Journal of Nutrition and identified a clear difference between organic and non-organic food.... The study emphasized that the concentrations of a wide variety of antioxidants were found to be far greater in organic crops than those within conventional crops.

These Little Beans Pack a Big Health Punch
Natural Blaze - The National School of Biological Science of the National Polytechnic Institute launched a study into the health benefits of beans, specifically the Jamapa variety of black beans, to evaluate the legume’s antioxidant and antihypertensive qualities. The proteins found in beans also remove heavy metals from the body.

The many health benefits of eating black pepper
STEPin2 - Black pepper is a popular spice worldwide. It is used in almost every dish because of its perfect amount of heat and flavor. According to a paper from the University of Wisconsin, evidence shows that it has been used in virtually every civilization in human history. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of this organic food....

Pet News

2 Electronic Tools that Make Caring for Your Pet a Piece of Cake
Dr. Becker - The American Red Cross’s Pet First Aid app for Apple and Android mobile devices gives you quick access to your pet’s vital information wherever you are. The 99-cent app contains advice and step-by-step instructions for more than 25 common pet situations, such as how to administer CPR, find the nearest pet hotel or learn about substances that may be toxic for your furry friend.

Want to Help Slow Your Pet's Aging? Consider This 25-Year Study
Dr. Becker - Results of a 25-year study on rhesus macaques conducted at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, suggest that monkeys fed a reduced-calorie diet live longer than monkeys who are able to eat as much as they want. In fact, the free-fed monkeys were twice as likely to die at any age as the calorie-restricted macaques.

Tuesday - July 22, 2014 - Today in History:
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.
1937 - The U.S. Senate rejected President Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
1943 - American forces led by General George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.
1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were presented to the House Subcommittee on Appropriations.
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 were killed when U.S. forces stormed a villa in Mosul, Iraq.
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.
2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis landed successfully at Kennedy Space Center. It was the final flight of NASA's space shuttle program.

World News

MH17 Show & Tell: It’s the West’s Turn
Tony Cartalucci - Russia has now shown its satellite pictures and radar information from the Donetsk, Ukraine region during the July 17, 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash.... Now it's time for the Pentagon to show the world their pictures and data along with their explanations.

Double standard: 298 killed on MH17 while media ignores 478 killed in Eastern Ukraine by regime
Kurt Nimmo - Warning: Extremely graphic photos of slaughtered Ukrainian civilians.... Since the regime’s crackdown on “terrorists,” in other words separatists in the eastern part of the country opposed to rule imposed by the Kyiv regime, nearly 500 hundred civilians have died, including seven children. 1,392 civilians have been wounded. 279 remain in the hospital.

Israel warplanes hit over 70 targets in Gaza
Press TV - Gaza police spokesman Ayman Batniji said on Tuesday morning that Israeli military aircraft bombarded more than 70 targets including five mosques and a sports complex in Gaza overnight.... Latest reports say Israeli raids have killed nearly 600 Palestinians, with the fatalities being mostly women and children. Over 3,500 others have also sustained injuries in the Israeli raids.

Hundreds of Japanese hold silent protest for Gaza - Some 500 people on Monday staged a silent protest in Tokyo against the bloodshed in Gaza, the biggest such gathering in the Japanese capital since the violence began early this month, organizers said.
* Related: In Photos: Worldwide protests against Israeli attack on Gaza

China signs currency swap worth 150 billion yuan with Switzerland
(Reuters) - China signed a bilateral currency swap agreement worth 150 billion yuan ($24.17 billion) with the Swiss central bank, which can invest up to 15 billion yuan in China's bond market. The three-year swap, signed on Monday, will "provide liquidity support for bilateral economic and trade exchanges and help maintain financial stability," the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement on its website,

'Tokyo should no longer be inhabited,' Japanese doctor warns residents regarding radiation
(NaturalNews) In an essay addressed to his colleagues, Japanese doctor Shigeru Mita has explained why he recently moved away from Tokyo to restart his practice in western Japan: He believes that Tokyo is no longer safe to inhabit due to radioactive contamination caused by the March 11, 2011, meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Malaysia, pro-Russians reach deal over MH17: PM
Press TV - According to the deal, made between Razak and Aleksander Borodai, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, the pro-Russians agreed to hand over the bodies of the victims and grant access to the crash site, Razak added…He further noted that the two black boxes of the plane will be given to a Malaysian team in Donetsk.

Kiev Attacks Donetsk, Headquarters for MH17 Response
Tony Cartalucci - Reuters reported that the NATO-backed regime in Kiev has launched an offensive on the eastern city of Donetsk, Donetsk province. In its article, “Fighting erupts in Ukraine as crash investigators arrive,” Reuters states...

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash
RT - The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Kiev’s evidence of militia’s responsibility for airliner crash faked says expert
ITAR-TASS - A tape posted by Ukrainian security services in the Internet and allegedly recording a talk between self-defense fighters about the destruction of a Malaysian airliner is a fake, experts said on Sunday.

Malaysia Airlines Diverts Flight Over Syrian Airspace
Paul Joseph Watson - Malaysia Airlines has caused consternation by diverting a flight over Syrian airspace just days after the shoot down of MH17. Having re-routed flights from eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of last week’s deadly tragedy, the company has chosen instead to divert some of its planes over airspace which is even more dangerous.

Malaysia PM Announces MH17 Black Boxes Will Be Handed Over Shortly
Zero Hedge - Quelling some conspiracies - though we are sure more will come on 'tampering' - the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak issued a statement confirming it has reached an agreement on the MH17 investigation... MALAYSIA SAYS BLACK BOXES TO BE HANDED OVER TO MALAYSIAN TEAM.

Israeli tank strikes on Gaza hospital kill 4, scores injured - medics
RT - Four Palestinian’s have been killed and dozens wounded after an Israeli tank shell hit the third floor of Al-Aqsa hospital in central Gaza, according to a Health Ministry spokesman.

Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hits
Reuters - McDonald's and KFC parent Yum apologized to customers on Monday after Chinese regulators shut a local meat supplier following a TV report that showed workers picking up meat from a factory floor, as well as mixing meat beyond its expiration date with fresh meat.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

City Block Evacuated After Bus Passenger Finds Police Training Pipe Bomb
Mikael Thalen - Only moments after discovering the bag, officers shut down all surrounding air space, barring news helicopters and aircraft from flying near the scene. Incredibly, after a bomb disposal robot shot through the device, police claimed the item was a fake pipe bomb used during a training exercise the prior week.

Friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber faces 25 years in prison
RT - Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the first trial related to the April 2013 bombing.

Man killed in his home during police raid over $2 worth of marijuana
Police State USA - A man was shot to death in his bedroom by a SWAT team that had stormed in uninvited looking for contraband plants. The violence — which netted only trace amounts of illegal vegetation — adds another casualty to the death toll in America’s bloody Drug War.

IRS Official Says Even More Employees Had Computer Problems - When it was later revealed that six more IRS employees could not produce certain records related to the investigation, at least one due to another computer failure, it seemed more than a little convenient…Now, it appears that there are even more records that the IRS may not be able to produce due to employee computer failures.

What the Governor’s Press Conference Left Unresolved on Our Border
Breitbart - Governor Rick Perry’s much-anticipated announcement of the deployment of up to 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to portions of the Texas border with Mexico left many issues unresolved. As the deployment appears to be focused on the Rio Grande Sector of the border, the most looming unresolved issue is the fate of the rest of the border.

Budget to transport illegals across USA approaches $100M
Breitbart - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approved a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 that includes $5.508 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations. Included in that amount is more than $87 million for the transportation of illegal immigrants--most often via plane--from the U.S.-Mexico border to federal facilities around the nation.

TX Town Swamped with Dead Bodies, 911 Calls 70 Miles From the Border
Breitbart - Brooks County is too far from the border to receive federal funds for illegal immigrants, but from the discovery of mass graves, illegals, including children, who roam aimlessly sometimes until dead from the heat and exhaustion, the current immigration crisis is far from confined to the border.

Economy & Business

Goldman Managing Director Found Dead In Apparent Kite Surfing Accident
Zero Hedge - Police are still investigating the tragic death of 39-year-old Goldman Sachs Managing Director Nicholas Valtz this weekend…While there is no accusation of suicide in this case, it sadly brings the number of young financial services executives deaths to 16 this year.

Veteran News

Press Release: Veterans To Deliver Letter to Israeli Ambassador: Stop the Slaughter of Palestinian Civilians in Gaza! - Members of Veterans For Peace will deliver a letter to Israel's Embassy, 3514 International Dr. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, at 1:30 pm Monday afternoon, July 21. The letter calls on the government of Israel to immediately halt the bombing of Palestinian civilians and to withdraw all its troops and military assets from Gaza. Colonel Ann Wright, who has visited Palestine and Israel several times, will head up the delegation. Related video.

Housing Market

Why the housing recovery is over, in four charts - If you’re waiting to sell your house because you think prices will continue to rise, don’t. The housing recovery that began in 2012 came on almost as quickly and forcefully as the real estate crash that preceded it.

Energy & Environment

You are now Breathing Ethylene Dibromide, Virally Mutated Molds, Nano-Particulates of Aluminum and Barium, and Polymer Fibers with Unidentified Bio-Active Material
Geoengineering Watch - This image showing a relatively pristine earth was taken during the Apollo Missions between 1969 and 1972. The earth floats like a beautiful blue and white jewel in space with no haze or luminosity covering it. Compare it with the next few images of earth taken during the era of chemtrails. Shocking isn’t it?

Billionaire Warns: Yellen Collapse 'Will Be Unlike Any Other'
Moneynews - Another horrific stock market crash is coming, and the next bust will be “unlike any other” we have seen. That’s the message from Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist of GMO, a Boston-based firm with $117 billion in assets under management.

Detroit: No Water Shutoffs For Next 15 Days
ABC News - Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy that has prompted large protests and caught the attention of the judge overseeing the city's bankruptcy.

SoCal Homeowners Spray-Painting Lawns Green To Avoid Water Fees During Drought
(CBS SF) - Painters color match parts of the lawn that are still green using dyes mixed with water, and sprayed onto the grass. McCoy says the grass doesn’t die completely, and when winter rains come, the lawn will turn green again on their own.

Amazing Secret Way To Get FREE Solar Panels - The solar panel provider ends up with a whole load of damaged but working solar panels. They can’t sell them so they usually have to pay to have them disposed of. What you need to do is find the contact details for the solar panel providers and give them a call to see if they have any damaged but functioning solar panels you can take off their hands. The person I know who did this got around $800 of working solar panels for free, just for a bit of detective work.

Science & Technology

Online 'fingerprinting' stalking web users, nearly impossible to block
RT - At least five percent of the internet’s top 100,000 websites are using a new kind of online tracking system – one which essentially takes a “fingerprint” of your computer via its web browser.

Forensic scientist identifies suspicious 'back doors' running on every iOS device
ZDNet - According to one slide the iPhone is "reasonably secure" to a typical attacker and the iPhone 5 and iOS 7 are more secure from everybody except Apple and the government.

Verizon Offers Free Gifts to Customers Who Consent to Surveillance
Kit Daniels - Verizon Wireless is launching a rewards program this week for subscribers who consent to having their everyday movements tracked.

What Does The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site Look Like Today? - Forty-five years ago yesterday, the Sea of Tranquility saw a brief flurry of activity when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin dared to disturb the ancient lunar dust. Now the site has lain quiet, untouched, for almost half a century. Are any traces of the astronauts still visible?


Mangosteen fruit shown to kill breast cancer cells without causing harm
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences' (UCAS) College of Life Sciences found that the pericarp of the mangosteen fruit, which is commonly grown in Thailand and Malaysia, contains a unique compound that triggers apoptosis, or cell death, in breast cancer cells.

The potent health benefits of thyme
STEPin2 - Organic thyme contains a volatile oil called thymol, which may be responsible for thyme’s antioxidant benefits. Thyme oil has been shown to significantly increase the amount of healthy fats in animal studies. Organic thyme is also a great source of manganese, which is considered to have antioxidant properties.

Blackstrap molasses can improve hair growth and color
(NaturalNews) This nutritious grade of molasses, which is the thick, syrup-like byproduct of the sugar cane refinement process, is absolutely packed with essential minerals that are seldom found in such high concentrations elsewhere. For this reason, blackstrap makes a robust and inexpensive health supplement that can correct many nutrient deficiencies in the body.

Whooping cough outbreak strikes county where 95 percent of children are vaccinated
(NaturalNews) Yolo County, which sits directly east of Napa County near Sacramento, is reportedly seeing a larger spike in cases of pertussis than most other counties in California, despite the fact that roughly 95 percent of the children living there are up to date with their vaccines.

Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet Treats Type 2 Diabetes and Reduces Need for Diabetes Drugs
Green Med Info - New research finds that a change to a low-carb Mediterranean Diet can significantly reverse and reduce type 2 diabetes incidence, even more than a low-fat diet - which also reduces risk.

Pet News

Formaldehyde in Pet Foods
Susan Thixton - Formaldehyde is approved by AAFCO for use in animal feed, but there are regulations on how much can be used.... For many companies rendering dead animals for fat and meat meals, the formaldehyde levels added during processing do not always follow the correct meaning of what is defined in AAFCO publications.

Seasonal Mistakes to Avoid with Your Pets - Life-Saving Info Inside
Dr. Becker - Your dog can overheat virtually anywhere – on a hiking trail or in your backyard; the best route of prevention is to leave your dog at home, ideally in an air-conditioned area, when it’s hot (certainly if it’s 90°F or above).... Heatstroke isn't only a matter for dogs; cats can suffer from it too. I recommend keeping your cat indoors, but if yours does spend time outside, make sure she's inside if the temperatures become extreme, especially during the hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Monday - July 21, 2014 - Today in History:
1733 - John Winthrop was granted the first honorary Doctor of Law Degree given by Harvard College in Cambridge, MA.
1861 - The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, VA. The Confederates won the battle.
1930 - The Veterans Administration of the United States was established.
1944 - American forces landed on Guam during World War II.
1949 - The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
1954 - The Geneva Conference partitioned Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
1961 - Captain Virgil "Gus" Grissom became the 2nd American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth. He was flying on the Liberty Bell 7.
1980 - Draft registration began in the United States for 19 and 20-year-old men.
1997 - The U.S.S. Constitution, which defended the United States during the War of 1812, set sail under its own power for the first time in 116 years.
2002 - WorldCom Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At the time it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
2004 - White House officials were briefed on the September 11 commission's final report. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited "deep institutional failings within our government." The report was released to the public the next day.
2010 - President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of U.S. lending and high finance rules since the 1930s.
2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was the last flight of NASA's space shuttle program.

World News

Whistleblower: U.S. Satellite Images Show Ukrainian Troops Shooting Down MH17
Paul Joseph Watson - Award winning former Associated Press reporter Robert Parry has been told by an intelligence source that the United States is in possession of satellite imagery which shows that Ukrainian troops were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Israel tanks, jets continue pounding Gaza
Press TV - Israeli tanks and warplanes have continued pounding the Gaza Strip for the 14th day, with the death toll among Palestinians rising to 508.

Palestinian envoy slams UN Security Council inaction
Press TV - Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Riyad Mansour has criticized the UN Security Council for its inaction in the face of Israel’s ongoing invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Venezuela condemns Israeli invasion of Gaza
Press TV - The Venezuelan president has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council to condemn the Israeli regime for its atrocities and policy of genocide against the Palestinian population in Gaza.

What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner?
Paul Craig Roberts - One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it. Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone can tell the difference between low-flying attack aircraft and an airliner at 33,000 feet. The Ukrainians do have Buk anti-aircraft missile systems, and a Buk battery was operational in the region and deployed at a site from which it could have fired a missile at the airliner.

The Buk air defense system is in service with a number of countries - The Buk has been exported to a number of countries. After collapse of the Soviet Union a number of air defense systems were passed on to successor states. Currently Russia operates about 350 systems. Other operators are Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, India, North Korea, Ukraine, Syria, Vietnam and Venezuela.

Biggest Dutch Daily Calls For NATO Intervention To Protect MH17; Feinstein Tells Putin To "Man Up And Confess"
Zero Hedge - As expected, the narrative that the jet was shot down over Ukraine by Putin promptly became the go to version of the western media, and in the absence of actual facts, the appeal to emotions took over and quickly hit a fever pitch. Below is a sampling of some UK newspaper front pages.

Ron Paul — What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 - Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said.

Malaysia Airlines Releases Flight MH17 passenger list - Malaysia Airlines is appealing to the family members or friends of those onboard MH17 to contact the airline. Enclosed is the MH17 passenger manifest for reference.... As of 19 July 2014, 5:00pm, the table below shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities...

World mourns MH17 crash victims as body recovery continues
RT - The fragments of Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight and the bodies of victims in the tragic crash were scattered over a space of several square kilometers including residential area in eastern Ukraine. Local residents were among those sharing the shock and burden of having to deal with the bodies, and many adorned the site of the crash with flowers on Saturday.

Gaza suffers its deadliest day after 'heinous massacre'
The Independent - A night and day of ferocious violence has resulted in more than 100 deaths in Gaza, with Palestinian accusations that a bloody assault on the town of Shuja’iya by Israeli forces, leaving bodies on the streets and buildings destroyed, was motivated by revenge for the deaths of 13 soldiers.
* Related video (Very Graphic)

15,000 turn out for pro-Gaza rally in London (PHOTOS)
RT - London streets were swarmed by a pro-Palestinian demonstration which gathered nearly 15,000 participants Saturday. Marching down to the Israeli Embassy from Downing Street, they chanted “Israel is a terror state,” slamming Tel Aviv’s offensive in Gaza.... The death toll from the operation launched by Israel, including the ground offensive of two days ago, has now reached 400 people by Palestinian health ministry’s accounts, the overwhelming majority of them civilians.

Russia to work with BRICS in combating Afghanistan drug smuggling
IRR - Russia is going to have to increasingly depend on the BRICS countries and neighbours of drug producing regions, instead of NATO, to battle drug trafficking, the Head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov said.

Australia becomes first developed country to abolish carbon tax
RT - The Australian Senate has voted to scrap the controversial two-year old carbon emission tax, signaling a major victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Reaching the national carbon reduction goals remains in question.

Venezuela's Breathtaking Air Tax
Bloomberg - On July 1, the government of President Nicolas Maduro started collecting a fresh-air tax on airline passengers at the country's biggest airport. The charge -- about $20 -- is (please inhale) for breathing the air at Maiquetia's departure terminal, where the ventilation system apparently has been enhanced with refreshing dollops of ozone.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Of Course the White House Knew the Border Crisis Was Coming and Lied about It
The Daily Sheeple - Newly released Homeland Security data shows the government knew about the coming border crisis a year ago. You mean…wait, you mean the government LIED?

FedEx Indicted For Failing To Look Into Its Packages To See If Any Online Pharmacies Were Sending Drugs - The company that's merely acting as the conduit shouldn't be liable for what's traversing over its system. The implications of changing that, and holding a company liable are very serious. It's going to create massive incentives for shipping companies to not just open up and look at what's in our packages, but to also make on-the-fly determinations of whether or not they think it's legal.

Hillary Tells EU to Use MH17 Tragedy to Find Alternatives to Gazprom (dollar dumping gas giant)
Activist Post - Ah, now the agenda is starting to make a bit more sense. Hillary Clinton doesn't want a good crisis to go to waste. She told Charlie Rose that her recommendation to the European Union is to take advantage of the shot-down MH17 tragedy to "Immediately accelerate efforts to find alternatives to Gazprom."

Dear Fellow American: Do You Remember Iraq? Syria? ANYTHING?
Washington's Blog - Do you remember that the U.S. government came really close to lying us into a war in Syria? Or that the mainstream media played a big part in both wars … and apologized for their horrible coverage. So why do you now believe – without any investigation or evidence – the American government and media now saying that Putin is guilty for the shootdown of the Malaysian plane?

Former Border Patrol Chief: ‘1 in 5’ Illegals Has Criminal Record
Breitbart - Former US Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Coburn reported that the southern border is seeing “the kind of chaos we saw along the border prior to 9/11” and that “one in five” illegal aliens today has a criminal record in an appearance on Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Justice With Judge Jeanine.”

Wolfgang Halbig: 11,000 page Sandy Hook “script”/ CT State Police gave false affidavits
Veterans Today - Two Connecticut State Troopers have now confirmed to Wolfgang Halbig that an 11,000 page document in his possession was “the script” for the Sandy Hook fake shooting.

Rep. Massie on shocking 9/11 documents: "It challenges you to re-think everything"
Ben Swann - On Friday Rep. Massie commented on his Facebook page: “Before we involve ourselves in #Iraq, Congressmen and their constituents need to know more about the events leading up to 9/11. Understanding what enabled this tragedy to occur is fundamental to drafting a strategy for the Middle East.

Historic rally in Detroit — 3,000, led by RNs and community leaders ‘Turn on the water.’
National Nurses United - Brandishing signs that read “Water is a Human Right,” “Turn on the Water. Tax Wall Street,” “Water = Life,” “Blame Chase,” “Make the Banks Pay,” and “Nurses are the Real Emergency Managers,” marchers streamed through downtown Detroit to a big rally in front of the city/county building after a stop at a branch of Chase bank. Related video.

The Obama Administration Will Seize Land from the Lakota Sioux if They aren’t Stopped - The federal government is planning to take the South Unit of Badlands National Park and turn it over to the Department of the Interior, to have it administered by the National Park Service.

Economy & Business

The Austerity Diaries: How Long Can You Go Without Spending Money?
The Daily Sheeple - I’m not talking about your day-to-day necessities like house payments and fuel for the vehicle. I’m talking about those little impulse buys that most of us make without thinking twice about them. We spend more money than we realize on silly things. If you spend money on the following, you could go a lot longer than you think without spending.

Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Hold Corporate Officers Criminally Responsible for Concealing Dangers
AllGov - The Hide No Harm Act, introduced by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls for executives to be prosecuted and jailed if found guilty of making decisions that injure or kill people.

Energy & Environment

California City Will Fine Couple $500 For Not Watering Brown Lawn, State Will Fine’em $500 If They Do
The Consumerist - When you’re in a steady relationship, communication is clear. Because when mom says to do one thing, and dad says another, the kids get really confused. Such is the case in California, where the state has issued rules for homeowners to conserve water in the midst of extreme drought, with fines of $500 per day or violating those guidelines, but one city is threatening to fine a couple $500 — unless they water their lawn.

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers
ProPublica - California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.

Sonic cannons for E. Coast: Obama approves oil exploration despite ‘threat to sea life’
RT - The Obama administration has announced it is reopening the US Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, clearing the way for the use of sonic cannons to locate energy deposits - despite the threat to sea life.

Science & Technology

Climate change: Could we engineer greener humans?
BBC - “What hasn’t been suggested with respect to addressing climate change?” The answer they landed on is human engineering: the biomedical modification of human beings to reduce their impact on the environment. The associate professor suggests that by changing our underlying biology – altering our size or diet, for instance – we could create greener humans.

U.S. Says Russia Planned Digital Terror Attack on NASDAQ
Kurt Nimmo - As the world heard about the downing of MH17 in Ukraine on July 17, Bloomberg Businesswek reported hackers with an “intelligence agency of another country” had placed malware on the American stock exchange NASDAQ.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

One Man’s Genius Idea For Growing A Huge Tomato Crop - I started may 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about 10 inches... buried the can to where the top holes just barely were above the ground... put in two shovels full of compost... then I fill the can up with water ever 2 days and try not to water the leaves... these four plants are now 5 ft 4 inches in less that a month and a half and loaded with green tomatoes and about a hundred sets of tomato blossoms...


