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Tuesday - September 30, 2014 - 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.
1846 - Dr. William Morton performed a painless tooth extraction after administering ether to a patient.
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.
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.
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.
2004 - Merck & Co. pulled Vioxx, its heavily promoted arthritis drug, from the market after a study found it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

World News

Syrian Ambassador: Bashar Assad Backs International Strikes Against IS Militants
RIA Novosti - Syrian President Bashar Assad has publicly announced his country’s position on its readiness to work with any international efforts within the UN to eradicate Islamic State (IS) militants operating in the region and supports airstrikes against them, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told RIA Novosti in an interview Tuesday.

U.S. Bombs 41 $250,000 Humvees Captured by ISIS
New American - During the past six weeks U.S. combat jets have bombed and eliminated 41 Humvees originally given to the Iraqi military, but afterwards captured by ISIS forces.

Fifth RAF Iraq mission ends with 'no reports' of bombing
BBC - RAF Tornados have been flying reconnaissance missions over Iraq for the past six weeks, but the five sorties in recent days have been the first flights since they were authorized to launch air strikes.

David Cameron Says Non-Violent Conspiracy Theorists Are Just As Dangerous As ISIS
Activist Post - David Cameron told the U.N. that "non-violent extremism" is just as dangerous as terrorism and must be eradicated using all means at the government's disposal. He references 9/11 and 7/7 Truthers as examples of the type of extremism that must be dealt in a similar fashion to ISIS.

New US Marine Corps Crisis Unit To Be Based in Kuwait - The US Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises in the region, according to Corps officials.

Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014, officials say
Fox News - A senior Defense Department official confirmed to Fox News that the new president will sign the Bilateral Security Agreement allowing for 9,800 U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014. The president also is expected to sign a NATO Status of Forces Agreement, which will allow a small NATO force to stay on as well.

Win battle, lose the war: Photo-wielding Netanyahu puts Iran over ISIS, slams Hamas
RT - Bigger than the Islamic State threat – Iran and its nuclear program yet again haunted Benjamin Netanyahu’s address at the UN General Assembly. The Israeli PM also has photo-proof with him of Hamas using Palestinian civilians as human shields.

Venezuela's "21st Century Socialism": Food Lines For The People, New Cars For The Military
Zero Hedge - 100s of brand new (admittedly Chinese) cars await new owners following the Defense Minister's pledge to purchase 20,000 autos for the armed forces. Simply put, in order to maintain the appearance of utopia, Maduro ensures military personnel don't have to contend with the economic chaos in the rest of the country.

Ebola patients flood into new medical tents faster than U.S. military can build them
(NaturalNews) Reports in recent days have noted that the U.S. ground force that President Obama ordered into Ebola-infected West Africa has been making slow progress, but a more accurate description of their heroic efforts would be no progress.

US, coalition fighter jets bomb grain silos killing civilians in Syria says watchdog group
RT - US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization monitoring war in Syria.

Turkey deploys 35 tanks in border town near Syria
StratRisks - Turkey’s military on Monday deployed 35 tanks in a border town near Syria after mortar shells landed on Turkish territory, injuring three people, media reported.

Frigid fighting: Russian Arctic war games top off new base voyage
RT - The Russian Northern Fleet convoy, which delivered troops and hardware to a rebuilt base in the Arctic, conducted fire drills before going home to test its resilience in the hostile frosty environment.

China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong protests
Press TV - China has warned against any foreign meddling in the recent protests in Hong Kong, saying the ongoing pro-democracy rallies in the city are “illegal”.

Pro-Beijing Media Accuses Hong Kong Student Leader of U.S. Government Ties
WSJ - The face of Hong Kong’s student democracy movement came under furious attack by a pro-Beijing newspaper today, upping the ante in the fight over the former British colony’s political future.

Spanish court blocks Catalonia vote
Press TV - Spain’s constitutional court has decided to suspend Catalonia’s referendum on independence following a request from the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama: We can’t stabilize Syria under Assad
Tom Sullivan - As a US-led coalition continues to strike ISIL strongholds inside Syria, President Barack Obama says “we are not going to stabilize” the country under President Bashar al-Assad. In an interview aired Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes” program, Obama acknowledged the contradictory nature of his Syria strategy.

Nearly $1bn already spent on US military campaign against ISIS
RT - The US-led military operation against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants has likely so far cost between $780 and $930 million, according to an estimate by Washington-based think tank specializing in defense issues.

Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings
Breitbart - A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

No, America Isn't Communist; It's Only 70% Communist
Zero Hedge - Within his 1848 Communist Manifesto, Marx outlined a list of ten short-term demands. These, he thought, would be the precursor to the ideal stateless, classless communist society. Ironically in today’s world, Marx’s demands look pretty much mainstream. That is because nearly every single item on the list has been implemented to varying degrees in the United States. Think that couldn’t be possible in the Land of the Free? Just take a look.

Propaganda War Gets Boost from Second Oklahoma Man Arrested for Threatening ISIS Beheadings
Kurt Nimmo - On Sunday the ISIS beheaders in our midst meme gained further traction when a Tulsa news talk radio station reported that Jacob Murithi, an Oklahoma City nursing home employee recently fired, had threatened to cut off coworker’s head.

Americans Resigned to Ground Troops in ISIS War
Kurt Nimmo - A corporate poll reveals more than seven in ten Americans believe the U.S. will send ground troops to Iraq and Syria.

Dr. Stanley Monteith, Host of Radio Liberty, Passes Away at 85
Prison - Dr. Stanley Monteith, the nationally syndicated radio host and author who spent nearly 50 years exposing the globalist agenda, paving the way for many patriots to do the same, passed away this morning at the age of 85.

Ferguson Demands High Fees To Turn Over City Files
(AP) - Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Seattle Police Can’t Agree On How To Interpret New Use-Of-Force Policy - Seattle police officers are not using enough force. That’s according to an internal email sent last week. The email, obtained by KUOW, says that hesitancy to use force could pose risks to officers and the public.

US Court Says it’s Okay for Police Departments to Refuse to Hire Someone who is Too Smart
The Daily Sheeple - Ever wonder why cops yell “quit resisting” as they beat a person who’s not resisting? Or why they shoot people who pose no threat? Maybe the answer is right in front of us.

Cops sued for breaking into home, arresting woman for recording their actions (VIDEO)
RT - A Pennsylvania couple is suing three Collingdale police officers for entering their home without permission in an effort to confiscate a cell phone legally used to record the officers during a February confrontation in front of their home.

Police Urge Residents to Outfit Homes With Police-run Surveillance Cameras
Adan Salazar - For $10 a month, residents of New Orleans suburb can hook home cameras up to law enforcement surveillance grid. Police in Louisiana are urging residents to add surveillance camera security systems to their homes and then to hand over control of those systems to law enforcement, an effort they claim will help make neighborhoods safer.

Students suspended for possession of 'Breaking Bad' meth candy - Gabriel Valdez, 10, and Christian Valdez, 9, were suspended two-and-a-half days for bringing rock crystals marketed as “Breaking Bad” candy. The candy is meant to resemble the fictional blue meth on the popular show filmed in Albuquerque.

Economy & Business

The U.S. Government Is Borrowing About 8 Trillion Dollars A Year
Economic Collapse - The U.S. government is borrowing about 8 trillion dollars a year, and you are about to see the hard numbers that prove this.

Shocking Charts: Is This “Banker’s Tell” Predicting a Market Crash In The Near Future?
Mac Slavo - Trend analyst and stock trader Greg Mannarino of Trader’s Choice may have just spotted such a signal. He calls it a possible “banker’s tell” that may be giving us advance warning of a coming market event that could lead to the crash many observers expect is inevitable.

The Completely Insane Cost of Federal Regulations: $2 TRILLION
Activist Post - The New American has released a new video breaking down The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s annual “Ten Thousand Commandments” report which has concluded that federal regulations cost the economy $1.863 trillion in fiscal year 2013 alone!

Feds: Butterfly Labs mined bitcoins on customers’ boxes before shipping
Ars Technica - The FTC believes the three named members of the company’s board of directors—Jody Drake (aka Darla Drake), Nasser Ghoseiri, and Sonny Vleisides—spent millions of dollars of corporate revenue on non-corporate expenses like saunas and guns, while leaving many customer orders either wholly unfulfilled or significantly delayed.

Energy & Environment

Even Treated Fracking Wastewater Still Radioactive, Too Toxic - One of the biggest concerns about fracking: the vast amount of wastewater produced by the process of extracting oil and gas from shale rock deep underground is incredibly toxic.

Science & Technology

Spyware phone app CEO indicted for conspiracy
RT - The head of a company that sells a spyware application for smartphones has been indicted and arrested for conspiracy and other charges related to surreptitious interception. It is the first time the US Department of Justice has targeted spyware apps.

$200,000 robot scans terrain, locates humans and shoots them from up to 2 miles away with full automation
(NaturalNews) A subsidiary of the Samsung Group is developing what is essentially a robot sentry called the "SGR-A1." As reported by UberGizmo, "this particular robot will carry a fair amount of weapons that ought to make you think twice about crossing the borders of South Korea illegally -- as it has been tested out at the demilitarized zone along the border... with its neighbor, North Korea."

Using new Corvette’s valet-recording tech could be a felony in some states
Ars Technica - Over the past few months, General Motors and its Chevrolet dealerships have been selling the 2015 Corvette with an interesting feature called Valet Mode. Valet Mode records audio, video, and driving statistics of the person in the driver's seat when the driver isn't around... Trouble is that in a handful of states, using Valet Mode might be considered a felony.

AT&T’s congestion magically disappears when it’s signing up new customers
Ars Technica - AT&T yesterday began offering “double the data for the same price” to new customers and existing customers who sign new contracts, apparently forgetting that its network is so congested that speeds must be throttled when people use too much data.

California cops don’t need warrants to surveil with drones
Ars Technica - California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have required the police to obtain search warrants to surveil the public with unmanned drones.

World's First Wearable Drone Takes Flight
Activist Post - A new invention seeks to merge drones with the booming trend of any sort of wearable tech or "augmented reality." That's right, why not a wearable drone? [...] it doesn't take much imagination to see how this could become just one more tool in the military arsenal, not to mention the militarized police on U.S. soil.

Privacy Nightmare: When Baby Monitors Go Bad
Katherine Albrecht & Liz McIntyre - A secure crib and a baby monitor are on the the “must-have” safety checklist for many new parents. But when you tuck Junior in for the night, you never imagine waking to a scene straight out of The Twilight Zone: a foul-mouthed baby camera with a life of its own.


EBOLA ALERT: U.S. Patient Zero Suspected In Dallas: Travel History and Symptoms Suggest Infection
Mac Slavo - Multiple news sources are reporting that an individual showing symptoms of the Ebola virus has been admitted to a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The patient, whose travel history suggests he or she may have been exposed to the virus, has been isolated and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas says it is following testing and quarantine procedures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control.

Learning the symptoms of Ebola and how to avoid it could save your life
(NaturalNews) Because the disease appears to spread so aggressively and can kill patients so quickly, health officials emphasize that early detection is essential.

Lesser Known Turmeric Compound Regenerates Brain Stem Cells
Activist Post - It turns out, a lesser-known bioactive turmeric compound promotes stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain, according to new research recently published in the open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Results suggest aromatic turmerone could be a potential for treating neurological disorders, such as stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

Magnesium crucial to prevent congestive heart failure
(NaturalNews) Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) sounds so darn final. Nobody wants to fail and nobody wants their heart to fail. Merely using that terminology will dis-heart-en a person and steal their hopes for health and healing.

As The World Focuses On Ebola, Another Virus of Great Concern Is Sneaking Into The U.S. And May Mutate - It is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes... The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common. Interestingly, dengue leads back to CIA & army experiments and the WHO has stated that some 2.5 billion people, two fifths of the world's population, are now at risk from dengue.

Millions of Children Infected with 'Vaccine Safety Experts' Rotateq Vaccine: Dr. Paul Offit
Green Med Info - Dr. Paul Offit is a pediatrician who co-invented a rotavirus vaccine (trade name Rotateq), who once stated in interview that a child can be administered 100,000 vaccines safely at once (later revised to 10,000).

Huge Plunge in Kindergartener’s Vaccination Rates: Officials Stumped
Natural Society - Worried about potential dangers of vaccines, Californian parents are refusing to immunize their kindergarten-aged children. Officials are stumped.

6 Toxic Products To Eliminate From Your Home
Natural Blaze - Did you know that the air inside your home is often more toxic than the air outside? In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, our indoor air environment is two to six times more polluted than the outdoor air environment.

10 Food Ingredients You Should Never Eat Again
Natural Blaze - Ninety percent of the products we see on grocery store shelves today are loaded with processed and nutrition-less ingredients. The hard truth is that these ingredients are killing us one bite at a time. They are addictive and cunningly sleuth, usually masked by an array of creative but misleading advertising schemes.

Fluoridated Water Can Calcify Arteries, Study Finds
Green Med Info - Fluoride is put in your drinking water 'for your teeth' without your consent, but did you know that it could also be calcifying your arteries?

This Organic Oil Could Reduce DNA Damage from Eating GMOs
Natural Society - Researchers say that organic extra virgin olive oil may just be able to reduce the DNA damage caused by eating genetically modified foods.

Monday - September 29, 2014 - Today in History:

1789 - A regular army was established by the U.S. War Department with several hundred men.
1930 - Lowell Thomas made his debut on CBS Radio. He was in the radio business for the next 46 years.
1943 - U.S. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marchal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the British ship Nelson.
1951 - The first network football game was televised by CBS-TV in color. The game was University of California and the University of Pennsylvania.
1962 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy nationalized the Mississippi National guard in response to city officials defying federal court orders. The orders had been to enroll James Meredith at the University of Mississippi.
1967 - The International Monetary Fund reformed monetary systems around the world.
1983 - The War Powers Act was used for the first time by the U.S. Congress when they authorized President Reagan to keep U.S. Marines in Lebanon for 18 more months.
1984 - Irish officials announced that they had intercepted the Marita Anne carrying seven tons of U.S.-purchased weapons. The weapons were intended for the Irish Republican Army.
1988 - The space shuttle Discovery took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It was the first manned space flight since the Challenger disaster.
1990 - "Millie's Book" by First Lady Barbara Bush was the best-selling non-fiction book in the U.S.
1993 - Bosnia's parliament voted overwhelmingly to reject an international peace plan unless Bosnian Serbs returned land that had been taken by force.
1994 - The U.S. House voted to end the practice of lobbyist buying meals and entertainment for members of Congress.
2010 - In China, Canton Tower became operational.

World News

ISIS+ Al-Nusra Front? Islamists reportedly join forces, new threat against West issued
RT - Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front has issued a new threatening audio message featuring its leader warning the West “will pay the heaviest price” for its actions. The Syrian group is reportedly now joining up with the estranged Islamic State militants.

Isis ‘just one mile from Baghdad’ as al-Qaeda fighters join forces against Syria air strikes
London Independent - Isis fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria. According to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Isis was approaching the Iraqi capital on Monday morning.

Bilderberger Kissinger Wants World Army To Fight Terrorists
Steve Watson - Henry Kissinger, Bilderberg kingpin and architect of overthrowing democratically elected governments, is keen to establish a global mercenary army to fight terrorists, according to Fox News big mouth Bill O’Reilly, who has heartily endorsed such a notion on recent programming.

Teargas and pepper spray as thousands-strong Hong Kong protest turns violent
RT - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have besieged the Hong Kong government headquarters in a protest against Beijing’s decision to restrict a democratic election in the city.... This recent violence is seen in Hong Kong as the most serious civil disobedience action since 1997, when the area joined China under agreement to have "one country, two systems".

Stocks Slide On Hong Kong Protests, Catalan Independence Fears
Zero Hedge - Friday's ridiculous no volume ramp in the last two hours of trading, got hit by a double whammy of first Catalan independence fears rising up again after Catalan President Mas signed a decree committing Catalonia to a referendum bid on November 9th, leading to a move wider in Spanish bond yields, and second the sharpest surge in Hong Kong violence in decades,

82% of Ebola patients are being turned away from hospitals to die at home, spreading infections to family members
(NaturalNews) A lack of available hospital beds in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries at the epicenter of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, is leaving many families with nowhere to take their sick and dying.

Government cover-up of Malaysian flight MH370 criticized by missing passenger's girlfriend despite death threats and home invasions
(NaturalNews) The girlfriend of an American passenger aboard missing Malaysian Flight MH370 has accused authorities of covering up what happened to the aircraft, some six months after it disappeared from radar screens.

Data proves Fukushima has exceeded Chernobyl in radiation release
(NaturalNews) The cumulative amount of radiation released from Fukushima already exceeds that of the infamous 1986 Chernobyl disaster, says a new study published in the journal Nature -- and the damage, of course, is still ongoing.

Japan volcano: Mt Ontake rescue teams find 31 bodies
BBC - The bodies of 31 hikers have been found near the top of Japan's Mount Ontake a day after a sudden volcanic eruption.... The volcano, about 200km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted without warning on Saturday, spewing ash and rocks.
* Related: Eruption or not, nuclear restart in Japan to go ahead on schedule

Yemeni Rebels Attack U.S. Embassy
NY Times - A splinter group of Al Qaeda said that it fired a rocket that landed near the United States Embassy in Sana on Saturday, wounding several guards, to retaliate for what it said was an American drone strike in a northern province of Yemenon Friday.

Now Taliban try to seize ISIS crown for brutality as they launch massive offensive and behead civilians
UK Daily Mail - Taliban fighters have beheaded 15 civilians in battles for control of a key district near Kabul in a chilling echo of the brutality meted out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Nearly 600 U.S. soldiers with tanks to arrive in Poland, Baltics
(Reuters) - Nearly 600 U.S. soldiers accompanied by tanks and other vehicles will arrive in Poland and the Baltic states at the weekend for military exercises, the Polish defence ministry said on Friday.

Libya 2.0? US Says 'No-Fly Zone' Over Syria A Possibility
Brandon Turbeville - in what is more proof that the NATO operation against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is merely Libya 2.0, the Obama administration is now stating that it is open to the possibility of establishing a “no-fly zone” over Syria.

US AFRICOM to establish its own Air Command
defenceWeb - Come the start of October US Air Forces Africa will be activated and given the designation of the 17th Air Force. This announcement was made at Ramstein Air Base in Germany by General William Ward, Commander of US Africa Command (Africom).

China to undercut US arms dealers - “The Chinese systems are simply cheaper, they are reliable, and they are tailored to the conditions of developing countries,” said Anthony Cordesman, a national security analyst at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. “As the systems get more sophisticated, they will undercut Europe and the U.S. and compete with Russia.”

Russia Discovers Massive Arctic Oil Field Which May Be Larger Than Gulf Of Mexico
Zero Hedge - OAO Rosneft announced it has discovered what may be a treasure trove of black oil, one which could boost Russia's coffers by hundreds of billions if not more, when a vast pool of crude was discovered in the Kara Sea region of the Arctic Ocean, showing the region has the potential to become one of the world’s most important crude-producing areas, arguably bigger than the Gulf Of Mexico.

Africa is the Proverbial Pot of Gold for Biotech Agribusiness
Natural Society - The African Center for Biosafety has published a telling report on just how lucrative African countries are for Big Ag and chemical companies alike and their chemical, GMO technologies.

Over 700 new Ebola cases confirmed in one week as outbreak explodes
(NaturalNews) Reports indicate that there are now more than 5,800 documented cases of Ebola, along with 2,800 confirmed deaths, in what is being widely proclaimed as the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
* Related: Ebola drug supplies wiped out worldwide

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Ron Paul: Obama Has Started ‘Immoral and Illegal’ War in Iraq and Syria - Obama’s new wars in Iraq and Syria are totally immoral as well as illegal under US and international law, Ron Paul told RT’s Abby Martin yesterday. The idea that US force will solve the problem is also mistaken, he said. “US action will increase the violence,” rather than reduce it, he added.

VIDEO: David Cameron: Questioning Government Policy Is Terrorism
Prison - Met Police warn people that viewing extremist material in wake of Islamic State’s killing of journalist may be a terror offence but experts say prosecutions are unlikely.

Is Big Sis in the running for Attorney General spot? - Eric Holder’s resignation as Attorney General last week has led to widespread speculation about who the Obama Administration will pick as a replacement. There are rumors that former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is on the administration’s list of top contenders.

Pentagon ready to train up to 15,000 Syrian rebels
RT - Pentagon officials provided an update on Friday concerning the campaign being waged against militants from the so-called Islamic State and said the operation remains a ways from being over.

Washington think tank hires ‘Call of Duty’ creator to advise Pentagon on future threats to US
RT - You would think war-themed video games copy real life, and not the other way around. Not this time. A Washington think tank has hired the maker of the acclaimed “Call of Duty” game to envision the kind of future wars the US could be fighting.

Alleged OK City Beheader Linked to Pentagon Diner al-Awlaki
Kurt Nimmo - Alton Nolan, the man accused of beheading a coworker in Oklahoma City, attended a mosque run by an iman tied to Anwar al-Awlaki, the al-Qaeda operative who dined at the Pentagon a few months after the 9/11 attacks.

Presence of Armed Citizen Prevented More Death Says Oklahoma County Sheriff
Truth Revolt - On Friday, police reported that two women were brutally attacked in Oklahoma City on Thursday at their workplace. One of those women died, her head severed from her body in the gruesome assault. The other woman survived, her attacker having been stopped by a citizen carrying a concealed handgun.

Police officer shot in Ferguson, two suspects at large
RT - A police officer has been wounded with a gun shot in the US city of Ferguson, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb still gripped by public outrage over the killing of an unarmed teenager by a cop last month. The police have cordoned off the crime scene.

Three 9/11 first responders died of cancer on the same day
RT - Less than two weeks after the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, three New York firefighters who worked at Ground Zero died of cancer, all on the same day, the Fire Department of New York said.

Economy & Business

US senators demand probe into leaked Goldman Sachs tapes
RT - Congress must hold “oversight hearings on the disturbing issues” raised by the secretly recorded conversations between the Fed and Goldman officials, Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass, D) said on Friday. Portions of recordings from 2011 and 2012 were recently made public, apparently showing unwillingness by some Fed supervisors to both demand information from Goldman Sachs and criticize its conflict-of-interest policy.

Largest Public Pensions Face $2 Trillion Hole, Moody’s Says
Bloomberg - The 25 largest U.S. public pensions face about $2 trillion in unfunded liabilities, showing that investment returns can’t keep up with ballooning obligations, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Veteran News

Navy Veteran Sets Fire to Chicago Air Traffic Control Facility
EPJ - A former Navy man, early this morning, cut radar feeds and set them on fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center. The action brought two of the nation's busiest airports, O'Hare and Midway airports, to a halt.

Energy & Environment

French President Hollande Says ‘ISIS Terror Caused by Global Warming"!
21st Century Wire - At the UN in New York, Hollande insistently claimed, even passionately claimed that global warming has driven millions of persons from their previously stable lives, making them more receptive to Islamic, or Crony Islamic terrorism. Hollande traced a direct link between global warming (now called “climate change”) and terrorism. Amazing.

Science & Technology

Three-dimensional, continuously multidirectional cloaking device developed
Gizmag - Two scientists at the University of Rochester have taken invisibility cloaking back to basics. Their novel arrangement of four standard, off-the-shelf lenses keeps an object hidden (and the background undisturbed) as the viewer moves up to several degrees away from the optimal viewing angle.

German company to use “parcelcopter” drone to bring medicine to remote island
Ars Technica - German logistics company DHL is expected to launch a small drone which will fly approximately 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Norddeich, a village in northern Germany, to the island of Juist, a small island community off the north coast of Germany. DHL has dubbed the drone the “parcelcopter,” and it will be used to regularly deliver medications and other necessities, marking a noted advancement in the commercial use of drones worldwide.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Monsanto GMO wheat contamination discovered in Montana
RT - Monsanto’s experimental genetically modified wheat has been discovered growing in the second US field in Montana, about a year after the discovery of the company’s unapproved crop growing in Oregon disrupted US wheat exports.

Cross-Bred Crops Trump the Failing GMO-Created Techniques
Natural Society - ‘Cross-bred crops get fit faster,’ says an important new article published in the journal, Nature. Within its wizened lines is advice on how to breed better corn without resorting to growing GMO.

High antioxidant raspberries breed by researchers to be grown without agricultural chemicals
(NaturalNews) European researchers have used traditional breeding techniques to develop a new variety of raspberry that is extra high in antioxidants and is grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.


Full Fat Dairy May Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes and Other Health Problems
Dr. Mercola - Recent research found that those who ate eight portions of full-fat dairy products a day cut their risk of diabetes by nearly 25 percent, compared to those who ate fewer portions. A previous study proposed that it’s the palmitoleic acid, which occurs naturally in full-fat dairy products, that protects against insulin resistance and diabetes

Spirulina: A Luxury Health Food and a Possible Panacea for Malnutrition
Dr. Mercola - Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, is an incredible superfood that provides a concentrated source of protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients.

Big Pharma Drug Linked to Cancer: Big Pharma Players Bombarded by Lawsuits
Natural Society - Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly are in that piranha filled stream now over their controversial drug Actos, brand name for pioglitazone, a drug prescribed to reduce diabetes Type 2 blood sugar. The reason? Multiple medical studies have linked the drug to the onset of bladder cancer, a life-threatening issue which led thousands of people to seek compensation for damages caused by the drug.

Compound in Celery Found to Destroy 86% of Lung Cancer Cells
Natural Society - A compound in celery has been found to be extremely effective at combating numerous cancers, including up to 86 percent of cancer cells in the lungs.

State Farm to Families of Vaccine-Damaged Children: We Don’t Need Your Business
Health Impact News - Earlier this week, State Farm decided to drop an ad starring comedian Rob Schneider from its rotation due to his “anti-vaccine views” after a social media outcry.

Mysterious Virus Spreading Across U.S.,Canada And Primarily Affecting Vaccinated Children
Natural Blaze - It's being considered a severe respiratory virus known as EV-D68. It hits hard and fast and has already created an outbreak in Colorado, Missouri, Utah, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio, and four more states in the Midwest. It has also crossed over the Canada with confirmed cases in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.

3 Reasons You Should Eat More Spicy Food
Dr. Mercola - I love spicy foods and typically enjoy 1-2 habanero peppers a day. If you like spicy food, there’s good reason to indulge your cravings, as the spicy chemical in peppers – capsaicin – and other compounds in spicy food can improve your health.

16 of Nature’s Best Natural Pain Killers
Natural Society - Are you in pain? You don’t have to reach for over-the -counter pain killers, or even the heavy pharmaceutical hitters prescribed by your doctor; there are literally hundreds of natural pain killers waiting for you in the abundance of nature.

Eliminate candida infection with nutritional supplements
(NaturalHealth365) Over one billion people, or one in every seven people on the planet, experience a candida infection per year. This staggering number is growing, and chances are that you’re going to have a fungal infection at some point in your life.

Kidney stones - natural remedies, prevention, and what really causes them
(NaturalNews) More than 12% of men and about 7% of women will have to deal with kidney stones at some point in their lives. Once you have suffered through them, statistics say you're more likely to have them again.

After Reading This You Will Never Throw Away Your Used Tea Bags Again
Natural Blaze - Most of us know the healing properties of tea, but not many know that previously used tea bags can be useful in many different ways.

Is Chewing Gum Bad for Your Health? 4 Reasons to Eschew the Chew
Natural Society - Here are four things you should know about chewing gum before you buy that next pack.

Pet News

2.7 Million Choices for Your Next Pet
Dr. Becker - Adopting a shelter pet saves a life. With so many choices, you're sure to find one that's just right for your family and lifestyle... one who will return your kindness and affection.

Weird &  Stupid News

Fancy a burger designed to taste like human flesh?
The Telegraph - A pop-up venture in London is offering diners the chance to try a “human flesh” burger. Before you fall off your chair in horror, don’t panic – the burger isn’t actually made of human flesh, but is simply meant to taste like it.

Humor & Satire

VIDEO: Most Aggressively Inarticulate Generation
Typography from Ronnie Bruce - In case you hadn’t noticed, it has somehow become uncool to sound like you know what you’re talking about? Or believe strongly in what you’re saying?...

Friday - September 26, 2014 - 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.
1984 - Britain and China initialed a draft agreement on the future of Hong Kong when the Chinese take over ruling the British Colony.
1990 - The Motion Picture Association of America announced that it had created a new rating. The new NC17 rating was to keep moviegoers under the age of 17 from seeing certain films.
1991 - The U.S. Congress heard a plea from Kimberly Bergalis concerning mandatory AIDS testing for health care workers.
1993 - The eight people who had stayed in "Biosphere II" emerged from their sealed off environment.
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.
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.
2005 - Army Pfc. Lynndie England was convicted by a military jury on six counts stemming from the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.
2005 - International weapons inspectors announced the Irish Republican Army's full disarmament.

World News

Russia’s Duma Ratifies Eurasian Economic Union Treaty
RIA Novosti - The lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, has ratified the treaty on Eurasian Economic Union, signed by the presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan in May.

Russia Asset Freeze Threat Sends European, US Stocks Reeling
Zero Hedge - Germany's DAX is tumbling this morning (and back in the red for 2014) as The Moscow Times reports Russian courts could get the green light to seize foreign assets on Russian territory under a draft law intended as a response to Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

Australia Unleashes Draconian New Anti-Terror Law In Orwellian Orgy Of Baseless Fear-Mongering
Zero Hedge - “fear-manufacturing” has been in overdrive across the Five Eyes nations over the past several weeks, but nowhere is fear being used in a more clownish and absurd manner to strip the local citizenry of its civil liberties than in Australia.

Argentina uses drones to root out wealthy tax evaders
The Telegraph - Drones deployed by tax inspectors near Buenos Aires found 200 mansions and 100 swimming pools that hadn't been declared

Fukushima, Japan Rocked By Two Earthquakes in One Hour; Epicenter Near Nuclear Plants - The Japan Meteorological Agency says the first earthquake struck at 9:45 p.m. JST (8:45 a.m. EDT in the U.S.) and registered a magnitude of 5.0. The second quake, a slightly stronger magnitude-5.2 tremor, struck 46 minutes later.

Ebola may never be conquered, warn experts; infections could plague humanity forever
(NaturalNews) Not enough is being done to curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa, and the result could be a never-ending circulation of the disease, says a panel of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO).

14 militants, at least 5 civilians killed in latest US-led strikes on ISIS in Syria - monitor
RT - At least 14 Islamic State militants and five civilians have been killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led forces overnight in northeast Syria, according to a monitoring group.

Perfect Timing: NATO-Backed Terror Group Kills French Tourist
Tony Cartlaucci - Terrorists aligned to Al Qaeda have allegedly beheaded a French tourist kidnapped in the North African nation of Algeria. The BBC in their article, “French hostage Herve Gourdel beheaded in Algeria,” would report that (emphasis added): The beheading, the spokesman says, is to “avenge the victims in Algeria… and support the caliphate” proclaimed by IS in Iraq and Syria.

Iraqi PM unveils ‘ISIS plots’ to attack Paris and American subways, US says no clear evidence
RT - Islamic State militants plan to launch terrorist attacks in US and Paris subways, said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, citing "credible" sources. US officials dismissed the Iraqi claim, stating they have no evidence of terror plots.

FBI Director: We have identified man in ISIS beheading videos
RT - The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant responsible for beheading Westerners in ISIS videos, but law enforcement will not reveal the identity of the man known only as “Jihadi John,” agency director James Comey told reporters.

With 50 Tonnes Of Gold Smuggled In 10 Days, India's Physical Gold Premiums Set To Double
Zero Hedge - The Hindustan Times reports a massive surge in gold smuggling in the last 10 days as heavy demand for gold during Dussehra (for which booking and supply starts today when Navratri begins) has dragged 50 tonnes of gold across the borders to avoid the government's capital controls.

Liberia’s Largest Newspaper Accuses US of Manufacturing Ebola Virus
The Gateway Pundit - The Liberian Daily Observer, which is the largest newspaper in Liberia, just published an article on their front page with the headline, “Ebola, AIDS Manufactured By Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?” The article accuses the US of manufacturing the Ebola outbreak in a scheme to use Africa as a testing ground for bioweapons.

'I have never seen this number of bodies before': Life at an Ebola clinic in Liberia
The Telegraph - The clinic, one of three now operating in Monrovia, has seen 350 deaths in the last month alone. Since all infected bodies have to be burned, the casualties have exceeded the ability of Monrovia's local crematorium to cope. MSF has had to import an incinerator from Europe - normally used for livestock - to assist.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Pentagon denies civilian deaths in Syria bombing – so far
RT - Citing its battle damage assessment “up until now,” the Pentagon has denied any civilian casualties as a result of airstrikes in Syria, saying that reports remain unconfirmed and videos posted on social media showing civilians underneath rubble are fake.

Pentagon: US averaging 5 strikes per day on ISIS
The Hill - The U.S. military is carrying out an average of five strikes a day against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) since the campaign began in August, according to the Pentagon.

FBI, Pentagon unsure how close Khorasan group was to US strike
The Hill - The FBI and the Pentagon said on Thursday that they did not know exactly how close the Khorasan group, an al Qaeda offshoot the U.S. bombed in Syria, was to an attack on the U.S. The Obama administration had previously described the threat as “imminent.”

Ferguson Erupts … Again: Protester Threatens Cops ‘None Of You Are Safe’
Truth Revolt - On Thursday evening protests in Ferguson turned ugly once again as tensions flared between protesters, police, and local business owners.

US Ebola Patient Released; Says He Feels Great
ABC News - Rick Sacra, 51, was released from the Nebraska Medical Center Thursday after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared him. He returned home to Holden, Massachusetts Thursday evening.

WebMD Receives Nearly $14M to Promote Obamacare - WebMD has received nearly $14 million to promote Obamacare, as part of a government initiative designed to get Americans to turn to “official information” on the health care law.

Federal government forces schools to accept illegal immigrants with no medical records or screening
(NaturalNews) For more than a year now, "unaccompanied" minor children from the Central American nations of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been streaming across our southern border and into our immigration courts in pursuit of permanent residency status as (sort of) promised by our own government.

Judicial Watch: Holder Went Down as We Forced DOJ's Hand on Fast and Furious in Court
Breitbart - Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement on Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning as his group is close to nailing the Department of Justice on Operation Fast and Furious.

Obama Enacts Executive Action to Allow Some DREAMers to Serve in Military
Breitbart - On the day Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation, President Barack Obama enacted an executive action on Thursday to allow certain DREAMers to serve in the military and be put on an expedited path to citizenship.

