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Friday - November 28, 2014 - Extended Thanksgiving Holiday...

Hoping each and everyone of you had a Happy Thanksgiving with family, friends and loved ones.  We will return Monday Morning Dec. 1, 2014....WE WILL NOT STOP!!!

Thursday - November 27, 2014 - Wishing EVERYONE a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Wednesday - November 26, 2014 - Today in History:

1716 - The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA.
1789 - U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.
1825 - The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, NY.
1832 - Public streetcar service began in New York City.
1940 - The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to live within a walled ghetto.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to begin December 1.
1943 - The HMS Rohna became the first ship to be sunk by a guided missile. The German missile attack led to the death of 1,015 U.S. troops.
1950 - China entered the Korean conflict forcing UN forces to retreat.
1973 - Rose Mary Woods admitted she was responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. She was President Nixon's personal secretary.
1975 - Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was found guilty by a federal jury in Sacramento, CA, for trying to assassinate U.S. President Ford on September 5.
1983 - A Brinks Mat Ltd. vault at London's Heathrow Airport was robbed by gunmen. The men made off with 6,800 gold bars worth nearly $40 million. Only a fraction of the gold has ever been recovered and only two men were convicted in the heist.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan appointed a commission headed by former Sen. John Tower to investigate his National Security Council staff after the Iran-Contra affair.
1988 - The U.S. denied an entry visa to PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, who was seeking permission to travel to NY to address the U.N. General Assembly.
1990 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz at the Kremlin to demand that Iraq withdraw from Kuwait.
2010 - Nineteen-year-old Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested by federal agents during a sting in Portland, Ore., accused of planning to detonate van of explosives during Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
2011 - The Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The Mars rover Curiosity landed on the floor of Gale Crater on August 6, 2012.

World News

Surge in US armored vehicles next to Russian borders
RT - American armored vehicles sent to Poland and the Baltic States for military drills are to remain for the constant training of local troops and rotation of US forces. More fighting vehicles will be “pre-positioned” at US military bases in Germany. The US Department of Defense intends to boost the number of its armored vehicles on the territory of the NATO member states in Eastern Europe.

50 civilians dead in US-led airstrikes against ISIS in Syria says the UN
RT - The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria has killed 865 people since the start of the airstrikes in late September, at least 50 of them civilians, a new report from the UN chief reveals.

U.S. Drone Strike Math – 41 Terrorists Targeted, 1,147 People Killed
Zero Hedge - Attempts to kill 41 men resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1,147 people, as of 24 November." We strongly believe that the reason so many Americans blindly support the widespread use of drones is due to the mistaken belief that they are precise and result in few civilian casualties. It’s important to get some of the facts out to the public in order to have a more informed debate on the matter.

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela decide not to cut oil production
RT - Delegations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Venezuela have met for the first time in such a format for talks in Vienna to discuss rapidly dropping oil prices. The group agreed to monitor prices for a year. he energy ministers have not agreed upon cutting oil production, as such agreements can only be reached during OPEC meetings, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said following the talks held at the Park Hyatt in Vienna on Tuesday. He added that the group also believes the current oil prices are too low, and named a fair price at $100 per barrel.

Man Who Telegraphed Dutch Repatriation Says U.S. Gold Gone
King World News - The man who astonishingly telegraphed the Dutch gold repatriation nearly 30 days ago said today that the U.S. gold hoard, which countries believe is safely stored at the New York Fed, is gone. A portion of his remarkably accurate dispatch on October 23rd is below as well as a link to the entire piece. There is also a written piece from him below about today’s announcement and what the shocking ramifications of this announcement are.

Shocking Events Now Taking Place As Run On Gold Intensifies
King World News - On the heels of the news that the French central bank has now come under enormous pressure to repatriate the French gold held abroad, today the man who predicted just days ago that other countries would follow the Dutch repatriation, said he was shocked at how quickly this situation has unfolded. Below are his comments about the stunning ramifications of what has transpired.

Did The Russians Really Use This Super-Weapon On A US Ship?
King World News - Today one of the legends in the business sent King World News an incredible piece which highlights an astonishing situation in which the Russians are alleged to have used a Super-Weapon against a U.S. warship. Below is the remarkable piece which all KWN readers around the world must read.

It takes 28 civilian lives to kill a single terrorist leader - UK human rights group
RT - Eliminating a specific terrorist leader is a ‘targeted killing’ according to the US. However, Britain’s Reprieve human-rights group calculated that it takes about 28 innocent lives to take out a single terrorist leader, often with multiple drone strikes.

Unidentified jet targets airport in Libya’s Tripoli: witnesses
(Reuters) - At least one unidentified jet carried out an air strike on Monday targeting Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli, but the extent of damage was not clear, witnesses and local television said. Libya is caught up in a conflict between rival political factions, one of which has set up an alternative government after taking over the capital in fighting over the summer.

Pakistan has fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world: report
StratRisks - Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices by 2020, an influential American think tank said in a report.

TEPCO Starts Cementing Tunnels to Solve Fukushima Radioactive Water Issue
Sputnik News - The Fukushima power plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Tuesday announced that it was starting to cement the underground tunnels near the second power generating reactor in order to solve the problem of radioactive water leakage into the ocean through the groundwater.

Ebola news

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone workers dump bodies in Kenema
BBC - Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema have dumped bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims. The workers, who went on strike over the issue, left 15 bodies abandoned at the city's main hospital. One of the bodies was reportedly left by the hospital manager's office and two others by the hospital entrance.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

California Retrospective: In 1915, 'human semaphores' took over traffic control in L.A.
LA Times - A police officer named F.M. Wilson made Los Angeles traffic history 99 years ago. He was hailed as one of the first “human semaphores" who ushered in a new way of directing traffic in downtown Los Angeles at a time when exploding car traffic along with trolleys, buses, pedestrians and the occasional horse were making getting around the city an ordeal.

Did They Want More Violence In Ferguson? 10 ‘Coincidences’ Too Glaring To Ignore
Economic Collapse - Was it a conspiracy or was it incompetence? Those appear to be the only two alternatives that we are left with after the horrific violence that we witnessed in Ferguson on Monday night.

Was Murdered Ferguson Man a Grand Jury Witness?
Paul Joseph Watson - Questions are swirling over the unexplained murder of DeAndre Joshua, found dead in his car on Tuesday morning, with some speculating that the 20-year-old may have been the victim of a retribution killing for testifying in front of the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case.... The New York Daily News reports that Joshua’s family is, “positive his death is tied to the demonstrations over a grand jury’s decision not to indict Michael Brown’s killer.”

NYT stands by decision to publish name of the street where Ferguson cop lives
NY Times - In an article detailing officer Darren Wilson’s little-known marriage in late October to fellow Ferguson, Mo., police officer Barbara Spradling, the New York Times decided to publish the name of the street where the couple owns a home. The New York Times stands by this decision.

Obama Justice Dept. Insists Details of Anti-Iran Campaign are so Secret they won't Say Why It's Secret
AllGov - The Obama administration has asserted that the secretive nature of its demand for throwing out a lawsuit brought against an anti-Iran organization is consistent with previous hush-hush attempts to stymie the judicial system. Officials just can’t say why that’s so.

Hackers Leak US Document Scans With Plans to Supply Weapons to Kiev
Sputnik News - The Ukrainian hacker group CyberBerkut published on Tuesday documents showing, in particular, that the Ukrainian military are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from Washington. According to the hackers, the information was obtained during the visit of US Vice President Joe Biden to Ukraine last week, when they were able to access confidential State Department documents via a mobile device of a US delegation member.

Where is the Money Going? - Goldman Sachs Gets Harsh Words but Open Pockets from Congressional Subcommittees
AllGov - According to the watchdog, Goldman has donated $1.1 million to current subcommittee members since 1989 — $911,000 of which went to Democrats. More than half of that total went to one individual, Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York).

Breaking: Hagel Out, Assad Next
Ron Paul Institute - Washington is abuzz with news that Chuck Hagel is out as President Obama's Secretary of Defense. The Secretary was said to have never meshed with the rest of Obama's foreign policy team, led by National Security Advisor Susan Rice and flanked by US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and others. Differences over how to handle the rapidly-escalating US war in Syria and Iraq are said to be the breaking point.

Documents Released in the Ferguson Case
New York Times - Here are documents and evidence presented to the grand jury in Clayton, Mo., that was deciding whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting of Michael Brown. The documents were released by the St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert P. McCulloch. Note: Some of the documents contain graphic language.

2,200 National Guard Troops To Be Deployed In Ferguson Tonight, Up From 700
Zero Hedge - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence.

VIDEO: Did Obama Order National Guard to Stand Down During Ferguson Riots?
Paul Joseph Watson - Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder made the stunning claim, telling Fox News, “Is the reason that the National Guard was not in there because the Obama Administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out? I cannot imagine any other reason why the governor who mobilized the National Guard would not have them in there to stop this.” His comments followed Ferguson Mayor James Knowles’ complaint that his request for National Guard assistance was repeatedly ignored by Democrat Governor Jay Nixon last night.

Video: Ferguson Rioters Looted Black-Owned Businesses
Paul Joseph Watson - As part of their efforts to obtain “justice” for Michael Brown, rioters responded to last night’s announcement that Officer Darren Wilson would not face charges by looting black-owned businesses. One of the dozen buildings set ablaze by rioters was Juanita’s Fashion R Boutique, which is located at 9844 West Florissant. Video of the incident shows the building completely gutted by fire as a number of individuals stand around laughing.

Economy & Business

How the IRS and Department of Homeland Security are Expanding Undercover Work (IRS Agents Can Even Pose as Clergy)
Michael Krieger - Those guidelines apply only to the law enforcement agencies overseen by the Justice Department. Within the Treasury Department, undercover agents at the I.R.S., for example, appear to have far more latitude than do those at many other agencies. I.R.S. rules say that, with prior approval, “an undercover employee or cooperating private individual may pose as an attorney, physician, clergyman or member of the news media.”

World Headed For Massive Chaos As Next Crisis Set To Unfold
King World News - Today a man who has been involved in the financial markets for 50 years warned King World News that the world is headed for massive chaos as the next global crisis is now set to unfold. John Embry, who is business partners with billionaire Eric Sprott, also issued an ominous warning to investors, “Enjoy Thanksgiving in the United States because after that things may get really unpleasant.”

Senate Report: Scale of Wall Street Holdings Are "Unprecedented in U.S. History"
Wall Street on Parade - Last Thursday, the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Senator Carl Levin, released an alarming 396-page report that details how Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks have quietly, and often stealthily through shell companies, gained ownership of a stunning amount of the nation’s critical industrial commodities like oil, aluminum, copper, natural gas, and even uranium. The report said the scale of these bank holdings “appears to be unprecedented in U.S. history.”

This Is Why You Should NEVER Trust a Bank
Mac Slavo - The recent actions of mega behemoth Wells Fargo show us just why so many people are distrustful of large financial institutions. The bank, which claims it will help you achieve what’s important, has done exactly the opposite in the case of Rosemary Ronstein.

A Tale Of Two Credit Markets: New Auto Loans Highest In 9 Years As New Mortgages Slump Near Record Lows
Zero Hedge - …while US consumers just can't get enough of car loans, they are increasingly giving up on that other, levered purchase: mortgages. … mortgage origination, while rebounding modestly from recent record lows, is still at levels that otherwise would suggest a broad economic recession.

The People's Republic of San Francisco is Now Micro-Managing Employee Schedules of Chain Stores
EPJ - San Francisco’s new law, which its Board of Supervisors passed Tuesday by unanimous vote, will require any “formula retailer” (retail chain) with 20 or more locations worldwide that employs 20 or more people within the city to provide two weeks’ advance notice for any change in a worker’s schedule. An employer that alters working hours without two weeks’ notice - or fails to notify workers two weeks ahead of time that their schedules won’t change - will be required to provide additional “predictability pay.“

Science & Technology

Military-Grade Malware "Regin" Linked to US and British Intelligence Agencies, Targeting Governments, Academics and Telecoms
Global Research - According to security analysts with the Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, which has been tracking the malware known as “Regin” for two years, the technology has two main objectives: intelligence gathering and facilitating other types of attacks. Perhaps most notable, security researchers point out, is that none of the targets are based in either the U.S. or U.K.

Venture Capital is Pouring Money into Minimum Wage Law Defeating Robots
EPJ - Venture capitalists poured $172 million into robotics startups last year, according to an annual survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP—nearly triple the $60 million two years earlier... Some of this funding might have occurred without new higher minimum wages, but for certain many businesses are looking at robots as a way to counter the cost of hiring a high cost minimum wage employee.


Thanksgiving Science: Why Gratitude Is Good for You
Tia Ghose - Thanksgiving may be the only major American holiday focused on giving thanks for all of life's blessings, but gratitude isn't just a good excuse for chowing down on turkey and pumpkin pie; it's also a way to promote good health and well-being, experts say. Dozens of studies have found that gratitude can improve well-being, and can even help people curb depression and anxiety, improve cholesterol, and get better sleep, said Robert Emmons, a psychologist at the University of California...

Emu oil: The Aboriginal healing miracle that should be in every medicine cabinet
(NaturalNews) Used for thousands of years by the Aborigine of Australia, emu oil treats a wide variety of skin issues, from scars to wrinkles and eczema. And yet, if we only utilize the oil topically, a whole spectrum of health benefits is missed. Allergies, inflammation, arthritis, headaches and cardiovascular disease all respond to this unusual oil.

Americans Have More Toxic Flame Retardants in Their Bodies Than Previously Thought... Free Test Can Determine if You’re Sitting on Toxic Furniture
Dr. Mercola - While odorless, flame retardants like polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, are far from innocuous. They were recently identified as one of 17 "high priority" chemical groups that should be avoided to reduce your breast cancer risk, for instance.

Environmental Working Group Releases Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives
Dr. Mercola - When you eat processed foods, you can virtually guarantee that you’re also consuming any number of questionable food additives. More than 10,000 such additives are allowed in food when you factor in those that are added directly to your food as well as those in the packaging (which can migrate to your food).

Why you should enjoy some healthy chocolate this Thanksgiving (recipes included)
(NaturalNews) Mention chocolate to anyone, especially during the holidays, and they are all ears. Nothing seems to bring on such a feeling of mental euphoria than a good dose of chocolate. However, the benefits of chocolate are hit and miss depending on the source, additives, and processing.

Milk Linked to Fractures: 10 Better Foods For Strong Bones
Green Med Info - Milk may be high in calcium but too much calcium can break your bones. If milk doesn't build strong bones, what does? Here are 10 foods proven to be a better choice for reducing your fracture risk and keeping your bones strong.

The Mythology of Mint: A Healing Herb
Natural Society - You may not know much about the healing properties of mint, but the plant and its many varieties have been a go-to of herbalism for centuries.

The Essential Oil That Heals, Cleans And Chases Away Bugs, Too
Off the Grid News - In aromatherapy, orange oil is recognized as having a warm and soothing, but at the same time invigorating, effect. Several medicinal properties are also attributed to it. Many essential oils are made by distillation, but not orange oil. Look for cold-pressed oil, which is certified as organic, especially if you are considering it for therapeutic and culinary uses. Here are some ways to enjoy orange essential oil’s benefits...

Pet News

Power Cable: One of the Most Dangerous Things Your Pet Could Ever Chew
Dr. Becker - Electrical injuries are very dangerous, and when it comes to dogs, are most often seen in youngsters and habitual chewers. As terrifying as it is to think about, if your canine companion should suffer an electric shock injury, would you know what to do?

Tuesday - November 25, 2014 - Today in History:

1715 - Sybilla Thomas Masters became the first American to be granted an English patent for cleaning and curing Indian corn.
1758 - During the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne at what is now known as Pittsburgh.
1783 - During the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated New York. New York was their last military position in the U.S.
1850 - Texas relinquished one-third of its territory in exchange for $10 million from the U.S. to pay its public debts and settle border disputes.
1955 - In the U.S., the Interstate Commerce Commission banned racial segregation on interstate trains and buses.
1957 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a stroke.
1983 - Mediators from Syria and Saudi Arabia announced a cease-fire in the PLO civil war in Tripoli, Lebanon.
1985 - Ronald W. Pelton was arrested on espionage charges. Pelton was a former employee of the National Security Agency. He was later convicted of 'selling secrets' to Soviet agents.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan and Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua. National Security Advisor John Poindexter resigned and Oliver North was fired.
1999 - Six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida.
2002 - President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security.
2003 - The Senate gave final congressional approval to Medicare legislation combining a new prescription drug benefit with measures to control costs before the baby boom generation reaches retirement age.
2003 - Yemen arrested Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, a top al-Qaida member suspected of masterminding the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker off Yemen's coast.
2006 - Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a cease-fire to end a five-month Israeli military offensive

World News

France's Hollande Puts Delivery of First Mistral Warship to Russia on Hold
Sputnik News - Russia and France signed a $1.6 billion deal for two Mistral-class ships in June 2011. The vessels, capable of carrying 16 helicopters, four landing craft, 70 armored vehicles and 450 troops, are expected to join Russia’s Pacific Fleet.

Putin signs ‘anti-offshore’ law
RT - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law the “anti-offshore” bill aimed at curbing capital outflow which is estimated at $2 trillion in recent years. The document amends the Tax Code of the Russian Federation regarding the taxation of income from Russian controlled companies abroad. The new legislation is hoped to bring billions of dollars back to Russia, as in 2014 $200 billion is estimated to have leaked from the Russian economy to tax havens.

Iran nuclear deal enters the danger zone
RT - In the end, a nuclear deal with Iran was aborted in Vienna. Is that a hopeful sign? Or should everyone start praying – and running for cover? The players – Iran and the P5+1 (the five UN permanent members plus Germany) - not only missed the original November 24 deadline; they have now come up with two new deadlines; one on March 1 to reach a hazy “framework agreement”, and the second – in theory – on July 1 for the final deal.

Mapping Recent "Incidents" Between Russia And NATO
Zero Hedge - Having previously shown the dramatic build-up of NATO fighter jets around Russia's border, we thought mapping the rising number of "incidents" - which are worse than during the cold war - between NATO and Russia this year would be useful... It appears Finland and Sweden are the most at risk of a major 'incident'.

‘BRICS system’ – healthy alternative to ‘defunct dollar system’
RT - The BRICS Bank marks a major step to de-dollarization, and a new monetary system. It should replace the western-dominated “predatory casino scheme” that has contributed to world wars and “economic terrorism,” says former World Bank economist Peter Koenig.

Deutsche Bank's Modest Proposal To Central Banks: "Purchase The Gold Held By Private Households"
Zero Hedge - "... the idea of gold purchases has merit because of the possible sellers. Much gold is held in private households, especially in countries like Germany. In some cases these are unwanted remnants of crisis-driven investments five years ago. A program that targeted these holdings would liberate dormant liquidity, some of which might even flow into consumption."

Market manipulation of oil prices backfire on those that start it - Putin
RT - The modern world is interdependent and there is no guarantee that sanctions, a sharp fall in oil prices, or the depreciation of the ruble won’t backfire on those who provoked it, says Russian President Vladimir Putin.

UK approved Israeli arms deals worth £7mn in lead-up to Gaza conflict
RT - The UK government approved £7 million worth of military licenses to Israel during the six months leading up to the recent assault on Gaza, according to campaigners

Ebola news

N.J. police force earned 500-plus hours of overtime guarding empty hospital for Ebola quarantine
Susan K. Lavio - The state paid more than 500 hours of overtime during a three-week period to Human Services police officers who were stationed around the clock at a former psychiatric hospital in Hunterdon County after it was identified as a location to quarantine West African travelers who had contact with Ebola patients, NJ Advance Media has learned.

Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure
BBC - Preparations are under way in Guinea to start unprecedented clinical trials to try to find a cure for Ebola. The medical charity Medicines Sans Frontieres will host the studies in three of its Ebola treatment centres in West Africa from next month. One of the trials involves using blood donated by Ebola survivors to treat sick patients. There are no clinically proven vaccines or treatments for the virus that has killed more than 5,400 people.

The US Is Stockpiling Ebola Survivors' Plasma to Treat Future ...
Wired - Emory University Hospital will begin stockpiling blood plasma from Ebola survivors, treated with a pathogen inactivation system that’s never been used before in the United States, the company that developed the technology announced on Friday.

85 people in North Texas still being monitored for Ebola - Dallas ...
Fox News - A total of 85 people in North Texas are still being monitored for symptoms of Ebola. Most in the group are health care workers – doctors, nurses and lab workers who had contact with either Nina Pham or Amber Vinson, the two nurses who were infected while caring for the first Ebola patient.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

No indictment for Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown
RT - Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted on any charges for shooting and killing unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, a St. Louis grand jury has decided. The grand jury's decision was announced Monday evening by Bob McCulloch, the prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County. He said that "no probable cause exists" to file any charges against Wilson.
* Related: Ferguson reacts to grand jury decision Live Updates

Ferguson chokes under clouds of tear gas as riots, gunshots and looting break out in aftermath of the grand jury decision
Daily Mail - As the news filtered out, violent scenes emerged on the streets of Ferguson, as protesters began throwing rocks and bottles at police in riot gear, and even smashed the windshields of cars. Police in riot gear responded by shooting bean bags and tear gas into the crowds.

From NYC to LA: Protesters flood streets in Ferguson verdict rage
RT - The fallout from the Missouri grand jury’s decision to acquit the officer accused of killing Michael Brown. Demonstrations are taking place in a number of large cities across the country, including outside the White House in Washington, DC.

State Senator: This Is St Louis’ Race War
Breitbart - Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadali said, “I have to tell you that there has been systematic racism, institutionally in state government for decades, including my own state party. So what we are looking at right now is a symptom of racism that has been swept under the rug for decades. and I am so glad now that the truth is out, and I’m very grateful to your network for telling the truth in reporting the truth of what’s going to go down in the coming days.”
* Related: Ferguson Verdict Explodes Media's Lying Racial Narrative

Rand Paul’s ISIS Proposal Allows Boots On The Ground… Say What!?
Robby Soave - The Daily Beast reported earlier today that Sen. Rand Paul has flipflopped on his opposition to "boots on the ground" in the conflict against ISIS. The shock headline, from Olivia Nuzzi: "Rand Paul Declares War on ISIS—And Allows Boots on the Ground." Egads! Has the libertarian-leaning senator finally been unmasked as a secret neocon? n a word, no. But it does seem like Paul's approach to the ISIS conflict has grown less restrained over time...

Hagel Warned Of Rogue ‘New World Order’, Now He’s Fired
Steve Watson - According to an account that Hagel gave, he told Obama: “We are at a time where there is a new world order.” “We don’t control it. You must question everything, every assumption, everything they” — the military and diplomats — “tell you. Any assumption 10 years old is out of date. You need to question our role. You need to question the military. You need to question what are we using the military for.” Hagel is said to have told the President.

VIDEO: Guccifer: Pennsylvania City to be Nuked Next Year
Paul Joseph Watson - Renowned hacker Guccifer, who accessed the private emails of numerous top military, political and intelligence leaders, told the New York Times that a city in Pennsylvania is the target of a nuke attack in 2015. Guccifer also revealed that he is sitting on an archive of hacked emails that have not been publicly released.

Ron Paul praises defeat of USA Freedom Act
RT - Had lawmakers approved the Freedom Act, the NSA would no longer be allowed to collect the phone records of millions of Americans on a regular basis. At the same time, however, passage would have renewed some key elements of the Patriot Act through 2017.

White House Quietly Releases Plans For 3,415 Regulations Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday
Daily Caller - The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administration’s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday — and right before a major holiday.

President’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: A Day for Prayer To ‘The Great Lord and Ruler of Nations’
CNS News - On Oct. 3, 1789 George Washington, the first president of the United States, issued a proclamation to make the fourth Thursday of November as a day for “offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations,” and he also declared that “it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.”

NH Liberty Activists To Feed 1500 People This Thanksgiving
Ben Swann - Shire Sharing, a volunteer-run charity organized by New Hampshire liberty activists throughout the state, completed their annual Thanksgiving basket assembly and delivery of meals this weekend. The organization, founded by Amanda Bouldin in 2011, provides Thanksgiving dinners to needy families. Shire Sharing relies entirely on donations and volunteers to locate families in need, gather food, and assemble and deliver the meals.

Court Rules Violent Raid Against Homeschoolers Unconstitutional
Kurt Nimmo - The Hagans lost custody of their children for months following the raid. The children witnessed the police assault on their parents. The court ruled the police raid was unconstitutional. “The court will not allow [an] exception to sanction warrantless entry into a private residence by pepper spray and Taser. If the officer had a warrant in hand and such force was necessary, that is a different story, but those are not the facts of this case,” the court stated.

Killings by Utah police outpacing gang, drug, child-abuse homicides
The Salt Lake Tribune - In the past five years, more Utahns have been killed by police than by gang members. Or drug dealers. Or from child abuse. And so far this year, deadly force by police has claimed more lives — 13, including a Saturday shooting in South Jordan — than has violence between spouses and dating partners. As the tally of fatal police shootings rises, law enforcement watchdogs say it is time to treat deadly force as a potentially serious public safety problem.

City Of Baltimore To Create Publicly-Accessible Police Brutality Lawsuit Database
Techdirt - There's not much information symmetry when it comes to the public and their public servants. The public is routinely required to turn over all sorts of personal information, but their governments are rarely willing to return the favor. In particular, police departments tend to be very tight-lipped when it comes to details of officer misconduct or abuse.

Economy & Business

Payday lenders use Indian reservations' legal loophole to charge 700% interest
oshua Wrenn needed money to make the January payment for his Jeep Cherokee. The truck driver and aspiring country singer in Madison, North Carolina, got $800 within minutes from a website he found on his phone. When he called to check his balance a few weeks later, he was told he had electronically signed a contract to pay back $3,920 to a company owned by an American Indian tribe.

The Federal Reserve Is At The Heart Of The Debt Enslavement System That Dominates Our Lives
Economic Collapse - If you are forced to build a pyramid, or pay a third of your crops in tribute, or hand over nearly half of your paycheck in taxes, that enriches those in power at your expense. You become a “human resource” that is being exploited to serve the interests of others. Today, some forms of slavery have been outlawed, but one of the most insidious forms is more pervasive than ever. It is called debt, and virtually every major decision of our lives involves more of it.

Report: 109 Sears And Kmart Stores Now Expected To Close By Early 2015
The Consumerist - There’s more cost-cutting planned at Sears Holdings through the end of this year and the beginning of next year. That news shouldn’t surprise anyone, but the total has increased to 39 Sears stores, and 70 Kmart stores, along with one Sears distribution center, one Kmart distribution center, and three Sears repair centers.

Science & Technology

DHS Set to Destroy Governmentwide Network Surveillance Records
Nextgov - The Department of Homeland Security is poised to ditch all records from a controversial network monitoring system called Einstein that are at least three years old, but not for security reasons. DHS reasons the files -- which include data about traffic to government websites, agency network intrusions and general vulnerabilities -- have no research significance. But some security experts say, to the contrary, DHS would be deleting a treasure chest of historical threat data.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

5 striking things we’ve learned about pesticides in California
Center for Investigative Reporting - California keeps detailed data on every commercial pesticide applied across the state. It provides a unique look at how, where and when chemicals are used. The Center for Investigative Reporting obtained more than two decades’ worth of that data from the state – the equivalent of more than 56 million pesticide applications.


Cranberry health benefits and natural remedies - with raw food recipe
(NaturalNews) Cranberries are well known for treating urinary tract infections, but they do much more - from cardiovascular protection to cancer prevention. The phytonutrients in cranberries include phenolic acids, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and triterpenoids and they are high in fiber, vitamin C, and manganese.

What’s On Your Plate?
Green Med Info - Do you know where your turkey came from? Are there better alternatives to the GMO turkeys this Thanksgiving?

Watch Out, These Top Thanksgiving Foods are Surprisingly Full of GMOs
Natural Society - You don’t really want to feed your family food made from crops grown with millions of pounds of glyphosate this holiday season, do you? Of course not. Sadly, two ‘standards’ of the American feast are baked goods from brands like Pepperidge Farm and Pillsbury – two companies whose products are loaded with GMOs and other damaging ingredients. Of course, these aren’t the only brands that Americans unknowingly purchase which are contaminated with GMOs...

GM Food Causes Deadly Bacteria To Grow In Your Gut
Green Med Info - A new study titled, "The Influence of Glyphosate on the Microbiota and Production of Botulinum Neurotoxin During Ruminal Fermentation," confirms a growing suspicion that GM foods tainted with the ubiquitous agrochemical Roundup are causing widespread changes in the microbiome of those who consume them, resulting in bodily changes that are believed to lead to a wide range of lethal diseases.

Seven Ways to Add Fermented Foods to Your Thanksgiving Table
Health Impact News - By adding fermented foods to your table you provide enzymes and probiotics to aid in the digestion of those ubiquitous and comforting Thanksgiving foods. The microorganisms in these foods are wonderful; and the flavors created through fermentation are unparalleled. Layering the meal with these foods, or simply adding one or two, keeps things both easier on the belly and more interesting for those unfamiliar with the practice of home fermentation.

Simple Tree Leaf Kills Bacteria That Leads to Food Poisoning
Natural Society - The American Chemical Society has published a promising report showcasing how the leaves of the carob plant inhibit virulent food-poisoning bacteria.... It turns out that leaves of the carob plant, the substitute often used for chocolate, are a rich source of antibacterial plant compounds that can kill one of the microbes often responsible for causing foodborne illness.

Beet citrus detox smoothie
STEPin2 - Detoxing is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Smoothie recipes that contain naturally detoxifying ingredients are a great way to detox, because they contain everything you need in a delicious drink.

Pet News

Louisiana village bans pit bulls & rottweilers, orders to collect them for disposal by Dec. 1
RT - Pit bull terriers and rottweilers were banned in Moreauville, Louisiana on October 13, as the village ordered all dogs of those breeds gone by December 1, threatening confiscation and "further disposition” of the dog should residents ignore the ban. One young woman in town, O’Hara Owens, is fighting to keep her pit bull, Zeus. Due to severe neck disabilities, Owens is required to wear a halo brace and use a wheelchair. She said Zeus, her "therapy dog,” is a beloved member of the family. "If anything ever happened to him...I probably would just shut down,” she told KALB. Related: Louisiana Village Reverses On Pitbull, Rottweiler Ban After Nationwide Backlash

Monday - November 24, 2014 - Today in History:

1859 - Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published "On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection.
1863 - During the Civil War, the battle for Lookout Mountain began in Tennessee.
1871 - The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S.
1940 - Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.
1944 - During World War II, the first raid against the Japanese capital of Tokyo was made by land-based U.S. bombers.
1963 - Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.
1969 - Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon.
1971 - Hijacker Dan Cooper, known as D.B. Cooper, parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom.
1987 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to scrap short- and medium-range missiles. It was the first superpower treaty to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons.
1993 - The U.S. Congress gave its final approval to the Brady handgun control bill.
1998 - AOL (America Online) announced a deal for their purchase of Netscape for $4.21 billion.

World News

There to stay: US troops keep Poland, Baltic deployment for 2015
RT - A ‘temporary’ deployment of US troops in Poland and the Baltic states has been extended through 2015, a US commander in Europe said. NATO sells its presence as a deterrent to an ‘aggressive Russia’, with Moscow countering that it only escalates tension.

U.S. plans to arm Iraq’s Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars
(Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress. The plan to spend $24.1 million represents a small fraction of the larger, $1.6 billion spending request to Congress focusing on training and arming Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

ISIS hostage John Cantlie ‘accepts fate’ in new propaganda video
RT - Islamic State terrorists have released a new video featuring kidnapped photojournalist John Cantlie, who talks of "accepting his fate" as he criticizes a failed rescue attempt by US forces and Western unwillingness to negotiate. The well-produced video appears, again, as a morality lesson to the West and has Cantlie apparently reading from a script, as he starts: “In this program I will tell you about a failed raid to rescue us and how it feels to be left for dead by your own government.”

Blackmail’: EU trying to force Serbia into Russia sanctions club, says senior MP
RT - The EU’s attempts to coerce Serbia into joining anti-Russian sanctions are nothing but blackmail, says the head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee.

China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip
(Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into military installations, adding to tensions waters also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei.

Dutch bring 120 tonnes of gold back to Amsterdam from New York
DutchNews - The Dutch central bank has secretly brought a large part of the national gold reserves being held in a secure depot in New York back to Amsterdam. In total, 120 tonnes of gold valued at €4bn has been brought back to the Netherlands by ship, Nos television said. The high security reparations for the move took months. The central bank decided to bring some of its gold reserves back to the Netherlands to ensure a better spread, the bank said in a statement.

