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Friday - October 31, 2014 - Today in History:

1864 - Nevada became the 36th state to join the U.S.
1868 - Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved a standard uniform for postal carriers.
1940 - The British air victory in the Battle of Britain prevented Germany from invading Britain.
1941 - Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of work. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were finished.
1941 - The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a German submarine near Iceland. The U.S. had not yet entered World War II. More than 100 men were killed.
1952 - The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb.
1959 - Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine from Fort Worth, TX, said he would never return to the U.S. At the time he was in Moscow, Russia.
1961 - In the Soviet Union, the body of Joseph Stalin was removed from Lenin's Tomb where it was on public display.
1968 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam.
1969 - Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
1983 - The U.S. Defense Department released  that during the U.S. led invasion of Grenada, that a Navy plane had mistakenly bombed a civilian hospital.
1994 - 68 people were killed when an American Eagle ATR-72, plunged into a northern Indiana farm.
1998 - Iraq announced that it was halting all dealings with U.N. arms inspectors. The inspectors were investigating the country's weapons of mass destruction stemming from Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
1999 - Egypt Air Flight 990 crashed off the coast of Nantucket, MA, killing all 217 people aboard.
2001 - Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department reached a tentative agreement to settle the antitrust case against the software company.
2005 - President George W. Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

World News

US considers arming Iraqi tribes in IS fight
StratRisks - The U.S. will consider arming tribes in Iraq’s al-Anbar province with the precondition that the move is approved by the Iraqi government, Anadolu Agency reoprted reffering to the statement by the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Martin Dempsey said Iraqi security forces in the province are in defensive positions and would be unlikely be able to respond to a request for assistance from the Albu Nimr tribe, stranded by IS.

Putin: Russia to Resist Forced Confrontation, Ready for Fair Dialogue on All Issues
RIA Novosti - “I want to emphasize that Russia has no plans of being drawn into a confrontation that we are forcibly being tangled into. We are open to equal and respectful dialogue in all issues of the global and regional agenda. Our military doctrine carries a defensive character. It’s main task is to provide for the country’s sovereignty, for peace and tranquility of our citizens,” Putin said.

Putin To Western Elites: Play-Time Is Over
Zero Hedge - Regardless of what you think or don't think of Putin, this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill's “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946. In this speech, Putin abruptly changed the rules of the game. To sum it all up: play-time is over. Children, put away your toys. Now is the time for the adults to make decisions. Russia is ready for this; is the world? The Russian blogger chipstone summarized the most salient points from Putin speech as follows...

Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows
MarketWatch - In an unexpected move, the Bank of Japan’s policy board voted by a 5-to-4 margin to expand the pace of its quantitative easing, sending Tokyo stocks soaring and the Japanese yen falling sharply.
* Related: Plunging Yen Leads To 140% Surge In Bankruptcies

Malaysia Airlines Sued by Two Boys Over MH370 Mysterious Disappearance
RIA Novosti - Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued beleaguered carrier Malaysia Airlines and the government for negligence in disappearance of flight MH370, in what is believed to be the first lawsuit filed over the incident, AP reports. The suit was filed by lawyers on behalf of the two sons of Jee Jung Hang, a passenger of the ill-fated plane.

51 countries declare banking secrecy ‘obsolete’, sign pact in Berlin
RT - Finance ministers from over 51 countries signed an agreement in a step closer to ending the dark financial underworld of tax-evasion and money-laundering. Another 30 countries pledged to join by 2018. The deal is called the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement and will look to build a collective exchange of bank accounts, taxes, assets, and income held outside local tax jurisdictions.

Russia, Ukraine agree on gas supplies until March 2015
RT - Russia, Ukraine, and the European Commission have signed an agreement on gas supply and transit conditions until March 2015 during talks in Brussels.... Ukraine will be able to receive the needed volumes of Russian gas until the end of March based on a pre-payment plan at a price of $385 per 1,000 cubic meters, Oettinger said during the press conference.

Mystery drones breach airspace above French nulcear sites
TheTelegraph - Fears raised that France's 58 nuclear reactors are unsafe from airborne attack after unidentified drones manage to fly over seven sites.

Israel Recalls Ambassador to Sweden After Palestine Recognition: Reports
RIA Novosti - Ambassador Isaac Bachman "will remain in Jerusalem until further notice," Haaretz said, citing a Foreign Ministry official. According to the newspaper, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is considering permanently removing Bachman from his position in Stockholm.

Ebola News

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, Progress in Liberia
ABC News - Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said. International assistance is still desperately needed and the people of both countries must redouble efforts to stop the disease, which has infected more than 13,000 people and killed nearly 5,000, the officials said.

Quarantined Ebola nurse defies orders to stay at home and goes for a bike ride as police follow
Daily Mail - Nurse Kaci Hickox defied Maine's mandatory Ebola quarantine on Thursday and headed out for a bike ride with her boyfriend.... Miss Hickox broke her quarantine at 9am and took an ATV trail behind her home for the hour-long ride. A state trooper who had been stationed outside the house followed her in a police cruiser.... Maine police were monitoring her movements and public interactions but there was no court order to arrest the nurse.

Louisiana tells anyone who's been exposed to Ebola: Stay away
The Hill - Louisiana is set to host one of the year’s biggest gatherings of infectious disease experts next week, but anyone's who's recently been to West Africa won’t be welcome. A pair of top state officials wrote a letter to the more than 3,500 members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene who planned to attend the conference this week, warning them to stay away if they’ve had potential Ebola exposure.

Delaware State monitoring 11 who returned from West Africa - State health officials said Wednesday 11 Delawareans who recently returned from Ebola-affected West African countries are being monitored by the Delaware Division of Public Health. These individuals are considered "low-risk," which means they did not come into contact with any Ebola-infected patients abroad.

California Sets State Ebola Quarantine Guidelines
Breitbart - The State of California issued its own set of Ebola quarantine guidelines on Wednesday, saying that only those who have had contact with infected people in West Africa will be required to undergo a 21-day quarantine upon their return to the state.

U.S. Government Orders 250,000 Hazmat Suits to be Sent to Dallas
Paul Joseph Watson - “I just learned we have been asked to ship 250,000 HAZMAT suits to Dallas, TX. for the US Government. Again this is happening today, we are pulling these suits for the US Government to Dallas, TX,” states the individual, who manages the drivers who work for the shipping company.

Former FDA Official: Larger Ebola Outbreaks Coming to American Cities
Paul Joseph Watson - Former FDA official Scott Gottlieb M.D. warns that larger and more frequent Ebola outbreaks will inevitably hit American cities in the near future and that hundreds of people could be forcibly quarantined by health authorities. In an op-ed for Forbes, Gottlieb, who previously served as Director of Medical Policy Development for the Food and Drug Administration, writes that the imminent onset of the flu season will make it harder to keep tabs on potential Ebola victims in the United States.

The Ebola covert op: 30 answers to “who benefits?”
Jon Rappoport - This is not a complete list of benefits from the Ebola op. However, it does cover a significant amount of territory. In no particular order...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

90 Pounds of Cocaine Found on Cargo Ship Owned by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Father-in-Law
Liberty Blitzkrieg - Though Foremost has played a pivotal role in McConnell’s life, bestowing the senator with most of his personal wealth and generating thousands in donations to his campaign committees, the drug bust went unnoticed in Kentucky, where every bit of McConnell-related news has generated fodder for the campaign trail.

Pentagon spending hits five-year high amid anti-ISIS campaign
RT - The rate at which the United States economy grew last quarter has surpassed the expectations of experts, and a surge in military spending is said to be the culprit. On Thursday, the US Commerce Department announced that the country’s gross domestic product, or GDP, grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate for the third quarter of 2014, well beyond Bloomberg’s forecasted pace of only 3.0 percent.

Houston Mayor Rescinds Subpoenas of Pastors
Breitbart - Mayor Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor, rescinded the subpoenas sent to five Houston area pastors. The subpoenas originally demanded all sermons and correspondence dealing with homosexuality, gender identity and the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

Feds to lock you out of almost 3 million acres no enjoying nature for you!
InvestmentWatch - Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources. As proposed, nearly 3 million acres in Southern Nevada will be locked away from the people. This includes most uses on the land (recreational, agricultural or otherwise). Listed below are just a few of the outlined restriction that come with ACECs...

TSA Confiscates Sci-Fi Ray Gun Belt Buckle
Steve Watson - In their latest display of insanity, TSA agents at LAX airport confiscated a belt buckle from prominent videographer Sean Malone, telling him that the reason was it is “kind of shaped like a gun.”

ACLU Attorney Says Graphic Video of Officers Shooting Homeless Man Resembles “Firing Squad”
Ben Swann - After the Department of Justice cleared a group of Saginaw, MI police officers who had been accused of misconduct in the shooting death of Milton Hall, the ACLU of Michigan released dash cam footage of the killing which ACLU lawyer Mark Fancher likened to a "firing squad."

Election News

Caught on video: Husband of Democratic State Senator Charged With Stealing Election Signs
Ben Swann - On Wednesday, the Police in Middletown, Delaware issued an arrest warrant for Dana Long, the husband of Democratic Senator Bethany Hall-Long, on the charge of stealing campaign signs left on the roadway, such as the one featured in the video above that says, “Fix the Economy! Vote Republican.”

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland - An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

Economy & Business

From This Day Forward, We Will Watch How The Stock Market Performs Without The Fed’s Monetary Heroin
Economic Collapse - Mark this day on your calendars. The Dow is at 16974, the S&P 500 is at 1982 and the NASDAQ is at 4549. From this day forward, we will be looking to see how the stock market performs without the monetary heroin that the Federal Reserve has been providing to it.

ODOT to roll out mileage fee plan test
KOIN 6 News - ODOT is moving ahead with the road use fee to replace the gasoline tax. As cars get more fuel efficient, gas tax revenue is going down, and the state is looking for better ways to pay for keeping the roads in good shape. Drivers pay 30-cents per gallon in gas taxes every time they stop to fill up. That adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars per year. But ODOT said that’s not enough to maintain the roads. The fee — 1.5 cents a mile — will roll out July 1, 2015 through 5,000 volunteer participants.

Gold Drops Below $1200 On Heavy Volume, Silver Freefalls To Feb 2010 Lows
Zero Hedge - Someone/something decided it was an opportune time to dump thousands of contracts of gold and silver futures this morning [10/30/2014] - clearly ignoring Alan Greenspan's advice. Gold ETF holdings are now back at levels first seen in April 2009. Gold's break below $1,200 likely brought some momentum chasers but Silver is in freefall, down over 5% and back to Feb 2010 lows. WTI Crude also broke below the crucial $81 level...

The Fed’s “Other” Taper: Printing Of New $100 Bills Tumbles By 85% In 2014
Zero Hedge - now appears that the Fed’s wanton money printing hit a brick wall in 2014, and together with the transitory end of QE earlier today, the Treasury’s literal printing of money also tumbled, with just 650 million of the brand new banknotes issued, an 85% plunge from the year before. In fact, the number of $100 bills printed in 2014 was the lowest amount of this higher denomination unleashed into broad circulation since 2004!

Obamacare sends health premiums skyrocketing by as much as 78 percent - Average insurance premiums in the sought-after 23-year-old demographic rose most dramatically, with men in that age group seeing an average 78.2 percent price increase before factoring in government subsidies, and women having their premiums rise 44.9 percent, according to a report by HealthPocket scheduled for release Wednesday.... The premium increases for 30-year-olds were almost as high as for 23-year-olds — 73.4 percent for men and 35.

Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges
CNS News - That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It's also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.... Here are some of the reasons why...

Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Car Not Allowed In America Because It Is Too Efficient
Peak Oil News - You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place.

Housing Market

Mortgage Purchase Applications Plunge To 19-Year Lows
Zero Hedge - Presented with little comment.. because realistically what is there to say about a so-called 'housing recovery' when the volume of applications for home purchases is the lowest since August 1995.

Veteran News

Israel knowingly attacked US military ship in 1967 – Al Jazeera investigation - The Day Israel Attacked America will broadcast October 31, 10pm EDT on Al Jazeera America. Al Jazeera’s The Day Israel Attacked America reveals exclusive real time audio tape from Israeli jets on 8 June, proving that Israel identified the USS Liberty as American before its forces attacked the ship. The tapes, broadcast for the first time, shows Israeli forces further confirmed it as an American ship more than twenty minutes before firing a torpedo which killed 25 Americans.

Energy & Environment

Fed-Backed Study: How to Brainwash Public into Fearing “Climate Change” Like Ebola
Kit Daniels - The NSF awarded an $84,000 grant to researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo yesterday to figure out how to make the public fear “climate change and overpopulation” as much as Ebola by analyzing how the public became concerned about a potential large-scale Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

Science & Technology

White House moves to 'kill off the password'
The Hill - Security alternatives to the password funded by the administration will start rolling out in six to 12 months, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel said Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce.... The White House has been trying to push people away from passwords since early 2011, when it launched the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The initiative funded public-private pilot programs working on secure password replacements.

Social Media Surveillance Expands as IBM Taps Twitter
Activist Post - It’s no secret Twitter’s data and analytics have been highly sought after — most likely because of numbers like these: 500 million tweets sent per day between more than 280 million active monthly users. Tech giant and consulting company IBM wants in on that information. IBM and Twitter announced a data and analytics partnership Wednesday to enhance what IBM calls “enterprise decisions.” ...the deal basically allows IBM unprecedented access to Twitter’s data, which IBM can then use to help its other clients learn more about their customers.

Lockheed Martin scientist on deathbed says aliens are real (VIDEO)
Aliens, some as old as 200 years, are real and have visited Earth, a former Lockheed Martin senior scientist has claimed. In his final moments, he provided “photo evidence” while sharing his personal experiences of UFOs and extraterrestrials.

194 Countries Agree to Regulate Synthetic Biology
Old-Thinker News - Unlike the older science of splicing genes from different species together, synthetic biology is seeking to create whole new organisms that do not exist on earth. FBI Agent Carmine Nigro told the an MIT conference earlier this year that “These technologies [synthetic biology] do not just pose a risk to individual buildings or cities, but if cleverly deployed, can reduce our population by significant percentages.”

FBI Quietly Seeks Broader Hacking Powers
Common Dreams - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed (pdf) an amendment to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, having to do with warrants for remote access to electronic data. The rule changes, according to the DOJ, would make it easier for law enforcement "to investigate and prosecute...crimes involving Internet anonymizing technologies," such as Tor.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Business Owner Says Monsanto Using Natural Agriculture Company Name to Push Agenda
Natural Society - Monsanto has swiped a trademarked name, BioAg, for its own chemical agricultural agenda, attempting to dominate the natural agricultural movement.


Judge Cuts Big Pharma Damages Award from $9 Billion to $36 Million over Diabetes Drug Lawsuit
Natural Society - A U.S. judge on Monday made a sweeping cut to a $9 billion punitive damages settlement, slicing it down to a trifling $36.8 million against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co and Eli Lilly & Co over their diabetes drug, Actos.

Turmeric Extract Improves Asthma Patients on Meds
Green Med Info - Bronchial asthma can be a life-threatening condition and even the medications used to treat it can be deadly. All the more reason why a new study on a turmeric extract safely improving the condition is so exciting.

The Natural Benefits of Ginger
Green Med Info - Ginger - It warms the body, flushes out toxins, boosts our immune system, energizes us and eases our nerves. What other natural health benefits can ginger do for us?

GMO Cholera Bacteria to Be Released in Australia, Canada, U.S.
Natural Society - The Australian Government Department of Health, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, has received an application for a license from PaxVax to release their modified cholera bacteria on the population via vaccines. Say what?

Weekend Viewing

The classic 1956 film version of Orwell’s 1984
Liberty Crier - From the YouTube description: The classic,1956 film version of Orwell’s,1984. Colorized and tinted to enhance the dark expressionism. Wikipedia says this was the least favored version of the film, but those who saw it when they were young can never forget it.

Thursday - October 30, 2014 - Today in History:

1735 - John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S.
1831 - Escaped slave Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County, VA, several weeks after leading the bloodiest slave uprising in American history.
1875 - The constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote.
1893 - The U.S. Senate gave final approval to repeal the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.
1943 - In Moscow, a declaration was signed by the Governments of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and China called for an early establishment of an international organization to maintain peace and security. The goal was supported on December 1, 1943, at a meeting in Teheran.
1945 - The U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing.
1961 - The Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb with a force of approximately 58 megatons.
1961 - The Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved an order to remove Joseph Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb.
1972 - U.S. President Richard Nixon approved legislation to increase Social Security spending by $5.3 billion.
1998 - The terrorist who hijacked a Turkish Airlines plane and the 39 people on board was killed when anti-terrorist squads raided the plane.
2005 - Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks became the first woman to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

World News

Russian nuclear sub test-fires Bulava strategic missile (VIDEO)
RT - A Russian Borey-class nuclear submarine has successfully test-fired a Bulava strategic missile, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The ballistic missile was launched from a submerged position with all 16 rockets onboard the sub during the test.

Russian lawmaker asks Nobel Committee to strip Obama of Peace Prize
RT - A representative of the populist LDPR nationalist party claims in an official letter that the US President should be blamed for thousands of innocent people’s deaths and therefore cannot keep his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

Report: ISIS Decapitates 70 Assad Officers As Group Tried to Capture Idlib
Breitbart - Islamic State and al-Nusra Front jihadists were on the brink of capturing Syria’s second city as hundreds of militants assailed the newly appointed governor’s office in Idlib, the provincial capital, according to a news report.

Closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque a ‘declaration of war’ - Abbas
RT - The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’ Both Jewish and Muslim worshipers will be prohibited from visiting the site “until further notice,” Israel’s public security minister said.

Sweden to recognize Palestinian state on Thursday - foreign ministry
RT - Sweden is to recognize the occupied state of Palestine officially on Thursday, according to its foreign ministry. The Scandinavian country will become the first major European state to recognize the territories occupied by Israel.... The idea was quickly met with criticism from the United States and Israel.

Leaked photos of Britain's Sellafield nuclear plant reveal 'massive radioactive release' threat
The Ecologist - Dilapidated nuclear waste storage ponds abandoned 40 years ago containing hundreds of tonnes of fuel rods pose an immediate danger to public safety, photographs sent to The Ecologist reveal. The fuel and sludge in the ponds could spontaneously ignite if exposed to air, spreading intense radiation over a wide area.
* Related: Britain's nuclear clean-up bill to soar by billions...

Nato reports rise in Russia military flights over Europe
BBC News - Nato has reported an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days. A Nato statement said four groups of aircraft, including Tu-95 Bear bombers and MiG-31 fighters, were tracked over seas and the Atlantic Ocean. Fighter aircraft from Norway, Britain, Portugal, Germany and Turkey were scrambled in response. Tensions between Russia and Nato states have soared over the Ukraine crisis.

Russian army beefs up Artic presence to be ready to 'meet unwelcome guests'
End the Lie - The massive buildup of facilities in Russia’s north is part of the country’s strategy to ensure control of the Arctic…“The plan involves the building of 13 airfields, one land test range for the Air Forces, 10 radar sites and direction centers,” said Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center, who took part in the session.

Egypt establishing buffer zone in Sinai following attacks
Press TV - Egypt has begun work on setting up a buffer zone along its border with the Gaza Strip following recent deadly attacks on Egyptian security forces in the violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula…The Sinai Peninsula has long been considered as a safe haven for gunmen who use the region as a base for their acts of terror. Since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s former president, on July 3 last year, gunmen have launched almost daily attacks in Sinai, killing members of security forces.

Coca-Cola Ordered to Shut Down Plant in India for Draining Water & Rampant Polluting
Natural Society - Coca-Cola has been ordered to shut down operations in a city in India for using too much water and violating pollution laws, but the company seeks to keep business running as usual. Just like its heavy funding against the GMO labeling campaigns here in the U.S., Coca Cola is proving itself to be a corporate behemoth with no care whatsoever for its customers.

Ebola News

U.S. State Dept. to transport foreign Ebola victims to U.S. hospitals for treatment
(NaturalNews) This has all come out in a four-page memo acquired by the Washington Times. "The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment," the Times reports. [1] " The memo even details the expected price per patient, with transportation costs at $200,000 and treatment at $300,000."

Nurse Who Treated Ebola Patients in West Africa Returns to Texas, Will Self-Quarantine
Breitbart - Early Wednesday morning, a nurse who had been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone returned to her home in Texas. The nurse, whose name is being withheld for privacy reasons, showed no signs of the disease, but CDC protocols placed her at "some" risk due to her contact with the patients. She has agreed to voluntarily self-quarantine at her home while she waits for the Ebola incubation period to pass.

I will go to court to attain my freedom’ – Maine nurse rejects quarantine over Ebola
RT - Kaci Hickox, the nurse, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday this week that she will soon outright reject the state’s attempt to keep her isolated, despite the requests from officials who fear that allowing the woman out of a Fort Kent, ME residence could lead to an Ebola outbreak.

Is It About To Get Worse? Lakeland Hazmat Suit Orders Go Exponential, Surpass 1 Million
Zero Hedge - Lakeland surprised everyone, and especially those who are short the stock, when it released the following "Update on Business Activity Relating to Ebola Crisis" in which it announced that it has, by now, received a stunning 1 million Hazmat suit orders and rising exponentially.

US health officials desperately trying to get 20 hospitals ready to safely treat Ebola
(NaturalNews) The goal is to get at least 20 hospitals fully prepared to handle Ebola patients, according to Reuters, as well as figure out how to best treat patients without jeopardizing the safety of medical workers. This may require that certain patients not receive medical care under the new paradigm, as treating them could put some doctors and nurses at risk.

Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off
AP - Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared.

CDC Expands Ebola Risk Factors For Forcible Quarantine
Paul Joseph Watson - Previously the CDC outlined how, “Brief interactions, such as walking by a person or moving through a hospital, do not constitute close contact.” However, the new guidelines state that “brief proximity,” or “being in the same room for a brief period of time” with an Ebola victim now constitutes enough of a risk factor for consideration of mandatory quarantine.

The Ebola Story Doesn't Smell Right
Paul Craig Roberts - The federal government has announced that thousands of additional US soldiers are being sent to Liberia. General Gary Volesky said the troops would “stamp out” ebola…Stories that don’t make sense and that are not explained naturally arouse suspicions, such as: Are US soldiers being used to test ebola vaccines and cures, or more darkly are they being used to bring more ebola back to the US? I understand why people ask these questions. The fact that they will receive no investigative answer will deepen suspicions.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Fox News Lands Interview With SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden
Daily Caller - According to the press release, Fox’s Peter Doocy will interview the SEAL over the course of a two-part documentary, “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden.” The documentary will be featured on November 11th and 12th.

Don't touch debris! Antares explosion leaves highly toxic elements beyond hazard area
RT - The explosion late Tuesday of the Antares rocket, on a mission from Virginia to deliver 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station, scattered toxic wreckage beyond a protected ‘hazard area’ that should be avoided, NASA has warned.

Retaliation”: Feds Launch New Land Grab Targeting Bundy Family
Paul Joseph Watson - On Sunday, the Bundy family posted a Facebook entry which asserted that, “the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people,” after it was announced that the feds intended to designate around 1.8 million acres of land around their Gold Butte range as critical to the environment.

Red Cross Paid $7.00 per Danish After Hurricane Sandy (and Then Threw Them Away)
EPJ - Pro Puublica is out with a report detailing the recent spectacular crony-like failures at the Red Cross. It follows the pattern we have seen recently with other government-related emergency organizations. It is very aggressive with propaganda efforts, but completely incompetent in delivering on its mandate...

Goodcop: Off-Duty Cop Finds $125,000 Cash in the Middle of the Road. Finds Owner, Returns it to Him - A man’s life savings has been recovered after an off-duty California Highway Patrol sergeant found over $125,000 in cash in the middle of a Concord roadway.... In a prepared statement, the sergeant said returning the money was simply “the right thing to do.” “I am paid to uphold the law and it’s my job to set the example whether I’m working or not,” the sergeant said. “I am happy to hear the rightful owner was identified and that the money has been returned”.

Elderly couple fined $80K, raided by police because of pallets in their yard
Police State USA - An elderly couple was traumatized when two dozen sheriff’s deputies swarmed their rural home, prepared to confiscate their property because of zoning ordinance violations.... Mr. Hoeppner runs a business in which he repairs both tractors and broken pallets.... The deputies literally drove Mr. Hoeppner to the bank and forced him to withdraw money from his retirement account to pay off the extortive court order. A total of 24 deputies participated in the raid, and brought their armored quarter-million-dollar Lenco Bearcat vehicle.

Insane Honolulu Cop Violently Attacks Innocent Bystanders
Liberty Crier - It’s jaw dropping video. A 54-second clip from inside a game room near Ala Moana on September 5 clearly shows a Honolulu Police officer assaulting two people. Officer Vince Morre walks in and within seconds, kicks a 25-year old man in the face.... The FBI is investigating for possible civil rights violations.

Officer Gloats and Reveals Why He is Free to Shoot Your Dogs
Activist Post - Officers Feel Free to Shoot Dogs; It's Not For Lack of Training... Although I only suspected, but could never provide concrete evidence for, the idea that officers are specifically trained and encouraged to shoot or kill pets (outside of SWAT raids where they are unfortunately always the first casualty) - a few incidents point in that direction.

Election News

VIDEO: The Creeping Horror of Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton 2016!
Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton - Look what's coming to a 2016 presidential wannabe nightmare near you! It's a bread and circuses pretense of democracy starring evil American dynasty number one and evil American dynasty number two. Same stank, different election! Can anyone even tell the difference between these two globalists? This next vote won't even be between the lesser of two'll just be for straight evil, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Libertarians May Co-Nominate Rand Paul in 2016
U.S. News & World Report - Paul is unlikely to directly seek the third party’s support, but could win it anyhow through the work of eager activists like those who worked the campaigns of his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul... A co-nomination from one of the nation’s most significant minor parties could help Paul - if he’s the Republican nominee - avoid losing hundreds of thousands of votes to an ideological ally. In some states, his name would appear twice on ballots.

Economy & Business

Federal Reserve ends quantitative easing bond-buying program
RT - The Federal Reserve has officially announced an end to its quantitative easing bond-buying program, but economists are split over whether the central bank’s decision will help or hinder post-recession recovery. As expected, the Fed said Wednesday afternoon that it’s third and most recent round of quantitative easing, QE3, would come to an end.

Hundreds of US workers in Los Angeles protest against Wall Street
Press TV - The protesters gathered in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles, where there are offices for major banks like Chase, BNY Mellon, and Wells Fargo. The demonstrators, mostly city workers and activists from the Fix LA Coalition, said they are angry with drastic cuts to their wages and benefits, while the big banks on Wall Street continue to make record profits.

Alan Greenspan: QE Failed To Help The Economy, The Unwind Will Be Painful, "Buy Gold"
Zero Hedge - "Gold is a good place to put money these days given its value as a currency outside of the policies conducted by governments." ... "I don’t think it’s possible" for the Fed to end its easy-money policies in a trouble-free manner. ... "Effective demand is dead in the water" and the effort to boost it via bond buying "has not worked."

Guess How Much Americans Plan To Spend On Christmas And Halloween This Year…
Economic Collapse - In 2014, approximately 70 percent of all Americans will participate in Halloween. It seems like with each passing year this dark holiday become even more popular, and before it is all said and done it is being projected that Americans will spend a whopping 7.4 billion dollars this time around... This year, the National Retail Federation is projecting that Americans will spend more than 600 billion dollars just on Christmas. That represents a huge chunk of our GDP as a nation.

Energy & Environment

Lawsuit: Quake standards altered at California's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant - The suit claims that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. last year changed a key element of the plant’s license related to seismic safety without allowing public input as required by law — or even notifying the public at all. The changes concern the strength of earthquakes that the plant, perched on a stretch of the Central California coast riddled with fault lines, can withstand.

Hawaii volcano about to consume its first home, with lava meters away
RT - The 1,000-degree red mass of molten rock threatening to destroy a Hawaiian town is now only meters away from reaching its first home, and now threatens dozens more as it reaches Pahoa’s commercial hub.

Science & Technology

Google Developing a Pill That Would Detect Cancer and Other Diseases
Wired - Google is attempting to develop a pill that would send microscopic particles into the bloodstream in an effort to identify cancers, imminent heart attacks, and other diseases.

Google expands its real-world surveillance system with Google Fit - The company has developed an application that allows Android smartphone owners to collect health-related information in one place. It’s called Google Fit, and besides challenging Apple’s HealthKit service, it also represents Google’s efforts to gather real-world data to complement the information it already has about the digital world.

Computer with human-like learning will program itself - DeepMind Technologies, a London-based artificial-intelligence firm acquired by Google this year, has revealed that it is designing computers that combine the way ordinary computers work with the way the human brain works. They call this hybrid device a Neural Turing Machine. The hope is it won't need programmers, and will instead program itself.

FBI agents cut internet access, pose as repairmen to perform warrantless search
Police State USA - To investigate a purported case of untaxed sports betting, federal agents turned off internet access to three luxury hotel suites then impersonated repair technicians to covertly get inside and collect evidence. The FBI contends that this ploy is sufficient “consent” to perform warrantless searches in private residences.

Police Infuriated About New “Cop Detecting” Device That Warns People When a Cop is Near - The Target Blu Eye system sells for about $1,600 in Europe, where the device is currently being sold. The type of frequencies that the system is trained to detect are only used by emergency vehicles in Europe. However, according to Fox News, Target Managing Director Jan Rijks said a version that will be compatible with emergency vehicles in the US is nearly ready for release, and could be released sometime in 2015.


Adrenal nutrition and natural remedies for adrenal fatigue
(NaturalNews) We are all aware of adrenaline, the fight or flight hormone that kicks in whenever we find ourselves facing a threat. But did you know adrenaline is only one of the many hormones produced by the adrenal glands?

Balancing These 10 Minerals Is Crucial To Your Health - Together, minerals make up a mere four percent of your body, but their role in its effective functioning is critical to your health. Any imbalance or deficiency of the following minerals can result in illness until that balance is restored. It is nearly impossible to lack minerals with the right diet.

Holding This Common Item for Only Two Seconds Can Poison Your Body with BPA
Dr. Mercola - Bisphenol-A, or BPA, a powerful endocrine-disrupting chemical, can raise your risk for obesity, diabetes, and neurological effects. And when you touch this everyday object for as little two seconds with these two factors present, you can absorb 10 times as much BPA.... Recent research reveals that people who used hand sanitizer, touched a cash register receipt, and then ate French fries absorbed significantly elevated amounts of bisphenol-A (BPA) from the receipts.

Studies Find Chinese Herb Doubles Survival Rate of Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation
Natural Society - For those who will or have undergone radiation treatment, the Chinese herb astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) may prove to be a life saver. A large dose of astragalus daily works as a powerful adaptogen in the body. It contains both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, high levels of antioxidants, and an incredible ability to boost a weakened immune system.

Boosting Your Immune System: What NOT to Eat
Natural Blaze - If you consume processed foods on a regular basis, you’re forcing your immune system to work to protect you against the things you are ingesting, instead of fighting off viruses and germs.

Dangerous Lawsuit Threatens the Few Supplement Health Claims Currently Allowed
Alliance for Natural Health - A new lawsuit filed by a “consumer watchdog” group says most Americans are not vitamin deficient and don’t benefit from supplements. Huh?... This week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against Bayer because of its “false claims on ads and labels” for its One A Day Vitamins. The group is asking for an injunction against specific marketing statements, and seeking refunds to consumers.

Wednesday - October 29, 2014 - Today in History:

1863 - The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded.
1901 - Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was electrocuted.
1923 - Turkey formally became a republic after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. The first president was Mustafa Kemal, later known as Kemal Ataturk.
1929 - America's Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock market.
1940 - The first peacetime military draft began in the U.S.
1945 - The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.
1956 - Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal Crisis.
1966 - The National Organization for Women was founded.
1969 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school segregation.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to hold Saddam Hussein's regime liable for human rights abuses and war damages during its occupation of Kuwait.
1991 - Trade sanctions were imposed on Haiti by the U.S. to pressure the new leaders to restore the ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power.
1998 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
2004 - Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped statement, directly admitted for the first time that he had ordered the Sept. 11 attacks.
2004 - European Union leaders signed the EU's first constitution.

World News

'If we don’t, who will?' Kurdish fighters smuggled across border to join Kobani struggle
RT - As the battle for Kobani continues to rage for a second month, Kurdish fighters have conceived a smuggling operation to get themselves into the city illegally from Turkey to confront the Islamic State militants swarming the Syrian border city.

Dead or alive? Fate of iconic Kurdish female fighter ‘beheaded by ISIS’ wrapped in mystery
RT - Reports about the beheading of a young female Kurdish warrior known as ‘Rehana’ who fought for Kobani and reportedly killed scores of jihadists have sparked controversy. Other reports by people who claim to have contacted her say she is alive.

Troops on London streets amid fears of terror attack
The Independent - Armed soldiers have been stationed in Whitehall amid fears that terrorists will try to attack ceremonial guards in the wake of the shooting in Canada. The soldiers, who are carrying assault rifles, have been deployed at the entrance to Horse Guards Parade, where thousands of tourists gather each day to witness the Changing of the Guard.

U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East
Breitbart - The U.S. Air Force says it is not halting its use of Depleted Uranium weapons, has recently sent them to the Middle East, and is prepared to use them. A type of airplane, the A-10, deployed this month to the Middle East by the U.S. Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing, is responsible for more Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination than any other platform, according to the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW).

Rampant financial crime in City of London eroding public trust - BoE
RT - LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) currently determines the cost of up to $350 trillion worth of global financial products. The 21st century has been littered with financial scandals, but the rigging of LIBOR by leading global banks has been dubbed the most flagrant in modern history. To date, approximately £4 billion worth of fines have been issued for the manipulation of core benchmark rates, while the City is expecting further fines for the rigging of currency markets to be publicly announced in November.

Ottawa Attack Expands NSA’s Surveillance Grid
Kurt Nimmo - The new law will allow CSIS to network with the U.S. National Security Agency’s “Five Eyes” global surveillance grid through the agency’s Canadian counterpart, the Communications Security Establishment Canada. Once enacted, the legislation will permit the organization to exchange information with the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

NGO Envisages Global One Child Policy, Pandemics to Solve Overpopulation
Paul Joseph Watson - The National Academy of Sciences has published a shocking report which envisages a Chinese-style global one child policy as the only means of reversing climate change and reducing global population to a “sustainable” number of 1-2 billion people.

Japan to reopen 1st nuclear plant after Fukushima disaster - despite volcano risks
RT - A local council has voted to re-open the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant on the outermost western coast of Japan, despite local opposition and meteorologists’ warnings, following tremors in a nearby volcano.

Ebola News

Big Pharma seeks legal immunity for damages from experimental Ebola vaccines
(NaturalNews) GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) CEO Andrew Witty told World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan that his corporation, which is currently leading the way in producing Ebola vaccines, shouldn't have to shoulder any of the burden of responsibility for their safety. Witty maintains, in other words, that GSK should be allowed full access to the financial benefits associated with selling Ebola vaccines to the public, but with absolutely none of the risk.

MIT study reveals how coughs can propel aerosolized particles 20 feet
(NaturalNews) New research out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) affirms what many of us have been saying about Ebola all along -- basically, if the virus is real and spreading as claimed, part of this spread is occurring via micronized airborne transmission through things like coughs and sneezes. And MIT researchers found that these aerosolized particles can, in some cases, travel up to 20 feet.

Second Texas Nurse Amber Vinson Ebola Free, Coming Home
Breitbart – Texas second Ebola infected nurse, Amber Vinson, has been confirmed to be Ebola free and is returning home to Dallas. Vinson joins Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s Nina Pham as the only two people to both contract and recover from Ebola in the United States. All other Ebola patients in the U.S. contracted the virus while working in West Africa.

Ebola Can Survive for Months on Surfaces
Kurt Nimmo - The deadly virus can survive for more than seven weeks on certain surfaces according to research conducted by the UK’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory. Tests performed prior to the latest Ebola outbreak in 2010 showed the Zaire strain lived in samples in low temperatures on glass for nearly two months.

Insurance Companies Begin Writing ‘Ebola Exclusions’ into Policies
Natural Society - U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers, and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions. While it is estimated that expenditures to treat the original Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, were approximately $100,000 an hour (though he passed anyway), it looks like insurance companies won’t be footing the bill.

Ebola outbreak: Australia Shuts Borders While US ‘Works On New Guidelines’
Steve Watson - While the Obama administration continues to argue against travel restrictions on flights from Ebola ravaged areas, Australia has become the latest nation to shut it’s borders and freeze all visas from West African countries. The Australian immigration ministry is currently “not processing any application from these (Ebola) affected countries,” said its lead Minister, Scott Morrison, adding that the government is also suspending its humanitarian program.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

CSPOA Press Release: SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS SHERIFF ROB MCMILLEN TO RESIGN - The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) has called for the resignation of Greene County, Illinois Sheriff Rob McMillen after he personally initiated an unsubstantiated felony charge against Luke Lamb, who is his opponent in the upcoming election. Lamb is campaigning as a “constitutional sheriff’s candidate” and is a member of CSPOA. The case, which involved alleged jury tampering, was resolved in court on October 24th, with a unanimous jury verdict of acquittal.

Guess How Many Bibles Have Arrived at the Office of the Houston Mayor After She Subpoenaed Pastors’ Sermons | Video
The - Houston Mayor Annise Parker has received a flood of Bibles — somewhere between 500 and 1,000 according to a spokesman for the mayor’s office — after the city subpoenaed the church sermons of five local faith leaders opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which the mayor signed in May.

Kerry: US to Intensify Law Enforcement, Intel Sharing With Canada to Counter Terrorism
RIA Novosti - "We will intensify our law enforcement, border protection and intel sharing [between the United States and Canada]," Kerry said during a press conference following a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. Kerry and Baird met to discuss security issues that the countries face after the recent shootings in Canada.

More Than 2 Million License Plates Scanned at Mall Of America in Past 90 Days - According to documents obtained via a public records request, Bloomington police operate twelve license plate readers at Mall of America. In the past 90 days, more than 2,275,000 cars have been scanned. Of those, more than 12,000 were "hits," meaning the license plate is tied to someone suspected of committing a crime.

Obama Increases Nuclear Weapons Production and Research
AllGov - The U.S. nuclear weapons complex is greatly expanding the production of fissile cores to levels not seen since the end of the Cold War three decades ago. The dramatic increase comes as part of a long-term billion-dollar effort to renew the nuclear arsenal under President Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize largely because of his promise to greatly reduce the nation’s stockpile of these weapons—a promise he has not kept.

Less than 1% of Patriot Act’s “Sneak and Peek” Delayed Notice Warrants are Used against Terrorism
AllGov - Federal law enforcement has increasingly used a key provision of the Patriot Act to pry into people’s lives without having to tell them. This practice has been justified under the guise of counterterrorism, but government statistics show that less than 1% of all “sneak and peek” actions involve suspected terrorists.

Terror alert: US steps up security at govt buildings over attack threats
RT - The United States is beefing up security at thousands of government buildings around the country due to “continued public calls” for terrorist attacks, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Tuesday.... The move comes less than a week after a gunman in Ottawa, Canada, opened fire at the National War Memorial and the Parliament and fatally shot a Canadian soldier.

Ferguson police brace for new protests by spending thousands on riot gear
The Guardian - St Louis County police made the purchases amid concerns that hundreds of demonstrators will return to the streets if Darren Wilson, the officer who shot dead Michael Brown in August, is not indicted on criminal charges by a grand jury currently considering the case. A breakdown of the department’s spending since August on equipment intended for the policing of crowds and civil disobedience, which totals $172,669, was obtained by the Guardian from the county force.

Sheriff’s Office won’t participate in future ‘no refusal’ OVI checkpoints
Springfield News-Sun - Clark County’s sheriff said his department will not participate in another “no refusal” OVI checkpoint like the one held Friday because of the amount of negative feedback from the community. “If this is not a positive event then we need to find another way to do our job and create an environment of public safety, and I’m intending to do that,” Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said.

U.S. Postal Service spied on at least 50,000 people last year
Mass PrivateI - The surveillance program, officially called mail covers, is more than a century old. At the request of state or federal law enforcement agencies or the Postal Inspection Service, postal workers record names, return addresses and any other information from the outside of letters and packages before they are delivered to a person’s home. Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year. It is not known how long the government saves the images.

Economy & Business

Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?
Economic Collapse - We just learned that the homeownership rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years. But of course this is not a new trend. As you will see in this article, the homeownership rate in the United States has been in a continual decline for more than 7 years. Obviously this is not a sign of a healthy economy.

Science & Technology

British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant
National Journal - It is well known that the NSA and GCHQ closely share intelligence data with one another, as part of a long-standing surveillance partnership. Some details of the agencies' spy pact were exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden last year, including the existence of GCHQ's Tempora program, which taps into fiber-optic cables to scoop up online and telephone traffic across the Web for up to 30 days.

