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Jan 26 12:02

Virginia House Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law

By Michael Boldin

Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to authorize the farming, and production of industrial hemp in the state for commercial purposes, setting the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. The vote was 98-0.

Introduced by Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), House Bill 699 (HB699) would amend current state law on hemp by removing a provision that authorized the licensing of hemp farming only upon approval of the federal government...

Jan 25 21:20

The Fed’s Own Data Says This Happens Next: “The Market Is About to See Half Its Value Wiped Out”

If the Fed was right, the far more prophetic 1937 Fed that is not the current wealth effect-pandering iteration, then the market is about to see half its value wiped out.

Jan 25 20:08

Davos Depression: Soros Predicts Devastating Deflation, Repeat of 2008

At Davos, they want to point the blame at everyone but the true culprit: themselves -- The truth of the matter is that the people of the world need to wake-up to this con game and stop supporting governments and central banks and move their assets into gold, silver and bitcoin.

Jan 25 19:25

68% of Americans destroy credit before age 30: Survey

A whopping 68 percent of Americans make at least one major financial mistake, or “credit fumble,” before turning 30, leading to a negative mark on their credit report, according to a Credit Karma survey. These mistakes include overspending on credit cards, missing payments, defaulting on a loan or having an account sent into collections, the survey found.

Jan 25 19:09

WalMart Store Closures Leave Elderly Villagers With No Grocery Stores, Pharmacies

We’re pretty sure this wasn’t what WalMart had in mind when they first announced that the company was prepared to appease the living wage crowd early last year, but now that the horse has left the barn, we wonder if perhaps the retailer has entered a terminal decline similar to what befell that other “Mart”…

Jan 25 19:04

Video: Hillary Denies Being Bought By Goldman Sachs

Hillary Clinton has given several private speeches to big banks and taken huge amounts of money in return recently. She has earned $675,000 from Goldman Sachs alone. -- This fact has prompted some to suggest Clinton is being bought by Wall Street. -- In an appearance on Meet The Press Sunday, Clinton denied the accusations, when asked if the bankers are expecting “anything in return.”

Jan 25 17:07

Warning: Feds now foresee $30 trillion debt, blame looming tax hikes and Obamacare

The federal government will be flirting with $30 trillion in debt within a decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday in a new report detailing a still-sluggish economy more than seven years into the Obama recovery.

Jan 25 16:26

The debt deception: How the banks have perverted the global economy

Cash is no longer king. Debt is. The bankers are thoroughly convinced that credit equals money. And the bankers are happy and consider it a success when they feel they have provided enough credit for the world.

Jan 25 13:01

STUDY: FOOD PACKAGING CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OBESITY

Most food products are now packaged in plastic. German researchers have now shown that plasticisers can enter the body, disrupt hormone production, and cause people to gain weight. EurActiv Germany reports. Plasticisers are added to food packaging, cables and various other products in order to make them more flexible and easier to handle. Otherwise known as phthalates, plasticisers are controversial because they can enter the body through the skin or in food, where they can disrupt hormone production.

Jan 25 10:40

Corporate Power Doesn’t Always Win: Remembering the FTAA

In retrospect, it sounds like a dream come true: a mobilized population, intercontinental organizing, cooperative left-wing governments — all culminating in the downfall of a major corporate-friendly trade agreement that would have covered a large chunk of the global economy.

Jan 25 10:08

AG creates 'conflict wall' between Flint water investigation, lawsuits

(CNN)Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Monday he is appointing an ex-prosecutor and Detroit's former FBI chief to join the investigation into Flint's water crisis, creating a "conflict wall" between the state's probe and the lawsuits targeting the state.

The previously announced investigation will determine "whether any Michigan laws were violated in the process that created a major public health crisis for Flint residents."

(*Pardon my saying so , but it would be one hell of a finding if NO Michigan laws were violated to get that water to become so toxic !)

Jan 25 07:03

Wow: TIME-LIFE Covers "Israel Did 9/11!"

While at the checkout line the other day I saw this TIME-Life magazine titled 'Modern Day Conspiracy Theories.' The issue covered many topics, including NSA spying, whether vaccines caused autism, the Sandy Hook controversy, and many other issues. I briefly flipped through the issue and found a section on 9/11. They presented a chart describing 5 or so theories regarding 9/11. The top was that the U.S. government had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and did nothing to prevent it. They last theory listed was that Israel did 9/11 to justify wars and Israel's agenda. I do not recall their exact words, but I was very shocked that such a publication would even mention this! They did not present it in a disparaging manner.

Jan 24 15:34

Wealthy buying up luxury doomsday bunkers as world becomes more insane

Such hide-aways are becoming more popular, especially among more affluent Americans, and follow a trend that began after the 9/11 attacks. In addition, the Great Recession of 2007-2008 coupled with the Ebola scare and the rise of the Islamic State have all fed into simmering concerns. Some, no doubt, also are worried about the state of civil society in the United States.

Jan 24 05:48

Lower fuel prices boost airline profits, but fares to hold steady

The nation's airlines are reporting soaring 2015 profits largely because of sinking fuel prices. The record income, however, isn't translating into big cuts in airfares.

In hopes of appeasing travelers, some carriers are buying newer planes and remodeling terminals. One airline has even brought back free snacks for economy-section fliers.

Jan 23 18:38

Is the Spectre of Trump Haunting Davos?

Can that crowd at Davos not understand that it is despised because it is seen as having subordinated the interests of the nations and people in whose name it presumes to speak, to advance an agenda that serves, first and foremost, its own naked self-interest? -- The political and economic elites of Davos have grown rich, fat and powerful by setting aside patriotism and sacrificing their countries on the altars of globalization and a New World Order.

Jan 23 17:04

Leaked Emails: Gov Officials Mocked Flint Residents Who Complained About Water

Most damning of all, was an email from an EPA official who claimed “the state was testing the water in a way that could profoundly understate the lead levels.” In other words, state officials were well aware of the dangers, completely dismissive of residents who complained about those dangers, and they tried to cover it all up.

Jan 23 15:52

12 trigger events that could unleash economic collapse in the U.S

As practically the entire world seems to be nearing the end of its run financially, many people are beginning to wonder how much longer America has before our own teetering house of cards finally falls. Nobody can say for sure how it will all play out, of course, but there are a number of potential scenarios that could act as trigger events to bring about a cataclysmic economic collapse here in the United States, in the very near future.

Jan 23 10:39

The Real Reason Oil Is So Cheap And How Rockefeller and Rothschild Are Involved

In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the latest news and developments with the low price of oil, how it happened and most importantly why it happened.

Jan 23 09:35

BYE! BYE! RY!

I can not stomach(Crohn's disease) Ry Dawson anymore after his attack on cannabis as a medicine!And how the fuck do I unfriend him and get that piece of shit vid off of my FB page!ASSHOLE!I am really pissed!

Jan 22 18:37

Goldman Sachs sends US into recession, promptly retracts report’s slide

Goldman Sachs has long been criticized, but rarely punished, for its role in the global financial crash. Despite being “too big to fail”, America’s “most important bank” Goldman Sachs may have done so this week, at least for a few minutes, when it possibly tipped off a new economic recession.

