CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS

Nov 26 23:13

Monster Wells: How Much Water is Used in Fracking?

Waking Times

While the oil and gas industry likes to claim that fracking is not an especially water intensive process, a new report has found that there are more than 250 wells across the country that each require anywhere from 10 to 25 million gallons of water.

Nov 26 23:09

Russia Rejects GMOs – US Approves More

Waking Times

There have been marches, vocal demonstrations, petitions, and laws banning GMOs, but the US is still lagging in the ‘democratic’ freedoms it has promised its people. Russia, on the other hand, has completely banned GMOs, placing a moratorium on their imports for 10 years. The nation rejects GMOs due to numerous dangers, while the US continues to allow Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, and their bullying kind to contrive a cold war on the American people.

Nov 26 23:02

The Shocking Truth About the Meat Industry

Waking Times

There are many reasons to switch to grass-fed beef.1 For example, I’ve discussed the nutritional differences between organic pastured beef2 and that from animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) on many occasions.

Nov 26 19:28

Ferguson social engineering

FERGUSON SOCIAL ENGINEERING HAS BROKEN OUT!

Nov 26 17:43

Terminator series – Revelation of the coming A.I. takeover

I’ll spare you any Arnold impersonations, as The Terminator impersonation is perennially the material of hack comedians.

Nov 26 13:20

Is Walmart the World's Worst Corporation?

That was the question posed last week by Public Eye, a counter-event to the World Economic Forum, as it sought a worthy winner for its "lifetime achievement award." For sure, Walmart - which has already won a Public Eye award in 2005 for labor rights violations in its global supply chain - faces stiff competition in the online poll. Among the other outstanding nominees for the world's worst corporation are Goldman Sachs, Chevron, Dow Chemical and Union Carbide.

Nov 26 08:43

Virtual motion, real consequences

LMU researchers have shown that virtual optical stimuli can lead to aftereffects that significantly alter our perception of self-motion. This finding has implications for safe use of emerging technologies such as virtual-reality headsets...

Nov 26 07:59

New GMO potato avoids USDA regulation

A new potato that's engineered with gene deletion doesn't have to be regulated by USDA.

The USDA’s deregulation of J.R. Simplot’s genetically engineered potatoes recently generated much publicity, but another biotech potato was quietly cleared for commercialization without undergoing that regulatory process.

Nov 25 12:11

Virtual money and user’s identity

Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the transactions really anonymous?...

Nov 24 18:35

U.S. Postal Service ‘mail imaging’ program used for law enforcement, surveillance

The U.S. Postal Service runs a massive dragnet surveillance program of all the mail in the United States; enabling law enforcement to generate profiles of associations and contacts of every American. Two key programs play a role in the surveillance. The first is called “Mail Imaging.” As the name suggests, the program involves taking a digital photograph of every piece of physical mail that crosses through the USPS. The images provide a permanent record of the source and destination addresses posted on all packages and letters in the country. The scope of the program is absolutely huge. The New York Times reported that about 160 billion pieces of mail were scanned in 2012.

Nov 24 13:35

Three things the government doesn’t want you to know about Obamacare

Just when you think that you have heard all that you can possibly hear about what is wrong with the Affordable Care Act

Nov 24 12:58

New bill passed: Did this just happen in the Land of the Free? Yes, it did.

snip: And just last week, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that effectively kicks the scientists out of the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board, and makes room for industry insiders.

What’s curious is that this bill specifically allows for industry representatives to serve on the advisory board even when they have a direct conflict of interest with the board’s advisory activities.

This makes it yet even easier for a handful of big companies to influence public policy and force everyone else to do their bidding.

By themselves, companies would never be able to set policy. But when you put them in bed with government, they can do so at the point of a gun.

Nov 24 08:19

Fail: MPAA makes legal content unfindable in Google

Last week the MPAA launched a brand new website that makes it easier for people to find legal movies and TV-shows online.

Nov 23 15:05

6 Examples That Show Doctors are Puppets for Vaccine Manufacturers

by Sandy Lunoe

Manufacturers hide information from doctors about ingredients and conceal their sinister plans for vaccine production so that doctors will continue to feel comfortable recommending vaccines. Doctors have no possibility whatsoever of knowing the complete composition of vaccines, nor do health authorities – or, in fact, anyone else.

Here are some of the methods manufacturers use to conceal the presence of ingredients in vaccines...

Nov 23 12:20

Rapper Faces Life in Prison for Album Cover

Like countless artists before him, San Diego-based rapper Brandon Duncan's new album features a picture of a gun and bullets on its front cover. However Duncan, who raps under the name Tiny Doo, could be the first artist to go to jail for his choice of album art.

Nov 22 08:15

Citigroup Said to Be Ousted From ECB FX Group for Rigging

The European Central Bank ejected Citigroup Inc. (C) from its foreign-exchange market liaison group after the U.S. bank was fined for rigging the ECB’s own currency benchmark, two people with knowledge of the move said. The ECB removed Citigroup from the panel, which advises the central bank on market trends, after regulators fined the lender $1 billion for rigging currency benchmarks

Nov 22 06:59

Labeling campaign didn't end on Election Day

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The campaign pushing to require labels on genetically engineered foods built an extensive voter-turnout operation leading up to the November election, but their work didn't stop on Election Day.

Using a new state law that makes public the names of voters whose ballots weren't counted, usually because of problems with the signature, labeling proponents aggressively reached out to those they thought might be supporters.

Nov 22 06:07

Target to judge: Banks’ losses in our card breach aren’t our problem

Target’s massive data breach, in which criminals were able to drop malware onto point-of-sale systems and compromise at least 40 million credit and debit cards, is now the subject of a federal lawsuit by banks who issued those cards. And Target is arguing in court today that those claims should be thrown out, Bloomberg reports—because the company claims it had no obligation to protect the banks from damages.

Nov 21 16:05

Report: 81% of GM Crops Approved Without Adequate Safety Studies

What’s a recipe for environmental mayhem and the destruction of human health? The approval of genetically modified organisms by governments worldwide without any scientific safety studies. A new study published by the risk-assessment journal Environment International states that of the GM crops approved for planting and marketing globally, 81% were not studied for possible health and environmental safety risks.

Nov 21 13:21

Alert: Monsanto is trying to crush Maui right now

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Right now, the heart of the ACTUAL American struggle against Monsanto is in Maui.

On Election Day, voters in Maui County passed a local ballot measure blocking Monsanto and Dow from further development of GMOs.

Maui is a very important piece of Monsanto’s empire. Because of the year-round weather, they can run many, many tests on new GMO crop varieties.

So Monsanto and Dow immediately turned around and sued Maui County...

Nov 21 09:59

Support GMO labeling or turn the oil tanker around?

Jon Rapppoport
Activist Post

Face it, America is in a shopping trance. A consumer trance. A buying trance.

So it’s natural that the more “enlightened shoppers” would see labeling GMO foods as a way to create a revolution.

Inside that bubble-trance, labels feel like a revolution...

Nov 21 09:00

Anti-GMO movement’s PR agency represents who??

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Remember this name: The Mellman Group.

In my last several articles, and a number of earlier pieces (complete archive here), I’ve been highly critical of the anti-GMO political movement in America.

Whereas many other nations have chosen to enact full or partial bans on GMO food, in the US we have had…what?...

Nov 21 05:20

FUDGED: White House Pads Obamacare Numbers With Dental Plan Enrollees

The Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, incorrectly adding 380,000 dental subscribers to raise the total above 7 million.

Nov 21 00:40

Obama Will Legalize More Workers Than Jobs Created

President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty will quickly add as many foreign workers to the nation’s legal labor force as the total number of new jobs created by his economy since 2009.

Nov 20 22:01

More Evidence That Cannabis Treats Brain Cancer

Waking Times

Cannabis has already been proven to treat cancer anecdotally in many people – some with leukemia, others with lymphoma. But what’s gaining the most spotlight is how cannabis is able to eradicate brain cancer. In a recent study, researchers at the University of London have found that cannabis helps to ‘dramatically reduce’ the growth of new brain cancer cells.

Nov 20 16:14

Obama’s Plan for a Backdoor Internet Tax

It’s very possible, said FCC commissioner Mike O’Reilly at a conference sponsored by the Free State Foundation in Washington on Friday. The tax, which could total over $7 per month on the typical American’s broadband bill, would be imposed as a consequence of regulating the internet via “net neutrality” rules that President Obama has urged the FCC to adopt.

Nov 20 12:57

Saving the Titanic with a bailing bucket

You might feel like the economic problems of 2008 have passed, but at that time the US was experiencing only the tremors of a great and certainly forthcoming giant economic collapse. Since then, Americans have been told that all is under control, while living in an economic depression the likes of which have not been seen for over 70 years.

Nov 20 08:20

Which is cheaper - the most exclusive champagne in the world or replacement ink for a home printer?

Those struggling to pay for inkjet cartridges could find it cheaper to ditch the printer and sip the best champagne in the world instead.

A £650 bottle of Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000 is decadent, but compared with the cost of essential replacement ink for a home printer it looks cheap – at about 90p a millilitre for the 750ml bottle.

In contrast, the ink in a best-selling 6.5ml HP 300 Tri-colour ink cartridge – priced at £15 on the high street – comes to £2.30 a millilitre. If the champagne bottle was emptied and filled with cartridge ink it would cost £1,725.

Nov 20 08:04

Who is Gary Hirshberg, and why is he bankrolling a losing anti-GMO campaign?

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

“Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently announced that Russia will no longer import GMO products, stating that the nation has enough space, and enough resources to produce organic food. ‘If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat them. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.’” (Collective Evolution, April 15, 2014, “It’s Official—Russia completely bans GMOs.”)

Gary Hirshberg is the CEO of Stonyfield Organics. “Love me. Hold me. Spoon me.” Yogurt, smoothies, milk, butter.

He is a founding partner of the Just Label It group. You know, “consumers have a right to know what’s in their food yada yada yada…”

That was the exclusive mantra of the losing GMO-labeling campaigns in California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado.

Of all the leaders in the labeling movement, Hirshberg is the most overtly political. Let’s look at his strange track record...