Russia ready to deliver US supplies to ISS after Antares rocket explodes
RT - Russia is prepared to ferry US supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) on its Progress spacecraft to compensate for the loss of the Antares rocket. The private US space freighter suffered a failure seconds after launch.

ISS-bound rocket explodes on takeoff in Virginia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - An unmanned rocket exploded shortly after takeoff Tuesday evening on Virginia’s eastern shore. Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket was carrying thousands of pounds of equipment to restock the International Space Station. The launch was supposed to be the third of eight planned Orbital missions to ferry gear and food to astronauts aboard the ISS. The rocket had some 5,000 pounds of food, supplies and science experiments, which all were engulfed in a fireball just above NASA’s Wallop’s Island facility.

What is happening to the sun? Giant sunspot on the solar surface spews out SIXTH massive flare in a week
Daily Mail - It is the third major flare in the last 48 hours, from the sunspot which is 14 times larger than Earth and almost as big as Jupiter. Nasa said the activity confirms the areas as the largest active region seen on the sun in 24 years. ‘A giant active region on the sun erupted on Oct. 26, 2014, with its sixth substantial flare since Oct. 19,’ Nasa said.

World on a string: Breakthrough fiberoptic cable 2,500X faster than fastest internet
RT - Imagine downloading your favorite flick in 31 thousandths of a second. Such insane internet speeds are now a reality, with researchers rolling out a 255 terabits per second fiberoptic network which could transport the entire Internet on a single cable. The cable, the joint effort of Dutch and US scientists, is 2,550 times faster than the fastest single-fiber links in commercial operation today.

Microsoft Office bug lets hackers take over computers
End the Lie - A dangerous new security vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft’s Office software, threatening to hijack users of virtually every existing version of Windows…While PowerPoint is the only known program affected so far, it is still possible that Word and Excel documents are vulnerable. As for what this bug could enable hackers to do, the answer is pretty much everything...

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

17 Surprising Off-Grid Uses For Versatile Cornstarch
Off the Grid News - Cornstarch is a gluten-free alternative to flour thickeners for gravies, sauces, glazes, soups, casseroles and pies. Like so many other kitchen staples, however, cornstarch can be used for a variety of other purposes around your home. Here are some of our favorites:


American Meat Production Uses More Antibiotics Than Ever, Despite Growing Threat of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease in Consumers
Dr. Mercola - The US uses nearly 30 million pounds of antibiotics each year to raise food animals. This accounts for about 80 percent of all antibiotics used in the US. The ramifications of this routine practice can be seen in hospital wards across the nation, as it is one, if not the primary driver of antibiotic-resistant disease in humans. According to CDC statistic, two million Americans are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and at least 23,000 of them die as a result of those infections.

How Grapefruit Juice Improves Your Metabolism, Blocks Weight Gain and Even Treats Disease As Well As Two Separate Drugs - Grapefruits can treat diabetes, fight cancer, heal stomach ulcers, reduce gum disease and even keep stroke and metabolic syndrome at bay as well as drugs. Now new research shows that the consumption of grapefruit juice may block weight gain by improving your metabolism.... Naringenin, an antioxidant which gives grapefruit its bitter taste, can do the same job as two separate drugs currently used to manage Type 2 diabetes.

How to Use Coconut and Almond Flour Together in Gluten Free Baking
Health Impact News - As gluten free diets have gained in popularity, almond and coconut flours have become trusty staples in many gluten free pantries.

Tea and citrus products could lower ovarian cancer risk
Natural Blaze - Tea and citrus fruits and juices are associated with a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Research published today reveals that women who consume foods containing flavonols and flavanones (both subclasses of dietary flavonoids) significantly decrease their risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer, the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among women.

Government Study: Flu Vaccine not Effective for Elderly – Death Rates Increased
Health Impact News - Reading the packet insert of the senior flu vaccine from last year reveals some other interesting data: there were 226 “serious” adverse events and 23 deaths out of only 3,833 participants in the drug trials developing the flu vaccine.


Older Man Who Eats Alone Goes Viral. When You Take a Close Look at What’s on the Table, You’ll See Why - Seeing someone eating alone at a fast-food restaurant isn’t necessarily an unusual sight, but what one woman snapped a picture of at an In-and-Out Burger has been shared more than 7,000 times within the past week. Learn why...

Tuesday - October 28, 2014 - Today in History:

1776 - The Battle of White Plains took place during the American Revolutionary War.
1886 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."
1904 - The St. Louis Police Department became the first to use fingerprinting.
1919 - The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1936 - The Statue of Liberty was rededicated by U.S. President Roosevelt on its 50th anniversary.
1940 - During World War II, Italy invaded Greece.
1962 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the U.S. that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
1965 - Pope Paul VI issued a decree absolving Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
1965 - The Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO, was completed.
1976 - John D. Erlichman, a former aide to U.S. President Richard Nixon, entered a federal prison camp in Safford, AZ, to begin serving his sentence for Watergate-related convictions.
1982 - Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev condemned the U.S. for arms buildup.
1983 - The U.S. vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution "deeply deploring" the ongoing U.S.-led invasion of Grenada.
1985 - John A. Walker Jr. and his son, Michael Lance Walker, pled guilty to charges of spying for the Soviet Union.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton visited Kuwait and implied that all the troops there would be home by Christmas.
2005 - Vice President Dick Cheney's top adviser, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, resigned after he was indicted on charges of obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements in the CIA leak investigation. (Libby was convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison. President George W. Bush commuted his sentence.)
2009 - Angela Merkel was sworn in for a second term as German chancellor.

World News

Gen. Allen: Assad not part of political outcome in Syria
Press TV - Gen. John Allen spoke to Asharq al-Awsat daily on Saturday about the US-led coalition’s strategy in Iraq and Syria, and their plans to train and equip the “moderate” Syrian militants. “The outcome that we seek in Syria is akin to the ISIS (ISIL) strategy that fits into a much larger regional strategy and that outcome is a political outcome that does not include Assad,” Allen said. “We want to make clear that we seek a political outcome in Syria without Assad being the ultimate outcome,” the general emphasized.

Libya terror camps thrive as looted arms pour into Salvador Triangle
StratRisks - Libya slid into chaos after veteran dictator Muammar Gaddafi was toppled and killed in a NATO-backed uprising three years ago. Weapons looted from his arsenal have made their way to the so-called ‘Salvador Triangle’, a no-man’s land formed by the porous borders of Libya, Algeria and Niger, experts say.... But since the uprising, the activity of rebels with links to Al Qaeda has flourished in the region, buoyed by the inability of the Libyan authorities to tame the armed groups.

Poland to move thousands of troops to border with Ukraine
RT - Warsaw has decided to relocate troops from the west of the country towards its eastern border due to “the biggest security crisis since the Cold War.” It is a major realignment of the military structure, Poland’s defense minister told the AP.

Cameron says will fight against EU’s €2.1bn demand
Press TV - It is not just about the scale of the money being demanded. It is also the timetable," Cameron said, adding, “The (European) commission admits it does not actually need this. So there is no pressing need for the money to be paid." The British prime minister went on to say that he would not permit the UK taxpayers’ money to be funneled into the EU.

MH17 prosecutor open to theory another plane shot down airliner: Der Spiegel
(Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 believe the aircraft might have been shot down from the air but that a ground-to-air missile attack is more likely, a senior prosecutor said in a German media interview.

Ron Paul: Canada suffers for turning militaristic
Rt - Canada is quickly becoming an aggressive nation, former United States congressman Ron Paul warns in a recent dispatch, and will risk significant blowback if it continues to intervene in matters overseas.

Ebola news

CDC now admits Ebola can spread through the air up to 3 feet away
(NaturalNews) Now, after a pair of northeastern state governors imposed (and then rescinded) 21-day quarantines for anyone returning from assisting infected patients in West Africa, word comes from the CDC that the virus can, in fact, be spread to others up to 3 feet away. In a new Ebola-related post that appears to be splitting hairs between "airborne" and "droplet" spread, the health agency claimed...

Testing negative for Ebola is meaningless; the virus is not detectable for up to six weeks
(NaturalNews) A person who is carrying Ebola and replicating Ebola inside their own blood will test negative for Ebola for up to six weeks. The test won't show a positive result until the virus has replicated to a sufficient quantity to be detectable.

Restricting 80% of air travel from Ebola-afflicted countries would give world three extra weeks to contain epidemic, says report
(NaturalNews) Using the Global Epidemic and Mobility Model to simulate incidence and seeding events for the disease, a team of international scientists determined that barring even just 80 percent of air travel from the affected countries would add an extra three weeks to the amount of time that the world has to contain the epidemic.

Airport worker threatened with termination for wearing protective gear
(NaturalNews) The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a potential Ebola breeding ground, and some workers have considered taking extra precautions to prevent getting sick. One contractor wore a mask and gloves to work in mid-October, because he wanted to protect himself more proactively. Shockingly, a supervisor at the airport made the contractor remove his mask and gloves or be fired from the job.

Source: U.S. Soldiers NOT Under Strict Ebola Quarantine in Italy
Kit Daniels - U.S. soldiers returning from Ebola-struck Liberia are not under strict quarantine at an Army outpost in Vicenza, Italy, despite media reports to the contrary, according to a high-level source with knowledge on the subject.

5-year-old boy tested for Ebola in NYC after return from Africa
NY Post - The boy returned with his family from Guinea Saturday night and five members of the family were being quarantined inside their apartment, sources said.... The boy returned with his family from Guinea Saturday night and five members of the family were being quarantined inside their apartment, sources said.

Florida Joins NJ and NY with Required Ebola Quarantines
Truth Revolt - [Florida Governor Rick] Scott signed an executive order mandating twice-daily health evaluations of anyone who has come from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Four known individuals fall into that category in Florida, Scott said in a news release.

Christie predicts quarantine will be 'national policy'
Politico - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has no second thoughts about enacting a 21-day medical quarantine on medical workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

New York abandons Ebola quarantine after pressure from Obama; politics now driving all medical decisions
(NaturalNews) The first sensible idea we've seen yet on halting the spread of Ebola in America has just been shut down for political reasons. The State of New York has now reversed its mandatory Ebola quarantine rule under pressure from the CDC and White House which both seem fervently determined to see Ebola spread across the United States.

NJ Governor Christie Folds, Un-Quarantines “Symptom-Free” Nurse After 24 Hours
Zero Hedge - In a sudden reversal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the state will release the quarantined American nurse who had been confined in a hospital isolation tent upon arrival from West Africa despite showing no signs of Ebola.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

In Cold War, U.S. Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis
NY Times - In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some still living in America, newly disclosed records and interviews show.

Wisconsin Sheriff Sends 24 Cops And Armored Vehicle To Collect Civil Judgement From 77 Y/O Because He Was Known To Be Argumentative
Liberty Crier - When officials in the tiny Town of Stettin in Marathon County went to collect a civil judgment from 75-year-old Roger Hoeppner this month, they sent 24 armed officers.
And an armored military vehicle.

NV Cops In Black Ski-Masks Swarm Uber Driver For 'Transporting People Without A License'
Blacklisted News - Hours after Uber launched their hugely popular and beloved ride-sharing service in Nevada, black ski-masked police responded by hunting down new Uber drivers and impounding their vehicles.... Government regulators accused the Uber drivers of "transporting people without a license," though Uber says they don't need a license as they're not operating a transportation company but merely facilitating ride sharing.

Feds identify suspected 'second leaker' for Snowden reporters
Yahoo News - The FBI has identified an employee of a federal contracting firm suspected of being the so-called "second leaker" who turned over sensitive documents about the U.S. government's terrorist watch list to a journalist closely associated with ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to law enforcement and intelligence sources who have been briefed on the case.

Nobel Peace Prize laureates call on Obama to release CIA torture report
RT - Twelve winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have urged fellow laureate, US President Barack Obama, to release a Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-9/11 Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program, also known as the torture report

Amtrak: Purchasing Train Tickets With Cash is a “Suspicious Activity”
Paul Joseph Watson - A document entitled Guidelines for Amtrak Customer Service Employees, which was obtained by the ACLU after an FOIA request, lists a number of different behaviors that are “indicative of criminal activity” and should immediately be reported to law enforcement personnel by Amtrak ticket agents. Those behaviors include...

Economy & Business

Obamacare handed out 'billions in illegal tax credits and subsidies,' rules judge
(NaturalNews) Another federal court has ruled that taxing and spending provisions at the heart of the Affordable Care Act are illegal, dealing yet another blow to President Obama's signature piece of legislation. In a recent ruling, U.S. District Judge Ronald White determined that an Internal Revenue Service rule that changed the Obamacare law and gave out billions in subsidies is "arbitrary, capricious, and abuse of discretion."

Can't Find Any Inflation? Here's A Place To Start
Zero Hedge - Lately, there has been much anguished consternation, especially among the tenured US economics professors (primarily those who make 6-digits or more per year) and of course, the Federal Reserve … about the so-called complete disappearance and collapse in inflation. So to help these ivory tower-confined individuals in their holy grail to rediscover the inflation that is more than felt by the rest of America, here are two simple charts.

7 Things The Middle-Class Can't Afford Anymore
Zero Hedge - The middle class has certainly changed. We've ranked a list of things the middle class can no longer really afford. We're not talking about lavish luxuries, like private jets and yachts. The items on this list are a bit more basic, and some of them are even necessities.

Why The Fed Will End QE On Wednesday
Zero Hedge - This week we will find out the answer to whether the Federal Reserve will end its current quantitative easing program or not. Today is the last open market operation of the current program, and my bet is that it will be the last, for now. Here are my three reasons why I believe this to be the case.

Energy & Environment

BP Oil Spill Left Rhode Island-Sized 'Bathtub Ring' on Seafloor says study
NBC News - New research shows that the BP oil spill left an oily "bathtub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island. The study by UC Santa Barbara’s David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig. Valentine said the spill left other splotches containing even more oil.

Oregon ignored complaints for 6 years while timber company sprays residents with deadly herbicides
(NaturalNews) For decades, residents living alongside the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon have been victims of drift events, causing both immediate and long-term health effects, with some even losing beloved pets to chemicals sprayed recklessly near their homes without warning.

Science & Technology

An Ancient Virus Was Just Thawed and Used to Infect a Plant
Motherboard - The virus, eloquently called ancient caribou feces associated virus (aCFV), was discovered in a Canadian ice patch... Eric Delwart, a researcher at the Blood Systems Research Institute in San Francisco, thought that the virus could still potentially be used to infect plants, as it did in antiquity, so he made clones of the virus and introduced it to a tobacco plant in the lab. Turns out that, yes, indeed, the DNA was still in good enough shape to infect it.

ACLU Calls Tennessee School Policy to Search Devices and ‘Approve’ Kids’ Web Posts Unconstitutional
Wired - A school board in Tennessee is being accused of violating the constitutional rights of students over a policy that allows school officials to search any electronic devices students bring to campus and to monitor and control what students post on social media sites. The broadly written policy also allows schools to monitor any communications sent through or stored on school networks, which would essentially allow the school to read the content of stored and transmitted email.


Dr. Paul Offit trying to revoke all religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccination
(NaturalNews) Introducing Dr. Paul Offit, the conflicted top pediatrician and millionaire vaccine producer and promoter who claims that a baby can theoretically tolerate 10,000 vaccinations at once. And he wants to make sure that your kids get their share.... Offit is absolutely demanding that everyone be forced into taking all of them, especially children from age zero to six. Dr. Offit publicly claims that all vaccine exemptions are bogus and should not be allowed, and he's actively campaigning or lobbying to get rid of them.

Antiviral herbs, vitamins, and minerals
(NaturalNews) Flu season is upon us. Prevention is the key, but if a virus threatens your health, quick action with natural vitamins, supplements, and herbs can stop that virus in its tracks. How many of these herbs, vitamins, and anti-virals are on hand if you need them?

What’s the Number One Beverage Served in the Federal School Lunch Program?
Dr. Mercola - The USDA believes substituting sugar for healthy fat in milk is “worth it” to get kids to drink milk. Adding more sugar to kids’ diets while removing healthy saturated fat is a recipe for increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Magnesium Improves Metabolic Profile In Metabolically Obese, Normal-Weight Individuals
Green Med Info - Some normal weight individuals show obesity-related characteristics such as insulin resistance, elevated fasting blood sugar levels, high triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure. Although eating a high carbohydrate diet is linked to these findings, a new study shows that low magnesium status contributes to this disorder, and that magnesium supplementation can improve the metabolic profile in these subjects.

Eating Wheat & Cow's Milk Disrupt DNA Expression & Antioxidant Status
Green Med Info - A fascinating new study sheds much needed light on the topic of why a diet free of wheat gluten and the cow's milk protein known as casein have commonly been reported to have such a wide range of health benefits, particularly when it comes to gastrointestinal distress and neurological disorders...

10 Factors Affecting Your Metabolism - In spite of all the information and all the prescriptions offered by modern diets, people just keep getting fatter. This suggests that our knowledge about metabolism is missing something -- perhaps some of the old wisdom that kept hundreds of generations of people slender and strong.

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline
Natural Blaze - Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists.

Just 30 minutes of exercise has benefits for the brain
Natural Blaze - University of Adelaide neuroscientists have discovered that just one session of aerobic exercise is enough to spark positive changes in the brain that could lead to improved memory and coordination of motor skills.

Outrageous Homework Assignment Wants to Know What's In Parents' Medicine Cabinets
Natural Blaze - What would you do if your child came home with this homework assignment? That is what Onika Nugent was trying to figure out after seeing this homework assignment from her 8th grade son, given in a health class at Mapleton Jr. High in Utah.

Monday - October 27, 2014 - Today in History:

1787 - The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."
1795 - The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo. The treaty is also known as "Pinckney's Treaty."
1904 - The New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America.
1927 - The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New York.
1938 - Du Pont announced "nylon" as the new name for its new synthetic yarn.
1962 - The Soviet Union adds to the Cuban Missile Crisis by calling for the dismantling of U.S. missile basis in Turkey. U.S. President Kennedy agreed to the new aspect of the agreement.
1994 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that the U.S. prison population had exceeded one million for the first time in American history
2005 - White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of criticism from fellow conservatives.
2005 - Surgeons in France performed the world's first partial face transplant on a woman who was mauled by a dog.
2008 - Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was convicted of seven corruption charges for lying about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy oil contractor. (A judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.)

World News

Japan Holds Military Drills with Russia, US as Gesture of Balance
RIA Novosti - Japan is set to begin its joint military exercise with the US Army on its northernmost island of Hokkaido, the day after it started its maritime drills with Russia in the seas off Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East.

25 EU banks fail ‘stress test’, exposing $31bn shortfall
RT - Nearly one in five leading European banks have failed the stress test conducted by the European Central Bank, which revealed a $31.2 billion (€24.6 billion) capital gap in 25 banks showing they’re not ready to withstand a three-year recession.

Kurdish, Iraqi troops up ante in fight against ISIS as US-led airstrikes continue
RT - Iraqi and Kurdish forces have made significant gains against Islamic State militants over the weekend, aided by coalition airstrikes. Kurds managed to take the Iraqi town of Zumar, while also repelling IS attacks on the strategic Syrian town of Kobani.

German intel warns ISIS can shoot down passenger planes says report
RT - Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have modern portable air defense systems that are capable of shooting down a passenger plane, Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported citing the country’s foreign intelligence agency.

21 Asian countries initiate new China-backed bank
Press TV - China along with 20 other nations have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a new Beijing-backed infrastructure lender for Asia…Regional economic giant India and smaller but economically vibrant countries such as Singapore and Vietnam were among the signatories to the initiative in the absence of US allies - Japan, South Korea and Australia.

24 European banks fail financial health check
Press TV - The European Banking Authority (EBA) identified a 25-billion-euro ($32-billion) shortfall for the banks, saying that 14 of the lenders must act to raise more capital to be able to endure a series of economic shocks, including high levels of unemployment and low economic growth. The review, which was based on the banks' financial health at the end of 2013, examined 123 EU banks.

The Secret Stupid Saudi-US Deal on Syria. Oil Gas Pipeline War
Global Research - One of the weirdest anomalies of the recent NATO bombing campaign, allegedly against the ISIS or IS or ISIL or Daash, depending on your preference, is the fact that with major war raging in the world’s richest oil region, the price of crude oil has been dropping, dramatically so.

Britain’s 13yr stay in Afghanistan ends as US, UK hand over military bases
RT - The US’ and Britain’s military involvement in Afghanistan came to a symbolic end on Sunday. Operations in the country were officially ended, as they prepare to depart and handed over military bases to Afghan forces.

Hungarians revolt against Internet tax (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - Furious with the government plan to impose tax on Internet data traffic, thousands of Hungarians rallied in front of the Economy Ministry in Budapest to protect the freedom of the internet from the “anti-democratic” measure.

Ebola News

Ebola quarantine nurse's ties to CDC scrubbed from web; was it a staged op to invoke opposition to quarantines?
(NaturalNews) Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey over her high risk status as a possible Ebola carrier, has ties to the CDC which have been deliberately hidden by the mainstream media.... Kaci Hickox emerged in the center of this debate just yesterday when she complained of being "interrogated" and held in violation of her civil rights.
* Related: CNN video

As Ebola Cases Top 10,000, Obama Says America Can "Beat" The Deadly Virus
Zero Hedge - Following the sad death of its first Ebola case, Mali's President has said he will not close his nation's border with Guinea, because "the incident showed it was impossible to completely seal his country." Mali's neighbors, on the other hand, are shutting borders, as Mauritania tries not to become Africa's 7th Ebola-infected country.... But Americans should not worry... President Obama (and his new Czar) are "focused" on the fight against Ebola.

Ebola crisis rekindles concerns about secret research in Russian military labs...
Washington Post - The bioweapons program officially ended in 1991, but Ebola research continued in Defense Ministry laboratories, where it remains largely invisible despite years of appeals by U.S. officials to allow greater transparency. Now, at a time when the world is grappling with an unprecedented Ebola crisis, the wall of secrecy surrounding the labs looms still larger, arms-control experts say, feeding conspiracy theories and raising suspicions.

Big Pharma has owned Ebola vaccine for years; waiting for virus to kill enough people for it to be profitable
(NaturalNews) Nearly a decade ago, researchers from Canada and the U.S. collaborated on the development of a vaccine for Ebola, which they tested on monkeys. Based on these tests, the vaccine was found to be 100 percent effective, and the results were published in the well respected journal Nature Medicine.
* Related: Johnson & Johnson to have 1 Million Experimental Ebola Vaccines Ready in 2015

New York, New Jersey Set Up Mandatory Quarantine Requirement Amid Ebola Threat
CBS News - Under the new rules, state officials will establish a risk level by considering the countries that people have visited and their level of possible exposure to Ebola. Under the new rules, state officials will establish a risk level by considering the countries that people have visited and their level of possible exposure to Ebola.

No mandatory Ebola quarantine for health workers coming to Washington area
Washington Post - One day after governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, public health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia did not follow suit Saturday, intensifying a national debate over how to prevent the spread of the disease.

NY Bellevue hospital staffers call in ‘sick’ after Ebola arrives
New York Post - An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post. “The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said.

NY police throw Ebola medical waste into public trash can
(NaturalNews) NYPD officers were videotaped throwing potentially infectious Ebola medical waste from Spencer's apartment into a public trash can. The episode was caught by cameramen working on behalf of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, which reported... Two New York City police officers who attended the Harlem apartment building of [Spencer] were observed afterward dumping their protective gear and caution tape in a garbage bin on the street.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Virginia Highway Completely Closed for Mysterious Convoy
The Daily Sheeple - The official story says Highways 64 in Virginia was shut down for “The World’s Largest Truck Convoy” to support the Special Olympics, the goal of which was to raise funds and awareness for the charity. If the goal was to raise awareness for the Special Olympics, why were local residents so taken aback by the mysterious convoy? Would anyone be surprised to learn that this was a cover for transporting something that officials wanted to hide from the public?

Search for answers after Washington state school rampage
Yahoo News - While police have not officially identified the gunman or discussed possible motives, family members told Reuters 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg was the shooter, and the two male victims were his cousins, Nate Hatch and Andrew Fryberg, ages 14 and 15…Female victims Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14, remained in critical condition at a different hospital, officials said. The shooter carried a .40 caliber handgun which he fatally turned on himself.

Police to begin checking bags for explosives at CTA stations
Sun Times - Starting the week of Nov. 3, officers will ask “randomly selected” individuals if they are willing to have their bags screened before they pay to enter a station, police said in a statement Friday. If someone declines the screening, they will not be allowed to ride the train.

Leaked DHS Report: Foreign Suspected Terrorists Illegally Entered Canada -- from US!
Breitbart - The report lists several ethnic Somalis who have U.S. addresses and official Alien Registration Numbers issued by the U.S. government, who the report indicates are either included, or should be included, into the Terrorist Screening Database. The subjects’ addresses span from Southern California to Ohio.

Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress
Judicial Watch - Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media.

Chicago Cop Sentenced 3 years in prison After Breaking 89 Year-Old Man’s Hip
(TheAntiMedia) On December 12th 2013, an officer named David Barrett walked into a shell station at 10601 S. Cicero Avenue on the Southwest Side of Chicago (Oak Lawn) and began yelling at the cashier because of some kind of problem with the gas pump. Then, an 89 year-old man named Vincent Detolve asked him to stop cursing obscenities, and the officer pushed him to the ground in response, breaking his hip and tearing his right rotator cuff.

White House Emergency Alert Interrupts TV Viewers Across America
Paul Joseph Watson - Americans watching television across the country were puzzled earlier today when an alert from the White House interrupted their viewing, told them to stand by for an emergency message and warned them not to use their phones.

MORE Americans Renounce Citizenship...
Significant numbers of people are continuing to renounce their U.S. citizenship or end their long-term U.S. residency. There are 776 names on the Treasury Department list published Friday for the third quarter of 2014. That’s the third highest quarterly figure ever, according to Andrew Mitchel, an international tax lawyer in Centerbrook, Conn., who tracks the data. The total number of published renouncers so far in 2014 is 2,353, putting this year on pace to exceed last year’s record total of 2,999, adds Mr. Mitchel.

Economy & Business

Mining CEO Proposes: Crush Market Manipulation By Halting Silver Sales: “Would Send Ripples To The Entire System”
Mac Slavo - In 2011 the price of silver topped $48 per ounce, but just a few years later we’ve seen it collapse to such levels that it is now becoming nearly impossible to for mining companies to get it out of the ground and make any sort of profit.Now, even the private mining sector is saying enough is enough.

Another Deutsche Banker And Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Commits Suicide
Zero Hedge - ...the banker suicides returned with a bang when none other than the hedge fund partner of infamous former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli entrepreneur, was found dead after jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv. Just a few brief hours later... another Deutsche Bank veteran has committed suicide, and not just anyone but the bank's associate general counsel, 41 year old Calogero "Charlie" Gambino, who was found on the morning of Oct. 20, having also hung himself by the neck from a stairway banister...

"They Just Want The Money!" The IRS Can Now Seize Accounts On Suspicion Alone
Zero Hedge - Using a law designed to catch drug traffickers, racketeers and terrorists by tracking their cash, the government has gone after run-of-the-mill business owners and wage earners without so much as an allegation that they have committed serious crimes. The government can take the money without ever filing a criminal complaint, and the owners are left to prove they are innocent. Many give up.

50 Percent Of American Workers Make Less Than 28,031 Dollars A Year
Economic Collapse - The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling. Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000. If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000.

Hillary: "Business Does Not Create Jobs", Washington Does
Zero Hedge - “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said to a crowd in Boston, reminding everyone of her views on spending from the past, "The money has to go to the federal government because the federal government will spend that money better than the private sector will spend it."

Senator Gives Wife's Lobbying Firm Backdoors Amendment to Ban Tesla: Letter to the Editor - The bill that Governor Snyder signed on Tuesday completely bans Tesla from doing business in our State. In fact, according to a press release issued by Tesla, the wording of this current bill could be interpreted as keeping Tesla from even talking about its electric car in Michigan. And who is responsible for this blatant big-government attack on industry competition...Senator Joe Hune (R-Hamburg, 22nd State Senate District.)

Energy & Environment

The World Awakens: America Sleeps – Chemtrails from Around the Globe, a Satellite View
Natural Society - If you need more of a reality check, consider the satellite pictures from East Russia, the tic-tac-toe of chemtrails across the Bering Sea, chemtrails in the Philippines, Northwest of Sweden, the Hawaiian Islands, and more. If you do some simple research of your own, you will find a plethora of video and satellite imagery pointing out cloud formations that are NOT clouds – they are aerosol spraying and weather modification.

Science & Technology

Biotech’s Bizarre World: 7 Genetically Modified Animals
Natural Society - When you read about the 7 genetically engineered animals that have been created in the last few decades, you might ask yourself – exactly what motivates the biotech industry? If they aren’t letting loose GMO mosquitoes and moths, or creating suicide seeds – here’s what they do...


Grapefruit juice protects against weight gain and diabetes
(NaturalNews) A new study conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley suggests that grapefruit juice could replace metformin, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes; the fruit may also be helpful in preventing weight gain as well as decreasing blood glucose levels.

15 Best Fall Superfoods
Dr. Mercola - Add these health-boosting fall favorites to your meals for excellent nutrition and a warm taste of the season.

Broccoli-Sprout Compound May Improve Symptoms of Autism
Dr. Mercola - Sulforaphane is an organic sulfur compound found in cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, horseradish, and arugula—but broccoli sprouts is the richest source. Sulforaphane has been shown to have antimicrobial properties. It also kills cancer stem cells, which slows tumor growth. As noted earlier, it also normalizes DNA methylation, which plays a role in a number of diseases, including hypertension, kidney function, gut health, and cancer.

Ozone Therapy: A Possible Answer to Ebola?
Dr. Mercola - Chlorine is being used overseas right now for Ebola to disinfect clothes and isolation suites, etc. But ozone actually disinfects 10 times faster than chlorine. It’s the most powerful natural oxidant in the world. Ozone also has the advantage of stimulating the immune system, and modulating it—either up or down depending on what your system requires.

GMOs may be to Blame for Spike in Kids Suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Natural Society - One of the largest studies to date conducted by researchers from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UH) Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital has found a dramatic increase in inflammatory bowel conditions (IBD) in children in the U.S. in the last decade, likely due to eating GMOs.

Study: Smoking Cannnabis Causes Complete Remission of Crohn’s Disease in 45% of Patients
Liberty Crier - Crohn’s disease inflames the intestines of about 400,000-600,000 North Americans. In the study, published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, there were 21 people with Crohn’s Disease; half of which were given cigarettes with no active cannabinoids, and the other half given regular joints to smoke.... 45% of the people given two joints to smoke every day for eight weeks experienced a complete remission of their Crohn’s Disease.

The 12 Worst Hormone-Wrecking Chemicals and How to Help Avoid Them
Dr. Mercola - The Environmental Working Group recently released its "Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors," chemicals that build up in your body and ravage your hormones and organs, potentially leading to obesity, infertility, lower IQ, memory problems, diabetes, and cancer.

The many benefits of napping, including how long to snooze to reap the rewards
(NaturalNews) While most people are used to an extremely busy lifestyle that likely cuts into the amount of sleep that they get, what they may not be aware of is that lack of shut eye can seriously jeopardize their health.

Pet News

The Scary, No-Lump Signs That Can Mean Glandular Cancer
Dr. Becker - Luckily it's not a common cancer, but it's brutal when it does hit. The symptoms, which can be concerning when they're there, tend to come and go so you may not recognize it as cancer. If your pet shows any of these signs, here's what your vet will likely do.

Humor & Satire

Ten glaring Ebola contradictions told by government authorities who think we're all just stupid
(NaturalNews) New York Governor Cuomo began yesterday's Ebola press conference by gently waving his hand at reporters and uttering, "These are not the droids you're looking for." When that didn't work, he pulled out a pocket watch and let it swing back and forth like a pendulum, slowly repeating "Ebola is hard to catch. Ebola is hard to catch. You are feeling sleepy..."

Friday - October 24, 2014 - Today in History:

1795 - The country of Poland was divided up between Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
1861 - The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent when Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to U.S. President Lincoln.
1929 - In the U.S., investors dumped more than 13 million shares on the stock market. The day is known as "Black Thursday."
1931 - The upper level of the George Washington Bridge opened for traffic between New York and New Jersey.
1939 - Nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, DE.
1940 - In the U.S., the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
1945 - The United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after the end of World War II. The Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.
1948 - The term "cold war" was used for the first time. It was in a speech by Bernard Baruch before the Senate War Investigating Committee.
1960 - All remaining American-owned property in Cuba was nationalized. The process of nationalizing all U.S. and foreign-owned property in Cuban had begun on August 6, 1960.
1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. military forces went on the highest alert in the postwar era in preparation for a possible full-scale war with the Soviet Union. The U.S. blockade of Cuba officially began on this day.
1986 - Britain broke off relations with Syria after a Jordanian was convicted in an attempted bombing. The evidence in the trial led to the belief that Syria was involved in the attack on the Israeli jetliner.
2001 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that gave police the power to secretly search homes, tap all of a person's telephone conversation and track people's use of the Internet.
2002 - Authorities arrested Army veteran John Allen Muhammad and teenager Lee Boyd Malvo in connection with the Washington-area sniper attacks. (Malvo was later sentenced to life in prison; Muhammad was sentenced to death and executed.)
2003 - The era of supersonic jet travel came to an end as three British Airways Concordes landed at London's Heathrow Airport.
2005 - Civil rights activist Rosa Parks died at age 92.
2007 - Facebook Inc. sold a 1.6 percent stake to Microsoft Corp. for $240 million, spurning a competing offer from Google Inc.

World News

ISIS chlorine attack on security forces confirmed – Iraq officials
RT - Eleven Iraqi police officers were taken to hospital after an ISIS chemical weapons attack, with the Defense Ministry and doctors recently confirming the gas as chlorine. This marks the first officially documented militant attack with the chemical.

George Soros Slams Putin, Warns Of "Existential Threat" From Russia, Demands $20 Billion From IMF In "Russia War Effort"
Zero Hedge - If even George Soros is getting concerned and writing Op-Eds, then Putin must be truly winning. Here are the highlights from what the Open Society founder has to say about the "existential" Russian threat in a just released Op-Ed...

World Bank plans $63m aid for Gaza
Press TV - The financial aid is expected to be approved on October 30, Inger Andersen, the World Bank’s vice president for the Middle East and North Africa, said in an interview with Palestine’s Ma’an news agency on Thursday.

Argentine rights activists call for boycotting Israel
Press TV - The activists gathered in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, saying the Tel Aviv regime is using the activities as a cover-up for its crimes against Palestinians.... The activists also condemned the Argentine government for allowing pro-Israeli companies to operate in the country.

Ottawa gunman ‘privately-educated’ son of Canada immigration chief, acted alone
RT - Following the Canadian shooting attack which threw Ottawa into lockdown, a 32-year-old, Quebec-born male was identified as the sole perpetrator – and his mother was found to work at Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.

Russian prosecutors detain more suspects in Total CEO plane crash
(Reuters) - Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plough which hit a private jet killing the CEO of French oil company Total earlier this week, officials said on Thursday.

Russia to Resume Agriculture Imports From Ukraine if Receives Guarantees: Watchdog
RIA Novosti - "We need safe goods. If they [Ukrainian side] provide information that we have requested, then we could discuss the lifting of the ban," Alexey Alekseyenko, an assistant to the head of the watchdog said. "But they must present convincing guarantees that agricultural products would not be of unknown origin and not from third countries."

Canada's Harper pledges tougher security laws after attack
(Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Thursday after a gunman killed a soldier and raced through parliament before being shot dead.... Harper pledged to speed up a plan already under way to bolster Canadian laws and police powers in the areas of "surveillance, detention and arrest."

Ottawa Shooting Suspect Not Known as Connected to Terrorists: Canadian Police
RIA Novosti - Canadian police had no information about Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's connection to any terrorist group before the Wednesday attack, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commissioner Bob Paulson said. "RCMP did not possess information that would reveal any national security related criminality. His criminal records indicated infractions related to drugs, violence and other criminal activities. I can confirm that Zehaf-Bibeau was not one of the 90 high-risk travelers that RCMP is currently investigating,"

Ebola News

NYC officials: Ebola patient rode the subway just hours before level-4 biohazard infection confirmed
(NaturalNews) Ebola is now confirmed in New York City. I've just finished watching the press conference with Cuomo, de Blasio and Mary Travi Bassett, and what I'm hearing from these people is extremely irresponsible to public safety.

Craig Spencer, Doctor in New York City, Is Sick With Ebola (Video/Map))
New York Times - Mayor Bill de Blasio said that a doctor admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday has tested positive for the Ebola virus, adding “there’s no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed.”... The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center and placed in isolation at the same time as investigators sought to retrace every step he had taken over the past several days.

Doctor: Health Authorities Covering Up Ebola-Like Cases in U.S.
Paul Joseph Watson - Exclusive: Patients being “disappeared” to prevent panic. A doctor has exclusively revealed to Infowars that health authorities are covering up Ebola cases in the United States and disappearing patients in an effort to avoid hysteria. James Lawrenzi, DO, who has two clinics in Garden City and Archie, Missouri, appeared on the Alex Jones Show today to warn that the true scale of the situation was being deliberately downplayed.

27% of Americans are now afraid to fly due to Ebola
(NaturalNews) Hyped-up Ebola fears have descended into the Western World, splattered all over the media and dripping like infectious blood through the minds of Americans.

Amber Vinson’s family says she is Ebola-free; CDC, hospital refuse to confirm
RT - Both Emory and the CDC said they were “not aware of” any test results, their respective spokespeople told the Dallas Morning News. “Healthcare provider will determine by diagnostic whether a patient is free of Ebola virus,” CDC spokesman Jason McDonald said via email. “We have criteria we ask medical staff to meet but the determination is made by medical care provider.”

Dallas Hospital Where Ebola Hit Sees 53 Percent Drop in ER Visits
Breitbart - According to the Associated Press, the other metrics for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas have nosedived, as well. This includes 21% fewer daily patient visits and a 25% drop in revenue for the first 20 days of October.

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola - preliminary results
RT - A healthcare worker who recently returned from Ebola-stricken Guinea where he treated patients has been rushed to a New York City hospital with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Tests returned “preliminary positive results” for Ebola. symptoms.

Mali Detects First Ebola Case: Reports
RIA Novosti - The first Ebola case has been detected in Mali, BBC News Africa reported. A 2-year old girl who had recently arrived from Guinea was diagnosed with the Ebola virus, BBC reported Thursday. The adults who were in contact with the girl have also been quarantined.

No tours to N. Korea and all because of Ebola?
RT - Foreign tourists with any travel history are now not welcome in North Korea - concerns about Ebola made Pyongyang bar any tours from entering the country. At least this is what North Korean specialized travel agencies tell media.

Ebola Threat Causes Chocolate Industry to Spend $600,000
Natural Society - The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the largest chocolate suppliers have been donating money to keep the two largest chocolate-generating countries in Africa stay Ebola free, as they have been for the last two years.... Prices for their coveted chocolate bar ingredients have surged to 3.5 year highs due to fears of an Ebola outbreak on the Ivory Coast and Ghana, two countries responsible for over 60% of the world’s cocoa production.

Company Offers Marijuana Leaf, Ebola Hazmat Halloween Costumes for Children
Breitbart - An online costume retailer is stirring controversy with its provocative Halloween costume offerings, which include a marijuana leaf, a cigarette, and an Ebola Hazmat suit.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

FBI Report Warns of Potential Homegrown ISIS Attacks Against Law Enforcement in US
Breitbart - Federal authorities have warned US law enforcement of potential terror attacks against them from homegrown ISIS members or supporters, according to a leaked internal bulletin exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas. The leaked document is dated October, 2014 and was provided by a trusted federal agent who did so on the condition of anonymity.

FBI warns media that ISIS affiliate plans to kidnap journalists
RT - Reporters are now being warned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that extremists affiliated with the so-called Islamic State have been “tasked with kidnapping journalists,” according to the Washington Post. The FBI warned in a memo sent out Thursday that “credible information” obtained by the bureau suggests that an Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) splinter group intends on kidnapping journalists, considered by the extremists to be “desirable targets,” so that they could be taken to the swath of Syria controlled by the makeshift militia.

USCIS Official: Obama 'Absolutely' Headed Towards Executive Amnesty
Breitbart - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agents are often kept in the dark about decisions by the agency's top brass, but the president of its employee union says the writing on the wall: Obama is headed toward issuing a major executive amnesty.

True the Vote's Lawsuit Against IRS Gets Tossed by Federal Judge
Breitbart - The order alleged that the IRS had improperly delayed granting their application for 501(c)(3) status and targeted them as a conservative organization. The opinion, by Judge Reggie B. Walton, found that the IRS had taken sufficient "remedial steps to address the alleged behavior."

