CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS

Apr 19 21:53

Bitcoin for Activists – What You Need to Know

Waking Times

Among activists one often finds an aversion to even thinking about money. Associating it with the opponent — who has lots of it — they try to do without money themselves. Often, for as long as they can, they try to organize and resist without it, until burning out, quitting and getting into a different line of work just to keep up on rent. But, as the 19th-century U.S. populist movement recognized, money is also a battleground. Today, as a new wave of sophisticated digital currencies are beginning to arise, this is perhaps more true than ever before.

Apr 19 21:51

Extreme Levels of Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Found in Soy Plants

Waking Times

A new study led by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of Roundup, the agricultural herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, in genetically engineered (GE) soy.

Apr 19 15:17

World Bank Wants Water Privatized

Humans can survive weeks without food, but only days without water — in some conditions, only hours. It may sound clichéd, but it’s no hyperbole: Water is life. So what happens when private companies control the spigot? Evidence from water privatization projects around the world paints a pretty clear picture — public health is at stake.

Apr 19 11:56

“Extreme Levels” Of Herbicide Roundup Found In Food

Emily Cassidy
Activist Post

A new study led by scientists from the Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of Roundup, the agricultural herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, in genetically engineered soy.

The study, coming out in June’s issue of Food Chemistry and available online, looked at 31 different soybean plants on Iowa farms and compared the accumulation of pesticides and herbicides on plants in three categories 1) genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” soy, 2) conventionally produced (not GE) soy, and 3) soy cultivated using organic practices. They found high levels of Roundup on 70 percent of genetically engineered soy plants...

Apr 19 10:31

USPS Wants to Mine Your Data and Network With Retailers

In 2020, when your supplies of milk and butter start to run low, your refrigerator will know to send out a call to the grocery store and, later that day, the Postal Service will show up at your door with fresh provisions.

Apr 19 10:28

The most irony ever: Food poisoning strikes diners at government food safety summit

I’m always making a joke that our overblown government couldn’t even get together and make a noodle salad without finding some magical way to screw it up

Apr 19 09:17

New Studies Show Health Risks From Wireless Technology

Activist Post

The BioInitiative Working Group says evidence for health risk from wireless tech is growing stronger and warrants immediate action. The Group released a mid-year update covering new science studies from 2012 to 2014...

Apr 19 08:48

Study: Your Cosmetics Might Contain This Cancer-Causing Chemical (even if labeled organic)

by Dr. David Juan

Is your shampoo increasing your cancer risk? According to a study by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), up to 98 personal care items, including soaps and shampoos, sold by retailers across the U.S. could be posing a threat to your health and increasing your cancer risk...

Apr 19 05:35

"Enhanced Interrogation"

One interrogator told me what he would do to my five-year-old daughter in details that destroyed me.

Apr 18 17:07

Distrowatch

All the new Ubuntu based LTS operating systems are being released!

Apr 18 17:03

Ubuntu 14.04 is ready for a world filled with high-resolution touchscreens and tablets

Has it truly been six months already? It feel like just yesterday we were kicking the tires on a fresh install of Saucy Salamander. Now Canonical is pushing out the latest version of its popular Linux distro. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (code named: Trusty Tahr) is part of its long term support series which means it will receive support and security updates for five years rather than the usual nine months. That's a major deal for companies using either on desktops and servers. But servers and enterprise desktops aren't where the excitement lies. What makes Trusty a huge deal for Canonical is that it finally makes the OS ready to use on touchscreens, high DPI displays and tablets.

Apr 18 13:42

Landmark case sees Pirate Bay user hit with 5-year sentence

A man who uploaded a single movie to The Pirate Bay kickstarting South Africa’s first online piracy case has been sentenced today

Apr 18 13:06

BIS: The most powerful bank in the world announces crash

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) sees the current situation on the financial markets as worse than before the Lehman bankruptcy. The warning of the BIS could be the reason why the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to continue indefinitely to print money: Central banks have lost control of the debt-flood and give up.

The decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to continue indefinitely to print money might have come from "orders from above".
Apparently, it dawns on the central banks that the situation is extremely critical.

Apr 18 11:42

Nuclear power plants will become America’s extinction level event

On April 11, 2014, I received a communication from a reader, who is a nuclear power plant employee, that warned me about an impending FEMA visit to the nuclear power plant at Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant in Arizona.

Apr 18 11:03

What will you do when you can no longer buy or sell without biometric I.D.?

In some areas of the world, payment systems that require palm scanning or face scanning are already being tested

Apr 18 07:34

New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

- Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser

Apr 18 07:03

Time Warner Cable Pretends Customer Complaints Don't Exist

Time Warner Cable is currently teaming up with Comcast to persuade Congress and the DOJ to allow the companies to merge. Comcast has told Congress that they are "deeply disappointed" that their customer service is rated, along with Time Warner Cable, at or near the bottom of just about every customer service list.

Yet, Time Warner Cable seems to have found a new way to keep complaint numbers down….put language in the franchise agreements that allows them to forget the complaints ever existed.

Apr 17 20:53

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings and other living organisms, as you will see in the presentation below.

Apr 17 20:52

Ecuador Will Have Referendum on Fate of Yasuni After Activists Collect Over 700,000 Signatures

Waking Times

In what is a major victory for environmentalists, campaigners with United for Yasuni have collected 727,947 signatures triggering a national referendum on whether or not oil drilling should proceed in three blocs of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. The effort started last year after Ecuador’s President, Rafael Correa, announced he was killing the Yasuni-ITT initiative, which called on the international community to pay into a trust fund to keep the most remote portions of the park free from oil exploitation. Currently, Yasuni National Park is considered the likeliest candidate for the most bio-diverse place on the planet and is home to several indigenous tribes who have chosen voluntary isolation.

Apr 17 18:31

Putin says oil wars with Russia will make West bleed

Yup! Putin's a chess player!

Opportunities for the West to hurt the Russian economy are limited, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Europe cannot stop buying Russian gas without inflicting pain on itself, and if the US tries to lower oil prices, the dollar will suffer.

“Can Europe stop buying Russian gas? I think it's impossible…Will they make themselves bleed? That's hard to imagine,” the Russian president said.

Since oil is sold internationally on global markets cutting the price would mean lower dollar circulation, diminishing its value in the global currency market.

"If prices decrease in the global market, the emerging shale industry will die,” Putin said.

The US shale industry has boosted domestic production, helping the US become independent and situating it to overtake Russia as a producer.

Apr 17 17:36

The Untouchables: You Can't Sue General Mills if You "Like" Their Products on Facebook

Are your Lucky Charms less than magically delicious? Are your Cheerios less than cheery? Perhaps you broke off a tooth when there was something extra crunchy in your Cinnamon Toast Crunch or became totally ill from something totally disgusting in your bowl of Total. If so, I hope you didn't "like" them on Facebook.

General Mills has taken "CYA" (Cover Your A**) to an entirely new level.

If you "like" one of their products on Facebook or download coupons from them, their new terms of use state that you can no longer take them to court for any reason. Here is the new clause, straight from the horses...ahem...mouth.

Apr 17 14:59

McDonalds Canada Accused Of Modern Day Slavery

Foreign workers recruited from Belize are accusing McDonald’s Canada of treating them like “slaves,” by effectively forcing them to share an expensive apartment – then deducting almost half their take-home pay as rent.

Apr 17 10:58

Video tour of the Natural News forensic food lab: How I discovered tungsten in rice protein

Here’s a real treat for Natural News fans: an inside look at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab featuring new scientific instrumentation hardware and a full explanation of how I discovered the heavy metal tungsten in rice protein!

