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JUNE 2013

Friday - June 28, 2013 - Today in History:
1776 - American Colonists repulsed a British sea attack on Charleston, SC.
1778 - Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her husband's place at his gun after he was overcome with heat.
1869 - R. W. Wood was appointed as the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy.
1894 - The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday.
1902 - The U.S. Congress passed the Spooner bill, it authorized a canal to be built across the isthmus of Panama.
1911 - Samuel J. Battle became the first African-American policeman in New York City.
1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I exactly five years after it began. The treaty also established the League of Nations.
1938 - The U.S. Congress created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to insure construction loans.
1942 - German troops launched an offensive to seize Soviet oil fields in the Caucasus and the city of Stalingrad.
1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur announced the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.
1949 - The last U.S. combat troops were called home from Korea, leaving only 500 advisers.
1950 - North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
1960 - In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries without compensation.
1964 - Malcolm X founded the Organization for Afro American Unity to seek independence for blacks in the Western Hemisphere.
1965 - The first commercial satellite began communications service. It was Early Bird (Intelsat II).
1972 - U.S. President Nixon announced that no new draftees would be sent to Vietnam.
1996 - The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court declared that a Nebraska law that outlawed "partial birth abortions" was unconstitutional. About 30 U.S. states had similar laws at the time of the ruling.
2000 - Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father. The child had been the center of an international custody dispute.
2001 - Slobodan Milosevic was taken into custody and was handed over to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. The indictment charged Milosevic and four other senior officials, with crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war in Kosovo.
2004 - The U.S. turned over official sovereignty to Iraq's interim leadership. The event took place two days earlier than previously announced to thwart insurgents' attempts at undermining the transfer.
2004 - The U.S. resumed diplomatic ties with Libya after a 24-year break.
2007 - The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.


Stephanie Sledge - Who are the traitors? Snowden or the ones that are pointing the fingers - but yet, have the remaining fingers pointing back at them? Whistleblowers are now traitors? This line of thinking seems to be in correlation with the tyrannical government and elitist agenda to desecrate our rights. Yet, imagine where former nurse ‘Baby Killer’ Genene Jones would be today if it were not for whistleblowers, like Joyce Riley.
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World News

‘Israel drills in Golan not theoretical’
Press TV - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says military maneuvers in the occupied Golan Heights may be put into practice in the near future unlike the past ‘theoretical’ drills.

McDonald’s not to operate in West Bank
Press TV - The US-based food giant McDonald's has turned down an offer to open a branch in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, in yet another backlash to the regime’s illegal settlement activities.

Russia asks Snowden for US spying info
Press TV - Russia’s parliament has invited former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden to assist Moscow in investigating whether US Internet firms gave information about Russian citizens to Washington.

VIDEO: CIA Plans August Offensive in Syria
Kurt Nimmo - The Wall Street Journal reports today that the CIA is moving weapons from secret warehouses to Jordan ahead of an August offensive in Syria. The covert plan was authorized by Obama earlier this month, the newspaper reports. Arab and European nations are also involved in the effort.

US mulls sending military training teams to Lebanon and Iraq
RT - Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, on Wednesday revealed US plans to strengthen military assistance in Lebanon and Iraq as the conflict in Syria begins to spill over its borders. Dempsey noted that Iraq is suffering the re-emergence of al-Qaeda. Terrorist fighters, including members of the al Nusra Front, are crossing from Iraq into Syria, he said.

Russia to Open Aviation Base in Belarus On Border of Two NATO States - The base will be near the city of Lida close to the borders of Poland and Lithuania, both of which are NATO members, Bondarev said in a report carried by Interfax.

US to lose access to key military base after Russian ally cancels lease
Voice of Russia - The United States will lose access to a vital military logistics hub in Central Asia in 2014 following the Kyrgyz president's decision Wednesday to cancel a lease agreement for a military base.

'World order unjust and immoral!' Ecuador’s Correa rips into Snowden coverage
RT - Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa came up with scalding online remarks over criticism his country faced from the US press for potentially granting asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Ecuador offers U.S. rights aid, waives trade benefits
Reuters - Ecuador's leftist government thumbed its nose at Washington on Thursday by renouncing U.S. trade benefits and offering to pay for human rights training in America in response to pressure over asylum for former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Gold slumps to three-year low, South Africa hit most
RT - “Anything below $1,400 an ounce is sort of a red line” for South African gold producers, David Davis, a Johannesburg-based analyst at SBG Securities told Bloomberg. “There’s a vast difference between what labor unions are demanding and what South African mines can afford. It points towards long drawn out negotiations that could end in dispute.”

Investors to pay for bank failures – EU
RT - European Union finance chiefs agreed Thursday investors and wealthy depositors will foot the bill for bank bailouts, in a break with the past convention of burdening taxpayers.

New EU Plan Will Make Every Bank Account In Europe Vulnerable To Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation
Economic Collapse - On Thursday, EU finance ministers agreed to a shocking new plan that will make every bank account in Europe vulnerable to Cyprus-style bail-ins. In other words, the wealth confiscation that we just witnessed in Cyprus will now be used as a template for future bank failures all over Europe.

The Crippled Fukushima Daiichi Plant: TEPCO Shareholders Want Out of Nuclear Power
Global Research - A group of shareholders at Tokyo Electric Power Company is demanding the utility withdraw from the business of nuclear power generation. TEPCO operates the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.... The shareholders’ group is demanding the firm decommission all of its nuclear reactors.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US-Japan war games off the California coast imitate Chinese invasion
RT - The US and Japan are preparing for a possible Chinese invasion of the Senkaku Islands. Using a small island off the coast of California, US and Japanese forces are mimicking an armed invasion and an amphibious assault to prepare for a real-life scenario.

US Army restricts access to Guardian website over secrets in NSA leak stories
RT - The US Army confirmed on Thursday that access to The Guardian newspaper’s website has been filtered and restricted for its personnel. The policy is due to classified documents described in detail in the stories.

What if all criminals could use the same hare-brained excuses as the Obama administration?
(NaturalNews) Everywhere you turn in the Obama administration, it seems, another high-level official has another excuse for why things have gotten completely out of control.

Journal News at it Again: Newspaper FOILS New Gun Permit Data
Rockland Times - The Rockland County Times has confirmed that the Journal News daily newspaper has requested from Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties a complete list of gun owners who did not file “opt out” papers exempting themselves from pistol permit public records.

YouTube: Gerald Celente: PRISM just prep for something bigger, hunt for undesirables on
RT - Gerald Celente, publisher of The Trends Journal, thinks that Snowden's revelations have given weight to what many have already long suspected.
* Read More: NSA leak fallout: Live Updates

Senate approves immigration reform 68-32 - The U.S. Senate Thursday adopted a comprehensive overhaul of immigration policy on a 68-32 vote, sending the issue to the House.... The vote was two short of what authors of the measure had wanted to pressure House Republicans to act and was identical to the vote ending debate on the issue.
* Related Video: Sen. Paul Appears on Fox's Your World...

YouTube: Costly earmarks in immigration reform bill
Fox News Jun 26, 2013 - Sen. Rand Paul sounds off.

IRS auditor reaffirms that conservatives, not liberals, were targeted
Washington Times - The IRS‘ auditor told Congress this week that it stands by its determination that conservative groups were uniquely singled out for special scrutiny by the tax agency, rebutting Democrats’ contention that liberal groups also were targeted.
* Related Article: IRS targeted 292 Tea Party groups...

Top Ten Most Ridiculous Items Purchased with IRS Credit Cards - The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a review of the IRS employee credit card program this week. Many of the items that were purchased and approved may astound you.

VIDEO: Ben Swann's Media Reality Check
RT - Abby Martin talks to with investigative journalist, and former host of 'Reality Check', Ben Swann, about the war on journalism, the failure of the corporate media to hold the establishment accountable, being labeled fringe for asking questions and his new independent media venture 'Liberty is Rising Truth in Media Project'.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: St. Louis Police Chief Wants Drones to Patrol High Crime Areas
Paul Joseph Watson - St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has called for the city’s high crime areas to be patrolled by unmanned surveillance drones within a year, in addition to using the technology to track suspicious vehicles.

VIDEO: Woops! Obama Ordered Gun Report Reveals Guns Actually Save Lives
Gordon Rupe - In a recent study orchestrated by the CDC and carried out by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, it was found that individuals involved in violent crimes who defended themselves using techniques other than carrying a gun were more likely to be injured when compared to those who were carrying a concealed firearm.

Boston Marathon blast suspect Tsarnaev indicted, charged with WMD use
RT - Boston Bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev has been officially charged with causing the death of four people, and using weapons of mass destruction by federal prosecutors. Tsarnaev, 19, faces a potential death sentence over the alleged crimes.

VIDEO: Drone Spies On Sunbathing Woman, Looks Through Apartment Windows, Then Falls Out Of The Sky
Steve Watson - A stark example of how dangerous and invasive drone technology can be was provided when a small hobbyist drone was recently found to have buzzed around Florida capturing images of people’s apartment windows and even a bikini clad sunbather, before dropping out of the sky and crashing into a tree.


Available Gold Supply Disappearing As Gold Price Plunges
King World News - “ETFs continue to be stripped of gold and the bullion banks continue selling the gold overseas when they can arbitrage the price. So investors just need to sit tight and ride this out because available physical supplies of gold are dwindling rapidly....

STORM: Made in America
The Politicizer - In the moderately priced clothing store that I work for not a single garment could reveal that it was MADE IN THE U.S.A. Sure, we can boast that our shoes are made of Italian leather, but in this time of economic uncertainty and rising unemployment, my store, and far too many others cannot take pride in the fact that their products are, for lack of a better term, “home grown.”

We’re Going into the Greatest Depression – Gerald Celente
silverdoctors - “It will be worse than the panic of ’08. It will be deeper. It will be more painful because they will not be able to pull off the stimulus game again.” Celente goes on to say, “We are going into the Greatest Depression, but they will try to boost it in some way, and that’s when gold and silver prices will skyrocket.”

Jim Sinclair Selling Everything to Buy Gold
silverdoctors - With gold breaking below $1200 , legendary gold trader Jim Sinclair has sent an email alert to subscribers advising PM investors that knowing the system is in collapse, he intends to buy gold with “every asset at my disposal today and tomorrow, and I suggest the stout of heart do the same“.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

FBI Document—“[DELETED]” Plots to Kill Occupy Leaders “If Deemed Necessary” - WhoWhatWhy contacted FBI headquarters in Washington, and asked about this document—which, despite its stunning revelation, and despite PCFJ press releases, was notwithstanding a few online mentions, was generally ignored by mainstream and “alternative” press alike. The agency confirmed that it is genuine and that it originated in the Houston FBI office.


Fast Food Burgers OOZING With PARASITES & Ammonia [Video]
The world of meat-eaters got a rude awakening earlier this year when it was found that meat passed off as beef in the U.K. was actually horse meat. But, if you thought meat in the U.S. was safe from secret ingredients, the bliss of your ignorance may soon be shattered. A recent analysis into several different fast food hamburgers found relatively little meat, and a whole host of other “stuff”.

Turmeric is one of nature's greatest gifts
(NaturalNews) Turmeric has enjoyed a great reputation within India for many generations now. Best known as one of the ingredients used in curry dishes, It's been utilized for quite some time in Indian and Chinese societies for the anti-inflammatory results it provides when dealing with a wide array of medical conditions.

Adding silver to antibiotics boosts their effectiveness against superbugs
(NaturalNews) According to new research by scientists at Boston University, however, silver might be even more powerful than originally believed; adding silver to antibiotics, it seems, boosts their effectiveness against antibiotic-resistant superbugs by up to one-thousand times.

10 Natural Substances That Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes
Green Med Info - Could the long sought-after cure for type 1 diabetes be as close as your kitchen cupboard? An accumulating body of scientific research appears to point in exactly that direction.

6 Natural, Pain-Reducing Spices - Without Nasty Side-Effects
Natural Society - Instead of popping an aspirin, try targeting pain with natural remedies. Here are 6 side-effect-free, natural pain-reducing remedies.

18 Spices Scientifically Proven To Prevent and Treat Cancer
Prevent Disease - Believe it or not, but when the opposition in question is an adamant disease like cancer, everything you need to prevent or treat it is right inside your spice cabinet.

Aspirin and ibuprofen proven to cause heart attacks
(NaturalHealth365) On June 14, a groundbreaking study presented at the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism provided compelling data proving that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin and ibuprofen can cause heart attacks.

Tell the EPA "No" to More Roundup in Our Food
Beyond Pesticides - EPA is poised to raise the allowable limits of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) in certain food commodities like carrots, sweet potato, and mustard seeds... The problem is Roundup is toxic to human and environmental health. In fact, a recent MIT study finds that glyphosate’s interference with important enzymes in the body can lead to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: DARPA Manager Explains Multiple Ways Cars Can Be Hacked
Activist Post - With speculation increasing of foul play involving the tragic car explosion that killed investigative reporter Michael Hastings, several reports have emerged how it is indeed possible to hijack the controls of modern vehicles through hacking.

NSA inspector general report on email and internet data collection under Stellar Wind – full document
The Guardian - Top-secret draft report from 2009 by the NSA's inspector general shows development of 'collection of bulk internet metadata' under program launched under Bush.
* Related Article: NSA collected US email records in bulk...

EFF Sues FBI For Access to Facial-Recognition Records June 26, 2013 - In response, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed a lawsuit to compel the FBI to produce records to satisfy three outstanding Freedom of Information Act requests that EFF submitted one year ago to shine light on the program and its face-recognition components.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Secret flower planter threatened with arrest if he doesn't stop planting flowers
(NaturalNews) The real estate department from Washington's Metro Transit system has recently become aware of unauthorized flowers springing up in planter boxes on public property. Along the north side of their Dupont Circle station, hundreds of mysterious morning glories and other flowers have been coming up in planter boxes along the Metro's north escalators.

Thursday - June 27, 2013 - Today in History:
1743 - King George II of England defeated the French at Dettingen, Bavaria, in the War of the Austrian Succession.
1801 - British forces defeated the French and took control of Cairo, Egypt.
1847 - New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.
1871 - The yen became the new form of currency in Japan.
1893 - The New York stock market crashed. By the end of the year 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.
1905 - The battleship Potemkin succumbed to a mutiny on the Black Sea.
1927 - The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.
1942 - The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from a submarine on New York's Long Island.
1944 - During World War II, American forces completed their capture of the French port of Cherbourg from the German army.
1950 - Two days after North Korea invaded South Korea, U.S. President Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean conflict. The United Nations Security Council had asked for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.
1954 - The world's first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near Moscow.
1955 - The state of Illinois enacted the first automobile seat belt legislation.
1973 - Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was kept by the Nixon White House
1973 - Nixon vetoed a Senate ban on bombing Cambodia.
1980 - U.S. President Carter signed legislation reviving draft registration.
1985 - Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System.
1985 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to limit the use of combat troops in Nicaragua.
1986 - The World Court ruled that the U.S. had broken international law by aiding Nicaraguan rebels.
1991 - Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall resigned from the U.S. Supreme Court. He had been appointed in 1967 by President Lyndon Johnson.
1995 - Qatar's Crown Prince Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani ousted his father in a bloodless palace coup.
1998 - In a live joint news conference in China U.S. President Clinton and President Jiang Zemin offered an uncensored airing of differences on human rights, freedom, trade and Tibet.
2002 - In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission required companies with annual sales of more than $1.2 billion to submit sworn statements backing up the accuracy of their financial reports.
2005 - In Alaska's Denali National Park, a roughly 70-million year old dinosaur track was discovered. The track was form a three-toed Cretaceous period dinosaur.

World News

‘Al-Nusra Front chief CIA operative’
Press TV - A former al-Qaeda member says the ringleader of the al-Nusra Front, the primary terrorist group in Syria, is an operative of the US Central Intelligence Agency CIA.

Militants torch NATO tankers in Pakistan
Press TV - Unknown militants have set fire on two NATO fuel tankers in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan... Pro-Taliban militants often claim responsibility for such attacks, saying that the assaults are in retaliation for the US killer drone strikes on Pakistan’s tribal regions.

‘Snowden’s asylum could take months’
Press TV - Ecuador’s foreign minister has said it could take months for his government to decide whether to grant asylum to American whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Syrian army captures city near Lebanese border
Press TV - Members of the Syrian army have taken a city near the Lebanese border, marking another gain for the Syrian government in its fight against foreign-sponsored militants.

‘CIA moving arms to Jordan for Syria’
Press TV - The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has begun transferring weapons to Jordan in order to arm groups of foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government, a report says.

UK spy agencies get $154mn bonus amid sweeping cuts
RT - British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will present a review of public spending for 2015-16 on Wednesday with a view to cutting the deficit. While, funding for most government bodies will be slashed, MI6, MI5 and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) will receive a bonus of up to $154 million.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: The Terminal: Snowden stuck in Moscow airport, 'can't buy ticket with invalid passport'
RT - Edward Snowden is not booked to fly out of Moscow over the next three days, and with no valid passport, the NSA whistleblower might be stuck in airport limbo indefinitely.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Pentagon Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses
WSJ - Hours after the Supreme Court ruling, the Pentagon announced that it would move to quickly extend all benefits given to opposite sex spouses to same-sex couples including medical, dental and housing allowances. Defense officials also said that same sex spouses would have the same rights to be buried alongside war veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Snowden May Have Been a Deliberate Infiltrator for Liberty
Activist Post - The ongoing real-life spy story of Edward Snowden has had some people wondering if he is the real deal, a man driven by conscience after seeing the spying apparatus from the inside, a CIA asset ... or perhaps a deliberate infiltrator.

YouTube: The Snowden Case What You're Not Being Told
StormCloudsGathering - When the mainstream media shows you something with their right hand, watch what the left hand is doing.

The 25 Rules of Disinformation - From Twenty-Five Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation (Includes The 8 Traits of A Disinformationalist) by H. Michael Sweeney. These 25 rules are everywhere in media, from political debates, to television shows, to comments on a blog.

VIDEO/ARTICLE The EyeOpener Report- Compromised: How the National Security State Blackmails the Government
Boiling Frogs - While the world watches every twist and turn in the unfolding Edward Snowden drama, the story becomes less and less about the information he revealed and more and more about an international manhunt.

YouTube: Can the Government Hack Into Your Car?
Young Turks - According to a prominent security analyst, technology exists that could've allowed someone to hack his car. Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post that what is known about the single-vehicle crash is "consistent with a car cyber attack."*

US Supreme Court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional
RT - In a 5-4-decision issued Wednesday morning, the high court ruled that that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, overturning a nationwide legislation that limited benefits for same-sex couples. Moments later, the court dismissed an appeal regarding Proposition 8, a decision that will once again legalize same-sex marriage in the state of California.

VIDEO: Snowden Circus a Huge Distraction From World War 3?
Paul Joseph Watson - Several prominent voices in the alternative media are speculating that former CIA analyst and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden could be a double agent whose revelations are only serving to distract from the much bigger issue of the imminent escalation of the war in Syria.

NSA Deletes Fact Sheet On NSA Spying After Senate Points Out It's Actually NSA Lying - We noted yesterday that Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall had called the NSA out for flat out lying on a "fact sheet" the agency had posted about its section 702 surveillance efforts. The NSA's response? They quietly deleted the pdf document from their website.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Liberals Declare IRS Political Targeting Scandal Dead
Kurt Nimmo - Mother Jones, the progressive magazine published by the Foundation for National Progress, a Soros funded nonprofit, hopes the discovery that not just Tea Party groups were targeted by the IRS will defuse the scandal.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Probe: IRS contractor won up to $500 million in questionable bids
CBS News - The Internal Revenue Service got some more unwanted attention Tuesday, but not for targeting political groups. This time, a congressional investigation has revealed a technology contractor won questionable bids worth up to $500 million.

Gag order sought for eighth-grader arrested over NRA shirt
The Daily Caller - The case of the rural West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association just keeps getting weirder.

ECO-REVOLUTION: GMO Crops TORCHED in America - Though the controlled corporate media apparatus is suppressing the story, 40 tons of GMO crops were torched, prompting an FBI investigation. There has been a COMPLETE MEDIA BLACKOUT, outside of local circles has dared to mention it, perhaps because government fears that if the public learns that other people are getting fighting mad (literally), they might join in, and become an actual revolution.


Report: Hidden Tariff On American Citizens In New Immigration Bill: Millions More Stand To Lose Their Jobs
Mac Slavo - You see, coupled with Obamacare the immigration bill gives employers absolutely no incentive to hire Americans. In fact, it punishes them for doing so by mandating company sponsored medical coverage or forcing them to pay a tax for failure to provide their employees with healthcare. By hiring a provisional immigrant, they can avoid those taxes for up to thirteen years.

Silver At Less Than 19 Dollars An Ounce? Are You Kidding Me???
Economic Collapse - The day that silver traders have been waiting for has arrived. On Wednesday, the price of silver dropped another 5 percent. As I write this, it is sitting at $18.55 an ounce. On Wednesday it hit a low that had not been seen in three years. Overall, the price of silver has declined by 34 percent this quarter. That is the largest quarterly move in the price of silver in more than 30 years.

Veteran News

Depleted Uranium, Diabetes, Cancer And You
Alan Cantwell, MD - Recently I received an intriguing email claiming that the rapidly increasing worldwide epidemic of diabetes was caused by depleted uranium (DU). As a medical doctor I never heard of such an idea. Every physician knows that radiation can lead to cancer, but the DU and diabetes connection seemed ludicrous.

Energy & Environment

Global Geoengineering – The Ever Changing Experiment - It is a challenge to predict the outcome of experiments that are being constantly altered. The saturation of the atmosphere with particles has specific and well documented effects. It forces a complete disruption of the hydrological cycle with a tendency toward CAUSING DROUGHT overall.

Study links fracking with methane-contaminated drinking water
RT - Researchers at Duke University sampled drinking water from 141 wells across northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York and determined that the concentration of methane, the main component of natural gas, is much higher when those wells are within one kilometer of a hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” sites.


91 percent of Celestial Seasonings' 'all natural' teas found to have dangerous levels of pesticides
(NaturalNews) A damning new report on Celestial Seasonings' line of 'all natural' teas reveals that 91 percent of the teas sampled contained pesticide levels that exceeded U.S. federal limits. Ten out of 11 tea varieties, including Antioxidant Blood Orange and Sleepytime Kids Goodnight Grape were found to have excess pesticides.

Ginger for type 2 diabetics: This power herb is scientifically proven to increase insulin sensitivity
(NaturalNews) Ginger may help increase insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to the findings of a recent study conducted by researchers from the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran and published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

Home made mosquito repellent - This product also works well on ants and fleas and is free from chemicals that poison the body.... This is excellent to repels fleas on pets too.

Black is the new green: Discover the health benefits of black foods
(NaturalNews) One particular antioxidant from the dark side is the superstar anthocyanin. Anthocyanins are powerful phytonutrients, a type of flavonoid consisting of water soluble pigments that serve numerous functions in plants. The most concentrated natural sources of anthocyanins are purple, blue, red, and black whole foods including spices and seeds.

Now from the makers of the deadly cervical cancer vaccine: An MRSA superbug jab in the works
(NaturalNews) The woman responsible for developing the infamous Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer, which has seriously maimed or killed tens of thousands of young girls since first being introduced, is working on a new vaccine for antibiotic-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to new reports.

Your teeth: The latest victim of toxic BPA exposure
(NaturalNews) There appears to be yet another toxic side effect associated with bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure: Tooth decay. A new study out of France recently published in the American Journal of Pathology (AJP) highlights how rats exposed to moderate doses of BPA throughout their formative years developed a condition known as molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH), which can lead to poor enamel formation and an increased likelihood of cavities.

The medical industry's solution to organ shortage: Lab-grown, genetically engineered organs
(NaturalNews) It is no secret that there simply are not enough donor organs to go around for every patient in the world that needs one. But the medical industry's latest solution this problem, manufacturing genetically-engineered (GE) organs and organ tissue in a laboratory may prove to cause more harm than good in the long run, as the long-term side effects of splicing man-made tissues and other foreign materials into people's bodies are still largely unknown.

Benefits of Activated Charcoal: Medicine of the Egyptians and Greeks
Natural Society - Activated charcoal, known as carbon, is used as a detox agent to absorb heavy metals and toxins, but the health benefits of activated charcoal continue.

Bentonite Clay to Detox Pesticides, Heavy Metals and Harmful Pathogens
Natural Society - First used in ancient Mesopotamia, Bentonite clays are called living clays appropriately since they prolong life by detoxing the toxic burden in our bodies.

Apple and Grape Seed Extracts Reduce Carcinogenic Chemicals from Cooking Meat
Natural Society - After testing the effect of extracts from apples, elderberries, grape seeds, and pineapples on the formation of HCA’s, researchers from the University of Hong Kong and Rutgers University have found that apple and grape seed extracts can reduce the formation of HCA by up to 70%.

VIDEO: Fast Food Burgers Oozing with Parasites and Ammonia
Natural Society - A recent analysis into several different fast food hamburgers found relatively little meat, and a whole host of other “stuff”.

Iron in Your Blood
Dr. Mercola - While iron is essential for human life, too much iron can cause heart disease and cancer. This is actually far more common than iron deficiency.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: Researchers control cyborg cockroaches with Microsoft Kinect
Activist Post - Researchers at North Carolina State University have not only demonstrated the ability to remotely control cockroaches with an electronic implant but have now shown the ability to control the roaches with a Microsoft Kinect.... The Kinect is also being used by the researchers to collect data and detect how effectively the remotely controlled cockroaches respond to the electrical impulses that are used as the control system.

High-tech tombstones let loved ones live on, virtually - Rick Miller kneels in front of a grave and uses his cell phone to scan a small barcode on a tombstone. Within seconds, he's looking at photos and videos of a lost loved one. But that's not all.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Preserving Herbs - The best method is to dry the leaves on a screen, but herb bundles can also be wrapped in a paper bag and hung until brittle. This will take about three to five days (or longer), depending upon the weather and humidity. Stem the dried leaves and store them in covered glass jars for up to a year....

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

Wednesday - June 26, 2013 - Today in History:
1794 - The French defeated an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus.
1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the mouth of the Kansas River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.
1894 - The American Railway Union called a general strike in sympathy with Pullman workers.
1900 - The United States announced that it would send troops to fight against the Boxer rebellion in China.
1900 - A commission that included Dr. Walter Reed began the fight against the deadly disease yellow fever.
1907 - Russia's nobility demanded drastic measures to be taken against revolutionaries.
1926 - A memorial to the first U.S. troops in France was unveiled at St. Nazaire.
1924 - After eight years of occupation, American troops left the Dominican Republic.
1942 - The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter was flown for the first time.
1945 - The U.N. Charter was signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, CA.
1948 - The Berlin Airlift began as the U.S., Britain and France started ferrying supplies to the isolated western sector of Berlin.
1951 - The Soviet Union proposed a cease-fire in the Korean War.
1959 - U.S. President Eisenhower joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in ceremonies officially opening the St. Lawrence Seaway.
1961 - A Kuwaiti vote opposed Iraq's annexation plans.
1963 - U.S. President John Kennedy announced "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) at the Berlin Wall.
1971 - The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.
1996 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Virginia Military Institute to admit women or forgo state support.
1997 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that made it illegal to distribute indecent material on the Internet.
1997 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld state laws that allow for a ban on doctor-assisted suicides.
2000 - The Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics Corp. jointly announced that they had created a working draft of the human genome.
2002 - WorldCom Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

World News

‘US, Russia to meet for Syria conference’
Press TV - The United Nations says US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet next week to facilitate international peace conference on Syria.

Terrorists must be armed in Syria: KSA
Press TV - Speaking at a news conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah on Tuesday, Prince Saud al-Faisal said his country is doing everything it can to help the militants in Syria and “calls for issuing an unequivocal international resolution to halt the provision of arms” to the Syrian government.

‘Syrian push against rebels jolts Saudi’
Press TV - In a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal insisted that the militants in Syria must be armed with anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons.

VIDEO: US to deploy troops to Egypt to control Middle East: Analyst
Press TV - In an indication of “a great power struggle over control of the Middle East,” the United States is deploying about 400 ground troops to Egypt, a military analyst told Press TV.

UN to deploy peacekeepers to Mali
Press TV - The United Nations Security Council has approved the deployment of 12,600 UN peacekeeping troops to Mali from July 1, reports say. The 15-member council voted on Tuesday on an April mandate for UN force, known as MINUSMA, to be deployed to the West African country.

In their effort to ‘end austerity’, France will cut spending by $2 billion
RT - Opposition lawmakers like Gilles Carrez who heads the finance commission at the national Assembly, said in an interview to Le Figaro the government would miss its targets, and that deficit in the euro zone's second-largest economy could reach 4 percent in 2013. Carrez calculated this to be €20 billion higher than anticipated.

UK spying on Germany’s major data cable to US triggers media storm
RT - A wave of outraged comments have swept the German media after it was revealed Monday that British secret Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) wiretapped the dataflow of Germany’s major transatlantic cable.

Putin: Snowden still in Moscow airport, won't be extradited, free to go anywhere
RT - Former NSA contractor Snowden remains in the transit zone of a Moscow airport. President Putin said that Snowden never crossed the Russian border and doesn’t fall under any extradition treaty. He called accusations against Russia “nonsense and rubbish.

World Bank urged to end economic study
The National - An independent panel set up by the World Bank's new president, Jim Yong Kim, to look at one of its highest profile country report said yesterday the bank should stop producing it because it may be misleading.

Energy Companies Entering War on Terror - Norwegian energy company Statoil said last week it was forming a special operations division to handle emergency operations in response to a terrorist attack on a natural gas facility in Algeria.

Officials to make morning visits to 400,000 most disruptive families
The Telegraph - Some of the country’s most troubled families will get a wake-up visit to get them out of bed for job interviews as part of the Government’s plan to extend a project that already targets 120,000 families.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Senators urge NSA to correct ‘significant inaccuracy’ about privacy protections in FISA
Activist Post - Two senators are now calling on the National Security Agency (NSA) to correct the “misleading” statements made in the agency’s fact sheet on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

A New Beginning Without Washington’s Sanctimonious Mask
Paul Craig Roberts - Secretary of State John Kerry has been issuing warnings hand over fist. He has threatened Russia, China, Ecuador, and every country that aids and abets Snowden’s escape from the Washington Stasi. Those who don’t do Washington’s bidding, Kerry declared, will suffer adverse impacts on their relationship with the US.

YouTube: Obama's Insider Threats: Leaking to the Press is ESPIONAGE
Young Turk's - "Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans' phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federal employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers to punish those who fail to report their suspicions."

YouTube: The Feds want Snowden to become a Spy
Jan Helfeld - he Feds want Snowden to become a Spy so they can punish him harshly for revealing the PRISM and meta data collection of Americans phone numbers. That is why they accused him of being a spy instead of bringing him home by granting him immunity which is what they would have done if they were worried about him revealing state secrets.

Kevin Trudeau ordered to surrender his passports as feds try to force $37 million in GIN refunds
(NaturalNews) Kevin Trudeau, the founder of the highly controversial Global Information Network (GIN), has been ordered by a federal court to surrender all his passports in order to ensure he does not leave the country.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Arizona Voters Look To Recall Sens. McCain & Flake Following Amnesty Vote
Freedom Out Post - The recall petitions are based firmly on the grounds of the Senators’ support of the Immigration Reform Amnesty Bill. The two “Gang of Eight” Senators have chosen to turn their backs on those who voted them into office and it is high time that Arizona gets their payback on the two RINO Senators.... If Colorado can do it, Arizona can to.

VIDEO: Futurist Proposes Solving ‘Overpopulation’ with ‘Birth Credits’
Activist Post - In an interview with Vice, the urban designer, former Florida gubernatorial candidate and futurist proposed the concept of "birth credits" to help curb what he terms a “slow-moving, global disaster like overpopulation”.

