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Monday - September 30, 2013 - Today In History:
1777 - The Congress of the United States moved to York, PA, due to advancing British forces.
1787 - The Columbia left Boston and began the trip that would make it the first American vessel to sail around the world.
1868 - Spain's Queen Isabella was deposed and fled to France.
1882 - In Appleton, WI, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began operating.
1946 - An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.
1949 - The Berlin Airlift came to an end. The airlift had taken 2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the Soviet blockade.
1954 - The U.S. Navy commissioned the Nautilus submarine at Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered vessel. The submarine had been launched on January 21, 1954.
1966 - Albert Speer and Baldur von Schirach were released at midnight from Spandau prison after completing their 20-year sentences. Speer was the Nazi minister of armaments and von Schirach was the founder of Hitler Youth.
1971 - The Soviet Union and the United States signed pacts that were aimed at avoiding an accidental nuclear war.
1971 - A committee of nine people was organized to investigate the prison riot at Attica, NY. 10 hostages and 32 prisoners were killed when National Guardsmen stormed the prison on September 13, 1971.
1976 - California enacted the Natural Death Act of California. The law was the first example of right-to-die legislation in the U.S.
1983 - The first AH-64 Apache attack helicopter was rolled out by McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company.
1986 - The U.S. released accused Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov, one day after the Nicholas Daniloff had been released by the Soviets.
1987 - Mikhail S. Gorbachev retired President Andrei A. Gromyko from the Politburo and fired other old-guard leaders in a shake-up at the Kremlin.
1989 - Thousands of East Germans began emigrating under an accord between the NATO nations and the Soviet Union.
1989 - Non-Communist Cambodian guerrillas claimed that they had captured 3 towns and 10 other positions from the residing government forces.
1990 - The Soviet Union and South Korea opened diplomatic relations.
1993 - U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell retired.
1994 - The space shuttle Endeavor took off on an 11-day mission. Part of the mission was to use a radar instrument to map remote areas of the Earth.
1997 - France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the persecution and deportation of Jews the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.
1998 - Gov. Pete Wilson of California signed a bill into law that defined "invasion of privacy as trespassing with the intent to capture audio or video images of a celebrity or crime victim engaging in a personal of family activity." The law went into effect January 1, 1999.
1999 - In Tokaimura, Japan, radiation escaped a nuclear facility after workers accidentally set off an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction.

World News

Russia made sure UNSC Syria resolution leaves no loopholes for use of force – Lavrov
Russia reached its aim of making sure professionals from the international chemical weapons watchdog are the main actors regarding the UN resolution on Syria, and that there are no loopholes for military action, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told Channel One.
* Related article: UN Security Council unanimously adopts Syria resolution

Syria govt ‘ready to go to Geneva for dialogue, not to hand over power to anyone’ – Syrian FM
RT - The Syrian government is ready for peace talks with the opposition, but the legitimacy of President Assad “isn’t up for discussion,” Syrian FM Walid Muallem said. It comes as the Syrian opposition remains undecided on who will represent them at Geneva.

VIDEO: Susan Rice: Regime change US objective in Syria
Press TV - “The position of the United States has been and remains very clear, and that is that Assad must go,” Susan Rice said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS about the ongoing chemical weapons negotiations with Syria.

VIDEO: Syria’s Assad rejects talks with Qaeda-linked groups
Press TV - "We cannot discuss with al-Qaeda offshoots and organizations that are affiliated with al-Qaeda," Assad said, adding, "We cannot negotiate with the people who ask for foreign intervention and military intervention in Syria."

Nigeria students killed in college attack
The Guardian - Suspected Islamic extremists have gunned down dozens of students as they slept in their dormitories during a night-time attack on an agricultural college in north-east Nigeria, the school's provost said.

SAS set to strike Somali al-Shabaab mall terror group
Daily Star - Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has asked for help to “disrupt” the Islamist extremists.

Kenyan Official: Troops Caused Mall Collapse - Kenya's military caused the collapse of three floors of the Westgate Mall in the deadly terrorist siege, a top-ranking official disclosed Friday, while the government urged patience with the pace of an investigation that has left key questions unanswered.

Egypt calls for WMD-free Middle East
Press TV - The Egyptian foreign minister says Israel must join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in order to bring about a nuclear-weapons-free Middle East.

US betraying its troops' interpreters
Press TV - Under a program called Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) for Iraqi and Afghan, the interpreters and translators were promised that if they give one year of faithful and valuable service to the US military, they and their immediate families would be given special visas that could easily land them in the United States.

China wins $2 billion oil deal in Uganda
Raw Story - China’s state-owned CNOOC has secured a $2-billion deal to develop a petroleum field in Uganda and help propel the east African nation into the club of oil-producing countries, an official said Friday.

Total GMO Ban To Be Considered By Russia Within Weeks
Prevent Disease - As one of the few nations in the world with a GMO-free platform, Russia does not allow any cultivation of GMOs for commercial purposes. Their regulatory agencies recently suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage.

6.8 tremor hits Pakistan's Balochistan days after first quake killed hundreds
RT - At least 22 people have reportedly been killed as a second powerful earthquake has struck Balochistan in southwestern Pakistan, the region where another deadly quake claimed over 500 lives earlier this week.

VIDEO: Russia warns of more gas use by Syria militants
Press TV - “We have serious suspicions that these attempts [to use chemical weapons] will continue,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Russian Kommersant daily published on Monday. He added that the US has not produced any evidence on the Syrian government's role in last month’s chemical attack

Iran behind anti-WMD rider in chemical watchdog's decision on Syria - Lavrov
RT - The Iranian proposal reflects Russia’s long standing belief that the Middle East should be free of weapons of mass destruction. The clause, submitted by Tehran was included in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) decision on Friday ahead of the UNSC vote on a new Syrian resolution.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

It Gets Worse: John McCain Hires Fake PhD Syria ‘Expert’ Elizabeth O’Bagy - It appears that US and Arizona taxpayers may have to absorb an additional expense, as John McCain hires his latest foreign policy protegé — a woman who was previously dismissed for falsifying her PhD credentials.

Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden Raid “One Big Lie”
Paul Joseph Watson - In a wide-ranging interview published today by the Guardian, Hersh savages the US media for failing to challenge the White House on a whole host of issues, from NSA spying, to drone attacks, to aggression against Syria.

VIDEO: Reporters to reveal 'US assassination program'
Press TV - Two American journalists are working together to expose the role of the US National Security Agency in what they described as a “US assassination program.”

Shutdown looms larger after GOP move on Obamacare
Politico - House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday.... Republicans will also pass a separate bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, GOP lawmakers said. The House’s funding measure will keep the government open until mid-December.

Boehner Warned of Obamacare's Abortion 'Slush Fund,' 'Secrecy Clause'
CNS News Sept 27, 2013 - Today, 72 congressmen sent a letter to House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) urging him to insert language ending abortion funding and religious discrimination in Obamacare into any funding or debt ceiling legislation.

Hobby Lobby May Close All 500+ Stores in 41 States - A new government healthcare mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don’t cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill.... So, Hobby Lobby and my family are forced to make a choice.

Thanks To Obamacare, Employer-Based Health Insurance Is Becoming An Endangered Species
Economic Collapse - Today, only 54.9 percent of all Americans are covered by employment-based health insurance, and now thousands upon thousands of U.S. employers are considering reducing the scope of the health plans they offer to employees or eliminating them altogether due to Obamacare.

Opting-out of Obamacare through medical-sharing ministries
CNBC News - "Haven't you heard about Medi-Share?" a pitchwoman asks a friend complaining about insurance costs in a commercial for the plan. "It isn't insurance; it's a nationwide network of Christians who save money by sharing each other's medical bills. We get to pick our own doctors, and our share is almost 40 percent less than our old premium.
* Related Article: About The Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries

Montana Health Care Privacy Becomes Effective October 1st; Providers May Not Ask About Guns
Activist Post - The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) reminds Montana gun owners and health care providers that House Bill 459, enacted by the 2013 legislative session, becomes effective on October 1st.

New Orleans Police Department To Wear Cameras
The Advocate - New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said Wednesday his office is buying hundreds of cameras for officers to wear on their uniforms beginning as soon as late this year. He called the devices “the future of American law enforcement.”

Credit card firm cuts off nation’s top gun store… for selling guns
Washington Examiner - A subsidiary of Visa, a key Obama campaign donor, that specializes in credit card transactions has abruptly stopped servicing the nation’s largest gun store after four years because the store sells guns, a fact the owners never hid.

VIDEO: Ron Paul On Gun Control – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Liberty Crier - How do you solve gun violence?

7th-grader suspended for having gun keychain
NBC 10 - A 12-year-old boy was suspended from a Coventry middle school after his parents said he brought a small gun keychain to school. Joseph Lyssikatos said the keychain was in his backpack at Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School on Thursday when it fell out. A classmate picked it up and started showing it to other students.

GMO Labeling in Washington – Organic Brands Hide Behind Lobby Group
Cornucopia - Washington State’s citizen initiative 522, if passed on the November 5 ballot, will mandate clear labeling of GMO ingredients on food packages.... Cornucopia’s new infographic exposes I-522’s opponents — some of them corporate owners of beloved organic brands —and spotlights the supporters.

International Media Begins Covering Exclusive Missing Nuke Report
Anthony Gucciardi - International media picks up on exclusive high level military intelligence that alrted us to a secret nuke transfer among warnings of nuclear strike by Senator Lindsey Graham later on the same day

N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens
NY Times - The agency was authorized to conduct “large-scale graph analysis on very large sets of communications metadata without having to check foreignness” of every e-mail address, phone number or other identifier, the document said. Because of concerns about infringing on the privacy of American citizens, the computer analysis of such data had previously been permitted only for foreigners.

Residents Concerned Over Navy 'Research Blimp' Roaming Baltimore Skies For Days
CBS News - The U.S. Navy research laboratory says the blimp is a government research airship conducting aerial mapping... The blimp is mapping in the flight restriction zones around Washington D.C. It includes places like the Department of Agriculture and at some of ourmajor airports like BWI.

A Grand Bargain for Liberty?
Ron Paul - Despite all the hand-wringing heard in DC, a short-term government shut down (which doesn’t actually shut down the government) will not cause the country to collapse.

Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
WND - “If you are among the hundreds of millions of Americans who already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have,” Obama said. But as Obamacare’s rollout approaches, we have learned this is not true.

Election News

76% of GOP now 'conservative,' pick Cruz for 2016 nomination
Washington Examiner - According to a new PPP poll, which has Sen. Ted Cruz the top choice for the 2016 Republican nomination, those who describe themselves as “very conservative” make up 39 percent of the splintered party. Add in those who consider themselves “somewhat conservative,” and the right-leaning voters comprise 76 percent of the party.

Jesse Ventura, Howard Stern Set For 2016 Presidential Run
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones - Former Governor Jesse Ventura and radio personality Howard Stern are set for a sensational 2016 presidential run. Ventura will fly to New York this Wednesday to appear on Stern’s Sirius XM show, during which Ventura will formally request that Stern join him on the ticket.


YouTube: Ben Swann Interviews G. Edward Griffin
Ben Swann Jul 31, 2013 - Ben Swann talks with G. Edward Griffin, the author of Creature From Jekyll Island about the need for truth in media and how to share liberty ideas with friends, coworkers and neighbors.

‘How Money Walks’: Map shows cash fleeing states with high taxes - The map’s author, Travis H. Brown, tracked the millions of people in the U.S. who moved from state to state, taking with them more than $2 trillion in adjusted gross income. Brown says Americans are fleeing high-tax states and moving to states that offer lower taxes.... Here’s the interactive map. Just find a state and click on it to get the figures.

Western Pennsylvania Bridges Are Crumbling
Activist Post - This excellent piece of local news from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania shows how the vital infrastructure of the “City of Bridges” is badly in need of repairs to combat rampant rusting and other support problems.... Who else in the developed world has to jab PIECES OF WOOD (2:00) into the vital components of multi-million dollar bridges as part of a repair job and safety precaution?

Energy & Environment

Power Outage Wreaks Havoc in NYC
Activist Post - This is just a taste of what we can expect if it were to happen nationwide all at once... Tens of thousands of commuters scrambled Thursday for alternative transportation between the Connecticut suburbs and the city as a power failure disabled one of the nation’s busiest commuter rail lines for a second day.

House Democrats call for hearing on oil, gas spills in Colorado floods
Al Jazeera - Congressmen Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., in a letter sent Friday to the House Natural Resources Committee, called for a hearing on the spills. DeFazio is the committee's senior Democrat. “Not only have my constituents been dealing with damage to their homes, schools, and roads, they are increasingly concerned about the toxic spills that have occurred from the flooding of nearly 1,900 fracking wells in Colorado,” Polis said in a press release.

Great Shake Out: Earthquake Preparedness
Activist Post - Sponsored by the USGS, FEMA and the National Science Foundation, the Great Shake Out is scheduled for Thursday, October 17 at 10:17 AM local time, and at least ten states are participating, with 15 million US residents registered for the earthquake drill.


Supplemental Iodine Prevents and Cures Breast Cancer
NaturalNews Blog - Regardless of genetic disposition, diagnoses, or prognosis, women should be aware of another option for breast cancer. That other option could be a good diet with supplemental iodine.

Grapeseed Extract Better than Chemo at Halting Advanced Cancer
Natural Society - Grapeseed extract has been shown to halt cancer cell growth and destroy cancer cells - outperforming chemo.

Goji Berries - The Health Benefits of a Protein-Packed Superfruit
Natural Society - Goji berries are a superfruit containing health-boosting vitamins and minerals AND protein and essential amino acids.

Foods that are most alkaline
(NaturalNews) An alkaline diet maximizes people's vitality, since the tissues become supple and inflammation is lessened. There are many people who suffer from inflammations these days because of a non-alkaline diet. These inflammations cause diseases such as arthritis, cancer, irritable bowel disorders and fibromyalgia. When the body is alkaline, the bones become stronger, preventing osteoporosis.

Healthy Recipe: Grain-free, sugar-free squash cookies
Michale Hartte - These cookies are soft and nutrient-rich, unlike the conventional (sugar laden, grain heavy) nutrient-robbing cookies that you may be familiar with.

VIDEO: Diet Soda Turns Into Formaldehyde?
Activist Post - Upon ingestion, aspartame is broken, converted, and oxidized into formaldehyde in various tissues. Research links posted below...

Man diagnosed as 'comatose' for 23 years was actually fully conscious, but paralyzed
(NaturalNews) Comatose patients are misdiagnosed "on a disturbingly regular basis," [Neurologist] Laureys is quoted as saying to Germany's Der Spiegel news source. "Once someone is labeled as being without consciousness, it is very hard to get rid of that," he added, noting that, of the 44 patients he examined that were believed to be in a vegetative state, only 26 of them actually were.

10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
Dr. Mercola - With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants,1 which can give your health an added boost.

Detoxifying the liver using natural herbs
(NaturalNews) Natural herbs are said to work well for the purpose of detoxification. This means that people can derive benefits from these herbs when it comes to detoxifying their body and restoring the good health and condition of their liver.

How to identify and remove parasites from your body
(NaturalNews) As ugly it sounds, at least 90% of people will have a problem with parasites at some point in their lifetime. The cause of parasites is well known and is rooted in many of our day-to-day habits. Understanding the symptoms as well as how to remove them could very well save your life.

Science & Technology

Oxford Professors: Robots And Computers Could Take Half Our Jobs Within The Next 20 Years
Economic Collapse - Considering the fact that the percentage of the U.S. population that is employed is already far lower than it was a decade ago, it is frightening to think that tens of millions more jobs could disappear due to technological advances over the next couple of decades.

Matchstick-sized sensor can record your private chats
New Scientist - A sensor previously used for military operations can now be tuned to secretly locate and record any single conversation on a busy street.... Given a battery and a tiny antenna, the sensor could be attached to traffic lights, a shrub or park bench. Such systems can be teamed with surveillance cameras.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Graphics Show Global Consolidation of Seed Industry
Cornucopia - Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta now control over half the global seed market — a profound shift since 1996 when the top three corporations in the global seed sector controlled 22% of the industry.

Top Tips for Great Fall Gardens
Mother Earth News - With tomatoes, peppers and melons now hitting their late summer stride, it’s easy to forget that autumn and early winter can be as abundant as spring and summer. Those who seize the opportunity for a second season of growth will find the planning and planting well worthwhile.

Gee Whiz: Human Urine Is Shown to Be an Effective Agricultural Fertilizer
Dr. Mercola - Farmers looking for a natural way to fertilize their crops may need to look no further than human urine, which is naturally rich in nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus – the same ingredients in conventional fertilizers.


The Prepper’s Conundrum: To Bug in or Bug Out? (Pt. 1)
Activist Post - Making the decision to evacuate or hunker down are both unique to one another. Moreover, both are extremely stressful situations that involve a lot of forethought and planning in order for a smooth transition to take place. Obviously, we’d all like to hunker down with our supplies and ride out a storm, but there are factors to consider in the bug in or bug out decision making process...

Pet News

Drug Allergy: A Hidden Cause of Itchy Skin That Many Vets Don't Know About
Dr. Becker - Dr. Sidonie Lavergne, assistant professor of pharmacology at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, believes drug hypersensitivities in animals are probably much more common than veterinarians realize.

10 holistic pet care tips you can trust
SF Gate - After interviewing dozens of holistic vets, following a lot of tips that sounded promising and undergoing a great deal of trial and error with my own animals in the past two decades, I've come up with a list of 10 tried-and-true holistic tips that have worked for my pets as well as many others.

Friday - September 27, 2013 - Today In History:
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.
1954 - The "Tonight!" show made its debut on NBC-TV with Steve Allen as host.
1962 - The U.S. sold Hawk anti-aircraft missiles to Israel.
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.
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

Banking Holiday in Panama Announced! - The National Bank of Panama announced that it was suspending all services until Tuesday the 1st of October. The National Bank of Panama says that the reason is to upgrade systems. The Banking Holiday in Panama was announced this am. The National Bank of Panama says that the reason is to upgrade systems.

Bad weather damages silt fence at No. 1 plant
Japan Times - Bad weather has damaged a silt fence erected to contain radioactive material escaping from the crippled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday, raising fears that more tainted water might flow into the Pacific Ocean.

No ‘Chapter 7 measures’ in Syria draft resolution – Lavrov
RT - A Syria resolution drafted by Russia and the US and submitted to the UN Security Council does not suggest immediate military action under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, Russia’s FM Lavrov said. A vote on the measure could take place Friday evening.

Russia, China Hold Large-Scale War Games
Washington Free Beacon - Pentagon intelligence agencies are closely watching Russian and Chinese war games now taking place in Europe and Asia involving tens of thousands of troops. Meanwhile, NATO military forces are set to conduct large-scale maneuvers in November that will be designed to counter growing concerns of a westward Russian military encroachment, according to U.S. officials.

Israel Prepares to Drill for Oil in Occupied Golan – New Jersey-Based Genie Energy Granted Drilling Rights
Global Research - Tel Aviv is close to completing a geological survey of the occupied Golan Heights, where commercial deposits have been discovered. Up to 10 major drilling rigs could soon be pumping oil from the Syrian territory.

YouTube: 'We chose democracy & human rights over banks' - Iceland president
RT - What can Iceland teach the world about the power of the people and the rule of law? To discuss these issues, Oksana is joined by the President of Iceland, Olafur Grimsson.

Fish caught offshore from Fukushima hit markets in Japan - via The Mainichi / Sep 26, 2013 / Fishery products caught off Fukushima Prefecture were ready for trial sale as early as Sept. 26 after fisheries cooperatives here resumed test fishing the day before.

Fukushima Daiichi underwater fences breached - via News on Japan / Sep 26, 2013 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says underwater barriers in the facility’s port have been breached. The so-called silt fences are intended to prevent the spread of radioactive materials.

Terrorists Wage War on Each Other in Syria; New Round Of Propaganda Begins
Activist Post - As the deranged coterie of extremists, religious fanatics, terrorists, and mercenaries known as the Syrian “rebels” begins to disintegrate both from the constant assault by the Syrian military and their own inability to cooperate even amongst themselves, a new attempt at propaganda regarding the nature of the “rebels” is beginning to take shape within Western media outlets.
* Related Article/Video: Infighting grows among Syria militants

Kenya launches probe into mall attack
Press TV - The officials said on Wednesday that US, British and Israeli agencies are helping the eastern African country in the probe.

Some Got Warning To Avoid Westgate Before Bloody Siege
Paul Joseph Watson - Kenya’s National Intelligence Agency (NIS) warned some people not to visit the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi before the bloody siege, a warning that was not received by the 67 victims who lost their lives during the attack.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Poll: Twice as Many Americans View Putin More Effective than Obama on Syria
The Hill - Americans roundly believe that Vladimir Putin was the most effective world leader in the Syrian chemical weapons crisis earlier this month, with 49 percent naming giving the Russian president credit for steering events on the international stage.

$1B to Be Spent to Promote Obamacare in 'Normandy Invasion' of Health System
Breitbart - The Obama administration intends to use social media promotions to target "young adults in urban areas that are home to many of the nation's estimated 47 million uninsured people."
* Related Article:
Telemarketing Calls and Spam Mail to Skyrocket...

Video of Aaron Alexis Released By FBI - some” video” was released- it is about 30 seconds long, highly edited, and doesn’t show the man shooting gun or really any other people at all (with the exception of a few “midgets” walking around at the very far end of a hallway that are barely visible)- Not that convincing really- why withhold all the camera footage? This is edited together, with rooms that are mostly empty, and could easily be staged. We know there are many more cameras around this secure installation- showing 30 seconds of a man walking around in a nearly empty hallway doesn’t really prove much.

VIDEO: Obamacare Triples Kentucky Family's Insurance Overnight
Breitbart - Andy and Amy Mangione of Louisville, Kentucky say their health insurance nearly tripled overnight from $333 a month to $965 due to Obamacare.

Obama: ‘Free Contraceptive Care…May Make Up What She’s Spending on Premiums;’ Target: Pill Still $9 Per Month
CNS News - Speaking with former President Bill Clinton yesterday, President Barack Obama suggested that under Obamacare young women may get back more in “free contraceptive care” each month than they pay out in premiums.

Andrew Napolitano: UN arms treaty is ‘world government’ plot for ‘controlling all of us’
Raw Story - Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday warned viewers that a UN treaty designed to curb weapon sales to extremists would be a step toward “world government” and “controlling all of us.”
* Related Article: Treaties Violating the Constitution Are Not Law of the Land

TSA To Roll Out “Covert Surveillance” Vans
Paul Joseph Watson - According to a synopsis posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website (PDF), the TSA is set to purchase technology to retrofit three vans in Arlington, VA, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA in order to convert them into surveillance vehicles that will “conduct covert surveillance operations in the course of investigations.”

YouTube: "Stun Cuffs” The New Shock Collar For The Sheeple
One jail in Missouri has implemented new “stun cuffs” to keep rowdy inmates in line, because apparently it is just too much to ask of prison guards (who can make six-figures in overtime and bonuses in states like California) to get up on their own two feet and administer a shock themselves. That is only IF such an action is absolutely necessary.

Senators Push Bill to End NSA’s Mass Phone Record Collection
The Blaze - Three Democrats – Oregon’s Ron Wyden, Mark Udall of Colorado and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut – and Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky outlined their legislation to end longstanding NSA surveillance practices and open up some of the actions of the secret federal court that reviews government surveillance requests.

FBI Statement About Navy Yard Shooter Discredits Anti-ELF and Smart Meter Movement
Kurt Nimmo - Legitimate concerns about ELF, extremely low frequency, will be inextricably linked to alleged Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis following an FBI statement released on Wednesday.

1 Million Truckers to Shut Down America Has Facebook Page Pulled
Freedom Outpost - As reported yesterday, the Facebook page for Truckers to Shut Down America was experiencing difficulties with the Facebook powers when the admins of the page were banned for using "God Bless America." Today, that Facebook page is gone. I reported yesterday that a website,, has been established to promote this event.

Dumber Than Ever: Verbal SAT Scores Plunge To Fresh Record Low
Zero Hedge - In brief: another year, another record low for the average verbal SAT score, and another sad achievement for a nation that is getting fatter, dumber and ever more in debt.

Media Attacks Ron Paul For Supporting Homeschooling
Ben Swann - This reporter accused Paul of wanting all women to quit their jobs to homeschool their children. Paul acknowledged that the burden of homeschooling often falls on women, and argued that the current economy deprives women of the choice to either stay at home with kids or work. n the past week, the mainstream media has had a field day bashing Paul for his views on homeschooling.

House G.O.P. Raises Stakes in Debt-Ceiling Fight
NY Times - Trying to round up votes from a reluctant rank and file, House Republicans said they would agree to increase the debt limit to avert a mid-October default only if Democrats accepted a list of Republican priorities, including a one-year delay of the health care law, a tax overhaul and a broad rollback of environmental regulations.

Cruz: ‘Significant Number of Senate Republicans Currently Intend…to Allow Reid to Fund Obamacare’
CNS News - Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas) said today on a conference call that he believes a significant number of Senate Republicans are currently intending to vote for “cloture” on the House-passed continue resolution in the Senate tomorrow and thus “allow Harry Reid to fund Obamacare.”

Obama responds to ObamaCare attack ads
Fox New - President Obama took the unusual step of responding directly to TV ads attacking his Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The spots have generated buzz. One features a young woman -- another, a young man. Each strips down for a routine medical checkup. Then a creepy-looking Uncle Sam suddenly appears. Related: Opt Out of Obamacare

Bayou Corne Update

Bayou Corne Flyover #13, 20130926 Thursday
On Wings of Care - Our 13th flyover of the Bayou Corne sinkhole since August 13, 2012, now 13 months after the first photos we brought to the public eye. We didn't see as much rainbow sheen on the surface of the sinkhole today, and it doesn't look any larger than it did a month ago. Wish we could think of something else non-negative to say about this tragic situation. But the proximity of the bayous and the community to the northwest that has been destroyed make that impossible.


“Fed In Trouble As Gold To Become The Default Currency” - After a five year spending binge and trillions of newly created debt from rounds of quantitative easing, there is an unwanted side-effect. July’s deficit was $148 billion and the Fed’s balance sheet has expanded at the expense of the private sector inflating asset prices instead of the economy. As a result, Wall Street has fared better than Main Street. However, the long awaited plan to reduce the Fed’s purchases of America’s debt brought not relief but angst among governments, investors and now the Fed is addicted to ultra-cheap money....

Detroit’s Bankruptcy Hastened by “13th Month” Checks Issued to Pensioners
The New American - When Kevyn Orr was appointed as Detroit’s interim financial manager back in March, he launched an investigation into just how deep the city’s financial hole really was. He should have waited until September when, after months of digging through records hidden from public view, the Detroit Free Press issued its own 6,000-word report.

Debt Ceiling Raised Seven Times Under Obama, Costing $43,000 Per Household - Instead of pursuing significant spending cuts and entitlement reforms that are desperately needed to get spending under control, House Republicans reportedly are proposing to suspend the debt ceiling for more than a year, which would add $1.1 trillion to the debt. So, take that $43,000 per household that was added in the last four years and tack on another $8,800 per household.

Veteran News

Veteran Arrested On His Own Property After Reporting a Trespasser - A military veteran in Crawford County, Michigan has been arrested and charged with a felony assault with a deadly weapon even after HE was the one who called the cops in the first place when he found a man trespassing on his property.

Housing Market

JPMorgan settlement with Justice Department could exceed $11 billion
Washington Post - A fine of that size would be the largest by far ever imposed by the Justice Department, far above the $3 billion paid by GlaxoSmithKline in 2012 for doing unlawfully pushing anti-depressants on consumers. And a person familiar with the matter said the $11 billion represented “a floor” for what JPMorgan would ultimately pay to wipe away a bevy of ongoing civil and criminal probes into its mortgage business.


Research: Ginger Selectively Kills Breast Cancer Cells
Green Med Info - The new study was performed by researchers at the Biological Sciences Department, Faculty of Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, who discovered that a crude extract derived from the medicinal plant ginger (Zingiber officinale) inhibited the proliferation of breast cancer cells, without significantly affecting the viability of non-tumor breast cells -- a highly promising property known as selective cytotoxicity, not found in conventional treatments.

Melatonin Controls Our Cycles, Mood, Reproduction, Weight and Even Cancer
Prevent Disease - Melatonin is a wonder hormone that is far too underrated in terms of its dynamic effects on our health. It can control everything from our sleep/wake cycles to our reproduction, weight, mood and even strong anti-aging and anti-tumor effects.

Pomegranate Juice ‘Significantly Improves’ Memory in Recent Study
Natural Society - New research offers a promising potential solution for memory problems, finding in one study that pomegranate juice 'significantly improves' memory.

Highly toxic squalene MF59 adjuvant that caused Gulf War syndrome in military servicemen now being added to some civilian flu vaccines
(NaturalNews) has recently come to our attention that the highly toxic vaccine adjuvant squalene MF59, which was first given to servicemen back during the first Gulf War and later linked to causing Gulf War syndrome, is now being added to some civilian flu vaccines.

The immune boosting power of astragalus
(NaturalNews) Adaptogenic herbs have beneficial stress adapting properties that they pass on to those who consume them to support healthy function. Astragalus is an herb that has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to assist the body in adapting to stress and boosting natural immunity.

Another Doctor Testifies: ‘HPV Vaccine Does Not Protect Against Cancer’
Natural Blaze - Leading OBGYN Dr. Uzi Beller, described as “an international authority on gynecological cancers who treats patients on a daily basis” was recently quoted in the Jerusalem Post: ...There is no evidence that the vaccine protects against cervical cancer, only [that it] counters the virus itself. No decrease in invasive cervical cancer… in the vaccinated population has been documented so far. [emphasis added]

What if I told you carrots cure cancer?
(NaturalNews) Ann Cameron, an author of 15 children's books, cured her Stage 4 cancer with carrot juice only. She states, "I believe from personal experience that carrots can cure cancer - and rapidly, without chemotherapy, radiation, or other dietary changes."

Detoxing the body of parasites - Discover the best herbal remedies for banishing these health destroying intruders
(NaturalNews) Linked with cancer, seizures, asthma and more, parasites are an invisible, yet very real, threat to health. Difficult to diagnose, physicians and medical personnel often miss the connection between a parasitic infection and serious disease.

Safe' doses of sugar still toxic to mice: Are you dying a 'sweet death?'
(NaturalNews) Eating a mostly healthy diet but still consuming what the government says are "safe" levels of processed sugar -- that is, a few sugar-added beverages here and there and an occasional dessert in "moderation" -- is still a recipe for early death, or at the very least some serious chronic health problems, according to a new study out of the University of Utah.

Science & Technology

Report: 20% of all Yelp reviews are written by paid shills
BGR - How many of the Yelp reviews you read would you guess are forged by the companies being reviewed? MarketWatch reports that 20% of Yelp reviews are fraudulent, typically written by freelance writers from the Philippines, Bangladesh and Eastern Europe who receive between $1-10 for each review.

3D-Printed Semiautomatic Pistol Unveiled
Activist Post - Naturally, whenever a new technology is created that offers open-source DIY opportunities to the average individual, it is going to make governments and their protected corporate interests very nervous.

Thursday - September 26, 2013 - Today In History:
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 NY Stock Exchange suffered its worst decline since 1929 when the 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.
1991 - The U.S. Congress heard a plea from Kimberly Bergalis concerning mandatory AIDS testing for health care workers.
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.
2001 - In Kabul, Afghanistan, the abandoned U.S. Embassy was stormed by protesters. It was the largest anti-American 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

US moves East African drone base following series of crashes
RT - A series of blunders and near-accidents involving drones at the US military’s biggest base in East Africa have led to the whole fleet of unmanned aircraft being relocated farther inland, away from the city of Djibouti, to allay residents’ fears.

Rockets Used in Damascus CW Attack Fired from Makeshift Flatbeds, Not Military Vehicles
Activist Post - In September 17, 2013's article, "5 Lies Invented to Spin UN Report on Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack," one fabrication used by the West was exposed in particular [emphasis added]...

IMF approves next $1 billion for Ireland bailout program
CNBC News - The International Monetary Fund disbursed the next $1 billion aid tranche to Ireland on Wednesday, as the European island nation remains on track with the conditions of its loan program. The IMF is one of a trio of lenders overseeing Dublin's 85 billion euro ($115 billion) bailout, necessary after its biggest banks collapsed in 2010. The IMF's portion of the program is about $30 billion.

NSA spy scandal may scuttle EU-US anti-terrorist agreement – EU commissioner
RT - The European Union is threatening to suspend a data-sharing deal with the United States used for tracking terrorist bank funding over suspicions the National Security Agency was stealing financial data from law-abiding Europeans.

