Mar 20 19:54

The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water

The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water to sell back to the public at a big profit, local activists charge. The Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento is the target of a major press conference on Tuesday, March 17, by a water coalition that claims the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during the drought. The coalition, the crunchnestle alliance, says that City Hall has made this use of the water supply possible through a “corporate welfare giveaway,” according to a press advisory.

Mar 20 19:45

What's next in police state America? Why wearable alcohol biosensors of course!

Scientists will compete to create an improved wearable alcohol biosensor contest sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) or really the National Institutes of Health (NIH) FYI, the NIAA is a component of the NIH. If you guessed Homeland Security is behind this, give yourself a gold star. Click here & here to read more. Don't forget wherever DHS goes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is sure to follow. MADD has a close relationship with Homeland Security, click here & here to read more.

Mar 20 18:54

W.H.O. Report Links Ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup to Cancer

The world’s most widely-used weed killer can “probably” cause cancer, the World Health Organizationsaid on Friday. The organization’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto herbicide Roundup, was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans.” It also said there was “limited evidence” that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Mar 20 15:06

Five Alternatives to the Most Overrated Survival Items

If you’re new to the prepping scene, you should probably know right off the bat that you’re about to waste a lot of money. I’m so sorry to break it to you, but it’s true. We’ve all done it. It’s practically a right of passage by now.

You’ve just become aware of how fragile our society really is, and all the horrifying ways the shit can hit the proverbial fan, and you think you have to rush out and buy a bunch of supplies and gear to survive the inevitable looting spree. There’s something you should know first though. If there is one thing that is practically guaranteed to part an otherwise smart person from their money, it is fear.

Mar 20 12:25

Drug dealers are entrepreneurs and the government is killing urban innovation

Anyone with a hint of intelligence understands that the war on drugs is a complete failure

Mar 20 09:46

The Federal Reserve Anticipates Rising Interest Rates After April

The Federal Reserve (Fed) on Wednesday removed the word “patient” in its statement at the end of its two-day meeting on monetary policy in the US, which means that the imminent rise in benchmark interest rates will be discussed at each meeting and may occur in June.
In the document, the Fed said it looks unlikely that the increase of money occurs in April, so this would be postponed as early in June, reveals Efe.

Mar 20 08:26

Can a Molecular 3D Printer Change the Way We Make Everything?

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has become one of the wonder-techs of the new millennium. Granted, while the vast majority of 3D printers on the market are little more than souped-up trinkets, some machines are leveraging the technology’s additive assets to instigate real change.

Mar 20 08:15

U.S. Customs Quietly Launches Facial Recognition Experiment at DC Airport

The next time you come back from overseas and flash your American passport at Washington, DC’s Dulles airport, customs officers might take a picture of you and use facial recognition technology to figure out if you really are who you say you are. On March 11, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) quietly rolled out a new facial recognition pilot program to help custom officers catch “imposters,” or people using a passport that isn’t theirs, an agency spokesperson confirmed to Motherboard on Wednesday.

Mar 20 05:04

Apple Had A Bad Opening In The Dow Jones Industrial

Shares of Apple technology firm did not have a good premiere at the Dow Jones Industrial Average , the select group of actions that joined in the last hours in replacement telecommunications group AT & T.
Confirming the fears of doomsayers that in previous dates indicate when a signature is attached at Dow Jones, for their own reasons or bad luck, its premiere throws losses, Apple ended the day with a decline of 0.76%, to $ 127.50.

Mar 20 01:10

Despite climate change rhetoric, Gates Foundation invests $1.4 billion in fossil fuels: Report

Largest charitable foundation in world target of growing call for divestment

Mar 19 15:15

De-Dollarization Accelerates As More Of Washington’s “Allies” Defect To China-Led Bank

The global de-dollarization trend continues as it appears the UK’s move to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Development Bank has indeed shown other US “allies” that spurning Washington’s advice is actually acceptable and concerns about the institution’s “standards” may simply be a diversion aimed at undermining China’s attempt to exercise more influence in its own backyard.

Mar 19 15:05

4 Ways This Food Crushes Cancer and Inflammation in Your Body

Spring is here! And with it comes more affordable asparagus. This succulent vegetable has been prized since ancient times for its medicinal benefits as well as its terrific taste. It’s even been a staple in Ayurvedic medicine. Why has it been so popular through the years? Have people used asparagus for cancer? Indeed, asparagus is a potent cancer fighter on a par with broccoli, and many people think it tastes a whole lot better.

Mar 19 08:00

Dennis Fetcho: Secrets of the Hidden Kosher Mark & The Rabbinical Tax

Dennis is an American expat living in Amman, Jordan, working by day as a business strategist, specializing in telecommunications, aerospace, and defense. Dennis is here to speak about the secrets of the Kosher tax along with some of the other big anti-trust issues that are corroding Western values. Dennis begins with an explanation of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, a deregulation law that allows the sale of supplements as food with no need for proof of effectiveness or safety, resulting in an explosion of sales. Then, he describes how Kosher food certifying organizations crept in and took advantage of the boom, creating a multi-billion dollar annual market.

Mar 19 07:57

The Apple TV Service Could Be Ready In Autumn

The streaming device Apple has been a success.
After your Apple TV, you can play Internet content on TV, Apple will take a step further and launched in autumn a service streaming payment in which a packet will include major brands.

Mar 19 07:50

5 Things to Know for Better Aquaponics

by Brian Berletic

Aquaponics is a combination of fish farming (aquaculture) and soilless agriculture (hydroponics). Fish are kept in a water tank, and above it is a growing bed. Water from the fish tank is pumped up to the growing bed where it filters through a growing medium and the roots of your plants, then back into the fish tank below.

The process filters the water for the fish, and the filtered fish waste provides nutrients for the plants.

While it seems simple in concept, when people finally try their hand at it, they may confront several common problems. This guide hopes to shed some light on a few of them...

Mar 19 07:33

What Other And Do Not Post On Facebook

Facebook remains one of the most important social networks in the world.
Facebook unveiled what messages, images and other content are allowed in the social network and why. When you update your page Community rules, the world’s largest social network gave users more guidance on what may cause the removal of a message, for example, justify violence and sexual exploitation, discourses of intolerance, criminal activity or harassment.

