- May 30, 2014 - Today In History:
1783 - The first daily newspaper was published in
the U.S. by Benjamin Towner called "The Pennsylvania
1854 - The U.S. territories of Nebraska and Kansas
1868 - Memorial Day was observed widely for the
first time in the U.S.
1879 - William Vanderbilt renamed New York City's
Gilmore’s Garden to Madison Square Garden.
1883 - Twelve people were trampled to death in New
York City in a stampede when a rumor that the
Brooklyn Bridge was in danger of collapsing
1896 - The first automobile accident occurred in New
1912 - The U.S. Marines were sent to Nicaragua to
protect American interests.
1913 - The First Balkan War ended.
1921 - The U.S. Navy transferred the Teapot Dome oil
reserves to the Department of the Interior.
1922 - The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in
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
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
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.
2002 - A solemn, wordless ceremony marked the end of
the cleanup at Ground Zero in New York, 8 1/2 months
after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
2003 - Peter Jennings was sworn in as a U.S.
2006 - A jury in Rockville, Md., convicted John
Allen Muhammad of six of the Washington-area sniper
2011 - Germany announced plans to abandon nuclear
power over the next 11 years, outlining an ambitious
strategy in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster
to replace atomic power with renewable energy
Military op to continue in E. Ukraine until 'stability' restored -
RT - Kiev army will continue military operation against the country’s
east until the situation in the region stabilizes, says Ukraine’s
VIDEO: US officials confirm American citizen was involved in Syria
Press TV - US officials have confirmed that an American citizen fighting
along with Takfiri insurgents in Syria was killed in a bomb attack in
the northern province of Idlib. The officials declined to identify the
citizen, but sources near to al-Nusra Front militants said the American
man went by the name of Abu Huraira al-Amriki.
Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan sign ‘epoch' Eurasian Economic Union
RT - Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan signed the historic Eurasian
Economic Union which will come into effect in January 2015. Cutting down
trade barriers and comprising over 170 million people it will be the
largest common market in the ex-Soviet sphere.
‘Tiny elite, huge proletariat’: UK middle class to disappear in 30
years, govt advisor says
RT - High property prices will wipe out the British middle class within
the next 30 years, according to a UK government advisor. He says society
will be left with a “tiny elite” and a “huge sprawling proletariat.”
14 military killed in chopper downed in E. Ukraine - acting president
RT - Fourteen Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash
near the city of Slavyansk in the Donetsk Region, according to the
acting president of Ukraine, Aleksandr Turchinov.
Show Trial: China holds mass sentencing of 55 people at football stadium
StratRisks - In a spectacle designed to show their resolve against
terrorism, Chinese authorities held a public sentencing in a football
stadium in the northwestern Xinjiang region of 55 people convicted of
violent crimes. More than 7,000 people watched from the stands in Yili
prefecture during Tuesday’s sentencing, and videos were distributed by
police Wednesday to Chinese media.
Underwater search for MH370 ends without success
Press TV - The Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC), which is in
charge of a multinational search for the missing Flight MH370, said on
Thursday that it completed the underwater search in the Indian Ocean
without any success.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
The 1961 Speech That Got JFK Killed:
This is a portion of the speech that President John F. Kennedy
gave at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on April 27, 1961. "The
President and the Press" before the American Newspaper
Benjamin Freedman's 1961 Speech at the Willard Hotel
Bilderberg Files Caught on Camera
Paul Joseph Watson - Infowars captured Bilderberg member Ed
Balls’ conference files on camera during a security mix up when
Balls couldn’t find his pass to enter the Marriott in
Copenhagen. The sheer volume of files disproves the notion that
Bilderberg is a mere talking shop.
Seattle police sue Eric Holder over crackdown on powers
Washington Times - Police in Seattle say new rules stemming from
a settlement with the Justice Department over their alleged
excessive use of force have now tipped the scales in favor of
criminals and that officers are now being unduly hampered in
performing their jobs and carrying out arrests.
Toddler critically burned during SWAT raid
wsbtv.com - A family says a SWAT team raided their home in the
middle of the night and seriously injured a 19-month-old boy
with a stun grenade.
America Has Been At War My Whole Life
Activist Post - By Melissa Melton - But even before America had
such a nebulous new enemy — “terror” — we have long been at some
type of conflict or war. I was born in 1980. Scanning the list,
I see that in my 34 years, there isn’t a single year I’ve been
alive that my country hasn’t been fighting someone, somewhere.
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DoD Directive Grants Military Authority to ‘Quell Large-scale,
Unexpected Civil Disturbances’
Adan Salazar - Despite President Obama going to great lengths to
assuage the American people’s concerns with the increased
militarization of federal agencies, a recently disclosed
military directive suggests those fears could be legitimate.
Biden challenges graduating AF Academy cadets to create ‘new
12160.info - Under a blazing sun, Vice President Joe Biden
challenged graduating Air Force Academy cadets on Wednesday to
help create a “new world order for the 21st century.”
Scores of undocumented migrants dropped off in Arizona
azcentral.com - Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central
America have been released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations
in Tucson and Phoenix over the past several days after they were
flown to Arizona from south Texas, officials acknowledged.
NSA releases Snowden email after denying its existence
RT - The Office of the Director of the National Intelligence
announced through its website on Thursday this week that it has
located a lone email inquiry sent by Mr. Snowden in April 2013
to the Office of General Counsel, confirming in part allegations
the former contractor made during an interview with NBC’s Brian
Williams that aired Wednesday evening.
NBC Censors Snowden’s Critical 9/11 Comments from Prime Time
Mikael Thalen - “They found that we had all of the information
we needed as an intelligence community… to detect this plot.”
Statements made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden regarding
the 9/11 terror attacks were edited out of his NBC Nightly News
interview with Brian Williams Wednesday in what appears to be an
attempt to bolster legitimacy for the agency’s controversial
Obama Considered Using Military Against Bundy and Supporters
Kurt Nimmo - Bill Gertz, writing for The Washington Times,
reports the Obama administration had considered using the
military during a standoff between Cliven Bundy and the BLM in
Nevada in April.
Americans have First Amendment right to film police, US appeals
The Daily Sheeple - A federal appeals court has ruled that
Americans have the right to videotape police officers in public,
thereby allowing a court case brought against New Hampshire
police to progress.
Man Defends Family During Break-In, Saves Younger Siblings
The Daily Sheeple - A 22-year-old man defended his family during
a shootout in his California home on Tuesday, killing one man
and sending another to the hospital.... It isn’t hard to imagine
how differently this would have played out if the 22-year-old
hadn’t had access to a gun.
Mockingbird Media Pushes “Transgender” as Next Civil Rights
Infowars.com - Time, the weekly news magazine founded by CIA
operative Henry Luce, is pushing the transgender agenda as the
next civil rights movement.
Rumblings in Precious Metals Markets A Sign of Coming Monetary
Activist Post - The closing of the London Silver Fix, gold
manipulation lawsuits in New York, Austria wanting to audit its
gold held by England, Barclays being fined over gold
manipulation, and China wanting more of a say over the gold
price are all indicative of the coming US dollar and fiat
Economists: The U.S. Economy Shrank In Q1, But Better Days Are
Just Around The Corner
Economic Collapse - During the first three months of this year,
the U.S. economy contracted at a 1 percent annual rate. Despite
this, mainstream economists flooded the mainstream media with
assurances that much better days are just around the corner on
Capital Controls Rolling Into High Gear Under FATCA
Activist Post - The traditional banking system was already bad
enough, but now with banks around the world rushing to comply
with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) it is
beginning to reach extreme levels. And it isn't just affecting
the most financially restricted people on Earth: US citizens ...
it is affecting everyone.
US economy contracts for the first time since 2011
RT - The US Department of Commerce said Thursday that the
economy contracted between January and March of this year at a
rate of 1 percent, defying initial estimates from economists who
expected to see a slight uptake during the first quarter of
VA Awarded $3M in Prizes in Appointment Scheduling App Contest
Weekly Standard - In October 2013, as the nation was focused on
the deeply flawed rollout of the Healthcare.gov Obamacare
marketplace, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $3
million in prizes to three participants in the agency's Medical
Appointment Scheduling Contest. The contest was announced in
2012 to help the VA make the move to a more modern and flexible
Fight Intensifies Over California Water
Courthouse News - Seventeen California water districts sued the
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, claiming its unprecedented diversion
of water to farmers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley
will leave them without any water from Millerton Lake this year,
killing orchards and vineyards on the east side.
Washington health officials struggle to find cause of mysterious
(NaturalNews) An old nuclear site in the state of Washington is
becoming more controversial than ever. Counties clustered around
the nuclear site in south central Washington, including Benton,
Yakima and Franklin, are bringing forth alarming numbers of
babies born with mysterious birth defects.
West Texas rapidly running out of water - less than 90-day
supply remaining in dozens of towns
(NaturalNews) At least 33 communities in Texas could soon be
completely out of water, some within three short months. Others
say they could go dry in just 45 days. Pebble Beach, a town
northwest of San Antonio, has had their request approved for a
$350,000 grant from the U.S. Department.
Staggering figures: Half of all US adults hacked in last 12
RT - Online computer hackers have infiltrated and exposed the
personal information of 110 million Americans – nearly half of
the US adult population - over the last year alone, according to
an alarming new report.
Brokers use ‘billions’ of data points to profile Americans
Washington Post - The FTC report provided an unusually detailed
account of the system of commercial surveillance that draws on
government records, shopping habits and social-media postings to
help marketers hone their advertising pitches. Officials said
the intimacy of these profiles would unnerve some consumers who
have little ability to track what’s being collected or how it’s
used — or even to correct false information.
New optical brain scanner can see your brain ‘blush’, rivals PET
& MRI without using radiation or super-magnets
extremetech.com - Breakthroughs in scanning technology are often
couched in terms of their potential for real-world impacts; a
better PET scanner or MRI machine is certainly nice, but
ultimately limited by the dangers of radiation exposure or the
costs of superconducting magnet rigs. So, doctors and
researchers have longed for a way to collect some information
cheaply and without adding any extra risks to the patient.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Minnesota Passes Bill to Label Garden Plants for Pollinators
Beyond Pesticides - In response to recent public concern over
the use of bee-killing systemic insecticides in treated nursery
plants, Minnesota has just passed labeling legislation, HF 2798,
which will inform consumers which plants are bee-friendly....
Under the bill passed by Minnesota’s House and Senate last week,
plants may not be labeled as beneficial to pollinators if they
have been treated with detectible levels of systemic
Lipid Lowering Effects of Black Seed
Green Med Info - There are a number of trials which have shown
black seed oil (Nigella sativa) has a beneficial effect on blood
lipids, reducing cholesterol and low density lipoprotein and
increasing beneficial high density low density lipoprotein.
Potent ginger, mint and lemon nausea relieving drink
STEPin2 - Nausea is a sensation of discomfort in the upper
stomach with an urge to vomit. Motion sickness, dizziness,
migraine, fainting and food poisoning often cause it. Nausea can
be a very difficult condition to live with, but fortunately
there are ways to control it with the right foods and remedies.
Top four benefits of cayenne
(NaturalNews) While many people rely on cayenne pepper to add
more flavor and spice to their favorite dishes, they often do
not realize that they are also probably improving their health
when they use this popular spice.
Vaccines found to alter your body odor
(NaturalNews) Scientists from many disciplines work together at
the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the world's only independent,
non-profit scientific institute dedicated to its cause -- to
focus on understanding the mechanisms and functions of taste and
smell and define the "broad significance of these senses in
human health and disease."
Minnesota leads the way: Clean, safe soaps
panna.org - Minnesota became the first state in the country to
ban the “anti-microbial” pesticide triclosan from antibacterial
soaps, toothpastes, deodorants, cosmetics, fabrics and other
consumer products. Announced this month and taking effect in
2017, this ban is great news since triclosan can cause hormone
disruption in people — including interfering with thyroid gland
function, sperm production in males and immune system health.
Dentists use government power to outlaw low-cost teeth-whitening
alternatives, lawsuit claims
(NaturalNews) Georgia resident Trisha Eck, her children all
grown up and on their own, thought it would be fun and
interesting to go from a stay-at-home mother to a small-business
The Future Generation of America Is Literally Sick And Tired
The Daily Sheeple - Recently the Centers for Disease Control
conducted a physical study involving 600 teenagers. They found
that only 42 percent of them could reach the bare minimum
threshold for being considered “fit”. This happens to be a
decline from 52 percent in 2000.
VIDEO: A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
time.com - The prevalence of overweight and obese children and
adolescents worldwide has increased by nearly 50 percent since
1980, the study says, and no country on Earth has successfully
reduced obesity rates in the last 33 years.
10 critical upgrades for a healthier body
(NaturalNews) It is often difficult for people to completely
drop old health compromising habits and pick up completely new
ones, even if it is a better choice for their health.
Children 'become' the negative names they are called: Research
(NaturalNews) A new study confirms what many skilled NLP
practitioners have known for a long, long time. Calling a child
a negative name (even without a disapproving tone) increases the
likelihood that he or she will become that very thing.
Wheat: 200 Clinically Confirmed Reasons Not To Eat It
Green Med Info - Whereas conventional screenings for wheat
allergies or celiac disease consider intolerance exceedingly
rare, an accumulating body of clinical research now links wheat
consumption with over 200 health problems. Could this be why
millions of American consumers are now expressing their
wholesale rejection of this "king of grains"?
5 Facts On Cancer That Conventional Medicine Is Now Aggressively
Claiming Are Myths
preventdisease.com - According to the conventional wisdom of
mainstream medicine, the world's leading health practitioners in
alternative, complementary and integrative medicine have it all
wrong and are misinforming millions in practice and on the
internet with a barrage of myths and misconceptions they claim
are causing more harm to cancer patients.
Pet Poisons: The Top 10 Suspects for Dogs - And For Cats
Dr. Becker - The list of cat toxins may not have changed. But a
new item made it to the top 10 list for dogs, and it's a
supplement intended to help, not harm. They usually have limited
toxicity, but in some cases can cause liver failure.
Firefighters Had to Abruptly Leave Costco on an Emergency Call.
When They Went Back to Pay, This Note Was Waiting for Them
TheBlaze.com - Firefighters had all the fixings for a Memorial
Day weekend barbecue ready at the checkout at a Costco in
Vacaville, California, but everything was left behind after they
had to rush out on an emergency call. When the firefigthers
returned to the store half an hour later, wearing
camouflage-patterned shirts with the American flag and
determined to still have their steak, corn and watermelon, they
were surprised, according to KOVR-TV. Someone had paid their
- May 29, 2014 - Today In History:
1721 - South Carolina was formally incorporated as a
1765 - Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before
Virginia's House of Burgesses.
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
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.
1932 - World War I veterans began arriving in
Washington, DC. to demand cash bonuses they were not
scheduled to receive for another 13 years.
1965 - Ralph Boston set a world record in the broad
jump at 27-feet, 4-3/4 inches, at a meet held in
1974 - U.S. President Nixon agreed to turn over
1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.
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
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
VIDEO: US House passes Venezuela sanctions bill
Press TV - The bill, passed by voice vote on Wednesday, instructs the
Obama administration to prepare a list of alleged human rights abusers
in the government of President Nicolas Maduro, freeze any assets they
hold in American banks and ban US visits.
Commuters Herded Like Cattle as China Escalates its Own “War on Terror”
libertyblitzkrieg.com - With China’s economy in free fall and increased
violence occurring, it appears the leadership there is taking a page out
of our post 9/11 playbook.
Detected pings not from missing plane black box: US official
Press TV - The US Navy’s Deputy Director of Ocean Engineering Michael
Dean said on Thursday that there is now broad agreement that the pings,
previously thought to have come from the Malaysian plane’s black box,
were probably emitted by the search ship itself.
Three Chinese Nuclear Missile Submarines Photographed in South China Sea
freebeacon.com - China has deployed three nuclear-armed ballistic
missile submarines to a naval base in the South China Sea, according to
a recent photo of the vessels that appeared on the Internet.
Putin Says Russia, China Need To Ensure Security Of Their Gold Reserves
Blacklisted News - "For us (Russia and China) it is important to deposit
those (gold and currency reserves) in a rational and secure way," he
said. "And we together need to think of how to do that keeping in mind
the uneasy situation in the global economy."
EU puts third round sanctions against Russia on pause
RT - The European Union is to delay further sanctions against Russia, as
Moscow signaled it is ready to cooperate with Ukraine's likely President
Libyan general launches air strikes against Islamist militia camp
StratRisks - Forces loyal to a rogue former Libyan general carried out
an air raid yesterday on a Islamist militia camp in Benghazi. Two
airstrikes hit the compound as part of Gen Khalifa Haftar’s offensive
Afghanistan supplies its first ever domestic refined oil to the market
StratRisks - According to Head of Afghanistan’s oil and gas companies
Azrakhsh Hafizi, over 5,000 tons of oil obtained from Amu Darya basin
were sent to Kam International Oil for refinery. He added about 2,500
tons of refined oil would be supplied in the market.
Majority of CIA Drone Attacks in Pakistan Hit Homes
AllGov - • Sixty-one percent of drone strikes in Pakistan targeted
domestic buildings, with at least 132 houses destroyed, in more than 380
strikes. • At least 222 civilians are estimated to be among the 1,500 or
more people killed in attacks on such buildings. • The time of an attack
affects how many people—and how many civilians—are likely to die.
Strikes that took place in the evening, when families are likely to be
at home, were particularly deadly.
Snowden is a National Security State Asset
Kurt Nimmo - Edward Snowden told Brian Williams and NBC Night News he is
a trained intelligence operative who worked for the CIA, NSA and DIA. He
made the admission during an interview as part of an effort to bolster
his credibility. Instead, the revelation has destroyed the claim he is
an independent and impartial whistleblower.
Tritium levels at Fukushima No. 1 top Pacific Ocean dumping limit, Tepco
Japan Times - Water sampled from a well at the crippled Fukushima No. 1
nuclear plant has been found to contain levels of radioactive tritium
that exceeds the limit for dumping it into the Pacific, operator Tokyo
Electric Power Co. said.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress
(Reuters) - Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by
parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S.
border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress
to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis and a budget dilemma.
Gun bill would allow police to seize firearms, prevent purchases
policeone.com - The bill would establish a system in which
concerned relatives, intimate partners or friends can notify
police about someone showing a propensity toward violence, so
police can investigate and seek a judge's order to seize that
person's firearms and prevent any purchases.
House to Vote on Bipartisan Amendment to Stop Federal Medical
Activist Post - As early as this Thursday the U.S. House could
vote on a bipartisan amendment to the Commerce-Justice-Science
spending bill that would prohibit the federal government from
wasting taxpayer money interfering with state medical marijuana
Louisiana Lawmakers Vote to Give Themselves Exemption to Gun
mediaite.com - Louisiana lawmakers have voted to ease
restrictions on gun bans in public buildings. Specifically, they
voted to allow Louisiana lawmakers to carry concealed weapons
into public buildings, as an amendment to an existing law that
prohibits anyone from being able to do that. The bill was
proposed by State Senator Bret Allain, who said lawmakers need
the exemption because “they often face threats of violence.”
Cliven Bundy leaves GOP, joins the Independent American Party
RT - With the Republican embrace of Cliven Bundy softening as
soon as he offered his controversial views on the state of
African Americans in the US, the Nevada rancher has decided to
switch his allegiances.
New Jersey Assembly Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Selling
Institute for Justice - Last week, the lower house of New
Jersey's legislature unanimously passed a “cottage food” bill,
which would let people sell baked goods like breads, pies, cakes
and cookies prepared in their home kitchens. To sell legally,
one would need only a “clearly visible placard” saying the food
was prepared at a private home.
Minnesota 'unsession' dumps 1,175 obsolete, silly laws
twincities.comc - It's no longer a crime in Minnesota to carry
fruit in an illegally sized container. The state's telegraph
regulations are gone. And it's now legal to drive a car in
neutral -- if you can figure out how to do it.... They kept a
law on the books that requires state Agriculture Commissioner
Dave Frederickson to personally capture or destroy any wild boar
that gets loose in Minneapolis or St. Paul.
Kim Kardashian’s Wedding, Kids React To Old Computers, And A Cat
The Daily Sheeple - We have gotten to the point where most
people in our entertainment-addicted society demand a constant
diet of intellectual pablum and never even stop to think much
about the really important things.
Has The Next Recession Already Begun For America’s Middle Class?
Economic Collapse - If you live in New York City, or the suburbs
of Washington D.C., or you work for one of the big tech firms in
the San Francisco area, you would probably respond to such a
question by saying of course not. In those areas, the economy is
doing great and prices for high end homes are still booming.
Death of money in 2015': Author Rickards predicts collapse of
global monetary system
RT - The collapse of the monetary system awaits the world in the
near future, says financial expert James Rickards. Russia and
China's desire to rid the US dollar of its global reserve
currency status is an early sign of the “increasingly
Why Are Food Prices so High? Because We’re Eating Oil
The Daily Sheeple - Common-sense causes include severe weather
and droughts than reduce crop yields, rising demand from the
increasingly wealthy global middle class and money printing,
which devalues the purchasing power of income. While these
factors undoubtedly influence the cost of food, it turns out
that food moves in virtual lockstep with the one master
commodity in an industrialized global economy: oil.
VA Watchdog Finds 1,700 Veterans Stranded in Phoenix Health Care
The Blaze - A report released Wednesday says the Department of
Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General has discovered
1,700 veterans in the VA’s Phoenix Health Care System (HCS) who
are seeking medical treatment, but have yet to be put on a wait
list by the VA.
Trouble ‘Adjusting’ to Sexual Assault May Be Getting U.S.
Military Members Booted Without VA Benefits
reason.com - Are dodgy diagnoses being used to save the military
money on mental health care? That’s the charge from some
legislators and activists, who say U.S. service members with
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are being diagnosed with
and discharged for “adjustment disorders” instead, and that this
is especially true for those who report being sexually
Three years after Japan tsunami, suspected bits of debris arrive
on Washington shores
Yahoo News - On a beach in southern Washington, approximately
4,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean, debris that may be from
the tsunami is washing ashore, KING-5 in Seattle reports.
Washington state has been keeping track of the debris that is
confirmed to be from the tsunami. Items include boats, portions
of docks, and volleyballs that have all washed ashore over the
past three years.
Google Introduces Driverless Prototype Cars It Designed
Bloomberg - Google Inc. (GOOG) has designed its own self-driving
vehicles that transport passengers at the push of a button as it
aims to spread the new automotive technology, co-founder Sergey
Mind altering lasers makes fruit flies ‘sing and dance’
Descrier - Scientists have created a thermogenetic tool that can
alter a fly’s mind and make it sing and dance. The Fly Mind
Altering Device, or FLyMAD, lets the researchers use heat from
infrared lasers to activate genetically defined brain cell types
in flies genetically modified to be sensitive to temperature to
help them understand the role of neuronal cells in flies’
‘Mind Pilots’ Steer Plane Simulator with Thoughts Alone
Cryptogon - New research out of the Technische Universität
München (TUM) in Germany is hinting that mind control might soon
reach entirely new heights — even by us non-mutants. They’ve
demonstrated that pilots might be able to fly planes through the
sky using their thoughts alone.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Bacon Prices To Soar Even More: The Pig Diarrhea Virus Is Back
For Round Two
Zero Hedge - We have bad news: according to Reuters an Indiana
farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a
second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a
disease that has wiped out 10 percent of the U.S. hog population
will be harder to contain than producers and veterinarians
Dairy Farmer Fights Eminent Domain And Warns Others
Ben Swann - James Anderson owns and manages Greyrock Farm, the
only remaining fully operational dairy farm in Spartanburg
County, South Carolina. The farmland has been in his family
since before the Revolutionary War and he is outraged that the
state government has bullied him for years in order to take away
Vaccine-induced immune overload now affects majority of US
children, study finds
(NaturalNews) A groundbreaking new study published in the
peer-reviewed journal Molecular and Genetic Medicine highlights
the consequences of this vaccine-induced immune overload,
stating that the majority of American children now suffer from
the often debilitating condition.
Some healthy-sounding yogurts are loaded with as much sugar
content as a Twinkie
(NaturalNews) The word Twinkie is clearly synonymous with
unhealthy. As such, health-minded people consider yogurt to be a
significantly better choice than the aforementioned processed
snack. However, many experts have put this notion to rest,
demonstrating that certain yogurts actually have more sugar than
a Twinkie. Yikes.
6 foods and herbs that solve the most dangerous health issues
(NaturalNews) Variety is the spice of life, and the more
different types of nutritious foods that can be worked into a
healthy lifestyle the better. However, there are often times
where certain foods and herbs would be very beneficial to take
on a daily basis based on the current challenges in public
10 Essential Oils for Detoxing and Boosting Immunity
Natural Society - Here are 10 oils from a list of thousands you
can utilize for their detoxing and health-supporting benefits.
Some may be topical-use only.
Why Being Sleep Deprived Is NOT a Sign of Productivity
Dr. Mercola - Sleep deprivation is a serious health concern that
many simply choose to ignore. The price for doing so can be
steep. Research tells us that lack of sleep can contribute to
everything from diabetes, obesity, and heart disease to physical
aches and pains and irreversible brain damage.
Cilantro Haters, It's Not Your Fault You Hate One of The Best
Phytonutrient Dense Herbs In The World
preventdisease.com - I recently ran into a website and forum
that was dedicated to hating cilantro, one of my most favorite
herbs. I must admit I found it humorous, but I didn't realize
there were so many people that hated cilantro, also known as
FBI Agent: Synthetic Biology Could “Reduce Our Population”
Daniel Taylor - This disturbing comment comes as synthetic
biology is being quietly inserted into the food supply this year
via synthetic biology vanilla.
A Human Experimenter Was Vice-President Of The American Cancer
io9.com - A doctor who was once vice president of the The
American Cancer Society turns out to have had a dark history. He
twice experimented on human beings, injecting them with cancer
cells. Learn about the human experimentation of Chester Southam.
Blasting drugs into your brain with ultrasound: Is this the
future of chemotherapy?
extremetech.com - Researchers from Chang Gung University in
Taiwan have now managed to shrink tumors deep inside the brains
of rats by blasting drugs in through tiny channels in their
vasculature created by high-power ultrasound.
20 Remedies to Kick PMS Naturally
Green Med Info - Because of diet, lifestyle and excessive
stress, PMS is more widespread in Western societies than in
Asian and less developed countries. Dr. Jesse Hanley says that
PMS is an indication of imbalance in the body, which can be
psychological, nutritional, or hormonal. Dr. Hanley sees PMS as
"a wake-up call" signaling us to pay attention to these
imbalances and fix them before they turn into a more serious
Science in Australia Concerning to Pet Owners in the
Susan Thixton - Some recent pet food information out
of Australia has some concerns for pet foods in the
U.S. Sulphite preservatives used in pet foods
causing "thiamine deficiency and lead to
- May 28, 2014 - Today In History:
1774 - The First Continental Congress convened in
1863 - The first black regiment left Boston to fight
in the U.S. Civil War.
1892 - The Sierra club was organized in San
1928 - Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge
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
1976 - The Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty was
signed, limiting any nuclear explosion - regardless
of its purpose - to a yield of 150 kilotons.
1985 - David Jacobsen, director of the American
University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted
by pro-Iranian kidnappers. Released 17 months later.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton's former business
partners in the Whitewater land deal were convicted
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
1998 - Dr. Susan Terebey discovered a planet outside
of our solar system with the use of photos taken by
the Hubble Space Telescope.
2002 - Russia became a limited partner in NATO with
the creation of the NATO-Russia Council.
2010 - Gary Coleman, the former child star of the
1970s TV sitcom "Different Strokes," died at age 42
of a brain hemorrhage.
US assembling elite special forces teams across Africa to counter
Al-Qaeda – report
RT - United States special operations forces are attempting to train and
install small teams of elite counter-terror commandos in four African
countries in a Pentagon program aimed at combating Al-Qaeda-affiliated
factions, according to The New York Times.
Secret US program revealed in Libya
Press TV - A raid by the militants in Libya on a military base where the
US was covertly training local forces has led to the disclosure of the
secretive American program, a report says.
Obama seeks to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014
RT - US President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday his intention to
leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after the end of combat operations
300 shells fired by Pakistan: Afghans
Press TV - Local officials in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province have charged
that more than 300 rockets fired from the Pakistani side of the border
have landed in part of the province within the past two days.
Biotech Companies Set to Be Given Legal Right in Decisions to Ban GM
Crops in EU
Sustainable Pulse - A new GM law being discussed in Brussels this week
could grant biotech companies, like Monsanto and Syngenta, unprecedented
power over decisions on whether to ban genetically modified (GM) crops
in Europe, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
US sends assault ship with 1,000 Marines near Libya, asks Americans to
RT - The US is sending 1,000 Marines in an amphibious assault ship to
Libya's coast as a “precautionary” move should the US embassy require
evacuation, a US official said. Security concerns also led the US to
suggest Americans in Libya "depart immediately."
US trains Syrian rebels in Qatar to ‘ambush' soldiers and 'finish off'
the wounded – report
RT - At a secret base in Qatar, the US military is training rebels to
raid Syrian government troops and vehicles, as well as to “finish off
the soldiers still alive after an ambush,” first-hand interviews in a
Frontline documentary have revealed.
Soros Admits Responsibility for Coup and Mass Murder in Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - George Soros told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria over the weekend he
is responsible for establishing a foundation in Ukraine that ultimately
contributed to the overthrow of the country’s elected leader and the
installation of a junta handpicked by the State Department.
Exxon, BP Defy White House; Extend Partnership With Russia
Zero Hedge - Several of the largest oil companies in the world are
doubling down in Russia despite moves by the West to isolate Russia and
its economy. ExxonMobil and BP separately signed agreements with Rosneft
– Russia’s state-owned oil company – to extend and deepen their
relationships for energy exploration.
First Cisco And Microsoft, Now IBM: China Orders Banks To Remove
High-End IBM Servers
Zero Hedge - China has expanded its list of sanctioned companies from
Microsoft to include IBM as well, following a Bloomberg report that the
Chinese government is pushing domestic banks to “remove high-end servers
made by International Business Machines Corp. and replace them with a
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Obama holds private lunch with foreign policy journalists
Politico - President Barack Obama held a private ninety-minute
lunch meeting with foreign policy journalists on Tuesday, just
before delivering a public address at which he announced plans
to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.
Official Bilderberg 2014 Membership List Released
Infowars.com - The 62nd Bilderberg meeting is set to take place
from 29 May until 1 June 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. A total of
around 140 participants from 22 countries have confirmed their
attendance. As ever, a diverse group of political leaders and
experts from industry, finance, academia and the media have been
Bankster Globalists Are the Real “True Alpha Males”
Kurt Nimmo - Over the weekend the usual venues pushing the
progressive agenda took the Elliot Rodger shooting to the next
level and concluded the root cause for this sort of violence is
white privilege and misogyny.
Chicago mayor wants gun stores isolated, inspected, sales
guns.com - Following a ruling by a federal court to allow gun
stores in Chicago again, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing strict
regulations that include videotaping sales and refusing zoning
in 99.5 percent of the city.
Paralyzed man raided by SWAT, sentenced to 25 years for
possessing his own medicine
Police State USA - A wheelchair-bound man, suffering from
paralysis, severe chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis, was
raided by masked, gun-wielding agents and ultimately sentenced
to 25 years in prison for possessing a one-month supply of his
own doctor-prescribed painkillers.
SWAT team ambushes innocent man as he works on tractor in his
Police State USA - Hytrek says he did nothing to resist. That
did not stop him from becoming a bloody, mangled mess.... It
turned out that one of Hytrek’s relatives had retaliated against
him for previously requesting that person leave his property.
That person, who had previously made false police reports, told
police that Hytrek had made “terroristic threats,” according to
13 Democratic Candidates Running from Obamacare
Breitbart - President Obama is struggling to get members of his
party who are running for election in 2014 to come to his side
in support of Obamacare, his signature achievement. In fact, a
growing list of Democrats are trying to distance themselves from
Obama's takeover of the nation's healthcare system.
Inflation Heating Up, Fed Should Raise Interest Rates Soon
Breitbart - To head off a tough bout with stagflation—slow
growth and high inflation—the Federal Reserve should start
raising interest rates soon.
IRS Sets Sights on Frequent Flyer Miles, Hotel Points
reason.com - Just in time for your summer vacation, the IRS is
getting ready to toughen the tax treatment on frequent flyer
miles and hotel loyalty reward programs.
Here Is The Mystery, And Completely Indiscriminate, Buyer Of
Stocks In The First Quarter
Zero Hedge - According to the most recent CapitalIQ data, the
single biggest buyer of stocks in the first quarter were none
other than the companies of the S&P500 itself, which
cumulatively repurchased a whopping $160 billion of their own
stock in the first quarter!
Fed weighs options on how to raise U.S. rates
Robin Harding - How do you persuade people to pay for the air
they breathe? That is the problem the US Federal Reserve is
wrestling with, as it tries to figure out how it will eventually
raise interest rates, after its quantitative easing programmes
left banks saturated with reserves.