Nov 19 16:57

9 Simple Foods to Naturally Change Your Health

For years, scientists believed aging was a foregone conclusion and out of our control. Recent research, however, indicates that we have more authority over the aging process than previously realized. In fact, aging has more to do with the stress and function of our cells than it does with the number of candles on our birthday cake. The best way to protect cells from aging involves regular consumption of potent antioxidants, many of which are freely available in plant-based foods.

Nov 19 16:20

STUDY: Banking culture breeds dishonesty

A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study.

Nov 19 16:08

Rich hoard cash as their wealth reaches record high

The amount of individuals that hold more than $30 million in assets has climbed to a new record in 2014, according to a global survey on Wednesday, which also warned that a lack of diversification meant that this wealth is not protected from shocks to the financial system.

Nov 19 15:31

Taxpayers billed $358,490.90 for president to attend chef’s wedding

Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained records from the United States Air Force revealing the flight cost for President Obama’s Labor Day 2014 weekend trips for fundraising, personal business, and politicking came to a total of $1,539,402.10 in taxpayer-paid transportation expenses. The documents regarding the transportation expenses came in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed on September 2, 2014.

Nov 19 15:24

People Today Need To Obtain The Security Of A Firearm BEFORE Times Get Tough

Some believe that we will very likely experience a ‘Greater Depression’ and a devastating breakdown of our civilized social fabric – leading to extremely difficult and possibly very dangerous violent times. -- When this time comes, you will discover (if you don’t already know) that your own security will become up front and personal.

Nov 19 14:32

Gun sales surge ahead of jury’s Ferguson decision

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

Nov 19 11:38

NYC: Woman drops dead in salon, bleeding from eyes and mouth

WOMAN WHO TRAVELED FROM WEST-AFRICA FALLS OUT IN BEAUTY SALON

Nov 19 11:36

G20 and BRICS Great Schism

Global trade relationships and agreements are moving in very different directions.

Nov 19 11:01

‘Outrageous’: Ferguson organizers say State of Emergency violates laws, thwarts civil liberties

GOVERNOR’S DECLARATION ‘ONLY THREATENS TO STIR UP TENSIONS AND DENIGRATE THE PEACEFUL EFFORTS OF COUNTLESS NON-VIOLENT ACTIVISTS’

Nov 19 10:54

Mainstream media finally exposes secretive vaccine court

snip: The very existence of the vaccine court, which the AP admits was created to shield vaccine companies from liability and jury verdicts, proves that vaccines injure and kill children. The AP even uses the phrase "vaccine-injured Americans" to describe those for whom the court exists. And yet the basic premise is still that vaccines are safe and necessary, and thus the system operates in defense of this, at the expense of public health.

Nov 19 07:55

Ben & Jerry's co-founder says GMO labeling costs food companies 'essentially nothing'

(NaturalNews) The recent defeat of a proposed GMO labeling bill in Colorado, and the possible defeat of one in Oregon -- as of this writing, the Yes on 92 campaign to label GMOs in Oregon is roughly 5,000 votes away from a win (more on that here) -- hinged on the oft-repeated lie that mandatory labeling would increase food costs. But a major food producer says this isn't the case, and that labeling costs "essentially nothing."

Nov 19 07:08

Violent TV May Make Children More Susceptible to Advertising Messages: Study

Jim Dayton
Activist Post

A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism researcher has found that children who watch television shows with action or violence are more susceptible to messages in the advertisements shown during the programs.

Eunji Cho, a graduate student in UW-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, says the excitement of a violent show causes children to be focused and attentive, an effect that carries over to commercial breaks...

Nov 18 22:24

OOPS: 3 Billion Gallons of Fracking Wastewater 'Accidentally' Pumped into California Aquifers

Quick question: What in the hell is going on in California?

First, the state experiences an historic drought.

Then, new legislation was passed just a few months ago which aims to control and regulate the use of groundwater on a never-before-seen level on one's privately-owned land. These laws will even create agencies that basically serve as "water police." Private wells will have to be registered and metered, and landowners who fail to comply will have their wells forcibly shut down by the government.

Nov 18 19:08

Facebook broadens gun ban to include safety features like vaults, safes

Facebook’s ban on gun ads has been extended to include efforts to keep arms safe and out of the hands of children, such as trigger locks and safes.

Nov 18 16:45

GMO-Loaded Food Corp Targets Natural Foods for Being ‘Unfair Competition’

Perhaps you’ve heard of Unilever? The company sells products under 1,000 brands, including Hellmann’s mayonnaise Suave, Klondike, and TRESemmé. In addition to donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to shut down GMO labeling, the mega-corp has also decided to file a lawsuit against an upstart vegan mayonnaise-making company, claiming “false advertising and unfair competition.”

Nov 18 16:36

STUDY: American personal freedom now ranks below 20 other countries

Americans’ assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure.

Nov 18 10:24

Mortgage Movies Invitation to Debra Jones Sovereignty Classes: Wake Up, Sheeple!


18 November 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Welcome Debra Jones Sovereignty Classes: Wake Up, Sheeple!
My first taste of sovereignty arguments came in this landmark video with 50,000+ hits where I saw a Judge literally run from the bench. The State eventually backed away from the underlying case.


I'll be running video at the Seattle area seminar in Yelm, Washington November 29 - December 5, 2014. More details and registration are here:
http://www.protrustacademy.com/#

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Nov 18 06:29

Judge: Obama’s Executive Amnesty Would Be “Playing With Constitutional Fire”

Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano has called Obama’s planned Executive amnesty “illegal,” while Senator Rand Paul has stated that a lawsuit may be the only way to stop it.

Nov 18 05:18

The medical shadow government

Over the last 50 years, tireless researchers have uncovered and revealed the existence of various elites that control governments and populations: Banks, super-banks, the military-industrial complex, intelligence agencies, psyop propagandists, Wall Street, and so forth and so on.

Nov 17 18:22

Partners in crime : Health Care Law Recasts Insurers As Obama Allies

As Americans shop in the health insurance marketplace for a second year, President Obama is depending more than ever on the insurance companies that five years ago he accused of padding profits and canceling coverage for the sick.

Nov 17 16:49

Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (VIDEO)

Mentioned by listener : Dole Food Company wages a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company.

Nov 17 16:04

The Dirty Side of Soap: Triclosan Antimicrobial Causes Liver Fibrosis and Cancer in Mice

Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Despite its widespread use, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the chemical. The study, published Nov. 17 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that triclosan causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through molecular mechanisms that are also relevant in humans...

Nov 17 13:56

Central Banks Are Not Innocent Bystanders

Fed has too much influence over economy -- In a recent paper cited last month in The Economist, a trio of economists ran a kitchen sink’s worth of correlations on investment numbers.

Nov 17 11:17

Bad cop still working — investigated 29 times, suspended 7 times, arrested 4 times, more charges pending, says report

Officer Richard A. Rizzo is still working on the local police force despite his rap sheet which includes, 29 investigations, 7 suspensions and 4 arrests “by his own department”

Nov 17 08:31

Hilary Mantel: Coalition government more brutal to poor and immigrants than Thomas Cromwell was

Hilary Mantel has claimed that the Coalition’s policies towards the poor and immigrants are more brutal than the measures introduced by Thomas Cromwell, during an interview in which she attacked a “mood of harshness” which has taken hold in Britain.

Cromwell To Ebenezer Pratt of the Mulheim Synagogue in Amsterdam, 16th June 1647:

— “In return for financial support will advocate admission of Jews to England: This however impossible while Charles living. Charles cannot be executed without trial, adequate grounds for which do not at present exist. Therefore advise that Charles be assassinated, but will have nothing to do with arrangements for procuring an assassin, though willing to help in his escape.” —

To Oliver Cromwell From Ebenezer Pratt, 12th July 1647:

Nov 17 03:23

Milk Does Not Do A Body Good – Massive New Study Says

Waking Times

Milk seems to be making its way through various stages of truth, especially within the past couple of years. Like many other examples, what we once thought to be healthy for us to consume is turning out to be the exact opposite.

Nov 16 13:28

Germany and Bulgaria Confirm Strong Opposition to GM Crops

Germany’s Farm Minister Christian Schmidt and Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov both confirmed their countries’ strong opposition to GM crops on Friday.

“Bulgaria’s position on that matter remains unchanged – Bulgaria does not support allowing GM crops to be sold on the market and produced on the territory of the EU,” said new Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, speaking at Friday’s parliamentary control session when asked to comment on Bulgaria’s stance on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the EU and the USA, FOCUS News Agency reported...

Nov 16 11:12

Scientific basis for GMO crops is false

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Unpredictable effects. Unknown outcomes. Potential health consequences. Uncertain gene technology.

These aren’t phrases biotech giants like to hear.

They prefer:

“One gene produces one protein.”

“Each gene has a specific function.”

This is the basis for the modern biotech industry, and it applies most definitely to GMO crops.

And it is false...

Nov 16 09:55

Vaccine-Injured Child Kidnapped from Family by Child Protective Services

by Augustina Ursino

Vaccine injury and medical kidnapping stories are becoming commonplace. They are often connected. One mother never thought for a second that vaccinating her child would tear her family apart.

Rebekah McClain wants parents to learn what her family is almost unbelievably dealing with because they chose to vaccinate. No child deserves to suffer through this pain. This is her true story...

Nov 15 14:18

NRA warns of Obama-fueled ‘end-run around Congress’ on gun rights

The National Rifle Association issued a stark warning that a U.N. Arms Trade treaty set to take effect on Christmas Eve could lead to a U.S. crackdown on Second Amendment rights — not via a Senate ratification, but rather an “end-run around Congress,” a spokesperson said.

Nov 15 14:17

NRA warns of Obama-fueled ‘end-run around Congress’ on gun rights

The National Rifle Association issued a stark warning that a U.N. Arms Trade treaty set to take effect on Christmas Eve could lead to a U.S. crackdown on Second Amendment rights — not via a Senate ratification, but rather an “end-run around Congress,” a spokesperson said.

Nov 15 08:22

13 Chemicals Used In U.S. Food Products That Are Banned In Other Countries

by Alanna Ketler

There are countless chemicals in use all over the world today, many of which have been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses. Once the chemical is linked to these illnesses the excuse is often that they just didn’t know that the long-term effects of these chemicals would cause such disorders. Kind of like smoking, they just didn’t know that smoking would lead to cancer back then, but now they do because they are seeing it first hand. Even after it was proven that smoking caused cancer, however, it took a long time to fully let the public know. When there is money to be lost the truth often becomes very shady...