Republican Congressmembers Urge Military Officers to Rebel Against Obama
Paul Joseph Watson - Republican members of Congress are urging military officers to rebel against the Obama administration’s middle eastern foreign policy by resigning “in a blaze of glory,” according to U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado.

US to pay largest Native American nation $554 mn in landmark settlement
RT - The Obama administration will pay the Navajo Nation a record $554 million to settle claims by the most populous Native American tribe that funds and natural resources on its reservation were mismanaged by the US government for decades.

Connecticut Bureaucrats Cite Newtown Shooting to Demand Tighter Control on Homeschoolers
Breitbart - Under the Connecticut Children’s Behavioral Health Plan draft proposal, homeschooled children with behavioral and emotional disabilities would be required to have individualized education plans approved by the special education director of the local public school district.

NJ Town Proposes Law That Would Grant Law Enforcement The Right To Warrantlessly Search Houses To Find Underage Drinkers
Techdirt - A New Jersey town is looking to give its police officers yet another way to bypass warrant requirements for searches of homes: underage drinking. Members of the public aren't happy with it, and the city council doesn't want to talk about it, even though the latter have stated they're "on board" with it.

Woman arrested for possessing spoon covered with dried Spaghettios
Police State USA - An innocent woman had several months of her life destroyed when she was arrested and charged with a felony because of a spaghetti-encrusted spoon found in her possession.

Economy & Business

Obamacare Website Costs Top $2 Billion, Almost Triple Government Estimates
Zero Hedge - Obamacare enrollment system has cost about $2.1 billion so far, according to a Bloomberg Government analysis of contracts related to the project. BGOV’s analysis shows that costs for both and the broader reform effort are far greater than anything publicly discussed. However, that pales into insignificance when considering health reform has cost American taxpayers $73 billion in the last four years... and counting.

Energy & Environment

Fracked Up: Don't Believe In Miracles
Zero Hedge - Fracking extraction of oil is extremely expensive. If oil prices were to fall to $80 per barrel, there would be no profits for frackers. They would stop drilling wells. So don’t plan on ever paying less than $3 per gallon for gasoline ever again.

Science & Technology

Facebook to start testing internet beaming drones in 2015
Blacklistwed News - Speaking at the Social Good Summit in New York on Monday, engineering director at Facebook Connectivity Lab, Yael Maguire, has further detailed the company’s vision of internet-carrying drones, with plans to begin testing in 2015.

Using Facebook could add you to the government's 'enemies of the state' list; use Diaspora instead
(NaturalNews) Social media giant Facebook may be the largest, wealthiest website on the face of the planet, but that doesn't mean it's a place where you should be. TThat is increasingly the case as the site becomes more intrusive on your privacy, more cold-hearted in its policies and harder on your wallet.

School: “Foreign Connection” Led To NSA ‘Tip Off’, Mass Spying Program
Steve Watson - Schools in Huntsville, Alabama have admitted to spying on students by monitoring their social media accounts for the last 18 months, claiming that the NSA called and warned officials of a potential “violent threat”.

Worse than Heartbleed: ‘Shellshock’ Bash bug threatens millions of computer systems worldwide
RT - A vulnerability has been discovered within the widely used Bash software included on Linux and Mac operating systems, raising concerns about an exploit that some experts say stands to be more damaging than the Heartbleed bug identified earlier this year.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

EPA knew pesticides were killing honeybees in the 1970s but punished those who spoke out
(NaturalNews) For decades, top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (PEA) were aware that a compound approved for agricultural use in the United States was wiping out the honeybee population, but they chose to ignore the compound's effects effects in deference to pressure from agri-giant corporations.

‘Organic Ready’ Corn to Replace Monsanto’s GMO Corn, Cross-Pollination
Natural Society - In direct opposition to GM crops, some individuals are working on corn varieties that have the ability to block cross-pollination between organics and GMOs.


Alzheimer's drug maker trying to force patients to switch to maintain their drug monopoly, antitrust suit claims
(NaturalNews) Drug companies are always coming up with new ways to keep people taking their product. By bribing hospitals and doctors, drug company executives can push their rubberstamped snake oil into the medical system, where's its suddenly considered medicine.

Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
(NaturalNews) Another young girl has died from Gardasil, the infamous HPV vaccine manufactured by Merck & Co., and the medical establishment claims that it was a fluke.

Science Shows Herbs Can Significantly Enhance Bioavailability of Nutrients
Green Med Info - Here are a few common herbs have been shown to boost the bioavailability of various types of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants and phytonutrients...

Doctors Against Vaccines: The Other Side of the Story is Not Being Told
Health Impact News - The pro-Pharma mainstream media would like everyone to believe that doctors and “scientists” all agree that vaccines are safe and effective, and that dissenters are uneducated or uninformed parents. Not true.

Women who go up a skirt size 'raise breast cancer risks'
The Telegraph - The research, published in BMJ Open, found that women who went up a size for each decade between their twenties and sixties increased their risk of developing breast cancer after the menopause by 33 per cent. Those who went up by two sizes in the same period saw an increased risk of 77 per cent, according to the University College London study of more than 90,000 women.

Simple & Efficient Colon Cleanse Remedy Made With Only 2 Ingredients
Natural Blaze - Ingesting 1-3 tablespoons of flaxseed flour per day, for three weeks, can work miracles! It will completely clean out all the mucus, fecal deposits, and parasites while fully maintaining the intestinal microflora!

Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Cleanser for Problem Skin
Health Impact News - These two products work together very well in treating acne, redness, scarring and removing excess dirt, oil and exfoliating dead skin off. Mixing two very different products together like coconut oil and baking soda to target every key goal needed in a cleanser for sensitive skin can produce some amazing results.

Thursday - September 25, 2014 - Today in History:

1775 - Ethan Allen was captured by the British during the American Revolutionary War. He was leading the attack on Montreal.
1789 - The first U.S. Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.
1847 - During the Mexican-American War, U.S. forces led by General Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey Mexico.
1890 - The Sequoia National Park was established as a U.S. National Park in Central California.
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.
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.
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.
2011 - Two American hikers held for more than two years in an Iranian prison, returned to the United States.
2012 - China launched its first aircraft carrier into service.

World News

Obama: ISIS must be destroyed, there will be no negotiations
RT - President Barack Obama presented a four-pronged approach to battling violent extremism from the likes of the Islamic State on Wednesday and pleaded with the international community for assistance during an address at the United Nations.

Report: U.S. Air Strike in Syria Kills Six Children, Zero ISIS Members
Paul Joseph Watson - Residents of a village in northwestern Syria are in shock after U.S. air strikes demolished two neighborhoods, despite there being no ISIS militants in the area, killing 27 people including six children.

The Real Reasons For U.S. Airstrikes In Syria - Breaking The Assad Regime
Brandon Turbeville - With even the basic facts surrounding the Syrian crisis forced into obscurity by mass ignorance of their existence, the facts surrounding the recent US bombing of Syria have also given way to more questions. For that reason, a number of points must be made regarding the recent events and those that will unfold in the future inside Syria.

13,000 US troops to be deployed to Iraq: Officials
Press TV - The vice president of the local council of Iraq’s Saladin Province made the announcement on Thursday, adding that the troops, along with their vehicles, would be stationed at the Speicher airfield in the city of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad.

Warplane attacks Libya's Benghazi port after threats by ex-general
(Reuters) - A war plane attacked a port in Benghazi on Wednesday in a strike claimed by forces loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar, bringing their battle against Islamists to the heart of the eastern Libyan city.

Courting Vietnam, US Prepares to Ease Arms Embargo
StratRisks - Senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the initiative said Washington wants to support Vietnam by strengthening its ability to monitor and defend its coastline, and said unarmed P-3 surveillance planes could be one of the first sales. Such aircraft would also allow Vietnam to keep track of China’s increasingly assertive activities in the South China Sea...

Spanish village for sale – for the price of an apartment (VIDEO)
RT - Whole villages are up for sale in Spain, as developers, municipalities and banks want to offload them due to the country’s distressed economy.

‘Alternative Nobel’ human rights award goes to Snowden
RT - US whistleblower Edward Snowden was among five winners of the Swedish human rights award, announced in Stockholm on Wednesday.

‘What’s your anti-disaster plan?’ Thousands protest Japanese nuclear revival
RT - Thousands of people protested in Tokyo on Tuesday, criticizing the government's move to restart two of Japan’s nuclear reactors by arguing that no sufficient anti-disaster plans have been presented three years after the Fukushima catastrophe.

Scientists: Russia's Fukushima Fallout Expedition to Help Develop Safer Nuclear Plants
RIA Novosti - Data collected by the Russian expedition which left Vladivostok for the Sea of Japan on Thursday to study the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, will be used for ensuring the safe development of nuclear energy, Stanislav Shabelev, the head of the laboratory for radio-ecological safety at the Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering, told

Expert: Japan’s Decision to Impose More Sanctions Against Russia Poorly Timed
RIA Novosti - Japan's decision to impose additional sanctions against Russia is poorly timed and was most likely driven by geopolitical considerations, Richard Wellings, Deputy Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), told RIA Novosti Thursday.

Russia tops ISIS threat, Ebola worst of all? Lavrov puzzled with Obama’s UN speech
RT - Following the US President’s speech at the UN, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov was puzzled with Barack Obama’s ranking of international threats: deadly Ebola virus top, followed by so-called Russian aggression and ISIS in Syria and Iraq only third?

Oil installations in Syria hit by anti-ISIS coalition
RT - The United States and its partners launched a new round of strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Wednesday, only hours after President Barack Obama called on the world to help end the extremist group’s reign of terror in the Middle East.

‘Moderate’ US Armed Syrian Rebels Slam Obama’s Airstrikes On Extremists
Steve Watson - The so called ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria who have received arms and training from the US, have condemned the US led airstrikes on ISIS extremists, underscoring the fact that their fight is against the Syrian government, not the terrorists the Obama administration claims it is funding them to fight.

Concealed By U.S. Airstrikes Israel Opens Nusra Path To Lebanon
Blacklisted News - The U.S. did not attack IS positions around the northern Syrian city Kobane where the IS is fighting against Kurdish militia in an attempt to open up a new logistic path for the IS to Turkey. Agreeing to this new logistic path was probably part of the price Turkey paid for recently getting its diplomats freed from IS internment.

Israel gives military 10% spending boost, covers Gaza campaign costs
RT - On the eve of the Jewish New Year, the Israeli PM and Finance Minister have showered the Defense Ministry with gifts, agreeing to boost the military budget by 10 percent in 2015 and cover the one-time costs of the latest Gaza bombing campaign.

Russia calls for intl probe into Ukraine burials with signs of execution
RT - Russia is calling for an international investigation into the discovery of burial sites with signs of execution at locations where the Ukraine National Guard forces were stationed two days earlier.

Zombie Apocalypse? Ebola Patients Reportedly Rise from the Dead
Adan Salazar - A report from The New Dawn Liberia purports that not one, but two Ebola patients from Nimba County who had died from the disease mysteriously came back to life to residents’ disbelief right before their funerals.

Canada Warns Its Citizens Not To Take Cash To The USA
Zero Hedge - The Canadian government has had to warn its citizens not to carry cash to the USA because the USA does not presume innocence but guilt when it comes to money. Over $2.5 billion has been confiscated from Canadians traveling to the USA, funding the police who grab it.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: FBI, DHS warn law enforcement to "be vigilant" after U.S. strikes in Syria
CBS News - The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin after the airstrikes were launched against extremists in Syria, telling law enforcement to "be vigilant." Officials have said there is no credible specific threat at the moment.

Obama Brings Up Ferguson at U.N.
Weekly Standard - Daniel Halper "I realize that America’s critics will be quick to point out that at times we too have failed to live up to our ideals; that America has plenty of problems within our own borders. This is true,"...

The Rand Corporation & DHS's national police recruitment program
MassPrivateI - The RAND Center on Quality Policing, is a web-based resource that serves as a "one-stop-shop" for information about recruitment and retention specifically designed for the law enforcement community. Its purpose is to promote evidence-based personnel planning by making information on police staffing readily available for police decisionmakers in an easy to use, searchable form.

VIDEO: Cop Asks Man For License, Shoots Him When He Goes to Get It
WLTX - In the video, Jones can be seen getting out of his car when Groubert pulled up and asked for his license. Jones reached in his car for his license and Groubert immediately shot at Jones several times.

United Nations to Propose Global Lead Ammo Ban
Kit Daniels - A United Nations agency is proposing a ban on lead ammunition worldwide, which would serve as backdoor gun control by making ammo prohibitively expensive.

Why Is Kansas Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse?
National Journal - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants his state to be ready when zombies arrive. And to make sure Kansas takes the zombie apocalypse seriously, Brownback plans to officially declare October "Zombie Preparedness Month" during a ceremonial event Friday at the Kansas Statehouse.

FBI Says No One Killed at Sandy Hook
Adan Salazar - Recently released FBI crime statistics curiously show that no murders occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, despite reports that numerous schoolchildren and faculty members were slaughtered during a shooting rampage in December of that year.

Seattle OKs $1 fine for adding too much food to garbage bins
Seattle Times - The Seattle City Council passed a new ordinance Monday that could mean $1 fines for people who toss too many table scraps into the trash.... Under the new rules, collectors can take a cursory look each time they dump trash into a garbage truck.

Forest Service says media needs photography permit in wilderness areas, alarming First Amendment advocates - Under rules being finalized in November, a reporter who met a biologist, wildlife advocate or whistleblower alleging neglect in any of the nation's 100 million acres of wilderness would first need special approval to shoot photos or videos even on an iPhone.

Public School Superintendent Demands Homeschool Family Follow Government’s Common Core Curriculum
Off the Grid News - A homeschooling family in New Jersey was illegally ordered to use the Common Core curriculum and have the local superintendent of schools approve what they taught, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Badcop: NYPD officer caught on camera violently tackling pregnant woman onto her stomach
Blacklisted News - The five-months pregnant woman, Sandra Amezquita, was trying to intervene in the arrest of her 17-year-old son early Saturday morning in Brooklyn, police said. Residents told WABC that Amezquita is nearly six months along.

OK trooper tells local news: Best way not to get raped by cops is to ‘follow the law’
Raw Story - An Oklahoma Highway Patrol official reportedly told women that the best way not to get raped by an officer was to “follow the law.” In recent months, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer and an Oklahoma City Police officer have been accused of repeatedly raping women, often during traffic stop.

Video Finally Released of Cops Shooting Man With a Toy Gun in Wal-Mart
The Daily Sheeple - Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier released the long awaited surveillance video of John Crawford being gunned down, while holding a BB gun, in a Beavercreek, Ohio Wal-Mart.

Economy & Business

Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car
NY Times - The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old’s asthma was flaring up. Mary Bolender, who lives in Las Vegas, needed to get her daughter to an emergency room, but her 2005 Chrysler van would not start. The cause was not a mechanical problem — it was her lender.

5 U.S. Banks Each Have More Than 40 Trillion Dollars In Exposure To Derivatives
Economic Collapse - When is the U.S. banking system going to crash? I can sum it up in three words. Watch the derivatives. It used to be only four, but now there are five "too big to fail" banks in the United States that each have more than 40 trillion dollars in exposure to derivatives.

Report: Treasury OKs Big Pay Raises for GM
ABC News - The U.S. Treasury Department continued to approve "excessive" pay raises for top executives at General Motors and its former consumer finance arm, both of which received taxpayer-funded bailouts during the financial crisis, a new government report says.

Some Of The Dumbest Taxes Throughout History
Zero Hedge - Death and taxes... but mostly taxes.

Science & Technology

Surveillance cameras will soon be reading our lips
MassPrivateI - A Jordanian scientist has created an automated lip-reading system that can decipher speech with an average success rate of 76 per cent. The findings, in conjunction with recent advances in the fields of computer vision, pattern recognition, and signal processing, suggest that computers will soon be able to read lips accurately enough to raise questions about privacy and security.

FBI forces police departments across the US to keep quiet about cellphone spying gear
RT - Not only are local police departments across the United States increasingly relying on so-called StingRay devices to conduct surveillance on cell phone users, but cops are being forced to keep quiet about the operations, new documents reveal.

PR Firm Pulls ‘Emma Watson Naked Pics’ False Flag to Push For Internet Censorship
Paul Joseph Watson - A PR firm has admitted to carrying out an online false flag against the 4chan forum in which it blamed the website for a threat to release naked pictures of actress Emma Watson as part of an appeal to President Barack Obama to censor the Internet.

FBI Plans Rapid DNA Dragnets
Nextgov - The FBI is preparing to accelerate the collection of DNA profiles for the government's massive new biometric identification database. Developers of portable DNA analysis machines have been invited to a Nov. 13 presentation to learn about the bureau's vision for incorporating their technology into the FBI's new database.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

World's almond supply approaching collapse due to California drought
(NaturalNews) Almond farmers in California's Central Valley, where about 80 percent of the world's supply of almonds is grown, are desperate for water. As most of the state hobbles through one of its worst droughts in history, growers are reportedly siphoning off water wherever they can get it, robbing taxpayers and the general public of a shared and increasingly scarce resource that could take many years to replenish.


13 Steps to Prepare for Civil Unrest
Activist Post - It has been over two years since I wrote about the “ Perfect Storm of Civil Unrest ”. Looking back, it would be easy to think that perhaps the article was a bit reactionary given current events at the time. On the other hand, not a whole lot has changed since then.


FDA threatens three companies with criminal charges for making Ebola treatment claims (but won't test natural substances against Ebola) - the FDA issued warning letters to three companies over what they call fraudulent health claims regarding Ebola treatments.
The warning letters, viewable here, single out the Natural Solutions Foundation and two essential oil companies "Young Living" and "doTerra" whose distributors, the FDA says, were making claims that their oils could treat or prevent Ebola.

Americans totally unprepared to deal with social chaos that's sure to follow domestic Ebola outbreak - If Ebola does come to America, the widespread lack of basic preparedness will of course result in widespread panic and desperation. In a nation where most households barely have enough food to cover nine meals, today's "polite" society is just three days away from outright panic.
That's the topic of Episode Eight of the popular free online course Pandemic Preparedness available now at - Go there now to download the MP3 files and listen to lifesaving information that can help keep you alive.

US hospitals are unprepared to handle Ebola-contaminated waste
(NaturalNews) If Ebola ever makes it to the U.S. unannounced, very few hospitals, if any, have the right tools in place to properly handle it. This isn't necessarily because they don't have enough beds or protective equipment, but rather because they don't have enough beds or protective equipment, but rather because they don't have a suitable or legal way to properly dispose of the resultant medical waste.

Acid reflux - Three classic home remedies
(NaturalNews) Acid reflux is a common medical condition in which digestive acids rise from the stomach into the esophagus. This causes the esophagus (the passage between the pharynx and the stomach) to become irritated, resulting in a burning sensation which, in the most acute cases, can last for up to 48 hours.

Vitamin E, critical for brain health, is lacking in 90% of adults - find out how to add more to your diet!
(NaturalNews) The complexity of the human body is vast, consisting of trillions of cells working simultaneously to ensure that we take our next breath. While the processes are complex, the method by which they perform is quite simple.

How Artificial Sweeteners Induce Diabetes- and Obesity-Related Changes
Green Med Info - A groundbreaking new study published in the prestigious journal Nature has revealed how non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) drive obesity- and diabetes-related changes in both mice and humans.

4 Ways to Keep From Losing Your Eyesight (Cataracts)
Green Med Info - The gradual clouding of the lens inside of the eye which leads to a decrease in vision – even blindness – is called a cataract. It is believed to be an inevitable part of aging, but it has clearly modifiable risk factors and natural interventions that can be used to slow and even reverse its progression, such as...

5 Ways to Eat More Choline: A Vital Nutrient for Nervous System, Liver Health, & Cancer Prevention
Natural Society - An essential water-soluble nutrient, choline is a compound needed for the most quintessential functions of the body – especially for the liver and nervous system to function properly.

Wednesday - September 24, 2014 - 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.
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 - The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.
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.
1961 - "The Bullwinkle Show" premiered in prime time on NBC-TV. The show was originally on ABC in the afternoon as "Rocky and His Friends."
1963 - The U.S. Senate ratified a treaty that limited nuclear testing. The treaty was between the U.S., Britain, and the Soviet Union.
1977 - "The Love Boat" debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and was written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox.
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.
2003 - Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2007 - United Auto Workers walked off the job at GM plants in the first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976. (A tentative pact ended the walkout two days later.)

World News

New US-led airstrikes hit Syrian territory – monitor
RT - Five air strikes by a US-led coalition have hit Syrian territory near the Turkish border held by IS (formerly ISIS) militants, according to the organization that monitors situation in the country.

ISIL has formed oil trading network in Syria
StratRisks - Islamic fighters led by ISIL have established an oil trading network within Syria which includes other opposition groups and the Assad regime, Turkish Anadolu Agency reports today quoting experts on Syria as saying.

YouTube: Same Director for ISIS beheading videos and a Turkish drama TV series
Watch this trailer for a Turkish drama television series, and you will see the same scene for the ISIS beheadings video, it seems the intelligence worked with the same director

Report: Governments Building Ebola Detention Camps to Quarantine the Infected: “Community Care Centers”
Mac Slavo - Many now believe that it is only a matter of time before cases of Ebola are detected in other parts of the world. And if what’s happening in Africa is any guide, then we can expect a widespread, heavily militarized response by officials in the West, especially in the United States.

Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown
(AP) - Health teams that went door-to-door in Sierra Leone found 130 confirmed cases of Ebola during a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the disease, an official said Tuesday, as authorities consider repeating the unprecedented exercise.
* Related: Medical martial law in Sierra Leone resulted in food shortages

O, bomber! Obama bombs 7th country in 6 years
RT- American jets hit targets in Syria on Tuesday in the US-led fight against Islamic State. Although the US has not declared war since 1942, this is the seventh country that Barack Obama, the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize, has bombed in as many years.
* Related Video: FLASHBACK: General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - 7 Countries In 5 Years

Airstrikes alone won’t help US to fight ISIS – Syrian FM to RT Arabic
RT - The US should change its approach “immediately” if it wants to fight terrorism and particularly ISIS, because airstrikes alone will not be effective, Syria’s foreign minister told RT Arabic. He also believes the US wants the Syrian crisis to continue.

Cameron backs US-Arab airstrikes on Syrian ISIS, vows to contribute more
RT - Britain remains undecided as to whether it will join US and Arab coalition airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) targets within Syria. Meanwhile, consensus is growing among UK MPs in support of Iraq strikes.

Russia tests 100,000 troops in ‘Vostok 2014’, biggest-ever post-Soviet drills
RT - Russia has staged its biggest post-Soviet military drills in the Far East, involving 100,000 servicemen and a vast array of materiel.

South Africa, Russia agree to $50-billion nuclear deal
AFP - Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation said on Monday it will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa by 2023, in a $50-billion strategic partnership between the two countries.

Russia makes fast neutron reactor progress
World Nuclear News - Russia has announced two new milestones in its ‘Proryv’, or Breakthrough, project to enable a closed nuclear fuel cycle. The ultimate aim is to eliminate production of radioactive waste from nuclear power generation.

DF: Suspects in 3 Israeli teens’ kidnapping killed
RT - The Israeli army says it has killed two Palestinians suspected of kidnapping and murdering three Israeli teenagers in June, an incident stoking tensions in the region and eventually leading to sustained Gaza bombings.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Rep. Jones on Syria Attack: “Why Do We Have a Constitution?”
Paul Joseph Watson - Following the Obama administration’s decision to launch air strikes on Syrian territory without a declaration of war or authorization from Congress, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) questioned why the United States even has a Constitution anymore.

YouTube: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 9/22/14: Congress Votes for More War in the Middle East
Ron Paul - [...] Although the Syrian government has also been fighting ISIS and related extremist groups for three years, the US refuses to speak to the Syrians and has warned Assad not to interfere with the coming US attack on sovereign Syrian territory

Students and Teachers Protest in Colorado After Proposal to Censor “Civil Disobedience Topics” from AP History
Liberty Blitzkrieg - Dozens of Evergreen High School students walked out of their morning classes on Monday and carpooled to the Jefferson County School Administration Building to protest what they see as the school board’s attempt to censor advanced history curriculum.

Thousands petition White House to consider ‘Cop Block’ a terrorist group
Police State USA - This week, anti-accountability agents have created an online White House petition to ask President Obama to “Officially label and classify any variation of ‘CopBlock.Org’ members as Domestic Terrorists with DHS.”

Pentagon Cites Khorasan Threat as ISIS War Gets Underway
Kurt Nimmo - The unsubstantiated Khorasan threat is perfectly timed to coincide with the ISIS threat. It will be used as a multiplier as the United States intensifies its ISIS war. Khorasan will now feature prominently in the propaganda narrative as the United States and its partners – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar – further terrorize the people of Syria.

Pentagon: Majority of Tomahawk Missiles in Syria Airstrikes Aimed at Khorasan Group
Breitbart - The Pentagon said today that most of the 40-plus Tomahawk cruise missiles that the United States launched in its airstrikes in Syria last night were aimed at members of a fairly unknown al Qaeda affiliate, the Khorasan Group, who were plotting "imminent" attacks against the American homeland.

Pentagon: 22 Total Syria Strikes, More than 150 Precision-Guided Munitions
Breitbart - On “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby offered a rough assessment of exactly what U.S. airstrikes the night before on ISIS targets in Syria accomplished.

Pentagon: F-22s used in combat for first time in Syria
RT - This week’s strike against Islamic State militants in Syria by the United States marked the first time that the Pentagon has deployed its F-22 Raptor jets into combat, the Defense Department acknowledged on Tuesday.

Charlie Rangel Pushes For Draft, War Tax To Battle ISIS
Huffington Post - Rangel called for a military draft and a war tax in order to make the majority of Americans — and the lawmakers who represent them — “feel” the consequences of the ongoing military campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk
Breitbart - At an event today at the University of Texas Austin campus, Texas Governor Rick Perry reaffirmed his support of allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, while U.S. citizens from other states continue to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates.

Fearless Illegals Caught Breaking Into Homes In Search of Guns
Adan Salazar - Police in South Texas captured two illegal alien teens who they say were part of a burglary ring which targeted ranch homes in secluded areas looking mainly for firearms.

Sandy Hook and Aurora "mass killings" not acknowledged in FBI database
USA Today - In Aurora, Sgt. Chris Amsler says his department provides data to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations monthly. The FBI database contains information on 18 other homicides in Aurora in 2012. "We checked our records and found that all data related to the theater shooting was submitted," he said, adding that investigators were still trying to figure out why the incident was later deleted from FBI records.

Sandy Hook: knowingly broadcasting hoax as real violates FCC Regulations
Veterans Today - Rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) make it a crime to knowingly broadcast a fictional event as real when it might cause substantial public harm.

Bomb Squad Called After Student Sets Down Metal Lunchbox
Mikael Thalen - A bomb squad was called to the Berks County High School in Hamburg, Pennsylvania this week after a student set down his metal lunchbox. According to reports, faculty members were alerted to the “suspicious item,” which was briefly set down outside by the owner, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Economy & Business

PayPal Announces First Partnerships in Bitcoin Space - PayPal has announced partnerships with three major payment processors in the bitcoin space – BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin. Though the online e-commerce pioneer stopped short of integrating bitcoin into its digital wallet or payment processing services directly, the move marks PayPal’s first formal offering to the bitcoin community.

Finding a Door Into Banking, Walmart Prepares to Offer Checking Accounts
NY Times - Daniel Eckert, senior vice president at Walmart, said on Tuesday that the accounts would be available nationwide by the end of October. The accounts are intended to be low-cost alternatives to traditional bank checking accounts, with no fees for overdrafts or bounced checks and no minimum account balance.

US cracks down on ‘unpatriotic’ corporations’ tax inversion deals
RT - The American corporations labeled unpatriotic for exploiting loopholes to avoid US taxes may see the so-called tax inversion schemes much less lucrative with the new rules announced by the US Treasury to crack down on the practice.

Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality - The fact that the price of gold is determined in a futures market in which paper claims to gold are traded merely to speculate on price means that the Fed and its bank agents can suppress the price of gold even though demand for physical gold is rising.

Veteran News

Veterans with PTSD cope with help of nature, pets and yoga
(NaturalNews) Army veteran Stephen Simmons arrived home from his last tour in Iraq in 2008, but adjusting to civilian life has been difficult due to his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Energy & Environment

Can’t make this up: UN chief renames ‘climate change.’ Now it’s ‘climate disruption’
Twitchy - “Global warming” wasn’t good enough because there wasn’t enough actual warming to the planet to get people interested in the issue, so they (the collective they of Al Gore and his disciples) started calling it “climate change.” But climate change isn’t getting the public excited, either. People say, to paraphrase, “the climate is always changing!” What to do. What to do. . .

Obama Announces Executive Actions to Fight Climate Change at UN
Breitbart - President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fight climate change on Tuesday, during a speech to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City.
* Related: Executive Order -- Climate-Resilient International Development

Snow day!: September 22 - A couple of significant snow events have occurred on this date in parts of Upper Michigan. Probably the most remarkable event took place in Marquette where 5.1 inches of snow came down on September 21-22, 1974.

Science & Technology

MIT Students Battle State Demands For Their Bitcoin Miner's Source Code
Wired - Four MIT students behind an award-winning Bitcoin mining tool will face off against New Jersey state authorities in court today when they attempt to fight back against a subpoena demanding their source code.

The UPS Store will 3-D print stuff for you
CNN Money - UPS announced plans Monday to bring in-store 3-D-printing services to nearly 100 stores across the country... With the UPS system, customers can submit their own designs for objects like product prototypes, engineering parts and architectural models that are then printed on a professional-quality 3-D printer made by Stratasys.

Robots That Learn Through Repetition, Not Programming - Eugene Izhikevich thinks you shouldn’t have to write code in order to teach robots new tricks. “It should be more like training a dog,” he says. “Instead of programming, you show it consistent examples of desired behavior.”

'Digital twins' will make decisions for us - and even console loved ones after we die by 2020, futurist claims
Daily Mail - According to futurist John Smart, within the next five years many of us could have so-called ‘digital twins’ (illustrated) that schedule appointments, make decisions and have conversations with others on our behalf. They could even console loved ones after we die by mimicking our voice, emotions, mannerisms and thoughts.

Terminator 2-style liquid metal could create morphing electronics (VIDEO)
RT - Remember how blobs of liquid metal morphed into Robert Patrick’s T-1000, the ultimate killing machine in Terminator 2? North Carolina scientists say that sci-fi fantasy is now reality, as a low-voltage current can be used to create morphing electronics.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

FDA, Flooded with Protests, Revises Food Safety Rules
Alliance for Natural Health - The agency has responded to comments from ANH-USA activists and other stakeholders. Here’s what they’re proposing now.


Learn food wildcrafting, survival medicine, Ebola defenses and more in these upcoming educational events
(Natural News) We've got an incredible lineup of educational events happening over the next week that you probably won't want to miss...


Prediabetes Increases Your Cancer Risk by 15%
Dr. Mercola - A meta-analysis that included data from nearly 900,000 people found that those with prediabetes have a 15 percent higher risk of cancer, especially cancers of the liver, stomach, pancreas, breast, and endometrium.

Hypertension drugs for low-risk patients raise problems, lower blood pressure naturally
(NaturalNews) In the U.S., an estimated $32 billion per year is being spent unnecessarily to treat high blood pressure, the most common reason patients visit their doctor, scientists say.... There are many other ways to lower your blood pressure naturally. Research shows that weight gain is directly correlated with increased blood pressure, especially if you're carrying extra pounds around the waist.

4 serious risks & problems with mammograms
(NaturalNews) Even though mammography is the most widely used screening method for breast cancer, there are a number of valid arguments for alternative methods. Research has shown that mammograms are not the definitive answer to early detection, and in fact, can often cause more problems than they solve.

Cannabis dissolves cancerous tumor in young infant, deemed a 'miracle baby' by physician
(NaturalNews) Instead of opting for chemotherapy and radiation in an attempt to shrink an inoperable brain tumor, the father of an eight-month-old baby pushed for alternative treatment with cannabis oil.

NOVA’s “Vaccines—Calling the Shots": The Absolute Lie You Can’t Afford to Believe
Liberty Beacon - We have all worked so hard to bring the truth to bear … to stall now in the face of pure propaganda of this magnitude, is not in our nature. So let us meet the challenge and continue to move forward in our justified mission of education … if for nothing else but the lives of our children !!! You can watch "Vaccines—Calling the Shots" here.

These Common Pharmaceutical Meds Destroy Your Brain
Natural Society - Research found that common pharmaceuticals taken for things like insomnia, allergies, or incontinence, cause long-term damage to the brain. Here they are....

A Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils
Off the Grid News - Essential oils are not simply for pleasant fragrances. Essential oils used in aromatherapy are excellent ingredients to make into personal and home cleansers, healing remedies, and more.

Pet News

Could This Natural Remedy Relieve Your Dog's Itching and Scratching?
Dr. Becker - 48 dogs received this or a placebo in a study... Owners assessed itchiness and vets scored skin lesion severity, before and after. The dogs who received the natural remedy improved by 50% or more.

Humor & Satire

YouTube: Ray Stevens - If You Like Your Plan
Song about Obamacare from Ray Stevens.

Tuesday - September 23, 2014 - 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.
1838 - Victoria Chaflin Woodhull was born. She became the first female candidate for the U.S. Presidency.
1952 - Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech". At the time he was a candidate for U.S. vice-president.
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 in Baghdad and triggered a standoff with authorities in Iraq.
1993 - The Israeli parliament ratified the Israel-PLO accord.
1999 - The Mars Climate Observer apparently burned up as it was about to go into orbit around the Red Planet.

World News

8 civilians, incl. 3 kids, killed in US-led strikes on Syria - monitor
RT - Washington carries a series of airstrikes on the city of Raqqa in the early hours of Tuesday. At least 30 militants died in the strikes, which were carried out on IS positions in Syria. Washington informed Damascus about the operation, according to a representative of Syrian Foreign Ministry.
* Related: Anti-ISIS coalition bombing terrorist positions in Syria LIVE UPDATES

Jordan Admits Participating in Military Operation Against IS: Reports
RIA Novosti - Jordan took part in a military operation led by the United States against the extremist group Islamic state (IS) in Syria, Sky News Arabia channel reported Tuesday, citing Jordanian government representative Mohammed Mumin.

