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May 31, 2013 - Friday - Today in History:
1854 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act passed by the U.S. Congress.
1859 - The Philadelphia Athletics were formally organized to play the game of Town Ball.
1859 - In London, Big Ben went into operation. The name Big Ben initially referred to the bell inside the tower but later came to refer to the tower.
1879 - New York's Madison Square Garden opened.
1880 - The first U.S. national bicycle society was formed in Newport, RI. It was known as the League of American Wheelman.
1909 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its first conference.
1910 - The Union of South Africa was founded.
1913 - The 17th Amendment went into effect. It provided for popular election of U.S. senators.
1915 - A German zeppelin made an air raid on London.
1929 - In Beverly, MA, the first U.S. born reindeer were born.
1947 - Communists seized control of Hungary.
1955 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered that all states must end racial segregation "with all deliberate speed."
1961 - South Africa became an independent republic.
1962 - Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel. Eichmann was a Gestapo official and was executed for his actions in the Nazi Holocaust.
1974 - Israel and Syria signed an agreement on the Golan Heights.
1977 - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was finished after 3 years of construction.
1979 - Zimbabwe proclaimed its independence.
1994 - The U.S. announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.
2003 - In North Carolina, Eric Robert Rudolph was captured. He had been on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for five years for several bombings including the 1996 Olympic bombing.

World News

‘Syria militants may infiltrate Russia’
Press TV - Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) says the foreign-backed militants in Syria may infiltrate into Russia under the guise of immigrants for sabotage activities.

Iraq situation can get worse: UN envoy
Press TV - The United Nations envoy to Iraq has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating security situation in the country following the recent wave of deadly attacks that killed dozens of people.

American female militant killed in Syria
Press TV - Syrian state-run television reported on Thursday that the 33-year-old Michigan woman, identified as Nicole Lynn Mansfield, and the two others were members of al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front.

UNSC votes for extra troops to Abyei
Press TV - The UN Security Council has agreed to increase the number of international peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei area by more than 1,100 troops amid new tensions over the disputed territory between Sudan and South Sudan.

VIDEO: Thousands blockade European Central Bank in Frankfurt
RT - The entrance of the ECB is blocked by over 3,000 'Blockupy' protestors in a march against austerity. 'Blockupy' has announced the coalition has “reached its first goal” of the day.

VIDEO: CIA’s al-Qaeda Mercenaries in Syria Caught with Sarin Gas
Kurt Nimmo - In an effort to up the ante in Syria and force the United States to intervene militarily, the British government on Wednesday sent a letter to United Nations boss Ban ki-moon alleging three new incidents of the al-Assad regime using chemical weapons against so-called rebels.

First S-300 air defense systems already in Syria – Assad
RT - The first batch of S-300 air defense complexes has arrived in Syria, President Bashar Assad said in an interview to Lebanon Al-Manar. Assad also said that Syrian army is battling up to 100,000 foreign mercenaries.

‘We don’t need US military secrets’: Beijing slams White House theft claim
RT - China has dismissed US claims hackers procured blueprints for America’s most advanced weaponry. Beijing stated the allegations underestimate the Chinese people’s intellect and that China is perfectly capable of producing its own weapons.

Police Impose Security Lock Down For Bilderberg 2013
Paul Joseph Watson - The security lock down – which is taxpayer funded - is being coordinated under the dubious guise of an “anti-terror exercise,” which is all the more ironic given the fact that the Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy recently fingered Bilderberg itself for being involved in terrorist attacks in Europe which took place under the auspices of Operation Gladio.
* Related Article: British taxpayers to pay ‘millions'...

European council promises to comb U.S. wheat for Monsanto GMO strains
Raw Story - The Commission, the European Union’s executive arm, said it had informed the 27 member states of the problem, “recommending (they) test the consignment of soft white wheat” in question. “In case of a positive confirmed result, the consignment shall not be placed on the market,” it said in a statement.

Japan Cancels U.S. Wheat Order on GMO Fear
Reuters - A strain of genetically modified wheat found in the United States fuelled concerns over food supplies across Asia on Thursday, with major importer Japan cancelling a tender offer to buy U.S. grain. Other top Asian wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines said they were closely monitoring the situation...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory
Jim Corbett - Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes.

Mark Schmidter sentenced to 141 days in jail for handing out jury rights flyers
Mark Schmidter began his 141-day jail sentence. His crime? He handed out this jury rights flyer (PDF) to passersby on the sidewalk outside the Orange County Courthouse in Florida. This was something he’d done openly many times before at the same courthouse.
* Related Article: Mark Schmidter Caged for Distributing Jury Nullification Info

VIDEO: Mississippi sued over for-profit prisons that risk inmates’ ‘death, loss of limb
Raw Story - A class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) describes how a “perpetual state of crisis at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility puts inmates at a “grave risk of death and loss of limbs.”

VIDEO: 14-year-old put in chokehold by police, charged with felony after giving police ‘dehumanizing stares’
Activist Post - A 14-year-old was reportedly choked by Miami-Dade police and charged with a felony count of resisting arrest with violence and disorderly conduct, all for giving police “dehumanizing stares,” clenching his fists and appearing threatening.

YouTube: Reality Check w/ Ben Swann ~ Congress May Call Cincinnati IRS Official Cindy Thomas To Testify
FOX19 - Our exclusive Fox 19 investigation into the IRS scandal has revealed the name of the highest ranking Cincinnati employee associated with this case. Yet to this day, that official has not been called before Congress. Is that about to change?

Several News Outlets Reject Invitation to Off-the-Record Meetings With Eric Holder
The Blaze - A plan by Attorney General Eric Holder to hold meetings with news organizations about guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters has run into snags over the terms of discussions.... Due to the fact that such important meetings will not be on the record, The New York Times, Associated Press and other outlets have refused to attend.

VIDEO: Ted Cruz: Obama administration does not respect First, Second, Fourth or Fifth Amendments
Washington Examiner - On Fox News Thursday afternoon, Sen. Ted Cruz indicated that President Obama should ask for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation.

Tea Party Strikes Back at IRS
Kit Daniels - A constitutional law firm representing these groups sued the Internal Revenue Service and top Obama officials, claiming the IRS effectively denied their tax-exempt status by unlawfully delaying their applications.

VIDEO: Father of Chechen Killed by FBI Says His Son Was Executed to “Shut Him Up”
Kurt Nimmo - Abdulbaki Todashev, the father of Ibragim Todashev, said during a news conference in Russia that his son was executed by the FBI to keep him from talking.
* Related Article/Video: Kill shot? Man linked to Tsarnaev took FBI bullet to top of head

Confirmed: Polk County, FL schools conducted iris scans on students without permission
Michelle Malkin - Florida parents are right to be outraged at the outrageous privacy violations that took place late last week in at least 3 Polk County, Florida schools.

Tell Supermarkets, Food Companies, and Seafood Restaurants to Reject GE Salmon!
Center for Food Safety - Target, Giant Eagle, Meijer and H-E-B have just agreed not to sell genetically engineered fish in their stores! These retail giants join over 55 other food retailers that made similar commitments earlier this year, including Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods, Marsh and Hy-Vee.


US jobless claims unexpectedly rise to 345,000
Press TV - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, a sign that shows companies are continuing to shed worker.

VIDEO: Illegal Immigrant Mother of Seven Given Food Stamps, Meds, Housing, and Social Security - Illegal immigrant and mother of seven, Marita Nelson, receives $240 in food stamps, medications, $700 in Social Security and housing allowance.

Why Is The Smart Money Suddenly Getting Out Of Stocks And Real Estate?
Economic Collapse - If wonderful times are ahead for U.S. financial markets, then why is so much of the smart money heading for the exits? Does it make sense for insiders to be getting out of stocks and real estate if prices are just going to continue to go up?

Veteran News

Increased military suicides linked to multiple concussions - but is that the whole story?
(NaturalNews) New data suggests that a dramatic increase in military suicides is linked to multiple concussions suffered by troops involved in successive roadside bombings and other combat actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, but previous data at least hints that other causes - pharmaceutical drug use including anti-depressants - could be playing a much larger role than is realized.

Housing Market

Wells Fargo forecloses on Florida man for paying his mortgage early
RT - Etienne Syldor of Orlando, Florida was never late with paying his mortgage and even sent his bank more money than he owed every month. That’s why he’s outraged that Wells Fargo has informed him that they’re foreclosing on his home.

Energy & Environment

Report: “Fire continues to move toward the radioactive waste” at St. Louis-area landfill
ENENews - The group, called Missouri Coalition for the Environment, said a fire continues to move toward the radioactive waste. They said it has moved 200 feet closer in the last three months.


Internet monitoring system to stalk social media users who question safety of vaccines
(NaturalNews) According to new reports, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-backed scientists in both the United States and Great Britain have jointly developed a computerized global monitoring system capable of tracking all social media activity around the world that defies mainstream vaccine dogma, and reporting it directly to authorities.

A Beginner's Guide To Boycotting Monsanto
Activist Post - After the worldwide March Against Monsanto last Saturday that saw over 2 million protesters in more than 52 different countries, the awareness of Monsanto’s genetically modified and pesticide laden food is at an all time high. Increasing numbers of people are looking to not only avoid Monsanto but to get healthier in the process. Here are 5 ways to do just that.

Banish gluten from your diet with the help of these nutrient-packed foods
(NaturalNews) Whether you already suffer from known intolerances and toxic reactions to gluten or you're proactively looking to improve your overall health, avoiding the infamous grain protein altogether may seem a bit daunting at first -- but only at...

Fish oil fats protect brain against damage caused by a junk food diet
(NaturalNews) Medical nutrition scientists have written volumes that show how the nutrients from the foods we eat daily alter our genetic structure as well as the metabolism of every one of the trillions of cells in our body.

Does salt cause hypertension and heart disease?
(NaturalNews) Many people are unaware that refined table salt is dried at more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. When consumed, this highly-toxic (processed) salt, commonly found in most restaurants and processed foods, will lead to cellular inflammation; water retention and cardiovascular disease.... On the other hand, Himalayan crystal salt is a much better alternative for human consumption.

Study Shows Exercise as Effective as Massage for Decreasing Post-Exertion Muscle Soreness
Dr. Mercola - A new study found exercise as effective as massage in relieving the delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) that often occurs a day or two after strenuous exercise. It is a myth that muscle soreness is caused by a buildup of lactic acid; the real cause is inflammation stemming from microscopic tears in your muscle fibers...

ObamaCare To Begin Automatically Canceling Private Health Insurance Policies - Start watching your mail because within the next few months ObamaCare is going to start automatically canceling private healthcare policies – whether you like it or not.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: Lessons in Farming with Limited Space on a Limited Budget - One of the very best examples of food independence on a small plot of land comes from the Dervaes family who live on 1/10th of an acre just outside of the Los Angeles city center.

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Gardening Water Hoses - Phthalates and the toxic chemical BPA were all found in the water of a new hose after sitting outside in the sun for just a few days, according to researchers at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, which has just completed a study of toxic chemicals in garden hoses.
* Video of Study Results


3 Important Reasons To Have A 'Bug-Out-Bag', Even If You Aren't A Prepper - So, skipping over the blight that is FEMA's disaster response history, and using the logic of a broken clock being right twice a day, there is some useful information to be had from them. While it's good to gather knowledge from a variety of sources, any emergency preparation you do needs to be carefully tailored to your family's needs.

Today in History - Thursday -  May 30, 2013
1783 - The first daily newspaper was published in the U.S. by Benjamin Towner called "The Pennsylvania Evening Post"
1814 - The First Treaty of Paris was declared, which returned France to its 1792 borders.
1854 - The U.S. territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established.
1868 - Memorial Day was observed widely for the first time in the U.S.
1896 - The first automobile accident occurred in New York City.
1912 - The U.S. Marines were sent to Nicaragua to protect American interests.
1913 - The First Balkan War ended.
1922 - The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1943 - American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu from the Japanese during World War II.
1958 - Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean conflicts were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1971 - Mariner 9, the American deep space probe blasted off on a journey to Mars.
1982 - Spain became the 16th NATO member. Spain was the first country to enter the Western alliance since West Germany in 1955.
1983 - Peru's President Fernando Belaunde Terry declared a state of emergency and suspended civil rights after bombings by leftist rebels.
1989 - The "Goddess of Democracy" statue (33 feet height) was erected in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
1997 - Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, NJ, of raping and strangling a 7-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka. The 1994 murder inspired "Megan's Law," requiring that communities be notified when sex offenders move in.
1998 - A powerful earthquake hit northern Afghanistan killing up to 5,000.
2003 - Peter Jennings was sworn in as a U.S. citizen.

World News

Assad ready for peace talks, discording opposition sets preconditions
RT - Syria’s ruling regime says it will attend Geneva talks with “good intention” to end the war and with no preconditions. At the same time, discord between Syrian opposition elements is growing, threatening potential talks in June.

Canada imposes new bans on Iran
Press TV - Canada has announced more illegal unilateral sanctions against Iran, including bans on nearly all exports to and imports from the Islamic Republic, in a move to ramp up pressure on Tehran over its nuclear energy program.

Drone reportedly kills top Pakistani Taliban figure as Pakistanis continue to decry drone program
Activist Post - According to Pakistani officials and militants, a leader of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a drone strike on Wednesday while the people of Pakistan continue to decry the U.S. drone program.

‘Syria will respond to any Israel attack’
Press TV - “Syria will not let any Israeli aggression go unanswered without retaliation. The retaliation will be the same size as the aggression, and the same type of weapons will be used,” the Syrian foreign minister stated.

'Israel to build 1,000 more settler units'
Press TV - The Israeli regime plans to build 1,000 new settler units in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), despite widespread international criticism over the construction of settlements on occupied Palestinian territories, an Israeli NGO says.

American to plead guilty in Afghan carnage
Press TV - An American soldier who was involved in the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers last March is set to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty, his attorney says.

VIDEO: New website reveals extent of secret CIA flight network
RT - A team of academics have launched the world’s largest interactive database detailing suspected CIA rendition flights, many of which may have transported detainees to Guantanamo Bay. Scotland is the only country so far which has raised any questions on the alleged rendition activity on home soil.

Cyprus Bank Deposits Plunge By Most Ever During “Capital Controls” Month
Zero Hedge - In a month in which deposit flight should have been largely contained, Cyprus banks saw a record outflow of 6.4 billion, or 10% of its entire deposit base, in one month!... Unless Cyprus implements some controls that truly work, at this pace its entire banking system will be completely deposit-free in under one year.

Swiss strike deal with US over tax evasion
AFP - Switzerland has accepted a United States demand to settle a dispute over the alleged complicity of Swiss banks in tax evasion by Americans, Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf announced Wednesday.

Gina Rinehart Calls For Sterilization Of The Poor - Conservative billionaire Gina Rinehart called for the sterilization of the poor today, arguing that the only way to alleviate poverty is to stop the “underclasses” from multiplying. In a video uploaded to her official YouTube account, the Australian mining heiress said that income inequality is caused by differences in intelligence, and eugenics is the only answer.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Eric Holder Might Have a Perjury Problem
Breitbart - Last week, and while under oath, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before a House committee that when it comes to "try[ing] to prosecute the press for the publication of material" he has "never been involved in, heard of" such a thing. Watch below at the five-minute mark.

Illinois teacher punished for 'mischaracterizing' Fifth Amendment issue
RT - An Illinois school board has decided to discipline a high school teacher who it says “mischaracterized” the intentions of administrators by advising students of their Constitutional rights before surveying students in his class.

Seven undeniable reasons to homeschool your children
(NaturalNews) So far homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. Some states require no monitoring, some moderate oversight, and a few require close supervision by testing. Here's a color-coded-by-state map that indicates those different levels of acceptance.

House investigator subpoenas all communications on Benghazi
Washington Times - House Republicans’ chief investigator issued a subpoena Tuesday for State Department documents that he said would shed light on how the administration wrote the “talking points” that were used to give a wrong impression of the September terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

VIDEO: House Judiciary Chairman: Holder Should Resign - Holder recently testified before the committee that targeting journalists was "not something I've even been involved in." But it's now been reported that Holder personally sanctioned a search warrant labeling Fox News correspondent James Rosen a co-conspirator in leaking national-security secrets. In an exclusive interview Wednesday with Newsmax TV, Goodlatte discusses his probe of Holder.

YouTube: Reality Check: Sen. McCain visits Rebels In Syria, Congressman Questions alQaeda Ties
FOX19 May 28, 2013 - A secret visit to Syria over Memorial Day weekend by Senator John McCain. The Senator, meeting with leaders of the Free Syrian Army, as Washington debates whether or not to arm the rebels. But is arming the rebels a good idea?

VIDEO: Bush’s Invasion of Iraq was Criminal … Obama’s About to Do the Same Thing In Syria
Washington’s Blog - The former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the highest ranking military officer in the United States – said that the Iraq war was “based on a series of lies”.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev now able to speak
NY Daily News - Now able to speak, weeks after being wounded in the neck during his apprehension, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev put in a six-minute phone call to his mother in Dagestan.

VIDEO: Adam Kokesh Cancels D.C. March, Suggests Marches On State Capitols
Liberty Crier - Adam Kokesh talks about his recent arrest at a Marijuana rally and the change in plans associated with the D.C. Gun March.

VIDEO: Colorado Gun Law Opposition Draws Large Crowd - Of the 62 sheriffs in Colorado, 55 back the lawsuit. This includes El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, who co-hosted the Tuesday night event alongside the Independence Institute research director.

Carroll County Nullifies Maryland Gun Control Legislation With 2nd Amendment Preservation Act - In a victory for Maryland concealed carry, open carry, and gun Rights, Carroll County has passed resolution 884-2013, a Second Amendment Preservation Act.

Alaska Gun Store Sells Out Three Weeks of Ammo in Days
Breitbart - According to Anchorage's CBS affiliate KTVA, Alaskan gun stores are feeling the same pinch as gun stores in other parts of the nation right now. In fact, popular calibers like .22 and .308 generally sell out just "minutes" after hitting the shelves in Fairbanks.

VIDEO: Kindergartner Forced To Apologise For Brandishing Tiny Lego Gun
Steve Watson - A six-year-old kindergarten student was punished by school officials and forced to apologise after he “caused quite a disturbance” on the school bus by playing with a tiny plastic toy gun Friday.


21 Facts About Rising Government Dependence In America That Will Blow Your Mind
Activist Post - If you can believe it, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program, and more than 70 percent of all spending by the federal government goes to "dependence-creating programs". If we really are "the greatest economy on earth", then why is the number of people dependent on the government absolutely exploding?

Dollar could be in danger as the world’s currency
RT - While the dollar currently constitutes 62 per cent of the $6 trillion in foreign holdings by the world’s central banks, when a historical view is taken into account, Dick Bove, vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets says the dollar’s actual percentage of total money supply worldwide has gone from 90 per cent in 1952 to about 15 per cent today.

Smithfield Foods sale to Chinese firm gives US pork giant entry to China
Guardian - China's Shuanghui International has made a $4.7bn bid to takeover Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, in what would be the biggest takeover of a US company by a Chinese firm to date – if it passes regulatory hurdles.

The Student Loan Delinquency Rate In The United States Has Hit A Brand New Record High
Economic Collapse - 37 million Americans currently have outstanding student loans, and the delinquency rate on those student loans has now reached a level never seen before. According to a new report that was just released by the U.S. Department of Education, 11 percent of all student loans are at least 90 days delinquent.

Chart of the Day: Epic Plunge in Total COMEX Gold Inventory 5/29/13 - Today’s chart of the day examines the epic plunge in total COMEX gold inventories, as total COMEX registered and eligible gold holdings have nearly been sliced in half over the past 6 months, from nearly 12,000 oz to 7,961 oz, and only a few small withdrawals from breaking the previous lows sit in the 2008 panic low.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Texas Woman Says ‘We Are The People’ And We Don’t Want Your Smart Meters
Donna Anderson - Sheila Hemphill owns a wellness shop in Brady, Texas, and she’s well aware that even small doses of radiation can have harmful effects on the human body. So when the City Council announced they were going to install smart meters on all homes city-wide, she knew she had to do something or the people of Brady would be facing some serious health issues.


Health benefits of eating pumpkin seeds
(NaturalNews) If you are acidic, or even somewhat acidic, in your stomach, you'd probably be thankful that pumpkin seeds exist. Everywhere, people are preparing dangerously acidic meals. To counteract the negative effects of acidic foods and meals, take note of studying and incorporating pumpkin seeds into your diet.

Why coconut oil is the best vegetable oil
(NaturalNews) Health is wealth. Additionally, having a healthy body can make people have fewer worries and be happy in life. If you are somebody who thinks the same way, you should beware of cooking oils with canola, sunflower, safflower, soy, or corn...

Arsenic being intentionally added to conventional chicken
(NaturalNews) The old saying, "You are what you eat," poses troubling implications for public health in light of a new study on chicken meat, which found that most of it contains dangerously high levels of toxic arsenic.

Bullied over butter: NYC education department threatens school cafeteria managers for using natural butter in meals
(NaturalNews) America truly is turning into a 1984-esque police state, and ground zero for this authoritarian onslaught appears to be New York City where government-run public schools are now on a crusade to eliminate butter from school cafeterias.

Boy diagnosed with autism has higher IQ than Einstein; thriving despite failure of public school system
NaturalNews) When the experts told Kristine Barnett of Indiana that her two-year-old son would probably never be able to read or even tie his shoes due to his severe case of autism, the brave mother of three decided to take matters into her own hands.... Be sure to watch a TEDxTeen talk given by Jacob.

The Pickle Challenge - Try To Find A Grocery Brand of Pickles Without The Following Toxic Ingredients - Here's a list of ingredients that are popular in many brands of pickles. They have no place in a jar of pickles, yet you'll find these chemicals on almost every major brand. If any of these ingredients are listed in a jar of pickles in your fridge, throw it out and seek a healthier alternative...

Deep, Slow Breathing can Slow Aging, Prevent Disease, Increase Happiness
Natural Society - Did you know that certain breathing techniques can profoundly and positively impact your life? Breathing is essential for achieving optimal health.

Science & Technology

Navy considers 3D-printing future fleets of drones - In an article published this month in the Armed Forces Journal, Lt. Cmdr. Michael Llenza discussed what could be next in the works for the Navy. “For the Navy, the technology promises to shift inventory from the physical world to the digital one,” Llenza wrote. “Instead of actual parts, a ship might carry 3D printers and bags of various powdered ingredients, and simply download the design files needed to print items as necessary.”

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: Breaking: USDA Finds Illegal Monsanto GMO Wheat in Oregon Field
Green Med Info - The video above is the USDA's official confirmation that illegal and unapproved Monsanto wheat is growing freely in Oregon. Consider that only recently scientists held a press conference on the potential threat of GMO Wheat to "silence hundreds of human genes." [see video] Below is an article describing the USDA's finding in detail.

Amaranth Plants Are Now Succeeding Where GMO Activists Are Failing - They Are Resisting Monsanto's Glyphosate - Plants are finally turning Monsanto's dreams into nightmares. Nature has a funny way of always coming on top and the Amaranth plant is a perfect example.

Zone-by-Zone To-do List for June
Organic Gardening - Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of June. If you don’t know what USDA Plant Hardiness Zone you live in, check the map here to find out.

Today in History - Wednesday -  May 29, 2013
1721 - South Carolina was formally incorporated as a royal colony.
1790 - Rhode Island became the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1848 - Wisconsin became the 30th state to join the United States.
1911 - The first running of the Indianapolis 500 took place.
1912 - Fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for dancing the Turkey Trot while on the job.
1916 - The official flag of the president of the United States was adopted.
1916 - U.S. forces invaded Dominican Republic and remained until 1924.
1932 - World War I veterans began arriving in Washington, DC. to demand cash bonuses they were not scheduled to receive for another 13 years.
1951 - C.F. Blair became the first man to fly over the North Pole in single engine plane.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon agreed to turn over 1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.
1978 - In the U.S., postage stamps were raised from 13 cents to 15 cents.
1981 - The U.S. performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site.
1986 - Colonel Oliver North told National Security Advisor William McFarlane that profits from weapons sold to Iran were being diverted to the Contras.
1988 - U.S. President Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union in Moscow.
1988 - NBC aired "To Heal A Nation," the story of Jan Scruggs' effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1990 - Boris Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic by the Russian parliament.
1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.
2001 - In New York, four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted of a global conspiracy to murder Americans. The crimes included the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.

World News

Air Force grounds F-15s on Okinawa
Press TV - A day after an F-15 aircraft from the American Kadena Air Base in Japan crashed in the Pacific Ocean, the Air Force was forces to suspended all F-15 flights training at the base. The suspension came after the Okinawa government called for stepped-up safety, according to Stars and Stripes.

China to test ‘digitized’ troops in massive drills
RT - China is to test its modern ‘digitized’ military units in an exercise next month. The Chinese military says developing such units is among its priorities for modernizing the armed forces.

Slash welfare budget, pour money into security - UK
RT - The UK has proposed slashing welfare funding to divert it to the police and armed forces in the wake of the Woolwich attacks, despite MI5 already having been informed enough to have kept tabs on the murder suspects for years.

Hungary torches 500 hectares of GM corn to eradicate GMOs from food supply
(NaturalNews) Lajos Bognar, Hungary's Minister of Rural Development, reported this week that around 500 hectares of GM corn were ordered burned by the government. Hungary has criminalized the planting of genetically modified crops of any kind, and it has repeatedly burned thousands of hectares of illegal GM crops in years past.

No S-300s for Syria, Israel tells Russia
Press TV - Israel has issued a veiled threat to Russia over its plan to sell S-300 air-defense missiles to Syria, implying that it is ready to use force to prevent the delivery of the missiles.

‘US makes plans of Syria no-fly zones’
Press TV - The administration of US President Barack Obama has called on the Pentagon to draw up plans to impose no-fly zones over Syria, a report says. Two unidentified Obama administration officials told The Daily Beast in a report published on Tuesday that the White House request was made just before US Secretary of State John Kerry started his Middle East tour last week.

Russian Warplanes Go on 24-Hour Duty in Snap Alert Drill - MiG-31 Foxhound interceptors are going on round-the-clock duty in northern Russia as part of a snap combat readiness check of the nation's aerospace defense capabilities, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

Suspected US drone crashes in Somalia's Lower Shabelle
BBC - A regional governor told Reuters that fighters had shot at the object. The US uses drones in Somalia to support the Somali government and African Union (AU) forces as they battle the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab. The US Africa Command has not confirmed the reports.

Pentagon: The Chinese stole our newest weapons
RT - The designs for more than two dozen major weapons systems used by the United States military have fallen into the hands of the Chinese, US Department of Defense officials say.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Walmart found guilty of dumping hazardous waste nationwide
RT - America’s largest retailer and employer has been fined over $100 million for violating environmental regulations by disposing of fertilizer, pesticide and bleach in sewage systems across the country, among other violations.

Holder Under Investigation for Perjury by House Judiciary Committee
Breitbart - The Hill reports that a panel for the House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 Congressional testimony about the Justice Department's surveillance of reporters.

Washington launches four different investigations into IRS scandal
Daily Caller - Capitol Hill aides spent their Memorial Day weekend scanning hundreds of pages of documents related to the IRS scandal in order to prepare their bosses for what will inevitably be a frantic month of June involving multiple simultaneous investigations into government wrongdoing. By the time lawmakers return to session next week, at least four different investigations will be underway.

IRS Directed to Lock Down All Agency Data
National Review - The Internal Revenue Service is in the process of locking down all computer data across the agency, a sign that investigations into the scandal-plagued agency may be taking a broader sweep than initially anticipated.

Texas Bans Drone Surveillance
Steve Watson - The legislation, House Bill 912, authored by Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Terrell, will make it a Class C misdemeanor for anyone to use a drone for surveillance of an individual without their prior consent. Further distributing any images captured as a result of such activity will be a class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.

An Extensive List of Politicians Paid Off by Monsanto
Natural Society - Democrat, Republican? As long as you can help Monsanto slide its icy tentacles into the food chain, then there's some financial tip available to you.


1 in 4 Americans had difficulty providing food
Press TV - The U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet nearly one-quarter of the nation’s residents recently said they had trouble putting food on the table over the past year, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center.

Opportunities from Fed Interventions As Forces of Inflation Set to Finally Break Loose - “The Fed wants to kill all signs of inflation to hide the damage they’re doing to the middle class. First the Fed leaves food and energy out of the CPI, and then they get the Labor Department to lie about the figures. Their last trick — smash the price of gold and silver.

Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway gets year in prison for bank fraud - U.S. District Judge John Corbett O'Meara sentenced former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway to one year and one day in prison followed by two years of supervised release for bank fraud Tuesday.

Housing Market

Keeping The 'Recovery' Dream Alive; 3 Big Banks Halt Foreclosures In May
Zero Hedge - What is the only thing better than Foreclosure Stuffing to provide an artificial supply-side subsidy to the housing market? How about completely clogging the foreclosure pipeline, by halting all foreclosure sales, which is just what the three TBTF megabanks: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan and Citi have done in recent weeks.

Energy & Environment

Worse than fracking? California environmentalists terrified by acid jobs
RT - As California lawmakers discuss 10 bills that would regulate fracking, some environmentalists are warning that the debate overshadows a more serious process that involves the use of hydrofluoric acid.

VIDEO: Sen. Boxer wants Justice Department probe on troubled California nuclear plant
Fox News - U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if California utility executives deceived federal regulators about an equipment swap at the San Onofre nuclear power plant that eventually led to a radiation leak, the Associated Press has learned.


Supercharge your brain with foods that stimulate dopamine production
(NaturalNews) Dopamine production is boosted by the consumption of certain foods, especially those containing the amino acid tyrosine. Eating these special foods adds to our ability to respond optimally to our lives both physically and emotionally.

Low vitamin C levels linked to increased heart disease risks: Have you had your dose today?
(NaturalNews) A recent Danish study observed that several other studies have recorded evidence of vitamin C deficiency as a high risk factor for heart disease. This study's conclusion was to merely propose a protocol for further study, ensuring the randomized double-blind approach for "science based evidence."

Protect your heart with CoQ10 and vitamin B6: Research
(NaturalNews) If you're looking for ways to improve the health of your heart, don't overlook the dramatic impact of two simple nutrients: vitamin B6 and CoQ10.

Studies show that bee propolis prevents cancer, boosts immunity, and more
(NaturalNews) Propolis (or 'bee glue') is a sticky, brown mixture that honey bees make from their saliva and the resin of tree bark for repairing damage to their hive and sealing it from invaders. Unlike beeswax, which is used to seal larger open spaces, bees tend to reserve propolis for smaller gaps. Europeans have treasured propolis for centuries for its medicinal properties - properties that are gradually being confirmed by several contemporary studies.

VIDEO: Pharma Flakes Cereal: Genetically Engineered Delicious!
Activist Post - Unlabeled GMO is bad enough; pharmaceuticals grown into the food of an already drugged population is downright horrifying.

Major Threats from Universal Flu Vaccine
Gaia Health - The upcoming universal influenza vaccine will be carrying at least two threats: nanoparticles and a potentially new autoimmune disorder. Yet nothing stops the development of these dangerous products intended to be applied to virtually everyone, whether healthy or not.

VIDEO: South Portland doctor stops accepting insurance, posts prices online - The family physician stopped accepting all forms of health insurance. In early 2013, Ciampi sent a letter to his patients informing them that he would no longer accept any kind of health coverage, both private and government-sponsored. Given that he was now asking patients to pay for his services out of pocket, he posted his prices on the practice’s website.

Ayurvedic Herbs Treat Brain & Lung Cancers: Some with 90% Success
Natural Society - Ayurvedic medicine has been used for centuries in treating illness and disease. Ayurvedic herbs can even fight cancer - some with a 90% success rate.

Are Big Pharma’s Drugs Making Your Heartburn Worse and Worse? Just Fix It with Surgery!
Alliance for Natural Health - Now they want to cut open your throat and install a metal ring with magnets, when the best and safest natural remedies cost pennies!

Infographic: What to Eat, When to Eat - Fruit and Veggies in Season
Natural Society - Here is a simple picture to show the fruit and vegetables in season. Want to eat healthy food, support local and organic farmers, and save money? Look now.

Why Do Kids Vitamins Contain Aspartame, GMOs, Trans Fats & Hazardous Chemicals?
Activist Post - The #1 Children's Vitamin Brand in the US contains ingredients that most parents would never intentionally expose their children to, so why aren't more opting for healthier alternatives?

Science & Technology

Digital currency exchange accused of biggest money laundering scheme ever
RT - The United States government has shut down a digital currency website and jailed its executives for allegedly operating the largest money laundering scheme ever, considered by some to be “PayPal for criminals.”

VIDEO: Microsoft's new Xbox will track EVERYTHING you watch on TV
Daily Mail - Microsoft has submitted a patent that could see the company track every TV show and advert watched via its Xbox One console and other devices. he application called 'Awards and Achievements Across TV Ecosystem' was submitted to the US Patent and Trademark office earlier this month.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Decline in biodiversity of farmed plants, animals gathering pace
Reuters - A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday.

SAVE Heritage Breeds: Learn how you can make a difference. - According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, globally we are losing one livestock breed a month. That may not seem like such a big deal since the ones that remain, such as the Holstein cow, which supplies 93% of our dairy products, are such super-producers. But the lack of diversity in our food chain ought to be a real concern.

