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JUNE 2014

Monday - June 30, 2014 - Today In History:
1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train.
1908 - A meteor explosion in Siberia knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius and struck people unconscious some 40 miles away.
1913 - Fighting broke out between Bulgaria and Greece and Spain. It was the beginning of the Second Balkan War.
1915 - During World War I, the Second Battle Artois ended when the French failed to take Vimy Ridge.
1921 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding appointed former President William Howard Taft chief justice of the United States.
1934 - Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long Knives."
1936 - Margaret Mitchell’s book, "Gone with the Wind," was published.
1950 - U.S. President Harry Truman ordered U.S. troops into Korea and authorizes the draft.
1951 - On orders from Washington, General Matthew Ridgeway broadcasts that the United Nations was willing to discuss an armistice with North Korea.
1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.
1958 - The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.
1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government could not prevent the Washington Post or the New York Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers.
1971 - The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth. The three cosmonauts were found dead inside.
1971 - The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. The amendment lowered the minimum voting age to 18.
1977 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced his opposition to the B-1 bomber.
1986 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.
1994 - The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
1998 - Officials confirmed that the remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.
2000 - U.S. President Clinton signed the E-Signature bill to give the same legal validity to an electronic signature as a signature in pen and ink.
2004 - The international Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit. The craft had been on a nearly seven-year journey.

World News

Russian Jets and Experts Sent to Iraq to Aid Army
NY Times - Iraqi government officials said Sunday that Russian experts had arrived in Iraq to help the army get 12 new Russian warplanes into the fight against Sunni extremists, while the extremists declared their leader the caliph, or absolute ruler, of all jihadi organizations worldwide.

ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East, 'new era of international jihad'
RT - SIS jihadists have declared the captured territories from Iraq's Diyala province to Syria's Aleppo a new Islamic State - a ‘caliphate.' They removed 'Iraq and the Levant' from their name and urged other radical Sunni groups to pledge their allegiance.

USS Bataan with 1,000 marines to Join Six Other Warships in the Persian Gulf
Breitbart - CNN is reporting that the USS Bataan is being sent to the Persian Gulf with 1,000 marines on board. There is no word of a planned invasion.

Pentagon Admits Armed Drones Flying Over Baghdad; Top Shiite Cleric Joins US Calling For Maliki Ouster
Zero Hedge - CBS just reported, a Pentagon official has officially confirmed that the US is now flying armed drones over Baghdad. "The flights, which are not round the clock, are for the protection of the embassy and are not the precursor to air strikes" according to the same source.

Turkey Ready To Accept Kurdish State in Northern Iraq
StratRisks - Turkey’s ruling party has indicated that it is ready to accept an independent Kurdish state in what is currently northern Iraq following the charge of Islamist militants through the country’s northern regions.

5 facts you need to know about Ukraine-EU trade deal
RT - Ukraine has signed the European Trade Association Agreement, the document that sent the country into a political frenzy when not signed eight months ago to this day. RT gives you the basics on how this will affect the economy of both from here on out.

The European Union prepares the 'solidarity clause' framework for military use against citizens
StratRisks - “On Tuesday, the representatives of the EU Member States in the Council adopted a decision on the so-called ‘solidarity clause’. Were a disaster or a loosely defined crisis to occur, the organs of the European Union would be obliged to assist using all the instruments at their disposal. This includes military resources”, warned Member of the Bundestag Andrej Hunko.

Hong Kong prepares for mass protest against Beijing control
The Guardian - Organizers expect 500,000 at rally as residents call for say in choice of chief executive and activists hold unofficial referendum.

China plans investment bank to break World Bank dominance
RT - China is moving forward with a plan to create its own version of the World Bank, which will rival institutions that are under the sway of the US and the West. The bank will start with $100 billion in capital.

Spain To Create Tax On Bank Deposits
Zero Hedge - It was a little over a year ago, just as the Cyprus deposit confiscation aka "bail in" was taking place, when we asked, rhetorically, if "Spain is preparing for its own deposit levy" when an announcement by Spain's Finance Minister, Montoro, hinted at the imminent arrival of just that.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Calls in U.S. Congress for refugee status for Central American kids
(Reuters) - Some leading members of the U.S. Congress are calling on the Obama administration to consider launching an emergency refugee program for Central American children as one way to address a rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis at the southern border with Mexico.

Sheriff Joe to Obama: Deploy U.S. military to Mexico
WND - “If we are worried about the danger, then I would send the military across the border, work with their military bilaterally and get the job done,” said Arpaio. “That’s what I would do and we’d clean up this mess.”

Do Children Matter?
Lew Rockwell Blog - It is nauseating listening to Washington, D.C. politicos pretending that they have any humane concern for the fate of some 52,000 children who have entered the U.S. – illegally – from Central America. To politicians, children are but one of numerous abstractions to be exploited on behalf of power ambitions.

YouTube: Proof Obama Admin Paid Sandy Hook Hoax Participants $27+ Million
These people are totally exposed...there is no reason why they should be receiving these large sums of money from the government for a supposed crime..

Obama ignores Boehner’s lawsuit threat: ‘I’ll keep taking actions on my own’
Washington Times - Seemingly unfazed by the threat of a lawsuit, President Obama on Saturday vowed to press on and use executive actions wherever and whenever possible.

Border Patrol Union VP: CDC ‘had no interest in’ Immigrant Influx Harboring Disease
Prison - Another government agency stands down. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is uninterested in helping the U.S. Border Patrol contain disease brought into the country along with the surge of illegal immigrants, they told a union representative.

Mexican officials deny helicopter flew into Arizona and blame shooting on drug smugglers
Daily Mail - Mexican officials have denied one of their helicopters flew into Arizona on Thursday, and blamed the gunfire on the drug smugglers they were tracking. The U.S. had claimed earlier this week that the Mexican helicopter had crossed into Tucson and fired at two agents before going back across the border.

Border Patrol Agent: ‘If the Administration Says This Isn’t Amnesty, Don’t Believe Them’
CNS News - Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said the Obama administration is largely to blame for waves of illegal immigrants that have been flooding the Southwest U.S. border since February, saying the government opened the door for the crisis by making it “clear they’re not going to deport people.”

Pelosi on the Border: We Have to Use This 'Crisis' as an 'Opportunity'
Breitbart - Saturday at a press conference from the Rio Grande Valley, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed her tour of a border holding facility and addressed the humanitarian crisis of thousands unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, which she called a "humanitarian opportunity."
* Related: Pelosi Heads to Southern Border for Photo Op with Children...

Red Cross: How We Spent Sandy Money Is a ‘Trade Secret’
Pro Publica - Just how badly does the American Red Cross want to keep secret how it raised and spent over $300 million after Hurricane Sandy? The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request we filed with New York state, arguing that information about its Sandy activities is a "trade secret."

‘Sneak & peek’ warrants allow police to secretly enter homes without notice
Police State USA - A little-known police tactic allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, and then leave quietly without notifying the homeowner. These searches, affectionately known as “sneak and peek” warrants, have been performed at a rapidly rising rate since 9/11.

Oregon Celebrates Independence Day with forcible DNA collection by police
Police State USA - In Oregon, and many other states, drivers that are suspected by police of driving under the influence are presented with a choice: submit to a Breathalyzer search or lose your driver’s license for a year.

Georgia Deputy Surprises us all by Respecting Constitution
PINAC - It started off with a federal protective service officer pulling up to Jeff Gray in a patrol car for taking pictures from a public sidewalk outside the Moody Air Force Base in Georgia Monday.

Father Faces Child Endangerment Charges After Son Skips Church
Mikael Thalen - According to reports, eight-year-old Justin Williamson chose not to board a Woodville Baptist Church van with his siblings and instead decided to play outside without informing his father.

SLC Police Chief Burbank addresses dog shooting incident - Hundreds of people are expected to rally outside the Salt Lake City Police Department, angry that an officer shot and killed a neighbor’s dog. Nine days after the incident, police chief Chris Burbank addressed the community for the first time.
* Related: Salt Lake City cop shoots man’s dog during warrantless search

Two juveniles left locked in holding cell for 3 nights without food, water, or lights
Police State USA - Will the government be held to the same standards as parents when it comes to child neglect? Two juveniles were left locked in a bare courthouse holding cell for 3 straight nights with no food, no water, no lights, no toilet paper, and no supervision.

GMO Labeling in Massachusetts: 142 of 195 Legislators Support GMO Labeling
Natural Society - The Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) has done a tremendous amount of work and donated a tremendous amount of money to get their way in terms of GMO labeling, but with overwhelming support for a GMO labeling bill up for a vote soon in Massachusetts, consumers just might finally get their way.

Economy & Business

California Governor Grants Bitcoin ‘Legal Money’ Status - The 39th Governor of California Jerry Brown has officially signed Assembly Bill 129, the measure that sought to grant bitcoin and other digital currencies ‘legal money’ status, into law, Reuters reports.

Illegals Bankrupting Small Towns in Border States
JON BOWNE - Small towns and counties in states bordering Mexico are drowning in debt due to the swarm of illegals stealing and destroying property, requiring expensive medical care and needing proper burials, all of which the federal government has largely refused to pay for.

Study: All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants
National Review - According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal.

Energy & Environment

Breaking - Spokane City Council rebels against bee-killing pesticide and votes to ban neonicotinoids
(NaturalNews) Another positive step in protecting bees has been taken, this time by the Spokane City Council. It will now be illegal for the City of Spokane to purchase or use neonicotinoid insecticides, such as RoundUp Ready.

Tyson Foods dumps more than 18 million pounds of toxic chemicals into America's waterways each year
(NaturalNews) Our most precious natural resource, clean water, is threatened by the continued environmental release of toxic chemicals from heavy industry, which includes the factory food industry.

Fukushima radiation tested for along Oregon coast
Press TV - Three years after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Japan and caused radiation-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant to enter the Pacific Ocean, conservationists along the US Pacific coast are worried.

Radiation spikes at the New Mexico WIPP nuclear facility — Hits highest levels since initial hours of radioactive release in February
ENENews - Document link removed from official website — Gov’t analyzing samples for “potential impact on human health”.

Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward Holds Public Forum on Geo-Engineering, Weather Modification
Activist Post - Senator Ward and the ADEQ representatives repeatedly told attendees that they have no jurisdiction over chemical spraying whether it was happening or not. In a video of the meeting the frustration from citizens is easily seen.

Science & Technology

Googlebot: Search giant to start selling humanoid robot
Daily Mail - It recently won a military 'robo-olympics' - but Google has revealed the machine is being pulled from future rounds of the contest so it can be developed into the firm's first commercial robot.

Diverse Groups Fly Airship Over NSA’s Utah Data Center to Protest Illegal Spying
EFF - The environmental campaigning group Greenpeace, digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) joined forces today to fly an airship over the NSA's data center in Utah to protest the government's illegal mass surveillance program.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

U.S. FDA seeks ideas for nanotech use in livestock feed
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening the door for livestock feed manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to roll out nanotechnology products that could make animals gain weight faster or absorb medications more quickly.

FDA Driving Illinois Raw Milk Regulations - Next month, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is scheduled to introduce in the Illinois Register proposed regulations on the production and sale of raw milk in the state–regulations that a number of Illinois raw milk producers believe could put them out of business.

New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada - The study, Gardeners Beware 2014, shows that 36 out of 71 (51 percent) of garden plant samples purchased at top garden retailers in 18 cities in the United States and Canada contain neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides -- a key contributor to recent bee declines.


Yogurt buyers beware: 'All Natural' yogurt products found to contain aspartame and artificial colors
(NaturalNews) If you're buying so-called "All Natural" yogurt sold at the grocery store, you might assume the phrase means the product contains nothing artificial or synthetic. After all, that's the definition of "all natural." But food marketing companies can get pretty sneaky about using the term. They know the FDA doesn't regulate "all natural" claims,

Carrots contain compounds that boost vision, prevent cognitive decline and more
(NaturalNews) The carrot is native to Europe and southwestern Asia, but has been cultivated worldwide for over 2,000 years. It bears a crunchy taproot that is usually orange in color, but can also be purple, red, white or yellow.

GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Finds
Green Med Info - Now, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism... is shedding light on a possible explanation for why insulin treatment may accelerate morbidity and mortality in type 2 diabetics.

Confirmed: Flaxseed Contains 'Estrogens' That Regress Cancer
Green Med Info - Flaxseed's role in breast cancer is one of the more compelling areas of research, considering this is the #1 form of cancer afflicting women today, and that most women still equate "prevention" with subjecting themselves to annual breast screenings involving highly carcinogenic 30 kVp gamma rays.
* Related: How X-Ray Mammography Is Accelerating The Epidemic of Cancer

New Study: US Health Care Ranks Dead Last Among Developed Countries
Off the Grid News - Even though America has the most expensive health care system in the world, the United States ranked last in a study of health care in 11 developed nations.

7 Reasons To Stop Eating Bread - Bread is almost sacred in many cultures and society, but processed breads today are not what they were forty years ago. More than 70 percent of people who eliminate bread cold turkey experience an immediate weight loss within the first two weeks.

10 Things You Should Know About Lyme Disease - If you’ve been diagnosed with anything from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Lupus, or any number of other autoimmune diseases – don’t rule out Lyme disease, even if your test was negative.

Friday - June 27, 2014 - Today In History:
1847 - New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.
1893 - The New York stock market crashed. By the end of the year 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.
1924 - Democrats offered Mrs. Leroy Springs for vice presidential nomination. She was the first woman considered for the job.
1927 - The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.
1929 - Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for transmitting television pictures.
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.
1967 - The world's first cash dispenser was installed at Barclays Bank in Enfield, England. The device was invented by John Sheppard-Barron. The machine operated on a voucher system and the maximum withdrawal was $28.
1967 - Two hundred people were arrested during a race riot in Buffalo, NY.
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.
1984 - The FCC moved to deregulate U.S. commercial TV by lifting most programming requirements and ending day-part restrictions on advertising.
1985 - Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System.
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 - An English woman was impregnated with her dead husband's sperm after two-year legal battle over her right to the sperm.
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.
2011 - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted by a federal jury in Chicago of corruption. (He was later sentenced to 14 years in prison.)

Special Item Of Interest

A United Nations weapons enforcement vehicle was recently spotted in the U.S. - Real or not? You Decide!!
KENTUCKY/TENNESSEE BORDER (INTELLIHUB) — A recent posting on First Southern Brigades Facebook page. Some fear martial law.
* For those of you that do Facebook: Here is the direct link.

World News

Russian jets to aid the fight against Sunni rebels in Iraq – PM Maliki
RT - Jets from Russia and Belarus will hopefully make a key difference in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, the country’s Prime Minister Nouri Maliki said. He expressed regrets over Iraq's contract with the US, saying their jets are taking too long to arrive.

Ukraine and EU sign free trade zone deal
RT - Ukraine has signed the economic part of the Association agreement with the EU, with Georgia and Moldova also joining the pact, even though big economic risks lie ahead.

VIDEO: Thousands flee Ukraine for Russia amid violence
Press TV - Several towns in eastern Ukraine have suffered daily shelling and violent clashes between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian forces in recent weeks. Media reports say at least 5,000 people had fled the conflict zone by Thursday evening.

GM Food Safety Study Reignites Call to Overhaul Canada’s Regulations
Activist Post - The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) is calling on Health Canada to place a moratorium on approving new genetically modified (GM) foods, to re-evaluate the safety of GM foods already on the market, and to initiate a complete overhaul of the regulatory system.

Obama Asks For $500 Million To Equip Syrian Rebels As The ISIS Juggernaut In Iraq Spreads
Zero Hedge - Perhaps confirming this, is the report from Reuters that overnight ISIS continued it southern creep toward Baghdad, and has now reached a town that is just an hour from Baghdad which is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, "another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital."

Turkey’s “200 Tons Of Secret Gold” Trade With Iran: The Biggest, Most Bizarre Money Laundering Scheme Ever?
Zero Hedge - The topic of Turkey’s Oil-for-Gold ‘deals’ has not been far from our thoughts over the last few years but as Bloomberg reports, after accessing a report leaked on March 14 of a network that spanned Turkey, China, Dubai and Iran, the plot reveals “one of the most complex illicit finance schemes [prosecutors] have seen.”

Bank Runs in Bulgaria
Blacklisted News - The financial system is simply imploding because those running the affairs of government are more concerned about retaining power than providing economic stability.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Gohmert and Flores Propose $1M Bounty for Lerner E-mails
National Review - They’ve filed the Identify and Recover Sent Emails Act, which, if passed, would award $500,000 to anyone with “pertinent information sufficient for prosecution” of anyone involved in the destruction of Lerner’s e-mails or a cool $1 million to anyone who can recover the e-mails outright. How is the sizeable bounty to be funded? From the IRS budget.

Dems block GOP bills to verify status, block tax credits to illegal immigrants
The Blaze - enate Democrats blocked Republicans on Thursday from passing two bills that would require companies to verify the legal status of people before they hire them, and stop the government from handing out child tax credits to illegal immigrants.

This Is a ‘Cheat Sheet’ Found at the Border to Coach Illegals on How to Stay in the U.S.
The Blaze - U.S. law enforcement officials have been finding “cheat sheets” along the border used by illegal immigrants to try to stay in the United States and not get deported after they’ve been caught.

Nancy Pelosi to travel to border, meet detained minors
Politico - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country. The California Democrat will also meet with a group of children held at the South Texas Detention Facility.

New York to Issue ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants
Bloomberg - New York City’s 500,000 undocumented immigrants will be able to open bank accounts, visit libraries and use medical clinics, thanks to an official municipal identification card approved by the City Council.

Abandoned Wal-Mart Considered as Feds Explore Immigrant Shelter Options
Adan Salazar - Feds look more than 1,500 miles inland to warehouse with leaky roof. The proposal is not without opposition, however. The town’s supervisor, a New York congressman and residents all say it’s a terrible idea.

Anti-Amnesty Group Asks Americans To Mail ‘Gently Used Underwear’ To Obama, Boehner
(CBSDC) - The anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol.

22 Quotes That Lay Out The Elite’s Agenda - “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.” Strobe Talbot, President Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992....

Highest Court: Obama Violated Constitution with Recess Appointments
Kurt Nimmo - The Supreme Court has attempted to restore balance to the presidency by ruling that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he skirted the Senate and made recess appointments in 2012.

‘Virtually Crime Free’ County in Florida Gets MRAP Armored Vehicle
Paul Joseph Watson - Walton County Sheriff’s Officer Mike Adkinson denied that the purchase of the vehicle was an attempt to militarize the police department, adding that he wouldn’t let public opinion get in the way of the “safety” of his colleagues.

Police/DHS Are Entering Kid's Irises Into A NATIONAL DATABASE
MassPrivatei - The department has been using the iris scanning program for years among the county's seniors where thousands of adults with Alzheimer's or dementia have been scanned. The program has been used among children at fairs and community events, but for the first time the sheriff brought the program to a Worcester public school.

TSA to Raise Groping Fees Charged to Passengers
Kit Daniels - The Transportation Security Administration will raise fees added to airline ticket prices which offset the costs for performing body scans and pat downs, all while the federal government encourages illegals to freely cross America’s largely unguarded borders.

Nanny State Suffers a Blow in New York: Court Overturns Soda Ban
Kurt Nimmo - The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, has overturned a ban on the sale of large soda imposed at the behest of Michael Bloomberg in 2012, who said the law was a response to childhood obesity.

Science & Technology

Confirmation That The Earth’s Magnetic Pole Is Moving Towards Siberia
The Daily Sheeple - Early data seems to confirm that the North Pole is moving towards Siberia and that the rate of movement is accelerating. What scientists cannot agree on is how soon the poles will flip. Some believe that it could happen soon, within a decade or so, others that we are thousands of years away from such an event.

The Military Is About to Get New Spy Glasses - The glasses, called simply the X6, are from San Francisco-based Osterhout Design Group. They look like the lovechild of Google Glass and the Oculus Rift, providing more information to the wearer than the small window on Google’s much-maligned headset but not obstructing vision like the Oculus Rift. (Admittedly, for spy glasses, they lack a certain subtlety.)

Video: Google Conference Interrupted By ‘Killer Robots’ Protest
Steve Watson - Google’s biggest event of the year was interrupted yesterday by a protester who wished to raise concern over the development of autonomous robots, a movement Google is now deeply engaged with.... The protester [...] shouted toward the stage “You all work for a totalitarian company that builds machines that kill people!”

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Gardening Provides Many Health Benefits, Including Moderate to High Intensity Exercise
Dr. Mercola - A previous CNN Health1 article lists a number of the health benefits associated with gardening, spanning from stress relief to improved brain health, better nutrition and, of course, exercise.

Tell EPA to stop the flood of toxic herbicide 2,4-D: comments due by Monday, June 30 - What’s wrong with genetically engineered crops? There’s a long list of problems, from corporate control of our seed supply to unknown human health effects.


Silver nanoparticle solutions can treat difficult mouth infections
(NaturalNews) The monetary value of silver pales in comparison to gold, but silver's medicinal value cannot be beaten when it comes to fighting off infections. In an emergency situation, colloidal silver is not only more valuable than a stash of gold but also more powerful than the medical system's gold standard method of treatment -- antibiotics.

Shed those unwanted pounds with all-natural coconut oil
(NaturalNews) According to a 2002 study published in The Journal of Nutrition, MCFAs not only increase energy expenditure but also help promote healthy weight control when consumed in placed of LCFAs. In other words, replacing unhealthy vegetable oils from things like soy and canola with coconut oil can have a profound effect on energy, blood sugar and, ultimately, weight control.

Four solid reasons to avoid Starbucks
(NaturalNews) Undoubtedly, Starbucks is a coffee Kingpin, which boasts the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, with 23,187 stores in 64 countries, and annual sales of $14.9 billion, while CEO Howard Schultz is worth a whooping $1.6 billion. Although statistically impressive at first glance, an important question remains: are Starbucks food and beverage offerings high quality and healthy?

Hospitals conduct unnecessary medical screenings purely for profit, not medical need
(NaturalNews) HealthFair performs what they refer to as "preventive mobile health screening services," operating out of a van parked outside places frequented by large and diverse groups of people, including grocery stores and churches. Medical professionals have warned about the consequences of heavily marketed broad health screenings, including possible overtreatments, "false positives" and unnecessary spending.

Studies: what your ear can tell you about your heart health
(NaturalNews) What has the ear got to do with heart health? There is research to suggest a crease in one's earlobe, also known as the "Frank's sign", can have predictive value when it comes to coronary artery disease (CAD)

Sign this petition to protect children against inhumane forced vaccinations
(NaturalNews) Denying a young girl public education, barring her from interacting with her peers -- this is what the New York City Board of Education decided to do to a young kindergartener named Mary when her mother refused to subject her to the state's entire list of recommended vaccinations.

Natural, effective ways to repel mosquitoes
(NaturalNews) This time of year, it's difficult to go anywhere outside without the familiar high-pitched buzz of mosquitoes becoming a part of the routine. Noise aside, it's often the resulting red bump and incessant itchiness that is frustrating.

Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her
Bloomberg - You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores. That’s because some hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify those most likely to get sick, so the hospitals can intervene before they do.

Lycopene Matches Statins in Improving Blood Vessel Function
Green Med Info - We've known for decades that cardiovascular disease is notably lower in southern Europe especially compared to the U.S. The Mediterranean diet, consisting of more fruits, vegetables, and olive oil, usually gets the credit.... Now researchers have identified a key nutrient in the Mediterranean diet that deserves special mention.

Vaccines: Child Consent Agenda Pushes Forward
Green Med Info - Two U.S. states already have laws allowing children to consent to vaccines -- CA and NC -- and this could become a trend around the country, as more state legislatures, TX and NY to be specific, have introduced similar bills. Now, New York legislators are revising their prior attempt with House Bill A497, which would allow children to consent to vaccination, a procedure that comes with a risk of permanent disability and death.

12 Health Benefits of Lemon Water: A Simple Health Tonic
Natural Society - Drinking warm lemon water is a simple healthy habit anyone can adopt in an instant. Here are just 12 health benefits of drinking lemon water.

Pet News

Big Error Found in University Pet Food Study
Susan Thixton - Warnings were all over the news advising consumers to ONLY feed their pet a meal balanced by a board certified nutritionist (otherwise known as commercial pet food) – based on this ‘study’. Well…as it turns out, the study appears to have a significant error (…I believe more than one).

How to Rescue an Animal from a 'Rescue' Shelter
Activist Post - If you question a "no-kill" shelter long enough, you'll find out that a better slogan might be "We don't do the actual killing, but we'll send it to a place that will." Warm fuzzies. Is that what we call a rescue? Of course, they will try to find a home, but the animal - if even deemed "acceptable" - has a rapidly approaching death row date.


25 Characteristics You May Find In Those Who Are Awakening - There is no doubt the Earth is evolving spiritually. People are experiencing intense changes within their life, work, behaviors and personal relationships. Many are awakening at a rate that can only be described as phenomenal. So how do we know if we a

Thursday - June 26, 2014 - Today In History:
1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the mouth of the Kansas River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.
1844 - John Tyler took Julia Gardiner as his bride, thus becoming the first U.S. President to marry while in office.
1870 - The first section of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, was opened to the public.
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.
1917 - General John "Black Jack" Pershing arrived in France with the American Expeditionary Force.
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.
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.
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 upheld state laws that allow for a ban on doctor-assisted suicides.
2003 - The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, struck down state bans on gay sex.
2003 - Strom Thurmond, the second longest-serving senator in U.S. history, died in Edgefield, S.C., at age 100.
2008 - The Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in the District of Columbia as it affirmed, 5-4, an individual right to gun ownership.

World News

NATO pledges new funding for Ukrainian military
RT - NATO has endorsed new funding for Ukraine's defense in the form of “trust funds” to help with logistics and cyber defense, as well as command and control, according to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

ISIL militants well-funded: UN envoy
Press TV - “In terms of financing and the flow of vehicles and weapons that ISIL possesses, clearly the organization is quite well-funded,” Nickolay Mladenov, the special representative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for Iraq, said on Wednesday.

CIA devil dolls aim to delegitimize jihad: Analyst
Press TV - The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is developing devil dolls in an attempt to delegitimize Muslim countries’ defense of their territories, an analyst writs for Press TV.

US Claims Syria Launches Airstrikes In Iraq
Brandon Turbeville - Coming just days after an Israeli airstrike against Syrian military positions under apparently false pretext, US sources claim that Syria has launched cross border strikes against ISIS positions inside Iraq.

ISIS supporters vow to avenge any US airstrike in Iraq
RT -Supporters of Sunni Islamists waging a campaign of terror across Iraq have vowed that any US airstrikes against its fighters will be met with attacks on Americans. The group has also threated to commandeer its own Air Force as Iraq risks disintegrating.

Ukraine's funeral if they sign EU trade deal - Putin economic aide
RT - “For Ukraine, signing the agreement is economic suicide,” Sergey Glazyev, an economic aide to Russian President Putin said, warning of a sharp currency devaluation, soaring inflation, and lower living standards.

EU Punishes Thailand for Ousting Mass Murdering Dictator
Tony Cartalucci - AFP reported in an article titled, “EU raps Thailand on coup, cuts official contacts,” that:
European Union foreign ministers on Monday condemned the military takeover in Thailand and agreed punitive measures to back up calls for an urgent return to democratic rule.

British Police Use Fake Town to Prep For Riots
Paul Joseph Watson - British police are utilizing a fake town in Kent to prepare for riots staged by “angry mobs,” an indication that authorities are still nervous about social disorder three years after mass riots rocked the UK.

Red Heifer Discovered! – Major Obstacle To The Rebuilding Of The Jewish Temple Removed
American Dream - Up until now, one of the major barriers to the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem has been the lack of a red heifer. A qualified red heifer has not been seen in the land of Israel for nearly two thousand years, and without one it would not be possible to resume Temple worship.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

UC Professor: Immigration Influx is About ‘Re-Education’ of Society
Paul Joseph Watson - University of California Professor Darrell Y. Hamamoto warns that the influx of illegal immigrants into the United States is part of a plan to create a new underclass of people who can be re-educated in order to create a subservient underclass.

Swine Flu Confirmed at Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors
Breitbart - A spokesperson from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the sick child is at the Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, according to KRGV. 2,000 H1N1 vaccinations are being brought to the air base, where more than 1,000 illegal immigrant minors are currently staying.

10 Facts About The SWATification Of America That Everyone Should Know
American Dream - The number of SWAT team raids in the United States every year is now more than 25 times higher than it was back in 1980. As America has conducted wars overseas in recent years, our police forces have become increasingly militarized as well. And without a doubt, many of our cities have become much more dangerous places.

Chinese millionaire's flashy stunt to feed NYC homeless ends in chaos
RT - An unusual event sponsored by an uber-wealthy Chinese tycoon to feed New York City’s homeless and gift them hundreds of dollars took place as promised on Wednesday, though not without a fair amount of chaos.

Boehner plans to sue Obama over executive authority
McClatchy - House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that he plans to sue President Barack Obama over what he perceives as presidential overreach of executive authority.

Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator
(AP) -- Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit involving a Republican senator in 2012.

Growing Chorus Blaming Obama for Facilitating Immigrant Influx
Adan Salazar - Staunch immigration critic Sen. Jeff Sessions labeled the flood “a completely preventable humanitarian crisis” in a piece earlier this month, calling the Obama administration’s refusal to enforce the law a “sustained and deliberate campaign to dismantle immigration enforcement.”

VIDEO: Sandy Hook was false flag operation to promote anti-gun agenda: James Fetzer
Press TV - James H. Fetzer, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

Supreme Court Ruling: Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Without A Warrant
Ben Swann - In a colossal decision favoring digital privacy, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled 9-0 Wednesday that “police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested” due to the immense amount of private information now commonly contained on cell phones.

Election News

David Brat Ousts Lew Rockwell Libertarian As Campaign Manager; Will Be Replaced With Cantor Operative
Economic Policy Journal - David Brat campaign manager Zachary Werrell, who is a fan of Lew Rockwell, the Mises Institue and Ron Paul and who engineered the stunning victory of David Brat over former House majority leader, Eric Cantor, will be ousted as Brat's campaign manager, for the general election.

Economy & Business

House passes bill to weaken Dodd-Frank and help Wall Street, Koch brothers
RT - The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to water down key parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, weakening the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s power to regulate derivatives. The resulting bill helps big banks and the Koch brothers.

GDP Disaster: Final Q1 GDP Crashes To -2.9%, Lowest Since 2009, Far Below The Worst Expectations
Zero Hedge - Remember when in January 2014, Q1 GDP was expected to rise 2.6%? Well, here comes the final Q1 GDP revision and it’s a doozy: at -2.9%, far below the -1.8% expected and well below the -1.0% second revision, it is an absolute disaster, and is the worst print since Q1 2009.

Stone Cold Proof That Government Economic Numbers Are Being Highly Manipulated
Economic Collapse - For a long time, many have suspected that they were being manipulated, and as you will see below we now have stone cold proof that this is indeed the case.

Housing Market

HOA Threatens Homeowner With Fines and Foreclosure…Over a Flag
The Daily Sheeple - A Florida HOA sent a letter to a resident of their community, stating that he owes $8000 in fees and threatening him with a foreclosure lien on his home – over the American flag he placed in a flower pot on his porch. Larry Murphee lives in the Sweetwater community in Jacksonville, Florida. He’s been battling his friendly neighborhood HOA over the flag for more than two years.