US Government Proposes To Ease Student Loan Standards Even
Zero Hedge - Because it worked so well for housing finance in
the last bubble, the US government is poised to ease loan
standards on this cycle's biggest bubble - student debt.
Too Big to Jail: Eric Holder lets Credit Suisse off easy
Blacklisted News - Credit Suisse agreed to pay $2.6 billion;
that’s real money, but nothing a bank its size can’t handle. And
yes, three years ago, seven midlevel Credit Suisse executives
were indicted. But in the just-announced settlement, no one in
top management was forced to resign.
Iraq Vet Killed In Gunfight With Police Was Turned Away by VA
time.com - Tortured by symptoms of PTSD, turned away by an
overbooked Veterans Administration hospital—his mother says she
pleaded with doctors to let him sleep on the hospital floor—Sims
was shot by Kansas City police on Sunday after they answered a
neighbor’s 911 call. Police say Sims was firing a gun from
inside his parents’ home and was killed when he moved to the
garage and leveled the weapon at the SWAT team.
Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders
npr.org - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or
DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military
personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices
implanted in the brain.
Widow Claims Veterans’ Hospital Police Beat Her Husband to Death
Courthouse News - After waiting for 4 hours for dialysis with a
shunt in his arm, a veteran told a Veterans Administration
hospital he was leaving, whereupon VA police beat the hell out
of him and stomped on his carotid artery, giving him a stroke
that killed him, and they lied to his wife about it, the widow
claims in court.
'Blight Removal Task Force' Calls For 10% Of Detroit Homes Be
Zero Hedge - Despite Detroit home prices still rising
exuberantly in March, over 40,000 structures in the bankrupt
city need to be immediately destroyed and a further 44,000
demand attention. The cost of this demolition - about $800
million - which the task force hopes will come from the
‘Horrible’ pipeline defects prompt new rules for Keystone XL
RT - Bad welds, dents and damaged coatings discovered at the
southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline have led to safety
regulators imposing two extra conditions on the implementation
of the project’s northern segment.
Shock study: Corn biofuels cause more global warming than fossil
(NaturalNews) A new study shows that biofuels which are
manufactured from leftover materials of harvested corn are worse
than gasoline in causing harmful atmospheric emissions in the
short term, a finding that challenges the government's
assertions that they are a much cleaner alternative to help
combat climate change.
Dust Bowl Conditions Have Returned To Kansas, Oklahoma And North
Economic Collapse - Right now, 56 percent of Texas, 64 percent
of Oklahoma and 80 percent of Kansas are experiencing "severe
drought", and the long range forecast for this upcoming summer
is not good. In fact, some areas in the region are already drier
than they were during the worst times of the 1930s. And the
relentless high winds that are plaguing that area of the country
are kicking up some hellacious dust storms.
More than $5 billion spent on Obamacare website so far - compare
that to just $150 million spent to develop iPhone
(NaturalNews) According to new reports, billions of taxpayer
dollars have been thrown at the Obamacare portal known as
healthcare.gov, as well as the many individual state exchanges
that link up to it since the insurance takeover was first
announced. A whopping $5 billion, which is more than 33 times
the amount spent by Apple to develop the iPhone, has been wasted
on failed websites, fraudulent contractors and ultimately, false
promises from the Obama administration.
Skinny wormholes could send messages through time
newscientist.com - Like some bizarre form of optical fibre, a
long, thin wormhole might let you send messages through time
using pulses of light. Predicted by Einstein’s general theory of
relativity, wormholes are tunnels connecting two points in
space-time. If something could traverse one, it would open up
intriguing possibilities, such as time travel and instant
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Lunacy: EPA to Allow MORE Butterfly & Bee-Killing, Toxic
Natural Society - The EPA is considering expanding the use of
two more synthetic chemicals that are devastating to pollinators
responsible for the cultivation of our nation’s crops. The
proposed additional use of thiamethoxam and sulfoxaflor only
makes it harder for bee colonies and other beneficial insect
colonies already distressed by glyphosate and neonicotinoids
made largely by Dow Chemical, Bayer and Monsanto.
High cholesterol levels easily managed with these five
(NaturalNews) Almost 15 percent of American adults have high
levels of cholesterol, putting them at risk for stroke, heart
disease and other serious health issues that can significantly
increase the risk of mortality.
Top 8 superfoods that can heal your entire body
(NaturalNews) The grocery aisles have displayed foods for
decades that are nutritionally deficient. Poor soil conditions
combined with seed engineering and processing have left people
with poor choices.
Woman loses 166 pounds, says fresh vegetables, whole foods and
positive thinking are key to success
(NaturalNews) In March 2011, Teena Henson carried 332 pounds on
her 5-foot-4 frame. Today, she's down 166 pounds, has
participated in several 5K walks and most recently set her
personal best finish in 46 minutes. So, the burning question:
how did she do it?
Poisonings from E-Cigarettes and Synthetic Pot Are Surging
Dr. Mercola - Both e-cigarettes and synthetic cannabis are far
more hazardous to your health than real tobacco or cannabis due
to the chemicals they contain. The highly toxic liquid in
e-cigarettes is responsible for a surge of child poisonings;
just one teaspoon may be enough to kill your child.
Hot Peppers Prevent The Number One Cause of Death
preventdisease.com - Capsaicinoids found in cayenne pepper,
jalapenos, habaneros and other chili peppers already have an
established treatment role in creams to address joint and
arthritis pain. They also promote fat burning, increase
metabolism and even kill cancer cells. Scientists have now
reported the latest evidence that chili peppers are a
heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 1
cause of death in the developed world.
FDA Approves Many Drugs They Know Increase Heart and Stroke Risk
Natural Blaze - The agency charged to protect patients from
dangerous drug side effects needs to be far more vigilant when
it comes to medications that affect blood pressure.
The Superfood Breakfast That Will Have You Quit All Others
preventdisease.com - Chia, hemp, buckwheat, almonds, and dried
cranberries make up this incredible superfood breakfast that
will give you sustained energy with a wonderful medley of highly
packed nutrients all fitting in the palm of your hands. I would
not be recommending this cereal combination if I did not
experience the benefits myself every single day.
Top 5 Ways to Prevent Pointless Veterinary Expenses
Dr. Becker - Too many people throw away too much money on
pointless vet visits, when they might've been prevented. And
make no mistake: both the top 10 diseases and the most expensive
ones to treat are largely preventable.
- May 27, 2014 - Today In History:
1668 - Three colonists were expelled from
Massachusetts for being Baptists.
1813 - Americans captured Fort George, Canada.
1907 - The Bubonic Plague broke out in San
1919 - A U.S. Navy seaplane completed the first
1926 - Bronze figures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
were erected in Hannibal, MO.
1933 - In the U.S., the Federal Securities Act was
signed. The act required the registration of
securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1935 - The U.S. Supreme Court declared that
President Franklin Roosevelt's National Industrial
Recovery Act was unconstitutional.
1937 - In California, the Golden Gate Bridge was
opened to pedestrian traffic. The bridge connected
San Francisco and Marin County.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed
an "unlimited national emergency" amid rising world
1941 - The German battleship Bismarck was sunk by
British naval and air forces. 2,300 people were
1942 - German General Erwin Rommel began a major
offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.
1944 - U.S. General MacArthur landed on Biak Island
in New Guinea.
1960 - A military coup overthrew the democratic
government of Turkey.
1969 - Construction of Walt Disney World began in
1988 - The U.S. Senate ratified the INF treaty. The
INF pact was the first arms-control agreement since
the 1972 Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I)
to receive Senate approval.
1995 - In Charlottesville, VA, Christopher Reeve was
paralyzed after being thrown from his horse during a
1997 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the sexual
harassment suit filed by Paula Jones could continue
while President Clinton was in office.
1998 - Michael Fortier was sentenced to 12 years in
prison for not warning anyone about the plot to bomb
an Oklahoma City federal building.
1999 - In The Hague, Netherlands, a war crimes
tribunal indicted Slobodan Milosevic and four others
for atrocities in Kosovo. It was the first time that
a sitting head of state had been charged with such a
Up to 100 killed in Kiev military op, Donetsk E. Ukraine - anti-govt
RT - More than 50 self-defense fighters and as many civilians have been
killed since Ukrainian troops stepped up their offensive in the region
on Monday, according to the PM of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s
Republic, Aleksandr Boroday.
On Cue - China Terror Attack Mars Historic Gas Deal
Blacklisted News - The attack comes in succession of a growing wave of
violence being carried out by separatists in Xinjiang. A deadly knife
attack in Kunming, hundreds of miles away from Xinjiang, indicated that
the terrorism may spread beyond the restive northwest and into the rest
Europe Voted: Anti-EU And Protest Parties Take Nearly A Third Of All
Zero Hedge - For those pressed for time, here is the one-chart
post-mortem of what happened in yesterday’s elections for European
Parliament: the malcontents block, or the anti-EU and protest parties,
soar and now control nearly a third of all seats, up nearly by 33% from
a fifth currently, in the parliament they all predominantly loathe.
Israel to ‘evict the dead’ in Bedouin village demolished over 60 times
RT - Israel is trying out a new sort of “flexible evictions” in its
quest to root out the “illegal” Bedouin village of Al-Araqib, demolished
63 times to date. Now even those buried in the village cemetery are
reportedly receiving eviction orders.
'Biggest yet': Greenwald to publish names of Americans whom NSA is
RT - Glenn Greenwald, who helped Edward Snowden leak sensitive documents
about the National Security Agency spying on its citizens, says he’s set
to publish his most dramatic piece yet, which will reveal those in the
USA who were targeted by the NSA.
Snowden ‘considers’ returning to US – report
RT - American whistleblower Edward Snowden is “considering” returning
home to the USA under certain conditions, his lawyer told German news
magazine Der Spiegel. There are negotiations," Snowden's German lawyer
Wolfgang Kaleck told Der Spiegel. "Those who know the case are aware
that an amicable agreement with the US authorities will be most
Passenger plane missed mystery drone by just 20 METRES
Daily Mail - A near collision between a passenger plane and an
unregistered drone at Perth Airport has left investigators baffled, it
emerged today. The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau released a
statement confirming that they were unable to identify the operator of
the craft nor any details about the object.
Nigeria's Boko Haram kills 28 in three village attacks
(Reuters) - Suspected Islamist Boko Haram gunmen rampaged through three
villages in northern Nigeria, killing 28 people and burning houses to
the ground in a pattern of violence that has become almost a daily
occurrence, according to police and witnesses.
Location of missing Nigerian girls known, but use of force ruled out
The Guardian - Nigeria's military knows where the more than 200 girls
abducted by Boko Haram are but has ruled out using force to rescue them,
the state news agency quoted chief of defence staff Air Marshal Alex
Badeh as saying on Monday.
U.S. Wars in the Middle East: Imperialism and the Battle for Water
Global Research - People who think that the West’s interventions in
Iraq, Libya and Syria are only about oil are mistaken. Broadly speaking,
Western interest in the Middle East is becoming increasingly about a
commodity more precious than oil, namely water.
Government Plan Would Transform Israel Into The World’s First Cashless
Activist Post - A committee chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu’s chief of staff has come up with a three-phase plan to “all
but do away with cash transactions in Israel”.
Industry Challenged by Supply Risks of Critical Raw Materials
StratRisks - The 2014 list includes 13 of the 14 materials identified in
the previous list of 2011, with only tantalum moving out of the list due
to a lower supply risk. Six new materials appear on the list: borates,
chromium, coking coal, magnesite, phosphate rock and silicon metal
bringing the number up to 20 raw materials which are now considered
critical by the European Commission.
First Germany, Now Austria Demands An Audit Of Its Offshore Held Gold
Zero Hedge - First it was Germany, now another AAA-rated European
country is starting to get concerned about its hard assets. Overnight
Bloomberg reported that following in Bundesbank's footsteps, Austria
will audit its gold reserves located in the UK, which represent 80% of
its total gold holdings.
The Size Of The Derivatives Bubble Hanging Over The Global Economy Hits
A Record High
Economic Collapse - According to the Bank for International Settlements,
the total notional value of derivatives contracts around the world has
ballooned to an astounding 710 trillion dollars ($710,000,000,000,000).
U.S. News, Politics & Government
US House approves $600 million military aid package for Israel
Blacklisted News - Legislation obligates the president to report
to Congress every 3 months on Qualitative Military Edge issues
for Israel, authorizes provisions for Iron Dome, David's Sling
and Arrow 3.
This Is What Happens When Young Men Are Taught That Scoring With
Women Is The Ultimate Goal In Life
The Daily Sheeple - 22-year-old Elliot Rodger is the son of
Hunger Games unit director Peter Rodger. He was deeply immersed
in the culture of Hollywood, but he was incredibly frustrated
that he was not able to have the kind of lifestyle that
Hollywood had always promised him.
Rejected Brat Goes on Killing Spree Because Girls Didn’t Like
Gun grabbers ignore stabbing in Calif. massacre; isn’t it time
to ban knives?
BizPac Review - As surely as night follows day, Saturday’s
killings at the University of California-Santa Barbara by a
thoroughly deranged individual brought the gun grabbers out
Senator Moves to Reintroduce Failed Gun Bills Following
Kurt Nimmo - Connecticut Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal
told CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday he will urge Congress to
take up gun legislation that failed to pass following the Sandy
White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan
The Washington Post - The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed
Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently
included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S.
officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with
House of Representatives Rejects Cost Savings Supported by
AllGov - So what happens when the Department of Defense—which
has been raking in half of trillion dollars a year—offers up
multiple ways to cut its budget? Congress votes to put the money
Militarized Police Occupy Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Activist Post - For residents of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,
Memorial Day Bike Week, (aka “Black Bike Week”), has long been
synonymous with vastly increased crime, violence, and
destruction of property. Likewise, the event attracts a high
number of police that set up shop to detain and harass attendees
with roadblocks and other traditional hallmarks of a police
Company Designs Surveillance Jewelry That Alerts Police In Case
Adan Salazar - When someone thinks of GPS tracking bracelets,
court mandated devices or criminals under house arrest typically
come to mind, but one company is aiming to break that stigma and
bring ubiquitous location monitoring into fashion.
The Retail Death Rattle Grows Louder
Zero Hedge - Retail store results for the 1st quarter of 2014
have been rolling in over the last week. It seems the hideous
government reported retail sales results over the last six
months are being confirmed by the dying bricks and mortar
mega-chains. In case you missed the corporate mainstream media
not reporting the facts and doing their usual positive spin,
here are the absolutely dreadful headlines...
How Bots Manipulated The Price Of Bitcoin Through "Massive
Fraudulent Trading Activity" At MtGox
Zero Hedge - For a decade, Barclays (among others) rigged the
precious metals markets with bursts of sell orders to maintain
the illusion that the ultimate indicator of status quo failure
was not flashing red. It now appears that Bitcoin suffered the
same (but buying burst) manipulation in the last year...
The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers
And Fast Food Employees
Economic Collapse - There are already more than 101 million
working age Americans that are not employed and 20 percent of
the families in the entire country do not have a single member
that has a job. So what in the world are we going to do when
robots start taking millions upon millions more of our jobs?
Bodies of 28 Veterans At LA County Morgue Will Finally Receive
(CBSLA.com) - The bodies of 28 veterans at the L.A. County
Morgue were finally moved Friday for burial to the Riverside
* Action Alert:
Tell Congress that our military veterans deserve to be honored,
not left to rot anonymously in a morgue!
CA Vet with Cancer Stuck on VA Waiting List for 8 Months with 7
More to Go
Breitbart.com - Curtis, a veteran from Sacramento, CA who says
he has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, told radio host Tom
Sullivan that he has been waiting eight months for his
application for treatment to be processed. He said that he sent
a claim into the Oakland VA office, and after waiting for six
months, was told that because his kidney cancer was due to
radiation exposure in the first Gulf War, he would have to
submit an application to the Jackson, MS office.
The story of Sergeant Stubby, WWI's most decorated dog
stripes.com - Sergeant Stubby, a short brindle bull terrier
mutt, was officially decorated a hero of World War I. Regarded
as the greatest war dog in the nation's history, he earned one
wound stripe and three service stripes.
Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 5/26/14: The VA Scandal is Just
the Tip of the Military Abuse Iceberg
Liberty Crier - President Obama held a press conference last
week to express his outrage over reports that the Veterans
Administration was routinely delaying treatment to veterans,
with some veterans even dying while on alleged secret waiting
Thousands of bikers in Washington for rally on POWS
(AFP) - Thousands of bikers roared through Washington for the
annual Rolling Thunder rally Sunday, given added fervor this
year amid anger over an ongoing scandal concerning medical care
Dozens Of Hearings Later, Lawmakers Pressed On Where They've
Been On VA Dysfunction
Huffington Post - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has
been under fire for weeks amid reports of misconduct at VA
facilities around the country. But on Sunday, CNN's Candy
Crowley pressed lawmakers to explain how they're not
responsible, too, for failing to provide adequate oversight of
VA hospitals given that they've held dozens of hearings on VA
Extremists: “Military Veterans Who Have Fought In Foreign Wars
And Are Disgruntled…”
Mac Slavo - While President Obama lays wreaths and Congressional
representatives give lip service thanking our veterans for their
sacrifice, the Department of Homeland Security operating under
the directives of said Executive and Legislative branch
membership warns law enforcement personnel to be on the lookout
for domestic extremists who pose a threat to the United States
The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways
techcrunch.com - Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might
work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their
own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie
Brusawhope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways
project, which they just funded through a hugely popular crowd
Amazing Food Science Discovery: Edible Plants 'Talk' To Animal
Cells, Promote Healing
Green Med Info - A groundbreaking new study published in
Molecular Nutrition & Food Research titled, "Interspecies
communication between plant and mouse gut host cells through
edible plant derived exosome-like nanoparticles," reveals a new
way that food components 'talk' to animal cells by regulating
gene expression and conferring significant therapeutic effects.
Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month
engadget.com - The researchers behind it don't want to call it
suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to
explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose
injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on.
Next Generation Drones Will Be Inspired By Nature: Scientists
Activist Post - A group of even smaller surveillance drones
called NAV (nano air vehicles) already have been commissioned
based on this final hurdle being overcome: mapleseed drones;
sparrow drones by 2015, and dragonfly drones to fly in swarms by
2030. Or how about a sky full of drones modeled from jellyfish?
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Open Source Seed Pledge Aims to Keep Seeds in Public Hands, Not
Natural Society - The overwhelming majority of crops grown in
the U.S. for commercial distribution are regulated and
restricted by patents and other forms of intellectual property
protection. These licenses and patents are great for large
corporations, but bad for the average person. This trend, of
patenting seeds and the plants they produce, is extending to
vegetables and other crops more likely to be grown by small
farmers and gardeners.
Buffalo, Missouri, stops adding fluoride poisons to the water
Citing high costs that continually raise water prices for local
customers, the Board of Aldermen in Buffalo, Missouri, a small
town just north of Springfield, recently made the decision to
stop fluoridating the public water supply.
A step-by-step guide to removing heavy metals from the body
(NaturalNews) Along with radiation poisoning, heavy metal
toxicity is one of the most pressing health issues of our
time.... Fortunately, a number of whole foods such as parsley,
cilantro and spirulina contain natural chelating agents that
help us remove many of these heavy metals. The most potent and
effective natural chelator of all, however, is chlorella: a
green, single-celled algae that thrives in the sunniest parts of
Surprise! Doctors suddenly urge iodine supplementation for
pregnant women to protect developing brains
(NaturalNews) The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on
Environmental Health has just announced something that seems
totally out of character for conventional doctors: they've said
that pregnant women are deficient in iodine and have urged
widespread iodine supplementation to protect the development of
their babies' brains.
Healing capacity of curcumin significantly improved through
nanotechnology - research
(NaturalNews) Although fresh and powdered turmeric shine in
therapeutic applications, isolating the bioactive element
curcumin has proven to offer still more benefit. But researchers
have further increased the health impact of the root by
rendering curcumin into exceedingly small nanoparticles.
Top 5 sources of plant protein
(NaturalNews) Good quality sources of protein are widely
available, and many of them come from outside the animal
kingdom. It's time to identify the top sources of highly
digestible plant protein with the most benefits for your health.
The hidden dangers of going gluten-free - here's how to avoid
(NaturalNews) "Jeffrey Smith's documentary Genetic roulette: The
gamble of our lives reveals how GMOs destroy the digestive tract
of mammals. Smith believes that the Bt toxin found in
genetically modified food actually creates holes in the gut
lining, leading to leaky gut syndrome. This may explain why
gluten intolerance has become prevalent since GMOs were
introduced into the food supply."
Genetically Engineered HIV Vaccine INCREASED Risk of HIV
Green Med Info - A new study published in Lancet reveals that an
experimental vaccine manufactured by Merck using a genetically
modified adenovirus actually increased the risk of contracting
HIV infection in recipients.
Thyroid Cancer Epidemic Caused by Misinformation, Not Cancer
Green Med Info - Did you know the vast majority of thyroid
cancer diagnoses are FALSE? And yet, the vast majority goes
ahead and gets 'treated' anyway, with total removal of the
gland, radiation and life long hormone replacement.
The Five Most Underrated Supplements That Make A Huge Difference
In Your Health
preventdisease.com - Everyone knows about multivitamins, calcium
and fish oil, but how many people know about some of the most
underrated supplements out there that make a world of difference
for your immune system, energy levels, aches and pains?
Flaxseed Reduces Blood Pressure and Decreases Oxylipin Levels
Green Med Info - Most of us know flaxseed offers healthy forms
of fiber and fatty acids called alpha linoleic acids (ALA). But
did you know that flaxseed reduces high blood pressure?
Want to Prevent or Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease? Apple Juice may
Natural Society - New research has discovered that drinking
apple juice three times a week could help prevent Alzheimer's
disease (AD) and heart disease.
Recipe: Apple, carrot, oranges and celery stroke prevention
STEPin2 - This juice is packed with organic foods that lower
cholesterol and promote heart health, which can prevent strokes.
How Do You Like Being Exposed to 80,000 Unregulated Chemicals
Natural Society - Did you know that more than 80,000 toxic
chemicals are causing illness and disease, all while being
approved and untested by independent scientific bodies?
The story of Sergeant Stubby, WWI's most decorated
stripes.com - Sergeant Stubby, a short brindle bull
terrier mutt, was officially decorated a hero of
World War I. Regarded as the greatest war dog in the
nation's history, he earned one wound stripe and
three service stripes.
Convenia: A Dangerous Veterinary Drug: Please don't
ever use this drug for your cats and dogs!
tudiabetes.org - Convenia is a dangerous
[antibiotic] drug, it stays in the body actively for
12 days and then remains for 64 more days.... The
following adverse events were reported voluntarily
during post-approval use of the product in dogs and
cats in foreign markets: death, tremors/ataxia,
seizures, anaphylaxis, acute pulmonary edema, facial
edema, injection site reactions (alopecia, scabs,
necrosis, and erythema), hemolytic anemia,
salivation, pruritus, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea,
Homeopathic Mistakes to Avoid - True for Both Your
Pet and You
Dr. Becker - Homeopathic treatments can work very
effectively when done correctly. But watch out for
this troubling trend which can have unintended
consequences -- including suppressing symptoms
without any real healing, and more.
- May 26, 2014 - Today In History: Memorial
1736 - The British and Chickasaw Indians defeated
the French at the Battle of Ackia.
1835 - A resolution was passed in the U.S. Congress
stating that Congress has no authority over state
1836 - The U.S. House of Representatives adopted
what has been called the Gag Rule.
1864 - The Territory of Montana was organized.
1865 - Arrangements were made in New Orleans for the
surrender of Confederate forces west of the
1868 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson was acquitted,
by one vote, of all charges in his impeachment
1896 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average appeared for
the first time in the "Wall Street Journal."
1946 - A patent was filed in the United States for
1948 - The U.S. Congress passed Public Law 557 which
permanently established the Civil Air Patrol as the
Auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force.
1958 - Union Square, San Francisco became a state
1961 - A U.S. Air Force bomber flew across the
Atlantic in a record time of just over three hours.
1969 - The Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the
first manned moon landing.
1972 - The Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I)
was signed by the U.S. and USSR. The short-term
agreement put a freeze on the testing and deployment
of intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic
missiles for a 5-year period.
1978 - The first legal casino in the Eastern U.S.
opened in Atlantic City, NJ.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton renewed trade
privileges for China, and announced that his
administration would no longer link China's trade
status with its human rights record.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ellis
Island was mainly in New Jersey, not New York.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police
officers in high-speed chases are liable for
bystander injuries only if their "actions shock the
2004 - Terry Nichols was found guilty of 161 state
murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma
2009 - California's Supreme Court upheld the
Proposition 8 gay marriage ban but said the 18,000
same-sex weddings that had taken place before the
prohibition passed were still valid.
2011 - Congress passed a four-year extension of
post-Sept. 11 powers contained in the Patriot Act to
search records and conduct roving wiretaps in
pursuit of terrorists.
Special Tribute to our Fallen...
To All Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice...
China busts 23 'terror, religious extremism' groups: Xinhua
Reuters - Chinese police in the far western region of Xinjiang have
taken down 23 "terror and religious extremism groups" and caught more
than 200 suspects in May, state media said, days after the region's
deadliest attack in years.
Billionaire Petro Poroshenko Wins Ukrainian Presidency
An exit poll on Sunday showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro
Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election outright in the first
round - a vote that authorities hoped would unify the deeply fractured
Pope Francis Invites Israeli, Palestinian Presidents to Vatican
nbcnews.com - Pope Francis on Sunday invited the Israeli and Palestinian
presidents to the Vatican, calling the stalemate in peace talks
“unacceptable” as he visited the birthplace of Jesus.
Earthquake rattles Greece, Turkey
MSN News - An earthquake beneath the sea shook northern Greece and
western Turkey Saturday, with 266 people reportedly injured in Turkey.
Thai Military Takes Total Control
Common Dreams - Despite crackdowns, reports of growing public opposition
to military takeover. Military leaders in Thailand assumed all political
power in the country on Saturday after dissolving the country's Senate,
the last democratic institution left standing after the military seized
power two days ago.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Exclusive: Whistleblower reveals new Veterans Affairs scandal
VA Supervisor: Older Veterans Should be “Shot in the Head” to Save Money
- A Veterans Affairs whistleblower has exclusively revealed to Infowars
that the facility at which he works has engaged in a of cover-up in
response to the VA hospital scandal, while also relating the story of
how one supervisor expressed his desire to see older veterans “taken
outside and shot in the head.”
Alaska wildfire grows, spurs evacuations
MSN - A massive wildfire pushed by wind in Alaska's
Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage continues to
explode in size, leading to mandatory evacuations of
1,000 structures, officials said Sunday.
Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
USA Today - President Obama made a surprise visit to
Afghanistan on Sunday as his administration plans to
end the nation's longest war at the end of this
year, and faces intense criticism over the medical
treatment of American veterans.
Irony of the Week: Bernie Sanders Says We Need To
See What’s in the VA Bill Before Voting On It
ijreview.com - Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced
a Senate bill this week that would make it easier to
fire those responsible for the awful delays at the
Veterans Administration. But Sen. Bernie Sanders
(Socialist – VT) wants a hearing to further discuss
the specifics of the bill.
What Does Ollie North Think of the Senate Debating
the Washington Redskins Instead of VA Reform?
ijreview.com - The Senate blocked consideration of
the bi-partisan VA Reform bill that was passed in
the House of Representatives by 390-33. Instead, the
Senate found time to discuss the name of the
Washington Redskins. The Senate was even able to get
50 senators to sign a letter to the NFL asking them
to force owner Dan Snyder to change the name of the
Gunman kills six in rampage in California college
Reuters- A 22-year-old gunman killed six people
before taking his own life in a rampage that began
in his apartment and cascaded across a California
college town, shortly after he posted a threatening
video railing against women, police said on
VA approves more private care for veterans
MSN News - More veterans are being allowed to obtain
health care at private hospitals and clinics in an
effort to improve their treatment following
allegations of falsified records and delays in
treatment. In a statement issued Saturday, Veterans
Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki also said VA
facilities are enhancing capacity of their clinics
so veterans can get care sooner.
A chilling message from the cartels: Billboards with
hanging mannequins warning cops to choose 'silver
over lead' appear in Texas
Daily News - Two frightening incidents of vandalism
in El Paso near the Mexican border in Texas have
been interpreted as warnings from drug cartels.
School Car Wash Fundraisers Banned in Virginia
For years, car washes have been a fundraising staple
for high school sports teams, marching bands and
youth groups. Just get some kids together with
buckets and soap, rent out a parking lot, put up a
sign and hope it doesn’t rain. But in Arlington,
Va., you also have to hope the government doesn’t
catch you. Charity car washes and car wash
fundraisers are now banned on school property there,
after the Department of Environmental Services
issued new rules for stormwater and water runoff.
Tips for Managing Seasonal Allergies
They’re saying that this is the worst year EVER for
Recalled Hummus and Dip Could Pose Listeria Risk
Nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus and dip products are
being recalled by Lansal, Inc. due to possible
contamination with listeria bacteria, which can
cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in
young, frail and elderly people.
Potential new Alzheimer's treatment may come from an
Medical News Today - A protein implicated in
producing aggregates harmful to the body may protect
against Alzheimer's. Ongoing research into how this
mechanism might work has led one team of researchers
to the verge of creating a new drug to prevent or
delay Alzheimer's symptoms.
- May 23, 2014 - Today In History:
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.
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 ambushed and killed by Texas
1945 - In Luneburg Germany, Heinrich Himmler, the
head of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while
imprisoned by the Allied forces.
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
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 - In Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart (Blue Blazer)
died when he fell 90 feet while being lowered into a
WWF wrestling ring. He was 33 years old.
2003 - Congress sent President George W. Bush a $330
billion package of tax cuts - the third of his
Russia may build eight nuclear reactors for Iran
(Reuters) - Russia plans to sign a contract with Iran this year to build
two more nuclear reactors at its Bushehr power plant as part of a
broader deal for up to eight reactors in the Islamic state, a source
close to the negotiations told Reuters on Thursday.
Koreas exchange fire near disputed sea boundary
(AP) - North and South Korean warships exchanged artillery fire Thursday
in disputed waters off the western coast, South Korean military
officials said, in the latest sign of rising animosity between the
bitter rivals in recent weeks.
New civil war in Libya as Benghazi probe begins
WND - Dr. Jerome Corsi of WND lays out the truth about Libya. He so
respected the opinions of the Tribes of Libya that he published their
words showing their disdain for the Obama administration.
Military coup in Thailand: Constitution suspended, all TV & radio
RT - Thailand’s army has taken over control of the country, suspending
the constitution and imposing a curfew. TV and radio stations were also
ordered to broadcast only army material. The coup follows months of
political stalemate and turmoil.
16 Ukraine soldiers killed in deadly Donetsk region checkpoint attack
RT - 16 Ukrainian troops were killed and over 30 injured in an attack on
a military checkpoint in Donetsk Region. The deadliest assault on the
army since Kiev launched its military operation in the south-east of the
country comes a few days ahead of election.
Prince Charles Compares Putin to Hitler
Kurt Nimmo - Prince Charles’ “well-intentioned” remark comparing Russian
President Vladimir Putin to Hitler is ironic considering the
well-established fact the British royal family was cozy with the real
Hitler back in the day.
China Halts US Dollar Transactions With Afghan Banks
Zero Hedge - Chinese banks have halted dollar transactions with most
Afghan commercial banks, the central bank governor said on Thursday,
making it difficult for businesses to pay for imports with one of the
Afghanistan's biggest trading partners.
Evidence builds that Malaysia Airlines MH370 was hijacked and diverted
(NaturalNews) New evidence suggests that terrorists with ties to the al
Qaeda organization may have had a hand in the strange, and still
unexplained, disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
US tests cornerstone of European antimissile shield
RT - The US has successfully test-fired Aegis Ashore, the land-based
version of the naval antiballistic missile system, which is to be
deployed in Eastern Europe starting next year despite Moscow’s
Globalist Institute Schedules Child’s Sex Change Despite Parent’s
Prison Planet.com - Britain’s National Health Service and the Tavistock
and Portman NHS Foundation Trust clinic will allow a 16 year old girl to
change her sex despite the vehement objection of the girl’s mother,
according to a story posted by the Daily Mail earlier this week.
Russian Activists to Conduct Independent Studies Proving GMOs Could be
Natural Society - A draft bill is on the table in Russia that would
criminalize GMO production and distribution. Now, anti-GMO activists
there are looking to create a team of ‘long-overdue’ independent and
international researchers that can finally prove unequivocally that GMOs
are poison tools created by Monsanto and the corporate, biotech machine.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. In Africa - Test Your Knowledge
When BUSH Did
What OBAMA'S doing, WERE YOU MAD?
Release The Drones: Obama Sends Predator Drone To #BringBackOurGirls
Breitbart - President Obama announced plans to send 80 members
of the United States Military to join the search for the
kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigerea by Boko Haram. A U.S. official
tells the Wall Street Journal that a MQ-1 Predator drone will
also be part of the team.