It also explains why not just blame the terrorist groups and criminal gangs, but also removes the content that supports them.

Mar 19 06:41

Nintendo Is Preparing A New Console

The Nintendo 3Ds maintains one of the industry leaders.
In a press conference in Tokyo, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, confirmed that the company is working on a new console, codenamed NX.

In the event, Nintendo announced its decision to collaborate with the company DeNA to enter the gaming market for smartphone. Iwata assured those present that the company will not abandon the creation of new hardware, which results in the development of NX.

Mar 19 06:32

Windows 10 Will Be Ready In Winter

Microsoft noted the presence of a single application store, with purchases and upgrades.
Microsoft announced that it expects to complete Windows 10 in the coming winter, as published in the official company blog. He did not specify a date, but analyst’s estimate that will close in September. It will be available in 190 countries.

Windows 10 represents the largest effort by Microsoft to create a single platform for all kinds of devices, whether desktops, tablets, smartphones or small devices those give life to the Internet of Things, supports x86 processor (Intel or AMD) and ARM.

Mar 19 03:15

Target Will Pay 10mdd To Meet Demand For Violation Of Data

In a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit related to a massive violation of data security agreement 2013, Target Corp agreed to pay 10 million dollars.

According to a company spokesman consulted by CBS News the proposal includes the creation of an account to pay individual victims up to $ 10,000 as compensation for damages.

Mar 18 18:27

The brands and police are listening, and Twitter intends to help them

Soon you might find yourself shocked by how much companies and government agencies know about you, in close to real time. Unless you lock your Twitter account, everything you say on the microblogging website is by default public. The company already sells bulk access to our tweets; these direct data sales make up about $70m of Twitter's $1.3b income, with the rest coming from advertising. According to a report in The Guardian, Twitter plans to expand its data sales of what one executive calls the "firehose"—the enormous stream of tweets—pouring out of Twitter users worldwide.

Mar 18 17:10

Europe braces for 'unprecedented' power issues from solar eclipse

Europe's power operators are bracing for potential disruption from the solar eclipse expected Friday, which will knock out almost all solar-generated electricity in an "unprecedented" test for the network.

Mar 18 16:04

Antipsychotics: Deadlier Than Thought for Some?

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

"The harms associated with using these drugs in dementia patients are clear, yet clinicians continue to use them," study author Dr. Donovan Maust, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, said in a university news release.

Mar 18 15:16

Hello Biometrics: Windows 10 to Add Facial Recognition, Iris Scans and Fingerprint Reader

Nicholas West
Activist Post

After several years of consumer complaints, Microsoft Windows 10 has been getting a lot of attention as of late for many upgrades slated for their new version of the popular operating system.

However, it appears that one feature being added to supposedly consumer-friendly applications is a suite of biometrics called Windows Hello and Windows Passport.

It's all a part of the move toward a full-fledged Smart World where YOU become the password in a matrix of online and real-world activity...

Mar 18 14:17

Food industry waging a bitter battle over proposal on added-sugar labels

Of all the issues the Obama administration is grappling with, a modest redesign of what food labels say about sweeteners might not have seemed among the more controversial. But ever since First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the plan last year, a lobbying frenzy has ensued.

Mar 18 14:03

Underground Market Steals $12 Million In Bitcoins: “Going to The Caribbean… Hope You Guys Understand”

For the casual observer the underground online marketplace, often referred to as the DarkNet, seems to resemble the lawlessness of the Wild West. Over the last several years millions of dollars worth of digital crypto-currencies have been stolen, oftentimes by the very operators of the web sites tasked with managing the online digital “hot” wallets of its users. (A “cold” wallet is used to store crypto-addresses on your own Flash drive or can be written down on a piece of paper).

Mar 18 13:42

Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Macaroni and Cheese Because It Might Have Metal Pieces in It

6.5 MILLION BOXES RECALLED because of metal pieces... not even shavings, PIECES. Put up this video in the middle of the night. Another rant of sorts. THIS is what happens when you allow megacorporations who are not interested in your nutrition but their bottom lines to take your food away from you.

Mar 18 13:41

FCC Chairman Concedes Future Internet Tax Is Possible After All

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged in congressional testimony [yesterday] that an Internet tax–which he had previously said would not be imposed–could be imposed in the future.

Mar 18 11:25

1984: France Will Counter Terrorist Attacks on Free Speech by... Attacking Free Speech?

George Orwell wasn't psychic; he was a time traveler, and we're permanently falling down the rabbit hole of 1984.

If you live in France, your right to visit certain websites has just been terminated by the almighty government.

Why? Because terrorism.

How painfully ironic, considering the Charlie Hebdo attack was supposed to be a terroristic attack on free speech to begin with...

Mar 18 07:54

San Diego sues Monsanto for bay pollution & persistent contamination

According to the San Diego Reader, city agencies filed suit on Monday, alleging Monsanto hid its knowledge of the toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Mar 17 16:31

World’s greatest pyramid scheme: How banks plot to seize your property and life

The bank begins the pyramid scheme by taking your deposit (which you might think goes into the vault) and they loan most of it out. In fact, generally, with some variation, for every $1 dollar that you deposit, the bank will loan out approximately $10. In other words, the bank uses your deposits to loan out more (way more) than they have in reserves in order to make big profits. This is ‘Fractional Reserve Banking.’ The banks only keep a fraction of the overall money on hand.

Mar 17 14:54

San Diego Sues Monsanto for Polluting Bay with Cancer-Causing Chemical

The City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District filed suit against chemical giant Monsanto Monday for polluting the city’s bay and tidelands.

Mar 17 13:58


The FCC released the 400-page document on Thursday, two weeks after it passed new regulations, which many fear will turn the internet into a public commodity and thereby stifle innovation.

Mar 17 12:58

Improper Medicare-Medicaid Payments Up 20%; $77.4B in FY14

Lawless government overrun with incompetence -- Medicare and Medicaid made a combined $77.4 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2014, a 20.4 percent increase from fiscal 2013, according to data published by the Government Accountability Office and the federal website.

Mar 17 12:53

U.S. home construction plunges 17% in February

Construction of new homes plummeted in February, as fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest.