Ebola news

Ebola blood samples stolen in Guinea; this is how terrorists can easily acquire the bioweapon
(NaturalNews) As the CP reported, officials are attempting to retrieve the potential bioweapon: Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples that were stolen from the taxi during its 265-kilometre (165-mile) trek on winding rural roads from the central Kankan prefecture to a test site in southern Gueckedou.

UN Ebola Response Team Establishing Office in Mali
VOA News - The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) is establishing an office in Mali to help support the West African country’s ongoing efforts to combat and contain the Ebola virus, according to Ari Gaitanis, head of the public information unit at the U.N.... The World Health Organization on Friday released the latest update on the death toll in the Ebola epidemic, which it said has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of November 18.

Patient that tested negative for Ebola released from Jefferson ...
(KTVI) – A nurse who recently arrived back from Liberia helping to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been released from Mercy Hospital in Jefferson County. The nurse had tested negative for the Ebola virus after falling ill earlier this week and checked herself into Mercy Hospital as a precaution.... Officials will continue to monitor her health for the next 21-days as recommended by the CDC for travelers returning from West Africa.

Doctors Announce ‘Curing World’s First Case of Ebola’ Using $40 Treatment
Natural Society - In a recent press release titled “Rapid Ebola Infection Cure, November 22, 2014″ Drs. Robert Rowen, of Santa Rosa California and Howard Robins, of New York City, have ‘announced the first cure’ of the Ebola infection in the world using a safe treatment costing less than $40. The treatment’s main pillar consists of direct intravenous infusion of ozone gas (DIV) with the additional aspects of oral vitamin C and glutathione support.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Mexico and Central America Thank Obama For Amnesty Decree
Breitbart - The presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, the leading source countries of illegal immigrants in the United States, hailed Obama’s executive decree to stop the deportation of many of their compatriots. Obama’s unilateral measures will shield nearly five million illegal immigrant from U.S. immigration laws by granting them work permits, Social Security numbers, and deportation reprieves.

Police In Ferguson Violate Court Order By Arresting Journalist
Steve Watson - St. Louis County Police have once again arrested a journalist trying to do his job, violating a court order that was issued on Friday in an attempt to stop such action being taken. The reporter, Trey Yingst, a freelance journalist, was arrested for obstructing traffic at around 11.40pm on Saturday night, according to a police report.

Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown reportedly set to resign
RT - Whatever the decision of the Ferguson grand jury turns out to be, the police officer at the center of shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown is negotiating with city officials to resign.

Obama secretly extends US combat operation in Afghanistan
RT - President Barack Obama has secretly signed an order that expands the United States’ direct combat role in Afghanistan throughout 2015, the New York Times reported. Signed over the last few weeks, the secret order permits American forces to continue to battle the Taliban and other militants that pose a threat to either the Afghan government or US personnel. According to the Times, US jets, bombers, and drones will be able to aid ground troops – be they Afghan or US forces – in whatever mission they undertake.

ISIS Refugees Come to Sacramento
Breitbart - A Sacramento church hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner for dozens of refugees who fled Iraq from fear of ISIS. One refugee, Bassil Mahid, said he is still afraid. He told a local news reporter, “[It’s] very hard to live.”

As Tensions Rise, Ferguson Announcement Does Not Appear Imminent (UPDATE: Grand Jury to Reconvene Monday, Group Says)
(TheBlaze/AP) - Downtown STL Inc., a St. Louis civic group that promotes downtown businesses, told members in an email Saturday that the grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue deliberating whether charges are warranted against Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Brown.

Shocker: Up to 30,000 Lois Lerner Emails “Recovered”
The Daily Sheeple - Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system.

Obama Lies About Past Presidents’ Executive Action On Immigration
Steve Watson - In the wake of much backlash against his executive amnesty order, Obama has claimed that he isn’t doing anything different to past presidents, falsely suggesting that Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush both signed similar executive orders. Appearing on ABC’s This Week in an interview aired Sunday, Obama stated that he has “by a longshot” issued fewer executive actions than most former presidents.

1.1 Million Illegal Alien Parents To Stay in CA Under New Obama Amnesty
Breitbart - More than 1.1 million illegal immigrant parents in California will qualify for deportation protection under President Obama's executive immigration action, according to the results of a Pew Research Center Study.

Texas governor-elect plans new lawsuit against Obama; president is ‘unconstrained by the Constitution’
BizPac Review - The incoming governor of Texas plans to file his 31st lawsuit against the president — this time for Obama’s executive action on amnesty. Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday,” asked newly elected Gov. Greg Abbott why he has filed so many lawsuits against Obama. “Because this president, more than any other president, has abdicated his responsibility to uphold and enforce the Constitution,” Abbott said. “We have a president who feels completely unconstrained by the Constitution.”

‘America’s toughest sheriff’ prepares to use Obama’s own words against him in amnesty showdown
BizPac Review - The lawsuit was filed on Arpaio’s behalf by Larry Klayman, an attorney and founder of government watchdog group, Judicial Watch. It says the executive action and the 2012 DREAM Act commit “unconstitutional abuses of the president’s role in our nation’s constitutional architecture and exceed the powers of the president within the U.S. Constitution,” the Arizona Capital Times reported.

Krauthammer: Obama’s Order Makes ‘Chumps’ Of Legal Immigrants
Truth Revolt - On the O’Reilly Factor Thursday, Charles Krauthammer said that the message President Obama's executive order sent was “very clear”: those who enter the country illegally will ultimately be legalized, while those trying to attain citizenship the legal way are all “chumps.” As for Obama’s timing on the order, Krauthammer slammed the president for his transparent politicking and egregious overreach of executive authority.

12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police has died
Cory Shaffer - The 12-year-old boy wielding what turned out to be a BB gun when he was shot by police outside a Cleveland recreation center died early Sunday morning, a police union official confirmed…The shooting came after a man at the park adjacent to the rec center called police when he saw "a guy with a gun pointing it at people." The caller twice said the gun was "probably fake" and told dispatchers the person pulling the gun from his waistband was "probably a juvenile," according to audio released by police officials late Saturday. The caller's doubt was never relayed to the responding officers…

Economy & Business

Are You Better Off This Thanksgiving Than You Were Last Thanksgiving?
Economic Collapse - Are you in better shape financially than you were last Thanksgiving? If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate because most Americans are not. As you chow down on turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce this Thursday, please remember that there are millions of Americans that simply cannot afford to eat such a meal. According to a shocking new report that was just released by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the number of homeless children in the U.S. has reached a new all-time high of 2.5 million.

‘Middle class would go to jail for what big corporations are allowed to do’
RT - US corporations have enough profit to grease the wheels of Washington DC to have legislation that benefits them, and their workers which are becoming fewer and fewer, are shouldering the tax burden, independent journalist Charlie McGrath told RT. The Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Effective Government issued a report on November 18 which revealed that seven of the 30 largest US corporations paid more money to their CEOs last year than they paid in US federal income taxes.

Veteran News

New bill could help pot-smoking veterans light up
RT - A new congressional bill could lift restrictions on Veterans Administration doctors and make it easier to recommend marijuana to soldiers. Studies are finding pot may help alleviate some of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The Veterans Equal Access Act – introduced with bipartisan support on Thursday – would remove a ban on Veterans Administration doctors from giving opinions or recommendations on medical marijuana to veterans who live in states where smoking it is permitted.

Science & Technology

Symantec Uncovers Sophisticated, Stealthy Computer Spying Tool
Re/code - Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece of malware circulating the world that appears to be used for spying at Internet service and telecommunications companies, and was likely created by a government agency. And while its origin is unclear, a short list of capable countries would include the U.S., Israel and China...The researchers said Regin has been used in what appears to be an ongoing spying operation that started in 2008, stopped suddenly in 2011, and then resumed in 2013.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

How to create a fully off-grid indoor food production system
(NaturalNews) For relatively little financial investment, one can create a fully off-grid indoor food production system, with two main components. One certainty for millennia now is that the sun will rise and set everyday, providing an indefinite power source.... A solar-powered aquaponic grow room can provide fish and veggies for as long as needed when the zombie apocalypse arrives.


School expels 8-year-old whose mother refused to give her vaccine family doctor deemed unsafe
Daily Mail - Ceili McNicholas was expelled from Long Island's Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School last week after her mother Jamie refused to let her receive the Tdap booster, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. McNicholas said her daughter's doctor wouldn't administer the shot, which is a new requirement of the Miller Place Union Free School District, because it's recommended only for children over 10 years old.

Common Mistakes That Can Ruin the Health Benefits of Your Salad
Dr. Mercola - One of the simplest and most effective strategies to avoid harmful chemicals is to eat organic food. Another option is to grow your own. Among the easiest foods to grow at home are sprouts. As luck would have it, they’re also among the most nutritious, and they’re an excellent addition to a fresh salad.... Avoid commercial salad dressings, as most have sugar and highly processed omega-6 GMO oils.

The healing benefits of fermented cod liver oil
(NaturalNews) With what seems like hundreds of new supplements coming out on the market every day, it's impossible to keep track of them and very difficult to determine whether they are required in your health regimen.

Three effective home remedies for sore throats
(NaturalNews) Most sore throat infections are not serious and usually pass without a need for medical aid. However, the more acute cases can be unpleasant to endure, prompting some people to seek antibiotic treatment. Unfortunately, commercial antibiotics tend to be comprised of unnatural ingredients that can cause even more problems in the long term. Instead, consider the following home remedies, which are proven to treat sore throats naturally, effectively and without side effects.

Could Turmeric Save Us From The CDC's 'Nightmare Bacteria'?
Green Med Info - New research indicates that the ancient spice turmeric may help to mitigate the growing threat of antibiotic resistant infections that the CDC recently estimated will take 23,000 U.S. lives each year.

22 Powerful Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil
Natural Blaze - When it comes to essential oils, I believe practical and anecdotal uses are those that can be relied upon to deliver the best results. And so it is with one of the most powerful and versatile oils available, Frankincense.

12 Charts Show Connection Between Roundup and Disease
Washington's Blog - Monsanto claims that Roundup is totally safe, and can be dumped on everything without problem. Is it true? In reality, Roundup is linked to a number of diseases. And the ingredients in Roundup are deadly to human cells.

Are Your Apples Full of Antibiotic Drugs?
Green Med Info - Some fruits, like blueberries, use antibiotics as a pesticide to combat the growth of bacteria, fungi, and algae. In addition to contributing to antibiotic resistance these residues on fruit can cause allergic reactions.... Other fruits, especially apples and pears, are vulnerable to a bacterial infection called "fire blight." It spreads quickly and can even wipe out whole orchards. For decades, some growers have sprayed fruit blossoms with streptomycin and oxytetracycline to control the disease.

Man eats sugar-heavy diet for 60 days, receives shocking diagnosis
Fox News - In the upcoming That Sugar Film, Damon Gameau, a filmmaker and TV actor, vows to follow a strict diet of “healthy,” low-fat food with high sugar content, reported. Within three weeks, the formerly healthy Gameau became moody and sluggish. A doctor gave him the shocking diagnosis: He was beginning to develop fatty liver disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most severe outcome for fatty liver disease is liver failure.

Pet News

Protect Your Pet's Brain by Adding DHA and Antioxidants to His Diet
Dr. Becker - Pet guardians interested in supporting and protecting the brain health of four-legged family members should insure their pets are eating a diet rich in DHA, an omega-3 essential fatty acid, and antioxidants. A 2012 study showed that feeding weaned puppies foods high in DHA improved their cognitive, memory, psychomotor, immunologic, and retinal functions.

Poison Alert: Keep Antifreeze Containers Tightly Closed and Far Away from Your Pets
Dr. Becker - The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) estimates that up to 90,000 animals are poisoned each year by antifreeze spills in driveways or garages, or from products left in open containers. Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning in pets, and typically occurs when the liquid leaks from car radiators. Cats and especially dogs are attracted to the taste of the antifreeze and will lick it off the ground. Another way dogs ingest the toxin is from the toilet bowl in homes where antifreeze is used to winterize pipes. If a cat walks through a puddle of antifreeze and then licks her paws, she can ingest enough to cause death.

Friday - November 21, 2014 - Today in History:

1620 - The Mayflower reached Provincetown, MA. The ship discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, MA, on December 26, 1620.
1789 - North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1922 - Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate.
1942 - The Alaska Highway across Canada was formally opened.
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy terminated the quarantine measures against Cuba.
1963 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arrived in San Antonio, TX. They were beginning an ill-fated, two-day tour of Texas that would end in Dallas.
1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case.
1985 - Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard was arrested after accused of spying for Israel. He was later sentenced to life in prison.
1986 - U.S. Attorney General Meese was asked to conduct an inquiry of the Iran arms sales.
1987 - An eight-day siege began at a detention center in Oakdale, LA, as Cuban detainees seized the facility and took hostages.
1992 - Senator Bob Packwood, apologized but refused to discuss allegations that he'd made unwelcome sexual advances toward 10 women in past years.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state.
1994 - NATO warplanes bombed an air base in Serb-held Croatia that was being used by Serb planes to raid the Bosnian "safe area" of Bihac.
1995 - France detonated its fourth underground nuclear blast at a test site in the South Pacific.
2000 - The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore's request to keep the presidential recounts going.
2007 - Officials announced the recall of more than a half-million pieces of Chinese-made children's jewelry contaminated with lead.
2013 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 16,000 for the first time.

World News

US Used Al-Qaeda in Yemen to Blackmail Sanaa: President’s Adviser
Sputnik News - The United States used the presence of al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist cells in Yemen to blackmail the government in Sanaa, Yemeni president’s adviser Saleh Samad told RIA Novosti Friday. “Political vacuum in the country at the time when the government was being formed prevented authorities from taking drastic measures and declaring war on terror. The United States used al-Qaeda to blackmail the Yemeni government and impose its diktat authority,” the adviser said.

Shocking Pictures Of A Russian Potash Mine Disaster
Zero Hedge - A sinkhole 20 by 30 meters (65 by 98 feet) in size has been found near a Uralkali mine in Russia's Perm region. As reports, while stunningly no casualties have been reported so far, the situation is expected to worsen as locals fear that the hole could get bigger and swallow their houses.

Russia warns US against supplying ‘lethal defensive aid’ to Ukraine
RT - Moscow has warned Washington a potential policy shift from supplying Kiev with “non-lethal aid” to “defensive lethal weapons”, mulled as US Vice President visits Ukraine, would be a direct violation of all international agreements. A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that reports of possible deliveries of American “defensive weapons” to Ukraine would be viewed by Russia as a “very serious signal.”

Dutch government refuses to reveal ‘secret deal’ into MH17 crash probe
RT - The Dutch government has refused to reveal details of a secret pact between members of the Joint Investigation Team examining the downed Flight MH17. If the participants, including Ukraine, don’t want information to be released, it will be kept secret.

Industrial pollution turning Canadian lakes into ‘jelly’
RT - The Canadian lakes are slowly but steadily turning into jelly since the industrial pollution has given jelly-clad organisms an edge over their calcium-protected competitors, researchers say, warning about potential impact on drinking water systems.

World pharma spending to exceed 1 trillion in 2014 says study
RT - Global pharmaceutical spending will surpass the trillion dollar threshold in 2014, with high prices for innovative hepatitis C and cancer drugs in the US, a new study says. By 2018 spending is expected to increase by another 30 percent. With an increase of 7 percent over 2013, total spending on medicines will amount to $1.06 trillion in 2014, says the report “The Global Use of Medicines: Outlook through 2018” from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, released Thursday.

Ebola news

US Anti-Ebola Military Effort May Last Over 6 Months: Pentagon
Sputnik News - The US Operation United Assistance to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa can be extended beyond its six month original estimate, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby has announced. "We have to be prepared for this to go longer than six months," Kirby said in a statement released Thursday, adding that "the call-up of more than 2,000 reserves and guard" has been authorized.

If Ebola remains in semen of infected men, why were male Ebola victims in US 'cleared' as virus-free?
(NaturalNews) An Indian man has been placed under mandatory quarantine in his home country after tests came back positive for the Ebola virus in his semen, according to new reports. The 26-year-old Indian national was hospitalized nearly two months ago in Liberia after contracting the disease and had since been thought to be cleared of the virus, which turned out to be false.

Exclusive: U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily
(Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday. People from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the United States as of Thursday may apply for protection from deportation, as well as for work permits, for 18 months, said a Department of Homeland Security official.

Presidential Memo Gives Federal Contractors Immunity From Claims Against Them for Spreading Ebola
The Daily Sheeple - A White House memo dated November 13 has effectively removed the threat of law suits and any form of civil claim from federal contractors who bring Ebola back to the United States from West Africa.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Sheriffs against amnesty to march on Washington - Sheriffs around the country are planning to march on the nation’s capital, hoping to send a message to President Obama and Congress that they oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants.

ICE readies 2,400 beds for new spring surge of illegal immigrants through Texas
Washington Examiner - The Obama administration is bracing for another surge of illegal immigrants next spring, bringing online a family detention center that will have 2,400 beds. “We must be prepared for traditional, seasonal increases in illegal migration. The Dilley facility will provide invaluable surge capacity should apprehensions of adults with children once again surge this spring,” said Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas S. Winkowski.

‘Obama in Contact with Major Civil Rights Groups Across the U.S. on Ferguson’
The Daily Sheeple - protests have been expertly planned, organized and trained for in 82 cities across the U.S. and one in Canada following the grand jury announcement, this is surely just a coincidence, right? Sen. McCaskill also apparently told CBS St. Louis that Obama “will become more involved when it’s appropriate.” What exactly does that even mean?

Ferguson – Race Baiting for Political Power and Profit
Joe Quixote - Since 911, the police in the US have killed more than 5,000 Americans. You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist. Despite this brutality, governments at every level seek to further militarize the police, to consolidate power in the state. Ferguson is a psyop against all Americans. Here’s how it works.

Anonymous: KKK members may have infiltrated Ferguson cop support group
RT - Anonymous claims it has identified members of the Ku Klux Klan at a support group rally for police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Following the expose, the support group removed the photograph from Facebook.

Obama extends deportation reprieve to 5 million undocumented immigrants
RT - President Barack Obama announced an executive order on immigration reform Thursday, which he will sign on Friday. The actions will affect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the US, many of whom are the parents or spouses of legal residents.

Network TV Blackout on Obama’s Amnesty Address: Only Univison, Telemundo to Carry Live Immigration Announcement
Mac Salvo - Thursday evening will mark a momentous announcement from President Obama concerning his hugely controversial executive order to “shield” and otherwise legalize millions of ‘undocumented’ illegal immigrants living in the United States. But is this tide turning presidential address scheduled to be carried live on TV for all the country to witness?

Obama to issue immigration order on Mexico’s ‘Revolution Day’
Washington Times - The president’s prime-time address Thursday coincides with the date in 1910 when the Mexican revolution began. The timing hasn’t escaped the notice of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, a group that opposes the president’s plan.

Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices
AP - Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation.... "It's like the golden ticket," she said. "Everybody who is calling my office is asking how can I get a work permit under Obama's program?

Mexico Charges Americans for Crossing Border
Mikael Thalen - According to Mexican immigration officials, the new program, which could soon expand to vehicle lanes as well, will keep tabs on all non-Mexicans who come to the country for travel or work for more than seven days. The National Immigration Institute in Mexico, which is enforcing the fee at the Otay, San Ysidro and Puerta Mexico Este ports of entry, argues that it is only fair to charge foreigners who spend extended time in their country.

Hidden Camera Report Catches ‘Obama Phone’ Agents Illegally Signing People Up
CBS News - Officially, you need proof of government assistance or low income in order to qualify for the program. But our undercover producer hit the streets telling people she didn’t have anything — no Medi-Cal or EBT card — and found plenty of salespeople, many of whom work on commission, willing to offer advice on how to bend the rules.

2-Year-Old Hospitalized After Police Raid Wrong Home, Threw Grenade into His Bedroom
Mike Sawyer - A 2-year-old boy was burned and hospitalized after police threw an explosive device directly into his room during a “no-knock” raid on the wrong home, despite being told by the parents that there was an infant in the room, according to a lawsuit. Jose and Paulina Salinas are suing the City of Oxnard and its police department, seeking damages for assault, battery, trespass, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

Albuquerque Cop Who Killed Homeless Man Retiring Early with Full Benefits to Avoid Investigation
Blacklisted News - One of the officers that killed James Boyd is retiring early with full benefits and gets to avoid the Internal Affairs investigation by doing so. The local media in Albuquerque is trying to downplay his retirement by running headlines that indicate the exact opposite of the truth.

Economy & Business

New York Fed, Goldman in Criminal Investigation for Sharing Confidential Information
Blacklisted News - A New York Times story manages to bury the lead, even given the salacious material, in an important story that provides more evidence of the overly-cozy relationship between the New York Fed and its favored large banks, particularly Goldman. The issue is sensitive in the wake of former New York Fed staffer Carmen Segarra releasing hours of tape recordings that show undue deference by the Fed employees towards Goldman.

Canadian couple hit with $950K bill after premature birth in US face bankruptcy
RT - Canadian parents hit with a bill of almost $1 million from a US hospital after their baby was born prematurely on vacation in Hawaii are now facing possible bankruptcy. Their story provoked a social media storm with many people offering to help.

Energy & Environment

China and others can cripple US power grid, NSA admits for the first time
RT - The head of the National Security Agency warned Congress on Thursday that China and “one or two” other nations currently possess the capability of crippling the American power grid through cyberattacks.

Science & Technology

Utah Considers Cutting Off Water to the NSA’s Monster Data Center
Wired - The legislation, proposed by Utah lawmaker Marc Roberts, is due to go to the floor of the Utah House of Representatives early next year, but it was debated in a Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee meeting on Wednesday. The bill, H.B. 161, directs municipalities like Bluffdale to “refuse support to any federal agency which collects electronic data within this state.”

Obama’s Plan for a Backdoor Internet Tax
James Gattuso - Will the Federal Communications Commission tax the Internet? It’s very possible, said FCC commissioner Mike O’Reilly at a conference sponsored by the Free State Foundation in Washington on Friday. The tax, which could total over $7 per month on the typical American’s broadband bill, would be imposed as a consequence of regulating the internet via “net neutrality” rules that President Obama has urged the FCC to adopt.

Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool That Can Expose Illegitimate State Surveillance
EFF - Detekt, a new malware detection tool developed by security researcher Claudio Guarnieri. Detekt is an easy-to-use, open source tool that allows users to check their Windows PCs for signs of infection by surveillance malware that we know is being used by government to spy on activists and journalists.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

U.S. farmers set to get huge government payouts despite bumper harvest
(Reuters) - U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money. If payments for 2014, the first year the farm bill takes effect, do come in at that level - as some private economists have calculated - they would be more than 10 times the U.S. Department of Agriculture's working estimate and more than double the forecast by the Congressional Budget Office.


5 Health Tips if You Sit at a Computer All Day
Dr. Mercola - Making one fundamental change to the way you work at your computer could allow you to reap multiple rewards for your physical and mental health.

Sales of 'active sitting' devices skyrocket
(NaturalNews) Active sitting may sound like an oxymoron, but it's a health trend that's fast sweeping through many workplaces in an effort to bolster interest in fitness and increase activity in settings that typically involve high levels of sitting and little physical movement.

Foods that detox heavy metals - with tonic recipe
(NaturalNews) What if the food we include in our daily diet not only nourishes our bodies but binds to those toxins and helps cleanse our tissues? What if our nutrient dense diet became a daily detox? With the following foods, it can.

15 Of The Best Quotes and Statements On Why Chemotherapy and Conventional Cancer Treatment Kills People
Dave Mihalovic - The cancer industry tells us some of the most magnificent lies about the safety of toxic chemotherapy treatments and long-M survival rates related to the poisonous practice. Few doctors and scientists will put their reputations on the line to expose this fraudulent source of disease called a treatment.

8 Amazing Uses For Homegrown Aloe Vera (That Have Nothing To Do With Sunburns)
Off the Grid News - Aloe gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found when you break open the fleshy aloe plant leaf. While there are many different species of the aloe plant, “aloe barbadensis miller” is the most widely used variety. If you are purchasing aloe vera gel, look for 100 percent pure aloe that is free of fragrance or dyes for the best benefits.

Himalayan salt and mint foot scrub
STEPin2 - Our feet need pampering just as much as other parts of our body. Foot scrubs are a great way to promote healthy feet, because they get rid of dead skin cells and dry skin, leaving your feet soft and supple. Let’s look at the ingredients in this organic beauty recipe.

Pasteurized Milk Speeds Death, Heart Disease, Cancer, Bone Fractures; Yogurt and Cheese Have Opposite Effects
Green Med Info - Following a large study, surprise has coursed through the veins of the medical media that milk is not as good for you as once thought. But the less hyped impact of this large study reveals another, greater lesson: Pasteurized milk is harmful to our health while fermented dairy such as yogurt and cheese extends life and reduces cancer and heart disease.

sday - November 20, 2014 - Today in History:

1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1901 - The second Hay-Pauncefoot Treaty provided for construction of the Panama Canal by the U.S.
1910 - Francisco I. Madero led a revolution that broke out in Mexico.
1943 - During World War II, U.S. Marines began their landing on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands.
1945 - 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
1959 - Britain, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden met to create the European Free Trade Association.
1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis ended. The Soviet Union removed its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S. ended its blockade of the island.
1967 - The Census Clock at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, went past 200 million.
1969 - The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase out of the substance.
1970 - The majority in U.N. General Assembly voted to give China a seat, but two-thirds majority required for admission was not met.
1986 - Dr. Halfdan Maher, the director of the World Health Organization, announced the first coordinated global effort to fight the disease AIDS.
1990 - Saddam Hussein ordered another 250,000 Iraqi troops into the country of Kuwait.
1990 - The space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, FL, after completing a secret military mission.
1993 - The U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation implementing NAFTA.
1998 - Afghanistan's Taliban militia offered Osama bin Laden safe haven. Osama bin Laden had been accused of orchestrating two U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and later terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
1998 - Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes.
2001 - The U.S. Justice Department headquarters building was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy building by President George W. Bush. The event was held on what would have been Kennedy's 76th birthday.

World News

Putin: Mutual respect, non-interference will improve relations with US
RT - Vladimir Putin has accepted the credentials of new US Ambassador John Tefft, and said that he hopes for a thawing in ties with Washington, based on mutual respect – and both sides keeping out of each other’s backyards.

Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And Again! And Yet Again!!
The Ron Paul Institute - The latest incursion, which Ukraine’s military said included five armored personnel carriers, was at least the third movement of troops and weapons from Russia across the southeast part of the border this week. None of the photos accompanying this New York Times story online showed any of these Russian troops or armored vehicles.

Use of Cluster Bombs in East Ukraine May Constitute War Crime: UN Report
Sputnik News - The use of cluster bombs in eastern Ukraine is a violation of international humanitarian law and may be considered a war crime, a recent UN report on the human rights situation in Ukraine said.

Over 4,000 dead, almost 10,000 injured in E. Ukraine fighting since April - UN
RT - At least 4,317 people have been killed and 9,921 wounded in the conflict in eastern Ukraine since April, according to the latest UN human rights report. Of these, over 900 deaths have occurred since the ceasefire was announced on September 5.

Former head of Iceland’s Landsbanki jailed for role in 2008 crash
RT - Sigurjon Arnason, the ex- CEO of Landsbanki, one of the three Icelandic banks that crashed and ruined the economy in 2008, has been sentenced to 12 month in prison for manipulating the bank’s share price and deceiving investors in the bank’s dying days.

Ebola news

Ebola cover-up: Guinea woman who 'dropped dead with blood pouring from her nose and mouth' in NYC declared Ebola-free
(NaturalNews) A woman who had traveled from the West African nation of Guinea just a few weeks ago suddenly dropped dead in New York City with, as witnesses testified, blood coming from her "face, nose [and] mouth," but health officials have quickly said that she has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

3 Injured in Florida State University Shooting; Gunman Killed - The authorities in Tallahassee, Florida. on Thursday were investigating an overnight shooting on the campus of Florida State University that left three wounded and the gunman dead.

‘Open Rebellion’: Chaos if Republicans Don’t Withhold Funding for Obama Executive Amnesty
Breitbart - If Republicans move forward with the plan from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) to fund the entire government—including Obama’s executive amnesty, which the president is set to announce on Thursday night—in an omnibus spending bill, a Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News conservatives will spread chaos across Washington.

President Obama To Dictate Immigration Executive Order In Vegas On Friday
Zero Hedge - As NY Times reports, Obama is preparing to use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in the US illegally, and to shield them from deportation. But these new arrivals will not receive one key benefit: government subsidies for health care available under Obamacare. The immigrants would also be unlikely to receive benefits like food stamps, Medicaid coverage or other need-based federal programs offered to citizens and to some legal residents.

NBC Questions Own Poll Showing Latinos Oppose Amnesty
Breitbart - A new NBC/WSJ poll shows that 37 percent of Latinos actually oppose President Obama’s expected executive amnesty while only 43 percent support it.... Surprisingly, only 63 percent of Democrats support Obama’s decision while only 11 percent of Republicans support it. Thirty-seven percent of independents support his upcoming decision.

22 Times Obama Said It Was Not Possible To Create Immigration Law Without Congress
Benn Swann - As the American public waits for President Obama to make a move on immigration, and speculates that he will grant executive amnesty in the near future, his previous comments regarding his “inability to singlehandedly change or ignore the immigration law” have been compiled by the office of the Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

Livestream: Ferguson Protests
Prison Planet - Jakari Jackson & Joe Biggs livestream from Ferguson, Mo.

VIDEO: The Truth About the Michael Brown Shooting
Paul Joseph Watson - Who are the real racists? The evidence clearly shows that Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown, so why is this case being hyped by the mainstream media and the leftist political establishment?

Dem Congressman Proposes Moat Around White House
Mikael Thalen - Speaking with acting U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy on the agency’s recent scandals, Cohen suggested that a large body of water surrounding the White House could possibly keep out potential trespassers. “Would a moat, water, six feet around, be kind of attractive and effective?” Cohen asked.... Ironically, a White House moat may be fitting given President Obama’s ruling mentality, a trait most recently noted by Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

Under Obama, U.S. personal freedom ranking slips below France
Washington Examiner - Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure.

Economy & Business

Senior Citi Banker Found Dead In Bathtub With Slashed Throat
Zero Hedge - ...the Post reports, a Citigroup banker was found dead with his throat slashed in the bathtub "of his swanky downtown apartment, authorities said Wednesday."... However, unlike previous more "clearcut" suicides, this time there may have been foul play: the Post adds that "there was no knife recovered at the scene, leading officials to suspect the death was not a suicide, and they were trying to determine who had access to his apartment."

21 Facts That Prove That Dependence On The Government Is Out Of Control In America
Activist Post - Today, the American people collectively receive more money from the government than they pay in taxes. And remember, the federal government uses our money to build roads, inspect our food and fund the military as well. So what does this say about our economy? Could it survive without all of these debt-fueled transfer payments? And what does this say about our society?

Energy & Environment

Epic snowstorm on track to set a record in Buffalo
USA Today - Buffalo's first snowstorm of the season could give the area a year's worth of snow — around 8 feet — in just three days.

Obama Launches Global Warming 'Toolkit' as All 50 States Hit Freezing Temps
Breitbart - The White House says its "resilience toolkit" is an extension of Obama's "Climate Action Plan" released last year which created the "State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience" to help battle pollution and "record heat waves."

House GOP passes bill allowing corporate-linked experts to advise EPA
RT - The House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it harder for scientists to guide the Environmental Protection Agency and easier for those with financial links to corporations to sit on the advisory panel.


3 natural pain relievers that are as powerful as drugs, without the side effects
(NaturalNews) Unfortunately, acute or chronic pain is something that everyone in their life experiences at one time or another. Even though this is a powerful reminder from the body that something is either healing or going terribly wrong, a way to manage the pain is often required in order to live a functional lifestyle.

“They’ve Been Robbed of Their Womanhood” – Local Milwaukee Media Covers Gardasil Vaccine Injuries
Health Impact News - WITI Fox 6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin interviewed sisters Maddie and Olivia Meylor and their mother this week, discussing their HPV vaccine injuries which left them unable to ever conceive and bear children. As WITI reports...

20 Ingredients To Memorize and Avoid In ANY Food You Consume
Natural Blaze - Artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, emulsifiers, sweeteners have saturated the food supply for more than four decades. We are on the precipice of discovering what our toxic food industry has done to our bodies and our environment. There is a heightened awareness and a sense of caution on the minds of most grocery shoppers, so let's make it easier for them. Here are 25 of the most common toxic ingredients you must avoid in foods.

