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MARCH 2014 

Monday - March 31, 2014 - Today In History:
1854 - The U.S. government signed the Treaty of Kanagawa with Japan. The act opened the ports of Shimoda and Hakotade to American trade.
1862 - Skirmishing between Rebels and Union forces took place at Island 10 on the Mississippi River.
1870 - In Perth Amboy, NJ, Thomas Munday Peterson became the first black to vote in the U.S.
1880 - Wabash, IN, became the first town to be completely illuminated with electric light.
1889 - In Paris, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.
1917 - The U.S. purchased and took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.
1918 - For the first time in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time went into effect.
1932 - The Ford Motor Co. debuted its V-8 engine.
1939 - Britain and France agreed to support Poland if Germany threatened invasion.
1940 - La Guardia airport in New York officially opened to the public.
1949 - Winston Churchill declared that the A-bomb was the only thing that kept the U.S.S.R. from taking over Europe.
1958 - The U.S. Navy formed the atomic submarine division.
1966 - An estimated 200,000 anti-war demonstrators march in New York City. (New York)
1967 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution.
1970 - The U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, it was the first since September 1968.
1980 - U.S. President Carter deregulated the banking industry.
1991 - Iraqi forces recaptured the northern city of Kirkuk from Kurdish guerillas.
1998 - U.N. Security Council imposed arms embargo on Yugoslavia.
1998 - For the first time in U.S. history the federal government's detailed financial statement was released. This occurred under the Clinton administration.
1999 - Three U.S. soldiers were captured by Yugoslav soldiers three miles from the Yugoslav border in Macedonia.
2004 - Air America Radio launched five stations around the U.S.
2004 - Google Inc. announced that it would be introducing a free e-mail service called Gmail.
2005 - Terri Schiavo died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a wrenching right-to-die dispute.

World News

BLOCKBUSTER: THIS IS ACCURATE AND NOW 100 PERCENT CONFIRMED: HIJACKED IBM ENGINEER PHILIP WOOD SUCCESSFULLY DIALED OUT OF DIEGO GARCIA - Philip claimed to be blindfolded when he sent the message. When the American military blindfolds someone, it is accomplished by putting a bag over the head that is locked so you can't get it off. This left the engineers hands free. This would have made it possible for him to pull his Iphone 5 (a fact confirmed by the Exif data) out of his butt as stated, and use the voice command ability of the Iphone to just talk to it to log in and post the message. This explains why he sent a black photo, he could not see what he was sending, he just knew he snapped a photo and sent whatever got taken.

Russia carries out massive nuclear war exercise involving 10,000 troops
The Independent - The drill, which utilised over 30 military units and 1000 pieces of equipment, was to ensure that Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces are prepared to conduct offensive operations in the event of a massive and simultaneous international use of nuclear weapons.

House Intel Boss: Putin Looking to Invade Eastern Europe
Kurt Nimmo - Rep. Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News today Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing to invade Ukraine and other nations in Eastern Europe. Rogers made the claim despite a complete lack of evidence.

Watch This Reaction: Putin Laughs Right In This Journalist’s Face
Mac Slavo - When an interviewer recently confronted Vladimir Putin about Europe’s American-made missile defense system, the President of the Russian Federation couldn’t help but laugh right in his face. According to the journalist, NATO’s missile defense system is pointed at and designed to protect Europe from the nuclear threat posed by Iran, not Russia.

Israeli Supreme Court to hear war crimes case against top officials – report
RT - In a unique hearing next week, the Israeli Supreme Court will be presented with a petition that reportedly contains evidence implicating a number of high ranking officials in war crimes during military operations in Lebanon and Gaza, Al Jazeera reports.

British components in North Korean rockets, UN finds
The Telegraph - Sanctions against the secretive state have not stopped it from sourcing parts from the UK, US and South Korea for its rockets. North Korea built the Unha-3 rocket, one of the most important missiles in its arsenal, using British, American and South Korean components, United Nations experts have concluded.

GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies
Spiegel - Documents show that Britain's GCHQ intelligence service infiltrated German Internet firms and America's NSA obtained a court order to spy on Germany and collected information about the chancellor in a special database. Is it time for the country to open a formal espionage investigation?

China’s plan for global network of surveillance satellites spurred by fruitless search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 - CHINA is considering a plan to cover the entire world with a network of surveillance satellites. If it went ahead the plan could see more than 50 observation satellites in orbit within two years, The South China Morning Post reported. This would put the country’s satellite surveillance capabilities on a par, or greater than, the US.

Two Ex-Vatican Bank Chiefs To Be Tried For Money Laundering
Business Insider - Italian prosecutors on Friday said two former top executives at the Vatican bank will go on trial for money laundering, while the bank's ex-chairman was declared innocent.

YouTube: Aid to Ukraine Is a Bad Deal For All
Ron Paul - Last week Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill approving a billion dollars in aid to Ukraine and more sanctions on Russia. The bill will likely receive the president’s signature within days. If you think this is the last time US citizens will have their money sent to Ukraine, you should think again. This is only the beginning....

Crimea to be special economic zone with tax breaks
RT - Moscow will make Crimea a special economic zone with tax breaks to attract investors, Russian Prime Minister has announced at a government session in Crimea’s capital Simferopol.

North Korea live-fire drill prompts South to return fire
The Telegraph - North Korea has started a live-fire drill near its disputed maritime border with South Korea, further ratcheting up tensions a day after threatening a "new form" of nuclear test.

Argentina To Receive $1 Billion Loan From Goldman Sachs
(Reuters) - (Reuters) - Argentina is closing in on a deal to receive around $1 billion in loans from investment bank Goldman Sachs and is in talks with other international banks about similar deals, local newspaper Pagina/12 reported on Sunday.

‘Disobedience 2014’: Mass protest calls for an end to austerity in Spain
RT - Around 4,000 people have staged an act of “mass civil disobedience” in the Catalonian city of Barcelona. Protesters hurled projectiles at police and set fire to bins, while officers beat some activists with batons in an effort to control the crowd.

Britain Has Started Stripping 'Terrorist Suspects' of Citizenship—Why That's a Dangerous Precedent for the Rest of the World
AlterNet - The British government has turned to a disturbing new tool in its zeal to prosecute the war on terror: stripping the citizenship of those accused of terrorism. Over the past decade, 42 Britons have had their citizenship stripped, according to a count by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Did some of Syria’s WMDs come from America?
Activist Post - There was a considerable debate about whether Saddam hid some of his bio/chem weapons in Syria, to evade UN weapons inspectors. If he did, then is it possible the current situation in Syria has a few of its roots in the US? Is it possible some of Syria’s WMDs originally came from America? Because, you see, the US supplied Saddam with bio/chem weapons.

Guinea battles to contain Ebola as Senegal closes its border
(AFP) - The European Union pledged 500,000 euros ($690,000) to fight the contagion, while the Senegalese interior ministry said border crossings to Guinea would be closed "until further notice".

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Maryland to reportedly abandon $125M ObamaCare exchange for new system
Fox News - With just days to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, Maryland officials are reportedly planning to abandon its glitch-ridden ObamaCare website and replace the health exchange with technology from Connecticut’s marketplace.

Mystery Aircraft Over Texas - As far as I know, this sort of thing has happened only once since 1956. That was when British magazines started getting eyewitness accounts and grainy photos of the Lockheed U-2, then operating out of RAF Lakenheath on its first spy flights over the Soviet Union.

Pennsylvania: Anti-Gun State Lawmakers Attempting to Derail Firearms Preemption Bill
NRA-ILA - Anti-gun lawmakers in Harrisburg are attempting to kill an important firearms preemption bill, and have filed 122 amendments in an attempt to derail House Bill 2011.

CT: New law requiring permits to buy long guns takes effect April 1 - Buried inside the massive 140-page bill, it will require those without a concealed carry permit to acquire a “long gun eligibility certificate” from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (Connecticut State Police) before being allowed to purchase a rifle or shotgun in the state.

Schools pay $70,000 to Minnesota student forced to give up Facebook password
NY Daily News - Minnewaska Area Schools is shelling out $70,000 in damages to Riley Stratton, a 15-year-old who claimed in a lawsuit that she was hauled in front of school officials and a local police officer and forced to watch while the adults skimmed through her personal social media accounts.

Report: Obama Admin Released Tens of Thousands of Illegal Immigrant Criminals
Breitbart - President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security caught then released 68,000 aliens who had previously been convicted of a crime, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies shows.

After seven years, exactly one person gets off the gov't no-fly list
Ars Technica - A hearing in federal court Tuesday has apparently marked the conclusion of a drawn-out, costly, and, to use the judge’s own term, “Kafkaesque” legal battle over the government no-fly list. Malaysian college professor Rahinah Ibrahim sued the government back in 2006, after Dr. Ibrahim’s name mistakenly ended up on a federal government no-fly list.

Police task force to inspect homes without notice for unpermitted guests
Police State USA - A special police task force has been created to snoop in on property owners and make sure that they aren’t allowing guests to stay in their homes without government approval.

Economy & Business

Unnatural Death #13: JP Morgan Bankruptcy Lawyer Killed While Cycling
EPJ - Another JPMorgan employee has died an unnatural death. This is unnatural death number 5 at JPMorganChase, since the first of the year, and unnatural death number 13 in the financial industry.

Veteran News

1,892 US Veterans have committed suicide since January 1, 2014
ABC News - On average, 22 veterans commit suicide each day, according to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). To commemorate them and raise awareness, 32 veterans from the group flew to Washington, D.C., to plant 1,892 flags on the National Mall today, one for each of the veterans that the group says took his or her own life in 2014.

Energy & Environment

BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan
LA Times - BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.

Did Logging Contribute to Deadly Mudslide in Washington?
AllGov - The Seattle Times reports that a nearby plateau has undergone logging for nearly a hundred years, and that the slope had reportedly become unstable in recent years, possibly a result of too much water entering the soil because of tree removal. And yet, logging was still authorized by the state as recently as 2004.

5.1 earthquake rocks L.A. region; minor injuries, homes damaged
LA Times - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles.
* Related Article: Earthquake hit on fault that caused deadly 1987 Whittier quake

12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America
Economic Collapse - Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common?

Science & Technology

DARPA project seeks hive mind for drones
RT - The Pentagon’s research arm is launching a program to unite existing and future drones into hives, where individual autonomous aircraft will share data and operate together against targets on a battlefield – all while being controlled by one human.

Stolen Twitter accounts more valuable to scammers than credit card info - report
RT - The report called “Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Data”, released by RAND (Research And Development) Corporation and sponsored by Juniper Networks, says that one’s twitter account credentials can actually become a gold mine – especially if a person is too lazy to invent new passwords for all their accounts in different networks.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics
CNS News - Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

French government threatens organic winemaker with jail for refusing to use pesticide
(NaturalNews) A French farmer, attempting to maintain his biodynamically grown vineyard, is facing six months of jail time after he violated a court order last month forcing him to use pesticides on his organic farm.

White House Looks To Regulate Cow Flatulence As Part Of Climate Agenda
Daily Caller - The White House has proposed cutting methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25 percent by 2020.... It’s not just the dairy industry that the Obama administration is clamping down on. The White House is looking to regulate methane emissions across the economy from agriculture to oil and gas operations — all this despite methane emissions falling 11 percent since 1990.

FDA Moves to Stop Sharing Between Beer Makers and Farmers - As anyone who’s ever brewed their own beer knows, the process leaves a lot of excess … stuff. This goopy aftermath of the brewing process is known as “spent grain,” and it would generally go to waste. But many brewers have developed relationships with farmers, who feed the spent grain to cows and other livestock.

California lowers organic standards in face of historic drought
(NaturalNews) Organic farms in 53 out of 58 counties in California are set to produce "faked," cheapened organic meat and dairy products in the first quarter of 2014.


Taking artificial vitamin supplements? Think again. Their antioxidant component scientifically proven to cause cancer
(NaturalNews) Vitamins A, C and E and beta-carotene constitute the antioxidant class of vitamins. Latest research has shown that an EXCESS of synthetic antioxidants SUPPLIED THROUGH vitamin supplements causes increased cancer growth. This raises alarm because nearly ALL low-grade supplements do contain synthetic antioxidant amounts in excess of the body's daily absorption limit.

Woman loses 70 pounds, keeps it off for 7 years: says fruits and vegetables key to maintenance success
(NaturalNews) Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed over three dozen long-term diet studies and found that about two-thirds of dieters regained more weight than they lost within four or five years after they lost it.

Secretion Secrets: Things You Didn't Know About Earwax
Dr. Mercola - Earwax is a self-cleaning agent for your ears where it helps slow the growth of bacteria and prevent dirt from entering your ear. Unless you have an earwax blockage, you should leave your earwax alone; it will naturally migrate out of your ear

Non-gmo products by brand
The Non-GMO Project - The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.

Children's hyperactivity 'is not a real disease', says US expert
The Guardian - One of the world's leading neuroscientists, whose work has been acknowledged by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, has suggested that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not "a real disease".

Deadly epidemic: Prescription drug overdoses
USA Today - More Americans now die from painkillers than from heroin and cocaine combined, and since 2008, prescription drug-induced deaths have outstripped those from automobile accidents, according to the CDC.

Spring Cleaning, the Non-Toxic Way
Dr. Mercola - The typical American home contains about three to 10 gallons of toxic materials1 in the form of household cleaning products. Indeed, the very things you use to clean your house are actually among the primary sources of toxins and indoor air pollution you expose yourself to on a regular basis. Even "green" alternatives can contain harmful ingredients.

Scientists Probe Dark Chocolate's Health Secrets
Dr. Mercola - A seven-study meta-analysis sought to find a link between chocolate consumption and certain cardiometabolic disorders, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Along with those disorders are related problems like hypertension, elevated fasting glucose and triglycerides, high cholesterol, and abdominal obesity.

Top 5 health benefits of beans
(NaturalNews) Beans, since they are high in protein, are a staple of those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. There are a number of other health benefits that should make even die hard meat eaters take notice as well.

Top 5 foods for vitamin C
(NaturalNews) Vitamin C is a nutrient that has received a lot of attention over the years. It has been used by many households to combat colds, and is now getting acclaim for treating cancer. It's best to get vitamin C in whole food for its synergistic effect with other nutrients, and these are 5 great ways to do just that.

Pet News

Are You Feeling Stressed? So Is Your Cat - A recent Yale University study has shown that stress can cause cancer in humans. While there are no similar studies for cats, it's not a big leap to accept that these sensitive creatures are susceptible to the same stress-induced illnesses as humans. More frequently, however, stress in cats will manifest itself through urinary tract disease.

Friday - March 28, 2014 - Today In History:
1774 - Britain passed the Coercive Act against Massachusetts.
1834 - The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
1885 - The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S.
1898 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the U.S. to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen. This meant that they could not be deported under the Chinese Exclusion Act.
1905 - The U.S. took full control over Dominican revenues.
1917 - During World War I the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was founded.
1921 - U.S. President Warren Harding named William Howard Taft as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1933 - In Germany, the Nazis ordered a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools.
1938 - In Italy, psychiatrists demonstrated the use of electric-shock therapy for treatment of certain mental illnesses.
1939 - The Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to Francisco Franco.
1941 - The Italian fleet was defeated by the British at the Battle of Matapan.
1942 - British naval forces raided the Nazi occupied French port of St. Nazaire.
1945 - Germany launched the last of the V-2 rockets against England.
1962 - The U.S. Air Force announced research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites.
1968 - The U.S. lost its first F-111 aircraft in Vietnam when it vanished while on a combat mission. North Vietnam claimed that they had shot it down.
1979 - A major accident occurred at Pennsylvania's 3 Mile Island nuclear power plant. A nuclear power reactor overheated and suffered a partial meltdown.
1986 - The U.S. Senate passed $100 million aid package for the Nicaraguan contras.
1990 - Jesse Owens received the Congressional Gold Medal from U.S. President George H.W. Bush.
1990 - In Britain, a joint Anglo-U.S. "sting" operation ended with the seizure of 40 capacitors, which can be used in the trigger mechanism of a nuclear weapon.
1991 - The U.S. embassy in Moscow was severely damaged by fire.
1994 - Violence between Zulus and African National Congress supporters took the lives of 18 in Johannesburg.
2010 - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. signed a deal to buy Ford Motor Co.'s Volvo car unit.

World News

UN Gen Assembly adopts resolution backing Ukraine's territorial integrity
RT - The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted for a resolution submitted by Ukraine denouncing the referendum in Crimea that made the Black Sea peninsula an integral part of the Russian Federation.

Russia May Face Islamic Terrorism in Crimea
Kurt Nimmo - In the wake of the terror bombings last December in Volgograd killing 34 people, it was reported that Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan had indirectly threatened Russia and Vladimir Putin with terror attacks if Russia did not back off its support of the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Media Buries Bombshell Admission of Turkish Government Planning False Flag Attack
Paul Joseph Watson - Establishment press in stunning display of spin & censorship. Turkish government officials were caught red-handed in a leaked audio tape planning a false flag terror attack as a pretext to invade Syria, but the mainstream media completely buried the key aspect of the story and made it all about Prime Minister Erdogan blocking YouTube.
* Related: Leaked Recording That Erdogan Wanted Banned

Spying on Turkish officials, war against Ankara: FM
Press TV - Turkey’s foreign minister says the posting on YouTube of a recording of top officials discussing possible military intervention in Syria is a “declaration of war” against Ankara.

Media 'staged' Syria chem attack (E36)
RT - BBC 'total fabrication from beginning to end' of Syria 'atrocity'; call to revoke visas for intel agents posing as reporters in NATO targets; CIA caught infiltrating CNN, and Operation Mockingbird is back.

Exposed: Obama states Kosovo left Serbia only after referendum, but there was NO referendum at all
RT - Barack Obama’s speech on Ukrainian crisis seems to have left the public confused as he claimed that Kosovo broke away from Serbia “after a referendum”. But attentive listeners quickly pointed Obama’s gaps in history – there was no referendum in Kosovo.

World Leaders Wear Bizarre Illuminati Pyramid at Nuclear Summit
Paul Joseph Watson - World leaders at this week’s Nuclear Security Summit wore bizarre illuminati pyramid lapel pins while gathered around a giant eye with a floating holographic pyramid suspended above. Interestingly enough, President Barack Obama was one of the few world leaders not to wear the pyramid symbol.

Vatican Astronomers Ramp Up Their Search For “Brother Extraterrestrial”
Michael Snyder - Why in the world is the Vatican searching for extraterrestrial life? Does the Catholic hierarchy know something about alien life that the rest of us do not? Why is the largest religious organization on the planet spending so much time and energy looking for “brother extraterrestrial”?

UK threatened to shut down Guardian for printing Snowden leaks
RT - British secret services threatened to shut down the Guardian newspaper as it was publishing its exposé of US massive surveillance based on Edward Snowden leaks. The story was the most difficult piece of reporting the paper has ever done.

Greek Supreme Court Rules "Bank Deposit Confiscation" Against The Constitution
Zero Hedge - While we are sure the governments and their IMF handlers will find a way around such annoyances as the rule of law, the Greek Supreme Court just ruled that the seizure of bank deposits due to debts to the state without previous notice was against the Constitution.

Missing MH370: 300 floating objects spotted by Thai satellite
RT - A Thai satellite has captured images showing over 300 floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean, which could be pieces of wreckage from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

Tetanus Vaccines Sterilizing Women In Kenya? Catholic Church There Raises Suspicions
Green Med Info - A concerning new report from the head cardinal of the Catholic Church in Kenya alleges that a WHO/UNICEF sponsored tetanus vaccination campaign may conceal an agenda of forced contraception for over 2 million Kenyan women.

Ukraine’s Right Sector Surrounds Parliament
Kurt Nimmo - Right Sector nationalists encircled the Parliament building in Kyiv on Thursday demanding the immediate resignation and tribunal of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov who they hold responsible for the assassination of Aleksandr Muzychko.

Russia Set To Sanction US Businesses
Zero Hedge - Russian State Duma and Federation Council members are considering the imposition of sanctions on US businesses as discussions are increasingly focused on retaliatory sanctions on the US. "If the US cares little about losing business contacts with Russia through imposing its sanctions," then Duma Deputy Dengin warns of measures to set limits to representative offices of companies in Russia that are owned by US nationals.

Malaysia says there's sealed evidence on MH370 that cannot be made public
The Straits Times - A Malaysian team have told relatives of Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 that there was sealed evidence that cannot be made public, as they came under fire from the angry relatives at a briefing on Wednesday. The sealed evidence included air traffic control radio transcript, radar data and airport security recordings.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Nine nuclear base commanders fired from US Air Force over cheating scandal
RT - The United States Air Force says it has taken unprecedented action by firing nine nuclear missile base commanders on Thursday amid an ongoing and exhaustive investigation surrounding allegations of cheating.

Pelosi Getting Award Named for Woman Who Said 'Most Merciful' to Kill 'Infant'
CNS News - Planned Parenthood on Thursday will give House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) its Margaret Sanger Award, named for a woman who advocated eugenics and who wrote that large families would be doing what was "most merciful" if they killed one of their infants.

Justices: Companies Can Pay Penalty If They Object to Obamacare Birth Control
Kurt Nimmo - Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan told an attorney representing Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties the companies should pay a government penalty if they object on religious grounds to a mandatory birth control provision included in the Obamacare mandate. The provision includes coverage of abortion-inducing drugs.

Judge Napolitano: 'People Have a Right to Certain Weapons...': School Workbook Rewrites 2nd Amendment
Fox News - A workbook given to Illinois middle schoolers redefines the Second Amendment. The workbook entry was pointed out by the father of a seventh-grader in Springfield, and posted to a Facebook page named Illinois Gun Owners Rights.

Another anti-gun California lawmaker in legal trouble today - Anti-gun California State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday morning by federal authorities on suspicion of public corruption, according to breaking stories in the San Jose Mercury News, Sacramento Bee and other news agencies, making him the second high-profile Golden State gun control proponent to wind up in trouble in the past month.
* Related Article/Video: State Sen. Leland Yee accused of bribery, wire fraud

Idaho Family Terrorized by Midnight Paramilitary Raid
Lew Rockwell Blog - David and Connie Johnson were asleep when they heard a noise Connie later described as the “walls caving in.” Seconds later their front door was forced open and two armored strangers burst into the two-room apartment the middle-aged couple share with their adult son, Aaron.

Maine State Police chief travels to Israel for anti-terrorism training
Bangor Daily News Feb. 05, 2013 - The way law enforcement agencies in Israel work together to deal with threats is a model the United States can learn from, the chief of the Maine State Police said after returning from a weeklong training trip to the Middle East nation.

Goodbye New York, hello South Carolina: third company leaves because of SAFE Act - When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the SAFE Act in January—what he referred to as “common sense” gun-control legislation—the law not only turned many law-abiding citizens into criminals, it also drove businesses and jobs out of the state.

Meet 5 People Who Made A Decision To Shine A Light In The Darkness
Economic Collapse - Are you ready for some inspirational stories that will make your heart jump for joy? These days, it is so easy to get down. Both individually and as a nation, we have so many problems and it often seems like things just keep getting worse.

Anti-NSA Reps. Are Being Intentionally Cut Out Of Debate On Surveillance Bill
Steve Watson - Lawmakers who approve of the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ communications data have been accused of intentionally sidelining those in Congress who oppose the practice by re-routing the new surveillance bill through the Intelligence committee rather than the Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Reid: I Never Called Obamacare Horror Stories “Lies”
Kit Daniels - One month after he said that Obamacare horror stories were “lies,” Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) now claims that he never said anything of the sort.... And Reid is about as power hungry and corrupt as they come. Yesterday it was reported that he gave his granddaughter $17,000 in campaign funds as a “holiday gift” and only admitted to it after intense scrutiny by the Federal Election Commission.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Obama Giving De Facto Amnesty to 12 Million
Newsmax - "Under the guise of setting 'priorities,' the administration has determined that almost anyone in the world who can enter the United States is free to illegally live, work, and claim benefits here as long as they are not caught committing a felony or other serious crime," the Alabama Republican said Wednesday on release of the report.

5th City in America Bans NDAA Indefinite Detention
Activist Post – In a unanimous vote of 4-0, the Middleton, Idaho city council banned the application of the NDAA and the laws of war within their city. With the passage of the Middleton resolution, 5 cities have now stood for the Constitutional rights of their people.

Election News

Rand Paul builds 50-state network, courts mainstream support for presidential bid
Washington Post - Sen. Rand Paul has become the first Republican to assemble a network in all 50 states as a precursor to a 2016 presidential run, the latest sign that he is looking to build a more mainstream coalition than the largely ad hoc one that backed his father’s unsuccessful campaigns.

Economy & Business

Connecticut Senate approves highest minimum wage
CNBC News - The Connecticut Senate approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president wants for the federal minimum wage.

Wal-Mart admits its reliance on food stamps in gov’t filing for first time
Daily Caller - In its most recent annual SEC filing, Wal-Mart explained some factors that could hurt its bottom line, specifically changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or food stamps) and other assistance programs.

Economic Reality: 16 Major Chains Closing More Stores
Off the Grid News - Unfortunately, it could be just the tip of the iceberg. Recent news stories show that American retail is in a desperate situation and the entire economy is on very shaky ground.

Housing Market

Pitfalls of reverse mortgages may pass to heirs
CNBC News - ...reverse mortgages are now threatening their own inheritances. Reverse mortgages, which allow homeowners 62 and older to borrow money against the value of their homes that need not be paid back until they move out or die, have long posed pitfalls for older borrowers.

Science & Technology

Facebook plans to spread web access with ‘drones, satellites and lasers’
RT - Facebook has announced an ambitious plan to use drone, satellite and laser technology “to deliver the internet to everyone” via the preeminent social media site’s Connectivity Lab project.

Android apps secretly trick phones into mining cryptocurrency
RT - Has your cell phone been overheating lately? If it’s one of the more than one-million devices that’s installed either of two seemingly normal Android apps, then it may be secretly mining cryptocurrency without your knowledge.


Test Your Survival Skills With A Grid-Down Weekend
Backdoor Survival - In this prepper challenge, you’re going to be testing how well you can get along without any utilities. This means no electricity, no municipal water, no utility heating or air conditioning, nothing that you can’t provide for yourself. As if you suddenly lost all utilities. This is also sometimes called a Grid Down Scenario.


Autistic Behavior Increased by Banned Pesticides, Even 10 Years After Exposure
Natural Society - According to new research, a banned pesticide known as chlordane is causing increased incidence of autism and other behavioral disorders. * Related: Autism Now Officially 1 in 68 Children...

How Dangerous Is Sleep Deprivation, Really?
Dr. Mercola - You know that feeling when you don’t sleep well, and you wake up feeling cranky, over-emotional, and over-tired? This is only a hint of what that sleep deprivation is doing to your body. If you don’t sleep well, it’s going to lead to health issues, both mental and physical, plain and simple.

Increasing number of people suffer allergic rashes from soap chemical
(NaturalNews) What these cheap, deceptive, mainstream chemical concoctions fail to mention is that they often subject consumers to allergic reactions, and a slow, subtle absorption of poison. In fact, a new consumer report has found that an increasing number of people are breaking out in poison ivy-like rashes when they routinely use certain products laced with a harsh chemical preservative called methylisothiazolinone.

Has a plague already arrived? 205 Americans die each day after acquiring superbug hospital infections
(NaturalNews) If a jumbo jet crashed into the ocean every single day, it would roughly equal the number of Americans who die each day following superbug infections acquired at U.S. hospitals. Far from being some hyped-up scare story, that's actually the conclusion of none other than the CDC, which has now publicly warned that 1 in 25 hospital patients gets infected and tens of thousands die each year.

Pet cats infect humans with TB for first time
The Telegraph - In the first ever recorded cat-to-human transmission, two people in England have contracted tuberculosis from pet cats thought to have ventured into badger setts.

A parent's response to The New York Time's 'Eliminate Vaccine Exemptions' goes viral
(NaturalNews) It wasn't long after The New York Time's (NYT) published an opinion piece calling for the elimination of vaccine exemptions that parents took to the internet to voice their concerns and frustrations with a government and healthcare community that sees no problem infringing upon one's right to opt out.

Man finds rheumatoid arthritis relief with raw, plant-based diet
(NaturalNews) After suffering the physical changes brought on by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for nearly three decades, Curt Griffing did what many people with RA wish they could do: He found relief.

Pet News

Woman Arrested For Late Payment of $5 Dog License—and That’s Business as Usual - Ann Musser was arrested at her Holyoke, Massachusetts, home, according to media reports, and spent four and a half hours in jail—because she was tardy in paying her $5 dog license fee.

Prevent or reverse kidney disease and renal failure in cats with Slippery Elm Bark
(NaturalNews) Using herbs to treat cats is generally contraindicated due to their extreme sensitivity and tendency to react negatively; however, slippery elm bark has been found effective and safe for use in cats. It is especially good for treating ailments affecting the bladder and kidneys and during renal failure. Kidney disease and diabetes are common ailments in older cats. Slippery elm bark is known for preventing or reversing damage to a cat's kidneys.

Thursday - March 27, 2014 - Today In History:
1794 - The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy.
1836 - The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, OH.
1866 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill, which later became the 14th amendment.
1884 - The first long-distance telephone call was made from Boston to New York.
1900 - The Russian army mobilized 250,000 troops for active duty.
1901 - Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by the U.S.
1912 - The first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, DC. The trees were a gift from Japan.
1933 - In the U.S., the Farm Credit Administration was authorized.
1941 - Tokyo Yoshikawa arrived in Oahu, HI, and began spying for Japan on the U.S. Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
1952 - The U.S. Eighth Army reached the 38th parallel in Korea, the original dividing line between the two Koreas.
1958 - Nikita Khrushchev became the chairman of the Soviet Council of Ministers in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party.
1958 - The U.S. announced a plan to explore space near the moon.
1976 - Washington, DC, opened its subway system.
1988 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
1989 - The U.S. anti-missile satellite failed the first test in space.
1997 - In Australia, Governor-General William Deane signed a bill to overturn a 1996 Northern Territory act to legalize assisted suicides. The 1996 act was the first in the world to permit assisted suicides.
1998 - In the U.S., the FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra. It was the first pill for male impotence.
2004 - NASA successfully launched an unpiloted X-43A jet that hit Mach 7 (about 5,000 mph).
2009 - President Barack Obama launched a fresh effort to defeat al-Qaida terrorists in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, ordering in 4,000 more troops.

World News

As Russia Controls 51 Ukraine Ships And Moves More Tanks To The Borders, Obama Denounces "Brute Force"
Zero Hedge - President Obama denounced Russia's "brute force" in Ukraine during a speech in Brussels today, but it seems from the images and clips below that Russia cares little for words and is more about strategic actions for now.

Former Blackwater Mercenaries Hired as Political Police in Eastern Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - ITAR-TASS, Russia’s state-owned news agency, claims the junta in Kyiv has hired a Blackwater spin-off to act as political police force in the eastern part of the country.

Russia discards iPads to protect data
Press TV - The Russian government has forbidden the use of Apple’s iPad tablets across government agencies for security reasons including concerns over possible US spying.

CIA: Al-Qaeda Using Syria as Base of Operations to Attack West
Kurt Nimmo - John O. Brennan and the CIA are cultivating a new gambit in the ongoing effort to overthrow the Syrian government and install a regime more amenable to the West and the financial elite.

Twitter sues Turkey over service ban
RT - Twitter has filed lawsuits in several Turkish courts to challenge an access ban on its service recently pushed through by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. The move comes on the same day an Ankara administrative court moved to suspend the ban.

Activists slam US, EU warmongering policies
Press TV - The protesters demanded that the US and EU reduce their military budgets amid a global financial crisis, which is hurting their nations’ living standards hard. The rally was held as US President Barack Obama met European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for talks during an EU-US summit on important global issues, including the crisis in Ukraine.

Government Agency Recommends Mass Fluoridation of England’s Water Supply
Adan Salazar - Officials with Public Health England, a governmental entity purporting to be all about “helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health,” have cited figures they say indicate adding the industrial toxic waste chemical is not as bad as once perceived.

Malaysian Airlines MH370 flight search: 122 'potential objects' spotted by satellite
RT - New satellite images show more than 100 objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be pieces of wreckage from a Malaysian airliner that disappeared from radar on March 8 with 239 people on board, Malaysia's acting transport minister said.

IMF unlocks up to $18 bn for Ukraine’s shattered economy
RT - The International Monetary Fund has agreed to grant Ukraine between $14 billion and $18 billion to help the country avoid a default. The package includes a 50 percent rise in the cost of energy to Ukrainian homes.

Obama says Iraq invasion 'not as bad as Crimea'. Wait... what?
RT - President Obama's key speech in Brussels on Ukraine and attempts to isolate Russia appears to be an exercise of omission, mutually-exclusive statements and unveiled double standards.

Swiss decide AGAINST Russian Sanctions...UPDATE: Now Germany Is Against Sanctions
InvestmentWatch - The position of our country is independent of the UN,” Swiss president Didier Burkhalter told a press conference in Bern, saying Switzerland can only use sanctions when they are based upon “international law and the interests of the Swiss”.

The Anatomy Of Panic: How A Rumor Mutated Into A Three-Day Chinese Bank Run
The Daily Sheeple - The rumour spread quickly. A small rural lender in eastern China had turned down a customer’s request to withdraw 200,000 yuan ($32,200). Bankers and local officials say it never happened, but true or not the rumour was all it took to spark a run on a bank as the story passed quickly from person to person, among depositors, bystanders and even bank employees.

South Korean Poultry Approved for Sale in U.S. Despite Bird Flu Outbreak
EcoWatch - On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a final rule that will allow the Republic of Korea to begin exporting poultry products to the U.S.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Bin Laden’s son-in-law found guilty of US terror charges
RT - A Kuwaiti man considered to be a senior adviser to former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was found guilty by jury Wednesday morning in New York City of conspiring to kill Americans.

Software problems will set back F-35 joint strike fighter another year says report
RT - Delivery of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be more than a year behind schedule due to ongoing software problems, according to a US government report. The delay marks the latest snag in the ongoing saga of the world’s most expensive aircraft.

Troops Practice Storming University Building in Fort Lauderdale
Paul Joseph Watson - Fallujah came to Florida this week as residents in Fort Lauderdale were shocked to see Navy SEALS practicing storming a university building from a Black Hawk chopper as part of military drills taking place this week in Broward County.

Pin drop! Obama lawyer stuns Supreme justice
WND - In a dramatic moment at the Supreme Court Tuesday, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told justices that U.S. business owners have no religious freedom to reject government mandates forcing them to cover abortions.

VIDEO: What Happens If A US President Stops Speaking, And Nobody Claps
Zero Hedge - ... does it mean that everyone saw right through the endless bluster, hollow rhetoric and empty promises of the man tasked with reading from a teleprompter, and currently in charge of one of the world's most totalitarian states?

This Common Core math problem asks kids to write the ‘friendly’ answer, instead of the correct one!
The Daily Caller - A screenshot of the worksheet was posted to Twitter. The teacher wrote that even though the questions — addition and subtraction problems — were solved correctly, the student used the wrong technique to arrive at the answers.

U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines
Judicial Watch - Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipment—also used to train American troops—even after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine.

29th Obamacare Delay: WH Uses 'Honor System' to Extend Deadline
Breitbart - On Tuesday, however, the White House announced it has decided to extend Obamacare's open enrollment period another two to three weeks, marking this at least the 29th Obamacare delay.