Mar 17 12:22


Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface. Given that Japan’s authoritarian regime of Shinzo Abe has cracked down on the information flow from Fukushima with a repressive state secrets act, we cannot know for certain what’s happening at the site.

Mar 17 11:24

Denounce Abuses In ICE Raids In South Florida

Denucia woman who suffered abuse by ICE agents who tried to arrest undocumented family.
A family of immigrants in Homestead, South Florida, denounced abuses by federal agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE, for its acronym in English) for a national five-day raid resulted in the arrest of more than 2 thousand undocumented.

The government ensures that all detainees had criminal records and were placed in deportation proceedings.

Mar 17 11:10

Third Cross-Border Tunnel Found In Arizona So Far This Year

A federal agent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) US cargo a package of marijuana seized at the border with Mexico.
Border Patrol Agents (Border Patrol) sector Tucson, Arizona, announced the discovery of a cross-border tunnel leading to the place where they were found by plugging another underground passage earlier this year.

The agents assigned to the Nogales station, in collaboration with the International Liaison Unit and the Mexican police discovered last March 13 an incomplete tunnel, which is the third I found this year in Arizona.

Mar 17 10:52

America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once

Mar 17 09:06


he Financial Times now reports that France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to join the China-led international development bank as well, “delivering a blow to US efforts to keep leading western countries out of the new institution.” This week, 2 major U.S. allies – 2 of the “Five Eyes” – have disregarded American pleas and joined China’s new development bank … alternative to the US-dominated IMF and World Bank lending order. (A third member of the Five Eyes – New Zealand – previously signed onto the Chinese bank.)

Mar 17 09:03


Nothing you write, say, text, tweet or share via phone or computer is private anymore. As constitutional law professor Garrett Epps points out, “Big Brother is watching…. Big Brother may be watching you right now, and you may never know. Since 9/11, our national life has changed forever. Surveillance is the new normal.”

Mar 17 08:31

Stay Alert Against Fake Calls And Emails IRS

Tax scams take many different forms. Recently, the most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who claim to be from the IRS. They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal your money. Also, they may try to steal your identity. Here are some tips from the IRS to help you avoid becoming a victim of these types of tax scams:

Mar 17 08:16

Lawmakers say TTP meetings classified to keep Americans in the dark

According to Grayson, putting Wednesday's ISDS briefing in a classified setting "is part of a multi-year campaign of deception and destruction

Mar 17 07:56

Mcdonald’s Employees Talk About Workplace Hazards

McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints against the company suffered burns fat because jumping from the frying pans, lack of protective equipment for them and other risks of work, according to labor organizers.

Complaints are the latest step in a campaign for a wage increase to remunerate workers $ 15 per hour and allow unionization of employees in the branch of fast food, which is pressuring McDonald’s to go to the negotiating table.

Mar 17 07:09

Coca-Cola Pays Nutritionists to Promote Coke as Heart Healthy

by SM Gibson

Did you realize that last month was American Heart Month? Coca-Cola sure did.

The corporate soft drink giant, who has been trying to combat declining sales in the United States, has begun partnering with fitness experts and nutritionists to promote a mini-can of Coke as a ‘healthy’ snack. In February, the idea of drinking a mini-Coke for heart health was suggested on many nutrition blogs and even in major newspapers and websites...

Mar 17 00:41

King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

Monday, March 16, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

Life is good for Safeguard... because they are friends with the Bush family.
Just do your due diligence you'll find it.

Here is the King5 feature story from March 3, 2015

"It's a tricky business accessing property that the bank doesn't truly own, and Beal says the industry known as "property preservation" has plenty of faults. "The pressures are pretty intense," said Beal. A KING 5 Investigation shows that those pressures may be one reason behind numerous complaints filed with attorneys, housing assistance groups, and the Washington Attorney General's Office. Typically, a homeowner complains that they have not abandoned the home, yet but have been locked out or found their personal property is missing."

Says Attorney Dao:

Mar 16 19:54

The FBI’s Big Plan To Expand Its Hacking Powers

Technology giant Google has warned that a rule change represents a 'monumental' constitutional concern. A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a rule change that will broaden the FBI’s hacking authority despite fears raised by Google that the amended language represents a “monumental” constitutional concern.

Mar 16 12:38

Here's the Chip Apple Is Using to Stop You from Buying Cheap Cables

If you bought yourself an iPhone 5, and are looking for a cheap, third-party lightning adapter to save a couple of bucks, you might want to hold off. There's an authenticator chip in the official adapters, and third-party adapters probably won't work without it.

Mar 16 10:45

Anti Police State App 'Sidekik' Features Real-Time Legal Aid

Activist Post

Studies have shown that police are held almost completely unaccountable by the current systems of governmental oversight. Perhaps this is the reason why you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than a terrorist. Rather than wait for bloated bureaucracy or corrupt government to save the day, we as activists have to find our own solutions. Technology is one of these solutions. Each citizen needs to become a member of the media and record everything that they see during encounters with the police.

We previously reported on the launch of a smartphone app called Sidekik which required funding to make it as easy as possible for you not only to record the police and upload that recording offsite, but to put you in immediate contact with legal representation to help you navigate the encounter ... in real-time.

We are happy to report that activist efforts have funded Phase 1 of Sidekik. Developers are now prepared to enter Phase 2...

Mar 16 09:20


The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act, which would facilitate the sharing of information from private companies to the government. The putative reason for the legislation is to stop cyberattacks, but some are concerned it will allow transfers of large amounts of personal information to the government.

Mar 16 09:13


The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to allow pharmaceutical companies to undermine official safety warnings in sales presentations to customers. While an FDA warning about a drug’s dangers can scare off buyers, the new proposal would allow companies to provide doctors, hospitals and other customers with information that conflicts with official advice, which is typically developed after a rigorous scientific process.

Mar 16 08:32

Executive Petrobras Admits Taking Bribes

A Executive of the Brazilian state oil company told a congressional panel began accepting bribes from some of the largest construction firms in the country 18 years ago Tuesday.

According to federal prosecutors, the scheme involved the payment of at least $ 800 million in bribes and other funds by major engineering and construction companies in exchange for inflated contracts with Petrobras. Prosecutors have said that some of that money was transferred to the ruling Workers Party and other major political organizations to political campaigns.