How to Prevent, and Treat, Sunburn
Dr. Mercola - The amount of antioxidants you get from your diet actually plays a major role in how you effectively avoid sunburn. The more antioxidants you have in your skin, the lower your risk of getting burned. They act as an internal type of sunscreen and allow you to maximize your sun exposure while minimizing the risks. Carotenoids, for instance, are critical to the photosynthetic process and protect a plant or organism from damage by light and oxygen.

Essential oils are the perfect non-toxic bug repellant
(NaturalNews) Natural remedies have been used for thousands of years as people have struggled to keep bugs at bay. One particularly useful solution to the insect problem has traditionally been essential oils.

Dementia prevention: coconut oil continues succeeding; Big Pharma keeps failing
(NaturalNews) There have been three attempts since 2012 to create an effective and not too terribly toxic pharmaceutical solution to Alzheimer's. They all failed and even caused worsening conditions with an occasional death during testing.

Aloe vera and coconut oil: two superfoods shown to treat acne
(NaturalNews) According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 40 to 50 million people across the nation.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Watermelon
Dr. Mercola - Watermelon contains more of the antioxidant lycopene than fresh tomatoes; one cup of watermelon has 1.5 times the lycopene as a raw tomato. L-citrulline, an amino acid in watermelon, seems to protect against muscle pain. Watermelon rind is edible and actually contains more of the amino acid citrulline than the pink flesh; citrulline is converted to arginine in your kidneys, which is important for heart and immune system health.

Top 10 magnesium-rich foods to boost your intake of this essential mineral
(NaturalNews) Magnesium helps keep the immune system healthy, fights depression, helps prevent high blood pressure and muscle twitches like restless leg syndrome and reduces your risk of migraine headaches. Some experts say the mineral may also play an important role in preventing Alzheimer's disease and colon cancer.

Deadly mosquito virus reported in eastern Massachusetts - The Massachusetts Department of Health just confirmed that a July 15th laboratory test in Plymouth County has tested positive for EEE, a dangerous virus that can cause inflammation of the brain and in one third of cases, death.

These Blockbuster Drugs Destroy Heart Benefits of Fish Oil
Green Med Info - Last year, we reported on a study published in JAMA which proposed that statin drugs are responsible for interfering with contemporary fish oil trial results by inhibiting the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids – a still widely unrecognized confounding variable which we have not found reported elsewhere. At the time of the JAMA report, this explanation was strictly speculative. Now, a new retrospective study lends significant epidemiological support to the hypothesis.

Antipsychotic Meds May Literally Shrink Your Brain says Study
Natural Blaze - A study published today has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measurable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia.

A Water Recipe That Literally Flushes Fat
Natural Blaze - You may have heard some of the hype about “Fat Flush Water.” But how exactly does water flush fat out of your system? Clearly, water is not some kind of magic diet supplement. Your body needs enough water everyday to keep hydrated and cleanse itself of unwanted materials.

Pet News

Xanax for dogs? Epidemic of medicated dogs calling into question sanity of their owners
(NaturalNews) More and more vets are prescribing mind-altering psychiatric drugs for dogs they've diagnosed with depression or anxiety. These drugs come with a whole busload of side effects and warnings, including, according to the ASPCA ironically, increased anxiety.

Friday - July 18, 2014 - 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.
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.
1971 - New Zealand and Australia announced they would pull their troops out of Vietnam.
2005 - An unrepentant Eric Rudolph was sentenced in Birmingham, Ala., to life in prison for an abortion clinic bombing that killed an off-duty police officer and maimed a nurse.
2011 - Gen. David Petraeus handed over command of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan to Gen. John Allen.

World News

Security Council to meet on Ukraine, Malaysia plane
Press TV - The United Nations Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the crash of a Malaysian airliner in the troubled eastern Ukraine. The meeting will take place on Friday at the request of the permanent mission of Britain to the UN in New York.

John McCain warns of 'incredible repercussions' if Russian forces or pro-Russian separatists downed MH17
Daily Mail - U.S. Senator John McCain said Thursday that there would be 'hell to pay, and there should be,' if Russian forces or pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine were behind the missile attack that brought down Malaysian Airlines flight 17.

Was Flight MH-17 Diverted Over Restricted Airspace?
Zero Hedge - While there are various questions that have already emerged from what was supposed to be Ukraine’s “slam dunk” proof confirming Russian rebel involvement in today’s MH-17 tragedy, perhaps one just as gaping question emerges when one looks at what is clearly an outlier flight path in today’s final, and tragic, departure of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777.

Putin denies Russia will reopen spy base in Cuba
Press TV - Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied reports that Moscow plans to reopen a Cold War listening post in Cuba. Putin said on Thursday that Russia could "meet its defense needs without this component."

Ebola virus spreads in four more Liberian counties
Press TV - New cases of Ebola virus have been found in four additional counties in Liberia, raising the number of affected counties to seven out of a total of 15.

Malaysian airliner crashes in E. Ukraine near Russian border, over 280 people on board
RT - A Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing-777 with over 280 passengers on board has crashed in Ukraine, close to the border with Russia. Both Kiev and the opposition deny involvement in the incident.

Kiev deployed powerful surface-to-air missile systems to E. Ukraine ahead of the Malaysian plane crash
RT - The Ukrainian military has several batteries of Buk surface-to-air missile systems with at least 27 launchers, capable of bringing down high-flying jets, in the Donetsk region where the Malaysian passenger plane crashed, Russian Defense Ministry said.

Ukraine Already Blaming Russia for Shooting Down Malaysian Airliner
The Daily Sheeple - Ukrainian separatists have officially denied responsibility for the downed Boeing. But in its afternoon coverage today, ABC News ran this statement from the Foreign Ministry in Kiev claiming to have proof it will soon present that Russia brought down the Malaysian flight...

Reports that Putin flew similar route as MH17, presidential airport says 'hasn't overflown Ukraine for long time'
RT - Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s jet shortly before the crash that killed 295, Interfax news agency reports citing sources.

[FIRST FOOTAGE] Malaysia flight MH17 crash site
Live Leak - [Warning: Graphic images] Video has emerged showing the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was allegedly shot down by a Russian operated Buk Missile System. So far Russia has denied involvement.

FLASHBACK 2001 - Ukraine admits missile may have downed Russian plane
The Guardian - A Ukrainian official today admitted that his country's military may have mistakenly shot down a Russian commercial airliner over the Black sea last week, killing all 78 people on board. The announcement by Yevhen Marchuk, the head of the Ukrainian security council and a member of the commission investigating the tragedy, marks the first time that the country has conceded it may be responsible.

Democrats Blame Russia for Passenger Plane Shoot Down
Kurt Nimmo - Julia Ioffe, writing for the New Democrat propaganda centerpiece New Republic, insinuates separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine are responsible for the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 earlier today. Ioffe, a Russian-born blogger, appears regularly on Mockingbird media venues such as MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, and Forbes. She specializes in anti-Russian propaganda.

IDF calls up additional 18,000 reservists as ground operation in Gaza starts
RT - Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the military to start a ground operation in Gaza, his office has announced. "The prime minister and defence minister have instructed the IDF to begin a ground operation tonight in order to hit the terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel," the statement said.

Israel & Palestine: The Maps Tell The True Story
What Really Happened - How does a defensive action result in the total conquest of someone else's lands? The answer is that it does not. Israel is the aggressor. The maps of Israel then and now prove it.

“Development Banks” Are Ruining the Philippines: Billions of Dollars Deeper in Debt with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank
Global Research - The groups, denouncing new World Bank loans for recovery efforts in typhoon-devastated areas, said that the Philippines needs grants, not enlargement of its debts, to recover from the death and destruction caused by super-typhoon Yolanda.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama And Putin Speak, Mention Plane Crash; Obama Threatens With More Sanctions
Zero Hedge - While the world was riveted by the latest Malaysian Airlines tragedy, Obama and Putin spoke. According to Reuters, Obama warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the United States and its allies are prepared to impose additional sanctions on Moscow if it does not change course in Ukraine.

U.S. Army Training to Fight Black Americans
Paul Joseph Watson - A promotional video touting FEMA’s emergency response capabilities shows U.S. National Guard troops training to detain unruly African-American citizens in prison camps before handing them over to police.

14 Reasons Obama Is Lying When He Claims The World Is ‘More Stable’ And ‘Less Violent’ Than Ever
Economic Collapse - The world is becoming increasingly unstable, and if we aren't really careful we could see World War III break out before too long. But if you listen to Obama, he makes it sound like we are living in an emerging global utopia.

Florida city imposes fines and jailtime for violating dress code on public property
Police State USA - The 4-0 vote on July 15th officially created a new crime in the City of Ocala: wearing saggy pants.... Individuals whose pants sag two (2) inches below the natural waistline may now be issued a 2nd Degree Misdemeanor. The punishment is fines of up to $500.00 or the possibility of jail time up to 180 days.

Teen hospitalized after being suspected of being out past police-imposed curfew
Police State USA - It was just past 10:00 p.m., the hour in which the town of Clairton (pop. 6,700) had arbitrarily declared that people under the age of 18 must not be found in public under penalty of law. The ordinance (and all such curfews) directly violates the individuals’ right to travel and peaceably assemble.

Connecticut trooper admits to stealing cash, gold from dying motorcyclist
RINF - A veteran Connecticut state trooper faces a year and a half in prison after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing a dying motorcyclist’s cash and gold crucifix at the scene of a 2012 crash.

Economy & Business

Microsoft to Slash 18,000 Jobs Week After Bill Gates Pushed for Unlimited Guest-Worker Visas
Breitbart - On Thursday, a week after former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates argued for amnesty and for an unlimited number of high-tech guest-worker visas, Microsoft announced it would slash 18,000 jobs.

Elizabeth Warren Torches Janet Yellen on Too-Big-To-Fail
Zero Hedge - Yellen’s acting routine is worthy of an Academy Award. In her role, she plays a caring, sweet, grandmotherly type figure all concerned about the poor and middle-class, when reality points to a career as a staunch, frontline protecter of the bankster oligarchy.

House extends highway trust fund by $10.9B
CNBC News - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, a measure aimed at averting cutbacks in August in federal money for road, bridge and transit projects

Veteran News

636,000 Vets Wait a Month or More for Doc Appointments
USA Today - Some 636,000 veterans across the country have medical appointments that are least a month from when they wanted to be seen, and 8,000 have been waiting four months to see a doctor, the chairman of a Senate committee announced Wednesday.

Energy & Environment

California Citizens Fill Shasta County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers Hearing Today Over Chemtrails - The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this afternoon to investigate further on “chemtrails” after nearly four hours of public comment on the issue.

Science & Technology

Snowden: NSA employees routinely pass around intercepted nude photos - Edward Snowden has revealed that he witnessed “numerous instances” of National Security Agency (NSA) employees passing around nude photos that were intercepted “in the course of their daily work.”

U.S. Military Seeks To Brain Scan Troops For “Signs of Potential Betrayal”
The Daily Sheeple - The massive investment in neuroscience undertaken by the U.S. BRAIN project and its sister initiative the Human Brain Project is increasingly taking a turn toward the examination of mental health. In fact, hundreds of European scientists working on the project are threatening a boycott because of this direction.

Public Outrage Over Net Neutrality Proposal Causes FCC Site to Crash
Common Dreams - The Federal Communications Commission received so many comments on net neutrality Tuesday that its site crashed, making it necessary to extend the public comment period until midnight on Friday.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

US Government Orders Farmers To Destroy 30 Million Pounds Of Their Own Crop
Off the Grid News - In one of the worst examples of government regulation and intrusion, the US government ordered Michigan cherry farmers to literally dump 30 million pounds of cherries on the ground. Even worse, many cherry farmers are being driven out of business because of the outrageous rules.

Farm Animal Sex' Sign Tries to Scare Off Housing Development
Breitbart - Residents of a rural area in Florida are fighting a proposed housing development by putting up signs warning their potential new neighbors about what really goes on at farms in Englewood.


Strawberries proven to block mercury in fish: Health Ranger shares research with the public
(NaturalNews) As part of my ongoing scientific research into heavy metals, elemental retention and metals capturing, I have identified and documented anti-heavy-metals substances which have a remarkable natural affinity for binding with and "capturing" heavy metals.

Three healthy summer desserts that are simply yummy
(NaturalNews) Summertime is the perfect time to indulge in healthy, cooling desserts. Here are three delicious deserts that are nutritious enough for you and your family to enjoy guilt free all summer long.

Curcumin Kills Throat Cancer Cells: Study
Natural Blaze - It is widely believed that curcumin, a component of turmeric spice, is an effective anti-inflammatory agent and pain reducer. However, there is now documented evidence that curcumin is actually a cancer killer.

Drug-Resistant Superbug Cases Rise Significantly in Southeastern US
Activist Post - Cases of the highly contagious, drug-resistant bacteria, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), have increased fivefold in community hospitals in the Southeastern United States, according to a new study published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Thursday - July 17, 2014 - Today in History:
1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.
1862 - National cemeteries were authorized by the U.S. government.
1866 - Authorization was given to build a tunnel beneath the Chicago River. The three-year project cost $512,709.
1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston, MA. It was the first dental school in the U.S.
1898 - U.S. troops under General William R. Shafter took Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1941 - Brigadier General Soervell directed Architect G. Edwin Bergstrom to have basic plans and architectural perspectives for an office building that could house 40,000 War Department employees on his desk by the following Monday morning. The building became known as the Pentagon.
1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II. During the meeting Stalin made the comment that "Hitler had escaped."
1946 - Chinese communists opened a drive against the Nationalist army on the Yangtze River.
1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.
1960 - Francis Gary Powers pled guilty to spying charges in a Moscow court after his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
1966 - Ho Chi Minh ordered a partial mobilization of North Vietnam forces to defend against American air strikes.
1975 - An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit. It was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
1979 - Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to Miami in exile. (Florida)
1986 - The largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history took place when LTV Corporation asked for court protection from more than 20,000 creditors. LTV Corp. had debts in excess of $4 billion.
1987 - Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and rear Admiral John Poindexter begin testifying to Congress at the "Iran-Contra" hearings.
1995 - The Nasdaq composite stock index rose above 1,000 for the first time.
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.
2000 - Bashar Assad succeeded his late father, Hafez Assad, becoming Syria's 16th head of state.
2009 - Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite died at age 92.

World News

Israeli Military "Denies Targeting Children" Slammed For "Not Having The Courage To Talk To Hamas"
Zero Hedge - In one of the most uncomfortable (and must-see) interviews, UK Channel 4's John Snow 'discusses' Israel's bombing raids and policies towards Hamas with Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev. The interview starts with a punch, "How does killing children on a beach contribute to your purpose of protecting Israeli civilians?"

Israel seeking US entanglement in another war: Analyst
Press TV - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “wants the US to come to Israel’s aid in this conflict (war on Gaza) and that way get the US bogged down in a greater war in the Middle East,” Colin Cavell, an author and lecturer, said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

YouTube: Game Changing Major End The Fed Rally Planned in Europe
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to Lars Maehrholz during his layover in Berlin about the merger of 128 cities and 5 countries that will come together on July 19th to do a mass protest against the U.S Federal Reserve in Berlin Germany....

Putin: US sanctions contradict its national interests, will backfire
RT - Imposing sanctions on Russia and blaming it for destabilizing Ukraine contradicts US national interests, President Putin said at the BRICS summit in Brazil, emphasizing that declared support of Ukrainians should not be limited to the country’s oligarchs.

US Senate panel looks to double funds for Israel's Iron Dome
Press TV - A US Senate panel has approved a measure that would double the funding for Israel's Iron Dome missile system as Tel Aviv’s new wave of aggression against Palestinians continues.

‘Shells were chasing them’: Four Palestinian children killed on beach by Israeli rockets
RT - "The kids were playing football on the beach," Ahmed Abu Hassera, who witnessed the explosions along with dozens of foreign journalists located nearby, told Reuters. "When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all. It looked as if the shells were chasing them."

President Bashar al-Assad.Transcript of Inauguration Speech
Global Research - President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday before the members of the People’s Assembly. Following the swearing-in ceremony, the President delivered a speech in which he first saluted the Syrian people. Below is the full text of the President’s speech…

Behind ‘Smokescreen’ of Charity, Global Financial Elite Pillage African Nations $60bn Each Year
The Daily Sheeple - Under the “smokescreen” of giving aid or charity, western governments and multinational corporations are pillaging states in sub-Sahara Africa with losses nearing $60 billion each year, according to research published on Tuesday by a coalition of 10 Africa and UK-based NGOs.

Japan nuclear regulator gives first plant security clearance since Fukushima
Fox News - A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval Wednesday for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Lawmakers challenge spending billions more on wars
McClatchy - Pentagon leaders faced a bipartisan barrage of skeptical questions Wednesday from lawmakers over President Barack Obama’s request for $58.6 billion in emergency funds for conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine and beyond.

Young American Jew Stands Up For Palestine, Disappeared By Police
Liberty Crier - A young American Jew dares to suggest that his country should use a different strategy when dealing with the Palestinians. For the crime of his thoughts, police swarm him and disappear him into a truck after gagging him with his scarf and pressing his head to the ground under the weight of a police officer’s knee. [Adult Content]

If You Own A Kalashnikov Rifle, Obama Just Sanctioned You
Zero Hedge - If you thought the latest round of US sanctions against some largely unknown Russians and a few new companies... most notably Rosneft and Gazprombank - but not Gazprom, never Gazprom - that would cut off Russian gas to Europe and Merkel doesn't want that - would be largely a non-event, you are right.

Intel Report: Murder Rate in Central America Declined as Illegals Entering US Increased
Breitbart - Though the Obama administration has insisted that illegal immigrant children from Central America are flooding across the border primarily to escape rampant violence, a leaked intelligence report concludes that is not necessarily the case, especially because the murder rate in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has declined since 2012.

Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas
Breitbart - An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released.

MS-13 Gang Member Arrested with Car Full of Illegal Recruits - La Grulla police officer pulled over a vehicle after a traffic violation. The officer discovered several undocumented immigrants. The officer said he was shocked to find a member of the hyper-violent gang among the immigrants. He said the 26-year-old illegal immigrant from El Salvador was covered in tattoos linking him to the criminal organization.

Free Luxury Resort For Illegals Has $1000+ Rooms For Rent
Paul Joseph Watson - A luxury Texas resort hotel set to be transformed into a facility to house illegal immigrants as a result of a $50 million dollar contract awarded by the Obama administration also has rooms to rent for over $1000 dollars a day.
* UPDATE: Baptist Child and Family Services Withdraws Bid...

Economy & Business

Proposed Business Flat Tax Promising for New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Center for Economic Policy recently unveiled a proposal to consolidate multiple state business taxes into a single Business Flat Tax (BFT).

The Ted Kennedy Death Tax Loophole - Forbes recently reviewed how the billion dollar Kennedy family actively avoids the death tax by their cunning use of various accounting gimmicks and family trusts. The Kennedy hypocrisy is astounding given the average American can’t afford such pricey lawyers and investors to protect their savings.

If This Keeps Up, They Will Have To Start Putting Armed Guards On Food Trucks
Economic Collapse - The basic necessities in life just keep getting more expensive.

Veteran News

Wife's outrage after unconscious vet was pronounced DEAD at VA hospital
Daily Mail - According to Jennifer Dunn, doctors at the Lexington VA Hospital assured her last week that her husband, Danny Dunn, was no longer among the living. The wife was given her husband’s time of death, but when she went into his room to bid a final farewell, she found Mr Dunn with a strong heart rate and blood pressure.

Energy & Environment

Judges rebuff Obama over Chinese firm's purchase of wind farms
McClatchy - Obama’s move was the first time in 22 years that a president had blocked a foreign acquisition of an American company for national security reasons.

Housing Market

Did the Other Shoe Just Drop? Big Banks Hit with Monster $250 Billion Lawsuit in Housing Crisis
Ellen Brown - For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from the housing Ponzi scheme. But progress has been slow, as they have been outgunned and out-spent by the banking titans.

Science & Technology

FBI warns driverless cars could become new 'lethal weapon' for terrorists
RT - Self-driving cars are being assessed as a “game changing” vehicle and a potential “lethal weapon” according to an internal FBI report, and could be exploited by criminals or terrorists seeking to program explosive-stuffed cars to be self-driving bombs.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Emergency Request: GM Cotton Growers Want Unlicensed Pesticide Use on 3 Million Acres
Natural Society - It comes as no surprise that the request to spray more chemicals comes through the Texas Department of Agriculture. They seek an allowance on 3 million acres for the highly toxic pesticide propazine, not registered for use on cotton.... Propazine is in the triazine class of chemicals that can cause reproductive failure. This is in the same class as the controversial atrazine, Syngenta’s best-selling chemical which causes frogs to switch genders and become sterile.

Retired Construction Worker Shows How To Move A Barn With a Lump of Wood and a Handful of Pebbles…Amazing
The Daily Sheeple - Wally Wallington, a retired construction worker shows us how to move huge lumps of rock and even a barn with a bit of wood and a few pebbles. This will be an invaluable skill to have should we be facing a period without mechanization.

Deter Garden Bugs Naturally
Organic Gardening - Even the most organic of gardeners wants to deter insects or a creeping case of plant spots. Luckily, you can keep away pesky garden visitors with a simple, inexpensive, homemade—and most importantly, nontoxic—spray that won't harm you, your pets, or your plants.


12 Survival Tips for Families with Children
Natural Blaze - As adults, I believe it is our duty to introduce children to preparedness activities at a young age. This needs to be done in a fun, but serious manner, so as to avoid fear. The last thing we want to do is introduce a bogeyman when there is none!


As Painkiller Addiction and Overdoses Continue to Rise, Pharmaceutical Companies Are Sued for Inciting Epidemic
Dr. Mercola - I strongly recommend exhausting other options before you resort to a narcotic pain reliever. The health risks associated with these drugs are great, and addiction is a very real concern. Below I list 19 non-drug alternatives for the treatment of pain. These options provide excellent pain relief without any of the health hazards that prescription (and even over-the-counter) painkillers carry.

Lexapro ingredients exposed: You won't believe what this drug is really made of
(NaturalNews) Sure, we all know that drugs aren't made of sugar and spice, but sometimes the ingredients that are included in even the most popular and widely used drugs can be pretty disturbing.

7 Ways Probiotics DETOXIFY Your Body
Green Med Info - Did you know that probiotic bacteria are capable of helping you detoxify the most noxious chemicals known to humankind?

Guanabana: the cancer killer big pharma doesn't want you to know about
(NaturalNews) Guanabana is known by a variety of names -- including soursop, cherimoya, custard apple, Brazilian paw paw and graviola. However you recognize this versatile tree, one aspect is clear: guanabana provides powerful relief from a a wide scope of disease. Tackling cancer, herpes, parasites, infections and more, guanabana is an important player in the battle against ill health.

Why Some Brands of Ice Creams Don't Melt - A mom of two young children is wondering: What's in ice cream sandwiches these days? Christie Watson's kids love eating ice cream. But one recent morning, she saw an uneaten ice cream sandwich sitting on her patio table. When she looked closer, she couldn't believe what she was seeing. It wasn't melting.

Black Seed Oil Extract Causes Oral Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct
Green Med Info - Today many cancer sufferers search for alternatives to conventional chemotherapy, such as thymoquinone, an active component of Nigella sativa or black seed oil.

