Nov 30 18:00

WTF America? 2015 Black Friday Videos Show How the US Has Lost Its Humanity

If Americans got as upset over the crimes of their government as they do over cheap plastic goods with built-in obsolescence, we would have colonized Mars by now.

Nov 30 14:13

Info on 5 million VTech customers and kids exposed in breach

Kid’s technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers.

Nov 30 14:09

Bankers Reap Forfeited Souls As Millions Turn to Prostitution: “Viagra Costs 4x The Cost of P***y”

At one level, it pure economics. The Greek people have been squeezed. Their economy has been sold at auction, and everything is breaking down. In tandem, Greece is seeing a spike in prostitution at such a skyrocketing rate and a shocking decline of human value:

Paul Craig Roberts writes:

The plummeting living standards forced on the Greek people by German chancellor Merkel and the European banks have forced large numbers of young Greek women into prostitution. The large increase in the supply of women offering sexual services has dropped the price to 4 euros an hour. That’s $4.24, enough for a cheese pie or a sandwich, the value that bankster-imposed austerity has placed on an hour’s use of a woman’s body. The half hour price is $2.12. They don’t even get the minimum wage.


Nov 30 11:00

7 holiday scams and how to protect yourself

More than half of shoppers (52%) are concerned about identity theft this holiday season, according to a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers by the credit union TransUnion. And they should be: The holiday season is prime time for scammers and identity thieves who hope to cash out as people become preoccupied with gift-buying, festivities and travel.

Here are seven scams and ways you can avoid being suckered:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And all of them clearly beyond the ability of the NSA to find and stop!

Nov 30 10:22


Drone delivery is coming, and faster than most think. Time Magazine disagrees. Time proclaims Here’s Why Drone Delivery Won’t Be Reality Any Time Soon Time notes the FAA will not have anything to do with autonomous deliveries other than line-of-sight, but I expect regulations will be worked out soon enough. Countries like Canada and the UK are ahead of the US in addressing regulations, and history suggests that such pressure and demand from consumers is all it will take to get the US to catch up.

Nov 30 08:59

Former CIA Deputy Director gives stunning reason why Obama has not attacked ISIS’ oil infrastructure

As we pointed out a week ago, even before the downing of the Russian jet by a Turkish F-16, the most important question that nobody had asked about ISIS is where is the funding for the terrorist organization coming from, and more importantly, since everyone tacitly knows where said funding is coming from (as we have revealed in an ongoing series of posts “Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President“, “How Turkey Exports ISIS Oil To The World: The Scientific Evidence” and “ISIS Oil Trade Full Frontal: “Raqqa’s Rockefellers”, Bilal Erdogan, KRG Crude, And The Israel Connection“)

Nov 30 07:39

Report: VW execs knew about fuel economy, emissions cheating a year ago

Volkswagen's outgoing CEO, Martin Winterkorn, knew about the company's emissions and fuel economy cheating a full year before they became public knowledge, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reports.

The newspaper reports that VW stopped selling the Polo TDI BlueMotion back in spring 2015 because it had discovered that its actual fuel economy was 18 percent below its official rating. At the time, VW claimed that it pulled the Polo because of "subdued demand."

Bild, citing "sources close to Winterkorn," says that Winterkorn knew about this fuel economy discrepancy back in spring 2015. Furthermore, Bild says that VW's top executives knew about fuel economy and emissions issues with its other cars a year ago.

Nov 29 19:30

Cooking With Chlorinated Water May Harm Your Health

Waking Times

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Nanjing University in China have presented study results showing that cooking with chloraminated water potentially creates and puts harmful toxins into food, especially when the food is cooked with iodized table salt.

Nov 29 16:23

NASA-funded study: Over 32 advanced civilizations have collapsed before us, and we’re next in line

Empires Rise, they peak, they decline, they collapse, this is the cycle of history. This historical pattern has formed and is already underway in many parts of the world, including the United States.