Nov 15 07:58

Monsanto sues Hawaii county over GMO ban

Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii’s Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.

Monsanto Co. and a Dow Chemical Co. unit filed the lawsuit in federal court in Honolulu on Thursday. The agricultural giants are calling on a judge to block the law and to invalidate the voter-approved measure.

Nov 15 05:50

Verizon settles charges that it never gave “free TVs” to FiOS customers

Verizon has agreed to pay $1.375 million to Maryland customers to settle charges that it misled them about the price of its FiOS fiber-to-the-home service and failed to deliver promised promotional items including free televisions, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced Wednesday.

Nov 14 02:33

Former WA Senator and Guv Candidate Dino Rossi Caught Lying on Video: "I Didn't Make any Money on Foreclosures!"


Note: Michelle Darnell had no part in the impetus or production of this video and does not approve of this message. I am my own man and I will say what I need to say, when I need to say it. And if anyone has an issue with this they can come to me directly.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mortgage Movies Catches Former WA Senator Dino Rossi in a Bald-Faced Lie: "I Didn't Make Money off of Foreclosures."

Dino Rossi is basically Mr. Real Estate in Washington. He's also a figurative unofficial head of the Republican Party in many ways. He is also a liar. Moreover, I wouldn't be surprised if he took banking industry money when he was a Senator in the same or similar fashion as his Democratic buddy Steve Hobbs. I'll get to him later but for now take a look at this Mortgage Movies Journal Entry.

Nov 13 12:39

Never Satisfied? Why They Bank on Your Unhappiness As a Key to Economic Growth

So, there's a window into the real world – why things never get better in the news, why things are constantly upgraded and "improved," and why you never seem to be "good enough" next to the mirror of society.

What ultimately drives consumer confidence, the stock market and the growth of the economy?

Better middle class jobs, disposable income and a general sense of happiness, or something close to that, no?

Think again.

This poignant video explains the real factors behind economic bliss – and why happiness in the system is diametrically opposed to your happiness...

Nov 13 10:51

Americans Want More Privacy from Companies and Government: Poll

Mark Jaycox
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Pew released a report today detailing the extensive privacy concerns of Americans. The report, which surveyed a nationally representative sample, highlighted their skepticism towards both corporate and government data collection, Americans' enthusiasm for privacy, and Americans' need for more privacy protective tools...

Nov 13 08:01

CDC documents influenza outbreak among population that was 99% vaccinated with flu shots

NaturalNews) If flu shots are really as effective as the U.S. government claims they are, then why did nearly a quarter of the Navy crewmen aboard the U.S.S. Ardent earlier this year contract the flu, even though 99 percent of them had been previously vaccinated with flu shots?

Nov 12 09:47

4 Great Reasons To Filter Fluoride Out Of Your Drinking Water

by Arjun Walia

Fluoride has been added to drinking water supplies all over the world for decades, but that’s all changing as several countries and communities around the world have completely removed and banned the practice of water fluoridation...

Nov 12 05:43

Second Video Emerges of Obamacare Architect Calling Americans “Stupid”

Despite telling MSNBC that his comments were “off the cuff,” a second video has emerged of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber saying the law was passed because Americans were “too stupid” to understand it.

Nov 12 05:01

Obama Wants to Now Fully Regulate the Internet as a Public Utility

Believe it or not, Obama wants to fully regulate the internet – EVERYTHING right down to content!. Yes you read it correctly. He wants to create the effective Department of the Internet under the FCC. On Monday, Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that regulates TV and Radio, to reclassify the Internet as a public utility.

Nov 11 19:42

Rumsfeld & Monsanto Team Up to Bring You Neuro-Toxic Aspartame & Splenda

Waking Times

As we get closer to the holidays, many people look for ways to cut back on sugar and other indulgences so that when the New Year rolls around, they won’t have to work so hard to lose those extra pounds. While it is a good idea to avoid sugar altogether, using the artificial sweeteners Splenda or Aspartame might be even worse. There are numerous reasons you should avoid the stuff in little yellow packages (or pink, or blue). Here is why.

Nov 11 16:45

‘See Something, Say Something’ Promotional Items Handed Out at NFL Games

The Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign is giving out free promotional mouse pads at NFL games that urge attendees to watch their fellow Americans for “unusual behavior.”

Nov 11 16:05

California gun dealers sue firearms bureau over window advertising citation

Four California gun dealers sued the government in federal court on Monday for alleged First Amendment rights violations, the Calguns Foundation announced.

Nov 11 16:00

End of Organic? Report Says GMO Crop Contamination Cannot Be Stopped

With each passing year, an increasing number of states are attempting to adopt GMO labeling laws amid the federal government’s resistance to allow you to know what’s in your food. With each victory, or even loss, we get stronger — and closer to making GMO labeling a reality. The sad reality, however, is that many experts say GMO labeling will not suffice in the overall fight against biotech due to the fact that GMO crops can easily contaminate nearby farms.

Nov 11 15:51

Device Prevents Cars From Starting If Loans Aren’t Paid

Passtime is affixed to a car and prevents it from starting if the owner doesn’t make loan payments on time. It’s targeted toward people with no credit history or poor credit scores.

Nov 11 15:35

Firings have begun at Veterans Affairs

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald said Tuesday that firing processes have begun for employees flagged for disciplinary action in the wake of recent issues with the department that have seen veterans shuttled to secret waiting lists, among other things.

Nov 11 13:54

POLICE CHIEF BACKS FACEBOOK PAGE COMPARING POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ACTIVISTS TO ISIS TERRORISTS

It almost sounds too ridiculous to be true, but a recent tip given to Counter Current News by activists in Sandusky, Ohio has checked out. Police accountability activists in Sandusky have been hard at work shedding light on Erie County police officers who have a generally totalitarian approach to protesters.

Nov 11 13:54

European Parliament Strengthens Countries’ Rights to Say No to GMO

The European Parliament’s environment committee today voted on a proposal for a new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms in the EU. The vote by MEPs strengthens the grounds on which member states or regions could opt-out from GMO authorisations under the proposed new system...

Nov 11 13:11

Would You Accept a 2-Sixpack Possession Limit For Alcohol?

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Marijuana legalization activists used to be viewed as rebels. Now, because of its apparently inevitable legalization, the topic is sort of boring. And that's mostly a good thing, but some people who support legalization seem to be missing the point.

Since the comparison "safer than alcohol" convinced many of you fence-sitters to support cannabis legalization, I ask you: would you support limits on how much alcohol a person could possess?...

Nov 11 07:24

Depopulation vaccine in Kenya and beyond

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

You have to understand that every promoted so-called “pandemic” is an extended sales pitch for vaccines.

And not just a vaccine against the “killer germ” of the moment. We’re talking about a psyop to condition the population to vaccines in general...

Nov 10 19:21

Rap Sheets, Watchlists and Spy Networks Now Available With Single Click

The breakthrough in inter-connectivity is expected to close information gaps that, among other things, have contributed to the rise in homegrown terrorism and school shootings.

Nov 10 18:15

Truth About Net Neutrality - Stefan Molyneux

Because government regulates, big business must get involved in regulatory capture and bribe the government. A nasty vicious circle where consumers ALWAYS loses regardless of whether big government or big business wins.

Nov 10 17:32

Banks Rig Gold and Silver Prices? Never !!

Last week saw a very robust week for Chinese demand despite talk of weak demand and low premiums in China. For the week ending October 31, there were withdrawals of 47.5 tonnes for the week. This means that the world’s largest gold buyer continues to be headed for annual gold demand of some 2,000 tonnes.

Nov 10 17:17

California launches student loan program for illegals

Students in the country illegally can now receive extra financial aid through California’s public universities under a new loan program recently approved by the state legislature that circumvents federal regulations prohibiting non-U.S. residents from obtaining federally funded student loans.

Nov 10 16:48

Obamacrash : Officials work on health site contingency plans as enrollment nears

In just a few weeks, millions of people will be heading to the federal site HealthCare.gov to shop for medical insurance when a new open-enrollment period begins. -- Behind the scenes, however, federal health officials and government contractors are scrambling, according to confidential documents and federal and outside experts familiar with this work. They have been making contingency plans in case the information technology or other aspects prove less sturdy than the administration predicts. And some preparations are coming down to the wire.

Nov 10 15:50

FBI Report Confirms Crime Fell While Gun Purchases Soared in 2013

As gun sales soared in 2013–with the number of background checks for gun sales breaking records–the FBI reports that violent crime fell sharply below 2012 figures, and property crime rates fell sharply too.

Nov 10 14:55

What Gardasil Did to Me: Pacemaker at Age 21

What Gardasil did to me: POTS and a Pacemaker

When I was 20 years old, I was working as a certified pharmacy technician. I was very healthy, athletic and active. I looked forward to my future.

My first symptoms were fatigue, dizziness, and chest pains. One month after the first dose, I was transported to the local emergency room...

Nov 10 07:36

Don't Replace Facebook, Disrupt It

by Tony Cartalucci

Facebook is a problem. It is undoubtedly being used by special interests to manipulate and monitor entire populations both within the United States and well beyond. It represents a tool that in no way serves the people actually using it, and instead allows special interests to use the users. It is a dream global panopticon for the abusive dictators that run Western society and presume dominion over what they call an "international order."

But in order to counter this threat, Facebook cannot simply be "replaced." It specifically, and what it represents, must be disrupted entirely...

Nov 09 07:58

Stryker to pay more than $1B for recalled hip devices

Kalamazoo-based Stryker Corp. agreed to pay more than $1 billion to resolve lawsuits over thousands of hip implants recalled in 2012 after patients complained of pain, swelling and metal debris from the devices.

Stryker will pay a base amount of $300,000 per case to patients who had the devices surgically removed, Kim Catullo, one of the company's lawyers, told a New Jersey judge. The device maker faces more than 4,000 suits consolidated in New Jersey state court and federal court in Minnesota.

Nov 09 06:40

Verizon contacted me on Twitter and asked for my billing password

On Verizon Wireless’ website, the company advises customers to “[n]ever give your passwords to anyone over the phone, include them in e-mail messages, [or] give them to anyone.” This is good security advice that experts would agree with. Yet Verizon itself is seeking out customers on Twitter and asking for their billing passwords over the social network’s direct messages platform.