Army to cut brigades at 10 U.S. bases
CBS News - In a massive restructuring, the U.S. Army is slashing the number of active duty combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the country as it moves forward with a longtime plan to cut the size of the service by 80,000.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Friend: Michael Hastings Was Working on “Biggest Story Yet” About CIA
Paul Joseph Watson - A friend of Michael Hastings told Fox News today that the Rolling Stone journalist was working on the “the biggest story yet” about the CIA before his suspicious death and that Hastings drove “like a grandma,” making it extremely out of character for him to be speeding in the early hours of the morning. Related video: Enemies of the State

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Donald Trump Says Snowden Should Be Assassinated
Steve Watson - Donald Trump, a man who has previously and may once again tout himself as a presidential candidate, believes that the American justice system is too slow and cumbersome to deal with whistleblowers like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden. Labeling Snowden a “spy”, Trump went on Fox News to advocate his immediate “execution”.

Kerry: Terrorists might attack US because of NSA leaks
Press TV - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that terrorists would possibly attack the United States as they know how to protect themselves thanks to recent revelations about the U.S. government’s global spying programs. “People may die as a consequence of what this man [Edward Snowden] did,” Kerry told CNN on Monday.

Greenwald: Snowden’s Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him
Daily Beast - The former NSA systems administrator has already given encoded files containing an archive of the secrets he lifted from his old employer to several people. If anything happens to Snowden, the files will be unlocked.

YouTube: Whistleblower: NSA wiretapped Obama, Petraeus, Alito, others
Last week, NSA whistleblower Russell Tice conducted interviews on BoilingFrogsPost and The Corbett Report where he revealed shocking new details of the NSA spying scandal.

New Jersey Couple Facing Fine Over Bird Feeder
CBS News - A Bergen County, N.J., couple has been ordered to appear in court – for the offense of feeding the birds in their own backyard. As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, the Borough of Ramsey told Annette and Alfred Rockefeller they are not just feeding the birds – they are illegally feeding wildlife.


California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk
RT - Jeff Olson, the 40-year-old man who is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-megabank messages on sidewalks in water-soluble chalk last year now faces a 13-year jail sentence. A judge has barred his attorney from mentioning freedom of speech during trial.

The 441 TRILLION Dollar Interest Rate Derivatives Time Bomb - The yield on 10 year U.S. Treasury bonds has rocketed up to 2.66%. The global financial system is potentially heading for massive amounts of trouble if interest rates continue to soar.

The Trigger Has Been Pulled And The Slaughter Of The Bonds Has Begun
Economic Collapse - Right now, bonds are being absolutely slaughtered, and this is only just the beginning. Over the last several years, reckless bond buying by the Federal Reserve has forced yields down to absolutely ridiculous levels.

Energy & Environment

Proposed plan would protect U.S. electrical infrastructure from EMP weapon or solar flare
(NaturalNews) Finally, a group of GOP lawmakers are taking the threat seriously and have proposed a plan intended to protect the nation's power grid from such threats. Per the Washington Examiner: Dubbed the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act, the legislation would push the federal government to install grid-saving devices such as surge protectors to protect against an attack.


Two more reasons to take turmeric: It protects your heart, fights autoimmune disease
(NaturalNews) You may already have heard that turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer food, but did you know that it can also help protect your heart and fight autoimmune diseases?

Benefits of elderberries, plus a recipe
(NaturalNews) Elderberries, also known as Sambucus, have been used in natural medicine for decades. These small, dark berries grow on the Elder Tree and have been known to have incredible benefits throughout the body.

Heal the gut with these five superfoods
(NaturalNews) In a world where digestive problems run amok, it's little wonder that people are desperately looking for remedies that will help fix their gut issues. Although it is not simple, these five superfoods can help clean up the 'internal trash'.

An Avocado a Day…
Natural Blaze - Avocados are a very healthy and nutritious food.... Here is a short list of just some of the benefits of regularly including avocados in your diet...

Top heart-smart foods for cleaning arteries, supporting healthy circulation and building cardio
(NaturalNews) Certain specific foods in each food group are known for cleaning arteries, promoting a healthy circulatory system, preventing heart disease, and reducing blood pressure.

Neuroprotective goji berry offers new hope in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease
(NaturalNews) Promising research on goji berry (Lycium barbarum) has shown a positive correlation between consumption of the fruit and neuroprotective benefits that minimize the ravaging effects of Alzheimer's. These findings give a ray of hope to the over 4.5 million Americans who suffer from the disease.

8 Nutrients Every Person Needs To Boost Health
Prevent Disease - As people strive to improve their health and evolve their food choices to a more plant-based diet, it is easy to get lost along the way. When you transition to a healthier diet, it is important to educate yourself about the nutrients your body will need on a daily basis.

Spinach Protects Against Skin Cancer, Cuts Recurrence Risk by 55%
Natural Society - Research has shown that eating spinach regularly could prevent skin cancer, which is more than can be said for traditional sunscreens. According to Australian researchers, greens like spinach and Swiss chard can protect skin from cancer.

Nasal Irrigation to Alleviate Sinus Problems, Congestion, Hay Fever
Natural Society - Jala Neti can be used in tandem with dietary changes and herbal remedies for sinus problems, often with outstanding results.

Science & Technology

Sorry, NSA, Terrorists Don’t Use Verizon. Or Skype. Or Gmail
Motherboard - The NSA has to collect the metadata from all of our phone calls because terrorists, right?... A recent Bloomberg piece points to a 2012 report on terrorism which found that most serious terrorists steer clear of the most obvious platforms—major cell networks, Google, Skype, Facebook, etc.

YouTube: Judge Napolitano vs John Stossel Over Severity
Fox business Jun 20, 2013 - Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel debate whether spying is permissible.

Facebook Now Collecting Photo IDs
Julie Wilson - An listener recently had their Facebook account suspended for asking Facebook how to change their primary email address.... Facebook responded by suspending her account and accusing her of using a fake name.... Marissa from User Operations advised her to email a scanned or digital image of a government-issued photo ID providing her first and last name, date of birth and a photograph.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

How to Grow Elderberries From Cuttings
Gardeners can propagate elderberry (Sambucus spp.) simply by taking a cutting and rooting it in the soil. Propagation from cuttings is a basic method used to start woody shrubs and some herbaceous perennials.

Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller found to damage integrity of raw, fermented foods
(NaturalNews) The natural biodiversity of the world's soils is changing for the worse, and the beneficial microbes that once populated raw dairy products in high numbers are on the decline. The culprit?

GM Cabbage with Scorpion Poison Coming Soon
Gaia Health - Get ready for genetically engineered cabbages that come complete with their own scorpion poison, just for you to eat. It’s touted as requiring less pesticide use and being, of course, completely safe. Close investigation, though, indicates that neither claim is likely true.

Tuesday - June 25, 2013 - Today in History:
1767 - Mexican Indians rioted as Jesuit priests were ordered home.
1788 - Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the 10th state of the United States.
1864 - Union troops surrounding Petersburg, VA, began building a mine tunnel underneath the Confederate lines.
1868 - The U.S. Congress enacted legislation granting an eight-hour day to workers employed by the Federal government.
1868 - Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were readmitted to the Union.
1876 - Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in Montana. The event is known as "Custer's Last Stand."
1917 - The first American fighting troops landed in France.
1941 - Finland declared war on the Soviet Union.
1950 - North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War.
1962 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the use of unofficial non-denominational prayer in public schools was unconstitutional.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson ordered 200 naval personnel to Mississippi to assist in finding three missing civil rights workers.
1973 - White House Counsel John Dean admitted that U.S. President Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.
1986 - The U.S. Congress approved $100 million in aid to the Contras fighting in Nicaragua.
1997 - The Russian space station Mir was hit by an unmanned cargo vessel. Much of the power supply was knocked out and the station's Spektr module was severely damaged.
1997 - U.S. air pollution standards were significantly tightened by U.S. President Clinton.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the line-item veto thereby striking down presidential power to cancel specific items in tax and spending legislation.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that those infected with HIV are protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act.
1999 - Germany's parliament approved a national Holocaust memorial to be built in Berlin.
2000 - A Florida judge approved a class-action lawsuit to be filed against American Online (AOL) on behalf of hourly subscribers who were forced to view "pop-up" advertisements.

World News

Taliban attacks Kabul's presidential palace, CIA, ISAF HQ, Ministry of Defense
RT - Taliban has launched an attack in central Kabul, targeting the presidential palace, the CIA and ISAF headquarters, the Ministry of Defense, as well as an international hotel. All the assailants have been killed in the 90-minute showdown.

Kerry to travel to Saudi Arabia
Press TV - Kerry will arrive in the western city of Jeddah later on Tuesday and is scheduled to spend several hours with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal and intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan over providing more military aid to militants in Syria.

UK claims Syrian army obstacle to peace
Press TV - British Foreign Secretary William Hague claims the Syrian army’s successful offensive against foreign-backed militants is the biggest obstacle to peace in the country.

Russia rejects US demand for Snowden's extradition
AP - Russia's foreign minister on Tuesday bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice, saying that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border.

‘Mad invader, eavesdropper’: China slams US after Snowden accusations
RT - The US has gone from ‘model of human rights’ to manipulator of internet rights, the mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party wrote. China has struck back at the US over its allegations that Beijing allowed NSA leaker Edward Snowden to leave Hong Kong.

Enemies of Syria Plan Escalated Aggression
Activist Post - Umbrella group members America, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, and Qatar met in Doha. They agreed on "secret" escalating measures. They hope to tip the military balance. They're desperate to counter Assad's impressive victories. He's routing insurgents convincingly. They're no match against Syria's military strength.

Israel “First” to get New Generation F35 Jetfighter: Paid for by American Taxpayers - The Israeli Air force will be one of the first in the world to be given the very latest Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth jet fighter—even before the aircraft becomes fully operational in the US Air Force. In addition, the $2.75 billion price tag of the F35 shipment to Israel, is less than the annual aid subsidy of more than $3 billion, not including the recent special military budget allocated to the Zionist state.

Afghan protesters clash with US troops
Press TV - The violent clashes broke out as a group of Afghans was rallying for land rights on the road that links Kabul to Jalalabad city. Meanwhile, a convey of US military vehicles arrived at the scene and tried to get past into the nearby base.... The developments come as Washington is trying to defuse tensions with Kabul over the recent opening of a Taliban office in Qatar.

'Get them to write a big check:' Irish banker pulls bailout figure from 'arse' in leaked tapes
RT - Executives at the Anglo Irish Bank were recorded joking about how they lied to Dublin about the bank’s financial future in 2008, convincing lawmakers to invest in the failing bank with figures “picked out of my arse” - with no plans to pay them back.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Snowden’s plane lands in Havana, NSA leaker not seen aboard
RT - Ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden was not seen aboard the plane to Havana on which he was reportedly traveling, reports RT’s correspondent on the flight. The plane has already landed in the Cuban capital.
* Related Article: White House: Snowden still in Russia

VIDEO/ARTICLE: ‘Who betrayed whom?’ Ecuador considers Snowden's asylum, dubs persecution 'paradoxical'
RT - Patino said on Monday that human rights principles were the most important consideration in the case of former CIA contractor.... He stressed that the Ecuadorian government puts human rights above any other party’s interests. Patino also said it is “paradoxical” the person who revealed alleged rights violations is being “persecuted.”

U.S. News, Politics & Government

THE GOVERNMENT RAG - Ed Snowden allegedly leaked to the Guardian top-secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents that revealed the extent of the surveillance on American phone and internet communications. The revelation was that the NSA was secretly spying on Citizens and foreigners by monitoring phone and internet activities. Read More...

Richard Clarke: Hastings Accident “Consistent with a Car Cyber Attack”
Kurt Nimmo - Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post on Monday that the fatal crash of journalist Michael Hastings’ Mercedes C250 coupe last week is “consistent with a car cyber attack.”

VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald goes off on host for asking if he could be charged for working with Edward Snowden
Activist Post - Glenn Greenwald, the journalist with the Guardian who originally broke the story of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program known as PRISM, attacked “Meet the Press” host David Gregory for asking if Greenwald would be criminally liable for “aiding and abetting” the leaker, Edward Snowden.

Obama’s Police State: A List Of Obama’s 55 Worst Assaults On Civil Liberties - REPOST in light of the Ed Snowden revelations, this post is more topical than ever before.

Gun buyback hoax exposed: Police departments actually sell the guns for profit
(NaturalNews) Such programs are operated by police departments who, presumably, either keep the weapons that are purchased or destroy them so they don't wind up in the wrong hands. Little did most Americans know that some departments are actually selling those buy-back guns to gun dealers so they can be resold to the general public. Huh?

VIDEO/ARTICLE: El Dorado County Sheriff Strips Forest Service Of State-Law Enforcement Power
CBS News - Sheriff John D’Agostini is taking the unusual step of pulling the police powers from the federal agency because he says he has received “numerous, numerous complaints.” In a letter obtained by CBS13, the sheriff informs the federal agency that its officers will no longer be able to enforce California state law anywhere in his county.

VIDEO: Ben Swann “Truth In Media” Kickstarter Video 6/24/2013
Liberty Crier - Support the “Truth in Media Project”

VIDEO: Ron Paul: What We Have Learned From Afghanistan
Liberty Crier - "Last week the Taliban opened an office in Doha, Qatar with the US government’s blessing. They raised the Taliban flag at the opening ceremony and referred to Afghanistan as the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”—the name they used when they were in charge before the US attack in 2001...."

DHS no longer conducts regular background checks of immigration applicants
Homeland Security News Wire - DHS is no longer conducting ordinary background checks because of the increase in the volume of amnesty applications which followed President Obama’s executive order, which took effect on 15 August last year.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Handful of Congress Members Move to Rein In Surveillance State
Kurt Nimmo - It’s no mistake the Limiting Internet and Blanket Electronic Review of Telecommunications and Email Act (LIBERT-E Act) received zero coverage by the establishment media.


Not Prepared: 17 Signs That Most Americans Will Be Wiped Out By The Coming Economic Collapse
Economic Collapse - The vast majority of Americans are going to be absolutely blindsided by what is coming. They don't understand how our financial system works, they don't understand how vulnerable it is, and most of them blindly trust that our leaders know exactly what they are doing and that they will be able to fix our problems.

Nearly All Americans Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck - Fewer than one in four Americans have enough money in their savings account to cover at least six months of expenses, enough to help cushion the blow of a job loss, medical emergency or some other unexpected event, according to the survey of 1,000 adults. Meanwhile, 50% of those surveyed have less than a three-month cushion and 27% had no savings at all.

About One Week of US Military Spending Would Wipe Out World Hunger
Anthony Gucciardi | World hunger = $30 billion per year, ‘military defense’ = $737 billion.

Veteran News

Iraq Vet Kills Himself After Being Ordered to Commit “War Crimes”
Paul Joseph Watson - “These things go far beyond what most are even aware of”. Iraq war veteran Daniel Somers committed suicide following an arduous battle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was caused by his role in committing “crimes against humanity,” according to the soldier’s suicide note.

Energy & Environment

Mystery silver substance 'tri-calcium orthophosphate' found in Lake Michigan, prompts beach closure
(NaturalNews) A glittery substance eventually identified as the compound tri-calcium orthophosphate was discovered in Lake Michigan, prompting health officials to close some beaches.

Giant Louisiana sinkhole “now a 22.4-acre opening” — Combined sinkhole area is 49 acres
ENENews - A newly released depth survey shows the hole has grown by 3.1 acres since the last survey in mid-May. This new survey was made three days after containment levees were overtopped.


Basil is an anti-aging superfood
(NaturalNews) Basil has been utilized in Ayurvedic medicines for hundreds of years if not more, therefore its healthy effects have also been studied a long time. It's no surprise that a more recent research conducted at the Poona College of Pharmacy in Maharashtra, India, came to the conclusion that basil does protect the body from premature aging.

Two patients die after being injected with Eli Lilly's schizophrenia drug
(NaturalNews) A popular injection-based drug for schizophrenia is under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the recent deaths of two patients who were given the jab for their mental conditions.

VIDEO: ADA Ends Relationship with Dr. Oz Website
Dr. Mercola - Following an episode of the Dr. Oz Show that detailed the dangers of mercury amalgam fillings the American Dental Association (ADA) announced they had ended their affiliation with Sharecare, a consumer website co-founded by Dr. Oz

USDA Approves Label That Will Identify Products From Animals Fed A Non-GMO Diet
Consumerist - The United State’s Agriculture Department has given the go-ahead to a label that will tout meat and liquid egg products as being free of genetically modified ingredients. This doesn’t mean, however, that the USDA is requiring all meat and poultry processors to do so, but it’s the first time the department has approved a non-GMO label.

Omega-3 fatty acid compound found to halt cancerous tumor growth and metastasis
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of California Davis Health System have found that a product resulting from a metabolized omega-3 fatty acid helps combat cancer by cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients that fuel tumor growth and spread of the disease. They have published their findings in the prestigious journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Seven evidence-based medicinal properties of cayenne pepper
(NaturalNews) Before getting into summary reports based on actual "evidence based" double-blind placebo tests, here's an explanation of cayenne and some anecdotal empirical evidence that didn't make it to the medical journals.

Little-known chemical in Himalayan herb shows promise for preventing Parkinson's
(NaturalNews) As professors predict doom and gloom, with Parkinson's disease statistics skyrocketing, one little-known Himalayan herb is coming out of the shadows and showing positive signs of helping prevent Parkinson's disease. That herb is picrorhiza kurroa and the compound inside it that's catching researcher's attention is known as apocynin.

80% of Pre-Packaged Foods in America Are Banned in Other Countries
Yahoo! News - If you or your kids enjoy pre-packaged convenience foods commonly found in grocery stores across the U.S. such as Froot Loops, Swanson dinners, Mountain Dew, and frozen potato and bread products, you may think twice before purchasing them after hearing what they contain...

Less Than 1 Tsp Ginger and Cinnamon Daily Relieves Muscle Soreness In Athletes
Green Med Info - Have you ever skipped your exercise routine because of lingering sore, stiff muscles from your last visit to the gym? A new study finds that two common kitchen spices help relieve that post-workout muscle pain.

Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?
Natural Society - Purslane has more beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids than many fish oils! The weed also has one of the highest levels of vitamin A among all leafy green vegetables (1320 IU/100 g, provides 44% of RDA). High Vitamin A foods can help protect us from many types of cancers and helps to boost eye health.

Cancer-Killing Dandelion Tea Receives $157,000 for Further Research
Natural Society - Continuing research that began in 2009, Siyaram Pandey, a biochemist at the University of Windsor, and his research team are finding that dandelion root extract is turning out to be a very aggressive natural remedy for cancer cells associated with Leukemia. The extract of dandelion root has been shown to cause chronic monocytic myeloid cells to commit suicide.

6 Steps to Growing Your Own Sprouts for Better Nutrition
Natural Society - Why not start growing your own sprouts in your own kitchen? Here are six very simple steps to get your sprouts started.

'Bioethicist': Parents Be Held Liabel For The Death of Unvaccinated Children
Green Med Info - Bioethicist Art Caplan, Ph.D. of NY Univ. argues that parents of unvaccinated children should be held liable for illness or death allegedly caused by their children.

Science & Technology

The daily smart pill that can remember all your passwords: Tablets can transmit personal details to devices as they pass through body
Daily Mail - Already approved by the both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European regulators, the ingestible sensor is powered by a battery using the acid in the wearer’s stomach. Each pill is designed to move through the body at the normal process of digestion, and according to engineers working on the device, it can be taken every day for up to a month.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Washington rejects restriction on honeybee-killing garden pesticide despite evidence of its deadliness
(NaturalNews) Faceless, nameless bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., are once again demonstrating their ignorance of an issue by refusing to take a necessary action that literally could have an impact on the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

Monday - June 24, 2013 - Today in History:
1717 - The Freemasons were founded in London.
1812 - Napoleon crossed the Nieman River and invaded Russia.
1859 - At the Battle of Solferino, also known as the Battle of the Three Sovereigns, the French army led by Napoleon III defeated the Austrian army under Franz Joseph I in northern Italy.
1861 - Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at Mathias Point, Virginia.
1862 - U.S. intervention saved the British and French at the Dagu forts in China.
1896 - Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Howard University.
1910 - The Japanese army invaded Korea.
1913 - Greece and Serbia annulled their alliance with Bulgaria following border disputes over Macedonia and Thrace.
1922 - The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League.
1940 - France signed an armistice with Italy.
1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support to the Soviet Union.
1948 - The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade.
1955 - Soviet MIG's down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering Strait.
1964 - The FTC announced that starting in 1965, cigarette manufactures would be required to include warnings on their packaging about the harmful effects of smoking.
1968 - "Resurrection City," a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People's March on Washington D.C., was closed down by authorities.
1970 - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
1982 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that no president could be sued for damages connected with actions taken while serving as President of the  U.S.
1997 - The U.S. Air Force released a report on the "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.
2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juries, not judges, must make the decision to give a convicted killer the death penalty.
2010 - Apple released the iPhone 4.

World News

Militants in Syria fabricated chemical weapons evidence: Report
Press TV - Rolf Ekeus, a Swedish scientist who headed up U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq during the 1990s, said the United States gave the militants the pretext to fabricate evidence by saying that Washington’s “red line” is the use of chemical weapons, The Washington Post reported.

Israeli warplanes attack Gaza Strip
Press TV - Israeli warplanes have launched aerial strikes in central and southern Gaza Strip, but reports of injuries have not yet been filed.

Egypt army to step in if unrest breaks out: Defense minister
Press TV - Egypt’s Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that the army will intervene if violence erupts in the country, as anti-government rallies are planned to be held on June 30.

'Intl. nuclear mafia behind Iran sanctions'
Press TV - A recent article says the "international nuclear mafia" has engineered the sanctions against Iran because of Tehran’s attempt to break their monopoly over the atomic industry by seeking “energy and technological independence.”

U.S. attack groups carrying more than 430 Tomahawk type missiles near Iran
Examiner April 25, 2012 - U.S. attack groups may be carrying “more than 430 Tomahawk type missiles” near Iran, many of these missiles were seen during the war against Iraq, according to one Russian news report, dated April 23, 2012...

Edward Snowden asks for asylum in Ecuador - as it happened
The Guardian - The NSA whistleblower left Hong Kong on an Aeroflot flight to Moscow, two days after the US charged him with espionage, before applying for asylum in Ecuador. Related video.

Unauthorized genetically-modified flax found to have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world
(NaturalNews) As it turns out, a long-abandoned variety of GM flax known as FP967 has reportedly been identified in at least 30 countries worldwide over the past few years, a discovery that has greatly stifled the Canadian flax market, which supplies most of the world's flax.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Russia:”Syria Will Be Armed With Weapons That Have Never Been Seen Before In the Middle East”
Mac Slavo - According to the report from Syrian-based Dam Press and the Dyar Newspaper, the Russians aren’t backing off their Syria policy and they are getting ready to double down by supplying Assad’s military with weapons the have never before been seen in the middle east.

Russia Says U.S. Risks Al-Qaeda Boomerang With Syria Rebels
Bloomberg - Russia said the U.S., in deciding to arm Syrian rebels, is in danger of repeating the mistake it made in Afghanistan in the 1980s when it backed religious extremists who later formed the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

‘France offered Qatar military equipment’
Press TV - French President Francois Hollande says Paris has made new proposals for supplying military equipment to Qatar.

‘Qatar behind Syria chemical attack’
Press TV - A new report has revealed that chemical arms used by Takfiri militants in an attack near Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo in March had been provided by two Qatari officers through Turkey.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: U.S. Soldiers Prepare to Deploy Against Egyptian Citizens - Instead of deployment to the U.S. border, American soldiers will be sent to Egypt to protect the border there with Israel. The soldiers will perform “riot control” duties in response to Egyptian citizens upset over the military dictatorship ruling their country.

Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong On Flight To Moscow
Zero Hedge - So having been given the blessing of HK (and thus China) to defy the US, Snowden is now en route to Moscow (see flight tracker below), from where he is said he may continue further to Iceland, although according to a conflicting report from Russia's Interfax his ultimate destination is Havana, Cuba, while some note that he may be headed to Caracas Venezuela instead.

US main Korean tensions culprit: N Korea
Press TV - North Korea has censured the United States for its role in escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, urging Washington to end its “arms build-up.”

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Over 250,000 protesters flood Brazilian streets rallying against corruption
RT - More than a quarter of a million Brazilians marched through the streets of more than 100 Brazilian cities, protesting government corruption. A new poll shows that 75 percent of citizens support the demonstrations.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Australians Forced to Answer Questions About Sex Life
Julie Wilson - A survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has gone from a voluntary survey regarding economical issues such as employment, to mandatory personal questions regarding one’s sex life.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Edward Snowden Charged Under the Espionage Act
Activist Post - On June 21, Obama's Justice Department charged Snowden with espionage. It did so ruthlessly, irresponsibly and unconstitutionally. It wrongfully accused him of violating 1917 Espionage Act provisions.

U.S. Seemingly Unaware of Irony in Accusing Snowden of Spying - At a press conference to discuss the accusations, an N.S.A. spokesman surprised observers by announcing the spying charges against Mr. Snowden with a totally straight face. “These charges send a clear message,” the spokesman said. “In the United States, you can’t spy on people.”

Booz Allen Hamilton: What You Don't Know About Snowden's Former Employer
Daily Paul - Lost in the Edward Snowden debate is a critical look at his former employer, the company doing the spying on Americans in the first place: Booz Allen Hamilton.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: As Natural News predicted: NSA has been blackmailing Supreme Court judges, members of Congress and more
(NaturalNews) In an interview on the Boiling Frogs Podcast, [Russ] Tice stated: They went after -- and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things -- they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the -- and judicial...

VIDEO/ARTICLE: LA Times Reports Hastings Was Going Into Hiding Before His Death
Kurt Nimmo - Despite FBI assertions to the contrary, journalist Michael Hastings was under investigation by the agency. In an email sent out hours before his death, Hastings said his “close friends and associates” were being harassed by the FBI and he was going to “go off the radar for a bit,” in other words into hiding. The Los Angeles Times reported on the email on Friday.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Trail of Benghazi security lapses leads to State Department senior leadership, records show
The decision to keep U.S. personnel in Benghazi with substandard security was made at the highest levels of the State Department by officials who have so far escaped blame over the Sept. 11 attack, according to a review of recent congressional testimony and internal State Department memos by Fox News.

Snowden Becomes Eighth Person to Be Charged with Violating the Espionage Act Under Obama - Snowden is the eighth person to be charged under the Espionage Act under Obama... This is more than all previous presidential administrations combined.

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano Slams Gen. Alexander Not Answer Question in NSA Hearing: TRUST US?
Liberty Crier - Judge Andrew Napolitano speaks with FOX News’s Neil Cavuto regarding NSA director General Keith Alexander’s recent comments on NSA spying powers.

YouTube: Home Depot Co-Founder: We Should Throw Edward Snowden a Party - We Ought to Be Grateful
Home Deport Co-Founder Ken Langone told Neil Cavuto the NSA leaker Edward Snowden should be celebrated. "I'd throw a party for him. I'd congratulate him. I'd ssay thank you for helping protect America's privacy rights. That's what I'd do for him... I think we ought to be grateful that we have kids like that in America."

VIDEO: Kristol: GOP Senators Should Block Immigration Monday, Let Us and Them Read the Bill - The boss this morning talked about the immigration bill on Fox News Sunday's "Panel Plus"...

California Senate Passes Bill Requiring Permit to Buy Ammo June 17, 2013 - The California Senate this week approved a collection of bills, including one (SB 53) that would require background checks, permits, and fees for the purchase of ammunition.... Kira Davis notes that SB 53 also “requires background checks and a $50 ammo purchase fee.”

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Bureaucrat: Water Complaints Could be “Act of Terrorism”
Paul Joseph Watson - A bureaucrat caused outrage amongst an audience in Maury County, Tennessee when he warned that unfounded complaints about water quality could be considered an “act of terrorism” under federal laws enforced by the Department of Homeland Security.


IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address
CNS News - The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

YouTube: ILLEGAL Immigrants Receive $Billions Yearly via IRS Loophole INCOME TAX FRAUD
NBC Eyewitness News 13 in Indiana — yes, Indiana -- shows a massive IRS tax loophole which provides over $4 billion per year in tax credits to millions of illegal aliens.... A device known as the Additional Child Tax Credit is being used to pay for children living in Mexico — who have never lived here.

Incredibly Important Developments In Gold & Silver Markets - Today King World News is reporting on incredibly important developments taking place in the gold and silver markets. Acclaimed commodity trader Dan Norcini spoke with KWN about the action in both of these key markets and provided two tremendous charts. Below is what Norcini had to say in his interview.

Market Crash Warning: Everything is Being Sold! - Global financial markets are now in a very perilous state, and there is a much higher than normal chance of a crash. Bernanke’s recent statement revealed just how large a role speculation had played in the prices of nearly everything, and now there is a mad dash for cash taking place all over the world.

World's largest Bitcoin exchange suspends US withdrawals
RT - For the next two weeks Bitcoin users in the US will be unable to withdraw the virtual currency in dollars. Major exchange Mt. Gox cited an unusually high demand as the reason for the suspension, while customers worried the company has run out of cash.

Former Enron CEO Skilling’s sentence cut to 14 years
Reuters - Former Enron Corp Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling's near decade-long quest to prove he did nothing wrong at the once high-flying energy-trading behemoth ended on Friday when a federal judge shaved 10 years off of his prison sentence.

Veteran News

YouTube: Fort McClellan Troops Poisoned by Monsanto
Infowars - Fort McClellan is the former home of the U.S. Army Military Police and U.S. Army Chemical Schools. Located in Anniston, Ala., it was one of the largest training posts the Army had to offer before the Environmental Protection Agency closed the fort down in 1999. Nearly 500,000 men were trained there during WWII, and hundreds of thousands of others used this installation to hone their military skills during the post's 82-year history. Read more...

Energy & Environment

Obama to Announce Sweeping New Powers on Tuesday - Will Regulate Power Plants to Save Planet from 'Global Warming'
Gateway Pundit - President Obama will announce Tuesday in a speech at Georgetown University that he plans to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, according to individuals who have been briefed on the plan but asked not to be identified.

EPA refuses to finalize study blaming fracking for water pollution
RT - The US Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its plans to further investigate whether or not fracking led to the contamination of a Wyoming aquifer, and the agency no longer plans to write a report on the matter.

VIDEO: Geoengineering: LIVE Updated Presentation – The Most Important Topic of Our Time
Geoengineering Watch - In this video, Dane Wigington gives a presentation in Northern California on the harmful effects of Geoengineering... This is not a topic that will begin to affect us in several years, but is now already causing massive animal and plant die off around the world, as well as human illness.
* Related Government Report: Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy

Nano Aerosols and You
Geoengineering Watch - Under development since 1995, the weaponeer’s goal is to install microprocessors incorporating gigaflops computer capability into “smart particles” the size of a single molecule. Electronically networked in the air, thousands of sensors will eventually link into a single supercomputer no larger than a grain of sand.

Worst Hanford tank may be leaking into soil - The first ever double-shell tank to have leaked at Hanford may be in far worse condition than anyone imagined. Hanford workers conducting routine maintenance on the tank, known as AY-102, Thursday were shocked to find readings of radioactivity from material outside the tank.


New study finds 7 in 10 Americans on at least one prescription drug, many of which can be deadly
(NaturalNews) A new study by the Mayo Clinic has confirmed what Natural News has been reporting and warning for years: Americans are becoming ever more dependent on prescription drugs. According to the study, nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half take two.

Cholesterol medications linked to major health issues
(NaturalNews) The evidence within this study [by the Journal of the American Medical Association], suggests that health issues relating to musculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies, injuries, and pain, are more common among statin users than among non-users. Other studies have pointed out that these same types of medications also have the ability to cause conditions relating to issues like memory loss.

Research links hypoglycemia to dementia in later life: Control your blood sugar while you still can
(NaturalNews) Hypoglycemia may increase the risk of dementia and vice versa, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Regular consumption of red and processed meats boosts diabetes risk by nearly fifty percent
(NaturalNews) A research team from the University of Singapore reports their findings in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) that demonstrates a strong correlation between red and processed meat consumption and the risk of developing type II diabetes (T2DM).

Five simple fiber-rich recipes that help to lose weight
(NaturalNews) The average individual gains about a pound or two every year. There are now a lot of diet programs and products to remedy the situation, but losing weight can actually be as easy as increasing one's fiber.