Senate confirms drone memo author to be federal judge
CBS News - By a near party-line 53-45 vote, senators confirmed
David Barron to join the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals. Democratic Sens. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Joe
Manchin of West Virginia were the only lawmakers to cross party
lines and vote against the confirmation.
Congress reaffirms indefinite detention of Americans under NDAA
RT - The US House of Representatives approved an annual defense
spending bill early Thursday after rejecting a proposed
amendment that would have prevented the United States government
from indefinitely detaining American citizens.
State Dept. Won’t Say If Christian Toddler Jailed in Sudan is
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. State Department on Monday declined to
say if Martin Wani, a 20-month-old Christian boy imprisoned by
the Islamist Sudanese government, is a U.S. citizen. “You don’t
know whether that little boy in prison is a U.S. citizen?”
CNSNews.com asked State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki at the
department’s Monday press briefing.
Pennsylvania to allow police to search cars without a warrant
RT - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled recently that police
are allowed to search vehicles without a warrant. Meanwhile, the
state General Assembly is advancing a bill to grant police
authority to arrest those with “secret compartments” in their
Sen. Ed Markey Wants $10 Million Per Year to Treat Guns Like
Disease at CDC
Breitbart - On May 21 Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and
Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced legislation
designating $10 million a year to the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) "to fund research on gun violence prevention and
US military failed to recapture seized nuclear weapon in test
attack – internal review
RT - Guards at a US nuclear missile base failed last summer
drill, which was meant to test their ability to withstand a
hostile takeover, reports AP citing an internal review. US Air
Force called it a “critical deficiency.”
The single most dangerous question to Obama about Benghazi
Hagmann & Hagmann Report - There is one single question about
Benghazi that needs to be asked with absolute precision and
answered with authenticated specificity.
Bilderberg Member Admits Secretive Confab More Powerful Than
Paul Joseph Watson - A Bilderberg member has told respected
German magazine Cicero that the secretive annual confab, set to
take place next week in Copenhagen, is more powerful that Davos,
which is dismissed as “pure PR talk.”
Sheriffs' Association: Release Of Convicted Immigrants
Breitbart - The release of criminal immigrants awaiting the
outcome of deportation proceedings is “unacceptable,” according
to a sheriffs’ association involved in discussions with the
Obama administration about immigration reform.
TSA to Purchase 24 Million Rounds of “Duty” Ammunition
Paul Joseph Watson - The TSA has issued a solicitation
requesting 24 million rounds of .357 SIG “duty ammunition” over
a five year period, prompting fresh questions as to whether the
federal agency is planning to arm its workers.
TSA’s Mothballed Naked Body Scanners End Up Being Used In
Steve Watson - Oh The Irony. Over 150 radiation spewing body
scanners, previously used by the TSA in the nation’s airports,
have been redeployed into environments much more fitting of
their use – prisons.
Teacher: White 'Privilege' Makes Common Core Necessary
Breitbart - David Pook, who claims to have “helped write the
standards,” said during a recent Common Core debate at St.
Anselm’s College in Manchester, New Hampshire, that Common Core
was necessary because of “white privilege.”... Pook, who
reportedly is a history teacher at the exclusive Derryfield
School and who served as a pro-Common Core panelist at the
debate, received jeers and laughter from the audience in
response to his comments.
Woman Suspected of Non-Violent Crime Wakes Up to a Home
The Daily Sheeple - Was it necessary for law enforcement to
conduct a military-style raid on the home of a woman suspected
of Medicare fraud?
Elderly Atlantic City Icon Could Lose His Family Home Of 45
Years To Benefit A Bankrupt Casino
Forbes - New Jersey is just one of a handful of states that
allows authorizing eminent domain to benefit casinos. That is
far removed from a genuine public use, like a highway or a
school. CRDA wants to take Charlie’s family home (as well as 61
other units) for a “mixed-use development” to complement Revel,
the latest casino built in Atlantic City.
Privacy Versus Security Is a FALSE Choice
Washington's Blog - Top security experts – including the
highest-level government officials and the top university
experts – say that mass surveillance increases terrorism and
hurts security. They say that our government failed to stop the
Boston bombing because they were too busy spying on millions of
innocent Americans instead of focusing on actual bad guys.
YouTube: Skygate 911 - Full Film
You are the Jury as new and existing evidence is gathered with
regard to the aviation related events of September 11, 2001.
Analysis includes in depth study of the Departure Gate at
Dulles, In-Flight navigation and alignment combined with further
scrutiny of the data provided by government agencies which far
exceed the capabilities of the alleged aircraft reported.
10 Outrageous Crimes The Banksters Hope You Forget
Activist Post - This report hopes to serve as a reminder that
widespread corruption within the banking industry is nothing
new; in fact, you could say it was built that way.
Euro Pacific Precious Metal Selects BitPay for Bitcoin payments
heraldonline.com - BitPay, world leader in business solutions
for Bitcoin digital currency, announces a partnership with Euro
Pacific Precious Metals. Based in New York City, Euro Pacific
Precious Metals is one of the major international gold and
silver dealers – and the world’s largest by volume to accept
bitcoin to date.
Veteran health care woes become campaign issue
wral.com - The growing furor over veterans' health care moved to
the political campaigns Thursday as congressional candidates
from both parties called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric
Shinseki to be fired.
YouTube: Suicide rate linked to foreclosures
RT - The study, which was conducted by researchers at Purdue,
Dartmouth and other universities, shows a correlation between
suicide and foreclosures rates between 2005 and 2010. Those who
are middle-aged and have the "most to lose" were most likely to
have committed suicide as a result of losing their home.
US energy agency cuts Monterey shale oil estimate by 96%
RT - The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has cut the
Monterey Shale oil formation estimate by 96 percent to just 600
million barrels from 13.7 billion, due to a lack of extraction
technology. The assessment cut US national reserves by 39
Texas drinking water makes pipes and plumbing radioactive
khou.com - Radiation has contaminated the underground pipes,
water tanks, and plumbing that provide drinking water for much
of Central Texas and the famed Texas Hill Country, according to
concerned city officials in the region who have tested the pipes
with Geiger counters.
Who Gave the U.S. Gov’t Permission to Control the Ionosphere in
the First Place?
The Daily Sheeple - The real question isn’t whether or not HAARP
can be used to control or manipulate the weather. The real
question is, who gave the U.S. government the authority to
“inject energy into the ionosphere to be able to actually
control it” in the first place?
Scientists Are Creating New, Incurable Diseases in Labs
Next Gov - Swine flu, or H1N1, had been dead for 20 years when
it suddenly re-emerged in 1977 with a curious twist. The new
strain was genetically similar to one from the 1950s, almost as
though it had been sitting frozen in a lab since then. Indeed,
it eventually became clear that the late-70s flu outbreak was
likely the result of a lowly lab worker’s snafu.
Congress Guts Anti-NSA Spying Bill Beyond Recognition; Original
Cosponsor Justin Amash Votes No
libertyblitzkrieg.com - It’s shameful that the president of the
United States, the chairman of the House Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence, and the leaders of the country’s
surveillance agencies refuse to accept consensus reforms that
will keep our country safe while upholding the Constitution.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Victory: NOSB Votes to Ban Another Antibiotic from Organic Apple
and Pear Orchards
Natural Society - Recently, the National Organic Standards Board
decided to finally ban the antibiotic streptomycin from organic
foods, protecting organic apples and pears.
Morning After Abortion Pill Now Available on Amazon
Adan Salazar - A controversial morning after pill known as Plan
B, once a prescription, behind-the-counter contraceptive, is now
being sold freely on the widely popular online marketplace
Amazon, bringing the option to abort an unborn embryo right to
What color is your cancer sweetener packet: pink, yellow or
(NaturalNews) There are usually four choices of drink sweeteners
at every convenient store, restaurant and coffee shop, and
you're lucky if they are carrying a package that's brown and
comes from Hawaii.
Improve your immune system with beta glucan
(NaturalNews) Specific herbs, nutrients and botanical co-factors
help to improve the immunodulatory systems of the body. Beta
glucans have been shown to be one of the best immunomodulation
substances with powerful health benefits.
Green tea diet secrets: How to get results more safely and
(NaturalNews) Green tea diet secrets are not so secret any more.
If you're trying to shed a few pounds, adding green tea to your
diet can really help jump start the process. Studies have proven
the efficacy of green tea for weight loss.
Enjoy your salad with olive oil and a watermelon snack to
naturally lower blood pressure
(NaturalNews) A recent study released by the British Heart
Foundation and published in the journal PNAS has determined that
a diet combining unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich fats and
vegetables such as olive oil and lettuce can protect you from
hypertension, helping explain why some previous studies have
shown that a Mediterranean diet can lower blood pressure.
Vaccine dangers: The facts don't lie
(NaturalNews) Do you remember the 2009 "Swine Flu Pandemic" -
which supposedly threatened millions of unvaccinated people?
Surgery, radiation provide 'no benefit' for elderly prostate
cancer patients, study finds
(NaturalNews) Elderly men who have been diagnosed with prostate
cancer may want to skip out on getting treatment, suggests a new
study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer.
'Golden Milk' Can Change Your Life (Dairy Free)
Natural Blaze - The main ingredient in this recipe is turmeric.
Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identified as its
primary active component and which exhibits over 150 potentially
therapeutic activities, which include antioxidant,
anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in Caribbean,
National Post - They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever
and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use
their hands. It’s like having a terrible flu combined with an
abrupt case of arthritis.... There have been no confirmed cases
of local transmission of chikungunya on the U.S. mainland, but
experts say the high number of travelers to the region means
that could change as early as this summer.
Carrageenan - Protects Against Colds?
Susan Thixton - This appears to be the newest marketing claim
for carrageenan, the gum used to mold together a moist pet food
might provide your pet protection from a cold. The marketing
neglects to mention that carrageenan might also cause serious
intestinal issues and possibly even cancer.
Kenneling: This Common Practice May Be Causing Mental Illness in
Dr. Becker - There are many situations in which a kennel is the
only means of keeping a dog safe for a certain period of time,
however, no dog should be relegated to a kennel routinely or
indefinitely. Crate training is not in the same category as
Can pets have thyroid disease? Dr. Jean Dodds provides answers
(NaturalNews) Jean Dodds, DVM, is scheduled to speak at The
Thyroid Summit, an online event which begins June 2 and runs
through June 9. Her presentation will be titled "Our Pets: Could
Your Dog or Cat Have Thyroid Disease?"
- May 22, 2014 - Today In History:
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.
1872 - The Amnesty Act restored civil rights to
1882 - The U.S. formally recognized Korea.
1900 - The Associated Press was incorporated as a
non-profit news cooperative in New York.
1906 - The Wright brothers received a patent their
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.
1955 - Jack Benny did his last live network radio
broadcast after a run of 23 years. He devoted his
time fully to TV.
1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered on
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
1990 - Microsoft released Windows 3.0.
1992 - Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for
the last time. He had been host for 30 years.
1997 - Kelly Flinn, the U.S. Air Force's first
female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepted a
general discharge. She thereby avoided court-martial
on charges of adultery, lying and disobeying an
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.
2011 - A tornado devastated Joplin, Mo., claiming at
least 159 lives and destroying about 8,000 homes and
U.S. Sends Military Personnel To Chad
Brandon Turbeville - As FOX News reports, President Barack Obama
formally announced in a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner on
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the deployment of 80 U.S. military personnel to
Chad under the pretense of helping locate the 300 Nigerian schoolgirls
allegedly kidnapped by Boko Haram.
VIDEO: Kerry says ‘all options remain on table’ for Venezuela
Press TV - During his first visit to Mexico as the US secretary of state
which was aimed at increasing educational ties between the two
countries, Kerry spoke forcefully on Wednesday about the recent
political unrest in Venezuela, saying the US is losing patience with the
Over 100 killed in Nigeria twin blasts
RT - Two car blasts at a busy market in the central city of Jos in
Nigeria have killed at least 118 people, police say, with dozens more
injured. The attacks come amid a bombing campaign by the Boko Haram
Islamist militant group.
World Bank and aid donors accused of enabling land grabs
The Guardian - Aid donors and international institutions including the
World Bank and World Economic Forum (WEF) have been accused of promoting
an environment that fuels land grabs through policies and initiatives
that pave the way for large-scale private investment.
Pentagon deploys another warship to Black Sea
RT - The United States military confirmed on Tuesday that a guided
missile cruiser is en route to the Black Sea as worries persist about
the ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia.
Russia to veto anti-Syria resolution at UNSC
Press TV - Russia says it will veto a draft resolution at the UN
Security Council (UNSC) calling for referring the Syrian crisis to the
International Criminal Court.
'Iran oil exports to China hit new high'
Press TV - Iran’s crude oil exports to its top customer, China, have
more than doubled from a year ago to a record of nearly 800,000 barrels
per day (bpd), a new report says.
Rio ups security ahead of World Cup
Press TV - Local authorities have said the security forces, including
local and federal police officers and military troops, will start
patrolling the streets of Rio on May 23.
Fukushima diverts groundwater from radioactive reactor into Pacific
RT - TEPCO, operators of the stricken Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant,
has rerouted water flows around the plant straight into the ocean, to
prevent it from becoming contaminated after seeping inside the plant.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Special Forces, Foreign Troops Practice Invading Tampa
Mikael Thalen - U.S. Special Forces and commandos from 16
foreign nations practiced “invading” Tampa, Fl. this week during
an unprecedented international training exercise.
No Whites Allowed: Student Booted From Conference Because Of
Skin Color: “Because I was white they would feel unsafe?”
Mac Slavo - Earlier this week First Lady Michelle Obama urged
schoolchildren to monitor their parents for racially insensitive
comments because Federal laws can only go so far in stopping
racism. While we don’t have any racially insensitive incidents
against African Americans to report at this time, maybe Mrs.
Obama can assist us with the insensitive and racist actions
taken by organizers of the annual White Privilege Conference
held in Madison, Wisconsin.
California police caught on camera fatally shooting man
RT - Residents of a small central California city are asking for
a response from officials after the local police department has
been attributed with fatally shooting two suspects in a span of
just 11 days this month.
Activists to Distribute 9/11 Reality Brochures to Counter
Memorial Brochure Propaganda
Daily Paul - See the
reality brochure here.
GMO Free Oregon begins gathering signatures for GMO labeling
(NaturalNews) An Oregon group opposed to genetically modified
foods has begun gathering signatures for a statewide ballot
measure in November that would require labeling of ingredients
for all such products sold in the state.
YouTube: Rand Paul Filibusters Another Obama Appointee over
Drone Memos - May 21, 2014
On Wednesday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) began his filibuster
of President Barack Obama's U.S. Court of Appeals nominee David
Barron. The First Circuit nominee has drawn the
libertarian-leaning senator's ire for the legal opinions Barron
wrote in support of drone strikes against U.S. citizens.
Atlanta Craigslist Ad Seeks Crisis Actors for “Mass Casualty
National Report - The U.S. government is known to use
“professional actors” to depict victims in simulations of large
scale attacks. According to an ABC News, “professional actors
play the roles of victims” followed by media coverage to
disseminate the supposed “disaster”.
NC Restaurant Posts “No Guns” Sign and Then Gets Robbed at
Blacklisted News - Even while Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun
groups celebrate their “victory” in getting Chipotle to ban guns
from their stores, a story out of Durham, NC reminds us why
these so called “gun free zones” are actually doing more harm
One-Third of Americans and Nearly Half the People around the
World Fear Torture if Taken into Custody
AllGov - Of Americans polled, 32% indicated they were not
confident that they would be safe from torture after being
arrested in the U.S. Torture in this country isn’t as uncommon
as some might think. The wide use of solitary confinement in the
U.S. prison system amounts to torture, according to Amnesty
Chicago Cops Caught Brutalizing Woman, Says “You’ll Be Dead,
Your Family Will Be Dead”
Ben Swann - A woman has filed suit against the city of Chicago
as well as the Chicago Police Department after she was thrown to
the ground and assaulted by officers during a raid of her salon.
The disturbing incident was captured on the salon’s surveillance
The Next Obamacare Scandal: A Taxpayer-Funded Bailout Of
Zero Hedge - The LA Times reports that the “Obama administration
has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare
law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars
available to the insurance industry if companies providing
coverage through the Affordable Care Act lose money.” In other
words, yet another taxpayer funded bailout.
More than 100 protesters arrested at McDonald’s HQ demanding
RT - An estimated 2,000 marched outside the building in suburban
Chicago demanding the right to form a union without retaliation
and a wage increase to $15 an hour. McDonald’s employees, other
food service employees, local church leaders, and union
officials were on hand to join in the chants of “Hey McDonald’s
You Can’t Hide, We Can See Your Greedy Side” and “No Big Macs,
No Fries, Make our Wage Supersize.”
GM recalls more cars, sets new record
(Reuters) - General Motors Co is recalling more than 284,000
older Chevrolet cars in the United States and other markets,
bringing U.S. recalls at the automaker this year to 29 and a
record number of vehicles.
Who Needs The United States? Not Russia And China
Economic Collapse - Russia and China have just signed what is
being called "the gas deal of the century", and the two
countries are discussing moving away from the U.S. dollar and
using their own currencies to trade with one another. This has
huge implications for the future of the U.S. economy, but the
mainstream media in the United States is being strangely quiet
about all of this.
As Russia Dumps A Record Amount Of US Treasurys, Here Is What It
Zero Hedge - So as Russia is selling a record amount of US
paper, what is it buying? For the answer we go to Goldcore which
tells us that "Russia Buys 900,000 Ounces Of Gold Worth $1.17
Billion In April."
George Soros sells all shares of Citigroup, Bank of America and
Blacklisted News - - George Soros dumped his stakes in banks and
went for tech and gold miners in the first quarter, according to
a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday.
Bipartisan House Bill would Prohibit Congress from Flying First
Class at Taxpayers’ Expense
AllGov - With the government mired in debt, and American
soldiers stuck flying coach, some members of Congress have
decided their colleagues shouldn’t be able to fly first class at
"Coercive", "Unethical" Banks Hold Mortgages Hostage Over
Non-Disparagement 'Gag' Order
Zero Hedge - As Reuters reports, many of the 20 million
homeowners in America are being held hostage on their mortgage
modification process by an extra clause being added to the docs:
they could not say or print or post anything negative about the
provider, ever. These "gag orders" are becoming more frequent
and Consumer law defenders are concerned, ""If your servicer
screws up, you can't say anything about it... the homeowner has
VA Supervisor: Older Veterans Should be “Shot in the Head” to
Paul Joseph Watson - A Veterans Affairs whistleblower has
exclusively revealed to Infowars that the facility at which he
works has engaged in a of cover-up in response to the VA
hospital scandal, while also relating the story of how one
supervisor expressed his desire to see older veterans “taken
outside and shot in the head.”
Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The
World In The Past Month
Michael Snyder - Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over
the planet. In fact, there have been dozens of mass fish death
events reported in the past month alone.... When more than six
tons of fish died in Marina Del Rayover the weekend, it made
headlines all over the United States.
llegal dumping of fracking fluids in Texas highlights risk
RT - Texas authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of
toxic oil-and-gas-drilling waste fluids in Karnes County, Texas,
ground zero for the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, boom in
the state’s Eagle Ford Shale region.
Santa Cruz becomes first California county to ban fracking
(Reuters) - Santa Cruz on Tuesday became the first California
county to ban fracking, the latest in a string of moves by local
governments in the state to take a stand against the
controversial oil and gas producing method.
Arizona Town Literally Running Out Of Water
Off the Grid News - Officials in the Arizona town enacted the
stringent restrictions in response to the scant amount of
precipitation – 6 inches — which fell onto the ground between
October and April. According to local statistics, the
precipitation levels in Williams were only about half of what
typically fell during recent years.
Astronomers Tell Congress They're Almost Certain ET Exists
Yahoo News - Dan Werthimer, director of the SETI Research Center
at the University of California, Berkeley (SETI is short of
"Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence") also told the House
Committee on Science, Space and Technology that he thinks the
possibility of microbial life on other planets is close to 100
Facebook Launches NSA-Style Auto-Eavesdropping Feature
Zero Hedge - As The WSJ reports, starting Wednesday, the app has
the ability to recognize music and television shows playing in
the vicinity of users. Read that again... 'in the vicinity of
users'. In other words, Facebook is unveiling its own NSA-style
eavesdropping feature (on you and all your friends).
Cops Now Openly Using Twitter To Detect Pre-Crime
Adan Salazar - Police are increasingly turning to social media
to help solve crimes and nab bad guys, but some officers are
urging departments to utilize services like Twitter as tools for
Google Wants To Display Targeted Ads On Your Refrigerator
Kit Daniels - Google plans to use “smart” devices, such as
refrigerators and thermostats connected to the Internet, to
serve targeted advertisements to users in the near future,
according to its recent filing with the Security Exchange
No End in Sight for Surveillance Police State
Kurt Nimmo - On Tuesday the House of Representatives gutted the
so-called USA Freedom Act designed to curb surveillance abuse by
the NSA. The version that emerged from Rules Committee is
substantially different than the version approved by the House
Judiciary and Intelligence Committees two weeks ago. The watered
down and weakened version is the result of the Obama
administration leaning on House leaders behind closed doors.
Massive eBay hack attack prompts password change warning
RT - Online auction site eBay has advised its clients to change
their passwords after a cyber-attack allowed hackers to gain
access to one of its databases. Information stolen included
personal details of “a large number of accounts.”
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Top 10 Companies Killing the Natural World with Pesticides
Natural Society - In a report released by etcgroup.org, the
world’s six largest agrochemical manufacturers are also
controlling the seed industry. According to the report,
agrochemical is running the show, not by providing food to the
people of the world, but by poisoning the seeds they provide
VIDEO: Watch this “Sneak Peek” clip from the 1st episode of The
Quest for The Cures
Ty Bollinger - While going through some footage for the first
episode, there was a piece from G. Edward Griffin that I just
had to share with you.
First Ever Study Reveals Amounts of Food Dyes in Brand Name
Dr. Mercola - A study by Purdue University scientists reported
the amounts of artificial food colors found in US foods, and
revealed that many children could be consuming far more dyes
than previously thought.
Woman overcomes 17 years of fibromyalgia pain with raw food diet
(NaturalNews) There was a time when Stacy Stowers tried to fight
her debilitating fibromyalgia and chronic pain with a daily
combination of coffee, sleeping pills and alcohol.
Former-NFL Players File Lawsuit Against the NFL Alleging Illegal
Use of Painkillers By The League
fusion.net - Another summer, another class-action lawsuit
against the NFL. This time, eight former NFL players—Richard
Dent, Jim McMahon, Jeremy Newberry, Roy Green, J.D. Hill, Keith
Van Horne, Ron Stone, and Ron Pritchard—filed a class-action
lawsuit alleging that the NFL supplied them with illegally
prescribed painkillers throughout their careers, which led to
medical complications such as addiction later in life.
Advanced Doctors “Tell All” About How Their Patients Are
Treating And Beating Cancer In This Original Docu-Series
thetruthaboutcancer.com - “The Quest for The Cures” is the first
ever, investigative report (60 minutes style) documentary
mini-series that will broadcast to the world (for free) starting
Monday May 26th through Sunday June 1st. Each episode will air
primetime nightly at 9pm Eastern and again at 9pm Pacific
31 Ways Turmeric Protects Against The Post-Industrial 'Chemical
Green Med Info - 31 Ways Turmeric Protects Against The
Post-Industrial Chemical ApocalypseIn a world saturated through
with toxic chemicals, this spice may provide life-saving
Honey and Ginger Kill Superbugs Better than Pharmaceutical Meds
Natural Society - Researchers compared honey combined with
ginger powder to three different antibiotics for their ability
to kill superbugs. The natural approach dominated.
Baking Soda – The Nightmare of the Pharmaceutical Industry
worthytoknow.com - According to the result of research findings,
cancer is a lactic acid, which is formed when a certain kind of
fungus or moldlives in an environment devoid of oxygen. It was
also discovered that by passing a very high concentration of
oxygen molecules through cancer cells, it could destroy them
20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumbers
preventdisease.com - Cucumbers have not received as much press
as other vegetables in terms of health benefits, but this widely
cultivated food provides us with a unique combination of
nutrients. Here are 20 incredible benefits of cucumbers.
Mom’s Diet can Alter Baby’s DNA Even Before Conception
Natural Society - A new study reveals that a mother’s nutrition
can have lasting effects on a child’s DNA, even before the child
Multiple Infant Vaccines Linked To Dramatically Increased
Green Med Info - An alarming new study published in the journal
Vaccine reveals that the coadministration of widely distributed
infant vaccines is increasing mortality in exposed populations.
- May 21, 2014 - Today In History:
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
1832 - In the U.S., the Democratic Party held its
first national convention.
1863 - The siege of the Confederate Port Hudson, LA,
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
1934 - Oskaloosa, IA, became the first city in the
U.S. to fingerprint all of its citizens.
1956 - The U.S. exploded the first airborne hydrogen
bomb in the Pacific Ocean over Bikini Atoll.
1961 - Governor Patterson declared martial law in
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.
1980 - The movie "The Empire Strikes Back" was
1982 - The British landed in the Falkland Islands
and fighting began.
1991 - In Madras, India, the former prime minister,
Rajiv Gandhi was killed by a bouquet of flowers that
contained a bomb.
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.
US parrots Kiev claims detained Russian journalists were ‘aiding
RT - Washington has failed to condemn the detention of Russian
journalists by Ukrainian troops, instead parroting Kiev’s accusations
that they were abetting terrorists. The US appears to be biased in its
attitude towards media professionals working in Ukraine.
VIDEO: Report reveals former US official devised plan to aid Syria
Press TV - A new report has revealed that a group led by a former
high-ranking Pentagon official planned in 2013 to supply the
foreign-backed militants operating inside Syria with weapons that were
to be financed by a Saudi prince.
VIDEO: 70 killed in military airstrikes in Pakistan
Press TV - At least 70 people have been killed in the army airstrikes in
Pakistan’s tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. Officials
said that warplanes pounded several areas in North Waziristan, including
Miranshah town as well as Mir Ali, Datta Khel and Ghulam Ali areas.
WikiLeaks ignores ‘deaths’ warning, threatens to name NSA-targeted
RT - Despite warnings that doing so “could lead to increased violence”
and potentially deaths, anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says it plans to
publish the name of a country targeted by a massive United States
China Bans Use of Microsoft’s Windows 8 on Government Computers
(Reuters) - China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft
Corp's latest operating system, a blow to a U.S. technology company that
has long struggled with sales in the country.... The official Xinhua
news agency said the ban was to ensure computer security after Microsoft
ended support for its Windows XP operating system, which was widely used
Putin's Crimea Bonus: Vast Oil And Gas Fields
Zero Hedge - NY Times reports that when Russia acquired not just the
Crimean landmass but also a maritime zone more than three times its size
with the rights to underwater resources potentially worth trillions of
Russia, China sign multiple deals
Press TV - The two leaders signed 49 deals in the fields of energy,
transport and infrastructure. They have yet to agree on a landmark
multi-billion dollar natural gas deal.
Russia, China Plan to Expand Payments in National Currencies
(RIA Novosti) - Russia and China are planning to increase the volume of
direct payments in mutual trade in their national currencies, according
to a joint statement on a new stage of comprehensive partnership and
strategic cooperation signed during high-level talks in Shanghai on
Russia and China to construct first rail bridge across Amur River
RT - Russia and China have agreed to build the first cross-border rail
bridge over the Amur River by 2016, following President Putin’s visit to
Shanghai. The bridge will cut transportation times and increase trade.
North Korea may be close to developing nuclear missile, some say
(Reuters) - North Korea, which this month threatened to carry out a
fourth nuclear test, may be closer than previously thought to putting a
nuclear warhead on a missile, some experts say, making a mockery of
years of U.N. sanctions aimed at curbing such a program.
Global GMO Free Coalition Brings Together 4.5 Million People to Fight
Biotech Industry Propaganda
Sustainable Pulse - The Global GMO Free Coalition has launched on
Tuesday, bringing together GMO Free groups across 6 continents with a
partner membership of over 4.5 Million people.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
RT’s “Truthseeker” Rips The Lid Off False Flags
Russia Today (RT) is joining Press TV with hard-hitting coverage
of false flags and 9/11. Daniel Bushell of the TruthSeeker
program has led the way with a series of terrific shows devoted
to this critically important topic.
North Carolina law would make discussing fracking chemicals
RT - North Carolina legislators are considering a bill that
would make it a crime to publicly disclose toxic chemicals that
energy companies use in the hydraulic fracturing process, with
offenders on the hook for fines or even jail time. Known as the
Energy Modernization Act, the bill would make any unauthorized
disclosure of fracking trade secrets – including the chemicals
used – punishable with a Class I Felony, according to an
Obama seizes N.M. land for national monument in Bundy-like
Washington Times - President Obama on Wednesday will declare a
national monument in southern New Mexico, delivering a win for
environmentalists but angering ranchers and local law
enforcement, who say the land restrictions will end up creating
a safe haven for drug cartels to operate within the U.S.
The Sequel To Rand Paul's Epic Filibuster Is Happening This
Business Insider - According to his office, Paul will take to
the Senate floor Wednesday morning to begin an old-fashioned,
talking filibuster of Barron's nomination. Paul opposes Barron
because of his concerns about legal opinions Barron wrote in
support of the use of drones against U.S. citizens.
Stockman slams Justice Department scheme to stamp out businesses
Obama disagrees with
Steve Stockman - Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) demanded
the Obama administration suspend the Justice Department’s
“Operation Choke Point,” in which government agents are
pressuring banks to close the accounts of legal and law-abiding
businesses engaged in commerce contrary to the political views
of Barack Obama.
Feds used donations intended for poor for massages, luxuries for
Washington Examiner - Federal employees and a contractor
diverted more than $1 million of charitable contributions to
spending on themselves for in-office massages, meals at every
meeting and other luxuries and unnecessary expenses, a
government audit found.
The Top 6 Craziest Things Cops Spend Forfeiture Money On
Blacklisted News - Last year, 22 police departments seized more
than $1.3 million from 306 incidents. But fewer than half of
these actually led to a conviction. In fact, under civil
forfeiture, the government can take property from people never
convicted of a crime, or even charged with one. Only a handful
of states (including, most recently, Minnesota) actually require
a criminal conviction to forfeit property.
Click It Or Ticket: Get Ready For Seat Belt Checkpoints! (Don’t
Cops Have Better Things To Do?!)
Liberty Crier - “Click It or Ticket” begins today [May 19] – you
know, that time of year when cops across America make use of
checkpoints, pricey tickets, sting operations, tough-talking
PSAs, night vision gear, and even sneaky undercover school buses
to save you, not from bad guys, but from yourself.
VIDEO: Wisconsin Police Reassure Residents They Won’t Be Shot at
From Military Truck
Paul Joseph Watson - Police in the Wisconsin town of Neenah have
reassured residents that military trucks obtained from the U.S.
Army now being deployed for domestic law enforcement duties
won’t be used to fire on the locals.
School Tells Dad: Pay $10,000 To Access Your Child’s Personal
Off the Grid News - When the father of four attempted to
convince the state board of education to share multiple years of
the data mining of his children, he was informed of the hefty
price tag — $10,194. The data is tied to Common Core.
When Propaganda Fails, Humanity Awakens...The Fall of Mainstream
the dollar vigilante blog - Mainstream media is definitely
dying, and this is a VERY good thing. The root of the word
government combine as "to control minds." The root of the word
"govern" is control and the root of "ment" is mind. Without
control over minds via the media, the government will lose all
control. More young people now get their news from the internet
than television. In mere years most everybody will get their
news from the internet because nobody will trust the mainstream:
27 Huge Red Flags For The U.S. Economy
Economic Collapse - As we look toward the second half of 2014,
there are economic red flags all over the place.
Did the Federal Reserve Launder $141 Billion Dollars Through
Belgium to Hide Massive Increase In Quantitative Easing?
The Washington’s Blog - That’s what former Assistant Treasury
Secretary and Wall Street Journal editor Paul Craig Roberts
alleges: Is the Fed “tapering”? Did the Fed really cut its bond
purchases during the three month period November 2013 through
Deutsche Bank: “Perhaps The Fed And Other Central Banks Are
Controlling The Market Too Much These Days”
Zero Hedge May 20, 2014 - Yesterday we showed what happens when
the Fed takes central-planning a bit too far and leads to a
market in which even Fed members say is too manipulated. Today,
it’s Deutsche Bank’s turn to voice a lament on the topic of uber-manipulated,
The 69 Words You Can’t Use at GM
WSJ - As the WSJ reports today [May 16, 2014], GM will be fined
$35 million — the maximum possible — and admit to breaking
auto-safety laws, as part of a settlement with the U.S.
government over its bungled recall of millions of cars with
faulty ignition switches. In documents released by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of the settlement,
we get a colorful look into GM’s internal workings.
Power Grab: EPA Set To Regulate Private Ditches And Streams
Off the Grid News - New water way rules proposed by the EPA
could devastate homesteaders, farmers, ranchers and other rural
property owners, US Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) says....