Jan 22 18:22

Radiating Corruption: The Frightening Science And Politics Of Cell Phone Safety

In an article published in the New York Times last week entitled “At C.D.C., a Debate Behind Recommendations on Cellphone Risk”, author Danny Hakim discusses the controversy surrounding the potential health risks of using cell phones.

Jan 22 16:15

Comcast Demands NRA Remove Gun Images From Great American Outdoor Show Ads

The ads–one titled “Family” and the other “Exhibitors”–include images of firearms that are on the screen for a split-second. After all, GAOS is a show for fans of “shooting, fishing, and camping.” For this reason, images of tents, large game, fish, and rods and reels are interspersed with the firearm images.

Jan 22 15:00

Michigan residents sue Governor Snyder after being lied to about toxic lead in their drinking water

In breaking news, the people of Flint, Michigan, are suing Governor Snyder, the city of Flint, and the state for injuries obtained from drinking lead-contaminated water – water which was been known to be harmful, yet which went ignored. As a result of this blatant shunning of public health, there have been legionnaires’ disease outbreaks (87 since June 2014 to be exact, 10 of which have led to death)

Jan 22 14:37

Their Bag of Tricks Is Empty

Once the power to manage expectations has been lost, the central bank bag of tricks is empty. No one knows precisely how and when the global unraveling will impact their corner of the planet, but we do know one thing with absolute certainty: central banks are out of tricks.

Jan 22 11:09

GM Wins Big in First Trial Over Deadly Ignition Switch

Robert Scheuer, 49, will walk away empty-handed, ending a lawsuit that was supposed to serve as a guide for hundreds of others against GM over the ignition switch, his lawyer said in a filing Friday in Manhattan federal court.

Jan 22 09:27

WELFARE USES "PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS" TO IDENTIFY "BAD KIDS" IN L.A. COUNTY

A primary goal of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system is keeping kids out of lock-up. In this pursuit, the county took a surprising step: It used a predictive analytics tool as part of a program to identify which specific kids might end up behind bars, says Pacific Standard magazine. The process wasn’t incredibly complicated: It involved analyzing data about a child’s family, arrests, drug use, academic success, and abuse history. The goal was abundantly clear: separating out the good kids from the potentially bad.

Jan 21 16:51

62 Richest Rule Age of Inequality: “Today’s Elites Are Gods. This Should Make Us Angry.”

The industrialists, bankers and politicians tied to the oligarchy have coded the system to tilt the game in their favor. It is now a matter of statistical record that the “recovery” after the 2008 economic crisis was a transfer of wealth to those who already dominated the game. The poor got poorer, and so did the well-adjusted and middle class.

Jan 21 16:46

The Powers That Be Have Lost Control: “Everything Is Falling Apart Everywhere”

The entire system has been revealed for the sham it really is since the start of the New Year. Stock markets are crashing, the global economy has stalled, and the powers that be appear to have lost control.

Jan 21 16:39

Hillary Clinton Defends Wall Street Campaign Support By Citing Barack Obama Example

When Bernie Sanders was asked about his campaign’s recent television ad highlighting politicians’ contributions from Wall Street, the independent Vermont senator said: “I don’t take money from big banks — I don’t get personal speaking fees from Goldman Sachs.” Sanders’ campaign quickly sent out a fact sheet to reporters pointing out that Wall Street firms have paid Clinton almost $3 million in speaking fees.

Jan 21 16:15

?You're Going to Need an Ad Blocker for Your Next TV

Smart TVs are evidently so smart they can tell what’s playing on the screen and show you pop-up ads based on what you watch. So discovered security researcher Paul McMillan this week while watching Inglorious Basterds on his Samsung smart TV: one minute into the movie, an Army recruitment ad popped up on the screen.

This is my Samsung SmartTV with a US Army pop-up ad on top of Inglorious Basterds streamed from Netflix on my FireTV pic.twitter.com/wuONS4VUfg
— Paul McMillan (@PaulM) January 19, 2016

Now, pop-up ads on Samsung and other smart TVs have been discovered before. But the weird thing here is that the TV can seemingly recognize any input you play through it, and add ads on top. What’s more, the ads may be targeted based on content recognition, a sort of built-in Shazam for ads.

Jan 21 15:41

Those Bastards! Un-PC Lego Making Toys Girls Like

Perhaps predictably, Lego has been condemned by feminists and culture warriors for making Lego too “girly.” Those familiar with the Friends line already know how, instead of red and blue bricks for making fire stations, the new line designed for girls features purple and pink blocks (among other colors) for constructing yachts, homes, and restaurants.

Jan 21 14:35

New Report on Gates Foundation’s "Corporate Merry-go-round"

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is dangerously and unaccountably distorting the direction of international development, according to a new report by the campaign group Global Justice Now. With assets of $43.5 billion, the BMGF is the largest charitable foundation in the world. It actually distributes more aid for global health than any government. As a result, it has a major influence on issues of global health and agriculture.

Jan 21 10:00

McDonald’s Latest Marketing Ploy Shows Just How Desperate the Food Giant Has Become

By Nick Bernabe

Fast food giant McDonald’s has been having a rough time. Considering its recent decision to close 700 locations in 2015, dire predictions from franchise owners claiming the company is facing its “final days,” and a June announcement that the company was shrinking for the first time in its long history, it’s safe to say McD’s is looking for something — anything — to turn its struggling business around.

The advertising geniuses at McDonald’s may have found that interesting, albeit disturbing something...

Jan 21 06:39

Another high-profile global vaccine conspiracy exposed — This time it’s the HPV vaccine

As a researcher who’s been tracking vaccine issues, including scientific hijinks, since the 1980s, I cannot express what a pleasure it is to report the following unfolding vaccine geo-political drama. This alleged conspiratorial action is about the fourth or fifth one to break into daylight.

Jan 20 16:58

Dow Fails to Appear in Court for the Third Time over Toxic Disaster

Leaders of 5 organizations representing survivors of the Dow Chemical (Union Carbide) disaster in Bhopal, India condemned the US government for protecting Dow from ongoing criminal proceedings in the Bhopal District court. Dow Chemical failed to appear in court for the third time recently to account for exposing half a million people to the deadly gas, methyl isocyanate.

Jan 20 16:49

Creepy : Nest Thermostat Leaked Home Locations Over the Internet

Nest may be the poster child for the so-called Internet of Things, but as it turns out, even one of the most popular connected devices—owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, no less—isn’t free from the sorts of security flaws plaguing other smart devices.

Jan 20 16:30

Ignorance of the Law Shouldn’t Be a Defense for Corporate Criminals

Public Citizen President Robert Weissman testified today before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on criminal justice reform. At the hearing, titled “The Adequacy of Criminal Intent Standards in Federal Prosecutions,” Weissman explained that Congress deserves praise for tackling the problems of over-criminalization and over-incarceration.

Jan 20 16:07

Nest Thermostat Leaked Zip Codes Over the Internet

Nest may be the poster child for the so-called Internet of Things, but as it turns out, even one of the most popular connected devices—owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, no less—isn't free from the sorts of security flaws plaguing other smart devices.