Michigan CPS has gigantic secret list of parents labeled “child abusers” without due process
Police State USA - Hundreds of thousands of parents have been flagged as “child abusers” in a huge database maintained in secret by Michigan’s Child Protective Services (CPS) agency. The names are entered into the database without due process, without a judicial hearing, without an opportunity for defense, without a conviction, and without even letting the individuals know they have been targeted.

Economy & Business

The Real Inflation Fear - US Food Prices Are Up 19% In 2014
Zero Hedge - We are sure the weather is to blame but what happens when pent-up demand (from a frosty east coast emerging from its hibernation) bumps up against a drought-stricken west coast unable to plant to meet that demand?

IRS Slams Bitcoin With Retroactive Tax Rules... Is Gold Next?
Zero Hedge - What’s most interesting about this new set of rules is what they might mean for gold. Imagine – paper currencies go into freefall. Gold soars. Anyone who bought gold early sees sizeable profits (in paper currency)... at which point the government steps in after the fact and sets up new tax rules to confiscate a substantial portion of those gains.

Is College A Waste Of Time And Money?
Economic Collapse - At most U.S. colleges, the quality of the education that you will receive is a joke, the goal of most colleges is to extract as much money from you and your parents as they possibly can, and there is a very good chance that there will not be a "good job" waiting for you once you graduate.

Citigroup Fails Fed’s Stress Test as BofA Gets Dividend Boost
Bloomberg - Citigroup Inc.’s capital plan was among five that failed Federal Reserve stress tests, while Bank of America Corp. won approval for its first dividend increase since the financial crisis.

Energy & Environment

Nearly a dozen Hanford employees sick from unknown fumes
KING 5 News - Hanford sources tell the KING 5 Investigators that at least 11 people have gotten sick in the last six days after breathing in toxic fumes while working near underground tanks holding hazardous nuclear waste.

U.S. Still Cleaning up Chemical Weapons from World War II…in 40 States
AllGov - These weapons of mass destruction were part of the U.S. arsenal as well as those belonging to ally Britain and enemies Germany and Japan. The bombs and containers were simply dumped in the ground and buried, without concern for long-term environmental and health consequences.

U.S. Navy to test homes for radiation on San Francisco island
(Reuters) - The U.S. Navy plans to test hundreds of homes for radiation in a remote San Francisco neighborhood after an object containing radium was found beneath an unoccupied residence in the area last fall, city officials said on Tuesday.... Once the cleanup has been completed, San Francisco is slated to take over Treasure Island, where it plans to develop 8,000 residential units.

U.S. Nuclear Fort Knox Compromised: “Multiple System Failures” and “Troubling Ineptitude”
Mac Slavo - A new report from Harvard University underscores just how ripe with security holes and ineptitude these facilities really are.

Ohio Executive Pleads Guilty, Faces Three Years in Prison For Dumping Fracking Wastewater
EcoWatch - Just over a year after he pleaded not guilty to violating the federal Clean Water Act, an Ohio wastewater company owner changed his tune regarding allegations that he dumped or ordered the dumping of thousands of toxic and potentially radioactive fracking wastewater into a storm drain.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

How “Extreme Levels” of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Normal
Green Med Info - The legally acceptable level of glyphosate contamination in food and feed, i.e. the maximum residue level (MRL) has been increased by authorities in countries where Roundup-Ready GM crops are produced, or where such commodities are imported.

GMO Farmer in Texas Realizes GMO Dangers, Works to Educate Others
Natural Society - A Lubbock farmer planted GMO cottonseed on his farm back in 2005, believing the claims of the biotech industry that it would be cheaper to grow. But he has since learned that the crops don’t only perish due to super weeds, but are also full of genes which resist herbicides and pesticides – not something he thinks you or his own family would want to eat.

Food Devastation: Harsh Winter Kills 70 Percent Of Bees
Off the Grid News - As much as 70 percent of the honeybees in colder parts of the country did not survive the harsh winter in what is developing as a major blow to farmers and gardeners – a situation that could lead to higher food prices.


Vaccine-Induced Tissue Scurvy Globally Misdiagnosed as Child Abuse
Natural Blaze - The father of the child in our published photo [found here] was jailed for life for child abuse. Many of you looking at the terrible injuries on this small child will immediately assume, as did the doctors who examined him, that he was viciously attacked and it was right to jail his father.

Antioxidant Rich Energy Smoothie - Are you low on energy in the early afternoon or mid-day? I have a solution for you that will perk you up in dramatic fashion. These ingredients provide an exceptionally high antioxidant value along with an energy boost that can last up to several hours. It is a very refreshing smoothie and so nutritionally dense, you'll want it as a meal.

YouTube: How Stress and Negativity Prevent Cancer Healing
Chris Wark & Dr. Patrick Vickers discuss the profound impact that stress and negativity have in causing cancer and preventing healing.

Avemar: Fermented Wheat Germ Kills All Types of Cancer Cells FAST
Natural Society - The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center says that fermented wheat germ extract (WGE) is not only anti-cancerous, but immune-boosting, as well as helpful in treating diabetes, obesity, and improves heart health.

Are Forced Vaccinations The New Normal?
Off the Grid News - Health officials in Canada have found a way to vaccinate children even when parents refuse their permission – and even when there is a family history of allergic reactions and death.

The common ingredient 'yeast extract' is functionally identical to MSG
(NaturalNews) "Yeast extract" is an innocuous-sounding ingredient that forms the base of several popular condiments worldwide, including Marmite, Vegemite, Promite, Oxo, Cenovis and Vitam-R. Yet, chemically, yeast extract is highly similar to MSG (monosodium glutamate).

Doctors should test the heavy metal levels in your blood at every checkup
(NaturalNews) Add it up and what have you got? Genetically engineered food, fluoridated water and pesticides are leading America off a health cliff. Then come the heavy metals, and not the naturally occurring amounts, but the massive chemical chemical overload ingested by humans who do not pay attention to the foods they eat.

More than a gut feeling: Bilberries are good for gastrointestinal and overall health
(NaturalNews) Not only can bilberries help with gastrointestinal problems, but their ability to protect cells has also been linked to reversing eye disorders, such as macular degeneration, and combating stress-induced liver damage.

Weird & Stupid News

Soylent Green: Company Wants You to EAT Your Favorite Celebrity
Adan Salazar - A company is aiming to take advantage of the mindless celebrity worship culture by planning to feed fanatics their favorite celebrities. Hundreds of people are petitioning celebrities to donate tissue samples to, a company that says it will produce “artisanal salami” from celebrity tissue samples for human consumption.

Wednesday - March 26, 2014 - Today In History:
1804 - The U.S. Congress ordered the removal of Indians east of the Mississippi to Louisiana.
1804 - The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the District of Louisiana and the Territory of Orleans.
1878 - Hastings College of Law was founded.
1910 - The U.S. Congress passed an amendment to the 1907 Immigration Act that barred criminals, paupers, anarchists and carriers of disease from settling in the U.S.
1937 - Spinach growers in Crystal City, TX, erected a statue of Popeye.
1942 - The Germans began sending Jews to Auschwitz in Poland.
1945 - The battle of Iwo Jima ended.
1945 - In the Aleutians, the battle of Komandorski began when the Japanese attempted to reinforce a garrison at Kiska and were intercepted by U.S. Navy.
1951 - The U.S. Air Force flag was approved. The flag included the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.
1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent poliomyelitis.
1973 - Women were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time.
1979 - The Camp David treaty was signed by Israel and Egypt that ended the 31-year state of war between the countries.
1982 - Ground breaking ceremonies were held in Washington, DC, for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1983 - The U.S. performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site.
1989 - The first free elections took place in the Soviet Union. Boris Yeltsin was elected.
1996 - The International Monetary Fund approved a $10.2 billion loan for Russia to help the country transform its economy.
1998 - In the U.S., the Federal government endorses new HIV test that yields instant results.
1998 - Unisys Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. pay a $3.15 million fine for selling spare parts at inflated prices to the U.S. federal government.
1999 - In Michigan, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder for giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection and putting it all on videotape on September 17, 1998 for "60 Minutes."
2007 - The design for the "Forever Stamp" was unveiled by the U.S. Postal Service.
2011 - More than 250,000 people took to London's streets to protest the toughest spending cuts since World War II.
2011 - Former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, the first female major party nominee for the office, died at age 75.

World News

Ukraine’s Night of the Long Knives
Kurt Nimmo - Fascist Right Sector leader found assassinated. An effort is underway to clean up the image of the junta now in control of Ukraine. Although Right Sector (Pravy Sektor) played an instrumental role in the coup, its radical nationalism bordering on fascism continues to be an embarrassment for the new regime as it courts the IMF, the EU and the United States.

NATO’s Turkey Providing Air Support for Al Qaeda in Northern Syria
Land Destroyer Report - The downing of a Syrian jet by Turkey was not an isolated incident but part of a major offensive by Al Qaeda affiliated groups Jabhat Al Nusra and Ahrar Al Sham against a northwestern Syrian-Turkish border crossing. Turkey has been supporting Al Qaeda’s attack on the Kassab border crossing, the only crossing that was still held by the Syrian military.

Venezuela arrests three generals for alleged coup plot
(AFP) - Venezuela has arrested three air force generals suspected of plotting an uprising against the leftist government, President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.

Palestinians threaten to renew UN bid for statehood
Press TV - The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) threatens to renew the diplomatic push at the United Nations if Israel fails to release Palestinian prisoners as scheduled this weekend.... "The release of the prisoners is in return for the freeze on seeking membership in international organizations," he told the Voice of Palestine radio.

Iraq Buys Massive 36 Tonnes Of Gold In March
Zero Hedge - The Central Bank of Iraq said it bought 36 tons of gold this month to help stabilise the Iraqi dinar against foreign currencies, according to a statement from the bank that was emailed this morning. It is very large in tonnage terms and Iraq’s purchases this month alone surpasses the entire demand of many large industrial nations in all of 2013.

Hunt begins to find black boxes for doomed Flight MH370
RT - Now that satellite data has confirmed that the missing Malaysian airliner crashed into the Indian Ocean, the race is on to find the crucial voice and data recorders, the so-called black boxes, before a battery-powered homing device runs out.

VIDEO: China casts doubt on fate of MH370
Press TV - Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Hangsheng told Malaysia’s ambassador to Beijing that China wanted to know exactly what led the Kuala Lumpur government to announce that the plane has plunged in the ocean.

Malaysia plane crash CIA conspiracy: Analyst
Press TV - An analyst has cast doubt on the authenticity of the reported crash of Malaysian passenger jet in the Indian Ocean, touting CIA’s conspiracy in the mishap.

Six other planes have disappeared near Malaysia without a trace
The Daily Sheeple - Is there a zone near Malaysia similar to the Bermuda Triangle? According to data compiled by the Aviation Safety Network (ASN), 83 aircraft which carried more than 14 passengers have been reported missing since 1948 across the world, and that doesn’t count the smaller aircraft. Of those total disappearances, six of them actually occurred in the same general region as the recent airplane disappearance near Malaysia.

World Leaders Play ‘Nuclear War Game’ During Netherlands Summit to Test Nuclear Attack Responses
Activist Post - During the G7 nuclear summit in the Netherlands this week, heads of government played a interactive nuclear war game that was designed to test their response to a terrorist plan to set off a “dirty bomb” in a Western metropolis.

Ukraine Only Has Enough Gasoline For A Month
Zero Hedge - While it appears the Russians are willing to pay the price of modest sanctions from the west to 'liberate' their fellow countrymen, the fallout from further tension with Ukraine could "boomerang" once again on the divided nation.

Canadian man in hospital tests negative for Ebola
BBC - A Canadian man in hospital with symptoms of a haemorrhagic fever resembling Ebola has tested negative for the virus, a health official says.

Bitcoin cousin aims to overthrow Iceland’s capital regulations
RT - A crypto currency, which functions much like its successful brother bitcoin, has emerged in Iceland with the goal to undermine the country’s strict control of capital. Auroracoin launched with a massive giveaway to Icelanders.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama’s Worried Manhattan Will Get Nuked
Kurt Nimmo - During a press conference in the Netherlands today, Obama said he is more worried about Manhattan getting nuked than any supposed threat posed by Russia. The president made the remark after a reporter asked him if former challenger Mitt Romney was correct in his assertion that Russia is once again the primary foe of the United States following Crimeans voting to rejoin Russia.

Experts Confirm TSA Wasted A BILLION DOLLARS On Kooky Behaviour Monitoring
Steve Watson - The New York Times reported the findings this week, justifying criticism already raised by the Government Accountability Office last year that TSA’s “behavior detection officers” were a waste of taxpayer funds.

Gun control met with defiance from law enforcement officers in Vermont - The head of a nationwide sheriffs coalition is calling on Vermont’s law enforcement officers to defy three controversial gun control measures passed by Burlington voters three weeks ago. “Sheriffs have a constitutional duty to refuse to comply with such ordinances,” said Richard Mack, president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.

Missouri House Bans Warrantless Drone Spying
Activist Post - A Missouri bill to strictly limit drone use passed out of the state House on Monday by a vote of 109-44. It now moves on to the Senate for consideration.

Seattle police break promise to return drones to manufacturer
RT - Over a year after public outcry led the Seattle Police Department to promise to return its two drones to their manufacturer, the drones remain in its possession, albeit grounded.

Teenager Writes Police Officer A Parking Ticket - When a teenager in Texas saw a police car improperly parked in her apartment complex's parking lot, she asked herself, "What would the cops do?" She wrote the officer a ticket.

YouTube: Colorado Girl gets suspended from school for shaving head in support of friend with cancer
It was meant as a gesture of solidarity: a girl in Grand Junction shaved her head to support her friend, who is battling cancer. However, family members say the girl's school didn't see it that way and said it violated the dress code policy.
* Related Article: Girl suspended in head-shaving act of support

Massachusetts Bill Would Ban Sex At Home For Divorcing Parents - Yes, you are reading that headline correctly: A measure proposed in Massachusetts would make it illegal for parents in the midst of divorce proceedings to engage in "a dating or sexual relationship" with anyone within the marital home. The mandate would apply not only until a divorce is final but until "all financial and custody issues are resolved." Is Massachusetts nanny statism trying to parody itself?

What Happens When Teachers, Delivery People And Fast Food Workers Don’t Care Anymore…
Economic Collapse - One of the big problems in America today is that a lot of people simply do not seem to care about what they are doing anymore. The level of sloth, laziness and apathy that we are witnessing in this country is absolutely mind-numbing.

Day 1 Of Deliberations End Without Verdict In Trial Of Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law
CBS News - A New York jury has completed its first day of deliberations in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden‘s son-in-law, a Kuwaiti clergyman who became al Qaeda’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks. As WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported, the jurors sent a letter to federal Judge Lewis Kaplan Tuesday afternoon saying they were mentally exhausted from reviewing transcripts.

Another Sandy Hook Anomaly: Why are there no Sandy Hook Victim’s Lawsuits?
The Daily Sheeple - What are the odds, in today’s world, of 26 victimized families at Sandy Hook, ALL deciding not to sue a multimillionaire, who is seemingly an easy target?

'Permanent’ custody of Justina Pelletier awarded to Massachusetts
Boston Globe - A long-running child custody case took a dramatic turn Tuesday, when a Massachusetts juvenile court judge awarded “permanent” custody of teen-ager Justina Pelletier to the state Department of Children and Families.

West Virginia Gov Signs Bill 'Eliminating City Gun Ordinances'
Breitbart - On March 25, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed Senate Bill 317 into law which "[eliminates] city gun ordinances," making state law predominant.... Under SB 317, West Virginians with "concealed-carry permits can bring their guns into recreation centers as long as they are securely stored and out of view and access to others."

Man Arrested for Public Consumption of Iced Tea Urged to Take a “Deal” from Prosecutors
The Daily Sheeple - The deal doesn’t sound like much of a deal. Beatty would be required to have a mental health assessment, perform community service, and as a probationer would be required by law to submit to drug testing and warrantless searches.

Economy & Business

Among States with Corporate and Individual Income Taxes, Arizona Legislature Considering Lowest Rates in Nation - The 2.5 percent flat rate would also make Arizona the state with the lowest top rate in the nation, eighth only behind the no income tax states of Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

I.R.S. Says Bitcoin Should Be Considered Property, Not Currency
NY Times - Despite the fact that many users treat Bitcoin like a regulated currency, “it does not have legal tender status in any jurisdiction,” the agency said. That means that employers who choose to pay wages in Bitcoins will have to report those wages just like any other payment made with property, and Bitcoin income will be subject to the normal federal income withholding and payroll taxes.

Bitcoin Destroys Banking Leeches | Mike Maloney
Liberty Crier - Whether they admit it or not, Bitcoin has put the fear of God into the banking system. Why? Because it threatens to remove them from the equation, plain and simple.

Energy & Environment

Ohio oil spill much worse than previously thought (PHOTOS)
RT - The Environmental Protection Agency has doubled its estimate of the amount of crude oil that leaked into a nature preserve in Ohio through an underground pipe.

Submerged Oil Mats from BP Spill Found Near Pensacola Beaches
Activist Post - The remnants of the BP oil spill are still impacting the environment around the Gulf. During a post-response monitoring survey last month, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) found 1250 pounds of submerged oil mats near Pensacola beaches. The discovery was baffling because the area was surveyed 9 times since the Deepwater Horizon oil in 2010.

‘Living materials’ could revolutionize solar panels and biosensors
RT - Researchers are working to create “living materials” that are a combination of bacterial cells and nonliving materials that conduct electricity, which could create more efficient solar panels or biosensors.

BP Confirms Oil Spill into Lake Michigan
Breitbart - An unknown amount of crude oil has been accidentally discharged into Lake Michigan just south east of Chicago, oil giant BP reports.

Earthquake May Have Triggered Washington Mudslide
Breitbart - According to a statement by the director of Snohomish County Emergency Management, a 1.1 magnitude earthquake struck on March 10 just 100-yards behind the site of Saturday's mudslide that took the lives of at least 14 people. Officials are expecting the death toll numbers to increase throughout the day.

McCallen, Texas, contaminated with flammable toxic liquid
(NaturalNews) A local news team in McAllen, Texas, is reporting that hundreds of families in the region are sitting atop a substance believed to be highly toxic and explosive, just one of a series of recent reports from around the country that appear to signal an uptick in toxic spills tied to the energy industry.

EPA Proposes Huge Land Grab
Breitbart - On Tuesday, the EPA proposed a change to the Clean Water Act so that the EPA would have the power to regulate temporary wetlands and waterways. The land grab engendered tremendous concern from members of the GOP trying to protect private property; they noted that the EPA would gain power over seasonal ponds, streams and ditches.

Science & Technology

How Much Is NSA Spying Costing In Lost Productivity?
Washington's Blog - NSA spying is costing the U.S. tech industry tens of billions of dollars. It also undermines trust in U.S. companies, fellow Americans and our government. Given that trust is the foundation for a prosperous economy, this is really bad for our economy. But there might be another big cost to mass surveillance: loss of worker productivity.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

City Using Eminent Domain To Seize Farmer’s Irrigation Water
Off the Grid News - The city of Laurinburg, North Carolina, wants to pay farmer Brian Maynor and his partner $12,000 for three parcels of land that he says could produce crops worth $200,000 a year.... The city has filed a declaration of taking in an attempt to seize three acres of Maynor’s Shoeheel Farms, the Laurinburg Exchange newspaper reported.

Why Does Taxpayer Money go to a Big Meat Lobbying Group?
AllGov - Each year a trade group representing the beef industry collects more than $40 million in tax dollars to promote its agenda and battle political opponents. It’s an unusual arrangement, considering that most lobbying organizations rely on private funding to fund their activities.


22½ Uses for Emergency Mylar Space Blankets
The Organic Prepper - Before going into the huge number of uses for mylar blankets lets look at their primary use. Most people have a mylar blanket in their kit, the question is, do you know how to use it?


Paint Thinner in Children's Cereal Exposed
Activist Post - A lot of home builders and painters will know what trisodium phosphate (TSP) is. But a lot of them don't know that they eat it for breakfast! Even though it appears right on the ingredients label, a lot of people don't realize it's an industrial cleaning agent.

FDA Needs a Lesson in Supplement Science
Alliance for Natural Health - The FDA’s new labeling guidelines demonstrate, in a variety of ways, how unfamiliar the agency is with the latest supplement science. For example, the FDA reckons there are no known benefits of the carotenoid pigments in fruit and vegetables other than their role in being converted to vitamin A. It says there is no evidence that Americans suffer from vitamin A deficiency—and it makes no difference whether you get it directly from preformed vitamin A or indirectly from beta-carotene.

Study touts spirulina as functional food for diabetes management
(NaturalNews) Many have raved about superfood spirulina's overall health benefits, and there have been studies supporting their claims. One study in Korea focused on type II diabetes patients to determine if spirulina would alleviate diabetes symptoms enough to be considered a valuable functional food, a food that goes beyond supplying normal nutritional needs, or a superfood.

Never has there been a safe vaccine,' Suzanne Humphries, MD, says in interview
(NaturalNews) More than 80 percent of Americans believe that you can inject toxins into your body via vaccines and build immunity. More than 8 out of 10 Americans believe that you can cut cancer out of your cells if you get the right "top notch" surgeon, and that you can "radiate" cancer cells to death if you find the right "top notch" oncologist, but what are people really "doing to themselves" by believing that chemicals help anything at all?
* Related Video: Suzanne Humphries on Vaccines

FDA Finally Changes Prescription Recommendations for High-Dose Acetaminophen
Dr. Mercola - The FDA has issued a statement urging health professionals to discontinue prescribing and dispensing prescription combination drug products containing more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dose

Big Pharma profiteering gone wild: $1,000-a-pill Hepatitis drug in USA sells for less than $10 in Egypt
(NaturalNews) The financial raping of America by Big Pharma has just achieved a new milestone with the impending launch of a Hepatitis C drug that costs $1,000 a pill. If you've ever wondered why U.S. health care is so unaffordable and inaccessible -- and why health insurance costs are bankrupting businesses and municipalities across the nation -- this is exactly why. The same drug that sells for $1,000 a pill in the USA -- named "Sovaldi" -- sells for just $10 in Egypt, or 1/100th the USA price.

Tuesday - March 25, 2014 - Today In History:
1774 - English Parliament passed the Boston Port Bill.
1813 - The frigate USS Essex flew the first U.S. flag in battle in the Pacific.
1865 - The SS General Lyon at Cape Hatteras caught fire and sank. 400 people were killed.
1865 - During the American Civil War, Confederate forces captured Fort Stedman in Virginia.
1900 - The U.S. Socialist Party was formed in Indianapolis.
1905 - Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil War were returned to the South.
1915 - 21 people died when a U.S. F-4 submarine sank off the Hawaiian coast.
1919 - The Paris Peace Commission adopted a plan to protect nations from the influx of foreign labor.
1923 - The British government granted Trans-Jordan autonomy.
1931 - Fifty people were killed in riots that broke out in India. Gandhi was one of many people assaulted.
1940 - The U.S. agreed to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes.
1947 - John D. Rockefeller III presented a check for $8.5 million to the United Nations for the purchase of land for the site of the U.N. center.
1953 - The USS Missouri fired on targets at Kojo, North Korea.
1954 - RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass production.
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, AL.
1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the "poll tax" was unconstitutional.
1970 - The Concorde made its first supersonic flight.
1983 - The U.S. Congress passed legislation to rescue the U.S. social security system from bankruptcy.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan ordered emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters took Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.
1991 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein launched a major counter-offensive to recapture key towns from Kurds in northern Iraq.
1994 - United States troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
1996 - An 81-day standoff by the antigovernment Freemen began at a ranch near Jordan, MT.
1998 - A cancer patient was the first known to die under Oregon's doctor-assisted suicide law.
2004 - The U.S. Senate voted (61-38) on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 1997) to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus during the commission of a violent federal crime.

World News

Putin adviser proposes division of Ukraine along Nazi-Soviet lines and says it's 'never too late to correct historical errors
The Independent - Vladimir Zhirinovsky, widely regarded as a mouthpiece for the Russian president, proposed a redrawing of the borders of western Ukraine - which would involve regions being incorporated into the territories of Poland, Romania and Hungary.

VIDEO: Kiev orders its troops to withdraw from Crimea
Press TV - Ukraine's interim president has ordered full withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the strategic Black Sea Crimean Peninsula.

US, allies have decided to oust Russia from G8 over Crimea
Press TV - US President Barack Obama and leaders from other allied states have decided to oust Russia from the Group of Eight (G8) developed nations over the crisis in Ukraine and the status of Crimea, the White House says.

Russia imposes retaliatory sanctions against Canada
RT - Moscow has imposed sanctions on Canada in response to sanctions that Ottawa earlier introduced against some Russian officials in connection with the situation in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.

VIDEO: Argentineans hold anti-US rally
Press TV - The demonstrators gathered outside the US Embassy in the Argentinean capital, criticizing Washington for plotting a coup d’état against the Venezuelan government. The protesters also demanded an end to US meddling in the Latin American country’s internal affairs.

China demands end to US spying activities after new Snowden leak
RT - China has demanded that the US stop the snooping activities of its National Security Agency against Chinese officials and companies. Beijing has also asked Washington to explain the reports on the illegal spying.

Aborted Babies Burned to Power Hospitals in UK
Paul Joseph Watson - Aborted and miscarried babies are being incinerated as “clinical waste,” with some being used to power hospitals in the UK, a policy that some have defended as an efficient means of sustainable recycling.

Vatican Chief Justice: Obama's Polices 'Have Become Progressively More Hostile Toward Christian Civilization
CBS News - In an interview with Polonia Christiana magazine –and transcribed by Life Site News — Cardinal Raymond Burke said that Obama “promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.”

MH370 lost, plane went down in Indian Ocean, no survivors
RT - Malaysian airlines have announced beyond any reasonable doubt that flight MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived. The airline has informed the relatives of those on board the doomed flight that the plane is “lost” with no survivors.
* Related: A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Two Dutch F-16s Scrambled To Intercept Unidentified Boeing 777
Zero Hedge - With the world particularly sensitive to any news involving stray and/or missing Boeing 777 airplanes, especially if said massive stray airplane is heading toward the Nuclear security summit taking place at the Hague, it is no surprise that the news which appeared about an hour ago that two Dutch F-16s were scrambled to intercept a unresponsive Boeing 777 in Dutch airspace, received such a prompt response.

Japan cedes control of nuclear cache to U.S.
StratRisks - Japan will announce Monday that it will turn over to Washington more than 700 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium and a large quantity of highly enriched uranium, a decades-old research stockpile that is large enough to build dozens of nuclear weapons, according to U.S. and Japanese officials.

Ukraine Leader In New Leaked Recording: 8 Million Russians In Ukraine "Must Be Killed With Nuclear Weapons"
Zero Hedge - After a month ago a leaked phone call between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt confirmed that it was the US that was pulling the strings in what was about to be a violent coup overthrowing Ukraine's president Yanukovich...

NATO Can’t Be Trusted to Tell the Truth About Russia and Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - Gorbachev was told NATO would not move “one inch east,” a promise soon violated. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, said Sunday Russia is using snap military exercises in preparation of a military invasion of Ukraine.

Poland Is Quietly Mobilizing Its Army Reservists
Zero Hedge - As The Week's Crispin Black reports, at least 7,000 Polish workers in Europe have received call-up papers as army reservists in the last few weeks. Polish authorities dismiss it as "routine" but the men note this has never happened before.

Eyes on Afghanistan as Next Lithium Motherload - As American troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the US has handed over prized mineral data to Kabul, which is hoping it can provide enough security to lure investors to key mineral deposits that could turn the country into the Saudi Arabia of Lithium in the best-case scenario, or another conflict minerals venue like Congo.

Have you no shame?' Grief-stricken families of MH370 passengers protest in China
RT - Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing to protest what they call two weeks of “lies and misleading information” from the Malaysian authorities after flight MH370 disappeared two weeks ago.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
(NaturalNews) The "official" story of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now a blatant cover-up. After an endless stream of wild incompetence from the Malaysian military and government concerning the radar signature of the missing flight, we are now told by the Malaysian government that the flight "went down over the southern Indian Ocean" and that all lives are lost.

African health workers battle Ebola; suspected Canada case
(AFP) - Health officials in Guinea battled to contain west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveller returning to Canada was hospitalised with suspicious symptoms.

TEPCO fails to restart Fukushima water decontamination process
RT - The water decontamination process at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has once again been halted, only about six hours after the plant’s operator TEPCO announced it was resuming the purification process following a previous failure.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Oil and Commandoes
AllGov - When the U.S. military raided a renegade Libyan tanker on March 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, the mission was successful by all accounts… Aside from going off without a hitch, the stealthy mission provided a rather noticeable example of what American foreign policy in Africa is all about these days: Special Forces and oil.

Obama adding resources to hunt for Kony
The Hill - President Obama has deployed additional troops and new military aircraft to Uganda in a bid to intensify efforts to hunt down Joseph Kony, a guerrilla leader who has abducted and enlisted children in his resistance fight.

Prosecution closes in New York trial of Osama bin Laden son-in-law
The Guardian - Bin Laden used the spokesman, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, “to send a message – a message that al-Qaida's attacks on 9/11 were justified that the United States got what it deserved”, assistant US attorney John Cronan said in federal court in Manhattan.

Homeland Security Exercise Targets “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny”
Paul Joseph Watson - Leaked Homeland Security documents obtained by Infowars reveal details of a joint DHS/FEMA national exercise set to take place this week, one of the components of which revolves around an effort to counter online dissent by a group called “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny,” which is disgruntled at the imposition of martial law after an earthquake in Alaska.

Joel Osteen's church theft opens can of worms: Jaws drop as folks do the math - Joel Osteen recently reported the theft of $600,000 from the safe in his church, but the theft wasn’t the only information of interest revealed. After finding out that this large chunk of money was from just one weekend of Osteen’s collected church donations, jaws dropped around the nation.

Congressmen want answers about ATF raid on San Diego gun store
Fox News - Two San Diego congressmen want to know why federal agents raided an Oceanside gun parts store last weekend and what the government plans to do with the computers and customer lists it confiscated.

Homeless man shot to death by police while "illegally camping" in the foothills of NM
Police State USA - Outrage has ignited over a helmet-cam video of officers fatally confronting a homeless man at his primitive campsite in the foothills. Video shows the man standing by his meager possessions, surrounded by rifle-toting officers who were citing him for illegally camping without government permission.

VIDEO: Ron Paul: US spends billions of dollars to kill democracy
Press TV - Former US Congressman Ron Paul says Washington spends billions of dollars of American taxpayers’ money and “destroys democracy” in countries around the world.

Indiana withdrawing from Common Core standards - Republican Gov. Mike Pence's office says he signed a bill Monday pulling Indiana from the program. Legislators earlier approved the measure requiring the State Board of Education to draft new standards outlining what students should be learning in each grade rather than using the Common Core standards.

Military, Police Declare Interest in Taser Drone
Steve Watson - A drone with built in 80,000 volt taser nodes is now a source of interest for the military and the police, according to reports. The device, which was debuted in Austin recently at the SXSW gathering, was billed as a “personal security” drone named Chaotic Moon Studios’ CUPID UAV, an acronym for Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone.

Economy & Business

Russia Returns Favor, Sees Chinese Yuan As World Reserve Currency
Zero Hedge - Following China's unwillingness to vote against Russia at the UN and yesterday's news that China will sue Ukraine for $3bn loan repayment, it seems Russia is returning the favor. Speaking at the Chinese Economic Development Forum, ITAR-TASS reports, the Chief Economist of Russia's largest bank stated that "China's Yuan may become the third reserve currency in the in the future."

Attorney General Holder, FBI Director Mueller and Other Justice Officials Cost Taxpayers $7.8 Million for “Non-Mission” Flights
AllGov - Those using government planes for “non-mission” purposes included Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder and former FBI Director Robert Mueller. The 395 trips by Holder, Mueller and other officials cost $7.8 million. Whether flying for business or pleasure, the attorney general is required to take government jets for security reasons. However, the AG is also required to reimburse the Treasury for this expense if the travel is personal in nature.

A List Of 97 Taxes Americans Pay Every Year
Economic Collapse - Americans will spend more than 7 billion hours preparing their taxes and will hand over more than four trillion dollars to federal, state and local governments. Americans will fork over nearly 30 percent of what they earn to pay their income taxes, but that is only a small part of the story.

Veteran News

Schultz Family Foundation commits $30 million to help vets
Veterans Today - The Schultz Family Foundation announced a $30 million commitment to help America’s veterans overcome the challenges of returning to civilian life and maximize their skills for America’s businesses and communities.

Energy & Environment

California: A Geoengineered Dust Bowl
Activist Post - Since November of 2013, the beginning of the rainfall season, California residents have experienced heavy geoengineering and chemtrail activity almost every day, which has transformed the Golden State, normally an agricultural miracle, into an arid dust bowl.

14 dead, 176 reports of people missing in landslide
KING 5 News - Six additional bodies have been located, bringing the death toll to 14. Governor Inslee said additional people will join the search for survivors Tuesday morning.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

The Do-Everything Bug-Killing Miracle Powder Called Diatomaceous Earth
Off the Grid News - Here are the top 7 ways you could you use it around the house and in the homestead...

DIY Hydroponic Garden Tower – The ULTIMATE hydroponic system growing over 100 plants in 10 sq feet
From the Trenches - This is a simple hydroponic system made with 4″ irrigation pipes. You can buy everything at your local hardware store and a local hydroponics store. It uses 80% less water than square foot gardening and does not require you to break your back bending down to garden.

Monsanto package admits seeds treated with 'poison,' advises against human consumption
(NaturalNews) The Food Warrior Network recently posted a photo of a seed package distributed by Monsanto India Limited, for instance, that warns users not to consume the seeds or use them as food, oil or animal feed, because they are poisonous.
* Related: Thiram Health and Environmental Effects


Remembering Heidi Stevenson of Gaia Health
Activist Post - It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart to inform you that the world lost a dear and tenacious warrior for truth and freedom on March 12, 2014.... While she wrote at her own expense and time, her hundreds of articles were shared far and wide, benefiting other writers trying to piece the big puzzle together. She contributed to well-known natural health websites, most recently to Green Med Info.

Best tips on how to enhance turmeric absorption and boost its benefits
STEPin2 - Simply taking turmeric may still provide health benefits, but it will not provide the full benefits unless it is taken properly. Turmeric is fat-soluble, which means that it doesn’t fully dissolve unless it is in fat. No fat, means no dissolving of curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric.

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.

How To Know If You Have a Sleep Disorder and Discover The Best Foods That Promote Sleep - If you don't feel rested in the mornings, one of many sleep disorders could be responsible. Insufficient sleep is a serious problem that poses a threat to your health and safety. Your sleep hygiene influences how much sleep you get and foods, vitamins, minerals and hormones all make a difference.

Houseplant Protects Against HIV: Geranium Prevents HIV from Invading Cells
Natural Society - Published in the online peer-reviewed journal, PLOS One, the study indicates root extracts from geraniums are able to protect the blood and immune cells from infection by HIV-1. It does this by blocking the attachment of the virus to the human cells, preventing the spread, according to The Daily Mail.