IDEO:UN Security Council likely to adopt Syria resolution in 2 days: Russia
Press TV - Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Wednesday that the document will include a reference to Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which authorizes military intervention in Syria.

Homemade sarin was used in attack near Damascus – Lavrov
RT - Russia has enough evidence to assert that homemade sarin was used on August 21 in a chemical attack near Damascus, the same type but in higher concentration than in an Aleppo incident earlier this year, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said.

Next round of Afghanistan deployments announced
Army Times - Almost 9,000 soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan this winter, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. The deploying soldiers represent six major Army units, including a corps headquarters, a division headquarters, three brigade combat teams and a combat aviation brigade.

Doomsday scenario plan would divide North Korea
BBC - Chinese armies move south into the Korean peninsula and collide with American and South Korean forces moving north. The resulting clashes spark war between nuclear-armed superpowers. A new report [from the Rand Corporation] says such a confrontation is still a real danger in the event of a sudden collapse of the North Korean regime.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

FBI releases surveillance video of Navy Yard shooter
CBS News - The FBI released surveillance video of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis and reiterated that he didn't appear to have targeted any specific individuals when he opened fire inside a building, killing 12 people.

Conn. panel orders release of Newtown 911 tapes
Huffington Post - The state's Freedom of Information Commission on Wednesday ordered the release of the 911 tapes from last year's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, ruling in favor of an appeal by The Associated Press for access to records withheld by investigators.

US: ATF Misplaced 420 Million Cigarettes In Stings
Oath Keepers - The ATF is acting more and more like a rogue agency. Unaccounted for money and cigarettes, unauthorized operations, and lack of oversight. Will there be prosecutions? If Fast and Furious is any excample, it is unlikely. It is time for Eric Holder and the Dept. of Justice to do their jobs.

Senator Cruz Continues the Filibuster on Rush Limbaugh Sept 25 - Transcript of Senator Cruz on EB.

Double Down: Obamacare Will Increase Avg. Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women
Forbes - Last night, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finally began to provide some data on how Americans will fare on Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchanges. HHS’ press release is full of happy talk about how premiums will be “lower than originally expected.” But the reality is starkly different.
* Related Article: Obamacare Triples Kentucky Family's Insurance Overnight

Kerry Signs Controversial U.N. Arms Treaty
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday warning him not to sign the treaty, saying it will be “dead in the water” since most senators have gone on record against the treaty, according to Fox News. The U.S. Constitution allows the president to negotiate treaties, but ultimate ratification requires Senate approval.

Hundreds of U.S. security clearances seen falsified
(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contractors and special agents for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in recent years, illustrating what some lawmakers call systemic weaknesses in the granting of federal security clearances.

Record Gun Sales in Maryland as Tyrannical Law Looms
Kurt Nimmo - The law signed by Maryland’s Democrat governor and former Baltimore mayor, Martin O’Malley, bans a large number of firearms the government has classified as “assault weapons,” imposes a ten round restriction on magazines, and forces handgun buyers to hand over their fingerprints to the state.

Federal Agents Seized More Than $35,000 From A Family-Run Grocery Store In Michigan Even Though The Family Broke No Law
Liberty Crier - Earlier this year, without warning, the federal government seized the store’s entire bank account—more than $35,000—and refuses to give it back. The government falsely accused Terry and Sandy of breaking anti-money-laundering laws by making frequent bank deposits of their store’s cash receipts. But they did nothing illegal and have been charged with no crime.

Opponents score a victory in Senate against ‘Monsanto Protection Act’
RT - The US House of Representatives approved a three-month extension to the rider in their own short-term FY14 Continuing Resolution spending bill, which was approved last week by the lower chamber. The Senate version of the legislation will make clear the provision expires on Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

IRS Watchdog: $67 Million Missing from Obamacare Slush Fund - According to the report: “Specifically, the IRS did not account for or attempt to quantify approximately $67 million [from the slush fund] of indirect ACA costs incurred for Fiscal Years 2010 through 2012.” The report also found several other abuses of taxpayer funds, including...

YouTube: Judge Napolitano: The Longer Ted Cruz Speaks, More People Agree With Him
Air Date: Sept. 25th.

Ohio State Gets Armored Fighting Vehicle: “Specifically Designed for Asymmetric Warfare”
Mac Slavo - If we’re not living in a militarized police state, then please explain what Ohio State University could possibly need with one of these. The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has acquired an armored military vehicle that looks like it belongs in Iraq or Afghanistan.

New Never Before Seen Footage Of 9/11 Will Give You Chills
PolicyMic - A new video surfaced on the internet and arrived just after the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. According to, the video features "never before seen footage in NYC on 9/11." Some of the clips seem unquestionably accurate.

Ron Paul will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday 09/26 - Stay tuned to this page for live streams.


The Fed's 'hidden agenda' behind money-printing
CNBC News - Let me start with a question: How would you feel if you knew that almost all of the money you pay in personal income tax went to pay just one bill, the interest on the debt? Chances are, you and millions of Americans would find that completely unacceptable and indeed they should. But that is where we may be heading.

$5.25 Million For Senate Hair Care And 21 Other Ways Politicians Are Living The High Life At Your Expense
Economic Collapse - Right now, more than half of all the members of Congress are millionaires, and most of them leave "public service" far wealthier than when they entered it. Since most of them have so much money, you would think that they would be willing to do a little "belt-tightening" for the sake of the American people. After all, things are supposedly "extremely tight" in Washington D.C. right now.

Obama on Obamacare: “We did raise taxes on some things.” - During his Tuesday remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama admitted that his health care law raises taxes: “So what we did — it’s paid for by a combination of things. We did raise taxes on some things.” “Some things” is an understatement. Below is just a partial list of Obamacare’s new or higher taxes on Americans...

Google chiefs travel on YOUR tax dollars after NASA sell them cut price fuel for their private jets
Daily Mail - Google executives have been jetting across the world in planes run on cheap fuel subsidised by Nasa and the U.S. Department of Defense, an investigation has revealed.... It has also emerged that keeping the planes at the federal site has enabled the owners to avoid hefty property taxes, potentially amounting to $500,000 per plane per year.

Veteran News

Family of Marine vet killed by SWAT team awarded $3.4 million settlement
RT - The family of a United States military veteran killed in 2011 after an Arizona SWAT team fired 71 rounds at him from the doorstep of his Tucson-area home has been awarded a multi-million dollar settlement from law enforcement. Jose Guerena’s wife, Vanessa, will receive the $3.4 million agreed to last week after a two-year legal battle between the Marine veteran’s estate and Pima County, Arizona.

Housing Market

Federal Housing Administration may need a bailout
CNBC News - The Federal Housing Administration, weighed down by losses on souring loans, will likely need a cash infusion from the U.S. Treasury for the first time in its nearly 80-year history when the current budget year ends, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Energy & Environment

Feds to frackers: “No, please — let us help you find a place to dump your wastewater”
Grist - The Northeast’s fracking boom has left drillers with millions and millions of barrels of wastewater and nowhere to dump it. Some frackers have simply injected into deep wells, causing earthquakes; others have simply allowed their waste to flow into rivers. Big government to the rescue: The Department of Energy will fund a $1.8 million, two-year project by Battelle that aims to find somewhere to stash that gross dross for an eternity.


160 Reasons to Stock Coconut Oil in Your Larder - Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING. Literally.

Why Does Organic Ginger Look Different than Conventional?
Natural Blaze - Ginger’s key health benefits are so important, we couldn’t earnestly recommend anyone skip it in their diet, or go cheap and bypass the organic (or perhaps better, local/homegrown source).... Here’s some points to think about with respect to ginger when it comes to conventional vs. organic (and most apply to produce of any kind in general)...

Warning: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Cause Permanent Nerve Damage
Dr. Mercola - US FDA recently issued a warning that fluoroquinolone antibiotics, taken by mouth or injection, carry a risk for permanent peripheral neuropathy; Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are examples. This is not the first warning issued for this class of antibiotics; in 2008 the FDA issued a black box warning about severe tendon damage and actual tendon ruptures.

Vitamin C Saves Man Dying of Viral Pneumonia
Green Med Info - A New Zealand dairy farmer was facing certain death, with his doctors petitioning his family to take him off life support, but intravenous injections of vitamin C saved his life.

Colorado Introduces New Standards for Marijuana-Infused Food - Among other new regulations for medical and recreational marijuana sales, Colorado recently created labeling, packaging, and safety standards for marijuana-infused food. For the most part, regulators, food manufacturers, and cannabis testing labs all seem to agree that they’re a step in the right direction.

Vegetarians less likely to die from heart disease, study finds
(NaturalNews) It isn't difficult to find peer-reviewed studies affirming the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Long-term vegetarianism has been linked to increased longevity, a decreased risk of cancer and diabetes, weight loss and improved digestion. However, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vegetarianism can also guard us from heart disease by lowering our cholesterol and blood pressure.

Use peppermint oil to aid digestion, repel bugs, and more
(NaturalNews) Used by American Indians, the Chinese, and the Egyptians, peppermint is not only a digestive, it also helps the respiratory and circulatory systems. It is an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Essential mint oil is a cleanser, purifier, and detoxifier. It stimulates lymph system drainage, which helps reduce edema and supports detoxing efforts. It is thought to increase stomach acidity as well as directly affect the brain's satiety center, signaling a sensation of fullness after meals.

10 easy, natural remedies for conquering the common cold
(NaturalNews) Persistent coughing, runny nose, stuffed up sinuses, headaches -- these are among the many symptoms that can drag you down... But rather than reach for those chemical-laden cough syrups and mind-numbing antihistamines, why not instead try one or more of these 10 natural remedies for conquering the common cold?

Mercury exposure linked to homosexuality in birds
(NaturalNews) In a rather bizarre, and perhaps even controversial, study that looked at the mating behavior of ibises, a tropical bird species that to some extent resembles a seagull, researchers from the University of Florida, Gainesville, (UFG) found that exposure to mercury disrupts the birds' endocrine systems and leads to decreased offspring. Not only this, mercury exposure was also found to cause some male ibises to pair up with other males rather than females, exhibiting a type of chemical-induced homosexuality that is rarely the topic of scientific inquiry.

Science & Technology

Tone Deaf Dianne Feinstein Thinks Now Is A Good Time To Revive CISPA - We had believed, along with a number of others, that the Snowden leaks showing how the NSA was spying on pretty much everyone would likely kill CISPA dead. After all, the key component to CISPA was basically a method for encouraging companies to have total immunity from sharing information with the NSA.

“Secret” 3G Intel Chip Gives Snoops Backdoor PC Access
Paul Joseph Watson - Intel Core vPro processors contain a “secret” 3G chip that allows remote disabling and backdoor access to any computer even when it is turned off. The “secret” 3G chip that Intel added to its processors in 2011 caused little consternation until the NSA spying issue exploded earlier this year as a result of Edward Snowden’s revelations.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

It's Time To Plant Garlic
Organic Gardening - A lot of gardeners fail with garlic. I used to be one of them, but found the secret to growing amazing garlic at home is just timing. Garlic must be planted in fall, not spring, and knowing when to sow the bulbs of seed garlic is the key to success.


The Pantry Primer: 12 Strategies to Build the Ultimate Pantry
Natural Blaze - Having a food supply just makes sense. Every time there is a disaster, the masses become hysterical and chaos ensues because there is no food available because of our “just-in-time” food delivery system. Your stockpile can mean the difference between continued freedom and bowing down to your “masters” for a cold MRE and a bottle of water.

Wednesday - September 25, 2013 - Today In History:
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.
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.
2012 - China launched its first aircraft carrier into service.

World News

Kenyan president: Nairobi siege over, 61 civilians, 5 terrorists dead
RT - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the siege in Nairobi’s Westgate mall was over. A total of 72 people were killed in the attack, including five terrorists, the president said, declaring three days of national mourning.... He said he could not confirm intelligence reports that suggested Americans and a British woman were involved in carrying out the attack.

Off Duty Soldier Armed With Handgun Saves 100 Lives During Mall Siege
Paul Joseph Watson - Here’s a positive story about guns that you’re not likely to see the US corporate media pay much attention to – an off-duty SAS soldier armed with just a handgun saved 100 lives during the terrorist siege on the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya.

No Obama-Rouhani meeting; too complicated for Iranians: U.S. officials
(Reuters) A potential encounter at the United Nations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani failed to take place on Tuesday as the Iranians indicated it was too complicated, senior Obama administration officials said.

Obama to UN: World needs US to solve Syria, Iran crises
RT - US President Barack Obama criticized the UN Security Council for inaction on Syria, and called for a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Iran, in a General Assembly speech that robustly defended America’s “exceptional” role in the world.

VIDEO: Iran ready for nuclear talks with transparency: Rouhani
Press TV - In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Rouhani said the Iranian nation was ready for cooperation with the international community and all rational actors based on equal footing and mutual respect. The Iranian president urged his US counterpart Barack Obama to reject "the short-sighted interest of warmongering pressure groups” if he wants "to manage differences" with Tehran.

VIDEO: Rouhani UN speech irks Israeli PM
Press TV - In a statement issued immediately after the speech on Tuesday, Netanyahu said the address was filled with “hypocrisy”. However, the Israeli delegation was not in the hall during the speech.

At U.N., Brazil's Rousseff blasts U.S. spying as breach of law
(Reuters) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her position as the opening speaker at the U.N. General Assembly to accuse the United States of violating human rights and international law through espionage that included spying on her email.

Obama & Allies Tell UN to Cover for Lack of Global Warming
New American - As the United Nations prepares to release its latest report on “climate change,” leaked documents obtained recently by the Associated Press show the Obama administration and other governments are pressuring the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cover up the fact that “global warming” essentially has been stopped for the last 16 years.

‘Naming the Dead’: New project lists people killed by US drones in Pakistan
RT - US drone strikes that the CIA claims target only al-Qaeda militants have killed at least 400 civilians in Pakistan over the past decade. That’s according to “Naming the Dead,” a new project that aims to identify and collect data on those killed by drones.

Pakistan quake makes new island in sea
Press TV - A devastating earthquake has struck a remote part of southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 93 people and creating a new island to rise from the sea just off the country's southern coast. The 7.7 magnitude tremor occurred on Tuesday at 4:29 p.m. local time (1129 GMT).

Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation Is Now Starting To Happen All Over The Globe
Economic Collapse - As you will read about below, private pension funds were just raided by the government in Poland, and a "bail-in" is being organized for one of the largest banks in Italy.... The precedent that was set in Cyprus is being used as a template for establishing bail-in procedures in New Zealand, Canada and all over Europe.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Tab for bringing gear home from Afghanistan: $3 billion
USA Today - It's an enormous task. About 1.5 million pieces of equipment ranging from armored trucks and ammunition to radios and rifles remain for the war that started in 2001.... Shipping stuff home will total $3 billion.... About $7 billion in materiel will be left behind — sold to allies, given to the Afghan government or cut up and auctioned for their metal.

Obamacare protest: Ted Cruz to speak until 'no longer able to stand'
LA Times - Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that he will speak on the Senate floor “until I am no longer able to stand” in opposition to the president's healthcare law, making a symbolic stand to support a legislative strategy that is increasingly opposed by his fellow Republican senators. Related: Sen Cruz Debate Live Webcast

VIDEO: Freedom Fighters Unite At LPAC, And The White House Is Their Target
Liberty Crier - The third annual Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) sponsored by Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty (C4L), was a four day event that brought together over 700 people from across the U.S. to “relax among likeminded people” in liberty.

State of Connecticut Refuses to Release Adam Lanza’s Medical Records
Paul Joseph Watson - The State of Connecticut is refusing to release Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza’s medical records over fears that divulging the identity of the antidepressants he was taking would, “cause a lot of people to stop taking their medications,” according to Assistant Attorney General Patrick B. Kwanashie.

UPDATED: Modoc County joins Siskiyou in state of Jefferson bid for secession - The Modoc County Board of Supervisors today voted to join neighboring Siskiyou County in its bid to secede from the State of California. Board Chairman Geri Byrne said a measure to join the push to form a State of Jefferson was approved by a vote of 4-0, with one supervisor absent.

Seventh Graders Suspended For Nine Months For Playing With Toy Gun… AT HOME
Steve Watson - WAVY-TV reports that while waiting for the school bus, the boys were fooling around with an airsoft replica handgun, shooting plastic pellets at a target attached to a tree, with a safety net rigged up to catch any off target pellets.

Boeing Turns Old F-16 Fighter Jets Into Drones
Activist Post - The video below demonstrates a successful test of a new plan by Boeing to modify retired Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to become QF-16 drones -- they say for target practice. While they are currently being controlled by humans on the ground, it's not much of a stretch to see where this is heading.

Alleged Domestic Terror Plot Uncovered In Utah
Storyleak - Court documents received by ABC 4 News Monday detailed an alleged domestic “terrorist plot” that included attacks on several locations around Salt Lake City, Utah. According to the documents, 42-year-old Jack Harry Stiles, who revealed his plans to a crisis counselor during a stay at the Pioneer Valley Hospital, planned to carry out three separate attacks on September 25, the anniversary of his mother’s death. According to family members, Stiles has a history of making threats and mental illness.


New law could eliminate job discrimination for Californians with past convictions
RT - California businesses that are considering hiring employees would no longer be able to ask potential workers about their criminal record on job applications if Governor Jerry Brown signs a bill meant to curb soaring recidivism rates.

Bank of America Fined $2 Million for Race Discrimination
CNN Money - The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered Bank of America to pay up after finding that over 1,100 African-American job seekers faced discrimination at the company’s offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, at various times between 1993 and 2005. The money will be distributed to the former job applicants...

20 Ordinary Americans Talk About The Economic Despair That Is Growing Like A Cancer All Around Them
Economic Collapse - Today, I wanted to share some quotes from some of my readers about what they are seeing where they live. The following are 20 quotes from ordinary Americans about the economic despair that is rapidly growing like a cancer all around us...

Housing Market

‘Massive fraud’ at center of trial against BofA over U.S. mortgages - Bank of America Corp’s Countrywide unit placed profits over quality in a “massive fraud” selling shoddy mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a U.S. government lawyer said on Tuesday. The claim came at the start of the first case by the government to go to trial against a major bank over defective mortgage practices leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Colorado floods: 'The devastation is unbelievable'
NBC News - Jamestown, Colo., residents return to find their homes and property destroyed.


Forget Vaccines: Fighting Pandemic Disease with Herb Power
Natural Society - Are vaccines the answers to protection, or is it possible to fight pandemics with plant power as an alternative? Many experts are choosing the natural way.

GMO-Riddled ‘Lucky Charms’ Makes it to UK Supermarket, Parents
Natural Society - Lucky Charms, an artificially-colored, GMO-riddled cereal popular in the U.S., recently made its way to U.K. store shelves, and parents are outraged.

Why Is The Food Industry Poisoning Us With Trillions of Nanoparticles?
Green Med Info - It is estimated that the average U.S. consumer consumes a trillion nanoparticles a day. A disturbing fact when one considers new research showing that one of the most widely used forms -- nanotitanium -- is carcinogenic to stomach cells.

Cancer Officially Number One Cause of Childhood Death in U.S.
Activist Post - Cancer is the leading cause of childhood death in the United States, with 13,500 new diagnoses each year according to the American Cancer Institute. One out of every 300 boys and one out of every 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

How to heal cavities naturally
(NaturalNews) In order to restore the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in our blood, and to enable minerals to bond to our teeth, it is not enough to just avoid eating too many sweet or processed foods. We must also eat health-building foods, containing copious amounts of minerals and vitamins that will build a glassy hard tooth structure. Foods to focus on are...

Eye problem treatments you can achieve at home
(NaturalNews) Here are some of the eye problems that you can treat without leaving the four corners of your home....

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Europeans and Canadians Enjoy Antibiotic-Free Organic Apples and Pears, So Why Can’t We?
Alliance for Natural Health - Americans may never taste an organic apple or pear that hasn’t been sprayed with antibiotics unless the NOSB sticks to its plan to forbid streptomycin on all organic fruits after October 2014.


The Art of Self Reliance in 5 Steps
Activist Post - Sometimes I begin wondering if self reliance is a magical, unattainable myth. It’s such a simple concept but once you start on this path you realize how long the trek in front of you really is. After being on the self reliant road for five years, I am here to say that I still have a ways to go, but I’m enjoying the view along the way.

Pet News

Neglected Ducks See Water For The First Time - These ducks rescued in a hoarding case had never swam in the wet stuff before, so when they were led to their first pond, all didn't go quite as planned. In a flash, instinct overcame fear as first one duck then another realizes this is where they truly belonged. Within minutes, the exuberant ducks are taking the bath of their lives and gleefully loving every minute of it.

Tuesday - September 24, 2013 - Today In History:
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.
1934 - Babe Ruth played his last game as a New York Yankee player.
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

Terrorists Behind Mall Siege Threaten Bigger Attacks
Paul Joseph Watson - The terrorist group behind the Kenyan mall siege has threatened to carry out even bigger attacks, labeling the bloodbath that has already claimed at least 62 lives merely a prelude to “the real deal.” “After this drill, were going to carry out the real deal soon!” stated a Twitter message attributed to the Al-Shabab terrorist group.

The REAL Fukushima Danger
Washington's Blog - Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen and physician Helen Caldicott have both said that people should evacuate the Northern Hemisphere if one of the Fukushima fuel pools collapses. Gundersen said: Move south of the equator if that ever happened, I think that’s probably the lesson there.

UPDATED: Absolute Proof the Nairobi Mall Massacre is a Zionist Hoax - There were no mad, vengeful Muslims rampaging through that mall, senselessly murdering people, specifically targeting non-Muslims. This was done by the enemies of Islaam, the Zionists, whether real or fabricated. In fact there is a plethora of evidence to indicate that this event, like so many others, was cleverly staged by Zionist operatives, who live in Kenya by the hundreds of thousands. Read More...

Kenyan Bloodbath: State-Sponsored Sophistication and Motivation
Activist Post - What are the chances that family members of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta just so happened to be visiting Nairobi's Westgate Mall in the midst of an unprecedented cross-border attack by Al Qaeda Al Shabaab terrorists - and that these family members were successfully singled out and murdered?

'If they found me, I'm white... so I'm dead': Survivors reveal how gunman executed non-Muslims
Daily Mail - Survivors said men, women and children were lined up and then gunned down with AK-47s after failing to name the Prophet Mohammed's mother.

Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities nationwide
RT - An Egyptian court has banned all activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the country. Its assets will also be confiscated according to the court ruling.

Afghanistan and Iraq: America’s Six Trillion Dollar Wars
Global Research - The decade-long American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would end up costing as much as $6 trillion, the equivalent of $75,000 for every American household, calculates the prestigious Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Ecuadorians denied US visas for UN visit
Press TV - Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry says the US has denied visas to a delegation, which was to travel to the UN General Assembly in New York to present testimony against oil giant Chevron.

Canada wounded vets told not to criticize online
Press TV - Canadian soldiers wounded in service are being required to sign a form agreeing not to criticize the military on social media sites, a report shows.

Vaccinate Your Staff and We Will Give You £1.4 Million Extra Funding, Says UK Government - According to MK News, the UK Government has decided there is more than one way to force hospital staff into receiving this year’s flu vaccine. Knowing that many hospitals are struggling financially, the government has decided to turn their hand to bribery by offering extra cash to financially dependent hospitals...

2 or 3 Americans, 1 Brit’ among Nairobi mall attackers – Kenya’s FM
RT - At least three Westerners were among the militants that perpetrated the Nairobi mall siege, Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed said. The militants vehemently deny the claim, also adding that they are not defeated and the fighting has only just started.

Tehran, Moscow agree to build new nuclear power plant - Iran’s nuclear chief
RT - Tehran and Moscow will cooperate on the future construction of a new nuclear power plant, according to Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi. The news comes as Russia hands over operational control of the first unit of the Bushehr nuclear plant to Iran.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Aging US atomic bomb caught in strategic tug-of-war
RT - The clock is ticking for upgrades on America’s oldest atomic bomb before the 1960s-era electronics become outdated - and unpredictable - in the next decade, the head of US Strategic Command said.... But the cost estimates of such a project have now reached $28mn per bomb, which is part of a potential $65 billion effort to upgrade America’s total nuclear arsenal and various missiles, aircraft, and other hardware to carry the bombs.

McCain and Graham: Traitors Who Should “Shut Up” and Return to the “Dark Shadows”
Kurt Nimmo - Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, told Real News that Arizona Senator John McCain and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham are “traitors” in cahoots with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and they are working to thwart any attempt to negotiate with Iran. Wilkerson said Israel is primarily to blame for the effort to subvert negotiations with Iran.

CIA-Linked Vet Who Fought With Al-Qaeda Released From Jail
Paul Joseph Watson - An Army veteran whose father said he was working for the CIA has been released from jail despite fighting alongside an Al-Qaeda terrorist group in Syria that was responsible for killing US troops in Iraq.

Rand Paul To Introduce Amendment Outlawing Obamacare Exemptions For Government Employees
Steve Watson - Appearing on Fox News this morning, Paul argued that as Obama’s health-care law goes into effect, federal workers should be made to purchase Affordable Care Act exchanges, instead of getting special treatment via subsidies. “I think Congress should never exempt themselves from a law,” Paul said.

Obama hides aid for criminals in immigration bill
Daily Caller - The White House is trying to hide unpopular provisions in the Senate’s immigration bill that would allow immigrant criminals to stay in the country and would increase the inflow of low-skill refugees from war-torn countries, says a top White House official.

California’s gun ban: sweeping gun control bills target firearms, ammo and hunting
Washington Times - Among the dozen gun-control bills sitting on California Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk are measures that would outlaw lead ammunition for hunting as well as common types of hunting rifles under the umbrella of an assault-weapons ban. Taken together, the measures go far beyond the efforts that have inspired a sharp backlash and political battles in states such as Connecticut and Colorado.

Patch Editor Faces $300-A-Day Fines and Jail Time for Protecting Source
Orland Park Patch - A Will County judge found Patch Editor Joseph Hosey in criminal contempt Friday, fined him $1,000 plus $300 a day and told him he could go to jail in three months if he does not reveal the identity of a confidential source. Patch Media immediately filed an appeal to Judge Gerald Kinney's order.

Leader Of Utah Sovereignty Effort Makes Case In Arizona
Tucson Sentinel - The Utah lawmaker who authored a law calling for the federal government to relinquish authority over public lands said Thursday that devastating wildfires are one reason for Arizona to follow suit. “Federal policy prevents harvesting any trees,” Republican Rep. Ken Ivory said during a presentation to a State Capitol audience that included GOP lawmakers. “This is causing raging wildfires, polluting the air, killing millions of animals and devastating watershed for decades.”

Ex-FBI agent faces prison for leaking to reporter
(Reuters) - A former FBI agent agreed on Monday to plead guilty and likely go to prison for telling a reporter about a U.S. operation to disrupt a bomb plot, becoming the latest government employee to face criminal charges for leaking official secrets.

Repeat of Prop 37? Chemical industry swoops in during final hour to kill GMO labeling in Washington; Segments of 'natural,' organic products industry still missing
(NaturalNews) ...the chemical industry is now dumping huge amounts of cash into defeating this initiative during the final hour, while a number of major names in organic and "natural" food, including Trader Joe's, Sprouts Farmers Market and Hain Celestial, are nowhere to be found in offering any financial support whatsoever during the final push to pass I-522.
* Related Article: Six Ways You Can Help Bust Biotech


$17 Trillion U.S. National Debt? Try $211 Trillion
Zero Hedge - "We have all these unofficial debts that are massive compared to the official debt," Kotlikoff tells David Greene, guest host of weekends on All Things Considered. "We're focused just on the official debt, so we're trying to balance the wrong books."... "If you add up all the promises that have been made for spending obligations, including defense expenditures, and you subtract all the taxes that we expect to collect, the difference is $211 trillion. That's the fiscal gap," he says. "That's our true indebtedness."

$3.39T Quantitative Explosion: Fed Owns More Treasuries and MBSs Than Publicly Held Debt Amassed From Washington Through Clinton
CNS News - Since the beginning of September 2008, in fact, the Fed's ownership of Treasury securities and MBSs has increased seven fold.

The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business
AlteNet - That’s over and above our payments to the big companies for energy and food and housing and health care and all our tech devices. It’s $6,000 that no family would have to pay if we truly lived in a competitive but well-regulated free-market economy.

Housing Market

Bank of America goes to trial over U.S. mortgage fraud charges
(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp heads to trial this week over allegations its Countrywide unit approved deficient home loans in a process called "Hustle," defrauding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. government enterprises that underwrite mortgages.

Energy & Environment

Solar Activity Is At A 100 Year Low: Are You Prepared For A Bitterly Cold Winter?
Activist Post - The Old Farmer’s Almanac and other weather forecasters that rely on solar activity as a factor in their weather forecasts are projecting that this upcoming winter will be bitterly cold. Solar activity is at a 100-year low, and even though we were supposed to be in the midst of a solar maximum this year, our sun has been eerily quiet.

KFOR-TV: Customers says OG&E Smart Meters making them sick
Take Back Your Power - NewsChannel 4 is learning more about nationwide fears involving smart meters and allegations that they can negatively affect your health. According to a group that tracks complaints against smart meters, so far, three states instituted moratoriums on them.

Due Any Day, Oregonians Warned to Prep for the ‘Big One’
Mail Tribune - Sitting on a major fault line, Oregon is "like an eight-and-a-half-month pregnancy, due any time now" for a major earthquake, a geologist with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management told an overflow crowd Friday in Medford.


Missouri Offers Free Vaccinations for Whooping Cough
Natural Society - Missouri aims to vaccinate as many people as possible by offering free Tdap vaccine for whooping cough, but this vaccine is unnecessary and can be dangerous.

The Shocking Lack of Evidence Supporting Flu Vaccines
Green Med Info - It is a heavily guarded secret within the medical establishment (especially within the corridors of the CDC) that the Cochrane Database Review, which is the gold standard within the evidence-based medical model for assessing the effectiveness of common medical interventions, does not lend unequivocal scientific support to the belief and/or propaganda that flu vaccines are safe and effective.

UK: Way opened for Pandemrix swine flu jab compensation
BBC - Four families have been told they can apply for government compensation over side-effects of the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine. Studies have shown the jab increased the risk of narcolepsy tenfold. Families could be entitled to £120,000 through the Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme if they can prove "severe" disability.

Green Smoothies Offer an Easier, Tastier Alternative to Juicing
Natural Society - Green smoothies are easier and quicker to make than juicing, but shouldn’t replace juicing entirely. They can both be used to complement each other. But there are numerous reasons to start making green smoothies, from being less expensive than juicing to, you guessed it, boosting overall health.

Health advantages of using virgin coconut oil
(NaturalNews) For millenniums, people in Asia and the Pacific utilized coconut oil as a medicine and a food. The people living in tropical places such as Yucatan, Polynesia and Sri Lanka used this oil in their diet, and they were found to be healthier and less prone to cardiovascular disease, colon problems and cancer than those who consumed unsaturated fats. Today, people now realize that there are good saturated fats and cholesterol.

Eleven amazing facts and health benefits of camu camu
(NaturalNews) Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforests of South America lives a plant species that produces a berry so packed with nutrients that it is almost unmatched in nature.

Energy efficient light bulbs can cause cancer
(NaturalHealth365) Research at Long Island’s Stony Brook University found that the bulbs emit rays so strong that they can actually burn the skin and skin cells.... Exposure to the bulbs could lead to premature aging and skin cancer, according to doctors. “It can also cause skin cancer in the deadliest form, and that’s melanoma,” said Dr. Rebecca Tung.

Taking aspirin for ten years doubles risk of vision loss
(NaturalNews) Macular degeneration is one of the many conditions associated with aging, and it remains the preeminent cause of vision loss among individuals aged 55 or older in the United States.

Science & Technology

A Warning Against Biometric Security: Apple’s iPhone 5 Already Hacked
The new iPhone 5's fingerprint ID security feature lasted all of what amounts to not even five minutes in the tech world — Chaos Computer Club is already reporting that they were able to hack the new phone.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Study Finds Women Near Methyl Bromide Treated Fields Have Lower Weight Babies
Beyond Pesticides - The U.S. and other developed countries have banned the use of methyl bromide under an international treaty that recognized the role of chemicals like methyl bromide to deplete the ozone layer. However, some farmers continue to use the fumigant on strawberries and other crops due to the “critical use exemption” (CUE) stipulation of the laws, which allows the chemical to continue to be used when there are no feasible alternatives.