This, obviously, isn’t the best security practice. Security experts who spoke to Ars disagreed on just how dangerous it is but agreed that Verizon should find a better way to verify the identities of customers.

Nov 09 01:48

Federal sites leaked the locations of people seeking AIDS services for years

Two federal government Web sites that help people find AIDS-related medical services have begun routinely encrypting user data after years in which they let sensitive information — including the real-world locations of site visitors – onto the Internet unprotected.

Nov 08 15:16

How the Government Controls the Drug Trade

While governments across the world, including the United States, spend countless dollars on the war on drugs, their true intentions are not as it seems. -- Whether it be Marijuana or Heroin, rogue elements in the federal government have assured that the drug trade will continue to grow. -- Despite occupying the nation of Afghanistan for more than a decade, the U.S. government’s presence in the region has only helped Opium production reach record levels.

Nov 08 04:37

US Consumer Borrowing up $15.9 Billion (praises more Americans taking on debt)

The Federal Reserve says overall borrowing rose $15.9 billion following a $14 billion gain in August and a $22.8 billion July increase. The gains have pushed total consumer debt to a record level of $3.27 trillion.

Nov 08 04:31

US Treasury Pressures Overseas Banks with ‘Financial Imperialism’ Over Tax Evaders

Overseas banks are being ordered to collaborate with the US Treasury to help identity which of their customers might owe the government taxes – a move that some equate to a form of “financial imperialism.”

Nov 07 16:00

New Amazon Device Uses Voice Recognition to Track Users in Their Homes

Given Amazon’s close relationship with both the NSA and CIA, the company will be hard pressed to convince civil liberties advocates of Echo’s caring nature, whether programmed or learned.

Nov 07 12:28

How your planet’s control structure really works

Forget all about whatever you were told in school about how the world works. Stay with me as I lay out a better schema, that more accurately reflects the way the world is run

Nov 07 07:46

Man who owns a smart TV says he’s ‘afraid’ of using it after reading its privacy policy

“The only problem is that I’m now afraid to use it. You would be too — if you read through the 46-page privacy policy,” Price wrote. “The amount of data this thing collects is staggering. It logs where, when, how, and for how long you use the TV. It sets tracking cookies and beacons designed to detect ‘when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message.’ It records ‘the apps you use, the websites you visit, and how you interact with content.’ It ignores ‘do-not-track’ requests as a considered matter of policy.”

Nov 07 07:35

Nonprofits Sue FDA Claiming Agency Hasn’t Proven Safety of Animal Growth Drug

A trio of food safety and environmental advocacy groups Thursday filed suit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, saying the agency has not sufficiently proven that ractopamine, a drug fed to pigs, cattle and turkey, is safe for animals, humans who eat them, or the environment.

Ractopamine, a beta-agonist, increases the rate at which animals convert feed to muscle by mimicking the body’s stress hormones. It is typically fed to livestock in the weeks before slaughter to promote weight gain...

Nov 07 05:39

Colorado communities override state law limiting public broadband

Colorado is one of 20 US states that impose limits on cities and towns seeking to build their own broadband networks. The Colorado restriction is less severe than ones in many other states, though. To offer Internet service, a city or town just has to pass a ballot question.

Nov 07 02:57

German Bank Charging NEGATIVE Interest to its Customers

On November 1st, the first European bank has passed along these negative interest rates to its retail customers. -- So if you maintain a balance of more than 500,000 euros at Deutsche Skatbank of Germany, you now have the privilege of paying 0.25% per year… to the bank.

Nov 06 15:27

Former NSA Lawyer Says Reason Blackberry Failed Was 'Too Much Encryption'

Warns Google/Apple Not To Make Same Mistake

, the idea that this was the reason for the company's downfall is ludicrous.

Nov 06 15:18

Home Depot Says 53 Million E-Mail Addresses Were Taken in Breach

Home Depot Inc. (HD), which suffered a data breach between April and September, said 53 million e-mail addresses were taken by hackers during the attack, in addition to the 56 million payment cards that were previously disclosed.

Nov 06 13:04

Study Admits Why You Are Disoriented Long After Surgery

University of Toronto researchers discover why anesthetics cause prolonged memory loss

If you ever suspected that things weren't quite right after going under anesthesia - you were right!

Now, one anesthesiologist wants the world to know that anesthetics are nothing to take lightly. And they don't make a person go to sleep - they induce a pharmacological coma.

Nov 06 12:14

How Monsanto Keeps Halting GMO Labeling Despite Over 96% Approval

From the New York Times to Reuters and the Washington Post, all of the major publications agree: the general public is in full support of GMO labeling initiatives. Quite simply, they want to know what they’re giving to both themselves and their family. Time and time again, we see poll results demonstrating that more than 90% of the US population is in favor of GMO labeling. Yet time and time again, we see GMO labeling initiatives shot down across the country.

Nov 06 12:12

Your Daily Purchases: The Most Important GMO Vote

by Jefferey Jaxen

We have taken a short time out to play by their rules by voting for GMO labeling in Colorado and Oregon, now it is time to continue dismantling GMO from all angles...

Nov 06 04:45

How Monsanto Keeps Halting GMO Labeling Despite Over 96% Approval

From the New York Times to Reuters and the Washington Post, all of the major publications agree: the general public is in full support of GMO labeling initiatives. Quite simply, they want to know what they’re giving to both themselves and their family. Time and time again, we see poll results demonstrating that more than 90% of the US population is in favor of GMO labeling. Yet time and time again, we see GMO labeling initiatives shot down across the country.

Nov 05 08:19

John Oliver on Misleading Labeling of Food Products

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Embedding was disabled for this video so you should watch it at youtube. And since the food labels have scrolled off the bottom of the show's facebook page, here is a copy you can download!

Oct 29 11:47

Definition of Medical Billing Fraud

Medical billing fraud is a big problem in the United States. It costs the American health care industry billions of dollars each year. The trickle-down effect is the insurer passing down the higher costs to the insured through elevated premiums and deductibles. This type of fraud, like many others, can be difficult to prove

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Fraud has become the standard mode of business in the United States!

Oct 29 11:45

Always (Always!) Double-Check Your Medical Bills

This past November, my wife had to see a doctor at our local Urgent Care. Unfortunately, when the bill showed up the claim had been denied. The reason? Out of network. The problem? It wasn’t out of network! It’s supposed to be a $20 co-pay with the rest going to insurance. So… I called the Urgent Care billing office on December 15th. They confirmed that it should’ve been covered, and promised to re-submit the claim. Fast forward to this week…

We just got another bill from Urgent Care. Same deal — they want the full balance. This time, however, it seems that our insurance company decided to split the difference and apply it to our deductible instead of flat-out denying the claim, or paying it like they’re supposed to. When I called the Urgent Care billing office, they weren’t sure what went wrong, but promised to re-file the claim. Again.

Oct 23 16:12

SCAM ALERT - 909-271-8377- Did this number call you? If yes, leave your comment/complaint below

BEWARE! Shawn Temple, an 'agent' with the US Treasury Dept of Legal Affairs called stating that there was a warrant out for my arrest. When pressed for details he hung up. He left a message on my business phone as well as called back the next day and harassed my Office Manager threatening immediate legal action. Foreign accent, pitiful, uninformed attempt.

Sep 26 11:21

wehatevonage.com

:My company has contracted vonage as our VOIP provider. Since this happened I have had nothing but problems. Often when I am speaking with anyone internal or external, it constantly, and I mean constantly goes blank during the conversation. So we can talk for a minute, it blanks out, and then comes back while me and the other party are saying "are you there". Its not a good way to conduct business and affects my ability to work with customers. I also constantly have problems calling international. If I'm not getting a fast busy, it is totally dead air and never completes the call. I also have this weird recording that comes on when I try to make a domestic call that says "we are calling your party, please stand by"...and about 60% of the time it comes back on and says "we could not reach your party, please call again later". UGH! I then have to pick up my cell phone and make the call which goes right thru.

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We have two Vonage lines here on Oahu, one of which my wife is heavily dependent on. Starting a couple weeks back, she started seeing a problem where calls would not go through. Today the problem was sop bad she had to try every single call two or three times. So I chatted with Vonage customer support, and spent almost an hour going through all the dog-and-pony tricks of resetting the local Vonage modem, unplugging this, cross connecting that, yadda yadda yadda even though it was clear that we had no trouble reaching Vonage, but Vonage was having trouble completing the calls. Finally I demanded to chat with a supervisor who admitted that there is a known issue with a new feature Vonage added some weeks back, "Comfort Calling", which has some voice messages to lull you into a daze during the very long time it takes for calls to get through the Vonage system. So why doesn't the customer service person in the chat START with that known issue instead of implying this is all somehow our fault? The supervisor downloaded a patch to our Vonage modem and now we can't make ANY outgoing calls. None. Zip. Nada. They promise they will fix it "soon."

Isn't life under fascism grand?

Sep 15 11:42

Our Nation Depends on Restoring Product Liability

Sadly, we have seen a trend in recent decades for the government to protect corporations against the people, rather than protecting the people against corporations. Along with computers, other industries we are dependent on are being protected against product liability lawsuits, such as vaccine manufacturers, and other biotech corporations. This is a practice typically seen under fascist governments, and it never ends well.

The computers don't last. The software will not install. The aqueducts are leaking. The roads are cracking.

Rome is falling.

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Sep 09 09:41

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

Daniel Levy, a Web developer living in the Puna District of Hawaii, lived through a 12-day blackout after a rather vicious hurricane earlier this summer. Many residents in his community were stuck powerless until the local utility company restored the grid, while some subsisted on solar energy. It was after that, Levy said, that he sought a solution and came upon GoTenna.

The gadget -- a small Bluetooth-enabled rod packed to the brim with modern radio innards -- lets you create your own private, secure communication network for sending messages without cell service using your smartphone. Though marketed toward outdoors and emergency situations like hiking and disaster relief, GoTenna is getting a boost from the cryptography community. Levy, whose neighborhood gets little to zero reliable cell service, happens to represent both. He's among the more than 25 percent of GoTenna preorder customers who paid for the product with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

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IF this works as advertized, it sounds like a very cool gizmo!!

