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Today in History - Friday - September 28, 2012
1781 - During the Revolutionary War, American forces began the siege on Yorktown, VA.
1787 - The U.S. Congress voted to send the new Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for their approval.
1850 - U.S. President Millard Fillmore named Brigham Young the first governor of the Utah territory. In 1857, U.S. President James Buchanan removed Young from the position.
1915 - The British defeated the Turks in Mesopotamia at Kut-el-Amara.
1918 - U.S.A. Spanish Flu Epidemic - Philadelphia was the hardest hit city in the United States. After the Liberty Loan parade on September 28, thousands of people became infected causing the death of 12,000 in the city
1924 - The first around-the-world flight was completed by two U.S. Army planes when they landed in Seattle, WA. The trip took 175 days.
1939 - During World War II, Germany and the Soviet Union agreed upon a plan on the division of Poland.
1946 - Vets learn To Fly / GI Bill Of Rights - An ever increasing number of returning World War II vets learned to fly under the legislation provided by the GI Bill of Rights, with thousands across the country gaining private pilot licenses.
1950 - The United Nations admitted Indonesia.
1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1961 - "Dr. Kildare" premiered on NBC-TV.
1961 - "Hazel" premiered on NBC-TV.
1967 - The first mayor of Washington, DC, Walter Washington, took office.
1972 - Communist China and Japan agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations.
1978 - Heavy fighting occurred in Lebanon between Syrian peacekeeping troops and Lebanese Christian militiamen.
1991 - In response to U.S. President Bush's reduction of U.S. nuclear arms Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised to reciprocate.
1995 - Yasser Arafat of the PLO and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed an accord that transferred control of the West Bank.
1997 - The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was held in New York City, NY. The official debut of the DVD format was featured.
2000 - The U.S. Federal Drug Administration approved the use of RU-486 in the United States. The pill is used to induce an abortion.
2004 - The U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Secret Service introduced the first newly redesigned $50 bill.

World News

France public debt exceeds 90% of GDP
Press TV - New figures show that France’s public sector debt has soared to over 90 percent of the crisis-hit country’s economic output at the end of the second quarter of 2012.

VIDEO: Mass arrests in Chile after police teargas student protest - At least 20 people have been arrested as thousands of students clashed with riot police in Santiago, Chile after a rally in support of education reform turned violent.... Earlier, thousands of high school and university students had come together to march in support of educational reform, asking Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera to consider their demands ahead of 2013′s national budget consolidation.

World Health Organization mulling global cigarette tax - The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a global excise tax of up to 70 percent on cigarettes at an upcoming November conference, raising concerns among free market tax policy analysts about fiscal sovereignty and bureaucratic mission creep.

EU to Lower GM Rules in Face of Study Showing Immense Harm
Gaia Health - The EU’s rules on genetically modified crops are about to be weakened, allowing the concept of ‘substantial equivalence’ to become the standard, thus allowing virtually any GM crop to be approved virtually automatically.... There will be no Parliamentary scrutiny of the proposed loosening of regulations. The EU Commission, acting as a dictator, intends to hold closed-door sessions about the changes sometime during the next few weeks. They do not even intend to let the public know when they’ll be held!

Putin blames West for global chaos
RT - "Our partners just can't stop,” Putin said at a meeting with representatives of one of Russia's regions. “They have already created chaos in many territories, and now they are continuing the same policy in other countries, including Syria." Commenting on the "Arab Spring" and the ongoing Syrian conflict, he said: "Our position is to help carry out changes for the better in all countries but not to try to force on them – especially by armed force – what we consider to be right.”

Spain announces harshest budget reforms
RT - Spain has announced its plan for drastic economic reform, and a tight 2013 budget, where cutting spending rather than lifting taxes will be the focus. The Spanish government is set to pass 43 new laws to reform the economy within the next six months. The new budget entails 58% spending cuts and 42% increased taxes.

German Catholics will be denied Holy Communion or a religious burial if they refuse to pay church tax
Daily Mail - Germany's Catholic Church will deny worshippers the right to Holy Communion and religious burials if people do not pay a special church tax. A newly-enforced German bishops' decree says anyone failing to pay the tax - an extra 8% of their income tax bill - will no longer be considered a Catholic. All people in Germany must pay this tax if they want to worship in either Catholic or protestant churches, or Jewish synagogues.

Banks bamboozle politicians and public to hold back reforms and protect bonuses, Bank of England official says - A senior Bank of England official last night accused bankers of ‘propagating myths’ and ‘exploiting fear’ to hold back much-needed reform and protect their bonuses. Robert Jenkins said ‘formidable’ bank lobby groups are still managing to ‘bewitch’ and ‘bamboozle’ politicians five years on from the financial crisis.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Politicized, Militarized Homeland Security Department Unveils New Panzer Division
Reaganite Republican- To the list of recent unsettling developments at DHS and other federal agencies -such as FEMA camp expansions, massive DHS ammo buys, a creepy new biometric surveillance system just being rolled-out by the FBI, and drones buzzing our backyards with cameras- we can now add the appearance across the country of not just heavily-armored military grade Humvees, but 'GLS' armored personnel carriers (APC's) such as in the picture above - 2500 of them to be exact.

Tragedy of US police training by Israeli companies
Veterans Today - During the Bush administration, Israeli-American dual citizen and Director of Homeland Security Chertoff mandated that American police forces be trained by Israeli groups in crowd control, counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering. Since that time, shootings of unarmed civilians has gone up 500%, attacks on legal political protests by police have become a scandal and huge stockpiles of ammunition and military heavy weaponry have been distributed to law enforcement groups in every region of America, both local and federally controlled.

YouTube: PM Netanyahu meets New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
September 27, 2012 - Mayor Bloomberg Meets with Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel at the Gracie Mansion, Upper East Side, Manhattan.

VIDEO: As Israeli PM Netanyahu Discusses Iran’s Nukes, Let’s Not Forget His Lies About Iraq’s WMD’s - In the video, Netanyahu tells Congress, “There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is working and is advancing to the development of nuclear weapons. No question whatsoever…. Two decades ago it was possible to thwart Saddam’s nuclear ambitions by bombing a single instillation, but today nothing less than dismantling his regime will do.

Netanyahu draws "red line" on Iran's nuclear program
Reuters - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew his "red line" for Iran's nuclear program on Thursday despite a U.S. refusal to set an ultimatum, saying Tehran will be on the brink of a nuclear weapon in less than a year. By citing a time frame in an address to the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu - who has clashed with President Barack Obama over the urgency of military action against Iran - appeared to suggest no Israeli attack was imminent before the November 6 U.S. presidential election.
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Netanyahu Brings Visual Aid "Bomb Drawing"...

MeK supporters attack Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman in New York - No arrests were made
Press TV - Mehmanparast and several other Iranian officials were walking to their hotel when they were surrounded and assaulted by supporters of the anti-Iran MKO terrorists on Wednesday. New York City police and the US security forces made no arrests as the attackers physically abused members of the Iranian delegation accompanying Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his visit to the United States to address the 67th session of the UN General Assembly. The US is responsible for the security of all diplomatic delegations attending the UN meetings as the host to the world body.

VIDEO: Reality Check: Muslim Protests Have Nothing To Do With A Youtube Video? - Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the U.N. call for banning blasphemy and whether it is based on a false narrative.

A Culture of Delusion
Paul Craig Roberts - A writer’s greatest disappointments are readers who have knee-jerk responses. Not all readers, of course. Some readers are thoughtful and supportive. Others express thanks for opening their eyes. But the majority are happy when a writer tells them what they want to hear and are unhappy when he writes what they don’t want to hear.... Rationally, it makes no sense for readers to think that a writer who would lie to them about one thing would tell them the truth about another. But as long as they hear what they want to hear, it is the truth. If they don’t want to hear it, it is a lie.

VIDEO: US brands Julian Assange and WikiLeaks ‘enemies of the state’
RT - Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have been declared enemies of the United States. Declassified US Air Force counter-intelligence documents reveal that military personnel contacting WikiLeaks may face execution for "communicating with the enemy." The documents, which have been released under American Freedom of Information laws and published by WikiLeaks, were originally classified as secret and not releasable to non-US nationals.

NAPOLITANO: The Arab Spring has become Western Winter
Washington Times - Let them run their own governments. Is the Arab Middle East ready for democracy? We know how the past two American presidents have answered this. The revised stated purpose behind President George W. Bush’s invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq was to build a new world order by forcing democracy on populations to whom it was truly alien. The original stated purpose for invading Afghanistan was to destroy the folks who provided shelter to the 9/11 attackers...

VIDEO: LRAD Sonic Weapons To Be Deployed “Throughout” America For Crises
Paul Joseph Watson - The U.S. Air National Guard has purchased half a million dollars worth of portable LRAD acoustic systems, which are commonly used by police to quell protests and civil unrest, ensuring that the sonic weapons will be deployed “throughout” America during upcoming national emergencies and other crises. The video above demonstrates how the portable LRAD works even at 200 feet high and amidst the noise of a helicopter. LRAD Corporation has received an order worth $550,00 from the Air National Guard to ship LRAD 100X devices this quarter.

Ames, Iowa City Council Votes to Ban Gun Sales in Homes - The Ames City Council unanimously voted 6-0 to add firearm sales to the list of prohibited home occupations at its meeting Tuesday night. The proposed change to the city’s zoning ordinance still must go through two more passages before it becomes enacted.

VIDEO: Bizarre TSA “Freeze” Security Drill Caught on Camera
Paul Joseph Watson - The TSA’s bizarre new policy where it orders travelers who have already passed security to “freeze” on command has been caught on camera, with the clip illustrating once more how the federal agency has implemented a series of ludicrous policies that seemingly have no other purpose than to act as an obedience test for the traveling public.

VIDEO: ABC News Tracks Missing iPad To Florida Home of TSA Officer
ABC News - In the latest apparent case of what have been hundreds of thefts by TSA officers of passenger belongings, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint in the Orlando airport was tracked as it moved 30 miles to the home of the TSA officer last seen handling it. Confronted two weeks later by ABC News, the TSA officer, Andy Ramirez, at first denied having the missing iPad, but ultimately turned it over after blaming his wife for taking it from the airport.

Homeless children in shelters on the rise in NYC but many are turned away
From The Trenches - Almost 20,000 children are spending the night in homeless shelters inNew York City, according to new data, an increase of 24% since July 2011. The Coalition for the Homeless, which published the figures, said the number of children in shelters would be even higher were it not for the fact that 65% of homeless families seeking admission to shelters are being turned away.

VIDEO: 50 Countries Label Genetically Engineered Foods – When Will Americans have the Right to Know and Choose?
Dr Mercola - Polls show Proposition 37 is overwhelmingly popular; about 65 percent for, compared to 20 percent against, with 15 percent still undecided. Nationally, over 90 percent of those polled say they want the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered foods and ingredients.

VIDEO: California Voters Need to Know!
Alliance for Natural Health - The Right to Know campaign has produced a powerful TV commercial that reminds voters we can’t trust corporations who pretend to be concerned about our health and safety.... Through strategic placement of these ads in key parts of California, we can spread the message to California voters who need to know!

2012 Election News

Soros donates $1.5 million to pro-Obama super PACs
Washington Post - George Soros, the liberal billionaire investor who has largely laid low during the 2012 elections, announced $1.5 million in pledged donations Thursday to a trio of super PACs backing President Obama and congressional Democrats, PAC officials said.

VIDEO: America’s Electoral System Is Mathematically GUARANTEED to Produce Bad Results - Our System Forces a Two Party Race, Lacking Popular Representation. The Founding Fathers warned against a two-party system. But the current election process guarantees a two-party system: The electoral college can also severely skew the outcome. For example, it is possible for a presidential candidate to win even though 78% of the American public votes against him...


VIDEO: Banks fail to repel cyber threat
LA Times - Attacks that have tied up bank websites show U.S. financial institutions' vulnerability to electronic terrorism. A group identifying itself as Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters attacked the websites of Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp and Bank of America. The strikes left customers temporarily unable to access their checking accounts, mortgages and other services.

VIDEO: Santelli: "GDP Numbers Are Depressing"
Daily Bail - Rick Santelli on CNBC says that the economic indicacators that came out this morning are "Depressingly Weak" (September 27, 2012).

VIDEO: CNN Money: Don’t Put Your Retirement Savings into the ‘Risky Bet’ Known as Gold! - CNN Money has released a special recommending retirees avoid investing their retirement funds in gold, which is ‘far too volatile‘. CNN says ‘gold isn’t a place to put money you can’t afford to take a loss on‘ and concludes by stating ‘Bottom line- we can’t wholeheartedly recommend gold for your retirement savings. If you really feel that you must put some of your retirement savings into gold, make it a small bet‘. So let’s get this straight: holding physical wealth is a ‘bet’, but purchasing government, state, and municipal bonds ahead of the looming fiscal cliff is a sound investment decision?

VIDEO: Donald Trump Screams: "We're Just Printing Money!" On CNBC While Fed President Richard Fisher Is Sitting Right There As A Guest Host
Daily Bail - The Donald was on Squawk Box last week while Dallas Fed President and QE3 dissident Richard Fisher was serving as guest host, which makes for pretty hilarious discussion as The Hairdo annihlates the Fed and Bernanke for endless printing, all while Fisher smiles.

Energy & Environment

Oh, the irony! ‘Smart grid’ control software maker gets hacked
Activist Post - In an incredibly ironic piece of news, Telvent, the company behind a control system designed to be used in concert with the so-called “smart grid,” recently announced that their network had been breached by hackers who “accessed project files related to a control system used in portions of the electrical grid,” according to Threat Level.... The network wasn’t only breached; the hackers also were able to install malicious software on the company’s network.

Video: Sinkhole evacuees can collect assistance funds - Texas Brine says evacuees in Assumption Parish can receive assistance funds Thursday in the parish hall of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Pierre Part.... Officials say the sinkhole in Assumption Parish has swallowed up more trees and part of a road built to expedite cleanup activities as it continues to expand. Officials at the Assumption Parish Police Jury said Wednesday there was a 30 foot-by-50 foot slough into the southeast side of the hole overnight. The bog had never sloughed in that area before, officials say.


Bleaching agent used in foamed plastics like yoga mats and shoe soles found in McDonald's McRib sandwich
(NaturalNews) According to the restaurant's website, here are just three of the 70 chemicals and ingredients the sandwich contains: azodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80. "These components are in small enough quantities to be innocuous. But it's still a little disconcerting to know that, for example, azodicarbonamide, a flour-bleaching agent that is most commonly used in the manufacture of foamed plastics like in gym mats and the soles of shoes, is found in the McRib bun,"

How the Flu Vaccine Causes Narcolepsy
Gaia Health - You’ve heard that a swine flu vaccine causes narcolepsy, but do you know why? Here’s the explanation of what is causing it and why it’s happening. The worst part, though, is that narcolepsy is likely just the beginning.

VIDEO: Rhodiola rosea: Nature’s antidepressant
Fox News - Rhodiola rosea, also known as Golden Root or Arctic Root, derives from Siberia and Northwestern China. I have studied the herb in both places, have seen it harvested in the wild, and have also taken an extract of this herb regularly for years, to ward off fatigue from a heavy travel schedule. Found on the training tables of athletes across northern Asia, Rhodiola rosea is considered an adaptogen – an agent that allows a person to adapt to both physical and mental stress, while improving energy, endurance and stamina. Related Natural News article here.

VIDEO: N.J. High School Students Planning Cafeteria Boycott To Protest Obama Guidelines
CBS News - Students at Parsippany Hills High School held a strategy session on Thursday to discuss a potential lunch strike, on Friday, over what they have called inadequately sized meals.... New federal guidelines stemming from first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign have resulted in limits on protein and bread, and an increase in vegetables and fruits. The changes have also come at an increased cost.

Alzheimer's May be Caused by Poor Diet
Dr. Mercola - A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island were able to induce many of the characteristic brain changes seen with Alzheimer’s disease (disorientation, confusion, inability to learn and remember) by interfering with insulin signaling in their brains.

5 Foods NOT to Eat While Sick or Battling a Cold
Activist Post - While there are numerous sources out there for natural cold remedies (garlic, ginger, hydration, etc.), it’s also good to know which foods to avoid while sick or battling a cold. By eliminating these foods, while hopefully consuming immune-boosting foods, you can recover more quickly and reduce the severity of your symptoms.


Five beliefs that are causing society to crumble
(NaturalNews) My recent conversation with Bruce Lipton on Mental Health Exposed inspired me to ponder beliefs that contribute to the decline of civilization. Imagine millions of individuals acting on their individual versions of the following five beliefs and you are not far from a world of greed, terror, materialism and unnecessary suffering.

Humor & Satire

VIDEO: Netanyahu Steals Bomb Diagram From Boris and Natasha.....or Was It From Donald Duck?
Kenny's Sideshow - The yahoo says it is Iran's plans but we know better.... Donald Duck claims Bibi stole the plans from him.... [Must see "It was the nuclear duck!!!" video.]

Today in History - Thursday - September 27, 2012
1779 - John Adams was elected to negotiate with the British over the American Revolutionary War peace terms.
1825 - George Stephenson operated the first locomotive that hauled a passenger train.
1928 - The U.S. announced that it would recognize the Nationalist Chinese Government.
1938 - The League of Nations branded the Japanese as aggressors in China.
1939 - After 19 days of resistance, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to the Germans after being invaded by the Nazis and the Soviet Union during World War II.
1940 - The Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis was set up. The military and economic pact was for 10 years between Germany, Italy and Japan.
1968 - The U.K.'s entry into the European Common Market was barred by France.
1973 - U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew said he would not resign after he pled "no contest" to a charge of tax evasion. He did resign on October 10th.
1979 - The Department of Education became the 13th Cabinet in U.S. history after the final approval from Congress.
1986 - The U.S. Senate approved federal tax code changes that were the most sweeping since World War II. 
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush eliminated all land-based tactical nuclear arms and removed all short-range nuclear arms from ships and submarines around the world. Bush then called on the Soviet Union to do the same.
1994 - More than 350 Republican congressional candidates signed the Contract with America. It was a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the House.
1995 - The U.S. government unveiled the redesigned $100 bill. The bill featured a larger, off-center portrait of Benjamin Franklin.
1998 - In Germany, Social Democrat Gerhard Schroeder was elected chancellor. The election ended 16 years of conservative rule.
2004 - North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon announced that North Korea had turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into nuclear weapons. He also said that the weapons were to serve as a deterrent against increasing U.S. nuclear threats and to prevent nuclear war in northeast Asia. The U.S. State Department noted that the U.S. has repeatedly said that the U.S. has no plans to attack North Korea.

World News

China against unilateral bans on Iran
Press TV - "The Chinese side has long been opposed to any unilateral sanctions on Iran," Xinhua quoted Hong as saying on Wednesday. He said that sanctions will fail to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue and will only further complicate the matter, which he said will not be to the interest of regional peace and stability.

Spanish Military Threatens Treason As Catalonia Seeks Secession Referendum
Zero Hedge - "Do not play with the feelings of the Catalans" is the totally unveiled threat after Catalonia's beggars-can-be-choosers demand for an unconditional bailout fell on deaf ears. The traditionally separatist-minded province has decided, according to ANSAmed, has decided to pull a Greece - and escalate with a move to secession. A resolution, on the right of the Catalan people to cut off ties with the Spanish state, will be voted on Thursday by the regional parliament.

Have a break, have £10k! KitKat firm Nestle hides GPS chips in six bars so they can track you down and hand over a briefcase full of cash
Daily Mail - Should you open one of them, the GPS will activate and send a signal through to the company's control room. A team of 'commandos' will then be despatched in a helicopter to your exact location within 24 hours and deliver you a briefcase containing £10,000 in cash. To promote the campaign, Nestle has put up around 3,000 posters and produced a TV advert. The commercial says they will 'scramble a crack team of highly trained individuals' to locate the owner of the lucky chocolate.

Iran to US: Thanks for the Drones
BBC Iran has unveiled what it says is a new "indigenous" long-range unmanned drone capable of flying over most of the Middle East, state media report.... Last year, the Iranian authorities displayed a US drone which they claimed to have brought down electronically. The US insisted that Iran neither shot down the the RQ-170 Sentinel nor used electronic warfare or cyber-technology to force it from the sky. They blamed a malfunction.

Russia Suspends Import and Use of American GM Corn After Study Revealed Cancer Risk
Daily Mail - Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage. Separately, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has ordered its own review in to the research, which was conducted at a French university. The decision by Russia could be followed by other nations in what would be a severe blow to the take-up of the controversial technology.

Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Plans Plant Flu Vaccine for China
Financial Post - A Canadian company has joined forces with cigarette giant Philip Morris in an unusual project to sell flu vaccine to the huge Chinese market, a potentially major step forward for the controversial science of producing medicines in plants.... It brings the innovative harvest of “molecular farming” a little closer to treating patients after years of research-funding problems, failed startups and warnings about medicine-producing plants accidentally contaminating food crops.

Dangerous Typhoon Jelawat to Threaten Japan Sept 26, 2012 - According to World Weather Expert Jason Nicholls, "While Jelawat, a super typhoon as of Wednesday midday EDT, Sept 26, 2012, is forecast to weaken the next few days, it is likely to curve northward, then northeastward this weekend with direct, dangerous impacts on Japan."

Antarctica Gains 2,400 Manhattans Of Ice Overnight
Real Science - Antarctica gained 140,000 km² of ice overnight, to reach the sixth highest daily area ever recorded. Another day like today, and tomorrow will break the all-time record for most sea ice ever measured at either pole. Climate experts tell us that the poles are melting down and that penguins are in danger of extinction due to missing ice.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Postal Service Prepares for Second Default in Two Months - The U.S. Postal Service will default this week on a $5.6 billion congressionally mandated obligation to pre-fund retiree health benefits, marking the second time in two months the cash-strapped agency has done this.

VIDEO: Ahmadinejad talks peace & justice as US boycotts address
RT - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s eighth address to the UN General Assembly was defined mostly by its absences: The Syrian conflict and an infamous anti-Muslim film weren’t mentioned, and the US delegation wasn’t present in the chamber..... The US had called for a boycott of Ahmadinejad's address on Wednesday, accusing the Iranian President of spouting "paranoid theories and repulsive slurs against Israel." "It’s particularly unfortunate that Mr. Ahmadinejad will have the platform of the UN General Assembly on Yom Kippur, which is why the United States has decided not to attend," a statement posted by Erin Pelton, the spokesperson for the US Mission to the United Nations, read.

YouTube; Ahmadinejad on 9/11: "In order to avenge the blood of 3000 people 1 MIL shouldn't give their lives"
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Piers Morgan.

VIDEO: Libyan president to NBC: Anti-Islam film had 'nothing to do with' US Consulate attack
NBC News - In an exclusive interview with NBC News' Ann Curry, President Mohamed Magarief discounted claims that the attack was in response to a movie produced in California and available on YouTube. He noted that the assault happened on Sept. 11 and that the video had been available for months before that. "Reaction should have been, if it was genuine, should have been six months earlier. So it was postponed until the 11th of September," he said. "They chose this date, 11th of September to carry a certain message."

EPA Sued Over Illegal Experimentation on Human Subjects
Adan Salazar - The EPA, and Jackson in her official capacity, are targeted in the lawsuit for knowingly “conducting experiments on humans that involved exposing those persons to toxic substances the Agency believes will cause death..." The ATI’s lead counsel and director, David W. Schnare, contends that “under EPA regulations and under EPA policy, this human experimentation is strictly prohibited.” He also argues that the experiment’s participants were not properly informed of the type of pollution they would be inhaling, and that the study researchers blatantly disregarded the known toxicity of PM2.5.

Federal Court Backtracks On TSA Body Scanner Ruling
Steve Watson - Allows agency to ignore court order to hold public hearings until March 2013.... This means that by that time a full 20 months will have passed since the original court order, and almost four years will have elapsed since the agency officially rubber stamped the deployment of the machines.... [The Electronic Privacy Information Center] EPIC noted that the agency’s delay in acting poses risks to travelers, defies the Court’s authority, and is flat out unlawful.
* Related Article: New National Anti-TSA Campaign...

30 Examples of Why America Is No Longer a Free Country
Paul Joseph Watson - From people being harassed for paying by cash or having a food garden, to Americans being arrested for letting their children play outside – innumerable examples over the past few months alone illustrate that the United States is no longer a free country.

Chart: Confirming US Dumbification, Verbal SAT Scores Just Hit Record Low
Alexander Higgins - Confirming what was long feared, Americans are becoming evermore stupefied in the midst of the most advanced technological era in history.

VIDEO: FBI to Monitor Investigation Into Police Shooting That Killed Double Amputee Wheelchair Man - The FBI has joined the investigation into the weekend shooting of an unarmed double amputee by a Houston police officer. Officer Matthew Marin, a five-year-veteran, killed Brian Claunch around 1:30 a.m. at a group home in the 4300 block of Polk Street. A frantic caretaker called for help when Claunch apparently got irate over a pack of cigarettes and a soda.

CNN Looking To Reality TV and Late-Night Talk Shows. Oh Joy.
Federal Jack - Nobody panic, but CNN may look very different in just a few years time. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the long-stagnant network has begun a shift toward some of TV’s more popular formats, including reality TV, and even late-night talk shows for its personalities. The announcement arrives just weeks after CNN’s prime time ratings fell to a 20-year low.

2012 Election News

YouTube: Jesse Ventura: "Let Gary Johnson Debate!"
Call the Commission on Presidential Debates today at 202-872-1020. Tell them you want to see Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson in the televised debates! Join Jesse Ventura in supporting former New Mexico Governor and current Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, and help get Gary Johnson into the debates! Libertarian Action Super PAC is responsible for the content of this message. Paid for by Libertarian Action Super PAC. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Military Voters in Wisconsin Told to Submit Ballots a Week After Deadline
Breitbart - The Federal Voting Assistance Program website published an incorrect deadline for the return of returning military ballots in Wisconsin. Had this error not been corrected, thousands of Wisconsin servicemen and women could have been disenfranchised in this key swing state this November.

George Soros will control your votes in the up coming presidential election - So do we sit by idly? – or take action. Pick up the phone. Write a letter. Send a fax to your local Congressperson or Senator. (NOTE: do not send e-mails; they are not considered legitimate, because of spammers). In your communication, demand action, by raising questions...


55% Of Small-Business Owners Would Not Start Company Today, Blame Obama
Washington Examiner - “There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people,” said Jay Thomas, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, which commissioned the poll along with the National Federation of Independent Businesses. “To fix this problem, we need immediate action on pro-growth tax and regulatory policies that put manufacturers in the United States in a position to compete and succeed in an ever-more competitive global economy.”

Quantitative Easing Did Not Work For The Weimar Republic Either
Economic Collapse - When the Weimar Republic first started rapidly printing money everything seemed fine at first. Economic activity was buzzing and unemployment was very low. But as the following chart shows, when hyperinflation kicks in, it can happen very quickly. By late 1922, the effects of all of the money printing were really starting to hit the German economy…. Once you start printing money it is really, really hard to stop. By late 1922, inflation was officially out of control.

VIDEO: The Derivatives Market Bomb = 1 Quadrillion Dollar = 20 Times The Global GDP - The Derivatives market was only 500 trillion in 2008 when it almost blew up in all our faces. Now it is 3 times that size, what a monster balloon! when it blows no one survives that has money in the banks or in the mattress. You better start investing in silver and gold which is real money not fiat.

Boomerang: Over 20 Million Adults Now Living With Their Parents; Massive Increase Since 2007
Mac Slavo - The figures underscore the difficulty that millions of young people have had in finding jobs and starting careers in the U.S. following the longest recession since the Great Depression. About a quarter of American adults between the ages of 18 and 30 now live with parents, while intergenerational households have reached the highest level in more than 50 years.

Average ATM Surcharge Reaches New High
CNBC News - An annual analysis of checking accounts from finds that the average A.T.M. surcharge — the fee charged by the machine’s operator to a noncustomer — rose 4 percent to a new record of $2.50. This is the eighth consecutive year that the average surcharge has increased.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

Pepper-sprayed UC Davis students awarded $1 million
RT - Members of the UC Regents board agreed earlier this month on a settlement to be split among the 21 demonstrators targeted by a campus cop since removed from the force, but the final amount was not disclosed until now. The Sacramento Bee reports on Wednesday that the board had decided behind closed doors on a figure of roughly $1 million.

Housing Market

VIDEO: Woman tased while being forcefully evicted from her home - Lilly Washington has been fighting her foreclosure and was appealing the amount the court ordered her to pay to stay in the home, but in the meantime she wasn't paying anything. So MCSO deputies went to evict her from her Phoenix home, but she wouldn't leave without a fight. The video is hard to watch - Washington, from Romania, the mother of a soldier overseas, getting tased during her eviction.

Energy & Environment

Disclosed: Each smart meter collector has 125sq mi range - On August 20, Oncor Electric (Texas) confirmed before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, that each smart meter collector transmits and covers an area of 125 square miles. This equals a whopping 80,000 acres. The signal strength required for this coverage is considerably in excess of the previous general understanding of collector signal strength. As such, these findings are of serious concern with respect to the health of the general public.
* Related Article: New “No Smart Meter” letter Notice


VIDEO: Whole Foods knowingly engages in massive GMO deception, says undercover video by 'Organic Spies'
(NaturalNews) The video features secret camera footage from a dozen Whole Foods stores in the Los Angeles area, capturing Whole Foods employees lying on camera about the genetically engineered ingredients found in products sold at Whole Foods. "It's against our policy to carry anything that's grown with GMOs in it," says one employee, caught on camera. But according to Organic Spies, anywhere from 20% - 30% of Whole Foods products contain GMOs.

Type 2 diabetes breakthrough: Imbalance in gut bacteria likely cause
(NaturalNews) The World Health Organization (WHO) says the cause is primarily excess body weight and weight physical inactivity. But breakthrough research just published in the journal Nature strongly indicates another, bottom line cause has been discovered - an imbalance of "good" versus "bad" bacteria in the intestinal tract appears to trigger type 2 diabetes.

Eating yogurt regularly found to help lower blood pressure
(NaturalNews) The benefits of consuming probiotic-rich yogurt extend a whole lot further than just promoting digestive health, according to a new study presented at a recent medical conference in Washington, D.C. It turns out that people who regularly eat yogurt as part of a healthy diet tend to have a lower risk of developing high blood pressure, a condition that can cause more serious problems like stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, kidney damage, or blindness later on down the road.

Nearly every major drug company convicted of criminal behavior in three-year, $11 billion sweep
(NaturalNews) Over the past three years, nearly every major drug company on the planet has been convicted of some kind of criminal behavior, whether it is fudging drug safety data; pushing drugs for off-label uses; bribing doctors and medical professionals to prescribe dangerous drugs; or conducting fraudulent clinical trials. Collectively, these companies have been forced to pay roughly $11 billion in fines for these and other crimes, which have apparently become a normal part of their corporate operating procedures.

Dark Chocolate Relieves Stress and Lowers Blood Pressure
Green Med Info - Ask most women and they'll tell you that a good dose of chocolate really takes the edge off. It’s not a joke. Science confirms that eating dark chocolate helps relieve emotional stress and also lowers blood pressure. A study published in the Journal of Proteome Research found that consuming 40 grams (about 1.4 ounces) of dark chocolate daily for a period of two weeks reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol and catecholamines, the fight-or-flight hormones.

Organs taken from patients that doctors were pressured to declare brain dead: suit
NY Post Sept 26, 2012 - The New York Organ Donor Network pressured hospital staffers to declare patients brain dead so their body parts could be harvested — and even hired “coaches” to train staffers how to be more persuasive, a bombshell lawsuit charged yesterday. The federally funded nonprofit used a “quota” system, and leaned heavily on the next of kin to sign consent forms when patients were not registered as organ donors, the suit charged. “They’re playing God,” said plaintiff Patrick McMahon, 50, an Air Force combat veteran and nurse practitioner who claims he was fired as a transplant coordinator after just four months for protesting the practice. The suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, cited four examples of improper organ harvesting.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Backyard Chicken Facts: 5 Things No One Told Us
Mother Earth News - Here are a few things this blogger learned that might help you as you decide whether or not to get chickens for your backyard.

A step-by-step plan for food self-sufficiency
Mother Earth News - Providing high-quality food for your family year-round takes foresight and planning, plus healthy doses of commitment and follow-through. Whether you grow as much of your food as you can or you source it from local producers, the guidelines here will help you decide how much to produce or purchase. The charts linked to in “Plan How Much to Grow” later in this article will also help you estimate how much space you’ll need — both in your garden to grow the crops, and in your home and pantry or root cellar to store preserved foods.

Humor & Satire

SATIRE: Paul Ryan Going Rogue, Calling Romney "The Stench"
Politico - Editor’s note: Some readers were confused that this Roger Simon column was satire.... Though Ryan had already decided to distance himself from the floundering Romney campaign, he now feels totally uninhibited. Reportedly, he has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like, “If Stench calls, take a message” and “Tell Stench I’m having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later.

Today in History - Wednesday - September 26, 2012
1777 - Philadelphia was occupied by British troops during the American Revolutionary War.
1789 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State. John Jay was appointed the first chief justice of the U.S. Samuel Osgood was appointed the first Postmaster-General. Edmund Jennings Randolph was appointed the first Attorney General.
1914 - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission was established.
1918 - During World War I, the Meuse-Argonne offensive against the Germans began. It was the final Allied offensive on the western front.
1950 - U.N. troops recaptured the South Korean capital of Seoul from the North Koreans during the Korean Conflict.
1955 - The New York Stock Exchange suffered its worst decline since 1929 when word was released concerning U.S. President Eisenhower's heart attack.
1960 - The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago, IL.
1980 - The Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor to end the freedom flotilla of Cuban refugees that began the previous April.
1981 - The Boeing 767 made its maiden flight in Everett, WA.
1984 - Britain and China initialed a draft agreement on the future of Hong Kong when the Chinese take over ruling the British Colony.
1986 - William H. Rehnquist became chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court following the retirement of Warren Burger.
1993 - The eight people who had stayed in "Biosphere II" emerged from their sealed off environment.
1995 - The warring factions of Bosnia agreed on guidelines for elections and a future government.
1996 - Shannon Lucid returned to Earth after being in space for 188 days. she set a time record for a U.S. astronaut in space and in the world for time spent by a woman in space.
2000 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. The act states that an infant would be considered to have been born alive if he or she is completely extracted or expelled from the mother and breathes and has a beating heart and definite movement of the voluntary muscles.
2000 - Slobodan Milosevic conceded that Vojislav Kostunica had won Yugoslavia's presidential election and declared a runoff. The declared runoff prompted mass protests.
2001 - In Kabul, Afghanistan, the abandoned U.S. Embassy was stormed by protesters. It was the largest anti-Amercian protest since the terror attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, on September 11.
2001 - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres announced plans to formalize a cease-fire and end a year of fighting in the region.

World News

Iranian TV reporter killed on air by Syrian rebel sniper in Damascus
RT - Iran’s Press TV claimed its Damascus correspondent was killed Wednesday by a rebel sniper while reporting on bombings in the Syrian capital. Two car bombs struck the Syrian Army’s command headquarters, setting one of the buildings on fire. Maya Nasser, a 33 -year-old Syrian national, was killed while reporting from the scene, Press TV said. Hussein Murtada – Press TV’s Damascus bureau chief and head of the Arabic-language Al-Alam TV network – was also reportedly injured in the attack.

Twin blasts rock Damascus, deadly clashes reported inside army HQ
RT - Two large explosions shook the Syrian capital of Damascus, reportedly targeting army command buildings in the heart of the city. The Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the bombings. Violent clashes are now on inside the Army Headqurters building, leaving deaths on both sides, AFP reported, quoting the human rights activists. Syrian state TV alleged that "terrorists" were responsible for the twin explosions in Umayad Square, where the Ministry of Defense is located.

‘UN Paralysis:’ Nations split over Syrian solution
RT - The volatile situation in Syria is the focal point of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, with renewed calls for President Assad to step down and demands for selective international intervention to stop the bloodshed.... French President Francois Hollande said that the government of Bashar al-Assad has no future in the international community, and called on the UN to immediately provide protection to Syrian opposition groups and the territories they have managed to “liberate” from Assad’s rule.

Shut down: Mass strike halts Greece, thousands protest in Athens
RT - The protest came after calls by the country’s two largest trade unions, representing half of Greece’s workers, for a 24-hour general strike. Flights and trains were suspended, shops were shuttered and the hospitals were forced to rely on emergency staffing.... Greece recently enacted a new round of spending cuts, totaling €11.5 billion ($15 billion). The austerity measures are a precondition for another rescue loan from the European Central Bank; without the bailout, Greece could face bankruptcy in a matter of weeks.

VIDEO: 'Democracy kidnapped!' Madrid police fire rubber bullets as thousands surround Spanish Congress
RT - At least 60 people have been injured and 26 arrested as police used batons and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. Authorities estimate that about 6,000 people took part in Tuesday’s protest. Over 1,300 riot police officers were deployed in the capital, which is more than a half the country's riot police force.... The organizers of the protest dubbed their movement ‘Surround Congress,’ and expressed hopes that thousands would turn out. The protestors called themselves ‘indignants’ and claimed that their democracy had been ‘kidnapped,’ calling for new elections and rallies against the austerity measures enacted by Mariano Rajoy’s government.

YouTube: US pushing for Iran war in hopes for regime change'
RT - The first day of the UN General Assembly in New York was quite predictably marked by a boiling over of tension between Iran and Israel. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his speech at the gathering to denounce Israel's alleged nuclear stockpiles and its occupation of Palestine. The Iranian president's address to leaders and ministers from over 100 countries prompted Israel's ambassador to walk out. Ahmadinejad also implicitly accused the US of shielding Israel and paving the way for a strike on Tehran.
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VIDEO: Israel Lobbyist suggests False Flag attack to spark war with Iran
Daily Paul - “I frankly think that crisis initiation is really tough,” said Patrick Clawson, who also heads the Washington Institute’s Iran Security Initiative, in response to a question about what would happen if negotiations with Tehran fail. “And it’s very hard for me to see how the United States … uh … President can get us to war with Iran.” As a consequence, Clawson said he was led to conclude that “the traditional way [that] America gets to war is what would be best for US interests.”

Guess Where These Beautiful Pictures Were Taken …
Washington Blog - See if you can guess in which European country all of these beautiful pictures were taken... Actually, this is not Europe … all of the photos were taken in Iran. Wait … what? How can that be? When Americans think about Iran, they usually picture something like this...

Now Taiwan Is Also Claiming The Senkaku Islands: 70 Fishing Boats Set Sail To Stake Claim
Zero Hedge - More than 70 boats from a fishing cooperative in northeastern Taiwan set out Monday afternoon, hoisting banners claiming that the islands belong to Taiwan, and that Taiwan’s sovereignty and fishing rights must be protected. The cooperative is protesting Japan’s purchase of 3 of the islands in the Senkaku chain from a private owner earlier this month. The cooperative says the waters surrounding the islands have long been a major Taiwanese fishing ground.

BBC Promotes Male Castration as a Way to Live Longer
BBC - Castration had a huge effect on the lifespans of Korean men, according to an analysis of hundreds of years of eunuch "family" records. They lived up to 19 years longer than uncastrated men from the same social class and even outlived members of the royal family. The researchers believe the findings show male hormones shorten life expectancy. The study is published in the journal Current Biology.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: Senate Votes for Preemptive War with Iran
The Young Turks. - "On Saturday (Sept. 22) the U.S. Senate voted 90 to 1 to pass a non-binding resolution that would prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The lone senator voting against the resolution was Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul the well-known libertarian. Rand Paul argued that the resolution was de-facto a declaration that the U.S. would wage a pre-emptive war...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down on The Young Turks.

Romney's first project with Bain in 1977: Help propel Monsanto
(NaturalNews) Romney knew his first job at Bain was to propel an evil company that was on the brink of failure. He knew Monsanto's previous reputation and about all the litigation. Romney also knew he would be rewarded financially in the biggest way if he could pull the whole thing off, and he did. Romney changed Monsanto's image over the years, from a scandal ridden chemical giant to a seemingly "prestigious" Agri-business firm.

Meet Monsanto's number one lobbyist: Barack Obama
(NaturalNews) After the election, and during Obama's term as president, people who had been working to label GMO food and warn the public of its huge dangers were shocked to the core. They saw Obama had been pulling a bait and switch. The new president filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA...

American distrust in deceptive mainstream media hits an all-time high
(NaturalNews) According to a recent Gallup survey, Americans' distrust of the media hit a record high this year, "with 60 percent saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly." That alarming figure is the result of a trend seen worsening over the past few years as more and more Americans became less and less trustful of Big Media.

The U.S. military’s mysterious space drone preparing for another launch, mission still unknown
Activist Post - The military is being quiet about their goals for the OTV-3 [Orbital Test Vehicle] but based on the last flight more than doubling the previous record, one can expect this latest flight will be quite a long one. The X-37B unmanned space vehicle costs an estimated one billion dollars, weighs in at around 11,000 pounds, and measures 29 feet long and 15 feet wide. While it is launched into space via rocket, it glides back to Earth like a regular plane.

VIDEO: The Army’s Secret Cold War Experiments on St. Louisans
Adan Salazar - Folks in St. Louis woke up to disturbing news this morning. If they hadn’t got the memo, their city was apparently used as a secret Army experimentation laboratory during the 50s and 60s where citizens were intentionally, but unknowingly, infected with harmful biological agents. In an exclusive investigation, sociologist Lisa Martino-Taylor’s research revealed the truth behind what took place in St. Louis and other cities where the Army conducted chemical experimentation on unsuspecting citizens.

Privacy Expert: All Protesters Are Routinely Scanned and ‘Skimmed’ By Drones
Steve Watson - A prominent private investigator operating out of New York and Texas has noted that anyone engaging in any large scale protest, is now subjected to scanning by drones that skim their personal information from their cell phones. In a talk entited “Privacy is dead”, pi Steven Rambam told an audience of hackers and privacy activists at HOPE 9 in New York recently that the authorities have the capability to extract real-time data on individuals by “surveying” their electronic devices, and do so as a matter of routine.

You know you're a conspiracy theorist if... - If you answered yes to more than five of the above, you might be a conspiracy theorist. You also may be on the government’s terror watch list. Be very alarmed and report it to the authorities immediately should you discover your neighbors engaged in such uncivilized thought.

2012 Election News

YouTube: Was Rep. Paul Ryan For Defense Cuts Before He Was Against Them?
Reality Check - Ben Swann Reality Check sits down 1 on 1 with Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan to talk about defense cuts and whether President Obama is really trying to gut the military.

Veterans retreating from President Obama
Politico- President Barack Obama is trying hard to win veterans, but it looks like they’d prefer a new commander in chief. The Obama campaign had been hoping that veterans and their families — especially among the post-Sept. 11 generation that served in Iraq and Afghanistan — would be part of their path to victory: They’re a high turn-out demographic and concentrated in battleground states, with nearly 1 million each in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and 1.6 million in Florida. But recent polls make clear that the president’s campaign is losing the battle.