USDA Now Considers GMO Contamination Completely 'Normal'
Natural Society - The USDA has gone on record declaring that GMO contamination is perfectly normal and not any of its concern.... In fact, the USDA went on to say that there are measures in place to ‘minimize’ the widespread contamination of Monsanto’s genetically modified crop, and that’s all that’s required.

High-Performance Agriculture Can Increase Your Garden Yield Eight-Fold
By Dr. Mercola - High-performance agriculture is one of my new passions, and my goal is to provide you with information on how to maximize the time, effort, and energy you’re investing in growing your garden.


James Rawles Warns: “Be Prepared To Hunker Down For Months”
Mac Slavo - As you consider the threats we face and the options available to you should the worst happen, you have no doubt played out numerous scenarios surrounding the effects of a total collapse event that would bring down the national power grid. Be it a cyber attack which DHS Secretary Napolitano says has a 100% likelihood of occurring, a super-EMP weapon being detonated in the skies of America, or a natural disaster involving a highly charged coronal mass ejection from the sun, the possibility is quite realistic.

Pet News

The Next Question to ask your Pet Food Manufacturer
Susan Thixton - Where is the chicken ingredient processed? Is it China? Now that the USDA has approved China to process US poultry, we can be certain that much of pet food chicken ingredient will make the long round trip to China before it reaches your pet's food bowl. There is a multitude of concerns.

Have you heard about the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation?
(NaturalNews) Based on a philosophy of integrative medicine, this holistic approach to animal health is saving the lives of pets diagnosed with conditions such as cancer, heart disease, auto immune disease, bladder problems, skin problems and seizures.

Monday - September 23, 2013 - Today In History:
1779 - John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying "I have not yet begun to fight!"
1780 - John Andre, a British spy, was captured with papers revealing that Benedict Arnold was going to surrender West Point, NY, to the British.
1806 - The Corps of Discovery, the Lewis and Clark expedition, reached St. Louis, MO, and ended the trip to the Pacific Northwest.
1846 - Astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.
1951 - The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast. The show "Crusade for Freedom" was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.
1952 - Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech". At the time he was a candidate for U.S. vice-president.
1957 - Nine black students withdrew from Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas due to the white mob outside.
1962 - New York's Philharmonic Hall opened. It was the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It was later renamed the Avery Fisher Hall.
1962 - "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.
1964 - The new ceiling painting of the Paris Opera house was unveiled. The work was done by Russian-born artist Marc Chagall.
1981 - The Reagan administration announced its plans for what became known as Radio Marti.
1986 - Japanese newspapers quoted Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone as saying that minorities lowered the "intelligence level" of America.
1990 - Iraq publicly threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields and to attack Israel if any nation tried to force it from Kuwait.
1991 - U.N. weapons inspectors find documents detailing Iraq's secret nuclear weapons program. This triggered Baghdad a standoff with authorities in Iraq.
1993 - The Israeli parliament ratified the Israel-PLO accord.
1993 - Blacks were allowed a role in the South African government after a parliamentary vote.
1999 - A 17-month-old girl fell 230 feet from the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The girl had bruises but no broken limbs from the fall onto a rocky ledge.

World News

US ‘Blackmails’ Russia over Syria Resolution – Lavrov
RIA Novosti - “Our American partners are starting to blackmail us: if Russia does not support a resolution under Chapter VII in the UN Security Council, then we will stop the work in the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague,” Lavrov said in a Channel One interview.

Mortar shell hits Russian embassy compound in Damascus, injures 3
RT - “On the morning of September 22, as a result of mortar shelling in the Damascus Mazraa district, one of the shells exploded on the territory of the Russian Embassy in Syria,” said Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement adding that the three injured employees do not have life-threatening conditions.

Nairobi terror: Al-Qaeda affiliates hold hostages in deadly mall siege
RT - At least 68 people have been killed and 200 others wounded by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in a Nairobi shopping mall, as the hostage crisis there has entered its second day. Foreigners are among the casualties. Live Updates.

Kenya Mall Shooting A Staged Managed Production?
Conspiracy Cafe - There is something wrong with this Mall shooting in Kenya. As you go through the pictures, you see perfectly focused pictures taken in perfect light by perfect cameras. Remember you're in a terror attack with many fully automatic AK47's blasting everywhere. You know you need pictures so you stop, stand in the open and photograph all the fine details.

'US military to hit targets in Kenya'
Press TV - Former US general Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said the strikes are aimed at targeting militants involved in Sunday's deadly attack on a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi.

Boeing showing renewed interest in Africa
Defence Web - Over the last year Boeing Defence has been increasing its focus on Africa and sees the continent as a new market, particularly for rotorcraft, while Algeria may order C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifters from the company.

Israel Pushes for Boost in U.S. Aid to More Than $3B a Year - Upping the Ante: The U.S. provides a river of aid to Israel, as reflected by the honor guard welcomed at the Pentagon. Israel is pushing for an even larger package of future assistance. Israel’s 10-year assistance agreement with the United States doesn’t expire until 2017.

Pakistan attack kills 75, renews fears of Taliban
USA Today - A pair of suicide bombers killed 75 people outside a church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday in the deadliest attack yet on the country's Christian minority, reviving fears that the newly installed government is powerless to stop the resurgent Taliban's reign of terror.

Venezuela receives $5 bn credit line from China
Breitbart - Visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Sunday, and said Beijing has granted his country a $5 billion credit line. Maduro, vowing to strengthen the partnership established by his late predecessor Hugo Chavez, used his Twitter account to announce what he called "excellent news" for his country.

Chinese Military Capable of Jamming U.S. Communications System
Washington Free Beacon - China’s military is using stolen U.S. military secrets obtained from a convicted spy to defeat a high-technology communications system used in joint warfighting, combined arms warfare, and missile defenses, according to U.S. officials.

VIDEO: Tropical Storm Usagi Rapidly Weakening Over China; Hong Kong Avoids Worst Case Scenario Sep 22, 2013 - Tropical Storm Usagi is rapidly weakening as it grinds westward across China's Guangdong Province, north of Hong Kong and the major cities of the Pearl River Delta. Usagi made landfall as a typhoon in China's Guangdong Province in the city of Shanwei, about 90 miles east-northeast of Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. “This is an Issue of Human Survival.”
Global Research - Fukushima’s owner, Tokyo Electric (Tepco), says that within as few as 60 days it may begin trying to remove more than 1300 spent fuel rods from a badly damaged pool perched 100 feet in the air. The pool rests on a badly damaged building that is tilting, sinking and could easily come down in the next earthquake, if not on its own.

Russia: Ban on Japanese fish remains in place due to Fukushima accident
Voice of Russia - A ban on fish and seafood imports from Japan, introduced on April 6 2011 in connection with the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, will remain in effect in full, the federal veterinary and phytosanitary oversight service Rosselkhoznadzor has reported. It said the ban applies to 242 companies located in eight prefectures of Japan.

Most hostages freed in Nairobi mall siege as rescue continues
RT - A rescue operation continues for local and foreign hostages still held inside Nairobi’s Westgate mall. Most have been freed, Kenya's military said. At least 69 people have been killed and 200 injured in the attack launched by Islamist militants.

Kenyan Bloodbath: Reaping the “Benefits” of US AFRICOM Collaboration
Tony Cartalucci - Already, both Kenyan and Western politicians, as well as editorials across the Western media, are attempting to use the attack as a pretext to launch a military campaign against neighboring Somalia, while fueling anti-Muslim sentiment across profoundly ignorant audiences in the West.

Assad: Terrorists may attack chemical weapons inspectors, blame Damascus
RT - Syrian armed opposition may be ordered by its foreign sponsors to stage a false flag operation against foreign inspectors when they arrive in the country to monitor destruction of the country’s chemical weapons stockpile, says the Syrian president. Bashar Assad voiced his concerns in an interview by China's state television CCTV in Damascus.

China willing to contribute to Syria deal
Press TV - China has expressed willingness to dispatch experts in line with a Russian-US deal for the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons.

Saudi Arabia Threatens to “End Career” of AP Reporter Over Chemical Weapons Story
Paul Joseph Watson - Associated Press reporter Dale Gavlak has been threatened over her involvement in a story which exposed how Syrian rebels were responsible for the August 21st chemical weapons attack after being handed the weapons by Saudi intelligence agents.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

AIPAC To America: Negotiations With Iran Must Be Backed By Strength!
Liberty Crier - A new memo from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee states that America should increase sanctions and seek to justify the possible use of force against Iran... Click here to view full memo.

New York Times corrects AR-15 Navy Yard story, still misses the mark
Washington Times - After two days, the New York Times finally corrected its story claiming Virginia state law blocked Aaron Alexis from buying an AR-15 rifle before his rampage at the Navy Yard. The article, however, still is not accurate.

First Responders: Radios Failed During Navy Yard Shooting
Adan Salazar - In a report that has gone virtually unnoticed in the mainstream press, D.C. police and firefighters who first arrived to assist at the Washington Navy Yard earlier this week say they were frustrated when their radios failed during inspection of the building, adding yet another strange development to the already questionable set of circumstances that took place that day.

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document
The Guardian - A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.

YouTube: Larry Pratt to Bashir: Do You Have Any Remorse For Those Killed In Gun Free Zones
Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt, appeared on MSNBC with Martin Bashir on Friday to debate the need for stricter gun laws in America. Pratt insisted that the common thread connecting all recent incidents of mass gun violence are gun-free zones.

Rand Paul: GOP ‘probably can’t defeat’ Obamacare
Politico - “We probably can’t defeat or get rid of Obamacare,” the Kentucky senator told reporters at a gathering of Michigan Republicans, according to the Associated Press. Paul acknowledged that time is running out for Congress to pass a government funding bill, however he said House Republicans’ efforts to defund Obamacare in its government funding bill could lead to a compromise.

LPAC (Liberty PAC) 2013 Conference
Daily Paul - MEGA-Coverage: Rand Paul, Ben Swann, Justin Amash, Bruce Fein & Luke Rudkowski!

Maryland Parent arrested for challenging Common Core
Ben Swann - At a Towson, Maryland school board meeting on Thursday, a parent attempting to ask questions about Common Core was arrested and charged with second-degree assault of a police officer. The event was recorded by another parent, and later related by yet another to Michelle Malkin. Robert Small focused on the lowering of educational standards in his complaint, saying “You are not preparing them for Harvard,” but rather a community college.

YouTube: 9 year old Suspended Indefinitely from School ~ Toy that "Looks" Like a Gun
(WJBK) - Gage brought the toy into school at Creative Montessori Academy in Southgate and was showing it to a friend before school hours when a teacher says Gage pointed the gun at his friend and said "bang, bang." Gage and the two other boys who were with him at the time of the incident say he never said the words "bang, bang."


Quantitative Easing Worked For The Weimar Republic For A Little While Too
Economic Collapse - There is a reason why every fiat currency in the history of the world has eventually failed.

Too Big To Fail Is Now Bigger Than Ever Before
Activist Post - The too big to fail banks are now much, much larger than they were the last time they caused so much trouble. The six largest banks in the United States have gotten 37 percent larger over the past five years. Meanwhile, 1,400 smaller banks have disappeared from the banking industry during that time.

Veteran News

VIDEO: Veterans dying from overmedication
CBS News - Veterans by the tens of thousands have come home from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries suffered on the battlefield. Many of them seek treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals. Now a CBS News investigation has found that some veterans are dying of accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers at a much higher rate than the general population -- and some VA doctors are speaking out.

Energy & Environment

Top climate scientists told to ‘cover up’ the fact that Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen for 15 years
Daily Mail - Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed. A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States raised concerns about the final draft.


List of legal beer additives includes fish bladder, MSG, high-fructose corn syrup and insect dyes - If beer companies were required to list every ingredient many of them include in their brews, chances are that sales would be far less than what they currently are. Read this article for a partial list of the legal ingredients included in many of today's mainstream beers.

Protecting Your Thyroid from Radiation Damage with Natural Iodine
Natural Society - Iodine has been shown to protect your body's important glands and the thyroid from radiation toxicity.

Brain-eating amoeba are proven vulnerable to extracts of an extraordinary, yet common Midwest American Indian plant
(NaturalNews) Less than 1% have been shown to survive this brain infection. Fortunately, there may be a cure, and perhaps not surprisingly, it has been left out of all commentary and news publications.

Prescription Painkillers Kill 4x more than Cocaine and Heroin Combined
Natural Society - A CDC report reveals painkillers are responsible for 4x as many deaths as heroin and cocaine combined.

More Americans Estimated to Die from Hospital Mistakes than from Strokes and Accidents Combined
AllGov - A new study published in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients annually don’t make it out of hospitals because of some kind of preventable harm.

Disgusting Ingredients in McDonald’s Burgers
Care2 - Before you decide whether you want to trust McDonald’s let’s take a look at ingredients in their burgers (according to the company’s own website) along with some information I’d like to share about these ingredients.

Bariatric surgery performed on 2-year-old proves total insanity of western medical system
(NaturalNews) A "morbidly obese" two-year-old has undergone bariatric surgery in Saudi Arabia, doctors are now proudly reporting. This radical, permanent maiming of the digestive system of a child was done, they say, after "dieting failed."

How to make a relatively arsenic-free perfect stove-top rice every time
(NaturalNews) The first thing you should do is find rice that contains relatively low arsenic levels. There have been reports of high arsenic content in rices grown in the USA, especially where cotton used to be grown with arsenic laced pesticides that have seeped into the same soil used for growing rice. Rice from China has cadmium issues as well.

Tart Cherries Have 'Highest Anti-Inflammatory Content of any Food'
Natural Society - According to researchers with Oregon Health & Science University, tart cherries have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food”. This is a remarkable statement considering all of the fruits and vegetables with anti-inflammatory properties.

15 Health Benefits of Cucumbers: Grow Your Own Cooling Food
Natural Society - Here are 15 health benefits of cucumbers, and why growing your own can be so beneficial.

Ginger may protect the brain from MSG toxicity, says fascinating research
(NaturalNews) The oils that ginger contains are antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, and ginger has even been found to inhibit cancer growth. Now a study has actually proven that ginger can reverse the damage done by monosodium glutamate, or MSG, a known harmful excitotoxin.

Treating hair problems with ginger
(NaturalNews) A lot of people are investing a lot of money for products and services designed to supposedly free them from different hair and scalp ailments. Little do these people know that they can actually save a ton of money by going to ginger as their primary source for hair and scalp treatment.

Big Pharma suing Maine to force drug monopoly on residents, block importation from Canada
(NaturalNews) The state recently passed legislation that makes it easier for residents to buy prescription drugs from Canada. Only, the U.S. pharma industry doesn't want the competition; the suit alleges that buying drugs from Canada somehow violates the U.S. Constitution.

Child Kicked Out of School For Not Vaccinating Despite Doctor's Advice That Vaccines Could Kill Her
Natural Blaze - A New York State school has terminated the rights of a child to attend classes solely on the basis of being unvaccinated. This despite the advice of her Physician who stated that it could kill her. A devout Catholic mom has now filed a lawsuit against the State government.

Science & Technology

Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against The NSA’s Mass Surveillance
Liberty Crier - On Saturday, October 26 — the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA PATRIOT Act — thousands of people from across the political spectrum will unite in Washington, D.C. to proclaim: Enough is enough. Stop watching us.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Chipotle Blasts Factory Farms Following GMO Labeling Campaign
Natural Society - This ad is a long-awaited breathe of fresh air. It isn’t simply the mind-boggling notion that a single corporation responsible for serving millions of people every day would treat and serve such food. It will simply turn the world upside down. It’s already making quite an impression: Peter Weber at The Week says, “it is the most beautiful, haunting infomercial you’ll ever see.”

Why You Can No Longer Trust The USDA Organic Label
Waking Times - According to the National Organic Program, the organic label indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through methods that integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used…until now.


5 Short Term Methods to Store Water
Activist Post - Storing an ample supply of water is an often overlooked area of preparedness – even though we know it is the most important item for our survival.

YouTube: Too Poor To Prepare
TruthNeverTold - What about those that are awake and too broke to prepare?

Pet News

This Stealth Poison Could Kill Your Pet (or Child) Within Hours
Dr. Becker - So lethal that even minor exposure can be lethal for people AND pets... A Jack Russell Terrier in New York died recently after drinking from a pond while enjoying the outdoors with his family. Testing showed the dog was full of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, which he ingested when he drank the contaminated pond water.

Friday - September 20, 2013 - Today In History:
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.
1946 - The first Cannes Film Festival premiered. The original premier was delayed in 1939 due to World War II.
1946 - WNBT-TV in New York became the first station to promote a motion picture. Scenes from "The Jolson Story" were shown.
1953 - The TV show "Letter to Loretta" premiered. The name was changed to "The Loretta Young Show" on February 14, 1954.
1955 - "You'll Never Be Rich" premiered on CBS-TV. The name was changed less than two months later to "The Phil Silvers Show."
1962 - James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Gov. 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.
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 - 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

PHOTO and Article: Abe mum on plan for contaminated water crisis - OKUMA, FUKUSHIMA PREF. – Wearing a protective suit to guard against radioactive contamination, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe entered the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant Thursday to inspect the desperate effort to stop tainted water from entering the soil and the Pacific.
Abe visited the site in an apparent publicity stunt to demonstrate his determination to get the water crisis under control. An estimated 300 tons of contaminated groundwater is believed to be flowing into the ocean every day, and experts say the more than 1,000 storage tanks overlooking the site pose an even greater hazard.

Grounds to believe Syria chemical attack was smart provocation says Putin
RT - “We have every grounds to believe that it was a provocation. Of course, it was adroit and smart, but, at the same time, primitive in terms of technical performance. They took an old Soviet-made missile, which was taken out of service in the Syrian army long ago. It was most important to have ‘made in the USSR’ written [on the missile],” Putin said at the Valday discussion forum on Thursday.

Syria militant clash shuts Turkey border
Press TV - On Thursday, Turkish border authorities temporarily closed the gate, located in the southern province of Kilis. The gate was closed after militants from the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant overran the border town of Azaz, which had been held by the so-called Free Syrian Army.

Egypt’s security forces bring tanks to storm Islamist stronghold outside Cairo (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT - A police general was killed and at least nine policemen were wounded in clashes between militants on Thursday just outside Cairo during a military operation backed by dozens of tanks and helicopters.

US Army looking to contractors for African operations
Defense Web - US Army Africa Command (Africom) wants private contractors to move military equipment and supplies from the US to Egypt and 55 other countries within its Area of Responsibility (AOR) starting this month.

Anarchy in Libya 2 years after NATO ‘humanitarian liberation’
RT - The ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine Obama wants to use in Syria is the same one the US used in Libya. Two years after the NATO ‘humanitarian intervention’, it’s instructive to look at what path Libya has taken since then.

VIDEO: 'No peace while Israel sitting on N-bomb’
Press TV - The Middle East will not see peace and stability as long as Israel refuses to put its nuclear weapons under international control, a US political commentator says. Jim W. Dean, the managing director of Veterans Today, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

Arab states target secret Israeli nuclear arsenal at UN meeting
RT - Member states of the UN nuclear agency voted down an Arab-backed resolution targeting the Jewish state for criticism over its clandestine nuclear weapons arsenal. Fifty-one countries voted against the so-called ‘Israeli Nuclear Capabilities’ measure and 43 states voted for in what was viewed as a victory for the United States, which opposed the initiative.

Bolivian president to sue US govt for crimes against humanity
RT - Bolivian President Evo Morales will file a lawsuit against the US government for crimes against humanity. He has decried the US for its intimidation tactics and fear-mongering after the Venezuelan presidential jet was blocked from entering US airspace.

VIDEO: Super Typhoon Usagi Threatens Taiwan, Northern Philippines, Hong Kong - Super Typhoon Usagi, the equivalent of a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, intensified rapidly Thursday in the western Pacific Ocean and will threaten parts of Taiwan, the far northern Philippines and southern China through the next several days.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Blaine Stands With Food Sovereignty Activists - Maine DHHS Backs Down on Goat’s Milk Harassment - In response to threats from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) against Alorah Gellerson, for feeding her infant son a homemade formula containing goat's milk, retired Navy Captain and Republican Congressional Candidate Blaine Richardson spoke at an event to protest this overreach of government authority.

Kerry says U.N. Security Council must act on Syria
Reuters - "The Security Council must be prepared to act next week," Kerry told reporters. "It is vital for the international community to stand up and speak out in the strongest possible terms about the importance of enforceable action to rid the world of Syria's chemical weapons."

Confirmed: Navy Yard Shooter Was On Anti-Depressant Trazodone
Paul Joseph Watson - In verifying that Alexis was prescribed Trazodone by the Veterans Affairs Office, the Washington Post published a brief article downplaying the danger of the drug, quoting Miami physician Gabriela Cora who stated (almost too eagerly), “Honestly, it’s a very safe drug to use.”

Army document describes technology that can transmit a voice into someone’s head
Blacklisted News - A declassified Army document titled “Bioeffects of Selected Nonlethal Weapons” describes a series of technologies that the military has developed, including one with the ability to transfer radio-frequency (RF) energy into a human target.

Common Core Paying Off Republican Politicians?
Ben Swann - Tennessee recently made national headlines for a single city spending $5.2 million to align with the standards of Common Core. “The new Common Core standards being implemented in states around the country are bringing unforeseen expenses to local districts, like a Tennessee city that had to borrow $5.2 million to buy iPads and laptops for kids as young as kindergarten,” reports Fox News.

Police Run Over, Kill Man For Seatbelt Violation
Kit Daniels - WARNING: Strong language and violence not meant for children. A disturbing dash cam video released yesterday shows a Florida police officer running over a suspect who was wanted for not wearing a seat belt. DeLand Police Officer James Harris was fired over the incident, which killed the suspect, 38-year-old Marlon Robert Brown, according to the Ocala Post.

Police Serve Warrant at Wrong House, Shoot Their Dog, Now Refuse to Pay Vet Bills
Libertarian Republic - The City of Leander, Texas is refusing to pay the medical bills for a German Shepherd dog that was shot when police served a warrant at the wrong address. An officer shot “Vinny” in June, putting the dog in the hospital with $1,500 in medical bills. Luckily he survived and is recovering, but the city is denying the claim against them. The family is planning to sue.

Reality Check: Is Monsanto America’s Best Example of Crony Capitalism?
Ben Swann - Monsanto’s influence over food supply is troubling. Their ability to seemingly prevent GMO labeling also troubling. Their connections with people like Mike Taylor [USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service administrator] who have the ability to control what does and does not show up on our families tables, sure smells like crony capitalism.

Over $71K raised in one day to buy house for Boston homeless man who returned $42K
Activist Post - Glen James probably did not expect to get anything in return for turning in a backpack with over $42,000 in it. But now some $71,647 has been raised in just over 24 hours to buy the homeless Boston man a house.

US to test nukes on disarmament day
Press TV - The United States is planning to test nuclear missiles next week on the same day that heads of states and foreign ministers from around the world are to hold a high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

VIDEO: Ron Paul With Charlie Rose: 'The Meaning of Non-Interventionism' - Do not miss Ron Paul's extensive interview on the Charlie Rose show. He gives the best yet definition of his personal philosophy, called "non-interventionism," which also is the philosophical framework of his Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Lightning than by a Terrorist
Washington's Blog - Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that Americans are 110 times more likely to die from contaminated food than terrorism. And see this.

Shocker: New Survey Finds Nearly Every Federal Employee Rejects ObamaCare
Forbes - A new survey of 2,500 federal employees and retirees found that 92.3 percent believe federal workers should keep their current health insurance and not be forced into ObamaCare. Only 2.9 percent say they should become part of the new health insurance exchanges.

Bumper Stickers Could Land Michigan Drivers In Jail
CBS News - If you have a bumper sticker from any organization, association, fraternity, lodge, group or club displayed on your car, you could be breaking the law.

Election News

Paul Family Preparing For Rand 2016 Presidential Bid
Steve Watson - All indications coming from the Paul family suggest that there will be another Paul in the running for President when campaigning gears up again. In an MSNBC appearance this morning, Ron Paul suggested that he believes his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will mount a bid. Rand Paul’s mother Carol also echoed the sentiments.


Experts: Fed’s QE Unlimited Will Lead to “Total Collapse”
Paul Joseph Watson - Financial experts have slammed the Federal Reserve’s decision to proceed with “QE unlimited” by refusing to taper its money printing madness, with famed investor Mark Faber predicting the move will lead to a “total collapse” of the economic system.

U.S. House approves bill with deep food stamp spending cuts
Washington Post - House Republicans narrowly approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s food stamp program Thursday that would slash about $39 billion in funding over the next decade, cut aid to about 4 million Americans in the next few years and shift the burden of providing aid to some of the nation’s poor to state governments.

Operation Compliance: Detroit's War on Small Business - Operation Compliance began with the stated goal of shutting down 20 businesses a week. Since its inception, Operation Compliance has resulted in the closure of 383 small businesses, with another 536 in the "process of compliance," according to figures provided to Reason TV by city officials.

USPS About To Run Out Of Cash, May Need Emergency Rate Hike
Consumerist - Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testified this morning [Sept 19, 2013] before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, giving senators the bad news that the Postal Service will only have enough cash on hand next month to cover around five days worth of expenses.

Christmas Creeps Up On This Kohl’s Store
Consumerist - America’s children have barely scuffed their new back-to-school shoes and most people haven’t even thought about what they want to be for Halloween, but you can buy a full complement of Christmas decorations at Kohl’s.

Obama: ‘Raising the Debt Ceiling…Does Not Increase Our Debt,’ Though It Has ‘Over 100 Times’
CNS News - Raising the debt ceiling doesn’t increase the nation’s debt, Pres. Obama declared in a speech.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

YouTube: Vacate Wall Street - Empty Out The Banks by Sept 2014
Two years ago Occupy Wall Street began (Sept 17th). Let's finish what they started. Begin putting a dollar a day into Bitcoin or other alternative currency, even gold or silver. From this, a new economy will rise. By September 17th 2014 we can take all the cash out of banks & Wall Street will be empty. Vacated.

Veteran News

21 September 2012 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day - To honor the sacrifice of service members who were prisoners of war or are still missing in action, observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, traditionally observed on the third Friday in September, are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans' facilities.

Energy & Environment

Property losses from Colorado flood projected at about $2 billion
Reuters - Property losses from deadly flooding in Colorado will total nearly $2 billion, about half from housing and half from the commercial and government sectors, catastrophe modeling firm Eqecat said on Wednesday in the first comprehensive estimate of the disaster's economic toll.

10th death reported, property losses soar as Colorado assesses flood damage
NBC News - Two more people were presumed dead as the number of people unaccounted for from Colorado's devastating flooding continued to fall [...] In Larimer County, 28 more people were rescued Wednesday, the county sheriff's office said, but 139 were still missing.

5,250 gallons of oil spills into South Platte River
Denver Post - Industry crews have placed absorbent booms in the South Platte River south of Milliken where at least 5,250 gallons of crude oil has spilled from two tank batteries into the flood-swollen river.


Blaine Stands With Food Sovereignty Activists - Maine DHHS Backs Down on Goat’s Milk Harassment - In response to threats from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) against Alorah Gellerson, for feeding her infant son a homemade formula containing goat's milk, retired Navy Captain and Republican Congressional Candidate Blaine Richardson spoke at an event to protest this overreach of government authority.

Drinking Coffee and Tea Slashes Nasal MRSA Infection Risk in Half
Green Med Info - With the CDC's recent warning that deadly, antibiotic resistant 'nightmare bacteria' are taking the lives of at least 23,000 U.S. patients a year, the discovery that regular consumption of coffee and tea consumption slashes the risk of nasal colonization of MRSA is all the more remarkable.

The American Cancer Society is in Bed with Major Cancer Drug Makers
Natural Society - Have you ever wondered why pharmaceutical cancer treatments cost so much when cancer-fighting foods like cannabis oil, sour sop fruit, turmeric, and dandelion greens have been shown to be inexpensive and effective solutions for all kinds of cancers?

Just a Handful of Bay Leaves Daily can Help with Diabetes
Natural Society - Individuals suffering from Type II Diabetes have difficulty metabolizing glucose, but bay leaves, also known by their Latin name as Laurus nobilis, have now been shown to drastically improve insulin function.

Gov Estimates Pandemic Would Kill At Least 2 Million
Mac Slavo - The U.S. government has been planning contingency procedures just in case we have another mutation like we saw at the beginning of the last century.

CDC's 'Bacteria of Nightmares': A Monstrosity Created by Outdated Theory and Practice
Green Med Info - The CDC announced this week that millions in the US contract 'super germs' and 23,000 die each year, but isn't their outdated antibiotic-and germ-focused disease model entirely to blame for this growing nightmare?

Statins Are the Greatest Medical Fraud of All Time: Study Reports
Gaia Health - Statins are one of the most dangerous drugs prescribed by doctors. The risks from them were obvious before they were ever marketed. Nonetheless, they are among the best selling drugs of all time. Finally, genuine science has been looking at their adverse effects and lack of benefit to document the truth that was obvious from the beginning...

Health benefits of okra
(NaturalNews )This vegetable is packed with fiber, which is good for cholesterol management. It has been found to contain folic acid and vitamin B6 with amounts equivalent to 1/10 of the recommended daily intake for Americans.

11 Reasons to Grow and Eat Sunflower Greens
Natural Society - Sunflowers offer incredible health benefits. Here are 11 reasons to grow and eat your own organic sunflowers.

Home remedies to alleviate psoriasis
(NaturalNews) Psoriasis is a complex disease of the skin. What makes it complex is the fact that it is incurable, because the problem is directly related to some malfunction of the immune system. There is a need to first correct the disorder happening inside the body before the reddening and flaking of the skin can be stopped.

Fortifying the explosion of cancer - A study
(NaturalNews) How many foods are "fortified" with things your body can't even use, and even worse, contain synthetic additives that wreak havoc on your cells? Since cancer is the mutation of cells that multiply and divide uncontrollably, this form of food and vitamin "processing" is adding to the cancer "explosion" we see taking place in the U.S., where every third person is fighting the "c" word right now.

Science & Technology

NASA and DHS developing a heartbeat detector for use in search and rescue - The two government entities are working in tandem to create the device, called FINDER, or Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response, for use in finding individuals who are still alive after a major disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes and tornados.

A Pill That Tracks Your Health? The Reality Of The ‘Quantified Self’ Movement
Huffington Post - Microsensors in your shoes compile data on where you go and what you do. Your workout clothes track your daily progress at the gym and tell you when to slow down or speed up. The pill you swallow reports back on the state of your digestion, vital signs, and overall well-being. And as you sleep, a headband monitors your REM patterns. A far-fetched sci-fi fantasy? Not at all.

Google Launches Life Extension Tech Company
Activist Post - Google has launched a new company called Calico reportedly aimed at radically extending the human lifespan and solving aging-related diseases, a further move by the company into realms unrelated to Internet technology.

How The U.S. Military Plans To Hijack The Airwaves
Forbes - If you want to take over a nation, then first take over its airwaves. Broadcast your messages and interdict the enemy’s ability to broadcast theirs.


Survival Basics: 12 Things You Can Do Now to Stop the Bad Guys
Backdoor Survival - A big part of being prepared has to do with planning for the unexpected. That not only includes prepping for a natural disaster, but also coming up with a strategy for coping with the day to day challenge of petty crime and burglary.

Pet News

Natural, Nontoxic Flea Infestation Solutions for Home and Pets - It is worth the effort to prevent fleas and eliminate infestations naturally both on your pet and in/around your home. Remember that pesticides are toxic, hormone disrupting compounds so it is best to avoid any exposure as much as humanly possible, particularly in your home where you are spending the majority of your time living, breathing and sleeping!

Thursday - September 19, 2013 - Today In History:
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.
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.
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: Syria under attack by al-Qaeda: Assad
Press TV - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country is not in a civil war but it has been attacked by foreign-backed militant groups affiliated with al-Qaeda. In an interview with US network Fox News on Wednesday, the Syrian president said, "What we have is not civil war. What we have is war. It's a new kind of war."

NATO plans drill in Russia's backyard
Press TV - NATO has planned a major military maneuver in eastern Europe in November to hone its conventional warfare skills, with NATO’s top commander claiming the exercise is not aimed at Russia.

Assad vows to destroy chemical weapons within about a year
RT - Syrian President Bashar Assad said he is committed to the chemical weapons agreement and vowed to hand over the country’s chemical arms to be destroyed. He added that the plan will cost around $1 billion and take about a year to complete.

VIDEO: UN Syria report ignores ‘very factual’ evidence: Russia
Press TV - Speaking in Damascus on Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the documents regarding the militants’ use of chemical weapons on August 21 were “very factual” and not political.