Top 8 foods and herbs for healing cancer
(NaturalNews) With 44% of men and 39% of women now being diagnosed with cancer, it has become more important than ever to understand the foods that will not only nourish your body, but also detoxify it of any cancer causing agents. Here are some of the most potent cancer destroying foods and herbs.

Colorado House Passes Forced Vaccination Bill: One of 18 States Pushing Corporate Drugs
Natural Society - Parents who intended to claim the ‘opt out’ available in a current rendition of Colorado’s current law, due to religious or personal beliefs, will find it much more difficult to do so.

Monday - March 24, 2014 - Today In History:
1765 - Britain passed the Quartering Act that required the American colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
1828 - The Philadelphia & Columbia Railway was authorized as the first state owned railway.
1832 - Mormon Joseph Smith was beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio.
1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was formed.
1880 - The first "hail insurance company" was incorporated in Connecticut. It was known as Tobacco Growers’ Mutual Insurance Company.
1882 - In Berlin, German scientist Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis germ (bacillus).
1883 - The first telephone call between New York and Chicago took place.
1900 - Mayor Van Wyck of New York broke the ground for the New York subway tunnel that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
1900 - In New Jersey, the Carnegie Steel Corporation was formed.
1920 - The first U.S. coast guard air station was established at Morehead City, NC.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Philippines.
1938 - The U.S. asked that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.
1946 - The Soviet Union announced that it was withdrawing its troops from Iran.
1947 - The U.S. Congress proposed the limitation of the presidency to two terms.
1989 - The Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels (11 million gallons) of oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound after it ran aground.
1989 - The U.S. decided to send humanitarian aid to the Contras.
1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a welfare reform package that made the most changes in social programs since the New Deal.
1998 - In Jonesboro, AR, two young boys open fire at students from woods near a school. Four students and a teacher were killed and 10 others were injured. The two boys were 11 and 13 years old cousins.
1998 - A former FBI agent said papers found in James Earl Ray's car supports a conspiracy theory in the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
1999 - NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Vojvodina). The attacks marked the first time in its 50-year history that NATO attacked a sovereign country. The bombings were in response to Serbia's refusal to sign a peace treaty with ethnic Albanians who were seeking independence for the province of Kosovo.
2005 - The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal from the parents of Terri Schiavo to have a feeding tube reinserted into the severely brain-damaged woman.
2012 - Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant at a Virginia hospital.

World News

Ukraine fears Russia ‘ready to attack’
Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s Western-backed leaders voiced fears on Sunday of an imminent Russian invasion of the eastern industrial heartland following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea to defiant Kremlin troops.

Moscow: No troop build-up or undeclared military activity near Ukraine borders
RT - Russia is observing all international agreements on troop limits in regions bordering Ukraine, the Russian Deputy Defense Minister said, adding that foreign missions’ inspections can confirm that. The statement was made in response to reports by several foreign media outlets over concentrations of "thousands" of Russian servicemen on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

Russia Returns Favor, Sees Chinese Yuan As World Reserve Currency
Zero Hedge - Following China's unwillingness to vote against Russia at the UN and yesterday's news that China will sue Ukraine for $3bn loan repayment, it seems Russia is returning the favor. Speaking at the Chinese Economic Development Forum, ITAR-TASS reports, the Chief Economist of Russia's largest bank stated that "China's Yuan may become the third reserve currency in the in the future."

Visa, Mastercard resume services with 2 Russian banks blocked after US sanctions
RT - International payment systems Visa and MasterCard have resumed services for transactions for clients at Russia's SMP Bank and Investcapitalbank, blocked after the US imposed sanctions against top Russian officials following Crimea’s move to join Russia.

Syrian jet shot down by Turkey
London Telegraph - The Syrian conflict encroached threateningly on Nato’s eastern frontiers on Sunday when Turkey shot down an Assad regime fighter jet that it said had crossed into its territory during a major battle for a key border post.

Israel closes embassies all over the world as diplomats go on indefinite strike
RT - Employees of Israel's Foreign Ministry went on an all-out strike Sunday for the first time in the country’s history over a dispute surrounding workers' salaries and conditions.

Venice votes to split from Italy as 89% of the city's residents opt to form a new independent state
Daily Mail - Venetians have voted overwhelmingly for their own sovereign state in a ‘referendum’ on independence from Italy. Inspired by Scotland’s separatist ambitions, 89 per cent of the residents of the lagoon city and its surrounding area, opted to break away from Italy in an unofficial ballot.

Search for MH370 boosted by significant developments, including new satellite images and first sighting of possible debris
Daily Mail - A third large object spotted via a Chinese satellite and a civilian plane sighting of debris in the search zone, about 2,500 kilometres off the coast of Perth, were among 'three significant developments' in the search operation, according to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

U.S. and Ukraine Prepare for War
Kurt Nimmo - On Sunday Obama’s deputy national security advisor, Tony Blinken, said Russia is amassing troops on the border ahead of a move to invade Ukraine.

Ukraine crisis: Gunfire and explosions as Crimean base is stormed by Russian troops
London Independent - Russian armour smashed into the base of Ukrainian troops on Saturday in the first serious military action between the two countries in the confrontation over Crimea.

Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death
RT - The Upper Egypt court has issued a death penalty to 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of murder and inciting violence. Only 153 of those sentenced are currently in custody, the rest were tried in absentia.

The Fruits of Socialism – Venezuelan Food Lines
Libertarian Republic - A user from the popular image sharing site imgur has uploaded a series of photos showing food lines in Venezuela. The lines are undoubtedly the result of new price controls that President Nicolas Maduro has instituted as an effort to tame inflation.

VIDEO: CNN Reporter Rides Shotgun on Malaysia Flight Weeks Before it Disappeared
Activist Post - Several weeks ago, CNN reporter Richard Quest was given exclusive access to the cockpit of Fariq Abdul Hamid, the co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Coincidence?

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Feinstein’s Bill to Kill Free Speech of Independent Journalists ‘Has Votes’ to Pass Senate
The Daily Sheeple - After fending off numerous attacks on the freedom of the internet last year, activists and independent journalists alike are now facing another hurdle that flies in the face of freedom of the press, the “Journalist Shield Law“.

Beijing hotel workers already ‘fed up’ with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite
Daily Mail - Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced ‘pretty much everyone’ and made the hotel staff ‘fed up,’ a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline.

Idaho Gov. Signs Emergency Legislation to Nullify Federal Gun Laws
Freedom Outpost - On the heels of the illegal ATF raid on Ares Armor, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed into law S1332, a bill which will effectively nullify federal gun laws. The nullification legislation will prohibit state enforcement of any future federal act that relates to firearms, accessories or ammunition. S1332, or as it is commonly referred to as the Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act, passed both the house (68-0) and senate (34-0) unanimously.

Delaware Supreme Court Throws Out Gun Ban
Breitbart- On March 19th the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that the Wilmington Housing Authority's (WHA) gun ban "is unconstitutional."

Virginia Student Gets Suspended for Taking Razor From Kid Who Was Cutting Himself - Note to American tweens: Don’t be a Good Samaritan on the state’s watch. A sixth grader at a Virginia Beach public school was suspended this week for having a razor blade. She took the blade from another student who was cutting himself with it. Bad move, apparently.

Thousands Sign White House Petition for Alaska to Secede and Join Russia
Activist Post - “We the People,” the White House’s online petition website that claims it is “giving all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them,” is currently hosting a petition for Alaska to leave the United States and join Russia.

Pentagon database amasses millions of non-military police records
RT - A rarely reported but highly extensive database managed by a Pentagon law enforcement agency that contains millions of details including criminal records and minor infractions alike is being called into question.

30 Survey Results That Sound False But That Are Actually True
Economic Collapse - As you will see below, Americans are angrier and more frustrated with government and with their lives than ever before, but we also exhibit almost unbelievable levels of sloth and apathy. Some of the numbers below are quite funny, and others are absolutely stunning. But they all say something about who we have become as a nation.

Election News

Tea Party Candidate First Ever To Win As Write-In For PA State Senate
Breitbart- A Tea Party candidate became the first ever state senator in Pennsylvania to win as a write-in candidate on Tuesday in a special election that showed how dissatisfied voters are, even at the local level, with both organized political parties.

Economy & Business

How (& Why) JPMorgan & COMEX Should Be Sued For Precious Metals Manipulation
Zero Hedge - While every other asset class in the world has now been found to be subject to some form of manipulation (from LIBOR rates to FX fixes and from commodity warehousing to HFT equity front-running), the stakes in a COMEX silver/gold/copper manipulation lawsuit are staggering. Not only is market manipulation the most serious market crime possible, the markets that have been manipulated and the number of those injured are enormous.

Mt. Gox claims to have found over $100 mn in 'forgotten' bitcoins
RT - Mt. Gox said it found 200,000 “forgotten" bitcoins on March 7, just a week after the digital-currency exchange filed for bankruptcy, claiming it had lost $500 million worth of bitcoins.

Veteran News

Oakland will pay $4.5 million to injured Occupy activist Scott Olsen
RT - A United States military veteran who was critically injured by the police during an Occupy Wall Street protest in October 2011 will be awarded $4.5 million by the city of Oakland, California.

Energy & Environment

Are They Fracking for Gold?
Zen Gardner - While oil and gas extraction appears to be the primary goal of fracking, this research tells us somewhat of a different, potential reason. See for yourself if this doesn’t make you wonder...

Radiation leaks force transfer of nuclear waste from New Mexico to Texas
RT - The cause of the radiation leaks at the United States’ first nuclear waste repository are still under investigation, but in the meantime government officials have decided to move a stalled shipment of waste to a private dump in Texas.

Oil spill clean-up closes off vital Texas channel for second day
RT - A massive oil spill clean-up operation shut down the Houston Ship Channel for the second day on Sunday, blocking dozens of ships. An oil barge with a 900,000-gallon tank collided with a ship on Saturday and spilled up to 168,000 gallons.

15 Earthquakes Recorded In Oklahoma Since Friday - The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded 15 earthquakes in Oklahoma since about 9:30 p.m. Friday, the largest being a magnitude 4.0. The 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 10:05 p.m. Friday about seven miles south of Langston. Three other quakes of magnitude 2.9, 3.0 and 3.3 were recorded Saturday afternoon in the Medford area.

Science & Technology

Judge Andrew Napolitano: 'It Works, Why Are We Fixing It?': U.S. Cedes Control of Internet Domains
Fox News Insider - The U.S. government plans to give up control over the body that manages Internet names and addresses, a move that could bring more international cooperation over management of the Web, but will make some U.S. businesses nervous.

Researchers recover typed text using audio recording of keystrokes
UC Berkeley - A new security threat revealed by computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, may be enough to drive some people away from their computer keyboards and back to pen and paper. The researchers show that a simple audio recording of those keyboard clicks can betray the text you just entered, from passwords to secret love notes.

The Truth Hurts: Mark Dice’s Channel Permanently Deleted by YouTube for “Severe Violations”
The Daily Sheeple - Mark Dice, a video blogger who became famous for his man-on-the-street interviews where he allows average Americans to display their utter lack of awareness and mental acuity, has had his primary Youtube channel summarily removed for “severe violations of our community guidelines,” despite the fact that Dice is well-known for keeping the language on his videos clean and refraining from any type of hate speech.

UPDATE: YouTube Censors Major Anti-Obama Channel
Paul Joseph Watson - About 3 hours after this article was posted and following a wave of public pressure, Mark Dice’s channel was restored by YouTube.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Precedent Setting Agriculture Bill Signed by Virginia Governor - Virginia Senate Bill 51 (SB51), a landmark bill creating more economic opportunities and decreasing regulations for Virginia’s family farms was signed last Thursday by Governor Terry McAuliffe. The new law takes effect July 1, 2014. The law will increase consumer access to locally produced food as well as giving farmers new markets and a more favorable regulatory climate.


Forget Doom and Gloom: Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism
Activist Post - Thoughts of your plans, your lifestyle, and your loaded pantry room should give you a sense of peace and security. If your state of preparedness makes you feel unhappy, stressed, angry, or resentful, you’re doing something wrong.... Here are some examples of how prepping is pure, unadulterated optimism...

Take These 11 Steps To Survive An International Crisis
Alt-Market - For those of us in the liberty movement, it is now impossible to ignore the potential threat to our economy. No longer can people claim that “perhaps” there will be a crisis someday, that perhaps “five or 10 years” down the road we will have to face the music. No, the threat is here now, and it is very real.


Pricele$$: The Failure of U.S. Healthcare Spending (w/Infographic)
Activist Post - The following infographic first takes a broad look at the current state of U.S. healthcare spending by introducing the salient facts of life expectancy results from other countries that spend far less. More importantly, however, the graphic concludes by offering the solution to both the expense and the lack of effectiveness within the current paradigm.

Update on 80-year-old Stan Rutner's cancer cannabis cure while in hospice
(NaturalNews) The chemo and radiation were killing him and not doing much for his lung and brain cancers. He was wasting away, near death, and had to use bottled oxygen 24/7. Then, his son-in-law and daughter got Stan to try cannabis. The results were amazing.... In days, he was able to sleep better, eat more, go without using oxygen and walk without a walker. Within nine months, he was completely cancer free.

Wisdom teeth surgery a deadly dental scam: Young mother falls into coma following visit to dentist
(NaturalNews) There is no logic or scientific justification for the routine removal of wisdom teeth from the mouth, and when this medically unjustified procedure is pushed onto patients as a source of dental revenue, it subjects patients to unnecessary health risks that can literally endanger their lives.

First Case Study to Show Direct Link Between Alzheimer’s and Aluminum Toxicity
Dr. Mercola - With Alzheimer's rates skyrocketing, today's multiple avenues of aluminum exposure are of great concern. Just as with particles in the environment, once aluminum is in your tissues, your body has a difficult time releasing it. This toxic metal serves absolutely no biological purpose, so the less of it you ingest, the better.

Most unique, self-empowering health event of the year coming to Branson, MO, April 3-5
(NaturalNews) The most unique health event of the year is coming to the Midwest, where a hunger for health truth is growing fast. In its second year, the Hungry 4 Health Gala and Organic Festival is set to deliver life-changing information to many people from different walks of life. People are already planning to come from many states across the US and Mexico to be a part of this growing event.

The Cure to Cancer Conference April 25th-27th – San Diego
The Cure to Cancer Conference is designed to bring forth the latest and most groundbreaking leaders around the fields of cancer research and share the results they've been getting with every major type of cancer on the planet.... Livestream and video recordings will be available for those who can not attend it in person.

Why You Should Never Refrigerate Tomatoes
Dr. Mercola - Tomatoes and cold temperatures don't mix, so if you store your tomatoes in the fridge, you're missing out on more than just the loss of flavor.

The amazing benefits of eating coconuts
(NaturalNews) Eating fresh coconuts, as a sizable portion of the world's population does as part of their daily diet, according to the Coconut Research Center, reaps many benefits that people will find attractive. Just a few of these advantages are outlined below....

Aloe Vera is an anti-tumor herb that's also great for your skin and cardiovascular system
(NaturalNews) Aloe Vera is not only exceptionally good for the skin and immune system, but research now tends to show its immense potential when dealing with problems related to the cardiovascular system and even certain forms of cancer.

Study shows Spirulina fusiformis reduces damaging effects of toxic mercuric chloride on kidneys
(NaturalNews) Mercury is a highly toxic substance, but it is still used openly in the modern world. With its ability to cause permanent brain damage to children, kill babies in the womb and inflict kidney damage in adults, mercury is one of the most overlooked toxic substances today.

Pet News

Rice Isn't Nice - The American Society for Nutritional Sciences showed that dietary rice decreases the amount of taurine in whole blood and plasma in cats, and that despite the routine supplementation of commercial feline diets with taurine, cats continue to be diagnosed with taurine deficiency.

Friday - March 21, 2014 - Today In History: 
1788 - Almost the entire city of New Orleans, LA, was destroyed by fire. 856 buildings were destroyed.
1790 - Thomas Jefferson reported to U.S. President George Washington as the new secretary of state.
1851 - Yosemite Valley was discovered in California.
1907 - The U.S. Marines landed in Honduras to protect American interests in the war with Nicaragua.
1910 - The U.S. Senate granted ex-President Teddy Roosevelt a yearly pension of $10,000.
1928 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge gave the Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh for his first trans-Atlantic flight.
1935 - Incubator ambulance service began in Chicago, IL.
1945 - During World War II, Allied bombers began four days of raids over Germany.
1963 - Alcatraz Island, the federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, CA, closed.
1965 - The U.S. launched Ranger 9. It was the last in a series of unmanned lunar explorations.
1965 - More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began a march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.
1971 - Two U.S. platoons in Vietnam refused their orders to advance.
1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not require one year of residency for voting eligibility.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced to the U.S. Olympic Team that they would not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a boycott against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
1984 - A Soviet submarine crashed into the USS Kitty Hawk off the coast of Japan.
1991 - 27 people were lost at sea when two U.S. Navy anti-submarine planes collided.
1991 - The U.N. Security Council lifted the food embargo against Iraq.
1994 - Bill Gates of Microsoft and Craig McCaw of McCaw Cellular Communications announced a $9 billion plan that would send 840 satellites into orbit to relay information around the globe.
1995 - New Jersey officially dedicated the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295.
1995 - Tokyo police raided the headquarters of Aum Shinrikyo in search of evidence to link the cult to the Sarin gas released on five Tokyo subway trains.
2003 - It was reported that the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 235.27 (2.8%) at 8,521.97. It was the strongest weekly gain in more than 20 years.
2006 - The social media website Twitter launched with the first tweet by co-founder Jack Dorsey.

World News

Is Russia Dumping Nearly $118 Billion in U.S. Gov’t Bonds?
The Blaze - The U.S. Federal Reserve’s foreign account holdings recently declined by approximately $118 billion – and it seems likely Russia had something to do with it.

Another Putin Oligarch Dumps His Shares Ahead Of Sanctions
Zero Hedge - Cyprus-based oil trader Gunvor Group announced that co-founder Gennady Timchenko (estimated wealth $8.5 billion) - who was named on today's sanctions list - sold his entire 44% stake in the company yesterday. The question is - as we show below - did the US Treasury tip Timchenko off to what was coming?

Ukraine Goes Cyprus 2.0, To Tax Deposits Over 100,000 Hryvnia (To Appease IMF?)
Zero Hedge - It would appear the IMF's dirty little fingerprints are all over this latest piece of legislation in Ukraine. The Ukraine Finance Ministry is proposing to take a very-similar-to-Cyprus approach to bailing in its despositors:

The Honeymoon Is Over: Ukraine To Stun Citizens With 40% Gas Price Hike
Zero Hedge - Ukraine’s honeymoon period with its new rulers may end far sooner that most expect, and it will be certainly accelerated with news such as this. A few hours ago, Interfax reported that Ukraine expects to increase domestic gas prices by 40% once discounted import prices from Russia expire, the country’s Energy Minister Yury Prodan told journalists in the European Parliament on Thursday.

VIDEO: China Buying World’s Entire New Gold Supply – Mike Maloney
Liberty Crier - The Former World Bank Chief Economist recently stated that the dominance of the greenback was the root cause of the global financial and economic crises and that the solution to this was to replace the national currency with a global currency. Of course, there are already two global currencies in existence. Gold and silver. Mike Maloney explains…

YouTube: How to Steal an Airplane: From 9/11 to MH370
Corbett Report - As the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370—the Boeing 777 bound for Beijing that vanished seemingly without a trace—approaches the two week mark, the talking heads of the corporate news networks are becoming increasingly desperate to fill the 24/7 news cycle with meaningless speculation and blather. Continue reading here.

CNN Bombshell Connection To Missing Plane: CNN Anchor Flew With Missing Malaysian 370 Co-Pilot Prior To Event: Why?
(Before It's News) One would be wise to listen to CNN’s Richard Quest in the very first video below in which he not only ADMITS to having flown weeks ago with the missing Malaysian air co-pilot (see Instagram pic below video of the two together) but ALSO drops a bombshell Freudian slip at the 30 second mark where he named a bunch of countries that were involved in a ‘coordinated attack’ while trying to say ‘attempt’.

Mayans Win Huge Battle to Ban GMO Soy Crops
Natural Society - Mayans of the Campeche Region have just won a two-year legal battle to get rid of Monsanto and their GMO soybeans (suicide beans). Following the ban of GM maize in Mexico, this ancient and agriculturally savvy culture has won a major battle against biotech monopolies around the globe.

Russian parliament ratifies Crimea incorporation
RT - The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has ratified an international treaty with Crimea, which accepts the former Ukrainian region as a new part of Russia. 155 senators present at the meeting voted unanimously.

EU expands Russia sanctions list to 33 people, cancels EU-Russia summit
RT - The EU has agreed to expand its sanctions list over the Crimea referendum by 12 more people, bringing the total to 33, said European Council President Van Rompuy. The EU also canceled the upcoming EU-Russia summit, along with other bilateral summits.

US blacklists 20 Russian officials and businessmen, threatens to sanction economy
RT - US President Barack Obama has announced a new executive order imposing further sanctions on top Russian officials and businessmen. The order also allows for measures against Russian energy, mining, defense, and engineering sectors.

Sanctions against Russia? Don’t Tell ExxonMobil
AllGov - ExxonMobil may be based in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean it’s an American company, not in the sense that its interests and those of the nation coincide. Sometimes they might have shared interests, but in the case of Russia’s power play in Ukraine, ExxonMobil has far too much invested in America’s former Cold War nemesis to see the U.S. government led by President Barack Obama get in its way of making money.

The US promises to go to war for more than 54 countries
Press TV - There are 54 different countries on Earth that the US is legally obligated to militarily protect and defend if they get into their own conflicts. Below is the State Department’s list of them...

‘People are just being murdered’: Fresh EU funds for Greece do little to stop misery
RT - Greek streets thronged with disillusioned crowds, as some three thousand union members hit the streets, fed up with austerity measures just as the country secured a fresh rescue loan of 8.5 billion euro coupled with further spending cuts and unemployment.

Fukushima water decontamination suspended indefinitely
RT - Treatment of radioactive water at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant might be indefinitely suspended after malfunctions crippled the water purification process and recontaminated thousands of tons of partially purified water, Japanese media report.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Austin Police Train Alongside National Guard At Military Base
Adan Salazar - Members of the Austin Police Department trained alongside Texas Army National Guard troops at Austin’s Camp Mabry yesterday, learning various military tactics they say will help them be better prepared for the next Ford Hood.

NRA Does Not Oppose Weakening Stand Your Ground Law in Florida
Kurt Nimmo - Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law tested during the George Zimmerman trial is under assault in Florida. Marion Hammer, a former NRA president who is one of the chief architects of the law in Florida, is not opposed to changes to the law. She has served as the NRA’s lobbyist in Tallahassee for more than three decades.

Five Gun Rights Cases to Watch - The cases involve who can legally obtain weapons, what kinds of weapons they can own, how they can use them, and where they can use them. Two of them have filed certiorari petitions with the Supreme Court, though whether they'll be taken up remains to be seen.

NY gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino: ‘If I am elected governor, I will repeal the SAFE Act’ - Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is making one thing very clear to New Yorkers who value their constitutional rights to keep and bear arms, that is if he is elected the next governor of The Empire State he will do away with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sweeping gun control law the NY SAFE Act.

Kansas ‘retaliation’ bill would allow police to arrest people who complain about officers
Raw Story - A Kansas bill being considered by the House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice would give police the power to arrest people who file complaints against officers if those allegations were proven false.

Heavily Armed Police Raid Teens Playing With Airsoft Rifles
Kit Daniels - While confronting a group of Kentucky teenagers playing with airsoft rifles, heavily armed police arrested one of the teens after he told his friend to keep filming their encounter with the officers.

New York Trains To Install Audio, Video Recorders
Mikael Thalen - New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced its plan to install several thousand audio and video recorders on its commuter trains Wednesday, reportedly in response to federal safety recommendations.

Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for 9/11 attacks, says son-in-law - Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in-law said Wednesday as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terror charges.

Brainwash level - ‘neocons’: Staged Liz Wahl Psy-Op exposure explodes on Twitter
RT - Remember the Mainstream’s frothing over Liz Wahl’s resignation from RT? How she was feted by the networks, supported by the beast, and embraced heartily by neo-con Russia-haters?
* Related Video: RT Liz Wahl set up.

Economy & Business

What A Surprise! It Turns Out They Lied About The Deficit Last Year
Zero Hedge - Despite the Obama administration touting a budget deficit of “only” $680 billion in 2013, the GAO’s more accurate accounting shows a total government cost of $3.8 trillion on total revenue of $2.8 trillion. In other words– the administration wasn’t exactly honest with the American people– the deficit was more like $1 trillion, not $680 billion. But it gets worse.

Do Not Make Fun Of Those That Have Fallen Out Of The Middle Class – You Could Be Next
Economic Collapse - There are millions of American families that once lived very comfortable middle class lifestyles that have lost it all. When you are unemployed and you can't find a decent job, it can crush your soul. Every day you can see the disappointment or the disapproval in the eyes of your family and friends, and it can be really easy to want to give up completely.

Study: 38 Percent Of Employers Will Lay Off Workers If Minimum Wage Is Hiked
CBS News - A new study has found that 38 percent of employers will lay workers off if the minimum wage is increased as President Barack Obama has proposed.

Housing Market

Nationwide Home Sales Collapse: There Is No Recovery and This Chart Proves It
Mac Slavo - The following chart is indicative of some serious fundamental problems, not just with the housing market, but the broader economy as a whole.

The Only CEO Prosecuted For The Mortgage Crisis Is Someone You've Never Heard Of, And He Feels Like A 'Zombie' In Prison
Business Insider - Lee Farkas, 61, hid billions of dollars through phony accounting and triple-selling mortgages to various financial institutions. Currently he is serving a 30-year prison sentence at Butner Federal Penitentiary in North Carolina and supposedly withering away.

Energy & Environment

EPA's Biggest Con Artist Wrote Seminal EPA Regulation - The National Ambient Air Quality Standard regulates the release of particulate matter into the air and is one of the most controversial regulations ever put forth by the EPA. The NAAQS allowed for a massive expansion of EPA control over the American economy. The NAAQS was the brain child of Robert Brenner and convicted con artist Jon Beale, inherently raising questions as to the entire authenticity of the NAAQS.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

More Than Three-Quarters of Soybeans, Corn and Cotton Grown in U.S. are Genetically Engineered
AllGov - New agricultural figures out of Washington show that genetically engineered crops now overwhelmingly dominate the yields of America’s production of soybeans, corn and cotton. But the industry’s embrace of what critics call “frankencrops” has already started to backfire for at least one of these staples.


8 Surprising Uses for Cream of Tartar - From zapping ink stains to making toys, read on for some of the most surprising uses for cream of tartar.

Obamacare Provider Knows When Clients Visit the Bathroom
Paul Joseph Watson - Obamacare provider Humana knows when its clients visit the bathroom, sleep, walk, open the medicine cabinet or use the fridge under a new “telemedicine” program that allows constant monitoring of individuals in their home.

Turmeric promotes skin health, protects from radiation damage and aging
STEPin2 - It is truly a superstar spice, and new studies show that it can even kill multiple myeloma cells. It seems like more studies are popping up everyday showing promising benefits when it comes to this wondrous spice and root.

Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain
Green Med Info - Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? It is my firm conviction that diet – both what it may be deficient in as well as its potential toxicity – can cause what we label as mental illness.

YouTube: Effects of Stress on Your Body
A beautifully animated explanation of bad effects caused on your body because of stress. It nicely explains the functions of body parts and the harms occurred due to stress.

Study reveals new insight on the most important antioxidant we need: glutathione
(NaturalNews) Glutathione is called the master antioxidant because it can regenerate itself in the liver after each fill-up of free radicals and go back to work. Free radicals are often the byproduct of normal cellular metabolic oxidation and toxic overload, leading to autoimmune diseases, several cancers or heart attacks.

China Study author-scientist declares low-carb diet a 'fraud'
(NaturalNews) According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Dr. Campbell feels so strongly that low-carb diets are harmful that choosing the standard American diet (SAD), in his opinion, is even a better option. SAD, in case you have never heard of the term, is a generalized dietary protocol that involves eating high quantities of processed foods, refined sugars and unhealthy fats.

America: The land of meat, cheese and bread
(NaturalNews) "Which bread would you like sir/ma'am, our signature pesticide-toasted whole wheat or our extra-gluten IBS bread with high-fructose corn syrup swirls? Did you want extra rennet (calf stomach) with your cheese spread?

Drug companies furiously fight new FDA safety labeling guidelines
(NaturalNews) The makers of generic drugs are vigorously opposing a new proposed rule by the Food and Drug Administration which would mandate that they change prescribing information on their products if they obtain new safety information, a change they claim would subject them to product liability lawsuits.

Daily Walking Benefits Those with Lung Disease and Cuts Stroke Risk. Here’s How to Optimize Your Benefits from Walking
Dr. Mercola - I've recently started writing more about the health benefits of proper posture. Its benefits go FAR beyond looks; your posture has a tremendous impact on chronic pain, and in all likelihood contributes a great deal to the biological harm associated with prolonged sitting. Posture and proper body mechanics is equally important when you're moving about.

Hibiscus Extract Inhibits Obesity and Offers Liver Protection
Dr. Mercola - This potent plant, once enjoyed by Egyptian pharaohs, is now being celebrated for its anti-obesity and liver-protective potential.

University sports jerseys and key chains contaminated with toxic heavy metals that promote neurological damage
(NaturalNews) College sports jerseys, key chains, seat cushions and other memorabilia have been found to contain shockingly high levels of toxic heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. The toxic products were sold by stores like Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart, and they represent the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University and many other universities.

Pet News

Glucocorticoid: Avoid This Popular Pet Drug Until You Learn Its Shocking Side Effects
Dr. Becker - Pets are commonly given steroids to treat the symptoms of an inflammatory condition almost anywhere in the body. They are also prescribed for autoimmune disorders, certain types of cancers, and in cases of trauma or shock.

10 Breeds Favored by Dog Thieves
Dr. Becker - The AKC reported a 70 percent increase in dog thefts in 2012. Dog “flippers” are out in force, stealing and selling other people’s beloved pets for top dollar. If your dog belongs to one of these 10 breeds, you need to be on high alert.

Thursday - March 20, 2014 - Today In History:  First Day of Spring!!!
1760 - The great fire of Boston destroyed 349 buildings.
1816 - The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its right to review state court decisions.
1833 - The U.S. and Siam signed a commercial treaty.
1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled "Life Among the Lowly," was first published.
1865 - A plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was ruined when Lincoln changed his plans and did not appear at the Soldier’s Home near Washington, DC.
1868 - Jesse James Gang robbed a bank in Russellville, KY, of $14,000.
1896 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua to protect U.S. citizens in the wake of a revolution.
1897 - The first U.S. orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary was incorporated in New York.
1899 - At Sing Sing prison, Martha Place was the 1st woman to be executed in the electric chair. She was put to death for the murder of her stepdaughter.
1918 - The Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union asked for American aid to rebuild their army.
1922 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding ordered U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.
1922 - The USS Langley was commissioned. It was the first aircraft carrier for the U.S. Navy.
1940 - The British Royal Air Force conducted an all-night air raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.
1952 - The U.S. Senate ratified a peace treaty with Japan.
1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.
1969 - U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy called on the U.S. to close all bases in Taiwan.
1976 - Patricia Hearst was convicted of armed robbery for her role in the hold up of a San Francisco Bank.
1980 - The U.S. made an appeal to the International Court concerning the American Hostages in Iran.
1987 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AZT. The drug was proven to slow the progress of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
1990 - Imelda Marcos, widow of ex-Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, went on trial for racketeering, embezzlement and bribery.
1990 - In Rumania, tanks were sent to the town of Tirgu Mures to quell ethnic riots.
1991 - The U.S. forgave $2 billion in loans to Poland.
2002 - Arthur Andersen pled innocent to charges that it had shredded documents and deleted computer files related to the energy company Enron.
2003 - U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait.
2004 - The U.S. military charged six soldiers with abusing inmates at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

World News

Ukraine quits CIS, sets visa regime with Russia, wants Crimea as 'demilitarized zone'
RT - The interim government in Kiev says Ukraine will leave the commonwealth of post-Soviet states and force Russians to apply for entry visas, and plans to ask the United Nations to make Crimea a demilitarized zone.

Ukrainian servicemen leave Navy base in Sevastopol as Crimea protesters storm HQ
RT - At least 30 Ukrainian naval personnel have left the Ukrainian Navy headquarters in the city of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula after demonstrators stormed the premises early in the morning.

More 'Mysterious Snipers' Responsible For Latest Ukraine Escalation?
Activist Post - Tensions are rising yet again in Crimea as the first Ukrainian military death has taken place on the Peninsula since the crisis began.

Russia to redirect trade elsewhere in case of EU-US sanctions
RT - Russia will switch to other trade partners if economic sanctions are imposed by the US and the European Union, the Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said.

Fascist Thugs Beat Up Ukraine TV Boss, Demand Resignation
Kurt Nimmo - Russia, Turkey and Cuba reported the beating of Alexander Panteleymonov, the director of Ukraine’s state-run NTU television company, but the story is apparently not important enough to air on American corporate news networks.

Israel Criticizes U.S. “Weakness” on Ukraine, Syria
Kurt Nimmo - Israel’s defense minister, Moshe Ya’alon, used the State Department orchestrated unraveling of Ukraine and the failure of the United States to confront Russia militarily to criticize the “weakness” of the Obama administration. He said because the U.S. has not pursued the role of world policeman more aggressively it is inviting terrorism.

VIDEO: Israel PM orders army to prepare to hit Iran nuclear sites
Press TV - According to a Wednesday report by Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Tel Aviv has allocated more than 2.8 billion dollars of this year’s Israeli budget to preparations for Iran attack.

Israel air force strikes Syrian army targets
(AP) - The Israeli military says its warplanes have carried out airstrikes against Syrian army targets in response to a roadside bomb that hit an Israeli patrol and wounded four soldiers the day before.

US troops to train Libyan forces
Press TV - US troops will go to Libya to prepare the ground for a larger US mission to train Libyan soldiers in Bulgaria.

US boycotts UN human rights conference with drone resolution looming
RT - Pakistani leaders hope to convince the United Nations Human Rights Council to pass a resolution that would force US drone strikes to adhere to international law – a request that inspired the US to boycott the talks altogether, according to a new report.

Could MH370 have been ‘swapped’ mid-air?
Yahoo News - There is another angle which I think might be a possibility that the MH370 switched codes. If MH370 had a code of, say 4376, then it would be pretty easy to get another aircraft, say a Gulfstream 5 private jet, to fly up behind it and swap codes.

Australia PM: Two Objects Spotted Possibly Related to MH370
Breitbart - Four military search planes were dispatched Thursday to try to determine whether two large objects bobbing in a remote part of the Indian Ocean were part of a possible debris field of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘Is It Preposterous’ to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing? - CNN’s Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

The Pentagon Spent $2.7 Billion on an Intelligence System That Doesn’t Work
The Wire - Here’s another item for the (long) list of spectacular waste in the Pentagon’s budget: a $2.7-billion intelligence program that’s supposed to help Army troops on the ground collect and use intelligence on enemy fighters.

Gun Tattoo Mistakenly Brings Heavily Armed Police To Maine Man’s Home
Blacklisted News - Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun. Turns out the “gun” the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith of Norridgewock was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach.