15 of The Best Herbs and Plants To Stabilize and Boost Thyroid Function - Many natural health practitioners are often quick to tell you that "thyroid problems mean you need iodine" or iodine supplements, however this is not always the case and supplementing with natural iodine will only help those who are deficient. Understanding which herbs can stabilize and boost thyroid function is integral in any natural treatment plan for hyper- or hypothyroidism.

Study Identifies 10 Wild Plants PACKED with Benefits
Natural Society - Unlike processed food, wild plants can offer serious nutritional benefits. Here is research identifying 10 wild plants with superior nutritional content.

Top 7 Natural Remedies for Bronchitis
Natural Blaze - The typical response to bronchitis is to visit your doctor or take over-the-counter medication. However, there are cost-effective ways you can clear a lung infection at any time of year. Here are my top seven natural remedies for bronchitis.

Pet News

Four Years Later, FDA Rejection Letter to Consumers
Susan Thixton - Four years ago, pet food consumers filed a Citizen Petition with FDA basically asking the agency to enforce the law (law the agency is already supposed to enforce). It took them four years, but they finally gave us their response. They said “No“.

Humor & Satire

VIDEO: Office Cats: Micromanagers Who Make You Smile
Who needs a document shredder when you have a cat? Watch how these kitties monitor everything in the office, from social media to sticky notes…

Wednesday - July 16, 2014 - Today in History:
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.
1935 - Oklahoma City became the first city in the U.S. to install 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.
1964 - Little League Baseball Incorporated was granted a Federal Charter unanimously by the United States Senate and House of Representatives.
1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL, and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.
1973 - Alexander P. 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.
1999 - John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister died when the single-engine plane Kennedy was piloting plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
2004 - Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement by a federal judge for lying about a stock sale.
2005 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was released. It was the sixth in the Harry Potter series.

World News

Russia to reopen Cuban mega-base to spy on America – report
RT - Moscow and Havana have reportedly reached an agreement on reopening the SIGINT facility in Lourdes, Cuba - once Russia’s largest foreign base of this kind - which was shut down in 2001 due to financial problems and under US pressure.

The Gaza Bombardment - What You're Not Being Told - The corporate media isn't just distorting the facts on the Gaza assault, they're flat out covering them up.

TEPCO failed to disclose crops over 20KM from Fukushima were contaminated
RT - Fourteen different rice paddies outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant evacuation zone were contaminated with radioactive material in August 2013, Japan’s agriculture ministry has found.

BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves to cut out Western dominance
RT - The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar.

US preparing unilateral sanctions against Russia
Press TV - US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said in the Associated Press report published on Tuesday that the White House is now ready to move forward alone if the European Union fails to impose harsh sanctions during a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday.

NATO Hopes for Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Tony Cartalucci - Even with the West claiming Russia has already “invaded” Ukraine, at each juncture of the ongoing conflict, an “impending Russian invasion of Ukraine” is held up to once again terrify and incense Western audiences – as if “another invasion” is about to take place – a “re-invasion” perhaps.

Israel to 'intensify, expand' op in Gaza after Hamas rejects ceasefire
RT - Israeli PM vowed to intensify the military operation in the Gaza Strip, as IDF resumed airstrikes on Tuesday. This comes in retaliation to rocket fire from the Palestinian side as Hamas' armed wing rejected the peace plan proposed by Egypt.

“Iron Dome is a Bluff”, Says Israeli Defense Expert Moti Shefer
Global Research - Prize winning Israeli defense and aerospace engineering expert Dr. Moti Shefer stated, during a recent interview with Radio 103, that the infamous Israeli “Iron Dome” security system was one of the biggest bluffs that he’d ever seen.

World Health Organization Admits it Fears Ebola Could Go Global
The Daily Sheeple - With an incubation time of between 2 and 21 days , though most commonly 4-9 days, the disease could be in any community on the planet for a considerable time before anyone realizes it’s there. Although widely said not to be airborne at this point airborne spread did occur in 1992...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Hundreds of cities fight back against 'invasion'
WND - A massive protest scheduled for July 18 and 19 across the United States is aimed at stopping the influx of Central American children flooding across the border, and more than a dozen smaller community protests already have played roles in stopping the children from being brought there.

New emergency alert system will give Obama the power to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once
Daily Mail - The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once.

Lawsuit: DEA Gave Recovering Addict Crack-Cocaine For Undercover Work
Mikael Thalen - A lawsuit filed in New Mexico this week accuses the Drug Enforcement Agency of paying a drug addict crack cocaine for undercover work.

State police now fingerprinting every Texan: Is this legal? - The Texas Department of Public Safety has quietly embarked on a project to take the fingerprints of every Texan old enough to drive over the next 12 years, and add them to a statewide criminal history database. Not only has the department made that momentous decision on its own, it doesn’t even have clear legal authority to do so.

California Lawmakers to Visit Central America on 'Fact-Finding' Mission
Breitbart - A delegation of six California lawmakers departed for Central America on Monday for a nine-day trip to discuss the immigration crisis with Central American leaders.

Near mutiny among Border Patrol agents as DHS makes traitorous demands
(NaturalNews) According to the Guerilla Media Network (GMN), an "exclusive expose" regarding the standoff in Murrieta, California, between local and federal law enforcement and residents opposed to the government's shipping of scores of illegal aliens to the community, "a confidential informant inside the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol facility" says "the real reason busses stopped delivering illegal immigrants was due to a virtual mutiny" within the agency's ranks at the station.

Lois Lerner’s Former FEC Colleague Has Emails Go Missing Too
Daily Caller - The Federal Election Commission recycled the computer hard drive of April Sands — a former co-worker of Lois Lerner’s — hindering an investigation into Sands’ partisan political activities, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Sessions Warns All of Congress: Obama's New Immigration Strategy 'Threatens Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic'
Breitbart - Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it.

Neb. Governor: Feds ‘Conducting Secret Operation’ Placing Immigrants In States Without Officials’ Knowledge
CBS News - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman believes federal authorities are conducting secret operations by sending immigrant children into states without the knowledge of state officials.

Militarized Homeland Security Invasion of Town Was Over Downloading of Indecent Images
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Homeland Security’s militarized invasion of a small town in Illinois was not in response to a gang of dangerous drug dealers or an armed assailant, but in order to bust a single man accused of downloading indecent images to his home computer.

Mother Jailed, Kid Taken By Social Services After Playing At Park Unsupervised
Steve Watson - A mother in South Carolina has been thrown in jail, and her 9-year-old daughter taken into the custody of the Department of Social Services after busy body neighbours reported that the child was playing alone in a park.... Instead of offering to help Harrell out by looking after the child, or helping find affordable day care, a neighbor simply reported the mother to the police, leading to Ms. Harrell being jailed.

Economy & Business

House votes to slash IRS tax enforcement budget
AP - The GOP-controlled House has voted to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get away with it.

The Final Warning? Individual Investors Piling Into Stocks, Market Leverage Hits All Time Highs
Mac Slavo - Throughout history there have always been critical warning signs in the midst of financial exuberance that signaled the bursting of the bubble. According to a report from Bloomberg the warning siren may have just gone off again.

Housing Market

China Bought $22 Billion Worth Of US Homes Over A Recent 12-Month Span
Business Insider - China became the largest international buyer of U.S. homes (in dollar value) last year, according to a report from NAR, taking over from Canada. In terms of volume of transactions, Canadians still represented the largest foreign buyers.

Veteran News

AUDIO: Emotional interview with Navy sailor suffering after Fukushima exposure - Emotional interview with Navy sailor suffering after Fukushima exposure: Others with same symptoms “told to be quiet… nobody’s heard from them” — Health is worsening, worried I’m going to die — Can’t really use legs or arms, hands ‘barely functional’ — Rashes all over body, spasms, shaking — Doctors tell us “it’s all psychological”
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VA Cites Progress on Backlog; Congress Disagrees - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department's assistant inspector general don't believe it.

Energy & Environment

20 Signs The Epic Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic
Economic Collapse - When scientists start using phrases such as "the worst drought" and "as bad as you can imagine" to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad.

California residents may be fined $500 for wasting water
AP - California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four decades.

Science & Technology

Meet CISA – Dianne Feinstein’s Latest Attack on Privacy, Civil Liberties and the Internet
Michael Krieger - I’ve spent much of today reading about the bill, and have compiled what I think are the most astute observations. First, from the ACLU...

Millions of Americans installing 'perfect spying device' in their own living rooms: Amazon Fire TV monitors and records your conversations
(NaturalNews) is building the CIA's new $600 million data center, reports the Financial Times. (1) At the same time is building this massive cloud computing infrastructure for the CIA, the company is also shipping millions of Fire TV set-top devices to customers who are placing them in their private homes.

How Can We Trust U.S. Government Scientists with Pathogens?
Activist Post - It’s incomprehensible that scientists dealing with deadly organisms would be lax on so many occasions. However, if that be the case, then that indicates the serious need for questioning the efficacy of scientific research and the caliber of scientists the U.S. government employs along with their resultant research findings, in my opinion.

‘Pack-mule’ bot follows marines into combat training
RT - A Google-owned robot designed to carry soldiers’ equipment is being put through its paces at a military training ground in Hawaii. The one-of-a-kind bot can carry up to 400lbs of military gear and travel over 20 miles on rough terrain.

Google strikes deal to put smart lens into diabetics’ eye
RT - The internet giant has reached a deal with Novartis to develop “smart” contact lenses to help diabetics track their blood sugar levels and another lens that will correct vision.


Advantame - the newest artificial sweetener approved by the FDA
(NaturalNews) The FDA is amending their food additive regulations to provide for the "safe" use of advantame, after receiving a petition from Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a Japanese company which produces most of the world's MSG as well as being a major supplier of aspartame. It will be marketed as a non-nutritive sweetener and flavor enhancer for foods, beverages and tabletop use.

Paxil side effects explained: are you suffering any of these?
(NaturalNews) Recent studies have associated Paxil and other SSRIs with a host of serious problems, including increased risks for fractures, autism in unborn children and even strokes and death.(1)(2)(3) Those are just a few of the most significant risks associated with Paxil; there are dozens of other side effects that occur in many more patients who take the drugs.

10 Dangerous Nutrition Myths That Professionals Still Preach
Dr. Mercola - They're not grounded in science and some are so outright hazardous they can steer you towards premature death. By going against this myth your mother probably told you, you'll gain a powerful weapon against brain cell changes, inflammation, and more.

Three herbal teas that can aid digestion and treat stomach problems
(NaturalNews) According to the American Nutrition Association, over 70 million people across the United States regularly suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, bloating and other gastrointestinal problems.

Five herbs and spices to curb a sweet tooth
(NaturalNews) Consuming large amounts of sweets can wreak all sorts of havoc on a body. Of course, there is the obesity issue, in which sweets can contribute to a weight problem.

Study shows synthetic vitamins in 'fortified' breakfast cereals harming children
(NaturalNews) Breakfast cereals that are "fortified" with synthetic imitations of vitamins like zinc, niacin, and vitamin A could be harming children, says a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Why Is This Prescription Drug Legal, When It's Just Like Heroin?
Dr. Mercola - In a recent article, Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses conflicts of interests that may have coaxed the US Food and Drug Administration to approve a new narcotic painkiller, Zohydro ER (Zogenix). The drug, which is the first drug containing pure hydrocodone (synthetic heroin), was approved at the same time that the FDA was also recommending tighter controls on narcotic painkillers, in light of alarming addiction rates and deaths linked to accidental overdoses.

Perils of Peeking Into the Womb: Ultrasound Risks
Green Med Info - "Clinical use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging during pregnancy has a long history of safety and diagnostic utility, as supported by numerous human case reports and epidemiological studies.However, there exist in vivo studies linking large but clinically relevant doses of ultrasound applied to mouse fetuses in utero to altered learning, memory, and neuroanatomy of those mice."

What Are the Top 4 Dangerous Toxins to the Brain?
Natural Society - While there are countless toxic compounds infiltrating our bodies and causing disease, there are 4 toxins which are especially prevalent and dangerous. This is both good news and bad, as they can likely be avoided.

Pet News

High-tech cat feeder uses facial recognition to save all nine lives - Bistro is a high-tech feline food and water hub with sensors that monitor consumption. There's the requisite camera to distinguish between members of your in-home pack and the furry creatures stand on a scale that measures their weight while eating. All of the collected data is beamed to a smartphone app to keep you abreast of the activity while you're away for your "quantified cat."

5 Ways Your Pet Could Start Your House on Fire
Dr. Becker - Believe it or not, it happens 1,000 times per year. So pet proofing your home against these 5 pet-instigated fires could save lives and property. Plus, what should be part of your fire escape plan to make sure both you and your pet make it out alive, if the worst happens.

Tuesday - July 15, 2014 - Today in History:
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.
1870 - Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1876 - George Washington Bradley of St. Louis pitched the first no-hitter in baseball in a 2-0 win over Hartford.
1885 - In New York, the Niagara Reservation State Park opened.
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.
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.
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.
2002 - John Walker Lindh, an American who had fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to 2 felonies in a deal sparing him life in prison.
2002 - A Pakistani judge convicted four Islamic militants in the kidnap-slaying of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl.
2007 - The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles announced it was settling clergy sex-abuse cases for $660 million.
2010 - BP stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico after 85 days using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the well earlier in the week.

World News

PHOTOS: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Update) | Mondoweiss

Hamas rejects Egypt’s truce offer for Gaza
Press TV - Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has rejected a proposal by Egypt for a ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip, unless Israel meets a few demands including an end to the Gaza blockade.

Worldwide protests slam Israeli attacks on Gaza
Press TV - People around the world have participated in protest rallies to condemn the Israeli deadly aggression against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.... Some 190 Palestinians have so far been killed in the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since July 8. According to the United Nations (UN), nearly 80 percent of the casualties in Gaza have been civilians.

US sells $11bn worth of arms to Qatar
RT - Washington and Doha have signed the largest arms deal of the year, preparing to enhance Qatar’s military capabilities with $11 billion-worth of Apache assault helicopters, PAC-2 missile defense complexes and Javelin man-portable anti-tank missiles.

Anti-Dollar Alliance Prepares Launch Of BRICS Bank
Zero Hedge - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and Russia's Vladimir Putin have discussed the creation of a development bank to promote growth across the BRICS and hope to produce an agreement on the proposed institution at this week's BRICS Summit.

Birds in Japan experiencing strange mutations, abnormal feather growth
(NaturalNews) A researcher at the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology (a branch of zoology that focuses on the study of birds) who has studied fowl near the city of Fukushima since the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami heavily damaged three nuclear power reactors there says he is noticing some changes among many of the region's birds, but he has yet to link those changes to radiation from the crippled plant.

ISIL pushes out rival militants from Syrian city
Press TV - According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday, militants from the so-called Ahrar al-Sham and al-Nusra Front fled the city of Deir Ezzor after clashes with the ISIL militants. Reports say that parts of the oil-rich city are now held by the ISIL terrorists.

Egypt proposes ceasefire to Israel, Hamas
RT - Egypt has launched an initiative to end the Israel-Gaza conflict by establishing a truce between the two sides which will start at 6 a.m. GMT on Tuesday. It will be followed by a 12-hour ceasefire, Egypt's state news agency reported.

Stop pretending the US is an uninvolved, helpless party in the Israeli assault on Gaza
The Guardian - A central premise of US media coverage of the Israeli attack on Gaza - beyond the claim that Israel is justifiably "defending itself" - is that this is some endless conflict between two foreign entitles, and Americans can simply sit by helplessly and lament the tragedy of it all. The reality is precisely the opposite: Israeli aggression is possible only because of direct, affirmative, unstinting US diplomatic, financial and military support for Israel and everything it does.

VIDEO: Did Israel Collude With ISIS to Justify Gaza Attack?
Paul Joseph Watson - Did Israel collude with ISIS terrorists to create the pretext for the bombardment of Gaza, which has killed almost 200 people, most of them innocent civilians?

Russians fear a nuclear war
RIR - The majority of citizens of Russia now believe that a nuclear war is possible in today’s world, according to the findings of a survey conducted by the Public Opinion Foundation (Fond Obshchestvennoye Mneniye). The nuclear threat, according to respondents, comes primarily from the United States.

Snowden files: Manipulating polls, netting from LinkedIn and YouTube in GCHQ’s bag of tricks
RT - The UK's spy agency has developed a number of crafty tools to monitor and comb the web, planting false information when necessary, Glenn Greenwald said while disclosing a fresh batch of Snowden's files.

As Ebola stalks West Africa, medics fight mistrust, hostility
(Reuters) - Governments and health agencies trying to contain the world's deadliest ever Ebola epidemic in West Africa fear the contagion could be worse than reported because suspicious locals are chasing away health workers and shunning treatment.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to regular US Army duty
AP By ROBERT BURNS - The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier. In a brief statement Monday, the Army said Bergdahl has been assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

Mainstream Media: Migrant Children Are All Vaccinated…Are You?
The Daily Sheeple - People infected with everything from HIV to drug-resistant tuberculosis, and dengue hemorrhagic fever, chickenpox, and swine flu, to lice, scabies, strep throat, bacterial pneumonia, and diarrheal diseases — a you-name-it grab bag, basically — are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border en masse.... But don’t worry, the establishment media continues to tell us. It’s no cause for alarm.

Feds Retreat After Maryland Residents Fight Plan to Dump Illegals
Breitbart - Protests from local elected officials in Maryland this weekend forced the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to cancel its plans to send illegal immigrant children to an Army Reserve center in Westminster, which is about 35 miles from Baltimore.

1.3 million Obamacare ‘enrollees’ may not even be American citizens, admits HHS report
The Daily Sheeple - A new report issued by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) admits that nearly 1.3 million Obamacare enrollees, or about 16 percent of the overall total, cannot be verified for legal status in the U.S. — in other words, most, if not all, of them are illegal immigrants rather than American citizens.

Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states
(Reuters) - A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years.

Big Business Interests Making Amnesty Push in States Amid Border Crisis
Breitbart - While the Obama administration was dumping illegal immigrant children in states like Nebraska, California, and Illinois last week, big-business interests in several states revamped their push for amnesty legislation and more guest-worker visas.

Illegal immigrants flown to Bay State
Boston Herald - After weeks of denying an increase in flights to the Bay State, federal immigration officials finally admitted this weekend that four planes filled with detainees captured at the southern border have been flown to Hanscom and Logan International Airport since April as part of a “large-scale nationwide response” to the crisis.

High School in Top Maryland Sanctuary County Confirms Case of TB
Breitbart - A high school in one of the nation's top sanctuary counties for illegal immigrants confirmed that a student was infected with tuberculosis last week.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: What's Missing in the Current Immigration 'Crisis' Debate
Ron Paul - Most liberals and conservatives miss the point, however, making the same old arguments we have all heard before.

George Soros and the Shadow Party Behind Crises to Take Down America
Kurt Nimmo - From undermining the Second Amendment and influencing elections to sponsoring color revolutions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the ominous footprint of George Soros is everywhere. The Hungarian-born billionaire and currency speculator who considers himself a messianic figure was voted “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country” by respondents to a poll published by the Human Events newspaper in 2011.

OKC Bombing Surveillance Tapes May Be Released
Kurt Nimmo - Last week Trentadue sent an Oklahoma City news station several documents. One revealed an FBI agent had offered to sell NBC Dateline surveillance footage of the terrorist attack that killed 168 people for over a million dollars.

'Terror Reporting' Has Gone Way Too Far
Courthouse News - Five California men sued the Department of Justice, claiming they were entered into a counterterrorism database for innocent activities such as a professional photographer taking pictures, a computer consultant buying computers at Best Buy, and in one case, waiting for one's mother at a train station.

Kansas Gov. Brownback Sued for Signing Law Criminalizing the Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws
AllGov - The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is suing Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R), who in 2013 signed into law the “Second Amendment Protection Act.” Under this law, a U.S. government employee attempting to enforce federal regulations for firearms, accessories and ammunition that were manufactured and sold in Kansas could be charged with a felony, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Yahoo! News Equates Videotaping Cops With Wanting to Kill Them
Paul Joseph Watson - A Yahoo! News story published today equates concerns about police brutality, the militarization of law enforcement and videotaping cops with wanting to carry out violent murders of police officers.

Economy & Business

Still No Real Accountability: Citigroup to Pay $7 Billion for Its "Egregious Misconduct"
Common Dreams - Banking giant Citigroup has sealed a $7 billion deal with the Justice Department over its "egregious misconduct" of selling toxic mortgage-based securities, which contributed to the financial crisis.

Obama's economic "recovery": fewer than half of US adults have full time jobs
Poor Richard's News - The Obama administration has done everything possible to hide the severity of the jobs numbers, including changing the way the government counts unemployment and simply not counting a giant number of Americans who are out of work.

A secret no more: CIA hit with Michigan tax liens
Blacklisted News - The state Treasury Department has filed three tax liens against the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for failure to pay more than $20,000 in withholding tax on behalf of people it employs in Michigan.

Big Corporations Have An OVERWHELMING Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply
Economic Collapse - These mammoth corporations are not in business to look out for the best interests of the American people. Rather, the purpose of these corporations is to maximize wealth for their shareholders. So the American people end up eating billions of pounds of extremely unhealthy food that is loaded with chemicals and additives each year, and we just keep getting sicker and sicker as a society.

Energy & Environment

Nestle sells water taken from drought stricken area - A sign at the entrance displays the logo of Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water, with water flowing from a snowy mountain. Semi-trucks rumble in and out through the gates, carrying load after load of bottled water.

Yellowstone supervolcano ‘turned the asphalt into soup’ shutting down Natl. Park’s roads
The Daily Sheeple - Extreme heat from a massive supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is melting a major roadway at the popular summertime tourist attraction. Park officials have closed the area to visitors.

11 earthquakes hit fracking-heavy central Oklahoma over weekend
RT - During a 14-hour stretch from Saturday evening to Sunday morning, the US Geological Survey recorded seven quakes ranging from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 in areas northeast of Oklahoma City. In addition, a 4.3-magnitude temblor hit Langston just after noon on Saturday, and three other quakes ranging from magnitude 2.9 to 3.2 occurred Saturday morning.

Rupture of Aging Tar Sands Pipeline Beneath Great Lakes Would Devastate People, Planet and Economy
EcoWatch - Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron, according to a new University of Michigan (U-M) study commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation.

Science & Technology

Medical Journal: Electronic Devices Can Cause Nickel Allergies To Flare Up
CBS News - Smartphones, tablets and laptops are the devices that keep us connected. But as an article in the most recent issue of the journal Pediatrics pointed out, one 11-year-old boy’s persistent rash turned out to be due to the frequent use of his iPad.

Introducing the iPhone 6, made in China by a robot
The Week - The worst kept secret of Apple and its Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn isn't their poor labor conditions. It isn't even the fact that they use robots to help bring together all the pieces that make up an iPhone. It's that their robots are now performing more and more human-like functions.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Iowa Senate Candidate Bruce Braley Suing Neighbor over Chickens
Breitbart - The homeowners association determined that neighbor Pauline Hampton's chickens were not a violation of association rules and gave her the proper 30-day-period to make sure the birds don't stray from her own yard, but this wasn't good enough for Braley who continues to threaten legal acton.

11 All-Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Ants In Your Kitchen
Off the Grid News - The good news is that there are a surprising number of safe, easy and effective ways to get rid of ants, and you probably have many of the ingredients right there in your kitchen.


Oregano oil inhibits cancer growth, breaks down norovirus and removes warts
(NaturalNews) You may already be familiar with oregano. It's a warm and savory herb that adds great flavor to sauces in pasta or pizza. What you may not know is that the active component in this herb has impressive healing properties. The active component in oregano that is responsible for its health benefits is called carvacrol.