Video Shows Syrian Rebels Firing Chemical Weapons
Paul Joseph Watson - A new video purportedly shows jihadist rebels in Syria firing chemical weapons just hours after the August 21 attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, an incident which stoked global condemnation and was blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces.

Children in Syria chemical attack video 'moved between locations' before 'staged' filming
RT - Children filmed as victims of the Aug 21 chemical attack in a Damascus suburb had been deliberately moved to the location from a different region after being kidnapped weeks before, Mother Agnes told RT after presenting her own investigation to the UN.

Russia seeks to privatize its suffering ‘friend’ Greece
RT - Russian investors are pursuing deals to help cash-strapped Greece privatize its economy and pay off its huge debt. Russian Railways RZD may take a 100 percent state in Greek’s TRAINOSE, and Gazprom has renewed talks with state-owned gas company DEPA.

David Attenborough: Stop Feeding Third World Nations to Reduce Population
Storyleak - Top globalist Sir David Attenborough, who last year described humans as a ‘plague on Earth’, has now gone on record in calling for nations of the world to stop sending food aid to starving nations in order to reduce the population of the world.

Looting hits Acapulco as Mexico storm death toll reaches 80 - Looting broke out in the flooded Mexican beach resort of Acapulco as the government struggled to reach tens of thousands of people cut off by flooding that had claimed at least 80 lives by Wednesday. Stores were ransacked by looters who carried off everything from televisions to Christmas decorations after floodwaters wreaked havoc in the Pacific port that has experienced some of the worst storm damage to hit Mexico in years.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Firefighters battle blaze after explosions rock Oklahoma chemical plant - Firefighters were battling a large blaze at a chemical plant in Oklahoma early Thursday following two explosions, authorities said. The Danlin plant in Thomas, Okla., caught fire following the blasts at 10 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET), according to fire officials.

Navy Yard shooter was on Antidepressant Trazodone—How many more drug induced shootings until lawmakers wake up? - It took less than 48 hours to learn that Washington Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, is another in a long line of psychiatric drug-induced perpetrators.

Navy Yard Shooting: SWAT Team Ordered to ‘Stand Down’
Julie Wilson - According to a BBC report, one of the most heavily armed police teams, assigned with the task of protecting the Capitol complex and responsible for responding to threats of terrorism, was ordered to stand down in response to Monday’s shooting at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building in D.C.

Sour over Syria: American senators attack Russian banks
RT - In cold war style, US Senators have urged the Obama administration to freeze assets of three major Russian banks, ban their activities in the US, and deny employees’ entry into the country on the suspicion they are doing business with the Assad regime.

Feds to seize 36-story Iranian-owned skyscraper in New York
MarketWatch - U.S. prosecutors have won a judge’s approval to seize a 36-story skyscraper on 5th Avenue in New York that is owned by the Iranian government. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, said in a press release the building would be the “largest-ever terrorism-related forfeiture.”

U.S. defense chief to order worldwide security review
Reuters - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel aims to order a review of physical security and access at all Defense Department installations worldwide following Monday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, a senior Pentagon official said on Tuesday.

Another 250 Million Rounds Of Ammunition For An Agency On A Bullet Diet
Activist Post - Today, CPB and ICE announced via the solicitation process that they will be awarding the contract on or about October 7, 2013. Added to the original solicitation was this sentence: Resulting award will be used for training/qualifications only, not for duty use, and will be used as a direct substitution in lieu of procuring like quantities of duty ammunition.

Michael Jackson 1 Day Before Death: A 'Group of People' Want to 'Get Rid of Me', DoD Whistleblower Confirms
Intel Hub - DoD Whistleblower confirms Michael Jackson’s last phone call revealed factions of the U.S. Government wanted him dead as he was in fear of his life.
* Related Article: Hoax? ‘Whistleblower’ Leaks ‘Michael Jackson’s Final Phone Call’

Update: Cop Who Killed Unarmed North Carolina Man Shot Him Twelve Times
CNN News - Police have charged Officer Randall Kerrick with voluntary manslaughter, a felony. He was released Sunday on $50,000 bond.

School Teaches Students it’s Constitutional for Cops to Confiscate Guns - South Carolina parents were furious this week after seeing questions regarding the Constitution – in particular the Second Amendment – as taught in their daughter’s 8th grade history class.

Drop The Rook And Put Your Hands Up! Police Crackdown On Chess Players - For more than 30 years, chess games have been a staple in the Mid-Market neighborhood. But earlier this month, the San Francisco Police Department confiscated the playing equipment, chairs and tables... Police said regular chess players aren’t the problem. They said the area has become a hotbed for illegal gambling and drug use.


YouTube: HSBC Whistleblower Speaks, Uncovered Terrorist Financing
Luke Rudkowski interviews Everett Stern, a former employee of HSBC that uncovered and blew the whistle on the company knowingly financing criminals, terrorists and drug cartels.

America clings to $85bn lifeline, Fed keeps stimulus
RT - In an unexpected move, the Federal Reserve decided not to put the brakes on its easy money policy, and will keep bond purchases at $85 billion per month. Chairman Ben Bernanke said at the press conference after the meeting that there is “no fixed schedule” or “magic number” for when the Federal Reserve will begin to slow or end its bond purchases.

YouTube: Ron Paul: Fed Decision To Not Taper Is A Really Bad Sign
Fox Business Sep 18, 2013.

Obama admin. starts preparations for shutdown
AP - he Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to agency heads this week ordering them to make contingency plans if Congress does not reach a deal to fund the government after Sept. 30. The letter from OMB director Sylvia Burwell says there is still enough time for Congress to prevent a lapse in funding, but "prudent management" requires that the government get ready for a shutdown.

Janet Yellen: What A Horrifying Choice For Fed Chairman She Would Be
Economic Collapse - Are you ready for Janet Yellen? Wall Street wants her, the mainstream media wants her and it appears that her confirmation would be a slam dunk.

Convoy to D.C. – Truckers To Shut Down America in October
Mac Slavo - ...with fuel prices continuing to rise, wages dropping, jobs becoming harder to find, and rampant corruption in Washington D.C. furthering the country’s economic death spiral, America’s truck drivers, like the majority of our fellow citizens, are fed up. Between October 11th and 13th they have called for a general strike, asking truck drivers around the country to refuse to haul freight, a move that could carry with it a significant impact on the American economy.

Veteran News

CalVet Hiring Veterans Claims Representatives to Help Ease VA Claims Backlog - The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) is hiring 36 Veterans Claims Representatives (VCR) to speed processing of benefits claims filed by California veterans and caught in the massive VA backlog. VCRs will review claims that have been pending 125 days or longer to ensure they are fully developed and ready for adjudication.

Energy & Environment

‘Take Back Your Power’: Documentary Paints Dark Picture of Smart Meters
The Blaze - Adverse health effects. Trespassing and privacy issues. Increasing costs on the consumers. A loss of control. Hacking potential. The concerns about smart meter programs, which are rolling out in cities worldwide, are increasing, potentially refuting some of their purported benefits of efficiency, fewer greenhouse gas emissions and improved energy security.


Radishes for Radical Healing – Boost Kidney Health, Protect Against Cancer
Natural Society - This root-like vegetable is of the cruciferous variety (in the same family of vegetables as arugula, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and watercress) and offers multiple trace minerals, vitamins, and healing phyto-nutrients that our bodies need. Even the Iron Chef tells us, ‘don’t throw away those radish greens!’

Study: Raw Garlic Consumption can Cut Lung Cancer Risk in (Nearly) Half
Natural Society - Some research has found that raw garlic consumption at least twice weekly reduces lung cancer risk by 44%. Even smokers saw a 30% reduced risk.

YouTube: Make a Ginger Compress to Soothe Sore Muscles — Mother Earth Living
Aches and pains plague all of us. Whether you've overdone a workout, experienced an injury or are coming down with the flu, achy muscles may leave you reaching for over-the-counter remedies. But you can soothe sore muscles with homemade natural remedies, such as a simple ginger compress.

Bottled water found to contain over 24,000 chemicals, including endocrine disruptors
(NaturalNews) ...a new study out of Germany has found that thousands of other potentially harmful chemicals are still leeching from plastic products into food and beverages, including an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) known as di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate, or DEHF, that is completely unregulated.

Top five foods for fighting depression
(NaturalNews) There are five particular foods capable of perking up your mood in a healthy way. Try these five and you can lose depression and its symptoms such as lack of energy and mood swings.

4 Toxic Foods/Beverages Damaging Unborn Babies
Natural Society - What should pregnant women abstain from while carrying their children? If you’re like most people, answers like “tobacco, drugs, and alcohol” will be first on your mind. However, there are many other toxic foods and beverages that have been shown to have potentially detrimental effects on fetuses in utero, and many women are still consuming them.

The Sad State Of School Lunch In The U.S. (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - If you'd like to lose your appetite, take a look at this gallery of cafeteria lunches submitted by random high school students from across the country. The photos come to us from the youth nonprofit, who have asked teens to share photos of their school lunches throughout the month of September. The full gallery is on the Do Something site, and users can vote to "toss" or "eat" each photo.

Raw Marbled Chocolate and Orange Tavoletta
Prevent Disease - Passionate about chocolate? If so, you're sure to savor this indulgently rich chocolate and orange tavoletta. This delicious raw recipe is packed with three power houses in nutrition, cacao, cinnamon and coconut oil.

Science & Technology

“Pulse Password” Technology Emerges
CBS News - Passwords, pin numbers, and credit cards could soon be a thing of the past. Soon, your heart and your body might be used to keep track of just about everything if new technology is able to unlock “pulse passwords”. Your heartbeat reveals more about you than your health, Bionym chief executive officer Karl Martin explained.

VIDEO: NSA’s New iPhone: Your Freedom in the Crosshairs - Introducing the new iPhone nSa, the best surveillance device to date. It aims to put your freedom... in the crosshairs.

Facebook ‘likes’ protected under First Amendment, US federal court rules
RT - The Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday in favor of a former deputy sheriff in Hampton, Virginia who said that he was fired for “liking” the Facebook page of the candidate running for city sheriff against his boss.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Easy Outdoor Cellar
Mother Earth News - Build a wooden box, bury it part-way in the ground, lay on a cover and you have an outdoor cold cellar for storing vegetables in the winter.

Wednesday - September 18, 2013 - Today in History:  Happy Birthday U.S. Air Force
1759 - The French formally surrendered Quebec to the British.
1763 - It was reported, by the Boston Gazette, that the first piano had been built by John Harris in the United States.
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.
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

UNSC resolution on Syria won’t be under Chapter 7 allowing use of force - Lavrov
RT - The resolution that the UN Security Council is to adopt in support of the plan to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons won’t refer to Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, regulating the use of military force on behalf of the council, Sergey Lavrov says.

UN Syria findings are ‘politicized and biased’ – Russia’s deputy FM
RT - Russia is disappointed that the UN’s findings are “politicized” and “biased” in nature, stated Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. He added that without a complete picture of what is happening in Syria, the conclusions remain one-sided.

5 Lies Invented to Spin UN Report on Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack
Activist Post - As predicted days before the UN's Syrian chemical weapons report was made public, the West has begun spinning the findings to bolster their faltering narrative regarding alleged chemical weapon attacks on August 21, 2013 in eastern Damascus, Syria.

VIDEO: World should pressure Israel to destroy its WMD, Syrian deputy FM says
Press TV - Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad calls on the international community to put pressure on Israel to destroy its weapons of mass destruction.

Brazilian president postpones visit to Washington over US spying
RT - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit to Washington in response to the US spying on her communications with top aides. Rousseff is demanding a full public apology from President Obama.

Syria Hands Russia Proof on Rebels’ Use of Chemical Weapons
RIA Novosti - The Syrian authorities handed over to Russia evidence proving that opposition forces were allegedly involved in the use of chemical weapons last month, a senior Russian diplomat said. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday night after the meeting with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem in Damascus that “this evidence must be analyzed.”

UN General Assembly session begins amid talk of US-Iran meeting - On Tuesday as the United Nations kicked off the 68th session of the General Assembly, a two-week dialogue in New York City among world leaders, a letter exchange between President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, has international media questioning whether the two will meet on the sidelines of the gathering.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: Economic Warfare Super Panel - William Scott
Watch this shocking video detailing how radical Muslim terrorists are setting gigantic fires across the United States. William Scott, a former official with the National Security Agency, addresses an economic warfare super panel on the national security issue of warfare by fire: Fire Wars. Mr. Scott is speaking at the Economic Warfare Institute at the American Center for Democracy, which has expertise in this wide variety of crucial subjects. Listen to the stunning statistics he delivers.

Congressman: CIA Employee Who Refused to Sign Non-Disclosure on Benghazi Suspended - A CIA employee who refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement barring him from discussing the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, has been suspended as a result and forced to hire legal counsel, according to a top House lawmaker.

Carney: The President Will Use Executive Orders On Guns
Activist Post - In the wake of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said the President is implementing executive actions, and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows. Just a couple weeks after two Colorado Democrats were recalled, Obama looks set on further trampling the Second Amendment.

Navy Contractor Failed to Spot Felons in Clearances
Bloomberg - A company hired by the U.S. Navy to manage passes for entry to Navy facilities issued some credentials to government contractors before their identities were vetted through criminal or terrorist databases, according to an audit by the Pentagon Inspector General. As a result, “52 convicted felons received routine, unauthorized access to Navy installations for 62 to 1,035 days,” the audit found.

News Flash for Piers Morgan: AR-15 Not Used In Navy Yard Massacre
Kurt Nimmo - The credibility of the anti-Second Amendment agenda pushed by CNN and the New York Daily News has taken a serious blow with the revelation today that the alleged shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington did not use an AR-15.... We shouldn’t expect CNN and The New York Daily News, a newspaper owned by Obama speechwriter Mortimer Zuckerman, to be objective.

Navy Shooter Taking “Mass Murder Suicide Pills”?
Ben Swann - According to the Associated Press: “(Alexis) had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and a sleep disorder. He also had been hearing voices in his head, the officials said.” In addition, CBS in Washington D.C. is reporting that since August, Alexis had been treated by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems. The question therefore must be asked… HOW was Aaron Alexis being treated for those problems?

Washington navy yard gunman ‘obsessed with violent video games’
London Telegraph - The Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis played violent video games including Call of Duty for up to 16 hours at a time and friends believe it could have pushed him towards becoming a mass murderer.

AP Published Story Day Before Navy Yard Shootings! (Debunked)
Paul Joseph Watson - Did the Associated Press accidentally publish intricate details of the Navy Yard shooting the day before it happened?

15-Year-Old Student Arrested For ‘Terrorizing School’ With YouTube Video Of Phone App, Could Face 20 Years - A 15-year-old student has been arrested after uploading a YouTube video of gameplay from a phone application. Authorities said his video “terrorized and interfered with operation of his school” and charged him with offenses that could give him a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.

Media Buries Psychiatric Drug Connection to Navy Shooter
Paul Joseph Watson - Networks don’t want to risk losing $2.4 billion in ad revenue from pharmaceutical giants. Despite every indication that Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis was on SSRI drugs that have been linked to dozens of previous mass shootings, the mainstream media has once again avoided all discussion of the issue, preferring instead to blame the tragedy on a non-existent AR-15 that the gunman didn’t even use.

House to Vote on Defunding Obamacare
National Review - Leadership sources tell me the House will soon vote on a continuing resolution that simultaneously funds the federal government and defunds Obamacare. Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are expected to announce the decision at Wednesday’s Republican conference meeting.


Republicans Weigh Defunding Health Law, Avoiding Shutdown
Bloomberg - House Republican leaders are considering including a proposal to defund President Barack Obama’s health-care law in a stopgap measure to finance the U.S. government, according to lawmakers and a congressional aide.

Gold Tumbles Below $1,300 to Six-Week Low Before Fed Statement
Bloomberg - Gold dropped below $1,300 an ounce to the lowest level in almost six weeks on speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut its monthly asset purchases at the end of a two-day meeting today. Silver fell for a third day as platinum sank to an almost eight-week low.

ECOtality fatality: Green company files for bankruptcy after 115M stimulus funding granted
Live Leak - ECOtality, the electric car-charging company that operates more than 600 charging stations in Arizona, may be about to close its door.

Median Household Income Has Fallen For FIVE YEARS IN A ROW
Economic Collapse - If the economy is getting better, then why do incomes keep falling? According to a shocking new report that was just released by the U.S. Census Bureau, median household income (adjusted for inflation) has declined for five years in a row.

Obama to ask business leaders to push Congress to raise debt limit
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will appeal to business leaders on Wednesday to urge Congress to approve an increase in the U.S. debt limit and avoid a default that is possible as early as mid-October.

Veteran News

Happy 66th Birthday to the U.S. Air Force - Founded in 1947

Occupy Wall Street Protest

Two years after Occupy Wall Street: Poverty persists and economic inequality grows
RT - Thousands of Occupy protesters demonstrated in New York City to mark the second anniversary of the movement on Tuesday, just as new figures show that poverty remains steady and the so-called “one percent” have only grown wealthier.

Energy & Environment

Chemtrails: A Planetary Catastrophe Created by Geo-engineering - “Over the past decade, independent testing of Chemtrails around the country has shown a dangerous, extremely poisonous brew that includes: barium, nano aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF], radioactive thorium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, desiccated blood, mold spores, yellow fungal mycotoxins, ethylene dibromide, and polymer fibers... A few “anonymous” officials have acknowledged this on-going aerosol spraying.”

Colorado flood: New numbers released for unaccounted-for people
Denver Post - The number of people unaccounted for in the Colorado floods was downgraded Tuesday afternoon to 581, according to the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.

VIDEO: Colorado floods spur fracking concerns
CBS News - "Water pollution is the biggest concern," said Gary Wockner, the Colorado program director for the anti-fracking group Clean Water Action. "Our biggest fear is that oil and gas hydrocarbons and hydrofracking chemicals will get into the water supply, and that the flooding will spread the pollution over a large swath of the landscape."

VIDEO: Colorado Flooding: Nebraska's Platte River Next in Line for Flood Surge - The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for the South Platte to rise dramatically later this week, potentially high enough to flood a section of I-80 near Roscoe, Neb., about 45 miles west of the city of North Platte. If this happens, it could significantly disrupt traffic and truck shipments through this corridor, which links the Rocky Mountain states to the west with major Midwest markets to the east.


Attacks on Health Reporters and Their Readers Are Escalating - Simply by reporting the scientific evidence—which is published in peer-reviewed journals, mind you—I’ve been labeled as a top “anti-vaccine influencer” for my pro-safety stance on vaccines, and a “media supporter of domestic eco-terrorists” for my reporting on the hazards of Roundup and genetically engineered foods. Read More...

FDA: 'Silver Has No Medicinal Use', Despite Being Used for Thousands of Years
Natural Society - Colloidal silver has been used as a medicine due to its anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties for as long as anyone can remember. These properties and more are what protects the immune system from disease. But thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we are being told that silver has absolutely no medicinal value.

Top 10 Ways You can Use Lemons for Beauty and a Healthy Appearance
Natural Society - Lemons have been prized for centuries as a healing food. Here are 10 ways to use lemons for a healthier appearance.

Gardasil Vaccine Destroys Ovaries of 16-yr. Old Girl, Causes Infertility
Natural Society - The Gardasil vaccine has recently destroyed the ovaries of a young 16 year old girl, sparking infertility.

Greatest Health is Happiness: How Compassion Makes Us Happy and Healthy
Natural Society - A recent brain imaging study conducted by Jordan Grafman of the National Institute of Health has revealed that the pleasure centers in our brain called the fronto–mesolimbic networks (the areas that light up when we eat chocolate or do something similarly enjoyable) are the very same areas that light up when we give money to charity or act in a compassionate way.

How to Optimize Turmeric Absorption for Super-Boosted Benefits
Natural Society - crucial fact about turmeric that could mean the difference between simple consumption and full-absorption. That fact: turmeric is fat-soluble, and you want to be able to absorb is magnificent food to experience all of the health benefits it has to offer.... Without fat, the active component in turmeric, curcumin, has a difficult time making it past the stomach, into the small intestine, and into the blood where it can offer the greatest benefits.

Curcumin supplementation is shown to halt the progression of diabetes in pre-diabetics
(NaturalNews) A group of researchers publishing in Diabetes Care have found that supplementation with a standardized compound extracted from turmeric may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk.

Cilantro will help detoxify your body
(NaturalNews) Cilantro, better known as coriander in the Mediterranean region, may be an excellent source of minerals, such as potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium, but it's an even more incredible source of vitamins A and K, as a simple 100g daily intake will strongly exceed the body's required need for such vitamins.

Large cohort study confirms vitamin D as a powerful weapon against lung cancer
(NaturalNews) Taking vitamin D in quantities higher than what the federal government officially recommends could help you avoid developing lung cancer, according to the findings of a new study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

How To Grow Your Own Superfoods This Winter
Waking Times - No need to bypass all the health perks of fresh superfoods this winter — simply grow them inside on a sunny window ledge. As the weather turns colder, now more than ever it is important to fortify the body with nutrient dense foods. What better way than with unprocessed superfoods?


10 Things That Preppers Get Right
Activist Post - Today I share with you my take on ten things that Preppers get right. I list them in no particular order although I tend to think the first and last might be the most important.

Humor & Satire

VIDEO: Obama Supporters Sign Petition Banning Gold Coins & Confiscating Coins From Safe Deposit Boxes to Help the Economy - Obama supporters in San Diego, California sign a petition to ban and confiscate gold coins from people's homes and safe deposit boxes as part of the President's economic recovery plan. Author and media analyst Mark Dice uses the key words "will you help Obama" and that's all it takes for people to sign his crazy petition.

Tuesday - September 17, 2013 - Today in History:
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.
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.
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.
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

Chemical weapons used in Syria on 'large scale' - UN report
RT - “The Mission has concluded that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in the Ghouta area of Damascus in the context of the ongoing conflict in Syria. The attack resulted in numerous casualties, particularly among civilians,” Ban Ki-moon said in a statement published on the UN website. The UN Secretary General said the conclusions drawn in the report are “overwhelming and indisputable”.
** Related Article: Russia says UN chemical attack report does not show who was responsible

Nato fuel tankers destroyed in Balochistan says Officials - At least nine tankers carrying fuel for Nato troops in Afghanistan were destroyed after an explosion in one of the vehicles triggered a huge fire in Hub, Balochistan late Sunday, officials said.
It is not clear what caused the blast, said authorities, as they investigate whether it was an act of terror or an accident. The incident took place some 45 kilometres from Karachi where the tankers were loaded with oil before setting off for Afghanistan.

VIDEO: Syria CW attack scene may have been manipulated, UN report says
Press TV - UN inspectors who investigated the August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria say that suspicious individuals have traveled to the attack sites before the UN team.

Turkey downs Syrian helicopter, claims it violated airspace
RT - Reacting to the incident, Syria has accused its neighbor of trying to escalate tensions along the border. "The hasty response from the Turkish side, especially as the aircraft was on its way back and was not charged with any combat missions, is proof of the true intentions of Erdogan's government toward Syria, to increase tensions and escalate the situation on the border between the two countries," Syria's armed forces said in a statement reported by the state news agency SANA.

YouTube: War Dividend: US arms firms ready to cash in if Syria attacked
RT - US military forces remain in position to strike Syria, if Damascus fails to comply - with France backing up Washington's threat. An attack would bring huge risks. But also stellar profits for US arms firms, as Lindsay France reports.

Egypt Army Rescues Town's Christians from Islamist Persecutors
Breitbart - Troops on Monday stormed a central Egyptian town held for over a month by hardline supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi who had launched a campaign against Christian residents, officials said.

Global Smart ID For All UK Citizens
Activist Post - The UK government has decided to host all of its public services online, to fulfill the ‘Digital by Default’ strategy. The Government Digital Strategy is now expected to be up and running by April 2014. Five companies have been chosen to provide identity management for UK citizens, one of which, the Post Office, will serve as registration centers for biometric smart ID enrollment.

“Emergency measure” underway at Fukushima plant after typhoon — Contaminated water being pumped into Pacific
ENENews - Workers were pumping out water from areas near tanks storing radioactive water, from which leaks are believed to have seeped into groundwater. “But we decided to release the water into sea as we reached a conclusion that it can be regarded as rainfall after we monitored levels of radiation,” TEPCO spokesman Yo Koshimizu said.

Tokyo Olympics Bid was Fixed by the International Olympic Committee’s Nuclear Lobby
Global Research - The Olympic hosting rights was stolen from safer and better-off candidate cities Istanbul and Madrid by a well-financed lobbying effort from Japan’s national committee and the Education and Sports Ministry, which provides murky donations for sports programs in developing countries.

Russia to boost Mediterranean force
Press TV - According to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet command, the large landing ship Yamal is set to depart from Ukrainian port of Sevastopol by the end of the month to join the existing ten Russian military vessels in the Mediterranean waters, ITAR-TASS News Agency reported Monday.

US tiny islands for military use in Asia-Pacific pivot?
StratRisks - The U.S. Department of Defense says it is rebalancing military forces in the Asia-Pacific region. In line with this, it is proposing to increase its joint military training capabilities by developing live-fire ranges and training areas on Tinian and Pagan, some three-quarters of the way between Hawaii and the Philippines.

IMF approves €84.7mn Cyprus loan
Press TV - On Monday, the IMF said it agreed, in partnership with the European Union, on the bailout package for Cyprus, extending the total loan amount to 169.4 million euros (USD 226.2 million) to date so far.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

U.S. to keep 20,000 troops in Afghanistan says Pakistani senator - The United States will keep approximately 20,000 U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan who will reside in nine bases in different parts of the war-torn country, a top Pakistani senator said on Friday on the conclusion of his visit to Afghanistan. Chairman of the Pakistani Senate Committee on Defense, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, said on his return from a four-day visit that he was informed in Kabul that within the next two months, a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington will be signed, allowing foreign troops to remain in Afghanistan.

Lindsey Graham Will Seek Congressional Authorization for Military Strike on Iran as Last Resort
The Blaze - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he will ask Congress to provide President Barack Obama with authorization to use military force against Iran to destroy their nuclear program. Related Video.

House GOP Renews Benghazi Investigation
Daily Digest - On September 16 the House GOP is releasing a new report on the Benghazi attack, to be followed by a hearing on the 18th.

Continually Updated: 13 Dead In Mass Shooting at Navy Yard; Gunman Identified as Aaron Alexis
Paul Joseph Watson - 13 people were shot dead at a Navy Yard in Washington DC today. The gunman is now confirmed dead and has been identified as 34-year-old civilian contractor Aaron Alexis. Authorities feared that two other shooters may be at large. One of these has now been cleared, but according to the Washington Times, a third suspect, “is dressed in military garb but is not believed to be a U.S. service personnel.

Mass Shooting Follows Obama’s Latest Anti-Second Amendment Push
Kurt Nimmo - Obama pitched his latest effort to disarm the American people hours before a deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.... Appearing on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” Obama insisted 90 percent of Americans support gun control but that a “faction of the Republican Party” prevented Democrats from passing anti-Second Amendment legislation.

Police, FBI: Shooter Reported in Military Building at Washington Navy Yard; at Least 1 Victim - NOTE THE DATE - WASHINGTON September 15, 2013 (AP)!!!!  Be sure to read the comment section!

Crazed “Black Out” Navy Yard Shooter Suspect Alexis Had Secret Government Clearance
Kurt Nimmo - The suspected Navy Yard gunman shot dead by cops earlier today had a secret government clearance despite the fact he was arrested in Seattle in 2004 after shooting out the tires of a car during an angry “blackout.” According to a police report, Aaron Alexis didn’t remember the incident until about an hour later.

Feinstein Exploits Navy Yard Shooting to Renew Call to Disarm Mr. and Mrs. America
Kurt Nimmo - California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein has exploited another mass shooting to call for destroying the Second Amendment and disarming law-abiding Americans.

Almost all mass shootings take place where Americans have been disarmed
Steve Watson - Today’s shooting at a Navy Yard in Washington DC constitutes yet another to have taken place within a gun free zone. With several people dead and more injured, questions over the disarming of citizens are once again sure to be raised. As is the case at most military bases, personnel are forbidden from carrying their own personal firearms.

VIDEO: Investigative Journalist Ben Swann Exclusive RT TV Interview - Ben Swann gets interviewed on RT TV. Ben talks about Syria and how the Obama administration is handling the situation.

Feinstein: First Amendment a Privilege and Not a Right
Daily Digest - In yet-another treasonous act, typical of a Fascist, “representative” Dianne Feinstein can be found in the video below attempting to circumvent our Constitution and Bill of Right, by limiting free speech.

Stung by Criticism, FISA Court Judges Ask to Make Public their Decisions
AllGov - ...a judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) agreed, ordering the executive branch to review the Court’s classified opinions on the snooping—in order to release edited versions to the public and “contribute to an informed public debate.”

High School AP History Book Rewrites 2nd Amendment
Daily Paul - Guyer High School (and obviously several others) are complicit in attempting to condition students to interpret the 2nd Amendment in a clearly opposite manner in which it was intended. The 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th are also misinterpreted as several commenters below pointed out.

Obamacare: Americans Will Be Forced to Disclose Details About Sex Life
Julie Wilson - The horrors of Obamacare continue as new reports reveal Americans will have their privacy violated on an unprecedented level when doctors will be forced to ask patients intrusive questions about their sex life.

Congress’s Exemption from Obamacare
National Review - Senator David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, has demanded a floor vote on his bill to end an exemption that members of Congress and their staffs are slated to get that will make them the only participants in the new Obamacare exchanges to receive generous subsidies from their employer to pay for their health insurance.

Battle Creek one of five sites Pentagon eyes for missile interceptor site
StratRisks - The DoD is considering Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek as the possible location of an anti-ballistic missile launch site that would help protect the East Coast from a missile attack from Iran or other threats.

Weird: America’s Top Surveillance Czar Had a Star Trek Room Build in His ‘Information Dominance Center’
AlterNet - It has been previously reported that the mentality of NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is captured by his motto "Collect it All". It's a get-everything approach he pioneered first when aimed at an enemy population in the middle of a war zone in Iraq, one he has now imported onto US soil, aimed at the domestic population and everyone else.


Obama Admits: Top One Percent Is Winning, Poor are Losing On His Watch - Five years after the financial collapse, President Obama admitted Sunday that his administration has overseen a deepening gulf between rich and poor, with 95 percent of all income gains going to the top one percent since the so-called "recovery" began in 2009.

Morgan Whistleblowers Confess Bank Manipulates Gold & Silver
King World News - This is truly a shocking admission by the courageous JP Morgan whistleblowers. In a blockbuster King World News interview, London metals trader Andrew Maguire told KWN that the two JP Morgan employees came directly to him with hard evidence that the bank was actively manipulating the gold and silver markets.

$2,472,542,000,000: Record Taxation Through August; Deficit Still $755B
CNS News - The federal government raked in a record of approximately $2,472,542,000,000 in tax revenues through the first eleven months of fiscal 2013, which ran from Oct. 1, 2012 through the end of August, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for August.

25 Fast Facts About The Federal Reserve
Economic Collapse - As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve, it is absolutely imperative that we get the American people to understand that the Fed is at the very heart of our economic problems. It is a system of money that was created by the bankers and that operates for the benefit of the bankers.

5 Reasons For The Fed To 'Taper' That Have Nothing To Do With Economic Data
Business Insider - Wall Street expects the Federal Reserve to announce the first reduction in the pace of monthly bond purchases it makes under its quantitative easing (QE) program at the conclusion of its FOMC monetary policy meeting Wednesday.

Veteran News

One last toast: Doolittle Raiders set final ceremony for Nov. 9 (Interesting History Lesson) - The last of the Doolittle Raiders from World War II will make their final toast together in a Nov. 9 ceremony at the national Air Force museum in southwest Ohio. An Air Force museum spokesman told The Associated Press on Thursday that all four remaining survivors of the 1942 bombing attack on Japan plan to participate. All are in their 90s.
*** Related Article: Doolittle Raiders' Final Toast Ceremony to take place at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force


Energy & Environment

Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea - Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan Monday, leaving two people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean.

Death toll in Colorado flooding rises to 8 as rescue crews scour rubble in search for missing
Fox News - At least eight people have now been killed by deadly flooding in Colorado, while emergency officials went door-to-door Monday in a search for hundreds of people who remain missing. A week of torrential downpours in the eastern Rocky Mountains has left a rising death toll and left as many as 658 unable to contact authorities or loved ones.