“No Refusal” Blood Draw Checkpoint Planned for Ohio
Paul Joseph Watson - “Every car will be checked to ensure that drivers are not impaired. If there is sufficient probable cause to believe that a driver is operating a vehicle while impaired, law enforcement will seek a blood search warrant from a “neutral and detached magistrate,” reports ABC 22. The time and location of the checkpoint will not be released until hours before it is set to begin.

Protest Against Alleged Police Brutality Shuts down L.A.'s Downtown
Breitbart - Demonstrators marching against “Police brutality and police murder” marched through downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, creating traffic jams that brought vehicles to a halt.

Election News

This Leading Gubernatorial Candidate Would Seize Federal Lands
Off the Grid News - Federal control of lands has become an issue in this year’s election, as the man who could be Colorado’s next governor, Republican Bob Beauprez, wants the state to take control of most of the federally administered land within the state’s borders.

Illegal Aliens Registered to Vote in NC
Breitbart - With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heta, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.

Economy & Business

Low Inflation? The Price Of Ground Beef Has Risen 17 Percent Over The Past Year
Economic Collapse - Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices. Every single dollar in your wallet is constantly becoming less valuable because of the inflation the Fed systematically creates.... For example, the average price of ground beef has risen to a new record high of over $4.09 a pound. Over the past twelve months, that works out to a whopping 17 percent increase...

Energy & Environment

New GMO Corn Ethanol Will Ruin Your Car and Void Your Warranty
Natural Society - You already know that GMO corn ruins your body – but did you know that it may also soon be damaging your car? E15 GMO corn will ruin your engine if your car was made before 2012, warns AAA, and though the EPA has promoted this GMO fuel, numerous car manufacturers are saying that they won’t honor E15 GMO ethanol damage under warranties.

Science & Technology

Sunspot The Size of Jupiter Firing Off a Large Number of Flares
The Daily Sheeple - A massive sunspot, almost the size of Jupiter, is releasing large numbers of flares and NOAA warns that there is no sign of it slowing down. So far, due to its position on the sun disc, there have been no major effects here on Earth but NOAA warns that that could change over the coming days. Some HF radio blackouts have occurred, but they have been short-lived.

Hackers use Ebola outbreak to trick users into downloading malware
The Inquirer - Uncovered by security researchers at Trustwave, the malware was flagged when it appeared that criminals had crafted bogus WHO emails encouraging people to open a .RAR attachment to find out how they can protect themselves against Ebola.

Bluetooth spying beacons uncovered in LA & Chicago
Mass Privatel - Devices identical to those secretly planted in New York City phone booths have been installed in public spaces in Los Angeles and Chicago. The Bluetooth devices known as “beacons” were installed in bus benches in Los Angeles and train stations in Chicago.


EPA's Registered Antimicrobial Products Effective Against NorovirusIf you do a document search for 'CITRIC ACID' you will find two products listed. One is a citric acid + silver formula and the other one is a .6% citric acid solution. (Thanks Larry!)

Uber HEALTH Pilot Program Tests On-Demand Flu Shots in 3 Major Cities
NBC News - The shots will not take place in the cars. Instead users will be asked to identify a place to meet up with the nurses from the Passport Health and Pager program. No insurance card is required. Harvard professor John Brownstein whose group pitched Uber the project over the summer said it has "huge potential" to "deliver more convenience into delivery of care." The test can also provide a precedent for crisis situations, he said, where you "don't necessarily want people crowding and traversing cities to get access to vaccines."

Herbal remedies for Candida overgrowth
(NaturalNews) The first step in eliminating an overgrowth of candida is to stop feeding it. Sugar is your worst enemy. This means eliminating all forms of sugar including simple carbohydrates that the body turns into sugar as well as yeast and moldy foods. Also, avoid all allergens. You need your immune system focused on the task at hand, so don't challenge it with any foods or environmental substances that have caused you problems in the past.

Top foods to avoid and to eat when diagnosed with atrial fibrillation
(NaturalNews) According to the American College of Cardiology, atrial fibrillation, which results in racing heartbeats or ones that are arrhythmic, affects over 2.5 million Americans.... Symptoms vary, ranging from exhaustion to dizziness, and unfortunately, if not treated, blood clots, heart failure and stroke can occur.

Big Berkey beats ProPur gravity water filter for removal of heavy metals and toxic elements
(NaturalNews) When it comes to the removal of heavy metals and toxic elements from water, Big Berkey water filters easily beat ProPur, according to independent lab tests conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs and published online today.

Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients
Green Med Info - A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.'

Tomato Juice - A Powerhouse of Liquid Nutrition That Prevents Disease Naturally - Just one serving a day of tomato-based foods can significantly lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. In fact, research has shown that tomatoes could be an 'effective alternative' to dangerous medications.

Thursday - October 23, 2014 - Today in History:

1864 - During the Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Sterling Price.
1910 - Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight in the United States.
1915 - Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, NY.
1929 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression.
1942 - During World War II, the British began a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein, Egypt.
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.
1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.
1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval "quarantine" of Cuba was approved by the Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).
1962 - The U.S. Navy reconnaissance squadron VFP-62 began overflights of Cuba under the code name "Blue Moon."
1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and seat Communist China.
1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair.
1978 - China and Japan formally ended four decades of hostility when they exchanged treaty ratifications.
1989 - Hungary became an independent republic, after 33 years of Soviet rule.
1995 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President Bill Clinton agree to a joint peacekeeping effort in the war-torn Bosnia.
1998 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a breakthrough in a land-for-peace West Bank accord.
1998 - Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II.
2006 - Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for his role in the company's collapse..

World News

Ottawa gunman ‘identified’ as recent Muslim convert, high-risk traveler
RT - While the name of the Ottawa gunman is yet to be announced, a number of officials told numerous media that the shooter is believed to be Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent Muslim convert, allegedly designated as a high-risk traveler.

32 civilians killed over month in US-led anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria – monitor
RT - At least 32 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in US-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, said a monitoring group. All in all, 553 people died in the month-long campaign against the extremists.

Ukraine's multibillion-dollar gas debt: Who pays?
RT - Ukraine plans to buy $770 million worth of gas (2 billion cubic meters) from Russia this winter to keep the heat on, but before that, they must pay off $1.45 billion in debt. The question is: who is going to pay the bill?

Ottawa in turmoil after shooting claims soldier's life
The Guardian - The Canadian capital, Ottawa, was thrown into turmoil on Wednesday when a gunman shot dead a soldier guarding the national war memorial before storming into parliament, making it into the heart of the building before being killed by a ceremonial official.

Cops Train Guns on Journalists After Shooting in Canada
Paul Joseph Watson - “Police have locked down Parliament and Ottawa Police tactical officers have arrived, pointing guns at journalists and ordering them to the ground. Journalists were put into lockdown at the foyer in front of the House of Commons,” reports the Globe and Mail’s Josh Wingrove.

Censorship: RCMP Asks Public Not to Post Photos, Videos of Ottawa Shooting
Kit Daniels - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police asked the public not to post videos or photos relating to this morning’s shooting in Ottawa, Canada, as it was occurring, raising fears that officials were trying to censor news on the shooting near Canada’s Parliament.

Blackwater security guards convicted
The Guardian - Security guards for private US contractor guilty of manslaughter for notorious 2007 incident that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead.

Denmark's central bank to stop producing money
The Local - With more and more people paying with credit cards and their smartphones, Denmark’s central bank Nationalbanken says it no longer pays to print banknotes or mint coins. By the end of 2016, Nationalbanken plans to outsource all of its printing and minting services to an external supplier.

Prosecutors set to decide whether to indict Tepco execs over nuclear disaster
Japan Times - Prosecutors must decide this week whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives over their handling of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster, in a process that could drag the company into criminal court.

World’s Largest Ever GMO Safety Study Set for London Launch
Sustainable Pulse - On Wednesday Sustainable Pulse received a media advisory regarding the launch of a $ 25 Million international study on GMO and pesticide safety at The Farmers Club in London, UK on November 11.... It will answer the question: Is this GMO food and associated pesticide safe for human health?

Ebola News

9 in Connecticut Being Watched for Symptoms of Ebola
NY Times - Nine people in Connecticut who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus have been told to stay at home and are being monitored by local health authorities for symptoms... The people in question were not sick, the spokesman, William Gerrish, said, but were being watched under an order signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 7, declaring a public health emergency in the state.

VIDEO: Plane passengers hospitalized due to Ebola concerns
CBS News - An airline passenger was being evaluated at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey Tuesday due to Ebola concerns... Two others were hospitalized after getting off planes into Chicago. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson Carol Crawford said the Newark passenger was "identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola" during the enhanced screening process for those arriving in the U.S. from the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Rwanda to begin screening U.S. air travelers for Ebola - what do they know that the CDC doesn't?
(NaturalNews) The government of the African nation of Rwanda, in the eastern part of the continent, is now mandating that all visitors from the United States and Spain self-monitor for signs of Ebola, as well as complete an extensive questionnaire and report their medical condition to authorities for the first 21 days of their visits, because the virus has now appeared in both countries.

They said I have Ebola’: Angry bus passengers attack Guinean woman in Rome
RT - A Guinean woman has been attacked in a bus in Rome by angry passengers who told her she was infected by Ebola and had to get off the bus, Italian media reports. She was taken to hospital suffering from multiple bruises.... A teenage girl who was on the bus with her friends saw Sompare and began accusing her of having the deadly virus. Then some of the teen’s relatives started beating the woman.

7 Clues to the Ebola Hoax
The Freedom Articles - The US Government and the Rockefeller-created WHO (World Health Organization), part of the Rockefeller-created UN (United Nations), are doing a grand job indeed of hoaxing it up right now when it comes to ebola.

Scientists: Humans are 'an infection' and Ebola is Earth's immune response to consume all the human 'meat'
(NaturalNews) If you haven't yet read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, a non-fiction book published in 1994, you're way behind the curve on the truth about Ebola. This book reveals all sorts of astonishing truths about Ebola which have since been buried or distorted by a modern-day government operating in total denial.

Graph: There can be no vaccine for Ebola given its mutation rate. - I wouldn't believe anyone about an effective Ebola vaccine. Like HIV and the Flu virus, the high mutation rate of this strain of Ebola makes vaccines impossible. The two graphs below summarizes how the present outbreak will not be remedied by some magical Ebola vaccine.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Nurses Against Forced Vaccination Nationwide Call to Action! - On November 1, Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines members will be marching and demonstrating peacefully in their home towns to protest firings, forced vaccination, loss of income, loss of privacy, etc. and informing private citizens of the truth about flu vaccines, and the truth about the 90% rule.
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Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion In Times Square
CBS News - According to the exercise, 100,000 people were instantly killed; a wave of overpressure took down buildings for a half-mile radius and did damage for up to two miles; and a radiation cloud swept over the region. The city agency practiced rehearsing communications with the federal government and local law enforcement agencies in the Tri-State area.

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown
(Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.... He identified the intruder as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, and said he was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

Pennsylvania Democrats Angry They Can Now be Sued for Passing Illegal Gun Laws
Free Beacon - Pennsylvania Democrats are outraged after a bill was passed that allows gun rights groups like the NRA to sue localities for passing gun control measures that violate state law. Many such Democrats said a provision forcing localities that lose lawsuits to pay the legal fees of the plaintiffs is particularly objectionable.

California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else
The Federalist - A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.

Ferguson Protests Dwindle As Leaked Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Tried to Grab Cop’s Gun
Kurt Nimmo - Premise behind the protests in Ferguson now in jeopardy. The official autopsy on Michael Brown, the teen killed by Ferguson police office Darren Wilson on August 9, shows that Brown was shot at close range during “a significant altercation at the car.”

An Ohio medical doctor was assaulted and arrested at his own home on charges that would eventually be found to be false.
Free Thought Project - Dr. Randal Cox was hosting his terminally ill son’s 18th birthday when six police officers from two different precincts showed up to his door. When Dr. Cox opened the door he was attacked by the officers.... “Somebody grabbed me around the neck, they body slammed me then multiple people got on top of me then I started getting Tased,” said Cox.

Prison guard admits to sexually assaulting dozens of inmates, selling drugs in prison - No jail time
Free Thought Project -This week, James Johnson, a former Kentucky correctional officer, avoided jail time after he admitted to sexually assaulting dozens of inmates and supplying the prison with drugs.... On Monday, the 54-year-old was sentenced to seven years of probation, as a part of a plea deal for charges of sexual abuse, trafficking in a controlled substance and official misconduct.

10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know
Economic Collapse - The mainstream media is slowly dying, but they will never admit it. They are still convinced that they can find some way to turn this around and regain the trust of the American people. But it simply is not going to happen. The following are 10 things about the U.S. news media that they do not want you to know...

Election News

‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county
Fox News - Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

Economy & Business

VIDEO: Weird “Government” Website Predicts Total Collapse of America by 2025
Paul Joseph Watson - A weird website which some claim is linked to the U.S. government forecasts the total collapse of America by 2025. Related: The forecast for 209 countries in 2025

Market Turmoil Ahead? ‘Fear Index’ Shows Unprecedented Activity
Paul Joseph Watson - The VIX index, a measure of how volatile the S&P 500 is likely to be over the next 30 days, is showing unprecedented activity, feeding into concerns that the financial markets are about to experience huge turmoil.

Demand for silver is up, supply is down – yet the price is falling - From October 1, 2013 through October 21, 2013 the U.S. Mint has sold 476,500 American Gold Eagles and 42,653,000 American Silver Eagles or 100 X more Silver Eagles than Gold Eagles, far exceeding the 2013-2014 gold silver ratio of about 62:1.... Admist this surging demand, the price of silver has fallen from a high of $32.23 in January 2013 an ounce to $17.50 in late October 2014. The price of silver is lower today than its 1979-80 average prices.

Coburn’s 2014 Wastebook: A $25 billion taxpayer loss
CNBC News - Over the last five years, Sen. Tom Coburn, the retiring senior Republican Senator from Oklahoma and notorious deficit hawk, has released a massive annual report ripping into the federal government's spending habits.

Waste Report: Dept. of Defense to Spend $1 Billion Destroying $16 Billion Worth of Ammo
Ben Swann - According to Senator Tom Coburn's 2014 Wastebook on wasteful federal spending, the Department of Defense is set to spend $1 billion destroying $16 billion worth of ammo that it no longer intends to use.

Forex-Rigging Fines Could Hit $41 Billion Globally: Citi
Bloomberg - Probes into allegations that traders rigged foreign-exchange benchmarks could cost banks as much as $41 billion to settle, Citigroup Inc. (C) analysts said.... Authorities around the world are scrutinizing allegations that dealers traded ahead of their clients and colluded to rig currency benchmarks. Regulators in the U.K. and U.S. could reach settlements with some banks as soon as next month, and prosecutors at the U.S. Justice Department plan to charge one by the end of the year, people with knowledge of the matter have said.

Housing Market

Who Really Owns Your Home?: Detroit Preparing to Foreclose on 142,000 Residents By 2016
The Daily Sheeple - 142,000 Detroiters—one-fifth of the city’s population—will be shown the door within the next year and a half. The city has yet to announce plans for accommodating those who get evicted.

Veteran News

If the Draft Ended 41 Years Ago, Why are Young Men Still Punished for not Registering?
AllGov - All men, with only a few exceptions, age 18 to 25 are mandated to register with the Selective Service System. Last year, 2.5 million individuals signed up, with the national compliance rate among 19-year-olds at 89%. Those who don’t sign up fail to do so either out of ignorance about the requirement or for other reasons. Those individuals are then barred from receiving federal financial aid or student loans. They also can’t receive job training funded by the federal government, or gain employment from certain public agencies.

Science & Technology

Obama Chip to PIN Exec Order Brought to You By Visa & MasterCard
Blacklisted News - President Obama has taken the reins in signing an executive order to implement the BuySecure Initiative (BSI) to “provide consumers with more tools to secure their financial future by assisting victims of identity theft, improving the Government’s payment security as a customer and a provider, and accelerating the transition to stronger security technologies and the development of next-generation payment security tools.”

Apple’s Mac computers can automatically collect your location information
Washington Post - Apple has begun automatically collecting the locations of users and the queries they type when searching for files with the newest Mac operating system, a function that has provoked backlash for a company that portrays itself as a leader on privacy.


Celery may help kill cancer
(NaturalNews) If you need another reason to add more celery into your diet, researchers have now identified a compound in the vegetable that demonstrates anti-tumor activity. Effective against several types of cancer -- including those of the pancreas, ovaries, liver, small intestine, stomach, lung and breast -- apigenin has been shown in vitro to significantly inhibit cancer cell proliferation. Although this flavonoid is present in a variety of fruits and vegetables, celery is a particularly rich source of the compound.

The incredible health benefits of purslane, a common edible garden weed
(NaturalNews) Rather than pluck weeds from the lawn or the cracks of sidewalks, many people are instead eating them and enjoying a range of health benefits as a result.

Use of Aborted Human Cell Lines in Vaccines Linked to Rise in Autism
Health Impact News - Researchers from the Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute recently published a study showing a correlation with the introduction of human fetal cell lines used as contaminants in childhood vaccines, and the rapid rise of autism... Many parents are probably not even aware that many childhood vaccines have these ingredients developed from aborted fetal cells. Here is a list of vaccines that contain fetal cell lines...

Research: Pineapple Enzyme Kills Cancer Without Killing You
Green Med Info - Could an extract of pineapple fruit be both safer and more effective than a blockbuster chemotherapy agent? Every once in a while a study pops up on the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic citation database known as MEDLINE that not only confirms the therapeutic relevance of natural substances in cancer treatment, but blows the conventional approach out of the water.

7 Ways to Feel Full Without Overeating
Natural Blaze - Many ingredients and whole foods are being shown to help curb appetite and keep consumers feeling fuller for longer periods of time. Here is a look at some of these satiety-promoting ingredients and foods.

Apple Cider Vinegar: a Great Way to Cleanse and Detox
Natural News Blog - For the health-conscious individual who wants a natural and inexpensive way to cleanse himself from head to toe, inside and out, apple cider vinegar is an outstanding addition to the daily diet and health regimen.

Wednesday - October 22, 2014 - Today in History:

1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University.
1836 - Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.
1907 - The Panic of 1907 began when depositors began withdrawing money from many New York banks.
1939 - The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14.
1954 - The Federal Republic of Germany was invited to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
1968 - Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft had orbited the Earth 163 times.
1975 - Air Force Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich was discharged after publicly declaring his homosexuality. His tombstone reads " "A gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."
1979 - The ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza Pahlavi was allowed into the U.S. for medical treatment.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 into law.
1995 - The 50th anniversary of the United Nations was marked by a record number of world leaders gathering.
1998 - The United Nations announced that over 2 million children had been killed in war as innocent victims since 1987.
1999 - The U.N. Security Council voted to send 6,000 troops to Sierra Leone to oversee a peace plan that had been signed in July.
2010 - The Internation Space Station set the record (3641 days) for the longest continuous human occupation of space. It had been continuously inhabited since November 2, 2000.

World News

Syria wants Turkey, S Arabia, Qatar, Israel punished
Press TV - Syria's permanent ambassador to the United Nations has called on the world body to punish “the terrorist coalition of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel”. At a UN Security Council session on Tuesday, Bashar al-Jaafari said the coalition has been seeking to destroy Syria by fanning the flames of terrorism and shedding the blood of Syrian people.

US seeking military ties with Japan to counter China, Russia: Analyst
Press TV - “You see steadily an increase in Japanese militarism and Japanese collaboration with the US,” Joel Kovel said in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday. The United States is worried about an increasing collaboration between Russia and China, he added.

Boots On the Ground in Syria a Possibility if Republicans Take Senate Next Month
Kurt Nimmo - The move to send troops into Syria will be spearheaded by Arizona Sen. John McCain, a neocon who has long called for direct intervention in the country and removal of its leader, Bashar al-Assad. McCain is slotted to become chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in January. The committee exercises legislative oversight of the nation’s military, including the Department of Defense. Fellow war neocon Lindsey Graham also sits on the influential committee.

Obama Humiliated Again After Weapons Airdropped For Syrian Rebels End Up In ISIS Hands
Zero Hedge - The White House stated on CNN, "we feel very confident that, when we air drop support as we did into Kobani… we’ve been able to hit the target in terms of reaching the people we want to reach." Perhaps not all of them... Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kriby confirms the latest embarrassment for the administration...

How General Dynamics Just Got A $600 Million Check From Uncle Sam, Courtesy Of ISIS
Zero Hedge - As Reuters reports, the U.S. government on Monday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of $600 million in tank ammunition manufactured by General Dynamics Corp saying it would help the Iraqi government establish an integrated ground defense capability.

Russian bases to span entire Arctic border by end of 2014
RT - Russia will have military control of the entirety of its 6,200 km Arctic coastal zone by the end of 2014, just a year after Moscow announced its ambitious plan to build military presence in the region, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced.

Total CEO crash: Investigators say snowplow driver ‘drunk’, lawyer rejects claim
RT - Russian prosecutors claim the driver of the snowplow which crashed with Total CEO Christophe de Margerie’s jet was drunk. His lawyer, however, says he was completely sober, due to a heart condition preventing him from drinking. “My client is suffering from an acute heart condition; he does not drink at all and his relatives and friends can testify to that,” Aleksandr Karabanov, the lawyer, said.

Russia Adds A Record 1,200,000 Ounces Of Physical Gold To Their Reserves
ETF News - As evidenced by the Russian central bank, it appears that Russia has added another 1,200,000 ounces of physical gold to their reserves. Total Russian gold reserves now stand at 37,000,000 ounces, or 1049 tonnes.... It is no coincidence that the petrodollar system is losing ground and that countries like Russia and China keep on hoarding large amounts of gold. This trend could end up in a lost of trust in the US dollar leading the world reserve to collapse.

Greece Is In Full-Blown Stock Market Collapse
Business Insider - As if the world didn't have enough to be worried about (ISIS, Ebola, slowing China, Ukraine, slowing Germany, Fed tightening, etc.) now look what's back: Greece. And in a big way. The stock market is down over 9% on Wednesday, which is about as big as crashes come.

Ebola News

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: Who Can Sue Over Ebola Exposure?
Liberty Crier - Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses the legal aspects of possible Ebola-related lawsuits.

Rick Perry Announces New Ebola Containment Center
Breitbart - A designated space at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will additionally be utilized as a containment facility.... "In the event of another diagnosis this facility will allow us to act quickly to limit the virus’ reach and give patients the care they need in an environment where health care workers are specially trained and equipped to deal with the unique requirements of this disease.

Dallas hospital administrators ignored nurses' complaints about holes in protective gear while treating Ebola patients
(NaturalNews) One of the nurses who was present during the treatment of "patient zero" at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has come forward with allegations of serious administrative failures that put workers at risk.

Ebola in Sierra Leone increasing to rate of more than 20 deaths per day
The Guardian - Government estimates confirm rise with 49 new cases at start of week across two Ebola zones in capital Freetown.

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports
(Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. The restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and were set to go into effect on Wednesday.

Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola
The Guardian - An American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon, the Omaha hospital where he is being treated said Tuesday. A recent test showed Ashoka Mukpo's blood is negative for the virus, according to the Nebraska Medical Center. The test was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mukpo will be allowed to leave the hospital's biocontainment unit Wednesday.

TSA agent at Hopkins Airport patted down Ebola patient Amber Vinson - The TSA does confirm a routine pat-down by one of its agents on Amber Vinson at Hopkins Airport on Oct. 13, the day she traveled back to Dallas from Cleveland.... A source is telling Scott Taylor that TSA agent involved in the pat-down is now on paid leave.... The employee was instructed by CDC to self-monitor over the next few days, as a precautionary measure. TSA also has assigned its chief medical officer to our employee to provide additional support.

Louisiana Firefighter Claims Small Community Received 300 Body Bags for Ebola
Adan Salazar - “They gave us… we just ordered 5 Class A level suits, hazmat suits for Ebola,” the firefighter says to citizen journalist Michael DiBari. The firefighter proceeds to state that a sizable number of body bags had also been ordered, despite Denham springs having a minimal population of around 10 thousand people.... The firefighter also told DiBari he had received a certified letter from the NSA highlighting a “lone wolf” threat from the terror group ISIS.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US ordered to explain withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan torture photos - The Obama administration has until early December to detail its reasons for withholding as many as 2,100 graphic photographs depicting US military torture of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge ordered on Tuesday.

Obama considers allowing torture overseas
RT - According to the New York Times, the Obama administration remains divided over what stance a Washington delegation will officially take at the UN-sponsored Committee Against Torture panel early next month in the Swiss city.

Obama admin withholding 2,100 US military torture photos
RT -Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein has given the US Justice Department until December 12 to defend its rationale for withholding each photograph on an individual basis. Hellerstein will then deliver his ruling on the future fate of the photographs after he conducts a review of the government’s case.

New York Times FAIL: 'McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?'
Activist Post - While the NY Times denies the photographs showing John McCain and Baghdadi together, it freely admits that McCain met with the Free Syrian Army, itself a terrorist organization responsible for indiscriminate killings, imposition of sharia law, murders, rapes, cannibalism and more.

VIDEO: 33 Police Officers Fire 600 Bullets Into Car Knowing It Contained A Hostage, Killing Her
Liberty Crier -The attorney for the family of Misty Holt-Singh spoke at a press conference, questioning the police department’s actions.

US facing sanctions after defying WTO trade rules
RT - The United States could soon be facing sanctions as a result of a ruling handed down by the World Trade Organization this week concerning an American meat labeling law contested by officials in Mexico and Canada. On Monday, the WTO decided against the US and said the nation’s country-of-origin labeling law is in violation of international fair trade rules.

YouTube: CNN & BBC Busted! ISIS Is A Fake Threat
Shocking proof that crisis actors, green screens, CGI, and paid propagandist are being used to fake worldwide events in order to scare people into giving up liberties, go to war, and create a one world government.

The Most 'Distrusted' News Sources In America
Zero Hedge - You know there's a problem with the media when Al-Jazeera is trusted more than NBC, CNN, and MSNBC. As Pew research's Journalism Project shows in the following table, the study attempted to measure not just whether people had heard of a variety of news sources, but which ones they really trusted when it came time to get straight info about politics and governments.

Land Of The Free? 1 In 3 Americans Are On File With The FBI In The US Police State
Zero Hedge - Over the past 20 years, prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates. Nearly one out of every three American adults are on file in the FBI’s master criminal database.

October 22: National Protest Against The Police State
Activist Post - The October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality.

21 US cities restrict sharing food with homeless people
Al Jazeera - In the United States, 21 cities have restricted sharing food with homeless people through legislation or community pressure since January 2013, and about 10 other cities are in the process of doing so, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) said in a report released Monday.

Economy & Business

The Magic Number Is Revealed: It Costs Central Banks $200 Billion Per Quarter To Avoid A Market Crash
Zero Hedge - We have all seen it countless times before: visual confirmation that without the Fed's (and all other central banks') liquidity pump, the S&P would be about 70% lower than were it is now.

19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy
Economic Collapse - Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage.

Veteran News

VA steers Gulf War illness panel from science - The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking new members who offer "fresh perspectives" for an advisory committee that researches illnesses tied to the first Gulf War.

Energy & Environment

BBC: Smart meters open to hack attack - In addition to having been retitled to something that shifts the finger-pointing in the direction of the ratepayer, this BBC article appears to include edited-in propaganda — for those who can read between lines.

Money Missing - Michael J. Murphy - It brings me great regret to inform you that all of the donated funds for “WHO in the World is Spraying?” are missing and the production for the film has not moved forward in any capacity.

Science & Technology

Protect Yourself from RFID: Frightening Tracking Tech
Katherine Albrecht & Liz McIntyre - A creepy new spying technology called Radio Frequency Identification – known by its abbreviation RFID — is starting to show up on products you buy at stores like Walmart, and it could be used to track your every move.

32 Cities Want to Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks
Motherboard - More than two dozen cities in 19 states announced today that they're sick of big telecom skipping them over for internet infrastructure upgrades and would like to build gigabit fiber networks themselves and help other cities follow their lead.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

James Stewart speaks about being arrested and declared a terrorist for providing raw milk to health-conscious families
(NaturalNews) Rawesome Foods defendant James Stewart, who was prosecuted in California for daring to sell raw milk, talked recently about his treatment while in custody... In this video interview, Stewart also said he was "forced to do things" that he did not want to do and that, generally speaking, due to him being labeled as a "sovereign," he is now considered to be "a terrorist" by authorities.

53 organizations agree that USDA should not allow farmed fish at sea to be labeled “organic” - “It’s mind-boggling to think that USDA would seriously consider allowing fish farms at sea to be organic,” said Dr. Lisa J. Bunin, Center for Food Safety’s Organic Policy Director and the report’s co-author. “It’s absolutely impossible to control or monitor the wide range of substances, including toxic pollutants, that flow into and out of sea-based farms.”


Glyphosate and aluminum in vaccines associated with rise of autism epidemic
(NaturalNews) Besides vaccines, there appears to be another major culprit in the escalating autism epidemic: Roundup herbicide. Data compiled from multiple government sources reveals that the steadily rising epidemic of autism in the U.S. is directly correlated with the rising use of glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Roundup, on American crops.

Antibiotics linked to obesity in children
(NaturalNews) The study is only the latest to show a potential connection between excessive antibiotic use early in life and the later development of chronic health conditions. Researchers believe that these links may stem from the fact that early antibiotic use hampers the development of a healthy community of beneficial bacteria in the body, known as the microbiome.

Fluoridated water calcifies your arteries: study
(NaturalNews) A major promoter of heart disease in the U.S. today could be a chemical that the government has been intentionally dumping into the water supply for decades on the premise that it prevents tooth decay.

Top 5 Reasons to Add Cashews to Your Diet
Natural News Blog - Native to Brazil, cashew nuts come from the fruit of a cashew tree. Commonly called cashew nuts, they are actually the kidney-shaped seeds found on the bottom of the cashew apple. In Brazil and the Caribbean, natives widely regard cashews as a delicacy. Knowing the health benefits of cashews and other tree nuts, these nutty treats should become a part of your daily diet.

Top 5 kitchen items for home remedies & natural medicine
(NaturalNews) I remember the days when my medicine cabinet was filled with over the counter drugs along with prescription medications. Those days are gone. These are the top 5 kitchen items my family uses for first aid and health care.

How Candida makes you crave junk food
(NaturalNews) There is no doubt that your blood sugar has a lot to do with sugar cravings, but blood sugar is not the only metabolic process driving you. If you are living with an overabundance of Candida in your system, it wants to be fed. And it's preferred food is sugar. The relationship we have with Candida can create much stronger cravings for sugar and alcohol than blood sugar or other known factors.

School Inoculates Third Grader in ‘Vaccine Pilot Program’ Without Parental Permission
Mikael Thalen - A mother in Meridian, Idaho is speaking out after a school nurse administered a flu vaccine to her 8-year-old child without her permission. The West Ada School District, which is running a flu vaccination pilot program, allegedly vaccinated the third grader by mistake according to school administrators.

Medication frequently, unintentionally given incorrectly to young children
STEPin2 - According to researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 63,000 children under six years old experienced out-of-hospital medication errors every year between 2002-2012. One child is affected every 8 minutes, usually by a parent with good intentions or an unintentional error by a caregiver. The research was published in the journal Pediatrics. The most common medication errors in children happen in their home, another residence, and school. The most common medications are painkillers and fever-reducers such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen.

Natural Cure for Depression Silenced?
Natural Blaze - Depression affects over 25 million Americans a year. But did you know there is a highly effective natural treatment? Inositol – or Vitamin B8.

Pet News

Think Your Dog Has a Migraine?
Dr. Becker - This treatment for a Cocker Spaniel with migraine-like headaches was suggested last year in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. I'm troubled by the immediate use of powerful drugs (one medication given to the Cocker has a stunning 250+ adverse side effects in humans) before first exploring safer options.

Tuesday - October 21, 2014 - Today in History:

1797 - "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston's harbor.
1879 - Thomas Edison invented the electric incandescent lamp. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.
1917 - The first U.S. soldiers entered combat during World War I near Nancy, France.
1918 - Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.
1925 - The U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had fined 29,620 people for prohibition (of alcohol) violations.
1927 - In New York City, construction began on the George Washington Bridge.
1944 - During World War II, the German city of Aachen was captured by U.S. troops.
1967 - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, DC, in opposition to the Vietnam War.
1983 - The Pentagon reported that 2,000 Marines were headed to Grenada to protect and evacuate Americans living there.
1986 - The U.S. ordered 55 Soviet diplomats to leave. The action was in reaction to the Soviet Union expelling five American diplomats.
1991 - Jesse Turner, an American hostage in Lebanon, was released after nearly five years of being imprisoned.
1994 - North Korea and the U.S. signed an agreement requiring North Korea to halt its nuclear program and agree to inspections.
2003 - The U.S. Senate voted to ban what was known as partial birth abortions.
2003 - North Korea rejected U.S. President George W. Bush's offer of a written pledge not to attack in exchange for the communist nation agreeing to end its nuclear weapons program.
2003 - Invoking a hastily-passed law, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ordered a feeding tube reinserted into Terry Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman at the center of a bitter right-to-die battle.

World News

Kiev govt used cluster munitions in populated zones in E. Ukraine – HRW
RT - The forces of the Kiev government used cluster munitions in populated areas in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, says Human Rights Watch. It adds that the use of this forbidden weaponry violates the laws of war.

Georgia planning to host NATO training center
Press TV - Georgia says it will allow the opening of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training center on its soil despite pressure from Russia.

America’s war on Afghan drugs fails, opium production peaks
RT - Despite Washington spending $7.6 billion on counter-narcotic initiatives in Afghanistan, 2013 witnessed a record surge in the amount of opium poppy cultivation, according to the US inspector general for Afghan reconstruction.

Russia supplying weapons to Iraq, Syria
World Bulletin News - Russia and the U.S. agree that ISIL must be fought, but they disagree about who should do the fighting. Russia is supplying the Assad regime in Syria, while the U.S and coalition forces are supplying weapons to forces battling to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"Anti-Petrodollar" CEO Of French Energy Giant Total Dies In Freak Plane Crash In Moscow
Zero Hedge - Three months ago, the CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, dared utter the phrase heard around the petrodollar world, "There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars," as we noted here. Today, RT reports the dreadful news that he was killed in a business jet crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow after the aircraft hit a snow-plough on take-off. The airport issued a statement confirming "a criminal investigation has been opened into the violation of safety regulations," adding that along with 3 crewmembers on the plane, the snow-plough driver was also killed.

Ebola News

Obama’s Ebola Czar Thinks There’s Too Many People in Africa
Paul Joseph Watson - President Barack Obama’s new ‘Ebola Czar’ Ron Klain is an enthusiastic advocate of population control who thinks that there are too many people in Africa. Klain’s role in overseeing the United States’ response to a virus that has killed thousands of Africans and threatens to infect up to 10,000 a week by December 1st is somewhat disconcerting given his views on overpopulation.

Family of first Ebola victim in US released from quarantine
RT - The mandatory quarantine for the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the US who died on October 8, has ended. With the release, Louise Troh, Duncan’s fiance who was held at a secret location in Dallas, expressed both relief and grief.

Anonymous Ebola Patient Released from Atlanta Hospital Where Texas Nurse Continues to Receive Care
Breitbart - Dallas, Texas nurse Amber Vinson continues to receive care at Emory University Hospital after contracting the deadly Ebola virus while an anonymous patient leaves the hospital, cleared of the disease and heading to an undisclosed location.

Media responds: 'Six reasons to panic' about Ebola in America
(NaturalNews) A growing segment of the mainstream media is now engaging in cognitive dissonance regarding the Ebola crisis, warning the public not to get in a fear frenzy over the disease even though this same media is responsible for stirring up such panic in the first place.

Ebola Toys Fly off the Shelves, Help to Fight Fearsome Disease: Manufacturer
RIA Novosti - A US firm, Connecticut-based GIANTmicrobes, has recently sold out thousands of plush Ebola toys, which are touted as a “uniquely contagious gift” that can help a person learn “all about a fearsome front page disease.”

US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola virus wouldn’t be weaponized - German High Government Official Seeks Washington’s Reassurance that the US did Not Weaponize the Species of Ebola that Germany Made Available to Washington. Washington has not provided the reassurance. By providing the virus to Washington prior to effective reassurances, Germany is complicit in the breakout of a bio-warfare grade of ebola, which has now spread to the US and Europe.

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free After 42 Days With No Cases
Patriot Rising - The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

Pentagon Says Ebola Strike Team Does Not Violate Posse Comitatus
Kurt Nimmo - Pentagon press secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby, on Monday dismissed constitutional concerns over the decision to deploy the military in response to the Ebola virus in the United States.

Beta-Lactam Antibiotics Cause Excessive Bleeding, Other ‘Ebola-Like’ Side Effects
Natural Society - It’s just like the pharmaceutical paradigm to get a drug passed through government agencies that causes ‘Ebola-like’ symptoms. This is the case with the latest Beta-Lactam antibiotics being used throughout third world countries. Beta-Lactam is being heralded as a new discovery. A new class of “Non-β-lactam Inhibitors of Penicillin-Binding Proteins with Gram-Positive Antibacterial Activity” that supposedly work by inhibiting cell wall synthesis by the bacterial organism.

Ebola: Nurses Union Demands Obama Become Medical Dictator
New American - Citing the threat of Ebola spreading further domestically, the largest labor union for registered nurses in the United States called on Obama to “invoke his executive authority” to commandeer hospitals and essentially declare himself to be medical dictator.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Libel or free speech? Woman posts sign ‘outing’ neighbor for owning a gun
Bizpac Review - Halleck, of Olmsted County, Minn., takes his two daughters to and from Harriet Bishop Elementary in Rochester every day, reported ABC News 6. Their safety, he says, is his No 1 concern. As part of keeping them safe, Halleck carries a concealed firearm with a legal permit.... Unfortunately for Halleck, one nosy neighbor, Kimberly Edson, decided it was her duty to un-conceal the weapon by placing a sign with Matthew’s picture on it across the street from the school.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk: National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American
Ron Paul 10/20/14 - Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either “serving” in the military or performing some other type of government-directed “community service.” Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich’s proposal.

Politico Poll 64% Believe America Is ‘Out of Control’
Breitbart - "An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are 'out of control' and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms," reports Politico.

ISIS Cited as Michigan Village’s Police Push for Secrecy - Oakley has 290 residents. They also have over 100 police, for some reason. Those police are also, more or less entirely anonymous. Who those police are or what they are doing is a mystery, even to the village trustees, who say they don’t even have a proper list of their own of who all these people are, though they have been assured by the police chief that many of them have never even been to Oakley, and likely never will.

N.Y. Teachers Union Sues Over Common Core Confidentiality Agreement
The New American - The union also asserts that the confidentiality agreement teachers are forced to sign, which states they will not reveal items or answers to colleagues or students, is nothing more than a “gag order.” "Teachers must be free to protect their students and speak out when they have concerns about state tests," NYSUT President Karen Magee said. "Instead, they are under a 'gag order' to be silent — and that is hurting children."

Economy & Business

Is the oil price fall more than just a coincidence?
CNBC News - The recent drop in oil prices could be due to more than just lower demand, according to some analysts, who have suggested that the U.S. could be deliberately manipulating the market to hurt Russia at a time of geopolitical stress.

Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave
Washington Post - Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show. During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone.

Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension
CounterPunch - For those readers who still think that the Fed doesn’t meddle in the markets: Think again. Friday’s stock surge had nothing to do with productivity, price, earnings, growth or any of the other so called fundamentals. It was all about manipulation; telling people what they want to hear, so they do exactly what you want them to do.

Leading Contrarian Economist: “We Are Coming In On The End Game Here”
Mac Slavo - It’s coming sooner rather than later suggests Williams in a recent interview... “I can’t give you good reason for why the stock market is as high as it is. The fact you are seeing this volatility means there are a lot of people who are very nervous about what is going on and where things are in the market. It is probably one of the great bubbles of all time. It most likely will collapse along the lines of the U.S. dollar in response to the reality of no economic recovery. . . . I can’t think of a more vulnerable market than what we are seeing here.”

Energy & Environment

Chemical contamination in environment, including pharmaceuticals, are 'growing at exponential rate'
(NaturalNews) The "innovative" and "challenging new compounds" created each day by commerce are threatening the planet in which we live, scientists say. More and more traces of pharmaceuticals are being discovered in our lakes, rivers and soil daily, and their effects are pretty much completely unknown.

'Major' Oil Spill Strikes Louisiana, Threatens Waterways
Common Dreams - The rupture of Sunoco Logistics' Mid-Valley pipeline near Mooringsport in Caddo Parish on Monday released an estimated 4,000 barrels of crude oil. That amount makes it one of this year's largest spills, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing federal records.