Energy & Environment

House votes to expedite US natural gas exports
RT - The bill, which passed on Wednesday by a comfortable margin of 266-150, would allow for liquified natural gas (LNG) exports to non-Free Trade Agreement countries – including Ukraine – to be expedited. The legislation requires the US Department of Energy to clear applications within 30 days, following an environmental review of LNG infrastructure.

Science & Technology

DHS biometric program gets $250 million from Senate
RT - A Senate subcommittee this week approved a request from the United States Department of Homeland Security for nearly a quarter-of-a-billion dollars to be used on a state-of-the-art biometric system. On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on DHS green-lighted more than $47 billion to go towards the agency as part of a request made for funding in fiscal year 2015.

Digital dashboards: Google unveils voice-enabled Android Auto interface
RT - Google has officially entered the world of car technology, unveiling its Android Auto interface on Wednesday. Using an Android smartphone as the brain, the new system will turn dashboards into mobile devices that can be fully navigated by voice.

Hospital Networks Are Leaking Data, Leaving Critical Devices Vulnerable
Blacklisted News - The data, which in some cases enumerates every computer and device on a hospital’s internal network, would allow hackers to easily locate and map systems to conduct targeted attacks.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Monsanto Tries to Patent & Control Natural, Non-GMO Tomatoes
Natural Society - In an appalling attempt to patent yet another seed, Monsanto has resorted to fraud to try to gain rights to a naturally occurring, disease-resistant tomato.


Report: Electromagnetic Pollution is Harmful to Mental Health
Global Healing Center - The study, recently published in the British Medical Journal, found that EMF pollution can cause irritability, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and a lack of appetite, and the severity of these symptoms directly correlated to exposure. That means that people living in urban areas with multiple cell phone towers in their radius are at a greater risk for negative mental effects than those in suburban or rural areas.

Monosodium glutamate and all its hidden forms: yeast extract, TVP, hydrolyzed proteins and more
(NaturalNews) Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, has long been at the center of health debates, with the Food and Drug Administration saying the product is "generally regarded as safe" (GRAS) on one side and many scientific studies demonstrating the ill effects of MSG on the other.

70,000 food additives approved by the FDA - What you don't know will hurt you
(NaturalNews) There are over 70,000 food additives approved by the FDA, from artificial ingredients to genetically modified ones, and from "all natural" to GRAS -- generally recognized as safe. Cosmetics and personal care products are even worse, with virtually no regulations on chemicals.

FDA’s Own Staff Questions New Ovarian Cancer Drug from Big Pharma
Natural Society - Big Pharmal company AstraZeneca wants approval for an experimental ovarian cancer drug, Olaparib. But the FDA’s own staff is questioning the claims.

Weird &  Stupid News

VIDEO: This Might Be the Most Hilariously Awkward Moment Ever on Capitol Hill - There is nothing worse in this world than being a U.S. lawmaker forced to hold hands with other congressmen/women you hate, while singing “We Shall Overcome,” in the middle of a public ceremony. Via C-SPAN comes this video of the Democratic and Republican leadership being forced to sing civil rights marching songs during today’s ceremony awarding Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King the Congressional Gold Medal.

Wednesday - June 25, 2014 - Today In History:
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."
1877 - In Philadelphia, PA, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Sir William Thomson (Baron Kelvin) and Emperor Pedro II of Brazil at the Centennial Exhibition.
1917 - The first American fighting troops landed in France.
1950 - North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War.
1951 - In New York, the first regular commercial color TV transmissions were presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. The public did not own color TV's at the time.
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.
1981 - The U.S. Supreme Court decided that male-only draft registration was constitutional.
1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of an individual, whose wishes are clearly made, to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment. "The right to die" decision was made in the Curzan vs. Missouri case.
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.
2009 - Michael Jackson died at age 50 from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. (The singer's doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.)

World News

US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops
BBC - The first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived and begun work, the Pentagon has said. Nearly half the 300 special operations soldiers promised by US President Barack Obama are in Baghdad or on the front lines of the fight.

Meet "Osama Bin Bieber": ISIS' Latest Recruit
Zero Hedge - According to Al Arabiya, the young man, of Iraqi-Kurdish descent, is nicknamed 'Osama Bin Bieber' after Canadian pop star Justin Bieber due to his young appearance.

VIDEO: Israel launches air raids on Gaza Strip
Press TV - Israel has launched seven separate airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip as the wave of aggression on the blockaded Palestinian enclave continues unabated. On Tuesday, Israeli warplanes carried out the air raids on the western, northern, central and southern areas of the Gaza Strip.

Watchdog Asks Government to Distribute Emergency Nuke Pills to Canadians
Paul Joseph Watson - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has asked the government to distribute potassium iodide pills to Canadians living within 10 kilometers of nuclear power plants, highlighting lingering concerns over the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Australia: Genetically Modified Grass for Dairy Cows Sparks Concern - A plan to feed Australian dairy cows genetically modified rye grass designed to boost milk production has sparked concerns from both organic and non-organic farmers.

Unknown planes bomb ISIS positions in N. Iraq, Pentagon denies it’s US
RT - Unidentified bombers have reportedly launched an air strike on ISIS positions in the northern Iraqi city of al-Qaim. Iraqi television has claimed they are US planes, but the Pentagon has denied responsibility.

Putin asks Upper House to repeal decision allowing use of military force in Ukraine
RT - President Vladimir Putin has proposed that the upper house call off the March 1 resolution allowing the head of state to use the armed forces on the territory of Ukraine, said presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

Putin Scores Another Historic Victory: Austria Signs South Stream Pipeline Deal In Defiance Of Europe
Zero Hedge - Putin, earlier today, merely cemented the reality that it is not so much about who controls the energy transit pipelines, but whose influence controls Europe: America's or Russia's. "The US opposes the Russian South Stream gas pipeline project because it wants to supply gas to Europe itself, President Putin said on Tuesday. He called the situation an "ordinary competitive struggle."

French scientists revive assault on pesticide, GM corn (Update) - Scientists who wrote a contested study linking pesticide-treated, genetically-modified corn with tumours and liver and kidney disease in lab rats returned to the attack on Tuesday, republishing their work online.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Next terrorist attack will be ‘far deadlier’ than 9/11, Dick Cheney says
Press TV - Former US Vice President Dick Cheney says the next terrorist attack in the United States will be “far deadlier” than the September 11, 2001 attacks, adding that the threat might come from a nuclear device. Cheney made the remarks on Tuesday during an interview with the US-based Salem Radio Network.

Doctors Warn of Looming Health Crisis Due to Flood of Young Illegal Immigrants
Breitbart - Dr. Jane Orient, an internal medicine specialist and the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), said that by admitting these huge groups of children who come from countries where medical screenings are minimal and hygiene is poor, the United States is at risk for epidemics of serious diseases and viruses that the nation has not seen in years.
* Related: Infectious disease encouraged to flood across border as Texas feels brunt of immigration wave

Obama Judge Rules Border Fence Racist
Kurt Nimmo - A federal judge has ruled border protection negatively impacts “indigenous communities” and “lower-income minority communities.”

Florida Governor Rick Scott Makes History Signing 5 Pro-gun Bills
Liberty Crier - Last Friday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 5 pro-gun bills into law. A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, Governor Rick Scott has now signed more pro-gun bills into law — in one term – than any other Governor in Florida history. The bills are as follows...

Homeland Security Confirms They’re Paying to Ship and Release Illegals ‘in the interior’
Adan Salazar - The Department of Homeland Security is now openly admitting they’re using taxpayer funds to ship illegal immigrants anywhere in the country they want to go, confirming Infowars reports that federal agencies are standing down from enforcing border security and instead escorting scores of Central American immigrants deeper inside the US.

United Nations Seeks US-based Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Specialists
Mac Slavo - Given the rocky history between America’s gun owners and the United Nations, chances are that the push for disarmament will continue with more ferver than ever before. In fact, a recent job posting at the United Nations website suggests that the organization is not only working to get guns out of the hands of American citizens, they are actively preparing personnel to assist in what they call “disarmament, demobilization and reintegration” activities.

Federal judge says no-fly list rules are unconstitutional
RT - A federal judge in Oregon said Tuesday that the rules surrounding the use of a no-fly list managed by the United States government violates the constitutional rights of the US citizens included therein.

Woman Says DHS Forced Her to Strip Naked at Gunpoint During Terrifying Dawn Raid
Paul Joseph Watson - Kari Edwards said she and her boyfriend were forced to strip naked at gunpoint during a terrifying Department of Homeland Security dawn raid on their Florida home which lasted for two hours.

Sandy Hook School Shooting Online Chats Result in Firing of New York Teacher - A former Fox Lane High School English teacher who allegedly wrote in online conversations with a "medium" that the government was behind the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, is suing the school district for firing him.

YouTube: You Won't Believe Why These 3 People Were Sentenced to Life
A single mother addicted to drugs. A man so desperate to pay for medical treatment that he tried unsuccessfully to sell methamphetamines. A guy busted for selling LSD and another who got in trouble for selling marijuana. One thing all four of these victims of the drug war have in common is that they've been sentenced to spend many years in jail, regardless of whether the judges of their cases even wanted that outcome.

Economy & Business

If The Clintons Are Worth 50 Million, Why Do They Get Nearly A Million A Year From The Taxpayers?
Economic Collapse - Since leaving the White House, the Clintons have earned at least 100 million dollars and currently have a net worth of up to 50 million dollars. So why in the world do the taxpayers need to give Bill Clinton $944,000 to fund his extravagant lifestyle in 2014?

California Assembly Nullifies Dollar Monopoly, Clears Way for Bitcoin
Activist Post - Yesterday, California Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) bill AB 129 addressing alternative currencies, passed the Assembly 52-11, and is headed to the Governor for approval. Modern methods of payment have expanded beyond cash or credit card.

Energy & Environment

US set to allow crude oil exports after four decade ban
RT - The US Commerce Department has given the go-ahead to several companies to export crude oil, a big policy change essentially ending a ban in place for the last four decades. At question is whether the end of the ban will mean higher prices at the pump.

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline are affecting other species, scientists say
RT - Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the decline of honeybees is also harming butterflies, worms, fish, and birds, and contaminating habitats worldwide which are crucial for food production and wildlife, scientists have concluded after a four-year assessment.

Veteran News

Last Chance for Some Brain Injured Veterans
Alliance for Natural Health - Will oxygen treatment finally be allowed by the government?... According to mainstream medicine, there is no “specific treatment” for mTBI/PPCS. Instead, doctors attempt to allay symptoms through the use of dangerous migraine drugs, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, including anti-psychotic medications.

Veterangate: VA whistleblower says records of deceased vets were altered
RT - A Veteran Affairs employee has come forward claiming that government officials doctored the medial records of deceased veterans in order to hide the fact that they died waiting for medical care.

Science & Technology

Intel Developing “Kill Switch” For Laptops
Paul Joseph Watson - Intel is developing a “kill switch” for laptops that would enable the remote monitoring and disabling of devices, a disturbing prospect given the firm’s link with the National Security Agency.... The technology is being marketed as a way of deterring theft but is likely to cause consternation amongst privacy advocates.

App turns power button into panic button for activists at risk
Wired - Amnesty international has launched an open-source 'Panic Button' app designed to help human rights activists at risk from attack, kidnap or torture. The Android app -- which can be disguised as a calculator on the mobile phone -- can send an SMS distress signal to other activists so that they can mobilise action within the first few hours.

Pirate Radio Station for $55 Could Help Decentralize Big-Telecom
Land Destroyer Report - While a single pirate radio transmitter will not change the tide in the information war, each small step taken moves people forward, together in much greater strides. The demonstrated ability to create cheap radio transmitters with open source hardware and broadcast media across a given local range has great implications.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Corporations taking over the world food supply via farmland monopolies
(NaturalNews) A shocking UN report finds that these small farms are shrinking, but surprisingly produce, on average, 70 percent of the world's food supply! This shows how unimportant and inefficient corporate factory farms really are, in terms of amount of food they produce per area of land. These industrial farms control 75 percent of the farmland but only produce about 30 percent of the world's food.

Five garden herbs to fight cancer
(NaturalNews) There are a number of reasons why a person might plant a garden. One of the most popular reasons for doing so is to have fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to use in cooking and at the table.

EU surpasses US as world’s biggest agri-food exporter
RT - The EU became the world's biggest exporter of agricultural foodstuffs in 2013. Goods worth $163 billion left the EU, beating the US figure of $156 billion. Sales were driven by record exports to China and other emerging markets....One of the main reasons US exports have been hit is a drought that affected sales of soya bean and cotton. Low Chinese prices also impacted US exports with neighboring Canada looking east for imports.


30 Signs That You’re One of Those “Crazy Preppers”
Organic Prepper - Here are the top 30 signs, should you ever be the subject of a nationwide manhunt, that you too will be considered a “Crazy Prepper on the Loose“...


The FDA’s obesity “logic” hurts Americans—and endangers supplements
Alliance for Natural Health - On June 17, an FDA advisory panel moved closer to full FDA approval on VBLOC—a new implant designed to curb appetite by electrocuting stomach nerves.... The side effects of VBLOC, produced by EnteroMedics, Inc., include pain, heartburn, constipation, nausea, depression, diarrhea, infection, organ or nerve damage, device movement, and device malfunction.

Viagra Frisky Might Be Melanoma Risky
Dr. Mercola - Men who have ever used Viagra have nearly twice the risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, than men who have never used the drug, according to new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Those who had used the drug recently had an 84 percent greater melanoma risk.

Diets lacking fresh, whole foods lead to multiple chronic diseases, study confirms
(NaturalNews) It's no secret that a nutritious diet is the key to living a healthy life; however, until now, scientists hadn't produced any studies directly linking poor nutrition to the development of multiple chronic diseases over time.

Sauerkraut: the probiotic king
(NaturalNews)A 4-6-ounce serving of homemade sauerkraut that was recently analyzed in a lab showed that it contained literally 10 trillion bacteria! To provide perspective, 2 ounces of raw sauerkraut made at home had more probiotics than a 100-count bottle of probiotic capsules. To look at it another way, 16 ounces (2 cups) of sauerkraut is equal to eight bottles of probiotics!

Artichokes boost brain health, have other incredible health benefits
(NaturalNews) June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Many foods deservedly stand in the healthy spotlight for their ability to help heal and keep the body functioning at optimal levels, and the artichoke is no different.

Cannabis Oil Cures 8 Month Old Infant of Cancer, Dissolving Large Inoperable Tumor In 8 Months - According to Dr. William Courtney, the western medical mind has a very hard if not impossible time trying to understand the diverse actions of Cannabidiol. He explains how his youngest patient who is 8 months old, had a very massive centrally located inoperable brain tumor. The child's father pushed for non-traditional treatment utilizing cannabis and put cannabinoid oil on the baby's pacifier twice per day, gradually increasing the dose. Within two months there was a dramatic reduction.

7 Simple Ways to Unclog Your Arteries Naturally
Green Med Info - We all want to live a long life, but did you know eating these simple foods has been proven scientifically to prevent and in some cases reverse the #1 cause of death in the modern world?

Black Sesame Seed Reduces High Blood Pressure
Green Med Info - New research finds black sesame seed reduces hypertension and exert antioxidant effects. Do white sesame seeds have the same capacity?

3 New Studies Confirm Dangers of BPA and Substitutes
Natural Blaze - Following are 3 new studies that highlight the dangers to both humans and nature from the presence of these toxins that are still deemed acceptable by the EPA, which continues to urge that the public does not even have a right to know about where BPA and its substitutes appear.

Bach Flower Therapy: Higher Order Energetic Helpers
Natural Blaze - Only now is alternative and holistic medicine beginning to fully understand what Dr. Bach knew and wrote in his book titled 'Heal Thyself' in 1930. According to Dr. Bach, in every situation in which the personality, behaviour patterns, or thinking (stress) are in disharmony or disturbance, we find energy loss. The problem will first show up as negative moods/thoughts; later they manifest in physical weakness, and finally in established disease.

Pet News

Before You Call Animal Control...
Activist Post - The evolution of animal control in the U.S. has been around as a part of governance since the 1800s. Now the lines between police and local animal control have been blurred, as animal control is most often a part of police departments...

Tuesday - June 24, 2014 - Today In History:
1675 - King Philip's War began when Indians massacre colonists at Swansee, Plymouth colony.
1717 - The Freemasons were founded in London.
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.
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.
1955 - Soviet MIG's down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering Strait.
1964 - The Federal Trade Commission 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 United States.
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.
2004 - Federal investigators questioned President George W. Bush for more than an hour in connection with the news leak of a CIA operative's name.
2006 - Patsy Ramsey, who was thrust into the national spotlight by the unsolved slaying of her daughter JonBenet, died at age 49.
2009 - After going AWOL for seven days, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit his mistress.
2011 - New York State legalized same-sex marriage.

World News

ISIS takes over Iraq's main oil refinery at Baiji - reports
RT - Sunni militants have gained full control over Iraq’s main oil refinery at Baiji, south of Mosul, according to media reports.

Kerry presses Maliki as Iraq loses control of Syrian, Jordanian borders
(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq’s prime minister in Baghdad on Monday to push for more inclusive leadership, as Nuri al-Maliki’s forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier beyond government control.

VIDEO: Israel threatens Syria with more attacks
Press TV - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened that Israel would carry out more assaults against Syria, following recent airstrikes and shelling against targets inside the Arab country.

Central Banks in Other Countries to Require Biometrics to Bank
The Daily Sheeple - In addition to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s new cashless policy... a new biometric program will require customers to sign up for a Bank Verification Number and present themselves at any branch for fingerprinting (all 10 fingers), facial image capture, and more.

CIA and MI6 knew about ISIS assault in advance, failed to react
RT - According to a report by the UK-based Telegraph, senior Kurdish intelligence officials said they tried to explain to their allies in the CIA, MI6, and the central Iraqi government that the members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could represent a great threat to Iraq's stability, but that those warnings failed to spark any action.

'Allah chose you': ISIS & other jihadist groups recruit children in Syria for suicide missions
RT - Syrian rebel groups, including ISIS fighters, have been recruiting 10-17-year-old children for military operations sometimes under the guise of offering education, says HRW. The teens were taught how to use weapons and were even sent on suicide missions.

Netanyahu Endorses ISIS Invasion of Iran
Kurt Nimmo - Netanyahu told the United States to stay out of the fight currently developing in Iraq and allow both sides to annihilate each other. "Don’t strengthen either of them. Weaken both," he advised.

Gas flows via Ukraine to Europe stable: Gazprom
Press TV - Russia’s state gas giant Gazprom has assured that the country’s gas flows to Europe through Ukraine is in a steady state amid a pricing dispute between Moscow and Kiev.

EU FMs threaten Russia with more sanctions over Ukraine
Press TV - Several European foreign ministers have threatened Russia with further sanctions unless Moscow prevents an alleged flow of arms and gunmen from its border areas into Ukraine…The remarks come as leaders of the 28-member bloc are expected to discuss tougher sanctions against Moscow on June 27 in a meeting, which will be attended by Ukraine's new Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

Germany Gives Up On Trying To Repatriate Its Gold, Will Leave It In The Fed's "Safe Hands"
Zero Hedge - Germany appears to have given up entirely in its attempt to recover gold which simply is not there, and as Michael Krieger reports, citing Bloomberg, has decided to keep "it" at the NY Fed after all. That is to say, in the "safe hands" of former Goldmanite Bill Dudley.

VIDEO: 6/23/2014 — 8.0M Earthquake and Tsunami strike Alaska — Aleutian Islands — Major West Pacific activity
Dutchsinse - A large earthquake has struck the Western Aleutian Islands in Alaska. Measuring a preliminary 8.0 magnitude, producing a Tsunami warning / watch across the region.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

South Dakota wants to impeach President Obama. They’ll have to get in line
Washington Post - Among the many political imperatives identified by the South Dakota Republican Party for 2014 this past weekend was impeaching President Obama for violating "his oath of office in numerous ways."

'We have a problem with you, and you have a problem maintaining your credibility': House Republicans slam IRS commissioner
Daily Mail - Republicans dropped a hammer on IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during a testy hearing covering the disappearance of emails tied to the agency's tea party targeting scandal.

Mississippi Is the Most Corrupt State, Says a New Study
New American - Based on the number of convictions for violating federal corruption laws, Mississippi — a state with just three million citizens — ranks at the very top of the list of all states, according to a recent study.

Legal memo backing drone strike is released
Washington Post - The document was released under order of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York and provides the most detailed explanation to date for the legal reasoning behind Awlaki’s killing.

At least 49 large military drones crashed over US since 2001 - report
RT - A minimum of 49 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) operated by the US armed forces have suffered major crashes in US airspace since 2001, a worrying number considering the thousands of civilian drones set to flood American skies in the coming months.

Feds Stand Down As U.S. Border Collapses
Kit Daniels - The decrease of Border Patrol activity in the border city of Brownsville, Texas, highlights how not only is the Border Patrol stretched too thin, but its agents are also being pressured to stand down from enforcing immigration laws. Additionally, the feds are ensuring a media blackout of the border collapse by closing down areas near the border which have traditionally been open to the public.

Police to Get X-Ray Scanner For Vehicle Inspections & “Public Safety”
Paul Joseph Watson - A new portable backscatter device designed to perform x-rays of objects is set to be used by police departments to inspect vehicles as well as for “public safety,” according to the company behind the new scanner. The video for the handheld MINI Z Backscatter imaging scanner, developed by American Science and Engineering Inc (AS&E), brags that it will “allow operators to see more than ever in more places than ever.”

Poll Shows 92% of Citizens Want GMOs to be Labeled
Natural Society - While we can argue that government regulation of GE crops that have already spread to over 79% of the world is a failed prospect for ridding genetically modified organisms from our diets, a whopping 92% of US citizens are asking their government to label GE foods, according to a new poll from Consumer Reports.

Election News

Hillary Clinton Tells Reporter She “Deserves” to be President
Kurt Nimmo - Hillary Clinton revealed the prevailing attitude of the elite during an interview with a freelance reporter in California.

Economy & Business

One in Four Americans Has No Emergency Savings
WSJ - Even those who manage to save aren’t putting away enough. As many as two-thirds of people in the U.S. don’t have the recommended six months of expenses saved. The percentage of people with savings enough to cover at least three months shrank to 40 % in 2014, compared with 45%, a year earlier.

Hillary Clinton Has Got To Be Joking – This Is What ‘Dead Broke’ Actually Looks Like…
Economic Collapse - During a recent interview with Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton claimed that Bill and her were "dead broke" when they left the White House. And then on Sunday, Hillary told the Guardian that they are not "truly well off" despite having earned about a hundred million dollars since leaving the White House and owning a couple of luxury homes.

Detroit has cut off the water supply to thousands of residents - and now activists have taken their fight to the UN
The Independent - Activists angered by the closing of water accounts for thousands of people behind in their payments have taken their fight to the United Nations…The Blue Planet Project, an organization promoting access to clean water, last week submitted a critical report to Catarina de Albuquerque, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on its resolution for the right to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Energy & Environment

Pennsylvania Health Dept. Accused of Ordering Employees to not Speak to Residents who Complained about Fracking
AllGov - Nurse Tammy Stuck and program specialist Marshall P. Deasy III say they were given orders not to talk to concerned citizens who called the department with questions about fracking.

Hormone-disrupting activity of fracking chemicals worse than initially found
Natural Blaze - Many chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can disrupt not only the human body's reproductive hormones but also the glucocorticoid and thyroid hormone receptors, which are necessary to maintain good health, a new study finds.

Veteran News

Lawsuit: Police Shot 95-year-old WWII Veteran to Death With Bean Bag Rounds
Paul Joseph Watson - The $5 million dollar lawsuit alleges that police should have known that the 190mph bean bag rounds would have caused injury or death to Wrana, with family members insisting that the 95-year-old was “not a threat to anyone.” Attorney Jim Sotos, who is representing the six police officers, claims that lethal force was justified because Wrana threatened to throw a knife at them.

Army Drawdown Continues: 1,100 Captains to Be Cut - The Army drawdown continues this week, when about 1,100 Army captains will receive word that their military careers are about to end. Another 500 majors will get the same news in early July. The cuts were planned by officer separation and early retirement boards that convened this spring to review 19,000 active-duty officers for possible early separation. It's all part of the Army's effort to smoothly trim down to a number that, thanks to federal budgetary uncertainty, remains unclear.

Science & Technology

Welcome to 1984? Google acquires home security camera company Dropcam - Google is moving quickly to establish a foothold in your home: After acquiring Nest Labs and its smart thermostat and smoke detector, Google is now acquiring Dropcam — a startup that makes cloud-based security cameras for your home — for $555 million in cash.

Heartbleed Still Affects More Than 300,000 Servers, So Here’s How To Protect Yourself
Business Insider - Until more servers are patched, here’s what you can do to keep you and your data protected while on the Web...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Fears of EPA ‘land grab’ create groundswell against water rule
The Hill - Lawmakers are up in arms over an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal that they fear could give federal officials expansive new powers over private property and farmland.

Shocking Agricultural Crisis Looms For One of The World's Largest Coconut Producers Thanks To The Chemical Industry - Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils in the world, and you may have noticed the price creeping up in the last few years. One of the reasons is due to the looming agricultural crisis in the Philippines, one of the world's largest coconut producers. The coconut industry, which supports millions of Filipinos is slowly dying because of a massive insect infestation that has to date claimed 2 million trees.


DNA from GMOs can pass directly into humans, study confirms
(NaturalNews) The idea that DNA from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is broken down in the digestive tract and rendered innocuous, a common industry claim, is patently false.

Campaign launched to halt synthetic biology food ingredients
(NaturalNews) Genetic engineering is evolving into a whole new monster with the recent introduction of synthetic biology, a new technology that involves inserting computer-generated DNA into genetically modified (GM) yeast for the purpose of fermenting synthetic ingredients.

Dis-Honest Tea CEO in Hot Water? Why Organic Brands Must Dissociate Themselves from Junk Food Industry
Dr. Mercola - Coca-Cola, which is part owner of the organic brand Honest Tea, has donated millions of dollars to anti-GMO labeling campaigns to make sure genetically engineered ingredients remain hidden. Conflicting interests between Honest Tea and Coca-Cola appear to have resulted in false statements that are anything but transparent.

Maintaining vision, boosting immunity: the best natural sources of vitamin A
(NaturalNews) Vitamin A is the name given to a group of fat-soluble antioxidant compounds. It is considered an essential vitamin, and performs a large number of roles in the body including maintaining vision, supporting the immune system and aiding gene transcription.

Trans fat foods to avoid: the 5 worst offenders
(NaturalNews) Sure, foods containing trans fat taste great and stay fresh longer, but they are also bad for your health in a multitude of ways, including raising bad cholesterol, lowering good cholesterol and increasing inflammation.

Ovarian Cancer: What We Think We Know May Harm Us
Green Med Info - What do we really know about ovarian cancer risk and the 'gene mutations' considered largely responsible for increasing it? The answer is quite surprising and opens up the possibility for a radical change in how we diagnosis and treat the most lethal gynecological cancer in existence.

Osteoporosis Is Scurvy of the Bone, Not Calcium Deficiency
Green Med Info - It saddens me to see older women diagnosed with “osteopenia” or “osteoporosis” listening to their doctors and taking supplemental calcium and even problematic drugs called bisphosphonates. These are irrational, dogmatic, harmful approaches to the problem of degrading bone as we age.

Why Most Calcium Supplement Recommendations are DEAD WRONG
Green Med Info - An alarming new meta-analysis published in the journal Nutrients titled, "Cardiovascular Effects of Calcium Supplements," brings to the forefront the serious though mainly downplayed health risks associated with calcium supplementation, concluding they increase the risk of heart attack by 27%-31% and the risk of stroke by 12%-20%.

Pomegranate-Polyphenol Food Blend Reduces Prostate PSA Rise
Green Med Info - A new clinical study confirms that pomegranate, combined with other polyphenol-rich foods, can significantly reduce prostate enlargement and cancer risk among men.

Drinking 3 Litres of Water Per Day Made This Woman Look Ten Years Younger - After years of suffering headaches and poor digestion Sarah Smith spoke to a neurologist about regular headaches as well as a nutritionist about poor digestion. Both told her she should be drinking up to three litres of liquid a day for my body to function at its best. This is what happened after 4 weeks of drinking 3 litres of water daily.

Pet News

Is Your Pet Eating Trash Fish?
Susan Thixton - A Boise Idaho weekly newspaper - the Boise Weekly - has published a telling story of a "poorly kept secret." "Thailand's fishing industry - a key supplier to the US - is entangled in barbaric slavery." Most specific, per the story, is "trash fish" - a commodity reliant on forced labor and sold to pet food/animal food industry.

Don’t Feed This to Your Pets – It Can Make Them Obese and Sick - Report
Dr. Becker - The report is titled The Biologically Appropriate Food Concept and the Dietary Needs of Dogs and Cats, and while it is essentially an info-marketing piece, it contains a great deal of factual information I think pet owners will find useful. For example, the authors point out that despite thousands of years of domestication and our inclination to "humanize" them, dogs continue to share 99 percent of their DNA with wolves.

Monday - June 23, 2014 - Today In History:
1836 - The U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.
1860 - The U.S. Secret Service was created to arrest counterfeiters.
1865 - Confederate General Stand Watie, who was also a Cherokee chief, surrendered the last sizable Confederate army at Ft Towson, in the OK Territory.
1902 - Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renewed the Triple Alliance for a 12 year duration.
1926 - The first lip reading tournament in America was held in Philadelphia, PA.
1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane..
1938 - The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.
1938 - Marineland opened near St. Augustine, Florida.
1947 - The U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1951 - Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed cease-fire discussions in the Korean War.
1952 - The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on Yalu River, Korea.
1956 - Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
1964 - Henry Cabot Lodge resigned as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and was succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.
1966 - Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi were dispersed by tear gas.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation.
2003 - Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the new Power Mac desktop computer.
2004 - The U.S. proposed that N. Korea agree to a series of nuclear disarmament measures over a three-month period in exchange for economic benefits.
2013 - In Arizona, aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a quarter mile tightrope walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge.

World News

Isis captures more Iraqi towns and border crossings
The Guardian - Jihadist fighters in Iraq seized three border crossings into Syria and Jordan and four nearby towns over the weekend, giving the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) control over much of the country's western frontier and directly threatening the country's main power supply.

Israel strikes 9 military targets in Syria
Rt - Nine Syrian military targets have been hit by Israeli jets and guided missiles, the IDF says, claiming it was a decisive response to a series of cross-border shootings to protect the citizens of Israel.

Captain of missing MH370 flight identified as prime suspect – report
RT - The captain of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now the prime suspect in the ongoing investigation into the plane’s mysterious disappearance, after police found suspicious evidence in his house, according to a media report.

Rand Paul: US arming ISIS terrorists
Press TV - Paul has told NBC News’s ‘Meet the Press’ that the US government has been funding ISIS's allies and supporting the terrorist group in Syria. “They're emboldened because we've been supporting them … It could be Assad [could have] wiped these people out months ago,” the Kentucky senator said.

ISIL using US vehicles to fight Syria rivals - Middle East
Al Jazeera - For the first time, ISIL combatants have been using US-made Humvees - four-wheel drive military vehicles - in fighting in northern areas of Syria's Aleppo province, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday.

RT office in Ramallah raided by IDF
RT - The IDF raided the Palmedia company building in the West Bank city overnight on Friday. The troops broke down the doors of several offices, destroyed some of the equipment and confiscated records, RT’s correspondent Yafa Staiti reported.