Answering Emails After Work Is Bad for Your Health
Dr. Mercola - The majority of US workers (52 percent) check their e-mail during non-work hours, including on sick days. Depending on your employer, it may be an unspoken requirement to respond immediately, but, more likely, you respond right away not because of actual workplace policy but due to a phenomenon known as “telepressure.... Some might find this to be efficient, but what it really does is blur the line between your work life and your personal life, such that you may rarely get a real rest.

9 Health Wonders of Baking Soda
Natural Blaze - Most people are aware that baking soda (bicarbonate of soda/sodium bicarbonate) has multiple uses in cooking, but not so many know that it also has a number of health benefits.

Craving a chocolate bar? Try this simple cocoa-licious recipe instead!
(NaturalNews) Chocolate goodies can be so incredibly tempting! Unfortunately, most commercial candy bars and treats are full of less-than-ideal ingredients. So why not try making your own chocolate treats, instead?

Pet News

10 Ways to Share Your Pet's Love with Others
Dr. Becker - Looking for a way to give back to your community and share the unconditional love and support your pet gives you? You'll be surprised to find out all the ways you can team up with your pet and share the love, improving the lives of other less fortunate pets and humans in need.


Wednesday - November 19, 2014 - Today in History:

1794 - Britain's King George III signed the Jay Treaty. It resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
1863 - U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
1919 - The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles with a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against. A two-thirds majority was needed for ratification.
1942 - During World War II, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
1954 - Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
1959 - Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.
1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.
1981 - U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.
1985 - U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
1990 - NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.
1993 - The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime measure.
1994 - The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia.
1998 - The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.
1999 - In Istanbul, Turkey, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concluded a two-day summit after adopting a new arms accord. During the conference, Russia was criticized for its military campaign against Chechnya's separatist movement.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history.
2002 - The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide.
2003 - Eight competing designs for a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center were unveiled. One design would be built at the site of the World Trade Center.
2007 - The Amazon Kindle was first released.

World News

Russia Needs Guarantees Ukraine Will Not Join NATO: Kremlin
Sputnik News - Russia needs "hundred-percent guarantees" that the West will not consider Ukraine's joining NATO, Russian President's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told the BBC in an interview released Wednesday. According to Peskov, no one has provided such guarantees to Russia, leading Moscow to take precautionary measures. "We would like to hear that NATO would stop stop approaching the Russian borders and that NATO would stop trying to ruin the balance, the balance of power," Peskov told the BBC.

Kerry Tells Lavrov to Ignore Obama Equating Russia to Terrorism, Ebola
Sputnik News - US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to ignore US President Barack Obama's statement listing Russia among the worldэs main threats along with terrorism and the Ebola virus.

Russia’s biggest bank launches financing in Chinese yuan
RT - Sberbank, Russia’s largest lender, will be the first bank in the country to start issuing credit guarantees denominated in Chinese yuan. The new yuan-based letters of credit ensure payments between buyers and sellers, with the bank acting as a router.

Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault"
Zero Hedge - In an interview on Ukraine TV, none other than the head of the Ukraine Central Bank made the stunning admission that "in the vaults of the central bank there is almost no gold left. There is a small amount of gold bullion left, but it's just 1% of the gold reserves."

3 of the 10 largest economies in the world have already fallen into recession – is the U.S. next?
Economic Collapse - Things are already so bad that British Prime Minister David Cameron is comparing the current state of affairs to the horrific financial crisis of 2008. In an article for the Guardian that was published on Monday, he delivered the following sobering warning: “Six years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy.” For the leader of the nation with the 6th largest economy in the world to make such a statement is more than a little bit concerning.

Russians can now carry guns for ‘self-defense’
RT - In an amendment to its tough gun control laws, the Russian government eases restrictions, allowing citizens to carry their licensed weapons for the purposes of ‘self-defense.’ Until now Russian gun enthusiasts were only permitted to carry firearms for hunting or target shooting after obtaining a license through the Interior Ministry. Russian gun licenses are to be renewed every five years, and applicants face strict background checks and are required to take gun safety courses.

Ebola news

Is Ebola back in New York?
Daily Mail - There are new fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in New York City after a woman who was being monitored for the deadly virus dropped dead on Tuesday afternoon. FDNY activated the Special Operations and Hazmat units after the the woman, who had traveled to Guinea three weeks ago according to a source on the scene, died at Amy Professional African Hair Braidig in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn. An eyewitness who saw the body said there was blood coming from her 'face, nose and mouth.'

Ebola cure: WATER! Drinking a gallon of fluid daily recognized as key to survival
(NaturalNews) Drinking four liters, or about one gallon, of water daily is critical for surviving the infection, say scientists. And rehydration solutions containing water with added minerals like potassium and magnesium are even better for overcoming the extreme shock that occurs when the body loses too much water, such as with Ebola.

No Need to Panic After First Ebola Case Detected: India's Health Minister
Sputnik News - Fear has gripped India after an Indian national, returning from Liberia, tested positive for the Ebola virus. The person was isolated at the Health Organization Quarantine Center at Delhi Airport. The first reported case of the Ebola virus has caused serious concern in India, especially because a lot of Indians live in the Ebola-affected West Africa, which may result in the deadly virus reaching India if these nationals decide to return.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Military Deploys Chemical, Biological, Nuclear & High Yield Explosive Response Vehicles to St. Louis
Gateway Pundit - The Missouri National Guard deployed to the St. Louis region on Tuesday, one day after Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency. CERFP Enhanced Response Force Package assets were spotted in Chesterfield in West County. The vehicles are used for CBRNE events: chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosive events.

'ISIS! 9/11!' NSA reform bill killed in US Senate over terror fears
RT - The US Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster and move forward with the USA Freedom Act, which would have placed significant restrictions on the way the National Security Agency's conducts surveillance domestically.
* Related: USA Freedom Act Fails To Move Forward... For Incredibly Stupid Reasons

Keystone XL pipeline bill fails to pass US Senate by 1 vote
Rt - The US Senate failed to fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline project, falling one vote short of breaking a filibuster against the bill, which would have allowed the transport of crude oil from Canada's tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico. The bill failed despite garnering 59 “Yes” votes to 41 “No” votes. All Republican senators voted “Yes,” and they were joined by 14 Democrats. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who co-sponsored the bill, needed one more vote to pass it but could not persuade another Democrat to go along.

Gruber Obama’s Top Expert in 2008 Presidential Campaign
Kit Daniels - MIT professor Jonathan Gruber served as the key health care consultant to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and even visited Obama’s office to sell the idea of the “individual mandate,” which Obama later championed, according to a 2007 news article.

Controversial economist Gruber has earned millions from taxpayers at federal, state levels
Fox News - “My job was just to see if the numbers added up,” Jonathan Gruber, the controversial architect of ObamaCare, told PBS two years ago. And add up the numbers he did – at least in terms of Gruber’s consulting fees. A Fox News review of state and federal websites, as well as published reports, finds the MIT economist and his firm have secured millions in federal and state contracts stretching back over the last fifteen years.

VIDEO: St. Louis Cop: ‘Get a Gun, We Can’t Protect You’
Paul Joseph Watson - A concerned police officer in St. Louis has issued an ominous warning amidst expected civil unrest in the aftermath of the Darren Wilson verdict, warning residents to get a gun because the cops will not be able to protect them.

Riot Training Ends in Disaster: Cops Wreck 3 Cruisers, Deploy Tear Gas on Elementary School Students
Ben Swann - A police training exercise descended into chaos on Friday morning when Columbus, OH police wrecked three cruisers into each other and accidentally deployed tear gas on a nearby elementary school, sending six students home with eye and throat irritation and a pregnant teacher to the hospital for observation.

Police expert: War on terror has turned our cops into occupying armies — and we’re the enemy
RawStory - Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.... “If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality,” he continued. “We fight wars against enemies, and the enemies are the people who live in our cities – particularly in communities of color.”

For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man
Huffington Post - Today [11/8/14] in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge.

Election News

This is Why Rand Paul is Hilary Clinton’s Worst Nightmare
Liberty Blitzkrieg - As Hilary Clinton starts to ponder the curtains she wants to hang in the Oval Office, there is only one person who can realistically stand in her way: Rand Paul. Readers of this site will be well aware that I spend very little time focusing on Presidential politics. There are many reasons for this, but more than anything else, I believe there are two key components to genuine cultural change, and none of them have to do with electing a savior. These are...

Economy & Business

One Reader’s Shocked Response Upon Learning His Health Insurance Cost Just Doubled
Zero Hedge - My wife and I own a small business and we had previously (in 2013) been buying health insurance on our own for ourselves and our two kids. The cost was about six hundred per month with a $5200 deductible, $6800 total out of pocket exposure for the family of four. After spending months trying to register for the ACA in late 2013 and early 2014 my kids got put on our state’s insurance (at “no cost”) and my wife and I bagged an ACA policy at a subsidized cost of $281 per month with a total out of pocket of about $6500 (just for the two of us).

Report: Al Sharpton Owes $4.5 Million in Back Taxes
Newsmax - The Rev. Sharpton, the civil-rights leader who has become a close confidant to President Barack Obama and New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, has more than $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens outstanding against him and his for-profit businesses.

Retailers Are Using 'Skinny' Mirrors To Get You To Spend More Money
Business Insider - A new company is trying to get retailers to use optical illusions to sell more products. The Skinny Mirror, based out of California, sells mirrors with curved glass that make people look about 10 pounds thinner.

Energy & Environment

Polar Vortex 2.0 Arrives - All 50 States Will Freeze Tonight
3 months ago we warned US economic growth faced a challenge more powerful than any Fed-sponsored miracle could handle and 3 weeks ago Yellen's worst nightmare began to loom on the chilly horizon. But tonight, from the depths of the night, the cruel monetary-policy-nullifying devil of Polar Vortex 2.0 arrives as all 50 states (yes even Hawaii) will see temperatures drop below freezing...

Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth
NEWSMAX - With nasty cold fronts thrusting an icy and early winter across the continental U.S. — along with last winter described by USA Today as "one of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record" — climatologist John L. Casey thinks the weather pattern is here to stay for decades to come. In fact, Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, is out with the provocative book "Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell," which warns that a radical shift in global climate is underway, and that Al Gore and other environmentalists have it completely wrong. The earth, he says, is cooling, and cooling fast.

Science & Technology

Federal government to monitor Twitter, track conservative users, determine what is either 'true' or 'hate speech'
(NaturalNews) In August, The Washington Free Beacon, an investigative news website that focuses primarily on exposing government abuses of power, reported that the Obama Administration was committing $1 million in tax money to the creation of an online database that was to track "misinformation" and so-called "hate speech" on Twitter social media feeds.


Prescription drug vending machines now being installed on college campuses across America
(NaturalNews) American college students -- who are already the most over-medicated population on the planet -- now have an even easier way to pollute their brains with SSRI drugs, antidepressants, antipsychotics and prescription "speed" amphetamines which are routinely abused by students for final exam cram study sessions. "School officials didn't specify exactly what kind of drugs will be available in the machine, but said it would contain 50 medications that are most commonly prescribed to college students," reports CBS News.

Modern pills shown to encourage people to eat more junk
(NaturalNews) Weight loss is difficult, not because losing weight is impossible, but because it takes time, patience and consistency in doing all the right things. So unappealing, right? So, millions of people have turned to modern medical fixes that are supposed to make it easy -- and it appears to be backfiring, according to a recent study.

Antibiotics can increase spread, severity of Salmonella infections
(NaturalNews) In some cases, treating people or animals with antibiotics may cause them to spread Salmonella infections more rapidly, and even in some cases to develop more severe infections. This may be more likely to occur in those who are not showing any current symptoms of salmonellosis but are receiving antibiotics for some other reason.

Preventing Kidney Stones May Be As Simple As Changing Your Diet
Dr. Mercola - Once you’ve had them, your risk of recurrence increases. About 35 percent to 50 percent of people will have another bout with kidney stones within five years unless changes are made.3 What type of changes? According to new guidelines issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP), one of the simplest strategies you can take is to drink more water.

Mainstream media finally exposes secretive vaccine court
(NaturalNews) Part of the problem is that, unlike typical civil court cases, vaccine court cases do not have to rule in favor of the plaintiffs for vaccine attorneys to get paid. Because of this, the vaccine court system is clogged with cases, some of which lack even basic evidence of harm caused by vaccines -- who cares when you're getting paid, right? Some vaccine attorneys also intentionally over-bill for their time since they receive payments directly from the government, a.k.a. taxpayers, rather than plaintiffs.

Cannabis ‘Dramatically Reduces’ Growth of Brain Cancer Cells: New Study
Natural Society - The research showed that two active chemical components found in cannabis plants, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), helped in the treatment of cancerous brain tumors. This is one of the most difficult types of cancer to treat effectively, and the rate of survival for patients who get brain cancer is often very low. For many – once they receive a diagnosis – they are given a short five years to live; any hope of living after their prognosis is given a mere 10% chance. Those are some stark statistics.

GMO-Loaded Food Corp Targets Natural Foods for Being ‘Unfair Competition’
Perhaps you’ve heard of Unilever? The company sells products under 1,000 brands, including Hellmann’s mayonnaise Suave, Klondike, and TRESemmé. In addition to donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to shut down GMO labeling, the mega-corp has also decided to file a lawsuit against an upstart vegan mayonnaise-making company, claiming “false advertising and unfair competition.”

Pet News

The Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer
Dr. Becker - For many pet owners, cancer is the most dreaded diagnosis of all. Help protect your pet by knowing the four most common cancers in dogs and cats, the top ten warning signs to watch for, and five simple ways you can help minimize your pet's risk.

PETA Accused of Kidnapping and Euthanizing Family Dog
The Daily Sheeple - Cerate checked his security camera and the video shows a van with “PETA” on the side back into his driveway. Two women got out of the van and one walked up his porch, took Maya, and put her in the back of the van.... It turns out they were asked by the property owners to round up stray dogs in the area.... After PETA was contacted, they arrived at his front door a few days later bearing a token fruit basket, and informed him that his dog had been euthanized. So far the owner has showed more restraint than most people would be capable of during such a bizarre and painful experience.

Tuesday - November 18, 2014 - Today in History:

1820 - Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica.
1883 - The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones.
1903 - The U.S. and Panama signed a treaty that granted the U.S. rights to build the Panama Canal.
1966 - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.
1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Alan L. Bean landed on the lunar surface during the second manned mission to the moon.
1976 - The parliament of Spain approved a bill that established a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
1983 - Argentina announced its ability to produce enriched uranium for use in nuclear weapons.
1987 - The U.S. Congress issued the Iran-Contra Affair report which said that President Reagan bore "ultimate responsibility" for wrongdoing by his aides.
1988 - U.S. President Reagan signed major legislation provided the death penalty for drug traffickers who kill.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S. Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion facilities, staff and patients.
1993 - Representatives from 21 South African political parties approved a new constitution.
1997 - First Union Corp. announced its purchase of CoreStates Financial Corp. for $16.1 billion. To date it was the largest banking deal in U.S. history.
2002 - U.N. arms inspectors returned to Iraq after a four-year hiatus, calling on Saddam Hussein's government to cooperate with their search for weapons of mass destruction.
2003 - The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-3 that the state constitution guarantees gay couples the right to marry
2009 - Two days before turning 92, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., became the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, at 56 years, 320 days.

ACTION ITEM:  Stop Vaccine Bills - Vote is Wednesday!!!

OPPOSE Ohio Bills HB 536 & SB 381 - New Vaccine Mandates for Childcare with Limited Vaccine Exemptions
The National Vaccine Information Center - We wanted to encourage you to immediately contact your Ohio legislators to vigorously oppose two bills scheduled for hearings in the Ohio Legislature for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 that add sweeping new vaccine mandates for childcare while offering unreasonable and limited vaccine exemptions.
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World News

US ramps up Iraq troop-training mission to counter growing ISIS threat
RT - Washington says the Pentagon is speeding up its efforts to train Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also mentioned that US troops already in Iraq would be used.

Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai’s ancestral land
The Guardian - Tanzania has been accused of reneging on its promise to 40,000 Masai pastoralists by going ahead with plans to evict them and turn their ancestral land into a reserve for the royal family of Dubai to hunt big game. Activists celebrated last year when the government said it had backed down over a proposed 1,500 sq km “wildlife corridor” bordering the Serengeti national park that would serve a commercial hunting and safari company based in the United Arab Emirates. Now the deal appears to be back on...

Out of ISS: Russia going solo with space station?
RT - The Russian space agency is reportedly considering construction of a high-altitude orbital station starting from 2017. This means that Moscow may walk away from the ISS after 2020, when its obligations under the current project are fulfilled.

Peter Kassig beheading: A new Isis video, but a different ending. What could it mean?
The Independent - Whatever may have changed, it did not help Mr Kassig. Yet the clear differences between the tape announcing his murder and the four that came before were striking and raised several questions. It does not show Mr Kassig being killed nor does it feature him, as was the case in the previous videos, making a last statement to the camera. Nor this time was a new captive identified for execution in the future.

Mistaken identity: French plane entered Swedish air space – not Russian as reported
RT - The Swedish military has confirmed a “Russian” aircraft that entered Swedish airspace on Saturday was actually French. The Expressen newspaper had falsely reported a Russian plane was "a couple of kilometers on the wrong side of the border.”

Australia, China sign free trade agreement
Press TV - After a decade of negotiations, Australia and China have signed a trade agreement which eliminates tariffs in the two countries' resources and agricultural sectors. The deal was signed on Monday during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Australia... The agreement will see 95 percent of Australian exports of goods, resources, and energy products to China become charge-free. Duties will be also lifted on agricultural exports, including meat and live animal shipments, and dairy products to China.

Global Economy Worst in Two Years on Sluggish Eurozone, Slowing China
Sputnik News - The world economy is performing at its two-year worst due to Europe’s near-deflation and China’s economic turmoil, caused by the lack of money liquidity as the US Fed tightening is concentrating investment capital in North America.... One of the main issues of the global economy today is a near-deflation Japan-like faltering growth in the Eurozone. "The euro zone is the best part of 20 percent of the global economy," James Knightley of ING told Reuters. “The longer the stagnation goes on the more Japan-like it becomes.”

The Real Reason Why Germany Halted Its Gold Repatriation From The NY Fed
Zero Hedge - Following the stunning announcement in January 2013 that the Bundesbank would repatriate 674 tons of gold from the NY Fed and the French Central Bank, a year later the Bundesbank followed up with a just as stunning revelation that of the 84 tons the bank was supposed to bring back home, it had managed to obtain just a paltry 37 tons, with only 5 tons originating from the NY Fed.

Ebola news

Ebola tests can show false negatives, doctors shocked to learn
(NaturalNews) Initially, when surgeon Martin Salia's Ebola test came back negative, he and his friends were elated. As noted by The Washington Post, they all sort of celebrated a bit, and relaxed, removing their protective gear and crying with him. But his symptoms would not go away, and when they lasted another week, Salia was tested once again, on Nov. 10. And this time, the test came back positive, "sending the Sierra Leonean doctor with ties to Maryland on a desperate, belated quest for treatment and forcing the colleagues who had embraced him into quarantine," the Post reported.

2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard Troops From 12 States To Deploy On Ebola Mission
Breitbart - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has signed an authorization to mobilize an estimated 2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers from 12 states to fight the lethal Ebola virus in West Africa. The U.S. Army has identified 16 Reserve and National Guard units from across the country to deploy in the spring of 2015 as part of Operation United Assistance, the official name of the Ebola mission.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Anonymous Leaks Map of Police Perimeter Around Ferguson
Kit Daniels - The hacker group Anonymous has reportedly leaked a map showing how law enforcement plans to surround Ferguson, Mo., in response to the riots expected after a jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. The red boundaries on the map contain the entire city of Ferguson as well as parts of nearby Florissant and Normandy and it’s quite likely the enclosed area will represent a Constitution-free zone. Federal agents are already present in and around Ferguson.

Ferguson Group Targets Include an Art Museum, Opera House and Botanical Garden
Kurt Nimmo - If the grand jury in Clayton, Missouri exonerates Officer Darren Wilson, the protest group Justice For Mike Brown plans to make companies and institutions completely unrelated to the case suffer. A map released shows a wide range of targets...

Neil Young Calls For Starbucks Boycott
The Inquisitr News - “I used to line up and get my latte everyday, but yesterday was my last one. Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling. Tell Starbucks to withdraw support for the lawsuit — we have a right to know what we put in our mouths. Starbucks doesn’t think you have the right to know what’s in your coffee. So it’s teamed up with Monsanto to sue the small U.S. state of Vermont to stop you from finding out.”

Obama opens door for Central American children to legally come to U.S.
Washington Times - The Obama administration quietly announced a program late last week to create a legal channel for thousands of Central American children to come to the U.S., a move designed to prevent a repeat of this summer’s illegal immigrant surge but which Republicans said amounted to “border sabotage.”

'Saudi prince paid for 9/11 pilots to learn to fly'
Daily Mail - A jihadist serving life in prison on terror charges brought in the wake of 9/11 has claimed the Saudi Arabian royal family helped finance the plot... The incredible claims were made in documents filed to a federal court in Oklahoma, in which Moussaoui says a prince 'was assisting me in my Islamic terrorist activities... and was doing so knowingly for Osama bin Laden'.

Navy Vet Labeled a “Terrorist” For Posting Images of DHS Vehicles in Missouri
Paul Joseph Watson - A Navy veteran was labeled a “terrorist” and fired from his job as a Houseman at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Chesterfield, Missouri after he posted a video of dozens of Homeland Security vehicles and asked if they were linked to impending civil unrest in Ferguson.

Economy & Business

Illinois Pension Debt Soars To $111 Billion
Zero Hedge - Pension debt in the Land of Lincoln is a big problem. So big, in fact, that it would take three years of a complete government shutdown, during which the entire general fund went toward pensions, just to break even. Illinois politicians have looted and mismanaged public-employee pension funds for decades. The system is no longer sustainable or affordable.

Indiana to Start Requiring Food Stamp Recipients to Work
Breitbart - Indiana will eliminate exemptions that require food stamp recipients look for work, a rules change that could see up to 65,000 food stamp recipients trimmed from the roles.

Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History
Common Dreams - Prepared by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the report—America’s Youngest Outcasts —shows that with poverty and inequality soaring in recent years, approximately 2.5 million children in 2013 found themselves without a roof over their head or place to call home. That number equals one in 30 American children nationally, and constitutes an 8 percent increase over the previous year.

Energy & Environment

Billion Gallons Of Fracking Wastewater Pumped Into Clean California Aquifiers: "Errors Were Made" State Admits
Zero Hedge - California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason Marshall, told NBC Bay Area, California state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump up to 3 billion gallons (call it 70 million barrels) of oil fracking-contaminated waste water into formerly clean aquifiers.

Science & Technology

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/17/14: Internet Gambling Ban and Crony Capitalism
Ron Paul - ...Congress may soon vote on legislation outlawing Internet gambling. It is an open secret, at least inside the Beltway, that this legislation is being considered as a favor to billionaire casino owner, Sheldon Adelson. Mr. Adelson, who is perhaps best known for using his enormous wealth to advance a pro-war foreign policy, is now using his political influence to turn his online competitors into criminals.

Microsoft Hires Dalek-style Robocops to Guard Silicon Valley HQ
IB Times - Computing giant Microsoft is one of the Silicon Valley companies that has hired robot security guards to protect and serve the streets around northern California's technology hub. The Knightscope K5 robot security guards are fitted with lasers, GPS and heat-detecting technology, and can predict where criminals will strike next and the likelihood of future crimes.

Tech heavyweights Facebook, Google, Apple support bill limiting NSA spying
RT - Technology companies are pressing the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act, a bill that would place limits on domestic surveillance operations run by the National Security Agency. They include some of the biggest names in the industry. Companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, AOL, Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Twitter are pressing the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act before the 2013 congressional session ends. The Senate is set to debate the bill on Tuesday. It needs 60 votes to clear a filibuster and move forward for an up-or-down vote.

ESA releases high-res pics of Philae’s bumpy landing
Press TV - The European Space Agency (ESA) has released high-resolution pictures of the Philae probe landing on Comet 67P. The pictures were taken with the Narrow Angle Camera on the Rosetta satellite, which dropped the probe towards the surface of 67P.


Survival Cooking With A Dutch Oven
Off the Grid News - Quick: you’ve got your emergency foods stored in the pantry, but how are you going to cook them? Think fast, because without an off-the-grid cooking method you could be stuck eating cold cans of kidney beans in the event of a power outage or major collapse. Fortunately, Dutch oven cooking is a skill everybody can learn.


Improving heart health, fighting cancer and four more reasons why you should use turmeric
(NaturalNews) Turmeric is one of nature's greatest gifts. Belonging to the ginger family, the ancient spice responsible for giving curry its yellow color is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in history. Experts suggest that turmeric may even have over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications and 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects.

One man's lung cancer death sentence permanently removed by honey and herbs
(NaturalNews) Thirteen years ago, Croatian doctors told Ante Kresich that his lung cancer was beyond treatment and to get things in order and prepare to die. It's unclear how he came upon using local raw honey with herbs, but he did, and he fully recovered.... The Cancer Tutor considers honey as an effective Trojan Horse to sneak in herbs that are anticancer, such as ginger, cinnamon or turmeric.... Remember: Use only raw, unpasteurized honey and organic or wild non-irradiated herbs.

8 Supplements and herbs to help you deal with stress
(NaturalNews) Times of high stress can affect your health, your sleep, and your entire sense of well-being. While chronic long-term stress is a cry for a change of lifestyle and a more serious intervention, sometimes we go through stressful periods knowing there is an end in sight. If this is your situation, know that a good diet, 8 hours of sleep a night, exercise and the following supplements can help see you through.

Walnuts, social activity and cognitive exercise help stave off dementia
(NaturalNews) Those looking to find ways to stave off dementia as they enter old age have just received a double-dose of good news. Two recent studies have indicated a couple of methods which offer significant protection for the human brain against the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Polyunsaturated fats reduce heart disease risk - find out how to add them to your diet
(NaturalNews) Perhaps the most confusing aspect of diet and nutrition revolves around fats and fatty acids. There are many disagreements with what fats are healthy and unhealthy, and very few of the different types of fats have a solid consensus on health.

5 Seniors Die after Flu Shot at Assisted Care Center in Georgia
Health Impact News - Health Impact News has just received urgent information from health care workers at Hope Assisted Living & Memory Care in Dacula, Georgia. According to our informants, on Friday November 7, 2014, all the residents received flu vaccinations. They all reportedly developed a fever immediately, and within one week, five of the residents died.

Pasteurized Milk Speeds Death, Heart Disease, Cancer, Bone Fractures; Yogurt and Cheese Have Opposite Effects
Green Med Info - Following a large study, surprise has coursed through the veins of the medical media that milk is not as good for you as once thought. But the less hyped impact of this large study reveals another, greater lesson: Pasteurized milk is harmful to our health while fermented dairy such as yogurt and cheese extends life and reduces cancer and heart disease.

10 Superfoods You Can Add to Your Coffee
Natural Blaze - Make food into both medicine and supplements by simply working them into your routine recipes. By doing so, you don't have to remember to take anything or choke down pills. You also don't bypass any digestive channels. You can feel better from the start of your day. Chances are, you have some of these ingredients hiding in your cabinet!

Monday - November 17, 2014 - Today in History:

1603 - Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for treason.
1798 - Irish nationalist leader Wolfe Tone committed suicide while in jail awaiting execution.
1800 - The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in the partially completed Capitol building.
1869 - The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
1903 - Russia's Social Democrats officially split into two groups - Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.
1904 - The first underwater submarine journey was taken, from Southampton, England, to the Isle of Wight.
1913 - The steamship Louise became the first ship to travel through the Panama Canal.
1922 - Siberia voted for union with the U.S.S.R.
1962 - Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by U.S. President Kennedy.
1970 - The Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1. The vehicle was released by Luna 17.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."
1979 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
1990 - A mass grave was discovered by the bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. The bodies were believed to be those of World War II prisoners of war.
1990 - The Soviet government agreed to change the country's constitution.
2001 - "Toys "R" Us Times Square - The Center of the Toy Universe" opened in New York City. 
2010 - A hand-count of votes affirmed the re-election of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the first Senate candidate in over 50 years to win a write-in campaign.
2010 - The first Guantanamo detainee to face civilian trial, Ahmed Ghailani, was convicted by federal jury in New York on one charge of conspiracy related to 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Ghailani's native Tanzania.

World News

Ukraine Claims Readiness for Military Confrontation With Russia
Sputnik News - Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko announced that the country's military prepared the first line of defense with active reserve members prepared and ready to deploy in any direction.

‘ISIS using water-tanks, fire-trucks to smuggle $1mn-worth oil daily’- refinery worker to RT
RT - Dozens of vehicles carrying oil leave Syria’s petroleum capital, Raqqa, currently under IS control, every hour, earning the extremist group a million dollars daily, according to an oil refinery employee in the occupied city, who has spoken to RT.

Russia fears ethnic cleansing in Ukraine amid rise of neo-Nazism – Putin
RT - As Kiev continues to amass its forces in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire and use radical nationalist groups as armed battalions, Moscow is concerned about possible ethnic cleansing there, Russian President Vladimir Putin told ARD in an interview.

ISIS video shows beheading of US hostage Peter Kassig
RT - US President Obama has confirmed the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig by Islamic State militants, after a video on social media purported to show his death. The militant group has further threatened to kill other US citizens “on your streets.”

Detailed map showing areas under control of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
War in Context - Reuters has produced the most detailed map of Syria and Iraq that I’ve seen thus far showing populated areas where a government or non-state armed group is dominant or control is contested. Maps shown on TV and elsewhere are often misleading because they usually depict vast areas of uninhabited desert being under ISIS control when in fact these are areas essentially outside any human control.

It Was Staged! Video of Syrian Boy Saving Girl Under Fire Was Shot in Malta
Eric Garris - It was a great video. It shows the young boy, about 8 years old, weave his way down a dusty street, dodging bullets to reach a terrified girl cowering behind a car. The boy even plays dead at one point to deceive the sharpshooters, who miss hitting both children as they appear to safely run off. The video went viral and was the lead story on Fox News. Everyone was talking about it…But, no, it wasn’t real. But it wasn’t a cheap fake either.

BRICS discuss ratification of new Bank, $100 bn CRA
The BRICS Post - Leaders of the five BRICS nations have met in Brisbane on Saturday ahead of the annual G20 Summit, aimed at boosting trade and economic ties between the group. The leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, South African President Jacob Zuma and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff discussed ratifying the newly formed $100 billion BRICS Bank and the $100 billion Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) by parliaments in the five countries.

Shocking amateur footage shows MH17 crash aftermath (Video)
RT - A new amateur video has surfaced showing the horrific aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 people on board in July.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Outrage builds over NY town’s plan to confiscate legally owned guns days after owners die
BizPac Review - Buffalo, N.Y., police unveiled a plan to confiscate legally owned guns days after their owners’ death, using an old, rarely enforced state law, Fox News reported.“We recently started a program where we’re cross-referencing all the pistol permit holders with the death records, and we’re sending people out to collect the guns whenever possible so that they don’t end up in the wrong hands,” Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derrenda` said at a news conference last week, according to WGRZ.

Pro-Second Amendment Ruling Stands - Ninth Circuit Rejects Attempts By California AG And Brady Campaign
Daily Caller - As we’ve been reporting, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed gun owners a tremendous victory in February by recognizing the Second Amendment protects a right to bear arms outside the home. The decision also invalidated the San Diego County Sheriff’s policy of issuing concealed carry permits only upon a showing of extraordinary need for self-protection that would distinguish the applicant “from the mainstream.”

GOP Rep's Campaign Donor Stands to Profit from Executive Amnesty
Breitbart - A defense contractor and top campaign contributor to House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) is in the running to get a contract to print millions of IDs and other government documents associated with the president’s planned executive amnesty, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.

Obama Comments On Grubergate: "I Did Not Mislead Americans" Even As Gruber Pocketed Millions
Zero Hedge - Alas, a question about Grubergate is precisely what Obama got when after preaching about "accountability to the people", a member of the press asked the head of the "most hypocritical transparent administration ever" if Obama "misled Americans" about the taxes and about keeping the plan "in order to get the bill passed?"… Obama's argument in a nutshell: "we had a lengthy argument" in the US about Obamacare.

Gruber Asked If Letter Was 'Written By My Adolescent Child'
The Daily Caller - This incident occurred in 2011 in Vermont, whose state health-care system Gruber was paid $400,000 to help construct. The outcome is now called Shumlincare. The video was posted at the website Mark Larson, the chairman of the state House’s Health Committee, read a letter from a man who was concerned about the implementation of a single-payer system in the state…Gruber was not sympathetic to those concerns, and instead resorted to mocking them.

Obamacare websites fail on day one, again
USA Today - Open enrollment on the federal site kicked off relatively smoothly in many parts of the nation Saturday, although there were reports in some areas that consumers and brokers had problems logging into accounts.