Madonna on Obama: 'We have a black Muslim in the White House'
RT - [Warning: Explicit language] Pop star Madonna endorsed US President Barack Obama during a performance in Washington, DC. And even if the Material Girl found herself only a few blocks from the White House, she apparently has a few things to learn about the commander-in-chief. In-between singing tunes to a sold out crowd at the Verizon Center in downtown DC Monday night, Madonna made a plea for concert goers to re-elect President Obama during November’s election.

Rand Paul aids Romney and Ryan in Ohio
USA Today - Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., joined the pair on the road Tuesday, and while he had planned to campaign for Romney, his appearance on the trail couldn't have come at a better time. The libertarian worldview that made him and his father -- Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas -- populist heroes was on full display in his brief remarks before he introduced Romney and Ryan. Paul told the crowd he was "mortified" by the fact that people in foreign countries are on television burning the American flag and yet still receive foreign aid.

YouTube: Proof that Romney actually said that
Romney on airplane windows.


QE4? The Big Wall Street Banks Are Already Complaining That QE3 Is Not Enough
Economic Collapse - QE3 has barely even started and some folks on Wall Street are already clamoring for QE4. In fact, as you will read below, one equity strategist at Morgan Stanley says that he would not be "surprised" if the Federal Reserve announced another new round of money printing by the end of the year. But this is what tends to happen when a financial system starts becoming addicted to easy money. There is always a deep hunger for another "hit" of "currency meth".

The Fed’s US Land-Grab Hidden Within Purchase of Mortgage-Backed Securities
Susanne Posel - Essentially, as the Fed buys the mortgage-backed securities, the central bankers now own all those properties which were bundled and securitized. The experts are still coming to terms with how many homes, small business, small farms and other lands were mixed-up into this Ponzi scheme. The actual total numbers of victimized Americans are continuing to rise and are currently unknown. However, it is clear that as this monster grows, it will be the Federal Reserve at the helm, making sure that more Americans are displaced and foreclosed on.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 9/24/12: Interest Rates Are Prices
Interest Rates Are Prices by Ron Paul - One of the most enduring myths in the United States is that this country has a free market, when in reality, the market is merely the structural shell of formerly free institutions. Government pulls the strings behind the scenes. No better illustration of this can be found than in the Federal Reserve's manipulation of interest rates....

YouTube: What if money was no object?
Ask yourself. What would you do with your life if money was no object? An amazing lecture from the late Alan Watts.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

YouTube: Leaked NYPD Footage Shows Brutal Crackdown on Protesters
Liberty Lockdown: Raid on Zuccotti.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Officials: Salt dome cavern failed, disagree with seismic claim
BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) - Assumption Parish officials said the Department of Natural Resources has confirmed Texas Brine Cavern No. 3 at the abandoned salt dome has failed. They said the company's statement about, "some type of dense material has fallen to the bottom of the cavern," confirms the failure, which is what officials said they suspected had happened. The parish disagrees with Texas Brine's preliminary conclusion the well was damaged by "regional-scale seismic activity" (earthquakes).

YouTube: Bayou Corne, LA -- White House Petition for Federal Help
Published on Sep 24, 2012 by dutchsinse - This petition is intended to bring NATIONAL FEDERAL resources to aid the people of Louisiana, State / Local Governments, emergency managers, and National Guard during the ongoing (and currently escalating) sinkhole - salt dome situation in Bayou Corne, LA.
* Related Video: Bayou Corne, Louisiana Sinkhole "Emergency Resident Meeting"...


Five best healthy foods for lowering your stress levels fast
(NaturalNews) Most of us would agree that life is a busy endeavor, which can lead to lots of stress. And the busier we get, the more stress we have to deal with. Fortunately, there is a medicine-free way in which you can reduce a significant portion of that stress, all from the comfort of your own kitchen and dining room. Here are six excellent, healthy foods that can help you lower your stress levels naturally.

Antibiotics infused into processed meats promotes growth of deadly bacteria
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have published the result of a study in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology that explains how antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the sausage and make it safe for consumption. Processed meat manufacturers commonly infuse meats such as sausage with lactic-acid producing bacteria to control fermentation and increase acid content of the meat. In an effort to control bacteria that may have existed in the original raw meat, manufacturers also kill any beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogenic bacteria strains to proliferate.

Grind your own flour
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) What if you could make a lifestyle change that saves money, replaces a source of nutrient-deprived, empty calories with a time-tested source of vitamins and minerals, and inexpensively adds a major food group to your preps, all at the same time? What if this lifestyle change was easier than you think?

The top 10 breakfast cereals most likely to contain Monsanto's GMO corn
(NaturalNews) NaturalNews) By now, nearly everyone interested in healthy living is aware of the recent research linking Monsanto's GMO corn to cancer tumors and an increase risk of premature death in both men and women. News of the research is spreading like wildfire across the 'net, and support for Proposition 37 -- which seeks to label GMOs in foods -- is growing by the day. But the media has not yet reported on the everyday foods being sold in grocery stores right now and made with Monsanto's genetically modified corn (GM corn).

Serious Risks from PVC Flooring Revealed
Dr. Mercola - If your home contains soft, flexible plastic flooring, such as vinyl or those padded play-mat floors for kids (often used in day cares and kindergartens, too), there’s a good chance it is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). One of the main problems with PVC is that it contains phthalates, or "plasticizers," which are a group of industrial chemicals used to make plastics like PVC more flexible and resilient. They're also one of the most pervasive endocrine disrupters so far discovered. A new study conducted by Swedish researchers found levels of certain phthalates were higher in the urine of babies that had PVC flooring on their bedroom floor.

FDA System Approves Human Testing for Nonexistent Product and Company
Gaia Health - A sting nailed a company that Health and Human Services had authorized to oversee human drug trials. The absurdities in the application are belly laugh funny, but in their rush to keep the money coming, they never noticed.

Anti-Diabetic Effects Found in Citrus Foods and Juices
Green Med Info - Researchers from China's State Agriculture Ministry and Zhejiang University have determined that two ingredients commonly found in many citrus fruits, naringin and neohesperidin, will effectively reduce blood sugar.
The study tested the two citrus constituents using human liver cells. The scientists found that the two natural compounds increase the uptake of glucose among the cells.

'Gender bending' chemicals from household goods like plastic packaging and make-up 'raise risk of miscarriages and Down's syndrome'
Daily Mail - U.S. researchers claim even low-level exposure through households goods while pregnant can interfere with the formation of eggs in the developing foetus. It raises the possibility these hormones, widely used in plastic bottles, make-up and packaging, could be causing damage to future generations.

Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe's Sep 24, 2012 - Now includes peanut and almond butters sold nationwide. The New Mexico company whose peanut butter has been linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak issued a massive recall of products Monday. Sunland Inc. of Portales, NM is recalling all of its almond butter and peanut butter products manufactured since May of 2012 because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Bredeney, a rare strain of Salmonella that has caused at least 29 illnesses in 18 states since June 11.

Science & Technology

Tesla Motors Launches Revolutionary Supercharger Enabling Convenient Long Distance Driving
Market Wire - The electricity used by the Supercharger comes from a solar carport system provided by SolarCity, which results in almost zero marginal energy cost after installation. Combining these two factors, Tesla is able to provide Model S owners free long distance travel indefinitely.

YouTube: Ain't no party like a cryptoparty: privacy goes viral
RT - Across the world, from Boston to Calgary, Oakland to Cairo, people are getting together and learning the basics of digital encryption. During a time when personal privacy is threatened by cybersecurity bills and executives measures all in the name of the war on terror, the government and even private third-parties can easily pry at your online history. At homegrown cryptoparties, though, people can come together and share the tools that are necessary and the know-how that is needed to protect one's own privacy online.

Researchers Manipulate Neurons in Worms' Brains and Take Control of Their Behavior
Activist Post - A team of Harvard scientists have discovered how to manipulate neurons in the brains of worms in order to take control of their behavior. This literal mind control is achieved through the use of precisely targeted lasers. So far researchers have been able to take over an animal's brain, instruct it to turn in any direction they choose, and even to implant false sensory information, fooling the animal into thinking food was nearby. When news of this reaches the mainstream media there is no doubt that they will say that there is no intention in using this on more complex life forms, however the researchers themselves are already discussing just that.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Five ways small-scale organic farming can save agriculture from America's 'greed for profit' system
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) All around the world, the push to globalize the food supply by consolidating food production into large-scale, corporatized agricultural systems controlled by a select few is causing massive environmental destruction and immense poverty. And the only way to truly turn things around is to return to small-scale, independent, organic farming models in which people, not corporations, control the food supply, and grow quality food for their families and communities without government interference.

Pet News

Here's what PFI thinks about Jerky Treats
Susan Thixton - From the trade publication Food Chemical News, Nancy Cook of the Pet Food Institute thinks "the 2,200 complaints of pet illnesses has to be viewed in context of the 79 million dogs in the United States that are fed two meals a day." In other words, Ms. Cook of PFI thinks we need to focus on the numbers; not the dead pets. I wonder if Ms. Cook would dare say that to a pet owner whose dog died after eating the jerky treats?

Veterinary School opens animal obesity clinic - The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine early this month opened the country’s first animal obesity clinic at its Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals in North Grafton, Mass. Featuring three American College of Veterinary Nutrition board-certified nutritionists, the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals aims to help pet owners create weight loss plans and balance nutrition for their cats and dogs.


How to Dance in the Rain - When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and a large cup of coffee.

Humor & Satire

Anthropomorphic Nouns
The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar with a ...

Today in History - Tuesday - September 25, 2012
1775 - Ethan Allen was captured by the British during the American Revolutionary War. He was leading the attack on Montreal.
1789 - The first U.S. Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.
1847 - During the Mexican-American War, U.S. forces led by General Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey Mexico.
1890 - The Sequoia National Park was established as a U.S. National Park in Central California.
1890 - Mormon President Wilford Woodruff issued a Manifesto in which the practice of polygamy was renounced.
1919 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo, CO. The speaking tour was in support of the Treaty of Versailles.
1956 - A transatlantic telephone-cable system began operation between Newfoundland and Scotland.
1957 - 300 U.S. Army troops stood guard as nine black students were escorted to class at Central High School in Little Rock, AR. The children had been forced to withdraw 2 days earlier because of unruly white mobs.
1973 - The three crewmen of Skylab II landed in the Pacific Ocean after being on the U.S. space laboratory for 59 days.
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court when she was sworn in as the 102nd justice. She had been nominated the previous July by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
1983 - A Soviet military officer, Stanislav Petrov, averted a potential worldwide nuclear war. He declared a false alarm after a U.S. attack was detected by a Soviet early warning system. It was later discovered the alarms had been set off when the satellite warning system mistakenly interpreted sunlight reflections off clouds as the presence of enemy missiles.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to impose an air embargo against Iraq. Cuba was the only dissenting vote.
1991 - The U.N. Security Council unanimously ordered a worldwide arms embargo against Yugoslavia and all of its warring factions.
1992 - In Orlando, FL, a judge ruled in favor of 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley. He had sought a divorce from his biological parents.
1992 - The Mars Observer blasted off on a mission that cost $980 million. The probe has not been heard from since it reached Mars in August of 1993.
1995 - Ross Perot announced that he would form the Independence Party.
2002 - U.S. forces landed in Ivory Coast to aid in the rescue foreigners trapped in a school by fighting between government troops and rebel troops. Rebels had attempted to take over the government on September 19.

World News

Iran threatens to attack US bases if war erupts
RT - Iranian officials say they aren't scared of Israel’s threats of a military assault aimed at their rumored nuclear warhead program, but a senior officer in Iran's Revolutionary Guard says such a strike would warrant retaliation against US bases. Should Israel make good with its warning of using military force to take down an Iranian nuke procurement plan, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says that the response will be costly for the United States military, even if America does not endorse a unilateral strike on Iran.

Netanyahu Says Iran Close to Nuclear Weapon - Breaking News 20 Years Ago
Veterans Today - This deadly hoax has been repeated so often and so loud that many Americans have been fooled into believing that it is true. All of the world’s major intelligence agencies have unanimously stated that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program and their research is strictly In the area of peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In fact Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has given a fatwa against nuclear weapons. For those unfamiliar with the power structure in Iran, he is the real power broker. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is mostly there for show. His power is quite limited.

VIDEO: Explosions rock Damascus, injuries reported
RT - Multiple explosions rocked Damascus on Tuesday, injuring several civilians according to conflicting reports. Al-Arabiya reported that a huge blast hit the Palestine Branch of Syrian Intelligence earlier Tuesday, claiming that several people, including high-ranking officers, were killed. The Damascus Revolutionary Council and the Prophet’s Grandchildren Brigades both claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Dangerous Banned Vaccine Repackaged and Given New Name - Obviously not learning from the error of their ways, the UK government has once again potentially put thousands of lives at risk by re-introducing a banned, this time unlicensed vaccine onto the UK market. In June 2012, the single mumps vaccine Medi-Mumps cultured on dog kidney cells was advertised for use at a number of private clinics as an alternative option to the MMR. It has since been discovered however, that Medi-Mumps is in fact the banned, unlicensed vaccine Pavivac. To cover this up, just like the MMR vaccine Pluserix, the vaccine was repackaged and given a new name.

Obama promises to block Netanyahu's 'noise'
RT - US President Barack Obama said during a televised interview that aired this weekend that he will block out “any noise” from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging America to intervene in an Iranian nuclear program. Speaking to 60 Minutes, President Obama acknowledged that the United States does indeed maintain friendly relations with Israel, but suggested that he would not necessarily intervene in that country’s issues if it wasn’t the best course of action for the American people. The interview was conducted by Steve Kroft and carried by CBS Sunday evening.

Loose Nuke Smugglers Caught With Uranium
ABC News - Seven individuals were reportedly arrested for allegedly trafficking uranium and weapons in a breakaway region of Moldova. The unnamed group had been detained last week in the separatist enclave of Transnistria, according to Moldova’s interior ministry, Reuters reported. The group had allegedly been involved in shipments of hand grenades, Kalashnikov assault rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers, and even containers of uranium-235, which could be used to produce a nuclear bomb. The ministry provided no further details about the uranium shipment or its origin, according to Reuters.

Facebook Drops Face Recognition in Europe Amid Privacy Concerns
Epoch Times - Under fire from regulators, Facebook agreed to switch off its face recognition feature for its users in the European Union, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner announced in a press release Friday. “This feature has already been turned off for new users in the EU and templates for existing users will be deleted by 15 October,” Commissioner Billy Hawkes said in the release.

Health Canada to review GM corn study, promises action
Postmedia News - "Should our review of this new study demonstrate a risk, Health Canada will take appropriate actions to protect the health and safety of Canadians," the department added.... Regulatory authorities around the world, including Health Canada, require mandatory chronic animal feeding studies involving rats before approving GM corn and other GM foods, but none require full lifespan tests. Instead, the tests usually consist of 90-day rat feeding trials conducted by the biotechnology company.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Study: Only 2% of drone deaths militants
Press TV - The CIA's program of "targeted" drone killings in Pakistan's tribal heartlands is politically counterproductive, kills large numbers of civilians and undermines respect for international law, according to a report by U.S. academics. The study by Stanford and New York Universities' law schools, based on interviews with victims, witnesses and experts, blames the U.S. president, Barack Obama, for the escalation of "signature strikes" where groups are selected merely through remote "pattern of life" analysis.

Zombie attack' preparedness military training now being offered in counter-terrorism program
(NaturalNews) Blasting hordes of attacking zombies to bits is the stuff of fantasy movies and video games, right Apparently not, according to recent reports which say that a California-based security firm called the HALO Corp. will incorporate training on how to fight the undead during a counter-terrorism summit Oct. 29-Nov.2 that is expected to draw 1,000 participants from the military and law enforcement agencies, as well as medical personnel and government workers, NBC News reported.

YouTube: How the Few Control the Many
Monkey Experiment Most unusual results.

Unproductive Congress skips town until November - The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington so lawmakers can make their case for voters to re-elect them. The Senate closed the Capitol not long after sending President Barak Obama a spending bill that will make sure the government won't shut down Oct. 1, the start of the new budget year. The measure passed early Saturday by a 62-30 vote. Left behind for a postelection session is a pile of unfinished business on the budget and taxes, farm policy and legislation to save the Postal Service from insolvency.

YouTube: Judge Napolitano on the First Amendment, Censorship and the Fed
Fox News September 23, 2012.

US Marines Recommended for Trial for Urination Video
BBC - Two US Marines have been referred for trial by courts martial for a video of troops urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan, the US military says. Staff sergeants Joseph Chamblin and Edward Deptola are also charged with failure to report or stop misconduct by junior Marines, including random firing of weapons. Three other Marines were disciplined in August for their role in the clip.

PHOTO: Robot tuna joins Homeland Security arsenal
TechNews Daily - Speedy tuna capable of swimming tirelessly in the Earth’s oceans have inspired the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fund a lookalike robot for underwater patrols. The “BIOSwimmer” robot features faithfully replicated fins and a flexible tail to pull off quick maneuvers like the real-life fish. Homeland Security made the choice to fund the robot made by the Boston Engineering Corporation in Waltham, Mass., with an eye toward missions such as exploring the flooded areas of ships, inspecting oil tankers or patrolling U.S. harbors to watch out for suspicious activity.

Court Rules Motorists Can Be Detained For Paying By Cash at Toll Booths
Paul Joseph Watson - The Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals has ruled that private contractors operating toll roads on behalf of the state have the power to detain and store records on motorists who pay by cash at toll booths – another example of how using cash is increasingly being treated as a suspicious activity. Having been held hostage by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the private contractor in charge of the state’s toll road, Faneuil, Inc. at a toll booth last year for paying cash and refusing to have a report filled out on them and their vehicle, Joel, Deborah and Robert Chandler filed suit.

More Americans now commit suicide than are killed in car crashes
Daily Mail - Suicide is the cause of more deaths than car crashes, according to an alarming new study. The number of people who commit suicide in the U.S. has drastically increased while deaths from car accidents have dropped, making suicide the leading cause of injury death. Suicides via falls or poisoning have risen significantly and experts fear that there could be many more unaccounted for, particularly in cases of overdose.

Have US officials agreed to 'clean routes' for Mexican drugs entering America?
(NaturalNews) In Chicago, Mexican Sinaloa drug-cartel member, Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, sits in prison. He's waiting for his October trial to begin, after three years of delays. DEA agents arrested him in Mexico City in 2009, on drug-trafficking charges. Why all the postponements? US national security issues are involved.

Spokane officers cleared in every case of excessive force since 2007
Spokesman-Review - Internal affairs investigators for the Spokane Police Department have sided with officers accused of brutality and excessive force in every single complaint filed by citizens over the past five years, a statistic that troubles several community leaders, including the city’s new top cop.

2012 Election News

Romney mocked for comment about jet windows
LA Times - During a Saturday fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Calif., which took in $6 million, Mitt Romney expressed his concerns over Ann Romney’s emergency landing on Friday. The candidate cast doubt on the mechanical design of airplane windows, in a general sense. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous....” he said.

Breitbart Writer Begs Libertarians To Vote Romney — Sorry, It Ain’t Going To Work - In a two-part column over at Breitbart’s Big Government, Kurt Schlichter practically begs libertarians to “support our Constitution” and vote for Mitt Romney this November in order to avoid not only the “destruction of this country” by way of a second Obama term, but also to avoid the destruction of libertarianism by way of the Libertarian Party becoming a pariah. The begging will not work, especially when it comes with the usual platitudinous overtures to America and the Constitution being at stake; and the suggestion that not supporting Romney is to selfishly disregard of the Constitution in the name of ideology. No matter how you dice the logic, a committed Republican accusing libertarians of not supporting the Constitution is nothing short of laughable.

VIDEO: Romney: "I used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy. Boy was I right."
Daily Paul - Mitt Romney is probably making a joke here, but even then, it's in pretty poor taste, especially given his reputation as Mr. Moneybags. Anyways, here's the clip from 2005.

House Bill (HR 5912) Passed: To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds For Political Parties
Daily Paul - On C-SPAN today (9-19-12) a member of Congress proposed a bill (HR 5912) which would do away with federal tax dollars funding political conventions. Presently the RNC and DNC get what are called "federal matching funds" of around 50 MILLIION dollars each to fund their fancy conventions (where they can cheat). But they shouldn't get a penny as they are PRIVATE organizations. And I'll bet the Libertarians or any other 3rd party doesn't get funding like this with our tax money. It's only the 2 major parties with the control over congress.


New York State accused of $15bln fraud involving people with disabilities
RT - The State of New York has been accused of overbilling Medicaid by billions of dollars by inflating reimbursement payments to its institutions for the mentally disabled. Since 1990 New York has overcharged taxpayers by $15 billion, writes the Wall Street Journal citing a report by the Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Gold Counterfeiting Goes Viral: 10 Tungsten-Filled Gold Bars Are Discovered In Manhattan
Zero Hedge - This morning, the NYPost reports that as had been expected, in the aftermath of the realization that the sanctity of the gold inventory on 47th Street just off Fifth Avenue has been polluted, and dealers promptly check the purity of their gold, at least ten more fake 10-ounce “gold bars” filled with Tungsten have been discovered. The Post has learned as many as 10 fake gold bars — made up mostly of relatively worthless tungsten — were sold recently to unsuspecting dealers in Manhattan’s Midtown Diamond District.

Americans Are Literally Being Worked To Death
The Economic Collapse - Are you constantly tired and do you feel incredibly stressed almost all the time? Well, that means that there is a really good chance that you are a typical American worker. Even though our incomes are going down, Americans are spending more time at work than ever before. In fact, U.S. workers spend more time at work than anyone else in the world. But it was not always this way. Back in 1970, the average work week for an American worker was about 35 hours. Today, it is up to 46 hours.

Energy & Environment

Solyndra 2.0? Obama administration to give millions to solar panel producer
RT - SoloPower, a small solar power start-up company, is eligible for a $197 million federal loan guarantee awarded under the same government program that gave $535 million to the failed panel maker Solyndra. While SoloPower has a business strategy that the government hopes would make it a success, it has much in common with Solyndra, which declared bankruptcy after taking in about half a billion taxpayer dollars in loans.

Proof Smart Meters Are Being Used to Spy On Us
Intel Hub - This unethical breach of privacy was discovered on the website of one of Australia’s largest electricity retailer, Origin Energy. Electricity customers, who sign up for an online service that provides the account holder with detailed information about their electricity usage, are unwillingly agreeing to share their private information with third parties. A 496 word Privacy/Consent policy form explicitly states that customers who wish to sign up for the service that provides them with information about their electricity usage, must agree that the following organisations have access to their private data...

House approves ‘Stop the War on Coal’ bill in last act before November election
The Hill - The legislation is a combination of five bills that would overturn or prevent an array of regulations that Republicans say would harm the coal industry and the economy. Among other things, it would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other sources, and prevent rules on the storage and disposal of coal ash and limit Clean Water Act rules. Related video: Obama on building coal plants...

Senate votes to shield U.S. airlines from EU’s carbon scheme
Reuters - The Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would shield U.S. airlines from paying for their carbon emissions on European flights, pressuring the European Union to back down from applying its emissions law to foreign carriers. The European Commission has been enforcing its law since January to make all airlines take part in its Emissions Trading Scheme to combat global warming, prompting threats of a trade fight.


Eight-year-old girl battles ovarian cancer before ever hitting puberty: Are vaccines, hormones, and GMOs to blame?
(NaturalNews) Ovarian cancer never used to be much of a threat to young girls, especially girls who have not yet hit puberty and whose ovaries are still developing. But today, an increasing number of adolescent girls, including eight-year-old Natalie Cosman of Manchester, Connecticut, face what doctors are now calling ovarian germ cell tumors, or tumors that spawn unexpectedly inside young girls' reproductive egg cells.

BPA causes obesity in children, new study shows
NaturalNews) Are the chemicals commonly found in thermal receipt paper, aluminum cans, and plastic containers causing your children to become overweight or obese? New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) seems to suggest this may be the case, having found that children with the highest levels of the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in their blood are also the largest among their peers.

Harvard now ridiculously insists that fluoride only lowers IQ levels outside the United States
(NaturalNews) A recent pro-fluoride article published by the industry-backed Wichita Eagle petitions Wichitans, who will soon vote on whether or not to fluoridate their local water supply, not to oppose the city's upcoming fluoride measure based on the Harvard study because the study's findings allegedly only apply to Chinese children. The piece encourages Wichitans to essentially ignore this and other science showing the dangers of fluoride, or at least pretend as though none of it applies to them.

Receivers of flu vaccine more likely to catch H1N1 virus, new study finds
(NaturalNews) New information has emerged concerning the Great Swine Flu Hoax of 2009 and the mass vaccination hysteria that accompanied it. As it turns out, the seasonal influenza vaccine that was pushed on everyone as an added preventive measure against H1N1 appears to have been responsible for actually inducing more cases of H1N1 infection, this according to shocking new data procured by an influenza expert at Canada's B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

This Vitamin is a Natural Solution for Hospital-Bourne Superbug Infections
Natural Society - The National Institutes of Health revealed they had been battling an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” infection at their hospital in Bathesda, Maryland since last year. Hospitals seem to be doing everything to fight it, all to no avail. But research shows something as simple as vitamin B3 could be the answer.... The work, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, says that B3 is capable of increasing immune function by 1,000. This means it helps the body fight the infection naturally.

Painkillers cause severe headaches
(NaturalNews) According to doctors, up to one million people in the UK have "completely preventable" headaches that can be quite severe and are caused by taking too many painkillers. Doctors have said some patients have become trapped in a "vicious cycle" of taking such medications, which in turn has led to even more headaches, the BBC reported. The information and warning come as part of the first guidelines for treating headaches put out by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The guidelines also recommended using acupuncture to treat headaches in some circumstances.

NYC schools give out morning-after pills to students — without telling parents
NY Post - The Department of Education is giving morning-after pills and other birth-control drugs to students at 13 high schools, The Post has learned. School nurse offices stocked with the contraceptives can dispense “Plan B” emergency contraception and other oral or injectable birth control to girls without telling their parents — unless parents opt out after getting a school informational letter about the new program. CATCH — Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health — is part of a citywide attack against the epidemic of teen pregnancy, which spurs many girls — most of them poor — to drop out of school.

Monsanto Launches Damage Control Over GMO/Cancer Study
Paul Joseph Watson - Biotech giant Monsanto has launched a desperate damage control effort in the aftermath of a French study which found that rats fed on Monsanto’s genetically-engineered corn were far more likely to suffer tumors, organ failure and premature death. Aside from the details of the study, a wider question remains. If Monsanto and other GMO giants are so confident in the safety of their products and have no qualms about them being in the food supply, why have they spent a combined total of over $19 million dollars in an attempt to prevent Americans from knowing that their food is genetically modified?

Prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined
(NaturalNews) According to a new report from Brandeis University, prescription painkillers -- opioid or narcotic pain relievers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone -- are now responsible for more fatal overdoses in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined.

Pharmacies Profit from Dangerous Flu Shot, Disrupt Medical Records
Natural Society - In 2011, Walgreen Co. brought 5.5 million people through their doors for influenza vaccinations—and was sure to give them coupons on the way out. Unfortunately, this seemingly benign marketing campaign could have bigger, more troublesome side effects. In addition to the ineffectiveness and even danger of many vaccines, receiving them at a pharmacy as opposed to a physician’s office disrupts medical record continuity. “From a quality standpoint, this cuts down on the continuity of care,” says Dr. Joel Shalowitz, medical group president. “There becomes no way of knowing when someone is due for a vaccination that they may need.”

Are prisoners better fed than our children?
Daily Mail - This infographic was posted on the site, comparing the average daily offerings of jailhouses and elementary schools. Both meals contain roughly the same number of calories (around 1,400) but what's shocking is that prisoners are allowed a greater serving of fruit and vegetables than growing children.

Study Reveals That 1 in 10 Teens Suffers from Liver Disease
Green Med Info - A shocking report shows that one in ten American teens are now suffering from liver disease—a direct result of the distortion and pollution of our food system that allows fructose to be treated as if it's perfectly safe.... The fact is that it's becoming more and more difficult to obtain a healthy diet. Our society is now designed around the dictates of Agribusiness. Go into any supermarket and you will see aisle after aisle of prepared foods. If you read package ingredients, it's horrifying to see that most of it contains massive amounts of sugar, fructose, and artificial sweeteners—not to mention all the other toxic ingredients.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: Bob Tuskin: Get Those Gardens Ready
Intel Hub - Spread the Word! [The Soil Cube is available at the Power Mall!]

Plant Garlic in the Fall for a Larger, Healthier Crop
Mother Earth News - If you’ve tried growing garlic and your bulbs turned out small, it might be because you planted it in spring. If you want full-sized bulbs bursting with great garlic flavor, plant your garlic in the fall and harvest it the next summer.

Best Pumpkin Varieties for Cooking
Mother Earth News - However you cook them, savory pumpkins and squash offer loads of color, flavor and nutrition. We'll tell you which pumpkin and squash varieties have excellent cooking qualities.

Pet News

Ask Congress to limit Arsenic Levels in Pet Food Too!
Susan Thixton - Consumer Reports recently reported on their analysis of numerous human foods with levels well beyond the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) established risk level. Representatives of Congress have introduced a bill that will limit the arsenic levels in human food, but there is no mention regarding pet foods. Swift petsumer response is needed to make certain pet food is not forgotten.

Pet Food Consumer Right to Know GMO
Susan Thixton - New research - a two year study - has linked both an herbicide and genetically modified corn to "organ damage, tumors and early death among rats." California will be voting in November to require genetically engineered food labeling - which WILL include pet food labels. Here's the new research - more reasons for transparency in pet food.


Today in History - Monday - September 24, 2012
1789 - The U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act. The act provided for an Attorney General and a lower federal courts.
1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.
1929 - The first all-instrument flight took place in New York when Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY2 Biplane over Mitchell Field.
1955 - U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver, CO.
1957 - U.S. President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, AR, to enforce school integration.
1960 - The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched. The USS Enterprise set out from Newport News, VA.
1963 - The U.S. Senate ratified a treaty that limited nuclear testing. The treaty was between the U.S., Britain, and the Soviet Union.
1968 - "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.
1995 - Three decades of Israeli occupation of West Bank cities ended with the signing of a pact by Israel and the PLO.
1996 - The United States, represented by President Clinton, and the world's other major nuclear powers signed a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.
1998 - The U.S. Federal Reserve released into circulation $2 billion in new harder-to-counterfeit $20 bills.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush froze the assets of 27 suspected terrorists and terrorist groups.

World News

UK, EU allies urge more Iran sanctions
Press TV - British Foreign Secretary William Hague and his French and German counterparts have officially written to the European Union foreign policy chief calling for tougher sanctions against Iran. The three sent the letter to Catherine Ashton last week demanding more anti-Iranian measures over the country’s civilian nuclear activities, AFP quoted a diplomatic source as saying. The details of the measures are not yet published but reports said EU foreign ministers will discuss them in their October 15 meeting in Brussels.

Report: Libya attack a major blow to CIA
Press TV - A U.S. newspaper reports that the recent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador was a catastrophic intelligence loss for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The New York Times called the attack “a major setback” for the CIA because its agents and contractors were among the Americans evacuated afterward. “It’s a catastrophic intelligence loss,” said one American official who has served in Libya and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the FBI is still investigating the attack. “We got our eyes poked out.”

Panic cash withdrawals in Spain drain banks; Greece-style economic implosion now imminent
(NaturalNews) Spain appears poised to become the next Greece in the ongoing European Union (EU) implosion, as Spaniards are withdrawing record amounts of funds from Spanish banks to avoid a potential insolvency situation. According to the New York Times (NYT), the equivalent of $94 billion was withdrawn from Spanish banks in July, an amount that equals seven percent of the country's overall economic output.

German business confidence falls
Press TV - Germany’s business confidence has fallen to the lowest level since February 2010, amid the worsening financial crisis in the eurozone. The Munich-based Ifo economic institute reported on Monday that its business climate index for Germany fell to 101.4 in September from 102.3 in August, that is the lowest rate for a fifth consecutive month.

YouTube: As Italy Sentences 23 CIA Agents in Rendition Case, Obama Refuses To Prosecute Over Torture - Italy's High Court has upheld the sentences of 23 CIA operatives convicted of kidnapping a Muslim cleric under the U.S. program of "extraordinary rendition." The cleric, Abu Omar, was seized from the streets of Milan in 2003 and taken to U.S. bases in Italy and Germany before being sent to Egypt, where he was tortured during a four-year imprisonment. The Americans were all convicted in absentia after the United States refused to hand them over. The ruling marks the final appeal in the first trial anywhere in the world involving the CIA's practice of rendering terror suspects to countries that allow torture.

SARS II? Public health officials on alert after new virus detected
RT - World Health Organization (WHO) officials are on alert after two confirmed cases and one suspected case of a new virus from the same family as SARS appeared in Saudi Arabia last week. Doctors are watching for any sign the disease may spread. The cases involve a coronavirus (named for the corona, or halo, visible around the virus under a microscope) that causes severe pneumonia and kidney failure in patients. One of the confirmed cases is a 49 year-old man in intensive care in a London hospital after being evacuated by air-ambulance to Britain from Qatar on September 11. The other two confirmed cases have already died.

UK hospitals on the verge of collapse as socialized medicine fails
(NaturalNews) If you want to get a good look at the future of healthcare in America, compliments of the "Affordable Care Act," the monstrosity reform law known not-so-affectionately known as Obamacare, look across the Atlantic to Great Britain. Because of that law, our system is set to become nearly as socialized a system of medicine as is the system in England, where top doctors are now predicting that a number of hospitals there are "on the brink of crisis," the BBC is reporting.

UN Small Arms Treaty Passes While Media Sleeps
Blacklisted News Sept 20, 2012 - According to the UN’s press release, Concluding its two-week session today, the second United Nations conference to review the 2001 Programme of Action on trafficking in small arms and light weapons adopted a consensus outcome document that highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade..... [Interesting note] Representatives of Israel and the United States said they wished to disassociate themselves from preambular paragraph 11 of the Programme of Action, relating to the right to self-determination of people under foreign occupation.

Iran may launch pre-emptive strike on Israel, conflict could grow into WWIII - senior commander
RT - An Iranian military official has warned that military conflict between Iran and Israel could “turn into World War III.” He added that if Israel “is putting the final touches on attacking Iran,” a preemptive strike against Tel Aviv would ensue. Israel “cannot imagine” the force of Iran’s response if Tel Aviv attacks it, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told Iran’s Arabic-language television network. “It will sustain heavy damage and that will be a prelude to its obliteration,” he said. Hajizadeh added that Iran does not see this happening at the moment because he does not believe that Israel will conduct an attack without its strongest ally – the United States.

Mystery surrounds attack on Benghazi’s US consulate - Amid contradictory accounts of whether the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was spontaneous or premeditated, alarming new details have emerged on the September 11 assault, which killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. According to senior Libyan officials, as well as militia sources and witnesses on the ground, last week’s seemingly carefully planned assault occurred in two stages at two different sites in the eastern Libyan port city.

Private city in Honduras will have minimal taxes, government
Fox News - Small government and free-market capitalism are about to get put to the test in Honduras, where the government has agreed to let an investment group build an experimental city with no taxes on income, capital gains or sales. Proponents say the tiny, as-yet unnamed town will become a Central American beacon of job creation and investment, by combining secure property rights with minimal government interference.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Rand Paul Speech on Ending Foreign Aid
Daily Paul - Could this be Rand Paul's defining moment? Whatever your previous thoughts on Rand were, you need to watch this speech. ...opening line as a preview to the rest of the speech: "I'm going to tell you the story today of a love affair. It's a story that's... a steamy one, a story of illicit behavior. Of treachery and of gluttony. It's a story that involves intrigue and deception. It's a story of unintended consequences, and it's a story of anger and violence... It is the story of American foreign aid".

Rand Paul stands alone against Senate's 'preemptive war' resolution for Iran
RT - The US Senate voted 90-1 early Saturday on a non-binding resolution to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.... The resolution advocates using methods other than containment to stop Iran, including exerting economic and diplomatic pressure. Senate Joint Resolution 41 “rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran.” Senators expressed their fears regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities.

'Long overdue': 55 names of unfairly imprisoned US Guantanamo inmates released
RT - It has been three years since the US government approved a list of Guantanamo Bay detainees for release. On Friday, the names of those 55 inmates who had been authorized for transfer were made public.... There are now 167 detainees being held overall, and the 55-name list only includes those of detainees approved for transfer.... Each captive held at the facility costs taxpayers approximately $800,000 per annum – more than 30 times the cost of keeping a captive on US soil, according to the Miami Herald 2011 report.

Ex-Blackwater to teach US spies survival skills
RT - The Pentagon has awarded Academi, the security company previously known as Blackwater, part of a $20 billion five year contract to train military intelligence agents. It comes despite the firm earlier being fined by a US court for illegal arms trade.

VIDEO: Genetically Modified Soldiers DARPA: The Mutant Wars - DARPA has recently released some of the details to the genes they are manipulating and their expected expression and possible application. Here is a list of the current experimentations that have been conducted in secrecy on soldiers in the United States military or at least some of the recent confession from the military industrial pharmaceutical complex...

YouTube: Layman's Guide To Jury Nullification
Liberty Pen - The last stand against tyranny can take place in the jury box. The legislative branch may pass unconstitutional laws and the judiciary branch may uphold them. However, the individual citizen has the last say in the jury box. Learn your rights as a juror. Most likely, you will not be told about them in the courtroom.

Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House
ABC News - A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door. The two officers, 25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old Greg Day, were placed on administrative leave with pay.

City has Difficulty Hiring Police Officers Due to Psychological Exam’s
Intel Hub - In Port Allen Louisiana the police department is understaffed because the company who provides their insurance is requiring all new applicants to undergo a psychological examination in order to determine if they are mentally stable enough for the job. Instead of taking this as an opportunity to bring more qualified people into their organization, the police department is claiming that there is something wrong with the test and that it must be scrapped for something that will lower the barrier to entry.

Houston cop shoots, kills wheelchair-bound double amputee
RT - A police officer in Houston has shot and killed a double amputee in a wheelchair after the man threatened his partner with what turned out to be a pen. The shooting happened in a group home, the owner of which called the police saying the man was causing a disturbance. Another officer opened fire, saying was forced to take action, "fearing for his partner's safety and his own safety", after the man refused to calm down and remain still, police told AP.

Eco-Fascists Push Agenda 21 Mega-Cities to Replace Growing Cities and Rural Areas
Intel Hub - A new study published claims that as urbanization continues, there will be a decline of biodiversity and the man-made impact on global warming will increase. Globalist-supported scientists are suggesting that humanity would be better off living in densely populated centers. “We certainly don’t want them strolling about the entire countryside. We want them to save land for nature by living closely [together].” Urban areas are expected to expand by 1.2 million square miles by 2030.

Smiling For Your Drivers License May Confuse Facial Recognition Software
Intel Hub - It was recently reported by CBS that Motor Vehicle Administration employees in some states are even being trained to prevent people from smiling while getting their picture taken for their license, because that may confuse facial recognition software. According to spokeswoman Elyse Coffey there are many different factors that can cause glitches and false identifications with facial recognition software.

Take the Test to See If You Might Be Considered a “Potential Terrorist” By Government Officials
Washington's Blog - There have been so many anti-terrorism laws passed since 9/11 that it is hard to keep up on what kinds of things might get one on a “list” of suspected bad guys. We’ve prepared this quick checklist so you can see if you might be doing something which might get hassled.

2012 Election News

VIDEO: Gary Johnson ‘Will Protect Our Gun Rights’
Liberty Crier - Unlike the other two presidential candidates, Gary Johnson, two-term governor, respects the Second Amendment. He believes the Second Amendment means what it says: that Americans have the right to keep and bear arms. Be Libertarian with Gary Johnson for one election. Together, we’ll protect our Second Amendment rights, our First Amendment rights, and all the other rights now being trampled by the people we elected to defend them. We The People are ready to LIVE FREE.

Three House Republicans Won’t Endorse Romney
The Hill - A handful of Republican lawmakers are declining to endorse Mitt Romney for president. The main holdouts are Reps. Ron Paul (Texas), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Justin Amash (Mich.). Both Jones and Amash endorsed Paul’s 2012 bid for the White House. All three legislators have clear differences with Romney’s policy on the war in Afghanistan, wanting troops to come home now, as opposed to 2014. One other GOP congressman, Rep. Morgan Griffith (Va.), supports Romney, but has stopped short of endorsing him.

Birther tries to remove Obama from Kansas voting ballot
RT - [Orly] Taitz, who works as a California dentist and a lawyer, claims that Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent and that the president is using a fake Social Security number from Connecticut. Taitz says that as a result of forging his US citizenship documents and committing identity theft, he should not be eligible to run for president again, the Huffington Post reports. The Kansas state Objections Board ruled on Monday to drop the lawsuit to consider removing Obama from the ballot, but Kansas District Court Judge Larry Hendricks scheduled an Oct. 3 court hearing to overturn the board’s decision.

Libertarians File Antitrust Suit Against Democrats, Republicans & Commission on Presidential Debates
Daily Paul - Sept. 21, 2012, Saint Paul, Minn. — Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s campaign today filed an anti-trust lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California challenging Johnson’s exclusion from upcoming debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission announced earlier Friday that invitations to the debates were being extended only to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Ten Huge Issues Being Ignored In The Presidential Campaign
ThinkProgress - The media focus on political minutiae in the presidential campaign can often crowd out the substantive issues that the winner will have to deal with once taking office. And while the candidates themselves occasionally talk about these issues, there’s a number of critical concerns that get no attention, including some of the worst problems (in terms of the harm they cause to people’s lives) in the United States and the world.


YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 9/24/12: How the Federal Reserve Distorts the Marketplace
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21 Facts About America's Decaying Infrastructure That Will Blow Your Mind
Activist Post - While the Obama administration is spending more than half a million dollars to figure out why chimpanzees throw poop, our national infrastructure is literally falling apart all around us. Once upon a time nobody else on the planet could match our infrastructure, and now we are in the process of becoming a joke to the rest of the world. The following are 21 facts about America's failing infrastructure that will blow your mind....

Veteran News

Vet Claims He Was Drugged and Kidnapped by Superiors For Exposing Torture
Courthouse News - An Iraq war veteran claims in court that his superiors drugged and kidnapped him to keep him from telling the press about Abu Ghraib prison abuses - and that Saddam Hussein's still-missing WMDs were made in the U.S.A. Those are just two of the disturbing claims Frank Ford makes in a federal complaint, which mirrors a lawsuit he filed earlier this year in Sacramento Superior Court. His attorney said the state complaint will be dismissed soon, in favor of the federal case.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

YouTube: No Charges For Pepper-Spray Cop
RT - A police officer from the University of California at Davis will not face charges for dousing students and alumni with pepper spay during a campus protest last November. RT’s Liz Wahl has the details to the story.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Migrating North Pole Contributing to Severe Weather?
Activist Post - This video does an excellent job of explaining how this anomaly may fit in to the bigger picture of our shifting climate vs. the limited human-centric, 200-year-long version that gets politicized: With the Earth's magnetic North Pole shifting by 40 miles per year, this event is already causing airports to adjust their runways. It is bound to change prevailing winds, ocean currents and many other factors involved in maintaining a stable and predictable climate.