Agribusiness Destroys Soil, So Mines for Food
Gaia Health - Since good soil takes effort and money to maintain, Agribusiness hasn’t bothered. As a result, basics required for all life, including phosphorus, are now supplied by mining instead of soil. It’s resulted in inferior food, but the situation is even worse. Phosphorus reserves are running low, leaving us to face starvation.


7 Last Minute Prepping Items
Activist Post - While there are lots of lists floating around telling you what you need and what will disappear first, there is not much out there that addresses those items you might want to consider at the last minute – things that will be useful but of no interest to the mad mob of folks who have done diddly-squat to prepare.

Odd &  Stupid News

JCPenney Forced To Deny Tea Kettle Looks Like Hitler
Business Insider - JCPenney has officially denied that a tea kettle being advertised on a billboard on the 405 Interstate near Culver City, Calif., is intended to represent Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator during World War II.

Today in History - Tuesday -  May 28, 2013
1774 - The First Continental Congress convened in Virginia.
1863 - The first black regiment left Boston to fight in the U.S. Civil War.
1928 - Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.
1934 - The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
1937 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, DC, signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the newly opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.
1940 - During World War II, Belgium surrendered to Germany.
1961 - Amnesty International, a human rights organization, was founded.
1976 - The Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty was signed, limiting any nuclear explosion - regardless of its purpose - to a yield of 150 kilotons.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal were convicted of fraud.
1998 - Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts. The U.S., Japan and other nations imposed economic sanctions. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said "Today, we have settled the score with India."
1998 - Dr. Susan Terebey discovered a planet outside of our solar system with the use of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
1999 - In Milan, Italy, Leonardo de Vinci's "The Last Supper" was put back on display after more than 20 years of restoration work.
2002 - Russia became a limited partner in NATO with the creation of the NATO-Russia Council.

World News

Israel military activates in Golan Heights
Press TV - The Israeli regime has launched a large-scale military drill in the occupied Golan Heights amid escalating tensions in the region over Tel Aviv’s recent strikes on Syria.

VIDEO: Israel supplies Gaza hospitals with killer gas
Press TV - Palestinian sources say the Israeli regime has supplied Gaza hospitals with a potentially killer gas to be used for anesthetic purposes.

Jordan to host major 18-nation military drill: Official
Press TV - Citing an official speaking on condition of anonymity, Jordan’s Petra news agency reported on Saturday that troops from countries including the US, Britain, Bahrain, Canada, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen will take part in the military exercise, dubbed “Eager Lion 2013.”

EU agrees to lift arms embargo on Syrian rebels
RT - The news comes after the failure by EU governments to agree on extending the arms embargo, effectively freeing their hands to supply the Syrian opposition with weapons, said the British Foreign Secretary on Monday in Brussels. The collective sanctions leveled at Syria were set to expire on June 1.

British soldier murder suspect had been held in Kenya for seeking terror training
Raw Story - One of the main suspects in the brutal murder of a soldier in London was arrested in Kenya more than two years ago for seeking terror training, it emerged on Sunday, after police made more arrests.

UK Home Secretary: Expanded Snooping Powers “Essential” Following Woolwich Attack
Steve Watson - Despite the fact that the suspects were already known to MI5 for eight years, and that one of them had even been offered a job as an informant by the intelligence agency, Home Secretary Theresa May urged Sunday that it is “essential” that the security services have greater access to everyone’s communications data.

Scotland: Every Child to Have “State Guardian” From Birth
Paul Joseph Watson - Every child in Scotland is to be assigned a “state minder” from birth under draconian new proposals that would enable the government to spy on families under the justification of preventing “child abuse”.

Medicines kill 18,000 in France yearly - The side effects from prescribed medication is responsible for at least 18,000 deaths each year in France, and the number is more than road accidents and suicides combined.

The Japanese Financial System Is Beginning To Spin Wildly Out Of Control
Economic Collapse - The financial system of the third largest economy on the planet is starting to come apart at the seams, and the ripple effects are going to be felt all over the globe.

Cadmium in rice puts Mao’s self-sufficiency goal at risk
Reuters - The discovery of dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou, the latest in a series of food scandals, has piled more pressure on China to clean up its food chain – possibly at the expense of Mao Zedong’s cherished goal of self-sufficiency.

Protesters ‘March Against Monsanto’ across US, in over 50 countries in anti-GMO rally
Washington Post - Organizers say two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the U.S. and in over 50 other countries on Saturday.... Founder and organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in 436 cities in 52 countries.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

A quarter million motorcycles roar into Washington in Rolling Thunder tribute to veterans and missing in action soldiers
Some 900,00 riders, passengers and spectators traveled from across the country for Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to veterans and those stilling missing in action. The annual event started in 1988, when the Vietnam War was still fresh on the nation's mind.

22yr Old Activist Charged With Making Threats to State Officials for Investigating Sandy Hook
An independent investigator from New York was arrested for asking state officials questions and discussing the investigation on YouTube. The criminal police state is cracking down on activists exercising their right to free speech , and making ludicrous examples out of clearly innocent people.
Activist Jonathan Reich has been charged with making threats to state officials , particularly medical examiner Wayne Carver, after allegedly calling his office and questioning the official Sandy Hook narrative.

Over 450 Sheriffs Will Take a Stand May 31st St. Charles, Mo
WND - Sheriffs and peace officers from across the country will be meeting with likeminded supporters for a national convention focused on one goal: restoring constitutional rule in the United States of America. From May 31-June 1, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, or CSPOA, will be meeting in St. Charles, Mo., for its Heartland of America

VIDEO: Send John McCain to Guantanamo Bay
Paul Joseph Watson - Given the fact that numerous individuals have been sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for “associating with terrorists,” Senator John McCain has now opened himself up to the same fate after he met with FSA rebels in Syria who are admittedly led by and who have pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda terrorists.

Rep. Schiff’s Bill Would Repeal Authorization for Use of Military Force
New American - A California congressman is preparing legislation to repeal the post-9/11 legislation that two presidents have relied on as justification for waging war in several countries simultaneously against persons or organizations believed to be involved in terrorist attacks or the planning of them.

VIDEO: Rand Paul claims Obamacare will include diagnostic codes for injuries sustained from a turtle, walking into a lamppost and burning water skis
Daily Mail - In a little-noticed speech to the Iowa Republican Party this month, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul mocked President Obama's signature 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.

VIDEO: Rand Paul: Obama Losing Moral Authority To Lead
Steve Watson Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Paul asserted that if Obama continues to skirt around the edges of the issues without taking any decisive action, he will lose any moral authority that he still has left as a leader.

Judge Shuts Down Effort by Environmentalists to Outlaw Lead Bullets
Kurt Nimmo - Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled against environmental groups attempting to force the EPA to regulate ammunition as a hazardous toxin.

Video: 2 Dead, 5 Injured In Wild Texas Shooting Spree
From the Trenches - Two Texas residents were shot and killed and five others injured in a bizarre shooting spree that is clearly outlined in this video news report and re-enactment of the crime spree below. Despite the scene outlined below, a complete lockdown on the county never happened in this case as in Boston. Is that proof that this was not an ‘engineered’ event?

ONLINE PETITION- I do NOT support Adam Kokesh's armed march in DC! - The only way that we can undermine the potential government propaganda value of Kokesh's stunt is if a million gun-owners and Second Amendment supporters sign this petition to make it clear Adam Kokesh does not speak or act for the majority of American gun owners.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 5-27-2013 ~ 'Common Core' Nationalizes & Dumbs Down P.S. Curriculum
Ron Paul: In addition to shredding civil liberties, launching a utopian global war for democracy, and going on a spending spree that would make LBJ blush, the so-called "conservative" Bush administration dramatically increased federal control over education...

YouTube: Monsanto Wins Fight to Take Away State Food Labeling Rights
TheYoungTurks - "Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday offered an amendment to the Senate's major farm bill that would allow states to require labels on genetically engineered foods.

Election News

Rand Paul announces 2016 campaign
Political Ticker - "For now, (what) we know for sure is we're going to run for the U.S. Senate," he said, according to a report from The Independent. "The other decision can come later."

Veteran News

VIDEO: Memory Hole: Americans No Longer Know What Memorial Day Stands For
Anthony Gucciardi - As you can see in Mark Dice’s video below, in which Americans have no idea what they are celebrating through cookouts and family gatherings, the very meaning of Memorial Day is entirely lost. Of course Memorial Day, for those who may be unaware, is a day that is set aside as a holiday in order to remember those who have died while serving in any area of the United States military

VIDEO: ‘Veterans being demonized in the US’
Press TV - Veterans are being demonized by the Veterans Affairs and labeled as insane or crazy, according to Susanne Posel, a senior editor at in Oregon. “Attacking the U.S. veterans is not only promoting the pharmaceutical industry and demonizing them as insane; it’s also to sort of do what they’ve done in Communist, Marxist countries, where anybody who is a threat to the government ends up locked up.”


Trace mineral lithium really does curb violent crime, depression and suicide
(NaturalNews) The word lithium frequently conjures images of catatonic psychiatric patients and side effects so severe that premature death is commonplace. But naturally occurring lithium is a far cry from pharmaceutical grades.

Antibacterial agent in common household products shown to weaken the heart and muscles
(NaturalNews) Found in a variety of soaps, hand sanitizers, fabrics, toothpastes, mouthwashes and even tap water, researchers have discovered triclosan is far from harmless. Linked to heart failure and decline in muscle strength, the agent has come under scrutiny due to its widespread use in common household products.

Wrigley's selling caffeine gum to children
(NaturalNews) With Wrigley gum sales declining in record numbers, marketers have been looking for new ways to appeal to gum chewers, especially children. On April 29th, Wrigley launched a new line of energy chewing gum called Alert.

VIDEO: Facebook wages censorship war against moms of autistic children who protest GMOs: Exclusive interview with Andrea Lalama
(NaturalNews) When Facebook suspended the account of a mom of two autistic children who held anti-GMO signs at the recent rally, it became national news. Drudge Report linked to our Natural News story which documented Facebook censoring multiple accounts for sharing a photo Facebook absurdly called "abusive."

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off - Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you'll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7.

Research Proving Vitamin C's Therapeutic Value in 200+ Diseases - The National Library of Medicine, in fact, contains thousands of studies demonstrating vitamin C's ability to significantly improve health, with 220 disease applications documented on the research site alone.

Science & Technology

This Pentagon Project Makes Cyberwar as Easy as Angry Birds
Wired - The target computer is picked. The order to strike has been given. All it takes is a finger swipe and a few taps of the touchscreen, and the cyberattack is prepped to begin. For the last year, the Pentagon’s top technologists have been working on a program that will make cyberwarfare relatively easy. It’s called Plan X. And if this demo looks like a videogame or sci-fi movie or a sleek Silicon Valley production, that’s no accident.

Hack the hacker: US Congress urged to legalize cyber-attacks to fight cybercrimes
RT - US Congress should legalize attacking hacker’s computers with malware, physically destroy networks and take photos of data thieves and copyright violators with their own cameras in order to punish IP thieves, the IP Commission recommends.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: Illinois illegally seizes bees resistant to Roundup; kills remaining queens - The Illinois Ag Dept. illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned naturalist, Terrence Ingram, without providing him with a search warrant and before the court hearing on the matter, reports Prairie Advocate News.

Wisconsin raw-milk farmer acquitted on 3 of 4 criminal charges - The acquittal of a Wisconsin dairy farmer on the most serious charges for selling raw milk products is a "victory for the food rights movement, his lawyer said.

Biochar on the Farm
Acres Magazine May 2013 - You have most likely heard of biochar, but you probably have a lot of questions about how to successfully use this soil amendment on your fields. Biochar advocate David Yarrow is working to provide answers to sustainable farmers and gardeners across the country through a research and education project already under way in Kansas.

Pet News

Probiotics: Even Your Traditional Vet May Now Recommend This Pet Supplement
Dr. Becker - Holistic vets have been recommending probiotics for pets for decades, but the good news is that traditional veterinarians are becoming more aware of their benefits as well, and many DVMs now routinely recommend probiotic supplementation for patients with diarrhea, and those receiving antibiotic therapy.

News - Monday -  May 27, 2013

On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to Remember and Honor the Men and Women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country!

World News

Chill on the Peninsula: Seoul shuns N. Korea's efforts to soothe tensions
RT - North Korea’s apparent attempts to reduce tensions with its southern neighbor found no welcome in Seoul, which has slammed the North’s proposed negotiations and a “two-faced” invitation to commemorate a key 2000 peace conference.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Taiwan rallies against 'unfair' nuclear power plant referendum
RT - Hundreds of anti-nuke protesters rallied in the Taiwanese capital Taipei calling to vote down a referendum bill and terminate the launch of the island’s fourth nuclear power plant, amid mounting concerns since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

March against Monsanto: Rallying for our future
RT - The worldwide March Against Monsanto this past Saturday was no mere political demonstration. Rather, it was a worldwide mobilization against corporate greed, the assault on our health and environment, and the oppression of small farmers.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

This Memorial Day, I pledge to defend the freedoms our ancestors fought for, even in the face of escalating tyranny
NaturalNews -The story of America is the story of a rag-tag band of passionate individuals demanding freedom from oppression, intimidation and tyranny. They didn't merely demand it with public protests; they demanded it with force... on the streets of Lexington and Concord, the beaches of Normandy and everywhere that the men and women of America have fought to defend the ideals that made America the greatest nation in the world.

Oregon teen to be charged with attempted murder over 'conspiring to top Columbine massacre'
RT- An Oregon high school student has been accused of building at least six bombs in preparation an attack modeled after the notorious 1999 Columbine school shooting.

DOJ probed and grilled NYT government sources
RT - To uncover the source behind the New York Times article that exposed Obama’s order of cyber-attacks on Iran, the FBI seized phone and email logs from the White House, defense department and intelligence agencies, the paper revealed.

FBI killing of man with ties to Tsarnaev: Self-defense or excessive force?
RT - The circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Ibragim Todashev remain murky, and the FBI has little interest in revealing too much information as the suspect’s death might be a case of excessive force, associate law professor Sahar Aziz told RT.

In Guantanamo, fine words are no substitute for freedom
RT- When President Obama delivered a major speech on America's drone program and the ongoing existence of the Guantanamo prison, the majority of those most affected by the latter - the prisoners themselves - were, ironically, unable to hear his speech.

Security warning over potential national resource scarcity issued by U.S. Intelligence
NaturalNews - Climate change coupled with a dwindling supply of natural resources is likely to trigger major conflicts in the near future, U.S. intelligence agencies are warning. "Demand for food, water, and energy will grow by approximately 35, 40 and 50 per cent respectively...


Yen firms, euro edges up versus dollar in thin trade
Reuters - The yen rose on Monday, staying near a two-and-a-half week high against the dollar, as weak equity markets encouraged investors to take profit on the safe-haven Japanese currency's steep falls.

US Backs Reforms for Bangladesh Garment Sector
AssociatedPress - A U.S. diplomat says Washington backs reforms for Bangladesh's garment industry while encouraging global brands not to pull out their business following last month's building collapse that killed more than 1,100 people in the world's worst garment industry disaster.


Antibacterial agent in common household products shown to weaken the heart and muscles
NaturalNews - Found in a variety of soaps, hand sanitizers, fabrics, toothpastes, mouthwashes and even tap water, researchers have discovered triclosan is far from harmless. Linked to heart failure and decline in muscle strength, the agent has come under scrutiny due to its widespread...

Study finds Western diet leads to advanced aging and premature death - Are you slowly killing yourself?
NaturalNews - Nutritional researchers have repeatedly demonstrated that what we eat directly determines genetic expression and can predict chronic disease risk, rate of aging, quality of life and mortality. A diet predominated by processed foods and laden with sugars, hydrogenated...

The wonders of herbal teas
NaturalNews - Drinking tea isn't just something you do at lunchtime. The British have been drinking it religiously for hundreds of years, people in the Far East even longer. But tea is not just any other liquid to help quench your thirst. Many herbal teas are known to have far-reaching...

Six ways to improve your IBS symptoms using proper food combining
NaturalNews - Eliminating foods and food combinations that trigger IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) symptoms is the first step toward coping with IBS. Eventually, coping can lead to healing. However, relying on conventional, mainstream medicine will put you into a life of coping...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Hershberger found guilty on only one count in raw milk trial
BARABOO - When Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is sentenced he could get up to a year in prison on his conviction of violating a holding order placed on products at his farm. Hershberger was found not guilty on three other charges involving allegations he sold raw milk without the necessary state licenses.

40 Statistics About The Fall Of The U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
EconomicCollapse- If you know someone that actually believes that the U.S. economy is in good shape, just show them the statistics in this article.

Today in History - Friday -  May 24, 2013
1738 - The Methodist Church was established.
1764 - Bostonian lawyer James Otis denounced "taxation without representation" and called for the colonies to unite in demonstrating their opposition to Britain’s new tax measures.
1798 - Believing that a French invasion of Ireland was imminent, Irish nationalists rose up against the British occupation.
1830 - The first passenger railroad service in the U.S. began service.
1844 - Samuel Morse formally opened America's first telegraph line. The first message was sent from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, MD. The message was "What hath God wrought?"
1863 - Bushwackers led by Captain William Marchbanks attacked a U.S. Federal militia party in Nevada, Missouri.
1881 - About 200 people died when the Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sank near London, Ontario.
1883 - After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic.
1913 - The U.S. Department of Labor entered into its first strike mediation. The dispute was between the Railroad Clerks of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.
1941 - The HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic. Only three people survived.
1961 - The Freedom Riders were arrested in Jackson, Mississippi.
1976 - Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde service to Washington.
1980 - The International Court of Justice issued a decision calling for the release of the hostages taken at the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had the right to deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminate.
1994 - The four men convicted of bombing the New York's World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
1999 - 39 miners were killed in an underground gas explosion in the Ukraine.
2000 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved permanent normal trade relations with China. China was not happy about some of the human rights conditions that had been attached by the U.S. lawmakers.
2000 - A Democratic Party event for Al Gore in Washington brought in $26.5 million. The amount set a new record, which had just been set the previous month by Republicans for Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
2001 - Temba Tsheri, 15, became the youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

World News

Global markets fall on news from Fed, China PMI
RT - The Japanese Nikkei lost 7.3 percent on Thursday, the worst loss in over two years, after China released unexpectedly weak Flash PMI accompanied by hints that the US Federal Reserve could shut down its stimulus program in June.

VIDEO: 'More Italians face economic hardship’
Press TV - Italy’s National Statistics Institute, ISTAT, said in a newly released report that at the end of 2012, around 15 million people were dealing with some form of economic hardship. The report added that over 8.5 million of those people were living in a seriously tough economic situation. The figure has doubled compared to 2010.

Novel Coronavirus Claims First Victim In Africa - A Tunisian man has died of the novel coronavirus that has claimed lives in the Middle East and Europe. It’s the first recorded case in Africa.

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes Russian Far East
Reuters - A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off Russia's eastern coast on Friday, briefly prompting a tsunami scare but causing no casualties or substantial damage, Russian emergency authorities said.... Residents of northern Japan felt the quake but there was no tsunami warning from Japan's meteorological agency.

Syria rebels get 35-ton KSA arms cargo
Press TV - The top commander of foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government says the militants have received a 35-ton arms shipment from Saudi Arabia.

Israel suffers major setback in Scotland - Israel and its allies have suffered major blow after the Church of Scotland decisively rebuffed its misuse of the scriptures to claim exclusive Jewish rights to Palestine.

French minister says IMF boss Christine Lagarde ‘must resign’ if charged with fraud, embezzlement scam
Daily Mail - Prosecutors suspect that Mrs Lagarde became involved in an unlawful agreement between Nicolas Sarkozy, then President, and Bernard Tapie, a controversial tycoon, while serving as Finance Minister in 2008. The deal allegedly centres on a €403 million payment ordered by an arbitration tribunal to settle Mr Tapie’s long-standing claim that he had been swindled by the State 15 years earlier.

VIDEO: Was the Woolwich Attack a Hoax? (Debunked)
Paul Joseph Watson - People are questioning whether the attack on a soldier in Woolwich yesterday was a fabricated event.
* Related: David Cameron to Arm Woolwich Terrorists?

Japan N-plant struggling to find workers
Press TV - According to current and former nuclear plant workers, the crisis-stricken plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), can hardly find enough workers to keep the plant, situated in the northeastern part of the East Asian country, in stable condition, since most workers prefer to do a job outside the plant involving less exposure to radiation.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Top 10 reasons to join the March Against Monsanto tomorrow! (Saturday, May 25, 2013)
(NaturalNews) The global March Against Monsanto happens tomorrow! Nearly three hundred cities will host what's sure to be hundreds of thousands of protesters and activists around the globe who are taking a stand against Monsanto and GMOs.
* Related Article: Challenging Monsanto: 200,000 in 40 countries to rally against GMO

Official: Holder Approved Warrant for Fox News Reporter's Emails
Breitbart - A law enforcement official has told NBC News that Attorney General Eric Holder is the one who signed the search warrant for the private emails of Fox News reporter James Rosen. The warrant was signed under the guise that Rosen might be a "possible co-consiprator" in violation of the Espionage Act.

VIDEO: Former IRS Head: “I Can’t Recite the Constitution, Sir” - “You went to law school. Did you study the Constitution?” “I believe I took Constitutional law, but I’m not prepared to take an exam at this time,” Shulman said with a chuckle. “Meaning I’ll answer any of your question but I can’t promise that I’m an expert.”

2 FBI Agents Involved in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Arrest "FALL" Out of Helicopter and Die - Two members of the FBI’s elite counterterrorism unit died Friday while practicing how to quickly drop from a helicopter to a ship using a rope, the FBI announced Monday in a statement. The statement gave few details regarding the deaths of Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw, other than to say the helicopter encountered unspecified difficulties and the agents fell a “significant distance.”

Outraged Issa Vows to Call IRS' Lerner Back in Tea Party Probe - Republican U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa said on Thursday he will call Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner back to testify before his committee on the IRS-tea party scandal after she asserted her constitutional right not to answer questions. "We are obligated to bring Lerner back because she did not properly take the Fifth (Amendment)," Issa said.

VIDEO: IRS Scandal widens to include Humane Society of the United States
Susan Thixton - Fox News is reporting there is a possibility that Lois Lerner, the IRS Official in question of auditing conservative groups was at the same time protecting some existing non-profits. They specifically mention Ms. Lerner's involvement with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) whose non-profit status has been under investigation for several years.

President of CBS News and WH Benghazi fiction-writer are blood brothers
Jon Rappoport - Remember the Benghazi attacks? Remember how the White House rewrote their talking points to scrub out mention of a terrorist attack? Well, here are some new talking points.

New Precedent: Armed Domestic Drone Strikes Will Soon Be Reality
Anthony Gucciardi - With Holder admitting that Americans have already died via drone strikes following his statements that Obama can already initiate drone strikes on US soil, we are now seeing the way paved to go ahead and announce armed drones to fight terrorism here in the US.

Florida Cops Plan to Harass Gun Show Attendees
Kurt Nimmo - ATF works with cops to conduct an undercover operation at gun show. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office plans to “strictly enforce a county law mandating background checks for all customers at gun shows” and close down private firearms sales between individuals.

Texas passes bill to train teachers as armed ‘school marshals’
Raw Story - The Texas Legislature on Thursday sent a bill to Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) desk that could mean some teachers will be trained as marshals and sent into classrooms with guns.

Veteran News

YouTube: Marine arrested for Facebook posts sues government
RT - Brandon Raub, a 26-year-old decorated Marine veteran, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan was arrested and put into a psychiatric institution in August last year for some his Facebook posts. He was detained without charges and was ordered to spend up to 30 days in the psych ward -- but, that court order was later dismissed.

US military sued over secret trial of Manning
Press TV - A coalition of activists and journalists, including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense and the military judge overseeing the case of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Housing Market

Activists Tasered and Arrested Protesting Holder and Bank Fraud
Activist Post - More than two dozen arrests have followed in the wake of multi-day protests in various locations targeting the Department of Justice and their dereliction of duty to prosecute the involvement of major banks in foreclosure fraud.
* Related Article: Foreclosure Victims Protesting Wall Street Impunity Outside DOJ Arrested, Tasered

Energy & Environment

The Colorado River, The High Plains Aquifer And The Entire Western Half Of The U.S. Are Rapidly Drying Up
Economic Collapse - Scientists tell us that the 20th century was the wettest century in the western half of the country in 1000 years, and now things appear to be reverting to their normal historical patterns. But we have built teeming cities in the desert such as Phoenix and Las Vegas that support millions of people.

VIDEO: Hanford officials hid radioactive leak evidence from advisory panel - A government-chartered advisory panel was told last September that materials spotted outside the inner wall of a tank holding radioactive waste at the Hanford Site were possibly the result of a "carbonate buildup," “cross-contamination” or "rainwater leakage."


New study reveals how glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup inhibits natural detoxification in human cells
(NaturalNews) In a new peer reviewed study, this sinister chemical, glyphosate, has been proven to inhibit the human cell's ability to detoxify altogether. Glyphosate, found in Monsanto's Roundup, is being deemed by publishers of the new study "one of the most dangerous chemicals" being unleashed into the environment today.

Detoxify quickly with these spring power veggies
(NaturalNews) Spring cleaning is not just for your home or yard or car. It's time to clean out the body as well. And there are several foods that are seasonally appropriate for the task.

Coconut oil ketogenic cleanse for cancer
(NaturalNews) Growing evidence is reporting that cancer is a metabolic disease characterized by cellular mitochondrial respiratory insufficiency. Cancer cells can only survive and thrive off of glucose and amino acid fermentation. A ketogenic cleanse has been proposed as a means of starving off cancer cell development. The ideal fuel source for the ketogenic cleanse is extra-virgin coconut oil with its powerful immune boosting properties.

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout
Dr. Mercola - Exercise is a key factor of optimal health; it's particularly important for controlling your blood sugar and normalizing your insulin levels. When done correctly, exercise can oftentimes act as a substitute for some of the most common drugs used today for things like diabetes, heart disease and depression.

70,000 Chemicals Could be Creating Dangerous, Fake Hormones in Your Body
Natural Society - Sparked by 70,000 different chemicals, foreign hormones called xenoestrogens are interfering with the natural estrogen in your body and causing damage.

Mysterious Deaths in Alabama: Could They Be Related to Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Crops?
Activist Post - While the cause is currently unknown, it’s interesting to note that Southeastern Alabama’s cotton fields are in full bloom this time of year – and that some of these crops are Bt cotton.... There is no proof that this is related to the mysterious illnesses in Alabama, however, history shows us that serious illnesses occurred in India wherever Bt cotton was grown.

3 Reasons Why I Refused Chemo for Colon Cancer
Chris Wark - Most cancer patients are told very little about chemotherapy and have no idea the damage it will do to their bodies and that it often makes cancer worse. This video is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want more ammunition, check out the posts in my chemotherapy category.

What you need to know about stress and cancer
(NaturalHealth365) Do you believe there is a connection between stress and cancer? Science has shown that chronic stress can accelerate the growth of cancer cells and promotes angiogenesis – the formation of new blood vessels. Thankfully, with simple changes in the diet, anyone can dramatically lower their risk for cancer or other degenerative diseases caused by stress.

Marijuana Helps 6-Year-Old Beat Seizures, Replaces Pharmaceuticals
Natural Society - Marijuana has recently gained some attention for helping a 6-year old boy to beat severe epileptic seizures, changing his life positively and profoundly.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: New Animated Video About the TPP and its Chilling Effects on Internet Users
Activist Post - When most people think of a trade agreement, they're unlikely to think that it would have anything to do with regulating the Internet. For more than a decade, however, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has included copyright enforcement in international trade deals.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: Breaking: No Mention of "Liberty" Allowed During Hershberger Raw Milk Trial
Activist Post - Things are coming to a fiery head in Baraboo, Wisconsin this week as supporters, big league food freedom heroes, and non-corporate media activists gather outside the court house in solidarity to support fresh food farmer Vernon Hershberger. The big trial started on Monday and reportedly goes until Friday.

Eat Wild - Find Your State
Eatwild's Directory of Farms lists more than 1,300 pasture-based farms, with more farms being added each week. It is the most comprehensive source for grass-fed meat and dairy products in the United States and Canada.


50 Things to Disappear During an Emergency
Activist Post - Why not have a stash of necessary items always ready for such an emergency? Even if there isn’t a storm approaching, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to rush out to the store every time you run out of toilet paper. Keeping some extra around the house is always a good idea!

Pet News

Mold Reported in Purina One Beyond
Susan Thixton - Pet food consumer Carrie P. shares she found bluish green mold at the bottom of her Purina One Beyond cat food... The cats had only eaten two meals from the bag (she found this mold within 24 hours of purchase), however one cat is vomiting.

Today in History - Thursday -  May 23, 2013
1701 - In London, Captain William Kidd was hanged after being convicted of murder and piracy.
1788 - South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify U.S. Constitution.
1827 - The first nursery school in the U.S. was established in New York City.
1873 - Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established. The organization's name was changed to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920.
1879 - The first U.S. veterinary school was established by Iowa State University.
1895 - The New York Public Library was created with an agreement that combined the city's existing Astor and Lenox libraries.
1900 - Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney became the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, 37 years after the Battle of Fort Wagner.
1901 - American forces captured Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo.
1908 - Part of the Great White Fleet arrived in Puget Sound, WA.
1915 - During World War I, Italy joined the Allies as they declared war on Austria-Hungary.
1934 - In Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed by Texas Rangers. The bank robbers were riding in a stolen Ford Deluxe.
1937 - Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died.
1945 - In Luneburg Germany, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while imprisoned by the Allied forces.
1949 - The Republic of West Germany was established.
1981 - In Barcelona, Spain, gunmen seized control of the Central Bank and took 200 hostages.
1985 - Thomas Patrick Cavanagh was sentenced to life in prison for trying to sell Stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
1992 - In Lisbon, Portugal , the U.S. and four former Soviet republics signed an agreement to implement the START missile reduction treaty that had been agreed to by the Soviet Union before it was dissolved.
1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was demolished.
1998 - British Protestants and Irish Catholics of Northern Ireland approved a peace accord.
1999 - Gerry Bloch, at age 81, became the oldest climber to scale El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He broke his own record that he set in 1986 when he was 68 years old.

World News

Israeli sensors search for the S-300 in Syria - Israel may act to stop any attempt to transfer Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missiles from Syria to Lebanon. Such a scenario is possible if the Assad regime in Syria feels it is losing control of the country in a future phase of its civil war. According to reliable sources, at least one shipment of Russian-made S-300 missiles has been transferred to Syria.

Israel prepared to launch war on Syria: Israeli cmdr.
Press TV - On Wednesday, Israeli Major General Amir Eshel said the Tel Aviv regime might launch a sudden war on Syria should Damascus fall. “We have to be ready for any scenario, at a few hours’ notice,” Eshel stated.

Syrian rebels seize military base, kill 40 soldiers: monitor
Reuters - Syrian rebels killed at least 40 soldiers and other fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad as they captured a military base in the northwestern province of Idlib on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

US House cmte. adopts new anti-Iran act
Press TV - The US House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday passed an anti-Iran act that targets the country’s auto and mining industries as well as its foreign currency reserves. The act allows the US president to subject other Iranian industries, such as engineering, to similar restrictions.

Body of tortured Afghan unearthed near former US Special Forces base says report
RT - Afghan officials have reportedly found the footless body of a local man who went missing a half-year ago. The corpse was unearthed near the former A-Team US Special Forces base – where detainees were tortured and killed, locals claim. Authorities alleged that the grisly discovery is directly connected to Zakaria Kandahari, a notorious wartime collaborator who Afghan officials believe has US citizenship.

N Korean leader sends envoy to China
Press TV - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has sent a high-level envoy to China in a bid to boost ties with the country's most important ally.

VIDEO: Nigel Farage on 12% Tax Rate for Members of EU Parliament: It is Tax Fraud on a Massive Scale! - The European Parliament met Tuesday to discuss the issue of tax evasion throughout the UK and the Eurozone, and how the European Parliament might clamp down on those attempting to protect their well earned wealth from government confiscation.

Revealed Government Documents Show Vaccine Injured Children in Small African Village Used Like Lab Rats - In December 2012, vaccine tragedy hit the small village of Gouro, Chad, Africa, situated on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Five hundred children were locked into their school, threatened that if they did not agree to being force-vaccinated with a meningitis A vaccine, they would receive no further education. These children were vaccinated without their parents’ knowledge.

China Destroys 3 US Shipments of GM Corn
Green Med Info - Could the global tide in support of GMOs be turning? A new report reveals that the formerly pro-GMO Chinese government, one of the largest consumers of GMO food crops in the world, is beginning to crack down on GM corn shipments from the US that have not followed appropriate biosafety regulations.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Evidence emerges that IRS's own internal probe ended in May 2012, six months before election, but was hidden from legislators
Daily Mail - Rep. Darrel Issa, the committee's chairman, said that the committee learned just yesterday that the IRS completed its own investigation a year before a Treasury Department Inspector General report was completed.

VIDEO: Never in his life': Father of Tsarnaev's friend questions FBI slaying of son
RT - An FBI agent shot Tamerlan Tsarnaev-linked triple murder suspect Ibragim Todashev in Florida, allegedly after the suspect attacked him with a knife. But Todashev’s father Abdulbaki told RT he strongly doubted his son could attack the agent first.... Ibragim “couldn’t take part” in the Boston Marathon bombings as he was undergoing a surgical operation on his tendons in Florida days before the bombings and “had to learn how to walk again,” the father said.

Anti-gun group sues to overturn law requiring every home to have a gun - The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence charges the Second Amendment doesn't give government the right to require individuals to possess firearms, the group said on its website.