Apr 17 08:53

Bank of America Finally Gives Loan Mod to Brain-Injured Tiananmen Square Survivor in Seattle, Washington.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Bank of America Finally Give Loan Mod to a Brain-Injured Tiananmen Survivor Jane Mair in Seattle, Washington.

You know The Deal. The homeowner suffers a catastrophic brain injury or some other setback and the bank directly implies to them that the should stop making payments for three months to be eligible for what they call a loan mod (it likely is not a real loan mod, just the servicer agreeing to less money), then all hell breaks loose as they dual track your ass right on out of your home. Well not this time, thanks to vigorous grass roots support, multimedia presentations and lawyers licensed and consulting.

Apr 17 08:51

Nokia Lumia 2520 taken off shelves in Europe due to risk of electric shock

On the list of features that you’d rather your tablet computer didn’t offer you, ‘involuntary electrocution’ is probably pretty high up the list. Nokia obviously skimped on their market research, as it turns out that its a problem currently affecting the Lumia 2520.

The tablet has been taken off sale in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the UK, and owners are being encouraged not to charge it, as this has the risk of leading to an electric shock. US owners are urged not to use travel adapters for the sam reason.

The AC-300 charger is only used for the Nokia Lumia 2520, so owners of other devices needn’t worry. It turns out that a fault in the plastic casing can lead to the exposure of internal components which, if touched whilst live, can have some rather shocking results (sorry).

Apr 17 08:41

Colorado approves lower tuition for illegal immigrants

This ought to piss off more Americans!

Colorado has joined thirteen other states in allowing undocumented immigrant students to attend college at an in-state tuition rate. The governor hailed the new law as a victory that would grant illegal students with a “path forward”.

"Today we're here to tell you, in Colorado, that the doors are open and the dream is alive" said state Sen. Mike Johnston, one of the sponsors of the bill, as hundreds of people cheered at the ratification of Senate Bill 33.

Apr 17 08:13

Russia's Putin fields question from Snowden - (Video, Transcript +Article)

The exchange was the first known direct contact between Putin and Snowden

Apr 16 20:01

Is This New Device a Solution for Free Clean Drinking Water?

Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Fresh water supplies are under assault on multiple fronts. Front page news at the moment are the effects of the ongoing droughts in California and Brazil - both are incredibly important areas to the global food supply.

Apr 16 20:00

Are Mercury Fillings and Mercury Poisoning Causing an Epidemic of Hypothyroidism?

Rich Travis, Guest
Waking Times

This is a very controversial subject. Much has been written, and lines in the sand have clearly been drawn, regarding mercury fillings. The American Dental Association, FDA and the National Institutes of Health stand firm that mercury fillings are safe and well within the acceptable levels allowed by the US government. They have said that once mercury is combined with the other substances in an amalgam filling, it becomes perfectly safe. While others, whole nations for that matter, have outright banned this use. Sweden and Norway have made the practice illegal, stating from a special investigation on mercury-related health issues:

Apr 16 19:58

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

Apr 16 19:37

Kim Dotcom can have seized assets returned – New Zealand High Court

The New Zealand High Court has ruled that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be reunited with millions of dollars, property, cars, and artwork. It comes after the court denied an application by the Crown to extend the freezing of Dotcom's fortune.

Apr 16 13:18

HOME NEWS-FEED MULTI-MEDIA BLOGS OPINION REVIEWS WORLD Watch this video of your trendy hi-tech future

A future where everyone is walking around outfitted with the equivalent of Google Glass and other “immersive technologies” (as in, “blurring the line between physical reality and the digital/simulated world”).

Apr 16 11:18

Aliens attack: Killer shrimps invade Britain while giant hornets approach

Alien wildlife species, such as killer shrimps and zebra mussels, are invading Britain at a rate never seen before, the UK parliament’s green watchdog warns. Meanwhile, giant Asian hornets that have caused six deaths in France are on their way to the UK.

Apr 16 09:19

Mega oil field discovered in southern Russia

Ah! So!

A new oil field with roughly 300 million tons of oil and 90 billion cubic meters of gas has been discovered in the Astrakhan region of Russia.

“The field’s reserves are unprecedented, this discovery confirms the high potential of the Astrakhan region in terms of these major discoveries,” Sergey Donskoy, Russia’s Natural Resources Minister said on Wednesday.

Apr 16 05:44

France is the new cauldron of Eurosceptic revolution

Britain is marginal to the great debate on Europe. France is the linchpin, fast becoming a cauldron of Eurosceptic/Poujadist views on the Right, anti-EMU reflationary Keynesian views on the Left, mixed with soul-searching over the wisdom of monetary union across the French establishment.

Marine Le Pen’s Front National leads the latest IFOP poll for the European elections next month at 24pc. Her platform calls for immediate steps to ditch the euro and restore the franc (“franc des Anglais” in origin, rid of the English oppressors), and to hold a referendum on withdrawal from the EU.

Apr 15 21:01

Fighting back against corporatocracy and Big Monopolies

"Freedom" and "democracy" are useful words, but very bankrupt: useful because they serve to advance imperial/corporate agendas, bankrupt because they are empty vessels perennially co-opted.

When illegal coups are orchestrated to overthrow democratically elected governments in Venezuela, Honduras, Ukraine or elsewhere, the lies of freedom and democracy are seamlessly attached to the criminal acts.

"Freedom" and "democracy" are still cloaking, tacitly or overtly, mass murder and genocide in Iraq, at this moment.

As long as the masses are fooled, conquest and regime change, not democracy and freedom, are enabled and perpetuated. Illegal coups and wars of aggression are about imperial control, setting up puppet dictators and the imposition of neoliberal economic business models for the corporate extensions of the invading nations.

Apr 15 19:00

Vermont Senate Overwhelmingly Votes for GMO Labeling

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Could Vermont be the first state to enact a genetically modified food labeling law?...

Apr 15 17:40

Scientists find multiple problems with GMOs

A February 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture report declared what many scientists already knew: There are no significant differences in yields of GMO and non-GMO crops. When asked about the USDA report, the chief technology officer for Monsanto declared, "American farmers are smart and wouldn't [adopt] a technology that didn't have tangible benefits."

Are the USDA and scientists around the world wrong in their conclusion about failure to yield? No.

Agro-economists have shown repeatedly that the best-yielding, most-affordable crop varieties, to "feed the world", are those derived from conventional non-GMO hybrids (U.N Commission on Trade and Development).

Apr 15 16:47

A Preventable Tragedy: HPV Vaccines

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

Recently, Sandy Lunoe of Sweden wrote an article with parsing remarks about the Gardasil® vaccine that a former medical doctor, who worked for Merck & Company—the vaccine’s manufacturer, made concerning a vaccine that has damaged thousands and apparently killed hundreds. According to the CDC’s VAERS reporting system – and as posted on the SaneVax website – there were 159 deaths attributed to HPV vaccines up to February 2014 along with 558 abnormal pap smears, 238 cervical dysplasias, and 75 cervical cancers, the very health problems the HPV vaccines, according to Big Pharma, the CDC and FDA, were supposed to prevent, plus other troubling statistics.

Apr 15 12:58

U.S. food prices up 19 percent in 2014, increasing inflation feared

Despite proclamations that the “economy is improving” and that “unemployment is down,” one thing is evident and that is – for a number of reasons – food costs are soaring, and as they do, those most vulnerable, like the poor, the elderly and those earning the lowest wages, are being hurt the most.

Apr 15 08:46

Industry physician: "Gardasil will be the greatest medical scandal of all times"

by Sandy Lunoe

The temperature of the heated controversy concerning Gardasil was recently raised even more when Dr. Bernhard Dalbergue (France), former pharmaceutical industry physician with Merck, recently predicted that the vaccine will become the greatest medical scandal of all times.