Critics like Thune charge that this will give the agency the
power to fine property owners who build stock ponds, drainage
ditches and even small hydroelectric systems without a permit.
The Era Of Chimeras: Scientists Fearlessly Create Bizarre
Activist Post - Did you know that scientists are creating
cow/human hybrids, pig/human hybrids and even mouse/human
hybrids? This is happening every single day in labs all over the
western world, but most people have never even heard about it.
Wireless Microchip Implant Set For Human Trials
Activist Post - Futurist and a director of engineering, Ray
Kurzweil, has discussed at length the imminent Human Body 2.0,
which will incorporate medical nanobots that that can deliver
drugs to specific cells and also identify certain genetic
markers by using fluorescent labeling. Once these nanobots have
entered the body, Kurzweil indicates that they could then
connect our brains directly to Cloud computing systems.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Feds won’t allow water for pot growers
The News Tribune - Delivering a major blow to state-licensed pot
growers in Washington state and Colorado, the U.S. Bureau of
Reclamation said today it will not allow any
federally-controlled water to be used on marijuana crops.
The Milk Freedom Act of 2014 Could Unshackle Raw Milk Production
Natural Society - A ridiculous law that has prohibited raw dairy
products from being bought and sold across state lines since the
1980s is about to be overturned. Currently, a bipartisan effort
in Congress is working toward freeing the raw milk supply, and
replacing unhealthy, hormone-ridden and homogenized milk with
its much more beneficial counterpart.
10 Ways to Survive Skyrocketing Food Prices
Activist Post - Food prices are getting out of control. As
meats, dairy, and eggs climb to record high prices and over 50
million Americans are now on public food assistance, family
budgets are being stretched like never before just to survive.
Cost of MERS PCR Test
gmanetwork.com - The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to
determine if a person is infected with MERS-CoV costs P5,000
(which equates to $1148.00 American Dollars). The tested person
may also need to be confined in a health facility while waiting
for the results. The government is spending at least P2.07
million to track, test, and monitor all 414 passengers of the
April 15, 2014 Etihad Airlines flight EY 0424, including the
45-year-old Filipino male nurse who was exposed to MERS-CoV
while in the United Arab Emirates.
Eating fruits and vegetables early in life lowers heart disease
risk by 40 percent as we age
(NaturalNews) The scientists found that women who reported
consuming the most fruits and vegetables (eight to nine servings
a day for a 2,000-calorie diet) in their 20s were 40 percent
less likely to have calcified plaque in their arteries in their
40s compared with those who ate the least amount (three to four
servings a day) during the same time period.
Right on cue, mainstream media begins attacking gluten-free
(NaturalNews) The growing popularity of going gluten-free,
spurred in large part by a steady uptick in cases of celiac
disease and related gluten intolerances, has set the mainstream
media on the defense with a stream of articles now condemning
the diet as just another fad.
Five best foods for fighting depression
(NaturalNews) Depression is a cruel disease. It starts out as an
unobtrusive emotion and, when left unattended, eventually
becomes a life altering and sometimes even a life threatening
Reasons to Switch to Grass-Fed Beef and Dairy
Dr. Mercola - I've often said that the differences between
organic, pastured beef and that from animals raised in confined
animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is so great that you're really
talking about two completely different animals.The same applies
to other animal meats, and animal products such as dairy and
When you eat grocery store fried chicken, what chemicals are
lurking in that fried bird?
(NaturalNews) Saturated and loaded with genetically modified and
hydrogenated oils, fried chicken is your heart and brain's worst
nightmare when it comes to "staple food."
Aloe Vera: The plant of immortality and how to use it
(NaturalNews) Ancient Egyptians dubbed aloe vera the "plant of
immortality". You may have used aloe vera already if you've ever
experienced a bad sunburn; it's the clear green goop that is
commonly found in nearly every pharmacy aisle. The earliest
recorded use of aloe vera by humans goes back to 16th century
B.C. While it's great for healing sunburned skin, there are so
many more uses you should know about.
Trace Amounts: Documentary film explores science behind autism
(NaturalNews) It was a tetanus shot he received in his late 20s
that sent Eric Gladen over the edge healthwise, almost resulting
in a tragic suicide. But when the founder of the World Mercury
Project eventually learned that the mercury component of the
vaccine, Thimerosal, had poisoned him, resulting in severe
health problems that seemingly had no cure, Gladen decided to go
on an extensive journey to discover the truth.
Thyme Oil Beats Ibuprofen for Relieving Menstruation Pain
Green Med Info - NSAIDS are the go-to product for painful
menses. But what if a natural product not only reduces pain but
beats out ibuprofen and keeps reducing pain further in next
cycles? Magic? No, just Nature.
Carrots can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk by Nearly 20%
Natural Society - According to the Daily Mail, researchers have
found that regular consumption of carrots can reduce prostate
cancer risk by nearly one-fifth.
Yoga Reduces Urinary Incontinence by 70%
Green Med Info - About 25 million Americans suffer from urinary
incontinence. Most are women. Medications can cause concerning
side effects. Now researchers find yoga classes can reduce
episodes of incontinence by 70%.
Class Calls Baby Powder Carcinogenic
Courthouse News - A federal class action claims that Johnson &
Johnson's baby powder, used in the genital area, causes a 33
percent increased risk of ovarian cancer.
France Is the Second Country to Declare Scientific War on HPV
Natural Blaze - First it was the venerable country of Japan to
listen seriously and take action regarding the serious adverse
health effects young women were experiencing after receiving the
highly touted ‘cervical cancer prevention’ HPV vaccines.
Airborne Candida From China Causing Heart Disease
Jeff McCombs - With antibiotic use in China over 10X that of the
United States, it makes sense that antibiotic-induced fungal
candida and all the diseases it creates would be a major health
issue. A bizarre twist on this is how airborne fungal candida
from China is now causing disease in Japan.
Petco Will Stop Selling Treats from China
Susan Thixton - ABC News is reporting that Petco
"will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China
by the end of this year".
Customer Says Heinz Sold Dangerous Dog Food
Courthouse News - Heinz knew that processed sheep
lungs it sold to a pet food company were adulterated
with rubber that could choke dogs, a shareholder of
Natural Balance Pet Foods claims in court.
- May 20, 2014 - Today In History:
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
1874 - Levi Strauss began marketing blue jeans with
1875 - The International Bureau of Weights and
Measures was established.
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.
1961 - A white mob attacked the Freedom Riders in
Montgomery, AL. The event prompted the federal
government to send U.S. marshals.
1969 - U.S. and South Vietnamese forces captured
Apbia Mountain, which was referred to as Hamburger
1970 - 100,000 people marched in New York supporting
U.S. policies in Vietnam.
1985 - The FBI arrested U.S. Navy Chief Petty
Officer John Walker. Walker had begun spying for the
Soviet Union in 1968.
1985 - Radio Marti was launched.
1996 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Colorado
measure banning laws that would protect homosexuals
1999 - At Heritage High School in Conyers, GA, a
15-year-old student shot and injured 6 students. He
surrendered to an assistant principal at the school.
Russia's Pacific Fleet Warships Arrive in China for Drills
(RIA Novosti) - A Russian Pacific Fleet squadron, led by the
guided-missile cruiser Varyag, has arrived in China to participate in a
joint drill Naval Interaction-2014, the Russian Defense Ministry
announced on Monday.
US missile cruiser to enter Black Sea amid NATO drills in Eastern Europe
– military source
RT - The US missile cruiser Vella Gulf is expected to arrive in the
Black Sea on May 23, a military source told a Russian news agency.
Another NATO vessel is already in the area, while the French Navy’s
stealth frigate will reportedly be there by late May.
China summons US envoy over cyber-spying charges, vows retaliation
RT - China has dismissed all US accusations of industrial
cyber-espionage against five of its military officials and published
proof that Washington is actually stealing data from China. Beijing also
summoned the US ambassador for an explanation.
Japan to establish strategic military outposts near disputed islands -
RT - Tokyo has reportedly made plans to create new military outposts on
remote islands close to disputed territories in an apparent move to
bolster Japan’s defense capabilities amid its ongoing territorial rows
White House can’t find critical letter on Iraq war from Blair to Bush
RT - The British inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War has hit a major
stumbling block, as White House officials have been unable to find an
“absolutely critical” letter sent by former Prime Minister Tony Blair to
George W. Bush.
Switzerland rejects world's highest minimum wage
BBC - Under the plan, employers would have had to pay workers a minimum
22 Swiss francs (about $25; £15; 18 euros) an hour. Supporters said the
move was necessary for people to live a decent life. But critics argued
that it would raise production costs and increase unemployment.
Was flight MH370 accidentally SHOT DOWN? Staggering new claims that
doomed plane was blown out of the sky by US and Thai fighter jets in
training drill gone wrong
Daily Mail - The grieving family of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
MH370 have criticised the timing of a new book that claims the plane may
have been accidentally shot down and the search for survivors covered
No More Fake Vaccination Campaigns, Says CIA
slate.com - The World Health Organization recently reported that after
years of decline, polio is starting to make a comeback. It’s a worldwide
problem, but one country in particular stands out. Of the 77 cases of
polio detected this year, 61 were in Pakistan, where health workers have
been frequently targeted for killing, torture, and intimidation by the
Putin orders troops back to bases after drills in regions bordering
RT - Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Defense Minister Sergey
Shoigu to send troops back to bases from drills they were having in the
southwestern regions of Rostov, Belgorod and Bryansk, on the border with
Thailand Army Declares Martial Law
Zero Hedge - With Russia massing troops on the border with Ukraine,
China doing the same with Vietnam, the already volatile situation in
Libya and Syria imploding with every passing day, the only geopolitical
variable that was missing was a martial law and/or national coup.
China steps up speed of oil stockpiling as tensions mount in Asia,
StratRisks - China is stockpiling oil for its strategic petroleum
reserve at a record pace, intervening on a scale large enough to send a
powerful pulse through the world crude market.
NSA collecting content of all phone calls in the Bahamas, according to
RINF - The United States National Security Agency is reportedly
collecting the contents of effectively every phone call dialed or
received within the Bahamas, putting the conversations of countless
residents and tourists into the hands of the NSA.
Former Prime Minister Of Malaysia Accuses CIA Of Covering Up MH-370
Zero Hedge - In the ongoing din over the confusion surrounding the
recovery effort which has led nowhere, even the current Malaysian Prime
Minister Najib Razak recently described the current rescue effort driven
by satellite data of the suggested "location" of purported MH370 debris
in the Indian Ocean as 'bizarre' and 'hard to believe'.
Chinese Army Bans All GMO Grains and Oil from Supply Stations
Sustainable Pulse - The Chinese army has ordered all military supply
stations to only allow the purchase of non-GMO grain and food oil due to
health safety concerns over GMOs.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Occupy activist Cecily McMillan sentenced to three months in
RT - A judge in New York City on Monday morning sentenced Occupy
Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan to three months in jail and
five years’ probation for assaulting a police officer during a
Why Does Christian Persecution Get Worse In
Every Country The U.S. “Liberates”?
The Daily Sheeple - When the U.S. military “liberates” a nation,
shouldn’t it result in more liberty, freedom and peace for the
people living there? Instead, we find just the opposite. In
fact, in every single case since 9/11, when the U.S. military
has “liberated” a nation it has resulted in the persecution of
Christians in that country becoming much worse.
Secret Military Device ‘Hailstorm’ Used By Michigan Police, FOIA
Request By Detroit News Denied
Pontiac Tribune - ‘HailStorm’ is a new device obtained by the
Oakland County Sheriff with monies from a U.S. Homeland Security
Grant and so far, there isn’t much information available on what
exactly it can and cannot do. There were no questions asked when
Oakland County commissioners unanimously approved the use of
this cellphone tracking device previously used by the US
military in Iraq.
Remington | moving production | New York to Alabama
legalinsurrection.com - After New York State passed the “SAFE
Act” gun control law, there were fears that Remington Arms, a
major employer in the economically depressed upstate area would
leave. Slowly, that appears to be happening.
Radio Host Tony Stiles Arrested And Detained In Texas
Ben Swann - Stiles and two members of his tour team were
arrested and detained for over seven hours on Thursday after he
was stopped by DHS. Stiles was able to capture a portion of the
incident on video.
Border Patrol Attempt To Seize Phone From Libertarian Filming
Inland Checkpoint Stop
Steve Watson - Agent: “I don’t know if it’s a weapon”. Video
that surfaced over the weekend shows border patrol agents close
to El Paso, Texas attempting to seize a libertarian activist’s
phone as he was videoing what he believed to be an
unconstitutional checkpoint stop.
Teen faces potential life sentence in prison for illegal brownie
Police State USA - A young man’s baked goods could potentially
land him with a harsher punishment than a rapist or a murderer.
The teen faces a a maximum sentence of life in prison if
convicted of using unsanctioned ingredients in his cookies and
brownies and selling them to eager customers.
Banking Deaths: Why JPMorgan Stands Out
Wall Street On Parade - No other major Wall Street bank comes
close in terms of young worker deaths over the past six months.
Of equal concern, since December, the early deaths related to
JPMorgan have been coming at a rate of one or two a month –
almost like clockwork.
Obama Administration Choking Off Bank Lending to Gun Dealers
The New American - Following the Obama administration’s
“Operation Broken Trust," an operation that began just months
into his first term, the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force
was created initially to “root out and expose” investment scams.
After bringing 343 criminal and 189 civil cases, the task force
began looking for other targets.
Healthcare.Gov to Cost Taxpayers over $1 billion
atr.org - Healthcare.gov, the federal Obamacare website, will
cost taxpayers over $1 billion, according to congressional
testimony submitted by HHS nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 5/19/14: Tax Reform is
Useless Without Spending Reform
Ron Paul - Recently, Republican leaders in Congress unveiled a
"tax reform" plan that they claimed would provide the American
people with a simpler, fairer, and more efficient tax system.
While this plan does lower some tax rates and contains some
other changes that may make next April a little less painful for
Americans, there is little in it to excite supporters of
White House says Obama only learned of VA wait-list scandal on
Daily Mail - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney wound up
with egg on his face Monday as he told reporters that President
Barack Obama first learned from a TV news report that his
Veterans Administration was denying medical care to vets with
secret off-the-books-waiting lists.
More VA Whistleblowers Coming Forward, Campaign Says
U.S. News & World Report - POGO [The Project on Government
Oversight] Director of Communications Joe Newman says the groups
are looking for systematic problems and received 310 submissions
as of Monday morning. The majority of reports are thus far from
veterans and members of the public, and less than 10 percent are
from VA employees, Newman says.
Cops Beat Veteran to Death after Traffic Stop for No Front
The Daily Sheeple - On Mother’s Day Tommy Yancy, father of two,
was pulled over for not having a front license plate. What
transpired beyond that point is not totally clear, but his
injuries resulted in his death later that day. Yancy, 32, was a
veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Businesses Warn: Higher Prices For Everything To Follow New
Off the Grid News - The EPA’s latest effort to reduce carbon
dioxide emissions could devastate the American economy and US
businesses by phasing out major sources of energy, a number of
industry and business groups are warning. One of those major
sources of energy includes coal, which provides 40 percent of
the nation’s power.
U.S. Government Failed to Perform Mandatory Inspections of
Thousands of High-Risk Wells
AllGov - Thousands of oil and gas wells on federal land have
gone without inspection at a time when drilling has expanded in
many parts of the country because of hydraulic fracturing, or
fracking. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was faulted by
Congress’ investigative arm, the Government Accountability
Office (GAO), for improperly managing oil and natural gas
development on federal lands as well as on tribal reservations.
Cisco CEO Sends Letter to Obama Complaining About NSA
Kurt Nimmo - Re/code, a tech news website, posted a letter on
Sunday sent by Cisco CEO John Chambers to President Obama. In
the letter sent May 15 Chambers implores Obama to curtail NSA
surveillance. The letter followed new revelations by Edward
Snowden alleging NSA technicians intercept Cisco computers and
equipment manufactured by other companies and covertly install
surveillance software on the machines.
12 potent herbs to enhance immune function
(NaturalNews) There are numerous herbs which are known, both
through traditional knowledge and modern scientific research, to
benefit the immune system. Typically, such herbs work by
directly attacking and destroying disease-causing pathogens,
increasing the numbers and/or activity of immune cells in the
body, or both. Here are some powerful immune-boosting herbs, in
no particular order.
Testing your amino acid levels
(NaturalNews) Amino acids are foundational molecules that play a
very key role in human and animal physiology. When one is
deficient in a certain amino acid due to dietary restriction or
metabolic problems, it can lead to very serious health issues.
Washington governor proposes 1,000% increase in allowable cancer
risk from carcinogens in fish
(NaturalNews) Washington Governor Jay Inslee has advanced the
proposal which is angering Indian tribes and environmentally
conscious individuals. The bill would allow an increase in
allowable cancer risk from fish consumption, defining it as law.
This would allow water pollution levels to skyrocket, while
advancing industry and the state's economic good standing.
The link between GM cotton and antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea -
scientists sound the alarm
(NaturalNews) Dr. Mae-Wah Ho, director of the Institute for
Science in Society, has been concerned about the repercussions
of genetically modified cotton for over a decade. In "Hazards of
GM Cotton," he warns that both genetically modified cotton crops
-- Bollgard and Roundup Ready -- contain the gene AAD, which
"confers resistance to the antibiotics streptomycin [used for
tuberculosis] and spectinomycin [used for gonorrhea]."
FDA Approves Campylobacter Vaccine for Human Trials
Food Safety News - Campylobacter is a major cause of bacterial
diarrhea worldwide — estimated to be the cause of 4-15 percent
of cases. It’s a problem in both developed and developing
countries and is associated with unpasteurized dairy products,
contaminated water, poultry and produce.
Reishi Mushrooms: Nature’s Disease-Fighting Healing Powerhouse
Off the Grid News - Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) are
stunning powerhouses. Perhaps even more breathtaking than their
colorful conks of red, orange and white are their amazing health
benefits. Locked within the tough walls of this fungus are
immune-boosting and cancer-fighting properties.
5 Reasons Allergies Are Mysteriously Increasing
preventdisease.com - Officials say they can't quite pinpoint the
mysterious cause behind such a dramatic increase in allergies,
blaming it on some unknown factor in human genetics and our
environment. However, it really is no mystery at all.
Natural Ways to Improve Sleep
readynutrition.com - Are you getting enough sleep on a regular
basis? According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, 50-70% of us have trouble sleeping, leading the
agency to declare insufficient sleep as a “public health
11 Foods Great For Your Skin and 11 Types of Foods That Will
Make You Age
preventdisease.com - The right vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils,
etc can shield your skin from the ravages of the environment,
time, and even cancer, while the wrong types of foods can
accelerate everything from wrinkles, to acne and dryness.
The many amazing health benefits of organic mustard greens
STEPin2 - Including organic foods in your diet is key to
reaching optimal health. Mustard greens are cruciferous
vegetables and they are packed with vitamins, minerals and
antioxidants. Mustard greens are in season all year around.
More Dogs Sick From Imported Pet Treats From China
EcoWatch - “Since FDA’s last update on October 22,
2013, we have received approximately 1,800
additional case reports,” said the FDA’s report. “As
of May 1, 2014, we have received in total more than
4,800 complaints of illness in pets that ate
chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats, nearly
all of which are imported from China. The reports
involve more than 5,600 dogs, 24 cats, three people
and include more than 1,000 canine deaths.”
Made in the USA?
Susan Thixton - Did you know that 'Made in the USA'
claim on a pet food or pet treat requires that food
or treat to be made with 100% US ingredients?
Apparently many pet food regulatory authorities
didn't know this. Why else would so many pet food be
making that Made in the USA statement on their
labels when all ingredients are not of US origin?
- May 19, 2014 - Today In History:
1608 - The Protestant states formed the Evangelical
Union of Lutherans and Calvinists.
1643 - Delegates from four New England colonies met
in Boston to form a confederation.
1864 - The Union and Confederate armies launched
their last attacks against each other at
Spotsylvania in Virginia.
1921 - The U.S. Congress passed the Emergency Quota
Act, which established national quotas for
1926 - Thomas Edison spoke on the radio for the
1943 - Winston Churchill told the U.S. Congress that
his country was pledging their full support in the
war against Japan.
1958 - Canada and the U.S. formally established the
North American Air Defense Command.
1964 - The U.S. State Department reported that
diplomats had found about 40 microphones planted in
the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
1967 - The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the
United States and Britain that banned nuclear
weapons from outer space.
1967 - U.S. planes bombed Hanoi for the first time.
1992 - The 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
went into effect. The amendment prohibits Congress
from giving itself midterm pay raises.
2000 - The bones of the most complete and
best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton went on
display in Chicago.
2003 - It was announced that Worldcom Inc. would pay
investors $500 million to settle civil fraud charges
over its $11 billion accounting scandal.
2003 - Hundreds of Albert Einstein's scientific
papers, personal letters and humanist essays were
make available on the Internet. Einstein had given
the papers to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in
Ukraine Crisis Goes Nuclear
Tony Cartalucci - Reports allege that some 20 members from the armed
Neo-Nazi front, Right Sector, attempted to storm the Zaporizhia nuclear
power plant, in Energodar city, Zaporizhia province.
John Kerry's friend, Devon Archer new member on the board of Ukrainian
natural gas producer Burisma
Blacklisted News - Vice President Joe Biden‘s son and a close friend of
Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson have joined the board of a
Ukrainian gas producer controlled by a former top security and energy
official for deposed President Viktor Yanukovych.
PLA Troops Descend on China-Vietnam Border
Paul Joseph Watson - Beijing may be considering a military response to
anti-China protests that have erupted in Vietnam over the last two
weeks, with reports of an “endless stream” of PLA troops, tanks, missile
launchers and other heavy artillery heading to Pingxiang city, where the
Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979 began.
Russia’s “Holy Grail” Gas Deal With China Now “Only One Digit Away”
Zero Hedge - We have previously profiled the “holy grail” gas deal
between Russia and China on several occasions, and noted last week how
it is expected to be signed this week - pending some final price
Russia Wants to Impose Criminal Liability for GMO-Related Activities
Natural Society - A Russian newspaper, Izvestia, writes that criminal
liability will be imposed on any act that involves producing, selling,
or transporting genetically modified organisms, if Russian lawmakers get
Epic Floods Threaten Balkans
Common Dreams - Tens of thousands are fleeing their homes in the Balkans
amidst epic floods triggered by unprecedented rainfall that have already
claimed the lives of dozens. Three months worth of rain fell on the
region in just three days… The flooding in Bosnia has unleashed another
danger: the thousands of landmines that litter the country from the
Russia-China ties at highest level in history – Putin
RT - Russia-China cooperation has reached its highest level ever,
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in an interview with Chinese
media on the eve of his visit to Shanghai, where a record package of
documents is expected to be signed by the two nations.
Over 3000 Chinese evacuated as Vietnam’s anti-China riots escalate;
Taiwan also on “high alert”
Zero Hedge - China began evacuating hundreds of its nationals from
Vietnam (via at least 2 planes and 5 ships) as the anti-China protests
have become increasingly deadly following Beijing’s attempt to deploy an
oil drill in Vietnamese dispuited waters.
Selling War: The World's Biggest Exporters Of Weapons
Zero Hedge - One glance at the following chart prepared by the
Economist, showcasing the world's largest importers of weapons, and more
importantly, exporters, and one could almost imagine why both the US and
Russia have an interest in a "contained" (or not so much) regional
US to spend $317 million on British intel hub upgrade says report
RT - Washington is to upgrade RAF Croughton, one of its UK bases
allegedly involved in mass surveillance and drone strikes, to make it
the largest intel hub outside mainland US and a center for its
operations in Africa, The Independent on Sunday reports.
Record high radiation in seawater off Fukushima plant
The Japan Times - Radiation has spiked to all-time highs at five
monitoring points in waters adjacent to the crippled Fukushima No. 1
power station, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday.
Source of Fukushima’s Nagging Radioactive Leak Finally Discovered –
RT - The source of the radioactive leak at the earthquake-stricken
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was finally identified by the
facility’s operator TEPCO to be in the primary containment vessel of
reactor 3, authorities reported.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Federal court: police can warrantlessly break down door and
seize guns without charges
Police State USA - The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has
ruled that it is not a violation of constitutional rights if
police break down a citizen’s door, search the home, and
confiscate firearms, so long that they believe it is in the
citizen’s best interest.
City passes ordinance to protect Monsanto world headquarters
Activist Post - Apparently Monsanto protesters have
traditionally gathered on a large median on Olive Boulevard
outside the Monsanto world headquarters complex at 800 N.
Lindbergh Blvd in St. Louis to hold up signs and give out
informational pamphlets. Well, now the Creve Coeur City Council
has unanimously voted 8-0 to try and stop that from happening.
Cheney Declares Hillary Clinton Responsible for Benghazi Attack
Kurt Nimmo - “She was secretary of state at the time that it
happened,” Cheney told Fox’s Chris Wallace. “She was one of the
first in Washington to know about it. I think she clearly bears
responsibility for whatever the State Department did or didn’t
do with respect to that crisis.”
Agriculture Department puts in request to buy body armor
Washington Times - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put in
an acquisition request to buy body armor — specifically,
“ballistic vests, compliant with NIJ 0101.06 for Level IIIA
Ballistic Resistance of body armor,” the solicitation stated.
Obamacare: Cash for Crony Capitalism
Kurt Nimmo - The feds have spent near $5 billion to get state
exchanges for Obamacare operational. A key tenet of crony
capitalism is if project fails or does not work, the government
will continue to shovel money into it.
Homeless tent city in Camden, N.J. get bulldozed
CNN News - One of the most recent evictions took place in
Camden, N.J., this week, when the state, county and city joined
forces to shut down multiple tent cities and kick out the
residents. While the county worked with the occupants to find
them somewhere to go, Camden's shelters were already full and
many people ended up on the streets.
Cities All Over America Are Becoming Extremely Cruel To The
Economic Collapse - We are treating some of the most vulnerable
members of our society like human garbage, and it is a national
Republican 'establishment' sinks cash into ads pushing back at
Raw Story - he push is part of a wider drive by so-called
establishment Republicans to back mainstream candidates and
prevent Tea Party figures like Smith from winning primaries
ahead of the November 4 midterm elections.
FCC Hears the Public Outcry for Net Neutrality, Continues to
Consider Pay-to-Play Rules
Electronic Frontier Foundation - There’s good news: the
nationwide outcry against the Federal Communications
Commission’s troublesome proposal for new Open Internet rules is
clearly having an impact. . . The bad news: the FCC still is
considering a set of rules that will allow Internet providers to
discriminate how we access websites with only vague and
uncertain limits, endangering network neutrality and threatening
the vibrant growth of the Internet.
Matter will be created from light within a year, claim
The Guardian - Researchers have worked out how to make matter
from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat
within the next 12 months.
FDIC closes bank in Illinois bringing total bank closures for
2014 to 7
The Daily Sheeple - Entering 2014, there are nearly 1000 banks
and other financial organizations on the troubled list due to
mortgages, derivatives, and bad investments.
The Meat Crisis Is Here: Price Of Shrimp Up 61% – 7 Million Pigs
Dead – Beef At All-Time High
Economic Collapse - As the price of meat continues to skyrocket,
will it soon be considered a "luxury item" for most American
families? This week we learned that the price of meat in the
United States rose at the fastest pace in more than 10 years
Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die (Photos)
Zero Hedge - In the past several years, one of the topics
covered in detail on these pages has been the surge in such
gimmicks designed to disguise lack of demand and end customer
sales, used extensively by US automotive manufacturers, better
known as "channel stuffing", of which General Motors is
particularly guilty and whose inventory at dealer lots just hit
a new record high.
Police Now “Armed For War” Against Returning Veterans
Paul Joseph Watson - In an interview with Fox 59, a Morgan
County, Indiana Police Sergeant admits that the increasing
militarization of domestic police departments is partly to deal
with returning veterans who are now seen as a homegrown terror
Conspiracy Theorists Vindicated: HAARP Confirmed
The Daily Sheeple - In the report “Air Force Admits Weather
Control via HAARP and New Tech,” David Walker, Deputy Assistant
Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and
Engineering, very-matter-of-factly states that they took over
from the Navy and will be moving on to managing the ionosphere,
what the HAARP was really designed to do, to inject energy into
the ionosphere to be able to actually control it…
To Protect a Mouse, Forest Service Cuts Off Water Access in New
The New American - Although it hasn’t reached Bundy levels of
attention, leaders of a rural southern New Mexico county are
bravely pushing back against a federal land grab of their own.
In Otero County, New Mexico, the federal Forest Service has
fenced off a 23-acre section of land, preventing a rancher’s
cattle from getting to a watering hole located on the tract.
Govt halts fee for non-existent nuke waste site after 30 years
and $43 bn collected
RT - The US Department of Energy will no longer collect a small
electricity fee from the bills of nuclear energy customers which
was originally intended to fund the construction and operation
of a nuclear waste dump that was never built.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Plant Milkweed to Help Bring Monarch Butterflies (and Honey
Bees) Back from the Brink of Extinction
Dr. Mercola - If you're like most people, you might not realize
that the monarch butterfly cannot survive without the ample
presence of milkweed. This perennial plant is the only plant on
which the monarch will lay its eggs. Once the larvae hatch, the
caterpillar eats the plant. Without milkweed along its migratory
path, the monarch simply cannot reproduce.
10 Medicinal Weeds That May Grow In Your Backyard
Natural Blaze - The good news is, some of the most common weeds
in our backyard yield amazing healing abilities, and they are
all legal! Here are ten weeds which possess interesting
Pregnant Women Increasingly Face Criminal Prosecution for
Positive Drug Tests
reason.com - A study from the National Advocates for Pregnant
Women (NAPW) highlighted 413 cases of pregnant women being
incarcerated or forced into drug treatment in the U.S. between
1973 and 2005. Since then, there have been at least 300 more
cases, a number that NAPW said is a severe under-count.
Surgery, radiation therapy worsen health of older early-stage
prostate cancer patients
(NaturalNews) Dr. Timothy Daskivitch led a research team with an
epidemiological survey of more than 140,500 men aged 66 and
older diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer between 1991
and 2007. They discovered that those who had comorbid conditions
(other diseases) such as heart conditions, COPD and diabetes did
not fare any better than those who received no treatments at
7 Benefits of Walnuts
Dr. Mercola - One-quarter cup of walnuts, for instance, provides
more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of
plant-based omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper,
manganese, molybdenum, and biotin. Walnuts may help reduce not
only the risk of prostate cancer, but breast cancer as well.
Whey protein lowers diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk
factors in obese adults
(NaturalNews) Whey protein may reduce obese adults' risk of
diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a study
published in the Journal of Proteome Research and funded by the
Nordic Centre of Excellence and the Danish Council for Strategic
Make Your Own Healthy Ice Cream - Without These Toxins
Natural Blaze - There are many ways to avoid all the toxic
preservatives, emulsifiers and artificial sweeteners that go
into conventional ice cream. You would be surprised how easy it
is to make your own.
The many health benefits of eating green peas
STEPin2 - According to Self Nutrition Data, one cup of organic
green peas contains 8.8g of dietary fiber, which is 35 percent
of the recommend daily value. Dietary fiber has shown many
potent benefits, including normalizing bowel movements, lowering
cholesterol, maintaining overall bowel health, regulating blood
sugar, and aiding in weight loss.
New study: Eating an organic diet for only one week can reduce
pesticide levels by 90%
(NaturalNews) A new study due to be published in the July 2014
edition of the Journal of Environmental Research has found that
eating an organic diet for just one week can reduce pesticide
levels in adults by almost 90%.
Lime Juice and 8 Other Natural Ways To Quit Smoking
Green Med Info - Millions are helplessly addicted to tobacco,
unaware that a natural aid for smoking cessation can be found
not at the local pharmacy, but at your grocer's fruit stand.
New Research Shows Cilantro can Remove Lead, Copper, Mercury
from Tap Water
Natural Society - Cilantro acts as an effective ‘biosorbent,’
meaning it can suck up heavy metals that are toxic to human
health. Simply eating cilantro is known to help purify the body
of numerous toxins, but now, adding the herb to tap water can
help to get rid of toxic chemicals lurking within it.
YouTube: HIV-prevention drug approved by regulators
RT - The federal government approved a new antiretroviral to aid
in preventing HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention says taking Truvada reduces the chances of
contracting HIV by 90 percent.
Chemicals in Sunscreen, Toothpaste and Toys Found to Damage
Human Sperm and Prevent Fertilization
AllGov - “This is really the first report on the direct effects
of endocrine disruptors on sperm function,” Niels Skakkebaek at
Copenhagen University Hospital told The Guardian. “The effects
we see could explain these not-uncommon cases where people
cannot have a child even if they are found to be normal by the
usual examinations at fertility clinics.”
One Simple Way to Strengthen the Bond with Your Dog
Dr. Becker - This world-renowned animal behaviorist believes so
many pets end up in shelters because of lack of bonding with
their owners. By taking this simple step to strengthen the bond
with your pet, you also teach your dog that good behavior can
become a habit.