Chicago School Closings Vote: Board Of Education Votes To Shutter 50 Public Schools
Huffington Post - The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to close fifty Chicago Public schools, one of them delayed a year, in the nation's third-largest district making it the largest single wave of planned public school closures in U.S. history.

U.S. Acknowledges Killing 4 Americans in Drone Strikes
NY Times - One day before President Obama is due to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration on Wednesday formally acknowledged that the United States had killed four American citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.

VIDEO: Bill Drafted In Secret Would Block Release Of Some Newtown Massacre Records - The staffs of the state's top prosecutor and the governor's office have been working in secret with legislative leaders on a law to withhold records related to the police investigation into the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre.

YouTube: Reality Check Exclusive: Cincinnati agent giving orders in IRS scandal?
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Read more at Fox19.

VIDEO: Democrat Rips Into IRS Commissioner During Congressional Hearing
5/22/13 - Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the Ranking Member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, tore into former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman on Wednesday during hearings into the revelation that the IRS had targeted conservative groups with undue scrutiny. Cummings insisted that Shulman's excuses for not informing the congress of the targeting when he was made aware of it were "not good enough."

YouTube: Rep. Jim Jordan - IRS Hearings
May 22, 2013 - Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questions Douglas Shulman at the IRS hearings. When asked if he is being square with his answers, Shulman replies "Excuse me?"

Investigative journalists threatened with felony for exposing security flaw
RT - Investigative journalists with Scripps News Service have discovered a major security lapse, in turn accessing the private data of tens of thousands of cell phone customers in the United States.

VIDEO: Cops Being Trained That Cell Phones Could Be Guns
Paul Joseph Watson - A recent case where a police officer attempted to seize a cell phone by claiming it could be a weapon underscores how cops are now being trained to treat phones as potential guns in an underhanded effort to prevent people from recording police activity.

Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act!
Alliance for Natural Health - ANH-USA has spoken with the office of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and we have confirmed that the senator is planning to introduce an amendment to the upcoming Senate Farm Bill which would repeal the provision.


Clients Denied Gold At Major Banks As Shortage Intensifies
King World News - Today Egon von Greyerz told King World News that clients are having tremendous problems getting their physical gold out of Swiss banks as well as other major banks as the shortage intensifies. Greyerz also discussed the fact that refiners simply cannot keep up with demand, “no matter how much they produce.”

Gold To Advance A Stunning $2,000+ From Current Levels
King World News - Top Citi analyst Tom Fitzpatrick’s team sent King World News three extraordinary gold charts illustrating why gold is headed for a massive $2,000+ gain from current levels. KWN is pleased to share this information with with our global readers. Below is what top Citi analyst Fitzpatrick’s team had to say along with three very powerful charts.

Bernanke: “No Tapering”, Silver Smashed, then Crashed - Bernanke confirmed that QE will continue to Infinity… stating that premature tightening risks slowing or ending the recovery. Silver instantly popped .70 higher on the news…and was promptly smashed back to $22.40!

Will It Be Inflation Or Deflation? The Answer May Surprise You
Economic Collapse - The next major financial panic will cause a substantial deflationary wave first, and after that we will see unprecedented inflation as the central bankers and our politicians respond to the financial crisis.... The following are some of the major deflationary forces that are affecting our economy right now...

17 Great American Companies That Keep Mountains Of Cash Overseas Just Like Apple Does
Business Insider - Apple finds itself in front of a Senate Subcommittee today, defending its elaborate practice of keeping cash offshore in order to minimize their tax liability. The thing is, Apple is far from the only company that does this.

No Arrests On Wall Street, But Over 7,700 Americans Have Been Arrested Protesting Big Banks - While Wall Street has escaped prosecutions, thousands of Americans have been arrested in the course of protests against the banks. As of May 2013, that number is 7,736 — according to the website Occupy Arrests, which tracks arrests.

Veteran News

'I never knew people could love an old man so much': WWII vet, 91, 'saved from daughter's eviction' after $138,000 raised online - A 91-year-old WWII veteran fighting to prevent his daughter from evicting him from his Ohio home has raised more than $138,000 from online donors to buy back his home, easily surpassing his goal.


Top five essential oils for stress relief and how to properly use them
(NaturalNews) When used properly, the power of essential oils lies in their ability to deliver the beneficial healing properties of certain plants in a direct and highly concentrated form.

Camomile tea 'fights cancer': Chemical contained in drink takes away 'superpowers' in disease's cells
Daily Mail - Scientists at Ohio State University found apigenin can block the ability of breast cancer cells to live far longer than normal cells, halting their spread and making them more sensitive to drug therapy. Camomile tea, parsley and celery are the most abundant sources of apigenin but it is also found in many fruit and vegetables common in a Mediterranean diet.

Turmeric - A fierce superfood spice that melts away body fat and defeats insulin resistance
(NaturalNews) Besides garnering attention as a a veritable fountain of youth, cancer tamer and fibromyalgia remedy, turmeric has proven itself to be a formidable weight loss superfood as well.

Broccoli and Tomatoes Combination Creates Anti-Cancer Superpower
Natural Society - There are numerous studies available that showcase the effects broccoli can have on cancer cells and tumors. The same can be said for the compound lycopene found in tomatoes. But as effective as the compounds are by themselves, one study has actually found that when used together, they become a virtual anti-cancer superpower.

B Vitamins Benefits: Boost Energy, Repair DNA, Live Healthier
Natural Society - B Vitamins have been used for schizophrenia, kidney disorders, fatigue, depression, pregnancy health, and much more.

Dandelion Benefits: Wild Edibles that Heal
Natural Society - Dandelions offer some healthful and tasty benefits. Read on to learn about dandelion benefits and how this over-looked edible can help you.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

New Microloan Program for Small and Beginning Farms
Mother Earth News - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new microloan program designed to benefit small, nontraditional and niche farm operations.

What's the Deal with Organic Fertilizers?
Organic Gardening - Nourish your garden with the right fertilizer. For organic gardeners, creating a living soil, rich in humus and nutrients, is the key to growing great fruits and vegetables, abundant flowers, and long-lived ornamental trees and shrubs.

Pet News

Oklahoma tornadoes: Services helping residents seeking lost pets after tornado
NewsOk - Shelters in Moore and Oklahoma City are taking in lost pets and trying to reconnect them with their owners. Anyone looking for a pet can go to to post a notice describing the animal and where it was last seen.

Cruel, Heartless Words from FDA Veterinarian
Susan Thixton - Karen L. had four healthy young cats four months ago... Today she has only two cats, and those two are still recovering from serious illness. Karen was feeding her babies Royal Canin Veterinary Formula Rx diet, and partially into a new bag of food all four cats began vomiting with diarrhea...

Today in History - Wednesday -  May 22, 2013
1761 - In Philadelphia, the first life insurance policy was issued in the U.S.
1819 - The steamship Savannah became the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
1859 - The creator of "Sherlock Holmes," Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born.
1868 - The "Great Train Robbery" took place in Marshfield, IN. The robbery - $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds to the seven members of the Reno gang.
1872 - The Amnesty Act restored civil rights to Southerners.
1882 - The U.S. formally recognized Korea.
1892 - Dr. Sheffield, a British dentist, invented the toothpaste tube.
1900 - The Associated Press was incorporated as a non-profit news cooperative in New York.
1939 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a military alliance between Germany and Italy known as the "Pact of Steel."
1947 - The Truman Doctrine was enacted by the U.S. Congress to appropriate military and economic aid Turkey and Greece.
1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered on PBS.
1969 - A lunar module of Apollo 10 flew within nine miles of the moon's surface. The event was a rehearsal for the first lunar landing.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Russia. He met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
1972 - The island Ceylon adopted a new constitution and became the republic of Sri Lanka.
1986 - Sylvester Stallone agreed to a 10-picture, six-year deal with United Artists. He signed for a reported $15 million for each film.
1990 - In the Middle East, North and South Yemen merged to become a single state known as the Republic of Yemen.
1998 - Bolivia was hit with a series of powerful earthquakes. At least 18 were killed. The quakes ranged in magnitude from 5.9 to 6.8.
1998 - New information came to light about the June 1996 bombing that killed 19 American airmen. The information indicated that Saudi citizens had been responsible and not Iranians as once believed.
1998 - A federal judge said that Secret Service agents could be compelled to testify before a grand jury in Monica Lewinsky investigation concerning U.S. President Clinton.
2002 - Chandra Levy's remains were found in Washington, DC's Rock Creek Park. She was last seen on April 30, 2001. California Congressman Gary Condit was questioned in the case due to his relationship with Levy.
2002 - In Birmingham, AL, a jury convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder in the 1963 church bombing that killed four girls.

World News

A US Senate panel votes to arm foreign-backed militants in Syria
Press TV - On Tuesday, democratic chairman of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez, introduced the bill which authorizes the US government to directly back foreign sponsored militant groups with arms.

Syria calls on UN to end Israeli violations
Press TV - The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has called on the UN Security Council to terminate the violations made by Israel, restating Syria’s right to respond to any breach of its sovereignty.

India pledges aid to Afghanistan
Press TV - New Delhi has vowed to increase its reconstruction aid to Kabul as Afghan President Hamid Karzai wraps up a three-day visit to India.

Israel warns Syria over targeting military vehicle in Golan
Press TV - Israel’s military chief has severely warned Syria against more attacks hours after Syrian troops targeted an Israeli military vehicle in the occupied Golan Heights.

Main al-Nusra Front commander killed in Qusayr clashes
Press TV - The main commander of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front has been reportedly killed in clashes with the Syrian army in the western city of al-Qusayr.

42 die in another day of carnage in Iraq
Press TV - Forty-two people have been killed and dozens others injured in several attacks across Iraq, according to Iraqi security and hospital sources.

‘Terror drones mostly kill civilians’
Press TV - A new report shows that US assassination drones in Pakistan have killed “scores of innocent civilians” instead of targeting terrorists.

‘Guantanamo guards shot my client 5 times for no reason’
RT - Over 100 Guantanamo prisoners continue their hunger strike in protest against unlawful – and as it turns out, violent – detention. RT met with the lawyer of inmate Moath al Alawi, who has been shot by guards, denied medical treatment and force-fed.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Anthrax drug brings $334 million to Pentagon advisor's biotech firm - Biowarfare consultant Richard J. Danzig urged the government to stockpile a type of anthrax remedy. But he had a stake in one such drug's success. Read More...

VIDEO: Armed DHS Guards Protect IRS From Tea Party Protesters
Paul Joseph Watson - The DHS appears to have finally found a use for all those bullets it’s been buying. At a Tea Party protest outside an IRS building in St. Louis yesterday there were no regular police – only armed Homeland Security guards.

5 Overlooked Lessons From the AP Subpoena Controversy and Other Leak Investigations
EFF - As we wrote last week, by obtaining the call records of twenty AP phone lines, “the Justice Department has struck a terrible blow against the freedom of the press and the ability of reporters to investigate and report the news." But there are several other important lessons that this scandal can teach us besides how important free and uninhibited newsgathering is to the public’s right to know.

DHS to be granted total dictatorial power in immigration bill, all laws nullified, voters silenced
(NaturalNews) Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican, has entered a letter into the congressional record from law enforcement personnel around the country who are warning S.744, officially titled the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act," would grant sweeping, discretionary powers to "political appointees" - bureaucrats - while stripping law enforcement of authority.

YOU ARE CRAZY: New Psychiatric Guidelines Target Hoarding, Child Temper Tantrums, and a Host of Other “Illnesses”
Mac Slavo - In the next few weeks the American Psychiatric Associations is releasing their updated fifth version their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5); the so-called ‘bible’ of psychiatric diagnoses. The new manual promises to take mental illness and the use of prescription drugs to a whole new level.

Texas Legislature Passes 'Merry Christmas Bill'
Newsmax - The Texas Legislature has gone on the offensive in the so-called War on Christmas, passing a bill making it legal for teachers to say, Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah during the December holidays. Gov. Rick Perry plans to sign the bill into law.

Top IRS official will invoke the Fifth Amendment in congressional hearing
Daily Mail - The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday afternoon that Lois Lerner, who heads up the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt division, plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in a hearing Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs.

Rand Paul Calls for Independent Investigation of IRS Scandal
Kurt Nimmo - Paul said the IRS scandal will create “such a level of distrust” that there is “going to have to be some kind of independent commission” to conduct an investigation.
* Related Video: C_SPAN: Rand Paul Call For Independent Commission... sues FBI - The website’s founder and managing editor Eric Garris, along with longtime editorial director Justin Raimondo, filed a lawsuit in federal court today [5/21/13], demanding the release of records they believe the FBI is keeping on them and the 17-year-old online magazine.

DOJ Seized Records of Five Fox News Phone Numbers
New Yorker - The Obama Justice Department has seized the phone records of numbers that are associated with White House staffers and, apparently, with Fox News reporters, according to a document filed in the case of Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, on October 13, 2011.

VIDEO: Half of America wants Obama impeached
WND - Editor’s note: This is another in a series of “WND/WENZEL POLLS” conducted exclusively for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies.

Monsanto Sees ‘Elitism’ in Social Media-Fanned Opposition
Bloomberg - Monsanto opponents who want to block genetically modified foods are guilty of “elitism” that’s fanned by social media and fail to consider the needs of the rest of the world, Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant said.

Governor Kills Funding For Florida Snitch Program
Paul Joseph Watson - Florida Governor Rick Scott has killed funding for a controversial “violence prevention program” in Florida which caused a public backlash after the Sheriff’s office in Palm Beach County encouraged people to report on their neighbors for anti-government rhetoric.

Senate panel approves immigration bill
AP - Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night

Schumer-Rubio Amnesty Would Legalize 45 Percent of ICE Criminal Caseload - One of the most alarming effects of the Schumer-Rubio amnesty, if enacted in anything close to its current form, would be the legalization of tens of thousands of illegal aliens who have already been a public safety threat in their community.


Ted Butler: Blockbuster in Gold as JP Morgan Likely Acquired 10 M oz of Gold Liquidated by GLD - One of the key considerations in gold has been the redemption of more than 10 million ounces (over $15 billion) since year end from the world’s largest gold Exchange Traded Fund, GLD. I believe that the big buyer of the 10 million ounces of gold liquidated in the GLD was JPMorgan, either alone or with other collusive commercial banks.

YouTube: Sen. Paul Defends Apple Against HSGAC Subcommittee - PART 1
May 21, 2013 - Sen. Rand Paul attends the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Subcommittee hearing that called for executives of Apple to testify on the companies tax practices. In the hearing, Sen. Paul defended the job-creating efforts Apple has made and lambasted his fellow Members for perpetuating a U.S. tax code that hinders corporate growth and productivity.

Ceiling suspended: US takes on $300bn in new debt after hitting $16.7 trillion
RT - Citing ‘extraordinary measures’, the US Treasury has further delayed tackling America’s debt, and will wait until Labor Day, September 2nd, to revisit the burgeoning crisis. The ceiling has been lifted, and the Treasury has promised it will keep cash pumping into government spending programs beyond the debt limit through a series of emergency cash tools.

Veteran News

US suspends yet another top Army commander for sexual misconduct
Press TV - The US Army has suspended the commander of a major training camp for adultery and physical abuse allegations in yet another case of persisting sexual misconduct charges filed against senior American military officers.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Oklahoma City, Massive tornado damage — RADAR pulse / “HAARP ring” / Scalar Square confirmation
dutchsinse - Late PM May 18, 2013 going into early AM May 19, 2013 — A series of RADAR pulses / “HAARP rings” / Scalar Squares appeared over Oklahoma City.. South across the state.. and East to Tulsa. Move forward 36 hours, and we see a devastating series of tornadoes form, and hit the pulsed areas.
* Related:
HaarpStatus North America


VIDEO: Study Finds Vitamin C Kills Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Activist Post - In a striking, unexpected discovery, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture.

List of dangerous antidepressants that cause sudden death is rapidly expanding
(NaturalNews) The list of antidepressants that can cause sudden death is growing exponentially, with citalopram - under the brand names Celexa and Cipramil - the latest such drug to be added, according to a new study.

The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival
Activist Post - There are about a dozen or so essential oils that belong in every survival kit including tea tree, peppermint, lavender, clove, rosemary and lemon among others. All of these essential oils have healing properties but today I would like to focus on just one, tea tree oil.

Oregano is a very healthy culinary choice
(NaturalNews) Oregano is composed of several phytonutrients such as thymol and rosmarinic acid which have demonstrated to be immensely valuable antioxidants. These antioxidants drastically inhibit oxygen-based damages to cells throughout the human body.

How to Clean Your Liver with 5 Natural Liver-Cleansing Tips
Natural Society - The modern diet, environmental pollutants, and our increasing dependence on toxic personal care products have put our livers on serious overtime. For this reason, it's important to know how to clean your liver thoroughly and effectively - oh, and naturally. Here are 5 tips.

When a painful stomach ache strikes, arm yourself with these foods and drinks
(NaturalNews) Stomach aches are never a welcome occurrence. They often come on suddenly, due to number of factors, such as the proliferation of GMO and contaminated foods, daily stressors, and busy lifestyles which don't allow adequate time for healthy food preparation.

New SARS-Like Coronavirus Suspected at New York Hospital - Nurses working at a St. Luke's hospital in New York have claimed that there are several cases of the new SARS-like virus in the hospital's ICU, which have gone misdiagnosed and that are in fact the new deadly virus.

Are You Suffering from Candida Overgrowth? Signs, Prevention Tips, & Solutions
Natural Society - Are you suffering from a Candida overgrowth? Candida albicans could be responsible for your health woes. Here are a few prevention tips and solutions.

Science & Technology

Pizza from a printer: NASA to spend $125,000 funding 3D food production project
RT - NASA is funding research into 3D printed food which would provide astronauts with meals during long space flights. The futuristic food printers would use cartridges of powder and oils which would have a shelf life of 30 years.

VIDEO: The Fridge Has Eyes: Cara Gives Anything With A Camera Powers To See Faces, Age, Gender, More
When Jason Sosa started work on a webcam technology that detects, in real time, the age, gender, attention time, and glances of the people looking at it, he thought he was solving an advertising problem. It’s turned out to be much more.

Shopping App Let's You Boycott Monsanto, View Low Quality Products
Natural Society - A new free app called 'Buycott' allows you to use your Android or iPhone to analyze products and determine if you're supporting Monsanto's GMOs.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: With Just 2 Square Feet of Space Indoors or Outdoors, You Can Grow Your Own Vertical Barrel Garden - Regardless of space constraints, there are no more excuses for not growing your own garden. Whether indoors or outdoors, for less than $10, one recycled barrel can be an entire garden in itself growing 19 plants on the outside edge, and another 6 on top.

Pet News

VIDEO: Woman Finds Dog Lost During Tornado While Being Interviewed - A woman who thought she had lost it all found one of the things most precious to her while being interviewed on live television – her pet dog, buried alive under the rubble of her former home.

Today in History - Tuesday -  May 21, 2013
1790 - Paris was divided into 48 zones.
1819 - Bicycles were first seen in the U.S. in New York City. They were originally known as "swift walkers."
1832 - In the U.S., the Democratic Party held its first national convention.
1840 - New Zealand was declared a British colony.
1856 - Lawrence, Kansas was captured by pro-slavery forces.
1863 - The siege of the Confederate Port Hudson, LA, began.
1881 - The American branch of the Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton.
1927 - Charles A. Lindberg completed the first solo nonstop airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The trip began May 20.
1929 - The first automatic electric stock quotation board was used by Sutro and Company of New York City.
1934 - Oskaloosa, IA, became the first city in the U.S. to fingerprint all of its citizens.
1941 - The first U.S. ship, the SS Robin Moor, was sunk by a U-boat.
1956 - The U.S. exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean over Bikini Atoll.
1961 - Governor Patterson declared martial law in Montgomery, AL.
1968 - The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, was last heard from. The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
1970 - The National Guard was mobilized to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.
1982 - The British landed in the Falkland Islands and fighting began.
1998 - An expelled student, Kipland Kinkel, in Springfield, OR, killed 2 people and wounded 25 others with a semi-automatic rifle. Police also discovered that the boy had killed his parents before the rampage.
1998 - In Miami, FL, five abortion clinics were hit by an butyric acid-attacker.

World News

Syria army takes back 70% of W city’
Press TV - The Syrian army has made advancements in al-Qusayr, taking back control of more than 70 percent of the strategic western city from foreign-sponsored militants.

Bizarre Video: Did Pope Perform “Exorcism”?
Paul Joseph Watson - A bizarre video has emerged of Pope Francis appearing to perform an exorcism on a man in St Peter’s Square.

Covert Israeli Forces Inside Syria Within Rebel Ranks? Israeli Military Vehicle Seized says Report
Global Research - According to SANA, quoting (unconfirmed) media source: “The seizure of an Israeli military vehicle which terrorists had been using in al-Qseir refutes the allegations made by Israel to justify its aggression on Syria and proves the scale of Israel’s military and intelligence involvements in the events in Syria.”

Iranian authorities hang two ‘spies’ convicted of working for U.S. and Israel
Daily Mail - Iranian authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel’s Mossad and the American CIA spy agency, according to the country’s state radio.

US drone attack kills 8 in Afghanistan
Press TV - At least eight people have been killed and several others severely injured in a strike by a US killer drone in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kapisa. The deadly attack took place in Tagab district of Kapisa Province in the country's east on Monday.

‘Like hardened criminals’: UK police sample DNA from 120,000 children in 2 years
RT - British police collected the DNA of more than 120,000 children in just two years, with a thousand of them aged 10 at the time of the swab. Most of the youngsters have committed no punishable crime, but their DNA data will be stored for years.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Why was a Sunday Times report on US government ties to al-Qaeda chief spiked?
Ceasefire Magazine - A whistleblower has revealed extraordinary information on the U.S. government’s support for international terrorist networks and organised crime. The government has denied the allegations yet gone to extraordinary lengths to silence her.

YouTube: Judge Napolitano To Shep: Rosen Committed 'No Crime,' 'Absolutely Protected By 1st Amendment'
5/20/13 - Appearing on Studio B this afternoon, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano took on the news of his colleague James Rosen having his personal emails obtained by the federal government as part of an investigation into whether he received secret information from an official source on North Korea.

VIDEO: Denver Cops Arrest Italian Shotgun Manufacturer as a Terrorist
Kurt Nimmo - Daniele Perazzi was arrested on Saturday after a cab driver turned him into police as a terrorist. The Perazzi Shotguns executive was taken into custody by Adams County Deputies outside of the Denver Merchandise Mart where the annual Colorado Gun Collectors Show was held over the weekend. The show is a noted venue for the finest collectors firearms in the world.

7 Things About The Mainstream Media That They Do Not Want You To Know
Economic Collapse - So why is the mainstream media so bad? The following are 7 things about the mainstream media that they do not want you to know...

Obama DOJ formally accuses journalist in leak case of committing crimes
Guardian - Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen had his emails read by the Obama DOJ, which accused him of being a co-conspirator in a criminal leak case.

Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG
Breitbart - The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson.

Ron Paul: Fix IRS by shutting it ‘once and for all’
Washington Times - The longtime GOP congressman writes that IRS agents in the 1930s were essentially “hit squads” against opponents of the New Deal, and that allegations of IRS abuse spanned the administrations of Presidents Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and George W. Bush.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 5/20/13: The IRS's Job Is To Violate Our Liberties
What do you expect when you target the President?" This is what an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent allegedly said to the head of a conservative organization that was being audited after calling for the impeachment of then-President Clinton....

VIDEO: RAND Doctor Argues Against Americans Owning Firearms for Self-defense
Kurt Nimmo - The RAND corporation has joined the government and liberal media campaign to deconstruct the Second Amendment and disarm Americans.

VIDEO: Activists Rally to Free Adam Kokesh
Paul Joseph Watson - As the video documenting Kokesh’s arrest proves, he was not smoking marijuana when he was snatched by cops nor did he resist arrest. Kokesh’s “crime” seems to amount to no more than exercising his right to free speech under the First Amendment.

Election News

Liberty Candidate Pat McGeehan Announces Support for Coal, Favors Eliminating the EPA
Huffington Post - Pat McGeehan, candidate for U.S. Senate from W.Va., announced today that he supports measures to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has waged a war on coal in West Virginia for the past ten years.... Pat McGeehan, an Air Force Academy Graduate and former State Delegate, described the EPA as “overreaching” and “unconstitutional.”


Jim Willie: Bullion Bank Run in Progress, Climax Coming! - “Hang on to your gold [and silver], don’t even watch the corrupt gold price, because I can guarantee you in the next several months, or a year or more, there will be NO COMEX GOLD PRICE. Because they will have no inventory; they will offer no more futures contracts, because the line up for lawsuits and prosecution will be so long…”

U.S. GOLD EXPORTS: Almost 130 Metric Tonnes During Jan-Feb 2013 - According to the USGS, the United States exported 129 metric tonnes of gold Jan-Feb, 2013. At this rate, total U.S. gold exports could reach 700-800 metric tonnes this year.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Live updates: Oklahoma City tornado: 91 feared dead
Guardian - Half-mile-long tornado hits Moore. At least 20 children among dead. Barack Obama declares major disaster. The Guardian picture desk has a rolling blog capturing the key pictures of the day.

VIDEO: Democratic Senator uses Okla. tornado for anti-GOP rant over global warming
Daily Caller - While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming.

VIDEO: Dozens of children feared dead after massive tornado strikes Oklahoma
RT - At least 51 casualties including children have been reported after a historic tornado swept through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, devastating hundreds of buildings including two schools. Meteorologists reported winds up to 200 miles per hour.

Senate passes water infrastructure bill
HoustonTomorrow - The Water Resources Development Act, the first law of its kind in six years, would authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with flood control efforts, port improvements, wetlands restoration and coastal storm protection. The $12.5 billion bill drew overwhelming support from Democrats and Republicans.
* Related Article: Senate Bill 601 Lacks Fiscal Responsibility

As Towns Say No, Signs Of Rising Resistance To Smart Meters
NY Times - In October, the City Council of this Central Texas town voted unanimously to purchase advanced electric meters, known as smart meters, for the city-owned electric utility. But some residents resisted, and the smart meter vote played a large role in last weekend’s recall of the city’s mayor and the electoral defeat of two council members.


Discover the seven most nutrient-dense foods on earth
(NaturalNews) The superfood tag is awarded to nutrient-dense foods, which pack more nutrients or antioxidants per bite than most other foods.

A little bit of thyme will do much more than just enhance the taste of your foods
(NaturalNews)The plant grows as a perennial and is more suited to a hot and sunny environment. It's definitely an excellent source of vitamin K, iron and manganese. Thyme can effectively assist in ridding the body of different toxic elements causing health conditions such as respiratory, digestive and acne problems.

Study: Deadly 'superbug' MRSA now being found at U.S. wastewater treatment plants
(NaturalNews) Using reclaimed water to irrigate lawns, parks, gardens, and various other types of landscaping is common in many communities across the U.S... But a new study headed by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Public Health suggests that this practice may no longer be safe, as antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are now being detected in both influent and effluent water samples at wastewater treatment plants nationwide.

Hospital Less Safe Than Home for Childbirth: Study
Gaia Health - Modern medicine has medicalized it, falsely claiming that it’s evidence-based. It is not, and a new Cochrane Collaboration Review clearly documents that fact. The medicalization of birth is doing untold harm to mothers and babies, intervening where none is needed and devastating his most significant of life’s events.

Misguided scientists declare all-natural amino acid compound in red meat to be 'bad for the heart'
(NaturalNews) The anti-meat segment of the mainstream scientific community has come out with yet another new study condemning meat as damaging to human health, this time claiming that an all-natural, amino acid-producing substance naturally found in red meat causes heart damage.

Homeopathic and herbal remedies: A disaster plan for emergency preparedness
(NaturalNews) To protect against a bioterrorism attack such as anthrax, plague or smallpox, perform a bioterrorism risk assessment to put in place an effective disaster plan for survival.

Los Angeles goes after Vegas hospital for dumping 1500 patients
RT - The city of Los Angeles is pursuing a criminal investigation of a psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas, which has allegedly put 1,500 patients on buses and sent them out of state over the past five years.

4 Ways to Support the Largest Organ of Detoxification: The Skin
Natural Society - Our skin is the largest organ we have that helps to detoxify our cells so that we can stay healthy. Here are a few important ways to help the skin detox.

The Importance of Blood Flow and the Symbolism of Circulating Blood
Natural Society - Circulating blood is what keeps our immune system healthy and our heart pumping. It literally gives life, so keep your blood healthy.

4 Natural Treatments and Prevention Tips for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Natural Society - Multiple sclerosis is a bit of a mystery, but rest assured - there are numerous lifestyle tips for preventing and treating multiple sclerosis naturally.

Surgeons now cutting out healthy prostate glands of men who carry BRCA gene
(NaturalNews) According to an IBtimes article, a British man is the first person to have had his prostate gland surgically removed because he carries the BRCA2 "breast cancer" gene that's related to the BRCA1 gene suddenly made famous by Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: 'Smart Rifle’ Guarantees 100% Long Range Accuracy, Begins Shipping To Gun Owners This Week
ABC News - The company, TrackingPoint, has said its “world’s first” long range Precision Guided Firearms (PGF) integrate precision hardware, digital optics, and tracking technology to deliver an unmatched shooting experience. The line of rifles starts at about $22,500 and each comes packaged with an iPad mini including the interactive TrackingPoint mobile app.

VIDEO: Robo Raven: New 3D-Printed Drone Mimics Nature
Activist Post - he latest drone to come out of development utilizes 3D-printed components to produce a first of its kind: independently flapping wings. So effective is its mimicry, that product developers documented Robo Raven being attacked by a real hawk in the promo video below from Maryland Robotics Center...

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: Activists Help Farmer Who Owes Over $80K After Losing Monsanto Patent Case
Activist Post - The desire to help Bowman comes from people not wanting his family to live under the burden of the looming debt. They want to show him that people will rally to help small farmers like him, that he hasn't lost his support and that Monsanto has an increasing "groundswell" of enemies. The campaign has already received over $5,000 dollars in 48 hours and continues until July 11.

Today in History - Monday -  May 20, 2013
1774 - Britain's Parliament passed the Coercive Acts to punish the American colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior
1775 - North Carolina became the first colony to declare its independence. This is the date that is on the George state flag even though the date of this event has been questioned.
1784 - The Peace of Versailles ended a war between France, England, and Holland.
1861 - North Carolina became the eleventh state to secede from the Union.
1861 - During the American Civil War, the capital of the Confederacy was moved from Montgomery, AL, to Richmond, VA.
1875 - The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was established.
1899 - Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to be arrested for speeding. The posted speed limit was 12 miles per hour.
1902 - The U.S. military occupation of Cuba ended.
1902 - Cuba gained its independence from Spain.
1916 - Norman Rockwell’s first cover on "The Saturday Evening Post" appeared.
1926 - The U.S. Congress passed the Air Commerce Act. The act gave the Department of Commerce the right to license pilots and planes.
1927 - Charles Lindbergh took off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit of St. Louis." The trip took 33 1/2 hours.
1932 - Amelia Earhart took off to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She became the first woman to achieve the feat.
1939 - The first regular air-passenger service across the Atlantic Ocean began with the take-off of the "Yankee Clipper" from Port Washington, New York.
1942 - Japan completed the conquest of Burma.
1969 - U.S. and South Vietnamese forces captured Apbia Mountain, which was referred to as Hamburger Hill.
1970 - 100,000 people marched in New York supporting U.S. policies in Vietnam.
1980 - The submarine Nautilus was designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
1985 - The FBI arrested U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer John Walker. Walker had begun spying for the Soviet Union in 1968.
1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope sent back its first photographs.
1999 - At Heritage High School in Conyers, GA, a 15-year-old student shot and injured six students. He then surrendered to an assistant principal at the school.

World News

Report: Assad preparing missile strike against Tel Aviv in case attacked again
Haaretz - The Syrian army is deploying advanced surface-to-surface missiles aiming at Israel in the aftermath of the alleged Israeli strikes, The Sunday Times reports.

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda’s Syrian wing takes over the oilfields once belonging to Assad
The Telegraph - Al-Qaeda's Syrian wing is helping to finance its activities by selling the product of oilfields that once helped to prop up the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Militants from 29 states in Syria: Assad
Press TV - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says militants from 29 different countries are now fighting against the government in different parts of the country.

US drone in Yemen kills four
Press TV - The officials said the attack took place around dawn in an area called Deyqa in Abyan province. Officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to brief the media, according to AP.

Gunmen raid military posts in Benghazi
Press TV - Libyan military sources say unknown heavily-armed assailants have attacked at least three army posts in the troubled eastern city of Benghazi.

Powerful blast hits northern Afghanistan
Press TV - The Taliban militants have recently announced the start of their annual "spring offensive" against US-led and Afghan forces, vowing a new wave of attacks across Afghanistan.

North Korea Test Fires Four Missiles Off Coast Over Weekend
Bloomberg - North Korea fired four short-range missiles over the weekend as it showcased its military ambitions in defiance of international sanctions and diplomatic efforts to convince the totalitarian state to return to talks.

Iraq violence: Dozens killed in blasts targeting Sunnis
BBC - More than 60 people have been killed and dozens hurt in several bomb attacks apparently targeting Sunnis, in Iraq’s worst day of violence for months.

‘France to buy drones from US, Israel’
Press TV - French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says his country is in talks with the Unites States and Israel to purchase surveillance drones in a bid to enhance its military capabilities.