In an interview in the April 2014 issue (no. 66) of the magazine Principes de Santé (Health Principles), Dr. Dalbergue, who has worked for over twenty years with the industry, describes the widespread corruption and his concern that the health of patients is sacrificed on the altar of profitability...

Apr 15 05:45

Taiwanese scholars find new clues in bee disappearances

A group of Taiwanese scholars has confirmed long-held suspicions that a compound used in imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, is the culprit behind the worldwide demise of honeybees.

The results of their research show that the insects' ability to find their way home and learn how to feed are severely impaired when they are exposed in the larval stage to trace amounts of chemicals in the neonicotinoid class of insecticides, which includes imidacloprid.

Apr 15 00:14

The Perfect Storm – Grow Local or Grow Hungry?

Waking Times

Most of us who live in the United States have always assumed that our food would be available in abundance at our commercial grocery stores at affordable prices, at least for the past three generations. Most have never spent a thought about what they would do if their basic weekly food staples became unavailable and/or priced out of affordability to all except those in the upper class of our society.

Apr 15 00:12

This Is Your Brain On Aspartame

Waking Times

Controversy continues to rage over the artificial sweetener aspartame. Since it was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981, aspartame has made its way into more than 6,000 food items.

Apr 14 16:55

Flash Points of Tyranny: It Doesn’t End With The Bundy Standoff

To the discerning eye they are everywhere; Flashpoints of tyranny threatening to push the nation into open revolt. The standoff between the Bundy ranch and the BLM feds is a visceral example of growing discontent over an expanding federal government.

Apr 14 12:20

Is This New Device a Solution for Free Clean Drinking Water?

by Kevin Samson

Fresh water supplies are under assault on multiple fronts. Front page news at the moment are the effects of the ongoing droughts in California and Brazil - both are incredibly important areas to the global food supply.

At the same time, corporate hoarding of fresh water is on the rise. At the heart of this initiative to make water a commodity is Nestle, whose former CEO clearly stated that water supplies should be privatized and that the right to fresh, clean water is not an essential human right. It becomes a dangerous possibility that companies such as Nestle would hoard supplies in order to artificially increase demand...

Apr 14 11:54

Feds flee Bunkerville citing “safety concerns” — Armed citizen militia stands down

UPDATE [15:35 CDT] Following an early afternoon standoff with Bundy supporters and militia, the Bureau of Land Management is withdrawing federal agents from the area. There are reports of heavy traffic on I-15 as a result of a federal caravan of exiting agencies.

Apr 14 10:55

Is Your Shampoo Giving You Cancer?

Products were tested by the CEH at an independent lab, and they were found to contain a toxin called cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a form of chemically-modified coconut oil that’s often used as a foaming and thickening ingredient in different personal care products. The products that contained over 10,000 ppm of the chemicals were deemed too dangerous for use.

Apr 14 10:00

Bundy critics obviously don’t understand the homesteading principle

The most popular argument against Bundy’s claim to property is put to rest by the homesteading principle

Apr 14 08:56

Roundup Herbicide 125 Times More Toxic Than Regulators Say

Sayer Ji
Activist Post

A highly concerning new study published in the journal Biomedical Research International reveals that despite the still relatively benign reputation of agrochemicals such as Roundup herbicide, many chemical formulations upon which the modern agricultural system depend are far more toxic than present regulatory tests performed on them reveal. Roundup herbicide, for instance, was found to be 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation...

Apr 13 23:54

New footage emerges from the final showdown between police and armed protesters on horseback in Nevada

New footage emerges from the final showdown between police and armed protesters on horseback in Nevada

Apr 13 12:48

Diplomat who won EU exit essay prize silenced by government

After he picked up an £80,000 prize for an essay on how Britain could leave the European Union, Iain Mansfield was poised to become a new, intellectual voice in the media debate on the issue.
There was one snag, however. Mr Mansfield is a civil servant and his essay appears to have been rather too well-argued for his employer, the UK Government, which remains committed to staying within the EU.

Having accepted the prize at a ceremony in Westminster on Tuesday evening, Mr Mansfield was told he was banned from giving media interviews. His regular blog on economic affairs also appears to have been removed from the internet.

Apr 13 11:25

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

Our modern world is creating an electromagnetic soup filled with electrical pulses, radio frequencies, computer screens, wireless signals, as well as personal devices such as cell phones and gadgets that are emitting damaging radiation. There are many peer-reviewed scientific studies which are drawing conclusions that should concern us all, but particularly young children and pregnant women. In fact, the debate is heating up to such a level that government agencies are even infighting over the matter, as evidenced when the Department of the Interior recently sent a letter with their own scientific papers chastising the FCC for using standards that are 30 years out of date. As the DOI stated, the concern is not only in the negative health effects upon people, but upon wildlife as well.

Apr 13 10:16

The Tamiflu scandal will be repeated, and people will die, unless drug companies release data

Flu is actually a pretty nasty disease. People say they’ve got “the flu” when they’ve really only got a cold, but a genuine bout of influenza knocks you off your feet for several days, and is a major killer in the elderly; an outbreak in 2011 killed around 600 people. But don’t worry! Since 2006, during the avian flu scare, the Government has spent £424 million stockpiling a drug called Tamiflu.

Apr 13 09:58

Feds to Ban Junk Food in Schools

The government is putting its (big) foot down. No more junk food in schools.

Apr 13 07:02

Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics

This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation.

Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find they have contracted occupational diseases or worse, leukemia, by the age of 25.

Apr 12 22:00

Kittery Trading Post /Smith and Wesson Weekend Sat & Sun April 12 -13

(*Unfortunately that's this weekend , Kittery Maine . This is the circular , the event will include a Winchester ammo truckload sale .)

Apr 12 16:47

US Sentencing Commission Votes to Cut Drug Sentences

Phillip Smith
Activist Post

The US Sentencing Commission (USSC) voted unanimously Thursday to reduce sentences for most federal drug trafficking defendants. The move comes as the federal prison population continues to increase, driven in large part by drug offenders, even as prison populations in the states are on the decline.

In the past decade, in many states, the harsh Reagan-era war on drugs approach to drug use and trafficking has given way to smarter approaches geared toward diversion and treatment of drug offenders, but when it comes to reforms, the federal system has lagged behind...

Apr 12 12:46

39% of film industry professionals are movie and T.V. show pirates

Every month, reports condemn the general public for downloading movies and TV shows without permission, but perhaps those industries need to look a little closer to home. A new survey among film industry professionals suggests that almost 40% have downloaded movies and TV shows illegally.

Apr 12 10:27

The Bunkerville Project: Glencore Xtrata & government owned gold mines

So many that you have to wonder how the land above doesn’t collapse. 101 of these mines are in the Bunkerville area, and of those 101 mines 58 are in Bureau of Land Management areas. The list of minerals underground in the BLM area mines is impressive. Click on the links to find out more about the minerals.

Apr 12 09:41

This Article Is ONLY For People Who Eat

If we can stand this down with loving support of our fellow men, it will be a real victory. And if we cannot, you’d better plant a garden and be ready for your turn to be “Cliven Bundy.”

Apr 12 08:55

New Study Showing Glyphosate Found in Mothers' Breast Milk

“For years Monsanto has claimed that glyphosate, the key active ingredient in its Roundup-brand herbicide is ‘safe’ because the human body excretes it,” said Ronnie Cummins, national director of the OCA. “This pilot study is the first of its kind to prove that Monsanto is wrong. In fact, this preliminary study shows that glyphosate accumulates in our bodies, and mothers are now passing the toxin on to their infants via breast milk.”