Obama Administration Is Paying Monthly Salaries to “Thousands” of ISIS and Al Nusrah Syrian Rebels
Global Research - Officials said the Obama administration has approved “tens of millions of dollars” to pay the salaries of police officers who joined the rebels. The US is paying defected Syrian police officers $150 a month to fight with the rebels.

Israel Downs Syrian Military Jet That Allegedly Violated Border
RIA Novosti - Israel's air defense forces have downed a Syrian plane that violated the country’s airspace, a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces said Tuesday. "The aircraft was intercepted in the air by the Patriot air and missile defense system," the spokesperson said.

CDC to airlines about Ebola: Treat all body fluids as though they are infectious
RT - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased its warnings on Ebola to airlines, detailing how to handle passengers who get sick on board the aircraft. The guidance includes cleaning and reporting procedures.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘almost over’
Press TV - The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo says the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is “almost over.” Augustin Matata Ponyo made the remarks after the government body coordinating the response to the virus released new data on Monday. Matata Ponyo said the “Ebola outbreak in DRC” was “almost over," with "no new case recorded for nearly 10 days."

New effort to fight Ebola in Liberia would move infected patients out of their homes
Washington Post - Looking for a new approach to blunt the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa, the Liberian government, the World Health Organization and their nonprofit partners here are launching an ambitious but controversial program to move infected people out of their homes and into ad hoc centers that will provide rudimentary care, officials said Monday.

ISIL releases new message, threatening US and its allies
Press TV - The ISIL terrorist group has released a new, alarming audio message on the Internet, threatening to take violent action against the United States and its Western allies.

ISIL kills 300 Iraqi troops with chlorine gas: MPs
Press TV - The lawmakers added that the ISIL militants used the chemical gas against Iraqi soldiers in Saqlawiya district of the northern town of Fallujah. It is not yet clear when the deadly incident took place.

First Germany, Now France Folds On Syrian Airstrikes
Zero Hedge - French officials have, according to Reuters, ruled out participation in airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria. With the fall of France (and Germany already saying "nein"), it appears the broad coalition is now a "coalition of none," as Obama has stated the US would not go it alone...

Russia plans Internet kill-switch in case of war or revolt
StratRisks - When asked about the special meeting a Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said US and European actions recently “have been marked by a fair degree of unpredictability, and we have to be ready for anything”.

UK Parliament Will Vote To Recognize The State Of Palestine
Falastin News - In an apparent sign of division between back and front bench MPs in the House of Commons, backbenchers have secured a vote for the House to recognize the state of Palestine…It will be a debate on a substantive motion: “That this House calls on the government to recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel”.

Over 150,000 Demand Recount After Allegations of Scottish Vote Fraud
Paul Joseph Watson - Over 100,000 people have demanded a recount in the Scottish independence referendum after videos purporting to show evidence of vote fraud went viral in the aftermath of last week’s polling.

Ebola death toll rises to over 2800
Press TV - According to the UN health agency, more than 5,700 people have been infected with the deadly virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo and 2,811 people have died from the disease.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Associated Press Investigates Americans Supporting ISIS - Forgets John McCain
Brandon Turbeville - In the latest attempt at misdirection by the mainstream media, the Associated Press has attempted to investigate and present a focus on Americans who become jihadist fighters in battlefields across the world such as Syria and Iraq and, eventually, the United States.

Secret Service may soon be searching bags at checkpoints blocks away from White House
Police State USA - The U.S. Secret Service is considering implementing pedestrian checkpoints and bag searches on sidewalks of the district outside the White House. These warrantless “screenings” could take place several blocks away from the White House grounds, law enforcement officials told the New York Times.

‘Anti-nuclear’ Obama plans to spend $1 trillion on nukes
RT - Despite campaigning on a platform that endorsed having “a nuclear-free world” in the not so distant future, United States President Barack Obama is overseeing an administration that’s aim has taken another path, the New York Times reported this week.

Secret Service considers a larger (constitution free) buffer zone around the White House
Washington Post - After an unprecedented security breach Friday night at the White House, the U.S. Secret Service is weighing a series of measures that would move tourists and D.C. residents farther away from the complex to reduce the chances of intruders piercing its security perimeter and endangering the president.

Fire engulfs residential tower in Siberia ~ Will it fall like the ONLY steel framed Towers Ever fell on 9/11/01 ???
12160 - Of course not! Steel Framed Buildings NEVER fall from fire except in NYC on 911 when 3 fell and one was not even hit by a plane!!

Election News

Secret Donors have Spent more than $60 Million on Current Election Campaign
AllGov - Nonprofit groups that aren’t supposed to have politics as their primary purpose have reportedly put $63 million into ads and other efforts to influence the outcome of the 2014 midterm races, according to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), which tracks electoral spending.

Economy & Business

This Is About As Good As Things Are Going To Get For The Middle Class – And It’s Not That Good
Economic Collapse - The U.S. Census Bureau has just released some brand new numbers, and they are quite sobering. For example, after accounting for inflation median household income in the United States has declined a total of 8 percent from where it was back in 2007.

Flood Wall Street ends with mass arrests after day-long protest (PHOTOS)
RT - Just one day after the world’s largest climate-related protest, thousands of more rebellious activists risked detainment to shut down part of New York City’s financial district to demand action against global warming. More than 100 people were arrested.

The Problem with #FloodWallStreet
Kurt Nimmo - Instead of focusing on the predations of the financial class, liberal activists are dwelling on widely debunked climate change, most notably that the marginal warming of the planet’s atmosphere is the result of carbon emissions produced by industrial capitalism.Related: Flood Wall Street takes over NYC's business district (PHOTOS)

United States Leads the Developed World in Share of Low Wage Jobs
Liberty Blitzkrieg - In an apparent attempt to explain to investors how they can take advantage of America’s transformation into a neo-feudal oligarchy in a 50 page research report, Morgan Stanley has put together some very interesting charts that were highlighted earlier today by MarketWatch.

Energy & Environment

California's ultra-rich pay huge premiums for covert water deliveries
(NaturalNews) Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. This is quickly becoming the new state motto in California, where epic drought conditions are affecting even the highest echelons of society...

Science & Technology

3D-Printed Military Drone Takes Flight
Activist Post - 3D printing offers a range of potential benefits and open-source solutions to free humanity from centralized corporate and police state shackles. Naturally, the good elements are being fought tooth-and-nail, while the aberrant forms are brought to us by the military-industrial complex as an essential security solution.

Home Depot’s former security architect had history of techno-sabotage
Ars Technica - Ricky Joe Mitchell was hired by Home Depot in 2012, and in March of 2013, he was promoted to the position of Senior Architect for IT Security at Home Depot, in charge of the entire company’s security architecture. In May of 2014, Mitchell was convicted of sabotaging the network of his former employer.

Google will stop supporting climate change science deniers, calls them liars
Ars Technica - Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt today said it was a “mistake” to support the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group that has said human-created climate change could be “beneficial” and opposes environmental regulations. Schmidt said groups trying to cast doubt on climate change science are "just literally lying."

Mainstream Media Experiments With “Virtual Reality” Journalism
Kit Daniels - The largest U.S. newspaper publisher is experimenting with Facebook’s virtual reality headset to allow readers to experience a news story in a 3D immersive environment, but one expert warns the technology could lead to “virtual propaganda” which misleads viewers.

A Deep Web Service Will Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You
Motherboard - 'Dead Man Zero' [deep web link] claims to offer potential whistleblowers a bit more peace of mind by providing a system that will automatically publish and distribute their secrets should they die, get jailed, or get injured.

eBay XSS password-stealing security hole "existed for months"
Graham Cluley - Last week an alarm was raised about a security hole on the eBay website which had caused at least one potential purchaser to be transported to a password-stealing scam instead of an auction page flogging an iPhone.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Man Dies After Being Doused with Agent Orange Ingredient in Backyard
Dr. Mercola - He was immediately struck with nausea and breathing problems, and his condition rapidly deteriorated until he died shortly thereafter. The punishment for this criminal trespass: nothing but a silly slap on the wrist - it's time to fight back.

Experimental GMO Drug-Making Crops Grown with Little Oversight
Dr. Mercola - Genetically modified crops, including those that contain pharmaceuticals, are often grown right next to traditional crops with little regulatory oversight.


Winter is Coming: Getting Your Vehicle Prepped for Emergencies
The Organic Prepper - According to all predictions, this winter will be a repeat of last year, or perhaps even worse. Most of the country can expect extreme cold, an abundance of snow, and a longer-than-normal winter. It may be only September, but that first storm of the year can sneak up on you.


Nation’s Worst Cancer Doctor Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud
AllGov - The one-time respected oncologist was caught lying to patients about their health, telling some who did not have cancer that they did in order to give them unnecessary chemotherapy treatment just so he could bill Medicare for the procedure.

Exposure to triclosan, parabens in pregnant women disrupts male fetal development
(NaturalNews) Some of the chemicals in shampoos, toothpastes, soaps, deodorants and skin creams are so detrimental to your health that they can even disrupt fetal development in pregnant women.

Big Pharma invents 'Sluggish Cognitive Tempo' disease to drug millions more children
(NaturalNews) The drug industry has come up with yet another phony mental illness that it says afflicts as many as 2 million children: "Sluggish Cognitive Tempo," or SCT, one of the most ridiculous counterfeit diseases yet.

New study that claims to debunk the bra-breast cancer link ironically confirms it
(NaturalNews) The National Cancer Institute hired the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to determine whether bras are linked to breast cancer. A primary purpose of the study was to prove that bras are not linked to breast cancer, which kills about 40,000 in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society.

John D. Rockefeller’s American Cancer Society Never Meant to ‘CURE’ Cancer
Natural Society - Did you realize that all conventional methods of killing cancer have only a 3% overall ‘cure’ rate? Chemotherapy and radiation not only have low cure rates, but they also kill healthy cells and often make cancer worse, when this is completely unnecessary because most cells can be reverted into healthy, non-damaging cells with the right treatment.

Naturopathic Doctor Uses Nutrition To Cure 8-Year Old of Cancer After Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiation Failed - After surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, an eight year old was still fighting for her life with subsequent brain tumors and given weeks to live. Her parents frantic search for alternatives led them to a naturopathic doctor who cured her with nutrition.

Forbidden Medicine: Hemp Seeds Treat Tuberculosis
Natural Society - In 1955, the Tuberculosis Nutrition Study (TNS) in Czechoslovakia declared that hemp seed was the only food that could cure tuberculosis. After 30 years of research, they discovered a high protein diet was necessary for successfully treating TB. The edestin protein found in hemp seed is considered to be the closest to human globulin, easily digested, and was considered the very best protein for treating TB.

6 Notoriously Misleading Food Terms Used To Trick Consumers
Natural Blaze - Our modern-day food industry has become quite the debacle, with chemicals being sprayed all over our fruits and vegetables, to genetically modifying to processed food. As a result, the world has seen a large resistance to modern-day food practices, and the resistance continues to grow for good reason.

Even ‘Natural’ Sodas with ‘Real Sugar’ Being Sold with GMO Sugar
Natural Society - It should come as no surprise that companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi, and others are putting GMO sugar in sodas, and then calling them natural. These companies are involved with the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (the political front of biotech and food manufacturers that support GMOs).

Another Independent Study Confirms Monsanto’s RoundUp Chemicals are Lethal, Even in Small Doses
Natural Society - Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide du jour – RoundUp – is utterly killing us. What’s more – it kills us in much smaller servings than the Agriculture industry is dishing out in its common GMO and pesticide spraying practices, and it is made stronger by the additional chemicals used in the RoundUp formula.

Monday - September 22, 2014 - Today in History:

1789 - The U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster General.
1862 - President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It stated that all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.
1914 - Three British cruisers were sunk by one German submarine in the North Sea. 1,400 British sailors were killed. This event alerted the British to the effectiveness of the submarine.
1949 - The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb successfully.
1961 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.
1966 - The U.S. lunar probe Surveyor 2 crashed into the moon.
1980 - A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale war.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly and voiced a new hope for arms control. He also criticized the Soviet Union for arresting U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff.
1988 - Canada's government apologized for the internment of Japanese-Canadian's during World War II. They also promised compensation.
1990 - Saudi Arabia expelled most of the Yememin and Jordanian envoys in Riyadh. The Saudi accusations were unspecific.
1992 - The U.N. General Assembly expelled Yugoslavia for its role in the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1994 - The U.S. upgraded its military control in Haiti.
1998 - The U.S. and Russia signed two agreements. One was to privatize Russia's nuclear program and the other was to stop plutonium stockpiles and nuclear scientists from leaving the country.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton addressed the United Nations and told world leaders to "end all nuclear tests for all time". He then sent the long-delayed global test-ban treaty to the U.S. Senate.
2005 - John Roberts' nomination as chief justice cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 13-5 vote.
2008 - The U.S. Mint unveiled the first changes to the penny in 50 years, with Abraham Lincoln's portrait still on the front, but new designs replacing the Lincoln Memorial on the back.

World News

Retired admiral urges US to keep nukes in Europe for Russia
Press TV - A retired US Navy admiral says the United States should keep its nuclear weapons in European countries in the wake of Russian activities in Ukraine.

Russia more likely to attack US than China: Former CIA contractor
Press TV - Kelley made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday when asked about a warning given by a top US Navy commander about a potential attack by Russian and Chinese submarines on the US.

Turkish security troops clash with Kurds, as thousands flee ISIS (VIDEO)
RT - The separatist Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is classed as a terrorist organization by Istanbul, called for a solidarity demonstration on Sunday, after 70,000 Kurds crossed from Syria in just 24 hours.

Saudi Arabia sends warplanes to Yemen to counter revolutionaries
Press TV - Saudi Arabia has reportedly deployed warplanes to Yemen in a bid to confront revolutionary Ansarullah forces, sources say.

Scottish independence stolen: Petition demanding referendum be re-held reaches 70,000 signatures in one day - It may have been the largest turnout in UK history with a majority vote of 'No', but thousands are demanding a revote because of "strange occurrences", that have already been dismissed as examples of vote rigging.

More US troops in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source
AFP - A second deployment of United States troops arrived in Liberia on Sunday as part of an eventual mission of 3,000 soldiers helping its beleaguered health services battle the Ebola outbreak.

Liberia warns of total collapse of its government due to Ebola outbreak
(NaturalNews) The death toll from Ebola is surging in West Africa, and officials in Liberia are warning that the entire country could collapse from the devastation.

Military Plant In East Ukraine Devastated By Massive Explosion; Kiev Accuses Russia Of Using Tactical Nuke
Zero Hedge - Last night’s headlines crowed in bright red flashing text that Russia and Ukraine had (once again) agreed a cease-fire and terms over the borders between the two nations. Perhaps not surprisingly, mere hours later, Ukraine is claiming that Russia has broken the truce… with the use of a tactical nuclear weapon at Luhansk airport.

Moscow sees thousands march for peace in eastern Ukraine
RT - Huge crowds of protesters took to the streets of the Russian capital to demand peace in Ukraine, in the biggest opposition rally in half a year.

Russia FinMin Calls For Shift Away From US Treasurys Into BRIC Bonds, Settlement In Non-Dollar Currencies
Zero Hedge - Speaking on the sidelines of an annual investment forum in the Black Sea town of Sochi, Mr. Siluanov said the Finance Ministry wants to diversify its investment basket, and is looking for higher yields without too much risks. He said the ministry will consider buying papers issued by Brazil, India, China and South Africa, which along with Russia are known collectively as the Brics countries.

The PetroYuan Cometh: China Docks Navy Destroyer In Iran's Strait Of Hormuz Port
Zero Hedge - AP reports, for the first time in history, China has docked a Navy Destroyer in the Southern Iranian port of Bandar-Abbas - right across the Straits of Hormuz from 'US stronghold-for-now' Bahrain and UAE.

Police investigating alleged electoral fraud at polling stations in Glasgow after people find their votes had already been cast
Daily Mail - Police in Glasgow are investigating ten cases of suspected electoral fraud. Voters turned up at polling stations to find that people had already voted using their names. Glasgow City Council confirmed that there had been 10 instances where people had gone to vote and found their names had already been crossed off the list.
* Related Video: Smoking Gun Evidence of Vote Being Rigged!

French farmers torch tax office in Brittany protest
BBC - The farmers say they cannot cope with falling prices for their products. A Russian embargo on some Western goods - imposed over the Ukraine crisis - has blocked off one of their main export markets. About 100 farmers first launched an overnight attack on an insurance office outside Morlaix, which they set light to and completely destroyed, officials said.

Pharmaceutical Giant Dumps Live Polio Virus into Belgian Water
Mikael Thalen - Employees with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) dumped more than 45 liters of concentrated live polio into the water at a Belgian treatment plant earlier this month according to a statement from health officials.

‘Liable for damage’: Families of Germans killed in MH17 crash to sue Ukraine
RT - The families of German citizens killed in the Malaysian plane crash in eastern Ukraine are planning to sue the Ukrainian authorities in the European Court of Human Rights, accusing them of manslaughter by negligence.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Blackwater-like contractor seeks to legalize private police in the U.S.
Activist Post - This is probably the scariest development in law enforcement, ever, and I don't say that lightly. If you thought no-knock SWAT raids to serve warrants for non-violent crimes was the epitome of tyranny, wait until you get a load of private mercenaries conducting special forces-type raids on American citizens.

Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag?
Activist Post - Fear-mongering is sinister. It's reprehensible. It's longstanding US policy. So are false flags.

CDC warns universities to prepare for Ebola pandemic
(NaturalNews) Students traveling abroad to Ebola-stricken countries like Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria or Sierra Leone run the risk of bringing the virus back to US campuses. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now urging all US colleges to implement additional safety measures to prevent accidental spread of Ebola.

'War on Ebola' called for by government officials mirrors previous 'wars' on 'poverty,' 'drugs' and 'terror'
(NaturalNews) The U.S., it seems, is always fighting wars -- wars against drugs, wars against poverty, wars against terror, wars against... fill in the blank. Now, it appears, we have launched a new war, the war against Ebola.

Obama administration ‘blocking’ information from the press – AP
RT - Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an Associated Press bureau chief says. In some cases, it surpasses the secrecy of the George W. Bush administration.

Wanted: US puts $10 million bounty on killers of journalists
RT - Although the parents of slain journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were warned of possible federal charges if they paid a ransom to their jihadist captors, the US Senate has approved a reward for information on the killers.

Up to 40 Americans who fought alongside ISIS have returned home, says congressman
RT - Up to 40 radicalized US citizens who have fought alongside terrorists of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) have already returned to the United States and could pose a real terrorist threat, says Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.).

Shocking Anti-Islam Ad Campaign Coming To New York City Buses And Subways
Zero Hedge - ...some 100 New York City buses will soon carry jarring anti-Islamic posters which feature photos of an ISIS beheading victim, his alleged executioner, Adolf Hitler, declare "Yesterday's moderate [Muslim] is today's headline" and proclaim "It's not Islamophobia, it's Islamorealism" as part of an "educational campaign."

College Student Forced to Remove American Flag from Balcony, ‘Could Offend Foreign People’
Breitbart - A San Diego State University sophomore was forced to remove an American flag from his balcony after apartment managers said foreigners could find the display offensive.

Federal Appeals Court Ridicules Florida Cops For Using SWAT Team To Check On Barbershop Licenses
AlterNet - Disney World is not the only fantasyland in Orange County, Florida, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, which Tuesday issued a remarkable ruling slamming the sheriff and a state barbershop inspector for imagining they needed—and then using— a SWAT team in a police raid to see if haircutting licenses were valid.

Grandma Shot By Police While Reaching For Her Grandchild During A DEA No-Knock Raid. No Drugs Found
Liberty Crier - Lilian Alonzo, the grandmother shot late last month during a DEA drug raid at her apartment, was picking up an infant when a bullet ripped through her arm and entered her torso, her son told the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL
The Atlantic - Several studies have found that the romantic partners of police officers suffer domestic abuse at rates significantly higher than the general population. And while all partner abuse is unacceptable, it is especially problematic when domestic abusers are literally the people that battered and abused women are supposed to call for help.

Economy & Business

Presenting The Two-Tier Market: Mapping Europe's Microwave Tower Network
Zero Hedge - The creator of the map thinks that it "should make some noise," although considering the vast financial resources and power over politicians the HFT lobby has, we wouldn't be surprised if, quite quickly, this latest story is promptly disappeared. After all, the last thing retail investors need to be reminder of every day, is that there is a rigged market for frontrunning, predator HFTs, and then a market for everyone else, i.e., the prey.

This Is Why China Russia & China Are Now "The Enemy"
Zero Hedge - The suppression of gold prices is essential at all costs to the Anglo-American banking interests. The saber rattling and attempts to lure Russia and China into military conflict are about who controls the financial world.

The Big Picture For Gold And Silver
Zero Hedge - Tocqueville's John Hathaway delves into the darker corners of today's gold markets while Mike Maloney reminds us of the big picture behind gold and silver as wealth insurance. The failure of a monetary system is never a smooth road - it is rocky and undulating, with twists and turns that don't appear on any map. But the destination is always without question, despite suppression efforts: Gold will inevitably respond to an expanding fiat currency supply. That simple.

A Plan to Convert the US Dollar to Gold as Money
Activist Post - This Five-Step plan, first published in Jan-2010, has my original ideas, but builds on the work and concepts from many prior writings. Economist Ludwig Von Mises noted the true advantage of a gold standard when he said; ‘a managed fiat money must become a plaything of politics.’ My plan ends the government and Fed monopoly on control and issuance of money, and makes ‘weight of gold’ the unit of account.

Veteran News

White House fence jumper was being treated at Fort Hood
Blacklisted News - An Iraq war veteran who was arrested after jumping a White House fence suffers from PTSD, his former stepson told CNN Sunday.

Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing"
Zero Hedge - Of the stories in the past two days, there is hardly anything more bizarre than that of Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, a veteran had served three tours in Iraq — and relatives said served as a sniper — managed to jump over the White House fence, sprinted more than 70 yards across the Northern Lawn, got to the front double doors of the North Portico, turned the brass knob and stepped inside the vestibule.

Energy & Environment

"Climate March" Hides Real Culprits and Real Solutions
Tony Cartalucci - Not surprisingly little in terms of actual solutions are mentioned by the organizers and instead the march is meant to set the stage for political and financial deals to be made at the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris, France. Organizing the march are institutions funded by the very governments and corporate-financier special interests that have helped create devastating environmental and socioeconomic disasters across the planet over the past several decades in the first place.
* Related: NYC stages world's ‘biggest ever’ climate change march (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

UN climate change: 1000 scientists say no
Jon Rappoport - It’s a shocking 321-page report assembled by The Climate Depot: “More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims.” It names names. It lists reasons for the dissent. Reality is engineered consensus. But when that doesn’t work, “experts” just assert there is a consensus when there isn’t.

Science & Technology

Google Acts Like Privatized NSA: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
Common Dreams - Google's practices are "almost identical" to those of the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the GCHQ, Julian Assange has said.... "It makes more than 80 percent of its money collecting information about people, pooling it together, storing it, indexing it, building profiles of people to predict their interests and behaviors and then selling those profiles principally to advertisers, but also to others."

The Navy Routinely Spies on Citizens Then Helps the Police Prosecute Them
Motherboard - It's not just the NSA: A Federal Appeals Court has just noted a disturbing and "extraordinary" trend of the Navy conducting mass surveillance on American civilians, and then using what they find to help local law enforcement prosecute criminals.

Tiny Humanoid Robot Learning to Fly Real Airplanes - The little robot in the picture above is a PIBOT, a small, very low-cost humanoid (actually a Bioloid Premium from Robotis). It's been slightly modified to be able to work the controls of a scaled-down, simulated aircraft cockpit, as in the pic above. PIBOT is able to identify and use all of the buttons and switches and stuff that you'd find in the cockpit of a normal light aircraft designed for humans...


2 essential survival items under $12
Graywolf Survival - Prepping can sometimes cost a lot of money and a lot of you really like when I post about gear (even though you really should be spending your time and money on skills more than stuff).

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Winter Gardening Tips: Best Winter Crops and Cold-Hardy Varieties
Mother Earth News - Don’t limit your harvests to summer! No matter your region, you can grow cold-hardy winter crops that have proved they can take biting temps. Just follow these winter gardening tips from one of the foremost four-season gardeners in the country.

Nature fights back: Monster hogweed plant causes blindness to humans
(NaturalNews) Giant hogweed, which resembles a giant parsley plant, can grow up to 14 feet tall and produce 5-foot-wide leaves. It can also cause severe burns, scarring and even blindness to those who do nothing more than touch it.


Scam Alert: Hospitals All Over America Are Wildly Inflating Medical Bills
Economic Collapse - The next time you visit a hospital, it is your wallet that may end up hurting the most. All over the United States, it has become common practice for hospitals to wildly inflate medical bills. For example, it has been reported that some hospitals are charging up to 30 dollars for a single aspirin pill.

Vitamin C for taming tension, burning fat, and much more
(NaturalNews) If you have undesirable fat around your midsection or would like to support cardiovascular health or reduce diabetic symptoms, vitamin C can help. Not only does it improve stamina, boost immunity, lessen stress response and curtail inflammation, but it also encourages insulin sensitivity and lowers concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) -- a biomarker which suggests heart disease risk.

Vitamin D hailed in the fight against heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes
(NaturalNews) Scientific research bodies extolling the amazing virtues of the prohormone vitamin D have been published in rapid succession to explain the preventive mechanism shown to prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

Healthy diet at midlife lowers risk of dementia by 90%
(NaturalNews) While studies in the past have acknowledged the role that specific foods play in mental wellness and the reduction of age induced problems such as dementia, a new study looks at the diet as a whole. The findings are a strong indicator that what you eat during midlife will have a powerful impact on brain activity, strength and function as you enter your senior years.

Pea protein is one of the best all-round protein supplements
(NaturalNews) Protein supplements can be a great addition to a healthy diet. This is due to their ability to provide essential and branched-chain amino acids in a highly absorbable form. While there are many different protein sources only a few are of high quality. Pure pea protein is one of the best all-round protein supplements.

Why Is China Having Measles Outbreaks When 99% Are Vaccinated?
Green Med Info - China has one of the most vaccination compliant populations in in the world. In fact, measles vaccine is mandatory. So why have they had over 700 measles outbreaks from 2009 and 2012 alone? The obvious answer is the the measles vaccines are NOT effective.

Over 700 infants potentially exposed to TB at Texas hospital
RT - At least 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis in the nursery area of a Texas hospital. The babies were put at risk of catching the contagious disease by a member of staff who was infected, health officials said.

Vitamin B1 deficiency can cause permanent brain damage and coma, but is rarely diagnosed
(NaturalNews) Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is one of eight distinct members of the B complex, which helps maintain or improve brain and nervous system functioning and liver health, and resist the effects of stress on the immune system.

8 habits that have hijacked your hormones
(NaturalNews) Hormone dysfunction is a very common concern and is becoming so problematic that hormonal cancer and disease are becoming commonplace in our society. Whether it is breast cancer, prostate cancer, or hypothyroidism, there are some very distinct habits that have been major contributors to these diseases, which we need to stop in order to get a hold on our hormones.

Synthetic Fabrics Host More Stench-Producing Bacteria
Dr. Mercola - After a workout, odor-causing bacteria collect in polyester shirts far more so than in cotton shirts according to new research... Nanoparticles, including nanosilver, may be added to shirts to fight bacteria, but they may come out of the shirt during washing, leading to potential environmental harm. Synthetic clothing may contain perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) for stain proofing, endocrine-disrupting nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE), and even toxic triclosan to kill bacteria.

Pet News

Why It's a Good Idea to Look at Your Pet's Eyes Each Day
Dr. Becker - If you don't take a couple of moments and look carefully at your pet's eyes each day, you could be missing important clues that might signal this painful condition that can result in loss of vision. Watch out for these 7 changes in your pet's eyes.

Friday - September 19, 2014 - Today in History:  POW - MIA DAY - We Will Not Forget!

 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.
 1983 - Lebanese army units defending Souk el-Gharb were supported in their effort by two U.S. Navy ships off Beirut.
1986 - U.S. health officials announced that AZT, though an experimental drug, would be made available to AIDS patients.
1988 - Israel successfully launched the Horizon-I test satellite.
1990 - The POW/MIA flag was first recognized by Public Law 101-355 in 1990.
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.
2002 - President George W. Bush asked Congress for authority to use military force if necessary to disarm and overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein if he did not abandon weapons of mass destruction.
2008 - Struggling to stave off financial catastrophe, the Bush administration asked Congress for $700 billion to buy up troubled mortgage-related assets from U.S. financial institutions.
2010 - The BP oil well that had spilled hundred of millions of oil into the Gulf of Mexico was sealed with a permanent cement plug.

World News

Spain, Italy, Belgium: Battle lines drawn for independence after Scottish vote
RT - The Scots have lost their stab at independence by a tiny 10-percent margin. Analysts predicted that only a ‘yes’ vote would send waves throughout Europe, but the dire economic situation of other independence-seeking regions can’t be eclipsed so easily.

Stock markets, Sterling rejoice as Scotland votes ‘No’
RT - European stocks rallied to a 6½-year high after Scotland rejected independence in favor of unity, with London’s FTSE 100 Index reaching a 14-day high. The UK pound rallied to a 17-day high.

Israel vows support for US-led ‘coalition against ISIL’
Press TV - Following Wednesday talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington, Lieberman’s office said in a statement that the Tel Aviv regime was “available to the US should it ask for help” in what was called the battle against ISIL Takfiri militants.

ISIL a US Trojan horse for regime change in Syria: Analyst
Press TV - “What the US cannot let go of is that they have their own interests. This has nothing to do with ISIS (or ISIL), which they have funded and trained, and nothing to do with peace and stability in the region,” Daniel Patrick Welch, American journalist and author, told Press TV in an interview on Thursday.

Throats slit: Ebola health team, journalists brutally killed in Guinea
RT - The bodies of eight people – including three journalists – were found in Guinea after an Ebola health team came under attack two days ago, officials said. Meanwhile, the UN plans to deploy a special mission to fight the virus in the worst-hit countries.

U.N. Agenda 21 Testing Ground: Malaysia's 10 Ideas For Sustainable Development
Activist Post - The full implementation of Agenda 21 is nearing completion as the global Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations are set on a 2015 timeline. There are already many hints available at the wide-scale transformation set to take place, as multiple locations in the United States continue doing battle with the arrival of sweeping bureaucratic code enforcement.

Obama declines to give Ukraine 'lethal aid' despite Poroshenko's plea
RT - President Barack Obama has declined to supply Ukraine with “lethal aide” despite the passionate plea for more military equipment that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made to Congress earlier on Thursday.

New ‘ISIS’ Propaganda Video Plays Right Into US/UK Hands Once Again - Comment: The new ‘ISIS’ video is incredibly transparent. It plays right into the hands of the US/UK once again by allowing critics of Obama’s plan to be demonized as ISIS propagandists. There’s no better PR firm for Washington’s agenda in the middle east than ISIS itself!

On Word ISIS Beheadings Planned, Australian Police Sweep Homes in Nation’s Largest ‘Terror Raid’
The Daily Sheeple - The Australian is reporting that a series of anti-terrorism raids took place today in Sydney and Brisbane on word that Islamic State supporters were planning to publicly execute people there. Some 800 of police officers took part in the raids, arresting 15 men in what represents the largest anti-terrorism operation in the country’s history.

Sotloff Spokesman: Obama Admin “Bullied And Hectored” Family; “Shot Us Down At Every Opportunity”
Steve Watson - In new ISIS video British hostage says “I’ve been abandoned by my government”. The spokesman for the family of murdered American journalist Steven Sotloff has once again hit out at the Obama administration, accusing the president and his insiders of being uncooperative and bullying, and scaring the family into softening efforts to rescue Sotloff from the hands of ISIS terrorists.

Kerry: Syria Uses Chlorine Gas Despite Chemical Weapons Agreements
RIA Novosti - US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of breaking global agreements on the use of chemical weapons, Agence France-Presse reported on Thursday.

CNN Reports on 110% Turnout in Scottish Independence Vote
RIA Novosti - In a news broadcast, the CNN television channel in a news report Thursday evening broadcast a graphic showing that Scotland has given the independence referendum 110 percent.
* Related:
What Happens When Scottish Voters Give It Their 110%, According To CNN

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
AP - In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Terronoia Theater Presents: Staged ISIS Attacks
Tony Cartalucci - The FBI has foiled yet another entirely fabricated terror threat of its own creation, with missing mechanisms in two firearms provided to a potential terrorist being the only thing that prevented this latest case of entrapment from going "live."

Breaking Bread: Student Punished for Sharing Lunch
Activist Post - Eighth grader Kyle Bradford of Weaverville Elementary School had no idea that breaking bread with a fellow student would cause such an uproar.

Former CIA deputy director says Khorasan more threatening than ISIS
Kurt Nimmo - Group kept under wraps until now adds new dimension to war on terror. Mike Morell, a former deputy director of the CIA, told CBS News there is a terror group that poses a more serious and direct threat to America than ISIS.

Former Navy SEAL: Over 90 Percent Of Troops Do Not Support Obama
Daily Caller - According to former U.S. Navy SEAL Carl Higbie, over 90 percent of troops disapprove of President Barack Obama. Higbie made the comments to “On The Record” host Greta Van Susteren Wednesday.

Ship from Liberia with Sick Passengers Docks in Louisiana…But Don’t Worry
The Daily Sheeple - Stop worrying. Our government has an iron grasp on the situation. You just don’t understand the finer points of all this stuff. They may not be closing our borders. They may be knowingly bringing in people who could be infected. But they have your best interests at heart, and they’ll take care of you.

Report: Cali. Lead Ban to Triple Ammo Prices
Kit Daniels - California’s upcoming ban on the use of traditional lead ammunition could triple the price of all ammunition in the state, forcing many gun owners to give up shooting, according to a report by a firearm trade association.

Man Calls Cops To Report Vandals At His Home, They Show Up And Kill Him - Martin died within moments, and the officers were cleared of all charges and allowed to return to their jobs without any sort of independent investigation.

Deputy Tases Handcuffed Man Repeatedly: "You Wanna Do This The Hard Way???"
Activist Post - In yet another example of brazen police brutality, a Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy has been videotaped repeatedly tasing a handcuffed man.

Happy Constitution Day! Ninth Circuit Affirms That It’s Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo
Daily Caller - It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

Economy & Business

Bitcoin ATMs coming soon to New Hampshire - In about a month, New Hampshirites will be able to convert cash to bitcoins via new bitcoin ATMs popping up in the state. But what can you buy with a bitcoin?