ISIS In Iraq and The Path To Iran
Brandon Turbeville - Recently, I wrote an article entitled, “The Clandestine Reasons For ISIS Taking Over Iraq,” where I suggested there were at least two possible reasons out of several for NATO powers to direct ISIS fighters in their rampage across Iraq and subsequent seizure of large swaths of territory in that country.

US Propaganda Accidentally Exposes Nazi Crimes in Ukraine
Tony Cartalucci - The Interpreter Magazine is a "special project" of the Institute of Modern Russia. By "Modern Russia," its creators mean, Russia as imagined by Wall Street and London. The "institute" is run by disgraced Russian billionaire oligarch, convicted criminal, and long-time Western proxy Mikhail Khodorkovsky, his son, and Washington lobbyists.

Exxon starts major evacuation as conditions worsen in Iraq, official says - Exxon Mobil Corp. has started a “major evacuation” in Iraq as insurgents cause chaos throughout the war-torn country, Money News reported.

Ebola out of control: Doctors Without Borders
Press TV - Doctors Without Borders has said the Ebola outbreak in West African nations is "totally out of control," calling for more help in dealing with the disease.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US Senate committee approves $960 mn for Pakistan in 2015 - The amount is intended to target women development, education and unemployment in the country. However, it is $65.8 million less than President Obama’s request of $1.03 billion. Of this amount, the bill is said to have allocated $816 million for assistance programs.

IRS Fired Email-Archiving Firm After Lerner Crash
The Daily Caller - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.

NSA Restrictions Pass House By Large Margin - The House-approved legislation would prohibit the NSA and the CIA from foisting surveillance-facilitating product redesigns on tech companies and require a warrant for access to American Internet records collected under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

VIDEO: Migrants amassing at Rio Grande’s edge - Fourteen-year-old Brayan Duban Soler Redando left Honduras in April after hearing a rumor that children who can make it to the U.S. are being given permission to stay so they can go to school.

Government Advertised In JANUARY For “Escorts” For 65,000 Illegal Alien Children To Be “Resettled” - This advertisement raises a lot of questions. There is a lot of specificity reflected in this document that seeks to deal with an influx that hadn’t as yet happened. How could they know 65,000, even breaking down the percentages that would be covered by ground, charter and air transportation?

Chicago to Implement Street Pole Spy Boxes in the Name of ‘Safety’
Activist Post - Planners from the Urban Center for Computation and Data, part of a joint initiative between the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, are implementing a project called “Array of things,” in which spy boxes disguised on light poles will collect data.

Economy & Business

Americans are getting into debt to afford food, gas
MarketWatch - Further down the credit spectrum, the world of consumer debt has changed even more profoundly. For the “have-nots,” the continued absence of wage growth has resulted in an unprecedented boom of non-discretionary credit. Ordinary life in America now simply requires more debt rather than less to live. It is needs, not wants, that are behind the post-banking-crisis growth in consumer credit.

Coming Soon: Americans to be Taxed for Every Mile They Drive
The Daily Sheeple - This is about more than just generating revenue or saving the planet from all of those “greenhouse gases”. This is part of the Agenda 21 lot to corral people in one place. It is to discourage people from living outside the city and commuting to work. It is a plan that will force many to rely on public transportation. Lots of people in a small area are far easier to control than people scattered about in wide open spaces.

The Collapse Calendar reveals when failures likely to occur in banking, agriculture, nuclear power, pandemic disease and more
(NaturalNews) In the movie Knowing, starring Nicholas Cage, the main character is faced with the burden of comprehending a written code revealing the exact dates and GPS coordinates of large-scale catastrophic events. The movie is outstanding and well worth watching, by the way, but could it ever be true?

Inflation? Only If You Look At Food, Water, Gas, Electricity And Everything Else
Economic Collapse - Have you noticed that prices are going up rapidly? If so, you are certainly not alone. But Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, the Obama administration and the mainstream media would have us believe that inflation is completely under control and exactly where it should be.

Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS
Congressman Steve Stockman - Taxpayers who do not produce documents for the Internal Revenue Service will be able to offer a variety of dubious excuses under legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) a week after the IRS offered an incredibly dubious excuse for its failure to turn documents over to House investigators.

Housing Market

Goldman Sachs Involved in Fraudulent Activities in Toxic Mortgage-backed Securities
Global Research - A former Goldman Sachs trader who helped the bank bet against toxic mortgage-backed securities it was palming off to investors is attempting to sue his former employer because he says his multimillion-dollar pay package did not reflect the billions of dollars the bank earned as a result of his trades.

Science & Technology

The Military Now Has X-Ray Guns
Defense One - The recently released X-ray gun is the first device of its kind that a soldier or would-be superhero can hold in her hands. It’s about the size of a breadbox and works with the press of a button, allowing the user to actually see the outline of organic material buried behind cloth, leather or even aluminum by running the X-ray gun over the material and zapping it with low-level X-rays.

HAARP's future uncertain as Air Force plans to dismantle program
RT - The US Air Force has given Congress official notice that it plans to start dismantling its Alaska-based High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program ahead of the site’s shutdown later this summer.The controversial program, also known as HAARP, has been home to a large number of conspiracy theories, but it will officially be taken offline at the conclusion of a final research experiment in June.

Want To Know Who Funds A Politician? Now There’s An App For That - Have you ever read a news story or watched a YouTube video and wondered exactly which industry a politician was working for and where the money for their campaigns came from?

6 reasons not to buy smartphone - Beyond possibly killing the planet slowly with radiation and radio waves, your smartphone could actually be an actor in your own untimely demise.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Opponents rally against Missouri 'right to farm'
Rolla Daily News - Opponents of a Missouri ballot measure that would create a "right to farm" asserted Thursday that the proposed constitutional amendment could make it harder to enforce environmental regulations against corporate farms.


FBI Raids Home of Dangerous Doomsday Prepper: Agents Find Legally Owned Firearms, Barrels of Food
Mac Slavo - The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies blasted alerts all over the country earlier this week advising Americans to be on the lookout for ‘Doomsday Prepper’ Martin Winters, who police say was stockpiling over fifty “high powered” rifles, deadly booby traps and food in preparation for an “end times” event.

Urban gardening survival secrets: some ways to grow food in any city even when your life depends on it
(NaturalNews) If you want to grow enough food for yourself and your family - enough that can sustain you in hard times - you'd need several acres of prime farmland, right? In a word, no. All you need is some guidance on what to grow and how to grow it, as well as a few trips to the local home improvement store. Oh, and some friends who share your vision.

How to Seal Food in Mylar Bags
Natural Blaze - One of the very first things I learned to do when I started to prep was seal food in Mylar bags. As simple as this sounds, you would not believe the gyrations I went through to make this happen.


Cayenne pepper makes herbs up to 75% more effective, aids weight loss, offers pain relief, improves circulation and heals ulcers
(NaturalNews) Cayenne is a catalyst. It's added to many herbal blends to help them perform better. Clinical studies conducted with cayenne pepper and ginkgo biloba have revealed that ginkgo is 75% more effective when used with cayenne due to cayenne's ability to improve circulation.

Ginger reduces chronic inflammation, pain and migraines, helps digestion, diabetes and more
(NaturalNews) This spicy herb also helps reduce chronic inflammation, pain and migraines. Ginger has been shown to help treat ulcers, gout and diabetes complications. It's a fantastic aid for those with digestive issues and has even been shown to beat several kinds of cancer cells. Gingerol and shogaol, two compounds found in ginger, are thought to be the active compounds responsible for ginger's many health benefits.

Oxygenating your body's cells can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance
(NaturalNews) For the first time, researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which an unhealthy diet leads to type 2 diabetes, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and published in the journal Cell on June 5.

The Top Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables
Dr. Mercola - A new study analyzed levels of 17 nutrients in food considered to be important to lower your risk of heart disease and cancer in order to determine the top powerhouse fruits and vegetables. Topping the list in terms of nutrient density are watercress, Chinese cabbage, chard, beet greens, and spinach.

Butter Is Back—Processed Foods Are Identified as Real Culprits in Heart Disease
Dr. Mercola - Refined carbs, sugar, and trans fats found in processed foods are the real enemy—not the saturated fats found in foods such as butter, lard, or eggs.... A recent review found no basis for guidelines that recommend increased consumption of polyunsaturated fats to lower your cardiac risk, calling into question all of the standard nutritional guidelines related to heart health.

Four foods rich in essential magnesium
(NaturalNews) Magnesium is a vital macromineral that is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It regulates enzyme reactions, aids the production of ATP, helps the body transport ions across the cell membranes and much more.

Secret email, letter reveal psychiatry to be a total fraud
(NaturalNews) There are few professions more disingenuous than modern psychiatry, an inherently corrupt medical paradigm that interprets human behavioral variances through the lens of made-up "mental disorders," nearly all of which demand expensive pharmaceutical drug interventions.

Only 18 confirmed US flu deaths in 2001. What?!
Activist Post - In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (BMJ online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which created tremors through the halls of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), where “the experts” used to tell the press that 36,000 people in the US die every year from the flu. Here is a quote from Doshi’s report...

Antibiotic use in infants linked to asthma
(NaturalHealth365) Many parents of children with autism, ADHD, asthma and allergies (the 4 A’s) note that their children were frequently on antibiotics. A recent study found a link between antibiotic use during the first year of life and the development of asthma.

MSG linked to obesity and liver disease
(NaturalHealth365) MSG (monosodium glutamate), one of the most commonly used food additive, has been linked to obesity, metabolic syndrome and progressive liver disease.

Grape Skin Extract the Newest Treatment for Diabetes?
Natural Blaze - The study from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health has provided $2.1 million to this transitional study to look into the effectiveness of grape skin extract in stomping out the effects of hyperglycemia, as well as its safety and effectiveness in treating type 2 diabetes.

Sugar substitutes for diabetics: Five sugars that are OK to eat
(NaturalNews) Most experts advise avoiding eating sweet and sugary foods to help ensure that blood glucose and insulin levels remain as stable as possible, but cutting out sugar entirely isn't realistic for most people. Luckily, there are several natural sugar substitutes that make satisfying your sweet tooth a tasty possibility -- and many have health benefits in addition to their sweet taste.

Friday - June 20, 2014 - Today In History:
1782 - The U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States.
1793 - Eli Whitney applied for a cotton gin patent. He received the patent on March 14. The cotton gin initiated the American mass-production concept.
1863 - West Virginia became the 35th state to join the U.S.
1863 - The National Bank of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, became the first bank to receive a charter from the U.S. Congress.
1898 - The U.S. Navy seized the island of Guam enroute to the Philippines to fight the Spanish.
1910 - Mexican President Porfirio Diaz proclaimed martial law and arrested hundreds.
1941 - The U.S. Army Air Forces was established, replacing the Army Air Corps. The Army Air Forces were abolished with the creation of the United States Air Force in 1947.
1943 - Race-related rioting erupted in Detroit. Federal troops were sent in two days later to end the violence that left more than 30 dead.
1947 - Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was murdered in Beverly Hills, CA, at the order of mob associates angered over the soaring costs of his project, the Flamingo resort in Las Vegas, NV.
1955 - The AFL and CIO agreed to combine names and a merge into a single group.
1963 - The United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot line communication link between the two countries.
1977 - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline began operation.
1979 - ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart was shot to death in Managua, Nicaragua, by a member of President Anastasio Somoza's national guard.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers must treat male and female workers equally in providing health benefits for their spouses.
1997 - The tobacco industry agreed to a massive settlement in exchange for major relief from mounting lawsuits and legal bills.
2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the execution of mentally retarded murderers was unconstitutionally cruel. The vote was 6 in favor and 3 against.

World News

Obama sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq
RT - President Barack Obama said Thursday that up to 300 additional American military personnel will head to Iraq and assume an advisory role there amidst a growing insurgency that’s threatened the republic’s central government.

Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons 'Mega-Facility'
Zero Hedge - With all eyes firmly focused on what really matters (the oil refineries), The Telegraph reports that ISIS has over-run a Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons (CW) complex. The al-Muhanna 'mega-facility', about 60 miles south of Baghdad, gives the jihadists access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin.

Russia deployed more troops to Ukraine border to ensure security – Kremlin
RT - President Putin ordered increased security on the Russian-Ukrainian border a few weeks ago, and so Moscow is surprised by allegations about the concentration of Russian troops on its frontiers, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

US fired depleted uranium rounds in civilian areas during 2003 Iraq campaign says report
RT - US-led forces in Iraq used depleted uranium weapons in civilian-populated areas during the 2003 military campaign, according to a new Dutch NGO study that also exposes a lack of adequate cleanup efforts by the invading troops.

Afghanistan keen on opening Chabahar port in Iran for transit to India, bypassing Pakistan
StratRisks - Afghanistan is keen on opening the Chabahar port in Iran for transit to India, bypassing Pakistan, and is expecting a trilateral agreement to be signed soon. The Chabahar port in Iran is likely to significantly boost the trade volume between India and Afghanistan by providing a shorter route for transporting goods between the two countries.

NSA uses 33 countries to intercept web traffic – Snowden Files
RT - The United States has made top-secret deals with more than 30 third-party countries so that the National Security Agency can tap into fiber optic cables carrying internet data in those parts of the world, new leaks reveal.

VIDEO: Ukraine's new president to sign EU pact
PressTV - Ukraine’s new president says he will sign the economic portion of an association pact with the European Union next week. On Thursday, Petro Poroshenko announced the plan to sign the pact on June 27 during a parliamentary vote of confidence for the new foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin…A refusal by former president, Viktor Yanukovych, to sign the deal led to street protests and his ouster in February.

Secret trade agreement covering 68 percent of world services published by WikiLeaks
RT - The text of a 19-page, international trade agreement being drafted in secret was published by WikiLeaks on Thursday as the transparency group’s editor commemorated his two-year anniversary confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Russia in secret plot against fracking, Nato chief says
The Telegraph - Russia is secretly working with environmental groups campaigning against fracking in an attempt to maintain Europe's dependence on energy imports from Moscow, the secretary-general of Nato has said.

Fukushima's Children are Dying
CounterPunch - More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering reactors now suffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts. The rate is accelerating. More than 120 childhood cancers have been indicated where just three would be expected, says Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

U.S. says government lab workers possibly exposed to anthrax
Yahoo News - As many as 75 scientists and staff in U.S. government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after researchers failed to follow safety procedures, prompting an investigation by federal authorities.

Denver Police Search ‘Every Vehicle,’ Set up Checkpoint Following Concert Shooting
Mikael Thalen - Police responded to a shooting outside Colorado’s Red Rock Amphitheater late Thursday night by forcing thousands of concert goers through a mandatory checkpoint.

Fortune 500 company discriminates against homeschoolers
(NaturalNews) One firm, Indiana-based energy company NiSource appears to be using discriminatory hiring practices to impose the government/corporate mandate of conformity.

CNN Steers Blame for Terror Away from CIA and United States
Kurt Nimmo - According to CNN Qatar is a “hub for terrorist fundraising.” This assertion ignores the partnership between Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States in supporting al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups, including the excessively brutal ISIS and al-Nusra in Syria.

DHS to Pay For Illegal Immigrants to be Escorted Into U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Homeland Security is set to pay for illegal minors up to the age of 17 to be escorted into the United States, according to a new solicitation posted at FedBizOpps.... The post does not explain how ICE arrived at the figure of 65,000 children, nor does it clear up why 50% of the illegal minors are arriving via commercial air. The DHS intends to award the chosen vendor(s) 5 year fix priced contracts.

Border Agents Quitting Over Catch and Release of Known Gang Members
Adan Salazar - Customs and Border Protection agents are quitting the agency in protest of the practice of releasing minors from detention known to be gang members, a South Texas news outlet reports.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio takes the dumping of illegal aliens in his Maricopa County as intentional
Washington Times - Arpaio thinks President Obama is deliberately courting that controversy because the current crisis on the border gives him a chance to issue more executive orders, or prod Congress into passing immigration reforms that suit the president’s taste.

Gallup: Congress Approval Rating Sinks To Historic Low
Steve Watson - Just when you thought it couldn’t go any lower, the approval rating for Congress among Americans has hit an all time low, according to a new Gallup poll. The number of Americans who now have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress as an institution stands at a paltry 7 percent.

Hanford Nuclear Workers: Government Waiting for Us to Die to Avoid Medical Costs
Mikael Thalen - Speaking with King 5 News, the group revealed how they have been repeatedly denied help despite being promised benefits under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP).

Dallas Hospital Uses Executive Bonus Fund to Give Employees a Raise
AllGov - Raising the wages of low-paid workers normally doesn’t make headlines. But in an era of soaring corporate profits and stratospheric CEO salaries, a hospital in Dallas made news when its executives decided to spend money ticketed for their own benefit so employees at the lowest rung could receive a raise.

Texan Told To Remove American Flag Because It’s A “Threat to Muslims”
Kit Daniels - A Texan was told by his apartment manager that he must remove his American flag hanging on his patio because it’s a “threat to the Muslim community.” Somehow Duy Tran is a threat to his neighbors, particularly Muslims, for proudly displaying an American flag on his patio.

Ron Paul to Make Acting Debut - Former congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul will make his acting debut in the third installment of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy... The film also will feature several other prominent conservative personalities with little or no acting experience, including Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.

Election News

Off-Grid Man Runs For Governor To Get His Pet Raccoon Back
Off the Grid News - The most colorful political candidate in America today could be Mark “Coonrippy” Brown. The self-proclaimed hillbilly — who looks like a member of the Duck Dynasty clan — has entered the governor’s race in Tennessee in order to get his YouTube Star pet raccoon back from the state.

Economy & Business

IMF ready to ask ECB to begin quantitative easing
StratRisks - The managing director of the International Monetary Fund is expected to launch an appeal to the European Central Bank on Thursday, urging it to deal with deflationary risks by beginning a form of quantitative easing, the Financial Times newspaper reported.

After 6 Years of Unprecedented Central Planning, the Economy Is More Fragile Than Ever
Blacklisted News - We will all discover that the economy is much more fragile than advertised by the Central Planners and their media toadies. This week I have made the case that the past 13.5 years have been the most destructive to the core values of the nation in U.S. history. The same holds true for the economy, which has been critically weakened by 6 years of unprecedented Central Planning.

Gallup’s Stunning Explanation For America’s Unemployment Epidemic: Obesity
Zero Hedge - According to Gallup, Americans who have been out of work for a year or more are much more likely to be obese than those unemployed for a shorter time. The obesity rate rises from 22.8% among those unemployed for two weeks or less to 32.7% among those unemployed for 52 weeks or more. How does Gallup keep track of the Body Mass Index of America’s millions of unemployed?

Forget Piketty's 700-Page Tome - Here Is The Shortest Economics Textbook Ever
Zero Hedge - And here they are... the 5 things they don't tell you about economics...

Science & Technology

Hidden spy software found in Chinese-made smartphones - A popular brand of Chinese-made smartphones, which are sold internationally by several major retailers, has been found to contain pre-installed monitoring software, according to a German security firm. censored for over 700,000 active duty servicemembers worldwide
Paul Joseph Watson - A servicemember forwarded the above print out which shows that the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), which serves “more than 707,000 Sailors, Marines and civilians in 620 locations in the continental United States, Hawaii, and Japan, making it the largest internal computer network in the world,” is censoring in order to “safeguard the security posture and/or to maintain the operational integrity of the NMCI.”

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Awesome: Oregon Aims to Be First State to Map GMO Fields
Natural Society - With counties already banning GMOs, Oregon now plans to map out all GMO fields within its borders to help mitigate the damage of cross-pollination.

Tell FDA That Small Dairy Farms Aren’t at Risk for Terrorist Contamination - Under FSMA, the FDA is proposing new regulations to require food processors to develop and implement “food defense plans.” The good news is that the agency does recognize that terrorists would target large facilities to maximize the damage. So FDA is proposing to exclude any food processor that grosses less than $10 million annually, as well as most farms. But the agency is proposing to include dairy farms under the new rule.

How to Buy Farmland, Even if You Think You Can’t
Mother Earth News - For those of us who were born to farm but, alas, not born on a farm, the ache to have your own land can be so intense you feel it in your belly. I thought it could never happen for me. But now, after 20 years of farming and 15 years of interviewing farmers, I’m pretty sure that almost anyone can find and buy farmland by doing four things...


6 Spices that reduce the risk of cancer
(NaturalNews) By using the following six Indian spices in the diet liberally, it is possible to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.

Top foods with more vitamin C than an orange
(NaturalNews) While an orange is likely the first food to come to mind as the go-to vitamin C source, there are other foods that top its levels of the nutrient. For example, one navel orange has about 83 mg of it, but a small papaya has 96 mg of vitamin C.

Edible film made from essential oils can protect foods better than plastic
(NaturalNews) The potential applications for essential oil-infused edible packaging extend far beyond just food that is typically wrapped in plastic. Metal, paper and even glass containers sometimes leach chemicals into food as well, and experts warn that governments around the world completely ignore the threat of chemicals leaching into pharmaceutical drugs, the packaging of which is not regulated.

Sodas contain even more fructose sugar than advertised
(NaturalHealth365) In a study conducted at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and published in the June 2014 edition of Nutrition, researchers conducted an analysis of 34 commercial beverages, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist and Sprite. And what they found surprised them: the fructose content in the drinks was 50 percent higher than the glucose content.

Quinoa: The Benefits and the Controversy
Natural Society - As MedicalNewsToday reports, the “pseudo-cereal” is not botanically classified as a grain. However, it is classified as a whole grain for nutritional purposes. It’s gluten-free and is a great source of iron, magnesium, B-vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, fiber, and vitamin E.

Raw Chocolate Cashew Tarts - This is a very easy, cheap and decadent recipe that will have you craving these goodies without the worry of packing the calories. With a generous amount of protein and nutrients, these tarts are a wonderful substitute to any conventional equivalents high in sugar.

Pet News

Keep All Products with This Natural Sweetener Far Out of Your Dog’s Reach
Dr. Becker - According to the Pet Poison Helpline (PPH), xylitol – which as many pet owners know is quite toxic for dogs, causing hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis – is showing up in an ever-increasing number of surprising places.

Hearing on Chinese Jerky and Processing Chicken for Human Consumption
Susan Thixton - Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) hosted the hearing. The first to speak was USDA representative Daniel Engeljohn, discussing the soon-to-be processing of US poultry in China..... We did learn from this hearing that the Chinese government is actively delaying the visa’s for numerous FDA representatives to begin working in China (inspecting jerky plants, working with suppliers in China). Ms. Forfa of FDA couldn’t respond to when FDA representatives would be provided with visa’s.

Thursday - June 19, 2014 - 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.
1865 - The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas.
1910 - The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
1911 - In Pennsylvania, the first motion-picture censorship board was established.
1912 - The U.S. government established the 8-hour work day.
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 - 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.
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.
1998 - Gateway was fined more than $400,000 for illegally shipping personal computers to 16 countries subject to U.S. export controls.
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.
2008 - Democrat Barack Obama announced he would bypass public financing for the presidential election, even though Republican John McCain was accepting it.

World News

Back to Iraq: F-18 Super Hornets patrol desert to track ISIS forces
RT - In less than three years US fighter jets have returned to Iraqi skies, as Obama’s administration has authorized “manned and unmanned” surveillance flights there to keep an eye on the ISIS jihadist group that threatens to overrun the whole of Iraq.

Putin Advisor Proposes "Anti-Dollar Alliance" To Halt US Aggression Abroad
Zero Hedge - Putin's advisor proposes the creation of a "broad anti-dollar alliance" of countries willing and able to drop the dollar from their international trade.... An anti-dollar coalition would be the first step for the creation of an anti-war coalition that can help stop the US' aggression.

VIDEO: 100s of thousands more join Iraqi army
Press TV - Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi volunteers have responded to calls by the country’s highest religious authority to fight militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Turkey sends F-16 fighters near the city of Mosul
StratRisks - Turkey’s Air Force has sent F-16 fighter jets on reconnaissance flights near the Iraqi city of Mosul. Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on that Iraq has not taken the necessary security measures to combat ongoing violence affecting the country.

US in Iraq: Geopolitical Arsonists Seek to Burn Region
Tony Cartalucci - When a fire is raging, firefighters are called – not the arsonist who started it, especially if they return to the scene of the crime dragging a barrel of gasoline behind them. Yet, this is precisely what the US proposes – that they – the geopolitical arsonists – be allowed to return to Iraq to extinguish the threat of heavily armed sectarian militants streaming from NATO territory in Turkey and edging ever closer to Baghdad.

ISIS Terror Group Controlled By Saudi Royal Family
Brandon Turbeville - As ISIS marches across the sands of Iraq, the vast majority of Americans are no doubt convinced yet again that what amounts to a coordinated fighting army is merely the product of bearded fanatics hiding in caves hating America “for its freedoms.”

Libya demands return of Benghazi suspect, slams US raid as attack on sovereignty
RT - Following the capture of the suspected ringleader behind the 2012 attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, the Libyan government has criticized the United States for the raid and demanded the return of the suspect.

VIDEO: Another US drone attack strikes Afghanistan, kills 12
Press TV - According to Pakistani authorities, six missiles struck three compounds in Dargah Mandi Village, nearly 10 kilometers (six miles) west of Miranshah, where Pakistani forces conducted aerial strikes earlier in the week as well.

“Riot Control” Drone To Shoot Pepper Spray Bullets At Protesters
Steve Watson - A drone that is capable of firing 400 rounds of pepper spray and paint balls, as well as employing “blinding lasers” and loudspeakers to deter protesters has been developed and sold to an undisclosed company following a demonstration at a trade show in London.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Sources: Lois Lerner’s emails likely gone forever
Politico - Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightening rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources.

U.S. is now the 101st ‘most peaceful’ nation on earth
Washington Times - The planet is not a peaceful place, and the U.S. no longer ranks in the top 100 most peaceful nations. It stands at No. 101, according to the annual Global Peace Index, a complex analysis that quantifies the relative peacefulness of 162 nations.

FBI 'raids 19 schools associated with Gülen'
Blacklisted News - U.S. federal agents have raided 19 charter schools, including three in Ohio, where an FBI criminal investigation in Cleveland has led to search warrants in Indiana and Illinois over the past week, Ohio-based Beacon Journal has reported.

Federal government orders 20 U.S. states to change their names after Indian words deemed 'offensive' to Native Americans [Part Satire]
(NaturalNews) Today the U.S. patent and trademark office cancelled the trademark registrations of the Washington Redskins football franchise, suddenly claiming the trademarks are "offensive to Native Americans," reports the Chicago Tribune.

US changes nuclear strategy to first strike: Analyst
Press TV - “US war doctrine has been changed. US nuclear weapons are no longer restricted to a retaliatory force, but have been elevated to the role of preemptive nuclear attack,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote in a column for Press TV website.

House budget punishes IRS with 15% cut, halts Obamacare enforcement
Washington Examiner - The Internal Revenue Service is about to get slapped with a harsh payback for messing around with conservative groups, blowing wads of tax dollars on employee conferences and helping implement Obamacare.

City Official Admits Border Patrol Fronting Cash to Bus Illegals
Adan Salazar & Jakari Jackson - A McAllen, Texas, city official has confirmed to Infowars rumors that the US Customs and Border Patrol agency is purchasing bus tickets and vouchers for illegal immigrants pouring through the border and then shipping them to other parts of the country, all at the taxpayer’s expense.

Government Increasingly Seeks Access to Private Health Records in Gun Permit Process
Activist Post - A new survey of North Carolina doctors finds that many are concerned about the increasing number of requests they are receiving to assess their patients' competency to carry concealed weapons.

Compensation for the Victims of the Sandy Hill School Shooting
Global Research - The Obama Administration is giving Newtown another $7.1 million in federal funds for those allegedly impacted by the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

High School Blocks Access to Conservative, Pro-Gun – But Not Liberal – Web Sites
Kit Daniels - A Connecticut high school student discovered that his school’s web filters block access to conservative, libertarian and pro-gun web sites but will allow students to view sites supporting gun control, abortion and the Democratic Party

China’s tycoon to feed 1,000 poor Americans in charity dinner
RT - China’s recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao placed ads in the US media inviting one thousand poor Americans for a dinner worth $1 million in New York on June 25. The philanthropist also said that he will give out US$300 to each guest after the meal.

Video Surfaces of Texas Police Executing Handcuffed Prisoner
Blacklisted News - [Warning Graphic] Earlier this year a grand jury declined to charge an El Paso police officer in the shooting death of a prisoner. A video of the incidenct was published on Monday, after the Texas Attorney General instructed the city to fulfill a request processed by the El Paso Times. The events of the video are deeply unsettling, showing a police officer essentially executing a handcuffed man.

FBI Manhunt Is On: “Crazy Prepper on the Loose”
Activist Post - The mainstream media hasn’t had any good crazy prepper stories lately, but all of that changed with this breaking news about a manhunt in rural Florida. Martin Howard Winters of Valrico, Florida remains “at large” after authorities attempted to arrest him for building lethal booby traps.

Economy & Business

YouTube: No, War Does Not Help The Economy
Corbett Report - The idea that the Great Depression was finally brought to an end by the onset of WWII has been a staple of history textbooks, documentaries and various war propaganda for decades. This myth continues to be perpetuated to the present day.

Energy & Environment

25 Shocking Facts About The Earth’s Dwindling Water Resources
Economic Collapse - Fresh water is the single most important natural resource on the planet, and we are very rapidly running out of it. The following are 25 shocking facts about the Earth's dwindling water resources that everyone should know...

June Snow: Winter Storm in Montana, Utah, Wyoming As Summer Approaches - Snow is falling over the higher elevations, as an upper-level low swirls over the Northern Rockies. Alta, Utah reported nine inches of snow on Tuesday, which makes it their third highest one-day snowfall total in June.

Housing Market

Foreclosure Law Firm Faces Eviction
AllGov - A Massachusetts law firm that specialized in helping kick people out of their homes is now facing homelessness itself. Connolly, Geaney, Ablitt & Willard has fallen on hard times after years of working with banks to foreclose on properties. The firm has gone through a series of layoffs and has significantly reduced its 150-person staff. And now it may be evicted from its headquarters in Woburn.


Infographic: Long Term Food Storage Guide
The Daily Sheeple - The Daily Prep’s Long Term Food Storage Guide takes you step by step through the entire food storage process, in plain terms and beautiful graphics. It’s complete with sections like: how to capitalize on left over space in a small house, how to incorporate “couponing” into your food storage shopping, which types of food you should store, food storage rotation, and much more.


Why is Obama concerned about mercury in coal power plants but not in vaccines?
(NaturalNews) Breathing in mercury from the air or consuming it in tainted fish each comes with their own respective risks. But having mercury injected directly into muscle tissue is a whole different animal, and regulators have been mysteriously silent on the immense risks associated with this common practice, including the likelihood that elemental mercury will cross the blood-brain barrier and accumulate in brain tissue.

Ten ways mercury is toxic to the body
(NaturalNews) There are many elements that are useful to the proper functioning of the body, but mercury is not one of them. It has zero value for its proper functioning and should be considered one of the most dangerous toxins that one is exposed to due to its degenerative side effects and indiscriminate prevalence in one's life.