New study links over 7,000 cancer deaths to cell phone tower radiation exposures
(NaturalNews) Could exposure to radiation from cell phone towers really responsible for over 7,000 cancer deaths? According to research findings from Brazil, the facts speak for themselves. The study established a direct link between cancer deaths in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third largest city, with the cell phone network.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: How—or Why—Do Viruses Become Lethal?
Activist Post - Those of us who research vaccine safety issues, which can include the ‘pedigrees’ of various viruses for which vaccines are manufactured, can’t help but wonder how so many unlikely cross-contaminations occur when, in nature, some, if not most, are highly improbable.

Is a hidden food sensitivity harming your health? Here are seven major clues
(NaturalNews) Food should be our first medicine. But it is too often our first poison. GMOs, pesticides, and herbicides are the most obvious toxins. They can be eliminated and replaced by using organically produced produce, grains, dairy, and meats.

Organic coconut oil: A superfood with amazing health benefits
(NaturalNews) Pound for pound, coconut oil is one of the single most nutritious superfoods you can put in your body. It has a vast array of incredible health benefits and is something recommended to almost everyone I talk to on a regular basis.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Nutrition 101: How Processed Foods Make Us Fat, Malnourished, and Sick
Activist Post - Despite overly abundant calories, people who live off of boxed macaroni and cheese, frozen dinners, Ramen noodles, and other packaged foods aren’t getting the nutrients that people who eat a whole foods diet are getting. Deadly GMO ingredients aside, the sheer amount of chemicals in processed foods can lead to disease, obesity, and malnutrition.

Science & Technology

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Facebook Privacy Blunder Highlights Online Security Gaps
Activist Post -Facebook and the corporate media are trying to downplay a glitch that exposed the personal information of 6 million users. The problem occurred with their Download Your Information tool when it was revealed that additional email addresses and telephone numbers of user contacts were automatically shared.

VIDEO: Ben Swann: NSA’s Criminal Activity
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann Full Disclosure is asking the questions the rest of the media is ignoring. Even by the overreaching standards of the Patriot Act, Ben Swann demonstrates how the NSA’s Prism program is clearly illegal.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

FBI Calls Destruction of GMO Sugar Beets in Oregon 'Economic Sabotage'
Green Med Info - When GM pollen blows into a non-GM farmer's fields and irreversibly contaminates his crop with 'biopollution,' who does the law side with? Historically, Monsanto. Also, it's not called 'economic sabotage' but rather 'copyright infringement,' and the victim not the aggressor is threatened with economic ruin.

The Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto OUT of Your Garden
Waking Times - Planting a sustainable home garden is much more than just choosing certified organic seeds and seedlings because Monsanto has cleverly positioned itself to make money off the home gardening trend.

7 Herbs That Deter Flies Naturally!
TLC - There are herbs that repel flies as well as other pests. They tend to grow easily, are drought resistant, and are often dual purpose. Who knew? It works. Here are some of the best herbs for repelling insects of all kinds

Friday - June 21, 2013 - Today in History:
1788 - The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.
1938 - In Washington, U.S. President Roosevelt signed the $3.75 billion Emergency Relief Appropriation Act.
1939 - Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.
1941 - German troops entered Russia on a front from the Arctic to Black Sea.
1954 - The American Cancer Society reported significantly higher death rates among cigarette smokers than among non-smokers.
1958 - In Arkansas, a federal judge let Little Rock delay school integration.
1963 - France announced that they were withdrawing from the North Atlantic NATO fleet.
1973 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states may ban materials found to be obscene according to local standards.
1974 - The U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence.
1985 - Scientists announced that skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were those of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.
1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment.
2001 - Former Haitian Army colonel Carl Dorelien taken into custody in Port St. Lucie. Dorelien had been in exile since 1994 when he was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 1994 massacre.
2004 - SpaceShipOne, designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Mike Melvill, reached 328,491 feet above Earth in a 90 minute flight. The height is about 400 feet above the distance scientists consider to be the boundary of space.

World News

US destroying its military equipment in Afghanistan (worth a reposting)
Press TV - The U.S. military has destroyed more than 170 million pounds of vehicles and other military equipment in Afghanistan, wasting an estimated $7 billion in an era of contracting budgets and austerity.

Warmonger Blair urges Syria meddling
Press TV - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for an intervention in the Syrian conflict, saying that the cost paid by the West for not getting involved could be higher than that of intervening in the conflict.

YouTube: David Icke on the real background to Syria
David Icke on the real background to Syria, the 'Arab Spring' and the lies galore we are being told by Obama and Cameron.

UN condemns deadly attack in Somalia
Press TV - In a statement, Ban condemned the attack which took place on June 19 and killed at least 15 people including eight working for the UN saying he was “deeply concerned and outraged by the despicable attack.”

Protester killed, dozens injured as Brazil police face off with a million in 100 cities
RT - An 18-year-old protester has been killed and dozens injured as massive protests continue in Brazil's cities. Over a million people have flooded the streets of the country on Thursday.

Genetically-modified eggplant found to be unsafe for human consumption, environment
(NaturalNews) Field trials of genetically-modified (GM) Bt eggplant, also known as Bt talong, have officially ceased in the Philippines following a major ruling by the nation's Court of Appeals.

Belizean Activists Say Illegal Planting and Smuggling of GMO Soy An Act of Biopiracy
Green Med Info - BAGMO calls on the Government of Belize to provide BAHA with the authority and necessary materials to conduct random and thorough testing throughout Belize for the presence of GMO crops and to immediately eradicate all GMO plant material that is found.

YouTube: Legalized Brutality? Turkish MP says police conduct 'within law'
RT - Another large protest has been dispersed overnight by police using water cannons in Turkey's capital, Ankara. This after Wednesday saw dozens of arrests across the country, as authorities bid to stop the three-weeks long unrest.

UK's new watchdog tells banks to raise another $20 billion
Reuters - Britain's banks will have to raise 13 billion pounds ($20.4 billion) of extra capital and meet a new cap on lending ahead of international peers as the Bank of England seeks to curb risk in the financial sector.

Mass Carnage: Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Silver, Europe And Japan All Get Pummeled
Economic Collapse - Normally we don't see virtually all asset classes get slammed at the same time, but the bucket of cold water that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threw on global financial markets on Wednesday has set off an epic temper tantrum.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Senators warn Obama over Syria war
Press TV - Four bipartisan US senators have introduced a bill aimed at prohibiting the administration of President Barack Obama from providing military assistance to militants in Syria.

US will continue to invest on nuclear weapons, Hagel said
Press TV - The United States will continue to make investments to sustain its nuclear weapons, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, even as Washington seeks to enter talks with Russia about slashing the number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to a third.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: False Flag Biological Attack Expected This Summer?
Activist Post - Why are role-playing actors being hired to portray biological/chemical attacks at political events this summer? Could it foreshadow a false flag attack, or are they just standard training exercises?

YouTube: Two chemtrail tanker jets almost collide with Fed-Ex commercial aircraft
Video footage taken by a Federal Express commercial airline pilot, the tankers didn't appear on the Fed-Ex aircraft avoidance other words they were "Ghost Planes"... The control tower had no idea the Air Force tankers existed and no radar system was available to warn the FedEx pilot of danger.

VIDEO: Ted Cruz Launches National Petition Against Gang of Eight's Bill
Breitbart - "This is urgent," Cruz wrote in an e-mail to supporters. "We must stop this Gang of 8 immigration bill, which would give amnesty to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants with no guarantee of a secure border."... Cruz urged supporters to share the petition with friends and to "act now--without delay--to help us defeat amnesty and stand for legal immigration!"

Evidence Indicates Michael Hastings Was Assassinated
Paul Joseph Watson - he revelation that Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings was working on a story about the CIA before his death and had contacted a Wikileaks lawyer about being under investigation by the FBI hours before his car exploded into flames has bolstered increasingly valid claims that the 33-year-old was assassinated.

Michael Hastings Assassinated for Work Uncovering Surveillance State
Kurt Nimmo - The journalist Michael Hastings, who died in what authorities have described as a high-speed car crash, was an active member of Project PM, a crowd-sourced research effort to expose government intelligence contractors.

RIP Michael Hastings | Hero
RT - Abby Martin highlighting the late Michael Hastings as the day's hero, citing his work as an honest journalist who pulled no punches, and remembers his courageous storytelling.

Tell TSA What You Think About Its “Surface Mode” Gestapo
Kurt Nimmo - The TSA wants to know what you think of its effort to turn thousands of transportation employees – drivers, maintenance technicians, dispatchers, station attendants, customer service employees, engineers, conductors, trainmen and others – into low-level Gestapo agents for the ever-expanding police state.

The American prison system is so massive that its estimated turnover of $74 billion eclipses the GDP of 133 nations - What is perhaps most unsettling about this fun fact is that it is the American taxpayer who foots the bill, and is increasingly padding the pockets of publicly traded corporations like Corrections Corporation of America and GEO Group. Combined both companies generated over $2.53 billion in revenue in 2012, and represent more than half of the private prison business.

South Padre Island beach in Texas litters beach with spy cameras
Julie Wilson - Sadly, families cannot partake in the simplest of tasks anymore, such as vacationing without being photographed and surveyed by the government.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Oregon State Police Taser Autistic Child Found Wandering Naked
Adan Salazar - Instead of questioning authorities and pressing officers on why they would Tase an 11-year-old, the compliant reporters attempt to convince viewers they’re remaining objective and presenting all the facts. As her father mentioned, the reporters also intentionally misled viewers over the girl’s age, referring to her as a “woman.”


Wiedemer: Fed Will Print More in 2014 Than in Past 100 Years Combined, Sending Gold to $7,000/oz! - Bob Wiedemer, author of “The Aftershock Investor,” says, “People are defiantly in denial about what we’re doing. . . . Nobody mentions the $85 billion a month we’re printing now. . . . We’ve only printed about $800 billion in the last 100 years. We’re going to print more than that next year. So, literally 100 years of printing next year.”

VIDEO: 11 Things You Need To Know About Silver Right Now
Silver Shield - Many of you are waking up to Sub $20 Silver with another huge paper smash in the early hours of the day. This follows the Fed Speak and is typical hit an run for these banksters, especially during the seasonal summer doldrums of silver. They want no alternative to the almighty dollar and will use every trick int he book to break that resistance.

Bail-in of Western Banking System Officially Begins As UK’s Co-Operative Bank to Bail-in £1.5bn With 100% Losses! - In the wake of the Cyprus Popular Bank’s depositor bail-in, we alerted SD readers on April 2nd to the fact that bail-ins were coming to the US and UK, as The Fed and BOE had quietly created a resolution authority for unlimited bail-ins for TBTF banks.

Energy & Environment

New Colorado Threat: Fast-moving, Unpredictable Wildfire Forced More Than 100 People To Evacuate
Denver Post - It is believed that the fire was caused by lightning late Tuesday. It was first reported to the Forest Service at 11:30 p.m. that night. Because of its remote location, it was being monitored remotely when it "took off" Wednesday afternoon.

Pesticides slash water life by 42 percent: study
AFP - Pesticides may kill off water insects and other small aquatic life by as much as 42 percent, according to an analysis of German, French and Australian rivers and streams published on Monday.


Comprehensive list of GMO products and companies - Note: You can download this pdf file created by the Center for Food Safety that provides guidelines for buying non-GMO foods in your local stores. This tells you what you can eat that is not GMO contaminated. In addition you can visit this non-GMO product list site for organic brands you can buy.

CDC Admits Long-Standing Error in Medical Science - There Is No Benefit In Reducing Salt Intake And It May Even Be Dangerous
Prevent Disease - What the CDC study reported explicitly is that there is no benefit, and may be a danger, from reducing our salt intake below 1 tsp per day. What was absent about the report was is the difference between healthy mineral salts and iodized table salt.

Reduce your cholesterol with chocolate: Research
(NaturalNews) Research shows that the polyphenols in cocoa powder can improve your cholesterol levels. Like certain other foods such as berries and green tea, cocoa powder is high in antioxidant chemicals known as polyphenols. In cocoa, the polyphenol family known as the flavanols predominates. Studies have shown that these polyphenols are good for the heart.

DHA found to reduce aggression and violent behavior in young men: Research
(NaturalNews) The omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) decreases aggressive behavior in young adults, studies have shown. Notably, having more DHA in the diet appears to help young people cope better with stressful situations.

USDA Organic Formula Contains An Ingredient Worse Than GMOs
Green Med Info - The USDA organic label is supposed to protect the consumer against being exposed to harmful chemicals and GMOs, but the sobering fact is that USDA-certified infant formula products are not only being allowed to use a pesticide in their formulas, but are advertising it as a 'healthy' mineral to unsuspecting consumers.

Strangely like Fiction: Sponsored Academics Admit Falsely Claiming Dairy Hormone Safety Endorsements
Green Med Info - (recombinant bovine growth hormone) continues, even under new ownership. After acquiring rbGH from Monsanto, Elanco (part of Eli Lilly) has stepped up efforts to convince milk processors and the wider food industry that milk from rbGH-injected cows is safe.

A new giant vaccine scandal exposes government lies and psyops
Activist Post - If you control the use of words and numbers, you can make trillions of dollars, and you can hide scandals that would otherwise take you down into infamy and prison. You can pretty much operate a whole sector of society and remain untouched. Nowhere is this more clear than in the criminal work of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Science & Technology

YouTube: NSA Whistleblower Russ Tice Alleges NSA Wiretapped Barack Obama as Senate Candidate
In this bombshell episode of the Boiling Frogs Post Podcast Show NSA whistleblower Russ Tice joins us to go on record for the first time with new revelations and the names of official culprits involved in the NSA's illegal practices....
* Related Article: Bush-era whistleblower claims NSA wiretapped Barack Obama...

VIDEO/ARTICLE: ‘Do we need more leaks in order to be outraged?’
RT - As Wikileaks hints at the possibility of publishing more classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the US intelligence community is getting apprehensive about the whistleblower’s intentions, Charlie McGrath head of Wide Awake News has told RT.

REVEALED: Top Secret Rules Allow NSA to Use Data Without Warrant
The Guardian - Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information "inadvertently" collected from domestic US communications without a warrant.

Project Chess: Skype’s secret program aimed at making calls readily available to intelligence agencies
Activist Post - In yet another instance of a report indicating that tech giants worked directly with intelligence agencies to enable government surveillance, it is now being reported that Skype began a secret program called Project Chess to enable intelligence agencies and law enforcement to easily get a hold of calls.

Skynet rising: Google acquires 512-qubit quantum computer; NSA surveillance to be turned over to AI machines
(NaturalNews) If you know anything about encryption, you probably also realize that quantum computers are the secret KEY to unlocking all encrypted files.... All your files -- even encrypted files -- will be easily opened and read.

Govt could use metadata to map your every move - If you tweet a picture from your living room using your smartphone, you’re sharing far more than your new hairdo or the color of the wallpaper. You’re potentially revealing the exact coordinates of your house to anyone on the Internet.

We’ll be uploading our entire MINDS to computers by 2045
Daily Mail - In just over 30 years, humans will be able to upload their entire minds to computers and become digitally immortal - an event called singularity - according to a futurist from Google.

Human organs ‘could be grown in animals within a year’
The Telegraph - There is widespread support in Japan for research that has raised red flags in other countries. Scientists plan to introduce a human stem cell into the embryo of an animal – most likely a pig – to create what is termed a "chimeric embryo" that can be implanted into an animal's womb.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

House Farm Bill Defeated After Adoption of Hastings Pollinator Amendment - Earlier today the House farm bill was defeated by a vote of 234 to 195. Many Democrats were moved to vote against the bill after several amendments were accepted yesterday that would make it more difficult for individuals to receive food stamp benefits.... The U.S. House of Representatives last night during Pollinator Week passed an amendment... that requires more federal attention to the loss of honey bees and other pollinators.

Huge bee die-off in Oregon parking lot blamed on insecticide spraying - National Pollinator Week began grimly Sunday when tens of thousands of dead bumblebees, honeybees, ladybugs, and other insects were discovered blanketing a shopping plaza’s parking lot just off Interstate 5 in Wilsonville, Ore. Bumblebees were the species hardest hit, with an estimated 25,000 dead and 150 colonies lost outside a Target store.

10 Ways to Grow a Shade Garden
Mother Earth Living - If you aren’t blessed with a prime gardening spot that receives full sun (eight to 10 hours of sunlight per day), don’t despair. A handful of fresh garden vegetables and quite a few delicious culinary herbs will grow happily in shady spots, including underneath a tree canopy or in the shade of a building.

Backyard Bounty: 8 Useful Weeds
Mother Earth Living - Are weeds our friend or foe? Discover eight of our favorite useful weeds and decide for yourself.


20 Items to Kick Start Your Food Storage Plan
Activist Post - No matter how many times I write about food, there is always something new to consider or a new and different way to present the same old information in a more useful manner.

Thursday - June 20, 2013 - Today in History:
1740 - Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia with the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI.
1774 - The new Continental Congress, the governing body of America’s colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all citizens of the colonies "discountenance and discourage all horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions and entertainment."
1803 - The U.S. Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase.
1818 - The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel.
1827 - The Battle of Navarino took place during the Greek War for Independence.
1873 - A Hippodrome was opened in New York City by showman Phineus T. (P.T.) Barnum.
1903 - A joint commission ruled in favor of the U.S. concerning a dispute over the boundary between Canada and the District of Alaska.
1910 - A baseball with a cork center was used in a World Series game for the first time.
1935 - Mao Zedong arrived in Hanoi after his Long March that took just over a year. He then set up the Chinese Communist Headquarters.
1942 - Pierre Laval told the French labor that they must serve in Germany.
1944 - Allied forces invaded the Philippines.
1944 - During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated.
1952 - The Mau Mau uprising against white settlers began in Kenya.
1968 - Jackie Lee Bouvier Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.
1979 - The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was dedicated.
1984 - The U.S. State Department reduced the number of Americans assigned to the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
1993 - Attorney General Janet Reno warned the TV industry to limit the violence in their programs.
1995 - Britain, France and the U.S. announced a treaty that banned atomic blasts in the South Pacific.
2003 - A 40-year-old man went over Niagara Falls without safety devices and survived. He was charged with illegally performing a stunt.
2009 - European astronomers discover 32 exoplanets.

World News

Saudi Arabia arms militants in Syria
Press TV - According to the Daily Telegraph, militant sources said they had received the first batch of the heavy weaponry from Saudi Arabia in Aleppo. The sources said that more arms, including higher-end missiles, would be sent to the militants later.

Foreign Death Squad Network in Syria Larger Than Stated by West
Activist Post - Western governments and media outlets have attempted to downplay both the role and the number of foreign fighters in Syria. This is, of course, understandable, considering the agenda of the NATO forces in regards to the country.

US destroying its military equipment in Afghanistan
Press TV - The U.S. military has destroyed more than 170 million pounds of vehicles and other military equipment in Afghanistan, wasting an estimated $7 billion in an era of contracting budgets and austerity.

Intelsat stops services to Iran channels
Press TV - Communications satellite services provider Intelsat has announced the suspension of its services to the channels launched from Iran as the West's campaign against free speech intensifies.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Crowd of 30,000 overruns police cordon ahead of Brazil football match (Photos)
RT - Dozens were hurt as riot police unleashed tear gas and barrage of rubber bullets at a crowd of some 30,000 Brazilian protesters.

Mask ban: Canada's veiled protesters face 10 years' jail
RT - A new Canadian law forbids people from wearing a mask or covering their face during a riot or so-called “unlawful assembly” in the country. The law carries a maximum ten-year sentence for anyone convicted of physically concealing their identity.

Kerry Called For “Immediate” Air Strikes on Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - US Secretary of State John Kerry called for “immediate” air strikes on Syria last week following the Obama administration’s claim that President Bashar Al-Assad had used chemical weapons, a rush to war that was soundly rejected by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Kerry calls Karzai to ease tension over Taliban office
Press TV - US Secretary of State John Kerry has called Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the second time over the past 24 hours in a bid to defuse tension with Afghanistan after Kabul opposed the opening of a Taliban office in Qatar.

Jordan, US hold drills in desert areas
Press TV - Military forces from the United States and Jordan have held war games in desert areas near the Syrian border with the Persian Gulf country.

Russian Cyberspace Head Calls For Internet Kill Switch
Paul Joseph Watson - The head of Russia’s cyberspace policy today called for global governments to react to the NSA spy scandal by creating a United Nations-style body that would have regulatory control over the Internet – including a web kill switch.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: First Congress Member Allowed to Read Secret TPP Treaty - "This Agreement Hands The Sovereignty of Our Country Over to Corporate Interests”
Washington's Blog - Yesterday, Congressman Alan Grayson... announced that he had been allowed to read the text of TPP – and that it is an anti-American power grab by big corporations...

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Journalist Michael Hastings Dies in Fiery Crash / Hollywood RAW FOOTAGE - Written by City News Service - Journalist Michael Hastings, whose blunt Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to the resignation of the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, died today in a car crash in Los Angeles, according to the magazine and a website for which he worked.

VIDEO: FBI uses drones in U.S., says Mueller
CNN News - FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged the law enforcement agency uses drone aircraft in the United States for surveillance in certain difficult cases. Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that drones are used by the FBI in a "very, very minimal way and very seldom."

VIDEO: DHS Claims Billions of Bullets Purchased Were “Clerical Error”
Warner Todd Huston - A fellow named Steve Knepp came across some agents of the Department of Homeland Security in Philadeplhia that claimed that the 2 billion bullets ordered by his agency was “quite possibly a clerical error.” The agent told Mr. Knepp that it was absurd that people think that DHS would even have enough money to buy that many bullets all at once.

The Forced Depopulation of America’s Rural Areas
Activist Post - If you wonder why New York City Mayor Bloomberg and Michelle Obama have been trying to control the size of sodas, the amount of salt one can use and are dictating what school children will eat for lunch, the answer is that they are conditioning the American public that the government controls all food intake. The reasons for these new controls over diet will become painfully clear after reading the following paragraphs.

Executive At Monsanto Wins Global Food Honor
NY Times - On Wednesday the World Food Prize Foundation said the honor and the $250,000 cash prize would be shared by Robert T. Fraley, Monsanto’s executive vice president and chief technology officer, and two other scientists, Marc Van Montagu of Belgium and Mary-Dell Chilton of the United States.

VIDEO: GOP Rep's Epic 1-Minute Beatdown Of Barack Obama On House Floor - Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) took to the House Floor Monday and delivered a brief – yet awesome – skewering of Barack Obama, his administration and his vice president. Must-watch.

VIDEO: Investigative Journalist Michael Hastings Dies in Fiery Hollywood Crash - "It sounded like a bomb went off"
Blacklisted News - Michael Hastings Currently Was Working On CIA And NSA Story.

TWA Flight 800 crash not due to gas tank explosion, say former investigators
Yahoo! News - The producers of an upcoming documentary on TWA Flight 800—which exploded and crashed into the waters off Long Island, N.Y., on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board—claim to have proof that an explosion outside the Paris-bound flight caused the crash. And six former investigators who took part in the film say there was a cover-up and want the case reopened.

Topeka, KS: No school insurance if teachers have guns - Allowing teachers and other employees to carry guns under a new state law would cost most school districts their insurance. EMC Insurance Companies, the state’s main insurer of schools, won’t insure districts with armed employees under the new law, which takes effect July 1. Districts already insured by EMC wouldn’t have their policies renewed.

NJ Supreme Court Rules State Can Seek Custody Of Child Without Evidence Of Abuse
CBS News - Diana Autin [executive director of Statewide Parent Advocacy Network] says under the court’s ruling, the state can get custody of a child with behavior problems if it proves that the parent can’t provide the type of services the child needs and the services are in the child’s best interest. She says the division can get custody without using the state’s abuse and neglect law.

Attempted Land Grab Ends With Voters Booting Entire City Council - Government officials like to use eminent domain for the convenience of their preferred policies and/or the enrichment of themselves and their buddies. Usually, they get away with it, because the folks on the receiving end are too few and powerless to hold their tormentors to account.

32 Facts That Show How Men Are Being Systematically Emasculated In America Today
Economic Collapse - What is wrong with men in America? Why isn't our country producing lots of strong, independent, hard working men of character like it once did?


Obama Set to Kill U.S. Jobs Market with 30 Million Workers
Intel Hub - With the decline in employment, rather than implement ways to increase growth in the economy, the Obama administration is doing just the opposite. It is clear to so many people now that Obama was selected by the Elite to bring about the destruction of the United States. No decision he has made has had a single positive impact to our country – not one.

Poll finds nearly two-thirds see U.S. economy as poor - Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate the U.S. economy as poor while 35 percent say it is good, a national poll indicates.

VIDEO: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses despite spending cuts
Fox News - The IRS is set to pay roughly $70 million in employee-union bonuses, contrary to an Obama administration directive to halt such rewards amid the deep, government-wide budget cuts known as sequestration.

Dow Skids 200, Stocks End Down 1% as Fed Hints at Stimulus Slowdown
CNBC News - Stocks accelerated their selloff in the final hour of trading to end near session lows Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it will maintain its bond-buying program, though Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted that the central bank plans to moderate purchases later this year.

VIDEO: Ron Paul: Dollar Will Collapse, Gold Will “Go To Infinity”
Steve Watson - Appearing on CNBC yesterday, former Congressman Ron Paul warned that if the US continues on its current course, the dollar will collapse, and gold will literally be priceless. “Eventually, if we’re not carefully, it will go to infinity, because the dollar will collapse totally,” Paul said on’s Futures Now.

Housing Market

VIDEO/ARTICLE: National Mortgage Settlement Monitor Finds Few Flaws As Consumer Advocates Cry Foul
Huffington Post - The government-appointed monitor overseeing mortgage practices as part of last year’s robo-signing settlement between five big U.S. banks and dozens of government agencies found few violations after grading the banks’ compliance with ambitious new standards, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Obama Bankrupts Coal, Boosts Fracking
Activist Post - All over America, coal power plants which provide stable, cheap energy are being shut down under Obama-led regulations and the C02 control agenda. Although coal is dirty, regulations have helped clean it up, and natural gas from fracking is worse … but hydraulic fracturing is exactly what Obama is using to replace coal – at great cost to the environment.

The Cascadia Fault Line: Locked, Loaded And Ready To Fire
Activist Post - Cascadia is locked, loaded and ready to fire; it’s not a case of if, but a case of when. Sadly with so many variables, an earthquake tsunami combination is almost impossible to prepare for adequately. The only sure-fire way to survive is not to be in the area in the first place.

'Dead Zones' Predicted for Gulf, Chesapeake Bay - Scientists in Michigan and Louisiana are predicting a big summer "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico unless a tropical storm hits the area shortly before or during the annual measurement. In the Chesapeake Bay, scientists expect a smaller-than-average area where there's too little oxygen to support fish, shellfish and other aquatic life.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Arizona Wildfire: Doce Fire Burning Near Prescott
ABC News - A wind-fueled wildfire that broke out Tuesday morning in the Prescott National Forest grew to 5,000 acres in a matter of hours. The Doce Fire, sparked on the west side of Granite Basin Road around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, was believed to have grown to over 7,000 acres as of Wednesday morning, but those figures were later amended to just over 5,000 acres.


The effect of curcumin (turmeric) on Alzheimer's disease: An overview
This paper discusses the effects of curcumin on patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Curcumin (Turmeric), an ancient Indian herb used in curry powder, has been extensively studied in modern medicine and Indian systems of medicine for the treatment of various medical conditions, including cystic fibrosis, hemorrhoids, gastric ulcer, colon cancer, breast cancer, atherosclerosis, liver diseases and arthritis.

Top children's vitamin brand chock-full of GMOs, aspartame and other deadly ingredients
(NaturalNews) Do you know all the ingredients contained in the multivitamin you feed to your children? Thousands of American parents apparently do not, as one of the top selling multivitamins for children, Flintstones Vitamins, is loaded with genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), aspartame, aluminum, petroleum-derived artificial colors, and all sorts of other toxic additives that are literally poisonous to humans, and especially to children.

VIDEO: Cancer Risk of This Medical Scan Equal to Smoking 1400 Cigarettes
Green Med Info - Newly published research from the journal cancer indicates that conventional radiation-based cancer treatments may actually be driving the cancer into greater malignancy. Irradiated breast cancer cells were found to be 30 times more capable of forming new tumors than nonirradiated breast cancer cells.

VIDEO: The #1 Anti-Cancer Vegetable - Garlic!
Green Med Info - “There was one clear winner. One vegetable that completely, 100% stopped cancer growth in 7 out of the 8 tumor lines. One of the most important findings of the year…”

Over 700 US doctors suspected of harmful excessive prescription practices – report
RT - Questionable and potentially harmful prescriptions, costing the US government some $352 million, were prescribed for elderly and disabled patients by 736 general care physicians under the national insurance program Medicare, a new report revealed.

Americans fatter than ever, obesity officially called a 'disease'
RT - US obesity rates have reached a record high, and physicians have officially classified it as a “disease”, which will likely change the way doctors and health insurance providers treat the 28.9 percent of American adults who are severely overweight.

Silver makes antibiotics thousands of times more effective - Collins [a biomedical engineer at Boston University] and his team found that silver — in the form of dissolved ions — attacks bacterial cells in two main ways: it makes the cell membrane more permeable, and it interferes with the cell’s metabolism, leading to the overproduction of reactive, and often toxic, oxygen compounds.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Feinstein On NSA: Nothing to See Here, Please Move Along
Kurt Nimmo - California Democrat and Senate fixture Dianne Feinstein and her comrades in Congress hope the NSA political football gets lost in the shuffle. Feinstein and Rogers explain why the Constitution should take a backseat in the manufactured war on terror.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Ron Paul: “50 foiled Terror Plots” Claim Is False
Steve Watson - Former Congressman Ron Paul accused the NSA of twisting the truth to fit pre arranged talking points Tuesday, saying that claims warrantless spying on American have foiled scores of terror plots are false.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: 'Tell your boss I owe him another friggin' beer:' Hot mic catches NSA boss praising FBI chiefs for supportive testimony on surveillance programs
Daily Mail - The director of the National Security Agency was overheard offering a round of beer to the FBI's second-in-command following Tuesday's congressional hearing on the NSA's controversial surveillance programs. The three-hour hearing had just wrapped up around 1 p.m. when NSA Director Keith Alexander turned to FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce and praised him for his testimony.

App pays you to snitch on illegally parked cars
Fox News - Becoming a bounty hunter may soon get a lot easier. SpotSquad is a mobile phone application in the works that allows users to report illegally parked cars and get a cut of the fine paid as a reward.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Despite Irrefutable Evidence of Toxicity and Death, Monsanto’s Friends at the EPA Raise Allowable Glysophate Levels
The Organic Prepper - The EPA’s change of heart means that the allowed glyphosate level in animal feed will rise to 100 parts per million (ppm) and 40 ppm in oilseed crops. Thankfully, there’s no need for us to worry because they’ve assured us that the new allowable levels are only “minimally toxic” to humans.

Top 7 Myths About GMO Foods & Monsanto
Natural Society - With all the controversy circling in the mainstream media about the necessity of GMO farming due to world population explosions and a diminishing global food supply, it is time to debunk some of the biggest myths about GMO foods.

Wednesday - June 19, 2013 - Today in History:
1778 - U.S. General George Washington's troops finally left Valley Forge after a winter of training.
1862 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation, which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.
1864 - The USS Kearsarge sank the CSS Alabama off of Cherbourg, France.
1865 - The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas.
1910 - The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
1912 - The U.S. government established the 8-hour work day.
1917 - During World War I, King George V ordered the British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames.
1934 - The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration was established.
1934 - The U.S. Congress established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The commission was to regulate radio and TV broadcasting (later).
1942 - Norma Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) and her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty were married. They were divorced in June of 1946.
1942 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington, DC, to discuss the invasion of North Africa with U.S. President Roosevelt.
1943 - Henry Kissinger became a naturalized United States citizen.
1944 - The U.S. won the battle of the Philippine Sea against the Imperial Japanese fleet.
1951 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which extended Selective Service until July 1, 1955 and lowered the draft age to 18.
1961 - Kuwait regained complete independence from Britain.
1961 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution that required state officeholders to profess a belief in God.
1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the U.S. Senate.
1973 - The Case-Church Amendment prevented further U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia.
1997 - William Hague became the youngest leader of Britain's Conservative party in nearly 200 years.
1998 - Gateway was fined more than $400,000 for illegally shipping personal computers to 16 countries subject to U.S. export controls.
1998 - A study released said that smoking more than doubles risks of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
1998 - Switzerland's three largest banks offered $600 million to settle claims they'd stolen the assets of Holocaust victims during World War II. Jewish leaders called the offer insultingly low.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a group prayer led by students at public-school football games violated the 1st Amendment's principle that called for the separation of church and state.