USPS Bemoans Massive Data Breach But Continues Surveillance Program
The New American - A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) revealed recently that more than 800,000 employees of the government-owned postal monopoly had “names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, beginning and end dates of employment, [and] emergency contact information” exposed in a massive online data breach.

Police Officers Draw Guns During Unannounced ‘Active Shooter Drill’ At Elementary School
CBS News - Students, teachers and parents were taken by surprise after an “active shooter drill” brought the Winter Haven middle school into lockdown as armed police officers burst into classrooms with their weapons drawn.

2nd Grader’s Homework Teaches ‘The Government GIVES Us Our Rights’
The Daily Sheeple - Apparently this homework sheet given out to 2nd graders about “Being a Good Citizen” is teaching them that the government GIVES us our rights. And the government doesn’t just give us our rights, but the government specifically gives us “special privileges called rights.”

First School Installs $100K Shooting Detection System: “Alerts of Gunfire Within 1 Second, Near Zero False Alerts”
Mac Slavo - Introducing: the first school installation of a Shooting Detection System, brought to you by DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and its affiliated contractors. This $100,000 detection system alerts authorities automatically to gunfire with the aim of cutting response time, but it can’t stop bullets or save lives – at least not in any direct sense...

About $11 million spent in manhunt for Eric Frein (Video)
Christian Science Monitor - Pennsylvania State Police and other state and federal agencies spent about $10.5 million on personnel, including $6.9 million for overtime and $2.8 million for benefits, during the 48-day search for Eric Frein, charged with slaying a trooper.

Election News

The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War
Paul Craig Roberts - Glenn Greenwald has revealed that Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate of the banksters and warmongers. Pam and Russ Martens note that Elizabeth Warren is the populist alternative. I doubt that a politician who represents the people can acquire the campaign funds needed to run a campaign. If Warren becomes a threat, the Establishment will frame her with bogus charges and move her aside. Hillary as president would mean war with Russia.

Economy & Business

Obamacare = A Death Panel For The U.S. Economy
Economic Collapse - Did you know that some Americans are being hit with health insurance rate increases of more than 500 percent?... Obamacare is a slow-motion train wreck of epic proportions, and the full effect of this law is only beginning to be felt. In the end, the economic impact of this law will likely be measured in the trillions of dollars.

By the gallon, milk is now more expensive than gasoline in America
(NaturalNews) For years, Americans have been getting fleeced at the gas pump -- with regular fuel at prices surpassing $3 a gallon and, for brief periods of time since 2008, more than $4 a gallon.

Veteran News

U.S. government houses veterans in dilapidated building filled with mold, bedbugs and disease-carrying rats
(NaturalNews) It's becoming clear -- honorable US service men and women are becoming nothing more than expendable numbers filed away in a system set up to profit off their service, rather than respect and honor their service.

Energy & Environment

House Vote in Favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline an Act of War
Lakota Voice - Rosebud, SD – In response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal President announced that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) recognizes the authorization of this pipeline as an act of war.... “The House has now signed our death warrants and the death warrants of our children and grandchildren. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will not allow this pipeline through our lands,” said President Scott of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Science & Technology

State Dept computers hacked, email shut down
(AP) - A senior department official said Sunday that "activity of concern" was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported incident that targeted the White House computer network. That incident was made public in late October, but there was no indication then that the State Department had been affected. Since then, a number of agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service and the National Weather Service, have reported attacks.

Wireless Technology: The “Trojan Horse” Attack on Public Health
Memory Hole Blog - It’s the amount of energy it takes to begin heating up your body like a microwave oven does. By the way, cellphones and wireless use the same frequency–2.4 gigahertz–as do microwave ovens. So they have the most harmful effects. The reason a microwave oven works is that it’s the frequency that has the most resonance with water. It heats up the water most … The same thing happens in the body because we’re made of 80% water or more. The body’s water resonates with this and absorbs the radiation. It couldn’t be more of a deadly weapon.

AT&T Stops Using Undeletable Phone Tracking IDs
Common Dreams - The move comes after AT&T and Verizon received a slew of critical news coverage for inserting tracking numbers into their subscribers' Internet activity, even after users opted out. Last month, ProPublica reported that Twitter's mobile advertising unit was enabling its clients to use the Verizon identifier. The tracking numbers can be used by sites to build a dossier about a person's behavior on mobile devices – including which apps they use, what sites they visit and for how long.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

81% of reviewed GM crops were approved without any scientific safety studies, researchers find
(NaturalNews) Nearly all genetically modified (GM) crops approved by governments worldwide received that approval in spite of a complete lack of published, peer-reviewed research supporting their safety, according to a new study published in the risk-assessment journal Environment International.

Toshiba's high-tech grow rooms are churning out lettuce that never needs washing
Quartz - Toshiba, the Japanese technology conglomerate with a lineage dating back to the 19th century, is looking for growth in a whole new way. In a sterilized clean room about 35 miles outside of Tokyo, where Toshiba used to make floppy disks in the 1980s and 90s, the company is now starting to grow thousands of lettuce plants as it expands into indoor agriculture.

McDonald's won't buy Simplot's GMO potato
(AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company's oldest business partners — McDonald's — hasn't. The Idaho Statesman reports that the fast-food giant says it doesn't use genetically modified potatoes and has no plans to change that policy.

Maui Votes to Halt Genetically Modified Crop Cultivation; Monsanto and Dow Sue
AllGov - Seed companies Monsanto and Dow spent $8 million to try to defeat a proposal that would ban cultivation of genetically modified organisms in Maui County, Hawaii, in this month’s general election. The initiative passed anyway and now the seed companies are suing to prevent its enforcement.


Polar Vortex Power Outage? 5 Ways to Stay Warm When the Grid Goes Down
Natural Blaze - Last week, esteemed physicist Michio Kaku made a rather dire and unexpected announcement on CBS. A massive cold front is moving down the continental United States, that is being caused by Superstorm Nuri.... Temperatures are expected to reach as low as -30 degrees in some parts of the country, and the effects might be felt as far south as Florida.


15 Amazing Effects Music Has On Your Health - Many people don’t know this but listening to music is not just something that brings joy, it can also improve your health in a variety of ways and scientists have proven that through many researches. Read on to find how music can make your life more awesome.

Maca: the perfect food for balancing our hormones
(NaturalNews) In today's world of widespread pollution and gender-bending chemicals, it can often be difficult to keep our hormones in balance. Even the most health-conscious of us are assaulted on all sides by a large number of poisons, such as BPA, that can disrupt our endocrine systems and cause havoc in our bodies.... Thankfully, nature does provide us with a small number of foods that contain noted hormone-balancing properties.

Vaccines—Are They Still Contributing to the Greater Good? (Video)
Dr. Mercola - The producers of this film are allowing a full and FREE viewing through 11/21. The multiple-award winning documentary, The Greater Good, was initially released three years ago. Weaving together stories of families whose lives have been forever altered by vaccine damage, the film reveals how modern medicine, especially when driven by politics, ideology, and big business, can rob you of some of your most basic human rights, including voluntary, informed consent to medical risk-taking.

Is Olive Leaf Nature’s Answer to Diabetes Treatment?
Green Med Info - Researchers from the University of Auckland have determined that olive leaf extract has the ability to decrease insulin resistance and increase the production of insulin by the pancreas.

Olive oil protects heart from air pollution, lowers blood pressure
(NaturalNews) The Mediterranean Diet has received plenty of praise in recent years for its role in protecting against disease. And two new studies provide further clarity as to why this is the case, having found that the olive oil component of the popular diet helps to not only protect against the damaging effects of environmental pollution but also lower blood pressure in folks who consume it alongside nitrate-rich vegetables.

5 Surprising Reasons You’re Packing On Extra Weight
Natural Blaze - While calories are definitely a crucial part of the equation, there are a number of other environmental and lifestyle factors that are likely to play a much more significant role, mainly because most people don’t realize they’re affected by them, and therefore fail to address them.

13 Chemicals Used In U.S. Food Products That Are Banned In Other Countries
Natural Blaze - The difference between the US and the rest of the world is that once something is proven to be harmful, the Food and Drug Administration disagrees mostly, and the chemicals are still allowed to be widely used in food production, while many other countries ban these additives and find safer alternatives. Why does this happen? Mostly because many American citizens are just uninformed and uneducated on this matter, they choose to not speak out against it, and instead they keep buying the products that contain these harmful chemicals.

The Dangers of Eating Late at Night
Dr. Mercola - Do you eat dinner late at night and go to bed less than three hours later? Do you also suffer from unexplained post-nasal drip, cough, and difficulty swallowing? These could be signs of acid reflux, which, unbeknownst to many, can occur without the telltale signs of heartburn and indigestion.

Pet News

10 Household Hazards for Pet Birds
Dr. Becker - They're in virtually every home and are the leading cause of pet poisonings... and yes, that includes birds. They cause major side effects and birds metabolize them so fast it qualifies as a life-threatening emergency. For the love of your bird, please keep these hidden well.

Dogs communicate with humans using newly developed wearable technology
(NaturalNews) Maybe you're familiar with Cybercop and Cyborg Cop TV shows and movies, maybe not. But you are most likely not familiar with cyber dogs. They're actually rescue dogs in an experimental phase of developing Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog (CEWD) technology. The purpose is to enhance communication between humans and dogs, especially for the service of search and rescue teams.

Is Your Dog Ready to Go Paleo?
Dr. Becker - Dr. Jean explains that in Paleo Dog, she advocates not only for a Paleo diet for canine companions, but a complete Paleo lifestyle. The lifestyle includes training, energetic exercise, proper rest, grounding, avoiding unnecessary toxins of all kinds, and reducing stress. Dr. Jean discusses the inevitable criticism she’ll receive from processed pet food promoters who make it a point to bash any and all raw diets for pets. She explains the motivation behind the campaign against raw pet food, and why it’s smart to simply ignore the tired old “scary bacteria” warnings.

Friday - November 14, 2014 - Today in History:

1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.
1881 - Charles J. Guiteau's trial began for the assassination of U.S. President Garfield. Guiteau was convicted and hanged the following year.
1922 - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service.
1935 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved. The Tydings-McDuffie Act planned for the Phillipines to be completely independent by July 4, 1946.
1940 - During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers attacked
1969 - Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, FL.
1969 - During the Vietnam War, Major General Bruno Arthur Hochmuth, commander of the Third Marine Division, became the first general to be killed in Vietnam by enemy fire.
1979 - U.S. President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the taking of 63 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.
1983 - The British government announced that U.S.-made cruise missiles had arrived at the Greenham Common air base amid protests.
1989 - The U.S. Navy ordered an unprecedented 48-hour stand-down in the wake of a recent string of serious accidents.
1991 - After 13 years in exile Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland.
1994 - U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord that opened such sites to outside inspections.
1995 - The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews.
1999 - The United Nations imposed sanctions on Afghanistan for refusing to hand over terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden.

World News

Putin: Russian Economy Won’t Be Dominated by ‘Dollar Dictatorship’
Sputnik News - Russia plans to leave the “dollar dictatorship” of market oil prices and turn to using the country’s national currency and the Chinese yuan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. “We are leaving the dictatorship of the market where oil goods are based on the dollar and will increase the possibilities of using [other] national currencies: the ruble and the yuan,” Putin said in an interview with the Russian state news agency TASS.

‘Economic isolation a breach of intl law': Top takeaways from Putin ahead of G20
RT - Vladimir Putin says the G20 must address global imbalances together, and economic isolation, especially in the case of sanctions, which not only leads nowhere but is a crude violation of international economic law. Here are the Russian president’s top takeaways ahead of the G20 summit being held in Brisbane, Australia from November 14-15.

Israeli Government To Refuse Entry to UN Team Investigating War Crimes in Gaza
Common Dreams - 'It's business as usual,' says critic, for Netanyahu government 'to commit severe human rights violations and war crimes and refuse to be held accountable.' Israel announced Wednesday it will refuse entry to United Nations human rights investigators who seek to probe potential war crimes committed in the latest 50-day military assault on Gaza.

Weapons that Choose Their Own Kill Targets are Wave of Future…and Already in Use
AllGov - At least three nations have deployed missiles that can destroy enemy positions without any guidance from human operators. “An autonomous weapons arms race is already taking place,”said physicist Steve Omohundro. Norway has the Joint Strike Missile, which can lock in on targets without human control. The Pentagon is testing Lockheed's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, but officials won’t say if it can attack on its own. Many fear autonomous weapons will make warfare more likely or destructive.

Putin "Prepares For Economic War", Buys Whopping 55 Tonnes Of Gold In Q3
Zero Hedge - Just as China is buying 'cheap' oil with both hands and feet, so Russia, according to the latest data from The World Zero Hedge - Gold Council (WGC) has been buying gold in huge size. Dwarfing the rest of the world's buying in Q3, Russia added a stunning 55 tonnes to its reserves, as The Telegraph reports, Putin is taking advantage of lower gold prices to pack the vaults of Russia's central bank with bullion as it "prepares for the possibility of a long, drawn-out economic war with the West." Bottom line: Russia bought more gold in Q3 then all other countries combined.

Independent inquiry: New radar data indicates other jets on MH17 course before crash
Rt - New radar data indicating that military aircraft were in the air near Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 has been released by a Russian air safety consultancy.

Northern Europe beefs up air patrols to oppose ‘Russian invasion’
RT - Eight northern European nations have agreed to step up military training and data sharing to oppose an alleged "invasion" of airspace by Russia. Moscow increased its air patrols after NATO beefed up its European presence in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.

Spain to hold symbolic Palestinian vote
Press TV - The Spanish parliament plans to hold a symbolic vote next week on a resolution to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, following similar measures in several other European countries.

Stuxnet patient zero: Kaspesky Lab identifies worm’s first victims in Iran
RT - Nearly four years after the notorious worm Stuxnet wreaked havoc on Iranian nuclear centrifuges, Kaspersky Lab has identified patient zero for the world’s “first cyber weapon.”

UN official urges more help in fight against Boko Haram
Press TV - The UN special representative for Central Africa has warned of the spread of the atrocities by Takfiri Boko Haram militants to beyond Nigeria, calling for increased international support for the fight against the group.

11,000 Brazilians killed by police in 5 years: Study
Press TV - A new study shows over 11,000 Brazilians were killed in police operations between 2009 and 2013, averaging six deaths each day. Brazilian police killed 11,197 people from 2009 to 2013, a Sao Paulo-based NGO, called Brazilian Forum on Public Safety, said on Tuesday, accusing police of making "abusive use of lethal force."

Russian Watchdog to Limit Canadian Pork Imports Over Feed Additives
Sputnik News - “During laboratory testing…a stable increase of instances over the last 10 months has revealed that a number of harmful and dangerous substances, including ractopamine, a pharmaceutical muscle growth stimulator prohibited in the Customs Union, was found,” a statement by the watchdog said. Ractopamine is banned in the European Union, mainland China and Russia.

Ebola news

Bleach, hand sanitizer could cause Ebola to be transmitted through skin
(NaturalNews) The Ebola narrative has now come full circle with scientists from the Institute of Medicine (IoM) hinting that it might be possible for the hemorrhagic disease to transfer directly through the skin. Thomas Ksiarek from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) says viral skin penetration has not been officially dismissed as a possible mode of transmission, and that liquids like bleach and hand sanitizer could increase this transmission risk.

Ebola Death Toll Exceeds 5,000: WHO
Sputnik News - “A total of 14 098 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal) up to the end of 9 November. There have been 5160 reported deaths,” the report published on the organization’s website read.

Doctors Without Borders Announce Ebola Treatment Trials in West Africa
Sputnik News - According to the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, separate trials of experimental drugs against the Ebola virus disease will be led by three different research partners in West Africa.

Liberia Lifts Ebola State of Emergency: President
Sputnik News - Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, announced on Thursday the end of the state of emergency in the country imposed amid the Ebola virus outbreak in August.... The president stressed, however, that the measure does not mean the fight against the deadly virus is drawing to a close.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama’s Secret Treaty Would Be The Most Important Step Toward A One World Economic System
Economic Collapse - Thanks to leaks, we have learned that so many of the things that Obama has deeply wanted for years are in this treaty. If adopted, this treaty will fundamentally change our laws regarding Internet freedom, healthcare, copyright and patent protection, food safety, environmental standards, civil liberties and so much more. This treaty includes many of the rules that alarmed Internet activists so much when SOPA was being debated, it would essentially ban all "Buy American" laws, it would give Wall Street banks much more freedom to trade risky derivatives and it would force even more domestic manufacturing offshore.

Krauthammer: ‘Impeachable Offense’
Weekly Standard - Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News tonight that amnesty via executive order is an “impeachable offense.” "If the circumstances were different, if we were at the beginning of a presidency, if we hadn't had years when the Congress has been supine and unresponsive at other grabs of their authority by the executive--like Obama unilaterally changing Obamacare after it was passed about 30 times with no response from the Congress--the same as Obama essentially re-writing some of the drug laws.

Just six powerful corporations control almost all the information you see and hear
(NaturalNews) Thirty years ago, the diversity of the world's news media was broad. In 1983, some 50 companies owned "the media" in the U.S. and the world; obviously, with so many companies vying for listeners, viewers and readers, competition was intense -- not just for audience but for advertisers as well.

Sheriffs Rally In DC Against Amnesty For Illegals
Daily Paul - Once again the Sheriffs of America are taking a stand to save our country. Sheriffs from all across the nation are calling on their fellow Sheriffs to rally in Washington DC on December 10, 2014, to fight against Obama's plan to grant amnesty to 15 million illegals.

St. Louis Schools – Townships Warn Residents to STOCK UP ON WATER, FOOD, MEDICINE Before #MikeBrown Decision
Gateway Pundit - Local officials fear a violent response to the St. Louis County Court’s decision. Over three dozen businesses were vandalized and looted during the Ferguson rioting in August. The City of Berkeley, near Ferguson, released this statement warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the verdict is announced. *Make sure you have plenty of bottled water (a gallon per person per day), and non-perishable, easy-to-access food in case you cannot get to a local store for a few days.

Police Claim Minority Report-Style Pre-Crime Program Reduces Crime Rate
Mikael Thalen - Predictive policing software, which utilizes mathematical algorithms often used in earthquake prediction, examines several years’ worth of crime and sociological data in order to predict where a crime will likely occur down to a 500-square-foot area. According to Capt. Rick Armendariz, the software has brought crime down to a three-year low, despite less officers patrolling the streets due to budget cuts.

Economy & Business

A Fiat Currency Cannot Change Its Toilet Paper DNA - By Matthias Chang (14/11/14) - Toilet paper money will always remain as toilet paper. The financial DNA of such a paper can not change. No amount of tinkering of the DNA can change the nature of the toilet paper money - Download the .pdf at the link above.

"Paper Gold" And Its Effect On The Gold Price
Zero Hedge - Gold dropped to new lows of $1,130 per ounce last week. This is surprising because it doesn’t square with the fundamentals. China and India continue to exert strong demand on gold, and interest in bullion coins remains high. In other words, it doesn’t add up.

‘Occupy made it possible’: JPMorgan whistleblower Fleischmann to Max Keiser
RT - Alayne Fleischmann, a former lawyer at JPMorgan Chase, whose testimony helped secure a $13 billion fine for the bank, says that most big-time fraudsters have got away scot-free, and claims that only continued public interest can ensure they are punished. n 2006, Fleischmann worked in a team that repackaged individual home loans as securities. She witnessed a host of violations, including never-to-be-repaid subprime loans being mis-sold as reliable investments, helping to heat the market that sparked the worldwide financial crisis in 2008.

Science & Technology

Feds gather phone data from the sky with aircraft-mimicking cell towers
Ars Technica - Sources tell WSJ that police are watching cell phones from the sky. On Thursday afternoon, the Wall Street Journal published a report saying that the US Marshals Service (USMS) was using small, fixed-wing Cessnas equipped with so-called “dirtboxes”—receivers that act like cellphone towers—to gather data from citizens' phones below. The purpose of such collection is to target and spy on criminal suspects, but the data from any citizen's phone is collected by such devices.

Amazon Looking For Ex-Military Personnel To Fly Drones
Steve Watson - While Amazon continues to test drones in the US, it seems that the company is moving further forward with its “Prime Air” delivery scheme in the UK. This is possibly due to the fact that the Federal Aviation Administration has not moved to ease restrictions on private drone operation in the US, despite Amazon seeking permission to fly drones back in July.


What If Your Life Depended On What You Could Carry in One Bag?
The Daily Sheeple - A lot has been written about the “perfect bug-out bag” and “how much your bug-out bag should weigh.” But until now, it was all just theory.

45 MORE Signs That You Might Be One of Those Crazy Preppers
Natural Blaze - A while back, I wrote an article called “30 Signs That You’re One of Those Crazy Preppers.” Lots of readers got into the spirit of things, since it was pretty darned relatable. We all know these are actually signs of sanity, but we’re used to being misunderstood by the unprepared and, sometimes it’s fun to have a good laugh about their misconceptions of what we actually do.


Maintaining proper magnesium levels lower diabetes risk by 37%
(NaturalNews) Sufficient magnesium intake may help deter the onset of diabetes, particularly in those exhibiting precursor symptoms, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Stevia vs. Splenda - choosing the right sweetener
(NaturalNews) As the dangers associated with refined sugar consumption go mainstream, many people are looking for safe alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth. And two of the more popular sweetener alternatives on the market today, Stevia and Splenda, claim to provide a safe dose of sweet without the calories and sugar rush. So which one should health-conscious folks choose?

12 Natural Remedies For Eczema, Rashes and a Range of Persistent Skin Conditions
Prevent Disease -The standard treatment for the medical community for eczema is corticosteroid creams which only suppress symptoms without addressing underlying causes. Chemical creams such as topical immunomodulators are also associated with cancer risks. Here are some effective natural remedies which can tackle even severe cases of skin inflammation.

Popular Fireball Whisky recalled in three countries due to toxic antifreeze ingredient
(NaturalNews) That chemical is known as propylene glycol (PG) and, though "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the "clear, colorless, slightly syrupy liquid" is a synthetic additive that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) lists as a "toxic substance." European Union regulations prohibit the use of PG at levels that are considered acceptable in the U.S., and that are used in Fireball.

Seeds having amazing health benefits
Natural News Blogs - Seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals, they are an excellent source of fiber, protein and antioxidants, and they are the richest plant with source of omega-3 fatty acids. Every seed has something different to provide to the body- from pomegranate, hemp to chia. But it is important to know which ones deliver health benefits before choosing to have one.

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)
Healthy Home Economist - The bad news is that the problem lies with the manner in which wheat is harvested by conventional wheat farmers.... Standard, recommended wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and easier to harvest than live ones

Pet News

ALERT: Reports of sick and dying pets linked to a Purina Pet Food!
Susan Thixton - I’ve heard from many readers concerned of the recent Internet reports of sick and dying pets linked to a Purina Pet Food. I turned to FDA asking if the agency has received complaints on the Purina foods. When an story was published highlighting several recent pet deaths linked to a Purina pet food, I started hearing from many readers. Everyone had similar concerns – is there going to be a recall? The amazing thing is – no one that wrote me provides their pet a Purina product. Everyone’s concern was for other pets – other pet owners. Everyone that contacted me was wanting to help – wanting to prevent pet illness and death.

Thursday - November 13, 2014 - Today in History:

1775 - During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal.
1789 - Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
1927 - The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
1956 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.
1971 - The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.
1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that the U.S. had sent "defensive weapons and spare parts" to Iran. He denied that the shipments were sent to free hostages, but that they had been sent to improve relations.
1997 - Iraq expelled six U.N. arms inspectors that were U.S. citizens.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky signed a deal with St. Martin's Press for the North American rights to her story about her affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed an executive order that would allow for military tribunals to try any foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. It was the first time since World War II that a president had taken such action.
2003 - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was thrown off the bench by a judicial ethics panel after refusing to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse.
2009 - Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to try professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in civilian court in New York City. (The Obama administration later backed off the plan.)
2009 - NASA announced that water had been discovered on the moon. The discovery came from the planned impact on the moon of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS).

World News

Russia denies NATO accusations over troops in Ukraine
(Reuters) - Russia denied accusations by NATO on Wednesday that it has sent tanks and troops to eastern Ukraine in the past few days. NATO's top military commander Philip Breedlove said in Bulgaria the alliance had spotted military equipment arriving from Russia in regions of east Ukraine that are held by pro-Russian separatist rebels.

Where are the bodies, MH17 families ask
(Reuters) - Attempts to recover parts of the aircraft and human remains have repeatedly been called off due to fighting on the ground. Families also say the Dutch government is not giving them enough information. One law firm has said it is preparing to sue the government for negligence over its handling of the case.

Russia Announces Deployment of Bombers Over Gulf of Mexico
Kurt Nimmo - Russia will send long-ranger bombers on regular patrols over the Gulf of Mexico, according to military officials. Following moves by NATO in response to the crisis in Ukraine, Sergei Shoigu, the Minister of Defense for the Russian Federation and General of the Army, said “we have to maintain military presence in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, as well as the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.”

Kiev not fully committed to ceasefire, amasses troops along E. Ukraine front line – Russia
RT - Kiev is not fully committed to the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, Russian deputy UN ambassador Aleksandr Pankin said during Wednesday's UN Security Council meeting. He added that the Ukrainian military is amassing forces along the front line.

Obama’s Syria strategy review focuses on ISIS, Assad govt – report
RT - Unhappy with the results of the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama has reportedly ordered a review of America’s strategy – one that could include the removal of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

China Jails CIA’s Uighur Imams
Kurt Nimmo - China has imprisoned around two dozen Uighur Muslim leaders in the western region of Xinjiang for “illegal religious activities.”... Aljazeera reports China is concerned enemies of the state in Xinjiang may receive support from Islamists in nearby Pakistan and Afghanistan. Left out of the Aljazeera report is the fact Uighur Muslims were present at Osama bin Laden’s CIA-ISI and Saudi funded training camps in Afghanistan prior to 2001. According to journalist Eric Margolis, the CIA used third parties in the effort to train the Uighur.

America Watches In Stunned Disbelief As Afghanistan Jails Two Failed Bank Executives
Zero Hedge - The Kabul Bank's former chairman Sherkhan Farnood and former chief executive officer Khalillulah Ferozi were sentenced live on television, after a two-day appeal against earlier sentences of five years in prison. They have already served more than four years of the original sentence. A panel of five judges at the Kabul Appeals Court also fined Farnood more than $237 million.

Ebola News

Full-scale ‘Ebola’ pandemic drill to go live Nov. 13, FEMA, crisis actors, role players involved - Obama Admin and media to hype ‘Ebola outbreak’ simultaneously as a full-scale FEMA pandemic exercise is carried out Nov. 13 in NYC, NJ — Crisis actors, role players to be used.

Ebola workers ask Congress for help
(AP) - A top U.S. official outlined plans Wednesday for clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with the disclosure of a new cluster of cases in Mali and reports that the death toll had surpassed 5,000.

Number of Ebola-affected orphans in Liberia triples; patients mysteriously 'disappearing'; epidemic out of control in 80% of country
(NaturalNews) The worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa is creating scores of orphan children, many of whom are likely infected as well, even as large numbers of carriers are "disappearing" from official tallies.

Ebola Finds New Hotspots Outside Liberian Capital
ABC News - A schoolteacher brought his sick daughter from Liberia's capital to this small town of 300 people. Soon he and his entire family were dead and buried in the forest nearby, along with an increasing number of residents. The community of Jenewonde has become a new hotspot for the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. With cases on the decline in the capital, officials must now turn their attention to hard-to-reach places where the disease is flaring.

U.S. News, Politics &  Government

Contrary to News Headlines, Robin Williams Was on Antidepressant Drugs at the Time of His Death - “The antidepressant found in Williams toxicology test, Mirtazapine (Remeron), has 10 drug regulatory agency warnings citing suicidal ideation.”

Penalty For Uninsured Not Signing Up For Obamacare To More Than Triple
CBS News - Uninsured Americans who decide not to enroll will face a penalty of $325 per person, more than tripling the $95 penalty those who did not enroll had to pay the first time around. Children under the age of 18 will be fined $162.50. The maximum amount an uninsured family will be penalized is $975 under the flat-rate method.

TX Mom Upset Over School’s “Extreme and Excessive” Punishment for Missed Assignment
Activist Post - Ia student misses a homework assignment, what is the appropriate consequence? The punishment doled out to seventh graders at a middle school in Texas has brought attention to this issue – and much debate among parents and educators.

California governor bans commercial GM salmon production
(NaturalNews) Under the new law, no cultivation or spawning of "transgenic salmonids" will be permitted in any of California's fresh or Pacific waters. Even research into GM salmonids is prohibited, if it is intended for commercial purposes.... But the CFS has warned that the law still allows non-commercial GM fish research to take place in California. This makes the ban easy to bypass, they warned.

VIDEO: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week
Fox News - President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News. The president's plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.

THIRD Gruber Video Reveals How Administration Sought to Hide Obamacare Tax
Paul Joseph Watson - Despite claiming that he spoke “off the cuff” when he said that a “lack of transparency” was key in fooling ‘stupid Americans’ to accept the passage of Obamacare, a third video has emerged of MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber in which he admits that the administration exploited Americans’ “lack of economic understanding” to hide the fact that ACA was a direct tax on the customer.

U.S. states’ pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency
(Reuters) – Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week. Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted this month to allow the use of marijuana, boosting the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.

Court denies California challenge to end concealed weapons restrictions
RT - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that California cannot challenge a previous decision that overruled the state’s restrictions on concealed weapons and declared them unconstitutional.

Under Texas Bill, Cops To Collect Traffic Fines On the Spot Via Credit or Debit Card
Blacklisted News - H.B. No. 121, introduced on Monday by State Rep. Allen Fletcher, concerns “an alternative means of payment of certain criminal fines and court costs.”

DC Schools Strip Christmas From Calendar After Muslims Complain
Paul Joseph Watson - The Montgomery County school district in suburban Washington, DC has voted to strip Christmas from the school calendar after complaints by Muslims, who say the move doesn’t go far enough. In a 7-1 vote, Montgomery’s Board of Education removed references to Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah from next year’s school calendar, replacing them with ambiguous terms such as “winter break” and “student holidays.”

Harvard students take the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test and every single person FAILED
Daily Mail - Just 50 years ago, states in the South asked voters who couldn't provide proof of a fifth grade education to pass the test in order to be eligible to cast a ballot. The test was intended to disenfranchise African-Americans, who in order to pass had to correctly answer all 30 questions in 10 minutes. Despite their Ivy League pedigree, none of the students managed to pass the test and their reactions as they struggled to make sense of the obtuse questions was filmed.

Veteran News

Cuts in Military Mean Job Losses for Career Staff
NY Times - For the first time since the end of the Cold War in the 1990s, the Army is shrinking. Faced with declining budgets, the Army, the largest of the services, cut its force this year to 508,000 soldiers from 530,000, with plans to trim another 20,000 troops next year. If funding cuts mandated by Congress continue, the Army could have fewer than 450,000 soldiers by 2019 — the smallest force since World War II.

Energy & Environment

Proposed Water Rule Could Put ‘Property Rights of Every American Entirely at the Mercy’ of EPA
The Daily Signal - It seems incredible, but a single missing word could turn a water law into a government land grab so horrendous even a U.S. Supreme Court justice warned it would “put the property rights of every American entirely at the mercy of Environmental Protection Agency employees.” The missing word is “navigable.”

GMO trees proposed to "rescue" American chestnut from invasive fungus
Ars Technica - The relationship between the US public and genetically modified organisms is a bit ambiguous. Efforts to label GMO foods were defeated in California, while some Hawaiian islands have banned the planting of GMO crops. But for most Americans, these issues remain pretty abstract. That may change thanks to work taking place in upstate New York. There, scientists are planning the return of an American icon in a genetically modified form. And if all goes according to plan, ten thousand GMO chestnut trees could be ready to plant in as little as five years.

VIDEO: Boehner, Republicans Blast ‘Job-Crushing’ Emissions Deal With China
Roll Call - Republicans in Washington are already pushing back hard against the carbon-emissions deal that President Barack Obama and Chinese leaders announced in Beijing Wednesday. “Job-crushing,” said Speaker John A. Boehner. Mitch McConnell, the presumed next Senate majority leader, also weighed in against the deal, which calls for the U.S. to cut emissions by as much as 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. China agreed to begin reducing its own emissions by 2030.

Frackquake: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Throughout Kansas
Zero Hedge - While it is unclear if moments ago the Mississippian Lime Play under south Kansas was the first major shale quake to hit Kansas, or this was simply the first yet to be named shale company going Chapter 11, but moments ago the USGS reported that a 4.8 quake located 30 miles SSW of Wichita as well as a various other smaller quakes in north Oklahoma, shook the two states.