MAP: FEMA Is Buying Out Flood-Prone Homes, But Not Where You Might Expect
NPR - FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has been financing buyouts of properties for years. NPR analyzed the records of more than 7,000 buyouts totaling more than $417 million over the past decade. What we found is that it's not just coastal disasters that are driving the buyouts. Many of the top states receiving money are not on the coasts. Much of the money has gone toward knocking down inland properties.

New tracers can identify fracking fluids in the environment, scientists say
Natural Blaze - The tracers, which were created by a team of U.S. and French researchers, have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania. “This gives us new forensic tools to detect if 'frac fluids' are escaping into our water supply and what risks, if any, they might pose,” said Duke University geochemist Avner Vengosh, who co-led the research.

Science & Technology

Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked
USA Today - Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building... About 35% of the thefts were from website breaches, 22% were from cyberespionage, 14% occurred at the point of sale when someone bought something at a retail store, and 9% came when someone swiped a credit or debit card, the FBI said.

World's First Biometric Credit Card Will Arrive in 2015: Pay with Your Fingerprint
Activist Post - MasterCard is now partnering with a Norwegian company called Zwipe to introduce the first fully biometric credit card, which will dispense with a PIN and instead use a fingerprint sensor for verification.

Facebook demands DEA stop using fake profiles in investigations
RT - Facebook has written a letter to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, demanding it stop operating fake profile pages and cease all agency activities on the social network that involve impersonation of others during ongoing DEA investigations.

Google’s updated search engine cracks down on piracy websites
RT - The new version of Google’s search engine rolling out this week will “visibly affect” the way it presents and ranks piracy websites around the world.

NSA's Chief Technical Officer Cleared to Moonlight for Private Firm Founded by Former NSA Director Keith Alexander
AllGov - To say that Patrick Dowd has competing loyalties is putting it mildly. The chief technical officer for the National Security Agency (NSA) has taken a second job working for his old boss at a company engaged in the same kind of work as the spy agency. Former NSA Director Keith Alexander founded IronNet Cybersecurity upon his departure from the NSA in March.

OS X Yosemite's Spotlight tells Apple EVERYTHING you're searching for
The Register - It's on by default – did you not read the small print?... Apple says it needs to see your queries so it can improve Spotlight's algorithms for suggesting things.

Bombshell: Nokia’s ex-Chief Technologist says mobile phones wrecked his health
Nokia’s former Technology Chief, Matti Niemelä, was involved in the development the world’s first mobile phones, but fell seriously ill himself from mobile-phone microwave radiation. In addition, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Some studies suggest that radiation may increase the risk of even MS.


Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea, A Medicinal Elixir For Winter Wellness
Natural News Blog - Take your morning warm lemon water ritual to a new level with the anti-inflammatory and detoxing powers of ginger and turmeric. This winter wellness elixir is packed with health promoting antioxidants which detoxify your liver and blood, and kick start digestion.

Flu prevention vegetable juice
STEPin2 - Juicing is a great way to get fresh organic foods in your diet. With the cold weather approaching, cold and flu season is just around the corner. This juice is packed with immune boosting vitamins and antioxidants that will help your body fight colds and flu.
* Related: Orange and lime flu shot juice

The 6 best reasons to drink pomegranate juice
Natural News Blog - Pomegranates are not only useful when you want to jazz up a green salad but the red seedy fruit is mostly revered for its medicinal properties.

Survey reveals huge differences in cost of organic foods from Whole Foods and other stores
(NaturalNews) A new survey conducted by Wolfe Research discloses the real cost difference between Whole Foods and other grocery stores. The so-called "premier research boutique" purchased 60 to 72 items from Whole Foods, comparing them with other U.S. grocers.

Soft Drink Consumption Will Age You As Fast As Smoking - 10 Reasons To Avoid Them - The message to stop smoking issued by public health officials has been nothing less than paramount, repetitive and consistent in the last several decades. What about soft drinks? Daily consumption of just a half-liter of soda is linked with 4.6 years of additional biological aging, effects comparable to that of smoking, finds a new study.

Magnesium Cuts Diabetes Risk
Natural Blaze - A Tufts study led by Adela Hruby, N10, MPH10, N13, found that healthy people with the highest magnesium intake were 37 percent less likely to develop high blood sugar or excess circulating insulin, common precursors to diabetes.

Beyond 'Pink': How To Decrease Breast Cancer Risk Naturally
Green Med Info - Here are four specific things that you can start addressing today to significantly lower your risk for breast cancer.

Pet News

Ban On Puppies: City Council To Limit Man’s Best Friend
(FOX Carolina) - The vote didn't come without debate. It started by a man who says his neighbor has about 40 dogs on her property now. .... After months of research, and knowing that Columbia and Clemson both have similar ordinances, only allowing 3 dogs, the council did approve the first reading, with a five to two vote, that would limit the number of dogs allowed at a home to five. Several spoke out about the ordinance, in support and opposition.

Monday - October 20, 2014 - Today in History:

1774 - The new Continental Congress, the governing body of America’s colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all citizens of the colonies "discountenance and discourage all horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions and entertainment."
1803 - The U.S. Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase.
1818 - The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel.
1903 - A joint commission ruled in favor of the U.S. concerning a dispute over the boundary between Canada and the District of Alaska.
1935 - Mao Zedong arrived in Hanoi after his Long March that took just over a year. He then set up the Chinese Communist Headquarters.
1942 - Pierre Laval told the French labor that they must serve in Germany.
1944 - Allied forces invaded the Philippines.
1944 - During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated.
1957 - Walter Cronkite began hosting "The 20th Century." The show aired until January 4, 1970.
1979 - The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was dedicated.
1984 - The U.S. State Department reduced the number of Americans assigned to the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
1995 - Britain, France and the U.S. announced a treaty that banned atomic blasts in the South Pacific.
2003 - A 40-year-old man went over Niagara Falls without safety devices and survived. He was charged with illegally performing a stunt.
2009 - European astronomers discover 32 exoplanets.

World News

US sends lethal aid to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Kobani
RT - The Pentagon has publicly acknowledged an air-drop of lethal aid to Kurdish rebels fighting the hardline Islamic State in the pivotal Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobani, shortly after news of considerable gains made against the terrorists there.

After Ejecting Media, the UN's WHO Approves Global Tobacco Tax Scheme
The New American - The controversial measure demands that national governments around the world drastically increase taxes on cigarettes. More than a few analysts, though, suggested that the move was a mere stepping stone on the road toward global taxes paid directly to the dictator-dominated UN “health” agency or other self-styled global “authorities"...

US, Arab states train Syria militants: Top opposition cmdr.
Press TV - According to reports on Sunday, the unnamed commander from the so-called Free Syrian Army says the US and Saudi Arabia have been training Syrian militants from the beginning of the unrest in Syria back in 2011.

U.S.-led air strikes in Syria kill 10 civilians: monitor
Reuters - U.S-led forces which are bombing Islamic State militants in Syria killed ten civilians in two recent air strikes, a group monitoring the violence said on Saturday.

Only 84 of 2,379 US drone attacks victims in Pakistan confirmed Al-Qaeda militants – report
RT - CIA drones strikes in Pakistan have killed nearly 2,400 people since 2004. But despite US claims it just hits “confirmed terrorist targets,” only 84 of the victims have been named Al-Qaeda members, a report revealed.

No confirmation: Sweden denies ‘Russian sub hunt’ report as military search ongoing
RT - The Swedish military did not confirm allegations that “a damaged Russian submarine” is being hunted for in waters east of Stockholm, while adding that a search for a “foreign vessel” is ongoing. Moscow said none of its military vessels have been damaged.

Germany's intel agency says MH17 downed by Ukraine militia
RT - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports. The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been made public.

Ebola News

The Pentagon Will Use 30 Person "Quick-Strike Team" To Deal With Domestic Ebola Patients
Zero Hedge - was revealed that the U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick-strike team", which according to CNN is "equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday."

Cruise Ship Finally Docks, Health Worker Tests Negative for Ebola
Breitbart - A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.

ALERT: U.S. Army researchers at USAMRIID confirm Ebola variant was airborne in 1990
(NaturalNews) U.S. Army virologists working at USAMRIID (U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) confirmed in 1990 that a strain of Ebola was airborne and could spread through air ducts, resembling the contagiousness of the flu.

Ebola: Liberia deaths ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic
London Guardian - Liberia accounts for more than half of all the official Ebola deaths, with a total of 2,458. Overall, the number of dead across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea has exceeded 4,500.

Mutant Ebola warning: Leading U.S. scientist warns deadly virus is already changing to become more contagious
UK Daily Mail - Now U.S. scientist Peter Jahrling of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease believes the current Ebola outbreak may be caused by an infection that spreads more easily than it did before.... 'I have a field team in Monrovia. They are running [tests]. They are telling me that viral loads are coming up very quickly and really high, higher than they are used to seeing.

FEMA Conducting Pandemic Drills Amidst Ebola Crisis
Zero Hedge - In yet another curious coincidence surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, it appears that FEMA has been preparing for the appearance of a pandemic of deadly disease in the near future all along.... The exercise, having been underway since 2013 is scheduled to continue to December 4th 2014.

Obama Plans to Let Ebola-infected Foreigners Into U.S. for Treatment - Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.

Obama names Ebola 'czar' as West Africa death toll rises
(Reuters) - Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers over his administration's handling of efforts to contain the virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, to oversee the U.S. response to the virus.... “Leave it to President Obama to put a liberal political activist in charge of the administration’s Ebola response,” Representative John Fleming, a Louisiana medical doctor, said in a statement. "His so-called Ebola Czar will be someone with no medical background."

Obama Golfs For 4 Hours, 40 Minutes On Saturday, Then Holds Nighttime Ebola Meeting–Which New Ebola Czar Skips!
Breitbart - President Barack Obama’s new Ebola "czar" Ron Klain has skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama shows.

Obama: No Travel Ban, Not 'Cutting Off West Africa
Breitbart - In his weekly radio address for October 18, the President spoke to the mounting international Ebola crisis raging at home and abroad. While saying he had it all under control here in the US, Obama insisted that no travel bans were in the offing because he didn't want to "cut off" contact with West Africa. Related: Texas lawmakers to introduce Ebola travel ban legislation

U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training
Daily Beast - As the U.S. military rushes to combat Ebola in West Africa, soldiers are receiving on-the-fly instructions on how to protect themselves against the deadly virus.
* Related: Troops Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission

Beating Ebola: Spanish nurse appears to be healed from deadly virus
RT - New tests revealed a negative result for the virus, according to a statement released by the Spanish government on Sunday. The patient’s treatments included a drip of human serum with antibodies from Ebola sufferers who had survived the disease, as well as other drugs which were not named. One of the unnamed drugs was reportedly the experimental anti-viral medicine favipiravir, El Mundo newspaper reported.

Carnival Magic returns to Texas after Belize and Mexico refuse to allow possible Ebola victim to disembark
The Telegraph - The government of Belize refused, saying: "The passenger never set foot in Belize. When even the smallest doubt remains, we will ensure the health and safety of the Belizean people." The ship then sailed on to Mexico, but authorities in the port of Cozumel also refused to allow her to reach the waiting airlift – and the vessel was not allowed into port.
* Related: US cruise ship refused permission to dock in Mexico

Fearing Ebola, some US communities take dramatic steps
(AFP) - As President Barack Obama on Saturday urged against "hysteria or fear" over Ebola, US media had reports of communities taking seemingly overzealous measures against the disease.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

The Real Secret of Iraq's Germ Weapons
Informationclearinghouse - Back in the 1990’s, journalists used to joke, “Of course we know Iraq has chemical weapons. We have the delivery receipts to prove it!”The joke turned out to be the exact truth. Read More...

AIDS: 'The Man Made Plague' - Absolute proof AIDS was made by the US Special Virus Cancer Program, distributed by the World Health Org., funded by the US Congress. Documentation , laws ...

Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New York’s No-Guns List
NY Times - A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.

Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs
Breitbart - Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Salem teacher on paid leave after ripping girl's sweatshirt off in front of her classmates
The Daily Sheeple - Rue told KATU News that she thought she was having a panic attack as the teacher was confronting another student on an unrelated matter. Rue got up to leave the classroom and remove herself from the stressful situation and the teacher began grabbing her aggressively to keep her in the room.

Police Officer in Ferguson Is Said to Recount a Struggle
NY Times - The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter.

Police Dept. Requests Facebook PASSWORD From Gun Permit Applicant
Kit Daniels - Request violates Constitution & Facebook’s Terms of Service.... “It is… a common practice to view social media as a means to identify and determine character of a pistol permit applicant, in addition to other investigatory methods,” the department’s spokesperson told the applicant. “Typically all we ask is that an applicant access their account during an interview.”

Election News

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people walk out
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.

Veteran News

Turmeric Compounds Alleviate Chemical Weapons Injury
Green Med Info - Following closely in the wake of recent revelations that the U.S. government endangered their troops by hiding the discovery of chemical weapons in Iraq, new research shows that turmeric extract may provide an ideal natural intervention to relieve the pain and suffering of sulfur mustard-injured patients.

U.S. Kept Quiet about '80s-Era Chemical Weapons it Helped Provide to Iraq ... Especially When American Soldiers Were Later Hurt by Them
AllGov - Due to the secrecy imposed by the U.S. government on the existence of these weapons, none of the troops wounded by the munitions, nor any military doctors, were told that chemical agents were the cause. Consequently, none of the soldiers were given proper treatment; in many cases they were not hospitalized and commanders’ requests that they be evacuated to the U.S. were denied.

Economy & Business

At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen
(Reuters) - The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate. Yellen, whose salary is set by Congress, earns $201,700 a year.

Housing Market

Einsteinian Insanity? FHFA Head Mel Watt Pushes Banks To Make Extreme Risk Home Loans
Zero Hedge - As Bloomberg reports, "a U.S. housing regulator plans new steps to encourage banks to lend to buyers with less than-perfect credit scores... Watt will also discuss an effort that would allow borrowers to put down as little as 3% of the purchase price." It’s for the good of the people right?

Welcome To Arcadia – The California Suburb Where Rich Chinese Stash Cash In McMansions
Zero Hedge - In fact, it is estimated that 24% of all foreign purchases of domestic real estate this year have come from China, up 72% from last year. In some California communities, 90% of real estate buyers are from China. Yes, 90%. Naturally, many of them are buying multi-million dollar homes in “all cash” transactions.

Energy & Environment

14 California communities now on verge of waterless-ness; mass migration out of California seems imminent
(NaturalNews) Unless California gets some heavy rain, and soon, the state's roughly 38 million residents will eventually be up a creek without a paddle -- or without a creek, for that matter. The latest media reports indicate that some 14 communities throughout the state are now on the verge of running completely dry, and many more could join them in the coming year if conditions remain as they are.

VIDEO: Stunning Scenes From California's Central Valley Drought
Zero Hedge - No matter what you have read or seen so far on California’s historic Central Valley drought, you probably haven’t been touched by it as much as you will be by the following video from the New Yorker. Terribly sad.

Science & Technology

FBI director wants access to encrypted Apple, Google user data, demands law ‘fix’
End the Lie - The FBI director has slammed Apple and Google for offering their customers encryption technology that protects users’ privacy. “Deeply concerned” James Comey wants to push on Congress to “fix” laws to ensure police can still access private data.

Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you
Yahoo News - Here are nine signs that implantable tech is here now, growing rapidly, and that it will be part of your life (and your body) in the near future.

Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks
Forbes - The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. It will also boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use, sources close to the project say.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

California crop harvests plummet as drought takes toll on national food supply
(NaturalNews) The end of September marked three straight years of severe drought for California, with the state receiving less than 60 percent of its average precipitation.

EPA Will be Targeted in Court for Approval of Toxic 2,4-D Enlist Duo
Natural Society - Sixty members of Congress signed a letter opposing the herbicide and GMO crops meant to be grown with the chemicals, as did 35 prominent doctors, scientists, and researchers. The well-known Dr. Oz has even asked Obama to stop the EPA’s approval of Enlist Duo. Over a million citizens have also voiced their opposition, with an additional quarter million contacting the White House in just the past 2 weeks.

Welcome to America’s Only Completely “Organic City”
Natural Blaze - Maharishi Vedic City sits in the middle of 2,200 acres of USDA certified organic farm land and almost a decade on is still the only city in America that has banned the sale of all non-organic food within the city limits, with strict Laws that apply to restaurants and shops.


Warning: A Massive Government Solicitation Could Cause a Shortage of Protective Clothing, Gloves, Masks
The Daily Sheeple - The National Institute of Health has placed a massive order for protective clothing and supplies that could make it impossible for you to procure your own gear. And by massive, I mean a year’s supply for employees of facilities across the country, replenished throughout the year no matter what happens, and taking priority over any personal orders.

10 Books That Could Actually Save Your Life
The Daily Sheeple - These days, you can never be too prepared. Here are The Daily Sheeple’s top picks for the best survival books around, in no particular order.


New Report Reveals Which Yogurts Are Healthy, and Which Are Best Avoided
Dr. Mercola - The Cornucopia Institute’s new Yogurt Report includes a handy scorecard to help you find truly healthy yogurt—a cultured food that can help you optimize your gut health. Most commercial yogurts are chockfull of sugar, processed fructose (high fructose corn syrup), and/or artificial sweeteners and flavors, which nourishes disease-causing microbes in your gut

Natural cures for athlete's foot
(NaturalNews) If the skin between your toes itches or burns and is red and scaling, you don't have to resort to over the counter ointments or sprays. There are many choices for natural remedies.

Natural cures for vaginal yeast infections
(NaturalNews) Vaginal yeast infections are almost always a symptom of systemic yeast. If you find a natural cure works and you soon have symptoms again, it's time rid yourself of Candida overgrowth.

Good News: Blushwood Berries Kill Cancer in 75% of Cases, Big Pharma Tackles Patent
Natural Society - The fruit from the Blushwood tree, which has very specific growing requirements and, thus far, has only been found to thrive in Far North Queensland in the middle of the Australian Rainforest, kills cancerous cells in three different ways - fast: “. . . it kills the tumour cells directly, it cuts off the blood supply and it also activates the body’s own immune system to clean up the mess that’s left behind.”

Procter & Gamble, Largest Personal Care Company, Won’t Remove Cancer-Causing Ingredients from Products
Natural Society - Procter & Gamble (P&G) – the company that makes everything from Luvs diapers to Tide, Bounty paper towels, and Nyquil, and also the biggest personal care product distributor in the U.S. – is attempting to ride the wave of breast cancer awareness as a way to tout its ‘interest in women’s health.’

Are ALL Superfoods Truly Super? (w/Infographic)
Natural Blaze - We came across the following infographic, which does an admirable job of keeping all of us honest. It's sure to rankle a few feathers, but it's always important to question the information we receive. We demand critical thinking when it comes to big pharma and corporate media, so we had best maintain it among ourselves.

Busted: Popular “Non-GMO” Tortilla Chips Found to Contain 75% GMOs
Natural Society - Consumer Reports says that Xochitl has been lying about their GMO content – and not just a little bit. We aren’t talking about trace amounts of GMO corn.... Despite the non-GMO claims by Xochitl (pronounced “so-cheel”) and their Totopos de Maiz original corn chips, the Consumer Reports investigation found that the non-organic (supposedly non-GMO) varieties of the chips contain over 75% GMO corn, after testing 6 different packages.

The Promising Cancer Treatment That's Forbidden in the US
Dr. Mercola - Astounding breakthroughs made 40 years ago have kept millions from this discovery that might have kept their cancer from spreading. Finally, this whistleblower is detailing the entire charade, with the hope of making it available for Americans who now have to leave the US to get it.

Friday - October 17, 2014 - Today in History:

1777 - American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.
1888 - The first issue of "National Geographic Magazine" was released at newsstands.
1945 - Colonel Juan Peron became the dictator of Argentina after staging a coup in Buenos Aires.
1973 - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-embargo against several countries including the U.S. and Great Britain. The incident stemmed from Western support of Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. The embargo lasted until March of 1974.
1978 - U.S. President Carter signed a bill that restored full U.S. citizenship rights to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San Francisco Bay area in California. The quake caused about 67 deaths, 3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.
1994 - The Angolan government and rebels agreed to a peace treaty that ended their 19 years of civil war.
2001 - Israel's tourism minister was killed. A radical Palestinian faction claimed that it had carried out the assassination to avenge the killing of its leader by Israel 2 months earlier.
2003 - In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug, known as memantine, to help people with Alzheimer's symptoms.
2007 - President George W. Bush, raising Beijing's ire, presented the Dalai Lama with the Congressional Gold Medal and urged Chinese leaders to welcome the monk to Beijing.

World News

US works on military 'scenarios' near our borders - Russian defense minister
RT - The US is working on military ‘scenarios’ near Russia’s border, Russia's defense minister warned after his American counterpart said the US must be ready to deal with “a revisionist Russia” and its “modern and capable army on NATO’s doorstep.”

Kremlin: Milan Talks on Ukraine ‘difficult, full of disagreements’
RT - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a breakthrough was not reached in Friday morning’s talks on Ukraine, Reuters reports.

Turkey offers to train, equip Syrian rebels in fight against ISIS
RT - Turkey is offering to help train and equip Syrian rebels on its own soil in order to help combat Islamic State militants, a Turkish minister announced Thursday. A report also claimed that Ankara has approved American drone flights from a key airbase.

Chinese Envoy Criticizes US Plans to Deploy Missile Defense System in South Korea
RIA Novosti - The deployment of a US advanced missile defense system in South Korea currently under consideration in Washington may trigger a strong negative reaction from North Korea, China's deputy chief envoy to the talks urged Friday.

Moscow refutes reports that Russia, US agreed to share intel on ISIS
RT - Russia has refuted media reports that Washington and Moscow have agreed to share intelligence on Islamic State terrorists. The news reports followed Wednesday talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

US tanks arrive in Latvia to ward off ‘perceived’ Russian threat (VIDEO)
RT - US tanks have arrived in Latvia as NATO flexes its muscles in an apparent show of strength towards Moscow. The machines are being deployed across the Baltic States and Poland over the next two weeks and will be used for training exercises.

Putin: If Ukraine siphons gas from pipeline, Russia will reduce Europe supplies
RT - Moscow will reduce gas supplies if Kiev starts siphoning deliveries destined for Europe, said Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Serbia.

Ebola ready: Two students hospitalized in precautionary medical drills in Russia
RT - Two African students were taken to hospital in the Russian town of Oryol, some 350 km southwest of Moscow. They arrived in the capital’s airport and traveled to the town by bus. The Russian health watchdog later said it was part of drills.

Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck
(AP) - Officials credit tighter border controls, good patient-tracking and other medical practices, and just plain luck with keeping Ebola confined mostly to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea since the outbreak was first identified nearly seven months ago.

Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis
(AP) - The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months, and the United Nations still hasn't reached over 750,000 people in need of food in West Africa as prices spiral and farms are abandoned.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Nurse #3? Dallas Nurse With Ebola Symptoms Stranded on Carnival Cruise “Tender” in Belize… 4633 People on Board
D.C. Clothesline - There is a developing situation in Belize. A person who is confirmed to be a nurse from a Dallas Hospital and one other person are currently stranded upon the ship’s “Tender.” This nurse is currently accompanied by another American. A Tender is a smaller vessel that can be used for a variety of tasks like transporting passengers to and from the mainland, transporting supplies, or for general service and maintenance needs of the ship.

CDC considers adding names of health workers monitored for Ebola to no-fly list
Fox News - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering adding the names of health care workers being monitored for the Ebola virus to the government's no-fly list, federal officials tell Fox News.
* Related: Half Of Americans Will Avoid International Air Travel Out Of Ebola Fears

Are US biowarfare labs behind the Ebola epidemic?
(NaturalNews) There is growing speculation that the United States may be responsible for the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, specifically Liberia and Sierra Leone, which are two countries known to host US biological warfare labs. In a recent interview with RIA Novosti, Francis Boyle, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, speculated that perhaps the virus might have been purposefully introduced as a way of testing and developing a bioweapon.

In October of 2009, Sharyl Attkisson, writing for CBS News, exposed the fact that the CDC had stopped counting Swine Flu cases in the US
Jon Rappoport - “Well, they caught us lying about tens of thousands of Swine Flu cases. All the tests came back negative. So what do we do?” “Only one thing we can do. Tell a lie so huge it’ll paralyze the mind. People buy the biggest lies, right?” Right now, the CDC is saying: there was a sudden acceleration of death in West Africa, beyond anything caused by endemic grinding poverty, severe malnutrition, starvation, a decade-long war, lack of basic sanitation, industrial pollution, toxic vaccine campaigns.

How Does This Still Happen? Southern Oregon U. Students Not Allowed to Distribute Constitutions - Southern Oregon University administrators told students that they couldn't freely distribute copies of the Constitution out in the open, on public university property. Officials tried to usher the students indoors, to the preposterously unconstitutional "free speech zone" where political activity is deemed permissible.

Oath Upheld: Nashville Cops Refused Secret Service Request for Illegal Search of Obama Critic
Ben Swann - Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook.

Juvenile detainees locked in controversial device ‘when verbal deescalation is not working’
Police State USA - Juvenile detention facilities across the state are coming under fire for using a disturbing restraint device that some are calling “torture.” The device is known as the “WRAP” system. According to state officials, the device is used to restrain minor detainees “when verbal deescalation is not working” — sometimes for hours on end.

Tennessee woman sent to jail over overgrown yard
Jackson Sun - Karen Holloway tells WVLT that the issue started in the summer, when the city sent a citation. She admits she didn't properly maintain her yard in Lenoir City in East Tennessee and says it had overgrown trees and bushes, but she says she didn't deserve jail time. She says she fell behind because of personal family issues.

Obama Readies Unconstitutional Executive Order to Send National Guard to Liberia
Kurt Nimmo - It is widely expected Obama will issue an unconstitutional executive order and send U.S. National Guard troops to Liberia “to help contain the Ebola outbreak there,” according to NBC News.... The reservists will be assigned to build 17 Ebola treatment centers with 100 beds apiece.

Doctor: U.S. Army Rejected Successful Ebola Drug 2 Weeks Before Outbreak
Paul Joseph Watson - A doctor claims that he developed a successful drug to combat Ebola with the U.S. Army at Ft. Detrick Maryland but that the research was inexplicably shut down two weeks before the first outbreak of the virus in West Africa.

Researchers Expect Over 20 US Ebola Cases In Weeks, "You Don't Want To Know Worst Case"
Zero Hedge - "We have a worst-case scenario, and you don't even want to know," warns Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher creating simulations of infectious disease outbreaks, but there could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month.

911 emergency dispatchers instructed not to say 'Ebola' over radio
NY Post - City officials are so jittery about causing widespread Ebola panic that 911 dispatchers have been forbidden from dropping any “E”-bombs over the radios, The Post has learned. An FDNY memo instructs all personnel to use more vague terms when discussing the deadly disease, which is threatening to become a global pandemic.

Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson may have had symptoms almost a week ago - BEFORE she left Dallas for Ohio, went bridesmaid dress shopping, and flew BACK to Texas
Daily Mail - The CDC made the shocking announcement on Thursday, after Miss Vinson was revealed as the second medical worker in Dallas to contract Ebola from the U.S.'s 'patient zero' Thomas Duncan.

The Idiotic Explanation Why The "Idiot With The Clipboard" Was Unprotected
Zero Hedge - Phoenix Air has released a statement explaining why the now infamous non-HazMat-wearing 'clipboard man' seen in close proximity to Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson (while the rest of the members of staff are fully protected) was unprotected... and it will blow your mind.

CDC Director: Leave the Border Open, We Can Track Potential Ebola Patients
Kit Daniels - While rejecting calls to seal the border from West African travelers who were potentially exposed to Ebola, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden claimed officials can monitor such people as they travel into the U.S.

Photo: Dallas-Area Hospital Gives Nurse “Spaceballs” Style Helmet for Ebola
Kit Daniels - In response to Ebola, a hospital near Dallas, Texas, gave an emergency room nurse a huge “protective mask,” which looks like it came out of Dark Helmet’s closet, and apparently nothing else for the rest of her body. This photo emphasizes how hospitals and health workers are expected to treat Ebola without proper training or equipment, which will only increase the chances of a major pandemic.

Economy & Business

If the US Deficit is ‘only’ $483 Billion, why does the Government Have to Borrow $1.1 Trillion to Fill the Hole? - On Wednesday, the Treasury Department released its Monthly Treasury Statement for September and the fiscal year 2014. It’s the official account of how the US government arrives at its infamous deficit. And it was a doozie. Without giving it a second thought, the media gushed about the headline number, how good it looked, how the US government was getting its fiscal mess in order.

Energy & Environment

Polar vortex will likely make a return this winter, says Accuweather
Washington Post - “Cold air will surge into the Northeast in late November, but the brunt of the season will hold off until January and February,” they write. “The polar vortex, the culprit responsible for several days of below-zero temperatures last year, will slip down into the region from time to time, delivering blasts of arctic air.”

Science & Technology

Stanford engineers develop tiny, sound-powered chip to serve as medical device
Tech Swarm - Stanford engineers are developing a way to send power – safely and wirelessly – to "smart chips" programmed to perform medical tasks and report back the results. Their approach involves beaming ultrasound at a tiny device inside the body designed to do three things: convert the incoming sound waves into electricity; process and execute medical commands; and report the completed activity via a tiny built-in radio antenna.

Parents May Be Liable for What Their Kids Post on Facebook, Court Rules
WSJ - Parents can be held liable for what their kids post on Facebook FB -0.80%, a Georgia appellate court ruled in a decision that lawyers said marked a legal precedent on the issue of parental responsibility over their children’s online activity.

Veteran News

Propaganda 101 – How the Pentagon is Trying to Rewrite Vietnam War History
Liberty Blitzkrieg - In case you weren’t aware, the Pentagon is set to roll out a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. Personally, it’s hard to get excited about commemorating an event that led to the death of over 58,000 American soldiers and more than a million Vietnamese, particularly since much of it was the direct result of well documented lies and deception, such as the Gulf of Tomkin incident.


What causes multiple sclerosis?
(NaturalNews) Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the central nervous system and normally occurs in early adulthood. It usually affects people between the ages of 20 and 40, with women being 2 times more likely to be diagnosed with MS than men. MS has been considered one of medicines least understood diseases, but recognizing the common causes can provide hope to all MS sufferers.

FDA Allows Chemo Drugs To Be Prescribed As Antibiotics
Natural Blaze - It is not appropriate to give people cell-destroying chemotherapy drugs when they don’t have cancer. That should be obvious. It shouldn’t even need to be said. But it’s happening every day when people are prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics –Cipro/ciprofloxacin, Levaquin/levofloxacin, Floxin/ofloxacin andAvelox/moxifloxacin – to treat ear, bladder, prostate, sinus and other infections. Fluoroquinolones are chemotherapy drugs.

Doctors warn that 80% of patients are contaminated with high levels of toxic mercury
(NaturalNews) Dental amalgam fillings and seafood are the two most common sources of mercury exposure, with the fillings containing up to 50% mercury and the rest a combination of silver, tin and copper.

Study of Gluten-Free Diet Reveals High Concentrations of Arsenic in Rice Products
Natural Blaze - Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. However, it can have high concentrations of a toxic substance – arsenic – as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice, conducted by researchers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain. The European Union is working to establish the maximum quantities of arsenic in these products.

Walking More May Be Key for a Longer, Healthier Life
Dr. Mercola - The more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life will tend to be—that’s the new consensus among researchers. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) now lists inactivity as the fourth biggest killer of adults worldwide, responsible for nine percent of premature deaths.

Research says gratitude can reverse aging, stress and ill health
(NaturalNews) With all the doom and gloom in the world, it seems as though everywhere we turn, there's one crisis or another. And although it's crucial to be well-informed and prepared in these modern times, "consuming" a consistent diet of bad news takes a toll on health, happiness and even our rate of aging. In spite of this, we can apply straightforward action that counteracts the negative effects that we experience.

How Technology Has Made Global Polio Eradication Impossible
Green Med Info - Once the WHO's, CDC's & Bill & Melinda Gates foundation's pseudo-scientific global polio eradication is revealed for what it is, billions of folks around the world will wake up to the fact that biotechnology itself has transformed polio into a far greater threat to human health.

Broccoli Sprouts May Show Promise In Treating Autism - Results from clinical trials suggest that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts -- and best known for claims that it can help prevent certain cancers -- may ease classic behavioral symptoms in those with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Pet News

Cat People vs. Dog People: Who's Smarter, Healthier, and More Outgoing?
Dr. Becker - Interestingly enough, there are proven differences between cat lovers and dog lovers, which I’ll share shortly. In terms of sheer numbers, more US households own dogs than cats (36.5% versus 30.4%, respectively, which would imply that the majority of pet owners are, in fact, dog people. That being said, cat people are a significant and proud group, and Vet Street recently called out six top reasons why.

The Truth Pet Food vs Human Food
Susan Thixton - In a clear attempt to mislead consumers, the Pet Food Institute (PFI – lobby organization that represents Big Pet Food) appears to tell readers that pet food is governed by more complex regulations than human food. It’s so wrong.

Thursday - October 16, 2014 - Today in History:

1701 - The Collegiate School was founded in Killingworth, CT. The school moved to New Haven in 1745 and changed its name to Yale College.
1829 - In Boston, MA, the first modern hotel in America opened. The Tremont Hotel had 170 rooms that rented for $2 a day and included four meals.
1859 - Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper's Ferry, VA (now located in West Virginia).
1869 - A hotel in Boston became the first in the U.S. to install indoor plumbing.
1916 - Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in New York City, NY.
1941 - The Nazis advanced to within 60 miles of Moscow. Romanians entered Odessa, USSR, and began exterminating 150,000 Jews.
1943 - Chicago's new subway system was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
1955 - Mrs. Jules Lederer replaced Ruth Crowley in newspapers using the name Ann Landers.
1962 - U.S. President Kennedy was informed that there were missile bases in Cuba, beginning the Cuban missile crisis.
1964 - China detonated its first atomic bomb becoming the world's fifth nuclear power.
1970 - Anwar Sadat was elected president of Egypt to succeed Gamal Abdel Nassar.
1982 - China announced that it had successfully fired a ballistic missile from a submarine.
1987 - Rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the abandoned well that she had fallen into in Midland, TX. The was trapped for 58 hours.
1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush signed the Gramm-Rudman budget reduction law that ordered federal programs be cut by $16.1 billion.
1990 - Comedian Steve Martin and his wife Victoria Tennant visited U.S. soldiers in Saudi Arabia.
1995 - The "Million Man March" took place in Washington, DC.
1997 - Charles M. Schulz and his wife announced that they would give $1 million toward the construction of a D-Day memorial to be placed in Virginia.
2000 - It was announced that Chevron Corp. would be buying Texaco Inc. for $35 billion. The combined company was called Chevron Texaco Corp. and became the 4th largest oil company in the world.
2002 - President George W. Bush signed a congressional resolution authorizing war against Iraq.
2002 - It was reported that North Korea had told the U.S. that it had a secret nuclear weapons program in violation of an 1994 agreement with the U.S.
2002 - The Arthur Andersen accounting firm was sentenced to five years probation and fined $500,000 for obstructing a federal investigation of the energy company Enron.
2011 - The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was formally dedicated in Washington, D.C.

World News

Kahwagi: US to supply Lebanon Army with combat weapons
StratRisks - The local newspaper Al-Mustaqbal, quoting sources following up on Kahwagi’s visit to Washington, reported Thursday the Army chief has been assured by American officials that the United States was prepared to support the military and supply it with weapons to combat terrorism. The sources said the assurances came during meetings Kahwagi held at the U.S. State Department.

Panetta reveals US nuke strike plans on N. Korea, spurs controversy
RT - US war plans against North Korea recently included the option of a nuclear strike, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed in his memoirs, triggering major controversy.

Calling Russia ‘threat to humanity’ puts Obama’s sanity in doubt - Medvedev
RT - The Russian PM has suggested that Obama’s charges against Russia were caused by a “brain aberration” and added that such rhetoric saddened him.

2 African students hospitalized in Russia, Ebola suspected
RT - Two students from Guinea-Bissau have been taken to hospital in the Russian town of Oryol, some 350 km southwest of Moscow, to check for Ebola. They arrived in the country at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport and traveled to Oryol by bus.

Liberia needs 79,940 more body bags
Washington Post - This inventory from the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare starkly illustrates the huge gap between the what Liberia has — and what it needs — in the next six months as it struggles with the crippling Ebola epidemic. Note also the need for protective suits — the country projects a gap of 989,985 suits, without which more people are likely to be infected.

Man Caught Dumping Formaldehyde in Liberian Water Wells Causing Ebola-like Symptoms
Liberian Observer - Reports say around 10 a.m., he approached the well with powder in a bottle. Mobbed by the community, he confessed that he had been paid to put formaldeyde into the well, and that he was not the only one. He reportedly told community dwellers, “We are many.” There are are agents in Harbel, Dolostown, Cotton Tree and other communities around the country, he said.

As US Politicians Consider Travel Bans, Istanbul Quarantines Hospital Of Suspected Ebola Patient
Zero Hedge - Istanbul's Marmar University Training and Research Hospital is not accepting new patients after, as Daily Sabah reports, a person suspected of being infected with Ebola has been quarantined. The patient, who arrived by plane from Ivory Coast, is suffering high fever and nausea.... This news comes as US politicians begin to call for visa restrictions and travel bans from infected nations.

Radiation levels at Fukushima rise to record highs after typhoon
RT - The amount of radioactive water near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has risen to record levels after a typhoon passed through Japan last week, state media outlet NHK reported on Wednesday. Specifically, levels of the radioactive isotope cesium are now at 251,000 becquerels per liter, three times higher than previously-recorded levels. Cesium, which is highly soluble and can spread easily, is known to be capable of causing cancer.

‘Inherent Resolve’: Intensified US airstrikes beat back ISIS, bolster Kurds in Kobani
RT - The US-led aerial campaign against Islamic State militants, known as 'Operation Inherent Resolve,' has intensified over the past two days. The escalation in airstrikes has helped embattled Kurdish fighters regain ground in the Syrian city of Kobani.

‘Battle for Egypt’: Cairo warplanes ‘bomb Libya’s Islamists’ says report
RT - Egyptian warplanes have reportedly begun bombing Benghazi targets in an attempt to pry Islamist militants away from strongholds in eastern Libya, AP reports, citing unnamed officials. It comes amid reports of a chemical storage tank bombed in the area.

Putin Warns Of “Nuclear Power Consequences” If Attempts To Blackmail Russia Don’t Stop
Zero Hedge - “We hope that our partners will realize the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability,” Putin told Serbia’s Politika newspaper on the eve of his visit to the Balkan nation today.

Ebola Riots Hit Sierra Leone As Authorities Overwhelmed
Paul Joseph Watson - Ebola riots have hit Sierra Leone as authorities were forced to use tear gas to disperse residents who expressed fury over the body of an Ebola victim being left on the street for two days. Health officials in the West African country continue to be overwhelmed by the spread of the epidemic which has stretched health care facilities to breaking point.

US asks Spain to use its military bases in Ebola mission
RT - The US has asked Spain for the usage of two military bases in its south as ‘stopover points’ in the 3,000-strong American mission to control the Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Dallas Commissioners Will Declare State Of Disaster Over Ebola
Zero Hedge - While the message from the President is ‘keep calm and avoid bodily fluids’, it appears the commissioners in Dallas are slightly more concerned at the potential for Ebola to escalate...

Ebola patient's mother's home taped off - Police have taped off a home in Tallmadge [Ohio] that belongs to the mother of Ebola patient Amber Vinson. The home is on Stonegate Trail, in the Stonegate Reserve housing development. At one point, about seven police cars were outside the home and later, that number went down to three. Police are only allowing limited access to the development for residents. No other information has been released.

VIDEO: Ebola Patient Contacted CDC Before Flight, Agency Says
NBC 5 - Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before boarding a commercial flight Monday because she had a slight fever, CDC spokesman David Daigle said. “Vinson was not told that she could not fly,” the government spokesperson told NBC News.

Dear Parents: Two of Our Students Were on the Flight with the Ebola Patient
The Daily Sheeple - Parents of some Texas schoolchildren got an alarming letter today. It seems that two students who attend Belton Independent School District were on the same flight from Cleveland to Dallas on which the most recently diagnosed Ebola victim flew. Amber Vinson, a nurse who had cared for America’s first Ebola victim, Robert Duncan, was running a fever and was hospitalized shortly after she disembarked from the plane.

NBC's Ebola Victim's Strange Connection to Obamacare and CFR
Activist Post - What's up with Mukpo's media team led by NBC chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman — who apparently is a real doctor, she has a degree and everything — breaking her Ebola quarantine to go to a restaurant for takeout? She's obviously really worried about Ebola.