FDA Looking to Ban B6 Supplements, Give Boost to Big Pharma
Activist Post - Vitamin B6, naturally present in a variety of foods, is necessary for proper nerve function, protein synthesis, regulating blood sugar, and producing antibodies and hemoglobin. In other words, it’s pretty important stuff. But, while many people get their B6 through supplements, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking to make things a lot more difficult—by slowly taking all forms of B6 supplements off the market so Big Pharma can make millions off of prescriptions instead.

Will The GMO-Breast Cancer Link Be Pink-Washed Away?
Activist Post - With Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) less than two weeks away, the latest bombshell GMO/Roundup study produced by a French research team, and presently making international headlines, is well-timed. The researchers found, in the first long-term GM corn and Roundup feeding study of its kind, that female rats, exposed to concentrations well below official safety limits, developed massive, progressive mammary tumors which either lead to premature death, or required euthanasia due to their great suffering.

MSM is a breast cancer miracle cure and so much more
(NaturalNews) Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic, sulfur-containing natural compound without any toxicity that has now been shown in a recent study to inhibit breast cancer growth. This includes suppressing the dreaded triple-negative breast cancer. Scientists demonstrated that MSM substantially decreased the viability of human breast cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner. The higher the dose, the higher the benefits. The study showed reduced expression of breast cancer in just 30 days.

Scientists call resveratrol a 'miracle molecule'
(NaturalNews) A recent study presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has found that resveratrol, a nutrient compound found in grape skins, blueberries, and red wine, can improve motor coordination and help prevent falls among the elderly. And in presenting the findings, researchers dubbed resveratrol a "miracle molecule," presumably because of its many other known health benefits.

VIDEO: GMO Global Alert - The Truth Has Been Revealed
Activist Post - As you will see in the video below, the results collected during a study that focused on determining the potential harm done to animals and humans from consuming GMO corn NK603 are worthy of the outrage and concern we are finally witnessing on a mass scale. The most telling discovery is that rats fed GMO had a 600% increase in death over the control group. Experts across the spectrum have weighed in to discuss these shocking findings.

The GMO debate is over; GM crops must be immediately outlawed; Monsanto halted from threatening humanity
(NaturalNews) The GMO debate is over. There is no longer any legitimate, scientific defense of growing GM crops for human consumption. The only people still clinging to the outmoded myth that "GMOs are safe" are scientific mercenaries with financial ties to Monsanto and the biotech industry. GMOs are an anti-human technology. They threaten the continuation of life on our planet. They are a far worse threat than terrorism, or even the threat of nuclear war. Related Article: Renewed boycott - List of Corporations fighting GMO labeling...

Sign the petition to retract the junk science attack on organics
(NaturalNews) The recent attack on organic food by researchers from Stanford University has sent shock waves of confusion throughout society, which is why has decided to partner with to officially set the record straight. The two groups have established a new petition at that seeks to have the infamous Stanford study officially retracted, as it is truly nothing more than a heap of "junk" science built on lies and fraud.

VIDEO: Religious Exemptions to Vaccines are Life or Death Rights
Activist Post - Over many years, the media and corporations have mounted a concerted effort to demean religious faith and to portray certain religious groups as dangerous to modern society. Darwin and evolution are often the means, pitting "modern science" against "religious dogma." The problem is that "science" has become the pawn of the corporations. People are recognizing that very keenly as they watch the endless lies by Monsanto about genetically engineered food be exposed.

What are the Top 10 Prescription Drugs? Protest on Prescription Drug Take-back and Disposal Day
Activist Post - Every year U.S. citizens are prescribed billions of prescription drugs, some of which are never taken for various reasons or expire and need to be disposed of properly. Flushing prescription or OTC drugs down toilets is not a safe disposal method, as those drugs then contaminate drinking water downstream.

VIDEO: Foundational Lifestyle Strategies to Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure
Dr. Mercola - As explained by Dr. Rosedale, insulin stores magnesium, which relaxes your muscles, but if your insulin receptors are blunted and your cells grow resistant to insulin, you can't store magnesium. It simply passes out of your body through urination. If your magnesium level is too low, your blood vessels will constrict, which will raise your blood pressure and decrease your energy level. I actually wrote my first medical review paper on this in 1985.

Vitamin D, calcium found to save lives among elderly
(NaturalNews) To gain the most benefits from vitamin D, it is important to also supplement with its various synergistic co-factors, which include magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin A, zinc, and boron. According to the Vitamin D Council, these co-factors are absolutely vital for achieving maximum results from vitamin D, including optimal biosynthesis of this life-giving nutrient.

A daily dose of chocolate is shown to help prevent stroke in men
(NaturalNews) A wealth of scientific evidence continues to demonstrate the powerful health benefits of consuming a wide variety of polyphenols from natural foods. In past studies, resveratrol, curcumin and grape seed extract have been shown to help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia as these amazing compounds alter genetic expression to improve cellular metabolism and improve critical biomarkers.

Island with Healthiest People Over 99 Offers 8 Secrets to a Long and Happy Life
Activist Post - Tucked away in the Aegean Sea is a small, rocky island called Ikaria, where residents on average reach the age of 90. Here are a few island secrets of longevity researchers have picked up after years of studying the dreamy getaway.

Science & Technology

Speak up: US law enforcement to use Russian software to store millions of voices
RT - ‘Voice Grid Nation’ is a system that uses advanced algorithms to match identities to voices. Brought to the US by Russia’s Speech Technology Center, it claims to be capable of allowing police, federal agencies and other law enforcement personnel to build up a huge database containing up to several million voices. When authorities intercept a call they’ve deemed ‘hinky’, the recording is entered into the VoiceGrid program, which (probably) buzzes and whirrs and spits out a match. In five seconds, the program can scan through 10,000 voices, and it only needs 3 seconds for speech analysis.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Minnesota farmer cleared in milk case
Star Tribune - A soft-spoken Minnesota farmer was cleared of violating state laws for distributing raw milk Thursday, a verdict advocates for such foods called their first major legal victory. After a three-day trial and more than four hours of deliberation, a Hennepin County jury found Alvin Schlangen not guilty of three misdemeanor counts of selling unpasteurized milk, operating without a food license and handling adulterated or misbranded food.

Pet News

Plastic Coated Pet Food Kibble?
Susan Thixton - Hill's Pet Nutrition has announced they are reformulating their pet foods, but don't get too hopeful. A newly approved patent acquired by Hill's might be adding plastic (low density polyethylene) to pet foods real soon.... This patent...invention is "a method for increasing the shelf life...or protects the composition from bacterial growth..." "For example these include a dry pet food comprising kibbles, bits, any other discrete materials, solid treat, supplements and the like, and even "chunks" in a chunk and gravy wet diet assuming the film can be properly applied to the chunk in the food processing and remain stable in the liquid environment of the container."

Toxic Menadione
Susan Thixton - Why hasn't AAFCO addressed the toxicity of menadione? Why is industry still telling pet food consumers Menadione is safe? One little paragraph from Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University should be read by AAFCO, FDA and all pet food manufacturers that use this toxic ingredient.... The Material Safety Data sheet on Menadione-sodium bisulfite states: "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage."

Recall Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks
Susan Thixton - Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its BOOTS & BARKLEY 6 COUNT 5 INCH AMERICAN BEEF BULLY STICKS product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Today in History - Friday - September 21, 2012  -  National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Please take a few minutes out of your day to remember the veterans that are still prisoners of war or missing in action. We still have one POW in Afghanistan since 2009. His name is Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, United States Army (dob 28 March 1986) of Hailey, Idaho. Sergeant Bergdahl was captured in Afghanistan on 30 June 2009 by a Taliban allied Afghan insurgent group called the Haqqani Network.
Please remember him, his family and all those who still remain unaccounted for in your prayers.

1792 - The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.
1784 - "The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser" was published for the first time in Philadelphia. It was the first daily paper in America.
1897 - The New York Sun ran the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial. It was in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon.
1931 - Britain went off the gold standard.
1931 - Japanese forces began occupying China's northeast territory of Manchuria. 
1949 - Communist leaders proclaimed The People's Republic of China.
1961 - Antonio Abertondo swam the English Channel (in both directions) in 24 hours and 25 minutes.
1964 - Malta gained independence from Britain.
1966 - The Soviet probe Zond 5 returned to Earth. The spacecraft completed the first unmanned round-trip flight to the moon.
1973 - Henry Kissinger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become 56th Secretary of State. He was the first naturalized citizen to hold the office of Secretary of State.
1981 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1981 - Belize gained full independence from Great Britain.
1982 - Amin Gemayel was elected president of Lebanon. He was the brother of Bashir Gemayel who was the president-elect when he was assassinated.
1984 - General Motors and the United Auto Workers union reached an agreement that would end the previous six days of spot strikes.
1985 - North and South Korea opened their borders for their family reunion program.
1993 - Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin announced that he was ousting the Communist-dominated Congress. The action was effectively seizing all state power.
1996 - The board of all-male Virginia Military Institute voted to admit women.
1996 - John F. Kennedy Jr. married Carolyn Bessette in a secret ceremony on Cumberland Island, GA.

World News

Iran Admits It Deceived the West Over Nuclear Program
Times of Israel - Iran deliberately provided false information about its nuclear program to Western investigators and the International Atomic Energy Agency, a senior Iranian official has confirmed. In an interview published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat on Thursday, Iranian Vice President Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, who is also the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that misleading facts were used to protect his country’s nuclear program and to disguise some of the technical advances it has made.

Last of 33000 surge troops leave Afghanistan
Press TV - The last of the 33,000 U.S. soldiers that President Barack Obama sent to Afghanistan nearly three years ago as part of a military surge have left the country, U.S. defense officials said. The withdrawal, which began in July, follows an unprecedented number of NATO soldiers being shot dead by their Afghan colleagues -- 51 so far this year -- and comes as anti-Western protests sweep Muslim countries.

VIDEO: Air strike on Syrian gas station kills at least 30
RT - An air strike in the Syrian province of Raqqa hit a gas station, killing and injuring at least 100 people, according to reports.... This latest escalation of violence in the 18-month uprising came as the Dutch Foreign Minister hosted a "Friends of Syria" meeting in The Hague to refine sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

VIDEO: Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee involved in consulate attack, intelligence sources say
Daily Mail - A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was revealed on Wednesday. Sufyan Ben Qumu, who was reportedly once Osama bin Laden's driver, was let out of the US military detention center in Cuba in 2007 and turned over to the government of Muammar Gaddafi on the condition he be kept behind bars.

Israeli strike on Iran may wreck Arab treaties: U.S. officials
Raw Story - Egypt and Jordan could annul their peace treaties with Israel if it carries out a preemptive strike against Iran, US officials have warned the Jewish state, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday. Quoting a high-level Israeli official, Yediot Aharonot said Washington had warned the Jewish state that Arab leaders would not be able to control an angry public backlash if Israel were to mount an attack on Iran.

VIDEO: Pakistani protesters try to siege US embassy, clash with police
RT - Pakistani police have fired teargas and used batons to repel over 1,000 protesters trying to march on the US Embassy in Islamabad. Official Mohammed Iqbal says the protesters are mainly students.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Ron Paul on Cavuto: Foreign Aid Leads to More Trouble
Fox News Sep 20, 2012 - Republican lawmaker wants to end flow of US dollars overseas.

Senate Committee Hypes Iranian Quds Force Threat to America
Kurt Nimmo - Citing a widely debunked “terror plot” against the Saudi ambassador to the United States, officials claim Iran’s “extremist militias and their proxies” pose a “threat beyond the immediate [Middle East] region,” including the U.S. homeland, the Washington Times reports.

PRESENTING: The Most Corrupt Members Of Congress
Business Insider - Every year, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) releases a list of the most corrupt members of Congress. The list, which has come under fire from conservatives for being too left-leaning, is based on a combination campaign finance violations, flagrant rules violations, credible allegations of corruption and other factors.

YouTube: The Story of Your Enslavement
We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement - up to and including your own.

Senate Committee Hypes Iranian Quds Force Threat to America
Kurt Nimmo - Citing a widely debunked “terror plot” against the Saudi ambassador to the United States, officials claim Iran’s “extremist militias and their proxies” pose a “threat beyond the immediate [Middle East] region,” including the U.S. homeland, the Washington Times reports.

This is the TV commercial featuring Netanyahu now airing in the US to urge America to go to war with Iran immediately.

Judge Andrew Napolitano resigns from the CATO Board! - Could it be because of the neocon-like warmongering and Republican establishment politics? Or that all board members and top execs are personally liable under DC law if the shenanigans, on which the kibosh has definitely not been put, continue?

Big Sis: Obama Ready to Sign Surveillance Grid Executive Order
Kurt Nimmo Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano told a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday that a blatantly unconstitutional Obama administration executive order is “still being drafted in the inter-agency process” and “is close to completion depending on a few issues that need to be resolved at the highest levels.” The latest Obama EO – he has issued 135 thus far – is a response to the failure of a cybersecurity bill to pass in the Senate.

DOJ-Funded Training Manual Lists Bumper Stickers as Terrorism
Paul Joseph Watson - A leaked training manual used in the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) program for law enforcement and funded by the Department of Justice lists political bumper stickers expressing opposition to the United Nations and support for the bill of rights as indications of terrorist activity.

Penn State Taps 9/11 Victim Fund Vet to Settle Sanduksy Claims
NBC Philadelphia - Penn State plans to bring in the man who ran the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major compensation programs as it attempts to settle claims by Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation victims. Plaintiff’s attorney Jeff Anderson says a lawyer for the university notified him in recent days that it will be aided by lawyer Ken Feinberg. Feinberg and university spokesman Dave La Torre are declining to comment.... Feinberg was also involved in distributing BP oil disaster and Virginia Tech shooting victims’ funds.

DNA tests confirm Martin didn't grip Zimmerman's gun
RT - Forensic tests found that the only DNA identified on the handgun that killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last February was that of a Florida neighborhood watch coordinator, 28-year-old George Zimmerman.

2012 Election News

VIDEO: Reality Check: Is What Mitt Romney Said About the 47% True?
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the hidden video capturing Mitt Romney saying 47% of Americans don’t pay federal taxes… is he right?

Pawlenty quits as Romney campaign co-chair - Tim Pawlenty quit as co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Thursday to become one of Wall Street's top lobbyists in Washington. Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota, will lead the Financial Services Roundtable. The move came with Romney's campaign struggling to find its stride with just seven weeks left before Election Day.

YouTube: Why Don't People Care about Their Freedoms? Interview with David Seaman
RT - Abby Interviews outspoken journalist, and US Congressional Candidate, David Seaman, about the slow erosion of civil liberties in America.

Obama store sells Obamerican flag
American Thinker - I am shocked that the Obama store would sell a version of the American flag with the fifty stars replaced by the campaign's iconic [light blue] O with flowing [orange] stripes across the bottom. But for 35 bucks you can get a "Screen print designed by Ross Bruggink and Dan Olson of Studio MPLS.


Rand Paul Holds Up Funding Bill Over Aid
WSJ - The U.S. Senate easily overcame an initial procedural hurdle on a $500 billion bill to fund the federal government for six months, but the legislation is being held up by a lone Republican lawmaker who wants a vote on a measure cutting aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya.

Income Inequality Is Worse Now Than It Was During Slavery
Business Insider - Here's a finding that would have made for great occupy sign last year: American income inequality may be more severe today than it was way back in 1774 -- even if you factor in slavery. That stat's not actually as crazy (or demoralizing) as it sounds, but it might upend some of the old wisdom about our country's economic heritage. The conclusion comes to us from an newly updated study by professors Peter Lindert of the University of California - Davis and Jeffrey Williamson of Harvard.

CNNiReport - Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. revealed the Bankers Manifesto of 1892 to the U.S. Congress somewhere between 1907 and 1917. BANKERS MANIFESTO We (the bankers) must proceed with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of people are already showing signs of restless commotion. Prudence will therefore show a policy of apparently yielding to the popular will until our plans are so far consummated that we can declare our designs without fear of any organized resistance.

Fed’s Dual Mandate on the Table in Wake of QE3
Market Watch - Two top Federal Reserve officials who opposed the latest round of Fed asset purchases have waded into tricky political waters by suggesting that lawmakers could tie the Fed’s hands if they wanted to block more asset purchases.

VIDEO: Massive Lay-offs Coming to Wall Street - Meredith Whitney, analyst and founder of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group LLC, discusses expectations for more Wall Street layoffs and investing in financials. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Veteran News

Army doctors unable to diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury
Press TV - After more than a decade of war, the U.S. military cannot precisely diagnose concussion-related brain injuries resulting from the bomb blasts that are the most common cause of combat casualties. The mechanism of the injury -- how the shock of blast can cause lingering headaches, dizziness, memory loss and insomnia -- is not understood either, according to the Pentagon's top expert on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Without a precise diagnosis or understanding of the injury, the treatment offered by the Pentagon consists mainly of rest and reassurance.

Energy & Environment

EPA's four-gallon minimum mandate
The Hill - The latest mandate handed down from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is so ridiculous, even I was shocked. The EPA has now mandated how much gasoline you must buy at certain gas stations.... If the government has the power to mandate a minimum amount of gas we can buy, what else can they mandate? The EPA’s first-ever mandated purchase requirement appears to have been conceived outside the normal regulatory process, making this unprecedented government overreach even more offensive.


"Genetic Roulette" documentary shatters the myth of GMO safety -- for a few days only, watch it for free
(NaturalNews) According to the new documentary Genetic Roulette, "...physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise... In the wake of the startling findings that GM corn causes massive tumors, liver damage and shortened life spans in rats, it is vital now more than ever to educate friends and family about the dangers of GM food. Genetic Roulette couldn't have arrived at a better time.

Monsanto, pesticide companies have now spent more than $19 million to kill Prop. 37
(NaturalNews) The latest campaign finance disclosure records released by California's Secretary of State reveal that the most evil corporation in the world, Monsanto, has forked over another $2.89 million to kill Proposition 37.... Along with Monsanto's latest contributions were similar contributions by the other five of the "Big Six" pesticide firms -- DuPont, Bayer, Dow, BASF, and Syngenta -- which together gave more than $2.6 million to the No on 37 campaign as part of their most recent contributions. To date, the "Big Six" have collectively contributed nearly $20 million to keep Californians in the dark about GMOs.

Natural Products Association allows GMOs in its Certified Natural Products
(NaturalNews) The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has launched a national alert on behalf of consumers asking the Natural Products Association (NPA) to amend its certification process for its NPA Natural Seal to exclude any and all genetically modified ingredients.

Vitamin C and beta-carotene help protect against Alzheimer's dementia
(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's dementia strikes fear in millions of aging individuals, as this memory robbing disease strikes one in eight older Americans and more than half over the age of 80. Pharmaceutical companies have lined up in an attempt to find a synthetic pill that will prevent or treat this condition. Despite spending billions of dollars on research, all attempts have proven fruitless in a desperate attempt to profit from the suffering of millions around the globe. Yet the true key to prevention may be in the bounty of natural fruits and vegetables so deficient in the typical western diet.

Fluoride toxicity - Protect yourself with selenium
(NaturalNews) Excess fluoride may increase your risk for 23 different cancers, lower your child's IQ and school performance and increase oxidative stress throughout your body. But new research has shown that the mineral selenium plays a key role in detoxifying excess fluoride, restoring the body's antioxidant capacity and even speeding the elimination of fluoride from the body.

Levels of Arsenic in Rice Skyrocket, FDA Urged to Set Standards
Natural Society - A year after consumer groups pressured the Food and Drug Administration to define standards for arsenic in apple juice, they are now forming a similar push for rice. A new study shows unsettlingly high levels of arsenic—a carcinogenic element that appears in inorganic and organic form—in rice grown in southern states, but the FDA is discouraging panic. Still, arsenic in rice is scaring consumers everywhere.

Did You Know Vitamin D Absorption Could be Blocked by Stress?
Natural Society - Stress is something we all live with. Whether it’s the short term adrenaline drop that happens when a car accident is averted or the chronic stress that accompanies financial, professional, or relationship problems—we all deal with it to one extent or another. Needless to say, this stress, particularly the chronic kind, has many negative side effects. Scientists have recently added another—decreased vitamin D absorption.

YouTube: Experts Discuss the Findings of the Roundup/GM Cancer Trial
The Grocer Channel - The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, a new study has revealed. Its results are published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal in New York. Here, experts discuss the significance of the findings.

VIDEO: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers
Huffington Post - A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever. “It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited,” said Pierre Desprez, one of the scientists behind the discovery, to The Huffington Post. “We want to get started with trials as soon as possible.”

New Diet Drug Trades Brain Damage for Minimal Weight Loss
Gaia Health - The latest entry into the prescription weight-loss drug market, Qsymia®, is a combination of two dangerous drugs, one of which, topiramate (Topamax brand name), is known to cause brain damage. Perhaps it’s worth that risk in the population for which it was originally designed: epileptics. However, taking topiramate as a diet aid means taking the gamble that a little weight loss won’t also result in nerve damage, vision damage, nervousness, speech damage, inability to concentrate, loss of control over body movements, or any of many other indications of brain damage.

Survival Healthcare: 5 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Medical Self-Care
Activist Post - Something not frequently addressed within the survival and prepping world is the importance of good health and medical self-care. What I am referring to is the importance of having the physical and mental wellness capacity to give you the stamina to to withstand adverse conditions, perhaps with minimal shelter, minimal water, minimal food stores, and minimal health care facilities.

Science & Technology

DHS enlists citizen spies via new smartphone app
Press TV - "The Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC) now offers a mobile app to report suspicious activities in real-time by attaching a photo, sending location information, or entering details about suspicious vehicles or persons. In addition, users can choose to make their report anonymously or can include contact information for follow-up by law enforcement," reports

Secretive TrapWire company's affiliations revealed
RT - Just discovered documentation concerning the TrapWire secret surveillance system suggests that the San Diego-based Cubic Corporation did have a direct connection with the program, despite repeated attempts to dismiss allegations of their involvement.


Recognizing Happiness
Grid News - “Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don’t have. It’s so simple—yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend.”

Today in History - Thursday - September 20, 2012
1870 - The Papal States came under the control of Italian troops, leading to the unification of Italy.
1881 - Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the U.S. President James A. Garfield had died the day before.
1884 - The Equal Rights Party was formed in San Francisco, CA.
1921 - KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, started a daily radio newscast. It was one of the first in the U.S.
1962 - James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett. Meredith was later admitted.
1963 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
1977 - The first of the "boat people" arrived in San Francisco from Southeast Asia under a new U.S. resettlement program.
1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced that the U.S., France, and Italy were going to send peacekeeping troops back to Beirut.
1988 - The United Nations opened it 43rd General Assembly.
1989 - F.W. de Klerk was sworn in as president of South Africa.
1991 - U.N. weapons inspectors left for Iraq in a renewed search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
1992 - French voters approved the Maastricht Treaty.
1995 - AT&T announced that it would be splitting into three companies. The three companies were AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and NCR Corp.
1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to drop the national speed limit. This allowed the states to decide their own speed limits.

World News

Israel Launches Deadly Air Strikes On Gaza
Liberty Crier - GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on a vehicle killed three Palestinian security officials in theHamas-Islamist ruled Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Palestinian medics and Hamas said. The Israeli military confirmed it had launched an air strike in Gaza but had no further comment.

Syrian forces kill 100 Afghan insurgents in Aleppo
Press TV - On Thursday, the Syrian forces also arrested about 100 armed men near the capital, Damascus. Many insurgents were killed during clashes with the Syrian troops in Aleppo’s Maysaloon district on Wednesday. The Syrian army also seized large amounts of weapons and ammunition, including Israel-made bombs.

Brazil Angered By QE3: ‘Financial Tsunami Is Start Of New Currency War’
Liberty Crier - PARIS, Sept 19 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) — The latest round of United States quantitative easing will create many problems for emerging countries and Brazil will take action to keep its currency Real from rising in value, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists after a meeting in Paris with his French counterpart Pierre Moscovici, Mantega voiced concerns that further monetary stimulus would lower the value of the dollar and in turn hurt Brazilian competitiveness in export markets.

Leading Muslim Scholar Calls for United Nations to Criminalize Speech
Kurt Nimmo - Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, an influential Muslim scholar and a professor at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia, has called for the United Nations to end free speech. The UN Human Rights Committee has declared the right to free speech and expression may be subjected to restrictions that are “strictly necessary and proportionate.”

New Video Shows Obama-Backed Syrian Rebels Burning U.S. Flag
Paul Joseph Watson - Why is the White House funding extremists who hate America? The video again serves to illustrate the disconnect between the Obama administration’s decision to send millions in taxpayer money to help extremists who hate America in their bid to overthrow President Bashar Al-Assad.

VIDEO: Lagarde: IMF Considering 'Extension' For Greece Bailout
Daily Bail - The International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde said Greece may get more time to make the cuts demanded of it in return for bailouts: "The review process is underway and just began a week ago, so I think it's really premature to already pass judgement on the timing issue. Greece has already produced a huge effort, but will have to continue to do so. There are various ways to adjust - time is one that needs to be considered as an option."

Fire Tornadoes Ripped Through Australia's Outback Last Week - Just 300 metres away was a 30-metre high fire swirl which "sounded like a fighter jet", despite there being no wind in the area. A fire tornado, also know as a fire devil, is caused when a column of warm, rising air comes into contact - or causes - a fire on the ground. These fire whirls are known to last for around two minutes on the very rare occasions they take place.... In 1923, a fire whirl emerged during Japan's Great Kanto Earthquake and killed 38,000 people in just 15 minutes.

France Launches Major Investigation Into GMOs Following Tumor Study
Natural Society - Following the release of a peer-reviewed piece of research linking the consumption of Monsanto’s Roundup-containing GMO crops to tumors and organ damage, the French government is now calling for a health agency investigation. Seeking to analyze the research and potentially ask European authorities to protect human health and abandon the use of GMO crops, France’s Agriculture Minister and others are now sounding the alarm.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: This will blow your mind!! Outrageous Government Spending!
Patriot Action Network - UNBELIEVABLE! This will blow your mind. Boy do we need some real oversight and reform. Watch this .50 second video and please share!! Obama and admin need to go! Rep. Chaffetz hears the testimony of John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction at the hearing "SIGAR Report: Document Destruction and Millions of Dollars Unaccounted for at the Department of Defense. Part II."

CIA sued over drone killings
RT - The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the CIA to court for the agency’s refusal to comply with a FOIA request to hand over documents about the Obama administration’s “targeted killing” drone program. The CIA claims its drone program is “secret,” even though President Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and senior government officials have publicly spoken about the program. In May, the New York Times found that President Obama personally oversees a drone “kill list,” using the weapon to target and kill terrorists abroad and often cause fatalities to bystanders near the target. But the CIA considers all military-age males killed in a strike zone to be “combatants,” the Times found.

VIDEO: No Recession Here! - U.S. Arms Sales Set Global Record
Daily Bail - New record of $66.3 billion. The U.S. war machine rolls on. On a global basis, U.S. companies are responsible for 80% of all arms sales. Fear is good business, especially for the war machine. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report, within the last year the U.S. has tripled weapons sales to $66.3 billion, more than half of which went to allied Gulf states.

DHS Purchases 200 Million More Rounds of Ammunition
Paul Joseph Watson - Following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the Department of Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers. A series of new solicitations posted on the FedBizOpps website show that the DHS is looking to purchase 200 million rounds of .223 rifle ammunition over the next four years, as well as 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) rounds in addition to 25,000 rounds of blank .308 caliber bullets.

YouTube: Reality Check: Afghan Attacks on U.S. Soldiers “trending” in the Wrong Direction
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how the situation in Afghanistan is trending in the wrong direction and what President Obama says about these so called "Green on Blue" attacks.

Fast and Furious report: Justice Department at fault in gun-trafficking operation
Press TV - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday referred 14 employees, including senior official Lanny Breuer, for possible internal discipline in connection with a botched gun probe in Arizona.

Ex-Military Leaders Call Junk Food “National Security Threat”
Paul Joseph Watson - With one in four military age males in the United States deemed too fat to join the Army, retired generals and admirals are coming together under the banner of Mission: Readiness, a “nonpartisan national security organization” run by the Council for a Strong America, which recently received half a million dollars in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

VIDEO: UC Professor Eyes Permanent Sterilant To Cull US Population
Jurriaan Maessen - During a speech earlier this year given by University of California-Riverside professor Richard Cardullo, the cottonseed derivative Gossypol is being proposed as an adequate sterilant to bring down the birthrate in the United States. Stating that the substance’s permanent sterilization effects on males is already being considered for widespread use in China and many third world countries, Cardullo calls it “an option” for use within the United States.

2012 Election News

VIDEO: ‘Israel lobby plays major role in US elections’
Press TV - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has issued an official statement of “thanks” to President Obama and the Congressional leadership, praising them for “unshakeable” commitment to Israel. “APAC is one of the most powerful lobbies in the United States and part of its power in the past has come from the fact that most Americans were not even aware that it existed,” Weir said in an interview on Wednesday. “Even today many people are surprisingly unaware of this extremely powerful lobby that lobbies on behalf of Israel,” she added.

Libertarian candidate calls for withdrawing from Middle East
LA Times - Little-known presidential candidate Gary Johnson gave an answer that would create a media firestorm if delivered by Barack Obama or Mitt Romney: the United States should get out of the Middle East. Johnson, a Libertarian who is on 47 state ballots and fighting petition challenges in the other three, including Pennsylvania, suggested that the U.S. presence in the Middle East is abetting unrest in the region.


YouTube: Judge Napolitano Exposes Secrets of the Fed on Fox
Judge Napolitano agrees with George Will that the Fed has become the 4th branch of government, unelected and no oversight over incredible powers. Arguing that it is neither federal nor a reserve, the Judge noted that the job of the Fed is to make the president — no matter who the president may be — look good.

YouTube: Reality Check: What is QE3? And What It Means For The U.S. Economy
Ben Swann Reality Check explains QE3 and what it means for you.

Paul Subcommittee to Examine Federal Reserve Interest Rate Policy - Friday, 9/21
Daily Paul - Congressman Ron Paul, Chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, announced today that the subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the effects of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy on the American people. The hearing, entitled “The Price of Money: Consequences of the Federal Reserve’s Zero Interest Rate Policy,” will be held on Friday, September 21st, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

VIDEO: The Bubble: Who Caused it. Who Called it. What’s Next - Official Trailer - Coming in Fall 2012, The Bubble asks the experts who predicted the current recession, “What happened and why?” Diving deep into the true causes of the financial crisis, renowned economists, investors and business leaders explain what America is facing if we don't learn from our past mistakes. The film poses the question: “Is the economy really improving or are we just blowing up another Bubble?”

VIDEO: George Will: 'Bernanke Is Becoming The 4th Branch Of Government'
Daily Bail - From Sunday, George Will on QE3, Bernanke and the Fed: "Quantitative easing is the government printing money. It's part of not mission creep, but mission gallop on part of the Fed, which is on its way to becoming the fourth branch of government, accountable to no one and restrained by nothing, as far as I can tell, in fiscal and monetary policy."

Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people
The earlier estimate found 4 million people would be affected in 2016, when the penalty is fully in effect. The difference — 2 million people— represents a 50 percent increase.... Obama pledged not to raise taxes on individuals making less than $200,000 a year and couples making less than $250,000. And the budget office analysis found that nearly 80 percent of those who'll face the penalty would be making up to or less than five times the federal poverty level. Currently that would work out to $55,850 or less for an individual and $115,250 or less for a family of four. Average penalty: about $1,200 in 2016.

House passes new Buffett Rule
Washington Times - The House on Wednesday passed Republicans' own version of the Buffett Rule, which allows wealthy Americans to voluntarily pony up to reduce the deficit.... "If Warren Buffett and others like him truly feel they're not paying enough in taxes, they can use the Buffett Rule Act to put their money where their mouth is and voluntarily send in more to pay down the national debt, rather than changing the entire tax code to inflict more job-killing tax hikes on hard-working Americans," said Rep. Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who wrote the bill.

Tungsten-Filled 10 Oz Gold Bar Found In The Middle Of Manhattan's Jewelry District
Zero Hedge - Myfoxny reported that a 10-ounce gold bar costing nearly $18,000 turned out to be a counterfeit. The discovery was made by the dealer Ibrahim Fadl, who bought the PAMP bar in question from a merchant who has sold him real gold before. "But he heard counterfeit gold bars were going around, so he drilled into several of his gold bars worth $100,000 and saw gray tungsten -- not gold. The bar was filled with tungsten, which weighs nearly the same as gold but costs just over a dollar an ounce."

Veteran News

VA, DOD to Fund $100 Million PTSD and TBI Study
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2012 – The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense today announced they are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Veterans jobs bill killed in Senate
Press TV - Senate Republicans blocked legislation Wednesday that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country's federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments. Republicans said the spending authorized in the bill violated limits that Congress agreed to last year. Democrats fell two votes shy of the 60-vote majority needed to waive the objection, forcing the legislation back to committee.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

VIDEO/ PHOTOS: Violent Arrests And Police Attacks On Photographers At Occupy Anniversary
Daily Bail -Thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In this clip a photo journalist attempting to document the arrest of two protesters in New York is shoved to the ground by members of the NYPD.

Dear Bankers: Thanks for Wrecking Our Lives ...
NY Times - Called Occupy the Boardroom, the site invited people across the country to write detailed letters to the executives and directors of banks. The site’s developers promised to deliver them as e-mail and in person. The more than 8,000 letters that resulted (to Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley) supply some insight into the way different Americans experienced the financial crisis and recession since 2007.

Housing Market

Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley faulted for $73 billion residential mortgage-backed securities servicing
Bloomberg - A law firm that won an $8.5 billion settlement from Bank of America Corp. (BAC) tied to faulty mortgage bonds said Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) and Morgan Stanley (MS) failed to service $73 billion of similar securities, creating a default.

Spring Hill man pleads guilty to fabricating thousands of foreclosure inspection reports
Tampa Bay Times - Counce’s Brooksville company contracted with lenders to regularly inspect properties in foreclosure throughout the state. By 2009, Counce was sending as many as 100,000 inspection reports each month to Bank of America, receiving about $6.50 for each. Bank of America then billed the federal entities that owned or insured the mortgages. At one point, Counce was making as much as $1 million per month. The problem: Half of those reports were fabricated. Now, investigators say, Counce owes taxpayers more than $12 million and faces up to 20 years in prison.

Majority Of U.S. Homeowners Paying At Least 5% Interest On Mortgages
Consumerist - While interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages have been hovering around the 4% mark for around a year -- and 15-year fixed loans have dipped below 3% in recent months -- nearly 7 out of 10 American homeowners are still paying at least 5% interest on their home loans.

Energy & Environment

Information For Chemtrail Skeptics
Dan Bidondi - I would like anyone, believer or non-believer, to download this PDF file called HR 2977 The Space & Preservation Act of 2001. In this document the United States Government openly admits the existence of Chemtrails and weather control weapons; also, to boot, Mass Mind Control Weapons and Techtronic Laser Weapons. Please download this Bill and print out for your records.... Still not convinced?? What if I told you that there are patents for these very such things. This was released on December 5th, 2010 Spraying the Skies: 1975 U.S. Patent for Powder Contrail Generation with patents dating back all the way to March 1st, 1927.


Sufficient sleep is essential to fuel weight loss efforts
(NaturalNews) Canadian researchers publishing the Canadian Medical Association Journal have released the result of a study showing that adequate sleep is an important part of a weight loss plan and should be added to the recommended mix of diet and exercise. In addition to lowering caloric intake and increasing physical activity, the research team led by Dr. Jean-Phillippe Chaput of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa has provided sufficient evidence to show that inadequate sleep is an independent risk factor for overweight and obesity.

Infographic: Carbs Are Killing You: Eating Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat - A few conclusions: Eating fat doesn’t actually make us fat. It’s the insulin cycle, triggered by eating carbohydrates. The easily-digestible carbs like refined flour, soda, and potatoes are the worst offenders. For weight-loss, a low-carb diet is a lot more effective than a low-fat, high-carb one.

The most common lifestyle habits that create disease
(NaturalNews) Are you influenced by cultural bias and (unhealthy) modern lifestyle habits? For example, why do women wear bras? Are we lying "too flat" in our beds at night? Medical researchers suggest that these habits have the ability to promote sickness and disease. But, as we accept responsibility for our own health, and shift away from unhealthy behaviors - we can enjoy life disease-free.

How to make fool-proof, healthy mayonnaise
(NaturalNews) If you've made the switch to a natural foods lifestyle, chances are you've experienced a few failed attempts at making your own homemade mayonnaise. Mayo is a challenging recipe to master because standard recipes are based upon the delicate process of emulsifying raw eggs with oil. This must be done with precision, lest you end up with a runny egg smoothie instead of spreadable mayonnaise in the end. However, by using an immersion blender and substituting flax seed for the raw egg, you can avoid this delicate step and rest assured that you'll never botch another batch of homemade mayo again. [No time to make mayo? Try Wilderness Family Naturals mayonnaise from the Power Mall.]

New GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow tumors, 70% of females die early
(NaturalNews) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death.... The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide.

VIDEO: Neurosurgeon Shows How Low Levels of Radiation Such As Wi-Fi, Smart Meters And Cell Phones Cause The Blood Brain Barrier To Leak - Since he began his line of research in 1988, Dr. Leif Salford and his colleagues at Lund University Hospital in Sweden has exposed over 1,600 experimental animals to low-level radiation. Their results were consistent and worrisome: radiation, including that from cell phones, caused the blood-brain barrier--the brain's first line of defense against infections and toxic chemicals--to leak.

The Evidence-Based Healing Properties of 13 Common Fruits
Green Med Info - Fruits elicit not only joy in the eating of them -- incidentally, the word fruit stems from the Latin word frui, meaning "to enjoy, use" -- but they also nourish and protect the body with powerful, built-in medicinal activity. Fruits are, of course, by design a "perfect food," intended to entice animals to consume them in order to help disseminate their seed.

Science & Technology

Supreme Court to rule on legality of wiretapping through FISA
RT - The fight to stop the government's sweeping surveillance of emails and phone calls will go all the way to the Supreme Court. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit challenging the warrantless wiretapping provisions included under the FISA Amendment Acts.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

“Lettuce Bot” Rolls Through Crops, Terminates Weeds It Visually Identifies - Lettuce Bot is a robotic terminator, targeting and selectively killing weeds on sight with 98 percent accuracy. It works by first differentiating weed from lettuce through its vision algorithms and then a trailing component either slices the weed down, injects a minimal dose of herbicide, or hits it with potent fertilizer. The fertilizer offers the best of both worlds in that it is concentrated enough to burn the weed’s roots but not so much to kill the lettuce — plus it provides extra nutrients to the soil.

Pet News

FDA: We Can’t Prove Chinese Jerky Killed Hundreds Of Dogs, But Maybe Avoid It Anyway
Consumerist - "Imported Chinese jerky?" you might be saying. "Who would buy their pet any food from a country whose safety standards would shock Upton Sinclair?" Lots of well-meaning Americans are feeding their dogs and cats imported treats. Every year, the United States imports 86 million pounds of pet food products from China. Some of that food is jerky that's packaged and sold under brand names you may recognize: Waggin' Train (Purina), Canyon Creek (Purina), and Milo's Kitchen (Del Monte) are the most common.

Today in History - Wednesday - September 19, 2012
1777 - The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
1796 - U.S. President Washington's farewell address was published.
1893 - In New Zealand, the Electoral Act 1893 was consented to giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
1955 - Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the "Producer's Showcase" presentation of "Our Town" on NBC-TV.
1955 - Argentina President Juan Peron was ousted after a revolt by the army and navy.
1957 - The U.S. conducted its first underground nuclear test. The test took place in the Nevada desert.
1959 - Nikita Khruschev was not allowed to visit Disneyland due to security reasons. Khrushchev reacted angrily.
1960 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, checked out of the Shelburne Hotel angrily after a dispute with the management.
1983 - Lebanese army units defending Souk el-Gharb were supported in their effort by two U.S. Navy ships off Beirut.
1984 - China and Britain completed a draft agreement transferring Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997.
1986 - U.S. health officials announced that AZT, though an experimental drug, would be made available to AIDS patients.
1988 - Israel successfully launched the Horizon-I test satellite.
1990 - Iraq began confiscating foreign assets of countries that were imposing sanctions against the Iraqi government.
1992 - The U.N. Security Council recommended suspending Yugoslavia due to its role in the Bosnian civil war.
1994 - U.S. troops entered Haiti peacefully to enforce the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
1995 - The U.S. Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.
1995 - The commander of American forces in Japan and the U.S. ambassador apologized for the rape of a schoolgirl committed by three U.S. servicemen.
1996 - The government of Guatemala and leftist rebels signed a peace treaty to end their long war.
2002 - In Ivory Coast, around 750 rebel soldiers attempted to overthrow the government. U.S. troops landed on September 25th to help move foreigners, including Americans, to safer areas.

World News

VIDEO: Anti-US protests rage on, Clinton pledges ‘aggressive steps’ to protect embassies
RT - Palestinians and Pakistanis voiced their fury in the latest wave of violent protests against an infamous anti-Muslim film. In response to the rising tensions Hillary Clinton promised aggressive steps to ensure the safety of US embassies.

France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash - France announced Wednesday it will close 20 embassies across the Muslim world on Friday after French weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed naked, amid growing unrest over an anti-Islamic film that has left dozens dead.

Chinese General: Prepare for Combat with Japan - China’s most powerful military leader, in an unusual public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters near disputed islands and anti-Japan protests throughout the country turned violent.

Russia Closes USAID Office
The Moscow Times - The United States will close the Russia office of the U.S. Agency for International Development at the request of the Russian government, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday, sparking fears from some aid recipients that they won't survive. But U.S. officials insisted that they would find new ways to promote democracy and civil society without a USAID office here.

Growing gulf: Iran deploys Russian made sub as tensions rise
RT - Days after the US and 30 other nations began naval exercises in the Persian Gulf; Tehran has announced it is sending a Russian submarine to bolster its forces in the area.... The country’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Khameni, who has command of all military affairs, said that Iran has no intention of attacking another nation. “The armed forces should be upgraded in such a way that no one will be able to violate the reinforced fortress of Iran,” Khameni said Tuesday whilst visiting a naval base in the northern Iranian port of Noshar.

VIDEO: U.S. Embassy in Beirut Destroys Classified Documents, Prepares for Protests
Kurt Nimmo - Diplomats are under orders to destroy classified documents at the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, according to a State Department status report made public on Monday. The move signals that the State Department is concerned that protesters will breach security at the embassy in Lebanon like they did in Libya where diplomat Chris Stevens and other embassy staff were killed.