The Oft-Ignored Link Between Mental Illness and Hypothyroid Disease
Kelly Brogan, M.D. - When thyroid hormone is deficient or poorly functioning, you may experience symptoms ranging from fatigue and constipation, to hair loss, depression, foggy thinking, cold body temperature, and low metabolism. Some mental illness, including depression, anxiety, and postpartum depression may even be driven by thyroid dysfunction

Question: what is trisodium phosphate and what is it doing in our food?
(NaturalNews) Certain working professionals, such as carpenters and painters, might know what trisodium phosphate (TSP) is. They'd know that TSP is an industrial cleaning agent used for paint prep work, as a degreasing agent, as a mildew remover, siding cleaner and lead abating agent. However, what these working pros wouldn't expect is for TSP to be in their breakfast, lunch, and toothpaste!

Why Walmart and Costco shrimp prices are so low - and why you should never buy from them again
(NaturalNews) Some of the most popular American corporations are importing shrimp at super-cheap prices from Thailand, where migrant workers are in slavery, like in Nazi Germany, being tortured while they work for no pay 20 hours a day.

US authorities sound alarm as diabetes epidemic hits 10 percent of population
(NaturalNews) A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals a shocking fact about the current state of public health in the U.S.: nearly 10 percent of Americans now have diabetes. Roughly 30 million people, it turns out -- 8 million-or-so of whom have yet to be diagnosed -- currently suffer from some form of the disease, says the agency, and the bulk of these folks are 20 years of age or older.

Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
(NaturalNews) The pieces of the puzzle are finally coming together on U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's bizarre attack aimed at Doctor Oz.

The Health Benefits of Cranberries
Natural Society - Cranberries are tart little globes of goodness that have been used for food, medicine, and even dyes for centuries. They are considered by many to be a superfood and are loaded with high nutrient and antioxidant content.

Tips on Avoiding Fake Olive Oil and Choosing the Most Pure
Natural Society - There is no third party to determine whether the oil is pure virgin olive oil, whether it is mixed with partially hydrogenated oils, soy, hazelnut, or canola, or whether it is from other places outside Italy, the world’s largest source of olive oil. Companies have been caught red handed doing this with huge volumes of oil, but very little comes of it as the heads of big edible oil producers in Europe are often politically well connected.

What are Rope Worms?
Global Healing Center - Rope worm, a newly-discovered intestinal parasite, may be one of the most frightening and most overlooked parasites plaguing human health today.... It is estimated that at least one in four people are infected with intestinal parasites. Symptoms vary and include weight gain/loss, headaches, indigestion, rashes, increased cold and flu incidence, and even cancer.

Wednesday - June 18, 2014 - 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. (World War I)
1928 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales.
1936 - The first bicycle traffic court was established in Racine, WI.
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.
1959 - The first telecast received from England was broadcast in the U.S. over NBC-TV.
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.
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

Over 100 civilians killed, 200 injured in Kiev military op – Russia’s investigators
RT - Over 100 civilians were killed, 200 injured and hundreds of homes destroyed in the Kiev military operation in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s Investigative Committee said. Russia blames Governor Kolomoysky and Interior Minister Avakov for the bloodshed.

ISIS attacks Iraq's largest refinery in Baiji with mortars, gunfire
RT - SIS militants have launched an attack on Iraq’s largest oil refinery with mortars and machine gun fire, refinery employees say. The extremist group has been gaining ground in Iraq, seizing control of territory in its mission to create an Islamic state.

ISIS Stunner: Terrorist Organization's Annual Reports Unveiled; Reveal Full "Investment Highlights"
Zero Hedge - "Since 2012 the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, (known as Isis) has issued annual reports, outlining in numerical and geographical detail its operations – the number of bombings, assassinations, checkpoints, suicide missions, cities taken over and even “apostates” converted to the Isis cause."

The Bank Of England Lost 487 Tonnes Of Gold In 2013
In Gold We Trust - The Bank Of England (BoE) just came out with their annual report 2014. In the report it’s stated the BoE is the custodian of 5485 metric tonnes of gold (£140 billion pounds measured February 28, 2014). From the BoE annual report 2014...

U.S. seized Benghazi suspect during fierce fighting between Libyan militias
McClatchy - The U.S. military seized a Libyan extremist accused in the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans on Sunday as the terror group he once led was locked in fierce combat with forces loyal to a renegade Libyan general who once lived in the United States.

Blowback! U.S. trained ISIS at secret Jordan base
WND - Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. ... The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq.

U.S. Ignored ISIS Threat to Hype Endless War On Terror
Kurt Nimmo - The corporate media, taking its cues in part from Foreign Policy, a magazine formerly owned by the misnamed Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, insists the gains of ISIS in Iraq took the establishment by surprise.

Key Iraqi oil refinery shuts down as Islamists press to seize it
McClatchy - The oil refinery in the town of Baiji supplies at least 40 percent of Iraq’s gasoline production, making it one of the most crucial facilities in a country that, despite its oil wealth, must import gasoline to feed the foreign-made automobiles that have flooded Iraq since U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Gas transit pipeline explodes in Ukraine
RT - A preliminary investigation found the explosion was caused by ‘pipeline depressurization’. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry also cites possible “terrorism” - based on locals “hearing two loud booms before the fire.” But within just an hour of the blast Ukraine’s acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov blamed Russia.

EU wants ‘Mediterranean hub’ for Azeri gas
StratRisks - The European Commission released an EU energy security strategy earlier this week, in response to the political crisis in Ukraine which is threatening gas supplies from Russia, after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Russia could cut off supplies to Ukraine unless the latter starts to pay off its gas debt, which Russia’s Gazprom says stands at €2.5 billion.

Argentina faces debt default but won’t “submit to extortion” by US vulture fund
RT - Argentina could face a debt default by June 30, the country’s second in 13 years. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said her country will not be able to pay fines imposed by the US Supreme Court in connection with the previous default.

Revealed: UK govt intercepted Google, Facebook and Twitter comms
RT - British spy agencies hacked messages exchanged over Google, Facebook and Twitter by changing the definition of comms on the platforms... The report is based on a UK government document obtained through a pro-privacy lawsuit. It reveals that UK authorities consider any contact between people in the UK via foreign social media or search engines as “external communication” and thus interceptable.

Tunnel vision: Plan to put Fukushima on ice hits snag
RT - The problem is related not to the more-publicized “ice wall” set to be erected around the Fukushima plant, but rather the use of the same approach to freeze water in underground tunnels. Workers started pouring chemical solutions into the tunnels under the No 2 reactor in April, hoping that they would help freeze the contaminated water in them and stop it from leaking into the environment.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Navy sailor suing over Fukushima exposure dies from rare cancer near heart
ENENews - First death of a USS Ronald Reagan sailor hit by radiation from Fukushima Daiichi while on Operation Tomodachi. Theodore Holcomb, a former USS Ronald Reagan aviation mechanic during Operation Tomodachi, died of synovial sarcoma on April 26, 2014. Holcomb was a plaintiff in the lawsuit against TEPCO. He began experiencing “breathing difficulty, pain in right shoulder, and excessive heart rate while still in service. He was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma next to his heart, causing lung and heart issues, in late 2011. Holcomb was 38 years old and a father of a five-year-old girl.

ICE Agent Blows the Whistle: Illegals Receiving Costly Medical Treatment at Facilities
Adan Salazar & Jakari Jackson - ”Referring to US immigrant services as a “free pass,” the agent said immigrants from places like Central America are being emboldened by family members who’ve illegally entered the country successfully.“They’re all calling back home and saying, ‘Come on over! they’re giving us a free pass,” he said.

South Dakota has Raked in $100 Million in Homeland Security Grants Despite No Known Terrorist Threats....Ever
AllGov - Billions of tax dollars have poured out of Washington D.C. since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to help states and local governments better secure their populations against terrorist threats. But the money allocated to one state demonstrates the questionable decision-making that comes from trying to prevent future threats on U.S. soil.

IRS Has Lost More E-mails...
National Review - It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal.

Military Blimps To Be Launched Over Maryland Skies...
Blacklisted News - Soon, Maryland will be the home to a couple of new landmarks. Actually, sky-marks. As Mike Schuh reports, two large blimps will soon rise over Harford County and stay put. Radar blimps like these have been used on the battlefield to track the enemy, and in the Caribbean to intercept drug runners.

Economy & Business

Gasoline at U.S. Pumps Set to Hit Six-Year Seasonal High
Bloomberg - The pump price averaged $3.686 a gallon yesterday, up 1.2 cents from a week earlier, data posted on the Energy Information Administration’s website late yesterday show. Oil, which accounts for two-thirds of the retail price of gasoline, gained $2.49 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange in the same period and $4.88 in the month ended yesterday.

The Death Of The Rust Belt
Economic Collapse - Decades of slow, steady economic decline have really taken a toll, and even the architecture in these cities looks depressed. But despite all of the decay, there is still evidence that there was once something truly great about these communities.

Pfizer, Chiquita and Medtronic Try to Merge with Foreign Firms to Avoid U.S. Taxes
AllGov - One major U.S. company has merged with a foreign business and another attempted to in the hopes of legally avoiding some U.S. income taxes.

Price Index for Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs Rockets to All-Time High
CNS News - In January 1967, when the BLS started tracking this measure, the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was 38.1. As of last May, it was 234.572. By this January, it hit 240.006. By April, it hit 249.362. And, in May, it climbed to a record 252.832.

Energy & Environment

Virus Spreads from Pollen to Bees, Possibly Contributing to Bee Colony Collapse
Elizabeth Renter - Viruses don’t usually cross from plant to animal, so fear of contracting such a virus is not usually of concern. But in an alarming event, a “rapidly mutating” virus has made the leap from plants to honeybees, and could be furthering the collapse of bee colonies.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: We Are Literally Filling Up The Pacific Ocean With Plastic
Activist Post - When people hear the term “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, they expect to find millions of plastic bottles floating around out there. But that is not what we are dealing with. You see, when plastic gets into the ocean it never biodegrades, but it does photodegrade. So what we end up with is a “plastic soup” of billions upon billions of microscopic pieces of plastic.

Science & Technology

No more Radiohead: YouTube to ban indie labels, charge for music service
RT - Thousands of music videos are expected to soon disappear off of YouTube because the independent record labels behind those artists are not involved in new deals being cut by the Google-owned streaming site.

Housing Market

SunTrust Banks pays nearly $1 bn for mortgage abuse
Blacklisted News - SunTrust Banks agreed Tuesday to pay $968 million to settle US charges, rooted in the 2008 financial crisis, that it mislabeled huge numbers of defective mortgages as quality loans, abusing borrowers.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

DuPont in $1 billion lawsuit over hyped-up GMO technology with 'disappointing results'
(NaturalNews) DuPont, the maker of the Pioneer brand of genetically modified corn, has been sued by an investment fund over claims that company managers promoted herbicide-resistant crop traits that they were aware did not work.

Re-growing Lettuce
Lessons in Farming - It’s not a hard concept. Stick the crown end in water after you’ve cut off all the lettuce. I figured I ‘d give it a shot and I have to say, so far I have been amazed.


Taking metformin and insulin in conjunction raises mortality risk for diabetes patients
(NaturalNews) Combining the diabetes drug metformin with insulin significantly increases patients' risk of death, according to a study conducted by researchers from Vanderbilt University and published in a diabetes-themed issue of JAMA on June 11.

Foods, herbs and spices that uplift, refresh and restore the spirit
(NaturalNews) In trying times, such as during the proliferation of toxins affecting our food, air and infrastructure (GMOs, wireless electromagnetic frequencies, etc.) like now, it is good to know that there are foods that have been used for centuries to refresh and renew the spirit and reduce stress that we can turn to.

Whole Foods sued over false 'all natural' claim on baked goods
(NaturalNews) Recently, a district judge backed similar allegations against Whole Foods, cracking down on the company's blanket use of the term all natural. This new class action lawsuit, originally filed in November 2013 by Mary Garrison, accuses Whole Foods of misleading consumers by selling baked goods labeled "all natural," while containing a synthetic leavening agent -- sodium acid pyrophosphate.

How the USDA Can Make or Break Public Health, and Why It Has Chosen the Latter
Dr. Mercola - The USDA-run Smart Snacks in School program encourages “healthy choices.” But the “smarter, healthier” choices promoted are actually processed foods, including junk foods like
tortilla chips, and artificially flavored water

Four unusual superfood smoothies that can change your life for the better
(NaturalNews) Smoothies have been in fashion for quite some time now as a quick, nutrient dense and health-inspiring way to keep the body humming and happy.

Top five health benefits of eucalyptus oil
(NaturalNews) Eucalyptus oil has many properties that make it an attractive solution for many health ills. However, it was not always so popular. Until recently, many people did not know much about its use as an aromatherapy.

80% of what you buy at the grocery store is wrapped in toxic packaging; new store in Germany to eliminate all waste
(NaturalNews) It is a concept that has a long way to go before it gains wide acceptance in the U.S. and throughout the West, but it is nonetheless a reality now in Germany.

Broccoli Sprout Beverage Enhances Detoxification of Air Pollutants
Natural Blaze - A clinical trial involving nearly 300 Chinese men and women residing in one of China’s most polluted regions found that daily consumption of a half cup of broccoli sprout beverage produced rapid, significant and sustained higher levels of excretion of benzene, a known human carcinogen, and acrolein, a lung irritant.

Parents shocked to learn 'BPA-free' baby bottles are loaded with other estrogen mimickers
NaturalNews) Baby bottles from AVENT, Born Free, Green to Grow, Evenflo and Weil Baby all emit high or very high levels of hormone-altering chemicals, says new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health. Many PC-replacement-products made from acrylic, polystyrene, polyethersulfone, and Tritan resins leached chemicals with [estrogenic activity], including products made for use by babies.

Should Premature Babies Be Included In The One-Size-Fits-All Vaccination Policy? - According to a fact sheet published by the University of Auckland, premature babies weighing as little as seventeen ounces are supposed to be vaccinated with same dose of vaccines given to an adult.

Heroin Epidemic Panic Used to Distract from Greater Problem of Fatal Prescription Overdoses
AllGov - Statistics show that about 90% of heroin users are white men and women who first tried prescription painkillers. The total number of addicts is about half a million, with approximately 3,000 deaths from the drug in 2010. But those numbers pale in comparison to the impact of opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone.

Tuesday - June 17, 2014 - Today In History:
1579 - Sir Francis Drake claimed San Francisco Bay for England. (California)
1775 - The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston.
1837 - Charles Goodyear received his first patent. The patent was for a process that made rubber easier to work with.
1856 - The Republican Party opened its first national convention in Philadelphia.
1872 - George M. Hoover began selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas. The town had been dry up until this point.
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.
1913 - U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico.
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.
1941 - WNBT-TV in New York City, NY, was granted the first construction permit to operate a commercial TV station in the U.S.
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."
1994 - After leading police on a chase through Southern California, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and Ronald Goldman.
2008 - Hundreds of same-sex couples got married across California on the first full day that gay marriage became legal by order of the state's highest court. (However, California voters banned gay marriage in November.)

World News

Second US guided-missile destroyer arrives in Europe
RT - The USS Ross, the second of four US Navy destroyers considered to be the cornerstone of NATO’s European missile defense shield, has arrived at the Spanish naval port of Rota. Russia considers the system to be a direct threat to its security.

Obama announces 275 troops to deploy to Iraq for embassy security in Baghdad
RT - “This force is deploying for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property, if necessary, and is equipped for combat,” Obama said in a letter sent to House and Senate leaders. “This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”
* Related: What’s Wrong With These Two Headlines?

Desperate times: Kerry says US ready to turn to Iran, drone strikes, to fight ISIS
RT - US Secretary of State John Kerry says that Washington is ready to use radical measures to halt the ISIS offensive in Iraq – including enlisting Iran’s help and launching air strikes.

US warship with 550 Marines enters Persian Gulf
RT - The USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines onboard has entered the Persian Gulf on Monday for a possible operation in Iraq. It comes after President Obama ruled out sending ground troops to the militant-assaulted country.

Europe Bans American Apples
Christina Sarich - It’s sad when one of the biggest ‘super powers’ can’t even export a quintessentially American food to another country because it is too toxic to eat. But apples treated with diphenylamine (DPA), a substance which keeps them from turning brown for months at a time when they are kept in storage, is now a sore spot for importers of American apples.

VIDEO: Iraq army retakes most parts of Tal Afar
PressTV - According to the reports on Monday, the Iraqi army managed to regain control of most parts of the city of Tal Afar. This comes while throughout the day there were contradictory reports about who controls Tal Afar which sits on a main highway linking Nineveh province to Syria.

Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants
The Guardian - The confirmation comes as the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, said Iran was ready to support Iraq from the mortal threat fast spreading through the country, while the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, called on citizens to take up arms in their country's defence.

Rampaging Jihadists Kill Dozens in Kenya
Kurt Nimmo - Men watching the World Cup at a hotel were systematically executed while women were forced to watch, according to Kenya police commander David Kimaiyo. The terrorists said the execution was in response to the activity of Kenyan troops in Somalia. Kenya has sent troops there to counter al-Shabaab kidnappings and attacks.

Russia cuts natural gas supply to Ukraine
USA Today - ussia cut the supplies as Monday's payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on prices and unpaid bills amid continued fighting in eastern Ukraine. The decision does not immediately affect the gas flow to Europe but could disrupt the long-term energy supply to the region if the issue remains unresolved.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

War Industry Stands to Make Billions Off ISIS Threat
Kurt Nimmo - Considering the current situation in Iraq and alarm bells echoing through the halls of Congress, the sale will undoubtedly go through without a hitch. On Monday posted details of the sale to the floundering Shia regime in Baghdad:

$40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable
LA Times - The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, was supposed to protect Americans against a chilling new threat from "rogue states" such as North Korea and Iran. But a decade after it was declared operational, and after $40 billion in spending, the missile shield cannot be relied on, even in carefully scripted tests that are much less challenging than an actual attack would be, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.

15 Americans Still Held Hostage Abroad or Missing
AllGov - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back on American soil, but he was far from the only U.S. citizen being held in a foreign land. At least 15 other Americans have been kidnapped, jailed on questionable charges or are missing in other countries.

Issa Subpoenas IRS Commissioner On Lost Lerner Emails
The Daily Caller - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa subpoenaed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner John Koskinen to testify about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails and claimed that federal law mandates that Lerner’s emails should have been preserved.

Church Groups Ship Illegals Deeper Into U.S.
Adan Salazar & Jakari Jackson - With DHS detainment facilities and military bases swamped, church groups welcome illegals with open arms. South Texas church groups are working around the clock to shuttle what appears to be hundreds of illegal immigrants to housing facilities, benefiting the Obama administration in its deliberate plan to flood America with illegal aliens for political purposes.

Sheriff Mack Smeared By SPLC “Connected” To Las Vegas Shooters
Ben Swann - Constitutional Sheriff Richard Mack supports cop killing “patriots”? While those exact words have not yet been used, that is the narrative that is being pushed by the Southern Poverty Law Center and other media as they have found the “connection” between two lunatic cop killers in Las Vegas and Sheriff Mack.

Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?
The Rutherford Institute - The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”

Obama to sign order barring federal discrimination against gays
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a White House official said on Monday, handing another victory to gay rights

Sandy Hook Redux: Obama officials confirm that it was a drill and no children died
Jim Fetzer - “I have a lot of sources in regards to as to what’s going on with the president and the administration and so on, and every one of my sources said it was a false flag”--Paul Preston

Economy & Business

Fed Prepares For Bond-Fund Runs, Looking At Imposing "Exit Fee" Gates
Zero Hedge - It was two short years ago that the Fed, in its relentless attempt to push everyone into the biggest equity bubble of all time, did something many thought was merely a backdoor ploy to forcibly reallocate capital out of the $2.7 trillion money market industry and into stocks when, as we wrote in July 2012, it contemplated imposing suspensions of fund redemptions to “allow for the orderly liquidation of funds assets.” Or in other words “gate” money markets.

Walgreens' Planned Move From Illinois to Switzerland Would Save $4 Billion in Taxes
Daily Paul - Walgreens could cost taxpayers $4 billion in lost revenue over five years should the company decide to renounce its American corporate legal status and move its official address to Switzerland, a tax haven. The company is widely reported to be considering this move and says it will announce its intentions as soon as this summer. Walgreens is the nation’s largest pharmacy retailer with 8,200 stores and locations in all 50 states.

GM safety crisis grows with recall of 3 million more cars for ignition issues
(Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) recalled three million more cars for ignition switch issues on Monday, roughly doubling the number of GM vehicles with known switch problems in a crisis that has defined the automaker and new Chief Executive Mary Barra this year.

Energy & Environment

Rare double tornado rip through Nebraska: 5-yo dead, 19 injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - Several tornadoes tore through northeast Nebraska on Monday, leaving one child dead and 19 injured and a path of destruction in its wake as governor declares a state of emergency.

Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska puzzles scientists
AP - A moderate earthquake shook northwest Alaska on Monday, the fifth temblor of the same magnitude since April in an area with otherwise little activity, seismologists said.

Our solar team sets a hot and steamy world record - A team of solar thermal engineers and scientists at our Energy Centre in Newcastle have used the ample sunlight flooding their solar fields to create what’s called ‘supercritical’ steam – an ultra-hot, ultra-pressurised steam that’s used to drive the world’s most advanced power plant turbines – at the highest levels of temperature and pressure EVER recorded with solar power.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Biotech Seeks to Overturn Hawaii County GMO-Banning Law
Natural Society - Hawaii’s big island currently has a law restricting the use of genetically modified crops. Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into effect late last year. Now, several Big Ag groups and farmers have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to overturn the GMO ban.


Genetically modified ‘super banana’ to be tested on Americans
RT - A vitamin-enhanced ‘super-banana’ developed by scientists is to be tested on humans. The trials are to take place in the US over a six-week period. Researchers aim to start growing the fruit in Uganda by 2020.... The project was created by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Cumin Essential Oil Offers Relief for IBS in Clinical Study
Green Med Info - Research from Tehran University of Medical Sciences has concluded that cumin extract can significantly reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome – also referred to as IBS and sometimes referred as inflammatory bowel disease.

Natural antibiotics to stockpile now: 10 herbs and foods that kill superbugs
(NaturalNews) Longtime readers of Natural News know that, because of massive over-prescribing by the modern healthcare industry, today's crop of antibiotics are becoming less and less effective.

Sumac, the Super Food with an Off-the-Charts ORAC Value
Natural Society - Sumac is one of the foods listed at the very top of the ORAC chart. In comparison, it has roughly four times the ability to fight free radicals as organic parsley which rates high on the chart, and three times the free-radical fighting ability as ground sage – also high on the ORAC chart.

Top five foods to eat to avoid belly fat
(NaturalNews) Studies have linked excess belly fat to high blood pressure, heart disease and even premature death, yet millions of Americans remain overweight, packing on pounds and inches each year.

The top ways companies routinely deceive Americans with visual marketing tricks
(NaturalNews) We've all seen them: billboards and commercials featuring delicious-looking, overstuffed cheeseburgers; supermodels with not a single physical flaw promoting makeup; the most enticing luxury resorts the world has ever seen.

Full Disclosure: Parents Fault Medical Research Study for Putting Preemies in Harm’s Way - In May 2007, Carrie and Shawn Pratt agreed to sign up their severely premature daughter, Dagen, for a government-funded study being conducted at Duke University Hospital. The Pratts say they were told that researchers simply were gathering information to help other children. “We never understood the study to be based on manipulating her oxygen level to meet [researchers'] needs,” Carrie Pratt says.

California Measles: 85% of Those Contracting It Are Fully Vaccinated
The Daily Sheeple - The current all-time-high measles outbreak in California since measles was ‘eradicated’ due to vaccines and vaccinations, has local health authorities stumped because 85% of those contracting measles were fully vaccinated!

Foods to Avoid If You Have Acne
Dr. Mercola - Grains (both gluten-containing and non-gluten) and sugar should be avoided if you struggle with acne. Gluten may make your gut more permeable, which allows proteins to get into your bloodstream that would otherwise have been excluded, sensitizing your immune system and promoting inflammation, which can lead to acne.

10 Health Benefits of Ginger Tea - With its high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root is extremely beneficial for health. Once made into tea, you can add peppermint, honey or lemon to make this beverage into an incredible tea with immunity boosters known to reduce inflammation and prevent many illnesses.

Strawberry Compound Shown to Protect Against Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss
Natural Society - A recent study found that a compound in strawberries and mangoes can actually reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and help prevent memory loss.

Chia and berries weight loss smoothie recipe
STEPin2 - This weight loss recipe is a smoothie full of dietary fiber, which helps you feel full for longer, so you eat less.

Monday - June 16, 2014 - Today In History:
1812 - The City Bank of New York (later Citibank) opened for business.
1858 - In a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
1884 - At Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY, the first roller coaster in America opened.
1890 - The second Madison Square Gardens opened.
1897 - The U.S. government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.
1903 - Ford Motor Company was incorporated.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the closure of all German consulates in the United States. The deadline was set as July 10.
1952 - "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" was published in the United States.
1955 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend Selective Service until 1959.
1978 - U.S. President Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos ratified the Panama Canal treaties.
1983 - Yuri Andropov was elected chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. The position was the equivalent of president.
1992 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush welcomed Russian President Boris Yeltsin to a meeting in Washington, DC. The two agreed in principle to reduce strategic weapon arsenals by about two-thirds by the year 2003.
1996 - Russian voters had their first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin was the winner after a run-off.
2000 - U.S. federal regulators approved the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE Corp. The merger created the nation's largest local phone company.
2000 - U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson reported that an employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico had discovered that two computer hard drives were missing.
2008 - California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

World News

US evacuates Baghdad embassy staff as ISIS militants overrun another town in northwest Iraq
RT - Sunni insurgents led by ISIS jihadists captured the northwestern Iraqi town of Tal Afar on Sunday, reports say, as the militants continue their advance on Baghdad. The US says it is relocating some of its embassy staff to other Iraqi cities.

Ukraine’s stance in gas talks with Russia is ‘blackmail’ – Gazprom CEO
RT - Gazprom considers Ukraine’s position a form of blackmail and a method to negotiate an ultra-low price, Aleksey Miller, head of Russia's Gazprom, said on Monday.

US, UK create joint team to prepare for air strikes in Iraq  says report
RT - Over a decade after the US and UK invaded Iraq in 2003, the military allies have created a joint 'counter-terrorist' team to send to the country. British officers are already on their way “to prepare for possible air strikes,” The Sunday Times reports.

Iran will mull helping Iraq if officially asked
PressTV - A senior Iranian official has dismissed as “unreal” Western reports about potential Iran-US cooperation in crisis-hit Iraq, stressing that Tehran will consider helping Baghdad if officially asked by the Iraqi government.

Syria pounds ISIS bases in coordination with Iraq
AFP - Syria's army has been pounding for 24 hours major bases of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham in coordination with the Baghdad government, a monitor said Sunday.

Iraq crisis: Isis forces kill dozens of soldiers in 'mass execution' as country slides towards sectarian war
The Independent - Iraq is close to all-out sectarian war as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) massacres dozens of Iraqi soldiers in revenge for the loss of one of its commanders, and government supporters in Baghdad warn that the spread of fighting to the capital could provoke mass killings of the Sunni minority there.
* Related: ISIS Jihadists Release Shocking Photos...

The US-Australia Military Alliance against China
Global Research - No details were provided after a brief meeting at the White House on Thursday, but there is no doubt that the agreements mark another escalation of the Australian government’s involvement in Washington’s military and strategic “pivot” to Asia to confront China.

Japan, North Korea to hold fresh talks
PressTV - Japan and North Korea are expected to hold fresh talks after Pyongyang agreed to investigate the alleged kidnapping of Japanese nationals to train spies.

In Explosive Scandal, Head Of Polish Central Bank Recorded Promising Assistance To Government If Minister Fired
Zero Hedge - Yesterday, Polish magazine Wprost released a recording of a meeting between Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz and central bank Governor Marek Belka which took place in a Warsaw restaurant in July 2013. In the recording, Belka told the minister he would be willing to help the government out of its economic troubles if the finance minister was fired.

Report: Gunmen Steal Radioactive Device From Mexican Research Lab
Mac Slavo - Amid the tense security situation created by thousands of illegal immigrants compromising the southern border of the United States, Mexican officials say that a radioactive device has been stolen from a government research facility.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Haven’t We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq?
Ron Paul - The same foreign policy “experts” who lied us into the Iraq war are now telling us we must re-invade Iraq to deal with the disaster caused by their invasion! They cannot admit they were wrong about the invasion being a “cakewalk” that would pay for itself, so they want to blame last week’s events on the 2011 US withdrawal from Iraq. But the trouble started with the 2003 invasion itself, not the 2011 troop withdrawal. Anyone who understands cause and effect should understand this.

ISIS 'greatest national security threat since 9/11,' lawmakers warn
RT - Prominent US Republicans say the recent success of Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS in Iraq and Syria poses a danger not only to the stability of the Middle East, but also to US national security.

‘Inventing terrorists’: New study reveals FBI set up terrorism-related prosecutions
RT - Nearly 95 per cent of terrorist arrests have been the result of FBI foiling its own entrapment plots as a part of the so-called post-9/11 War on Terror, a new study revealed.

Senior NSA Executive: NSA Started Spying On Journalists in 2002 ... In Order to Make Sure They Didn't Report On Mass Surveillance
Washington's Blog - …Senior NSA executive Thomas Drake tells Washington’s Blog that the spying on reporters started 12 years ago – in 2002 – and has been fairly systematic.

Xanax link to mass shootings confirmed yet again
(NaturalNews) The government's latest false flag attempt to steal people's guns is backfiring after it was determined that the alleged "shooter" at the University of California, Santa Barbara, (UCSB) was most likely addicted to benzodiazepines, a class of pharmaceuticals that can lead to extreme hysteria and outbursts of violence.

Leaked Counter Terrorism Bulletin Warns Police of Impending ‘Far-Right Violence’
Mikael Thalen - Published by the New York State Intelligence Center, the document, entitled “CTB 14-07: Recent Spike in Violence Targeting Law Enforcement,” details several recent shootings while warning police to be on the look out for people displaying anti-government viewpoints.

New Ruling Shows the NSA Can't Legally Justify Its Phone Spying Anymore
Wired - The case, United States v. Davis , is important not only because it provides substantive and procedural protections against abuse of an increasingly common and highly invasive surveillance method. It also provides support for something Christopher Sprigman and I have said before — that the government’s other “metadata” collection programs are unconstitutional.

Child Immigrant Facility ‘Dog And Pony Show’ Invite Comes With Tons Of Rules
Daily Caller - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles.

State lawmakers push Common Core agenda with 340 bills
US Today - As of May 15, lawmakers introduced over 340 bills in 46 states—every state that had had a regular legislative session this year— that addressed college- and career-readiness education standards, including the Common Core. Of those, 30 would slow down or delay college- and career-readiness standards and 35 would halt or revoke implementation altogether.

Economy & Business

“Cluster Of Central Banks” Have Secretly Invested $29 Trillion In The Market
Zero Hedge - Another conspiracy “theory” becomes conspiracy “fact” as The FT reports “a cluster of central banking investors has become major players on world equity markets.”

IMF Chief in favor of global warming carbon tax and cap and trade systems
Blacklisted News - The IMF Managing Director was in Canada to address the International Economic Forum of the Americas, where she used the opportunity to stress that governments must address the costs climate inaction will incur. The economist noted that efforts must be made to tackle atmospheric pollution, be they in the form of a carbon tax or a cap and trade system.