Mustard seeds can fight cancer, treat inflammatory conditions and more
(NaturalNews) Mustard seeds are surprisingly rich in phytonutrients called isothiocyanates, which have been extensively studied for their anti-cancer benefits. For example, a study published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research in 2002 found that isothiocyanates can inhibit mitosis and stimulate apoptosis (cell death) in human tumor cells.

11 simple everyday tips to lower your colon cancer risk
(NaturalNews) Colon cancer is one of the top killers in the modern world today. A 2010 study estimated that the five-year survival rate of colorectal (colon plus rectal) cancer sufferers in Europe was less than 60 percent, while about one-third of colon cancer sufferers in the developed world die from the disease.

Xanax made with GMOs, allergens and artificial coloring chemicals
(NaturalNews) Just like nearly every other drug, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax contains fillers and additives that are listed as "inactive" ingredients, but which actually can pose significant health risks. The only way to avoid ingesting those potentially dangerous chemicals and compounds is to avoid taking the medications.

Cancer and Cholesterol: Is There a Connection?
Natural Blaze - A new British research team, who recently presented their findings at the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology meeting in Barcelona, Spain, found that women who have blood cholesterol levels that are higher than normal are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Study Ranks Healthiest ‘Powerhouse’ Vegetables, Which is #1?
Natural Society - Research from William Paterson University attempted to rank fruits and vegetables according to the amount of nutrition within. In all, they list 41 “powerhouse” vegetables and fruits, scoring them according to the presence of 17 nutrients.... Watercress scored an even 100, with Chinese cabbage closest behind with a score of 91.99. In third place was chard (89.27), followed by beet greens (87.08), spinach (86.43), and chicory (73.36).

Why Eating Less Won’t Lead to Weight Loss Success - To lose weight, you need to eat. But you can’t just eat anything and everything, all day, every day. There still needs to be some structure to what you’re eating. These three healthy eating tips will help guide you in the right direction (and keep your cravings and stomach-growling at bay!).

Pet News

Interesting Pet Food White Paper Published
Susan Thixton - Despite the various name brands and illusion of variety, the above five companies supply the overwhelming majority of the commercial pet feed (kibbles and canned) sold in the USA. In addition, most of these companies share a few suppliers and therefore almost all the kibble and cans made in the USA are made from essentially the same feed ingredients, as was evident in the global recall of 2007.

Monday - July 14, 2014 - Today in History:
1789 - French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.
1798 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government.
1891 - The primacy of Thomas Edison's lamp patents was upheld in the court decision Electric Light Company vs. U.S. Electric Lighting Company.
1911 - Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.
1914 - Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.
1933 - All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.
1940 - A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.
1941 - Vichy French Foreign Legionaries signed an armistice in Damascus, which allowed them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.
1945 - American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.
1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was first published.
1951 - The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.
1958 - The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.
1965 - The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet.
1998 - Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the dangers of secondhand smoke.
2001 - Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. It was the first time that the China had been awarded the games.
2003 - Journalist Robert Novak identified Valerie Plame as a CIA operative in his newspaper column, citing two Bush administration officials.
2004 - The Senate voted 50-48 against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

World News

Israel organ harvesting - Read all the Latest Stories on Israel organ harvesting!!!

Thousands of civilians flee Gaza, Palestinian death toll surpasses 160
RT - Thousands have fled northern Gaza after Israel warned residents to leave the area to avoid airstrikes. At least 167 people, mostly civilians, have already died as a result of Operation Protective Edge, which entered its sixth day on Sunday.

'Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans'
Press TV - Dense Inert Metal Explosive, known as DIME, is an explosive device developed to minimize collateral damage in warfare. Experts say it has a relatively small but effective blast radius and is believed to have strong biological effects on those who are hit by the bomb’s micro-shrapnel.... Israel also used depleted-uranium and white phosphorus shells in the besieged region during their previous assaults.

1 killed, 2 injured: Russia vows response to Ukraine shelling Russian city
RT - An artillery shell from Ukraine has hit a private house in the Rostov region of Russia, killing a citizen and leaving two more injured. The Russian Foreign Ministry promises heavy consequences.

Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer U.S.-Kurd ties
StratRisks - A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil’s airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who’ve seized control of half of Iraq in the past month.

Russia’s Rosneft to help Cuba explore offshore oil reserves
RT - Russian oil company Rosneft will help Cuban State oil company Cupet explore the country's offshore oil reserves, according to one of the cooperation documents signed between Russia and Cuba during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Havana.

Mexico Looks To Back Peso With Silver: “Would Unleash a Global Power Shift”
Mac Slavo - Like recent monetary shifts in Russia, China and the Middle East that aim to divest themselves of US dollar reserve trade requirements, the news of such a move in Mexico has been downplayed. And though it is being generally ignored as a serious possibility, a powerful consortium of influential people in Mexico believe it is a realistic possibility, and one that could be responsible for shifting the balance of world power.

The Head Of ‘The Central Bank Of The World’ Warns That Another Great Financial Crisis May Be Coming
Economic Collapse - Most people have never heard of Jaime Caruana even though he is the head of an immensely powerful organization. He has been serving as the General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements since 2009, and he will continue in that role until 2017.... So when Jaime Caruana speaks, people should listen.

Israel Launches Ground Operation In Gaza: Special Forces Raid Alleged Rocket Compound
Zero Hedge - After conducting countless sorties and bombing raids aimed at Hamas operatives in Gaza during the fifth day of Operation Protective Edge, but resulting in well over a hundred innocent civilian deaths in the past week, Israel, realizing it is not generating any brownie points with the international “humanitarian” media, finally did what it had threatened to do over the last few days – launch a ground assault.

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive
(AFP) - Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 168 Palestinians dead. Several thousand demonstrators walked calmly through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read "Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People".

Afghan interpreters who served U.S. are in limbo as State Department runs out of visas
Washington Post - he cases of thousands of Afghan interpreters who worked with the U.S. military and hope to relocate to the United States are in limbo because the government will soon run out of visas designated for the resettlement program, State Department officials said Thursday.

Chinese president begins South America tour
Press TV - The Chinese delegation will visit Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba and Argentina. China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Xi will be stopping on the Greek island of Rhodes on his way to hold talks with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

France Wants to ID and Tax Bitcoin Users
WSJ - France wants to know who’s using bitcoins—and then tax them. The country’s finance ministry said Friday that it plans by the end of the year to implement new rules for financial institutions that will require bitcoin distributors and other platforms to collect and verify the identity of their users before opening accounts.

Sweden's Mathias Sundin: 'The world’s first political Bitcoin only candidate'
The Independent - Mathias Sundin is, in his own words, creating a world first: he is running for parliament on nothing but Bitcoins.... “To promote the spreading of Bitcoin and increase the awareness of new political challenges, I will – as the first political candidate in the world – only accept campaign donations in Bitcoin.

First Lady of Guatemala: Illegal Immigrants Not Refugees Escaping Violence
Kurt Nimmo - Rosa Leal de Pérez, the first lady of Guatemala, believes the influx of illegal immigrant children into the United States has nothing to do with violence. Ms. Pérez said the reason thousands of unattended children are fleeing north is to be reunited with their families in the United States. She said U.S. immigration policies are breaking families apart and creating a humanitarian crisis.

Hope for Fukushima? New Technology Offered for Mere Dollars to Remove Radioactive Particles
Natural Society - The Keshe Foundation, registered in the Netherlands as a non-profit organization interested in promoting world peace, is offering the regular farmer and others near the Daiichi plant and around the world a new technology to remove radioactive contamination for mere dollars. A video explaining the means to decontaminate radioactive particles is being disclosed to the public for the first time.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents
NY Times - After potentially serious back-to-back laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced Friday that they had temporarily closed the flu and anthrax laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs.
** Biological Hazard in USA on Monday, 14 July, 2014
* View the ALERT MAP: RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information Service

DHS Agent Opens Fire During Pro-Israel Rally
Mikael Thalen - The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Sunday evening that a Department of Homeland Security agent opened fire during a pro-Israel rally in front of the Westwood Federal Building. The protest, which drew as many as 2,000 participants, reportedly turned violent after pro-Palestinian protesters began attacking several attendees with sticks.

Illegals Released In U.S. Given Three Years Until Court Date
Kit Daniels - Overwhelmed U.S. courts are giving illegal aliens up to three years to show up for immigration hearings after they’ve been released in the U.S. and the court dates will only increase further into the future.

Abby Martin Reports On Violence Of SWAT Teams, The Following Day Her Producer Is Raided By SWAT
Liberty Crier - Abby Martin on the high prevalence of SWAT raids across the US, and how only one day after reporting on the issue, one Breaking the Set producer’s home was violently raided by a SWAT team.

TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID, Says Border Patrol Union
Breitbart - “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.
* Update: TSA Lying, Changed Policy After Breitbart Report

Border Patrol Warns Gang Members Using Nogales Processing Center as Recruitment Hub - According to Border Patrol sources, violent MS-13 gang members are using the Nogales processing center in Arizona as a recruitment hub and as a transfer point for gang members to get into the United States.

Ad Promises $6,000 a Month Tax Free To House Immigrant Children
Ben Swann - An ad in the local Penny Saver in Murrieta, California caught the attention of residents today. The ad, which was put up by the Crittenton Services and Foster Family Agency or (FFA) claims to be looking for families who will help provide homes for foster children as well as for “unaccompanied refugee minors”.

Black American from Gang-Besieged Baltimore: 'Where Can I Get Asylum?'
Breitbart - "My children cannot play outside. I cannot take my trash out without locking the door – it's awful. Who is going to give us anything? Where can I get asylum? Where can I get refugee status? I don't know what I can do. Nobody cares what happens to my children."

Homeland Security, Feds Swarm Small Town in Bizarre Unannounced Show of Force
Paul Joseph Watson - Homeland Security agents, backed by police SWAT teams, armored vehicles and a Black Hawk helicopter staged a bizarre unannounced show of force in front of a school in a small Illinois town, scenes which will exacerbate concerns about the increasing militarization of U.S. law enforcement.

Despite accusations of excessive force, Albuquerque police purchase 350 AR-15 rifles
The Daily Sheeple - Albuquerque police have called on a local vendor to supply 350 AR-15 rifles, according to KOB-TV, which cost approximately $1,000 each. The contract calls for the rifles to arrive over the next two years. Subsequent quantities of 50 rifles are part of the deal, if the department deems them necessary.

Feds Investigate “Racist” Depiction of Obama as a Zombie
Paul Joseph Watson - Making fun of the president is now considered a domestic threat requiring DOJ intervention.

Two homes forcibly commandeered by police, innocent homeowners arrested
Police State USA - Police forcibly commandeered homes from two innocent families because they wanted to use the properties to surveil a neighbor. After their plan was denied by phone request, police conspired and executed a plan to break into the homes and arrest the innocent homeowners, a lawsuit reveals.

Violent SWAT raid leaves St. Paul family traumatized, two pets shot dead
Police State USA - Mr. Arman, owner of a towing business, says he was laying asleep when he heard the front door breached and then the gunfire.... Arman’s girlfriend Camille, who is 8-months pregnant, ran frantically to protect their two sons, ages 4 and 7. She contends that the sleeping children were directly in line with the attacks from police, as they shot her dog as it retreated....“Our oldest dog actually ran back to protect us in front of the bed and they kept shooting her, even though we were laying right there.”

Economy & Business

Why You Feel Poorer (Chart) - In the last fourteen years, has your income increased over 50%? If you think it has, has it done so after taxes? Even if it has, you likely have not kept up in terms of inflation.... To understand the loss of purchasing power, look at this series of items...

White House opens door to tolls on interstate highways, removing long-standing prohibition
Washington Post - With pressure mounting to avert a transportation funding crisis this summer, the Obama administration Tuesday opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways to raise revenue for roadway repairs.

Trump Plaza To Close In September As Atlantic City Implosion Claims Fourth Casino
Zero Hedge - The Atlantic City casino industry implosion continues. Following the second, and final, bankruptcy of AC's "state of the art" Revel Casino a month ago, as well as the shuttering of Atlantic Club hotel Casino and the Showboat hotel casino, the grim corporate reaper has come for one of the most prominent boardwalk casinos of all: Trump Plaza.

Veteran News

Nurse exposes VA hospital: Stolen drugs, tortured veterans
NY Post - Last fall, Riviello challenged the treatment of a female veteran strapped to her bed for hours on end, in violation of VA rules. As a result, she was stripped of her nursing duties. Now she’s one of 37 whistleblowers nationwide whose allegations of retaliation are under investigation by the US Office of Special Counsel. Riviello told her story to The Post’s Susan Edelman.

Science & Technology

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control
The Guardian - The NSA will soon be able to collect 966 exabytes a year, the total of internet traffic annually. Former Google head Eric Schmidt once argued that the entire amount of knowledge from the beginning of humankind until 2003 amount to only five exabytes.

Chinese hackers break into US federal government employee database
The Guardian - Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks housing the personal information of all federal US government employees in March in an apparent attempt to target people who had applied for top-secret security clearances.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Congressman secretly forced EPA to lift ban on deadly weedkillers made with heavy metal arsenic
(NaturalNews) The U.S. is in the midst of an arsenic crisis. And yet a single U.S. congressman, admittedly influenced by corporate lobbying, is consciously blocking efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose new restrictions on the chemical element that would protect the public against this known neurotoxin and carcinogen.

Texas town enforces ‘zero tolerance’ policy on grass length requirements
Police State USA - The town of Abilene has instituted a ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on private property owners whose grass does not meet government-mandated length requirements. Code enforcers literally drive around with measuring sticks to determine which lawns have been deemed too long by the town. The property owners are then threatened with letters and are ultimately given Class C Misdemeanors if they do not comply.


Turmeric (Curcumin) Shown to Possess a Powerful Anti-Aging Effect
Green Med Info - There is considerable experimental evidence that curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric, protects against age-related brain damage and in particular, Alzheimer’s disease.

Place Mushrooms in Sunlight to Get Your Vitamin D
Green Med Info - You can sun dry or UV-zap store-bought or homegrown shiitake, maitake, button, and many other mushroom species. My personal preference is home grown organic shiitake. The high vitamin D levels generated will last for more than a year. Surprisingly, even sliced and dried mushrooms—including wild ones picked the year before—will soar in vitamin D when placed outdoors under the sun.

White House Admits to Fake Vaccine Campaigns to Steal DNA
Natural Society - The White House has officially admitted to an incredibly nefarious campaign – faking vaccination programs across the country while covertly stealing your DNA. This illegal, immoral, and insane scheme was concocted to profile terrorists as part of our war against the Middle East.

Animals and Insects That Can Detect Cancer and Disease
Dr. Becker - If you had a cancer growing in your body, would your pet be able to give you an early warning? Dogs can detect the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from all kinds of cancers and other disease. But they're not the only ones with a radar nose.

Pet News

Watch for This Telltale Symptom of Chronic Kidney Disease and Leukemia
Dr. Becker - It may appear to be something else, so it's easy to overlook. But it's a telltale symptom of both chronic kidney disease and leukemia. If you notice it, get these tests to determine the true underlying cause.

Friday - July 11, 2014 - Today in History:
1786 - Morocco agreed to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean for a payment of $10,000.
1798 - The U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by "An Act for Establishing a Marine Corps" passed by the U.S. Congress. The act also created the U.S. Marine Band. The Marines were first commissioned by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.
1804 - The United States' first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.
1864 - In the U.S., Confederate forces led by Gen. Jubal Early began an invasion of Washington, DC. They turned back the next day.
1934 - The first appointments to the newly created Federal Communications Commission were made.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin 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 at Lowry Air Base.
1962 - The first transatlantic TV transmission was sent through the Telstar I satellite.
1972 - U.S. forces broke the 95-day siege at An Loc in Vietnam.
1977 - The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony.
1979 - The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
1995 - Full diplomatic relations were established between the United States and Vietnam.
1998 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Michael Blassie, a casualty of the Vietnam War, was laid to rest near his Missouri home. He had been positively identified from his remains that had been enshrined in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, VA.
1999 - A U.S. Air Force jet flew over the Antarctic and dropped off emergency medical supplies for Dr. Jerri Nelson after she had discovered a lump in her breast. Nelso was at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Center.
2008 - Apple released the iPhone 3G.

World News

9 killed while watching World Cup as Israeli missile hits Gaza beach café
RT - Nine young Palestinians were killed and 15 others injured in an overnight Israeli air raid on a Gaza Strip beach while watching the World Cup semifinal game between the Netherlands and Argentina.

Death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza hits 107
Press TV - Medical sources reported several casualties from an Israeli missile attack on a house in southern Gaza on Friday while Israeli warplanes pounded Deir al-Balah, leaving a number of people dead in the central city.

'Two rockets fired from Lebanon hit Israel'
Press TV - Two rockets fired from Lebanon have reportedly hit an area near a northern Israeli town, causing troops to respond with artillery fire.

Next target - Lebanon? Minister fears wave of ISIS-inspired bombings
RT - Torn apart by a political crisis and surrounded by armed conflicts, Lebanon will become the next target for ISIS and other terrorists, said Foreign Minister Nohad Machnouk. Earlier this week, 28 were charged with planning suicide attacks.

1,000-strong Syrian rebel brigade defects to Islamic State - report
RT - An entire 1,000-strong rebel brigade based in Syria’s Idlib province has reportedly defected to the Islamic State group, raising new questions as to whether other factions will rally behind the militant force that has swept through Iraq’s west.

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince To Advise Chinese Firms In Africa
FDL - Former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder Erik Prince has a new security venture. This time he is helping Chinese firms to “take the drama out of Africa” by consulting on how the businesses should establish themselves and operate throughout the continent. Africa has become a major target for Chinese investment to secure access to the continent’s vast natural resources.

Kiev official: Military op death toll is 478 civilians, outnumbers army losses
RT - Four hundred and seventy-eight civilians, including seven children, have been killed in Kiev’s military crackdown on the eastern regions of Ukraine, the country’s deputy health minister said on Thursday.

Defense Sec. Hagel says ISIS imminent threat to “every stabilized country on Earth”
Kurt Nimmo - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel added to the overblown hype on ISIS, now the Islamic state, when he said on Wednesday the terror group represents a serious threat “our allies all over the Middle East,” Europe and the United States.

US closes embassy in Israel for security reasons
Press TV - “Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, the US Embassy in Tel Aviv is closed on Wednesday, July 9, for routine services for both visas and services for U.S. citizens. Emergency cases will be considered on a case by case basis,” the embassy said in a notice published on its website. However, according to Israeli media reports, the embassy remained closed on Thursday as well.

Hamas: We attempted to hit the nuclear reactor in Dimona - I would like confirmation that HAMAS is claiming credit for these rockets, because from a public relations point of view, this is a very bad thing to do. Had the reactor been hit, EVERYONE (including the Palestinians) would suffer, and world opinion would turn against HAMAS.

UN evacuates dozens of staff from Libya
Press TV - The United Nations has transferred dozens of its staff from Libya to Italy amid deteriorating security situation in the North African country. “The mission will continue to operate with a reduced number,” …adding that the staff “will return if the security situation improves.”

US Responds To China “Global Disaster” Threat By Boosting Military Presence In China’s Back Yard
Zero Hedge - Just when we thought US foreign policy couldn’t sink to new lows, it does just that.... According to the FT, the US is developing new military tactics to deter China’s slow but steady territorial advances in the South China Sea, including more aggressive use of surveillance aircraft and naval operations near contested areas.

Germany expels CIA Berlin chief over NSA spying
RT - Germany is expelling the CIA chief in Berlin in retaliation for the latest espionage scandals 'in addition to existing issues'. Two suspected US agents have been exposed in the past week, prompting criticism from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Russia surpasses US gold production for first time in 25 years
RT - Russia has produced more gold than the United States for the first time in 25 years. It’s now the world’s third biggest producer after China and Australia, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia Sergey Donskoy said.

Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo
The Telegraph - A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings.... He said incest was now only a crime because it may lead to abnormalities in offspring but this rationale was increasingly irrelevant because of the availability of contraception and abortion.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Leaked DHS Report Reveals Obama Admin Deception on Border Crisis
Breitbart - A leaked internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) indicates that recent public assertions made by the Administration were at best half-truths regarding the deportations and motivations of the waves of minors illegally entering the United States.
** See The Darby Leaked ICE Doc Here!

Feds Guard Illegal Alien Shelter Better Than Border
Kit Daniels - Federal agents in Murrieta, California, with the help of local police, are guarding an illegal alien shelter better than America’s border.

VIDEO: ABC News tells viewers that scenes of destruction in Gaza are in Israel - Diane Sawyer tweeted the following apology today... I want to apologize now and tonight for my error on the broadcast Tuesday. We’ll correct it tonight on.

NY Court OKs $1.75B Award in Iran Terror Cases
ABC News - A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that $1.75 billion for terrorism-related judgments against Iran can be distributed to victims of attacks, including a 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon.

The CDC and HHS Are Planning for Mass Casualties in the United States
Dave Hodges - I am presently vacationing at Ground Zero, the location of the greatest pandemic threat in American history and it is all related to unscreened immigrants.

Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S.
(Reuters) - A cargo train used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border derailed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, stranding about 1,300 migrants, emergency services said.

Ted Cruz: Democrats Vote to Ban Books, Repeal First Amendment
Paul Joseph Watson - Senator Ted Cruz renewed his verbal assault against a campaign finance amendment during a judiciary committee hearing on Capitol Hill today, warning that the proposal would serve to repeal the First Amendment and empower Congress to ban books and movies.

GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress
Washington Times - Just as the IRS tea party targeting scandal was erupting, Lois G. Lerner warned colleagues to “be cautious” about what information they put in emails because it could end up being turned over to Congress, according to an email message released Wednesday.

Gun Confiscation Begins in New York?
Paul Joseph Watson - Second amendment activists are expressing concern that authorities in New York state have begun moving towards mass gun confiscation after a man had all his firearms seized by police over a 15-year-old misdemeanor charge.

Is Monsanto Contributing To The Rise In Mass Shootings?
Brandon Turbeville - In January, 2013, I wrote an article entitled, “Psychiatric Drugs, School Violence, And The Big Pharma Cover-up,” where I discussed the importance of the CYP450 enzymes on the metabolism of pharmaceutical drugs and the potential for adverse effects of those drugs if the CYP450 enzyme was not functioning properly.

The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth About the American Police State
The Rutherford Institute - “The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself…Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.”—H.L. Mencken, American journalist.

Police Shoot Black Lab Through Vehicle Window, Claim It Was ‘Lunging’ Pit Bull
Mikael Thalen - An Idaho police officer who shot and killed a small black lab sitting inside a vehicle this week has been telling investigators that the dog was a “vicious” pit bull.

Economy & Business

Where The Wealth Is (and Is Not)
Zero Hedge - On the heels of Wal-Mart explaining that America is anything but recovering, we thought a look at the state of the union's wealth would be useful. To wit, the following map of household incomes shows where the "haves" and the "have-nots" reside.

Banker Suicides Return: JPMorgan Executive "Blasts Wife, Kills Self" With Shotgun
Zero Hedge - In what appears to the 15th financial services executive suicide this year, yet another JPMorgan Director took his own life.... Julian moved to the United States from London in 2010 and was working at JP Morgan's Global Network Operations Center in Whippany, New Jersey, at the time of the tragedy.