Aug 28 07:02

Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data

A significant number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder suffer a loss of previously-acquired skills, suggesting neurodegeneration or a type of progressive encephalopathy with an etiological basis occurring after birth. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectof the age at which children got their first Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine on autism incidence. This is a reanalysis of the data set, obtained from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), used for the Destefano et al. 2004 publication on the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism diagnoses.

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This is the report by Brian Hooker which Translational Neurodegeneration has removed from their servers after the whistle was blown regarding the CDC's cover-up of the link between vaccines and autism.

Aug 17 08:29

Arab Israelis fired from jobs for criticizing Gaza offensive on Facebook - NGO

Arab Israelis are being sacked from their jobs for criticizing their country’s actions in Gaza on Facebook. There is no exact number, but it is thought that dozens have been affected, according to to a local NGO.

The New Israel Fund made the claim after Palestinian workers came to them after requesting assistance after they had been fired for posting negative comments about Israel’s offensive in Gaza, the i100 news website reports.

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More proof that Israelis do not respect freedom of speech.

Jun 30 09:27

Attorney General Eric Holder Paid No Attention to Bank Fraud: “Wall Street Wasn’t Even On His Radar”

Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy.

But prosecuting fraud was never on Holder’s radar.

In reality, Holder laid the groundwork for the “too big to jail” approach in 1999.

And Holder and his head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division were partners at a law firm which used to represent the big banks, Fannie and Freddie, and which wrote the legal opinion which allowed the creation of the cancerous MERS scam … which was at the heart of the foreclosure crisis.

Indeed, Wall Street was Holder’s priority … specifically, protecting Wall Street criminals and prosecuting whistleblowers.

Jun 28 09:35

Baby bust: US fertility rates hit all-time lows

The Great Recession has more women, especially Latinas, postponing childbirth?

The impact of the U.S. recession will reverberate for generations to come as women — both Anglos and Hispanics — continue to postpone having children.

For the second year in a row, deaths of non-Hispanic whites outnumbered births from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, according to population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

“These are the only two years in U.S. history when more non-Hispanic whites died than were born,” said Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute. Births have been fewer for some time, “but the decline since the onset of the Great Recession has been precipitous.”

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I really feel for these women, but I cannot blame them one bit for postponing their pregnancies; but there is a finite limit for gals in terms of time as to how long they can postpone their pregnancies, and still deliver a healthy baby.

I hope they are in contact with their health care professionals (if they have them) about how long they can reasonably postpone having kids, if they do want to have a family.

Jun 25 09:19

Illinois Bans Cosmetics Containing Microbeads

Illinois has become the first American state to ban cosmetics containing microplastics. The move has been taken in response to growing concern over the marine damage caused by plastic waste, which a report published recently by the U.N. Environment Programme puts at $13 billion or more annually.

Among the products that will be removed from Illinois shelves are several brands of exfoliating face wash. While natural versions of this popular product use the likes of oatmeal or ground kernels as an exfoliant, cheap commercial varieties use nonbiodegradable plastic beads, known as microbeads. One average-sized tube can hold thousands of them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, when you are using personal products, try to find the most natural, with the fewest ingredients, you can.

You might want to patronize a store featuring the highest number of pure, natural products you can find.

Is it going to be more expensive than a trip to the local drug store? Yes. But will it be better, in the long run, for both you and the environment? Absolutely.

Jun 17 08:54

Beware of fake 32gb micro sd card on ebay!!!!!!

Right now these are one of the hottest item counterfeitors like to make. It is sold as a 32gb micro sd card, but in fact they are about 2gb in storage and prgrammed to look like you have 32gb in storage, even if you put it in a phone or use a micro sd reader the phone or computer when you check the capacity you will see that you have 32gb in storage, thats where they get you. After you put in more than 2 gb of data on the fake 32gb card it will start to delete or corrupt old data and you will in fact LOSE valuable data if you dont watch out for this. If the 32gb you bought for so cheap and wonder why, now you know. One way to check if your 32gb card is good is load data onto it (stuff thats not important) around 3 or 4 gb, and then check on the 32gb card that all the files are there. that is the easiest way to check. there are alot of these floating around ebay, Alot of times sellers arent even aware of this.

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I buy microSD cards on eBay because there are no stores that sell the high-capacity ones here on Oahu. I use them for extra data backups, but recently got burned with the 64Gb and 128Gb microSDs I bought. I use h2testw to test the media and suggest you all start doing the same. Apparently, this has become a major problem, with fraudulent memories or factory rejects that are stolen and packaged for sale. Overall I have had great luck with eBay, but apparently they are for the most part turning a blind eye to this problem.

All of the bad microSD cards I bought from eBay came in the following package, notable for the absence of a manufacturer's name!


Nov 03 08:25

Prop 37 - Argentina's Roundup Human Tragedy

Argentina has become a giant experiment in farming genetically modified (GM) Roundup Ready (RR) soy, engineered to be tolerant to Roundup, Monsanto’s formulation of the herbicide glyphosate. The Argentine government, eager to pull the country out of a deep economic recession in the 1990s, restructured its economy around GM soy grown for export, most of which goes to feed livestock in Europe. In 2009, GM soy was planted on 19 million hectares - over half of Argentina’s cultivated land - and sprayed with 200 million litres of glyphosate herbicide [1]. Spraying is often carried out from the air, causing problems of drift.

Apr 06 14:03

Founder plans to give up Oaksterdam after raid

In some of his most extensive comments since the raid, Lee acknowledged that he was worried he could face major federal drug charges. It’s a risk he has lived with for many years, first as an underground pot grower and then as the leader of a serious legalization effort, which drew vigorous opposition from the federal government.

“I never wanted to be the quote unquote leader of the legalization movement,” he said in a telephone interview. “I saw myself as just one small soldier in a big war. But I look at it as a battlefield promotion.”

Apr 05 12:16

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing Monsanto’s genetically modified strain MON810.

The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister, Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations...

Apr 05 08:00

CIA Home Invasion: Smart TVs and the 'Internet of Things'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Recently, CIA Director David Petraeus made headlines with a speech given at the summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. In this talk, Petraeus discussed the emerging “internet of things” and the implications it will have for increased levels of surveillance. Petraeus explained that, because of the rise of gadgets which are connected and controlled by apps, intelligence agencies will no longer need to place spy devices inside your home – you will do it for them.

Apr 05 07:50

Dear Media, Please Ask Obama to Explain His Escalating War on Medical Marijuana

Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

Monday morning's DEA raid of Oaksterdam University is making major headlines, but there's one detail missing from the coverage: why the f#$k is Obama at War with Medical Marijuana in the first place? Seriously, why is any of this even happening at all?...

Apr 05 03:08

Flashback: Lithium In Texan Drinkwater

Lithium is used by doctors as a mood stabiliser in the treatment for depression.
Dr Bhamjee said: “A recent article in the British Journal of Psychiatry found the beneficial uses of lithium when it was added to the water supply in parts of Texas.”

He said the Government should consider a pilot project for a town in Ireland where lithium salts could be added to the water in very small doses and examine the results.” He said there was already strong precedent for governments intervening in the operation of public water supply for health benefits by adding fluoride.

Apr 04 19:28

GM Enviro-Pig Won't Go To Market; On To Humanely Solving an Environmental Problem

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Last year, the media was buzzing about the possibility of Enviro-pig entering the American and Canadian food markets.

The way our regulatory agencies work is to keep pending approvals for genetically modified animals on file, in secret, until a decision determines if it's suddenly in the stores unlabeled, or no, not yet.

Enviro-pig is a creation from Canada's University of Guelph scientists and hog industry Ontario Pork. Birthed in 1999, with 10 generations since. The DNA of Yorkshire pigs were spliced with DNA from e.coli for phosphorous digestion and mice DNA to promote the e.coli gene. The pigs' make-up was changed to allow the enzyme phytase in their saliva to cut the phosphorous in their manure by about 30 percent.

Apr 04 11:18

Worse Than SOPA: New CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Will Censor The Web

A new cybersecurity bill will allow the government to bypass privacy laws to monitor, censor, and stop any online activity deemed disruptive to the government or private parties.

Apr 04 11:05

Fascism Comes to the Internet: Introducing CISPA

Joe Wright
Activist Post

After nearly unprecedented pushback against bills SOPA and PIPA, their apparent defeat cannot yet be claimed. Most skeptics presumed that the defeat of the aforementioned would only serve to offer a compromised "SOPA light" at some point to circumvent criticism over government censorship. Well, it didn't take long...

Apr 04 09:55

Even worse than SOPA: New CISPA cybersecurity bill will censor the Web

H.R. 3523, a piece of legislation dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short), has been created under the guise of being a necessary implement in America’s war against cyberattacks. But the vague verbiage contained within the pages of the paper could allow Congress to circumvent existing exemptions to online privacy laws and essentially monitor, censor and stop any online communication that it considers disruptive to the government or private parties. Critics have already come after CISPA for the capabilities that it will give to seemingly any federal entity that claims it is threatened by online interactions, but unlike the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Acts that were discarded on the Capitol Building floor after incredibly successful online campaigns to crush them, widespread recognition of what the latest would-be law will do has yet to surface to the same degree.

Apr 04 07:45

Six universities at risk of closure after bond swap

An emergency meeting of university rectors on Tuesday heard that only 33m euros remained of 120m euros that 17 Greek universities had deposited with the Bank of Greece for their operating expenses, while six university accounts were now completely empty meaning they would soon be unable to stay open.

Mar 16 12:27

Ocean Radiation Plume Hits Hawaii From Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

The latest marine impact simulation shows the radioactive plume of ocean radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown has now hit Hawaii

Mar 14 05:45

Forget Asteroids and Volcanoes: Chemically Induced Infertility Threatens Human Race

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

With the increase in solar flares and expert warnings over the threat of asteroids, volcanoes, and earthquakes, it’s understandable to be concerned about the future of the earth and mankind alike.

What many experts and publications are forgetting, however, is that these disasters may actually be less threatening than the harm being placed on our own bodies.

Known by some as the ‘infertility timebomb’, men are increasingly becoming infertile at an astounding rate that worries many scientists. We can’t control the trajectory of asteroids, but we can control what we put into our bodies...