FEMA grounds drones helping authorities map Colorado flood areas
RT - Despite having permits from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly in some parts of Colorado, Falcon was told Saturday by Boulder EOC to cease flights based on operational takeover by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA not only forbade any unauthorized drone flights, but said anyone attempting to fly an UAV in the area was subject to arrest.

Corporate Propaganda – Fox News Sells Fracking as "Incredibly Good for Our Environment"
Activist Post - Recently on Fox News, Alex Epstein, the founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, and author of the book, Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet, argues in favor of hydraulic gas fracturing, or fracking, as it has become known. This is the technique of extracting natural gas and oil from layers of underground shale rock by pressure-injecting an undisclosed mixture of water and chemicals deep into the ground.


Turmeric Better than Mouth Wash for Oral Health: Gingivitis, Mouth Cancer
Natural Society - Studies show how turmeric can boost oral health, offering support for issues like gingivitis, mouth cancer, and more.

23 Seniors Died After Receiving This Year’s Flu Shot Sold by Pharmacies - The annual marketing campaign pushing people to receive flu vaccinations is in full force. CVS Pharmacies is offering a 20% off shopping pass if you purchase a flu vaccine. As you can see in the screen shot above, taken from the CVS website, senior citizens over the age of 65 are being targeted to get the “high-dose” flu vaccine.

Proctor and Gamble to Eliminate Triclosan from Its Products by 2014
Beyond Pesticides - With mounting pressure from consumers and public advocacy organizations, multinational manufacturer Procter and Gamble (P&G) announced that it will eliminate the harmful antibacterial chemical triclosan from its products by 2014.... A study published last month reveals that triclosan alters the composition of bacterial communities in streams and can lead to bacterial resistance.

Drug-resistant 'superbugs' deemed urgent threats, CDC says
Fox News - According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 2 million people in the United States develop serious bacterial infections that are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics each year, and at least 23,000 die from the infections.

FDA to hold first public hearing on GM babies
Actvist Post - Next month, the US Food and Drug Administration will hold a two-day public meeting to discuss genetic modification within the human egg, which changes will be passed on generationally.

Turmeric Extract Kills Highly Lethal Pancreatic Tumors, Preclinical Study Reveals
Green Med Info - Considering that the conventional treatment of advanced stage pancreatic cancer can result in as little as a 1% 5-year survival rate, new preclinical research on a liposomal turmeric extract that inhibits pancreatic tumor growth by 42% is all the more amazing.

Ultimate brain food - Increase memory, reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and protect against multiple sclerosis with ginger
(NaturalNews) Ginger root is a well-recognized health marvel, mending everything from inflammation to cancer to diabetes. But did you know that it can also improve brain function? In our demanding world, acute cognitive ability is essential.

BPA found to function as a malignant breast tissue carcinogen
(NaturalNews) Researchers from Tufts University in Massachusetts found that perinatal exposure to what are generally considered to be human comparable doses of BPA visibly damage mammary gland tissue and increase the risk of breast cancer.

Science & Technology

Amazon CIA Cloud Contract and Its Bid to Take Over the World
Activist Post - Amazon Cloud storage is being used by the CIA and even by the governments of other countries to store secret information, but are there irregularities in how they got the government bid? We look at reasons why Amazon cloud services are being used by the CIA and what kinds of benefits the Government may get from teaming up with Amazon.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Caught in the Drill Zone
Organic Gardening - Before Carolyn Knapp signed a gas lease, she questioned the industry representatives as to its effect on her organic dairy certification. That was 7 years ago. Now, nine wells have been drilled within 2 miles of her Bradford County, Pennsylvania, farm and the water tastes so bad at times that her cows won’t drink it.

6 Veggies You Never Knew You Could Pickle
Organic Gardening - When most people hear "pickle," they think "cucumber," but you can pickle just about any vegetable, including extra summer squash or zucchini (even the ones that got too big; just peel and trim out the seeds), extra green beans, asparagus, carrots, or cauliflower.

Pet News

Is your 'holistic' vet really holistic? A fresh look at the health risks associated with pet vaccines
(NaturalNews) If you frequent this website and own a pet, chances are that finding a good holistic veterinarian, if you have not already found one, is a top priority in your life. But with so many vets out there marketing themselves as holistic these days, how can you really know for sure whether or not the vet you choose really is holistic and has the best interests of your pet in mind?

Monday - September 16, 2013 - Today in History:
1782 - The Great Seal of the United States was impressed on document to negotiate a prisoner of war agreement with the British. It was the first official use of the impression.
1810 - The Mexicans began a revolt against Spanish rule. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest of Spanish descent, declared Mexico's independence from Spain in the small town of Dolores.
1893 - The "Cherokee Strip" in Oklahoma was swarmed by hundreds of thousands of settlers.
1908 - General Motors was founded by William Crapo "Billy" Durant. The company was formed by merging the Buick and Olds car companies.
1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history.
1940 - Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He served for 17 years.
1974 - U.S. President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.
1976 - The Episcopal Church formally approved women to be ordained as priests and bishops.
1982 - In west Beirut, the massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children began in refugee camps of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.
1985 - The Communist Party in China announced changes in leadership that were designed to bring younger officials into power.
1990 - An eight-minute videotape of an address by U.S. President George H.W. Bush was shown on Iraqi television. The message warned that action of Saddam Hussein could plunge them into a war "against the world."
1994 - Exxon Corporation was ordered by federal jury to pay $5 billion in punitive damages to the people harmed by the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.
1994 - Two astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery went on the first untethered spacewalk in 10 years.

World News

BREAKING NEWS: Gunman opens fire at Navy Yard in Washington; several wounded, officials say
A gunman shot at least seven people, including two police officers, on Monday at a Navy facility in Washington, authorities said. Naval officials said that the gunman was on the loose. SWAT officers swarmed the facility, the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard.

US-Russia reach landmark deal on destruction of Syria chemical weapons arsenal
RT Sept 14, 2013 - Russia and the United States reached a deal on a framework that will see the destruction or removal of Syria’s chemical weapons by mid- 2014. Under the plan, the Assad government has one week to hand over an inventory of its chemical weapons arsenal.
* Related: Russia-US chem arms deal 'prevented war against Syria'...'

Threat of US force against Syria 'remains real' - Kerry
Voice of Russia - The threat of US military action against Syria remains "real", Washington's top diplomat said on Sunday a day after striking a deal with Russia to destroy Damascus's chemical weapons stockpile.

Syrian Rebels Furious At U.S.-Russian Deal
Zero Hedge - As Reuters reports, the head of the opposition Syrian Supreme Military Council said on Saturday a U.S.-Russian agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons was a blow to the two-and-a-half-year uprising to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power.

Report: Putin to travel to Iran for nuclear strategy talks
Daily Caller - Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Iran’s invitation to visit Tehran to work out a strategy for the Islamic regime’s nuclear program, Fars News Agency reported Saturday. The West believes the Iranian program is a front for developing nuclear weapons.

Globalist ‘New Vision’ for Agriculture: A GMO World Takeover
Activist Post - Africa, with its mix of developing nations and growing economy, is continually being forced back under the yoke of its neo-colonial masters. Just today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new trade mission “to promote U.S. agricultural trade and investment in sub-Saharan Africa” in support of President Obama’s “U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa” initiative.

VIDEO: Japan to switch off last nuclear reactor
Press TV - Japan is to start the process of switching off its last working nuclear reactor with no firm date set for the potential restart of the reactor. ... The move will leave the world’s third largest economy without nuclear power for the third time in over 40 years. The Oi nuclear plant is the last of Japan's 50 nuclear power plants that is still running.

US, UK, France voice plan to boost support for Syrian rebels, oust Assad
RT - The US, UK and France have agreed to bolster Syrian rebels by providing more help, press Syria into delivering on its promise to hand over chemical weapons and seek an end to the conflict, which would involve ousting of President Bashar Assad.

‘Best way to get rid of Assad’: France urges strong UN resolution
RT - France is urging an early UN vote on a resolution to support the Russian-US initiative on Syria. President Hollande insists the option of a military strike must remain on the table, otherwise there will be “nothing to stop Syria.”

Syria's "Rebels" Threaten UN - Will Use US Weapons
Activist Post - In Reuters' "Syrian Rebels Slam U.S.-Russia Deal, Say Assad Is Moving Chemical Weapons To Lebanon And Iraq," Qassim Saadeddine of the so-called "Free Syrian Army" rejected the recent Syrian-Russian proposal to turn over Syria's chemical weapons for independent verification and destruction, vowing to block UN inspectors should they enter Syria to carry out the task.

McCain and Graham say US-Russia agreement on Syria ‘meaningless,’ rebels need more weapons
Activist Post - Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham slammed the U.S.-Russia agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons on Saturday, calling it “meaningless” while also saying that the U.S. should be sending more weapons to Syrian rebels.

Israel has 80 nukes, can about triple inventory – report
RT - Israel has never confirmed or denied possession of nuclear weapons, but according to new report by US experts it has at least 80 operative warheads and has enough material to produce up to 190 more.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

NSA intimidation expanding surveillance state - If you run a business, and the FBI or NSA want to turn it into a mass surveillance tool, they believe they can do so, solely on their own initiative. They can force you to modify your system. They can do it all in secret and then force your business to keep that secret. Once they do that, you no longer control that part of your business. You can't shut it down. You can't terminate part of your service. In a very real sense, it is not your business anymore. It is an arm of the vast U.S. surveillance apparatus, and if your interest conflicts with theirs then they win. Your business has been commandeered.

Troops oppose strikes on Syria by 3-1 margin
Military Times - To the list of skeptics who question the need for air strikes against Syria, add an another unlikely group — many U.S. troops. I haven’t heard one single person be supportive of it,” said an Army staff sergeant at Fort Hood who asked not to be identified by name.

Leader of Syrian Rebel Group Calls For Attacks Inside US
Paul Joseph Watson - Ayman al-Zawahri, the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra, which is the primary opposition fighting force in Syria, has called for terror attacks inside the United States. Al-Zawahri just happens to be the leader of another group you might have heard of….Al-Qaeda.

Texas restricts civilian drone usage, leaves exclusive rights to authorities
RT - The law that was adopted in May came into force this September, making private use of drones without proper permission from the authorities punishable by a fine up to $500. The legislation, House Bill 912 also imposes civil penalties of up to $10,000 for those who improperly photograph or filmed someone else’s private property with the intent to distribute and commit malice.

Cayuga County sheriff defies NY Safe Act; will not release pistol permit holders' names - Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould said he has no intention of releasing names and addresses of pistol permit holders as required under the NY SAFE Act legislation. The gun control law states that the name and address of a pistol permit holder "shall be a public record" unless the holder files an opt-out form with the county sheriff's office.

Illinois Supreme Court issues major affirmation of the Second Amendment
Examiner - The Illinois Supreme Court, citing federal gun rights cases won by the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, today ruled unanimously that a section of state gun law violated the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and affirmed that this right extends outside the home.

DHS to Test Face Scanning Cameras at Tri-City Hockey Game
Paul Joseph Watson - The DHS will work with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to run the test during a portion of a game on September 21. Hockey fans who don’t want to become an unwitting part of the test will have to follow signs routing them away from the cameras.

California lawmakers approve measure to allow driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants
Sacramento Bee - In the waning hours of the 2013 legislative session, the Assembly on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to receive driver’s licenses.

Public School Made My Kid Imagine Herself Dying in the Twin Towers on 9/11
Activist Post - Case in point: Activist Post reported that 12 and 13-year-olds were forced to write what basically amounted to suicide notes as part of a class assignment on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks...

Unarmed Man Running And Seeking Help Killed By North Carolina Police
Liberty Crier - If police officers were required to wear cameras we would have vital information about this case that would either convict or vindicate this police officer. Please sign the petition to require police officers wear cameras at all times when interacting with the public.

Houston police officer 'brutalized an entire family' after following them to their home because he said the 'driver was speeding'
Daily Mail - Former policeman, Deputy Jimmy Drummond, was caught by a police car's dash-cam allegedly throwing mother Yvonne Scherz onto the road, before running over to her son, David Braxton Scherz, Jr., who was being held face-down on the ground, and allegedly kicking him five times.

Vladimir Putin featured on all Time magazines worldwide...except the US edition
Time magazine September 16, 2013 - Cover Stories: The World According to Vladimir Putin (World), It's Time To Pay College Athletes (US).

House panel accuses State Dept. of obstructionism in Benghazi investigation
The Hill - State Department officials routinely refused requests for documents on its investigation into the September, 2012, attack, including interview transcripts and summaries of eyewitnesses to the attack, according to a committee report obtained by The Hill.


Summers withdraws from consideration for Fed post
MarketWatch - Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury secretary, called President Barack Obama Sunday to say he is pulling out of the contest to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve.... The move forces Obama to look to other potential candidates for the Fed job including Janet Yellen, the Fed’s vice chairwoman; Donald Kohn, a former vice chairman and former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
* Related Article: With Summers Withdrawal, Fed More Likely to Stay the Course - Lawrence Summers's withdrawal from the running to become the next Federal Reserve chairman increases the likelihood of continuity in central-bank policy for the next few years—meaning any Fed wind-down of its easy-money programs will be slow and gradual.

CFPB's data-mining on consumer credit cards challenged in heated House hearing
Washington Examiner - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials are seeking to monitor four out of every five U.S. consumer credit card transactions this year — up to 42 billion transactions – through a controversial data-mining program... In addition, CFPB officials hope to monitor up to 95 percent of all mortgage transactions, according to the planning document.

Report Suggests Nearly Half of U.S. Jobs Are Vulnerable to Computerization - A recent report (which is not online, but summarized here) from the Oxford Martin School’s Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology attempts to quantify the extent of that threat. It concludes that 45 percent of American jobs are at high risk of being taken by computers within the next two decades.

Housing Market

Foreclosure nightmare: Family's home sold, but it wasn't for sale
ABC News - What would you do if you suddenly found out your mortgage company had sold your house right out from under you even though you always paid on time? An Altadena family suddenly facing eviction turned to Eyewitness News when that happened to them.

Energy & Environment

More than 500 missing in Colorado floods: Death toll rises to five as more rain threatens further destruction over 4,500 square miles
Daily Mail Sept 14, 2013 - More than 500 people are missing and at least four people have died, with another victim believed to be dead, after flash floods.

Update: Is there a media blackout on the fracking flood disaster in Colorado? - Oil and gas wells drilled in a flood plain are under water and leaking in Weld County Colorado. There is at least one pipeline that broke as the dirt supporting it was washed away. Hydrocarbons and no telling what else are leaking into the flood waters yet the media is silent.
Related Article.

DeGette Committee Investigation Discovers High Volume of Toxic Chemicals in Fracking Fluids Used in Colorado
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette April 2011 - The report revealed extraordinarily high levels of carcinogens being injected into the ground on fracking projects all across the country, with Colorado having some of the highest levels in the nation.


Health Basics - What is cancer?
(NaturalNews) The "form" of cancer which attacks EVERY THIRD PERSON in the United States is a disorder of cells in the body. Cancer is a mutation of cells which multiply uncontrollably and attack organs and weakened tissue. Toxins in food, water and medicine are the master fuel for the development of cancer. By eating and drinking toxins, and by putting them on our skin, humans create the environment which breeds cancer.

Natural Skin Cancer Remedies You Never Knew About
Natural Society - There are inexpensive, effective, safe solutions for skin cancer that are banned or ignored banned or ignored and marginalized by medical mafia and not publicized by the mainstream media. Here are a few.

5 Common Chewing Gum Ingredients That May Cause Cancer
Dr. Mercola - Chewing gum ingredients, many of which are potentially dangerous, enter your body directly through the walls of your mouth, bypassing your digestive system, which would ordinarily help to filter some of the toxins.

Organic canola oil; Is that an oxymoron?
(NaturalNews) Even if canola is labeled organic, major doubt remains about its value to the human body. Canola oil is high in glycosides, which means it inhibits enzyme function. Over the long term, this destroys the protective sheath (coating) surrounding nerves. Once that sheath is gone, nerve damage is being done. So, for the most part, canola oil makes your body more vulnerable to cancer.

Omega-3 fatty acids reverse nerve and spine damage
(NaturalNews) New research out of UCLA is giving doctors hope that their discovery may eventually lead to a treatment for individuals whose walking has been impaired by damage to their spinal cords.

Manuka Honey may Treat Deadly Heart Disease Naturally
Natural Society - A natural treatment for staph bacteria linked to heart disease which has been well documented – manuka honey.

Discover the amazing health benefits of dandelion juice + a delicious recipe!
(NaturalHealth365) Dandelions are one of the most potent greens we can juice that help rehabilitate and detoxify our liver. In addition, dandelion greens are excellent for keeping our vision in sharp form, as well as being beneficial for detoxifying our kidneys and entire urogenital canal. Some of the additional benefits of dandelion greens...

Top 5 Health Benefits of Cherries
Natural Society - Cherries are a delicious summer treat, sweet and fun to eat. But in addition to being a great example of a natural, delicious food packed with nutritional benefits.

Five so-called 'healthy' snacks to avoid
(NaturalNews) As the nation's collective waistline continues to expand, it has become more important than ever to educate yourself as to what sorts of foods truly are and are not healthy for you, despite what their labeling says or whether they are touted as "healthy."

Lavender oil is for healing
(NaturalNews) One of the most powerful forms of ancient medicine, aromatherapy, has been used for millennia to treat all manner of ailments. Use of essential oils, today called aromatherapy, was well documented in ancient Persia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

Science & Technology

Verizon’s diabolical plan to turn the Web into pay-per-view - Think of all the things that tick you off about cable TV. Along with brainless programming and crummy customer service, the very worst aspect of it is forced bundling.... Now, imagine that the Internet worked that way. You'd hate it, of course. But that's the direction that Verizon, with the support of many wired and wireless carriers, would like to push the Web.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Monsanto’s GM alfalfa contaminates Washington crops
Activist Post - An eastern Washington field has been contaminated with Roundup Ready alfalfa, the state Ag Department confirmed on Friday. The farmer reports he did not plant it, nor wants it.... Alfalfa is the most common forage used for grazing, and the organic meat and dairy industries are dependent on GMO-free hay.

Arkansas legalizes sale of raw milk directly from farms
(NaturalNews) Residents living in the Natural State will now be able to purchase raw milk directly from the farms where it is produced, thanks to the recent passage of House Bill 1536. However, raw milk sales at farmers markets and retail stores will still be prohibited under the new law.


Oppressive California city government to finally 'allow' people to have survival bunkers on their own property
(NaturalNews) Brushing aside concerns about soil toxicity, potential dangers to first responders and the potential for criminal abuse, among other things, the city council of a southern California community has decided to "allow" citizens the right to take care of themselves during a natural or man-made disaster.

Pet News

Hair testing for pets
Susan Thixton - This is very interesting science…hair testing to determine the heavy metal content and mineral levels in your pet. Meet Animal Elite provides canine hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (hTMA) lab tests and nutritional consulting to resolve health concerns and improve your dog’s health.

Friday - September 13, 2013 - Today in History:
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.
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.
1959 - The Soviet Union's Luna 2 became the first space probe to reach the moon. It was launched the day before.
1960 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission banned payola.
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.
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

Assad: Syria to hand over chem arms in 1 month, only if US drops strike plans
RT - Syria will start handing over information on its chemical weapons to international groups a month after it signs the Chemical Weapons Convention, President Bashar Assad has told a Russian TV channel.

Legally speaking’ Syria is now a full member of the anti-chemical weapons treaty – UN envoy
RT - After the UN accepted documents from Damascus concerning Syria joining the Chemical Weapons Convention, Syria has “legally” become a full member of the treaty, Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said.

Putin’s Emergency Warning to America
Vladimir Putin - RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies....
* Related Article/Video:
Sen. Bob Menendez: Putin's op-ed almost made me vomit

Venture Capitalist Claims US Troops Have Received Orders to Deploy to Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - Venture capitalist Dan Bubalo claims he was told by a source close to Ft. Hood that US troops have been ordered to deploy to Syria. Writing for conservative columnist Mychal Massie’s website, Bubalo cites a “close and verifiable source” who told him that a friend at Ft. Hood had received news that he was to be sent to Egypt for the next nine months.

Black Jihadist Flag Flies Over Christian Town of Maaloula
Paul Joseph Watson - The black jihadist flag is flying over the Christian town of Maaloula in Syria as the Army’s battle with opposition militants continues to rage. A dramatic report by RT’s Maria Finoshina illustrates that while there had been talk that the rebels had abandoned the ancient town, whose inhabitants still speak the language of Jesus, snipers still occupy high positions.

10 Reasons Why A Diplomatic Solution To The Syria Crisis Is Extremely Unlikely
Activist Post - Over the past few days, there has been a tremendous wave of optimism that it may be possible for war with Syria to be averted. Unfortunately, it appears that a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria is extremely unlikely. Assad is certainly willing to give up his chemical weapons, but he wants the U.S. to accept a bunch of concessions that it will never agree to.

South Asian arms race raises risk of nuclear war: IISS think tank
StratRisks - An arms race in South Asia and Pakistan’s development of tactical “battlefield” nuclear weapons are increasing the risk of any conflict there becoming a nuclear war, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said on Thursday.

Destruction of Libyan Chemical-Loaded Arms Remains on Hold
StratRisks - Libya has not yet begun eliminating thousands of pounds of mustard blister agent loaded in artillery rounds under ousted dictator Muammar Qadhafi, an international oversight organization told Global Security Newswire.

'China is taking a leap forward to control world currency'
RT - It is obvious that China is up to something hoarding gold like a dragon. In fact, it is taking a leap forward to control the world currency and to replace it with the yuan, Dr. Thorsten Pattberg, China expert at the Peking University, told RT.

Japan Times: Talk of Olympics being taken away from Tokyo if problems at Fukushima worsen over next couple of years
ENENews - While pleased the Olympics are returning to Japan, the level of public and media enthusiasm in Osaka and the rest of Kansai is far less than what has been seen in Tokyo.

Russia to expand Mediterranean fleet to 10 warships – Navy chief
RT - The Russian Navy intends to build its presence in the Mediterranean Sea - particularly in the area close to Syrian shores - to up to 10 battleships, announced Admiral of the Fleet Viktor Chirkov.

US warships to remain in Mediterranean
Press TV - The Pentagon has announced that two US warships deployed in the coastal waters near Syria would stay there beyond their scheduled deployments as Washington continues to threaten Syria with the use of force.

Taliban target US consulate in Afghan assault
Aljazeera - At least seven people have died and 17 others injured in an apparent Taliban attack targeting the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan.

Pakistan says to take drone issue to UN
Press TV - “Pakistan has started preparations to raise the issue of drone attacks at the United Nations,” Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement released on Thursday, adding that “The US drone strikes are counterproductive against the forces of terrorism and extremism.”

UN drone deployment in DRC delayed
Press TV - The United Nations says the deployment of a spy drone by UN peacekeepers in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been delayed by several months.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Media shield law advances as Senate struggles to define ‘journalist’
RT - What does it mean to be a journalist? Don’t go crazy trying to find the right words — the United States Senate Judiciary Committee decided on the definition for the rest of America on Thursday through approving new language included in a media shield law.

New Media Shield Law: Does Not Protect WikiLeaks or Independent Bloggers
Activist Post - The amended version of a new shield law for journalists passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today, leaving entities like WikiLeaks and independent bloggers unprotected under the law.

Newtown Connecticut approves gun ordinance restricting recreational shooting - Last week, after nine public hearings and over 200 hours of public testimony, the Legislative Council came to terms, agreeing on a “compromised” statute that limits how long residents can shoot firearms on their own property.

USDA plans to expand pilot program that leaves meat contaminated with fecal matter
Daily Kos - The US Department of Agriculture is hoping to expand a pilot program replacing half the USDA inspectors in meat plants with inspectors employed by the companies themselves, while speeding up production lines. The pilot program has been in place in five hog plants since the late 1990s and the results aren't comforting...

NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports - Here's one of the latest tidbits on the NSA surveillance scandal (which seems to be generating nearly as many blog items as there are phone numbers in the spy agency's data banks).

NEW BOMBSHELL: IRS EMAIL, “Tea Party Matter Is Very Dangerous” - Try as they might, the Obama administration cannot escape the IRS scandal. Newly unearthed emails, which were discovered by the House Ways and Means Committee between Lois Lerner, former Director of Exempt Organizations, and her staff seem to give warrant to those who believe the IRS has been covering up their operation to bust conservative organizations.


They Denied That We Were In A Depression In 1933 And They Are Doing It Again In 2013
Economic Collapse - The more things change, the more things stay the same. The Great Depression actually started in 1929, but as you will see below, as late as 1933 the Associated Press was still pumping out lots of news stories with optimistic economic headlines and many Americans still did not believe that we were actually in a depression. And of course we are experiencing a very similar thing today.

Detroit Isn’t The Only U.S. City Suffering From Poor Economy
Economy In Crisis - Amid all of the attention and talk surrounding Syria, it appears as if our leaders are once again ignoring the poor economic state of the U.S. and the fact that more and more cities across the country are beginning to look a lot like Detroit because of our damaging “free trade” agreements.

Walmart Execs Run Living Wage Bill Out of Town
RINF - The bill had already passed the city council in July, overcoming a massive Walmart PR campaign opposing it, and it was inches from being signed into law when it reached the mayor’s desk. Washington D.C. residents blasted the mayor for bowing to corporate bullying and dealing a blow to a city struggling with high poverty and unemployment and a soaring cost of living.

California set for historic minimum wage raise while DC rejects ‘living wage bill’
RT - The California Senate approved raising the state’s minimum wage on Thursday to $10 an hour by 2016, one of the highest rates in the nation.

Veteran News

VIDEO: Distinguished U.S. Marine Stands Up for American People and 9/11 Truth
Activist Post - This video was shot on September 11th 2013, in Time Sq at an rally. In this video John, a former U.S Marine with 5 engineering degrees with an expertise in aviation and missile defense, says he knows the U.S government is lying about the 9/11 terrorist events.

Energy & Environment

FBI Warns Smart Meter Hacking May Cost Utility Companies $400 Million A Year - The FBI has seen an increase of smart meter hacks which allow consumers to reduced power bills by 50-75%. Crazy hacking skills are not required and can be accomplished by using a magnet to fake readings or hiring hackers to attack smart meters. The FBI warned the cost of smart meter fraud may cost utility companies $400 million per year.

ExxonMobil company charged with fracking-related crimes
Grist - ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy is being prosecuted for alleged environmental crimes after it spilled fracking wastewater into a Pennsylvania river in 2010. The company’s response? It claims the criminal charges could harm the environment.


Formaldehyde Detected in Supermarket Fish Imported from Asia
Food Safety News - Formaldehyde is illegal in food beyond any naturally occurring trace amounts. But, according to chemical engineer A. James Attar and his colleagues who conducted the tests, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not test any imported fish for formaldehyde contamination, and only 4 percent of imported fish gets tested for any contaminants at all.

Gov’t: ‘Mercury* Is a Toxic, Hazardous Waste’ (*Unless It’s in Your Vaccines)
Activist Post - Why is the government telling people that it is safe to shoot themselves up with toxic waste? According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) press release, a $9 million clean-up plan is set to begin at a mercury reclamation facility dubbed the Mercury Refining Superfund Site in the towns of Colonie and Guilderland, New York.

22 Medical Studies That Show Vaccines Can Cause Autism
Activist Post - Concerns regarding vaccinations continue to increase exponentially in light of all of the information and documentation that has surfaced over the past few years. As a result, corporate media has responded to alternative media, stating that the increase of persons who are choosing to opt out of vaccines and the recommended vaccine schedule is a result of ‘fear mongering.’

Bitter Gourd Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells, Benefits Diabetics
Natural Society - Studies have shown how bitter melon juice effectively kills pancreatic cancer cells by restricting the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose.

Miso Soup Found to Protect Against Radiation Exposure
Natural Society - Researcher Hiromitsu Watanabe published a study about a simple soup - miso - and how it can protect you from radiation exposure, cancer, and hypertension.

Food Pyramid Illustrates How Foods Rise In Toxicity As They Become More Processed
Prevent Disease - A food processing pyramid designed by Udo Erasmus perfectly illustrates how processed foods rise in toxicity and potential health dangers as we move from the bottom, based on raw foods, to the top of the pyramid based on hydrogenated, superheated toxic foods which promote disease.

5 Steps for Avoiding and Detoxing the Bt-Toxin Found in GMO Crops
Natural Society - The Bt toxin in GMO crops causes numerous health problems. So here are 5 ways to avoid and detox the Bt toxin.

Study: Eating Berries can Slash Heart Attack Risk Significantly
Natural Society - One study from Harvard indicates strawberries & blueberries can slash the risk of heart attacks in women by a third.

Science & Technology

Golden Eye-style energy beam is developed by Nato scientists
StratRisks - NATO is developing a device that stops suicide bombers’ vehicles before they can reach their targets. In a video released today, NATO researchers in Norway demonstrate the effectiveness of the weapon against cars, a jet ski, and a drone. The high-intensity electromagnetic beam stops a vehicle by interfering with its controls and turning off its engine.

Google Founders' Jet Fleet Loses a Pentagon Fuel Perk
WSJ - Larry Page and Sergey Brin may have to dig deeper to operate their fleet of private jets, after the U.S. Department of Defense ended a little-known arrangement that for years allowed the tech billionaires to travel on sharply discounted jet fuel bought from the Pentagon.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ quietly extended by Congress
RT - A budget provision protecting genetically-modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks was extended for three months in an approved US House of Representatives’ spending bill on Tuesday evening.

Washington state testing alfalfa for GMO contamination
Reuters - Agriculture officials in Washington state are testing samples of alfalfa after a farmer reported his hay was rejected for export because it tested positive for a genetically modified trait that was not supposed to be in his crop.

No Good Farms - No Good Food: Tell the FDA to Back Off - New Regs Could Crush Organic/Local Farmers
Cornucopia Institute - The FDA’s new food safety rules have the real potential to force some of the nation’s safest local and organic farms out of business! There is a critical need for the good food community to come together right now. Please sign and mail back the linked proxy-letter today!

Thursday - September 12, 2013 - Today in History:
1814 - During the War of 1812, the Battle of North Point was fought in Maryland.
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.
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.
1938 - In a speech, Adolf Hitler demanded self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia.
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.
1954 - "Lassie" made its television debut on CBS. The last show aired on September 12, 1971.
1963 - The last episode of "Leave it to Beaver" was aired. The show had debuted on October 4, 1957.
1974 - Violence occurred on the opening day of classes in Boston, MA, due opposition to court-ordered school "busing."
1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger became a U.S. citizen. He had emigrated from Austria 14 years earlier.
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

Lavrov, Kerry to discuss in Geneva how to impound Syrian chemical weapons
Voice of Russia - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry were expected to discuss Moscow's plan for controlling Syria's chemical weapons arsenal at a meeting Thursday in Geneva.

Destroying Syria’s chemical weapons, time-consuming task
Press TV - Experts say Russia's plan designed to bring Syria’s chemical weapons under international supervision would be difficult to enact since it will takes years and requires total cooperation from Damascus.

Syria wants to join Chemical Weapons Convention
Press TV - “We are ready to declare the location of the chemical weapons, stop production of the chemical weapons, and show these (production) facilities to representatives of Russia and other United Nations member states,” [Syrian Foreign Minister] Muallem said.

Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean
RT - Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval force there.

Iran, Russia to discuss military ties
Press TV - Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed that President Vladimir Putin will discuss military-technological cooperation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to Coptic Christians: Convert to Islam, or pay ‘jizya’ tax
Washington Times - The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have began forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in Egypt to pay a jizya tax as indicated in Koran 9:29, author and translator Raymond Ibrahim reported on Sunday.

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia, Israel and UAE behind Egypt coup: Brotherhood official
Press TV - A high-ranking official of Egypt Muslim Brotherhood has accused Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of collaborating to topple the former Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi.

NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel
The Guardian - The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

VIDEO: Six rockets hit US Bagram air base in Afghanistan
Press TV - Six rockets have hit the United States' Bagram Air Base, the largest military base for US troops in Afghanistan, which is situated near the capital, Kabul.

Americans to start building missile defense system in southern Romania next month - Work on the US missile defense system at a military base in southern Romania will start in early October, Romania’s Defense Minister Mircea Dusa announced this week.

UN team finds no proof on chemical weapons - United Nations investigators have listed a wide range of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Syria, but provided no conclusion on the issue of chemical weapons use.

U.S. weapons reaching Syrian rebels
Washington Post - The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.