Mar 16 07:57


South-east Asian economies' growing demand for energy and resources could lead to long periods of recession in the UK A little-known Ministry of Defence (MoD) report published earlier this year warns that converging global trends will dramatically affect UK economic prosperity through to 2040.

Mar 16 07:50

24,000 chemicals may be tainting your bottled water

Tap water is by no means something to reach for when looking to achieve optimal health (check this out to see why that is)

Mar 16 05:52

Minority Report (2002) esoteric analysis – pre-crime is now here!

Spielberg’s Minority Report is now an important film to revisit

Mar 15 14:22

NYPD Caught Editing Controversial Wikipedia Entries

Most of their handiwork seems to pertain to the Eric Garner case. Statements such as “Garner raised both his arms in the air” were changed to “Garner flailed his arms about as he spoke.” And “Use of the chokehold has been prohibited” was altered to say “Use of the chokehold is legal, but has been prohibited.”

Mar 15 14:16

TARGET LAYS OFF 1,700 — NFP is a joke: A historic monetary crisis is certain

Find out what's going on with the economy from Andy Hoffman

Mar 15 07:10

Vaccine pushers insist organics are useless, chemicals are safe, and fluoride is awesome

"Skeptics" and other educated ignorants hawk pesticide-laden foods and toxic fluoride

Mar 14 13:53

Beware of accepting Western Union money orders!

Not one easily frustrated and seldom angry, I just had a bad experience that could happen to anyone selling (or in my case, giving away) items on Beware of accepting Western Union money orders!

I recently offered on to give away a G5RV antenna, that I no longer used, to a ham with limited space—“free, merely pay for the medium-box flat-rate shipping of $10.70.” (The fact that the item was being given away is irrelevant—it could have been a for-sale item, instead.) Several hams responded to my ad and I had to choose only one. But, I also remembered that I had a used Slinky antenna and I offered the same deal to one of the non-selected responders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This just now happened to me, with a donation from a supporter in Madison, Wisconsin. Bank returned it with "Refer to maker." No other explanation. I thought the whole point of a money order was that the funds were guaranteed to be there!

Is Western Union starting to cheat its customers to stay in business?

Mar 14 13:33

Did You Know a “Big U.S. Majority Favors Mandatory Vaccines”?

According to a Reuters poll recently published in the Huffington Post, 87% of America wants your right to choose whether or not you vaccinate yourself and your children to be straight up taken away from you.

You know, we aren’t even really hearing about the measles outbreak that led to all this fear and calls for mass mandatory vaccinations anymore, just by the way...

Mar 14 11:47

Obama Administration considers independent journalists to be ‘enemies of the state,’ warn reporters

Attkisson's accusations before the Senate Judiciary Committee were akin to those made in her 2014 book Stonewalled, in which she detailed how the Obama Administration

Mar 14 10:32

Investors in ‘patient panic’ over Fed language

U.S. stock markets are in the midst of a “‘patient’ panic” ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve statement, when many investors expect a change in the Fed’s language that would send the clearest signal yet that a rate hike is coming soon.

Mar 14 09:37

Jodie’s Story A Little Girl Lost After Illegally Given an Untested 8-in-1 Vaccine

The Marchants share with us what happened after they took their one year-old daughter to the doctor, only agreeing for the MMR while refusing all other vaccines. They were completely shocked when they found out their baby Jodie was given an illegal, untested 8-in-1 vaccine concoction, deliberately mixed in one syringe, which destroyed their daughter.

Mar 14 08:19

US, UK, and China battle over which bank gets to exploit Third World

US officials are currently in an uproar over the United Kingdom’s decision to become a founding member of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. This is a decision that forecasts a massive change in the world economy. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is setting itself up to be direct competition to the World Bank and IMF. These two little known institutions truly cement the West as the dominant powers in the world. The policies of the new bank will be in direct opposition to those of the World Bank.

Mar 14 07:59

Few Notice The Supreme Court Just Ruled Police Don’t Need a Warrant To Search Your Trash Cans

Sound law enforcement be allowed to search your garbage without a warrant? For decades it has been debated, and the largely agreed-upon answer was that they do. But recently, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a person should not expect privacy when it comes to the contents of a garbage container. Once the trash can or recycling bin is placed outside, the Court ruled that police no longer need a warrant to search i

Mar 14 07:31

Obama Bails Out Oil Industry at the Expense of Consumers

Oil industry lobbyists must have been working the government over for months. The price of oil has plunged nearly 60% since June. Smaller oil companies are going bankrupt. Larger ones are bleeding. Energy junk-bondholders are getting massacred. Wall Street is fretting about losing the fees. Banks are worried about their energy loans. Venezuela is falling apart and is going to default. Russia is careening in the wrong direction. Kern County, the oil capital of California, declared a “fiscal emergency.”

Mar 14 07:15

Facebook Removes Emoji ‘I Feel Fat’

More than 16,000 signatures were collected to remove emoji contrversial.
Besides emoticons expressing optimism, happiness, despair or annoyance to other emotions that are in the list that Facebook provides to express moods, it also adds “feeling fat“.

Facebook decided to replace this emoticon by one whose message is “I feel full” after complaints from “Bodies in Peril”, an organization that promotes respect for diversity body.

Mar 14 06:55

Report Says UK Citizens Must Give Up Right To Privacy Because 'Terrorism', Reveals Huge Secret Government Databases

As Techdirt has noted previously, the UK body nominally responsible for overseeing the intelligence services, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC), does little more than rubber-stamp what has taken place. The new ISC report "Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework" (pdf) is more of the same.

Mar 13 20:41

Big Pharma Giant Guilty of Selling Tainted Children’s Tylenol – Knowingly

How far does the fraud and contamination of our country’s products go? The list is seemingly endless. Recently adding on to the list, mega-company Johnson and Johnson was recently found out to be knowingly selling adulterated bottles of Tylenol that contain metal particles.

Mar 13 20:23

California’s Big Water Plans; The End of Private Water Rights?

Drought-stricken California, which just had its driest January ever recorded, smashed another dismal record last month: the hottest February. This will be the 5th year in a row of historic drought in California, breaking a 120 year old record. California is the largest populated state in the country. One out of eight Americans reside in sunny, warming, no rain, CA. Our economy is recognized as the 8th largest in the world with Central Valley farmers producing some 42% of the nations food supplies for decades.