World News

West to send more arms to Syria
Press TV - Informed diplomats have said a plan for providing foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government in the southwestern city of Dara'a and on the northern borders with Turkey with weapons has entered the implementation phase.

Obama urged to crush Syria’s air power
Press TV - In a letter to Obama on Tuesday, the chairmen of the Foreign Relations and Armed Forces panels Senator Bob Menendez, as well as Carl Levin and John McCain urged the president to immediately send weapons to the militants in Syria, The Hill reported.

Israel backs US arming of Syria militants
Press TV - Israeli President Shimon Peres has supported the United States plans to provide foreign-backed militants in Syria with weapons.

Karzai suspends talks with US over Taliban move
AP - The Afghan president on Wednesday suspended talks with the United States on a new security deal to protest the way his government was being left out of initial peace negotiations with the Taliban meant to find a way to end the nearly 12-year war.

Israel violates Lebanese airspace
Press TV - There were reports that the enemy plane had carried out circular maneuvers over the regions before it left Lebanon’s airspace at 22:15 pm towards the occupied territories while flying over the town of Naqoura in South Lebanon. Israel violates Lebanon's airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.

Obama Has Plans to Cut U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, if Russia Reciprocates
NY Times - President Obama plans to use a speech in Berlin on Wednesday to outline plans for further reductions in the American nuclear arsenal if Russia agrees to pare back its weapons at the same time, administration officials said Tuesday.

Brazil to deploy National Security troops against protesters
RT - The Brazilian government will deploy National Public Security Force in five cities hosting the FIFA football tournament in an effort to contain the ongoing protests across the country.

YouTube: G8 backs Syria conference, calls for chemical probe & removal of al-Qaeda fighters
RT - While the G8 was struggling to find a diplomatic end to the Syrian conflict, violence on the ground kept escalating. At least 60 government troops have been killed near Aleppo in a car bomb attack allegedly carried out by Al-Qaeda affiliated rebels - shortly after a similar blast in Damascus that left 10 soldiers dead.

VIDEO: US to begin direct peace talks with Taliban 'within days' - Senior US officials said on Tuesday that they will enter peace talks with the Taliban at a new office in Doha "within the coming days", in what may be a significant step towards an end to the long-running war.

Snowden seeks asylum in Iceland through intermediary
RT - Iceland has been informally contacted by an intermediary who stated that NSA leaker, former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, wants asylum in the Nordic island-state, Reuters reports. The difficulty though is that he is not in the country.

The Chinese Version of Agenda 21 and Why the US Should Care
Activist Post - The Chinese government is in the process of relocating 250,000 people per week from rural farmlands to densely populated urban areas into what has been dubbed as the Chinese ghost towns. Many of us have heard about these Chinese ghost cities. However, until this year we didn’t really know the true purpose of why these ghost cities were being built. However, the veil is being lifted and now it is becoming very obvious as to what the Chinese are up to.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US senators question aid to Honduras, citing extrajudicial killings
RNIF - A number of US senators have questioned Obama administration™s foreign aid to Honduras, pointing to growing reports of human rights atrocities in the Central American country that has long been regarded as a US-client state.

YouTube: Rand Paul Blasts Dick Cheney: 'Someone Should Have Been Removed From Office' For Pre-9/11 Failures
6/18/13 - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on CNN's The Situation Room on Tuesday evening where he was asked to respond to former Vice President Dick Cheney who told Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace that the junior Kentucky senator was wrong when he criticized the NSA's surveillance programs.

VIDEO: BOOM! Talk About Dropping a Truth Bomb on Live TV
Activist Post - This is an older video, but it's worth watching. Former U.S. Marine Ken O'Keefe goes off on a truther rant like no other. You won't ever see this on CNN.

VIDEO: Real Life Spy Drama On U.S. Bound Plane? “I’m Dead Already, They’re Gonna Kill Me”
Activist Post - To add further drama and confusion to the story of Edward Snowden, NSA Spying and Central Intelligence Agency involvement, a passenger on a U.S. bound flight out of Hong Kong Monday claimed that intelligence agents had detained him, were going to kidnap him, take him to a safe house, and that they planned to kill him because of his knowledge about the recently released leaks.

VIDEO: Audit The IRS Rally June 19th Noon - US Capitol West Lawn
Daily Caller - Conservative activists are planning to storm Capitol Hill on Wednesday for what they are predicting will be “the largest Tea Party protest since 2010.” The protest — drawing tea partiers like TV host Glenn Beck and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul — is in response to the Internal Revenue Service’s recent admission that it has been specifically targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

Senate rejects border fence
Washington Times - Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.

NORAD’s Falcon Virgo Exercise Rolls Out in D.C. Today
Kurt Nimmo June 18, 2013 - On June 17, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs announced a NORAD exercise for the Washington, D.C. area to be held between June 18 and June 19. The Defense Department press release states...

The 12 Principles of Enslavement
Activist Post - There were always people who wanted to control others and by imposing their will secure their existence, materially and spiritually.


US Companies Lobbying Furiously To Save Corporate Tax Loopholes
Huffington Post - The seamy details of this lobbying effort are found in a new study by the reform advocacy group Public Citizen. It is arguably one of the least-surprising studies in the history of studies, right up there with research confirming that popes tend to wear large hats. But it makes for depressing, eye-opening reading nonetheless.

Fox commentator paid $50,000 to tout stock - Most investors can’t tell the difference between “sponsored investment research” and independent analysis, and that’s exactly what the “sponsors” — typically small companies paying for a marketing campaign that will inflate their stock activity and value — are counting on.

Man Who Oversees $150 Billion Warns Of Hyperinflation
King World News - Rob Arnott, who has won an unprecedented six Graham & Dodd Awards and is also Chairman of Research Affiliates, also warned KWN about the dangers of what the Fed and other central planners are engaging in as they lead us into a reckless and potentially game-ending and destructive “Hyper-Keynes” policy.

Watch Your Cash: New BAIL-IN Rules Will Force “Failed Bank Losses on Investors”
Mac Slavo - When the Cypriot government forced account holders to cover bank losses earlier this year most of the world assumed this was a one-off event, limited only to the people of Cyprus. Though warnings urging depositors to get their money out of banks spread across the world, few have taken them seriously. Perhaps now they’ll reconsider.

Farewell Bernanke – Thanks For Inflating The Biggest Bond Bubble The World Has Ever Seen
Activist Post - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is on the way out the door, but the consequences of the bond bubble that he has helped to create will stay with us for a very, very long time. During Bernanke's tenure, interest rates on U.S. Treasuries have fallen to record lows. This has enabled the U.S. government to pile up an extraordinary amount of debt.

10 Disturbing Tales From The Side Streets And Dark Alleys Of America
Economic Collapse - As our economic decline becomes even more severe, the hearts of even more Americans are going to grow cold. And people with cold hearts can do some absolutely terrible things. The following are 10 disturbing tales from the side streets and dark alleys of America...

Veteran News

VA Gulf War panel members walk out to protest changes
Army Times - Three members of a Veterans Affairs Department advisory committee on Persian Gulf War illnesses walked out of a meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday to protest planned changes to the board’s makeup — alterations they say are designed to neuter the often outspoken panel.


Senator Durbin to Reintroduce Supplement Bill
Dr. Mercola - Durbin first introduced the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act (S 1310) in 2011, a bill that threatens the supplement industry by granting FDA more power to regulate supplements as if they were drugs, potentially putting supplement companies out of business. In fact, under this bill, supplement regulation would be even more stringent than for pharmaceutical drugs! The bill specifies the following...

A Ban on Gingko? Even FDA Thinks It’s a Silly Idea
Alliance for Natural Health - The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) wrote a letter this month to the FDA requesting a ban on gingko biloba. First the letter dismisses gingko’s efficacy on memory and cognitive function (“Claims regarding Ginkgo’s supposed health benefits…are false and should be stopped”), then cites a report that finds gingko extracts cause cancer in humans. Except that the report actually did nothing of the sort.

New vaccine developed against 'Delhi belly' - What will Frankenscientists jab you for next?
(NaturalNews) The pharmaceutical industry has developed yet another new vaccine, this time for a common holiday ailment that is said to afflict millions of travelers every year.

Distressing News: BPA in Mothers May Harm Newborns
Alliance for Natural Health - A Dutch study has found that fetuses of mothers who have high levels of BPA in their systems grow more slowly, have smaller heads, and weigh 20% less at birth compared with babies born to women with the lowest BPA levels.

VIDEO: What’s the No. 2 Cause of Accidental Death in Children?
Dr. Mercola - Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the US, where about 10 people die from drowning every day.... What’s shocking, however, is that many drowning deaths among children occur when the child is being supervised and may be only a short distance from an adult.

Turmeric produces mind-blowing recovery from dementia symptoms, multiple case studies show
(NaturalNews) "In a study involving three patients with Alzheimer's Disease, whose cognitive decline and Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia were severe, exhibiting irritability, agitation, anxiety, and apathy, supplementation with turmeric powder capsules for over one year was found to be associated with improvement in symptoms," wrote the authors of the study in their summary.

Fab-4 superfoods: Pomegranate, curcumin, green tea and broccoli help fight prostate cancer
(NaturalNews) A research team associated with the Cambridge University Hospital System in the UK provides scientifically validated evidence that broccoli, turmeric, green tea and pomegranate help fight prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men.

Treat your IBS naturally with vitamin D: Research
(NaturalNews) A preliminary review of individual reports strongly suggest that high-dose vitamin D may be one of the most effective treatment yet discovered for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Learn to make delicious, gluten-free buckwheat pancakes with this recipe
(NaturalNews) Buckwheat flour is a nutritious and energizing flour that is sourced from the flowers of the buckwheat plant, which is native to Northern Europe and Asia. Because it is free of gluten and wheat, it has become popular as a substitute to white or enriched flour, especially among diabetics and people seeking to lose weight.

Benefits of Activated Charcoal: Medicine of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Native Americans
Natural Society - Activated charcoal is used as a detox agent to absorb a host of heavy metals, chemicals, and pharmaceutical drug remains that flow through your blood stream but the health benefits of activated charcoal don't stop there.

Science & Technology

Obama's 'transparent' NSA interview points debunked
RT - Despite reports indicating the opposite US President Barack Obama has continued to perpetrate the vague assertion that the controversial NSA surveillance programs, primarily PRISM, are responsible for stopping a major terrorist attack in New York City.

YouTube: Ron Paul on Cavuto Jun 18, 2013
Ron Paul talks about the House NSA hearing with Neil Cavuto on Fox News.

Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment
Washington Post - Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests the court makes, arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it is forced to give the government.

Big Brother alert: Cameras in the cable box to monitor TV viewers
Washington Times - It hardly gets more Orwellian than this. New technology would allow cable companies to peer directly into television watchers' homes and monitor viewing habits and reactions to product advertisements. The technology would come via the cable box, and at least one lawmaker on Capitol Hill is standing in opposition.

21 Facts About NSA Snooping That Every American Should Know
Activist Post - There seems to be a lot of confusion about what the NSA is actually doing. Are they reading our emails? Are they listening to our telephone calls? Do they target American citizens or is it only foreigners that they are targeting? Unfortunately, the truth is that we aren’t going to get straight answers from our leaders about this.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Urgent action alert: EPA about to raise allowable concentrations of glyphosate on food crops, edible oils and animal feed - comments needed by July 1
(NaturalNews) This is an urgent action alert from Natural News and the Health Ranger. Public comments are due by July 1 to object to new EPA regulations which are already in place, allowing glyphosate contamination of food crops, edible oils and waterways at concentrations which are thousands of times higher than the amount needed to cause cancer.

Farmers' Market Sues City over 'Pave or Vacate' Mandate
Activist Post - Town council required them to have a paved asphalt or concrete lot at great expense - $15,000 - $20,000 - to the market, but the owners asked for an extension and to be able to continue the pending summer market. Council shot that down because of "ordinance" which apparently stems from "aesthetics." So, it was pave or get out.

Tuesday - June 18, 2013 - Today in History:
1621 - The first duel in America took place in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts.
1778 - Britain evacuated Philadelphia during the U.S. Revolutionary War.
1812 - The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain. The conflict began over trade restrictions.
1815 - At the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22.
1817 - London's Waterloo Bridge opened. The bridge, designed by John Rennie, was built over the River Thames.
1873 - Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote for a U.S. President.
1898 - Atlantic City, NJ, opened its Steel Pier.
1915 - During World War I, the second battle of Artois ended.
1918 - Allied forces on the Western Front began their largest counter-attack against the German army.
1925 - The first degree in landscape architecture was granted by Harvard University.
1928 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales.
1942 - The U.S. Navy commissioned its first black officer, Harvard University medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.
1948 - The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights.
1959 - A Federal Court annulled the Arkansas law allowing school closings to prevent integration.
1979 - In Vienna, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) 2.
1982 - The U.S. Senate approved the renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act for an additional twenty-five years.
1983 - Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
1998 - Nine commemorative U.S. postage stamps were reissued. The stamps were considered to be classically beautiful examples of stamp engraving.
2000 - In Algiers, Algeria, the foreign ministers of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a preliminary cease-fire accord and agreed to work toward a permanent settlement of their two-year border war.
2009 - Greenland assumed control over its law enforcement, judicial affairs, and natural resources from the Kingdom of Denmark. Greenlandic became the official language.

World News

‘US deploys 1,500 Marines to Yemen’
Press TV - Some 1,500 Marines were deployed to al-Anad military base in the country’s southern province of Lahij, al-Sharea daily quoted the official as saying on Monday.... The official also said that American forces usually enter the country in small groups, but the recent large deployment could be in preparation for a possible imminent incident in the region.

Demonstrations held in Berlin ahead of Obama visit
Press TV - On Monday, around 400 demonstrators rallied in Berlin in protest against Washington's use of its assassination drones, which have killed thousands of people in Afghanistan and around the world.... The US president is scheduled to speak before 4,000 people at the Brandenburg Gate, on Wednesday.

‘Police conduct raids across Turkey’
Press TV - Turkish police have carried out multiple raids across the country and detained dozens of anti-government protesters, local media have reported.

VIDEO: Brazil sees largest protests in decades as unrest hits second week
RT - Mass protests continued throughout Brazil on Monday, with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators converging in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, the capital of Brasilia and other cities.

‘Saudis send missiles to Syria militants’
Press TV - Saudi Arabia has been purchasing missiles from suppliers in France and Belgium since two months ago and has sent them to militants in Syria, a report says.

EU, US to launch talks on ‘biggest bilateral trade deal in history’
RT - US President Barack Obama and EU leaders have officially announced they will start negotiations on the creation of the world’s biggest free-trade agreement, which could boost economic growth on both sides of the Atlantic.
* Related Article/Video: Tax evasion priority number one...

Putin and Obama agree to push both sides in Syrian conflict to Geneva talks
RT - Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama have agreed to push the sides of the ongoing Syrian conflict to the negotiating table in Geneva. The leaders made the pledge after a 2 hour meeting at the G8 summit.

Did Israel Attack Syria Again?
Paul Joseph Watson - The IDF is refusing to comment on reports that Israel attacked the Al-Miza military airbase near Damascus last night, which if true could lead to a Syrian response and a massive escalation of the 27 month conflict.

UN chief to travel to China
Press TV - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said on his visit to China next week he will discuss China's "key role" in boosting UN programs around the world. "

U.S. News, Politics & Government

No trial, transfer or release: Gitmo's 'indefinite detainees' identified
RT - For the first time since President Obama took office Washington has publicly disclosed the names of inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp classified as “indefinite detainees” - those who pose too great a threat to release but cannot be tried in court.

VIDEO: Edward Snowden: Dick Cheney Calling Me A Traitor Is An Honor
Liberty Crier - When asked about being called a traitor by Dick Cheney Edward Snowden said, “This is a man who gave us the warrantless wiretapping scheme as a kind of atrocity warm-up on the way to deceitfully engineering a conflict that has killed over 4,400 and maimed nearly 32,000 Americans, as well as leaving over 100,000 Iraqis dead. Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American.”

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: We Live In Dangerous Times, Losing Liberty To Slippery Slope
Liberty Crier - Judge Andrew Napolitano talks with Neil Cavuto about the erosion of our liberties and makes comparisons of today’s surveillance operations to those of Stalin’s tyrannical and murderous regime.

The Supreme Court Decided Your Silence Can Be Used Against You
Atlantic Wire - A nation continues to wait for final word on the Supreme Court's Big Four cases this term — voting rights, affirmative action, DOMA, and Proposition 8 — but the justices' closest decision arrived first on Monday, in a 5-4 ruling on Salinas v. Texas in which the conservative members of the Court and Anthony Kennedy determined that if you remain silent before police read your Miranda rights, that silence can and will be held against you.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Obama To Grads: Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny
Real Clear Politics - U.S. President Barack Obama gives the commencement address to the graduating class of The Ohio State University at Ohio Stadium on May 5, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

VIDEO: Big Drop In Obama’s Approval Rating
Liberty Crier - President Obama’s approval rating dropped eight points since May. CNN’s Chris Cuomo and John King report.

US offers $300 million to Syria refugees
Press TV - In another sign of illegal interference in the internal affairs of Syria, the United States is offering a new $300 million aid package for Syrian refugees.... Deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters that the new donation will bring the total U.S. aid to Syrian refugees to over $800 million.

Obama Restricts Spying In Mosques While Spying Everywhere Else - The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won't snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are. That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.

Voter Proof-of-Citizenship Law Voided by Supreme Court
Bloomberg - The U.S. Supreme Court threw out an Arizona law requiring evidence of citizenship when people register to vote, in a victory for minority-rights advocates and the Obama administration.

VIDEO: State photo-ID databases become troves for police
Washington Post - The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver’s-license fraud but that increasingly are used by police to identify suspects, accomplices and even innocent bystanders in a wide range of criminal investigations.

Scammers Use Obamacare To Steal Identities Of Elderly
CBS News - According to consumer watchdogs, scammers are trying to fool consumers, in many cases seniors, into giving up personal information by claiming they’ve been selected to be among the first to get insurance cards for “Obamacare.”

Nanny Mike Strikes Again: Plans to Force Citizens to Compost
Kurt Nimmo - Nanny Mike, who has outlawed consumption of large soft drinks and smoking outdoors, has an ambitious plan to handle 100,000 tons of food scraps a year and convert residential food waste into biogas for electricity generation, according to the New York Times.


Whenever Margin Debt Goes Over 2.25% Of GDP The Stock Market Always Crashes
Economic Collapse - What do 1929, 2000 and 2007 all have in common? Those were all years in which we saw a dramatic spike in margin debt. In all three instances, investors became highly leveraged in order to "take advantage" of a soaring stock market. But of course we all know what happened each time.

Ex-McDonald’s worker sues franchise that required fee-based payroll debit cards - The Shavertown, Pennsylvania, McDonald's forces workers to be paid only one way: with a payroll debit card that burdens workers with hefty fees to obtain their hard-earned cash, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of Gunshannon and other McDonald's workers.

Veteran News

Gulf War Panel: We’re Being Purged for Contradicting the VA - Members of a heretofore independent panel on Gulf War Illness are accusing Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki of “shooting the messenger” by gutting their committee and slashing half its members in a recent charter rewrite.

Housing Market

Bank of America Lied to Homeowners and Rewarded Foreclosures, Former Employees Say
Pro Publica - Bank of America employees regularly lied to homeowners seeking loan modifications, denied their applications for made-up reasons, and were rewarded for sending homeowners to foreclosure, according to sworn statements by former bank employees.

Energy & Environment

Fracking ignites fights over water in drought-stricken regions
RT - US states suffering a drought are facing a dire water crisis exacerbated by hydraulic fracturing. The procedure consumes vast amounts of water, which has driven up prices and depleted certain aquifers and rivers.

Ecosystem and Food Supply Threatened by Gross Underestimate of Toxicity of Neonicotinoid Pesticides
Dr. Mercola - Research shows the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in seed treatments is responsible for the death of birds, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates and other wildlife.

Japan's Tsunami Radioactive Debris Pile Moves Closer to US West Coast
Map of Japan's tsunami debris pile as of May 13, 2013

Black Forest Fire Homicide Investigation Slows Letting People Go Home
Denver Post - Containment on the Black Forest fire could take until Thursday, and hundreds of evacuees will have to wait, fire managers said Sunday.


Vegetarian diet again shown to lower all-cause risk of death, especially in men
(NaturalNews) Extensive research over the past decade continues to show a distinct risk reduction for those following a predominately vegetarian-style diet. In prior research works, scientists have documented the effect of eating a vegetarian diet with a significant reduction in the risk of developing many chronic diseases including hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and ischemic heart disease.

Why walnuts are the ultimate brain food
(NaturalNews) Walnuts are the same shape as the human brain. So what's new here? Considered the ultimate superfood, walnuts are now being served up as brain medicine for many reasons, not the least of which is because they are replete with omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid to keep the brain functioning normally.

Researchers Discover Flaxseed Regresses Arterial Plaque
Green Med Info - Flaxseed's potential benefits to heart health are astounding, considering recent research that it may regress atheroslerotic plaque in those who consume it.

7 Essential Foods for Your Gut
Organic Gardening - For better gut health, these 7 foods will help!

CDC Data: Raw Milk Safe During Pregnancy
Healthy Home Economist - Analysis of Centers for Disease Control data on raw milk outbreaks listed no cases whatsoever of food-borne illness from raw milk caused by Listeria during the entire 13 year period from 1993-2005.... From 1998-2012, there were 50 illnesses and 10 deaths (1 fetus) from Listeria contracted from consuming pasteurized milk and cheese in the United States.

Cheese—A Nutritional Powerhouse that Can Help Protect Your Heart, Brain and Bones
Dr. Mercola - Cheese contains the powerful nutritional triad of calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K2, which together channel calcium into your bones and teeth while keeping it out of your arteries; this, combined with its omega-3 fats, make cheese a very heart-healthy food.

Why You Need to Avoid Low Fat Milk and Cheese
Dr. Mercola - More evidence pointing to the healing properties of full-fat, raw dairy can be found from generations past when, in the early 1900s, raw milk was actually used as medicine. Dr. J.R. Crewe's "Milk Cure" was used at the Mayo clinic to successfully treat.

Science & Technology

YouTube: Judge Napolitano On FBI Director: They Cut As Many Holes in the Constitution As They Want
Jun 17, 2013 - On today’s Studio B with Shepard Smith, Napolitano lambasted Mueller for testimony given before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday on the government’s surveillance of Americans’ phone and email communications, alleging that he’s “still singing the tune that Constitutional liberties can be subordinate to the government’s need to [find the bad people].”

Leaker vows details on NSA access to tech servers
USA Today - NSA leaker Edward Snowden, answering questions Monday in a live blog on his revelations about the top-secret agency, denied charges he was spying for China and vowed to release more details on the NSA's "direct access" to the tech companies' servers "Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped," Snowden said, according to The Guardian, which held the "live chat" on its website.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly slams federal phone & Internet monitoring... 'NSA Should Come Clean'
NY Post - Police Commissioner Ray Kelly launched a stinging rebuke to the federal government’s secret phone and Internet monitoring campaign — and suggested leaker Edward Snowden was right about privacy “abuse.” “I don’t think it ever should have been made secret,” Kelly said today, breaking ranks with US law-enforcement officials.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Coming to a store near you: GMO plants with synthetic biology that makes them glow
NaturalNews) A team of researchers from Stanford University in California wants you to donate your hard-earned money to them so they can continue to develop an unapproved genetically-modified (GM) plant that literally glows to generate light.

Monday - June 17, 2013 -  Today in History:
1775 - The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston.
1789 - The Third Estate in France declared itself a national assembly, and began to frame a constitution.
1848 - Austrian General Alfred Windischgratz crushed a Czech uprising in Prague.
1856 - The Republican Party opened its first national convention in Philadelphia.
1861 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln witnessed Dr. Thaddeus Lowe demonstrate the use of a hydrogen balloon.
1876 - General Crook’s command was attacked and defeated on the Rosebud River by 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Crazy Horse.
1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
1912 - The German Zeppelin SZ 111 burned in its hanger in Friedrichshafen.
1913 - U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico.
1917 - The Russian Duma met in a secret session in Petrograd and voted for an immediate Russian offensive against the German Army. (World War I)
1924 - The Fascist militia marched into Rome.
1928 - Amelia Earhart began the flight that made her the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
1930 - The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill became law. It placed the highest tariff on imports to the U.S.
1931 - British authorities in China arrested Indochinese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh.
1932 - The U.S. Senate defeated the bonus bill as 10,000 veterans massed around the Capitol.
1940 - The Soviet Union occupied Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
1940 - France asked Germany for terms of surrender in World War II.
1944 - French troops landed on the island of Elba in the Mediterranean.
1944 - The republic of Iceland was established.
1950 - Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago, IL.
1953 - Soviet tanks fought thousands of Berlin workers that were rioting against the East German government.
1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court banned the required reading of the Lord's prayer and Bible in public schools.
1965 - Twenty-seven B-52’s hit Viet Cong outposts but lost two planes in South Vietnam.
1970 - North Vietnamese troops cut the last operating rail line in Cambodia.
1982 - Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on "The CBS Morning News."
1991 - The Parliament of South Africa repealed the Population Registration Act. The act had required that all South Africans for classified by race at birth.

World News

Iran to ‘deploy 4,000-strong force’ to Syria as US military set to stay in Jordan
RT - Iran will deploy 4,000 Revolutionary Guards to Syria to bolster Damascus against a mostly Sunni-led insurgency, media reported. Meanwhile, US F-16s and Patriots will stay in Jordan – speculatively, to help establish a no-fly zone to aid Syrian rebels.

Britain prepared for war in Syria two years before the crisis flared up, France’s former FM says
SANA - Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas said that Britain had been preparing gunmen to invade Syria two years before the crisis there flared up in 2011.During a TV show, Dumas said ''I was in Britain two years ago, and I met British officials, some my friends…they admitted that they were up to something in Syria.''

VIDEO: Iran presidential election, remarkably free and fair: Analyst
Press TV - “This was really a remarkable election. I think no one can doubt that amongst the six candidates this was a free and fair election,” William Beeman, professor at the University of Minnesota, told Press TV on Monday. Hassan Rohani emerged victorious in Iran's 11th presidential election by winning 50.7 percent of the vote.

N. Korea proposes high-level talks with US
RT - Pyongyang has proposed high-level talks with the US without preconditions, KCNA state news agency reports. This comes after North and South Korea canceled negotiations amid high tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Turkish police arrest 500 protesters
Press TV - Turkish police have arrested 500 people during anti-government protests in the capital city of Ankara and Istanbul, amid calls for a nationwide strike.

Hundreds in Hong Kong protest NSA surveillance - In a show of protest against U.S. surveillance programs and in support of whistle-blower Edward Snowden, several hundred people marched Saturday to the U.S. Consulate General and the offices of the Hong Kong government despite drizzly weather.

Rio police tear gas thousands at protest demanding health care and education
Raw Story - Police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse around 3,000 protestors from outside Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium ahead of the Confederations Cup match between Italy and Mexico on Sunday. The demonstrators were attempting to enter the stadium in protest at the vast sums of money spent on the organisation of the tournament and next year’s World Cup, which Brazil is also hosting.

VIDEO: Inside Bilderberg: Clues left in the Grove Hotel reveal another piece to their financial agenda - Investigative journalists from the UK Column, American Free Press and Sovereign Independent accidentally wandered into a presentation suite at the Grove – only discover the remnants of a presentation by Thomson Reuters which Bilderberg organisers had neglected to take down after the event. It read “”unleashing the power of our unified platform on financial markets”.

Iceland Decides Against Joining The EU - Iceland's bid to join the EU is over, the country's foreign minister told the European Commission on Thursday (13 June). "This is how democracy works," said Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, on his first overseas trip, three weeks after being appointed to the recently elected Icelandic government.

GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits
Guardian - Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts... Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their email traffic.

Japan Suspends Recommendation of HPV Vaccines - 14 June 2013: Merck’s Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix took a hit as Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare told local governments to suspend their previous recommendation for HPV vaccine administration to the country’s 12 to 16 year old girls.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US picks new envoy to oversee Guantanamo closure
RT - The US State Department is expected on Monday to announce the appointment of a new lawyer to oversee the closure of the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison.

Admission: Special Forces were only hours from Benghazi
WND - In a bombshell admission that has until now gone unreported, Martin Dempsey, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, conceded that highly trained Special Forces were stationed just a few hours away from Benghazi on the night of the attacks but were not told to deploy to Libya.

White House defends high bills for Africa trip
Washington Times - The Obamas’ trip, at a time of “sequestration” budget cuts, will take them to Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa from June 26 to July 3. Citing a confidential planning document, the Washington Post reported that the trip will cost between $60 million to $100 million.

VIDEO: Louisiana rocked by week's second chemical plant blast
RT - A chemical plant has exploded in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, less than two days after a deadly blast in the nearby town of Geismar. At least one person was killed Friday evening, and some seven injured.

VIDEO: 14-year-old at the center of "NRA T-Shirt Controversy"
WOWK 13 - Suspended and arrested after refusing to change his NRA shirt. Today, 14-year-old Jared Marcum appeared before a judge and was officially charged with obstructing an officer. A $500 fine and up to a year in jail, that's the penalty that Jared could face, now that a judge has allowed the prosecution to move forward with it's obstructing an officer charge against him.

Obama’s Syria Policy Looks a Lot Like Bush’s Iraq Policy
The Ron Paul Institute - President Obama announced late last week that the US intelligence community had just determined that the Syrian government had used poison gas on a small scale, killing some 100 people in a civil conflict that has claimed an estimated 100,000 lives.
* Related Video: Ron Paul on Obama's Syria WMD...

FBI's Use of Patriot Act to Secretly Obtain Americans' Business Records Increased by 1,000% Under Obama
AllGov News - The probing involves Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which permits the FBI to obtain business records and other “tangible things”—including “books, records, papers, documents and other items,” as part of a terrorism or foreign intelligence investigation.

House Passes Ban on Drone Strikes Against US Citizens
Activist Post - An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014 that will ban drone strikes against American citizens passed in the House on Friday. However, the amendment does contain an exception for Americans "actively engaged in combat against the United States".... The 2014 NDAA now heads to the Senate.

DHS Admits Boston Training Drill Involving Backpack Explosives Planned Months Before Marathon
Anthony Gucciardi - The Department of Homeland Security has gone public with an admission that an exercise was planned months before the Boston Marathon bombings that involved backpacks being used to detonate explosives by rogue terrorists.

Censorship Abounds: The Handful of Companies That Control Your Perceptions
Activist Post - The world has become censored in ways you wouldn’t even imagine in both covert and overt ways. Let’s look at the six major corporations who control every single media station that you probably peruse on a daily basis...

U.S. Court Decisions confirm "Driving a Motor Vehicle" is a right, not a govt granted privilege
Jack McLamb - Legislators, police officers and court officials are becoming aware that there are now court decisions that prove the fallacy of the legal opinion that" driving is a privilege and therefore requires government approval, i.e. a license". Some of these cases are...


Expect Panic & Devastation As Control Of Markets Is Lost
King World News - Today one of the top economists in the world warned King World News that investors should expect panic and devastation as central planners lose control of markets. Michael Pento, founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies, also spoke about precious metals and unprecedented turmoil in global markets.

10 Charts That Show The Incredible Power Of Having Economic Information Seconds Before The Rest Of The Market
Business Insider - Thomson Reuters has been giving elite traders a 2 second advantage on the bi-monthly Consumer Confidence index, a key number for traders. In the past few days, that revelation has angered a lot of people on Wall Street.

Rotting, Decaying And Bankrupt – If You Want To See The Future Of America Just Look At Detroit
Economic Collapse - Eventually the money runs out. Much of America was shocked when the city of Detroit defaulted on a $39.7 million debt payment and announced that it was suspending payments on $2.5 billion of unsecured debt, but those who visit my site on a regular basis were probably not too surprised.