Mar 13 16:58

European Commission Blames Social Networks For ACTA Failure; Worried About Its Imminent Directive On Copyright Enforcement

He noted that opposition had increased in the run-up to January’s planned vote in the US Congress on two legislative initiatives -- the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) -- aimed at increasing the protection of intellectual property rights on the Internet; in the end the vote had not been held, following a hostile campaign by social networks and the loss of White House support.
It's interesting to see De Gucht linking the growing hostility to ACTA with the storm generated by SOPA/PIPA, and giving the credit for stopping those US bills to a "hostile campaign" waged by social networks. You can tell this really worries him, because he says something similar about social networks and ACTA immediately afterwards:

Mar 13 16:02

The Lost Papers of the Tesla Death Rays

Nikola Tesla died on January 7th, 1943 in Hotel New Yorker, in Manhattan, in room 3327 on the 33rd floor of the hotel. Immediately after Tesla’s death, Tesla scientific papers vanished from his hotel room in Hotel New Yorker. Tesla papers were never found. Tesla papers contained scientific data and information about “Death Rays”, which could be used for military purposes.
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18 Jan 2007 – Regarding the creation of the "Curious George" television monkey ... Regarding information that Daddy Bush is actually named George H. Scherff, Jr., and the son of Tesla's ... Is George H.W. Bush Really Prescott Bush's Son?

Mar 13 15:44

Big Brother Spy Cameras To Prevent Uninsured Drivers From Getting Gas

Government officials are rolling out a hi-tech automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to crack down on millions of motorists who drive without insurance.

Jan 16 11:22

Cruise disaster: Perfect storm of events caused Costa Concordia crash

The first official inquiry into how one of the world’s most modern and best-equipped cruise liners could capsize began last night as the Italian coastguard recovered the Costa Concordia’s “black box”.

Dec 11 07:19

Business Shamanism: Great Awakening Ushering in New Principles

As I write this, the ruling regime in our rotten republic of Obama-stan is seeking to ignore the pain of the sheeple and extend lavish tax breaks for the wealthy.The financial elite engineered a massive transfer of assets over the last decades, and they are now completing the procedure of creating a two-tier society resembling a serfdom. Champagne glasses are no doubt clinking in fancy hotel rooms and private clubs to celebrate the selling out of the people, as the unemployed and dispossessed roam the streets. We witness, as spectacle,the slow-motion dismantling of the American republic -- though nobody can say how the story will play out this time.

Dec 11 07:16

Report: Swiss Bank Refuses to Release Gold

A client of a major Swiss bank was recently refused access to his physical gold and had to hire attorneys and threaten to expose the bank publicly before finally getting it back in his own hands, according to Jim Rickards of Omnis.

“My inference is that that gold was not there,” Rickards told King World News. “The bank had to scramble, go out and find it somewhere before they could make good delivery.”

Dec 11 01:02

Beekeepers Want Government to Pull Bayer's Pesticide "Poncho" for Causing Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Beekeepers and environmentalists Wednesday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to remove a pesticide that could be linked to colony collapse disorder from the market and to issue an order to stop its use.

The request to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson from the American Beekeeping Federation, headed by Florida beekeeper Dave Mendes, and five other groups follows the leak of a Nov. 2 EPA memo about the product.

The insecticide sold under the brand name Poncho has an active ingredient called clothianidin. Bayer CropScience AG obtained conditional EPA registration for the product in 2003. The leaked memo identified a study that is the basis for the registration as unsound, said Florida beekeeper Dave Hackenberg, who was checking hives Wednesday in Fort Meade.

Dec 11 00:43

Homeland Security Recruiting Neighborhood Busybodies as Informants

Washington, DC—There were the infamous Gestapo, Stazi and Red Guard. They all sought and maintained civilian armies of snitches to help their rogue governments maintain absolute power. These government thugs wanted any information they could use against the victims they selectively targeted.

Today we have the Department of Homeland Security that is quickly stepping into this role in the United States. They are massively expanding their authority, reach and budget to smash dissent, and any resistance to government repression and violation of our Civil Rights.

If you have not noticed, our government has suspended the Fourth Amendment in the name of anti-terrorism. If you haven’t noticed, It’s our own government that has become the terrorist.

Read Homeland Security’s new snitch program press release here: http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1291648380371.shtm

Dec 10 22:49

Myths and Facts: Study Verifies That There Is No Value In Any Flu Vaccine - Five Busted Myths about Vaccines

A remarkable study published in the Cochrane Libary found no evidence of benefit for influenza vaccinations and also noted that the vast majority of trials were inadequate.

The authors stated that the only ones showing benefit were industry-funded. They also pointed out that the industry-funded studies were more likely to be published in the most prestigious journals...and one more thing: They found cases of severe harm caused by the vaccines, in spite of inadequate reporting of adverse effects.

The study, "Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults", is damning of the entire pharmaceutical industry and its minions, the drug testing industry and the medical system that relies on them.

The authors found that vaccines administered parenterally, that is, outside the digestive tract, usually meaning by injection. reduced influenza-like symptoms by 4%. They found no evidence that vaccination prevents viral transmission! (There goes the whole herd immunity argument!) They also found no evidence that they prevent complications, either.

Dec 10 15:40

An evaluation of airport x-ray backscatter units based on image characteristics

Little information exists on the performance of x-ray backscatter machines now being deployed through UK, US and other airports. We implement a Monte Carlo simulation using as input what is known about the x-ray spectra used for imaging, device specifications and available images to estimate penetration and exposure to the body from the x-ray beam, and sensitivity to dangerous contraband materials. We show that the body is exposed throughout to the incident x-rays, and that although images can be made at the exposure levels claimed (under 100 nanoGrey per view), detection of contraband can be foiled in these systems.

Dec 09 21:29

Top Military Brass Working With BP to Promote Gulf Seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is pushing all members of America's armed service to buy and eat as much seafood as possible.

This is as sinister as it gets! BP has destroyed the gulf and is now working with the U.S. military to get it in the homes of American troops (already poisoned by continued exposure to depleted uranium) throughout the country! Multiple scientists have declared gulf seafood toxic and for good reason. Over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been sprayed in and around the gulf. The facts are so heavily documented that there is no logical way that any literate human being not pushing an agenda could believe otherwise.

To top it off, Ewell Smith, executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, is pushing for this toxic cocktail to be served in in school lunch programs nationwide!

“He expressed what we wanted to hear; he is in favor of the federal government buying seafood from the Gulf,” said Smith, who said he would like to see Gulf seafood as the choice throughout the public domain, “whether it’s the military or prison systems or school systems.”

Dec 09 19:16

S 510 Food Safety bill is still alive and may unleash a new army of FDA agents

(NaturalNews) The U.S. government wants to know where your greenhouse is. Under Senate Bill 510 -- which is now back in the hands of the U.S. Senate after the House hid an amendment in an appropriations bill and passed it last night -- American food producers would be required to register their facilities with the U.S. government. The feds, it seems, want a database of food growers so they know who to target for surprise inspections (show me your papers!).

"The registration shall contain an assurance that the Secretary will be permitted to inspect such facility at the times and in the manner permitted by this Act."

What this language shows is that the point of registration is so that government agents can conduct surprise inspections of food facilities. At least 4,000 new FDA agents will need to be hired if this bill becomes law, greatly expanding the FDA's agent presence in much the same way the TSA expanded over the last few years.

So essentially what we have here is a food tyranny bill that would hand a group of un-elected bureaucrats who answer to no one the power to control virtually the entire U.S. food supply.

Dec 09 18:04

Keiser Report No.102: Markets! Finance! Gold & Silver!

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about Americas most dangerous banker being sued by trustees for aiding and abetting the Madoff ponzi scheme and about the U.S. administration suffers from the Stockholm Syndrome. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Dr. Kiriakos Tobras about his campaign to stop financial terrorists attacking the Greek economy.

Dec 09 11:36

Remember $4 gasoline? Oil speculators are back

WASHINGTON — Despite weak demand in the U.S. and Europe, oil prices climbed this week to near $90 a barrel and gasoline prices have passed $3 a gallon on the West Coast and parts of the Northeast.

Why? If demand is down and supplies are plentiful — and they are — why would prices be going up?

---Comment---

Oil speculation might be one aspect that is causing oil prices to climb, but there are other factors to consider as well. Refinery slow down, very harsh winter season, and dollar devaluation by the Federal Reserve Bank, would be prime causes of gasoline price increases. - kdtroxel

Dec 09 11:08

BPA Found On 95% Of Dollar Bills

Apparently consumers don't have as much control as they thought over avoiding products with bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical. What are two items that consumers cannot avoid? Dollar bills and receipts. And that's exactly where BPA is being found, according to a new study conducted by nonprofit groups Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition.

Dec 09 11:06

Hacktivist Army Engages in Cyber War to Free Internet, Assange

LONDON – The website attacks launched by supporters of WikiLeaks show 21st-century cyber warfare evolving into a more amateur and anarchic affair than many predicted.

While most countries have plowed much more attention and resources into cyber security in recent years, most of the debate has focused on the threat from militant groups such as al Qaeda or mainstream state on state conflict.

Dec 09 09:59

AMERICA: Y UR PEEPS B SO DUM?

Ignorance and courage in the age of Lady Gaga

If you hang out much with thinking people, conversation eventually turns to the serious political and cultural questions of our times. Such as: How can the Americans remain so consistently brain-fucked? Much of the world, including plenty of Americans, asks that question as they watch U.S. culture go down like a thrashing mastodon giving itself up to some Pleistocene tar pit.

Dec 09 05:29

Here's A Message The TSA May Find More Difficult To Ignore

4th Amendment Printed On Underwear, tees, socks In X-Ray-Visible Ink. Other styles and messages;; all send a clear message.....

What I want to know is.... Why not just wear a hospital gown, or a sheet, and voilà ! No need to scan! No need to pat! Get your hands off of me, you filthy TSA!

Dec 09 01:05

WHY NGO MONITOR IS ATTACKING THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

NGO Monitor’s attack on The Electronic Intifada is part of a well-financed, Israeli-government endorsed effort to silence reporting about and criticism of Israel by attacking so-called “delegitimizers” — those who speak about well-documented human rights abuses, support boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS), or promote full equality for Palestinians.