- May 16, 2014 - Today In History:
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.
1960 - A Big Four summit in Paris collapsed due to
the American U-2 spy plane incident.
1963 - After 22 Earth orbits Gordon Cooper returned
to Earth, ending Project Mercury.
1965 - Spaghetti-O's were sold for the first time.
1969 - Venus 5, a Russian spacecraft, landed on the
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 traveled
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
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
2005 - Sony Corp. unveiled three styles of its new
PlayStation 3 video game machine.
Up to 21 dead, doctor says, as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam
Blacklisted News - Up to 21 people were killed in Vietnam, a doctor
said on Thursday, and a huge foreign steel project was set ablaze as
The doctor at a hospital in central Ha Tinh province said five
Vietnamese workers and 16 other people described as Chinese were killed
on Wednesday night in rioting, one of the worst breakdowns in
Sino-Vietnamese relations since the neighbors fought a brief border war
Rocket Carrying Russia's Most Advanced Communications Satellite Crashes
During Take Off
Zero Hedge - Two days ago Russia retaliated against US sanctions by
banning the US from using the International Space Station after 2020,
and by barring the use of Russian rockets as launch vehicles for US
military satellites. Then, moments ago, a Russian Proton rocket, with
advanced satellites on board, crashed during take off, during the
activation of the third rocket stage some 9 minutes into the launch.
Libya threat: US sends Marines to Italy
PressTV - US officials announced the deployment of approximately 200
Marines from Spain to southern Italy to join the “crisis response” force
ready to defend the embassy in Tripoli, Libya.
New global-warming skeptic fears for 'safety'
World Net Daily - Lennart Bengtsson, a leading climate scientist who has
become skeptical of the impact of mankind on climate claims he fears for
his safety amid a “witch hunt” by American global warming activists.
US private troops fighting alongside Ukrainian army against pro-Russians
PressTV - Hundreds of American privates soldiers from a security company
with a record of alleged atrocities in Iraq are fighting along with the
Ukrainian army against the pro-Russian activists in southeast of
Ukraine, according to media reports.
Up to 21 dead, doctor says, as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam
Reuters - Up to 21 people were killed in Vietnam, a doctor said on
Thursday, and a huge foreign steel project was set ablaze as anti-China
riots spread to the centre of the country a day after arson and looting
in the south. The doctor at a hospital in central Ha Tinh province said
five Vietnamese workers and 16 other people described as Chinese were
killed on Wednesday night in rioting, one of the worst breakdowns in
Sino-Vietnamese relations since the neighbors fought a brief border war
Putin: Ukraine must pre-pay for gas from June 1
ABC News - Ukraine must pay in advance for Russian gas supplies starting
next month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, raising
pressure on the struggling neighbor as Moscow voiced dismay over what it
says is Ukraine's reluctance to implement an international peace plan.
Putin said in a letter to European leaders that Ukraine's debt for
Russian gas supplies has reached $3.5 billion, and because of its
refusal to pay Moscow, it will have to switch to pre-paid gas deliveries
starting from June 1.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Majority say Obama admin knowingly lied about Benghazi terrorist
Red State - A new Fox News poll finds that 51 percent think that
Obama administration “knowingly lied” about the September 11,
2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya
“to help the President Obama during his re-election campaign”
against Mitt Romney. The poll also found that 54 percent think
Obama’s administration “tried to deceive” the American people
about the events surrounding the Benghazi terrorist attacks.
VA Scandal Spreads as Watchdog Opens New Probes
The Daily Beast - Grilled by the same bipartisan panel earlier
in the day, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said he had not seen
evidence of systematic book cooking in the VA, only “isolated
incidents.” The incidents reported so far may be isolated from
the departmental headquarters in D.C. but they have spread
across facilities and state lines. There is a clear pattern to
the claims of wrongdoing, a line that can be drawn from San
Antonio through Phoenix to Cheyenne. In each location VA
officials have reportedly manipulated records to make it seem
like veterans were receiving care when they were actually still
waiting, buried under paperwork. Shinseki said he was “mad as
hell” about the allegations of abuses, but in further testimony
he deflected direct questions with vague answers.
USDA TO PURCHASE SUBMACHINE GUNS
DCClothesLine - The United States Department of Agriculture is
set to purchase an unknown quantity of submachine guns, leading
to questions about where the weapons will be heading and for
what purpose they will be used.
US explores legal rights for Guantanamo detainees
Associated Press - The Obama administration says there are legal
safeguards in place in the event suspected terrorists being held
at Guantanamo Bay are relocated to the United States, and that
detainees would be barred from receiving asylum and would have
no right to remain in the country permanently.
Watch Trey Gowdy’s Epic Speech on the Floor of Congress That May
Be a Defining Moment for America
IJ Review -
We’ve finally gotten to the point where Congress had to pass a
law to make sure that the laws they pass are enforced.
In a speech that Representative Trey Gowdy really shouldn’t have
had to make, he explains angrily to the Congress what its job
is, and to Obama what his job is. Members were heard to applaud
as he reached the crescendo.
Somali pirate gets 41 1/2 years for attack on Navy ship
Stars and Stripes - NORFOLK, Virginia — A federal judge
Wednesday sentenced a Somali pirate to 41-1/2 years in prison
after rejecting a prosecutor's call for a mandatory life term.
Mohamed Ali Said, 30, was convicted along with five other Somali
men of piracy and related charges in the April 2010 attack on
the dock landing ship Ashland. Each faced a mandatory life
prison term for the piracy convictions.
Missouri governor critical of 72-hour abortion wait law
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
said on Thursday he has "profound concerns" about a bill state
lawmakers approved this week requiring women to wait 72 hours
for an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. Nixon, a
Democrat, did not say whether he would veto the bill, which the
Missouri House of Representatives approved on Wednesday,
advancing it to the governor.
Report: Food Prices Skyrocket: “We’re Going to Have a Major
Problem Coming Into the Fall”
DCClothesLine - While government statisticians claim robust
growth, recent data points suggest otherwise. Consumers are
quickly running out of money, home sales have collapsed and hit
their biggest drop in three years, there are more Americans out
of the labor force than ever before, and one third of adults
under the age of 35 are living with their parents because they
can no longer afford to pay their own mortgage.
Meat Prices Surge Most In 11 Years
Zero Hedge - Hardly surprising given the surge in beef and pork
that we have been noting, but according to the latest inflation
data from the BLS, meat prices spike by almost 3% in April - the
most since November 2003 (this is also the 2nd biggest price
spike in 34 years!) As we noted previously, this soaring food
price inflation is not about to stop anytime soon...
Visa, MasterCard to pay $3bn to stay in Russia says Morgan
RT - Under Russia's new legislation, Visa and MasterCard will
have to pay $3 billion in ‘security fees’ to continue operating
in Russia, more than five times higher than the companies
combined revenues, a new Morgan Stanley report says. Under the
new plan, Visa will be required to pay Russia’s Central bank
$1.9 billion, and MasterCard will have to fork out $1 billion,
according to an estimate by Morgan Stanley, Kommersant reported
The Next Four Months Will Decide the Future of the Internet
OpedNews - America was always going to have a great debate about
Cable and telecommunications companies stand to reap billions if
the Internet's guarantee of equal protection for all
communications is scrapped. Without net neutrality protections,
they would be freed to create a pay-to-play Internet where they
could charge corporations and special-interest groups to provide
high-speed service, while consigning websites without
benefactors to a digital dirt road.
Amid protests, FCC proposes new 'net neutrality' rules
Reuters - U.S. telecommunications regulators on Thursday
formally proposed new "net neutrality" rules that may let
Internet service providers charge content companies for faster
and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users. "Simply
put, when a consumer buys a specified bandwidth, it is
commercially unreasonable and thus a violation of this proposal
to deny them the full connectivity and the full benefits that
connection enables." More than 100 activists protested at the
FCC, with signs reading "Liberate the Internet" and "Keep the
Internet Free." four onlookers were escorted out of the meeting
room for shouting protests.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Save Time and Money By Growing These 5 Veggies
Dave Ramsey - No matter what you grow this season, make sure you
sow only what you (or your neighbors) will eat, and shoot for
simple plants that really produce. You may be surprised to find
out your green thumb works after all.
Measles vaccine eliminates cancer in ‘landmark’ medical trial
RT - A Minnesota patient’s blood cancer has gone into complete
remission after she was administered a strong dose of the
measles vaccine as part of a clinical trial that confirms a
“proof of concept” that some cancers can be eliminated with
The sisters 'genetically designed' in a lab to remove killer
disease that runs in their family from their DNA
Daily Mail - They look just like any two adoring young sisters.
But three-year-old Rosie Mulchinock and five-month-old Daisy
have been ‘genetically designed’ in a laboratory to beat an
incurable disease that runs in their family. In a first of its
kind in the UK, the pair were born from embryos that were
screened by scientists to ensure they would not suffer
Herbal Medicine - The Power of Peppermint
HealthNews.com - Studies have shown peppermint oil to be fairly
effective at relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a
collection of symptoms that includes abdominal pain and
cramping, bloating, constipation and diarrhea that affects 5 to
20 percent of the population.
Omega-3s tied to lower risk of heart arrhythmia
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Subjects with the highest levels of
omega-3s in their blood were 30 percent less likely to develop
atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat, than those with
lower levels of the fatty acid. Omega 3s are found in food
sources such as fish, walnuts and eggs, and can be taken as
supplements. (Older article but worth re-reading).
New Partnership With Ikea Aims to Help Homeless Dogs Find Homes
Care2 Causes - Thinking of Adopting a Dog? Head to an Ikea
Showroom. As part of a new project, animal advocates are playing
up the idea that no home is complete without a dog and are
trying to reach potential new adopters through partnerships with
Ikea and a growing number of furniture stores. As part of the
Home for Hope campaign, the Animal Lovers League and Save Our
Street Dogs teamed up with Ikea, which had a team take photos of
adoptable dogs, make life-size cardboard cutouts and place them
throughout Ikea showrooms. Sandra Keasberry, assistant marketing
manager at Ikea said the company is happy to help kick start
this campaign because “it’s a very refreshing and unique way to
encourage Singaporean’s to adopt homeless dogs.”
Fido Flu Outbreak Hits Massachusetts
ABC News - Vets in Essex County, Massachusetts, are telling some
of their patients to take two Milk Bones and call me in the
morning. The state’s Division of Animal Health has reported a
rare outbreak of dog flu in the area. “Right now it’s just a few
cases of canine influenza but we’re alerting owners to talk to
their veterinarians, especially if their pet stays in kennels or
doggie daycare or is otherwise prone to illness,” said Krista
Selmi, the agency’s spokeswoman.
Symptoms include fever, cough, nasal discharge and lack of
energy. They last for about two weeks until the virus runs its
US college students who found $41,000 in cash hidden
in an old thrift-store couch track down previous
owner to RETURN the money
New York - When a trio of New York college students
bought a smelly secondhand couch from a charity
store for $20 they had no clue about its real value.
But not long after roommates Reese Werkhoven, Cally
Guasti and Lara Russo got it back to their New Paltz
home and nestled in, they discovered envelopes of
cash - $41,000 worth - were stashed in every
conceivable crevice of the pre-loved find. However,
the students' excitement turned to moral dilemma
when they found that one of the envelopes had a
woman's name on it. Read More..
- May 15, 2014 - Today In History:
1702 - The War of Spanish Succession began.
1795 - Napoleon entered the Lombardian capital of
1862 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Department
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
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
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.
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
1975 - The merchant ship U.S. Mayaguez was
recaptured from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
1988 - The Soviet Union began their withdrawal of
its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan. Soviet forces
had been there for more than eight years.
2003 - Texas Democrats returned home after a
self-imposed four-day exile in Oklahoma in a dispute
over a redistricting plan.
2006 - A defiant Saddam Hussein refused to enter a
plea at his trial in Iraq for crimes against
humanity, insisting he was still the country's
2006 - The United States removed Libya from its list
of terrorist states.
2008 - California's Supreme Court declared gay
couples in the state could marry – a victory for the
gay rights movement that was overturned by the
passage of Proposition 8 the following November.
Extremists attack town of abducted schoolgirls
MSN News - BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants again attacked the
remote Nigerian town from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped,
Nigeria's military said Wednesday, resulting in a firefight that killed
12 soldiers and led angry troops to fire on a commanding officer.
No prisoner swap with Boko Haram: Nigerian president
PressTV - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has rejected to free
prisoners of the Boko Haram Takfiri group in exchange for the release of
over 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
Thai protesters force PM to flee meeting after three killed in Bangkok
Reuters - Protesters seeking to oust Thailand's government broke into
the grounds of an air force compound on Thursday where the acting prime
minister was meeting the Election Commission to fix a date for new
polls, forcing him to flee. The disruption of acting Prime Minister
Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan's efforts to organize an election came
hours after gunmen attacked anti-government protesters, killing three.
Suspected Drone Strike Kills Up To 10 Near Pakistan-Afghan Border
Radio Free Europpe - A U.S. drone strike near the Pakistan-Afghan border
has killed up to 10 suspected militants and wounded 14 others. Nasir
Khan, the assistant political agent of the Bara subdistrict in
Pakistan's Khyber tribal district, said on May 14 that the strike
targeted militants in Afghanistan's Nazian district, which has become a
sanctuary for fighters from the Pakistani Taliban and the Lashkar-e
Islam group. Political administration officials in the Khyber tribal
district told an RFE/RL correspondent that the suspected drones fired
Christopher Columbus Ship The Santa Maria May Have Been Found
NPR - It's been missing for more than 500 years. But now there are
reports that the Santa Maria, the largest ship among the trio that made
Christopher Columbus' first expedition to North America, may be found.
Undersea explorer Barry Clifford says he thinks he has found the ship in
waters off of Haiti's coast.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
At least 30 homes have burned in Carlsbad, California, state
fire official says - Multiple fires burning in San Diego County
MSN News - A state fire official says an aggressive wildfire has
burned at least 30 homes in the Southern California city of
Carlsbad. The blaze was one of several wildfires that
firefighters in San Diego County were battling amid hot, dry and
* Related Article:
Thousands flee Southern California wildfires, university
Veterans Affairs Secretary to Face Senate Questions on Delayed
New York Times - Mr. Shinseki will face sharp questions today
(May 15, 2014) about the alleged secret lists — and whether any
veterans might have died awaiting care — in a hearing before the
Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. According to prepared
testimony, Mr. Shinseki, a retired four-star general and Army
chief of staff, will emphasize that he is “personally angered
and saddened by any adverse consequence that a veteran might
experience while in, or as a result of, our care.”
Memos Show VA Staffers Have Been 'Gaming System' for Six Years
NBC News - nternal memos show the VA has been playing whack a
mole for at least six years with employees who use dozens of
different scheduling tricks to hide substantial delays in health
care for America’s veterans. And whenever the VA tries to stop
its staffers from “gaming the system,” the staffers come up with
new techniques. Whistleblowers around the country are now
accusing the VA of hiding a backlog in patient care with
bookkeeping tricks, and a former doctor at a VA facility in
Arizona says the delays may have contributed to the deaths of 40
9/11 Museum Poised to Open at World Trade Center Site
NBC NEWS - The 9/11 Museum, which is poised to open in New York
City nearly 13 years after the terror attacks that destroyed the
twin towers and killed about 3,000 people, including 2,753 in
New York. After years of delays, the museum will be dedicated on
Thursday, and will open to the public on May 21st.
Release of 36,000 criminal illegals impeachable offense?
World Net Daily - The reported release last year of more than
36,000 criminal illegal aliens is part of a larger annual trend
of thousands of such releases since 2009, according to the
authors of a book documenting the case for impeaching President
VIDEO: The Insanity of Common Core Math Revealed in Under Two
This is an excellent video that demonstrates the absurd nature
of Common Core Math in less than two minutes. (Watch Video
Below) Caleb Bonham, from Campus Reform, goes to George Mason
University for a type of ‘Man on the Street’ segment. With
whiteboard in hand, he approaches various students and faculty
to discuss how to solve a Math problem, 32 – 12. He first solves
it the traditional way, then does so the Common Core way.
Sen. Ted Cruz: Ten Questions That Remain Unanswered About
TPNN News - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz called for unanimous consent
on a Senate resolution (WATCH VIDEO BELOW) that would create a
Joint Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist
attacks. However, Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez blocked the
request, robotically repeating the Democrat talking point that
the investigation was a “political trick.”
Analyst: Keep 'close eye' on NSA chief
PressTV - The American public needs to “keep a very close eye”
on the new director of the US National Security Agency to ensure
the spy agency is adhering to the new rules, a political analyst
tells Press TV.
ObamaCare Processors Getting Paid To Do Nothing
Ben Swann - Wentzville, MO - An ObamaCare processor operated by
Serco with a 1.2 billion dollar contract is paying its employees
in a Wentzville, Missouri process center to do nothing,
according to a Serco employee and whistleblower. The
whistleblower claims that despite not having enough work for
their current employees Serco is still hiring. “They want to
hire more people even though we still don’t have work to keep
the people we have busy.” He claims that hundreds of employees
sit staring into computer screens with little or nothing to do.
Kentucky Sues DEA To Free Its Impounded Hemp Seeds
Huffington Post - Kentucky on Wednesday sued the federal
government for return of agricultural hemp seeds seized by the
Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency told state
officials they would have to apply for a permit to get them
back. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville,
names the DEA, the Department of Justice, Customs and Border
Protection and Attorney General Eric Holder, according to the
complaint, obtained by HuffPost.
Taiwan companies suffering big losses in Vietnam as China
Reuters - Taiwan companies doing business in Vietnam have lost
billions of dollars as tensions mount tensions between Vietnam
and China, an industry association said on Wednesday. Tensions
rose in the resource-rich South China Sea last week after China
positioned a giant oil rig in an area also claimed by Vietnam.
Each country accused the other of ramming its ships near the
disputed Paracel Islands.
Hijacked anti-DDoS servers used to carry out massive DDoS attack
SC Magazine - A massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) was
carried out earlier this month using very servers designed to
prevent the classic type of attack. In early May, website
security company Incapsula was able to help fend off a powerful
DDoS attack that was launched using high-capacity servers
hijacked from two separate DDoS protection services providers.
Scientists May Have Finally Pinpointed What's Killing All The
Buisness Insider - A new study seems to strengthen the evidence
linking pesticides used on crops to colony collapse disorder in
honeybees. Researchers led by Chensheng Lu of Harvard University
have pinpointed the collapse of honeybee colonies on a class of
pesticides known as neoniotinoids — insecticides that also act
as nerve poisons and mimic the effects of nicotine. Scientists
specifically looked at how low doses of two neonicotinoids —
imidacloprid and clothianidin — affected healthy bee hives over
the course of a winter.
Scientists: Robots Could be Programmed to Kill You ‘For the
InfoWars - As the United Nations debates legislation that could
outlaw ‘killer robots’, scientists predict that artificially
intelligent systems could one day decide to kill humans “for the
greater good.” In an article for Popular Science, Erik Sofge
outlines a scenario whereby robot cars would decide to sacrifice
their human owner in order to prevent a collision that could
kill more people.
Young Seizure Patients Cut Off from Medical Marijuana Treatment
nbcsandiego.com - About 800 children have lost access to a
treatment called Charlotte's Web. An Oceanside boy suffering
from potentially deadly seizures join hundreds of Southern
California families in a search for a new solution after their
supplier for a controversial, marijuana-based treatment was shut
The silent toxin in food that provokes cancer, diabetes,
multiple sclerosis and more
Natural News - Found in everything from cereal grains to dried
fruit and nuts to legumes, along with wine, hard cheeses and
certain types of coconut oil -- mycotoxins are difficult to
dodge. Associated with a variety of diseases, these fungal
metabolites can wreak havoc on the health of both body and mind.
Just the same, we don't need to be at the mercy of these
invisible troublemakers. Instead, we can take active steps
through dietary interventions to reduce exposure and decrease
* Related Article:
Detoxification: Mold and Mycotoxins | John A. Tafel, M.D. - 10
ways to actively rid your body of mycotoxins
Four reasons to love coconut oil
Natural News - Fortunately, modern society is beginning to
understand that the saturated fat present in coconut oil is,
contrary to popular belief, actually highly beneficial. This
understanding was, in part, due to a growing body of evidence
suggesting that populations who consumed large quantities of
coconut oil, such as the Tokelauan and Kitavan people of the
South Pacific, were among the healthiest people on Earth. This
evidence prompted a growing number of scientists to investigate
the benefits of coconut oil.
Bravo® Issues Nationwide Recall of Pet Food for Dogs
FDA.gov - May 14, 2014 - Manchester, CT – Bravo is
recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet
Food because they have the potential to be
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The
recalled product was distributed nationwide to
distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and
directly to consumers. The product can be identified
by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on
the side of the plastic tube or on a label on the
- May 14, 2014 - Today In History:
1787 - Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for
a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.
1796 - The first smallpox vaccination was given by
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
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.
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
1999 - North Korea returned the remains of six U.S.
soldiers that had been killed during the Korean War.
UN-marked strike helicopter ‘used by Kiev against militia’ sparks
RT - The UN has voiced concerns over the apparent use of UN-marked
helicopters by Kiev troops in their military operation against Donetsk
regional militia. A video of a white-painted Mil Mi-24 strike helicopter
with UN logo has emerged.
UN, Kiev in Talks Over UN-Marked Choppers Used in Crackdown
MOSCOW, May 14 (RIA Novosti) – The United Nations is in talks with
authorities in Kiev who apparently have been using UN-marked helicopters
in a military operation against Ukraine’s restive southeastern
territories, according to the RT news channel.
Yemen army clash with al-Qaida kills 7 troops
Daily Mail UK - The Yemeni army repelled a dawn attack by al-Qaida
fighters seeking to recapture a restive southern town in intense clashes
that killed seven soldiers and 16 militants on Wednesday, security
officials said.The fighting raged for nearly three hours on the fringes
of the town of Azan in Shabwa province, the officials said.Government
warplanes came to the aid of the troops as they defended the town,
bombing positions of the attacking militants, added the officials,
speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to
talk to the media.
Ukraine and America’s “Global War on Terrorism”. Is US-NATO Applying the
“Syria Model” in Ukraine?
Global Research - Neo-Nazi mobs in Odessa were involved, with the
support of the Kiev regime, in a terrorist operation geared towards the
killing of innocent civilians. read more...
US Ambassador Kennedy visits Fukushima plant
Associated Press - U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has gotten a
firsthand look inside the Japanese nuclear plant devastated by the 2011
earthquake and tsunami. Kennedy toured the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant for
about three hours Wednesday.
Samsung apologizes to sickened chip workers
AP - Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to
chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a
rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a
23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the
company to account.
French Say Assad’s Forces Used Chlorine Gas 14 Times
NY Times - France’s foreign minister said Tuesday there were strong
indications that the Syrian government had carried out attacks using
chemical agents, especially chlorine, as many as 14 times in recent
months, despite its promise to renounce such weapons in joining the
global treaty banning them last year.
151 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine
USA Today - An explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey
killed at least 151 workers and left hundreds more trapped deep inside,
officials said Tuesday.
205 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine
First Fukushima Employee Files Lawsuit over Radiation Exposure
Natural Society.- A worker named Shinichi, a man part of a team sent to
lay electric cables in the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant 13 days after
the disaster, has filed a groundbreaking lawsuit over radiation
exposure. It is the first of its kind claiming that TEPCO exposed him to
dangerously high levels of radiation without his knowledge.
Chinese police charge British former GlaxoSmithKline China head with
MSN News - Chinese police on Wednesday said they had charged the British
former China head of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC and other colleagues
with corruption, after a probe found the firm made billions of yuan from
elaborate schemes to bribe doctors and hospitals.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Vice President Biden's Son Joins Ukraine Gas Company's Board
ABC News - Hunter Biden, the younger son of Vice President Joe
Biden, is joining the board of a gas company operating in
Ukraine, the company announced Tuesday, as the West seeks to
help Ukraine wean itself off its dependence on Russian energy.
New Mexico county defies U.S. government over cattle grazing
Reuters - A rural New Mexico county has voted to defy the
federal government and give a rancher's cattle access to a
watering hole fenced off by the Forest Service in the latest
dispute over federal control of public land in the U.S. West.
$474M for 4 failed Obamacare exchanges
Politico - Nearly half a billion dollars in federal money has
been spent developing four state Obamacare exchanges that are
now in shambles — and the final price tag for salvaging them may
go sharply higher.
Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers,
Washington Times - Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last
year there were 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for
negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one
with a conviction classified by ICE as “homicide-willful
Indiana Gets New Military Helicopters for “Homeland Security
InfoWars - The Indiana National Guard has purchased two military
UH-72 Lakota helicopters which will also be used by local law
enforcement and the DHS for “homeland security missions”.
"Bouncy house" blows away, seriously injures two young boys
wnyt.com - SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY – Two young boys were injured
after an inflatable bounce house was swept away, apparently by a
gust of wind, Monday afternoon. Three children were on the play
structure when the wind lifted the inflatable toy 50 feet into
the air. The three kids -- ages 5, 6, and 10 -- fell out of the
toy as it reached heights of 15 to 20 feet. The two boys were
Eric Holder: No Plans at DOJ to Investigate Secret Waiting Lists
and Veteran Deaths at VA Hospitals
Weekly Standard - Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that
the Department of Justice doesn't have any plans to investigate
allegations that veterans placed on secret waiting lists at VA
hospitals died while waiting for care.
Environmentalists Sue US Government to Get Bees Listed as
Inhabitat - What’s an insect have to do to get on the endangered
species list these days? That’s the question some
environmentalists are asking after a failed attempt to get a
vanishing bumble bee species added to the list.
Environmentalists with the Xerces Society got so frustrated with
a lack of response about adding the rusty patched bumble bee
that they have filed a lawsuit against US government agencies to
draw attention to the issue.
(Video) Gold 'Wins' Out In The End: Ron Paul
Kitco News - Kitco News sits with Ron Paul, a keynote speaker at
the Metals & Minerals Investment Conference, to talk about gold,
the Fed and the US dollar. "It's not about the brilliance of
knowing how to manage monetary policy, it's the wisdom to know
that you can't manage the economy through monetary policy," Paul
said when asked about Janet Yellen's role as Fed chair.
10 states where taxpayers get the worst bang for their buck
MSN - Residents of these states get the least bang for their
taxpayer buck. According to a survey released last month by
WalletHub.com, people living in these 10 states don’t get as
high quality government services — relative to the amount they
pay in taxes — as people living in most other states.
VIDEO: Ceremony Honors Veterans Without Families
dfw.cbslocal.com - Five veterans were given a hero's goodbye on
Monday. Some were living on the streets. Others spent their last
days in nursing homes. But all had served our country.
16 Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms – Signs of Low
Natural Society.- So what exactly does it mean to
have a magnesium deficiency, and what are some
magnesium deficiency symptoms
Grape consumption may offer benefits for symptomatic
interndaily.com - New research presented last week
at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego,
California, suggests that regular grape consumption
may help alleviate pain associated with symptomatic
osteoarthritis of the knee, and improve joint
flexibility and overall mobility. Researchers
attribute these potential benefits to the
polyphenols found in grapes.
The 5 Best Home Remedies for Joint Inflammation
Natural News - Our 5 best home remedies, including
lifestyle changes, will help you combat inflammation
and its uncomfortable symptoms without the use of
drugs. You simply have to look for common items you
probably already have in your home or make changes
to your lifestyle.
A guide to heavy metals: Exposure points, signs, and
Natural news - It has become very clear that
avoiding heavy metals is not a simple process. They
are now showing up in significant levels in organic
food formulations, and are lurking in places that
one probably has not even considered. Know the
exposure points, physical signs of bodily
contamination, and how to start removing them.
Dogs are FOUR times better at detecting prostate
cancer than traditional tests
Daily Mail UK - Specially trained Cancer Detection
Dogs can detect cancer cells in urine samples. Dogs
are almost four times better at detecting prostate
cancer than traditional tests. Medical Detection
Dogs accurately detect the disease 90 per cent of
the time, research has shown. In contrast,
traditional PSA tests often give false positives –
three in four positive results from the tests turn
out to be false and result in unnecessary and
- May 13, 2014 - Today In History:
1607 - An English colony was settled at Jamestown in
1779 - The War of Bavarian Succession ended.
1846 - The U.S. declared that war already existed
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.
1913 - Igor Sikorsky flew the first four engine
1954 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed into law the
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Act.
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.
1985 - A confrontation between Philadelphia
authorities and the radical group MOVE ended as
police dropped an explosive onto the group's
headquarters. 11 people died in the fire that
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.
2003 - The government unveiled a new version of the
$20 bill - the first to be colorized in an effort to
2011 - Two suicide bombers attacked paramilitary
police recruits heading home after months of
training in northwest Pakistan, killing 87 people in
what the Pakistan Taliban called revenge for the
U.S. slaying of Osama bin Laden.
What does the US government want in Ukraine?
PressTv - Why are people protesting in eastern Ukraine? Because
they do not believe the government that came to power after the
US-backed uprising in February is legitimate. They do not
recognize the authority of an unelected president and prime
minister. The US sees this as a Russian-sponsored
destabilization effort, but is it so hard to understand that the
people in Ukraine may be annoyed with the US and EU for their
involvement in regime change in their country? Would we be so
willing to accept an unelected government in Washington put in
place with the backing of the Chinese and Iranians?
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas will meet in London on Thursday
VOANews.com - The focus of the talks is the U.S.-Palestinian
relationship, the State Department said, a possible reference to whether
Washington can keep funding the Palestinian Authority if it carries out
a unity agreement with the Islamist Hamas faction.
United Nations names first female peacekeeping mission commander
Reuters - The United Nations appointed on Monday the first woman to
command one of the world body's peacekeeping operations. U.N.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named Major General Kristin Lund, of
Norway, as the force commander for the U.N. peacekeeping operation in
Cyprus. She will replace Major General Chao Liu, of China, on August 13.
Healthcare to undergo serious surgery in tough Australian budget
Reuters - Healthcare in Australia is set for its biggest shake-up since
the introduction of universal coverage in the 1970s, as part of a tough
federal budget on Tuesday that critics fret is taking the country
towards a U.S.-style system.
An audit of the Australian economy released last month recommended broad
structural changes and a tight rein on costs to stem what the government
warns is a looming "fiscal crisis" as the country's decade-long mining
Spain to ‘spy’ on 34 million bank accounts
stratrisks.com - The Spanish Government plans to collect data on
all of the country’s 34 million bank accounts in what it calls a
bid to crack down on money laundering and terrorist activity.
But the move has drawn plenty of fire. Spain plans to set up a
German-style archive of data on the financial activity of
Spaniards and residents in Spain, national daily El País
reported on Sunday. The move will see banks having to supply
details of all the personal and business current accounts,
savings accounts and fixed-term accounts they hold to the
Secretary of State for the Economy.
Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet
The Guardian - The NSA has been covertly implanting interception
tools in US servers heading overseas - even though the US
government has warned against using Chinese technology for the
same reasons, says Glenn Greenwald, in an extract from his new
book about the Snowden affair, No Place to Hide
U.S. News, Politics & Government
U.S. Conducts Nuclear Response Exercises
defenseone.com - A Sunday press release announcing the May 12-16
“Global Lightning” exercise explicitly noted that the event’s
timing is “unrelated to real-world events.” Observers of ongoing
East-West tensions will note, however, that Russia on Thursday
conducted its own large-scale nuclear response drill under the
supervision of President Vladimir Putin. That exercise was
widely promoted in Russian media and included the test launch of
an intercontinental ballistic missile and submarine-fired
ballistic missiles. “Exercise Global Lightning 14 has been
planned for more than a year and is based on a notional
scenario,” U.S. Strategic Command said. Roughly 10 B-52 heavy
bombers and as many as six B-2 bombers are slated to take part
in the nuclear deterrence exercise.
U.S. confirms second case of MERS
Reuters - U.S. health officials confirmed the country's second
case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East
in 2012, and said the patient was in good condition in an
Orlando, Florida hospital. The patient, 44, is a healthcare
worker who lives and works in Saudi Arabia and traveled to the
United States to visit relatives. He was admitted to the Dr. P.
Phillips Hospital in Orlando on May 9.
US concerned at sale of French warships to Russia
StratRisks - US officials voiced concern Thursday at the sale of
French warships to Moscow as they mulled tougher sanctions on
Russia for the political upheaval triggered by the Ukraine
crisis. “We have regularly and consistently expressed our
concerns about this sale even before we had the latest Russian
actions and we will continue to do so,” Assistant Secretary for
Europe Victoria Nuland told US lawmakers ahead of a visit next
week to Washington by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
US court lifts ban on Russian rocket engines
PressTV- A ban on US aviation companies prohibiting them from
buying Russian rocket engines has been lifted after a federal
judge ruled the purchases do not violate US sanctions against
Ohio Measles Outbreak Is Biggest in U.S. Since 1996
An Ohio measles outbreak tied to unvaccinated Amish travelers
who visited the Philippines has reached 66 cases — the most in a
single state in the U.S. since 1996, health officials said
Monday. It’s part of a larger surge of measles nationwide that
has topped last year’s 186 cases and is closing in fast on the
220 cases reported in 2011, the most since the highly contagious
disease was considered eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, according
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest
official CDC figures logged 161 cases as of May 3, but there
have been dozens more reported since then, officials said.