Science & Technology

DARPA wants to turn existing planes into drone motherships
Ars Technica - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) kicked off a program seeking ways to convert existing large aircraft into drone carriers that could launch waves of unmanned aircraft a safe distance from a target to carry out a mission and then recover them—all while in flight. DARPA issued a request for information (RFI) kicking off the program November 7.

Watch out: the US government wants to pass new spying laws behind your back
The Guardian - Now, as the post-election lame-duck session opens on Wednesday in Washington, the Senate might try to sneak through a “cybersecurity” bill that would, as the ACLU puts it, “create a massive loophole in our existing privacy laws”. The vague and ambiguous law would essentially allow companies like Google and Facebook to hand over even more of your personal information to the US government, all of which could ultimately end up in the hands of the NSA and the FBI.

Senator Reid Moves Forward With NSA Reform Bill
EFF - We're pleased to see Sen. Harry Reid move toward a final vote on the Senate version of the USA FREEDOM Act, S. 2685.... The USA FREEDOM Act is a good first step towards successful surveillance reform. It will limit the NSA's program collecting Americans' calling records, introduce a special advocate into the secretive court overseeing the spying, and introduce much needed transparency requirements

ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption
EFF - Recently, Verizon was caught tampering with its customer's web requests to inject a tracking super-cookie. Another network-tampering threat to user safety has come to light from other providers: email encryption downgrade attacks. In recent months, researchers have reported ISPs in the US and Thailand intercepting their customers' data to strip a security flag—called STARTTLS—from email traffic.


16 Tips for Coping Without Running Water
Natural Blaze - Every prepper worth their salt stores water and lots of it. Not only that, they store one, two, three or more ways to purify water. That is all well and good because you never know when a disaster or other disruptive event may occur and those water resources will be called upon for drinking, cleaning, hygiene, and sanitation purposes.


Mercury, root canals, cavitations - Is your mouth killing you?
(NaturalNews) Few people are aware that auto-immune disease, chronic illnesses, and acute illnesses may be related to mercury poisoning from dental fillings or unresolved infection involving a root canal or extraction. In our society, conventional medicine and conventional dentistry both separate the mouth from the rest of the body, not realizing the synergistic relationship between each tooth and vital organs or the mouth's ability to create systemic illness. Systemic illness is also often a sign of undiagnosed oral disease.

Three natural remedies for removing skin tags
(NaturalNews) Skin tags are small growths of skin that appear on the surface of the skin, usually on the face, neck, underarms, chest or groin. These small skin growths are benign tumors. They look like excess skin, but they are complete with nerve cells, fat cells, and a core of fibers and ducts. Skin tags can be bothersome and make one self-conscious. Luckily, they can be removed using natural home remedies.

Flame retardant exposure during pregnancy lowers IQ in children
(NaturalNews) Children exposed to flame retardant chemicals in the womb are more likely to suffer from hyperactivity and to have a low IQ at the age of five, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Become Informed About Vaccination Through An Extensive Vaccine Research Library
Dr. Sherry Tenpenny - Making vaccination decisions is an important personal responsibility that should not be left to any medical or scientific authority. Parents and consumers must educate themselves about infectious diseases, vaccines and their potential outcomes to the extent that they feel absolutely confident and well prepared for taking full responsibility for the consequences of their decisions.

Top 6 Alkaline Foods To Eat Daily For Vibrant Health
Natural Blaze - Again, the ultimate goal is balance. Although it is important to maintain this slightly alkaline state, eating too many or primarily alkaline foods only can have its own set of complications; although the risk of this happening is a lot less likely than the risk of the body becoming too acidic. Here are the top 6 alkaline foods to incorporate into your diet daily.

3 Things You Should Know About the ''Stupid Virus''
Natural Blaze - Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska stumbled on to chlorovirus ATCV-1, a DNA virus which comes from algae, while doing an unrelated test on throat microbes. Forty-three percent of patients tested had it in their throats. Among other things it is found to lead to cognitive problems.

Pet News

INFOGRAPHIC: Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Kill Your Dog
Dogington Post - Thanksgiving is a time of love and laughter, of family and friends, of being thankful, and of course, for stuffing ourselves silly with a smorgasbord of Turkey Day treats! That said, if your family and friends includes the four-legged variety, make sure the only foods they eat this Thanksgiving are healthy and safe.

Wednesday - November 12, 2014 - Today in History:

1915 - Theodore W. Richards, of Harvard University, became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
1918 - Austria and Czechoslovakia were declared independent republics.
1921 - Representatives of nine nations gathered for the start of the Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments.
1942 - During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.
1944 - During World War II, the German battleship "Tirpitz" was sunk off the coast of Norway.
1946 - The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, IL.
1948 - The war crimes tribunal sentenced Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo and six other World War II Japanese leaders to death.
1954 - Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892.
1975 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired because of failing health, ending a record 36½-year term.
1979 - President Carter ordered a halt to all oil imports from Iran in response to 63 Americans being taken hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran on November 4.
1980 - The U.S. space probe Voyager I came within 77,000 miles of Saturn while transmitting data back to Earth.
1985 - In Norfolk, VA, Arthur James Walker was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a spy ring run by his brother, John A. Walker Jr.
1991 - In the U.S., Robert Gates was sworn in as CIA director.
1995 - The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to dock with the Russian space station Mir.
1997 - The UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iraq for constraints being placed on UN arms inspectors.
1997 - Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
2001 - American Airlines flight 587 crashed just minutes after take off from Kennedy Airport in New York. The Airbus A300 crashed into the Rockaway Beach section of Queens. All 260 people aboard were killed.
2001 - It was reported that the Northern Alliance had taken the Kabul, Afghanistan, from the ruling Taliban. The Northern Alliance at this point was reported to have control over most of the northern areas of Afghanistan.

World News

Ukraine, Syria civilians attacked with incendiary weapons – HRW
RT - Incendiary weapons, including white phosphorus, have been used in the recent conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says, citing own evidence. In its condemnatory report, the watchdog has urged for tougher laws on the munitions. The watchdog has analyzed the evidence of attacks that involved “exceptionally cruel” incendiary weapons and occurred in 2014 during the ongoing civil war in Syria, as well as in the military operation that broke out in eastern Ukraine.

Pax Pacificana? US, China agree to avoid military conflict
RT - The US president has announced Washington’s and Beijing’s agreement to avoid military confrontation by reducing Air Force- and Navy-related incidents. Barack Obama secured the deal after long talks with his China’s Xi Jinping at the APEC summit

India mass sterilization: women were ‘forced’ into camps, say relatives
The Guardian - Relatives of the 12 women who died after a state-run mass sterilization campaign in India went horribly wrong have told local media they were forced by health workers to attend the camp. More than 80 women underwent surgery for laparoscopic tubectomies at a free government-run camp in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. About 60 fell ill shortly afterwards, officials said. At least 14 were in a very serious condition by Wednesday and the death toll was expected to rise.

Russia to launch alternative to SWIFT bank transaction system in spring 2015
RT - Russia intends to have its own international inter-bank system up and running by May 2015. The Central of Russia says it needs to speed up preparations for its version of SWIFT in case of possible ”challenges” from the West.

Now ISIS wants to introduce its own currency: Plans to bring back solid gold and silver dinar coins announced in Iraqi mosques
Daily Mail - While ISIS has yet to confirm the introduction of its currency, social media is awash with claims that leading religious figures announced the plans during recent prayers in Mosul and Nineveh province. It is believed the terror outfit wants to use the independent currency in areas it controls as part of its war on the West. The currency, which could be introduced within the next few weeks, will involve changing from regular dinars and Lira to golden dinars and silver dirhams.

1mn elderly Brits malnourished as third of councils cut ‘meals on wheels’ service
RT - A third of all UK councils have scrapped ‘meals on wheels’ services to their elderly and vulnerable residents due government to spending cuts, putting senior citizens at risk of malnutrition and social isolation, research showed.

China's Latest Ghost Town: A $50 Billion Fake Replica Of Manhattan
Zero Hedge - "They are building stuff that nobody really wants or needs... and there will be a day of reckoning" sums up yet another mega ghost city project under development in China. As NBC News reports, China's $50-billion knock-off of the Big Apple - near the port city of Tianjin, some 120 miles from Beijing - complete with its own Rockefeller Center and Twin Towers has been billed as the world's largest financial center in the making. But this Manhattan still has a long way to go...

Ebola news

Ebola has now spread to every district in Sierra Leone
(NaturalNews) No district has gone untouched in Sierra Leone, where Ebola has now been detected in every single area of the country. The last district where Ebola had yet to emerge, Koinadugu in the north, now has two known cases of the illness, despite aggressive efforts to keep it from entering the territory.

Did the U.S. Just Secretly Fly in an African Ebola Patient?
The Daily Sheeple - You won’t likely find this story on Fox News or CNN, but it could be a critical warning of what is coming. There are overwhelming suspicions that an African Ebola patient landed at 11:59 PM Sunday Night near Atlanta. This might signal the start of things to come with Barack Hussein Obama making Ebola patients one of our chief imports.

Spanish Nurse Cured of Ebola Files $373k Suit to Avenge Dog, Clear Her Name
Breitbart - Teresa Romero, the Spanish auxiliary nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside of Africa, is suing the Health Council of Madrid for 300,000 Euros, as well as filing other lawsuits to demand damages for a number of infractions, from "damage to her name" to the killing of her dog, Excalibur, due to public safety concerns.

Lara Logan shoots story on Ebola in Liberia, forgets to interview Africans, gets 'self-quarantined' in luxury hotel
RT - CBS News reporter Lara Logan made waves after going to Liberia to film a story on the Ebola epidemic but not interviewing a single Liberian, who were ignored for American experts. Despite not contacting any Ebola patients, Logan and her crew "self-quarantined" themselves in a luxury hotel in South Africa. Neither the reporter nor the four other quarantined CBS employees have shown any symptoms of Ebola, the deadly virus that has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.

Over 18,000 California Nurses Plan to Strike over Ebola
Breitbart - Starting November 11, some 18,000 nurses from Northern California will embark on a two-day strike over equipment and what they claim are improper training standards for handling Ebola. The walkout would affect 21 hospitals and 66 clinics owned by Kaiser Permanente, based in Oakland, said Charles Idelson, a spokesman for National Nurses United, according to Bloomberg News.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Over 20k Soldiers Wounded in Afghan War Theater, 90% Under Obama
Breitbart - The number of troops wounded in action has increased more than seven fold in the nearly six years that Obama has been president -- from 2,701 when he took office in 2009 to 20,040 now.

Top Hacker: Chicago Nuke Attack Planned For 2015
Paul Joseph Watson - Guccifer – the Romanian hacker who accessed private email accounts of numerous top government & military officials as well as the Bush & Rockefeller family – is quoted in the New York Times as predicting a nuclear attack on Chicago sometime in 2015.

Obama’s AG nominee has seized $904 million in private property through “civil asset forfeiture”
Poor Richard's News - Obama is trying to rush the confirmation of his new Attorney General through the Senate before the newly elected Republican majority takes over. But there are plenty of reasons why Senators on both sides of the aisle should have great pause before approving Loretta Lynch.

The Death Panels Are Coming
Breitbart - With Obamacare open enrollment about to begin anew, rumors of trouble in Healthcare Paradise run rampant. Enrollment has dropped to 30% below Congressional Budget Office estimates; fully 1 million of the 8.1 million people who originally signed up for Obamacare dropped out.

Ferguson Residents Arm Themselves ahead of grand jury decision
Kurt Nimmo - A local gun merchant told CNN customers bought 100 guns over the weekend. In nearby Bridgeton, the manager of a shooting range said gun sales are up 40 to 50% as of last week. Most of the weapons are home defense shotguns. Many residents are also receiving firearms training. Customers told the manager they have bought guns and are receiving training in anticipation of violence following a ruling on the Brown shooting.

Missouri national guard on standby for Michael Brown grand jury decision
The Guardian - The Missouri national guard will be on standby to deal with any protests after a grand jury announces its decision on whether to charge the police officer who shot dead an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, the state governor announced on Tuesday.

Civil Forfeiture Seminar Gurus Teach Cops to Dream Big
Activist Post - Released footage of a New Mexico attorney at a "Vehicle Forfeiture Conference" - yes, that was the actual seminar title - is quickly gaining ire. In it, the Las Cruces city attorney, Harry S. Connelly Jr., encourages the police practice of seizure like he's a multi-level marketing guru motivating his underlings to look at everyone as a potential dollar sign. Really, the analogy fits - a report from the Institute of Justice documents that prosecutors (and the State) get a part of the cut.

Event: Feed the Homeless - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Dec 17th
Daily Paul - So the Libertarian party of Florida is organizing a 'feed the homeless' day in light of the recent arrests for the "crime" of charity. If you're in or near Ft. Lauderdale come join us. If you're not, share this far and wide!

Election News

Victory of female African American Republican congresswoman shatters media's false racism narrative
(NaturalNews) Her name is Mia Love, and she is Utah's newest congressional member. She is African American. She is a Republican. She is the political opposite of every narrative the mainstream media and its left-wing cheerleaders and sycophants have employed since before the first African American president took his oath of office.

Economy & Business

JP Morgan Chase cost US taxpayers millions, had them pay for settlement - Matt Taibbi
RT - “Ordinary people lost enormous amounts of money” when JP Morgan Chase sold millions in faulty loans – and taxpayers still paid a big chunk of its billion-dollar settlement with the government, investigative journalist Matt Taibbi told RT.

24 Reasons Why Millennials Are Screaming Mad About Our Unfair Economy
Economic Collapse - Nearly half of all Millennials are spending at least half of their paychecks to pay off debt, more than 30 percent of them are living with their parents because they can't find decent jobs, and this year the homeownership rate for Millennials sunk to a brand new all-time low. When you break U.S. adults down by age, our long-term economic decline has hit the Millennials the hardest by far.

Veteran News

School Cancels Veteran’s Day Ceremony… Because of 21-Gun Salute
Mac Slavo - or more than 80 years, a local Wisconsin school district had hosted a Veterans Day program to honor former soldiers, featuring a traditional 21-gun salute. But after reports earlier this year of parents and students feeling “uneasy” about the firing of guns on school grounds — even with blank rounds, as is customary in the 21-gun salute — the Eau Claire School District canceled the program.

Energy & Environment

The coming climate onslaught
Politico - The Obama administration is set to roll out a series of climate and pollution measures that rivals any president’s environmental actions of the past quarter-century — a reality check for Republicans who think last week’s election gave them a mandate to end what they call the White House’s “War on Coal.”

Climate Activists Claim Deep Freeze Due to “Global Warming”
Kit Daniels - An op/ed published yesterday, for example, suggested the freezing temperatures throughout the U.S. are an “indirect result of the world getting warmer.” “Global warming could be making parts of the world colder,” the author claimed, even though the phrase “global warming” refers to the entire world getting warmer, not just specific parts of it. The author even attributed the record-level ice in Antarctica to “global warming.” “Warmer temperatures are not only causing more snowfall in Antarctica, scientists believe, but could also be producing more sea ice,” he stated.

Science & Technology

Hold on, Mr. President! FCC rebukes Obama over net neutrality plea
RT - After United States President Barack Obama urged the Federal Communications Commission to preserve net neutrality this week, the chairman of the FCC politely but firmly rebuked the White House’s wishes.


15 Doomsday Fiction Books That May Soon Become Reality
The Daily Sheeple - Sometimes, fiction can inspire us in a way that a dry, how-to or non-fiction book cannot. Many preppers remember the book that woke them up and made them say, “Wow – that could really happen. I need to change the way I’m doing things and get prepared.” Reading post-apocalyptic fiction can help us to “war game” and figure out “what would I do if….”


Raids on Marijuana Gardens Cut Off Treatment for Children with Epilepsy
The Daily Chronic 10/23/14 - As promising results from clinical trials are announced in the use of cannabis (medical marijuana) to treat intractable epilepsy, those lawfully cultivating the plant in California are being raided by local law enforcement. Two gardens destroyed by police in the past two months in Mendocino County and Modesto contained a rare strain of medical marijuana rich in cannabidiol (CBD) used by children, many of whom do not respond to other drug treatments.

Boston elementary school abandoned as 150 are sickened by possible norovirus
(NaturalNews) One hundred forty children and 10 staff members at Boston's Condon Elementary School are among the latest to be impacted by a possible norovirus outbreak.

What to do if you catch a cold or the flu - with homemade tonic recipe
(NaturalNews) At the very first sign, that very first cough with a tickle in the throat, or whatever it is that alerts you to an impending viral attack, you can help your body's defenses. Gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar Gargle now. Use organic, raw, apple cider vinegar and gargle every fifteen minutes for the next two hours. After that, gargle whenever you think of it.

Commercial airplanes are rarely cleaned; food trays contaminated with fecal matter; airborne germs abound
(NaturalNews) It probably isn't much of a secret that commercial airplanes are teeming with germs. But a new report by the Daily Mail Online suggests that airplane cabins are likely far filthier than most people realize, as planes are rarely deep-cleaned, and their tray tables are often brimming with germs, including fecal matter from dirty diapers.

5 Factors That Make Your Waistline Grow, No Matter How Much You Eat or Exercise
Dr. Mercola - Most people are totally unaware of these 5 hidden reasons behind today's expanding waistlines. So before you scold yourself for eating too many calories or skipping a workout, take a closer look at these five little-known factors that are scientifically proven to fuel weight gain.

Brain fog - What causes it and how to increase your cognitive performance
(NaturalNews) Brain fog can be caused by any dysfunction of the body that inhibits the brain from receiving proper nutrition. It can be associated with chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, poor diet, heavy metal toxicity, fluoride accumulation, vitamin deficiencies, other toxic accumulation, and more.

YouTube: Amazing: Hemp oil cured man's stage 4 pancreatic cancer
Wallace Rose was cured of his terminal cancer using only hemp oil. Hemp oil is an extract from the marijuana or hemp plant. It is dissolved in an alcohol or naptha solvent and boiled off, and what is left behind is hemp oil.

Doctors use HIV to cure Utah man's leukemia
RT - A Utah man’s leukemia is in remission, thanks to an experimental therapy. Doctors injected him with HIV-infused white blood cells, which were programmed to recognize, target and kill the cancer.

FDA Tests less than 1% of Food Products for Pesticide Residue
AllGov - Consumers count on the FDA to keep food safe, but the agency tests very little of the produce sold in the U.S. for pesticides The FDA tests only one-tenth of 1% of the food imported for use on U.S. dinner tables, and that’s actually far more testing than happens to domestic food. This is startling considering that “from 1970 to 2007, hundreds of millions of pounds of pesticides were applied annually to U.S. food crops to protect them from pests,” the GAO wrote.

Latest FDA Moves Could Stop Further Research on Supplements
Alliance for Natural Health - The FDA has a history of preventing scientific information about food and supplements from being disseminated. Now, if the agency gets its way, the FDA will be able to keep scientific research from being performed in the first place. In fact, our confidential sources tell us that studies on nutrients and dietary supplements are already coming to an abrupt halt. And it’s all because of the FDA’s guidance on INDs, or Investigational New Drug applications.

Pet News

The Hidden Message Behind Your Pet's Tear Stains
Dr. Becker - What causes tear staining and what could it be telling you about your pet's health? Check out the 14 medical causes of tear staining and find out how to treat them safely. Plus: buyer beware, the manufacturers

Tuesday - November 11, 2014 - Today in History:

1831 - Nat Turner, a slave and educated minister, was hanged in Jerusalem, VA, after inciting a violent slave uprising.
1887 - Labor Activists were hanged in Illinois after being convicted of being connected to a bombing that killed eight police officers.
1889 - Washington became the 42nd state of the United States.
1918 - World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed an armistice. This day became recognized as Veteran's Day in the United States.
1918 - Poland was reestablished shortly after the surrender of Germany.
1921 - The Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding.
1938 - Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.
1942 - During World War II, Germany completed its occupation of France.
1972 - The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Bihn to the South Vietnamese army. The event symbolized the end of direct involvement in the Vietnam War by the U.S. military.
1975 - Civil war broke out when Angola gained independence from Portugal.
1984 - The Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. died in Atlanta at age 84.
1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan accepted the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a gift to the nation from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
1990 - Stormie Jones, the world's first heart-liver transplant recipient, died at a Pittsburgh hospital at age 13.
1991 - The U.S. stationed its first diplomat in Cambodia in 16 years to help the nation arrange democratic elections.
1992 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators in a letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after World War II. Some were "summarily executed," but others were still living in his country voluntarily.
1993 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Women's Memorial was dedicated to honor the more than 11,000 women who had served in the Vietnam War.
1996 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled "The Wall That Heals." The work was a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that would tour communities throughout the United States.
2000 - Republicans went to court seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida's presidential election.
2002 - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates pledged $100 million to fight AIDS in India.
2004 - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died in Paris at age 75.

World News

Putin, Obama in ‘brief meetings’ at APEC summit
RT - Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama are continuing their personal interaction at the APEC summit in Beijing, the Kremlin has confirmed. With relations between Moscow and Washington strained, the two have chosen to communicate out of public view

New Russian Military Doctrine Identifies NATO/US As "Threats"; Gorbachev Warns Of "New Cold War"
Zero Hedge - Following a spike in NATO-Russia "close calls," and previous rumors, The FT reports that NATO and The U.S. are to be openly identified as threats/adversaries in a new Russian military doctrine to be published next month. Furthermore, The FT reports that the Russian government believes it must tie its security interests to China since the Euro-Atlantic framework is too broken.

SIS Fires American-Made Missiles At Syrian Army
Brandon Turbeville - The fact that the United States and NATO are arming the death squads fighting the secular government of Bashar al-Assad is, by now, accepted news in both the alternative and mainstream media circles. However, due to the U.S. State Department’s and its media mouthpieces’ incessant claims that there is such a thing as “moderate” rebels vs. extremist rebels in Syria, it is not considered “credible” or mainstream to suggest that the United States is, in fact, arming extremists.

Tony Blair 'signed secret contract with Saudi oil company worth £41,000 a month'
Telegraph - Tony Blair signed a secret contract with a Saudi oil company worth £41,000 a month and two per cent commission on any lucrative deals he helped secure, it has been claimed...Mr Blair, who holds the diplomatic role of Middle East Peace Envoy, has faced repeated criticism in the past over his high earnings since leaving Downing Street.

Iran’s version of captured US drone makes maiden flight
Press TV - Iran has put into operation a final version of the sophisticated US RQ-170 drone, which was captured in 2011 and later reverse-engineered by Iranian experts, says a senior Iranian commander. The domestically produced version of the US RQ-170 unmanned stealth aircraft has made a successful inaugural flight, said Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh on Monday.

China hoarding gold to challenge U.S. dollar?
USAToday - Some market participants also believe China is building up its gold reserves to challenge the U.S. dollar, which is currently the world's reserve currency. A few years ago, China's official news agency, Xinhua, said, "International supervision over the issue of U.S. dollars should be introduced and a new, stable and secured global reserve currency may also be an option to avert a catastrophe caused by any single country."

Ukraine Central Bank Bans Bitcoin "To Protect Citizens" From Financing Terrorism
Zero Hedge - The Hryvnia has collapsed to new record lows near 15/USD this morning. The Central Bank and bankers "agreed to keep UAH at 15-16/USD" but are "not planning on new FX market restrictions." However, there is one terrifying 'currency' that needs to be curtailed... Bitcoin. As The National Bank of Ukraine explains, "In order to protect consumers' rights," the virtual currency Bitcoin cannot be used in Ukraine as a means of payment.

Ebola News

Has Ebola already mutated to evade detection?
(NaturalNews) Ebola news coverage has all but dried up in the mainstream media, and so has the stock of available viral samples for disease testing, say scientists. It is highly likely that Ebola has already mutated so much that it is no longer detectable using standard assessments, but without these samples there is no way to know for sure, they say.

Are There Malicious Ebola Secrets the US Government Wants to Hide from You?
Dr. Mercola - This localized outbreak has been turned into a global public emergency, and believe it or not, there's reason to suspect American and International authorities actually want this highly contagious disease to become as widespread as HIV/AIDS.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Help Fund 90 Year Old Arnold the Chef feeding the Homeless !! Ft Lauderdale, Fl.

Students dress in fake blood, practice dying in mandatory live-action school shooting drills - TROY, MO — A new Missouri state law requires that all school districts must participate in mandatory live-action school shooting drills, which may include realistic gunfire, student covered in fake blood, and bodies strewn throughout the hallways.

Google signs 60-year, $1 billion NASA lease
(AP) - Google has signed a long-term lease for part of a historic Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration and robotics. he giant Internet company will pay $1.16 billion in rent over 60 years for the property, which also includes a working air field, golf course and other buildings. The 1,000-acre site is part of the former Moffett Field Naval Air Station on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Requesting immediate Support for Hopi Partition Land ( HPL) residents whose livestock are being impounded by Hopi Rangers and Federal Agents
BMIS - Below is the letter that the community members impacted by impoundments delivered today at the Navajo Nation Council Chambers in Window Rock: Requesting immediate Support for so-called “Hopi Partition Land ( HPL)” residents whose livestock are being impounded by Hopi Rangers and Federal Agents. The Hopi rangers and Federal agents used military tactic operation to conduct livestock impoundment.

Obama’s Mental Health Screening in Schools Will ‘Disarm’ Gun Rights: “Databases to Follow Academic Career and Beyond”
Mac Slavo - Under the auspices of helping struggling school children to grapple with complex emotions and mental health issues, students will be screened not for their own benefit, but to further the aims of total gun control. The Obama executive orders written in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting introduced a number of policy-laws designed to mandate mental health programs and screening, and include ‘gun talk’ as part of the deal.

Top Cop: Militarized Vehicles Needed to Deal With “Anti-Government” Groups
Paul Joseph Watson - In an article for popular law enforcement website, Officer Steve Rabinovich writes that the controversial use of militarized vehicles in domestic law enforcement situations is necessary to deal with the threat posed by “anti-government groups.” Rabinovich boasts an impressive list of credentials, with his assignments including Emergency Response Team, Crisis Intervention, ERU, Mounted and dignitary details. Rabinovich also teaches other police and emergency medical responders at his state’s technical college system.

Obamacrash: Officials work on health site contingency plans as enrollment nears
Patriot Rising - Despite such efforts, the confidential documents written in recent weeks hint at elaborate backup planning that undercuts the administration’s predictions that an improved will be able to handle everyone who wants to sign up.

VIDEO: ObamaCare Architect Jonathan Gruber Admits Deceiving Americans to Pass Law
Fox Nation - “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

DHS Buying Nearly 100,000 Pairs of Underwear, Including Sports Bras, For Illegals
Kit Daniels - The Department of Homeland Security, which has been stripping Border Patrol agents of their rifles without replacement, is buying nearly 100,000 pairs of underwear, including sport bras, for illegals…. The sizes requested range from extra tiny to super large and the overall order is massive enough to accommodate nearly the entire population of Boulder, Colorado.

Obama vows to use executive action on immigration before new GOP Congress is sworn in
Washington Times - President Obama vowed Sunday to move forward with an executive order to ease immigration laws before the end of the year, ignoring dire warnings from Republican leaders that the move will poison his relationship with the next Congress. The president said he would not wait any longer to address the country’s immigration problems and would grant legal status to most of the estimated 11 million undocumented residents living in the U.S.

Hero Cops Assault and Arrest Two Marines Who Were Giving First Aid to an Unconscious Man - Two active duty U.S. Marines have been charged with felony assault and battery charges stemming from an altercation with San Diego police officers and face the possibility of being dishonorably discharged from the service if convicted, as well as up to three years in prison.

Economy & Business online banking under extreme cyber attack for over 72 hours; website still down for most customers
(NaturalNews) Chase.comonline banking has been taken offline by a sustained cyber attack since last Friday, with its online banking website either completely unavailable or loading with extremely long wait times. UPDATE: Shortly after this story went live, began responding in a timely manner. We will continue to monitor the website to see if it stays up.

The System Is Terminally Broken
Zero Hedge - Time is starting to run out for ability of the U.S. to keep kicking the can of collapse down the road. I really believe that the full-on intensity of the recent intervention in the precious metals market is the most obvious signal of time expiring... We’ve come full circle, only with China in the Midas throne this time around. Eventually the world is going to revert back to a gold-backed currency system.

IRS head warns of 'miserable' 2015 tax-filing season
RT - The Internal Revenue Service is gearing up to be hated even more than usual due to a “miserable” tax filing season, the agency’s commissioner warned. That’s because of a lack of funding from Congress combined with increased responsibilities.

More Lies from “Our” Government: The Latest Jobs Report - In last Friday’s report the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tells us that the unemployment rate has declined to 5.8% and that 214,000 new jobs were created in October. Once again let me explain these lies to you.

“Uncoinventional” Family of Four Begins Bitcoin Only Holiday Road Trip - A family of four will embark on a three week bitcoin-only road trip over the Thanksgiving holiday. Expenses such as food, gasoline and lodging will all be paid for with the crypo-currency as they journey from Texas to California, Nevada, Colorado, and Missouri. The goal of the Uncoinventional West Coast Tour is to “Inspire and empower the Bitcoin community to spend bitcoin on food, gasoline and lodging” says Catherine Bleish, Bitcoin author and creator of

Veteran News

Iraq War veteran & critic Tomas Young dies at 34
RT - Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran and outspoken critic of the conflict he was severely injured in, died on Monday at the age of 34 - a day before Veteran’s Day. There is no word about the cause of death.

2 IL Veterans Force 102 Corrupt Officials to Resign, Place Entire Local Board Under Citizen’s Arrest
Ben Swann - Illinois residents John Kraft and Kirk Allen, who run an anti-corruption non-profit called the Edgar County Watchdogs, have waged a campaign against crooked public officials over the past two years, forcing resignations from 102 bureaucrats and politicians and at one point placing an entire park district board under citizen's arrest.

Science & Technology

Terrifying two legged giant robot being developed by Google learns to stand on one leg - and recreates scene from cult film
Daily Mail - The Atlas robot created by Google-owned firm Boston Dynamics is a formidable figure at 6ft 2in tall and weighing in at 330lb. The robot boasts 28 hydraulically actuated joints and stereo vision, and is one of the most advanced robots ever created. However, it's not just karate - Ian has another trick up his sleeve - software written by the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Interaction which allows him to drive a car.

Obama Calls For Regulation To Keep "Internet Open"
Zero Hedge - "An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life," begins the President as he explains why the FCC should regulate the internet for Americans' own good... "The Internet has been one of the greatest gifts our economy — and our society — has ever known," and that's why Obama feels the need to regulate it to "protect an open, accessible, and free Internet."

FCC Plans Stealth Internet Tax Increase
Forbes - The relationship between the Internet and government has become a useful barometer of personal and economic freedom. Oppressive governments use the Internet to oppress political enemies, censor ideas, and spy on citizens. The United Nations and other international organizations see the Internet as an untapped opportunity for tax revenues and regulations to support political favorites.


Immunologist Admits Babies Only Vaccinated to ‘Train Parents’
Paul Joseph Watson - A PhD immunologist and vaccine proponent admitted during a conference involving health professionals that babies are only given shots up to age one in order to ‘train the parents’ to get their children into the medical system and that the vaccines are completely worthless. The immunologist, who declined to be identified after she made the comments, responded to a question about the rationale of giving infants vaccines in the first year of their life when they have no positive effect.

10 brands of baby wipes recalled due to pneumonia-causing bacteria contamination
(NaturalNews) Ten brands of baby wipes produced by the Pennsylvania-based Nutek Disposables, Inc., were recalled on October 25, 2014, following complaints of foul odor and discoloration. Upon further testing, the baby wipe and adult washcloth manufacturer discovered that some of their products contained Burkholderia cepacia, a species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria frequently found in soil and water, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fluoride Intake Increasing Bone Fractures
Dr. Mercola - Fluoride has been used experimentally to treat osteoporosis, although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved it for this purpose. The fact is that fluoride does increase bone mineral density. But this “benefit” is misleading because as it increases density, it simultaneously makes them more brittle and prone to fracture.

Boost your brain power with these 3 superfoods
(NaturalNews) One of the first things people notice when feeling tired or sleep deprived is a lack of mental clarity. Focus becomes hampered, brain fog sets in, and it's a fight to get anything done that requires any cognitive capacity.

Synthetic female hormones causing mass feminization of men, warns scientist
(NaturalNews) Estrogen-mimicking chemicals in plastics, industrial products and soy-based foods may be "feminizing" men and driving increases in male obesity rates, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ has infected 300k Americans with deadly disease
RT - The United States is being infected by Chagas, a deadly disease spread by the feces of a parasite nicknamed the “kissing bug.” It bites sleeping victims, ingests the blood and defecates on them; patients then unknowingly rub the feces into open membranes.