Results of the pilot study, conducted by Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse, with support from Environmental Arts & Research, were released today. While the numbers are small, they are alarming. The study revealed that the levels found in the breast milk of American women were found to be 760 to 1600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides (Glyphosate is both a pesticide and herbicide), but less than the 700 ug/l maximum contaminant level (MCL) for glyphosate in the U.S.

The EPA, arguing that glyphosate is not bio-accumulative, recently raised the limits for the amount of glyphosate residue allowed on human food.

Apr 11 13:51

'Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act' Is Anything But

There are currently at least 24 states that have introduced their own versions of genetically modified food labeling laws.

A new bill will sweep them all into oblivion under the federal rug.

But it gets worse...

Apr 11 12:16

Verdict against Japan's pharmaceutical giant Takeda raises concerns about health safety

The 9 billion dollar punitive damages assessed against the pharmaceutical companies Takeda and Eli Lilly take into account evidence indicating that there was a concerted effort at Takeda to destroy documentation that their blockbuster diabetes drug caused bladder cancer.

Apr 11 11:53

BLM planned to kill hundreds of endangered tortoises last year

All week we have been reporting on the stand off at Bundy Ranch, where a family of ranchers and hundreds of supporters have stood up against federal agents in a property rights dispute that has been brewing for decades.

Apr 11 10:33

Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips over Ukraine

The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the US Congress – one in the House of Representatives (H.R. 6), one in the Senate (S. 2083) – that attempt to fast-track liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, all in the name of helping Europe to wean itself from Putin's fossil fuels, and enhancing US national security.

Apr 10 20:38

Massive swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes set free in Brazil

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes have been set loose in Brazil, in hopes to suppress an outbreak of Dengue fever.

Last year, Brazil reported 1.4 million cases of Dengue fever.

Apr 10 20:26

Trashmageddon: living in a dying world

Quite recently I was visited by a friend who, during our conversation, said that he was appreciating my efforts contributing to a change I want to see in the world, yet he added, that he thought that I was wasting my time trying, since nothing ever changes regardless of how much corruption and crime is exposed.

Apr 10 20:23

Bilderberg 2014 uncovered: Secretive elite to meet in Denmark

The 2014 meeting of the Bilderberg Group – a secretive organization of global power brokers – will take place in Denmark at the end of May.

Apr 10 19:01

Militias on route: Is the second American Revolution starting in Bunkerville?

This little spot in the desert may be compared with Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the “shot heard round the world” – the first shot fired in the American Revolution. Because it looks like the second American Revolution may start there…and soon.

Apr 10 18:30

Could BLM leaseholds for fracking operations be the reason for recent Bundy Ranch standoff?

The same bureaucracy that sold dozens of land leases to fracking companies last year is responsible for the recent Bundy Ranch standoff

Apr 10 16:32

Tennessee Senate Unanimously Votes to Legalize Hemp

Activist Post

Yesterday, the Tennessee state senate passed a bill which some supporters consider the strongest pro-hemp legislation in the country...

Apr 10 14:22

Illinois Legislators Back Off Raw Milk Ban After Consumer Outrage

Legislators and health officials were working hard to completely banish farm-to-consumer agreements in some sneaky ways.

This was not lost on Illinois' thriving raw milk market.

Apr 10 11:59

Obama administration wins Jefferson Muzzle award for restricting free press

The United States Department of Justice and the White House Press Office are this year’s top winners of a dubious award extended to those considered to be “responsible for some of the more egregious or ridiculous affronts to First Amendment principles.”

On Wednesday this week, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression announced that the US Justice Dept. had topped this year’s list of “Jefferson Muzzle” recipients, an award handed out every April since 1992 “as a means to draw national attention to abridgments of free speech and press and, at the same time, foster an appreciation for those tenets of the First Amendment.”

Apr 10 09:01

Bank of America Fined $772 Million Over Alleged Scams

Bank of America agreed Wednesday to pay $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators’ accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn’t receive.

Apr 09 13:47

Investigators to soon bring ‘closure’ to flight 370 families

MH370 investigators will likely soon come to a conclusion based on electronic evidence

Apr 09 08:27

GM crops under the microscope today at international debate

One of the world's most contentious food issues - Genetically Modified (GM) crops – will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast today (Wednesday day 9 April). A panel of international food experts will argue the pros and cons or GM crops at a special debate as part of the Food Integrity and Traceability Conference (ASSET 2014)...

Apr 08 20:38

Toxic Combo of Roundup and Fertilizers Blamed for Tens of Thousands of Deaths

Waking Times

The public’s appreciation of the toxicity of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—is still limited, despite highly damning research being published.

Apr 08 20:36

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

Waking Times

Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies who are setting up frack wells faster than the public can even figure out what’s happening.

Apr 08 19:55

World’s number 1 herbicide (Glyphosate) found in US mothers’ breast milk

Sustainable Pulse, Apr 6 2014

In the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide in the breast milk of American women, Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse have found "high" levels in 3 out of the 10 samples tested. The shocking results point to glyphosate levels building up in women’s bodies over a period of time, which has until now been refuted by both global regulatory authorities and the biotech industry.

The levels found in the breast milk testing of 76 ug/l to 166 ug/l are 760 to 1600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides. They are however less than the 700 ug/l maximum contaminant level (MCL) for glyphosate in the U.S., which was decided upon by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) based on the now seemingly false premise that glyphosate was not bio-accumulative.

Glyphosate-containing herbicides are the top-selling herbicides in the world and are sold under trademarks such as Monsanto’s "Roundup". Monsanto’s sales of Roundup jumped 73 percent to $371 million in 2013 because of its increasing use on genetically engineered crops (GE Crops).

Apr 08 18:45

Miami-Dade Police Internal Affairs Lieutenant Accused of Helping Cocaine Traffickers

Miami-Dade cop Ralph Mata, the feds said Tuesday, protected cocaine smugglers, bought them firearms, doled out sensitive law enforcement intelligence and even concocted a detailed plot to murder rivals.

Apr 08 16:02

Organic Wine Producer Nearly Imprisoned for Refusing to Spray Pesticides

I still don't feel guilty. It's intolerable today to be forced to hide and to be frightened for taking a stand. -Emmanuel Giboulot

Apr 08 15:35

Genetic Fallacy: How Monsanto Silences Scientific Dissent (video)

That a former Monsanto scientist should find himself in charge of a specially-created post at the very journal that published two landmark studies questioning the safety of that company's products should surprise no one who is aware of the Monsanto revolving door. This door is responsible for literally dozens of Monsanto officials, lobbyists and consultants finding themselves in positions of authority in the government bodies that are supposedly there to regulate the company and its actions.

Apr 08 14:36

Meet The US Government’s Number One Medical Cannabis Recipient

Waking Times

The U.S. Government Declared Cannabis As Having No Medical Use Yet Have Given One Man Over 130,000 Cannabis Cigarettes Since 1983 For Bone Cancer

Apr 08 13:43

AFP PODCAST & ARTICLES: Energy Giant vs. Beef Farmer; Fracking with Disaster

A modest cattle ranch in southwestern Pennsylvania is the scene of a bitter battle for land and mineral rights that is pitting a hard-working American family against not just the second-largest coal producer in the United States, but against the state taxpayer-funded entity set up to regulate the corporate behemoth and local politicians bent on increasing employment in the region. The case illustrates the tensions arising across the country as the energy exploration boom the U.S. is now experiencing has the potential to turn average Americans into overnight millionaires.

Longtime AMERICAN FREE PRESS subscriber Chris Paluti contacted AFP’s newsroom to explain his story, in the hopes that a national newspaper would publish and help expose the sordid side of this 21st Century ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ tale, taking part in the Keystone State, where the oil and gas boom of the early 20th Century all began.