The era of cheap food may be over
Guardian - The last decade saw the end of cheap oil, the magic growth ingredient for the global economy after the second world war. This summer's increase in maize, wheat and soya bean prices – the third spike in the past five years – suggests the era of cheap food is also over.

Veteran News

VIDEO: Veterans claim V.A. is 'gutting' research

VIDEO: More trouble for the Department of Veterans Affairs

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Two killed, half-million left with no power by Mid-Atlantic storms
RT - Almost 500,000 US homes and business were without power on Friday after a series of severe storms ripped through the Mid-Atlantic, downing trees and power lines. One woman was fatally struck by lightning and a 4-year-old was killed by an uprooted tree.

Fish on Prozac become angry, aggressive and KILL their mates, new study finds
Daily Mail - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers pharmaceuticals an 'emerging concern,' and that chemicals from prescription drugs may pose risks to wildlife and humans, but there are no federal regulations in place as yet.


5 Awesome Spices to Cook With for a Healthier Life
Natural Society - Many of the spices we use to make our plates a gustatory and olfactory delight are also very beneficial to our bodies, too. Here are 5 awesome spices you should be cooking with all the time.

Coconut Oil Is The Superfood of All Oils - The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength.

Mint Scent Boosts Cognition, Improves Problem Solving and Memory
Natural Society - Once ingested, or even smelled, peppermint can have profound brain health benefits. Researchers found that the scent of peppermint can improve cognitive functions including reasoning, problem solving, concept formation, judgment, attention span, and even memory.

Top ten healthy reasons to eat chocolate
(NaturalNews) Good news for all you chocolate lovers out there, new research has found this divine food has even more health boosting advantages than previously recognized. Not only does it enhance both cardiovascular and mental well-being, but it also lowers body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance. However, before consuming chocolate with wild abandon, it's important to discern between the different varieties - and choose only superfood grades for ultimate benefit.

Understanding thyroid disorders and how to treat them naturally
(NaturalNews) Perhaps one of the most misunderstood of all the body's systems, your thyroid - a gland that is located in front of your neck - is also one of the most important among them, for it controls or supports a wide range of functions. Consequently, thyroid disorders can be extremely debilitating.

B vitamins slow progression of Alzheimer's: Study
(NaturalNews) Large daily doses of B vitamins may protect vulnerable populations from the brain shrinkage and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in May.

Consuming certain beverages will dehydrate the entire body
(NaturalNews) Beverages like coffee, soda and tea also typically contain caffeine. Caffeine is quite well known as a diuretic, which tends to pull water from the tissues of the body and sends it "express" through and out of the body, continuing the chronic body dehydration.... The average person loses about 90 ounces of water daily. Thus, the value to one's health of consuming half of their body weight in ounces of pure water daily is infinite. Here are just a few...

Science & Technology

NSA’s Keith Alexander seeks cyber shield for companies
Politico - Gen. Keith Alexander has petitioned Capitol Hill for months to give Internet service providers and other firms new cover from lawsuits when they rely on government data to thwart emerging cyberthreats.

Tech expert urges Americans to 'quit Google, Facebook' over NSA surveillance revelations
(NaturalNews) In light of revelations that the federal government's massive spy apparatus has been unleashed on its own citizens, some tech experts are now advising users of social media and other Internet-based sites that have helped Uncle Sam pry into your life to stop using them altogether.

7 Powerful Ways to Maintain Your Privacy and Integrity Online
Activist Post - Always remember, you are being recorded and monitored regardless of whether you have done anything wrong or not. This includes your emails, Internet activity, searches, banking activity, passwords, etc. Basically everything to build a complete profile about who you are, how you think, how you live, etc.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

40 Tips to Boost Garden Yields
Mother Earth News - The best way to keep top-quality, organically grown produce on your table year-round is to grow as much as you can, and preserve plenty to eat for when your garden isn’t producing. To help your garden reach its potential, you can implement many creative growing and preserving strategies. Here are 40 ways to save time and money while growing even more great-tasting organic food.

Exposed: Pesticide Industry to Receive Pollution Privileges in Farm Bill H.R. 1947 - CropLife America is a lobbying group for the giant chemical producers like Monsanto and DuPont. From 2011-2012 CropLife America has spent $4,929,594.00 lobbying on behalf of companies that think it is just fine to spray pesticides over waterways.

June 14, 2013 - Friday - Today in History:  Flag Day and Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army
1775 - The Continental Army was founded by the Second Continental Congress for purposes of common defense. This event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army. On June 15, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief.
1777 - The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes" as the national flag of the United States. The Flag Resolution stated "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
1841 - The first Canadian parliament opened in Kingston.
1846 - A group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California.
1893 - Philadelphia observed the first Flag Day.
1900 - Hawaii became a U.S. territory.
1917 - General John Pershing arrived in Paris during World War I.
1919 - The first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight began. Captain John Alcot and Lt. Arthur Brown flew from Newfoundland to Ireland.
1922 - Warren G. Harding became the first U.S. president to be heard on radio. The event was the dedication of the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry.
1927 - Nicaraguan President Adolfo Diaz signed a treaty with the U.S. allowing American intervention in his country.
1932 - U.S. Representative Edward Eslick died on the floor of the House of Representatives while pleading for the passage of the bonus bill.
1940 - The Nazis opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland.
1940 - German troops entered Paris. As Paris became occupied loud speakers announced the implementation of a curfew being imposed for 8 p.m.
1943 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schoolchildren could not be made to salute the U.S. flag if doing so conflicted with their religious beliefs.
1944 - Sixty U.S. B-29 Superfortress' attacked an iron and steel works factory on Honshu Island. It was the first U.S. raid against mainland Japan.
1945 - Burma was liberated by Britain.
1949 - The state of Vietnam was formed.
1952 - The Nautilus was dedicated. It was the first nuclear powered submarine.
1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
1954 - Americans took part in the first nation-wide civil defense test against atomic attack.
1965 - A military triumvirate took control in Saigon, South Vietnam.
1982 - Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the Falkland Islands.
1989 - Former U.S. President Reagan received an honorary knighthood from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld police checkpoints that are used to examine drivers for signs of intoxication.
1992 - The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship beating the Portland Trailblazers.
1995 - Chechen rebels took 2,000 people hostage in a hospital in Russia.
1996 - The FBI released that the White House had done bureau background reports on at least 408 people without justification.

World News

US decides to keep fighters in Jordan
Press TV - The United States has decided to keep F-16 fighter jets and Patriot anti-missile weapons in Jordan after ending a joint military drill there this month.

Russia slams ‘fabricated’ info on Syria
Press TV - A senior Russian lawmaker says information on the use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces against militants is ‘fabricated.’

YouTube: Iran votes for new president amid Ahmadinejad's controversial legacy
RT - Iran is going to the polls to choose the successor of president Ahmadinejad, who is winding up his maximum eight year term at the top job....

No result after talks on Turkey protests
Press TV - Negotiations between Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the representatives of anti-government protesters have ended without a clear result.

S Africa punishes troops over UN mission
Press TV - Ninety-three South African soldiers have been disciplined for offenses committed while deployed in a United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

'Afghan forces kill 50 Taliban militants'
Press TV - Afghan forces backed by US-led foreign troops have killed 50 Taliban militants and injured many others during cleanup operations across the war-ravaged country over the past 24 hours... The statement, however, did not mention whether there were any casualties on the side of Afghan or foreign forces.

‘S Africa to return Gaddafi-linked assets’
Press TV - South Africa has reached an agreement with Libya to return more than 1 billion US dollars in assets stashed in the country by former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

‘Harmful for children’: Turkish TV channels fined for live coverage of protests
RT - Turkey’s TV watchdog fined four TV channels over their live coverage of the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, citing that the broadcasts were "harming the physical, moral and mental development of children and young people."

Turkish PM, protest leaders hold talks
Press TV - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has entered into emergency talks with representatives of anti-government protesters after they rebuffed his ultimatum to leave Gezi Park in central Istanbul.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama Admin Considers Resettling Thousands of Syrian Refugees in U.S.
Breitbart - The Obama administration is considering resettling thousands of refugees who left Syria during the country's ongoing civil war to multiple towns and cities across the United States, the L.A. Times reports.

Is Obama Starting A War With Syria Just To Distract Us From All The Scandals?
Economic Collapse - Well, isn’t that convenient? At the moment when the Obama administration is feeling more heat then ever before, it starts another war. Suddenly everyone in the mainstream media is talking all about Syria and not about the IRS scandal, Benghazi,NSA snooping or any of the other political scandals that have popped up in recent weeks.

With Scandals Raging At Home, Obama (Conveniently) Discovers Chemical Weapons Use in Syria - Barely a week after President Obama announced the ascendance of the left-neocon, humanitarian interventionist cultists Susan Rice and Samantha Power to the top of his foreign policy team, and in a time of choking scandal, alas a light at the end of the tunnel has appeared for the Obama regime: his old friend war!

Maine House Crushingly Supports GMO Labeling: 141 to 4 Vote
Natural Society - The state of Maine House has voted to pass a bill called LD 718 that would require all genetically modified food products to carry a label describing them as such. “Produced with Genetic Engineering” is the key phrase that is being used.

VIDEO: Monsanto Video Revolt: Massive Grassroots Campaign Launched Against GMOs, Monsanto
Natural Society - Following the great success of campaigns like March Against Monsanto, the new Monsanto Video Revolt brings the online revolution against Monsanto to life by enabling powerful activism on and before July 24th, 2013.

Obama ‘Strongly Objects’ to Religious Liberty Amendment
Fox News - The Obama Administration “strongly objects” to a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act on Wednesday that would have protected the religious rights of soldiers – including evangelical Christian service members who are facing growing hostility towards their religion.

Reality Check: Process for Government Assassination Of U.S. Citizens
Liberty Crier - Can the office of the President play the role of judge, jury and executioner when it comes to terror suspects, even U.S. Citizens? A leaked Justice Department memo asserts that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are suspected to be senior operational leaders of Al Quaeda.

Memo: State Department Hired Agents with Criminal Records
Breitbart - And now we have a third scandal emanating from Hillary Clinton's State Department. A shocking memo obtained by the New York Post says that the State Department hired an "alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process."

VIDEO: Ben Swann Naming Names In IRS Scandal On Hannity
Liberty Crier - Claims that IRS targeting of conservative groups were conducted by a small number of rogue agents are falling apart. Ben Swann reveals that none of the six agents involved in the scandal have the same manager. The only person linked to all of the agents is Cindy Thomas, the program manager of the tax exempt organizations division and the highest ranking official in the Cincinnati division.

IRS Cancels Order for Spying Equipment
CNS News - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has cancelled its purchase order for surveillance equipment, which had included coffee trays with hidden cameras and cameras that could be hidden in plants.... Neither the IRS press office nor the IRS procurement office responded to inquiries from asking why the purchase order was cancelled.

IG: IRS Employees Abused Charge Cards and Wrote Bad Checks
CNS News - The report said that during the two years in question agency employees sent Citibank a total of 325 bad checks written on personal accounts that had insufficient funds to cover them, that agency officials with top-secret security clearances had their charge accounts suspended for failure to pay the balances, and that the IRS had a tendency of being “overly lenient” in disciplining those who misused the cards.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Obama Justice Department Silent On NY Cops Violating Fourth Amendment
Kurt Nimmo - On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder filed a Justice Department brief in a class-action lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s policy of violating the Fourth Amendment with its controversial stop-and-frisk program.

Complaint Challenges Constitutionality of Florida Prescription Drug Database - Florida’s prescription drug monitoring database program violates the state’s constitution, invades the privacy of residents and subjects them to unreasonable searches, according to an amended complaint filed Wednesday in circuit court in Volusia County.

House Committee Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban
Breitbart - The House is girding for another wrenching debate on abortion after a House panel on Wednesday approved legislation that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.

Former Tea Party Governor Makes Possession of Bong a Felony
Kurt Nimmo - It’s another sign that the Tea Party meme is an excuse to institute more statist coercion. Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed legislation that will make possession of a pipe a third degree felony beginning July 1. A third degree felony in Florida could result in a five year prison term, a loss of the right to vote (for career politicos like Scott), and a lifelong criminal stigma.

Crimes Against Humanity: How Monsanto is Turning a Hawaiian Island into a Petri Dish Complete with Human Lab Rats
Activist Post - With the arrival of Monsanto’s test fields, the beautiful island has become a laboratory and the islanders are being treated as the lab rats.... 1850 acres of the island has been planted with Monsanto’s Bt corn. Workers wear head to toe protective gear during spraying, including respirators. Nearby residents, however, are not provided with such equipment and have no option but to breathe in the toxic dust that comes from the fields.


Feds to Grab $130B in ObamaCare Fines
Breitbart - The federal government is set to pick up $130 billion in penalties over the next decade from companies once Obamacare kicks in, according to estimates provided by the government. Those penalties will land on companies that either don’t provide employees health insurance or what the government considers to be “inadequate” health insurance.

Energy & Environment

US Nuclear MOX Facility – A Radioactive Waste of Money - The federal government should stop building a pointless $7.7 billion facility to convert plutonium into fuel for nuclear reactors. Can a single example illustrate why the federal budget is so hard to get under control? A somewhat obscure nuclear processing plant on the Savannah River in South Carolina might do the trick.

“No immediate threat to public” — Major explosion, fire at Louisiana chemical plant
ENENews - WAFB, June 13, 2013 at 1:19p ET: Officials with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reports that 33 people were injured in a Thursday morning plant explosion in Geismar, La.

VIDEO: Black Forest fire prompts more evacuations, fears of spreading - Shifting winds whipped flames through the winding roads and hills of Black Forest on Wednesday, forcing new evacuations and sending a plume of thick smoke across the Front Range.


Vitamin C can kill every virus known to mankind
(NaturalNews) If you suffer from fatigue, muscle weakness, achy joints and muscles, bleeding gums or leg rashes - you could be vitamin C deficient. Everything from the common cold to cancer can't resist the healing power of vitamin C. In fact, there is not a known virus that can survive in the presence of this essential antioxidant.

Guys: raise your testosterone levels naturally by eating more pumpkin seeds
(NaturalNews) Rich in vitamins E, C, D, K, and B, pumpkin seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition capable of supplying men with high doses of the substances they need to maintain optimal health. Pumpkin seeds are also loaded with calcium, potassium, copper, niacin, phosphorus, manganese, iron, and zinc, the latter of which is absolutely vital for healthy sperm production. Zinc is also crucial for healthy prostate maintenance, a lack of which can lead to an enlarged prostate and impotence.

Improve your athletic performance naturally with beets: Research
(NaturalNews) Beet juice is naturally high in nitrate (NO3), which the body uses to make both nitrite (NO2) and nitric oxide. Nitrite is known to protect the blood vessels from injury, while nitric acid expands blood vessels and therefore increases the flow of oxygen to the cells. This, in turn, increases both the power available to the muscles and the length of time that the muscles can exercise without tiring.

Sanity prevails: US Supreme Court rules that human genes are not eligible for patent protection
(NaturalNews) The ruling invalidates the thousands of patents that have already been granted on human genes, including the patent by Myriad Genetics on the BRCA breast cancer genes which the company says no one else can research or even detect without paying it a royalty. Click here to read the complete ruling.

BREAKING: Glyphosate (Roundup) Carcinogenic In the PARTS PER TRILLION Range
Green Med Info - An alarming new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, is estrogenic and drives breast cancer cell proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range. Does this help explain the massive mammary tumors that the only long term animal feeding study on Roundup and GM corn ever performed recently found?

Science & Technology

VIDEO: NSA revelations only 'the tip of the iceberg,' says Dem lawmaker
The Hil - Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) said lawmakers learned "significantly more" about the spy programs at the National Security Agency (NSA) during a briefing on Tuesday with counterterrorism officials. "What we learned in there," Sanchez said, "is significantly more than what is out in the media today."

US firms in bed with intelligence agencies in info swap - report
RT - Thousands of US tech, finance, and manufacturing firms have secret agreements with national security agencies to trade sensitive information in return for classified intelligence, Bloomberg’s sources revealed.

YouTube: Glenn Greenwald To Anderson Cooper: Peter King, Others Targeting Me For 'Crime Of Doing Journalism'
Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald broke the NSA surveillance scandal wide open, and at least one member of Congress wants him arrested for it. Congressman Peter King has been very clear that he wants Greenwald prosecuted for the information he's revealed and for threatening to reveal the identities of CIA agents....

Pentagon Five-Year Cybersecurity Plan Seeks $23 Billion
Bloomberg - A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline calls for spending almost $23 billion through fiscal 2018, as efforts are expanded on initiatives from protecting computer networks to developing offensive capabilities.

Former DOJ Prosecutor Files $3 Billion Suit Against Obama, Holder, NSA, Verizon Over PRISMGate - The suit specifically alleges the defendants violated the 1st, 4th, and 5th amendments of the US Constitution, and is an outrageous breach of privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and the due process rights of American citizens. Any Verizon Communications customer is welcome to join the $3 billion class action suit.

VIDEO: Bank Robbery Suspect Wants NSA Surveillance Records for Defense
Breitbart - Terrance Brown, 40, is on trial in South Florida for allegedly conspiring with four other men to hijack armored trucks delivering cash to banks in 2010. All have pleaded not guilty. But now Brown has come up with a unique defense: he wants the National Security Agency to turn over his phone records to the court to demonstrate his innocence.

New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments
CBS News - Called the Internet Protection Act (A.8688/S.6779), the legislation would require a web site administrator to pull down anonymous comments from sites, including "social networks, blogs forums, message boards or any other discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages."

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Your 6-Step Organic Lawn Plan
Organic Gardening - Follow these simple steps for a beautiful, pesticide-free lawn.

7 Simple Ways To Help Honey Bees - The bad news is that our honey bees are dying. U.S. bee keepers lost a shocking 31% of their hives this winter, as they have for the past seven years in a row... The good news is that there are a number of easy (even enjoyable) ways YOU can help honey bees to survive and, hopefully, to thrive.

Pet News

Adios to hunger, Bienvenidos a Love for Seven Rescued dogs from Mexico! - Some tireless true-hearted ladies in Ensenada have been working over hundreds of miles to help rescue young and small dogs in Mexico who find themselves homeless, starving, and in many cases injured from abuse and serious neglect.

June 13, 2013 - Thursday - Today in History:
1777 - The Marquis de Lafayette arrived in the American colonies to help with their rebellion against the British.
1866 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress. It was ratified on July 9, 1868. 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.
1888 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Labor.
1898 - The Canadian Yukon Territory was organized.
1920 - The U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post.
1927 - Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
1927 - For the first time, an American Flag was displayed from the right hand of the Statue of Liberty.
1940 - Paris was evacuated before the German advance on the city.
1943 - German spies landed on Long Island, New York. They were soon captured.
1944 - Germany launched 10 of its new V1 rockets against Britain from a position near the Channel coast. Of the 10 rockets only 5 landed in Britain and only one managed to kill (6 people in London).
1951 - U.N. troops seized Pyongyang, North Korea.
1966 - The landmark "Miranda vs. Arizona" decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before being questioned by police.
1967 - Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1971 - The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers". The articles were a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.
1978 - Israelis withdrew the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.
1979 - Sioux Indians were awarded $105 million in compensation for the U.S. seizure in 1877 of their Black Hills in South Dakota.
1983 - The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system. It was launched in March 1972. The first up-close images of the planet Jupiter were provided by Pioneer 10.
1994 - A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found Exxon Corp. and Captain Joseph Hazelwood to be reckless in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
1995 - France announced that they would conduct eight more nuclear tests in the South Pacific.
2000 - In Pyongyang, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il welcomed South Korea's President Kim Dae for a three-day summit. It was the first such meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea.

World News

US committed to aid Syria rebels: Kerry
Press Tv - US secretary of State John Kerry has again vowed American “commitment” to aid foreign-backed insurgents in Syria following their “disastrous” recent defeats at the hands of the Syrian Army.

UN: 93,000 killed in Syrian conflict
AP - The United Nations' human rights office said Thursday that almost 93,000 people have been confirmed killed in the Syrian conflict, but the real number is likely to be far higher.

Western Backed Death Squads Publicly Execute Boy in Syria
Activist Post - In yet one more in a long list of savage acts, Syrian “rebels” (more accurately labeled “death squads”) have publicly executed a 15-year-old boy in front of his parents and his siblings for allegedly “blaspheming” the prophet Mohammed.

Euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament; doctors to mass-euthanize children and Alzheimer's patients
NaturalNews) Currently, Belgian law limits euthanasia to persons 18 and older, but with the rise of autistic children thanks to biopesticides, GMOs and vaccines, nations are increasingly trying to figure out what to do with all these children who have been permanently damaged by the medical and biotech industries.

Australia to unleash genetically modified wheat
(NaturalNews) In a report entitled No Appetite for Australian GM Wheat, the Safe Food Foundation (SFF), Gene Ethics, FOODwatch and several other prominent environmental and human rights advocacy groups explain how Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulatory (OGTR) has issued licenses throughout the country permitting GM wheat field trials, a move that has already led to the contamination of organic and non-GMO wheat fields.

Al-Qaeda linked terrorists in Mali may possess surface-to-air missiles
RT - An Al-Qaeda missile manual found in Mali suggests jihadists in the region may possess the SA-7 surface-to-air missiles, capable of taking down commercial aircraft, AP reports. The arms are suspected to have been looted from Libya during the recent war.

Taliban claim to shoot down US copter
Press TV - Taliban militants claim their fighters have shot down a helicopter belonging to the US-led forces in Oruzgan Province of Afghanistan.

VIDEO: Erdogan: Protest 'will be over in 24 hours'
RT - The Turkish Prime Minister says protests at Taksim Square and Gezi Park 'will be over in 24 hours.' This comes hours after Tayyip Erdogan met a group of activists, in an attempt to start dialog, and vowed to put an end to the gatherings.

Worst cuts in wages for UK workers in ‘deepest recession since WWII’, IFS shows
RT - The UK has been going through its deepest recession since World War II, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies claims. Workers experienced unprecedented pay cuts of 6 per cent over the last five years since the Global Financial Crisis began in 2008.

Greece shuts down state broadcaster
Press TV - Greek government has shut down the country’s state TV and radio in an unexpected move as the debt-stricken country seeks to meet its debt bailout requirements.
* Related Article: Greece unions, parties call for strike

Monsanto's GMO Soybeans Found Illegally Growing in Belize
Green Med Info - A press release issued by the Government of Belize on June 7, 2013 announced that GMO soybeans had been found growing in Northern Belize, though it is currently illegal to import GMO seeds into Belize. This announcement ironically follows a recent month-long educational campaign designed to inform Belizeans about the many dangers of GMOs.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Jeff Duncan questions IRS rifle usage
Politico - While Duncan acknowledges that the IRS has an enforcement division, he questions if that level of firepower is appropriate when they could coordinate operations with other agencies, like the FBI, especially in a time of austerity.

New York City becomes 'gun control' murder hub as 25 people shot in just two days
(NaturalNews) Gun violence is completely out of control in New York City, where strict gun control provisions just so happen to bar law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms for their own protection and that of those around them.

YouTube: Within 24 Hours, Glenn Beck Will Break News That Will Take Down The Entire Power structure
Glenn Beck says that within 24 hours, his network will break news from a whistleblower that is going to take down the entire power structure.
* Related Article: Within 24 Hours, Glenn Beck Will Break News That Will Rock the Nation and Take Down The Entire Power Structure

Manning's defense attacks Army's assertion he collaborated with Assange to reveal US secrets
Press TV - On the sixth day of American whistleblower Bradley Manning’s trial, defense lawyers are trying to avert charges that he started sending classified data to WikiLeaks within weeks of starting work as an intelligence analyst in Iraq back in 2009. An army computer crimes investigator testified Wednesday that he could not find any evidence of the “Most Wanted Leaks of 2009” on Manning’s personal computer.

VIDEO: 9 Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Smacked with Class-Action Lawsuit Today
Daily Caller - Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are looking into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service seized 60 million medical records from a California health care provider.

DHS Wants Equipment For “Riot Control Situations”
Paul Joseph Watson - A June 10 solicitation posted on the FedBizOpps website seeks to outfit officers working for the DHS’ Federal Protective Service, which is primarily used to guard government buildings but has also been used to spy on protesters.

Maryland Sheriff Opposes State’s Gun Regulations
Cumberland Times-News - Garrett County Sheriff Robert Corley provided a resolution he claims protects citizens’ Second Amendment rights in regard to the Maryland Firearms Safety Act of 2013 for the county commissioners’ support during the commission meeting on Tuesday.

Energy & Environment

Federal government wants you to save the planet while you nuke your food
(NaturalNews) In an effort to "save the planet" the federal government is now aiming to make microwave ovens more efficient. The Department of Energy is finalizing new standards for microwaves, which will "prevent 38 million metric tons of carbon emissions," according to Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change.

Obama Quietly Raises 'Carbon Price' as Costs to Climate Increase
Bloomberg - Buried in a little-noticed rule on microwave ovens is a change in the U.S. government’s accounting for carbon emissions that could have wide-ranging implications for everything from power plants to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Multiple fires force evacuation of thousands in Colorado
NBC News - Wildfires fueled by hot, gusty winds were burning hundreds of acres and forcing evacuations Tuesday in three different parts of Colorado, a large part of which was under a red flag warning for extreme wildfire risk.


YouTube: GMO A Go Go!
An Animated (and Satiric) Short Film

Printable Postcards of BRANDS to BOYCOTT!
Please print, cut on dotted lines, and fold each card twice for two wallet-sized boycott guides

Boycott these Monsanto-pandering factory 'food' companies and help drive GMOs out of the food supply
(NaturalNews) If Americans are truly serious about making real progress in the fight against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), then we are going to have to take things to the next level by voting with our wallets, and boycotting every single factory food company that continues to secretly use GMOs in its products.

Elderberries make flu shots look like ridiculous poison cocktails
(NaturalNews) A real flu fighter isn't a cocktail shot in the arm; rather, a true flu fighter is a naturally antiviral, antibacterial, immune building powerhouse. One wonderful food medicine flourishing right among us is the elderberry.

Vitamin B3 fights superbug infections naturally: Study
(NaturalNews) As researchers continue the hunt for ways to stem the growing threat of the lethal superbug MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), one safe and easy remedy may be going overlooked: Vitamin B3, also known as niacin.

Chipotle becomes first US restaurant chain to voluntarily label GMOs
(NaturalNews) The recent decision by Whole Foods Market to label all genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) sold in its stores by the long-off date of 2018 looks silly and almost meaningless compared to the right-now policy of fresh food chain Chipotle, which is officially the first and only major U.S. food supplier to voluntarily label GMOs.

Got PMS? Psychiatry has a new mental diagnosis for you
(NaturalNews) According to psychiatry's newly revised diagnostic bible... women who show typical signs of PMS are diagnosable with a brand new mental illness.... To qualify for the illustrious mental disorder, you must experience at least five of the following symptoms during the final week before the onset of menses...

How Turmeric Reduces Oxidative Stress and Supports Your Brain and Heart
Prevent Disease - Curcumin has increasingly come under the scientific spotlight in recent years, with studies investigating its potential health benefits. It has even been found to outperform pharmaceuticals in preventing disease.

Attorney Refutes Dr. Offit's Vaccine Exemption Criticism
Green Med Info - Pediatrician and pro-vaccine advocate Dr. Paul Offit, who once said a child can safely receive 10,000 vaccines at once, has spoken out repeatedly against vaccine religious exemptions, implying that his opinion is more important than the fundamental moral tenets of a variety of world religions.

VIDEO: Corporations Own 20% Of Your Genes
Natural Society - The Supreme Court is set to make a landmark decision this month, a ruling that affects us all and will essentially determine ‘who owns’ the human genome. The case concerns the patenting of genes. Human genes. And though the issue is now front and center, it is far from new.

Love Nutella? Here's Why You Should Never Eat It And Opt For A Healthier Alternative Recipe
Prevent Disease - The scariest thing that people don't know about Nutella is that it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), also known as E621. It's cleverly hidden inside an artificial flavor called vanillin which is labeled on every Nutella jar.

Science & Technology

YouTube: How Spy Agency Contractors Have Already Abused Their Power
The Young Turks - "Could the sprawling surveillance state enable government or its legion of private contractors to abuse their technology and spy upon domestic political targets or judges This is not a far off possibility...."

Man Behind Leaks Is Still in Hong Kong
WSJ - Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former government contractor behind one of the biggest national-security leaks in U.S. history, has told a local newspaper he has no plans to leave Hong Kong and intends to challenge the U.S. government in the city's courts. Devlin Barrett reports.

Edward Snowden: US government has been hacking Hong Kong and China for years
South China Morning Post - In an exclusive interview carried out from a secret location in the city, the former Central Intelligence Agency analyst also made explosive claims that the US government had been hacking into computers in Hong Kong and on the mainland for years.

Feds hunted for Snowden in days before NSA programs went public
Reuters - U.S. government investigators began an urgent search for Edward Snowden several days before the first media reports were published on the government's secret surveillance programs, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: NSA Chief Denies Key Claim Made by PRISM Whistleblower, Claims Spying Has Disrupted Dozens of Terror Attacks - The director of the National Security Agency says surveillance programs have disrupted or helped disrupt dozens of terrorist attacks. NSA director Keith Alexander defended the programs at a Senate hearing on Wednesday and also called claims that the spy agency can tap into any Americans’ phone calls or emails “false.”

VIDEO: Justin Amash: Clapper Lied Under Oath and Should Resign - At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing back in March, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, “Does the NSA collect any type of data on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” “No, sir,” Clapper answered.

22 Nauseating Quotes From Hypocritical Establishment Politicians About The NSA Spying Scandal
Economic Collapse - Establishment Democrats and establishment Republicans both love the Big Brother surveillance grid that the U.S. government has constructed, and they are both making it abundantly clear that they will defend the NSA to the very end.

How Facebook is Altering Your Mind - Is it really altering your mind? Absolutely. Significantly. It is changing the physical structure of your brain’s neural network, which even changes how you feel about yourself and other people. And in ways that may surprise and enlighten you.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Fight GMO: 7 Easy Steps to Start Saving Your Own Seed - These simple tips for saving organic, non-GMO seed is a great way to participate in the resistance to the seed monopolies being established by Monsanto other agro-chemical companies. It is incumbent upon all of us to do our part in reclaiming the right to grow our own, unadulterated natural foods.


The Most Important Paper Product In Your Survival Kit - Books and other old-fashioned paper publications, such as magazines and pamphlets, could be your most important survival tools. The reason these items are so important is that they contain the most vital survival tool of all—information. A good library of books and other resources could be the key to survival.

June 12, 2013 - Wednesday - Today in History:
1665 - England installed a municipal government in New York. It was the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.
1812 - Napoleon's invasion of Russia began.
1898 - Philippine nationalists declared their independence from Spain.
1900 - The Reichstag approved a second law that would allow the expansion of the German navy.
1901 - Cuba agreed to become an American protectorate by accepting the Platt Amendment.
1918 - The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurred on World War I's Western Front in France.
1921 - U.S. President Warren Harding urged every young man to attend military training camp.
1926 - Brazil quit the League of Nations in protest over plans to admit Germany.
1935 - U.S. Senator Huey Long of Louisiana made the longest speech on Senate record. The speech took 15 1/2 hours and was filled by 150,000 words.
1937 - The Soviet Union executed eight army leaders under Joseph Stalin.
1939 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
1941 - In London, the Inter-Allied Declaration was signed. It was the first step towards the establishment of the United Nations.
1967 - State laws which prohibited interracial marriages were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1981 - Major league baseball players began a 49 day strike. The issue was free-agent compensation.
1985 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved $27 million in aid to the Nicaraguan contras.
1987 - U.S. President Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
1990 - The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declared its sovereignty.
1991 - Russians went to the election polls and elected Boris N. Yeltsin as the president of their republic.
1992 - In a letter to the U.S. Senate, Russian Boris Yeltsin stated that in the early 1950's the Soviet Union had shot down nine U.S. planes and held 12 American survivors.
1996 - In Philadelphia a panel of federal judges blocked a law against indecency on the internet. The panel said that the 1996 Communications Decency Act would infringe upon the free speech rights of adults.
1997 - The U.S. Treasury Department unveiled a new $50 bill meant to be more counterfeit-resistant.
2009 - In the U.S., The switch from analog TV transmission to digital was completed.