The Dow And S&P 500 Soar To Irrational Heights – Meanwhile The Ultra-Wealthy Rush To Buy Gold Bars
Economic Collapse - Did you know that the number of gold bars being purchased by ultra-wealthy individuals has increased by 243 percent so far this year? If stocks are just going to keep soaring, why are they doing this?

Veteran News

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year.
Please take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.


Science & Technology

Spying and storing: Assange says 'Google works like NSA'
RT - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky News.

‘Interceptor’ cellphone towers found near White House, Senate
Washington Times - Mysterious “interceptor” cellphone towers that can listen in someone’s phone call despite not being part of any phone networks have turned up near the White House and Senate. A company that specializes in selling secure mobile phones discovered the existence of several of the towers in and around the nation’s capitol.

Giant MQ-4C Triton surveillance drone flies across the United States
Ars Technica - With a wingspan of 130 ft, it will join others to “provide near worldwide coverage” in 2017.

Home Depot estimates data on 56 million cards stolen by cybercrimnals
Ars Technica - The cybercriminals that compromised Home Depot's network and installed malware on the home-supply company's point-of-sale systems likely stole information on 56 million payment cards, the company stated on Thursday.

Apple reveals new operating system it claims is police-proof
RT - Following revelations that the NSA, in cooperation with various telecom companies, was spying on private communications, Apple Inc. has released new technology that it says cannot be compromised by the police.

Tech Firm: More Than 15 Stingray Phone Trackers Operating In D.C.
Mikael Thalen - Mobile security experts discovered what appears to be more than 15 IMSI catchers, commonly referred to as Stingrays, throughout the Washington D.C. area this week.

Mystery Surrounds Unexplained Cellphone Tower in NC
Paul Joseph Watson - Questions are being asked about a strange communications tower disguised as a tree which was discovered by a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina after media reports of fake cellphone towers popping up across the country which are being used at surveillance devices.

Nowhere To Hide As Minority Report-Style Facial Recognition Technology Spreads Across America
The Daily Sheeple - It aims to eventually replace fingerprinting with a complex array of biometrics, assigning everyone with a “Universal Control Number”, in what sounds like a plotline from a sci-fi movie. And it won’t just be the FBI using this database.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Kiss Your Grass-Fed Beef Goodbye! GMO Grass About to Be Approved
Natural Society - The maker of genetically modified RoundUp-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass will soon conduct field trials at the homes of employees. Will the grass soon tkae over?

14 Genius Ways To Recycle Used Coffee Grounds
Natural Blaze - Coffee is good for more than just waking you up in the morning! Take a look at this list and find the perfect recycling tips and tricks so you can enjoy your coffee again – even after you’ve finished enjoying your morning cup of Joe!


16 Tips For Going Off Grid! Do What You Love and End Debt
Natural Blaze - Do what you LOVE! Stop following the path of debt slavery which chains you to a mortgage and living your life paycheck to paycheck just to make the bills for the month, and STILL have NOTHING left over for you and your family to enjoy life with.


Enterovirus Cases Confirmed in Southern California Are State’s First Diagnoses - The spread of the disease to California was expected, state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman said. As of Wednesday, 18 other states had confirmed 153 cases total cases of the virus, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Properties of Pomegranate Now Includes Helping Diabetics
Green Med Info - While pomegranate enjoys high standing as far as its culinary status, most folks don't realize how wide a wide range of health benefits this 'super food' actually possesses, with a staggering 100+ of them identified so far through's research indexing project.

Top 5 plant based foods that improve your digestion
(NaturalNews) Digestive health could easily be touted as one of the most important aspects of your health. Unfortunately, our digestive systems have been compromised due to a highly refined and nutrient deficient food supply, various toxins, and stress. The good news is that digestive balance can be restored by eliminating gut menacing habits and introducing these foods to significantly aid in the digestive process.

Soy consumption linked to tumor growth in breast cancer
(NaturalNews) Breast cancer patients who consume large amounts of soy may make the disease worse, according to a study conducted by researchers from Georgetown University and the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on September 4.

The Negative Effects of Cortisol
Natural Blaze - Cortisol is a hormone that is absolutely crucial for life. Without it we would not be able to survive. However, when we live in chronic strain, worry, and stress the adrenal glands produce relatively high amounts of cortisol. The problem with cortisol is that our bodies are not meant to be exposed to these relatively high amounts for long periods of time.

Ten Minutes of Intermittent Movement for Every Hour of Sitting May Counteract Ill Health Effects of Prolonged Sitting
Dr. Mercola - Prolonged sitting significantly impacts your cardiovascular and metabolic function. The combination of excessive sitting and inadequate exercise has been shown to double men’s risk of heart failure.

The 5 Biggest Myths Your Doctor Keeps Telling You About Joint Pain - Many Doctors continue to misinform patients on both the causes of joint pain and treatment necessary to alleviate it. The cure to joint pain is not about popping a few pills and resting your tush in the hopes the pain will go away. This is only suppresses the symptoms of millions who are given this advice, only to later find their condition has progressed further.

What the CDC Won’t Tell You About SV40, Polio Vaccines and Cancer
Truthstream Media - The public was kept in the dark for decades about tens of millions of polio vaccines laced with SV40, and its implications for the widespread epidemic of cancer.

Can Vitamin C Cure Ebola?
Green Med Info - If there were a drug that worked on Ebola you should use it. There isn't. There is only vitamin C. But you must be extremely careful what you believe, because, as it ever was, the Internet is full of dangerous loonies. For almost a decade now, the OMNS has reported on nutritional therapies; we leave the medical politics to one side and work from the facts. Here are the facts about vitamin C and Ebola.

Medical University: Single Flavanoid (Found in 6 Foods) Reduces Cognitive Impairment Drastically
Natural Society - A single flavanoid known as rutin can protect the brain against cognitive damage. This is great news for those suffering from cognitive impairment.

10,000 American Toddlers now Taking Amphetamine Based ADHD Drugs
Natural Blaze - In a far beyond sick release of information, it has been revealed that toddlers can be prescribed amphetamines including, Ritalin, Adderall, and ‘ADHD medications’ legally. There is no rule against it, and apparently some people do not have the moral depth to understand the consequences of giving amphetamines to a mind in a stage of development that early.

Are you consuming the 9 most genetically modified foods?
Natural Blaze - You care about your health, and you’re also vigilant of the fact that foods that have been genetically modified have been shown to cause allergies, organ failure, and general toxicity.

Pet News

The Surprising Differences Between Dog Lovers and Cat Lovers
Dr. Becker - Are "dog people" and "cat people" really different? According to this 600-participant study, the answer is yes. From insights about your personality, the type of environment you prefer, and your intelligence, you may be surprised to find out just how different you are.

Thursday - September 18, 2014 - Today in History:

1763 - The Boston Gazette reported that the 1st piano had been built in the U.S.. The instrument was named the spinet and was made by John Harris.
1793 - U.S. President George Washington laid the actual cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.
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.
1891 - Harriet Maxwell Converse became the first white woman to ever be named chief of an Indian tribe. The tribe was the Six Nations Tribe at Towanda Reservation in New York.
1947 - The United States 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.
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.
2009 - Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in defiance of Iran's Islamic leadership, clashing with police and confronting state-run anti-Israel rallies.

World News

Scottish independence referendum LIVE UPDATES
RT - Scottish voters go to the polls on Thursday to choose whether or not to break away from the UK and form an independent state. The ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns have been neck-and-neck in the pre-ballot polls.

As Scots Mull Independence, Spain's Catalonia Emboldened
Breitbart - If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.
* Related Video: Catalan Demonstration for Independence

NATO stages Black Sea naval drills
RT - NATO is launching exercises in the international waters of the Balkans, with warships and troops of several member countries also “visiting” Bulgaria until September 22. It comes as a new submarine enters service in the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

Ebola epidemic spawns black market in survivors’ blood
RT - As the deadly Ebola virus continues to ravage a wide swath of Western Africa, some of the infected are turning to an illicit trade in survivors’ blood, despite warnings from the World Health Organization.

Ebola outbreak to continue for another 18 months, warn scientists
(NaturalNews) The World Health Organization (WHO) may be vastly underestimating the final death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak, according to data compiled by scientists working on behalf of the federal government.
* Related: Ebola death toll passes 2,400, WHO pleads for more aid to West Africa

Russia, Egypt seal preliminary arms deal worth $3.5 billion
StratRisks - Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on Wednesday.

Terror from Middle East, Africa on way to Europe - Egypt president
RT - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned there is a chance of conflicts in the Middle East and Africa spilling over to Europe, and has called for a “comprehensive strategy” in combatting the threat.

Former minister in Viktor Yanukovich's parliament is thrown in a rubbish bin after Ukraine ratifies economic ties with the European Union
Daily Mail - Zhuravsky, now a member of the Economic Development Party, authored a controversial bill in January severely tightening restrictions on anti-government protesters. In the past, he authored a bill criminalising libel. It came as Ukrainian MPs pledged to ratify a key pact with the EU and voted in favour of a plan to offer the separatist eastern part of the country limited self rule.

The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence. Scotland’s North Sea Oil Reserves
Global Research - David Cameron and the British media have been freaking out about the potential Scottish independence. They’ve blathered on about “history”, “common defense” and other red herrings. But it’s really all about oil … Specifically, if Scotland becomes independent, it gets to keep 90% of the revenues from its huge oil reserves.

UN Security Council to Hold a Meeting to Investigate MH17 Crash: Russian Mission
RIA Novosti - UN Security Council will hold a meeting Friday to investigate the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN announced Wednesday.

$30mn bounty set to identify who shot down MH17 in Ukraine
RT - $30 million will be given to those who help identify the perpetrators of the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 on board, said an independent German fraud investigation company.

Venezuela on alert over mysterious, deadly disease - The deaths of 10 people in the past week of a mysterious disease in several cities in Venezuela, including the capital of Caracas, have caused panic within the population and has prompted doctors to sound the alarm.

No nuclear waste: Fuel of future produced at Russia's high-tech underground plant
RT - Russia’s ‘Breakthrough’ energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world’s only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Manchin: Obama's Plan To Train Syrian Opposition Costs $100K Per Rebel
Breitbart - On September 16 Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) blasted President Obama's request for $500 million to train 5,000 Syrian rebels, saying the breakdown on the money works out to "$100,000 per [rebel]" for one year.

DHS Chief: Ability to Detect Terrorists in U.S. Hindered by Illegal Population
Breitbart - U.S. Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, while testifying before a House panel today, indicated that the government’s ability to detect terrorists inside the homeland is hindered by sanctuary cities that shelter illegals.

NBC’s idea of home invasion defense: Bug spray, treat burglar ‘like royalty’
Liberty Unyielding - A veteran police officer appeared a few days ago on NBC’s “The Today Show” to give defense tips against home invasions. A few of the tips contradict one another, one was illegal, and none of them included the use of firearms. The NRA had a better idea.

Congress poised to approve Obama’s Iraq-Syria military strategy amid skepticism
Washington Post - The House on Wednesday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization even though lawmakers in both parties remain deeply skeptical about its chances for success.

The US is now involved in 134 wars or none, depending on your definition of ‘war’
StratRisks - The White House spent much of last week trying to figure out if the word “war” was the right one to describe its military actions against the Islamic State.

Navy removes destroyer's top three commanding officers mid-deployment
RT - In an extremely rare move, the US Navy removed a ship’s top three commanding officers from their posts while it is at sea. The Navy is conducting an investigation into the command climate aboard the USS James E. Williams (DDG-95).

What you're not being told about the USA Freedom Act
Blacklisted News - The current “gutted” version of the U.S.A. Freedom Act (S. 2685) will only serve to legalize government’s currently illegal surveillance of innocent civilians. A coalition of whistleblowers & civil liberties organizations published a letter calling on members of Congress to reject the empty reform.

Bloomberg Receives French Award for Supporting ‘The Ideals of Liberty’
Mikael Thalen - Elites reward one another for a job well done. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveled to France this week to receive the country’s top civilian honor. The “Legion d’Honneur,” an award that “embodies the ideals of liberty,” was given to Bloomberg by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Tuesday at the Quai d’Orsay.

Man Humiliated by TSA After Cologne Sets Off Bomb Detector
Paul Joseph Watson - Jean Marie Occean was traveling with his wife and young daughter when the TSA ordered him into a private room after his hands tested positive for explosive chemicals. It subsequently turned out that the cologne Occean had purchased at a local department store was responsible for the alarm.

Parents Say Four Cops Beat Their Twelve-Year-Old Girl, Left Her In Hospital
Liberty Crier - Four plainclothes Galveston police officers beat a 12-year-old girl in the head in her own yard, beat her with a flashlight, accused her of being a prostitute and threatened to shoot her puppy, while responding to a call about white prostitutes, the girl’s parents claim in Federal Court. The girl, an honor student, who was dressed in gym shorts and a T-shirt when the cops beat her, is black.

US police get antiterror training in Israel on privately funded trips - At least 300 high-ranking sheriffs and police have traveled to Israel for privately funded seminars in what is described as counterterrorism techniques.... Shakeel Syed, executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, described the tactics he sees American police use today as “a near replica” of their Israeli counterparts.

Collective Bargaining Protects Police Wrongdoing
Freedom Foundation - Due to collective bargaining disciplinary provisions, police officers engaged in wrongdoing are able to evade consequences by appealing unsettled grievances to a third-party arbitrator.

Children In Florida To Be Given Satanic Information
The Daily Sheeple - A group called the Satanic Temple is to start distributing information about their practices and beliefs to school children in Florida.

Economy & Business

VIDEO: House passes bill to audit Federal Reserve
The Hill - Passed 333-92, the bill would require the comptroller general to conduct an audit of the Federal Reserve's board of governors and banks within one year and submit a report to Congress on the findings. A total of 106 Democrats joined all but one Republican in support of the measure.

Treasury Dept. Ignores Fraud Charges and Awards Comerica 5 more Years of Providing Benefit Cards to Elderly and Disabled
AllGov - The Center for Public Integrity found that an “aggressive” marketing campaign by Comerica and the Treasury Department resulted in a million Americans being sent “Direct Express” benefit cards—used to distribute Social Security and disability payments—to people who didn’t need or request them. This resulted in a financial gain for the bank, given that card fees are much higher than direct deposit into an account, which many of the card recipients already had.

Occupy group abolishes nearly $4 million in student loan debt
RT - On the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, an offshoot group announced that it has erased $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt.

New Record: Pound of Ground Beef Tops $4 for First Time
CNS News - Although the overall Consumer Price Index dropped by 0.2 percent in August, the price index for food rose 0.2 percent, with the average price for a pound of ground beef rising to $4.013 per pound–the first time it has ever topped $4 per pound.

Veteran News

US Air Force to allow atheists to omit ‘God’ from reenlistment oath
RT - The US Air Force is changing the instructions for its reenlistment pledge after an atheist airman was initially denied the ability to re-enlist because he refused to use the word “God” in his oath of office.

Science & Technology

MasterCard tests Orwellian national ID card on Nigeria
(NaturalNews) The march toward enslaving the world's population by a handful of globalist statists and corporations continues, with the latest chapter unfolding, of all places, in Nigeria, compliments of MasterCard.

Biggest attack on Website hit by 10 Gbps DDoS
RT - has been hit with the most powerful DDoS attack in the website's history, which reached 10 Gbps in strength. No group has claimed responsibility. RT has experienced cyber assaults in the past, prompted by its reporting on Manning and WikiLeaks.

Pocket-Sized Surveillance Drone Can Fly Through Windows
Paul Joseph Watson - A new pocket-sized surveillance drone endorsed by the US Air Force which could ultimately end up in the hands of law enforcement can fly through open windows and reach other confined spaces.

New Radar Gun to Catch Texting Drivers - A Virginia company is developing a radar gunlike device that would help police catch drivers as they text. The technology works by detecting the telltale radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cellphone, said Malcolm McIntyre of ComSonics.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Pandemic Preparedness: The world's most powerful antiviral herbs and natural medicines revealed in free audio recording
(NaturalNews) The much-anticipated Episode Six of the free online audio course Pandemic Preparedness has just been released. This episode features a detailed discussion of the world's most powerful antiviral herbs and natural medicines, many of which have been used for thousands of years to save lives during plagues and disease outbreaks. The full online course is available now for free at


Shining secret that makes silver precious for your health
Daily Mail - 'Research has shown that silver is a powerful antimicrobial agent that is non-irritating and non-toxic,' says Valerie Edwards Jones, professor of microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University. 'Recent studies have shown that silver can kill up to 650 species of pathogenic microbes.
* Related: Heard about the colloidal silver 'Blue Man?' Here's why the scare story is public relations fraud

11 Surprising Factors That Mess With Your Memory
Dr. Mercola - Fear of losing your mind is a pervasive, fear. Among Americans, the notion of losing mental capacity evokes twice as much fear as losing physical ability, and 60 percent of US adults say they are very or somewhat worried about memory loss.

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Brain Shrinkage
Dr. Mercola - Poor sleeping habits cause both brain damage and brain shrinkage, and may even accelerate onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Lack of sleep has also been linked to obesity and hormone alterations

6 causes of autism and a multi-faceted approach to treatment
(NaturalNews) Alternative treatments, including diet, nutritional supplementation, environmental medicine, auditory training, and behavior therapy have been useful in alleviating the symptoms related to autism, and in some case, completely reversing them. But what core factors can cause autism, and what approaches can be used to remedy it?

Are smoothies really so healthy? Here's how to make sure yours are
(NaturalNews) Smoothies are popular these days. We drink them as an alternative to unhealthy drinks or as a meal replacement. But are they really healthy? They can be.

Avoid These Foods, They Switch Off Your Body's Inner Allergy Fighters
Dr. Mercola - Since food allergies appear to be closely linked to abnormal gut flora, courtesy of antibiotics (and other chemicals) in food, it would be wise to not only avoid known allergens, but to also avoid foods known to kill beneficial gut bacteria.

10 Essential Benefits of Drinking Water, Staying Hydrated
Natural Society - Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to stay healthy and maintain a proper body weight, but most of us are dehydrated without realizing it.

Secondhand Smoke from E-Cigarettes Contains Toxic Metals, Researchers Say
Dr. Mercola - Separate research found e-cigarette vapor contains metals including tin, copper, nickel, and silver, silicate beads, and nanoparticles, sometimes in amounts greater than you might be exposed to from smoking a conventional cigarette. Secondhand e-cigarette aerosol contains at least 10 chemicals identified on California's Proposition 65 list of carcinogens and reproductive toxins.

Pet News

Half of All Cats Over 10 Suffer from This, and This One Got Lucky
Dr. Becker - The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital is one of just three veterinary hospitals in the US able to perform kidney transplants, and one special cat was a recent recipient of the surgery.

Pet Food Fraud Again
Susan Thixton - Two years ago a study found eight of 21 pet foods contained an animal protein ingredient that wasn't listed in the pet food label. Now, another study has been released finding 20 of 52 pet foods contained an animal protein not listed on the label. When will authorities hold manufacturers accountable?

Wednesday - September 17, 2014 - 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. The Rebel advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.
1911 - The first transcontinental airplane flight started. It took C.P. Rogers 82 hours to fly from New York City to Pasadena, CA.
1930 - Construction on Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam, began in Black Canyon, near Las Vegas, NV.
1937 - At Mount Rushmore, Abraham Lincoln's face was dedicated.
1939 - The Soviet Union invaded Poland. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.
1944 - Operation "Market Garden" was launched by Allied paratroopers during World War II. The landing point was behind German lines in the Netherlands.
1947 - The first U.S. Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, was sworn in to office.
1953 - The Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, LA, successfully separated Siamese twins. Carolyn Anne and Catherine Anne Mouton were connected at the waist when born.
1962 - U.S. space officials announced the selection of Neil A. Armstrong and eight others as new astronauts.
1976 - NASA unveiled the space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, CA.
1984 - 9,706 immigrants became naturalized citizens when they were sworn in by U.S. Vice-President George Bush in Miami, FL. It was the largest group to become U.S. citizens.
1984 - Gordon P. Getty was named the richest person in the U.S. His fortune was $4.1 billion.
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.
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.
2001 - Wall Street trading resumed for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks - its longest shutdown since the Depression; the Dow lost 684.81 points, its worst one-day point drop to date.
2003 - New York Stock Exchange chairman Dick Grasso resigned amid a furor over his $139.5 million pay package.
2011 - A demonstration calling itself Occupy Wall Street began in New York.

World News

Russia: ‘Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists’; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists
CNS News - Russia on Tuesday accused the West of ignoring its warnings about the growing terrorist threat in Syria, and claimed that the moderate rebel front – the one the Obama administration wants to arm as part of its anti-ISIS strategy – “no longer exists.”

Al-Qaeda seeks to unite Islamic Front ahead of US airstrikes in Syria
RT - Al-Qaeda has urged militant groups in Iraq and Syria to put their differences aside and unite against a US coalition which will strike against the Islamic State (IS). There are reports that IS has gone underground following the US airstrike announcement.

Washington's Bait-And-Switch: NATO Armed Kiev Under Cover Of Ceasefire
Zero Hedge - Just over ten days ago, as the pro-independence forces in east Ukraine were on the march with significant gains on the battlefield, a ceasefire was signed in Minsk, Belarus. It turns out to be a grotesque sleight of hand...

Dozens of children feared dead after being injected with 'tainted’ measles vaccine in Syria
The Telegraph - As many as 36 children were reported to have died excruciating deaths last night after receiving tainted measles vaccines under a UN-sponsored programme in the rebel-held north of Syria.

German virologist says world has lost Sierra Leone and Liberia to Ebola; should focus on containing disease
(NaturalNews) A prominent doctor from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany, says the window has officially closed on containing the Ebola outbreak, apart from massive international assistance.

Russia to boost Crimea troop numbers, worries over military build-up at borders
RT - Russia is going to increase its military presence on the Crimean Peninsula as “the situation in Ukraine has escalated sharply,” Russian Defense Minister announced.

Ruble plunges to new lows, authorities tell Russians not to panic
AFP - Russian authorities told people not to panic on Tuesday as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West over Ukraine, new sanctions and falling oil prices.

Canada Hits Russia with New Sanctions Over Ukraine
RIA Novosti - The Canadian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday unveiled new sanctions against Russian military officials, defense companies and largest state-owned lender Sberbank.

New Sanctions Against Russia Could Deal Big Blow To ExxonMobil - On Friday, the United States and the European Union imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow’s intervention in eastern Ukraine and following its annexation of the Crimean peninsula in March. The goal is to clamp down further on the Russian economy, but it will significantly affect the drilling plans of western oil giants ExxonMobil and BP.

Syria gains ground against ISIL
Press TV - The Syrian army continues to destroy foreign backed militants’ hideouts in Eastern Ghouta near Syrian capital Damascus.

Scottish independence exclusive: Millions of banknotes sent to Scotland in case Yes vote sparks run on ATMs
The Independent - Britain’s banks have been quietly moving millions of banknotes north of the border to cope with any surge in demand by Scots to withdraw cash in the event of a Yes vote in Thursday's independence referendum, it has emerged.

6,000 U.N. peacekeepers not trained to fight Ebola
WND - As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, dubbed “World War E,” rages out of control, the United Nations is admitting the approximately 6,000 peacekeepers still in Liberia are not trained in health care operations.

Ocean hits record high for radioactive Strontium at all 6 locations near Fukushima reactors
ENENews - This newly published data shows record levels of Strontium-90 have been detected at all 6 seawater monitoring locations in front of the destroyed reactors. At 3 of 6 locations levels are around triple the previous record set last year.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

CCHR Says Congress Should Look at Conflicts of Interest of Psychiatric Studies the VA Relies Upon Regarding Veteran Suicides, Sudden Deaths and Psychotropic Drugs
Citizens Commission on Human Rights, the nation's leading mental health watchdog, in its latest article, says that Congress should look into possible conflicts of interest on the part of psychiatrists whose antidepressant studies that the Veterans Administration relies upon, as it may provide answers to why suicides linked to antidepressants and sudden deaths from antipsychotics are not being investigated.

US will have ‘many more’ 9/11s if it fails to act against Islamic State – House Rep
Rt - If the US fails to attack Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, the country could face the prospect of “many” terrorist attacks similar to September 11, a top-ranking Democrat says. It comes as the House debates arming Syrian rebels to fight IS.

Call your Rep TODAY: Vote ‘NO’ on Military Aid to Syrian ‘Rebels’
Washington’s Blog - It is now beyond dispute that the U.S. and its allies have armed ISIS and its allies. That hasn’t worked out so well …

Mike Brown jury gets extension, charges for Ferguson officer may be delayed until January
RT - A St. Louis judge has granted an extension to the grand jury that has been tasked with deciding whether to charge a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. The jury now has until January 7 to decide on an indictment.

LA School District Police Get Armored Vehicle, Grenade Launchers
Paul Joseph Watson - Questions are being asked as to why the Los Angeles School District police needs equipment previously used in Iraq after officials admitted they had acquired a 20-foot-long armored vehicle as well as grenade launchers from the U.S. military.

Pentagon: US ground troops may join Iraqis in combat against Isis
The Guardian - The Pentagon leadership suggested to a Senate panel on Tuesday that US ground troops may directly join Iraqi forces in combat against the Islamic State (Isis), despite US president Barack Obama’s repeated public assurances against US ground combat in the latest Middle Eastern war.

Angry McCain Admits Meeting With ISIS, Scolds Rand Paul For Not Knowing Terrorists
Steve Watson -“Has Rand Paul ever been to Syria? Has he ever met with ISIS?” In a weak effort to smear Rand Paul, war hawk Senator John McCain attempted to argue that the Kentucky Senator doesn’t have the authority to disagree with US policies regarding ISIS because he hasn’t met up with members of the terror group, unlike McCain himself.

HuffPo: Raise Taxes and Bring Back Draft to Fight ISIS
Kurt Nimmo - H.A. Goodman, a regular at The Huffington Post, Salon and a former State Department employee, believes the only way to fight the Islamic State is to confiscate more hard-earned dollars from the American people and bring back conscription.

Illegals rushing border fearing U.S. crackdown
Washington Examiner - The summer lull in illegal border crossings from Mexico is about to give way to a rush of even more immigrants in a frenzy of fear that Washington is about to shut the door, according to several Hispanic leaders.

Texas Man Gets Prison After Smuggling Grenades for Mexican Cartel
Breitbart - Texas border man who smuggled grenade launchers for drug cartels has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison. On Monday evening in McAllen, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced 27-year-old Erik Perez Bazan to 75 months in prison and a three year term of supervised release.

Obama renews call for gun control on anniversary of Navy Yard shooting
The Hill - President Obama called on Americans to renew the push for gun-control legislation in a statement Tuesday marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

Girl Suspended for ‘Drug Possession’ After Teachers See Pot Reference in Personal Diary
Mikael Thalen - “It was a personal notebook. It wasn’t a school notebook she had to turn in,” Grayhorse told the Springfield News-Leader. “She didn’t write anything about being in al-Qaida, she didn’t write about giving (marijuana) to anybody else, so why did she receive such a harsh punishment?”

FBI Investigates: Teen In A Coma After Cop Deploys Taser During Routine Traffic Stop
Adan Salazar - Medical team had to resuscitate teen after he stopped breathing for five minutes. A 17-year-old boy went into a coma and is in critical condition after a Missouri police officer Tasered him into compliance during a routine traffic stop.

Economy & Business

Janet Yellen Trolls America’s Poor: Tells Them It Is Important To Get Rich
Zero Hedge - The Fed Chairman has some words of encouragement for the tens of millions of Americans who live at or below the poverty level, including that threatened with extinction class, affectionately known as "the middle." Her message? Build assets, or said otherwise... get rich.

United Airlines Offers Up To $100,000 If Workers Leave - United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline.

Energy & Environment

The Number Of Volcanic Eruptions Is Increasing And That Could Lead To An Extremely Cold Winter
Economic Collapse - The number of volcanoes that are erupting continues to rise, and scientists cannot seem to explain why this is happening. In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we have ever seen in a single year, and this increased activity has carried over into 2014.

Odile Poised to Bring Catastrophic Flooding to Southwest US - Odile will unload tremendous rainfall over a large part of the Southwest United States that will run off the mountains and into the desert valleys and plains through the end of the week. According to Western Weather Expert Ken Clark, "There is the potential for devastating, catastrophic and historic flooding in this scenario."

Science & Technology

Watch out, California’s self-driving car permits take effect today
Ars Technica - On Tuesday, permits for self-driving cars issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) took effect for the first time. Applications for the permits began in May 2014. Only the Volkswagen Group (which includes Volkswagen and Audi cars among others), Mercedes Benz, and Google have been issued permits for their 29 total vehicles.

MIT/DARPA: “Cheetah” Robot Runs and Jumps, Untethered, Across Grass
Blacklisted News - Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds. As it ramps up to top speed, a cheetah pumps its legs in tandem, bounding until it reaches a full gallop.

Lack of Net Neutrality Threatens Unbiased Journalism – Deadline for Net Neutrality is Fast Approaching
Natural Society - A mere 6 corporations already control 90% of all media – that includes television, magazines, newspapers, Hollywood movies, and even, to some degree, the Internet. Now things may get worse with our most free information resource.

New Social Network For “Elites” Has $9,000 Membership Fee - Are you a 1-percenter who needs a safe social media outlet to talk about your first-world problems, without the risk of alienating your commoner friends? Now you have an alternative to the impoverished unwashed masses of Facebook. Enter, an exclusive digital country club — essentially, Facebook for rich people.


Feds Say Cannabis Is Not Medicine While Holding The Patent on Cannabis as Medicine
Ben Swann - For those who believe in marijuana and cannabis freedom, the future has never been brighter. Right now there is an awakening to the benefits of cannabis for medicinal purposes, specifically something called CBD oil. But is the new CBD craze being manipulated by media and politicians? If it weren’t we wouldn’t need to do a show about it.

Key antioxidant and trace mineral compounds that improve blood sugar stability
(NaturalNews) When we eat sugar or carbohydrates our digestive system converts these larger molecules into glucose, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and taken to cells throughout the body. Blood sugar fuels cells, keeping them healthy, making it critical to maintain stable blood sugar levels. Key antioxidant and trace mineral compounds have been shown to improve blood sugar stability.

How fruit can naturally reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
(NaturalNews) An apple a day can help keep cardiovascular disease (CVD) away. In fact, a seven year study out of China indicates that you can cut your risk of CVD by up to 40% by eating a piece of fruit every single day, and the more you eat the more you can reduce your disk of cardiovascular disease.

Study links processed table salt to autoimmune disease
(NaturalNews) Processed foods and the loads of nutrient-stripped salt that they typically contain could be a leading cause of autoimmune disease, according to new research. Scientists from Yale University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany found that excess consumption of refined and processed salt increases one's risk of developing conditions like asthma, eczema, alopecia and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Nestlé Removes GMO Ingredients from Baby Foods in South Africa, Not USA
Natural Society - Why has Nestlé removed GMOs (genetically modified organisms) from baby foods and formulas in South Africa and not in the United States?

Indigenous Chinese Herb Regrows Hair By Halting Cell Suicide
Natural Society - An herb indigenous to China, dong quai, in addition to treating fatigue and high blood pressure, has now been shown to naturally regrow hair.

Tuesday - September 16, 2014 - 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.
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.
2002 - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced that Iraq had unconditionally accepted the return of U.N. weapons inspectors.
2004 - Hurricane Ivan plowed into the Gulf Coast with 130 mph wind and a major storm surge; Ivan was blamed for at least 115 deaths, 43 in the U.S.
2007 - A deadly shooting in Baghdad involving the U.S. security firm Blackwater USA left 17 Iraqi civilians dead.
2008 - The federal government announced an emergency $85 billion loan to rescue AIG, the world's largest insurance company.

World News

US launches first ‘offensive’ airstrike on ISIS near Baghdad
RT - The United States launched at least one airstrike against Islamic State militants near Baghdad on Monday, marking the expansion of the US military campaign against the extremist group. The airstrike was reportedly requested by Iraqi forces under attack.

US envoy to Ukraine caught posting fake images on Twitter
RT - US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has been caught posting unverified images on his Twitter feed Monday, as he was showing off the ongoing US-Kiev military exercises in Ukraine.

Israel nixes drone deal with Ukraine to not anger Russia – report
RT - Israel’s Foreign Ministry blocked the proposed sale of military hardware to Ukraine to avoid a strain in relations with Russia – even after the country’s Defense Ministry approved the transaction – Israeli media reported. The deal with Kiev included UAVs.

'Secure West Point training': Ukrainian battalion leader lists US tour plans
RT - The leader of the Donbass volunteer battalion, who actively fought in eastern Ukraine, has arrived in Washington with ambitious plans to talk with American politicians, ask for material support and even secure training at West Point for his commanders.

YouTube: America "Attacking" The Terrrorists It Fostered - James Corbett on Press TV
James Corbett appears on Press TV to discuss the new American-led coalition to attack ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq. He discusses the hypocrisy of a country that has actively helped to foster, train, equip and aid these terrorists presuming to then lead a military expedition against them.

US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles military's mission in Africa
Daily Mail - The Obama administration said late Monday night that the U.S. military will set up a command post in Monrovia, Liberia, the Ebola outbreak's epicenter.

200,000 from Ebola countries have visas to enter U.S.
Washington Examiner - “Based on State Department nonimmigrant visa issuance statistics, I estimate that there are about 5,000 people in Guinea, 5,000 people in Sierra Leone, and 3,500 people in Liberia who possess visas to come to the United States today,” said Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Liberia fires 10 government officials who fled the country fearing Ebola
(NaturalNews) Six assistant ministers, two deputy ministers and two commissioners have left Liberia "without an excuse." The Ebola pandemic, which has taken the lives of more than 1,100 in Liberia alone, has government workers running for their lives.

The Ebola Epidemic Silver-Lining: IMF Bailouts For Everyone
Zero Hedge - All three major Ebola-suffering countries were already in bailout programs ($200mm loan in 2012 for Guinea, $100mm loan for Sierra Leone, and $80mm credit facility for Liberia) but with the "world community taking forever to respond," The IMF is happy to step in and secure some assets / lend over $100mm more to each nation to fill financing gaps.

Computer Models Tell Us That This Ebola Pandemic Could Soon Kill Millions
Economic Collapse - We could potentially be on the verge of the greatest health crisis that any of us have ever seen. The number of Ebola cases in Africa has approximately doubled over the past three weeks, and scientific computer models tell us that this Ebola pandemic could ultimately end up killing millions of us - especially if it starts spreading on other continents.

No need for Arab states to strike ISIL: Iraqi president
Press TV - The remarks by President Massoum come as certain Arab states have been among the main supporters of the Takfiri militants over the past years.