Eat These Foods To Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
Green Med Info - These foods can make the difference in who becomes a victim to ovarian cancer, the most lethal gynecological cancer known.

Fatty Acid DHA Found to Decrease 90% of Brain Cell Death & Inflammation
Natural Society - While studying alcohol’s effect on the brain, researchers observed 90% less inflammation and death in brain cells exposeResearchers at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) have found a surprising health benefit by studying alcohol abuse. In the process, they have stumbled upon a natural solution for preventing brain inflammation and cell death – unwanted processes that cause dementia and other neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The solution? A fatty acid known as DHA.

Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods:' Study
(Yahoo/AP) - Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.

Monday - November 10, 2014 - Today in History:

1775 - The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798. This day is observed as the birth date of the US Marine Corps.
1917 - 41 suffragists were arrested in front of the White House.
1919 - The American Legion held its first national convention, in Minneapolis, MN.
1954 - The Iwo Jima Memorial was dedicated in Arlington, VA.
1970 - The Great Wall of China opened for tourism.
1976 - The Utah Supreme Court gave approval for Gary Gilmore to be executed, according to his wishes. The convicted murderer was put to death the following January.
1982 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors.
1984 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1993 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Brady Bill, which called for a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
1994 - Iraq recognized Kuwait's borders in the hope that the action would end trade sanctions.
1997 - WorldCom Inc. acquired MCI Communication Corporation. It was the largest merger in U.S. history valued at $37 billion.
1997 - A judge in Cambridge, MA, reduced Louise Woodward's murder conviction to manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to time served. She had served 279 days in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen.
1998 - At the White House, "The Virtual Wall" website was unveiled. The site allows visitors to experience The Wall through the Internet.
2009 - John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks that killed 10 in the Washington, D.C. region, was executed.

World News

Egyptian jihadist group pledges allegiance to ISIS
RT - Egypt’s extremist group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, responsible for multiple terror attacks, has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State in an audio clip, further expanding the Al-Qaeda offshoot’s influence in the region. The audio file was posted on the official Twitter account and on the website of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) on Sunday and is now circulating across the social media, including on YouTube.

Bejing, Seoul Pledge Joint Effort to Denuclearize North Korea: South Korean Official
RIA Novosti - Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Park Geun-hye agreed Monday to combine efforts to compel North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, South Korean senior presidential foreign affairs secretary Ju Chul-ki said.

Catalonians Still Vote in Spain for Independence
Martin Armstrong - - Brussels is going to have to send in tanks and wage war against the people of Europe to keep their bureaucratic jobs. Queues at the referendum on the independence of Catalonia from Spain have demonstrated that you can rule against the people to try to silence them, but that authoritarian rule of Brussels is starting to fail.

German Foreign Ministry plays down intel report claiming Ukraine militia downed MH17
RT - The German Foreign Ministry maintains the media interpretation of an October statement by the president of national intelligence agency alleging self-defense militia downed MH17 flight in Ukraine was incomplete and taken out of context.

Putin, Xi Jinping sign mega gas deal on second gas supply route
RT - President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have signed a memorandum of understanding on the so-called “western” gas supplies route to China. The agreement paves the way for a contract that would make China the biggest consumer of Russian gas.

Hungary under ‘great pressure’ from US over its energy deals with Russia
RT - Washington is exerting heavy pressure on Hungary over the country’s decision to give a green light for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline and expedite the construction by allowing companies without licenses to participate in the project.

China, South Korea Very Close to Signing Free Trade Agreement: Reports
RIA Novosti - China and South Korea might sign a free trade agreement during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit that is currently taking place in Beijing, Yonhap News reported Monday.

Five nuclear engineers assassinated in Syria
Press TV - Reports say five "nuclear engineers" have been assassinated by unknown assailants near a research center in the north part of the Syrian capital... It says all of them were shot dead when their bus was ambushed on the way to the research center... In a similar incident in July last year, six people working at the same center were killed in a mortar attack carried out by anti-government militants.

Israel wants to confiscate over 3,000 acres in West Bank ‘for military purposes’ – report
RT - Israel has plans to take 3,176 acres of Palestinian land around a West Bank village near central Jerusalem, according to residents of the village who were handed orders signed by the head of IDF Central Command, Ma’an news agency reports.

25 yrs after the Berlin Wall: Who really won the Cold War?
RT - It’s been 25 years since East Berlin party boss Günter Schabowski announced that the gates of the Berlin Wall were open to all. Named the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart back in 1961, the wall saw Germans dancing atop it in 1989.
* Related: Tens of thousands gather in Berlin to mark fall of the Wall

UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24
New American - On its official website, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (yes, that’s really a thing and yes, it is housed right here in the United States) announced that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) “will enter into force on 24 December 2014.”

Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans (Video)
(NaturalNews) A whopping 2.3 million young girls and women are in the process of being given the vaccine, pushed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization. "We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen," Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. "They were all laced with HCG." HCG is a chemical developed by the World Health Organization for sterilization purposes.

Ebola news

Dallas hospital nurses threatened with being fired if they talked to the press about the horrifying lapses in Ebola containment
(NaturalNews) A nurse's union is claiming that healthcare workers who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first Ebola patient on U.S. soil, were told by hospital administrators to keep quiet about treatment conditions at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital or they would be fired.

Why is FEMA conducting a massive pandemic training exercise if there's no risk from Ebola?
(NaturalNews) As the Ebola outbreak rages on, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is entering the second year of a massive pandemic training exercise that has been taking place in New York City and northern New Jersey since last summer.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Who Leaked the Obama-Khamenei Letter? How did the Israelis know? - For an administration that has put so much emphasis on hunting down "leakers," it’s pretty amazing how leaky Washington gets when it comes to matters of concern to the Israelis. Take the recent Wall Street Journal story on President’s Obama’s alleged letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. How did the Journal get their hands on it?

Shutting Guantanamo by 2016 ‘unrealistic hope’ – prison chief
RT - The commander of Guantanamo Bay military prison has said there is little chance the facility will be closed while he remains in his post – which is until mid-2016.

U.S. law enforcement officials say Americans should have no privacy because without it criminal investigations are more difficult
(NaturalNews) As reported recently by Bloomberg News, federal law enforcement officials are pushing Google and Apple to allow them to have access to smartphone data that the companies, out of concern for their customers, have decided to shield. Federal officials are now considering whether to appeal to company execs or to push Congress to enact legislation that would open smartphone data.

Obama Doubles US Troop Strength in Iraq
Global Research - The Pentagon announced Friday that President Obama has approved sending another 1,500 troops to Iraq, effectively doubling the size of the US deployment there. The move is part of a rapid escalation of the war in Iraq and Syria, and comes only days after the US midterm elections. While the Obama administration maintains the pretense that this sizeable troop increase does not mean a return to combat, the distinction has become all but meaningless.

GOP gains slam door on federal gun control push
The Hill - More than 90-percent of National Rifle Association-backed congressional candidates prevailed on Tuesday, bolstering the ranks of gun rights advocates in both chambers. The gun lobby also has a powerful ally in incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is highly unlikely to bring to the floor any bills on that would tighten firearm restrictions. “There’s no appetite for gun control in Washington,” NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said. “We now have a Senate leader who is pro-Second Amendment, so it will be more difficult for them to pass gun control measures.”

Death Blow: Supreme Court To Rule On Affordable Care Act: “Would Utterly Devastate Obamacare”
Mac Slavo - The latest case targeting the Affordable Care Act focuses on the subsidies that were supposed to be given to Americans who signed up for the plans, but because numerous states refused to set up their own exchanges the subsidies now fall on the federal government, something that was not authorized under the original legislation and is therefore, according to opponents of Obamacare, illegal.

Michael Brown’s mother may face felony armed robbery charges: report
Fox News - The mother of Michael Brown could be charged with felony armed robbery for allegedly attacking people in a Ferguson, Mo., parking lot because they were selling T-shirts honoring the late teenager.

More homeless-feeding arrests in Ft. Lauderdale amid national backlash - It was another round of citations and arrests from Fort Lauderdale police who broke up a homeless feeding at Stranahan Park. A 17-year-old, 25-year old Nikki Rye and a third person were among those with "Food Not Bombs" in trouble with authorities. "I was laughing. I thought you know this is a sick joke," said the 17-year-old minor who was cuffed and taken away. "They can't stop us from feeding people."

Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban
AP - All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way…. On Wednesday, the Board of Health will hear public comment on a proposed regulation that could make Westminster the first municipality in the United States to ban sales of all tobacco products within town lines.

Election News

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 11/10/14: What The Elections Really Mean For Peace and Liberty
Ron Paul - Did the election last week really mean that much? I took to my Twitter account on Tuesday to point out that the change in control of the Senate from Democrat to Republican actually means very little, despite efforts by politicians and the mainstream media to convince us otherwise. Yes, power shifted, I wrote. But the philosophy on Capitol Hill changed very little. The warfare/welfare state is still alive and well in Washington.
Ron Paul | Did the election last week really mean that much?

Economy & Business

Janet Yellen Admits the Fed is Clueless When It Comes to Correct Economic Theory
EPJ - On Thursday, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen delivered a speech at the International Symposium of the Banque de France in Paris, France. The speech is quite noteworthy since she pretty much admitted in the speech that the economic data that the Fed watches did not offer any clue that the 2008 financial crisis was developing…

Wall Street Banks Have Been Hoarding Billions For One Legal Settlement — And It's Almost Here
Business Insider - Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, UBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Bank of America are all involved. Regulators will be charging these banks with failing to stop their employees from manipulating a specific currency exchange benchmark rate. There will be transcripts of their activity… The UK banks will take about $1.8 billion of fines for this, but regulators in the US haven't finished negotiating. The DOJ hasn't finished its civil and criminal investigations either, and those may not be done until next year.

Death Of The Working Class In 12 Charts - They say a picture is worth one thousand words. And so here’s a twelve thousand word equivalent essay that quite clearly depicts how the policies of the new millennium are shaping the new world order.

Veteran News

Veterans Day freebies serve vets, a.m. to p.m.
USA Today - Let's say you're a veteran with lots of free time — and big ambitions to rake in plenty of pay-back for your service to your country. Well, some of America’s biggest and most patriotic brands have three words of advice for you: go for it.

Veterans Affairs Keeps Buying Bogus and Counterfeit Medical Equipment
The Daily Sheeple - Internal correspondence between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and a major supplier of medical devices reveals that the VA has been buying bogus and counterfeit medical equipment, The Washington Times reports. The equipment comes from the so-called gray market and threatens to endanger patient’s lives. Johnson & Johnson brought the matter to the VA’s attention and placed the blame on procurement rules.

Science & Technology

Dish Network could drop CNN from lineup for good
LA Times - The satellite giant’s 14 million subscribers haven’t been able to watch several Turner Broadcasting channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies, because of a contract dispute. Those channels might not come back any time soon. Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen warned Tuesday that pay-TV providers must be more selective of the channels they carry amid rising programming costs.

‘Artificial Micro Humans’ To Be ‘Farmed’ For Drug Testing By 2017
Collective Evolution - The micro-humans are being designed to simulate the response of humans to substances inhaled, absorbed through the gut, or entering the bloodstream. ‘Farms’ that would contain hundreds of these micro-human machines are now in the works, and could be replacing animal testing farms within three years.

Remote Controlled Humans Via Internet in Real-Time Now a Reality (Update)
Activist Post - As is typical, researchers are downplaying the technology by stressing that this type of stimulation is only possible through consenting participants. Yet they repeatedly tout how wonderful it is because it is "non-invasive." With nanotechnology such as that used in neural dust, a pathway can easily be opened non-invasively (or surreptitiously), and control can be achieved wirelessly. Julie Beal has speculated that perhaps this type of wireless control over another human being's brain contributed to the strange "short circuits" that have been seen in many news reporters. It's no longer beyond the realm of possibility.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting
Natural Society - The makers of neonicotinoids, the bee-killing insecticide that was banned all over Europe, won’t be able to refute this latest phenomenon. Millions of bees were found dead after GMO corn was planted in Ontario, Canada. This isn’t new news, but it should be known news.

Chief McDonald’s fries supplier gets USDA nod for ‘cancer-reducing’ GMO-potato
RT - Simplot, one of the world’s biggest agribusinesses, has received USDA approval for Innate, a genetically-modified potato that produces fewer carcinogens when fried. Anti-GMO pressure groups are campaigning for the decision to be reversed.

Monsanto's New PR Commercial Will Make You Queasy
Natural Blaze - Remember when the Corn Refiner's Association got mad about all those concerns about high fructose corn syrup? And they came out with those public relations ads where the stupid parent raises a concern and the smart parent says "What? That's it's made from corn, that it's natural and like sugar, it's fine in moderation"? Yeah...Monsanto's recent PR stunt takes the genetically modified cake!


How to Create a Safe Room in Your House or Apartment
Activist Post - A safe room is honestly just another prep. It doesn’t mean you are cowardly. It means you are ready for a variety of scenarios and that the safety of your family is paramount. It is a layer of protection that allows vulnerable people to retreat until help arrives.


Flu shot paralyzes healthy Florida girl
(NaturalNews) This is what happened to now-10-year-old Marysue Grivna of Tampa, Florida, just four days after she received a flu vaccine, which left her completely debilitated with a serious brain disease known as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM.

FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
(NaturalNews) Relatively new to the food products market, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a Southern California-based family company famous for its organic, fair-trade pure castile soaps, has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for merely sharing with its customers the proven health benefits of eating extra-virgin coconut oil.

Antibiotics for UTI infections: Here's what works without resorting to dangerous drugs
(NaturalNews) Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be painful and can also result in a trip to the doctor's office and a prescription for an antibiotic. But there are natural remedies for UTIs that you can employ to avoid the doctor (and prescription) altogether, and for far less money too.

Effective apple cider vinegar home remedies
(NaturalNews) Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been touted as great all-around remedy that boosts overall health and appearance, making it an ideal household staple. It helps balance the body's system so that optimal health is reflected both by internal and outward improvements; everything from sunburn relief to a healthier scalp can be achieved with apple cider vinegar.

Learn How To Be A Cancer Killer!
The free live-streaming event will occur in Naples, FL, on November 11th at 7pm, and will feature all three of the co-authors of the best-selling book: Cancer Killers: The Cause Is The Cure.

Can People Receiving Live Virus Vaccines Transmit Vaccine Strain Virus to Others?
Dr. Mercola - Smallpox, for example, is transmitted via body fluids. And, when you get a live attenuated smallpox vaccine, which contains live attenuated vaccinia virus, you can develop vaccinia virus (VACV or VV) strain infection, which you can then transmit to others. The same is true for polio and the live oral polio vaccine (OPV).

West Virginia: Forcing Children to Become Autistic, by LAW
Activist Post - Dr. William Thompson, Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control, publicly admitted in August 2014 that the CDC covered up data linking the MMR vaccine to Autism in 1998. Since then, nothing at all has been done; children are still lining up to play Russian Roulette with 'shots' of Autism…. The state of West Virginia has been notified and the above information is in the public domain, and yet NO ACTION AT ALL has been taken to stop the forced maiming and possible death. No standard waiver is available at all and medical waivers are difficult and many times impossible to get. And, politically, instead of a matter of policy, local health departments have the final say.

Unvaccinated children show better resistance to EV-D68 mystery virus
(NaturalNews) As the disease has progressed, one common theme has emerged: All of the children acquiring EV-D68 were vaccinated according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination schedule, which now contains upwards of 30 jabs before a child reaches seven years of age. Not a single unvaccinated child has contracted EV-D68 so far.

10 Ancient Tips for Boosting Immunity Everyone Should be Doing
Natural Society - ccording to Ayurveda, even the most deadly disease would never affect a person in ‘good health’. Here are 10 sure-fire ways to make sure you are that person…

9 Superfoods You Likely Never Knew Existed (Infographic)
Natural Society - Check out this infographic outlining 9 superfoods along with their uses, beneficial compounds, as well as information showcasing their various benefits.

Splenda Isn’t So Splendid: The Toxic Rumsfeld-Monsanto Link
Natural Society - While it is a good idea to avoid sugar altogether, using the artificial sweeteners Splenda or Aspartame might be even worse. There are numerous reasons you should avoid the stuff in little yellow packages (or pink, or blue). Here is why.

Pet News

3 Natural Remedies for Dogs: Coconut Oil, Canned Pumpkin, Diatomaceous Earth
The Dogington Post - Whenever possible, we always prefer a natural alternative to harsh chemicals or dangerous ingredients when treating our dogs. That’s why we love Coconut Oil, Canned Pumpkin, and Diatomaceous Earth – these three natural, safe, and healthy alternatives are proven to work and are completely safe in treating a wide variety of issues, from joint health, to hot spots, to flea control, and digestion, check out these three natural remedies and how to use them…

Friday - November 7, 2014 - Today in History:

1811 - The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated by William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or (Tippecanoe).
1874 - The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly.
1893 - The state of Colorado granted its women the right to vote.
1917 - Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
1918 - During World War I, a false report through the United Press announced that an armistice had been signed.
1944 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first person to win a fourth term as president.
1965 - The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television commercials.
1967 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1967 - The U.S. Selective Service Commission announced that college students arrested in anti-war demonstrations would lose their draft deferments.
1973 - Congress over-rode President Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without congressional approval.
1983 - A bomb exploded in the U.S. Capitol. No one was injured.
1995 - In a Japanese courtroom, three U.S. military men admitted to the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl.
2000 - Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first president's wife to win public office. The state of NY elected her to the U.S. Senate. (New York)
2001 - After a 16-month stoppage the Concorde resumed flying commercially.

World News

Ukraine Begins “Large-Scale” Offensive In Donetsk; “War Has Resumed” Rebel Leader Warns; Russian Stocks, Currency Crashing
Zero Hedge - Ebola is solved. Oil price drops are “unequivocally good news”. The US election is positive. Draghi promised to do whatever it takes again. And Ukraine is in ceasefire. So why is it that Donetsk’s Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Purgin claims Ukrainian security officials have started full-scale fighting, clashing 26 times today according to Ukraine military. With tanks advancing, Purgin exclaims, “now there is a full-scale war… attacking us, we are defending.”

World ominously close to nuclear war – Noam Chomsky
RT - The world has come ominously close to a nuclear war in the past and it could happen again as Russia and the West have slipped back into what seems like another Cold War, world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky tells RT’s Sophie&Co.

Jihadists take holiday cruises to warzones following intl. screening step-up
RT - ISIS is showing new ingenuity in ferrying fighters into Syria and Iraq untraced, after Turkey stepped up its own efforts at border check-ups. Terrorists are now reportedly taking cruise ships to the warzones, Interpol told the AP.

Canada police deploy facial recognition tech
Rt - Canada is adopting some of its North American neighbor’s controversial police methods and dipping its toes into the pool of facial recognition technology, with Calgary police paving the way for a full-scale automated biometric identification system.

Strike Back: Russian government may ban circulation of US dollar
StratRisks - Russia may ban the circulation of the United States dollar. The State Duma has already been submitted a relevant bill banning and terminating the circulation of USD in Russia, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports. If the bill is approved, Russian citizens will have to close their dollar accounts in Russian banks within a year and exchange their dollars in cash to Russian ruble or other countries’ currencies.

US-backed TPP to be ineffective without Russia, China – Putin
RT - The US-proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) won’t be able to promote effective trade and economic cooperation if it excludes key regional players, like Russia and China, Russian President said ahead of his visit to Beijing for 25th APEC summit.

Clashes, water cannon as 100,000+ march in Brussels against austerity
RT - Violent clashes broke out in Belgium as more than 100,000 protesters marched in Brussels against the government’s austerity measures….The Belgian government which assumed power just a month ago has caused unrest with promises to raise the retirement age, cancel a wage rise in line with inflation and cut health and social security benefits - moves that undermine the country's welfare state.

Outrage as ICC Drops Case Against Israel for Deadly Attack On Humanitarian Flotilla
Common Dreams - The International Criminal Court is being accused of "defying justice" following Thursday's announcement that prosecutors will not further investigate or press charges against Israel for its 2010 deadly assault on a Gaza-bound flotilla bearing humanitarian aid from Turkey. The ruling came despite the court's acknowledgement that Israel likely committed war crimes.

Tax Haven No.1 - 340 global companies avoid billions in Luxembourg
RT - Billions of dollars have secretly passed through Luxembourg, the heart of the EU, an investigation by journalists has unearthed in leaked documents. PepsiCo, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies use the tiny country to slash their tax bills.

Ebola news

U.S. government tried to cover up pandemic that killed 50 million
(NaturalNews) Have you noticed that, in the past few weeks, the mainstream media has stopped reporting on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States? That's because they've been asked not to do so -- at least until those suspected of having the virus test positive for it with a lab test. The implication is that the mainstream media -- The Associated Press in particular -- was asked to refrain from reporting on the suspected cases by the Obama Administration.

Pentagon funding vaccine to combat airborne Ebola
(NaturalNews) The Defense Department has awarded a pharmaceutical company a multi-million-dollar contract to develop a new Ebola vaccine aimed at combating an airborne version of the Ebola virus.

Obama diverted funds away from pandemic defense program 'BioShield'
(NaturalNews) In recent weeks, Democrats have tried to deflect electorate anger against their party and the Obama Administration over its mishandling of the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. by claiming that opposition Republicans "cut funding" for Ebola-related research.

Why are Australia and Canada following North Korea’s lead on Ebola?
Washington Post - Despite international bodies such as the World Health Organization declaring it a shortsighted and ultimately damaging tactic, the number of countries that are placing restrictions on travel due to Ebola has been rising.

Ebola accelerates in Sierra Leone with 900% higher transmission ...
(NaturalNews) Things have been relatively quiet on the Ebola front here in the U.S. this past week, with 11 days and counting (as of this writing) since the last confirmed case of the disease was announced. But the situation is hardly as rosy in Sierra Leone, where an Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) report says Ebola is now spreading at a 900 percent faster rate than two months ago.

Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer plays banjo, rides exercise bike in hospital room, official says
Newsday - The New York City doctor who is being treated for Ebola is continuing to improve and has been playing the banjo in his hospital room, hospital officials said Thursday. A spokeswoman for the city Health and Hospitals Corporation says Dr. Craig Spencer requested the banjo and an exercise bike and has been using both.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Navy Seal who shot Bin Laden reveals himself despite Pentagon fury
RT - Against the wishes of the Pentagon, the US Navy SEAL who shot dead Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, has revealed his identity.

Border stat posted, and then removed
Washington Post - Most of the people the Border Patrol stopped from sneaking into the country last year were from countries other than Mexico, according to agency statistics, a shift that might have provided fodder for politicians leading up to Tuesday’s election. But they didn’t get much of a chance. The Border Patrol’s annual statistics were posted on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Web site for about five hours on Oct. 10, then taken down.

Honeypot? Federal agents helped launch and run darknet drug market Silk Road 2.0
Activist Post - The FBI successfully provided protection for violent drug cartels today by seizing the peaceful e-commerce website Silk Road 2.0. This feat was accomplished because "at least one undercover law enforcement agent" helped start the shop and run it for a year.

US knocks down ballistic, cruise missile targets in complex Aegis system test
RT - The US Navy has successfully tested an Aegis missile defense system, simultaneously destroying two cruise and one ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii, in a demonstration of capabilities “no other nation in the world has.”

Angry Protesters Storm FBI Building, Back Scared Cops into Corner
The Free Thought Project - This Tuesday, protesters assembled at various sites across the world for a demonstration called “The Million Mask March.” The protests were not centered on one specific issue or event, but served as an outlet for people to voice their frustrations with the different institutions that control their lives.

VIDEO: Obama: If The GOP Passes An Immigration Bill, The Executive Actions That I Take Go Away
Breitbart - NBC political analyst Chuck Todd predicted Tuesday night that the president would have to back away from his threat to act unilaterally on immigration because of the Republican sweep…. But Dr. Charles Krauthammer, a trained psychologist, has Obama better pegged than that. He understands the psychology of a narcissist who loves conflict and "rubbing raw the resentments of the people."

90-Year-Old WW2 Vet Charged For Feeding Homeless Again
Paul Joseph Watson - After his initial citation on Sunday for violating a recently passed city ordinance that prohibits the sharing of food, Arnold Abbott, founder of Love Thy Neighbor, garnered international media attention as his story went viral, but that didn’t stop police from interrupting another event last night on Fort Lauderdale Beach during which Abbott dished out free food to the homeless.

Local News Advises Residents To Play Dead During Home Invasion
Adan Salazar - A local news segment purporting to provide tips on how to survive a home invasion ludicrously advises faking a heart attack or fainting if faced with potentially violent intruders.

VIDEO: Cleveland voters kick out traffic, speed cameras
USA Today - Voters in this city of almost 400,000 have made it overwhelmingly clear: They don't want traffic cameras ticketing drivers here. Issue 35's supporters said the cameras were little more than money-making speed traps that deprive drivers of basic rights, and on Tuesday 78% of voters agreed with them.

Election News

If You Really Think It Matters Which Party Controls the Senate, Answer These Questions
Zero Hedge - Please don't claim anything changes if one party or the other is in the majority. Anyone clinging to that fantasy is delusional.

Economy & Business

Welcome To Post-Obama America Where Chicken Is The New iPhone
Zero Hedge - ‘Dozens’ of people are camping outside the newly built Chik-Fil-A store. Why, you ask? FREE CHICKEN FOR A YEAR! That’s why! The chain is offering a years worth of free food to the first 100 customers. The first 100 adults in line will get a digital card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals…. Welcome to the deep fried recovery.

Ron Paul Says: Watch The Petrodollar
Zero Hedge - Want to know when the fiat US dollar will collapse? Watch the petrodollar system and the factors affecting it. This is critically important, because once the dollar loses its coveted reserve status, the consequences will be dire for Americans. At that moment, I believe Washington will become sufficiently desperate to enforce the radical measures that governments throughout world history have always implemented when their currencies were threatened—overt capital controls, wealth confiscation, people controls, price and wage controls, pension nationalizations, etc.

Saudi Cut In Oil Price For US May Lead To Price War
Zero Hedge - Saudi Arabia’s move to cut the cost of its oil to US customers has injected fear into the oil markets, bringing the price of OPEC crude below $80 and suggesting to some observers that the cartel is preparing for a global price war.

Economist: Financial Collapse Will Cause Civil Unrest to Erupt in America by 2016
Paul Joseph Watson - “It looks more and more like a serious political uprising will erupt by 2016 once the economy turns down. That is the magic ingredient. Turn the economy down and you get civil unrest and revolution,” writes Armstrong…. Armstrong, who correctly predicted the 1987 Black Monday crash as well as the 1998 Russian financial collapse, asserts that the downfall of the system will be its inability to gauge the anger that Americans currently feel towards their government.

Job Cuts Surge 68%, Most In 3 Years; Worst October Since 2009
Zero Hedge - Challenger reports US companies laid off over 51,000 people in October, the most since May (and 2nd most since Feb 2013). This is a 68% surge MoM (and 11.9% rise YoY) - the biggest monthly rise since September 2011. Retail, Computer, and Pharma industries saw the biggest layoffs. Hiring also collapsed from the record 567,705 exuberance in September to just 147,935 in October. This was the worst October for layoffs since 2009.

U.S. Allots $1.4 Mil to Fight Work Discrimination in Mexico
Judicial Watch, - As if it weren’t bad enough that the U.S. spends exorbitant amounts of taxpayer funds to support illegal immigrants in this country, it’s allocating north of a million dollars to help the Mexican government combat employment discrimination in Mexico. Is there no end to the madness?

Housing Market

City To Bulldoze 350 Working Class Homes To Build Fancy Stores – Thanks To Federal Funds
Off The Grid News - An Indiana city is planning to use eminent domain to bulldoze a 74-year-old neighborhood to make way for a real estate development…. “There are 65 families, and that’s just the ones I know about there, and most of them are elderly and have had their houses paid for, for years,” Pleasant Ridge resident Judy Hogan said…. Homeowners in the area are particularly upset because federal grant money would pay them just $15,000 to $25,000 for each home. Supposedly, city money or developer money would make up the difference to reach full sale price, the mayor said.

Veteran News

600+ American troops reportedly exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq
RT - The Pentagon acknowledged that more than 600 American service members did alert military medical staff they had been exposed to chemical weapons while serving in Iraq. The military admits it failed to track the cases, or offer treatment to the troops. The news comes after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an internal review of Pentagon records, which have now uncovered hundreds of troops who told the military they believed they were exposed to chemical weapons.

VIDEO: Where Heaven and Hell Collide
The story of how Jim Peters and his company – T-shirts 4 Troops - have helped 11,000 combat troops. Heroic men and women who have lost limbs, sight, hearing and are left emotionally scarred from the battlefield. In this feature-length film we find Jim; on his first day at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he visits troopers that narrowly avoided death in combat. Jim nurtures and encourages them to live life when most have given up hope and only wish they’d died from their wounds. Jim does it armed with nothing but a Marvel Comic Super Hero t-shirt, love of his fellow man and courage!

Energy & Environment

MSNBC Report: Geoengineering, What Could Go Wrong?
Geoengineering Watch - This report was just released from MSNBC. The climate engineering atrocity in our skies is becoming ever harder to hide as we knew it would. The MSNBC report in the video below is pushing the subject of geoengineering closer and closer to the light of day.

Science & Technology

Cockroach Biobots Equipped to Track Sound
Tech Swarm - There is a move afoot not only to mimic nature in order to create new types of robots and drones, but to actually modify nature itself by creating cyborg "biobots."… North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster. The researchers have also developed technology that can be used as an “invisible fence” to keep the biobots in the disaster area.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

23 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze
Off The Grid News - With everyday items, such as aluminum foil, freezer bags and ice trays, you can freeze many more items than you may have thought. Here is a list of some foods you may not have thought you could freeze…


Beat insomnia and sleep easy with these herbs and natural remedies
(NaturalNews) A chronic lack of sleep not only affects your work, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life, it also wreaks havoc with your immune system. You don't need to resort to pharmaceuticals with dangerous side effects like sleepwalking, eating or driving in your sleep or fatigue upon waking. Instead, use these natural remedies to reset your sleep cycle and end insomnia.

Use bitter herbs for optimal digestion and detoxification
(NaturalNews) These herbs help produce digestive enzymes and improve liver and gallbladder function as well as anything. Utilizing bitter herbs on a regular basis is a fantastic health strategy for optimal digestion and detoxification.

Omega-3 fatty acids can prevent depression in high-risk patients
(NaturalNews) Even briefly boosting your intake of omega-3 fatty acids might provide months of protection from certain forms of depression, according to a study conducted by a team of international researchers and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

10 Ways Stress Can Mess with Your Workouts
Dr. Mercola - A workout can be a great way to unwind after a stressful day, but psychological stress can derail your exercise efforts in surprising ways.

Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods
Green Med Info - Herbs, spices and foods are your first line of defense. Here are eight that can help restore and maintain your cells' sensitivity to insulin.

Spontaneous Remission of Disease in Over 3,500 Cases – What’s Happening?
Natural Society - The Institute of Noetic Sciences has a database of over 3,500 documented, verifiable cases of diseases, often life-threatening, that go away all on their own. The people who had these diseases might have sought allopathic medical treatment that wasn’t working, or simply refused to get ‘treatment’ in the traditional sense at all, but there is one thing that makes all of these cases commonly remarkable.

25 Super Easy Tricks to De-Stress Right Now
Natural Society - Most people realize now that is isn’t just the chemical exposure, harmful ingredients in food, or even a lack of exercise that are leading contributors to illness and disease. Those are hugely important factors, no doubt, but let us not forget about the other primary, silent killer – stress.

99 Healthy Meals and Snacks For People Who Can't Cook
Natural Blaze - The most common excuses I hear when people tell my why they can’t eat healthy, non-GMO food is that they “can’t” cook or that they “don’t have time” to cook…. Whether you are male or female, the ability to put together a nourishing, tasty meal on a budget can’t be overrated.

The Bizarre Ingredient Found in Many Fast Food Items
Natural Society - This has been a surreptitious addition to fast food burgers for several years now, and it seems to be on the rise. Oh, and it isn’t just in your burger. It is also being added to fries, shakes, sauces, onion rings, and just about every other item served at a fast food chain. It even allows fast food companies to use less ‘chicken’ in their nuggets and ‘cream’ in their ice cream. Yuck.

How McDonald’s McRib is Really Made (Video)
Natural Society - McDonald’s has recently rolled out with a new transparency ad campaign in order to sway the public into believing that fast food simply isn’t all bad, though I’m not sure how effective the campaign will be.