Dec 09 00:50

Jordan Maxwell conversation with Alan Steinfeld

“Jordan Maxwell 1 -The Power of Symbols and The Way the World really Works”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT7Aq4iACOM&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 2 -Nothing Operates the way you think it Does”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f6AC99Br-8&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 3 -Maritime Law Rules the World Commerce and Courts”

“Jordan Maxwell 4 -Maritime Law rules Religion and Economic”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cIe-wE9ngo&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 5 -UNDERSTANDING the Power of Words”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ou3jRa9xF4&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 6- The United States is a Privately owned Corportation”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSk3uRRgijE&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 7- The Vatican Rules the World”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3RgDd78ndg&feature=channel

Dec 08 14:55

Assange Prosecution: A Brazen Effort to Kill Alternative Media

Now that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in custody, we can expect the U.S. government to request his extradition and prosecute the Australian for espionage. “Any such proceedings would set up a test of whether the First Amendment’s protection for a free press extends to a website with a worldwide audience,” notes McClatchy today.

In 1917 the United States enacted the Espionage Act, a law that has made it a crime to “willfully communicate” secret government information that could expose national secrets held by officialdom. Since the law was passed, however, the government has avoided prosecuting journalists for publishing classified information.

Dec 08 12:42

WikiLeaks: U.S. Military Contractors In Afghanistan Hired Child Prostitutes

Anything interesting to be had at the intersection of the WikiLeaks cache of diplomatic cables and those military contractors that cart off many millions of taxpayer dollars to facilitate their profit-seeking misadventures in the world's zones of forever war? Glad you asked! Here on these pages is the latest news of one of my favorite private military contractors, courtesy of David Isenberg:

Dec 08 12:40

Ron Paul: In a Free Society, We're Supposed to Know the Truth

Dr. Ron Paul
Campaign For Liberty

We may never know the whole story behind the recent publication of sensitive U.S. government documents by the Wikileaks organization, but we certainly can draw some important conclusions from the reaction of so many in government and media.

Dec 08 01:27

The "Hi Tech" Corporate Police State: "Reengineering" the Internet ... for Persistent Surveillance

The secret world of "cyber situational awareness" is a spymaster's wet dream, made all the more alluring by the advent of ultra high speed computing and the near infinite storage capacity afforded by massive server farms and the ubiquitous "cloud."

Lost in the debate surrounding privacy invasion and data mining however, is the key role that internet service providers (ISPs) play as intermediaries and gatekeepers. From their perch, ISPs peer deeply into and collect and analyze the online communications of tens of millions of users simultaneously, in real-time.

Concerted efforts to eliminate online anonymity, in managed democracies and authoritarian regimes alike, are greatly enhanced by the deployment of deep packet inspection (DPI) sensors and software on virtually all networks.

"To unpack this a little" they aver, "all data traffic that courses across the 'net is contained in individual packets that have header (i.e. addressing) information and payload (i.e. content) information. We can think of this as the address on a postcard and the written and visual content of a postcard."

All of which is there for the taking, "criminal evidence, ready for use in a trial," Cryptohippie chillingly informs.

Dec 08 00:31

Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret

“Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret 2/5” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P3G_5u8aug&feature=related

“Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret 3/5” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvNNpv0_OQc&feature=related

“Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret 4/5” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzWreYp1qHA&feature=related

“Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret 5/5” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu63c02qG_Y&feature=related

Dec 07 14:29

Three Years Later: Pyrex Dishes Still Go Boom [in 2010, too]

Three Years Later: Pyrex Dishes Still Go Boom
Government safety agency mum, company blames victims for cuts, burns
By Joseph S. Enoch
August 20, 2008
"It's not just Pyrex that is exploding. Anchor Hocking, which makes similar dishes that can be found at Wal-Mart and other stores,"
“Soda lime glass is less expensive to produce than a borosilicate glass and it starts with the raw materials,” said Day, who also owns a company that manufactures glass medical products. “The raw materials in a borosilicate glass, particularly the boron component, are more expensive than the components in a soda lime. Also, it can take a higher temperature to melt the composition so there's expense there.”

Dec 07 11:20

Popular Gaming Device Can be Used to Spy on You - Kinect is in Kontrol (VIDEO)

Jason Bermas in his first vlog breaks down the good the bad and the ugly of Microsoft's Kinect device

Dec 07 10:15

Boycott Wal-Mart If You Want to Help Save America From Big Brother

John Galt
Activist Post

America is in trouble on so many fronts that it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin. The forces of tyranny are increasing the pressure exponentially as they head toward their endgame of complete control over society. This has become most obvious with the directives of Homeland Security which, by its very name, has Orwell rolling in his grave . . .

Dec 06 09:46

DR. ELIAS AKLEH: THE HIDDEN WAR

After the collapse of Communism the power elite committed the 911 terror attack (911 truth seekers) to incite Islamophopia and war against global terrorism mainly in the Islamic World. Islam is the last obstacle against the creation of the New World Order.

Dec 06 07:44

ACLU Sues Over Threats to Medical Marijuana

Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben
Yahoo News

The manufacture and sale of medical marijuana has been legal in California since the 1990s and in Michigan as the of the 2008 election. Several cities in Michigan and California have created city ordinances banning medical marijuana and the ACLU is suing . . .

Dec 05 16:44

Marijuana Cuts Tumor Growth by 50%

The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.

They say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), inhibits EGF-induced growth and migration in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expressing non-small cell lung cancer cell lines. Lung cancers that over-express EGFR are usually highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy.

THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors. The researchers suggest that THC or other designer agents that activate these receptors might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer.

Dec 05 16:23

The Cancer Report

This documentary explains the Rockefeller influence on the health care industry, and particularly how safe alternatives have been silenced in favor of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Going back to the early twentieth century, this movie explains how it all got started, and why we are in our current health care predicament. It then provides cures for those suffering with cancer.

“The Cancer Report (Part 2 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VuNNOzWC2o&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 3 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCEIryILSXE&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 4 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5NX7HvB0d8&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 5 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fniHkKAttE&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 6 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjN5jwYMbBg&feature=related

Dec 04 20:08

Cap-and-Trade Market Spanning North America Weighed by States

California, New Mexico and 10 U.S. Northeastern states may try to create a North American carbon market on their own now that President Barack Obama has given up on cap-and-trade legislation that stalled in Congress.

The emissions-trading system would be based on a planned carbon market in California, the most populous state, and an existing regional cap-and-trade program for power plants in the Northeast, according to state environmental officials. Three Canadian provinces have also shown interest in a cross-border carbon-trading system, the officials said.

“The key is to have as large and as liquid a market as possible,” John Yap, British Columbia’s climate-change minister, said in a telephone interview. Under cap-and-trade, the government creates a market for pollution rights by issuing a limited number of carbon-dioxide permits, which companies can buy and sell.

Of the six states in the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord -- Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin -- Democrats lost the governor’s race or control of the legislature to Republicans in five, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Many Republicans in national and state politics have opposed cap-and- trade, which they say is an energy tax in disguise.

Dec 04 15:21

Electronic Pickpocketing with RFID Readers (VIDEO)

News 3 exposes $100 technology that can read RFIDs and steal credit card information or from any other items storing personal information via Radio Frequency Identification simply by waving the device near the victim's wallet.

Dec 04 09:46

Lights Out for Incandescents: Nanny-State America Strikes Again

Holly Deyo
Millennium Ark

This is a reminder if you want to continue using incandescent light bulbs, now is the time to stock up. More nanny-state America is about to descend on us.

When first reading World Net Daily's article four years ago, 2014 seemed light years away, if you'll pardon the pun. Now phasing out incandescent bulbs is a few short months from kicking in . . .

Dec 03 23:28

TYT: Slap In The Face Of The Middle Class - Deficit Commission Proposal

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) breaks down the official proposal of the Deficit Commission and concludes that it helps the rich and corporations while screwing the average middle class American.

Dec 03 22:38

Bank of America busted lying about bailout money. By Ryan Dawson

They never stop lying. We should not have counterfeiters supporting illegal gambling and fraud as a basis for economics. By the way they also got TARP funds! And gave themselves 100% bonuses with it!

See this quick video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJtTtY2svTI

and this one which a bit of was on the daily show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlNN8SZMmYo

Dec 03 00:29

Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans’ Credit Cards in Real Time

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/realtime/

Federal law enforcement agencies have been tracking Americans in real-time using credit cards, loyalty cards and travel reservations without getting a court order, a new document released under a government sunshine request shows.

The document, obtained by security researcher Christopher Soghoian, explains how so-called “Hotwatch” orders allow for real-time tracking of individuals in a criminal investigation via credit card companies, rental car agencies, calling cards, and even grocery store loyalty programs. The revelation sheds a little more light on the Justice Department’s increasing power and willingness to surveil Americans with little to no judicial or Congressional oversight.

Dec 02 21:26

“Unconstitutional” food bill driven by Big Food lobby dollars

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

While over 200 organizations lobbied on the Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510), no one seemed to notice an unconstitutional section in the bill until after it passed on Tuesday.

That day, Roll Call advised that the bill contained a provision, Sec. 107, allowing the Senate to raise revenues. This violates Article I, Section 7, of the U.S. Constitution, granting that power exclusively to the House. S.510 opponents now celebrate the House’s use of the “blue slip process” to return the bill to the Senate.

The Alliance for Natural Health figures that . . .

Dec 02 15:40

Madison County Man Being Evicted Off His Own Land for Living Too Simply (VIDEO)

Madison County officials are forcing a man out of his home — a recreational trailer — because they say he's breaking several ordinances.

Dec 02 12:36

Fed wants to strip a key protection for homeowners

Americans continue to lose their homes in record numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosures and escape predatory home loans with onerous terms.

The Fed's proposal to amend a 42-year-old provision of the federal Truth in Lending Act has angered labor, civil rights and consumer advocacy groups along with a slew of foreclosure defense attorneys.

Since 1968, the Truth in Lending Act has given homeowners the right to cancel, or rescind illegal loans for up to three years after the transaction was completed if the buyer wasn't provided with proper disclosures at the time of closing.

Attorneys at AARP have used the rescission clause for decades to protect older homeowners stuck in predatory loans with costly terms. The provision is also helping struggling homeowners to fight a wave of foreclosure cases in which faulty and sometimes-fraudulent disclosures were used.