Mar 13 11:18

US Launched A Program In Six Cities To Reduce Racial Prejudice

Eric Holder

Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial prejudice and improve links between the authorities and the community, said Thursday Attorney General Eric Holder.

Selected cities are Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Stockton, California; Birmingham, Alabama; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mar 13 10:58


As schools across the country continue to struggle to comply with food restrictions championed by first lady Michelle Obama, supporters of the federal regulations are reframing the issue as one of national security. Retired rear admiral Casey Coane recently wrote in to The Hillto make the case for why school food restrictions on fat, sugar, salt, calories and other nutritional aspects are necessary to keep our country safe.

Mar 13 10:51


Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit group called the Modern Agriculture Foundation which hopes "cultured meat" will one day replace the raising of animals for slaughter

Mar 13 07:01

Here’s Everything That’s Wrong With Cable and Satellite TV Bills

This week, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against the satellite pay TV provider DirecTV, alleging deceptive advertising. The FTC charges that DirecTV violated the FTC Act in many instances by failing to clearly and prominently disclose various “gotchas” in subscriber contracts, including that customers are locked into services for two years, and that an extra fee for premium channels kicks in automatically unless subscribers proactively cancel the option.

Mar 12 15:12

Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: That this scam is so huge tells us (along with the flood of ads for tax-assistance services) is that there is a significant portion of the US population that is in tax trouble right now. The Ferguson Judge who was notorious for sending debtors to prison is reported to be $170,000 behind in his taxes, and Al Sharpton reportedly owes millions. The system has broken down!

Mar 12 14:53

PAPER: USA unlikely to shape 21st century

The US is unlikely to possess the capacity to shape 21st-century geopolitical order...

Mar 12 12:16

Facebook to Collect Users’ Conversations for Advertisers

The social media giant announced its plan this week to show marketers “what audiences are saying on Facebook about events, brands, subjects and activities” so they can get a “holistic and actionable view of their audience for the first time.”

Mar 12 11:59

UK Spy Agencies Seek Single Law to OK Data Collection of ‘Privileged’ Conversations

Is it OK to listen in on private conversations between a lawyer and a defendant on trial for a serious crime? What about sifting through the communications of an entire country, or even continent, in pursuit of a wanted criminal or terrorist?

Mar 12 11:38

2 banks fail US Fed stress tests, Bank of America put on ‘warning’

The US Federal Reserve has rejected the capital plans of US branches of Germany’s Deutsche Bank and Spain’s Banco Santander in a test designed to gauge whether America’s biggest banks are prepared to withstand a hypothetical financial crisis.

Mar 12 10:50

Why I Don't Want An Apple Watch (And It's Not Battery Life)

The reason I don't want an Apple Watch has nothing to do with its look, functionality, price or battery life. The reason I have no interest in an Apple Watch (or any of its competitors) is I can't afford to be connected to a device that destroys my productivity with an endless stream of chirps, beeps, buzzes or vibrations every time an email, tweet, text, etc. arrives.

Stated very simply: the Apple Watch, like every other enslaving you to the network device, is a productivity destroyer.

Mar 12 10:43

Major fast food chains are dropping sodas from their kids meals

Since the start of the year, a number of major fast food chains have announced that they will be removing soda as an option from their kids meals

Mar 12 10:24

Cutting to the chase when choosing an ax for self-reliance

I, an incurable Ax Junkie, hereby nominate the man or woman responsible for hafting a stone to the end of a stick as the first inductee in the Tool-User Hall of Fame

Mar 12 09:27


"The architecture of the whole framework resembles a mini-operating system with kernel-mode and user-mode components carefully interacting with each other via a custom message-passing interface."?

Kaspersky malware probers have uncovered a new 'operating system'-like platform that was developed and used by the National Security Agency (NSA) in its Equation spying arsenal.

The EquationDrug or Equestre platform is used to deploy 116 modules to target computers that can siphon data and spy on victims.

Mar 12 07:09

Putting Measles into Proper Perspective—According to the Facts

by Catherine J. Frompovich

Just WHAT are the facts regarding measles? readers may be asking.

Here is the documented evidence...

Mar 12 01:29

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth—How GMOs Took Over the Food Supply

Genetically manipulated foods may be one of the most serious threats not only to our environment but to the health and very survival of future generations. Typically, the blame for the promulgation of genetic engineering of our food is placed on chemical companies.

But there’s actually a hidden back story to how genetically engineered foods were able to reach millions of dinner tables.

Steven Druker, who you may not be aware of, is the attorney who filed a lawsuit in the late ’90s challenging the most important action the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken in this area: its presumption that genetically engineered (GE) foods are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and can enter the market without a shred of safety testing.

Mar 12 01:27

Imaging of the Brain on LSD in Search of Cure for Behavioral Disorders

Video - In this video, Professor David Nutt, Dr. Robert Carhart-Harris and Director Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation Research Programme explain the possibilities of how LSD’s effect on the brain can be used to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, and similar conditions.

If you are interested in supporting these researchers in understanding the brain on LSD, you can donate to their crowd-funding campaign here:

Mar 11 16:37

Factory Farm Antibiotics Making Children ‘Allergic to Fruits and Vegetables’

Farmers who are using antibiotics to keep pests away from their crops are making children allergic to the fruits and vegetables they grow, research suggests.

Mar 11 16:09

Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000 for 40 Straight Months

The number of beneficiaries on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, has topped 46,000,000 for 40 straight months, according to new data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Mar 11 15:56

Former SEC Director Warns Against Automated and Secretive Market “Rigged Against Retail Investors”

The former director of the SEC, John Ramsay, has stepped out to warn that market is rigged, and that the system is headed for a major correction “one way or another.”

Today’s financial ‘ecosystem’ is a set up for unfair advantage to those playing a game controlled by high frequency trading (run by automated computer algorithms) and secret ‘dark pool’ investors, as Ramsay sees it.