Apr 08 11:30

Corporate Media Continues Vaccine Protection Racket

Amanda Warren
Activist Post

The latest video from MSNBC almost speaks for itself in its corporate desperation to acknowledge the story about restaurant chain Chili's supporting an autism charity that is anti-vaccine, though later backing down, while simultaneously jumping all over the vaccine-autism link as a discredited conspiracy theory. It must be seen to be believed...

Apr 08 11:20

The Best Type of Milk for Your Anti-Aging Diet

For years, we’ve been told that cow’s milk and dairy products must be part of a healthy anti-aging diet, and these claims have mostly been based on one nutrient: calcium. Without it, how could we maintain strong bones or avoid osteoporosis as we age? The truth is that we can get calcium from a plethora of plant-based foods in our anti-aging diet, including kale, spinach, collard greens, broccoli, and sesame seeds.

The famous Food Guide pyramids have been telling you that milk and dairy are an essential part of a complete and balanced diet, but a lot of people don’t realize that, in order to ensure that you’re truly aging well, you may need to adjust the milk component of your anti-aging diet.

Apr 08 10:09

Toxic Combo of Roundup and Fertilizers Blamed for Tens of Thousands of Deaths

The public's appreciation of the toxicity of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto's broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—is still limited, despite highly damning research being published.

The fact that Monsanto marketed Roundup as "environmentally friendly" and "biodegradable" probably has a lot to do with this general lack of insight.

More people are apt to remember the Roundup commercial than recall the fact that Monsanto was twice found guilty of false advertising of this herbicide. In 2009, a French court again upheld these earlier convictions.

Mounting evidence shows that glyphosate is FAR more toxic than anyone previously suspected, both alone and in combination with other additives (as in the case of Roundup), or in combination with other agricultural chemicals and/or heavy metals.

Apr 08 09:40

Antimicrobial products promote bacteria buildup in human noses

An antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses where it promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and could predispose some people to infection. Researchers at the University of Michigan report their findings this week in a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology...

Apr 08 08:12

Is Convenience Creating Hazards In The Digital Age?

Kate Voss
Activist Post

Home automation technology: is it an asset or a liability? Alternately referred to as “The Internet of Things,” such systems allow homeowners to control multiple devices within their house, which communicate with each other via wireless technology. However egalitarian this may sound, it’s worth noting that such systems do pose multiple security risks...

Apr 08 04:57

China Rejects Another shipment of GMO Animal Feed trying to be slipped in. 601,000 tons rejected last year.

China is not accepting GMO corn/feed/food in any way. They rejected another shipment that tried to be slipped in for animal feed from the U.S.

Last year they rejected 601,000 tons of GMO corn. This shipment was 21,800 tons of corn from the U.S.

Why is it the U.S. is about the only country that allows GMO food? Why haven't our 'leaders' protected us as the leaders protect their citizens in other countries. The other countries even protect their animals. Yet the U.S. allows the poison of GMO corn and food and won't even require it to be labeled?

Apr 07 15:13

10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health

by Arjun Walia

Over the past few years, a number of countries have completely banned GMOs and the pesticides that go along with them, and they are doing so for a reason.

The latest country to consider a complete ban is Russia after top government scientists recommended at least a 10-year ban.

The truth is, we don’t know enough about GMOs to deem them safe for human consumption. Believe it or not the very first commercial sale of them was only twenty years ago. There is no possible way that our health authorities can test all possible combinations on a large enough population, over a long enough period of time to be able to say with absolute certainty that they are harmless.

There are a multitude of credible scientific studies that clearly demonstrate why GMOs should not be consumed, and more are emerging every year. There are also a number of scientists all around the world who oppose them...

Apr 07 14:00

flashback: Russia Cuts Off Gas Deliveries to Ukraine

January 1, 2009 MOSCOW — In the face of mounting economic troubles, Russia cut off deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine on Thursday after Ukraine rejected the Kremlin’s demands for a sharp increase in gas prices.

A similar reduction in supplies to Ukraine in 2006 caused a drop in pressure throughout Europe’s integrated natural gas pipeline system and led to shortages in countries as far away as Italy and France.

Apr 07 13:58

flashback: Europe Readier Than Before

Thu Feb 2, 2012
WRAPUP 1-Europe readier than before as Russia gas flows slow
* Supply cuts affect Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Austria
* Echoes of 2009'S Russia-Ukraine gas dispute emerge
* Slovakia reports 30 percent cut in gas supply
* German utility says supplies ample

Several European countries reported reduced flows of Russian gas on Thursday, as bitter cold caused soaring demand, and although overall supplies were adequate the issue had echoes of a 2009 crisis caused by tensions between Moscow and Ukraine.

The European Union's executive Commission has said supplies to Italy via the Austrian border are down by a tenth. Poland reported a 7 percent decline, and Slovakia said it suffered a 30 percent drop.

Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom voiced surprise, saying it was sending as much gas as it could spare to Europe and that Ukraine, across which the fuel flows through pipelines, must be taking more than its contracted share.

Ukraine flatly rejected the suggestion, saying it was only taking its allocated share.

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Apr 07 10:47

Airline removes “offensive” ad about “never losing a plane”

One of Asia’s most popular airlines was forced to remove an in-flight magazine which claimed that their pilots would “never lose a plane”.

Apr 07 10:28

CBS' '60 Minutes' admits to faking Tesla car noise

What is it about Tesla and its ability to make major media outlets look like fools?

The latest example came a week ago today when CBS' 60 Minutes aired a report on Tesla and its amazing electric car. It was basically the kind of coverage that any automaker would kill to have (and must have left flummoxed General Motors executives wondering why they never got it for the plug-in Chevrolet Volt).

Just one problem: As the Associated Press reported, a CBS editor made what is being called an "audio error" in dubbing the sound of a loud traditional car engine over footage of the much quieter Tesla electric car. The Model is whisper quiet, no matter how hard you push it.

Auto website Jalopnik broke the story of the fake sound and CBS was in retreat all week.

Apr 06 22:21

African Center for Biosafety orders Monsanto to stop making false claims about GMOs | Intellihub News HOME NEWS-FEED MULTI-MEDIA BLOGS OPINION REVIEWS WORLD African Center for Biosafety orders Monsanto to stop making false claims about GMOs

Since the 1970s Monsanto has falsely advertised their products – from insecticides to DDT, even when independent research proved how vile these substances truly were. DDT was eventually banned, overturning Monsanto’s then claims, that the substance was ‘safe.’ It now seems that the African Center for Biosafety is among the clear-headed, realizing that Monsanto’s GMO crops are nothing but another false advertising campaign gone amuck.

Apr 06 22:18

Shocking facts about the deindustrialization of America that everyone should know

How long can America continue to burn up wealth? How long can this nation continue to consume far more wealth than it produces?

Apr 06 22:02

How water will be used to subjugate America

Let’s assume for a moment that in the unlikely event that the Ukrainian crisis is mitigated without escalating into World War III, we have another dire set of circumstances which have been created that will force the world into conflict

Apr 06 17:15

New Study Links Risk of Developing Lung Cancer to Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer

by Jeffrey Green

While mainstream medicine continues to denigrate alternative cancer treatment such as cannabis and an array of natural treatments, radiation and chemotherapy continue to be presented as the sole routes to beating the horror of cancer. New research presented in Vienna, Austria backs up the concern of many natural health practitioners about the consequences of the radiotherapy approach...

"These results show that the risk of second lung cancer after radiotherapy in early breast cancer patients is associated with the delivered dose to the lung," said Dr Grantzau...