G.M. Resists Recalling Trucks Over Brake Lines
NY Times - G.M. has resisted recalling almost 1.8 million full-size pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles from the 1999 to 2003 model years for corrosion-related brake failures, saying the issue is one of maintenance. The resistance has come even though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating the issue since 2010, and the agency has now received about 1,000 complaints from owners, some of whom report narrowly avoiding crashes.

Ford Issues 6 Recalls Covering 101,000 Vehicles
Consumerist - In an effort to show GM that it’s not the only U.S. car maker who can issue a huge number of recalls, the folks at Ford have announced six separate recalls covering a total of 101,000 vehicles.

Veteran News

Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Denied Freedom by Mexican Judge
XRepublic.TV - A Mexican federal judge sent Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up more than three months ago for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck.

Weird & Stupid News

4,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s
(Ap) - No, the United States military isn’t trying to build a force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft and warning that failure to do so is ‘‘punishable by a fine and imprisonment.’’
Energy & Environment

1 mn gallons of oil-drilling byproducts leaked into N. Dakota drinking water
RT - A North Dakota pipeline has hemorrhaged about 1 million gallons of oil-drilling saltwater into the ground of a native Indian reservation, with some of the byproduct suspected to have leaked into a lake that provides drinking water.

Record Shattering UV Radiation Levels Finally Confirmed
Geoengineering Watch - A team of researchers in the U.S. and Germany has measured the highest level of ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on the Earth’s surface. The extraordinary UV fluxes, observed in the Bolivian Andes only 1,500 miles from the equator, are far above those normally considered to be harmful to both terrestrial and aquatic life.

Polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week
Washington Post - Bearing a haunting resemblance to January’s brutally cold weather pattern, a deep pool of cool air from the Gulf of Alaska will plunge into the Great Lakes early next week and then ooze towards the East Coast. Of course, this is July, not January, so temperatures forecast to be roughly 10 to as much as 30 degrees below average won’t have quite the same effect.

Science & Technology

First Google Glass telekinetic app allows users to take pictures with their thoughts
RT - A new telekinetic app operates with Google Glass to harness the power of the mind in order to control functions. MindRDR, developed by British firm This Place, links Google Glass with another piece of attachable hardware, the Neurosky EEG biosensor, that picks up brainwaves, which the app then translates into action. A function is carried out based on the amount of concentration and relaxation by the user.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Is Local Food Organic Food? Many People Get it Wrong
Natural Society - About 17 percent of 2500 surveyed American believe the terms 'local' and 'organic' could be used interchangeably and 22 percent thought local means non-GMO.

Research Professor Begs EPA and USDA to Refuse New 2,4-D Herbicide
Natural Society - Charles Benbrook wrote a letter to the EPA requesting the refusal of a toxic new herbicide called 2,4-D, as it will poison food, people, wildlife, and more.

Purslane: Don’t Mow It. Eat it.
Off the Grid News - There is very good reason, at least from a nutritional perspective, as to why purslane deserves more respect than it often gets. This herb contains alpha-linolenic acid, a much-researched and sought-after omega-3 fatty acid. In fact, purslane has about five times the amount of omega-3 fatty acid that spinach has and its stems are rich in vitamin C.


Man diagnosed with rare pneumonic plague in Colorado
(Reuters) - A Colorado man diagnosed with pneumonic plague, a rare form of the disease that is also the most life-threatening, is the state's first confirmed human case of the illness in a decade, officials said on Wednesday.

Amount of phthalates in average American diet exceeds EPA threshold, study finds
(NaturalNews) The researchers found that, for both children and adults, the diet high in meat and dairy products contained dangerous levels of phthalates. The typical US diet contained levels that the EPA currently considers safe for adults, but that was nearly twice as high as the maximum exposure levels that have been set for babies and toddlers..

Watching Too Much TV Linked to Early Death
Dr. Mercola - If you watch television for three or more hours a day, your risk of premature death is double that of someone who watches only one hour or less, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.1 The health risks of too much sedentary behavior, including too much sitting, are now widely known.

Sweet potatoes: Carotenoid-rich tubers that boost vision and fight disease
(NaturalNews) Sweet potatoes also contain high concentrations of magnesium, potassium, manganese, calcium, iron, protein and most B vitamins. Many of these nutrients are found in the skin, however, so make sure that you purchase organic sweet potatoes whose skins are safe to eat.

Potent pain relieving foods you already have in your kitchen
STEPin2 - Eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Pain can be caused by many factors, yet the most common cause of pain is chronic inflammation. Fresh organic foods have properties that fight inflammation and therefore relieve pain. Spices and herbs are among the most powerful natural pain relievers.

7 Herbs to Greatly Enhance Happiness
Natural Society - Being happier can help make you healthier. Here are 7 herbs that may help you feel better by reducing nervousness and calming the nervous system.

12 Herbs or Plants Best At Deflecting Negative Energy - We all draw energy from different source to feed emotional states and this can essentially energize cells within our body, cause increases in cortisol and catabolize cells depending on the emotional trigger. There are specific herbs that have used for millennia, whose frequencies are known to have an impact in deflecting and transforming negative energies.

'Rosemary Is For Remembrance' ~ Science Confirms Wisdom of the Ancients
Green Med Info - Rosemary, a small perennial shrub in the mint family, is one such example, a plant woven deeply into ancient history and mythology, providing clues and hints to its particular value in cognition, memory and enhanced sensorial awareness, and ultimately its sacredness, which literally means "holy," a word that also shares etymological roots with "whole," "healthy" and "heal."

Rose Petal Vinegar And Its Many Uses - It's very easy to make. Simply collect a jar full of fresh rose petals, mix with vinegar and put them to use on bug bites, sunburn and even as a vinaigrette.

Home Remedies for Burns - 8 Natural Treatments
Natural Society - Whether first degree or second degree, burns can be dealt with through natural treatments. Here are 8 home remedies for burns.

Raw Chocolate Cream Caramel Bars - This is one of those dangerously delicious raw recipes that can be addictive, but there's nothing wrong with that since the ingredients contain high nutrient ingredients. If you like things sweet and decadent, yet nutritious, you're gonna love these.

Homemade Orange Creamsicles
Homestead Basics - 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!

Thursday - July 10, 2014 - Today in History:
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.
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.
1962 - The Telstar Communications satellite was launched. The satellite relayed TV and telephone signals between Europe and the U.S.
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 U.S. military delivered the remains of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Blassie to his family in St. Louis. He had been placed in Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown in 1984. His identity had been confirmed with DNA tests.
1999 - The heads of six African nations that had troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed a cease-fire agreement that would end the civil war in that nation.
2002 - Peter Paul Rubens' painting "The Massacre of the Innocents" sold for $76.2 million at Sotheby's.

World News

Sunni insurgents take over nuclear materials in northern Iraq
RT - Iraq says “terrorist groups” have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north. Iraq's UN envoy has appealed for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

IDF Chief of Staff Approves Ground Offensive Plans
Israel National News - IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, has approved all of the plans for an IDF ground offensive into Gaza, IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz said Wednesday evening. He added that the pressure on Gaza will grow in the coming hours and the IAF attacks will become even more intense.

Tel Aviv escalates violence while playing victim: Analyst
Press TV “What the Israelis are doing is instigating violence, pretending that they’re the victims when in fact they’re the instigators,” Eli Joseph James said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
* Related: Israel crimes aimed at more occupation

Russia to Suggest Creating Energy Association During BRICS Summit – Kremlin
RIA Novosti - Russia plans on suggesting the creation of an energy association and energy policy institution during the upcoming BRICS summit in Brazil, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said Thursday.

Germany Blesses “Bail-In” Deposit Confiscation Plan For Failing EU Banks
Zero Hedge - One year earlier than required, the German government approved plans to force creditors into propping up struggling banks across Europe.

TPP Negotiations Go Further Underground with Secret Meetings in Canada
Activist Post - EFF is in Ottawa this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, to influence the course of discussions over regressive digital policy provisions in this trade agreement that could lead to an increasingly restrictive Internet. But this round is different from the others—the secrecy around the talks is wholly unprecedented.

NATO Sets Record By Sending Nine Ships Into Black Sea
(RIA Novosti) – The group of NATO ships in the Black Sea has grown to nine vessels, setting a record for recent decades, a Russian military source told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Israel hits 200 Gaza sites, 8 children reported dead, Hamas fires rockets
RT - By Wednesday evening, Israel's offensive had killed at least 53 people and injured over 450, while also striking scores of targets, Ma’an news agency reported citing medical officials. According to IDF, the airstrikes were necessary in order to stifle rocket fire from Gaza. Israel indicated that a 'weeks-long' ground invasion could be rapidly approaching, reported AP on Wednesday.

Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silenced gun
The Daily Star - Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a U.S. official involved in the investigation said.

Israel’s “Blood Diamonds” Boost Jeweller Profits as Gaza Bleeds
Global Research - As Israel carries out yet another attack on Gaza jewellers worldwide continue to conceal the fact that blood diamonds are supporting one of the most abhorrent and prolonged injustices against a defenceless indigenous people.

ISIS Destroys Antiquities
Kurt Nimmo - The Kharijite fanatics masquerading as Sunni Muslims who have temporarily established a caliphate in Iraq and Syria are now destroying religious antiquities. The Islamic State attack on the holy sites of other religions is reminiscent of the Taliban destruction of 2,000 year old Buddha statues in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan valley in 2001.

China President Warns Conflict With America Would Be "Global Disaster"
Zero Hedge - China’s President Xi Jinping called for greater military communication with the U.S., saying as he opened high-level talks between the two countries that any conflict would be a global disaster.

Snowden applies to extend asylum in Russia - lawyer
RT - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has filed an official petition to extend his asylum in Russia for another year. He has been living in the country since taking 1.7 million intelligence files from various US agencies. This is according to Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena. Snowden’s current term of stay in Russia expires on July 31.

'Second CIA spy in Germany': Berlin raids Ministry of Defense
RT - German authorities have carried out a raid on the residence of a defense ministry official suspected of passing secrets to the US, just one week after the arrest of a German intelligence officer who worked as a double agent.

Flashback: Mexico’s President ‘Indignant’ About Deportations, Says U.S. Has a ‘Lack of a Conscience’
TPNN February 28, 2014 - Mexico’s President, Enrique Pena Nieto, has taken shots at the U.S.’s border policy and announced on Friday [Feb 28th] that he is “indignant” about America’s deportations of illegal immigrants and suggested that such deportations demonstrate a “lack or conscience” on the part of Americans who refuse to pass amnesty.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Illegal Immigrant “Children” Include MS-13 Gang Members
New American - An internal summary of Border Patrol operations at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales (Arizona) Placement Center stated that 16 unaccompanied immigrant children being held at the facility are members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) transnational criminal gang.

Teacher outrage stalls Bill Gates’ Common Core push
Truthstream Media - Opposition to Common Core has gained such momentum on all sides of the debate, and for various reasons, that major outlets are now telling Bill Gates to butt out of education, and instead go home with his billions.

Iowa Residents to Be First American Guinea Pigs for GMO Bananas - Somewhere in Iowa, volunteers are earning $900 apiece by providing blood samples after eating bits of a banana kissed with a curious tinge of orange.

Costco censorship attempt backfires; 'America' book sees huge surge in sales after attempted memory-holing
(NaturalNews) The blatantly political attempt to silence the author of a politically incorrect new book has backfired on chain wholesaler Costco after one of its top managers reversed a decision to pull the tome from stores.

Obama Administration Endorses Israel's Assault on Gaza
Common Dreams - The White House on Tuesday announced its backing of Israel's escalating air strikes on Gaza amid reports of a rising Palestinian death toll that now includes the killing of more than a dozen children.

Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of news'
Washington Examiner - In a letter to President Obama, the 38, led by the Society of Professional Journalists, said efforts by government officials to stifle or block coverage has grown for years and reached a high-point under his administration despite Obama's 2008 campaign promise to provide transparency. Worse, they said: As access for reporters has been cut off, the administration has opened the door to lobbyists, special interests and “people with money.”

Murrieta Pro-Tem Mayor: Feds Ignored Town’s Plea For Help
Paul Joseph Watson - According to Murrieta Pro-Tem Mayor Harry Ramos, the federal government has ignored the town’s request for help in order to deal with the influx of illegal immigrants arriving on buses and has refused to provide city officials with any information whatsoever.

Illegals Continue To Walk All Over Obama, Now With Obama-Themed Shoes
Daily Caller - Some of the illegal immigrants surging across the U.S. border from Central America and creating a growing humanitarian crisis may be wearing tennis shoes emblazoned with images in praise of President Barack Obama, according to Dennis Michael Lynch at his website, DLM Daily.

What comes 'after America'?
WND - In recent weeks, both General David Petraeus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have woven into public speeches the theme of combining the United States, Canada and Mexico into a single, North American Union. “After America, there is North America,” explained Petraeus, the former U.S. military commander and former head of the CIA, to a panel entitled “After America, What?” held at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty on June 18, 2014, hosted by the Center for Policy Studies in Great Britain.

Court orders Chicago to pay NRA’s legal fees
Washington Times - A federal court is ordering the city of Chicago to pay the National Rifle Association nearly $1 million in legal fees. The NRA had challenged a Chicago law banning gun sales within the city limits that a federal court ruled unconstitutional in January.

Election News

US News: Hillary Clinton has raised over $1 billion from Wall Street
Nick Sorrentino - US News thinks that Hillary Clinton’s formidable fundraising ability is a giant advantage, and there is no doubt that it is. But it is also a liability. Ms. Clinton has raised over $1 billion from the #BailoutBanks over the last 2 decades. A key benefactor right now (also Obama’s in 2008) is Goldman Sachs, king of the #BailoutBanks.

Economy & Business

Shock Report: 70 Million People Would Be Starving in the Streets Without Government Welfare Programs
Mac Slavo - According to the HHS, nearly half of all Americans are now dependent on some form of government benefit just to put food on the table. And of our population of 310 million, nearly one in four receive welfare benefits. That’s over 70 million people who, if the government safety nets broke down due to lack of funding or a monetary crisis, would be starving on our streets right now.

Kansas Tax Cuts Are Working - Bureau of Labor Statistics data details a significantly better trend for Kansas as opposed to Missouri following the passage of the first round of tax cuts in 2012.

Housing Market

Chinese Purchases of U.S. Real Estate Jump 72% as The Bank of China Facilitates Money Laundering
Liberty Blitzkrieg - While this trend may not be new, it is certainly accelerating. According to the National Association of Realtors in its annual report on foreign home purchases, transactions from Greater China (includes Hong Kong and Taiwan) were up 72% in the past year to $22 billion.

Veteran News

VA denied 80 percent of disability claims filed by Gulf War veterans
Washington Times - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released data that shows 80 percent of disability claims filed by Gulf War veterans for conditions related to the war have been denied, citing "inadequate and insufficient evidence" to indicate that the cancers, chronic fatigue and migraines they suffer from are service-related.

Energy & Environment

California stung by lawsuit to protect bees - After five years of review, California officials have not only failed to complete an evaluation of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics), they continue to bring more and more of these bee-harming chemicals to market. Fed up with the years of hand-sitting, PAN and our partners brought the state and pesticide manufacturers to court.

Science & Technology

Earth's magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than thought in the Western Hemisphere
Daily Mail - The Earth’s magnetic field, which protects the planet from cosmic radiation, has grown weaker over the past six months. Data collected by the European Space Agency’s Swarm satellites has indicated weak spots in the magnetic field.

Senate committee passes CISA cybersecurity bill that could broaden NSA powers
RT - New cybersecurity legislation cleared the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday during a closed session. Critics fear it may broaden the NSA’s already formidable access to Americans’ data.

Stick it to the Man With These Four Awesome New Gadgets
The Daily Sheeple - One of the most secure ways to explore the internet is with the Tor Browser. This program allows you to log onto the internet with a newly generated IP address that is relayed and encrypted through a random series of computers from around the world. Now with the iCloak, you can essentially take Tor with you anywhere. The device is a small usb stick that you can boot from your computer, instantly making any device a Tor browser.

Why Care About Online Privacy (If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide) - You’re a good person. Should you worry what websites know about you? Take this short quiz to find out.


Stress—Yes, It Really Can Trigger a Heart Attack
Dr. Mercola - Interestingly, more heart attacks and other cardiovascular events occur on Mondays than any other day of the week. This “Monday cardiac phenomenon” has been recognized for some time, and has long been believed to be related to work stress.

Boost energy with these top 3 superfoods
(NaturalNews) While many superfoods exist, and all are beneficial for health along with a diet that includes fresh, whole foods, there are three that are ideal for their ability to boost energy. According to experts, spirulina, maca, and turmeric are the top three foods that can help give the body a much-needed energy boost in addition to providing a host of other healthy benefits.

Tunes Could Bring Back Memories Lost to Alzheimer's
Dr. Mercola - If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's, there's good reason to turn on some music daily. Even if you don't, use these strategies to protect your brain health at any age.

Selling Donated Blood is Big Business in U.S.
AllGov - Donating blood is anything but a charitable act in the United States. Oftentimes, blood given for free by Americans gets turned into profitable deals by companies specializing in blood sales to hospitals. These days, a pint of blood can go for $180 to $300, depending on demand.

Organic Foods Not Necessarily Safe if They Come from China
AllGov - ue to reckless industrial development, huge swaths of Chinese acreage contain harmful heavy metals, including cadmium, arsenic, lead, nickel and mercury. As much of 20% of China’s arable land is polluted in this manner. As for Chinese produce labeled “organic,” it’s unclear that eating that is healthier than consuming locally grown, non-organic foods. Organic crops are often fertilized with animal manure that could be contaminated with heavy metals.

‘Remote-control’ contraceptive implant developed backed by Bill Gates
The Telegraph - A remote-controlled contraceptive computer chip which would be implanted under the skin has been developed with the backing of Bill Gates. The chip, which would last for 16 years, would release levonorgestral daily, a hormone which is used to prevent pregnancy.

Identifying and Treating Spider Bites
The Daily Sheeple - Even though the odds of being bitten by one of the eight-legged critters is fairly low, it doesn’t hurt to learn to recognize bites and learn how to treat them.

Clean Your Whole House With Only 6 Inexpensive Items and NO Nasty Chemicals
Natural Society - According to the David Suzuki Foundation: “. . .researchers in the U.S. identified 133 unique volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from a small sample of consumer products, including six cleaning products. Each product tested emitted between one and eight chemicals classified as toxic or hazardous under U.S. federal laws.”


Wednesday - July 9, 2014 - Today in History:
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.
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.
1947 - The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.
1951 - U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.
1971 - The United States turned over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.
1997 - Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield.
2004 - A Senate Intelligence Committee report concluded the CIA had provided unfounded assessments of the threat posed by Iraq that the Bush administration relied on to justify going to war.
2011 - South Sudan became the world's newest nation, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five decades that had cost millions of lives.

World News

Iraq loses control of chemical weapons depot to ISIS militants
RT - The Iraqi government has informed the United Nations that it has lost control of a former chemical weapons depot to Islamist insurgents affiliated with ISIS, or IS, and cannot carry out its obligations to destroy what’s stored in the compound.

Globalist Think Tank Calls for Pentagon Emphasis on War with China and Russia
Kurt Nimmo - A think tank connected to Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), is calling for retooling the U.S. military in preparation of a “great power conflict” with “a newly aggressive Russia and rapidly modernizing China,” according to Homeland Security News Wire.

Palestinians respond to Israel’s attack on Gaza
Press TV - Resistance groups in the besieged Gaza Strip have responded to Israel’s aggression by targeting towns and cities deep inside the occupied Palestinian territories.

Gaza rocket hits Jerusalem as Palestinian death toll reaches 25
RT - IDF has confirmed that a rocket launched from Gaza hit Jerusalem, as air raid sirens continue to sound through southern and central Israel. Authorities say there have been no casualties reported following the latest long-range Palestinian rocket salvo.

YouTube: GRAPHIC: Bloody aftermath of Israeli airstrikes, Khan Younis, Gaza
RT - IDF launched an offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, striking nearly 100 sites in Gaza and mobilising troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a heavy barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

Israeli lawmaker’s call for genocide of Palestinians gets thousands of Facebook likes - A day before Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive allegedly by six Israeli Jewish youths, Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked published on Facebook a call for genocide of the Palestinians.

Iran urges firm action on brutal Israel attacks
Press TV - Western countries and supporters of the Zionists (Israelis) must adopt a firm stance to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Palestine and the continuation of the attacks by the occupying regime of al-Quds on the Palestinian people,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said at her weekly press conference in Tehran on Wednesday.

US ‘kidnaps’ Russian MP’s son to ‘exchange him for Snowden’
RT - A Russian MP claims the US kidnapped his son from the Maldives on bogus cyber-fraud charges and may be preparing to offer him as bait in a swap deal for Edward Snowden.

Ukraine gas debt exceeds $5bn, no June payments made - Gazprom
RT - Ukraine’s gas bill has risen another $838 million, after Kiev failed to make a payment for 1.7 billion cubic meters of Russian gas supplied in the first half of June.

Deadly Typhoon Neoguri hits Japan
Al Jazeera - At least one person has died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands.

Brazil Announces Dengue Fever Emergency in GM Mosquito Trials Region
Sustainable Pulse - Civil society groups today expressed alarm at an increase in dengue incidence, leading to an emergency decree, in a town in Brazil where releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes are taking place.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

FBI investigating vials of smallpox uncovered in unsecured lab near Washington, DC
RT - The FBI is investigating several vials of smallpox that were found in an unused laboratory storage room on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken the vials for testing.

Source: Obama Gives Murrieta Area ICE Agents Stand Down Order
Paul Joseph Watson - An Immigration and Customs Enforcement employee claims that the Obama administration has handed a number of ICE agents in the Murrieta/LA area paid temporary leave, a move that will exacerbate the mass influx of illegal immigrants into the region.

VIDEO: White House requests $3.7 billion to handle influx of undocumented children
CBS News - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced it is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to handle the influx of undocumented children crossing into the United States from Mexico.

Sarah Palin: 'It's Time to Impeach' President Obama
Breitbart - Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate.

Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film
Breitbart - President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region.

Illegal Immigrant Children Have Lice So Bad ‘They Can Be Seen Crawling Down’ Their Faces
Gateway Pundit - Todd Starnes told Sean Hannity on FOX News tonight that the illegal immigrant children held at Lackland Air Force base in Oklahoma are bringing diseases into America. The children have tuberculosis, scabies and lice so bad you can see them running down their faces... Nurses say the number of children representing symptoms of tuberculosis is ‘simply staggering.’

Appeals court rules immigrant ‘dreamers’ can get driver’s licenses
Washington Times - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer blasted the court’s ruling, saying it could end up meaning her state would have to grant driver’s licenses to some of those in the latest wave of illegal immigrants if Mr. Obama finds ways to avoid deporting them too.

Health Ranger's vehicle violently rammed by illegal immigrant asleep at the wheel in Texas
Mike Adams - Most Americans are aware that the Texas border is being overrun with illegal immigrants, but they don't have firsthand experience in what it really means for law-abiding citizens.

Nearly 500 cops call in sick to protest healthcare cuts in Memphis
RINF - Over the weekend, Police Director Toney Armstrong acknowledged that the growing number of officers calling out of work was the result of an effort waged after the City Council voted recently to reduce health care subsidies for city employees.

City Seizes Widow’s Home And Car Because Her SON Sold Marijuana
Off the Grid News - Elizabeth Young is now homeless and without a car because her son dealt small amounts of marijuana. The Philadelphia district attorney’s office seized the 69-year-old widow’s house and minivan through civil forfeiture even though she was never charged with a crime.