Syrian Army Spotted Testing Chemical Arms Firing Units, Magazine Reports
Jerusalem Post - The Syrian military is understood to have late last month test-fired a number of chemical weapon delivery munitions, witnesses told Der Spiegel for a Monday report. Five or six unfilled munitions designed to carry toxic warfare agents were discharged by airplanes and tanks at Diraiham, which is not far from a large chemical arms laboratory at Safira, the German news magazine reported.

Syrian Activist Arrested By Secret Police Merely For Having Livestreaming App Installed On His Phone - Police and security forces around the world -- and that includes in the West -- hate being recorded when they're overstepping the mark in the execution of their duties, since it allows the public to challenge official accounts, and even to use videos to seek redress. But there's one thing worse than being recorded, and that's being livestreamed: even the most nimble authorities can't confiscate the recording from its creator, since it's already been uploaded for the world to see.

US halts aid to Egypt over protests
Press TV - Anti-American protests that started in Cairo and spread across the Muslim world have stalled negotiations to provide crucial U.S. economic assistance to Egypt, U.S. officials said Monday. The violent demonstrations sparked by an anti-Islam video, and Egypt's initially clumsy response, have temporarily halted talks about a proposed $1 billion in debt relief and other aid to Egypt, according to several U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the news media.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Chicago teachers end strike
Press TV - Chicago school teachers voted Tuesday to end a high-profile strike that affected hundreds of thousands of children and sparked an acrimonious stand-off with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, officials said.

37 reasons why California's Prop. 37 MUST pass
(NaturalNews) In fewer than two months, Californians will have the unique opportunity to vote YES on Proposition 37, a ballot measure that will require retail food items made with or containing genetically-modified (GM) ingredients to be labeled as such. And in the face of concerted opposition to GMO labeling by Monsanto and the corporate food industry, which would rather keep the presence of GMOs in your food a secret, it is important that voters are aware of why passing a law requiring mandatory GMO labeling is crucial to food freedom.

YouTube: The Conspiracy - Official Movie Trailer
Plot: A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.

FEMA Concentration Camp in Hawaii?
Intel Hub - I received an email awhile back from an acquaintance who works for the State of Hawaii on Oahu.... The email stated that the photo shows a FEMA concentration camp and that I should watch the documentary “Camp FEMA” and I would see. I originally blew it off as not worth my time looking into but then later I saw something that mentioned Senator Dan Akaka (D) from Hawaii as being on the Senate committee overseeing FEMA. That reminded me of the email I had received earlier and if Senator Akaka was on the FEMA oversight committee it would be natural for him to get his own FEMA camp.

Federal Judge Reinstates Unconstitutional NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)
Kurt Nimmo - Late Monday night a federal judge in New York, Raymond Lohier, granted the Obama administration an “emergency” stay that temporarily blocks a ruling by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest last week blocking the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). “Lohier offered no explanation or rationale for the temporary stay. However, the Justice Department has asked the appeals court to block the injunction,” Politico reported late last night. The Obama administration characterized the ruling by Forrest as unconstitutional.

Congress to cut 9/11 first responders' benefits
RT - Only days after a national health care act was expanded to provide coverage to September 11 first responders that have been diagnosed with cancer in the wake of the terrorist attacks, the future of the federal plan is now up in the air.... On the anniversary of the attacks only one week ago, the government added around 50 different types of cancers to the list of diseases covered under the act that now bears Zadroga’s name, but the automatic budget cuts expected to occur next year are expected to drastically defund the program and leave survivors once more scrambling to pay for medical bills and routine cancer screenings, which would otherwise be covered under the bill.

Pentagon slams F-35 manufacturer
peaking at the Air Force Association's annual conference outside of Washington, DC on Monday, Maj. Gen. Christopher Bogdan had harsh words to describe the bond between the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Corp, the DoD contractor that continues to encounter one roadblock after another as it works towards developing the military’s most advanced fighter jet ever. According to one recent estimate, the F-35 project will cost the United States $1.5 trillion by the time it is all done. To Bogdan, the Pentagon’s association with the aircraft manufacturer is making matters abhorrent.

2012 Election News

VIDEO: Ron Paul for Texas Governor? - Here is an idea — Let’s draft Ron Paul for Texas Governor. Texas is almost its own country anyway. David Ortiz hits the streets of Austin to find out what its citizens think of Governor Paul.


The Federal Reserve Is Destroying Social Security And The Retirement Plans Of Millions Of Americans
Activist Post - By law, the Social Security trust fund must be invested in U.S. government securities. But thanks to the low interest rate policies of the Federal Reserve, the average interest rate on those securities just keeps dropping and dropping. The trustees of the Social Security system had projected that the Social Security trust fund would be completely gone by 2033, but because of the Fed policy of keeping interest rates exceptionally low for the foreseeable future it is now being projected by some analysts that Social Security will be bankrupt by 2023.

Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why - Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast. Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods.... With 70% of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer spending, Buffett’s apparent lack of faith in these companies’ future prospects is worrisome.

Food Prices + Hunger Index = Riots, Civil Wars and Revolutions - For every 10 percent increase in global food prices there is a 100 percent increase in anti-government protests, according to a recent report from the International Monetary Fund. Looking at recent price increases in global ag commodities — up about 20 percent so far this year — it’s no wonder there are Arab Fall flare ups (this time directed at America) breaking out across the globe. According to the IMF, a 20 percent increase in foodstuffs should triple the levels of unrest, and that seems to be precisely what’s happening.

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano Takes On The Fed on Fox and Friends: ‘Not Federal, Not A Reserve,’ And Designed To ‘Make Pres. Look Good’
Daily Paul - The Judge is on Fox and Friends of all places talking about none other than the federal reserve! They let him say everything he believes about the bank and the hosts sat there and agreed with him! I believe we are having a MAJOR influence on this country that we are just starting to see.

The Federal Reserve Has Been Given Police Powers, Glock 22s and Patrol Cars - By mid morning on Monday, September 17, as Occupy Wall Street protesters marched around the perimeter of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, all signs that an FRPD (Federal Reserve Police Department) existed had disappeared. The FRPD patrol cars and law enforcement officers had been replaced by NYPD patrol cars and officers. That decision may have been made to keep from drawing attention to a mushrooming new domestic police force that most Americans do not know exists.

Fed’s ‘QE-Infinity’ Will Push Gold Up to $2,400: Pro
CNBC News - In one of the most bullish gold calls since the Federal Reserve announced a new round of easing last week, one strategist sees a 36 percent jump in the metal’s price, to $2,400 an ounce, by the end of 2014.... “Given the new open-ended nature of QE3, the upward pressure on gold prices should continue until employment is strong enough to require a change in policy,” Blanch [a global investment strategist with Bank of America Merrill Lynch] added. “In our view, this is unlikely to happen until the end of 2014.”

Feds ignore rules and use stimulus cash to buy Chinese solar panels
Washington Times - Government officials blame unfair competition from China for the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, but such concerns didn’t stop the federal government from breaking stimulus program rules to use Chinese solar panels atop a federal building housing the offices of a senator, congressman and several agencies.

American Airlines to lay off 11k employees
Press TV - American Airlines is sending layoff warning notices to more than 11,000 employees, although a spokesman says the company expects job losses to be closer to 4,400. The notices went out to mechanics and ground workers whose jobs will be affected as American Airlines goes through a bankruptcy restructuring. American Airlines spokesman Bruce Hicks says fewer than 40% of those getting notices are expected to lose their jobs.

Housing Market

The Fed Now Owns Your Foreclosed Property Under QE3 Purchases of Toxic Assets
Intel Hub - n ABC’s “This Week”, George Will, columnist for the propaganda news outlet Washington Post, spoke out against Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke and his decision to instill QE3 which is essentially, “the government printing money.”

Energy & Environment

Find out how chemtrails adversely affect your health
(NaturalNews) When the denial of chemtrails is resolved, concerns of their content and their effects are raised. Two metals are consistently discovered worldwide in chemtrail analyses: barium and aluminum. They're formed as nanoparticles easily breathed in by mammals and absorbed by plant life.

VIDEO: Bayou Corne residents still evacuated around sink hole - Work at the site of a giant sink hole in southeast Louisiana has once again come to a halt. This time the stoppage was caused by tremors in the area. This is not good news for residents near the sink hole. It could be months before Bayou Corne residents who were evacuated last month are allowed to return home. The mini earthquakes that came ahead of the sink hole in Assumption Parish are back.


Eat berries to prevent age-related memory loss
(NaturalNews) Recent research published in Annals of Neurology and lead by Elizabeth Devore and her team of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston showed that women who eat more berries have a slower rate of age-related memory loss than those who do not.

10 More Amazing Things About Our Bodies
Dr. Mercola - Your body truly is amazing, and we’ve only scratched the surface as far as discovering all of the mysteries of its extremely complex capabilities and inner workings. The featured article highlighted 10 particularly noteworthy facts you may not be aware of, but which are utterly fascinating about your body.

VIDEO: Makes You a Sitting Duck for a Heart Attack, But Millions Unknowingly Suffer
Dr. Mercola - When a heart attack hits, it does so suddenly and without warning. But it's often preceded by this condition the CDC refers to as the second greatest public health risk. The problem is 14 million people in the U.S. don't know they suffer from it... do you?

Dental Composites for Kids: Even Worse Than Mercury Amalgam?
Activist Post - Research published in the journal Pediatrics indicates that some dental composites -- long promoted as overall safer than mercury-based amalgams -- are having a significant negative impact on the psychosocial functioning of children. In fact, bisphenol-A based dental restorations were found to be worse than mercury-based amalgams when it came to learning impairment and behavioral issues.

Chemical Widely Used in Antibacterial Hand Soaps May Impair Muscle Function - Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical widely used in hand soaps and other personal-care products, hinders muscle contractions at a cellular level, slows swimming in fish and reduces muscular strength in mice, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Colorado. The findings appear online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.... In “test tube” experiments, triclosan impaired the ability of isolated heart muscle cells and skeletal muscle fibers to contract. Specifically, the team evaluated the effects of triclosan on molecular channels in muscle cells that control the flow of calcium ions, creating muscle contractions.

New pooping medication approved by the FDA
(NaturalNews) For most lazy Americans it is easier to pop a pooping pill than to change the diet or exercise. They would rather pay to poop now and manage the side-effects later than change harmful lifestyle habits. This is why the FDA just approved the drug linaclotide, AKA Linzess (jokingly dubbed laziness), recently for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). But if you really want healthy bowel movements don't rush out to demand this medication from your pill-pushing doc.

Natural solutions for people with candida
(NaturalHealth365) Friendly bacteria are absolutely essential for control of the bacteria, yeast and other parasites that populate the intestinal track. In healthy intestines, there are approximately two to three pounds of friendly flora residing in the gut. The major purpose of good bacteria is to produce lactic acid, and a natural form of antibiotic which sterilize and prevent the overgrowth of most negative microorganisms.

Ulcerative colitis patients threatened by a new drug
(NaturalHealth365) The possible risk to taking Humira will likely outweigh the benefits. Humira is a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker, which can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. TNF promotes the inflammatory response, which is associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, crohn’s disease and psoriasis. By using a TNF blocker such as Humira – the side effects related to their usage includes lymphoma, infections, congestive heart failure, a lupus-like syndrome, tuberculosis and infections caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria that spread through the body. Can you believe this (deadly) drug is legal in the United States?

Vitamin D Shown to be Helpful in Treatment of TB
Natural Society - Tuberculosis (TB) isn’t a disease of the past—it’s very much present today. In 2010, it killed an estimated 1.4 million people worldwide, and infected 8.8 million. But promising research shows that sunlight may play an important role in fighting the infectious disease and help in the treatment of TB.

VIDEO: Fluoride sold as pesticide; Chinese factories export to U.S. cities for water fluoridation - Fluoride warning! Much of the fluoride dumped into U.S. water is imported from chemical factories in China. Those factories warn that fluoride is TOXIC to human health. Fluoride is sold as a PESTICIDE, a nuclear industry chemical and more. SCARY information!

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

4 Ways to Stop a Monarch Butterfly Collapse
Organic Gardening - The majestic monarch butterfly is in desperate need of your help. Once a common sighting in backyard gardens, the orange-and-black butterfly known for its long migration to its overwintering grounds in Mexico is now on the brink of collapse. Chemical farming practices, overdevelopment, climate change, and illegal logging are all blamed for the demise of the milkweed-dependent butterfly. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to help.
* Related Article: Asclepius, the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology

Pet News

Relieve Stress by Spending Time with Animals
Organic Gardening - A pet prescription can remedy all sorts of problems, says animal expert Arden Moore. Spending time around animals, such as going bird watching, enjoying the company of a therapy dog, or even playing with your pet spider can be beneficial to your well-being.

Today in History - Tuesday - September 18, 2012
1759 - The French formally surrendered Quebec to the British.
1763 - It was reported, by the Boston Gazette, that the first piano had been built in the United States. The instrument was named the spinet and was made by John Harris.
1789 - Alexander Hamilton negotiated and secured the first loan for the United States. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was repaid on June 8, 1790 at the sum of $191,608.81.
1793 - U.S. President George Washington laid the actual cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.
1810 - Chile declared its independence from Spain.
1850 - The Fugitive Slave Act was declared by the U.S. Congress. The act allowed slave owners to claim slaves that had escaped into other states.
1851 - The first issue of "The New York Times" was published.
1895 - Daniel David Palmer gave the first chiropractic adjustment.
1927 - Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System made its debut with its network broadcast over 16 radio stations. The name was later changed to CBS.
1947 - The U.S. Air Force was established as a separate military branch by the National Security Act.
1981 - A museum honoring former U.S. President Ford was dedicated in Grand Rapids, MI.
1984 - The 39th session of the U.N. General Assembly was opened with an appeal to the U.S. and Soviet Union to resume arms negotiations.
1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush said that he would send warplanes to escort U.N. helicopters that were searching for hidden Iraqi weapons if it became necessary.
1994 - Haiti's military leaders agreed to depart on October 15th. This action averted a U.S.-led invasion to force them out of power.
1997 - Ted Turner, U.S. Media magnate, announced that over the next ten years he would give $1 billion to the United Nations.
1998 - The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted to release to videotape of President Clinton's grand jury testimony from August 17.
1998 - The FDA approved a once-a-day easier-to-swallow medication for AIDS patients.

World News

VIDEO: U.S. military suspends joint patrols with Afghans
CBS News - The strategy for getting U.S. forces out of Afghanistan depends on training Afghan soldiers and police to protect the country themselves, but on Monday the U.S. military suspended most joint field operations with Afghan forces because so many Americans are being killed by the men they are training.

China, Japan heading towards war, says US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta - Speaking to reporters before arriving in Tokyo on a trip to Asia, Mr Panetta appealed for restraint amid mounting tensions over territorial rights in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. "I am concerned that when these countries engage in provocations of one kind or another over these various islands, that it raises the possibility that a misjudgment on one side or the other could result in violence, and could result in conflict," Mr Panetta said, when asked about a clash between Japan and China. "And that conflict would then have the potential of expanding."

Iran on brink of nuclear bomb in six-seven months: Netanyahu
(Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran was just six to seven months away from the brink of being able to build a nuclear bomb, adding urgency to his demand that President Barack Obama set a "red line" for Tehran in what could deepen the worst U.S.-Israeli rift in decades.

Netanyahu in 1992: Iran close to having nuclear bomb - Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trapped in reflection theory.... 1992: Israeli member of parliament Binyamin Netanyahu predicts that Iran was “3 to 5 years” from having a nuclear weapon. 1992: Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres predicts an Iranian nuclear warhead by 1999 to French TV. 1995: The New York Times quotes US and Israeli officials saying that Iran would have the bomb by 2000. 1998: Donald Rumsfeld tells Congress that Iran could have an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US by 2003.

Turkey Allows al-Qaeda to Move Over Border into Syria
Kurt Nimmo - U.S. NATO, and the Gulf State despots actively funding al-Qaeda in Syria. Syria’s Foreign Ministry has written a letter to the U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon accusing neighboring Turkey of allowing thousands of al-Qaeda and “Takfiri and Wahhabi terrorists” to cross the border to “kill innocent Syrians, blow up their properties and spread chaos and destruction.”

Syria army clears Aleppo strategic district of al-Midan of insurgents
Damascus says the army has managed to clear Aleppo’s strategic district of al-Midan of armed groups fighting against the government. There are reports of clashes between government troops and insurgents in several other Aleppo districts.

US to close Bangkok embassy
Press TV - The United States said Monday it would close its embassy in Bangkok in response to a planned protest by “several hundred people” over an anti-Islam film. The consulate, on a main road in the business district at the heart of the Thai capital, will close at noon Tuesday and “non-essential personnel will be sent home,” according to a statement posted on the embassy website.

Ex-envoy to Israel: US will go to war with Iran in 2013
YNet News - Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk predicts that the United States will go to war with Iran as early as 2013. “I’m afraid that 2013 is going to be a year in which we’re going to have a military confrontation with Iran,” he said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” During the interview, Indyk pointed out that the time has not come, yet, for the US to take military action. “Iran doesn’t have a nuclear weapon. While there’s still time, there’s not a lot of time,” he said.

A World On The Verge Of War?
Zero Hedge - Here is a summary of where the world stands.

France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops
Natural Society - In another massive victory against Monsanto and the spread of genetically modified crops, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayraul has announced that the nation will be maintaining a key ban on the only remaining GMO currently allowed in Europe.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: Brian Lilley: The MSM is lying about the Muslim riots
An impassioned Brian Lilley tells us what we already know: that the mainstream media is lying when they report that the mohammadan riots are a response to the film "The Innocence of muslims."

‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker was a federal informant
RT - A court transcript obtained by the Smoking Gun shows that, as recently as 2010, Mr. Nakoula was identified as a federal informant, a title that his attorneys hoped would help in his case when he went before sentencing that year over an earlier conviction for check fraud.

White House demands military prisons for Americans under NDAA
RT - The White House has asked the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals to place an emergency stay on a ruling made last week by a federal judge so that the president’s power to indefinitely detain Americans without charge is reaffirmed immediately. On Wednesday, September 12... Judge Forrest ruled that a clause that gives the government the power to arrest US citizens suspected of maintaining alliances with terrorists and hold them without due process violated the Constitution and that the White House would be stripped of that ability immediately.

Is DHS Preparing for False Flag Attack on American Shopping Malls?
Susanne Posel - In Virginia and Indiana, Simon Property, owner of 393 properties worldwide, including the Town Center at Aurora (the shopping mall located near the Century 16 Theater in Colorado where the Batman shooting took place) will partner with DHS and Janet Napolitano to participate in the See Something, Say Something campaign which turns average American citizens into Stasi.

SHADE the Motion Picture - Trailer 2 (Official Version)
Activist Post - SHADE the Motion Picture is a groundbreaking high quality documentary project that will fully expose the global depopulation agenda. The film will include numerous interviews from experts and victims as well as 100% exclusive and NEW information proving the agenda. Needless to say, this is not simply another "truther" documentary.

US to lodge WTO charges against China
Press TV - One of the administration's complaints accuses China of putting U.S. manufacturers at a disadvantage by illegally subsidizing exports of automobiles and automobile parts, a senior administration official said. The other advances a WTO complaint the administration launched in July that accuses China of imposing unfair duties on some $3 billion in U.S. auto exports. That Obama will highlight Monday's action during a campaign trip to Ohio is a carefully crafted White House decision. The notion of unfair Chinese trade practices has particular resonance in the industrial Midwest, a region where Obama and Romney are battling for votes.

US, Japan to expand shared missile system
Press TV - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second missile system in Japan. The exact location of the installation has not yet been determined. It will be in the south, officials said, but not in Okinawa. Officials stressed that the radar system is aimed at protecting the region against the threat from North Korea missiles and is not directed at China.

YouTube: US arms sales spike to record levels, Gulf leading buyer
RT - The world may be terrified of a potential war with Iran, but for arms producers - tensions fear is good business. So it is for the Unites States. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report, within just one year the US has tripled its arms sales and half of what US sold last year went to Gulf states.

VIDEO: 18 Year Old Charged With Attempting To Use Weapon Of Mass Destruction! Supplied By The FBI
September 15, 2012 KING 5 News.

New Hampshire Jury Nullifies its First Felony Marijuana Case - A major victory is scored for jury nullification with the acquittal of felony marijuana charges – and it’s all thanks to a “straight-laced little old lady” juror and participant of the Free State Project.

Messengers for Liberty - Brand New Film on the Liberty Movement Sweeping the Nation - Ron Paul Revolution Rolls On!
Underground Documentaries - “Messengers for Liberty” is a six hour documentary series about the grassroots liberty movement growing in America today. Learn why these grassroots patriots are speaking out and why liberty has transformed their lives. Join us on this documentary journey to explore these founding principles that once made America free and prosperous. Episode 1 chronicles the rise of the Ron Paul Revolution and it’s role in taking back America from the police state, socialist, inflationist, war-mongering political establishment that has controlled America for many decades.

2012 Election News

VIDEO: Ron Paul At Liberty Political Action Conference
Daily Paul Ron Paul's speech at the Liberty Political Action Conference 9/14/12.

YouTube: Tom Woods Unloads on Jesse Benton and John Tate
Tom Woods unloads how he feels about Jesse Benton & John Tate - interviewed by Mark Edge of Free Talk Live.

YouTube: Jesse Ventura on The View 9/17/2012
Aired on 09/17/12 - Jesse Ventura, author of Democrips and Rebloodlicans, talks to the ladies about voting for the third party!

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 9/17/12: Unintended Consequences of Bad Foreign Policy
The attack on the US consulate in Libya and the killing of the US Ambassador and several aides is another tragic example of how our interventionist foreign policy undermines our national security. The more the US tries to control the rest of the world, either by democracy promotion, aid to foreign governments, or by bombs, the more events spin out of control into chaos, unintended consequences, and blowback.

Tuesday, 9/18: Gary Johnson Rally with Judge Napolitano and Jesse Ventura
Daily Paul - Gary Johnson Rally sponsored by the New York University Libertarians coming up Tuesday, September 18, 2012 — 12:00pm until 2:00pm EDT. Speaking along with Gary Johnson will be Jesse Ventura Judge Andrew Napolitano and others.

October surprise to Carterize Obama
Webster Tarpley - The film in question was obviously designed as a provocation and nothing else.... Persuasive evidence suggests... we are dealing with an ambitious international intelligence operation aimed at creating an October Surprise (a few weeks early) to shock world and US public opinion for the purpose of discrediting and “Carterizing” the current tenant of the White House, and installing Netanyahu’s friend Mitt Romney in his place.


How QE3 Will Make The Wealthy Even Wealthier While Causing Living Standards To Fall For The Rest Of Us
Economic Collapse - This time the Federal Reserve is focused on buying mortgage-backed securities. Yes, the same financial garbage that helped cause the last crisis. The Fed plans to gobble up tens of billions of dollars of that trash every month from now on.... So this is going to be a huge windfall for some people, and that does not include us. Not a single penny of this 40 billion dollars a month will go directly into our hands. The theory is that it will “filter down” to us eventually.

In Prosecutors, Debt Collectors Find a Partner. Government Allow Creditors to Use Their Stationary
Ny Times - [The letters] bear the seal and signature of the local district attorney’s office. But there is a catch: the letters are from debt-collection companies, which the prosecutors allow to use their letterhead. In return, the companies try to collect not only the unpaid check, but also high fees from debtors for a class on budgeting and financial responsibility, some of which goes back to the district attorneys’ offices.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

VIDEO: New faces join OWS in second phase’
Press TV - “There are a lot of old faces that are coming back and a lot of new faces, people that have never been on the streets before”, said Amin Hussain in a phone interview with the U.S. Desk on Sunday.... On Sunday, the Daily Mail reported that at least 51 protesters were arrested in New York as hundreds of protesters clashed with the NYPD marching through Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of the movement. According to, at least 7,435 protesters have been arrested in 120 different cities around the U.S. as of September 15, 2012.
* Related Article: NY police seize 35 OWS marchers

Energy & Environment

U.S.A. Privatizes National Forests
Courthouse News - The U.S. Forest Service lets private companies charge people for using undeveloped public lands, in violation of federal law, an Oregon nonprofit claims in Federal Court. Lead plaintiff BARK clams the Forest Service's grants to concessionaires violates the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.


Even Slightly Elevated Blood Sugar Decreases Brain Size
Natural Society - New research published in this month’s issues of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, finds that people with elevated blood sugar levels that fall even on the higher end of the normal range are at a greater risk for brain shrinkage related to diseases like dementia.

TSA naked body scanners could prove extra harmful to women with BRCA gene
(NaturalNews) According to the fresh data, women with BRCA who are exposed to diagnostic scans that emit ionizing radiation -- this includes naked body scanners at the airport -- have a significantly heightened risk of developing cancer. Dr. Flora E. van Leeuwen, Ph.D., from the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI) in Amsterdam and her colleagues evaluated a series of data on cancer rates with respect to diagnostic scans like mammograms that blast women's chests with ionizing radiation, and found that any diagnostic use of radiation before age 30 increases breast cancer risk by 90 percent among carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

Plant phytonutrients shown to alter genes that halt cancer metastasis
(NaturalNews) A research team from Washington State University has published the result of a study in the journal, Cancer and Metastasis Reviews to explain how more than 40 plant-based compounds have been identified that can turn on genes known to slow the spread of cancer. This is an especially significant finding because the spread of cancer is most often what makes the disease fatal. The authors note that this study reinforces a rapidly growing body of research showing that diet, nutrients and plant-based chemicals are opening many new avenues of attack against this dreaded killer disease.

Omega-3 fats from dietary sources lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center in New York have published the result of their work demonstrating the close relationship between Omega-3 fats, blood saturation levels of amyloid proteins and risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the prestigious journal, Neurology. The study confirms that lower blood levels of a protein related to Alzheimer's disease (amyloid-beta plaque) can protect against memory problems, mild cognitive decline, and progression to Alzheimer's disease in many cases.

Powerful Healing Properties of 5 Common Household Organic Spices
Natural Society - It’s a wonder people spend billions of dollars on woefully ineffective and even harmful pharmaceuticals when our own spice racks contain so much natural healing power. And now, many recent studies back the millennia-old claims that spices have powerful healing properties. Here are 5 organic spices possessing amazing healing properties to bolster your well-being and protect you from illness and disease.

Acrylamide Increases Women's Breast Cancer Risk
Green Med Info - Researchers from the Danish Cancer Society Research Center in Copenhagen have determined that acrylamide consumption – found with higher amounts in fried and grilled foods - significantly increases the risk of breast cancer among women.

Science & Technology

US accused of creating three more computer super-viruses
RT - Two independent teams of researchers studying the Flame computer virus believe that the maker of the malware — all but certain to be the United States — has architected three additional programs to conduct clandestine cyberwar or espionage. Both Symantec Corp of the United States and Kaspersky Lab of Russia acknowledged on Monday that their research of Flame has led them to believe that whoever had a role in creating that virus has also put their efforts behind three other similar programs.

White House doesn’t address privacy concerns in cybersecurity executive order draft
RT - A copy of the cybersecurity executive order currently being written by the Obama administration has been leaked to the Web, and the contents do little to calm the fears of those who suspected their privacy concerns wouldn’t be considered.


Defining Normal
Grid News - Being different is difficult. People look at you, judge you, and question your motives and actions. They may ridicule you and never be able to understand some of the choices you make. Some people are so afraid of being different that they continually focus on ways to blend in and be ‘normal’. But, who defines normal? And how do we know that their definition of normal is the right one?

Humor & Satire

NYT publishes cartoon video depicting Obamney
The Gregory Brothers present a video game-inspired musical mash-up of President Obama and Mitt Romney's speeches from the recent nominating conventions.

Today in History - Monday - September 17, 2012

 Happy Constitution Day!!!

1778 - The United States signed its first treaty with a Native American tribe, the Delaware Nation.
1787 - The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at the Constitutional Convention.
1796 - U.S. President George Washington's Farewell Address was read before the U.S. Congress.
1862 - The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.
1911 - The first transcontinental airplane flight started. It took C.P. Rogers 82 hours to fly from New York City to Pasadena, CA.
1920 - The American Professional Football Association was formed in Canton, OH. It was the precursor to the National Football League (NFL).
1930 - Construction on Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam, began in Black Canyon, near Las Vegas, NV.
1937 - At Mount Rushmore, Abraham Lincoln's face was dedicated.
1939 - The Soviet Union invaded Poland. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.
1944 - Operation "Market Garden" was launched by Allied paratroopers during World War II. The landing point was behind German lines in the Netherlands.
1947 - The first U.S. Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, was sworn in to office.
1953 - The Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, LA, successfully separated Siamese twins. Carolyn Anne and Catherine Anne Mouton were connected at the waist when born.
1962 - U.S. space officials announced the selection of Neil A. Armstrong and eight others as new astronauts.
1976 - NASA unveiled the space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, CA.
1984 - 9,706 immigrants became naturalized citizens when they were sworn in by U.S. Vice-President George Bush in Miami, FL. It was the largest group to become U.S. citizens. 
1988 - Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril declared himself president of Haiti after President Henri Hamphy was ousted.
1991 - The United Nations General Assembly opened its 46th session. The new members were Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North and South Korea, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.
1992 - Lawrence Walsh called a halt to his probe of the Iran-Contra scandal. The investigation had lasted 5 1/2 years.
1995 - Hong Kong held its last legislative election before being taken over by China in 1997.
1997 - Northern Ireland's main Protestant party joined in peace talks. It was the first time that all of the major players had come together.
1998 - The United States government offered a reward for the capture of Haroun Fazil for his role in the U.S. bombing in Kenya on August 7, 1998.
1998 - The U.S. announced a plan that would compensate victims in the Kenya and Tanzania U.S. Embassy bombings on August 7, 1998.

World News

4 US soldiers die in weekend 'insider' attacks in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan police officer turned his gun on NATO troops at a remote checkpoint in the south of the country before dawn Sunday, killing four American troops, according to Afghan and international officials. It was the third attack by Afghan forces or insurgents disguised in military uniforms against international forces in as many days, killing eight troops in all.

VIDEO: Video Purports To Show US Ambassador Dragged From Benghazi Consulate
Breitbart - Various tipsters have offered differing interpretations of what they hear and witness on this video.... The validity of the video and the accuracy of the description of the events it depicts are still under investigation, but through Twitter and Facebook the video has already taken a life of its own.

There is no U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or any U.S. Representative of any sort in Benghazi Libya
(WARNING: Explicit language) Jim Stone - Here is the link to the Department of State web site, with a complete list of All U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions world wide. There is one in Libya, obviously in Tripoli. And I will state right now that I have that Embassy page saved and captured, in case someone decides to bury this by faking Benghazi in for a while.

Man saved by vitamin C to lead protest at corrupt Auckland Hospital
(NaturalNews) A New Zealand dairy farmer who overcame life-threatening pneumonia using intravenous vitamin C injections is staging a protest at the hospital that wanted to kill him rather than administer the unconventional treatment. On September 15 from 12-2 p.m., Allan Smith will protest Auckland Hospital's continued refusal to recognize intravenous vitamin C injections as a legitimate treatment protocol for serious illness, despite the fact that peer-reviewed science has repeatedly proven its efficacy.

Armada of British naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike
London Telegraph - An armada of US and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s covert nuclear weapons programme. Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.... The exercise is being showcased as the biggest air defence war game in the Islamic Republic’s history, and will be its most visible response yet to the prospect of an Israeli military strike.

Pentagon prepares to drop the hammer on anti-US Muslim riots?
RT - The US has deployed military teams to respond to unrest in 17 or 18 locations in Muslim nations that are of strategic interest to Pentagon.... Panetta did not offer further details on the statement, but the magazine quoted a US defense official who confirmed that the Pentagon has deployed 100 Marines to Libya, Tripoli and Yemen, and is also considering whether to send 50 soldiers to Sudan.

US closes consular services in Yemen
Press TV - The U.S. embassy in Yemen has suspended all consular services for two weeks, the mission said in a statement on its website, after four people were killed in violent anti-American protests in Sanaa. The statement, published Saturday, said the embassy will be "closed for all consular services through September 29," warning citizens of the "potential" for protests near the mission.

VIDEO: Australian police tear gas anti-US demonstrators in Sydney
RT - Hundreds of demonstrators threw projectiles at officers outside the US consulate in Sydney, shouting “Down, down USA,” AFP reported. Protesters waved banners calling for the beheading of those who insulted the Prophet Mohammed, news outlet the Australian reported.

Porn director pegged as man who shot now-infamous anti-Islam film
RT - According to the cast and crew of "The Innocence of Muslims," the man previously thought to have directed it – Nakoula Basseley Nakoula – was just the producer. The moviemaker, it turns out, is known for his work in soft-core porn.
* Related Article: Alleged creator of infamous anti-Muslim film questioned...

American killed in Libya was on State Department intelligence operation
RT - One of the four Americans killed in Libya earlier this week when an American diplomatic mission was stormed on September 11 had been deployed by the US State Department on an intelligence gathering operation to find and destroy dangerous weapons.... Glen Doherty, a 42-year-old former Navy SEAL, told ABC News only one month before his death that he had been contracted by the State Department to travel overseas in an effort to locate and eliminate MANPADS shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles.

VIDEO: Mass protest in Spain against ‘authoritarian’ austerity
RT - Some 50,000 protesters converged in waves in the center of the Spanish capital, blowing whistles and waving banners that read, “they are destroying the country, we must stop them.” Representatives from over 230 civic and professional organizations also turned out to express anger at the new measures, amid cries of “lies!” and “enough!”... The Spanish government’s austerity measures will cut an estimated 102 billion euros ($126.5 billion) from the budget, and are to be introduced before 2014 with the aim of reducing the country’s deficit and avoiding an EU bailout.

Patient dies after surgeon takes lunch break during kidney operation
(NaturalNews) A Swedish man who last year was admitted to the hospital to have a tumor removed from his kidney is now dead, not because of the tumor or the procedure, but because his anesthetist and nurse decided to take their lunch breaks right in the middle of the operation. Sweden's The Local reports that the 72-year-old man was left alone with no attending physicians while at Skaraborg Hospital in Lidkoping, during which time he was deprived of oxygen for at least eight minutes before suffering irreversible brain damage.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: Obama Administration Refuses To Tell Judge If NDAA is Being Illegally Enforced
Reality Check Obama Administration Refuses To Tell Judge If NDAA is Being Illegally Enforced.

Costliest nuke arsenal overhaul in US
Press TV - The U.S. government plans to undertake the costliest modernization of its nuclear arsenal in history, The Washington Post reported. The newspaper said there is no official price estimate for the effort to upgrade and maintain the 5,113 warheads in the inventory, replace old delivery systems and renovate the aging nuclear facilities. But a study this summer by the Stimson Center, a Washington think-tank, estimated costs would be at least $352 billion over the coming decade, the report said.

More sniper ammunition being ordered by DHS. Who are the targets?
Activist Post - First on the agenda is the .223 rifle ammunition. Just a measly 40 million rounds in the first year, and another 160 million rounds in the following four years. 200,00 million rounds in total. You know, just enough to make you cringe thinking that some government office that is not military has more ammunition than you do. The .223 caliber round is a decent hunting round, but those are not the rounds to be concerned about. The .308 rounds should have you a bit concerned. Quite a bit concerned.

Texas Posse Hunting for Halliburton’s Missing Radioactive Device
Bloomberg Sep 14, 2012 - FBI officials working with the Texas Department of Transportation questioned three employees who were unable to locate the device this week after it went missing on a 130-mile (209-kilometer) route from Pecos to Odessa, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission incident report today.... A National Guard unit based in Austin sent a three-person team with detection gear yesterday to assist local officials, said Amy Cook, a spokeswoman for the Guard.

TV Networks Will Be Asked to Boost ObamaCare In Plots of Their Top Shows - Hollywood, an industry whose major players have been supportive of President Obama and his agenda, will be tapped. Plans are being discussed to pitch a reality television show about “the trials and tribulations of families living without medical coverage,” according to the Ogilvy plan. The exchange will also seek to have prime-time television shows, like “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and Univision telenovelas, weave the health care law into their plots.

Producer of ‘Pink Slime’ Textured Beef Suing ABC and ABC News
Washington Post - The largest U.S. producer of “pink slime” — once widely found in fast-food burgers, supermarkets and the federal school lunch program — filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against the network, claiming it went on a campaign that cost Beef Products $400 million. Anchor Diane Sawyer and reporters Jim Avila and David Kerley are also named as defendants.

Mom Arrested For Letting Child Play Outside
Courthouse News Service - Police falsely arrested a mother for “child endangerment” after a neighbor reported that she had abandoned her children by letting them ride scooters in the street, the mom claims in court. Tammy Cooper sued her neighbor Shelley Fuller, the city of La Porte Police Department and one unidentified officer, in Federal Court.

2012 Election News

YouTube: Ron Paul Live At LPAC On The Jerry Doyle Show
Sep 14, 2012 - Ron Paul stopped by for a few minutes to talk with Jerry Doyle at LPAC.

Jesse Benton Responds: Why I joined Mitch McConnell’s team
Daily Paul - By Jesse Benton - Of course, as a budding young politico, I had followed Sen. McConnell for more than a decade. I respected his achievements and understood his importance, but it was that day that I was first allowed an inside look at the man who led my party in the United States Senate...


Bad Omen: Egan-Jones Slashes U.S. Credit Rating in Response to Fed’s QE
Kurt Nimmo - Fed has long-term plan to devalue the dollar and impoverish the American people. On Friday, the independent and nationally recognized statistical rating organization lowered “the U.S. government to ‘AA-’ from ‘AA,’ citing its opinion that quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S. economy and the country’s credit quality,” CNBC reported.

VIDEO: Marc Faber: "Fed Will Destroy The World"
Daily Paul - "Everything will collapse" is the consequence Gloom, Boom, & Doom's Marc Faber sees from the Fed's latest 'stimulus' (and the fallacy and misconception of how money-printing can help employment). In a wondrously clarifying interview on Bloomberg TV this morning, Faber explained why he was 'happy', since "the asset values of his holdings will go up" but as a responsible citizen he is worried because "the monetary policies of the US will destroy the world."

US banks subject of probe
Federal and state authorities are investigating a handful of major American banks for failing to monitor cash transactions in and out of their branches, a lapse that may have enabled drug dealers and criminals to launder tainted money, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. These officials say they are beginning one of the most aggressive crackdowns on money-laundering in decades, intended to send a signal to the nation’s biggest banks that weak compliance is unacceptable.

US austerity targets would include $129 million for embassy protection
RT - The White House budget office announced Friday that 2013's automatic spending cuts will slash $109 billion from federal spending – including $129 million annually that goes to embassy protection. Unless Congress implements a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion in the next ten years, automatic spending cuts will slash federal government funds on January 2 – affecting US affairs abroad and at home.

Sequester would cut $11 billion from Medicare
The Hill - The Obama administration released its highly anticipated report Friday on the effects of sequestration — a blunt-force budget-cutting tool that Congress created when it raised the country's debt ceiling. The sequester would make deep cuts to defense spending as well as domestic programs. Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers would take an across-the-board 2 percent cut. That would come out to roughly $11 billion, according to the administration's report.

Veteran News

Ron Paul Stands up for Free Speech in 410 to 3 Vote as House Passes Stolen Valor Act - Ron Paul will no doubt receive criticism for his vote Thursday against the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a federal crime to lie about having served in the U.S. military in order to “obtain something of value.” A previous version enacted into law was struck down by the Supreme Court in June, after justices deemed the law too vague and all-encompassing. So in response, Congress has recalibrated the legislation to address the court’s concerns, and the new Stolen Valor Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 410 to 3. Voting with Paul against the bill were Democrat George Miller of California and Republican Justin Amash of Michigan.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

Twitter hands over Occupy protester’s tweets to NY judge
RT - Twitter has delivered prosecutors in New York with a record of tweets sent by one of its users arrested last year during an Occupy Wall Street protest after being threatened in court with hefty fines if they didn’t comply.... On behalf of both Harris and Twitter, attorneys for the defense fought unsuccessfully to protect the tweets from being handed over. Last month, the social networking site filed an appeal to the order, arguing, “Twitter users own their Tweets and should have the right to fight invalid government requests.”

Housing Market

VIDEO: 'Housing at risk if debt not addressed’
Press TV - If the Unites States fails to manage the national debt crisis, the housing market could be hit again by a second wave of low prices, says Philadelphia-based Dave Lindorff. Investigative Journalist and Founder of This can't be happening. “If the Congress … can’t resolve the issues of dealing with the debt, then there would be a massive cut automatically … in the federal budget which would kick the country back into recession, according to the most economists,” he told the U.S. Desk on Sunday.

Energy & Environment

Power Company to Customer: Smart Meter or No Power at All
Intel Hub - Nevada Energy Sends Three Armed Men to Disconnect Woman’s Power After She ‘Opts Out’. A woman living near Las Vegas has been living without power for more than a month because the electric utility, Nevada Energy, refuses to give its customers the choice to retain an analog style electrical meter.

Deer-killing virus spreading across Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says a viral disease has spread to deer populations across much of Nebraska. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease spreads from deer to deer by the bite of a small insect known as a midge. Game and Parks says the virus is suspected in the reported deaths of more than 2,200 Nebraska deer this year.

VIDEO: Rare Spider Found in Texas Shuts Down $15M Construction Project
Fox News - Donat said the construction project near Highway 151 and Wiseman Road, which began in April, will be put on hold indefinitely as U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials and the Federal Highway Administration consider ways to proceed. The project became subject to the Endangered Species Act once the rare spider was discovered, he said.


Six of the best foods for diabetics
(NaturalNews) There are two forms of diabetes: Type one and type two. Both types involve imbalanced blood sugar and insulin issues. Insulin is the hormone that helps convert glucose into the cellular energy that's needed for the cells to metabolize nutrients.

All Natural Stevia Plant: A Scrutinized Solution for Diabetes Sufferers
Natural Society - If you’re a diabetic, then you've experienced how hard life can be knowing that the sweetest cake or cookie could dramatically harm you. But there is a new solution to the potentially deadly desire. An all natural sweetener, Stevia, is shown to not only be an alternative sweetener for diabetics.

An Apple A Day
(NaturalNews) If organically grown, all the vital health benefits are located right under the skin of the apple. If conventionally grown all the detrimental pesticides, herbicides and cancer causing sulfites are located right under the skin of the apple. So, should you choose to eat a conventionally grown apple, you must peel the skin off the apple first and just eat the flesh of the apple, which contains very little nutritional value. Personally, I would rather not choose to eat a conventionally grown apple.

Proven to kill cancer cells without destroying your immune system
(NaturalNews) An alternative to chemotherapy can be found in natural compounds that can kill cancer cells without destroying the healthy cells that are essential for recovery. It is an effect called "selective cytotoxicity." The result is a targeted, intelligent cancer treatment that doesn't hinder the body's ability to fight cancer. One particular compound is found in pineapple stems, called bromelain. A study published in the Journal Planta Medica discovered that bromelain treated cancer in an animal study better than the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorauracil. The effect of bromelian was superior to that of 5-fluorouracil by approximately 263 percent, compared to the untreated control.