Ractopamine: This Drug Has Sickened Thousands of Animals – Will It Be At Your Holiday Feast?
Food Babe - I know it’s tempting this time of year when you get coupons from the grocery store offering a whole turkey for FREE in exchange for shopping in their store. These “FREE” store-brand turkeys generally aren’t free of antibiotics and are raised on a diet of GMOs…. But, there’s something else that deserves your full attention.

7 Ways Pumpkins Can Boost Your Health
Off The Grid News - When it’s pumpkin season, Jack-o’-lanterns and other holiday décor are what’s foremost in most people’s minds. This year, though, spare a thought for the immense health benefits of these humble vegetables. Well, botanically speaking, they actually are fruits and they do carry plenty of seeds inside. But even these seeds are one step ahead in their health benefits.

Pet News

Meet THE Authority on Optimal Nutrition for Dogs
Dr. Becker - Dr. Becker interviews Steve Brown, creator of the first commercial raw pet food diet, Steve's Real Food. Steve shares his insider knowledge of the pet food industry, and the difficulties he faced going up against industry giants with his revolutionary fresh diets for pets.

Thursday - November 6, 2014 - Today in History:

1789 - Father John Carroll was appointed as the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States of America.
1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth president of the United States.
1861 - Jefferson Davis was elected as the president of the Confederacy in the U.S.
1913 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1917 - During World War I, Candian forces take the village of Passchendaele, Belgium, in the Third Battle of Ypres.
1952 - The first hydrogen bomb was exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1962 - The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution that condemned South Africa's racist apartheid policies. The resolution also called for all member states to terminate military and economic relations with South Africa.
1965 - The Freedom Flights program began which would allow 250,000 Cubans to come to the United States by 1971.
1967 - Phil Donahue began a TV talk show in Dayton, OH. The show was on the air for 29 years.
1983 - U.S. Army choppers dropped hundreds of leaflets over northern and central Grenada. The leaflets urged residents to cooperate in locating any Grenadian army or Cuban resisters to the U.S-led invasion.
1984 - For the first time in 193 years, the New York Stock Exchange remained open during a presidential election day.
1985 - Leftist guerrillas belonging to Columbia's April 19 Movement seized control of the Palace of Justice in Bogota.
1986 - Former Navy radioman John Walker Jr., was sentenced in Baltimore to life imprisonment. Walker had admitted to being the head of a family spy ring.
1986 - U.S. intelligence sources confirmed a story run by the Lebanese magazine Ash Shiraa that reported the U.S. had been secretly selling arms to Iran in an effort to secure the release of seven American hostages.
1989 - In the hopes of freeing U.S. hostages held in Iran, the U.S. announced that it would unfreeze $567 million in Iranian assets being held since 1979.
1991 - Kuwait celebrated the dousing of the last of the oil fires ignited by Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.
1998 - The Islamic militant group Hamas exploded a car bomb killing the two attackers and injuring 21 civilians.
2001 - In London, the "Lest We Forget" exhibit opened at the National Memorial Arboretum. Fred Seiker was the creator of the 24 watercolors. Seiker was a prisoner of war that had been forced to build the Burma Railroad, the "railway of death," for the Japanese during World War II.
2001 - In Madrid, Spain, a car bomb injured about 60 people. The bomb was blamed on Basque separatists.
2001 - Billionaire Republican Michael Bloomberg was elected New York City mayor.
2009 - The government reported that unemployment rose to 10.2 percent in the U.S. in October, the first time the jobless rate had hit double digits since 1983.

World News

Kiev Seriously Breaching Geneva Agreement With Military Actions in SE Ukraine: Ministry
RIA Novosti - Kiev is seriously violating the Geneva agreement by activating its military in southeastern Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Russian party urges international military aid for Syrian govt
RT - A leftist Russian party has prepared a parliamentary motion calling for immediate military, technical and humanitarian aid to the governments of Syria and Iraq in their fight against Islamic terrorists.

Western special services might be behind ISIS terrorists – intelligence veteran
Rt - “There are some grounds to suspect that American and British special services could support the Islamic extremists in order to target the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation,” Lieutenant-General Nikolai Pushkaryov, formerly of the Central Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff said in an interview with the RIA-Novosti news agency. “The top of these movements can be under the influence of NATO agents,” he added.

Finland warns Europe is ‘at the gates of a new cold war’ in wake of Russian military activity
The Independent - Finland’s president has reportedly warned that Europe is on the brink of “a new kind of cold war” in the wake of apparent military aggression from Russia. Sauli Niinisto said the US and EU were failing to take Vladimir Putin’s actions seriously, even after he annexed Crimea and after repeated reports of Russian involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Dutch Experts Arrive at MH17 Aircrash Site in East Ukraine: OSCE
RIA Novosti - Dutch experts have arrived at the site of the Malaysian MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said Thursday. The Dutch experts are being accompanied by OSCE observers and Emergencies Ministry employees from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

‘Nowhere to hide, we're everywhere!’ Global Million Mask March as it happened (VIDEOS)
RT - Protests against mass surveillance, govt austerity and social injustice have taken to the streets in over 400 cities worldwide. Dubbed the Million Mask March, the third annual act of mass civil disobedience was organized by the activist group Anonymous.
* Related: 10 arrested as London Million Mask March turns tense

"Europe Is Under Threat By Russia" George Soros Warns The EU To Take Action, "Freedom Isn't Free"
Zero Hedge - The legendary Hungarian-American investor, George Soros, told Handelsblatt that the European Union and euro currency zone could unravel if member countries can't agree on a unified response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine. "Wake up Europe," he chides, adding that Western economic sanctions against Russia, which are limiting the ability of Russian businesses to obtain financing on the global market, are a necessary evil, concluding "Freedom sounds like a free good, but you have to be ready to defend it."

Spain Moves Military Assets Into Catalonia Ahead Of Weekend's 'Illegal' Secession Vote
Zero Hedge - "Everything is all set for Nov. 9," says a senior Catalan regional government official as the region prepares to defy both the central government and the country's highest court and proceed with a much-disputed weekend vote on whether to secede from Spain.

Ebola news

Media Agrees “Not to Report” on Suspected Ebola Cases in U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson - An eyebrow-raising admission at the end of a Forbes article written by pharmacologist David Kroll reveals that the media has agreed not to report on suspected Ebola cases in the United States. In a piece entitled Liberian Traveler At Duke Hospital Shows Preliminary Negative Result For Ebola, Kroll describes attending a press conference involving Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos.

Contained? NYC Department Of Health Actively Monitoring 357 Individuals For Ebola
Zero Hedge - The good news is that New York's first Ebola patient, Dr. Spencer, is "showing improvement." The bad news is: *NYC: 357 individuals actively monitored of Nov. 5. Contained indeed and "hard to catch." Perhaps that explains why Obama just asked for $6.2 billion to manage this monster.

U.S. uniformed officers to treat Ebola patients in Liberia
USA Today - President Obama has assured Americans that none of the nearly 4,000 U.S. troops heading to Liberia will treat Ebola patients, but 70 uniformed officers of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps will.

Chinese Factory Steps up Production of Ebola Suits
RIA Novosti - The Associated Press reports that 6,000 protective Ebola suits are being made every day in a Chinese factory, which has plans to double that number by January.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

America’s school kids now under psychiatric surveillance
MassPrivateI - Using the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as its justification, the Obama administration has recently given the psychiatric business and pharmaceutical industry a major gift by quietly introducing a behavioral and mental health program in public schools throughout the United States. In an under-reported section of “Now is the Time“ titled “Making Schools Safer” and “Improving Mental Health Services” for students. One is left to consider the long range implications of the psychopharmaceutical complex’s never-ending drive to expand its clientele.

Obama to Ask Congress to Back Use of Military Force Against Islamic State
RIA Novosti - "I am going to begin engaging Congress over a new authorization to use military force against ISIL," Obama told a news conference in the White House. Until today, the airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria had been based on authorizations passed in 2001 and 2002, but various politicians have said Washington was going over the limits of those provisions.

Election Win: McCain Will Head Up Senate’s Armed Services Committee
Kurt Nimmo - John McCain is expected to become chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee in January following a Republican election victory on November 4. In the position, McCain will drive defense policy on Capitol Hill, including the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act dictating how the Pentagon spends money. He will also determine the foreign policy agenda of the United States.

Will Republicans Impeach Barack Obama?
Paul Joseph Watson - The Family Research Council, one of the America’s most influential conservative lobby groups, last week called for the GOP to launch impeachment proceedings against Obama if they captured the Senate. Ted Cruz, who built his reputation on attacking the President, is also set to butt heads with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom he failed to endorse. Some speculate that Cruz, who already wants to impeach Eric Holder, could launch an attempt to impeach Obama should the President try to pass blanket amnesty for illegal aliens by executive order.

Boehner: ‘Jobs and Energy Bills’ Come First; No Mention of Obamacare
CNS News - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), declaring himself “humbled” by Tuesday night’s many Republican wins, says it’s not time to celebrate, it’s time to pass jobs, energy, tax and regulatory reform bills: “It’s time for government to start getting results and implementing solutions to the challenges facing our country, starting with our still-struggling economy,” Boehner said in a statement.

California Voters Pass 'Historic' Mass Incarceration Reform
Common Dreams - A California public safety measure to reclassify low-level crimes, including drug possession, won a clear victory on Tuesday, as voters paved the way for thousands of non-violent offenders to be resentenced and potentially released from the state's notoriously overcrowded prison system…. Under Proposition 47, low-level property and drug offenses including shoplifting, theft, and check fraud under $950, as well as personal illicit drug use will be reclassified from felonies to misdemeanors.

70 minutes in jail: 'VIP treatment' for CA senator convicted on 8 felony counts
RT - Eight felony counts, including voting fraud and perjury, should have landed a Democrat senator in jail for 90 days. Instead he received a slap on the wrist – being released from the jail without seeing as much as the inside of a cell.

Hawaiians Win Community GMO Victory Over Monsanto
Common Dreams - Residents of Maui County in Hawaii, frequently referred to as 'GMO Ground Zero,' claimed a victory Tuesday evening when a measure to ban the planting of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) passed with 50.2 percent. Agribusiness giants Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, which for decades have run enormous growing and testing operations on the island, spent nearly $8 million dollars to defeat the ban, making it the most expensive campaign in Hawaii's history, according to Honolulu Civil Beat.

Exiled from paradise? Hawaii to relocate homeless with one-way plane tickets
RT - One of the biggest shelters in Hawaii has secured the funding to start an initiative that will vet the homeless population of Waikiki and ultimately select 120 individuals to be flown elsewhere with one-way plane tickets.

Election News

Ben Swann Interviews Ron Paul on One Party Monopoly in America - The “monopoly of a one-party system” is all too evident in the midterm elections, according to former Texas congressman Ron Paul. Speaking to RT’s Ben Swann and Erin Ade, the Libertarian outlined what he thinks of the current political system in America.

The Day After: An Interactive Sea Of Red (Map)
Zero Hedge - While one can debate the naivete of anyone expecting much if anything to change as a result of the midterm, or any, elections, one things is certain: America spoke up, and said the "recovery" of the past 6 years not only isn't working but is the biggest lie perpetuated by the country's true ruler: the Fed and its Wall Street bank "advisors", and demanded change: something more than just fabricated daily record highs in the nominal values of assorted Fed-rigged pieces of paper.

18-Year-Old Freshman Elected To W.Va. House Of Delegates, Becomes Youngest State Lawmaker In US
CBS News - The Republican defeated Democrat Layne Diehl on Tuesday to win a seat in the state House of Delegates to become the youngest state lawmaker in the U.S… Blair is a freshman attending West Virginia University. She plans to skip spring classes so she can serve as a lawmaker…. Blair is pro-life, pro-gun rights and pro-business.

Economy & Business

US Mint Sells Out Of Silver Eagles Following "Tremendous" Demand
Zero Hedge - "The US Mint has just announced that they are temporarily sold out of American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins. They are in the process of producing more and will advise when additional inventory is available." To paraphrase: the US mint just sold out of all silver American Eagle silver bullion coins, following "tremendous" demand in the past several weeks, according to Reuters reports.
* Related: “Global Scramble” For Silver…

Because Nothing Says "Best Execution" Like Dumping $1.5 Billion In Gold Futures At 0030ET
Zero Hedge - For the 5th day in a row, "someone" has decided that 0030ET would be an appropriate time (assuming the 'seller' is an investor who prefers best execution rather than the standard non-economically-rational share-repurchaser in America) to be dumping large amounts of precious metals positions via the futures market. Tonight, with over 13,000 contracts being flushed through Gold - amounting to over $1.5 billion notional, gold prices tumbled $20 to $1151 (its lowest level since April 2010). Silver is well through $16 and back at Feb 2010 lows. The USDollar is also surging.

Energy & Environment

Fracking banned in its birthplace: Texas town votes to outlaw hydraulic fracturing
RT - Voters in Denton, Texas approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on Tuesday, making the city the first in Texas to outlaw the controversial gas-extraction process. The ban is likely to garner legal challenges, but, for now, supporters celebrating the landmark vote in a state famous for oil and gas development.

Science & Technology

The US Navy is proposing Electronic Warfare training ranges in Washington’s magnificent Olympic Peninsula - Briefly, the Navy is proposing to turn a large part of Washington’s magnificent Olympic Peninsula, as well as a portion of northeastern Washington, into Electronic Warfare training ranges. A giant antenna resembling a house-sized golfball will be installed at the Naval Station at Moclips, just outside the Quinault Indian Reservation on the Olympic Peninsula. According to the data in the Environmental Assessment, I calculate that it will have an effective power of 5 million watts. It will be capable of sending 64 simultaneous beams at frequencies of between 2 and 18 GHz. The golfball will only be 40 feet off the ground.


Vitamin D improves memory and brain cell function
(NaturalNews) Spending more time in the sun to boost your vitamin D levels may help stave off the cognitive decline associated with aging, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on September 29.

Overcome adrenal fatigue naturally
(NaturalNews) In this period of higher mental stress, poor nutrition, pervasive toxins, and overuse of stimulants, it has become difficult to properly support the adrenals. As a result, people have become afflicted with poor energy, bad sleep, obnoxious cravings, and a roller coaster of

Medicinal Mushrooms Proving to Eradicate Human Papillomavirus
Green Med Info - Multiple studies are showing that medicinal mushrooms can treat and eradicate Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections, which can lead to cervical cancer.

What the Gardasil Vaccine Did to Me: Pacemaker at Age 21
Health Impact News - When I was 20 years old, I was working as a certified pharmacy technician. I was very healthy, athletic and active. I looked forward to my future. Gardasil was approved by the FDA in June of 2006. That December, one week before my 21st birthday, I received my first of three injections. I have not been the same person since then.

10 Natural Remedies To Treat Acidity and Gastrointestinal Discomfort - Acidity is not very forgiving when it comes to pain and discomfort. If you suffer from it often, you're likely not consuming foods that work with your body. While you figure out which foods are causing the problem, her are some simple natural remedies that will help you ease the pain.

Pet News

Why Your Cat May Think You’re a Huge, Unpredictable Ape - Even though we feed them, clean up after them, and pet, hug, and hold them, Buffington says that few of us know how to listen to our cats. This can make things more frustrating for them than for us. That’s because no matter how much we love them, cats are our captives, domesticated aliens with no way of explaining their customs, or of interpreting ours.

Wednesday - November 5, 2014 - Today in History:

1844 - In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful cataract operation at the Zoological Garden.
1872 - In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential election. She never paid the fine.
1895 - George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years later.
1935 - The game "Monopoly" was introduced by Parker Brothers Company.
1940 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office.
1946 - John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 29.
1956 - British and French forces began landing in Egypt during the Suez Canal Crisis. A cease-fire was declared 2 days later.
1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL had exceeded antitrust limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles.
1986 - The White House reaffirmed the U.S. ban on the sale of weapons to Iran.
1990 - Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Kach movement, was shot to death after a speech at a New York Hotel. His assassin, Egyptian El Sayyid, was later convicted of the murder and was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the World Trade Center bombing.
1994 - Former U.S. President Reagan announced that he had Alzheimer's disease.
1998 - In the U.S., Chairman Henry Hyde of the Judiciary Committee asked President Clinton to answer 81 questions for the House impeachment inquiry.
1998 - The U.N. announced that the Taliban militia had killed up to 5,000 civilians in a takeover of an Afghani town.
1999 - A 12-day conference on global warming, attended by delegates from 170 nations, ended in Bonn, Germany.
2006 - Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced by the Iraqi High Tribunal to hang for crimes against humanity.
2009 - A shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas left 13 people dead; Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was charged in the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base.

World News

'War crimes': Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza, Amnesty says
RT - Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza. Entire Palestinian families were killed when their homes were leveled by Israeli bombs falling with no warning and for little military gain, Amnesty International said.

Fukushima dismantling crew removes 400 tons of spent fuel from crippled reactor
RT - The first of four sets of spent nuclear fuel rods has been removed from a damaged reactor building at Japan’s Fukushima power plant, scoring a major success in an effort to dismantle the quake and tsunami-wrecked facility.

NATO asks US for more troops in Baltic states, Poland to counter ‘Russia threat’
RT - The North Atlantic bloc has asked the Pentagon to send more troops to Eastern Europe to counter the perceived threat of Russia. There are currently 750 US soldiers in Poland and the Baltic states, but the organization believes that this is not enough.

Britain prepares to send troops back to Iraq
The Telegraph - Britain is preparing to send soldiers back to Baghdad to support the US-led mission to help the Iraqi security forces fight the Islamic State. A number of officers are set to help train and advise the Iraqi army. They will be join an American headquarters that has been established in the capital.

It Begins: German Bank 'Charging' Negative Interest To Its Retail Customers
Zero Hedge - On November 1st, the first European bank has passed along these negative interest rates to its retail customers. So if you maintain a balance of more than 500,000 euros at Deutsche Skatbank of Germany, you now have the privilege of paying 0.25% per year… to the bank.

Ebola News

False Flag warning NYC: Full-scale ‘Ebola’ pandemic drill to go live Nov. 13, FEMA, crisis actors, role players involved
The Daily Sheeple - A massive 2-year long pandemic “continuity exercise” is nearing “stage three” of five on November 13th, going live in “New York City” and “other locations”, according to new documents and audio/video recordings uncovered by Intellihub News.

Certain genes provide immunity to Ebola - could virus have been engineered to target people with specific genes?
(NaturalNews) According to a new study published just days ago in the journal Science, researchers who infected a group of specially bred mice with the virus "saw a range of reactions, from zero [symptoms] to death by hemorrhagic fever,"... The scientists were studying the varied reactions to the disease, and were specifically measuring how different genes in the mice altered the course of the viral infection. In doing so, researchers were able to determine which genes in humans are more vulnerable to death by the virus

Liberians in West Point slum desperately battle Ebola after government deserts them; residents dump contaminated bodies in river
(NaturalNews) Residents living in one of the worst Ebola-hit areas of Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, have taken up the charge of containing the disease without the government's help. Reportedly feeling abandoned by their leaders, the people of West Point, Monrovia's largest slum, are now proactively using bleach buckets and avoiding direct contact with others in order to maintain what they feel is a solid level of protection against Ebola.

Workers warn Ebola in Sierra Leone is ‘spreading nine times faster than two months ago’
The Daily Sheeple - Cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone are still rising quickly, campaigners have warned. In rural parts of the country, the virus is spreading nine times faster than two months ago, a report from the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) found. AGI – an organization set up by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair – said rates are also increasing in the capital Freetown, with six times more new cases recorded per day than two months ago.

WHO chief: Ebola vaccine was never developed ‘because it only affected poor African countries’
The Independent - In unusually strident comments, Dr Margaret Chan, the director-general of the WHO, attacked drug companies and said that the reason clinicians were “empty-handed” was because “a profit-driven industry does not invest in products for markets that cannot pay”.

Japanese Authorities to Publish Patients' Data in Case of Ebola: Reports
RIA Novosti - The Japanese Health and Transport Ministries announced on Tuesday that in the event of an Ebola case being registered in the country, private data on the patient will be made public, the Japanese NHK TV-channel reported Tuesday. Ministries have decided that information concerning the age, gender and flight number of a patient suspected to have Ebola will be published at the stage where blood samples are sent for testing.

Sterilize Ebola Rooms and Vehicles 100%! (Better and Faster and Easier Than With Light or Bleach)
Natural News Blogs - Not taught in medical school: Ebola is itself, not what it does, just another wimpy (unable to live in ACTIVE Oxygen) anaerobe. Ebola, like SARS, MERS, MRSA, West Nile, Hemorrhagic Fevers, Bird Flu, Anthrax, Swine, AIDS, etc., are all classified as anaerobes, so can they live in Active Oxygen? Anaerobe means “cannot live in Active forms of Oxygen.”

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Obama: Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Is “Not a Choice We Want Americans to Make”
The Daily Sheeple - This is literally one of the all-time dumbest things Obama has ever said…. In a quest to get more American children enrolled at even younger ages into our government indoctrination centers, er, public schools, Obama recently made a pretty straightforward statement on Uncle Sam’s position regarding stay-at-home moms. Watch for yourself…

Russian Taliban is first Afghan War enemy combatant charged in US court
RT - A 12-count federal indictment unsealed in Virginia on Tuesday alleges that a Russian citizen plotted overseas terrorist attacks against the United States military during the War in Afghanistan.

US air force fires two more nuclear commanders amid leadership crisis
The Guardian - The US air force has fired two more nuclear commanders and disciplined a third, fresh evidence of leadership lapses in a nuclear missile corps that has suffered several recent setbacks including the removal of its top commander.

‘Election Eve Dump:’ Eric Holder Releases Fast and Furious Documents That Got Him Cited for Contempt
National Review - Justice Department officials provided House investigators with thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that President Obama had previously claimed were exempt from congressional review. In an “election eve dump,” as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) put it, DOJ handed over 64,280 pages of documents, a release that is still only a partial fulfillment of the committee’s request.

Napolitano: Obama Can Open The Borders Whenever He Wants
Daily Caller - NAPOLITANO: Some of this is very frightening and what I’m about to tell you and our viewers is frightening as well. Here’s what the president can do and totally on his own: he can open the borders. He can order the Border Patrol to do nothing when people present themselves at the borders who are absolutely and totally unqualified to come in.

Election News

More Executive Orders on the Way: Republicans Take Control of the Senate
The Daily Sheeple - The American people showed their discontent at the polls yesterday by voting for the Republicans to take control of the Senate. They GOP have also strengthened their hold on the House of Representatives and from January will be in control of both chambers of Congress for the first time since 2006. Obama now has two choices during the final two years of his leadership: Issue Executive orders that require no approval from Congress [or] Seek bipartisan support for his plans. Many people have no doubt of which choice he will make.

VIDEO: Paul: Hillary Clinton ‘soundly rejected’
The Hill - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday portrayed the early Senate results as a repudiation of Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential rival. “I think we’re going to pick up enough [seats] to take over the Senate, and I think it is a repudiation basically of the president’s policies, but also Hillary Clinton,” Paul said on Fox News Tuesday night. “Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton have been all over the place. They’re trying to make out as if they’re somehow better for Democrats, but in Kentucky they were soundly rejected.”

Republican Lawsuit in Colorado Claims Democrats Blocking Vote Monitors
Kurt Nimmo - According to the suit, Boulder County clerk and recorder Hillary Hall did not allow access while mail-in ballots were counted. Republicans claim Hall only allowed the count to be observed for a few seconds and denied monitors “sufficient time and access to take even the most basic steps to determine whether a signature should be verified or to lodge a challenge as is their right.”

Video: Touch Screen Forces Voter to Choose Democrat
Paul Joseph Watson - Video footage out of Virginia’s 2nd District shows a voter being forced to choose Democrat Suzanne Patrick over Republican Scott Rigell as an electronic voting machine refuses to accept his selection of the GOP candidate. “I asked for help and the election officials showed me how to correct it, but did NOT shut down the station. He said it was a calibration issue,” Sibiga wrote in the description to his video, contradicting Virginia Beach General Registrar Donna Patterson who said that every faulty machine was immediately removed.

Voting Machine Leaves Republican Off Ballot
Kit Daniels - A voting machine in Bexar Co., Texas, shows everyone on the ballot running for governor except Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to win the election. In place of Abbott’s name, the voting machine at the First Chinese Baptist Church in San Antonio displays outgoing Lt. Governor David Dewhurst instead, who’s not even in the race, further fueling concerns over the accuracy of electronic voting.

Polling Station in Los Angeles Evacuated Over Alleged Bomb Threat: Reports
RIA Novosti - A US school that also served as a polling location was evacuated on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California after police were alerted to an alleged bomb threat on social media as Americans went to vote in midterm elections, the CBS news channel cited police officials as saying.

Economy & Business

National Economic Suicide: The U.S. Trade Deficit With China Just Hit A New Record High
Economic Collapse - According to government numbers that were just released, we imported 44.9 billion dollars worth of stuff from China in September but we only exported 9.3 billion dollars worth of stuff to them. And this is not happening because our economy is so much larger than China's. In fact, the IMF says that China now has the largest economy on the entire planet on a purchasing power basis. No, the truth is that this is happening because our economy is broken.

VIDEO: Marijuana profits up in smoke under IRS rules
USA Today - Under this tax code the federal government stands to make more money from the sale of marijuana than those legally selling it. And that could be enough to shut down many shops…. "A lot of times, instead of paying a tax rate that should be 30 to 40%, they are paying rates between 80 or 90%," Cornelius, the accountant, said. "I even have a client right now that is paying more than 100% effective tax rate."

Energy & Environment

Sinkhole develops under dam in US — 7 nuclear reactors downstream
ENENews - The dam is located upstream of all three TVA [Tennessee Valley Authority] nuclear sites… The NRC Senior Resident Inspector was notified. The licensee is evaluating this event for potential impact on the design basis flooding level.”

Fourth largest lake now dried up and gone, leaving behind toxic legacy of pesticide runoff: Is Lake Mead next?
(NaturalNews) For the first time in 600 years, the eastern portion of the Aral Sea has dried up. The Asian freshwater lake once teamed with fish and wildlife, ships and sailboats, but now it is choked dry, drained of every last drop, the bottom showing, flaking off with pesticide residue that now kicks up as dust in the wind…. Nevada's Lake Mead is heading down the same course of events as the dying Aral Sea. Lake Mead, sitting downriver from Lake Powell on the Colorado River, is being drained just as the Aral Sea was.

Science & Technology

‘Learning on the fly’: Brain-inspired neuromorphic chip tested in prototype drone
RT - Scientists, backed by the Pentagon’s research agency DARPA, have tested a smart chip mimicking human brain functions in robots. For the trial, the chip designed to learn new skills and one day replace acquire human reasoning was installed on a tiny drone.

World's first 3D-bioprinted transplant-ready organ to be unveiled in early 2015
RT - The first living organ, created with the use of 3D-bioprinter, will be released next year, Russian scientists announced. The experiment will start with a transplant-ready thyroid, with further work on a functional printed kidney scheduled for 2018.

Verizon and AT&T Using Undeletable ‘Supercookies’ to Track Customers
RINF - Service giants Verizon and AT&T have been quietly following more than 100 million users’ internet activity without their consent for years through the use of invasive "supercookie" tracking technology that is nearly impossible to detect or escape. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), those methods may violate federal laws.


Mercury fillings - Health issues and how to heal from dental amalgams
(NaturalNews) Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to man and yet many of us have mercury fillings in our teeth that are slowing poisoning our bodies. Each time we eat, brush our teeth, drink, or in any way stimulate a filling, mercury vapor is released. We inhale or ingest this toxic substance all day, every day.

Medications are the number one cause of allergy-related death in America
(NaturalNews) The researchers analyzed the U.S. National Mortality Database for death certificates between 1999 and 2010 that listed anaphylaxis as the cause of death. They found that 58.8 percent of these certificates noted a medication as the cause of the reaction, 15.2 percent listed animal venom (as from an insect sting), 6.7 percent listed food, and 19.3 percent did not clarify the cause of the anaphylaxis.

Sunflower seeds: a good source of fiber, protein, vitamin E and more
(NaturalNews) While sunflower seeds don't quite reach the nutritional heights of chia seeds or hemp seeds, they're still an enormously healthy food. Aside from being a vital source of natural energy, they are rich in a large number of nutrients in which many of us are unknowingly deficient, making them an excellent addition to any Western diet.

8 Warning Signs of Vitamin C Deficiency
Natural News Blogs - A deficiency in this nutrient, therefore, can be a serious issue, though that issue can be treated through diet and supplementation; a list of eight warning signs of this deficiency is given in the paragraphs below….

Are Natural Treatments for Common Warts Better Than Conventional Treatments?
Green Med Info - When warts appear, this is a signal to boost the immune system with a nutrient-dense diet, targeted supplements and lifestyle changes. Several natural treatments and nutritional therapies have been shown to be effective and safe in the treatment of common warts.

8 foods that contain common anti-freeze ingredient
STEPin2 - According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, propylene glycol is a synthetic liquid substance that absorbs water. It is used to make polyester compounds, to create artificial smoke, and as a base for deicing solution, just to a name a few. Even though this chemical has been recalled in foods in European countries, it is still found in many foods in the United States. Let’s look at 8 foods that contain propylene glycol.

Tuesday - November 4, 2014 - Today in History:

1847 - Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson discovered the anesthetic qualities of chloroform.
1924 - Nellie Ross of Wyoming was elected America's 1st woman governor so she could serve out the remaining term of her late husband, William Ross.
1939 - During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents.
1939 - At the 40th National Automobile Show the first air-conditioned car was put on display.
1942 - During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the British.
1952 - In the United States, the National Security Agency (NSA) was established.
1956 - Soviet forces enter Hungary in order to suppress the uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956.
1970 - Former King Peter II of Yugoslavia died in Denver, CO. He was the first European king or queen to die and to be buried in the U.S.
1979 - Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.
1990 - Iraq issued a statement saying it was prepared to fight a "dangerous war" rather than give up Kuwait.
1991 - Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, CA. The dedication ceremony was attended by President Bush and former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon. It was the 1st gathering of 5 U.S. chief executives.
1999 - The UN imposed economic sanctions against the Taliban that controlled most of Afghanistan. The sanctions were imposed because the Taliban had refused to turn over Osama bin Laden, who had been charged with masterminding the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
2001 - Hurricane Michelle hit Cuba destroying crops and thousands of homes. The United States made the gesture of sending humanitarian aid. On December 16, 2001, Cuba received the first commercial food shipment from the U.S. in nearly 40 years.
2010 - Microsoft's Kinect was launched worldwide.

World News

105 Israeli ex-generals, spy chiefs call on Netanyahu to make peace with Palestinians
RT - The largest-ever protest by Israeli top brass has taken place, with at least 105 retired generals and intelligence chiefs writing a letter to premier Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to “initiate a diplomatic process” for peace with Palestine.

Afghan police sell arms to Taliban ‘to feed families’ as wages go unpaid for months – report
RT - The Afghan police service has been forced to sell its arms to the Taliban, as officers have not received wages for months. Some have even joined the insurgents, local Khaama Press newspaper reported.

Europe has lost 20% of bird population since 1980
RT - Over 420 million fewer birds now reside in Europe than some 30 years ago, a new study has found. The study blames the depopulation on modern farming methods and human interference with the habitat landscape of the most common bird species.

Last “Moderate” Mercenary Group in Syria Surrenders to al-Nusra
Kurt Nimmo - War against al-Assad now dominated by al-Qaeda spawned groups. The last moderate rebel groups fighting against the al-Assad government have surrendered to al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda spawned terror group aligned with the Islamic State.

Egypt, Gulf Arab allies discussing anti-extremist military alliance with possible joint force
StratRisks - U.S. Arab allies Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are discussing the creation of a military pact to take on Islamic militants, with the possibility of a joint force to intervene around the Middle East, The Associated Press has learned. The alliance would also serve as a show of strength to counterbalance their traditional rival, Shiite-dominated, Iran.

Russia Conducts Full "Nuclear Triad" Drill, Launches Topol-M ICBM
Zero Hedge - While east Ukraine, aka the Donetsk Republic, was voting over the weekend …Russia was busy conducting its most comprehensive Nuclear preparedness drill in recent history, one involving the entire "nuclear triad" consisting of strategic bombers; submarines and an the ICBM shown below on Saturday morning.

Germany threatens to kick out UK from EU
StratRisks - Sources told the newspaper that the chancellor said demands for any changes to freedom of movement rules represented a “point of no return” and that this would be it for the UK’s membership. Over the weekend, the Sunday Times also reported that the prime minister has dropped plans for quotas in a bid to placate the Germans and that Cameron is now looking at whether the government can ask EU immigrants to leave the country unless they can support themselves within three months of arriving in the UK.