Mar 11 15:28

The Last, Great Run For The U.S. Dollar, The Death Of The Euro And 74 Trillion In Currency Derivatives At Risk

Are we on the verge of an unprecedented global currency crisis? On Tuesday, the euro briefly fell below $1.07 for the first time in almost a dozen years. And the U.S. dollar continues to surge against almost every other major global currency. The U.S. dollar index has now risen an astounding 23 percent in just the last eight months. That is the fastest pace that the U.S. dollar has risen since 1981. You might be tempted to think that a stronger U.S. dollar is good news, but it isn’t. A strong U.S. dollar hurts U.S. exports, thus harming our economy. In addition, a weak U.S. dollar has fueled tremendous expansion in emerging markets around the planet over the past decade or so. When the dollar becomes a lot stronger, it becomes much more difficult for those countries to borrow more money and repay old debts. In other words, the emerging market “boom” is about to become a bust...

Mar 11 15:25

The Age of Cartels

These days, it is painfully obvious to most anyone that America has been taken over by Corporations. From food, energy, medicine, entertainment, banking and so on, we are truly, as our guest G. Edward Griffin stated during his interview on The Liberty Brothers Radio Show, living in The Age of Cartels.

Mar 11 14:06

Have You Fallen for These Big Pharma Tricks?

Long before the Internet and direct to consumer advertising, the medical profession tried to reassure people about their health concerns. Sure fatigue and headaches could be a symptom of a brain tumor; sure a cough could be a symptom of lung cancer--but most doctors tried to assuage not sow fear. Remember "take two aspirins and call me in the morning"?

Mar 11 13:59

SIRI is recording everything you say, all of your contacts, your in-home devices, and sometimes even your location

Several stories and accusations have been going around about Apple’s Siri and other voice-to-text services, asserting that they are recording what you say and that people actually listen. Now I say “accusations” because many people are questioning the veracity of some of these claims, mainly those from Reddit user FallenMyst.

Mar 11 12:34


A controversial powdered alcohol product called Palcohol, intended to be mixed into drinks, has gained approval from a federal agency. Palcohol first made news last spring when it briefly received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobac

Mar 11 10:25

What’s On Apple Gold Watch?

Watch The Golden Apple starts at $ 10,000.

One version of the new Apple Watch is made of gold, and has a price ranging from $ 10,000 to $ 17,000 depending on configuration.

Despite the high price, not the most expensive device out there. Smartphones luxury, with limited editions of some gadgets, there has long, reaching much higher than the gold Watch prices.

Mar 11 09:21

Advances In Utah Proposal To Allow Executions As An Execution Method

Utah lawmakers approved fusile that those condemned to death when lethal injection fails.
Utah passed a bill that would make it the only state to allow firing squads to carry out the death penalty if there is a shortage of drugs implementation.

The sponsor of the bill, Republican Representative Paul Ray, touted the measure as a more humane form of execution.

Mar 11 09:11

Wikipedia Demand The US Government

Wikipedia says the project would damage the free Internet access.

Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization manages the Wikipedia encyclopedia; today sued the US Government and the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor the “massive” way to supposedly internet access thousands of documents of citizens within and outside the country.

Mar 10 11:55

Repeat Foreclosures Triple Since Crisis

As delinquencies rise to worrisome levels in the now $1 trillion market for auto loans and as the two biggest players in the consumer loan space prepare to merge into a multi-billion dollar ABS machine, January data on foreclosures suggests there may be trouble in the real estate world as well.

Mar 10 10:02

Apple Watch: Nope, not buying it

This is not an aid to living. It is a supercomplication.

Mar 10 09:27

Apple Watch May Be DOA As Cook Admits Battery Life As Low As 3 Hours

The Apple Watch may be pretty... but you are going to need up to 8 of them to make it through a full day. While Tim Cook proclaimed 18 hours of "all-day battery-life" - itself not particularly impressive compared to competing products, hidden deep in Apple Watch's product page is a little admission that battery life (in use) could be as low as 3 hours...

Mar 10 08:17

Apple Watch May Be DOA As Cook Admits Battery Life As Low As 3 Hours

The Apple Watch may be pretty... but you are going to need up to 8 of them to make it through a full day. While Tim Cook proclaimed 18 hours of "all-day battery-life" - itself not particularly impressive compared to competing products, hidden deep in Apple Watch's product page is a little admission that battery life (in use) could be as low as 3 hours...

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Like, "Google Glass" oops!

And who wants to pay hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars for a watch that will have to be "upgraded" every three years? I prefer my solar-powered CASIO which barring accidents should last me the rest of my life.

Mar 09 17:10

American "Nightmare" Shocker: The Real US Homeownership Rate Has Never Been Lower

The transformation of the American Dream, most broadly manifested in popular folklore as the aspiration of the US middle-class to own a home (even if it means agreeing to a 30-year loan with one's friendly neighborhood TBTF bank), into the American Nightmare, in which an entire generation (the Millennials) is locked out of purchasing a home due to over $1 trillion in student loans hanging over every financial decision, an abysmal jobs market (for everyone but college educated "waiters and bartenders" whose hiring is on a tear), and banks' unwillingness to lend money to anyone that can fog a mirror, and forcing millions of Americans to rent instead of buy, has been duly documented here before.

As we showed most recently in October, the officially reported US homeownership rate, after peaking during the first housing/credit bubble, has been plunging in a straight line and is now the lowest since 1994.

Mar 09 12:06

Idiocracy: Food Packaging Should Have Traffic Light Labels?

The main character in the movie Idiocracy goes to the hospital of the future and tries to tell the clerk about his problem. She apathetically scans her finger over a bunch of picture buttons that indicate a medical problem - she doesn't have to think. Imagine if everything was even further reduced from Idiocracy into nothing but basic colors and shapes.

It would almost be like shopping with Big Bird as your guide.

Mar 09 08:24

LAPD further explores “untapped potential” of predictive policing

Computer network displays future crime "hot spots" as "boxes" on realtime "heat map"

Mar 07 10:11

Get away from expensive and toxic plastic bottles

Stop drinking bottled water, stay healthy, save money!

Mar 07 09:48

BPA harms dental enamel in young animals, mimicking human tooth defect

A tooth enamel abnormality in children, molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH), may result from exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), authors of a new study conclude after finding similar damage to the dental enamel of rats that received BPA...

Mar 07 09:12

Apple Will Replace AT & T In The Dow Jones Industrial

The US computer giant Apple will make its entry in the Dow Jones, the star of the New York Stock Exchange which includes 30 companies index, announced Friday administrator of this platform to exchange shares.