The violations must be of a material nature to invalidate a loan under the extended-rescission clause. To do so, homeowners — usually those facing financial problems or foreclosure — hire an attorney to scour their mortgage documents for possible violations regarding the actual cost of the loan or payment terms.

Dec 02 09:11

The Austerity Hammer Starts to Fall on United States as Debt Consumes Europe

Problem, Reaction, Solution: Derivatives, Crash, Too Big To Fail, Bailout, Nationalization, Budget Crisis, Privatization, Debt Slavery, Austerity, Evaporating Pensions, Central Banks, Big Government, World Government. It’s been quite a saga, but this economic crisis has been planned sabotage by design. The age of the Offshore Global Cartel is the age of economic warfare with the wealthy Western world. The 3rd World has largely already been brought to its knees. The remaining vestiges of national sovereignty must be eliminated and the middle class consumer society must be swept back to the feudal age by way of a tidal wave looting of living standards, cut wages & pensions, and the bread and circuses of cheap plastic goods and entertainment.

Dec 02 09:07

Structure of Health Tyranny: Codex Alimentarius, Part 3

Brandon Turbeville -- Activist Post

The history of Codex is important, but one should also understand the structure of Codex Alimentarius in order to understand how it arrives at its decisions.

Dec 02 07:16

Institute of Medicine Report on Vitamin D Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

If you believe anything the government says you are a fool!

Dec 01 21:31

CDC knowingly used false data - D.C. water may still be contaminated by dangerous levels of LEAD

Thanks, Centers for Disease Creation... from my WP email alert and to think I just finished showing a friend moments ago History International's The Crumbling of America about our failing infrastructure, saved on the DVR. Important Doc even with the global warming part and that jackass Meigs using it as a vehicle for street cred in the science sector after managing the Popular Mechanics hit piece on 9/11 researchers so long ago now.

...The water in almost 15,000 D.C. homes that were repaired during a massive effort to remove lead pipes may still be contaminated by dangerous levels of the metal, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dec 01 16:58

TSA turns off naked body scanners to avoid opt-out day protests

Anticipating a nationwide grassroots surge of protests against naked body scanners and aggressive pat-downs, the TSA simply turned off its naked body scanners on Wednesday and let air travelers walk right through security checkpoints without being X-rayed or molested.

All across the country, air travelers are reporting that the TSA simply deactivated the naked body scanners and let people go right through without a scan. "Backscatter scanners are off. No scan. No patdown." reported a traveler from the Seattle airport. "Backscatter machines aren't being used at LAX," reported another traveler. "They're all roped off."

As soon as the TV cameras leave, however, they can turn those machines right back on and start molesting people once again. This is classic behavior of police state tyrants: They present a calm, professional image to the media, but once the cameras leave, all of a sudden their hands are back down in your pants.

Dec 01 16:24

Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510, by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it's headed to become law. It's being hailed as a "breakthrough" achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.

Here are the ten biggest lies that have been promoted about S.510 by the U.S. Congress, the food industry giants and the mainstream media:

Lie #1 - Most deaths from food poisoning are caused by fresh produce

Lie #2 - Under S.510, the FDA would only recall products it knows to be contaminated

Lie #3 - They didn't tell you that nearly 70% of grocery store chickens are contaminated with salmonella every day

Lie #4 - S.510 will exclude and protect small farmers

Lie #5 - The FDA needs more power to enforce food safety

Lie #6 - Fresh produce is contaminated because of a lack of paperwork

Lie #7 - The American people are dying in droves from unsafe fresh food

Lie #8 - The FDA just wants to make food "safer"

Lie #9 - Food smuggling is a huge problem in America

Lie #10 - S.510 will make America's food supply the safest in the world

---Comment---

The singular role of any government is to secure the rights of the people, any law that does not hold this basic tenant is unconstitutional. -- kdtroxel

Dec 01 16:00

Fed Names Recipients of $3.3 Trillion in Crisis Aid

The Federal Reserve, under orders from Congress, today named the counterparties of about 21,000 transactions from $3.3 trillion in aid provided to stem the worst financial panic since the Great Depression.

Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. were among the biggest borrowers from one program, the Term Auction Facility, with as much as $45 billion apiece. Some aid went to U.S. units of foreign institutions, including Switzerland’s UBS AG, France’s Societe Generale and Germany’s Dresdner Bank AG. The Fed posted the data on its website to comply with a provision in July’s Dodd-Frank law overhauling financial regulation.

The information, which also includes the amounts of transactions and interest rates charged, spans six loan programs as well as currency swaps with other central banks, purchases of mortgage-backed securities and the rescues of Bear Stearns Cos. and American International Group Inc.

Dec 01 13:00

Government by dicts: my comprehensive resources to prove US fascism and rigged-casino economics

If you'd like the facts of American war and economics policies explained, documented, and proven beyond doubt, I offer two options. My article, "Open proposal to US higher education," is my professional and academic voice. Here is my passionate citizen advocacy voice:

Fellow Americans: literally for the love of God, it’s time.
It’s time to recognize the overwhelming evidence of unlawful and lie-based US Wars of Aggression, rigged-casino economics, and a complicit corporate media that echoes propaganda for our lying sacks of spin “leaders” who operate above and in contempt of US law.

It’s time to recognize “leadership” of both parties are the Left and Right arms of one oligarchic political body. The proper academic label for this government, not even close to a constitutional repubulic, is fascism.

The US government is run by dicts, as in dictatorship; doing whatever they dictate and unlimited by rule of law.

Note: Article is full of supporting links.

Dec 01 11:50

REALITY REPORT #72 - Stripping the TSA

Will the TSA soon be at every bus terminal and train depot in America? In this edition of the Reality Report Gary Franchi discloses the purpose of the TSA Viper Teams and what non-invasive methods the Russians and Iraqis use to hunt for explosives. A new initiative is launched to abolish the TSA and Gary gives you the steps to take action. Nina breaks down the top stories including the Christmas Tree Bomber, what the media didn't tell you about "Opt Out Day" and new information in the latest Wikileaks release and what you need to know about the world silver market. We are Change Chicago is featured from their latest street action, Beverly Eakman, co-founder of the National Education Consortium talks with Gary about how the financial crash can grow the police state, and Jesse Ventura returns to weigh in on the 9/11 Attacks. The mailbag is sifted and an new Enemy of the State joins the ranks.Please help raise awareness for The Reality Report and share this show.

Dec 01 11:21

Industry bought Congressional votes to pass S. 510 food safety bill

Despite an incredible outpouring of public opposition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "Food Safety Modernization Act", or S. 510, the Senate voted 73 to 25 to pass the bill anyway. And data presented by Maplight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, shows that big industry groups and large food producers spent millions of dollars buying off Congressmen to garner support for it.

According to the site, Senators that ended up supporting the bill received nearly $10 million in political contributions from interest groups that also supported the bill. This amount was more than four times as much as groups opposed to the bill spent on overall contributions.

Why Your Senators Did Vote For S.510

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson (1778)

Dec 01 08:22

The United States Turns Into A Post-Industrial Wasteland

The video posted below is a compilation of video footage from this past Black Friday. It is absolutely shocking to see what average Americans will do to each other just to save a little bit of money on cheap foreign-made goods....

Dec 01 07:07

Why the Tester Amendment Does NOT Help Small Food Producers Under S.510

The Tester "Small Farm" Exemption to S.510 Exposed as a Scam: Part 1

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Some of our readers and others have requested that we reference specific sections of the Tester Amendment to food safety bill S. 510 to outline why this does not help or exempt small food producers.

The amendment has been sold to the critical public as "exempting" small farms and food producers from the entirety of the heavy-handed regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth . . .

Dec 01 06:28

How to Save Taxpayer Money: Bring in The Dogs, Not Naked Body Scanners

Brasscheck TV

This video exposes the blood-boiling waste and corruption that the new airport body-scanning machines represent. So far, at least $160 million in US Taxpayer money has been spent, with potentially billions more to be paid on these systems in the next few years.

Trained bomb sniffing dogs, in combination with the metal detectors *already being used* in airports would produce FAR more accurate readings of REAL threats to airline passengers, without the Gestapo-like humiliation, the illegal invasion of privacy and the toxic exposure to radiation from these devices . . .

Nov 30 21:04

Keiser Report ?99: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of silver shortages and quitting the dollar. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Paul Mladjenovic, author of Precious Metals for Dummies, about silver market manipulation.

Nov 30 19:59

S.510 PASSES: THE SENATE EFFECTIVELY DECLARES ITSELF AN AGENT OF FOREIGN PRINCIPALS

As most of you know, S.510 the fake food safety bill which had nothing to do with food safety, passed the Senate this morning. This bill, which will go down in history as one of the greatest weaponless assaults on the States by the central government, is intended to knock the knees out from under what little is left of our economy.

Section 404 of the bill, forces the subjugation of the citizens of the States to unlawful trade agreements, international organization demands, and will reduce operating standards across the board for bio-piracy corporations in order to maximize their profits and to end as much competition in those markets as possible. These unlawful agreements and the mandates from such odious organizations as the World trade Organization, Codex Alimentarius committees, and other foreign principals have unlawfully usurped US laws and sovereignty, forfeiting our right to self determination and governance.

The bill, which expands a notoriously dysfunctional and incompetent agency, the FDA, is also intended to abrogate the rights of the citizens. The multiple constitutional violations in the bill went by unnoticed by members of the Senate; probably because the majority of them never even read the bill and had no idea what was in it. These violations of rights also seemed to by pass the mental faculties of several high profile front groups and individuals.

Nov 30 12:16

TSA Agent Claims Videotaping Against the “Rules” Declares TSA Above The Law

The TSA has now been caught denying American citizens the right to videotape their encounters with airport security. It is very clear that TSA believes they are 100% above the law.

Apparently, the TSA goon was not even aware of his own rules. No where in TSA regulations does it say that TSA agents have the right to deny American citizens their right to film in a public setting.

See, the TSA needs to ban cameras in airports so that citizen journalists can no longer document their molestation at the hands of an agency that should have no legal authority to supersede the Constitution.

Not only did the agents declare videotaping illegal, they went as far as to claim that TSA is above the law!

---Quote---

“When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.” – Thomas Jefferson

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