Snowden Nominated for Freedom of Thought Prize
RIA Novosti - Members of the European Parliament are officially nominating fugitive US leaker Edward Snowden for a prize celebrating freedom of thought, a parliamentary representative said Wednesday.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

NSA admits it put phone numbers on an 'alert list'
McClatchy - National Security Agency admitted in documents released Tuesday that it had wrongly put 16,000 phone numbers on an "alert list" so their incoming calls could be monitored, a mistake that a judge on the secret surveillance court called a "flagrant violation" of the law.

Muslim rally vastly outnumbered by bikers, counterprotesters
Washington times - A few dozen demonstrators attending a rally on the Mall once billed as the Million Muslim March were vastly outnumbered Wednesday by a Christian group objecting to their event and a counterprotest consisting of motorcycle riders honoring Sept. 11 victims.

D.C. Bikers Stand Up For Free Speech And Defy Federal Tyranny Sept. 11, 2013 - In complete defiance of the City of Washington, D.C.’s decision to replace the First Amendment with political correctness, two million patriot bikers are rolling through D.C. today on the 12th anniversary of 9/11.

5 Ways 'Incontrovertible Evidence' on Syria is Controvertible
Activist Post - As the push for war against Syria continues and as the President prepares a propaganda assault against the distracted American public regarding the Administration’s assertion that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons on his own people, many informed observers are having flashbacks to Iraq in 2003.

9/11 Drill at Logan Airport Sparks Outrage
Activist Post - The Massachusetts Port Authority and the Boston Fire Department conducted a drill Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of 9/11. The drill involved what appeared to be a plane on fire. Boston Logan Airport tweeted that the smoke and fire was part of a drill.

College Students Chase David Petraeus and Shout at Him on First Day of Class - Recent video shows former CIA director David Petraeus being chased down a New York City street by student activists at the City University of New York.... The students can be heard yelling “War criminal!” at the retired military officer who played a key role in the “counterinsurgency” strategy of the Iraq War.


Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor
Washington Examiner - On Tuesday, the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

House Republicans Push To Include Monsanto Protection Act In New Spending Bill
Huffington Post - House Republicans will include an extension of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act in the spending bill designed to avert a government shutdown, according to text of the legislation released Wednesday by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.).

Feds Spend $2.2 Million To Study “Why Lesbians Are Obese” - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the money to study the biological and social factors that cause a large number of lesbians to be obese. According to NIH three-quarters of lesbians are obese even though gay males are not — they call it an issue of “high public-health significance.”

Housing Market

Prepare For Tough Times If Your Job Has Anything To Do With Real Estate Or Mortgages
Economic Collapse - If you have a job that involves building homes, buying homes, selling homes or that is in any way related to the mortgage industry, you might want to start searching for alternate employment. Seriously. Interest rates are starting to rise dramatically, and mortgage lenders such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are all cutting thousands of mortgage-related jobs.

Energy & Environment

Controversial U.S. Hydraulic Gas Fracking: Energy Department Grants Export Permit
RINF - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted the first ever LNG export permit license to Dominion Resources, Inc. to export gas obtained from the controversial hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) process in the Marcellus Shale basin.... It’s a decision that is set to affect the course of U.S. energy markets, the global climate system and sensitive ecosystems for decades to come.


Turmeric Compound Reduces Post-Bypass Heart Attack Risk (worth a re-read) - A remarkable study performed at Chiang Mai University, Thailand and published in the American Journal of Cardiology last July, found that the administration of curcuminoids, natural phenols within the spice turmeric, reduced the frequency of myocardial infarction (heart attack) after coronary artery bypass in a group of 121 patients randomly selected to receive a placebo or 4 grams a day beginning 3 days before the scheduled surgery and continued until 5 days after surgery.

Flaxseed Can Prevent And Kill Breast Cancer, Meta-Analysis Reveals
Green Med Info - As we edge closer to Breast Cancer Awareness month, a timely new meta-analysis proves that the consumption of flaxseed prevents and kills breast cancer.

The Health Benefits of Beets
Green Med Info - There is ancient wisdom buried in the 'doctrine of signatures' that reveals itself so bloodily in the beet: it nourishes our blood and circulatory system. Indeed, thanks to the burgeoning growth of food science on the topic, we now know that beets are one of Nature's finest cardiovascular tonics...

The Amino Acid Arginine Found To Be As Effective As Drugs For Glucose Metabolism And Type 2 Diabetes
Prevent Disease - Supplementation with the amino acid arginine could help to improve glucose metabolism by as much as 40%, according to new research in mice. The study shows that supplementation with the amino acid significantly improves glucose metabolism in both insulin-sensitive and insulin-resistant metabolisms.

EPA okays BPA, disses public’s right-to-know
Activist Post - Among several “chemicals of concern” recently removed from a list of proposed regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency, Bisphenol A, a neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor that also damages DNA, has been banned in several other nations and in eleven US states.

Parsley is much more useful for your health than it is to simply decorate your fancy dishes
(NaturalNews) Although parsley may well be considered the world's most popular herb, it is too seldom seen as a super healthy food that can assist the body in so many ways.

Beat the five biggest weight loss killers, including sluggish thyroid
(NaturalNews) More than one-third of Americans are now overweight or obese, and many of these individuals are having a difficult time shedding the pounds, despite following the latest fad diets and cutting their calorie intake. But there are other factors.

Science & Technology

Leaked iPhone 5S Manual Shows Fingerprint Scanning Home Button
Business Insider - Ahead of Apple’s official reveal of the iPhone 5S, a supposed manual for the phone has leaked at This manual shows Apple’s new iPhone has a different home button with a silver ring. The home button is labeled as a “Touch ID,” which would presumably be Apple’s new fingerprint scanning technology.

Court: Google can face wiretapping claims in Street View lawsuits
L.A. Times - A federal appeals court decided Tuesday that Google Inc. can be held liable for violating a federal wiretap law when it collected personal information from Wi-Fi networks while obtaining photographs for Street View.

Yahoo CEO Mayer: we faced jail if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets
The Guardian - Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance. Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets.... Companies are forbidden by law to disclose how much data they provide.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Homesteading Without a Homestead
Mother Earth News - There are many steps you can take to move toward self sufficiency. Even if you live in the middle of a busy city, you can still learn a new skill, plant a small container garden or create a future homestead plan.

Wednesday - September 11, 2013 - Today in History:

1714 - Spanish and French troops broke into Barcelona and ended Catalonia's sovereignty after 13 months of seige.
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.
1904 - The U.S. battleship Connecticut was launched in New York.
1936 - Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1941 - President Roosevelt gave orders to attack any German or Italian vessels found in U.S. defensive waters.
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.
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.
1998 - Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sent a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.
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

Putin: Syria chem arms handover will work only if US calls off strike
RT - Of course, all of this will only mean anything if the United States and other nations supporting it tell us that they're giving up their plan to use force against Syria. You can’t really ask Syria, or any other country, to disarm unilaterally while military action against it is being contemplated," President Putin said on Tuesday.

U.S. media suppressed 2009 UN report showing Israel using chemical weapons against Palestinians - Few major mainstream American news outlets exposed the sordid details of a 2009 United Nations (UN) fact finding report that revealed how Israel’s military illegally aimed chemical missiles at a United Nations Relief & Work Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees in a 22-day invasion of the Gaza strip that began in 2008 called “Operation Cast Lead.”

$1 Trillion In US Bank Deposits Held Abroad Will No Longer Be Insured
Zero Hedge - In the aftermath of the Cyprus bail in (and to a lesser extent the Polish pension fund debacle), it is understandable if depositors are a little sensitive about the insurance, and thus confiscability (sic), of their deposits. Starting today, following a 5-0 vote by the FDIC, depositors in foreign US bank branches will officially no longer have recourse to a $250,000 in deposit insurance.

Global billionaire population tops 2,000
CNBC - Being a billionaire isn’t so special anymore. A new study from Wealth-X and UBS finds that the global population of billionaires has surged past 2,000. Their combined wealth totals $6.5 trillion—more than the combined gross domestic product of France and Germany. Previous estimates placed the world’s billionaire population at between 1,200 and 1,600.

IAEA Boss Says Fukushima Water Leak Urgent
Kurt Nimmo - International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano on Monday characterized the leak of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant as “a matter of high priority that needs to be addressed urgently.”

Russia passes chemical proof to UNSC
RINF - “There are suspicions that the militants have used these [chemical] weapons repeatedly,” said the Head of Duma international affairs committee Alexei Pushkov on Wednesday, adding “Russia has just passed existing proof to the UN Security Council.”

Russia rejects French anti-Syria UN bid
RINF - Russia has rejected as œinadmissible” a French draft resolution at the UN Security Council (UNSC) that blamed the Syrian government for a recent chemical attack in the country before results of a UN probe on the case are released.

Pakistan set to free senior Afghan Taliban leader
Press TV - A senior Pakistani official says the Islamabad government will soon release Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in a bid to help the ongoing peace process in neighboring Afghanistan.

Prescription drugs kill more Brits than heroin and cocaine
Press TV - UK doctors have come under fire after new figures showed more patients died from overdosing on prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine abuse in 2012.... Experts say British doctors have failed to warn patients of the addictive effects of some painkillers and tranquilizers. They also warned GPs to avoid giving out repeat prescriptions before a patient has finished all drugs from his last visit.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Reality Check: More Americans Are “Rethinking” 9/11?
Ben Swann - So what is Rethink 9/11? Wouldn’t only a fringe group of people would still question 9/11? Perhaps not, because today we will tell you about new polling that shows a majority of those polled either question the official 9/11 story or don’t believe it at all. Is that possible?
* Related: ReThink911.

11 Remarkable Facts About 9/11
Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth - There are hundreds of additional facts that contradict the official story of 9/11. It is time for a truly independent investigation that addresses all the questions asked by the citizens' 9/11 Truth & Justice Movement!

Over 1100 First Responders Contracted Cancer After the WTC Attacks - It makes you wonder why Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials told everyone in New York after the World Trade Center attacks that “the air is safe to breathe”, when 1,140 first responders have now been diagnosed with cancer nearly 12 years later.

VIDEO: New Film Takes on 9/11 in the Academic Community
Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth - Coming this fall, 9/11 in the Academic Community, a winner at the University of Toronto Film Festival, is a unique film that documents academia’s treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11. It explores the taboo that has been effective in shielding the American government’s narrative of the events of 9/11 from scholarly examination.

Obama orders US military to maintain posture on Syria
RT - Addressing the American nation, the US president has asked Congress to postpone a vote on military action in Syria as diplomacy is pursued to put chemical weapons beyond the regime's reach. In his speech the US president has reiterated that it is in the national security interests of the United States to respond to the Assad government’s alleged use of chemical weapons with a limited military action.

YouTube: Sen. Rand Paul Delivers Response to President's Speech on Military Action in Syria
Sen. Rand Paul 9/10/13.

McCain & Graham Seize on ‘Peace’ Initiative to Push War
Paul Joseph Watson - Reacting to Russia’s proposal to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control and then have them destroyed, Graham and McCain swiftly cited the development as an incentive for Congress to authorize air strikes.

9/11 Truth and the Way Forward: Starting a Real Criminal Investigation
Corbett Report - Preserve the crime scene. Follow the money trail. Establish the motive. Look for those with the means to pull off the crime. Any criminal investigator will tell you that these are the most basic principles of any investigation. But none of them were followed on 9/11.

Five Acts of Terror Since 9/11. By the People We Chose to Protect Us. - Every clear-thinking American knows that education and jobs are needed more than armed guards in poor neighborhoods. But average Americans are led to believe in a terrorist threat that may or may not exist, and that in any case is greatly exaggerated, while the corporate/military/political complex creates new forms of terror to safeguard the assets of the rich.

VIDEO: Protesters Gather In DC To Demand No Strike Against Syria
Liberty Crier - As Congress prepares to consider a proposal for airstrikes in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, public sentiment is tilted against the idea. Protesters gathered to make their objections felt in the nation’s capital this weekend, calling into question President Barack Obama’s case that action is necessary to maintain international law, deter other “bad actors” and protect American credibility.

Media Buries Syria Comments on U.S. Partnership with Al Qaeda
Activist Post - This article on MSNBC changed its headline from “Syria: US strikes would help those who ‘blew up World Trade Center’” to “Obama on Russia’s Syria chemical weapons proposal: ‘Take it with a grain of salt’".... The media outlet purposefully buried information about Syria’s Foreign Minister asking why America’s president wants to help out the same exact al Qaeda terrorists that supposedly carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks that devastated America and sunk it into the police state it has become.

Gun lobby campaign ousts Democrats in Colorado and Connecticut
Guardian - 11 Sep 2013: National Rifle Association attacks 'anti-gun billionaires' and hails election results as warning to lawmakers considering gun reform. Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut have been voted out of office in a recall election promoted by both grassroots activists and an influential gun-rights lobbying group.


$1 Trillion In US Bank Deposits Held Abroad Will No Longer Be Insured - In the aftermath of the Cyprus bail in (and to a lesser extent the Polish pension fund debacle), it is understandable if depositors are a little sensitive about the insurance, and thus confiscability (sic), of their deposits. Starting today, following a 5-0 vote by the FDIC, depositors in foreign US bank branches will officially no longer have recourse to a $250,000 in deposit insurance. The notional amount of deposits at risk: $1 trillion.

Stock shocker: Dow Jones drops Bank of America, HP, Alcoa
RT - Dow Jones is removing America’s second largest bank, printer manufacturer Hewlett Packard, and aluminum producer Alcoa from its 30-stock index, marking a shift in US markets. The companies will be replaced by Nike, Visa, and Goldman Sachs.

New federal consumer ‘protection’ bureau data-mining Americans’ private financial records
Washington Examiner - Documents obtained by the Washington Examiner describe efforts by the CFPB to collect a decade's worth of private financial data on the consumer behavior of five million American citizens without their knowledge or consent. The CFPB data-mining campaign has alarmed privacy watchdogs.

Study: America’s Public Pensions Are Even Deeper In Debt Than Previously Thought
Mint Press News - Thousands of Detroit’s police officers, firefighters, garbage collectors and other municipal workers face a future without promised compensation.... Kevyn Orr, the state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit, has argued that the city’s pension funds are underfunded by $3.5 billion.

One-Sixth Of Population Now On Food Stamps – Is There Any End In Sight?
Ben Swann - The Wall Street Journal points out that in some states, nearly a quarter of the population relies on food stamps. Mississippi and Washington, DC top the list of food stamp enrollment “by state,” at 22% and 23% respectively. Don’t expect SNAP to downsize anytime soon — despite spending a whopping $80 billion on food stamps last year, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) argues the program needs more funding.

Veteran News

VIDEO: Soldier Goes Public Against Syrian War Escalation
Jakari Jackson - What do members of the U.S. military think about the possibility of a war with Syria? So far, they appear to be overwhelmingly against it just like the rest of the general public.

Energy & Environment

Mystery from Above in Brooklyn as Chunks of Ice Fall from the Sky
CBS News - Chunks of ice apparently fell from the sky on an 80-degree day in Brooklyn. The question is, where did they come from?

Congressman Promises to Hold Chemtrail Hearing
Activist Post - Representative Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) has recently promised to hold a hearing to investigate whether or not there is a secret program to spray a chemical soup of heavy metals and other toxins — better known as ‘chemtrails’ — into the skies above America without disclosure to the American people.

Nearly 48,000 suing BP over toxic pollution from Texas refinery
Grist - In a trial that began Monday, the neighbors are seeking up to $200,000 apiece in compensation — plus $10 billion in punitive damages... BP knowingly vented at least 500,000 pounds of toxic chemicals, including benzene, from a faulty refinery unit to a flare the company knew was incapable of destroying the toxins, Tony Buzbee, the residents’ lead attorney, said in a phone interview. He claims BP would have lost more than $20 million if it had shut the unit down during repairs.


‘Pink slime’ returns to school lunches in 4 more states - Thousands of schools across the U.S. rushed last year to stop feeding their students meat that contained the ammonia-treated beef, known by industry as lean finely textured beef. Their action followed a massive media uproar, which included a prime time show featuring British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and a series of critical reports by ABC World News.

Blood Donations Are Potential Biohazard From Those Vaccinated With Gardasil
Activist Post - The huge wave of serious adverse conditions after Gardasil vaccination has caused deep concern across the world. However, the suffering may not only be limited to those who are vaccinated. Blood donated from individuals vaccinated with Gardasil may have horrific consequences for the recipients’ health. HPV was found in a girl’s blood two years after vaccination. It should not be present!

10 outrageous (but true) facts about vaccines the CDC and the vaccine industry don't want you to know
(NaturalNews) Prepare to be shocked. Here are 10 outrageous (but true) facts about vaccines the CDC and the vaccine industry don't want you to know...

Magnesium is crucial for bone health, says Dr. Carolyn Dean
(NaturalNews) For years, the medical establishment has recommended that aging folks supplement with calcium to maintain strong bones and avoid developing osteoporosis. And more recently, science has revealed vitamin D as a necessary nutrient co-factor in the proper absorption of calcium.

Heal food allergy inflammation by taking high doses of probiotics: Research proven
(NaturalNews) New research published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research confirms that food allergies can actually be ameliorated entirely with the right nutritional protocol, mainly a dietary regimen that involves supplementing with high doses of beneficial, probiotic bacteria.

Try these easy gluten-free superfood recipes to supercharge your health
(NaturalNews) Most folks turn to a gluten-free diet because of various gastrointestinal reactions to grains that contain gluten. Gluten is an elastic protein that contains very little nutritional value, but it is a part of several grains that are delicious and nutritious.

Azodicarbonamide Is Found In Most Cereals, Breads, But It's Also Found In Foamed Plastics and Rubber Too
Prevent Disease - Why would it be necessary for the food industry to use the same additive in breads and cereals as what the chemical industry uses in the production of foamed plastics, synthetic leathers and rubber? We have been assured by our health regulatory agencies that azodicarbonamide is safe for use in our foods. If that's the case, then why has it been banned in Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom?

Manuka Honey may Treat Deadly Heart Disease Naturally
Natural Society - In a recent discovery by University of Iowa researchers, it was found that the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis, a bacterial infection which can cause the heart valves to stop working properly and kills approximately 20,000 Americans every year is really due to superantigens –toxins produced in very large quantities by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Herb Garden Maintenance For Fall And Winter
Off The Grid - As the calendar turns from summer into fall, it’s a good time to think about performing a few simple maintenance chores in your herb garden so you can enjoy your favorite herbs all year long.

Tuesday - September 10, 2013 - Today in History:
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.
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. Which meant independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
1926 - Germany joined the League of Nations.
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."
1956 - Great Britain performed a nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia.
1963 - 20 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.
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.
2002 - Florida tested its new elections system. It resulted in polling stations opening late and problems occurred with the 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

Assad says any U.S. strike on Syria "is going to support al Qaeda"
CBS News - In an exclusive interview with CBS News' Charlie Rose, President Bashar Assad said he is "disappointed" in the Obama administration for pursuing a strike against Syria, claiming faulty intelligence and a foreign policy comparable with the policy of former President George W. Bush. He also said any U.S. involvement in Syria's two-year-old civil war would only embolden America's enemies.

Syria welcomes Russia’s offer to put its chemical weapons under intl control
RT - Damascus welcomes Russia’s call to hand control over its chemical weapons to the international community, the Syrian Foreign Minister said responding to Sergey Lavrov's statement after the two met in the Russian capital.

US Refuses To Admit Checkmate By Russia And Syria, Redirects Purpose Of Military Incursion
Zero Hedge - Following up on this morning’s shocking “appeasement” turn of events by Russia and Syria, the White House has promptly fired back in the only way it knows: digging in deeper..

URGENT: False Flag Involving Israel to Implicate Syria in the Works Says RT
Activist Post - While Israel is portrayed as wanting to "co-exist" with the current Syrian government, it should be remembered that such public statements are meant to undermine and taint Syria's credibility amongst the very extremist elements that Israel, the United States and Saudi Arabia have armed, funded, and covertly directed for decades.

Intercepts caught Assad rejecting requests to use chemical weapons, German paper says
McClatchy - The report in Bild am Sonntag, which is a widely read and influential national Sunday newspaper, reported that the head of the German Foreign Intelligence agency, Gerhard Schindler, last week told a select group of German lawmakers that intercepted communications had convinced German intelligence officials that Assad did not order or approve what is believed to be a sarin gas attack on Aug. 21 that killed hundreds of people in Damascus’ eastern suburbs.

Why the US, UK, EU & Israel hate Syria
RT - A young, soft-spoken girl living the Syrian tragedy spells it out with far more common sense, truth and honesty than powerful Western governments and their money-controlled mass media puppets.... Her ‘Top Eight Reasons Why They Hate Us’ is an excellent wrap-up, applicable to just about every self-respecting country in the world: no Rothschild-controlled Central Bank, no IMF debt, no genetically modified foods, oil and pipelines, anti-secret societies, anti-Zionism, secularism and nationalism.

EU report: Brussels biofuels policy hikes food prices by up to 50% - If biofuels received no EU policy support, the price of food stuffs such as vegetable oil would be 50% lower in Europe by 2020 than at present – and 15% lower elsewhere in the world – according to new research by the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).... When more soy and palm oil are used for biofuels production, less is available for food use and the resulting scarcity drives food price inflation.

Intl experts have strong proof images of chemical victims fabricated – Moscow
RT - Footage and photos of the alleged chemical attack in Syria, which the US cites as the reason for a planned military intervention, had been fabricated in advance, speakers told a UN human rights conference in Geneva.

NSA Affair: Germans Conduct Helicopter Flyover of US Consulate
Spiegel - Under orders from Germany's domestic intelligence agency, a federal police helicopter conducted a flyover of the US Consulate in Frankfurt, the government in Berlin has confirmed. Officials were apparently searching for surveillance equipment.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

U.S. Army Bases Offline for Over 24 Hours in Alaska - U.S. Army Base Fort Greely, Fort Richardson & Fort Wainwright in Alaska Offline for Over 24 Hours!!

Rumbling Noise in North Concord - This rumbling noise coming from the ground is also being heard at Travis, AFB. Many are saying they see a white light (flare up) coming from the Tesoro Refinery, and authorities have said they believe the noise is in fact coming from the refinery, although the refinery has not confirmed the information.

US Senate delays Syria strike vote over Russian 'chemical handover' proposal
RT - The US leader said that “he would consider this a modestly positive development" after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov proposed surrendering the chemical stockpile to international observers to avoid a potential US military strike on Syria. Obama assured that US Secretary of State John Kerry would follow up on the proposal with Moscow.

Chemicals allegedly used in Syria are the type stored by the U.S. in Kentucky
McClatchy -The alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria thrusts the international spotlight onto the same deadly "nerve agents" stored at Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County, Kentucky.

YouTube: Ron Paul on Syria: "I Think It's A False Flag" 09/09/2013
Interview with Ron Paul from the 3rd hour of Joyce Riley 'Power Hour' on the GCN network.

Obama Administration Denies AP Requests For Syria Evidence
Huffington Post - The AP's Zeina Karam and Kimberly Dozier wrote that "the U.S. government insists it has the intelligence to prove it, but the public has yet to see a single piece of concrete evidence produced by U.S. intelligence -- no satellite imagery, no transcripts of Syrian military communications -- connecting the government of President Bashar Assad to the alleged chemical weapons attack last month that killed hundreds of people."

Dyess Refuses to Deny Secret Nuke Transfer
Anthony Gucciardi - Update 2: I have received an email from Dyess which states that the Air Force and Department of Defense do not comment on nuclear weapons and the transfer of such items. This is in direct contrast to what appears to be going on with the official Facebook announcements. The email reads...

Petition To AIPAC: Stay Out Of Our Foreign Policy!
Liberty Crier - During what is perhaps the most unpopular potential war in United States history the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee is intent on sending lobbyists to Washington D.C to bribe our representatives to vote in favor of a military strike against Syria and against the will of the American people.

VIDEO: Reality Check Will Take On “Rethink 9-11″ - Ben Swann Reality Check will take on the “Rethink 9/11″ campaign Tuesday, September 10, 2013. This will be the first “on-location” shoot for Reality Check as part of our Truth in Media Project.

September 11: probably not the best time for Muslim march - The event initially named the “Million Muslim March” and later changed to the “Million American March Against Fear” to sound less provocative... Protesters plan to condemn what they call “FBI traps” and the “illegal tapping and surveilling of Muslim Americans,” as well as “media propaganda making the word terrorist synonymous with Muslim,” Isa Hodge, organizer of the march, told US News & World Report.

2 Million Bikers Denied Permit To Ride Through DC, Going Anyway - Washington DC has denied a permit request for 2 million Sons of Liberty bikers to ride through DC no-stop on 9/11. So Plan B will go into effect. * Related: 2 Million Bikers to DC Goal And Purpose...

George Zimmerman is taken into custody after 'threatening wife with gun
Daily Mail - George Zimmerman was today questioned by police after allegedly threatening his estranged wife with a handgun in an altercation sparked by claims he has been having an affair, MailOnline can reveal.

McCain & Graham Seize on ‘Peace’ Initiative to Push War
Paul Joseph Watson - Reacting to Russia’s proposal to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control and then have them destroyed, Graham and McCain swiftly cited the development as an incentive for Congress to authorize air strikes.


Government Theft, Gold, Silver & A Chart That Will Shock You
King World News - On the heels of continued volatility in key global markets, today 40-year veteran, Robert Fitzwilson, put together another tremendous piece. Fitzwilson, who is founder of The Portola Group, sent an absolutely stunning chart to KWN that will shock readers around the world. Below is Fitzwilson’s outstanding and exclusive piece.

Energy & Environment

GridEx II / GridSecCon Update
North American Electric Reliability Corporation [NERC], Grid Security Exercise / Grid Security Conference Presentation. NERC will host GridEx 2013 on November 13-14, 2013.


Turmeric is a powerful anti-cancer agent and your liver's best friend: Research
(NaturalNews) A recent study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, for instance, found that a dose-dependent administration of curcumin effectively activated apoptosis of liver cancer cells, meaning it prompted these harmful cells to die. In their conclusion, the researchers involved with this study declared curcumin to be a "promising phytomedicine in cancer therapy."

Consumption of apple cider vinegar may accelerate weight loss
(NaturalNews) For thousands of years, vinegar has been used for weight loss. It is said that taking a few teaspoons of vinegar before meals can reduce appetite and cravings while stimulating metabolism. What about apple cider vinegar?

Aronia berries: North American fruits bursting with antioxidants
(NaturalNews) Incredibly rich in antioxidants - The aronia berry is bursting with so many antioxidants that it is almost inedible when raw due to its extreme sharpness. Indeed, the USDA gave the raw aronia berry an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score of 15,280 umol per 100 grams, meaning that it contains almost three times as many antioxidants as the blackberry, acai berry and blueberry and one-and-a-half times as many antioxidants as the cranberry and blackcurrant.

Mounting Research Raises Red Flag for Universal Flu Vaccine
Dr. Mercola - Studies show that the influenza vaccine is ineffective in the elderly and very young, and recent animal studies suggest that vaccinating against one strain of influenza may actually increase the risk of being infected with a related but different influenza strain.

Beyond Liver Support: Milk Thistle Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy
Natural Society - Milk thistle is known for supporting the liver, but the plant can also halt the spread of and even reverse lung cancer.

Tainted and Altered: GMO Foods Likely in Your Multi-Vitamins
Natural Society - The vitamin industry has been tainted. Here are 3 GMO foods you probably never expected to find in your vitamins.

Lack of Infectious Diseases Causes Alzheimer’s: Vaccines & Hygiene
Gaia Health - A new and well-done study clearly documents the relationship between hygiene and Alzheimer’s disease throughout the world. The lower the exposure to microbes, the greater the rate of Alzheimer’s. They name several hygiene issues, but have ignored the most significant according to modern medicine’s own claims: vaccines. Their research clearly shows.

Science & Technology

NSA Can Spy On Smart Phone Data
Spiegel - The United States’ National Security Agency intelligence-gathering operation is capable of accessing user data from smart phones from all leading manufacturers. Top secret NSA documents that SPIEGEL has seen explicitly note that the NSA can tap into such information on Apple iPhones, BlackBerry devices and Google’s Android mobile operating system.

Scientists develop technology to turn the family dog into an obedient robot
(NaturalNews) Scientists at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama think that maybe you, as a dog owner, are tired of having your pet roll over, shake, take long walks with you or eat every morsel of food you happen to drop on the floor. As a result, they are working to develop a way to "command your dog with a remote control, or even via your smart phone...or even without hands."

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

BREAKING: Study Links Roundup 'Weedkiller' To Overgrowth of Deadly Fungal Toxins
Green Med Info - A new study reveals that Roundup herbicide enhances the growth of aflatoxin-producing fungi, lending an explanation for the alarming increase in fungal toxins recently discovered in U.S corn, and revealing another way in which GM farming is seriously undermining food quality.

Pet News

Heads Up - New Canine Virus
Susan Thixton - Reports to Department of Agricultures are thus far from just two states – California and Ohio. The virus found is canine circovirus – which is not common to dogs. This is a virus typically found in pigs. Symptoms include vomiting, bloody diarrhea, weight loss, neurological problems, a lack of appetite and lethargy. Left untreated, dogs can die within 48 hours.

Monday - September 9, 2013 - Today in History:
1776 - The second Continental Congress officially made the term "United States", replacing the previous term "United Colonies."
1836 - Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law.
1850 - California became the 31st state to join the union.
1898 - In Omaha, NE, Tommy Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship.
1893 - U.S. President Grover Cleveland's wife, Frances Cleveland, gave birth to a daughter, Esther, 1st president's child born in the White House.
1904 - Mounted police were used for the first time in the City of New York.
1911 - Italy declared war on the Ottoman Turks and annexed Libya, Tripolitania, and Cyrenaica in North Africa.
1919 - The majority of Boston's police force went on strike. The force was made up of 1,500 men.
1919 - Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin's HD-4, a hydrofoil craft, set a world marine speed record.
1926 - The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
1942 - Japan dropped incendiaries over NE in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite.
1948 - North Korea became the People's Democratic Republic of Korea.
1957 - The first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction was signed into law by U.S. President Eisenhower.
1965 - French President Charles de Gaulle announced that France was withdrawing from NATO to protest the domination of the U.S. in the organization.
1981 - Nicaragua declared a state of economic emergency and banned strikes.
1983 - The Soviet Union announced that the Korean jetliner the was shot down on September 1, 1983 was not an accident or an error.
1986 - Frank Reed was taken hostage in Lebanon by pro-Iranian kidnappers. The director of a private school in Lebanon was released 44 months later.
1986 - Gennadiy Zakharov was indicted by a New York jury on espionage charges. Zakharov was a Soviet United Nations employee.
1993 - Israeli and PLO leaders agreed to recognize each other.
1994 - The U.S. agreed to accept about 20,000 Cuban immigrants a year. This was in return for Cuba's promise to halt the flight of refugees.
1994 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off on an 11-day mission.
1998 - Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr delivered to the U.S. Congress 36 boxes of material concerning his investigation of U.S. President Clinton.
1998 - Four tourists who had paid $32,500 each were taken in submarine to view the wreckage of the Titanic. The ship is 2 miles below the Atlantic off Newfoundland.
2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 1.8 billion applications downloaded.

World News

Russia Sends Warship With 'Special Cargo' To Syria - A Russian warship carrying "special cargo" will be dispatched toward Syria, a navy source said on Friday, as the Kremlin beefs up its presence in the region ahead of possible US strikes against the Damascus regime.

Full transcript: President Obama’s news conference in Russia
Washington Post - US President Barack Obama during his news conference at the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Chemical Weapons: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (  UNODA ) - UNODA was established in January 1998 as the Department for Disarmament Affairs which was part of the Secretary-General’s programme for reform in accordance with his report to the General Assembly (A/51/950). It was originally established in 1982 upon the recommendation of the General Assembly's second special session on disarmament (SSOD II). In 1992, its name was changed to Centre for Disarmament Affairs, under the Department of Political Affairs. At the end of 1997, it was renamed Department for Disarmament Affairs and in 2007, it became the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs.

Charlie Rose interviews Syrian President Bashar Assad
CBS News - Appearing Sunday on "Face the Nation," Charlie Rose for the first time discussed sitting down with President Bashar Assad for his only television interview since President Obama asked Congress to approve a military strike against Syria. [...] The interview will air in its entirety Monday night on "The Charlie Rose Show" on PBS.

Saudi Arabia agrees to back US-led Syria hit: Kerry
Press TV - Saudi Arabia has agreed to back a US-led military offensive against Syria over an alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus, US Secretary of State John Kerry says. Kerry made the remarks at the US Embassy in Paris on Sunday after he held meetings with nine Arab foreign ministers and Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby in the French capital.