Researchers at Princeton University have found that, until recently, Alphabet’s popular Nest thermostat was leaking the zip codes of its users over the internet. This data was transmitted unencrypted, or in the clear, meaning that anyone sniffing traffic could have intercepted it, according to the researchers.

The researchers also studied several other smart devices, including the Sharx security camera, a PixStar smart photoframe, and Samsung’s SmartThings Hub.

Jan 20 16:02

Central Planners Freaking Out about Discussion of Gold’s Role

Sound money issues make for good politics these days. The leading Republican candidates have all suggested reforms to our monetary system. The topic is popping up in debates as well as interviews. Predictably, Fed worshipers and proponents of central planning everywhere are snickering and trotting out the usual responses.

Jan 20 15:54

Like sheep to slaughter: You still aren’t grasping the systemic risk in the stock market (or else you would have sold everything already)

The massive market bubble currently in place has been propped up by a steady stream of fiat money being printed by the Federal Reserve and handed out to banksters who have ties to Washington. This, combined with near-zero interest rates, is the only thing propping up the bubble market (and creating the illusion of economic prosperity).

Jan 20 15:00

Grass-Fed Label For Meat – Gone!

The US Department of Agriculture is nixing its grass-fed standard, but they’re doing it for the most absurd reason imaginable. Action Alert! Last week, the USDA announced it would be withdrawing its standard for the grass-fed meat label. The agency is giving producers who used the grass-fed label thirty days to (1) convert the current…

Jan 20 14:53

Microwaves, Cell Phone, Smart Meters Emit Waves That Cause Health Problems

The more we learn about microwave technology, the more questionable it should become as to why we even should be so enamored with it. The latest thing we have to thank cell phone microwaves for is their ability to accelerate the release of mercury in dental amalgam (silver) fillings! Don’t believe…

Jan 20 14:33

Gallon Milk Worth Two of Crude!

Crude oil is at a 12-year low and that means it’s even cheaper than milk

Jan 20 14:14

The Perception Of Patriotism: Sears Censors “The Right Of the People To Bear Arms” On Zippo Lighters

Given the current state of affairs in the United States where Constitutional liberties are being supplanted at every turn, especially with respect to the Second Amendment, this may indeed be the perfect symbol for how “freedoms” in America have been redefined in recent years.

Jan 20 13:19

The Year Of The Gun: 2015 Shatters Background Check Records

On top of this, single month records were May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December were set in 2015. In other words, May had more background checks that any May on record, June more than any June, July more than any July, and so on and so forth.

Jan 20 10:12

Big Pharma is Synthesizing Cannabis to Make a Patent-able Pill and It’s Killing People

By Matt Agorist

There are over 20,000 articles searchable on PubMed detailing the effects of “cannabinoid”(s). New research has shown that cannabis is an effective treatment for a myriad of ailments ranging from cancer, to epilepsy, to PTSD.

These seemingly miraculous benefits have gotten the attention of the pharmaceutical industry which is likely interested in profiting from said benefits...

Jan 20 07:38

ATM AND OVERDRAFT FEES TOP $6 BILLION AT THE BIG 3 BANKS

America's three biggest banks -- JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC) -- earned more than $6 billion just from ATM and overdraft fees last year, according to an analysis by SNL Financial and CNNMoney.

Jan 19 20:51

Police Dept. Calls Out Big Pharma, Helps Drug Addicts Instead of Jailing

Waking Times

Maybe this is really how to handle the ‘drug war’. The ‘drug war’ has been raging in America for decades, costing taxpayers millions, with no real change in the number of people addicted to drugs. We have, in fact, an entire generation of ‘legal’ drug addicts. But there is hope for meaningful change in this world of drug addicts and incarcerations – in Gloucester, MA.

Jan 19 20:49

Argentina Rises Up Against Monsanto’s Toxic Transgenic Seeds

Waking Times

Argentina is one of the most heavily polluted nations on earth thanks to decades long misuse and abuse of agro-chemicals, and farming communities and the nation’s poor are suffering terribly from the disease and deformities associated with toxic exposure.

Jan 19 20:34

7 Jobs That Are Going to Survive the Next Economic Crash

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you probably noticed that the economy is making some scary moves. The stock market has been absolutely pummeled, in what is being called the worst start to a year in American history. Trillions of dollars in wealth have evaporated already. Walmart is closing hundreds of stores, Puerto Rico is facing economic collapse, and global shipping is dead in the water. And to top it all off, only a select few regions in the United States have managed to recover from the last economic crisis.

Jan 19 19:32

Saudis Have Been Buying up Drought Stricken American Farmland

As the Southwest grapples with a devastating multi-year drought, farmers in the region have expressed growing frustration over where their precious water is going. Namely, they’re upset by the fact that countries like Saudi Arabia have been buying up farmland in the US, and sending the food back to the Middle East.

Jan 19 19:18

The Oil Crash Of 2016 Has The Big Banks Running Scared

Last time around it was subprime mortgages, but this time it is oil that is playing a starring role in a global financial crisis. Since the start of 2015, 42 North American oil companies have filed for bankruptcy, 130,000 good paying energy jobs have been lost in the United States, and at this point 50 percent of all energy junk bonds are “distressed” according to Standard & Poor’s. As you will see below, some of the big banks have a tremendous amount of loan exposure to the energy industry, and now they are bracing for big losses. And the longer the price of oil stays this low, the worse the carnage is going to get.

Jan 19 15:42

Police department points to Big Pharma as major dealer in drug

Police officers in one American city are pointing to Big Pharma, rather than addicts on the street, as the true criminals in the nation’s failed war on drugs.

Jan 19 15:02

Big Pharma funding efforts to keep Americans addicted and overdosing on opioid painkillers

Big Pharma is proving once again that it values profits more than human lives, as drug manufacturers fight efforts to curb the over-prescription of highly addictive and often deadly opioid drugs.

Jan 19 14:45

The Insane New Push For Gun Control: Sue The Manufacturers

Really? How do all those thoughts coalesce in the same brain without causing an aneurysm? It’s madness. Car manufacturers can be sued when their vehicles malfunction and cause accidents, not when their customers deliberately run people over or drive drunk. Pharmaceutical companies should be sued if a defective product poisons somebody, but not when their customers deliberately overdose on their meds to get high.

Jan 19 13:40

WaPo Buries: Minimum Wage Increase Cost Inner-City DC Two Walmart Stores

This kind of economic policy cannot be sustained. Walmart has already announced the closure of some 140 stored in the U.S., which means the engine that drives our economy today, consumer spending, is slowing.

Jan 19 13:32

Here’s a List of Bernie Sanders’ $19.6 Trillion in Tax Hikes (not pretty)

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ populist message has put him in the position to potentially win Democratic nomination contests in both Iowa and New Hampshire, shaking the sense of inevitability that has surrounded Hillary Clinton. As the socialist senator from Vermont gains traction in polls, Clinton has more aggressively attacked his policy proposals, forcing Sanders to release details on how he would pay for his ambitious economic and social agenda.

Jan 19 13:18

Feds Hype Non-existent Terror Threat Ahead of Super Bowl 50

Citing San Bernardino and Paris, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are warning a “lone wolf” attack may target Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. -- The government has not mentioned a specific threat against the NFL championship game on February 7. In November the FBI said there were no known threats against NFL stadiums...