Nov 29 08:38

ADHD Drug Ritalin® Reviewed By The Cochrane Library

This is a “heads up” and “take notice” recommendation for parents whose children routinely are taking the most frequently prescribed ADHD prescription drug Ritalin®. Late in November of 2015, the prestigious Cochrane Library issued its report “Benefits and harms of methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)”, which…

Nov 28 09:20

Walmart worked with Lockheed Martin, FBI to spy on workers fighting for fair wages—but the protests continue

The Analytical Research Center, or ARC, is part of Walmart’s global security division. Ken Senser, a former FBI officer, oversees the entire group. The executive responsible for ARC was Steve Dozier, according to Casey’s testimony. He was director of the Arkansas State Police before he joined Walmart in 2007. “When we received word of potential strikes and disruptive activity on Black Friday 2012, that’s when we started to ask the ARC to work with us,” Casey said during her testimony. “ARC had contracted with Lockheed leading up to Black Friday to help source open social media sites.”

Nov 28 08:43

Jeff Nielson: Silver’s thirty year mystery

Jeff Nielson, Bullion Bulls Canada, recently penned “Thirty Years of Silver Supply Deficit“. After diving into this article I thought it would be a good idea to have Jeff explain some of this to a larger audience. Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report, was the spark for Jeff’s analysis, when Steve penned OFFICIAL RELEASE: World Silver Deficits –12 Years Running Mr. St. Angelo reviewed the past twelve years and that was the missing piece that Jeff needed to tie all of his work together.

Nov 27 10:53

This Company Is Boycotting the Black Friday Madness (And Going Viral): “Spend the Day Outside”

Far too many Americans are trapped inside the consumer-holiday matrix and are desperate for fresh air.

Outdoor retailers REI have sparked a revolution against the Black Friday consumer madness by encouraging people to connect with nature instead of electronics and holiday deals.

The camping, hiking and cycling giant are officially shutting their doors this Black Friday and paying its 12,000 employees for a day off where they can #OptOutside and visit parks or enjoy the Great Outdoors.


Nov 27 07:46

Freezing Cold Thanksgiving Day: Stuck In An Ice Storm In Middle-Of-Nowhere Oklahoma

Imagine you're rolling down the road in a big rig, but you're not the driver- you're in the back, comfortable sleeping in your bed while your wife is driving. Then imagine she shouts your name, waking you up as the 80,000 lb. rig starts to drift uncontrollably on the black ice. That's what happened to me last night on Highway 287 North, just outside of Texas. Happy 'global warming!'

Nov 26 18:55

Volkswagen & Others Cheat Because Regulators Are Toothless and Worse

It’s not just Volkswagen and it’s not just motor manufacturers. The same sort of behaviour can be seen in many other industries -- and of course in the banks as well.

A common feature is the weakness of the regulators. The EPA should be ashamed that it was not they but a small NGO that discovered what Volkswagen were up to. Where was the EPA when this was going on? They seem to have seen their role as purely bureaucratic: the manufacturer would have its vehicles tested at a testing station of their own choosing and pass the numbers to the EPA who would tick an appropriate box. Had the EPA been doing the tests themselves, someone might have wondered about the results just as John German of the ICCT did [1].

Nov 26 14:26

Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey Prices Have Skyrocketed to All-Time High

That’s right. Just like just about everything else, Thanksgiving turkeys have never been more expensive ever in the history of the holiday in the U.S.

Nov 26 14:01

Here’s Why Americans Should Rename “Thanksgiving” to “Black Friday Eve”

America is stuck in a loop of war and empire. However, most people are not aware of this loop as they remain distracted by establishment tricks of race-baiting, fear-mongering, modern-day bread and circus, and a pharmacologically-induced haze of consumerism.

Nov 25 17:11

New Study Shows Why You Should Never Use Tap Water In Your Humidifiers And Diffusers

There are between 80,000 – 120,000 products with industrial chemicals and heavy metals that are virtually unregulated – to which the modern world is now exposed. One glass of tap water can contain 12 major chemicals and heavy metals, plus hundreds of other toxic residues that seep into the water tables…

Nov 25 16:35

Black Friday: The threat from within

I don’t mean to sound uncaring or cold-hearted this is just another sign of our derelict society.

Who is the bigger threat, ISIS or the people stampeding at the local super-center on black Friday?

Nov 25 16:20

The Grinch that stole Christmas

The usual holiday cheer that underpins the throngs of shoppers may be missing this season.