World News

VIDEO: Syrian army makes advances in Aleppo
Press TV - The Army campaign against foreign backed militants in the strategic city of Aleppo is considered one of the largest operations carried out by the Syrian government. The operation is conducted in the southern and northern countryside of the city with two different objectives.

US-led airstrike kills 10 in Afghanistan
Press TV - Local Afghan authorities say 10 Taliban militants planting bombs in the area were targeted in the attack carried out by US forces on Wednesday. Further details regarding the exact location of the attack have not yet been released.

YouTube: Netanyahu Says it's Anti-Semitism to Accuse Israel of War Crimes or Violating Human Rights - Shir Hever: At the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, the Israeli military and political leadership's attacks on critics reflects Israel's isolation and the strength of the boycott campaign.

The Rest Of The World Is Absolutely Disgusted With Our Big Brother Spying Methods
Economic Collapse - Outrage has been pouring in from all over the planet, and one member of the European Parliament is even comparing the NSA to the Stasi.

Rebels kill 60 Shia Muslims in Syria
Press TV - As many as 60 Shia Muslim residents of a Syrian village in east of the country have been massacred by foreign-sponsored militants.

VIDEO: Istanbul warzone: Thousands of protesters try to reclaim Taksim Square
RT - Riot police have fired volleys of tear gas as thousands of protesters are trying to reclaim Taksim after being forced out in fierce clashes with law enforcement. Three people have died so far, as thick smoke blankets the square.

S Korea calls off talks with North
Press TV - South Korea says high-level talks with the North have been called off after the two sides remained unable to agree on the composition of their delegations.

UN concerned over child soldiers in DRC
Press TV - The United Nation has expressed grave concern over the recruitment of child soldiers by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

EU to confront US over spy scandal
Press TV - The European Commission has called on US Attorney General Eric Holder to account for the country’s recent spying revelations that has also targeted the Europeans, a report says.

Dutch security service has received information via PRISM - Dutch security service AIVD has also received information on email and social media traffic via US spy system PRISM, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday. If the AIVD lists an American address as suspicious, it is supplied all the information within five minutes, a source told the paper. The source worked for the department which monitored potential Dutch Muslim extremists, the paper said.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Gun Control Alert
PPJ Gazette - The Gov of Nevada has set up a hotline asking whether or not he should veto a proposed gun control bill….he has opened it up to out of state callers since it would impact everyone… Mayor Bloomberg has asked his minions to call in supporting the legislation

Alabama Police Set Up Roadblocks Asking for Blood, DNA Samples - St. Clair and Bibb county authorities are confirming there were roadblocks at several locations in their counties Friday and Saturday asking for blood and DNA samples. However, the samples were voluntary and motorists were paid for them as part of a study, they said.

US cuts plans for Gitmo prosecutions
RT - The US is scaling back its Guantanamo prosecutions from 36 to 20 or less, admitting that it lacks the evidence to convict many of the detainees of international war crimes.

436 Federal Employees Had Insider Tip on $8 Billion Medicare Decision
Breitbart - At least 436 Department of Health and Human Services employees--and possibly more at the White House Office of Management and Budget--received advance notice of an $8 billion Medicare decision that sent private health insurers’ stocks soaring.

Plan B: Obama allows morning-after pill for under-17s
Guardian - The US justice department said in a letter on Monday that it planned to comply with a court's ruling to allow unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step and that it would withdraw its appeal on the matter.

Main Core: A List Of Millions Of Americans That Will Be Subject To Detention During Martial Law
Activist Post - As you will see below, there is actually a list that contains the names of at least 8 million Americans known as Main Core that the U.S. intelligence community has been compiling since the 1980s.

Second Colorado Democrat Facing Recall Over Gun Control
Liberty Crier - A second Colorado Democrat who is facing possible recall over gun control says she wouldn’t change her votes and has no plans to resign. Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo says she’ll fight for her seat and that most constituents support the measures she backed.

Attempt to expunge boy's suspension over pastry denied
Baltimore Sun - An attorney for the family of an Anne Arundel County second-grader suspended from school for nibbling a pastry into the shape of a gun said Monday that a top school official has denied the appeal to have the boy's record expunged.

Erin Brockovich's Mugshot Is Out And It's Shocking
Business Insider - Famous legal activist Erin Brockovich was arrested on Friday in Las Vegas for drunk boating. TMZ broke the story today of how Brockovich was caught trying to dock her boat at Lake Mead while she had a blood-alcohol content of almost twice the legal limit of .08.


JP Morgan Customer Gold Inventory Falls 61% Overnight! - That’s 6.7 metric tonnes of gold taken off of JP Morgan’s inventory. As you can see in the chart below, there are only 136,380 oz of gold left in Morgan’s Customer inventory. Basically, JP Morgan has a little more than 4 metric tonnes of gold left in its Eligible or Customer inventory.

IRS tracks your digital footprint
MSN Money - The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year -- it's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records, as it expands its search for tax cheats to places it's never gone before.

North Carolina House of Representatives Approves Largest Tax Cut in State History - House-passed bill would make North Carolina tax code more competitive with neighboring states.... If the bill passes the senate, North Carolina would jump from having the 44th to the 19th best business tax climate in the nation.

Detroit pension funds adviser to pay $3.1 million to settle SEC case - A Florida businessman has agreed to pay nearly $3.1 million to settle claims that he secretly stole millions of dollars from a City of Detroit pension fund to buy two shopping malls in California, according to a court filing today by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Energy & Environment

Austin Leads Agenda 21 Adoption with Smart Grid, International Codes
Activist Post - The entire service area for Austin has been smart metered, without regard to national outcry over the negative health effects.... The city’s water is in the process of being smart metered, too. The Citizens Water Conservation Implementation Task Force filed the report “Water Conservation 2020: Strategic Recommendations” with Austin’s City Council in 2010, calling for a smart meter program with “real-time” water use data.

Dust Bowl Conditions Are Literally Returning To The Western Half Of The United States
Activist Post - Three years of severe drought has turned the soil of much of the western United States into a fine powder that the wind can easily pick up. As a result, we are seeing “apocalyptic” dust storms unlike anything the region has seen since the days of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

Missouri sinkhole area called 'very dangerous' to public - Cape Girardeau's public works director Tim Gramling said two sinkholes on South Sprigg Street, near LaCroix Creek, continue to grow. A sinkhole in the creek is causing water to flood into the nearby Buzzi Unicem quarry.


Turmeric protects against alcohol-induced brain damage
(NaturalNews) A recent study in India seems to have given a remedy for brain damage from chronic heavy alcohol consumers. Not that it should be an alcoholic's cover, but perhaps curcumin from turmeric would provide a recovery from brain damage after a period of heavy alcohol consumption.

Five natural pain-relieving alternatives to aspirin and NSAIDS that work fast
(NaturalNews) Over the counter pain remedies such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen have been the go-to choices for killing pain and/or inflammation fast. But they have their vast array of side effects.

GMO feed turns pig stomachs to mush! Shocking photos reveal severe damage caused by GM soy and corn
(NaturalNews) If you have stomach problems or gastrointestinal problems, a new study led by Dr. Judy Carman may help explain why: pigs fed a diet of genetically engineered soy and corn showed a 267% increase in severe stomach inflammation compared to those fed non-GMO diets.

A critical look at three popular alternate cancer cures: Oxygen, high pH and baking soda/molasses
(NaturalNews) The internet abounds with advice about three popular alternate cancer cures: Oxygen, highly alkaline pH and the combination of baking soda and molasses.

Meat scrap leftovers now being reprocessed into ice cream: The dismal future of food
(NaturalNews) There appears to be no limit to how far the processed food industry will go to maximize its profits, even if it means reprocessing animal meat waste and adding it to completely unrelated foods like ice cream.

Why the NIH Uses Bogus Study to Malign Ginkgo Biloba
Gaia Health - A new NIH study proclaiming that Ginkgo biloba causes cancer is so absurd you must wonder if they produced it with a straight face. More important, though, is why—and the reason is truly frightening. It’s part of a system determined to steal all natural health methods and hand them to Big Pharma & Big Medicine for profits.

Yet Another Perversion: Del Monte's GMO Pineapple Approved in the U.S.
Truth Farmer - According to the website, The Packer, Del Monte submitted its requests for approval from the USDA’s APHIS division (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) in July of 2012, and the agency quietly gave its approval of Rosé in January of this year, but a formal public response was only made in late April.

How Free of Gluten are "Glutenfree" Labeled Products Really?
Green Med Info - A "glutenfree" label may not indicate a product free of gluten. Learn about questionable standards and gluten loads of glutenfree labeled products.

USDA Says to Label ‘Machine Tenderized’ Meat, But NOT GMOs
Natural Society - In the twisted world of food safety and the federal government’s seemingly-random concern for public health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed a rule requiring mechanically tenderized meat be labeled as such and even include specific cooking instructions.

Cannabis Provides Dramatic Benefit for Chronic Diseases in Recent Study
Natural Society - In a recent study, cannabis provided dramatic relief to those suffering from chronic ailments and reduced drug intake by 1.7 medications per day.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: Ron Paul: I’m worried that the government might kill Edward Snowden with a drone - "We live in a bad time where American citizens don't even have rights and that they can be killed," Paul continued. "But the gentleman is trying to tell the truth about what's going on, he is not defecting, there's no signs of that happening. It's a shame we're in an age where people who tell the truth about what the government is doing gets into trouble."

After a closed-door briefing of the House of Representatives, lawmakers call for a review of the Patriot Act
Guardian - Anger was mounting in Congress on Tuesday night as politicians, briefed for the first time after revelations about the government's surveillance dragnet, vowed to rein in a system that one said amounted to "spying on Americans".

NSA to continue global surveillance program
RT - Quoting a senior intelligence official speaking on condition of anonymity, AP reported Tuesday that there are no plans to scrap the surveillance programs. Despite outrage from US citizens and persons abroad mortified by the revelations, the NSA operations are likely to “continue to receive widespread if cautious support within Congress,” the official told the AP.

Anonymous infiltrates PRISM... Hacks Obama's Skype account... Leaks more NSA documents... - Anonymous hackers claimed to have infiltrated PRISM’s network infrastructure after gaining access to the graphical user interface which was intended only for use by federal agents in cases of terrorism.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Government Massive Phone Record Grab - Judge Andrew Napolitano - Cavuto
Fox News June 11, 2013.

YouTube: Ron Paul Blasts NSA Defenders On Piers Morgan: 'You're Justifying Dictatorship!'
"To all of you who defend this nonsense, what should the penalty be for those who destroy the constitution?" - Ron Paul

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano To Shep Smith: NSA Leaker An ‘American Hero’ Who Exposed ‘Extraordinary Violations’ - Appearing on Fox’s Studio B this afternoon, senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano gave a frank assessment of NSA leaker Edward Snowden as “an American hero” who went great lengths to expose “extraordinary violations” of fundamental American values within the government.

The big flip-off: Company doesn't give feds data
World Net Daily - WND reported in 2010 when Katherine Albrecht, a Harvard-trained privacy expert who helped develop StartPage, warned, “It would blow people’s minds if they knew how much information the big search engines have on the American public. In fact, their dossiers are so detailed they would probably be the envy of the KGB.”

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Facebook Censors Photos of Children Protesting Monsanto as ‘Abusive’
Natural Society - Apparently posting photos against Monsanto online is sometimes met with the ban hammer, specifically if they have to do with children. But what highly abusive photo did she post? As you can see below, Andrea posted a photo of her children holding up anti-Monsanto signs at the Houston March Against Monsanto rally...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Late and lame, farm bill finally clears Senate - Here’s what changes actually made it into the bill: The Senate cut $41 billion in direct payments to farmers, but added a lot of that back in the form of crop insurance and disaster relief. Senators reduced the money for food stamps by $4 billion and cut conservation programs by $3.5 billion.

Monsanto secures victory over organic farmers
RT - The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled this week that an earlier ruling favoring Monsanto would stay intact, despite mounting concerns voiced by farmers and agriculturists bothered by the biotech company’s reputation for litigation.

June 11, 2013 - Tuesday - Today in History:
1776 - In America, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain.
1798 - Napoleon Bonaparte took the island of Malta.
1915 - British troops took Cameroon in Africa.
1927 - Charles A. Lindberg was presented the first Distinguished Flying Cross.
1936 - The Presbyterian Church of America was formed in Philadelphia, PA.
1937 - Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a purge of Red Army generals.
1940 - The Italian Air Force bombed the British fortress at Malta in the Mediterranean.
1942 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union signed a lend lease agreement to aid the Soviets in their effort in World War II.
1943 - During World War II, the Italian island of Pantelleria surrendered after a heavy air bombardment.
1947 - The U.S. government announced an end to sugar rationing.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
1963 - Alabama Gov. George Wallace allowed two black students to enroll at the University of Alabama.
1967 - Israel and Syria accepted a U.N. cease-fire. 1972 - Hank Aaron tied the National League record for 14 grand-slam home runs in a career.
1987 - Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office.
1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that would prohibit the desecration of the American Flag.
1991 - Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted. The eruption of ash and gas could be seen for more than 60 miles.
1993 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people who commit "hate crimes" could be sentenced to extra punishment. The court also ruled in favor of religious groups saying that they indeed had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals during worship services.
1998 - Mitsubishi of America agreed to pay $34 million to end the largest sexual harassment case filed by the U.S. government. The federal lawsuit claimed that hundreds of women at a plant in Normal, IL, had endured groping and crude jokes from male workers.
1998 - Pakistan announced moratorium on nuclear testing and offered to talk with India over disputed Kashmir.

World News

Syria militants’ rockets hit Lebanon
Press TV - A barrage of rockets fired by foreign-backed militants in Syria has hit the northeastern Lebanese town of Hermel in Bekaa Valley.

14 killed in bomb attacks in Damascus
Press TV - At least 14 people have been killed in two bomb attacks that struck near a police station in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Russia ready to consider asylum for NSA whistleblower Snowden
RT - Russia is willing to consider granting political asylum for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who blew the lid on the US PRISM program, Russian media reported. Snowden dropped out of sight Monday after he was last seen checking out of a Hong Kong hotel.

That hissing noise out of Greece could mean trouble for the euro zone -The Greek Composite index GR:GD -4.70% , which has been slowly sliding south since mid-last month, dropped nearly 5% on Monday after the Greek government failed to attract any binding bids for Depa, the state-owned gas company.

New violence surge across Iraq kills at least 70
RT - A wave of attacks across mostly Sunni areas of Iraq has claimed at least 70 lives, injuring more than 230. The resurgence comes after several days of calm. Amid failure to tackle political problems, there are renewed fears of a full-scale sectarian war.

Jordan wargames: Patriot batteries, F-16s and 4,500 US troops near Syrian border
RT - Multinational military exercise 'Eager Lion' has been launched in Jordan amid condemnation from neighboring Syria and its ally Russia. The US brings Patriot missile batteries to the Syrian border, which could remain deployed afterwards.

South African bodies call for Israel to be excluded from diamond processing over ‘war crimes’
RT - The coalition of organisations such as South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers, the country's largest trade union federation COSATU; South African Students Congress; the Coalition for a Free Palestine and BDS South Africa say that “billions of dollars' worth of diamonds exported via Israel are a major source of revenue for the Israeli military, which stands accused of war crimes."

US nuclear bombs stored in Netherlands
Press TV - Former Netherlands prime minister, Ruud Lubbers has noted that 22 US nuclear bombs are stored at an airbase on Dutch territory... The Dutch newspaper said the bombs are B61 nuclear weapons, which were developed in the US in 1960s, adding that they are about four times as powerful as the bombs used on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.

VIDEO: Bilderberg Delegate Speaks On Record
Steve Watson - Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, a former leading British ambassador to Afghanistan, now a leading executive at arms manufacturer BAE Systems, spoke on record to The Watford Observer today. Predictably, Cowper-Coles merely repeated the establishment media hoax that Bilderberg has no influence and is merely a “talking shop” or a golfing holiday.

Canada has program to eavesdrop on its citizens, too
Daily Caller - The program, like the one in the U.S., amasses huge amounts of telephone “metadata”: not the actual content of a call but instead the details of who called whom, the location of each party, and the duration of the call. Many have noted that on a large scale, metadata could paint pictures of entire social networks and patterns of communications.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: DHS Admits Boston Training Drill Involving Backpack Explosives Planned Months Before Marathon
Anthony Gucciardi - According to the DHS documents acquired by the Boston Globe, the agents were planning on conducting training exercises centered around a fictitious terrorist group called ‘Free America Citizens’, a group that would plant backpacks full of explosives around Boston that the detectives would be forced to track down.

Chicago police pass 3,000 mark in gun seizures
Stl. Louis | Department continues to lead the nation in the number of gun seizures so far this year.

VIDEO: Shorthanded Antioch Police Ask Mail Carriers, Garbage Collectors To Help Spot Crime
CBS SF - Employees of the local trash collector, Republic Services Inc., as well as U.S. Postal Service employees have been given tips on how to act as effective witnesses to crimes. The program, dubbed “We’re Looking Out For You” aims to add some experience eyeballs looking out for the city’s 105,000 residents.

U.S. government has given Afghan National Army more than $1 billion in ammo
Washington Free Beacon - The U.S. government has given the embattled Afghan National Army (ANA) more than $1 billion in taxpayer-funded ammunition, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s (SIGAR) latest oversight report.

IRS Buying Spying Equipment: Covert Cameras in Coffee Trays, Plants
CNS News - The IRS, currently in the midst of scandals involving the targeting of conservative groups and lavish taxpayer-funded conferences, is ordering surveillance equipment that includes hidden cameras in coffee trays, plants and clock radios.

IG Report: IRS Can’t Document All Expenses for $4.1 Million Conference
CNS News - A new report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) concerning a three-day, $4.1 million conference for Internal Revenue Service employees, shows that the IRS was not able to document all its expenses for the event including, for instance, receipts and W-2 wage and tax statements.

VIDEO: Ben Swann “Truth In Media Project” Kickstarter Trailer
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann launches his “Truth In Media Project” on Kickstarter. At the time of this posting $11,812 of a requested $1,250,000 has been raised.


Gold Falls to Lowest in More Than Two Weeks on Stimulus Outlook
Bloomberg - Gold declined to the lowest price in more than two weeks in London on speculation the Federal Reserve will curb stimulus as the U.S. economy strengthens. Palladium retreated from a two-month high.

VIDEO: Obama: 'We Don't Want to Tax All Businesses Out of Business'
CNS News - "We don't want to tax all businesses out of business," Obama said. "But we do think that there's a role to play for government."... Obama has made similar statements in the past. When speaking about implementing a cap and trade system when running for president in 2008, Obama said he would bankrupt coal power plants.

Booz Allen biggest 4-month stock fall after its employee Snowden leak
RT - Shares of a consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton have fallen 5%, after company employee Edward Snowden revealed the US National Security Agency (NSA) had access to personal data shared through internet.

Energy & Environment

South Haven nuclear plant leaks into control room — Bed of sand that tank was supposedly resting on “did not exist”
ENENews - It’s been more than a month since the Palisades Nuclear Plant near South Haven shutdown after an unexpected release of slightly radioactive water into Lake Michigan.... During repairs, the company realized the flooring beneath the tank was not built as drawings indicated. Specifically, a sand bed the tank was supposedly resting on did not exist.

VIDEO: The Purpose of Geoengineering and Chemtrails is Death
Activist Post - Urgent Alert: Throughout May of 2013, Southern California, home of 22 million people, received by far the most powerful daily aerosol attacks this writer has ever seen since learning of the Geoengineering issue in 2007. The sky remains whited-out and mountains ten miles away are barely visible due to toxic chemtrail fallout.


Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients
Activist Post - Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.'

Top superfoods for healthy weight loss
(NaturalNews) If you are still struggling with losing weight while craving the enjoyment of great tasting foods, you may be pleasantly surprised and encouraged by this article.

Latest research - Scientists discover correlation between GMOs and leukemia
(NaturalNews) As if there isn't enough reason to avoid genetically modified food, new research has discovered GMOs are linked with leukemia and anemia. The study found that Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) used in bioengineered seeds has a substantial adverse effect on blood cells and bone marrow cell proliferation. Even at the lowest dose, the effects were deemed virulent to proper cell health.

GMO Papayas (Papaw) Approved In US and Canada But Not Europe
Prevent Disease - Due to their high levels of vitamins and certain enzymes (papain) papayas have been considered a ''wonder fruit'', especially for the digestive tract. However, genetically modified (GM) papayas are o approved for cultivation in the US and for consumption in the US and Canada, but not Europe.

Products You Thought Were GMO-Safe - They’re everywhere! Is no one safe?! By they, I mean genetically modified organisms (GMOs). And by everywhere, I seriously mean everywhere. Another surprising place unlabeled ingredients are showing up is in your natural food and your vitamins and supplements.

Science & Technology

27 Edward Snowden Quotes About U.S. Government Spying That Should Send A Chill Up Your Spine
Economic Collapse - Most Americans never even try to make a difference because they do not believe that it will benefit them personally. Meanwhile, our society continues to fall apart all around us. Hopefully the great sacrifice that Edward Snowden has made will not be in vain.

Journalist on NSA leak case: More to be revealed
RT - There will be more ‘significant information’ exposed in the near future, AP cites the journalist who revealed classified US surveillance programs leaked by an American defense contractor.

National Whistleblower Center Issues Statement in Support of NSA Whistleblower - “Until Congress enacts a law, setting forth reasonable procedures by which civil servants can disclose national security violations to the American people, the government should not prosecute these whistleblowers. Congress and the President must do their jobs, and stop destroying the lives of civil servants who try to report misconduct”

VIDEO: Snooping Concerns Emerge Over Congressional Blackberries Serviced By Verizon
Breitbart - Congress is concerned that the NSA's actions may have also captured phone calls of lawmakers and their staffers. It should be noted that Verizon is one of the main service providers to government issued Blackberries members and their staff use to communicate with one another.

Edward Snowden gone from Hong Kong hotel, whereabouts unknown
LA Times - Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old contractor identified as the source of leaks about the U.S. electronic surveillance program, apparently checked out of his Hong Kong hotel at midday Monday, his destination and whereabouts unknown.

VIDEO: Iceland Considers Offering NSA Whistleblower Snowden Asylum
Kurt Nimmo - Edward Snowden, the Booz Allen Hamilton staffer with a top-secret security clearance who leaked details of NSA surveillance, is welcome to seek asylum in Iceland, according to lawmaker Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Smari McCarthy, executive director of the International Modern Media Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting whistleblowers.

YouTube: Judge Napolitano: What Will Happen to Edward Snowden?
Fox Business - June 10, 2013

YouTube: Betray Country, Bring Back Death Penalty for NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
Fox News strategic analyst Ralph Peters on Monday said that the man behind the biggest leak in the history of the National Security Agency (NSA) deserved to be executed for his crimes.

YouTube: Guardian Reporter Glenn Greenwald: We Have List of NSA Targets
XRepublicTV - Glenn Greenwald, the reporter at The Guardian who broke the story about NSA surveillance programs, discusses the information received from whistleblower Edward Snowden, saying the federal government is now trying to "scare the American people" to justify its "massive spying program."

The NSA Black Hole: 5 Basic Things We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Snooping
ProPublica - Last week saw revelations that the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting Americans’ phone records en masse and that the agencies have access to data from nine tech companies. But secrecy around the programs has meant even basic questions are still unanswered. Here’s what we still don’t know...

‘Operation Troll The NSA’ sets out to jam up the NSA’s scanners - Operation Troll The NSA is a website that is aiming to encourage as many people as possible to make a phone call or send an email at the same time, using a keywords-of-terror-filled script with the hopes of causing strain on the NSA’s surveillance programs.

VIDEO: Flashback: Ron Paul On The House Floor In 1984 Warning Us About The Coming Computer Surveillance State
Liberty Crier - Ron Paul talking about computer surveillance in 1984.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Ask Your Senators to Support Non-GMO Agriculture, Small Farmers & Food Freedom in Farm Bill - The U.S. Senate is currently debating the Farm Bill, S.954. Over 200 amendments are on the table, including #978 to repeal the “Monsanto Protection Act”. You can help us speak up for both farmers and consumers in this massive legislation.

Pet News

Learn the Truth about Pet Food Ingredients Part 3
Susan Thixton - Here is the third installment of our on-going project pet food ingredient definitions in consumer language. To read more ingredient definitions, Click Here for Part 1, Click Here for Part 2.

June 10, 2013 - Monday - Today in History:
1776 - The Continental Congress appointed a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.
1801 - The North African State of Tripoli declared war on the U.S. The dispute was over merchant vessels being able to travel safely through the Mediterranean.
1854 - The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, held its first graduation.
1898 - U.S. Marines landed in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1920 - The Republican convention in Chicago endorsed woman suffrage.
1925 - The state of Tennessee adopted a new biology text book that denied the theory of evolution.
1940 - Italy declared war on France and Britain. In addition, Canada declared war on Italy.
1943 - The Allies began bombing Germany around the clock.
1954 - General Motors announced the gas turbine bus had been produced successfully.
1967 - Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire that ended the Six-Day War.
1970 - A fifteen-man group of special forces troops began training for Operation Kingpin. The operation was a POW rescue mission in North Vietnam.
1971 - The U.S. ended a 21-year trade embargo of China.
1984 - The U.S. Army successfully tested an antiballistic missile.
1984 - The United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years.
1985 - The Israeli army pulled out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation.
1993 - It was announced by scientists that genetic material was extracted from an insect that lived when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton intensified sanctions against Haiti's military leaders. U.S. commercial air travel was suspended along with most financial transactions between Haiti and the U.S.
1996 - Britain and Ireland opened Northern Ireland peace talks. The IRA's political arm Sinn Fein was excluded.
1998 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that poor children in Milwaukee could attend religious schools at taxpayer expense.
1999 - NATO suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after Slobodan Milosevic agreed to withdraw his forces from Kosovo.

World News

Militants attack NATO headquarters in Kabul International Airport
Press TV - Kabul’s police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi said Afghan security forces had killed all the seven attackers. “There have not been any casualties to the security forces, and we have not (received) any report of civilian casualties so far.” The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. It said several US-led soldiers were killed during the assault.

US says giving S-300 systems to Syria threatens future US, Israeli strikes
Press TV - US claims its spy agencies have identified Russian ships taking “weapons” to Syria, including the S-300 anti-air defense system, expressing fears the move would threaten “future air strikes” against the nation by US, Israeli and NATO aircraft.

YouTube: Bilderberg 2013: Secret meeting opens press office for 1st time
RT - The Bilderberg Group is famously shy of press attention, but this year its annual confab is inundated with reporters from some of the world's top media outlets. RT's Sara Firth went to Watford near London to try and find out what the world's most powerful group might be talking about.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Alex Jones Storms BBC, Confronts Bilderberg Member
Paul Joseph Watson - Radio host takes over live broadcast.

VIDEO: Alex Jones Speaks to thousands at Bilderberg 2013 June 9, 2013.

No sign Turkey's economy affected by protests - Fitch
RT - Anti-government demonstrations in Turkey haven’t yet caused any significant economic disruption to put the country’s “BBB” sovereign rating at risk. However, the Fitch ratings agency says persistent unrest effecting the economy could pressure the rating.

Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks
Guardian - Barack Obama has ordered his senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US cyber-attacks, a top secret presidential directive obtained by the Guardian reveals.

On 46th Anniversary, Survivors of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty Demand Congressional Inquiry - Saturday [June 8,2013] marks the 46th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, a Naval spy ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The attack killed 34 American crew members and wounded 171 others.

Pope Francis Warns of 'Culture of Waste,' Disposable Human Beings
Breitbart - The pontiff put forward the concept that our world’s “culture of waste” has led to a mentality of materialism and disposability that involves not only things, but people as well and, especially, the unborn child, the disabled, and the elderly.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Booz Allen Grew Rich on Government Contracts
NewYorkTimes - The company, based in Virginia, is primarily a technology contractor. It reported revenues of $5.76 billion for the fiscal year ended in March and was No. 436 on Fortune’s list of the 500 largest public companies. The government provided 98 percent of that revenue, the company said.

Military told not to read Obama-scandal news
World Net Daily - WND has received an unclassified NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) that warns airmen not to look at news stories related to the data-mining scandal.... The notice applies to users of the Air Force NIPRNET (Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network), which is the only way that many troops stationed overseas and on bases in the U.S. are able to access the Internet.

DOJ & FBI Raid News Media Offices After Releasing an Alarming Story on Obama
National Report - Within hours of publishing a scathing story on President Obama the DOJ raided the offices of the National Report claiming the raid was lawful under the USA Patriot Act but refusing to say why the government was taking the action.

Rand Paul: Congress, not Homeland Security, Should Decide Border Issue
Breitbart - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) plans to introduce an amendment to the Senate immigration bill that would give Congress, not the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the authority to determine whether the border is actually secure.

James Holmes’ lawyers enter insanity plea; here come the insane psychiatrists
Jon Rappoport - James Holmes’ lawyers have entered an insanity plea in the Aurora- theater massacre case, and the judge, Carlos Samour, has just accepted it.

Colorado counties mull forming new state, North Colorado
Fox News - Officials in eight northern Colorado counties united in opposition to the state's new gun control laws and oil and gas regulations are reportedly considering forming a 51st U.S. state called North Colorado.

California Elementary School Hosts Toy Gun Buyback
Liberty Crier - n elementary school in Hayward California held a toy gun exchange Saturday (6/8/13), offering students a book and a chance to win a bicycle if they turned in their play weapons.

VIDEO: Cops Use YOUR Children As Props For “School Shooter Drills” (Paid For By Homeland Security)
Liberty Crier - Hundreds of emergency responders, students and school officials in Eatonville participated in an active shooter drill coordinated by Pierce County Emergency Management and hosted by the Eatonville School District that took over two schools and several blocks in the Mount Rainier foothills community.

Report: Homeschooling Growing Seven Times Faster than Public School Enrollment
Breitbart - As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools.


VIDEO: “Consuming Kids” Reveals Shocking Tactics Used to Manipulate Your Children’s Preferences and Habits
Dr. Mercola - America’s 52 million kids under the age of 12 represent one of the most powerful markets for American businesses, influencing adult spending worth $700 billion a year. The documentary Consuming Kids reveals the shrewd practices of the multi-billion dollar marketing machine designed to turn your kids into loyal, lifelong consumers who will also influence how the entire family spends its money.

Cartel Setting Up Epic Metals Raid As Chinese Markets Closed Mon-Wed? - Cartel finally busts $22 silver; cartel may attempt to smash gold & silver below April lows of $1320 & $20 overnight Sun and into Monday as Chinese financial markets will be closed Monday through Wednesday.

Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate 1000s Of U.S. Communities
Economic Collapse - Are you ready for a future where China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States? Such a future would be unimaginable to many Americans, but the truth is that it is already starting to happen. Chinese acquisition of U.S. businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to absolutely shatter that record this year.

Housing Market

VIDEO: Home Loan Rates Near 4% Send Buyers Scurrying: Mortgages
Bloomberg -The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage has risen for each of the past five weeks and is at the highest level in more than a year, according to government mortgage-buyer Freddie Mac.

Energy & Environment

Floridians Alarmed As Industry Signals Desire To 'Frack' and Drill Populated Areas
Activist Post - In what is shaping up to be a move as potentially disastrous for the Collier family name as the Collier county environment, a May 2013 drilling permit application by Dan A. Hughes company describes their intent to drill a 13,900 foot deep exploratory well in close proximity to a relatively densely populated residential area known as Golden Gate.

VIDEO: Resident's last remaining hope that the Louisiana sinkhole could be contained now gone forever after berm collapse
Wings Of Care - Weaving our way through clouds and some feisty winds, we made a quick trip over to the Bayou Corne sinkhole again today. We were eager to see it, since learning a few days ago that the berm (built since the sinkhole started expanding significantly last August) on the west and south side of the sinkhole had collapsed.


Four superfoods to never leave home without
(NaturalNews) If you have to go on the road to visit friends or relatives, or a business trip of some sort, it would be wise to bring along some superfoods to maintain the nutritional level you have at home.

The 9 Foods You Should Never Eat
Dr. Mercola - Many foods have been heavily promoted as being healthy when they are nothing more than pernicious junk foods. In the featured article, Clean Plates1 founder Jared Koch shared his list of nine staple foods that are far less “good for you” than you’ve been led to believe.