Man arrested for drinking iced tea could get probation, community service
Blacklisted News - A man drinking canned iced tea in a parking lot was accosted by a plainclothes beverage cop who demanded to inspect his drink. He was placed in handcuffs and arrested. Even though the man was innocent and was only drinking tea, prosecutors are still trying to set him up with probation and community service.

GMO labeling effort in Colorado scores win in state Supreme Court
RT - An effort to put a ballot initiative in front of Colorado voters regarding the labeling of genetically modified foods was allowed to proceed after the state Supreme Court dismissed a challenge by biotech and food industry outfits.

Bin Laden son-in-law unexpectedly testifies at his U.S. trial
(Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, unexpectedly testified on Wednesday at his trial on terrorism-related charges and denied that he had any role in al Qaeda plots against the United States.

AP photographer hits White House: 'Once we lose access, we'll never get it back'
Washington Examiner - In the latest media charge that the White House has reneged on promises to be “transparent,” two of AP's White House staff told a convention in Denver this week that the president's team often bars coverage of Obama events because they are “hypersensitive” about his image.

Rand Paul “concerned about who is truly in charge of our government”
Steve Watson - In a scheduled appearance at the University of California-Berkeley, Paul will address the continuing domestic spying controversy. In prepared comments Paul notes.... “I look into the eyes of senators and I think I see real fear. Maybe it’s just my imagination, but I think I perceive FEAR of an intelligence community drunk with power, unrepentant, and uninclined to relinquish power.”
* Related: Rand Paul gets standing ovation...

Humor & Satire

US escalates sanctions, unfriends Putin on facebook
Daily Paul - In a stunning diplocatic coup, the USA under State Department marionette John Kerry, has unfriended Russian president Vladimir Putin on facebook. This comes amid reports that similar pressure was used to shut down Putin's Netflix account.

Economy & Business

Obama’s budget bad for 401(k) savers
CNBC - President Obama's proposed budget for 2015 would be a disaster for the millions of Americans who are under prepared for retirement. This plan would reduce the tax incentives for employers to offer retirement plans to their employees.

The Federal Reserve Seems Quite Serious About Tapering – So What Comes Next?
Economic Collapse - It looks like that under Janet Yellen the Fed is quite determined to bring the quantitative easing program to a close by the end of this year. Up until now, the financial markets have been slow to react because there has been a belief that the Fed would reverse course on tapering the moment that the U.S. economy started to slow down again. But even though the U.S. middle class is in horrible shape, and even though there are lots of signs that we are heading into another recession, the Fed has continued tapering.

New York state cracking down on drivers who don’t pay taxes
Hudson Valley News - A new law states that if someone owes more than $10,000 in back taxes, they could see their driving privileges suspended. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the new law has motivated many people to pay up, as more than $56 million has been added to state coffers. He expects to raise millions more.

Veteran News

Navy Family: Fukushima Gave Our One-Year-Old Brain and Spine Cancer
Mikael Thalen - A U.S. Navy family is blaming their one-year-old’s brain and spine cancer on radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.... According to Charles Bonner, an attorney representing dozens of the cancer-stricken sailors, Fukushima’s radiation is being passed onto his client’s children.

Energy & Environment

Second radiation leak detected at New Mexico nuclear waste site
RT - About one month after radiation leaks were reported at the United States’ first nuclear waste repository, a second release has been detected in the air by Department of Energy officials.

Airplane pilots hit by ‘nearly blinding’ glare from massive Calif. solar facility
The Daily Caller - The Ivanpah solar energy plant in San Bernardino County is the world’s largest solar thermal plant and has 173,500 large mirrors that reflect sunlight onto boilers in three 459-foot towers. A feat of modern engineering — to green energy advocates, but a flying hazard to pilots.

Science & Technology

Robot writes LA Times earthquake breaking news article
BBC - Journalist and programmer Ken Schwencke created an algorithm that automatically generates a short article when an earthquake occurs. Mr Schwencke told Slate magazine that it took around three minutes for the story to appear online. "Robo-journalism" is increasingly being used in newsrooms worldwide.

Earth dodged a massive magnetic eruption from Sun that could have wreaked havoc
Times of India - A massive magnetic storm at a speed of 3,000 kilometres per second — enough to circle the Earth five times in one minute - the likes of which has not been seen in the past 150 years — almost hit earth in 2012.... The solar bursts would have enveloped Earth in magnetic fireworks matching the largest magnetic storm ever reported on Earth, the so-called Carrington event of 1859.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Roundup's Reach: Present in All Tested Human and Animal Samples
Activist Post - A newly released study published in Environmental & Analytical Toxicology highlights the chemical dangers associated with the GMO agricultural system, which relies heavily on the herbicide known as glyphosate (aka Roundup), and to which widespread exposure through the environment and our food is increasingly becoming inevitable.

Facing Drought, California Farmers Rally Against Regulations Limiting Water Supplies
Breitbart - In California, where drought conditions are severe, regulations that prevent water from reaching desperate farmers prompted thousands of farmers to rally Wednesday in protest. At the same time the rally was held, farmers were in Washington to testify at a congressional field hearing about the impact of the regulations on their livelihoods.


5 Steps To Treating Broken Bones In The Wilderness
Off the Grid News - The worst place you could possibly break a bone is out in the wilderness, but of course it does happen, and it happens quite often, in fact.


Most Cancer Patients are Vitamin D Deficient, Cancer Rates Soaring
Natural Society - “Vitamin D helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth. It is obtained primarily through exposure of the skin to sunlight, but it can also be obtained from some foods and dietary supplements. Many studies in humans, but not all, suggest that higher intakes of vitamin D or higher levels of vitamin D in the blood are associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer.

Mysterious Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate Discovered
Natural Blaze - The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, but the exact reason has remained a mystery –– until now. Researchers reported here today that certain bacteria in the stomach gobble the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart.

Sprouts: The live food nutritional powerhouse
STEPin2 - Sprouts are an incredibly nutritious food. They are seeds that are grown in water until they sprout and then eaten. They make a convenient addition to salads and can pack a healthy punch. Vitamin content of some seeds can increase by up to 20 times their original value within a few days of sprouting.

Is your grape seed oil made with hexane, a hydrocarbon vapor and constituent of gasoline?
(NaturalNews) Hexane is a colorless and odorless hydrocarbon vapor that comes from crude oil and is used to make most grape seed oil. Hexanes in general are significant constituents of gasoline and are also widely used as cheap solvents.... You may have heard of hexanes used for the glue in shoes, for leather products and for roofing. The FDA allows U.S. food oils to be prepared using hexane as an extraction method, and this is quite common for canola oil and grape seed oil.

Protect yourself from the cancer-causing radiation of smart meters
(NaturalNews) Everything in modern medicine and technology is making humans more vulnerable to electromagnetic pollution. Chemtrails, dental amalgams, vaccines and heavy metals in our food supply make us hypersensitive to electromagnetic frequency vibrations. These highly-toxic electrical disturbances cause oxidative stress, cell death and, eventually, chronic disease.

Top ten REAL medical conspiracies that actually happened
(NaturalNews) The mainstream media is focused this week on trying to convince you that "medical conspiracy theories" are whacky and untrue. Published by Reuters, USA Today and other mainstream media outlets, a false story based on distorted research is now trying to convince you that there is no such thing as a "medical conspiracy."

CDC study: Babies in US improperly vaccinated, adverse reactions reported in 50 percent of incidents
(NaturalNews) A new CDC study found that the rotavirus vaccine, designed to protect against severe diarrhea, has been improperly administered to infants in an unknown number of cases. The maltreated babies were administered an oral vaccination as an injection which, besides being completely invalid, caused adverse reactions in 50 percent of reported cases.

Why did UN mercury treaty exempt mascara?
NaturalNews) As the United Nations presses forward with plans to limit mercury exposure and pollution worldwide as part of its Minamata Convention, controversy is erupting over certain exemptions in the treaty that many say are unjust and unfair. According to Environmental Health News (EHN), mascara and other makeup products known to contain added mercury will apparently not be bound by the convention, as officials claim these products contain only "trace contaminants."

Wednesday - March 19, 2014 - Today In History:
1628 - The Massachusetts colony was founded by Englishmen
1822 - The city of Boston, MA, was incorporated.
1831 - The first bank robbery in America was reported. The City Bank of New York City lost $245,000 in the robbery.
1865 - The Battle of Bentonville took place. The Confederates retreated from Greenville, NC.
1866 - The immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sank in Liverpool killing 738.
1879 - Jim Currie opened fire on the actors Maurice Barrymore and Ben Porter near Marshall, TX. The shots wounded Barrymore and killed Porter.
1895 - The Los Angeles Railway was established to provide streetcar service.
1900 - U.S. President McKinley asserted that there was a need for free trade with Puerto Rico.
1900 - Archeologist Arthur John Evans began the excavation of Knossos Palace in Greece.
1903 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.
1905 - French explorer S. de Segonzac was taken prisoner by Moroccans.
1906 - Reports from Berlin estimated the cost of the German war in S.W. Africa at $150 million.
1908 - The state of Maryland barred Christian Scientists from practicing without medical diplomas.
1915 - Pluto was photographed for the first time. However, it was not known at the time.
1917 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Adamson Act that made the eight-hour workday for railroads constitutional.
1918 - The U.S. Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time.
1918 - A German seaplane was shot down for the first time by an American pilot.
1920 - The U.S. Senate rejected the Versailles Treaty for the second time maintaining an isolation policy.
1924 - U.S. troops were rushed to Tegucigalpa as rebel forces took the Honduran capital.
1931 - The state of Nevada legalized gambling.
1940 - The French government of Daladier fell.
1942 - The Thoroughbred Racing Association was formed in Chicago.
1944 - Tippett's oratorium "Child of Our Time," premiered in London.
1945 - About 800 people were killed as Japanese kamikaze planes attacked the U.S. carrier Franklin off Japan.
1945 - Adolf Hitler issued his "Nero Decree" which ordered the destruction of German facilities that could fall into Allied hands as German forces were retreating.
1947 - Chiang Kai-Shek's government forces took control of Yenan, the former headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party.
1948 - Lee Savold knocked out Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds of the first round of their prize fight at Madison Square Gardens.
1949 - The Soviet People's Council signed the constitution of the German Democratic Republic, and declared that the North Atlantic Treaty was merely a war weapon.
1953 - The Academy Awards aired on television for the first time.
1953 - Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premiered in New York City.
1954 - Viewers saw the first televised prize fight shown in color when Joey Giardello knocked out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1954 - The first rocket-driven sled that ran on rails was tested in Alamogordo, NM.
1963 - In Costa Rica, U.S. President John F. Kennedy and six Latin American presidents pledged to fight Communism.
1964 - Sean Connery began shooting his role in "Goldfinger."
1965 - Indonesia nationalized all foreign oil companies.
1965 - Rembrandt's "Titus" sold for $7,770,000.
1968 - Students at Howard University students seized an administration building.
1969 - British invaded Anguilla.
1972 - India and Bangladesh signed a friendship treaty.
1976 - Buckingham Palace announced the separation of Princess Margaret and her husband, the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years of marriage.
1977 - Congo President Marien Ngouabi was killed by a suicide commando.
1977 - France performed a nuclear test at Muruora Island.
1977 - The last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" aired.
1979 - The U.S. House of Representatives began broadcasting its daily business on TV.
1981 - During a test of the space shuttle Columbia two workers were injured and one was killed.
1981 - The Buffalo Sabres set an NHL record when they scored 9 goals in one period against Toronto.
1984 - The TV show "Kate and Allie" premiered.
1984 - A Mobile oil tanker spilled 200,000 gallons into the Columbia River.
1985 - IBM announced that it was planning to stop making the PCjr consumer-oriented computer.
1985 - The U.S. Senate voted to authorize production of the MX missile.
1987 - Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned from the PTL due to a scandal involving Jessica Hahn.
1988 - Two British soldiers were killed by mourners at a funeral in Belfast, North Ireland. The soldiers were shot to death after being dragged from a car and beaten.
1990 - Latvia's political opposition claimed victory in the republic's first free elections in 50 years.
1990 - The first world ice hockey tournament for women was held in Ottawa.
1991 - Brett Hull, of the St. Louis Blues, became the third National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 80 goals in a season.
1994 - The largest omelet in history was made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan.
1998 - The World Health Organization warned of tuberculosis epidemic that could kill 70 million people in next two decades.
1999 - 53 people were killed and dozens were injured when a bomb exploded in a market place in southern Russia.
2000 - Vector Data Systems conducted a simulation of the 1993 Branch Davidian siege in Waco, TX. The simulation showed that the government had not fired first.
2001 - California officials declared a power alert and ordered the first of two days of rolling blackouts.
2002 - Operation Anaconda, the largest U.S.-led ground offensive since the Gulf War, ended in eastern Afghanistan. During the operation, which began on March 2, it was reported that at least 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters were killed. Eleven allied troops were killed during the same operation.
2002 - Actor Ben Kingsley was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
2003 - U.S. President George W. Bush announced that U.S. forces had launched a strike against "targets of military opportunity" in Iraq. The attack, using cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs, were aimed at Iraqi leaders thought to be near Baghdad.

World News

U.S. Moves to Squash EU Resistance in Eastern Europe
Kurt Nimmo - Vice President Joe Biden set the stage for the next phase of the economic war on Russia Tuesday when he announced from Poland the U.S. will impose a new round of sanctions following a vote in Crimea over the weekend declaring secession from Ukraine.

Ron Paul: Crimea secedes. So what?
USA Today - What's the big deal? Opponents of the Crimea vote like to point to the illegality of the referendum. But self-determination is a centerpiece of international law. Article I of the United Nations Charter points out clearly that the purpose of the U.N. is to "develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples."

Russia Sounds Alarm on Economy as West Starts With Sanctions
Bloomberg - Russia’s economy is showing signs of a crisis, the government in Moscow said as the U.S. and the European Union announced sanctions over its support for the Crimea region breaking away from Ukraine.

Russian Stocks, Ruble Respond To Obama's Sanctions By Extending Gains
Zero Hedge - Despite no move in gold, silver, or US Treasuries, US equities (and JPY crosses) remain bid. But perhaps the most intriguing reaction to Obama's escalation is the surge higher in Russian stocks and rally in the Ruble... Putin and his oligarch friends must be pleased.

US closes Syrian embassy in Washington
(AP) - The Obama administration ordered the Syrian government on Tuesday to suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States, requiring all personnel who are not legal U.S residents to leave the country.

‘Boycott Israel’ app in final stages of development
RT - The Boycott Israel movement is developing a smart-phone application that will allow followers to avoid Israeli products. The campaign for Palestinian rights continues to gather momentum, despite Israeli accusations of anti-Semitism.

Expert: Missing Flight Could Have Been ‘Cyber Hijacked’
Business Insider - As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues, one possibility is that the plane could have been hijacked using a mobile phone or even a USB stick. The theory comes from a British anti-terrorism expert who says cyber terrorists could have used a series of “codes” to hack the plane’s in-flight entertainment system and infiltrate the security software.

Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Clean-up 'Dumped on Destitute and Unskilled' - Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the operator of the nuclear plant, has come under intense scrutiny for leaving the hazardous decommissioning work to unqualified staff while pouring resources into another plant, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, according to the New York Times.

Crimean forces take Ukrainian navy HQ
Washington Post - Crimea’s self-defense forces on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region.

Soldier Killed in Crimea: Possible False Flag to Start War
Kurt Nimmo - The establishment media is spinning the shooting death of a Ukrainian soldier in Crimea following a vote to secede from Ukraine. USA Today and other propaganda cartels in the United States are insinuating that violence will be an inevitable result following the vote and the move for Crimea to secede from the rest of Ukraine, now under the control a coup government in Kyiv that violently ejected a democratically elected president in February.

NATO slams Russia's ‘illegal’ annexation of Crimea
Press TV - In a statement released on Tuesday, Anders Fogh Rasmussen stated that NATO allies would not recognize Crimea’s reunification with Russia.

Moscow to demand $20 bn from Ukraine, if it brings back ‘zero option’
RT - Moscow could ask Ukraine to immediately repay $20 billion in Soviet debt, if Kiev returns to a so-called “zero option” and in particular insists on getting back deposits in the former USSR Savings Bank worth an estimated $80 billion.

The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it
The Guardian - The Bank of England's dose of honesty throws the theoretical basis for austerity out the window.

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane was programmed to divert just before signoff – report
RT - Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 changed direction at least 12 minutes before its co-pilot signed off, sources told NBC News. The diversion was based on a programming command to the plane’s cockpit computer used to guide the flight plan.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Private School Defends Strip-Searching Child, Says Constitutional Rights Do Not Apply
Steve Watson - Mother told a Federal court this week that school officials in Pennsylvania told her that they were within their rights to strip-search her daughter, asserting that the girl “does not have constitutional rights because she is in a private school.”

VIDEO: Insurance Companies Will Receive $5.5 Billion in Bailouts in 2015
Ben Swann - Insurance companies such as WellPoint and Humana will receive $5.5 billion in bailouts in 2015 to help cover the losses they claim they will face because of Obamacare. The reason… Insurance companies claim that government must help to lessen the “risk” they take through Obamacare mandates.

Obamacare leaves Vegas man owing $407,000 in doctor bills
Review Journal - Basich, 62, bought a plan through the state’s Nevada Health Link insurance exchange in the fall. He’s been paying monthly premiums since November.... Basich owes $407,000 for care received in January and February, when his policy was supposed to be in effect. Instead, he’s covered only for March and beyond.

Trial Judge Will Not Allow 9/11 Architect’s Testimony
NY Times - A judge in Manhattan ruled on Tuesday that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described architect of the Sept. 11 attacks, will not be permitted to provide testimony in the terrorism trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a former top adviser to Osama bin Laden.

Toronto 9/11 Ad Campaign Launched: Subway Riders Will See Footage of WTC 7 Collapse
Activist Post - March 18th, the ReThink911 group launched a new ad campaign that is showcased within the Toronto subway system (TTC.) This campaign will be running for 2 weeks and approximately 1.2 million residents of Toronto will see video footage of the collapse of World Trade Center 7 compared to a controlled demolition with the caption “”

Psychologists To Line Boston Marathon Route
Adan Salazar - Psychologists will be on hand at various points throughout this year’s Boston Marathon to address mental issues incurred from last year’s race. The unprecedented effort is being taken in attempts to accommodate spectators or racers who “may be feeling a little more on edge. A little more tearful perhaps or a little more irritable and less patient,” a psychologist tells CBS Boston.

NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls
Washington Post - The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place, according to people with direct knowledge of the effort and documents supplied by former contractor Edward Snowden.

Rush for gun permits following overturn of California firearms law
RT - The number of applications for concealed weapons permits has exploded in California, especially in rural counties, after a federal court overturned legal restrictions on the traditionally Democratic state's concealed firearms law.

Economy & Business

34% of Workers Have Less than $1,000 for Retirement
Fox Business - Thirty-six percent of workers have less than $1,000 in savings and investments for retirement, according to the 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey from Employee Benefit Research Institute. This is an increase from 28% in 2013.

Fast-food protests planned in 30 cities across US
RT - Supporters of a minimum wage hike for fast-food employees have planned protests in about 30 US cities on Tuesday, as they hope to highlight what they see as wage theft by restaurants.

White House Refuses To Disclose Cost Of Michelle Obama’s Taxpayer-Funded China Trip
Ben Swann - Michelle Obama, her two kids, her mother, and numerous aides will enjoy a taxpayer-funded trip to China from March 19 to March 26. White House officials refuse to tell U.S. taxpayers how much they will shell out for the trip, likely due to inevitable media scrutiny.

GM recalls 1.5 million more vehicles; CEO says 'terrible things happened'
(Reuters) - General Motors Co announced new recalls of 1.5 million vehicles on Monday and in a virtually unprecedented public admission by a GM chief executive, Mary Barra acknowledged the company fell short in catching faulty ignition switches linked to 12 deaths.

Treasury’s Cohen Sees No Widespread Criminal Bitcoin Use
Bloomberg - The U.S. government sees no evidence of “widespread” use of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin to evade sanctions or finance terrorism, the Treasury Department’s top official targeting money laundering said.

Energy & Environment

Poisonous Chemtrail Rain is Killing our Trees
Natural Society - Though the atmosphere is being changed in highly CLASSIFIED acts conducted by our government and NATO countries as a DARPA-sponsored program, the evidence of this insane spraying is everywhere. Chemtrail damaged soil also means that important microbes and bacteria that keep our trees healthy are killed. The foliage of our trees is looking sick and damaged all over the US. Reports are coming in, far and wide, from Halifax, New Jersey to Orlando, Florida.

VIDEO: Massive Blast at N.M. Base Caught on Radar
Dutchsinse - March 17, 2014 at approximately 7pm MST a large plume erupted from just west of Carrizozo Volcanic field, White Sands / Area 29 military test range. Whether its a man made explosion, or a volcanic event, regardless --- a large plume of particulate matter has been expelled skyward, and has now blown across the state of New Mexico heading directly towards Amarillo, Texas. Nuclear test? What else could this be?

Sunoco oil pipeline leaks in Ohio nature preserve
(Reuters) - A major oil pipeline owned by Sunoco Logistics Partners LP leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio late on Monday.

Fukushima Solutions World Conference to be hosted in Austin, TX, March 22-23
Natural News Buzz - The Fukushima Solutions World Conference being hosted by the Young Americans for Liberty from the University of Texas at Austin... The first day of the event will feature foremost experts in nuclear issues discussing remediation solutions for the continuing Fukushima disaster. The focus on the second day will be health issues and providing solutions for personal health.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It
Wired - After years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn.


Mental health hospitalizations for children increased almost one-quarter
RT - Millions of children across America are being hospitalized for issues related to mental illness, according to a new study, accounting for roughly one-tenth of the country’s youth population.

Oregano Oil Could Help People Recover from Contagious Norovirus
Natural Society - A new study indicates oregano oil could hold the key to fighting norovirus—a contagious illness which was eradicated from hundreds on a Caribbean cruise.

Did You Know Aloe Vera Offers Miracle Solutions for Serious Diseases?
Natural Society - From resolving AIDS to cancer, the aloe vera plant has been used medicinally for centuries to tackle numerous diseases, but this information is suppressed.

Honey - The Perfect Antibiotic Capable of Solving The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance - Honey, one of the most incredible non-perishable foods that can kill almost every type of bacteria. It could also be one sweet solution to the serious, ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, researchers said.

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

Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More
Natural Society - As our day wears on, even when we get enough sleep at night, our focus and alertness degrade. While this can be a minor inconvenience in modern times, it may have meant life or death for our ancestors. Whether you are finishing up a project for work or hunting for your livelihood, a nap can rekindle your alertness and have your neurons back up and firing on high in as little as 15 to 20 minutes.

'Natural Cures' Author Kevin Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Years Prison
Natural Blaze - On Monday, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman sentenced Trudeau to 10 years in prison for "bilking consumers via infomercials for his best-selling weight loss book." But not before blasting him with a lecture on morality about the decades he "steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own personal gain" and called him "deceitful to the core."

Suppressed science: Garlic proven to kill brain cancer cells without side effects
(NaturalNews) A small group of researchers at Medical University of South Carolina discovered something that's useful for anyone willing to properly consume lots of garlic. They discovered that certain organo-sulfur compounds in garlic do kill brain cancer cells without disturbing healthy cells.

Most pickles sold in stores have been pasteurized, destroying their probiotic qualities
(NaturalNews) Lactobacillus is an important probiotic that helps regulate digestion and boost the body's immune system.... Pasteurization is designed to kill all bacteria in a food, so it eliminates any probiotic benefits and potentially changes the chemistry of the food in harmful ways.

Carrageenan: a popular natural ingredient that may compromise health
(NaturalNews) Found in an astounding array of foods, from cereal bars to non-dairy milk substitutes, carrageenan is not as harmless as it may appear upon first glance. Linked with gastrointestinal inflammation, lesions and malignant tumors, carrageenan can cause significant damage. And if you think purchasing organic will keep you safe, think again.

Tuesday - March 18, 2014 - Today In History:
1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
1818 - The U.S. Congress approved the first pensions for government service.
1834 - The first railroad tunnel in the U.S. was completed. The work was in Pennsylvania.
1835 - Charles Darwin left Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass.
1865 - The Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourned for the last time.
1881 - Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opened in Madison Square Gardens.
1911 - Theodore Roosevelt opened the Roosevelt Dam in Arizona. It was the largest dam in the U.S. at the time.
1917 - The Germans sank the U.S. ships, City of Memphis, Vigilante and the Illinois, without any warning.
1942 - The third military draft began in the U.S. because of World War II.
1943 - American forces took Gafsa in Tunisia.
1945 - 1,250 U.S. bombers attacked Berlin.
1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was ratified.
1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Miranda decision concerning legal council for defendants.
1969 - U.S. President Nixon authorizes Operation Menue. It was the ‘secret’ bombing of Cambodia.
1970 - The U.S. Postal Service experienced the first postal strike.
1971 - U.S. helicopters airlifted 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers out of Laos.
1974 - Most of the Arab oil-producing nations ended their five-month embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan.
1977 - Vietnam turned over an MIA to a U.S. delegation.
1981 - The U.S. disclosed that there were biological weapons tested in Texas in 1966.
1987 - The U.S. performed nuclear tests at a Nevada test site.
2005 - Doctors in Florida, acting on orders of a state judge, removed Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. (The brain-damaged woman died 13 days later.)
2011 - President Barack Obama demanded that Moammar Gadhafi halt all military attacks on civilians and said that if the Libyan leader did not stand down, the United States would join other nations in launching military action against him.

World News

Putin Signs Decree Recognizing Crimea as Sovereign State: Russian Agencies
(Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday recognizing Crimea as a sovereign state after the Ukrainian region declared itself independent and applied to join Russia following a weekend referendum.

Russian ruble becomes Crimea’s second official currency
RT - The Crimean parliament has announced the Russian ruble will become the second official currency of Crimea and will be circulating alongside the hryvnia until it is withdrawn in 2016.

Obama imposes sanctions on 11 Russians and Ukrainians
CNBC News - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday imposed sanctions on 11 Russians and Ukrainians blamed for Russia's military incursion into Crimea, including two top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were the most visible sign of U.S. anger at Russia's attempt to absorb the Crimea region of southern Ukraine, reflecting the deepest plunge in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War.

Russian Deputy PM Laughs at Obama’s Sanctions
ABC News - Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed off President Obama’s sanction against him today asking “Comrade @BarackObama” if “some prankster” came up with the list.

US and EU: Making Europeans Suffer is a “Price Worth Paying” to Punish Russia Over Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - Russia responded to threat of sanctions by moving more than $100 billion in Treasury bonds out of the U.S.

US, Germany inspectors to fly over Russia amid Ukraine tensions
RT - American and German inspectors will make observation flights over Russia and Belarus within the framework of the international treaty on Open Skies. The mission is set to verify the true position of Russian troops and military equipment.

Crimea? No, Venice! Independence referendum in EU goes almost unnoticed
RT - While the Crimean referendum tops world media headlines, an attempt at secession is going on in Veneto, Italy, with its major city Venice. But as it is being virtually ignored by media, people in Europe are hardly aware of what’s happening next door.

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Co-pilot was last to speak from cockpit
The Telegraph - Malaysian authorities now say 27-year-old co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid issued the casual sign-off, "All right, good night"

Finally, A Plausible Scenario Of What Happened To Flight 370
Zero Hedge - At long last, a plausible scenario of what happened to Flight 370 has emerged. By plausible I mean that the scenario fits all the known facts.

Ukraine Prepares for War After Crimea Vote
Kurt Nimmo - Coup leaders in Kyiv have rejected the Crimea referendum, refuse to pull troops off the peninsula following a March 17 vote to secede, and are preparing for war.

IMF Plans Massive Austerity for Ukraine According to Crimea Leaders
Activist Post - If statements made by Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea, Olga Kovitidi, are to be taken as truth, the future of Ukrainians living under the yoke of Fascists, the European Union, and the IMF will be yet another example of the imposition of extreme austerity measures and national impoverishment that is the fruit of alignment with those institutions.

‘Bias, double standards’: Moscow bewildered by UN aide’s remarks on Ukraine
RT - Russia’s Foreign Ministry described remarks on the situation in Ukraine, made by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic as “biased” and accused the official of double standards.

Russia’s Sanctions List Said To Include US Senators, High Ranking Administration Officials
Zero Hedge - Putin is expected to release his retaliation list as early as Tuesday and while the final list is still being crafted, it will include top Obama administration officials and high profile U.S. senators, in an effort to roughly mirror the U.S. sanctions against Russian officials and lawmakers, according to diplomatic sources.

Sri Lankan President Bans Sale of Roundup Over Chronic Kidney Disease Study
Sustainable Pulse - Sri Lanka has become the first country to ban the sale of Monsanto’s “Roundup” glyphosate weedicide after a study found that the weedicide is responsible for the increasing number of chronic kidney disease patients.

France Bans Monsanto GM Maize ahead of Sowing Season
Sustainable Pulse - France’s agriculture ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto’s MON 810 genetically modified maize, the only variety currently authorised in the European Union.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Former House Stenographer Whose Bizarre Rant Included God, the Constitution and Freemasons Says She ‘Did Not Have a Breakdown’ - Former House stenographer Dianne Reidy, the woman who was removed from the House chamber last October when she went on a rant about God and the Constitution, released a video statement Saturday denying she suffered a breakdown and claiming that God guided her actions.

Obama administration censoring records more than ever before
RT - Despite promising he’d preside over the most transparent administration in United States history, President Barack Obama’s White House is setting new records with regards to not releasing government documents.

Border Patrol Agents Train for War on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Blacklisted News - In desert camouflage and combat helmets, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents kneel behind a white truck. One agent has his pistol aimed at an unseen enemy. Another has a semi-automatic assault rifle. In the distance stretches the brown desert landscape, the mountains, the expansive sky.

ATF Raids Gun Parts Store and Seizes Customer Data
Kit Daniels - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided a gun parts manufacturer over the weekend after a federal judge overturned a restraining order preventing the raid. ATF agents equipped with M4s and plate armor conducted the raid on Ares Armor in National City, Cali. in order to seize the manufacturer’s customer data with the help of a local locksmith who cracked the safe inside the store.

VIDEO: Massive SWAT Raid on CT College Over Plastic Sword
The Daily Sheeple - Junior college students faced an armed SWAT squad over a plastic sword. Armed police locked down the collage and burst into dorm rooms looking for weapons. students were forbidden to leave their rooms and were interrogated by the team. dressed in combat gear they looked way more like a military unit than a police squad. K9 units and militarized vehicles were also in attendance.

TSA Polices St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Adan Salazar - A St. Patrick’s Day celebration and parade this past weekend in Portland, Maine, boasted a high turnout, and one notable attendee was the Department of Homeland Security.

Feds Spend $356,337 on ‘Simulation Facility’ to Study How People Cross the Road
CNS News – The National Science Foundation has awarded a $356,337 grant to the University of Iowa to use virtual technology to study social influences on risky cycling and pedestrian behavior.

New York Residents Set Fire to Gun Registration Forms
Mikael Thalen - Second Amendment supporters in Saratoga Springs, New York burned nearly one thousand gun registration forms this Sunday in protest to the NY SAFE Act.

Economy & Business

29-Year-Old Welfare Parasite Would Not Accept An $80,000 A Year Job Driving A Truck
Economic Collapse - What should be done with a 29-year-old welfare parasite that believes that in addition to practicing with his rock band, his main job in life is to "make sure the sun's up and the girls are out"? Most people that receive government assistance truly need the help and do not abuse the system, but there are definitely others that do abuse the system and do not make any excuses for doing so.

Veteran News

House of Cards: Highly ranked Army general pleads guilty to multiple sex crimes, Senate reacts - At a Fort Brag military court the United States reached a deal with defense attorneys of U.S. Army brigadier general Jeffrey Sinclair Sunday. The United States agreed to drop charges of sexual assault and two other charges, which would have forced him to register as a sex offender, in exchange for a plea deal.

Housing Market

NY state regulators eyeing Wells Fargo foreclosure manual
NY Post - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and three major regulators are investigating allegations made in a federal court case that Wells Fargo has set up detailed internal procedures to fabricate foreclosure papers on demand.

Energy & Environment

Professor Calls For Climate Change ‘Deniers’ To Be Imprisoned
Steve Watson - A professor with Rochester Institute of Technology has called for the incarceration of any American who actively disagrees that climate change is solely caused by human activity.

Wireless electricity? It's here
CNN - "We're going to transfer power without any kind of wires," says Dr Hall, now Chief Technology Officer at WiTricity -- a start-up developing wireless "resonance" technology. "But, we're not actually putting electricity in the air. What we're doing is putting a magnetic field in the air."

Cleanup of major toxic waste sites an ‘inefficient,’ unaccountable ‘shell game’
RT - Energy-intensive cleanup efforts at toxic-waste sites in the US government’s Superfund program ultimately amount to a shell game, where poisonous materials are constantly shuffled between treatment plants, all as harmful waste multiplies with each step.

Science & Technology

US, UK 'Enemies of the Internet' for first time
RT - The United Kingdom and the US have been branded ‘Enemies of the Internet’ for the first time by Reporters Without Borders on their annual list of countries which disrupt freedom of information through surveillance and censorship.

One-tenth of government computers under increased threat of hack after April 8
RT - Come April, hundreds of thousands of computers used by the US government could become susceptible to hackers and cyberattacks, largely due to the fact that they’ll be running an out-of-date operating system.


New Form of GMO Sneaking Into Food Supply This Year
Daniel Taylor - “Within 50 years we could have more life forms invented in a lab than we have ever identified in nature.” – Fidelity Investments. “This year [Evolva] will release a product that has been created by genetically modified yeast that converts sugars to vanillin. It will be the first major synthetic-biology food additive to hit supermarkets.” -

Royal Jelly: Anti-Diabetic Healing Gift from the Bee Hive
Green Med Info - Royal jelly is an amazing healing compound secreted by bees as both as a form of nourishment for the entire hive and an epigenetic control system used to direct the development of larvae into queen bees. This amazing substance has been extensively researched and demonstrated in the peer-reviewed published research to have over three dozen health benefits.

A Daily Beast 'Mystery Writer' Foams At Uninformed Mouth About Vaccines
Green Med Info - The Daily Beast, an American website claiming to provide "breaking news and sharp commentary," recently published an article titled, "Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC," providing not a shred of evidence to substantiate its vociferous claims.

Chemotherapy myth shattered: toxic drugs cause more cancer than they prevent
(NaturalNews) New research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has shattered the prevailing myth that chemotherapy drugs actually fight cancer. To the contrary, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, (UMA) found that these clinical poisons, though sometimes initially effective at stemming the growth and spread of existing tumor cells, eventually induce major stem cell damage that causes even more cancer.

Antibiotic drug sends cop into delusional episode of 'antibiomania,' prompting him to stab 'demon' firefighters
(NaturalNews) A Virginia Beach police officer who decided to go on a religious rampage with his taxpayer-issued firearm and badge, as well as a knife, is suing drug giant Abbott Laboratories over its antibiotic drug Biaxin, the generic version of which the cop claims caused him to shoot at and stab multiple firefighters whom he insanely believed at the time of his delusion to be demons trying to harm his friend.

Antibiotics causing fatal diarrhea in children
(NaturalNews) Newly published research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that doctor-prescribed antibiotics could be contributing to bouts of fatal diarrhea in children. Scientists found that the majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections took place following a round of antibiotics, according to the agency. The infections led to severe bouts of diarrhea, some of which can prove to be fatal.