Nov 25 12:57

China Opening “The World’s Biggest Animal Cloning Factory”

The world’s biggest animal “cloning factory” is due to open in China, producing one million calves a year, sniffer dogs and even genetic copies of the family pet.

Nov 25 12:50

The Iodine Crisis

The Iodine Crisis by Lynne Farrow (Book Review)

After I retired from radiology and returned to clinical medicine in 2004, I attended medical meetings and listened to David Brownstein MD and George Flechas MD speaking about the health benefits of Iodine supplementation.

Iodine is the answer to fibrocystic breast disease. Iodine is the answer for breast cancer prevention. Iodine is the answer I should have been giving to all the women over the years I worked in the hospital X-ray department, but didn’t.

So I am making up for it now.
(* )

Nov 24 14:27

‘Online book burning’ has begun, author claims ‘censorship’

Jim Fetzer, Ph.D., the author of the controversial book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook is calling Amazon’s alleged censorship of his book “absurd.” Fetzer claims the company approved his book for publication back in October then later reserved their right to remove it from their website once it became a “sensation.”

Nov 24 13:18

Big Sugar And Corn Refiners Association Collide In Settlement Over “Corn Sugar” Name

A group of sugar companies and corn refiners said Friday that they settled a false advertising court battle over the refiners’ attempt to call high fructose corn syrup “corn sugar.” The Sugar Association, Western Sugar Cooperative and other sugar companies sued Corn Refiners Association and corn refining companies in…

Nov 24 12:48

Coca-Cola’s Five Darkest Secrets

Coca-Cola is increasingly criticized for its use of unhealthy ingredients and poor business practices. In spite of its increasingly bad reputation, some details of its operations remain little-known. Here are five of Coke’s darkest secrets..

Nov 24 06:40

What's inside a "Hello Barbie" surveillance toy?

Mattel's Hello Barbie has a microphone and a wifi interface, and it transmits the phrases it hears to a central server in order to parse them and formulate a response. Mattel claims that the data isn't being retained or harvested for marketing purposes, and assures parents that they can make Barbie stopping eavesdropping on them at will. But does it work? Somerset Recon has done a teardown on a Hello Barbie, examining its components and dumping its firmware. Part one of their report is online now, and it's a little dry: Hello Barbie has some standard IoT chips -- a sound codec, a wifi card, etc -- but until Somerset posts their analysis of the firmware dump, this is pretty preliminary stuff.

Nov 23 19:27

Big Insurance's Health-Care Scam for the Holidays

Last week, UnitedHealthcare (UHC), the country's largest health insurance company, announced that it was considering leaving the health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It claimed that it was losing money on the plans it offers in the exchange, so it might decide to give up this market.

Nov 23 13:43

The Cruel Piracy And SynBio Behind Stevia-Based Sweeteners

A new report highlights a number of problems associated with the cultivation of Stevia-based sweeteners, including the violation of the rights of indigenous peoples. Over the last several years there has been an increase in individuals opting out of the use of traditional sugar as a sweetener in favor of…

Nov 23 07:33

Processed Meats Join Tobacco and Asbestos as Top Cancer Risks

Waking Times

In October 2015, a team of 22 scientists from ten countries gathered at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), to evaluate the carcinogenicity of the consumption of processed and red meats. Following their evaluation, the Agency placed consuming processed meat, such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and bologna, into the same category of cancer causing activities (Group 1) as tobacco smoking and asbestos exposure. Red meat was categorized in the same group as inorganic lead (Group 2A).

Nov 23 06:48

Ultimate Weapon in Existential Struggle: Using the TPP for Hostile Takeover of Mexican Agriculture

Resisting Monsanto, the world’s largest, most influential GMO giant, is an almost impossible task. The corporation boasts more back channels and revolving doors with national governments and regulators than just about any other company on the planet, not to mention a fearsome army of corporate lawyers and lobbyists. Few countries are more aware of this fact than Mexico, where a small collective of activist groups, scientists, artists and gourmet chefs have been engaged in a titanic legal struggle with Monsanto. Although they keep winning crucial battles, the war is still likely to be won by Monsanto, thanks to one key weapon in its arsenal: the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Nov 22 16:25

The Tiny Pill Fueling Syria's War and Turning Fighters into Superhuman Soldiers

A tiny, highly addictive pill produced in Syria and widely available across the Middle East, its illegal sale funnels hundreds of millions of dollars back into the war-torn country's black-market economy each year, likely giving militias access to new arms, fighters and the ability to keep the conflict boiling . . . .