Economy & Business

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere
Economic Collapse - Is there any doubt that we are living in a bubble economy? At this moment in the United States we are simultaneously experiencing a stock market bubble, a government debt bubble, a corporate bond bubble, a bubble in San Francisco real estate, a farmland bubble, a derivatives bubble and a student loan debt bubble. And of course similar things could be said about most of the rest of the planet as well.

HHS Report: Percentage of Americans on Welfare Hits Recorded High
CNS News - According to the 2014 version of a report that the Department of Health and Human Services is required by law to issue annually, the percentage of Americans on welfare in 2011 was the highest yet calculated. The data for 2011 is the most recent in the report.

The Austerity Diaries: Creating a Budget…and Sticking to It
Activist Post - Lots of experts will give you excellent advice on how to create a budget. Creating a budget is actually pretty easy. You figure out what your expenses are, take this from your income, and then figure out what to do with the money you have left over. Sticking to the budget…that’s the tough part.

Veteran News

U.S. Doctors Prescribe Opiate Painkillers at Twice the Rate of any other Country…and 500,000 Veterans are Dependent
AllGov - Doctors in the United States lead the world in prescribing opioid analgesics, or opiate pain relievers (OPR). According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. physicians write 82.5 prescriptions for OPRs for every 100 persons in the country.

Energy & Environment

Fracking Fears Grow as Oklahoma Hit by More Earthquakes Than California
Bloomberg - Holland, Oklahoma’s seismology chief, is determined to find the cause of an unprecedented earthquake epidemic in the state. And he suspects pumping wastewater from oil and gas drilling back into the Earth has a lot to do with it.

Private household wells heavily contaminated with arsenic in Texas, Michigan, California, Idaho, Arizona and more
(NaturalNews) Private wells nationwide may be contaminated with dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to an analysis conducted by the Center for Public Integrity. The center used 40 years of data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), supplemented with extra data collected by the states of Texas and Minnesota, to create a map showing wells that tested above the limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
* The map can be viewed here:

Monsanto begins compensating victims of dioxin exposure
RINF - Residents of a West Virginia town that formerly hosted a Monsanto factory that produced noxious, cancer-causing chemicals can begin receiving assistance promised through a 2012, multi-million-dollar settlement.

Science & Technology

Wall Street Joins U.S. Intelligence Cronies To Form Fascist "Cyber War Council"
Zero Hedge - Want to hear the worst idea in the history of horrible ideas? How about we take the industry responsible for destroying the U.S. economy and wrecking the lives of tens of millions of people, and then allow it to create a “government-industry cyber war council.”

Revealed: Pentagon spent millions studying how to influence social media
RT - The Pentagon’s research lab has funded dozens of studies concerning the use of social media, the Guardian reported on Tuesday, raising further questions about what kind of data is of interest to governments around the globe.

Scientists are turning against Europe's brain-mapping initiative
The Verge - Last year, the European commission launched a 10-year, $1.6 billion project to create a supercomputer simulation of the human brain, dubbed the Human Brain Project. Now, nearly 200 prominent scientists are threatening to boycott the project, saying it has gone badly off track and may be doing real damage to the study of neuroscience.

‘Smart’ Lightbulbs Reveal Wi-Fi Passwords
Storyleak - Researchers have found a way to reveal Wi-Fi passwords by hacking mobile phone controlled LED “smart” lights.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Vermont Farmers Markets to Allow Raw Milk Delivery
Activist Post - Due to consumer demand and struggling local economies, some states are easing up on food sales with the introduction of "cottage food laws." Although they are not without regulation, sometimes even more red tape, they are beginning to allow more food access to slowly trickle back in - especially helpful for "fresh food deserts."


Junk Food Gets Encoded in DNA of Future Children, Scientists Discover
RT - The next time you wolf down that Big Mac with large fries consider you may be affecting more than your own waistline. Scientists now say an unhealthy diet can be encoded into DNA, which is passed down to future generations.

FDA Allows Final Phase Review of Dr. Burzynski’s Lifesaving Brain Cancer Treatment to Proceed
Alliance for Natural Health - This also means that additional patients will receive the treatment while it is being studied. It will be a Phase III study, in which the treatment is given to large groups of people to confirm its effectiveness.

4 amazing uses for aloe vera
(NaturalNews) Renowned for its medicinal properties, aloe vera has been utilized for thousands of years to treat numerous medical conditions ranging from skin irritations and herpes to constipation and diabetes. Indeed, this succulent and mucilaginous plant was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

Could Pumpkin Seeds Reverse Balding?
Natural Society - Researchers analyzing 76 balding men found that 44 percent of the group taking pumpkin seed oil had slightly or moderately improved hair growth.

Dark chocolate found to enhance blood flow to legs
(NaturalNews) In addition to its other proven health benefits, dark chocolate may also improve the health of peripheral arteries, enhance blood flow to the legs and improve walking ability, according to a study conducted by researchers from Sapienza University of Rome and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Top herbs that lead to quick weight loss
(NaturalNews) Individuals who carry an excess amount of weight on their frames can face a number of health problems. Being overweight has been linked to an increase in blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

Natural compounds to improve thyroid function
(NaturalNews) One of the fastest rising health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain. Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15 to 30 percent of the population may have thyroid problems.

Tuesday - July 8, 2014 - Today in History:
1709 - Peter the Great defeated Charles XII at Poltava, in the Ukraine, The Swedish empire was effectively ended.
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.
1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun.
1879 - The first ship to use electric lights departed from San Francisco, CA.
1881 - Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI, poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used for making ice-cream sodas.
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 frist 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.
2004 - Enron founder and former chairman Kenneth Lay pleaded innocent to charges related to the energy company's collapse. (He was convicted, but died while the case was on appeal.)
2010 - The Solar Impulse completed the first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane.
2011 - Former first lady Betty Ford died in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at age 93.

World News

Russia approves creation of BRICS foreign exchange fund
RIR - The Russian Government signed a draft agreement on the creation of a $100 billion pool of currency reserves that the BRICS countries are forming to guard against financial shocks. According to the document, the countries’ dollar reserves will remain on the balance sheets of their central banks. However, these reserves can be made available at the request of one of the parties.

Israel preparing for ground invasion of Gaza Strip
Press TV - The army mobilized troops for the potential ground invasion as part of what it dubbed “Operation Protective Edge,” saying the offensive seeks to strike Hamas, the Palestinian resistance movement.

Egypt Raises Fuel Prices 78% Overnight
Zero Hedge - Egypt's surging budget deficit has hit its limit and the Oil Ministry has decided to cut its $20bn plus fuel subsidies. The result - mainstream fuel prices by up to 78% from midnight on Friday. As Reuters reports, previous governments have failed to curb energy product subsidies, fearing backlash from a public used to cheap fuel.

Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
The Independent - Australia has for several years been toughening its stance towards asylum seekers and migrants, implementing a policy of turning their boats around.

Super typhoon speeding north to Japan
Reuters - Forecasters are calling Typhoon Neoguri a 'once in decades storm' that is 'extremely intense'. A super typhoon described as a "once in decades storm" was heading north for Japan on Monday, set to rake the southern Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall on Kyushu, Japan's westernmost main island.

France lashes out against US dollar, calls for ‘rebalancing’ of world currencies
RT - The French government wants to break the monopoly the dollar has on international transactions after the country’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, was slapped with a record $9 billion fine and a 1-year dollar trading ban.

Sunni tribes rise against ISIL in northern Iraq
Press TV - Sunni tribes in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin have risen against the Takfiri ISIL militants, killing 30 terrorists.

US company signs billion-dollar energy deal with Iran
RT - US company World Eco Energy has signed a preliminary agreement to invest $1.175 billion to generate electricity in Iran. The plan is to turn solid waste into power.

Merkel’s mad: German leader indignant over ‘serious’ US spying allegations
RT - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said allegations of a German working as a double agent for the US intelligence are “serious” and if proven correct contradict the spirit of bilateral cooperation.

7/7 attacks: What is MI5 hiding?
Press TV - On the morning of July 7, 2005, Londoners started their day with panicking news. On that day, several explosions occurred on the public transport system in the city of London... Within hours, the British Government, the Metropolitan Police, Intelligence agencies and many others started to propagate stories that do not simply add up to common sense.

7.1-magnitude earthquake rocks southern Mexico, Guatemala
RT - At least 2 people have been killed after a powerful 7.1-magnitude quake struck the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and neighboring Guatemala. The US Geological Survey says the perceived shaking of the quake is “very strong.”

U.S. News, Politics & Government

UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees
(AP) - United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.

Third immigrant plane lands in San Diego
ABC News - Protesters waited for the immigrants in Murrieta, about 80 miles north of San Ysidro. It was not immediately clear where the immigrants would be taken.... Veteran John Anderson served in the Navy. He held a sign that read, "I did not serve this country so Washington, D.C. can ruin it." Anderson told 10News, "It's a sad situation but America can't be every country's Band-Aid. We can't."

More Illegal Immigrants from China Crossing Border
National Review - The influx of Central American illegal immigrants appears to have attracted the attention of Chinese nationals seeking to gain access to the United States.... While the Obama administration has sought to attribute the spike in Central Americans coming to the U.S. to poverty and regional violence, no such explanation exists for the arrival of Chinese immigrants.

SWAT teams patrol Chicago’s streets after about 60 people shot during July 4 weekend
(Reuters) - The July Fourth holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire to Chicago, where at least 60 people were shot and roughly a dozen killed, authorities said on Monday. The violence was so widespread during the three-day weekend that police were still tallying the dead and wounded, Chicago Police Department spokesman Hector Alfaro said.

Mexican Flag-Wearing La Raza Militants Arrive in Murrieta
Paul Joseph Watson - An image posted by an activist who is protesting against the arrival of illegal immigrants in the flash point town of Murrieta shows the arrival of La Raza militants adorned with the Mexican flag. According to Eric Odom, the La Raza members told him they were there to “protect the children.”

Armed militias planning to take over US border to thwart illegal immigrants
RT - As militias vow to protect the Texas border from illegal immigrants, Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) said he believes the president has an ulterior motive for not moving quickly to prevent the overwhelming numbers of immigrants crossing the border

Protesters Arrested at Murrieta Border Standoff Were Pro-Illegal Immigration Agitators
Paul Joseph Watson - Riot police have been dispatched to a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California in response to actions by anti-illegal immigration protesters, but video footage reveals that it was pro-illegal immigration activists who were responsible for causing a mini-riot in Murrieta on July 4.

Law enforcement agencies fight over who’s to blame for Bundy ranch standoff
RT - The local sheriff and federal officials alike both agree that Cliven Bundy, the Nevada cattle rancher who made headlines earlier this year for a standoff near his Clark County home, should face charges over the incident.

YouTube: On Hobby Lobby: Everyone Should Be Exempt from Government Mandates!
Ron Paul - This week, supporters of religious freedom cheered the Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. The Court was correct to protect business owners from being forced to violate their religious beliefs by paying for contraceptives. However, the decision was very limited in scope and application.

Why are police shooting so many family dogs?
WND - No government agency keeps a national database on the number of pets killed by police. But animal-abuse activists have kept statistics, and they say a pet is killed by law enforcement every 98 minutes in America. They say it is largely a result of officers having little-to-no training on how to deal with dogs.

Economy & Business

Attempt to Tie Bitcoin to ISIS is Proof the Establishment is Scared to Death
Michael Krieger - Every attempt to demonize Bitcoin has demonstrated an increased level of desperation and ridiculousness. However, the most recent example is the most absurd yet. According to Sky News, an “ISIS-linked blog” has posted about how Bitcoin can be used to “fund global jihad.”

Why Is Obama Encouraging Illegal Immigration When We Can’t Take Care Of Millions Of Our Own Citizens?
Economic Collapse - For years, the Obama administration has been making it abundantly clear that it is a friend of illegal immigrants.

Virtual Economy’s Phantom Job Gains Are Based on Statistical Fraud
Paul Craig Roberts - Washington can’t stop lying. Don’t be convinced by last Thursday’s job report that it is your fault if you don’t have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate are more fiction than reality.

The Almighty Dollar Is In Peril As The Global ‘De-Dollarization’ Trend Accelerates
Economic Collapse - As the Obama administration continues to alienate almost everyone else around the entire planet, an increasing number of prominent international voices are starting to question why the U.S. dollar should be so overwhelmingly dominant in global trade.

14 Million More on Food Stamps Under Obama
Breitbart - With just 121 days until Democratic candidates face angry voters at the polls, President Barack Obama is touting a recent jobs report as evidence that his jobs agenda is finally working.

Tesla Car Chase Ends In Flaming Car Wreck Explosion So Violent It Is Confused For Fireworks
Zero Hedge - With GM recalling virtually every car it has made since emerging from bankruptcy, another maker of flaming paperweights has quietly managed to slip through the cracks of public attention. So it was perhaps well-timed, if only for GM, that over the weekend we not only learned, but saw footage, of what happens when a Tesla is involved in a Police chase that results in a lamp post crash. Nothing short of complete obliteration.

Veteran News

VA won’t add to Gulf War ‘presumptive’ conditions for now - The Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected a request from members of Congress and veterans advocates to make brain cancer, lung cancer and migraines presumptive conditions for Gulf War veterans. Officials said they cannot prove the high rate of these illnesses among Gulf War vets are related to military service.

Video: Veteran Arrested at Gunpoint for Legal Open Carry
Mikael Thalen - Police entrap, arrest Air Force veteran for alleged trespassing. A recently published cell phone video out of Wash. state shows an Air Force veteran being arrested at gunpoint for legally open carrying an AR-15 rifle.

Telsa Motors Hiring, Honoring Veterans
Breitbart - Tesla Motors wants to be the leading employer of veterans in America. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Tesla's vice president of human resources, Arnnon Geshuri, said: "We want to be known throughout the community as a great place to work. Veterans are a great source of talent for Tesla and we're going after it."

Energy & Environment

Physicists Seek Help to Build Nikola Tesla's 'Planetary Energy Transmitter'
Activist Post - Leonid Plekhanov and Sergey Plekhanov, both graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, believe that by combining Tesla's plans with modern materials and other recent discoveries, they will succeed in delivering free, clean energy to the entire planet.

Just 4 fracking wastewater sites cause 20 percent of all central US earthquakes says study
RT - Just four wastewater wells in Oklahoma – where energy companies dump water after completing the hydraulic fracturing process – have caused scores of earthquakes this year, some 30 km from the site, according to a new study by top US universities.

Science & Technology

Google smartphones become brains of hovering robots at ISS
RT - NASA will employ Google smartphones with advanced 3D sensing and vision technology to control Star Wars-inspired small, round hovering robots on the International Space Station.

BAE Systems Plan Directed Energy Weapons and Drones That Divide to Conquer (VIDEO)
Activist Post - BAE Systems announced some of their plans for the future including 3D printed drones, directed energy weapons, and.a modular drone called the Transformer because it can fly as a single unit or divide into three separate crafts,

What Your “Startlingly Intimate, Voyeristic” NSA File Looks Like
Zero Hedge - According to WaPo, the files on intercepted Americans “have a startlingly intimate, even voyeuristic quality. They tell stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes. The daily lives of more than 10,000 account holders who were not targeted are catalogued and recorded nevertheless.”
* Related Video: Report: NSA compiling baby photos, medical records and resumes of citizens

Internet Censorship Explodes - Google Receives 250,000 "Removal" Requests
Zero Hedge - So it appears Orwell’s feared “memory hole” has begun to emerge in Europe. The way censorship is gaining a foothold in the region is through something known as a “right to be forgotten” ruling issued by the European Court of Justice. This ruling states that Google must essentially delete “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” data from its results when a member of the public requests it.

Robots Get Internet Cloud Brain: "Wikipedia For Robots" (Updated)
Activist Post - New Internet communication system for robots to share information and learn from each other, while merging with the Internet of Things.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Field-proven tips for successfully raising a summer vegetable garden
(NaturalNews) Now that you've wisely decided to create your own nutritious, money-saving, organic, summer veggie garden, here are some basic gardening tips for your success.


Women Given Radiation for Breast Cancer 8x more Likely to Develop Lung Cancer Within 5 Years Of Treatment
Natural Society - Big Pharma has been telling women that “it is better to get the whole breast radiated” when checking for breast cancer, but a new study coming from Dr. Trine Grantzau at the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna presented information to the contrary.

The Almost Forgotten Simple Herbal Remedy Effective for Cancer and More
Natural Society - Essiac Tea has been an almost forgotten cancer 'remedy' lately, so here is an article reminding everyone of this astonishing herbal healing formula.

7 Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Young
Green Med Info - 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. Another 10,000,000 suffer with severe dementia and Parkinson’s. Even more struggle with age-related mild cognitive impairment. Here are 7 natural ways to defend your brain.

Cilantro and Chlorella can Remove 80% of Heavy Metals from the Body within 42 Days
Natural Society - There are many heavy metals that people are exposed to regularly without realizing it. Mercury, cadmium, and aluminum, among others, are able to imbed themselves into our central nervous systems and bones, bio-accumulating for years until we start to suffer acute health problems from heavy metal poisoning.

Why You Need To Ignore The Cancer and Sunscreen Industry and Make Your Own Protection - Sunscreen is full of some of the most toxic chemicals known. Yet both the cancer and sunscreen industries insist on their use to ironically prevent cancer from "bad" sunlight.... Blocking the sun's rays from reaching our skin dramatically influences our optimal vitamin D levels, leading to higher mortality, critical illness and mental health disorders. Ironically, sunscreen itself causes cancer.

6 Foods for Naturally Managing Cholesterol
Natural Society - In an interview at NaturalNews, Dr. B explains that cholesterol is far from all bad, actually working to repair and protect the body. Still, 71 million Americans “suffer” from high cholesterol and many manage it with potentially-dangerous medications like statins, this when the proper balance of cholesterol can be managed with dietary changes.

5 Ways Watermelons can Boost Your Health
Natural Society - Although most of us prefer the convenience of digging into a seedless watermelon, you might want ot reconsider. Watermelon seeds offer a high level of protein, and it’s not certain how creating a hybrid watermelon, even though not genetically engineered, affects the original watermelon’s dense nutrition.

FOODSNIFFER Phone App Puts Food Testing in Consumer Hands
Natural Society - A new phone app is in the works that could take the guesswork out of all of your food concerns, giving you a tool to determine what’s in your food, and giving researchers access to real-time food concerns.

Aladin’s organic lemon sorbet recipe
STEPin2 - Eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Sometimes, you have to treat yourself and your family to a delicious treat. Desserts that are made with natural organic foods like fruits are tasty and good for you too.

day - July 7, 2014 - Today in History:
1754 - Kings College opened in New York City. It was renamed Columbia College 30 years later.
1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
1862 - The first railroad post office was tested on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad in Missouri.
1920 - A device known as the radio compass was used for the first time on a U.S. Navy airplane near Norfolk, VA.
1930 - Construction began on Boulder Dam, later Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River.
1937 - Japanese forces invaded China.
1946 - Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized as the first American saint.
1950 - The U.N. Security Council authorized military aid for South Korea.
1981 - U.S. President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1987 - Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began.
1998 - A jury in Santa Monica, CA, convicted Mikail Markhasev of murdering Ennis Cosby, Bill Cosby's only son, during a roadside robbery.
1999 - In Sierra Leone, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and rebel leader Foday Sankoh signed a pact to end the nation's civil war.
2003 - In Liberia, a team of U.S. military experts arrived at the U.S. embassy compound to assess whether to deploy troops as part of a peacekeeping force in the country.

World News

VIDEO: Iran, Russia to join forces against terror in Iraq: Tehran
Press TV - Iran and Russia have agreed to jointly help Iraq combat terrorism, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says.

VIDEO: Seven Hamas members killed in Israeli airstrikes
Press TV - The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas says seven members of the movement have been killed in Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, saying that Tel Aviv will “pay the price.”

CCTV footage showing faces of slain Palestinian teen’s suspected killers revealed
RT - Israeli police say they have arrested six Jewish people in connection with the murder of a Palestinian teenager in East Jerusalem. It follows the release of new CCTV footage revealing the faces of the suspects who are thought to have abducted him.

US ‘profoundly troubled’ by brutal beating of Palestine teen who turned out to be American
The Daily Sheeple - When asked by the court under what basis Tarek was being held, prosecutors said they were still “collecting evidence.”

Fukushima has 9 days to prevent ‘unsafe’ overheating
RT - Fukushima operator TEPCO has been forced to switch off the cooling system at mothballed Reactor Unit 5, after it was discovered that it had been leaking water. In nine days, if the system is not repaired, temperatures will exceed dangerous levels.

Japanese cows develop skin spots, mysterious disease; farmers fear radiation affecting humans
(NaturalNews) Livestock with strange white spots covering their skin were put on display at a recent protest in front of Tokyo's agriculture ministry, according to the Associated Press (AP). Two Japanese farmers, disturbed by the unusual markings, are calling on government officials to conduct a real investigation into what they believe is radiation poisoning from the shuttered Fukushima nuclear plant

Russia launches large-scale naval drill in Black Sea same day as NATO (VIDEO)
RT - Some 20 warships, over 20 airplanes and helicopters, as well as the marines and coast artillery are taking part in the Black Sea Fleet exercise, Russian Defense Ministry reported. The war games launched the same day as NATO's military drill in the area.

NATO arming Ukraine with Soviet weapons – Deputy PM Rogozin
RT - NATO’s newest Eastern European members are handing over their Soviet arms stockpiles to the Ukrainian army, Russia’s Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin says, adding that the alliance is in danger of pouring gasoline on the flames of that country’s civil war.

Jihadists control all main Syria oilfields: NGO
(AFP) - The jihadist Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS)) now fully controls all of Syria's main oil and gas fields in Deir Ezzor province bordering Iraq, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Ukraine army assaults Lugansk: Airstrikes on suburbs, shelling of residential areas
RT - Kiev's artillery attacked the city of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, witnesses and militia of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Lugansk (LNR) said. Ukrainian forces also attacked the city’s suburbs from the air.

NATO to set up Strategic Communications Center in Latvian capital
Voice of Russia - Officials of Latvia, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Britain, and Germany have signed a memorandum on setting up NATO’s center for strategic communications in Riga, the capital of Latvia, TASS reports.

Syria conflict: Britain ‘planned to train 100,000-strong rebel army to take on Assad’
London Independent - A secret plan to train a 100,000-strong rebel army to wage war on Syria’s President Bashar Assad was drawn up by a leading British general, according to a report.

'We’ll take back Spain': Fighters claim ISIS to seize 'occupied lands'
RT - A group of jihadists claiming to be part of ISIS have vowed to invade Spain along with all other “occupied lands” in a video posted on the web.

Germany Arrested A Suspected ‘US Spy’ Who Admitted Ties To An Investigation On Snowden
Reuters - A 31-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of being a foreign spy.

At least 40 UK politicians complicit in alleged Westminster 'pedophile ring' – report
RT- A whistleblower who kicked off UK police pedophile probe Operation Fernbridge believes as many as 40 British MPs and peers were involved in or turned a blind eye to child abuse.
Related: Child abuse files lost at Home Office...

Largest Austrian Bank Crashes After “Revealing” 40% Surge In Bad Debt Provisions, Record Loss
Zero Hedge - Analysts, whose job it is to predict these things, were shocked:”This is a clearly bad surprise as it comes in addition to the already ‘badly surprising’ warning issued by the group at the beginning of this year,” Natixis Securities SAS analyst Steven Gould said in a note to clients. “These announcements hurt the management’s credibility going forward.”