A New Bill Would Include Nutritional Supplements in Health Savings Accounts
Alliance for Natural Health - Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and three of his colleagues have introduced S 1031, a bill that would allow Health Savings Account (HSA) funds to go toward dietary supplements without having to get a doctor’s prescription; the same would apply to Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).

B vitamins help reduce brain shrinkage and may prevent Alzheimer's disease
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Oxford, publishing the result of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have determined that high-dose B-vitamin treatment can slow the atrophy of specific brain regions that are a key component of the Alzheimer's disease process commonly associated with cognitive decline.

Top natural remedies for common skin problems like wrinkles, stretch marks and acne
(NaturalNews) The usual skin creams, lotions, or salves promoted on TV or on slick magazine ads are not effective for wrinkles, stretch marks, acne, and other skin problems. They often make matters worse, they're expensive, and some even contain carcinogenic components.

VIDEO: 9-Year Old Girl Attends McDonald's Meeting, Grills CEO for Selling 'Junk Food'
Natural Society - A young girl named Hannah Robertson has recently attended a McDonald's meeting and grilled the CEO for selling junk food to children. Awesome!

650,000+ Hospital Meals Will Now be Served Without Antibiotic-Infected Meat
Natural Society - Due to a precedent-setting move by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and a recent almost-unanimous vote by the Academic Senate of the university, over 650,000 meals served to hospital patients each year will now be free of meat that has been treated with antibiotics.

Vitamin T is an essential nutrient for human health
(NaturalHealth365) Vitamin T regulates the metabolism of homo-cytosine and fixes problems related to skin pigmentation. In addition, this essential nutrient helps to breakdown carbohydrates – so they can be released as useable energy.... The only food sources which contain vitamin T in any significant amount are sesame seeds, tahini, egg yolks, and pumpkin seeds.

A surprising cause of skin cancer revealed
(NaturalHealth365) Exposing your skin to compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to premature aging of the skin and a risk of skin cancers – including melanoma.... Researchers, at Stony Brook University, found these light bulbs leaked significant levels of UVC and UVA. This study was published in the journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations
Guardian - The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows.

NSA seeks criminal probe of program leaker
CBS News - A Director of National Intelligence official confirmed to CBS News correspondent Major Garrett that the highly secretive NSA has asked the Justice Department to investigate the leak. Reuters described the formal request as a "crimes report."

The NSA's "Boundless Informant" Collects 3 Billion Intelligence Pieces From US Computer Networks In One Month
Zero Hedge - The latest piece of news once again comes from the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald who this time exposes the NSA's datamining tool "Boundless Informant" which according to leaked documents collected 97 billion pieces of intelligence from computer networks worldwide in March 2013 alone, and "3 billion pieces of intelligence from US computer networks over a 30-day period." This is summarized in the chart below...

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 6/10/13: Government Spying: Should We Be Shocked?
Ron Paul: Last week we saw dramatic new evidence of illegal government surveillance of our telephone calls, and of the National Security Agency's deep penetration into American companies such as Facebook and Microsoft to spy on us. The media seemed shocked....
* Related Video: Ron Paul on Convuto

VIDEO : Lindsey Graham Celebrates the Death of the Constitution
Kurt Nimmo - Glenn Greenwald takes Senator Lindsey Graham to task for defending the destruction of the Fourth Amendment. Unfortunately, Greenwald insists on using the false left-right paradigm to make his argument. He says the senator from South Carolina is “one of the most right-wing members of the United States Congress.”

Rand Paul calls for class action lawsuit to end government snooping
Examiner - On FOX New Sunday with Chris Wallace, Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky called for a citizen-lead class action lawsuit that would end the federal government's mass surveillance program. Paul wants to stimulate a grass roots uprising to challenge what he believes is an abusive government practice that usurps the 4th Amendment.

VIDEO: Officials: NSA mistakenly intercepted emails, phone calls of innocent Americans
NBC News - he National Security Agency has at times mistakenly intercepted the private email messages and phone calls of Americans who had no link to terrorism, requiring Justice Department officials to report the errors to a secret national security court and destroy the data, according to two former U.S. intelligence officials.

Panopticon: Gov't Set to Open $1.9 Billion Data Center in Utah
Breitbart - The personal data and private online conversations that the National Security Administration is accused of mining could be stashed in a one million square-foot, $1.9 billion facility in the Utah Valley.... Plans released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is handling the construction, show the center will have four 'data halls' to store information and two substations to power the facility.
* Photos of the NSA complex in Utah

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Monsanto pushes bizarre conspiracy theory to deflect blame for GE wheat contamination of commercial crops
(NaturalNews) There is a grand conspiracy theory at work to destroy the value of U.S. wheat crops, Monsanto recently told mainstream media reporters in a telephone conference.

Monsanto faces third lawsuit regarding rogue wheat - An environmental group and a Washington farmer each filed suit against Monsanto yesterday, bringing to three the number of lawsuits the company faces over claims it failed to prevent genetically modified wheat from contaminating regular wheat fields.


When Prepping Just Isn't Enough
Activist Post - What would you do if you could never go to a store again? If you could never have utilities provided by a supplier again? What if you were truly on your own, forever? For some situations, prepping just isn’t enough. If you don’t have plans for the following, you cannot consider yourself to be truly prepared....

Pet News

The Seasonal Cancer Danger to Steer Your Dog Clear Of
Dr. Becker - Last year around this time, I reported on a six-year study conducted at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine linking lawn pesticides to canine malignant lymphoma (CML). That study found an increased risk for CML of as much as 70 percent in certain dogs exposed to professionally applied pesticides and herbicides, or lawn care products containing insect growth regulators.

Please Remember: USS Liberty (June 8, 1967) - Day of Remembrance:

June 7, 2013 - Friday - Today in History:
1712 - The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of slaves.
1775 - The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.
1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.
1863 - Mexico City was captured by French troops.
1892 - John Joseph Doyle became the first pinch-hitter in baseball when he was used in a game.
1900 - Boxer rebels cut the rail links between Peking and Tientsin in China.
1929 - The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
1932 - Over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, DC, demanding their bonuses.
1939 - King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in the U.S. It was the first visit to the U.S. by a reigning British monarch.
1942 - The Battle of Midway ended. The sea and air battle lasted 4 days. Japan lost four carriers, a cruiser, and 292 aircraft, and suffered 2,500 casualties. The U.S. lost the Yorktown, the destroyer USS Hammann, 145 aircraft, and suffered 307 casualties.
1942 - Japan landed troops on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutians. The U.S. invaded and recaptured the Alutians one year later.
1944 - Off of the coast of Normandy, France, the Susan B. Anthony sank. All 2,689 people aboard survived.
1965 - In the U.S., the Gemini 4 mission was completed. The mission featured the first spacewalk by an American.
1968 - In Operation Swift Saber, U.S. Marines swept an area 10 miles northwest of Danang in South Vietnam.
1976 - "The NBC Nightly News", with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, aired for the first time.
1981 - Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only nuclear reactor.
1983 - The U.S. ordered Nicaragua to close all 6 of its consulates and informed 21 Nicaraguan consular officials that they could not longer remain in the U.S.
1994 - The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia declared the RMS Titanic, Inc. (RMST) salvor-in-possession of the wreck and the wreck site of the RMS Titanic.
2000 - U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation.

World News

‘Israel in rush to finish Golan fence’
Press TV - The Israeli regime is scrambling to finish the construction of a 45-mile fence along the Syrian border in the occupied Golan Heights, a report says. According to a Friday report by the Washington Post, the new “smart fence” is equipped with concertina and razor wire, touch sensors, motion detectors, infrared cameras and ground radar.

UN slams ‘cold-blooded murder’ in Iraq
Press TV - The United Nations envoy to Iraq has condemned the killing of over a dozen people near a town in the western province of Anbar.

David Petraeus At Bilderberg to Craft “Big Data” Spy Grid
Paul Joseph Watson - Former CIA Director David Petraeus is in attendance at the 2013 Bilderberg Group conference to help construct the “big data” spy grid, which is set to become the new frontier of clandestine statecraft as Internet connectivity becomes ubiquitous.

Bilderberg Member Set to Speak on Record
Paul Joseph Watson - A Bilderberg Group member is set to speak on record to the BBC in what represents an unprecedented move for the secretive organization, which is being forced to become more transparent in the face of huge protests and widespread condemnation.

'US must send missiles to Syria militants'
Press TV - McCain told the Brookings Institution think-tank on Thursday that "the Syrian state is disintegrating in much of the country, leaving vast ungoverned spaces that are being filled by extremists, many aligned with Al-Qaeda."

Syria Army retakes key Golan crossing
Press TV - Syrian army troops have established control over a key crossing in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shortly after it fell into the hands of foreign-backed militants.

‘Mali army has reinforced N positions’
Press TV - Malian military officials say the country’s army has reinforced its positions in the northern part of the West African country following a day of deadly fighting in the area.

South Korea accepts North’s proposal
Press TV - South Korea has agreed to a North Korean proposal for official talks on reopening the Kaesong joint industrial zone, which had been closed due to tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang.

Bank of India Prohibits Gold Coin Sales to Retail Investors! - With the Bank of India attempting to outlaw physical gold purchases for retail investors, only a day after we broke news that France has banned the shipment of gold and silver coins in the mail, it is clear that global capital controls against gold and silver are coming, ahead of the inevitable Western depositor bail-in.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

NYT: Obama has lost all credibility
NY Times - Within hours of the disclosure that federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers...

House Passes $45B Homeland Security Spending Bill - The House on Thursday passed a $45 billion measure boosting the Homeland Security Department's budget by about 2 percent above spending levels imposed by an ongoing round of automatic budgets cuts.

YouTube: Obama is Big Brother and a Bald Faced Liar!
June 06, 2013 Current TV News.

NIH-Funded Project Sterilizes Rats in NYC Subway
Activist Post - As part of this pilot project, Dr. Loretta Mayer and her company Senestech received $462,836 from the NIH to test the product ContraPest® on the NYC subway system’s brown rat population. The bait contains 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD), commonly used in tires, polyesters and plastics. According to blogger Anastasia Bodnar, “VCD basically degrades ovaries, similar to how the ovaries degrade during menopause.”

Obama Picks Libya War Architect for U.N. Ambassador
Kurt Nimmo - Samantha Power, Obama’s Special Assistant who pushed for the slaughter over 30,000 Libyans under the guise of humanitarian intervention, may soon replace Susan Rice as U.S. ambassador at the United Nations. Rice, scorched by the Benghazi affair, will retreat to the White House and take up the role of Obama’s national security adviser.

VIDEO: Valerie Jarrett: Eric Holder 'Will Be in His Position for Quite a While'
Weekly Standard - Valerie Jarrett, a close adviser to President Obama, said that Eric Holder is "definitely" not stepping down and that he'll be attorney general "for quite a while."

VIDEO/ARTICLE: CIA Didn’t Always Know Who It Was Killing In Drone Strikes, Classified Documents Show
NBC News - About one of every four of those killed by drones in Pakistan between Sept. 3, 2010, and Oct. 30, 2011, were classified as "other militants,” the documents detail. The “other militants” label was used when the CIA could not determine the affiliation of those killed, prompting questions about how the agency could conclude they were a threat to U.S. national security.

The Untouchables: NY Senate passes bill making 'annoying' police a crime
RT - The New York State Senate passed a controversial bill on Wednesday that aims to classify ‘aggravated harassment of a police officer’ as a crime, but will it give the authorities the green light for strong-arm tactics if passed? Sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo, Bill S.2402 would make it a felony to “harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.”

VIDEO: Rand Paul: Orwell's '1984' has arrived
WND - “Dystopian novels were just that, bad utopias,” he said, “but not practically possible. One could always sigh in relief that such surveillance, such invasion of privacy, was not technologically possible. “Until now.

Florida Sheriff Arrested After Defending Second Amendment
Kit Daniels - Liberty County Sheriff Nicholas Finch, 50, was booked in his own jail Tuesday with one count of official misconduct by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The FDLE accuses Finch covering up the arrest of Floyd Eugene Parrish after releasing him from the Liberty County Jail. Parrish had been arrested for carrying a concealed firearm without a license, a third-degree felony in Florida.

Oregon Senate passes bill to regulate tracking devices for kids - Oregon senators took a major step in affirming school students’ rights to privacy Wednesday. An Oregon bill aimed at making it a requirement for schools to inform parents, students and the state Board of Education before implementing and distributing privacy invading radio frequency identification technology passed the Senate with a 28-2 vote yesterday, reports the Associated Press.

20 Completely Ridiculous College Courses Being Offered At U.S. Universities
Economic Collapse - Listed below are 20 completely ridiculous college courses being offered at U.S. universities. The description following each course title either comes directly from the official course description or from a news story about the course…

11-Yr-Old Suspended From School For Merely TALKING About Guns
WMAL - Bruce Henkelman of Huntingtown says his son, a sixth grader at Northern Middle School in Owings [Maryland], was talking with friends about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre when the bus driver hauled him back to school to be questioned by the principal, Darrel Prioleau.


Austerity To Cost U.S. Economy 2 Million Jobs By 2019: Study
Huffington Post - A new study by the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank, estimates that today's austerity measures are going to leave the U.S. economy with 2 million fewer jobs and $433 billion less in economic growth by 2019.

1/3 Population of Puerto Rico Gets Food Stamps--$2 Billion in 2012
CNS News - The federal government spent more than $2 billion to provide food stamps to residents of Puerto Rico in 2012, up to 25 percent of which is untraceable because it is distributed in cash and there is “no way to verify that funds are spent on food,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Veteran News

VIDEO: Former drone operator says he’s haunted by his part in more than 1,600 deaths
NBC News - Former drone operator Brandon Bryant tells NBC's Richard Engel that he felt like he became a "heartless" "sociopath" under the drone program.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Tropical Storm Andrea Kicks Off Hurricane Season – Bears Down on Fla. Coast
Tropical Storm Andrea continued moving swiftly up the East Coast Friday morning, bringing rain, wind and tornadoes from the Carolinas into the Northeast.... The tornado threat remains until early afternoon, according to the Weather Channel's hurricane specialist Carl Parker.


YouTube: Fast food ice dirtier than toilet water, study finds
RT - A new study by UK's The Daily Mail found that ice from McDonald's, Starbucks, Burger King and KFC, to name a few, contains more bacteria than toilet water. RT's Margaret Howell breaks down the report.

Shiitake mushrooms help fight cancer, reduce cholesterol, and boost immunity
(NaturalNews) The shiitake, also called the oakwood mushroom or the black forest mushroom in English-speaking countries, is an edible brown mushroom that is native to Japan, China, and Korea. It has been cultivated for over a thousand years, and fresh and dried shiitake remain popular in East Asia today.

Tomatoes prevent strokes, researchers say
(NaturalNews) According to the BBC, the Finnish researchers were looking into the impact of lycopene - a bright red chemical element that occurs naturally in tomatoes, watermelons and peppers. In a study involving 1,031 high-risk men, those with the most lycopene in their bloodstream were the least likely to have a stroke, the scientists - who published their findings in the journal Neurology, said.

Nutrient found in Mediterranean diet shown to promote natural cancer cell death cycle
(NaturalNews) A research team from the University of Ohio, publishing the results of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that a compound abundant in the Mediterranean diet takes away cancer cells' 'superpower' to escape death.... The compound, known as apigenin is found in abundance in many plant-based foods frequently found in the Mediterranean diet that include chamomile tea, celery and parsley, among a host of other leafy green vegetables.

Reduce blood pressure naturally with vitamin C: Study
(NaturalNews) In 2012, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine conducted a systemic meta-anaysis of 29 different studies on the effects of vitamin C for reducing high blood pressure (BP), entitled "Effects of vitamin C supplementation on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials."

4 Herbal Solutions for Reducing Stress and Feelings of Anxiety
Natural Society - There are many herbs that can provide effective stress-busting benefits. Here are 4 herbs you can use to reduce stress and feelings of anxiety.

Calling the FDA, AMA and Big Pharma: What the Term “Medical Mafia” Means
Natural Society - In case your wondering why the term “Medical Mafia” is used occasionally to describe the unholy trinity of AMA (American Medical Association), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and Big Pharma, here's a brief historical summary.

Science & Technology

NSA taps in to systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and others, secret files reveal
Guardian - The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.... The Guardian has verified the authenticity of the document, a 41-slide PowerPoint presentation – classified as top secret with no distribution to foreign allies – which was apparently used to train intelligence operatives on the capabilities of the program.

Iowa City Moves to Ban Surveillance Technology Tools
New American - Lawmakers in Iowa City, Iowa, unanimously passed an ordinance on Tuesday that restricts the use of traffic enforcement cameras, drones, and automatic license plate recognitions systems.

YouTube: Ron Paul on US Government spying on Internet and Verizon users CNN 6/6/13
Ron Paul on Anderson Cooper 360 discussing the US government spying on internet and Verizon users.

U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program
Washington Post - The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.

Flashback: Two Secretive Israeli Companies Reportedly Bugged The US Telecommunications Grid For The NSA
Business Insider Apr. 4, 2012 - Two companies that bugged the U.S. telecommunications network for the National Security Agency (NSA) have extensive links to Israel's intelligence service, James Bamford of Wired reports.

VIDEO: FBI Wants Back Door To All Software
WND - The Washington Post reported the issue is being raised by the FBI because “there is currently no way to wiretap some of these communications methods easily, and companies effectively.” The solution, according to the FBI, is to fine companies when they fail to comply with wiretap orders, essentially requiring all companies to build a back door for wiretap capabilities into all their communications links.

Dept. of Homeland Security: Laptops, Phones Can Be Searched Based on Hunches
CBS News - U.S. border agents should continue to be allowed to search a traveler’s laptop, cellphone or other electronic device and keep copies of any data on them based on no more than a hunch, according to an internal Homeland Security Department study.

Mind-Controlled Drones Take Flight
Activist Post - Electronics turn a person's thoughts into commands for a robot. Using a brain-computer interface technology pioneered by University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He, several young people have learned to use their thoughts to steer a flying robot around a gym, making it turn, rise, dip, and even sail through a ring.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Debbie Stabenow Pledges To Oppose Monsanto Protection Act Extension Without Full Debate
Huffington Post - Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chairwoman of the Agriculture Committee, pledged to oppose the extension of the so-called the Monsanto Protection Act, a victory for advocates who have been pressing for its repeal.

June 6, 2013 - Thursday - Today in History: (D-Day - June 6, 1944)
1813 - The U.S. invasion of Canada was halted at Stony Creek, Ontario.
1833 - Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. president to ride in a train. It was a B&O passenger train.
1924 - The German Reichtag accepted the Dawes Plan. It was an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts.
1925 - Chrysler Corporation was founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
1932 - In the U.S., the first federal tax on gasoline went into effect. It was a penny per gallon.
1933 - In Camden, NJ, the first drive-in movie theater opened.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Securities Exchange Act, which established the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
1941 - The U.S. government authorized the seizure of foreign ships in U.S. ports.
1942 - The first nylon parachute jump was made by Adeline Gray in Hartford, CT.
1942 - Japanese forces retreated in the World War II Battle of Midway. The battle had begun on June 4.
1944 - The D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of Normandy, France. 400,000 Allied American, British and Canadian troops were involved.
1968 - U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at 1:44am in Los Angeles after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy was was shot the evening before while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1982 - Israel invaded southern Lebanon in an effort to drive PLO guerrillas out of Beirut.
1985 - The body of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele was located and exhumed near Sao Paolo, Brazil. Mengele was known as the "Angel of Death."
1985 - The U.S. Senate authorized nonmilitary aid to the Contras. The vote authorized $38 million over two years.
1993 - Mongolia held its first direct presidential elections.
2005 - The United States Supreme Court ruled that federal authorities could prosecute sick people who smoke marijuana on doctor's orders. The ruling concluded that state medical marijuana laws did not protect uses from the federal ban on the drug.

World News

Pentagon Blackout: “Large American Military Force” Deployed to Syrian Border
RNIF - The catalyst for the next great war will likely occur somewhere in the middle east. The Americans know this. As do the Russians and the Chinese. And as with the last two ‘great wars,’ the groundwork is being laid well ahead of time.

US terror drone kills 3 Afghan children
Press TV - The airstrike was conducted during the early hours of Thursday near the Pakistani border. Local officials said six other people, including women, were also injured in the attack.

108,000 Private Contractors Are in Afghanistan and We Have No Idea What They're Doing - Two recently released reports, one by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and one by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), show that not only is the number of private contractors in Afghanistan increasing, but the Pentagon is also unable to tell what they are even doing there.

‘Qusayr’s liberation blow to Israel, US’
Press TV - Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement says the Syrian army’s liberation of the strategic town of Qusayr is a major blow to the Israeli regime and the United States.

Syria Ravaged By Outbreaks Of Disease: Typhoid, Cholera, Measles And Tuberculosis
Activist Post - The World Health Organization is warning of an increased risk of disease epidemics in Syria and neighboring countries as summer approaches. The WHO says outbreaks of diseases carried in water – specifically hepatitis, typhoid, cholera and dysentery – are inevitable, given the severe disruption to Syria’s health system.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Turkey angry at US comments on protests
Aljazeera - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has contacted US Secretary of State John Kerry to object to recent statements from Washington expressing concern over Turkey's handling of mass anti-government protests, a foreign ministry diplomat said.

Iran denies link to Turkey protests
Press TV - Reacting to reports about the arrest of an Iranian national in connection with violent demonstrations in Turkey, Iran has officially dismissed media claims that the Islamic Republic is linked to the ongoing protests in Turkey.

Afghan massacre soldier escapes death
Press TV - A military judge has accepted a US soldier's guilty plea in the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers, ruling that he would not face the death penalty.

France Bans Shipment of Gold & Silver in the Mail! - France has just taken capital controls to a new level, banning the shipment of physical gold, silver, and cash through the mail, effectively shutting down the precious metals trade in France!

Does China Plan To Back The Yuan With Gold And Make It The Primary Global Reserve Currency? - What in the world is China up to? Why are the Chinese hoarding so much gold? Does China plan to back the yuan with gold and turn it into a global reserve currency? Could it be possible that China actually intends for the yuan to eventually replace the U.S. dollar as the primary reserve currency of the planet?

IMF admits mistakes over Greece bailout
Press TV - In an internal report published on Wednesday, the IMF said there were "notable failures" in preparing the first Greek rescue that forced a second larger bailout, AFP reported. The Washington-based organization said it underestimated the damage that fiscal austerity would do to the Greek economy in its earliest rescue of the nation in 2010.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

House delays DHS bulk ammo purchase
Press TV - By a 234-192 vote late on Wednesday, the House adopted an amendment to DHS spending bill for 2014 that would require the agency to report to Congress the need and cost of buying over a billion rounds of new ammunition.

YouTube: Judge Napolitano ~ Time For AG Eric Holder To Go
Fox News June 4, 2013.

FBI's David Hardy says Fla. lawsuit could hurt national security - A declaration in support of ending a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., lawsuit says the suit's classified information could compromise FBI security investigations.

Bloomberg’s NYC Government Fining Gift Shop Owner $60,000 For Selling Tiny, Gun Shaped Lighters - The shop owner was apparently unaware of the ridiculous NYC law which makes the selling of toy guns, even tiny novelty gun shaped cigarette lighters, a serious crime, punishable by massive fines that easily put small business owners out of business.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Rice to Replace Donilon in the Top National Security Post
NY Times - In a major shakeup of President Obama’s foreign-policy inner circle, Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, is resigning and will be replaced by Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, White House officials said late Tuesday.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: EPA accused of singling out conservative groups, amid IRS scandal
Fox News - The allegations concern the Environmental Protection Agency, which is being accused of trying to charge conservative groups fees while largely exempting liberal groups. The fees applied to Freedom of Information Act requests -- allegedly, the EPA waived them for liberal groups far more often than it did for conservative ones.

VIDEO: Congressman Diane Black: Very Chilling, IRS Behaves like in Communist Countries Jun 5, 2013.

VIDEO: Larken Rose: Current IRS scandal is a joke - {adult language] The recent "scandal" involving the IRS is completely trivial compared to injustices that are routinely committed across the country by the federal extortion racket.

Senate immigration bill could double guest workers
Washington Times - The Senate immigration bill could nearly double the number of guest workers allowed into the U.S., according to a new analysis the Center for Immigration Studies is releasing Wednesday that says the jump is four times the increase of the last immigration bill in 2007.

73,441,399 Gun Purchase Background Checks Under Obama
CNS News - There have been 73,441,399 background checks for gun purchases since President Obama took office, according to data released by the FBI.

Monsanto Still Testing Genetically Modified Wheat in Two States
RINF - Bloomberg reported that the corporate agriculture giant planted 150 acres of GM wheat in Hawaii last year and 300 acres of GM (also known as genetically engineered or GE) wheat in North Dakota this year. Monsanto did not disclose the specific herbicides these trial wheat crops are bred to tolerate, Bloomberg added.
* Related Article: Monsanto- Boycotting the Criminal...

Liberty is Rising Truth in Media Project
Ben Swann - As promised, you are now the first to hear in detail about my- actually our- next step. Beginning next week on Monday, June 10, we will officially launch the "Liberty Is Rising Truth in Media Project" on Kickstarter. As I have told you, this is the most involved and meaningful project I have ever been involved in and it is not something I can do on my own.

Clinton’s bi-racial son story is not over | Cleveland Challenger
Bill Clinton has some business he needs to clear up that would be the right thing for him to do by a young man named Danny Williams. Is he or is he not Williams’ father?


Take Action: Urge Congress to Oppose Taxes on Credit Unions
ATR - Congress has suggested removing credit unions' tax-exempt status, which will eliminate credit unions' ability to provide low interest loans to Americans who do not have the finances necessary to get loans from banks. Any bill that suggests implementing taxes on credit unions will affect the 40% of Americans who rely on loans from credit unions to start up small businesses, pay for school, and mortgage their homes.

Director of US Mint: Gold & Silver Demand Remains “Unprecedented” - n an interview with Reuters Wednesday, the head of the US Mint stated that US demand for gold and silver bullion remains “unprecedented“, that the mint is buying up every single blank suppliers can produce, and that the mint is considering re-launching the Platinum Eagle program, which was halted in 2008.

12 Clear Signals That The U.S. Economy Is About To Really Slow Down
Economic Collapse - A whole host of recent surveys indicate that the American people are starting to feel a bit better about the economy, but the underlying economic numbers tell an entirely different story. The following are 12 clear signals that the U.S. economy is about to really slow down...

Builders of the lost ark
Skeptophilia - New from the "I Wish I Were Kidding" department, today we have a story that as much as $37.5 million in taxpayer-funded rebates could go to the building of a theme park in Kentucky called Ark Encounter whose goal is to prove that the story of Noah's Ark is "plausible."

Veteran News

FBI, Veterans Affairs agents raid home of ex-Louis Stokes VA Medical center chief William Montague - BRECKSVILLE, Ohio - Agents from the FBI and the Criminal Investigations Division of the Department of Veteran Affairs swarmed the Brecksville home Friday of the former director of the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center.

FEMA refuses Hurricane Sandy aid to elderly US Army veteran
RT - As New York City continues to rebuild and reimburse those residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy at least one man, a US Army veteran, was refused help because of a strict federal law that prevents someone from collecting aid on their property.

Housing Market

The REAL Reason Housing Prices Have Skyrocketed
Washington's Blog - Housing prices have boomed because: (1) Lenders are artificially keeping vacant houses off of the market and (2) The Obama administration has thrown all sorts of artificial incentives at institutional investors to pump up prices.

Energy & Environment

Huge Mystery Blob on Weather Radars over Military’s Redstone Arsenal in Alabama Still Unexplained
From the Trenches - The anomaly as it is affectionately being called, started appearing on doppler screens in the early afternoon hours and eventually covered an area nearly the size of Huntsville city limits itself. The blob was accompanied by increased military aircraft activity and numerous reports of strange chemical odors.

Weather weapons have existed for over 15 years, testified U.S. Secretary of Defense
(NaturalNews) The development of so-called "weather weapons" has been dismissed by many as paranoid hyperbole, the work of science fiction movie script writers and conspiracy theorists, but the fact is they have existed, at least in the laboratory, for decades..


Seven ways to get more super-healing turmeric in your diet
(NaturalNews) You probably know by now that turmeric has been acknowledged as a potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer substance. Turmeric is a rhizome with edible roots that grow underground horizontally. It's actually related to ginger and somewhat resembles it outwardly

Newest edition of psychiatric diagnostic manual to unleash wave of over-medication
(NaturalNews) The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released the latest edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, also known as DSM-5, which the psychiatric profession will use as a guidebook to diagnose and treat mental illness.

Diabetes is linked to acute thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency
NaturalNews) Stuart Lindsay is a PharmD (PhD in pharmacy) who contributed an article to entitled "Confessions of a Frustrated Pharmacist." He wrote of his frustrations of being ostracized from members of the medical community as he became aware of how drugs weren't working to cure much of anything.

Lower Your Blood Pressure with Purple Potatoes
Green Med Info - Great news for potato lovers: they may be a health food after all. Research shows that just a couple of servings a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal - without causing weight gain.

Drinking soda greatly increases your risk of stroke say study
(NaturalNews) It doesn't matter whether it's sugary or diet: High consumption of carbonated soft drinks significantly increases your risk of stroke, research shows.

Caffeine Withdrawal Is Now a Mental Disorder - According to a new edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders out last week (DSM, or in this case, DSM-5), that sort of excessive caffeine intake can lead to a condition known as “caffeine intoxication,” except it’s nothing like the sort of blissful stupor we tend to associate with that other sort of intoxication.

Sun Tea: Brewing Tips and Herbal Tea Recipes
Mother Earth News - Make healthful sun tea with these herbal-infused sun tea recipes for peppermint-flower tea, peppermint-rosemary-pennyroyal tea, fenugreek-peppermint tea and licorice-flax tea.

10-Year Study Confirms Carrots' Heart-Boosting Benefits Once Again
Natural Society - A study from the Netherlands illustrated just how beneficial carrots can be in boosting heart health and preventing cardiovascular disease.

Science & Technology

NSA spying on all Verizon phone calls
Press TV - The April order, a copy of which was recently obtained by The Guardian, requires Verizon Communications, one of the largest telecoms providers in the United States, to hand over the telephone records of all its customers to the National Security Agency on an “ongoing, daily basis.”

Dissolving Micro-Chip Will Tell Big Brother Your Every Move
Activist Post - John Rogers PhD and his team work out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They, along with other teams at Tufts are developing transient electronics, tiny micro-thin chips that dissolve when they have served their purpose.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Grow Your Own Medicine
Mother Earth News - Why not grow a few herbs at home? Many plants are both beautiful and medicinal, including yarrow, chamomile, calendula and St. John’s wort.

Why and How to Ferment Your Chicken Feed - In a nutshell, fermented chicken feed is probiotics for your chicken. It’s a wet mash (the chicken keeper’s term for moistened food) created by lactic acid fermentation (the same type of fermentation that occurs naturally in sauerkraut). Just like kraut, it contains all the bacteria that’s good for your gut: Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Pediococcus, and other beneficial bacteria and yeasts.

Odd &  Stupid News

Submarine On NY Highway Causes DHS & 29 Other Agencies To Investigate ‘Terror Threat’
Live Free or Die - The Department of Homeland Security and 29 other agencies spent a good part of Friday afternoon searching New York for a potential terrorist threat after a concerned citizen, obviously motivated by the ‘see something say something’ program, called officials after seeing this, a replica of the submarine H.L. Hunley.