Quake-Damaged Washington Monument Reopens to Public
WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument, one of the U.S. capital’s
most recognizable landmarks, reopens Monday, three years after
sustaining earthquake damage. The 130-year old, 170-meter tall
marble obelisk sustained more than 150 cracks after a rare
5.8-magnitude earthquake in August 2011.
Bank Of America Would Like To Buy Your Gold, Seeing “No Gains
Zero Hedge - Bank of AMerica notes...It is time to sell Gold.
The range trade / consolidation of the past month is drawing to
a conclusion. Further gains should not exceed 1315.70 (May-05
high) AND CAN'T EXCEED the Mar-14 high at 1331. Downside targets
are seen to 1215.
AT&T in advanced talks to buy DirecTV for about $50 billion says
AT&T Inc. (T:US), joining the ranks of U.S. TV, Internet and
wireless providers racing to consolidate, is in advanced talks
to acquire DirecTV for about $100 a share, according to people
familiar with the matter.
Ethanol myth shattered: Corn biofuels release more greenhouse
gases than gasoline
NaturalNews.com - Corn-derived biofuels release even more
greenhouse gases than conventional gasoline, according to a
study published in Nature Climate Change on April 20. The
$500,000 study, which was funded by the federal government, is
expected to be a setback for the Obama administration's plan to
promote such biofuels as a way to meet renewable energy targets
set in a 2007 energy law.
Mid-May storm buries Colorado flower beds under 3 feet of snow
Reuters - A mid-May snowstorm dumped as much as 3 feet (91 cm)
of snow on Colorado's Rocky Mountains on Monday while the U.S.
Midwest braced for hail and other severe weather, forecasters
said. Snowplows cleared the way for the Monday morning rush hour
after the storm, which is expected to taper off by midday,
blanketed Denver with more than 4 inches (10 cm) and the
mountains northeast of Steamboat Springs with 36 inches (91 cm)
of snow, said Jim Kalina, a meteorologist with the National
Weather Service in Boulder, Colorado.
Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast
RelaxNews - Certain chemicals that are common in
everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer
in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women,
US researchers said Monday. The paper in the
peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health
Perspectives lists 17 chemicals to avoid and offers
women advice on how to minimize their exposure.
Watermelon reduces blood pressure and prevents heart
NaturalHealth365.com - Cardiovascular disease is
currently the leading cause of death in the United
States, and factors that contribute to it – such as
obesity and high blood pressure – are endemic. One
in three Americans is obese, and 60 percent of all
Americans either have high blood pressure or are at
risk of developing it. New research suggest that
watermelon can reduce the risk of heart disease. In
a study published in the April, 2014 edition of
American Journal of Hypertension, researchers found
that watermelon extracts significantly reduced blood
pressure in overweight adults. And, the hypotensive
effect held true whether the volunteers were under
stress or at rest.
Garlic: One of nature's greatest disease fighters
Natural News - Garlic remains a staple in the
Mediterranean diet and it is frequently used as a
seasoning in its native central Asia. The ancient
healing systems of India and China also utilize
garlic and often recommend it to people suffering
from sickness and disease.
How does green tea inhibit cholesterol? Scientists
crack the code
Natural News- Researchers at China's Sun Yat-sen
University have discovered one of the mechanisms by
which green tea helps lower cholesterol levels, as
well as identified at least two of the specific
chemicals responsible for the process.
- May 12, 2014 - Today In History:
1780 - Charleston, South Carolina fell to British
1831 - Edward Smith became the first indicted bank
robber in the U.S.
1870 - Manitoba entered the Confederation as a
1926 - In Britain, a general strike by trade unions
ended. The strike began on May 3, 1926.
1932 - The infant body of Charles and Anna
Lindbergh's son was found just a few miles from the
Lindbergh home near Hopewell, NJ.
1940 - The Nazi conquest of France began with the
German army crossing Muese River.
1942 - The Soviet Army launched its first major
offensive of World War II and took Kharkov in the
eastern Ukraine from the German army.
1943 - The Axis forces in North Africa surrendered
during World War II.
1949 - The Soviet Union announced an end to the
1957 - A.J. Foyt won his first auto racing victory
in Kansas City, MO.
1975 - U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez was seized by
Cambodian forces in international waters.
1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration announced that they would no longer
exclusively name hurricanes after women.
1982 - In Fatima President Boris Yeltsin dismissed
Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov and named Interior
Minister Sergei Stepashin as his successor.
2002 - Former U.S. President Carter arrived in Cuba
for a visit with Fidel Castro. It was the first time
a U.S. head of state, in or out of office, had gone
to the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
2003 - In Texas, fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers
went into hiding over a dispute with Republican's
over a congressional redistricting plan.
2008 - In the U.S., the price for a one-ounce
First-Class stamp increased from 41 to 42 cents.
2009 - Five Miami men were convicted in a plot to
blow up FBI buildings and Chicago's Sears Tower.
2011 - A German court convicted retired U.S.
autoworker John Demjanjuk of being an accessory to
the murder of tens of thousands of Jews as a Nazi
death camp guard. (Demjanjuk, who maintained his
innocence, died in 2012.)
Ukraine guardsmen open fire on crowd
KRASNOARMEISK, Ukraine (AP) — Armed men identified as Ukrainian national
guard opened fire Sunday on a crowd outside a town hall in eastern
Ukraine, and an official for the region's insurgents said there were
400 US mercenaries 'deployed on ground' in Ukraine military op
RT.com - About 400 elite mercenaries from the notorious US private
security firm Academi (formerly Blackwater) are taking part in the
Ukrainian military operation against anti-government protesters in
southeastern regions of the country, German media reports.
US and Europe planning to ‘cut off’ Russia’s gas supply
London Independent - Britain is drawing up plans with the US and other
European countries to “disarm” the threat of President Vladimir Putin
using Russian gas and oil supplies as “a weapon” against Ukraine and its
Eastern European neighbours.
China wants to build high-speed railway to US through Siberia and Bering
RT - According to a report in the Beijing Times stated on Thursday that
the country is considering building a new high-speed railway that would
ultimately connect it with the lower 48 states of the US.
VIDEO: UN action needed against chemical arms in Syria says analyst
Press TV - The UN Security Council should act to prevent the use of
lethal weapons by foreign-backed militants operating in Syria, says a
US Marines carry out first arrests of two Boko Haram members in Benue
Nigerian Watch - US Marines currently in Nigeria to help the government
combat Boko Haram terrorists have made their first arrests taking two
male suspects into custody after they were found in possession of arms
and ammunition during a targeted search.
Pope Francis urges governments to redistribute wealth to the poor —
maybe even half of it
Raw Story - Pope Francis called on “legitimate redistribution” of wealth
by the world’s governments to undo the “economy of exclusion” underlying
capitalist society. The pontiff appealed Friday to U.N.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies in
Rome, warning that wealth inequality promoted a “culture of death” at
odds with Catholic teachings.
Europe safety chief backs flight-tracking after MH370
(Reuters) - Europe's top aviation regulator has called for international
action to address concerns raised by the disappearance of Malaysia
Airlines flight MH370, while acknowledging delays in responding to a
similar disaster in 2009.
Flying ‘3D printers’ could help seal nuclear waste, inventors say
RT - Flying 3D printers, as British researchers call a pair of drone
copters they’ve built, could eventually become instrumental in sealing
off radioactive waste and transporting it away from disaster zone.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
State Dept. amassing explosives stockpile
WorldNetDaily - The U.S. State Department has ordered hundreds
of pounds of plastic explosives and thousands of containers of
liquid explosives, WND has discovered, shipping them to the
location of U.S. centers that typically send sensitive materials
to overseas embassies.
According to procurement documents WND obtained through routine
database research, State recently put in four separate orders
for high explosives – purchases accompanied by tens of thousands
of feet of detonating cords with hundreds of blasting caps and
Show Us the Drone Memos - By Rand Paul
NYTimes - I BELIEVE that killing an American citizen without a
trial is an extraordinary concept and deserves serious debate. I
can’t imagine appointing someone to the federal bench, one level
below the Supreme Court, without fully understanding that
person’s views concerning the extrajudicial killing of American
New secret $69 mn Gitmo camp for ‘high-value’ detainees sought
RT.com - US House Republicans have advanced funding for a new
secret prison at Guantanamo to hold suspects of the 9/11
attacks. The project has long been called for by the US Southern
Command despite a lack of support from the Obama administration.
U.S. passenger jet nearly collided with drone in March says the
NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) - An American Airlines Group Inc
aircraft almost collided with a drone above Florida earlier this
year, a near accident that spotlights the growing risk from the
rising use of unmanned aircraft, the U.S. air safety regulator
Lips sealed: US govt officials banned from talking about leaked
RT - US officials will soon be banned from citing leaked data in
speeches and written documents. The new policy, which is being
pushed through by the head of the NSA, will crack down on
“sourcing unauthorized disclosures” that harm national security.
Obama Birth Certificate Shocker: Evidence that Deceased Hawaii
Health Director Loretta Fuddy Was Paid Off?
Freedom Outpost - Loretta Fuddy was the Health Director
responsible for approving and releasing the "Certificate of Live
Birth" that was sent to Barack Obama. Since that time, many have
come to the conclusion that this birth record is a forgery.
Fuddy died in December under bizarre circumstances.
FBI investigating Bundy supporters in BLM dispute
The Daily Sheeple - Bundy supporters have been adamant in saying
no weapons were aimed at the feds or police, that the BLM
rangers were the ones pointing guns. From the sound of things,
they will be given the chance to prove those allegations because
the FBI is coming their way.
Perspective: 3 Days In Bunkerville At The Bundy Ranch
Ben Swann - I knew that it was a remote desert area, and I knew
that the group of people gathered there was eclectic at best,
having come from all over the United States. But I was surprised
at how wrong I was. The camp was quite functional and very
Vermont Officially Passes GMO Lableing Bill, Monsanto Announces
Natural Society - Literally hours after Governor Peter Shumlin
(D-Vt), signed a mandatory GMO labeling law into effect in
Vermont, the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA), headed by
Monsanto & Dupont, announced that they plan to sue Vermont to
prevent the bill from being implemented.
New Xerox/DHS spying traffic cameras are being installed across
Blacklisted News - Chicago’s switch to a new red-light camera
vendor that uses radar technology will allow hundreds of cameras
installed at busy intersections to pan in all directions —
worrying civil libertarians who fear an invasion of privacy.
Smile! You’re on Camera! Surveillance Video Catches Long Island
Cops Beating Man
Adan Salazar - Footage from nearby business catches cops
striking man over 40 times, contradicts officer’s accounts...
Disturbing footage has emerged corroborating a Long Island man’s
account of a police encounter late last month which left him
bruised and bloodied at the hands of two Nassau County cops.
Baer’s Daughter Addresses School Board After Her Father’s Arrest
For Violating Meeting Rule
Ben Swann - Marina Baer, the daughter of William Baer,
confronted the Gilford school board after watching her father
get arrested following a debate about mandated sexually explicit
reading material assigned to Marina’s high honors English class.
Boy punished at school for refusing to stand for Pledge of
khou.com - Mason Michalec says he loves his country but just not
the government. “I’m really tired of our government taking
advantage of us,” said Michalec. “I don’t agree with the NSA
spying on us. And I don’t agree with any of those Internet
YouTube: Anonymous - Homeless people in US deported to camps
Anonymous - According to MSN, the Columbia City Council
unanimously approved the plan, creating special police patrols,
that would enforce “quality of life” laws, involving loitering,
public urination, and other crimes not necessarily restricted to
the homeless population...
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S.C. Police Chief and City Manager Oppose Rounding Up the
Postal service had $1.9 billion quarterly loss
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Postal Service says it lost $1.9 billion
over the first three months of this year and is pleading again
for Congress to pass reforms to its financial system.
* Related Article:
$10 Billion Bailout or Pensions Get It
How 37 banks became 4
hangthebankers.com - If you were wondering how banks got “too
big to fail,” here’s a good place to start. This chart shows us
how, over the last couple of decades, 37 banks have became just
4 mega-banks. These same 4 mega-banks have, thus far, been
immune to the consequences of any and all of their terrible
decisions that places the entire world economy in jeopardy.
Property Rights and Property Taxes—and Countries That Don’t Have
Ben Swann - In actuality, you don’t own anything which you must
pay property taxes on—you are merely renting it from the
government.... It was estimated that 10,000 people in
Pennsylvania alone lose their homes annually because they aren’t
able to keep up with the property taxes.
Yellowstone Volcano Eruption: Report Claims US Has Contingency
Deal With Brazil, Australia
Zachary Stieber | Volcano could erupt at any time, though
officials would in theory be able to detect an impending
eruption and alert Americans to the threat.
Congress Learns an EMP Could Kill 90% of Americans
Activist Post - Yesterday Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman
of the Homeland Security Committee held a hearing about the
potential impact of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bomb over
VIDEO: RADCON Issues Level 5 Radiation Alert for Pittsburgh, PA
Activist Post May 9, 2014 -
Learn more here.
EPA considers forcing companies to disclose fracking chemicals
and safety studies
Raw Story - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it
wants to gather public comment on whether it should require
chemical manufacturers to disclose the content of fluids used
for oil and gas production, a possible step toward greater
federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Feds Award $750,000 Grant to Study Organic Pest Controls
Natural Society - In a promising, albeit rare move, the federal
government has awarded a $750,000 grant to scientists at
Washington State University to study organic pest controls.
How To Make Amazing ‘All-Natural’ WD-40
Off the Grid News - When you consider those ingredients, you may
think twice about using the product around your family. Since
you are looking for ways to keep things natural around your home
as well as to multi-purpose items in your home, here are some
ideas for creating household lubricant using natural
Cattails: The Survival Food That’s Great Anytime
Off the Grid News - Cattails grown in a multitude of places
around the United States, and if eaten correctly, can be a
superb source of energy-bearing nutrients. Knowing what you can
and can’t eat safely when in either a short or long-term
survival situation may mean the difference between life and
Chock Full O’ Veggies Quiche
Care2.com - A classic combination of spinach,
mushrooms and caramelized onions is a wonderful base
for this creamy and light quiche. It’s great for an
elegant breakfast or brunch if you want to impress
your friends and family.
How bananas are better than pills for treating
depression, constipation and more
NaturalNews.com- Bananas are a whole lot more than
just a sweet treat or a pleasant addition to a
morning smoothie. Rich in vitamins, minerals and
other beneficial compounds, bananas can also serve
as a natural remedy for treating depression,
promoting regularity, boosting brain power and
calming the nerves, among other important functions
within the body.
Apricots Can Protect Your Eyesight Better Than
Natural Blaze - We've all been taught that carrots
would keep our eyes sharp as a child, but as an
adult, it looks like fruit such as apricots are even
more important for keeping your sight. Data reported
in a study published in the Archives of Opthamology
indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit
per day may lower your risk of age-related macular
degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision
loss in older adults, by 36%, compared to persons
who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily.
The reasons why it is important to soak nuts and
STEPin2 - A recent study from Harvard even links
eating nuts to a healthier, longer life. Soaking
nuts and seeds is part of the process of preparing
them for consumption. It makes them even more potent
and releases their healing power.
Gardasil Contaminant Confirmed by Independent Lab
Natural Blaze - In September 2011, SaneVax Inc.
informed the FDA that despite all Merck’s statements
claiming Gardasil contained ‘no viral DNA,’ Dr. Sin
Hang Lee had discovered there were indeed fragments
of HPV-11, HPV-16 and HPV-18 L1 DNA firmly attached
to Merck’s proprietary aluminum adjuvant in 100% of
the samples his laboratory tested.
BLUE Buffalo Response to Nestle Purina Lawsuit
bluebuffalo.com - Nestle Purina filed a lawsuit
alleging that Blue Buffalo has lied to you about the
ingredients in our pet foods. We categorically deny
all of these false allegations and will aggressively
defend the integrity of our brand and our products.
* Related Article:
Pet Wars: Blue Buffalo Fires Back at Purina Over
- May 9, 2014 - Today In History:
1754 - The first newspaper cartoon in America showed
a divided snake "Join or die" in "The Pennsylvania
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
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
1974 - The House Judiciary Committee began formal
hearings on the Nixon impeachment.
1980 - A Liberian freighter hit the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida. 35 motorists were
killed and a section of the bridge
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
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.
2012 - President Barack Obama declared his support
for same-sex marriage.
Ukraine deploys 15,000 troops to Russian border, NATO beefs up forces in
E. Europe – Moscow
RT - Ukraine has deployed 15,000 troops on its border with Russia, while
NATO continues beefing up its forces in Eastern Europe, Russian Defense
Ministry stated as the military alliance and Pentagon accuse Moscow of
keeping armed forces close to Ukraine.
Tanks, armed assault in Mariupol city center, injuries reported
RT - Shooting, military vehicles and armed fighters clad in black
uniforms are reported to be in the center of Mariupol in Eastern
Ukraine. Unconfirmed reports suggest one person has been killed and four
wounded in the offensive.
VIDEO: Russia imposes fresh sanctions on US, Canada
Press TV - Russia has imposed fresh sanctions against the United States
and Canada in retaliation for their new punitive measures on Moscow, the
Foreign Ministry said.
CIA's plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries U.S. military
LA Times - The CIA is planning to close its satellite bases in
Afghanistan and pull all its personnel back to Kabul by early summer, an
unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive
it of vital intelligence while thousands of American troops remain in
the country, U.S. officials said.
Taliban declares annual ‘spring offensive’
Press TV - The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan has announced the
start of its annual “spring offensive” on foreign forces before the
latter’s withdrawal from the war-torn country.
U.S. to send 20 marine brigades in case of North Korean invasion
Inside Korea - The U.S. has established an operational plan to deploy 20
marine brigades to the Korean Peninsula in case of a North Korean
invasion into the South, U.S. House Armed Services Chairman Howard
McKeon said Tuesday.
rich countries lead global conflict and political violence index
Commodities Now - Over the last six months, levels of conflict and
political violence have jumped significantly in 48 countries as a
consequence of popular revolutions and regime change, a study released
Barclays ‘bold simplification’ will slash 19,000 jobs, create ‘bad bank’
RT - Britain’s second-biggest bank will eliminate 19,000 jobs over the
next three years, with major cuts aimed at its investment bank,
signaling the lender has given up becoming a major player in global
Stunning Clip Of How Russia Is "Not" Preparing For Nuclear War
Zero Hedge - Despite all the words - and equity market rallies
(confirming that it must be true) - it would appear Mr. Putin and his
men have been quietly "not" preparing for all-out war (which makes us
wonder, aside from the ICBMs, just what it would look like if they were
actually preparing for war).
Activists in Eastern Ukraine Sound Alarm on CIA-led Death Squads
Kurt Nimmo - CIA has overturned political movements unacceptable to the
political and financial elite in U.S.
Hillary Clinton Ignored Boko Haram’s Slaughter of Hundreds of Christians
Paul Joseph Watson - While Hillary Clinton has been vocal in drawing
attention to the plight of 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists
in Nigeria, she was in fact complicit in aiding the militant group in a
number of different ways, including delaying the designation of the
outfit as a terrorist organization, arming its allies in Africa and
ignoring the slaughter of hundreds of Christians when she was Secretary
Latest Propaganda Against Syria: Chlorine Gas From Iran Via China
Brandon Turbeville - [...] in articles such as “West Fears Iran Is
Supplying Chlorine Bombs To Syria” by Con Coughlin of the Telegraph, it
is suggested that Iran has ordered 10,000 chlorine canisters from China
and funneled them to the Syrian government via a regular air freight
route between the two countries.
You Can Now Only Buy Heirloom Seeds If You Are Part of a Private Members
Club in The UK
Underground Medic - The European Commission is currently drawing up a
new law to regulate the sale of all seeds, plants and plant material.
The latest draft of the law is even more restrictive than the
regulations that we have at the moment.
Fukushima worker files historic lawsuit over radiation exposure
RT - A worker at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has filed the first
lawsuit from an employee against plant operator TEPCO due to high levels
of radiation he was exposed to during the initial days of the plant’s
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Police shootings: Albuquerque council meets amid more security;
some escorted from session
U.S. News & World Report - Security officials escorted some
people from an Albuquerque City Council meeting Thursday night
amid new rules designed to avoid the sort of angry confrontation
that broke out earlier this week over a spate of deadly police
Relatives protest plan to move unidentified remains of 9/11
victims to basement repository in museum building
NY Daily News - The city plans to move the unidentified remains
from the Medical Examiner's office on Saturday. They will be
stored in a repository at bedrock level in the building that
will house the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
Judge Nap: If U.S. Forces Enter Nigeria, It's
the 'Legal Equivalent of an Invasion'
Fox News - As the tense situation continues in Nigeria, a small
team of U.S. soldiers is expected to arrive to assist in the
efforts to find hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic
terrorists. The team will be composed of roughly 10 uniformed
soldiers from AFRICOM headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.
Democrat Rep. Says Holding Lerner in Contempt is McCarthyism
Kurt Nimmo - For House Democrats, there is nothing wrong with
the IRS engaging in political persecution. In fact, according to
Rep. Elijah Cummings, holding former IRS bureaucrat Lois Lerner
in contempt for refusing to testify in committee hearings
investigating the targeting of tea party and constitutional
groups amounts to McCarthyism.
YouTube: Judge Napolitano: House Special Committee Could
Judge Andrew Napolitano told Megyn Kelly tonight that the House
Special Committee on Benghazi could subpoena Barack Obama to
Rand Paul Joined By Grassley In Fight To Release Memo Justifying
Drone Strikes On US Citizens
Steve Watson - Senator Rand Paul is winning support in the fight
to release controversial
Justice Department memos pertaining to
using drone strikes against American citizens.
Judge Napolitano: Gov't Can Use Drones to Kill, But Media Can't
Use Them to Gather News?
Fox News - Officials in some of the largest media organizations
in the United States are accusing the federal government of
violating their constitutional rights by not allowing them to
use drones to capture video or take pictures.
Missouri Legislature Votes to Withdraw from Common Core
Activist Post - Both chambers of the Missouri legislature have
passed a bill to end the state’s involvement in the Common Core
educational standards. One final committee approval is required
before sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for a signature.
Minnesota Now Requires A Criminal Conviction Before People Can
Lose Their Property To Forfeiture
Forbes - In a big win for property rights and due process,
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill yesterday to curb an
abusive—and little known—police practice called civil
forfeiture. Unlike criminal forfeiture, under civil forfeiture
someone does not have to be convicted of a crime, or even
charged with one, to permanently lose his or her cash, car or
New Rules Imposed to Prevent Public Takeover of City Council
Paul Joseph Watson - Albuquerque City Council leadership have
imposed new rules and beefed up security in an attempt to
prevent a repeat of extraordinary scenes on Monday when
residents protesting against police brutality stormed a city
council meeting and forced both councilors and the Albuquerque
police chief to flee.
Grandma Wounded By Four Bullets - Shoots Back With .45
Activist Post - Paris Ainsworth was shot multiple times last
Saturday night and bears four bullet wounds during a random
driveway shooting in Detroit. Sensing something was wrong before
the two assailants took aim, she fortunately placed her .45 in
her pocket before exiting her car - just in case.
Federal Elections Committee approves bitcoin donations to
Washington Post - In a 6-to-0 vote, the panel said that a PAC
can accept bitcoin donations, as well as purchase them, but it
must sell its bitcoins and convert them into U.S. dollars before
they are deposited into an official campaign account.
Where Are America's 49 Million Hungry - An Interactive Map
Zero Hedge - As of 2012, the most recent year for which data are
available, there were about 49 million Americans who, sadly,
describe themselves as "food insecure," meaning they have
limited access to sufficient amounts of food, according to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
BitPay Purportedly Raises $30 Million from Investors Including
Richard Branson in Larget Bitcoin Investment Round Ever
Liberty Blitzkrieg - Very, very big news just broke in the
Bitcoin space. According to TechCrunch, Bitcoin payment
processor Bitpay has just raised $30 million in what would be
the largest single round of fundraising ever in the Bitcoin
space. It slightly surpasses the prior largest round, announced
late last year by the other major Bitcoin payment processor
Coinbase for $25 million.
House panel subpoenas VA Secretary Shinseki for Phoenix
Fox News - A House committee voted Thursday to subpoena Veterans
Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for emails and documents tied to
an alleged secret “waiting list” for sick veterans at a Phoenix
BP oil spill may have killed hundreds of thousands of birds
Science Ticker - Based on two computer simulations, researchers
estimate that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf
of Mexico killed around 600,000 to 800,000 coastal birds.
Link between polio vaccine and rare childhood cancers exposed in
(NaturalNews) The development of the first vaccine for polio
back in the 1950s is still glorified in the mainstream media as
one of the most important public health breakthroughs in
Cancer-causing formaldehyde found in hair treatment products
(NaturalNews) The dermatology department at the University of
Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa has revealed startling new test
results on hair-straightening products.
Improve overall health, including liver function and skin
problems, with dandelion
(NaturalNews) Its roots, sap and leaves are powerful ways to
help heal the body, ranging from improving liver function to
combating skin conditions such as eczema. In fact, according to
the University of Maryland Medical Center, "Native Americans
also boiled dandelion in water and took it to treat kidney
disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn and upset stomach."
Fight heart disease and lower cancer risk with a daily dose of
(NaturalNews) Nuts have long been a popular snack food.
Inexpensive, readily plentiful and easy to pack for traveling,
the large variety of nuts available virtually ensures that
almost everyone will find a favorite.
3,000 different bacteria live on U.S. dollar bills
(NaturalNews) An analysis by New York University found 3,000
separate species of bacteria living on U.S. one-dollar bills,
far more than had ever been detected in prior studies. Many of
the species found are able to cause disease in humans, and many
exhibited antibiotic resistance.
Black Seed - 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'
Green Med Info - This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills
MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates
regeneration of the dying beta cells within the diabetic's
pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists.
Daily Cup of Coffee can Save the Eyes, Preserve Vision
Natural Society - A new study found that the chemical
constituents of coffee can help prevent the deterioration of
eyesight and possible blindness due to retinal damage.
Apricots Have A Far Greater Potential To Protect Your Eyesight
Than Carrots Do
preventdisease.com - Data reported in a study published in the
Archives of Opthamology indicates that eating 3 or more servings
of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular
degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older
adults, by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5
servings of fruit daily.
Beets Are So Healthy That Even Pharmaceutical Giants Want To
Harness Their Antioxidant Potential
preventdisease.com - Coupled with their status as a very good
source of the antioxidant manganese and a good source of the
antioxidant vitamin C, the unique phytonutrients in beets
provide antioxidant support in a different way than other
Antibiotic-Resistant Genes in Cow Manure May Add to the Threat
of Untreatable Disease
Dr. Mercola - Your immune defenses are key in protecting you
from all disease, including cancer, toxic poisons, infections,
inflammation, and even the ravages of aging. What many fail to
realize is that your immune system actually begins in your gut,
and that maintaining optimal intestinal health is paramount in
the fight against both acute and chronic disease.
- May 8, 2014 - Today In History:
1794 - The United States Post Office was
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
1914 - The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution
that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's
1919 - The first transatlantic flight took-off by a
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.
1958 - President Eisenhower ordered the National
Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green became the
1st black to graduate from an Arkansas public
1960 - Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the
Soviet Union resumed.
1973 - Militant American Indians who had held the
South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks
1984 - The Soviet Union announced that they would
not participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics Games in
1986 - Reporters were told that 84,000 people had
been evacuated from areas near the Chernobyl nuclear
plant in Soviet Ukraine.
1999 - The first female cadet graduated from The
Citadel military college.
Putin calls for end to Kiev’s military op, postponing referendum in E.
RT - Ukrainian right-wing groups are behind the recent events in the
country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that Kiev has not
disarmed them. He also called on anti-Kiev protesters to postpone a May
11 federalization referendum.
Boko Haram Terror Attack in Nigeria Opens Door to Africom
Kurt Nimmo - The establishment media has yet to report on a deadly
attack in Gamborou Ngala in the Borno State. According to a report
posted today by Vanguard, a Nigerian newspaper, the jihadist terror
group Boko Haram stormed the town and killed around 300 people.
Nuclear Fuel Fragment from Fukushima Found In EUROPE
The Daily Sheeple - Fukushima did not just suffer meltdowns, or even
melt-throughs… It suffered melt-OUTS… where the nuclear core of at least
one reactor was spread all over Japan.
Putin oversees planned military drills on countering nuclear strike
RT - President Vladimir Putin has overseen military drills on countering
nuclear strike. The planned drills come ahead of the May 9 celebrations
dedicated to victory in World War II.
2 southeast Ukrainian regions to hold referendum May 11 as planned
RT - The councils of the People’s Republics of two southeastern cities
of Donetsk and Lugansk won’t postpone the referendums on their regions’
future as part of Ukraine and will hold them as planned on May, 11, the
cities’ anti-government activists said.
US to withdraw Russia from GSP trade benefits program
RT - President Barack Obama has notified Congress of his plan to drop
Russia from the US Generalized system of Preferences (GSP) trade
benefits program, the White House said. The program allows duty-free
imports for certain goods
China Calls Iran A "Strategic Partner"
Zero Hedge - China is already Iran’s largest trading partner and oil
customer and Iran is China’s third largest oil provider... and this week
Iran and China’s Defense Ministers vowed to boost military ties
following a meeting in Beijing on Monday.
VIDEO: Huge terrorist blast rocks Syria's Aleppo
Press TV - A Thursday report by Syrian state news agency SANA blamed the
“enormous attack on Aleppo old city antiquities” on the foreign-backed
militants in Syria, saying that the blast also blew up the tunnels that
the armed militants had dug under archeological buildings.
Thai Regime Collapses – Preparing for the Fallout
Tony Cartalucci - Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra was
dismissed from her position along with several ministers from her
cabinet by a Constitutional Court ruling regarding her transferring of
key officials to pave way for her brother-in-law’s promotion to National
"Within Ten Years" - All Countries Will Have Weaponized Drones say
Activist Post - The number of countries possessing surveillance drones
has now risen toward 90 as Pakistan recently entered into the market,
plus the United Nations itself has launched its own fleet.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Officials: Military exercise causes loud boom,
(FOX 13) - A series of loud booms was heard throughout the Tampa
Bay area this morning, shaking homes and startling residents. A
majority of the reports came from Pasco County, where officials
say they believe it was related to a military exercise out in
the Gulf of Mexico. They had no further information on it.
Albuquerque Residents Vow to Storm Another City Council Meeting
Paul Joseph Watson - Albuquerque, NM residents have vowed to
storm another city council meeting set for tomorrow just days
after they forced councilors to flee following a raucous protest
against police brutality.
Texas cop guns down 93-year-old woman, but police ‘not ready’ to
say whether she was armed
The Raw Story - Robertson County District Attorney Coty Siegert
told the station that he could not explain the shooting. “All I
know is that they were called out here,” Siegert said. “They
were dispatched out here to address the situation. Again, I’m
not sure exactly what that situation was, but it was not a
Cruz Releases List of 76 'Lawless' Obama Actions
Daily Caller - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz released a definitive
list Wednesday of 76 “lawless” Obama administration actions and
abuses of power. Cruz’s “The Legal Limit Report No. 4,” obtained
by The Daily Caller, delves into little-known and
little-reported details of President Obama’s executive actions.
Obama administration releases disturbing photo of Obama depicted
as a king
Ben Swann - Last year, United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
criticized Obama for acting “like a king or monarch” as the
administration threatened to unconstitutionally bypass Congress
on gun control. It seems as though the administration felt the
title should stick.
Less than half of 12th-graders can read or do math proficiently
VOX - The high school graduation rate might be at an all-time
high, but less than half of American high school seniors are
proficient in reading and math, according to new data released
by the Education Department on Wednesday.
House Votes to Hold Former IRS Official Lois Lerner in Contempt
National Journal - The House voted to hold former Internal
Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt on a 231-187
vote Wednesday, as Republicans work to uncover the depth of
Lerner's involvement in the agency's targeting of conservative
groups from 2010 to May 2013.
Sandy Hook Skeptics Speak To Newtown School Board
Blacklisted News - A number of Sandy Hook skeptics recently
traveled to Newtown Connecticut to question the school board
about the many issues surrounding the official story of the
alleged 2012 mass shooting. The CT Post wrote an incredibly
biased article about the event claiming the audience was largely
disgusted with the skeptics which didn’t seem to be the case if
you watch the video.
Fewer California Police Are Completing Mental Health Training
D.S. Wood - Many cops in California are not completing a
state-certified program that focuses on the training in dealing
with mental illness, suicide behavior, and drug use.