The United States Of Debt: Total Debt In America Hits A New Record High Of Nearly 60 Trillion Dollars
Economic Collapse - When you total up all forms of debt including government debt, business debt, mortgage debt and consumer debt, we are 59.4 trillion dollars in debt.

Veteran News

Vets watch as insurgents undo sacrifices in Iraq
AP - Marine Sgt. Colin Archipley's unit suffered heavy casualties in the savage house-to-house fighting against insurgents holed up in the Iraqi city of Fallujah in 2004.

Healthcare disgrace: 100,000 veterans discovered to endure long wait times for initial doctor visits at VA hospitals
(NaturalNews) A just-released report by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revealed that the dearth of patient care for our nation's veterans is more widespread -- and shocking -- than initially thought.

Homeland Security Police Caught Harassing Sick Veterans - Veterans were horrified while seeking VA health care on Wednesday when approached by Homeland Security police in an Operation Shield exercise. The exercise was for the purpose of “presence deterrence” at a VA health care facility in San Diego.

Science & Technology

Agency Aims to Regulate Map Aids in Vehicles
NY Times - The department is intensifying its battle against distracted driving by seeking explicit authority from Congress to regulate navigation aids of all types, including apps on smartphones.

VIDEO: Vast Underground 'Oceans' Discovered Deep Beneath U.S. - Conducted by researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico and published in the journal Science, the discovery could help explain where our oceans came from and why life is able to exist on Earth.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

National Geographic Reports – Chemicals Causing Infertility in Pigs are Present Throughout Human Consumer Goods
Blacklisted News - Some of the same chemicals found in the pigs’ semen storage bags are routinely used in packaging food for humans and are known to migrate into food. Cyclic lactone, for instance, is a common by-product in adhesives used in potato chip bags and sliced meat packages. It was one of the chemicals found in high levels in the semen bags that had been used on the farms with the highest rates of reproductive failure.

Farmers See Better Animal Health with Non-GMO Feed, But Scared to Say So
Natural Society - Farmers across the nation have reported ill effects in their animals when fed GMO corn and soy feed, but with a simple change, often costing less, non-GMO feed is causing better animal health and less disease.


Incurable chikungunya virus spreads in US, at least 6 states affected
RT - US health officials are on high alert as a mosquito-borne virus that yet has no cure has struck six of the US states. The virus called chikungunya causes severe joint pain which can last for years.

Natural antibiotics to stockpile now: 10 herbs and foods that kill superbugs
(NaturalNews) Longtime readers of Natural News know that, because of massive over-prescribing by the modern healthcare industry, today's crop of antibiotics are becoming less and less effective.

Diet changes that may help reduce cancer risk
(NaturalNews) With the incidences of cancer seeming to rise frequently according to the media outlets, many people wonder if there is anything they can do in order to significantly reduce that risk.

Flaxseeds are packed with fatty acids, lignans and minerals
(NaturalNews) Flaxseeds are the best natural source of lignans, which are unique polyphenols with antioxidant and anti-estrogenic properties. In fact, according to The World's Healthiest Foods website, flaxseeds contain seven times more lignans than sesame seeds (the runner up), 338 times more lignans than sunflower seeds, 475 more lignans than cashew nuts and an estimated 3,200 times more lignans than peanuts!

Halt salt? Not so fast: scientists say not enough can harm health
(NaturalNews) With the exception of people who toss a pinch of salt over their shoulder for luck, sodium is typically associated with anything but good fortune. Individuals are often warned to cut back on it, if not avoid it altogether.

Man Uses Cannabis Oil to Successfully Treat Another Incurable Disease – COPD
Natural Society - Most cannabis treatment-related awareness has migrated toward cancer, Crohn’s Disease, chronic epileptic seizures, and glaucoma. Even Parkinson’s disease and MS victims have experienced positive results from various cannabis with THC applications. But COPD victims can utilize this plant as well.

Extensive Review Highlights Overwhelming Evidence for Turmeric Health Benefits
Natural Society - According to the review, cucumin has been shown to “exhibit therapeutic potential” in a long list of diseases including: cancer, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, colitis, arthritis, diabetes, psoriasis, obesity, depression, fatigue, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, kidney disease, and even brain injuries.

Burning Incense May Cause Inflammation and Cancer - A popular cultural practice in many parts of the world, incense may create a sweet scent, but it also generates indoor air pollutants that cause inflammation in human respiratory organs as well as a variety of carcinogenic agents resulting in far more risk in their use than any benefit.

Pet News

This Single Seasonal Indiscretion Can Mean Death in Minutes for Your Pet
Dr. Becker - Just as temperatures will climb over the next few months, so will the risk of overheating in pets. And inevitably, far too many precious dogs and even a few cats will succumb to heatstroke this summer. Most cases of pets dying from heat exposure are not reported, but estimates are that several hundred dogs suffer this slow, agonizing fate every year.

Friday - June 13, 2014 - Today In History:
1777 - The Marquis de Lafayette arrived in the American colonies to help with their rebellion against the British.
1789 - Ice cream was served to General George Washington by Mrs. Alexander Hamilton.
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.
1912 - Captain Albert Berry made the first successful parachute jump from an airplane in Jefferson, Mississippi.
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.
1979 - Sioux Indians were awarded $105 million in compensation for the U.S. seizure in 1877 of their Black Hills in South Dakota.
1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush exercised his first Presidential veto on a bill dealing with minimum wage.
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.
2004 - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 80th birthday with a 13,000-foot parachute jump over his presidential library in College Station, Texas.
2005 - Singer Michael Jackson was acquitted on charges of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch.
2009 - Incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner of a disputed Iranian presidential vote, touching off weeks of mass demonstrations

World News

VIDEO: Iraq battling Takfiris north of Baghdad
Press TV - Iraqi security officials said on Friday that the army is battling the terrorists in the outskirts of the city of Muqdadiyah, situated northeast of Baquba, in Iraq’s eastern Diyala Province.

How The US Is Arming Both Sides Of The Iraqi Conflict
Zero Hedge - To summarize: the US was arming and training the same Al Qaeda/ISIS groups of Jihadists, that it concurrently gave Iraq weapons to fight. And since the Iraq army has so far proven utterly incapable of any resistance, it is now up to US drones to "fight" the same "rebels" that the US itself was collaborating with until a month or so ago.

‘Powers to blame for Iraq terror acts’
Press TV - A senior Iranian commander says big powers and their regional allies are to blame for the spread of terrorist acts by Takfiri militants in the region.

VIDEO: Filipinos protest against US treaty
Press TV - Hundreds of Filipinos have held a protest rally against a recent treaty that gives US forces greater military access to bases across the country.

Tear gas, stun grenades: Brazilian police disperse protesters hours before WC opener
RT - Brazilian police have used teargas and stun grenades in San Paolo clashing with about 200 protesters angry with the govt overspending on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This occurred hours before the tournament’s opening game to be held in the city.

GM floodgate to open? EU ministers back deal to let nations decide fate of crops
RT - European Union governments have decided to let member states go their own way when it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), allowing EU nations to either ban the crops or grow them as they see fit. The move ends years of legislative deadlock.

'White phosphorus' reports: Ukraine military 'dropped incendiary bombs' on Slavyansk
RT - Residents of Slavyansk and its suburbs were awoken overnight on Thursday by what they say were incendiary bombs that were dropped on their city by Kiev’s military. Witnesses and local media reports suggested that the bombs might be phosphorous.

Iraq Releases Gun Camera Footage Of Deadly Air Strikes On Al-Qaeda Forces
Zero Hedge - It may not be quite as exciting (yet) as CNN's night vision coverage of the air bombing campaign from Operation Desert Storm, but in an attempt, we assume, to boost morale and to show that the Iraqi army isn't folding like John Boehner at the first sign of Al-Qaeda ISIS troops...

Unprecedented’: 13 aircraft mysteriously disappear from radars in heart of Europe
RT - A total of 13 aircraft suddenly vanished off radars for about 25 minutes on two occasions over Austria and neighboring countries, Austria's flight safety monitor said, calling for an EU probe into the “unprecedented” incidents.

Win: Kyrgyzstan Initiates 100% GMO Ban for 5.5 Million Population
Natural Society - This past Wednesday a nation bordering China and South of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, decided to become one of the first countries in the world to ban all GMO crops as well as the sale and importation of genetically modified organisms. This means that roughly 5,500,000 inhabitants of this country can enjoy better reproductive, cellular, and digestive health while the environment evades millions more pounds of pesticides.

EU Moves to Eliminate Many Food Label Expiration Dates
Natural Society - A report from Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a non-profit organization focused on reducing food waste, has motivated the EU to present a discussion paper to agricultural ministers, calling for the lifting of a requirement that mandates “best by” dating on foods with long shelf-lives.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Bowe Bergdahl Arrives in Texas After Years as Taliban Prisoner - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived in Texas early Friday, returning to the U.S. after spending nearly five years as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan.  The Pentagon confirmed around 3:35 a.m. ET that Bergdahl had landed in San Antonio, Texas. He was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he will continue treatment initiated at a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

6 Reasons to Oppose Common Core - Many parents are beginning to ask this question as the debate over Common Core heats up. There are several reasons Common Core is a really bad thing for your kids.

Will Obama seek approval for Iraq strike?
The Hill - The White House dodged questions Thursday on whether President Obama would seek congressional approval to launch airstrikes against Iraq in response to a surge of sectarian violence. "We would have to get back to you on how that would proceed if that decision were made," press secretary Jay Carney said.

Ex-border agents: Immigrant flood 'orchestrated
WND - An organization of former Border Patrol agents Wednesday charged that the federal government, under the administration of President Obama, is deliberately arranging for a flood of immigrant children to arrive in America for political purposes.

Vacant Social Security Building In Baltimore Could Soon House Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrant Children
CBS News - Baltimore may soon be the home to hundreds of illegal immigrant children who were taken into custody at the border. WBFF-TV reports that the former Social Security building, which has been vacant for months, could be designated to house hundreds of children crossing the border illegally with no adult supervision.

Here are 33 Questionable Entries on the ‘Viral’ Everytown Map of All School Shootings Since Newtown - Everytown for Gun Safety is an activist organization against law-abiding citizens carrying firearms. It was founded by Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts, and as The Blaze reports, headlines that 1.37 school shootings have occurred “every single week in the U.S. since the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.”

Cop Suspended with Pay For Allegedly Stealing Make-A-Wish Foundation Gift from 3-Year-Old
Mikael Thalen - An off-duty Memphis police officer was suspended with pay this week after reportedly stealing a Make-A-Wish Foundation gift from a terminally ill three-year-old.

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown
The Guardian - A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world,

Immigration Shelter Photos: Feds Treat Illegal Aliens Better Than Veterans
Kit Daniels - Exclusive photos of an illegal immigrant shelter on a military base in Texas emphasize how the Obama administration is quick to aid illegal aliens but not veterans, especially not the vets being horribly mistreated at VA hospitals or even the homeless veterans struggling on the streets across America.

Economy & Business

VIDEO: Business adds 'living wage surcharge' after minimum wage hike - A locally-owned parking business is adding an unusual charge that customers are just starting to notice. On every receipt from Masterpark, in between the "airport access fee" and the "sales tax," is a line that reads "Living Wage Surcharge." The company is tacking on an additional 99-cents per day fee now that the law requires paying employees at least $15 an hour.

Oil Soars, Stocks Slide On Fears Of Iraq 3.0
Zero Hedge - It seems blood on Iraq streets and infringements near oil reserves is enough to pop crude oil price, break the airlines bubble, stall the Trannies unstoppable surge, and spark volume selling through the US equity markets.

Australia Seizes 360M From Dormant Bank Accounts And All 50 U.S. States Are Doing This Too
Economic Collapse - Australia seized a whopping 360 million dollars from dormant bank accounts. And this kind of thing is going on all over America as well. In fact, all 50 states actually pay private contractors to locate bank accounts and unclaimed property that can be seized. In some states, no effort will be made to contact you when your property is confiscated.

Silk Road Bitcoin On The Move For Government Auction Of $18 Million Worth At End Of The Month
Forbes - Last fall, the FBI took down the world’s biggest online drug bazaar Silk Road, and arrested the man it alleged to be its kingpin, Ross Ulbricht, 30. The feds seized the site’s assets and Ulbricht’s which were primarily the currency of choice for anonymous purchases: Bitcoin. A whole lot of Bitcoin: 144,000 from Ulbricht and 30,000 from Silk Road coffers, worth over $100 million at Bitcoin’s current $600 valuation. Nine months later, the government is ready to auction some of it off.

Energy & Environment

U.S. nuclear workers suffer severe brain damage, teeth fall out while truth is buried
(NaturalNews) Workers at the federal government's Hanford Site, a Department of Energy facility in Washington State that serves as a repository for spent nuclear power plant fuel rods, say their health has been adversely affected by what they say is toxic exposure to chemicals and radiation.

Science & Technology

American scientists controversially recreate deadly Spanish Flu virus
The Independent - The extinct influenza virus that caused the worst flu pandemic in history has been recreated from fragments of avian flu found in wild ducks in a controversial experiment to show how easy it would be for the deadly flu strain to reemerge today.


5 Reasons You Should Be Preparing
Tess Pennington - Most people prepare based on their understanding of the emergencies that are most likely to affect them. Unfortunately, most of society feels that natural disasters are the only type of scenario they should prepare for. This misconception sets many up for the possibility of falling victim to the other types of emergencies that are out there.


Top 5 health benefits of eating mangos
(NaturalNews) The juicy, tropical flavor of mangos are enjoyed by many, but there are other benefits of eating the fruit beyond its flavor.

Combat age spots naturally with these foods
(NaturalNews) Also known as "liver spots," age spots have nothing to do with health changes to the liver and everything to do with the skin and its exposure to sunlight as well as the natural process of aging.

Bacteria-eating combo virus sprayed on meats, cheeses and organic foods
(NaturalNews) Clever labeling laws have made it possible for companies to spray a bacteria-eating virus, the food additive called "Listex," on organic food and get away with it. You can find this cocktail of six bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) on everything from meat and cheese to fruits and vegetables.

Is this even America? Teen ripped from her family by medical authorities begs to go home
(NaturalNews) There has been an epidemic of forced toxic medications on children to the point of taking those children away from their parents. This current situation, created by Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), is as bad as it gets, or even worse.

Mad Cow Scare Prompts New England Whole Foods Supplier to Recall over 4,000 Lbs. of Meat
Breitbart - Fruitland American Meat announced Thursday that it was recalling 4,012 pounds of beef sold to a Whole Foods distribution center in Connecticut that services New England-area stores. The cuts of beef never had the dorsal root ganglia removed from them -- a potentially fatal federal health violation.

Hemp Dog Cafe: Virginia's first hemp food cart - After Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational marijuana, cannabis businesses boomed. Now some Richmond entrepreneurs want to turn that trend into a new restaurant. The Hemp Dog Cafe debuted at the Richmond Bacon Festival on Sunday with hot dog buns made from hemp: hemp seeds, hemp oil, hemp flour. And yes, it's legal.

The Big Beer Cover-Up Exposed; MillerCoors Caught Hiding Ingredients Facts from Consumers
(NaturalNews) Less than 24 hours after the Food Babe launched a petition demanding beer companies publicly disclose their ingredients (yes, beer ingredients are a long-kept secret and they are not required by the FDA to disclose them), the MillerCoors company has been caught deceiving the public over its use of corn syrup derived from genetically modified corn.

Monsanto Teaching a Health Class In a School Near You?
Activist Post - I'm retelling this story not to cause sheer outrage or bring down shame and fire on one school in one instance, but to let you know definitively that Monsanto representatives could visit a school near you to teach a class.

Appetite suppressant cayenne and turmeric green tea
STEPin2 - This weight loss recipe is an appetite suppressant tea. Because it includes green tea, it also means it has anti-inflammatory properties and contains antioxidants for our health.

Organic Trade Groups Finding Pesticides On Over 45 Percent of Organic Produce - 77 Percent of Organic Grapes Test Positive - Agency in Canada has found that nearly half the organic fresh fruits and vegetables tested in the past two years contained pesticide residue, violating maximum allowable limits for the presence of pesticides, the data shows.

Can Eating Certain Foods Starve Cancer? An Anti-Cancer Diet
Natural Society - Did you know that certain foods can assist in the annihilation of existing cancer cells, helping your body to fight off the potentially fatal disease?

Pet News

New Evidence Shows Link Between Spaying, Neutering and Cancer
Dr. Becker - The controversy over this routine procedure is sure to widen with this new study of over 2,500 dogs. Most vets recommend this procedure that was found to increase the risk in certain dogs of developing several types of cancer, behavior problems, and a fear of storms.

Ex-Employees say State Treats are Repackaged
Susan Thixton - Huffington Post Canada is reporting that former Normerica Inc. workers claim employees "routinely switch pet treats between different brand names packages and re-date them".

The Romance is Over
Susan Thixton - Right from a document on the FDA website - confirmation that meat from dead, dying, diseased or disabled animals (4-D) are used in pet food. It is a violation of law that no regulatory authority seems to care about. And no pet food consumer is told about (which pet foods use 4-D meats).

VIDEO: Woman fighting to keep her pet deer from being euthanized - A Vermilion woman is in danger of having her pet deer euthanized by state wildlife authorities. Deborah Parker says the deer is a family pet, but state laws say otherwise.

Weekend Viewing

YouTube: Missing, Presumed Dead The Search for America's POWs
Hundreds of American POWs from the Korean War were abandoned in North Korea after hostilities ended in 1953. When it became apparent that repatriating these men would not be feasible, the U.S. government declared them, “missing, presumed dead.” Learn more here.

Thursday - June 12, 2014 - 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.
1838 - The Iowa Territory was organized.
1900 - The Reichstag approved a second law that would allow the expansion of the German navy.
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.
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.
1935 - The Chaco War was ended with a truce. Bolivia and Paraguay had been fighting since 1932.
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.
1944 - Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung announced that he would support Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek in the war against Japan.
1967 - State laws which prohibited interracial marriages were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1982 - 75,000 people rallied against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt were in attendance.
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.
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.
2003 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis spoke for the first time in nearly 19 years. Wallis had been in a coma since July 13, 1984, after being injured in a car accident.
2009 - In the U.S., The switch from analog TV transmission to digital was completed.

World News

Russia sends 24 warships, bombers to Baltic drills as NATO stages war games
RT - On Wednesday, Moscow deployed a grouping of 24 Baltic Fleet warships and vessels for military drills in its exclave on the Baltic Sea coast. The drills were launched on Tuesday in response to NATO’s international drills – Saber Strike 2014 and BALTOPS 2014 –near Russia’s border.

Iraq Gives Obama Green Light To Commence “Kinetic Support” Against Al Qaeda
Zero Hedge - It appears that the best diversion from Obama’s latest bevy of scandals, including the VA snafu and the Bergdahl fiasco, will be yet another war, one which Iraq just gave the green light for.

Canada's cyberbullying law would let police ‘remotely hack into computers, mobile devices, or cars’
National Post - Experts say police would be able to install viruses, or malware, into the electronics of anyone suspected of a crime, after gaining judicial approval. The bill expands the definition for “tracking device” and adds the concept of a “transmission data recorder” into the Criminal Code.

US commandos get permanent Eastern European foothold
RT - American special operations units permanently deployed in Eastern Europe are no longer just on the Pentagon’s wish list. About 100 instructors are set to train spec ops teams in former Soviet bloc states to ‘message’ Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine.

VIDEO: Putin warns Kiev against refusing gas price discount offer
Press TV - Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Ukraine against refusing a reduced gas price offer, amid a long-running dispute over the price of Russian gas deliveries.

VIDEO: ISIL militants capture city of Tikrit in Iraq
Press TV - Local police said on Wednesday that the al-Qaeda-linked militants also seized a military camp south of Tikrit. “...Tikrit is in the hands of the militants,” a police colonel said of the seizure, with a police brigadier general confirming that the militants raided from the north, west and south of the city. Update: Iraqi forces recapture Tikrit

Militants seize Turkish consulate, take 80 Turks hostage in Iraqi city of Mosul
RT - Jihadist insurgents have kidnapped 49 people in the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and 31 Turkish truck drivers in separate attacks, Ankara said. Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS has been advancing on the cities north of Baghdad.

Mosul Seized: Jihadis Loot $429m from City's Central Bank to Make Isis World's Richest Terror Force
IB Times - The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) has become the richest terror group ever after looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars - the equivalent of $429m (£256m) - from Mosul's central bank, according to the regional governor.

Turkey ‘on alert’ as NATO convenes emergency meeting on ISIL invasion in northern Iraq
StratRisks - The state of Turkey was “on alert” late June 11 after 80 Turkish citizens, including Consul General Öztürk Yılmaz, have been taken hostage by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, as Turkish authorities talked to their U.S. counterparts on phone and briefed their NATO allies at an emergency meeting.

Iraq Would Not Have An Al-Qaeda Problem If the State Allowed Citizens to be Armed
Kurt Nimmo - Nuri al-Maliki, the Bush neocon choice to run post-invasion Iraq, is offering citizens weapons to fight al-Qaeda affiliate the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). The terrorist group has taken control of Mosul and is moving on other areas of the northern Iraq province of Nineveh, including Hawijah, Zab, Riyadh, Abbasi, Rashad and Yankaja.

Australia plan for US F-35 purchases criticized
Press TV - Australia has committed to purchasing the F-35 combat aircraft from the US, which itself is spending 1 trillion dollars on the biggest defense program in its history. However, Pentagon’s inspector general has identified 719 specific problems with the aircraft, ranging from minor to mission-critical.

The return of polio in Turkey: Syrian refugees in Istanbul
RT - Between June 5 and 11, more than 500,000 children will be vaccinated against the poliovirus and to that end, specialist teams are now going door to door in an effort to inoculate the children of Syrian refugees.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

“Suspicious device” explodes at Nogales, Arizona power plant - A makeshift bomb exploded at a Nogales, Ariz., power plant Wednesday morning, damaging a large fuel tank and prompting an investigation by the FBI and federal bomb experts.

More Facts About The Tea-Party's "Goliath-Slayer" David Brat
Zero Hedge - Slowly but surely, more is being revealed about Eric Cantor's unknown until now (so unknown that his Wikipedia entry was only two sentences before Tuesday night) nemesis, the anti-big business, anti-Wall Street, anti establishment "Goliath-slayer" David Brat.

Updated: Fate Of Officer Who Shot Tied Dog
Activist Post - Last week, a grand jury handed down an indictment of one count of aggravated cruelty to an animal - a very serious charge that is a felony offense. A grand jury warrant was issued for his arrest. Judge Kent Savoie set Thierbach's bond at $20,000. Former Sulphur officer Thierbach was expected to turn himself in - he was arrested on Friday afternoon.

Four former Blackwater security guards go on trial in the US over the 2007 killings of Iraqi civilians
Press TV - On Wednesday, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Nicholas Slatten appeared before a federal court in Washington for the selection of jury, AFP reported.

Border Sheriff Likens Influx Of Illegal Immigrants To Hurricane Katrina
(KRLD) – “How do you prepare for that?” says Don Ray, the Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition. “You can’t have an influx of people like that without having an impact; I think we saw that after Katrina. It’s relocation services that are really taking place.

Illegal Immigrants Intentionally Surrendering to Border Patrol to Gain Entry to US
Breitbart - Illegal immigrants are reportedly signaling federal officials to detain them once they are near the U.S.-Mexico border, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have declared they may not pursue all illegal immigrants who do not show up for hearings after they enter the country.

Obama Endorses Australian-Style Gun Confiscation
Mikael Thalen - President ignores drop in gun crime, applauds Australian gun confiscation. Answering questions with Tumblr founder David Karp, Obama pointed to several recent high profile shootings as proof of epidemic gun crime.

White House: Obama Prepared To Act ‘Unilaterally’ Again Using ‘Executive Authority’ On Guns - President Barack Obama is looking for new ways to act “administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority” to enact new gun control legislation, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said during a press conference Tuesday.

Election News

No, Canada: Sen. Ted Cruz has formally shed his dual citizenship
Dallas News - Cruz’s birth in Canada was never a secret. But it proved a political liability, with detractors taunting him as “Canadian Ted” and critics suggesting that his birthplace made him ineligible to run for president.

Economy & Business

12 Numbers About The Global Financial Ponzi Scheme That Should Be Burned Into Your Brain
Economic Collapse - The numbers that you are about to see are likely to shock you. They prove that the global financial Ponzi scheme is far more extensive than most people would ever dare to imagine.

19 Reasons To Laugh When Anyone Tells You That The Economy Is In Good Shape
Zero Hedge - Every day, the establishment media points to the fact that global stock markets have soared to unprecedented heights as evidence that the economy is improving. But just because a bunch of wealthy people have gotten temporarily even richer on paper does not mean that the real economy is in good shape.

Bank of America Shocker: New Commercial Loan Plunge Is Largest Since Lehman
Zero Hedge - A shocker from Bank of America: "The number of new commercial loans made by BAC has declined notably over the first half of the year. Measured as an indexed level to cycle peak (which was December 2005), the data show that the recent drop was the largest since the recovery began." Oops. If this is accurate then not only is the Fed fabricating loan data outright, it is massively misrepresenting the general direction of loan creation altogether.

Introducing The Latest Tactic For Governments To Raise Cash
Zero Hedge - ‘Creativity’ isn’t usually a word associated with ‘government’. Words like stodgy, bureaucratic, and incompetent are typically more appropriate. But there is at least one area where bankrupt governments in particular tend to be exceptionally creative - finding unique ways to steal people’s money... and among the most unique just hit the great state of Georgia.

Science & Technology

Google’s New All-Seeing Satellites Have Huge Potential—For Good and Evil
Wired - Now, with the $500 million purchase of Skybox, a startup that shoots high-res photos and video with low-cost satellites, Google can extend its reach far across the offline world.

Bad news for GPS: Sun releases three powerful flares in two days
RT - The flares — short-lived but incredibly powerful bursts of radiation that bring goodies from the sun like gases, plasma and other matters in the solar system — are not entirely unusual. At least two of this week’s events have been larger than normal, though, and may interfere with high-frequency radio communications and GPS signals million miles away, according to NASA.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Conventional agriculture has brought Dust Bowl back to Texas and Oklahoma
(NaturalNews) Conventional commercial agricultural methods which involve poisoning of the soil, monocultural practices, repeated plowing of fields and removal of trees are being blamed for returning "Dust Bowl" conditions across much of the Midwest and Southwest.

Grow Your Own Anti-Aging Skin Care
Natural Blaze - In addition to enhancing the taste of food, many herbs also have strong anti-aging properties. And best of all, you can find many of them at your local grocery store year-round. Now that it’s summer, you can also look at a farmer’s market in your area where naturally grown herbs are for sale. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious and have the space, why not plant your own anti-aging herb garden?


Heinz hides GMO corn in 'all natural' vinegar, lawsuit alleges
(NaturalNews) The "all natural" label on food products is sort of like a gated community; it provides a false sense of security. USDA Certified Organic is the only seal completely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

7 Herbs to manage cholesterol naturally
(NaturalNews) Cholesterol is a necessary component of the blood. A waxy substance, cholesterol is found in the lipids of blood. The body uses it to build new cells, but having high levels of cholesterol can lead to conditions that threaten good health.

Is mold making you sick?
(NaturalNews) Suffering from brain fog, chronic fatigue or insomnia? How about depression, migraines or inflammation? If so, you may have a problem with an internal mold infection.... If you believe that you have an issue with mold, the following protocol can help.

Eating Flaxseed May Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality By Up To 70%
Green Med Info - Mammograms do nothing to prevent breast cancer or improve survival rates. But the amazing little flaxseed does.

5 Easy Ways to Use Food Grade Activated Charcoal
Natural Society - Food grade activated charcoal is an amazingly useful substance. Here are 5 easy ways to use and benefit from food-grade activated charcoal.

5 Ingredients You Absolutely Must Avoid In Processed Foods - There will always be some ingredients in processed foods that we turn a blind eye to on the label. These are 5 ingredients that I implore you not to follow that mindset.

Getting Off Cardiovascular Meds - Tomato's Powerhouse Antioxidant Lycopene Widens Blood Vessels By More Than 50 Percent - Cardiovascular medications, especially those for hypertension, constitute approximately 25 percent of all prescribed medications in the world. By decreasing vascular resistance and blood flow these drugs have many side effects including blood disorders, impotence, inflammation of the liver, elevated blood glucose, increased heart rate, depression and even cancer.

Calamus Root – The Natural Remedy to Kick a Smoking Habit
Natural Society - Calamus root can calm the nervous system. Just by chewing on the root, it can take the edge off of cigarette cravings so that it is easier to stop smoking.

Wednesday - June 11, 2014 - Today In History:
1776 - In America, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain.
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.
1981 - The first major league baseball player's strike began. It would last for two months.
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.
2001 - Timothy McVeigh was executed by injection for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.
2002 - The singing competition "American Idol" debuted on Fox.
2009 - The World Health Organization declared the swine flu outbreak a pandemic.

World News

Kiev's bloody eastern Ukraine campaign LIVE UPDATES
RT - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on fighters to lay down their arms as the crisis deepens, with dozens dead, hundreds wounded and tens of thousands of refugees. In the last few days, 20,000 people have crossed the border into Russia.

‘Arrogant & reckless’: London mayor buys England’s first water cannons
RT - London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced the purchase of first water cannons for the Metropolitan Police. The move triggered uproar in the UK as deployment of the cannons has not been authorized and 98 percent of the population is against their use.

E. Ukraine self-defense forces organize secret training camps
RT - Despite a pledge from new Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to broker a ceasefire, there is no end in sight to the military offensive in the east of the country, where self-defense forces have organized improvised training camps.

Five Americans killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan after air support accidentally dropped bombs on them
Daily Mail - The incident, which reportedly saw a B-1 Lancer strategic bomber accidentally drop its payload in the wrong place, is the deadliest case of friendly-fire since the war began nearly 13 years ago.

Al Qaeda Militants Capture US-Made Black Hawk Helicopters In Iraq
Zero Hedge - Al Qaida-inspired militants from ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing government buildings, pushing out security forces and capturing military vehicles as thousands of residents fled the second-largest city.

State of emergency: ISIS militants overrun Iraq city of 1.8mn, free 2,500 prisoners
RT - Heavily-armed, Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have seized the Iraqi city of Mosul, driving back government forces. Officials say the Iraqi Army’s soldiers are demoralized and are no match for the attacking militant forces.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

The most dangerous division of Eric Holder’s DOJ that you’ve never heard of - There’s a little-known division of the Department of Justice that has been bilking the taxpayers of millions of dollars each year and redistributing it to its political and legal allies, creating costly and wide-reaching regulations without any congressional oversight or public comment and seeking to expropriate private land without compensation. The name of this division? The Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD).

Ron Paul On Obama’s Foreign Policy: ‘Disobey Us And We Will Bomb You’
RT - Former White House hopeful and longtime lawmaker Ron Paul says United State President Barack Obama’s recent major foreign policy speech was a “disappointment” to anyone holding out for change from the current administration.

How Did Unemployed Felon Jerad Miller Buy Expensive Firearms and Ammo? - Overlooked in the emerging background story on shooter Jerad Miller is how he managed to purchase firearms. Miller was a convicted felon, so legally purchasing the firearms he allegedly used in last weekend’s rampage is out of the question.

NYC settles with 14 Occupy protesters for $583G over arrests
Fox News - The $583,000 pact involves 14 demonstrators who said police ordered them to leave but prevented them from doing so and arrested them in lower Manhattan early on New Year's Day 2012. The disorderly conduct cases got dismissed, according to the protesters' federal lawsuit, which argues they were arrested "for expressing their views."