UK MPs set to pocket a £10k pay rise
Press TV - British Members of Parliament (MPs) have been prepared for a dramatic future pay rise of around £10,000 in a move that could spark public anger.

Fukushima ; Rice planted in former no-go zone
Japan Times - It is the first time since the March 2011 core meltdowns that rice intended for sale has been planted in any former hot zone within 20 km of the power plant.... Miyakojimachi was reclassified in April 2012 as an area where evacuation orders might be lifted. Residents can enter without permission during the daytime but aren’t allowed to stay overnight.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

National Scout Jamboree 2013 False Flag Insider Warning. Nevada Governor 2014 David Lory VanDerBeek
Gov. David Lory VanDerBeek - Let me be clear, my objective in sharing prior knowledge of a mass casualty terror drill is to prevent criminal elements in the government from taking this drill live at the jamboree. I want the good people in government to feel confident in maintaining accountability over one another. As an Eagle scout myself, I want the scouts to have a great jamboree.

VIDEO: Reality Check: FOX19 Uncovers 5th Local IRS Worker Allegedly Connected To Scandal
Liberty Crier - FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people may be the first Cincinnati Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.

A video released Sunday is raising serious questions about government motivations to silence major pro-gun voices in this country
Truth Stream Media 5/19/13 - The video clearly shows what appears to be another activist putting something into Adam’s back pocket as the cops are dragging them away. This man has reportedly been identified as Don Dezarn, a Libertarian running for New Jersey Senate who was also arrested at the event.
* Related Article/Video: Adam Kokesh Arrested At Pro-Marijuana Rally...

Effective Immediately: All Semi-Automatic Pistols Sold In California to Require “Micro Stamp” Ballistic Identification
Mac Slavo - In a controversial move that some believe will essentially lead to a de facto ban on semi-automatic handguns, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that, effective immediately, all new semi-automatic firearms sold in the State of California will require a unique microstamp on every shell ejected when a gun is fired.

VIDEO: Ron Paul’s Podcast Nation #12 ~ IRS Targets
Liberty Crier - Right after President Obama told students in Ohio NOT to listen to those who say ‘government tyranny is right around the corner’ we learn about the IRS targeting opponents of big government and the Justice Department seizing reporters phone records without warrants.

‘Monsanto Protection Act 2.0′ Would Ban GMO-Labeling Laws At State Level - An amendment inserted into the 2013 Farm Bill passed by the House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee Wednesday would revoke the ability of individual states’ lawmakers to pass GMO-labeling laws, food advocates warn.

Terrorists given new identities allowed to board commercial flights, watchdog finds
Washington Post - An investigation of the Justice Department’s witness protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities after cooperating with U.S. prosecutors to board commercial flights in the United States.

VIDEO: The Scathing Speech That Just Got a Standing Ovation During the IRS Hearing
The Blaze - The gallery at the House Ways and Means Committee Friday had to be called to order after it burst into applause and some gave a standing ovation following an impassioned diatribe against the IRS by Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Mike Kelly.

VIDEO: IRS officials want to hear your prayers, really - In a stunning and sadly comic moment, IRS commissioner Steven Miller was unable to answer whether it was appropriate for the IRS to demand the contents of a conservative group’s prayers. Rep. Aaron Schock also revealed that the pro-life group had been asked if they do education on “both sides of the issue.”

VIDEO: IRS Scandal: A Managerial Problem
Kurt Nimmo - According to Salon, there was no political motive behind the IRS move to target patriot groups. Instead, the scandal is about “much confusion, poor training, unclear directives and what seems to be pretty lousy, or, at least, extremely ineffective management.”

HEROES: List Of 54 Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control Legislation - The Independence Institute, along with 54 of Colorado’s County Sheriffs, has filed suit against the extreme gun control legislation pushed through the legislature this year by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s lobbyist.
* Related Video: Press Conference: 54 Colorado Sheriffs File Suit...

VIDEO: Urgent Message from Ron Paul: Stop the National ID Card system in ‘Gang of 8′ bill - In a video created by Paul’s nonprofit, Campaign for Liberty, Paul claims the ‘Gang of Eight’ senators are “working with President Obama to sneak this massive National ID power grab into a new ‘immigration reform’ law that’s being used as a cover for all sorts of statist madness.”


The dollar – and the USA – is toast
Exclusive: Lord Monckton sees China prepping for final collapse of America. The once-mighty United States is now the most indebted nation on Earth.

Silver Smashed 10% on Globex Open, Tests $20 - Precisely as we warned listeners on this week’s SD Metals & Markets, silver was greeted with an epic waterfall smash on Sunday’s Globex, plunging 10% to just over $20/oz moments after the open.

Budget conferees vote not to fund DPS fusion center - In a surprising move, Texas House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to wipe out funding for the Department of Public Safety’s fusion center, part of a nationwide intelligence gathering initiative that has generated controversy in Washington.

Economic insanity: Obama spends $11 million to create each 'green' job
(NaturalNews) There has been nothing you could call "successful" about President Obama's so-called "green energy" initiatives, but the worst thing of all is the billions in taxpayer dollars he has utterly wasted on failed companies who were trying to push unproven, and ultimately failed, initiatives.

Veteran News

VA Whistleblower Ignites Firestorm Over Vets' Illnesses - Epidemiologist says VA hid and manipulated data regarding burn pits and Gulf War syndrome. Read More...

Sex assault victims labeled as mentally ill and forced out
Press TV - Accounts from members in every branch of the military show that those who disclose a sexual assault face commanders who often disregard their reports and send them to uniformed counselors, who subsequently find them to be mentally unfit for duty, a seven-month San Antonio Express-News investigation shows.

Former US drone pilot quits, regretting bombing innocents, including children
Press TV - A former US assassination drone pilot says he quit the force after feeling “numb” about seeing a child and other civilians blown away in his remote bombing of targets in Afghanistan and realizing he has unconsciously developed a desire to kill.

How the IRS Launders Veterans Disability Checks
Kevin E. Lake - The IRS has mastered the art of breaking their own laws, one case in particular; using banks to launder and then steal disabled veterans' disability checks.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Buyout delays have Bayou Corne residents outraged
NBC33 - People living in Bayou Corne have had enough of waiting to be bought out. They say Texas Brine is wasting time and not giving any one an offer.

‘Environmental genocide’: Native Americans quit talks over Keystone XL pipeline
RT - Native Americans are opposed to the 1,179-mile (1,897km) Keystone XL project - a system to transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in Texas - for various reasons, including potential irreversible damage to sacred sites, pollution, and water contamination.


Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis
Green Med Info - Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body's magnesium is stored in the blood. Most doctors and laboratories don't even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don't know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium.

Six easy ways to sweeten food without using refined sugar or artificial sweeteners
NaturalNews) Sugar is everywhere. And if you have a sweet tooth, it can be quite difficult to avoid it in one of its many refined forms, as it is added to all sorts of processed foods. But not all sugar is bad, and there are many ways to sweeten food without going over the edge, and sometimes without even having to use sugar or a sugar substitute.

Mango, the new diabetes and cancer buster
Research recently presented at a meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), for instance, revealed that eating mangoes every day can help moderate and even lower blood sugar levels, despite their natural sugar content. This is good news for people with type 2 diabetes who may benefit from consuming mangoes regularly as part of a low-sugar diet.

VIDEO: Vermont To Legalize Assisted Suicide
Liberty Crier - Vermont is on its way to become the third state in the nation to allow doctor-assisted suicide after its legislature passed a bill which permits doctors to write prescriptions of lethal drugs for fatally ill patients. RT’s Margaret Howell has the details.

How to Prevent Gallstones Naturally Through Food and Diet
Natural Society - Things like leafy green vegetables, fruit, and beans offer some of the best fiber sources. However, opinions diverge on the role of fats in the development of gallstones. Other research suggests that healthy fats like those found in vegetables like avocados or coconut oil could actually help ward off gallstones.... And finally, as if turmeric needs any more good publicity, studies have linked this curry-spice to a healthy gallbladder by improving the solubility of bile.

VIDEO: Warning as deadly giant snails that can kill by spreading meningitis are found in Texas
Daily Mail - Giant African land snails are making their way into Houston, Texas, and residents are being warned that the over-sized creatures are dangerous to touch because they may carry meningitis.

Science & Technology

Cell phone users ‘have no legitimate expectation of privacy’ – judge
RT - A federal judge recently ruled that if someone has their cell phone turned on, their location data does not deserve protection under the Fourth Amendment, meaning law enforcement can track individuals without a search warrant.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Monsanto Protection Act May Soon Be Repealed Thanks to Activism
Anthony Gucciardi - The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later this month. Now a United States Senator is expected to try and repeal that law after mounting pressure.

Industrial Hemp Action Alert : Phone Calls Needed in 48 States by Monday Morning!
Daily Paul - On Monday May 20th, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is planning to introduce a hemp amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill. Because both of our Kentucky Senators have already pledged to support this issue, I'm reaching out and asking for your help around the nation!

Today in History - Friday -  May 17, 2013
1756 - Britain declared war on France, beginning the French and Indian War.
1792 - The New York Stock Exchange was founded at 70 Wall Street by 24 brokers.
1875 - The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, KY.
1940 - Germany occupied Brussels, Belgium and began the invasion of France.
1973 - The U.S. Senate Watergate Committee began its hearings.
1980 - Rioting erupted in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie. Eight people were killed in the rioting.
1987 - An Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 American sailors. Iraq and the U.S. called the attack a mistake.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton signed a measure requiring neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in. Megan's Law was named for 7-year-old Megan Kanka, who was raped and killed in 1994.
2000 - Thomas E. Blanton Jr. and David Luker surrendered to police in Birmingham, AL. The two former Ku Klux Klan members were arrested on charges from the bombing of a church in 1963 that killed four young black girls.
2000 - Austria, the U.S. and six other countries agreed on the broad outline of a plan that would compensate Nazi-Era forced labor.
2000 - It was announced that Terra Networks SA and Lycos would be merging with the new name to be Terra Lycos. Terra made the deal happen with the purchase of $12.5 billion in stock.
2001 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp based on Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip.
2006 - The U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany was sunk about 24 miles off Pensacola Beach. It was the first vessel sunk under a Navy program to dispose of old warships by turning them into diving attractions. It was the largest man-made reef at the time of the sinking.
2007 - Trains crossed the border dividing North and South Korea for the first time since 1953.

World News

Russian warships enter Mediterranean to form permanent task force
RT - Warships from Russia’s Pacific Fleet have entered the Mediterranean for the first time in decades. Russia’s Navy Chief says the task force may be reinforced with nuclear submarines, as the country starts building up a permanent fleet in the region.

Unmoved by Israel, Russia will send top air-defense system to Assad - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly warned Russian President Vladimir Putin in an emergency face-to-face meeting on Tuesday that Moscow’s sale of the S-300 missile defense system to Assad could push the Middle East into war.

Rebels film execution of 11 Syrian soldiers, as Obama continues anti-Assad rhetoric
RT - As a new video is published showing fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front in Syria executing 11 men they say are Bashar Assad’s soldiers, Obama talks to Turkey’s Erdogan, renewing threats of action against the Syrian government.

US moving 200 Marines to Sicily for Libya protection
Telegraph - Italy has announced the United States was transferring 200 marines and two planes to its base at Sigonella in Sicily to deploy in Libya in case US diplomats come under attack as they did last year.

From Petrodollar To Petrogold: The US Is Now Trying To Cut Off Iran's Access To Gold
Zero Hedge - The US is moving to broaden its 'blockade' efforts of Iran to the movement of pure gold into the Islamic Republic. The US-led embargo of Iranian crude succeeded in slowing the flow of petrodollars into the nation but as Foreign Affairs committee chairman Edward Cohen remarked, there is "no question that there is gold going from Turkey to Iran."

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Pentagon plans to fight ‘War on Terror’ for another 20 years
RT - Speaking to the Senate Armed Services early Thursday, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Michael Sheehan said the Pentagon has no plans to pull out of its almost 12-year-old war overseas. When asked for his take on how long the war on terror could go on for, Sheehan told lawmakers, “At least 10 to 20 years.”

House Votes to Fully Repeal Obamacare for Third Time
ABC News - The House of Representatives voted today to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act, 229-195. This was the third vote for full repeal, and the 37th overall vote the House has taken to disrupt, dismantle, defund or repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office
ABC News - Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.

VIDEO: Bachmann: Every weekend people tell me they want Obama impeached
Press TV - Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told a crowd at a tea party rally that she's asked every weekend why Congress isn't working to impeach President Barack Obama.

Emails show the then CIA-chief David Petraeus objected to Obama administration's version of Benghazi terror attack events
Daily Mail - The White House on Wednesday released 100 pages of emails detailing discussion inside the administration over last year's deadly attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Among the details, the documents show that then-CIA Director David Petraeus objected to the final version that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used five days after the assault.

YouTube: Sen. Paul Appears on Fox's America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer- 5/16/2013
Sen. Paul appears on America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer to discuss the Benghazi attacks.
* Related Video: Rand Paul on CNN...

VIDEO: McConnell: IRS Can’t Be Trusted to Implement Obamacare - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells Newsmax TV that the current scandal facing the Internal Revenue Service proves that the agency cannot be trusted to implement Obamacare.

VIDEO: Reality Check – IRS and AP – Obama Administration Under Fire
Liberty Crier - Ben Swann Reality Check. To call it a rough week for the Obama Administration might be an understatement.

VIDEO: Police Department Forced To Borrow Ammo From Local Resident
Steve Watson - In Proctor, Minnesota, the police chief has become so exasperated with trying to find a supplier that he issued a request to members of the public for help meeting the department’s ammo needs.

D.C. Moves to Force Gun Owners to Buy Prohibitive Liability Insurance
Kurt Nimmo - California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania have also proposed forcing gun owners to buy liability insurance. Democrat City Council member Mary Cheh proposed the law. It requires residents purchase at least $250,000 in insurance coverage before city government would consider applications to register a firearm.

Arizona Man Winds Up Jailed, Unemployed and Homeless After Photographing Courthouse
PINAC - Raymond Michael Rodden was bored this week, so he drove to downtown Phoenix and began walking around, snapping photos of the federal courthouse and the state capitol with his iPhone.


VIDEO: Debate: Why the Internet Tax Bill is Bad for the Economy
Activist Post - Reps. Ron DeSantis (FL-6), Thomas Massie (KY-4) participate in a special order floor speech against the National Internet Tax Mandate, the so-called "Marketplace Fairness Act," H.R. 684 and S. 743.

Senate Subcommittee Investigating Apple’s Offshore Tax Practices - In lieu of the recent IRS scandal it might seem a little like a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Nevertheless, it looks like Apple CEO Tim Cook will be appearing in front of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on Tuesday, May 21, to explain why the company is borrowing money to pay investors when they have $102 billion in offshore funds.

Controlling the Beginning Stages of Hyperinflation by Manipulating the Precious Metals - The tactic by the Fed and Central Banks is to inflate the stock markets while manipulating the price of gold and silver lower. This achieves two goals: 1) it reassures the public’s faith by pumping up stock prices while the economic indicators continue to deteriorate and 2) it elevates the dollar while it destroys market sentiment in the precious metals.

10 Amazing Charts That Demonstrate The Slow, Agonizing Death Of The American Worker
Economic Collapse - The middle class American worker is in danger of becoming an endangered species.

Veteran News

Army Regulation 40-562 - Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis
Describes role for the Military Vaccine Office, Describes standards for military immunization delivery, including quality improvement mechanisms, Establishes that electronic immunization tracking systems are the preferred record for immunization data
Provides guidance on managing Service personnel who lose immunization records, Describes a procedure for dispersing immunization during initial military training into 2 clusters, the first to reduce imminent risk of contagious disease in settings of intimate or household contact and the second for other vaccine-preventable diseases and more!!

Energy & Environment

BP blasts US judge in fight against compensation claims
RT - Oil giant BP has petitioned a US court regarding the company’s payouts stemming from its 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a judge of allowing “absurd” compensation claims and a “raid on its coffers.” BP wants to halt payouts, amounting to millions of dollars, in what it calls “spurious” compensation claims to victims of the spill.

Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant Shut Down After Crack Discovered
WITN - A nuclear power plant which is 20 miles south of Raleigh has been shut down after a crack and corrosion was found in the reactor vessel.... The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the quarter inch crack was not all the way through the reactor wall and there's no indication any radioactive material escaped.


Intermittent Fasting Shown to Improve Diabetes and Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
Dr. Mercola - A new review evaluating intermittent fasting found that overweight or obese individuals with type 2 diabetes who fast on consecutive or alternate days lost more weight while also experiencing enhanced cardiovascular health benefits.

Eight foods that can make or break your sleep
(NaturalNews) It is a common "fact" that people who drink coffee before they sleep will find it hard to actually fall asleep, but drinking milk will help people to fall asleep a lot faster.

Six exotic smoothie recipes from around the world
(NaturalNews) As we pass through spring and go into summer, health oriented foodies can focus on smoothie delights for refreshingly healthy beverages.

Lack of CoQ10 in blood causes serious illness says study
(NaturalNews) A recent study at Harvard Medical School, recorded April 22, 2013 in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), provided an association with low blood level CoQ10 to critical illness.

Cancer drug linked to flesh-eating disease
(NaturalNews) Health Canada has issued warnings to the general public and to healthcare professionals that the cancer treatment drug Avastin has been linked to necrotizing fasciitis, an infection commonly known as flesh-eating disease.

Compound in Grapes Found to Reverse Kidney Disease
Natural Society - The study, published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, is the first of its kind to link grape seed and skin extracts (GSSEs) to the treatment of high-fat-diet-induced kidney disease.

The Goodness of Coconut Water For Replenishment and Weight Loss - Just like its oil, coconut water has many health benefits including electrolyte replenishment and weight loss. This 'nut' is packed with anti-aging properties and has the right number of calories to keep you going.

Still Eat Conventional Meat or Poultry? Preservatives, Antimicrobials, Antifungals, and Viral Sprays Saturate Factory Farmed Sources - 70 percent of all beef and chicken sold in the United States, Canada, UK and Australia and many other countries contain a growing number of preservatives, meat glues, and antibacterial/antifungal/antiviral sprays. They also are commonly treated with carbon dioxide gas injections to make meat appear more fresh than it actually is.

The Sitting Sickness: Is It Silently Killing You?
Green Med Info - Regardless of the amount of exercise one performs, the level of aerobic fitness one exhibits, or whether a person is thin or overweight, stillness still kills[5]. Apparent health and leading an otherwise healthy lifestyle does not compensate for extended periods of sitting around, and we Americans do a great deal of sitting around.

Science & Technology

New spectre of cloned babies: Scientists create embryos in lab that 'could grow to full term'
Daily Mail - The prospect of cloned babies has moved a step closer after scientists extracted stem cells from human embryos created in a laboratory. The breakthrough could lead to customised cells to help treat and even cure a range of diseases, from Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis.

CIA-connected SAIC Awarded Government “Cyber Security” Contract
Kurt Nimmo - A technologically advanced Stasi apparatus is designed for 24/7 surveillance of political enemies, not hackers in Eastern Europe. The police state brain trust – connected at the hip to the CIA – has merged with Homeland Security.

Google ‘Knows When You’re Home’
Paul Joseph Watson - Google has devised yet another ingenious way of convincing people to hand over their real-time location data, by offering location specific “reminders” as part of its Google Now feature.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Colony Collapse Disorder Is a Fraud: Pesticides Cause Bee Die-Offs
Activist Post - Isn't it interesting that a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, Bayer, also makes a product that is a poison by design? Bayer is not an exception. Many, if not most, do business in both arenas.... Here's a list of corporations.. Disease mongering is a well-worn technique used by Big Pharma to create new diseases—define, name, and make household terms—for the purpose of selling chemicals called drugs. The same technique has been used to cloak massive bee die-offs with an air of mystery.

Today in History - Thursday -  May 16, 2013
1866 - The U.S. Congress authorized the first 5-cent piece to be minted.
1868 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during the Senate impeachment, by one vote.
1888 - The capitol of Texas was dedicated in Austin.
1910 - The U.S. Bureau of Mines was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1914 - The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (AHPA) was formed in Kansas City, Kansas.
1920 - Joan of Arc was canonized in Rome.
1929 - The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood.
1960 - A Big Four summit in Paris collapsed due to the American U-2 spy plane incident.
1969 - Venus 5, a Russian spacecraft, landed on the planet Venus.
1971 - U.S. postage for a one-ounce first class stamp was increased from 6 to 8 cents.
1987 - The Bobro 400 set sail from New York Harbor with 3,200 tons of garbage. The barge travelled 6,000 miles in search of a place to dump its load. It returned to New York Harbor after 8 weeks with the same load.
1988 - A report released by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop declared that nicotine was addictive in similar was as heroin and cocaine.
1988 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police do not have to have a search warrant to search discarded garbage.
1991 - Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
1992 - The Endeavour space shuttle landed safely after its maiden voyage.
2000 - U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was nominated to run for U.S. Senator in New York. She was the first U.S. first lady to run for public office.
2003 - Adam Rich was placed on three years probation after he pled no contest to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was also ordered to take part in a 60-day treatment program and pay about $1,200 in fines.
2005 - Sony Corp. unveiled three styles of its new PlayStation 3 video game machine.

World News

Counterproductive': UN General Assembly votes to condemn Assad's forces in Syria war
RT - The UN General Assembly voted to pass an Arab-backed draft resolution that strongly condemns the Assad government and embraces the political viability of the Syrian National Coalition. Russia’s UN envoy characterized the resolution as “counterproductive.”

KBR Tells U.S. Army it will Cost $500 Million and Take 13 Years to Close out Its Iraq Contract - The recipient of the largest government services contract in U.S. history has told military officials it will take another 13 years and half a billion dollars to finish off its work stemming from the Iraq war.

Spanish Minister of Economy Confirmed For Bilderberg 2013
Jurriaan Maessen - Another elected official is confirmed for Bilderberg 2013, this time the spanish Minister of Economy and Competitiveness and former Lehman Brothers advisor, Luis de Guindos. The minister will be attending at the request of Bilderberg’s Spanish steering committee member Juan Luis Cebrián.

VIDEO: CEO sentenced to death with immediate execution for financial fraud of 640 million yuan - In the morning of May 15, Wenzhou Intermediate People's Court of Wenzhou Xin Investment Consulting Co., Ltd. Executive Director and General Manager Lin (female, 39 years old, Wenzhou Ruian) financial fraud case first instance verdict,

Israel Hints at New Strikes, Warning Syria Not to Hit Back
NY Times - In a clear warning to Syria to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to Islamic militants in the region, a senior Israeli official signaled on Wednesday that Israel was considering additional military strikes to prevent that from happening and that the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, would face crippling consequences if he retaliated.

Anti-Syria UN resolution to intensify extremists’ crimes: Iran
Press TV - On Wednesday, the UN General Assembly approved an Arab-backed nonbinding resolution against Syria by a vote of 107-12, with 59 abstentions. Brazil, South Africa, India, and Indonesia were among the 59 countries that abstained.

US obstructing global disarmament: Iran
Press TV - Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi says the United States’ opposition and lack of commitment to various international disarmament conventions are obstacles to advancing the issue of global disarmament.

Bomb hits convoy of foreign forces in Kabul, 5 US soldiers killed
Press TV - Five US soldiers have been killed in a bomb blast that hit a convoy of vehicles transporting foreign forces in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Press TV reports.

CAR slid into anarchy, UN envoy says
Press TV - The Central African Republic (CAR) has slid into "a state of anarchy," with massive unrest and large-scale displacement across the country, a UN envoy says.

Britain hit by SNOW as 65mph winds sweep across the country and a month's worth of rain falls in just 24 hours
Daily Mail - Villagers woke yesterday to discover two inches of snow in rural Shropshire, while blizzards caught walkers and cyclists by surprise on the Cumbrian Pennines.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Something is rotten in the Denver airport (13 Photos) - Hints that the Denver airport is hiding something big are everywhere. Visitors to the Denver Airport will immediately notice a number of mysterious masonic symbols and murals clearly depicting the end of the word. They're hard to miss. Many believe these murals hold a deeper meaning which can be gleaned by the initiated of the New World Order and Freemasons. Let's have a look.

VIDEO: AP Waited A Week To Publicize Telephone Probe - The hole just keeps getting deeper and deeper. Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee today, Attorney General Eric Holder repeatedly played the old “I was recused” card.

Obama fires acting IRS commissioner as pressure grows
Daily Mail - President Barack Obama has thrown his acting IRS commissioner overboard, making Steven Miller the highest-ranking political casualty thus far in a series of scandals that have swept his administration in recent weeks.

IRS Gave Preferential Treatment to Liberal Nonprofits
Kurt Nimmo - The IRS doled out nonprofit status to dozens of leftist organizations while leaving tea party and constitutionalist groups in the dust, according to USA Today.

IRS exec got $42k in bonuses in three years
Washington Examiner - Lois Lerner, the senior executive in charge of the IRS tax exemption department and the federal employee at the center of the exploding scandal over the IRS targeting of conservative, evangelical and pro-Israel non-profits, was given $42,531 in bonuses between 2009 and 2011.

House Bill Calls for IRS Hiring Freeze
Kurt Nimmo - Greta Van Susteren reports today that Republican Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia has introduced legislation to impose a hiring freeze on the federal taxation agency. The bill is aimed at preventing the feds from using the IRS to implement Obamacare.

Authorities hunting for nuclear gauge lost in West Virginia
RT - A portable gauge containing dangerous radioactive material fell off the back of a truck in West Virginia, and officials are offering a reward for the missing device.

What Are These Weird Street Signs Being Installed in Las Vegas?
Paul Joseph Watson - Strange new street signs being installed across Las Vegas are prompting suspicions from concerned readers, one of whom sent us the following images. Are these new signs part of the nationwide ‘Intellistreets’ rollout of so-called “smart” hubs that eavesdrop on conversations?

VIDEO: TSA Now Confiscating Pressure Cookers?
Steve Watson - Two different reports in the last week have suggested that the TSA has confiscated pressure cookers from people traveling through airports.

VIDEO: Seatbelt Laws Can Be Deadly - That’s what happened to Deland, Florida resident Marlon Brown about a week ago. Brown was killed – run over – by Deland Police Officer James Harris, who pursued him with his squad car after Brown tried to run away on foot after being stopped over a seatbelt violation.

Lies, Lies, and More Lies - Your Government in Action
Activist Post - Great video breakdown of Benghazi, IRS and AP scandals revealing Obama's culture of corruption.

Election News

VIDEO: Prop C, LA Measure To Overturn Citizens United, Will Be Voted On By Angelenos Next Week
Huffington Post - When Angelenos go to the polls next week to choose the next mayor of Los Angeles, they will be the largest electorate to vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.


Latest Waterfall Sends Gold & Silver to $1300 & $22 Handles! - Once again after trading in a tight consolidation range throughout the Asian and London sessions, gold and silver have just been greeted with a vertical Demon Drop Waterfall smash, sending gold back to a $1300 handle, and silver to $22.41. A re-test of the correction lows of $22.005 and $1320 appears imminent.

JP Morgan Eligible Gold Inventories Fall Another 14%! - JP Morgan drops another 22,759 oz of gold (14%) from their Eligible Inventories. They now only have a mere 137,377 oz available in their Eligible Category! Furthermore, 32,049 oz of gold were withdrawn from Scotia Mocatta’s Eligible inventories, now reducing the total gold in the Comex vaults below 8 million oz.

House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program
Yahoo News - The House bill would cut about $2.5 billion a year - or a little more than 3 percent - from the food stamp program, which is used by 1 in 7 Americans.

Veteran News

Pregnant Mom Of 4 Sentenced To Prison For Refusing To Serve In Iraq
Private First Class Kimberly Rivera, mother of four children and pregnant with a fifth, was sentenced on April 29 to 14 months imprisonment, which was lowered to 10 months based on a plea agreement.
After serving a tour of duty in Iraq in 2006, she found herself unable to return.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Six killed, scores injured as tornado sweeps through north Texas
RT - Officials in northern Texas say that a massive tornado that ripped through Texas has led to at least six fatalities. Fourteen people have been declared missing. Authorities also indicated that at least 28 people had been injured and were receiving treatment at a local hospital.


The IRS is facing a lawsuit after stealing 60 million medical records from 10 million patients
Gateway Pundit - The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.

Obamacare to penalize nearly half-million of Native Americans - Native Americans are entitled to free and subsidized medical care at some federally-funded health clinics, but ‘Obamacare’ will soon force many of them to buy insurance or else face hefty fines if they are not “Indian enough”.

Carcinogenic Parabens Contaminating U.S. Food Supply
Green Med Info - A new groundbreaking study from New York State researchers has determined that the U.S. food supply is contaminated with significant levels of parabens - now suspected in breast cancer and other endocrine-related disorders.

Amazing Ashwagandha: The Plant for Stress Reduction, Cancer Prevention, & More
Natural Society - Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, is an amazingly beneficial plant used for centuries to combat stress, prevent cancer, and as a relaxant.

Smoking Marijuana Significantly Effective at Treating Crohn's Disease: Government Study
Activist Post - A study published earlier this month on the government's website National Institute of Health found that marijuana has "significant benefits" for treating Crohn's Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin Found to Reduce Stress, Bring Peace to Relationships
Natural Society - TIn study conducted at the University of Zurich, the ‘love’ hormone otherwise known as oxytocin was shown to lower the ‘stress’ hormone cortisol and regulate interpersonal relationships in a positive way. In both romantic relationships and more professional partnerships, oxytocin can help to build trust and intimacy.

VIDEO: Join 110 World-Renowned Teachers in this FREE Online Event as They Guide You Step-by-Step to Improve All Areas of Your Life!
The Hay House World Summit will bring together 110 hour-long conversations with world-renowned experts from the personal-growth field to share with you the practical, applicable ways in which they incorporate their teachings in their own lives... For 10 consecutive days you’ll be able to learn from our incredible teachers on a variety of topics that are truly life changing.

ANH-USA Uncovers Suspicious Activity by State Dietetic and Health Boards
ANH - Our exclusive report reveals government surveillance, what appear to be undercover sting operations, and investigations into the alleged crime of “practicing nutrition without a license.”

Health is directly linked to the gut: Eleven things that destroy the benefical probiotic bacteria living inside us
(NaturalNews) More and more data is piling up all the time about the importance of maintaining probiotic "good" bacteria in our bodies as we strive for vibrant, holistic health.

“Secret Weapon” in Carrots Reduces Risk of Cancerous ‘Full Scale Tumors’ by 1/3
Natural Society - Known as falcarinol, this secret weapon acts to protect carrots from fungal disease. It’s a natural defense mechanism for the vegetable, and when eaten, it becomes a natural defense mechanism against cancer.

Omega-3 fats demonstrate ability to slow or stop breast cancer proliferation
(NaturalNews) Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of the disease that is typically unresponsive to many natural treatments due to its invasive manner of proliferation. New research is now providing solid evidence that the long-chain omega-3 fats, DHA and EPA, can provide an effective shield against this insidious form of breast cancer.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: Genetically Modified Sheep Glow-in-the-Dark
Green Med Info - Biotech corporations are clearly running amok. The latest act in their genetically modified freakshow: the GMO glow-in-the-dark sheep! Recently, Uruguay's Institute of Animal Reproduction unveiled the world's first glow-in-the-dark sheep with the help of genetic modification.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Feds delay approval of new Monsanto crops over environmental concerns
RT - Biotech giant Monsanto faced a surprising setback after federal authorities refused to approve a new generation of genetically-engineered crops that could survive an unprecedented use of herbicides.

Today in History - Wednesday -  May 15, 2013
1702 - The War of Spanish Succession began.
1768 - Under the Treaty of Versailles, France purchased Corsica from Genoa.
1849 - Neapolitan troops entered Palermo, and were in possession of Sicily.
1862 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1911 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1916 - U.S. Marines landed in Santo Domingo to quell civil disorder.
1918 - Regular airmail service between New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, began under the direction of the Post Office Department, which later became the U.S. Postal Service.
1940 - Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S.
1942 - Gasoline rationing began in the U.S. The limit was 3 gallons a week for nonessential vehicles.
1948 - Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon only hours after declaring its independence.
1957 - Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean.
1958 - Sputnik III, the first space laboratory, was launched in the Soviet Union.
1963 - The last Project Mercury space flight was launched.
1970 - U.S. President Nixon appointed America's first two female generals.
1972 - Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, MD while campaigning for the U.S. presidency. Wallace was paralyzed by the shot.
1975 - The merchant ship U.S. Mayaguez was recaptured from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
1980 - The first transcontinental balloon crossing of the United States took place.
1988 - The Soviet Union began their withdrawal of its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan. Soviet forces had been there for more than eight years.
1997 - The Space shuttle Atlantis blasted off to deliver urgently needed repair equipment and a fresh American astronaut to Russia's orbiting Mir station.
1999 - The Russian parliament was unable a attain enough votes to impeach President Boris Yeltsin.

World News

US building military base near Iran
Press TV - Press TV’s correspondent in Afghanistan says the base is being built in an area known as Chahlang in Farah province. The site of the construction is three kilometers from the Iranian border.

Netanyahu visits Putin in bid to sway Russia on Syria
AFP - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to warn Moscow against sending arms to Syria as alarm grows over the spiralling death toll in the conflict.

Syrian Rebel Eats Soldier's Heart: Paid For By The U.S. Taxpayer
Activist Post - In a shocking video that has recently emerged out of Syria, Syrian “rebel” leader Abu Sakkar is seen cutting out the heart of a Syrian soldier and then biting it for the camera to see. Shortly before biting the man’s heart, Sakkar states to the camera “I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers.”