Sober woman framed with ‘drunk driving’ charges after cop
crashes into her vehicle
Police State USA - A young woman had her neck broken in four
places after her vehicle was T-boned by a police officer who
blew through a stop sign. Even though she was completely sober,
the police charged with drunk driving and tried to shift the
blame onto her instead of the party at fault.
FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report
and Sean Hannity face regulation --- like PACs
Washington Examiner - Government officials, reacting to the
growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the
internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from
federal election laws governing political organizations, a
potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the
Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight.
The Economics Of Marriage
Economic Collapse - The marriage rate in the United States has
fallen to the lowest level ever recorded. So why is this
happening? Well, the truth is that there are a lot of reasons
why so many young people are choosing not to get married today.
One big reason is money.
Missouri House Overrides Gov. Nixon’s Veto, Enacts Historic Tax
atr.org - This vote to override the governor’s veto will provide
$620 million in tax relief for hard working Missourians. The
legislation includes a reduction of the top income tax rate from
6 percent to 5.5 percent and a 25 percent exemption from income
taxes for small businesses.
Presenting The President's New $1.2 Billion Helicopter
Zero Hedge - Today was a good day for United Technologies: its
subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corp was awarded a $1.2 billion
contract by the Naval Air Systems Command to build the VXX: also
known as the new Presidential Helicopter. Initial fielding is
planned for 2020, with production concluding in 2023.
Weather Channel Co-Founder John Coleman slams Federal climate
Climate Depot - Coleman: 'When the temperature data could no
longer be bent to support global warming, they switched to
climate change and now blame every weather and climate event on
CO2 despite the hard, cold fact that the “radiative forcing”
theory they built their claims on has totally failed to verify.'
Pentagon Paid $150 Per Gallon for Green Jet Fuel
freebeacon.com -The Department of Defense (DOD) paid $150 per
gallon for alternative jet fuel made from algae, more than 64
times the current market price for standard carbon-based fuels,
according to a report released on Wednesday.
‘Melting’ Sea Star Epidemic Reaches Oregon Coast
Mikael Thalen - Scientists announced the discovery of “melting”
sea stars off the coast of Oregon this week, the state’s first
known sighting of the mysterious condition that began appearing
throughout West Coast waters last year.
Primer: What is the Smart Grid?
Activist Post - The smart grid initiative is one that is largely
being introduced by force - either by direct property intrusion,
or through economic penalties for those who wish to opt out. The
5-minute video below from Stop Smart Meters Tasmania does an
admirable job of encapsulating what the Smart Grid really is and
why it is a growing threat to personal health and freedom.
Scientists Create 1st Living Organism From Artificial DNA
U.S. News & World Report - In true sci-fi fashion, a team of
researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La
Jolla, Calif., has created a brand-new bacteria based on a
genetic structure found nowhere on Earth.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Grand Closing: America’s Pot Farmers Are Putting Mexican Cartels
Out of Business
East Bay Express - Due to ample supplies up north, courtesy of
medical and recreational cannabis legalization, cartel farmers
can’t make any money off pot anymore, they told the Washington
Post this week. The price for a pound of Mexican marijuana has
plummeted 75 percent from $100 per kilogram to less than $25.
Gardener’s To-Do List for May
Organic Gardening - Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the
month of May.
Honey and Ginger Beat Out Pharma Antibiotics in Inhibiting
Green Med Info - Researchers from Ethiopa's College of Medicine
at the University of Gondar have determined that a combination
of honey and ginger extract powder will inhibit the growth of
superbugs such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus), Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae - some of
the most lethal 'superbugs' known.
The Highest Nutrient Dense Calcium Foods
preventdisease.com - You don't need milk or yogurt to benefit
from highly bioavailable sources of calcium. In fact, contrary
to popular belief, most dairy products do not possess any type
of calcium that is easily absorbed in the body. Here are some of
the best foods you can eat with both high nutrient density and
high bioavailable calcium.
Why Is Polio With 68 Cases Worldwide This Year A “Global
Emergency” But Autism Not With 1 in 25 Families Affected?
Green Med Info - Just a short question for you to consider.
Autism is an international emergency outstripping all other
health issues for children put together and that is literally
mathematically. It is affecting around 1 in 25 families in the
US, UK and other parts of the world.
Study Sheds Light on How Turmeric can Protect the Aging Brain
Natural Society - The many benefits of turmeric are
well-established—from its cancer fighting properties to its
ability to treat depression. A newer study indicates that the
bright yellow root could also protect the brain from age-related
brain dysfunctions, including things like stroke, dementia, and
neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Epigenetics proof: Mother's diet selectively silences genes of
(NaturalNews) A study published April 29 in the journal Nature
Communications has provided the first proof that a mother's diet
can change the expression of genes in her unborn child.
Four foods that lower blood pressure
(NaturalNews) According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, an estimated 67 million Americans -- approximately
one in three adults -- suffer from hypertension, or high blood
The effect of strawberries on cholesterol
(NaturalNews) Vitamin C, manganese and folate are found in ample
amounts in strawberries, not to mention its high fiber content.
A strawberry's high fiber content is part of the reason why it
is so effective in helping to control cholesterol.
Woman overcomes systemic candidiasis with raw food diet
(NaturalNews)Amanda Brocket's battle with systemic candidiasis
was getting the best of her. Being mentally and physically
drained from constantly struggling with intense sugar cravings
compounded the situation (1). Even doctors were unable to help
her overcome her systemic candidiasis, a yeast infection known
to be deadly in up to 45 percent of people with the condition.
8 types of food to keep your immune system happy and working
(NaturalNews) Everyone has to eat anyway, so relying on foods to
give immune function a boost makes perfect sense. Here are some
foods which can give anyone's immunity a lift.
When a microwave oven is running, you should be too
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) Nary is there a human being on Earth
who doesn't know that microwave ovens irradiate food, destroy
nutrition and are hazardous to your health, but for so many, the
convenience of them wins the battle, and you can find a "nuker"
(radiation oven) in more than 90% of U.S. homes and in most
office "break rooms" across the globe.
Blue Buffalo Responds to Purina Lawsuit
Susan Thixton - Blue Buffalo has issued a response
statement to the Purina lawsuit. It reads…
How Much Water Should Your Dog Be Drinking?
Dr. Becker - How much water your dog needs each day
depends on several factors, including her size,
diet, age, activity level, and the time of year. As
a general rule, healthy dogs need from ½ to 1 ounce
of water per pound of body weight each day.
Family dog lies on lost 3-year-old to keep him warm
ktvu.com - A loyal family dog is being credited with
keeping a lost 3-year-old boy safe and warm after he
wandered away from from his family’s 2,000-acre farm
in Cooperstown, N.D. Luckily, he had his golden
retriever/German shepherd mix Cooper with him.
- May 7, 2014 - Today In History:
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.
1847 - The AMA (American Medical Association) was
organized in Philadelphia, PA.
1912 - The first airplane equipped with a machine
gun flew over College Park, MD.
1926 - A U.S. report showed that one-third of the
nation's exports were motors.
1940 - Winston Churchill became British Prime
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 - Baseball owner Branch Rickey announced the
organization of the United States Negro Baseball
League. There were 6 teams.
1945 - Germany signed unconditional surrender ending
World War II. It would take effect the next day.
1954 - The United States and the United Kingdom
rejected the Soviet Union's bid to join NATO.
1975 - U.S. President Ford declared an end to the
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.
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
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 Guinea-Bissau, the government of President
João Bernardo Vieira was ousted in a military coup.
2013 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed at
15,056.20. It was the first time it had closed over
Odessa tragedy survivor: ‘Many people strangled after escaping the fire’
RT - Radicals set the building with innocent people inside on fire in
Odessa, then strangled the survivors and finished them with bats, while
police did nothing to prevent the bloodshed. That’s the scary picture a
survivor of the massacre told RT.
Kiev Committing Genocide of Russian, Ukrainian People – Russian Official
(RIA Novosti) – The latest episodes of violence in Ukraine constitute a
genocide against the Russian and Ukrainian people, Russian State Duma
Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said during a Balkan forum Tuesday.
IMF Loan to Ukraine in SDR, not US Dollars
Bitcoin Assay - This is the first that we know of a loan by the IMF,
headquartered in Washington, DC, as specifying a loan in SDR (Special
Drawing Rights) rather than in the customary US Dollar. As with most
policy changes from Washington, they ease changes into existence, this
seems to be the start in the use of SDR’s.
And The First Thing Ukraine Will Buy With IMF Money Is…
Zero Hedge - So how ironic that, given the massive gas debts that
Ukraine owes to Russia (and prepayments pending), and sizable bond
maturities pending, the first thing that Ukraine’s National Bank
governor will be buying with his freshly minted loan from the IMF is…
buy a billion dollars of gold.
FBI agent arrested in Pakistan on weapons charge
Washington Post - An FBI agent is being held on anti-terrorism charges
in Pakistan after he attempted to carry ammunition onto a plane in
Karachi, Pakistani officials said Tuesday.
Kiev army blocks civilians from leaving Slavyansk – self-defense
RT - Ukrainian troops which have encircled Slavyansk are firing their
machine guns at any transport that is trying to move out of the city,
preventing civilians from leaving, members of the self-defense forces
Mission Accomplished: Libya Now “Scumbag Woodstock”
Kurt Nimmo - Another “Scumbag Woodstock” exists in Syria. According to
the establishment media, the externally generated civil war in that
country represents a magnet for jihadists who will, FBI Director James
B. Comey warned last week, soon arrive in America to carry out terror
attacks. This is the same sort of hysterical fear-mongering Americans
have endured since 9/11.
VIDEO: Israel 'crossed red lines' in US spying: Newsweek report
Press TV - Israel’s espionage activities in the United States have
"crossed red lines," angering American intelligence officials, according
to a new report.
US says to help over Nigeria abductions
Press TV - The United States is planning to send a team of military
personnel to Nigeria to help with search for nearly 300 girls kidnapped
by the Boko Haram militant group.
1000s of priests punished for sex abuse
Press TV - The Vatican has released statistics showing that over the
last ten years, 848 priests have been defrocked and 2,572 others
disciplined, in relation to rape or child molestation charges. The
comprehensive figures were released for the first time on Tuesday by the
Vatican’s United Nations ambassador in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi.
Fukushima operator,TEPCO books USD 4.3 billion profit on bailout
Economic Times - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear
plant said today it booked a USD 4.3 billion annual net profit owing to
an electricity rate hike and a massive government bailout following the
U.S. News, Politics & Government
'Blood and treasure’: US defense chief pushes global military
RT - Facing a trillion dollars in cuts over the next decade and
a declining appetite for engagement abroad, Pentagon chief Chuck
Hagel attempted to rally the faithful as the US struggles to
maintain its massive worldwide military presence.
Russian Strategic Bombers Flying Along California Coast
Breitbart - The Associated Press reported Monday that Gen.
Herbert Carlisle, Commander of United States Air Forces in the
Pacific, acknowledged a significant increase in the activities
by Russian long-range strategic aircraft flying along the
Will Detroit be the first major Chinese city in the U.S.?
Blacklisted News - Chinese homebuyers and Chinese businesses are
starting to flood into the Motor City, and the governor of
Michigan is greatly encouraging this. In fact, he has formally
asked the Obama administration for 50,000 special federal
immigration visas to encourage even more immigration from China
10 Examples Of How "Big Brother" Is Steadily Creeping Into Our
Zero Hedge - Virtually everything that you do is being watched.
Do you drive a car? Do you watch television? Do you use a cell
phone? As you do any of those things, information about you is
being recorded and tracked. We live at a time when personal
privacy is dying. And it is not just governments that are doing
this. In fact, sometimes private companies are the biggest
Cecily McMillan's guilty verdict reveals our mass acceptance of
The Guardian - The violence against Occupy protestors was
widespread and well-photographed. So why is one non-violent
protestor now convicted of police brutality?
Police Execute Dog Outside 5-Year-Old’s Bedroom Window
Mikael Thalen - A Pennsylvania man is accusing a state trooper
of excessive force after his dog was shot and killed outside his
grandson’s bedroom window late last week.
Star of ‘YouTube Abortion’ Video is a Horror Movie Actress
Paul Joseph Watson - Widespread revulsion in response to a video
in which a woman celebrates her abortion by putting the video on
YouTube is very apropos given that its star, Emily Letts, is an
actress whose most recent movie was a horror flick centered
around the slaughter of children.
Jay Carney Refuses To Answer If White House Will
Cooperate With Select Benghazi Committee
Truth Revolt - Democrats are already threatening to boycott any
hearings or investigation, and with Carney stating repeatedly
today that there is nothing to investigate other than
“conspiracy theories”, a stonewall is starting to look more and
Father Arrested For Speaking Out Against Sexually Explicit Book
As Required Reading (Graphic Content)
Ben Swann - Baer told Benswann.com that the school’s notice was
only sent out after he went to the principal to discuss it, and
that the notice failed to disclose the graphic passage in the
book. “I can’t believe the school requires this as reading
material,” he said. “There’s no reason to expect this kind of
Virginia proposal would limit size of gatherings at private
Fox News - The proposed zoning ordinance limits "group assembly"
at residences to 49 people a day. Such gatherings "shall not
occur more frequently than three times in any 40-day period."
Federal Court: The Police Can Stop And Search You For Behaving
Huffington Post - A federal appeals court just ruled that the
police have a legal right to stop, search and arrest you for
innocent behavior including driving with your hands at the
ten-and-two position on the steering wheel at 7:45 p.m., taking
a scenic route and having acne.
Sober DUIs for Pot Are 'Absurd,' Arizona Supreme Court Affirms
East Bay Express - The Arizona Supreme Court slapped down a dumb
law that criminalized driving while sober in the medical
marijuana state. Arizona state law had held that anyone who
tested positive for trace marijuana metabolites — which can stay
in one’s system for up to six weeks after last use — was
automatically guilty of Driving Under the Influence.
20 Huge Companies That Want To Take Your Guns
BuzzPo - Support their competitors any chance you get.
Woman Celebrates Her “Cool” Abortion on YouTube
Paul Joseph Watson - This story underscores the worst aspect of
abortion advocates which is the fact that many of them celebrate
killing babies as if it’s an ‘empowering’ and ‘positive’
The “Economic Recovery” Continues: Businesses Are Being
Destroyed Faster Than They Are Being Created
Economic Collapse - Traditionally, small businesses have been
the primary engine of job growth in this nation, so the fact
that study after study has found that small business creation is
being crippled in the United States is a really bad sign for our
Join Monsanto Stock Plunge May 9 for National Day of Action at
Fidelity offices nationwide
(NaturalNews) The stakes have been raised in the fight for food
sovereignty with the recent announcement of a nationwide boycott
against Monsanto stock.
California Congresswoman Wants A $26 Minimum Wage In Her State
Daily Caller - California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee
expressed support for a $26 minimum wage in her state — a move
Republican congressman Andy Harris encouraged, assuming jobs
would rapidly flee California to his state of Maryland.
* Related Video:
Jobs Mysteriously Vanishing As Minimum Wage Increases
California Sen. Introduces Bill To Test Out Taxing Motorists For
Every Mile They Drive
CBS Los Angeles - KCAL9’s Bobby Kaple reports that Sen. Mark
DeSaulnier, D-Concord, introduced a bill to test out the vehicle
miles traveled (VMT) tax because the state’s gas tax was no
longer bringing in the revenue it used to due to people driving
more fuel efficient vehicles.
Over 50 dead seals, sea lions, whales, walrus recently stranded
in Alaska — Dozens of seals suffering from baldness, skin sores
ENENews - [...] Ionizing radiation associated risk for skin
defects (i.e. epilation, skin lesions) due to contact and
external exposure can also not be excluded. *Marine transported
Fukushima radionuclides entering the Bering and Chukchi Seas in
the future may represent a new stressor to the ecosystem.
Scientists revive giant Neanderthal virus entombed in ice
The Telegraph - French scientists bring back to life a giant,
still-infectuous virus lying dormant from the Siberian tundra
for 30,000 years, raising fears that global warming could
unleash other ancient viruses deadly to man.
Five US Internet Providers Are Slowing Down Access Until They
Get More Cash
popularresistance.org - Unfortunately, most parts of the US
suffer from a severe lack of broadband competition. And the
leading ISPs in some of these markets appear to view network
congestion not as a technical problem to be solved so much as an
opportunity to gain leverage in negotiations with other
FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites – now
cnet.com - The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a
controversial proposal that would require firms, including
Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors
for government surveillance.
YouTube: Look Up' - A spoken word film for an online generation
Gary Turk - 'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love
story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it
easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in
us spending more time alone.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
EPA advances approval of powerful weed killer for Dow’s ‘Agent
Orange’ GMO crops
RT - The US Environmental Protection Agency has revealed a
proposal for mass use of Dow Chemical’s herbicide 2,4-D on the
company’s genetically-engineered corn and soybeans. The GE crops
were developed to withstand several herbicides, including 2,4-D.
Dow would be allowed to sell the herbicide if the EPA approves
it following a 30-day public comment period.
6 Essential Food Types To Grow Your Own Food Preppers Pantry
Natural Blaze - Commercial food sources have become corrupted
with genetically-modified foods, hormones/antibiotics,
pesticides and neurotoxins. This is no way to keep your family
healthy. Your food pantry should be stocked with healthy foods,
and growing them yourself may be the only option left.
12 million Americans are misdiagnosed by their doctors every
(NaturalNews) Medical malpractice is a lot more common than you
might think, with a new study out of Texas having recently
discovered that at least one in 20 U.S. patients is misdiagnosed
by his or her doctor.
Warning signs of iodine deficiency
(NaturalNews) Iodine is a trace element that the body needs for
the production of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland combines
iodine with tyrosine, an amino acid, to manufacture the thyroid
hormones. These hormones are needed for maintaining normal and
healthy metabolism in all cells in the body.
Eating legumes fights off bad cholesterol
(NaturalNews) Cholesterol is not a bad word. Like many other
substances, there is the necessity in clarifying the information
that is provided by popular media. Cholesterol is actually a
natural compound that is made by the body and is necessary for
good health. The problem lies with the types of cholesterol that
are found within the blood stream.
Secret to long life found in 115-year-old woman's blood
(NaturalNews) A group of Dutch researchers may be onto
something. After researching the woman's stem cells, Dutch
researchers, led by Henne Holstege, may have found out why this
woman lived disease-free for well over a century and why her
body shut down when it did.
One in Five Pregnant Women Take Opioid Painkillers
Alliance for Natural Health - We’ve told you before about the
dangers of prescription opioid painkillers: drugs like oxycodone
(OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) are incredibly addictive,
and cause more deaths a year than heroin and cocaine combined.
Alarmingly, a full 20% of pregnant women now use these
prescription painkillers, according to the New York Times.
New Study: Marijuana Compound Found to Prevent Blindness
A study indicates that cannabis-derived compounds could work to
prevent blindness from retinitis pigmentosa.
Mass. scrapping flawed health insurance website
Boston Globe - Massachusetts plans to scrap the state’s
dysfunctional online health insurance website, after deciding it
would be too expensive and time-consuming to fix, and replace it
with a system used by several other states to enroll residents
4 Sure Signs That Your Cat Thinks You're Super
Dr Becker - Cats can display mysterious behaviors at
times, but there are 4 signs that are clearly
intended to show they adore and trust you. Plus
other intriguing behaviors that often puzzle cat
owners - all explained right here.
Purina Sues Blue Buffalo
Susan Thixton - Filed in court today. Purina Pet
Foods is suing Blue Buffalo Pet Foods because
(Purina says) they aren't being honest about their
ingredients. Gloves are off.
- May 6, 2014 - Today In History:
1861 - Arkansas became the ninth state to secede
from the Union.
1877 - Chief Crazy Horse surrendered to U.S. troops
1882 - The U.S. Congress passed the Chinese
Exclusion Act. The act barred Chinese immigrants
from the U.S. for 10 years.
1915 - Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run
while playing for the Boston Red Sox.
1937 - The German airship Hindenburg crashed and
burned in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the
97 on board) were killed.
1941 - Joseph Stalin assumed the Soviet premiership.
1941 - Bob Hope gave his first USO show at
California's March Field.
1942 - During World War II, the Japanese seized
control of the Philippines. About 15,000 Americans
and Filipinos on Corregidor surrendered to the
1945 - Axis Sally made her final propaganda
broadcast to Allied troops.
1960 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Civil
Rights Act of 1960.
1962 - The first nuclear warhead was fired from the
1981 - A jury of international architects and
sculptors unanimously selected Maya Ying Lin's entry
for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1994 - The Chunnel officially opened. The tunnel
under the English Channel links England and France.
1994 - Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones
filed suit against U.S. President Clinton. The case
alleged that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
1997 - Army Staff Sgt. Delmar G. Simpson was
sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping six
trainees at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
1997 - Four health-care companies agreed to a
settlement of $600 million to hemophiliacs who had
contracted AIDS from tainted blood between
1999 - A parole board in New York voted to release
Amy Fisher. She had been in jail for 7 years for
shooting her lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in
2001 - Chandra Levy's parents reported her missing
to police in Washington, DC. Levy's body was found
on May 22, 2002 in Rock Creek Park.
Dozens injured, fatalities on both sides in ongoing military op in
RT - There were fatalities among both Kiev loyalists and local militia
members after government troops renewed the crackdown on the defiant
eastern Ukrainian protester stronghold of Slavyansk. Over a dozen of
people have been killed, including some civilians.
Jesus May Have Had a Wife, on Paper at Least
Bloomberg- Was Jesus married? Trust me when I say I have no dog in the
fight. But yesterday, when I read an academic article by a Harvard
Divinity School professor arguing for the authentic antiquity of a
papyrus fragment that includes the phrase "Jesus said, my wife," I was
filled with awe and wonder. How, exactly, could a respected scholar,
Karen King, who holds my university's oldest endowed professorship, be
so confident that the Coptic fragment, first publicized two years ago,
is indeed ancient? Almost everything we know about the nature of
historical evidence points to a forgery. So what in the name of Jesus's
wife is going on here?
NATO’s record 6,000-strong drills kick off in Estonia amid Ukraine
RT - NATO’s three-week 'Spring Storm' drills, involving a
record-breaking number of 6,000 troops, have begun in Estonia. For the
first time, a cyber security team from France is participating in the
New York Times Admits that Russia Is NOT Sending Pro-Russian Fighters
Washington's Blog - Indeed, even the New York Times now admits that the
Russian army is not directly responsible for the anti-government
protests in Ukraine.
$10,000 a head: Radicals put a bounty on UK journalist in Ukraine
RT - Ukrainian radicals have put a bounty out on RT stringer Graham
Phillips, who is currently working in the east of the country. Also a
camera-man working for RT in Odessa has been informed about being on the
US to unleash IRS on Russian banks
Blacklisted News - As the U.S. attempts to punish Russia for its actions
in Ukraine, the Treasury Department plans to start using a new tax law
to make it more expensive for Russian banks to do business in the U.S.
New subs, warships, SAMs, troops to be deployed in Crimea
RT - The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to deploy additional
forces in Crimea as part of beefing up the Black Sea fleet under a $2.5
billion program. The need for new deployment emerged after the formerly
Ukrainian peninsula joined Russia.
US official heading to Europe over Russia sanctions
Press TV - Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
David S. Cohen will visit Germany, France and Britain to examine more
severe sanctions against Russia in talks with European partners, Reuters
Djibouti call: US leases African drone base, alleged CIA jail for 20
RT - The US has signed a deal with Djibouti, a tiny nation in the Horn
of Africa, extending by decades the presence of America’s largest
military base in Eastern Africa. The site serves as a hub for drone
strikes in Yemen and is a suspected CIA secret prison.
132 Nations Want Out of the Cabal Banking System
Nation of Change - Just a few weeks ago, 132 nations decided they’ve had
enough of the ‘secret’ money jig we’ve all been dancing to. One of the
largest coalitions of developing nations in history has urged
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, to provide, “as
soon as possible…alternative options for banking services.”
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Resolution Drafted by The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace
cspoa.org - The following was drafted at a meeting of the
Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA)
on Jan 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada and approved by the members
present.... We encourage all sheriffs, peace officers and those
in public office to sign with us. We also welcome the signatures
of all other U.S. citizens. Follow the step by step instructions
add your name to the resolution.
Nevada Democrat Calls on Officials to Oust Cliven Bundy Militia
KGWN.tv - A Nevada congressman is calling on elected officials
in the state to rid a town in his district of militia members
who have rallied around rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle with
federal land managers.
Not Just Bundy: Feds Monitor This Rancher’s Every Move With
Off the Grid News - “They have completely ignored what this
country was based on and that’s private property and human
rights — being an American,” Rancher John Ladd said of the
Border Patrol in a disturbing new ACLU video. Among other
things, Ladd accuses the Border Patrol of making it impossible
to operate the Bisbee, Arizona ranch that’s been in his family
for six generations.
Patriot Group Protests Cinco de Mayo Ban on American Flag
Paul Joseph Watson -A protest against a California school
district’s decision to ban the wearing of American flag t-shirts
on Cinco de Mayo has begun this morning, with demonstrators
displaying large flags and banners outside Live Oak High School
in Morgan Hill.
Obama Supporters: Not Liking Mexican Food is Racist
Paul Joseph Watson - A new video by media analyst Mark Dice
shows Obama supporters in San Diego expressing their view that
it’s racist to not like Mexican food.
Trey Gowdy Named Head of Benghazi Special Committee
The Blaze - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Monday
that he has appointed Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) to head a select
committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
VIDEO: Rand Paul starts new drone war
The Hill - Sen. Rand Paul has warned Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that he will place a hold on one of
President Obama’s appellate court nominees because of his role
in crafting the legal basis for Obama’s drone policy.
Surprised? Jim Fetzer says all NSA intel goes directly to Israel
sott.net - The US National Security Agency (NSA) directly sends
all of the intelligence that it gathers to the Israeli regime, a
political analyst tells Press TV. "We now know that all of the
NSA's spying is going directly to Israel," James H. Fetzer, a
professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, said in a
$350k govt drone mistakenly sent to Mass. college student
RT - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seems
to have accidentally mailed parts of a $350,000 drone to a
Massachusetts college student, according to evidence posted
online by its lucky recipient which was verified on Monday.
First U.S. Smart Gun Sale Will Trigger Ban on Traditional Gun
Sales in NJ
Activist Post - For many gun rights advocates, May Day was a
close call for one aspect of gun control. That’s the day that
“smart guns” nearly went on the market – which would have
triggered a 2002 law in New Jersey requiring that ALL statewide
gun sales be ‘smart guns’ within three years of the first date
of sale anywhere in the United States.
FL Teacher Banned Bible from 'Free Reading' Time in Classroom
Breitbart - Officials at Broward County Public Schools banned a
fifth grader from reading the Bible during “free reading” time,
according to lawyers from the Liberty Institute who are
threatening to sue the school for violating the First Amendment.
Suspected shooter at Dayton VA medical complex arrested four
RT - A suspected gunman is in custody on Monday after police say
he opened fire and injured one man at a Department of Veterans
Affairs medical complex in Dayton, Ohio. The gunman, 59-year-old
Neil Moore, is a retired employee of the VA hospital.
Another Dead Banker: Andrew Jarzyk Found Dead In Hudson River
Ace News - Authorities say a body found in the Hudson River
earlier this week has been identified as that of a banker who
disappeared while jogging in Hoboken. But they have not
determined a cause of death for 27-year-old Andrew Jarzyk, a
Hoboken resident who went missing on March 30.
New Report Documents Chemical Disasters and Environmental
Injustice in the U.S.
EcoWatch - Americans who face the greatest threat from potential
toxic chemical disasters are predominantly from low income and
minority communities, a new report released by the Environmental
Justice and Health Alliance asserts.
Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma
livescience.com - Mile for mile, there are almost as many
earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This
major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake
warning today (May 5) from the U.S. Geological Survey and the
Oklahoma Geological Survey.
Children inundated with 'constant doomsday talk about climate
change' warn psychiatrists
(NaturalNews) Child psychiatrists and other mental health
experts say they are seeing an increase in anxiety among today's
youth over the constant doom-and-gloom atmosphere they are
presented regarding so-called global warming/climate change.
Satellite data proves Earth has not been warming the past 18
years - it's stable
(NaturalNews) Planetary temperatures have remained largely
stable throughout the past several decades, according to new
data released by the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) satellite.
Is Vampire Therapy the cure for aging?
Natural News Buzz - New scientific evidence espousing what has
been called "Vampire Therapy" shows that the secret to
immortality could be found in youthful blood.... "But there's a
spooky factor in all of this, of course," Mike [Adams]
continued. "[What if wealthy people started paying for or
kidnapping young people to take their blood to put it into their
own bodies as an anti-aging protocol?"
Homeland Security Dept. Cancels BioWatch Technology after
Spending $1 Billion on Program
AllGov - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has decided
to pull the plug on the much-heralded, but very expensive and
unsuccessful, Generation 3 BioWatch technology.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Grow Fruit Trees Almost Anywhere
Off the Grid News - With the new varieties of compact fruit
trees, you don’t even need a lot of space to grow fruit trees.
You can have them on your patio or even on the balcony of
How To Get Well Water Without Electricity
Off the Grid News - Considering that most disasters can cause
serious disruptions in the water supply and the importance of
water for survival, putting in a well is a great idea. Of all
the possible sources for water, having a well on your own
property is the most secure source you can have.
VIDEO: Cancer is a temporary imbalance. Interview
with cancer healing expert Bill Henderson
Chris Wark - Check out this super awesome interview
with my friend Bill Henderson, independent
researcher, cancer healing expert and author of
Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic
Healing. Bill and I got a chance to sit down and
talk at the Cure to Cancer Conference in beautiful
sunny San Diego last week. [Your Guide to Gentle,
Non-toxic Healing is available at
Honey: A Powerful Anti-Cancer Agent
Green Med Info - Honey is a superlative healing
food. We know it has over 69 health benefits, as
confirmed by the biomedical literature itself. But
did you know it could be of profound benefit in
diseases as life threatening and seemingly incurable
Unique benefits and uses of essential oils
STEPin2 - Health practitioners and experts swear by
these oils in treating acne, respiratory problems,
and even memory problems. Let’s take a look at the
unique benefits and uses of popular essential
6 Body Parts Doctors Think Are Useless: How Little
Do They Know
preventdisease.com - The human body is perfect,
period. Any advice coming from any person who
attempts to convince you that a part of your body is
unnecessary, useless or needs to be removed, has no
place in any health profession, let alone the
medical field. Here are 6 examples of body parts
which doctors think are useless, but really are not.
FDA Approved: List of Irradiated Foods Grows in
Order to Rid Pathogens
Natural Society - Irradiated food was previously
considered necessary only on very rare occasions,
and was originally permitted for only a few foods.
With this new rule, not only will meats, poultry,
fruits, vegetables, spices, and lettuces be
radiated, but now also crab, shrimp, lobster,
crayfish, and prawns.
How astragalus benefits people with cancer and low
(NaturalNews) Similar to Echinacea, astragalus
boosts immunity by increasing the levels of certain
types of immune cells that fight pathogenic
invaders. These include macrophages and natural
killer cells; the former goes around "consuming"
microbial enemies, while the latter attacks and
destroys viruses and cancer cells.
Coke, Pepsi to remove controversial additive after
thousands sign petition
RT - PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have been forced to drop
a controversial chemical from all their drinks,
thanks to a petition by a Mississippi teen and an
overall worldwide rise in people’s awareness of what
goes into their food.
Eating organic foods reduces pesticide exposure by
nearly 90% after just one week
(NaturalNews) Just one week on a diet composed
mostly (but not entirely) of organic foods can
reduce adults' exposure to pesticides by an
astonishing 90 percent, according to a study
conducted by researchers from RMIT University in
Australia and published in the journal Environmental
Research on April 29.
Safeguard Organic Standards: 10 Reasons Consumers
(NaturalNews) The Organic Consumers Association (OCA),
in a series of action alerts over the past month,
has criticized the gradual erosion of organic
standards by vested corporate interests in the
organic products industry.
10 natural remedies to eliminate varicose veins
(NaturalNews) Varicose veins are swollen, raised
veins which could be tender and painful and cause
the legs to feel tired, achy, tight and heavy.
Medical cannabis proves miraculous for
(NaturalNews) If your pet was sick, you would do
anything possible to help it get better, right? Well
the verdict is in, and medical cannabis is the way
- May 5, 2014 - Today In History:
1798 - U.S. Secretary of War William McHenry ordered
that the USS Constitution be made ready for sea. The
frigate was launched on October 21, 1797, but had
never been put to sea.
1814 - The British attacked the American forces at
Ft. Ontario, Oswego, NY.
1834 - The first mainland railway line opened in
1862 - The Battle of Puebla took place. It is
celebrated as Cinco de Mayo Day.
1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified,
abolishing slavery in the U.S.
1891 - Music Hall was dedicated in New York City. It
was later renamed Carnegie Hall.
1892 - The U.S. Congress extended the Geary Chinese
Exclusion Act for 10 more years. The act required
Chinese in the U.S. to be registered or face
1901 - The first Catholic mass for night workers was
held at the Church of St. Andrew in New York City.