Jan 19 10:08

NEW CARS TO RECORD YOUR IRIS, FINGERPRINTS, VOICE AND BLOOD PRESSURE

Auto manufacturers are working with a company called Eyelock to put Myris‘ iris scanners in new cars. Click here to view the Myris Eyelock video. According to Biometricupdate.com, Eyelock’s iris authentication process takes less than five seconds to complete.

Webmaster addition: And if my eyes are bloodshot?????

Anyway, I can turn a key in less than half a second... unless it's a GM car, of course!

Jan 18 16:43

BYOA: Agorism In Real Life

How to avoid taxes and build better businesses

Jan 18 14:19

Federal Reserve Manufactures Greater Recession

“You will be completely surrounded. If the feds want to force you to spend… or invest… your money, they will simply impose a ‘negative interest rate.’ They will do this by simply imposing a fee, or tax, on deposits greater than the interest rate you receive on your savings.”

Jan 18 11:58

The Financial Apocalypse Accelerates As Middle East Stocks Crash To Begin The Week

It looks like it is going to be another chaotic week for global financial markets. On Sunday, news that Iran plans to dramatically ramp up oil production sent stocks plunging all across the Middle East. Stocks in Kuwait were down 3.1 percent, stocks in Saudi Arabia plummeted 5.4 percent, and stocks in Qatar experienced a mammoth 7 percent decline.

Jan 18 11:45

Officials Cover Up Dangers of HPV Vaccine Declares Scientist

Dr. Sin Hang Lee, MD, Director, Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, has submitted an official, open-letter complaint to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, alleging gross misconduct, malfeasance and what potentially amounts to criminal behavior to mislead the global public regarding the safety of HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix.

Jan 18 11:43

Passion for eating healthy food declared a mental disorder by 'expert' psychiatrists.

It's no secret to tens of millions of Americans that Big Food is poisoning us daily with their fare. If that were not the case, then GMO-free restaurant chains like Chipotle wouldn't be as popular as they are, and sales of organic foods would not be reaching record levels year after year.

Jan 18 11:35

USDA Revokes Grass Fed Meat Labeling Standard

A decision this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is about to make meat labeling more confusing for farmers and consumers. On Tuesday, January 12, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rescinded the labeling standard for grass fed meat, which was developed over the course of four years and finalized in 2006 with the support of national farm and consumer organizations, including NSAC.

Jan 18 10:31

Drugmakers thumb nose at government pressure, hike drug prices at every opportunity

Despite the public’s outrage at the pharmaceutical drug industry’s price increases that basically occur on a regular basis, Big Pharma. They’re even determined to jack prices up to outrageous – and often unaffordable – levels, despite the fact that politicians, and even the very medical professionals that recommend them, are questioning such actions.

Jan 18 08:14

Incandescent Light Bulb Returns – Are Mercury Bulbs And LED On Their Way Out?

Never mind that CFL bulbs were shown to “fry skin” with UVA radiation, emit toxic and carcinogenic chemicals and release levels of mercury or even that they were damaging to the eyes. These side effects - nor the eco fascism or energy austerity were not important to the plebs...

Still, scientific development, human progress and the incandescent bulb could not be kept down. Rising from the ashes of its predecessor, American scientists believe that they have now developed a new type of incandescent bulb...

Jan 18 07:02

Big banks brace for oil loans to implode

Now that the oil glut has caused prices to crash below $30 a barrel, turmoil is rippling through the energy industry and souring many of those loans. Dozens of oil companies have gone bankrupt and the ones that haven’t are feeling enough financial stress to slash spending and cut tens of thousands of jobs.

Jan 18 06:39

Gas drops to under 80-cents a gallon in Michigan

According to GasBuddy it appears these stations are currently the first stations in the country to see prices under $1 per gallon in years. As the situation unfolds, it’s possible these stations re-raise prices back over $1/gallon.

Jan 18 05:47

Microsoft’s new PR idiocy: New PC can only use Windows 10 (not 7 nor 8.1)

Microsoft made this ridiculous “clarification” to the Windows support policy. With notice, older versions of Windows lose support on the latest PC hardware.

Yep, that's right: Now you can't downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 on Skylake CPUs (or later). There's a woolly, limited get-out-of-jail-free card for a short while, but this is just the latest ludicrous Microsoft scheme to get you onto Windows 10.

Jan 17 18:38

Revealed: the hidden web of big-business money backing Europe and America's pro-TTIP "think tanks"

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is an EU-US "trade agreement" that will allow corporations to sue governments in secret tribunals to force them to repeal their safety, environmental and labor laws. TTIP's most influential backers are supposedly neutral think tanks that

Jan 17 17:09

The Financial Apocalypse Accelerates As Middle East Stocks Crash To Begin The Week

Right now we are about halfway through January, and this is the worst start to a year for stocks ever. The Dow is down a total of 1,437 points since the beginning of 2016, and more than 15 trillion dollars of stock market wealth has been wiped out globally since last June. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of people out there that are in denial.

Jan 17 08:17

DHS and the Supreme Court collude to hide secret plan to shut off cell phone communication in American cities

The Department of Homeland Security’s plan to shut off cell phone service across large swaths of the country in the event of a major disaster or civil emergency will remain secret after the Supreme Court “set aside”

Jan 16 17:02

Aw you poor things : World’s Richest Down $305 Billion as Markets Extend Global Rout

The billionaires lost more than $115 billion this week, with 76 taking hits of at least $1 billion in January, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Seven shed more than $1 billion on Friday alone as the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 391 points, European stocks fell into a bear market and the Shanghai Composite Index wiped out gains from an unprecedented state-rescue campaign.

Jan 16 16:44

Obama’s appointee to head the FDA is a Big Pharma mega-lobbyist

Even mainstream media outlets have voiced concerns over the appointment. A number of journalists and observers are questioning the potential impartiality of an appointee who has worked so closely with Big Pharma for so many years.

Jan 16 16:24

False Profits

One problem here is that GDP itself is a political construction. Forecasting the future is hard enough when you actually understand what you are forecasting. What happens when the yardstick itself keeps changing shape? You get meaningless forecasts. But this doesn’t stop the Fed from trying.

Jan 16 12:06

Would YOU drink this? People of Flint share horrifying pictures of the water they were told was safe as they turn on the governor

Drinking supplies were found to contain lead that had leached from old plumbing after the city switched sources to save money
There were 87 confirmed Legionnaires' cases, including 10 deaths, from June 2014 to November 2015, compared to only 21 cases in 2012 and 2013
Michigan health officials said they can't conclude that the increase was related to Flint's water
Flint pulled water from its river for 18 months until last fall but didn't use treatments that could have reduced corrosion and removed contaminants
Local officials declared a public health emergency in October in response to elevated levels of lead in children
Lead can cause behavior problems and learning disabilities in children as well as kidney ailments in adults

The stomach-churning pictures of discolored drinking water that has come out of the taps of the residents of Flint, Michigan has been flooding social media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every city, county, and state official who signed off on making the change to this horrific water source should be tried by a jury of their peers for reckless public endangerment, sentenced, and serve hard jail time for what they have done.