Apple replaced from March 19 to telecommunications group AT & T, according to a statement highlights the France Press Agency.

This decision will increase the weight of the technology sector in the index as Apple joins Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Cisco, says the paper.

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Mar 07 08:51

US Government Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Gay Marriage

Currently there are 37 states where performing same-sex marriages are allowed.

The US government on Friday asked the Supreme Court to legalize marriage between people of the same sex in all 50 states, through a letter which states that “there is no adequate justification for such discrimination and abusive exercise of state power.”

In the 46-page document and presented to the High Court, the Department of Justice review the “discriminatory laws” states that “impose specific damages” to homosexual couples, sending the message that they are “second class”.

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Mar 07 08:16

Judge rules NYPD violated demonstrators’ First Amendment rights

Not guilty: Flood Wall Street protesters vindicated by Manhattan court

Mar 07 07:40

New Study: Endocrine Disruptors in These 6 Products Causes Obesity & Lowered IQ

Researchers from New York University (NYU) have published a study showing how endocrine disrupting elements found in common chemicals and pesticides “could be disrupting hormones resulting in health costs of up to €157 billion ($209 billion) across Europe.” Thomas Zoeller, biology professor at the University of Massachusetts (UM), told the press : “I hear often this concept that if there isn’t overt toxicity, you don’t have a problem. The effects of EDCs on the population level are not consistent with overt toxicity like death or cancer. A decrease in IQ is not something that’s visible on the surface, but you are taking away human potential.”

Mar 07 05:02

Wireless Charging: A Surprising New Way To Track You

We don’t normally think of charging our phones as a two-way street.

Plug in your device and you get energy, end of story. The most you’ll pay is a few more dimes on your electricity bill, and that’s if you’re at home.

But in a public space like an airport or cafe where free, wireless charging stations are now being set up by Powermat , the price will be a little bit of your data.

Mar 06 16:20

Western Medicine Under Fire: The Death of Informed Consent

Jefferey Jaxen
Activist Post

A monumental ethical issue is hovering over the entire medical establishment in the United States that threatens its integrity and trust. The human element is being removed from the equation, replaced by computers to give us our options, and legislation to remove our choice. Somewhere in the shuffle, the individual’s informed consent was broken down, lost in the paperwork, and made irrelevant...

Mar 06 13:05

Is Your Smartphone Making You Stupid?

Smartphones have made our lives easier and more efficient. They allow us to call people, find directions, and look up virtually anything we want to know within seconds – with a mere touch of the screen.

But are we too reliant on these devices to do things for us? New research indicates that there is a downside to all of this convenience: we are becoming lazier thinkers.

The study, from researchers at the University of Waterloo and published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that smartphone users who are intuitive thinkers — more prone to relying on gut feelings and instincts when making decisions — frequently use our device’s search engine rather than our own brainpower.

Mar 06 09:01

Popular cigarettes found to contain toxic metals: Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Aluminum

Heavy metals lab test results for American Spirit, Marlboro, Pall Mall, Camel and Winston cigarettes

Mar 06 07:10

Yoghurt Is The Solution For Hypertension

A yogurt could be the great solution for people who suffer from hypertension.
The Center for Food Research and Development (ICAS) is responsible for creating this yogurt.
Scientists at the center have devoted years to create this food to reduce levels of heart rate and blood pressure.
Besides yogurt improves lipid profile blood in people, making your cholesterol levels to decrease.

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Mar 05 23:13

Are Smartphones Becoming a Substitute for Thinking?

Our smartphones are like a wealth of information at the tip of the fingertips. They help us find directions to new restaurants, offer information about the places we want to visit, and can instantly answer any question about whatever inquiry fills the mind. But are we getting lazy and avoiding thinking about things that we might already know?

A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo asked just that same question and conducted three studies with a total of 600 participants. The study categorized the subjects by measuring their cognitive style, ranging from intuitive to analytical, and it also evaluated verbal and numerical skills. The study also analyzed the participants’ device usage habits.

Mar 05 23:04

Flu Vaccines are Useless – The Real Flu Strikes Just Twice Every 10 Years

Many are still hypnotized by all the propaganda on influenza. Over 200 different types of viruses can cause a cold, and only a rare few can cause the flu. According to CDC data, in over the last decade, 86% of all influenza-type illnesses (ILI) were NOT caused by the influenza virus, thus influenza viruses are ONLY active 14% of the time.

The symptoms of influenza infection can be hard to distinguish from those caused by other viruses that trigger the common cold. Chances are that if you’re 30 or over, it may be a cold. That’s the message from research showing that people aged 30 or more can expect just two bouts of flu per decade for the rest of their lives.

Since the two illnesses share some similar symptoms, and both come during “cold and flu season,” the two often run together in people’s minds. We have a vague idea that they are different, but if pressed, have a hard time saying exactly how.

Mar 05 17:44

What Do These Two Charts Have In Common?

Then comes the next and final stage of the cycle, where the US realizes that it’s tipping back into recession, with all the unacceptable things that that implies for the equity bubble, tax revenues and campaign contributions, and shifts gears from tightening to open-the-floodgates loose, hoping to push the dollar back down against the euro, yen and yuan

Mar 05 16:23

Understanding True Credit and False Credit

There are two kinds of credit: that which would be offered in a market economy with sound money and banking (true credit), and that which is made possible only through a system of central banking, artificially low interest rates, and fractional reserves (false credit).

Mar 05 16:18

US Factory Orders Drop For 6th Month In A Row – Worst Since Lehman

Something we have not seen since the great recession in 2008

Mar 05 16:10

Brazilian Farmers Occupy and Cancel Approval Meeting for GMO Trees

300 farmers have taken over the building where Brazil’s GMO regulator CTNBio was meeting Thursday to decide about whether to approve GE eucalyptus trees. The meeting was cancelled.

Also Thursday, 1,000 women took over operations of FuturaGene across Brazil...

Mar 05 14:57

Emails Between Former Police Chief, Taser International Exposed

Free trips around the country taken by a former police chief and paid for by a city vendor. A relationship between Fort Worth’s former police chief and the company it bought body cameras from, Taser International, is now under scrutiny.