Obama says can't get Ebola from bus; CDC says avoid public trans; contaminated taxis infect people in Liberia
(NaturalNews) On Thursday, Barack Obama told West Africans that it is impossible to catch Ebola while riding the bus, which contradicts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advice urging folks to "avoid public transportation" for their own safety.

Virus-transmitting 'yellow fever' mosquitoes discovered in L.A. County
LA Times - A new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday.

Obama Says Ebola Virus Can Spread Globally if Not Supressed
RIA Novosti - “I am absolutely confident that we can prevent a serious outbreak of the disease here in the United States, but it becomes more difficult to do so if this epidemic of Ebola rages out of control in West Africa. If it does, then it will spread globally in an age of frequent travel and the kind of constant interactions that people have across borders,” Obama said following the meeting on the US government’s response to Ebola threat.

Obama: Ebola 'SWAT teams' to respond to infections
USA Today - President Obama has directed the Centers for Disease Control to dispatch rapid response "SWAT teams" of Ebola experts to any local hospital with an infected patient within 24 hours. Obama's announcement followed a Cabinet-level meeting at the White House Wednesday to deal with the government's response to the Ebola outbreak.

CDC: Ebola Patient Traveled By Air With “Low-Grade” Fever
CBS News - The CDC has announced that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola — now identified as Amber Joy Vinson of Dallas — traveled by air Oct. 13, with a low-grade fever, a day before she showed up at the hospital reporting symptoms. The CDC is now reaching out to all passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight landed at 8:16 p.m. CT.

Memo: Ebola Exposed US Troops To Be Quarantined Near Washington DC
Steve Watson - A Defense Department memo indicates that military commanders will be given the authority to quarantine US troops returning from Ebola ravaged nations in a secure DoD facility for 21 days. The memo, obtained by CNN, says that troops will be monitored at the facility, tested for Ebola, and treated there if necessary.

Colorado Test For Ebola Could Speed Up Diagnosis To 10 Minutes
CBS News - Inside the Corgenix lab in Broomfield, revolutionary research is taking place on Ebola. Scientists at the company are working on a new test — called a lateral flow dipstick type test — that can identify Ebola in 10 minutes, much faster than current methods that can take three days to diagnose.

CDC Pushes Preparedness For Zombies Over Ebola
Kit Daniels - “…If you’re prepared for a zombie, you’re really prepared for…an infectious disease,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said in 2012.... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention placed more emphasis on a “zombie preparedness” campaign than preparations for Ebola despite a $6.6 billion yearly budget.

It Begins: HazMat-Wearing Passenger Spotted At Airport
Zero Hedge - Last week we hinted at what was to come as Ebola fears spread across America. Today, we get confirmation. As The Daily Caller reports, one passenger at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. is apparently not taking any chances.

Leaked DHS Document: 167,000 Convicted Criminal Aliens At Large In US
Breitbart - Deportations from the interior of the United States declined 34 percent this year from last, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, derived largely from an internal Department of Homeland Security document.

VIDEO: Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home
Police State USA - A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head. The hyper-aggressive tactics were made worse by the fact that police had taken it upon themselves to raid both sides of a duplex, when their suspect was only known to reside in one of them.

Economy & Business

Trend Analyst on Stocks: “If The Dow Drops Below 15,000… I Would Suggest People Start Buying Food & Ammo”
Mac Slavo - Stock markets across the world are starting to crack. Last night Europe was heavily in the red with drops in excess of 3% in some market exchanges. And, as soon as the bell rang this morning on the East Coast, U.S. stocks continued the global decline.

Dow Tumbles 350 Points
Kurt Nimmo - A tumble of more than 350 points on Wednesday was attributed to dismal retail sales data, Europe’s inability to realize an economic recovery and worries on Ebola. “Ebola is in the background,” said Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group. “It feeds generally into global growth concerns.”

If A Few Ebola Cases Can Make The Stock Market Crash This Much, What Would A Full-Blown Pandemic Mean?
Economic Collapse - Is Ebola going to cause another of the massive October stock market crashes that Wall Street is famous for?

Wal-Mart Tumbles After Slashing Revenue Guidance, Warns Of "Somewhat Slower" Profit Growth
Zero Hedge - If anyone wanted any confirmation that corporate earnings are always and only driven by the (very rigged) market, look no further than Wal-Mart, which moments ago did the inevitable: it just cut its sales forecast by nearly half, to just 2-3% from the prior forecast of 3-5%.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

2,4-D crops rubberstamped - It's official. EPA and USDA have both evaluated Dow Chemical's new line of 2,4-D-resistant seeds, Enlist — and have approved both the seeds and the accompanying pesticide formulation for market. This is a turning point, not just for grain production but for food production in the U.S. and internationally. The introduction of Enlist corn and soybeans, and the widespread adoption of this new seed line, will have pervasive impacts on farmer livelihoods, public health and control of our food system.

5 Ways To Beat Old Man Winter And Grow Veggies During Cold Weather
Off the Grid News - The beginning of winter need not be the end of your growing season. People are increasingly turning to homegrown food, and they don’t want to be put off by frost or a few inches of snow.


Frack For The Cure, Because We Love A Good Dose of Benzene With Our Pink Ribbons
Common Dreams - In the most egregious pinkwashing ever, the Susan Komen breast cancer giant has teamed with the Baker Hughes oilfield giant to produce pink drill bits "for the cure," thus facilitating fracking operations emitting a "special toxic mix" of chemicals known to lead to leukemia and - yes! - breast cancer.

Boy Gets Diagnosed with Autism After 32 Shots - Like millions of parents before her, Natalie Steffen was faced with her children receiving pediatric vaccines starting after birth and during subsequent well child visits. This story is one mother’s journey to exempt her children from further vaccinations.

Prescription Drugs Now Factor in Higher Percentage of Fatal Car Crashes Than Alcohol or Marijuana
Dr. Mercola - Prescription drugs, marijuana, and multiple drug combinations are frequently found in the blood of drivers involved in fatal car crashes on US roads, according to a new study in Public Health Reports. Drivers today are more likely to test positive for drugs than drivers 20 years ago, and drugged drivers are now likely to be older than 50.

Worry and Obsession Linked to Alzheimer's Risk
Dr. Mercola - The connection between neuroticism and Alzheimer’s isn’t surprising, because this type of personality is a harbinger for chronic stress. Studies have found links between acute and/or chronic stress and a wide variety of health issues, including your brain function.

A Holocaust of Childhood Leukemia Caused by Nuclear Power?
Green Med Info - One of the most disturbing studies on the real health effects of nuclear power on exposed populations has been published, and it indicates that this archaic form of power creation is causing cancers in our most vulnerable populations: children.

The 64 Countries that Require GMO Labeling – U.S. Buckles Under Biotech Pressure
Natural Society - Why does the U.S. even have to fight this fight when 64 other countries already label or completely ban GMOs? The fact is that Americans eat lots of processed food – food that is full of GMO corn, soy, rice, and sugar beets – four of the biggest GMO money-making crops on the planet.

Which Foods Are Irradiated and Sterilized For Claims of Safety? - Irradiated foods are exposed to high level radiation for the purpose of sterilizing it. There is an abundance of convincing evidence in the refereed scientific literature that the condensation products of the free radicals formed during irradiation produce statistically significant increases in carcinogenesis, mutagenesis and cardiovascular disease in animals and man. This is in addition to the destruction of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

There is still time to sign up for "The Quest for The Cures…Continues” October 13th through Friday the 24th
Ty Bollinger - “The Quest for The Cures…Continues” is the first ever, investigative report (60 minutes style) documentary mini-series that will broadcast to the world for FREE starting this Monday October 13th through Friday the 24th. Each episode will start airing primetime nightly at 9pm Eastern and will be available for the next 24 hours.

Wednesday - October 15, 2014 - Today in History:

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte began his exile on the remote island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
1860 - Grace Bedell, 11 years old, wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln. The letter stated that Lincoln would look better if he would grow a beard.
1883 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875. It allowed for individuals and corporations to discriminate based on race.
1892 - The U.S. government announced that the land in the western Montana was open to settlers. The 1.8 million acres were bought from the Crow Indians for 50 cents per acre.
1914 - The Clayton Antitrust Act was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1939 - New York Municipal Airport was dedicated. The name was later changed to La Guardia Airport.
1946 - Hermann Goering, a Nazi war criminal and founder of the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.
1983 - U.S. Marines killed five snipers who had pinned them down in Beirut International Airport.
1984 - The Freedom of Information Act was passed.
1993 - U.S. President Clinton sent warships to enforce trade sanctions that had been imposed on Haitian military rulers.
1998 - The U.N. condemned the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba for the seventh year in a row.
2005 - Iraqis voted to approve a constitution.
2009 - A false report that a 6-year-old boy was aboard a runaway balloon in Colorado captivated a global TV audience. (The boy's parents later pleaded guilty to charges they made up the story.)

World News

Divided over Ukraine, but US & Russia band together to fight ISIS
RT - Washington and Moscow are renewing security cooperation, which ground to a halt amid the rift caused by the Ukrainian crisis. The two are back in business together to share intelligence on the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militant group.

Bikers v ISIS? Dutch motorcycle gang gets green light to fight Islamic State
RT - Already battling airstrikes conducted by the US and its allies, the Islamic State now has another threat to look out for: a motorcycle gang from the Netherlands.

Filipino protesters burn US flag, urge Marine arrest
Press TV - Activists in the Philippines rallied outside the US embassy in the capital, Manila, and burnt US flag to express their anger over the killing of a woman by a US Marine....The protesters also demanded all US troops leave the Philippines.

Russia develops hybrid fusion-fission reactor, invites China participation
RT - Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.

Australia Hopes for Russia's Help in MH17 Crash Probe: Ambassador to Russia
RIA Novosti - Australia is hoping for hands-on help from Russia in determining the culprits of the crash of the Malaysia Airlines jet that was allegedly blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine, Australian Ambassador to Russia Paul Myler told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

Fracking companies could bury ‘any substance’ under homes
RT - A proposed UK amendment to existing European shale gas regulation would allow fracking firms to put “any substance” under people’s properties and leave it there, prompting anger among environmental groups.

US-led coalition carries out 21 airstrikes around Syrian town
Press TV - The United States and its allies have carried out 21 airstrikes against ISIL terrorists around the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani in 24 hours, with the White House saying its strategy is succeeding.

Turkey bombs Kurdish PKK rebel positions, Kobani inaction threatens ceasefire
RT - Turkish warplanes have bombed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets near the country’s border with Iraq. The strikes highlight rising tensions in Turkey over Ankara’s perceived unwillingness to aid besieged Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani.

US 6th Fleet flagship docks in Georgia after entering Black Sea
RT -The USS Mount Whitney has docked in Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi. The ships visit is intended to “strengthen ties” with the United States’ NATO allies and partners and promote “peace and security in the region,” the US Embassy in Georgia said.

Major Coal Mine Shelled in Southeastern Ukraine: Energy Company
RIA Novosti - A major coal mine has been shelled in southeastern Ukraine for four days in a row, the department of public relations of the DTEK energy company said in a statement Tuesday.... Miners cannot resume their work amid constant shelling, DTEK stressed.

Shocked at Gaza school ruins, Ban urges probe
Press TV - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an independent investigation into Israel's deadly shelling of a UN-run school during the Tel Aviv regime’s latest onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

IAEA to aid West Africa's fight against Ebola
RT - The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that it will be participating in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, providing specialized diagnostic equipment to quell the spread of the disease which has killed more than 4,400 people.

Company Stops Ebola, While Obama and the UN Fail
New American - Firestone Natural Rubber Company, which operates a giant rubber-tree farm in Ebola-stricken Liberia, has become what the Wall Street Journal described as a “sanctuary of health in a country where cases are doubling every three weeks.” As of last week, there were no more known Ebola infections on the 185-square-mile farm among the company’s 8,500 employees and their 71,500 dependents, according to news reports.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: PPE Procedures for Suspected Ebola Patients
This video demonstrates proper wearing of Personal Protective Equipment or PPE to ensure protection of the healthcare workers from hospital or laboratory-derived infection of Ebola Virus.  This PPE will be utilized until secondary screening is deemed to be negative.

Cheney: Next attack on US will be ‘something far more deadlier’ than 9/11
RT - Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that the next terrorist attack on the US will be far worse than 9/11 during a nearly two-hour interview. He also took pride in the use of waterboarding and in giving the National Security Agency free reign.

Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Texas
CNBC News - Another health care worker has tested positive for Ebola in the U.S., the Texas Department of Health said on Wednesday, becoming the second person to contract the deadly disease in the U.S. and the third to be treated for it. The worker, who was employed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was among those who took care of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan after he was diagnosed with Ebola.

Report: PATIENT #3 SUSPECTED IN DALLAS: Nurse’s Boyfriend Quarantined
Mac Slavo - Various reports now making their way through social networks and alternative media sources claim that Nina Pham’s boyfriend may have been admitted to a Dallas-area hospital. It is not clear whether the individual was showing symptoms of the virus or if he has been quarantined as a precautionary measure.

Nurses Union: Duncan Not Put In Isolation, Waste Piled Nearly Up to Ceiling
Breitbart - CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on further allegations made by a nurses union that Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was not put into isolation, allowed his blood to circulate through the hospital’s tube system, and that waste “piled up nearly to the ceiling” inside patient’s rooms on Tuesday’s “CNN Tonight.”

Medical Research Org CIDRAP: Ebola Transmittable by Air
Breitbart - The highly respected Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota just advised the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) that “there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles,” including exhaled breath.

Huh? Ebola vaccine not being tested against Ebola
(NaturalNews) Before long, we are all going to be inundated with a mainstream media propaganda campaign that demands we all accept an Ebola vaccine. Right now, a vaccine has already entered human trials in Africa, reports NBC News. The vaccine was developed by the NIH, and the clinical trial is being run by the University of Maryland.

Shock W.H.O. report: Ebola has 42-day incubation period, not 21 days!
(NaturalNews) A jaw-dropping report released by the World Health Organization on October 14, 2014 reveals that 1 in 20 Ebola infections has an incubation period longer than the 21 days which has been repeatedly claimed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

70 medical staff treated Thomas Duncan in Dallas; 21-day countdown now underway
(NaturalNews) Dozens of staff members from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas came into direct contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first Ebola victim to die in the U.S.

4,500 people per month enter the US from Ebola-stricken nations
(NaturalNews) It has now been confirmed that tens of thousands of people from West Africa come to the U.S. every month, and many of them are still not being properly screened for Ebola prior to entry. As many as 150 people per day, or 4,500 per month, continue to make their way into the country, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, but Americans don't need to worry -- the government has everything under control.

Televangelist pastor accused of forcing vasectomies and abortions on church members
RT - Former members of Grace Cathedral in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio have accused church leader and televangelist Ernest Angley of demanding they have abortions or vasectomies, and that he would both engage in and turn a blind eye to sexual abuse in the church.

Border Doctor Fears Ebola May Have Mutated
Adan Salazar - A doctor working in south Texas is raising concerns that the Ebola strain recently contracted by a Dallas nurse may have undergone a mutation. Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Michael Jelenik says he’s troubled by the circumstances surrounding Dallas Presbyterian Hospital nurse Nina Pham’s recent contraction of the Ebola virus.

EBOLA CAMPS? Fox Analyst Calls For Quarantine Camps In Every City
Steve Watson - Fox News, always ahead of the curve on panicking the general public into giving up all their rights, aired programming Monday during which an analyst openly called for quarantine camps to be set up all over the country to house those with Ebola like symptoms.

Ebola Preparation ‘Will Bankrupt My Hospital!’ Director Reacts To CDC Prep Call - Dr. Betsy McCaughey appeared on Fox just after she had attend a CDC conference call with hospitals this afternoon.... According to her, after the CDC outlined its preparation strategy, one hospital administrator responded, “What you’re telling us would bankrupt my hospital!” She said that that administrator represents a Southern California hospital.

Shutdown: A Single Ebola Patient Has Overwhelmed The System: Dallas Hospital Forced To Close Emergency Room
Mac Slavo - The hospital announced Sunday that its emergency department had stopped until further notice accepting patients brought by ambulance “because of limitations in staffed capacity,” a step known as “diversion.” “While we are on diversion we are also using this time to further expand the margin of safety by triple-checking our full compliance with updated CDC guidelines,” the hospital said.

US establishing ‘Ebola response teams’ to contain epidemic
RT - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that “Ebola response teams” are being assembled that will be able to deploy “within hours” to any hospital in the United States.

City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons
Fox News - The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

Honor student who brought pocketknife to school suspended for the year
Fox News - Haynes says the pocketknife was a gift from her grandfather who gave it to her for protection because her summer job required her to ride her bike from southwest Detroit to Dearborn. She reluctantly accepted it and says she forgot it was in her purse.

Economy & Business

Crude settles down 4.6%, lowest since June 2012
CNBC News - Crude oil futures settled down 4.6 percent at $81.84 a barrel, the biggest percentage drop since November 2012 and the lowest settlement since June 28, 2012.

Obamacare likely to cost $300 billion more than thought – Congressional Budget Office
RT - The real cost of Obamacare will be hundreds of billions of dollars more than expected, Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee now say, and will greatly increase the federal deficit during the next decade.

If The Oil Plunge Continues, "Now May Be A Time To Panic" For US Shale Companies
Zero Hedge - It would truly be the crowning achievement of Obama's career if, amazingly, he manages to bankrupt the US shale "miracle" next.

9 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years
Economic Collapse - Is the stock market about to crash? Hopefully not, and there definitely have been quite a few "false alarms" over the past few years. But without a doubt we have been living through one of the greatest financial bubbles in U.S. history, and the markets are absolutely primed for a full-blown crash.

Energy & Environment

Gavin Says That Record Sea Ice In Antarctica Was Caused By Record Heat
Real Science - From the “testing progressives to see how just far their stupidity extends” department. Antarctica set an all-time record for sea ice last month, and Gavin says it was record hot there.

Science & Technology

Drop Dropbox? Concern after alleged 7-million account hack
RT - The passwords of nearly 7 million Dropbox accounts have been seized through third-party services and 400 directly leaked on Pastebin, with promises of more leaks following bitcoin donations. Dropbox denies a hack.

Google Glass user treated for internet addiction caused by the device
The Guardian - Scientists have treated a man they believe to be the first patient with internet addiction disorder, brought on by overuse of Google Glass.


How to construct an emergency Ebola isolation room in your own home after the hospitals are overrun
(NaturalNews) There are 5,723 hospitals in the United States, and only four of them have level-4 biohazard isolation facilities. The other 5,719 are just "regular" hospitals with rooms that are no more secure against Ebola than your own bedroom, most likely.


There are also a lot of other websites with suggestions of ways to use thieves oil from using a few drops in your laundry to helping you to stop smoking. But be very cautious about anything that suggests putting  thieves oil in your mouth or otherwise ingesting the ingredients. Cinnamon essential for example, should never be ingested undiluted because it is quite toxic. This combination is also not recommended for small children or infants. Try this homemade spray disinfectant instead.

Vaccines: Penalizing the Unvaccinated?
Tony Cartalucci - Slate has enthusiastically supported vaccinations and in particular, establishment talking points and narratives regarding them, as well as a particular focus on dismembering mainstream anti-vaccine views. In a recent article titled, “Endangering the Herd,” Slate argues that those refusing to receive vaccines should be penalized, and the act of refusing to be vaccinated be criminalized.

Texas Medical Board as Out of Control as Ever
Alliance for Natural Health - This time the TMB filed a 200-page complaint against him, which focused on alleged “FDA violations”—i.e., FDA warning letters about some minor recordkeeping deficiencies in his recently approved phase 2 clinical trials and some promotional claims for the antineoplastons. The TMB claimed that these technical violations of the federal statute were de facto violations of the state medical practice law.

Every Time You Eat This, It Makes You More Vulnerable to Cancer
Dr. Mercola - The obesity epidemic is directly related to excessive sugar consumption (virtually every single processed food is now loaded with hidden sugar and fructose, including baby food and foods thought of as "health foods"), and this is also a major driving factor for the cancer epidemic. The link between a high-sugar diet, obesity, and cancer can be summarized in two words: insulin resistance. Both obesity and cancer result when your body loses its ability to burn fat as fuel.

Study Warns That Losing Your Sense of Smell May Mean You May Not Live Longer
Dr. Mercola - Your sense of smell is intricately tied to your emotions, your ability to taste, and even sexual attraction… and it’s also intricately tied to your health.... Zinc, an essential trace mineral, is required to produce an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase (CA) VI, critical to taste and smell, which is why loss of sense of smell is one of the classic signs of chronic zinc deficiency. This might be yet another reason why a dwindling sense of smell is linked to impending death, as zinc is important for a number of life-sustaining functions, including...

Dry skin brushing can strengthen immunity, spark detoxification and reverse the hands of time
(NaturalNews) Long used in Ayurveda, dry skin brushing is a powerful -- yet exceptionally economical -- healing therapy. Upon first glance, the practice may not seem like much. We may question how a quick session of brushing the skin can provide such impressive results as heightened immunity, reduction of cellulite and overall detoxification. As unlikely as it may seen, dry skin brushing delivers all of the above and more.

5 DIY therapeutic baths that can change your life for the better
(NaturalNews) If you feel that your health could use a boost, or you need a little extra care, a healing soak is one of the best ways to regain equilibrium, shed toxins and calm the mind.

48-year-old cures high blood pressure, heart palpitations by maintaining this food protocol
(NaturalNews) He remembers experiencing intermittent heart palpitations and episodes of intense heart racing when bending over and standing up quickly. About 15 years ago, his doctor had him on high blood pressure medication. The medication only eased the symptoms but never healed him. At one point, he recalls the medication making him feel worse.... Looking for a better way, he started to cut back on the prescription and started looking into his diet and lifestyle behaviors for answers.

Measles and Measles Vaccines: 14 Things To Consider
Green Med Info - There are facts regarding the history of measles that almost never reach the light of day. Here are 14 things you may not have been told by public health officials, your doctor, or the media.

Camu Camu: More Vitamin C Than Any Other Food Source On Earth
Natural News Blog - Camu camu is a shrub that grows low to the ground and is found throughout the rain forests of the Amazon within Brazil, Columbia, and Peru. It produces a lemon sized, purplish red to light orange fruit that contains a yellowish pulp. This fruit boasts more natural vitamin C than any other food source recorded anywhere on Earth,

10 Food Facts That May Surprise You - From the color of foods to their fat content and nutritional value, there are facts about what we consume, their origin and manufacture which is not common knowledge and rarely promoted as truth. Here are 10 food facts that still surprise the majority.

The Long-Lasting Survival Superfood That Fights Cancer, Diabetes And Even Depression
Off the Grid News - What’s the superfood that people on a low-carb diet know all about? Flax seed! After all, these little seeds are low in carbs and contain plenty of fiber to keep you full. Flax seed are a great storage food and have a shelf life of at least 1-2 years if kept in a cool, dry place out of sunlight.

Tuesday - October 14, 2014 - Today in History:

1879 - Thomas Edison signed an agreement with Jose D. Husbands for the sale of Edison telephones in Chile.
1912 - Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in Milwaukee, WI. Roosevelt's wound in the chest was not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting.
1933 - Nazi Germany announced that it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.
1936 - The first Social Security Board office opened in Austin, TX. The Board's local office took over the assigning of Social Security Numbers.
1947 - Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California, Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break the sound barrier.
1960 - U.S. presidential candidate John F. Kennedy first suggested the idea of a Peace Corps.
1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis began when U.S. reconnaissance aircrafts photographed Soviet construction of intermediate-range missile sites in Cuba.
1964 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award.
1968 - The first live telecast to come from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
1986 - Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev charged that the U.S. wanted to "bleed the Soviet Union economically" with the arms race in space.
1987 - Jessica McClure, 18 months old, fell down an abandoned well in Midland, TX. The rescue took 58 hours.
2002 - Britain stripped power from the Catholic and Protestant politicians of Northern Ireland. Britain resumed sole responsibility for running Northern Ireland.
2006 - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose punishing sanctions on North Korea for carrying out a nuclear test.

World News

Why Regime Change Won’t Stop ISIS in Syria…
Tony Cartalucci - US corporate-financier funded policy think tanks have been taking turns in recent weeks floating the narrative that the next logical step to stopping so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) terrorists in Syria is removing the Syrian government from power – this despite the fact that the only cohesive, organized force in the region capable of fighting ISIS terrorists is the Syrian government and its Syrian Arab Army.

EU to Consider Cancelling Sanctions Against Russia This Month: Diplomat
RIA Novosti - The European Union countries will discuss cancelling sanctions against Russia in late October, the head of European Union's delegation in Russia, Vygaudas Usackas said Tuesday.

S. Korea deploys more weapons to border regions to deter N. Korea
Yonhap News - The South Korean military said Monday it has deployed additional weapons to islands near the tense western maritime border to better deal with North Korea's growing threats.

Worst Ebola epidemic in history LIVE UPDATES
RT - The worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history is threatening to spread out of West Africa and affect countries further afield. The first case was reported in Guinea on March 22.

Shock Claim: Infected Spanish Nurse Only Trained fo Half Hour on Protective Gear
Breitbart - In a scathing letter calling for the resignation of Madrid's regional health chief Javier Rodríguez, the husband of a nurse auxiliary who contracted Ebola from a patient in Spain asserts that his wife received only half an hour of training in how to appropriately use protective gear, and chides the government for not doing enough to protect her.

Ebola outbreak: UN worker dies in Germany hospital
BBC - The man had been working as a UN medical official in Liberia - one of the worst affected countries by the outbreak - when he caught Ebola. He arrived in Germany last Thursday for treatment and was put into a special isolation unit. "Despite intensive medical measures and maximum efforts by the medical team, the 56-year-old UN employee succumbed to the serious infectious disease," a statement from St Georg hospital said.

Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her
RT - Italian police have arrested a nurse suspected of killing at least 38 of her patients because they, or their relatives, were irritating her. The officials also found a selfie, with the nurse giving a thumbs-up in front of a recently deceased patient.

Powerful earthquake strikes off El Salvador, one dead
(Reuters) - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck late on Monday off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua and was felt across Central America, killing at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.

NATO must force Turkey to stop support for ISIL: German MP
Press TV - The deputy speaker of the Bundestag rejected the Turkish government’s “unacceptable dealings” with ISIL terrorists, saying Turkey is harboring an ISIL militant camp in Istanbul.“Turkey has also allowed weapons to be transported into Syria through its borders. Also that the ISIS (ISIL) has been able to sell its oil via Turkey is extraordinary,” the Green Party MP added.

As 'secret Saudi deal' increases harm to Russian currency, China intervenes - Last Friday it was revealed that the purpose behind Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Saudi Arabia a few weeks back was to sign a secret deal by which the leading OPEC state would saturate the markets with excess oil and cause prices to fall for the global commodity.This move would have the consequence of causing vast harm to the Russian Rouble, and increase inflation and price instability for the Eurasian state.

Italy loses billions in economic standoff with Russia, opposition leader says
RT - The EU sanctions imposed on Russia have already cost Italy alone two billion euro due to Moscow’s retaliatory food embargo, the leader of Italian opposition party Matteo Salvini says.

Greece plans early exit from largest IMF rescue package in history
RT - Athens has informed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it will end its obligations to the unpopular rescue program, which placed crippling austerity measures on the country, more than a year early.

70-90% efficiency: Russia to send Ebola vaccine to W. Africa in 2 months
RT - In two months, Russia is planning to send a new experimental vaccine against Ebola to Africa, according to the country’s health minister. The efficiency of the drug, which is to be tested on the ground, is about 70-90 percent.

Thailand Invites Tourists to Experience Martial Law
Adan Salazar - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), a government organization, is poised to launch a campaign urging foreign travelers to experience a “martial law” holiday, arguing that tanks on its streets and men decked out in full military attire would make tourists feel safe 24/7, states a report published on Thai website Khaosod English.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Dallas Nurse: Is Ebola Airborne Now?
Kurt Nimmo - A three year nurse at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital told a local television station she fears Ebola may be airborne. “We are wondering if it really is contact in airborne or contact in a breach of protocol,” she said. “We really don’t know.”

Texas nurse fighting Ebola receives blood transfusion from survivor Dr Kent Brantly
Daily Mail - It is the third time Dr Brantly has donated blood to Ebola victims after medics discovered he had the same blood type as previous patient Dr Nick Sacra and NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who is still being treated.

About 70 Hospital Staffers Cared for Ebola Patient... All Unmonitored by CDC!
Breitbart - About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man who was visiting Dallas, according to medical records his family provided to The Associated Press.

Louisiana Attempting to Block Ebola Waste from Texas
Breitbart - Waste disposal from Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who brought Ebola into the U.S., won't be brought to Louisiana if one of the state's officials has his way. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is filing a temporary restraining order to keep Ebola waste, even if it is incinerated, out of his state.

Doctors Nationwide Slam CDC Handling of Ebola
Washington’s Blog - Infectious Disease Experts, Safety Experts, Doctors and Nurses All Say the CDC Has Been Messing Up the Ebola Response.

Sick Passengers On Boston Flight Prompt Ebola Scare, Hazmat Crews On Scene
Truth Revolt - In hazmat suits and surrounded by emergency crews and equipment, a plane at Boston’s Logan Airport was locked down and passengers escorted away amid fear of Ebola, as multiple passengers reported flu-like symptoms.

ISIS Magazine Pays Tribute to CIA Asset Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Kurt Nimmo - Apparently, the editors of Dabiq and the upper echelon of the organization and its titular head, the mysterious Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, are unaware of the fact al-Zarqawi was the stuff of a Pentagon psychological operation.

85% of Nurses Not Trained for Ebola
Kit Daniels - Eighty-five percent of America’s nurses said their hospitals have not educated them on Ebola, according to a poll conducted by the largest nursing association in the U.S. Additionally, 76% of the nurses said their hospitals have not informed them how to admit potential Ebola patients in the poll conducted Sunday by National Nurses United which surveyed 2,000 registered nurses at over 750 facilities in 46 states.

VIDEO: "Hello. Your Neighbor Has Ebola."
The Daily Sheeple - Oh boy. Hundreds of people received an automated phone call to let them know one of their neighbors was suffering from Ebola. How very comforting.

Pastor with AIDS admits to sex with church members
USA Today Oct 9, 2014 - A Pastor shocked his Montgomery, Ala., congregation and the entire community with the admission that he had sex with female church members while knowing that he had AIDS. The Rev. Juan D. McFarland made the admission from the pulpit during a Sunday service in September, said Deacon Nathan Williams Jr., a 71-year member of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

Ousted pastor who admits AIDS, drug abuse, refuses to step down Oct 13, 2014 - McFarland's refusal to step down became very clear this past Sunday. McPhillips said, even though he was voted out, the ousted pastor showed up to the church and delivered a sermon on divine healing. “The majority of the members were shocked. There were only about 50 people there. But why show up to a church you have been voted out of? A lot of members are intimidated. He has run that church like a dictator over the years,” McPhillips said.

Cops caught using millions in seized assets on surveillance gear, weapons and clowns
RT - “Police agencies have used hundreds of millions of dollars taken from Americans under federal civil forfeiture law in recent years to buy guns, armored cars and electronic surveillance gear,” Robert O’Harrow and Steven Rich wrote for the Post. “They have also spent money on luxury vehicles, travel and a clown named Sparkles.”

Cornel West among protesters arrested in Ferguson (VIDEO)
RT - West — a renowned academic and former Harvard professor — was among a group of protesters engaged in an organized act of civil disobedience Monday afternoon outside of the Ferguson Police Department. MSNBC reported that at least 18 individuals, including West and prominent faith leaders, were arrested from a group of roughly 130 that had assembled outside of the station.

Five-year-old who pretended her crayon was a gun is forced to sign contract by her kindergarten promising not to kill others or herself
Daily Mail - The angry mother said the school then had her daughter sign a Mobile [Alabama] County Public Safety Contract without her consent. 'While I was in the lobby waiting they had my 5-year-old sign a contract about suicide and homicide,' Rebecca said. '(They) asked her if she was depressed now.

A Great Day For Seven Americans Formerly On The No Fly List
Liberty Crier - Following a court order, the government today notified seven people who were on the No Fly List that they are cleared to fly. The six men and one woman are part of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit filed in 2010 on behalf of 13 Americans challenging their inclusion on the No Fly List.

10 Awesome Movies with Libertarian Messages - I was recently asked to choose some of my favorite films with libertarian messages. Below is a (by no means definitive) list of ten films that provides rich insight into the heart and soul of libertarianism. The criteria? Simply a film containing a libertarian lesson to be learned, whether intended by the filmmakers or not.

Economy & Business

12 Charts That Show The Permanent Damage That Has Been Done To The U.S. Economy
Economic Collapse - Hopefully this article will be a wake up call. The last major wave of the economic collapse did a colossal amount of damage to our economic foundations, and now the next major wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching.

Building an Ark: How to Protect Public Revenues from the Next Meltdown
Dissident Voice - Concerns are growing that we are heading for another banking crisis, one that could be far worse than in 2008. But this time, there will be no government bailouts. Instead, per the Dodd-Frank Act, bankrupt banks will be confiscating (or “bailing in”) their customers’ deposits…But there is a better way forward.

Energy & Environment

This Woman’s Death May Confirm All Your Suspicions About Smart Meters
Off the Grid News - Smart meters may be linked to a series of house fires and one death in two Nevada communities, and the fire chiefs of the towns have asked the state Public Utilities Commission to launch an investigation, which it is doing.

Some sections of the San Andreas Fault system in San Francisco Bay Area are locked, overdue - Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study that measures fault creep. Three fault sections – Hayward, Rodgers Creek and Green Valley – are nearing or past their average recurrence interval, according to the study published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

Science & Technology

NSA Has Used Covert Operatives in Foreign Companies to Advance Surveillance Capabilities
AllGov - …But according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former contractor who obtained classified information about U.S. domestic spy operations, the NSA also employs agents who work in foreign companies and physically compromise devices and computer networks.

Voiceprint harvesting – the next frontier in data privacy war
RT - Corporations and governments alike are hungry for data on people. In addition to internet behavior records and mobile phone metadata, there is a little-known digital bounty they are after – voiceprints – and they’re harvesting them in their millions. Corporate and government databases in the US, Europe and elsewhere contain more than 65 million samples of people’s voices, AP reports, citing interviews with dozens of industry representatives.


Amaranth: a gluten-free grain rich in protein and minerals
(NaturalNews) Amaranth is a broad-leafed plant that is native to the southern half of North America. It is part of the Amaranthaceae family of flowering plants, which also includes beets, Swiss chard, spinach and quinoa, and is characterized by its rapid growing speed and competitive nature. In fact, amaranth is so aggressive that many American gardeners regard it as nothing more than a noxious weed that does little but threaten the livelihood of other, less invasive plants.

Deodorants and antiperspirants may actually increase offensive odor in addition to wreaking havoc on health
(NaturalNews) It's no secret that common deodorants, while they smell fragrant and have pleasant-sounding names that make people feel as though they are rugged warriors or living in the tropics, are filled with body-damaging chemicals. Namely, aluminum compounds, parabens and phthalates are ingredients in many kinds of antiperspirants and deodorants designed to act as preservatives while also fending off offensive odors.

Shiitake Mushrooms: A Must For Your Immune System - A symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally for more than 6,000 years. They are now cultivated worldwide for both culinary and medicinal purposes. They are champions in immune, anti-cancer and cardiovascular benefits.

Simple Fermented Carrot Sticks and the Two Types of Fermented Vegetables
Health Impact News - Most of us are familiar with sauerkraut, kimchi, and cucumber pickles as forms of fermented vegetables. Or we are, at the very least familiar with the store-bought vinegar-brined modern day versions of what once were lactic acid fermented vegetables. But you can ferment just about any vegetable, turning it into a lively probiotic-rich snack, condiment, or enzymatic addition to your meals.

7 Warning Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Natural News Blog - The importance of B12 in the human body is hard to overestimate. And while you hear things like how it’s important for your nerves, DNA and red blood cells among many other things, what does a lack of it actually do in more “every day” language? To answer that, let’s take a look at a case study of what can happen when your levels get too low.

Pet News

Why I don’t Vaccinate My Dogs At All - According to Dr Jean W Dodds, an eminent vet and researcher, both allergic and autoimmune diseases have been rising since the introduction of modified live virus vaccines. Autoimmune diseases are where the body attacks self; they include cancer, leukaemia, thyroid disease, Addisons, Grave’s disease, autoimmune haemolytic anaemia, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus, thrombocytopenia, organ failure, skin inflammations, and more.

Humor & Satire

What It's Like to Carry Your Nobel Prize through Airport Security
Scientific American - Among the many changes the Nobel Prize brought to Schmidt’s life: travel hassles. Here’s what he said it’s like to carry a Nobel medal aboard an airplane...

Monday - October 13, 2014 - Today in History:

1775 - The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
1792 - The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The building became known as the White House in 1818.
1812 - American forces were defeated at the Battle of Queenstown Heights. The British victory effectively ended an further U.S. invasion of Canada.
1854 - The state of Texas ratified a state constitution.
1943 - During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany.
1944 - American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.
1944 - During World War II, British and Greek advance units landed at Piraeus.
1953 - An ultrasonic burglar alarm was patented by Samuel Bagno.
1960 - The World Series ended on a home run for the first time. Bill Mazeroski's homerun allowed the Pirates to beat the Yankees.
1967 - The first game of the new American Basketball Association was played.
1981 - Egyptian voters elected Vice President Hosni Mubarak as the new president one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.
1989 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of the Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega.
1992 - A commercial flight record was set by an Air France supersonic jetliner for circling the Earth in 33 hours and one minute.
1998 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) canceled regular season games, due to work stoppage, for first time in its 51-year history.
1999 - The U.S. Senate rejected the ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
2006 - The United Nations General Assembly appointed South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon the next U.N. secretary-general.
2008 - The Dow Jones industrial average soared 936.42 points – it's largest one-day increase – ending eight consecutive days of stock market declines.
2010 - Rescuers in Chile pulled 33 men one by one to freedom 69 days after they were trapped in a collapsed mine a half-mile underground.
2010 - Near Copiapó, Chile, 33 miners were trapped underground in San José Mine. The miners were rescued after 69 days underground.

World News

Bombing ISIS in Syria, US eyes Damascus: No-fly zone ‘may be part of campaign’
RT - Even though Islamic State militants in Syria have no aircraft to speak of, the US’s top military commander says establishing a no-fly zone may be part of the campaign. Such a move is what US allies, including Turkey, have been pressing for.

Turkey Allows US to Use Bases to Fight Islamic State: Reports
RIA Novosti - Turkey agreed to allow the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to use its military bases to fight against the extremist group, Agence France-Presse reported Monday.

Over $1billion in USD "stolen" from Iraq, US impedes investigation
NY Times - Exactly what happened to that money after it arrived in Baghdad became one of the many unanswered questions from the chaotic days of the American occupation, when billions were flowing into the country from the United States and corruption was rampant.

To grow cheap marijuana, Italy calls in the army
Reuters - Italy legalized marijuana for medical use last year, but the high cost of buying legal pot in a pharmacy meant few people signed up. Now, the government has found a solution: get the army to grow it. Starting next year, a high-security lab in a military compound in Florence will grow cannabis for Italy’s health care system in an experiment the government says could bring safe, legal and affordable marijuana to suffering patients.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia giving terrorists WMDs, Syria claims
RT - Syria’s UN envoy has accused Turkey and Saudi Arabia of giving weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) to terrorist groups fighting in the country. The charge precedes reports Kurdish fighters battling ISIS militants have been attacked with chemical weapons.

Russia troops ordered to withdraw from Ukraine border
Press TV - Putin's spokesman said about 17,600 soldiers in the Rostov region would be pulled back because the period of their training is completed, Russian media reported…The order came ahead of a planned meeting between the Russian president and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Friday.

Saudi Arabia's "Oil-Weapon" Hits Europe
Zero Hedge - In today's Wall Street Journal we get the final piece of the puzzle as it is clear that what Saudi Arabia loses in 'price' it will make up in 'volume' as The Kingdon is taking the unusual step of asking buyers to commit to maximum shipments if they want to get its crude. Simply put, "they are threatening [European] buyers" to discontinue sales if they don't agree with the full fixed deliveries.

Bankocalypse drill: US and UK to run ‘too big to fail’ collapse simulation
RT Oct. 11, 2014 - The US and UK will stage a comprehensive simulation next week check whether the countries’ financial and banking sectors are still vulnerable to the problem of the ‘too big to fail’ institutions and coordinate their actions in case of such collapse.