Germany to investigate Western pharm companies over ‘human guinea pig’ drug trials
RT - German authorities are planning to launch an investigation into tens of thousands of patients in former East Germany who were allegedly used for drug trials without their consent “as guinea pigs,” after a media report sparked a wave of outrage.

US won’t attend Iran-led UN disarmament councils
Press TV - The Obama Administration has announced that they will no longer allow their ambassador to attend UN Conference on Disarmament meetings because the rotating chairman position has passed to Iran.

ICC investigating attack on Gaza flotilla
Press TV - The International Criminal Court says it has launched a preliminary investigation into Israel's deadly attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in 2010 to see if war crimes or crimes against humanity had been committed.

Canada Contributes to Illegal Occupation of Palestine - While the Harper Conservative government has loudly proclaimed its close ties to Israel, most Canadians would be surprised to learn the Tories have decided to make the two countries blood brothers. In the international affairs equivalent of a Mafia initiation ceremony Canada has sworn undying loyalty and to be a faithful soldier in Israel’s cause.

Leaving Afghanistan to cost US $7bn
Press TV - The U.S. military never does anything cheap, and that includes withdrawing troops. Officials had been reporting vaguely about the costs of Afghan withdrawal rising, and analysts now say it could cost in excess of $7 billion.

BP, Shell London headquarters raided over oil price rigging allegations
Press TV - Two of Britain’s biggest oil companies British Petroleum (BP) and Royal Dutch Shell have been raided by European regulators over allegations of manipulating the oil price since 2002.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: AP probe: White House claims no knowledge, Justice Dept defends actions
RT - The White House has denied any prior knowledge of the Justice Department’s investigation of the Associated Press. US Attorney General has defended the probe, saying the “aggressive action” was in response to national security being put at risk.

VIDEO: Benghazi, IRS, AP scandals -- will buck ever stop with Obama?
Fox News - The first question for White House spokesman Jay Carney at Tuesday's press briefing went right to the heart of the growing crisis facing President Obama: In the matters of the Benghazi terror attack, the IRS targeting conservative groups, the Justice Department going after AP phone records, “…doesn’t responsibility for setting tone, setting direction ultimately rest with the president?”

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder to gun, ammo makers: Missouri is open for business
Activist Post - Lt. Governor Peter Kinder today urged Gov. Nixon and legislative leaders to back efforts to recruit firearms manufacturers to Missouri.... Meanwhile, Joplin State Rep. Bill White has filed legislation that would give similar businesses tax incentives to relocate to Missouri.

U.S. Taxpayers Footing Bill That Promotes Monsanto Abroad: Report
Huffington Post - A review of 926 diplomatic cables of correspondence to and from the U.S. State Department and embassies in more than 100 countries found that State Department officials actively promoted the commercialization of specific biotech seeds, according to the report issued by Food & Water Watch, a nonprofit consumer protection group.

Pentagon Unilaterally Grants Itself Authority Over ‘Civil Disturbances’
Long Island Press - By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.

VIDEO: National Journal's Ron Fournier Obama's 'Chilling' Message To Whistleblowers: 'We're Watching You' 5/14/13 - Ron Fournier, editorial director for the National Journal, tore into the White House in an appearance on MSNBC on Tuesday over the news that the Department of Justice had obtained two months of telephone records.

VIDEO: Rand Paul: AP Phone Spying Proves Obama is “Drunk on Power”
Daily Paul - Senator Rand Paul responded to the barrage of scandals to hit the Obama administration, from Benghazi, to the IRS targeting conservatives, to the Justice Department spying on Associated Press reporters, by accusing President Obama of being “drunk on power.”

VIDEO: California Police Break into Private Residence, Taze Person Filming - Displaying utter disregard for the US Constitution, one of four police officers announces they will enter the home due to a domestic violence call, as the persons inside the house argue, “There is no domestic violence, just an argument with yelling,” and relay sections of the Fourth Amendment that dictate probable cause and a warrant be obtained prior to police entering someone’s home.

Shootings by Philly Police Soar as Violent Crime Plummets - The number of shootings by police in 2012 resulting in death or injury climbed to the highest level it’s been in 10 years. Philadelphia police shot 52 suspects last year while responding to calls for reported crimes. Of those shot, 15 people died. And the city's own police watchdog says the department hasn't provided a reason for the increase.

YouTube: Government Orders Youtube to Censor March on Monsanto, D.C. & Protest Videos
They are attacking are freedom of speech on the world wide web!


Amid Economic Collapse, South Carolina Approves Another $1M for Police State
Activist Post - A little over a week ago, on May 7, 2013 and in the midst of a worldwide economic depression, Columbia, South Carolina City Council members met to discuss the funding of a million dollar project even as the State government continued its regularly scheduled hysteria over budgets, spending, and deficits.

Feds seize money from Dwolla account belonging to top Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox - The Department of Homeland Security has apparently shut down a key mobile payments account associated with Mt. Gox, the largest Bitcoin exchange.

VIDEO: Florida Intentionally Shortened Yellow Traffic Light Lengths To Raise 50 Million In Additional Ticket Revenues - A subtle, but significant tweak to Florida's rules regarding traffic signals has allowed local cities and counties to shorten yellow light intervals, resulting in millions of dollars in additional red light camera fines.

Progressive Group: IRS Gave Us Conservative Groups' Confidential Docs
Breitbart - The progressive-leaning investigative journalism group ProPublica says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office that targeted and harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave the progressive group nine confidential applications of conservative groups whose tax-exempt status was pending.

IRS Flagged "Patriot" Groups Beyond Cincinnati, Report
Activist Post - The scope of the investigation has widened to include Washington D.C. and California after the Washington Post received documents to suggest that the same focus on conservative-based groups was being undertaken in those locations as well.

KMOV Anchor: The IRS is targeting me
Politico - Larry Conners, a veteran local news anchor at KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis, says that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting him since an April 2012 interview he conducted with President Obama -- a fact that he dismissed as coincidence until the recent reports about the IRS targeting conservative groups.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: Cleta Mitchell to Newsmax: IRS Scandal Reaches to White House
Newsmax - Cleta Mitchell, one of Washington's most respected elections attorneys, told Newsmax she has tangible proof that high-ranking IRS officials in Washington were fully aware of the agency's campaign to target conservative groups for heightened scrutiny, despite their denials.

Housing Market

Wells Fargo sued on claims it wrongfully litigated California man to death
RT - Larry Delassus’ heart stopped on December 19, 2012 during a court hearing against Wells Fargo, the bank that had for two years demanded he pay more than ten thousand dollars of his neighbor's late property taxes and is now being sued for wrongful death.

Veteran News

Fort Hood assault prevention chief under investigation
USA Today - A sergeant in charge of sexual assault prevention at Fort Hood is under investigation for sexual assault, the Pentagon announced Tuesday night. The soldier, whose name has not been released, is being investigated for abusive sexual contact, pandering, assault and maltreatment of subordinates.

Energy & Environment

ExxonMobil Arkansas oil spill poses health risks for locals
RT - After 210,000 gallons of heavy crude spilled into an Arkansas community, ExxonMobil assured residents that toxic chemicals have remained at safe levels. But locals say they are suffering from deteriorating health conditions and trouble breathing.

Court Considers Action Plan for Burning Bridgeton Landfill
ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–A judge says he’ll decide by morning whether a plan to put out the fire and end the smell at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill is workable.

Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths
Sun Times - More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles... Nearly all the birds being killed are protected under federal environmental laws, which prosecutors have used to generate tens of millions of dollars in fines and settlements from businesses, including oil and gas companies, over the past five years.


2 Radical “Brave Choices” to Prevent Cancer: Voluntary Mutilation or Clean Living
Activist Post - Today the media is applauding the “medical choice” of Angelina Jolie, who has joined celebrities Sharon Osbourne and Miss America contestant Allyn Rose in having both of her healthy breasts removed. Much is being discussed about her “bravery” in undergoing this procedure “proactively”.

Grapes help protect against metabolic syndrome related organ damage and diabetes progression
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Michigan have presented the result of their work to the Experimental Biology Conference in Boston that shows how consuming grapes may help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome.

Eat garlic and onions every day for optimum heart health, immunity, cancer prevention
(NaturalNews) Both of these bulbous veggies also contain numerous compounds that protect against cancer. Perhaps most notable is the protection they provide against colon cancer. Studies have suggested that diets high in garlic and onions may protect against the development of pre-cancerous lesions in the colon as well as in the linings of the digestive tract and intestines.

Nine of nature's most powerful traditional multi-use remedies
(NaturalNews) Here are nine of nature's most powerful multi-use remedies that have played a prominent role in traditional medicine...

Oranges and lemons are being treated with chemical fungicides and pesticides that cause cancer and thyroid problems
(NaturalNews) Pesticides and fungicides are sprayed onto orange and lemon shipments to so that they don't rot during long shipping and storage periods. The citrus exposed to these pesticides are marked on the boxes with a message something like this: ...

Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs
Green Med Info - Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.

Science & Technology

Amazon launches its own virtual currency
Mail Online - It's currently only available in the States for Kindle Fire owners, but the Coins can be used to pay for games, apps and in-app purchases from the Amazon Appstore. One Amazon Coin is worth one US penny, and Kindle Fire owners are getting 500 Coins ($5) for free as part of the launch.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Florida citrus industry being devastated by unstoppable bacterial disease
(NaturalNews) A tiny insect called the Asian psyllid is feasting on Florida's citrus trees and spreading bacteria that is leeching nutrients from the trees... Florida Senator Bill Nelson, told The New York Times. "If we don't find a cure, it will eliminate the citrus industry." Florida is the world's second largest orange juice producer with an over $9 billion yearly economy.

16 Food Storage Tips for the Space Challenged Prepper
Activist Post - With a bit of creativity, almost everyone can find a bit of extra space for their emergency food storage.

First Major Hemp Crop In 60 Years Is Planted In Southeast Colorado
Denver Post - "This is monumental for our industry," said Bruce Perlowin, chief executive of Hemp Inc. "It will unlock a clean industrial revolution that will be good for the economy, good for jobs and good for the environment."

Today in History - Tuesday -  May 14, 2013
1787 - Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.
1796 - The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.
1804 - William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois. A few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group. The group was known as the "Corps of Discovery."
1879 - Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Telephone Company of Europe.
1897 - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa was performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony where a statue of George Washington was unveiled.
1904 - In St. Louis, the Olympic games were held. It was the first time for the games to be played in the U.S.
1913 - The Rockefeller Foundation was created by John D. Rockefeller with a gift of $100,000,000.
1940 - The Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany.
1942 - The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
1948 - Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independent State of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an end.
1955 - The Warsaw Pact, a Easter European mutual-defense treaty, was signed in Poland by eight communist bloc countries including the Soviet Union.
1961 - A bus carrying Freedom Riders was bombed and burned in Alabama.
1973 - Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station.
1975 - U.S. forces raided the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and recaptured the American merchant ship Mayaguez. All 40 crew members were released safely by Cambodia. About 40 U.S. servicemen were killed in the military operation.
1980 - U.S. President Carter inaugurated the Department of Health and Human Services.
1985 - The first McDonald's restaurant became the first fast-food business museum. It is located in Des Plaines, Illinois.
1992 - Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev addressed members of the U.S. Congress, appealing to them to pass a bill to aid the people of the former Soviet Union.
1998 - The Associated Press marked its 150th anniversary.
1999 - North Korea returned the remains of six U.S. soldiers that had been killed during the Korean War.
2005 - The art exhibit "Gumby and Friends: The First 50 Years" opened at the Lynn House Gallery in Antioch, CA

World News

Britain to double aid to Syrian opposition in 2014 – Cameron - Britain will double support for the Syrian opposition in 2014 with shipping more non-lethal military aid both PM David Cameron and President Obama agreed to pressure on Assad while meeting in Washington.

Uganda: Immunization -- Parents to Face Arrest
Dr. Mercola - Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children will be punished severely, and the decision treated as a crime, according to a warning issued earlier this month by Ugandan President Museveni.

US military moves forces closer to Libya
Press TV - Washington has dispatched more troops closer to Libya in the wake of the attack on a US consulate in the North African country so diplomatic personnel can be protected or evacuated in case of any potential threat, the Pentagon has announced.

Iran stresses Mali sovereignty, integrity
Press TV - Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has expressed support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Mali, urging the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to employ its potentials to settle the crisis in the African country.

Israel tanks, bulldozers invade NE Gaza
Press TV - A number of Israeli tanks and bulldozers infiltrated into Palestinian-owned lands in the town of Beit Hanoun on Monday. The Israeli forces also entered Beit Hanoun last week, razing Palestinian farmlands and forcing the farmers to leave the area.

EU releases bailout funds for Cyprus
Press TV - The European Union has handed over the first installment of a 10-billion-euro bailout to Cyprus as part of the aid package agreed earlier this year.

France’s Socialist Government Moves to Impose Smartphone Tax
Kurt Nimmo - France’s recently elected socialist government has announced it plans to further stifle innovation and wealth creation by imposing a tax on smartphones and tablets.

Half Of Families Suffer In Hospital Under Socialist Medical System, UK Study Finds
Telegraph - Patients routinely struggle to get the treatment they believe they need and experience rudeness, neglect and in some cases physical abuse, according to polling by YouGov.

Hungry? Lacking protein? Eat an insect, UN says
RT - The UN has been working on ways to end world hunger for decades, but their newest idea does not involve economics, politics, or even food: The organization is now advising people to eat more insects.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Top Democrat calls for public testimony on Benghazi - The top Democrat on the House Oversight panel said Monday that the authors of an independent investigation into the deadly assault in Benghazi, Libya, should answer questions about their work at a congressional hearing, not in a private deposition that the Republicans want.

Police Drone Crashes into Police
Gizmodo - The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff's Office had a big day planned. After becoming the first department in the country with its own aerial drone ($300,000!), they were ready for a nice photo op. And then the drone crashed into a SWAT team. The Examiner reports a painfully contrived police action-athon... [Note: The article was recently removed from Examiner's site.]

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 5/13/13: What No One Wants to Hear About Benghazi
Ron Paul: Congressional hearings, White House damage control, endless op-eds, accusations, and defensive denials. Controversy over the events in Benghazi last September took center stage in Washington and elsewhere last week. However, the whole discussion is again more of a sideshow....

Why is Obama Hiding 6,000-Page Report on Bush-Era Torture and Why is Torture Still Allowed? - President Barack Obama is currently blocking the release—or allowing the CIA to block the release—of a comprehensive Senate report on the use of torture by the George W. Bush administration CIA that is said to conclude that torture was not an effective or reliable method of interrogation and that the agency repeatedly misled the White House, the Justice Department, and Congress about its interrogation efforts.

Shackles, masks and nasal tubes: Gitmo revises force-feeding techniques
RT - Hunger strikers being force-fed at Guantanamo Bay must wear masks over their mouths while being shackled to a restraint chair for up to two hours. Authorities have revised the way they feed the strikers, comparing their techniques to battlefield tactics.

Aurora cinema shooting: Judge approves ‘truth serum’ interrogation
RT - James Holmes, the student accused of the ‘Batman’ movie massacre in a Colorado cinema, could be given a truth serum as part of a narcoanalytic interview to determine whether he is insane, as a judge enters a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Government obtains wide AP phone records in probe
AP - The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

Philly abortion doctor guilty in 3 babies' deaths
Breitbart - A Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic, in a case that became a flashpoint in the nation's debate over abortion.

VIDEO: CNN Calls for Real-time Police State Surveillance
Kurt Nimmo - In order to prevent terrorist attacks, CNN argues, there must be real-time surveillance cameras planted everywhere. Panopticon technology is required if we are to expect government to protect us from terrorists and other miscreants, the corporate media network says.

911 And Witness Calls Of David Silva Beating And Murder By Eight Policeman
Liberty Crier - Kern County deputies beat an intoxicated man to death in the street Tuesday night, then detained and intimidated witnesses, confiscated video evidence, and arrested another man who spoke out. David Silva was beaten with batons, left in a pool of blood until an ambulance finally arrived after he was already dead.

VIDEO: Man Loses $160,000 In New 'Policing For Profit' Case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - NewsChannel 5 has uncovered a brand new "policing for profit" case -- a case that resulted in a New York man losing a $160,000 on a Tennessee interstate. Even more startling, critics said, the case exposes a major loophole around a new law that's supposed to crack down on such abuses.

Election News

VIDEO: Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud
Fox News April 26, 2013 - A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts.


Revealed: The 55 questions the IRS asked one tea party group
Daily Mail - The Internal Revenue Service wrote to the Richmond Tea Party last year demanding to know the names of all its financial donors and volunteers, as part of a 55-question inquisition into its application for tax-exempt status, MailOnline has learned.

VIDEO: Lou Dobbs Rips 'Nixonian' Obama For Lying 'Through His Teeth' About IRS
5/13/13 - Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs stopped by Megyn Kelly's show on Monday afternoon to offer his reaction to President Obama's press conference — during which he responded to the IRS scandal involving the agency's targeting politically conservative groups. Dobbs didn't take well to Obama's reaction and went after him for flat-out lying.

FLASHBACK: Former IRS Chief Told Congress His Agency Does Not Target Tea Party Groups - BuzzFeed has unearthed a clip showing the IRS' own former head asserting that his agency absolutely does not target any groups for increased scrutiny based on political beliefs.

Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS - When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

Detroit's Emergency Manager Offers Dire Report on City
NY Times - In a report to be presented to Michigan’s treasurer on Monday, Kevyn D. Orr, the emergency manager appointed in March to take over operations here, described long-term obligations of at least $15 billion, unsustainable cash flow shortages and miserably low credit ratings that make it difficult to borrow.

Energy & Environment

St. Louis Is Burning
Rolling Stone - An underground landfill fire near tons of nuclear waste raises serious health and safety concerns – so why isn't the government doing more to help?


Super charge your health with chia seeds
(NaturalNews) To optimize your health look to add two to four tablespoons of this superfood into your diet daily. Two tablespoons of chia give you seven grams of fiber, four grams of protein and five grams of omega-3 fatty acids. The most bioavailable form of chia is sprouted and enzymatically activated for optimal nutrient delivery.

Conventional Chicken Found to Contain Concerning Levels of Arsenic Due to Antibitoics
Natural Society - Did you know that thanks to excessive antibiotic use in livestock you are actually ingesting carcinogenic arsenic with your meat? A new study found that chickens raised with arsenic-based drugs end up having toxic, inorganic arsenic in their meat.

Vaccine Danger: Merck is Big Pharma’s Vaccine Monsanto
Natural Society - The pharmaceutical giant Merck enjoys vast revenues if they’re able to advertise and “lobby” politicians to pass laws promoting their vaccinations, even while still paying huge fines and settlements for the toxic aftermath of their other medicinal drugs.

Vaccines Do Irreparable Harm: Study from Poland
Gaia Health - The authors of this powerful new review wrote: “It is not reasonable to assume that manipulation of the immune system through an increasing number of vaccinations during critical periods of brain development will not result in adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes.” Here’s what they found.

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

Avoid 100 Dangerous Food Additives Causing ADHD, Asthma and Cancer - Food industry additives and colors are one major cause of ADHD, asthma and cancer creating a toxic environment for our children's health. Even medicines for babies and young children frequently contain these additives banned from foods and drinks and targeted at children under three years of age.

Proof Positive: Our Thoughts, Emotions Affect our Physiological Health
Natural Society - Scientists are continuously finding that thoughts and emotions may have more to do with our physical health than anything else.

Research Links Music to Increased Immunity, Better Mood
Natural Society - Experts in the field of neuroscience have discovered that music boosts mood, which changes how our body reacts to stress, and even ignites some interesting chemical responses to help it fight foreign invaders like viruses and unwanted bacteria.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: Google-Berg: Global Elite Transforms Itself For Technocratic Revolution
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones - [...]Bilderberg is merging with Google under the stewardship of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, a regular Bilderberg attendee. Google’s annual Zeitgeist conference, which has been based at the Grove since 2007, immediately precedes the Bilderberg Group conference by a matter of days.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: Monsanto wins landmark patent case in Supreme Court
RT - The high court said early Monday that 75-year-old farmer Vernon Bowman of Indiana violated Monsanto’s patent rights when he purchased a mix of seeds from a grain elevator that he later planted on his Midwest farm. That mix included patented Roundup Ready soybean seeds manufactured by Monsanto that are sold under license because they can hold up against their namesake, a nasty pesticide regularly used on farms.

Today in History - Monday -  May 13, 2013
1779 - The War of Bavarian Succession ended.
1787 - Captain Arthur Phillip left Britain for Australia. He successfully landed eleven ships full of convicts on January 18, 1788, at Botany Bay. The group moved north eight days later and settled at Port Jackson.
1846 - The U.S. declared that war already existed with Mexico.
1861 - Britain declared its neutrality in the American Civil War.
1864 - The Battle of Resaca commenced as Union General Sherman fought towards Atlanta during the American Civil War.
1865 - The last land engagement of the American Civil War was fought at the Battle of Palmito Ranch in far south Texas, more than a month after Gen. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA.
1867 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis became a free man after spending two years in prison for his role in the American Civil War.
1880 - Thomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway in Menlo Park.
1912 - Royal Flying Corps was established in England.
1917 - Three peasant children near Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
1927 - "Black Friday" occurred in Germany.
1940 - Winston Churchill made his first speech as the prime minister of Britain.
1949 - The first gas turbine to pump natural gas was installed in Wilmar, AR.
1954 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed into law the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Act.
1958 - French troops took control of Algiers.
1958 - U.S. Vice President Nixon's limousine was battered by rocks thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
1968 - Peace talks between the U.S. and North Vietnam began in Paris.
1981 - Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca.
1996 - In Bangladesh 600 people were killed by a tornado.
1998 - India did a second round of nuclear tests. The first round had been done 2 days earlier. Within hours the U.S. and Japan imposed tough economic sanctions. India claimed that the tests were necessary to maintain India's national security.
1999 - In Moscow, the impeachment of Russian President Boris Yeltsin began.

World News

South Korea, US begin naval exercise
Press TV - The United States and South Korea have launched a two-day naval exercise in the waters around the Korean Peninsula amid regional tensions.
* Related: N Korea slams US ‘military provocation’

Syrian army seizes control of 3 towns
Press TV - Syrian troops have gained more ground in their battles against foreign-sponsored militants, and established full control in three towns in the provinces of Homs and Dara’a.

‘Syria militants hit Lebanese town’
Press TV - The foreign-sponsored militants in Syria have fired mortars into the Lebanese town of Hermel near the Syrian border, Lebanon’s state media say.

Australian Telegraph newspaper: Unvaccinated children should be raised as outcasts
(NaturaNews) In a new low for even the mainstream media, the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph newspapers in Australia are pushing a campaign of outright medical child abuse they call "NO JAB NO PLAY." ... It's a new low for even the Telegraph. Click here to see the campaign push by the newspaper.

Syrians hold pro-Assad demo in Lebanon
Press TV - Hundreds of Syrians in Lebanon have staged a demonstration in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Lebanese city of Sidon.

Lebanese sources: Intense Israeli air, ground activity - Various Lebanese sources report intense Israeli military activity Sunday along the Israeli-Syrian and Lebanese borders.

Tanzanian troops arrive in eastern Congo
Press TV - A contingent of about 100 Tanzanian soldiers has arrived in Congo to join a United Nations mission aimed at neutralizing armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Greece’s youth unemployment hits 60%
Daily Mail - While the overall unemployment rate rose to 27 per cent, according to statistics service data released on Thursday, joblessness among those aged between 15 and 24 jumped to 64.2 percent in February from 59.3 percent in January.

Vietnam suspends vaccine after 9 kids die - Vietnam has suspended the use of Quinvaxem vaccine until the World Health Organisation (WHO) gives a report, following the death of nine children after receiving the vaccine since November 2012, state media reported. Quinvaxem is a preventative inoculation against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis or whooping cough, hepatitis B and H and influenza Type B.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO/Article: John McCain Defends Obama Against Impeachment For Benghazi....
Senator John McCain, who famously defended his then presidential opponent Barack Obama against an islamaphobic supporter during a 2008 campaign rally, defended now President Obama once again on ABC's This Week Sunday, cautioning his Republicans colleagues to cool it with talk of impeaching the President over the Benghazi attacks and its aftermath.

YouTube: National Press Club: Karen Vaughn, Mother of Seal Team 6 Member Speaks Out
Karen Vaughn: “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. It is now time to change the things I cannot accept.” Full National Press Club video and article here: Before Benghazi, There Was Extortion 17

VIDEO: Washington Post Blames Gangland Shooting on Second Amendment
Paul Joseph Watson - Despite the fact that the FBI described the shooting at a New Orleans Mother’s Day parade as “a flare-up of street violence” and not a targeted attack, the Washington Post cited the incident as another reason to push through draconian gun control measures. 19 people were injured yesterday...

YouTube: Whistleblower Greg Hicks Told To Take Desk Job or Be Terminated
NewsmaxTV - The attorney for Benghazi whistleblower Greg Hicks, Victoria Toensing tells The Steve Malzberg Show that the State Department is lying when they say her client was not demoted to a desk job for his role in speaking out. She says he was told take the job or leave the department.

VIDEO: Presidents of ABC and CBS News Have Siblings Working at White House With Ties to Benghazi - "CBS News President David Rhodes and ABC News President Ben Sherwood, both of them have siblings that not only work at the White House, that not only work for President Obama, but they work at the NSC on foreign policy issues directly related to Benghazi."

VIDEO: Door-to-door Search in New Orleans After Shooting - Police are conducting a door-to-door search following a shoot-out during a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans today. According to WWLTV in New Orleans, 12 people were shot and EMS took nine people to University Hospital. Three victims are in critical condition.

VIDEO: CBS Anchor Scolds: ‘We’re Getting the Big Stories Wrong Over and Over Again’
The Blaze - “Our house is on fire,” Pelley told an audience at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. “These have been a bad few months for journalism. We’re getting the big stories wrong over and over again.”

VIDEO: CNN Anchors Fake a Satellite Interview in the Same Parking Lot - Yes, those are all the same cars. Apparently they thought we wouldn’t notice because Nancy is on the right side of the screen, when in reality she is to Ashleigh Banfield’s left. See The Atlantic Wire’s excellent breakdown of the shots to see exactly what happened.

Newtown panel: Tear down Sandy Hook, rebuild
Yahoo! News - The plan approved by the Sandy Hook School Building Task Force now goes to the local school board and ultimately will have to be approved by residents at a referendum.

Establishment Media Attacks Rand Paul for Saying Globalists Plotting Against Constitution
Kurt Nimmo - The Washington Post has attempted to write-off Kentucky Senator Rand Paul as a fringe kook for opposing the United Nations’ Small Arms Treaty.

VIDEO: Why Are Police Simulating Armed “Angry Parents” Laying Siege to Schools?
Mac Slavo - There is a new national threat that has, apparently, been making headline news all over the country in recent years. According to law enforcement officials in Washington that domestic terror threat involves armed and angry parents acting in concert to take over a school.

Montgomery County, Maryland asks residents to hand over their guns
The Examiner - Montgomery County residents handed over 111 guns, 11 BB guns, 10,000 rounds of ammunition and a grenade at Saturday's statewide gun turn-in day, according to county police spokeswoman Lucille Baur.

Security concerns after 500 pounds of still-missing explosives stolen from federal bunker
Fox News - Around the same time the nation was transfixed on the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers last month, thieves on the other side of the country pulled off a little-noticed heist -- swiping 559 pounds of explosives from a federal storage facility in Montana. As of Friday, not one ounce of it has been found.

US Business Owners Can Be Fined and Imprisoned for Supporting Israeli Boycott
Activist Post - The anti-boycott laws, enforced by US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security under the Export Administration Act, discourage and even outlaw "furthering or supporting" the Israeli boycott.... The penalties for taking part in the boycott range from fines of tens of thousands of dollars to multiple years in prison.

Seems like a good executive order...but clearly it does nothing
Daily Paul - I'm no fan of EO's [Executive Orders] but this one from May 9th regarding government transparancy seems like one I could get behind...until you read the last paragraph.

VIDEO: FAA refuses to tell town officials what the low-flying, mystery aircraft is
CBS Boston - Every night for nearly the last two weeks, residents have spotted a low-flying aircraft doing loops over the city. WBZ has learned the FAA knows what’s going on, but the agency isn’t telling.

Breaking: Vermont House Passes Game-Changing GMO Labeling Bill
Natural Society - In a legislative blow against GMO giant Monsanto and major food corporations who wish to keep you in the dark over what you’re eating on a daily basis, the Vermont House has passed a significant new GMO labeling bill known as H. 112 by a count of 99-42.
* Related Article/Video: GMOs Hiding In Almost All Food...And?

Not Good Enough for Pet Food - Chinese Organic Food Scrutinized at Congressional Hearing
Cornucopia - The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats gathered information today regarding concerns being raised about imports of food from China that are entering the U.S.


Bloomberg Rocked By Terminal Spying Scandal
Huffington Post - According to news reports on Friday, journalists at Bloomberg News have been spying on some of the 315,000 customers that use the market-data terminals, sold by a separate unit of Bloomberg and the primary revenue source for the company. Those customers include Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, whose traders and bankers are reportedly furious with Bloomberg for what they perceive as a violation of their privacy.

Shut Them Down! – Payday Loan Companies Are Making Billions Preying On The Misery Of The Poor
Economic Collapse - The typical payday loan requires borrowers to pay about 15 dollars for every $100 that they borrow for two weeks. That comes out to a yearly rate of about 391 percent. And the payday loan companies know exactly who to target. They have set up thousands of shops in the poorest communities all over the nation over the last several decades.

VIDEO: Firestorm Over IRS Targeting of Patriot Groups
Kurt Nimmo - A report by the Treasury Department’s Inspector General reveals that senior IRS officials were aware agents singled out nonprofit groups with the words “Tea Party” and “patriot” in their paperwork.
* Related Video: Reality Check Special: Tea Party Groups vs. IRS

Michigan school district lays off all its teachers
Yahoo! News - The Board of Education in Buena Vista, Mich., has declared a financial emergency. The school district lacks the funds to pay teachers for the rest of the school year, reports.

Veteran News

Marine Corps studying spike in suicides
The U.S. Marine Corps wants to know why. Though the Corps has previously studied suicides and attempted suicides, it is launching a project this year to examine the complex reasons that Marines are dying by their own hand. A team of researchers, including a professor at Marian University in Fond du Lac, will interview relatives and friends of active-duty Marines who died by suicide between 2010 and 2012. Their reports for the Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Psychological Autopsy Project will be used to identify suicide risk factors or trends that might be unique to Marines.

Energy & Environment

Footage of large breach at giant Louisiana sinkhole
ENENews - May 10, 2013 footage of breached berm at the giant sinkhole in Assumption Parish, LA: Watch the video here.


ALERT: Texas Senate Bill 303: 'Doctors of Death'
Activist Post - SB 303 empowers doctors to place "Do Not Resuscitate" orders in the files of sickly children and the elderly without their consent. No one, not even the patient or a member of his family can remove this death sentence. No one, that is, except a panel of doctors.

New Study Links GMO Food To Leukemia
Green Med Info - A new study, yet to receive any media attention, reveals the "leukemogenic" properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides engineered into the vast majority of GMO food crops already within the US food supply.

New computer chip migraine patch sends drug, electrical current into the skin
(NaturalNews) A new form of migraine therapy has been approved by the FDA. This migraine intervention comes in the form of a patch, either wrapped around the upper arm or thigh. This patch, which includes a small computer chip, sends out electrical signals into the skin over a four-hour period, distributing a drug called sumatriptan.

Thunder god vine compound annihilates cancer in 40 days, researchers discover
(NaturalNews) Rarely known outside traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), lei gong teng or "thunder god vine" is stunning Western researchers with its ability to stop cancer in its tracks - in as little as forty days.

The top six fruits for energy
(NaturalNews) This may be controversial. Since high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been pointed out as a leading cause of fatty liver, obesity, and other bad health issues, many assume the same is true for consuming fruits.

Beware of Unsafe Ingredient in Store-Bought Almond Milk
Hippocrates Health Institute - Most almond milk includes carrageenan, which is made from seaweed. Not only did I think it was safe, I figured it was probably good for me, as seaweed is usually an excellent health product. But as it turns out, there is extensive research that shows a correlation of carrageenan to gastrointestinal inflammation, lesions and colon cancer and can severely worsen any gastrointestinal issues.

Judge Refuses to Drop Order on Contraceptive Pill Without Regard to Age - A federal judge on Friday stepped up his criticism of the Obama administration, accusing the Justice Department of making “frivolous” and “silly” arguments in its attempt to delay making the morning-after emergency contraceptive pill available to women and girls of all ages without a prescription.

Triclosan in antibacterial soaps, toothpaste has never received safety approval from FDA
(NaturalNews) The FDA's own website explains that there is no evidence showing triclosan is any better than simple soap and water at eradicating bacteria, and yet many conventional hand soaps on the market today contain it anyway.

Heightened BPA Exposure Linked to Diabetes
Green Med Info - The researchers found that those subjects with BPA levels in the highest third (tertile) range of BPA concentration in the urine had an average of 34% increased incidence of prediabetic condition in terms of their glucose or A1C levels.

Capri Sun drinks harboring mystery bacteria strains, says microbiologist
(NaturalNews) According to new findings from microbiologist Kathleen Dannelly from the Indiana State University, Capri Sun drinks may harbor more than just fake juices. Her findings suggest that the Tropical Punch, Roarin' Waters, and Fruit Punch varieties, are harboring at least five unidentified fungus strains.