June 5, 2013 - Wednesday - Today in History:
1752 - Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity.
1794 - The U.S. Congress prohibited citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.
1851 - Harriet Beecher Stow published the first installment of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in "The National Era."
1865 - The first safe deposit vault was opened in New York. The charge was $1.50 a year for every $1,000 that was stored.
1917 - American men began registering for the World War I draft.
1933 - President Roosevelt signed the bill that took the U.S. off of the gold standard.
1940 - During World War II, the Battle of France began when Germany began an offensive in Southern France.
1942 - In France, Pierre Laval congratulated French volunteers that were fighting in the U.S.S.R. with Germans.
1944 - The first B-29 bombing raid hit the Japanese rail line in Bangkok, Thailand.
1967 - The Six Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan began.
1975 - Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to international shipping, eight years after it was closed because of the 1967 war with Israel.
1981 - In the U.S., the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five men in Los Angeles were suffering from a rare pneumonia found in patients with weakened immune systems. They were the first recognized cases of what came to be known as AIDS.
1986 - A federal jury convicted Ronald W. Pelton of selling secrets to the Soviet Union. Pelton was sentenced to 3 life prison terms plus 10 years.
1987 - Ted Koppel and guests discussed the topic of AIDS for four hours on ABC-TV’s "Nightline".
1998 - Volkswagen AG won approval to buy Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for $700 million, outbidding BMW's $554 million offer.
1998 - A strike at a General Motors parts factory began. It lasted for seven weeks.
2004 - The U.S.S. Jimmy Carter was christened in the U.S. Navy in Groton, CT.

World News

Syria army to ‘continue battle’
Press TV - Syrian army has urged citizens in the newly-recaptured city of al-Qusayr to return to their home, saying the battle will continue to crush all foreign-backed militants across the country.... According to the reports, Syrian military forces have dismantled the terrorist network of the militants in the strategic area, which borders Lebanon.

VIDEO: Turkish media criticized for ignoring protests and police brutality
RT - “We are watching the news from CNN International: Protesters, tear gas, and police hitting people. Then we checked CNN Turkey and there was a penguin documentary. So, I can't comment!” TV talk show host and producer Ozgur Cakit told RT. Other networks briefly mentioned the protests, but failed to cover the violent clashes in which scores were injured.

NATO to send team of experts to Libya
Press TV - NATO will send a team of experts to Libya to give technical advice to the Libyan military in terms of training as the North African country faces a flow of fighters from Mali.

US drone raids must end: Pakistani PM
Press TV - Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded an end to US-led assassination drone strikes in his country.

Britain fails to blacklist Hezbollah
Press TV - The failure came after Britain was unable to convince its European allies that Hezbollah was behind an attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year, according to British media outlets.

Obama Authorizes New Iran Sanctions Targeting Currency
Bloomberg - Obama signed an executive order that would impose penalties on “foreign financial institutions that knowingly conduct or facilitate significant transactions for the purchase or sale of the Iranian rial,” according to a statement yesterday from White House press secretary Jay Carney.

Iran’s Reactor Said Damaged by Quakes
ABC News - Diplomats say countries monitoring Iran’s nuclear program have picked up information that the country’s only power-producing nuclear reactor was damaged by one or more recent earthquakes. Two diplomats say long cracks have appeared in at least one section of the structure.

Turkey imported 628 tons of teargas and pepper spray in 12 years – report
RT - Turkey has bought $21 million in tear gas and pepper spray – mainly from US and Brazil – over the past 12 years, Turkish media reported. The US is known for its exports of crowd control munitions to countries rocked by widespread protest.

Turkish protesters raise $55,000 for full-page ad in New York Times
Guardian - Three individuals claiming to represent the Turkish people raise money from more than 1,300 backers on crowdfunding site... "We want the world to hear from Turks themselves about what's happening in Turkey," reads a campaign mission statement. "We want the world to support us as we push for true democracy in our country."

60,000 in Tokyo protest government plans to restart nuclear power - Approximately 60,000 people rallied in Japan’s capital of Tokyo on Sunday, June 2nd in order to protest recent government plans to restart the country’s idled nuclear reactors.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Al Qaeda weapons expert: U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection - An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi went bad.

Student Suspended For Saving Fellow Student’s Life - It was a study period. While the teacher was on the far side of the classroom, one student began to bully another student. The student saw the bully grab his victim and place him in a headlock when he heard the distinctive click of a knife opening up. That’s when the student instinctively reacted and got between the two students and pushed the knife-wielding bully away, where he was quickly subdued. Later in the day, the police were called in, not on the knife wielding student but on the student that helped out.

Press Shakedown? Labor Dept. Wanted $1M from AP
White House Dossier - According to the Associated Press, which reported today on the widespread use by government officials of secret email accounts, Labor demanded that AP pay $1.03 million for costs the department said were involved in retrieving email addresses for political appointees.

I.R.S. Spent $4.1 Million on a Single Conference, Audit Finds
NY Times - The Internal Revenue Service spent $4.1 million on a single conference in Southern California in 2010, paying top dollar for hotel rooms, $27,500 for a keynote speaker and tens of thousands of dollars for gifts to the 2,600 people who attended, according to a newly released Treasury Department audit.

Colorado theatre shooting suspect James Holmes enters insanity plea
Telegraph - The decision means the 25-year-old will undergo months of mental evaluations but will still face trial and could eventually be executed. Jurors will be asked to weigh evidence of Holmes’s mental state and could press ahead with the death penalty if they do not accept he was insane at the time of the shootings.

VIDEO: US government at war with truth tellers: Alex Jones
Press TV - Press TV has conducted an interview with Alex Jones, Infowars.Com, Texas, about the issue of the suspicious death five months ago of Aaron Schwartz an outspoken critic of Barack Obama. The following is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Thomas Pickering testifies behind closed doors on Benghazi
Politico - Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering appeared for a closed-door deposition Tuesday morning, testifying about his investigation in to the attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Pickering will answer questions for more than two hours from members and staff of both parties of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

VIDEO: Trial Continues For Military Whistleblower Bradley Manning (Day 2)
Activist Post - We have spoken to Nathan Fuller at who has given us gracious permission to reprint his daily firsthand reports. Day 2 is posted below.

CSPOA 2013 Convention Review
The Government Rag - As the weekend progressed, I was amazed at the amount of patriotic enthusiasm and love the people who attended had for America. I heard speakers from all over the country (sheriffs, politicians, mayors, patriotic organizations, radio hosts, Oath Keepers, and more that are seeking solutions for the problems that America is facing.

VIDEO: Group to recall Colorado Senate President over gun votes turns in 16K signatures - “This sends a strong message,” said Rob Harris, who delivered three boxes full of petitions to the Secretary of State’s office. “We’ve obtained enough signatures to recall a state legislator for the first time in the history of Colorado.”

VIDEO: Hundreds of Gunowners Show up in Temple, TX with Loaded Guns At the “Come and Take it” March
Intel Hub - This past weekend Hundreds of Gunowners staged a successful armed march in Temple, TX with Loaded Weapons At the “Come and Take it March”.... is now working to organize armed Second Amendment marches in cities across the country.

Illinois passes bill to allow concealed firearms; last U.S. state to have such a ban
Fox News - The compromise plan by the House and Senate followed a federal appeals ruling that stated Illinois' concealed carry ban is unconstitutional and that the state must change it by June 9. Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, has not said whether he will sign the legislation into law. However, the bill has enough votes in the legislature to override a gubernatorial veto.

Monsanto can't explain how GMO wheat survived
RT - Monsanto claims it has no idea how its herbicide-resistant strain of wheat made its way onto an Oregon field. The global biotech giant based in Missouri says it abandoned research on it in 2004 and is mystified by its emergence nearly a decade later.


Trade Deficit in U.S. Widened From Three-Year Low
Bloomberg - The trade deficit in the U.S. widened in April from a more than three year low, reflecting a rebound in imports of consumer goods and business equipment that eases concern about the degree of slowing in economic growth.

VIDEO: Cruz: ‘Abolish the IRS’
The Hill - "I think we ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax where the average American can fill our taxes on a postcard, put down how much you earn, put down a deduction for charitable contribution, for home mortgage, and how much you owe," Cruz said in an interview with Fox News on Monday.

An Alabama County Strikes a $4.2 Billion Bankruptcy Deal
NY Times - Protesters demonstrated outside the Jefferson County courthouse in Birmingham, Ala., in 2011 when commissioners were considering bankruptcy. The county on Tuesday reached a deal to refinance most of the sewer debt at the center of its financial collapse.

*Breaking: The Comex Confirms That Its Gold and Silver Inventory Reports Are Fraudulent! - Well now. How would like to get your bank statement in the mail from JP Morgan or Bank of America and see this disclaimer added at the bottom: "The information in this report is taken from sources believed to be reliable; however, the Commodity Exchange, Inc. disclaims all liability whatsoever with regard to its accuracy or completeness. This report is produced for information purposes only.”

Veteran News

House panel to address sexual assaults in military
AP - Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: EF5 Tornado That Hit Reno / Union City, OK Confirmed as Widest-Ever at 2.6 Miles
The National Weather Service has just upgraded the May 31 El Reno, Union City tornado to an EF-5 with a width of 2.6 miles wide, making it the widest tornado ever documented. The upgrade was based on information from OU RaxPol Doppler data or mobile radar data, that measured low level winds of 296 miles per hour.


Hemp Oil’s Healing Benefits Now Legally Attainable Anywhere After Years of Suppression
Natural Society - For years cannabis has been wrongly suppressed, as the plant possesses numerous highly beneficial compounds that offers many health benefits. Now, hemp oil can be legally purchased anywhere.

Gut Biota Never Recover from Antibiotics: Damages Future Generations
Green Med Info - The misuse of antibiotics is not only causing new, never-before known diseases like E. coli and MRSA, the flesh-eating bacteria, it's also destroying the gut biome with devastating effects on our ability to deal with infections and destroying our ability to absorb nutrients from food.

Congress To Once Again Consider Legislation That Would Ban BPA From Food Packaging
Consumerist - Congressman Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts is introducing the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2013 [PDF], which would prohibit the use of BPA in food packaging and reusable food containers.

Case Count Rises to 49 in Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Frozen Berries -The number of hepatitis A infections linked to a frozen berry mix sold nationwide has now climbed to 49, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday.

VIDEO: Ben & Jerry's Will Stop Using Genetically-Modified Ingredients, Company Says
Huffington Post - As of now, only 80% of Ben & Jerry's ingredients are sourced non-GMO, according to the ice cream maker. But by the end of the year, the company aims to completely phase out genetically modified products from its ice cream.

Science & Technology

Brain Says Guilty! Neural Imaging May Nab Criminals
LiveScience - Someday soon, judgments of guilt or innocence in a courtroom might be determined from a brain scan, scientists say. Technologies for imaging the brain have advanced rapidly, to the point where it's possible to infer, for example, what object a person has stolen based on that person's neural activity. But how reliable is the science, and should it determine criminal fate?

VIDEO: Shock: North Pole Shifted 161 Miles in Last 6 Months
Activist Post - The magnetic north pole has shifted a staggering 161 miles in the last 6 months. This puts its arrival in Siberia in less that 2 years, and when it arrives there that it will have migrated 40 degrees across the northern hemisphere. At this point the poles will shift at high speed over the equator until it reaches 40 degrees south.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kansas wheat farmer sues Monsanto over rogue wheat release
(Reuters) - Farmer Ernest Barnes, who grows wheat in Morton County in the southwest corner of Kansas, filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kansas, alleging that he and other wheat farmers have been hurt financially by the discovery of the unapproved biotech wheat that Monsanto said it stopped testing and shelved nine years ago.

Pet News

What To Do When You See a Dog in a Hot Car - Most of us are all too familiar with the feeling of dread that comes upon us when we pass by the window of a car and realize that a dog has been left inside on a hot day. What should I do? Do I break the window? Do I call the police? Do I try to find the car owner? There’s no easy answer, unfortunately, and those decisions are ones that only you can make, but now you can be better prepared for your next encounter.

June 4, 2013 - Tuesday - Today in History:
1717 - The Freemasons were founded in London.
1794 - British troops captured Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
1805 - Tripoli was forced to conclude peace with U.S. after conflicts over tribute.
1812 - The Louisiana Territory had its name changed to the Missouri Territory.
1878 - Turkey turned Cyprus over to Britain.
1896 - Henry Ford made a successful test drive of his new car in Detroit, MI. The vehicle was called a quadricycle.
1911 - Gold was discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek.
1918 - French and American troops halted Germany's offensive at Chateau-Thierry, France.
1919 - The U.S. Senate passed the Women's Suffrage bill.
1924 - An eternal light was dedicated at Madison Square in New York City in memory of all New York soldiers who died in World War I.
1939 - The first shopping cart was introduced by Sylvan Goldman in Oklahoma City, OK. It was actually a folding chair that had been mounted on wheels.
1940 - The British completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk, France.
1942 - The Battle of Midway began. It was the first major victory for America over Japan during World War II. The battle ended on June 6 and ended Japanese expansion in the Pacific.
1944 - The U-505 became the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, which began the liberation of the Italian capital.
1986 - Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, pled guilty in Washington to spying for Israel. He was sentenced to life in prison.
1986 - The California Supreme Court approved a law that limited the liability of manufacturers and other wealthy defendants. It was known as the "deep pockets law."
1989 - In Beijing, Chinese army troops stormed Tiananmen Square to crush the pro-democracy movement. It is believed that hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators were killed.
2003 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban "partial birth" abortions with a 282-139 vote.

World News

Putin: S-300s not yet delivered to Syria
RT - Russia has not yet delivered Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria, President Vladimir Putin said. “As for the S-300s, it’s one of the best air defense systems in the world,” Putin said following a Russia-EU summit. “It’s a serious weapon. We would not like to tip the balance of power in the region. We signed the contract a few years ago. It has not been implemented yet.”

US missile defense system may remain on Jordan-Syria border after drills
RT - The US will deploy Patriot missile batteries and F-16 fighter jets in Jordan for military exercises, and the weapons may remain there indefinitely due to the threat of the Syrian civil war. The US has declined to comment on the size of the deployment.

VIDEO: Second fatality, thousands injured as police try to curb Turkey protests
RT - A second fatality has been confirmed as protests in Turkey enter their fifth day. With several thousands already reported injured Turks continue to flood social media with video, images, and allegations of police brutality.

Monsanto Concedes Defeat in the Face of Europe’s Fierce Opposition to GMOs
The Organic Prepper - North America needs to take note: Europe has defeated the biotech giant by refusing to be contaminated with Monsanto’s GMO offerings and toxic farming methods. Monsanto announced that they will no longer continue to lobby for approval of its genetically modified seeds in Europe due to “low farmer demand.”

U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret
McClatchy - The Obama administration had promised to build Israel a state-of-the-art facility to house a new ballistic-missile defense system, the Arrow 3. As with all Defense Department projects, detailed specifications were made public so that contractors could bid on the $25 million project.

VIDEO: Ron Paul: Iraq Collapse Shows Bankruptcy of Interventionism
Liberty Crier - May was Iraq’s deadliest month in nearly five years, with more than 1,000 dead – both civilians and security personnel — in a rash of bombings, shootings and other violence. As we read each day of new horrors in Iraq, it becomes more obvious that the US invasion delivered none of the promised peace or stability that proponents of the attack promised.

Al-Qaeda Sets Up Complaints Department
Telegraph - The organization is the leading militia in the north-eastern part of rebel-held Syria, and has taken control of parts of the civilian administration in the city of Raqqa. It posted a new notice there this week saying it was open to receiving complaints from members of the public.

US urges Turkey violence investigation
Press TV - The United States has called on Turkey to carry out an investigation into the police’s violent crackdown on anti-government protesters described by defiant Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as extremists.

IMF cuts German econ. growth forecast
Press TV - International Monetary Fund has halved its 2013 economic growth forecast for Germany to 0.3 percent as recession in the eurozone continues to hold back Europe’s largest economy.

Breaking: Bilderberg Releases 2013 Agenda
Jurriaan Maessen - In addition to the list of participants released today, the official Bilderberg website has released the key topics that will be discussed at the conference. These topics range from “Developments in the Middle East” to “Nationalism and populism”.
* Related: Live Coverage of Bilderberg 2013

Seven banks and bankers that always attend Bilderberg meetings - Although banking and financial services regulation aren’t on the agenda, it seems that plenty of bankers and banks attend Bilderberg meetings on a regular basis. We’ve combed through attendee lists for the past five years and noted that some names and organisations appear repetitively.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Intel Chair: Release the Bin Laden Documents
Weekly Standard - And Rogers, in an appearance Sunday on Meet the Press, suggested that the Obama administration cherry-picked the few documents released to date to create a narrative about al Qaeda favorable to the president.

VIDEO: Day one of Manning trial focuses on intent of WikiLeaks source
RT - In a small courtroom outside of Baltimore early Monday, Army prosecutors painted a picture of Pfc. Manning that portrayed him as a traitor that released files to WikiLeaks with intent to cause harm to the US. Manning’s defense counsel David Coombs insisted otherwise, however, and rejected the government’s argument that the soldier made contact with the anti-secrecy website in order to bring harm to the country he had taken an oath to protect.

Breaking: Connecticut Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Natural Society - The Connecticut state Senate has amended and passed GMO labeling bill HB 6527 by an overwhelming vote of 134-3 after days of negotiation. A major step in the right direction, the bill signifies the growing opposition against Monsanto and GMOs at large within the United States that I have continued to support — but the bill does have a major flaw.

Air Force Says Painting that References Bible Verse Violates Rules - An inspirational painting that referenced a Bible verse has been removed from a dining hall at Mountain Home Air Force Base after an anti-religion group filed a complaint. The painting featured a medieval crusader and referenced Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” The Military Religious Freedom Foundation called the painting “repugnant” and an “overt display of Christian nationalism.”

SUPREME COURT: Police Can Force Open Your Mouth And Swab Your DNA
Business Insider - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that police don't need a search warrant before they open your mouth and take a swab of DNA if you've been arrested for a "serious crime."

Handicapped Woman Calls 911 During Brutal Beating by Cops
Activist Post - Megan Graham, a Federal Way, Washington woman, called 911 to attempt to save herself from the cops who were beating her. Straight from the Bully’s Playbook, the partially deaf and cognitively disabled woman has been charged with felony assault on an officer.


Obama’s Super Secret Treaty Which Will Push The Deindustrialization Of America Into Overdrive
Economic Collapse - Did you know that Barack Obama has been secretly negotiating the most important trade agreement since the formation of the World Trade Organization? Did you know that this agreement will impose very strict Internet copyright rules, ban all "Buy American" laws, give Wall Street banks much more freedom to trade risky derivatives and force even more domestic manufacturing offshore?

Energy & Environment

Work halted for past week at giant Louisiana sinkhole as tremors increase
ENENews - Workers have been idled inside the sinkhole’s earthen containment levee since early last week because of increasing numbers of tremors pointing to a possible sinkhole burp of natural gas or an edge collapse, parish officials said.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Utility Smart Meters Raise Concerns On Health, Privacy
Liberty Crier - Already, eight states, including Maine and Vermont, have adopted laws or regulations that make it easier for customers to opt out of smart-meter programs and keep old analog meters. Eight others, including Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., are considering similar measures. Representative Thomas Conroy, Democrat of Wayland, has filed a bill in the Legislature that would give Massachusetts residents the right to say no to smart meters.


New antidepressant drug nearly identical to popular party drug
(NaturalNews) Drug giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J), whose pharmaceutical and medical device products have been implicated in dozens of major recalls throughout the past several years, has announced it will seek approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 11 new drugs by the year 2017.

Oxford University Press rips American psychiatry, reveals the following 13 examples of moral corruption and quackery
(NaturalNews) Michael Taylor, MD, of Oxford University Press has laid it on the line when it comes to the fraud, moral corruption and pure quackery of American psychiatry.

VIDEO: Imported U.S. Mac and Cheese Label: ‘Made from GM Wheat’
Activist Post - Is there more genetically modified wheat in the U.S. food supply than what we’ve been told about?... Now, a disturbing YouTube video has surfaced from sent in from the U.K. showing a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese imported from the U.S. with a label declaring the product is “made from genetically modified wheat”.

Start Sprouting to Receive up to 900% More Nutrition from Your Food
Natural Society - Much like microgreens, sprouts contain a considerable amount of nutrition compared to the fully grown counterparts. Consider these nutritional facts about some common sprouting beans, nuts and seeds...

Topically-Applied Broccoli Extract Found to Prevent Skin Cancer
Natural Society - Rarely do we think of applying vegetables to our skin for certain protections. Some research shows, however, that a certain compound in cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli) could reduce your risk of skin cancer when applied to your skin.

VIDEO: Woman Rejects Chemo, Overcomes Ovarian Cancer With Nutrition
NaturalSociety TV - Evita Ramparte was diagnosed with a serious case of ovarian cancer after a visit to the doctor revealed it was the concerning cause of her constant pain. Told that chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery were among her only options to ever recover, Ramparte was not convinced.

75 Percent of The World's Population Is Now Exposed To Coins Which Release Nickel and Cobalt Causing Allergies In Millions - Almost every Treasury in the world has introduced cheap nickel plated coins and alloys to cut costs without any consideration given to the potential health effects from allergies, eczema and skin disease related to nickel exposure such as contact dermatitis.

Skeletal Fluorosis: What Could Fluoride be Doing?
Natural Society - Skeletal fluorosis is at endemic levels in at least 25 countries around the world, an unfortunate result of consuming too much fluoride - a toxic chemical.

Science & Technology

Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico') - The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

Google Glass bans facial recognition
Telegraph - Controversial wearable computer Google Glass will not automatically recognise users' faces until privacy concerns are allayed, Google has said.

June 3, 2013 - Monday - Today in History:
1784 - The U.S. Congress formally created the United States Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress had created the Continental Army for purposes of common defense and this event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army.
1800 - John Adams moved to Washington, DC. He was the first President to live in what later became the capital of the United States.
1805 - A peace treaty between the U.S. and Tripoli was completed in the captain's cabin on board the USS Constitution.
1918 - The Finnish Parliament ratified its treaty with Germany.
1937 - The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson.
1938 - The German Reich voted to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."
1952 - A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea was put down by American troops.
1959 - The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
1965 - Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space walk" when he left the Gemini 4 capsule.
1989 - Chinese army troops positioned themselves to began a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square.
1999 - Slobodan Milosevic's government accepted an international peace plan concerning Kosovo. NATO announced that airstrikes would continue until 40,000 Serb forces were withdrawn from Kosovo.

World News

Israeli aircraft violate Lebanon airspace
Press TV - Five Israeli aircraft have penetrated the Lebanese airspace and flown over several areas of Lebanon in blatant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

Syria foils infiltration by militants
Press TV - The Syrian army has driven back a group of militants who were attempting to infiltrate Syria through the Lebanese border.

Militants torch NATO trucks in Pakistan
Press TV - Heavily armed militants in the troubled southwestern Pakistan have set fire to at least two NATO tankers carrying supplies to US-led forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

Libya: Gaddafi-linked assets worth $1bn 'in South Africa'
BBC - South African officials are investigating claims ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family stashed $1bn (£600m) in assets in the country.... Any assets belonging to him or his family are firmly considered by many Libyans as state-owned property that should be returned.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Turkey police brutality: Cops attack protesters, use gallons of tear gas
RT - The brutal suppression of a peaceful environmental sit-in in Istanbul ignited a nationwide protest against the Turkish government. Allegations of police crossing the line between keeping the order and oppression are mushrooming in the social media.

VIDEO: Infowars Reporters Confront Bilderberg Security
Paul Joseph Watson - Infowars reporters Paul Joseph Watson and Richard Reeves confronted Bilderberg’s security team at the Grove Hotel in Watford, site of this week’s secretive elitist confab, demanding to know why their reservations had been cancelled in apparent violation of UK law.

Russian nuke subs to patrol southern seas for first time since Soviet era
RT - Russia is planning to deploy nuclear ballistic missile submarines to the southern seas for the first time since a 20-year break that followed the collapse of the USSR, sources told Russian media.

‘Qaeda gunmen US private army in Syria’
Press TV - “Groups like the Mujahideen who fought during the Soviet War in Afghanistan, and later emerged as the Taliban and al-Qaeda were tools of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),” Gordon Duff, a senior editor at Veterans Today, told Press TV by phone on Saturday.

Israelis hold anti-occupation protest
Press TV - Protesters in Tel Aviv call for the Israeli regime’s withdrawal from the Palestinian territories it has occupied since 1967.

The drawdown diet: Marines steamed by loss of hot meal at Afghanistan base
NBC News - Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan will lose a key daily meal starting Saturday, causing some to forgo a hot breakfast and others to work six-plus hours without refueling on cooked food, according to Marines at the base and Marine Corps officials.

VIDEO: Thousands blockade European Central Bank in Frankfurt
RT - The entrance of the ECB is blocked by over 3,000 ‘Blockupy’ protesters in a march against austerity. ‘Blockupy’ has announced the coalition has “reached its first goal” of the day.

Pakistan may be next in line for an IMF bailout
AP - With foreign reserves diminishing fast, Pakistan is on the brink of an economic crisis that may force its new government to ask for an unpopular bailout from the International Monetary Fund requiring a sweeping overhaul of the country’s economy.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

UPDATE: US not to sign UN weapons treaty
Bloomberg - The U.S. won’t join the U.K., France and other major Western allies at the United Nations today to sign the first international treaty regulating the $85 billion a year global arms trade.

Court-martial trial for Bradley Manning over WikiLeaks starts Monday
RT - The United States Army private responsible for the biggest intelligence leak in US history will finally be tried in a military court starting Monday after more than three years of pretrial detainment.
* Related Article/Video: Worldwide protests...

IRS woes grow with report of conference spending
AP - The Internal Revenue Service, already under fire after officials disclosed that the agency targeted conservative groups, faces increased scrutiny because of an inspector general's report that it spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012.

VIDEO: Law men and elected officials "SHOCKED" by new evidence. Obama Birth credentials fraudulently and criminally fabricated! Biggest FRAUD in US History!
PPSIMMONS News - Carl Gallups reported he had a telephone conversation with Mike Zullo immediately after Mike made his public presentation at the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Convention in St. Charles, Missouri, on the morning of Saturday, June 1.

Citizens Grand Jury Indicts Holder For Perjury And Obstruction of Justice
PR Newswire - A Citizens Grand Jury has issued a criminal indictment charging Attorney General Eric Holder with testifying falsely to Congress over his role in issuing subpoenas to AP and Fox News reporters, his "Fast and Furious" gun-running scheme to Mexican drug dealers (which resulted in the death of an ICE Border Agent), and Benghazi. View Holder indictment.

Report: IRS Collecting Documents From 88 Employees as Part of Scandal Investigation
The Blaze - The agency is in the process of collecting the documents in order to comply with congressional requests. IRS officials missed a May 21 deadline to turn over information to the House Ways and Means Committee, reportedly because of the sheer amount of documents they needed to collect. They also missed a Friday deadline to answer 41 questions from the Senate Finance Committee.

Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd
Breitbart - This treaty is ostensibly aimed at putting an end to gun trafficking across international boundaries, and both Breitbart News and the NRA have argued that it will eventually require an international gun registry in order to be enforceable.... Even though Obama will sign this treaty, it is not enforceable in the U.S. until the Senate ratifies it by a two-thirds majority.

Drone Surveillance Contract Called Off by U.S. State Department
Bloomberg - The U.S. State Department canceled its $1 billion surveillance drone competition, saying none of the proposals met its requirements, according to the U.S. government’s Federal Business Opportunities website.

5-year-old Interrogated By School Over Toy Cap Gun Until He Wet Himself With Fear
Steve Watson - The Washington Post reports that the five-year-old from Dowell Elementary School in Lusby, Maryland was questioned by school officials for over two hours after he showed a friend his cowboy-style cap gun on the way to school.


Taxpayer dollars used by U.S. government to promote GMOs in other countries
(NaturalNews) Not content to allow Monsanto to poison Americans, the U.S. government is using your tax dollars to promote the bio-ag giant's genetically modified food crops overseas as well, according to a new report.

Congressional research: cost of tax breaks $12 trillion, benefits mostly rich
Huffington Post - The top ten U.S. tax deductions, credits and exclusions will keep $12 trillion out of federal government coffers over the next decade, and several of them mainly benefit the wealthiest Americans, a new study from the Congressional Budget Office shows.

Veteran News

Sleep deprivation in the military: Modafinil and the arms race for soldiers without fatigue - All over the world, scientists are experimenting on soldiers to keep them awake beyond the limits of normal endurance. Researchers are engineering, and militaries are deploying, chemically enhanced troops. Of all the superpowers we’ve imagined, the one that has turned out to be most attainable—so attainable we’re already using it—is the ability to go without sleep.

Thank you for your Service – Navy reservist evicted from home while on active duty - In his absence, while PO Worrell was serving his country, Emigrant Bank unlawfully evicted the Worrell’s from their home – violating a court ordered stay that was in place while the appeal was pending in federal court.

VIDEO: ‘US military sexual assaults a massive problem’
Press TV - Sexual assaults in the U.S. military is “a massive, massive problem”, but those who commit such assaults are never prosecuted and “the abuse will continue”, says Stephen Lendman, American writer, radio host, and columnist at Veterans Today.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Second strike: Several tornados sweep Oklahoma, 1 repeating fatal EF5 Moore twister route (PHOTOS)
RT - Multiple twisters have ripped through Oklahoma City and metropolitan area during rush hour on Friday evening, killing ten people, including 2 children. One tornado repeated the route of the Moore twister which killed 23 just 12 days ago.

Thousands evacuated as huge wildfires roar uncontained in California, New Mexico (PHOTOS)
RT - Some 2,000 homes have been evacuated in Southern California as firefighters struggle to contain tens of thousands of acres of wildfire amid extremely hot, dry and windy weather. Two major blazes in New Mexico have also spiraled out of control.


Flu Vax Causes 5.5 Times More Respiratory Infections
Gaia Health - The utter absurdity of vaccination ‘science’ is revealed in this study. It claims a flu vaccine results in less disease risk because it causes antibodies to develop, in spite of not reducing the likelihood of contracting the disease and also resulting in 5.5 times more incidents of similar diseases!

Gingko Biloba: A 'Living Fossil' With Life-Extending Properties
Green Med Info - Those interested in learning how to enhance their longevity may want to look to Gingko Biloba, whose very existence today as a "living fossil" speaks volumes to its ability to survive conditions that would otherwise kill or dramatically shorten the lifespan of most other species.

Top 5 Alkaline Foods and Why You Should Care
Natural Society - We’ve all heard the term pH balance before, but do you know what it actually means? The pH scale is one that measures the acidity or alkalinity of something. In the case of alkaline foods, we are concerned with the pH of your body. Eating certain foods may affect this measurement, which can lead to several potentially negative health effects.

4 Medicinal Uses of Peppermint
Natural Society - While there are truly many uses of peppermint as a healer, here is a focus on just a few of the more established healing properties of the mint.

Spinach Helps Fine-Tune Physical Fitness, Develop Muscular Strength
Natural Society - Researchers with the Karolinska Institutet of Sweden once again have found that spinach could help develop muscle strength and fitness levels.

Our Gut is our 'Second Brain': It Affects Mood and Health More than You Know
Natural Society - There are millions of neurons lining your gut almost as extensively as in your brain that profoundly affect your mood and overall health.... Did you also know that the gut produces more serotonin, the well-known happy hormone, than the brain does? 95% of all serotonin lives in the gut, not in the head.

Science & Technology

Google Is Ordered To Give Private Customer Data To The FBI
Guardian - A US judge has ordered Google to comply with FBI secret demands for customer data, despite earlier ruling the warrantless orders unconstitutional.

Yahoo Tells Users: Let Us Read Your Emails or -- Goodbye! - As of June 1, all Yahoo email users are required to upgrade to the company's newest platform, which allows Yahoo to scan and analyze every email they write or receive.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Best Staple Crops for Food Self-Sufficiency
Mother Earth News - You can fill your pantry and boost your food security by growing space-efficient, calorie-rich staple crops that return high yields and store easily sans fossil fuels. Get the skinny on our top 10 staple crops for the home grower, including grains, winter squash, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Try Growing Gluten-Free Grains in the Garden instead of wheat.

Pet News

What to Do Immediately If Your Dog Has a "Spinal Cord Stroke" - All you need to know including what causes this condition, Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment and Care & much more...

Diacetyl in Pet Food Flavorings?
Susan Thixton - New information provided to tells us the chemical diacetyl is a common flavor additive in many pet food ingredients. Diacetyl is the flavor additive linked to 'popcorn lung'; commonly used in microwave popcorn.

The Feather Meal Fluff
Susan Thixton - There is a new pet food ingredient heading our way...feather meal. The pitch to consumers and veterinarians has begun. Brace yourself, feather meal might be coming to a pet food near you very soon.




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