1912 - Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda began
1916 - U.S. Marines invaded the Dominican Republic.
1945 - The Netherlands and Denmark were liberated
from Nazi control.
1945 - A Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart
Mountain in Oregon. A pregnant woman and five
children were killed.
1961 - Alan Shepard became the first American in
space when he made a 15 minute suborbital flight.
1987 - The U.S. congressional Iran-Contra hearings
2010 - Preliminary plans for a mosque and cultural
center near ground zero in New York were unveiled,
setting off a national debate over whether the
project was disrespectful to 9/11 victims and
whether opposition to it exposed anti-Muslim biases.
Avoiding facts? MSM uncertain who is behind deadly Odessa blaze
RT - Despite clear evidence that the pro-Kiev radicals set Odessa’s
House of Trade Unions ablaze on Friday killing dozens, the mainstream
media is being ambiguous about the causes of the tragedy.
Odessa police release 67 anti-govt activists after crowd surrounds
RT - Sixty-seven anti-government activists detained by police in the
south Ukrainian city of Odessa have been released after a crowd of
locals blocked the Interior Ministry building. Those released reportedly
included survivors from the deadly May-2 fire.
CIA, FBI agents 'advising Ukraine government': report
(AFP) - Dozens of specialists from the US Central Intelligence Agency
and Federal Bureau of Investigation are advising the Ukrainian
government, a German newspaper reported Sunday.
Obama, Merkel threaten broad sanctions in case Ukraine elections are
RT - United States President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela
Merkel said Friday that the US and European Union are ready to impose
broad sectoral sanctions on Russia if upcoming presidential elections in
Ukraine are disrupted.
S. Arabia Relocating Takfiri Fighters from Syria to Ukraine
(FNA) - Saudi Arabia has sent a large number of Takfiri fighters in
Syria to Ukraine to fight the pro-Russian protesters in the European
Ukraine can’t guarantee full transit of gas to Europe, warns Russian
RT - Russia’s energy minister has warned that the situation concerning
the injection of natural gas into Ukraine’s underground gas storage
facilities is very critical, and Kiev, along with the EU, must take
measures to ensure uninterrupted supply to Europe.
Philippines to give US forces access to up to five military bases
StratRisks - Up to five Philippine military bases will be made available
for U.S. forces to rotate aircraft, ships, equipment and troops,
Manila’s chief negotiator of a new security pact said on Friday, as the
Philippines looks to counter China’s rising power in the region.
John Kerry says Africa has “Natural Resources”, Therefore the US is a
Global Research - The report said that “U.S. Secretary of State John
Kerry highlighted crises in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and the
Central African Republic and urged Africans to demand stability and
Over 2,100 dead in Afghan landslide
RT - Officials in Afghanistan say they have given up hope of finding any
more survivors after 2,100 people were killed following a landslide in
the northeast of the country. More than 4,000 are homeless and all
efforts are being made to help them.
Voice Recording From Missing Flight MH370 Was Edited
Zero Hedge - Analysts who listened to the recordings for NBC News did
not know why they were edited, but discovered at least four clear breaks
in the audio that indicated edits.
Provocation gone wrong: Murky forces instigating Odessa violence?
RT - Video footage filmed during the bloody events in Odessa that
claimed dozens of lives on Friday shows a more complicated picture, with
provocateurs instigating the violence.
Kiev troops killed, dozens injured on both sides as military op
RT - Reports of gun battles are coming from eastern Ukraine again, where
local militias are holding several cities against a force of Kiev
loyalists. There are deaths among Ukraine troops, Interior Minister
Iran, China call for expansion of defense ties
Press TV - The Iranian and Chinese defense ministers have underscored
the need for the further enhancement of Tehran-Beijing ties in different
areas, particularly in the defense sector.
UN mulls using unarmed drones to monitor conflict in CAR
Press TV - UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve
Ladsous announced on Saturday that the UN was mulling possible
deployment of unmanned aircraft systems to observe what is actually
taking place on the ground in the restive African country.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Carney’s Response to Benghazi Emails is Criminal
Judicial Watch - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney assumed
the latter this week, claiming that new Benghazi documents
linking the White House to the cover-up were not actually about
Benghazi at all – “it was explicitly not about Benghazi”, Carney
said, going so far as to suggest that discussing the cover-up
makes for a “conspiracy theory”.
Bunkerville residents sound off about BLM, police, media
(FOX5) - An emotional crowd gathered for a town hall meeting on
Thursday evening in Bunkerville. Residents and council members
praised militia members gathered there in support of embattled
rancher Cliven Bundy, but had nothing but vitriol for the Bureau
of Land Management (BLM), Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie
and the local and national media.
YouTube: Ron Paul: Liberty Defined
Sponsored by The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies and
The Independent Institute.... At this special event, former,
twelve-term Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul will
take a candid look at America's increasingly dysfunctional
political system. [Ron Paul speaks at the 9:40 minute mark.]
Horror: Why Did This Cop Fire 4 Shots At A Teen Girl, Killing
Daily Caller - Family and friends of 19-year-old Samantha Ramsey
are overcome with grief — and demanding answers — after a cop
fired four shots into a car the teen was driving. Ramsey was
struck by one of the bullets and died on scene.
of Glenn Miller...superspy! Did the legendary band leader really
die in a plane crash? Not if you believe the latest Nazi
Daily Mail - The official version of Miller's death goes as
follows: he disappeared over the English Channel in December
1944 while en route to France in a small plane.
Fed’s 260K Acre Land Grab At Vail Lake
Ben Swann - Johnson owns approximately 11,000 acres of land in
Riverside County in Temecula, California. His property includes
Vail Lake which spans about 1,000 acres. Three million acres of
wilderness surround the property. The BLM manages land on the
northern and southern sides of this massive property, and both
the BLM and the MSHCP have been claiming “habitat conservation
protection” rights on about 260,000 acres of land to
aggressively restrict what Johnson and other land owners do with
Campus Activists Shut Down Condoleezza Rice Speech At Rutgers
Activist Post - Condoleezza Rice was slated to earn $35,000 for
delivering a commencement speech at Rutgers University on May
18th as well as receive an honorary law degree until sustained
protests forced her to withdraw (final video below). She was
also forced to withdraw from another recent invitation at the
University of Minnesota.
USDA Calls Police to Arrest Organic Activists in San Antonio
Natural Society - One of the activists in attendance was Alexis
Baden Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association. She was
arrested after leading a determined protest against the latest
Big Ag antics: the imminent watering down of organic standards
by the USDA.
The Number Of Working Age Americans Without A Job Has Risen By
27 MILLION Since 2000
Economic Collapse - Did you know that there are nearly 102
million working age Americans that do not have a job right now?
And 20 percent of all families in the United States do not have
a single member that is employed.
These Are The 15 US Companies With The Most Offshore Profits
Zero Hedge - 15 US companies that have the bulk of accumulated
offshore profits, amounting to roughly $1 trillion in cash,
which is never subjet to US taxation, and which financial
engineers try to generate the highest shareholder returns on.
Department of Defense to study bitcoin as possible terrorist
Fox News - The Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office is
spearheading a program that will help the military understand
how modern technologies could pose threats to national security,
including bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the
International Business Times reported.
Jobs Report: Unemployment Down, But 800,000 Leave Workforce
Minority Report - When the whole of the workforce continues to
shrink at the rate it is, the unemployment rate ceases to have
meaning. For example, the total unemployment rate, U6 is still
shown around 12%, but if the labor participation rate was
similar to what it was in 2008, the U6 total unemployment rate
would be between 18% and 20%.
Convicted of murder, soldier blames anti-smoking drug
McClatchy - While his homicidal claim is rare _ MacDonald may be
the first, and so far only, murder defendant to go all the way
to trial with a Chantix defense _ questions about the drug’s
safety are not. Others have blamed the prescription pill for
suicides, suicidal thoughts or other psychiatric problems.
Colorado: VA treatment records falsified, probe finds
USA Today - Clerks at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic
in Fort Collins were instructed last year how to falsify
appointment records so it appeared the small staff of doctors
was seeing patients within the agency's goal of 14 days,
according to the investigation… More recently, a retired doctor,
Sam Foote, alleged that 40 other veterans died because of
treatment delays at a VA hospital in Phoenix.
Pipe Explosion at Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant Site
NBC News - Hanford union workers tell NBC Right Now there was an
explosion at the plutonium finishing plant cleanup site weeks
ago, but the event wasn't shared with the public.... "Having a
pipe explode at probably the most contaminated facility in the
United States. This is one of the most hazardous buildings in
the U.S." said the Union representative.
Geophysicists link fracking boom to increase in earthquakes
McClatchy - The swarm of earthquakes went on for months in North
Central Texas, rattling homes, with reports of broken water
pipes and cracked walls and locals blaming the shudders on the
fracking boom that’s led to skyrocketing oil and gas production
around the nation.
This company wants to make your DNA untraceable
The Verge - BioGenFutures, a new company-cum-art-project
launched by information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, hopes to
bring DNA surveillance back to the fore. The company just
announced a product it calls "Invisible," which endeavors to
make it harder for authorities to trace left-behind DNA evidence
back to people.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
Michigan Takes Away the “Right to Farm” from Folks in the
The Daily Sheeple - The “right to farm” in that state no longer
exists for those who live on any property where there are 13
homes within one eighth mile or a residence within 250 feet of
the property. This means that the folks who have a couple of
goats, chickens, beehives, or rabbits living harmoniously in
their suburban backyards are at the mercy of their local
governments and their neighbors.
Momentum builds in Congress to end raw milk prohibition
(NaturalNews) Buying and selling raw dairy products across state
lines has been outlawed in the U.S. since the late 1980s, when
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that
Americans were no longer free to make their own food decisions
without government approval.
The MERS virus: been down this road before?
Jon Rappoport - We are told the first MERS virus
case has now arrived in the US. The CDC and the
World Health Organization have a new potential
pandemic to hype. As I’ve documented in past
articles, we’ve been down this road before. Swine
Flu, West Nile, Bird Flu, SARS. All duds. All hyped
to the sky…and then the case numbers are miniscule.
‘Heroin in a capsule’? Lawmakers Step Up Fight
Against FDA-approved Painkiller Zohydro
Fox News - State and federal lawmakers are working
in tandem to get the controversial painkiller
Zohydro ER permanently shelved, even as the head of
the Food and Drug Administration defends the
agency’s decision to approve the powerful opiate
some critics call “heroin in a capsule.”
1 in 13 children taking psychiatric medication in US
Blacklisted News - A new government survey has found
that approximately 1 out of every 13 children is
taking at least one medication for emotional or
behavioral problems, HealthDay News reported.
Conventional 'yogurt' is junk food disquised as
(NaturalNews) Tests done by the Cornucopia
Institute, an organic watchdog group that promotes
family-scale farming, showed that many farmstead
organic yogurt products without the "Live and Active
Culture" seal actually contain higher amounts of
probiotics than conventional yogurt.
How microbes in the gut influence anxiety,
(NaturalNews) We may not give much thought to the
100 trillion microbes living within our guts, but
new discoveries within psychiatry have found that
these organisms can profoundly affect our moods. In
fact, psychiatrists are now exploring the
possibility of manipulating these microscopic
populations with the goal of treating clinical
depression and anxiety -- all without resorting to
potentially harmful pharmaceutical drugs.
Breakthrough as Cleveland Clinic begins using
Chinese herbal medicine
(NaturalNews) One of the leading academic and
research hospitals in the country has just opened
its first Chinese herbal therapy center, a
breakthrough in the mainstream advancement of what
is commonly referred to as "alternative," or
Type 2 diabetes myths and secrets explained: how I
cured diabetes using food, not pharmaceuticals
(NaturalNews) The medical establishment falsely
insists that diabetes is a "disease" which can only
be "managed," not halted or reversed. But that's
false information founded in for-profit medicine,
not real physiological science.
Foods That Can Help Protect and Improve Your
Dr. Mercola - Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
is the most common cause of blindness among the
elderly, followed by cataracts. The pathology of
both of these conditions has been attributed to free
radical damage, and the condition is in many cases
largely preventable through an antioxidant-rich
The Trendy Dog Chew That’s an Extreme Choking Hazard
Dr. Becker - Rawhide chews are processed skin, and
while some types are safer than others, they all
carry a higher choking and intestinal obstruction
risk than other types of recreational chews.
- May 2, 2014 - Today In History:
1776 - France and Spain agreed to donate arms to
American rebels fighting the British.
1808 - The citizens of Madrid rose up against
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.
1890 - The Oklahoma Territory was organized.
1926 - U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua to put down
a revolt and to protect U.S. interests. They did not
depart until 1933.
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
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
1946 - Prisoners revolted at California's Alcatraz
1965 - The "Early Bird" satellite was used to
transmit television pictures across the Atlantic.
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.
1982 - British submarine HMS Conqueror sank
Argentina's only cruiser, the General Belgrano
during the Falkland Islands War. More than 350
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.
1997 - Tony Blair became, at age 44, Britain's
youngest prime minister in 185 years.
NATO’s second-in-command says Russia is now an enemy, not a partner
RT - NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow now says that the
allied group has been compelled to treat Russia “as more of an enemy
than a partner,” according to an Associated Press report published
Pentagon says it cannot replace imported Russian rocket engines
RT - The Pentagon cannot find a replacement for the Russian rocket
engines it buys anytime soon, a senior official has revealed. The import
of the engines has for now been banned via a court order lobbied by
SpaceX and based on sanctions against Russia.
Ukrainian Crisis Was Always About Containing Russia
Tony Cartalucci - NATO’s continued existence is hegemonic and its
meddling in Ukraine an act of war against Russia.
IMF Demands Ukraine Risk World War 3 in Return For Bailout Money
Paul Joseph Watson - The IMF has told Kiev that if it doesn’t defend
eastern areas of Ukraine against pro-Russian forces, or in other words
risk going to war with Russia and starting World War 3, that a planned
$17 billion dollar bailout package will have to be “redesigned”.
Van Rompuy: Unelected EU Will Control Europe and Flank Russia
Kurt Nimmo - The unelected president of the European Council, Herman Van
Rompuy, says the globalist union will eventually control every country
on Russia’s western border.
Four hours of confusion: Malaysia releases MH370 report
RT - A preliminary report released by Malaysia’s Transport Ministry
reveals that officials didn’t notice for 17 minutes that the missing
flight had gone off radar and didn’t activate an official rescue
operation until four hours after the disappearance.
TEPCO moving forward with plan to build underground ice wall to contain
toxic water at Fukushima
Activist Post - TEPCO is moving forward with its plan to build a
underground wall of ice to limit toxic water contamination in the
basements of the Fukushima nuclear plant reactor buildings after its
severe wounding in 2011.
Ukrainian troops begin special operation in Slavyansk
RT - The Ukrainian army has begun a special operation against
pro-autonomy activists in the eastern town of Slavyansk. The city is now
blockaded by the Ukrainian military, with 20 helicopters reportedly
deployed to crack down on self-defense forces.
Russia slams Ukraine troops' offensive in Slavyansk
Press TV - The latest military assault by Ukrainian forces in the
eastern city of Slavyansk deals a final blow to the Geneva peace deal
aimed at easing the crisis in the country, a Kremlin spokesperson says.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
FBI Releases Heavily Redacted Sandy Hook Records
The Hartford Courant - The FBI has released about 175 pages of
heavily blacked-out documents from the Sandy Hook Elementary
School massacre investigation. Of the 175 pages released in
response to a Courant Freedom of Information request, 64 were
completely redacted and most of the other 111 pages were heavily
Nevada Congressman seeks probe of armed militia operations at
(Reuters) - A congressman is calling for a probe into the
activities of armed militiamen who are supporting a Nevada
cattleman in a high profile showdown with federal authorities
over grazing rights, citing allegations they set up armed
checkpoints on local roads.
EMS Worker Tells Mom “We’re Agents of the State” During Home
Paul Joseph Watson - After a concerned mother called 911 fearing
her son was choking, an EMS worker proceeded to conduct an
inspection of her house on the premise that she homeschooled,
telling the woman “we’re agents of the state”.
Ben Swann, Why RT Has The State Department So Concerned
Ben Swann - Ben Swann was a guest on the new RT show “In The
Now” Wednesday, where he was asked about claims by the U.S.
State Department that RT is a propaganda channel.
Justice Dept. Launches Covert Sanctions Against Gun Owners
Kit Daniels - The U.S. Department of Justice is currently
attacking the Second Amendment by fiat while constantly denying
its abuses despite clear evidence to the contrary.
Dash Cam Footage Shows Nevada Deputy Extorting $50,000 from
Storyleak - Newly released dash cam footage shows the tactics
used by one Nevada sheriff’s deputy to extort large amounts of
cash from innocent motorists.
America’s nuclear arsenal still runs off of 8-inch floppy discs
geek.com - People from all over the political spectrum are up in
arms this week, following a 60 Minutes report on the state of
the US nuclear arsenal. Particularly, the segment exposes the
old and seemingly outdated technology that controls and
underlies these most powerful of weapons.
Is this even America? University blocks students from handing
out U.S. Constitution
(NaturalNews) A pair of students at the uber-liberal University
of Hawaii is suing the institution for violations of their First
Amendment rights after administrators there barred them from
distributing copies of the Constitution, a demonstration of just
how little they know about and appreciate the nation's founding
VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Popular Vote Would Kiss Away State
Liberty Crier - There’s a growing effort to get rid of the
Electoral College in favor of the popular vote for president.
Supporters are more than halfway to their goal. However, is it
Criminal Charges Against Banks Risk Sparking Crisis
Bloomberg - As U.S. Justice Department prosecutors angle to
bring the first criminal charges against global banks since the
financial crisis, they’ll have to stare down warnings of
uncontainable collateral damage.
HSBC Demands to Know How Customers Spend Their Money
Paul Joseph Watson - An HSBC customer who wrote to economist
Martin Armstrong related how the bank, which itself was culpable
of acting as a conduit for “drug kingpins and rogue nations” in
2012, is now interrogating its account holders on how they earn
and spend their money.
Do-Nothing Congress Works On Loopholes For GE, Apple, And Other
Blacklisted News - On Tuesday, the House Ways and Means
Committee sent a package of bills to the House floor that would
cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars over the
next ten years by making permanent tax provisions multinational
corporations use to avoid paying U.S. taxes.
U.S. State Department Propaganda Office Active on, “Blogs to
Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+,
Instagram, and Others”
Ars Technica - Buried in an intelligence report published
Wednesday, the government said that the Center for Strategic
Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC), established in 2011,
last year produced more than 10,000 online postings globally,
some of which included one of 138 government-produced videos.
Mung Bean Sprouts can Drastically Reduce Cancerous Tumors
Natural Society - Sprouts have been heralded for their
incredible nutrition and medicinal benefits. Mung bean sprouts
are just one sprout that can inhibit cancer cell growth.
Stress Can Be Contagious, Researchers Find
CBS News - If you’re calm and collected but the guy or gal in
the cubicle next door sweats about deadlines all day, watch out.
That stress can be contagious.
Petition: Tell ABC Bakers to Make GMO-Free Girl Scout Cookies!
Natural Society - Alicia is a 7 year old girl scout who has
started a Change.org petition to rid girl scout cookies of
dangerous GMO ingredients - let us support her!
The Higher Your Vitamin D Levels, The Better Your Chance To Both
Prevent and Survive Cancer
preventdisease.com - The active form of vitamin D essentially
shuts down cancer cells by several mechanisms which inhibit
proteins involved in metastases.
Elimination diets gaining popularity as food supply increasingly
(NaturalNews) Food sensitivities and allergies are becoming so
prominent in the Western world today that even the mainstream
media is now paying attention. A recent piece in The Wall Street
Journal (WSJ) draws attention to the growing popularity of
elimination diets, or diets that involve removing entire food
groups for extended periods of time, as an effective way to
address chronic health problems for which conventional medicine
has no answers.
Canola is the new margarine - throw it all out
(NaturalNews) America loves their canola! Who would really eat
it if they knew that it was made with hexane vapor -- a gasoline
constituent? Even organic canola that's "expeller-pressed" comes
from something we're not even supposed to eat in the first place
-- rapeseed. Canola is not a plant, or at least not until some
mad scientists got a hold of rapeseed and altered it.
The surprising health benefits of potatoes
(NaturalNews) Regular white potatoes are one of the most
controversial vegetables from a health perspective. Like many
nightshade vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants and peppers,
potatoes are often associated with adverse reactions and can be
difficult to find in high-quality form.
New study says seven portions of fruits and vegetables daily may
reduce risk of dying
(NaturalNews) The eating habits of over 65,000 people were
tracked for 12 years and compared to people who ate less than
one portion of fruits and vegetables daily; those eating seven
portions were shown to have a 25 percent lower risk of death
from cancer and a 31 percent lower risk of death from
Pharmacist Suzy Cohen reveals secrets for preventing diabetes
(NaturalNews) Suzy Cohen, who is best known as "America's Most
Trusted Pharmacist," is scheduled to speak at the Reversing
Diabetes World Summit, a free online health conference that
begins May 5.
Yet Another Study Says ‘BPA Is Everywhere and It’s Linked to
Melissa Melton - A University of Illinois at Chicago study just
published in the journal Endocrinology has determined that even
a low level of exposure to the plastic component bisphenol A, or
BPA, during development contributes to an increased risk of
developing prostate cancer later in life.
The natural illness remedy: sleep
(NaturalNews) You can take the medication and you can eat the
right foods, but many people believe that the best way to get
over being sick is by sleeping and being well-rested. Now,
recent research published in the journal SLEEP backs this
commonly held belief; the best natural remedy for a speedy
recovery from an illness is to get as much sleep as possible!
A New Type of Dog Training That Doesn't Use Clickers or Treats
Dr. Becker - A new type of dog training is receiving a lot of
attention lately. It's called the "do as I do" approach, and
rather than using reward-punishment or a clicker as training
aids, it calls on the canine ability to imitate human actions.
- May 1, 2014 - Today In History:
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
1867 - Reconstruction in the South began with black
1877 - U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes withdrew
all Federal troops from the South, ending
1883 - William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) had his first
Wild West Show.
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
1915 - A German submarine sank the U.S. ship
1927 - Adolf Hitler held his first Nazi meeting in
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 - Admiral Karl Doenitz succeeded Hitler as
leader of the Third Reich. This was one day after
Hitler committed suicide.
1960 - Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot
down over the Soviet Union. Powers was taken
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.
1986 - The Tass News Agency reported the Chernobyl
nuclear power plant accident.
1992 - On the third day of the Los Angeles riots
resulting from the Rodney King beating trial. King
appeared in public to appeal for calm, he asked,
"Can we all get along?"
1999 - On Mount Everest, a group of U.S. mountain
climbers discovered the body of George Mallory.
Mallory had died in June of 1924 while trying to
become the first person to reach the summit of
Everest. At the time of the discovery it was unclear
whether or not Mallory had actually reached the
2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama announced that
U.S. soldiers had killed Osama bin Laden in
MF gives green light for $17 bn Ukraine aid package
RT - The International Monetary Fund has approved a two-year $17.1
billion loan package for Ukraine. The immediate disbursement of $3.2
billion will allow Ukraine to avoid a potential debt default.
EU states strike lucrative military contracts with China overriding
embargo - report
RT - Europe is powering the military rise of China, approving
multi-million dollar deals for the transfer of weapons and dual-use
technology – despite an arms embargo stemming from the 1989 Tiananmen
Square crackdown, AFP reveals.
turns to Russia to help supply arms to Afghan forces
StratRisks - India has signed an agreement under which it will pay
Russia to supply arms and equipment to the Afghan military as foreign
combat troops prepare to leave the country, in a move that risks
Man Arrested For Criticizing Islam
Paul Joseph Watson - Political party leader Paul Weston was arrested by
police and faces up to two years in jail for criticizing the religion of
Islam during a public speech in the United Kingdom.
‘Devastating’ implications of drug-resistant superbugs now a reality –
RT - Deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs are a ‘serious threat’ to
world health and no longer merely a prediction for the future, according
to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). Previously
treatable illnesses can now once again kill.
Mission uncertain: Canadian planes leave for Eastern Europe to assist
RT - Six CF-18s and hundreds of Canadian Forces personnel left for
Romania to help NATO forces in Eastern Europe amid uncertainty over the
scope of the mission. It is the biggest deployment of military aircraft
to Romania from another NATO member since the Ukraine crisis broke out.
Risk of nuclear accidents is rising, says report on near-misses
The Guardian - A report recounting a litany of near-misses in which
nuclear weapons came close to being launched by mistake concludes that
the risk of potentially catastrophic accidents is higher than previously
thought and appears to be rising.
Global Acceptance of GM Crops in Decline – New FOE Report
Sustainable Pulse - The report ‘Who Benefits from GM Crops?‘ reveals
that in Europe, production of Monsanto’s GM maize, the only GM crop
permitted in Europe, dropped in Portugal, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Over 90% of the European Union’s GM crop production is based in just one
country, Spain . Globally GM crops are grown predominantly in USA,
Brazil, Argentina and India.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Utah Congressman Makes Push To Disarm BLM, IRS
Ben Swann - Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has called to cut
funding for excessive “paramilitary units” used by agencies such
as the Bureau of Land Management in the wake of the standoff
between Cliven Bundy and the BLM.
Homeland Security Dept. Moves Beyond Terrorism to Check for
Pickpockets and Movie Pirating
AllGov - These days the Department of Homeland Security is
tackling a whole lot more than terrorist plots. Agents are
investigating movie piracy, counterfeit merchandise, and
small-time pickpockets. They’re even spending time at schools
and senior centers telling kids and the elderly to beware of
crooks and perverts on the Internet.
Price of fixing, upgrading Obamacare website rises to $121
Washington Times - Fixing the Obamacare website to get it ready
to handle a second round of enrollments will cost the federal
government $121 million, according to Accenture, the contractor
hired to repair the glitchy website after the original
contractor, CGI Federal, was fired in January.
16 Signs That You’re a Slave to the Matrix
Waking Times - Not meant to be overtly critical of anyone’s
lifestyle choices or personal situation, the following 16 signs
that you’re a slave to the matrix are meant purely as an
observational approach to helping you identify the areas of your
life where you may be missing an opportunity to liberate
yourself from someone else’s self-destructive design for your
Shock Video: Long Beach Cops Execute Unarmed, Fleeing Suspect,
Claim They Felt Threatened
Adan Salazar - Long Beach police worked in tandem with the Los
Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to execute a fleeing suspect
Sunday, later releasing a statement that has been contradicted
by eyewitness footage of the events.
Cop Beats Up Young Man with Down Syndrome for Packing…a
The Daily Sheeple - Gilberto Powell says the police were
following him in their cruiser as he was walking home. The
police report says the officers decided to stop Gilberto after
they noticed a “bulge” in Gilberto’s pants.
Train Derails In Lynchburg, Massive Fire Erupts, "Flames Stories
Zero Hedge - In what can only be explained as a massive oil
pipeline derailment, because trains are obviously so much safer
when transporting flammable commodities, moments ago another
train derailed in Lynchburg, Virginia with numerous railcars
falling in the river, and a massive fire erupting with flames
that are "storeys high" according to ABC13.
Military Purge Continues As Another General Is Ousted From
The Daily Sheeple - The head of the Defense Intelligence Agency
is being pushed out of the job after a series of clashes over
his leadership at an agency that is under pressure to shift
focus following more than a decade of war, current and former
U.S. officials said.
Oath Keepers Debrief On Bundy Ranch: What Happened And How
Oath Keepers - Here is more info from Stewart Rhodes and company
on the rift between the alleged “leaders” of the militia down at
the Bundy Ranch. This debriefing focuses on just a few men who
would sabotage Oath Keepers’ mission at the Bundy Ranch. It
explains some sequences and some activities which you’ve not
heard about before. Related Video:
Oath Keepers Debrief On Bundy Ranch
Bostonians to Protest Surveillance and Militarized Police During
Urban Shield SWAT Drills
Activist Post - One year after the police lockdown of Watertown
following the Marathon bombing, Bostonians who live and work in
neighborhoods and communities facing SWAT raids and surveillance
will testify at a “speak out” against police militarization on
the weekend of the Urban Shield SWAT training in Boston.
Missouri Senate votes to nullify federal gun laws and
Tenth Amendment Center April 30, 2014 – By a vote of 23-8 today,
the Missouri state Senate passed an “emergency” bill that seeks
to nullify virtually every federal gun control measure on the
books, “whether past, present or future.”
Can Police Search Your Cell Phone Without A Warrant? The Supreme
Court Is About To Decide
Zero Hedge - Two very important cases related to the 4th
Amendment protection of cellphone data went before the Supreme
Court yesterday. At issue here is whether or not police can
search someone’s cellphone upon arrest.
Obama-Biden Vacation Tab Reaches $40 Million — $2.9 Million
Alone for Two Obama 2014 Golf Outings
Washington Examiner - he travel costs for vacations taken by the
first family and the Bidens have reached over $40 million with
the Air Force's revelation that two golf outings by President
Obama this year cost $2.9 million, according to the taxpayer
watchdog group Judicial Watch.
U.S. Military Veteran’s Violent Arrest Triggers PTSD, DOJ
Refuses to Allow Her Case to Be Resolved in Veterans Treatment
Ben Swann - A U.S. military combat veteran, Emily Yates, was
attending a ‘No war with Syria’ rally in Philadelphia when she
was violently arrested by Federal Parks Services rangers for
simply asking why she was being told to move.
Obama administration sides with chemical company against cancer
victims to avoid liability for sick Marines
(NaturalNews) When Lee Ann Smith's son was 11, she was informed
about something no parent ever wants to hear: that he had
cancer. Three years later, she steeled herself for yet another
diagnosis: Her younger son had developed a large bone tumor in
Deja Vu All Over Again: Fannie, Freddie Would Need Another
$190 Billion Bailout When Things Go South
Zero Hedge - The two mortgage-finance giants, which have already
taken $187.5 billion in taxpayer aid since 2008, would need more
funds to stay afloat if home prices plummeted in a severe
downturn, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said in a report
BP pipeline sprays ‘oily mist’ over 33 acres of Alaskan tundra
RT - Alaska state officials confirmed Wednesday that an oily
mist sprung from a compromised oil pipeline and sprayed into the
wind without stopping for at least two hours, covering 33 acres
of the frozen snow field in the oil well's vicinity.
California Senate Committee Passes Bill to Pull Plug on NSA
Activist Post - A bipartisan bill that would create a mechanism
to turn off resources to the NSA passed out of an important
California state Senate committee Tuesday by a 5-0 vote.
Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
VIDEO: Grow Food Not Laws: Lawn Vegetable Farmers Fight The
Law And Win
Liberty Crier - Grow Food Not Laws. In this video Luke Rudkowksi
of WeAreChange speaks with Jason and Jennifer Helvenston,
gardeners who were targeted by the state. Are Americans losing
their right to grow their own food peacefully on private
Freedom of Speech about Health Is Gone in Europe
Alliance for Natural Health - But the battle to protect health
speech goes on both in Europe and America.... Throughout the EU,
the terms “probiotic,” “prebiotic,” “superfood,” and
“antioxidant,” when used in relation to commercial food products
or supplements, are now illegal.
Juice For a Natural Energy Boost
The Daily Sheeple - I constantly struggle with having enough
energy to get everything done. Instead of loading myself up with
coffee all day, I am taking a healthier approach and started
giving my body what it really needs – natural vitamins and
EWG's 2014 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce
EWG - Two-thirds of produce samples in recent government tests
had pesticide residues. Don't want to eat bug-and weed-killers? EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce helps you shop
Is Eating Wheat at the Root of Your Depression?
Green Med Info - How ironic it would be for the most celebrated
food of Western culture -- wheat -- to be at the root of the
global epidemic of depression?
Blueberries: superfood for the heart
(NaturalNews) Not only are blueberries delicious and convenient
to eat, their antioxidant qualities make them the star component
in the diet of anyone who is concerned about their optimal
health. The antioxidants contained within these berries are
known to help cells across the body fight off disease.
Walnuts: the perfect food for our brains
(NaturalNews) Walnuts are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty
acids, particularly the plant-based omega-3 fat, alpha-linolenic
acid. These beneficial fats, which are the same fats that
comprise our brains and nervous systems, give walnuts
considerable brain-boosting properties.
Dr. exposes dietary supplement scam artists fraudulently using
his name to dupe customers
(NaturalNews) If you look around the web, you'll see the face of
Dr. Oz on the sales pages of numerous dietary supplement
products. Commercial emails routinely tout products with the
claim that "Dr. Oz recommends this," even as clicking on a link
often takes you to a dubious website that signs you up for a
deceptive auto-ship program for a counterfeit product.
Six Pets a Day Ill or Die from Jerky Treats from China
Susan Thixton - Over the past six months (since October 2013)
the FDA has received reports of an average of 6 sick or dying
pets a day related to jerky dog treats imported from China. This
means approximately 1200 more pets have become sick or died
linked to jerky treats imported from China in just the last six
months. When will this madness end?