Iran refuses to help 'self-serving' US fight ISIS
RT - Iran has refused an offer from the United States to join a global alliance preparing to combat Islamic State militants, according to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

US-led military drill begins in western Ukraine
Press TV - According to the US army, the troops come from 12 NATO members, including Germany, the UK, Poland, Norway and Canada, as well as non-members Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova. The eleven-day drills will take place near the western city of Yavoriv and will not involve the live firing of weapons.

Sanctions against Russia could spur $150 oil – Former BP chief
RT - Western sanctions against Russia, coupled with ongoing political instability in Libya and the advance of ISIS militants in Iraq, could leave the global oil supply exposed and push up oil prices to $150 per barrel, former BP chief Tony Hayward has warned.

UK rules out trying to save Briton held by ISIS
RT - Britain has said it will not try and rescue one of its citizens who has been threatened with execution by Islamic State. The country’s Foreign Minister said nothing would be done because "we don't know where he is, it's as simple as that."

Ron Paul: Will The Swiss Vote To Get Their Gold Back?
Liberty Crier - On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB’s assets.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama Fourth President in a Row to Go on Prime-Time TV to Announce Bombing of Iraq
AllGov - Obama is the fourth president in a row to go on television and tell his fellow Americans that the skies over Iraq will soon be filled with U.S. warplanes laden with enough ordnance to turn some village into kindling.

U.S. Pushes Back Against Warnings That ISIS Plans to Enter From Mexico
NY Times - As the Obama administration and the American public have focused their attention on ISIS in recent weeks, conservative groups and leading Republicans have issued stark warnings like those that ISIS and other extremists from Syria are planning to enter the country illegally from Mexico.

Obama Admits ISIS Beheading Videos Help White House Agenda
Paul Joseph Watson - A New York Times report concerning Barack Obama’s military policy towards Islamic State paraphrases the President as acknowledging the fact that the recent spate of ISIS beheading videos has helped the White House galvanize public opinion behind Washington’s policy in the middle east.

Breaking: Benghazi Documents Scrubbed in State Department Basement
The Daily Sheeple - A former State Department official has come forward with a shocking – and damning – allegation about the Benghazi scandal. Sharyl Attkisson at The Daily Signal broke the story today.

Flashback: Ebola Goes Airborne, Causes Outbreak in Medical Lab
Kit Daniels - A mutated Ebola virus likely spread through the ventilation system of a Virginia medical lab in 1989 and infected dozens of monkeys in separate research rooms, highlighting the current potential of an airborne Ebola strain killing millions of people.

Obamacare Leaves Family “Shocked and Horrified” by Medical Expenses
The Daily Sheeple - For the last nine years, Curran’s family has been covered under a private health insurance plan provided by her husband’s employer. That plan was affordable, and the family was never denied coverage for a claim. Obamacare changed everything.

Economy & Business

Ron Paul's 'Audit the Fed' returns to Congress
(Washington Times) Ron Paul may not be in Congress anymore, but his “Audit the Fed” bill lives on after him. House Republican leaders scheduled a vote on the legislation for sometime in the next week, as one of a series of pre-election bills designed to highlight lawmakers’ stances just before they go home to face voters.

GM receives 125 death claims for ignition defect
CNBC News - General Motors announced Monday that it has received 445 claims related to its faulty ignition switches, 125 of which include a death.

Energy & Environment

German Scientists Ridicule New York Climate Conference As Major World Leaders Decline To Show Up - As opposed to the UN General Secretary, many world leaders have obviously realized that the science is overheated. An increasing number of scientists are distancing themselves explicitly from the catastrophe mindset. After 16 years of no global warming, the basis for trust between policymaking and the IPCC scientists is sustainably disturbed.
* Related: People's Climate March' Tied to International Corporations

Global Un-Warming? Antarctic Sea-Ice Reaches Record High Levels
Zero Hedge - In what appears to be an awkward moment of uncomfortable fact, ABC reports satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent - the highest level of coverage since records began.

Reno, Sparks fire chiefs call for smart meter probe
RGJ - The Reno and Sparks fire chiefs are asking the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of smart meters installed by NV Energy on homes throughout the state in the wake of a troubling spate of blazes they believe are associated with the meters, including one recent fire that killed a 61-year-old woman.

Science & Technology

Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Facebook’s Messenger App
Michael Krieger - “Messenger appears to have more spyware type code in it than I’ve seen in products intended specifically for enterprise surveillance.”

How Wearable Smart Tech Will Control Your Life
(Truthstream Media) - IF you take your cues from propaganda outlets like TIME, wearable technology is what’s next in our lives and in a big way. Simply carrying around a cellphone — which is a really a complicated mini-computer in and of itself — won’t be fashionable or sensible for much longer.

FBI's facial recognition program hits 'full operational capability'
RT - The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Next Generation Identification System, a biometric database reliant on tens of millions of facial-recognition records, is now fully operational, the agency announced Monday.

Newly Revealed NSA Program Allows Online Global Internet Mapping
RIA Novosti - The NSA’s “Treasure Map” project is aimed at conducting global cyber attacks and mapping the Internet in its entirety to include end users’ devices, Der Spiegel has revealed.

Court blasts US Navy for scanning civilians’ computers for child porn
Ars Technica - A federal appeals court said the US Navy's scanning of the public's computers for images of child pornography constituted "a profound lack of regard for the important limitations on the role of the military in our civilian society."


When the CDC Tells Us to Prepare for the Ebola Pandemic, Things Are About to Get Real
The Organic Prepper - Are you ready for the possibility of an Ebola pandemic that will interrupt the day-to-day life of most Americans Because now, the CDC has issued a checklist and said that “Now is the time to prepare.” You can read the entire document HERE.


Heal your thyroid with natural compounds
(NaturalNews) One of the fastest rising health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain. Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15-30% of the population may have thyroid problems. Heal your thyroid with natural compounds that support the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenals and thyroid.

B vitamins, your mental health & your wellbeing
(NaturalNews) B vitamins are essential to many functions of the body. They aid in breaking down simple carbohydrates into glucose, the fuel for the brain and the body.

Office plants can increase productivity by 15% and improve overall well-being
(NaturalNews) The University of Exeter in England coordinated a study that concluded late summer 2014 on increasing office productivity by placing indoor plants in actual working offices.

Mammography False Alarms Linked with Later Tumor Risk
Dr. Mercola - One of the reasons why you must carefully consider the decision to have a mammogram is due to their high rate of false positives. A false positive occurs when a mammogram suggests a woman has cancer when none actually exists. In the US, the risk of having a false-positive test over 10 mammograms is a concerning 58 percent to 77 percent!

Scientists Find Oxygen-Rich Conditions Halt Spread of Breast Cancer
Natural Society - One new study indicates low-oxygen levels could be to blame for the spread of cancer, giving scientists clues to more effective treatments.

Statin Drugs Linked to Thyroid Cancer in Women
Green Med Info - A concerning new study published in the journal Clinical Epidemiology has found that "statin use is associated with thyroid cancer in female patients."

New Study: People with Sleep Apnea 3x more Likely to Get Cancer
Natural Society - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has just published a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine concluding that people with sleep disorders suffer from cancer three times more frequently, stroke 4 times more often, and a list of other diseases from pneumonia to depression than those who have a healthy sleep schedule.

Indigo Rose Tomatoes Contain An Antioxidant That Fights Diabetes, Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases - Not only do dark tomatoes turn heads, but they are also healthier than normal red varieties, according to plant scientists. Indigo Rose Tomatoes were cultivated by breeding red and purple tomato plants, and are being heralded as a new superfood with potent antioxidants.

Monday - September 15, 2014 - Today in History:

1775 - An early and unofficial American flag was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after the seizing of Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white word "Liberty" spelled on it.
1776 - British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
1789 - The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State.
1858 - The first mail service begins to the Pacific Coast of the U.S. under government contract. Coaches from the Butterfield Overland Mail Company took 12 days to make the journey between Tipton, MO and San Francisco, CA.
1923 - Oklahoma was placed under martial law by Gov. John Calloway Walton due to terrorist activity by the Ku Klux Klan. After this declaration national newspapers began to expose the Klan and its criminal activities.
1928 - Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum.
1935 - The Nuremberg Laws were enacted by Nazi Germany. The act stripped all German Jews of their civil rights and the swastika was made the official symbol of Nazi Germany.
1959 - Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in the U.S. to begin a 13-day visit.
1961 - The U.S. resumed underground testing of nuclear weapons.
1990 - France announced that it would send an additional 4,000 soldiers to the Persian Gulf. They also expelled Iraqi military attaches in Paris.
1994 - U.S. President Clinton told Haiti's military leaders "Your time is up. Leave now or we will force you from power."
2001 - President George W. Bush identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and told Americans to prepare for a long, difficult war against terrorism.
2008 - Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection – the largest in U.S. history.

World News

Obama threatens to oust Assad if US planes downed in Syrian airspace
Press TV - US President Barack Obama has threatened to wipe out Syria’s air defense system and topple the Syrian government if President Bashar al-Assad ordered his forces to shoot American planes entering Syrian airspace.

Over 2,700 Iraq air missions preceded Obama’s anti-ISIS campaign expansion
RT - The US Air Force and Navy had carried out over 2,700 missions against the Islamic State in Iraq, including more actual airstrikes than previously stated by the US administration, even before Obama’s expanded military campaign against the group had begun.

UK's Cameron resists calls for air strikes despite hostage killing
(Reuters) - Britain resisted pressure on Sunday to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Haines, a British hostage, and threatened to kill another Briton.

EU members purchased oil from ISIL: Official
Press TV - A senior European Union official has revealed that some EU member states have purchased oil from ISIL Takfiri militants despite their rhetoric against the group.

France begins reconnaissance flights over Iraq
Press TV - France has joined Britain in carrying out reconnaissance flights over Iraq in support of the US campaign against the Takfiri ISIL group.

Nearly 1,000 Frenchmen join jihad, dozens of women and kids 'stopped en route'
RT - About 930 France’s residents and citizens, including 60 women, are either already fighting in Iraq and Syria or are planning to go there, the country’s interior minister said. Dozens of women and children were stopped on their way there.

US-led military drill begins in western Ukraine
Press TV - The military drill, dubbed “Rapid Trident 14,” started early Monday near Ukraine’s border with Poland and involves 1,300 troops from over a dozen countries. According to the US army, the troops come from 12 NATO members, including Germany, the UK, Poland, Norway and Canada, as well as non-members Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova.

Russia’s 2nd Ukraine aid convoy of 200 trucks arrives in Lugansk
RT - All 200 trucks in Russia’s 2nd convoy carrying humanitarian aid for devastated areas of eastern Ukraine have arrived in the city of Lugansk after weeks of delays that occurred despite an agreement on relief corridors in the Minsk ceasefire deal.

Israeli military to discipline intel veterans over public refusal to spy on Palestinians
RT - The Israeli military has threatened disciplinary action against 43 veteran servicemen who signed an open letter refusing to spy on the Palestinians for the IDF’s elite military intelligence Unit 8200.

Three US Citizens Detained in North Korea
RIA Novosti - The Supreme Court of North Korea sentenced another US citizen, Matthew Todd Miller, for committing espionage, thus increasing the number of Americans held against their will in the country to three.

Over 2 trillion becquerels of radioactive waste flowed from Fukushima plant into Pacific in just 10 months
(NaturalNews) At least 2 trillion becquerels' worth of radioactive material flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean between August 2013 and May 2014, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted.

NATO members start supplying weapons to Kiev – Ukrainian Defense Minister
RT - NATO member states have started supplying weapons to Ukraine, the country’s Defense Minister said on TV. His comments came a few days after a similar statement by a Ukrainian presidential aide sparked a diplomatic scandal and a rash of denials.

Islamic State claims execution of UK hostage David Haines, releases video
RT - Islamic State jihadists have released a video which they claim shows the beheading of a 44-year-old British aid worker, David Haines, who has been held hostage since his abduction last year.

"Moderate" Syrian Rebels Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS; Iraq Defies US
Zero Hedge - First it was the 'broad coalition' that appeared a little narrower than President Obama explained to the world last week. Today, 2 more crucial aspects of the 'strategy' appear to be faltering. Despite the promise of $500 million to train "moderate" Syrian terrorist/rebels to fight ISIS, GlobalPost reports Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time.

ISIS daily profits from oil, theft, human trafficking exceed $3mn says report
RT - Islamic State radicals gain more than $3 million per day just from oil sales, while also earning huge sums from human trafficking and extortion, report US intelligence officials and experts. They are wealthier than any other terror group in history.

Investors pull $27bn out of UK in one month amid fears of Scotland’s exit says report
RT - Almost $27 billion of financial assets were pulled out of Britain in August in the run up to Scotland’s vote on independence, according to a new report by a London-based consultancy comparing the capital outflow to the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008.

Diabolical Deceptions, Dengue Fever and Dirty Nuclear Politics
Activist Post - The Japanese government may have been involved in hanky-panky by using dengue fever in order to scare the public away from gathering in Tokyo's major parks and prevent any huge anti-nuclear p

Toxic Glyphosate Herbicides Fly Under the EU’s Regulatory Radar
Sustainable Pulse - The widely used herbicide glyphosate has been judged ‘safe’, write Pete Farrer & Marianne Falck. But by the time it’s used, it’s in a ‘formulation’ with toxic surfactants, which escape EU regulation despite their known dangers. Germany alone has forbidden the use of the most dangerous surfactant – but is keeping its evidence secret.

‘Want to make yourself sick with McDonald’s? Pay more!’ Ecuador to introduce fast food tax
RT - Ecuador’s leftist president Rafael Correa is taking on US-owned fast food chains in a bid to combat the escalating obesity problem in the country.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Senators: Curbing NSA could help ISIS
The Hill - Critics of a proposal to reform the National Security Agency (NSA) say the rising threat of terrorism in the Middle East should give lawmakers pause as they consider harnessing the government’s spy powers.

21-agency mock nuclear explosion drill being conducted next week in Nebraska - Emergency planners are preparing for the worst next Tuesday and Wednesday. Regional West Medical Center is participating in a 21 – agency emergency disaster next week. The scenario? A nuclear explosion near Interstate 80.

U.S. government to buy 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits to prepare for full-blown global pandemic
(NaturalNews) The U.S. State Department has just put out a bid for 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits, announced a U.S. manufacturer called "Lakeland Industries." The company's press release, published at Yahoo Finance, reads...

'His hands were up!' New footage shows Ferguson witnesses reacting to teen's death (VIDEO)
RT - New footage of the moments just after Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown was killed by a local police officer indicates that a witness on the scene said the unarmed 18-year-old’s hands were raised while he was fatally shot.

VIDEO: Sandy Hook Mystery – Is Nancy Lanza Alive?
The Daily Sheeple - These videos have been censored and removed from sites like Daily Motion. Why is that?

Government threatened Foley family before son’s execution
Ben Swann - According to ABC News, Diane Foley, the mother of James, said they were threatened with lawsuits multiple times if they had gone through with paying the ransom. “We were told that several times and we took it as a threat and it was appalling.”

US govt warned Sotloff's parents of prosecution if they paid ransom - family spox
RT - The parents of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, who was killed by Islamic State extremists, were warned by the White House that they could face criminal prosecution if they paid a ransom to free their son, the family spokesperson told Yahoo News.

US failure to see Saudi role in 9/11 contributed to rise of ISIS – ex-senator
RT - Failure by the US to investigate Saudi Arabia’s connection to the 9/11 attacks is among the factors that led to the rise of ISIS, Bob Graham, a former senator and co-chairman of the official inquiry into 9/11, told The Independent in an interview.

Debunking the "The Saudis did 9-11" nonsense!
MIke Rivero - And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don't need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

Cop Slams Handcuffed Man Into Wall, Breaks Collar Bone
Liberty Crier - A Charlotte -Mecklenburg police officer has been charged with assault after slamming a suspect into a wall, according to CMPD. Police charged Jason Van Aken with assault inflicting serious injury and simple assault after he pushed suspect into a wall that was in handcuffs.

5 Reasons to Expect Police Brutality to Get Worse Before it Gets Better
The Daily Sheeple - Is police brutality and misconduct actually getting worse, or are portable video recorders allowing us to just now see what’s been happening all along? More importantly, is this situation going to improve any time soon?

Economy & Business

The U.S. National Debt Has Grown By More Than A Trillion Dollars In The Last 12 Months
Economic Collapse - The idea that the Obama administration has the budget deficit under control is a complete and total lie.

Kohl's And The Rest Of The Retailers Are In Deep Trouble
Zero Hedge - When you see the headlines touting strong retail sales, you need to consider what you are actually seeing in the real world. RadioShack will be filing for bankruptcy within months. Wet Seal will follow. Sears is about two years from a bankruptcy filing. JC Penney’s turnaround is a sham....

Inflation Watch: How Much $1 Used To Get You!
Zero Hedge - Despite promises that inflation is "contained," the dollar ain't quite what it used to be...

Energy & Environment

Living near fracking sites deteriorates health - study
RT - Those who live in close proximity to fracking sites exhibited a greater likelihood to suffer skin and respiratory problems than those who lived farther away from natural gas wells, according to a new study of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale region.

Desperate Californians steal water from fire hydrants as rich community pays half a million dollars for overwatering lawns
(NaturalNews) The ongoing water crisis in California has sparked an apparent crime wave in some parts of the state, with desperate residents illegally taking water from fire hydrants in the middle of the night to keep their lawns green and their animals happy.

Does this Video Contain The Best Evidence For Chemtrails?
The Daily Sheeple - This video may be proof positive that our government is engaging in a widespread campaign to manipulate our weather with toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

List of excuses for ‘the pause’ in global warming is now up to 52
Watts Up With That? - An updated list of at least 52 excuses for the 18-26 year statistically significant ‘pause’ in global warming, including recent scientific papers, media quotes, blogs, and related debunkings...

Fracking or drinking water? That may become the choice
CNBC News - Forty percent of countries with shale-rich deposits—the types where hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is used to extract natural gas and oil—face water scarcity in and around the shale deposits, according to the WRI report.

Accidental Bird Study Sounds Alarm About Common Unseen Radiation
Dr. Becker - It's radiation that surrounds us 24/7, coming from the things we consider essential for modern living. And the most stunning part is what can happen when levels are just 1/1,000th of the limit the World Health Organization defines as harmless.

Science & Technology

DARPA's Jet Pack Gives Supersoldiers a 4-Minute Mile
Activist Post - But no future soldier could be complete without a jetpack. The Arizona State University-DARPA project is called 4MM, for 4-minute mile. Similar to the goals of the Department of Defense's self-stated "Lucy" technology to create expert snipers from ordinary soldiers, the Jet Pack seen in the video below would create the highest level speed and endurance even where none existed before.

Action Alert! Keep the Internet FREE from FCC Regulation
Activist Post - There are many threats to our free and open Internet access, and we have made great strides in preventing some of them, but we need to be louder than ever now. For those who might not be familiar with what is at stake please read the following link, which contains a key video as well...

NSA, GCHQ have secret access to German telecom networks – report
RT - US and UK intelligence services have secret access points for German telecom companies’ internal networks, Der Spiegel reports, citing slides created in the NSA’s ‘Treasure Map’ program used to get near-real-time visualization of the global internet.

Your Car Isn’t - You paid for it – possibly making payments on it for years. It’s your car now . . . right? Maybe. But the data it contains effectively belongs to someone else. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at your owner’s manual – if you own (well, think you own) a new car.

Stanford engineers aim to connect the world with ant-sized radios - A Stanford engineering team, in collaboration with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna – no batteries required.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Build a Basement Root Cellar
Mother Earth News - Storing crops in a passively cooled basement root cellar is one of the most efficient ways to preserve food.


Researchers openly admit dengue vaccine would cause 7-fold spike in infections
(NaturalNews) A vaccine for dengue fever would actually increase rates of dengue infection over the first few years, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University and Clemson University, and published in the journal Epidemiology & Infection.

Quinoa's many health benefits
(NaturalNews) One of quinoa's biggest draws, particularly for vegetarians and vegans, is its considerable protein content. According to Self's "NutritionData," one cup of cooked quinoa contains 16 percent of our recommended daily allowance (RDA) of protein. (2) Moreover, this protein contains all eight essential amino acids, making quinoa a rare example of a plant-based complete protein source (most plant foods are deficient in some amino acids, such as lysine).

Your lymphatic system - why and how to get it moving
(NaturalNews) When the lymphatic system is not working properly, our bodies cannot remove toxins; fight viral, fungal, and bacterial disease; or regulate the amount of fluid in our tissues.

Pathogens on Planes: How to Stay Healthy in Flight
Dr. Mercola - Germs can linger for many days on airplane seats, tray tables, and door handles, but using these tips can help you avoid getting sick.

Elderberry Extract: Nature’s “Tamiflu”
Natural Blaze - The most important weapon against influenza that you can add to your herbal arsenal is elderberry extract. Whether you are concerned with the seasonal flu or the potential of a deadly strain of influenza becoming pandemic, elderberry extract is a vital addition to your vault of flu remedies.

7 Essential Foods for Your Gut
Organic Gardening - Your gut is like a forest, full of diverse life that—if kept in check—helps your whole natural system flourish. The problem is, food isn’t as simple as it used to be, and modern cuisine, even modern medicine like antibiotics, can do a real number on the biodiversity in your digestive tract—your beneficial bacteria.

Sapota Shown To Stop Cancer And 3-Fold Increase In Life Span - Sapodilla or sapota (chikoo) is a popular delicious tropical fruit in line with mango and kiwi. It has now joined the list of fruits that have proven anticancer properties.

New anti-obesity pill to help curb appetite of 78mn Americans
RT - US regulators have approved a weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third type of such prescription medication introduced in over 10 years, despite carrying some possible heavy side-effects of its own. [...] because the pill contains an antidepressant, the FDA said Contrave would carry a warning about the “risk of suicidal thoughts” when taking the medication.

Microplastics in Beer?
Natural Blaze - The researchers tested 24 brands of German beer for microplastics, and found that every last bottle was contaminated with the stuff. (Another gross-out factor: One brand even contained a nearly whole insect, and three had glass shards floating around.)
* Related: 10 most most popular brands and Widely used filtering material adds arsenic to beers

day - September 12, 2014 - 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.
1974 - Violence occurred on the opening day of classes in Boston, MA, due opposition to court-ordered school "busing."
1991 - The space shuttle Discovery took off on a mission to deploy an observatory that was to study the Earth's ozone layer.
2002 - President George W. Bush told the UN to confront the "grave and gathering danger" of Saddam Hussein's Iraq or stand aside as the U.S. acted.
2003 - Country musician Johnny Cash died at age 71.
2005 - Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown resigned, 3 days after losing his command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
2006 - In a speech in his native Germany, Pope Benedict XVI quoted from an obscure medieval text that characterized some teachings of Islam's founder as "evil and inhuman," unleashing a torrent of rage across the Islamic world.
2008 - A commuter train engineer ran a red light while text messaging on his cell phone and struck a freight train head-on in Los Angeles, killing himself and 24 other people.

World News

EU publishes Russia sanctions list: Energy, finance, defense targeted
RT - Arms producer Kalashnikov and oil giant Rosneft are among Russian companies hit by a new round of EU sanctions, which have come into effect Friday morning upon being published in the EU Official Journal.

CIA estimates 20k-30k fighters in Syria, Iraq after Obama pledges to destroy ISIS
RT - The Central Intelligence Agency believes the Islamic State militant group “can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters” throughout both Iraq and Syria, CNN reports.

Russia Warns Obama's "Two-Faced" Strategy In Syria Will Lead To "Huge Escalation In Middle East & Africa"
Zero Hedge - If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, LiveLeak reports that the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Europe's biggest rally ever? Up to 2 million Catalans march for independence
RT - Hundreds of thousands of Catalans have flooded the streets of Barcelona in the region’s national day to demand the right to vote on independence from Spain. The demonstrators have formed a big V in red and yellow, symbolizing “vote.”
* Related: Bankrupt Spain to spend 1 billion Euros on riot gear

Kiev, Ukraine militias exchange prisoners
RT - The prisoners’ exchange is underway between self-defense forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Ukrainian Army. A move was stipulated as one of the key issues of the Minsk ceasefire agreement reached between the two sides last week.

Liberia runs out of hospital beds as Ebola cases increase exponentially, overwhelming healthcare system
(NaturalNews) As West Africa's Ebola epidemic continues to worsen, local healthcare systems are being completely overwhelmed. In Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports, there is not a single bed available for any more patients.

Taxis are a dangerous source of Ebola virus infections in Liberia, WHO says
(NaturalNews) Hailing a cab could increase your risk of Ebola, especially if you live in West Africa. This is the latest warning from the World Health Organization (WHO), which says that both motorbike-taxis and regular taxis are "a hot source of potential virus transmission," and that people need to be wary of what they touch when they travel.

Finance, energy & defense sectors: EU and US set to impose new Russia sanctions
RT - President Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that new EU sanctions make no sense, as they are being introduced when Russia is making vigorous efforts to stop the bloodshed in southeastern Ukraine. “The EU doesn’t see, or prefers not to see, the real state of events in [Ukraine’s] Donbass and doesn’t want to know about the efforts aimed at settling the conflict,” Peskov said.

UK, Germany reject joint strikes against ISIL in Syria
Press TV - Some US allies, including the United Kingdom and Germany, have refused to join Washington’s planned military campaign against ISIL terrorists in war-ravaged Syria.

Turkey won’t allow US to use its bases against ISIL: Official
Press TV - Turkish government says it will not allow a US-led military coalition to use its air bases in order to launch attacks on ISIL terrorists’ hideouts in neighboring Iraq and Syria.

Syria, Russia oppose unilateral US strikes against ISIL
Press TV - Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said on Thursday that potential US airstrikes against the ISIL in Syria would be considered a gross violation of international law..... The Russian spokesman also accused the United States of double standards over its support for the opposition in Syria.

US, Saudis to target Syria’s Assad along with ISIL: Analyst
Press TV - Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia Thursday for talks with Arab leaders on how to fight ISIL. The trip is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to forge “a coalition of the willing” against ISIL. Saudi Arabia has agreed to an American request to provide a base to train what Washington and its allies call “moderate” elements within the Syrian insurgency.

Ebola: South African woman arrested at Lagos Airport - DailyPost has just been informed that a South African woman identified as Folswe Elizabeth Maria has just been arrested at the Lagos International Airport after showing signs of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease. Operatives at the airport arrested the woman when she disembarked from the Air Morok flight.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Militarized Police Storm NYC Streets in Post 9/11 Dystopia
Prison - Infowars Reporter Joe Biggs is in Times Square NYC on the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 surrounded by militarized police armed with M-4 assault rifles. A NYC resident says this has become the new norm in downtown New York.

"Million-Dollar Parking Spots" – Peak Stupidity Has Arrived In Manhattan
Zero Hedge - What will $1 million buy in New York City? A diamond-encrusted Cartier men’s watch. A small fleet of 2014 Bentley Continentals. Or maybe your very own parking spot in SoHo... "Parking is in serious demand and has proven an excellent investment with no sign of a decline."

NBC Reporter: Boots Already on the Ground in Iraq
Paul Joseph Watson - During his prime time speech last night, President Barack Obama vowed that no combat troops would fight on foreign soil in the pursuit of ISIS, an assertion contradicted by NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, who says that U.S. boots are already on the ground in Iraq.

ISIS Threat to America a Farce
Kurt Nimmo - In the wake of Obama’s speech on ISIS Wednesday, his former top counterterrorism adviser at the State Department, Daniel Benjamin, told The New York Times the ISIS threat is nothing less than a “farce.”

DHS Fines American – But Not Illegals – $5,000 For Crossing Border
Kit Daniels - The Department of Homeland Security has fined an American and a Canadian $5,000 each for crossing the U.S./Canada border, fines which are never assessed on thousands of illegal aliens who are detained by Border Patrol daily.

Firefighters Ordered To Remove American Flag Stickers – Days Before 9/11
Adan Salazar - Days prior to the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, several firefighters from a Chicago suburb were suspended after refusing to adhere to a controversial mandate issued by the station’s fire chief. On Tuesday, four Maywood firefighters revealed they had been suspended for displaying patriotic stickers on their helmets and lockers.

TSA Demands to Conduct Full Body Pat Down on Man After His Plane Already Landed
Paul Joseph Watson - TSA agents demanded to conduct a full body pat down on a man after he had already landed and was set to leave Denver Airport in a security mix up that was caught on camera.

San Diego School Police Given Mine-Resistant Military Vehicle By Pentagon
Steve Watson - The militarization of police in the US is now even extending into school police departments, as San Diego Unified School District Police are to receive a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle as part of the Federal Government’s program to hand down military equipment to domestic law enforcement.

Missouri Senate Votes to Override Gov. Nixon's Veto of Armed Teachers Bill
Breitbart - On September 10, the Missouri Senate voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's (D) veto of SB 656--the legislation to allow schools to train teachers to become "School Protection Officers" and carry guns with which to protect children on campus.

Missouri lawmakers override veto, approve 72-hour wait for abortions
RT - Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature voted late Wednesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s earlier veto of a bill that institutes a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion. Missouri now has the second-strictest waiting law in the US.

Watch: Second-Grader Reduced to Tears by Common Core Math Homework
Breitbart - My daughter is a banner roll student who has always had a passion to learn. Loves school and hopes to be a teacher when she gets big. She now spends hours each night crying, hiding and begging to not have to go back to school. Said that she doesn't want to be a teacher anymore because she doesn't like it anymore, school makes her cry and took the fun out of learning!

Economy & Business

Meet The Puppetmasters: Here Are The 25 Most Politically Influential Billionaires In The US
Zero Hedge - It has been said, correctly, if only by those who see beyond the false "left-right" paradigm, that those who call the shots in US politics, and thus American socio-economics, are not so much America's lobbying corporations, but the people behind the corporations - i.e., those who have the money... all of it.

How To Test For Fake Gold And Silver
Zero Hedge - In recent years, there have been extremely concerning cases of gold counterfeit, and investors that are not fully prepared can get duped. That’s why we worked with our friends at to put together this handy infographic list of ways to test for fake gold or silver.

FEMA demands Sandy victims repay $5.8M in aid
NY Post - After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane’s victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share.

Energy & Environment

Over 80% Of California Is Now In Extreme Drought
Zero Hedge - More than 80% of California is in extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and the state's condition isn't expected to improve in the near future; and 100% of California remains at least in drought for at least the 4th month in a row... and it's spreading to the rest of the nation.

Rapid City, SD sees earliest snowfall since 1888 - An early September winter storm in the Black Hills has dumped up to 8 inches of snow in the area, while Rapid City received its earliest snowfall in more than 120 years.

Science & Technology

Mad Science: ‘Genetically Modified Micro Humans’ to be ‘Farmed’ for Drug Testing by 2017
Christina Sarich - Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. No this isn’t a sci-fi joke. Scientists are developing artificial humans in the same vein as GM plants with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.

Internet Slowdown Protests Drove Over 300,000 Calls & 2 Million Emails To Congress, Plus Another 700,000 FCC Comments
Techdirt - In discussing yesterday's internet slowdown day protest, we noted that, at its peak, the effort was driving over 1,000 calls per minute to Congress. The final numbers are now in, and they're amazing.

US gov’t threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine if it didn’t use PRISM
Ars Technica - A leaked top-secret slide about PRISM shows that Yahoo was one of the first participants, having begun contributing to the database in March of 2008. It did so under severe duress. Company executives believed the government's demand for data was "unconstitutional and overbroad" and fought it in court.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Organic farm launches crowdfunding campaign to humanely raise and breed heritage chickens
(NaturalNews) The poultry industry, and in particular organic poultry, has exploded in popularity over the years, with more Americans now consuming the lean white meat over beef.... One thing that many consumers aren't aware of is that even organic chicken comes from commercialized hatcheries, forcing farmers to get chickens from a just handful of companies that control the breeding process. Traditional breeding has become a thing of the past, replaced by hybrid breeding.

How to Preserve Basil and Homemade Pesto
Mother Earth News - Fresh pesto is great in the summertime, but it can be even more delicious in the middle of winter when you are ready for something green.

Grow Cover Crops for the Best Garden Soil
Mother Earth News - Consider cover crops your most important crops, because the requirements for abundant food crops — building soil fertility, improving soil texture, suppressing weeds, and inhibiting disease and crop-damaging insects — can be best met by the abundant use of cover crops, season after season.


Excessive amounts of lead, cadmium found in Brazilian chocolate
(NaturalNews) The heart-health benefits of chocolate are well documented in the scientific literature. But a new review by scientists from the University of Campinas in Brazil casts a shadow on commercial chocolate as a safe source for obtaining these benefits, having found that many of the chocolate products sold in Brazil contain worrying amounts of both lead and cadmium.

Maine to allow companies to put carcinogenic formaldehyde in products without informing public
(NaturalNews) The U.S. government's failure to update the antiquated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 has forced states to spearhead their own policies regarding chemical safety laws.

More New York schools ditch Michelle Obama's totalitarian school lunch scheme
(NaturalNews) Forget what Michelle Obama has to say about nutrition -- we're going back to the old ways. This is what two more school districts in New York recently decided after witnessing major financial losses and starving students who simply can't stomach the First Dictator's obtuse guidelines for "healthy" school lunches, the latest in a growing movement of resistance against the oppressive new food guidelines.

Flaxseed May Be A Potent Ovarian Cancer KILLER
Green Med Info - Effective and safe treatments for ovarian cancer simply do not exist today within conventional medical practice. However, promising research indicates that flaxseed and at least 30 other natural substances do have potent anti-ovarian cancer properties.

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Chia Seeds TODAY!
Natural Blaze - Despite their ancient history as a dietary staple, only recently did chia seeds make a comeback as a modern day superfood. In the past few years, they have exploded in popularity and are now consumed by health conscious people all over the world. Before we get into the benefits that the seeds hold, let’s look at their nutritional profile....

Top 7 Reasons To Eat More Watermelon
Natural Blaze - This sweet, refreshing, hydrating fruit is a perfect way to cool down on a hot day and will provide your body with an array of amazing nourishing vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants such as: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, lycopene, magnesium, potassium and many others.

Why Eating Farmed Salmon May Make You Fat - A study provides more evidence that a diet high in farmed salmon contaminated by persistent organic pollutants - POPs - contributes to weight gain and increases the risk of diabetes.

DIY stain remover for whites
STEPin2 - Doing your laundry the natural way will help reduce allergies such as eczema, psoriasis and asthma. Last but not least, your risk of cancer exposure. It will also help you save money. This stain remover is made from all natural ingredients, free from harsh chemicals, so it is safe for you and your loved ones.