Apr 06 12:54

Recall: Something nastier than normal lurks in Tyson chicken nuggets

Just in case chicken “nuggets” aren’t disgusting enough, now Tyson has been forced to recall more than 75,000 pounds of the melded poultry parts because of “extraneous material”

Apr 06 10:16

Glyphosate/Roundup & Human Male Infertility

There is already evidence that glyphosate is an endocrine disrupting chemical (see later), but the extent of the problem is far greater than it appears. Different glyphosate formulations vary in toxicity, mainly because some of them contain adjuvants that are either toxic by themselves, or else exert synergistic effects with glyphosate. It has long been known that Monsanto’s formulation Roundup, the most widely used glyphosate herbicide, is far more damaging than glyphosate itself (reviewed in [5] Ban GMOs Now, ISIS special report).

Apr 06 08:57

Government Agencies Battle Over Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

The dangers to people (especially pregnant women and children) of Wi-Fi and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from cell phones and various "smart" devices are quickly becoming a non-debate to anyone who has investigated the reams of studies available.

However, there is also mounting evidence that these dangers extend to wildlife as cell towers are becoming more prevalent, deeper into previously non-explored areas.

This potential threat to wildlife appears to be such that it has sparked an attack by the Department of the Interior against the FCC for what they claim are outdated standards...

Apr 06 08:54

Recall: Something Even Nastier than Usual Lurks in Tyson Chicken Nuggets

Just in case chicken "nuggets" aren't disgusting enough, now Tyson has been forced to recall more than 75,000 pounds of the melded poultry parts because of "extraneous material".

Due to an issue with some of the processing equipments, consumers may find a little something extra in their "nuggets" - little bits of plastic.

Apr 05 23:13

ABN Amro Ex-CEO found dead

A mere two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, Bloomberg reports that the former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after a possible “family tragedy.”

Apr 05 08:38

Insurance payouts to family members of MH370 continue in exchange for waivers

Waivers have been accepted and insurance payouts have already been made surrounding the missing Malaysian airliner

Apr 05 04:15

Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism

Waking Times

Three decades ago, when I was still in medical school, autism affected one in 10,000 children.1, 2 What changed between then and now to cause one in 50 children3 to become autistic?

Apr 04 19:29

Rare skin infection outbreak spreads in NYC

Skin infection causing lesions, pain and swelling to the hands and arms and even difficulty moving fingers spreads rapidly through NYC

Apr 04 15:33

Millions face hunger as deadly fungus decimates global banana crop

Scientists have warned that the world’s banana crop, worth £26 billion and a crucial part of the diet of more than 400 million people, is facing “disaster” from virulent diseases immune to pesticides or other forms of control.

Apr 04 14:21

Creepy! Are Cereal Box Characters Designed to Make Eye Contact With Your Children?

If you needed another reason to avoid taking your children down the cereal aisle at the grocery store, here it is: insidious cereal box characters seem to be trying to make eye contact with your kiddos.

While it’s no surprise that marketing techniques like product package design and placement in stores are used to attract buyers, some methods are more exploitative than others. Directing advertising to adults who understand marketing tactics and have the ability to make informed decisions is quite different than employing psychology-based tricks designed to lure innocent kids into brand loyalty.

Apr 04 11:00

Electric Company was here today trying to put a Smart Meter on my home. I said Refused to allow him to do so.

I just got a knock on my door. It appears Smart Meters have come to my area. I have already called the company in the past, telling them I will never accept a smart meter. That was a couple of years ago.

A man rang my doorbell and when I opened the door, I saw him standing there with a meter in his hand. I immediately said "If you are here to put a smart meter on my house, I am absolutely refusing to have one put on."

Apr 04 00:10

Is Cereal Staring at Your Kids?

A new study from Cornell University finds that the “spokes-characters” on cereals marketed to kids are routinely designed so their eyes are shifted 9.6 degrees down.

That's the perfect angle to make eye contact with a child standing in the aisle.

Apr 03 14:48

Would Bankruptcy Protect You from Being Prosecuted for Murder? Then Why Are GM and Its Officers Getting Immunity for Deaths That They Could Have Prevented for $1 per Car?

It should be obvious by now that corporations have more rights than humans in the United States, but GM’s corporate and executive immunity from civil and criminal liability and prosecution for putting shareholder value ahead of safety is mind boggling; that there is even a debate about this is insane

Apr 03 13:03

Shouldn't GM Get the Death Penalty for 57 Cent Premeditated Murder?

Executives at General Motors have answered the age-old question of how much is a life worth.

A life is worth 57 cents.

Earlier this week, newly installed General Motors CEO Mary Barra was on Capitol Hill, testifying before Congressabout GM's recall of nearly 2.6 million vehicles because of a faulty ignition switch, a problem that has caused the deaths of at least 13 people.

Apr 03 10:09

Cell Phone Industry Beats Public Health Concern in Maine

And an opportunity presents itself...

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

In a case study of political influence over science and a concern for public health, the following story stands near the top.

The dangers of Wi-Fi and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from cell phones and various "smart" devices are quickly becoming a non-debate to anyone who has investigated the reams of studies available.

For starters, please see "34 Scientific Studies Showing Adverse Health Effects From Wi-Fi," then have a look at "First Study on 4G/LTE Cell Phone Radiation Shows It Affects Brain Activity."

No doubt it was the type of information presented in these two articles alone that has led to pressure from concerned citizens in Maine.

Then the cell phone lobby showed up...

Apr 03 10:08

Police cadets in New Mexico trained to have “warrior mentality” and to use more deadly force

The face of evil IMHO! This is why all the police murders of Americans by APD!

The director said he'd rather burn his curriculum than disclose it to the media. NEW MEXICO — All new police cadets will be trained to use more deadly force — not less — thanks to a new curriculum by director of the state’s Law Enforcement Academy. Cadets are being trained by the former Army Colonel to have a “warrior mentality” with a strong emphasis on “Officer Survival.” The cadet program, which has also been shortened by six full weeks, leaves cadets more paranoid and more prone to use deadly force, critics say.

Jack Jones, a retired Army colonel, was granted sole authority by the LEA over the training curriculum given to all of New Mexico’s new recruits. He says the old model was too restrictive with the use of deadly force.

“Evil has come to the state of New Mexico. Evil has come to the Southwest. Evil has come to the United States,” Jones said to the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Apr 03 09:43

Global Power Structures: Masterlist of 1,150 NGOs and 300 Key People in Them

"[Think tanks] exert definite and even considerable influence on the process of elaborating and making political decisions. It is connected with the fact that ... leaders of such centers have as a rule personal close links with the [government]. Second, the centers are created in order to prepare and adopt the major political decisions in the shade, far from public. Third, such analytical and expert centers really accumulate the best intellectual forces of the country and fourth, not always but rather often, the centers were founded simply to provide jobs to [retired] politicians."

Notice that Henry Kissinger is first on the list with 104 known associations.

Apr 03 06:42

Over 30 Percent of Breast Cancer Cases Are Misdiagnosed, Causing Unnecessary Treatment

Waking Times

Mammography is one of the biggest diagnostic scams used by the cancer industry to recruit patients out of thin air. Routine mammograms cause unnecessary procedures, especially toxic chemotherapy and over-treatment, ultimately accelerating death. Moreover, screening has had no impact on breast cancer deaths among women leading more health experts to question why this invasive diagnostic tool is used at all.

Apr 02 13:43

Starbucks apologizes for satanic foam art in teacher’s coffee

Starbucks headquarters has issued a public apology after a teacher received a coffee with satanic art depicted in the foam

Apr 02 13:18

Microsoft Windows Enters The Internet of Things Surveillance Matrix

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

Following other behemoth tech companies IBM, AT&T and Google, Microsoft has finally come along to state their intentions for promoting The Internet of Things.