Lead poisoning is irreversible, and for parents who will never see their kids achieve their full potential, the emotional pain must be beyond comprehension.

It is very obvious to me that the people of Flint were completely irrelevant to the people who made this decision. And why?!?

Flint is still caught in the grip of grinding poverty, ever since GM left, back in the 80s. It also has an appalling crime rate, which makes it very dangerous.

When there is a rationale that people don't matter, because they live in a poor, high crime neighborhood, some very, vilely evil decisions can be made by city and county officials, to save a few bucks.

Jan 16 09:57

GMO Labeling Requirements: Brazil Fines Nestle, PepsiCo For Failing To Disclose Genetically Modified Ingredients

Brazil's Ministry of Justice has fined six global food giants, including Nestlé and PepsiCo, for failing to disclose that their products contained genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, TeleSUR reported Thursday. The fines come during economically and politically turbulent times for Brazil, where embattled President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment over alleged fiscal irresponsibility and the ongoing recession is projected to become the deepest in more than a century.

Jan 16 09:55

Would YOU drink this? People of Flint share horrifying pictures of the water they were told was safe as they turn on the governor

The stomach-churning pictures of discolored drinking water that has come out of the taps of the residents of Flint, Michigan has been flooding social media.

Sickeningly, state officials insisted for months that the water was safe, despite growing evidence that they had reliable information showing how toxic the water truly was

Jan 15 12:17

Sunny Nevada Just Killed the Solar Industry with 40% Tax Hike, Derailing the Off-Grid Movement

By Justin Gardner

While Nevadans were celebrating the holidays under solar-powered lights, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted unanimously to increase a monthly fee on solar customers by 40% while reducing the amount they get paid for excess power sold to the grid. Adding insult to injury, they made the rate changes retroactive, sabotaging consumer investments in solar energy...

Jan 15 06:49

Destroying the U.S. economy one policy at a time

The Federal Reserve has, once again, admitted to being a criminal operation that is destroying the U.S. economy. Please remember that wealth is never destroyed, only transferred.

Jan 15 06:40

Marijuana does not cure cancer


Stfu you morons and learn the difference between in vitro and in Vivo

I totally support legalization and recreational use for adults. But I dont see the point in exaggerating the medical claims. Marijuana does not cure cancer nor does any kind of hemp product. And before you post your "studies" listen to the whole video. cannabis is not a cult, but people so fried that they think it is a proven cure for cancer are a cult. There are lots of medical benefits from MJ and many other herbs. And I think it should be legal for recreational use same as alcohol and cigarettes. But dont go around saying its a cure for cancer. Its only ever had one human trial and it failed it. That's only one test, but they haven't bothered with any more human tests because so many other things are more promising.

Jan 14 21:01

WALL ST ALARMS AS 2016 CONTENDERS ATTACK TAX BREAK

US private equity and hedge fund managers are growing concerned at an unprecedented two-pronged assault from the Republican and Democratic presidential frontrunners, who both threaten to scrap a tax break worth billions of dollars to Wall Street.

Jan 14 17:38

Homeland Security Conceals “Secret Plan to Cut Cell Service” During Emergencies

As communications become increasingly important to online life, and political expression, Homeland Security and law enforcement wield powerful new tools to regulate the signal and control the masses, particularly during crises.

Jan 14 16:58

$3.17 TRILLION Wiped Off Global Stocks So Far This Year

Almost $3.2 trillion has been wiped off the value of stocks around the world since the start of 2016, according to calculations by a top market analyst.

Jan 14 16:47

Obamacare architect Gruber admitted it would NOT be affordable healthcare

The self-admitted architect behind the onerous Affordable Care Act has admitted that the law was going to be anything but affordable when he was writing it in conjunction with the White House.

Jan 14 16:37

Top U.S. banks have pledged customers’ deposits as collateral for derivative gambling debts

Are banks in the world’s great Western powers (and one superpower) preparing to confiscate your accounts in order to quench their insatiable appetites for your private property (i.e., your money)? That’s very likely coming to a bank near you soon, says one observer.

Jan 14 15:36

MIT: New Incandescent Light Bulbs Are More Efficient Than LEDs

By Jeffrey A. Tucker

Researchers at the MIT are publicizing that they have fixed the incandescent lightbulb with a brilliant improvement. They have wrapped the interior filament in a crystal glass that both bounces light and contains heat. It recycles energy in a way that addresses the main complaint against Edison’s bulb: It burns far too much energy for the light that it produces.

Why is this interesting? About a decade ago, governments around the world developed a fetish for banning incandescents and replacing them with expensive LED technology and florescent bulbs...

Jan 14 11:42

“Man Made Water Disaster”: National Guard Take Water Door-to-Door in Contaminated Michigan

Government failed to ensure basic clean water in Flint, MI and now National Guard is saving residents from this man-made crisis...

The Michigan National Guard began arriving in Flint on Wednesday for briefings on the drinking water crisis... part of a larger contingent of Guardsmen who will help distribute bottled water, filters and other supplies to residents... as state health officials reported a spike in Legionnaires’ disease cases in the [area]

So, who do you trust to filter YOUR water?

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jan 14 10:46

Before I Can Fix This Tractor, We Have to Fix Copyright Law

How many people does it take to fix a tractor? A year ago, I would have said it took just one person. One person with a broken tractor, a free afternoon, and a box of tools.

I would have been wrong.

When the repair involves a tractor's computer, it actually takes an army of copyright lawyers, dozens of representatives from U.S. government agencies, an official hearing, hundreds of pages of legal briefs, and nearly a year of waiting. Waiting for the Copyright Office to make a decision about whether people like me can repair, modify, or hack their own stuff.

Jan 14 08:13

How Congress Is About to Make It Easier for Chemical Companies to Poison Us

By Claire Bernish

In the United States, we have become so inured to ironically-titled legislation, the majority of us simply assume legislators find dystopic, tongue-in-cheek humor in toying with our hopes — think: USA Freedom Act, the sole freedom of which lies in the government’s green light to spy on the populace however it chooses. Similarly, a set of bills purporting to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act makes no exception to that practice, as the Senate’s version, The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, bears the name of the late New Jersey senator who espoused strong environmental policy.

But these bills do anything but protect the environment or the people; in fact, states would have a far more difficult time regulating dangerous chemicals on their own, and would be prohibited entirely from doing so while waiting for often snail-paced evaluation by the EPA...

Jan 13 21:08

Terpenes!

?9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Formula: C21H30O2
Molecular Mass: 314.2246 g/mol
Boiling Point: 157 °C (315 °F)

?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (commonly referred to as “?9-THC,” “D9-THC,” “d9-THC” or simply “THC”) is a neutral cannabinoid, well known for being strongly psychoactive. Of all the scientific discoveries that have been made about THC, probably the single most important was how THC enabled scientists to discover the existence of the Endocannabinoid system in vertebrate animals (including humans): a critical part of physiology that, up until then, was unknown. THC has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments and disorders including pain, tumors, nausea and ADHD.

And there is more!