8th Largest Bank in World Opening Operations in Russia. It’s Chinese
Global Research - The Russian newspaper Kommersant reported yesterday that the Agricultural Bank of China is starting operations in Russia. This is a big deal, because this bank is huge, the eighth largest in the world. It’s a sign of how quickly China will be able to fill the financing vacuum left by sanction, and an example of European companies losing markets to Chinese competitors.

Israel, Palestine draft joint Ebola response plan
RT - To draft a joint action plan to prevent Ebola, Israeli and Palestinian officials held a meeting over weekend, while Tel Aviv is introducing hospital drills and setting tighter border controls to curb the threat of the deadly virus.

Scientists in Russia developing three Ebola vaccines – Health Ministry
RT - Russian scientists are working on three potential Ebola vaccines which they expect to introduce as soon as in the next six months. One of the vaccines is “already ready for clinical trials,” Russia’s health minister Veronika Skvortsova has announced.

Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide
The Telegraph - The WHO said 4,033 people have died from Ebola as of October 8 out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The sharp rise in deaths came as the UN said aid pledges to fight the outbreak have fallen well short of the $1 billion (£600 million) needed.

Fearing Ebola, Liberia cancels democratic elections as President seeks to control, speech, religion and private property
(NaturalNews) The African nation of Liberia was founded, in part, by freed American slaves, but now, nearly 200 years later, the country is in danger of becoming overrun by Ebola, and its president is seeking dictatorial powers.

Tritium up tenfold in Fukushima groundwater after Typhoon Phanfone
Japan Times Oct 12, 2014 - Some 150,000 becquerels of tritium per liter were measured in a groundwater sample taken Thursday from a well east of the No. 2 reactor. The figure is a record for the well and over 10 times the level measured the previous week. In addition, materials that emit beta rays, such as strontium-90, which causes bone cancer, also shattered records with a reading of 1.2 million becquerels, the utility said of the sample. The water crisis could get worse as the nation braces for Typhoon Vongfong this week.

Massive waves pound Japan and China and 200,000 flee their homes as 'super-typhoon' Vongfong hits
Daily Mail Oct 12, 2014 - Huge waves pounded Japanese coastal towns as 'super-typhoon' Vongfong battered the southern island of Okinawa on Sunday. More than 200,000 residents were forced to flee their homes on the island, some 1,000 miles south of Tokyo, before it was hit by what was Japan's most powerful storm this year.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

‘Ebola protocol in place’: Suspected case transferred to Boston hospital
RT - A hospital in Boston area’s Braintree, Massachusetts has been briefly quarantined after a patient who recently travelled to Liberia was suspected of having Ebola. The patient showing some symptoms of the disease was transferred to another facility.

U.S. Government to Award $1 Million for Best Ebola Hazmat Suit Design - The White House has teamed up with USAID, the CDC, and the U.S. Department of Defense to offer a $1 million award for a superior and improved HAZMAT suit design in hopes of better assisting healthcare workers in their fight against Ebola.

Ebola protective gear inadequate? Medical staff in USA and Spain infected while wearing isolation gear
(NaturalNews) Ebola is now spreading in a hospital in Dallas as a health care worker there was confirmed to have contracted Ebola from "patient zero" Thomas Duncan. The alarming part of this development is that the health worker was wearing CDC-recommended protective gear and was working in precisely the kind of advanced, first-world hospital where we have all been assured Ebola could never spread.

Official: Fleas in Arizona testing positive for plague
(NaturalNews) Something has been killing off prairie dogs living in and around Doney Park in Flagstaff, Arizona, and health officials have now confirmed it to be the plague.

Health care worker at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas tests positive for Ebola
Dallas News - The infected person detected a fever Friday night and drove herself to the Presbyterian emergency room, where she was placed in isolation 90 minutes later. A blood sample sent to the state health lab in Austin confirmed Saturday night that she had Ebola — the first person to contract the disease in the United States.
* Related: DC chief says all staff who treated Duncan are 'at risk' after protocol breach

L.A. Times Blames 'Fourth Branch of Government'--the NRA--for Ebola
Breitbart - Why is the NRA to blame? Because they successfully opposed President Obama's surgeon general nominee--Dr. Vivek Murthy--in March 2013. Murthy wanted to treat gun violence as a public health issue instead of a criminal matter, thereby opening the back door for gun edicts that usurped the Second Amendment via administrative law.

10 Illegal Immigrant Minors Diagnosed with TB
Breitbart - Ten unaccompanied alien children (UAC), who entered the U.S. illegally, were diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) between January through September, CNS News is reporting. All were detained while trying to enter the United States from the Mexican border, according to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Their points of entry were not disclosed.

Enterovirus D-68 Infections More than Double in One Week in California
Breitbart - California has reported 32 cases of the respiratory illness enterovirus D-68, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said on Friday.

297 Congress Members Have Earmarked $3.8 Billion for Organizations Tied to Them or Family Members
Melissa Melton - Remember back when Democrat Congressman Jim Moran, U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 8th congressional district gave an interview where he said that Congress is underpaid at $174,000 a year and needs a raise because Americans need to understand that Congress is “the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world”? Well, check out what the “board of directors” has been up to.

‘Justice for everyone!’ Thousands stand up against police brutality in Ferguson, St. Louis
RT - Hundreds of protesters standing in front of the Ferguson police department are demanding justice for Mike Brown, a black teenager killed by a white cop. Rallies in downtown St. Louis have drawn thousands, all standing up against police brutality.

Cop Buys Family a Car Seat Instead of Issuing Ticket: Still Good Men in Blue
Natural Society - When a mom in Michigan was pulled over for driving without her child in a legal seat, the police officer did something special. He bought her a car seat instead of giving her a citation.

Veteran News

US Air Attendant Denies Vet Request to Hang Medal-Filled Jacket: Not a 'First-Class' Passenger
Breitbart - First Sergeant Albert Marle was on board flight 1930 en route to Charlotte, North Carolina two days ago when he was looking for a place to hang his dress blue uniform jacket, filled with service medals, so it wouldn't wrinkle. He reached out to an airline attendant for help, but was quickly reminded that he was seated in coach.

Economy & Business

"Prepare For Runs", IMF Warns Policymakers Of "Elevated Financial Stability & Liquidity Risks"
Zero Hedge - The extended period of monetary accommodation and the accompanying search for yield are leading to credit mispricing and asset price pressures, increasing the chance that financial stability risks could derail the recovery.

Energy & Environment

Incinerating Birds Bad for Business, Solar Energy Company Drops Project
Breitbart - An Oakland-based solar energy company jettisoned their plans to build a 75-story solar tower outside of California's Joshua Tree National Park because solar rays emanating from the structure incinerated birds in midair.

Science & Technology

‘Bionic eye’ helps blind man see again after 33 years (VIDEO)
RT - A previously blind man from North Carolina has been granted the ability to digitally see once again through a new “bionic eye” which can transform light into images. Larry Hester, 66, was blind for 33 years before scientists at Duke University, in North Carolina, switched on the device.

‘Hostile to privacy’: Snowden urges internet users to get rid of Dropbox
RT - Edward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways.

Second 'Snowden' leaking classified data - 'Citizenfour' documentary
RT - Filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras’s new film on Edward Snowden has ex-Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald revealing the existence of a second classified document leaker, following August’s official investigation into the possibility.

First mind-controlled prosthetic arm can hold egg without smashing it (VIDEO)
RT - The world’s first amputee to receive a prosthetic arm directly connected to his bone, nerves and muscles has managed to perform highly complicated tasks, all with the power of his mind, a recent study has revealed.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops
Natural Society - Monsanto stock like Bill Gates, who owns hundreds of thousand of Monsanto shares worth about $23 million? It might be time to pull out since the company just reported over $156 million in losses for the fourth quarter.

“The Future of Food”—GMOs, Gene Patenting, and the Corporatization of Our Food Supply
Dr. Mercola - With genetic engineering, in order for a gene to be inserted into a cell, you need something good at invading cells, which is why bacteria and viruses are typically used to "smuggle" desirable DNA from one organism into another... a complicated and unpredictable process. What could possibly go wrong?

Cornucopia’s New Infographic "Outs" Food Brands Against GMO Labeling - The Cornucopia Institute has released a shopper’s guide revealing which companies support or oppose the initiatives, and it may surprise you.

Plants Can Hear Themselves Being Eaten, and Can Communicate the Threat to Their Neighbors
Dr. Mercola - When a bug such as a caterpillar chews on a plant’s leaf, the plant “hears” the vibrations of the chewing, and produces chemicals to defend itself from further harm. These chemicals are also what give a plant many of its medicinal qualities, such as glucosinolates, which have anti-cancer properties, and other antioxidants


The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
(NaturalNews) Even though Ebola is a virus, it only makes sense to start clearing out any harmful bacteria in your digestive system in order for your immune system to function properly. This will allow it to do its job more efficiently, which is a must have when dealing with more deadly infections such as Ebola. Antibacterial foods and herbs to consider, include...

Top herbs to help cleanse lungs, make breathing easier
(NaturalNews) The American Lung Association estimates that COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and that asthma affects millions of Americans. However, many respiratory conditions like these can be managed naturally by turning to herbs that cleanse and nurture the lungs and help make breathing easier.

Psyllium Dietary Fiber Could Cut Health Care Costs
Dr. Mercola - Adding psyllium fiber to your daily diet could reduce your risk of a heart-related event significantly, cut health care costs by the billions, and costs just 30 cents a day.

Health benefits of zucchini, a very versatile food
(NaturalNews) Zucchini is a very versatile food. It can be eaten raw or cooked, can be consumed virtually in its entirety and has several health benefits. Of course, be sure to choose organic zucchini.

6 Reasons I Won't Give My Kids The Nasal Flu Vaccine
Green Med Info - It's that time of year again, when nurses are out in force like army recruitment officers, waging a war on deadly germs and rounding up volunteers for experimental vaccines.

Read This before You Pop Another Big Pharma Antibiotic
Natural Society - A study published by Mayo Clinic found that almost 70% of Americans are on at least one pharmaceutical; antibiotics top the list, followed by antidepressants, and opioid pain killers.

6 Sure Signs You Need to Detox
Natural Society - An often overlooked solution, detoxing could help with various maladies. Here are several ways your body is communicating that need to do a detox.

The Surprising Health Benefits of the Sugary Date Fruit
Natural Society - There are approximately 20 varieties of dates, yet only four varieties were found to have significant health benefits: yellow Barhi, Deri, Medjool and Halawi.... The study found that dates improved triglyceride profiles, and lowered oxidative stress levels by “reducing blood triglycerides,” which “improves the quality” of blood cholesterol by reducing its oxidation.” They also discovered that dates attach themselves to harmful, oxygen-free radicals and remove them from the body.

The healing benefits of pumpkin
(NaturalNews) As the bright orange color may suggest, the mighty pumpkin is full of life promoting nutrients. These are made available through the meat and the seeds. Some of the nutrients available in pumpkin meat include...

How To Make Healthy, Natural And Gourmet Fall Pumpkin Drinks
Off the Grid News - Watching football with friends? Check. Jumping into leaves? Check. Sipping a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? Check. These are a few of my favorite things about fall. But if you’re like me, you probably don’t go to Starbucks – or similar coffee shops – all that much.... A Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte (grande) has more than 12 teaspoons of sugar. And a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino (venti) has 23 teaspoons!
* Related: Dissecting Starbucks "Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pet News

May Cause No Symptoms for 3 to 5 Days, But Swift Action Could Be Life Saving
Dr. Becker - This common rodent poisoning can also kill your pet. And though symptoms may not show up for days, be proactive and get your pet to the vet fast for life-saving treatment. The 3 ways your dog or cat can get in trouble, and 4 deadly poisons to avoid.

Humor & Satire

YouTube: Hawk Attacks Drone!
On Oct 8th, I was flying my quadcopter at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, when a hawk decided he wasn't too happy with my invasion of his airspace. As far as I could tell, the juvenile red-tailed hawk came out unscathed, and having defeated his prey, was happy to retreat.

Friday - October 10, 2014 - Today in History:

1845 - The United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, MD.
1886 - The tuxedo dinner jacket made its U.S. debut in New York City.
1911 - China's Manchu dynasty was overthrown by revolutionaries under Sun Yat-sen.
1913 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggered the explosion of the Gamboa Dike that ended the construction of the Panama Canal.
1933 - Dreft, the first synthetic detergent, went on sale.
1957 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologized to Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, the finance minister of Ghana, after the official had been refused service in a Dover, DE, restaurant.
1959 - Pan American World Airways announced the beginning of the first global airline service.
1973 - Fiji became independent after of nearly a century of British rule.
1978 - The U.S. bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar was signed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
1984 - The U.S. Congress passed the 2nd Boland Amendment which outlawed solicitation of 3rd-party countries to support the Contras. The amendment barred the use of funds available to CIA, defense, or intelligence agencies for "supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Nicaragua by any nation, group, organization or individual."
1991 - The United States cut all foreign aid to Haiti in reaction to a military coup that forced President Jean-Claude Aristide into exile.
1994 - Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras resigned as Haiti's commander-in-chief of the army and pledged to leave the country.
1994 - Iraq announced it was withdrawing its forces from the Kuwaiti border. No signs of a pullback were observed.
1997 - The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, opened to the public. Architect Frank Gehry designed the 450 ft. long and 98 ft. wide building.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush presented a list of 22 most wanted terrorists.
2003 - Rush Limbaugh annouced that he was addicted to painkillers and that he was going to check into a rehab center.
2010 - In China, Canton Tower opened to the public.

World News

Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes
(Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as U.S.-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening.

At least 10 killed in ongoing unrest in Turkey
RT - At least ten people have been killed in Turkey as the unrest in the country enters its fourth day. Overall around 30 people were killed in violent protests over the fate of the Kurdish town of Kobani assaulted by the Islamic State jihadists in Syria.

US planes worth $500mn sold for scrap in Afghanistan – for just $32,000
RT - A US watchdog is asking why 16 planes bought for the Afghan Air Force, costing almost $500 million, were turned into scrap metal valued at just $32,000. The government wants to know why hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ money were wasted on the project.

Typhoon expected to make direct hit on Fukushima
ENENews - Gov’t models show center of Vongfong over nuclear plant next week (Maps)

1.8 million fleeing ISIS in 'deadly, life-threatening' situation - UN
RT - A total of 1.8 million people are in a “deadly, life-threatening situation” according to a UN report on Iraq. Their lives are in danger daily, while the influx of refugees is putting strain on locals – and schools have been delayed from opening.

Killer cost of Ebola: World Bank warns of $33bn doomsday scenario
RT - The spread of Ebola presents a $33 billion threat to West African economies says the World Bank. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is pouring billions into halting the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, from airport screenings to military aid in Africa.

Why is Britain sending troops to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone?
The Guardian - After yesterday’s meeting of the government’s crisis group, Cobra, it was announced that the UK would be sending 750 troops and a hospital ship to Sierra Leone to help combat the spread of Ebola there.

VIDEO: UK factory's orders for Ebola protection suits double in a day - video
The Guardian - A British safety company has been asked to make 100,000 Ebola protection suits, an order up from 50,000 on Thursday morning.... UK hospitals are gearing up for an outbreak of the disease, which experts say is unlikely.

Briton dies of suspected Ebola in Macedonia, his hotel sealed off
Daily Mail - A Briton with symptoms of Ebola has died in Macedonia, local authorities said. The hotel in Skopje where he was staying has been sealed off, while another Briton and hotel staff are being kept inside to prevent possible spreading of infection.

Heading to Japan: Strongest storm of 2014 as seen by NASA astronaut (PHOTO)
RT - NASA astronaut has posted the photo of the biggest 2014 storm on Earth from the International Space Station. Typhoon Vongfong is heading to Japan coast and is as powerful as the Haiyan storm that killed thousands of people in 2013.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Khorasan terrorists will attack US ‘very, very soon,’ FBI director warns
The Daily Sheeple - The Khorasan Group, the Al-Qaeda-linked cell that just landed on the US intelligence radar last month, allegedly has Americans in its ranks fighting in the Middle East whom the FBI cannot prevent from re-entering the country.

White House Aide Involved in Prostitution Scandal Now Works in Office on Global Women's Issues
Breitbart - The White House had information two years ago indicating that one of their advance travel volunteers, the son of a major Democratic donor with ties to the White House, was involved in the Secret Service prostitution scandal. That former aide now works for the State Department's Office on Global Women's Issues.

White House Hosts Fashion Show As Ebola Spreads Like AIDS
Kit Daniels - The White House somehow found the time to host a fashion show despite government officials admitting they are completely unprepared for an AIDS-like Ebola pandemic in the U.S.

Texas Sheriff's Deputy Does Not Have Ebola
Breitbart - On Thursday afternoon the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement, "The Texas Department of State Health Services has completed testing of the specimen submitted today by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The result is negative for Ebola."

Angry protesters target ‘wealthy’ whites; vandalize home, burn US flags, assault reporter, call for officer’s death
Bizpac Review - The streets of Ferguson were literally on fire Thursday night with protesters chanting for the death of Officer Darren Wilson, the cop who fatally shot Michael Brown. They also vandalized homes, committed assaults, blocked traffic and threw knives at police. This is hot on the heels of the shooting of a black teen with a lengthy criminal record on Wednesday.

“City Orders Family to Get Rid of Special Needs Child’s Make-A-Wish Gift
Ben Swann - A family is locked in a struggle with the Santa Fe Springs city government after officials issued a citation ordering them to tear down a backyard playground that was built by the Make-A-Wish Foundation for their 10-year-old daughter who suffers from a severe seizure disorder.

NYPD allegedly take $1,300 from man in video
Ben Swann - A video recorded on a cell phone has emerged showing an NYPD officer allegedly stealing $1,300 from a man while carrying out a stop-and-frisk.

50 Of The Craziest Laws In America, One From Each State
UFP News - Independent Journal Review and Policy Mic have pulled together 50 of the most ridiculous laws, one from each state, that might be competition with the insanity of the Obama administration’s agenda.

Civilian Casualty Guidelines for U.S. Drone Strikes Not Applied to Bombing in Syria and Iraq
AllGov - President Obama has decided that as much as he hates civilian casualties in warfare, special protections intended to avoid them won't apply to the air campaign in Syria and Iraq. Reports indicate multiple deaths of civilians. One said missiles killed at least nine people, including five children, in the village of Kafr Deryan, Syria. The administration so far has not confirmed any civilian casualties. But it has admitted deaths and injuries could happen.

90% of All Deaths In War Are CIVILIANS
Washington's Blog - The June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health notes: The proportion of civilian deaths and the methods for classifying deaths as civilian are debated, but civilian war deaths constitute 85% to 90% of casualties caused by war, with about 10 civilians dying for every combatant killed in battle.”

Marine Corps drill focuses on pandemic preparation - Service members participate in the full-scale Vigilant Response exercise, which simulates a pandemic smallpox outbreak at Marine Corps Air Station New River. Roughly 1,500 personnel from New River, Camp Lejeune, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, and the Onslow County Department of Public Health and Emergency Services participated in the exercise, and members received their annual flu vaccinations during the simulation.

Ebola scare: LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from W. Africa
RT - Airplane cabin cleaning crews at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, citing, in part, possible exposure to the Ebola virus. Meanwhile, a poll found most Americans want flights banned from Ebola-ravaged areas.

Libs Claim Using the Term “Obola” is Racist
Paul Joseph Watson - Liberal journalists are now claiming that Americans who use the term #Obola are racist and xenophobic, continuing the trend whereby any criticism of President Obama is hastily characterized as a racial slur.

Protests erupt in St. Louis after white cop kills black teen
USA Today - Angry protests erupted Wednesday night in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis after an off-duty white police officer shot and killed an African-American teenager who, police said, had fired three shots at him.

St. Louis braces for weekend of protests over Michael Brown killing
(Reuters) - At least 6,000 have registered on an organizing website for the "weekend of resistance" events in and around Ferguson, which kick off on Friday with a "justice now" march to the office of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. The weekend is to be capped with actions of "civil disobedience" on Monday.

Major Yoga Studio Forced to Cancel Costume Party After Claims of Racism
Paul Joseph Watson - A major yoga studio in Austin, Texas has been forced to cancel its annual anniversary Bollywood-themed costume party after some complained that the event was “offensive” to South Asians.

Here's What Happened When One City Gave Homeless People Shelter Instead of Throwing Them in Jail
AlterNet - Salt Lake City crunched the numbers. And the prescription was clear. The city was spending $20,000 per homeless resident per year – funding for policing, arrests, jail time, shelter, and emergency services. Homelessness was not going down. Instead, for $7,800 a year through a new program called Housing First, the city could provide a person with an apartment and case management services.

Economy & Business

Tens of thousands of Louisianans are bracing for double-digit health insurance premium hikes
Breitbart - The Times-Picayune reported on Wednesday that Louisiana's largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, plans to increase the rates of its Blue Saver, Blue Max, and Multi-State individual plans sold on the state's Obamacare exchange between 18.3% and 19.7%.

Ebola drug maker Chimerix's stock tumbles after Dallas patient dies
LA Times - About two hours after officials announced the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Durham, N.C., company’s stock was trading at $30.54, down $2.69, or 8.1%. The shares had hit an all-time high earlier in the day before the announcement.

Veteran News

Honor Flight Austin Seeking Pearl Harbor Survivors for Special Trip
Breitbart - Honor Flight Austin, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trips for veterans to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C., is focused on a special mission for the next few months: reaching out to any survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack on the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to invite them to participate in a ceremony at the Memorial commemorating their service.

Science & Technology

EFF Launches 2 New Sites Dedicated to Protection From Mass Surveillance
Activist Post - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched, a new site showcasing digital privacy advocates from around the world who are leading the fight against mass surveillance. The site includes figures from the organization's growing list of Counter-Surveillance Success Stories, a set of guides showing how individuals and organizations have taken on state and corporate spying in their own countries—and won.

How The NSA Plans To Recruit Your Teenagers The NSA has began sponsoring cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students, agency recruiter Steven LaFountain told CNBC’s Eamon Javers in a recent interview. Six prototype camps launched this past summer, and the NSA hopes to expand the program to some 25 schools and, eventually, to have a presence in schools in all 50 states.

As FBI Spying Program Goes on Trial, Twitter Sues U.S. Government over Surveillance Data
AllGov - In a San Francisco court, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is trying to restrict the FBI from obtaining records from U.S. businesses. And Twitter sued the government claiming the Justice Department has violated its First Amendment rights by stifling its ability to tell users about government surveillance.


Still time to sign up for “The Quest for The Cures…Continues” mini-series
Ty Bollinger - “The Quest for The Cures…Continues” is the first ever, investigative report (60 minutes style) documentary mini-series that will broadcast to the world for FREE starting this Monday October 13th through Friday the 24th. Each episode will start airing primetime nightly at 9pm Eastern and will be available for the next 24 hours.

Amino Acid Arginine Found As Effective As Drugs For Glucose Metabolism And Diabetes - If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, you may want to consider snacking on nuts to treat the condition. Supplementation with the amino acid arginine, commonly found in almonds and hazelnuts, could help to improve glucose metabolism by as much as 40%, according to new research in mice.

Flu shot facts for those considering the vaccinations
(NaturalNews) There is a consistent misconception among the mainstream consensus that vaccines are healthy. If flu shots are effective, one could argue that the end result is healthy, but there is nothing healthy about the vaccine itself.

Are Artificial Sports Turfs Linked to Cancer?
(Truthstream Media) Millions of kids and professional athletes all over the world play on this stuff for years of their lives, but now there’s a deadly new revelation that synthetic, petrochemical-laden turf may actually cause cancer.

Rediscover the healing wonders of raw apple cider vinegar
(NaturalNews) Offering a wealth of outstanding health benefits, raw apple cider vinegar has been the darling of natural remedies for thousands of years.

Red Algae Extract Treats Ebola ... and HIV, SARS and HCV
Green Med Info - While researchers scramble to develop a vaccine or monoclonal antibody against the Ebola virus – and continue to develop chemo treatments to stem HIV and Hepatitis-C while fearing SARS – nature has already provided a natural treatment.

The 12 Most Awful Products Made By Monsanto
Natural Blaze - When it comes to pretty well every health-related alternative media platform, the agricultural mega-giant Monsanto is more than a recurring subject. On Collective Evolution alone you’ll find over 9 pages worth of articles at least loosely addressing the company by simply typing “monsanto” into our embedded search.

Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot Sues Hospital, Federal and State Governments for $100,000,000
Health Impact News - Nurses all across the United States are having their Constitutional rights trampled upon for refusing mandatory flu vaccinations. As we have previously reported, thousands of nurses across the United States are taking a stand against forced flu vaccinations, choosing to either lose their job as a result, or endure shame and ridicule for being forced to wear a mask while on duty during flu season.

You Want To Detox A Vaccination? Think Again
Natural Blaze - Something far more insidious happens when we subject someone, be they a person, dog, cat, horse, ferret, what ever the species, to a vaccine jab. We are setting up a state of chronic disease, often a close variation of the disease we are hoping to avoid, in the patient who gets vaccinated.

5 Simple Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Natural Blaze - There is no question about it, breakfast is the most important meal of the day; when you wake up chances are that you have not eaten for at least 8 hours if not way longer. Breakfast literally means, to break fast. You want to make sure you are getting a kick of nutrition and something that will provide you with the energy that you’ll need to get your day started.

Thursday - October 9, 2014 - Today in History:

1776 - A group of Spanish missionaries settled in what is now San Francisco, CA.
1781 - The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War took place in Yorktown, VA. The American forces, led by George Washington, defeated the British troops under Lord Cornwallis.
1812 - During the War of 1812 American forces captured two British brigs, the Detroit and the Caledonia
1858 - Mail service via stagecoach between San Francisco, CA, and St. Louis, MO, began.
1872 - Aaron Montgomery started his mail order business with the delivery of the first mail order catalog. The firm later became Montgomery Wards.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson made their longest telephone call to date. It was a distance of two miles.
1888 - The public was admitted to the Washington Monument for the first time.
1914 - During World War I, German forces captured Antwerp, Belgium.
1936 - The first generator at Boulder Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles, CA. The name of the dam was later changed to Hoover Dam.
1940 - St. Paul's Cathedral in London was bombed by the Nazis. The dome was unharmed in the bombing.
1975 - Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Soviet scientist is known as the "father of the hydrogen bomb."
1986 - U.S. District Judge Harry E. Claiborne became the fifth federal official to be removed from office through impeachment. The U.S. Senate convicted Claiborne of "high crimes and misdemeanors."
1994 - The U.S. sent troops and warships to the Persian Gulf in response to Saddam Hussein sending thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks toward the Kuwaiti border.
2001 - Letters postmarked in Trenton, N.J., that later tested positive for anthrax spores were mailed to Sens. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
2006 - North Korea announced that it had conducted its first nuclear weapons test.
2006 - Google Inc. announced it was snapping up YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion in a stock deal.
2009 - President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
2010 - Chile's 33 trapped miners cheered and embraced each other as a drill punched into their underground chamber where they had been stuck for an agonizing 66 days.

World News

Kiev seeks access to MH17 site to back ‘prefabricated’ crash version – Moscow
RT - Ukrainian Security Service seeks to reach the crash site of the Malaysian MH17 flight to fabricate at least some evidence which will allow Kiev to conceal the true causes of the catastrophe from the world, said Russia’s Defense ministry.

MH17 Crash Victim Found With Oxygen Mask On: Reports
RIA Novosti - A victim of the Boeing crash over eastern Ukraine had an oxygen mask on when the body was pulled from the plane wreck, De Volkskrant daily quoted Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans as saying Wednesday.

Russia’s Gazprom buys Europe’s biggest gas storage facility
RT - Russia will acquire Europe's largest underground gas storage facility this autumn from Germany’s BASF, continuing the development of its Nord Stream operations. In return, the Germans will get access to large gas reserves in Western Siberia.

Russia Not Going to Ask Anyone to Cancel Sanctions: Kremlin
RIA Novosti - Russia is not seeking to have sanctions imposed on the country lifted, presidential aide Yury Ushakov said Thursday.... Earlier on Tuesday, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said during her visit to Ukraine, that the United States could lift a number of sanctions against Russia provided that agreements on Ukraine's peaceful settlement signed during talks in Minsk are fully implemented.

Russian spy base in Syria used to monitor rebels and Israel seized
The Telegraph - Syrian rebels have seized a joint Russian-Syrian spy base which was used to gather intelligence on the movements of rebel groups and Israel. Located in southern Syria close to the Israel border, the base on the Tel Al Hara mountain known as ‘Centre C’ by Russian intelligence was taken over by the Free Syrian Army – the largely moderate, Western-backed rebel group – on Sunday.

Nurse with suspected Ebola isolated in Australia after return from Sierra Leone
RT - A 57-year-old nurse has been isolated in Cairns, Australia, with suspected Ebola following her return from Sierra Leone, one of the centers of the epidemic. Health officials have confirmed the information.

Ebola death toll stands at 3,879: WHO
Press TV - The Ebola epidemic has so far claimed the lives of 3,879 people all around the world, while more than 8,000 people have been infected.

US says air assault alone cannot save Kobani from ISIL
Press TV - The United States says it has conducted six more airstrikes against ISIL positions in the strategic Syrian city of Kobani, but the air raids are not enough to prevent the fall of the border city to the terrorists.

More ISIS War Propaganda: Cell Planned Beheadings on Streets of London
Kurt Nimmo - Leon Panetta’s 30 year ISIS War realized a propaganda victory this week in London. British intelligence, known for its shady connections to Islamic terrorists, and police busted four hapless supposed ISIS jihadists who planned to behead Londoners in the street.

US, Japan boost security ties with eye on China
Press TV - The United States and Japan are strengthening their security coordination in response to the perceived military expansion of China, a report says.

Serious Financial Trouble Is Erupting In Germany And Japan
Economic Collapse - There are some who believe that the next great financial crash will not begin in the United States. Instead, they are convinced that a financial crisis that begins in Europe or in Japan (or both) will end up spreading across the globe and take down the U.S. too.

Ebola scandal in Liberia: No soap, no bleach, no gloves
WND - In an early release Tuesday of its Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report, the Centers for Disease Control disclosed startling revelations from the frontlines of the West African Ebola crisis, finding four counties in southeastern Liberia were unable to respond to the outbreak as little as two months ago.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

NIH: ‘We May Have to Vaccinate Whole Countries to Stop Ebola Outbreak’
Melissa Melton - Two days ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told The Canadian Press that it’s “quite conceivable, if not likely” that fast-tracked Ebola vaccines may have to given to entire countries to get the viral outbreak under control (via Modern Healthcare)...

St. Louis protest: ‘Armed’ black teen shot by cop 17 times
RT - An off-duty police officer in St. Louis, Missouri, shot and killed a man after chasing him through a local neighborhood. Citizens are marching near the site close to the Missouri Botanical Garden, chanting slogans as more officers stand by.

Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies at Dallas hospital
Dallas News - Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
* Related: Duncan to be cremated following strict safety guidelines

Ebola Scare Sends Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy To Hospital
CBS News - First responders have transported a Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to be monitored as a possible second case of Ebola.

Ebola-killing ROBOT destroys the virus in minutes: 'Little Moe' uses flashes 25,000 times brighter than sunlight to kill diseases
Daily Mail - A germ-killing robot designed to rid a room of dangerous viruses in minutes is being used to keep hospitals Ebola-free. Called 'Little Moe', the robot works by damaging viral DNA using pulses of ultraviolet light. It is currently being used in 250 hospitals and health facilities across the US, including a Dallas hospital where a patient with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in America is being treated.

U.S. Orders Agents to Monitor Travelers for Ebola
Kurt Nimmo - On Tuesday it was reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director plans to implement Ebola “screening procedure” at U.S. airports.... The screening procedures will likely replicate those used currently in West Africa – travel history, looking for signs for illness, and a temperature reading.
* Related: Feds Announce Airport “Fever Screenings” for Ebola Can Be Beaten with Ibuprofen

CDC Fails to Institute Ebola Screening at Major International Airport
Mikael Thalen - Despite the CDC finally ordering airport employees across the country to begin monitoring passengers, the SeaTac International Airport, which even has its own designated CDC office, has not been ordered to follow new protocols.

CDC Suggests “Hermetically Sealed Coffins” For Ebola Victims – AKA “Fema Coffins”
Brandon Smith - Has the CDC stockpiled such coffins in places like Madison, Georgia specifically in preparation for a viral outbreak?... In a story for Yahoo News, the CDC says that in the event of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S., bodies of the deceased would be required to be buried within “hermetically sealed caskets”, which would prevent the escape of microbes during funerals.

VIDEO: MSM Caught on Hot Mic at White House Ebola Press Briefing
(Truthstream Media) For a little insight into what our mainstream media really thinks (but will never say), check out what CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and two of his colleagues said when Garrett apparently forgot his mic was still on after the White House’s October 3rd press briefing on the government’s Ebola response ended.

Nebraska Schools Ban Term ‘Boys And Girls’, Train Teachers To Avoid ‘Gendered Expressions’
Steve Watson - In what is possibly one of the most unsettling examples of political correctness, schools in Lincoln Nebraska are training teachers to completely disavow gender, and avoid referring to pupils as ‘boys and girls’.

Monsanto Spends $1.5 Million In Oregon To Stop GMO Labeling Initiative - The money went to a group called the “No on 92 Coalition,” a collection of statewide producer and business groups including the Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon Manufacturers Association and Northwest Food Processors Association. Monsanto’s contribution is the largest to the group so far. Other large contributors include Dow AgroSciences (which contributed $300,000), Hershey Company ($160,000) and Kellogg Company ($250,000).

Economy & Business

Not Just The Largest Economy – Here Are 26 Other Ways China Has Surpassed America
Blacklisted News - In terms of purchasing power, China now has the largest economy on the entire planet, but that is not the only area where China has surpassed the United States. China also accounts for more total global trade than the U.S. does, China consumes more energy than the U.S. does, and China now manufactures more goods than the U.S. does.

Great Waldorf of China: Beijing buys legendary NYC hotel for $2bn
RT - The worlds’ biggest hotel operator Hilton Worldwide has sold the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York to a Chinese insurance company for nearly $2 billion, a record for a US hotel. The deal marks the continued Chinese real estate shopping spree in America.

Just What Is In The Fed's "Doomsday Book"?
Zero Hedge - The “Doomsday Book” is essentially a private compilation of emergency measures that the Federal Reserve could take in the event of a financial crisis or other market-destabilizing event. The book has never been made public. But Fed officials have refused to release it, and Justice Department officials at a court hearing on Tuesday said the Federal Reserve Bank of New York wanted to keep the book under seal.

Sears Halted, Plunges After Report Vendors Halts Shipments
Zero Hedge - Three of the biggest insurance firms for Sears Holdings Corp.’s suppliers are seeking to reduce coverage, prompting at least one medium-sized vendor to halt shipments to the department-store chain, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Housing Market

Judge gives Kalamazoo County green light to sell woman’s home after property tax mistake - FOX 17 first talked with Deborah Calley in mid-September, when she told us she lost her home after she accidentally missed a property tax payment of roughly $2,000 in 2011. She paid $164,000 in cash for the home in 2010. Having no mortgage on the home, Calley says she simply forgot to make the payment. She also claims she wasn’t properly notified about it.

Energy & Environment

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
Blacklisted News - It was revealed yesterday that the California State Water Resources Board has sent a letter to the EPA confirming that at least nine of those sites were in fact dumping wastewater contaminated with fracking fluids and other pollutants into aquifers protected by state law and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Science & Technology

What could go wrong? Pentagon prepares to put high-risk secret documents in the cloud
RT - The Pentagon is preparing for the first time to let documents graded as “impact level 6,” or sensitive, high risk data, be stored on the digital cloud to be shared around the world on the web.

AT&T Forced to Refund $80 Million for Years of Scammy Billing
Motherboard - AT&T must pay its mobile customers $80 million and cough up an additional $25 million in fees, the FCC has ruled, due to its long history of "cramming" hidden charges into its customers' cell phone bills. It is the largest Federal Communications Commission fine in history.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

US Farmers Launch Billion Dollar Legal Actions over China GM Corn Export Scandal
Sustainable Pulse - Seed giant Syngenta faces billion-dollar class actions in three states, claiming China is rejecting U.S. corn shipments because Syngenta released a genetically altered variety before the crop was approved for export to China.

How to Make Your Own Sauerkraut
Health Impact News - There are many ways to preserve food these days. Freezing is popular for its convenience. Canning is gaining resurgence, and rightfully so, for its place in a local and sustainable food economy. Drying fruits and vegetables continues to be a simple way to put food up, especially in hotter, drier climates.


17 Clever Food Storage Tricks
Natural Blaze - If you’re like most of us, building your food storage out can be a daunting proposition. Not only can it be costly, but it also requires figuring out what kind of food to store, when it needs to be rotated, how much to buy per person, and more. One of the biggest hang-ups of them all though, is WHERE to keep your food storage.


A 30-day plan to reverse heart disease naturally
(NaturalNews) Conventional medicine tells us the top risk factors for heart disease include: age, gender, family history, high cholesterol, hypertension and obesity. But, by the end of this article, you'll soon see why this is all wrong! (Allow me to...

The candida depression connection - How yeast leads to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental disorders
(NaturalNews) Candida is the opportunistic flora that typically takes over our colon with conventional diets. Along with it comes other fungi, harmful bacteria, and parasites. An intestinal system infected with this kind of ecosystem cannot process and assimilate many of the vitamins we need, like B vitamins... Also see Natural Remedies for Depression and How to Kill Candida.

How To Keep Your Brain Young
Dr. Mercola - Fortunately, your brain is actually quite resilient, and has the capacity to regenerate and repair itself, which is given the medical term neuroplasticity.... You'll find that many of the lifestyle changes that will help prevent diabetes will also improve your brain function. There's good reason for this, as sugar can have an adverse effect on your memory even if you're otherwise healthy.

Can GM food cause immunity to antibiotics?
Daily Mail - Eating GM food can change the genetic make-up of your digestive system and could put you at risk of infections that are resistant to antibiotics, experts said yesterday. A British study has revealed that volunteers who ate one meal containing genetically modified soya had traces of the modified DNA in bacteria in their small intestines. [...] experts claimed the possibility of eating GM crops containing antibiotic resistance genes raised 'serious concerns'.

CDC Announces Astronomical Autism Rate: 1 in 68 Children
Natural Society - The Centers for Disease Control recently announced that 1 in 68 children in America has an autism spectrum disorder. Now out of every child born, 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls will suffer from autism or autism-like symptoms, a rate that has more than doubled since 2002.

2 Ancient Root Herbs Boost White Blood Cell Count, Total Immunity
Natural Society - Having a normal range of white blood cells is essential to preventing all types of disease. Here are 2 ancient roots that can replenish white blood cells while boosting total immunity.

Juicy Reasons to Eat More Strawberries
Green Med Info - Sweet and juicy are two reasons to eat strawberries. Here are 8 more healthy excuses to eat lots of them.

Wednesday - October 8, 2014 - Today in History:

1915 - During World War I, the Battle of Loos concluded.
1918 - U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France. York had originally tried to avoid being drafted as a conscientious objector. After this event his was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
1938 - The cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" portrayed Norman Rockwell.
1945 - U.S. President Truman announced that only Britain and Canada would be given the secret to the atomic bomb.
1950 - U.N. forces crossed into North Korea from South Korea.
1952 - "The Complete Book of Etiquette" was published for the first time.
1966 - The U.S. Government declared that LSD was dangerous and an illegal substance.
1981 - U.S. President Reagan greeted former Presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon to the White House. The group was preparing to leave for Egypt to attend the funeral of Anwar Sadat.
1993 - The U.S. government issued a report absolving the FBI of any wrongdoing in its final assault in Waco, TX, on the Branch Davidian compound. The fire that ended the siege killed as many as 85 people.
2001 - Tom Ridge, former Governor of Pennsylvania, was sworn in as director of the new U.S. department of Homeland Security.
2001 - Two Russian cosmonauts made the first spacewalk to be conducted outside of the international space station without a shuttle present.
2003 - Vietnam and the U.S. reached an agreement that would let the 1st commercial flights between the two countries since the end of the Vietnam War.
2004 - The first-ever direct presidential elections were held in Afghanistan.
2004 - Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reported to prison to begin serving a sentence for lying about a stock sale.

World News

Kiev continues to violate international humanitarian law - UN report
RT - The UN has stated that at least 3,660 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since April – including 330 since the ceasefire brokered on Sept. 5.

Pro-ISIS radicals with machetes, knives attack Kurds in Germany
RT - Peaceful protests against IS in Syria and Iraq organized by Kurdish nationals in several German cities ended with serious clashes with pro-jihadist Muslims in Hamburg and Celle. Police had to request reinforcements to restore order.

Australian Pilots Pull Out of IS Airstrikes Fearing Civilian Deaths: Reports
RIA Novosti - Australia's Super Hornet pilots have pulled out of their first armed airstrikes in the US-led fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, saying that the risk of killing civilians was too high, Australia's News Limited reported Wednesday.