Where Google sees adding robotic intelligence to every home, and the IBM/AT&T global partnership is to ensure that no home, appliance, or gadget is left behind, Microsoft's Windows on Devices aims to offer its proprietary operating system to engage users on an already familiar platform...

Apr 02 11:01

New law could target parents who drink alcohol in front of kids as child abusers

A new law in the UK which will criminalize the “emotional abuse” of children could target parents who drink alcohol in front of their children as child abusers, giving the state an opportunity to snatch kids on the flimsiest of pretexts, with parents being punished with up to ten years in jail

Apr 02 10:11

Congress Investigates 13 GM Car Deaths but Ignores Thousands of Vaccine Deaths

by Catherine J. Frompovich

If Congress grilled the CEO of General Motors on April 1st, 2014 because of 13 deaths resulting from a faulty ignition switch [1] in its cars over ten or more years, when will Congress investigate Big Pharma and vaccine makers about all the deaths attributed to and apparently caused by vaccines? ...

Apr 02 09:41

GM avoided redesigning deadly defective switch in 2005 to save money

General Motors Co in 2005 decided not to change an ignition switch eventually linked to the deaths of at least 13 people because it would have added about a dollar to the cost of each car, according to an internal GM document provided to U.S. congressional investigators.

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce released the documents on Tuesday as lawmakers asked CEO Mary Barra why GM failed to recall 2.6 million cars until more than a decade after it first noticed a switch problem that could cut off engines and disable airbags, power steering and power brakes.

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette cited a 2005 GM document that she said showed a cost of 57 cents per fix.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, maimed or dead people because we didn't make the switch?!? People don't matter: only profits matter,so we don't care how many people died or got maimed for life!!" - Official GM Souse.

Apr 02 09:31

So Many Ways Corporations Kill People

This blog isn't really about health care and the need for an improved and expanded Medicare for all for life system, as my writings normally are. But it is about corporate greed and willful disregard for the lives of millions of people. Today I am angry about how GM put me and everyone who rode in my car in danger even as my husband remained loyal to the US car maker.

Apr 02 09:02

Monsanto aliens

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

They don’t need to come from another galaxy. They’re aliens.

Their mindset is a combination of “let’s see what happens when we experiment on everybody without knowing what we’re doing” and “let’s wall ourselves off from life and compartmentalize our souls and act like soldiers taking over the Earth.”

This IS alien. Mega-corporate is alien to life. It thrives on machine existence. It gains its strength from acting like a machine. A machine that spouts lies at every opportunity to advance its agenda...

Apr 02 08:27

The Price Of Human Life, According To GM

I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested and made to pay for their pre-meditated decision to take human lives for a lousy ten bucks. The executives at GM knew for 13 years that their cars had a defective ignition switch that would, well, kill people. But they did a "cost-benefit analysis" and concluded that paying off the deceased's relatives was going to be cheaper than having to install a $10 part per car. They then covered up their findings and continued to let millions drive around with the defective part in their cars. There would be no recalls. There would only be parents and the decapitated body parts of their dead children. See the USA in your Chevrolet. In 2007 a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration official recommended a formal investigation but was overruled by others in Bush's "business-friendly" Transportation Department.

Apr 02 00:53

97 Percent of The Time, Chemotherapy Does Not Work And Continues To Be Used Only For One Reason

Waking Times

Doctors and pharmaceutical companies make money from it. That’s the only reason chemotherapy is still used. Not because it’s effective, decreases morbidity, mortality or diminishes any specific cancer rates. In fact, it does the opposite. Chemotherapy boosts cancer growth and long-term mortality rates. Most chemotherapy patients either die or are plagued with illness within 10-15 years after treatment. It destroys their immune system, increases neuro-cognitive decline, disrupts endocrine functioning and causes organ and metabolic toxicities. Patients basically live in a permanent state of disease until their death. The cancer industry marginalizes safe and effective cures while promoting their patented, expensive, and toxic remedies whose risks far exceed any benefit. This is what they do best, and they do it because it makes money, plain and simple.

Apr 02 00:52

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yes.

Apr 02 00:51

Soy-Based Formula Linked To Seizures In Children

Waking Times

Phytoestrogens in soy-based formulas are known to carry greater risks than benefits for infants. Babies fed soy-based formula had 13,000 to 22,0000 times more isoflavones in their blood than babies fed milk-based formula. New data published in PLoS One shows that consumption of soy formula may also be associated with a higher rate of seizures in children.

Apr 01 19:26

GMOs make animals seriously ill - Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini

In a new interview, Seralini vows he will republish the GMO maize and Roundup study retracted by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.

Meanwhile the scientists' sign-on statement opposing the retraction on scientific as well as ethical grounds has gathered 170 signatures. Here's what one scientist said:

"The suppression of scientific evidence for commercial gain should be punishable by criminal charges. The tobacco companies got away with this for nearly 30 years before the world woke up to the problem, and even then the response was insufficient. The risks posed by the epigenetic response of plant DNA to foreign genes is potentially catastrophic, and the precautionary principle should apply. Censoring science is playing with peoples lives."

- Dr Bob Abell, Member/originator, "Scientists Concerned and Informed on the Environment Speak Out", Kanata, Ont., Canada

Apr 01 18:41

Alberta student’s science project finds high radiation levels in grocery-store seafood

Alberta (Canada) high-school student Bronwyn Delacruz loves sushi, but became concerned last summer after learning how little food inspection actually takes place on some of its key ingredients.

The Grade 10 student from Grande Prairie said she was shocked to discover that, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods for radiation in 2012.

So, she decided to carry out her own tests.

Armed with a $600 Geiger counter bought by her dad, Delacruz studied a variety of seafoods – particularly seaweeds – as part of an award-winning science project that she will take to a national fair next month.

“Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination, which is 1,450 counts over a 10-minute period,” she said. “Some of my samples came up as 1,700 or 1,800.”

Apr 01 15:02

Kids Can't Identify Apples in Fast Food Meals

Are children really not able to identify apples and milk anymore?

Apr 01 11:58

The GM ignition scandal and the case for public ownership

New evidence is emerging on a daily basis of a systematic cover-up by General Motors and government regulators of an ignition switch defect known to be potentially fatal. Reports in the press point to dozens, if not hundreds, of needless deaths resulting from management’s determination to save money and prevent a recall.

Apr 01 11:41

DuPont pedophilia story goes viral in mainstream media

DuPont heir sparks outrage by avoiding jail time after confessing to the molestation of two of his own children, because a judge ruled he “will not fare well” in prison

Apr 01 09:29

New Video Exposes Smart Meter Tyranny

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

The pushback against Smart Meter technology is ramping up in any area where they have disgraced people's homes. Despite assurances from "authorities," the evidence is mounting that not only are Smart Meters an economic fraud and an invasion of privacy, they are a serious health hazard. In fact, a major physicians group has gone on record imploring utility companies for the right to opt-out based on pre-existing health conditions and/or specific sensitivity to smart meters' RF microwave radiation and dirty electricity that can trigger cancer and heart disease among a host of other debilitating maladies.

However, the Smart Meter agenda is a very aggressive one, as you will see in the video "Punitive Power"...

Apr 01 07:47

Bio-War In Progress?

Medicine has a long tradition of handling epidemics according to their severity. I got into health care when AIDS was discovered. I was being taught how to handle a quarantine, and waiting for the quarantine to be declared. It never was. Now we have AIDS all over the globe.
Ebola, even the less virulent strains, REQUIRE quarantine, according to the medical procedures I was taught. As with AIDS, this COULD be contained, or it could be allowed to run its course through the population.
This is a LIHOP.