Angry wife prosecuted under international chemical weapons ban for coating doorknob with common chemicals
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government exceeded its authority when it used an international chemical weapons treaty as the means to prosecute a rejected wife who sought revenge on her husband's lover.

Six down: Another city unanimously votes to block NDAA detention provisions
Activist Post - PANDA Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Resistance is announcing its latest civil rights victory. Rutland, MA has passed the Rutland Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution (RCGR) by a unanimous margin. This resolution provides inhabitants of Rutland their first legal defense against indefinite detentions since passage of the 2012 NDAA.

MSNBC Unleashes Propaganda Machine In Response To Vegas Shooting, Blames Liberty Movement
Liberty Crier - According to MSNBC, the liberty movement is a hate movement and is to blame for the killing of two police officers in Las Vegas. MSNBC’s overlying message is that if you love liberty you are to blame, and you should feel shame, so be sure to tuck your political beliefs away or you might be deemed a mass murdering, anti-government white supremacist.

The first legal US drone will be flown by BP
The Verge - With more than a year left before it's expected to draft safety rules for UAVs, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given its first permit for commercial drone flights over land. BP oil and drone manufacturer AeroVironment were granted approval to use the Puma AE drone, a small, hand-launched craft originally designed for the military, to do aerial surveys of roadways, pipelines, and equipment in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

Feds perform guns-drawn SWAT raid while investigating campaign finance allegation
Police State USA - A prominent figure in Utah says that his children had guns pointed at them during a violent police raid to investigate an alleged white-collar crime. “If they’ll do it to me, they’ll do it to anybody,” said former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

Blanket offers protection against bullets, tornadoes - An Oklahoma company has created a protective blanket that developers say could give children a better chance of surviving debris from a tornado - or bullets from a 9 mm handgun.

Veteran News

Man sentenced for stealing $100K from veterans group
(WSMV) - A man who was supposed to help disabled veterans will now spend 10 years behind bars for stealing from them. The Channel 4 I-Team first uncovered this story last year as part of our investigative series called "Keeping the Promise." We were in court Friday as a number of disabled veterans showed up to see Thomas Keller sentenced for the crime against them.

Energy & Environment

Huge increase in California earthquakes has scientists baffled
(NaturalNews) For Los Angeles, California, May 2014 was a month of heightened seismic activity, boasting five earthquakes that measured greater than 4.0 on the Richter scale. The sudden increase in seismic activity on the West Coast hasn't been witnessed since 1994 -- the year that 53 quakes rumbled through the area -- the year of the deadly Northridge earthquake.

Election News

Eric Cantor Falls to Shock Defeat in Primary
National Journal - In one of the biggest political upsets in recent memory, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election on Tuesday to a political unknown who focused his campaign on Cantor's support for a path to citizenship for the children of immigrants.

Science & Technology

Google seeks to transform century-old US utility industry
RT - Google, already the world’s most popular search engine and dominant player in retail, entertainment, education, and even self-driving cars, now wants to revamp the US energy industry. It is looking to make the delivery of electricity more efficient.

NSA argues its system is 'too complex' to stop destroying evidence
RT - Making any adjustments to the way the National Security Agency collects intelligence —even court orders to ensure that evidence isn’t deleted by the NSA’s spying infrastructure — would bring great harm to the United States, officials say.

Your survival guide for an internet blackout
The Verge - How do you build a network that survives when the rest of the web goes down? It’s a strange question, but one with a surprisingly concrete answer.

Human Brains Can Be "Modified" Using Lasers: Scientists
Activist Post - The race to decode the brain continues, and quickens by the day. A wild array of new possibilities are opening in the field of mind control. The mind control of the future bypasses the indirect methods of changing perception through media and politics, or even mind-altering drugs. The mind control of the future goes straight into direct programming and rewiring of the human brain.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

FDA to Save Us From Scourge of Wood-Aged Artisanal Cheese - The latest foodmakers to face destruction from the Food and Drug Adminstration's (FDA) need to regulate all the things: artisanal cheesemakers. As part of a new push to enforce certain aspects of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), passed in 2011, the agency announced that it will no longer allow cheesemakers to use wooden boards in the aging process.... This is a major game changer for the dairy industry in Wisconsin, and many other states.

Monsanto’s Latest PR Stunt
Alliance for Natural Health - The public relations departments of Big Biotech, Big Food, and Big Ag have a habit of launching propaganda websites that sell misleading “facts” to concerned citizens. This practice endangers consumers, our food system, and our environment. Here are the biggest offenders...

Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean it needs to be banned - First they came for your beer. Then they came to stop your charity efforts. Now they’re after your vegetable garden—“they,” of course, being your local busybody bureaucrats.

Are you watering your garden with lead and BPA from your garden hose?
(NaturalNews) Most people probably don't think twice about it as they water their lawns or gardens. But the average garden hose is teeming with chemicals like lead and bisphenol A (BPA), according to new research, and these toxins could be making you and your family sick.

Ron Paul Backs Urban Goating, Discovers Urban Farming - The goats are cleaning up Detroit better than the politicians, the ex-congressman argues.

This Fracking Study Should Scare Livestock Farmers Senseless
Off the Grid News - A professor at Cornell University has documented dozens of cases of animal deaths in several states that may have been caused by fracking.


Expert medical witness changed his view on anti-malaria drug - A medical expert witness who claimed a soldier accused of sexual assault had displayed symptoms of side effects from the anti-malaria drug Lariam, has acknowledged he previously dismissed the importance of any such side effects.

Vaccines: Child consent agenda pushes forward
(NaturalNews) Two U.S. states already have laws allowing children to consent to vaccines -- CA and NC -- and this could become a trend around the country, as more state legislatures, TX and NY to be specific, have introduced similar bills.

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms explained: the top 9 warning signs
(NaturalNews) The importance of vitamin D is well known. As far back as the 1930s, doctors first recognized the link between a vitamin D deficiency and the skeletal disease called rickets.

Warning symptoms of iron deficiency and what to eat to correct it
(NaturalNews) Iron is an essential mineral which surprisingly many people could be lacking. Learn about iron's core functions, symptoms and causes of its deficiency, as well as what high-iron foods to consume.

Watercress gets perfect score of 100 in study that ranks foods by nutrient levels
(NaturalNews) A study conducted by researchers at William Patterson University in New Jersey has put watercress at the number one spot among a list of top powerhouse fruits and vegetables, all ranked by their levels of key nutrients.

Why butter is better and ways to eat more
(NaturalNews) Butter, the long-demonized fat, has made a resurgence. With the recent recognition that trans fats are unhealthy, educated consumers are using more of this traditional fat. Butter, particularly pastured, organic butter, is high in many essential nutrients.

Ecover to use oil from GMO algae in laundry detergent
(NaturalNews) A popular "green" cleaning product brand is quietly switching away from palm oil in its laundry detergent formula to an artificial oil produced using synthetic biology, or SynBio.

California Could be First for Soft Drink Warning Labels
Natural Society - Due to the unhealthful, dangerous nature of sugary drinks, state lawmakers in California have moved closer to putting warning labels on all soft drinks.

Can Aspartame Make You Blind?
Natural Blaze - What would readers think about aspartame, the artificial sweetener that’s an ingredient in thousands of products, if you were privy to information regarding its harmful health effects, plus lawsuits, that have been settled out of court with documents sealed under gag order?

How To Cleanse With Juicing and Juice Fasting - Drinking just one freshly pressed juice each day is a reliable way of infusing your body with a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that can protect your cells against premature aging and disease.

Exercise Activity Increases Gut Bacteria
Natural Society - Most people think of taking probiotics through supplements or fermented foods and drinks. Exercise is now a good way to boost healthy gut bacteria.

Pet News

The Signs of Toxic Exposure That Every Indoor Cat Owner Needs to Know
Dr. Becker - Your indoor kitty may never step outside, but she can still be exposed to dangerously high levels of outdoor toxic chemicals. How can you tell if your cat is suffering from toxic exposure? Know the tell-tale signs and the measures to take if you see them.

10 Reasons Not to Use a Retractable Leash
Dr. Becker - The advantage of a retractable leash is obvious - your dog can do more exploring on walks without pulling you over rock beds or into bushes. But there are a number of serious dangers these popular leashes present for the average dog walker.

Tuesday - June 10, 2014 - 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.
1909 - The SOS distress signal was used for the first time. The Cunard liner SS Slavonia used the signal when it wrecked off the Azores.
1920 - The Republican convention in Chicago endorsed woman suffrage.
1924 - The Republican National Convention was broadcast by NBC radio. It was the first political convention to be on radio.
1935 - Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.
1940 - Italy declared war on France and Britain. In addition, Canada declared war on Italy.
1943 - The Allies began bombing Germany around the clock.
1948 - Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound in the Bell XS-1.
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.
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.
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

Russia launches Baltic war games alongside NATO’s
RT - The Baltic Sea and skies are getting crowded as Russia launches military training of its assault forces in the exclave of Kaliningrad in answer to the double war-games being conducted by joint NATO forces on the territory of the three Baltic States.

VIDEO: Syria troops find militants’ tunnel near capital
Press TV - Syrian army units have found a secret tunnel in the countryside of Damascus that was used by foreign-backed militants to transfer forces and arms in and out of the capital’s suburbs.

No Drinking Water In Venezuela Until Bankers Get Paid Back
Zero Hedge -- Venezuela’s record $25 billion in arrears to importers has its citizens waiting hours in line to buy drinking water and crossing borders in search of medicine, President Nicolas Maduro is using the nation’s dwindling supply of dollars to enrich bondholders.

Revealed: Thousands of Irish orphans were used as ‘drug guinea pigs’
RT - Over 2,000 care-home kids were secretly vaccinated against diphtheria in the 1930s in medical trials undertaken by international drugs giant Burroughs Wellcome, Irish media reveal. Among the testing sites was a recently discovered mass grave.

Tanks, troops, jets: NATO countries launch full-scale war games in Baltic
RT - A major military exercise kicked off in Latvia, with 10 NATO member countries participating. The war games involve 4,700 troops and 800 military vehicles. Russia sees NATO's military build-up as a sign of aggression.

U.S. arms could create Syria 'warlords', rebel commander says
StratRisks- U.S. arms supplies to Syrian rebels may create Somali-style warlords and are undermining Washington’s allies in the rebels’ exile military command, the former Syrian army general who leads it said.

Karachi airport attack leaves 28 people dead
PressTV - The Pakistani army fought an all-night battle on Monday with the gunmen who besieged Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. The assault at the airport started before midnight on Sunday

Japan Has "Inappropriately Omitted" 80 Bombs-Worth Of Nuclear Fuel In IAEA Report
Zero Hedge - Japan failed to include 640 kg of unused plutonium in its annual reports to the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2012 and 2013, in what experts are terming an "inappropriate omission." The unreported amount is enough to make about 80 nuclear bombs.

Radiation in Tuna Triples After Fukushima, New Study Says
Natural Society - A study has affirmed the spills from Fukushima have affected sea life and Albacore tuna in particular, with radiation in tuna tripling since the incident.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Arrests of Illegals Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Down 75% Since 2000
CNS News - The number of unauthorized migrants apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol along the U.S. Southwest border has decreased by 74.7% since 2000, according to a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report.

DHS is on the Ground in Kalispell, Montana
The Daily Sheeple - With Kalispell, Montana being one of the hubs of the Liberty Movement, it comes as no surprise that DHS has set-up shop here. In the interview below, I speak to an eyewitness who followed four of these vehicles through town. At one point, they were flanked by air support with a .50 caliber machine-gunner on back.

Indiana sheriff wants military vehicles because “the USA has become a war zone”
Police State USA - As the Department of Defense continues to flood America’s local police departments with military equipment, some cops are letting the propaganda and the free toys go to their heads. One sheriff in Indiana let out a disturbing admission that he views America as a battlefield — making it imperative, in his opinion, to equip his deputies with gear fresh out of the hands of U.S. soldiers fighting overseas.

Chicago now charging innocent people 'arrest fees' simply for being arrested
(NaturalNews) Bureaucrats from the city of Chicago are scraping for ways to raise extra money to cope with burdensome deficits. Villages within city limits are strapped for cash. The projected deficit for the city of Chicago in 2014 is $339 million.

Bergdahl's parents got rare access to insiders; data for sympathizer of Gitmo detainees
Washington Times - The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the military’s hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences with senior commanders as well as White House and State Department officials.

U.S. using third military base to shelter immigrant 'unaccompanied minors' - The Obama administration on Monday announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives, as the cost of caring for these minors escalated.

Treasury Discloses Limits on Bank-Data Sharing With Spy Agencies
Bloomberg - The U.S. Treasury Department said it sets limits while allowing the nation’s intelligence agencies to access reports that banks file on suspicious or large money moves by customers, including information about Americans.

Concern Grows as Military Weapons Flood Police Departments - Under the Obama administration, surplus weapons from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—from grenade launchers to machine guns to silencers—have militarized police departments across the United States at unprecedented levels, the New York Times revealed in an investigation published Sunday.

Obama’s Interior Sec. Connects Las Vegas Shooters and Bundy
Kurt Nimmo - “Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday highlighted news reports that said two apparent white supremacists who shot and killed three people in Las Vegas on Sunday may have joined militiamen from around the country at Cliven Bundy’s ranch earlier this year,” The Washington Post reported earlier today.

James Clapper Admits What Everyone's Been Saying For Months: Snowden Didn't Take 1.7 Million Documents
Crooks and Liars - …nearly all of the estimates of "harm" concerning Ed Snowden's actions were based on the faulty assumption that he "took" (and revealed) every document he ever "touched" while at NSA -- somewhere around 1.7 million (sometimes referred to as 1.5 million, but then upped to 1.7 million).

A Crash in Ammunition Prices is Coming
( - The Obama caused bubble in ammunition prices seems ready to bust. Over the last few years people have seen ammunition prices double or triple.... All of that is about to change.

Watch as Investigators Protect Police Chief Lying on Film
Activist Post - Greg Luce ticked off Campbell, Iowa cops by circumventing strict regulations on 1st Amendment rights during a demonstration - by wearing a T-shirt. In response to a ticket for it, Luce filed a federal lawsuit. Luce then suddenly found that his name and email had been registered on pornography sites, dating sites, and

Now thought crime is terror in U.S.? - The Justice Department is resurrecting a program designed to thwart domestic threats to the United States, and Attorney General Eric Holder says those threats include individuals the government deems anti-government or racially prejudiced.

Candid Interview with Former Louisiana Cop on No-Knock Raids
Carlos Miller - ‘If you can show enough drug arrests in your town, you get Federal grant money to fight the war on drugs. That is why small towns will make as many arrests as possible.’

Economy & Business

15 Quotes From Our Founding Fathers About Economics, Capitalism And Banking
Economic Collapse - In America today, government just keeps getting bigger and the banks just keep getting bigger. Meanwhile, the percentage of self-employed Americans is at an all-time low and the middle class is steadily dying. What we are doing right now is clearly not working. So why don't we go back and do the things that we were doing when we were extremely successful as a nation?

Shocking report: Negative interest rates are coming to the U.S. in a big way
The Crux - [Now] that the European Central Bank cut its deposit rate for banks from zero to -0.1%, economist Martin Armstrong warns that negative interest rates are coming to the United States, meaning that Americans will be forced to pay just to keep their money in the bank.

1 in 10 New Yorkers doesn’t have a bank account
NY Post - In the wake of the Great Recession, more local residents, fearing wage garnishment and social upheaval, have abandoned banks, which are already exacerbating customer flight by jacking up fees in a low-interest-rate environment.

Obama To Announce Student Loan Debt Relief, Expansion Of 'Pay As You Earn' - Weighed down by more than a trillion dollars of student loan debt, millions of young Americans are struggling to find jobs their costly college educations were supposed to provide, …By executive order, President Obama extended on Monday afternoon eligibility for an income-based monthly federal-student-loan repayment program to all holders of student debt.

Veteran News

70 percent of VA facilities used alternative wait lists
Washington Times - An internal audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs released Monday found that 70 percent of facilities had placed patients on a wait list other than the official electronic record.

Energy & Environment

Federal Report on Gulf of Mexico Oil Drilling Explosion Warns of Future Disasters
AllGov - Cheryl MacKenzie, who led the investigation, said another such blowout is not out of the question. “Although there have been regulatory improvements since the accident, the effective management of safety critical elements has yet to be established,” MacKenzie said. “This results in potential safety gaps in U.S. offshore operations and leaves open the possibility of another similar catastrophic accident.”

Science & Technology

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human
The Telegraph - A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts have said.... No computer had ever previously passed the Turing Test, which requires 30 per cent of human interrogators to be duped during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations, organisers from the University of Reading said.


Vitamin E better than any medication at saving brain tissue during a stroke
(NaturalNews) In published studies involving animals, Dr. Rink and fellow researchers write that they have discovered that brain damage during a strike can be prevented by triggering the surrounding blood vessels to dilate, thereby redirecting blood flow around a blockage.

Combined MMRV Vaccine Doubles Risk of Seizures in Babies
Natural Blaze - The combined measles–mumps–rubella–varicella (MMRV) vaccine shows a slightly increased risk of febrile seizures in children, compared with the previously separate vaccines for MMR and varicella (chickenpox) (MMR+V), according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Spinach is a great natural source of iron, vitamin K and phytochemicals
(NaturalNews) This article takes a closer look at the health benefits of spinach. Most of these benefits relate to cooked spinach, since spinach is a rare example of a vegetable that actually becomes more nutritious when it is boiled or steamed.

How Olive Oil Can Protect You From Air Pollution
Natural Blaze - Olive oil has been widely researched and the findings have clearly shown that the intake of olive oil can lower your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, dementia, and some forms of cancer, and can improve your life expectancy. Adding to this list, recent research has also indicated that by including olive oil in your diet, you may be able to ward off the harmful effects of air pollution.

Super easy dairy free organic coffee coconut ice cream
STEPin2 - Eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Once in a while, we all feel like indulging in our favorite desserts. The magic of this coffee ice cream recipe is that it is made with healthy and organic ingredients.

Lemon Rx: 12 Evidence-Based Reasons Why It is A Powerful Medicine
Green Med Info - You know lemon, right? It is a tart, exciting, delicious and indispensable ingredient in recipes and beverages. But did you know that scientists have identified it is as a powerful medicine as well?

How to Maintain Important Vitamin B12 Levels, Even as Big Pharma Lowers Them
Natural Society - Vitamin B-12 deficiencies are often attributed to vegetarians who don’t supplement. But those who use pharmaceutical stomach acid reducing drugs, whether prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC), are also in danger of becoming vitamin B-12 deficient. B-12 deficiency is often considered a silent epidemic because it is usually under diagnosed in the face of several symptoms, which include chronic fatigue, as well as cardiovascular and neurological disorders that are misdiagnosed.

3 Types of Foods You Probably Didn't Know Have MSG - Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is not a nutrient, vitamin, or mineral and has no absolutely no health benefits. It is a processed food and pharmaceutical additive that is an extremely dangerous neurotoxin (excitotoxin) that kills brain cells in the hypothalamus and has been linked to migraines, seizures, ADD/ADHD, heart palpitations and is now officially officially linked to obesity and disorders associated with metabolic syndrome including progressive liver disease.

Monday - June 9, 2014 - Today In History:
1790 - John Barry copyrighted "Philadelphia Spelling Book." It was the first American book to be copyrighted.
1790 - Civil war broke out in Martinique.
1923 - Bulgaria's government was overthrown by the military.
1931 - Robert H. Goddard patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.
1940 - Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.
1943 - The withholding tax on payrolls was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1945 - Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declared that Japan would fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.
1959 - The first ballistic missile carrying submarine, the USS George Washington, was launched.
1985 - Thomas Sutherland, an American educator, was kidnapped in Lebanon. He was not released until November 1991.
1986 - The Rogers Commission released a report on the Challenger disaster. The report explained that the spacecraft blew up as a result of a failure in a solid rocket booster joint.
1999 - NATO and Yugoslavia signed a peace agreement over Kosovo.
2000 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal gift and estate taxes. The bill called for the taxes to be phased out over 10 years.
2011 - The world's first artificial organ transplant was performed. It was an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.

World News

US deploys stealth B-2 bombers in Europe
RT - The US Air Force has sent more of its bombers to Europe, deploying two B-2 stealth aircraft as part of a military exercise. On Sunday they joined three B-52 StratoFortress bombers already deployed in Britain.

Slavyansk under fire, without water and power as Kiev troops resume shelling
RT - Death and destruction is reported in eastern Ukraine as Kiev’s artillery has resumed shelling the rebellious city of Slavyansk. Locals tell RT they have been without running water and power for days, and that hope is fading.

Pakistani Taliban claims Karachi attack and leave peace talks in crisis
The Guardian - The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a brazen attack on the country's busiest civilian airport by a squad of 10 heavily armed gunmen, which is likely to dash hopes of a peace deal with the militant group.

Over 100,000 form human chain demanding Basque independence vote
RT - At least 100,000 people have formed a 123-kilometer-long human chain in support of a regional referendum on the Basque Country’s independence from Spain.

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that - It does that by “cloud-seeding,” the colloquial term for rocket-launching chemicals into clouds, accelerating the creation of ice crystals that eventually become rain (China uses military aircraft too). This meteorological enema isn’t just handy for combating the country’s increasingly severe droughts and, supposedly, preventing hail. Local governments use “weather modification” to clear away lingering billows of air pollution.

Obama is snubbed as Russia gets French warships
PressTV - France will move ahead with the planned delivery of two amphibious warships to Russia, despite calls from US President Barack Obama that it should press “the pause button” on the $1.6 billion contract.

Russian companies prepare to pay for trade in renminbi
CNBC - “Given the extent of our bilateral trade with China, developing the use of settlements in roubles and yuan [renminbi] is a priority on the agenda, and so we are working on it now,” he told Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during a briefing. “Since May, we have been carrying out this work.”

Bulgaria halts Russia's South Stream gas pipeline project
RT - Bulgaria’s prime minister, Plamen Oresharski, has ordered a halt to work on Russia’s South Stream pipeline, on the recommendation of the EU. The decision was announced after his talks with US senators.

Afghan economy on edge as investors flee
StratRisks - Jackhammers are down and excavators gather dust at a Kabul construction site, spotlighting an aid-reliant economy on the edge of a precipice as Afghanistan’s war winds down and a tenuous political transition looms.

Blasts, gunshots, fatalities as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport
RT - At least 10 people have died and at least 15 others injured after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city.

One Ton Gold Shipment Into Hong Kong Revealed To Contain Just Worthless Metal
Zero Hedge - Gold fraud is back on the rise.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

What’s the Second Biggest Religion in Your State and the Country? - It goes without saying that Christianity is the most prevalent religion in all 50 states, but which faith comes in second? Well, it varies.

Psychologist Concerned About Mental Stability of President: Obama May Not Be “Sane”
Mac Slavo - Speaking on Lou Dobbs Tonight, Dr. Loudon says that President Obama is displaying “erratic” and “irrational” behavior that may be indicative of someone who may not be “sane.”

Bergdahl Family Receive Death Threats
The Daily Sheeple - The first threat was received on Wednesday, the day a celebration rally in Hailey was canceled. The government is now reported to be providing security to the family.

Shooters At Las Vegas Walmart Kill 5, Proclaim 'The Revolution Has Begun'
Blacklisted News - Five people are reported dead following a shooting near a Las Vegas Walmart. There were two attackers — one male and one female — and both reportedly killed themselves after the assault. It’s unclear how many in total are dead, but local reports indicate that the death toll is at least five, including the shooters.
* Related: More Calls to Rewrite the 2nd Amendment

New NDAA Bolsters Guantanamo-style Indefinite Detention for Americans
Activist Post - Top senators thought you wouldn't notice. Behind closed doors, they wrote up new indefinite detention and Guantánamo provisions in the annual defense policy bill, and then waited 11 days to quietly file the bill.

Susan Rice Admits U.S. Giving Arms to Al-Qaeda in Syria
Kurt Nimmo - On Friday, Obama’s top foreign policy advisor, Susan Rice, said this miniscule contingent of “moderate” mercenaries are now receiving weapons from the United States. Rice claimed she is “heartbroken” about the destruction of Syria – destruction that is a direct result of the effort by the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey to oust al-Assad and defeat the Syrian Army.

Parris Island Sgt. Major scraps with former Marine
Biz Pac Review - A former drill instructor protesting the recent Taliban prisoner exchange near the entrance to Parris Island found himself toe-to-toe with an angry sergeant major.

NSA Whistleblower: Snowden Never Had Access to the JUICIEST Documents
Washington's Blog - NSA whistleblower Russel Tice was a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration’s use of warrantless wiretapping. Tice told PBS and other media that the NSA is spying on – and blackmailing – top government officials and military officers, including Supreme Court Justices, highly-ranked generals, Colin Powell and other State Department personnel, and many other top officials.

Complaint Says Sen. Chuck Schumer Behind IRS Effort to Attack Tea Party Groups
Kurt Nimmo - The Center for Competitive Politics has filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics claiming New York Senator Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats used the IRS to deny the free speech of political opponents.

Jurors hear of deputies' attempt to coerce FBI agent
LA Times - Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sergeants showed up at an FBI agent's home in September 2011 and told her that they were in the process of obtaining a warrant for her arrest. That evening, the agent's concerned supervisor called the sergeants, asking what the charges would be, when the warrant would be issued and whether the sheriff knew.

Police enforce mandatory dress code along New Jersey boardwalk
Police State USA - People who do not dress in a manner that is deemed acceptable by the government are subject to penalties in this New Jersey shore resort town.

Indiana woman stripped by jailers and left naked for 7 hours
Police State USA - A mother of 4 says that while she was in police custody for a misdemeanor, she was stripped naked by deputies, pepper sprayed, and left naked in a cell for nearly seven hours.

Police to perform warrantless beverage inspections on ‘anybody’ visiting Fla. beaches
Police State USA - With the help of new technology and federal grant money, police are preparing to warrantlessly search people’s refreshments as they visit the beaches of Florida. New passive alcohol detectors can simply be hovered above a person’s beverage to detect whether it contains alcohol. Similar devices can detect alcohol on someone’s breath.

7-Year-Old Suspended Over Toy Gun, Even Though He “Turned Himself In”
Steve Watson - A first-grade student in New Kensington, Pennsylvania has been suspended and may face expulsion for bringing a plastic toy gun to school, despite the fact that he realized he’d made a mistake and voluntarily handed it over to teachers.

Gun Store Sign: ‘Will Trade Obama To Mexico For Sgt. Tahmooressi’
(CBS Houston) – Continuing its critical shots at President Barack Obama, the Tactical Firearms store of Katy, Texas, has yet another weekly message for the president: “Will Trade Obama To Mexico For Sgt. Tahmooressi. God help us all.”

U.S. Government Ties El Salvador USD 277 M Aid Package to Monsanto’s GMO Seeds
Green Med Info - It has come to light that the U.S. government is withholding $277 million in aid money from El Salvador in order to pressure it to accept Monsanto's GM seeds.

Economy & Business

U.S. Corporations Dump Dollar For Chinese Renminbi To Buy Imports - The U.S. dollar is being increasingly dropped as the currency for settling international trade. But perhaps the latest trend provides the most startling evidence yet that the dollar is doomed as the world reserve currency.

90% Of Gazprom Clients Have "De-Dollarized", Will Transact In Euro & Renminbi
Zero Hedge - With "De-Dollarization" efforts already broadly under discussion, ITAR-TASS reports that Gazprom had signed additional agreements for clients to switch from dollars to euros and renminbi, "nine of ten consumer had agreed to switch."

Traces of illegal North Korean gold discovered in US products
RT - A startling ingredient has been found in IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Ralph Lauren products: gold from North Korea, illegal under the current US sanctions against the pariah state.

What Most Americans Don't Know About Student Debt
Zero Hedge - Now that student loans, well over $1.1 trillion, are hitting fresh record highs as... well... daily as the S&P500, the Fed is finally getting concerned about the latest debt bubble it has blown.

Never Ever Use the Word Inflation – EVER!
The Daily Sheeple - Last night, I was watching a mainstream media “news” story about inflation. The word inflation was never used. The correspondent discussed every aspect of cost increases and danced a beautiful word-dance, of course with a gigantic, glowing smile but never once addressed the elephant in the room.

Economist: U.S. Banks Preparing to Charge Customers For Deposits
Paul Joseph Watson - In the week that the European Central Bank cut its deposit rate for banks from zero to -0.1%, economist Martin Armstrong warns that negative interest rates are coming to the United States, meaning that Americans will be forced to pay just to keep their money in the bank.

Science & Technology

Thought better of it: NSA can get rid of evidence, judge says
RT - A federal judge who ordered the National Security Agency to retain all records of its secret telephone surveillance related to an ongoing case has reversed the order – just a day after it was issued.

Student Science Experiment Finds Plants won't Grow near Wi-Fi Router
Global Research - They wanted to test the effect of a cellphone’s radiation on humans, but their school, Hjallerup School in Denmark, did not have the equipment to handle such an experiment. So the girls designed an experiment that would test the effect of cellphone radiation on a plant instead.


Six edible plants that will help you survive in the wild
(NaturalNews) Most of us have seen one of those "survival shows" on television, in which ordinary people become "stranded" in the wild and are forced to live off the land. Yes, it's true, many of those shows are "staged," but what would you do if you were ever seriously lost or stranded and all you had to live off of until you were found or made it back to civilization was what Mother Nature provided you?


Top ways mushrooms help fight cancer
(NaturalNews) Mushrooms are unique when it comes to classifying them as a food source. Though many people might identify them as vegetables when pressed to categorize them, mushrooms are actually neither a plant nor an animal.

10 Amazing diet secrets to lower cholesterol naturally
(NaturalNews) Approximately 71 million adults suffer from high cholesterol, and only a third of these have it under control. (1) Considering that the condition significantly increases the risk of heart disease, management of high cholesterol is critically important. (2) While many Americans turn to prescription meds to control their cholesterol levels, there is a safer and more permanent approach: changing your diet.

Win the battle of the bulge, dodge cancer and subdue inflammation with raspberries
(NaturalNews) Raspberries are much more than just a delicious taste of summer, the fruit also packs a powerful nutritional punch that can fend-off disease while keeping the body fit and strong. Teeming with a variety of important nutrients - and sporting a low glycemic index rating - raspberries are an almost perfect food that should be enjoyed readily and often.

New Medical Law Mandates “Private” Conversation With Child Before Every Doctor Visit
Paul Joseph Watson - When Michigan mother Christine Duffy brought her 17-year-old daughter into her physician’s office for a minor foot injury, she was told that a new medical access law required a nurse to have a “private” conversation with her child, another example of how parental authority is being eviscerated by the state.

DEA targets doctors linked to medical marijuana
Boston Glob - US Drug Enforcement Administration investigators have visited the homes and offices of Massachusetts physicians involved with medical marijuana dispensaries and delivered an ultimatum: sever all ties to marijuana companies, or relinquish federal licenses to prescribe certain medications, according to several physicians and their attorneys.

Why Angelina Jolie Should Leave Her Ovaries Alone
Green Med Info - Anjelina Jolie has decided she should have her ovaries removed, following complete breast removal. But what is the rationale? The reality is that women are being abused and the medical establishment remains silent.