Big Pharma pushes doctors to overprescribe drugs, study finds
(NaturalNews) Consider these statistics: almost half of all Americans are currently diagnosed with a chronic condition and 40 percent of those older than 60 taking five or more medications. Is it really possible that many people in the U.S. have illnesses that need to be treated with multiple drugs? This question obviously raises issues about the nature of the relationship between the expanding definition of chronic illness and the explosion of prescription drug use in the U.S. -- issues Michigan State University anthropologist Linda M. Hunt, PhD., decided to research.

The government's demonic strategy against parents of autistic children
(NaturalNews) VICP was created in 1988, through an agreement between the US government and pharmaceutical companies, to funnel all law suits for damage away from those companies, and into a bureaucratic maze of government madness, where the parents' chances of compensation are minimal, where the deck is most assuredly stacked against them.... "If your vaccine-damaged child has been diagnosed with any of the following medical conditions, you may be able to win financial support. If not, you're out of luck." Autism isn't on the list. Here is the list...

Ancient Egyptian scrolls document natural herbs and holistic medicine that saved lives and cured disease
(NaturalNews) Herbs played a huge role in Egyptian medicine. Proof comes from burial sites, tombs and underground temples where archeologists have found extensive sets of medical documents and scrolls, including the Ebers Papyrus, the Edwin Smith Papyrus, the Hearst Papyrus, and the London Medical Papyrus, which contained the earliest documented awareness of tumors. The most famous plant - medicine "encyclopedia" is the Ebers Papyrus, a 110 page scroll which rolls out to be about 20 meters long.

Cholesterol: It’s All Good
Green Med Info - You’ve heard it repeatedly: there are two kinds of cholesterol: the good high density lipoprotein (HDL) and the “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL). Now a researcher at Texas A&M University has come to the defense of LDL and says that even it may not be so bad after all. In fact, the more you have in your blood, the better you're able to build muscle during resistance training.

VIDEO: The Mosquito Wars: West Nile Virus Nano Vaccine Patch
Activist Post - The mainstream prestitutes are working overtime helping big pharma prepare the masses for a new type of product that will surely be coming to a future near you. The West Nile Virus is currently being pushed in the public lexicon for one purpose and one purpose only “product placement”... Say hello to the West Nile Virus vaccine micro patch being developed out of the U.K.

9 Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Stretch Marks
Natural Society - Up to 90% of women develop stretch marks to some degree during the course of pregnancy, although stretch marks commonly occur on thighs and the butt as well. It isn't terribly easy to get rid of stretch marks, but a number of home remedies for stretch marks do exist that will lessen their appearance.

Your Hearing Loss may be a Result of Common Painkillers
Activist Post - Women taking household painkillers like ibuprofin and acetaminophen (found in many pain relievers) may experience hearing loss over time, according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

The environmental benefits of grass-fed, pasture-rotated cattle
(NaturalNews) Ever since the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization blamed livestock for 18% of the world's man-made greenhouse-gas emissions in a 2006 report, the globalists, always looking to use the environmental movement as a power-grabbing scheme, have used the report to further their war against eating meat. They play 'good-cop' against the giant factory-farming operations whose practices actually do harm to the environment and the health of consumers who eat their antibiotic and hormone laden fare - always posturing but never really doing anything of value. Meanwhile, the real solution remains largely ignored.

Today in History - Friday - September 14, 2012
1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge. Two weeks earlier Burr had been found innocent of treason.
1812 - Moscow was set on fire by Russians after Napoleon Bonaparte's troops invaded.
1814 - Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry," after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.
1847 - U.S. forces took control of Mexico City under the leadership of General Winfield Scott.
1899 - In New York City, Henry Bliss became the first automobile fatality.
1901 - U.S. President William McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, at age 42, succeeded him.
1938 - The VS-300 made its first flight. The craft was based on the helicopter technology patented by Igor Sikorsky.
1940 - The Selective Service Act was passed by the U.S. Congress providing the first peacetime draft in the United States.
1948 - In New York, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the site of the United Nations' world headquarters.
1959 - Luna II, a Soviet space probe, became the first man-made object on the moon when it crashed on the surface.
1975 - Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first U.S.-born saint.
1983 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 416-0 in a resolution condemning the Soviet Union for the shooting down of a Korean jet on September 1.
1998 - Israel announced that they had successfully tested its Arrow-2 missile defense system. The system successfully destroyed a simulated target.
1999 - Disney World closed down for the first time in its 28-year history. The closure was due to Hurricane Floyd heading for Florida.
2001 - The FBI released the names of the 19 suspected hijackers that had taken part in the September 11 terror attacks on the U.S.

World News

US terror drone attack kills 4 Afghans
Press TV - At least four people have been killed in a fresh US assassination drone attack in the eastern Afghanistan province of Laghman. Washington claims that its terror drone strikes target militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks. The United Nations has called the attacks targeted killings that flout international law.

Pakistanis stage three protests against anti-Islam film
Press TV - Reports indicate that at least three demonstrations are currently underway in Pakistan, protesting against a blasphemous US-made anti-Islam movie. The American film in which the prophet of Islam Mohammad (PBUH) has been insulted, sparked outrage throughout the Muslim World from Africa all the way to the Far East. Muslims have become infuriated at the United States for allowing the production of the sacrilegious video. The film is blatantly intended to depict Islam as an oppressive religion.

Reports: Marines Not Permitted Live Ammo - Pentagon denies reports on Marine blogs that U.S. embassy did not authorize service members to carry ammo.... Pentagon Lt. Col. Chris Hughes told the outlet: “The ambassador and RSO (Regional Security Officer) have been completely and appropriately engaged with the security situation. No restrictions on weapons or weapons status have been imposed. This information comes from the Det Commander at AMEMB (American Embassy) Cairo.” The statement came in response to reports that U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition.

US envoy leaves Cairo amid protests
Press TV - The US ambassador to Egypt has left Cairo amid raging protests in the north African nation against the anti-Islam movie produced by an Israeli-American in the United States.

Guatemala volcano erupts outside tourist center, officials order 33,000 evacuated
Washington Post - A long-simmering volcano exploded with a series of powerful eruptions outside one of Guatemala’s most famous tourist attractions on Thursday, hurling thick clouds of ash nearly two miles (three kilometers) high, spewing rivers of lava down its flanks and prompting evacuation orders for more than 33,000 people from surrounding communities.

Iran strike must be bigger than Afghan/Iraqi ops combined - report
Only a US operation bigger than the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan combined can stop Iran from its alleged pursuit of a nuclear bomb, a new military report said. Such action, however, risks igniting all-out war in the Middle East.... The AP received an advance copy of the document, set to be released on Thursday, and reported that the analysis assessed the risks of a possible invasion of Iran, but provided no overall conclusion or recommended course of action.

US Taxpayers Spend More on Israeli Defense Than Israeli Taxpayers, Says Former IDF Official - In an apparent reference to the public spat between the United States and Israel, former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told the Calcalist conference on Tuesday that preserving strong ties with the United States is an Israeli security necessity. “We must preserve ties with the United States. I believe this is a security necessity,” he said. In the past three years, he noted, US taxpayers have contributed more to the Israeli defense budget than Israeli taxpayers.

VIDEO: Is Muhammad Movie a Contrived Fraud?
Paul Joseph Watson - The movie itself – or the 14 minutes of it which have been released – is also highly suspect. Actors involved in filming were told “they were appearing in a film about the life of a generic Egyptian 2,000 years ago.” Following the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, all 80 cast members put out a joint statement stating that they were misled by the producer.
* Related RT Article: Law enforcement confirms convicted fraudster behind anti-Muslim movie

‘US, Zionists prime anti-Islam suspects’
Press TV - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has slammed the antagonistic policies of Zionism and the US as the root cause of the recent production of an American movie desecrating Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Ayatollah Khamenei issued a message on Thursday following the anti-Islam move. The full text of the message follows...

IMF official sees third bailout for Greece
Market Watch - "Greece will require additional financing, which may take the form either of Official Sector Involvement or of additional loans, hopefully on more favorable terms," Thanos Catsambas, an alternate executive director, who represents Greece at the IMF's board, said in an interview Thursday.

Chinese ships breach Japan’s naval border
RT - Six Chinese ships have entered Japanese waters near a group of disputed islets claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo, refusing to follow the Japanese coast guard's orders to vacate its territorial waters.... This is the latest in a series of diplomatic rows between China and Japan centered on control of the Senkaku, or Diaoyu in Mandarin, islands.

Germany under fire over US nukes
Press TV - The German opposition parties have expressed outrage that in addition to putting off plans to have the atomic weapons removed, the Berlin government has agreed to modernize them. Social Democratic Party criticized the ruling Christian Democrats of Chancellor Angela Merkel for keeping and planning to modernize the nukes in the European Union’s most populated state.

Big Brother or Peeping Tom? UK Installs CCTV in School Bathrooms, changing rooms
RT - Over 200 UK state schools have installed cameras in bathrooms and changing rooms to monitor students, a recent surveillance survey reported. British parents will likely be shocked by the study’s findings.... A total of 825 cameras were installed in the bathrooms and changing rooms of 207 different schools across England, Scotland and Wales, according to data provided by more than 2,000 schools. It remains unclear where in the bathrooms and changing rooms the cameras are located, who watches the footage and whether any pupils were recorded while changing.

US and China Caught Secretly Testing GMO Rice on Children
Anthony Gucciardi - Instead of putting genetically modified foods through proper trials as consumers have been demanding for years, it appears the United States Department of Agriculture in alliance with the Chinese government have instead chosen to secretly test their latest GMO rice on young Chinese children. What’s particularly interesting is the fact that the agencies decided they even needed to test the rice, after claiming that GMO rice and all other GM creations are virtually identical to natural foods

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: Reality Check: Does Libya Attack Change U.S. Foreign Policy Moving Forward?
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at whether past failures in Libya will alter U.S. plans for Syria.

New York City officially limits super-sized sodas
Raw Story - The New York City Health Board on Thursday imposed a limited ban on super-sized soda drinks that Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames for fueling an obesity crisis. The ban, hotly opposed by soft drinks manufacturers but hailed by health campaigners, was first proposed by Bloomberg and Thursday’s formal approval was not considered a surprise.

House Votes to Kill Fourth Amendment
Kurt Nimmo - On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to extend amendments added in 2008 to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act’s Amendments Act (FAA) in essence reduces the Fourth Amendment to a nullity. The unconstitutional extension passed by a vote of 301 to 118. 111 Democrats and seven Republicans voted no. The amendments allow the government to electronically intercept domestic phone calls, emails and other communications without going to a court and obtaining a search warrant.

Texas 4th graders forced to draw 9/11 attacks
Press TV - According to KDBC, the fourth graders were told specifically to "draw the boom clouds, the planes hitting the towers, and people jumping out of windows." That's something that kids should get in trouble for drawing," parent Ivie Gremillion told KFOX-TV. "That's people being murdered, committing suicide." Student drawings portrayed the heart-wrenching images, some with speech bubbles saying, "help," "I love you" and "one way ticket to heaven." Gremillion tells KFOX-TV that the classroom teacher also told her students that "the Afghans did this because they hate all of us and want to kill all of us."

Detained in America
Daily Paul - “Am I being detained?” Powerful words. I was on a Greyhound this morning after a 12 hour trip and was really looking forward to getting off the bus. As we pulled up to the terminal, my final destination, I saw a couple of uniformed figures headed toward the bus. The driver announced we should all keep our seats. One guy in some kind of security service uniform and a city cop climbed on and said that in an effort to curb drugs and money smuggling they wanted us to get off one by one, set down our carry-ons and step away while they let a dog sniff it. Then they asked if there any questions.

2012 Election News

YouTube: Ron Paul 'Open-Ended Fed Policy Isn't Going to Work' 9/13/12
Fox News - 9/13/12 - Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on the Federal Reserve's actions to help boost the economy.

VIDEO: Ron Paul: We're Creating New Money Out of Thin Air
Bloomberg TV - Texas Representative Ron Paul discusses his reaction to Federal stimuli.

What If November Changes Nothing?
Andrew P. Napolitano - What if the principal parties’ candidates for president really agree more than they disagree? What if they both support the authority of the federal government to spy on Americans without search warrants? What if they both support confining foreigners, uncharged and untried, in Guantanamo Bay? What if they both believe the president can arrest without charge and confine without trial any American he hates or fears? What if they both believe in secret courts...

PHOTOS: TSA Checkpoint At Mitt Romney Political Event
Paul Joseph Watson - Photos sent to us via email show TSA screeners rifling through personal possessions at a Mitt Romney political event, including one ludicrous image of a TSA officer checking inside a baseball cap, illustrating again how the federal agency has expanded not only outside of the airport but outside of transportation entirely.

VIDEO: Republicrats Exploit Elderly Dem Delegate Who Lamely Threatened Mitt
Kurt Nimmo - During the DNC, New York delegate Julia Rodriguez said she’d like to kill Romney. Rodriguez, who is originally from Puerto Rico, is obviously not a threat to Romney.... Glenn Beck’s website made a big deal about it. The video posted below became an immediate classic for polarized Republicans who enthusiastically engage in the ongoing and apparently endless left versus right political charade that claims a difference between Democrats and Republicans. Of course, there is very little difference, not that you could tell if you read The Blaze or watch MSNBC.


QE3: Helicopter Ben Bernanke Unleashes An All-Out Attack On The U.S. Dollar
Economic Collapse - In the coming months, hundreds of billions of dollars that the Federal Reserve has zapped into existence out of nothing will be injected into our financial system. So what will happen to all of this new money? If banks and financial institutions use that money to make loans then it could have somewhat of a positive impact on the economy in the short-term. However, the truth is that it isn't as if banks are hurting for cash to loan out. In fact, right now banks are already sitting on $1.6 trillion in excess reserves. Just like with the first two rounds of quantitative easing, a lot of the money from QE3 will likely end up being put on the shelf.

Gold Sees Surge as Fed Announces ‘Unlimited QE’ - After holding steady at above $1,700 this past week, gold’s price per ounce has surged close to $40 in response to the announcement of QE3, which allows the Federal Reserve to buy up “$85 billion in new assets, including $40 billion mortgage-backed securities every month until the end of the year.”

YouTube: Federal Reserve Braces for Nationwide Protests Sept 22
Reality Report - Americans have had enough of the Federal Reserve with its Backroom Bailouts and devaluing of the US Dollar. This September 22 Americans directly affected by the FED's polices will stage Rallies for Sound Money for the 4th straight year. Find your group at

Tax Returns Prepared Through IRS's Volunteer Assistance Program had 51% Error Rate
Taxprof Blog - The accuracy rates of tax returns prepared for our auditors at IRS Volunteer Program sites increased from 39% in the 2011 Filing Season to 49% in the 2012 Filing Season. Three of 16 tax topics tested contributed the most errors—the deductions for Educator Expenses, IRA contributions, and small business expenses.

Veteran News

Are experimental vaccines for soldiers causing premature aging?
(NaturalNews) The research is preliminary and the results inconclusive, but scientists believe several factors are related to repeated exposure to combat conditions could be causing premature aging among many of our nation's veterans, though some believe the cause could be much more sinister.

Energy & Environment

$1.5B lawsuit: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant isn't secure - Indian Point’s new perimeter security system crashes regularly and the nuclear power plant routinely fails anti-terrorism drills, a security lieutenant at the plant claims in a $1.52 billion lawsuit. Clifton “Skip” Travis Jr. is suing plant owner Entergy, claiming that its emphasis on profits over security led to the installation of the new monitoring system without adequate training. He said he has been kept out of work for months because of his criticism of the company’s handling of security issues, including complaints to state and federal officials.

Quakes increasing near sinkhole - There has been reported increased seismic activity in the Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou area. This activity is not the sharp tremors that were occurring prior to the development of the sinkhole; however, indications show (through monitors set up by USGS) that seismic activity has been occurring NW of the sinkhole and it’s unknown at this time what this may mean. USGS is continuously monitoring this activity.


Green tea catechins shown to shrink cancerous tumors in humans
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, publishing in the journal Nanomedicine have determined that EGCG extracted from green tea could be a powerful weapon in treatments for tackling cancer. The scientists developed a proprietary method for delivering the natural compound directly to tumor cells and found that nearly two-thirds of the tumors it was delivered to either shrank or disappeared within one month. The treatment displayed no side effects to normal tissues.

What vitamins to buy; stop throwing your money away
(NaturalNews) Do you currently buy your vitamins at the local grocery store, bulk club store, pharmacy, etc? More than likely, you are not getting what you paid for and are doing more harm than good. What to avoid: Beware of the term "other ingredients," these can include: talc, dyes, sodium benzoate, methylcellulose, carnauba wax, silicon/titanium dioxide, animal parts, and artificial ingredients.

Micronutrient deficiencies can cause DNA damage
NaturalNews) All of us, identical twins excepted, are genetically unique. Of course, everyone's genes encode all the proteins needed for life, but the sum total of all our biochemical processes varies considerably from person to person. One of the consequences of this genetically determined biochemical individuality is that different people have quantitatively different needs for the nutritionally important minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, etc.

Chemical exposure from common household products linked to heart disease, study finds
(NaturalNews) They cannot be seen with the naked eye, and most people do not even know they exist. But perfluorinated chemicals are hiding in all sorts of common consumer products, from the pans you cook with and the clothes you wear, to the paper products you write on and the foods you eat. And a new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine has found that such chemicals may be linked to causing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD).
* Related: EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning Rates Household Cleaners A-to-F

How many of these vaccine facts do you know?
(NaturalNews) The following series of quotes from authors only begins to cover the territory of vaccine damage, deception, and failure. It is nevertheless the start of a history which has been hidden from the public by corporate media, whose ties to pharmaceutical interests are infamous.

Antibiotics for Strep Throat Completely Worthless for at Least 70% of Cases
Natural Society - Antibiotics, however, do not target viruses, which cause the majority of sore throats. What we’re finding is that antibiotics for strep throat are worthless majority of the time, and this is only from a mainstream medical perspective.... Rather than relying on harmful antibiotics for strep throat, consider natural remedies for sore throat or strep throat treatment. People have been using solutions like garlic, vitamin C, cayenne pepper, and honey for generations to prevent and treat strep throat. Perhaps the most effective home remedy for strep is apple cider vinegar.

Marijuana Compound Found Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer's
Green Med Info - Could the active ingredient in marijuana, responsible for its characteristic "high," help turn the tide against the accelerating Alzheimer's epidemic? A remarkable study published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology in 2006, found that this long vilified plant may contain a compound with not one, but two therapeutic properties ideal for addressing both the surface symptom (memory problems) and root cause (brain plaque) of Alzheimer’s disease.

Hep B Vaccine Causes Liver Disease: Science Shows How
Green Med Info - The science is definitive: The Hepatitis B vaccine is not only associated with liver disease, it causes it. The specific harm done is known, clearly documented. Low doses of the hepatitis B vaccine with aluminum adjuvant results in loss of mitochondrial integrity, cell death, and apoptosis, particularly in liver cells.

Science & Technology

Chinese-made laptops’ latest feature: Pre-installed viruses
RT - By the time you switch on your fresh-out-of-the-box laptop for the first time, it may already be infected with dangerous malware that can either harm you or turn your computer into a pawn in a criminal cyberwar. This accidental discovery was made by Microsoft’s digital crimes unit during an investigation into Chinese computer manufacturers, many of whom are illegally installing its Windows operating system onto their hardware.

Pet News

Purina's Inedible Animal Food
Susan Thixton - Pictures speak a thousand words. The following pictures were provided by one of you wonderful pet food consumers out there - from a recent trip to Fort Dodge, Iowa. Right from the Purina plant, "Inedible Animal Food."... To be fair, all 'inedible' products are not diseased animal parts. Parts of a slaughtered animal that are not commonly consumed by humans - such as internal organs (but including intestines) could also be considered inedible. But significantly important, federal regulations do not require these types of inedible products to be "plainly marked inedible". Only diseased animals or filth contaminated products must be "plainly marked inedible".

Aftermath of the AVMA Policy
Susan Thixton - The dust is settling and what we can see is not pretty. Here is the beginning of the fallout from the AVMA Policy against the feeding of raw pet food. Irradiation. The revised AVMA policy pushes the point to "destroy pathogenic organisms". The policy specifically mentions irradiation.


Free Bees: 9-11's a Lie (Music Video)

Humor & Satire

Poll: In order to trick the US into war with Iran, Israel will ...
WRH - Reader's comment: *what, no all of the above selection ?

Today in History - Thursday - September 13, 2012
1759 - The French were defeated by the British on the Plains of Abraham in the final French and Indian War.
1788 - The Constitutional Convention decided that the first federal election was to be held on Wednesday the following February. On that day George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States. In addition, New York City was named the temporary national capital.
1789 - The United States Government took out its first loan.
1847 - U.S. forces took the hill Chapultepec during the Mexican-American War.
1862 - During the American Civil War General Lee's Order No. 191 was found by federal soldiers in Maryland.
1922 - In El Azizia, Libya, the highest shade temperature was recorded at 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
1943 - Chiang Kai-shek became the president of China.
1948 - The School of Performing Arts opened in New York City. It was the first public school to specialize in performing arts.
1948 - Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate and became the first woman to serve in both houses of the U.S. Congress.
1949 - The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed.
1959 - The Soviet Union's Luna 2 became the first space probe to reach the moon. It was launched the day before.
1971 - In New York, National Guardsmen stormed the Attica Correctional Facility and put an end to the four-day revolt. A total of 43 people were killed in the final assault. A committee was organized to investigate the riot on September 30, 1971.
1977 - The first diesel automobiles were introduced by General Motors.
1981 - U.S. Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig said the U.S. had physical evidence that Russia and its allies used poisonous biological weapons in Laos, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
1993 - Israel and Palestine signed their first major agreement. Palestine was granted limited self-government in the Gaza Strip and in Jericho.
1994 - U.S. President Bill Clinton signed a $30 billion crime bill into law.
1998 - The New York Times closed its Web site after hackers added offensive material.
2001 - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Limited commercial flights resumed in the U.S. for the first time in two days.

World News

PHOTOS: The Libyans loved him!!! - Suspicious death of Stevens?

US deploying warships to Libyan coast
RT - American officials have said that the Pentagon is sending two warships toward the coast of Libya, the Associated Press reports. Earlier, the US announced it was sending 50 Marines to Libya to reinforce security at American diplomatic facilities. The move comes in the aftermath of an attack on US the consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three members of his staff. The USS Laboon moved to a position off the coast Wednesday, and the USS McFaul is en route to arrive to its destination within days.

New clashes outside US Embassy in Cairo
RT - Egyptian security forces have used tear gas on a raging crowd of demonstrators near the US Embassy in Cairo. Several dozen people have reportedly been injured as the police dispersed the stone-throwing demonstrators. Riot police have managed to push a group of several hundred protesters back in Cairo's side streets near the embassy.­

VIDEO: Marines Sent to Libya After Murder of Ambassador
Fox News - A team of about 50 Marines has been dispatched to Libya and two Navy guided missile destroyers are being deployed off the cost, after attacks Tuesday on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador, military officials told Fox News. Officials said a Marine "fast team" is being sent from the U.S. Naval base in Rota, Spain. They are expected to go to Tripoli. According to a U.S. official, there are no U.S. personnel left at the consulate in Benghazi which was attacked.

YouTube refuses to take down video that caused murder of US ambassador in Libya
RT - Even after the killing of an American ambassador in Libya, YouTube refused to take down the video that enraged Muslims around the world. Instead it blocked access to the 14-minute clip in the two countries where American embassies were attacked. Due to an executive decision by YouTube, Internet users in Egypt and Libya will be unable to access the video that sparked public outrage in those countries over claims that it insulted the prophet Muhammad, AP reports.

Officials believe embassy attack in Libya was coordinated - Intelligence experts and U.S. government officials are starting to view the attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi as a coordinated attack.... Several developments seem to support the possibility. The incident does not appear to be a random mob scene, but rather an opportunity that militants seized, sources say. The attackers used a rocket-propelled grenade, a weapon not traditionally carried by protesters, but commonly used by terrorists.

VIDEO: Al Qaeda Releases New Video of American Hostage
ABC News - Al Qaeda has released a new video of American hostage Warren Weinstein delivering a personal message to Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. In the video, Weinstein, 71, believed to be held in the tribal regions along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, appears healthy and calm, speaking in a soft, controlled manner.

Apple Corp. Allows Forced “One-Child” Pregnancy Screening of Its Employees in China
New American - The Communist Chinese policy of birth control by coerced abortions to reduce the birth rate of couples to one child is a very real and grim fact. LifeSiteNews recently reported the story of Chen Guangcheng, a dissident who escaped from China and is shining the spotlight on Apple Corporation, whose employees at factories in China are compelled to undergo monthly pregnancy tests.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US group issues warning on Iran attack
Press TV - A bipartisan group of ambassadors, retired generals and foreign policy experts is warning against a U.S. or Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. In a paper and letter to be released Thursday, the group argues that an attack could only delay Iran's development of a nuclear weapon for up to four years if it decides to have one. The group includes retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, former National Security advisor Brent Scowcroft and former deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who served in Republican administrations.

VIDEO: Federal Judge Issues Permanant Injunction Against NDAA 9/12/12 - Today, Judge Forrest permanently enjoined (prevented) enforcement of a portion of the National Defense Authorization Act, stating that the law “impermissibly impinges on guaranteed First Amendment rights and lacks sufficient definitional structure and protections to meet the requirements of due process.”

Secret body scanners with 50 times more radiation than airport x-ray scanners to be rolled out
(NaturalNews) A growing number of Americans are already outraged over the government's use of high-powered, ultra-revealing and potentially dangerous backscatter x-ray machines at a growing number of the nation's airports, and as bad as that problem is, it's about to get a whole lot worse unless Congress intervenes to stop the madness.

VIDEO: Citizen-Journalist Confronts Militarized Cops
Students were not told that militarized cops would be conducting a “live shooter” drill at Chaminade University in Cincinnati on Wednesday. A citizen journalist concerned about the brazen in-your-face “training” confronted the cops and demanded answers.

VIDEO: Congress Smacks Down TSA
Steve Watson - Orders agency to reduce patdowns, use private security screeners, and address scanner health concerns. The report, prepared by the House Committee on Homeland Security, says that the TSA must become a “leaner, smarter organization,” and concedes that the agency’s insensitivity and obsession with defending unpopular airport screening procedures is impeding security.

No Freedoms in Post 9/11 America? | Big Brother Watch
RT - 11 years after the 9/11 Abby breaks down the systematic erosion of our civil liberties through legislation passed in a post 9/11 America.

2012 Election News

VIDEO: The Last Word on Voting
Corbett Report - Just like the Olympic games, every four years the presidential election comes around to distract and entertain the masses, and, just like the Olympic games, the proceedings are accompanied by much pomp, ceremony and pageantry and almost nothing at all of substance. The three-ring circus that is the race for the White House plays itself out with a tawdry predictability...

LIVE Stream: “Liberty Political Action Conference” with Ron Paul as the featured speaker – from Chantilly, Virginia – Sept. 13-15, 2012
Liberty Crier - Live On Location TV & GCN Present a Live Webcast from the Liberty Political Action Conference. The webcast will be for the full three days of the conference and will include many prominent members of Congress and the Liberty Movement.


VIDEO: Ron Paul on Cavuto -Time for U.S. to End Foreign Aid?
Daily Paul - Fox News September 12, 2012.

Products Made to Fail and Break
Off The Grid News - If you haven’t heard of this conspiracy to rip your hard-earned dollars out of your pocket over and over again, that may be because business gave it a fancy name. The term “Planned Obsolescence” refers to the practice of intentionally designing goods to fail and break after a set time period of “acceptable life” once purchased. Instead of being dismissed as a lousy idea and a way to cheat consumers, is it any surprise that it was embraced by businesses everywhere? You’ll see it most often in the following products...

Federal Reserve expected to announce QE3 Thursday
RT - Following months of persistent rumors, economy experts across America predict that the US Federal Reserve will finally announce plans for a third round of quantitative easing, or QE3, on Thursday.

Housing Market

800k US homeowners forced into foreclosure
Press TV - As a result of banks' disorganization and understaffing - particularly at the peak of the crisis in 2009 and 2010 - homeowners were often forced to run a gauntlet of confusion, delays, and errors when seeking a mortgage modification. But while evidence of these problems was pervasive, it was always hard to quantify the damage. Just how many more people could have qualified under the administration's mortgage modification program if the banks had done a better job? In other words, how many people have been pushed toward foreclosure unnecessarily?

Energy & Environment

Deadly PECO smart meter burns up side of a house - And it's not the first
(NaturalNews) The fire reported from an overheating smart meter was one of several reported in Pennsylvania. This last one would have burned the house down if the owner hadn't been alerted by his smoke alarm in time to call the fire department. And there have been several more serious and minor smart meter fires reported from other states, Canada, and Australia. A former AMI engineer in Alabama was fired because he wouldn't keep quiet about smart meters that weren't properly tested. They were deficient and tended to overheat. Instead, the temperature readings of 200 degrees Fahrenheit signaled to computers were dismissed as faulty readings.


GMO alert: Eating GM wheat may destroy your liver, warn scientists
(NaturalNews) [Jack] Heinemann [of the University of Canterbury in Australia.] has published an eye-opening report that details this warning and calls for rigorous scientific testing on animals before this crop is ever consumed by humans. The enzyme suppressor in the wheat, he says, might also attack a human enzyme that produces glycogen. Consumers who eat genetically modified wheat would end up contaminating their bodies with this enzyme-destroying wheat, causing their own livers to be unable to produce glycogen, a hormone molecule that helps the body regulate blood sugar metabolism. This, in turn, would lead to liver failure.

Scientists discover green tea boosts brain cell production, aids memory
(NaturalNews) If you think drinking green tea seems to make your thinking more clear, you probably aren't imagining it. Research just published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research reveals natural properties of green tea actually affect the generation of new brain cells linked to improved memory and spatial learning. This adds to the growing list of documented green tea benefits which include building stronger bones and potentially fighting prostate cancer.

6 Super-Foods that Fight Cancer and Prevent Cancer
Natural Society - Prevention is key with natural health solutions, although we firmly believe that anyone can beat cancer with nutrition. It is said that at least half of all cancer cases can be prevented through lifestyle changes such as diet, which also just so happens to be one of the best methods to protect.

Aspartame: Safety Approved In 90 Nations, But Damages Brain
Green Med Info - As far back as 1996, folks were writing about the potential link between aspartame and increasing brain tumor rates. Indeed, its intrinsic neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity has been confirmed in the biomedical literature. And yet, aspartame has been approved for use in thousands of consumer products in over 90 countries, and is still being consumed by millions worldwide on a daily basis – despite the fact that over 40 adverse health effects of aspartame have been documented.

Science & Technology

White House leaks draft of CISPA-like cybersecurity executive order
RT - The Associated Press has obtained a draft of what they describe as the cybersecurity executive order that has long been rumored as on the way but only recently confirmed by White House insiders. Last week, officials within the Obama administration acknowledged that the president was planning to release a directive to expedite protection of America’s cyber infrastructure, and now the AP says they have come into possession with a copy of it.

GoDaddy outage was caused by router snafu, not DDoS attack - GoDaddy's statement marks the second time this week that unverified and anonymous hacking claims have been debunked. On Monday, a Florida-based publisher said it was the source of a leak of one million iPhone and iPad universal device IDs. The revelation that the numbers were lifted from a compromised database contradicted claims made by people who identified themselves as members of the AntiSec hacking crew. These anonymous individuals said the UDIDs were lifted from an FBI laptop they had hacked.

New iPhone Opts Out of Cashless Society
Kurt Nimmo - The new iPhone that debuted today will not have cashless society chip despite a market trend in that direction. Prior to today’s release, it was expected that the popular smartphone would adopt a standard for NFC allowing cashless credit card payment.

Appeals court orders woman to pay $222k in file sharing case
RT - On Tuesday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals sided against Thomas-Rasset in a six-year-old court case that pertains to a collection of recordings that Ms. Thomas-Rasset allegedly made available to others online using a now-defunct file-sharing peer-to-peer program called Kazaa. The court accused the defendant guilty of copyright infringement back in 2006, but siting that the eventual sentence handed down was too harsh, attorneys have argued their case for the five years since.

Neuroscientists Successfully Control Dreams of Rats, Humans Next? - Researchers working at MIT have successfully manipulated the content of a rat’s dream by replaying an audio cue that was associated with the previous day’s events, namely running through a maze (what else). The breakthrough furthers our understanding of how memory gets consolidated during sleep — but it also holds potential for the prospect of “dream engineering.”

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Open consultation process to determine raw milk product category rules starting soon
(NaturalNews) Environmental product declarations (EPDs) are specific, detailed reports that track the environmental footprint of a product. They provide a standardized way of assessing a product's life cycle to track its complete impact on the environment, from cradle to grave (or resource extraction to disposal, i.e. greenhouse gas emissions, ozone depletion or water pollution).

Dow Brings Back An Agent Orange Ingredient for New GM Plants
Activist Post - History is repeating itself before our eyes. Dow Chemicals and Monsanto, joined at the karmic hip, both manufactured Agent Orange for use in Vietnam, and both are notorious for minimizing the adverse health effects associated with exposure to the agent. Neither corporation learned from its mistakes, largely because the US government underwrote the risk of using the chemical, and therefore shielded them from the bulk of the legal and financial fallout.

Repurpose an Old Camper Top
Mother Earth News - Your old camper top can easily be converted into housing for chickens, young goats, dogs or other small homestead critters.

Pet News

Breeder's Choice Pet Food Recalls AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula
Susan Thixton - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 11, 2012 - Breeder’s Choice Pet Food is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula due to possible contamination with Salmonella.


91 ways to inner peace in the next minute
NaturalNews) This week's episode of Mental Heath Exposed is a discussion about a recent blog post I wrote that lists 91 ways to get to inner peace quickly. Here are some examples from the complete list of how to get inner peace in the next minute:

16 Clever Uses for Binder Clips
Tree Hugger - I've always believed that one could fix just about anything with duct tape, olive oil, safety pins, and a Sharpie. Add binder clips to the mix and the emergency hack kit is pretty much complete.

Today in History - Wednesday - September 12, 2012
1814 - During the War of 1812, the Battle of North Point was fought in Maryland.
1873 - The first practical typewriter was sold to customers.
1878 - Patent litigation involving the Bell Telephone Company against Western Union Telegraph Company and Elisha Gray began. The issues were over various telephone patents.
1914 - The first battle of Marne ended when the allied forces stopped the German offensive in France.
1916 - Adelina and August Van Buren finished the first successful transcontinental motorcycle tour to be attempted by two women. They started in New York City on July 5, 1916.
1918 - During World War I, At the Battle of St. Mihiel, U.S. Army personnel operate tanks for the first time. The tanks were French-built.
1922 - The Episcopal Church removed the word "Obey" from the bride's section of wedding vows.
1938 - In a speech, Adolf Hitler demanded self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia.
1940 - The Lascaux paintings were discovered in France. The cave paintings were 17,000 years old and were some of the best examples of art from the Paleolithic period.
1943 - During World War II, Benito Mussolini was taken by German paratroopers from the Italian government that was holding him.
1944 - U.S. Army troops entered Germany, near Trier, for the first time during World War II.
1953 - U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
1953 - Nikita Krushchev was elected as the first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1954 - "Lassie" made its television debut on CBS. The last show aired on September 12, 1971.
1974 - Violence occurred on the opening day of classes in Boston, MA, due opposition to court-ordered school "busing."
1974 - Emperor Haile Selassie was taken out of power by Ethiopia's military after ruling for 58 years.
1991 - The space shuttle Discovery took off on a mission to deploy an observatory that was to study the Earth's ozone layer.
1992 - Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman in space. She was the payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. Also onboard were Mission Specialist N. Jan Davis and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mark C. Lee. They were the first married couple to fly together in space. And, Mamoru Mohri became the first Japanese person to fly into space.
2009 - Steve Jobs announced that Apple's iTunes had 88% of the legal U.S. music download market.

World News

US Ambassador, 3 Others Killed in Libya
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed after protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi.
* Related Article: US envoy killed in Libya consulate attack - Press TV - The US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. A Libyan official has confirmed that the US envoy has been killed. The attack occurred on Tuesday night after a group of people held a demonstration to protest against an anti-Islam movie made in the United States. Witnesses said the protesters attacked and set fire to the consulate building while gunmen and security forces clashed. Rocket-propelled grenades were also fired at the US consulate.

Netanyahu denied meeting with Obama after lashing out at US
RT - The White House has shot-down a request from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with US President Barack Obama later this month, a rejection that comes right after an unusually hostile statement directed towards the United States.

GM mosquito trial results in Cayman prove ineffective in tackling dengue
Activist Post - "This poor quality paper pours cold water on the idea that Oxitec's GM mosquitoes will be an effective way to tackle dengue" said Dr Helen Wallace, Director of GeneWatch UK. "Staff would be better employed using the well-established public health approach of removing mosquito breeding sites rather than in placing GM mosquito pupae at intervals across a site.... It is hard to see how Oxitec can justify commercial releases of its GM mosquitoes based on such poor data."

Financial alert: Germany's Constitutional Court decision either means a rapid Eurozone financial collapse, or inevitable hyperinflation
(NaturalNews) The financial collapse of the Eurozone may be upon us. This Wednesday, September 12, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany must decide whether it is legal for Germany to participate in the financial bailouts of other nations in the Eurozone. The court has been inundated with tens of thousands of petitions (not just petition signers, but tens of thousands of individual petitions) demanding the court say NO to the bailouts and stop draining Germany's economy to rescue the failed debt spending of other nations.

VIDEO: Israel desperate, US not in position to do anything about Iran'
RT - Israel has urged the U.S. to set up definite 'red lines' over the actions of Iran which - if crossed - would lead to an aggressive response, including an American-led attack. Washington has so far asked Israel to cool down its rhetoric on the issue to give talks and sanctions a chance. RT talks to writer and journalist Afshin Rattansi.

VIDEO: Palestinians Protesting Economic Stagnation Clash With Police
RT - Thousands of Palestinians clashed with police in protests over the economic stagnation caused by strict Israeli trade controls and a decline in Western aid. Officers fired tear gas and beat back protesters who had blocked roads with burning tires. In this year’s largest display yet of public discontent with the Palestinian Authority, Palestinians across the West Bank voiced their unhappiness with recently implemented austerity measures.

Cairo protesters scale U.S. Embassy wall, remove flag
USA Today - Egyptian demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today and pulled down the American flag to protest a film they say is insulting to the prophet Mohammad.... Iran's FARS news agency says the film is the work of a group of "extremist" members of the Egyptian Coptic Church in the United States.

Dead Gitmo detainee was cleared for release in 2009
NBC News - The Guantanamo detainee found dead in his prison cell last weekend had been cleared for release three years ago by an Obama administration task force that concluded that his detention was no longer necessary, NBC News has learned. The disclosure that the detainee, Adnan Farham Abdul Latif, a 32-year-old Yemeni citizen, had been approved for repatriation could raise new questions about the handling of his case and those of scores of others held in Gitmo who also have been cleared for release. Instead, the detainees remain stuck in legal limbo in the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists with no prospect for getting out any time soon.

'Canada tuition fees outstrip incomes’
Press TV - A new report released by the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) indicated that the average tuition and compulsory fees for undergraduates have risen three times the inflation rate since 1990.... “Instead of reducing tuition fees, the majority of provincial governments have chosen to provide after-the-fact assistance such as debt relief, tax credits, or zero interest,” added Shaker. “While this can provide some modest relief for students who qualify, it does not help with the upfront costs: you can’t pay your university bill with a tax credit.”

French president proposes strategic food stockpile
Press TV - French President Francois Hollande has proposed the creation of strategic stockpiles of agricultural produce in an attempt to stave off drastic price hikes on international markets.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Flashback: Four Star General Wesley Clark: America's Foreign Policy Coup After 9/11 - Destroy 7 Countries in 5 years
Retired four-star general Wesley Clark analyzes the course of U.S. foreign policy in the wake of September 11, 2001. The 'policy coup' meant that seven countries were to be invaded and blessed with regime change by the United States. The countries were (are): Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and the big prize they're still after, Iran. Iran, with its wealth of resources and potential market of over 70 million persons.

VIDEO: Reality Check: Why are we fighting Al Qaeda and supporting them at the same time?
On this anniversary of September 11th, we don't just look back at what took place 11 years ago today but what the last decade has meant for the United States, including our on-going war with Afghanistan.

Congressional Report Explores History of Military’s Use on U.S. Soil
California Watch - No indication was given as to why the most recent report on the Posse Comitatus Act was requested, but members of Congress often seek in-depth legal backgrounds to prepare them for committee hearings and crafting new legislation.

FBI Promised “Martyrdom Payments” to Clueless Jihad Patsy
Kurt Nimmo - One of the latest patsies in the government’s largely invented war against drastically over-hyped terrorism, Moroccan immigrant Amine El-Khalifi, was promised “martyrdom payments” of up to $1,000 a month if he agreed to suicide bomb the U.S. capitol.... ” He pleaded guilty in June and will “serve” at least 25 years in prison for the mistake of believing FBI agents were jihadists and that a building in the district of corporate fascist criminals could actually be bombed. Government buildings are usually attacked by the government, not deluded “lone wolves.”

Gun Grab: Obama Justice Department Ends Due Process
Washington Times - In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses.” That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime.... Law enforcement agencies love civil forfeiture because it’s extremely lucrative. The Department of Justice’s Assets Forfeiture Fund had $2.8 billion in booty in 2011, according to a January audit.

2012 Election News

Ron Paul’s Political Director Jesse Benton Quits Campaign for Liberty - Benton said this in his public resignation letter to Campaign for Liberty president, and Paul 2012's official campaign manager, John Tate. After much soul searching, I have decided that my passion lies in direct electoral politics, and I plan to work on campaigns rather than resume my work in grassroots advocacy.

Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vets
Navy Times - On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message. But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.

VIDEO: 16-Year-Old Questioned by FBI Over Pro-Ron Paul
Paul Joseph Watson - In another shocking example of how the federal government is repositioning itself as a secret police force to target political dissidents, a 16-year-old boy was questioned by FBI agents over a You Tube video he created for a school project which highlighted how America was slipping into a police state.

Congressman took family on $30k trip to Scotland to attend a wedding - and billed it to his campaign
Daily Mail - U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1st Dist. from New Jersey) splashed out more than $30,000 to attend the wedding of an unnamed donor - an expense that was vetted by his wife who serves as a volunteer compliance officer for the politician. The House Committee on Ethics ruled in early September there is 'substantial reason to believe' Andrews inappropriately used campaign funds for the family trip and the Committee will extend their investigation to fully review the matter.