Apr 01 06:50

Sri Lanka Bans Monsanto Herbicide Citing Deadly Link To Kidney Disease

by Arjun Walia

Sri Lanka has decided to completely ban glyphosate from their country; it’s the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. In doing so they join a growing list of countries that have/are doing the same. The ban comes out of concern that the chemical may be linked to a fatal kidney disease that could kill agricultural workers. Glyphosate was patented as a herbicide by Monsanto in the early 1970s, and it is the most widely used herbicide in the world...

Mar 31 18:01

Teenagers are smoking coffee to get high

Due to strict laws on illegal drugs, teenagers are turning to more dangerous household products to get high

Mar 31 17:02

Partner of MH370 passenger acuses governments of cover up on BBC

In a BBC interview, the partner of missing passenger says that the MH370 flight was stolen and taken to an undisclosed location, due to the number of high-profile passengers aboard with ties to defense contractors.

Mar 31 09:40

HPV Vaccine Harms Have Japanese Demanding No More HPV Vaccinations

by Catherine J. Frompovich

Categorically, there’s a demonstrable difference regarding HPV vaccine damage from HPV vaccines {Gardasil® (Merck & Co.) and Cervarix® (GlaxoSmithKline) [1]} in the Japanese population as compared with comparable damages in the USA, especially at government and scientific levels. The evidence to support that remark is confirmed by an international symposium and public forum that took place in Tokyo (February 25-26, 2014) under the auspices of The Researchers’ Organization Sounding a Warning concerning the Adverse Reactions induced by Human Papillomavirus Vaccines...

Mar 31 07:47

Is Roundup Weedkiller A Brain-Damaging Neurotoxin?

Waking Times

A new study reveals a hitherto unknown mechanism behind how the world’s most popular GMO herbicide harms the brain.

Mar 31 07:45

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

Mar 31 07:43

The Cashless Society Almost Here And With Some Very Sinister Implications

Waking Times

Among the long list of items bundled by consensus reality merchants under the banner of ‘conspiracy theory’, is a world without cash – where technocrats rule over the populace, and everything and anything is exchanged via plastic and RFID chips.

Mar 31 00:31

Proof that Maryland Courts and Judge Mickey Norman Hate Video Cameras and Violate the First Amendment.

Monday, March 31, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Explain Why Maryland Courts Hate Video Cameras and Violate the First Amendment.

This is a long story... but basically we see a common thread when it comes to Maryland Courts, and that thread is disturbing at its core: The Court does not encourage any sort of video presence because its Judges (such as ex-cop Mickey Norman) are too busy helping the banksters in their mission to cover up the years of fraud and deceit that have been foisted onto the American and Word Public.

Mar 30 20:53

Microsoft Ending Support For Windows XP On April 8 2014

About a third of the computers connected to the web are still using the Windows XP operating system, including ATMs. On April 8 2014, the company is ending all technical support for the those users. It means the computers could be vulnerable to viruses, and hackers.

Mar 30 20:17

The Case of Farmer Mark Baker & Real Food Freedom

Peter Kennedy, President and founding Board Member of the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund discusses the legal case of Farmer Mark Baker. A farmer who was suing the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over the legality of its swine Invasive Species Order. He also gets into raw milk, and food raids; How everyone is affected by food freedom, and the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund itself.

Mar 30 20:04

Bloomberg Editor Quits After Story Censored for Fear of Reprisal from China

Ex-Bloomberg editor Ben Richardson on why he decided to leave the company in response to the censoring of his news story about corruption in the Chinese government.

Mar 30 20:02

Migrant Workers Dying In Shocking Numbers In Qatar

After visiting labor camps near the Qatari capital of Doha, an international federation of trade unions has issued a blistering report chronicling the labor and human rights abuses unfolding in the host country of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Drawing on data from the Indian and Nepalese embassies, the International Trade Union Confederation estimates that 4,000 more workers could die before the World Cup gets underway in 2022 if the workforce grows as expected.

Mar 30 17:33

GMO truck crashes in Australia: Senator says it ‘should be treated a serious biohazard’

A truck filled with genetically modified canola overturned in the WA Great Southern region of Australia and a Senator and agricultural official of the green political party came forward to say the crash needs to be treated as a “serious biohazard”:

Mar 30 16:35

Jay Z now has 100 problems after logo-maker files $7M deposition

Dwayne Walker, creator of the well-known Roc-A-Fella Records logo, was recently granted permission by Manhattan Federal Judge Ronald Ellis to move forth with his $7 million lawsuit, opening up a whole new can of worms for the multi-talented Jay Z (Shawn Carter) and Damon Dash his former business partner.

Mar 30 15:23

U.S. Regulators Declined Full Inquiry Into G.M. Ignition Flaws, Memo Shows

Federal safety regulators decided not to initiate a formal investigation of problems with the ignition switches of Chevrolet Cobalts and other cars even after an investigative group reported that it knew about 29 complaints, four fatal crashes and 14 field reports that showed the problem was preventing air bags from deploying, according to a memo released by House investigators on Sunday.
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-A House subcommittee will open hearings on Tuesday,
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-The findings about the complaints and crashes appeared in a PowerPoint presentation dated Nov. 17, 2007, found among the 6,000 pages of documents submitted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in answer to a request by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

But officials at the safety agency’s Office of Defects Investigation, to whom the presentation was given, told committee staff investigators that “the panel did not identify any discernible trend and decided not to pursue a more formal investigation.”
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-“The problems persisted over a decade, the red flags were many, and yet those responsible failed to connect the dots.”
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-“although we have had the documents for less than a week, they paint an unsettling picture.”

Mar 30 14:33

Mainstream sewer and the real media

While sharp looking guys on TV are transmitting the state approved “news’’ readily packaged for public consumption, the American people are waking up to the televised lies and mechanized deception of so-called mainstream media.

Mar 30 14:30

Malaysia says there is sealed MH370 “evidence” that cannot be made public

Malaysian officials told relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that there was sealed evidence, which will not be made public.

Mar 30 10:26

Busted: 525 Beach Street Revere Toxic Runoff to Storm Drain.

I have never sworn at anyone on the phone.... but they've earned it.

28 March 2014

Contaminated Runoff to Storm Drain in Revere at 525 Beach Street: KingCast and Clifford Pisano are Going to Nail the Dirty Neighborhood Developers to the Wall.

Note: Movie and lawsuit coming over the weekend. Clifford and his friends in Revere are working the lawsuit bit and I'm doing the movie. We're gonna get you dirty-assed motherfuckers. Wait for the lawsuit bitches. Threaten to arrest me when I come to your office, Counselor Novoselsky slapping my camera, fuck all of you, and you can quote me on that. See my father, when he worked as an environmental chemist in toxicology residue he couldn't say those things but I can, and I will.

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2013/05/peace-from-current-and-og...
So once again: Fuck. You.
With All My Heart,
Sincerely,
Christopher King, J.D.

Mar 21 15:32

Make The Move To Linux!

It's time to leave Bill Gates and Microsoft in the trash heap of history!
For any newbies out there and there are millions of you I am going to make some recommendations.
First Linux Mint with Cinnamon,XFCE or MATE desktops.
Secondly Zorin OS 8
Thirdly Ubuntu,Xubuntu or Lubuntu.
All for beginners. Good luck!
xubuntu.org

www.linuxmint.com

zorin-os.com

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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The Arctic Beacon
www.arcticbeacon.com/articles/19-Jan-2007.htmlCached - Similar
the link doesn't work..Hmmm?
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?

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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!

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