How To Eliminate Candida Naturally - An imbalance in gut flora can allow specific bacteria and fungi to invade our bodies. Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, and a very small amount of it lives in your mouth and intestines. When overgrowth overgrowth occurs, candida breaks down the wall of the intestine and penetrates the bloodstream, releasing toxic byproducts into your body. This can lead to many different health problems, ranging from digestive issues to depression and even cancer.

Fasting For 3 Days Regenerates the Entire Immune System
Natural Blaze - Researchers from University of Southern California were looking for extra immune help for chemotherapy patients, and found an answer for everyone. For chemo patients, the elderly, the chronically ill, even those with auto immune diseases. Longer fasts use up the body's glucose stores, but they also breakdown and rebuild the white blood cells - literally rebuilding a new immune system.

Friday - June 6, 2014 - Today In History:  D-Day - 70 years ago(1944) today marked the beginning of the end of World War II, as Allied troops descended on Normandy beaches.
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.
1890 - The United States Polo Association was formed in New York City, NY.
1904 - The National Tuberculosis Association was formed in Atlantic City, NJ.
1924 - The German Reichtag accepted the Dawes Plan. It was an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts.
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).
1936 - The first helicopter was tested in a building in Berlin, Germany.
1941 - The U.S. government authorized the seizure of foreign ships in U.S. ports.
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.
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.
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.
2011 - After days of denials, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., confessed that he had tweeted a lewd photo of himself to a woman and admitted to "inappropriate" exchanges with six women.

World News

US: China military capability grows amid tensions
AP - In an annual report to Congress, the Pentagon said China is developing and testing new types of missiles, expanding the reach of its navy and upgrading its air force. China is also investing in military capabilities in cyberspace, space and electronic warfare.

Beijing rebukes ‘biased’ Pentagon report on China’s military
RT - China is increasing military spending, particularly through “unprecedented” modernization of air force, the Pentagon said in a report. Beijing rebuked the document as “preposterous criticisms of China's normal defense and military building.”

Slovakia and the Czech Republic Reject NATO Bases
StratRisks - Slovakia joined neighbor the Czech Republic in effectively ruling out hosting NATO units, when Prime Minister Robert Fico said he could not imagine there would be foreign soldiers on its territory.

ECB imposes negative interest rate
BBC - The European Central Bank has introduced a raft of measures aimed at stimulating the eurozone economy, including negative interest rates and cheap long-term loans to banks. It cut its deposit rate for banks from zero to -0.1%, to encourage banks to lend to businesses rather than hold on to money.

Intelligence agencies have direct access to telecoms infrastructure, Vodafone reveals
RT - Government intelligence agencies have direct access to telecommunication companies’ infrastructure which allows them to spy and record phone calls leaving no paper trail, the UK’s largest mobile phone company Vodafone has revealed.

More jets and warships: US increasing military presence in Black Sea
RT - Following President Obama’s commitment of $1 billion to expand NATO’s role in Eastern Europe, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Thursday that the United States will be bolstering its presence in the Black Sea region.

NATO using Ukraine to syphon more money from EU
Blacklisted News - In the end of the day, it’s all business. NATO’s Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen wants European leaders to spend more on defense, but Germany, France and the UK are keeping their grip tight, Deutsche Welle reads.

White House Demands China "Account For" Tiananmen Square Victims
Zero Hedge - Just as the cyber-spat is off the headlines for a day... and no one from Treasury has discussed the need for the Renminbi to strengthen... The White House drops another well-timed China shot, calling on Chinese authorities to account for those killed, detained or missing in connection with the military assault on pro-democracy demonstrators at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 25 years ago.

More On China's "Missing Commodity" Scandal: Fallout Spreads As Banks Get Involved
Zero Hedge - We hear the discrepancy is 80,000 tonnes of aluminum and 20,000 tonnes of copper... It's either missing or it was never there - there have been triple issuing of documentation." This has resulted in a prompt and acute selloff of copper and other commodities as we further documents, but the problems may only now be starting and the banks.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Impeach Obama Over Gitmo Release: The Hypocrisy of Sen. Lindsey Graham
Kurt Nimmo - Lindsey Graham’s interpretation of the Constitution is highly political. In 2010 he opposed states’ right by stating Arizona’s immigration law was unconstitutional. He has supported the unconstitutional wars in Iraq and Libya.

Seattle Campus Shooting; Multiple Casualties Reported
Blacklisted News - A gunman opened fired Thursday at Seattle Pacific University, killing one person and wounding three before a student tackled him, Seattle police said.

Onlookers steal groceries from SUV after driver dies in fatal crash - a shocking glimpse into the coming food riots
(NaturalNews) Most Americans are living in a fairytale where they think grocery stores will always have fully-stocked shelves and local police will always respond when they dial 911.

Oklahoma, South Carolina Governors Repeal Common Core Standards
Blacklisted News - Oklahoma and South Carolina have officially joined the ranks of states that have ditched the Common Core State Standards.

Obama refuses to apologize for Taliban-for-Bergdahl swap
Press TV - Obama on Thursday defended his decision to swap five Taliban militants for US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. "I make absolutely no apologies for making sure that we get back a young man to his parents and that the American people understand that this is somebody's child," Obama said.

Did the Bowe Bergdahl Story Get Michael Hastings Killed?
The Daily Sheeple - There have many credible reports, from those who were in Afghanistan, that stated clearly that fellow soldiers were under orders of silence in reference to the desertion of Bowe Bergdahl. That is somewhat understandable. However… If a reporter was able to reach out to those same troops, and get them to break that silence, would that be enough to get that reporter killed?

Hillary Clinton: Warmonger for the Bankster Elite
Kurt Nimmo - Next president owned by the same banks and corporations as Obama and Bush. Unfortunately, it takes the media mouthpiece of the Russian government to tell the truth about Hillary Clinton and the War Party.

DHS renews non-deportation policy for Dreamers
Washington Times - The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will renew the non-deportation for young adult illegal immigrants, meaning the more than 560,000 so-called “Dreamers” who are part of the program will be allowed to continue living and working in the U.S. with no fear of deportations.

Anti-Gun Group Wants Target To Disarm Its Customers
Adan Salazar - Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the anti-gun group which recently merged with Michael Bloomberg’s now-defunct Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization, has set Target stores in their sights, launching a petition attempting to get the retail chain to ban the open-carry of firearms.

Middle School Students Who Complained Over Dress Code Suspended for “Terroristic Threat”
Paul Joseph Watson - Two dozen Spalding County middle school students were suspended after a Facebook post which encouraged classmates to break the dress code was characterized as a “terroristic threat” by the principle.

Election News

Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run
NBC News - First Lady could be positioning herself for a run at Mark Kirk's seat in 2016.... A Thursday column in Reuters suggests that Obama would be the only candidate with a large enough profile to unseat the Republican. The column also points to Obama's recent willingness to debate the merits of her school lunch program with Republicans, a trip to China, fundraising and her stance on the kidnapped Nigerian school girls as other signs that her tone is turning more political.

Record-breaking 17 Libertarians on the ballot in Hawaii - The LPHI has candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. senator, 1 of the 2 U.S. House races, 5 of the state Senate seats, and 8 of the races for state representative.

Economy & Business

Greed Is Good? Where Will America’s Sick Obsession With Wealth And Money End?
Economic Collapse - Everywhere you look, Americans appear to be extremely obsessed with wealth and money. These days, networks such as CNN endlessly run "news stories" with titles such as "Best cars for the super rich". We have television shows where people proudly show off how wealthy they are, and it seems like Hollywood is putting out an endless parade of movies that glorify the lifestyles of the elite.

The Rich Get Richest: Household Net Worth Rises To All Time High Courtesy Of $67 Trillion In Financial Assets
Zero Hedge - Another quarter, and another confirmation that in the New Normal only the rich get richer, pardon: richest.

US Foreign Wealth Confiscation Begins Under the Code Names FinCen, FATCA and FBAR
Activist Post - FinCen, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, has, in essence, been making nearly any international transfers of money viewed as a criminal activity. FATCA has been making it harder and harder for Americans to open international bank accounts. And FBAR, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, has made it a highly punishable offense for any American with a foreign account worth over $10,000 if they do not file an FBAR each year.

Energy & Environment

Michigan approves law to spread toxic, mercury-contaminated coal ash across the state
(NaturalNews) New legislation approved by the Michigan House of Representatives would repurpose coal ash produced by power plants as a base for roads across the state, as well as parking lots.

Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month
Blacklisted News - So why is this happening? Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world? When more than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Ray over the weekend, it made headlines all over the United States. But the truth is that what just happened off the southern California coast is just the tip of the iceberg. In 2014, mass fish die-offs have pretty much become a daily event globally.

BP, Andarko must face fines for U.S. gulf oil spill: court
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp must face penalties under federal pollution laws in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which could expose the companies to billions of dollars in potential fines.

Science & Technology

65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago
EFF - It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people. Since then, the onslaught of disturbing revelations, from disclosures, admissions from government officials, Freedom of Information Act requests, and lawsuits, has been nonstop.

New Hampshire Anti-spying Bill Passes Unanimously
Activist Post - Yesterday, the New Hampshire House and Senate gave final approval to a bill which bans government officials from obtaining “information contained in a portable electronic device” without a warrant “signed by a judge and based on probable cause.” It now goes to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

Heartbleed Redux: Another Gaping Wound in Web Encryption Uncovered
Wired - The internet is still reeling from the discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability, a software flaw exposed in April that broke most implementations of the widely used encryption protocol SSL. Now, before Heartbleed has even fully healed, another major bug has ripped off the scab.

New Mind Reading Research Aims to Synchronize Humans
Activist Post - This research will attempt to map brain activity and uncover the natural ways that humans utilize unspoken communication with one another, including seemingly anticipatory clues that border on telepathy. Once mapped, the idea could expand toward artificially reproducing or enhancing those connections into fully synchronized tasks.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

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

8 Foods that may Soon Cost more Due to CA’s Drought
Natural Society - Timothy Richards, professor of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, indicates some fruit and vegetable prices could face steep price increases as the drought has limited harvests. Estimates indicates anywhere from 500,000 to 1 million acres of otherwise-producing land will be affected by the conditions and between 10 and 20% of certain crops could be lost.

Drones Give Farmers Eye in the Sky to Check on Crop Progress
Activist Post - This growing season, crop researchers at the University of Illinois are experimenting with the use of drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – on the university's South Farms.


Obamacare: watch out, here comes “predictive modeling”
The Daily Sheeple - A article, “Why is Predictive Modeling Essential to Healthcare?” offers this quote: “…the algorithms of predictive modeling can analyze hundreds of data points to make a diagnosis or a prediction of risk.”

Diabetic diet secrets revealed: 7 foods that help halt diabetes and initiate self-healing
(NaturalNews) Wouldn't it be better if the ravages of high blood sugar levels could be addressed as a part of overall good health, rather than simply as an illness in need of drug treatment? Recent studies have revealed that many foods have blood sugar-stabilizing effects. Here are seven of them:...

Bok choy a powerful anti-inflammatory, has many other health benefits
(NaturalNews) Bok choy, a Chinese cabbage, may not seem as popular as the cabbage typically found at markets (red, green, etc.); however, it's a health food superstar that has the potential to protect against cancers, reduce blood pressure and more.

Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
(NaturalNews) Truvia sweetener is made from about 99.5% erythritol (a sugar alcohol), and 0.5% rebiana, an extract from the stevia plant (but not at all the same thing as stevia). A shocking new study published in the journal PLOS ONE (1) has found that Truvia, an alternative sweetener manufactured by food giant Cargill, is a potent insecticide that kills fruit flies which consume it.

Illusion of choice: many commercial bug repellents contain a dangerous Vietnam war chemical
(NaturalNews) Originally formulated for the US Army, this chemical is now used in one-third of American households and was used during the Vietnam War alongside the now banned chemicals Agent Orange and DDT.

Cancer prevention activist Ty Bollinger a featured presenter at Global Freedom Summit 2014
(NaturalNews) Noted activist Ty Bollinger is slated to be a featured presenter at a revolutionary online event known as the Global Freedom Summit 2014.

5 Facts you should know about reducing risk of cancer
(NaturalNews) Cancer can be an incredibly deceptive disease. It strikes when a person least expects it, and in many cases, offers absolutely no warning whatsoever.

Research reveals why people avoid taking positive action while preferring emptiness, failure and self-deprivation
(NaturalNews) We live in a world where success and fulfillment come from taking positive actions. Inactivity leads to failure, emptiness and despair. Interestingly, if there is one thing that many unfulfilled people lack, it is the ability to take action in the direction of their dreams.

Elderberry Extract Outperforms Medication By Inhibiting Growth of Pathogenic Bacteria By Up To 99 Percent - A liquid extract from black elderberry may inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria by 99 percent at highest concentrations, a feat no anti-bacterial drugs can match. The tea is also considered to be anti-rheumatic, laxative and detoxifying.

Magnesium Supplements Improve Metabolic Syndrome
Green Med Info - Magnesium is under-appreciated but it's involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It's particularly important for those at risk for diabetes.

Coffee and Honey Shown as Superior Cough Treatment
Natural Society - According to some research, combining coffee and honey could be more effective at treating certain coughs than the commonly-prescribed systemic steroids.

Honey Found To Have Potent Anti-Influenza Activity
Green Med Info - Honey is appreciated the world over as one of Nature's most delicious foods, but did you know it may have potent anti-flu activity as well?

4 Benefits of Parsley: Detoxification, Immune Health, and More
Natural Society - Herbs like parsley offer a purely natural and completely healthful manner of fighting illness and disease. Here are 4 benefits of parsley.

Hospital feed ‘poisons 15 babies’
The Daily Sheeple - One baby has already died and 14 more are seriously ill after they contracted blood poisoning from contaminated intravenous feed.

NJ Court Rules For Nurse In Vaccine-Refusal Firing
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot without claiming a religious or medical exemption, a New Jersey appeals court ruled Thursday.

Pet News

Surprising New Findings About Your Dog's Bond with You
Dr. Becker - Researchers in Hungary discovered some fascinating things about your dog's brain, how he bonds with you, and how he responds to human emotions. And it could have a profound influence on how you relate to your dog - and him to you.

Earthquake Preparedness for Pets
Dr. Becker - How equipped are you to save your pet in the event of an earthquake? If you live in a quake zone, look inside for tips on how to prepare for a natural disaster that strikes without warning.

Thursday - June 5, 2014 - Today In History:
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.
1884 - U.S. Civil War General William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."
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.
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 in Baltimore convicted Ronald Pelton of selling secrets to the Soviet Union. Pelton was sentenced to 3 life prison terms plus 10 years.
2002 - Elizabeth Smart, 14, was kidnapped from her bedroom in her family's Salt Lake City home. (She was rescued in March 2003.)
2004 - The U.S.S. Jimmy Carter was christened in the U.S. Navy in Groton, CT.
2004 - Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died in Los Angeles at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
2007 - Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for lying and obstructing the CIA leak investigation. (President George W. Bush later commuted the prison sentence.)

World News

US deploys 3 B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers to UK
RT - Three B-52 Stratofortress bombers have landed at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, for a two-week deployment to “become familiar with airbases and operations in the region.”

China Scrambling After "Discovering" Thousands Of Tons Of Rehypothecated Copper, Aluminum Missing
Zero Hedge - "Banks are worried about their exposure," warns one warehousing source, "there is a scramble for people to head down there at the minute and make sure that their metal that they think is covered by a warehouse receipt actually exists."

GM Maggots Expected in Fruit Imports after Go-ahead for Brazil GM Fruit Fly Experiments
Sustainable Pulse - GeneWatch UK today warned that planned experiments with genetically modified (GM) fruit flies in Brazil could lead to GM maggots in fruit being illegally imported to Britain and other countries.

VIDEO: Russia resorts to ‘dark tactics’ of 20th century in Ukraine, Obama says
Press TV - Obama made the remarks on Wednesday in the Polish capital Warsaw, just hours before arriving in Brussels to meet with European leaders for a two-day summit of the Group of Seven (G7).

Putin says ready to meet Ukraine leader
Press TV - In an interview with French television station TF1 and radio Europe 1, the Russian president said he has no plans to avoid anyone and would meet his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko if the meeting could be organized.

Ukraine ready to sign EU trade deal ‘immediately’ - Poroshenko
RT - Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko is ready to sign a deal establishing free trade between the EU and Ukraine, right after his inauguration on June 7. The agreement lies at the heart of the Ukraine crisis and he hopes it will help “restore peace".

Libyan General Haftar pledges ‘strong response’
Press TV - Retired Libyan army General Khalifa Haftar vows “strong response” after escaping an assassination attempt outside the northeastern city of Benghazi.

VIDEO: Assad wins Syrian presidential election
Press TV - On Wednesday, Syrian People's Assembly speaker Jihad al-Laham announced that Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote, or 10,319,723 of 11,634,412 votes cast in Tuesday’s election, the official SANA news agency reported.

Kerry calls Syrian presidential election ‘meaningless’
Press TV - The vote was "meaningless, because you can't have an election where millions of your people don't even have an ability to vote," said Kerry, who landed in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday on an unannounced visit.

VIDEO: Nigeria’s Boko Haram continues killing civilians
Press TV - A witness said on Wednesday that the militants are taking over villages near the border with Cameroon without interference from the security forces.

Lithuania becomes 19th country to join euro 8 years after knock-back
RT - Lithuania, the last Baltic nation outside the currency union, has finally been given the green light to join the euro area, after its bid was turned down 8 years ago. The country could adopt the single euro currency on January 1, 2015.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Government considers freeing another Guantanamo inmate, on heels of Bergdahl swap
Fox News - As controversy grows over the release of five hardened Taliban detainees in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Obama administration is considering springing yet another prisoner from Guantanamo Bay.

Lindsey Graham: Impeachment is on the table if Obama releases more detainees
Washington Examiner - Sen. Lindsey Graham is so furious over the swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders that he is warning of a GOP impeachment push if President Obama tries to release any other prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

Bergdahl's Homecoming Celebration Cancelled Amid Allegations Of Desertion
Zero Hedge - Amid a rising backlash and assertions of desertion, a rally in US Army Sgt. Gowe Bergdahl's Idaho hometown - celebrating his release after 5 years of 'captivity' - has been canceled.

U.S. Senator Paul won't budge on blocking tax treaties
(Reuters) - Republican Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday again blocked the U.S. Senate from moving toward ratifying five pending tax treaties, saying they would make it easier for foreign governments to invade the privacy of Americans.

It’s Not Just Europe; As Many As 16 California Counties May Seek Secession From The State
Zero Hedge - Frustrated with their representation in government, residents in two of California’s northern counties are heading to the polls to decide whether they should consider seceding from the state.

3 Homes Destroyed in Military Plane Crash
NBC San Diego - According to NBC News, this is the second crash in less than one month involving a Harrier jet from the MCAS Yuma base. On May 9, another crashed in a remote desert area near the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona during a routine training exercise.

NYPD and Pentagon to place mobile scanners on the streets of NYC
RT - New York City’s war on freedom could be adding a new weapon to its arsenal, especially if NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has his say. The head of the New York Police Department is working with the Pentagon to secure body scanners to be used throughout the Big Apple.

Feds Treated Black Friday Boycott As Terrorist Threat
Paul Joseph Watson - Newly revealed documents obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund show that the federal government treats consumer boycotts and anti-Black Friday activism as a terrorist threat.

YouTube: Dr Ben Carson: Obamacare Truth. Obama Is A Marxist 6/3/2014
Dr. Ben Carson appeared on CNN tonight on 6/3/2014. He spoke about Obamacare and the VA scandal. Every time he started saying something that would be considered non establishment he was quickly interrupted.

Baltimore Imposes Daytime Curfew On Adolescents
Kurt Nimmo - In addition to making it illegal for children to be outside their homes after 9:00 PM, the city of Baltimore, Maryland, will impose what amounts to a public school curfew between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to sign new legislation.

Love your dog? Don’t call the cops
The Daily Sheeple - Officers killing dogs in “the line of duty” — how common is this becoming in modern America? Seems like no more than three days go by before I hear about a new pet dog slain at the hands of police who, in most cases, were called for help.

Economy & Business

Half The Country Makes Less Than $27,520 A Year And 15 Other Signs The Middle Class Is Dying
Economic Collapse - If you make more than $27,520 a year at your job, you are doing better than half the country is. But you don't have to take my word for it, you can check out the latest wage statistics from the Social Security administration right here.

7 In 10 Americans Believe The Crisis Is Not Over Or Worst Is Yet To Come: 52% Can't Afford Their Homes
Zero Hedge - According to a recent survey by the MacArthur foundation, during the past three years, over half of all U.S. adults (52%) have had to make at least one sacrifice in order to cover their rent or mortgage. Such sacrifices included getting an additional job, deferring saving for retirement, cutting back on health care and healthy foods, running up credit card debt, or moving to a less safe neighborhood or one with worse schools.

Soros Funded Think Tank Pushes “Culture War” Over Minimum Wage “Inequality”
Kurt Nimmo - The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a leftist organization that receives funding from activist labor unions, is calling for the government to raise the federal minimum wage.

Seattle raises minimum wage to $15 an hour
LA Times - This progressive and expensive city struck a blow against rising income inequality Monday when the City Council voted unanimously to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, the highest municipal minimum of any metropolis in the country and the rallying cry of fast-food workers and union organizers nationwide.

Veteran News

Wait times at El Paso VA are latest to come under scrutiny
Stars and Stripes - Veterans have been forced to wait more than two months on average for mental health treatment at the El Paso VA facility, and more than a third never received it, according to a survey released Wednesday as lawmakers in Washington worked to bridge partisan differences on legislation to fix the larger mess within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Energy & Environment

Study: Obama's EPA Rules Will Disproportionately Hurt the Poor
Breitbart - The study by The Manhattan Institute discovered that the top 20% of earners pay only 4% of their income on energy while the bottom 20% pay a whopping 24%. This means the massive hikes in electricity rates expected under the new rules will disproportionately affect the poor.

The Nuclear Waste Leak in New Mexico…Maybe It Wasn’t the Kitty Litter After All
AllGov - Since the nation’s only nuclear waste disposal plant shut down four months ago following a radiation leak, some experts wondered if a change in the kitty litter (yes, kitty litter) used inside waste drums was to blame. It turns out, however, that the problem may have been caused by a mix of incompatible ingredients.

Science & Technology

Google Glass gun app would provide 'mind-blowing' ability to shoot around corners
RT - A new Google Glass application would allow shooters to aim around corners while protecting them from return fire, the app developer claims.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

76% of Seed Market is Patented by Corporations: Save the Seeds!
Natural Society - Just 6 companies in the world have patented most of the seeds grown in the entire global agricultural market. We need to save the seeds.


Mercury in influenza vaccines found to be 100 times higher than Australian government limit for medicine
(NaturalNews) As Natural News has exhaustively demonstrated this week via ICP-MS laboratory results and vaccine documentation, influenza vaccines manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline still contain 50 ppm mercury.

Even trace amounts of mercury cause infertility, brain impairment in songbirds
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the College of William and Mary (CWM) in Virginia found that songbirds exposed to sub-lethal and even trace amounts of mercury left over from industrial manufacturing suffered reproductive problems, brain abnormalities, and immune suppression, among other damage.

Green Tea May Boost Your Working Memory
Dr. Mercola - In a new study of 12 healthy volunteers, those who received a beverage containing 27.5 grams of green tea extract showed increased connectivity between the parietal and frontal cortex of the brain compared to those who drank a non-green tea beverage.

Four herbs that boost your brain capacity
(NaturalNews) The amount of chemicals and internal disturbances that are wreaking havoc on brain function are limitless. Whether it is fluoride, GMOs, heavy metals or severe intestinal issues, there is no shortage of things causing our noggin problems. Aside from cleaning up your lifestyle, here are four herbs that can crank up your brain function.

New study finds that spirulina can help treat pancreatic cancer
(NaturalNews) Along with the single-celled green algae chlorella, spirulina is one of the most widely studied foods on the planet. In fact, studies in the last decade alone have shown that the regular consumption of spirulina can enhance brain function.

Freekeh: The grain that combats type 2 diabetes and boosts overall health
(NaturalNews) First, quinoa. Then teff. Both are amazing superfoods, grains that boost overall health with their outstanding nutrient content. While they still remain supremely healthy choices, another food has the health world buzzing.

PSA Creator: PSA Test for Prostate Cancer is Problematic
Natural Society - The creator of the PSA test for prostate cancer admits that the test fails to do its job and leads to numerous side effects including impotence.

5 Hidden Toxins Found in Baby Products
Green Med Info - There are several different toxins lurking in baby products and we all need to be aware of their presence. Here are 5 of those toxic substances.

Healthy homemade blueberry, strawberry and kiwi popsicles for kids
STEPin2 - The problem and concern with store-bought popsicles and ice cream is the fact that they are filled with sugar, artificial flavors and dyes. Take a healthy step, and teach your children how to get involved in the kitchen. Not only will they have fun, take pride in the food they created, but they will love eating what they made.

Pet News

Homemade dog treats: How to make your own, save a bundle and improve your dog's health
(NaturalNews) Most of the world has awoken to the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), seeking healthier choices such as organic, all-natural and gluten-free.

Wednesday - June 4, 2014 - Today In History:
1792 - Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound for Britain.
1794 - British troops captured Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
1812 - The Louisiana Territory had its name changed to the Missouri Territory.
1896 - Henry Ford made a successful test drive of his new car in Detroit, MI. He called the vehicle was called a "Quadricycle."
1911 - Gold was discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek.
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.
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.
1947 - The House of Representatives approved the Taft-Hartley Act. The legislation allowed the President of the United States to intervene in labor disputes.
1954 - French Premier Joseph Laniel and Vietnamese Premier Buu Loc initialed treaties in Paris giving "complete independence" to Vietnam.
1960 - The Taiwan island of Quemoy was hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.
1985 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling striking down an Alabama law that provided for a daily minute of silence in public schools.
1986 - Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, pled guilty in Washington to spying for Israel. He was sentenced to life in prison.
1989 - In Beijing, Chinese army troops stormed Tiananmen Square to crush the pro-democracy movement. It is believed that 100's or 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.
2008 - The United Kingdom and Canada became the first countries to be able to buy and rent films at the iTunes Store.
2009 - President Barack Obama addressed the Muslims of the world in a speech in Cairo, saying America has a common cause with Islam and never will be at war with the faith.

World News

Obama, Ukraine president-elect discuss US help to train Kiev's military
RT - President Obama discussed possible US help in training Ukraine’s law enforcement and military personnel at a meeting with the country’s new president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, in Warsaw.

Fears that President Obama’s $1bn pledge on European defence could provoke new Cold War
London Independent - President Barack Obama has pledged up to $1bn in new US funding for European defence, reasserting Washington’s role in the region despite warnings from Russia that any military build up near its borders with eastern Europe could provoke a new arms race and a new Cold War.

GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) operates secret Middle East spy hub in Oman – report
RT - The location of secret British spy bases in Oman, tapping undersea cables in the Middle East, has up until now remained unpublished because of pressure from the government, according to a new article that reveals those details.

Confirmed: Ukrainian air force fired over 150 missiles at Lugansk, bombed admin HQ
RT - Kiev has admitted showering the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk with dozens of missiles from the air, saying that its Air Force helicopters and jets “fired more than 150 missiles” in Monday’s military action.

Obama's Solution for Europe? More Guns and US Fracked Gas
Common Dreams - During a joint press conference with Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, Obama announced a $1 billion initiative to bolster U.S. troops in central and eastern Europe in an attempt to stem further Russian "provocations," despite recent moves by Russian President Vladimir Putin tp withdraw Russian troops from its border with Ukraine.

VIDEO: US: Syria presidential poll 'a disgrace'
Press TV - The United States has denounced Syria’s presidential election, saying President Bashar al-Assad’s decision to hold it was “detached from reality”.

Monsanto Slammed for ‘Fraudulent’ EU Patent on Non-GMO Tomatoes
Sustainable Pulse - Representatives of the international coalition No Patents on Seeds! from France, Germany and Spain have filed an opposition against a European patent held by Monsanto on conventionally bred tomatoes (EP1812575). The patent claims tomatoes with a natural resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis. The original tomatoes used for this patent came from the international gene bank in Gatersleben, Germany.

Bulgaria Stands Up to EU over Full Ban on GM Crops
Sustainable Pulse - After lengthy debates in the European institutions regarding the cultivation of genetically modified maize (GM Maize) in EU Member States, the case was sent to the EU Court of Justice, which ruled that the prohibition on the use and marketing of genetically modified organisms, such as MON 810 GM Maize, was not supported by EU laws.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

New reports: Bergdahl left note declaring intention to desert, renounce citizenship the night he walked off
Bizpac Review - Evidence keeps building that the Obama administration may have traded terrorists for what some would call a traitor.

Afghan Taliban releases video of US soldier handover
RT - The Taliban has released a video showing the recent handover of the US Army captive sergeant in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees taking place near Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

State Dep’t Changes Its Tune, Now Unsure If Bergdahl Was Captured During Combat
The Blaze - Obama administration officials on Tuesday admitted that they have no idea if U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban during combat, a dramatic change from their explanation just a day earlier.

Bergdahl Sideshow Diverts Attention Away from Crimes of the War Party
Kurt Nimmo - The Bergdahl circus sideshow, so avidly amplified by the corporate media, ignores a larger and more important issue, one rarely touched upon by the establishment media – the war in Afghanistan is illegal and criminal and makes anything Bowe Bergdahl may have done insignificant in comparison.

U.S. Has Plans for Preemptive Nuclear Attack- Paul Craig Roberts - Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says the U.S. has plans for nuclear war with our rivals. Dr. Roberts explains, “Washington not only has war plans for launching a preemptive nuclear attack on Russia, and also possibly China, but Washington has a cadre of people who advocate nuclear war.

Pending Navy All Clear, San Fran Looks To Develop Condos on Radiological Site
Adan Salazar - The US Navy has announced it will soon give its “final” assessment on whether land they plan to sell to the City of San Francisco for development is still contaminated with radiation.

Girls, 12, Stab Playmate 19 Times, Blame ‘Slender Man’ Meme
Ben Swann - Two 12-year-old girls stabbed a classmate 19 times, claiming to be inspired by the fictional internet folk horror character 'Slender Man.'

Judge Napolitano: Obama Impeachment Now “A Very, Very Valid Argument”
Steve Watson - Libertarian pundit and and former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano has called for the impeachment of the President over the Taliban prisoner release, stating that he has aided the release of the worst terrorists in the world. “The president may well have committed a federal crime,” Napolitano said, appearing on Fox News Tuesday.

Why Chiquita Is Lobbying Against a 9/11 Victims Bill
Common Dreams - The company, guilty of financing right-wing paramilitaries in Colombia, doesn't want to be liable for its own backing of right-wing paramilitary terrorists in Colombia.

Holder to Create ‘Homegrown’ Terrorism Task Force
Mikael Thalen - Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled his plan to create a new Justice Department task force this week that will focus on the threat of “homegrown” terrorism. In a video posted to the department’s website Monday, which was later removed, Holder argued that the focus on terrorism should “return” to the U.S. as opposed to remaining overseas.

This Big City Police Chief Wants Citizens Armed
Off the Grid News - Detroit’s top cop has made a very surprising admission for a big city police chief: He thinks citizens should use guns for self-defense. Chief James Craig has even said that he believes armed citizens can deter crime.

Life Sentence For … Marijuana Brownies?
Off the Grid News - A Texas man could get life in prison for making a batch of brownies. The man, Jacob Lavoro, has been charged with a first degree felony for possessing 1.5 pounds of marijuana-laced brownies laced with hash oil.