Thursday - September 11, 2014 - Today in History:    9 - 11  Remembered

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.
1936 - Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt by turning on the dam's first hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave orders to attack any German or Italian vessels found in U.S. defensive waters. The U.S. had not officially entered World War II at this time.
1941 - In Arlington, VA, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pentagon took place.
1952 - Dr. Charles Hufnagel successfully replaced a diseased aorta valve with an artificial valve made of plastic.
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 Arlington, VA. Another airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people were killed.
2012 - Terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were brutally murdered and ten others were injured.

World News

War crimes acceptable? Parliament mulls amnesty for Kiev's troops in E. Ukraine
RT - The Ukrainian parliament is to debate a law on amnesty for Ukrainian troops who have committed war crimes in the course of military actions in Eastern Ukraine. Earlier, an Amnesty International report confirmed the facts of large-scale crimes.

Reintervention: Algeria considering US, France request to ‘facilitate’ Libya military strikes
StratRisks - Algeria is reportedly studying requests by the US and France to “facilitate” military operations against militant groups in neighbouring Libya. The US and France have both asked Algeria to open its airspace to surveillance planes and other military planes transferring commando units for a reconnaissance mission in parts of Libya,” the source, requesting anonymity, told Anadolu Agency.

In Liberia doctors go on strike against food shortages and unpaid wages as Ebola spreads beyond control
(NaturalNews) Reports indicate that healthcare workers at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) in Monrovia, Liberia's capital, recently went on strike in protest of poor or no wages, as well as food shortages that have left them and their families hungry.

Russia successfully tests nuclear missile, more planned: navy chief
(Reuters) - Russia carried out a successful test of its new Bulava intercontinental nuclear missile on Wednesday and will perform two more test launches in October and November, the head of its naval forces said.

US, EU to ban Exxon, BP and Shell from oil exploration in Russia – report
RT - The EU and the US are going to ban energy giants like Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell from searching for crude oil in Russia's Arctic, deep seas and shale formations, three American officials anonymously told Bloomberg.

What Petrodollar: Russia, China To Create SWIFT Alternative
Zero Hedge - Russia and China are discussing setting up a system of interbank transactions which will become an analogue to International banking transaction system SWIFT, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told PRIME on Wednesday after negotiations in Beijing. "Yes, we have discussed and we have approved this idea," he said.

Poland stops reverse gas flow to Ukraine, Kiev blames Russia
RT - Ukraine’s state-controlled gas transit company says Poland cut off reverse flows to Ukraine, alleging that a quarter of Russian gas imports to Poland went missing. Gazprom said it continues to supply the same amount of gas as previously.

Dutch preliminary MH17 crash report leaves too many questions – Russia
RT - A “truly” international investigation of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine is required, Russia’s UN envoy, Vitaly Churkin, said, adding that there are too many blank spots in the newly released Dutch report on the tragedy.

US Chopper Squadron Invades Poland, Accidentally
Zero Hedge - No, this is not from The Onion. Bloomberg reports that six U.S. army helicopters landed in a rapeseed field in northern Poland to ask for directions after veering off course on their way back from military exercises. Locals were alarmed and explained, "we know that security is the most important thing right now... But thank God it was the Americans." We wonder how long before Sikorski proclaims this an invasion and demands NATO react.

15 more countries at risk of Ebola contamination – Oxford University
RT - The new study is published in the eLife journal, and examines how the disease could spread through the animal kingdom and to human beings. Fruit bats can carry the disease without showing any signs of it, and are able to migrate and transfer it to other animals, for example monkeys and rodents.

China’s Roundup Registration Leaves Many Unanswered Questions
Sustainable Pulse - The Chinese Agriculture Ministry has so far followed the lead of regulators in Europe (EFSA) and the U.S. (EPA) (1) by stating that the study/studies that led to them making a decision regarding the safety of Roundup, will not be released because they contain Monsanto’s commercial secrets and because divulging them would threaten personal privacy information (2). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also refused a request from the Global GMO Free Coalition to release the studies used by the Chinese authorities.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

‘No safe haven’: Obama declares airstrikes on Islamic State ‘wherever it exists’
RT - President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined his plan to authorize broader US military involvement for hunting down the fighters of the notorious Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq, Syria and “wherever they exist.”

Summarizing The President's Speech
Zero Hedge - We'll be bombing a sovereign nation (Syria). We'll be arming terrorist groups while fighting them. The US Economy is Great.

YouTube: Sen. Rand Paul Responds to President Obama's ISIS Strategy- September 10, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul joins Sean Hannity on Fox News to respond to President Obama's address to the nation regarding the administration's ISIS strategy

9/11 After 13 years
Paul Craig Roberts - The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust.

VIDEO: September 9, 2014 Press Conference on the 28 Pages - Congressmen Walter Jones, Stephen Lynch and Thomas Massie hosted another press conference in their continuing drive to achieve the declassification of a 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers. This one, coming two days shy of the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, was marked by emotional appeals from family members of 9/11 victims as well as a survivor at the World Trade Center.
* Related: Why Are 28 Pages about Saudi Involvement in 9/11 Still Secret?

24 hard facts about 9/11 that cannot be debunked - To this day about 1/3 of Americans do not believe the official story. In other areas of the world as much as 90% of the country does not believe the official story.

Ted Cruz: Hatred, Bigotry, Opposition to Israel Led to Me Leaving Event
Breitbart - Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was "booed off the stage" at an event hosted by a purportedly Christian organization.

Police arrest Ferguson protesters blocking major highway (PHOTOS)
RT - At least a dozen people have been arrested during a protest along a major interchange on Interstate 70 in Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstrators tried to shut down the highway to demand a special prosecutor for the Michael Brown court case.

Washington Gun Control Ballot Measure Would Criminalize Common Firing Range Occurrence
Breitbart - A gun control ballot measure expected in the upcoming elections in Washington State could turn law-abiding citizens into criminals by the thousands at places like gun shows and gun ranges. According to the National Rifle Association (NRA), Ballot Initiative 594 could make the act of simply lending one’s gun to another person without a background check by a licensed dealer, at a firing range, for example, illegal.

White House Denies Murdered Journalist Was Sold To ISIS by US supported Syrian rebels
Steve Watson - Following accusations by the spokesperson for Steven Sotloff, the US journalist murdered by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Obama administration has claimed that the American was not sold to the extremist group by moderate Syrian rebels currently being supported by the White House.

VIDEO: Anti-Gun Group Takes Control of 9/11 Ceremony
Prison - Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his top aides had been in charge of every aspect of the ceremony planning since the terrorist attacks. Gun grabber Bloomberg is the foundation’s chairman. Is this a ploy to continue to control the narrative of the 9/11 attacks?

Massive Times Square Billboard to Show Video of WTC 7 Destruction during 9/11 Anniversary (Video) - Starting today [Sept 9,2011] through October 5, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is sponsoring a massive billboard in the heart of Times Square that will show video of 7 World Trade Center’s destruction to millions of viewers and refer them to the campaign website,

Open letter to the Firefighter community and their families - [Eric] Lawyer has assembled 200 of his brother firefighters to demand a real investigation of the explosive destruction of all three WTC high-rises on 9/11. He is encouraging firefighters everywhere to ReThink911.

9/11 Remembrance Parade to honor first responders
The Sacramento Bee - According to organizers, the parade will be Merced’s way of paying tribute to local first responders and fallen heroes. The third annual event, put on by the American Patriot Chrome Cowboys, a motorcycle group of veterans, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m Thursday.

2 Million Bikers Roll To The DC Honor Ride And Rally 9-11-14 ‘We Will Never Forget’!
Tea Party Tribune - Our main mission for the 2 Million Bikers to DC rally is to honor the victims of 9-11, the survivors and first responders. We salute our members of the Armed Forces and their families who have sacrificed so much in the name of duty, honor, and country.

DHS will ask stores to watch customers’ buying habits for terrorist clues
Washington Times - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department will be issuing new guidance to retailers this week giving them pointers on how to spot potential terrorists among their customers by looking at what they’re buying.

Video: Model Shows How Ebola Will Spread: “It Only Takes One Infected Individual Making It Through An Airport Checkpoint”
Mac Slavo - Health officials around the world are scrambling to contain the Ebola virus with many, including the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, now preparing for its eventual escape out of West Africa.

‘Armed patriots’: the private citizens out to secure the U.S. border
(Reuters) - With binoculars in hand, an assault rifle slung over his chest and a Glock pistol on his hip, a man named Will scans the banks of the Rio Grande looking for anyone trying to cross from Mexico into Texas. Will is a member of the Patriots, a group of heavily armed private citizens who use displays of force to intimidate people attempting to cross the border illegally.

New Law Will Require $175 Permit To Wear A Costume In Times Square. - Today Councilmember Andy King will introduce legislation that would require costumed characters in Times Square to pay a registration fee of $175, carry a photo ID, submit to a background check, and face fines for noncompliance.

Economy & Business

Daily Signal: IRS Under Fire for Targeting Breitbart News
Breitbart - The Internal Revenue Service, already under investigation for illegally targeting conservative and tea party groups, recently audited the conservative Breitbart News Network in a move that the company says was politically motivated.

Elizabeth Warren demands jail time for Wall Street bankers
Washington Times - Sen. Elizabeth Warren ripped Federal Reserve officials Tuesday for not putting a single Wall Street banker behind bars for their role in the financial collapse.

Veteran News

Army Officer Barred From Wearing “Offensive” Uniform At Daughter’s High School
Kit Daniels - A 24-year U.S. Army officer was denied entry to his daughter’s high school because his uniform may “offend another student,” according to the school’s security. After trying to escort his daughter into Rochester Adams High School in Rochester, Mich., Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker was told by security that if he wanted to enter the school, he would have to go home and change out of his uniform.

Energy & Environment

Report: Massive radiation plume from Fukushima heading toward U.S. West Coast
(NaturalNews) According to scientific modeling systems used by the European Union, the radioactive ocean plume released by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is likely to remain a massive clump of radioactivity until it slams into the West Coast of the United States in late 2017.

Summer snow blankets Rockies from Canada to Colorado
Yahoo News - A cold front pouring down from Canada sent low temperatures dipping into the 30s from Alberta to the northern Rockies. As much as 14 inches of snow has fallen in Calgary since Monday, weather officials say, knocking down trees and powerlines, snarling traffic and delaying flights at the city's airport.

Science & Technology

Long list of virologists mysteriously being killed or 'suicided'
(NaturalNews) Since 2004, a string of scientists have died, many under mysterious circumstances, and now some in the alternative media have begun asking why.

Millions of Gmail accounts hacked, was yours one of them? - Time to change your password again. A database containing nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts and passwords was leaked on Bitcoin Security, a popular Russian website devoted to the cryptocurrency.

Scientists: 'Extreme' solar storm heading to Earth
AP - An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.

Activating single gene could extend human lifespan by 30% - scientists
RT - In an experiment on fruit flies, UCLA biologists activated just one gene, AMPK, which extended their lifespan by nearly a third, by helping them to get rid of “cellular garbage” causing old age diseases such as Parkinson’s. Humans have the same gene.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Can we bring prehistoric bovines back from extinction?
Modern Farmer - A small group of determined visionaries are on a mission that seems ripped straight from the plot of a (farm-obsessed) sci-fi novel: Resurrecting a species of prehistoric bovines, called aurochs, which have been extinct for centuries. Wild aurochs were bigger and leaner than domesticated cattle. Centuries of human intervention and selective breeding gradually transformed them into docile, milk-heavy dairy cows and beef cattle.


Health Ranger launches FREE online pandemic preparedness audio course at
(NaturalNews) In response to the severity of the global Ebola outbreak, we've just launched, a site that exclusively hosts a FREE online audio course that shares lifesaving pandemic preparedness secrets.

How to survive an EMP – Part 2: Life after the pulse
The Daily Sheeple - In Part One of this series, I looked at what an EMP is, and the 3 types of EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulse). Now, I will look at the impact that they would have should we ever experience one.


Have Antibiotics ‘Shut Down’ Your Immune System?
Natural Society - New evidence found that early antibiotic treatments affect the health of our entire immune system and its ability to fight specific diseases later on.

Confirmed: Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative to Antibiotics
Natural Blaze - Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey - as we now know it - was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its antimicrobial properties?

5 Colorful foods that help lower cancer
(NaturalNews) An increasing number of studies are showing links between healthy eating habits and the prevention of certain forms of cancer. Moreover, research has found that colorful fresh foods which tend to be high in immune-boosting phytochemicals, are particularly adept at this.

One Third of Nurses Are Leaving Their Jobs and Losing Faith in Vaccines - It's not just anti-vaccine parents and groups on the internet that are shutting down vaccination. Many doctors, nurses and other health professionals are coming around and grasping the gravity of how vaccines are damaging our bodies. Turnover of nurses (RNs) are now at record highs, with more than one-third leaving their jobs within the first two years and trust in health authorities and vaccination is at an all time low.

2 Unusual Agents for a Detox and Weight Loss Protocol
Natural Society - Are you looking for an overall mind and body detox that will also aid in weight loss? There are tons of foods, supplements, and protocols available that can help you, though there are 2 unusual agents most people never even consider – niacin (vitamin B3), and food grade activated charcoal.

Annie’s Sells Out to GMO Giant General Mills. Here’s What You’re Not Being Told
Natural Blaze - If you’re the type that boycotts brands whose parent companies are against labeling GMOs and support big-biotech business, then you might need to learn how to make homemade mac n’ cheese. That’s right, your beloved Annie’s has sold out to GMO pedlar General Mills for a whopping $820 million.

Pet News

One Food, Seven Dead Dogs, Five Dead Pigs, No Investigation
Susan Thixton - This is a heartbreaking story of how quickly one’s life can be turned upside down. And a story of how once you learn the lesson the hard way, you learn no one is there to help you. It is a vicious circle – animal death, no investigation, no accountability.

VIDEO: Pet Food Video from UK
Susan Thixton - Here is a interesting [45 minute] video regarding the pet food industry in the UK. The same concerns of pet food are world wide.
* Related Article: The Feeding Mistake Linked to the Cause of Most Disease

Leptospirosis: The Most Widespread Animal-to-Human Disease in the World on the Rise
Dr. Becker - The pathogen that causes the disease, Leptospira bacteria, is transmitted in the urine of infected animals. Rats are the most common carriers, but other animals that can carry and transmit the disease include raccoons, opossums, dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, cattle, and horses.... There is a vaccine for leptospirosis, but I don’t recommend it and I don’t give it to my patients.

Wednesday - September 10, 2014 - Today in History:

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.
1899 - A second quake in seven days hit Yakutat Bay, AK. It measured 8.6.
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.
1923 - The Irish Free state joined the League of Nations.
1926 - Germany joined the League of Nations.
1935 - "Popeye" was heard on NBC radio for the first time.
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 & convicted for treason in Washington, DC. She was a Nazi radio propagandist during World War II. She 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. The test 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

11 aircraft are missing from ‘terrorist-held’ Tripoli airport ahead of 9/11 anniversary - US officials say 11 commercial aircraft have gone missing from Tripoli International Airport in Libya – ahead of the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.

Report: China Moves 12,000 Troops to Russian Border
Paul Joseph Watson - According to a Russian media report, at least 12,000 heavily armed Chinese troops have been moved to the border with Russia as tensions in the region continue to build. The report cites the Russian FSB Border service as saying that Beijing began dispatching troops to the border on September 6, with 12-15,000 soldiers making the trip backed by heavy artillery.

More Evidence U.S. Supports Nazis in Ukraine
Kurt Nimmo - Ultranationalist Azov battalion wears the swastika and SS runes.... The video was shot by Norwegian broadcaster TV2 last week. “We were filming a report about Ukraine’s AZOV battalion in the eastern city of Urzuf, when we came across these soldiers,” Oysten Bogen, a correspondent for the television station, told NBC News.

Russia may exchange grain worth $500 mln for Iranian oil
(Reuters) - Russia is looking to supply grain worth up to $500 million per year to Iran in exchange for oil, Russia's state grain trader said, in a further reduction to the value of a long-negotiated barter deal between the two countries.

Lavrov: West may use ISIS as pretext to bomb Syrian govt forces
RT - If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Argentina to get $1bn in currency swap with China before end of 2014
RT - Argentina will receive the first tranche of yuan worth up to $1 billion in a massive currency swap with China before the end of this year. The deal will boost the troubled economy’s foreign reserves.

10 Signs That ISIS is a Scripted Psyop
Activist Post - Has the ISIS psyop calmed down a bit? Before it dies out let's examine some incredible ironies and oddities surrounding CIA's ISIS.

BRICS keep supporting Russia in bid to rebalance world power
Blacklisted News - While Western nations beef up economic sanctions and Nato discusses what stance to take toward Russia, the BRICS are maintaining tacit support for Moscow despite the Ukraine crisis.

Sotloff was sold to ISIL by ‘moderate’ Syrian militants: Family spokesman
Press TV - Beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was sold to the ISIL terrorist group by the US-backed “moderate Syrian rebels”, according to Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi.

What Country Just Deployed Troops To Defend Its Oil Fields Located On A Distant Continent?
Zero Hedge - ...the answer this time is not the US but instead China. And the country where according to the WSJ, China has deployed some 700 soldiers as part of a United Nations "peacekeeping" force, is South Sudan where the Chinese troops will help guard the country's embattled oil fields and protect Chinese workers and installations, a spokesman for the African nation's president said Tuesday.

US using Ebola to advance its imperialist agenda in Africa: Azikiwe
Press TV - Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on President Barack Obama’s announcement that the US military will be involved in tackling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, arguing that it represents a serious national security concern.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Profits Soar As Pentagon Leans on Private Corporations for Special Ops
Common Dreams - Private military contractors are reaping billions of dollars in profitable rewards from the U.S. government's global network of clandestine counter-terrorism and other overseas operations, according to a new report that examines the high-levels of integration between for-profit corporations and the Pentagon's global military and surveillance apparatus.

Obama Dines With Man Caught Stealing, Destroying Classified Documents
Weekly Standard - President Obama hosted "a private dinner with a group of foreign policy experts," the White House announced last night. Among them: Sandy Berger, who was caught stealing and destroying classified documents that related to President Clinton's record on terrorism issues.

Ebola evacuations to US greater than previously known
Yahoo News - An undisclosed number of people who’ve been exposed to the Ebola virus — not just the four patients publicly identified with diagnosed cases — have been evacuated to the U.S. by an air ambulance company contracted by the State Department.

FLASHBACK 2009 - Ebola vials vanish from Ft. Detrick
Washington Post - An inventory of potentially deadly pathogens at Fort Detrick's infectious disease laboratory found more than 9,000 vials that had not been accounted for, Army officials said yesterday, raising concerns that officials wouldn't know whether dangerous toxins were missing.
* Related: What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone?

Hundreds Tested For TB in MA - More than 30 Lynn Community Health Center employees and 800 patients are being tested to determine if anyone else was exposed to tuberculosis after center doctors confirmed a case one week ago.

New Police “Compliance Weapon” Blinds Targets
Paul Joseph Watson - A firm that provides non-lethal equipment to law enforcement is set to release a new “compliance weapon” that temporarily blinds targets for up to 15 minutes, amidst a national conversation about the militarization of police in the aftermath of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

VIDEO: Oregonian Arrested For Filming SWAT Raid
Liberty Crier - ... I was assaulted multiple times and I feel like it was Gresham Police Abuse and my rights were violated. I now owe $5000 and i am charged with 2 crimes. 2 CRIMES! At first I was scared to post this video but now I dont care because the Gresham Police Department has already made a copy of it as proof of my crimes.

In North Carolina, More Children Homeschool Than Attend Private Schools - In the Tar Heel state alone, homeschooling has increased by 27 percent over the past two years. Those are pretty impressive numbers for a movement considered “fringe” not that long ago and that has only been legal in all 50 states since 1996.

Economy & Business

PayPal – Will Accept Bitcoin
Washington's Blog - We’ve previously noted that Reddit, Virgin Galactic,, two big Las Vegas hotels, a Congressman, and many businesses now accept Bitcoin. So does Dish Networks. But a huge shift just occurred, which virtually guarantees that Bitcoin will become a normal payment method. Specifically, PayPal has just announced that it will accept Bitcoin.

US banks closing accounts of Muslims
Press TV -Banks across the United States have closed the accounts of Muslim customers without any explanation. Dozens in the US said they received notices saying that their bank accounts had been shut. These include business owners, nonprofits, and students.

Energy & Environment

Mexico Owes Water to U.S.
AllGov - Mired in the drought that has dried up so much of the Southwest, Texas is losing patience with Mexico, which owes the state millions of gallons of water. Under the terms of a 1945 agreement, Mexico and Texas are supposed to send each other a certain amount of water. Texas’ share comes from the Colorado River, while Mexico’s originates along the Rio Grande.

Science & Technology

Spies off line: New gadget to stop unwanted drone, Google Glass snooping
RT - A new surveillance device has been developed that has the potential to stop drones and Google Glass wearers from hacking into one’s Wi-Fi network. Cyborg Unplug works by sending de-authentication signals to unwanted monitoring or spying devices.

Apple Pay: Users Can Now Make Purchases With The ‘Simple Touch Of A Finger’ - The company that brought you the recently hacked iCloud has now announced “Apple Pay,” an iPhone 6 feature that allows users to make purchases with the touch of a finger.... More than 220,000 companies including McDonalds, Whole Foods, Nike, Subway and Disney have already signed deals with Apple to implement the technology in their stores. The six largest banks as well as credit cards from Visa, MasterCard and American Express have also announced their support.

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd
CNET - The gadget -- a small Bluetooth-enabled rod packed to the brim with modern radio innards -- lets you create your own private, secure communication network for sending messages without cell service using your smartphone. Though marketed toward outdoors and emergency situations like hiking and disaster relief, GoTenna is getting a boost from the cryptography community.

The Era Of Widespread Biometric Identification And Microchip Implants Is Here
Economic Collapse - Are you ready to have your veins scanned every time you use your bank account? Are you ready to use a "digital tattoo" or a microchip implant to unlock your telephone?

12 Little-Known Ways That Television Stifles Spiritual Awakening
Waking Times - Television is a staple of almost every household in the developed world. Many kids spend more time watching TV than going to school, and the average time spent in front of the tube is 4.5 hours a day and rising. What effect does spending so much time absorbed in watching television have on our spiritual development?

FBI’s Story of Finding Silk Road’s Server Sounds a Lot Like Hacking
Wired - To hear the FBI tell it, tracking down the secret server behind the billion-dollar drug market known as the Silk Road was as easy as knocking on a door. The bureau’s latest court filing in the case describes how the hidden site accidentally revealed its location to anyone who visited its login page, thanks to a software misconfiguration.

Turns Out Cell Phone Location Data Is Not Even Close To Accurate, But Everyone Falls For It
Techdirt - anyone with even a basic geometry education recognizes, which cell tower you're connected to does not give you a particularly exact location. It can be useful in putting someone in a specific (wide) area -- or, much more useful in detailing where someone is traveling over long distances as they repeatedly switch towers in a particular direction. But a single reading does not give you particularly exact location details.


Researchers Offer Strange Answer to Anticipated Dengue Spikes Following Vaccine
Activist Post - Researchers indeed continue to develop vaccines for tropical, mosquito-vectored diseases like dengue fever, which affects 50 million people per year. There are no commercially available vaccines for the virus - yet. But, they've run into a big problem.

Double-Blind Test: Boosting Selenium Intake ‘Cuts Cancer Rates by 41%’
Natural Society - Studies show that those who took selenium supplements for at least 10 years had almost half (41 percent) the rate of cancer as those taking a placebo.

Maker Of “Miracle” Green Coffee Weight-Loss Product To Pay $3.5M For Using Bogus Science To Sell Product
The Consumerist - Months after going after online sellers for creating fake news sites, complete with a fake reporter, to push green coffee extract as a miracle weight loss drug, the Federal Trade Commission has settled its case against one Texas company that supplied the product while unsubstantiated scientific claims about the efficacy of the supplement.

Do Antibiotics Contribute to Mercury Poisoning?
Alliance for Natural Health - According to Dr. David Williams, antibiotics may prevent the body from excreting mercury, which is found in fish and in many vaccines. This was documented in a study by Boyd Haley, PhD, from the University of Connecticut Medical Center.

Tuesday - September 9, 2014 - Today in History:

1776 - The second Continental Congress officially made the term "United States", replacing the previous term "United Colonies."
1850 - California became the 31st state to join the union.
1893 - President Grover Cleveland's wife, Frances, gave birth to a daughter, Esther. It was the first time a president's child was born in the White House.
1904 - Mounted police were used for the first time in the City of New York.
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.
1943 - During World War II Allied forces landed at Taranto and Salerno.
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.
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.
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.
1995 - Amtrak's Broadway Limited service made its final run between New York City, NY and Chicago, IL.
1997 - Sinn Fein, the IRA's political ally, formally renounced violence as it took its place in talks on Northern Ireland's future.
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.

World News

Iran-Russia-China Axis to Fight Western Sanctions
Global Research - Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for Planning Mansour Moazzemi announced that the country has started a new set of cooperation with Russia and China to confront the sanctions imposed by the West.

Israel sharing intelligence with US on ISIL: Report
Press TV - Israel is sharing information gathered through espionage with the United States to “support” the airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq, according to a new report.

MH17 broke down in air due to damage from outside
RT - The MH17 crash was a result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that struck the Boeing from the outside, the preliminary report into the Malaysia Airlines disaster in Ukraine said.

Six months after MH370, Boeing & Inmarsat need to explain themselves’
RT - Malaysia's chief of police, Khalid Abu Bakar, said he believed that hijackers, saboteurs or someone with a personal vendetta or psychological problem had succeeded in diverting the plane. In the face of this exceedingly bizarre and unexplained incident, the aircraft’s manufacturer, the Boeing Company, has exhibited deafening silence.

‘Many thousands’ of new Ebola cases expected in Liberia – WHO
RT - Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially,” the WHO said in a statement on Monday. “Many thousands of new cases are expected in Liberia over the coming 3 weeks.”

U.S. Military to Provide Equipment, Resources to Battle Ebola Epidemic in Africa
Washington Post - President Obama said Sunday that the U.S. military will begin aiding what has been a chaotic and ineffective response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, arguing that it represents a serious national security concern.

Human rhinoviruses and enteroviruses in influenza-like illness in Latin America - EV-D68 plaguing American Children was discovered in Latin America per the Virology Journal Oct 2013.

Russian strategic bombers reportedly practice nuclear missile strike against US
RT - A pair of Russian bomber jets reportedly practiced cruise missile attacks against targets in the United States last week, according to a report published on Monday in the Washington Free Beacon.

EU Formally Adopts New Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine
RIA Novosti - The European Union on Monday officially adopted a new round of sanctions against Russia over its alleged involvement in ‘destabilizing eastern Ukraine,’ a statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy said.... The new sanctions list reportedly includes Russia’s Rosneft, Gazpromneft and Transneft energy firms, as well as state-run companies with a turnover of more than $27 billion annually.

Russian, Indian armies to conduct urban anti-terror drills
Russia & India Report: - The Russian and Indian armies will conduct anti-terrorism drills in a simulated urban environment in the Volgograd Region as a part of the Indra-2014 tactical exercises. A ‘residential’ district is being constructed on a training ground in for the joint exercises that begin on September 23.

Cameron: ‘Yes’ Vote Will Make Scottish ‘More Vulnerable to Islamic Terror’
21st Century Wire - Coming just one week after British PM David Cameron announced that due to the ISIS crisis in Iraq, the terror threat was being raised to SEVERE, Cameron seems to be threatening Scotland with a wave of “Islamic terror” if the Scottish dare to vote ‘Yes’ on independence from London.
* Related: "You Can Take Your Scottish Freedom... But You'll Never Take Our Gold"

Spain prepares for an autumn of discontent by buying €1bn of riot gear
StratRisks - The Spanish government is readying itself for an autumn of discontent, spending nearly €1bn on riot gear for police units as disparate protest groups prepare a string of demonstrations.

Death Rates From This Illness Double In Argentina’s GMO Agribusiness Area
Natural Blaze - Data linking GMOs and pesticides to human health ailments continues to emerge, as a new report put together by the Ministry of Health in Cordoba, Argentina has found that increased levels of crop spraying in Argentina’s most extensively farmed areas has resulted in a large increase of cancer rates for those that live in the vicinity.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

U.S. Army Report Urges Preparations For Troops to Occupy NYC, Other “Megacities”
Paul Joseph Watson - A U.S. Army report warns that American troops need to be prepared to enter New York City and other global “megacities” in order to prevent civil unrest, political uprisings and protect key infrastructure and natural resources in the national interest.

O’Keefe Brings Attention to Open Northern US Border
Breitbart - Journalist James O’Keefe's latest video brings attention to the lack of security along the U.S. border with Canada and the ability of terrorists to enter the U.S. by boat.

It Will Cost Taxpayers $5 Billion To Help Obama Create An ISIS Strategy
Zero Hedge - As The Hill reports, White House press secretary Josh Earnest floated the $5 billion counterterrorism fund as something that “would strengthen the hand of this president and future presidents for dealing with urgent situations like this." We await Wednesday night's unveiling of the long-awaited strategy...

State Dept. attempt to fight ISIS online with gruesome videos brings backlash
RT - The US State Department recently released a propaganda video in English to counter gains made by the Internet-savvy militant group Islamic State. Yet the use of the extremist’s own violent footage may have the opposite effect, critics say.

Obama Justice Dept. Releases George W. Bush’s Legal Justification for Warrantless Surveillance with Key Sections Still Censored
AllGov - The Justice Department released the George W. Bush Administration’s legal justification for a wide-ranging wiretap program that was begun in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

CIA torture far exceeded waterboarding, brought suspects 'to the point of death'
RT - The United States will soon release a long-awaited report detailing the findings of a Senate investigation into the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques, and sources now say those tactics far exceeded what the world was led to believe.
* Related: Federal Court Blocks Release of Possible Torture Video

Petition to Put 9/11 Probe on NYC Ballot Jumps Big Hurdle
WhoWhatWhy - The City of New York conceded that the High-Rise Safety Initiative has enough signatures to qualify its petition for an investigation of all high-rise building collapses since the 9/11 attacks. Any credible inquiry would include WTC Building 7.

Florida Speed Trap Town of 1,000 Filed 11,603 Traffic Tickets in One Year
AllGov - Last year, the seven-person police force for a community of 1,000 residents produced 11,603 traffic citations, according to the Gainesville Sun. About half the town’s $1 million budget comes from court fines. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says it will investigate charges by Waldo officers that Police Chief Mike Szabo and City Manager Kim Worley ordered them each to write 12 tickets during each 12-hour shift.

Economy & Business

Obama's Former Chief Economist Calls For An End To US Dollar Reserve Status
Zero Hedge - "...what was once a privilege is now a burden, undermining job growth, pumping up budget and trade deficits and inflating financial bubbles. To get the American economy on track, the government needs to drop its commitment to maintaining the dollar’s reserve-currency status...The privilege of having the world’s reserve currency is one America can no longer afford."

How The Fed "Mysteriously" Eliminated $7 Trillion In US Debt
Zero Hedge - Anyone looking at the Federal Reserve's own data set, that provided with the generous "free" funding of the US taxpayer by way of the St. Louis Fed's FRED database, will notice something quite welcome, if magical: total US debt held by the public - that which is not part of intragovernment holdings, read Social Security - has mysteriously collapsed from $12 trillion to $5 trillion. Somehow, with nobody looking, the Fed managed to reduce US total debt by $7 trillion.

Small Business Ownership In America Is At An All-Time Low
Economic Collapse - According to the Federal Reserve, the percentage of American families that own a small business is at the lowest level that has ever been recorded. In a report that was just released entitled "Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances", the Federal Reserve revealed that small business ownership in America "fell substantially" between 2010 and 2013.

The Worst Job Stat Keeps Getting Even Worse - Amid all the focus on boosting the minimum wage and legislating living wages, virtually no one seems to have noticed what is happening to the workweek in low-wage industries.

Energy & Environment

They Just Keep Saying ISIS Is Going to Attack America’s Electric Grid
The Daily Sheeple - The new and latest September-fresh talking point is that ISIS is going to attack America’s ‘frail and vulnerable’ electric grid. Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, has actually given it the monicker “grid jihad.” Not only that, but they are being VERY specific on exactly how ISIS could commit this act and all the ways it could cripple the country if they did.

Science & Technology

Facebook’s Value Tops $200 Billion on Mobile-Ad Optimism
Bloomberg - Last month, Facebook introduced a tool that lets advertisers know when a promotion was first viewed and when it led to a purchase by tracking users between their electronic devices. Such services have drawn criticism from privacy advocates, representing a potential roadblock to the company’s growth.

Man Arrested for Posting Song Lyrics on Facebook
Adan Salazar - Police in Kentucky arrested a man and charged him with making “terroristic threats” after he posted song lyrics to Facebook.... Police claim the 31-year-old made threatening remarks when he posted lyrics to the song “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” from the 80s metal band Exodus on his Facebook.

Higgs Boson could spell the end of the universe - Stephen Hawking
RT - Higgs’ elementary particle underpins existence in our universe might become unstable, warns renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The energy potential of the ‘God particle’ is so vital for the entire universe it could make the cosmos collide, he concludes.

The New Terahertz Night Vision Can See Through Walls, Skin
Motherboard - Known also as submillimeter radiation or T-rays, it's possible to probe the invisible world even deeper, going beneath not just clothing but skin, plastics, cardboard, and other opaque materials. Getting at these waves has historically been prohibitively challenging in the engineering sense, but a team of researchers based at the University of Maryland claims to have solved one of the fundamental problems with T-ray detection: temperature.

'Internet Slowdown' Is Coming, Warn Groups
MintPress News - Calling attention to the widespread disruption that will occur if Internet ‘fast lanes’ become the norm for wealthy websites, grassroots groups have organized a widespread Internet Slowdown Day on Wednesday to voice their support for net neutrality.

How to Prevent a Thermal Hack on Your ATM PIN
The Daily Sheeple - You’ve just finished your trip to the grocery store with your debit card, making sure to hide your pin number. But before you get home, the funds in your account are wiped clear. How did this happen? Thanks to an inexpensive and ingenious device that attaches to an iPhone, a new wave of cyber theft allows the holder to commit silent robbery by reading your thermal imprint.


10 superfoods for babies and toddlers
(NaturalNews) Babies and toddlers do not eat much food because their tummies are tiny. That is why it is important to feed them foods that are packed with nutrients.