Jan 13 21:07

Monsanto’s Chemicals Make Their Way Into 85% of Personal Hygiene Cotton Products

Waking Times

A new study at the University of La Plata in Argentina found that about 85% of cotton products such as gauze, cotton balls, feminine products like pads and tampons, baby wipes, etc. tested positive for glyphosate. Another even more staggering finding is that 62% of the tested products had traces of AMPA, a environmental metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid that is a derivative of glyphosate and is potentially one thousand times more toxic than glyphosate.

Jan 13 17:59

Stalling Economy Threatens Food Supply: “This Perfect Storm Could Cause You to Starve to Death”

If the grocery stores stopped receiving supply, the shelves would be empty within hours, and most people would begin to go hungry after only 2 to 3 days. After that, riots, civil unrest and other desperate acts could take place. Is this America’s destiny?

Jan 13 16:52

Just the start? : Dow Jones Loses Over 1500 Points in Only 10 Days

The chart contradicts President Obama’s claim that “anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction,” which he stated during Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Numerous experts suggest that not only will the U.S. economy enter a bear market, but market losses could potentially hit 40%.

Jan 13 16:03

US Army Orders $900Mln on Chemical, Biological War Projects

The US Army has awarded 17 companies, including major corporations, $900 million in contracts for logistics and service support for biological and chemical war projects, the Department of Defense announced.

Jan 13 15:32

Banksters Win Again – “Audit the Fed” Bill Fails in the Senate

Kudos to Rand Paul for trying, and respect to Democrat Bernie Sanders for voting in favor. Elizabeth Warren voting against is inexplicable and indefensible.

Jan 13 15:24

Corrupt water corporations steal £1bn from public

For-profit companies formed out of the Thatcher administration’s privatization of English and Welsh water supplies overcharged customers by more than £1 billion with help from the regulator Ofwat, according to a new report from the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Jan 13 14:34

The International War on Cash

Governments might collectively attempt to eliminate paper currency in favour of an electronic currency – transferred from party to party solely through licensed banks. Sound farfetched? Well, maybe, but what if the U.S. and EU agreed on an overall plan, then suggested it to other governments? On the face of it, this smacks of conspiracy theory, yet certainly, all governments would benefit from this control and would be likely to get on board. In fact, it might prove to be the only way out of their present economic problems.

Jan 13 13:50

This Is The Cannabis Oil Recipe Rick Simpson Used To Heal His Cancer And Recommends To Others

Someday, everyone will know the name ‘Rick Simpson’. Why? Because, according to sources, the man rediscovered the cure for cancer. After being diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma skin cancer in 2003, Rick underwent conventional treatment and surgery. The Western method of ‘treating’ the issue, however, did little to benefit his condition. Getting desperate,…

Jan 13 13:38

Corrupt water corporations steal £1bn from public

For-profit companies formed out of the Thatcher administration’s privatization of English and Welsh water supplies overcharged customers by more than £1 billion with help from the regulator Ofwat, according to a new report from the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Jan 13 11:04

The Power of The Nuke Cartel: The Westlake Radioactive Landfill vs. The LA Methane Leak

Popeye gives an example of the power that the nuclear weapons cartel wields by pointing out the difference in the responses to the massive methane leak in Los Angeles California vs. the Westlake Radioactive Landfill in St. Louis.

Jan 13 10:51

Campbell's calls for nationwide mandatory GMO labeling, revokes support for anti-labeling front groups run by biotech mafia

Campbell's just made food history. It announced support for nationwide GMO labeling while revoking its support for biotech front groups that oppose GMO labeling ballot initiatives at the state level.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now Blackwater (owned by Monsanto) might start dumping E. Coli into Campbell's Soups, like they did Chipotle's restaurants!

Jan 13 10:05

Michigan National Guard, FEMA Help Flint Amid Water Crisis

Gov. Rick Snyder had activated the National Guard late Tuesday, and Lt. Col. William Humes confirmed about a half-dozen representatives arrived Wednesday morning.

Flint's tap water became contaminated with too much lead after the city switched its water supply in 2014 to save money while under state financial management. Local officials first declared a public health emergency in October in response to tests that showed children with elevated levels of lead.

On Tuesday, Snyder also requested support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in coordinating a recovery plan with other federal agencies that have the programs, authorities or technical expertise to help. FEMA appointed a disaster recovery coordinator to assist, spokesman Rafael Lemaitre said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is way too little, and way to late, for people - particularly kids - who have been poisoned by the lead in the water.

Lead poisoning is irreversible. The source of water with the lead in it should have been tested before the switch was made in the water supply, and apparently was not.

Whoever was the state financial manager at the time should be prosecuted at the fullest extent the law in Michigan allows, and do some hard jail time for this blunder, which has wrecked so many lives by now.

Jan 13 08:12

HOW AMERICA’S EMBRACE OF GMOS AND PESTICIDES COULD TRIGGER “DOWNFALL” OF EU FARMERS

Europe’s farmers should be forewarned. According to a new study, if the pending Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) become a reality, the United States’ distinctly low food standards, coupled with the dominance of industrial agriculture, could trigger a complete “downfall” of the entire European farming sector. Pointing to the significant differences between Europe and the United States’ agriculture industries, the study examines how the pending trade pact would try to “harmonize” standards pertaining to such things as genetically modified (GMO) crops, growth hormones in meat, and pesticides.

Jan 13 04:01

Poor construction likely a factor in extent of late-December tornado damage in Dallas area, expert says

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In determining whether the damage is from poor construction or the tornado itself, Haag Engineering Co. Structural Engineer and Meteorologist Tim Marshall looks at three factors: anchors, braces and connections.
"There are three critical areas for connections: wall to foundation, wall to wall and roof to wall"

"The [Dallas area] tornado exploited poor connections by tearing away roofs and toppling walls"

"We found 'cut nails' used around the perimeter of the house to secure the wall bottom plate to the foundation. Still, more homes were attached by shot pins. Some homes [were] anchored with bolts [that] did not have nuts or washers to secure the wall," Marshall said.

Jan 12 19:32

Monsanto’s Chemicals Make Their Way Into 85% of Personal Hygiene Cotton Products

A new study at the University of La Plata in Argentina found that about 85% of cotton products such as gauze, cotton balls, feminine products like pads and tampons, baby wipes, etc. tested positive for glyphosate. Another even more staggering finding is that 62% of the tested products had traces of AMPA, a environmental metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid that is a derivative of glyphosate and is potentially one thousand times more toxic than glyphosate. [1]

“The results of this research are very serious. When you use cotton or gauze to heal wounds or for personal hygiene, you do this thinking that the products are sterilized, but in fact you are using products contaminated with a carcinogenic substance,” said pediatrician Vazquez Medardo Avila, part of the Network of Medical Professions of Fumigated Towns in Argentina. [1]

Jan 12 17:04

This Sleek Sports Car Runs On Salt Water – No Joke

A German company has developed battery technology capable of charging electric car batteries with salt water. When you take into consideration the number of intriguing innovations in development, it becomes an exciting prospect to be alive in the present era. Sure, war and strife exist on this planet, but there are kind-hearted people…

Jan 12 17:01

DOOMSDAY WARNING AS $10 OIL PREDICTED

Oil prices have crashed to below $30-a-barrel amid warnings the rout could reach as low as $10 and bring down petrol prices to levels last seen in 2009.