China And Russia Are Ruthlessly Cutting The Legs Out From Under The U.S. Dollar
The Economic Collapse - The mainstream media in the United States is almost totally ignoring one of the most important trends in global economics. This trend is going to cause the value of the U.S. dollar to fall dramatically and it is going to cause the cost of living in the United States to go way up.

Jailed Banker Who Helped Crack UBS Gets $104 Million Payout
CNBC News - Attorneys for jailed former Swiss banker Bradley Birkenfeld announced Tuesday that the IRS will pay him $104 million as a whistleblower reward for information he turned over to the US government.... Under the IRS whistleblower program which was revamped in 2006, informants are entitled to a percentage of the dollars recovered by the US government when fraud is exposed.... This decision is expected to send a message to other potential informants that there is money, potentially big money, in turning to the government.

Veteran News

Sebelius Touts New Strategy to Prevent Suicide
Adan Salazar - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the launch of a new initiative intended to tackle the growing problem of suicides among Americans and the widely muffled rate of army suicides.... Gen. Ray Odierno told USA Today suicide is now the most common form of death in the Army. In July, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed his grief to congress, stating, “That is an epidemic…Something’s wrong.”


Vitamin C lowers blood pressure, improves vascular function to lower heart attack and stroke risk
(NaturalNews) Increased blood pressure, even before clinically diagnosed as hypertension, is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Elevations of just 3 to 5 millimeters of mercury can dramatically raise the risk of a fatal heart attack or cerebrovascular event. Nearly 30 percent of US adults have high blood pressure or hypertension that places them at much higher risk for disease progression.

The Common Cold Treated as Fearful: Vaccine Is Coming
Gaia Health - It’s obviously madness to consider yet another vaccine for anyone, let alone newborns. Yet, that’s precisely what’s in the works: a vaccination for the common cold, which is being treated as a devastating disease and the cause of asthma.

Are your body care products safe enough to "eat"?
(NaturalNews) You are what you eat... either through your mouth or your skin. The average person is exposed to over 126 toxic chemicals per day through their body care products alone. There are over 10,000 chemicals used in the personal care products and only 13 percent of these have been tested for safety.

The $3 billion Human Genome Project was supposed to find the root causes of all diseases, but turned out to be a scientific boondoggle
(NaturalNews) "To ferret out the genetic roots of common diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's and then generate treatments" was the true goal of the 10-year, $3 billion human genome project, or was it? Geneticists who were paid a very pretty penny to study the genetics of disease are claiming they are "back to square one" in knowing where to look for the roots of these diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. But are any of them really diseases at all?

Fluorine Poison Is Rampant in Pharmaceuticals
Gaia Health - Fluorine is a poison with no place in any living metabolism. Yet, it’s commonplace in pharmaceuticals. (Includes a list of drugs with fluorine.) Fluorine is a poison. It has no place in the metabolism of humans, animals, or plants. It destroys bones and teeth, and wreaks havoc on all body systems. Fluorine is one of the most pervasive elements in pharmaceutical drugs.

Natural pain relievers beat Big Pharma drugs
(NaturalNews) Dutch researchers found the same recovery rate of drug takers versus placebos. It is the water that you drink that does the job. Not the liver-toxic-internal bleeding-hearing loss-impotence-problems-Tylenol. Drinking water and staying hydrated alleviates pain time and time again as dehydration causes histamines to react in areas of pain in the body. One of Big Pharma's biggest dirty secrets is that most medications are in fact, antihistamines that treat the localized symptoms of pain - but not the cause.

CBS star reporter spanks 'Dr. Vaccine' Dr. Paul Offit and is now under attack
(NaturalNews) In the summer of 2008, Sharyl Atkisson did a report for the CBS Evening News. Aktisson indicated Dr. Paul Offit had conflicts of interest. Offit is famous for saying that, theoretically, a baby should be able to tolerate 10,000 vaccines. Offit is considered the leading advocate for childhood vaccines in America, and he wants all religious and philosophical exemptions from vaccines outlawed.

The “Compassionate Use” Rule: Now There’s a Ray of Hope for Dying Patients
ANH - FDA routinely denies terminally ill people the right to experimental drugs or treatments. Tell Congress to support the bill that can change all that! HR 6342, the Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act of 2012, has been officially introduced by Rep. Ron Paul.... The bill is currently in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Civil rights attorney Jonathan Emord has written a stinging article that appeared in USA Today Magazine discussing the case of nineteen-year-old Abigail Burroughs, a college student with a rare cancer of the head and neck.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: DARPA unveils robotic mule - Today, the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released an exciting and unusual video of its latest robotic creation: a mule-like device that gracefully and quietly walks over rugged terrain.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Aurora Dairy, Walmart, Costco, Target and Others Said to Have Misled Consumers
Cornucopia - What has been billed the largest scandal in the history of the organic industry has now resulted in a court settlement on behalf of consumers against Aurora Dairy, a giant factory farm operator with industrial-scale operations in Colorado and Texas. Aurora has agreed to pay plaintiffs in a class-action consumer fraud lawsuit $7.5 million to end litigation involving fraudulent marketing claims concerning organic milk. Aurora and its major customers, supermarket chains selling private-label organic milk, were accused of misrepresenting the authenticity of their products.

Today in History - Tuesday - September 11, 2012

1609 - Explorer Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor and discovered Manhattan Island and the Hudson River.
1776 - A Peace Conference was held between British General Howe and three representatives of the Continental Congress (Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge). The conference failed and the American war for independence continued for seven years.
1777 - American forces, under General George Washington, were forced to retreat at the Battle of Brandywine Creek by British forces under William Howe. The Stars and Stripes (American flag) were carried for the first time in the battle.
1786 - The Convention of Annapolis opened with the aim of revising the articles of the confederation.
1789 - Alexander Hamilton was appointed by U.S. President George Washington to be the first secretary of the treasury.
1814 - The U.S. fleet defeated a squadron of British ships in the Battle of Lake Champlain, VT.
1842 - 1,400 Mexican troops captured San Antonio, TX. The Mexicans retreated with prisoners.
1897 - A ten-week strike of coal workers in Pennsylvania, WV, and Ohio came to an end. The workers won and eight-hour workday, semi-monthly pay, and company stores were abolished.
1904 - The U.S. battleship Connecticut was launched in New York.
1910 - In Hollywood, the first commercially successful electric bus line opened.
1926 - In Honolulu Harbor, HI, the Aloha Tower was dedicated.
1936 - Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt by turning on the dam's first hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave orders to attack any German or Italian vessels found in U.S. defensive waters. The U.S. had not officially entered World War II at this time.
1941 - In Arlington, VA, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pentagon took place.
1952 - Dr. Charles Hufnagel successfully replaced a diseased aorta valve with an artificial valve made of plastic.
1954 - The Miss America beauty pageant made its network TV debut on ABC. Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was the winner.
1959 - The U.S. Congress passed a bill authorizing the creation of food stamps.
1965 - The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrived in South Vietnam and was stationed at An Khe.
1990 - U.S. President Bush vowed "Saddam Hussein will fail" while addressing Congress on the Persian Gulf crisis. In the speech Bush spoke of an objective of a new world order - "freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace".
1991 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev announced that thousands of troops would be drawn out of Cuba.
1997 - Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.
1998 - Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sent a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.
1999 - The Wall Street Journal reported that Bayer Corp. had quit putting a wad of cotton in their bottles of aspirin. Bayer had actually stopped the practice earlier in the year.
2001 - In the U.S., four airliners were hijacked and were intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit the World Trade Center, which collapsed shortly after, in New York City, NY. One airliner hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Another airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people were killed.

World News

Another Al Qaeda Boogie Man Brought Back From The Dead And Killed Off Again
Steve Watson - At yet another politically expedient juncture for the White House, a top Al Qaeda commander is said to have been killed in Yemen by a missile fired from a drone. Just a few days after news broke that yet another US drone strike had killed 13 Yemeni civilians, including three women, we now learn that, according to senior Yemeni Defense Ministry officials, al Qaeda’s “No. 2 leader” in Yemen, Saeed al-Shihri, has been slain. “A senior official at the Yemeni president’s office confirmed the attack, but said DNA tests have yet to establish al-Shihri’s identity.” reports the AP.

UN Propaganda Asset Angelina Jolie Treks to Syrian Refugee Camp
Kurt Nimmo - CFR member, United Nations propaganda asset and “special envoy” Angelina Jolie has been sent to Jordan to bring attention to the squalid conditions at the Zaatari refugee camp. “UNHCR spokesman Ali Bebe says the Hollywood star arrived Monday and is to visit Jordan’s first tent city for Syrian refugees on Tuesday morning,” the Associated Press reports.

US-led night raid kills 1, inures child in Afghanistan
Press TV - At least one Afghan civilian has been killed and a child injured in a night raid carried out by US-led troops in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province.

China sends ships to disputed islands
Press TV - China has deployed two patrol ships to the disputed islands in the East China Sea immediately after the Japanese government announced it has purchased the islands from their private Japanese owner.... The move came after Japan's public broadcaster NHK announced that the sales contract to buy the three uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, from the private owner was signed on Tuesday morning. China's Foreign Ministry on Monday warned that Beijing would not “sit back and watch its territorial sovereignty violated.”

Euro Bailout Fund Faces New Court Challenge in Germany
Spiegel Online - The German government is convinced that the Constitutional Court will this week clear the path for the permanent euro bailout fund to go into operation. But now it faces a new challenge: A major German critic of the government's euro rescue policies is suing over the European Central Bank's bond-buying plans.

‘Spain to reject bailouts dictating cuts’
Press TV - The 57-year-old leader stressed that his government has not decided to ask for another economic bailout from the European Union, saying that the EU partners should set reasonable conditions for any potential financial aid. Despite the country’s rising economic woes, Rajoy said that old-age pensions would not be affected by the government’s future decision. "If there is one area I won't touch, it is pensions because the pensioner is the most fragile person," he said.

Rockefellers Preside Over Creation Of Global Journalist Group To “Advance Reporting On Religion”
Jurriaan Maessen - The stated goal of the newly created International Association of Religion Journalists? In the words of the steering committee’s chair Maria-Paz Lopez: to help journalists write “with accuracy, fairness and balance” on all religious matters.... What excellent coincidence that the Rockefeller Foundation came along to preside over the creation of this global group, ensuring a flying start. Or is it? In the course of many decades several arms of the Rockefeller corpus have went out of their way to somehow co-opt religion, hoping to bring the flocks towards accepting climate change as being man-made.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: 20 Syrian soldiers executed in Aleppo
RT - Two amateur videos were posted on YouTube on Monday showing what appear to be images of 20 dead Syrian soldiers, blindfolded and handcuffed. They were reportedly executed by rebel fighters in the northern city of Aleppo.... It was not possible to verify the authenticity of the video.

US hands over control of Bagram prison to Afghan government
Press TV - Afghan President Hamid Karzai hailed the move in a ceremony on Monday, but there are still unresolved issues as the US still wants to have control over some of the prisoners in the detention center. The measure comes six months after Washington and Kabul signed a deal in which the US consented to give control of the Bagram Detention Center in the northeastern province of Parwan to Afghan forces. The transfer of more than 600 detainees, still in custody of the US forces, is among the unsettled issues.
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US warned over Afghan sovereignty

US loses $450 mln worth of fuel in Afghanistan
RT - The US-led NATO command, which trains the Afghan army, is under investigation for shredding records of fuel purchases for the Afghans totaling nearly $475 million. The training command does not know whether the fuel it delivers to the Afghans is used or stored, Reuters reports. Some officials are concerned that some of the fuel could have been lost, stolen or diverted to the insurgency. Accountability for the fuel is especially important, since the $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to the Afghan army will be taken over by the Kabul government in less than four months.

Drone strikes help Qaeda recruit more
Press TV - A CNN report on a U.S. drone strike last week in Yemen quoted an activist as saying that the anti-U.S. sentiment in the Asian country would cause more people to join militant groups. “I would not be surprised if a hundred tribesmen joined the lines of al Qaeda as a result of the latest drone mistake,” said Nasr Abdullah, an activist in the district of the attack. “This part of Yemen takes revenge very seriously.”

VIDEO: President of Italy’s Supreme Court to Refer 9/11 Crimes To International Criminal Court
Washington’s Blog - Judge Imposimato announced that he is going to recommend that the International Criminal Court hold a criminal trial into 9/11. Imposimato noted that the International Criminal Court was set up to protect the world from criminal acts of war, and that it is the perfect judicial body to hear such a case.

Greece submits new austerity package
Press TV - "We have submitted the 11.5-billion (package) to the troika. A discussion and an evaluation are taking place," Stournaras said in Athens on Monday, AFP reported. The package reportedly includes slashing pensions by 3.5 billion euros, health cuts worth 1.47 billion euros as well as a 517-million-euro reduction in defence spending.

Nuke rebuke: One killed as Indian nuclear protests ignite (PHOTOS)
RT -- One demonstrator has been killed as Indian police fired in the air after anti-nuclear protesters blocked a highway near the country's largest nuclear power project – which is set to start within weeks. Thousands of demonstrators gathered near the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, in Southern India, to protest the launch.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

US Government’s Secret Army: Foreign Troops to be Deployed After Martial Law is Declared
Activist Post - The US Air Force document entitled Psychological Operations published in 1999 explained how for the purpose of hiding in plain sight, psy-ops are a “low-cost, high-impact” way of conducting military operations without having to deal with questions by the American public. The control of “selected information” being leaked out to the public through mainstream media, press conferences and other designated outlets has ensured that the targeted audience will support the governmental campaign out of ignorance.

Declassified documents prove U.S. covered up Soviet massacre of 22,000 Polish officers
Activist Post - U.S. Army documents which were recently declassified prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the United States helped cover up the slaughter of 22,000 polish officers in 1940 at the hands of Soviet troops. Declassified documents have revealed many disturbing facts in the past including the reality of the MK-ULTRA program, plans to stage false-flag attacks on Americans, plans to use food as a weapon against growing populations and much more.

Federal government may finally recognize 9/11 cancer link, say attorneys of survivors -The report cited two attorneys — Michael Barasch and Noah Kushlefsky — who represent thousands of first responders and residents. The attorneys said legislative aides involved in drafting the new regulations and Victim Compensation Fund staffers told them that about 50 cancers would be included. "There's new scientific evidence," Barasch told the Post, "that dust is what is now linked to not only the respiratory illnesses, but all these cancers." The new regulations would finally allow cancer victims to be compensated, the Post reports.

Worst Congress ever back to Washington to avoid government shutdown
RT - As US lawmakers return to work on Monday after a five-week recess, they will push aside big issues to once again try to avert a government shutdown before Sept. 30, thereby holding off on issues that could trigger another recession. This Congress is one of the most unpopular and unproductive in modern history, reaching an all-time low approval rating of 10 percent, Gallup found. Few tasks will get done between now and the November 6 election as lawmakers return to their home districts to campaign for their seats, Reuters reports.

Eric Holder Urged To Oppose Marijuana Ballots By Ex-DEA Heads
Huffington Post - Nine former heads of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration urged Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday to take a stand against possible legalization of recreational marijuana in three western states, saying silence would convey acceptance. The former officials said in a letter sent on Friday that legalization would pose a direct conflict with federal law, indicating there would be a clash between the states and the federal government on the issue.

2012 Election News

Will Defecting from the GOP Help Ron Paul's Supporters Take It Over?
Robin Koerner's blog - I recently polled the 13,000-strong community of Blue Republicans, all Ron Paul supporters, to find out for whom they intended to vote for President. An overwhelming 66% said they would be voting for Gary Johnson – the Libertarian candidate who shall be the only candidate other than Obama and Romney on the ballot in every state (absent yet more GOP mafia tactics). Sixteen (16) percent will be writing in Ron Paul, even though most don’t expect their vote to be counted, and Romney will attract the votes of a negligible 6%. (Margin of error +/-4%.)


JP Morgan and Citigroup reconsider executive bonuses
RT - JP Morgan Chase & Co may pay smaller bonuses for its top management while Citigroup is also rethinking executive pay structure in a bid to please investors after several tactical blunders this year. JP Morgan, the biggest US bank, has lost at least $5.8 billion in failed derivative trades. It may cut 2012 bonuses including for its CEO James Dimon, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people close to the institution.

US debt collectors cash in on $1 trillion in student loans
RT - Most US college students hope to land a good job with a high salary after graduation. But for some the reality is very different. Many find themselves faced with insurmountable debt – and a loan industry that’s happy to cash in on their misfortune.... Around 5.9 million people nationwide have fallen at least 12 months behind in their payments. This number has grown by a third in the last five years, according to a State Higher Education Finance survey.

Number of children in NY City's homeless shelters hits 19,000
NY Daily News - “Not since the grim days of the Great Depression has New York City had 20,000 children sleeping homeless each night,” said Patrick Markee, senior policy analyst with the Coalition for the Homeless.... “Since just May, more than 2,000 children have become homeless,” said Ralph da Costa Nunez, CEO of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness. “If the trend continues, we will surely see more than 20,000 children living in shelters by Christmas — a gift that nobody wants.”

Insight: GM's Volt: The ugly math of low sales, high costs
Reuters - Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts. Cheap Volt lease offers meant to drive more customers to Chevy showrooms this summer may have pushed that loss even higher. There are some Americans paying just $5,050 to drive around for two years in a vehicle that cost as much as $89,000 to produce.


Daily fasting and timing of meals can prevent diabetes and obesity
(NaturalNews) Ancient wisdom posits that calories in equal calories out when trying to lose weight and prevent disease. There is a wealth of new scientific research to suggest that all calories are not the same when metabolized through digestion, and more importantly the timing of meals as well as the time between each meal may hold the key to obesity and the incidence of diabetes.

Five steps to boosting your thyroid function almost immediately
(NaturalNews) The thyroid is considered the master gland for regulating the endocrine (hormones) system by most health practitioners. If it is not producing enough of its hormone to influence other areas the condition is hypothyroidism. Too much thyroid production creates hyperthyroidism.

Jabs and more jabs - Combined 'anti-heroin' and HIV vaccine supported by National Institute on Drug Abuse
(NaturalNews) A doctor at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland, the same locale where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) coordinates its own tyrannous operations, has been awarded a $5 million grant to complete the development of a combination "anti-heroin" and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine, the latest in a long lineup of vaccines that is now emerging for practically every known condition and predisposition.

True history: The AMA (American Medical Association) was built on racketeering and the pocketing of 'non-profit' profits
(NaturalNews) The year is 1847. Physicians in America are not enjoying competing with inexpensive, natural remedies, which are offered by Indians and skilled midwives. These are remedies which are very effective but are not profitable, nor patentable, so the physicians get together to form an alliance called the AMA, the American Medical Association. Only "regulars" were allowed to join this new, prestigious organization, which strictly excluded herbalists, homeopaths and Indian doctors.

Alzheimer’s Is Diabetes of the Brain: Diet & Vaccination Connections
Gaia Health - The now-traditional belief that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a buildup of plaques on the brain has always been deficient for one simple reason: It completely ignores why those plaques build up. We now have good information that documents the reason for it. Alzheimer’s shares its genesis with diabetes. It’s a derangement of the body’s ability to process or produce insulin. Alzheimer’s is a third type of diabetes: type 3.

Infographic: What to Eat, When to Eat – Fruit and Vegetables in Season
Natural Society - Want to eat healthy food, support local and organic farmers, and save money? You can do all that—by eating with the seasons. Small, family-run farms are more likely to be organic and use sustainable farming practices than large-scale operations, and seasonal produce tends to be cheaper at local grocers and markets than fruits and veggies shipped halfway around the world.

Magnify the Nutritional Potency of Greens by Eating Microgreens!
Natural Society - A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that as good as vegetables are for you, very young vegetables—referred to as microgreens—are even better. Researchers say that these greens are extremely potent and beneficial for your health, containing all the goodness of a grown veggie in as little as one bite-full.

Bombshell: 18 people died of the flu, not 36,000 as claimed by the CDC
Jon Rappoport - In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which spelled out the delusion and created tremors throughout the halls of the CDC. Here is a quote from Doshi’s report: “[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”... Pneumonia has a number of causes. But even worse, in all the flu and pneumonia deaths, only 18 were traced directly to a flu virus. Therefore, the CDC could not say, with assurance, that more than 18 people died of the flu in 2001.

Science & Technology

Army Wants Tiny Suicidal Drone to Kill From 6 Miles Away
Wired - Killer drones just keep getting smaller. The Army wants to know how prepared its defense-industry partners are to build what it calls a “Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System.” It’s for when the Army needs someone dead from up to six miles away in 30 minutes or less.... An operator should be able to carry the future Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System, already given the acronym LMAMS in a backpack and be able to set it up to fly within two minutes.

VIDEO: Millions of GoDaddy sites taken offline by hackers
RT -, the largest domain name registrar on the Web, has been taken offline, and a self-proclaimed member of the Anonymous hacktivism collective is taking responsibility. The administrators of GoDaddy confirmed on Monday that they were suffering from technical issues, which the website TechCrunch reports to be impacting a multitude of websites and their affiliated email accounts that are hosted through the service. Although the company has not discussed the specifics yet, a self-described member of Anonymous says that he or she is responsible, a claim that has not been verified yet.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Corn: No Food Has Ever Been So Debased & Caused So Much Harm
Gaia Health - Corn is a grain that’s been sold as a vegetable, is subsidized by the government, is in the vast majority of pseudo foods sold in supermarkets and fast food joints, and is doing untold harm to people’s health. It’s not that corn is, itself, so inherently terrible. It’s that corn is processed in so many ways and put in so many foods that it’s destroying the health of people, the environment, and economies. Biofuel is a disastrous concept, sold primarily to sell corn. It results in the use of arable land for fuel instead of food, and it costs six times as much energy to produce than it provides. Here’s a terrific infographic on corn by LearnStuff.

Odd &  Stupid News

Cop Claims He Was Only Issuing Tickets To Dead People To Keep Up With Nonexistent Quotas
Consumerist - He was already writing more than 125 to 150, reports the New York Post, but he says in a lawsuit filed this week against the NYPD that he was told to amp up that effort. “Specifically, [the cop] was told that he needed to start issuing more summonses for red-light and seat-belt violations” and was warned he would be moved “if he did not issue the increased number of summonses,” the suit says. Instead of handing out tickets to people who didn't deserve them, the cop figured he could just issue summonses to dead people because hey, they can't complain.

Today in History - Monday - September 10, 2012
1794 - America's first non-denominational college was charted. Blount College later became the University of Tennessee.
1813 - The first defeat of British naval squadron occurred in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The leader of the U.S. fleet sent the famous message "We have met the enemy, and they are ours" to U.S. General William Henry Harrison.
1846 - Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.
1862 - Rabbi Jacob Frankel became the first Jewish Army chaplain.
1897 - British police arrest George Smith for drunken driving. It was the first DWI.
1913 - The Lincoln Highway opened. It was the first paved coast-to-coast highway in the U.S.
1919 - New York City welcomed home 25,000 soldiers and General John J. Pershing who had served in the First Division during World War I.
1919 - Austria and the Allies signed the Treaty of St. Germain-en-Laye. Austria recognized the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
1921 - The Ayus Autobahn in Germany opened near Berlin. The road is known for its nonexistent speed limit.
1939 - Canada declared war on Germany.
1940 - In Britain, Buckingham Palace was hit by German bomb.
1942 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt mandated gasoline rationing as part of the U.S. wartime effort.
1943 - German forces began their occupation of Rome during World War II.
1948 - Mildred "Axis Sally" Gillars was indicted for treason in Washington, DC. Gillars was a Nazi radio propagandist during World War II. She was convicted and spent 12 years in prison.
1951 - Britain began an economic boycott of Iran.
1953 - Swanson began selling its first "TV dinner."
1955 - "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS.
1956 - Great Britain performed a nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia.
1963 - Twenty black students entered public schools in Alabama at the end of a standoff between federal authorities and Alabama governor George C. Wallace.
1979 - U.S. President Carter granted clemency to four Puerto Rican nationalists who had been imprisoned for an attack on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954 and an attempted assassination of U.S. President Truman in 1950.
1984 - The FCC changed a rule to allow broadcasters to own 12 AM and 12 FM radio stations. The previous limit was 7 of each.
1989 - Hungary gave permission to thousands of East German refugees and visitors to immigrate to West Germany.
1990 - Iran agreed to resume full diplomatic ties with past enemy Iraq.
1990 - Iraq's Saddam Hussein offered free oil to developing nations in an attempt to win their support during the Gulf War Crisis.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton met with members of his Cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to improve as a person in the wake of the scandal involving Monica Lewinsky.
1998 - Northwest Airlines announced an agreement with pilots, ending a nearly two-week walkout.
2002 - Florida tested its new elections system. The test resulted in polling stations opening late and problems occurred with touch screen voting machines.
2002 - The "September 11: Bearing Witness to History" exhibit opened at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
2002 - Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations.

World News

Bomb targets Assad forces, 27 killed
RT - A bomb rocked the flashpoint Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing up to 27 people and leaving dozens wounded. A rebel group claimed responsibly for the attack, saying it was targeting government troops. The state-run SANA news agency reported that a “terrorist bombing” hit al-Malab neighborhood in Aleppo, killing 27 civilians and injuring 64. The attack took place near the local al-Hayat Hospital, according to the regional governor.

'Foreign Islamists seek to turn Syria into Sharia state'
RT - The co-founder of the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, Jacques Beres, discovered some interesting information while treating Syrian rebels in the besieged city of Aleppo. According to Beres, 60 per cent of his patients during his two week service in Syria were rebels– and about half of those were foreign. He says the fighters aren’t focused on the fall of the Assad regime. Instead, they have their eyes on a different kind of prize – implementing Sharia law throughout the country.

'US sends troops, jet fighters to Yemen'
Press TV - According to some Yemeni media, about 4,000 American troops, a number of F-16 jet fighters, Lockheed C-5 Galaxy military transport aircraft and Apache helicopters have been stationed in al-Anad Air Base in Lahij province. The deployment of the American forces and military hardware to Yemen has changed the Arab country to one of the biggest US military bases in the Middle East, the reports say.

Bomb explosion kills 10 in NW Pakistan
Press TV - At least 10 people, mostly Shia Muslims, have been killed after a powerful bomb explosion in Pakistan's northwestern Parachinar town close to the Afghan border. Parachinar is the main town in Kurram tribal region, which is considered a main base for the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan. Pakistan's pro-Taliban militants have launched a violent campaign against the Shia Muslims over the past years.

‘US doesn’t need UN to oust Assad’ - Clinton
RT - Hillary Clinton threatens the US and “like-minded states” might pursue regime change in Syria in circumvention of the UN if the new resolution on Syria is “toothless”. Russia’s Foreign Minister believes the conflict is still solvable diplomatically. Having conducted talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that the Russian position is steadfast: foreign intervention in Syria is intolerable.

Controversial British plan to ‘divide and rule’ Afghanistan
RT - A Tory MP proposes hacking up Afghanistan into separate “kingdoms”, each ruled by a foreign power, and to include members of the Taliban. The plan is the brainchild of conservative MP and Foreign Office aide Tobias Ellwood, a former army captain in the Royal Green Jackets, and is already under discussion in London and Washington, according to a report which was seen by the British newspaper The Independent on Sunday.

VIDEO: 'Something Really Wrong': Tens of Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up on Lake Erie Shore
Common Dreams - “There was a significant number of fish, tens of thousands,” Kate Jordan of Ontario's environment ministry told the Toronto Star. The Toronto Star adds that the 25-mile are of the dead fish along the lake's Ontario shore extends "from west of the fishing village of Port Stanley in Elgin County to the village of Morpeth in Chatham-Kent or just east of Rondeau.

Nuclear Strike On Iran Needed To Take Out Facilities: Report
Alexander Higgins - Yesterday Business Insider alerted us to a detailed researched report released by Washington D.C. foreign policy think tank the Center For Strategic & International Studies. The report examines the various military strike scenarios for taking out Iran’s civilian nuclear power program. The report addresses 3 scenarios in detail: an Israeli airstrike, an Israeli nuclear strike and a US military strike launched in cooperation with Gulf States.

PHOTOS: Anti-Austerity Anger: Greeks take to streets in light of new cuts
RT - Thousands have taken to the streets throughout Greece to protest the drastic budget cuts proposed by the government. In Athens some 2,000 pensioners marched through the city to protest newly introduced pension cuts. It was announced that those who earn more than 1,000 euros a month will have 10 percent of their pensions axed. This is despite a 25 per cent cut over the last two years.

VIDEO: Synchronized Drone Swarm Takes Flight in Austrian Sky
Activist Post - The largest swarm of synchronized drones to date was organized by Ars Electronica Futurelab to take flight in the evening skies of Linz, Austria. The fleet of 49 quadrocopters demonstrated a pixel presentation of changing lights and formations.... Do you think that the demonstration video below is "creative and beautiful," as noted by one technology writer? Or do you think it is a creepy indication of a near-future of autonomous drone swarms with deadly intentions of a military nature?

Yangtze River Turns Red and Turns Up a Mystery
IB Times - A stretch of China’s Yangtze River has mysteriously turned red around the city of Chongquin. Officials are investigating the river’s transformation, as nobody is quite sure what caused it. The river began turning the color of a nice marinara sauce on Thursday. The Yangtze River is the longest in Asia and the third-longest in the world. The affected area of the river — reportedly turned “the color of tomato juice” is generally in the vicinity of the industrial city of Chongquin, although red sections of the river have been reported elsewhere, as well.

Series of Earthquakes Jolt SW China, Killing at Least 64, Damaging 30,000 Homes
Washington Post - Twin earthquakes and a spate of aftershocks struck southwestern China on Friday, toppling thousands of houses and sending boulders cascading across roads. At least 67 people were killed and hundreds injured in the remote mountainous area, and more than 100,000 residents were evacuated.

VIDEO: Nicaragua volcano awakens, 3,000 to be evacuated
RT - "This activity could affect some 500 families totaling 3,000 people, so we decided to evacuate them," said Guillermo Gonzalez, executive director of the government's disaster agency. Nicaragua's geological institute confirmed it had detected "strong activity" coming from the epicenter.

China probes 'gutter oil in medicine' claims
BBC - Chinese officials have told pharmaceutical firms to check their suppliers after claims that some have used "gutter oil" to make antibiotics, state-run media report. Officials are looking into firms that reportedly use the cheaper gutter oil rather than the more expensive soy bean oil in the production process. Gutter oil is reprocessed kitchen waste dredged from restaurant drains. It has been part of a series of recent food safety scandals in China.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama Lists His Five Criteria for Death by Drone
New American - From his interview with Ben Swann, host of Fox 19’s Reality Check, to his sit-down with CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin, the kill-list compiler-in-chief is gradually exposing details of the principles he purportedly follows before targeting someone for assassination. The president may assume that there is little reason to try hiding something that is being publicized daily — except in the mainstream media.

VIDEO: 37 people who protest at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse against the use of drones are arrested Friday - The arrests followed a rally outside the air base where more than 150 people had gathered to protest the MQ-9 Reaper drones, and U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Friday’s rally culminated a week of walks, talks and dinners that brought people from around New York State and the U.S., organized by the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.

VIDEO: POLICE STATE: Man Investigated for Buying Ammunition - Brian Loftus, a commercial fisherman and Oathkeeper, went to a local gun store to purchase a few boxes of ammunition for the range. Later that evening he got a phone call from the State Police. They wanted to talk to him because of his “large purchase amount of ammunition.” Loftus, told the State Police that he had no criminal record and no reason to be suspected of anything. The police responded by telling him that they “know his record was clean”, because they had already pulled it and checked him out prior to the call.

Major teacher strike in Chicago: Thousands to hit streets
RT - Twenty-nine thousand teachers and staff in Chicago will strike for the first time in 25 years on Monday. As some 350,000 students are left behind, parents worry over their children’s safety without proper supervision in potentially dangerous areas. After more than 100 meetings and over 400 hours in negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) declared they would strike after 11th-hour talks failed late Sunday night. Although both sides claimed to have made strides towards reaching an agreement, CTU President Karen Lewis said there were still issues upon which the two sides could not reach a consensus.

FBI and DHS Preparing False Flag Attack Claim Domestic Terrorists Building IEDs
Activist Post - On September 27th, in Springfield, Illinois, the Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will conduct a presentation on improvised explosive devices (IEDs). This demonstration is an extension of the FBI’s National Improvised Explosive Familiarization (NIEF) initiative “designed to raise awareness of the use of common chemicals to produce IEDs.”

VIDEO: The Scariest Thing about Living in the United States
Economic Policy Journal - It is not the Federal Reserve and high price inflation----though that is very serious. It is the growing capability of the U.S. government to monitor all our activities and record them for future reference. As the country gets more totalitarian, more and more people will get caught in the web. Brandon Raub was an early example. Down the road there may not be a Rutherford Institute to leap to the defense of others---and, indeed, a defense might even be ignored.

New York Police Department Opens Offices Internationally
End the Lie - In what just might be one of the strangest recent news stories, Israeli news outlets are reporting that the New York Police Department (NYPD) is opening a branch in Kfar Saba, a city in the Sharon region of the Central District of Israel.... The Times of Israel reports, “the prestigious police force was looking to cooperate on a daily basis with the Israel Police, one of the main police forces worldwide with which NYPD has strong ties.”
* Related RT Video: NYPD Opens Offices Internationally...

FBI Launches $1 Billion Face Recognition Project
New Scientist - The Next Generation Identification programme will include a nationwide database of criminal faces and other biometrics.... It will form part of the bureau's long-awaited, $1 billion Next Generation Identification (NGI) programme, which will also add biometrics such as iris scans, DNA analysis and voice identification to the toolkit. A handful of states began uploading their photos as part of a pilot programme this February and it is expected to be rolled out nationwide by 2014. In addition to scanning mugshots for a match, FBI officials have indicated that they are keen to track a suspect by picking out their face in a crowd.

2012 Election News

VIDEO: Obamacare Summed Up in One Sentence
By Donald Sensing - Dr. Barbara Bellar Candidate for Illinois State Senate, District 18 sums up Obamacare in one sentence. (Transcript included.) Funny!

YouTube: Reality Check: DNC Runs Over Delegates With Scripted Platform Vote
Ben Swann Reality Check looks at how the DNC scripted a vote to change the party's platform one week after the Republican leadership did the same thing at the RNC.

Obama campaign in debt after DNC goes $15 million over budget
RT - The Democratic National Convention went US$15 million over its budget, being forced to borrow money. The miscalculation could hinder President Obama’s re-election bid, as his campaign may have to pick up the bill.


YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 9/10/12: The U.S. is a Republic, NOT a Democracy!
Published on Sep 9, 2012.

After disastrous US job report, QE3 expected next week
RT - The percentage of able-bodied Americans searching for jobs has hit a 30-year-low, and Wall Street now expects the US Federal Reserve to announce a new round of quantitative easing as early as next week. The US Labor Department released their workforce statistics for August 2012 on Friday, and the figures are far from what economists had expected.

Record 88,921,000 Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’—119,000 Fewer Employed in August Than July
CNS News - The number of Americans whom the U.S. Department of Labor counted as “not in the civilian labor force” in August hit a record high of 88,921,000.

Gold Jumps 3.1% on Week as Silver Soars 7.1%, US Bullion Coins Solid - Gold rallied to a more than six-month high at above $1,740 an ounce after Friday’s disappointing U.S. jobs report fueled Fed stimulus bets. Jumping 2.0% on the day, gold prices spurred ahead 3.1% on the week. "Gold is going through the roof because this negative data makes QE3 more likely now," Reuters quoted Daniel Briesemann, commodities analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.

VIDEO: Catherine Austin Fitts: "They're Going to Depopulate or Bankrupt the Rest of Us" - She says our leaders are “. . . doing a number of things that are going to depopulate or bankrupt the rest of us.” Why are people so ill-informed? Fitts says it’s because, “Corporate media is lying to you and wasting your time.” She also says, “Were going through a period of great change, and the pace is going to accelerate.” And, “Gold will be at the center of a new currency that will emerge.”

Update On $80 Million in Seized Gold Coins: Judge Rules They “Belong to the U.S. Government”
Mac Slavo - Last week, Judge Legrome Davis of the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, affirmed that decision, saying “the coins in question were not lawfully removed from the United States Mint.” Barry Berke, an attorney for the Langbords, told, “This is a case that raises many novel legal questions, including the limits on the government’s power to confiscate property. The Langbord family will be filing an appeal and looks forward to addressing these important issues before the 3rd Circuit.”

Does Explosion in Food Stamp Spending Contribute to Higher Food Prices?
Activist Post - As food prices are already skyrocketing from the pressures of record droughts, biofuel mandates, commodity speculation, and good old fashioned currency debasement, there is certainly enough blame to go around. But should government spending on food stamps be added to this list of culprits? A new report from last week showed food stamps hit another record of 46.7 million recipients in June, an increase of 173,000 from the previous month. That's nearly 1 in 7 Americans now dependent on government food aid.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

Anti-Monsanto Project to Shutdown Monsanto in Davis on September 17th - Local activist groups and Occupy movements plan to shutdown the Davis Monsanto plant once again, as part of the international shutdown Monsanto action, on Monday, September 17th at 6:00 a.m. at the corporation’s facility at 1920 5th Street in Davis. Guest speakers will include Cindy Sheehan and Al Rojas. Sandra McDougle and the Fresh Juice Party will perform original songs for the action. Education, music, art and food will be provided.

Housing Market

VIDEO: WELLS FARGO Loses All Of Retired Couple's Possessions After Mistakenly Foreclosing Home
CBS News - The owners of a modest home near Twentynine Palms lost their cherished possessions after a bank mistakenly foreclosed their residence. A crew broke into Alvin and Pat Tjosaas’ desert home and took everything after being directed by Wells Fargo to secure the structure. The couple, however, didn’t have a mortgage on the home. Alvin said the deputy sheriff said, “Good news, we know who took (your possessions)…Wells Fargo. Bad news, your stuff is all gone.” All the married couple has now are three generations of memories.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Massive Tsunami Debris Field Only 800 Miles Off The Coast Of Washington State
Democratic Underground - Anchor: The worst is yet to come. Experts say northwest waters could be jammed with tsunami debris as soon as next month. 500,000 tons of it. Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Retired Oceanographer. “It’s going to be a terrible thing if it does start coming ashore… Just so enormous that we just… it’s going to take everybody.” Anchor: He says the debris is now 800 miles off our shores. He’s hearing from fishermen who’s had school buses and houses tear up nets. State relying on volunteers to pick up what they can.


CDC’s zombie apocalypse propaganda
(NaturalNews) The CDC has released a new zombie apocalypse preparedness campaign, and at one level, it almost begins to be useful. The "Preparedness 101 Zombie Apocalypse" novella is viewable online, connecting with the public through a pop culture theme -- zombies -- that has experienced a strong resurgence over the last few years.... Here's the cover of the novella. Related NY Daily News article here.

Deadly thalidomide STILL being used as chemo drug despite deformed babies and horrific birth defects
(NaturalNews) (NaturalNews) It has been more than 50 years now since German drug giant Grunenthal unleashed for medical use the infamous horror drug known as thalidomide in 1957. The controversial morning sickness medication was quickly withdrawn worldwide in 1961 after it was discovered that thousands of babies whose mothers were exposed to it lost their limbs, developed other serious birth defects, or died. But despite its incredible dangers, thalidomide is still in use today as a chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients.

Warning! Mammography may be dangerous to women at high breast cancer risk
(NaturalNews) Women with a family history of breast cancer are often encouraged to be tested to see if they carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes which control the suppression of breast and ovarian cancer. If they do carry a mutated gene, they are often encouraged to have mammograms at far younger-than-normal ages to catch any malignancy early. This common practice ignores the obvious, however -- not every woman with the gene mutation develops cancer so some environmental factor or factors are implicated in "switching on" the gene. And the radiation from mammograms may be one of those factors that can actually trigger breast cancer in these high risk women.

Forget Prozac - Try probiotics to ease anxiety, curb depression and elevate mood
(NaturalNews) Could eating yogurt be a replacement for antidepressants? A group of scientists believe so. Groundbreaking research has shown that a common strain of probiotic can create GABA within the gut while also enhancing brain receptors for this neurotransmitter. Naturally produced GABA is a safe alternative to dangerous psychiatric drugs -- it calms the nervous system, promotes tranquil sleep, minimizes anxiety and alleviates depression. This is good news for over 50 million people around the world who use antidepressants.

Unraveling food industry lies - Your salmon and meat are artificially dyed to look more appealing
(NaturalNews) It turns out that 95 percent of the Atlantic salmon sold in stores is farm-raised, and that the vast majority of this farmed salmon is artificially dyed to look more similar to wild salmon. Pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-La Roche is a major producers of pink dyes specifically used in farmed salmon pellets, also known as processed salmon food, which obviously turns salmon flesh more pink.

Seven ways that taking ginger can spice up your health
(NaturalNews) Cultivated and used medicinally for thousands of years all around the world, ginger root is a powerful medicinal herb that offers a variety of unique health benefits. When taken regularly in therapeutic doses, ginger root can effectively cure nausea; promote healthy digestion; boost immunity; treat asthma; improve cardiovascular function and heart health; relieve pain; and even prevent and cure chronic disease by quelling inflammation.

Trick or treat? Eating pumpkin is a treat for everything from your eyeballs to your weekly weigh-in
(NaturalNews) An indigenous vegetable native to North America, pumpkins not only play a roll as jack-o-lanterns on Halloween and fillings for Thanksgiving pies -- they also provide a wide range of healthy benefits, making them a perfect food to incorporate into your daily diet.

Six foods for a happy belly
(NaturalNews) What is a happy belly? Well, an unhappy belly will produce flatulence, bloating, nausea, cramps, and so called heartburn. You should be able to digest foods without any hassles, providing you don't overeat. That's a happy belly.

Life-long vegans show no sign of anticipated deficiencies
(NaturalNews) (Natural News) A study of the bone health of long term vegan women showed density that surprised many western physicians. Comparing the bones of over two hundred vegan and non-vegan women, researchers were caught off-guard by the finding almost identical density levels, despite the vegan womens' intake of substantially lower amounts of calcium and protein.

Solutions for gout
(NaturalNews) NaturalNews) Gout is a very painful form of arthritis that usually attacks the big toe and can spread to the insteps, ankles, heels, knees, wrists, fingers or elbows. Gout occurs when an excessive buildup of uric acid in the body forms painful crystals in the joints. These uric acid crystals deposit in the articular cartilage of joints, tendons and surrounding tissues causing inflammation. Uric acid deposits can form under the skin (called tophi) and even some kidney stones are formed from uric acid crystals.

290% Increased Risk of Brain Tumor After 10 Years of Cellphone Use
Natural Society - In a newly-released study conducted at the Örebro Hospita in Sweden, it was revealed that 10 years of cellphone use resulted in an average 290% increased risk of brain tumor development.

Study Finds BPA Actually Changes Your Brain
Natural Society - Researchers at North Carolina State University found that bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure in early life stages can actually cause gene expression changes. These effects are seen in a part of the brain called the amygdala, which can lead to increased levels of anxiety. What may surprise you is that soy—which has been accused of mimicking estrogen, as has BPA—prevented the behavioral changes.