Almost everyone is deficient and you can die without it: Potassium
(NaturalNews) Potassium is essential for the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system to operate normally. It's also required for regulating fluid balance, the body's acid-base balance, and blood pressure. Every cell in our bodies requires potassium to function properly. Insufficient potassium is linked to high blood pressure, osteoporosis, kidney stones, heart health issues, and strokes.

5 Delicious Smoothie Recipes To Mobilize Belly Fat
Natural Blaze - Quick and easy to prepare, these smoothie recipes not only contain a variety of refreshing fruits, they pack monounsaturated fatty acids and probiotics --two ingredients that help mobilize belly fat. The addition of chia seeds helps you feel full for at least an hour, not to mention adding valuable blood sugar benefits. These filling, creamy smoothies are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a Flat Belly snack.

Monday - March 17, 2014 - Today In History:
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
1756 - St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.
1776 - British forces evacuated Boston to Nova Scotia during the Revolutionary War.
1914 - Russia increased the number of active duty military from 460,000 to 1,700,000.
1941 - The National Gallery of Art was officially opened by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC.
1942 - Douglas MacArthur became the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in the Southwestern Pacific.
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. bombed Vienna.
1950 - Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced that they had created a new radioactive element. They named it "californium". It is also known as element 98.
1958 - The Vanguard 1 satellite was launched by the U.S.
1961 - The U.S. increased military aid and technicians to Laos.
1962 - Moscow asked the U.S. to pull out of South Vietnam.
1966 - A U.S. submarine found a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean off of Spain.
1970 - The U.S. Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon asked Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.
1973 - Twenty were killed in Cambodia when a bomb went off that was meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
1973 - The first American prisoners of war (POWs) were released from the "Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
1985 - U.S. President Reagan agreed to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.
1999 - A panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana had medical benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS.
2011 - The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action to protect civilians and impose a no-fly zone over Libya.

World News

Crimea Will Formally Apply To Join Russia Tomorrow After 95.5% Support Referendum; US, UK, EU Reject Results
Zero Hedge - With a voter turnout (79.09%) that exceeded every US Presidential election since 1900, the people of Crimea have spoken. Ukraine's leaders have called up 20,000 men for a newly-created National Guard as despite the so-called "truce" Russian APCs and Tanks are rolling. The White House is already out rejecting the vote (before the final results are released) as are the EU, UK, and France.

Obama And Putin Speak, Again - Here Is The White House Summary
Zero Hedge - Another day, another drawn out, pointless conversation between Obama and Putin, which will do nothing to prevent the imminent annexation of Crimea, whose people have voted and decided to join Russia.

McCain, Durbin Demand U.S. Arm Junta Government in Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - Republican Senator John McCain and his Democrat counterpart Senator Dick Durbin are demanding Obama send weapons to the coup in Kyiv. McCain headed up a bipartisan delegation of senators who traveled to Ukraine’s capitol to show support for the junta government that overthrew the country’s elected president last month.

Right Sector leader: Kiev should be ready to sabotage Russian pipelines in Ukraine
RT - The leader of ultranationalist group Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, has threatened to destroy Russian pipelines on Ukrainian territory if a diplomatic solution is not reached with Moscow.

Brzezinski Mapped Out the Battle for Ukraine in 1997 - One of the keys may be found by looking back at Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard in which he wrote, “Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia. Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire.”

VIDEO: Protesters clash with police in Venezuelan capital
Press TV - The violent protests came shortly after several hundred supporters of the Venezuelan government staged a colorful demonstration in Caracas on Saturday.

US gives Iraq Hellfire missiles, ammunition
Press TV - “Earlier this month, the United States delivered nearly 100 Hellfire missiles together with hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition and M4 rifles,” the US Embassy in Baghdad said in a Sunday statement.

VIDEO: North Korea test-fires missiles amid tensions
North Korea has test-fired at least 18 short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, provoking the neighboring south and the United States.

Exclusive: Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane deliberately flown way off course - sources
(Reuters) - Military radar data suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, heightening suspicions of foul play among investigators, sources told Reuters on Friday.

Rep. Rogers: Government Investigating Terrorism and National Security in Missing Flight - Malaysian official said investigators concluded the missing flight was hijacked. Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” today multiple U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for possible connections to terrorism or national security concerns.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: The Complete Timeline And Infographic
Zero Hedge - With Malaysian authorities frustrated (and seemingly confused), and US and Chinese government offering "help" to solve this increasingly mysterious disappearance of the Boeing 777-200ER over a week ago, we thought a quick summation of all that we know would be useful.

U.S. Navy SEALs Take Control of Oil Tanker Hijacked in Libya
Blacklisted News - United States Navy commandos seized a fugitive oil tanker in the Mediterranean waters southeast of Cyprus on Monday morning, thwarting an attempt by a breakaway Libyan militia to sell its contents on the black market, the Pentagon said. No one was hurt in the operation, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Harper hails end of Afghanistan mission as 'significant milestone'
CTV News - Prime Minister Stephen Harper hailed the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan Wednesday as a “significant milestone in the fight against global terror.” After 12 years, the loss of 162 lives and endless debate at home, the military mission formally ended with a ceremony in Kabul.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - A protest for gay rights and government reform?
(NaturalNews) The investigation of what happened to Flight 370 has now turned to captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a "fervent supporter" of Malaysian government opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who was thrown in jail for the "crime" of homosexuality just hours before Flight 370 disappeared.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Congress cites 9/11 Bush cover-up, demands Obama act
Press TV - Two members of Congress, specially authorized to view documents on 9/11 censored under the personal authority of President Bush (43), have come away “absolutely shocked,” demanding immediate action.

Lawmakers, victims' families call to declassify key portion of 9/11 report
McClatchy - The report, released by a joint panel of the House and Senate intelligence committees in December 2002, contains 28 redacted pages that family members and victims say would shed new light on the hijackings. At the time the report was released, the Bush administration classified the material, but numerous sources reported it dealt with the Saudis.

Against Ukraine War? Obama May Seize Your Assets
Ron Paul Institute - According to the president's recent Executive Order, "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine" (first reported by WND's Aaron Klein), the provisions for seizure of property extend to "any United States person." That means "any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States."

875,000 left in bureaucratic black hole that is US terror watchlist system
RT - The US had 875,000 people in its terrorist watchlist system as of December 2012. Those secretly blacklisted have no real path to challenge their status, states a new report, thus indefinitely restricting those listed from travel or simply getting a job.

13 Democrats Charged with Embezzling Millions from Charity - The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty.

Report Reveals Justice Dept. Prosecutors Average 33 Reckless or Intentional Legal and Ethical Violations a Year
AllGov - A report by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) found that there were more than 400 serious breaches of legal and ethical conduct by those in the Justice Department from fiscal year 2002 through 2013. Some of the violations included misleading courts, failure to provide exculpatory information to defendants and violations of constitutional or civil rights.

Manhunt Leads To Massive Roadblock, Warrantless Car-To-Car Searches - Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects. Twelve lanes of traffic were shut down and swarms of armed government agents combed through a giant traffic jam performing warrantless vehicle-to-vehicle searches.

New Mexico Town and County Settle Notorious Cavity Search Case For $1.8 Million 1/16/14 - You may recall that Eckert filed a federal case against the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, police officers with the City of Deming and medical professionals at the Gila Regional Medical Center.... Now he has reached a settlement with the city of Demin and the Hidalgo County for $1.6 million. He is still proceeding against the doctors and hospital.

Media Focuses In On Flight 370 Conspiracy Theories While World Edges Closer To War
Blacklisted News - The corporate media has literally spent over a week obsessing endlessly over conspiracy theories involving the alleged disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. If you’ve tuned into any of the American cable news networks be it Fox News, CNN or MSNBC over the past several days you would think that this is the only news story of importance.

Senator Attempts to Disarm Sheriffs at Oklahoma State Capitol
Mikael Thalen - Over 40 sheriffs walked out of the Oklahoma State Capitol this week after an unknown senator demanded they remove their firearms. After entering the capitol for an annual meet and greet with legislators, the state’s sheriffs were confronted and given an ultimatum, disarm or leave the building.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signs guns-on-campus bill into law - Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter on Wednesday signed into law a bill, SB 1254, that would allow certain individuals to carry concealed handguns onto public college and university property, including inside classrooms.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 3/17/14: Congress Says, "Spy on Thee, Not on Me"
Ron Paul - The hypocrisy of Sen. Feinstein is astounding. She is the biggest backer of the NSA spying on the rest of us, but when the tables are turned and her staff is the target she becomes irate. But there is more to it than that.

Economy & Business

Government Workers Cost 45% More Than Private Sector Workers
Breitbart - The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on March 12th that the total cost of employing a state or local government worker is 45% more than an equivalent worker in the private sector.

EPA Bureaucrats Use Federal Charge Cards for Gym Memberships and Gift Cards - A report released by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General has found that EPA employees have improperly used federal charge cards to purchase everything from gym memberships to gift cards. The report indicated that over 90 percent of the sampled transactions were for prohibited, improper, or erroneous purchases, all paid for by American taxpayers.

Russia Touches U.S. Achilles Heel: Petrogold instead of Petrodollar - The US government feels the need to intervene in the Russian issue with Ukraine. If it wasn’t for an economic reason, nobody could come up with a valid argument explaining what the US has to do with a former USSR geopolitical issue. Is it really true that US policy makers leverage these “opportunities” as they desperately seek for GDP growth which they can’t find elsewhere?

Energy & Environment

BP can bid for US government contracts again
RT - The Environmental Protection Agency in the US is again allowing BP to bid for US government contracts. The company had been barred following a guilty verdict in a case surrounding the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 2010.

Why GMO Trees Will Destroy Forest Biodiversity & Life on Earth
Natural Society - Our forests provide an extremely high level of biodiversity, and the destruction of the Amazon forests in recent years has eradicated estimated thousands of life-giving plants and herbs, not to mention diverse animal species. Over 90% of Amazonian plants, for example, have not yet been studied by western science, but have been used by natives for thousands of years to teat a multitude of ailments.

Wyoming welder faces $75,000 a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property
Fox News - I have not paid them a dime nor will I,” a defiant Johnson told “I will go bankrupt if I have to fighting it.

Science & Technology

Amid NSA fallout, US to relinquish top internet oversight role
RT - American lawmakers announced Friday that the US will give up the federal government’s longstanding oversight of the administration of the Internet, satisfying international critics while potentially frightening some American business leaders.

Google Wants E-Mail Scanning Information Blocked
Bloomberg - Google Inc. (GOOG), the world’s largest Internet-search provider, is seeking to black out portions of a transcript from a public court hearing that includes information on how it mines data from personal e-mails.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

S.C. State Senate Unanimously Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban
Activist Post - Today [3/14/14], the South Carolina senate sent a bill over to the state house which would authorize the growing and production of industrial hemp within the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban on the same.

New Lawsuit Filed Against USDA over Missing Docs Showing GMO Dangers
Christina Sarich - The lawsuit attests that political pressure was asserted on the FDA to approve genetically engineered alfalfa. It seeks 1179 documents from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) which explain why the agency reversed its original decision to deny GMOs, specifically RoundUp Ready Alfalfa, being promoted by Monsanto.


The amazing health benefits of goji berries
(NaturalNews) According to Jodi Helmer, the author of Goji Berries: Antioxidant Supreme, goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids, carotenoids and vitamins A, C and E. In fact, the goji berry contains approximately 500 times more vitamin C per weight than an orange and considerably more beta-carotene than carrots.

Combination of 10 Plant Extracts in Herbal Formula Promising Cancer Fighter
Known throughout China as Tian Xian, an herbal formula of more than 10 plant extracts including liquorice and ginseng has been proven to be successful at treating cancer.

Arugula is known as an aphrodisiac and as a top anti-cancer food
(NaturalNews) This herb is filled with essential antioxidants, minerals and vitamins such as potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium and manganese. Not only does its vitamin K content contribute to develop bone density, especially in people suffering from osteoporosis, but its minimal oxalate quantities help the body absorb calcium more efficiently.

Onion extract slows colon cancer growth just as effectively as chemo drug
(NaturalNews) Researchers have just discovered that flavonoids extracted from common onions slow the rate of colon cancer growth in mice just as effectively as a chemotherapy drug. And while the mice on chemo saw their LDL cholesterol go up (a possible side effect of the drug), the mice on onion extract actually saw their LDL levels drop.

146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health
By Nancy Appleton PhD.

New zombie medical drug to hit the streets
Activist Post - It’s called Zohydro.... West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is protesting FDA approval of the drug. He’s written a stunning letter to US Health and Human Services head, Kathleen Sebelius.

FDA approves new heart attack-inducing testosterone drug
(NaturalNews) The Food and Drug Administration has just given approval for another testosterone drug, even though such medications have been linked to heart attacks in older men.

Turmeric and curcumin prevent formation of new blood vessels induced by arsenic, cancer
(NaturalNews) Numerous studies have confirmed that turmeric root has powerful anticancer properties, including the ability to inhibit blood vessel formation in tumors.

Friday - March 14, 2014 - Today In History:
1743 - First American town meeting was held at Boston's Faneuil Hall.
1757 - British Admiral John Byng was executed by a firing squad on board HMS Monarch for neglect of duty.
1794 - Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin.
1900 - U.S. currency went on the gold standard with the ratification of the Gold Standard Act.
1923 - President Harding became the first U.S. President to file an income tax report.
1932 - George Eastman, the founder of the Kodak company, committed suicide.
1936 - Adolf Hitler told a crowd of 300,000 that Germany's only judge is God and itself.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office.
1945 - In Germany, a 22,000 pound "Grand Slam" bomb was dropped by the Royal Air Force Dumbuster Squad on the Beilefeld railway viaduct. It was the heaviest bomb used during World War II.
1947 - The U.S. signed a 99-year lease on naval bases in the Philippines.
1947 - Moscow announced that 890,532 German POWs were held in the U.S.S.R.
1951 - U.N. forces recaptured Seoul for the second time during the Korean War.
1964 - A Dallas jury found Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
1967 - John F. Kennedy's body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent one.
1980 - A Polish airliner crashed while making an emergency landing near Warsaw. 87 people were killed. A 14-man U.S. boxing team was aboard the plane.
1989 - Imported assault guns were banned in the U.S. under President George H.W. Bush.
1991 - The "Birmingham Six," imprisoned for 16 years for their alleged part in an IRA pub bombing, were set free after a court agreed that the police fabricated evidence.
1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton committed $100 million for an anti-terrorism pact with Israel to track down and root out Islamic militants.
2004 - Russian President Vladimir Putin captured more than 70 percent of the vote to win a second term in an election that European observers said fell short of democratic standards.
2005 - A judge in San Francisco ruled that California's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

World News

China Warns West Not To Enforce Sanctions Against Russia
Zero Hedge - "Sanctions could lead to retaliatory action, and that would trigger a spiral with unforeseeable consequences," warns China's envoy to Germany adding that "we don't see any point in sanctions."

Red Army masses on Ukraine border: 80,000 troops and missile launchers spark invasion fear
Daily Mail - Ukraine warned last night that 80,000 Russian troops were massing on its borders and could invade – as world leaders told Vladimir Putin to back off.

Top US commander warns of risk in withdrawing from Afghanistan
The Telegraph - The most senior American commander in Afghanistan has warned senators that al-Qaeda could use the country as the base for fresh attacks on the West if international troops are completely withdrawn from the country.

The Obama Peace Plan Includes Permanently Dividing The City Of Jerusalem
The Truth - Barack Obama’s “two state” peace plan would not just permanently divide the land of Israel. It would also permanently divide the city of Jerusalem. It is anticipated that the “Kerry Plan”, which is expected to be revealed to the public soon, will call for a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem without specifying the exact borders.

VIDEO: Venezuela Burns as Anti-government Protests Continue in Caracas - This is not Ukraine, it’s Venezuela. While the world has been focused on a missing plane, violent clashes have set the country’s capital on fire.

Was missing jet HIJACKED? US officials fear MH370 was captured and flown to mystery location
Daily Mail - US investigators think that Malaysian Airlines flight 370 remained airborne for four more hours after vanishing from its last recorded position – raising the startling prospect the plane could have been hijacked.

U.S. Investigators Suspect Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Flew On for Hours
WSJ - Aviation investigators and national security officials believe the plane flew for a total of five hours, based on data automatically downloaded and sent to the ground from the Boeing Co. BA -1.13% 777's engines as part of a routine maintenance and monitoring program.

YouTube: CONSPIRACY: WSJ Corroborates Flight 370 Flew for Additional 4 Hours
AMTV - In today's video, Christopher Greene of AMTV reports on a new WSJ article on Flight 370.

If Successful, Fukushima Class Actions Could Wipe Out GE
Courthouse News - General Electric faces two multibillion-dollar class actions from people hurt by the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its aftermath, who say GE and GE-Hitachi failed to properly design and maintain the power plant.

Gundersen: Fukushima will be bleeding into Pacific for next 100 years
ENENews - As contaminated water beneath the site slowly evolves into a radioactive lake. […] Most likely the cleanup of the entire site is at least a century away, if ever. How has this calamity evolved into such a worldwide catastrophe? It happened because the Japanese government chose to protect Tepco, its financial interest and the goals of the nuclear power industry.

John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine
Washington Examiner - Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance.

Crimea referendum opponents manipulate detached norms of intl law – Churkin
RT - Addressing the chorus of criticism at the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine, Moscow’s ambassador has reconfirmed that Russia does not want any escalation of the Ukraine crisis and is not interfering with the upcoming referendum in Crimea.

Ukraine border guards force Russian pilots to sleep on planes, ‘threaten flights safety’
RT - Russia’s largest air carrier Aeroflot says the actions of Ukrainian border guards threaten flight safety after its pilots were repeatedly banned from leaving airport terminals and had to sleep on planes overnight.

Hackers down Russian presidential site in ‘powerful cyber-attack’
RT - Unidentified hackers brought down the Russian presidency’s site and the Central Bank’s web page in a wave of online attacks. The website is now operational for most users.

Jittery customers run on banks in Crimea
(AP) - Ukraine's largest bank says customers in the nation's Crimean Peninsula are lining up to withdraw cash from their accounts as the region occupied by Russian troops prepares for Sunday's referendum on joining Russia.

US: ‘Indications’ exist that Malaysian aircraft may have crashed in Indian Ocean
RT -The Pentagon is reportedly maneuvering a naval destroyer to the Indian Ocean amid allegations that the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner may have went down much further west then investigators previously thought.

Hemp Can Remediate Fukushima Radiation
Activist Post - Dr. Masaru Emoto, author of The Miracle of Water, proposes the use of hemp to clean up the radiation. The US Must Legalize Hemp! page of the site links to the video Dr. Masaru Emoto talks about Industrial Hemp as a solution to Fukushima.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Sheriffs' resolution takes on beltway bandits
WorldNetDaily - More than 100 peace officers sign to keep feds' hands tied by Constitution. Sam Bushman, a spokesman for the CSPOA, told WND that more than 100 officials already have signed the resolution, with virtually no organized effort to promote it, and those names are posted at the organization’s website online.

Major Obamacare Exemption Quietly Added for Individual Mandate – and it Seems to Apply to Everyone
The Daily Sheeple - The Obama administration quietly added another exemption to the individual mandate back in December – an exemption which some say would apply to nearly everyone. Public attention was brought to the newest “hardship” exemption to the individual mandate this week due to a Wall Street Journal article that referenced a technical bulletin that was released by Health and Human Services on March 4...

TSA Agents to Eyeball Bus Passengers During ‘Security Exercise’
Paul Joseph Watson March 13, 2014 - Illustrating again how the federal agency has long since expanded its operations outside of airports, bus passengers in Pittsburgh will be eyeballed by TSA agents during a “security exercise” involving multiple agencies that begins today.

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case On ‘No-Knock’ Police Raids
Steve Watson - The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal and refused to hear the case of a man in Texas who was SWAT teamed by police in a ‘no-knock’ raid, under the justification that he was a registered gun owner.

Gun Parts Manufacturer Files Restraining Order Against ATF, Avoids Raid
Adan Salazar - Ares Armor, a California gun parts manufacturer, has filed a temporary restraining order against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for fears the federal agency could soon bust down its doors.

Police Chief to Fly Drones Over American Cities to “Keep you Safe” - Sam Dotson, a police chief in St. Louis, has alarmed citizens after announcing his desire to deploy drones over American cities. The “unmanned aerial observation units” would be used to monitor citizens.

Landmark Settlement Reached In Baltimore Arrest Case
CBS News - A Baltimore City lawsuit settlement sparks major police policy and training reforms that affect everyone with a cell phone camera.... The police department is putting it into writing so their officers fully understand. You can record them and they can’t do anything about it. First Amendment advocates call it a major victory.

US Army Working With Joint Chiefs to Develop 'Global Landpower Network'
Defense News - Preparing for the start of a series of hearings before Congress to discuss his fiscal 2015 budget, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno struck a cooperative tone in remarks at a Washington think tank Thursday, stressing joint solutions to future conflicts.

FBI Agent Who Questioned Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Testifies In Terrorism Trial
CBS News - An FBI agent took the stand Thursday in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law. As WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported, FBI Special Agent Michael Bush was the chief interviewer to question Sulaiman Abu Ghaith aboard a flight to the United States after his arrest in Turkey a year ago.

Economy & Business

Yet Another Trader Suicide Rocks Financial World
Paul Joseph Watson - The financial world has been rocked by the news of yet another suicide after 47-year-old Manhattan trader Edmund Reilly jumped in front of a Long Island Rail Road commuter train on Tuesday morning.

19 Signs That The U.S. Consumer Is Tapped Out
Economic Collapse - You can't get blood out of a rock. Traditionally the United States has had a consumer-driven economy, but now years of declining incomes and rising debts are really starting to catch up with us. In order to have an economy that is dependent on consumer spending, you need to have a large middle class.

Debtor nation: Americans pay interest on $163 billion held by top tech firms overseas
RT - United States taxpayers make large interest payments to the top four technology firms for the $163 billion in US government debt the companies own and shelter in tax-free offshore accounts.

Energy & Environment

US to sell strategic oil reserves for first time in 24 years
RT - The Obama administration plans to sell 5 million barrels, or less than 1 percent of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, calling the move a test of the petrol distribution system. The last time this happened was in August 1990 before the first Gulf War.

US power grid could be knocked out by a handful of substation attacks, says report
RT - The entire US power grid could be shut down for more than a month if just nine of the over 55,000 electric substations placed throughout the nation were sabotaged by terrorists or other criminals, according to a new report.

Science & Technology

MIT Creates Soft Robotic Fish, Moves Like the Real Thing
Activist Post - Soft robots — which don't just have soft exteriors but are also powered by fluid flowing through flexible channels — have become a sufficiently popular research topic that they now have their own journal, Soft Robotics.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Deadly pig virus spreads to Arizona; 27 U.S. states now affected
(Reuters) - Arizona is the latest state to confirm cases of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, a highly contagious pig disease, increasing the tally of U.S. states with confirmed cases to 27, a group of animal health researchers said.


How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia and Premature Death
Green Med Info - Presently, there are not pharmaceutical interventions that effectively slow, and certainly not reverse, age-related cerebrovascular pathologies linked to conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and stroke. A new study on turmeric extract, however, indicates that a natural curative agent already exists and is close to the everyday consumer as their spice rack.

Inactivity Found to Spark Changes in Brain, Leading to Health Consequences
Natural Society - A new study indicates being inactive can trigger changes in both brain chemistry and structure, helping lead to negative cardio-health outcomes.

Have HPV vaccines caused a global epidemic of psychosomatic disorders?
Natural Blaze - Mass hysteria, conversion disorder, psychogenic illness, Munchausen by proxy, fabricated illness – all are terms familiar to those who experience new medical conditions after using the HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. Countless people have been told that their new and mysterious symptoms are psychosomatic because doctors are unable to discover what is causing their symptoms.

Horseradish More Effective Than Pharmaceuticals At Clearing Sinus Infections and Mucus From Respiratory Passages - Whether it's in an herbal preparation or your favorite dish, horseradish (Cochlearia armoracia) is a natural antibiotic which clears sinuses, increases facial circulation, and promotes expulsion of mucus from upper respiratory passages. It has been used as a medicine for millennia.

The benefits of using cilantro
(NaturalNews) Dr. Edward Group, CEO of Global Healing Center, states that "cilantro is most often cited as being effective for toxic metal cleansing and rightfully so, this herb is a powerful, natural cleansing agent.

A Warning for Parents: “BPA-Free” May Not Equal “Safe” - As this month’s Mother Jones magazine cover story, “Are Any Plastics Safe” recounts, this disagreement formed the foundation of a two year effort by CEH to find out if plastic sippy cups, including cups labeled “BPA-free,” could pose health threats to children. The result: our testing found 9 out of 35 sippy cups we tested were found with significant amounts of estrogenic activity, including seven cups found with more estrogenic activity than a cup made with BPA. All of the nine estrogenic cups were labeled “BPA-Free.”

Florida family sickened from LSD-laced steak purchased at Wal-Mart
(NaturalNews) It's a well-known fact that most commercially sold meats in America contain a plethora of harmful chemicals and drugs, but one Florida family could never have guessed that the steak they bought at a local Wal-Mart would be laced with a dangerous psychedelic drug.

Hospital imprisoned devoted spiritual author by claiming her prayers are a sign of mental illness
(NaturalNews) A devout 56-year-old woman was held captive in a psych ward for nearly five days after a strange series of event cascaded before her.

Pet News

Are Your Pet’s Kisses Hazardous to Your Health?
Dr. Becker - Bacteria found in the mouths of pets could in theory be transmitted through their saliva. But most infections in humans are the result of bites or scratches. There is very little data pointing to a problem of transmission by pet kisses. Parasitic infections are also unlikely to be transmitted in pet saliva.

Thursday - March 13, 2014 - Today In History:
1777 - The U.S. Congress ordered its European envoys to appeal to high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American army.
1861 - Jefferson Davis signed a bill authorizing slaves to be used as soldiers for the Confederacy.
1868 - The U.S. Senate began the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.
1884 - Standard time was adopted throughout the U.S.
1911 - The U.S. Supreme Court approved corporate tax law.
1915 - The Germans repelled a British expeditionary force attack in France.
1930 - It was announced that the planet Pluto had been discovered by scientist Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory.
1940 - The war between Russia and Finland ended with the signing of a treaty in Moscow.
1941 - Adolf Hitler issued an edict calling for an invasion of the U.S.S.R.
1943 - Japanese forces ended their attack on the American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville.
1946 - Reports from Iran indicated that Soviet tanks units were stationed 20 miles from Tehran.
1951 - Israel demanded $1.5 billion in German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees.
1957 - Jimmy Hoffa was arrested by the FBI on bribery charges.
1963 - China invited Soviet President Khrushchev to visit Peking.
1969 - The Apollo 9 astronauts returned to Earth after the conclusion of a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module.
1970 - Cambodia ordered Hanoi and Viet Cong troops to leave.
1974 - The U.S. Senate voted 54-33 to restore the death penalty.
1991 - Exxon paid $1 billion in fines and for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.
2003 - Japan sent a destroyer to the Sea of Japan amid reports that North Korea was planning to test an intermediate-range ballistic missile.
2003 - A report in the journal "Nature" reported that scientists had found 350,000-year-old human footprints in Italy. The 56 prints were made by three early, upright-walking humans that were descending the side of a volcano.

World News

Russia allows Ukrainian surveillance flight to confirm no troops near border
RT - In a confidence-building step, Russia’s Defense Ministry has given permission for a surveillance flight by Ukraine over Russian territory near the border between the countries. Kiev had claimed Moscow was building up its military presence there.

Moscow wants EU probe into Maidan gun crimes & Ukraine’s post-coup govt
RT - Russia suggests setting up a probe to investigate crimes perpetrated by extremist and armed elements of the Maidan opposition over the past three months. The PACE proposal also seeks to examine the legitimacy of the post-coup Ukrainian government.

Mr. Yatsenyuk Goes to Washington
Kurt Nimmo - Installed Ukrainian prime minister and former bankster Arseniy Yatsenyuk is expected to tell Obama “his country needs help to defend itself against neighboring Russia and also is expected to seek financial assistance from Washington,” the CIA’s Radio Free Europe website reports today.
* Related Article/Video: Obama, Biden to Meet Central Banker...

Ukraine Live Updates
RT - New York based Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the move by Ukraine's National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting to halt the transmission of Russian TV stations in the country.

Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area'
CNN - A Chinese satellite looking into the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "observed a suspected crash area at sea," a Chinese government agency said -- a potentially pivotal lead into what has been a frustrating search for the Boeing 777.

Oil rig worker says he saw missing plane go down: report
Washington Times - ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff has obtained a letter that an oil rig worker in Vietnam wrote to his employer claiming he saw Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 go down in flames.

Kiev snipers shooting from bldg controlled by Maidan forces –Ex-Ukraine security chief
RT - Former chief of Ukraine’s Security Service has confirmed allegations that snipers who killed dozens of people during the violent unrest in Kiev operated from a building controlled by the opposition on Maidan square.

John McCain Is Going To Ukraine
Zero Hedge - Three weeks ago, John Kerry came, saw, and launched a blitz-diplomatic campaign which promptly resulted in, well, Russia annexing Crimea. Now it is the turn of that other foreign policy titan, neo-con John McCain, to complete Kerry's job and finally launch the GDP-boosting World War III. He may have the chance to do that as soon as Thursday, when he, along with other senators, is slated to travel to Ukraine to "show support for the government there."

VIDEO: Civilian drone deaths triple in Afghanistan: UN
Press TV - UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counterterrorism Ben Emmerson warned on Wednesday that civilian deaths resulting from US drone attacks are intensifying in Afghanistan.

VIDEO: Another US assassination drone strike kills 2 in Yemen
Press TV - The US administration is under heavy criticism for launching drone raids in Yemen and several other Muslim countries. Washington claims that the unmanned US aircraft attacks target al-Qaeda militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the non-UN-sanctioned airstrikes.

China to Train ’50-Cent Army’ in Online Propaganda
StratRisks - China has announced a certified training course for its “50-cent army” of Internet propagandists who are paid to manipulate public opinion by posting and retweeting comments favorable to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

EU fear of GM food from US hampers historic trade deal
An ‘enormous gulf’ has been exposed between the EU and the US through Europe’s reluctance to buy hormone meat or GM food from the US. Industry and labor groups voiced concern to EU and US negotiators that the globe’s biggest trade pact was under threat.

Troubled waters: Nuclear radiation found in B.C. may pose health concerns
Vancouver Sun - A radioactive metal from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan has been discovered in the Fraser Valley, causing researchers to raise the alarm about the long-term impact of radiation on B.C.’s west coast.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama threatens vetoes of bills requiring him to follow the law
Washington Examiner - President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it "violates the separation of powers" by encroaching on his presidential authority.

Media overage Please? Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Is Quietly On Trial Over 9/11 Attacks
The Government Rag - Apparently, we live in a time where the media would rather cover the ‘Blade Runner - Oscar Pistorius’ trial on CNN, instead of the trial of Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, and his alleged involvement in the 9/11/01 World Trade Center attacks.

Hunger striker v Barack Obama: US court to hear historic Gitmo case
RT - A Yemeni inmate at Guantanamo Bay has introduced a landmark lawsuit challenging the practice of force-feeding at the US military prison camp. The case represents the first time a US court will hear allegations of detainee abuse at Gitmo.

After Recent Ruling, America's Commercial Drone Pilots Come Out of the Shadows
Wired - For the last two years, the FAA has been sending nastygrams to anyone caught flying model planes or other unmanned arial vehicles over U.S. airspace for “commercial purposes” – like professional photography, journalism or farmland surveying. But last week, a judge clipped the FAA’s wings, ruling that the agency doesn’t have the authority to regulate small unmanned drones.

Denver Cops Forced to Wear Cameras, Unable to Delete Footage
Adan Salazar - Police in Denver are testing a solution they hope will give a much-needed boost to their public persona. Denver PD is acquiring new guns and armor, and for the next six months will engage in a body camera pilot program in attempts to ingratiate themselves to a police-corruption weary public.

Ohio High School Student Charged With Felony, Sent To Jail, Loses Career Path Over A Pocketknife
Daily Caller - An Ohio high school student training to be an EMT was charged with a felony and sent to jail for 13 days because police found a pocketknife during an unauthorized search of his car.

White House withholding over 9,000 docs in CIA torture probe
RT - For the last five years, the White House has withheld over 9,000 top-secret documents from a Senate investigation of the CIA’s former detention and torture program. The report comes one day after the CIA was accused of interfering in the probe.

Armed March 10X Larger Than SXSW Anti-Gun Event
Kit Daniels - Over 100 activists carrying a variety of rifles showed up today for a march through downtown Austin, Texas during South by Southwest (SXSW), an internationally-known festival held annually in Austin which attracts hundreds of thousands from around the world.

Economy & Business

Americans Worried About the Economy, Not Climate Change
Kurt Nimmo - If you listen to Obama, the Democrats and their propagandists in the corporate media, climate change, immigration, and terrorism are top concerns for Americans. A recent Gallup poll, however, paints a different picture. Climate change comes in second to last as a national problem, according to a survey conducted between March 6-9. Race relations lands at the dead bottom of the list. Immigration is near the bottom, followed by environmental concerns.

Is “Dr. Copper” Foreshadowing A Stock Market Crash Just Like It Did In 2008?
Economic Collapse - Is the price of copper trying to tell us something? Traditionally, "Dr. Copper" has been a very accurate indicator of where the global economy is heading next. For example, back in 2008 the price of copper dropped from nearly $4.00 to under $1.50 in just a matter of months. And now it appears that another big decline in the price of copper is starting to happen.

Gold Surges To 6-Month Highs
Zero Hedge - Angst in Asia overnight sparked another round of demand for the precious metal pushing gold up over $10 as copper crumbles and Chinese corporate bond markets drop. At $1,363.97, gold is at its highest since September and breaking above its 1-year moving-average.

Weird & Stupid News

VIDEO: Senator Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old
Washington Free Beacon - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) declared the U.S. Constitution to be 400 years old Wednesday on the House floor, which would mean it was signed in 1614.... That would be seven years after Jamestown, Virginia became America’s first permanent English settlement.

Energy & Environment

New Jersey Becomes Third State To Ban Tesla’s Direct Sales Model - New Jersey is the third state to ban the practice of selling cars directly to consumers, joining Arizona and Texas in preventing their residents from easily buying a more environmentally friendly ride. The New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers was in favor of the rule change, unsurprisingly.

California drought bare: Photos show how reservoir is almost COMPLETELY dry as NASA is brought in to help with the crisis
Daily Mail - The devastating images have added to the need for the west coast to better manage its water resources, with the record drought forcing a state of emergency and NASA now working to help the crisis.
* Related: California's Man-Made Drought

China's heavy metals pollution falls on U.S. soil
(NaturalNews) Air pollution from China's coal-fired power plants regularly crosses the Pacific Ocean to contaminate the air, soil and water of the United States, studies have shown.

Ohio fracking drilling shut down after quakes
RT - Ohio authorities have halted a fracking operation in following two quakes. Both the authorities and the operator say there is no evidence linking fracking with the tremors, but in the past an Ohio well was closed for causing quakes.