Just two servings of pistachios a day improves cardiovascular health in type 2 diabetes patients
(NaturalNews) Type 2 diabetics could significantly improve their bodies' responses to stress simply by eating two servings of pistachios per day, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Penn State University and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Inflammatory bowel disease drugs can increase leukemia risk by 700%
(NaturalNews) One class of drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may increase the risk of blood and bone marrow diseases sevenfold, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University Hospital of Nancy-Brabois in France and published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

School Labels Chapstick ‘Over-The-Counter Drug,’ Demands Students Bring Doctor’s Note
Mikael Thalen - “I was told I couldn’t use it,” Karaffa told The News Virginian. “Then later that day they (lips) started to bleed so I asked for Chapstick again and I was told that it was against the school policy for elementary kids to have Chapstick.”

Update: Congressman's Office In Possession of 100,000 CDC Whistleblower Documents?
Ben Swann - Congressman Bill Posey’s office has confirmed exclusively to that a “very large number” of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

Control The Food, Control The People
The Daily Sheeple - With a mere ten companies controlling the worlds food supplies it should give a a person pause regarding not only what we are actually eating, but what makes up what we put into our bodies.

14 Things People Probably Do Not Want To Know About Their Favorite Foods - There are hundreds of food industry facts that are sheltered from consumers and only made public by food scientists if absolutely necessary. The following are 14 of the more well known industry insider secrets that have been exposed now for some time, but still not common knowledge to millions of consumers.

Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs
Green Med Info - Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.

Pet News

Fast Growing and Far from Just a Fad - So Why Do These People Discredit It?
Dr. Becker - Many veterinary schools tend to gloss over the entire subject of nutrition, leaving it up to a handful of major pet food industry players to conduct seminars for students that are heavily slanted toward the products they sell. The information (and misinformation) contained in the CSU article is typical and predictable, touching on five common arguments used by the anti-raw movement to discredit raw feeding and scare off pet owners.

day - September 8, 2014 - Today in History:

1664 - The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then renamed it New York.
1892 - An early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance" appeared in "The Youth's Companion."
1935 - U.S. Senator Huey P. Long, "The Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, was shot and mortally wounded. He died two days later.
1945 - In Washington, DC, a bus equipped with a two-way radio was put into service for the first time.
1951 - A peace treaty with Japan was signed by 48 other nations in San Francisco, CA.
1960 - NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, was dedicated by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The facility had been activated in July earlier that year.
1971 - In Washington, DC, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was inaugurated.
1974 - U.S. President Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former U.S. President Nixon.
1975 - In Boston, MA, public schools began their court-ordered citywide busing program amid scattered incidents of violence.
1999 - Russia's Mission Control switched off the Mir space station's central computer and other systems to save energy during a planned six months of unmanned flights.
2006 - A Senate report faulted intelligence gathering in the lead-up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

World News

Russian PM Medvedev on EU Sanctions, Asian Partners and Power-Hungry Crimea
RIA Novosti - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told the Vedomosti newspaper that Russia could close its airspace in response to new Western sanctions against Moscow in the energy or finance sector.

Saudi Arabia to build fence on border with Iraq
RT - Saudi Arabia has launched the construction of a high-security five-layered fence on the border with Iraq to protect the country from “infiltrators and smugglers,” according to state media.... The project was unveiled by King Abdullah late Friday. It was announced the fence’s purpose was to cut the "number of infiltrators, drug, arms and cattle smugglers to zero."

Snowden to Receive Swiss Asylum if Testifies Against NSA
RIA Novosti - US whistleblower Edward Snowden will not be deported to the United States if he travels to Switzerland to testify against his country's National Security Agency (NSA), the SonntagsZeitung newspaper reported Monday.

Malaysia Voices Concern over Experts' Security at MH17 Crash Site
RIA Novosti - "I don't want to risk our security teams. I want to see for myself whether the safe passage to the crash site is a reality," the New Straits Times quoted Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein as saying September 7. "There is no closure until we find justice for MH17. Malaysia demands justice so that those responsible for shooting down MH17 be tried. This requires proof which is being gathered, and accurate information."

Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine...
Macedonian News - A letter sent by a prominent Dutch Professor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has attracted much media attention in Europe. The letter was written by Professor Cees Hamelink and signed by dozens of Dutch intellectuals and professors. Below is the letter in its entirety.

NATO stages massive military drills in Latvia
RT - As seven-day NATO military exercises continue to take place in Latvia, the organization says the drills are aimed at showing its commitment to Baltic member states in the face of an “assertive” Russia.

Russia’s Gazprom to fall under new EU capital ban – sources
RT - Russia's Gazprom Bank and oil producer Gazprom Neft will fall under new sanctions approved by the European Union on Friday, Reuters cited an EU diplomat as saying. The sanctions reportedly include a new ban on raising capital in the 28-nation bloc.

US military launches airstrikes near Iraq’s Haditha Dam
RT - The United States military says it’s launched airstrikes around Iraq’s Haditha Dam to prevent the area from being captured by Islamic State militants. The dam in western Iraq’s Anbar Province, a major source of water and electrical power, is currently in control of the Iraqis, but there have been attempts by the militants to take over the vital facility.

$1 Trillion in Rare Minerals Found Under Afghanistan
Discovery News - Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004.

Security agencies fret as Islamic State gains ground in India, Pakistan
StratRisks - Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda.

North Korea to put American detainee on trial
Press TV - Miller was arrested in April for tearing up his visa after arriving in North Korea. Further details on the charges of the 26-year-old were not released. Jeffrey Fowle and Kenneth Bae were also detained in North Korea. However, the statement did not include any information on the two.

EU under pressure to allow GM food imports from US and Canada
The Guardian - Britain and other European Union member states are under increasing pressure from North American business groups to open their borders to imports of genetically modified food as part of negotiations for a new Transatlantic trade deal, environmental campaigners have warned.

Tasmania to Remain GMO Free for 5 more Years to Protect Honey Exports
Natural Society - The state of Tasmania knows that GMOs are leading to bee deaths and causing potential harm, leading the island to remain GMO-free for at least 5 more years.

Guatemala defies ‘Monsanto Law’ pushed by US as part of trade agreement
RT - The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial 'Monsanto Law,' a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered" new plant varieties.

More than 110 municipalities in Quebec are now opposed to “smart” meter deployment
Take Back Your Power - Worried about having those pesky counters imposed upon them against their will, many citizens have mobilized and, notably, received support from their municipal council in this very unequal struggle. To date, over one hundred municipalities (111 as of August 26, 2014), representing more than two million Quebecers have called for a moratorium on their deployment and/or a free opt-out.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama Delays Executive Action On Amnesty
Breitbart - After months of threatening to enact immigration reform on his own via executive order, President Barack Obama announced he had changed his mind on the issue in an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that aired on Sunday. The announcement was a surprise to many observers, who had seen the President repeatedly attempt to leverage Congress into adopting the immigration reform proposals he favored.

Toxic trail: Forgotten vials of ricin and plague discovered at US govt lab
RT - Infectious, deadly diseases and toxins like plague, botulism and ricin have been uncovered at government laboratories in the United States. The discovery also revealed some of the vials had been stored for over 60 years.

Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes
Washington Post - Behind the rise in seizures is a little-known cottage industry of private police-training firms that teach the techniques of “highway interdiction” to departments across the country.

NYPD to test body cameras on officers this fall
RT - The New York Police Department announced it will start outfitting dozens of officers with body cameras this fall – an effort that could potentially see the entire agency embrace the technology.

Over 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, ‘knocking out’ shoppers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack.

Obama considers going after ISIS as public opinion tide turns in favor of invasion
Kurt Nimmo - Things are looking up for the military industrial complex and neocons who never weary of war against Muslims and Arabs.

IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees
(AP) - The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.... The agency blamed computer crashes for the lost emails. In a statement, the IRS said it found no evidence that anyone deliberately destroyed evidence.

Proof! FBI Says Americans More Dangerous Than ISIS Invasion
Mikael Thalen - An FBI presentation at a recent Georgia business meeting claims that “homegrown extremists” are more dangerous than the Islamic State or ISIS terrorist group.

Cruz to introduce bill to strip citizenship from Americans who join Islamic State
Washington Times - Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, announced plans on Friday to introduce legislation to strip U.S. citizenship from Americans fighting with Islamic State militants. Mr. Cruz will file the legislation when the Senate returns to Washington on Monday.

Border Patrol Buys Body Armor Capable of Stopping AK-47 Rounds Amid ISIS Threat
Kit Daniels - In seeming preparation for Islamic militants who are reportedly operating near the U.S. border in Juarez, Mexico, the Border Patrol announced it is buying body armor capable of stopping AK-47 rounds commonly used by terrorists.

School Cops Across Texas Receiving Surplus Military Gear
Adan Salazar - Law enforcement units policing public schools in Texas have acquired tons of used military gear, including M16 rifles, armored vehicles and scores of “high capacity magazines,” all in alleged efforts to keep students safe.

Grassroots Resistance As 'Police Militarization' Expo Descends on Oakland
MintPress News - As the summer closes on a note of outrage, forces driving police militarization — including defense contractors, law enforcement agencies, and SWAT teams from around the world — are converging in Oakland, California on September 4th through 8th for the 9th annual “Urban Shield” exercise and weapons technology expo that is bankrolled by arms manufacturers and the Department of Homeland Security.

Man Stands Up For Constitution As Cop “Detains” Him For Sitting Outside His Own House
Steve Watson - A man in Youngstown, Ohio recently captured captivating video as he stood up for his Constitutional rights when a police officer began harassing him for no reason as he sat outside his own house.

Economy & Business

De-Dollarization Continues: China-Argentina Agree Currency Swap, Will Trade In Yuan
Zero Hedge - As Reuters reports, China and Argentina's central banks have agreed a multi-billion dollar currency swap operation "to bolster Argentina's foreign reserves" or "pay for Chinese imports with Yuan," as Argentina's USD reserves dwindle. In addition, Argentina claims China supports the nation's plans in the defaulted bondholder dispute.

Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low
CNS News - A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August, as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

24,639,000: Record Number of Foreign-Born Hold Jobs in U.S.
CNS News - The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States hit a recorded high of 24,639,000 in August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics... The BLS does not distinguish between foreign-born individuals who are in the United States legally and those who are here illegally.

Fast food protesters to be hit with massive job losses when Obama grants amnesty in November
(NaturalNews) ...the raw truth of the situation is that a $15 / hour wage mandate would simply cause many fast food companies to close their doors and go out of business.... But the real kicker here is that President Obama is on the verge of legalizing about five million illegal immigrants via executive order.... This creates five million new legal workers who won't demand $15 / hour.

Energy & Environment

After 90% Decline, Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly
Natural Blaze - The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition today to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, which have declined by more than 90 percent in under 20 years.

Science & Technology

Barclays brings finger-vein biometrics to Internet banking
Ars Technica - Barclays has announced the arrival of personal biometric scanners to keep your Internet banking security firmly under your thumb.... The technology is already in use at specific banks across Japan, North America, and Europe, but this is a first for home or remote office use. Barclays already employs other biometric authentications for business customers, including voice recognition during phone calls to replace passwords or security questions.


Rare Respiratory Virus Now Making Its Way Across the U.S., Sending Kids to ER
The Daily Sheeple - Ten states so far — including Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Colorado, North Carolina, and Georgia — have reported EV68 outbreaks, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it will be making its way across the country, so if EV68 isn’t in your state yet, it likely will be soon.

Evolution of Medicine Summit begins today: hear Mark Hyman, Lynn McTaggart, Jeffrey Bland, Sayer Ji and many more
(NaturalNews) An online summit is launching today that qualifies as a "can't miss event." This summit is free to attend and delivers forward-looking information on the future of health and medicine.

Gum Disease - what causes it and natural remedies
(NaturalNews) To regain and maintain healthy teeth and gums, eat a nutrient dense diet filled with whole, unadulterated foods of which 80% are raw, organic vegetables and fruits. If you are eating 80% raw, chances are you will be eating an alkaline diet. If your diet is acidic, it will promote disease. Sugar creates an acidic pH, which causes the blood to pull minerals (especially calcium) from the bones and teeth. Sugar is your enemy. You want to heal bone, not degrade it.

Neem oil - 10 best uses
(NaturalNews) If you have not heard about the herb neem, it is time! Neem is a powerful popular herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It has an incredible amount of uses from helping with digestive issues to healing skin problems. It can be taken orally or topically.

Reverse low thyroid with these 7 natural steps
(NaturalNews) More than 30 million women and 15 million men suffer from symptoms of low thyroid function or poor metabolism, and conventional medicine has few workable solutions for addressing this growing epidemic.But there are some ways you can address low thyroid function naturally without having to just suffer for the rest of your life without hope.

Independent Lab ‘Confirms Viral DNA in Merck Vaccine’
Natural Society - Merck can say that Gardasil contains ‘no viral DNA’ all they want, but Dr. Sin Hang Lee had reported to the FDA just over two years ago that the vaccine contains fragments of DNA that shouldn’t be in something we give young women – so why is Gardasil still on the market?

This Is The Way One Father Told His Pediatrician “No” To Vaccines
Natural Blaze - Below is a letter written by Bob O’Kane, a concerned parent, to his pediatrician about vaccines and the danger they pose to his child. This letter is one great example of how to approach your doctor, especially if you have looked into the matter further and are uncomfortable with their stance on the topic.

Researchers Find Soy Actually Accelerates Breast Cancer, Rather Than Preventing It - Researchers at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York studying invasive breast cancer are warning women that adding soy to your diet could will speed up the rate at which breast cancer cells spread.

Turmeric produces remarkable recovery in Alzheimer’s patients
STEPin2 - A study published in the journal Ayu titled “Effects of turmeric on Alzheimer’s disease with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia” showed promising results for the benefits of turmeric for Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers reported that three of their patients’ behavioral symptoms “improved remarkably,” when they were given 746 mg of turmeric a day for three months.

Ginkgo biloba Extract Improves ADHD Symptoms in Children
Green Med Info - Giving drugs (with numerous side effects and addictive potential) to children for attention deficit disorders assumes no natural alternatives. Research now confirms at least one natural alternative: Ginkgo biloba.

Friday - September 5, 2014 - 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.
1793 - In France, the "Reign of Terror" began. The National Convention enacted measures to repress the French Revolutionary activities.
1836 - Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1877 - Sioux chief Crazy Horse was killed by the bayonet of a U.S. soldier. The chief allegedly resisted confinement to a jail cell
1881 - The American Red Cross provided relief for disaster for the first time. The disaster was the Great Fire of 1881 in Michigan
1882 - The first U.S. Labor Day parade was held in New York City.
1914 - Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a professional player in the International League.
1914 - The Battle of the Marne began. The Germans, British and French fought for six days killing half a million people.
1917 - Federal raids were carried out in 24 cities on International Workers of the World (IWW) headquarters. The raids were prompted by suspected anti-war activities within the labor organization.
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.
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.
1985 - Rioting in South Africa spilled into white neighborhoods for the first time.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urged for a Holy War against the West and former allies.
1995 - France set off an underground nuclear blast in the South Pacific.
2005 - President George W. Bush nominated John Roberts to be chief justice.

World News

Russian General Demands Preemptive Nuclear Strike Doctrine Against NATO
Zero Hedge - ...a Russian general has called for Russia to revamp its military doctrine, last updated in 2010, to clearly identify the U.S. and its NATO allies as Moscow's enemy number one. That in itself is not disturbing... Where things, however, get very problematic is that the general demands that Russia spell out the conditions under which the country would launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the 28-member military alliance.

The Battle For Strategic Mariupol Begins As NATO Vows To Do “Whatever It Takes”
Zero Hedge - Shelling is reported to have started on the eastern outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, according to local reporters on social media. This crucial city, due to its standing as the last major city standing in the way of a land connection to Crimea (from Russia) across the Southern border.

US Boots in Iraq and Baltics, Authorization to Attack Syria...and US Troops in Ukraine!
Ron Paul Institute - As the NATO summit in Wales kicks off today, with an expected agreement to create a "spearhead" force of up to 5,000 troops to rapidly deploy to any "hotspot" in eastern Europe, we learn that the US will also send several hundred troops to participate in NATO military exercises in Ukraine later this month.

NATO Leaders to Vow to Lift Military Spending
Blacklisted News - Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will pledge at a summit here to lift their military spending to 2% of each country's gross domestic product over the next 10 years, according to three officials familiar with the negotiations over the summit communiqué. Only four of NATO's 28 member states currently meet or exceed that level: the U.S., U.K., Greece and Estonia.

US, South Korea create army unit to destroy North Korea’s nukes
StratRisks - South Korea said it would create a combined army unit with the United States, reportedly tasked with destroying North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction in the event of an all-out conflict. The mechanised unit led by a US major general will be set up in the first half of next year as part of elaborate preparations for any future war between the two Koreas.

The Second Ebola Outbreak is Just As Strange as the First
The Daily Sheeple - Despite the uncharacteristic spread of the virus, it isn’t the oddest thing to come out of the news lately. Recently it was found that the Ebola virus had spread to the Congo, and a total of 31 people have died of the infection. In a strange twist however, that outbreak ended up being completely unrelated to the Ebola in Western Africa...

Germany's top supermarkets force the poultry industry to use safe, non-GMO feed again
(NaturalNews) European consumers do not want to eat food produced by animals that have been fed genetically modified (GM) feed. Unlike in the United States, the German market has been forced to adhere to consumer demand.

Kiev & self-defense forces ready for Friday ceasefire if Minsk talks successful
RT - The Ukrainian president and the heads of the self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk have said they are ready to order a ceasefire if peace talks in Minsk, Belarus on Friday are successful.

US, EU preparing new round of economic sanctions against Russia
RT - Reuters reported on Thursday that the White House is working on a new wave of sanctions against Russia, which may be imposed in tandem with embargoes expected to be announced by European Union representatives later this week. The newswire made the announcement as the White House participated in a conference-call with reporters.

Russian Experts Push Medvedev to Include GMOs in Sanctions
Sustainable Pulse - In an official letter Wednesday to Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev, a group of top Russian experts including scientists, farmers and eco groups urged him to add all foods containing GMOs to the existing food sanctions that have been placed by Russia on the EU, U.S. and Australia amongst others.

NATO to give Ukraine 15mn euros, lethal and non-lethal military supplies from members
RT - NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced a "comprehensive and tailored package of measures" including the donation of 15 million euros “through NATO” at a joint news conference with the Ukrainian president on Thursday on the first day of the NATO summit in Wales.

VIDEO: NATO Vs Russia (In 99 Seconds)
Zero Hedge - NATO has often seemed to lack purpose, and now, as The Guardian explains in this excellent 99-second primer on how we got here; at its summit in Wales this month NATO faces one of its biggest challenges in years – the defense of Europe against Russia...

‘Most convincing evidence’: Russian embassy trolls NATO with toy tanks
RT - Some of Russia’s diplomats have joined a digital diplomacy row as they trolled NATO by “leaking” on Twitter the alliance’s “most convincing evidence” of Russian troops’ alleged presence in Ukraine.... This is evidently a response to NATO’s release of satellite images described as a “proof” of Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Army now says it won’t put cameras on surveillance aircraft in Maryland
Washington Post - Military surveillance aircraft slated to be set aloft over suburban Baltimore this year were originally designed to carry video cameras capable of distinguishing between humans and wheeled vehicles from a distance of at least five kilometers, according to documents the Army has newly released to a privacy group.

At least 6 Ferguson Cops Named in Civil Rights Suits
1newsjunkie - Besides Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., officer who killed unarmed Michael Brown earlier this month, six others on the same force have been named in civil rights lawsuits alleging the use of excessive force, the Washington Post reports.

Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack, US security team members claim
Fox News - A U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox News’ Bret Baier. Their account gives a dramatic new turn to what the Obama administration and its allies would like to dismiss as an “old story” – the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks...

Indiana city requires businesses to have outdoor surveillance cameras approved by police
MassPrivatei - Businesses in the city operating between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. will be required to have three high-resolution surveillance cameras recording public access areas following passage Tuesday of an ordinance by the City Council. Businesses have a three-month grace period until the ordinance is enforced and failure to comply after that could result in fines up to $2,500 and revocation of its business license.

VIDEO: Common Core Teaches New Way To Add 9 + 6 That Takes 54 Seconds
Daily Caller - It’s back-to-school time, America. As a courtesy to parents sure to be frustrated with their children’s infuriating Common Core homework, Buffalo, N.Y. NBC affiliate WGRZ has published a series of helpful videos.

Texas man killed by Laredo police officers who unleashed 80 shots: family
NY Daily News - A man armed with a pellet gun was shot dead by police in Texas early Saturday morning, and family members claim officers unleashed some 80 shots in the fusilade. Laredo police killed Jose Walter Garza, 30, after receiving a call of a man with a gun at the Gateway Truck Stop around 1:50 a.m., Investigator Joe E. Baeza, the department spokesman, told the Daily News on Tuesday.

Election News

Will The 2012 Bribery Scandal Torpedo Rand Paul’s 2016 Hopes?
The Hill - The bribery scandal surrounding former Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) 2012 presidential bid is threatening to damage his son’s 2016 White House prospects. The saga took down Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) likely campaign manager, Jesse Benton, who was running Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) reelection bid. And the implications of wrongdoing two years ago could still further trickle down and hobble the younger Paul’s developing presidential campaign apparatus.

Economy & Business

Do You Receive Free Lunch at Work? The IRS Wants to Tax it…
Michael Krieger - On August 26, 2014, the Department of Treasury released the 2014-2015 Priority Guidance Plan which raised the issue of employer-provided meals as one of 317 projects that are priorities for the upcoming year. The plan “represents projects we intend to work on actively during the plan year. Yes, a “priority.” In other words: the IRS is rethinking looking the other way when it comes to free meals.

Fast-Food Workers Strike, Arrested Across America: The Unseen Costs Of The Minimum Wage
Zero Hedge 9/04/2014 - "Get up! Get down! Fast-food workers run this town!" were the chants from fast-food workers in over 100 cities across America today, as empowered by President Obama's explanation of 'fairness', they demanded a $15-per-hour minimum wage amid strikes, rallies, and acts of civil disobedience.

Most People Don’t Believe It, But We Are Right On Schedule For The Next Financial Crash
Economic Collapse - People have such short memories. Even though we are repeating so many of the same patterns that we witnessed in 2000-2001 and 2007-2008, most people do not think that another financial crash is coming.

'Hoarding Money' - A New Meme?
The Daily Bell - Fed: US consumers have decided to 'hoard money' ... One of the great mysteries of the post-financial crisis world is why the U.S. has lacked inflation despite all the money being pumped into the economy. The St. Louis Federal Reserve thinks it has the answer: A paper the central bank branch published this week blames the low level of money movement in large part on consumers and their "willingness to hoard money." – CNBC

Energy & Environment

Drought apocalypse begins in California as wells run dry
(NaturalNews) Water wells in central California have begun to run dry, reports the LA Times. (1) "Extreme drought conditions have become so harsh for the Central Valley community of East Porterville [that] many of its residents dependent on their own wells have run out of water."
* Related: 35-year 'megadrought' to strike the American southwest

BP Faces $18 Billion Fine For "Gross Negligence" In Gulf Of Mexico Spill
Zero Hedge - U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans ruled today that BP was "grossly negligent" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and may face up to $18 billion in civil penalties, according to The WSJ.

Comprehensive report: How smart meters invade privacy
Take Back Your Power - The original report was issued in March of this year and has now been updated with new information regarding investor owned utilities (IOUs) as well as addressing a White House report concerning “big data” published in May 2014.

Science & Technology

Way too close: 18-meter asteroid zips between Earth & moon
RT - An asteroid will speed past our planet on Sunday, practically shaving terrestrial space as the rock whizzes past Earth just one tenth of its distance from the moon. The rare occasion will be most clearly witnessed in the skies above New Zealand. Hacked
Zero Hedge - According to the WSJ, a hacker broke into part of the insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software. And the punchline: neither the government, nor the security contractor, Blue Canopy Group, found out it had been hacked until two months later.

The information Google doesn't want you to organize: Column
USA Today - Back in February, in a San Jose courtroom, a bombshell was dropped that could have been erased from the public record. It turns out that Google, which bases its business on collecting and analyzing huge reams of data for advertising purposes, has been scanning users' emails even before users have a chance to open or read them, including email messages that are deleted without being opened. Google knows what's in your email before you do.

Newly Revealed NSA Program ICREACH Extends the NSA's Reach Even Further
EFF - Turns out, the DEA and FBI may know what medical conditions you have, whether you are having an affair, where you were last night, and more—all without any knowing that you have ever broken a law. That’s because the DEA and FBI, as part of over 1000 analysts at 23 U.S. intelligence agencies, have the ability to peer over the NSA’s shoulder and see much of the NSA’s metadata with ICREACH.

US scientists working on mind-controlled drones for military use
RT - University researchers in Texas say they are designing a new type of drone – one that could be controlled simply and only with a soldier’s mind.

3D-printed robotic birds of prey are undergoing trials - Clear Flight Solutions has been at work developing possibilities for automated operations with their Robird models, and have started practical trials with partners. The trials will continue all this year and the first half of 2015, said the group. Results so far are promising. Wired reported that "At one landfill, they've seen a 75 percent decrease in bird visits. The ones that do return have their heads on a swivel."

Exclusive: Mystery of Rogue Cell Towers Discovered
Mikael Thalen - Recent reports on rogue cell phone towers being used across the country to intercept mobile cell phone data is drawing a response from federal agents who claim the towers are not being used by law enforcement groups.

Law Enforcement Agencies Scramble For Pricey Cell Tower Spoofer Upgrades As Older Networks Are Shut Down
Techdirt - The surveillance device that dare not speak its name (thanks, FBI!) is on its last legs… or at least one version is. Cyrus Farivar at Ars Technica reports that law enforcement agencies are moving quickly to avoid being locked out of the cell tower spoofing racket.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

U.S. Representative Questions EPA’s Risk Assessment of 2,4-D-Based Herbicide
(Beyond Pesticides) U.S. Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week asking them a poignant question: Why didn’t the human health risk assessment of Dow’s newest 2,4-D-based herbicide apply the ten-fold safety factor required by national law to protect children and infants?

EPA: List of Common Pesticides That Contain 2,4-D - There may be additional products sold in your area hat are not included on this list but that contain these active ingredients. Please check the ingredient statement on other product labels to determine if they contain any of the active ingredients listed.

Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone – For Free
Natural Blaze - Unfortunately society has been conditioned to clear the land and create unsustainable fields which need high inputs to be maintained. Food forests are abundant and can yield significantly more than the conventional farming and mono cropping that dominates much of the industrial landscape today.

Gardener’s To-Do List for September
Organic Gardening - Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of September.


How to kill candida and balance your intestinal flora
(NaturalNews) Ways to kill candida and balance your intestinal flora Most people ingest too many refined, processed foods. Even us health nuts have a tendency to do this. In this fast paced world, with the body biologically programmed to desire sweets and other easy carbohydrates that are so much harder to find in nature, it's common and totally normal to have too much candida in our body.

Grapefruit and helichrysum extract combat diabetes and obesity
(NaturalNews) In the Nutrition Department at the University of Navarra in Spain, Professor Alfredo Martinez and lecturer Fermin Milagro made a clinical breakthrough. They found out that both grapefruit and helichrysum extract can effectively combat diabetes and obesity.

Health benefits of pineapple include everything from tumor reduction to digestive improvements
(NaturalNews) Pineapple is a tasty fruit, typically enjoyed during the summertime and for its sweet, tropical flavor. However, the goodness of pineapple extends well beyond its taste, as it offers several health benefits worth exploring.

The unspoken link between GM-foods and cancer
(NaturalNews) For those living in US, about 70 percent of the processed foods one consumes daily actually contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Should this be of concern? Yes! Studies, few as there are, show a strong link between GM-foods and cancer. And it is time to learn about them.

CDC whistleblower goes further: mercury causes autism
Jon Rappoport - Beyond admitting to fraud in a 2004 CDC study that exonerated the MMR vaccine, Dr. William Thompson, a CDC scientist, asserts there is a connection between mercury (thimerosal) in vaccines and autism. Thompson states that giving a vaccine containing mercury to a pregnant woman is something he would never do.

4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease
Green Med Info - Leaky Gut Syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people struggle with and don't even know it can lead to many other health conditions.

Tainted Fruit - Watch Out For This Hidden Ingredient
Natural Blaze - People with food allergies always have to watch what they eat. Now, they may have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat, as it seems it's possible to have an allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in food.

The Hierarchy of Fruit Sugar: Which Fruits Should You Eat?
Natural Blaze - When you want to cut down on the sugar in your diet, fruit should not be ignored. Below is the hierarchy of fruit sugar among many common fruits.

Are You Still Eating One of The Worst Carbs For Your Health? - Modern wheat really isn't wheat at all and far from the health food the wheat industry wants you to believe it is. High-yielding and now genetically modified varieties of wheat are making this one cereal grain you'll probably want to axe from your food list.

Humor & Satire

VIDEO: The Hazards of Backyard Hens
Daily Paul - For far too long chicken people have hidden the hazards of raising backyard hens. I'm here to spread the truth. [Only people who own, or know people who own chickens would appreciate this]

Thursday - September 4, 2014 - 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."
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.
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.
1923 - The first American dirigible, the "Shenandoah," began its maiden voyage in Lakehurst, NJ.
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 there had been an American plane, used for reconnaissance, in the vicinity of the Korean Air Lines flight that was shot down.
1993 - Pope John Paul II started his first visit to the former Soviet Union.
1998 - In Mexico, bankers stopped approving personal loans and mortgages.
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.
2006 - "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, 44, died after a stingray's barb pierced his chest.
2007 - Toy maker Mattel Inc. recalled 800,000 lead-tainted, Chinese-made toys worldwide, a third major recall in just over a month.
2008 - Sen. John McCain accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in St. Paul, Minn.
2008 - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in a sex scandal, forcing the Democrat out of office.

World News

Photo Tweet Claims to Show Sotloff Fighting with Syrian Mercenaries
Kurt Nimmo - It was posted on Wednesday. Arabic text accompanying the photo identifies the man as Sotloff. The unverified – and in the supposed ISIS video, not shown – beheading of Sotloff is being used as a pretext to launch a war inside Syria against the Saudi and Qatari financed and U.S. military trained Islamic State, formerly ISIS.

Canadians involved in kidnappings, torture of US journalists – report
At least three Canadian nationals, who joined an Al-Qaeda-linked militant group in Syria, were responsible for holding and brutally interrogating US journalists Theo Curtis and Matt Schrier, CBC reported.

‘NATO plan against Russia to cost several hundred million euro a year’
RT - The implementation of NATO’s readiness action plan to 'overt' Russian threat, which will be presented at the alliance’s summit in Wales on September 4, will involve “several hundred million euros” a year, says the bloc’s commander.

Ukraine ceasefire: Putin lays out 7-step plan to stop hostilities in E. Ukraine
RT - Kiev must withdraw troops from southeastern regions of Ukraine and rebels must stop offensive to stop bloodshed, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says. He and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko discussed "a ceasefire regime."

200 US troops to join Ukraine war game
Press TV - The Pentagon says 200 US troops would be deployed to Ukraine to take part in a military exercise in the country later this month. This is the first deployment of US ground troops to Ukraine since Kiev engaged in a bloody conflict with pro-Russians in the east earlier this year.

Russia's strategic nuclear forces to hold major exercise this month
(Reuters) - The forces responsible for Russia's strategic nuclear arsenal will conduct major exercises this month involving more than 4,000 soldiers, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday, in the latest sign of rising tension with NATO over the Ukraine crisis.

4 NATO warships to enter Black Sea before September 7 – military source
RT - Four NATO warships from US, France, Canada and Spain will reportedly enter Black Sea waters this week, a diplomatic and military source said.

France Folds; Suspends Shipment Of Russian Warship - NATO Allies Pleased
Zero Hedge - France is suspending the delivery of the 1st of 2 hulking Mistral warships to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow's actions in neighboring Ukraine, AP reports President Francois Hollande's office said Wednesday.

Why Does ISIS Fit In So Perfectly With The PNAC Plan?
Activist Post - Here are some simple burning questions whose answers can only be described by the globalist plans for a new world order. These questions strike at the root of the question all of humanity is asking: Who is ISIS?

Sotloff Video Found by Group Responsible for Releasing Fake Osama bin Laden Video
Kurt Nimmo - The group purportedly responsible for discovering the Steven Sotloff beheading video is an intelligence asset specializing in war on terror propaganda. The video was first obtained by SITE Intelligence Group (Search for International Terrorist Entities), also known as SITE Intel Group, a relatively under-the-radar yet apparently very powerful nonprofit research body that monitors jihadist movements,” reports USA Today.
* Related Video: Is the Steven Sotloff Beheading Video Fake?

Current Ebola Epidemic Death Count Surpasses All Previous Outbreaks Combined
Zero Hedge - Perhaps, when Doctors-Without-Borders and the World Health Organization start speaking in panicced terms about 'out of control' outbreaks, 'global crisis', 'lethally inadequate' responses; that it's time for the west to start getting involved (as opposed to sending humanitarian advisers to Iraq and Ukraine).

Ebola-infected patient in Liberia escapes quarantine, enters crowded market
RT - A video has emerged that an Ebola-infected patient has escaped a quarantine zone in Liberian hospital and went to a local crowded market in search of food. He was then pursued by medical staff and returned to hospital.

16 Apocalyptic Quotes From Global Health Officials About This Horrific Ebola Epidemic
Economic Collapse - We have never seen anything like this in any of our lifetimes, and the scary part is that this might only be just the beginning. The following are 16 apocalyptic quotes from global health officials about this horrific Ebola epidemic...

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Slip-Up? McCain Says “National Security Team Recommended Arming ISIS”
Mikael Thalen - Freudian slip shows senator’s struggle to differentiate between terrorists he’s armed. Arizona Sen. John McCain made an interesting comment regarding the federal government’s policy towards the ISIS terrorist group Wednesday evening during an appearance on Fox News.

Justice Dept. to probe Ferguson police force
Washington post - Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this week will launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, according to two federal law enforcement officials.

Feds Retaliate Against Border Agent for Speaking to Media
Adan Salazar - Ron Zermeno, a Border Patrol union representative working the San Diego sector, was one of the few field agents willing to comment on the recent illegal immigrant surge prior to a federal gag order prohibiting agents from speaking to the media.