Mar 05 14:46

Vaccinated Farmed Fish Have Side Effects

by Catherine J. Frompovich

Be forewarned, please, that this will not be very pleasant reading, especially if readers eat farm-raised fish and, in particular, salmon, a highly-farm-raised fish. “Wild-caught” need not apply.

During my years of research, I’ve come across all sorts of information, studies, and papers relating to animal vaccines, but this one sort of “takes the cake,” in my opinion. Farmed fish are vaccinated because, according to the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NSVS),

"Modern fish farming is highly industrialized and relies heavily upon effective vaccines to minimize losses caused by infectious diseases."

Want to know how to vaccinate a fish?...

Mar 05 12:46

Boeing MH370 disappearance made Illuminati member Jacob Rothschild sole owner of major semi-conductor patent

Patent holders can alter the proceeds legally by passing wealth to their heirs

Mar 05 09:06

Spy agencies used ‘giant vacuum cleaner’ to collect data across Pacific

'Basically a giant vacuum cleaner of information from all of the Pacific Island nations from 2009,' says angered NZ politician

Mar 05 08:27

Why McDonald's Announcement on Chicken Is Important for Everyone's Health

Chicken McNuggets might not be part of your diet, but a new announcement from McDonald's could have an impact on your health.

According to a statement issued Wednesday, the roughly 14,000 farms that supply chicken to U.S. locations of the fast food restaurant have a two-year window to stop the use of antibiotics that are important to human health. Chickens treated with a type of antibiotic not used on humans, ionophores, will continue to be allowed.

Mar 05 07:46

Mcdonald’s Remove Chicken And Milk With Antibiotics And Artificial Hormones In USA

The junk food giant McDonald’s announced Wednesday that removed from their menu chicken raised with antibiotics that are crucial to human health, as fears grow over key drug resistance.

McDonald’s, primarily a hamburger chain also sells several meals of chicken and announced that working with poultry breeders to reduce antibiotic use, accurate Agence France Presse.

The decision will involve changes in the long chain of chicken industrialization favoring widespread use of antibiotics also used in human medicine.

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Mar 05 06:35

Not Science, Just Lies and Propaganda: The Massive Fraud Behind GMOs Exposed

This is not what the GMO industry wanted to see: banner headlines today in major newspapers and across the internet exposing the fraud behind GMOs. But this constitutes much more than a PR nightmare. The story behind the headlines shakes the very foundations upon which the industry is built.

Mar 05 01:47

Shock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production.

Fracking is already a controversial practice on its face; allowing U.S. industries to inject slurries of toxic, potentially carcinogenic compounds deep beneath the planet’s surface — as a means of “see no evil” waste disposal — already sounds ridiculous, dangerous, and stupid anyway without even going into further detail.

Alleged fracking links to the contamination of the public water supply and critical aquifers, as well as ties to earthquake upticks near drilling locations that are otherwise not prone to seismic activity have created uproar in the years since the 2005 “Cheney loophole,” which allowed the industry to circumvent the Safe Drinking Water Act by exempting fracking fluids, thus fast tracking shale fracking as a source of cheap natural gas.

Mar 04 17:17

The Punishment for Ignoring Obamacare Penalty Might Surprise You

Now that April 15th is on the horizon, many taxpayers are bracing themselves for the inevitable penalty that will hit them if they don’t sign up for Obamacare. It’s estimated that at least 3 million households may have to pony up 1% of their income, or $95 per adult, if they don’t have insurance; a number which is poised to expand to 2.5% for the 2016 tax year.

However, for all its bluster and intimidating language, the Affordable Care Act might not have any teeth. Recently, a tax expert writing for Forbes noticed that Obamacare, while far-reaching and burdensome in terms of what it demands from the American people, offers little to no repercussion for anyone who would be tempted to avoid it.

Mar 04 15:28

Lord Rothschild Warns Investors of ‘Most Dangerous Geopolitical Situation Since WWII”

The 78-year-old chairman of RIT Capital Partners, a £2.3bn trust, used the organization’s annual report to caution savers that the focus of the firm would be the preservation of shareholders’ capital and not short term gains.

Mar 04 15:23

The Company That Made #TheDress Once Faced a Child Labor Scandal

The British retailer of the dress that whipped the internet into a frenzy last week—is it blue-and-black, or is it gold-and-white?—has big plans to cash in on its new-found fame. Roman Originals founder Peter Christodoulou told the Washington Post that the dress—which is actually blue-and-black and available online for about $77—will soon be joined by a gold-and-white version. “We have received so many requests for a white-and-gold version,” he said. “It takes about five months to do such a thing, but we’re not going to disappoint our fans. I expect the white-and-gold dress to come out later this year.” The day after the hoopla broke out, Roman Originals told the Boston Globe that worldwide sales were up 560 percent.

Mar 04 15:15

Sustainability on Steroids: Organic Farmer Grosses $100K an Acre

We need GMOs to feed the world like a fish needs dry land. A controversial farmer in California is proving that a veritable bumper crop can be had using new farming methods that don’t require GMO pesticides, herbicides, or even weeding, and require 10 times less water than the average farm. The best part – he earned $100K per acre last season without even harvesting all of his land.

Mar 04 15:05

The truth, according to Google...

Naive? Maybe. After all, cyberspace has its fair share of myths. Now Google may have found a way to clean house, or at least throw the trash in the basement. -- The company is figuring out how to rank websites by the veracity of their content. The more truthful the page, the higher up it would appear in search results.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Google will rely on known partisan debunking websites to decide what is truthful. In other words, if the government doesn't say it is truthful, then Google will hide it from searches.

Mar 04 13:42

Fast Food Nations: Selling out to Junk Food, Illness and Food Insecurity

Colin Todhunter
RINF Alternative News

Western agribusiness, food processing companies and retail concerns are gaining wider entry into India and through various strategic trade deals are looking to gain a more significant footprint within the country. The Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture (KIA) and the ongoing India-EU free trade agreement talks have raised serious concerns about the stranglehold that transnational corporations could have on the agriculture and food sectors, including the subsequent impact on the livelihoods of hundreds of millions. For example, see this on the dismantling of Indian agriculture, this on the KIA and the US neoliberal invasion of India and this on the US-Indo free trade deal.