More Evidence Adding Nuts Is a Healthy Choice
Dr. Mercola - In a new review of 31 trials, those whose diets included extra nuts or nuts substituted for other foods lost about 1.4 extra pounds and half an inch from their waist. ot only are nuts associated with a reduced risk of weight gain, but they’re also associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease.

Science & Technology

Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform
Wired - Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf) is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID.

US government is now the biggest buyer of malware, Reuters reports - The US government is waging electronic warfare on a vast scale — so large that it's causing a seismic shift in the unregulated grey markets where hackers and criminals buy and sell security exploits, Reuters reports.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Insanity: US Approves Bee Death Pesticide as EU Bans It
Natural Society - Corporate politics is business as usual inside the United States, as I am once again shocked to report the EPA has sided with industry lobbyists over public health in approving a highly dangerous pesticide that the European Union recently decided to ban over fears of environmental devastation.

VIDEO: Farmer Faces Over 2 Years Jail, $10K Fines for Feeding Community
Activist Post - Raw milk drinkers are outraged that Wisconsin DATCP is bringing criminal charges against a farmer who serves a private buying club. Do citizens have a right to contract with a producer and grow food to their own standards? That is what is at stake in this case.

GMO ‘Botox Apples’ That Do Not Bruise Or Brown Could Soon Be In U.S. Stores
NY Daily News - Apple growers in Washington state oppose Okanagan’s bid to bring its scientifically enhanced fruit to market. The Northwest Horticultural Council fears that genetic drift from GMO crops will contaminate fields of organic apples, and result in loss of European sales, where the crops have not been approved.

Pet News

Irradiation Coming to a Pet Food Near You
Susan Thixton - Irradiated pet food ingredients; no extra charge. Federal regulations will soon allow irradiation to destroy nutritional content of pet food poultry ingredients. Despite the scientific fact that irradiation does NOT kill all bacteria, and despite the scientific fact that irradiation alters the nutritional content of food, the FDA is accepting the petition provided by an food irradiation company and is changing the law.

More misinformation published in major media quoting an ill informed veterinarian
Susan Thixton - The latest piece of pet food misinformation was an Associated Press article published in the Washington Post titled “Dogged by pricey pet food?


27 Additional Reasons To Use And Store Salt
Activist Post - Aside from all of the uses that salt performs in terms of baking, food flavor and food preservation, salt has a number of other uses that you may never have thought of.

Today in History - Friday -  May 10, 2013
1773 - The English Parliament passed the Tea Act, which taxed all tea in the U.S. colonies.
1775 - Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold led an attack on the British Fort Ticonderoga and captured it from the British.
1794 - Elizabeth, the sister of King Louis XVI, was beheaded.
1840 - Mormon leader Joseph Smith moved his band of followers to Illinois to escape the hostilities they had experienced in Missouri.
1865 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops near Irvinville, GA.
1869 - Central Pacific and Union Pacific Rail Roads meet in Promontory, UT. A golden spike was driven in at the celebration of the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S.
1908 - The first Mother's Day observance took place during a church service in Grafton, West Virginia.
1924 - J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
1933 - The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.
1940 - Germany invaded Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
1941 - England's House of Commons was destroyed by a German air raid.
1942 - U.S. forces in the Philippines began to surrender to the Japanese.
1943 - U.S. troops invaded Attu in the Aleutian Islands to expel the Japanese.
1968 - Preliminary Vietnam peace talks began in Paris.
1986 - Navy Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran became the first black pilot to fly with the Blue Angels team.
1994 - The state of Illinois executed convicted serial killer John Wayne Gacy for the murders of 33 young men and boys.
1994 - Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president.
2002 - Robert Hansen was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole. Hanssen, an FBI agent, had sold U.S. secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
2002 - Taiwan test fired a locally made Sky Bow II surface-to-air missile for the first time. They also fired three U.S.made Hawk missiles.
2011 - It was announced that Microsoft had closed a deal to purchase the internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion.

World News

US drone strikes illegal – Pakistani court
RT - A high court in Pakistan has ruled that US drone strikes in the country's tribal belt should be considered war crimes, since the attacks resulted in the deaths of innocent people.

Turkey to support potential US-led no-fly zone on Syria
Press TV - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will support the United States if Washington plans to impose a no-fly zone on Syria.

North Korea calls US-South Korea summit prelude to war
Press TV - North Korea on Friday called this week's summit between the U.S. and South Korean presidents a prelude to war against Pyongyang, the Associated Press reports. The North has described South Korean President Park Geun-hye's visit to Washington as a "despicable sycophantic trip to please her master."

US Navy confirms nuclear-powered Nimitz visit to South Korean port
Press TV - The U.S. Navy officially confirmed Friday that the nuclear-powered USS Nimitz will, indeed, visit Busan this weekend.

IMF sees first Cyprus bailout loan this month
Economic Times - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it would likely disburse its first bailout loan to Cyprus after next week's board meeting.

Spain's royal family in danger of losing crowns
USA Today - The former treasurer of Spain's ruling party – indicted. The former head of the country's Supreme Court – resigning in disgrace. These are a few of the 1,600 cases involving embezzlement, tax evasion, kickbacks and Swiss bank accounts by high-level officials that have hit the desks of prosecutors since the euro crisis began five years ago and devastated Spain.

US sending $100mln aid package to Syria
RT - The US has announced that it will provide an additional $100 million in humanitarian aid for Syria, which will bring the total provided aid to $510 million. US Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced the new aid during his visit to Rome on Thursday, detailing that the funds will be used to support 1.4 million Syrian refugees that have been displaced during the civil war.

Hezbollah: Israel struck to break Syria resistance
Press TV - Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the recent Israeli strikes against Syria were meant to force the country to abandon resistance against Israel.

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda Now in Control of CIA’s Covert War in Syria
Kurt Nimmo - The Guardian reported Wednesday that the CIA’s Free Syrian Army is losing mercenaries to a better equipped, more disciplined and religiously motivated al-Nusra.

Britain introduces new ploy to arm terrorists in Syria
Press TV - The British government has been circulating a discussion paper to EU member states in Brussels in yet another attempt to arm terrorists fighting the popular government of president Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

YouTube: Author and scholar Phyllis Bennis discusses likely impact of Hawking's boycott on Israel
Phyllis Bennis: Hawking's boycott of Israel will shake Israeli public the way sports boycott affected South Africa.

Brazil Gears Up To Supply Non-GM Soy To India
Green Med Info - Following news that China is ordering non-GM soy from Brazil, the non-GM soy producers of Brazil are gearing up to sell their crop to India as well. Soon all countries outside the GM-producing Americas will be sourcing non-GM soy. Except, that is, the UK, which is now stuck in a GM ghetto.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Congresswoman: Obama Gave Benghazi Stand Down Order
Paul Joseph Watson - In comments that went largely unnoticed, Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R) directly blamed President Obama for ordering the stand down which facilitated the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi.

Ohio county strong arming citizens into getting revenue – compliance sweep of unlicensed dogs has seized 100 so far, threat to euthanize!
Almost 100 pets have already been seized by the Allen County Dog Warden since beginning a compliance sweep in recent days.
Allen County dog owners who haven’t licensed their dogs this year better do one of two things immediately: buy a license today or hide their family dog(s)! The Dog Warden is doing a clean sweep of unlicensed pets.

Benghazi Debate Focuses on Interpretation of Early E-Mail on Attackers
NY Times - House Republicans on Thursday intensified their criticism of the Obama administration for its handling of the assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, with Speaker John A. Boehner calling for the release of an e-mail that he said showed that State Department officials believed from the start that “Islamic terrorists” were linked to the attack but have declined to say so publicly.

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Hillary Clinton Could Be Prosecuted Over Benghazi Testimony - Judge Andrew Napolitano is going on the record saying that if Hillary lied, yes, she could be prosecuted. Since we know she has lied, it's time to prepare to charge her. Here's the relevant quote from the interview...

VIDEO: Clinton, Rice Presented Awards For Public Service On Same Day As Benghazi Hearing
Steve Watson - As State Department employees divulged information regarding woeful failures and dereliction of duty on behalf of both Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice over the Benghazi terror attack, both the former Secretary of State and the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. were receiving awards for being great public servants.

VIDEO: Ben Swann: Congress and GAO now investigating DHS ammo stockpiling + Benghazi Special
FOX19 May 07, 2013 - For months now, the Internet has been buzzing with rumors of massive ammo buys by the U.S. government. Now, some members of Congress have taken notice and have begun holding hearings about just how much ammo is being bought and for what purpose.

‘Our homeland defense system failed’ - Congress holds first hearing on Boston bombing
RT - Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis entertained questions from the United States House Committee on Homeland Security Thursday morning as lawmakers learn if last month’s terrorist attack could have been prevented.

Republicans Are Refusing To Appoint Members To Obamacare's Most Notorious Panel
Business Insider - One of the most politically intense fights over the Affordable Care Act was over the creation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, infamously dubbed a "death panel" by Republicans during the 2010 elections.

VIDEO: HHS budgets $150m to teach people how to enroll in Obamacare
Washington Examiner - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday that HHS will spend $150 million to teach people how to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges, after a Democratic senator scolded her for running a poor “public information campaign.”

Is the FDA Protecting the Public From Self-Sufficiency and Whole Foods With LDS Cannery Crackdown?
Activist Post - ALL LDS [Latter Day Saints] Canneries east of the Mississippi will no longer be canning any food. The FDA, in their infinite, expert opinions–said with the greatest of sarcasm–has managed to FINALLY create such a set of conditions which are impossible for the LDS Church to comply with.


Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why
Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast.
Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods.

House passes 'Pay China First' Act
RT - The Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that would require the government to begin paying back foreign nations before spending funds on domestic items.

Eastern Hemisphere Physical Gold Buying is Going to be the Federal Reserve’s Waterloo! - Connecting all the dots, there is no question in my mind that the big price smashing of gold in mid-April was an operation designed to shake loose enough 400 oz. gold bars out of GLD in order to satisfy the enormous delivery demands coming from Asia, India and even

America’s Roads Have Been Turned Into A Revenue Generating Surveillance Grid
Economic Collapse - What do speed traps, parking tickets, toll roads, speed cameras and red light cameras all have in common? They are all major revenue sources for state and local governments.... According to the National Motorist Association, issuing speeding tickets raises somewhere between 4.5 billion and 6 billion dollars in the United States each year. within Europe.

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill To Lower Rates On Student Loans To .75% For One Year
Consumerist - While commercial and personal borrowers are currently enjoying historically low interest-rates on loans, and big banks are able to obtain loans at less than one percent interest, student borrowers have had to fight against lawmakers looking to raise interest rates on federally subsidized student loans.

Energy & Environment

Hanford Nuclear Cleanup May Be Too Dangerous, Future Of Storage Plant Uncertain
Huffington Post - The most toxic and voluminous nuclear waste in the U.S.—208 million liters —sits in decaying underground tanks at the Hanford Site... Overall, the tanks hold every element in the periodic table, including half a ton of plutonium, various uranium isotopes and at least 44 other radionuclides—containing a total of about 176 million curies of radioactivity. This is almost twice the radioactivity released at Chernobyl...


SaneVax response to journal article promoting proposed nine-valent HPV vaccine - The conclusion of the article states, ‘If the nine-valent vaccine achieves the same degree of efficacy as has been shown for HPV 16 and 18, and vaccination programs are effectively implemented, almost 90% of ICC cases worldwide could be prevented’ is blatantly misleading. The fact is that there is no evidence that HPV vaccination has prevented a single case of invasive cervical cancer.

Desperate to stop superbug infections, hospitals are now turning to robotic UV sterilizers
(NaturalNews) They kill at least 100,000 people every single year, and the collective medical costs associated with treating people who contract them tops $30 billion a year, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics.

Feeding sugar to babies before vaccinations reduces crying, say quacks
(NaturalNews) Administering vaccinations to babies is often a source of never-ending frustration for the common quack. Babies dislike having their skin pierced with metal needles, it seems, and their ensuing screaming and thrashing often hinder the procedure.

Black bean broth: Treatment for arthritis, gout and joint pain
(NaturalNews) Anecdotal evidence shows that the broth of cooked black beans is a curative arthritis treatment, possessing high amounts of anthocyanins, the same nutrients found in tart cherry juice, pomegranates, and red wine.

Announcing New Transparency Bill to Disclose Vaccine Ingredients to Parents - VacTruth has been informed that Representative Andrea Boland of Sanford, Maine, has gained enough votes in committee to go to the state legislative floor with a bill allowing greater transparency in the disclosure of vaccine ingredients.

Viruses: What’s with them?
Activist Post - Did you ever wonder what’s going on with all those viruses and the numbers attached to them? Since everyone at the U.S. CDC/FDA seems to be gearing up for a new pandemic virus out of China, the H7N9, perhaps we ought to become acquainted with the numerous strains of viruses.

Study Finds Avocado-Eaters to be Especially Healthy
Natural Society - According to a recent study published in Nutrition Journal, eating avocados is associated with a lower body weight, lower BMI and waist circumference (a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes), higher “good” cholesterol, a lower intake of added sugars, better diet quality overall, and higher nutrient intake levels.

Science & Technology

Pentagon wants ‘human surrogate’ for ray gun tests
Wired - In its latest round of small business research proposals, the Navy announced it’s seeking a sensor-outfitted “human surrogate” for use in an array of non-lethal weapon tests. That includes “electromagnetic radiation in the L, S, and W-bands,” noted the request for proposal. Even further, there are plans to subject the luckless mannequin to everything from noise, blast pressure, electrical currents, thermal energy, and light from flashbang grenades.

Washington State system hacked, data of thousands at risk
Reuters - The website for the Washington State court system has been hacked and up to 160,000 Social Security numbers and a million driver's license numbers may have been accessed, officials said on Thursday.

VIDEO: 3D printable gun ordered to shut down by government
Adan Salazar - On the Thursday, May 9 edition of the Alex Jones Show, 3D printing guru Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed announced that the US Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Enforcement Division (DTCC/END) has sent him a letter requesting the group remove all data supposedly in violation of the Arms Export Control Act from public access immediately.

Today in History - Thursday -  May 9, 2013
1754 - The first newspaper cartoon in America showed a divided snake "Join or die" in "The Pennsylvania Gazette."
1825 - The Chatham Theatre opened in New York City. It was the first gas-lit theater in America.
1901 - In Australia, the Duke of Cornwall and York declared the First Commonwealth Parliament open.
1926 - Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to fly an airplane over the North Pole.
1930 - A starting gate was used to start a Triple Crown race for the first time.
1936 - The first sheet of postage stamps of more than one variety went on sale in New York City.
1941 - The German submarine U-110 was captured at sea by Britain's Royal navy.
1945 - U.S. officials announced that the midnight entertainment curfew was being lifted immediately.
1955 - West Germany joined NATO.
1960 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for sale an oral birth-control pill for the first time.
1962 - A laser beam was successfully bounced off Moon for the first time.
1974 - The House Judiciary Committee began formal hearings on the Nixon impeachment.
1994 - Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa's first black president.
1996 - In video testimony to a courtroom in Little Rock, AR, U.S. President Clinton insisted that he had nothing to do with a $300,000 loan in the criminal case against his former Whitewater partners.
2002 - In Bethlehem, West Bank, a deal was reached that would end the 38-day standoff at the Church of the Nativity. Thirteen suspected militants were to be deported to several different countries. The standoff had begun on April 2, 2002.
2002 - In Kaspiisk, Russia, 39 people were killed and at least 130 were injured when a remote-controlled bomb exploded during a holiday parade.
2002 - In Bahrain, people were allowed to vote for representatives for the first time in nearly 30 years. Women were allowed to vote for the first time in the country's history.

World News

Jordan summons Israeli envoy
Press TV - The Israeli ambassador was summoned on Wednesday by Jordan’s Interior Minister Hussein Majali, who is also acting foreign minister, Jordan’s official news agency Petra reported.

Israel exploited loophole to take 1,000 DNA samples from African refugees
RT - Israeli police have admitted to collecting some 1,000 DNA samples from African refugees who have arrived in the country since 2012, after using a security-related clause to open criminal cases against some of the immigrants.

Putin slams ISAF for turning blind eye to Afghanistan drug production
RT - The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) does almost nothing to eradicate drug production in Afghanistan, and this drug-trafficking problem will likely worsen in the near future, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated.

Italy appeals court sentences ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi to 4 years in jail over tax fraud
RT - Italy appeals court has upheld the tax fraud conviction against former PM Silvio Berlusconi sentencing him to four years in prison.

Israel Rescues Al-Qaeda Terrorists From Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - Israel is sending military vehicles into Syria to pick up wounded Al-Qaeda terrorists involved in the fight against the Syrian Army before patching them up and sending them back into battle, another startling example of how the Zionist state is working with its supposedly sworn enemies to topple President Bashar Al-Assad.

Israel approves 296 new settler units
Press TV - The Israeli regime has approved the construction of 296 new illegal settler units in the so-called Beit El settlement in the occupied West Bank, despite international condemnation.

US wants to keep nine bases in Afghanistan: Karzai
Press TV - Afghan President Hamid Karzai vowed Thursday to obtain concessions from the United States in negotiations to sign a security pact, saying Washington wanted to retain nine military bases in the country, according to AFP.

Japanese claim on Okinawa challenged in China
RT - China’s leading newspaper has upped the ante in the country’s intensifying territorial dispute with Japan, claiming its high time both sides “re-examine” who has sovereignty over Okinawa – which hosts a massive US military contingent.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Pentagon removes 17 officers from duty to launch its most powerful nuclear missiles
RT - In an unprecedented action, the Air Force has removed 17 of its officers from a base at which they had the authority to control and launch nuclear missiles at the president’s command, thereby leaving the mission significantly understaffed.

VIDEO: Latest On Benghazi: Continual Live Updates - Whistleblower: Hillary Was ‘The Only Person’ Who Could’ve Authorized More Benghazi Security

SEAL Team 6 Families to Blame Government For Deaths
Paul Joseph Watson - With the administration already reeling over today’s Benghazi revelations, a press release on the ‘Tea Party Command Center’ website promises “never before revealed information” about the circumstances behind the incident.

VIDEO: The Real Benghazi Story: U.S. Op to Arm al-Qaeda in Syria
Kurt Nimmo - Last November, we reported that the murder of ambassador Christopher Stevens wasn’t about a lame anti-Muslim video. It was connected to an arms shipment as part of the on-going “creative destruction” of the Middle East and North Africa.

Two-thirds of senators to vote on U.S.-Mexico border without having seen it
Washington Times - President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano have said the border is secure and that the only way to improve it is to legalize illegal immigrants, which they argue will help authorities focus on illegal crossings and major criminals. But lawmakers journeying to the border to see for themselves often come back with a different impression.

Americans Convinced Gun Homicides Soar Despite Actual Plunge In Gun Crimes
Zero Hedge - Reuters reports that while gun-related homicides are down 39% from the 1993 peak, only 12% of people believe that gun crimes have fallen. Non-fatal firearm crimes declined by 69% to 467,300 in the same period but 56% of Americans believe that gun crime is higher now than it was 20 years ago, the Pew Research Center said its poll showed.

VIDEO: Sen. Manchin: Background Checks “Expand Second Amendment”
Kurt Nimmo - Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is trying to get another background check bill through the Senate following last month’s defeat of a bill he introduced with Republican Senator Patrick Toomey. “I truly believe the background check bill is possible to get passed,” Manchin told CBS News on Tuesday.

Texas House Blocks Federal Gun Control 102-31
Anthony Gucciardi - Introduced by Representative Matthew Krause, House Bill 928 is among the many pro-Second Amendment pieces of legislation that have either been passed or are currently going through the legal system around the nation.

Maryland To Become 19th State Legalizing Medical Marijuana
CBS News - Gov. Martin O’Malley will sign legislation to make Maryland the 19th state to approve a medical marijuana program, his spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday, but it remains unclear when the program will be up and running.

Cleveland horror house: Neighbors say police ignored their suspicions in past years
Press TV - What the neighbors saw was terrifying and dehumanizing... Yet the gut-wrenching reports couldn’t persuade the Cleveland cops to go inside the rundown house - where three women kidnapped between 2002 and 2004 were held hostage by the vile homeowner, officials said.

VIDEO: Cop Attacks Special Needs Student For Not Having Shirt Tucked In
Liberty Crier - A police officer slams a special needs student to the ground and puts him in a life threatening hold for not having his shirt tucked in. This is a perfect example of why we should never put police officers in our schools as suggested by the NRA.

It’s Dishonest to Talk about Benghazi Without Talking About the Syrian War
Washington's Blog - Both parties are avoiding the bigger picture … The fact that Democrats and Republicans alike have been using Benghazi as the center of U.S. efforts to arm the Al Qaeda-affiliated Syrian rebels. Specifically, the U.S. supported opposition which overthrew Libya’s Gadaffi was largely comprised of Al Qaeda terrorists.

No verdict on seventh day of jury deliberation in U.S. abortion doctor case
Reuters - A Philadelphia jury ended its seventh day of deliberations on Wednesday without a verdict in the murder trial of a doctor accused of killing babies and a patient during late-term abortions at a clinic that served low-income women.

Election News

VIDEO: Early 2016 Poll: Rand Paul Holds 19 Point Lead In Iowa
Daily Caller - A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster McKeon & Associates for Freedom to Choose PAC, a pro-gun group, found Paul with an early lead over other possible presidential contenders.


Are We On The Verge Of Witnessing The Death Of The Paper Gold Scam?
Economic Collapse - The legal claims on physical gold far exceed the amount of physical gold that the banks actually have by a very, very wide margin. And right now the bankers are scared out of their wits because their warehouses are being drained of physical gold at a frightening rate.

Energy & Environment

Upton reacts to latest Palisades leak - Upton says he will tour the Palisades plant on Monday, May 13th, along with Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Kristine Svinicki. Congressman Fred Upton says he's "outraged" by a new leak at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near south Haven.


Astragalus Benefits: Energizer, Immune Tonic and Potential Cancer Treatment
Natural Society - Astragalus is 1 of 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, with astragalus benefits being incredibly health-promoting.

Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk: Which Milk is Better for you, and Why?
Natural Society - Goat milk vs. cow milk: which is better? Many people don't believe in drinking milk at all, but the rest of the world drinks more goat milk than cow milk.

Simple Steps to Heavy Metal Chelation, Preventing Damage from Heavy Metals
Natural Society - Heavy metals can do significant damage to your body over time. Luckily there are natural ways to expel these metals from your body and lessen the damage.

Feel Exhausted Everyday? Blackcurrant Reduces Mental Fatigue, Increases Alertness - Blackcurrant is full of powerful antioxidants which can help people stay more alert, reduce mental fatigue and work with greater accuracy while under significant mental stress. They also have the amazing side effect of slashing the risk of heart attacks, stroke and heart failure.

Exposed: Biggest US honey supplier admits to laundering, mislabeling Chinese honey
(NaturalNews) Two large honey packers, including one of the nation's biggest - Groeb Farms of Onsted, Mich. - have admitted to purchasing millions of dollars' worth of honey that was falsely labeled.

FDA warns public about fitness supplement allegedly linked to five deaths, but says nothing about pharmaceuticals that kill 100,000
(NaturalNews) According to a recent public announcement, the FDA has received complaints from a handful of consumers over the years linking the nervous system stimulant 1,3 dimethylamylamine, also known as DMAA, to heart attacks and even death, hence the need for a safety warning.

New scientific breakthrough mimics an age-old remedy for grey hair and baldness: Onion juice
(NaturalNews) What the researchers found was that grey hair is primarily caused by a buildup of hydrogen peroxide at the root of hair follicles and that this was due in great part to a reduction in the natural antioxidant compound catalase. In addition to helping cleanse the scalp and follicles, onion juice also promotes the production of catalase. Catalase prevents grey hair as well as promoted thicker hair follicles.

Science & Technology

California, New York and DC look to ban 3D-printed guns
RT - Sen. Lee, a Democrat that represents a large chunk of California that includes parts of San Francisco, issued a press release this week condemning Defense Distributed’s inaugural 3D handgun. “We must be proactive in seeking solutions to this new threat rather than wait for the inevitable tragedies this will make possible,” Yee said.

Obama Supports Expansion of Wiretap Laws
Activist Post - Spying without a warrant in America is a crime, a violation of privacy rights protected by the U.S. Constitution. Yet, the government is asking technology companies to commit this crime or be fined for insubordination.

Automated License Plate Readers Threaten Our Privacy
EFF - Photographing a single license plate one time on a public city street may not seem problematic, but when that data is put into a database, combined with other scans of that same plate on other city streets, and stored forever, it can become very revealing.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Hugelkultur: Natural Permaculture Gardening - One of my favorite agriculture experiences so far has been learning about hugelkulture. The name translates from German to mean "hill culture", and it's an amazingly simple concept.... It uses nature's own production to continually hydrate and feed your plants. And it's so simple. Raised beds over rotting wood.

Study: Plants 'Talk' To Each Other Using Nanoscale Sound Waves To Help Them Grow
Huffington Post - The word in the garden is that basil is good to have around. Plants are known to communicate with each other via shade, aromatic chemicals, and physical touch, promoting processes such as growth and defense against disease, as well as attraction of bees and other pollinators.

Today in History - Wednesday -  May 8, 2013
1794 - Antoine Lavoisier was executed by guillotine. He was the French chemist that discovered oxygen.
1794 - The United States Post Office was established.
1846 - The first major battle of the Mexican War was fought. The battle occurred in Palo Alto, TX.
1847 - The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson.
1879 - George Selden applied for the first automobile patent.
1904 - U.S. Marines landed in Tangier to protect the Belgian legation.
1914 - The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
1919 - The first transatlantic flight took-off by a navy seaplane.
1921 - Sweden abolished capital punishment.
1933 - Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British oppression in India.
1943 - The Germans suppressed a revolt by Polish Jews and destroyed the Warsaw Ghetto.
1945 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe.
1956 - Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of "Mad Magazine" for the first time.
1958 - U.S. President Eisenhower ordered the National Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green became the 1st black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
1970 - Construction workers broke up an anti-war protest on New York City's Wall Street.
1973 - Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.
1978 - David R. Berkowitz, known as the "Son of Sam," pled guilty to six murder charges.
1984 - The Soviet Union announced that they would not participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics Games in Los Angeles.
1986 - Reporters were told that 84,000 people had been evacuated from areas near the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Soviet Ukraine.
1998 - A pipe burst leaving a million residents without water in Malaysia's capital area. This added to four days of shortages that 2 million already faced.
1999 - The first female cadet graduated from The Citadel military college.

World News

Jordan MPs vote to expel Israeli envoy
Press TV - The Jordanian Parliament has voted to expel the Israeli ambassador to Amman and recall the country’s ambassador to Tel Aviv.

‘US knew about Israeli raids on Syria’
Press TV - Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the United States and certain Arab states had been informed of Israel’s intention to carry out air strikes against Syria in advance. “We have accurate information that the US and some Arab countries had prior knowledge of the recent incidents in Syria and the bombardment of several areas in the country,” Larijani said on Tuesday.

‘West seeks to spread war in Syria’
Press TV - The West and its regional allies seek to spread the conflict in Syria by aiding the militants operating in the country and refusing to facilitate a political resolution of the conflict, says a British journalist. “If they were genuinely interested in saving lives …[,] western leaders would be using their leverage with the rebels' regional sponsors to negotiate a political settlement,” Seumas Milne wrote in an article in the Guardian on Tuesday.

Israel arrests Palestinians in West Bank
Press TV - Israeli forces have arrested 16 Palestinians during a raid in the occupied West Bank, media reports say.

Russia, US to push for global Syria conference to bring conflicting sides to table
RT - Russia and the US reiterated their commitment to bringing the sides of the Syrian conflict to the negotiating table, and have announced an international conference to be called by the end of May which will serve as a follow-up to the Geneva communiqué.

IDF complains to UN over Syrian mortars that land in Israel - The IDF on Monday filed a complaint with the UN over two mortal shells that were launched from Syria and exploded in the Golan Heights. The mortars landed in open areas and no injuries were reported. Initial indications were that the shells were accidentally fired into Israel in the midst of a battle between the Syrian army and rebels.

YouTube: Syria: Media War of Words | Weapons of Mass Distraction
RT - Abby Martin takes with a look at the conflicting reports about chemical weapons being used in Syria, news of Israeli airstrikes in Damascus, and the importance of taking information from the corporate media on this issue with a grain of salt.

Syria Traffic Goes "Dark" As Country Disappears From Internet
Zero Hedge - While there have been no new military attacks on Syria since Sunday morning, something more peculiar happened in the past few hours, when according to Akamai and various other Internet traffic trackers, Syria has literally gone "dark", or, as Umbrella Security Labs describes it, as if "Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet."

Land grab: Israeli govt backs bill to forcibly relocate up to 40,000 Bedouin villagers
RT - Israeli Cabinet ministers are backing a draft law to demolish Bedouin villages in the country's Negev Desert and relocate residents to state-approved settlements. If adopted, the country's latest ethnic cleansing project will affect tens of thousands.

North Korea removes missiles from launch sites
RT - In a sudden de-escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang has removed two of its ballistic missile units from their launching positions, US officials confirmed. Two Musudan missiles, capable of hitting targets 2,500 miles away, were withdrawn from a launch site in the eastern part of the country and moved to a storage facility, several US officials who chose to remain anonymous told the media.

Police Confirm Bilderberg 2013 to Take Place in Watford, UK
Paul Joseph Watson - Hertfordshire Police have confirmed that the 2013 Bilderberg Group meeting will take place at the Grove luxury hotel in Watford, United Kingdom early next month as over 100 of the world’s most influential power brokers will meet clandestinely to discuss global policy behind closed doors.

May 25 ‘March Against Monsanto’ planned for over 30 countries
March Against Monsanto - Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 36 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities, and in the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. Pacific in 47 states.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: White House Refuses To Address Questions On Benghazi Stand Down Order
Steve Watson - In a remarkable exchange Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney failed to directly address questions regarding explosive claims by a whistleblower that US Special forces personnel were ordered to stand down as the attack on the US embassy was taking place.

Brewer signs bill authorizing volunteer state militia - Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill creating a state militia that she could deploy at any time, and for any reason. The bill, SB1495, creates a volunteer state militia, separate and apart from the National Guard.

VIDEO: D.C. Police Chief: We Will Arrest Adam Kokesh and Open Carry Protesters - District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier says she will arrest Adam Kokesh and any other protesters who violate the district’s gun laws. “Passing into the District of Columbia with loaded firearms is a violation of the law and we’ll have to treat it as such,” she told NewsChannel 8.

Eyewitnesses: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Did Not Shoot Boston Cop
Paul Joseph Watson - Eyewitnesses to the shootout involving the alleged Boston bombers have thrown up another contradiction to the official narrative, asserting that MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donohue Jr. was not shot by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but by other cops in a friendly fire incident.

VIDEO: Mother Of Slain Benghazi Victim Rips Hillary Clinton: "I Blame Her" - Pat Smith's son Sean Smith, a State Department information officer, was one of four Americans killed during the attack.

Biden Wants Pastors, Rabbis and Nuns to Tell Their Flocks: Enacting More Gun Control Is the Moral Thing to Do - Biden met for two-and-a-half hours Monday with more than a dozen leaders from various faith communities – Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh, to name a few. Both Biden and the faith leaders encouraged each other not to give up on what has been an arduous and thus far fruitless effort by Biden and President Barack Obama to pass new gun laws in the wake of December’s schoolhouse shooting in Connecticut.

VIDEO: Virginia Students Suspended for Pointing Pencils and Making Gun Noises
Adan Salazar - Late last week, seven-year-old Christopher Marshall was taking on the role of a marine and his friend “a bad guy” when their teacher spotted them pointing pencils at each other and pretend shooting.


All Depositors Everywhere Should be Scared for their Money-Rick Ackerman - Trader and forecaster Rick Ackerman says, “As far as the Fed getting off the easing regimen, it’s not possible . . .You’d kill the system right now. There’s no way out, and although we put off the day of reckoning, it can’t be put off indefinitely.”... Ackerman fears confiscation of bank deposits and says, “All depositors everywhere should be scared for their money.

10,962,532: U.S. Disability Beneficiaries Exceed Population of Greece
CNS News - The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,962,532 million in April, which exceeds the 10,815,197 people who live in the nation of Greece.

The Price Of Copper And 11 Other Recession Indicators That Are Flashing Red
Activist Post - There are a dozen significant economic indicators that are warning that the U.S. economy is heading into a recession. The Dow may have soared past the 15,000 mark, but the economic fundamentals are telling an entirely different story. If historical patterns hold up, the economy is heading for a very rocky stretch.

YouTube: Economic Collapse This Year - Mike Rivero - Elijah Johnson interviews Mike Rivero.

Report: Legalizing Illegal Immigrants to Cost $6.3 Trillion
Washington Times - The Heritage Foundation said Monday that legalizing illegal immigrants would cost taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years — releasing a report that ignited a venomous battle over an immigration bill and who is truly representing the conservative movement in the debate.

Social Security Goes After Man For Overpayment To His Mom… From 42 Years Ago
Consumerist - Back in 1971, someone at the Social Security Administration goofed and overpaid a woman to the amount of $895. This past January, 42 years after the fact, that woman’s son says he received a letter from the SSA telling him to pay up or have that money docked from his tax refund.