Science & Technology

Snowden leak: NSA plans to infect ‘millions’ of computers
RT - Yet more previously secret surveillance operations waged by the United States National Security Agency were made public Wednesday morning thanks to leaked documents supplied by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

NSA Pretends To Be Facebook To Spy On The World
Steve Watson - The NSA, according to the leaks, has been distributing malware “implants” which can siphon out data from computers around the globe. The agency reportedly used a fake Facebook server as a launching pad to grab information from hard drives. The malware has also been designed to covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Permaculture: A Healthy Sustainable Alternative to Big-Ag
Natural Blaze - Permaculture is a combination of two words, permanent culture, which evolved from a previous and narrower definition, permanent agriculture.

How To Grow Fresh And Almost Instant Late Winter Vegetables Indoors
Off the Grid News - If you are getting the itch to get out in your garden but can’t because of the chance of late winter freeze or frost, it’s time to think about starting an indoor vegetable garden.


14 Vegan Cheeses That Will Make You Forget About The Real Thing - Cheese, sir, may I have some more

Dispute Over Missouri Cancer Cluster
ABC News - Coldwater Creek in Missouri is not officially the home of a cancer cluster, but Jennifer Smith begs to differ. At 41, Smith has already been through a host of medical problems. She had endometriosis as a teen, suffered four miscarriages in her 20s and needed to undergo a complete hysterectomy by age 29. Four years later, she was diagnosed with incurable chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Is Roundup the Cause of 'Gluten Intolerance'?
Mother Earth News - A compelling new peer-reviewed report from two U.S. scientists argues that increased use of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide (trade name Roundup) could be the cause of the epidemic of symptoms labeled as “gluten intolerance.”

Wheat As An Endocrine Disruptor: Elevated Prolactin In Celiac Disease
Green Med Info - A provocative new study confirms for the first time in a human trial that one of the adverse effects of wheat consumption includes a disruption of the levels of a hormone produced by the pituitary gland known as prolactin.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin - Although most nutritional supplements are ineffective, this is not the case with turmeric. Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. Here are the top 10 evidence-based health benefits of turmeric.

Proof: They Don’t Have to Use Harmful Artificial Color Dyes
Activist Post - We were confronted with a neon-colored popsicle that seemed like a young kid’s dream and a parent’s nightmare – that is, until we realized that unlike most of its peers on the junk food market, this sugary treat DOES NOT use artificial color dyes – which have been banned in Europe and most of the world due to their proven links to hyperactivity and cancer.
* Related Article: Food Dyes Linked to Cancer...

Creating a Healthy (Non Toxic) Bedroom
Green Med Info - Many of us understand the importance of consuming organic foods and making detoxification a regular part of our health routine. Creating a healthy home environment is also part of the detoxification /clean living process. After learning about the health hazards of dryer sheets and toxic cleaning products you may have already eliminated these items from your home, but what about the bedroom?

Top 11 Spring Cleaning Products You Must Avoid
Natural Blaze - First off, let’s look at some of the chemicals that you should avoid during your spring cleaning, and well, whenever possible. Here are the top eleven conventional cleaning supplies that you should avoid...

DIY green fabric softeners
STEPin2 - Did you know that many fabric softeners contain toxic chemicals? Chloroform, alpha-terpineol, benzyl alcohol, and ethanol are just a few of the most common chemicals found in fabric softeners today. Most of these chemicals are on the EPA’s hazardous waste list, which makes them hazardous to our health as well.

EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning
Environmental Working Group - When EWG released the Guide to Healthy Cleaning in 2012, some of our scores and findings surprised not only our viewers but us, too.

Rare Interview of Amish Family Ordered Into Experimental Chemotherapy
The Daily Sheeple - The Amish don’t allow formal interviews and after last year’s mainstream treatment swore them off. But Reason.TV has captured their story in this unique micro-documentary which finally allows the viewer to see the girl catapulted into a most public battle – Sarah Hershberger.

High-Carb Diet May Increase Your Risk of Dementia
Dr. Mercola - If you're interested in protecting your brain health and preventing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, the research is pouring in in support of a key dietary strategy… namely, avoiding sugar and carbohydrates, including gluten.

Chemical found in molds may be causing Parkinson's disease
(NaturalNews) A chemical responsible for the musty smell of mold may also produce symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Rutgers and Emory Universities and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Health benefits of taking spirulina daily
(NaturalNews) Spirulina is rich in various infection-fighting proteins that help in increasing various disease-combating antibodies within your body. It has more than 70 percent protein, which is highest among all foods, and helps in boosting the production of white blood cells that fight and prevent infection.

Wednesday - March 12, 2014 - Today In History:
1789 - The U.S. Post Office was established.
1884 - The State of Mississippi authorized the first state-supported college for women. It was called the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.
1863 - President Jefferson Davis delivered his State of the Confederacy address.
1906 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations must yield incriminating evidence in anti-trust suits.
1909 - Three U.S. warships were ordered to Nicaragua to stem the conflict with El Salvador.
1911 - Dr. Fletcher of Rockefeller Institute discovered the cause of infantile paralysis.
1912 - The Girl Scout organization was founded. The original name was Girl Guides.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt presented his first presidential address to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside Chats."
1938 - The "Anschluss" took place as German troops entered Austria.
1947 - U.S. President Truman established the "Truman Doctrine" to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.
1959 - The U.S. House joined the U.S. Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii.
1985 - The U.S. and the U.S.S.R. began arms control talks in Geneva.
1985 - Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced that he planned to drop Secret Service protection and hire his own bodyguards in an effort to lower the deficit by $3 million.
1989 - About 2,500 veterans and supporters marched at the Art Institute of Chicago to demand that officials remove an American flag placed on the floor as part of an exhibit.
1993 - In the U.S., the Pentagon called for the closure of 31 major military bases.
1993 - Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female U.S. attorney general.
1999 - Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic became members of (NATO). All three countries were members of the former Warsaw Pact.
2002 - U.S. homeland security chief Tom Ridge unveiled a color-coded system for terror warnings.
2003 - In Utah, Elizabeth Smart was reunited with her family nine months after she was abducted from her home. She had been taken on June 5, 2002, by a drifter that had previously worked at the Smart home.
2003 - The U.S. Air Force announced that it would resume reconnaissance flights off the coast of North Korea. The flights had stopped on March 2 after an encounter with four armed North Korean jets.
2008 - New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned two days after reports had surfaced that he was a client of a prostitution ring.
2009 - Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty in New York to pulling off perhaps the biggest swindle in Wall Street history.
2011 - The Arab League asked the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone to protect Libyan rebels.

World News

US to violate own laws by financially aiding Ukraine’s coup-installed govt – Moscow
RT - Washington’s decision to provide financial aid to the coup-appointed government of Ukraine goes against the US laws, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, urging American politicians to think about the consequences of supporting the radicals in Kiev.

US has ‘no right to fund gangsters’: Yanukovich to challenge $1bn Ukraine aid in courts
RT - Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich says $1bn in aid to Ukraine promised by Secretary of State John Kerry is unlawful, and he will petition the US Congress and Supreme Court for a legal judgement.

Crimea parliament declares independence from Ukraine ahead of referendum
RT - The parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has adopted an independence declaration from Ukraine which is necessary for holding a March 16 referendum.

NATO starts air drills close to Ukraine's borders
RT - The air drills began on Tuesday at the Lask Air Base in central Poland. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski was present as the exercises commenced, standing by as four Polish F-16s lifted off. A US Hercules transport plane landed with support staff, while at least 12 US F-16 fighter jets and 300 personnel are due to arrive by Thursday.

Missing Malaysia Flight Similar to Lost 007 McDonald Flight
Kit Daniels The current mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has striking similarities to the 1983 disappearance of a Korean airliner carrying the late Congressman Larry McDonald, which also went missing in Asia.

Libyan lawmakers oust Prime Minister Ali Zeidan
Press TV - The Libyan parliament has ousted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, after military forces failed to prevent the escape of a North Korea-flagged tanker laden with crude oil.

Israel planning to destroy more Palestinian homes
Press TV - Israel is planning to demolish more Palestinian homes and water wells in the occupied West Bank.

Malaysia Airlines live: 'Good night' - last known words of MH370 revealed
The Telegraph - Last radio transmission from the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was 'Alright, good night' as the plane switched from Malaysian to Vietnamese airspace

Terror not ruled out in missing jet: CIA
Press TV - The head of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) says terrorism cannot be ruled out in the recent disappearance of the Malaysian passenger plane. On Tuesday, CIA Director John Brennan made the remarks at a rare public speaking appearance in Washington where he called the incident a “mystery”.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US to give Israel $429 million for its Iron Dome missile system
Press TV - The United States and Israel have signed an agreement under which $429 million of American taxpayers’ money “will be transferred immediately to Israel” to fund its Iron Dome missile system.

Chinese components found in B-1 bombers and F-16 fighters
RT - A Pentagon investigation has found that despite prohibitions by federal law, multiple US aircraft and weaponry are housing Chinese parts and raw materials.

What's Feinstein So Upset About? CIA Just Spied On Senate Intelligence Committee 'Metadata' - Earlier today, we wrote about Senator Dianne Feinstein's justified anger over the CIA "spying" on the Senate Intelligence Committee staffers as they went about putting together a massive (and apparently incredibly damning) report condemning the CIA's torture program.

Michelle Obama Supports Campaign to Ban ‘Sexist’ Words
Paul Joseph Watson - aking a page out of George Orwell’s 1984 - where words were banned by a totalitarian state to limit thought – Michelle Obama has thrown her weight behind a campaign to ban the word “bossy”.

Homeland Security Snipers Terrorize Confused Residents During Raid
Paul Joseph Watson - Department of Homeland Security snipers trained their weapons on frightened residents during a raid on a nearby apartment in East Williamsburg, with neighbors complaining of how they were “utterly confused and frankly terrorized” during the incident.

Armed Texans to March at SXSW - The Austin chapter of Come and Take It Texas is holding an open carry march at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas this Wednesday, March 12 at high noon in response to the anti-gun event promoted by the internationally-known festival.

Gun Owners Prepare to Seize Senate from Harry Reid
Gun Owners of America - At GOA’s request, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has bypassed Harry Reid’s stranglehold on the Senate by bringing a pro-gun bill directly onto the Senate calendar. The bill is H.R. 4118, and it was approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday by a 250-160 vote.... The bill would suspend the individual mandate of the anti-gun ObamaCare program for one year, thus protecting the privacy of gun owners.

Economy & Business

Now it's the Dems talking all night, about climate - Democrats took to the Senate floor Monday night to talk about global warming and planned not to let up until morning. By midnight, lawmakers had been talking for nearly six hours.

Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill to Authorize Gold and Silver as Legal Tender
Activist Post - Yesterday, the Oklahoma State Senate passed a bill that would legalize gold and silver as legal tender, moving the legislation on to the House for consideration. The vote was 37-4.

NY may start formal application process for bitcoin exchanges
CNBC News - In a step toward eventual state regulation of bitcoin exchanges, New York's financial services regulator on Tuesday said he wanted companies that want to operate virtual currency exchanges in the state to submit formal applications.

Energy & Environment

'One of the Largest Federal Land Grabs'
WSJ - Delaying approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, maintaining export limits and discouraging refinery construction haven't stopped a revolution that will soon make the United States the world's largest producer of crude oil. But a Journal editorial this morning notes that Washington may add a record 757 new species to the endangered list by 2018.

Science & Technology

Facial Recognition Glasses To ‘Stop Crime Before it Happens’
Adan Salazar - Able to distinguish a person’s face even if 60 percent obscured. A company has developed glasses that will give users not only an interactive, virtual 3-D display, but also the ability to spot individual faces among a crowd of people, something the company says will aid police in predicting and thwarting “future” crimes.

FreedomPop develops privacy-oriented smartphone nicknamed 'Snowden Phone'
(NaturalNews) A "wireless underdog" best known for its free Internet and phone plans has introduced another revolutionary product: a smartphone that enables users to reclaim some lost privacy. The company, FreedomPop, is taking advantage of the privacy.


How to Create a Vehicle Emergency Kit
The Organic Prepper - Disaster never lets you know ahead of time when it’s going to strike. In most cases, a person is out doing what they do every single day, like driving to or from work, when an emergency occurs. Sometimes people are on a recreational outing. Whatever the case, it pays to be prepared. This can de-escalate a potentially life-threatening crisis down to an inconvenience.


5000 IU of Vitamin D3 Boosts The Body's Ability To Respond To Cardiovascular Stress and Cancer - Daily supplements of vitamin D3 improve the heart’s response to a stressor and double the chances of surviving cancer according to two separate studies in Anticancer Research and the International Journal of Cardiology.

Pomegranate and Chamomile Help Heal Bleeding Gums
Green Med Info - New research confirms that extracts of chamomile and pomegranate each reduce gum bleeding in gingivitis when rinsed with.

Breaking News: FDA’s Sneak Attempt to Ban Another B Vitamin
Alliance for Natural Health - You can’t live without this vitamin. But the FDA wants to reserve the natural form for monopoly drug companies, leaving only the synthetic form for supplements. The FDA has just released a new 109-page guidance on the revision of nutrition and supplement labels.... According to the guidance, the word “folate” will be banned from the Supplement Fact labels—only the term “folic acid” will be allowed.

Amazing herbal cures from around the world
(NaturalNews) So we start this whole thing off with cancer, since that's the biggest "mystery" on Earth. Cancer, the eighth wonder of the world, or is it the ninth? Cancer -- that "disease" (actually it's a disorder) of the cells where certain dying or "chemicalized" cells mutate and multiply uncontrollably, then attack your good cells. Scientists all over the world cannot figure out a vaccine or medicine to cure this problem. Or can they?

If smallpox has been stamped out, shouldn't we destroy the last few vials of it?
(NaturalNews) At one point in world history, smallpox (Variola major) was a killer disease on a massive scale, killing 300 million in the 20th century alone. However, some 30 years ago, smallpox had been declared eradicated from the globe. And yet, there are still two places where strains of the disease are kept alive; the question is, why?

Receipts May Be Source of Endocrine Disruptor: Study
Dr. Mercola - Past research has shown that holding receipt paper for only five seconds was enough to transfer BPA onto your skin, and the amount of BPA transferred increased by about 10 times if fingers were wet or greasy.

Big Food exploits 'gray areas' for questionable ingredients
(NaturalNews) Start this whole thing off with ingredients that you probably aren't sure of and which appear in tons and tons of foods that you probably consume regularly: canola oil, TBHQ, sodium benzoate, soy lecithin, polysaccharides and carrageenan. Then throw in BHT for freshness. How about some natural flavors, natural colors (bugs) and "all natural" GMOs, and what have you got? You've got gluten-free foods that are horrible for your health and contain MSG and other toxic food criminals known as food agents.

MSG is safe in small amounts, or so you think
(NaturalNews) MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a sodium salt of glutamic acid, a non-essential amino acid. Glutamate is actually found naturally in many foods, and is also produced by the body for healthy metabolism and brain functions. However, excessive glutamate has been found to contribute to many neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, stroke, encephalitis, and brain infections.

Can eating lean meat and avoiding organ meats cause a nutritional imbalance?
(NaturalNews) Westernized society has traditionally focused on the lean, muscular portions of meat and low-fat dairy and poultry. Traditional cultures always favored the fatty regions, the organ meats and the bones as sources of valuable nutrition. Could one develop health problems from an imbalance of lean meat over fatty, gelatinous regions?

Fruit and vegetable juicing may be key to helping people with addictions
(NaturalNews) Could juicing be instrumental in overcoming addictions ranging from nicotine to misuse of medications? For many people, the answer is a resounding, "yes."

Pet News

Cognitive Dysfunction: Does Your Cat Prowl the House at Night and Vocalize? This May Be Why
Dr. Becker - Four common behaviors reported by owners of older cats include excessive nighttime vocalization, staring off into space, eliminating outside the litter box, and loss of desire to interact with human family members. Older kitties can develop cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) – even though the condition hasn’t yet been formally documented in felines. Cats who develop CDS are typically 11 years or older.

Tuesday - March 11, 2014 - Today In History:
1702 - The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper was published.
1791 - Samuel Mulliken became the first person to receive more than one patent from the U.S. Patent Office.
1810 - The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.
1824 - The U.S. War Department created the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Seneca Indian Ely Parker became the first Indian to lead the Bureau.
1861 - A Confederate Convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama, where a new constitution was adopted.
1865 - Union General William Sherman and his forces occupied Fayetteville, NC.
1901 - U.S. Steel was formed when industrialist J.P. Morgan purchased Carnegie Steep Corp. The event made Andrew Carnegie the world's richest man.
1907 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt induced California to revoke its anti-Japanese legislation.
1930 - U.S. President Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
1935 - The German Air Force became an official department of the Reich.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the Lend-Lease Act, which authorized the act of providing war supplies to the Allies.
1964 - U.S. Senator Carl Hayden broke the record for continuous service in the U.S. Senate. He had worked 37 years and seven days.
1965 - The American navy began inspecting Vietnamese junks in an effort to end arms smuggling to the South.
1969 - Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans.
1988 - A cease-fire was declared in the war between Iran and Iraq.
1992 - Former U.S. President Nixon said that the Bush administration was not giving enough economic aid to Russia.
1993 - Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first female attorney general.
2002 - Two columns of light were pointed skyward from ground zero in New York as a temporary memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
2004 - Ten bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people and wounding more than 2,000 in an attack linked to al-Qaida-inspired militants.

World News

Blackwater Mercenaries Reported in Donetsk, Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - If a video appearing on Youtube can be believed, it appears Ukraine’s coup government may have employed mercenaries in a bid to shut down a move in Donetsk to expand the industrial city’s autonomy.

Report: Russia Moves Anti-Ship Missiles to Crimea
Paul Joseph Watson - Moscow has responded to the United States sending the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun into the Black Sea by deploying a Bastion anti-ship missile system in Sevastopol, according to reports.

Doctors stage protest in Venezuela
Yahoo News - Several hundred doctors and medical students protested conditions in Venezuela's hospitals Monday, citing shortages of medicines and critical supplies in the troubled oil-rich country.

Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge, BIS Says
Bloomberg - The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments borrowed to pull their economies out of recession and companies took advantage of record low interest rates, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

Christian militias take bloody revenge on Muslims in Central African Republic
The Guardian - The seeds were sown in March last year when the Seleka, a largely Muslim rebel group, seized Bangui in a coup, installed the country's first Muslim president, Michel Djotodia, and terrorised the majority Christian population, killing men, women and children.

Ten countries scour sea for missing Malaysian airliner
Press TV - Malaysian officials say there are now more than 40 ships and 34 aircraft from ten different nations taking part in the search in the seas off Vietnam and Malaysia. The country's civil aviation chief said on Monday that the disappearance of the jetliner was an "unprecedented mystery."

Mysterious Iranian "Mr. Ali" Purchased Tickets For "Stolen Passport" Passengers; Paid Cash
Zero Hedge - While the mystery builds over the still officially unexplained disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370, or just who the two passengers with "stolen" passports may have been although we expect a revelation on this issue shortly, the FT has added yet another twist to what is sure to be a conspiracy thriller for weeks to come: the paper reports that the Thai travel agent who booked the tickets for the men in question said that she had been asked to arrange the travel by an Iranian contact.

U.S. Nuclear Agency Hid Concerns, Hailed Safety Record as Fukushima Melted
NBC News - At the end of that long first weekend of the crisis three years ago, NRC Public Affairs Director Eliot Brenner thanked his staff for sticking to the talking points that the team had been distributing to senior officials and the public. "While we know more than these say," Brenner wrote, "we're sticking to this story for now."

Crimea parliament declares independence from Ukraine ahead of referendum
RT - The parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has adopted an independence declaration from Ukraine which is necessary for holding a March 16 referendum.

Crimea creates own military by swearing in self-defense units
RT - Volunteers from self-defense units are taking an oath of allegiance to the people of Crimea as the autonomous republic puts together its own military in order to respond to possible provocations from the coup-imposed government in Kiev.

Russia Threatens to Impose Sanctions On U.S. Corporations
Kurt Nimmo - On Monday, Press TV reported “Moscow is preparing a bill that would freeze the assets of European and American companies operating in Russia in response to potential Western sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine’s Republic of Crimea.” A large number of corporations would be impacted by the measure...

Did Ukraine Just Airlift Its Entire Gold Hoard To The U.S. Fed?
King World News - Today an outspoken hedge fund manager out of Hong Kong stunned King World News when he said that the entire Ukrainian gold hoard may have just secretly been flown from Ukraine to the United States. William Kaye, who 25 years ago worked for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions, also spoke about the incredible implications of this astonishing development.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Snowden at SXSW: 'The Constitution was being violated on a massive scale'
RT - Speaking remotely from Russia on Monday, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told attendees at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas that encryption is still a powerful deterrent against government surveillance.

CBS Journalist Resigns After Being Pressured Over 'Anti-Obama' Reporting
Paul Joseph Watson - CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson resigned today after facing pressure over reports she filed that were deemed to be overly critical of President Obama, but don’t expect the mainstream media to create a circus around Attkisson’s resignation like they did that of RT host Liz Wahl.

Obama Surgeon General Nominee Wants Doctors to Ask Patients About Guns in Home – Include Info in Obamacare Database
Gateway Pundit - Barack Obama picked far left 36 year-old organizer Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General — not for his medical expertise but for his activism. Vivek was the co-founder and president of “Doctors for America,” which began as “Doctors for Obama in 2008.”

VIDEO: TED: Government Surveillance – This Is Just The Beginning
Librey Crier - Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the capacity to break into computers, steal documents and monitor activity — without detection. This TED Fellow gives an unsettling look at what’s to come.

Audio: Carol Paul Takes Us Behind The Scenes
Liberty Crier - The matriarch of the Ron Paul family talks about her life with Ron, what a First Lady should do, and a lot more.

Californians Refuse to Turn In Newly-Banned Magazines
Adan Salazar - At midnight on Thursday, Sunnyvale began implementing a new law that requires residents with rifle magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition to dispose of them or else, but the law reportedly failed to produce the intended effect. “The Oakland Tribune reported Saturday that since Sunnyvale’s ban went into effect midnight Thursday, not one of the now-illegal magazines has been turned in,” the Associated Press reports.

State Forces Man Into Nursing Home
Off the Grid News - An 85-year-old Texas man is trapped in state custody, all because he went to a hospital for routine surgery. Charlie Fink checked into the Richardson Methodist Hospital late last month for hernia surgery, and now Adult Protective Services thinks he shouldn’t go home anytime soon.

Economy & Business

We Are In FAR Worse Shape Than We Were Just Prior To The Last Great Financial Crisis
Economic Collapse - None of the problems that caused the last financial crisis have been fixed. In fact, they have all gotten worse. The total amount of debt in the world has grown by more than 40 percent since 2007, the too big to fail banks have gotten 37 percent larger, and the colossal derivatives bubble has spiraled so far out of control that the only thing left to do is to watch the spectacular crash landing that is inevitably coming.

Weathering the Economic Collapse: Can You Reduce Any of These 10 Fixed Expenses?
The Organic Prepper - You don’t have to be a passive victim of the economy. It’s time to sit down and take a long hard look at where your money is going.

Wal-Mart spreads across America like epidemic disease: Watch the animation
(NaturalNews) Cheaper goods may sound alright at first, but when you consider that the Wal-Marts of the world have a tendency to drive mom-and-pop stores out of business, it becomes a little more "real," so to speak. And that can be upsetting to some folks, especially those trying to make a living -- in this economy -- in Rural America.

Energy & Environment

Is Washington Using the Ukraine Crisis to Push Natural Gas Exports to Asia?
AllGov - Thanks to the development of hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking), the U.S. these days is producing more natural gas than ever before—and has eclipsed Russia as the top producer globally. This abundance has American companies wanting to sell their surpluses overseas.

6.9 Northern California earthquake followed by aftershocks
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the coast of Northern California on Sunday night was the largest on the West Coast since the 7.2 Baja California quake in 2010. Sunday's temblor was followed by a series of at least 13 aftershocks as large as a magnitude 4.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Americans 'allergic to electromagnetic signals' settle in Green Bank, West Virginia
Daily Mail - A small remote town where Wi-Fi is banned has become an unlikely haven for people claiming modern technology has been making them ill. The so-called 'Wi-Fi refugees' are flocking to the tiny settlement to escape painful symptoms including burning skin, chest pains and acute headaches.

Florida Makes Off-Grid Living Illegal – Mandates All Homes Must Be Connected To An Electricity Grid
Collective Evolution - Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. That’s just like saying our dependency on corporations isn’t even a choice.

Duke Energy CEO: Customers will foot bill to clean up toxic coal lagoons
RT - Duke Energy faces a $1 billion price tag to clean its coal ash waste pits in North Carolina after the company leaked around 35 million gallons of toxic coal slurry into the Dan River last month. Who will pay the bill? Customers, says Duke's CEO.


Get Smart: The 10 Best Classes For Self-Sufficiency Training
Off the Grid News - Self-sufficiency involves a lot more than buying all the cool-looking gear advertised online and in magazines. Embarking on a self-reliant or off-the-grid lifestyle also involves education and training.

Humor & Satire

Rand Paul Explains Obamacare
Daily Bail - In a little-noticed speech to the Iowa Republican Party this month, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul mocked President Obama's health care overhaul, noting the 122,000 new medical diagnostic codes doctors will have to use in order to inform the government about injuries sustained by Americans.


Natural Herbal HPV "Cure" Discovered
Green Med Info - A groundbreaking study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, titled, "Clearance of Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection by Topical Application of Curcumin and Curcumin Containing Polyherbal Cream: A Phase II Randomized Controlled Study," reveals that vaccination and watchful waiting are not the only recourse against HPV infection.

Beta-Glucans Boost Natural Killer Cells to Fight Cancer, Boost Immunity
Natural Society - Often used as medicine, beta-glucans are naturally occurring, biologically active polysaccharides that are found in the cell walls of mushrooms, algae, lichens, plants, and some bacteria. This matters because beta-glucans are also immunostimulating and boost the effectiveness of your body’s own cancer-eradicating natural killer cells, or NK cells.

The Biggest Blood Pressure Mistake Your Doctor is Making
Natural Blaze - New research is showing that your doctor is making a huge mistake when it comes to checking your blood pressure, if he doesn’t check blood pressure in both arms. That’s the most accurate way to determine your risk for hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and other conditions related to high blood pressure.

9 Million Lbs. of “Diseased and Unsound” Meat May Have Reached 35 States, Says USDA
Activist Post - On February 8th, FSIS updated its official statement “to reflect that beef products associated with recall 13 were shipped to distribution centers and retail establishments in California, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Texas and Washington.” Now the USDA is saying this diseased and unsound meat may have reached as far as 35 states and Guam.

Chemotherapy-free cancer treatment uses body's own immune system to attack diseased cells
(NaturalNews) Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York say they have successfully experimented with the new procedure, using 16 people who had advanced leukemia and had otherwise run out of treatment options. The researchers said the patients underwent targeted T cell therapy, which then eliminated the cancerous cells in most of the patients, CBS News reported.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Cases Grow by 12000% in Just 7 Years
Natural Society - Thanks to the widespread overuse of antibiotics in both humans and animal feed, our gut flora has successfully been depleted and ruined. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has even admitted that the age of antibiotics should be coming to an end as super bacteria take over.

7 Types of Fish You Should Never Consider Eating - With increasing pollution and radiation levels off the charts in our oceans, wild fish are becoming as hazardous to our health as factory farmed meat.

Yellow dyes said to contain toxic chemicals
(NaturalNews) The chemical, a polychlorinated biphenyl called PCB-11, was found in just about every sample of paper products sold in 26 countries, as well as clothing sold in the United States. And researchers say their findings could shed light on how the chemical, which is tied to yellow dyes, paints and inks, has found its way back into the air, waterways and some people's bloodstreams, Environmental Health News (EHN) reports.

Difference between Methylcobalamin and Cyanocobalamin
Natural News Blogs - Studies show that methylcobalamin is better absorbed by the body than cyanocobalamin, and is stored in our systems for longer periods of time. This means that people taking methylcobalamin get a more steady supply of the vitamin. Partially because of its fast absorption, this form is also better at addressing B12 deficiency in vegans, vegetarians and the elderly.

Monday - March 10, 2014 - Today In History:
1785 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France. He succeeded Benjamin Franklin.
1804 - The formal ceremonies transferring the Louisiana Purchase from France to the U.S. took place in St. Louis.
1814 - In France, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by a combined Allied Army at the battle of Laon.
1848 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the war with Mexico.
1864 - Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies in the U.S. Civil War.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the telephone. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1880 - The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. from England.
1924 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a New York state law forbidding late-night work for women.
1927 - Prussia lifted its Nazi ban allowing Adolf Hitler to speak in public.
1933 - Nevada became the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.
1945 - American B-29 bombers attacked Tokyo, Japan, 100,000 were killed.
1947 - The Big Four met in Moscow to discuss the future of Germany.
1953 - North Korean gunners at Wonsan fired upon the USS Missouri. The ship responded by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.
1966 - The North Vietnamese captured a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.
1966 - France withdrew from NATO's military command to protest U.S. dominance of the alliance and asked NATO to move its headquarters from Paris.
1969 - James Earl Ray pled guilty in Memphis, TN, to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Ray later repudiated the guilty plea and maintained his innocence until his death in April of 1998.
1971 - The U.S. Senate approved an amendment to lower the voting age to 18.
1975 - The North Vietnamese Army attacked the South Vietnamese town of Ban Me Thout.
1980 - Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lent his support to the militants holding American hostages in Tehran.
1982 - The U.S. banned Libyan oil imports due to their continued support of terrorism.
1991 - "Phase Echo" began. It was the operation to withdraw 540,000 U.S. troops from the Persian Gulf region.
1994 - White House officials began testifying before a federal grand jury about the Whitewater controversy.
1998 - U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf began receiving the first vaccinations against anthrax.
2002 - The Associated Press reported that the Pentagon informed the U.S. Congress in January that it was making contingency plans for the possible use of nuclear weapons against countries that threaten the U.S. with weapons of mass destruction, including Iraq and North Korea.
2003 - North Korea test-fired a short-range missile. The event was one of several in a patter of unusual military maneuvers.
2008 - New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized after allegations surfaced that he had paid thousands of dollars for a high-end call girl, a scandal which eventually led to his resignation.

World News

Ukraine’s Military Mobilizes, Prepares For Combat: Trucks, APCs, SAMs, Howitzers, Tanks Rolling Out
Zero Hedge - Did somebody say de-escalation? Earlier today [March 9, 2014], photos were distributed showing the latest military convoy reinforcements heading into the Crimea, accompanies by a Police car demonstrating Moscow license plate numbers, most likely providing further support to the pro-Russian forces in the peninsula.

Ukraine signs $10 billion shale gas deal with Chevron
Reuters - Ukraine signed a $10 billion shale gas production-sharing agreement with U.S. Chevron (CVX.N) on Tuesday, another step in a drive for more energy independence from Russia.

Russia Prepares Law to Prosecute Journalists as Terrorists
Kurt Nimmo - The Russian newspaper Izvestia reports the Russian Duma is drafting amendments to the criminal code that will allow the Putin government to prosecute journalists as terrorists.

Everyone Agrees that Ukraine Sniper Attacks Were a False Flag
Washington’s Blog - We pointed out Wednesday that the Estonian foreign minister claims that the new Ukrainian coalition deployed snipers to discredit the former government of Ukraine. We documented Thursday that snipers are a common form of false flag terrorism. Interestingly, while the new Ukranian coalition denies that it deployed snipers, it is now accusing someone else – Russia – of deploying the snipers as a false flag event to create chaos.

Venezuela divisions deepen as protest over food shortages is halted
The Guardian - National Guardsmen prevent ‘empty pots’ march from reaching food ministry as Maduro government denounces US.

Snowden says he tried to discuss NSA surveillance internally
Press TV - Former US security contractor Edward Snowden says he was brushed off when he tried to discuss his concerns about surveillance with officials.

Malaysia launches terror probe over missing plane, debris may be spotted
RT - Malaysia has launched a terror probe into the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane which vanished from radars en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing while carrying 239 people on Saturday. Debris from the jet has reportedly been spotted.

‘Igla’ MANPAD systems stolen from Ukraine’s military depots during unrests
Blacklisted News - Several, maybe even a few dozen ‘Igla’ man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) were stolen from Ukraine’s military depots during the incidents in this country, a senior Ukrainian military man told RIA Novosti.

McCain: ‘It’s Tragic’ There’s No U.S. Military Option In Ukraine
Lew Rockwell Blog - A nuclear armed Russia facing off with a nuclear armed US would lead most normal people to search for alternatives to possible total annihilation. Not McCain. He wants a military option.

Libya OKs force against North Korean-flagged tanker in rebel-held port
StratRisks - Libya’s Defence Ministry has authorized the military to use force to stop a North Korean-flagged tanker from loading crude oil at a rebel-held port, bypassing the Tripoli government, it said on Sunday.

'Lebanon has right to defend itself'
PressTV - The foreign ministers of Arab countries shave voiced their support for Lebanon’s right to resist aggression by the Israeli regime and to liberate its occupied territories.

China Is Crashing ... As Predicted
Washington's Blog - Global credit excess is worse than before the 2008 crash. The U.S. and Japan have been easing like crazy, but – as Zero Hedge notes – China has been much worse...

Spain approves larger U.S. force at base
StratRisks - The Spanish government approved Friday an expansion of the size and duration of the U.S. military presence at the Moron base in southern Spain. The Pentagon is authorized to increase the U.S. Marine contingent at Moron from the current level of around 850 troops to as many as 1,100, Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes told reporters after Friday’s Cabinet meeting.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Evidence casts doubt on ex-CIA leaders’ claims on Benghazi mortar attack
Fox News - If former CIA Director David Petraeus and his ex-deputy Michael Morell are recalled to testify on Benghazi, they can expect hard questions about the mortar attack on the CIA annex which killed two former Navy SEALs.

CIA: We Only Spied On Senate Intelligence Committee Because They Took Classified Documents That Prove We're Liars
Techdirt - The DOJ is apparently already investigating if the CIA violated computer hacking laws in spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee computers. . . .it appears that the CIA is attempting, weakly, to spin this as being the Senate staffers' fault, arguing that the real breach was the fact that the Senate staffers somehow broke the rules in obtaining that internal review.

Court rejects NSA request to keep data
The Hill - The secretive federal surveillance court has denied the National Security Agency’s (NSA) attempt to hold onto people’s phone records for longer than the law allows.

Conn. Police Officers Refuse to Confiscate: Will Not "Be Party to the Oppression of the People"
The Daily Sheeple - There will no doubt be those men and women in uniform who will bow to their masters and kick in the doors of innocent people despite the illegality of such actions. But, as reported by the Examiner, there are also those who have drawn the line.

CT Cop to Gun Owning Patriot John Cinque: "I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In"
Freedom Outpost - [...] in a recent video between Mr. Cinque and Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti, Cinque reveals that a Branford, Connecticut police officer told him, "I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In."

SXSW Anti-Gun Event Fails
Kit Daniels - Very few attended a panel discussion on gun control in Austin, Texas yesterday even though the event was heavily promoted by media, proving once again the popularity of the Second Amendment and basic human freedoms as a whole.