Jan 12 15:56

O’KEEFE STRIKES AGAIN: Common Core sting captures executive saying program is scheme to sell more books

Textbook sales leader says national Common Core education standards are ‘all about the money’ as teacher insists bureaucrats created a ‘new f**king system that f**king sucks to sell more books’

Jan 12 15:22

Great Depression 2.0: Sell Everything, 2016 ‘Cataclysmic Year’ For Stocks, Warns RBS

The Royal Bank of Scotland warned its clients to “sell everything” and exit the stock market as soon as possible, a warning which indicates the global economy is heading towards a 1929-style Great Depression.

Jan 12 15:16

BP Slashing 4,000 Jobs As Oil Prices Fall

Oil giant BP announced Tuesday it will cut 4,000 jobs or 5 percent of its global workforce of about 80,000 due to plunging oil prices, the Wall Street Journal said. The oil giant, which expects to complete the staff reduction by the end of next year, is attempting to slash its operational costs in the face of a steep revenue drop.

Jan 12 14:57

Is the Auto Loan Bubble Ready to Pop?

At a time when labor force participation is at its lowest level since 1977 — at a time when real wages are rising less than they have since at least the 1980s — it is imperative that the Federal Reserve stop misleading individuals into making irrational investments. The economy is simply too frail to continue weathering these endless business cycles. Economists, politicians, and the general populace need to start learning from their economic history so they can begin recognizing that favoring debt over thrift isn’t beneficial to the country’s financial well-being. Failure to do so will simply lead to more bubbles, more malinvestment, and more economic headaches in the years to come.

Jan 12 11:34

How WiFi Will Be Used to Erase Civil Liberties

By Kevin Samson

Recent announcements in the UK and in New York City have shown that governments are working with private corporations to blanket entire cities with WiFi connectivity. Naturally they are appealing to people’s love of technology for entertainment and business to push this agenda forward.

However, beneath the surface is the development of tracking technologies that specifically use WiFi as a pervasive method of surveilling every single person who is in range – in some cases regardless of even having a connected device...

Jan 12 08:37

Exposing the Fraud of Grocery Store Organic Eggs

The Cornucopia Institute addressed these issues in a recent egg report. According to Mark Kastel, co-founder of the Cornucopia Institute, there's a factory farm takeover of the egg industry underway, with large CAFOs now controlling 80 percent of the organic egg market.

Yet less than 9 percent of hens raised in the U.S. are raised without cages.3 The organic label simply means the hens have been raised on organic feed. It is not an indication that they've been humanely or sustainably raised.

Jan 12 02:43

Are You A Threat? Police Software Scans Your Social Media: “Very Dangerous For a Citizen”

What you say, and what is said about you is now more likely than ever to land you in trouble with the law:

As officers respond to calls, Beware automatically runs the address. The searches return the names of residents and scans them against a range of publicly available data to generate a color-coded threat level for each person or address: green, yellow or red.

“A police call is something that can be very dangerous for a citizen.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jan 11 22:44

Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

Researchers at MIT have shown that by surrounding the filament with a special crystal structure they can bounce back the energy which is usually lost

Jan 11 21:36

A Nation of Fly Larvae: Obama and Gun Control

I’m going to move to Mexico. I swear I am. Except that I already have. Well, I’m going to move there twice. It’s to get away from Hussein Obama.

Who is this President? How did we get him? Does he have anything in common with me? Is there anything even American about him? He is an African of Islamo-Indonesian culture, deeply hostile to America and white people and ruling with a dictatorial style more like that of Shaka Zulu than Thomas Jefferson.

Yet I confess to a grudging admiration. He, belonging to one of the virile peoples—blacks, Hispanics, and Moslems–has keenly diagnosed the weakness of American society:

There is no one who will say ”No.”

Jan 11 15:59

Venezuela’s Food Revolution Has Fought Off Big Agribusiness and Promoted Agroecology

Just days before the progressive National Assembly of Venezuela was dissolved, deputies passed a law which lays the foundation for a truly democratic food system. The country has not only banned genetically modified seeds, but set up democratic structures to ensure that seeds cannot be privatized and indigenous knowledge cannot be sold off to corporations. President Maduro signed the proposal into law before New Year, when a new anti-Maduro Assembly was sworn in.

Jan 11 14:41

On the verge of bankruptcy: 62 percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings

The New Year started off poorly for global markets, in case you didn’t know, and what’s more, the outlook ain’t so good.

Jan 11 14:37

The big healthcare con: 87% of Obamacare enrollees have premiums subsidized by bankrupt government

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just released figures indicating that, of those people who signed up for Obamacare in the latest enrollment period, 87 percent will receive financial assistance to lower their monthly premiums.

Jan 11 14:30

45 million Americans now on food stamps

The number of Americans receiving food stamps exceeds 45 million – a level which has remained relatively constant for more than four years now. That figure accounts for nearly 20 percent of the population of the country.

Jan 11 14:06

Arch Coal Bankruptcy: The End of an Era

Arch Coal, Inc., the second largest coal supplier in the United States, announced today that it would be filing for bankruptcy protection after suffering several quarters of losses and being unable to restructure its debt. The company has been a major player in coal regions across the U.S., including Appalachia and the Powder River Basin. In the Northwest, the announcement significantly reduces the likelihood that several Arch Coal projects across Montana and Washington State will move forward, including the Otter Creek mine and Tongue River Railroad in Montana, as well as the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal in Longview, Washington.

Jan 11 14:01

Abuse of foreign maids linked to domestic workers’ visa system – report

Britain’s domestic worker visa scheme contributes to a system of modern day slavery by tying domestic workers to the wealthy Gulf families who bring them to Britain, a government inquiry into the scheme has found.

Jan 11 12:42

U.S. TOP COURT REJECTS NESTLE BID TO THROW OUT CHILD SLAVERY SUIT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Nestle SA, the world's largest food maker, and two other companies to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold them liable for the use of child slaves to harvest cocoa in Ivory Coast. The high court left in place a December 2014 ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Nestle, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co and Cargill Inc filed by former victims of child slavery.

Jan 11 09:28

You Won’t Be Able To Tell Where Your Meat Comes From Now, Thanks To Congress

The meat in your pork chop or hamburger may have come from halfway across the world, and thanks to the repeal of a popular law by Congress last week, you’ll never know where.

The way meat is produced in the US is already highly shrouded in mystery: from corporations that to laws that prevent people from exposing what slaughterhouses even look like. But the new law introduces even more secrecy into American meat: We won’t be told which country it originally came from any more.

According to the Associated Press, Congress at the end of 2015 repealed a labeling policy, the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law, that required retailers to explicitly state the country of origin on all red meat. In other words, beef and pork packages in the US will no longer be required to bear a label saying where the animal originally came from—meaning that consumers will have less information about the product they are buying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's always wonderful to understand just how bought and paid for our legislation is in this country.