Veteran News

Air Force brochure for rape victims: ‘It may be advisable to submit’
Raw Story - A sexual assault “prevention and response” brochure issued by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) advises victims to consider submitting to their attack, Wired magazine reported on Tuesday. “It may be advisable to submit than to resist,” the guide (PDF) said in a section labeled, “If you are attacked,” saying victims should make that decisions based on the circumstances behind their attack while being “especially careful” if their attacker has a weapon.

Energy & Environment

Fire burning next to buried nuclear waste near St. Louis
ENENews - St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 8, 2013: The most recent air quality data from the state Department of Natural Resources showed a potential short-term health risk from high levels of hydrogen sulfide on three afternoons in February. Earlier testing showed levels of benzene near the landfill’s property line that would be unhealthy with long-term exposure. Measurements of radioactivity and carbon monoxide have not reached levels of concern, according to the agency.


Let Food Be Your Cosmetic: Coconut Oil Outperforms Dangerous Petroleum Body Care Products
Green Med Info - What you put on your skin goes directly into your body. Indeed, human autopsy studies have shown that mineral oil widely permeates our internal organs; major moisturizer brands have been found to cause tumor formation in treated animals. All the more reason why we need healthy "food cosmetics" as an alternative to petroleum-derived body care products.

The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth: What You Need to Know
Natural Society - Benefits of diatomaceous earth are plentiful: DE can be used for everything from flea and tick prevention on pets to healthier skin and as a detox for you.

Turmeric and Diabetes: This Spice Proven to Fight Diabetes in Multiple Studies
Natural Society - Without a doubt, there is a clear connection between turmeric and diabetes, with the spice proven to fight against the disease.

How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit
Green Med Info - A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis confirms that pomegranate extract may prevent and/or reverse the primary pathology associated with cardiac mortality: the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials known as atherosclerosis.

Antidepressant medication linked with increased risk of superbug infection
Fox News - Researchers from the University of Michigan revealed that individuals who suffer from depression and those taking antidepressants such as mirtazapine and fluoxetine had a much higher chance of contracting Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) – a life threatening infection that can cause severe diarrhea and inflammation of the colon.

More US babies die on their first day than in 68 other countries, report shows
NBC News - “The United States has the highest first-day death rate in the industrialized world. An estimated 11,300 newborn babies die each year in the United States on the day they are born. This is 50 percent more first-day deaths than all other industrialized countries combined.”

Science & Technology

Google Falsely Accuses Infowars, Drudge of Malware
Kurt Nimmo - Editor’s note:’s IT department has scanned our system and reports that we do not carry content from as Google tells visitors to the site. How best to scare people away from alternative media? Make them think Drudge Report and web pages contain malicious software. An effort to scare folks away from alternative media?

Senate Passes Internet Tax Bill- See How Your Senator Voted: House Puts The Brakes On
Susan Duclos - The Senate passed an internet tax bill on Monday, with a vote of 69 to 27 with 4 note voting. The roll call of how each Senator voted will be listed below, by position. The House of Representatives has put the brakes on that version of the bill and lawmakers claim if it passes it will be very different from the Senate's version of the bill.

Cody Wilson's 100% 3D-Printed Liberator HandGun: 50,000+ Downloads in ONE Day!
Daily Paul - The plastic firearm that can be churned out on a 3-D printer and easily assembled was downloaded at least 50,000 times Monday, according to the self-described anarchist who made it available for free online. Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed, a collective of gun advocates, said the most downloads were done in Spain followed by the United States.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Illinois Seeks to Diminish Raw Milk, Prohibit 'Herd-sharing'
Activist Post - A creepy omen has taken place in Illinois. Health department agents speaking at the department's Dairy Work Group meeting at the IL Corn Growers Association saw a vacuum in raw milk regulations. Uh oh, got to fill that void and tack on regulatory fines!

Comparison of GMO and non-GMO corn - the real statistics will astound you!
(NaturalNews) The Corn Comparison Report detailed the nutritional deficiencies of GMO corn compared to regular organic corn. The report reveals the stunning levels of glyphosate in GMO corn and the amount of vital nutrients that have been drawn out.

Pet News

Which Side of The Fence?
Susan Thixton - The question "Do you support or oppose required GMO labeling of pet foods?" was sent to over 80 pet food manufacturers. Here are the responses we have received thus far...

Today in History - Tuesday -  May 7, 2013
1763 - Indian chief Pontiac began all out war on the British in New York.
1789 - The first U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City.
1800 - The U.S. Congress divided the Northwest Territory into two parts. The western part became the Indiana Territory and the eastern section remained the Northwest Territory.
1915 - The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine. 1,201 people were killed.
1940 - Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister.
1942 - In the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American navies attacked each other with carrier planes. It was the first time in the history of naval warfare where two enemy fleets fought without seeing each other.
1943 - The last major German strongholds in North Africa, Tunis and Bizerte, fell to Allied forces.
1945 - Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II. It would take effect the next day.
1951 - Russia was admitted to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.
1954 - The United States and the United Kingdom rejected the Soviet Union's bid to join NATO.
1960 - Leonid Brezhnev became president of the Soviet Union.
1975 - U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.
1984 - A $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who claimed they had suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant while serving in the armed forces.
1987 - Shelly Long, as Diane Chambers, made her last appearance as a regular on the TV show "Cheers."
1992 - A 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring the U.S. Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise was ratified as the 27th Amendment.
1997 - A report released by the U.S. government said that Switzerland provided Nazi Germany with equipment and credit during World War II. Germany exchanged for gold what had been plundered or stolen. Switzerland did not comply with postwar agreements to return the gold.
1999 - In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens were killed and 20 were wounded when a NATO plane mistakenly bombed the Chinese embassy.
2000 - Russian President Vladimir V. Putin named First Deputy Premier Mikhail Kasyanov as premier.

World News

Source: Israeli Airstrike on Syria Coordinated With Al-Qaeda Militants
Paul Joseph Watson - Israel’s airstrike on Syria was timed to precede an Al-Qaeda-led rebel offensive against President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces according to Egyptian and Jordanian intelligence sources, underscoring once again how jihadists are doing the dirty work of the very powers they claim to oppose.

VIDEO: 'Israel, al-Qaeda ties out in open'
Press TV - “The Syrian government is having more and more success in reestablishing sovereignty…and so in a last-ditch desperate measure, this unholy alliance as you put it very aptly, between Israel and al-Qaeda has come right out into the open,” Dr. Kevin Barrett said during an interview with Press TV.

Ban concerned over Israel aggression
Press TV - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed grave concern over the Israeli regime’s recent aggression against Syria.... "The secretary-general urges respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries in the region, and adherence to all relevant Security Council resolutions," Nesirky also said.

In Wake of US-Israeli Attack on Syria, UN Reveals Terrorists Not Government Used Sarin Gas
Activist Post - The reasoning behind recent US-Israeli attacks on Syria has been undermined further as the UN reveals Western-backed terrorists, not the Syrian government, deployed sarin gas during the two-year conflict.

N Korea warns against provocation
Press TV - North Korea has warned against any provocation during the upcoming South Korea-US military drills, saying it is ready to counterstrike if a "single shell" drops across the disputed Yellow Sea maritime border.

3.5k European Council workers on strike
Press TV - Around 3,500 European Council staff members have gone on strike in protest against austerity measures.

'Worse than AIDS' - sex 'superbug' discovered in Japan called disaster in waiting
RT - Doctors are warning that a drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea could be more deadly than AIDS, and are urging members of US Congress to spend $54 million for the development of a drug that would fight it.

Attacking Iran arms in Syria claim psyops
Press Tv - A senior Iranian commander has dismissed a media report that Israel targeted a shipment of Iranian weapons in a recent act of aggression against Syria, describing it as psychological warfare.

Russia flies strategic bombers near US
Press TV - Russian strategic bombers conducted flights near the U.S. defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week, Moscow’s latest incident of nuclear saber-rattling against the United States, according to defense and military officials.

Warning! Anonymous Teams up with al-Qaeda!
Kurt Nimmo - How best to pass a raft of new “cybersecurity” legislation? Make it look like Guy Fawkes Anonymous hackers have teamed up with al-Qaeda. Just such collaborative attacks, dubbed #OpUSA, for Operation USA, will begin Tuesday, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

European Commission to criminalize nearly all seeds and plants not registered with government
(NaturalNews) A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to "grow, reproduce or trade" any vegetable seeds that have not been "tested, approved and accepted" by a new EU bureaucracy named the "EU Plant Variety Agency."

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Amid new security threats, some in Congress look to update 9/11 law
Reuters - Now, as criticism grows that the law has been stretched well beyond its original intent to go after militant groups that did not even exist on 9/11, some Democrats and Republicans have begun writing legislation to update the nearly 12-year-old resolution.

VIDEO: Clinton sought end-run around counterterrorism bureau on night of Benghazi attack, witness will say
Fox News - On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department's own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a "whistle-blower" witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned.

60 Minutes Propaganda: “Counterinsurgency Cops” in Massachusetts
Kurt Nimmo - In the brazen propaganda piece below, CBS’ 60 Minutes lavishes praise on the latest gimmick in the militarization of police.

AUDIO: US Senator Inhofe: Big Sis Buying Ammo To Dry Up Supply
Steve Watson - Appearing on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on WABC in New York, Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. said that the Obama administration was attempting to “dry up the market” and deprive gun owners of bullets.

Missouri Welcomes Gun Manufacturers to Missouri with Land and Legislation
Activist Post - A cooperative project is underway to bring firearms and accessories manufacturers and distributors to the Howell County Ozarks region of Missouri. The project was initiated by a listener of the Americas Voice Now radio program who volunteered to put up one of three parcels of land to any manufacturer or distributor who would move to the region.

Gun Business Exodus Begins In Colorado
Daily Caller - HiViz Shooting Systems, a gun-parts manufacturer in Fort Collins, Colo., will move its operations up the road to Laramie, Wyo., making good on its threat to pull up its Colorado roots after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law several controversial gun control measures earlier this year.

VIDEO: Obama Urges Grad Students to “Reject” Warnings About “Government Tyranny”
Paul Joseph Watson - President Barack Obama gave a speech to Ohio State University graduates yesterday during which he urged them to “reject” warnings about government “tyranny” and to place more trust in the state.


Big business paid US $36bn to avoid jail
Press TV - Record fines adding up to $36 billion have been paid out in the last 12 years by multinational corporations to the U.S. government to settle charges of corruption and fraud.

Silver Coin Collectors and Pawn Shops are Getting Duped: “Very High Quality Fakes”
Mac Slavo - Counterfeiting silver isn’t new, and numerous fake 100 ounce silver bars and U.S. Morgan dollars have been discovered to date. But now the scammers have turned their sights on the official one ounce bullion coin of the United States – the American Silver Eagle.

VIDEO: North Texans Spend Millions On Non-Existent Federal Taxes
CBS News - CBS 11’s I-Team has obtained a study that says Oncor, the giant electric utility company in North Texas, is collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from customers for federal taxes that don’t exist.

11 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve Should Be Abolished
Economic Collapse - If the American people truly understood how the Federal Reserve system works and what it has done to us, they would be screaming for it to be abolished immediately.

Housing Market

New York to sue BofA, Wells Fargo Over Mortgage Practices
Reuters - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Monday he plans to sue Bank of America Corp and Wells Fargo and Co for violating the terms of a settlement designed to end mortgage servicing abuses.

Energy & Environment

East about to be overrun by billions of cicadas
AP - Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. They will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more.


Peaches, nectarines and berries lower breast cancer risk by 41 percent
(NaturalNews) Women consuming at last two servings weekly of peaches or nectarines saw a stunning 41 percent risk reduction for postmenopausal ER- breast cancer, while those eating at least one serving of blueberries weekly saw a 31 percent risk reduction, according to one of the largest and longest running studies ever made on women's health as a function of diet.

Beat PCOS naturally with omega-3 fatty acids
(NaturalNews) Mainstream medicine offers the usual pharmaceutical management madness for PCOS and PCO-like syndrome. But there are many natural avenues of managing and even reversing PCOS or PCO-like syndrome.

Antioxidants can help treat children with celiac disease: Research
(NaturalNews) A landmark study, conducted by researchers from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and published in the journal Clinical Biochemistry in 2009, suggested that treatment with antioxidants may be able to significantly reduce the symptoms of celiac disease..

Is There Reason to Worry About New “Most Lethal” Bird Flu Strain?
Dr. Mercola - Pandemic vaccines are a high-profit, low-risk venture for vaccine makers. They make billions of dollars in revenue while being shielded from liability if the vaccine turns out to be hazardous, like it turned out to be in 2009. They also save money on development, since they can forgo either animal- or human testing—or in an emergency situation, both.

Manuka oil conquers deadly MRSA bacteria where conventional medicine fails
(NaturalNews) With life threatening instances of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections on the rise, many are seeking safe and effective alternatives in the realm of natural medicine. Manuka oil is a shinning example.... Long used by the Maori of New Zealand, manuka oil has a variety of uses beyond the treatment of MRSA, including...

Strategies for optimal nutrient absorption
(NaturalNews) Nutrient absorption is a very important health topic that gets very little attention. The amount of available nutrients in a food is important as well, but not particularly helpful if those nutrients do not get absorbed and therefore used by the body.

NY to Give Vaccines to Minors Without Parental Consent
Gaia Health - On Monday, May 6, a new bill is to be brought to the New York State Assembly floor which will allow licensed physicians to administer preventative medical care for sexually transmitted diseases, including vaccines to minors without their parent’s permission. This will include the vaccinations for hepatitis B and HPV.

The Dangers of Fluoride-Based Antibiotics, Plus Natural Solutions
Natural Society - There is a silent mini-epidemic among several people now who have experienced very severe consequences from a particular type of antibiotic that is too frequently prescribed for even minor infections. Those antibiotics are fluoroquinolone based: Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Levaquin, Avelox, and Tequin.

Nearly All Turkey Is Contaminated with Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Gaia Health - In a report that clearly documents modern Agribusiness’ utter lack of faith, Consumer Reports shows that the vast majority of ground turkey sold in the United States is contaminated with drug-resistant disease organisms, half with fecal bacteria.

Science & Technology

Internet sales tax passes Senate
USA Today - The bill, which passed the Senate 69-27, now heads to the House, where it faces an uncertain future because some Republicans view it as a tax increase. President Obama has said he supports the bill.

Google set to unveil subscriptions for specialist YouTube videos
Financial Times - Google is on the verge of unveiling an à la carte subscription service for some of YouTube’s specialist video channels, to finance a broader range of content and add a second revenue stream to the digital video market leader.... The subscription service will enable channel operators to produce different content, such as TV shows and films, a person familiar with the plan said.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

EPA Slapped with Lawsuit over Ongoing Bee Deaths
Dr. Mercola - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to protect bees from neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a lawsuit against the agency, filed by beekeepers and environmental groups. Said Paul Towers, spokesperson for the Pesticide Action Network (PAN),

Woman’s Survival Garden Seized and Destroyed by Authorities
A woman from Tulsa, Oklahoma is suing the city’s code enforcement teams after they illegally cut down her entire survival garden. Denise Morrison, who started the garden after becoming unemployed, had over 100 medicinal and edible plants in her front and back yard.


Amazing Talent
Listen to this young lady, Jackie Evancho sing the song called "To Believe"


Today in History - Monday -  May 6, 2013
1794 - The United States Post Office was established.
1846 - The first major battle of the Mexican War was fought. The battle occurred in Palo Alto, TX.
1886 - Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invented what would later be called "Coca-Cola."
1904 - U.S. Marines landed in Tangier to protect the Belgian legation.
1914 - The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
1919 - The first transatlantic flight took-off by a navy seaplane.
1921 - Sweden abolished capital punishment.
1943 - The Germans suppressed a revolt by Polish Jews and destroyed the Warsaw Ghetto.
1945 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe.
1958 - U.S. President Eisenhower ordered the National Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green became the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
1960 - Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Soviet Union resumed.
1967 - Muhammad Ali was indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army.
1973 - Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.
1978 - David R. Berkowitz, known as the "Son of Sam," pled guilty to six murder charges.
1985 - "New Coke" was released to the public on the 99th anniversary of Coca-Cola.
1986 - Reporters were told that 84,000 people had been evacuated from areas near the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Soviet Ukraine.
1998 - A pipe burst leaving a million residents without water in Malaysia's capital area. This added to four days of shortages that 2 million already faced.
1999 - The first female cadet graduated from The Citadel military college.

World News

 Video: Syrian Bomb Leaves Mushroom Cloud

RT has managed to speak to local journalist Abdallah Mawazini, for a report on the latest developments. “When the explosion happened in Damascus, all the houses were shaken. There was dust everywhere.  ”Everyone woke up, most of the people ran downstairs – to make sure they are safe. Now we are getting more information. The sound of the explosion was heard everywhere in Damascus. People are scared.”

Crushing response awaits Israel for aggression against Syria: Iran
Press TV - Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says Israel’s acts of aggression against Syria will not go unanswered and Tel Aviv will receive a “crushing response.”

Tel Aviv will suffer again over attack on Syria: Syrian deputy FM
Press TV - In an exclusive interview with the CNN on Sunday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad said, “When they attack, this is a declaration of war. This is not something that is (new).”

Israeli PM visits China after Syria strikes
AP - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Israel after a meeting of his security Cabinet and arrived in China for a scheduled visit on Monday, a possible indication that Israel does not expect an immediate retaliation.

Turkey to hold drills near Syria border
Press TV - Turkey’s army will stage military exercises in the southern province of Adana near the border with Syria amid the ongoing turmoil in its neighboring Arab country.

Intelligence alert over terror attack on US consulate in Mumbai
India Times - The Western Naval command headquarters has alerted the city police about the threat of a bomb attack on the US consulate here on July 21. The intelligence was shared with reference to an anonymous letter received by the consulate-general and American Centre in Kolkata, threatening to attack both places.

Unprovoked Attack on Syria: US-backed Israel Commits Egregious International Crime
Tony Cartalucci - Unprovoked, Israel has attacked Syria numerous times over the past 2 days, including attacks on the Syrian capital of Damascus, in what appears to be a series of intentional provocations designed to drag the region into a wider conflict its US sponsors can then enter militarily.

‘Israel used depleted uranium shells in air strike’ – Syrian source
RT - Israel used "a new type of weapon", a senior official at the Syrian military facility that came under attack from the Israeli Air Force told RT. “When the explosion happened it felt like an earthquake,” said the source, who was present near the attack site on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday morning. “Then a giant golden mushroom of fire appeared. This tells us that Israel used depleted uranium shells.”

VIDEO: Israeli Air Strike Targeted Chicken Farm, Civilian Infrastructure
Live Leak - In addition to an arms site, Israel’s air strike on Syria targeted civilian infrastructure as well as a chicken farm.

Did Israel Invade Lebanon?
Kurt Nimmo - According to the Israeli intelligence asset DEBKAfile, the IDF crossed into Lebanon following a second Israeli attack on a military research facility located on the outskirts of Damascus early Sunday morning.

Karzai denies CIA cash bought support of Afghan warlords, asks US to continue payments
RT - Afghan President Hamid Karzai denies that CIA cash delivered to his office each month was used to buy the support of warlords who could tip the country into another civil war. Karzai insists the cash was used for above-board purposes.

China food scandal: Rat meat sold as lamb meat
(NaturalNews) Chinese authorities say they broke up a 900-person criminal ring that harvested meat from rats and other animals to be modified and sold as lamb meat. This "rat meat" appeared in markets in Jiangsu province and Shanghai.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

DHS Seeks Millions More Rounds of Ammunition
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Homeland Security has released a market survey asking companies if they are able to provide 2 million rounds of ammunition within a short time period, increasing concerns that the federal agency is continuing its arms build up in preparation for domestic unrest.

VIDEO: Tsarnaev's widow under new scrutiny as investigators find radical Islamist material on her computer
RT - Investigators are ramping up their focus on Katherine Russell, the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect and alleged planner Tamerlan Tsarnaev after an inspection of her computer turned up radical Islamist material, law enforcement sources said.

Lock Down Garden Grove: Dangerous Mental Patient on the Loose - Should the residents of Garden Grove, California expect their city to be locked down? After Boston was locked down as cops pursued an unarmed teenager, it may be a possibility.

Radio Host to Lead Armed March on DC July 4th 'To Put Gov't on Notice that We Won't be Intimidated'
CNS News - Libertarian activist and radio host, Adam Kokesh plans to lead an armed march on Washington, D.C. this Independence Day. Launched as a group on Facebook, the "Open Carry March on Washington" hopes to get 1,000 supporters to march into the nation's capital with loaded rifles.

VIDEO: Kent State was 43 years ago May 4th
Daily Paul - "Ohio" is a protest song written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, and performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Here is an in depth article...

Nuclear incident drills to start Monday across Montana - A national exercise, known as NUWAIX 2013, which is executed by U.S. Northern Command and sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, will bring about 1,000 people to Montana throughout the exercise.

The New Normal: Boston Bombing Suspect Interrogated Without Counsel
Kurt Nimmo - According to lawyers Derege Demissie and Susan Church, Robel Phillipos, the teenager accused of lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings, was interrogated without the benefit of a lawyer.

RT Claims Boston Bombing Was A False Flag Attack
Liberty Crier - From the Youtube Description: Triggers pulled on 4th, 2nd & 1st Amendments distracted by flag waving; clunky FBI propaganda; and unleash the War on Bathtubs. Seek truth from facts with former Marine Corps officer James Fetzer, editor of Storyleak Anthony Gucciardi, the Corbett Report’s James Corbett, Questioning the War on Terror author Kevin Barrett, Boston eyewitnesses, and Fmr. Rep. Ron Paul.

Post-Boston: Now You Have to Prove You’re Not a Terrorist
Kurt Nimmo - In a Christian Science Monitor article covering the case of Cameron D’Ambrosio – the teenager who supposedly made terroristic threats on his Facebook page – a New York cop is quoted as saying government needs to implement a zero tolerance approach to online speech after the Boston bombing.

875,000 On Suspected Terrorist Watch List
Reuters – The number of names on a highly classified U.S. central database used to track suspected terrorists has jumped to 875,000 from 540,000 only five years ago, a U.S. official familiar with the matter said.

Guantanamo Camp Burns Through $900,000 A Year Per Inmate
Reuters - The Pentagon estimates it spends about $150 million each year to operate the prison and military court system at the U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, which was set up 11 years ago to house foreign terrorism suspects. With 166 inmates currently in custody, that amounts to an annual cost of $903,614 per prisoner.

VIDEO: Free Shotguns In Chicago: Armed Citizen Project Wants To Arm Single Women, Homeowners
Huffington Post - A gun advocacy group announced this weekend their hope to distribute free shotguns to unarmed people living in some of the most high-crime areas of 15 U.S. cities, including Chicago.


VIDEO: DeMint on Immigration: If people read the bill, it will be blocked
National Review - ”There’s no reason we can’t begin to fix our immigration system so that we won’t make [these problems] worse. But the bill that’s being presented is unfair to those who came here legally, it will cost Americans trillions of dollars, it will make our unlawful immigration system worse.”

U.S. Will Need to Create 'Unprecedented' 35 Million New Jobs if Immigration Bill Passes
CNS News - Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, held a conference call today on the immigration bill proposed by the "Gang of 8" and said it will bring 30 million immigrants to the United States over the course of 10 years and would devastate the American workforce.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 5-6-2013 ~ Federal Reserve Blows More Bubbles
Last week at its regular policy-setting meeting, the Federal Reserve announced it would double down on the policies that have failed to produce anything but a stagnant economy. It was a disappointing, but not surprising, move.

US suicide rates surge, surpass road fatalities
RT - More Americans now die of suicide than from car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a disturbing statistic that some experts say points to the true depths of the US economic crisis.

Brewer stops plans to make gold, silver legal tender in Arizona
East Valley Tribune - Gov. Jan Brewer refused Thursday to make Arizona the second state in the nation to declare privately minted gold and silver coins, bars and ingots to be legal tender in the state. In vetoing the measure, Brewer said she shares the concerns of proponents that the dollar isn't worth what it used to be. And she said it's likely to get worse "as a result of an unsustainable federal deficit.''

Energy & Environment

Toxic pesticides burn up in California wildfire
RT - Hazmat teams are trying to contain a massive California wildfire that is threatening 2,000 homes. Locals are being warned not to inhale the smoke – especially since highly toxic pesticides have caught fire and are releasing dangerous chemical fumes.

Al-Qaida planned U.S. forest fires
WND - A June 25 FBI memo to United States law enforcement agencies revealed a senior al-Qaida detainee claimed to have developed a plan to start midsummer forest fires in the U.S.

World’s Largest Wild Salmon Population Threatened by Giant Alaskan Mine - The EPA’s latest assessment states that the development of the mine would destroy as much as 4,800 acres of wetlands, and nearly 100 miles of streams, including the natural habitat of the 37.5 million sockeye salmon, the world’s largest wild salmon population) that travel each year to the Bristol Bay watershed to spawn.

Top Insecticide Devastating Aquatic Insects, Threatening Environmental Stability
Natural Society - Just days after the EU announced a ban on the insecticide linked to bee deaths, a new study finds that the insecticide is killing off aquatic life.


Study finds berries clear amyloid brain tangles to help fight Alzheimer's dementia
(NaturalNews)A research team from the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University provides evidence to demonstrate how diets supplemented with blueberries and strawberries improve behavior and cognitive functions in a well established animal model known to parallel human metabolism.

Rosemary's aroma may enhance memory and health
(NaturalNews) A new study suggests that essential oil can boost brain performance. The scent of essential oil rosemary could boost brain performance and help boost a person's health.

Splenda (Sucralose) Found To Have Diabetes-Promoting Effects
Activist Post - Promoted for decades as a "safe" sugar alternative, presumably to prevent or reduce symptoms of diabetes, Splenda (sucralose) has been found to have diabetes-promoting effects in human subjects.

Diabetes Drugs Cost $45 Billion/Year: Why are we Using Tax Dollars to Buy 400,000 Tons of Sugar?
Natural Society - It should be alarming to know that diabetes drugs are costing us $35 billion a year while a great deal of money is being spent on diabetes-fueling sugar.

Nanoparticles: The Tiniest Toxin
Activist Post - Research at Cornell University, led by Dr. Michael Shuler, studied how large doses of polystyrene nanoparticles – a common, FDA-approved substance found in substances ranging from food additives to vitamins – affected the absorption of iron: According to the study, high-intensity, short-term exposure to the particles initially blocked iron absorption, whereas longer-term exposure caused intestinal cell structures to change, allowing for a compensating uptick in iron absorption.

Turmeric Spice is a 'Superfood Secret' for Healthy Fat Loss
Natural Society - The spice turmeric may be one of the most powerful substances when it comes to healthy fat loss. Time to start cooking with the spice!

Zinc Prevents Sickness by Boosting the Body's Immune Response, Fights Inflammation
Natural Society - A research team from Ohio State University discovered that zinc “gently taps the breaks” on an immune response, helping to prevent damaging inflammation.

The Top 14 Fruits and Veggies to Buy Organic - The Environmental Working Group has released its 2013 list of The Dirty Dozen Plus and The Clean Fifteen. The suggestions given by EWG are based strictly on the levels of contamination from pesticide. The Clean 15 list does contain items that are potentially genetically modified, so you must be aware of this fact when shopping, as I recommend strict avoidance of GMOs.

Dandelion: Your medicinal powerhouse go-to herb for spring cleansing
(NaturalNews) Dandelion is a common weed flower that is usually considered somewhat of a nuisance by fastidious lawn keepers. It can grow wild anywhere. But this weed with it's cute little yellow flowers packs a punch medicinally.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?
Guardian - The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy. But a seemingly spontaneous admission this week by a former FBI counterterrorism agent provides a rather startling acknowledgment of just how vast and invasive these surveillance activities are.

3D-Printed Handgun Prompts Congressman To Propose Impotent Legislation - The legislation (PDF) that Rep. Israel proposes (that's the nervous fellow himself to the right) would establish a "security exemplar" as a standard that all homemade firearms would have to meet. Any weapon less detectable would be illegal. A similar restriction would be extended to homemade ammunition magazines.

Staples becomes first US retailer to sell 3D printers - While 3D printers having been for sale for quite a while now, it seems they’re gaining enough popularity to begin selling in major retail stores.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

As honey bee numbers drop, U.S. sees threat to food supply - Honey bee colonies have been dying and the number of colonies has more than halved since 1947, said the report by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Agriculture Department. The decline raises doubt about whether honey bees can fulfill their crucial role in pollinating crops that play a role in about one-third of all food and beverages sold in the United States, the report said.

Study Connects High Fructose Corn Syrup to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
Intel Hub - A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found a possible link between the practice of feeding commercial honeybees high-fructose corn syrup and the collapse of honeybee colonies around the world. The study was published by a team of entomologists at the University of Illinois.

Heirloom Cabbage Varieties and Other Brassicas
Mother Earth News - Get the scoop on heirloom brassica varieties to grow, harvesting and storing cabbage, seed saving, and much more.

Pet News

VIDEO: The Alarming Proposed Rabies Vaccination Bill That Could Threaten Your Pet's Life
Dr. Becker - California Assembly Bill AB 272 is proposing new vaccine legislation that will require puppies in California to receive the rabies vaccine at 12 weeks rather than 16 weeks.... A primary concern is that too-early rabies vaccination can interfere with residual maternal antibodies, with the result that puppies presumed to be immunized against the disease, will not be.


35 Reasons You Should Never Be Without Vinegar
Activist Post - I love vinegar. It is non-toxic, inexpensive and with the addition of a few drops of essential oil, it even smells good. Of course you can not use it in cooking that way but heck, cooking with vinegar is way down there on my list of uses.

Today in History - Friday -  May 3, 2013
1802 - Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city.
1859 - France declared war on Austria.
1888 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Works.
1921 - West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.
1926 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua and stayed until 1933.
1933 - The U.S. Mint was under the direction of a woman for the first time when Nellie Ross took the position.
1937 - Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With The Wind."
1944 - Wartime rationing of most grades of meats ended in the U.S.
1944 - Dr. Robert Woodward and Dr. William Doering produced the first synthetic quinine at Harvard University.
1948 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.
1952 - The first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.
1968 - After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retook Dai Do complex in Vietnam. They found that the North Vietnamese had evacuated the area.
1971 - Anti-war protesters began four days of demonstrations in Washington, DC.
1971 - James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King's assassin, was caught in a jailbreak attempt.
1988 - The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband's activities.
1992 - Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles, CA. The riots, that killed 53 people, began after the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King.
1997 - The "Republic of Texas" surrendered to authorities ending an armed standoff where two people were held hostage. The group asserts the independence of Texas from the U.S.
1999 - Mark Manes, at age 22, was arrested for supplying a gun to Eric Harris and Dylan Kleibold, who later killed 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado.
1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 11,000 for the first time.
2000 - The trial of two Libyans accused of killing 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 (over Lockerbie) opened.
2006 - In Alexandria, VA, Al-Quaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui was given a sentence of life in prison for his role in the terrorist attack on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.

World News

VIDEO: Hagel: US administration mulls arming Syrian rebels
RT - The US is rethinking arming Syrian opposition fighters, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Speaking at a Pentagon news conference, he stressed the Obama administration is considering a range of options.

N Korea nukes could reach US: Pentagon
Press TV - The Pentagon said in a report to the US Congress issued on Thursday that North Korea’s Taepodong-2 missile, with continued development, might finally become capable of reaching parts of the United States if it is configured as an intercontinental ballistic missile.

'France to slide into recession in 2013’
Press TV - The European Commission says France will enter into recession in 2013 with a negative growth of 0.1 percent, Spain’s budget deficit will resurge to seven percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, and Cyprus will head into sharp recession with its GDP predicted to fall 12.6 percent over the next two years.

IMF sees little alternative to austerity
Press TV - “Returning to out-of-control deficits is not an option. Stimulus programs are impossible as these could only be financed by more debt,” said Lagarde.

'US rights report aims to pressure Iran'
Press TV - Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani says the US State Department’s "fake" human rights report against Iran simply aimed to exert more pressure on Tehran.

Bolivia expels USAID for conspiracy
Press TV - Bolivian President Evo Morales says he will expel the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from the country, accusing the agency of seeking to "conspire against" the Bolivian people and government.

Pentagon deploys small number of troops to war-torn Mali
Washington Post - The Pentagon has deployed a small number of troops to Mali to support allied forces fighting there, despite repeated pledges by the Obama administration not to put “boots on the ground” in the war-torn African country.

U.S. Denounces North Korea Sentencing
WSJ - The Obama administration lashed out at North Korea and called for the immediate release of an American citizen sentenced by Pyongyang this week to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly committing "hostile acts" against the isolated communist country.

‘UK paid a high price in Afghanistan’
Press TV - British Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted that Britain has "paid a very high price” in Afghanistan after the Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed new casualties in the Asian country.

H7N9 bird flu causes 27th death in China
Press TV - Medical experts worry about the possibility of the H7N9 virus mutating into a form easily transmissible between humans. Chinese health authorities have confirmed the so-called "family clusters", where members of a single family have contracted the virus.

Senior Scientists Attack Chinese Researchers for Creating New Strains of Influenza Virus
The Independent - Experts warn new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human flu could escape causing global pandemic killing millions.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Tsarnaevs planned Independence Day attack, Dzhokhar tells investigators
RT - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, has told FBI interrogators that he and his brother had considered suicide attacks for the Fourth of July, the United States' Independence Day, before settling on April 15.