Deadly warning for Detroit thugs: Police chief cheers on armed citizens - “The message should be that people are going to protect themselves,” Police Chief James Craig told WDIV-TV reporter Rob Meloni in an interview broadcast Friday. “They’re tired … they’re afraid, and they have a right to protect themselves.”

British al-Qaida turncoat to testify in trial of Bin Laden's son-in-law
The Guardian - A British man who plotted to shoe-bomb a plane for al-Qaida will on Monday begin a series of appearances as a star witness for the US government, testifying from London against Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and propagandist.

Two Americans Convicted of Economic Espionage for China
AllGov - A federal jury has found two U.S. citizens guilty of helping China obtain corporate trade secrets in exchange for millions of dollars. Walter Liew and Robert Maegerle were convicted on charges related to economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, bankruptcy fraud, tax evasion and obstruction of justice.

Florida City Installs Red-Light Camera in Front of Hospital Emergency Room
AllGov - With revenue drying up, municipalities have had to invent new ways to bring in funds to their coffers. A Florida city might win the prize for creativity, installing a red-light camera at an intersection next to a hospital, targeting those who are on their way to the emergency room.

Election News

Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second
Washington Times - Sen. Rand Paul demolished his competition in the 2014 Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll on Saturday, winning 31 percent of the vote — nearly three times the total of second-place Sen. Ted Cruz.
* Related Video: 2014 CPAC Straw Poll Results

YouTube: Rand Paul full speech at CPAC 2014
Published on Mar 7, 2014

VIDEO: Journalist, Dan Dicks Gets Kicked Out of CPAC 2014
Press For Truth - While covering CPAC in Washington DC Dan Dicks of Press For Truth was in line to speak with Newt Gingrich when security and police officers out of nowhere removed him from the line and escorted him off the property with the instructions that if he returns he’ll be arrested. Free speech is under attack and we must support the alternative independent media if we truly want to break free from the oppressions of the state.

Economy & Business

This World Bank Insider Will Blow You Away: “There Is A Huge Global Conspiracy”
Mac Slavo - Former Senior Counselor at the World Bank Karen Hudes has spent the last several years of her life working closely with whistle blowers from around the world to shed light on what she calls a “global conspiracy.”

Bitcoin refuses to flip: Virtual currency stays strong despite bankruptcies, gyrating rates
Washington Post - Future generations of Bitcoin billionaires may someday look back on 2014 with knowing smiles. Here was a year when thefts spread, exchanges collapsed, rates gyrated like a teenager’s moods. And yet the buying of bitcoins showed no signs of abating.

Energy & Environment

Pentagon: Climate Change Enables Terrorism
RT - The US Defense Department stressed threats to global stability and American hegemony posed by climate change in its latest Quadrennial Defense Review, declaring that an erratic climate will likely cause increased “terrorist activity,” among other impacts.

Hundreds gather for anti-fracking march in Manchester
RT - A recent survey carried out by the Manchester Evening News found that 73 percent of Greater Manchester residents are opposed to the controversial gas extraction technique – so on Sunday at noon, up to 1,000 demonstrators gathered in downtown to march from Piccadilly Gardens to Cathedral Gardens.

U.S. Geological Survey confirms: Human activity caused 5.7 quake in Oklahoma
Raw Story - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) issued a press release yesterday indicating that the magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck Prague, Oklahoma in 2011 was unintentionally human-induced.

Pennsylvania residents complain of sewage sludge spread near homes
(NaturalNews) The treated sewage sludge, formally known as "biosolids," is intended to enrich the soil and help vegetation regrow on the site of a former strip mine that has been turned into a state game reserve. A New York waste management company has received a permit to dispose of biosolids on 50 acres of Pennsylvania state land without paying any disposal fee.

Science & Technology

CUPID drone to ‘shock the world’ with 80,000 volt stun gun
RT - A Texas film has revealed an app controlled security drone that can zap intruders with an 80,000 volt taser dart. But Human operators still have to sanction any attack – for now. Web firm, Chaotic Moon studios, has created a drone that uses a taser instead of missiles, in what could be a policeman’s new best friend in the battle against crime.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

U.S. Farmers Report Widespread GMO Contamination of Organic Crops
Natural Society - The claim by the biotech industry that GMO crops can be contained and kept away from organic farmers who have chosen not to use genetically modified ‘suicide’ seeds is being proven grossly fallacious. A third of organic growers are now reporting problems with cross contamination, according to a new survey. More than 80% of farmers who participated in the survey are ‘concerned’ about the impact of genetic seeds, and 60% are ‘very concerned.’

Baker's Green Acres and Heritage Hogs - PLAN B
Activist Post - This compelling video recaps what happened, provides an update and encouragement for what we can do help farmers facing the same situation. Mark isn't just fighting for himself


42% of Drug Reactions Are Vaccine Related, Groundbreaking Chinese Study Finds
Green Med Info - A groundbreaking new drug safety study published in the open access journal PLoS has revealed that 42.5% of all reported adverse drug reactions occurring in 2009 in a Chinese pediatric population were caused by vaccines.

New Study Shows Shocking Under-Reporting of Alzheimer's Disease In Medical Records - Mortality Rates May Be Close To Heart Disease and Cancer - A new study suggests that Alzheimer’s disease may contribute to close to as many deaths in the United States as heart disease or cancer. The research is published in the in Neurology.

Study of 1.8 Million: Breast Screening Increases 'Lethal' Breast Cancer Incidence
Green Med Info - A powerful new study on the failure of mammograms to protect women against breast cancer, curiously absent from mainstream news health reporting, was published this month in The European Journal of Public Health.

Raw Cacao Superfood Smoothie - The cacao powder gives this smoothie a rich chocolate flavor while adding a powerful punch of free radical fighting antioxidants, energizing iron, and heart-healthy magnesium. The chia seeds are an incredible source of vitamin C, calcium, and omega-3. Along with the hemp seeds and maca, this is likely one of the most nutrient packed smoothies. Give this fabulous smoothie a try today!

Morning Jump Start Juice
Natural Blaze - There's nothing like a green start to your day with a zing of citrus and ginger. I bet once you try this juice in the morning, you will reconsider your daily cup of java.

CDC forced to release documents showing they knew vaccine preservative causes autism - A vaccine industry watchdog has now obtained CDC documents that show statistically significant risks of autism associated with the vaccine preservative, something the CDC denies even when confronted with their own data.

Should You Go Vegetarian to Control Your Blood Pressure?
Dr. Mercola - A recent meta-analysis found that removing meat from the diet led to blood pressure reductions similar to losing five kilos of body weight. Compared to blood pressure drugs, a vegetarian diet was found to be about 50 percent as effective for lowering blood pressure. Cutting out meat from your diet is NOT the only way to normalize your blood pressure. In fact, insulin resistance is a primary promoter of high blood pressure, which is the result of a diet too high in sugar, not protein.

Restaurant Chain Warns About Grocery Store Bacteria Land Mines
Dr. Mercola - An inside look at what awaits you at your local grocery store. A whopping 81% of this popular food was found to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria, while 69% of another popular entree contained the same potentially deadly bacteria in a test.

Go on a fast to improve brain health and live longer
(NaturalNews) The study, lead by Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine professor Mark Mattson, suggests that calorie reduction via intermittent bouts of fasting one or two days every week can help brains. A variety of high-fiber vegetables, unsweetened teas and plenty of water are example of foods a person could have during a fast. He explains that cutting 500 calories every fasting day or two plays a role in improving long-term cognitive function.

Cancer, heart disease, diabetes and aging don't stand a chance against the protective benefits of amla
(NaturalNews) Popular in Ayurvedic medicine, Indian gooseberry is a force to be reckoned with. Otherwise known as amla, this superfruit protects against an impressive list of ailments, many of which are degenerative.

Substance used to seal asphalt puts children at greater risk of cancer
(NaturalNews) The substance is often called pitch or tar and is made from coal tar. It's similar to the creosote used to water-seal telephone poles and railroad ties. And it functions as a sealant for aging asphalt roads, parking lots and driveways showing cracks and openings. There is a problem though: the sticky stuff is full of PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), which are highly toxic and carcinogenic.

Many citrus-flavored food products get their taste from artificial chemicals derived from turpentine
(NaturalNews) Turpentine, an important industrial chemical extracted from the resin of pine trees, is so toxic if inhaled that it will not only irritate the skin and eyes but also damage the respiratory and central nervous systems.

Friday - March 7, 2014 - Today In History:
1774 - The British closed the port of Boston to all commerce.
1849 - The Austrian Reichstag was dissolved.
1850 - U.S. Senator Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a method of preserving the Union.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 174,465) for his telephone.
1901 - It was announced that blacks had been found enslaved in parts of South Carolina.
1904 - The Japanese bombed the Russian town of Vladivostok.
1911 - In the wake of the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. sent 20,000 troops to the border of Mexico.
1918 - Finland signed an alliance treaty with Germany.
1927 - A Texas law that banned Negroes from voting was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1936 - Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland in violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles.
1942 - Japanese troops landed on New Guinea.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany.
1971 - A thousand U.S. planes bombed Cambodia and Laos.
1975 - The U.S. Senate revised the filibuster rule. The new rule allowed 60 senators to limit debate instead of the previous two-thirds.
1985 - The first AIDS antibody test, an ELISA-type test, was released.
2002 - A federal judge awarded Anna Nicole Smith more than $88 million in damages. The ruling was the latest in a legal battle over the estate of Smith's late husband, J. Howard Marshall II.
2003 - Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center announced that they had transferred 6.7 gigabytes of uncompressed data from Sunnvale, CA, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 58 seconds. The data was sent via fiber-optic cables and traveled 6,800 miles.
2010 - Iraq held an election in which neither the Sunni-backed coalition nor the Shiite political bloc won a majority, spawning an eight-month deadlock and stalling formation of a new government.
2011 - Reversing course, President Barack Obama approved the resumption of military trials at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ending a two-year ban.

World News

Obama Bans Critics of Ukraine Coup From Entering U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson - Under the sweeping language of President Barack Obama’s executive order issued today, critics of the US-backed coup in Ukraine could find themselves being banned from entering the United States.

Obama And Putin Are Trapped In A Macho Game Of “Chicken” And The Whole World Could Pay The Price
Economic Collapse - The U.S. government and the Russian government have both been forced into positions where neither one of them can afford to back down. If Barack Obama backs down, he will be greatly criticized for being "weak" and for having been beaten by Vladimir Putin once again. If Putin backs down, he will be greatly criticized for being "weak" and for abandoning the Russians that live in Crimea.

Syrian ambassador to UN restricted to 25-mile radius of New York City
RT - The US State department has banned the movement of Syria’s UN delegation, headed by Bashar al-Jaafari, to within a 25-mile (40 km) radius of New York City.

Russia hits back at US ‘barefaced cynicism and double standards’ over Ukraine
RT - The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the US State Department of double standards and low-level propaganda after it published a list of President Vladimir Putin’s “false claims” about the events in Ukraine.

VIDEO: UN Security Council meets again on Ukraine crisis
Press TV - The United Nations Security Council holds a new round of closed-door talks on the situation in Ukraine, the fourth such meeting in less than a week.

'Visa bans, asset freezes are next': Europe announces three step sanctions against Russia
RT - EU leaders have threatened Russia with sanctions, which could include visa bans, asset freezes and various economic restrictions unless it engages in direct talks with the coup-appointed Ukrainian government.

Putin to Obama: Russian-American relations shouldn’t be sacrificed for differences over intl problems
RT - The presidents of Russia and the US have once again explained to each other by phone their diverging views on the situation in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin said he did not want relations to be sacrificed to their differences on just one issue.

Russia hits back at US ‘barefaced cynicism and double standards’ over Ukraine
RT - The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the US State Department of double standards and low-level propaganda after it published a list of President Vladimir Putin’s “false claims” about the events in Ukraine.

BBC Now Admits: Armed Nazis Led “Revolution” in Kiev, Ukraine
Tony Cartlucci - As the dust settles and the West’s proxy regime finds itself safely entrenched in Kiev, Ukraine – the Western media can now finally recuperate some of its lost legitimacy after months of denying the obvious – that armed Neo-Nazis led the so-called “Euromaidan” uprising.

A Run On Ammunition Has Begun: “Russia Has Reportedly Halted All Exports To The US Of Russian Made Ammunition”
Mac Slavo - The largest wholesale gun & ammo distributors in the US have informed us in private conversation today that a massive scramble is on for all 7.62 as Russia has reportedly halted all exports to the US of Russian made ammunition.

The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun
Paul Craig Roberts - According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraine’s poor.

VIDEO: Venezuela gov’t expels Panama envoy, diplomats
Press TV - The Venezuelan government has ordered Panama’s ambassador and three other diplomats to leave the country, Panama's Deputy Foreign Minister says.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama Administration Told to Stop Expanding 'Corporate Rghts' in Trade Agreements
RINF - One of the most controversial provisions in free trade agreements is the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism, which gives corporations the right to sue governments over public measures that undermine their expected profits. It’s a pretty outrageous assault on democratic structures.

Obama Promises Illegals: Obamacare Sign Up Info Won’t Be Used for Deportation
Weekly Standard - In a joint town hall with Telemundo and Univision, President Obama made a pledge that his administration will not use Obamacare sign up data to deport illegal aliens.

House Judiciary Committee passes 3 separate 'Obama overreach' bills
The Examiner - The stated goal of all three bills is to return to the balance and the separation of powers as envisioned by the framers of the U.S. Constitution, according to the sponsors of the three pieces of legislation.

Obamacare: Bill to Make the Fine $0 for Violating the Individual Mandate Passes by 90 Votes
Weekly Standard -The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday afternoon to make the fine/“tax” for violating Obamacare’s individual mandate $0 for this year, and it did so by the wide margin of 90 votes (250 to 160).

Oklahoma legislators vote to nullify Agenda 21
Ben Swann Mar. 4, 2014 – A bill that would nullify Agenda 21 in Oklahoma passed through the state house today. “This bill protects your private property from being acquired by eminent domain from without a public vote or public hearing,” said bill sponsor, Rep. Lewis Moore.

New Jersey law would turn your .22 into an ‘assault weapon’ and you into a felon - As New Jersey lawmakers continue on a quest for ever-stricter gun laws, the State Assembly is readying discussion over a bill to reduce maximum magazine capacity from 15 to 10 rounds. Because the bill covers both fixed and detachable magazines, it could prohibit at least 43 common rifles, including popular .22 caliber models.

N.Y. to Widow: Sorry About Your Husband’s Death, Now Hand Over $27k
Kit Daniels - A pension director with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority sent a letter to a 79-year-old widow of a train engineer telling her that she’s sorry for the death of her husband but she needs to repay almost $27,000 in excess benefits due to a clerical error made by the agency in 1995.

Georgia Residents Threatened With $1,000 Fine For Renting Out Rooms To Tourists
Ben Swann - Savannah resident Mark DeWitt was threatened with a $1,000 fine after he listed his home on a vacation rental website. City officials told the man he was subject to the fine because his property is not zoned for inns or B&Bs. DeWitt, however, thinks he should not be subject to the same guidelines as traditional hotels and B&Bs since he does not serve breakfast or advertise his “business” with signage.

Ron Paul: Crimea Has Right to Join Russia, Obama's Sanctions 'Criminal'
U.S. News & World Report - Former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, believes Crimeans have a right to transfer sovereignty over their peninsula to Russia and says sanctions imposed Thursday by President Barack Obama against Ukrainian and Russian officials are “criminal.”

Oakland Forced to Dial Back Full-Spectrum Surveillance
Activist Post - Oakland's proposal for a Domain Awareness Center was to be of the type that has been imposed upon New York City. New York's Ring of Steel is the best example of a full-spectrum camera system supplying real-time data to law enforcement, and a physical militarized presence that has turned the city into an armed encampment.

YouTube: Township Board Meeting Violates Man's Property Rights, Arrests Him for Complaining
A property owner in Bridgeport, Michigan was addressing his grievances at the monthly township board meeting when he went over the 3 minutes allowed for public comment. The police went to remove him from the meeting and when he didn't comply in a fast enough manner for them...

Economy & Business

15 Vermont Towns Vote to Start a Public Bank that Works for Them, Not Wall Street - By a more than three-to-one margin on Tuesday, communities voting on whether to support the creation of a public bank in Vermont approved the idea, calling for the state legislature to establish such a bank and urging passage of legislation designed to begin its implementation.

VIDEO: U.S. Senator Wants To Ban Bitcoin? Hypocrisy?
Ben Swann - Senator Joe Manchin announced last week that he wants to ban Bitcoin because it is “dangerous for our economy”. Apparently Sen Manchin, who sits on the Senate Banking Committee is unaware that every fear he has about Bitcoin already exists through Wall Street and the U.S. Dollar.

Alleged Bitcoin creator taken on wild car chase by media
RT - A reporter for Newsweek says she’s unmasked the mysterious Japanese-American man responsible for inventing Bitcoin, the world’s most widely used digital cryptocurrency.

Energy & Environment

Coal Firm to Pay Record Fine for Water Pollution
ABC News - One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into hundreds of waterways across five Appalachian states, according to a proposed settlement Wednesday.

6 States Where Fracking Earthquakes are a New Feature of Reality
Activist Post - The movement against hydraulic gas fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ is becoming mainstream as this toxic and rapidly expanding technique by the oil and gas industry affects more and more everyday people.

Major Insurance Firm Warns of Losses Due to Health Effects of EMFs
Activist Post - Specialists from the Emerging Risks team at leading global reinsurance firm, Swiss Re, are warning the insurance industry that “unforeseen consequences of electromagnetic fields” could lead to a raft of claims and significant product liability losses in the next 10 years.

Science & Technology

Obama Doubles Down on BRAIN Project and Military Mind Control
Activist Post - According to the latest from LiveScience: Under the proposed budget, released Tuesday (March 4), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will contribute an estimated $100 million to the effort; the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will invest $80 million; and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide another $20 million.

Frightening Email Spy Tool Newest Threat To Privacy
Off the Grid News - Perhaps you should be leery of some Gmail email users. A new free plugin lets Gmail users know when an email they sent is open – without the recipient even knowing. Called Streak, the plugin can even enable users to track recipients to their physical locations, Daily Mail writer Victoria Woollaston discovered.


How Root Canals Can Severely Affect Your Health and Wellness
Natural Blaze - In the United States alone, over 25 million root canals are performed annually and as a result are seen as a common practice and safe technique to overcome certain dental issues. However, suppressed research dating as far back as the 1920s shows that root canals may not be as safe as we are led to believe, and that they can in fact be detrimental to our health.

How A Person’s Aura Becomes Depleted with Unhealthiness
Natural Blaze - Many have dismissed Auras, especially those professed to be experts in natural sciences. However, with the assistance of highly sensitive cameras scientists have been able to photograph this field some experts believe could become a tool for use in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.

Boulder Brands CEO Says 43% of Customers Want Non-GMO Food
Natural Society - Thanks to the anti-GMO movement, makers of Smart Balance will remove GMOs from their butters and spreads. The change will happen as early as this March.

VIDEO: CDC Report: Stop Breastfeeding and Vaccinate
Activist Post - The federal government continues to promote massive vaccination programs. A new study by the CDC tells mothers to have their children vaccinated, and to avoid nursing babies. The agency now claims mother's milk may affect certain vaccines.

Vitamin C supplementation and proper nutrition decrease absorption of toxic cadmium
(NaturalNews) Cadmium poisoning is a very serious health issue that often goes undiagnosed; its somewhat generic symptoms include things like chronic anxiety, stomach pains, kidney damage and even death.

Free of severe acne, woman says hemp seed oil is her new favorite
(NaturalNews) Fran Kerr, author of Clear Skin for Life and How to Heal from Acne Naturally, has been a fan of jojoba oil for years. "I still do love it. I'm a massive fan of it, but I have a new favorite now," she admits. "It's organic hemp seed oil. I am in love with hemp seed oil as a cleanser and moisturizer."

Pet News

Beware: The Lies They're Telling to Keep You Buying
Dr. Becker - Here’s the reality: by necessity, no processed pet food is “natural.” Processed food is designed to be storable for long periods and convenient to use. It isn’t designed to be whole, fresh and natural – and no amount of marketing spin or clever labeling should convince you otherwise.

Thursday - March 6, 2014 - Today In History:
1808 - At Harvard University, the first college orchestra was founded.
1820 - The Missouri Compromise was enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed by U.S. President James Monroe. The act admitted Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory.
1836 - The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege.
1857 - The U.S. Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision ruled that blacks could not sue in federal court to be citizens.
1886 - "The Nightingale" was first published. It was the first magazine for nurses.
1899 - Aspirin was patented by German researchers Felix Hoffman and Hermann Dreser.
1944 - During World War II, U.S. heavy bombers began the first American raid on Berlin. Allied planes dropped 2000 tons of bombs.
1946 - Ho Chi Minh, the President of Vietnam, struck an agreement with France that recognized his country as an autonomous state within the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
1947 - Winston Churchill announced that he opposed British troop withdrawals from India.
1947 - The first air-conditioned naval ship, "The Newport News," was launched from Newport News, VA.
1960 - The United States announced that it would send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
1967 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his plan to establish a draft lottery.
1973 - U.S. President Richard Nixon imposed price controls on oil and gas.
1980 - Islamic militants in Tehran said that they would turn over American hostages to the Revolutionary Council.
1981 - U.S. President Reagan announced a plan to cut 37,000 federal jobs.
2007 - Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was convicted of lying and obstructing an investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.

World News

Russia Sinks Ship to Block Ukrainian Navy Ships
Navy Today - The Russian Navy Ochakov Kara-class cruiser was sunk last night to block the Ukrainian Navy ships deployed in Novoozerne, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a press release today. The information was confirmed by the Ukrainian military of the South Naval Base who were observing the operation. The RF ships blocking the Ukrainian ships in Donuzlav lake in the Crimea left the zone at 23.30 p.m. (March 5).

Ratcheting Up the New Cold War: US Sends F-15s to Poland
Kurt Nimmo - Following the dust up in Ukraine the United States has announced it will send warplanes to Poland and expand NATO’s air patrols over Baltic countries.

Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders - leaked EU's Ashton phone tape
RT - The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation between the EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign affairs minister, which has emerged online.

Questions on Ukraine the West chooses not to answer
RT - Ukrainian and Western refusal to answer Moscow’s hard questions explains Russia’s tough stance on the crisis in Kiev.

Turkey grants US warship permission to enter Black Sea
RT - Turkey has given a US Navy Warship the green light to pass through the Bosphorus within the next two days as tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea region continue to divide world powers.

Venezuela breaks diplomatic relations with Panama, citing conspiracy
RT - The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that it was breaking diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama on Wednesday, citing the Central American country's complicity in a "conspiracy."

Gun Control Didn’t Save These People: 33 Killed in Chinese Train Station Mass Stabbing
The Daily Sheeple - Just days ago, 10 people armed with knives at a southwestern China train station killed 33 people and wounded another 130 according to The Wall Street Journal. All private ownership of guns is heavily regulated by law in the People’s Republic of China. Other than a few extremely limited exceptions, no one is allowed to privately own a firearm.

Canadian Mounties Override Civilian Rule to Arbitrarily Ban, Confiscate Firearms
Adan Salazar - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are acting on their own authority to arbitrarily re-classify, ban and ultimately confiscate certain rifles, contemptible actions for which Canadian citizens seemingly have no recourse.

Government, Police Fund Radar Crowd Scanner To Detect 3D Printed Weapons
Steve Watson - The British government and the Metropolitan Police have supplied funding for a crowd scanning device that searches for 3D Printed guns.

Crimean parliament votes to join Russia, hold referendum in 10 days on ratifying
RT - A referendum on the status of Crimea will be held March 16, the region’s deputy prime minister announced. Crimeans will be asked to decide if the autonomous republic stays part of Ukraine or joins Russia.

EU freezes assets of Yanukovich and 17 other Ukranians
RT - The European Union has frozen the assets of 18 Ukrainians held responsible for embezzling the country’s funds, and illegally sending them abroad. Ousted President Viktor Yanukovich tops the list.

Syria files official complaint with UN
Press TV - The Syrian government has filed a complaint with the UN over a recent Israeli attack in the occupied Golan Heights, saying the move proves Tel Aviv’s direct support for militants in Syria.

VIDEO: Afghanistan president orders probe into NATO strike
Press TV - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into an airstrike by the NATO forces in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Logar that killed five Afghan soldiers.

Exclusive: RT Anchor Liz Wahl Explains Why She Quit
The Daily Beast - Liz Wahl wasn’t just disgusted by the Kremlin-funded TV network’s handling of Ukraine, she says in an exclusive interview. RT’s coverage of the entire world “made me feel sick.”

YouTube: Ron Paul: US shouldn't meddle in Ukraine
RT America - The US, Russia and the European Union are all posturing with rhetoric about the crisis in Ukraine. But in the US, critics say we should stay on the sidelines and let the interim Ukrainian government deal with their own issues.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Snowden, Assange and Greenwald scheduled to address Texas tech conference from abroad
RT - Three of the top presenters scheduled to speak at a technology conference in Texas next week will deliver their remarks remotely due to leak investigations that have left them all unable or unwilling to come to the United States.

Man Arrested For Talking About Guns On Oregon Bus
Mikael Thalen - An Oregon man riding a public bus was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail Tuesday for allegedly mentioning firearms during a conversation.

US Schools Go Full-Bore Soviet
Activist Post - The incentives to adopt Common Core are huge; for example, adoption is required for any state that wants a bite out of an allocated $4.35-billion. Moreover, adoption offers a state exemption from the widely despised No Child Left Behind Act by which states are required to assess the basic skills of students. No wonder 45 states signed on in 2011, far before the program was finalized.

Issa Walks Out Of IRS Scandal Hearing As Cummings Calls Proceedings ‘Un-American’
(CBS DC) – A House hearing on the IRS targeting of conservative groups erupted into an argument between Rep. Elijah Cummings and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa just moments after former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify in regards to her role in the tax scrutiny scandal.

Private license plate scanners amassing vast databases open to highest bidders
RT - Automated license plate readers used by car repo companies, for example, collect billions of personal records per year, which contribute to vast databases that can be used by law enforcement, insurance companies, banks, and the like, with few limits.

Private Property Rights Under Attack by Comprehensive Land Use Plans
The Daily Sheeple - Private property must be guarded as priceless freedom. Land owners should reject the sustainable development idea that only government can protect nature, air, soil, water, open spaces, and the poor.

Economy & Business

The Top 12 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Heading Toward Another Recession
Economic Collapse - Is the U.S. economy steamrolling toward another recession? Will 2014 turn out to be a major "turning point" when we look back on it? Before we get to the evidence, it is important to note that there are many economists that believe that the United States never actually got out of the last recession.

Chicago’s credit rating takes a beating, Moody’s downgrades to just above junk
RT - Moody’s Investor Services has downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to the third-lowest level above “non-investment grade” based on pension liabilities, meaning the third-largest US municipality has the second-lowest credit score among major cities.

Bitcoin firm CEO found dead after ‘suicide’
NY Post - It appears bitcoin’s recent turmoil has claimed its first life. Autumn Radtke, a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta, was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28. Local media are calling it a suicide, but Singapore officials are waiting for toxicology test results.

California Agency Taxes $3M By Mistake, Says State Law Prevents Them From Giving It Back
(CBS13) - A Sacramento fire district that wrongly taxed homeowners more than $3 million due to a clerical error will not be issuing a full refund of that money, a Call Kurtis investigation has learned. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said it will only return about half of that money, angering some homeowners who were charged as much as $800 since 2005.

Energy & Environment

Unnamed Source: ‘USGS Suppressing Supervolcano activity at Yellowstone under White House orders’
Intellihub - According to a random individual who recently posted a video on YouTube, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has likely been ordered by Washington to suppress information regarding recent seismic activity and gaseous releases in and around the Yellowstone region.

Groundbreaking Legal Action Filed to Protect US Wildlife, Forests from GMOs, Pesticides
Natural Society - The CFS has filed a legal challenge demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protect our wildlife and habitat by banning GMOs and pesticides.

U.S. Gov't Set to Kill Marine Life for Oil Companies
NextNewsNetwork - Oil companies want to explore areas offshore for oil. Many of these grounds have been drilled before, but industry officials say new technology could find reserves in areas once believed to be dry. A new sonic gun will create massive shock waves that will travel through the water, and through the sea bed. These guns will fire every ten seconds, 24 hours a day, for over a year.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

7 Ideas to Help Protect the Honeybee
Activist Post - One of the greatest coming ecological catastrophes for the human race is the global collapse of many bee species which are largely responsible for pollinating our food crops as well as wild plants.... There are things we all can do to contribute to the well-being and our bee populations. Here are a few simple guidelines for making your home, garden and place of work more friendly to bees...

Human Blood is Not "Roundup Ready," New Study Reluctantly Admits
Green Med Info - A new study, published in Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology titled, "The effect of metabolites and impurities of glyphosate on human erythrocytes (in vitro)," reveals that the problem with the growing global contamination of the biosphere with agrichemicals used in the farming of genetically modified foods is far worse than most will either admit or acknowledge. The researchers describe the background context of their study...


Long Term Water Solutions: Bugging In
The Daily Sheeple - There are several aspects to water that you should consider if your long term plans are to bug in at your current location. Many of these solutions can also be put into place if you have a secondary location to which you will travel in the event of a crisis.


Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism: US Media Blacks Out Story - The debate over vaccines continues as an Italian court ruled in favor of the Bocca family who’s nine-year-old son became autistic after receiving the MMR (Measles/Mumps & Rubella) vaccine. I came across this case and felt it was a good idea to report on this as the vaccine debate has been a hot topic here lately. Although the case concluded in 2012, the information is just as relevant today.

Why is There GMO Sugar In Salt??
Activist Post - Great April Fools' Day prank idea: Switch up your loved ones' sugar with salt. When they spit out their coffee and comment on the saltiness you can insist that it's really sugar and that there's nothing wrong, giving the prank a twisted flair. But you'd be right - because there's friggin' GMO sugar in salt!

Major Grocery Stores Announce Refusal of GMO Salmon, Despite FDA Ruling it ‘Safe’
Natural Society - The largest chain grocery store companies in the US have agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon, but over 9000 stores might still be passing off GMO salmon as non-GMO if the industry isn’t required to disclose such information.

Load Your Cold and Flu Ammo With These Two Super Nutrients
Natural Blaze - The cold and flu season is not something to look forward to over the course of winter. Sinus congestion, body shivers, headaches, sore muscles, and nausea are just a few of the inconveniences brought along with catching the cold or flu. However, where there’s an ailment, there’s always a natural remedy. The following two supplements are proven and effective warriors in the battle against viral infections.

A Natural Approach to Preventing and Overcoming Dementia
Green Med Info - Remembering and forgetting things is a perfectly normal part of daily life. But we need not fear that the extreme and progressive cognitive decline that characterizes senile dementia will be an inevitable part of our aging process. There are a number of things we can do to positively impact our brain health and overall mental abilities as we age.

Harvard Research Finds Link Between Fluoridated Water, ADHD and Mental Disorders
Activist Post - New research published in The Lancet by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) found that various chemicals that many children are exposed to are having a direct effect on the creation of disorders labelled under the name ADHD as well as other mental disorders. One of the chemicals said to be having an effect is fluoride, or variations of fluoride.

Your Stomach And Digestive Tract Can Collect Significant Amounts of Wax and Chemicals By Using These Daily - If you use your own glass cup or mug, you’re as safe as the water you drink. Take that same drink from a foam cup or plastic cup and it is a very different story. Different variations of polyethylene and paraffin line almost every disposable cup on the market. These linings, especially among low quality cups can indeed melt and get into your digestive tract leading to gastrointestinal disorders and other health issues.

Frankincense Found to Trump Chemo in Eliminating Ovarian Cancer
Natural Society - In the latest research, scientists have demonstrated the ability of frankincense to combat cancer cells in late-stage ovarian cancer. The findings offer yet another piece of evidence that the “cure” for cancer will not be found in toxic conventional treatments, but rather in the natural world.

Do You Suffer Widespread Pain? It May Be Time to Address Your Sleep
Dr. Mercola - Depriving your body of sleep can lead to some very serious—and surprising—health effects, including widespread pain, which is a primary feature of fibromyalgia. According to recent research from Great Britain, poor or insufficient sleep was actually the strongest predictor for pain in adults over 50. Other predictors for widespread pain included anxiety, poor physical health, cognitive problems, and osteoarthritis.

Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Ginger Smoothie - Pineapple has been used for centuries to reduce pain and inflammation. It turns out that an enzyme found in pineapples called bromelain does, in fact, have scientifically proven medicinal benefits.... An even more potent anti-inflammatory is ginger whose analgesic properties have been proven stronger than ibuprofen.

Active vitamin D helps remove toxic aluminum in chronic kidney disease patients
(NaturalNews) As various amounts of aluminum begin showing up in food products tested at the Consumer Wellness Center Forensic Food Lab, it's becoming clear how metals like aluminum can build up unnecessarily in the body, taxing the organs over time.

Pet News

Spirulina: The Near-Magical Superfood That Helps Promote Your Pet's Well Being
Dr. Becker - As a veterinarian, I get a lot of questions from pet owners about multivitamin supplements for their companion animals....

Wednesday - March 5, 2014 - Today In History:
1750 - "King Richard III" was performed in New York City. It was the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America.
1766 - The first Spanish governor of Louisiana, Antonio de Ulloa, arrived in New Orleans.
1770 - "The Boston Massacre" took place when British troops fired on a crowd in Boston killing five people. Two British troops were later convicted of manslaughter.
1868 - The U.S. Senate was organized into a court of impeachment to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson.
1900 - Two U.S. battleships left for Nicaragua to halt revolutionary disturbances.
1901 - Germany and Britain began negotiations with hopes of creating an alliance.
1902 - In France, the National Congress of Miners decided to call for a general strike for an 8-hour day.
1918 - The Soviets moved the capital of Russia from Petrograd to Moscow.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered a four-day bank holiday in order to stop large amounts of money from being withdrawn from banks.
1933 - The Nazi Party won 44 percent of the vote in German parliamentary elections.
1934 - In Amarillo, TX, the first Mother's-In-Law Day was celebrated.
1943 - Germany called fifteen- and sixteen-year-olds for military service due to war losses.
1946 - Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain Speech".
1946 - The U.S. sent protests to the U.S.S.R. on incursions into Manchuria and Iran.
1953 - Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin died. He had been in power for 29 years.
1956 - The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the ban on segregation in public schools.
1970 - A nuclear non-proliferation treaty went into effect after 43 nations ratified it.
1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cities had the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.
1984 - The U.S. accused Iraq of using poison gas.
1997 - North Korea and South Korea met for first time in 25 years for peace talks.
1998 - NASA announced that an orbiting craft had found enough water on the moon to support a human colony and rocket fueling station.
1998 - It was announced that Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would lead crew of Columbia on a mission to launch a large X-ray telescope. She was the first woman to command a space shuttle mission.
2001 - Vice President Dick Cheney underwent an angioplasty for a partially blocked artery.
2004 - Martha Stewart was convicted of obstructing justice and lying to the government about why she'd unloaded her Imclone Systems Inc. stock just before the price plummeted.

World News

Russia is allowed to have 25,000 troops in Crimea...and other facts you didn’t know
RT - Ukraine’s statement at the UN that 16,000 Russian soldiers have been deployed to Crimea has caused a frenzy among Western media which chooses to ignore that those troops have been there since the late 1990s in accordance with a Kiev-Moscow agreement.