Russian Oil Company Lukoil to Discuss Expansion in Iraq: Company President
RIA Novosti - The president of Russian oil company Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov, will visit Iraq on October 13 where he is expected to discuss the expansion of the company's operations in the country.

Obama's Watch: 90% of 20K Total U.S. Warriors Wounded in Afghanistan War
Breitbart - At least 17,316 American soldiers have been wounded in the Afghanistan war theater since Obama was inaugurated for his first term, according to a count maintained by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

Bitcoin users in Russia to face harsh fines - draft bill
RT - According to a draft bill prepared by the ministry, individuals would have to part with 30,000 to 50,000 rubles (US$755-1,260) for making payments using bitcoin, Vedomosti reported.... Companies and individuals which do not use cryptocurrency, but deliberately spread information that promotes the mining of bitcoins and their use as payment may also be penalized.

Leading German Journalist: CIA Media Pushing for World War
Kurt Nimmo - Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of largest newspapers in Germany, admits he worked for the CIA. “I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public,” Ulfkotte told Russia Today. “I was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA. Why? Because I am pro-American.”

Endless Flow Of Weapons Fuels Endless War In Iraq And Syria
Common Dreams - The report notes that a majority of ISIS munitions it examined from Syria were from China and Russia, while those munitions being used by ISIS in Iraq were more likely to be from the United States. The analysis shows that of the approximately 1700 pieces of munitions examined, more than 300 were US-manufactured cartridges, dating from the 2000s. This amounted to nearly 20 percent of the total material documented.

Longest in US history: Afghan War turns 13, US military deaths grow 4-fold under Obama
RT - Tuesday this week commemorates 13 years since the start of the Afghan War — America's longest running campaign of its kind — yet an end to the operation is hardly on the horizon.

US firm Raytheon wins $149m missile contract with Israel
Times of Israel - Raytheon, a major American defense contractor and the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, has won an Israeli contract to supply $149.3 million in Tamir missiles, the projectiles used in Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.

Israel shells S. Lebanon after border blast wounds two IDF soldiers
RT - The Israeli Army fired artillery shells into Lebanon after at least two IDF troops were injured in a blast on the border between the two states, an Israeli security source told Reuters.

Japan Admits It Has Entered A Triple-Dip Recession
Zero Hedge - The Cabinet Office revised down its economic assessment to “signaling a possible turning point” from “weakening” for the first time since April, as the 7-month average sign for the coincident CI changed, and the change swung by more than 1 standard deviation in the reverse direction.

Opening salvoes in Libya’s $1 billion Goldman Sachs suit
Libya Herald - The Libyan Investment Authority today began its $1 billion High Court action in London against US investment bank Goldman Sachs alleging, that it was duped into investing in complex derivatives, the value of which was wiped out in the international financial meltdown triggered by American the sub-prime crisis.

Air Force is Building Mini-Hospital in Liberia to Fight Ebola
Nextgov - The Air Force’s Air Combat Command has started installation of what its command surgeon, Brig. Gen. Sean Lee Murphy, described as “a mini-community hospital” in Liberia as part of the Defense Department’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

A vexing mystery in Spain: How did a nurse contract Ebola?
Washington Post - The first case of Ebola transmission outside of West Africa has raised questions about how a nurse at a Spanish hospital contracted the virus and whether sufficient protocols were in place to protect health workers there.

Millions of Cases of Dengue Fever Are Going Unreported in India
Motherboard - According to a new study published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Indian government has been systematically underestimating the number of dengue fever cases, reporting 20,500 cases a year on average when the actual number is likely closer to 6 million.

Small Farmers of the World Being Crushed by Lavish Subsidies in Wealthy Nations
Common Dreams - Calling for changes to how the international food and commodity markets are managed, attendees at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) meeting on the topic said that the hundreds of billions spent annually by the United States, Canada, and other rich nations create skewed markets conditions that benefit those who need it least while squeezing the world's poorest and most vulnerable.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Hospitals secretly send in actors to fake symptoms, test staff
USA Today - Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases.

Connecticut Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola as a Precaution - Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has declared a public health emergency for the state as a precaution during the Ebola epidemic... He signed an order declaring the emergency on Tuesday and it gives the commissioner of the state Department of Public Health the authority to quarantine and isolate people whom the commissioner “reasonably believes has been exposed to the Ebola virus.”

Texas Ebola Patient Receiving Kidney Dialysis and Investigational Medicine
Breitbart - The Texas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, continues to be listed in critical but stable condition. Officials from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said Duncan continues to be treated with Brincidofovir, an investigational medicine.

Houston Patient Released, No Ebola in Houston… For Now
Breitbart - The patient who was being held for observation for possible Ebola symptoms has been released from the hospital. The patient was held in observation because of stomach flu-like symptoms and his recent return from West Africa. After observation the patient normalized and had no further symptoms and has now been released.

Police shatter car window, extract passenger after alleged seatbelt violation
Police State USA - After witnessing a motorist allegedly not wearing a seatbelt, police escalated a violent confrontation to the point of shattering a window to extract a passenger when he claimed not to have an ID.

Pentagon Claims Ebola Not a Huge Risk to Troops in West Africa
Kit Daniels - During a Pentagon news conference today, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), said the military is using “strict protocols” to protect the troops and will implement “careful reintegration” once they return to the U.S.

Gov Emergency Manager: “Ebola Outbreak is Being Conducted On Purpose; Violates All Protocols”
Mac Slavo - The situation begs the question: Are top-tier officials at the CDC and at the White House incompetent, or are they letting this happen on purpose? One insider with intimate knowledge of the inner workings of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) response protocols thinks the latter.

Lois Lerner tries busting into neighbor's home to avoid questions - IRS official Lois Lerner was so desperate to avoid questioning from journalist Jason Mattera that she tried to force herself into her neighbor’s home.... Lerner refused to answer Mattera’s questions about missing emails, targeting conservatives, and requests for an apology. Instead, Lerner asked her neighbor to call the police on Mattera and his cameraman.

Possible sex ed changes at the kindergarten level outrages parents
(KTNV) - Monday's Clark County School District Board of Trustees meeting was met with a packed room of angry parents who recently discovered possible updates to the district's sex education curriculum, which could teach kids as young as five-years-old about topics like masturbation.

Economy & Business

Mike Adams warns Ebola may severely damage U.S. economy in eye-opening interview with Dave Hodges
(NaturalNews) The narrow window for containing Ebola in the U.S. has likely already closed, says Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. During a recent interview with Dave Hodges, host of The Common Sense Show, Adams reveals fresh insights into the Ebola outbreak, explaining that the threat of a widespread pandemic is now upon us all.

7 Revelations From Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes
Huffington Post - The secret Goldman Sachs tapes released this week by ProPublica and This American Life are attracting a lot of attention, and rightly so. They were clandestinely recorded by Carmen Segarra, an investigator for the New York Federal Reserve Bank who was eventually fired -- either for being uncooperative or, as she says and the tapes suggest, for attempting to be a strong regulator.

Walmart Ends Healthcare Benefits For Workers Under 30 Hours
Zero Hedge - "Walmart faces rising healthcare costs," and so are ending benefits for associates who work less than 30 hours a week. We suspect the refrain from the American taxpayer will go something like "thanks Obamacare, you're welcome Walmart."

GMO Labeling Will Cost Less than a Penny a Day for U.S. Consumers
Sustainable Pulse - A new analysis commissioned by Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, and conducted by the independent Portland-based economic research firm, ECONorthwest, found from a review of published research that the median cost to consumers of requiring labeling of genetically engineered food, also known as genetically modified (or GMO) food, is $2.30 per person annually.

Energy & Environment

Pennsylvania seeks record $4.5m fine on 'leaking' fracking waste site
The Guardian - Pennsylvania environmental regulators are pursuing a record $4.5m fine against a gas driller over what they describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.... Environmental regulators say more than 200 holes were found in the impoundment’s lining. They say streams, springs and vegetation were harmed.

Geo-engineering: California Looks to Drones to Make It Rain Faced with extreme drought
Blacklisted News - What that cloud needs is a kick start, a catalyst to squeeze the water out of it. It’s not science fiction; it’s called cloud-seeding. And in beyond-parched California, it may become a viable option to combat long-term water shortages.

Science & Technology

DEA Impersonated Woman, Set Up Fake Facebook Page, Posted Photos From Her Seized Phone To Make It Look Real
Techdirt - Chris Hamby, over at Buzzfeed, has an incredible and crazy story about the DEA impersonating a woman, creating a fake Facebook profile without her knowledge or permission, and posting photos from her seized cell phone, all in order to try to get information from others.

Technology Now Available Commercially Can Test How Toxic A Substance Is To Your DNA - In the not too distant future, consumers will even be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

6 Indoor Herbs (And Vegetables) You Should Grow This Winter
Off the Grid News - Just because the weather has turned colder doesn’t mean that you have to give up on freshly picked homegrown produce. There are plenty of delicious herbs and vegetables that – with a little bit of planning — can be grown indoors.


Preparing for an Ebola pandemic ensures survival, confidence and calm
(NaturalNews) Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has been busy again lately, recording several episodes' worth of a course that contains very useful information regarding how best to protect yourself and your family in today's chaotic, bio-infected world.


20 Medications That Cause Memory Loss
Waking Times - Every medication carries some risks and memory loss is a very common side effect. If you are taking any prescription medication, the odds are that it falls into one of these three categories of drugs known to cause memory loss and other cognitive problems...

White House Plan to Address Antibiotic Resistance Is Too Weak to Protect Human Health
Dr. Mercola - Large scale meat production is a primary breeding ground of drug-resistant bacteria, as low doses of antibiotics are routinely fed to livestock to promote growth and compensate for unsanitary living conditions. Previous research has suggested you have a 50/50 chance of buying meat tainted with drug-resistant bacteria when shopping at your local grocery store.

Beyond 'Pink': How To Decrease Breast Cancer Risk Naturally
Green Med Info - More and more, modern medicine is learning about how our diet and changes in our food supply impact our risk for developing cancer. I want to give you specific things that you can start addressing today to significantly lower your risk for breast cancer (and many other cancers too).

Leading cause of death accessed with one medical test
(NaturalHealth365) It’s the medical test that could save your life, but has your doctor performed it? NMR Lipoprotein, a measure of low density lipid particle number is more efficient at determining your risk of cardiovascular disease than what 90 percent of doctors still look at.

Top 5 Medicinal Foods for Super Immunity
Natural Society - Many foods are medicinal and can even be life-saving. Here are my top 5 food choices for preventing illness and boosting the immune system.

Study: Filtered Tap Water Might Actually Make You Smarter - According to a new study by Chinese biology and environment experts, drinking filtered tap water might be important for improving child development and memory. Experts found that filtered tap water, as opposed to water straight from the tap or bottled, was the richest in essential minerals and the lowest in contaminant levels.

Pet News

Shrug This Off... And Your Pet Could Become a Disease Magnet
Dr. Becker - Today, October 8th, is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. And there's good reason to have a day dedicated to bringing attention to the epidemic of overweight and obese pets. The results are in for 2013, and an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese.

Tuesday - October 7, 2014 - Today in History:

1765 - Nine American colonies sent a total of 28 delegates to New York City for the Stamp Act Congress. The delegates adopted the "Declaration of Rights and Grievances."
1777 - During the American Revolution the second Battle of Saratoga began.
1950 - The U.S.-led U.N. forces crossed the 38th parallel and entered North Korea. China in November proved their threat to enter the war by sending several hundred thousand troops over the border into North Korea.
1951 - The Western Hills Hotel in Fort Worth, TX, became the first hotel to feature all foam-rubber mattresses and pillows.
1956 - A U.S. House subcommittee began investigations of allegedly rigged TV quiz shows.
1963 - U.S. President Kennedy signed a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union.
1982 - A record was set when 147,000,000 shares were exchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.
1985 - The United States announced that it would no longer automatically comply with World Court decisions.
1993 - President Clinton sent more troops, heavy armor, and naval firepower to Somalia.
1994 - President Clinton sent an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf when Iraqi troops were spotted moving toward Kuwait. The Army was also put on alert.
1998 - The U.S. government filed an antitrust suit that alleged Visa and MasterCard inhibit competition by preventing banks from offering other cards.
1999 - American Home Products Corp. paid up to $4.83 billion to settle claims that the fen-phen diet drug caused dangerous problems with heart valves.
2001 - The U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan in response to that state's support of terrorism and Osama bin Laden. The act was the first military action taken in response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
2003 - In California, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor in the recall election of Governor Gray Davis.
2003 - California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis and elected actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him.
2008 - The Federal Reserve announced a radical plan to buy massive amounts of short-term debt, known as commercial paper, to get credit markets moving again.

World News

3,000 ISIS fighters reportedly cross into Iraq as Kurdish forces prepare to fight
RT - Three thousand Islamic State fighters have crossed over into Iraq from Syria, the Anbar Provincial Council reports from western Iraq. However, while desperate for outside help other than airstrikes, Kurdish forces are readying for battle.

Europe's Triple-Dip Recession Arrives: German Industrial Production Crashes Most Since February 2009
Zero Hedge - A few hours ago we finally got undeniable confirmation that Europe is once again in recession, its third since Lehman, only this one is worse: it is led by the "core" countries, with Germany in the forefront, a Germany which just reported industrial output which suffered its biggest monthly decline in more than five years in August.

Ebola in Spain: 4 people including nurse hospitalized in Madrid
RT - Health officials in Madrid say three more people are in the hospital on suspicion of contracting Ebola. The news comes a day after a nurse who treated two Ebola patients at a city hospital became infected with the disease.

Massive blast reported at suspected Iranian nuke facility
Times of Israel - The BBC, citing a report from the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), reported on Monday that the incident happened in an “explosive materials production unit” at the site south-east of the capital Tehran.

121 people die from Ebola in a single day in Sierra Leone
(NaturalNews) The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is becoming more deadly by the day, as the nation of Sierra Leone -- one of the three suffering the most -- announced recently that 121 people had died from the disease in a single day.

Canada Begins Shipment of 300,000 Masks to Fight Ebola: Health Agency
RIA Novosti - The Canadian government will send 300,000 personal protective equipment (PPE), or face shields, to West Africa to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the country's Public Health Agency said in a news release.

2,000 evacuated as ISIS flag raised on outskirts of Kobani, Syria
RT - The black Islamic State flag has been raised over a building on the outskirts of a strategic town of Kobani on the Syrian-Kurdish border, according to various sources. However, Kurds defending the border town say that the city has not yet fallen.

Russia’s deployed nuclear capacity overtakes US for first time since 2000
RT - Russia has 1,643 nuclear missiles ready to launch – one more than the US – according to an official State Department report. Both countries have been upgrading their active nuclear arsenals since the outbreak of the Ukrainian conflict.

Report: Second Ebola Case Hits Madrid Hospital
Paul Joseph Watson - Spanish news outlet Eldiaro is reporting that a possible second Ebola case has been discovered in the same Madrid hospital that earlier today confirmed a Spanish nurse had contracted the virus. According to a translated version of the article, a second nurse who specializes in infectious diseases has been struck down by the virus, although the Director General of Primary Care in Madrid said that he had no news about a second case.

YouTube: Did The UN Just Pass The Global Patriot Act?
RT - Abby Martin speaks with RT Correspondent Marina Portnaya, about a new UN resolution that is being compared to the US Patriot Act, going over how the text could allow countries to increase surveillance under the name of counter terrorism, as well as giving states new tools to crack down on dissent by simply labeling activists ‘terrorists’.

India Holds Bill Gates Accountable For His Vaccine Crimes
The Daily Sheeple - As Bill Gates faces a lawsuit for the illegal testing of tribal children in India, it appears that his crimes against humanity have finally caught up with him. A recent report published by Health Impact News has reported that the Gates Foundation has found itself facing a pending lawsuit, due to an investigation that is being carried out by the Supreme Courts of India.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama Accuses Himself Of Terrorism
Brandon Turbeville - Nearly two years ago, in November, 2012, Barack Obama made his now infamous remarks that “there's no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.”

Dallas hospital admits they lied: Doctors knew Ebola patient came from Liberia after all
(NaturalNews) With a death toll now exceeding 3,400 in Africa, Ebola now poses a threat to entire countries and medical systems. Still, there are no travel restrictions on West Africans coming into the US.

Dallas Ebola victim’s stepdaughter is given all clear to return to work as nursing assistant
Daily Mail - Nursing assistant Youngor Jallah, 35, has been in ‘quarantine’ in her small Dallas apartment along with her husband, Aaron Yah, 43, and their four children ages 2 to 11 since Thomas Duncan’s devastating diagnosis last Monday. MailOnline has reported that Mr Yah, also a nursing assistant, had been told he could return to work at the end of last week.

The Ebola test: let the test’s inventor speak
Jon Rappoport - Amidst the hysteria about Ebola, one stubborn fact sits like a rock: everything depends upon being able to accurately diagnose Ebola in each patient. And then it follows: you must examine the test that is being used to diagnose Ebola. Is it accurate? Does it have flaws? Is it being applied correctly?

Obama’s new airport screening plan uses CUSTOMS AGENTS to spot Ebola
Daily Mail - President Barack Obama announced on Monday that the United States will soon implement a new set of protocols to screen suspected Ebola patients so they can't get off airplanes and enter American airports.

Customs requirements for pets more stringent than for humans arriving from Ebola hot zones
(NaturalNews) In recent days, after news that the Ebola virus had spread to our shores, several U.S. officials have said that, despite the desire of millions of Americans to close our borders to travel from the affected West African regions, that just isn't going to happen.

U.S. govt: Foreigners with risk of Ebola are safe to cross the border, but unvaccinated U.S. children are a threat to public health
(NaturalNews) Right now is the perfect time to point out the gross contradiction in the U.S. government's policies on supposedly preventing the spread of communicable disease.

US officials cannot fool world with ISIL threat: Former CIA contractor
Press TV - Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley has said that American officials can no longer fool the international community with the threat of the ISIL terrorist group.

US fabricated new terror threat to satisfy UN Charter: Analyst
Press TV - The United States has concocted a new terror threat, known as the Khorasan Group, to satisfy the UN Charter which allows the use of force without authorization in case of an “imminent threat,” says an analyst.

Joe Biden Grovels Before Qatari Prince for Daring to Speak Half Truth About ISIS
Kurt Nimmo - On Sunday Vice President Joe Biden called Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, and apologized for telling the truth. The previous day he called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and did the same.

CFR: 2016 Candidates Must Build an ‘Integrated’ North America (Updated with Video)
(Truthstream Media) Former General David Petraeus and former World Bank head Robert Zoellick are leading the Council on Foreign Relation’s latest push for an “integrated” North America.

Here's Every Organization That's Currently Flying Drones in the US
Motherboard - After months of stalling, the Federal Aviation Administration has at last released an updated list of the organizations that have approval to fly drones in US airspace—and which are currently seeking it. New approvals include the ATF and the Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan State Police, local cops in Mobile and Daytona Beach, and the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.

US approves experimental drug for emergency Ebola treatment
RT - Regulators in the United States have approved an experimental drug for treating patients suffering from the Ebola virus one week after health officials in Dallas, Texas diagnosed a Liberian national with the deadly disease.

CNN Reporter Returning from Liberia ‘Horrified’ by Lack of Airport Ebola Screening
Mikael Thalen - A CNN reporter returning from Liberia says she was “shocked” by the complete lack of screening at the Atlanta airport.... “I expected that they were going to take my temperature, they were going to ask me lots of questions, but they didn’t,” Cohen said.

Border Agent: Immigrants from Ebola-stricken Countries Caught at Border
Adan Salazar - A South Texas Border Patrol agent has confirmed that immigrants from Ebola-stricken nations have recently been caught entering the country illegally via the nation’s porous southern border, the same entry points exploited by scores of illegal immigrants from Central America during the height of the immigration crisis this past summer.

More jails refuse to hold inmates for federal immigration authorities
LA Times - Currently, more than 225 local law enforcement agencies nationwide have adopted policies to completely ignore requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to hold an inmate for an additional 48 hours after his or her scheduled release date from jail. Another 25 agencies have limited the number of immigration requests they will honor. New York City is among those considering ways to stop or limit holds.

Michael Bloomberg knighted by the Queen - just don't call him Sir Mike
The Telegraph - Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire philanthropist and former mayor of New York, has been made an honorary knight by the Queen. The 72-year-old American was knighted in honour of his "prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavours", the British embassy announced.

Economy & Business

This One Chart Shows Exactly How Undervalued Gold Is Right Now...
Zero Hedge - The integrity of markets is clearly at risk. And we have long sought alternatives that offer much lower credit and counterparty risk. The time-honored alternative has been gold. As the chart below shows, gold has tracked the expansion in US debt pretty handily (the correlation between the two is a strong +0.86) and if one expects that relationship to resume (we do), then gold looks anomalously cheap relative to the rising level of US debt.

The Feds are spending nearly a half a million to learn why obese teenage girls have a hard time getting dates - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $466,642 grant last week for the study, which will examine whether social skills have an impact on why obese girls have fewer dating experiences than their less obese counterparts.

Science & Technology

Rare eclipse Wednesday will show darkened moon and rising sun together
RT - A total eclipse of the moon on Wednesday will offer stargazers a rare chance to see both an eclipsed moon and a rising sun at the same moment, thanks to an optical trick played by the earth’s atmosphere.

Dubai Police Will Wear Google Glass With Facial Recognition Software to ID Crooks - The FBI is ramping up its facial recognition database and doctors are trying out Google Glass in emergency rooms. Now the Dubai police want to take it all to the streets. Reuters reports that the city is going to start equipping officers with Glass so they can use facial recognition to look for wanted criminals.

US Navy to deploy armed, robotic patrol boats
StratRisks - The US Navy says it will soon use armed, robotic patrol boats with no sailors on board to escort and defend warships moving through sensitive sea lanes. The technology, adapted from NASA’s rovers on Mars, will transform how the American navy operates and is sure to raise fresh questions and concerns about the widening role of robots in warfare.

Goodbye Gun Control: The $1,200 Machine For 3D-Printing Guns Has Sold Out In 36 Hours
Zero Hedge - Americans want guns without serial numbers. And apparently, they want to make them at home. On Wednesday, Cody Wilson’s libertarian non-profit Defense Distributed revealed the Ghost Gunner, a $1,200 computer-controlled (CNC) milling machine designed to let anyone make the aluminum body of an AR-15 rifle at home, with no expertise, no regulation, and no serial numbers.

New York Quickly Nixes Cellphone Tracking Devices in Phone Booths - A Buzzfeed investigation published today found that the city allowed 500 radio transmitters, called “beacons,” to be installed in pay phone booths, apparently thickly concentrated in lower and mid-Manhattan. A few hours later, the Mayor’s office said they would have them removed.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Build An Underground Year Round Greenhouse For Less Than $300!
Natural Blaze - By putting this greenhouse underground, you end up saving on materials too, which makes this a cheaper, and warmer, way to grow food year round.

U.S. Honey Industry: From Honey Laundering to Honeygate and the Honey Lobby
AllGov -The honey lobby, which represents producers of the pure sweet delight, wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to adopt rules that clearly define what honey is and what it isn’t. A big complaint, the lobby says, involves the cutting of honey with corn syrup by some producers, both foreign and domestic.

Salads All Winter? You Bet, With This Crop
Mother Earth News - Gardeners love to try new things, but it’s not often we stumble upon something truly “new.” For me, that happened a few years ago, when I discovered that the shoots from a winter cover crop I was growing were an excellent salad green. These super-cold-hardy Austrian winter peas deserve a place on every gardener’s winter “must grow” list. [Make sure you buy untreated, non-GMO organic seeds.]


The best prepper websites to help your family prepare for the coming collapse
(NaturalNews) So, you've decided that times are most definitely changing, and not for the better. You believe that our country, and indeed the entire world, appears to be headed for collapse or, at best, a massive course correction.

The Mainstream Media: Preppers Aren’t So Crazy Anymore
The Daily Sheeple - The possibility of a pandemic changes things, and with the Ebola case in Dallas, Texas, the folks in the mainstream media have a lot of questions for the preparedness community.


Leptin can reverse uncontrolled diabetes, types 1 and 2
(NaturalNews) The appetite-regulating hormone leptin may actually be able to reverse the high blood sugar that characterizes type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from Yale University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and published in the journal Nature Medicine.

Two excellent foods for better digestion that you're missing out on
(NaturalNews) A healthy, balanced diet full of raw fruits and vegetables is a good way to help keep digestion strong, because raw fruits and vegetables contain lots of enzymes. Enzymes help with the breakdown of food, so it can be properly absorbed during digestion. Some health issues and an unhealthy diet can stifle digestion and leave you nutrient-deficient, bloated and hungry but with a feeling of fullness.

Heal Gum Disease in a Week or Less
(NaturalNews) Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, to which there are many degrees. Aggressive periodontitis occurs with people who have gum disease but seem to be otherwise healthy or at least have no other disease that conventional medicine has deemed a cause of periodontitis.

8 Pink Foods that Fight Breast Cancer
Green Med Info - There are plenty of pinkwashed products in support of breast cancer awareness, but why not just cut out the middle man and eat naturally pink anti-breast cancer foods?

Study: Tart Cherry Juice Amazing for Joints, Gout and Inflammation
Natural Blaze - Tart cherries have long been researched for their association with pain relief – ranging from gout and arthritis joint pain to exercise-related muscle pain. A new study published in the Journal of Functional Foods is the first to report consumption of Montmorency tart cherries caused changes in uric acid metabolism, which can also have an impact on joint pain.

14 Things Everyone Should Know About Kale
Natural Blaze - Kale is indeed incredible, but not many people know about its health-revolutionizing properties. Here are 14 things everyone should know about kale...

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Conditions
Green Med Info - Researchers from Spain's University of Navarra and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – along with others - have determined that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil significantly decreases the risk of atrial fibrillation.

Pet News

23 Great Tales of Animal Heroism
Dr. Becker - Many people link animal heroism with dogs. If you do, you'll be surprised at the many animals other than dogs that save lives... like the lion that saved an abducted girl, the cat with an award named after her, and the horse named one of America's 100 all-time heroes...

Monday - October 6, 2014 - Today in History:

1847 - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London.
1848 - The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor for San Francisco via Cape Horn. The steamboat service arrived on February 28, 1849. The trip took 4 months and 21 days.
1866 - The Reno Brothers pulled the first train robbery in America near Seymour, IN. The got away with $10,000.
1884 - The Naval War College was established in Newport, RI.
1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.
1949 - U.S. president Harry Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act. The act provided $1.3 billion in the form of military aid to NATO countries.
1954 - E.L. Lyon became the first male nurse for the U.S. Army.
1961 - President John F. Kennedy advised American families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect them in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
1973 - Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in an attempt to win back territory that had been lost in the third Arab-Israel war. Support for Israel led to a devastating oil embargo against many nations including the U.S. and Great Britain on October 17, 1973. The war lasted 2 weeks.
1979 - Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit the White House.
1992 - Ross Perot appeared in his first paid broadcast on CBS-TV after entering the U.S. presidential race.
2004 - The top U.S. arms inspector in Iraq, Charles Duelfer, reported finding no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime had produced weapons of mass destruction after 1991.

World News

Trojan horse: ISIS militants come to Europe disguised as refugees, US intel sources claim
RT - Islamic State militants are planning to insert operatives into Western Europe disguised as refugees, claim US intelligence sources, who unencrypted locked communications of the caliphate’s leadership.

Kurdish fighters repel fresh ISIL attack on Kobani
Press TV - Kurdish fighters have repelled a fresh attack by ISIL Takfiri militants on the Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani to Kurds.

500+ anthropologists join academic boycott of Israel
Press TV - Hundreds of anthropologists, some of them from top American universities, have called for an academic boycott of Israel to condemn the regime’s crimes against Palestinians.

New search phase begins for missing MH-370 flight
Press TV - Australian authorities have announced a new phase in underwater search for the still missing Malaysian passenger plane that disappeared over six months ago with nearly 240 people on board.

75% chance Ebola will reach France by end October, 50% for UK – scientists
RT - Scientists estimate there’s a 75 percent chance the Ebola virus could spread to France and a 50 percent chance it could reach UK by the end of October. The latest research analyzes the pattern of infection and airline traffic.

ISIS Beheads British Hostage Alan Henning – Promises to Behead American Peter Kassig - “The blood of David Haines was on your hands, Cameron. Daniel Henning will also be slaughtered. But his blood is on the hands of the British Parliament.” Alan Henning made this statement in the video before his death: “Hi I’m Alan Henning. Because of our parliament’s decision to attack the Islamic State, I as a member of the British public, will now pay the price for that decision.”

ISIS Plans On Sending Muslims Infected With Ebola Into America To Infect And Kill Americans - ISIS threatened the United States, and the allies to spread the Ebola virus, within those states, if continues to wage war on the organization inside Syria and Iraq.

Boots On the Ground: Turkish Parliament Passes Syrian Invasion Resolution
Kurt Nimmo - Turkey’s parliament has passed a resolution calling for military intervention in Syria and Iraq under the pretense of fighting the Islamic State. The resolution passed with a three-quarters majority and will allow foreign troops to use Turkish territory to conduct operations inside Syria.

US waives child soldier sanctions on six nations
StratRisks - Washington is releasing some US$26 million to Yemen in military aid and boosting funds to armies in five other nations, waiving sanctions imposed for recruiting child soldiers.

Here We Go Again: Greece Will Be In Default Within 15 Months, S&P Warns
Zero Hedge - Greek debt is about to be in default when the country is no longer able to cover its financing needs. In other words, back to square one.... According to Bloomberg, S&P estimates Greek financing needs for the next 15 months to be at EU43 billion.

Only 26-meter tsunami could now damage Fukushima – TEPCO
RT - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has raised the tsunami projectile height, saying it would take a 26-meter wave to damage the facility and cause radioactive leakage, local media reported. This comes as Japan faces a typhoon threat.

Pentagon to deploy upwards of 4,000 troops to West Africa amid Ebola epidemic
RT - The United States may send nearly 4,000 troops to West Africa in the coming weeks in an effort to contribute relief in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in the region, according to the Pentagon.

Liberia imposes media restrictions on ‘invasive’ Ebola coverage
(Reuters) - Journalists could be arrested and prosecuted if they fail to get written permission from the health ministry before contacting Ebola patients, conducting interviews or filming or photographing healthcare facilities, officials said.

Report: Liberians Flood Airport Attempting to Flee Ebola-Struck Country
Kit Daniels - Liberians are apparently flooding Roberts International Airport in Harbel, Liberia, in an attempt to flee the Ebola-struck country, raising fears that more people infected with Ebola will fly into America.... Overall, around 200,000 people from the West African countries hit hardest by Ebola hold temporary visas to the U.S., but the Obama administration has rejected calls to enact a visa ban.

Deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever breaks out in Uganda - Elioda Tumwesigye, minister of state for health told reporters that one person has so far died and 80 others are being monitored in central Uganda and the western district of Kasese.... According to the World Health Organization, Marburg is a severe and highly fatal disease caused by a virus from the same family as the one that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

FBI director warns of Khorasan attack
The Hill - The head of the FBI said in an interview broadcast late Sunday that the U.S. is preparing for an imminent terrorist attack. FBI Director James Comey said the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, may still be working on a plan to hit the United States.

Israeli News Announces Ebola Patient in Dallas Has Died (Updated with Video)
The Daily Sheeple - Thomas Duncan, the first person in the United States who was diagnosed with Ebola, was reported to have died today after succumbing to the virus.

The Spread: Here’s Where People Are Being Tested for Ebola (With Results)
The Daily Sheeple - With all of the myriad rumors and potential cases of Ebola out there, it’s important to remember that not every single person tested is going to be positive. This article lists potential cases, and our staff will update it with results as soon as they come in.

Report: 62 Million People In US Now Speak Language Other Than English At Home
Breitbart - An all-time high of nearly 62 million U.S. residents – or about one in five people – now speak a language other than English while at home, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found.

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Maryland - Come Wednesday, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana will no longer be a criminal offense in Maryland. Proponents of marijuana legalization call the decriminalization a good first step, though they worry about potential loopholes in the law. Possession of paraphernalia, for example, is still a criminal offense punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Iowa Troopers Steal $100,000 In Poker Winnings From Two Players Driving Through the State
Liberty Crier - Two California poker players are refusing to fold in a legal battle against the state, claiming Iowa State Patrol troopers unlawfully seized their $100,020 gambling bankroll.

NBC News Freelancer With Ebola Headed to U.S.
NBC News - The freelance NBC News cameraman who was diagnosed in Liberia with the Ebola virus departed the country on Sunday for the United States to get treatment at an Omaha hospital. Ashoka Mukpo left Liberia on a specially-equipped airplane at just before 5:30 p.m. ET (9:30 p.m. local time), officials said. He was set to make a brief stop in Maine early Monday before landing in Nebraska later in the morning.
* Related: NBC Crew to Be Quarantined for 21 Days

Mass. Doctor Who Battled Ebola Admitted to Hospital - "Dr. Sacra remains in isolation until we can confirm with the CDC that he has no Ebola virus. We expect to have this information within the next two days," said Finberg Sunday afternoon.

There are only 19 level 4 bio-containment beds in the whole of the United States
Underground Medic - In the US there are 4 units geared up to handle Ebola. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, has 3 beds. Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, has 10 beds. Emory Hospital, Atlanta has 3 beds and St Patricks Hospital, Missoula has 3 beds.

Ebola Patient in Dallas 'Fighting for His Life,' C.D.C. Director Says
NY Times - Dr. Frieden said that the condition of the patient in Dallas, a Liberian man named Thomas E. Duncan, was “quite critical,” having been changed on Saturday from serious. “We understand that his situation has taken a turn for the worse,” he said at a news conference in Atlanta Sunday afternoon.

Dallas Ebola Patient’s Family Under Armed Quarantine
Steve Watson - The family of Thomas Duncan, the man Dallas man diagnosed with Ebola, are now under armed guard, quarantined in their home, following an attempt to breach the restrictions and leave the apartment building, reports the AP.

Dallas Paramedic: We Weren’t Contacted After Working in Ebola Exposed Ambulance
Breitbart - The Dallas Fire Department left the ambulance that transported Ebola patient Thomas Duncan to the hospital in service for at least 48 hours before putting it in quarantine on Wednesday. The ambulance was exposed to the Ebola virus when Duncan was transported on September 28th.

Sheriff’s Officers Fearful After Being Ordered into Quarantined Ebola Apartment
Mikael Thalen - Five employees with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department entered the quarantined apartment of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan Wednesday night after being ordered to bring his four family members a court order barring them from leaving their home.... The incident was learned after sheriff’s deputies noticed the squad cars used by the five being taken out of service unexpectedly the following morning.

Five blunders US made in treating country's first Ebola patient
The Telegraph - Health officials are under fire for their handling of America's first Ebola case. Here are five questions being asked.

Thousands from Ebola Nations Allowed to Enter US Without Screening
Breitbart - Over 3,500 passengers from Ebola affected nations have been allowed to enter the U.S. without any special screening since January 1, 2014, according to a leaked internal intelligence report.

CDC Argues Against Shutting Down Air Travel from Africa to Stop Ebola
Kurt Nimmo - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday shutting down travel from West Africa to stem the spread of Ebola will put more Americans at risk.

WhiteHouse.Gov Petition: “Ban All Incoming and Outgoing Flights to Ebola-Stricken Countries”
Mac Slavo - As Americans across the country struggle to understand what is being done to stem the possibility of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, many have come to the conclusion that the first and most effective method of prevention is to keep it out of America to begin with.

Dallas Schools to Install Remote Temperature Monitors to Detect Ebola
Mikael Thalen - Five schools to be monitored until further notice.

Ron Paul warns of Ebola ‘overreaction’
The Hill - "I know there's a lot of reason to be concerned. It is a serious problem, but in my lifetime, when we have been frightened by this so-called coming epidemic — most of it has never materialized,"... "Common sense should be able to handle this because they know what the virus is, they know how it is spread,” he added.

Ebolagate: 47 questions and answers
Jon Rappoport - I have presented this information, in depth, in other recent articles. Here I present the bare bones.

Call of Duty Director: US Troops Should Occupy Public Schools
Adan Salazar - On Wednesday, nonresident fellow Dave Anthony at a recent meeting with the globalist Atlantic Council said it was necessary to have the military stationed at schools to combat the threat posed by Islamic terrorists, whom he claimed could already be working inside America.

Outrage over Police Shooting Leads to 30% Increase in Voter Registration in Ferguson
AllGov - More than 3,000 of Ferguson’s 21,000 residents have registered to vote since the August 9 shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. “It could completely change the political landscape, the power structure, the decision making,” Brown attorney Anthony Gray said.

Economy & Business

NY Times: 'Russians' Behind JP Morgan Hack
NY Times - Questions over who the hackers are and the approach of their attack concern government and industry officials.... The hackers are thought to be operating from Russia and appear to have at least loose connections with officials of the Russian government, the people briefed on the matter said.

Labor Participation Rate Drops To 36 Year Low; Record 92.6 Million Americans Not In Labor Force
Zero Hedge - September slid from an already three decade low 62.8% to 62.7% – the lowest in over 36 years, matching the February 1978 lows. And while according to the Household Survey, 232,000 people found jobs, what is more disturbing is that the people not in the labor force, rose to a new record high, increasing by 315,000 to 92.6 million!

The Change In Cost Of Living Since 1938
Zero Hedge - With incomes up just 30x in those 76 years, the cost of a home has risen 70x, the cost of bacon has risen 100x, and the biggest of all, the cost of a Harvard education has risen 142x. Insidious... "the road to poverty is paved with small inflations."

Energy & Environment

First GMO Mosquitoes: Now Oxitec Wants to Release GMO Moths in New York
Natural Society - GeneWatch UK has been following Oxitec’s moves and has noted that the company’s GM experiments have not undergone environmental assessment risks at all.... Now, the USDA is considering granting Oxitec a 3-year pass to do open field trials of GM moths, allowing them to release 14 million of these altered pests on crops, meant to destroy other pests that damage broccoli and cauliflower fields.

WSJ Reports One in 10 cell towers violate RF radiation rules - Turns out that there is somewhere around 30,000 non-compliant cell phone towers in the USA that expose unsuspecting residents, school children and even their maintenance workers to dangerous levels of microwave radiation.

Naperville’s Kim Bendis emerges victorious in dubious “smart meter arrest” case
Chicago Tribune - After having been absurdly arrested for refusing a so-named “smart” electricity meter, Kim Bendis of Naperville, Illinois has been acquitted on a misdemeanor charge labelled as “resisting or obstructing a peace officer” in January 2013.

Science & Technology

Airborne Directed Energy Technology Maturing in the U.S.
StratRisks - The U.S. Air Force is ready to “weaponize” and quickly field directed-energy technology, following two recent successful high-power microwave (HPM) demonstration programs. Progress is also being made with solid-state high-energy lasers (HELs).

Marriott Fined $600,000 for Jamming Guests' Wi-Fi
ABC News - Marriott International will pay a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at its Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, forcing them to pay hefty prices to use the hotel's own connection.

Facebook plots first steps into healthcare
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

China Rejects U.S. Hay Exports Due to GM Alfalfa Contamination
Natural Society - Hay exported to the country from the U.S. is currently in quarantine due to the detection of GMO traits, specifically of genetically modified alfalfa... The current threshold of acceptance is 5% GMO by Chinese importers, but this could be tightened to 0.2%, and growers would be hard pressed to meet these standards with unintended cross-pollination along with the shady practices of GM companies.

California winery fined $115,000 for using volunteers - A small-time vintner's use of volunteer workers has put him out of business after the state squeezed him like a late-summer grape for $115,000 in fines... The fines represent more than a decade's worth of profits for the winery, which nets about $11,000 a year.


Are We Worrying About the Wrong Virus?
The Daily Sheeple - Last week in New Jersey, a little boy died suddenly, with no previous signs of being ill. He just went to bed and never got up. Here’s what you need to know about Enterovirus D-68.

Ebola protection myths busted: 'direct contact' means indirect contact, N95 masks, full-face respirators and more
(NaturalNews)...a huge number of Americans and Canadians are now wisely investing in protective gear such as Tyvek body suits, N95 masks, respirators, latex gloves, isolation gowns and more. But most people have little or no training on how to use these items properly, so in the interests of public health and safety, I'm going to cover a few basics here.

A diabetes diet for people who have tried everything else: this diet will change your life
(NaturalNews) Some studies even suggest that the disease can be stopped in its tracks with changes in diet and lifestyle. Here are a few dietary changes you can make that may lessen your need for medical intervention, and may reverse your diabetes entirely.