South Carolina House passes nullification bill to make Obamacare a crime - The South Carolina state House on Wednesday passed a so-called “nullification” bill that is declares President Barack Obama’s health care reform law to be “null and void,” and criminalizes it’s implementation. The South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act was passed by a state House vote of 65 to 39.

Americans Warned: Home Schoolers Stripped of Rights
Recently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said that home schooling is not a parent’s right. It is a statement some are saying should frighten American parents. Two of the worst nations for home-schoolers are Germany and Sweden. If you want to see what things might be like if home schooling was banned in America, travel to Sweden, where the government controls education and the home schooling movement has been crushed.

Mo. Gov. Nixon caught red-handed in concealed carry permit holder list leak scandal - Not only has Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon now admitted that he lied about submitting the names of concealed carry license holders to the federal government, but there’s a paper trail to boot. New evidence proves that Nixon, a Democrat, had not ordered his administration to submit the lists, but that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano personally thanked him for doing so in a letter.

Missouri moving to protect parental rights from federal tyranny over medicine, education and discipline of children
(NaturalNews) A number of Missouri lawmakers are supporting an amendment to the state constitution that essentially formalizes the fundamental right of parents to raise their children as they see fit.

Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant
From the Trenches - The owners of Collegno’s Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban, which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.

New York Shop Fined $60,000 for Selling Lighter Gun Look-alike
NY Daily News - US Camera & Computers says the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs was “arbitrary and capricious” when it fined the store in 2011.

YouTube: It Can't Happen Here!
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VIDEO: MSNBC Guest Who Attacked Infowars Exposed
Paul Joseph Watson - Roger Nicholson accused Infowars of being insensitive to Boston victims yet jokes on video about people being blown up. [Warning explicit language in second video]

VIDEO: Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton Guilty Of "Dereliction Of Duty" On Benghazi - We've been asking for months to interview those who were there. How can we try to prevent something like this from happening again if we don't exactly know what happened and what went wrong there.

VIDEO: Report: U.S. Government Worked with Bin Laden and His Top Lieutenant 3 Months AFTER 9/11 - The ACLU described [Former FBI translator] Edmonds as: The most gagged person in the history of the United States of America. And famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says that Edmonds possesses information “far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers”.

VIDEO: Obama’s SS is Here NOW
John Galt - The name which struck terror into the German people who still believed in freedom and wanted their nation to remain a peaceful, respectable member within the international community. Nazi Germany’s SS was a force for terror and intimidation, creating an aura of fear within the citizenry and horror for the remainder of the world watching the spectacle of a police state far more brutal than any in human history up to that time.

Obama Makes May 1st "Loyalty Day" for Citizens to Reaffirm Allegiance to US
Activist Post - In a Presidential Proclamation signed April 30th, President Obama declared May 1st to be "Loyalty Day" in America from this day forward so citizens can reaffirm their allegiance to the United States.

Floridians Encouraged to Report Neighbors Who “Hate Government”
Paul Joseph Watson - A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat.

It’s Not About Guns: Gun Control Is People Control
Anthony Gucciardi - Gun free zones don’t lower crime rates or even prevent mass shootings, so what do they do? Gun control allows megalomaniacal politicians to exercise control over law-abiding citizens through unconstitutional legislation that paves the way towards eroding the Bill of Rights at large.

Statistics Show You Are NOT Going to Be Killed by Terrorism - The U.S. Department of State reports that only 17 U.S. citizens were killed worldwide as a result of terrorism in 2011. That figure includes deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq and all other theaters of war. In contrast, the American agency which tracks health-related issues – the U.S. Centers for Disease Control – rounds up the most prevalent causes of death in the United States...

Court OKs Barring Smart People From Becoming Cops (Really) - Reader Ryan McCormick sends this amazing story from ABC News. Robert Jordan wanted to be a cop and he applied for a job as such in New London, Connecticut. His problem? He scored too high on the IQ proxy test and was thus excluded from consideration.


Feds Investigating Blythe Masters Over Energy Market Manipulation, Obstruction of Justice, Perjury - The NYTimes Dealbook reports tonight that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) intends to take action against JP Morgan and Blythe Masters over manipulative trading schemes in the Michigan and California energy markets.

IRS to Spy on Our Shopping Records, Travel, Social Interactions
Washington’s Blog - Starting this year, the IRS tools will be able to track all credit card transactions, for starters. The agency has also instructed agents on using online sources such as social media and e-commerce sites including eBay, as well as the rich data generated by mobile devices.

Energy & Environment

30 Toxic Chemicals Found at Exxon Pipeline Spill Site in Arkansas - The chemicals included include benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, n-hexane and xylenes. Exposure to ethylbenzene and benzene can cause cancer and birth defects, while the inhalation of n-hexane can damage the nervous system and produce numbness, muscular weakness, blurred vision, headaches and fatigue.


Your doctor may be misleading you about your lab results and what's 'normal'
(NaturalNews) According to Dr. Lee Hieb, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery and a past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a free market medical organization, the term "normal" can be used - and misused - in describing the results of lab tests taken by your physician.

More research verifies powerful anti-cancer properties of turmeric
(NaturalNews) A growing body of research continues to pile up, showing that turmeric and its naturally occurring compounds have potent anti-cancer properties.... Although many studies have been performed on curcumin rather than on turmeric root itself, it is important to note that the body absorbs curcumin much more effectively from the root than from supplements.

Include these seven brain superfoods in your daily diet for optimum functioning
(NaturalNews) You probably know enough about neurological excitoxins such as aspartame and MSG to avoid them, right? If not, plug in those terms in the NaturalNews search window at the top of the site's page and explore NaturalNews archives. Those are the bad guys. Let's proceed with a list of the good guys.

Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?
AP - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to deliver a review this year of whether triclosan is safe. The ruling, which will determine whether triclosan continues to be used in household cleaners, could have implications for a $1 billion industry that includes hundreds of antibacterial products from toothpaste to toys.

Skin Probiotics Offer Best Defense Against MRSA Infections
Green Med Info - Researchers from the University of California at San Diego have determined that healthy skin bacteria serve as defense mechanisms against infection, and can fight off even the sometimes deadly MRSA infection.

DHA from fish oil improves aggression and impulsivity
(NaturalNews) A study of the effect of DHA and vitamin supplements on aggressive and impulsive behaviors showed that DHA, but not the vitamins, had a positive effect.

Food investigations: Welch's fruit juice cocktails contain more corn than fruit: 80% water and high fructose corn syrup
(NaturalNews) If you buy fruit juices at your local grocery store, you might notice the Welch's brand juices sold in refrigerated cartons. Welch's calls them "refrigerated cocktails" and offers exotic-sounding flavors like Strawberry Peach, Dragon Fruit Mango Cocktail and Orange Pineapple Apple.

Subway's deception
(NaturalNews) Did you ever hear of a chemical ingredient called azodicarbonamide? Me either. It's banned as a food additive in the U.K., Europe, and Australia. But not at Subway. Interestingly enough, if you get caught using it in Singapore you get up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $450,000. And why? Because it's primary use is in the production of foamed plastics.

Science & Technology

Brain Region Found to Control Aging - For the first time, a brain region has been found that may control aging throughout the whole body, a new study reports. A signaling pathway in the brain region known as the hypothalamus could speed up or slow down aging in mice. If it applies in humans, the discovery could open up possibilities for slowing age-related diseases and increasing life span.

VIDEO: Tiny Device Will Detect Domestic Drones
US News & World Report - A Washington, D.C.-based engineer is working on the "Drone Shield," a small, Wi-Fi-connected device that uses a microphone to detect a drone's "acoustic signatures" (sound frequency and spectrum) when it's within range.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Common backyard weeds for dinner? Delicious and nutrient rich fare at your fingertips that won't break the bank
(NaturalNews) Instead of signing over your entire paycheck for organic produce, have you considered the bounty of nourishing fare growing wild right in your own backyard? Not surprisingly, edible weeds have come back into vogue as food prices continue to rise and budgets tighten.

Companion Planting: Make efficient use of your space and attract beneficial insects.
Organic Gardening - Scientific study of companion planting has confirmed that some combinations have real benefits unique to those combinations. And practical experience has demonstrated to many gardeners how to mate certain plants for their mutual benefit.

Pet News

Warning To Dog Owners: Xylitol Quick Death - While Xylitol is safe for humans, it can be harmful to dogs. The compound doesn't affect glucose levels in people, but when ingested by dogs it can cause a dangerous surge of insulin. (In as little as 15 minutes, the blood sugar of a dog that has eaten gum containing Xylitol may register a marked drop in blood sugar.) At higher doses, Xylitol is believed toxic to the canine liver. Just three grams of Xylitol can kill a 65-pound dog.

Today in History - Thursday -  May 2, 2013
1776 - France and Spain agreed to donate arms to American rebels fighting the British.
1797 - A mutiny in the British navy spread from Spithead to the rest of the fleet.
1798 - The black General Toussaint L’ouverture forced British troops to agree to evacuate the port of Santo Domingo.
1808 - The citizens of Madrid rose up against Napoleon.
1813 - Napoleon defeated a Russian and Prussian army at Grossgorschen.
1863 - Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was wounded by his own men in the battle of Chancellorsville, VA. He died 8 days later.
1865 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson offered $100,000 reward for the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
1885 - The magazine "Good Housekeeping" was first published.
1890 - The Oklahoma Territory was organized.
1919 - The first U.S. air passenger service started.
1926 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua to put down a revolt and to protect U.S. interests. They did not depart until 1933.
1933 - Hitler banned trade unions in Germany.
1941 - Hostilities broke out between British forces in Iraq and that country’s pro-German faction.
1941 - The FCC agreed to let regular scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations begin on July 1, 1941. This was the start of network television.
1945 - Russians took Berlin after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting. The Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.
1946 - Prisoners revolted at California's Alcatraz prison.
1970 - Student anti-war protesters at Ohio's Kent State University burn down the campus ROTC building. The National Guard took control of the campus.
1974 - Former U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
1993 - Authorities said that they had recovered the remains of David Koresh from the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, TX.
1994 - Nelson Mandela claimed victory after South Africa's first democratic elections.
1999 - In Panama, Mireya Moscoso de Grubar, of the Armulfista Party, was elected president.

World News

Video of Bagram Plane Crash Emerges
An unidentified individual has allegedly captured Monday’s cargo plane crash near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, that killed its seven crew members.
The video was posted to Live Leak and You Tube Tuesday. Pentagon officials have seen the video and are working to confirm its authenticity. Read More...

North Korea sentences American to 15 years hard labor
RT - North Korea’s Supreme Court has sentenced Kenneth Bae, an American citizen, to 15 years' hard labor on charges that he committed crimes against the state.

US training al-Qaeda in Jordan: Report
Press TV - Fresh evidence has surfaced shedding light on the role of foreign countries, the US in particular, in providing training and assistance to the militants and al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria.

UN calls force-feeding at Guantanamo ‘torture’ - The UN bases its position on that of the World Medical Association, which consists of 102 nations including the United States, Coville explained. The international organization, a watchdog for ethics in healthcare, said back in 1991 that forcible feeding is “a form of inhuman treatment” and “never ethnically acceptable.”

Syrian army advancing in city of Homs
Press TV - The Syrian army has made advancements against the foreign-backed militants in the western city of Homs, gaining control of the city’s central district of Wadi al-Sayeh.

‘M23 suspends peace talks with Congo’
Press TV - The March 23 movement (M23) rebels say they have put peace talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s government on hold over a UN mandate authorizing a brigade to attack the militant group in the country’s east.

Portuguese protest spending cuts
Press TV - The Wednesday’s protests targeted not only the country’s political leaders but also officials of the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, who are in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, for a quarterly evaluation of Portugal’s €78-billion (about $102 billion) bailout program.

Stealing Syria’s Oil: The EU Al-Qaeda Oil Consortium
Global Research - The decision of the European Union to lift the embargo on Syrian government’s energy exports by importing oil from the ‘armed opposition’ is another flagrant violation of international law.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Boston police take three Boston Marathon bombing suspects into custody - A spokeswoman at the Boston police department directed all questions on the suspects to the FBI, which has yet to disclose their identities. The Boston Globe reports, citing an unnamed police source, that the suspects are three college students and that they are suspected of aiding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after he allegedly bombed the marathon.

Guantanamo attorney dead in apparent suicide
RT - The body of Andy P. Hart, a 38-year-old US federal public defender, was found last week with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to Truthout, an investigative blog, news of the attorney’s death came only this Wednesday from an investigator working on Guantanamo detainees’ habeas corpus petitions. That investigator requested anonymity.

The Defense-VA-Vendor Conference Nobody Wants You to Know About
An outfit called the Defense Strategies Institute will hold a conference in Alexandria, Va., May 15-16 on the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments’ planned integrated electronic health record featuring high ranking speakers from both departments. Any vendor who wants to attend can do so. But the media will be prohibited.
Why no press coverage of a discussion that affects every member of the military and millions of veterans?

Pentagon May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith
Breitbart - The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”.

VIDEO: DIY Law Enforcement in Cash-Strapped Oregon County
Liberty Crier - “They will not send an officer out, so we are on our own totally,” says Sam Nichols, co-founder of Citizens Against Crime. CAC is a group of around 20 armed volunteers who have been conducting routine patrols in and around O’Brien, Oregon since last summer. CAC patrols “are always a minimum of two people,” says Nichols, precisely because they want to avoid the kind of thing “that happened in Florida, the case where Zimmerman shot the boy.”

US senators introduce bill to prevent government departments from stockpiling ammo
(NaturalNews) The bill, according to a statement from Sen. Inhofe, would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a report on the purchasing of ammunition by federal agencies, except the Department of Defense, and its effect on the supply of ammunition available to the public.

Explosive Gun Control Documentary ‘Disarmed’ by Anthony Gucciardi Released For Free Online
Anthony Gucciardi - The explosive gun control documentary Disarmed: A History of Gun Control, which examines the true statistics behind firearm use and gun control legislation, has released for free online.

US Army Warns of May 2nd Terror Threat
Paul Joseph Watson - The Department of Defense and the US Army are warning of a possible terror threat to coincide with the second anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden, according to a memo sent to Infowars by a source based at Fort Hood.

VIDEO/ARTICLE: FBI Whistleblower Says That The CIA Was Involved in The Boston Bombings
Intel Hub - FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds who is familiar with Graham Fuller’s involvement in backing terrorist operations overseas has stepped forward with new details about Fuller.

Oregon Teachers Traumatized by Unannounced Shooter Drill - Panic erupted on Friday at Pine Eagle Charter school in rural Oregon when two masked men carrying handguns burst into a teachers’ lounge and opened fire. After the initial chaos, the terrified teachers realized the guns were firing blanks and that they were the subject of an unannounced shooter drill.

Poll: More Republicans think armed revolution is needed, truth about Sandy Hook school shooting being covered up - The poll found that overall, 29 percent of Americans think an armed revolution might be needed in the next few years, with another 5 percent unsure. Only 18 percent of Democrats took that view, compared with 44 percent of Republicans and 27 percent of independents.

Nullify the Fed! Arizona Constitutional Tender Bill on the Governor’s Desk for a Signature
Activist Post - The Arizona state senate concurred with the house on Senate Bill by a vote of 18-0, sending the legislation to Governor Jan Brewer’s desk for a signature. SB1439, the Constitutional Tender Act, allows businesses and the state government to accept payments in gold or silver. It specifies that legal tender in Arizona consists of all of the following...

You Are The Hope — Paul Craig Roberts - If there is hope, you are it. You are motivated to find truth. You can think outside the box. You can see through propaganda. You are the remnant with the common sense that once was a common American virtue.


Bank of Ireland doubles tracker rate mortgages overnight affecting 13,500 UK customers
Thousands of homeowners are facing a huge increase in their mortgage repayments after the Bank of Ireland doubled rates overnight.

Foreign Holdings of US Securities Have Exploded
CNBC News - Foreigners now hold more than $13 trillion in American securities, a record set as the U.S. seeks to assert itself as the safest port in troubled global waters. China and Japan combined owned more than $3.4 trillion, including $2.4 trillion in debt, a number that has grown since the data set was compiled.

Only a Question of “When” That the Lights Get Turned Off & Deliveries of Metals Cease! - ABN Amro notified customers 2-3 weeks ago that their supposedly ALLOCATED metal would not be delivered. How can this be IF it was truly “allocated”? The only plausible reason that customer “allocated” metal would not be delivered is because it was previously “re” allocated to someone else and is no longer in the vault. There can be NO other explanation.

VIDEO: 22 Facts That Prove That The Bottom 90 Percent Of America Is Systematically Getting Poorer
Economic Collapse - The United States is supposed to be a land of opportunity with a vibrant free market system that enables average people to make better lives for themselves. Unfortunately, free enterprise is being strangled to death in the United States today. Entrepreneurs and small business are being pounded into oblivion by rules, regulations, red tape and oppressive levels of taxation.

Energy & Environment

Fresh ExxonMobil pipeline spill hits Missouri
RT - The 70-year-old Pegasus pipeline, which released thousands of barrels of tar sands oil in Arkansas, has now caused another, albeit far smaller incident in Ripley County, Missouri, 200 miles north of Mayflower, Arkansas.

US database containing dam vulnerabilities breached
RT - An online database containing information on 79,000 dams throughout the US was compromised for several months by a hacker, according to a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers. Analysts reportedly traced the hack to China.


Americans are over-diagnosed and over-treated for depression, according to a new study
Refreshing News - "Depression over-diagnosis and over-treatment is common in the U.S. and frankly the numbers are staggering," said Ramin J. Mojtabai, PhD, author of the study and an associate professor with the Bloomberg School's Department of Mental Health.

Licorice a Lesser Known Solution for Acid Reflux
Natural Society - You don't need to pharmaceutical drugs to treat acid reflux. In fact, one lesser known natural solution for treating acid reflux is licorice.

Seven amazing spring superfoods
(NaturalNews) In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring is a time for rejuvenation and regeneration. Outdoor nature reflects this as foliage returns and flowers blossom while birds fill the air with their celebratory singing.

7 foods to detoxify and rejuvenate the body
(NaturalNews) Why should we care about detoxification? Because millions of people are needlessly (unconsciously) suffering from fatigue, headaches, insomnia, allergies, depression and a host of degenerative diseases due to excessive exposure to toxic substances.

VIDEO: Amazing Video of Garlic Preventing Chemically Induced Cancer
Green Med TV - Garlic and flavonoid phytonutrients found in fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains appear to protect against DNA damage induced by mutagenic chemicals found in cooked meat.

3 Studies Linking Beans with Cancer Prevention
Natural Society - Beans are both rich sources of protein and fiber, and contain valuable antioxidants. It’s these characteristics that are tied to the cancer-preventing properties of the foods and that should motivate you to add more to your diet. Numerous studies have linked beans and legumes with cancer prevention.

Make Your Own Natural Sunscreen - With warm sunny days fast approaching (hopefully right?) pale folks like me start planning the annual easy-bake avoidance strategy.

Up to 100% Vaccinated Sheep Contract Chronic Neurological Syndrome: Study
Gaia Health - Bluetongue can be a deadly disease of sheep. The standard approach to an outbreak is vaccination, vaccination, & more vaccination. A new study shows that these vaccines cause an autoimmune neurological disorder called ASIA—the same that vaccines can induce in humans. This study of Spanish sheep provides a frightening look into its frequency and severity. What does it mean in humans?

‘Obamacare’ Poll Finds 42% of Americans Unaware It’s Law
ABC News - “Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land,” the report says, “including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is.”

Science & Technology

Mozilla may take legal action against company behind FinFisher for masking surveillance virus as Firefox
Activist Post - Mozilla recently said that they are likely going to take legal action against the Gamma Group, the company behind the FinFisher surveillance virus, for making the malicious software appear to be Firefox.

VIDEO: How To Recover Video Footage That Was Deleted By The Police
Activist Post - WeAreChange recently got a chance to meet up with Alex from Federal Jack and Hack Miami, to get the full story of his arrest and destruction of evidence by the Miami Police Department. In This video Alex breaks down how he was able to recover his video footage that was able to exonerate him from the false charges put on him by the Miami PD.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Zone-by-Zone To-Do List for the Month of May
Organic Gardening - Finally the month of May is upon us and the gardening season is in full swing. You could work in the garden from sunup to sundown all month long and still not get everything done that you wanted to. So here's another list to help you prioritize. From the upper reaches of Zone 3 to the sticky heat of Zone 10, it's time to toil in the soil.

DIY, Low-cost and Multipurpose Greenhouses
Mother Earth News - The key to making a DIY greenhouse affordable is working with recycled windows and/or glass doors. Thousands of these items are thrown away each year as homeowners remodel.

Pet News

Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act
Susan Thixton - We encourage you to contact your members of Congress and urge them to support the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1528), which would amend the CSA that currently prohibits veterinarians from transporting controlled substances to treat their animal patients outside of their registered locations.

By-Product Ingredient Name Change?
Susan Thixton - I’ve noticed recent industry reporting referring to by-products as “co-products”. No matter what the term is (by- or co-), the issue that is of most concern for pet food consumers is existing ingredient definitions, diseased tissues or tissue sourced from 4D animals (dead, diseased, dying and disabled) animals are lumped into the by-product category as well.

Today in History - Wednesday -  May 1, 2013
1707 - England, Wales and Scotland were united to form Great Britain.
1805 - The state of Virginia passed a law requiring all freed slaves to leave the state, or risk either imprisonment or deportation.
1863 - In Virginia, the Battle of Chancellorsville began. General Robert E. Lee's forces began fighting with Union troops under General Joseph Hooker. Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded by his own soldiers in this battle. (May 1-4)
1867 - Reconstruction in the South began with black voter registration.
1877 - U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes withdrew all Federal troops from the South, ending Reconstruction.
1883 - William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) had his first Wild West Show.
1884 - The construction of the first American 10-story building began in Chicago, IL.
1898 - The U.S. Navy under Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay in the Philippines.
1905 - In New York, radium was tested as a cure for cancer.
1915 - A German submarine sank the U.S. ship Gulflight.
1927 - Adolf Hitler held his first Nazi meeting in Berlin.
1931 - The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and opened. It was 102 stories tall and was the tallest building in the world at the time.
1937 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed an act of neutrality, keeping the United States out of World War II.
1944 - The Messerschmitt Me 262, the first combat jet, made its first flight.
1945 - Martin Bormann, private secretary to Adolf Hitler, escaped from the Fuehrerbunker as the Red Army advanced on Berlin.
1945 - Admiral Karl Doenitz succeeded Hitler as leader of the Third Reich. This was one day after Hitler committed suicide.
1948 - The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was proclaimed.
1958 - James Van Allen reported that two radiation belts encircled Earth.
1960 - Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. Powers was taken prisoner.
1961 - Fidel Castro announced there would be no more elections in Cuba.
1968 - In the second day of battle, U.S. Marines, with the support of naval fire, continue their attack on a North Vietnamese Division at Dai Do.
1970 - Students at Kent State University riot in downtown Kent, OH, in protest of the American invasion of Cambodia.
1981 - The Japanese government announced that it would limit passenger car exports to the United States over the next three years.
1986 - The Tass News Agency reported the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
2001 - Chandra Levy was last seen in Washington, DC. Her remains were found in Rock Creek Park on May 22, 2002. California Congressman Gary Condit was questioned in the case due to his relationship with Levy.
2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama announced that U.S. soldiers had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

World News

Militants carry out new chemical attack near Idlib: Syria UN envoy
Press TV - Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations says the foreign-backed militants in the Arab country have used chemical material against civilians during an attack on a town near Idlib.

Many militants slain outside Damascus
Press TV - Syrian army soldiers have killed dozens of foreign-sponsored militants during mop-up operations on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

6 Israeli planes violate Lebanon airspace
Press TV - Six Israeli military aircraft have penetrated Lebanese airspace and flown over several areas of the country in blatant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

Israel in the room? Egypt quits nuke talks over ‘inefficiency’ in Middle East
RT - Egypt said it quits Non-Proliferation Treaty talks to protest the failure of the parties involved to implement a resolution aimed to free Middle East from nuclear weapons. Although not articulated, Israel is said to be the reason for the withdrawal.

Cyprus MPs approve EU-IMF bailout deal
Press TV - The approval means that the nearly bankrupt government of the eastern Mediterranean island nation can now receive a first tranche of the 10-billion-euro ($13 billion) loan in May. The sources said that the deal will include a tax of up to 40 percent on deposits of over 100,000 euros in Cyprus’s two biggest banks.

YouTube: Dramatic Footage: Boeing 747 Crashes At Bagram Airfield
RT - The Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility after a civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field near the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing all seven people aboard.

Breakthrough: High-level conference in Germany merges discussion about NATO policy with 9/11 truth - The German Section of the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) and the Centre of European Law and Politics at the University of Bremen, Germany, organized a high-level conference that took place from 26 - 28 April 2013 at the University of Bremen. Title: "Quo vadis NATO? - Challenges for Democracy and Law".

$3.1b missing in Canada anti-terror fund
Press TV - The Canadian government has been unable to account for 3.1 billion Canadian dollars in anti-terrorism funding, the auditor general says.

West's WMD Lies Fray as Syrian Army Overruns Terrorist Proxies
Activist Post - According to the White House itself, there is no evidence that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons of any kind during the two-year conflict the West itself has created and continues to perpetuate. Indeed, a letter from the White House via the Washington Post exposed just how tenuous the evidence actually is (emphasis added)...

EU Announces Potential Ban on Neonicotinoid Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths, Environmental Collapse
Natural Society - In a major victory for environmental preservation, the European Union has announced a potential history-making ban on neonicotinoid pesticides that have been linked to the death of bees worldwide.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

‘Uncle Ruslan’ aided terrorists from CIA official’s home - The uncle of the accused Boston Marathon bombers incorporated, in 1995, a company called the “Congress of Chechen International Organizations. ”Even as the company was sending aid to Islamic terrorists in Chechnya, its listed address was in the home of former top CIA official Graham Fuller.

VIDEO: Boston Bombers During Shootout: “We Didn’t Do It!”
Paul Joseph Watson - Video footage from the scene of the shootout with the alleged Boston bombers appears to contain audio of the suspects screaming out, “We didn’t do it!” as police fire on the two brothers.

Disturbing report indicates Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s requests for a lawyer were ignored
Activist Post - While reports indicating that Tsarnaev’s Miranda rights were being withheld were disturbing enough, this new aspect pointed out today by Glenn Greenwald is far worse.

Syrian Chemical Weapons: Globalist Mag Says Kucinich is Infowars Conspiracy Theorist
Kurt Nimmo - Foreign Policy is portraying former Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich as a conspiracy theorist for suggesting that allegations Syria used chemical weapons are part of a manufactured pretext for war. John Hudson, who writes on national security issues for the magazine, believes Kucinich may have been influenced by and Wikileaks.

YouTube: Ron Paul: We're Already Very Much Involved in Syria - Cavuto 4/29/2013
Former Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on how the U.S. should deal with Syria on Fox Business' Cavuto.

Obama administration officials threatened whistle-blowers on Benghazi, lawyer says
Fox News - At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress.

Backlog on Gun Orders Hits 2 Million
Paul Joseph Watson - While questions continue to swirl about the Department of Homeland Security’s huge ammo buying spree, Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain firearms, with backlogs surging despite Sturm, Ruger gun shipments surpassing 500,000 for the first time in history.

10 Tips to Make Sure Your Activist Group Isn't Set Up by the Feds
Activist Post - The FBI and federal government have been caught red-handed setting up groups, staging terrorists attacks, staging drills, creating patsies, and infiltrating activist groups. Here are 10 good tips to avoid the embarrassment of your group ending up in the headlines as another excuse to further the police state agenda.

Jury weighs fate of abortion doctor in murder trial
Reuters - Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, who ran the now-shuttered Women's Medical Society Clinic, could face the death penalty if convicted by the jury in Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia. The case focuses on whether the infants were born alive and then killed.


US Mint Sells Record 4 Million Silver Eagles in April, On Pace to Sell 55M ASE’s in 2013! - The US Mint updated Silver Eagle sales totals Monday evening for the first time in a week, and now report a massive 3,975,500 ASE’s sold with 1 day remaining in the month, an all-time sales record for April.

Connecticut Begins Gold Dealer Shutdown
Activist Post - Even if Connecticut's plan to track all gold sales isn't a harbinger for a modern day Roosevelt-like ban on gold ownership, it will at the very least drive gold bullion dealers out of business with the cost of complying with the new regulation. That will create artificial scarcity in Connecticut and could set a precedent for other US States. From the Connecticut General Assembly website...

Criminal Mafia: JPM’s New CIO is Also Head of Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee - Any conflict of interest here? Nah, I’m sure that whenever he gets done “advising” the Treasury he would never…NEVER let his knowledge influence the investment decisions at JP Morgan!

IT'S STARTING: Obamacare Tax Hike Train Wreck
Americans for Tax Reform - Asked about Senator Max Baucus’s recent “train wreck” comments, President Obama today said, “A huge chunk of it [Obamacare] has already been implemented.” Unmentioned was the wave of destructive Obamacare tax increases that will begin to hit Americans during the 2014 tax filing season and beyond...

Case Worker: Illegal Aliens Got Food Stamps by the “Vanload”
Judicial Watch - For decades the U.S. government has knowingly given illegal immigrants food stamps, according to a former certification case worker who denounced the costly practice back in the 1980s but was essentially ordered to keep a lid on it.

Housing Market

Will The New Housing Bubble That Bernanke Is Creating End As Badly As The Last One Did?
Economic Collapse - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has done it. He has succeeded in creating a new housing bubble. By driving mortgage rates down to the lowest level in 100 years and recklessly printing money with wild abandon, Bernanke has been able to get housing prices to rebound a bit.

Missouri legislation would abolish foreclosure mediation in the city and county - A bill to abolish mandatory foreclosure mediation in St. Louis and St. Louis County is nearing passage in the Missouri Legislature, to the chagrin of housing advocates. The bill would kill a system in which homeowners can demand a final, face-to-face meeting with the lender and a mediator before their house is taken in foreclosure.

Energy & Environment

‘Plastic Bags, Tape, Broomsticks Fix San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Leak’ - San Onofre owner Southern California Edison (SCE), confirms the picture was taken inside Unit Three, but did not say when. The anonymous source said the picture was taken in December 2012.


Synthetic vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, kills beneficial probiotic bacteria in the gut and cannot confer vitamin activity in the body
(NaturalNews) Ascorbic acid, the synthesized version of vitamin C, has been proven to kill bacteria effectively, which makes it effective in killing parasites and infections. Unfortunately, it does not differentiate between the good and bad bacteria in the gut, and wipes out good bacteria in the gut... Ascorbic acid is synthesized from corn syrup. So not only do we need to be concerned with its impact on intestinal flora, but with its potentially disastrous GMO corn-based origins.

Skin Age Reversed 13 Years In Just 9 Months By Doing This
Green Med Info - If simply stopping smoking is responsible for reversing the aging process by as much 13 years, can you imagine what removing fluoride, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oil, and thousands of other chemical exposures would do to your skin, and bodily health in general? A number of clinical studies have been performed in order to ascertain the value of natural compounds in improving signs of aging, including the following...

Government Funded Phone App Tracks “Vaccine Refusers” - A new phone application called Vaccine Refused developed by the University of Iowa tracks – just as the name implies – vaccine refusals. The application is intended to be used by health professionals to report the location of the refusal, the vaccine refused, and patient demographics. The output of the data, which is supposedly anonymous and stored securely at the University of Iowa, provides a heat map of the refusals.

Hemp to the Rescue Again – Cannabinoids Protect the Brain from Oxygen Starvation
Natural Society - A recent study published in the American Journal of Pathology found that cannabinoids in cannabis help keep the brain and heart oxygenated instead of suffocating on plaques and congested arteries.

Juicing: The Simplest Way to Pack in the Nutrition
Natural Society - Over the past several decades, the popularity of juicing has come and gone, and come again. But it will always b e around. There are several ways juicing could help save your life and even more ways in which it could simply make your life more enjoyable.

Kale: A Green Nutritional Powerhouse Everyone Should Eat
Natural Society - A delectable green nutritional powerhouse, kale is one of many superfoods that is a must-have in any kitche. Like other superfoods like blueberries and green tea, kale provides a wealth of nutritional benefits from cancer prevention to anti-inflammation. But what else can kale do for you?

FDA: Morning-after pill to move over the counter
AP - The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it - an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.

DOCTOR: Gonorrhea superbug 'worse than AIDS'
CNBC News - Even though nearly 30 million people have died from AIDS related causes worldwide, Christianson believes the effect of the gonorrhea bacteria is more direct. "Getting gonorrhea from this strain might put someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days," Christianson said. "This is very dangerous."

White House Cuts Health Care Application From 21 Pages To 3
Consumerist - Last month, the Obama administration took a lot of heat when it unveiled a draft application for health insurance that ran some 21 pages in length and included all manner of invasive questions about the applicant’s medical history. Today, the final product was unveiled, and it’s significantly skinnier this time around.

Science & Technology

YouTube: Fox Host Spars With Judge Napolitano Over FBI’s Limits In Going After Terrorists
As the crew brought in Judge Andrew Napolitano to discuss the situation regarding wiretaps and search warrants, host Brian Kilmeade invoked the Boston bombing suspects to counter Napolitano's argument.

Craigslist Owns What You Did Last Summer
EFF - Did you post an ad on craigslist between July 26, 2012 and August 8, 2012? If so, bad news for you. Turns out that craigslist, and not you, owns that ad. In other words, if you try to repost it to another site, you could actually be infringing craigslist's copyright. Sound ridiculous? We think so, too.



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