Economy & Business

Steve Forbes: Link dollar to gold or face Great Depression II
Washington Examiner - Influential financial publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes is out with a new warning that the U.S. faces an economic catastrophe due to the Federal Reserve's loose dollar policy, and returning to a strict “gold standard” is the only way to avoid disaster.

Gold Price Manipulation Was "Routine", FT Reports
Zero Hedge - Today, via the FT, we get just a hint of what is coming down the pipeline with "Trading to influence gold price fix was ‘routine’." We approve of the editorial oversight to pick the word "influence" over "manipulate" - it sound so much more... clinical.

Bitcoin is back: Price quietly jumps 80%
CNBC News- Bitcoin, the controversial cryptocurrency, finally may be back in investors' good graces: It's up more than 80 percent from its April lows on a wave of good news and wider acceptance.

Veteran News

VA hospital staff got $1M in bonuses while therapy pool for wounded vets closed
Washington Times - The therapeutic aquatic pool had to go due to an alleged lack of funds at the Memphis Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center, but over $1 million in bonuses were approved for its employees. The facility allocated $1,005,644 in bonuses for its approximately 2,000 employees in fiscal year 2010, the Daily Caller reported Monday. The therapy pool was closed months earlier.

Bookkeeper accused of embezzling $830,000 from veterans' charity - using credit cards for lavish vacations and internet shopping
Daily Mail - Cynthia Tanner worked for the National Veterans Services Fund (NVSF) in Darien, Connecticut, taking care of staff payroll and handing out cheques to help veterans in need.

Energy & Environment

News Flash: Fukushima Is Still a Disaster
Common Dreams - The corporate media silence on Fukushima has been deafening even though the melted-down nuclear power plant’s seaborne radiation is now washing up on American beaches. Ever more radioactive water continues to pour into the Pacific.  Read More...

New US coal dust standards leave thousands of miners at risk for black lung
RINF - The new guidelines reduce overall coal dust exposure limits from 2.0 to 1.5 milligrams per cubic meter of air and close certain loopholes in how sampling is performed and compliance is determined. In reducing the allowable exposure to coal dust by only 25 percent, the Obama administration has not only intervened to deliberately loosen the 1.0-milligram limit proposed by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

Funny Looking Tower Generates 600% More Electrical Energy Than Traditional Wind Turbines
Blacklisted News - The Sheerwind wind turbine promises to produce 6 times the electrical power than traditional wind turbines. This funny looking wind tower acts like a funnel, directing the wind from any angle, down through a tube to a ground based turbine generator. The funneling of the wind through a narrow passage effectively creates a “jet effect” increasing the velocity of the wind, while lowering the pressure.

Science & Technology

Sarcastic much? Secret Service looking for software to identify emotions online
RT - The US Secret Service is hoping to a hire an internet analysis firm that will be able to examine online postings on social media and other websites and detect when users are being sarcastic and otherwise saying something they do not actually mean.

‘Reset the Net’ day of action Thursday
Ben Swann - The campaign to combat spying programs like those used by the NSA, Reset the Net is calling for a day of action this Thursday, June 5, and some popular websites are heeding the call.


Turmeric shown to protect brain against fluoride poisoning
(NaturalNews) The neurodegenerative effects of fluoride are well documented in the scientific literature, and yet this toxic byproduct of industrial manufacturing continues to get dumped into the water supplies of almost every major city in the U.S. without consent.

4 powerful probiotic foods that help bulletproof the immune system
(NaturalNews) With estimates that the body has 10 times more bacteria than cells (approximately 10 trillion), it becomes pretty clear that maintaining a proper bacterial balance is vital for long-term health.

Top foods to eat to help protect skin from sunburn
(NaturalNews) As the weather gets warmer, the more likely there will be instances of sunburn. It may be enjoyable to stay outdoors for a get-together, but the resulting stings of a sunburn are not fun.

Vitamin D and osteoporosis: How this 'miracle' vitamin can restore optimum bone health in men and women
(NaturalNews) More than 50 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, literally "porous bones," a condition that occurs when your body doesn't replace bone cells that are lost naturally over time.

Irrefutable proof that influenza vaccines routinely given to pregnant women still contain mercury
(NaturalNews) Believe it or not, there are still millions of people, doctors, pharmacists and even journalists who do not yet realize there is a very high concentration of mercury in influenza vaccines given to pregnant women.

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy doubles child's autism risk
(NaturalNews) Antidepressant medications like SSRIs detach users from reality by modifying neurotransmitter levels of serotonin. According to a new study, if these brain chemistry manipulators are taken during pregnancy, they may also detach offspring...

Prescription Painkillers Tagged as Gateway Drug to Heroin
Dr. Mercola - Over the past five years, heroin deaths have increased by 45 percent--an increase blamed on rise of addictive prescription drugs such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, codeine, and Fentora, all of which are opioids. The reason for the resurgence of heroin is in large part due to it being less expensive than its prescription counterparts

HPV Vaccine Maker’s Study Proves Natural HPV Infection Beneficial, Not Deadly
Green Med Info - Despite aggressive pressure to get girls as early as 9 years old to vaccinate against HPV, a new analysis shows that natural HPV infection actually prevents new HPV infections and cervical changes linked to cancer malignancy.

7 Habits for Super-Immunity & Fending Off Disease
Natural Society - If the immune system becomes overly strained, it starts to attack itself instead of foreign invaders. It can literally become its own worst enemy. This is often how auto-immune diseases begin. B-cells can’t communicate properly with T cells any longer. The goods news is that we can help the immune system do its job, without becoming over-active simply by changing our diet, and altering a few lifestyle habits.

6 Tips for Safe, Non-Carcinogenic Grilling – Eat Safe!
Natural Society - From choosing the right coals to choosing the right meat and cooking, here are 6 tips for safe, non-carcinogenic grilling.
* Related: Apple and Grape Seed Extracts Reduce Cancer-Causing Chemicals from Cooking Meat

Panera Bread to Dump All Artificial Food Additives
Activist Post - Perhaps its favor was born out of the wholesome appearance of its food and its taste. Plus, they started out using antibiotic-free chicken. But love for Panera quickly cooled when actual food ingredients were shared wide and were anything but healthy.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Found to Help Reverse Balding
Green Med Info - Conventional drugs for hair loss come with outrageous side effects such as male breast enlargement and erectile dysfunction. New research finds nature's answer to male pattern balding - pumpkin seed oil.

Pet News

Does Your Pet Have Allergies? Skip the Shots and Try Sublingual Immunotherapy
Dr. Becker - Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a variation on allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT), which most of us refer to as allergy shots. SLIT is in use in Europe to treat allergic humans, and the technology has recently made its way to the U.S. for veterinary use.

Tuesday - June 3, 2014 - 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.
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.
2008 - Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination.
2009 - New Hampshire became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage.
2011 - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when rebel rockets barraged his palace; he later went to Saudi Arabia for treatment.
2011 - Physician-assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian died at a Michigan hospital at age 83.

World News

VIDEO: Obama heads to Europe to discuss Ukraine crisis
Press TV - US President Barack Obama left Washington on Monday to begin a four-day European trip to Poland, Belgium and France to urge more pressure on Russia over their dispute on the Ukrainian crisis.

VIDEO: Russia submits draft resolution on Ukraine
Press TV - Russia has submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), calling for an immediate ceasefire and a humanitarian corridor in Ukraine.

Russia Scraps Arms Trade Embargo on Pakistan
RIA Novosti - Russia has lifted an embargo on sales of weapons and military hardware to Pakistan and is planning to supply Islamabad with attack helicopters, the head of Russia's state defense corporation Rostec said Monday.

China Sends 4 More Fighter Jets To Oil Rig Area As Vietnam Threatens Legal Action
Zero Hedge - A number of Vietnamese officials have now threatened to bring legal action against China over their territorial dispute in the South China Sea; but it does not seem to be having any impact on China's efforts to defend and sustain their presence.

Anti-Monarchy Protests Break Out Across Spain
Zero Hedge - The news of Spain's King Carlos' abdication this morning warranted barely a headline in the US media. However, once again, the simmering social unrest of nations full of repressed citizens burst into action as widespread anti-monarchy protests erupted across Spain.

US to Give Ukraine $18 Mln in Military Aid
RIA Novosti - The United States has doubled its financial military aid to Ukraine, bringing it to a hefty $18 million over the past few months, according to US’s second top military commander Derek Chollet.

Taliban leaders given hero's welcome in footage claiming to show prisoners arriving in Qatar
Mail Online - When the former prisoners - it's not clear if all of them are present or just a few - pull up in a convoy of black SUVs, they receive a warm reception, with lots of hugs from the awaiting, clearly jubilant, supporters. There is no American presence in sight.

Why U.S. Coast Guard Is in Land-Locked Afghanistan
WSJ - It is a fair question to ask: What is the U.S. Coast Guard doing in the middle of the landlocked county of Afghanistan? For the 13 Coast Guardsmen in Afghanistan, it is the most common comment they get. “Why are you here? There is no water out here.”

Ecuador Sends Gold Bricks to Goldman Sachs in Liquidity Hunt
Bloomberg - Ecuador agreed to transfer more than half its gold reserves to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for three years to give the government easier access to cash.

SE Asia’s war on drugs is ‘fueling production’ of opium
StratRisks - Cultivation of opium in Southeast Asia’s notorious Golden Triangle region has doubled in the past decade, according to an in-depth study that rebuffs claims by governments that an aggressive anti-narcotics policy is reaping benefits and improving livelihoods.

Israel gags famous nuclear whistleblower invited to speak at human rights conference
RT - A decade after his release from prison for leaking information on Israel’s nuclear weapon program, Mordechai Vanunu has been denied permission to attend a human rights conference in London.

Two weeks to prepare for 'powerful' computer virus strike-back, UK govt warns
RT - The UK’s National Crime Agency sent out a global warning for users to take prompt action before hackers seize their computers back. It comes after the FBI, NCA, and Europol disrupted one of the most powerful viruses that steal personal and financial data.

Japan’s Great Wall of Ice: TEPCO starts work on Fukushima underground barrier
RT - Aiming to isolate radioactive water build-up, Fukushima nuclear plant's operator, TEPCO, has started constructing a huge underground ice wall around the facility. The ambitious project will have to be maintained for well over a century to reach its goal.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Why the 'Devastated' Parents of Soldier Reportedly Killed Searching for Freed POW Bergdahl Are Alleging a 'Big Cover-Up Like Benghazi'
The Blaze - The parents of a soldier allegedly killed while searching for recently released Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl claim they are “devastated” that they were lied to about their son’s death. In an interview with the Daily Mail, the mother and father of slain hero Darryn Andrews went as far as to say there has been a “cover up just like Benghazi.”

'He willingly deserted': Freed POW's former platoon-mates call for him to face COURT-MARTIAL as they reveal how he left post
Daily Mail - Two former comrades of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have confirmed to MailOnline that their former platoon-mate walked away from his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009 with the intention of reneging on his military oath.

Sheriff Richard Mack interviewed as part of Global Freedom Summit 2014
(NaturalNews) Former lawman and Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack is slated to be a featured speaker at a revolutionary online event known as the Global Freedom Summit 2014.

VIDEO: The Fastest Way To Get Through a Checkpoint
Daily Paul - Video description: This is for all those people who said I should have been "witnessing" at the checkpoint. It turns out that it's "not a good time" for them. That's pretty much what I figured.

Sgt. Bergdahl Release Arranged by CIA Terror Group
Kurt Nimmo - Missed in the growing storm over the Sgt. Bergdahl prisoner swap is the fact the terror group that arranged the trade was closely aligned with the CIA.

The CIA Plotted to Assassinate Richard Nixon
Blacklisted News - That’s just one of the bombshell revelations dropped by former Nixon aide Roger Stone in his explosive book – Nixon's Secrets: The Truth About Watergate and the Pardon– set for a Sept. 2 release.

House of Representatives passes Bill, enables restriction of 2nd Amendment right
Michael Vass - Without fanfare, and well below the radar of almost everyone, the House of Representatives has just enabled New York State (and any other State contributing to the NICS database) to violate HIPAA laws and revoke gun permits without justification or cause.

Justices Reject Reporter’s Bid To Protect CIA Source
Mint Press News - A reporter who has been ordered to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their confidential sources.

Mental Health Screening a Good Way to Decrease Liberty, Poor Way to Increase Security
Ron Paul - Giving government the power to bar some Americans from owning guns by labeling them as “mentally ill” could easily lead to serious abuses. Even authors of mental health manuals admit that mental health diagnoses are subjective and can be based on “social constructions.”

8 Ridiculous Laws That Stop People From Helping Others - No good deed goes unpunished.

Economy & Business

America’s Insatiable Demand For More Expensive Cars, Larger Homes And Bigger Debts
Economic Collapse - In the endless quest to achieve "the American Dream", Americans are racking up bigger debts than ever before. Unfortunately, our paychecks are not keeping up and the middle class in the United States is steadily shrinking.

At least 74 dead in crashes similar to those GM linked to faulty switches
(Reuters) - At least 74 people have died in General Motors cars in accidents with some key similarities to those that GM has linked to 13 deaths involving defective ignition switches, a Reuters analysis of government fatal-crash data has determined. Such accidents also occurred at a higher rate in the GM cars than in top competitors’ models, the analysis showed.

The Velocity Of Money In The U.S. Falls To An All-Time Record Low
Washington's Blog - When an economy is healthy, there is lots of buying and selling and money tends to move around quite rapidly. Unfortunately, the U.S. economy is the exact opposite of that right now.

Housing Market

Almost 10 Million Homeowners Owe more than their House is Worth
AllGov - The effects of the housing crisis are still painfully apparent for many Americans, with nearly 10 million homeowners owing more on their mortgages than their property is worth. That is just one of many sobering statistics demonstrating just how far the nation has to go to get the housing market in healthier shape.

Energy & Environment

U.S. government has 'doomsday' relocation plan in place for catastrophic Yellowstone eruption
(NaturalNews) According to South African news website Praag, the US government has already hinted at such a plan. The website states that the US offered the African National Congress $100 billion dollars over the next 10 years to construct temporary housing for Americans in case of a super volcano eruption.

Rand Paul Vows To Repeal 'Illegal' EPA Climate Rule
The Daily Caller - Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is not happy about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon dioxide emissions limits for power plants, arguing it is an “illegal use of executive power.” Paul has vowed to force a vote on the EPA’s rule to repeal it.

Science & Technology

WSJ: Google Spending $1 Billion on Satellites to Cover Earth in Wi-Fi - The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google plans to spend over $1 billion on a fleet of satellites that will be used to provide internet to parts of the world that currently lack digital connections.

Photos: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt At Bilderberg 2014
Prison - Infowars reporters have captured photographs of Eric Schmidt, current Executive Chairman and former CEO of Google.

Solar-powered aircraft makes inaugural flight
RT - Ahead of its anticipated round-the-world trip scheduled for 2015, a solar-powered plane took its maiden voyage after an historic two-hour flight - yet more headway in developing aircraft that don’t need fossil fuel.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

New Study Shows Why Roundup Herbicide (Glyphosate) Should Be Banned
Activist Post - Glyphosate (aka Roundup) is the world's most popular pesticide, used primarily in GMO farming as a systemic herbicide. When glyphosate is metabolized within plants or within the liver of animals, it produces AMPA, a substance that while classified as inert and/or harmless by regulators, has been known for some time to be at least as toxic as glyphosate, the latter of which has been linked to over 30 adverse health effects.


10 Self-Survival Tips and Info Bits for Urban Homesteading
Natural Society - If growing 3 tons of organic produce annually on your 4000 square foot lawn sounds good to you, or learning how to plant a bee garden sounds good to you, then read on. Urban homesteading offers a more sovereign life, even if you don’t live on a ranch or farm. Here are 10 great tips for homesteading, paving way for a more self-sustaining, live-free lifestyle.


The Biggest Moneymaker of all Time: Cancer, and Why the Profiteers Don't Want a Cure
Wake Up World - Big Pharma sends their beautiful reps to doctors’ offices to convince them of how they should be getting more people on this drug or that one, despite side effects. It’s for profit and it is deplorable and sad. Be aware of your rights; don’t be badgered or scared into doing what “everyone else is doing” only to wind up a statistic. Do your research now while you’re healthy.

Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water - Mercury tests conducted on vaccines at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab have revealed a shockingly high level of toxic mercury in an influenza vaccine (flu shot) made by GlaxoSmithKline (lot #9H2GX). Tests conducted via ICP-MS document mercury in the Flulaval vaccine at a shocking 51 parts per million, or over 25,000 times higher than the maximum contaminant level of inorganic mercury in drinking water set by the EPA.

Two rainforest herbs that destroy cancer and alleviate side effects from chemotherapy
(NaturalNews) Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way or another. Cancer patients are struggling with traditional therapies, and many are looking to alternative ways in order to reverse their diagnosis. Look no further than these two powerful rainforest herbs that can stimulate the proper systems to help give cancer a knock-out punch.

Reduce the risk of cancer with probiotics
(NaturalNews) Considered a nutritional buzzword among the health-conscious crowd, probiotics are well-known as an important addition to the diet for maintaining digestive balance. And now, researches have discovered these micro-organisms are much more powerful than previously thought by playing a substantial role in discouraging, and also healing, cancer.

Agricultural Pesticides Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Dr. Mercola - Processed foods form the basis of nearly everyone's diet, as 95 percent of the food Americans buy is processed. If this is you, then you can consider yourself in the highest risk category, as such fare tends to contain the greatest amounts of hidden genetically engineered (GE) ingredients, and hence the highest pesticide load.

Cure insomnia with these 7 herbs
(NaturalNews) Insomnia is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person is tired, but cannot fall asleep, or cannot stay asleep once they do fall asleep. While the disorder primarily affects adults, women report a problem with it more than men. It also tends to worsen as a person ages.

Have People Used Baking Soda to Treat Cancer for 10 Cents/Day?
Natural Society - Baking soda works by ‘shocking’ cancer cells with alkalinity. The extracellular (interstitial) pH (pHe) of solid tumors is significantly more acidic compared to normal tissues. Furthermore, cancer cells cannot live in the presence of high levels of oxygen.

5 Proven Ways To Reduce Wrinkles Naturally
Green Med Info - The beauty industry focuses almost exclusively on external issues. But skin reflects the health of your entire body from the inside out. It tells the story of chronic stress, the toxins in your food, chemicals in your environment, and lifestyle choices.

Pet News

Bittersweet Settlement
Susan Thixton - Grieving pet treat consumers have a settlement for the Chinese jerky treat illnesses and deaths linked to two major importers; Waggin Train (Purina) and Milo's Kitchen. I would assume this has to be a bittersweet victory to the Plaintiffs.

Monday - June 2, 2014 - Today In History:
1774 - The Quartering Act, which required American colonists to allow British soldiers into their houses, was reenacted.
1851 - Maine became the first U.S. state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.
1883 - The first baseball game under electric lights was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1886 - Grover Cleveland became the second U.S. president to get married while in office. He was the first to have a wedding in the White House.
1910 - Charles Stewart Roll became the first person to fly non-stop and double cross the English Channel.
1924 - All American Indians were granted U.S. citizenship by the U.S. Congress.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the first swimming pool to be built inside the White House.
1953 - Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.
1954 - U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that there were communists working in the CIA and atomic weapons plants.
1957 - Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was interviewed by CBS-TV.
1979 - Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
1995 - Captain Scott F. O'Grady's U.S. Air Force F-16C was shot down by Bosnian Serbs. He was rescued six days later.
1998 - Royal Caribbean Cruises agreed to pay $9 million to settle charges of dumping waste at sea.
2003 - In the U.S., federal regulators voted to allow companies to buy more television stations and newspaper-broadcasting combinations in the same city. The previous ownership restrictions had not been altered since 1975.
2003 - In Seville, Spain, a chest containing the supposed remains of Christopher Columbus were exhumed for DNA tests to determine whether the bones were really those of the explorer. The tests were aimed at determining if Columbus was currently buried in Spain's Seville Cathedral or in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that companies could not be sued under a trademark law for using information in the public domain without giving credit to the originator. The case had originated with 20th Century Fox against suing Dastar Corp. over their use of World War II footage.

World News

NATO mulls reinforcing troops in Poland-German defence ministry
StratRisks - NATO defence ministers will discuss temporarily reinforcing forces in Poland when they meet in Brussels this week, a spokesman for the German defence ministry said, a move that would be aimed at reassuring countries nervous about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.

GPS sites in Russia can’t be used now for ‘military purposes’
RT - Russia has “taken under control” the operation of 11 American GPS sites and ensured they cannot be used for military purposes, as Washington and Moscow show no progress in negotiations on setting up Russian GLONASS stations on US territory.

Naftogaz transfers $786mn of gas debt to Russia
RT - Ukraine has transferred $786 million of its $3.5 billion gas debt to Russia, Ukraine’s coup-appointed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in Berlin on Friday.

VIDEO: Thai army deploys troops to prevent anti-coup rallies
Press TV - Deputy police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said on Sunday that nearly 6,000 police and soldiers were being sent to central Bangkok and rapid deployment units are prepared to halt protests that might take place elsewhere.

VIDEO: US airstrike kills 18 in Afghanistan
Press TV - According to police, the attack which took place on Sunday in the eastern province of Kunar, also injured seven people. The deadly incident comes after an airstrike carried out by US-led forces left nearly 10 people dead on May 29 in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika.

Up to 800 killed in Iraq in May, two-thirds of them civilians
RT - Almost 800 people were reported to have been killed in Iraqi violence last month, two-thirds of the victims being civilians. Meanwhile, monitoring groups put the figure at over 1,000 deaths among the civil population alone.

VIDEO: 1000s of Palestinians left without water
Press TV - Tens of thousands of Palestinians have not had access to clean water in the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) since March, when Israel cut water supplies to them, an Israeli NGO says.

Bilderberg actually talks nukes, euro nationalism and… Barack Obama – leak
RT - The officially released agenda of the prestigious Bilderberg club meeting is not true, claims RT show host Daniel Estulin, a longtime watcher of the ‘secret world govt’ group. He says he obtained the real agenda for this year’s gathering in Copenhagen.

Fracking on private land to be permitted in Queen’s speech – leak
RT - An infrastructure and competitiveness bill to be announced in the Queen’s speech on Wednesday will change trespassing laws, allowing shale gas exploration firms to drill on private land without requiring the permission of the owner, UK media report.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

The F-35 Fighter Plane Is Even More of a Mess Than You Thought - Not only did the Pentagon spend almost $400 billion to buy 2,400 aircraft - about twice as much as it cost to put a man on the moon - the F-35 program is 7 years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget. This at a time when cuts in the defence budget are forcing the Pentagon to shrink the size of the military.

SWAT locks down California school for 4 hours during class-by-class weapons search
Police State USA - Students at a California high school were forced to hunker down as SWAT teams with weapons drawn searched their entire campus for weapons. The effort included a warrantless search of students’ vehicles, lockers, backpacks, and classrooms. The long 4-hour detention reportedly forced some students to urinate in darkened classrooms.

Five of the Most Dangerous Taliban Commanders in U.S. Custody Exchanged for American Captive
Weekly Standard - The Obama administration announced today that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban for several years, has been freed from his captors.

‘Squirming’ John Kerry excused from testifying on Benghazi terror attacks
RT - House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa released the Secretary of State from a subpoena to testify before a committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, alleging Kerry was attempting to “distract” from the panel’s work.

VIDEO: Why We Must Oppose Bilderberg
The Daily Sheeple - As the Bilderbergers gather in Denmark to discuss this year’s agenda, James Corbett presents “Why We Must Oppose Bilderberg” to the We The People Anti-Bilderberg Conference taking place in Copenhagen. Learn more about the history, aims, and goals of the Bilderberg Group, why they must be opposed, and how best to do it on this special edition of The Corbett Report podcast.

LAPD adds drones to arsenal, says they’ll be used sparingly
LA Times - On Friday, the department announced that it had acquired two "unmanned aerial vehicles" as gifts from the Seattle Police Department.

Police State High: School Bans Backpacks, Seals Lockers, Forces Bathroom Registrations
Mac Slavo - If drones over America, heavily armed law enforcement agencies, and a massive government surveillance web hasn’t yet convinced you that the United States is rapidly moving towards a police state then maybe the following report out of New York will be an eye opener.

Judge Napolitano Reacts After Snowden Says 'There Are Some Things Worth Dying For'
Fox News - Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted this morning to the NBC News interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who showed no remorse for breaking U.S. law to leak a trove of classified documents outlining the NSA's massive surveillance program.

VIDEO: SWAT team throws concussion grenade into baby playpen during no-knock raid
Police State USA - A SWAT crashed through a family’s door in the middle of the night and threw a concussion grenade into a baby’s playpen. A 19-month-old baby was horribly disfigured when it exploded in his face. [Graphic]

Police give elderly man drug charges after pharmacy issues incorrect prescription
Police State USA - Police were asked to retrieve a bottle of pills that had been incorrectly issued to an elderly patient. When the 83-year-old man asked that police “sign for” the pills before leaving his home, the officer became violent and threw him to the ground and arrested him on felony charges of drug possession and theft.

Honor student charged with 2 felonies for making a volcano as science experiment
Police State USA - A 16-year-old girl was arrested and expelled from school after she demonstrating the traditional ‘erupting volcano’ in class as a science experiment. Even a year later, she is still being haunted by the multiple felonies she was charged with.

Election News

Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference
The Blaze - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the latest 2016 presidential straw poll at a conservative summit in Louisiana. Cruz took 30 percent of the vote at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. He edged out conservative speaker and author Ben Carson.

Economy & Business

The Velocity Of Money In The U.S. Falls To An All-Time Record Low
Economic Collapse - When an economy is healthy, there is lots of buying and selling and money tends to move around quite rapidly. Unfortunately, the U.S. economy is the exact opposite of that right now. In fact, as I will document below, the velocity of M2 has fallen to an all-time record low.

Market Veteran Warns: “Massive Shocks in the World Financial System in Coming Years”
Mac Slavo - In an interview with King World News Von Greyerz highlights his reasoning, citing numerous data points that paint a completely different picture from the one being shown to the majority of the world’s citizens.

New Massive Federal Database To Hold Financial Information of 100s Of Millions of Americans
Zero Hedge - As many as 227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives — including their Social Security numbers — in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies.

Energy & Environment

YouTube: 4 Mile Long eruption of Liquid Sand + stored CO2 @ Fracking operation in Colorado
Dutchsinse - It appears a large deposit of high pressure liquid sand, underground at the Collbran Colorado fracking location, found a weak point to the surface. After doing some research on the "Collbran Gas System" , which is part of the Piceance shale deposit, I found that in addition to hydraulic fracturing (fracking), there is also a LARGE amount of CO2 being pumped into the ground (like carbonation in a can of soda).... a process called "Carbon Sequestration"... More explaining the events here.

4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts West LA
RT - An earth tremor that took place in a densely populated area west of Los Angeles on Sunday evening set on alert the seaside from Malibu down to the Manhattan Beach. There have been no immediate reports about damage or people injured.

Obama to Take Action to Slash Coal Pollution
NY Times - Under the rule, states will be given a wide menu of policy options to achieve the pollution cuts. Rather than immediately shutting down coal plants, states would be allowed to reduce emissions by making changes across their electricity systems — by installing new wind and solar generation or energy-efficiency technology, and by starting or joining state and regional “cap and trade” programs, in which states agree to cap carbon pollution and buy and sell permits to pollute.

Barium Everywhere: Tell Congress to Stop Toxic Chemtrail Spraying
Natural Society - Barium has been found in samples at six times (or more) the level that the EPA finds safe. Numerous samples taken from around the country contain barium oxide, an ionized metallic salt in places it simply shouldn’t be – especially our drinking water.

ASA: Lake Powell At Critical Level, Less Than 1/2 Full - The Colorado River is an important source of water for much of the western United States, including Arizona. …Lake Powell is a major reservoir on the Colorado River. According to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Lake Powell is currently only at 42 percent of capacity as of May 20.

Science & Technology

N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images
NY Times - The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kentucky Ag Department sues DEA for refusing to release industrial hemp seeds
The Daily Sheeple - Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is suing the DEA for refusing to release a stock of industrial hemp seeds that his agency purchased for legal planting in accordance with the provisions of the latest Farm Bill, which allows for the limited growing of hemp for research purposes.


Top Tips to Decrease Your Breast Cancer Risk
Dr. Mercola - Less than 10 percent of all breast cancer cases are thought to be related to genetic risk factors. The remainder—90 percent—appear to be triggered by environmental factors.

How to prevent and heal cervical cancer naturally
(NaturalNews) While the CDC and other governmental agencies push the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in an attempt to curb future cervical cancer rates, a powerful natural option is readily available and free of dangerous side-effects -- in other words, diet. From a low glycemic index eating plan to raspberries and turmeric, food is a potent, cost-friendly and effective defense against cervical cancer.

More bad news for sugar - Research confirms it is a leading cause of heart disease
(NaturalNews) Just in case you needed yet another reason to stay away from added dietary sugar sources, nutritional scientists now confirm that our obsession with consuming sweets is killing us by dramatically increasing risk of death from cardiovascular disease and heart attack.

The fall of the chemical propagandists: Dr. David Heimbach loses medical license, all credibility
(NaturalNews) One of the country's top burn surgeons, Heimbach was a perfect person to recruit as a star witness in trials. He provided often dramatic testimony about babies being scorched to death in furniture fires -- testimony that to convince lawmakers that they should not allow the scaling back of flame retardant use in children's products. The problem, however, is that the stories he told weren't true.

Harmful flame retardant chemicals found in every preschool tested in California
(NaturalNews) Toxic flame retardant chemicals were found in 100 percent of preschools and day cares tested in a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Berkeley and published in the journal Chemosphere on May 15.

Apple cider vinegar for acne? Folk remedy actually works better than chemicals
(NaturalNews) You'll be hard-pressed to find an all-natural product in the selection of over-the-counter acne treatments available on the market.

Six quick and easy ways to immediately improve your immunity
(NaturalNews) Your immune system works hard every day to keep you healthy. Here are six simple ways to give your immunity an immediate and effective boost.

Ashwagandha Herb Protects Against Infection, Boosts The Immune System, Improves Memory and Treats Many Diseases - Ashwagandha has been used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years to help the body deal with stress. It has also been used traditionally for pain relief and to treat skin diseases, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy and many other conditions naturally.

Study Links Vaccine Induced Immune Overload to Autism, Diabetes, Obesity
Green Med Info - A new vaccine study published in Molecular and Genetic Medicine is bringing to the forefront the disturbing connection between the dramatic expansion in the quantity of routine childhood vaccines administered and a corresponding increase in inflammation-associated disorders.

Gestational Diabetes: Please Don’t Drink the “Glucola” Without Reading the Label
Green Med Info - In the past decade, obesity has become rampant in our country. With it the rates of diabetes in the general population, and gestational diabetes – which is an excessive increase in glucose intolerance in pregnancy – have risen dramatically. Current estimates are that 5%-7% of pregnant women in the U.S. develop GDM.

Pet News

The Hidden Conditions That Can Make Your Pet Lick Excessively
Dr. Becker - Chronic licking in both cats and dogs can lead to inflammation and irritation of the skin. However, it's the underlying condition that needs your attention. There can be a wide array of triggers, including cancer, so here's how to get to the bottom of your pet's chronic licking.



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