Turkey deploys jets, troops to Syrian border
RT - In a move to intensify its defense near the Syrian border, Turkey has deployed additional troops and more weapons to the country’s southeast. Earlier this week, Turkey sent reinforcement to the south amid Washington’s calls for a military strike on Syria.

France cannot afford military operation in Syria
The G20 should be focusing on their flagging economies rather than planning a military operation in Syria they can’t afford, analyst, Alex Korbel, told RT. France, in particular, is at full stretch, with 16 military campaigns abroad and an ailing economy.

France flips on Syria
Whiteout Press - September 6, 2013. St. Petersburg. Today at the G20 meeting in Russia, French President Francois Hollande dealt President Obama another embarrassing setback over Syria. Shocking his US ally, Hollande announced that France would not join the US in a military strike and would instead wait until the full UN report is made available.

Al-Qaeda Syrian Rebels Take Historic Christian Village
AP -Syrian rebels led by al-Qaida-linked fighters seized control of a predominantly Christian village northeast of Damascus, sweeping into the mountainside sanctuary in heavy fighting overnight and forcing hundreds of residents to flee, activists and locals said Sunday.

High-Level U.S. Intelligence Officers: Syrian Government Didn’t Launch Chemical Weapons
Zero Hedge - An intercept of Syrian military officials discussing the strike was among low-level staff, with no direct evidence tying the attack back to an Assad insider or even a senior Syrian commander, the officials said.

VIDEO: Propaganda War Against Iran Begins Ahead of Syria Attack
Kurt Nimmo The establishment media is now targeting Iran, claiming the Islamic Republic will engage in acts of terrorism after the United States attacks Syria. The Daily Mail and other corporate news outlets are quoting Alireza Forghani, the former governor of southern Iran’s Kish Province, as stating there will be mass kidnapping, amputations and murders if the U.S. attacks Syria.

Questions Arise as to Defense Contractor Involvement in Syrian Gas Attack
Activist Post - Amidst mounting concerns about the genesis of the Syrian chemical attack of 8/21, a new player has entered the stage -- a Colorado-based defense contractor named TechWise.

Afghan authorities slam NATO after drone strike kills 16 civilians
RT - Afghan authorities have accused NATO forces of killing 16 civilians, including four children, in a drone strike targeting Taliban militants in the country’s Kunar province on the border with Pakistan.

Syria Crisis Ultimatum: Kerry Tells Assad Turn in Chemical Weapons within One Week - US secretary of state John Kerry has given an ultimatum to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to avoid a military strike by turning over his entire chemical weapons arsenal to the international community within the next week.

Some see biblical visions of doom in Syria trouble
USA Today - The deadly violence percolating half a world away in Syria and the warnings of a possible U.S. attack have some people not only looking ahead to what might happen in the coming days — but also looking backward into ancient, apocalyptic prophecies in the pages of the Old Testament.

No economic espionage? NSA docs show US spied on Brazil oil giant Petrobras
RT - Despite earlier US assurances that its Department of Defense does not “engage in economic espionage in any domain,” a new report suggests that the intelligence agency NSA spied on Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

WH Chief of Staff: U.S. Has No Military Allies for Syria Strike - McDonough conceded the fact on CNN's "State of the Union" after persistent questioning from host Candy Crowley, who asked him whether President Barack Obama has secured international military support for the strike — as opposed to moral support. "Not at this point," he said.

AIPAC To Deploy Hundreds Of Lobbyists To Push For Syria Action - The influential pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee will deploy hundreds of activists next week to win support in Congress for military action in Syria, amid an intense White House effort to convince wavering U.S. lawmakers to vote for limited strikes.

YouTube: WW2 Vet. tells McCain he has concerns over propoganda and rebels in Syria
World War Two Veteran tells McCain he has concerns about War propaganda and potentially rebels massacring Christians in Syria once U.S. and allied forces leave the conflict.
* Related Video: Citizen Threatens McCain with Arrest for Treason

Homeland Security Allocates Nearly One Billion Dollars For Explosives Storage Magazines
Activist Post - In their latest solicitation to separate the American people from their money, the headquarters for the Transportation Security Administration... believes they need explosives magazines, starting with six different locations around the nation, but can and will include sites outside of the United States. They intend to set the contract for magazines to be purchased over the next five years.

YouTube: Who's the 'BOSS': DHS close to perfecting facial recognition system
RT - The Department of Homeland Security's latest surveillance tool is the Biometric Optical Surveillance System, or BOSS, and consists of two cameras that are capable of taking stereoscopic images of people's faces. Facial recognition technology matches the 3-D pictures captured and compares them to images stored in the system's database, like driver's license photos.

SF Closer to Becoming First County to Outlaw Illegal Immigrant Detentions
Breitbart - San Francisco County is set to become the first in the nation to make it illegal for law enforcement officials to detain illegal immigrants "solely on the basis of immigration status."

Former Missouri Sheriff Speaks Out Against Federal Gun Laws - (ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Tea Party hosted a nationally-known guest at its meeting in St. Joseph Thursday night. Sheriff Richard Mack took the federal government to court back in the 90s, and now he travels the country, sharing his thoughts on the power of the people.... Mack will also be speaking alongside Glenn Beck in Kansas City on Sept. 13 and 14 at the Freedom and Liberty Education Summit.

107-year-old Arkansas man dies in shootout with S.W.A.T.
KTHV - A 107-year old Pine Bluff man died Saturday after a shootout with officers and S.W.A.T. members. The Pine Bluff Police Dept. released the following information about the incident on Saturday evening.

Obama in Desperate Propaganda Push For Attack on Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - President Barack Obama will conduct interviews with no less than six television networks later today in a desperate bid to drum up support for an attack on Syria before his speech to the nation on Tuesday.

U.S. Admits No Imminent Threat from Syria, No Clear Evidence Assad Ordered Chemical Weapons Attack
Washington’s Blog - Obama is going on a whirlwind media blitz this week in an attempt to sell a very skeptical public on war with Syria. Yet the Washington Post notes: Obama’s top aide says the administration lacks “irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence” that skeptical Americans, including lawmakers who will start voting on military action this week, are seeking.


Who Is Going To Buy Our Debt If This War Causes China, Russia And The Rest Of The World To Turn On Us?
Economic Collapse - Can the U.S. really afford to greatly anger the rest of the world when they are the ones that are paying our bills? What is going to happen if China, Russia and many other large nations stop buying our debt and start rapidly dumping U.S. debt that they already own?

JPMorgan Chase Shuts Down Student Loan Department: The Student Loan Bubble Is Starting To Burst
CNBC News - JPMorgan Chase has sent a memorandum to colleges notifying them that the bank will stop making new student loans in October, according to Reuters. The official reason is quite bland. "We just don't see this as a market that we can significantly grow," Thasunda Duckett tells Reuters. Duckett is the chief executive for auto and student loans at Chase, which means she's basically delivering the news that a large part of her business is getting closed down.

90,473,000: Record Number Not in Labor Force--Up Almost 10M Under Obama
CNS News - The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation's labor force has pushed past 90,000,000 for the first time, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Poverty in N.J. reaches 52-year high, new report shows - The annual survey by Legal Services of New Jersey found 24.7 percent of the state’s population — 2.1 million residents — was considered poor in 2011. That’s a jump of more than 80,000 people — nearly 1 percent higher than the previous year and 3.8 percent more than pre-recession levels.... The report warned Census figures for 2012 to be released this month may be higher.

Housing Market

Left With Nothing: This man owed $134 in property taxes. The District sold the lien to an investor who foreclosed on his $197,000 house and sold it
Washington Post - On the day Bennie Coleman lost his house, the day armed U.S. marshals came to his door and ordered him off the property, he slumped in a folding chair across the street and watched the vestiges of his 76 years hauled to the curb. Movers carted out his easy chair, his clothes, his television. Next came the things that were closest to his heart: his Marine Corps medals and photographs of his dead wife, Martha.

Energy & Environment

When the Lights Go Out On November 13, 2013
Dave Hodges - In just over two months, on November 13-14, 2013, the lights are about to go out. Will the lights come back on? It depends on who you ask. Given the past behavior of those in power, it would behoove all of us to prepare for the fact that we could be living for an extended time with no electricity.

And now it's global COOLING! Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year
Daily Mail - Almost a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than in 2012. BBC reported in 2007 global warming would leave Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013. Publication of UN climate change report suggesting global warming caused by humans pushed back to later this month.


Guidelines for juicing to lose weight
(NaturalNews) First you need to decide what your goal for juicing is. That will help you determine how long you need to juice, as well as plan your menu and budget. It is not advisable to go for a juice fast if you are new to detoxing. Cleansing and detoxifying your body is a necessary step in regaining your health and a normal weight. A great documentary to consider watching is Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.

Simple Ways to Doctor Your Meals Into Healing Foods
Activist Post - The following are superfoods that you can easily get from most grocery stores and then some additional ones to get online or in bulk from health food stores. They pack a giant nutritional and alkaline punch. You're basically taking food supplements but without the great expense. Feel free to add them to anything!

Six food-based medicines that may save your life
(NaturalNews) The famous quote by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates states, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." And this timeless adage still holds incredible truth today, as the most effective way to protect the body against disease is to feed it the nutrients it needs to build strong immunity and a healthy digestive tract, which is where the bulk of immunity resides.

As Fukushima continues to leak radiation, protect yourself with Bentonite Clay
(NaturalNews) TEPCO finally admitted in July that radioactive water has been leaking from the plant and is now taking steps to try to prevent any future leaks from ending up in the Pacific Ocean. But the latest leak is the largest yet with a massive 300 tonnes of highly radioactive water escaping from a damaged tank and creating fears that it will be washed from the land with rainwater into the sea.

Coconut - The anti-aging skin treatment miracle
(NaturalNews) Recently, coconut oil has demonstrated enormous value for cosmetic or dermatological purposes. Dr. Amy Neuzil, ND has looked into some actual studies from mainstream medical research and was pleasantly surprised.

Minnesota Law Bans Cancer-Causing Formaldehyde in Children’s Products, Stays in Vaccines
Activist Post - Lawmakers in the state of Minnesota have decided formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agent, is too dangerous for children’s products. According to section 325F.175 of HF458, products containing formaldehyde are banned from being sold starting August 1st, 2014, for manufacturers and August 1st, 2015, for retailers.

Merck vaccine developer admits vaccines routinely contain hidden cancer viruses derived from diseased monkeys
(NaturalNews) If you haven't yet realized the truth about how vaccines contain hidden cancer viruses, prepare yourself to be shocked by the admission you're about to hear. Decades ago, one of the most prominent vaccine scientists in the history of the vaccine industry -- a Merck scientist -- made a recording where he openly admitted that vaccines given to Americans were contaminated with leukemia and cancer viruses.

Five amazing non-dietary uses for coconut oil
(NaturalNews) Coconut oil, which is derived from the meat of matured coconuts, is possibly the healthiest oil in the world. Rich in good saturated fats and important minerals, the regular consumption of coconut oil has been linked to reduced cholesterol, boosting of the immune system, weight loss, superior digestion and metabolism and much more. It is, in short, a superfood.

Five of the best natural remedies for arthritis and inflammation
(NaturalNews) Arthritis is actually inflammation of one or more joints, where flexible physical points of bone meeting bone through cartilage occur. There are various forms and causes of arthritis, but the inflammation aspect holds true for all of them.

Three incredibly healthy reasons to eat the 'food of the gods'
(NaturalNews) The ancient Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs considered cacao (ka-cow) a source of power. The scientific name for the cacao (or cocoa) bean is Theobroma cacao, which literally translates as "Food of the Gods".

Eating by color: Curb cancer risk, encourage emotional stability and support a bright outlook with red hued foods
(NaturalNews) A simple yet profound approach to exceptional health and balance is found in a diet based on color. Strikingly hued fare brims with phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. The natural color of food also impacts emotions and world view.

Processed grains ruining your mental and physical health: Research
(NaturalNews) Processed grains are synthetically bleached to create white flour. This practice forced an early 20th century head of the FDA forerunner Bureau of Chemistry, Dr. Harvey Wiley, MD, to resign in disgust at the government's failure to enforce anti-wheat bleaching legislation he had proposed. A byproduct of synthetic bleaching, never included as an ingredient, is alloxan, used to induce diabetes in lab rats! The European tradition requires the sun to whiten flour. If you look for it, unbleached white flour is available.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Penalty Barely Stings Citrus Grower Whose Pesticide Killed Millions of Bees
Cornucopia Institute - A Florida citrus giant that illegally sprayed pesticides killing millions of bees and costing local beekeepers hundreds of thousands of dollars has been fined $1,500. Environmentalists and beekeepers are fuming in Crystal River, Florida, where the state found that citrus grower Ben Hill Griffin Inc. broke pesticide laws twice this year yet levied only a paltry fine.

Do you want to eat GM maggots in your fruit?
Activist Post - The GM fruit flies are an effort to lower the population of the flies, which attack olives and many fruits. The theory goes this way: females babies of the GM flies are engineered to die in the larval stage. There’s only one problem. These larvae, which are maggots, will remain in the olives and the fruit. So people who buy the fruit will be eating maggots.... The GM flies are scheduled to be released in Spain and Brazil.


How to Use a Bandana to Save the Day
Activist Post - A bandana sits right at the top of my list of often overlooked survival gear. It is another one of those items that has hundreds of improvised uses but only if you have the right mindset for it.. Bandana’s weigh a fraction of an ounce, they are dirt cheap, and are also a must have in your survival gear.

US Farmers Challenging Monsanto Patent Claims Appeal To Supreme Court
RT - Public advocacy groups and farmers have joined forces to challenge biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically engineered seed patents, and to halt the company’s aggressive lawsuits against anyone whose fields are contaminated by their GMOs. Seventy-three US farmers, seed companies, and public advocacy groups appealed their case against Monsanto Co. to the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Weird &  Stupid News

DC Bureaucrats’ Latest Assault On Freedom: Mandatory 24-Hour “Waiting Period” For Tattoos - The United States is nearly 17 trillion dollars in debt, the national unemployment rate is more than 7%, and one in seven Americans is on food stamps. But fixing those problems is just so darn hard! So several politicians in Washington DC have decided to spend their time creating tattoo regulations.

Friday - September 6, 2013 - Today in History:
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 eight 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.
1948 - Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was crowned.
1952 - In Montreal, Canadian television began broadcasting.
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

China sides with Russia in opposing military strikes on Syria, warns of oil price surge
RT - China joined Russia in its opposition against military strikes on Syria ahead of the G20 summit on Thursday. Beijing said the use of force would cause a swing in oil prices, thereby hurting the global economy.

The 3 Most Hypocritical Things About the U.S. Going to War With Syria - Whether or not you support the U.S. decision to go to war with Syria, there is no denying the blatant hypocrisy in the justification that the U.S. should intervene because of Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Here are three of the biggest hypocrisies...

Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons
Paul Joseph Watson - A video has emerged of an opposition rebel militant in Syria apparently confessing to using chemical weapons in order to follow Osama Bin Laden’s mantra of killing women and children.

Report: China Sends Warships to Coast of Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - China has reportedly sent warships to the coast of Syria to “observe” the actions of US and Russian ships as tensions build in preparation for a potential military strike on Syria which could come as soon as next week.

Russia Says It’s Sending Warships To the Mediterranean Sea For Evacuations From Syria
Steve Watson - Following several reports of Russia sending warships to the Mediterranean Sea over the past week, The Kremlin’s chief of staff has officially told reporters that the intention is to prepare to evacuate Russian citizens from Syria.

‘Turkey deploys military units near Syria’
Press TV - Turkey has deployed military units along its southern border with Syria, reports say amid speculations that the US may launch a military strike against the Arab country.

US and Allied Warships off the Syrian Coastline: Naval Deployment Was Decided “Before” the August 21 Chemical Weapons Attack
Global Research - The US Navy has deployed the USS San Antonio, an amphibious transport ship to the Eastern Mediterranean. The San Antonio is joining five US destroyers which “are already in place for possible missile strikes on Syria, a defense official said Sunday.”... While the USS San Antonio has amphibious landing equipment, which can be used to land some six thousand sailors and marines, “no boots on the ground”, however, remains the official motto.

VIDEO: US drone attack kills 6 in NW Pakistan
Press TV - The causalities came after the drone fired a missile at a residential area in Ghulam Khan town in North Waziristan tribal district along the Afghan border, on Thursday.

VIDEO: US-led airstrike kills 12 in Afghanistan
Press TV - There are conflicting reports about the identity of the victims. Locals say the dead were civilians, but Afghan officials insist that they were all Taliban militants. This comes after 16 others lost their lives in a similar attack in the eastern Paktia Province.

CNBC: Fukushima crisis “a global problem, not just a Japan problem” says professor… “Denial & cover-up clearly not working”
ENENews - Tilman Ruff, Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne: I think what’s really needed to deal with this unprecedented, very difficult situation, is really an international effort to bring together the best resources and expertise and equipment, with the experience of other nuclear accidents, with the experience of radioactively contaminated site cleanup, to mobilize the global effort.

ABC: Syrian Strike Could Be ‘Significantly Larger’ Than Most Anticipated
Washington Free Beacon - ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported President Obama’s plan for a Syrian strike could be “significantly larger” than most anticipated Thursday on “World News Tonight.” Karl quoted an unnamed national security official who claimed the attack could do more damage to Assad in 48 hours than the Syrian rebels have done in two years...

VIDEO: US to double its strike capacity for Syria war
Press TV - US naval commanders announced on Thursday that US destroyers are “fully ready” to conduct what they called a “vast spectrum of operations” against Syria, The Independent reported. According to the British newspaper, the Pentagon is planning to broaden its strike capacity using US Air Force assets including weapons-bearing bombers.

Regime Change in Libya Descends into Lawlessness and Ruin
Activist Post - Libyan oil production drops from 1.4 million barrels per day to less than 160,000, as tribal conflict threatens to escalate into all out civil war.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Syria crisis 'splits' G20 – live updates - Obama says he's "listening to all ideas" for how to handle Assad, but he's not getting a lot of workable suggestions outside military strikes.

Senator Warns of Nuke Strike on S. Carolina After Missing Nuke Report - Senator Lindsay Graham has warned South Carolinians about the threat of a ‘terrorist nuclear attack’ on the same day that our exclusive high level military intel revealed to us that nuclear warheads were being shipped to South Carolina from a major Texas airforce base under an ‘off the record’ black ops transfer.

US considers training Syria militants: Officials
Press TV - American military trainers are set to train the militants in Jordan in order to help increase their capabilities, US officials told the Associated Press on Thursday.... The US Central Intelligence Agency has been training the militants fighting the Syrian government forces, but it seems the new programs are broader.

Ten Chemical Weapons Attacks Washington Doesn’t Want You to Talk About
Global Research - Washington doesn’t merely lack the legal authority for a military intervention in Syria. It lacks the moral authority.

Ron Paul in 2012: Pentagon Has Finalized Plans to Attack Syria... - Ron Paul, House Floor Speech, June 19th, 2012.... When Will We Attack Syria? Plans, rumors, and war propaganda for attacking Syria and deposing Assad have been around for many months. This past week however, it was reported that the Pentagon indeed has finalized plans to do just that. In my opinion, all the evidence to justify this attack is bogus.

President Obama could lose big on Syria in House
Politico - If the House voted today on a resolution to attack Syria, President Barack Obama would lose — and lose big. That’s the private assessment of House Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides who are closely involved in the process. Related video/article: Ron Paul: Defeat would be ‘historic’

New poll: Syria intervention even less popular than Congress
Washington Post - A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has finally found something that Americans like even less than Congress: the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Syria. Only 9 percent of respondents said that the Obama administration should intervene militarily in Syria; a RealClearPolitics poll average finds Congress has a 15 percent approval rating, making the country’s most hated political body almost twice as popular.

Privacy, pulverized: NSA, GCHQ can bypass online encryption, new Snowden leak reveals
RT - The latest top-secret documents leaked to the media by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden reveal that United States and British spy agencies have invested billions of dollars towards efforts to make online privacy obsolete.

NRA joins ACLU lawsuit, claims NSA starting 'gun registry'
The Hill - In a brief filed in federal court, the NRA argues that the National Security Agency's database of phone records amounts to a "national gun registry."

McCain Confronted on Syria at Angry Town Hall Meeting
Paul Joseph Watson - Senator John McCain was confronted on several occasions by Americans opposed to an attack on Syria during an angry town hall meeting that underscored polls which show massive resistance to military intervention.

Judge Andrew Napolitano & Shepard Smith Slam Syria Intervention: No One Seems To Care About The Law - On Thursday afternoon, two of Fox News’s more outspoken anti-war voices in Judge Andrew Napolitano and Shepard Smith spoke out against what they believe would be a “war crime” if the United States were to militarily intervene in the Syrian civil war, even after a potential congressional rejection vote.


As debt talks loom, more sequestration?
CNBC News - Some key dates are approaching: The government's spending authority runs out Sept. 30, and even if a continuing resolution is adopted to keep things going, the Treasury loses its borrowing authority in mid-October and likely runs out of cash by Nov. 1. To keep things going, Congressional Republicans will be demanding some spending concessions from the administration.

As President Obama goes the market?
CNBC News - These are not happy days for President Barack Obama, and if history holds up the misery in Washington could create misery on Wall Street. Economist Eliot Janeway (1913-1993) is credited with saying, "When the president is in trouble, the stock market is in trouble."

12-Year-Old Targeted By Idaho Tax Commission For Raspberry Stand - A 12-year-old boy in Pocatello is being targeted by the Idaho Tax Commission for setting up a small raspberry stand without giving the state a percentage of his profits.... According to Jason [the boy’s father], the Tax Commission handed his son a tax form and gave him until Oct. 15 to send the state 6 percent of his earnings.

How Fed Policy Has Devastated Three Generations of Retirees
Activist Post - Over the past few years, the Federal Reserve has moved from simple interest rate manipulation to wholesale market interference with the goal of maintaining bank solvency and equity prices. This steamroller-style interference in the markets has had massive consequences.

Energy & Environment

Walmart And Other Big Businesses Prepare For Downed Power Grid With Alternative Energies
offthegridnews - Many of America’s largest corporations now believe the electric grid is unreliable and are quietly developing the capability to operate without it.


Neurosurgeon Speaks Out On How Vaccines Harm Child Brain Development
Prevent Disease - Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD provides compelling arguments why the vaccination of pregnant women is harmful and a hidden cause of neurological disorders. He also discusses the toxic ingredients in vaccines such as formaldehyde, mercury, aluminum and MSG and the detrimental effects they have on the brain and nervous system.

Down syndrome reversed in newborn mice with single injection
ABC News - US researchers have found a way to reverse Down syndrome in newborn lab mice by injecting an experimental compound that causes the brain to grow normally.

7 Simple Ways to Detox Pesticides from Your Body
Natural Society - The key to minimizing the effects of pesticides come through both minimizing our exposure, but also through detoxification and preventing their effects on our bodies. So, how can you detox from pesticide exposure? Here are 7 tips on how to detox pesticides.

Five herbs your liver will love - detox, boost function and more
(NaturalNews) The liver is the largest solid organ in our bodies. It can be adversely affected by poor diet and lifestyle choices, alcohol consumption, acetaminophen, non-prescription pain killers, and the myriad of toxins in our environment.

Reishi is now believed to have life extending properties
(NaturalNews) Reishi displays the ability to reinvigorate brain neurons and capture and remove cancer cells. Plus, it inhibits the expansion of new fat cells in individuals suffering from obesity. It possesses dozens of natural bio-active compounds that have the ability to naturally treat a wide array of other harmful conditions or diseases, such as allergies, autoimmune diseases, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and liver diseases, just to name a few.

Daily multivitamin shown to lower risk of cancer in men
(NaturalNews) The medical profession has vilified the use of supplemental vitamins and minerals for decades, as the American Medical Association prefers administering prescription pharmaceuticals to promoting optimal nutrition to prevent disease.

Natural News exclusive: Phosphoric acid used in soda pop shown dissolving teeth in rare video
(NaturalNews) Get ready for another breakthrough investigation from the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where we've put mammalian teeth under the microscope as they are being bathed in phosphoric acid -- the same acid used in sodas and soft drinks and found in both Coca-Cola and Pepsi products.

Doctors resign from UC Davis after getting caught infecting cancer patients' brains with fecal bacteria
(NaturalNews) Sometimes, things happen that are so shocking that not only do they defy belief, but they defy explanation. For instance, why a pair of neurosurgeons with decades of education and training would throw it all away on a goofy, if not novel, medical procedure that had no prior track record.

Science & Technology

Google argues for right to continue scanning Gmail
AP - The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 10 individuals, is expected to be certified as a class action and is widely seen as a precedent-setting case for other email providers. The plaintiffs say Google "unlawfully opens up, reads, and acquires the content of people's private email messages" in violation of California's privacy laws and federal wiretapping statutes.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Genetically modified American chestnuts—the next golden rice? - Golden rice’s recent re-emergence in the news reminded me of how long the biotech industry has been touting this “wonder” crop in order to gain approval for genetic modification more broadly. It appears we’re now seeing a similar tactic with the proposed introduction of genetically modified (GMO) American chestnut trees.

Town uses Agenda 21′s Zoning Tactic to Ban Family’s Dairy Goats - A Massachusetts couple engaged in a battle to keep their dairy goats since 2006 will be taking their case to a federal judge this month. Alan and Susan Griffin allege that the town has been violating their civil rights and discriminating against them, and they are seeking to block the town from removing their goats, plus $2 million in damages including compensation for mental anguish and emotional problems.

New generation of GMO crops to increase use of carcinogenic pesticides by 400% - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has quietly approved the first of a new generation of genetically engineered (GE) crops resistant to more toxic herbicides. The first crop to pass the low regulatory bar was a Bayer soybean variety genetically engineered to withstand direct application of the herbicide isoxaflutole (IFT), which according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a “probable human carcinogen.”


Map: Where You Don’t Want to Be When It Hits the Fan
Mac Slavo - When it hits the fan America’s population centers will explode in violence, looting, and total breakdown of law and order. It’s a theory put forth by numerous survival and relocation specialists, and one that makes complete sense if you consider what happens in a truly serious collapse-like scenario.

How To Safely Store Eggs Long Term - As most preparedness authors have already noted, learning how to prepare long-term food products in advance and making sure you actually enjoy the taste is extremely important. When you are starving, just about anything will taste good, but there is no need to go to such extremes if you learn how to dehydrate and powder your own produce and meat.

Humor & Satire

The Onion: Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria - A majority of U.S. citizens believe congressional leaders in both the House and Senate must be sent to war-torn Syria immediately.

Thursday - September 5, 2013 - Today in History:
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.
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.
1882 - The first U.S. Labor Day parade was held in New York City.
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 - 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.
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.
1953 - The first privately operated atomic reactor opened in Raleigh, NC.
1961 - The U.S. government made airline hijacking a federal offense.
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.
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

Russia releases key findings on chemical attack near Aleppo indicating similarity with rebel-made weapons
RT - Probes from Khan al-Assal show chemicals used in the March 19 attack did not belong to standard Syrian army ammunition, and that the shell carrying the substance was similar to those made by a rebel fighter group, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.

German Intelligence Claims Evidence Assad Responsible for Chemical Attack
Kurt Nimmo - The German intelligence agency, BND, said on Wednesday it had intercepted a phone call between Hezbollah and Iranian officials claiming that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had mistakenly ordered the August 21 chemical attack in a Damascus suburb.

Afghan soldier casualty rate comparable to America’s losses in Vietnam War – US general
RT - Approximately 50 to 100 Afghan soldiers are killed in battle per week, a top US general said Wednesday. That rate that is comparable to the number of American service members who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

Japan makes record $995 billion budget request
RT - Japan’s government ministries have requested an unprecedented $995 billion to meet budget needs in the next fiscal year to clean up Fukushima, balance the country’s record high debt, and provide for an aging population.

Japan To Build Costly Subterranean Ice Wall To Stop Fukushima Reactor Leaks
Huffington Post - The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator.

Japan Orders Disclosure of HPV Vax Severe Adverse Effects
Gaia Health - In Japan, vaccine safety seems to matter more to officials than it does in the US or Europe. On learning that Gardasil and Cervarix were causing severe and crippling adverse effects, the recommendation was removed. After further investigation, Japan has ordered that their information inserts carry warnings of the real risks.

Revealed: Pentagon knew in 2012 that it would take 75,000 GROUND TROOPS to secure Syria's chemical weapons facilities
Daily Mail - U.S. Central Command arrived at the figure of 75,000 ground troops as part of a written series of military options for dealing with Bashar al-Assad more than 18 months ago, long before the U.S. confirmed internally that the Syrian dictator was using the weapons against rebel factions within his borders.

VIDEO: Chemical weapons sent from Turkey to Syria: Former Turkish provincial official
Press TV - “Four months ago, Turkish security forces found a two-kilogram cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the al-Qaeda and al-Nusra. They are using our borders to take the gas into Syria,” Mohamad Gunes said. “The Syrian president has no reason to kill his own people,” he added.

Russia warns of nuclear disaster if Syria is hit
RT - A military strike on Syria could lead to a nuclear catastrophe if a missile were to hit a reactor containing radioactive uranium, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman warned. The remark comes as the US continues to push for a military strike on Syria.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Senate Committee Votes Yes On Syria Resolution To Bomb Assad
Huffington Post - In a delayed markup of a resolution to authorize the use of military force, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10 to 7, with one present, to let President Barack Obama mount a bombing campaign aimed at the Syrian regime's weapons of mass destruction for up to 90 days, albeit within a more limited scope than Obama had requested. Specifically, the committee included language that would prohibit the use of U.S. troops on the ground "for the purpose of combat operations."

Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for invasion
Washington Post - Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”

Syria will Lead to World War III and it will be Nuclear-Paul Craig Roberts - Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, “Let’s cut to the chase. It’s got nothing to do with Syria. The reason they are looking for a fabricated excuse to attack Assad is to continue the radicalization of Muslims in the hopes this spreads into the Muslim populations of Russia and China.

YouTube: Ron Paul Gets Cut Off By CNN
Ron Paul experiences 'technical difficulties' with his satellite connection while on CNN's The Situation Room discussing possible US intervention in Syria.

Epidemic updates: US orders real-time global disease outbreak feed
RT - The DHS Office of Health Affairs has announced its intention to stay updated on the outbreaks of infectious diseases affecting both humans and animals by having news about them from all parts of the world coming to a single feed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Northern California County Board Votes For Secession From State
CBS News - Supervisors in a far Northern California county where residents are fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the state capitol and overregulation have voted in favor of separating from the state.

Hawaii County Council committee to vote on GMO bans - One of the bills to be heard by the Committee on Public Safety & Mass Transit would ban the growing of transgenic papayas... Introduced by Councilwoman Brenda Ford, Bill 109 would give growers of those strains 30 months to curtail operations. After that, farmers growing them could be subject to several penalties, including a fine of up to $1,000 per day.

Chinese Poultry Processors Will Be Allowed To Export Meat To The U.S., USDA Rules
Huffington Post - According to The New York Times, the poultry that processors are allowed to ship will initially be restricted to cooked meat from birds raised in the U.S. But critics worry that the rules will change in the future, opening the door for poultry raised and slaughtered in China -- a country notorious for its food safety problems -- to be shipped to the U.S.

Senate-crafted Syria resolution riddled with loopholes for Obama
Washington Times - Mr. Fisher [a veteran of four decades of studying legislation] pointed to the 1964 resolution that authorized a limited response to the Gulf of Tonkin, but that ended up being the start of an escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war. Mr. Fisher said he wasn’t drawing a comparison, but said it was instructive to look at what Congress thought it was authorizing and what eventually developed.

US Congress speaker refuses to meet Russian delegation
RT - The speaker of the US House of Representatives has turned down a proposal to meet with Russian MPs to discuss the situation in Syria. The Duma members plan to visit Washington next week to persuade their American counterparts not to attack Syria.

VIDEO: California Senate Says No to NDAA
Activist Post - This week the California State Senate unanimously shot down the federal government's indefinite detention powers in a 37-0 vote. Lawmakers are refusing to provide material support for the National Defense Authorization Act, and if the measure becomes law it will be difficult for the government to enforce indefinite detention in the state.


McCain ‘Moar War’ Trumps Berlusconi’s Ouster-Talk As European Stocks Recover Early Losses
Zero Hedge - European sovereign bond spreads are notably wider on the day as anxiety over Berlusconi buggering-up Italian politics’ status quo once again sent investors scurrying from risk-assets early on in the European day. Italian stocks were down 2% (and the rest of themarket down around 1%) before McCain’s confirmation of a ‘no-vote on narrow scope’ seemed to trigger bigger-deficit-spending exuberance in stocks in the US and Europe.