Frank Wolf to Introduce Bill Authorizing Military Action Against ISIS
Breitbart - Though President Barack Obama hasn’t consulted America’s legislative branch on what to do about the ISIS threat, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)—a national security hawk from Virginia—is stepping forward himself to introduce legislation that would congressionally authorize military action against ISIS and other terror threats in the region.

Ron And Rand Paul Do Not Agree About ISIS
BuzzFeed News - Sen. Rand Paul on Friday told the Associated Press that the United States should pursue ISIS aggressively... In an emailed comment, however, Paul elaborated by saying: “If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily.” His father, Ron Paul, on Sunday wrote that the United States should at all costs avoid intervening in Syria...

Will Ferguson shooting victim's juvenile records be released?
CBS News - Lawyers for two media organizations asked a judge Wednesday to release any possible juvenile records of the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a suburban St. Louis police officer last month. A 45-minute hearing before a St. Louis County family court judge didn't reveal whether Michael Brown has such a record. However, a lawyer for the county juvenile office, which opposes the media requests, said only that Brown was never charged with a serious felony.

Economy & Business

Foreign Ownership of U.S. Government Debt Passes $6 Trillion
CNS News - Of the $6,013,200,000,000 in U.S. government debt held by foreign interests, $4,108,200,000,000 was categorized by the Treasury as “foreign official” debt holdings---meaning it was owned by institutions controlled by foreign governments.

Veteran News

New trial ordered for soldier who says anti-smoking drug drove him to kill - The nation’s highest military appeals court on Wednesday ordered a new trial for a soldier who killed a Fresno, Calif., native in a sudden rage allegedly induced by the anti-smoking drug Chantix.

Concussion: Americas Hidden Epidemic
The Daily Sheeple - Although people tend to view concussion as a minor injury it isn’t. Concussion is a traumatic brain injury and people who have had concussion can suffer from it’s affects for years.... Military veterans are obviously top of the list for this type of injury. Even a blast wave can cause the brain to get shaken inside the hard vault of the skull, and it’s this that causes the trauma. More than 260,000 veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq have been diagnosed so far. There will be more.

Energy & Environment

Fluoride in private wells linked to decreased IQ
(NaturalNews) One such problematic area is Maine, where granite layers that exist deep beneath the surface leach fluoride into groundwater and private wells. In some parts of the state, nearly half of all private wells sampled were found to contain fluoride at levels exceeding the state maximum of 2 milligrams per liter (mg/L). And in other areas, fluoride levels exceed the national maximum of 4 mg/L.

Science & Technology

Almost all U.S. Home Depot stores may have been hit by breach: new data
(Reuters) - Customer data could have been stolen from nearly all of Home Depot Inc's stores in the United States, according to new information released on Wednesday by security website KrebsonSecurity.


7 Smells That Can Help Relieve Stress
Dr. Mercola - There are probably as many uses for aromatherapy as there are essential oils, but research shows particular promise in relieving stress, stabilizing your mood, improving sleep, pain, and nausea relief, and improving your memory and energy level.

Tick bite turns people into involuntary vegetarians
(NaturalNews) It seems that a tick called the lone star tick -- because it supposedly originated, ironically, from the beef-producing state of Texas -- creates an extreme allergy to meat, especially red meat, that sometimes forces folks into hospital emergency rooms. But it doesn't cause Lyme disease.

Lavender and orange oil spider vein remedy
STEPin2 - Massaging with the right essential oils can help get rid of spider veins. Lavender and orange essential oil both help strengthen the capillary walls in the blood vessels. Mix the following ingredients...

Crispy, Golden…and Potentially Dangerous!
Alliance for Natural Health - Grass-fed, organic, free-range. But are you undermining those benefits with the way you cook your food?

Energy drinks cause heart problems says study
Natural Blaze - Professor Drici said: “So-called ‘energy drinks’ are popular in dance clubs and during physical exercise, with people sometimes consuming a number of drinks one after the other. This situation can lead to a number of adverse conditions including angina, cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and even sudden death.”

Where Coke Thrives and Belongs - In The Toilet - The phosphoric acid in Coke has an immediate effect on the body which triggers tiny inflammatory cascades which result from the irritability of the esophagus and blood vessels. A good example of how effective Coke is at literally cutting through surfaces, is how effective it is at cleaning.

Pet News

Fermented Vegetables: Finicky Pets Might Not Like This Superfood, But It's a Potent Cancer Fighter
Dr. Becker - Dogs, and to a lesser extent cats need vegetables for the roughage, phytonutrients, and antioxidants they provide, which mimics what would be found in their prey’s digestive tracts. One of the best ways to provide vegetables to pets is by fermenting them. Fermented veggies are optimally digestible for dogs and cats, and they also offer powerful probiotic benefits.

Wednesday - September 3, 2014 - 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.
1939 - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.
1943 - Italy was invaded by the Allied forces during World War II.
1954 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.
1966 - The television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" ended after 14 years.
1967 - Nguyen Van Thieu was elected president of South Vietnam under a new constitution.
1967 - In Sweden, motorists stopped driving on the left side of the road and began driving on the right side.
1976 - The U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet's surface.
1981 - Egypt arrested more than 1,500 opponents of the government.
1989 - The U.S. began shipping military aircraft and weapons, worth $65 million, to Columbia in its fight against drug lords.
1994 - Russia and China announced that they would no longer be targeting nuclear missiles or using force against each other.
1999 - Mario Lemieux's ownership group officially took over the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins. Lemieux became the first player in the modern era of sports to buy the team he had once played for.
2013 - Hunters in Mississippi caught a 727-pound alligator.
2005 - President George W. Bush ordered more than 7,000 active duty forces to the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
2005 - Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died at age 80.

World News

US Troops Are Heading To Ukraine
Zero Hedge - While only 'humanitarian adviser' boots on the ground are present in Iraq (and Syria), Reuters reports that preparations are under way near Ukraine's western border for a joint military exercise this month with more than 1,000 troops from the United States and its allies.

Obama orders 350 additional troops to Iraq
RT - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of an additional 350 American troops to Iraq, where they will be charged with protecting US diplomats and facilitates in Baghdad.

Second American journalist beheaded by ISIS terrorists
RT - The Associated Press and the SITE Intel Group, an organization that tracks the online activity of terrorist groups, both reported on Tuesday that the Islamic State has posted a video of the execution barely two weeks after the group formerly known as ISIS published a similar clip of American photojournalist James Foley suffering the same fate.

Kiev retracts 'permanent' ceasefire statement, says steps for establishing peace agreed
RT - Kiev retracted its earlier statement regarding a “permanent ceasefire” in eastern Ukraine, which followed a phone call between the Russian and Ukrainian leaders. The new wording from Poroshenko’s office talks of a ceasefire “regime”.

‘We may consider airstrike’: UK confirms ISIS hostage video authentic
RT - UK PM David Cameron is weighing Britain’s options following the latest video from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) which reportedly shows the beheading of a US journalist, followed by a pledge that a Briton will be next.

Saudi King Warns ISIS “Will Reach Europe In One Month, US In Two”
Zero Hedge - As if the fearmongery and vitriol of UK, Europe and the US were not enough, the Middle-East’s ‘allied’ leaders are now opining on the threat of ISIS.

Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11 - Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.

Warning to the World: Washington and its NATO & EU Vassals are Insane — Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts - Herbert E. Meyer, a nutcase who was a special assistant to the CIA director for a period during the Reagan administration, has penned an article calling for Russian President Putin’s assassination. If we have “ to get him out of the Kremlin feet-first with a bullet hole in the back of his head, that would be okay with us.” As the crazed Meyer illiustrates, the insanity that Washington has released upon the world knows no restraint.

China refuses to permit GM rice and corn to be grown by research groups
(NaturalNews) The Chinese government will not permit the issuance of new biosafety certificates to research groups that were once allowed to grow genetically modified rice and corn, likely part of Beijing's ongoing effort to prevent the spread of GM crops in the world's most populous country.

Monsanto funds trip for Indian parliament members in bid to get GMO trial ban overturned
(NaturalNews) Within weeks after India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) negated an effort to conduct field trials for 15 genetically modified crops, a group of lawmakers from the party, as well as other Indian politicians, made plans to travel to the United States for a week-long junket sponsored by none other than GMO giant Monsanto.

Nato Plans 'Spearhead' Force To Face Russia
Sky News - Nato is set to create a high-readiness force and stockpile military equipment in Eastern Europe as a bulwark against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's chief has said. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the proposed new force could be comprised of several thousand troops contributed to on a rotating basis by the 28 Nato countries.
* Related: NATO's "Military Hysteria" Undermines Peace in Ukraine, says Russia

NSA docs reveal U.S. hand in tracking and killing Kurdish separatists
Common Dreams - The United States has been inextricably involved in Turkey's surveillance and targeting of Kurdish rebel groups for years and even had a hand in a botched mission that resulted in the killing of 34 innocent people. Despite this ongoing collaboration, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden and jointly reported by The Intercept and Der Spiegel on Sunday, the country itself remains one of the National Security Agency's top surveillance targets.

Iran sends 95 tons of aid to Gaza
Press TV - On Tuesday, the IRCS said it sent 95 tons of aid to the coastal enclave, including 35 tons of medicine and medical equipment. Tents, blankets, and canned food were among other items sent to Gaza.

Palestine: Israeli Army Demolishes Orphanage Dairy Factory in the West Bank
Global Research - Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday, at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and initiated the destruction of a dairy factory that belongs to the Islamic Charitable Society for Orphans, in the city.

Israel announces construction of biggest settlement in 30 years
The Telegraph - Almost 1,000 acres of land in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared "state land, on the instructions of the political echelon" by the military-run Civil Administration.

Documents show how US allowed Israel to have nukes
Press TV - The US government has declassified top-secret documents from 45 years ago showing how the US allowed Israel to possess nuclear program.... The files that were made public by the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) after decades it refused to declassify the secrets of the Israeli nuclear program and the US role in it.

Preliminary MH17 crash report to be published within a week – investigators
RT - A preliminary report on the reasons behind the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine will be released within days. However, it will take one year to perform a full investigation which will answer all questions, the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) said.

American male doctor contracts Ebola while working in Liberia as experts warn the world is losing the battle against deadly disease
Daily Mail - The unnamed doctor had been treating women in the obstetrics ward of a hospital in the Liberian capital, his charity Serving In Mission said on Tuesday. The group doesn't know how the doctor contracted Ebola since the ward is separate from the zone where Ebola patients are being treated.

Kazakhstan authorities on high alert after radioactive container goes missing
The Guardian - Authorities in Kazakhstan are on high alert after a container holding the radioactive substance caesium-137 disappeared in the west of the country, police said on Tuesday.

Fukushima: TEPCO sued for $868,000 in unpaid ‘danger money’
RT - Four subcontractors, working to decommission the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, are suing the Tokyo Electric Power Company, in the first-ever such case, saying they were never compensated for working in the radioactive area.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Repealing Common Core Standards
Breitbart - The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards and reverting to its previous academic standards by rescinding the state’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the second state ever to lose its waiver from the law.

James Foley Worked Under USAID, a Known U.S. Intelligence Front. Was He More Than Just a Journalist?
Blacklisted News - According to internal documents obtained by the AP and interviews in six countries, USAID’s young operatives posed as tourists, visited college campuses and used a ruse that could undermine USAID’s credibility in critical health work around the world: An HIV-prevention workshop one called the “perfect excuse” to recruit political activists, according to a report by Murillo’s group. For all the risks, some travelers were paid as little as $5.41 an hour.

Homeland Security can’t find more than 6,000 foreign students with expired student visas - The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreigners who entered the United States on student visas that have now expired, ABC News reports. This was a major security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the 9/11 terror attacks.

YouTube: Judge Napolitano: NSA More Interested In Spying On Americans Than ISIS
Fox News September 2nd, 2014.

No jail or fines for police dispatcher who ran fake autism charity
MassLive - A police dispatcher who was accused of operating a fake autism charity and keeping donations for himself will not face jail time or fines, and will pay $2,000 in restitution though it's unclear how much money he actually took.

Economy & Business

$28.25: the minimum wage D.C. would need to support a modest 2-bedroom
Washington Post - Much attention has been paid to the fact that the federal minimum wage has not kept pace with inflation (or with increases in worker productivity, or with the rising incomes of the 1 percent). But in a much less abstract sense, federal and local minimum wages have also failed to keep up with the rising cost of rent.... Here is the same map translated into hours...

The Morning After: What Happens When A Government Destroys Its Currency
Zero Hedge - “Everyone in the country was in shock. People’s net worth had devalued more than 53% overnight.” Looking back, it was so obvious. But most people ignored the warning signs following the government's reassurances that all would be well... It’s human nature to want to believe that everything is going to be OK. Are we so different today?

The Seven Year Cycle Of Economic Crashes That Everyone Is Talking About
Economic Collapse - Large numbers of people believe that an economic crash is coming next year based on a seven year cycle of economic crashes that goes all the way back to the Great Depression. What I am about to share with you is very controversial.

Billionaire threatens charity donations if Pope continues support for the poor - Billionaire Ken Langone, the founder of Home Depot issued a warning to Pope Francis during an interview with CNBC which was published this past Monday. In the interview he said that wealthy people such as himself are feeling ostracized by the Pope’s messages in support of the poor, and might stop giving to charity if the Pope continues to make statements criticizing capitalism and income inequality.

Veteran News

Older Vets Committing Suicide at Alarming Rate - Veteran suicide numbers have gone up in recent years with much of the attention focused on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan killing themselves. However, almost seven out of 10 veterans who have committed suicide were over the age of 50, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs study.

Energy & Environment

The Scariest California Drought Map Yet
Zero Hedge - Across California, reservoirs are running dry as the drought continues to weigh dramatically on many parts of the economy. The following map, showing the dismally low levels of reservoirs in all their horrible glory could be the scariest drought map yet...

Nuclear industry hides from public huge radiation spikes at power plant reactors
(NaturalNews) A nuclear insider has unleashed a bombshell about how radiation is actually released from nuclear power plant reactors -- and what he has to say might shock you. During a recent interview with Nuclear Hotseat host Libbe HaLevy, radiation biologist Dr. Ian Fairlie spoke about massive radiation spikes that occur when plant reactors are refueled, a common occurrence that the industry has long withheld from the public.
Science & Technology

Judge mulls contempt charges in Microsoft’s e-mail privacy fight with US
Ars Technica - A federal judge is mulling whether to hold Microsoft in contempt of court for defying orders to give the US government e-mails stored on an overseas server.... Microsoft on Tuesday reiterated its position that it was talking with US District Judge Loretta Preska, the judge who sided with the Obama administration on Friday. "We will not be turning over the e-mail," Microsoft said in a statement.

Home Depot investigates potential hacking of credit card data
Ars Technica - The suspected breach, first reported on Tuesday by journalist and security researcher Brian Krebs, may involve all 2,200 US stores and has some of the hallmarks of the group that compromised Target, Sally Beauty, and P.F. Chang's, according to Krebs. Home Depot is currently looking into the fraud anomalies and promised to notify customers as soon as it has evidence of a breach.

Humanoid robot to go on sale in US within a year
Bloomberg - Billionaire Masayoshi Son will start selling his humanoid robots named “Pepper” at Sprint Corp. (S) stores in the U.S. by next summer, part of SoftBank Corp.’s push to take the technology beyond factory floors.
* Video: Pepper the Robot Just Wants to Make You Happy

Science & Technology

Apple Showcases Education Apps ‘Aligned to Common Core Standards’
Mikael Thalen - Despite the growing backlash against Common Core among parents and educators, the increasing number of schools obtaining iPads through federal grants will likely keep Apple from disassociating itself from the curriculum. “Considering what a tangled web Common Core has become, you would think big names like Apple would distance themselves from it, but perhaps the prize is too profitable for some to ignore,” EAG News’ Danette Clark notes.


Hormone Disrupters Found in Wines and Spirits
Green Med Info - Their study tested the concentrations of various phthalates in French wines and grape spirits marketed in Europe or intended for export. Overall they found that 83% of the samples tested contained phthalates at some level. 100% of the spirits analyzed contained at least one type of phthalates.

Time Magazine accidentally reveals greater autism fraud
Jon Rappoport - In one piece of one sentence, without meaning to, the article blows another hole in the 2004 study that whistleblower William Thompson exposed as a fraud. A hole beyond what Thompson has admitted to in his public mea culpa statement of August 27th. What Time Magazine revealed demonstrates that the entire study is based on a lie.

5 Home remedies for acid reflux, that work
(NaturalNews) Acid reflux can go from mild to chronic in a very short period of time. There are medications than can help manage the symptoms of acid reflux, such as antacids. However, they aren't necessary, because there are many natural remedies that are simple and easy to use.

Calendula: The Amazing Flower That Heals Wounds, Fights Dermatitis, And Even Repairs Varicose Veins
Off the Grid News - Calendula officinalis is also known as “pot marigold,” even though it is not a pure marigold. A sweetly scented member of the daisy family, this perky little plant sports bright yellow or orange flowers and is native to the Mediterranean region.

Saw palmetto can treat hair loss, enlarged prostates and urinary tract infections
(NaturalNews) Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a small palm native to the southeastern United States and is characterized by its sprawling trunk and large, spear-like leaves. The plant bears dark red, olive-sized berries that have a long history of use as both a food and medicine. American Indians particularly revered saw palmetto berries for their significant healing properties.

Citronella-Based Bug Sprays Being Banned In Favor of Toxic DEET - Despite citronella essential oils being used for decades to counter mosquitoes, Health Canada is pulling the last of citronella-based bug sprays off the shelves by the end of December because of "the absence of adequate safety data.”

Over 60 Percent of Dishwashers Test Positive For Harmful Fungi, But There's A Simple Natural Solution For Prevention - Researchers found that the warm, damp environment in dishwashers is ideal for the growth of a species of fungi that can be harmful to the lungs and hard to treat if infected. They also discovered that the fungi are particularly likely to grow in dishwashers as they thrive in salty conditions, such as those created by dishwasher powder.

Canned Food and Wine Ingredient Causes Adverse Reactions
Heather Callaghan - Out of the blue, my heart starts uncontrollably racing. A weak, erratic, snare-drum pace. Then came the sudden nausea and "heavy lungs." What caused this?... It was Sodium Bisulfite...the same ingredient that goes by other names in the class of "sulfites" you see on a typical bottle of red wine. Double-whammy. Turns out, it can cause rapid heartbeat among other symptoms (below).

Tuesday - September 2, 2014 - Today in History:

1775 - Hannah, the first American war vessel was commissioned by General George Washington.
1789 - The U.S. Treasury Department was established.
1864 - During the U.S. Civil War Union forces led by Gen. William T. Sherman occupied Atlanta following the retreat of the Confederates.
1901 - Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice President, said "Speak softly and carry a big stick" in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair.
1945 - Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II. The war ended six years and one day after it began.
1945 - Ho Chi Minh declared the independence the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1961 - The U.S.S.R. resumed nuclear weapons testing. Test ban treaty negotiations had failed with the U.S. and Britain when the three nations could not agree upon the nature and frequency of on-site inspections.
1963 - The integration of Tuskegee High School was prevented by state troopers assigned by Alabama Gov. George Wallace. Wallace had the building surrounded by state troopers.
1985 - It was announced that the Titanic had been found on September 1 by a U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The luxury liner had been missing for 73 years.
1991 - The U.S. formally recognized the independence of Lithuania, Lativa and Estonia.
1992 - The U.S. and Russia agreed to a joint venture to build a space station.
1996 - Muslim rebels and the Philippine government signed a pact formally ending 26-years of insurgency that had killed more than 120,000 people.
2004 - President George W. Bush accepted his party's nomination for a second term at the Republican National Convention in New York City.
2005 - President George W. Bush told Michael Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" during a tour of Hurricane Katrina damage in Alabama.

World News

Russia to adjust military doctrine due to NATO expansion, Ukraine crisis
RT - Moscow is to review its military doctrine, a move that is caused by expansion of NATO in Eastern Europe, problems of missile defense and the crisis situation in neighboring Ukraine, says an official from the Russia’s Security Council.

Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world's biggest
RT - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli have launched the construction of the first part of Gazprom’s Power of Siberia pipeline - which will deliver 4 trillion cubic meters of gas to China over 30 years.

U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia
(Reuters) - U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.

US will open second drone base in Niger: Pentagon
Press TV - The US military is preparing to open a second drone base in Niger to allegedly track Takfiri militant groups in north and west Africa amid expanding its operations in the continent.

Putin: I hope common sense prevails in ‘war of sanctions’
RT - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he hopes Russia and the west can return to normal cooperation from the current mutually damaging “war of sanctions,” as Europe ponders whether it should go further in penalizing Moscow.

Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says
(Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us."

Russia outraged after Kiev accuses Moscow of nuclear attack threats
RT - Following comments from Ukraine’s Defense Minister Valery Geletey of Moscow threatening with a nuclear attack on its neighbor, Moscow said it was shocked by the statement. Russia warned that such rhetoric only deepens the civil stand-off in Ukraine.

IMF Approves 1.39 billion Bailout Payment to Ukraine
Fox News - The International Monetary Fund on Friday approved the latest payment to Ukraine in its $17 billion bailout program, providing a critical boost to Kiev as it faces military, economic and political threats.

Britain raises terror threat level ahead of introducing new draconian law
Kurt Nimmo - The proposed law will augment Britain’s Section 44 Terrorism Act. It allows police to decide who is a terrorist and grants them the authority to search and detain citizens. The law is used on a regular basis against peaceful and lawful protesters.

Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17
The Telegraph - Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defence minister said in an interview published on Saturday.

A “Ring of Steel” – The UK Spends $80 Million on a Massive Fence to Protect Politicians Ahead of NATO Summit
Blacklisted News - Most of us woke up this morning to news that the UK had raised its terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe.” Considering the competence and trustworthiness of the nation’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, there must be some specific threat they’re concerned about to justify instilling fear in a population of 65 million. Nope.

Mysterious glow above pacific ocean leaves pilot baffled as red lights appear from below
UK Daily Mirror - Dutch pilot JPC van Heijst came across the gigantic red and orange light when flying from Hong Kong to Alaska and believes a volcano is to blame.

Accident in Reactor 3 fuel pool at Fukushima
ENENews - Large piece of wreckage falls nearby spent uranium rods — M5 quake hits plant soon after — Official: “Unable to say” whether any have been damage.

Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago
Daily Mail - The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’ Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.
* Related: Dems believe climate change more dangerous than ISIS beheadings

VIDEO: Nanny State to Ban Toasters, Kettles & Hair Dryers!
Paul Joseph Watson - Despite arctic sea ice growing by 43%, the EU nanny state is set to ban toasters, hair dryers and kettles in the name of preventing global warming.

Ebola In Senegal - Interesting Oil & Gas Map - These oil maps are kind of a coincidence no? They can almost be interchanged for Ebola outbreak maps.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Feds Encouraging Deported Illegal Aliens to Come Back to USA
Breitbart - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to allow thousands of illegal immigrant deportees to return to the U.S., so long as they have ties to Southern California. Taxpayers will additionally fund a media campaign in Mexico, alerting deportees that they may be eligible to come back to the United States.

Feds warn of “imminent” terror threat on U.S. border
Kurt Nimmo - The government watchdog group Judicial Watch cites sources in the government warning that ISIS will attack the United States along the Mexican border. According to high level sources, ISIS terrorist are operating in Ciudad Juarez on the border across from the city of El Paso, Texas.

Those Ukrainians John McCain Wants to Arm Include Neo-Nazis
Paul Joseph Watson - After vehemently pushing to arm extremist militants in Syria, Senator John McCain is now calling on Washington to give weapons to Ukrainian forces that include ultra right-wing neo-nazis.

Secret FBI project trained Alaskans in preparation for Soviet invasion
RT - Declassified documents reveal that in the 1950s the FBI trained Alaskan residents to become agents behind enemy lines if the Soviets invaded. No women, Eskimo, Indians or Aleuts were included, with native peoples considered unreliable.

The Consequences Of America’s Invasion Of Afghanistan
Zero Hedge - While back in May Obama promised America’s mission in Afghanistan was over, and all US troops would leave the country by the end of 2016, the “unintended” consequences of the US presence in this favored by al-Qaeda country will haunt America for a long time. And especially New York, where according to a new report by the Department of Mental Hygiene, the number of people who died from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York City last year was the highest in over a decade.

US Army Drills to Battle Political Dissent and Fight Crime in 'Megacities'
Activist Post - The U.S. Army is now officially getting into the crime-fighting business. According to the Army Times, the Army is training to fight battles in megacities, not against other armies, but to help local authorities root out shadowy criminals, extremists and, wait for it, wait for it, influential political dissidents. The Army Times reports on this year's Unified Quest war games drill...

NJ Town Introduces Ordinance to Ban Recording of Public Officials after Embarrassing Video of Cop goes Viral
PINAC - It was an embarrassing moment for the New Jersey borough of Helmetta, a viral video showing one of their cops saying he doesn’t have to follow the Constitution because President Obama doesn’t follow the Constitution.

Cops Claim this Woman “Vaulted Herself off the Wall.” The Video Says Otherwise
The Free Thought Project - During Evans’ booking she was obviously intoxicated and uncooperative but did her behavior constitute having a taser pointed at her face and the brutal body slam that followed?.

Ohio “Open Carry” Laws Could Spell Murder Charges for Cops who Shot Innocent Man
The Anti Media - The killing of John Crawford III by police inside Wal-Mart differs from other recent police killings in one substantial manner.... Ohio is an “open carry” state. To put that simply, walking around a building with a firearm is not grounds for arrest, nor does it fulfill the requirement of reasonable suspicion for an investigative detention.

Economy & Business

Leading Keynesian Economist Uses the 'D' Word
Breitbart - …Now Brad DeLong, one of the most prestigious Keynesians, a professor at Berkeley and former deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury under Clinton, says that he agrees. It really is a depression.

The U.S. Is Now a ‘Third World’ Country
Washington’s Blog - Slightly more than one American household with children in every 25 is surviving on less than $2 per day of income from all sources. One quarter of that 4.3% (that’s 1% of all Americans with children) receive less than $1.25 per day. One third (that’s about 1.33% of all Americans) receive between $1.25 and $2. Another third of that 4.3% receive enough government benefits to be living on between $1.25 and $2 a day. A tiny 0.1% of that 4.3% are even surviving somehow on “Negative income & benefits.”

Inflation Pressures in Core Food Components
Zero Hedge - …eating out for the weekend where shrimp, steak, other seafood and vegetables are consumed at dinner brings home the idea that restaurant costs are only going up on the whole, and expect menu prices to continue to be raised at your favorite restaurant.

U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%
Forbes - With global tax reporting and FATCA, the list of the individuals who renounced is up. For 2013, there was a 221% increase, with record numbers of Americans renouncing. The Treasury Department is required to publish a quarterly list, but these numbers are under-stated, some say considerably.

Energy & Environment

Nuclear waste explosion at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant spewed radioactive plutonium into the air through ventilation system
(NaturalNews) It is still a mystery why a 55-gallon drum containing nuclear waste exploded in mid-February at the government's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. But new reports indicate that, following the explosion, a large mass of what witnesses say looked like a cloud of whipped cream traveled up a ventilation duct and spewed into the air, exposing at least 21 workers to deadly plutonium.

Pennsylvania Finally Releases List of 243 Cases of Water Contaminated by Oil and Gas Drilling
AllGov - The list released Thursday by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reveals 243 instances in which drilling contaminated water wells. Some of the causes of contamination were methane gas contamination, spills of wastewater and other pollutants, and wells that went dry or were otherwise undrinkable, according to the Associated Press.

Free Online EMF Summit Begins September 2nd
Activist Post - Join thousands for a free online EMF Summit starting tomorrow and continuing every Tuesday until December. Each week is a new video interview, which begins Sept. 2nd with Dirty Electricity: How We Can Co-exist With This Powerful Technology and Its Inherent Dangers by Dr. Samuel Milham the physician-epidemiologist who first alerted the world about electromagnetic exposure in various careers and the link to human disease.

Science & Technology

Hackers Steal Security Check Data from 25,000+ DHS Employees
Breitbart - USIS, the Department of Homeland Security’s contractor for conducting security clearance background checks, has had the personal records of at least 25,000 of its employees stolen because of hackers, and the hackers may have been from a foreign country, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Top Mathematician: Common Core Will Make Companies Look to China, Japan for Qualified Tech Workers
Breitbart - During a Friday conference call sponsored by Texas-based Women on the Wall, Stanford mathematician and former member of the Common Core Validation Committee Dr. James Milgram, told listeners that if the controversial standards are not repealed, America’s place as a competitor in the technology industry will ultimately be severely undermined.

The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post
AlterNet - Of the 680,000 individuals on that FBI master list, roughly 40% have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation”, according to the Intercept. These individuals don’t even have a connection – as the government loosely defines it – to a designated terrorist group, but they are still branded as suspected terrorists.

GM vehicles will remind drivers to 'pay attention' to the road - General Motors (GM) is reportedly working on cars that can remind drivers to keep their eyes on the road, in a bid to reduce road accidents. Seeing Machines, an Australian company that produces eye-tracking software, has teamed up with Japanese car safety company Takata Holdings in a partnership that will see the pair provide the tech to a "major" car maker.

Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That’s Not Controlled by Microsoft
Wired - The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images. But it’s also the birthplace of one of the latest attempts to subvert the NSA’s mass surveillance program.

Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program
The Atlantic - Though a couple of rumors have escaped the Googleplex—because of courseGoogle must have a drone-delivery program—Project Wing’s official existence and substance were revealed today.

Feds Deny “Vehicle to Vehicle Communications” Tech Will Be Used to Spy on Drivers
Paul Joseph Watson - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has denied that planned rule changes which will mandate cars be fitted with “vehicle to vehicle communications” technology will be used to spy on drivers as part of government data collection.

 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Farmers Fighting Biotech Superweeds Told to Keep Quiet, Damage Soil
Natural Society - Farmers stopped utilizing deep tillage decades ago, but now because of biotech’s rampant superweeds (caused by the spraying of pesticides and glyphosate chemicals), they are being told to resort to the soil-damaging practice, once again.


National Vaccine Information Center Calls for Removal of Vaccine Safety Oversight from Department of Health and Human Services
Barbara Loe Fisher - It is a conflict of interest for DHHS to be in charge of vaccine safety and also license vaccines, and take money from drug companies to fast track vaccines, and partner with drug companies to develop and share profits from vaccine sales, and make national vaccine policies that get turned into state vaccine laws while also deciding which children will and will not get a vaccine injury compensation award. That is too much power for one federal agency.

Hospital drugs routinely get flushed down drains where they pollute water systems
(NaturalNews) Over the last decade, larger amounts of pharmaceutical drugs have been detected in the public's water supply; although the concentrations are low, the long-term effects are unknown.... Some drugs, such as endocrine disruptors, are required to be disposed of in a biohazard box due to their potential environmental effects. However, healthcare workers frequently flush "high-risk" drugs that are often abused like oxycodone, Percocet and morphine.

Recipe: Inexpensive, easy detox - the one gallon challenge
(NaturalNews) You've heard of the ice bucket challenge, and maybe even the Ferguson Challenge. Here's a new challenge: the one gallon challenge. Drink a gallon of cranberry lemonade a day, sweetened with stevia, and spiced with cayenne.

Brown recluse spider bites are on the rise - learn how to avoid them and what to do in case of a bite
(NaturalNews) Medical toxicologists from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have warned of a recent increase in brown recluse spider bites. Although bites from this spider are almost always harmless, in rare cases they can lead to life-threatening complications.

U.S. Preps For Ebola Outbreak: Cases May Exceed 100,000 By December: “The Numbers Are Really Scary”
Mac Slavo - Physicist Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern University in Boston is one of several researchers trying to figure out how far Ebola may spread and how many people around the world could be affected. Based on his findings, there will be 10,000 cases by September of this year and it only gets worse from there.

Employee Vaccine Mandates: Observations of a Vaccine Rights Attorney
Green Med Info - The "Healthy People 2020" initiative's goal is vaccinating 90% of the nation's healthcare workers with the influenza vaccine by 2020. What does the science, law and evidence say about this vaccine?

Do You Really Want to Eat Hot Dogs After Knowing This?
Dr. Mercola - Many blame the hot dog's carcinogenic effects on nitrates and nitrites, but I would argue that this is an overly simplistic view. When you look at what goes into hot dogs and how they are made, there is plenty of blame to go around. Between the type and grade of "meat" used and its sources, as well as the torrent of chemicals added to make the dogs safe and palatable—of which nitrates are only one—it's easy to understand how serious health problems could arise.

Ice From Fast Food Establishments Has More Bacteria Than Toilet Water - Franchises of McDonald's and KFC have been found to use ice that was found to contain up to 19 times the amount of bacteria than the acceptable limit for drinking water.

Research Reveals How Sugar CAUSES Cancer
Green Med Info - A groundbreaking new study, uncovered by one of our volunteer researchers at Greenmedinfo – Jonathan Middleton – is the first of its kind to identify sugar, not only as fuel source for an already existing cancer, but as a primary driver in oncogenesis – i.e. the initiation of cancerous characteristics (phenotype) within previously healthy cells.

Three foods that can treat kidney disease and boost renal function
(NaturalNews) Every year, more than 100,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney disease, a serious, life-threatening condition in which the kidneys can no longer filter waste products from the blood.

600 Reasons Turmeric May Be The World's Most Important Herb
Green Med Info - There is a medicinal spice so timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture and metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being.

8 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Is One Of The Most Powerful Health Tonics In Your Kitchen - The question is not what Apple Cider Vinegar can do, but what can't it do. As a folk remedy, it has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts or sunburn to dandruff. However, it also can help reverse many serious diseases that many would immediately turn to medications to solve. Here are 8 more reasons this powerful health tonic makes your kitchen your best pharmacy.

Attention Vegetarians: 8 Foods with Hidden Animal Products
Natural Society - There are a multitude of reasons that people abstain from animal products in their diet. For religious reasons, health reasons, environmental reasons, or to protect animals. But whatever your cause, you should take the time to get informed about all the foods that may contain hidden animal products.

Pet News

How Balanced is Pet Food?
Susan Thixton - ‘Complete and Balanced’ is the claim to fame for commercial pet food. But it turns out, the balanced nutrition claim to fame isn’t quite so balanced after all (all thanks to pet food regulations).

The Perfect Bowel-Soothing Food for GI Upsets and Diarrhea
Dr. Becker - Ever wonder what to feed your pet when GI upsets hit? While many vets prescribe bland foods like white rice and hamburger, I take a different approach. This food, although higher in one type of fiber, forms a viscous gel that coats and soothes irritated bowels.




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