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Border Patrol Agent Apparently Defies Gag Order to Go Unfiltered on CNN – Hear His Big Claim About Obama Admin.
The Daily Sheeple - In an interview with CNN, Garza said the current influx of illegal immigrants is “organized” and “orchestrated” by the drug cartels. Additionally, he said the federal government is giving illegal immigrants a “free pass.” He said the feds are using the equivalent of the honor system in asking illegal immigrants to later report to an immigration hearing — even though the majority of them will never do so.

SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters
Breitbart - Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility.

Pro-Amnesty Crowd Burns American Flag at Murrieta on 4th of July
Breitbart - Opponents of illegal immigration had gathered in Murrieta to stop Friday's planned transfer of Central American illegal aliens, as they did earlier this week. A pro-amnesty counter-demonstration was organized in response.

VIDEO: Sandy Hook Student Confesses ‘WE WERE HAVING A DRILL’
The Daily Sheeple - When an interviewer passes over a child admitting that there was a drill on the day of the Sandy Hook shooting you have to ask yourself why. He completely ignores what the child has said and carries on with his next question…

Texas Rangers Dispatched to Secure Border Amid Stolen Mexican Nuke Threat
Mac Slavo - According to civil defense officials a vehicle carrying a lethal dose of radioactive Iridium-192 was hijacked by unknown thieves. Related article: Stolen radioactive material recovered in Mexico

Feds Threaten Journalist With Prison Over Report On Illegal Immigration
Kit Daniels - The Department of Defense has threatened me with imprisonment in response to our report on the illegal alien shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Border Meltdown: Obama Delivering 290,000 Illegals To U.S. Homes
Daily Caller - The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article.

Dallas Commissioner Plans to House Illegals in Schools
CBS News - Opposition and criticism are building against Dallas County Commissioner Clay Jenkins’ plan to bring to Dallas 2,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who crossed the Texas border.... Those places include Hulcy Middle School in Dallas’ Red Bird area, the Lamar School in Grand Prairie, and a building at the Parkland Hospital complex in Dallas.

Interactive map: Government effort to relocate illegals - Click on the symbols on the map for name of each location and what is happening there.

Sheila Jackson Lee Brings Lollipops to Illegals, Says Border Crisis Not National Security Threat
Breitbart - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) believes the border crisis is not a national security threat, despite gangsters having already been apprehended along the United States-Mexico border.

Texas rep says military bases ‘turning into refugee camps,’
Fox News - Texas officials appealed to the Obama administration on Thursday to secure the U.S.-Mexico border once and for all as waves of illegal immigrant children overwhelm the system, with one lawmaker saying U.S. military bases effectively have been transformed into camps to handle the influx.

Ron Paul: Nation's Hospitals 'Under Siege' in Immigration Crisis
Newsmax - The ongoing crush of children illegally entering the United States has sparked a major health crisis at hospitals along the nation's border, Ron Paul, a former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate, tells Newsmax TV.

Border Patrol Rep: Quarantine Area ‘nothing more than piece of yellow caution tape’
Adan Salazar - A U.S. Border Patrol union representative says understaffing and poorly equipped, unsanitary facilities are making the general public more susceptible to the myriad diseases accompanying the wave of illegal aliens currently bypassing the US-Mexico border.

South Carolina cops seize heaps of cash during annual enforcement blitz
Police State USA - A surprise annual enforcement blitz in Spartanburg County is largely about stealing cash from harmless motorists, an analysis shows. “Operation Rolling Thunder” is staged on one weekend per year, and draws in swarms of cops from around the state to participate. The date is held a secret.

Economy & Business

Gene Simmons Defends Bankster Elite
Kurt Nimmo - The 1 percent pays 80 percent of all taxes,” the rocker told UT San Diego. “Fifty percent of the population of the U.S. pays no taxes. The 1 percent provides all the jobs for everybody else. If the 1 percent didn’t exist, there would be chaos and the American economy would drop dead.” Simmons skews the stats in order to defend his imagined status as a preferred member of the one percent.

Housing Market

U.S. Bank Must Cough up $200 Million
Blacklisted News - Bank admitted it repeatedly certified mortgage loans that did not meet HUD requirements, DoJ says

Energy & Environment

Air Pollution Linked to Cognitive Decline in Later Years
Dr. Mercola - The smaller the diameter of the particle, the greater its risk of health damage becomes, as these can easily pass deep into your lungs, causing well-known damage to your heart and lungs, as well as to your brain function. Older people living in areas with 15 micrograms per cubic meter or more of fine particulate matter had higher error scores (by 1.5 times) than those living in areas with no more than 5 micrograms per cubic meter.

Scorecard: Find information about pollution problems and toxic chemicals in your area
Find out about the pollution problems in your community and learn who is responsible. See which geographic areas and companies have the worst pollution records.

Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals
LA Times - Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has begun an extensive sampling of chemical contaminants in response to the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's rivers, a department spokeswoman said. Male fish carrying eggs were found in the Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals, the U.S. Geological Survey found in research released Monday.

Veteran News

Joe Geoghagan is a 31 year old veteran and he’s begging the VA not to let him starve to death
RightWingNewscom - To this day, more than a year and a half after the VA started treating Joe, no one has figured out WHAT’S WRONG WITH HIM.

MS-13 Gang Members Allowed into U.S., but Wife of Marine Veteran Thrown in Prison
TPNN - While the Obama regime is rolling out the red carpet for illegal aliens as they cross our border, one woman found herself thrown in a high security prison. You see, this woman was not of Mexican descent. This woman was not of Central American descent. Oleksandra Bronova is a Ukrainian National and she was singled out by border agents as she tried to cross the border with her American husband.

Science & Technology

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are
Washington Post - Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post.

Coming Soon: TSA Mind Reading Scanners to Catch Terrorists
Paul Joseph Watson - A clip from a new Discovery Channel special envisages a day in the near future where the TSA will deploy mind reading technology to catch terrorists and police will subject suspects to memory scans in order to determine guilt.

Scientists Developing Artificial Milk, No Cows Involved
Blacklisted News - Imagine a world where milk is not only artificially produced, but also free of lactose and cholesterol. That’s the dream of three bio-engineers in the US who are preparing to produce a proof-of-concept of their cow-free milk.

Google Has Received 250,000 Article Removal Requests as Internet Censorship Takes Off in Europe
Blacklisted News - The reason Big Brother and his band of technocrat authoritarians spend so much time and effort erasing history in the classic novel 1984, is because they are a bunch of total criminals and they know it. Their grip on power is made so much easier if the proles are kept ignorant, confused and in the dark. This strategy is not just fiction, it is the philosophy of tyrants and authoritarians throughout history.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Big Food lobbyists attempting to control organic agriculture, spreading propaganda using robotic cold calls
(NaturalNews) With the U.S. organic market now topping $81 billion in sales annually, the big food conglomerates are seeking a larger piece of the monetary pie with a new proposed "check-off" program that would require all organic producers to pay fees for the collective promotion of organic food.

BAYER is Launching GMO Soy
Activist Post - Bayer CropScience has launched a new soy product range.... Having joined the arms race of global GM soy cultivation, the corporation has outed itself as an irresponsible war profiteer. The introduction of further GMO plants with a host of new herbicide resistances has unmasked the whole concept as a one way street serving only as a vehicle to sell more and more toxic agrochemicals.”


Follow these six dietary tips to help protect against cancer
(NaturalNews) Medical professionals from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine have unveiled five easy-to-follow guidelines for cancer prevention. Their findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition...

Top 5 foods to NOT eat to avoid belly fat
(NaturalNews) Studies have shown that the larger your waist measurement, the more likely you are to have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. While eating well, taking supplements and exercising are all excellent ways to slow the expansion of your waistline, there are also some foods that you should completely avoid if losing belly fat is your goal.

Cancer Patient Dies From Brain Tumor After Obamacare Fails to Cover Her Treatment - Linda Rolain passed away at her Las Vegas home on Monday after the Nevada resident but the Obamacare enrolleee died needlessly. Rolain’s family had joined two lawsuits against the State of Nevada and the company that set up its troubled online software, Xerox.

Cancer death rates are twice as high where GM crops and agricultural chemicals are used
(NaturalNews) Agricultural regions that see a heavy use of chemicals and in which genetically modified (GM) crops are grown have a cancer death rate twice as high as the national average, according to a report by the Ministry of Health of Cordoba Province in Argentina.

Stress Promotes Memory Decline and Dementia Later in Life
Dr. Mercola - A recent study reveals that higher levels of stress hormones can speed up short-term memory loss in older adults. Previous research has also linked chronic stress with working memory impairment.... Fortunately, there's compelling research showing that your brain has great plasticity and capacity for regeneration, which you control through your diet and lifestyle choices. Related: Documentary Examines How Stress Kills

Beat chronic stress with adaptogenic herbs
(NaturalNews) Chronic, low-grade stress is a modern-day epidemic that creates sluggish metabolism, chronic inflammation and abnormal immunity. Elevated stress hormone levels can create digestive problems, leaky gut syndrome, increased appetite, weight gain, thyroid disorders and accelerated brain degeneration. Adaptogenic herbs are critical for adapting effectively to the chronic stress of the 21st century.

Yacon syrup could help with cholesterol, blood sugar, digestive health and more
(NaturalNews) North Americans are catching on to the benefits of yacon syrup, a traditional South American food that may help prevent or even treat a myriad of digestive and metabolic health conditions. Yacon syrup is derived from the tuberous roots of the yacon plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius), a sunflower relative native to the Andes Mountains. It is said to taste similar to figs or raisins.

Humor and Satire

YouTube: Latino Comedy "300" Movie Comedy
The Latino Comedy spoof of the movie "300" first aired in 2007. Maybe not so funny anymore.

Friday - July 4, 2014 - Happy Independence Day!!!

Wishing all of our listeners a SAFE and HAPPY 4th of July!!!

Thursday - July 3, 2014 - Today In History:

1775 - U.S. Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, MA.
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.
1871 - The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company introduced the first narrow-gauge locomotive. It was called the "Montezuma."
1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state to join the United States of 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.
1922 - "Fruit Garden and Home" magazine was introduced. It was later renamed "Better Homes and Gardens."
1930 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration.
1944 - The U.S. First Army opened a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
1945 - U.S. troops landed at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.
1945 - The first civilian passenger car built since February 1942 was driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, MI. Production had been diverted due to World War II.
1950 - U.S. carrier-based planes attacked airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.
1954 - Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.
1974 - The Threshold Test Ban Treaty was signed, prohibiting underground nuclear weapons tests with yields greater than 150 kilotons.
1981 - The Associated Press ran its first story about two rare illnesses afflicting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later named AIDS.
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.
2005 - A NASA space probe, Deep Impact, hit its comet target as planned in a mission to learn how the solar system formed.
2009 - Sarah Palin announced she would resign as Alaska governor with 16 months left in her term.

World News

‘Thanks, Ukraine Air Force’: Bombarded villagers accuse Kiev of killing civilians
RT - The village of Kondrashovka in eastern Ukraine lies devastated after shelling by Kiev troops which killed seven people. Bodies torn to pieces are strewn across the settlement and those who survived are asking: why did Kiev kill their families?

ISIS Is Taking Over Iraq Using Captured American Weapons
Economic Collapse - ISIS is marching through city after city in Iraq, and they are doing it with American weapons. Thanks to a series of stunning victories in recent months, ISIS has captured a vast array of U.S. military equipment including trucks, Humvees, rockets, artillery pieces and Stinger missiles.

Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 soldiers to border with Iraq says report
StratRisks - Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported.

‘US hegemony in world has ended’ – Russia’s deputy security chief
RT - The deputy head of Russia’s supreme security body says US international dominance is being replaced by multiple centers of power. He urged a global agreement on the results of the Cold War, warning that the world could otherwise become engulfed in chaos.

African leaders grant themselves immunity from war crimes
RT - African leaders have granted themselves and their allies immunity from prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide at the Union’s Court, as they voted in support of the amendment at the African Union Summit.

Ghana hosts crisis talks as Ebola toll rises
Al Jazeera - Health ministers from 11 African countries are meeting in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, to plan "drastic action" against the worst Ebola outbreak in history as dozens of new cases continue to emerge. There have been 759 confirmed or suspected cases of the haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organisation says, with 467 people known to have died as of Wednesday.

Destroy Holy Shrine in Mecca
Kurt Nimmo - The plan to divide Muslims and touch off a religious war moved forward on Tuesday when an ISIS member reportedly posted a tweet calling for the destruction of the Kaaba, a building located at the center of Islam’s most sacred mosque, al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Hungary secures it gas supply: PM will support South Stream gas project - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday his country would not give up on Russia's controversial South Stream gas pipeline project as it was key to securing the country's energy supplies.

Où est la bombe? French cops 'lose explosives' in airport during training and can't find them
RT - French police put a block of explosives at Marseille Airport during training exercises…and forgot where they hid it, says a leaked report.

Nicolas Sarkozy under official investigation after questioning
The Guardian - After questioning Sarkozy on Tuesday at the police headquarters in Nanterre on the outskirts of Paris, the investigating magistrates heading the corruption inquiry decided there was enough evidence to put the former leader under official investigation.

VIDEO: Internet providers take UK spy agency to court
Press TV - Seven Internet service providers in six countries have filed a legal complaint against the British spy agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), over its mass surveillance.

Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights to go on show in UK
The Guardian - The Declaration of Independence is on loan from the New York Public Library. The text is that which Thomas Jefferson copied in his own hand, incorporating changes by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.... The Bill of Rights is coming from the US National Archives in Washington and was one of 14 copies made in 1789, one each for Congress and the original 13 states.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Rand Paul to Hannity: “…we’ve been funding Islamic rebels who kill Christians…”
Ben Swann - On Sean Hannity’s show, Hannity tried one more time to get Sen. Rand Paul to blame President Barack Obama on the failed policies in Iraq. But Paul didn’t fall for Hannity’s partisan rhetoric and Dick Cheney talking points.

Undetectable bomb' threat: US urges increased security on international flights
RT - Amid concerns of an Al-Qaeda effort to create an undetectable bomb, the US has ordered tighter security at some airports in Europe and the Middle East offering direct flights to the United States.

This Independence Day, the Health Ranger asks: What are YOU doing for freedom?
(NaturalNews) In our nation right now, there are powerful institutions actively fighting to keep us all enslaved. Those include the government itself, the mainstream media and of course certain powerful corporations that profit from domination and monopolistic practices. It is this suffocating scourge of oppression and enslavement that has denied generations of Americans their rightful heritage of abundance, prosperity, health and happiness.

Horowitz: Are We Strangers in Our Own Land?
Breitbart - As we near the 238th anniversary of U.S. independence, many Americans are wondering if we are indeed an independent nation with sovereign borders, given that tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming across the southern border. Have we become strangers in our own land?

33 Lawmakers Call on Obama to End Deferred Action Program in Wake of Border Crisis
Breitbart - More than 30 Republican lawmakers are calling on President Obama to end his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and make a public assertion that new arrivals will not receive legal status.

Arpaio: Immigrants ‘Keep Coming Back’ Despite Turning Them Over To ICE
CBS News - “I want an explanation and investigation as to why 3,800 of the people in my jails that are charged with state and local crimes are here illegally,” Arpaio told Newsmax TV. “We turn them over to ICE and they keep coming back over and over again.”

Smugglers Threaten Landowners in Cameron County - Ranchers along the Rio Grande say immigrant smugglers threaten them constantly.... More than 180,000 illegal immigrants have crossed into the Valley this year. The landowner said he and his neighbors are feeling increasing pressure by smugglers to turn a blind eye to criminal activity.

Federal Gov’t Sues Wisconsin Company, Says English-Language Requirement is 'Discrimination'
CNS News - he Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. business constitutes “discrimination.”

GMO Labeling Bill Moves Forward in Oregon
Common Dreams - Food safety advocates on Wednesday submitted over 150,000 signatures, nearly twice the amount required, in support of Ballot Initiative #44, which would require food manufacturers to label foods sold in Oregon that are produced with genetic modified organisms, or GMOs.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: Celebrate Independence Day By Opposing Government Tyranny
Ron Paul - This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration of government, not liberty....

NY Mayor: Obama “Has Every Right” to Bypass Congress on Amnesty
Kit Daniels - “If Congress is uninterested in acting on crucial national issues that have fundamental national impact on our future as a country, then the president has every right to act in every way he can,” de Blasio said, suggesting that the best way to deal with the undocumented “fellow residents of this country” right now is through amnesty by executive fiat.

CDC Confirms Activation of “emergency operation center” in Response to Immigrant Influx
Adan Salazar - In a taped phone call, a CDC information hotline representative confirmed that, unbeknownst to the American public, the agency has set up an “emergency operation center” to deal with various diseases accompanying the surge of illegal aliens currently staging a virtually uncontested U.S. invasion.

Associated Press to Deploy “Robot Reporters”
Kit Daniels - The Associated Press has announced it will begin using automation technology to write business news reports, a development which likely foreshadows a future mainstream media dominated by computer “reporters.”

Bill Would Allow Police to Confiscate Guns Based on Accusation Alone
Paul Joseph Watson - A draconian gun control bill set to be voted on by the California legislature would allow police to confiscate a person’s firearms solely on the basis of an accusation made against the gun owner by a family member or a health professional. Although the bill was amended after an onslaught of complaints, the legislation is still being labeled as the harshest gun control law in the country.

Police say mine-resistant vehicles just like ‘soft body armor’ - That’s the analogy Madison Police Capt. Vic Wahl uses when discussing his department’s newly operational Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, a 30-ton armored truck used in Middle East war zones that is designed to survive attacks from improvised-explosive devices.

Virginia high schooler threatens suicide, police arrive and kill him
Police State USA - “Why would you shoot a child that is suicidal?” asked the teen’s mother. “You are there to save him, not finish him off.”

Economy & Business

US Federal Student Loan Rates Jump As Much As 21% For Coming School Year College-bound American undergrads will pay 21 percent more for federal student loans than those who took out loans over the past year after a law went into effect last summer that links the loans to the 10-year government bond rates.

Hillary Takes Six-Figure Speaking Fees From Universities Raising Student Tuition
Breitbart - The Washington Post reports that likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton made somewhere around $1.8 million from eight universities in just nine months. While paying the former Secretary of State anywhere from $200,000 to $300,000 per speech, some of these schools were raising tuition prices on students already burdened by the growing student loan bubble.
Energy & Environment

3,000 people expected to sue DuPont for decades-long release of hazardous chemical C8
(NaturalNews) More than 3,000 individuals are expected to sign onto a massive lawsuit against the DuPont corporation over a toxic chemical linked to thyroid disease and cancer. Commonly known as C8, the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was intentionally released by the company into the air and water, say plaintiffs, resulting in tens of thousands of injuries and deaths across West Virginia and Ohio.

Obama: My Highway Plan Is ‘Not Crazy, It’s Not Socialism, It’s Not The Imperial Presidency’
Business Insider - The Highway Trust Fund is a transportation and infrastructure fund financed by gasoline taxes. It is headed towards insolvency because the government now spends more money on those projects than it collects from the gas tax, which has not been raised in over 20 years.

IRS fines unbanked pot shops for paying federal payroll tax in cash
Denver Post - Legal marijuana businesses without bank accounts are unfairly assessed a 10 percent penalty on federal employee withholding taxes they are required to pay electronically but are forced to pay in cash, according to a lawsuit challenging the practice.

Energy & Environment

Faces Possible Jail Time for Wind Turbine - The city of Orono told Jay Nygard his wind turbine was illegal and was a public safety threat.... Now, the final court order says Nygard and his wife must appear in court Wednesday to start a six-month jail sentence, unless the turbine is removed by then. Nygard says he and his wife are willing to go to jail to fight for their individual property rights and free enterprise.

Scientists Develop Cheap, Rechargeable Organic Batteries Built From Eco-Friendly Components That Last 15 Years - Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting and built from cheap, eco-friendly components. The new battery, which uses no metals or toxic materials, will make energy more resilient and efficient by creating a large-scale means to store energy for use as needed.

Science & Technology

Georgia Tech Researchers Develop Tool to Monitor Web Censorship
Activist Post - Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool to monitor the accessibility of Web pages around the world that can be installed by adding a single line of code to a web page. The tool, Encore, runs when a user visits a website where the code is installed and then discreetly collects data from potentially censored sites.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Landmark Agriculture Bill Now Law in Virginia
Activist Post - New Law Reaffirms the Right to Farm and Grants Freedom from Government Overreach.... The bill becoming law marks the latest chapter in a controversy that attracted nationwide attention in 2012 when the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64-acre farm.


Mainstream Media Hails New Vaccine Safety Study…by the RAND Corporation
Melissa Melton - The mainstream media is falling all over themselves to hail the latest vaccine safety study. That’s right. This study proves that vaccines are safe as safe can be, so we should all go out and shoot ourselves and our kids up right away. Just check out some of these reassuring headlines and excerpts...

Cultivate vibrant health and a clear mind with the wisdom of Ayurveda
(NaturalNews) The ancient yogis of India recognized long ago that "we are what we eat" and devised a system of guidance to promote the most harmonious state of mind and body.

As Food Imports Increase, FDA Can’t Keep Up with Inspections
AllGov - Virtually all of the food imported into the United States reaches consumers without being inspected by the federal government, putting the nation at risk of exposure to food-borne illnesses.

Mosquito Spraying Uses Chemical That Prompted Warning For Pregnant Women From UC Davis
CBS News - A mosquito attack in a Sacramento neighborhood to go after the West Nile Virus is raising concerns because of a chemical that pregnant women have been told to avoid.... CBS13 reported on a UC Davis study last week warning pregnant women of the risk of organophosphates. The study links exposure to the chemicals to an 60-percent increased risk of autism.

Geophagy and Bentonite Clay: Health Benefits of an Age-Old Practice
Natural Society - Something known as Bentonite clay, one of many healing clays used for centuries to detox, is just one more unintentionally ignored substance everyone should know about.

Garlic Cures 100% of Warts In Clinical Study
Green Med Info - In the first study of its kind, this common herb was found to have remarkable healing results for common warts and corns.

5 Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
Natural Society - Rich in antioxidants, pumpkin seeds offer a wealth of health benefits that are often overlooked. Here are 5 health benefits of pumpkin seeds.

Healing Is Voltage - Maintaining an alkaline environment is a key to good health. As our voltage drops below a certain voltage, we begin to experience fatigue. As the voltage further drops (and thus the pH drops) we become prone to developing health problems. Cancer cells, for example, have a pH of about 6.3 and carry a specific voltage. By knowing that chronic disease is associated with low voltage, one might ask an obvious question; "What is my voltage?"

Pet News

FDA Warns Against Raw Pet Food (Again)
Susan Thixton - Statistically – based on number of products recalled during the past 12 months, a consumer has had a 400% higher chance of exposing their family to a bacteria from kibble than it has with raw pet food. Where is the FDA warning that ‘Consumers should carefully consider the risks of feeding a kibble food to their pet’ – ? There is no such warning against kibble pet food – the FDA did not issue a warning against kibble pet food.

No Pet Food Regulations in China
Susan Thixton - recently reported on "China's Elusive Pet Food Regulation" and it seems the country that sells the US jerky treats and supplements (found in more than 85% of US pet foods) has "no pet food law" - "no pet food manufacturing regulation" - and no "measures for supervising pet food safety or punishing wrongdoers."