3 Ways Inflation Destroys an Economy
Richard Moyer - Inflation is sometimes called a "stealth tax", as people are robbed of their savings and pensions by their government without any notice. It is more than that, it is a double stealth tax. Here's how.

Walmart Workers Plan the Biggest Mobilization Since Black Friday
The Nation - This week’s rallies follow an August 22 civil disobedience action at which the campaign announced a Labor Day deadline for Walmart to raise its wages to at least $25,000 per year, and reverse the terminations of twenty workers who participated in a June strike.

Veteran News

YouTube: World War II - Valor in the Pacific National Monument: Eternal Peace: Interment Aboard the USS Arizona
Well worth watching....

Energy & Environment

'Environmental Crimes': EPA sends SWAT team to Alaskan mine to check water quality
Alaska Dispatch - When agents with the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force surged out of the wilderness around the remote community of Chicken wearing body armor and jackets emblazoned with POLICE in big, bold letters, local placer miners didn’t quite know what to think.

Housing Market

States allocate foreclosure money to cover demolitions
Market Place - The Treasury Department has changed the rules on the Hardest Hit Fund, a program meant to help people hit by the housing crisis stay in their homes, allowing states to use some money from the $7.6 billion foreclosure prevention program to demolish homes instead.


Could GMOs Be Behind Your Digestive Problems?
Green Med Info - If you're one of the growing number of people suffering from leaky gut syndrome, digestive disorders, chronic inflammation, or even general malaise, consider doing your own experiment. For three months, make it a point to eat only organic, non-GMO food and see if at the end of that time your health issues improve. Many people find their symptoms disappear after only a few weeks.

Do You Know How Hot Dogs Are Really Made?
Prevent Disease - Americans eat almost 200 million hot dogs in the summer months alone. There's nothing like appetizing meat mush mixed with powdered preservatives, flavourings and red colouring. Most who consume hot dogs regularly likely don't care much about their health, but for those who think an occasional hot dog won't hurt you, get informed about the industry and you may change your mind.

Celery and Artichokes Useful Allies in Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer
Natural Society - Thankfully, two recent studies from the University of Illinois indicate flavonoids found in celery and artichokes could actually have a significant impact on the treatment of pancreatic cancer. The studies looked specifically at lutein and apigenin, two flavonoids present in a variety of herbs and plants, but especially in celery, artichokes, and Mexican oregano.

Ancient Ayurveda Beats Clonazepam in Clinical Trial for Anxiety Disorder
Natural Blaze - Researchers from India have proven in a randomized clinical study using international protocols that an ancient Ayurveda remedy for anxiety outperformed the benzodiazepine drug Clonazepam (Klonopin) in relieving severe anxiety.

Latest research on cacao shows extraordinary benefits on blood pressure, cholesterol and more
(NaturalNews) Cocoa contains more phenolic antioxidants and flavonoids than most other foods. The bio-activity of these compounds have a favorable impact on cardiovascular health, along with the anti-inflammatory effects of the polyphenols. These phytochemicals also show positive effects on insulin resistance, thereby possibly reducing the risk of diabetes.

Epigenetics in action: Mouth bacteria activate cancer genes that cause colorectal cancer
(NaturalNews) Two new studies recently published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe help further clarify the role that human bacteria play in cancer development.... As it turns out, bacterial imbalances, specifically inside the mouth, can upset the body's natural immune response, potentially causing an activation of certain cancer genes.
* Related: Heal and Detox with Oil Pulling...

Twelve highly toxic chemicals to banish from your home
(NaturalNews) 80,000 different untested chemicals, not proven to be safe, are sold in the U.S. Many of these chemicals are known to be to dangerous, yet they continue to be sold.

Five research-proven reasons why onion is a powerful secret superfood
(NaturalNews) Onions are allium vegetables. Allium is Latin for garlic, but this genus also includes onions, leeks, chives and shallots. They are all rich in organosulfur compounds and quercetin.

Science & Technology

NSA Blackmail: The Government is Building its Case Against You
Richard Moyer - By storing every email and conversation, NSA employees are building a dirty-little-secret database for every citizen. This much is undeniable. What isn't being discussed though, is that this database is power; power of state employees over one another and the public.

New Device Uses Your Heartbeat As An Electronic Key
Activist Post - Capitalizing on the holes in security that we continue to see revealed in our "smart" devices -- as well as seeking to find a solution for all of those pesky passwords each of us must deal with -- tech startup, Bionym, offers its solution. Their proposed $79 bracelet uses your unique heartbeat signature to unlock smart devices, access ATMs, engage online activity, and permit access to any location using a reader (shown in the video below). The company claims that its system is more accurate than facial recognition.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

New Device Uses Your Heartbeat As An Electronic Key
Activist Post - Capitalizing on the holes in security that we continue to see revealed in our "smart" devices -- as well as seeking to find a solution for all of those pesky passwords each of us must deal with -- tech startup, Bionym, offers its solution. Their proposed $79 bracelet uses your unique heartbeat signature to unlock smart devices, access ATMs, engage online activity, and permit access to any location using a reader (shown in the video below). The company claims that its system is more accurate than facial recognition.

Wednesday - September 4, 2013 - Today in History:
1781 - Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers. The original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula," which translates as "The Town of the Queen of Angels."
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.
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.
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 that an American plane, used for reconnaissance, in the vicinity of the Korean Air Lines flight that was shot down.
1986 - South African security forces halted a mass funeral for the victims of the riot in Soweto.
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.
1999 - The United Nations announced that the residents of East Timor had overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia in a referendum held on August 30. In Dili, pro-Indonesian militias attacked independence supporters, burned buildings, blew up bridges and destroyed telecommunication facilities.

World News

CIA Trained Al-Qaeda Cell To Enter Syria
Steve Watson - The New York Times reports that a 50 man cell of “rebels” trained and armed by the CIA and US special forces is to sneak over the border from Jordan into Syria this week to begin fighting government forces there, a move that should prompt concern given that moderate rebel forces are now fully infiltrated by extremist al Qaeda linked terrorists.

VIDEO: Ban rejects any offensive against Syria without UN mandate
Press TV - “As I have repeatedly said, the Security Council has primary responsibility for international peace and security,” Ban Ki-moon told reports on Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York.

Is The United States Going To Go To War With Syria Over A Natural Gas Pipeline?
Economic Collapse - Why has the little nation of Qatar spent 3 billion dollars to support the rebels in Syria? Could it be because Qatar is the largest exporter of liquid natural gas in the world and Assad won't let them build a natural gas pipeline through Syria? Of course.

Israeli-American Scholar: Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack? - According to Yossef Bodansky, respected scholar and Senior Editor of GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, states, “There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters — which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the August 21, 2013, chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a pre-meditated provocation by the Syrian opposition.”

Spain youth unemployment reaches record 56.1%
The Guardian - The number of young Spaniards belonging to what has become known as the lost generation is up 2% since June to 883,000. Only Greece has a higher percentage of young people out of work, at 62.9%.

Biofuel project funded by UK ‘leaves Africans without food’
The Independent - Thousands of people in one of Africa’s poorest countries are going hungry because of a biofuels “land grab” by a firm that receives funding from the Department for International Development, a charity claims.

Putin warns against military action against Syria, bypassing UNSC
RT - Russia needs convincing proof, not rumors, from UN experts that chemical weapons were used in Syria, said the Russian president in an interview with First Channel and AP. It is up to the UN Security Council to decide on the next course of action, he said.

Two more Russian naval ships to join Mediterranean unit
Voice of Russia - The Nastoichivy destroyer of the Russian Baltic Fleet and the Smetlivy escort ship of the Black Sea Fleet will join the Russian naval unit in the Mediterranean within the next few days, said a Russian Navy Main Staff source.

Genocide: The Implications Of A Military Strike Hitting Chemical Weapons Storage Facilities There are four chemical weapons storage facilities in Syria according to The storage facilities run in the shape of a walking stick from Latakia in the north to Damascus in the south. Just 214 miles separates them. Latakia, on the coast is just 107 miles from Cyprus.

VIDEO: Egypt destroys Gaza tunnels, causes crisis
Press TV - Since the ouster of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, the Egyptian military has launched a campaign to destroy the tunnels, preventing the people in Gaza from accessing most of their basic goods like construction materials, food, and fuel.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Second Staff Report on U.S. Chemical and Biological Warfare-Related Dual-Use Exports to Iraq and The Possible Impact on the Health Consequences of the War - In October 1992, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, which has Senate oversight responsibility for the Export Administration Act (EAA), held an inquiry into the U.S. export policy to Iraq prior to the Persian Gulf War. During that hearing it was learned that U.N. inspectors identified many U.S.- manufactured items exported pursuant to licenses issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce that were used to further Iraq's chemical and nuclear weapons development and missile delivery system development programs. Read More...

Tool of Betrayal: John Kerry’s Dinner with Bashar
Kurt Nimmo - John Kerry apparently prefers to dine with characters he now disingenuously compares to Saddam and Hitler. In 2009, as a member of a peace delegation sent to Syria, then Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz, dined with the Assads at the Naranj restaurant in Damascus.

YouTube: HEATED: Rand Paul Storms John Kerry, Gets "Owned" at Syria Military Action Hearing - 9/3/2013
Rand Paul - John Kerry Tense Exchange at Syria Hearing...

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan forcibly shaved in prison - Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage, has been forcibly shaved, an Army spokesman said Tuesday. Hasan began growing a beard in the years after the November 2009 shooting, which left 13 dead and 30 wounded. The beard prompted delays to his court-martial because it violated Army grooming regulations. He was convicted of all charges last month at his court-martial at the Central Texas Army post and sentenced to death.

Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro found hanged in prison cell, official says - Kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found hanged in his jail cell just a month after being sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years for holding three women captive in his Cleveland home, a prison official said early Wednesday.

McCain playing poker on his iPhone
As the hearing continues, our ace photographer Melina Mara reports she spotted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “passing the time by playing poker on his iPhone during the hearing.” We eagerly await the photographic proof, but generally trust Melina’s sharp eye.

‘Impeach Obama’ Ad to Run in Washington Times
Adan Salazar - A coalition of black citizens united under the banner of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) are reportedly planning to run an ad in today’s edition of the Washington Times detailing why president Barack Obama should be impeached.

MSM Claims Military Revolt Against Obama a Hoax
Paul Joseph Watson - International Business Times website claims that the photos and tweets are the work of Syrian hackers “impersonating” US military personnel.

The top 9 real reasons to go to war in Syria
Activist Post - In no particular order: One: Give the appearance of unifying the country behind the President, who “did his job the right way,” by going to Congress for approval. This elevates Obama’s ratings and, by inference, suggests that his other programs should be accorded more merit. A wartime president always gains more support.

The HHS Data Hub, Does Private Information Exist in America? - It is called the Federal Data Hub. Massive amounts of information gathered on every American and shared between government agencies. Agencies ranging from the the IRS to the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. The best part there is no opting out.

DEA has more extensive domestic phone surveillance op than NSA
RT - For at least six years, US anti-drug agents have used subpoenas to routinely gain access to an enormous AT&T database. It’s an intrusion greater in scale and longevity than the NSA’s collection of phone calls, revealed by Edward Snowden’s leaks.

The Most Dangerous Domestic Spying Program is Common Core - Even the Department of Education, though, admits that privacy is a concern, and that that some of the data gathered may be “of a sensitive nature.” The information collected will be more than sensitive; much of it will also be completely unrelated to education.

‘What Is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’
The Blaze - Fourth-grade students in Illinois are learning that “government is like a nation’s family” because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education. So says a worksheet for social studies homework that was distributed to students at East Prairie School in Skokie, Ill, complete with a drawing of Uncle Same cradling a baby that represents the citizens.

Annie Dookhan, Chemist Accused Of Faking Test Results, Could Have Affected 40,000 Defendants: State
Huffington Post - - The state is still reeling a year after a scandal at a drug lab threw the legal system into turmoil: More than 330 prison inmates have been released from custody and at least 1,100 cases have been dismissed or not prosecuted because of tainted evidence and other fallout from the facility's closure.

Exclusive: High Level Source Confirms Secret US Nuclear Warhead Transfer to East Coast
A high level source inside the military has now confirmed to us that Dyess Air Force base is actively moving nuclear warheads to the East Coast of the United States in a secret transfer that has no paper trail.

Rand Paul Demands Obama Adhere to Congress on Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - Amidst signals that the White House could ignore Congress if lawmakers vote no on military intervention in Syria, Senator Rand Paul demanded that Obama adhere to such an outcome during an appearance on CNN last night.

Rush Limbaugh Suspects Obama Conspired With Al-Qaeda to Frame Bashar al-Assad
Julie Wilson - On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Rush Limbaugh show, the talk show host acknowledged reports from the Associated Press that the admitted intelligence on Syria’s chemical weapons attack was “no slam dunk.” He also announced he believes Obama may have been “complicit” in the attack and possibly helped plan it.

Germ war: The US record
Press TV - The United States has deployed its CBW arsenal against the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, Haitian boat people and Canada, plus exposure of hundreds of thousands of unwitting US citizens to an astonishing array of germ agents and toxic chemicals, killing dozens of people.

9 Things That Could Positively Influence the World if we Re-Directed Our Resources from War
Waking Times - The worldwide military expenditures for 2011 summed up to as much as $2,157,172,000,000 (yes, that’s over $2,15 trillion). The human mind cannot really grasp such a large amount of money, that’s why I will try to put it into perspective later on.


List of Worries In September Is About To Get Longer, JPMorgan Sees September 'Tsunami' of Volatile Data and Headlines - September is historically the worst month for stocks, but this year, the calendar is a minefield for markets. From the Federal Reserve’s mid-month meeting to German elections, Japanese tax changes, and U.S. budget debates, there’s been a long list of potential catalysts for pain.

YouTube: Take Your Money Out of the Bank!
Individual and public taxpayer money is not safe in the big banks. This video will show why and how the government plans to confiscate depositor money when (not if) the next crisis hits in order to prop up the big banks. The actual government documents outlining the confiscation plans will be highlighted. The plans for this confiscation of depositor funds have been developed, they have been approved, and they are awaiting the next crisis.

Housing Market

JPMorgan Agrees to $18.3 Million Mortgage Lawsuit Accord
Bloomberg - JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $18.3 million to settle claims that its Bear Stearns Cos. unit failed to disclose the actual interest rates on adjustable-rate mortgage documents.

Energy & Environment

Congresswoman: “100% Chance of a Severe Geo-Magnetic Event Capable of Crippling Our Electric Grid”
Activist Post - With the sun’s solar cycle in its peak stage this year and militaries around the world rapidly developing super electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) weapons, the threat of a catastrophic event that disables the U.S. power grid has never been greater.


FDA Sharing Patients’ Private Medical Records in Order to Harass Integrative Doctors
Alliance for Natural Health - According to our sources, professional medical boards are launching investigative actions against integrative physicians not because of patient complaints, but because of materials forwarded to them by the FDA before they are made public. These boards are treating the FDA documents as if they were formal complaints.

Blame Genetics? 'Flawed Genes' Cause Less than 1% of All Diseases
Natural Society - Many blame genes on their health problems, but less than 1% of all diseases are caused by flawed genes.

Top 15 compelling reasons to use cardamom often and generously
(NaturalNews) Native to India and Sri Lanka, cardamom belongs to the ginger family and contains a cornucopia of beneficial volatile oils, vitamins and minerals. Ayurvedic medicine has recognized the merits of the spice for over 5,000 years, prescribing it for everything from digestive disorders to infectious illness to depression.

Cucumbers - Good for the body and other things
(NaturalNews) The cucumber is a very diversified fruit; not only can it do great things for the inside of our bodies, but it is beneficial for the body's exterior as well. Apart from being a fruit that is great to eat, the cucumber has other awesome uses. Many of the benefits of cucumbers are not well know, but they are truly amazing.

Healed by wheatgrass: 74-year-old man with cancer told he would be 'dead in a matter of weeks' proves doctors wrong
(NaturalNews) When conventional doctors told 74-year-old Danny McDonald of Dunaff, Ireland, that he had stomach cancer so severe that it would likely kill him within three months, he decided to ignore their advice to undergo toxic chemotherapy treatments and instead embrace a nutritional approach to healing.

Five practical ways to add kale to your diet
(NaturalNews) The benefits of kale are multitudinous; it possesses antioxidant properties and beneficial phytochemicals and also serves as an anti-inflammatory agent. When consumed on a regular basis, kale is believed to have the capacity to help lower cholesterol level and even prevent cancer.

'Fruit of the gods' heals cancer, heart disease, diabetes and more
(NaturalNews) Persimmon has been classically used to lubricate the lungs, treat bronchitis and calm coughs. The fruit also eases constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, ulcers and hypertension.... Research in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that persimmon is more effective at healing heart disease than apples.

Omega-3 fatty acids shown to help prevent skin cancer lines
(NaturalNews) Despite the ridiculous pharmaceutical-sponsored reports that omega-3 fats and fish oils increase the incidence of certain cancers, including those of the breast and prostate, scientifically validated research studies continue to confirm that the long-chain fats, DHA and EPA, are essential in the prevention and even treatment of many cancer lines.

Prevalence of Lyme Disease in the US Is 10-Times Higher Than Previously Reported
Dr. Mercola - According to preliminary statistics, about 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed in the US each year—about 10 times higher than officially reported. While many still attribute Lyme transmission exclusively to ticks, the bacteria may also be spread by other insects, including mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, and mites.

Smokers or past smokers: Six ways to cleanse and revitalize your lungs
(NaturalNews) Even if one has never smoked, second hand cigarette smoke, industrial pollution, vehicular exhaust fumes and now chemtrails with downward drifting heavy metal nano-particles all contribute to some level of lung damage for almost everyone.

Science & Technology

Internet addiction now being treated in Pennsylvania hospital
NaturalNews) Definitely a first of its kind, a new Pennsylvania hospital is organizing an inpatient treatment program for people who suffer from severe Internet addiction. Opening September 9th, the 10 day rehab program will launch from the Behavioral Health Services at Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Attack on raw milk farmers continues in Pennsylvania: Department of Agriculture now filing false claims about contamination
(NaturalNews) Pennsylvania has traditionally respected the right of individuals to purchase fresh milk and of farmers to sell it. But things appear to be changing following the state's string of persecution against Amish raw milk farmer Daniel Allgyer, who was raided twice over the course of several years and ordered to stop distributing raw milk. And now it appears as though the state is moving on to its next victim, Your Family Farmer.


The Basics of Ham Radio
Activist Post - Today I continue the conversation with George Ure of Urban Survival as he shares his thoughts on the value of getting a ham radio license as well as an explanation of some ham radio basics for those of us that are just getting started with this mode of emergency communication.

Tuesday - September 3, 2013 - Today in History:
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.
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 - David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years to join with ABC.
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

Power Hour Chatter: Hacked Email Of US Intelligence Colonel Shows Pentagon Involved In Chemical Attack In Syria - From the article: “UPDATE: Well we are being asked by some of the media websites about the source that’s why we want to inform you that this news was also published in Telegraph and till now we also don’t have any info of hacker.”

Kerry Lies About Number of Syrian Chemical War Dead
Kurt Nimmo “The United States government now knows that at least 1,429 Syrians were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children,” Kerry said

France accuses Syria of 3 chemical attacks, Assad slams Western logic
RT - At least three chemical attacks were staged in Syria between April and August, a declassified French intelligence report claims, while President Bashar Assad said it was “illogical” for the government to launch a chemical weapons strike.

Russia sharply steps up criticism of U.S. over Syria
Washington Post - Russia dramatically escalated its denunciations of American threats to attack Syrian military targets on Saturday, as President Vladimir Putin called the arguments about chemical weapons that underlie the U.S. case “utter nonsense.”

Russia Has Equipped Syria With Their Most Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles
Economic Collapse - Russia has sold Syria highly advanced rocket launchers, anti-aircraft missiles and anti-ship missiles. In fact, the P-800 Yakhont anti-ship missiles that Russia has equipped Syria with are the most advanced anti-ship missiles that Russia has. When the United States strikes Syria, they might be quite surprised at how hard Syria can hit back.

China ‘Seriously Concerned’ Over Unilateral Military Action Against Syria
Xinhua - Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday that China was seriously concerned about any unilateral military action against Syria. At a regular press briefing, Hong said, "China is firmly opposed to the use of chemical weapons by any party in Syria and expresses serious concern about preparations by relevant countries for unilateral military action."

Syrian army moves Scud missiles to avoid strike
Reuters - President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have removed several Scud missiles and dozens of launchers from a base north of Damascus, possibly to protect the weapons from a Western attack, opposition sources said on Thursday.

Obama’s Syria Attack: The Health of the Military Industrial Complex
Kurt Nimmo - Bombing Syria — or any other country — is about business: the prospect of bombs over Damascus is about profits for the military-industrial complex.

Politicians enraged that Britain gave export licenses to sell Syria 'nerve gas chemicals'
RT - MPs demanded an explanation from government ministers Monday after finding out that the UK granted licenses to export chemicals to Syria that could have been used to produce nerve gas. The licenses were granted on the eve of the Syrian civil war.

U.S. Had Intel on Chemical Strike Before It Was Launched - American intelligence agencies had indications three days beforehand that the Syrian regime was poised to launch a lethal chemical attack that killed more than a thousand people and has set the stage for a possible U.S. military strike on Syria. The disclosure -- part of a larger U.S. intelligence briefing on Syria's chemical attacks -- raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions for the American government.

VIDEO: US asks for more troops in Philippines
Press TV - The request for increased military presence is part of President Barack Obama‘s strategic “pivot” to Asia, a policy that calls for a stronger US military alliances and more troop presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Snowden: US-Brazil tensions rise after new NSA spy report
AP - The Brazilian government condemned a U.S. spy program that reportedly targeted the nation's leader, labeled it an "unacceptable invasion" of sovereignty and called Monday for international regulations to protect citizens and governments alike from cyber espionage.

The Power of Corporate Money: Syngenta & Bayer Sue the EU
Gaia Health - Now, the EU itself, one of the greatest powers on earth, is threatened with a lawsuit by Syngenta and Bayer simply for trying to protect honeybees and our ability to produce food. Because of its constitution granting personhood to corporations, there is no way for the EU to stop the suit from going forward.

Scientist warns magma chamber under Japan's Sakurajima volcano is 90% full: a large lava eruption could be imminent
The Extinction Protocol - Volcanologist Masato Iguchi said, “The magma level deep within the volcano is back to about 90 per cent of what it was before the 1914 eruption so we do have to worry about a big eruption in the long-term.”

Fukushima: Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over
Natural Blaze - It now appears that anywhere from 300 to possibly over 450 tons of contaminated water that contains radioactive iodine, cesium, and strontium-89 and 90, is flooding into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi site everyday. To give you an idea of how bad that actually is, Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945.

VIDEO: Human shield formed to protect Syria from military action
Press TV - Syrians from all walks of life have joined a human shield campaign to help protect the country from potential foreign military action. A group of people, including artists and athletes, participated in the campaign dubbed “Over our Dead Bodies” on Monday. The organizers of the campaign said that they have received calls from all over the world asking for permission to join the movement.

Israel claims joint US missile launch in Mediterranean for 'target practice'
RT - Russia’s early warning radars detected the launch of two ballistic rockets in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry stated. Israel later claimed responsibility for firing the target test rockets.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama’s call to arms on Syria is met with skepticism at Capitol
The Hill - President Obama’s call for military action in Syria encountered broad skepticism on Sunday as lawmakers gathered at the Capitol for a classified briefing with administration officials. Members emerged from the meeting expressing deep doubts about an assault on Syria, putting into sharp relief the challenge facing Obama as he seeks passage of a resolution authorizing the strikes.

Rand Paul: 50/50 chance House will vote down strike on Syria
Activist Post - I think the Senate will rubber stamp what he (President Obama) wants but I think the House will be much closer vote, and there are a lot of question we have to ask. I think its pretty apparent there was a chemical attack but we now have to ask are we going to go after chemical weapons with our bombing.

VIDEO: MSNBC Pundits Get SMACKED DOWN By A Real Journalist
Liberty Crier - MSNBC pundits do gymnastics trying to justify a strike on Syria and get smacked down by [Hillary Mann Leverett] a former White House staffer and journalist.

GOP CONGRESSMAN: Military Members Keep Telling Me To Vote No On Syria
Business Insider - After President Obama delivered a speech in the Rose Garden where he said the United States "should" strike Syria following a deadly chemical weapons attack, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) took to Twitter to dispute that claim with comments from those who would likely carry out that order. * Related: Military Members Speak Out Against Syrian War...

Military Revolt Against Obama’s Attack on Syria
Paul Joseph Watson - The backlash began to spread on social media yesterday with numerous members of the military posting photos of themselves holding up signs stating that they would refuse to fight on the same side as Al-Qaeda in Syria. The photos went viral, with one post alone generating over 16,000 shares on Facebook.

F.B.I. Sharpens Scrutiny of Syrians in U.S.
NY Times - The F.B.I. has increased its surveillance of Syrians inside the United States in response to concerns that a military strike against the government of President Bashar al-Assad could lead to terrorist attacks here or against American allies and interests abroad, according to current and former senior United States officials.

NASA Orders Assault Rifles – Are the Aliens About To Invade?
Activist Post - Clearly, the question regarding aliens is merely a tongue-in-cheek reference to science fiction, but the cold, hard fact is that NASA made the request on the Federal Business Online website for five AR-15 rifles. The AR stands for Armalite Rifles, not assault rifles, but in the atmosphere of gun control hype – facts are frequently ignored by the media.

New Study Finds That State Crime Labs Are Paid Per Conviction
Huffington Post - In a new paper for the journal Criminal Justice Ethics, Roger Koppl and Meghan Sacks look at how the criminal justice system actually incentivizes wrongful convictions. In their section on state crime labs, they discover some astonishing new information about how many of these labs are funded.

Obama’s new executive order will kill the 110-year-old Civilian Marksmanship Program
The Daily Caller - In a Fact Sheet published on today referencing the upcoming executive order the ban on importing military weapons is designed to “keep military-grade firearms off our streets.” Exceptions for import may be allowed for museums.

VIDEO: Citing Obamacare, 40,000 Longshoremen Quit the AFL-CIO
Breitbart - In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation's largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation.

Tennessee Rolls Out “No Refusal” Blood-Draw DUI Checkpoints for Labor Day
Activist Post - This Labor Day weekend, at least a dozen counties in Tennessee will be launching the “no refusal” checkpoints, according to The state has been rolling out the checkpoints en masse on holiday weekends, getting the public acclimated to the idea of mandatory blood draws in the land of the free.

Actual female zombie attacks McDonald's drive-thru window, unleashes living dead rampage for Chicken McNuggets
(NaturalNews) I've long warned Natural News readers about the coming wave of real-life zombies who will maraud through the cities, smashing windows, stealing fast food and threatening to eat the faces of whatever unlucky human victims are still around. I never thought this exact scenario would be caught on video at an actual McDonald's restaurant.

Election News

Judge Napolitano Presidential Draft Effort Picks Up Steam -- On Wednesday, the Virginia-based Committee to Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano for President announced it had gathered almost 100,000 signatures urging him to run for president in 2016 and had garnered more than 36,000 likes on Facebook.

South Carolina Tea Partiers Draft Resolution to Replace Lindsey Graham
Breitbart | Argues Senator’s activities are a violation of the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party platform.


Labor Day: 90 Million Americans Without Jobs; 36% Of the Population
This weekend President Obama delivered his weekly radio address commemorating the Labor Day weekend: "Over the past four and a half years, we’ve fought our way back from the worst recession of our lifetimes. And thanks to the grit and resilience of the American people, we’ve begun to lay a foundation for stronger, more durable economic growth."

Poverty consumes so much mental energy it's like a drop in IQ - People preoccupied with making ends meet had a drop in brain function similar to a 13-point dip in IQ or the loss of a night's sleep, researchers in Canada say.

Move Over, Obamacare. Here Comes Obamaschool - This is exactly how Mussolini ran Italy and Roosevelt tried to run the U.S. with the National Recovery Act. The results of dismantling a consumer-driven market economy will be no better now than they were then.

Veteran News

Child Taken Because Dad Read Gun Magazine
Gigi Erneta - Think twice about reading gun magazines in New York; Big Brother is watching and if you are a veteran, Veterans Affairs doctors are purposely seeking you out to take your guns away, as noted in a recent interview with an unnamed VA psychiatrist in NY.... The doctors reportedly get a bonus of $3,000 per veteran that gives up their guns voluntarily or involuntarily.

Suicide Rate for Veterans Double Rate for Civilians
AllGov - The annual suicide rate for veterans is about 30 for every 100,000 people, while the rate among non-military is about 14 per 100,000, according to News21.

Energy & Environment

YouTube: String of WARNINGS - EMP and Grid Shutdown in 2013
Comet Ison Solar Flare emp electric grid down janet Napolitano warns of unprecedented event.


24 Apple Cider Vinegar Cures - An Incredible Natural Medicine
Natural Society - Apple cider vinegar is truly amazing. Here are 24 apple cider vinegar cures for various issues.

Chlorella: Superfood with Incredible Detoxing Capabilities
Natural Society - Chlorella seems to be an undervalued superfood, offering a lot of nutrition in very small servings. But chlorella offers even more than high nutritional value per gram. It is a powerful detoxification source.

Ginger: Truly Among the Great Medicines of the World
Natural Society - An amazing beneficial herb, ginger root is not only good for cooking, it has been used for centuries as a powerful medicinal spice. Here are some benefits.

Goodness of Organic Food Supplements
Natural Blaze - Organic foods are richer in vitamin contents and other nutrients. They have fewer residues of the pesticides. If you wish to make most out of the organic food, you can depend on the concentrated form of the organic foods found in their supplements.

Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine Finally Linked to Autism in Multiple Court Cases
Natural Society - A court has finally admitted that the scientific evidence is sufficient enough to prove that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine could cause autism in children.

New Low For The CDC As They Market A Malevolent Mini Soap Opera To Strike Fear In Pregnant Women Who Refuse The Flu Shot
Prevent Disease - A new marketing campaign has been released by the CDC which marks a new low in fear mongering for the influenza vaccine. A Spanish language mini soap opera is claimed to be based on a true story of a Hispanic couple expecting their second child. "The story of Jorge and Monica is a tragic reminder of the importance of annual flu vaccination for pregnant women and their family." states the CDC.

Harmful if swallowed - The dangers of food irradiation
(NaturalNews) Radiation is a carcinogen, mutagen and teratogen," Dr. Geraldine Dettman, a Brown University safety officer, points out. "At doses of 100,000 rads on fruits and vegetables, the cells of the fruits and vegetables will be killed, and most insect larvae will be destroyed, but fungi, bacteria and viruses growing on the fruit and vegetables will not be killed . . . They will be mutated, possibly leading to more virulent contaminants."

Seven easy ways to cancer-proof your home and life
(NaturalNews) The fact is 80,000 to 85,000 synthetic chemicals have been registered since WWII, and they have become part of our environment and day to day product use. Yet, only around 200 of them had been safety tested before being released.

Science & Technology

Test 'reveals Facebook, Twitter and Google snoop on emails': Study of net giants spurs new privacy concerns
Daily Mail - Study set out to test confidentiality of 50 of the biggest Internet companies. Researchers sent unique web address in private messages through firms. They found six of the companies opened the link from the message.

New Internet Privacy Guide Highlights Latest Tools to Block NSA Spying
Activist Post - A new ebook released this week, Online Privacy Made Easy, provides the latest tools, tips, and tactics for evading digital surveillance by the National Security Agency.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Can Radio Waves Completely Transform Agriculture?
Activist Post - Extensively tested in Ireland and several other countries, the inexpensive water treatment technology is now being rolled out across the world. The technology makes GM obsolete and also addresses the whole global warming fear that there is too much carbon dioxide in the air, by simply converting excess CO2 into edible plant mass.

$300 underground greenhouse grows produce year-round, even in severe climates
(NaturalNews) Known as a pit or underground greenhouse, the Walipini utilizes the advantages of passive solar heating along with earth sheltering properties. The structure makes use of thermal mass energy, creating a highly efficient and cost effective method for heating the interior. Regardless of where you live, produce can be grown year round with the Walipini.

Pet News

Recall: Purina One Beyond Dog Food Contaminated With Salmonella
Susan Thixton - St. Louis, Missouri, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States.

Humor & Satire

YouTube: 2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally; See What Happens Next
What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally? Watch what happens. An excerpt from the TED Talk: "Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals." Watch the whole talk here.




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