Jan 11 09:21

HUMAN-ANIMAL CHIMERAS ARE GESTATING ON U.S. RESEARCH FARMS

Braving a funding ban put in place by America’s top health agency, some U.S. research centers are moving ahead with attempts to grow human tissue inside pigs and sheep with the goal of creating hearts, livers, or other organs needed for transplants. Based on interviews with three teams, two in California and one in Minnesota, MIT Technology Review estimates that about 20 pregnancies of pig-human or sheep-human chimeras have been established during the last 12 months in the U.S., though so far no scientific paper describing the work has been published, and none of the animals were brought to term.

Jan 11 09:18

GM SAYS YOU DON’T OWN YOUR CAR, YOU JUST LICENSE IT

Like Deere, GM wants to stop the Copyright Office from granting an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would allow you to jailbreak the code in your car’s engine so that you can take it to a non-GM mechanic for service, or fix it yourself. By controlling who can service your car, GM can force you to buy only official, expensive parts, protecting its bottom line.

Jan 11 08:45

Solar-Powered Pod Lets You Live Off-Grid Anywhere!

By Amanda Froelich

If you were one of the many infatuated by the solar-powered pod that allows you to live off-grid anywhere in the world, you’ll be stoked to know that they’re finally on the market.

According to Ecocapsule, a limited edition of 50 self-powering pods is available for pre-order.

If this is your first time being introduced to the amazing eco-dwellings, following is a recap of what you can invest in...

Jan 10 14:55

Turmeric’s ‘Smart Kill’ Properties Put Chemo & Radiation To Shame

Waking Times

The ancient Indian spice turmeric strikes again! A new study finds turmeric extract selectively and safely killing cancer stem cells in a way that chemo and radiation can not.

Jan 10 14:53

Australia First to Receive Electricity Using Zero-emission Wave Energy Generators

Waking Times

Wave energy technology has finally proved its feasibility to provide renewable, clean energy on a mass scale.

Jan 10 14:50

Experts Claim Passion for Eating Healthy Has Become a Mental Disorder

Waking Times

You suddenly may have a mental disorder, at least according to scientists at the University of Northern Colorado who conducted a case study about the obsession of eating healthy. This new eating disorder is called orthorexia nervosa (ON) and is said to be driven by a fear of being unhealthy and disgust for low-quality food.

Jan 10 12:33

Big Pharma Shaking in Their Boots as 80% of Cannabis Users Give Up Prescriptions Pills for Pot

By Justin Gardner

A new survey conducted by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits.

However, the tide has turned as decriminalization of medical and recreational cannabis sweeps the nation and the continent. With legalization, more and more people are discovering how this plant can provide a safe alternative to the dangerous effects of prescription pills...

Jan 09 14:51

EPA Releases Study on Pesticides Killing Bees, Gets Sued Immediately by Beekeepers

By Claire Bernish

A new study by the Environmental Protection Agency has found evidence through a study that backs what activists and environmentalists have asserted for years: one of the most widely used neonicotinoid pesticides can, indeed, cause declines in honeybee populations. But the agency’s findings are too little, too late for many farmers and food safety advocates, who consider the EPA neglectfully responsible for widespread employment of neonicotinoids...

Jan 09 11:31

EPA, FDA stocking up on body armor during President Obama’s watch

It seems a pretty clear indication of a government which has overstepped its bounds when the environmental guys and the food regulators think they are going to face gunfire of the sort that they need body armor. This indicates a flaw, a severe flaw, in our government system. The stakes should not be this high in a free society. Do the bureaucrats want to defend their ill gotten turf with bullets now?

Jan 09 09:17

Glyphosate, Disease and Chemical Brain Drain

Questions and Answers about Pesticides
R. Mason MB ChB FRCA
Farm Wars
Question: Surely you can’t blame the ills of the NHS on glyphosate?
Answer: Yes, in fact you probably can. Glyphosate is a man-made amino-acid, which mimics the essential amino acid glycine and takes over many of its functions. Glycine helps to detoxify foreign proteins, promotes gluconeogenesis (making new glucose from amino acids) from the liver and kidney, goes into the bone marrow, helps to make collagen and is a neurotransmitter.

Jan 08 18:58

Campbell’s Is The First Big Food Company To Disclose GMO Ingredients On Label

You spoke and Campbell’s food company listened. Previously, Campbell’s unveiled plans to run toward the health-conscious organic and non-GMO market dollar. Now, they have dropped one of the biggest publicity bombs ever by announcing their intention to voluntarily label their GMO ingredients.

Jan 08 11:37

VW Refuses to Give U.S. States Documents in Emissions Inquiries

Citing German privacy laws, Volkswagen has refused to provide emails or other communications among its executives to attorneys general in the United States, impeding American investigations into the company’s emissions-cheating scandal, according to officials in several states.

The revelation signals a turning point in the now openly fractious relations between Volkswagen and American investigators, after claims by the Justice Department, in its own inquiry this week, that the company had recently “impeded and obstructed” regulators and provided “misleading information.”

Volkswagen in September admitted that it had installed software created to cheat on emissions tests in 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide. A 48-state civil investigation is being led by a half-dozen states, including New York and Connecticut. Attorneys general in California and Texas are conducting their own inquiries of the company, which includes the Audi and Porsche brands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Volkswagen will not cooperate, there is not much the States Attorneys General can do to force compliance from a foreign corporation.

Jan 08 09:59

Top Doctors Reveal Vaccines Turn Our Immune System Against Us

Waking Times

The research is hard to ignore, vaccines can trigger autoimmunity with a laundry list of diseases to follow. With harmful and toxic metals as some vaccine ingredients, who is susceptible and which individuals are more at risk?

Jan 07 16:24

White House press release reveals Obamacare was crafted to help expand gun control

If you think that the Obama administration is just trying to “do the right thing” with its mental health gun control carve-out and that liberal doctors and the federal government won’t abuse the designation by making it overly broad, you’ve not been paying attention.

Jan 07 16:09

Monsanto’s secret studies showed glyphosate caused cancer four decades ago

The world’s most hated chemical company, Monsanto, knowingly engaged in some shady wheeling-and-dealing to get its prized herbicide, Roundup (glyphosate), approved for commercial use, a new independent inquiry has revealed.

Jan 07 15:39

Monsanto announces 1,000 job cuts after first-quarter losses

Monsanto said that its income has been been hurt by a drop in major crop prices that has curbed farmers’ incomes and subsequent spending, as well as its continued trouble with countries’ monetary policies internationally.

Jan 07 13:59

FedEx Corporate Issues Dictate About Oregon Protesters: "Do Not Make Any Deliveries To Anyone At The Refuge."

People inquiring about sending supplies to the Oregon protesters have been told by the local FedEx office that deliveries to the occupiers has been forbidden. "I spoke to the owner of the 'in town' FedEx, and she received word from Corporate to not make any deliveries to the anyone at the refuge," Robert Parker said. As LibertyFight.com reported in 2014, Frederick W. Smith, the CEO of FedEx, is a Yale graduate, friend of Bush and Kerry, and creepy Skull and Bones member, who has called for a fifteen cents per gallon increase on the fuel tax for all Americans. Smith has a VERY SHADY past. On January 31, 1975, Fred Smith was indicted for forgery by a Federal Grand Jury. The same evening of his forgery indictment Smith was involved in a fatal hit and run whereby he killed a 54-year old handyman named George C. Strughill. Smith was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired license.

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