Science & Technology

Obama Plans Executive Order to Force Cybersecurity Boondoggle On America
Kurt Nimmo - Obama plans to violate the Constitution again and issue yet another executive order. The latest EO would create a government program protecting vital computer networks from cyber attacks, according to Bloomberg. The Department of Homeland Security would establish cybersecurity standards that companies could “voluntarily adopt to better protect banks, telecommunication networks and the U.S. power grid from electronic attacks.”

VIDEO: University researchers develop a technique to remotely control cockroaches
End the Lie - Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have made a quite major step forward in developing a technique which leverages an electronic interface to remotely control cockroaches. While this is supposedly to be used for positive purposes, namely, to find survivors in a building destroyed by an earthquake, I think it is quite obvious that this is not the only thing it could be used for.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Nearly all conventional food crops grown with fluoride-laced water, then sprayed with more fluoride
(NaturalNews) The average American today is exposed to a whole lot more fluoride than he or she is probably aware. Conventional produce, it turns out, is one of the most prevalent sources of fluoride exposure besides fluoridated water, as conventional crops are not only irrigated with fluoride-laced water in many cases, but also sprayed with pesticide and herbicide chemicals that have been blended with fluoride, and later processed once again with fluoridated water.

Gardening company faces $12.5 million penalty for adding poison to bird food
RT - The US law and garden products company, Scotts Miracle Gro, the world’s largest marketer of residential pesticides, is facing $12.5 million in fines for violating numerous federal pesticide laws and for adding illegal toxins to wild bird food. The company pleaded guilty to distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels, distributing unregistered pesticides and falsifying pesticide registrations – but the most disturbing was its use of toxic insecticide in its bird food products, including Storcide II and Actellic 5E.

Fall in Love With Spinach
Mother Earth News - By planting spinach at the end of summer, you'll get your crop off to a running start and have it mature to its luscious best during the cool, golden days of fall.

Tomato Tastings, Fall Garden Starts, and Getting Ready for Garlic
Mother Earth News - One of our favorite bloggers, Ira Wallace, talks about what's going on her garden this month — and shares tips that will help in your fall gardens, too.

Pet News

Overweight Pets - 90% increase in 5 years!
Susan Thixton - Banfield Animal Hospital recently published a State of Pet Health report. The most significant fact stated in this report is regarding pet obesity. Banfield reports a 90% increase in overweight cats and a 37% increase in overweight dogs just in the last five years.

New Purina Be Happy Pet Food - Maybe not so happy
Susan Thixton - This new pet food - Be Happy - is a product of Purina Pet Foods. The Be Happy website states "For us, pets are the true happiness heroes. When we watch a dog chase his tail or a cat soak up the sun, we remember that there’s more good in the world than not, if you just know where to sniff it out! That’s why we created new Be Happy pet food to spread our pets’ instinctual happiness...." I couldn't agree more that pets are instinctually happy. However I'm not sure how a pet food can actually "spread" happiness.

Today in History - Friday - September 7, 2012
1812 - Napoleon defeated the Russian army of Alexander I at the battle of Borodino.
1813 - The nickname "Uncle Sam" was first used as a symbolic reference to the United States. The reference appeared in an editorial in the NY Troy Post.
1822 - Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.
1888 - Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to be placed in an incubator.
1901 - The Boxer Rebellion began in China ending the Peace of Beijing.
1921 - Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC, was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ.
1927 - Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using an image dissector.
1940 - London received its initial rain of bombs from Nazi Germany during World War II.
1942 - During World War II, the Russian army counter attacked the German troops outside the city of Stalingrad.
1963 - The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, OH.
1977 - The Panama Canal treaties were signed by U.S. President Carter and General Omar Torrijos Herrera. The treaties called for the U.S. to turn over control of the canal's waterway to Panama in the year 2000.
1983 - In Ireland, voters approved a constitutional amendment that banned abortion.
1984 - American Express Co. issued the first of its Platinum charge cards.
1986 - President Augusto Pinochet survived an assassination attempt made by guerrillas.
1986 - Desmond Tutu was the first black to be installed to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa.
1989 - Legislation was approved by the U.S. Senate that prohibited discrimination against the handicapped in employment, public accommodations, transportation and communications.
1995 - U.S. Senator Bob Packwood announced that he would resign after 27 years in the Senate.
1999 - Viacom Inc. announced that it had plans to buy CBS Corp.

World News

Syria insurgents shell Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus
Press TV - Syrian insurgents have shelled a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria’s capital city, Damascus, as the foreign-sponsored unrest continues in the Arab country. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil that began in Syria in March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving force behind the unrest and deadly violence, but the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.

VIDEO: Syrian rebels claim to have blown up hospital in Homs
Telegraph - Amateur video purported to be filmed in Homs shows a huge explosion which Syrian fighters say was at a hospital that was being used by government forces. The rebel in the video can be heard saying: "Al Frouq brigade blew up the National hospital, which used to be for people, but now is being used by Assad's forces." The video cannot be independently verified because of foreign reporting restrictions in Syria.

US and Israel Use Propaganda and Proxy War in Syria to Pave Path Toward Iran
Activist Post - Mohammed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood member and current president of Egypt, warned Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down “before it’s too late”. At a meeting of the Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, Egypt, Morsi stated that he would not tolerate non-Arab influence in his country. He had harsh words for the “non-aligned movement” that he claims has taken over in Iran and gave his full support of the CIA-sponsored terrorist group, the Free Syrian Army, who are waging a proxy war in Syria on behalf of the US and Israel.

Estonian paper uses Buchenwald victims for slimming pills ad
RT - Exhausted concentration camp torture victims – that is what happy owners of new slim bodies will look like, according to an Estonian newspaper. The paper illustrated an ad for slimming pills with a gloomy photo of prisoners. The cynical inscription near the World War II concentration camp victims. said: “One, Two, Three… Dr Mengele slimming pills work wonders for you!” Below read: “There were no thickset people in Buchenwald!”... While the pill advertisers have not provided any comments on their choice, the advertisement has already caused outrage within the country.

Fuji time bomb: Volcano to erupt under pressure
RT - Japanese scientists predict Mt. Fuji will blow due to new tectonic pressures that are higher than when the volcano last erupted more than 300 years ago. Estimates say the eruption will affect more than 400,000 people and cost over $30 billion. The National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention has issued a warning that Japan’s 9.0 magnitude undersea quake last year, plus an aftershock four days later near Mt. Fuji, has created large pressure on the volcano’s magma chamber, which could lead to an eruption.

Syrian Army swoops on insurgents in Homs, Hama
Press TV - The Syrian Army has swooped on foreign-backed insurgents in the western flashpoint cities of Homs and Hama, killing a large number of militants holed up there... On Thursday, Syrian government troops also rendered ineffective large supplies of arms, ammunition, and explosives, held by the insurgents in their hideouts.

Tehran NAM Summit dealt humiliating blow to enemies: Leader
Press TV - “With their stupidity, the enemies of the Iranian nation turned this summit into a diplomatic war against the Islamic Republic of Iran, which resulted in humiliating defeat for them,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in an address to the members of the Assembly of Experts on Thursday. The Leader added that the “successful” hosting of the NAM Summit in Tehran is an example of the favorable intellectual system which Iran has offered to the world.

Gaza town mourns after Israel shelling
Press TV - Palestinians massively take to the streets of the Beit Hanoun town in the besieged Gaza Strip in funeral processions for three people, killed in Israeli shelling. The trio was killed after an Israeli tank fired a Flechette shell at a group of Palestinians in the town on Thursday. Several others were also injured in the attack, which was confirmed by the Tel Aviv regime.

Human Rights Watch: CIA torture cover-up in Libya revealed
RT - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed new evidence of a US torture cover-up... The new report uses as sources documents seized after the fall of Gaddafi’s regime at the Libyan intelligence headquarters. They reveal previously-unknown instances of waterboarding by the CIA that took place nine years ago in Afghanistan. Original documents and correspondence are attached to the report and show organized cooperation between the US, UK and other Western countries with Gaddafi’s regime.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11
Washington's Blog - If you assume that this is ancient history, remember that: The U.S. supported the opposition which overthrew Libya’s Gadaffi was mainly Al Qaeda … and they now appear to be in control of Libya (and are instrumental in fighting in Syria). The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are currently supporting Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria... And funds terrorist groups within Iran.

Delusional reality: Everything peddled by politicians, media, banks and television is a fiction
(NaturalNews) The "War on Terror" is a complete fabrication. There is no terrorism other than what the government creates in order to sell its agenda of a police state takeover.... The CDC's war on West Nile virus is also a complete fabrication. There is no real West Nile virus threat. (Read article here) The odds of being killed by West Nile are, much like with "terrorism," even lower than the odds of being killed by a bee sting. The "economic recovery" of America is a fairy tale. Over the last few days, the federal debt reached a jaw-dropping $16 trillion...

YouTube: Atlas Shrugged, Part II: Official Trailer
Atlas Shrugged Part II in theaters October 12, 2012.

VIDEO: Colorado Public Television Presents 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out - Over 40 experts in high-rise architecture, structural engineering, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, explosives, and controlled demolition share their professional expertise and insights about the events of 9/11. Additionally, 8 psychological experts discuss why proving controlled demolition of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers can be so difficult for individuals to accept. Premiere Date: 08/18/2012.

VIDEO: Pentagon Robot Can Run Faster Than Usain Bolt
Steve Watson - In its ongoing quest to develop a robot that can chase down human prey, The Department of Defense now has a robot that can run faster than the fastest human on the planet. The quadruped robot, dubbed the CHEETAH, by developers Boston Dynamics Inc, recently set a new record as the fastest moving robot in the world by running at a speed of 28.3 miles per hour.... Last month it was revealed that Boston Dynamics has also been contracted by DARPA to develop and build humanoid robots that can act intelligently without supervision, in a deal worth $10.9 million.

Government Hypes Airport Hoax After TSA Liquid Testing Video Goes Viral
Kurt Nimmo - A few days after a video revealing the latest TSA outrage went viral on the internet – agents testing drinks after passengers had gone through intrusive pat-downs and porno scanning – a sensationalistic event mysteriously unfolded: the TSA reported a “suspicious item” on a plane in Philadelphia that required a “law enforcement situation” and hysterical news coverage.

Business is Booming for Smith & Wesson
Kurt Nimmo - Zero Hedge posted the chart below. It shows a steady increase in firearms sales, especially after the election of Obama. This is good news for the Second Amendment and bad news for all the gun-grabbers like Michael Bloomberg, Chuckie Schumer, and supposed “conservative” Bill Kristol. “I think there is more support for some moderate forms of gun control,” Kristol said in July. “Good luck with that, Bill,” another panelist more in tune with reality responded.

YouTube: Sheriff Deputy Pistol Whips 19 Year Old – Gun Discharged
BRENTWOOD, Md. - A Cottage City 19-year-old spent nearly 4 months in jail after Corporal Donald Taylor claimed Ryan Dorm assaulted him and the gun went off as Taylor struggled with him. The surveillance video is from a business on Perry Street near Rhode Island Avenue in the Brentwood area. Attorney Jimmy Bell, who represents Dorm, says the video shows Taylor out-and-out "lied" when he wrote up a report supporting assault charges against his client.... Taylor has been indicted and faces a trial in November. Bell has filed a $10 million dollar civil lawsuit in the case.

VIDEO: Comcast Balks At Refunding $6,300 To Customer Who Forgot Decimal Point
Consumerist -The customer, who happens to be 86 years old and a 25-year customer of Comcast, says that when he went online to pay his bill of $64.53, he accidentally omitted the decimal point and entered $6453... The man tells WKRG-TV..."I called the bank, and they said it had already been processed," he says, "there was nothing they could do." His daughter attempted to talk some sense into Comcast but all the company said it could do for the long-time customer was to use the credit for future bills, meaning the man wouldn't have to worry about another cable bill until the age of 94.
* Related Article: Cable Company Promises $6K Refund after News 5 Report

2012 Election News

YouTube: Reality Check: DNC Runs Over Delegates With Scripted Platform Vote
Ben Swann Reality Check looks at how the DNC scripted a vote to change the party's platform one week after the Republican leadership did the same thing at the RNC.

Doug Wead says Ron Paul could STILL run in 2016
Daily Paul - Seriously, he's not being facetious: Is Ron Paul too old? Not for me. Konrad Andenauer , Germanys greatest leader of the last two centuries was in power at age 87. Michelangelo began painting the Sistine Chapel at age 71, he was still at it when he died at age 89. The Biblical account of Moses has him beginning his long journey, leading the Israelis from slavery, at age 80. Let Ron Paul lead us out of slavery at age 80. Here’s a toast to Ron Paul, 2016. Doug Weed: Post Ron Paul: Where do we go now?

VIDEO: Ben Swann On The Jerry Doyle Show: Dems Have A Ron Paul Moment; "The Two Party System Is So Flawed."
Daily Paul - Ben Swann was on The Jerry Doyle Show today talking about the "Ron Paul Moment" at the DNC. Hard to believe (yet not so hard to believe) that we would see an almost identical example of how the "votes" are scripted and pre-determined. Jerry and Ben also talk about how FOX News is trying to make an issue of what happened at the DNC while completely ignoring how the SAME IDENTICAL THING happened at the RNC. Ridiculous!

VIDEO: Dem Chairman says Christians "Want Jews to Die and Convert" - This man has been identified as Mark Alan Siegel, the Palm Beach County Democrat Chairman. Think about that for a minute... This is Democrat Party Leadership!

8 Ways to Improve Society When You Opt Out of Voting and Campaigning
Intel Hub - It should be obvious by now that this system is not only inherently corrupt, but is also failing miserably... So what do we do? How do we solve these problems? Do we look to authority? Do we put someone in charge? Of course not! How has that been working out for us all along? Not so well, right? Yet when I suggest that everyone needs give up on voting and take matters into their own hands in their own personal lives, people always seem to get the impression that I am suggesting they “do nothing”.


YouTube: Ron Paul Lecture - "The Great Enabler: The Rise of the Federal Reserve and the Growth of Government"
Congressman Paul explains in this lecture the Federal Reserve's role as the enabler of big government. Through purchases of government debt, the Fed allows the government to spend beyond its means and contributes to the growth of the welfare-warfare state. If leviathan government is to be countered, understanding monetary policy and the fundamental role it plays in the relentless growth of government is a necessary first step.

VIDEO: Jim Rogers: If you aren't worried about 2013, "Get Worried"
Daily Paul - Mr Rogers, who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros, believes that America's central bank is secretly printing money to avoid "getting egg on their face again" after previous attempts to kickstart the faltering economy with $2 trillion of QE failed.

VIDEO: Bipartisan budget cuts, genocide of US population: Analyst
Press TV - “This is a bipartisan effort in favor of Wall Street and really to inflict, I call it ‘genocidal budget cuts’ on the American people,” said Webster Griffin Tarpley in a Wednesday interview [interview starts at the 4:30 minute mark]. Tarpley argued that the traditional method to boost recovery is to inject credit into the banking system; however, “The problem is that we have zombie banks that are all bankrupt. They are all wards of the US Federal Government.” The remarks come as the latest figures by the US Treasury indicate the America’s national debt has swelled to more than USD 16 trillion.

Energy & Environment

Louisiana Looks for ‘Smoking Gun’ to Link Isaac Tar Balls to Gulf Oil Disaster
Guardian - Government agencies and environmental groups this week reported weathered oil in areas which took the brunt of last week’s hurricane – and which were also heavily damaged by the 4.9m barrel gusher from BP’s leaking oil well. “I’d say there is a smoking gun,” Garrett Graves, the coastal adviser to Louisiana’s governor Bobby Jindal, told news organisations. “It’s an area that experienced heavy oiling during the spill.” State officials shut down commercial fishing and all shrimping in a 13-mile stretch from Port Fourchon to Caminada Pass, after observing tar mats and high concentration of tar balls on beaches.

VIDEO: 1980 NBC News Clip on “Contrails” That Can Change the Weather on Purpose
INtel Hub - “No one is trying to make clouds now using jet engines, but this study suggests that jet travel is inadvertently making our days more cloudy and some day, weather researchers may be able to use jets on purpose to change our weather. Roger O’Neil, NBC News, Champaign, Illinois.”


Busted! Co-author of Stanford study that bashed organics found to have deep ties to Big Tobacco's anti-science propaganda
(NaturalNews) Over the last several days, the mainstream media has fallen for an elaborate scientific hoax that sought to destroy the credibility of organic foods by claiming they are "no healthier" than conventional foods (grown with pesticides and GMOs). NaturalNews has learned one of the key co-authors of the study, Dr. Ingram Olkin, has a deep history as an "anti-science" propagandist working for Big Tobacco. Stanford University has also been found to have deep financial ties to Cargill, a powerful proponent of genetically engineered foods and an enemy of GMO labeling Proposition 37.

Do you buy organic food? New York Times writer calls you a delusional cult member suckered into a 'fable'
(NaturalNews) The assault on the organic industry is in full swing today, and it's an attack not merely on the industry itself but an attack on your sanity. If you "believe" in organic foods and non-GMOs, you are about to be labeled a delusional conspiracy theorist. How do I know that? Because the lying mainstream media is rolling out the idea that organics are a "fable," a fairy tale myth. In one of the most idiotic, corporate-serving editorials I've ever seen, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen starts off with the title, "The Organic Fable." He then goes on to call organics a false "ideology," sort of a like a pseudoscientific cult.

End your battle with bloating: Eat these four foods daily
(NaturalNews) Overall, the very best way to avoid the bloats is to stay away from the food items that cause it the most - soda, alcohol (beer especially), and overtly greasy, overly salty and extra fatty meals, which tend to slow the stomach and intestines from emptying, says Timothy S. Harlan, M.D., a.k.a Dr. Gourmet, the medical director of Tulane University's School of Medicine. If you are planning to over-indulge; however, be proactive: Eat certain flat-belly foods in the days leading up to your planned feast. Dr. Harlan, and other experts, have picked four of them for you, based on the latest research.

Chewy granola bars - A homemade treat to feel good about
(NaturalNews) Granola bars are a convenient on-the-go snack. Unfortunately, typical store-bought varieties are loaded with corn syrup, soybean oil, coloring and flavoring agents and preservatives. If you prefer to eat foods that are grown in nature, rather than created in a lab, try making your own bars with the recipe included here.

Mead Johnson & Co. sued over claims that its infant formula 'supports baby's immune system'
(NaturalNews) The class action suit, filed in late August in U.S. District Court in California, said that formula maker Mead Johnson and Co. "falsely and misleadingly" claimed its Enfamil product lines "contain prebiotics that provide immunity-related health benefits for babies and young children."

US warns of possible worldwide epidemic triggered by deadly Yosemite virus
RT - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health alert after a lung disease caused by the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome killed two American males and sickened four others. Health officials believe that an outbreak spread by mice at Yosemite Park outside of San Francisco is the culprit and that as many as 10,000 people around the world are thought be at risk of developing symptoms, which include headache, fever, muscle aches, shortness of breath and coughing, as well as, in some cases, death.

Vitamin D ‘Fails’ to Lower Cholesterol: So?
Gaia Health - A completely useless, frankly stupid, study shows that Vitamin D ‘fails’ to lower cholesterol – but the idea that it would lower cholesterol never made sense in the first place, which the researchers should have known.... First, we should ask: Why would anyone expect that taking Vitamin D would lower cholesterol? What kind of pseudo science would bother with such an investigation? It seems that the researchers don’t understand a basic bit of cholesterol and Vitamin D metabolism. Cholesterol is required to manufacture Vitamin D. So, if Vitamin D is provided in a pill form, why would anyone expect cholesterol levels to be affected? It makes no sense.

Why Did the FDA Approve a Generic Version of this Dangerous Drug?
Dr. Mercola - Actos – the brand name for a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes – is presently embroiled in thousands of lawsuits alleging that the drug causes severe side effects including heart failure, macular edema and bladder cancer.... The FDA addressed the heart failure and bladder cancer possibilities with a recommendation that doctors carefully monitor patients taking the new generic version... however, what the new generic drug really does is expose even more people to this drug class’ unacceptable, and sometimes deadly, side effects – to treat a disease that responds very well to dietary and exercise changes!

Foreign DNA, Other Substances from Vaccinations Found in Sick, Disabled and Dying Children
Weekly - This week an important paper by Leslie Carol Botha hit the Internet by storm. This revolutionary paper titled Unveiling the Culprit – Is Foreign DNA Contamination the Autistic Villain behind Biologic Vaccine Injuries, is one of the first papers to discuss various foreign DNA fragments being discovered in sick, disabled and dying children after they have received various childhood vaccinations.

$83,046 For A 3 Hour Hospital Visit - Why Are Hospital Bills So Outrageous?
Economic Collapse - All the financial progress that you have made in recent years can literally be wiped out in just a matter of hours. For example, you are about to read about an Arizona woman that was recently charged $83,046 for a 3 hour hospital visit. How in the world is anyone supposed to pay a bill like that?... If you have time, read this tragic story where one man was charged $11,000 and all he had was a case of bad indigestion. Nothing was even wrong with him and now his family is going to have to declare bankruptcy.... It has been estimated that hospitals in the United States overcharge their patients by about 10 billion dollars every single year.

Science & Technology

Obama administration: cellphone location data is not ‘constitutionally protected’
Activist Post - In a federal court Tuesday, the Obama administration claimed that Americans have absolutely no “reasonable expectation of privacy” concerning cellphone location data, thus enabling law enforcement to acquire detailed records of a user’s movements without even obtaining probable cause warrant.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

EPA pulls toxic apple pesticide. Finally! - EPA made an important and long-awaited announcement Thursday when it banned future sales of the highly neurotoxic apple pesticide azinphos-methyl (AZM), also known as Guthion. This is particularly good news for rural families, farmworkers and children headed back to school. Guthion residues are found on over 30% of U.S. apples.


The 18 Most Suppressed Inventions Ever - Here is a list of 18 inspiring inventions that never had the chance …

Odd & Stupid News

Potty Training Your Kids At The Restaurant Table Might Possibly Upset Nearby Diners
Consumerist - Whatever you might think of mom's breastfeeding their young children in public, there are generally laws protecting those women. The same can't be said for potty training your kids in the middle of a restaurant. "I noticed that this lady was having her two — she had two twins, two little girls about 2-and-a-half years old, sitting on what I thought were booster seats," one witness to a public potty training tells KSL-TV in Utah. But she soon discovered that those booster seats were actually kiddie toilets.

Today in History - Thursday - September 6, 2012
1876 - The Southern Pacific rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco was completed.
1899 - Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk.
1901 - U.S. President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded (he died 8 days later) by Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz, an American anarchist, was executed the following October.
1909 - Robert Peary, American explorer, sent word that he had reached the North Pole. He had reached his goal five months earlier.
1939 - South Africa declared war on Germany.
1941 - Jews in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear the Star of David with the word "Jew" inscribed. It only applied to Jews over the age of 6.
1944 - During World War II, the British government relaxed blackout restrictions and suspended compulsory training for the Home Guard.
1959 - The first Barbie Doll was sold by Mattel Toy Corporation.
1975 - Martina Navratilova requested political asylum while in New York for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.
1990 - Iraq warned that anyone trying to flee the country without permission would be put in prison for life.
1991 - The State Council of the Soviet Union recognized the independence of the Baltic states.
1991 - The name St. Petersburg was restored to Russia's second largest city. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. The name has been changed to Petrograd (1914) and to Leningrad (1924).
1992 - A 35-year old man died ten weeks after receiving a transplanted baboon liver.
1993 - Renault of France and Volvo of Sweden announced they were merging. Volvo eventually canceled the deal the following December.
1995 - U.S. Senator Bob Packwood was expelled by the Senate Ethics Committee.
2000 - The U.N. Millennium Summit began in New York. It was the largest gathering of world leaders in history with more than 150 present.
2001 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that it was seeking a lesser antitrust penalty and would not attempt to break up Microsoft.
2002 - In New York, the U.S. Congress convened at Federal Hall for a rare special session. The session was held in New York to express the nation's mourning for the loss on September 11, 2001 and unity in the war against terrorism.

World News

West must change Syria stance: Putin
Press TV - Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Western governments to “reassess” their position on Syria, criticizing them for relying on terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda to overthrow the Syrian government.... Putin said that dialogue among all parties in Syria is the only way to resolve the crisis. “To us, the most important thing is to end the violence, to force all the sides in the conflict… to sit down at the negotiating table, determine the future and ensure the security of all the participants of the domestic political process.” “Only then move on to these practical steps about the internal organization of the country itself,” he added.

Syrian troops take town on refugee flight route
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian troops have recaptured from rebels a town on the border with Jordan used as a transit point by refugees fleeing the country's civil war. he Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and local activist Mohammed Abu Houran say hundreds of Syrian soldiers backed by 20 tanks assaulted Tel Chehab on Thursday morning. Rebels fought back but were pushed out.

Yemenis protest US drone strike killing 13 civilians
Press TV - Hundreds of Yemenis including youth activists on Monday rallied in the southeastern province of Hadramout against U.S. drone strikes in the country, demanding the government take action to halt the killing of civilians in botched air raids.... The protesters staged a massive demonstration in Hadramout, chanting slogans and displaying placards with anti-U.S. statements to protest the botched U.S. drone strike targeting al-Qaeda, witnesses and local residents said on condition of anonymity.

France providing aid to rebel-held areas of Syria - reports
RT - France has started providing direct aid and money to rebel-controlled areas of Syria and is even considering supplying anti-aircraft weapons to the opposition, a diplomatic source has said. The aid began being supplied last Friday, to five local authorities in so called “liberated zones” located in three provinces – Deir al-Zor, Aleppo and Idlib, the source said on condition of anonymity. Last week, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius promised that such aid was in the pipeline.

VIDEO: INTERPOL: Judge Orders Extradition And Arrest Of Former U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Mulford
Daily Bail - A judge in Argentina has ordered the arrest of Credit Suisse executive and former U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Mulford because he failed to testify over a 2001 Argentine debt swap, the state news agency reported on Monday. Federal Judge Marcelo Martinez de Giorgi will ask Interpol to issue an international arrest warrant seeking Mulford's extradition for questioning over the bond exchange carried out by the government in an unsuccessful bid to avoid default.

VIDEO: Three Tons of Food Looted From Grocery Stores In Spain As Millions Struggle
Mac Slavo - Social safety nets across the continent are visibly under stress and breaking down, so much so that unemployed Spaniards have begun raiding supermarkets in order to put food on the table. As recently as last month the people of Cadiz and Sevilla, which have a reported unemployment rate of 32%, joined together to loot local grocery stores of three tons of food – some of which was distributed to local food banks.

Powerful quake hits Costa Rica, two dead
Reuters - A powerful earthquake rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday, killing at least two people, sparking landslides, knocking down buildings, and briefly triggering a tsunami warning.... The Red Cross said two people died in Guanacaste, the northwestern province at the epicenter of the 7.6 magnitude quake, which split open tarmac roads, cracked gravestones and sent books tumbling off library shelves.

A virus that kills cancer: the cure that's waiting in the cold
Telegraph - Sitting in a refrigerator in a Swedish laboratory is what promises to be a cheap and effective cancer treatment. So why are the trials to bring it to market not going ahead? 'Not "eliminates"! Not "invented", no!' interrupts Professor Magnus Essand, panicked, when I Skype him to ask about this explosive achievement. 'Our results are only in the lab so far, not in humans, and many treatments that work in the lab can turn out to be not so effective in humans. However, adenovirus serotype 5 is a common virus in which we have achieved transcriptional targeting by replacing an endogenous viral promoter sequence by…'

Fertility fears for hundreds of women after removable contraceptive implants go 'missing' inside their bodies
Daily Mail - Hundreds of women have had their fertility put in jeopardy after a popular contraceptive implant was apparently 'lost' in their bodies. The problem with the Implanon device could also force hundreds more to delay their dreams of motherhood. The implant, which is used by hundreds of thousands of women in the UK, is the size of a matchstick and is inserted under the skin of the upper arm, in a procedure that needs to be carried out by a trained doctor.... Implanon’s manufacturer MSD, a subsidiary of global pharmaceutical giant Merck, has now replaced it with an updated product called Nexplanon, which has a new pre-loaded applicator and contains barium so it can be detected by X-ray or CT scan.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Soldier hit with mallet at Ft. Bragg Army base, suffers seizure in hazing incident
Press TV - A soldier from Michigan who was struck with a large, wooden mallet at his Army base in North Carolina was seriously injured, his father said, expressing anger and shock that the incident was allowed to occur. Ken Roach of Battle Creek said his son, Sgt. Phillip Roach, was hurt at Fort Bragg during what the Army later called an unauthorized "hazing" event to mark his promotion to sergeant. The 22-year-old knocked his head on the cement after getting hit, causing a seizure and head wound that required six staples, his father said.

LAPD Now Arresting Photographers
Linda West - Despite legal battles raging over 10 years and a noticeable lack of terrorist activity in that time, the LAPD is moving ahead as the first police department in the U.S. to implement Special Order 1, a policy which will allow the police to detain and arrest you if you are taking photos or videotaping certain buildings deemed by them as “suspicious activity”. The problem being of course – what exactly is considered suspicious activity?

TV stations to start using military drones
RT - The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to have guidelines for domestic drone use set in stone by 2015, and by the end of the decade some agencies say that as many as 30,000 UAVs will be up in the air at any time. On the heels of the armed forces and law enforcement agencies, though, the news gathering industry — professional journalists — are examining what benefits they could reap by watching breaking events unfold from the sky without risking life and limb for the sake of a story, or that one phenomenal photo.

American Airlines Disallows Boarding of 16-year-old with Down Syndrome
Adan Salazar - On Sunday, the Vanderhorst family arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey where they tried to board an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles. Their trip was brought to an abrupt halt after the pilot declared their son a “security threat.” Joan and Robert Vanderhorst’s 16-year-old son Bede has Down’s Syndrome, a disease categorized by a severe degree of intellectual disability. According to American Airlines, the boy posed a “safety” risk to himself and others because he was “excitable and running around.”

American, United Face Trial Over 9-11 Towers Destruction
Business Week - AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and United Continental Holdings Inc. lost a bid to avoid a federal trial over negligence claims tied to the hijacking of jetliners used in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed about 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. World Trade Center Properties LLC, which owned the twin skyscrapers in lower Manhattan destroyed in the attacks, sued the airlines in 2008 alleging negligence against the carriers for allowing terrorists to board and hijack the planes that were flown into the buildings. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan yesterday said a trial is required.

2012 Election News

YouTube: Peter Schiff 'Undercover' At The DNC (Video)/ Democrats: Let's Ban Profits!
Posing as an anti-business crusader, Peter Schiff found a number of DNC delegates and attendees who support explicitly outlawing profitability.[Funny]

VIDEO: Ron Paul Rides Off Into the Sunset (Literally)
Daily Paul - After Dr. Paul's appearance on the Jay Leno show, 9-4-2012.

Board puts Virgil Goode on Virginia ballot despite GOP challenge
Washington Examiner - Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode is officially -- for now -- on the presidential ballot in Virginia, a battleground state where he has deep roots and poses a real threat to Republican Mitt Romney.... Republicans successfully pushed the Constitution Party off the ballot in Pennsylvania, another swing state and the home of Goode's running mate. "It's ludicrous," Goode said. "It's a huge effort to squelch anyone who doesn't toe the Romney line."

Roger Villere Elected RNC Vice Chairman
Daily Paul - I don't know if many recognise this name. He is the LaGOP leader that would NOT give up his leadership position when the delegates voted him out. He is responsible for the LaGOP Ron Paul supporters to turn their chairs around. He is the leader that called in the police because the Ron Paul delegates may be violent. He is the one responsible for the police injuring two Ron Paul delegates that were voted to be the leaders.... will never vote for Romney, but now with this man in a leadership position for the RNC, I will not vote Republican, and I have been a Republican for 40 years.

How are the Senate races shaping up?
Daily Paul - Here is a map (From Rasmussen) that shows how the senate races are going. Are the republicans going to take control? A tough road ahead. Who are the Liberty candidates running this election? Time to start to pay attention.

Democrats change platform to add God, Jerusalem
AP - The embarrassing reversal was compounded by chaos and uncertainty on the convention floor, requiring three votes before a ruling that the amendments had been approved. Many in the audience booed the decision. The episode exposed tensions on Israel within the party, put Democrats on the defensive and created a public relations spectacle as Obama arrived in the convention city to claim his party's nomination for a second term.

Democratic Party bosses override grass roots over Jerusalem issue
Examiner - The Democratic Party bosses suspended the convention rules today in order to propose an amendment to the party platform. The bosses were not happy that the rank and file included language in the 2012 platform that did not unambiguously state that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. They were also concerned that the word "God" was removed. Related Video: Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position...

DNC Convention arena at capacity, doors shut
Washington Post - Convention-goers who left the Time Warner Cable Arena are now unable to get back in, because the hall is at capacity — 24,000 people. A huge crowd has gathered outside the arena doors, where fire marshals are turning people away.... Hundreds of delegates, journalists locked out of arena.

Man Listed As “Terrorist” Over Traffic Violation
Paul Joseph Watson - Activist James Ian Tyson was listed as a terrorist over a traffic violation in a deliberate effort by police to prevent him organizing a protest at the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte this week.... Charlotte resident Tyson was arrested on Sunday morning as he was driving to a protest just days before the start of the DNC with his initial bond set at a huge $10,000 dollars. Although the reason for the arrest was not known until today, prosecutors were keen to keep Tyson locked up for the duration of the DNC, according to Tyson’s lawyer. Tyson spent 36 hours in jail, 24 of which were in a tiny cell.


Half of America in poverty? The facts say It's true
Press TV - Recent reports suggest that almost 50% of Americans are in poverty or at a "low income" level. The claim is based on a new supplemental measure by the Census Bureau that includes health care, transportation, and other essential living expenses in the poverty calculation. The concept of "low income" is controversial. It has been defined as earnings between 100 and 199 percent of the poverty level, a claim which, if true, would place every American family making $50,000 or less at a near-poverty level.

Gold hits five-month high amid predictions of $1,800 by year-end
Telegraph - With share prices continuing to slide and negative real returns on bank and building society deposits, gold’s historic attractions sparkle amid the credit crisis gloom. Philip Klapwijk, global head of metals analytics at Thomson Reuters GFMS, said the consultancy remains firmly bullish, with the price expected to clear the $1,800 mark before year-end.

Some Of The Really Bad Things That Could Happen If You Do Not Prepare For The Coming Economic Collapse
The Economic Collapse - Most people just assume that since things have always been a certain way that they will always be that way in the future. Most people just have blind faith that the people running our government and our financial system know exactly what they are doing and that they are doing their best to take care of us. In fact, once upon a time I was fully convinced of that.

Veteran News

Veterans bike across America
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Five military veterans from the Long Road Home Project, who have made it their mission to bike more than 4,200 miles across the country, made a stop here, Sept. 4-6. The Long Road Home Project was started by Casey Miller as a way to help veterans with their transitions back to civilian life. While the LRHP's overall goal is to ride to heal war wounds and raise money to help war veterans, each participant rides with an individual purpose as well.

Lejeune Water Victim Speaks Out
A million Marines, sailors and their families drank, bathed, brushed their teeth, cooked, swam and washed their cars, clothes, dishes and pets in bad water at Lejeune for decades. Spina bifida. Asperger's syndrome. Tourette's. Bipolar disorder. Organic brain dysfunction. These are just a few of the diseases William McMurray Jr. suffers from, ailments he says his doctors couldn't explain for the first 20 years of his life -- until they learned of water contamination aboard Camp Lejeune.

Energy & Environment

Cost of Chemtrail Program Put At $5 Billion a Year
Paul Joseph Watson - U.S. scientists writing in the journal Environmental Research Letters concluded that “Planes or airships could carry sun-dimming materials high into the atmosphere for an affordable price tag of below $5 billion a year as a way to slow climate change,” reports Reuters, a process characterized as “both feasible and affordable.” The cost of using specially adapted aircraft able to operate at high altitudes as a delivery system to disperse sulphur particles was put at $1 to $2 billion a year. Using “giant guns or rockets” would be more expensive.


Asthma drug may stunt growth permanently
An inhaled drug, budesonide and is marketed under several brand names, including Rhinocort and Pulmicort, commonly used to treat children with asthma cuts about half an inch off their height permanently, researchers reported on Monday.

Reverse diabetes in 21 days or less - naturally
(NaturalNews) If your doctor says "you're diabetic" and "you can eat anything you want - as long as you take your insulin" - then it's time to find another doctor. Why? Because any physician that ignores the opportunity to help patients change their lifestyle - as a way of overcoming disease - is (only) a sick care provider. What you really need is a health care provider that teaches you about the underlying causes of diabetes.

Omega-3 Fats, Antioxidants, and More for a Macular Degeneration Diet (AMD)
Natural Society - Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in older adults. To-date, there is no revealed treatment that can reverse the damage done by this disease, but certain dietary tips can help to reduce or delay the chances of serious vision loss.

Avoid store-bought salad dressings with this quick and easy recipe
(NaturalNews) Most commercial brands contain soybean or canola oil, sugar or corn syrup, preservatives, thickening agents and stabilizers - and sometimes ingredients like "natural flavor" or "yeast extract," which can disguise MSG. It's easy to make your own dressings at home, so you can control the quality of your ingredients. Try this Italian dressing recipe made from extra virgin olive oil, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar, raw honey and a few other ingredients from your spice rack.

95 percent of American parents sacrifice their young children to the vaccine industry
(NaturalNews) According to a new report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 93.2 percent of all incoming kindergarteners for the 2011-12 school year were vaccinated with the recommended two doses of chickenpox vaccine, while more than 95 percent were vaccinated for diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, and the combination measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, the latter of which is implicated in causing autism.

Mandatory Chemotherapy for Children with Cancer?
Natural Society - Most people have some second or even first-hand experience with cancer. Fortunately, if diagnosed with cancer, we all get a say in how our illness is treated. Right? That’s what the one family of an 8-year old girl thought as doctors tried to force chemotherapy on their young and vibrant child. They were wrong.

Food handler courses target raw milk
(NaturalNews) As if raw milk wasn't being targeted enough; upon receiving a Food Handlers Card you will be "taught" how horrendous raw milk products are... It is of course typical for the FDA to leave out statistics... The FDA goes on to state how between 1993 and 2006, more than 1,500 people in the United States became sick from drinking raw milk or eating cheese made from raw milk. Of course the FDA failed to mention the Jalisco cheese incident in 1985 where there were 48 deaths: 20 fetuses, 10 neonates, and 18 non-pregnant adults due to eating cheese from pasteurized milk. This was all within a period of only seven months.

How LOW Cholesterol Can Harm Your Health
Green Med Info - In a world gone mad with anti-cholesterol anxiety, and where gobbling down pharmaceuticals designed to poison the body into no longer synthesizing it is somehow considered sane behavior, it is refreshing to look at some of the research on the health benefits of cholesterol, or conversely, the dangers of low cholesterol.

White Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Stroke Risk
Green Med Info - Apples of course have a reputation for keeping the doctor away and now research finds that both apples and pears may keep strokes away. How do they do it? A Dutch study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association found that the white flesh of fruits and vegetables may protect against stroke. Previous studies had linked high consumption of fruits and vegetables in general with lower stroke risk. But this was the first time researchers looked at the color of fruits and vegetables. And it seems to matter.

Vaccination Causes Diabetes
Gaia Health - The research on vaccinations and diabetes leaves little room to doubt that vaccinations are a major factor behind the massive epidemic of diabetes in children and adults. Parents must ask if they want their children at risk of shortened lives full of bad health. Dr. JB (Bart) Classen has done serious research into the association between vaccinations and diabetes. He has found a clear link between vaccinations and types 1 and 2 diabetes, along with evidence demonstrating that the two types of diabetes tend to result in different populations. Dr. Classen states...

Science & Technology

Law-enforcement Agencies Eager for Web-surveillance Tools
Homeland Security Newswire - Private technology firms are pitching software capable of analyzing large swaths of the Internet to local law enforcement looking for ways to stop the next mass shooting or domestic terrorist event before it happens; police departments hope the software will help them detect online information from terrorists, traffickers, pedophiles, and rioters.... Privacy advocates are not happy with the news, as they fear these tools could affect users who happen to be in the wrong space at the wrong time.

Today in History - Wednesday - September 5, 2012
1774 - The first session of the U.S. Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia. The delegates drafted a declaration of rights and grievances, organized the Continental Association, and elected Peyton Randolph as the first president of the Continental Congress.
1793 - In France, the "Reign of Terror" began. The National Convention enacted measures to repress the French Revolutionary activities.
1836 - Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1877 - Sioux chief Crazy Horse was killed by the bayonet of a U.S. soldier. The chief allegedly resisted confinement to a jail cell.
1881 - The American Red Cross provided relief for disaster for the first time. The disaster was the Great Fire of 1881 in Michigan.
1901 - The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues was formed in Chicago, IL. It was the first organized baseball league.
1905 - The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed by Russia and Japan to end the Russo-Japanese War. The settlement was mediated by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in New Hampshire.
1914 - Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a professional player in the International League.
1914 - The Battle of the Marne began. The Germans, British and French fought for six days killing half a million people.
1917 - Federal raids were carried out in 24 cities on International Workers of the World (IWW) headquarters. The raids were prompted by suspected anti-war activities within the labor organization.
1930 - Charles Creighton and James Hagris completed the drive from New York City to Los Angeles and back to New York City all in reverse gear. The trip took 42 days in their 1929 Ford Model A.
1939 - The U.S. proclaimed its neutrality in World War II.
1945 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was arrested. D'Aquino was suspected of being the wartime radio propagandist "Tokyo Rose". She served six years and was later pardoned by U.S. President Ford.
1961 - The U.S. government made airline hijacking a federal offense.
1977 - The U.S. launched Voyager .
1983 - U.S. President Reagan denounced the Soviet Union for shooting down a Korean Air Lines. Reagan demanded that the Soviet Union pay reparations for the act that killed 269 people.
1984 - The space shuttle Discovery landed after its maiden voyage.
1985 - Rioting in South Africa spilled into white neighborhoods for the first time.
1986 - NASA launched DOD-1.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urged for a Holy War against the West and former allies.
1991 - Soviet lawmakers created an interim government to usher in the confederation after dissolving the U.S.S.R. The new name the Union of Sovereign States was taken.
1992 - A General Motors Corporation strike ended with a new agreement being approved. Nearly 43,000 workers were on strike.
1995 - France set off an underground nuclear blast in the South Pacific.
2003 - In London, magician David Blaine entered a clear plastic box and then suspended by a crane over the banks of the Thames River. He remained there until October 19 surviving only on water.

World News

Two US-led soldiers killed in helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan
Press TV - At least two US-led NATO soldiers have been killed after their helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, military officials say. The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of combating terrorism. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but years into the invasion, insecurity continue to rise across the country despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops in the war-weary nation.