Bombshell: Ukraine President Requested Russian Assistance
Ron Paul Institute March 3, 2014 - President Viktor Yanukovich had sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin requesting Russian military assistance to restore law and order in Ukraine.

Turkey scrambles jets after Russian plane flies near its Black Sea coast
(Reuters) - The Turkish Air Force scrambled eight F-16 fighter jets after a Russian surveillance plane flew parallel along its Black Sea coast, the military said on Tuesday, amid increased tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

Jailed opposition leader calls for more Venezuela protests
(Reuters) - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged sympathizers on Monday to maintain street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the country's foreign minister prepared to meet the United Nations Secretary General.

150 Global Scientists Condemn Retraction of Seralini GMO Study
Sustainable Pulse - 150 scientists from around the World have condemned the retraction of French scientist Gilles-Eric Séralini’s study on GM Maize and Roundup, as a bow to commercial interests.

VIDEO: February agreement key to resolve Ukraine crisis: Russia
Press TV - Russia says the 21 February agreement between the government of the ousted Ukrainian president and the opposition should be considered as the key to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

Russians seize Ukraine’s Crimea missile units says report
Press TV - Russian forces have reportedly seized two Ukrainian missile defense units in Ukraine's southern Crimea region.

OSCE military observer mission en route to Crimea
RT - The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is sending a delegation which includes representatives from the US and 14 other nations to observe the situation in Crimea amid tensions in Ukraine, according to a US official.

US maintaining Pacific fleet to ‘deter North Korean provocations’ says report
RT - North Korea’s determination to acquire long-range missiles and nuclear weapons has rendered the Pacific country an increasing threat to the United States, according to a Pentagon report that describes the small nation as "closed and authoritarian."

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Missouri Dems Introduce Alarming Gun Confiscation Bill Giving Law-Abiding Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Certain Firearms or Become Felons - Democrats in Missouri introduced startling anti-gun legislation that would require gun owners to hand over their legally purchased so-called “assault weapons” to “the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction” within 90 days. Under the proposed bill, “Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution.”

Jury Selection Continues In Terrorism Trial Of Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law
(CBSNewYork/AP) – Jury selection continues in the trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law in Manhattan. As WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported, the jurors chosen to try Sulaiman Abu Ghaith on terrorism charges will remain anonymous. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan told prospective jurors, “even I don’t know your names and it will stay that way.”

Navy cuts F-35 order nearly in half
As the United States prepares plans to downsize its military, the Navy is set to order fewer Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets than previously expected over the next five years.

White House Set To Extend Obamacare Deadline By 1 Year
Zero Hedge - The Obama administration plans to allow insurers to continue selling policies that don't meet the federal health law's requirements for at least another year, an insurance industry official confirmed Tuesday.... The move would push a potential political furor over canceled insurance plans past this year's midterm elections.

DOJ Bypasses Congress To Start Building A National Gun Database
Liberty Crier - Eric “Gun Runner” Holder’s Department of Justice is preparing to announce new regulations designed to expand the national background check system for gun sales. White House records reveal the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has completed its review of the DOJ rule, one of 23 executive actions ordered by President Obama more than a year ago.

Connecticut State Police say: ‘If ordered, they will violate the Constitution’
AmmoLand - In a recorded phone call Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. Vance was reached at at (860) 685-8290 and says that state police would comply with an order from the state to conduct door to door gun confiscations.

Cops used cell phone surveillance tool 200 times without court’s permission
RT - The American Civil Liberties Union wants to learn more about any secret surveillance gadgets used by Florida law enforcement agencies after uncovering proof that police there relied on one type of spy tool upwards of 200 times without permission.

Anti-leaks legislation coming within weeks, says NSA chief
RT - The head of the National Security Agency, General Keith Alexander, alluded to unspecified legislation on media leaks as being forthcoming, potentially within weeks, during remarks at a cybersecurity panel on Tuesday.

Texas Voters Take A Stand: 9 out of 10 Want Obamacare Repealed and Welfare Recipients Drug Tested
Mac Slavo - In Texas, where voters took to the polls Tuesday night, a completely different set of ideas is at play. And if nationwide sentiment is any indication, other conservative and libertarian leaning states will soon follow.

Showdown: Maryland to Target 110,000 Citizens With Gun Confiscation
Paul Joseph Watson - Authorities in Maryland are set to target 110,000 citizens with gun confiscation under a new law that would link the state’s gun registry with its criminal database, with new troopers set to be hired to enforce door to door visits of illegal gun owners.

YouTube: Registering for confiscation
Canadian News Anchor Brian Lilley gives a warning to American Gun Owners.

Economy & Business

Obama Budget Proposes $100 Billion in Tax Hikes on Energy Producers
The President’s FY 2015 budget contains billions in tax increase on energy production and consumption. These taxes will result in higher prices at the pump, increased utility bills, and fewer American jobs as companies flee the U.S. and companies cannot recover their investments.

9 Reasons Why Raising the Minimum Wage Is A Terrible Idea - President Obama and congressional Democrats are pressing to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Here are nine reasons why that’s a bad idea.

Veteran News

'How did these guys get in the Army?' New study delves into mental illness
RT - About one in five US soldiers have been found to have a common mental illness such as depression or panic disorder upon enlisting in the Army, according to a new study. A second study showed that over eight percent of soldiers had contemplated suicide and 1.1 percent had attempted suicide, researchers found via confidential surveys and interviews with 5,428 soldiers at Army bases across the US.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

After 2-Year Court Battle Baker’s Pigs Now Legal - Two years after suing the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over the legality of its swine Invasive Species Order (ISO), Mark Baker is now free to raise and sell his hybrid heritage breed pigs. In a February 26, 2014 hearing, less than two weeks before a scheduled March 11, 2014 trial date, DNR backed off its prior position that Baker’s pigs were illegal, in order to avoid the lawsuit trial.


Pro-Vaccination Propaganda Is Backfiring, Study Shows
Natural Blaze - A new study in the journal Pediatrics found that “public health campaigns touting vaccines’ effectiveness and debunking the links between autism and other health risks might actually be backfiring, and convincing parents to skip the shots for their kids,” according to CBS News...

Caffeine-based gold compounds are potential tools to fight cancer
Natural Blaze - The side effects of ingesting too much caffeine — restlessness, increased heart rate, having trouble sleeping — are well known, but recent research has shown that the stimulant also has a good side. It can kill cancer cells. Now, researchers report in the ACS journal Inorganic Chemistry that combining a caffeine-based compound with a small amount of gold could someday be used as an anticancer agent.

Surge in babies born without brains in Washington State
(NaturalNews) There is something seriously wrong in the fertile Yakima Valley region of Washington. A surging number of babies are being born with major birth defects, and the reasons why are eluding state health officials. As reported by CNN, a nurse in the area, Sara Barron, was the first to report on a particularly horrifying condition: anencephaly -- a condition in which babies are born without much of their brain and skull.

Sixteen varieties of cheese recalled after death in California and illnesses in babies
(NaturalNews)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the 16 cheeses, which were made by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., have been tied to a Listeria outbreak. The recalled brands include Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa de Lima and Anita.

Arsenic shown to inhibit thiol compounds, including 'master antioxidant' glutathione
(NaturalNews) A recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives reveals that exposure to arsenic (As) is directly responsible for depleting glutathione (GSH), the body's primary intracellular antioxidant, as well as inducing oxidative stress.

Which parts of America are the most contaminated with arsenic?
(NaturalNews) A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report on groundwater contamination, which includes well water and springs, found that it is essentially all over the place. But particular hotspots of contamination include New Jersey, Maryland and surrounding northeastern states as well as Michigan, Idaho, California, Arizona and Washington. Other studies have also identified large swaths of the central South and Southeast where arsenic is being absorbed by rice crops.

Pathogens in Your Mouth Can Lead to Cancer in Other Parts of Your Body
Dr. Mercola - Good oral hygiene is even more important than previously thought. Pathogenic microorganisms and their toxins can harm more than just your mouth when they circulate through your bloodstream—they can potentially cause secondary infections and chronic inflammation throughout your body.

Is adrenal fatigue destroying your health, peace of mind and joie de vivre?
(NaturalNews)"Even if you don't consider yourself a stress monger, modern, everyday life, with all of its traffic jams, deadlines, economic stress, overconsumption of caffeine and sugar, being constantly plugged in and on the go, and never-ending negative media chatter can lead to an overproduction of stress hormones," remarks Jill Grunewald, a certified holistic nutrition coach in St. Paul, Minnesota. Do any of the following symptoms sound familiar?...

Big Pharma Shill to Head the Institute Of Medicine
Dr. Mercola - Victor Dzau, currently the chancellor for health affairs at Duke University, will be the new president of the Institute of Medicine, beginning July 1, 2014. Dzau’s work at Duke University has a long history of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which accepts a great deal of money from Big Pharma and is deeply enmeshed with the industry.

Juniper berries are great for your kidneys, bladder and urinary tract
(NaturalNews) Juniper berries grow from shrubs in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe and North America. There are many different kinds of juniper berries but the most common one to North Americans is known as juniperus communis....

Going bananas for mono-fruiting: does eating one fruit for long periods of time really help our health?
(NaturalNews) Mono-fruiting, or eating one type of fruit without introducing any other fruits or foods in the mix for long periods of time, is a common dietary lifestyle for many people. Just go online and it's clear that a lot of people are living life in mono-fruit land, preparing mono meals, taking trips to "Banana Island" (metaphorically speaking) and buying their fruit of choice in bulk.

Pet News

They May Have Killed 600 Dogs, But They're Headed Back to Store Shelves
Dr. Becker - Not surprisingly, the same brands of jerky pet treats that are suspected of causing illness and death in thousands of pets – brands finally pulled from the market a year ago – are headed back to store shelves. Nestle Purina’s Waggin’ Train treats and Del Monte Corp’s Milo’s Kitchen products are either already on store shelves as you read this, or will be shortly.

VIDEO: How Attached Are Cats to Their Owners?
Dr. Becker - Very interesting footage of a kitty's reaction to his owner's departure.

Tuesday - March 4, 2014 - Today In History:
1766 - The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, which had caused bitter and violent opposition in the U.S. colonies.
1778 - The Continental Congress voted to ratify the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance. The two treaties were the first entered into by the U.S. government.
1789 - The first Congress of the United States met in New York and declared that the U.S. Constitution was in effect.
1791 - Vermont was admitted as the 14th U.S. state. It was the first addition to the original 13 American colonies.
1794 - The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress. The Amendment limited the jurisdiction of the federal courts to automatically hear cases brought against a state by the citizens of another state. Later interpretations expanded this to include citizens of the state being sued, as well.
1813 - The Russians fighting against Napoleon reached Berlin. The French garrison evacuated the city without a fight.
1826 - The first railroad in the U.S. was chartered. It was the Granite Railway in Quincy, MA.
1837 - The state of Illinois granted a city charter to Chicago.
1861 - The Confederate States of America adopted the "Stars and Bars" flag.
1881 - Eliza Ballou Garfield became the first mother of a U.S. President to live in the executive mansion.
1902 - The American Automobile Association was founded in Chicago.
1904 - In Korea, Russian troops retreated toward the Manchurian border as 100,000 Japanese troops advanced.
1914 - Doctor Fillatre successfully separated Siamese twins.
1917 - Jeanette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives.
1925 - Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office in Washington, DC. The presidential inauguration was broadcast on radio for the first time.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gave his inauguration speech in which he said "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself."
1933 - Labor Secretary Frances Perkins became the first woman to serve in a Presidential administrative cabinet.
1947 - France and Britain signed an alliance treaty.
1952 - U.S. President Harry Truman dedicated the "Courier," the first seagoing radio broadcasting station.
1952 - Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married.
1954 - In Boston, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital reported the first successful kidney transplant.
1975 - Queen Elizabeth knighted Charlie Chaplin.
1991 - Sheik Saad al-Jaber al-Sabah, the prime minister of Kuwait, returned to his country for the first time since Iraq's invasion.
1994 - Bosnia's Croats and Moslems signed an agreement to form a federation in a loose economic union with Croatia.
1997 - U.S. President Clinton barred federal spending on human cloning.
1998 - Microsoft repaired software that apparently allowed hackers to shut down computers in government and university offices nationwide.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court said that federal law banned on-the-job sexual harassment even when both parties are the same sex.
1999 - Monica Lewinsky's book about her affair with U.S. President Clinton went on sale in the U.S.
2002 - Canada banned human embryo cloning but permitted government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.
2012 - Vladimir Putin scored a decisive victory in Russia's presidential election to return to the Kremlin and extend his hold on power for six more years.

World News

Secret Space war XIII: Alien Partners tell Putin, “Don’t Worry, We’ve Got Your Back” - Unsubstantiated rumors have been seeping out of deep contacts inside Russian Space Command the last few weeks that, not only does the new Putin’s Russia have a well developed Secret Space war Program, but reports also claim that this Secret Space war Program provides substantial ultra-high-tech back-engineered offensive and defensive weaponry.

Putin: Deploying military force is last resort, but we reserve right
RT - There was an unconstitutional coup and an armed takeover of power in Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated. Russia is puzzled why there was a need for it at a time when Viktor Yanukovich had conceded to all opposition demands.

Russian troops ordered home from surprise war games
RT - President Putin has ordered troops sent last week to a surprise military exercise in western and central Russia to return to their bases.

Kremlin warns US over potential sanctions
Press TV - A Russian official says potential sanctions by Washington against Moscow would lead to the “crash” of the US financial system and end its global financial domination.

VIDEO: World stock markets plunge over Ukraine crisis
Press TV - Global stocks slumped on Monday as Western powers threatened Russia with “sanctions and boycotts” because of its deployment of troops to the Crimea region of Ukraine.

Central Banker PM Says Ukraine Ready for IMF Auction Block
Kurt Nimmo - Arseniy Yatseniuk, the central bankster PM of post-coup Ukraine, has signaled IMF-inspired fire sales are on schedule. Yatseniuk: Ukraine will “collaborate” with IMF and the banksters. On Monday Yats, as the U.S. State Department fondly calls him, said Naftogaz Ukrainy, the national oil and gas company of Ukraine, will be put on the auction block.

Kremlin issues ultimatums to Ukrainian forces
Telegraph - Russia has issued a series of ultimatums for Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender and disarm by this morning or risk coming under attack, the new government in Kiev said last night.
* Related Article: Russian Defense Ministry dismisses Ukraine ultimatum...

Trade War: Gazprom Threatens to Disrupt Gas Supplies to Europe
Paul Joseph Watson - Russian-controlled natural gas giant Gazprom has threatened to disrupt gas supplies to Europe following warnings by John Kerry and others that harsh economic sanctions could be imposed on Moscow, as the Ukraine crisis threatens to spiral into a trade war.

The Backstory to the Russia-Ukraine Confrontation: The U.S. and Nato Encirclement of Russia
Washington's Blog - The American press portrays Putin as being the bad guy and the aggressor in the Ukraine crisis. Putin is certainly no saint. . . But we can only see the bigger picture if we take a step back and gain a little understanding of the history underlying the current tensions.

Russia And China Stand In Agreement On Ukraine – And That Is Very Bad News For The US
Economic Collapse - So much for "isolating" Russia. The Chinese government is publicly siding with Russia on the crisis in Ukraine, and that is very bad news for the United States. Not only does it mean that the U.S. is essentially powerless to do anything about the situation in Ukraine, it also means that Russia and China are starting to understand how much economic leverage that they really have.

An Additional 12,000 United Nations Troops Proposed to Intervene in the Central African Republic
Global Research - A proposal submitted to the 15-member United Nations Security Council on March 3 calls for the deployment of an additional 12,000 foreign troops to the Central African Republic (CAR). The so-called “peacekeeping force” is ostensibly designed to reinforce the existing 9,000 French, African and European Union (EU) soldiers already inside or being sent into the mineral-rich state.

VIDEO: Afghan presidential hopefuls campaign amid threats: Report
Press TV - Afghan presidential candidates continue campaigning amid escalating security threats by the Taliban militant group.

London Mayor Calls For State to Take Children Based on Parents’ Political Beliefs
Paul Joseph Watson - Parents with radical political beliefs should have their children taken by the state, according to London Mayor Boris Johnson, a chilling prospect given that parents who support major political parties like UKIP are already being targeted by social services.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Connecticut Patriot Forewarned Lawmakers about Gun Registration: “I Will Not Comply”
Freedom Outpost - With the current situation in Connecticut, where state lawmakers have legislated gun registration, tens of thousands have determined not to register their weapons and the state has threatened to confiscate them and arrest individuals if they do not register or turn them in, I thought a word from patriot John S. Cinque was in order.

Obama Outdoes Previous Presidents in Appointing Campaign Donors to Ambassadorships
AllGov - President Obama has nominated a higher percentage of campaign bundlers to ambassadorships than any recent president. Since January 2013, 48 of his 85 ambassadorial nominees have been political appointments rather than career Foreign Service employees.

Elbit to build surveillance towers on Arizona's border with Mexico
JPost - Israeli defense firm Elbit has been awarded a $145 million contract by the US Department of Homeland Security to construct a series of surveillance towers on Arizona’s border with Mexico, the company announced on Sunday.

Colorado’s Federal Supermax Prison Is Force-Feeding Inmates On Hunger Strike
The Nation - The striking prisoners are serving sentences at the Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado, the highest-security prison run by the federal government on US soil. At ADX, more than 400 inmates spend twenty-two to twenty-four hours a day locked alone in concrete “boxcar” cells without access to a window.

Election News

Rand Paul seeks Kentucky law to run for president, Senate
Washington Times - Opening a door to hedge his political bets, Sen. Rand Paul has asked the leader of the Kentucky Senate for legislation to ensure that Mr. Paul can run both for the White House and for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016, The Washington Times has learned.

Economy & Business

How War Affects the Cash in Your Pocket and the Food on your Plate
The Daily Sheeple - Petrol and diesel prices will rise quickly, just today oil rose 2% on the volatility in Ukraine. Don’t make the mistake of thinking a war half a world away won’t affect you because one way or another, it will.

Lakota nation adopts MazaCoin crypto-currency as legal tender
RT - A Bitcoin spinoff known as Mazacoin has been adopted by a confederation of seven Native American tribes as their national currency. The Oglala Lakota Nation has expressed hope that it will draw the tribes out of poverty.

Veteran News

Tomas Young, disabled veteran, tells audience he’ll commit suicide
The Ridgefield Press - A screening of the documentary Body of War at the Ridgefield Playhouse came to a startling conclusion Friday night, when the film’s star told a stunned audience that he was going to end his life.

Leftovers from Afghanistan and Iraq Wars: 1,558 Amputations; 7,224 Severe Brain Injuries; 118,829 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
AllGov - A new CRS report has provided a human accounting not only of how many service personnel died in the two conflicts, but of the many kinds of serious, life-long injuries with which thousands returned home.

Pentagon considers using electricity to stimulate troops’ brains
Boston Globe - For some modern soldiers, caffeine is just not enough to stay vigilant, especially for the growing ranks of digital warriors who must spend hours monitoring spy drone footage and other streams of surveillance data. So the Pentagon is exploring a novel way to extend troops’ attention spans and sharpen their reaction times: stimulate the brain with low levels of electricity.

Energy & Environment

North Carolina cites five more power plants in massive coal ash spill
The Guardian - North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massive spill at one of the company’s coal ash dumps coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.

DC's green-approved buildings using more energy
The Daily Caller - The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.

The Shocking Truth about Daylight Saving Time
Organic Gardening - The problem is the early studies suggesting that Daylight Saving Time could save energy only looked at home electricity use. More recent reports also factor in gasoline energy use, since people drive more when natural light remains later in the day.

Science & Technology

Spy tech goes cheap: Track your car, kid, or enemy for $10 a month - A small company in Texas has produced the TraqCloud, a new, significantly cheaper way to track anyone or anything using GPS. TraqCloud, in its promotional materials, is marketed for luggage or kid tracking, but using such a tracker against a suspected cheating love interest, a sneaky business partner, or local law enforcement is now simple and inexpensive.

The drones that flock like BIRDS: Robots fly in formation and navigate without being remotely controlled
Daily Mail - Flying robots that can ‘think’ for themselves are already being developed, which some people fear will be able to snoop on and attack people living below. And now a team of Hungarian scientists have managed to engineer the first ‘flock’ of drones that can fly as a coordinated group.

Scientists can now control flies’ brains with lasers
The Verge - A laser beam can alter a fly’s behavior and make it mate with just about anything — even a ball of wax, according to scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


Reishi mushrooms: traditional medicine for cancer, diabetes and more
(NaturalNews) Reishi mushrooms, also called lingzhi mushrooms, are a species of medicinal mushroom characterized by their kidney-shaped cap and tough texture.

FDA study shows pertussis vaccination spreads pathogenic bacteria
(NaturalNews) Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the new FDA study claims to demonstrate that vaccines for acellular pertussis are effective at preventing the disease in those who are vaccinated. But at the very same time, the agency admits that, based on its findings, the vaccine itself spreads Bordetella pertussis, the bacteria responsible for triggering the highly contagious respiratory disease.

4 Diseases Few Are Aware Can Be Reversed Naturally Without Drugs - Despite the medical model which relies on pharmaceutical intervention for every known illness, there are well over one hundred common diseases that can be reversed naturally. That's the difference between treatment for profit and healing for wellness.

You won't believe this hidden cause of restless leg syndrome
(NaturalNews) When the researchers dug deeper, they found 38 diseases and conditions highly-related to RLS. Ninety-five percent of these were related to excessive inflammation in the body. Due to this high level of connection, the researchers summarized that inflammation may play a larger role in RLS than was thought previously.

Ginger: A Diabetic's Best Friend
Green Med Info - A new study on ginger's health benefits to type 2 diabetics published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine suggests that this household spice may provide millions suffering with the condition a natural alternative to diabetes medications – many of which have serious, even life threatening, side effects.

Cancer triggered by nervous system imbalances
(NaturalHealth365) Stress, social isolation and other emotional factors can increase distant metastasis through releasing hormones from the autonomic nervous system. Disruption of circadian rhythms will also promote cancer metastasis through direct and indirect actions of the nervous system.

The placebo effect outperforms drugs and surgery
(NaturalHealth365) For example, Dr. David Kallmes, a successful radiologist at the Mayo Clinic, decided to perform fake surgeries on back patients to see if they would recover just as well as the ones that received a ‘real’ procedure called, vertebroplasty – which is a special cement injected into the vertebrae. The results are truly mind-blowing!

Monday - March 3, 2014 - Today In History:
1791 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint.
1803 - The first impeachment trial of a U.S. Judge, John Pickering, began.
1845 - Florida became the 27th U.S. state.
1845 - The U.S. Congress passed legislation overriding a U.S. President’s veto. It was the first time the Congress had achieved this.
1849 - The U.S. Department of the Interior was established.
1849 - The Gold Coinage Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. It allowed the minting of gold coins.
1849 - The U.S. Congress created the territory of Minnesota.
1857 - Britain and France declared war on China.
1863 - Free city delivery of mail was authorized by the U.S. Postal Service.
1885 - The U.S. Post Office began offering special delivery for first-class mail.
1908 - The U.S. government declared open war on on U.S. anarchists.
1910 - J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announced his withdrawal from business to administer his father's fortune for an "uplift in humanity". He also appealed to the U.S. Congress for the creation of the Rockefeller Foundation.
1910 - Nicaraguan rebels admitted defeat in open war and resorted to guerrilla tactics in the hope of U.S. intervention.
1918 - The Treaty of Brest Litovsky was signed by Germany, Austria and Russia. The treaty ended Russia's participation in World War I.
1923 - The first issue of Time magazine was published.
1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."
1945 - During World War II, Finland declared war on the Axis.
1952 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld New York's Feinberg Law that banned Communist teachers in the U.S.
1969 - Apollo 9 was launched by NASA to test a lunar module.
1969 - Sirhan Sirhan testified in a Los Angeles court that he killed Robert Kennedy.
1973 - Japan disclosed its first defense plan since World War II.
1987 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a package of $30 million in non-lethal aid for the Nicaraguan Contras.
1991 - Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers. The scene was captured on amateur video. (California)
1995 - A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Somalia ended. Several gunmen were killed by U.S. Marines in Mogadishu while overseeing the pull out of peacekeepers.
2002 - Voters in Switzerland approved joining the United Nations, abandoning almost 200 years of formal neutrality.

World News

US Government Caught Funding The Coup In Ukraine - “There’s quite a bit of evidence of coup-ness. Q is how many levels deep interference from both sides is.”  "These are serious claims. So serious that I decided to investigate them. And what I found was shocking."  Read More....

Tense stand-off at Crimean military base as hundreds of Russian gunmen encircle camp and Ukraine calls up all its military reservists ready for war
Daily Mail - Hundreds of unidentified gunmen who arrived in a 13-strong convoy of Russian vehicles surrounded a Crimean infantry base today as Ukraine and Russia inched closer towards all-out war. In a series of tense photographs, outnumbered troops could be seen on the inside of the military unit in the village of Perevalne, outside Simferopol, guarding the entrance with a tank.

Rival rallies held in Russia over Ukraine
Press TV - Russia’s deployment of troops in Ukraine’s Crimea region has sparked rival rallies in the capital Moscow both in support and against the move

Timeline: Ukraine's political crisis
Al Jazeera - As the government in Kiev continues to emphasise the need for a united Ukraine, here is a timeline of some of the events that have led to the current situation.

Venezuela protests death toll reaches 17
Press TV - Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega said on Friday that the death toll from the street protests to show support for or opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro had increased to 17 people with over 260 others injured.

Pakistan government welcomes Taliban ceasefire call
Press TV - Pakistan government has welcomed a ceasefire call by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant group. Coordinator of the government peace committee Irfan Siddiqui said on Saturday that the ceasefire offer was a “breakthrough” in the dialogue process.

Attacks kill dozens in area of Nigeria targeted by Boko Haram
The Guardian - At least 74 people have been killed in three weekend attacks in Nigeria's restive north-east, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives since 2009.

Five top military, security commanders take oath to Crimea
RT - A number of high ranking Ukrainian military and security officials in Crimea have sworn their allegiance to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as Simferopol pushes for its autonomy from the self-imposed government in Kiev.

Seriously, what?! Kerry tells Russia 'you don't invade a country on completely phony pretexts'
RT - The US Secretary of State spoke today of the unacceptability of invading a sovereign country on phony pretexts in order to assert one’s own interests in the 21st century. But no, he was not speaking about the United States, as one might have thought.

US military seize documents raided by Ukrainian radicals – suspected looter
RT - Ukrainian radical activists are conducting organized searches of residences of former government officials and handing over all documents to the US military, a man who says that he took part in some of these operations claims.

Ukrainian warships voluntarily leave Sevastopol: sources
RT - About 10 Ukrainian Black Sea Fleet ships have left the naval base in Sevastopol, with several vessels now heading to Odessa, administrative sources have said. The ships left the base voluntarily but some of them broke down and returned, they claimed.

VIDEO: Russia, China ‘in broad agreement’ on Ukraine
Press TV - The ministry’s announcement followed a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Monday.

Western powers, Japan punish Russia over Ukraine
McClatchy - The G-7 nations of the United States, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Britain and Canada issued a statement Sunday evening, saying they were putting on hold their plans to participate in a summit that had been planned for June in Sochi, Russia.

India, Iran and Oman go under sea to build pipelines, change geopolitics
StratRisks - India is contemplating energy pipelines from the Gulf again — this time running under the sea, rather than traversing Pakistan. With international sanctions on Iran fading as a result of a nuclear agreement, an energy pipeline may be the most positive regional consequence.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Tenn. State University Requires Students to Wear Trackable IDs
National Review - Beginning Saturday, March 1, students and staff at Tennessee State University will be required to present identification badges at any time that can also track their movements in and out of buildings, according to a local-news report.

VIDEO: An Open Letter To Michelle Obama From A Knucklehead
Liberty Crier - A 20 year old college student responds to the first lady’s remarks that ‘today’s youth are knuckleheads and so they need Obamacare’.

USDA Adds Fresh Produce, Yogurt and Tofu to Food Voucher for Poor Program in First Change in 34 Years
AllGov - Fresh, frozen and canned vegetables, yogurt, whole grains and even tofu have been added to the list of foods allowed to be purchased under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), according to a Reuters report.

Brain Washing, Social Control and Programming – Why You Should Kill Your Television
Waking Times - The trick is easy. All the elite need to do is repeat the same simplistic lies in all the media and the population will believe them without a doubt. This is how lies acquire an irresistible aura of credibility. A specialist of mass brainwashing, L. Wolfe, explains it further...

Another case where gun registration leads to confiscation - On October 12th, 2013 Paul Wojdan of Lockport City, NY was arrested and the police looked on his pistol permit and saw it had six guns on it so they went to his house and confiscated all of his firearms. Gun controllers would say this was a victory for the system, a dangerous criminal had his firearms seized etc etc. But in order to get the full story one needs to look at Mr. Wojdan’s “crime”.

Economy & Business

Black Tuesday Redux? Media Predicted Economic Collapse for March 4, 2014
Things have been getting a little…strange lately. What with all these banker suicides and warnings from banks that the stock market is about to decline by 10% or more. To add to that, let’s recall an article that appeared in The Washington Times back on October 29, 2012 entitled, "MEANS: U.S. economy on schedule to crash March 4, 2014"...

Power Tool Makers Fight against Finger-Saving Device
AllGov - SawStop of Tualatin, Oregon, has named several major power tool companies in an antitrust lawsuit, claiming the companies conspired to boycott SawStop’s device that can prevent finger amputations by saws.

26 top American corporations paid no federal income tax from ’08 to ’12 – report
RT - Twenty-six of the most powerful American corporations – such as Boeing, General Electric, and Verizon – paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012, according to a new report detailing how Fortune 500 companies exploit tax breaks and loopholes.

Energy & Environment

Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?
(AP) - While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The 28 double-walled tanks at Hanford nuclear waste complex hold some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site.

Nuclear waste in limbo after accident at New Mexico plant
RT - Complicating the situation further is the fact that there are multiple shipments to the plant on hold as a result of the leak. As noted by the Associated Press, this includes what remains of the roughly 4,000 toxic waste barrels from the Los Alamos National Laboratories, currently stored outside and placed under minimal protection.

Utilities Desperate to Quash Dissent, Shut Off Activist Leader’s Electricity
Take Back Your Power - In what is an illegal and thinly-veiled “psy-op” (psychological operation) attempting to stem the rising tide of awareness of the massive rights violations associated with their ‘smart’ meter deployments, Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) actually disconnected the electricity from the home of Joshua Hart, a leader in the movement and director of

Hundreds arrested at Keystone XL White House sit-in protest
RT - Several hundred people have been arrested during a peaceful protest in Washington DC after they strapped themselves to the White House fence and laid out their demands on Pennsylvania Avenue in protest against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Washington Dam Has 65-Foot Crack
Yahoo News - Engineers have started emergency procedures to stabilize a Washington dam after they found a 65-foot crack in the structure. The Wanapum Dam, a hydroelectric project located on the Columbia River in Grant County, Wash., is still running after divers discovered a 65-foot crack that is 2-inches wide.

Science & Technology

Bill proposed in House would make warrantless email access illegal - Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would bar law enforcement agencies from obtaining emails in investigations without warrants.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity
Cornucopia Institute - An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire. New evidence indicates that this land is being strongly pursued by private equity investors. The increasing focus on agriculture-related investment by the private sector is driving up U.S. farmland prices, barring some young farmers from starting their own operations.

San Antonio - Environmentally Evil .... and More
The San Antonio code was slipped into the city without notice in 2009 but is coming into brutal effect now.... Now, in 2014, San Antonio, Texas has declared leaves a "hazardous vegetation," threatening all organic food gardening. And since the ICC Code San Antonio uses has been installed in most cities in the US, the ICC code threatens all organic food gardening across the country.


The Benefits of Curcumin in Cancer Treatment
Dr. Mercola - Interestingly, curcumin appears to be universally useful for just about every type of cancer, which is really odd since cancer consists of a wide variety of different molecular pathologies. You wouldn't necessarily suspect that there would be one herb that would work for most of them.

Doctors warn new FDA-approved painkiller is deadly dangerous
RT - Although the opiate Zohydro was ultimately approved by the US Food and Drug administration, that endorsement went against the recommendation given by the agency’s own advisory panel. The panel voted 11 – 2 against approving the drug, but the FDA argued its availability is necessary to help patients unfazed by current medication.

How Your Body Generates Electricity
Dr. Mercola - You can harness the electrical charge of the Earth to positively influence your health in numerous ways via grounding, also known as earthing. Grounding has been shown to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, enhance well-being, and much more.

Gluten-free grain: Teff versus quinoa
(NaturalNews) Teff, a grain that comes from the seed of Ethiopian grass, has a mildly nutty flavor and is typically used ground as a flour substitute. It is often also used raw to add flavor and texture to certain foods. But did you know that teff boasts significantly more manganese, copper and iron than quinoa? It also has fewer calories from fat (21 calories compared to quinoa's 55 calories) and has nearly four times as much calcium.

Health Basics: Xanthan gum is mutated corn sugar fermented with bacteria
(NaturalNews) You can bet your first and last mutated gene that the corn sugar used to make xanthan gum is not certified organic, but rather genetically modified. So why then is xanthan found in some organic products? They must be using organic corn, but if it doesn't say certified organic corn right on the label, I'm not touching it.

Federal government sues California companies for unsafe toxin levels in children's toys
(NaturalNews) While investigating 66 imported toys at a California import dock, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that 61 of these toys contained unsafe levels of lead and other toxins. The findings have prompted the federal government to sue the toy importers, which include Toys Distribution Inc. (TDI), S & J Merchandise Inc. and BLJ Apparel Inc.

Hundreds of confidential dental records dumped in vacant lot in California
(NaturalNews) A pile of confidential dental records were found scattered in a random field in Apple Valley, California. The private patient information included names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers and birthdates.

Oregon’s Non-Medical Vaccine Waiver Law Goes Into Effect Today
Care2 - Oregon has the highest percentage of children entering school with non-medical waivers for at least one, and sometimes more, vaccination. State officials are hoping to change that statistic. State legislature has introduced a new law, taking effect today, stating parents must consult with a medical professional before they qualify for a waiver to opt out of any vaccine before their child may start school.

Black Seed Shows Promising Health Effects for Women
Natural Society - wo recent reports, for example, show how black seed can benefit woman in particular. One of those two studies, found in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that black seed was able to reverse the bone loss and skeletal changes in mice whose ovaries had been surgically removed.

Electrocardiographs detect heart rhythm changes from lead exposure
(NaturalNews) It may seem odd to associate lead toxicity with cardiac health issues. But there has been considerable research put into that association. Health experts seem to agree that there is no safe level of lead in our bodies, and this heavy metal toxin isn't easily flushed out of our system. Those small amounts can collect and accrue in vital organs, especially the kidneys and liver.

Juicing Celery: Superfood That Can Repair The Digestive System & Detoxify
Natural Blaze - This simple juicing video will show you how about $1.50 per day in celery juice can boost your diet with essential vitamins and minerals, while helping to improve a long list of ailments including digestive disorders, high blood pressure, arthritis, inflammation, auto-immune disorders, anemia, asthma, skin problems and more.



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