Global Events In Real Time: RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information Service
The EDIS website operated together by the General-Directorate of National Disaster Management (OKF) and RSOE, in co-operation with the Crisis Management Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides useful information regarding emergency situations and their prevention. Extraordinary events happening in Hungary, Europe and other areas of the World are being monitored in 24 hours per day. All events processed by RSOE EDIS are displayed near real time.
Weekend Viewing

Cereal Killers—The Movie
Dr. Mercola - In the featured documentary, Cereal Killers, 41-year-old Donal O'Neill turns the American food pyramid upside-down—eliminating sugars and grains, and dramatically boosting his fat intake. In so doing, he improves his health to the point of reducing his hereditary risk factors for heart disease to nil.

Wednesday - July 2, 2014 - Today In History:
1776 - Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States" was adopted by the Continental Congress.
1857 - New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business.
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. The act 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.
1998 - CNN retracted a story that alleged that U.S. commandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the Vietnam War.
2003 = President George W. Bush promised to deal harshly with those who attack American troops in Iraq, saying "bring them on."
2007 - President George W. Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, sparing him from a two-and-half-year prison term in the CIA leak case.

World News

‘Every state has right to be different’: Top 10 takeaways from Putin's foreign policy speech
RT - Vladimir Putin said that the Western powers should allow countries around the globe “to live at their own discretion, not under someone’s haunting dictation.” Here are the Top 10 quotes from the president’s meeting with Russian diplomats.

ISIS Is Hiring Judges, Doctors And Engineers As Al-Qaeda Prepares For War Against Caliphate
Zero Hedge - As Al Arabiya reports, the newly named “caliph” said the appeal especially applied to “judges and those who have military and managerial and service skills, and doctors and engineers in all fields."

Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military capability
StratRisks - Japan on Tuesday loosened the bonds on its powerful military, proclaiming the right to go into battle in defence of allies, in a highly controversial shift in the nation’s pacifist stance. Under the new definition, Japanese troops will be able to come to the aid of allies — primarily the US — if they come under attack from a common enemy, even if Japan is not the object of the attack.

NATO chief to move forces from U.S. to Europe to respond to Russia in Ukraine
McClatchy - NATO’s top military commander said Monday that American troops from the United States will be dispatched to Europe starting in October to help respond to Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Putin to West: Stop turning world into 'global barracks,' dictating rules to others
RT - Russia’s president has blamed the turmoil in Ukraine on the country’s newly-elected leader Petro Poroshenko. Vladimir Putin also criticized the West for its intention to turn the planet into a "global barracks."

ISIS Video Mocks “Obama, Did You Prepare Enough Diapers For Your Soldiers?”
Ben Swann - The Islamic State (TIS), the new caliphate born from the ISIL controlled regions of Iraq and Syria, already faces the challenge of retaking the Iraqi city of Tikrit, while taunting the U.S. to interfere in their controlled areas.

Cryptome claims all Snowden files will be published in July to avert a war
RT - All of the National Security Agency files accessed by former contractor Edward Snowden could be published in the month of July if vaguely worded predictions tweeted this week from the digital library site Cryptome prove to be correct.

StuxNet Like Virus Hits European Power Plants: Shutdown A Nation’s Grid With A Keystroke
The Daily Sheeple - Security researchers have uncovered a new Stuxnet-like malware, named as “Havex”, which was used in a number of previous cyber attacks against organizations in the energy sector.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Video: Remember How Seal Team 6 Was Shot Down? Now We Could Finally Know Why Obama Is Covering It Up - Family members of the victims have learned that virtually everything the Obama administration has revealed about the attack is a lie. The likely reason for the coverup? The high-tech weapon used to shoot down Extortion 17, a heat-seeking missile, more than likely was supplied by none other than Barack Hussein Obama. In this video, we reveal this and much more…

Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest - A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.

Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
Fox News - A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.

Future soldiers to be immune to bio-weapons - The next generation American soldiers may be immune to biological weapons. Scientists have for the first time genetically modified red blood cells (RBC) to carry a range of valuable payloads — from drugs, to vaccines, to imaging agents — for delivery to specific sites throughout the body. RBCs normally carry oxygen from the lungs to the living tissues and are the most numerous of all the cells, accounting for about a quarter of the 100 trillion cells of the human body.

Obama Civilian Security Force Takes Control of Migrant Internment Camps: “Abide By Brown Shirts Law”
Mac Slavo - According to the unnamed source, who could not provide video documentation of these events because cell phones are not allowed in the facility, the security force is reportedly calling itself the “Brown Shirts.” The insider says they have been given orders to arrest anyone speaking to the public or using cell phones, and have implemented what is being referred to as “Brown Shirts Law.”

Protesters Block Bus Carrying Immigrants
NBC News - The move is designed to ease pressure on border facilities, but local residents are outraged. Buses carrying migrant families arrived to the U.S.-Mexican border station of San Ysidro after being blocked by protesters in Murrieta. Protesters waving American flags blocked the buses Tuesday afternoon.

YouTube: Borders Wide Open To Terrorists
Dr. Michael and Linda Vickers are the founders of Texas Border Volunteers, an organization that assists Border Patrol in monitoring illegal alien activity that spills out onto their land and the surrounding ranches. The increase includes an alarming amount of illegals from other parts of the world other than Mexico and South America.

Texas Judge Wants to Vaccinate Illegals
Adan Salazar - Local government preparing illegals for life in America? Citing a need to protect public health, a county judge in Texas is weighing vaccinations for illegal aliens being detained and processed at several locations in Texas’ southernmost county.

YouTube: Why Even the US Government is Afraid of Blackwater's Mercenaries
RT - Abby Martin discusses a New York Times revelation concerning officials at Blackwater threatening to murder State Department officials, and how this is just the latest example of Blackwater’s criminal, murderous and unaccountable legacy.
* Related article: Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater

Cop convicted for planning to cook, rape & eat women has verdict overturned
NY Post - In a stunning reversal, the conviction of so-called “Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle in a bizarre plot to cook, rape, kill and eat women was overturned by a federal judge late Monday after he ruled there was insufficient evidence to support it.

VIDEO: RELEASE US – A Short Film On Police Brutality By Charles Shaw
Liberty Crier - 500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year and more than 5,000 since 9/11. This is equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq. In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments. In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use on a foreign battlefield, has been handed over for use on American streets…against American citizens.

Economy & Business

Wondering “Why You’re Still Poor As Dow Flirts With 17,000″ – Marketwatch Explains
Zero Hedge - It really doesn’t get any more ridiculous than Marketwatch’s question du jour. As for the right answer, is it...

How much did the seized Bitcoins go for? - In October 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation shut down the Silk Road, an online marketplace for all things shady, and seized $3.6 million worth of Bitcoins. Last week, the US Marshals Service auctioned off almost 30,000 Bitcoins. The bidders were notified on June 30 if their bid was accepted or rejected.

Another JP Morgan Banker Dead - There’s been yet another banker death, and once again, this victim is a JP Morgan banker. On this time, rather than jumping off buildings or in front of trains, the victim, 56 year old Ohio resident Joseph Giampapa, was struck by a hit and run driver while he was bicycling. But that’s not all. Here’s the report of the Columbus Dispatch...

Profiteering on Banker Deaths: Regulator says Public Has No Right to Details
Global Research - A man with a long history of keeping big bank secrets safe from the public’s prying eyes has denied the appeal filed by Wall Street On Parade to obtain specifics about the worker deaths upon which JPMorgan Chase pockets the life insurance money each year.

Veteran News

Vet Finally Gets VA Doctor’s Appointment – 2 Years After He Died
CBS News - Suzanne Chase was denied funeral benefits for her husband because he was never treated at a VA hospital, even though he died after waiting four months for an appointment.

Science & Technology

Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research
The Independent - The study is not published, however some scientists who are aware of it are horrified that Dr Kawaoka was allowed to deliberately remove the only defence against a strain of flu virus that has already demonstrated its ability to create a deadly pandemic that killed as many as 500,000 people in the first year of its emergence.

Was The Department Of Defense Behind Facebook’s Controversial Manipulation Study?
Zero Hedge - Initially, the press release from Cornell highlighting the study said at the bottom: “The study was funded in part by the James S. McDonnell Foundation and the Army Research Office.” Once people started asking questions about this, Cornell claimed it had made a mistake, and that there was no outside funding. Jay Rosen, Journalism Professor at NYU, seems to find this highly questionable.. and it gets even more interesting from there.

New senate bill would allow free flow of data between private companies & DHS/NSA
Blacklisted News - A draft U.S. Senate bill aimed at making it easier for organizations to share cyberthreat information poses serious threats to personal privacy, several rights groups said in a letter to Congress.

Huge demand for NSA-proof email: ProtonMail uses a month's server capacity in 3 days
ProtonMail promised to ignore law enforcement requests, according to FreedomHacker, "unless they are accompanied by an enforceable Swiss court order. These court orders are extremely difficult to obtain as the case must first work its way through the Swiss legal system which has strong privacy protections. And even then, we do not have access to user encryption keys so any data we do turn over would be encrypted."

PayPal Shuts Down Secure Messaging Service ProtonMail’s Crowdfunding Account
TechCrunch - In another example of why Bitcoin is probably best for online transactions, the mercurial PayPal has shut down ProtonMail’s account, freezing $270,000 in limbo until “questions” are “answered” regarding the cash.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

EPA Drops the Ball on 2,4-D for GMO Crops
Food & Water Watch - “A coalition of organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network, National Family Farm Coalition, Environmental Working Group, Just Label It, CREDO Action, SumOfUS and Organic Consumers Association has submitted over 500,000 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging it not to approve Dow’s registration for its new version of the pesticide 2,4-D.

Man Sentenced to 30 Days for Catching Rain Water on Own Property Enters Jail
CNS News - Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore. “I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,” Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.


BPA makes breast cancer tumors resistant to chemotherapy
(NaturalNews) Something as overlooked as bisphenol A could be a major player in most cancers. As a hormone disrupter, BPA inhibits the proper utilization of nutrients in important glands that regulate body functions. This can stress the cells. BPA is in many plastics and can leach from plastic bottles into the liquid, delivering BPA particles into the body.

Painkiller prescription rates vary widely among states
USA Today - U.S. health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012, enough to give a bottle of the pills to every adult in the country. But your chances of ending up with those pills – and the risks that come with them – depend a lot on where you live, says a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Prescription drug use now causing more driving fatalities than alcohol
(NaturalNews) Today, driving fatalities due to driving under the influence of prescription drugs, including Xanax, Cymbalta, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Sarafem and Abilify, are surpassing those caused by drunk drivers.

Six little-known natural remedies for tinnitus
(NaturalNews) Whether the sound in your ear is ringing, whistling, clicking or hissing; loud or soft; intermittent or incessant; mildly annoying or downright infuriating, one of the following natural remedies could be the answer you seek.

VIDEO: 'No One Should Be Put Through That — No One’: Justina Pelletier Speaks Out on Her Treatment While Under Gov’t Care
Daily Paul - Video description: Huckabee has been Justina Pelletier's champion for the mast several months. Justina was abducted by Boston's Children's and Mass DCF on the grounds that her disease was all in her head - somatoform disorder.

The 9 Irrefutable Benefits of Cholesterol in the Diet
TheHealthyHomeEconomist - It was gratifying to see Time magazine recently set the record straight and admit it was wrong by finally pronouncing on its cover what some of us have known for many years: that saturated fats like butter containing natural cholesterol are in fact beneficial to health and not the dietary demons they’ve been portrayed for the past 5+ decades.

Do You Know These 6 Facts About Laundry Detergent?
Global Healing Center - Doing the laundry is a simple, straightforward task for most people. However, have you actually thought about the chemicals contained in most laundry detergents? Most of this stuff doesn’t wash out in the rinse and can be absorbed into your body through your skin. Knowing what we are putting on our clothes, and in our body, can be incredibly important for protecting our health.

Pet News

Don't Ignore This Invading Virus, It Can Block Your Pet's Breathing
Dr. Becker - It starts with an innocent sniffle. But that soon goes away and months later your cat may develop a strange sneeze and other red flag signs as the virus makes its way through her nose, mouth, or ears until it finally blocks your kitty's ability to breathe.

Sustainability or Excuse to use Waste?
Susan Thixton - The new buzz word in pet food is ‘sustainability’. There has even been a ‘Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition’ formed. Is sustainability a real issue in pet food manufacturing or is sustainability the buzz to camouflage the use of horrible wastes in pet food?

Tuesday - July 1, 2014 - Today In History:
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.
1874 - The Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo opened as the first zoo in the United States.
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.
1909 - Thomas Edison began commercially manufacturing his new "A" type alkaline storage batteries.
1934 - The Federal Communications Commission replaced the Federal Radio Commission as the regulator of broadcasting in the United States.
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.
1951 - Bob Feller set a major league baseball record as he pitched his third no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.
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.
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.
2011 - In Minnesota, a three-week state government shutdown began after legislators could not agree on a budget.

World News

White House announces an additional 300 troops to Iraq
RT - Less than a week after announcing the deployment of additional US personnel to Iraq, the White House has said that up to 300 more troops are being sent to the country to bolster security at key facilities amid an organized push by ISIS militants.

Israel bombards 34 sites in Gaza Strip hours after finding missing teens dead
RT - The Israeli Air Force bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip hours after a search for three missing young Israelis led to discovery of their dead bodies. The Israeli government is contemplating further action.

VIDEO: Russia warns US over Syria militants
Press TV - Russia has warned the United States against increasing its support for the foreign-backed Syrian opposition.... In a statement on Monday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry criticized the move as “more than strange,” saying the potential aid would only bolster what the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have declared as being a “caliphate” in parts of Iraq and Syria.

US fines BNP Paribas $8.9bn over Iran transactions
Press TV - The United States has fined French bank BNP Paribas a record $8.9 billion over transactions with Iran and other countries in violation of US sanctions.

18 Signs That The Global Economic Crisis Is Accelerating As We Enter The Last Half Of 2014
Economic Collapse - A lot of people that I talk to these days want to know "when things are going to start happening". Well, there are certainly some perilous times on the horizon, but all you have to do is open up your eyes and look to see the global economic crisis unfolding.

Obama snubs MI5, sends CIA to investigate threat of radical Islam in UK
RT - As radical Islam spreads through the United Kingdom, US President Barack Obama has sent a special CIA unit to interrogate senior British security experts. The move is seen as a snub of Britain’s MI5 and MI6 intelligence agencies.

Ukraine president terminates ceasefire
RT - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to not prolong the ceasefire with Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, announcing an end to a fragile deal to deescalate tensions in the eastern regions of the country.

Saudi and CIA Terror Army Declares Caliphate on Ramadan
Kurt Nimmo - The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the terror army supported by Saudi Arabia, the CIA and trained by the Pentagon, has declared a caliphate in the Middle East. It has changed its name to the Islamic State, dispensing with Iraq, Sham and the Levant.

Bodies of three teens 'abducted by Hamas' found by army in West Bank
The Independent - Mr Netanyahu has accused Hamas, although he has not provided any direct evidence, while the militant group has praised the kidnappings without claiming responsibility.

VIDEO: North Korea urges suspension of hostility with South
Press TV - The call came only a day after North fired two short-range missiles into the East Sea.It also came ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Seoul to discuss issues including Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

All but four nations are subject to NSA surveillance – new Snowden leak
RT - Previously undisclosed files leaked to the media by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden now show that the United States National Security Agency has been authorized to spy on persons in all but four countries.

The Search for Malaysian Airlines MH370. Unanswered Questions. Crucial Information Withheld
Global Research - The staff at GeoResonance are not prone to conspiracy theories, we all deal with facts and science. It appears some of the authorities involved in the search have not been completely transparent with all of the facts.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Bill Suspends Aid to Central America, Mexico Until Flood of Illegal Immigration Stops
Breitbart - Rep. Randy Weber introduced a bill Monday to hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador “accountable” for their citizens’ illegal migration by suspending foreign aid to those countries.

Obama to ask Congress for $2 billion and new powers to handle immigrant surge
BizPac Review - President Obama needs $2 billion and new powers from Congress to respond to the flood of illegal immigrants crossing the Mexican border into the U.S., a White House official said Saturday. A request letter will be sent to Congress Monday, but details of the emergency appropriation won’t come until after the Fourth of July recess ends July 7.

U.N. to intervene in Detroit water shutoffs
WND - On Monday, the U.N. Human Rights Council’s office in Geneva confirmed to WND that the U.N. plans to intervene directly in the Detroit water crisis, determined to apply international law to judge the U.S. in violation of human rights to safe water.

Police arrest parapalegic man for considering himself a pedestrian
Police State USA - A wheelchair-bound man was taken to the ground face-first and handcuffed because he rode his motorized scooter on the shoulder of a road against traffic, the way pedestrians are legally supposed to. Police impounded his scooter and took him to jail.

What makes police officers and the government powerless? When the American people know their rights! - You have rights during a traffic stop or any police encounter. Learn what your rights are and use them before you loose them!

Obama Promises Unconstitutional Executive Action to Fix “Broken” Immigration System - Speaking from the Rose Garden at the White House, President Obama on Monday promised to sign an unconstitutional executive action “to fix our broken immigration system.” He blamed Republicans for the situation along the border and said they have acted to prevent an amnesty bill from clearing congressional hurdles.

Ron Paul: The Solution To Obama’s Executive Orders Is Impeachment
Liberty Crier - ‘What I’m saying is the policy never makes sense. Not too many years ago we were sort of on the side of Saddam Hussein when we urged him to fight the Iranians. Then we threw him out and now we’re on the side of the Iranians through who we put in the (Iraqi) government who align themselves with Iran.’

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Hobby Lobby
Ben Swann - The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that Hobby Lobby may object on religious grounds to the provision of Obamacare that mandates providing health insurance that covers birth control.

Obama To Overrule Supreme Court? President Considers "Mitigating" Obamacare Ruling
The Daily Sheeple - Having had his omnipotence chipped away at last week, President Obama has - seemingly - been pushed too far by the Supreme Court's decision on contraception and Obamacare this morning: The White House stated...

SWAT Teams Claim 'Corporate' Exemption From Public Scrutiny
Common Dreams - Operators of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams comprised of publicly-funded police and sheriffs in Massachusetts claim they are immune to public records requests about deadly force, incident reports, and more because they are private "corporations."

11 Shocking Facts About America's Militarized Police Forces
AlterNet - The “war on terror” has come home--and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives. The culprit is the militarization of the police.

Taser gun used on 10-year-old girl who 'refused to take shower'
The Telegraph - The officer had been called to the girl's home in Ozark, Arkansas, by her mother because she was behaving in an unruly manner and refusing to take a shower. In a report on the incident the officer, Dustin Bradshaw, said the mother gave him permission to use the Taser.

Police Confiscate Healthy Baby Because it Was Born at Home
The Daily Sheeple - Earlier this month Doumbouya, with her husband at her side, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in the comfort of their own home. For six days they enjoyed being new parents before deciding that it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to get their newborn baby screened for any health issues. Little did they know that they would kidnapped and treated like incompetent criminals.

Bayou Corne Sinkhole Info

YouTube: Bayou Corne sinkhole collapses into AQUIFER - "Active Volcanic + Geothermal"
Professionals releasing a report today, July 1 2014, comparing the gas eruption at the sinkhole to quote "VOLCANIC, GEOTHERMAL, ana EXPLOSIVE"
**Related Article: Bayou Corne Sinkhole creating Earthquakes similar to “Active Geothermal, volcanic environments”
**Website of Interest: Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle

Economy & Business

GM announces 6 new recalls, 7.6 million cars in the US
CNBC News - GM announced six new recalls on Monday, affecting 7.6 million U.S. vehicles, and 8.4 million total, from 1997-2014. Shares were temporarily halted.

Housing Market

Did elderly Naples couple lose home over 10 cents? - On June 3, the Duplers paid the amount they thought they owed -- $6980.24, the amount stated on the final judgment. But the check was 10 cents short. “That was my fault; I added it up wrong,” admitted Sally Dupler. On June 9th, The Duplers’ home was sold in a foreclosure sale.

Energy & Environment

Las Vegas Running Out of Water
Brietbart - The area has faced a drought for the last 14 years, and despite the presence of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S. and the supplier of 90% of the city’s water, the future looks bleak.

Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking - In a precedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court of Appeals, local communities have triumphed over the fracking industry. The court ruled that the towns of Dryden and Middlefield can use local zoning laws to ban heavy industry, including oil and gas production within municipal borders.

Veteran News

50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle on the horrors they saw
Washington Times - When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman. The next day, Ms. Riviello said, she was removed from her post as senior nurse manager and given a full-time desk job that prohibited her from contact with patients. She eventually was reprimanded and is facing a 30-day unpaid suspension for releasing the woman.

Science & Technology

Google Glass wearers can steal your ATM passcode with a glance from 10 feet away
(NaturalNews) As privacy continues to dwindle, researchers have discovered yet another form of invasion, and it's a serious one.

VIDEO: Smart lights: New LED lights with sensors raise privacy concerns
CBS News - Light bulbs can now send and receive data thanks to a California company that has added sensors into each power hub. Although these smart lights can monitor pollution or spot an unattended bag at an airport, their ability to track our every move raises privacy concerns. Bill Whitaker reports.

Google Declares War on the Firearm Industry
Townhall - Google is taking a Bloomberg inspired step toward “curbing gun violence”. Once again demonstrating the level of ignorance that is prevalent in liberal corporate settings, the software company has decided to expand their ban on firearm-related content.

Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions
The Guardian - Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, is facing a storm of protest after it revealed it had discovered how to make users feel happier or sadder with a few computer key strokes. It has published details of a vast experiment in which it manipulated information posted on 689,000 users' home pages and found it could make people feel more positive or negative through a process of "emotional contagion".
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You Can Finally Get Your Hands On The New Anti-Surveillance Blackphone
The Daily Caller - Tired of the NSA listening in on your private calls? Sick of people hacking into your data storage? Then the Blackphone is for you. … and the good news is, Silent Circle’s SGP Technologies is now shipping the anti-surveillance phone to European and then to U.S. users.

Mind Control Scientists Using Light To Alter The Brain
The Daily Sheeple - These new mind control techniques are being introduced in gadgets that create a brain-computer interface, magnetic manipulation via “neural dust,” high-powered lasers, and even the direct uploading of the contents of our brain. One must then consider the subsequent hacking of our minds as our brains enter the digital realm.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

New Ways To Pest-Proof Your Garden Organically
Off the Grid News - Gardening without synthetic chemicals is a commitment, but well worth the benefit to the health of your environment and family. Most of the cost lies in sweat equity; most of the confusion lies in knowing which techniques are truly eco-friendly.


What is MSG? Side effects explained
(NaturalNews) Did you know that a substance added to the foods you may be eating every day has been connected to a multitude of physical ailments, including everything from obesity to Alzheimer's?

Could This Popular Pain-Killer Be Causing Celiac Disease?
Green Med Info - A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology reveals that a popular NSAID drug known as indomethacin may be triggering celiac disease in those who eat gluten-containing foods such as wheat.

10 Essential Oils That Melt Away Stress
Off the Grid News - Essential oils, extracts from potent therapeutic plants, are a natural complement to a healthy lifestyle. Used since time immemorial, there are a number of essential oils to consider.

Generations Were Raised To Believe Processed Fruit Juice Was Health Food When It's Actually Junk Food - There was a time when fruit juices were marketed as the ultimate health drink. A glass of sunshine packed with vitamins and energy. However, one of the great scams of the industrial food cartel is the so-called "fresh" juices sold in supermarkets. Many of these "fresh" juices can be stored for a year, so how fresh are they?

Pet News

Pet Nutrition Alliance
Susan Thixton - Sounds like a group that is looking out for the health of our pets right? Turns out, this veterinary association touting 'Optimal Nutrition for Every Pet' is nutrition education directly from the mouth of Big Pet Food.



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