US downgrades anti-missile drills with Israel; sends CIA’s Petraeus instead to ease tensions
RT - Only days after the United States announced that it will be scaling down its role in a joint-missile exercise with Israel scheduled for later this year, the US has sent CIA Director David Petraeus overseas to handle damage control. Petraeus, the 59-year-old former commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, arrived in Israel on Monday to deal with what the Jewish state’s Debka news agency calls the “flames of discord” that have been fanned feverishly in recent days thanks to the latest news on a missile drill slated for next month.

Iran plans to deploy warships off US coast
RT - Iran says it will counter US presence in its waters by sending ships to the international waters off the US coast, says Iranian Navy chief Admiral Sayyari. No specifics were mentioned, but during an interview broadcast on state TV, Sayyari said the plans were aimed for “the next few years.”

VIDEO: U.S. Reveals Plan to Bomb Iran’s Civilian Power Grid
Kurt Nimmo - The United States is ready to violate international law and attack Iran’s civilian population if the country does not halt its nuclear program, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The U.S. is “reluctantly” considering additional covert action against Iran, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The plan calls for air strikes on power plants and other sites “that could impact Iranian civilian populations.” Under the Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague, IV), drafted October 18, 1907, it is illegal to bomb civilian infrastructure and the Nuremberg Principles state that “devastation not justified by military necessity” is a war crime.

Drone strike kills 13 civilians
RT - Members of the Yemeni government tells reporters that an unmanned aerial vehicle operated remotely by the United States military executed more than a dozen civilians, including three women, near the town of Rada in al-Baitha province on Sunday. "This was one of the very few times when our target was completely missed. It was a mistake, but we hope it will not hurt our anti-terror efforts in the region," a senior Yemeni Defense Ministry official says to CNN this week on condition of anonymity.

Fears Rising, Spaniards Pull Out Their Cash and Get Out of Spain
CNBC News - The continued exodus of money and people from Spain could be a warning to European policy makers that bailing out the country — a step now widely expected — may not stem the panic as long as the Spanish economy remains in a funk. It was a lesson learned in Greece, where despite successive European bailouts, about a third of deposits have been withdrawn from its banks since 2009, as the public worried that Athens might have to return to the drachma.

18 Indications That Europe Has Become An Economic Black Hole
Economic Collapse - When the U.S. financial system started coming apart at the seams it sparked a devastating worldwide recession which was felt in every corner of the globe. If the European financial system implodes, the consequences could be even worse.

Russia ‘Attacks’ Clouds to Clear Sky for City Day Celebration
Adan Salazar - According to Pravda, the city carried out an airborne “attack” on bothersome clouds with 10 aircraft specially equipped to deliver CO2 (in the form of dry ice), liquid nitrogen and a powdered cement reagent called “cement m-500.” In what is being reported as a “meteorological defense,” the Russian government spent 64 million rubles ($20 million) to “dissipate” clouds in Moscow in preparation for Moscow’s “birthday” celebration.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Reality Check: 1 on 1 With President Obama, How Does He Justify A Kill List?
Ben Swann Reality Check talks one on one with President Obama and asks about the so called Presidential Kill List.

YouTube: Judge Napolitano on Nullification and the Constitutional Powers of States
Published on Aug 30, 2012 by TenthAmendmentCenter. "The power that the States gave to the Federal Government - they can take back. They can even Nullify!" This is an excerpt of his lecture on "What Ever Happened to the Constitution?" Full video here. Recorded 29 July 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.

SEALs 'pulled off duty' over Bin Laden raid book
RT - US Navy SEALs have reportedly been taken off active duty as a consequence of the leaked firsthand account “No Easy Day” about the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan which resulted in his death. The entire command of SEAL Team Six, which carried out the operation, has likely been told to stand down temporarily, according to former SEAL Brandon Webb.

10 Signs That You're Fully Awake
Activist Post - Isn't it obvious that there is a significant global awakening happening? Just as the Mayans predicted so many years ago, the apocalypse would become apparent in 2012. But many misinterpret the apocalypse to be the end of the world, when in fact it actually means an "un-covering, a revelation of something hidden."

40 Signs That We Have Seriously Messed Up The Next Generation Of Americans
Michael Snyder - What in the world have we done to our kids? If you spend much time with them, you quickly realize that the next generation of Americans is woefully unprepared to deal with the real world.

2012 Election News

VIDEO: Ron Paul On Jay Leno: ‘Time To Prepare For 2016′
Sep 4, 2012.

VIDEO: What’s Next for the Liberty Movement?
Tom Woods - I created this page as a place where those of us who believe in the message of Ron Paul can discuss what we’re all up to and what we should do in the future. It accompanies this video... What are your thoughts? Please share them here. And I hope to see you at LibertyFest on October 13, 2012, where we’re going to take up this very issue.

Republicans Cross the Rubicon by Paul Craig Roberts - The operative question was obvious: How can the American people trust the Republicans with the awesome power of the executive branch when the Republican Party just finished demonstrating for all to see its Stalinist qualities by crushing the anti-war, anti-police state wing of its party?

VIDEO: Delegate Texas-Romney Rule Change Backlash at RNC
Daily Paul - Santorum supporter speaks up on behalf of liberty - The people want a voice... even a Santorum supporter would say that that's the last straw with Romney due to his power-grabbing behavior too. It's good to see that Ron Paul supporters are not the only ones outraged by this.

Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater indoor arena
Daily Mail - Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’.

DNC recycles 4-year-old promises for Obama’s 2012 platform
RT - In the latest draft, the DNC says they are in the middle of “substantially reducing the population at Guantánamo Bay,” and insists, “we remain committed to working with all branches of government to close the prison altogether because it is inconsistent with our national security interests and our values.” Only four years earlier, however, the committee was much clearer with its goals. Back then, reveals the 2008 party platform, the Democrats vowed, “We will close the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, the location of so many of the worst constitutional abuses in recent years.”

The Daily - Forget this year's presidential race. The 2016 Iowa caucuses already are under way. With no Democratic standard-bearer waiting in the wings regardless of whether President Obama wins a second term, Iowa Democrats are once against basking in their first-in-the-nation status. A slew of potential presidential candidates are addressing Iowa delegates during events at the party's national convention here. And they'll surely be ready with the flattery.


US competitiveness ranking down again
Press TV - The United States has slipped further down a global ranking of the world's most competitive economies, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) survey released on Wednesday. The world's largest economy, which was placed 5th last year, fell two positions to the 7th spot - marking its fourth year of decline.

Three Times As Many Americans Enter Poverty As Find Jobs
Zero Hedge - Indicatively, the 173,600 increase in Food stamps recipients in June was three times greater than Americans finding jobs (64,000, most of which part-time) according to the BLS. Finally, a new record was also breached for American households on food stamps, which now hit 22.4 million, an increase of 106,298 households. The average benefit per household decline once more, this time to $276.5. Not an all time low, but just above it.

Veteran News

VIDEO: 92-Year-Old WWII Vet Exercises His Rights to Bear Arms to Defend His Property
The Blaze - A 92-year-old World War II veteran shot and killed a suspected robber who attempted to break into his Kentucky home Monday morning. Two other men believed to be involved in the botched home invasion are lucky to have escaped with their lives and are now behind bars, WLWT reports.

AUDIO: Federal Cuts Threaten Live Taps At Military Funerals
CBS News - When you go to a military funeral at Calverton National Cemetery or Pinelawn National Cemetery on Long Island, you expect to hear Taps performed live. However, with federal funding being cut, they may have to switch to a recording as opposed to a live tribute. A group of business owners, along with the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, have teamed up to set up a fund to keep Taps live. “When you take away the human element and basically turn it into a recording what you’re doing is dehumanizing and taking away the last drop of respect this country can give its veterans,” said Jeff Clyman, president of the American Airpower Museum.

Housing Market

US mortgage rates down
Press TV - Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan declined to 3.59 percent, down from 3.66 percent last week, according to AP. Five weeks ago, the rate fell to 3.49 percent, the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s.

Energy & Environment

YouTube: Government criminalizes rainwater collection from your own property - outrageous assault on freedom
Published on Sep 2, 2012 by TheHealthRanger - America is rapidly devolving into a collectivist / socialist / communist police state, where the government controls all natural resources and private property, while individual citizens have no liberties or freedoms.

UPDATE: Assumption Parish Sinkhole
Assumptionla - Three new bubbling spots have been identified and confirmed; in Bayou Corne, Grand Bayou, and Triche Canal. DEQ will pull samples to investigate and the spots will be monitored. Once lab results are available, they will be posted.


No on 37' campaign against GMO labeling exposed as complete fraud
(NaturalNews) As Californians gear up to head to the polls on November 6 in support of Proposition 37 and food labeling transparency, the biotechnology industry and its corporate allies are desperately trying, in any way possible, to convince the public with their crafty No on 37 campaign that family farmers, taxpayers, ordinary consumers, and others are against the mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). But upon further digging, it turns out that the entire No on 37 campaign is nothing but an elaborate front group fraud hatched by Monsanto and other "Frankenfood" giants to appear as though it is some kind of grassroots movement fighting against a "deceptive food labeling scheme.

Vitamin B3 may be the cure for drug-resistant superbug infections
(NaturalNews) While the pharmaceutical industry is busy trying to conjure up new drugs to tackle the antibiotic-resistant "superbug" epidemic, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation explains how simple vitamin B3, also known as nicotinamide (NAM), taken in high doses may effectively thwart staph and other potentially life-threatening infections without the need for drugs.

VIDEO: Debunked: Ridiculous Study Claims Organic Same as Conventional
Natural Society - The latest study to demonize foods free of GMO ingredients and mercury-containing high-fructose corn syrup ultimately once again fails to accurately address key aspects of the conventional verses organic debate and even falls short of properly addressing the limited scope of concerns it does attempt to analyze. You can see even from the comments on many of the mainstream reports that readers quickly saw through the eroneous ‘organic is the same as conventional’ headlines and began highlighting the many inaccuracies of the research.

Achieving Simple Weight Loss with Oregano Oil
Natural Society - Looking to lose weight? New research shows that oregano oil could be a promising solution to help reduce the chances of obesity and weight gain. According to Wellness Resources, the study involved feeding mice a high fat diet to induce obesity. But, the mice who were also given oregano oil saw a smaller weight gain than those who weren’t.

Why My Doctor Hates Obamacare
The Week - Lawmakers in D.C. may truly be committed to improving America’s health-care system. But according to actual physicians, our leaders are going about it all wrong.... Here is a sampling of what my own internist, who has taken care of thousands of patients over the past 20 years, shared with me...

Science & Technology

Find out if your Apple device was among the 12 million units hacked and tracked by the FBI
Several hours ago, the latest hacker group to gain prominence, AntiSec, a subset of Anonymous, disclosed that it had obtained the confidential user data contained in some some 12 million Apple units after hacking an FBI Dell Vostro notebook computer...Read More...

Homeland Security’s domain seizures worries Congress
CNET - In a letter (pdf) sent last week to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary Janet Napolitano, three members of the House Judiciary Committee aired their unease. “We are concerned about your Departments’ seizure of domain names under Operation In Our Sites, launched in November 2010,” the letter said. “Our concern centers on your Department’s methods, and the process given, when seizing the domain names of websites whose actions and content are presumed to be lawful, protected speech.”

Anonymous FBI laptop hack nets 12 million Apple iOS users' data
RT - “During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was breached using the AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java,” boasts the hacking group. AntiSec’s archive lists 1,000,001 profiles including user names, devices names, cell phone numbers and addresses. The data was originally picked from Apple iOS devices, namely iPhones, iPads and iPods.

Apple Granted Patent To Disable Cameras According To Location
Steve Watson - Apple was granted a patent [U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902] last week that will enable it to wirelessly disable the camera on iphones in certain locations, sparking fears that such techniques could be used to prevent citizens from communicating with each other or taking video during protests or events such as political conventions and gatherings.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

USDA Offers the Biotech Industry Blanket Immunity for Contaminating Organic Crops
Alliance for Natural Health - USDA calls it “coexistence,” but it’s just a way for GMO farmers to harm whomever they like—without consequence.... The AC21 [USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture] is currently working on a draft report for discussion. The recommendation the committee seems to be heading toward is an insurance program that non-GE farmers have to buy into that would compensate them in case their crops were contaminated by GE materials. This proposal, concocted solely to let GMO producers off the hook, is troubling for many reasons.

Thomas Jefferson, ‘Founding Foodie’
NY Times - In 1811, Jefferson wrote of the garden to a friend: “I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position, it should have been on a rich spot on earth, well watered, and near a good market for the productions of a garden. No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of a garden.”

Pet News

Allergies Genetic or Induced? - Lets start with Glutens. Dogs and cats are carnivores. They lack the digestive enzyme amylase required to break down glutens. These components are found in grains including rice, corn, oats, and wheat. When undigested food enters the digestive track, it can trigger an inflammatory response in the gut lining. You need to consider the fact that seventy percent of your pets immunity begins with the state of the digestive system.

The #1 Reason Cats are Surrendered to Shelters
Dr. Becker - The technical name for this behavior problem is Feline Inappropriate Elimination. Learn what is often behind a change in kitty's bathroom habits.


YouTube: This Heartwarming Video Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity!
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Today in History - Tuesday - September 4, 2012
1781 - Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers.
1825 - New York Governor Clinton ceremoniously emptied a barrel of Lake Erie water in the Atlantic Ocean to consummate the "Marriage of the Waters" of the Great Lakes and the Atlantic.
1833 - Barney Flaherty answered an ad in "The New York Sun" and became the first newsboy/paperboy at the age of 10.
1885 - The Exchange Buffet opened in New York City. It was the first self-service cafeteria in the U.S.
1886 - Geronimo, and the Apache Indians he led, surrendered in Skeleton Canyon in Arizona to Gen. Nelson Miles.
1888 - George Eastman registered the name "Kodak" and patented his roll-film camera. The camera took 100 exposures per roll.
1894 - A strike in New York City by 12,000 tailors took place to protest sweatshops.
1899 - An 8.3 earthquake hit Yakutat Bar, AK.
1917 - The American expeditionary force in France suffered its first fatalities in World War I.
1944 - During World War II, British troops entered the city of Antwerp, Belgium.
1951 - The first live, coast-to-coast TV broadcast took place in the U.S. The event took place in San Francisco, CA, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. It was seen all the way to New York City, NY.
1957 - The Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus to keep nine black students from going into Little Rock's Central High School.
1957 - The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel. The car was so unpopular that it was taken off the market only two years.
1967 - Michigan Gov. George Romney said during a TV interview that he had undergone "brainwashing" by U.S. officials while visiting Vietnam in 1965.
1981 - The Soviet Union began war games with about 100,000 troops on the Polish border.
1983 - U.S. officials announced there had been an American plane, used for reconnaissance, in the vicinity of the Korean Air Lines flight that was shot down.
1989 - A reconnaissance satellite was released by the Air Force's Titan 3 rocket. The Titan 3 set over 200 satellites into space between 1964 and 1989.
1993 - Pope John Paul II started his first visit to the former Soviet Union.
1995 - The Fourth World Conference on Women was opened in Beijing. There were over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.
1998 - In Mexico, bankers stopped approving personal loans and mortgages.
1998 - The International Monetary Fund approved a $257 million loan for the Ukraine.
1998 - While in Ireland, U.S. President Clinton said the words "I'm sorry" for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and described his behavior as indefensible.
2003 - Keegan Reilly, 22, became the first paraplegic climber to reach the peak of Japan's Mount Fuji.

World News

‘Iran must steer clear of US interests in Gulf’ - The United States has indirectly informed Iran, via two European nations, that it would not back an Israeli strike against the country’s nuclear facilities, as long as Tehran refrains from attacking American interests in the Persian Gulf, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.

France warns of 'massive' response if Syria uses chemical weapons
RT - The West will retaliate harshly if the Syrian army deploys chemical weapons, France’s foreign minister said Monday. Damascus vowed not to use its chemical arsenal against its own people, but left the option open in the event of a foreign invasion. The Syrian army is believed to possess stockpiles of nerve agents and mustard gas, and the Scud missiles capable of delivering them. If Damascus chose to use their biological or chemical weapons, “our response … would be massive and blistering,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday during an interview with RMC radio.

Moody’s cuts EU outlook to ‘negative’
RT - "The negative outlook on the EU's long-term ratings reflects the negative outlook on the Aaa ratings of the member states with large contributions to the EU budget: Germany, France, the UK and the Netherlands, which together account for around 45 per cent of the EU's budget revenue," Moody’s said in a statement on Monday.

US rattles saber against Iran in attempt to stall Israeli strike
RT - The US announced it will take further indirect action against Iran in an effort to delay a possible Israeli strike against the country. Washington’s plans to halt Iran’s embattled nuclear program include military exercises in the Persian Gulf. In addition to increasing US naval activity in the region, Washington is also preparing to intensify economic sanctions against Iran’s oil industry, the New York Times reported.

Official: Iran would take action if US attacked Syria - Iran would take action if the United States were to carry out an act of "stupidity" and attack Syria, an Iranian military official was quoted as saying on Saturday, but the comments later disappeared from the state-linked agency website. Iran has steadfastly supported Syrian President Bashar Assad in his bid to suppress an uprising which both Tehran and Damascus see as a proxy war by Israel and Western states to extend their influence in the Middle East.

Al-Qaeda Leader Strikes Deal With U.S., Saudis To Send 5,000 Fighters to Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - Tariq al-Fadhli, jihadist leader of the Southern Yemen insurgency and a man personally trained by Bin Laden, has successfully negotiated with U.S. and Saudi officials to send 5,000 jihadist fighters via Turkey to aid Syrian rebels in the attempted overthrow of President Bashar Al-Assad, reports AlAlam. The report was also picked up by

VIDEO: Hands off Syria! Frankfurt protests against military intervention
RT - The UN Security Council's push for a human corridor in Syria, which critics say could bring military intervention, has sparked protests in Germany. About 1,000 people gathered in Frankfurt demanding an end to foreign meddling in the Syrian conflict.... “We are here to expose the lies about Syria that are being shown to the rest of the world,” one of the protesters told RT. “The dead that are being shown were killed by terrorists and blamed on Assad. They are sponsored by NATO, the US, Turkey and Qatar.”

Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi performs dramatic U-turn telling audience in Iran that he supported military intervention in Syria
Independent Aug 30, 2012 - Mr Morsi told the meeting of 120 countries at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran that the crisis in Syria was a “responsibility on all our shoulders” and that regional players should confront the “oppressive regime” President Assad.

US Sends 200 Marines To Guatemala To Fight Drug War
Business Insider - A team of 200 U.S. Marines have begun patrolling Guatemala’s western coast in an unprecedented operation to combat drug trafficking in Central America, the AP reports.

Thousands swamp Bahrain highway in first legal 'Freedom and Democracy' demo in weeks
RT - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded a major highway in Bahrain for the first sanctioned opposition rally in months. They called on the government to release a prominent human rights activist and demanded greater freedom.

Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence
RT - Pakistani police arrested an Imam on Sunday over accusations he had planted evidence on a Christian girl accused of burning a Koran, allegedly to frame her. Witnesses say the cleric tore pages from the Koran and planted them in the girl’s bag. Imam Khalid Chishti had previously presented police with evidence that Rimsha Masih – a Christian girl believed to be 11 to 14 years old who may also be mentally disabled – had committed blasphemy by burning pages of the Koran. He was arrested on Sunday after witnesses claimed he had falsified the evidence.

Argentine tax agents to track all credit card buys
AP - Argentina just made it more expensive for its people to use credit cards outside the country, and more dangerous for cardholders who aren't paying all the taxes they should. One measure published in Friday's official bulletin adds a 15 percent tax every time people make a purchase outside the country using a card issued by an Argentine bank. Another requires the banks to report every credit card purchase, home or abroad, to the tax agency.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Five facts that put America to shame
Press TV - "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses...I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" These words, from poet Emma Lazarus, were inscribed on the Statue of Liberty over 100 years ago. Today the golden door has a lock on it, paid for with record profits from the health care, education, and financial industries.

VIDEO: NASA shells out award for 'ninja star' supersonic plane design
RT - NASA has awarded a $100,000 grant for the development of a ‘ninja star-shaped’ plane capable of supersonic travel. The groundbreaking aircraft is capable of turning at 90 degree-angles mid-flight, transforming it into a supersonic jet.

FEMA Needs Another 1 Million MRE’s Today, Over 19 Million Ordered in Last Month
Intel Hub - Due to Hurricane Isaac’s landfall and subsequent stalling, the Department of Homeland Security finds that they need 1,100,000 low sodium MRE’s to cope with the sudden demand. And they literally need them TODAY! The shipment date is set for 1 September 2012.... However, in the past 30 days, FEMA has already requested MRE’s three times, for a total of 19,123,704 meals. Solicitation Numbers HSFE70-12-R-0019, HSFE70-12-R-0060, HSFE70-12-R-0081.

VIDEO: Anti-Obama Artist Debuts 'Obamanation' Interactive Painting
Fox News - Artist Jon McNaughton explains the interactive painting he has created with 60 symbols that detail the “Obamanation” of the Barack Obama Presidency. He urges everyone to head over to his website to view the painting and click on the interactive links embedded in the symbols within the painting.

Where’s the Evidence Proving TSA’s Backscatter Scanners are Safe?
Dr. Mercola - At the end of last year, the EU banned all scanning that expose the public to ionizing radiation, even if the exposure is miniscule. No verifiable, independent scientific testing of the safety of the backscatter scanners has been made, and some scientists believe the high quality images produced cannot possibly be obtained with the low levels of radiation described, and that the actual level may be 45 times higher than what the manufacture is claiming.

Self-Driving Cars Approved by California Legislature
CNBC News - If signed by Governor Jerry Brown, Padilla's bill would legally allow autonomous vehicles on the road and charge the state's Department of Motor Vehicles with determining the standards for self-driving cars, rules which current do not exist under the present vehicle code.... Despite the bill's widespread political support, some quarters have voiced reservations, particularly over what happens if driverless cars crash and lawsuits are filed. "This does not protect adequately the manufacturers for liability concerns," Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers spokesman Dan Gage told the Mercury News.

LAPD launches investigation into death of woman allegedly kicked in genitals by officer - The video camera in a patrol car captured a scuffle between officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and 35-year-old mother Alesia Thomas on July 22. During the altercation Thomas allegedly sustained a genital kick in the process of forcing her in the back of the patrol car, after which she died of suffocation.

2012 Election News

Ron Paul on Jay Leno 9/4/12
Daily Paul - So Ron Paul didn't lose the Republican nomination, it was stolen. Ron Paul never conceded his delegates or endorsed Romney, and as the media presses his "loss" of the Republican nomination, he will appear in front of millions on September 4th, 2012 [show link]. He is getting more attention for his steadfastness to principles than he ever has in his life at this moment... UPDATE: Big Event to show Ron Paul in person your support for him to keep up the fight - today (Tuesday) 1 PM - Outside the Jay Leno Show Studio

VIDEO: Doug Wead: Zero Chance of Ron Paul Running Third Party
Daily Paul - In response to this thread.

YouTube: Doug Wead: Romney Threatened Ron Paul With PR A-Bomb
Ron Paul's Senior 2012 Campaign Adviser Doug Wead gives WeAreChange an exclusive interview about the Ron Paul RNC delegate controversy, criticism of Jesse Benton, and the real reason Ron Paul didn't attack Mitt Romney during the campaign.

VIDEO: Daily Show Exclusive: Michael Steele on RNC Treatment of Ron Paul
Daily Paul - "What the Republican National Committee did to Ron Paul was the height of rudeness and stupidity for this reason: Why would you alienate an individual who has the ability to attract a new generation of voters, who are already skeptical of your institution but are willing to at least listen through the vehicle of this individual and the words that he is saying? Why would you alienate them, get on the floor and not let them speak? Not have his name go up on the board and see the number of electoral votes that he receives? This is crazy! ... They are afraid of that which they cannot control."

Kennedy interviews Ron Paul on Stossel's Show
Daily Paul - August 31, 2012 - After the convention John Stossel's show had 'Kennedy's View of the at RNC'. There's a little interview with Ron from the day he stopped by to see his delegates... Watch the video here.

VIDEO; Colorado Delegate Speaks out on Morton Blackwell's Minority Report Blocked from Entering the Green Zone
Daily Paul -Tea Party Tribune, August 29, 2012 - Delegate from Colorado Jeremy Strand paid the Watchdog Wire Radio booth a visit today with some breaking developments inside the RNC's power grab through their new rules changes regarding delegates...

YouTube: Bullets Planted in Luggage of Ron Paul Delegate at 2012
Published on Sep 1, 2012 by matlarson10.


YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 9/3/12
The Doomed Dollar and the Case For a Stable Currency

US companies brace for an exit from the Euro by Greece
Press TV - Even as Greece desperately tries to avoid defaulting on its debt, American companies are preparing for what was once unthinkable: that Greece could soon be forced to leave the euro zone. Bank of America Merrill Lynch has looked into filling trucks with cash and sending them over the Greek border so clients can continue to pay local employees and suppliers in the event money is unavailable. Ford has configured its computer systems so they will be able to immediately handle a new Greek currency.

When the price of shedding student debt is hopelessness
NY Times - It isn’t easy to stand up in an open courtroom and bear witness to the abject wretchedness of your financial situation, but by the time Doug Wallace Jr. was 31 years old, he didn’t have much left to lose by trying. Diabetes had rendered him legally blind and unemployed just a few years after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University. He filed for bankruptcy protection and quickly got rid of thousands of dollars of medical and other debt. But his $89,000 in student loans were another story.

VIDEO: First Audit Results In The Federal Reserve’s Nearly 100 Year History Were Posted Today, They Are Startling! - $16,000,000,000,000.00 had been secretly given out to US banks and corporations and foreign banks everywhere from France to Scotland. From the period between December 2007 and June 2010, the Federal Reserve had secretly bailed out many of the world’s banks, corporations, and governments. The Federal Reserve likes to refer to these secret bailouts as an all-inclusive loan program, but virtually none of the money has been returned and it was loaned out at 0% interest.

Bernanke Defends Bond Purchases in Signal of More Fed Easing
Bloomberg - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, with a little more than a year left in his second term, defended the effectiveness of unconventional monetary policies such as bond purchases and signaled he would soon deploy them again to attack unemployment.

Republican Platform Calls for Value-added Tax Scheme
Kurt Nimmo - “The 2012 Republican Platform calls for a complete overhaul of the federal tax system. No surprise there. But then it endorses a value-added tax or national sales tax as one possible solution to the nation’s budget problems. This is shocking,” writes Jim McTague for Barron’s. In order to sell this, the Republicans say they will only move to institute a value added tax – a tax that confiscates money at all stages of the production process – but only if the Sixteenth Amendment is repealed.

House panel probing stimulus cash for MSNBC ads
Washington Times - A House panel is calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to turn over all records involving a half-million dollar contract funded through President Obama’s $831 billion stimulus program that paid for more than 100 commercials on MSNBC touting a “green jobs” initiative.... But spending reports showed that no jobs were created through the contract.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

VIDEO: OWS march rolls through Charlotte ahead of Democratic convention
RT - The march drew people protesting against a variety of causes in addition to corporate collusion with the US government. Along with slogans like "Capitalism is holding back the human race," and "Bail out people, not banks," protesters were bearing signs saying “No war on Iran” and “Obama murders children with drones.” About 100 police officers walked alongside the protesters, with a helicopter hovering above the crowd. They carried wooden batons, plastic hand ties and gas masks, but did not use them as the event went smoothly.

Austin police infiltrated Occupy Austin
Statesman - Officers also had role in making possible illegal device used in Houston protest. The officers also may have crossed a fine line in undercover police work: They helped plan and manufacture devices - often called "lockboxes" - that allowed Occupy members to tie themselves together during a protest in Houston, according to interviews and court records. The use of the devices, which makes it harder for police to break up human chains, resulted in Houston police filing felony charges against seven protesters who had attempted to block a port entrance in Houston on Dec. 12.

Energy & Environment

Bombshell: Feds slam BP in key court filing, admit pollution from 2010 spill continues to ravage Gulf
Stuart Smith - The papers filed late last week by the U.S. Justice Department’s top environmental lawyers and New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten charge that BP’s effort to show the fairness of a proposed $7.8 billion settlement with thousands of Gulf Coast residents and businesses harmed by the spill is instead larded with falsehoods. The federal government’s 37-page objection to BP’s legal claims blast the oil giant’s “culture of corporate recklessness” that led to the Deepwater Horizon disaster...

Isaac shuts 72% of Gulf oil output
Press TV - About 72 percent of the Gulf of Mexico’s daily crude oil output is still shut because of Hurricane Isaac, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. The agency said the daily equivalent of about 986,698 barrels a day of oil production was offline, while about 56 percent of the Gulf’s daily natural gas output was shuttered as of [September 2] 12:30 p.m. New York time, down from 65 percent the previous day.

VIDEO: Isaac kills seven, cities still underwater after storm hits US
RT - The number of fatalities caused by Isaac between Louisiana and Mississippi has risen to seven. Victims include a man killed in a restaurant fire, two killed in traffic accidents, a woman whose car got smashed by a falling tree, and a man who fell from a tree, AP reported. A man and woman from Braithwaite, south of New Orleans, were also found dead after being unable to leave their home during immense flooding. Dozens of residents had to be rescued as heavy rains soaked the surrounding area, putting many towns under water.

US insurance firms unlikely to cover $1 billion in home damage after record-breaking drought
RT - Thousands of US homes are in critical disrepair as the country continues to suffer from this summer’s record-breaking drought. And the damages are unlikely to be paid by insurance companies. As moisture is sucked away from the ground, houses are shifting, cracking and racking up huge repair bills for surprised homeowners – bills that insurance companies rarely ever cover. Some repairs have topped $100,000, causing some homeowners to plunge into financial catastrophe as they try to make ends meet.


Coconut oil can combat tooth decay, study suggests
CBC News - Researchers at the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland have found that digested coconut oil inhibits the growth of common bacteria that cause tooth decay and could be an effective alternative to chemical additives in dental hygiene products.

13 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Coconut Oil
Activist Post - While coconut oil has dragged itself out of the muck of vast misrepresentation over the past few years, it still rarely gets the appreciation it truly deserves. Not just a "good" saturated fat, coconut oil is an exceptional healing agent as well, with loads of useful health applications.

Are stress and high cortisol depleting your vitamin D?
(NaturalNews) According to recent studies reported by the Body Ecology website, cortisol, the flight or fight hormone, can disrupt your body's vitamin D3 uptake. If cortisol is produced by chronic stress that can't be acted upon by running or fighting for your life, the cortisol builds up in your body. This is the situation with many of us who try to suppress chronic low level stress and carry on with what many consider "normal" life. Here's another factor according to the report: Normally, cortisol production decreases from midnight to 4 a.m. Staying up past midnight creates an irregular cortisol production pattern that may result in increased cortisol in your body as it tries to compensate. That's not good news for us night owls.

Mental Disabilities in Children Double After Just One General Anesthesia
Gaia Health - Children who are given general anesthesia just one time before the age of three are nearly 2-1/2 times more likely to suffer from verbal disability and 1-3/4 times more likely to be deficient in intelligence.

VIDEO: The Truth About Most Vitamins and Supplements
Natural Society - Synthetic vitamins like artificial vitamin A have actually been linked to birth defects, while food-based vitamin A is a beneficial substance at the right levels. Peer-reviewed medical research has also linked synthetic vitamin E to 8 associated diseases including cancer and DNA damage. But what about the natural form? Mainstream sources like CNN dishonestly reported that ‘vitamin E’ is causing cancer without actually specifying that it was the synthetic version studied. As a result, certain vitamins have been demonized incorrectly by these misleading studies.

EPA changes rules to allow more toxic cleaning chemicals in mainstream food
(NaturalNews) Recently, the EPA made a ruling on the use of a chemical that's used for a variety of products, including sanitizing cleaners for facilities of food industry providers and restaurants. The chemical will show up in processed foods.... An August 22, 2012 Courthouse News edition contained a short article entitled "More Ammonia Now Allowed in Processed Food." It was a reference to the EPA's latest revision for limits using Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium in the carbonate or bicarbonate form (DDACB). Focus on ammonia.

Health Basics - What exactly is a raw food diet?
(NaturalNews) Most Americans have "hot meals" two out of every three sit downs per day, and usually that food itself has already been cooked, maybe at very high temperatures, and then processed, and finally loaded with preservatives and artificial ingredients. Even organic food which is cooked at over 118 degrees will most likely kill the nutrients, but there are some exceptions.

Your biological terrain is deranged by grains
(NaturalNews) A major cause of chronic degenerative disease is a deranged biological terrain. We need to identify the specific foods that disrupt the biological terrain - and the foods that heal it. Foods that disrupt the biological terrain diminish the negative charge of the red blood cells. In essence, although they taste good to many people, these foods accelerate the process of rotting, or the composting of Western civilization.

Just how beneficial is a gluten-free diet for those without celiac disease?
(NaturalNews) Wheat has been genetically morphed into a high glycemic index (GI) food that spikes your blood sugar as bad as or worse than sugar. This morphing was done over decades of cross breeding compatible plants, not by laboratory GMO freaks. Even worse than its high GI is the fact that those wheat kernels and other grains contain a type of protein called gluten. It's a sticky sort of protein that's useful for binding. According to naturopath Glen Depke, it appears that the old wheat was three percent gluten, and now it is 50 percent. This hybrid was created to make better textured breads and pastries and produce a higher crop yield.

Science & Technology

Bionic eyes about to become reality: Installation of high-tech eyeball to cost $115,000
(NaturalNews) After years of theorizing, delays and non-human trials, a type of bionic eye implant is set to hit the market, first in Europe but then, hopefully soon, in the United States. The implants are said to be capable of completely restoring sight to blind patients, but only if their blindness was caused by a faulty retina, as in macular degeneration (suffered by millions of elderly people), diabetic retinopathy or any other degenerative eye disease.

Walmart Is Testing A Scan And Go iPhone App That Could One Day Replace Cashiers
Business Insider - The test was put together by Walmart Labs. The app let employees scan items on their phones but not pay on the devices. Instead the app transferred all scanned items to a self-checkout kiosk. But Walmart has said it's working on a mobile payment network with other retailers that could rival current solutions like Google Wallet.... Walmart's US stores spend about $12 millions on cashier wages per second, so an app like this could save the company a lot of money.

VIDEO: The Cashless Grid Is Here: Google Wallet Aims to Make Leather Wallet Obsolete
Aaron Dykes - The digital platform is phasing in I.D. verification, including digital driver’s licenses, along with a slew of features meant to appeal to consumer convenience, including downloadable coupons, loyalty cards, and e-tickets– putting totally digital, cashless systems closer than ever. With verified identity credentials, users could check in for flights, download virtual boarding passes and even prove who they are, all while phasing out the need for physical documents and even plastic cards.

Google gets patent for software that can intelligently identify any object on the planet
Daily Mail - The patent describes technology that can scan a video - for instance the thousands of hours uploaded to YouTube each day - and then pick out landmarks, objects and context, helping it to tag and categorise it.... Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: 'Yet again this looks like users losing control of what happens to their data. 'If information about your location is instantly added to photos, not only does it alert people to where you are it means Google can associate your identity with even more information, like where you’ve visited and whether you have pets.


Have You Found Your Treasure Yet?
Activist Post - "Wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure." -- Paulo Coelho - A great majority of people never find their treasure mainly because they don't listen to their hearts. Instead they are guided by false fears that their mind tricks them to believe are real. These fears are what trap us into a life not of our choosing. A life that usually leads to misery. Ask yourself, how would I spend my days if I already had all the money I ever needed? Or, what would be your dream occupation? This is your Personal Legend where you will find your treasure.

Today in History - Monday - September 3, 2012
1783 - The Revolutionary War between the U.S. and Great Britain ended with the Treaty of Paris.
1833 - The first successful penny newspaper in the U.S., "The New York Sun," was launched by Benjamin H. Day.
1838 - Frederick Douglass boarded a train in Maryland on his way to freedom from being a slave.
1895 - The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0.
1939 - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.
1943 - Italy was invaded by the Allied forces during World War II.
1954 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.
1966 - The television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" ended after 14 years.
1967 - Nguyen Van Thieu was elected president of South Vietnam under a new constitution.
1967 - In Sweden, motorists stopped driving on the left side of the road and began driving on the right side.
1976 - The U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet's surface.
1981 - Egypt arrested more than 1,500 opponents of the government.
1989 - The U.S. began shipping military aircraft and weapons, worth $65 million, to Columbia in its fight against drug lords.
1994 - Russia and China announced that they would no longer be targeting nuclear missiles or using force against each other.


World News

We will not support possible unilateral Israeli attack on Iran: US
(PressTV) Amid Israel's war rhetoric against Iran, the United States has sent a message to the Islamic Republic, stating that Washington would not support Tel Aviv in case of any possible unilateral strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Iran developing advanced defense system to surpass Russian S-300
(Press TV) A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic has started to produce an air defense system that will be more advanced than the Russian S-300.

Damascus open to plans to resolve unrest if sovereignty respected
(Press TV) The Syrian government says it welcomes any initiative to end the months-long violence in the country, as long as the country's sovereignty is respected.

Israel threatens to demolish 'illegal' Bedouin school
(RT) Israel has threatened to demolish a Bedouin encampment in the West Bank that contains a school, claiming that the community was built without appropriate permits and was hindering the development of new Israeli settlements.

Mass killer's messages: Breivik's correspondences hit Norwegian book stores
(RT) A book containing over 7,000 emails sent and received by Anders Breivik was released Monday by a Norwegian publisher. The correspondences show how the extremist prepared for his July 2011 attacks, which left 77 people dead.

Russian missile chief claims shield-penetrating ICBM ready by 2018
(RT)Russia will begin production six years from now of a new heavy ICBM that can better penetrate the US missile defense system in Europe, the head of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces said.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Pentagon threats won't delay Bin Laden kill mission book's release
(RT) The publisher of a book purporting to chronicle an insider account of the Navy SEAL operation to raid Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan compound will begin sales on Tuesday, ignoring the Pentagon's legal threats against the author.

How to Break the Back of Corporate "Intellectual" Domination
(Activist Post) Boycott corporations monopolizing, misguiding, and destroying human civilization.
Movies, music, and TV created by huge monopolizing media cartels like Disney, Sony, Warner Brothers, Fox, Paramount, as well as software companies like Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Autodesk, and many others, belong to a consortium of corporate-financier interests driving the "intellectual property" crusade and many of its unpopular creations, including SOPA, ACTA, and a campaign of jailing grannies and college kids for simply sharing information deemed "property" of these corporations.

FEMA requests even more emergency food
(Activist Post) On the 31st of August, 2012, FEMA requested 1.1 Million low sodium MRE's to help with the demands from Hurricane Isaac. They needed to be shipped on September 1st. On September 1st, at 10:18 PM ET, FEMA transmitted another solicitation for MRE's. This time, the standard "Commercial Meal" MRE for those not on a restricted diet.

10 Signs That You're Fully Awake
(Activist Post) Isn't it obvious that there is a significant global awakening happening? Just as the Mayans predicted so many years ago, the apocalypse would become apparent in 2012. But many misinterpret the apocalypse to be the end of the world, when in fact it actually means an "un-covering, a revelation of something hidden."

Corrupt USDA conspired to funnel hundreds of millions in taxpayer money to beef industry lobbyists
(NaturalNews) It may be hard to associate "corruption" with a U.S. government agency (insert dripping sarcasm here), but it's true: Sometimes those stewards of our tax dollars don't spend them very wisely.

2012 Election News

DNC security rules raise fears of unconstitutional police tactics
(RT) As the Democratic National Convention nears, people in Charlotte could face arrest for carrying water bottles, socks, markers, and other seemingly unthreatening items, triggering worries over free speech violations and warrantless searches.

Video: New! Ron Paul Delegates speak out against RNC Corruption
From The Daily Paul

Mass GOP Lawyer Vincent DeVito Assaults Woman at RNC
(Daily Paul) Last Tuesday August 28, 2012, MassGOP Legal Counsel Vincent DeVito assaulted a woman during the Rules Committee Meeting at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

GOP is Trying to Quash Grassroots Movement, Ron Paul Supporters Fear
(Daily Paul) The Republican National Convention may be over, but Minnesota's delegates sure left an impression. So much so, in fact, that some of those delegates are deeply concerned-in the wake of their continued support of Ron Paul as a nominee, instead of Mitt Romney-that the Republican Party is quietly working to render powerless all future delegates who express independence from the party line.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

OWS march rolls through Charlotte ahead of Democratic convention (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
(RT) Hundreds of people have taken part in the March on Wall Street South event in Charlotte, carrying banners, banging drums and chanting slogans against corporate greed. The protest ahead of the Democratic National Convention proceeded peacefully.


5 Meat-Free Recipes for Labor Day
(Care2) Not only is Labor Day a national holiday synonymous with cookouts, it also marks the second biggest diet day of the year. There's one way for you to stick to your New Year's Resolution, or avoid the necessity of a fall weight loss resolution, if you mind your plate this weekend. Be smart about what you serve or eat and your waistline will come away from the weekend unscathed. The easiest way to do that? Go vegetarian! That's right, on one of the biggest burger weekends of the year we're saying go green with your diet. You can make one heck of a delicious cookout affair with vegetarian recipes just as satisfying as any piece of meat ever wanted to be. We can help you get started with our favorite vegetarian cookout recipes!

Mandatory Chemotherapy for Children with Cancer?
Most people have some second or even first-hand experience with cancer. Whether you've watched a loved one struggle, or if you are a survivor yourself, you know how difficult the battle can be.

Are stress and high cortisol depleting your vitamin D?
(Natural News) According to recent studies reported by the Body Ecology website, cortisol, the flight or fight hormone, can disrupt your body's vitamin D3 uptake.

Baby boomers - Why detoxifying toxins from your early years could save your life
(Natural News) Prescription drug abuse is currently on the rise among all age groups, but particularly among the aging "baby boomer" generation born between 1946 and 1964. Millions of people from this generation who are now in their 50s and 60s are beginning to suffer the health consequences...

Obesity accelerates cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease progression
(Natural News) As obesity rates continue to soar among all age groups in the U.S. and most other countries, the incidence of chronic diseases spawned by excess abdominal fat follows on a parallel course. Medical scientists have repeatedly confirmed that risk for heart disease, diabetes...

Pet News

10 Warning Signs of Diabetes in Dogs & Cats
A growing epidemic amongst our pets, recognizing and spreading awareness about diabetes in dogs and cats is vital to helping pet owners spot and treat the disorder early.

All-Around Non-Toxic Flea Control
Let's face it. Fleas are the WORST, but applying pesticides to our pampered pooches doesn't make us howl with excitement either. In an attempt to find non-toxic flea control remedies, Care2 staff stumbled upon this amazing technique that kills fleas fast without toxic chemicals. While citrus peel extract (d-limonene) works well for dogs, cats can't tolerate it, so this is an especially great choice.




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