Is your thyroid sluggish? Foods that benefit the thyroid with selenium and iodine
(NaturalNews) Is your hair thinning or falling out? When you look in the mirror, does it seem that the outer edges of your eyebrows have disappeared? Have you gained or lost weight without changing your diet? Are you tired all the time? You may be one of the millions of Americans with undiagnosed thyroid disease.

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of Parkinson’s disease
(NaturalHealth365) One research study, published in the journal Archives of Neurology, analyzed vitamin D content in blood samples collected from 3,173 participants who were free from Parkinson’s disease at the time. Over the next 29 years, researchers tracked which participants developed the condition. Study participants with the lowest baseline levels of vitamin D were more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease versus individuals with the highest baseline levels.

VIDEO: Free Natural Cures Summit Starts Today!
The Natural Cures Summit is FREE and online from October 6-13, 2014. With 30 presentations about naturally healing with home remedies and natural cures you could begin the path to better health and disease prevention NOW! When you sign up you will receive a free download of the 'Go Naked Cookbook' by Dr. Josh Axe & Cynthia Pasquella.

New Website Born of Healthcare Law Discloses Billions of Dollars Paid to Doctors and Hospitals by Drug and Device Firms
AllGov - Thanks to Obamacare and the development of a new website disclosing payments to physicians and teaching hospitals, it’s now known that billions of dollars has been exchanged between medical practitioners and industry in just a few months.

The Dark Side of Breast Cancer (Un)Awareness Month
Green Med Info - "NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, maker of several anti-breast cancer drugs). The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer." ~ Wikipedia

Woman Uses Carrot Juice to Beat Stage 4 Cancer!
Natural Society - One way cancer develops in breast tissue is through the cancer-resistant protein (BCRP/ABCG2), but there is a way to effectively block this protein, both preventing and treating already existent cancer. Actually, just one food (actually, compound) which you might already eat (or drink) has the ability to inhibit that protein from being taken up by the body and spreading cancerous cells as a ‘side population.’ It’s called falcarinol, and it occurs naturally in carrots.

10 Health Benefits of Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) – Part 1
Natural Society - You may or may not have heard of Black seed (nigella sativa) before. It goes by many names, including black caraway, Roman coriander, and black cumin, to name a few. But no matter what you call it, these seeds are loaded with health benefits that we are only beginning to understand.

This Shows Exactly How Much McDonald’s Costs
Natural Blaze - A leaked sheet displaying the true food costs of McDonald’s meal may add to the discussion for others to deeply consider just what they are consuming and how much their health is worth.

Pet News

VIDEO: The Dark Side of Pet Vaccination
Green Med Info - Allergies, skin problems, behavior changes, autoimmune disease, seizures, injection-site cancers — these are just a few of the well-documented adverse vaccine reactions in dogs and cats. Reactions aren’t rare; they are just unrecognized and unreported. Learn more about vaccine reactions, and preventing them, at Truth4Pets.

Friday - October 3, 2014 - Today in History:

1863 - U.S. President Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day.
1906 - W.T. Grant opened a 25-cent department store.
1922 - Rebecca Felton became the 1st female to hold office of U.S. Senator. She was appointed by Gov. Thomas Hardwick of Georgia to fill a vacancy.
1932 - Iraq was admitted into the League of Nations leading Britain to terminate their mandate over the nation. Britain had ruled Iraq since taking it from Turkey during World War I.
1942 - The Office of Economic Stabilization was established by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also authorized controls on rents, wages, salaries and farm prices.
1944 - During World War II, U.S. troops broke through the Siegfried Line.
1952 - Britain became the third nuclear power in the world when they successfully detonated their first atomic bomb. The U.S. and Russia were the only other nuclear powers.
1962 - The Sigma VII blasted off from Cape Canaveral for a nine-hour flight.
1988 - The space shuttle Discovery landed safely after its four-day mission. It was the first American shuttle mission since the Challenger disaster.
1989 - East Germany suspended unrestricted travel to Czechoslovakia in an effort to slow the flow of refugees to the West.
1990 - The Berlin Wall was dismantled eleven months after the borders between East and West Germany were dissolved. The unification of Germany ended 45 years of division.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein made a visit to Kuwait since his country had seized control of the oil-rich nation.
1994 - The headquarters of the Haitian pro-army militia was raided by U.S. soldiers.
2003 - Ray Horn, of the duo "Siegfried & Roy," was attacked by tiger during a performance. Roy survived the attack after being dragged offstage.
2006 - North Korea announced that it would conduct a nuclear test as a key step in the manufacture of atomic bombs that it viewed as a deterrent against a U.S. attack. A date for the test was not announced.
2009 - Maine voters voted to repeal a state law that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry.
2011 - An Italian appeals court freed Amanda Knox of Seattle after four years in prison, tossing murder convictions against Knox and an ex-boyfriend in the stabbing of their British roommate.

World News

U.S. Airstrikes Said to Have Nearly Hit American Allies in Syria - According to two moderate rebels, an American airstrike nearly wiped out a command-and-control center run by affiliates of the Free Syrian Army last week.

US Now Admits it is Funding “Occupy Central”
Tony Cartalucci - Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called “Arab Spring” began spreading chaos across the Middle East that it had fully funded, trained, and equipped both mob leaders and heavily armed terrorists years in advance, it is now admitted that the US State Department through a myriad of organizations and NGOs is behind the so-called “Occupy Central” protests in Hong Kong.

FBI informant organized Anonymous hackers’ attacks on government sites in 30 countries
RT - Government websites in the UK, Australia and more than two dozen other countries were provided by an undercover FBI informant to a hacker involved with the group Anonymous as cybertargets to attack, according to previously unpublished documents.

JSIL: Activists come up with new ISIS-inspired name for Israel
RT - Launched by journalists Max Blumenthal and Rania Khalek on Sunday, the #JSIL hashtag has become extremely popular on Twitter among critics of Israeli policies, reaching more than 5,200 retweets a day at its peak. The new tag refers to the tactics used by the two states’ military forces, with destroyed homes and thousands of refugees among their consequences.

Argentine Stocks Continue Crash After Last "Moderate Voice" Resigns
Zero Hedge - The Argentina MERVAL stock index is down 16.5% since yesterday's news of the resignation of the last voice of reason among Argentina's policy-makers. As we noted previously, "this is not a good sign" and indicates a worrying escalation in the chances of hyperinflation.. This is the MERVAL's worst 2-day drop in 6 years. What some money-printing gives, too much money-printing takes away...

1 month to stop Ebola before it's 'totally out of control' - global aid NGO
RT - The International Rescue Committee (IRC), on behalf of 34 NGOs battling Ebola in West Africa, has warned that the number of cases is doubling roughly every three weeks and the globe has only four weeks to stop the crisis from spiraling out of control.

Liberia Plans To Prosecute Man Who Brought Ebola Into US For Allegedly Lying On Airport Questionnaire
CBS News - Liberia plans to prosecute the airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S., alleging that he lied on an airport questionnaire about not having any contact with an infected person, authorities said Thursday.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

An American Cameraman For NBC News Has Ebola — And He's Coming Back To The US
Business Insider - An unnamed American freelance cameraman/writer working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment, NBC News reports.

Report: “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”
Mac Slavo - A public tweet from a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events” says that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told to prepare to be activated in the month of October. The shocking revelation, made on the Goldenstate Fire/EMS Twitter page, suggests that not only did someone know that the Ebola virus would be reaching America, but that they knew exactly when it would happen.

Experts: Ebola Could be Transmitted “At a Distance” From Infected Victims
Paul Joseph Watson - Professors at the University of Illinois in Chicago assert that the Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via “infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients,” suggesting that the current understanding of Ebola only being communicable via direct contact is inaccurate.

The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
(NaturalNews) All the disinformation being spread about Ebola by the U.S. government and the complicit mass media will unfortunately make the Ebola pandemic far worse. That's because the public isn't being told the truth about how Ebola spreads and how individuals can help prevent transmission of the disease.

Doctor Boards Atlanta Flight In HazMat Suit To Protest "Lying CDC"
Zero Hedge - "If they're not lying, they are grossly incompetent," said Dr. Gil Mobley, a microbiologist and emergency trauma physician from Springfield, Mo. as he checked in and cleared Atlanta airport security wearing a mask, goggles, gloves, boots and a hooded white jumpsuit emblazoned on the back with the words, "CDC is lying!"

Rand Paul: “Political Correctness” Hindering Scientific Decisions On Ebola Outbreak
Steve Watson - Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has sounded the alarm on the Ebola virus reaching the US, urging that not enough is being done to educate on the seriousness of the outbreak.

Up to 100 possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated
(Reuters) - Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, and four people have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment, health officials said on Thursday.

Texas Health Officials Have Yet to Clean Ebola Patient’s Home Despite Protocol
Mikael Thalen David Lakey, Commissioner of Texas Department of State Health Services, stated that several “entities” have expressed “hesitancy” in cleaning the home. The comment draws increased concern given the current state of four of Duncan’s close family members who are currently being quarantined in the apartment.

Philadelphia becomes largest US city to decriminalize marijuana
RT - Philadelphia has decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in the city, reducing penalties for possession and public use to minor fines and community service. The move makes Philadelphia the largest city in the United States to decriminalize pot.

Economy & Business

JPMorgan Says Data Breach Affected 76 Million Households
Bloomberg - JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), the biggest U.S. bank, said a previously disclosed data breach affected 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.

Big Pharma Stocks Plummet as Feds Say they Can’t Re-Incorporate Abroad
Natural Society - Big Pharma corporations are told they can no longer 're-incorporate' abroad to avoid paying taxes where money was made in America. Stocks are dropping.

Energy & Environment

Thirst Turns to Desperation in Rural California
NY Times - Now in its third year, the state’s record-breaking drought is being felt in many ways: vanishing lakes and rivers, lost agricultural jobs, fallowed farmland, rising water bills, suburban yards gone brown. But nowhere is the situation as dire as in East Porterville, a small rural community in Tulare County where life’s daily routines have been completely upended by the drying of wells and, in turn, the disappearance of tap water.

California Water Fight May Head to U.S. Supreme Court
Breitbart - A legal group representing nut farmers in California's San Joaquin Valley filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, hoping to reverse a Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision from March that upheld a curb on water pumping championed by environmentalist groups in order to protect a species of fish in Northern California.

Science & Technology

U.S. Halts Dismantling of Old Nuclear Weapons, Seeing Potential Use Against Killer Asteroids
AllGov - There are about 100,000 asteroids 50 meters or larger in space, so officials think it’s better to be safe than sorry. It would take a 100-meter space rock to destroy a city the size of Washington, D.C. Last year a small asteroid shot over Russia and blew up with a force equal to 400 tons of TNT.

Apple’s new anonymity feature for iPhones is flawed, researchers say
RT - A feature rolled-out by Apple with the recent release of its new operating system for iPhones and iPads is being called into question by tech experts who say it stops short of offering customers an easy way to protect their privacy.

Making a homemade metal semi-automatic rifle just got crazy easy
Ars Technica - Eighteen months after demonstrating that he could make a 3D-printed gun, Cody Wilson announced Wednesday that his nonprofit group, Defense Distributed, has now moved on to simplifying the process of manufacturing traditional metal guns.


Sales of pandemic preparedness supplies skyrocket 143,000% following announcement of Ebola in America
(NaturalNews) All those who have long been prepping for a pandemic outbreak are suddenly looking like geniuses. With Ebola having now reached America and possibly spread to schoolchildren and medical staff, informed Americans are rushing to purchase protective supplies such as isolation gowns, Tyvek body suits, latex gloves and N95 masks.

Here’s Why You Should NOT Panic Over Ebola
The Daily Sheeple - Panic may very well ensue, but it’s an indulgence you can’t afford when you have a limited window to acquire the things you may need. So take a deep breath, get a pen and paper, and prepare to be methodical about this. While things could get bad, they aren’t bad right now.


VIDEO: Natural Cures Summit October 6-13, 2014
The Natural Cures Summit is FREE and online from October 6-13, 2014. With 30 presentations about naturally healing with home remedies and natural cures you could begin the path to better health and disease prevention NOW! When you sign up you will receive a free download of the 'Go Naked Cookbook' by Dr. Josh Axe & Cynthia Pasquella.

The French School Lunch Program vs. The U.S.
Natural Blaze - It’s a shocking statistic that everyone should be talking about: 1 in every 3 kids in the United States is overweight or obese. What on earth could American children be eating to substantiate this scary statistic?

3 Dental Procedures That Should Be Avoided Like The Plague - As with most conventional medical practitioners, the largest percentage of practicing dentists and dental hygienists are driven by misinformation and myths that have been exposed before but that continue to be promulgated by the profession due to a repetition of ignorance and dismissal of holistic dental practices of which the public are quickly becoming informed.

Weekend Viewing

Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve
The Corbett Report - What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important question and pulls back the curtain on America's central bank.

Thursday - October 2, 2014 - Today in History:

1780 - British army major John Andre was hanged as a spy. He was carrying information about the actions of Benedict Arnold.
1835 - The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place near the Guadalupe River when American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry unit.
1836 - Charles Darwin returned to England after 5 years of acquiring knowledge around the world about fauna, flora, wildlife and geology. He used the information to develop his "theory of evolution" which he unveiled in his 1859 book entitled The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
1870 - Rome was made the capital of Italy.
1889 - The first international Conference of American States began in Washington, DC.
1919 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.
1924 - The Geneva Protocol adopted the League of Nations.
1940 - During World War II, the HMS Empress was sunk while carrying child refugees from Britain to Canada.
1941 - Operation Typhoon was launched by Nazi Germany. The plan was an all-out offensive against Moscow.
1948 - The first automobile race to use asphalt, cement and dirt roads took place in Watkins Glen in New York. It was the first road race in the U.S. following World War II.
1962 - U.S. ports were closed to nations that allowed their ships to carry arms to Cuba, ships that had docked in a socialist country were prohibited from docking in the United States during that voyage, and the transport of U.S. goods was banned on ships owned by companies that traded with Cuba.
1967 - Thurgood Marshall was sworn in. He was the first African-American member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1989 - In Leipzig, East Germany a protest took place demanding the legalization of opposition groups and the adoption of democratic reforms.
2001 - NATO, for the first time, invoked a treaty clause that stated that an attack on one member is an attack on all members. The act was in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.
2002 - A man was shot and killed in a grocery store parking lot in Wheaton, Md., the first victim in a series of sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C. area that left 10 dead.
2006 - A man took a group of girls hostage in an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa., killing five and wounding five others before committing suicide.

World News

US to sell Saudi Arabia $1.75bn worth of Patriot air defenses
RT - The US State Department has approved sales of Patriot PAC-3 missile complexes to Saudi Arabia, the US primary ally in the Arab world. At the moment Riyadh operates previous versions of the same air defense missile complexes.

Media censor Argentina president's remarks at UN
Press TV - Mainstream media outlets have censored the comments made by the Argentine president at the United Nations General Assembly where she harshly criticized the US international policies. Related video.

Swiss Gold Referendum Attracting Attention Two Months Ahead Of Vote
(Kitco News) - A referendum on Switzerland’s gold reserves is starting to attract some attention outside of the country as a yes vote would have significant implications for the gold market... On November 30, Swiss citizens will go to the polls to vote on three areas; whether or not the Swiss National Bank should increase its gold reserves to 20%, that the central bank should stop selling its precious metals and that all its gold should be held within the country.

Governments seize colloidal silver being used to successfully treat Ebola patients
(NaturalNews) Efforts to bring natural Ebola treatments to suffering West Africans have been squelched by the World Health Organization (WHO), which recently blocked multiple shipments of nanosilver solution measuring at 10 parts per million (ppm) from entering the region, leaving thousands to suffer needlessly.

‘Lack of intelligence’: US airstrikes in Syria, Iraq could lead to high civilian casualties
RT - The risk of civilian deaths from bombs dropped in Syria and Iraq could be much higher than drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, according to US officials. This is due to a lack of intelligence on the ground and a change in bombing policy.

Mix-up sees Iraq pilot drop aid, ammo for ISIS instead of govt troops
RT - An Iraqi pilot accidentally dropped aid and ammunition into territory controlled by the Islamic State. They were intended to help government forces in the west of Iraq, but instead the blunder ended up aiding the enemy.

Strong proof Right Sector, National Guard linked to mass graves near Donetsk – Moscow
RT - There is irrefutable evidence that the National Guard and ultra-nationalist Right Sector fighters are responsible for the murder of people recently discovered in mass burial sites near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine said Russia’s Investigative Committee.

Russia’s second biggest lender reduces dollar loans
Russia’s second biggest bank VTB has reduced its US dollar lending, Andrey Kostin the bank’s head said on the sidelines of the Russia Calling! forum on Wednesday.

Putin: Russia won’t limit access to internet
RT - At a meeting with Russia's Security Council, President Vladimir Putin has said the problem of the country’s 'informational space' security is of top priority, but assured the state has no intentions of limiting access to the web.

Argentina president claims US plotting to oust her
The Guardian - Argentinean opposition politicians have accused the country’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, of being “completely out of touch with reality” after she gave a rambling televised address in which she claimed the US may be behind a plot to overthrow her government and possibly even assassinate her.

Kissinger considered attack on cuba following angola incursion
National Security Archive - Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered a series of secret contingency plans that included airstrikes and mining of Cuban harbors in the aftermath of Fidel Castro's decision to send Cuban forces into Angola in late 1975, according to declassified documents made public today for the first time.

China to open first high security bio laboratory - China's first high-security biosafety laboratory will be ready for use by December... The facility, which has been under construction since July 2011, has been billed as the first in China that will be equipped to handle Class 4 pathogens - dangerous viruses that pose a high risk of airborne person-to-person transmission, which can include haemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola, and others.

Canadian Health Agency Deletes Info on “Airborne Spread” of Ebola
Paul Joseph Watson - The Public Health Agency of Canada has deleted information from its official website which indicated that the “airborne spread” of Ebola was strongly suspected by health authorities, amidst efforts by officials in Texas to calm concerns about the first outbreak of the virus in America.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

How Bad Could It Get? US Government Order Of 160,000 HazMat Suits Gives A Clue
Zero Hedge - [...] when the US government buys 160,000 hazmat suits specifically designed against Ebola, just ahead of the worst Ebola epidemic in history making US landfall, one wonders: what do they know the we don't?

United Airlines scrambles to alert HUNDREDS of passengers who came in contract with Ebola patient
Daily Mail - U.S. officials had refused to release Duncan's flight details, but United Airlines chose to make his itinerary public... Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, arrived in the U.S. at Washington Dulles International Airport on United Flight 951 on September 20, the airline revealed today. He then boarded United Flight 822 to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

WH: 'Screening Procedures In Place At Our Border'
Weekly Standard - White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today that, after the Ebola case in Dallas, the Obama administration reminded border law enforcment agencies of "protocol" to deal with people that appear to have symptoms of Ebola. Earnest also said that there "are screening procedures in place at our border."

Patient in isolation at Honolulu's Queen’s Medical Center, officials say Ebola a possibility - The Department of Health has confirmed a patient is currently in isolation and undergoing testing in Honolulu.

A brief history of governments deploying weaponized pandemics against innocent populations
(NaturalNews) Throughout the course of human history, governments -- even those that claimed to be benevolent -- have killed millions of their own people in horrible fashion through the use of what were essentially weapons of mass destruction.

Rhode Island Child Dies From Complications Of Enterovirus
CBS News - The Rhode Island Health Department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.

Grand jury considering the Ferguson shooting is being investigated for misconduct
Washington Post - The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

After Ebola Case in Dallas, Health Officials Seek Those Who Had Contact With Patient
NY Times - Health officials in Dallas said Wednesday that they believed the man who is the first confirmed case of the Ebola virus in the country had come into contact with 12 to 18 people, including some school children, when he was experiencing symptoms.
* Related: Dallas parents fearing Ebola remove children from school

Patient Zero and the Pentagon’s Ebola Vaccine
Kurt Nimmo - “On Wednesday,” Hagel said, “we received approval to begin safety testing for one [Ebola] vaccine candidate that will be conducted here at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.” The Pentagon is funding an Ebola vaccine under a $140 million project with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian company.

Ebola in America – The Deadly Implications So, Ebola has finally arrived. I’m not surprised, and you probably aren’t, either. But, there are a few things that you might not be aware of. For instance, you might not know that: Ebola is MORE contagious in colder climates, in the winter -than in areas where the outbreak occurred....

Obama Still Refuses to Halt Flights From Ebola Hot Zone
Kit Daniels - After U.S. officials disclosed another potential case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas, this morning, the question remains whether the Obama administration will finally stop flights from Ebola-stricken countries as multiple nations did over a month ago.
* Related: Flashback: World Health Organization Rejects Ebola Travel Ban

CDC Says It's 'Not Necessary' to Release Ebola Patient's Flight
ABC News - The flight information for the Ebola patient diagnosed in Texas will not be released by health officials because "It's just not necessary," a spokesperson at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told ABC News.

Refugee plan set up for Central American minors
AP - In a memorandum to the State Department Tuesday, President Barack Obama allocated 4,000 slots for refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean for next year. The number is a fraction of the number of children who have already crossed the border into the United States and are awaiting deportation proceedings.

#SecretServiceFail: Armed man ‘slipped past agents, rode in elevator with Obama’
RT - An armed man who has been convicted of assault and battery three times was somehow able to slip past the Secret Service and ride in an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month, several media reports have said.

US Secret Service director resigns after series of scandals
RT - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned from her post atop the security detail in charge of protecting United States President Barack Obama on Wednesday following several recent serious breaches.

Economy & Business

Dow sinks 225 points as economy, earnings questioned
CNBC News - Biotech companies involved in developing Ebola drugs rose after the first confirmed case of a patient with the disease in the U.S, with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals and Sarepta Therapeutics among those rallying. Carriers including Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways fell on worries the disease might curb air travel.

The Death Of King Dollar: “This Could Happen As Soon As 2018″
Mac Slavo - Despite continued assurances about America’s economic strength and global influence, scores of nations around the world are rapidly divesting themselves from their dependency on the world’s reserve currency as a mechanism of exchange.

Veteran News

Huge increase in US Navy sailors suffering injury after Fukushima exposure
ENENews - The number is more than 110… we now have 225 injured sailors — 21, 22, 23, 25-year-olds. A population that you don’t usually find cancers such as leukemia, testicular cancers, uterine cancers, thyroid cancers. We also have cancers so rare only 0.001% of people have experienced it.

Energy & Environment

Hanford nuclear waste tank will leak at least for another year
RT - A deal struck between the US Dept. of Energy and Washington state will allow a leaky radioactive storage tank at the heavily-polluted Hanford Nuclear Reservation to remain as is for more than a year before its contents are removed.

Fukushima fallout in California 1000x Greater than Expected: What You can Do
Natural Society - A government expert called the Fukushima fallout in California ‘a thousand times greater than expected’ several days after the Fukushima explosion.

Science & Technology

Electric Shock Bracelets Are the Natural Next Step for Wearables That Control Us
Motherboard - Technology changes us; it’s not just a tool, it’s also a site of negotiation for our identities, our behaviors, our values, and potentially even our physical brains. Pavlok, a wearable device that shocks you if it catches you on Facebook or sitting on the couch scarfing chips instead of hitting the gym, makes this complicated relationship viscerally explicit.

Top 10 Flashlight Apps Are Stealing Your Data, Even Pics Off Your Phone
Ben Swann - According to Snoopwall, all of the top 10 apps are doing more than what consumers are expecting from a flashlight. For instance, the number 1 flashlight app for Android is the “Super Bright LED Flashlight”. This app has between 100 million and 500 million installs worldwide. So what does the app actually have the ability to do?...

Cops Distribute ‘Internet Safety Software’ That’s Actually Unsafe Spyware - An estimated 245 law enforcement agencies in 35 states have for years been distributing software called ComputerCOP as a way for parents to ensure their children have a safe web-browsing experience. The problem is, ComputerCOP is just glorified spyware that lacks basic safety features.


“The Quest for The Cures…Continues” October 13th through Friday the 24th
Ty Bollinger - “The Quest for The Cures…Continues” is the first ever, investigative report (60 minutes style) documentary mini-series that will broadcast to the world for free starting Monday October 13th through Friday the 24th. Each episode will start airing primetime nightly at 9pm Eastern and will be available for the next 24 hours.

Comprehensive study of allergic deaths in US finds medications are main culprit
Natural Blaze - The study, published online today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also found that the risk of fatal drug-induced allergic reactions was particularly high among older people and African-Americans and that such deaths increased significantly in the U.S. in recent years.

Mercury Spectrum Disorder - neuronal cell damage for life from vaccinations
(NaturalNews) More vaccines and earlier in life! This is what the USA and the CDC do to babies, and this is why we have a higher infant mortality rate (thanks to disease) than 43 of the other modern countries of the world.

48 Foods To Balance Your Hormones & Give You Glowing Skin
Natural Blaze - If we don't eat foods with the nutrients we need, our body cannot produce hormones correctly or maintain hormonal balance because it doesn't have the building blocks to do so. Whatever you're eating is either helping hormonal production, or causing unpredictable imbalances.

Why You Should Eat Avocado Seeds
Natural Blaze - Avocado seeds have more antioxidants than most fruits and veggies and contain polyphenols similar to those found in green tea. They are full of more soluble fiber than most foods, which aids in digestion and circulation. In South America, avocado seeds are used to treat dysentery and other GI tract problems.

‘Death Doctor’ who ordered unnecessary chemotherapy could resume practice
RT - A Michigan doctor facing upwards of 175 years in prison for fraud, conspiracy and money laundering could be practicing again in half a decade, and that is worrying to, among others, relatives of former patients who have since passed on.

How Whole Turmeric Heals The Damaged Brain
Green Med Info - Long considered impossible, new research reveals how a simple spice might regenerate the damaged brain.

Metalloestrogens: A New Class Of Cancer Causing Estrogens
Green Med Info - We are now increasingly being exposed to an emerging class of “metalloestrogens” in our food, supplements and environment with the potential to add to the estrogenic burden of the human breast.

The Cannabis Cure For Cancer
Green Med Info - This quick overview of the science backs up the assertion that every cancer patient and every oncologist should put medical marijuana on their treatment maps.

Pet News

Poultry Sludge Pet Food
Susan Thixton - A firm in Delaware is seeking a permit from local government to build a facility that recycles "poultry processing wastewater sludge" into a pet food ingredient. Protecting the environment - at the expense of our pets.

This Country Requires You to Care for Your Pet Until Death
Dr. Becker - As opposed to the US where 86% of surrendered pets are turned over for owner-specific reasons, this country's laws require its citizens to provide life-long care. Here, when you grow too old to care for your pet, you can bring him to this first-ever retirement center.

Wednesday - October 1, 2014 - Today in History:

1800 - Spain ceded the territory of Louisiana back to France. Later the property would be purchased by the U.S. effectively doubling its size.
1880 - Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps at Edison Lamp Works in Menlo Park.
1885 - Special delivery mail service began in the United States. The first routes were in West Virginia.
1890 - The U.S. Congress passed the McKinley Tariff Act. The act raised tariffs to a record level.
1896 - Rural Free Delivery was established by the U.S. Post Office.
1908 - The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford. The purchase price of the car was $850.
1918 - Damascus was captured from the Turks during World War I by a force made up of British and Arab forces.
1938 - German forces enter Czechoslovakia and seized control of the Sudetenland. The Munich Pact had been signed two days before.
1940 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened as the first toll superhighway in the United States.
1943 - Naples was captured by the Allied forces during World War II.
1946 - The International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg sentenced 12 Nazi officials to death. Seven others were sentenced to prison terms and 3 were acquitted.
1964 - The Free Speech Movement was started at the University of California at Berkeley.
1972 - The Chinese government approved friendly relations with the United States.
1979 - The United States handed control of the Canal Zone over to Panama.
1988 - Mikhail Gorbachev assumed the Soviet presidency.
1990 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly and once again condemned Iraq's takeover of Kuwait.
1991 - U.S. President Bush condemned the military coup in Haiti that removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power. U.S. economic and military aid was suspended.
1992 - The Strategic Arm Reduction Treaty was approved by the U.S. Senate.
1993 - Polly Klaas, 12, was abducted from her Petaluma, Calif., home during a slumber party and murdered.
1995 - Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine other defendants were convicted in New York of conspiring to attack the U.S. through bombings, kidnappings and assassinations.
1998 - The U.S. government posted a $2.2 million reward for the capture of Augustin Vasquez Mendoza. He is accused of killing an undercover U.S. agent during a drug purchase in 1994.
2001 - The Supreme Court suspended former President Bill Clinton from practicing before the high court.
2008 - A $700 billion financial industry bailout won lopsided passage in the Senate, 74-25, after it was loaded with tax breaks and other sweeteners.

World News

Russian Central Bank rejects capital controls as ruble hits lowest level since 1998
RT - The ruble slid to a new record low of 39.71 against the dollar Tuesday. The Russian Central Bank has been quick to quash fears it would re-introduce capital controls to limit the amount of foreign currency purchases, or even moved outside the country.

Russian senators cancel official US visit, plan to cut links with ‘hostile’ EU states
RT - Russia’s Federation Council will boycott a scheduled business roundtable with US Senators next month, and has voiced intentions to stop co-operation with all sanction-supporting EU parliaments.

Violence erupts near toppled Lenin statue in Kharkov, Ukraine (VIDEOS)
RT - Tensions remain high around the toppled Lenin monument in Kharkov, Ukraine, where overnight skirmishes saw a group of radical youths attack demonstrators protesting the demolition of the statue.

Lavrov: More Than 400 Bodies Found Buried in Ukraine's Donetsk Horrific Facts
RIA Novosti - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that more than 400 bodies have been discovered in mass graves near the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

‘Join the invisible to make the impossible’: Israel’s Mossad now recruits agents online
RT - Israeli intelligence has given up to modern trends and introduced an online questionnaire for would-be spies. Unlike the businesslike CIA or MI5 web draft campaigns, Israelis are luring volunteers with mystery halo always shrouding Mossad’s activities.

Obama, Netanyahu to Discuss Iran Nuclear Issue, US-led Campaign Against IS
RIA Novosti - US President Barack Obama will meet Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, with the meeting expected to focus on the ongoing P5+1 negotiations with Iran over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, as well as other issues related to the Middle East, AP reports.

Afghanistan Stakes on Mineral Wealth to Reduce Foreign Dependency
RIA Novosti - As Afghanistan emerges from the decades-long conflict, its newly-elected President Ashraf Ghani is planning to tap into the country's mineral wealth to wean the government in Kabul off foreign aid that accounts about for two-thirds of the nation's revenues.

Advanced iOS virus targeting Hong Kong protestors says security firm
(Reuters) - Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc's iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Recovery? 60% Of Greeks Live At Or Below Poverty Levels
Zero Hedge - While Greek government yields (and political leaders) proclaim the troubled peripheral European nation is 'recovering', the risk of major political upheaval in Greece has not gone away ahead of next year's presidential vote next year.

Ebola quarantine zones quickly become starvation death traps
(NaturalNews) In a bid to contain the rapidly escalating Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone recently instituted a three-day quarantine during which time the nation's residents were told to stay at home to avoid infection.

How was this not planned in advance? Ebola vaccine magically ready for human trials in weeks, not years
(NaturalNews) More proof that the West African Ebola crisis is a total fraud lies in a newly proposed Ebola vaccine that just so conveniently awaits human trials in a matter of weeks, not years. Researchers at Oxford University in the UK are ready to begin testing the vaccine, which seems to have magically appeared out of nowhere, with plans to administer it to some 10,000 health workers by the end of the year.

Pentagon sends counterinsurgency military experts to Ukraine
RT - The Pentagon has supplied at least eight counterinsurgency and military-planning experts to Kiev to help Western-backed Ukrainian forces engaged in tense conflict with Russian-speaking populations in the east.

"Russia Could Ditch Dollar In 2-3 Years"; Deputy PM Warns Nuclear Subs "Could Reach Any Country On Any Continent"
Zero Hedge - "Two to three years is enough, not only to launch [settlements in rubles], but also to complete these mechanisms," says Andrey Kostin, head of Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB, noting that the possibility of the US and EU widening sanctions to exclude Russia from the SWIFT global money transfer system would become “a point of no return” making any further dialog impossible.

Moscow rejects Kiev's 'virtual' gas price, seeks $3.9bn to resume supplies
RT - Russia is ready to resume gas deliveries to Ukraine only after it pays $2 billion of its debt and makes a $1.9 billion advance payment for future supplies, Russian Minister of Energy Aleksandr Novak said.

Tens of thousands sleep out: Massive protest lights up Hong Kong skyline [PHOTOS]
RT - Hong Kong is witnessing one of the city's largest rallies in decades, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to join a protest movement, widely known as #OccupyCentral, demanding election reform.

US Openly Approves Hong Kong Chaos it Created
Tony Cartalucci - Behind the so-called “Occupy Central” protests, which masquerade as a “pro-democracy” movement seeking “universal suffrage” and “full democracy,” is a deep and insidious network of foreign financial, political, and media support. Prominent among them is the US State Department and its National Endowment for Democracy (NED) as well as NED’s subsidiary, the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

U.S. News, Politics & Government

After first Ebola case, red flags emerge that U.S. unprepared for pandemic
The Washington Times - The confirmation Tuesday of the first Ebola case on U.S. soil emerges against a backdrop of increasing concern in America’s medical community that preparedness for a pandemic has stagnated or slipped in recent years because of tough economic times and increasing malaise since the 2001 anthrax threat.

First Ebola Case Diagnosed In The United States, Patient MAY Have Infected Others
Liberty Crier - Health authorities have begun tracking down family and friends who may have had close contact with the patient and could be at risk for becoming ill. But officials said there are no other suspected cases in Texas.

‘Take back our tanks’: Police can’t get rid of military gear in Ferguson aftermath
RT - Police departments that have been slammed for increased militarization through the Defense Department’s surplus equipment program now have a new dilemma. Some of them have discovered they cannot give their unused war supplies back to the Pentagon.

Disarming law: Californians gain right to have relatives’ guns confiscated
RT - Under a new California law, families can ask police to confiscate lawfully-owned weapons from close relatives. The law was introduced after an unstable gunman’s shooting rampage left seven people dead and 13 injured.

Will CDC Activate Emergency Measures After Ebola Confirmed in US?
Paul Joseph Watson - The Centers for Disease Control confirmed today that an Ebola victim was admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Reference to the patient’s “recent travel history” suggests that the victim arrived from one of the African countries hit by the virus.

CDC Warns Funeral Homes in U.S. to Prepare For Ebola Victims
Paul Joseph Watson - The Centers for Disease Control is advising funeral homes in the United States on how to handle the remains of Ebola victims, although officials are keen to stress that the development is not a cause for alarm.

McCain: Ground troops needed to fight ISIL
USA Today - Americans would support sending more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State if U.S. strategy in the region were clearer, Sen. John McCain, a longtime critic of President Obama's foreign policy, said Monday. And without more specialized troops, he said, the U.S. mission against the Islamic State will fail.

Congressman Faces Backlash After Urging Military Leaders to Rebel Against Obama
Paul Joseph Watson - Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) is facing a backlash after he urged military leaders to rebel against President Barack Obama’s foreign policy by resigning their positions.

Ron Paul Thinks There Should Be More Secessionist Movements in the U.S.
National Journal - "It's something that I think is going to grow, because the failure of the federal government is going to get much worse," he said. "When the bankruptcy evolves, and maybe some of these pension funds are confiscated, and the wars never end, and bankruptcy comes forth, people [will say], 'Hey, we're getting a bad deal from this. Why don't we leave?' "

Veteran News

VA Records Show Veteran Rescheduled Appointment after he Died
AllGov - Either the Department of Veterans Affairs has again demonstrated some shady record keeping or it has a zombie problem on its hands. According to VA records, former Marine Jordan Buisman rescheduled his medical appointment four days after he died. He died of seizure disorder, the condition for which he sought treatment 24 days before the appointment.

Economy & Business

Looking for Revenue, Postal Service Proposes Delivering Groceries in the Early Morning
AllGov - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivers mail despite snow, rain, heat and gloom of night. Soon we’ll see if the same goes for a can of green beans.... so far the project has been attempted only in the San Francisco Bay Area, where it has averaged 160 food deliveries a day between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. in conjunction with

Housing Market

Virginia Files Billion-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Lawsuit against Major Banks
AllGov - Attorney General Mark Herring on September 16 filed a $1.15 billion lawsuit against 13 of the largest banks in the world alleging they defrauded the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) by selling it mortgage-based securities that turned toxic.

Science & Technology

Internet colossal eBay announces big plans for Russia
RT - While Western nations continue to pile sanctions onto Russia, eBay the world's largest online marketplace is expanding in the country. On Tuesday, it opened up its platform to Russia’s biggest retailers, eBay’s first local overseas site in seven years.

In about-face, PayPal to split from eBay in 2015—to compete with Apple Pay
Ars Technica - On Tuesday, eBay announced that in 2015 it would be splitting off its PayPal unit into a separate, publicly traded company. Investors lauded the move, sending eBay's stock price up nearly eight percent on the day, as of this writing.

YouTube: Open Sourcing 3D Printing Hydroponics!
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to the inventor of the Free 3D-Printable Hydroponics System, which is open sourced and available to you now. Visit 3Dponics.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies
Natural Blaze - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs.


Last chance to register for the Self-Reliance Summit
Discover Dozens of Empowering Strategies for Becoming More Self Reliant, Living Sustainably, and Being Prepared for Any Disaster or Global Pandemic During the SELF RELIANCE SUMMIT Global Online Event from October 1st-7th 2014 – FREE!

The One Simple Secret to Surviving Any Crisis
Activist Post - When disaster strikes, will you be ready? Will you be organized, calm, and ready to adapt to whatever the situation brings? Sometimes we have some warning, and sometimes things happen out of the blue. There is one simple secret that will allow you to sail through nearly any crisis. It doesn’t cost a lot of money, or take up an entire roomful of storage space.

Getting Started: Prepping for a Two Week Power Outage
Natural Blaze - A great starting point for someone who is just getting started on a preparedness journey is prepping specifically for a two-week power outage. If you can comfortably survive for two weeks without electricity, you will be in a far better position than most of the people in North America.


Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak
(NaturalNews) In truth, if you want to be safe from the increasingly likely possibility of an Ebola outbreak in North America, you need to take steps NOW to protect yourself.... I'm the creator of the website which has now taught pandemic preparedness skills and lifesaving knowledge to over one million people. Here are the highlights of what you need to be doing right now, in preparation for a pandemic outbreak...

This Alternative Sweetener Could Send You into a Pre-Diabetic State Within Days
Dr. Mercola - This popular substance is one of the worst to consume if you want shed pounds. Out of these seven volunteers who consumed it for one week, four developed significant disturbances to their blood glucose - and some ended up pre-diabetic within days.

Magnesium for MS, ALS and Epilepsy
(NaturalNews) In a recent blog I wrote about the importance of magnesium for the nervous system. It was inspired by several emails from readers who shared their experiences.

Kill internal parasites easily with these 8 herbs
(NaturalNews) Parasites are more common than most people realize. There are many different kinds. Internally, there's a pretty good chance that you and a third of the people you know have them.

25 alternative treatments for warts
(NaturalNews) Warts are a non-cancerous growth on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus.

San Jose Government Targets Cancer Patients in Revenue Generation Bid
Kurt Nimmo - Instead of raising taxes, now politically unviable, and instituting service cutbacks, also politically unviable, San Jose, California, will fall back on a tried and true method of government revenue generation. It intends to prey on small business with a new round of code violation fines. The government has decided to target an especially vulnerable class of victims unable to defend themselves – the sick who use medical marijuana.

Organics Board to Review Rules for BPA, GMOs, and GMO Vaccines for Animals
Alliance for Natural Health - The deadline for comments is this week.... The National Organic Standards Board will be meeting later this month in Louisville. Fundamental issues that will determine the future of organic foods will be discussed and voted upon. The NOSB has proposed a new research priority: whether to prohibit BPA (the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A) in the packaging used for organic foods “in light of mounting evidence that it may be harmful.”

5 Reasons You Should Eat More Goji Berries
Natural News Blog - For a small berry, Goji Berries are packed with amazing compounds that fight disease naturally. Regarded as a food of healing within traditional Chinese medicine for more than 5,000 years, goji berries are deemed as a tonic for the kidneys, liver and eyes, within ancient medical texts. Today, Goji Berries are known as one of the most nutrient-dense foods anywhere on Earth. We should all eat more Goji Berries.

9 Things You Probably Don't Know About Pineapples - Pineapples have exceptional qualities as a vibrant tropical fruit with balanced sweetness and tartness.

Pet News

Why I Don't Remove Lumps and Bumps - Unless They Do This
Dr. Becker - Your vet may recommend removing a scary-looking lump on your pet, but there are good reasons why many of us in the holistic community prefer to leave them alone. Plus: the connection I've noticed between lipomas or fatty tumors and metabolism issues.





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