Japan's Monetary Pearl Harbor
Zero Hedge - The Bank of Japan's surprise expansion of financial stimulus strikes me as the monetary equivalent of Pearl Harbor --not in the sense of launching a pre-emptive war (though the move does raise the odds of a global currency war), but in the sense of a leadership pursuing a Grand Strategy to the point of self-destruction because they have no alternative within their intellectual and political framework.

Ebola News

The Mineral Deficiency Linked to Ebola's Fatal Hemorrhaging
Dr. Mercola - Intriguing evidence suggests that the lethal hemorrhaging of Ebola may be influenced by this deficiency. The virus may produce proteins that impose extreme demand on its host, depleting the mineral, which then causes the hemorrhaging that kills the patient.

Bombshell: Scientist finds no reliable evidence Ebola virus ever isolated from a human being
Activist Post - “The CDC claims 7728 Ebola virus cases have been ‘laboratory-confirmed’. “I asked the CDC what constitutes isolation of Ebola virus from human specimens. I also asked for the protocol for isolating Ebola virus. [No reply from the CDC as of this date.] “Virtually everything that is known and done with these viruses is in animals and cell culture.”

CDC to Purchase 1.4 Million Surgical Gowns As Ebola Concerns Grow
Paul Joseph Watson - The Centers For Disease Control is set to purchase over 1.4 million surgical gowns in response to concerns about the spread of Ebola, as experts predict the United States could see over one hundred cases by the end of the year. A notice posted on FedBizOpps reveals that the federal agency is preparing to spend big on personal protective equipment (PPE) to try and deal with an outbreak that scientists have warned could “explode” by mid-December unless urgent action is taken.

HERE’S Why Ebola Is No Longer In the News
Zero Hedge - Forbes’ David Kroll – an adjunct professor at Duke University Medical Center - notes: The Associated Press and other press outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed. In other words, the mainstream media has agreed not to report on any suspected Ebola cases.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

New Emails Show White House Role in Shirley Sherrod Ouster
Breitbart - A 2010 email from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department was "waiting for the go-ahead" from the White House before accepting the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod, according to newly released documents, despite Obama administration assertions that her ouster was Vilsack's decision alone.

Ron Paul: Gun control and interventionism leads to less safety
RT - “As with most infringements on liberty, gun control will not only make us less free, it will make us less safe,” Paul says in the four-minute long message posted to his hotline on Monday. “Respecting the right of the people to keep and bear arms is the original and best homeland security policy. Restricting the right of people to arm themselves leaves them with no effective defense against violent criminals or a tyrannical government.”

10 Examples Of The Extreme Incompetence That Now Pervades The Federal Government
The Daily Sheeple - There has always been a substantial level of incompetence at federal agencies, but under the Obama administration incompetence has risen to unprecedented levels. This year the incompetence of the Secret Service, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and the CDC have all made national headlines.

Rule Change would Allow FBI to Go Judge Shopping to Hack into Computers
AllGov - The amendment (pdf) the FBI is seeking would allow the bureau to go to a judge in any district to get a warrant that would allow it to spy on computers anywhere and even install malware that would enable agents to download personal data and activate microphones and cameras without the user knowing…The provision that would allow a judge in one district to authorize searches of computers in another would allow the bureau to go “judge shopping” for one who might be most likely to grant a warrant.

Police Deny Responsibility After Stingray Cell Phone Tracker Discovered in Idaho
Mikael Thalen - The local advocate, who discovered signs of the interceptor in Idaho Falls, was able to detect its specific indicators while using a CryptoPhone, a mobile device which warns users of possible cell interception. Attempting to investigate, Idaho’s KTVB 7 News reached out to several law enforcement agencies in the Treasure Valley area in an effort to determine the device’s owner. Although no agency in the area would admit to owning a Stingray, one major police department in the state did.

Video: Police Cite, Threaten Arrest of 90-Year-Old Volunteer For Feeding the Homeless
Paul Joseph Watson - Police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida cited and threatened to arrest a 90-year-old man along with other volunteers for violating a new law that makes the sharing of food a criminal offense…. Abbott, along with Rev. Canon Mark Sims of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church and Rev. Dwayne Black of the Sanctuary Church, face up to 60 days in jail for violating a controversial new city ordinance that bans the sharing of food, a law the city claims is necessary to to crack down on the area’s growing downtown homeless population.

Election News

Law Enforcement Defines Election As Referendum: Obama's Amnesty Means 'Tidal Wave' Of Illegal Immigration
Breitbart - As Americans prepare to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections, top sheriffs from across the country are warning: If President Barack Obama succeeds with his plans for an executive amnesty, there will be a flood of new illegal immigration into America this country the likes of which this country has never seen before.
* Related: Obama Heckled By Pro-illegal Immigrant Activists

Ben Swann RT Election Coverage - Ben Swann will be covering November’s midterm elections on RT America. Watch live at between 4pm and 10pm eastern. “Skip the MSM on election day. Ben Swann and Erin Ade host RT America’s special election coverage on November 4th, discussing the REAL issues the others forget to cover.”

Illegal Alien Voters Could Swing Close Elections to Democrats
Kit Daniels - Even if less than 5% of total votes in an election come from illegal aliens, that’s still enough for Democrats to win close races because illegals are eight times more likely to label themselves Democrats than Republicans. “Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes,” reported the Washington Times. “Votes cast by just 0.65% of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin.”

Economy & Business

The New York Fed Has Contracted JPMorgan to Hold Over $1.7 Trillion of its QE Bonds Despite Two Felony Counts and Serial Charges of Crimes
Wall Street Parade - The problem for the New York Fed is that it effectively has no bank in America, or anywhere else for that matter, big enough to hold $1.7 trillion in bonds which doesn’t have a serious rap sheet. And the growing feeling is that the New York Fed is an incompetent and/or compromised regulator that has contributed to creating recidivist banks.

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Price to US
EPJ - Crude oil came under renewed selling pressure on Monday after a move by Saudi Arabia to cut December selling prices to customers in the US rattled the market. Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company, said in a statement on Monday that it would cut prices for all oil grades to customers in the US by between 45 to 50 cents. The US oil boom continues to have its impact. UPDATE: Curiously, while cutting the oil price to the US, it raised prices on Asia and Europe. Looks like a direct attack on US shale oil producers, who are limited in how much oil they can export.

How The Petrodollar Quietly Died, And Nobody Noticed
Zero Hedge - A consequence of this year's dramatic drop in oil prices, the shift is likely to cause global market liquidity to fall. This decline follows years of windfalls for oil exporters such as Russia, Angola, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. Much of that money found its way into financial markets, helping to boost asset prices and keep the cost of borrowing down, through so-called petrodollar recycling. But no more: "this year the oil producers will effectively import capital amounting to $7.6 billion.

This is What is Wrong with America
EPJ - Real private sector production is shrinking as the government grows. Metro DC has 6/10 of the wealthiest counties in the US, largely because of the city’s leading employer, the federal gov't.

Bitcoin Prices Fall for Fourth Straight Month
EPJ - During October, the bitcoin value declined by 12.8%, closing at 336.8 on October 31, according to the Coin Desk Bitcoin price index. Bitcoin declined 19.2% in September, 17.8% in August and 9.1% in July, and rose 2.6% in June. Ouch.

Leaked Memo Shows Houston Rideshare Ordinance Will Cost Taxpayers $530,000 Annually - Houston, October 31, 2014 – has obtained an “Interoffice” memo from the City of Houston’s Administration of Regulatory Affairs to Mayor Annise Parker that details the high cost of Houston’s recently passed ordinance on ridesharing services, also known as Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).

Veteran News

Coenzyme Q10 Helps Veterans Battle Gulf War Illness Symptoms
Natural Blaze - In a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of Neural Computation, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that a high quality brand of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement – provides health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms…. The researchers reported that Gulf War illness symptoms like headaches, fatigue with exertion, irritability, recall problems and muscle pain also improved.

Energy & Environment

Snow Fall in South East Breaks 100 Year Records, Ushering in Mini Ice-Age
Breitbart - South Eastern America is seeing its earliest and deepest snow falls in over 100 years, whilst temperature records have also been broken. The cold spell is drawing predictions of a new mini ice age between at least 2015 and 2035, or possibly for the rest of this century. Tennessee, North and South Carolina and Georgia all saw unexpected snow, in some places up to a foot deep.

NASA Warns California Drought Could Threaten U.S. Food Supply: “There will be some definite changes”
Mac Slavo - NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has sounded a stark warning over California’s sustained drought, publishing its latest findings where satellite surveys show a rapidly depleting groundwater supply. And with California as the United States’ most valuable agricultural state, and thus key to America’s food supply (and much of the world’s as well) that could mean drastic consequences for food commodity prices and potential shortages.

Science & Technology

You'll be able to 3D-print prescription drugs on demand at home 'within a decade'
EPJ - It might sound implausible to you but that’s because you’re not a pioneering researcher from the University of Central Lancashire. The team there has developed a new technique that will allow a 3D printer to ‘print’ a tablet containing a quantity of medicine that can be taken by a patient...

Congress Wants To Push Dangerous Cybersecurity Bill After The Election, Says US Economy Depends On It
Techdirt - Reports are coming out that Congress is looking to push forward with bad cybersecurity legislation after the election, but before the new Congress takes over in January…. It also sounds like there may be some sort of potential trade-off, in which Congress will try to lump this bill with the USA Freedom Act, as the White House is said to be focused on surveillance reform over the cybersecurity bill. But, the reality is that the two are in many ways attached. And there are increasing worries that the final result on the USA Freedom Act will, in some ways, actually (yet again) enhance the NSA, rather than hold it back.

Flaw in New 'Secure' Credit Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card
Wired - As U.S. banks and retailers are barreling toward a 2015 deadline to replace magnetic-stripe credit and debit cards with more secure cards that come embedded with a microchip, researchers have announced a critical flaw in the card system…the card system developed by VISA for use in the United Kingdom fails to recognize transactions made in non-UK foreign currencies and can therefore be tricked into approving any transaction up to 999,999.99. What’s more…a thief carrying a card reader designed to read a card that’s stored in a wallet or purse could conduct fraudulent transactions without the victim ever removing their card.

Verizon Injecting Perma-Cookies to Track Mobile Customers, Bypassing Privacy Controls
Electronic Frontier - In an effort to better serve advertisers, Verizon Wireless has been silently modifying its users' web traffic on its network to inject a cookie-like tracker. This tracker, included in an HTTP header called X-UIDH, is sent to every unencrypted website a Verizon customer visits from a mobile device. It allows third-party advertisers and websites to assemble a deep, permanent profile of visitors' web browsing habits without their consent.

Critics chafe as Macs send sensitive docs to iCloud without warning
Ars Technica - Representing a potential privacy snare for some users, Mac OS X Yosemite uploads documents opened in TextEdit, Preview, and Keynote to iCloud servers by default, even if the files are later closed without ever having been saved…. Once upon a time, in-progress files were stored locally on a Mac, a design that gave users more ability to prevent sensitive files—say, those created on the fly to store passwords, a Social Security Number, or confidential client-attorney work product—from being accessed via law enforcement or national security dragnets.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Traditional crop breeding cultivates drought tolerance faster and more efficiently than genetic modification
(NaturalNews) Traditional plant breeding techniques are dramatically outperforming genetic engineering in the quest to develop crop verities that can be grown in more marginal conditions, according to researchers from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico City.

Sound vibrations and specialized odors could be used to replace harmful pesticides
(NaturalNews) Italian researchers are experimenting with techniques that might allow the replacement of synthetic pesticides with devices that emit sounds and odors to disrupt the breeding of crop pests.


Ebola: Putting On and Removing Personal protective Equipment
Underground Medic - Not everyone is able to afford a full hazmat suit in order to protect themselves from Ebola. For those that will be relying on protective equipment that is widely available on sites such as Amazon, the following guide may be helpful. Take note particularly the removal section of the video which shows the inside out approach to removal of possibly contaminated gear.


6 ways the reishi mushroom target and kill cancer cells
NaturalHealth365) Many people with cancer become ill when their immune system takes a nose dive. With the immune system now vulnerable, potential lurking pathogens such as bacteria and viruses can take hold making it more difficult to stop healthy cells from turning cancerous.

Natural acne remedies with homemade facial mask recipes
(NaturalNews) You don't have to spend another dime buying chemicals to put on your face. Everything you need to create a healthy, beneficial, facial mask can be found in your kitchen.

Improve hair, skin and nails naturally
(NaturalNews) Enjoying a healthy diet on a regular basis not only helps the body function internally but can help it be at its best outwardly. For example, dry skin or brittle nails not only end up acting as a source of embarrassment for some but also may be indicators that underlying health issues are at hand.

Irish taste-testers reel at utter grossness of American snack food
(NaturalNews) A group of Irish people was recently asked by the YouTube channel Facts to try a variety of American snack foods for the first time. The individual reactions speak for themselves as these young folks express repulsion at the hydrogenated oils in Twinkies, the food coloring in Kool-Aid and the whatever-it-is that makes up Tootsie Rolls. You can watch the video here:

10 Cancer Symptoms That Go Ignored
Natural Blaze - If you detect early cancer symptoms your chances of beating this nasty disease are very high. Some of the symptoms can also be quite common, yet a large number of men and women ignore them. See [what] the 10 most common symptoms of cancer are…

VIDEO: The New Flu Shot Is Made With Dog Cells
Activist Post - Kenny Valenzuela's latest video covers the Flucelvax vaccine which breaks a decades-long practice of growing the influenza virus in chicken eggs. Now it is being grown in kidney cells from dogs. As it turns out, though, this technology - Madin-Darby Canine Kidney Epithelial Cells (MDCK Line) - isn't exactly the cutting edge that it is made out to be. 30 million doses are heading out to market...

Largest School Lunch Boycott Starts Today in Connecticut
Farmington High School of Farmington, Connecticut organized the Facebook event to boycott the school lunches for November 3-7th. The peaceful consumer demonstration protests not only the incredibly dismal quality of the food, but also the harsh credit system that denies lunches when accounts are slightly overdrawn…. Students have found mold, uncooked chicken, expired food, unidentifiable blobs, dead bugs and human hairs. They have described portion sizes for $3.50 lunches that amount to a couple of gulps.

Kellogg’s Cereals: Double Dose of GMO Pesticides & Antibiotics
Natural Society - There is a good reason that Kellogg’s spent over $1,012,552 on media propaganda in California & Washington to defeat voter ballot initiatives that would have required the labeling of GMO foods, and now are contributing again to the defeat of labeling initiatives in Oregon (contributing $250,000). A consumer recently sent a box of Froot Loops to a lab for genetic testing and found that the corn and soy used in the cereal are 100% RoundUp Ready GMO.

More Than Half of Breakfast Cereals Exceed Limits For Arsenic - New research has found that more than half of some of the most popular rice cereal products exceed proposed new limits for arsenic…. Consumer Reports discovered that some infant rice cereals contain at least five times as much inorganic arsenic as alternatives such as oatmeal - and calculated that a baby who eats two to three servings of rice cereal a day could end up with a risk of cancer that's twice what CR considers an acceptable level.

Asthma Can Be Reduced By Increasing Vitamin D Levels And Consuming Ginger - Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as asthma are typically vitamin D deficient and can benefit from both increases in Vitamin D and ginger.

Truth: A Genuine Smile Can Heal You, Plus 10 Ways to Do it More Often
Natural Society - “Smiling stimulates our brain’s reward mechanisms in a way that even chocolate, a well-regarded pleasure-inducer, cannot match.” What if I told you that a genuine, ear-to-ear smile could start to restore a depleted immune system right now? Sure, a big belly-laugh would do even more good, but a simple smile could really heal you from diseases as difficult to challenge as cancer or as simple as the common cold.

Pet News

Is Bayer Poisoning Your Pet While They Kill the Bees?
Natural Society - Bayer uses the same insecticide that has been banned throughout the EU in one of their best selling flea and tick products, Advantix. They have no problem selling imidacloprid-containing insecticides to U.S. dog and cat owners, even though it has been linked to seizures in anecdotal accounts, and is certainly a neurotoxin which is not entirely safe for your favorite furry friend.

Monday - November 3, 2014 - Today in History:

1796 - John Adams was elected the 2nd U.S. President.
1903 - Panama proclaimed its independence from Columbia.
1911 - Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant.
1941 - U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Grew warned that the Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S.
1952 - Frozen bread was offered for sale for the first time in a supermarket in Chester, NY.
1957 - Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the second manmade satellite to be put into orbit and was the first to put an animal into space, a dog named Laika.
1973 - The U.S. launched the Mariner 10 spacecraft. On March 29, 1974 it became the first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury.
1979 - 5 members of the Communist Workers' Party are shot to death in broad daylight at an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Greensboro, NC. Eight others were wounded.
1986 - The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release of seven American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra affair.
1987 - China told the U.S. that it would halt the sale of arms to Iran.
1991 - Israeli and Palestinian representatives held their first-ever face-to-face talks in Madrid, Spain.
1994 - Susan Smith of Union, SC, was arrested for drowning her two sons. Nine days earlier Smith had claimed that the children had been abducted by a black carjacker.
1995 - U.S. President Clinton dedicated a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
1998 - Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its governor.
2003 - In Kabul, Afghanistan, a post-Taliban draft constitution was unveiled.
2005 - Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, pleaded not guilty to a five-count felony indictment in the CIA leak case. (Libby was convicted, but President George W. Bush commuted his 30-month prison sentence.)
2010 - The Federal Reserve announced a plan to buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds over the next eight months in an attempt to boost lending and stimulate economy.

World News

World’s first counterterrorism “bank” to finance anti-extremism projects
Homeland Security News - The world’s first counterterrorism “bank” will next year begin funding projects aiming to stop violent extremism in five of the most “at risk” countries. The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) was established in Switzerland last month, and it will soon be awarding grants of around $10-$30,000 to small-scale counter-radicalization programs in Mali, Pakistan, Nigeria, Morocco, and Bangladesh. The organization expects to be financing thousands of such programs over the next decade.

China unveils anti-drone laser weapon able to shoot down 'small aircraft' within 5 seconds
RT - China has developed and successfully tested a highly accurate laser defense system against light drones. The homemade machine boasts a two-kilometer range and can down "various small aircraft" within five seconds of locating its target…. A recent test saw the machine successfully bring down over 30 drones - a 100-percent success rate, according to the statement. The laser system is expected to play a key role in ensuring security during major events in urban areas.

Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani; U.S. planes pound Islamic State targets
(Reuters) - Syrian Kurds welcomed the arrival in Kobani of Iraqi Kurdish fighters with their heavy weapons, hoping they might tip the balance in the battle to defend the town against Islamic State, as U.S.-led air strikes continued to bomb the ultra-hardline group in Iraq and Syria.

Canada’s Air Forces Conduct First Strikes Against IS in Iraq: Defence Minister
RIA Novosti - Canada's CF-18 combat jets have dropped laser-guided bombs targeting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq for the first time after joining the US-led anti-IS campaign, Department of National Defence announced Monday.

US to send 'military advisers' to Anbar
Press TV - The US military plans to deploy what it calls advisers to the Iraqi province of Anbar in order to assist the Iraqi security forces in their fight against the ISIL. According to Col. Edward Thomas, spokesman for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dispatching military experts to Iraq should not be regarded as a shift in US mission and that the plan is still “under development”. "To be clear, this is not a change in mission nor is it a combat role, as they will be operating in the same advisory role as the other locations," Thomas told CNN.

US Destroying Syria’s Oil Infrastructure Under Guise of Fighting ISIS
NEO - The US is considering bombing pipelines in Syria, which it claims is in an attempt to cut off the huge profits being made by ISIS from captured oilfields. The Independent quotes Julieta Valls Noyes, the deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs during a visit to London, that ISIS was making $2 million a day off oil sales and that the US would consider airstrikes as well as “kinetic strikes against some pipelines" and "actual physical action to stop the flow”.

EU lodges WTO complaint against Russia over increasing import tariffs
RT - The European Union has filed a complaint against Russia with the World Trade Organization (WTO) contesting Russia’s heavy import duties on paper products, refrigerators, freezers, and palm oil.

Ebola News

Scientists Predict 130 Ebola cases in US by end of 2014
Washington Examiner - Infectious disease experts predict anywhere from a mere one or two additional cases of Ebola to a worst-case scenario of 130, according to simulations conducted for the Associated Press. Almost all of the predicted cases will be healthcare workers returning from West Africa.

How Ebola will disrupt world supply of rubber and oil
(NaturalNews) The worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa is causing deepening harm to the economies of the affected nations, as well as other African countries where, so far, there is no virus, over fears that the pandemic could widen further…. Healio, an infectious disease news site, has identified a number of operations and industries that are currently suffering or are about to suffer because of the outbreak...

‘Entire villages disappeared’: Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone ‘underreported’
RT - According to Rony Zachariah, coordinator of operational research for MSF, the Ebola impact on Sierra Leone is in fact “under-reported,” AFP quotes. “The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. In one of the villages I went to, there were 40 inhabitants and 39 died,” Zachariah told the agency. “Whole communities have disappeared but many of them are not in the statistics. The situation on the ground is actually much worse.”

ISIS May Be Weaponizing Ebola, Spanish Government Warns
Zero Hedge - In a somewhat stunning announcement, Spain’s State Secretary for Security, Francisco Martinez, said in an address to the parliament, that extremists connected to the Islamic State (the terrorist organization formerly known as ISIS) have been considering using Ebola as a weapon against the West…. So far US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson denied these allegations citing "no specific credible intelligence."

U.S. government secretly searches for technology to combat aerosolized Ebola
(NaturalNews) Is the federal government seeking a near-term technological solution to combating airborne Ebola virus? A document posted at would seem to suggest as much.

Quarantined Nurse Kaci Hickox Misled Public - Works for CDC – Her Attorney was White House Visitor & Tied to Al Sharpton
Freedom Outpost - Kaci Hickox has gotten a lot of mileage out of her emotion-packed description of her ordeal with screening and monitoring of individuals entering or returning to this country from Ebola stricken West Africa, her criticism of forced quarantine and the claim of civil rights violations. But, it might be more mileage than she originally intended.

Canada Suspends Visa Applications From Ebola-Affected Nations
Zero Hedge - Pentagon just approved a mandatory 3 week "isolation" of troops returning from Ebola missions, yesterday Canada announced a far more practical solution: America's northern neighbor said it was suspending visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations in a bid to prevent the deadly virus from crossing its borders.

Ebola is at least 16 million years old, says study
Earth Sky - Ebola’s first documented outbreak was in 1976. But the Ebola virus family has been around for 16 to 23 million years, says new research…. In a study published in the journal PeerJin October, 2014, scientists say that the family of viruses to which Ebola and its lethal relative Marburg belong likely existed in the Miocene Epoch at least 16 to 23 million years ago.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Foreign Diplomats Getting Benefits Under Obamacare
Washington Free Beacon - Foreign diplomats stationed in the United States are eligible to receive subsidized healthcare benefits as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), prompting concern on Capitol Hill over the Obama administration’s inability to explain the loophole.

Ray McGovern, CIA Analyst for 27 Years, is Arrested and Roughed Up in NYC
Liberty Blitzkrieg - Former CIA analyst and activist Ray McGovern was arrested as he attempted to attend an event in New York City featuring former CIA director and retired military general, David Petraeus. He was charged with resisting arrest, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Bundy Family Treated as Terror Suspects by TSA
Ammon Bundy - This incident reaffirmed to me the danger that the American people are in. When a very small group of elitists use the peoples power without authority, and are willing to destroy the lives of those who disagree or stand up to them, when this type of unlimited power is commonly exercised without checks and balances the people are in danger.

Man charged with breaking a trooper’s fist with his face
Police State USA - A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them. He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously. The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender.

Push to demilitarize cops in lame duck
The Hill - A House Democrat is pushing for Congress to crack down on police militarization when lawmakers return to Washington after the elections. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says the Pentagon program that provides surplus military equipment to local law enforcers – dubbed the 1033 program – is out of control and needs reining in.

Election News

$3.67bn will be spent on congressional elections this year, making it the most expensive mid-term election in US history
Blacklisted News - Up until recently this game had a limited number of players. Leaders from the two major US political parties, Republican and Democratic, controlled the money and devised the strategy. Thanks to legislation and Supreme Court decisions over the past 12 years, however, the game has changed entirely. The power of political parties ebbed, while outside groups and individuals have been given new freedom to buy seats at the game.

Economy & Business

10 giant corporations that don’t pay taxes
Hang The Bankers - In recent years, giant corporations have started a trend when it comes to paying taxes: the greater the profit, the lower the taxes they pay. Dissatisfaction has come from citizens, but also from public figures like senator Bernie Sanders and public advocacy group Citizens for Tax Justice.

Silver Coin Sales At US Mint Soar To Highest In Two Years
Zero Hedge - As reported on Friday, sales of American Eagle silver coins by the U.S. Mint jumped 40 percent in October to the highest in 21 months, defying a slump in New York futures to the lowest in more than four years.

US Gasoline Prices Hit Their Lowest Levels In Four Years
IBT - Regular gasoline sold for $3.06 a gallon on average earlier this week, about 64 cents less than the average price in June, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That might seem like pocket change, but the difference adds up to roughly $250 million in savings on daily fuel expenses, auto club AAA reported Friday. Over the weekend, prices could slip below $3 a gallon for the first time since December 2010, it said.

Most People Cannot Even Imagine That An Economic Collapse Is Coming
Economic Collapse - On Friday, the Dow and the S&P 500 both closed at brand new all-time record highs. For the year, the S&P 500 is now up 9 percent and the Nasdaq is now up close to 11 percent. And American consumers are getting ready to spend more than 600 billion dollars this Christmas season. That is an amount of money that is larger than the entire economy of Sweden. So how in the world can anyone be talking about economic collapse?

Homeland Security spent $30,000 of your money on Starbucks – and that’s not all!
BizPac Review - In an astounding example of government waste, a Washington, D.C., TV station uncovered $20 billion in micro-purchases made by government employees in 2013. Because federal accounting rules state that any government credit card purchases of $3,000 or less do not have to be itemized, so-called micro-purchases appear to be fast becoming some public workers’ favorite perk.

One-Third of American Children Now Live in Poverty
AllGov - Thirty-two percent of all U.S. children reside in households that have annual incomes below 60% of the national median income for 2008, or $31,000, UNICEF reported. In some states, the rate is even higher. New Mexico’s is 41.9%, the worst in the country. New Hampshire has the best rate, at 12.5%. Regionally, the South has the highest child poverty rates. In terms of population, more than 24 million American minors live in poverty.

Veteran News

Marine Dad Barred from School over Protest of Islam Curriculum
Breitbart - In an incident mirroring a recent California case, a Marine in Maryland who served overseas and fought against Islamic extremists was barred from school premises when he protested his daughter learning about what he called “the benefits of Islam” at her Maryland high school.

Free at Last! American Marine Andrew Tahmooressi Released from Mexican Jail
Breitbart - The San Diego Union-Tribune notes that Tahmooressi's legal strategy shifted in recent weeks: "He initially pressed for dismissal of the case on the grounds that his client’s rights were allegedly violated when he was held at the El Chaparral Port of Entry for hours without the presence of an attorney or a translator....But in recent weeks, the attorney focused on Tahmooressi’s PTSD in an attempt to win him a humanitarian release."

Report says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits
AP - Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional auditors report…. The average payment was about $59,000, but about 2,300 veterans, or 4 percent of the total, received concurrent payments of $100,000 or more, the Government Accountability Office said.

Energy & Environment

UN Climate Panel Looks to Phase Out Fossil Fuels ‘Almost Entirely’ by 2100
CNS News - For the first time, the U.N-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the use of fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas – will need to be “phased out almost entirely” by the end of the century.

Weather Channel Founder: Man-Made Global Warming is ‘Baloney’
CNS News - On the same day that the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a major new global warming report, John Coleman, a founder of the Weather Channel, appeared on CNN Sunday to reiterate his stance that “climate change is not happening.”

Sinkhole develops under dam in US — 7 nuclear reactors downstream
ENENews - The dam is located upstream of all three TVA [Tennessee Valley Authority] nuclear sites… The NRC Senior Resident Inspector was notified. The licensee is evaluating this event for potential impact on the design basis flooding level.”

High Levels of Potentially Dangerous Chemicals Found in Air near Oil and Gas Sites
AllGov - Pennsylvania residents living less than two-thirds of a mile from natural-gas wells were much more likely to report skin and upper-respiratory problems than people living farther away. In Colorado, 30% more congenital heart defects were found in babies born to mothers in areas with natural gas wells. And the state of West Virginia reported benzene levels above what’s considered safe near four of seven gas well sites where air samples were recorded.

Science & Technology

Brazil Builds Internet Cable To Portugal To Avoid NSA Surveillance
IBT - Brazil is building a cable across the Atlantic to escape the reach of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). The move is one of many ways the Brazilian government is breaking ties with American technology companies -- but it won’t come cheap.

I'm terrified of my new TV: Why I'm scared to turn this thing on - I am now the owner of a new “smart” TV, which promises to deliver streaming multimedia content, games, apps, social media and Internet browsing. Oh, and TV too. The only problem is that I’m now afraid to use it. You would be too — if you read through the 46-page privacy policy. The amount of data this thing collects is staggering.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Hawaii Makes Use of Hemp as BioFuel, Other States to Follow?
Natural Society - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has already signed the bill, S.B. 2175, which authorizes the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp in accordance with requirements established by the 2014 Farm Bill. Hawaii can take advantage of this bill because it had already legalized industrial hemp cultivation in the past.

Toxic Pesticides Banned in Other Countries Continue to be used in U.S.
AllGov - Farm chemicals banned by European and Asian countries are still being used, often in large measure, across the U.S. At least five pesticides being applied to American farms have been outlawed overseas. Some of the most popular are neonicotinoids, which farmers use widely on corn and soybean crops. Another chemical banned in Europe as well as China is paraquat, which kills weeds and was famously used in marijuana eradication efforts in Mexico. It may also cause Parkinson’s disease.


‘Perfectly healthy’ Florida girl, 10, is paralyzed with rare brain infection and can no longer speak – four days after receiving flu shot
UK Daily Mail - A 10-year-old girl in Florida has been paralyzed for almost a year with a rare inflammation of the brain and her family is blaming a flu vaccine…. Last November, Grivna took Marysue for her seasonal flu shot. She was healthy for the next couple of days, playing freeze tag with friends a few days before Thanksgiving. The next day, Grivna found her daughter paralyzed in her bed, able to open her eyes but unable to move her body or speak.

Avocados can help fight disease and balance hormones
(NaturalNews) Many nutritionists consider the avocado, which is native to the region stretching from the central highlands of Mexico to the Pacific Coast of Central America, to be one of the healthiest fruits in the world.

Drink 3 or 4 Cups of Green Tea Daily, It Opens Up Your Blood Vessels
Dr. Mercola - When your blood vessels constrict, it can cause all sorts of health problems due to blood pressure spikes. But this drink helps them relax - also protecting you against blood clots and helpful in fighting an expanding waistline, diabetes, and Alzheimer's.

5 easy ways to improve your health on a tight budget
(NaturalNews) There's no question that putting premium fuel into your body will cost more than making a meal plan around Ramen noodles. However, higher quality nutritional and lifestyle choices over time will create a higher quality of life, so the investment...

Avoid These Antibiotics - Unless Your Life Depends Upon It
Dr. Mercola - This most commonly prescribed class of antibiotics are among the most dangerous drugs on the market, but you've probably never been warned. No other antibiotic carries as high a potential to cause serious, permanent injuries and even death, so now's the time to get informed.

Compound in Feverfew Beats Cancer, FDA Fast Tracks its Use for Big Pharma Meds
Natural Society - Feverfew (tanacetum parthenium), also known as wild chamomile, is no small herb. Its properties are so powerful it has been shown to outperform anti-leukemia chemo drugs. The active ingredient in feverfew, which is responsible for much of its healing power, is known as Parthenolide.

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Dressing
Natural Blaze - Thanks to one of Healthy Holistic’s readers I have a new favorite salad dressing! this tastes wonderful and it’s medicinal to boot!

VIDEO: How to Make Kale Chips (3 minutes)
Green Med TV - A very simple recipe for kale chips. Could kale, a less domesticated, disheveled form of cabbage, really be one of the most potent healing foods in existence today? Few foods commonly available at the produce stand today are as beneficial to your health as kale. And yet, sadly, it is more commonly found dressing up something not as healthy in a display case than on someone’s plate where it belongs.

Walnuts fight Alzheimer’s disease
STEPin2 - The research team suggests that the high antioxidant value of walnuts (3.7 mmol/ounce) may be the contributing factor in protecting the brain from Alzheimer’s. Oxidative stress and inflammation are major risk factors in Alzheimer’s, which affects more than five million Americans. “




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