Nov 22 07:27

Brand-Name Drugs Can Raise Costs Without Boosting Patient Satisfaction

In recent days, presidential candidates and even the American Medical Association have griped about rising drug prices, pointing to brand-name blockbusters with splashy ad campaigns.

When it comes to patient satisfaction, however, there isn't much difference between brands and generics, according to data collected by the website Iodine, which is building a repository of user reviews on drugs.

(*When it comes to US health care;
-Insurance Companies
-Pharmaceutical Companies
patient 'care' doesn't make the top five)

Nov 21 06:51

Insurers tell Walmart they’re not paying Tracy Morgan crash settlements

Walmart’s private fleet has sued a group of insurance companies for refusing to pay the retail giant’s settlements with victims, including actor Tracy Morgan, in the high-profile June 2014 crash on the New Jersey turnpike that left one person dead and several others severely injured. The crash occurred the morning of June 7, 2014, when Walmart driver Kevin Roper allegedly dozed off before rear-ending a Mercedes Sprinter van carrying Morgan, McNair and about half a dozen others. Roper has been charged with vehicular homicide. The National Transportation Safety Board in its review of the crash determined Roper had slept just four hours in the 33 hours preceding the fatal collision. He drove 800 miles in his personal car the night before from Georgia to Delaware before beginning his on-duty time the morning of the crash.

Nov 20 18:34

FDA approves experimental GMO salmon for human consumption despite lack of adequate safety studies

(NaturalNews) Just as we predicted, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has brazenly betrayed the public's trust by approving the world's first genetically modified (GM) animal in direct defiance of science – a transgenic salmon branded "AquAdvantage" that has never been proven safe for human consumption or the natural environment.

Nov 20 17:08

Oil May Plunge to $20, Signalling Economic Disaster: “The Numbers Are Dreadful And Unprecedented”

Dramatic overproduction of oil has become a major tool of geopolitical conflict and a harbinger of impending economic doom.

The world is running out of storage facilities for surging supplies of oil and may soon exhaust tanker space offshore, raising the chances of a violent plunge in crude prices over coming weeks, experts have warned.

Goldman Sachs told clients that the increasing glut of oil on the global market […] could send prices plummeting to $20 a barrel, the so-called ‘cash cost’ that forces drillers to abandon production.


Nov 20 13:07

Trace levels of radioactive cesium-137 from Fukushima now detected in Florida citrus fruits

Radioactive cesium from the 2011 Fukushima disaster is still being detected in citrus and other plants as far away as Florida, according to a report sent to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Nov 20 12:47

In First Ever Animal Case, Feds Approve Unlabeled Genetically Modified Salmon as “Fit for Consumption”

The FDA claims “Frankenfish” won’t harm the environment, endanger human health, or harm natural populations of salmon. This accepted narrative conflicts with the FDA’s own data – derived from AquaBounty’s internal research – which shows the GE fish increases the potential for allergies. And do we really want to eat a fish that contains elevated levels of the growth hormone, IGF-1, linked to prostate, breast and colon cancers?

Nov 20 12:13

Photographer Captures Startling Amount Of Sugar In Everyday Foods

Dealer de Sucre aka “sugar dealer” is a thought-provoking photographer on Instagram using a vivid form of communication. Grams really don’t mean much to a consumer reading a label. It’s a number that the brain can understand logically as just that – a number. Put the amount of sugar in a visual form…

Nov 20 08:21

Apple – it's true: iPad Pro slabs freeze when plugged in to charge

Apple has confirmed its iPad Pro tablets sometimes freeze while recharging.

The Cupertino giant has published a support document acknowledging that its new 12.9-inch tablet has a tendency to lock up when plugged in for a battery charge, requiring a hard reboot to revive it.

This comes after people have been complaining for nearly a week that their new iPad Pros were refusing to wake up when plugged into the charger.

Nov 19 10:45

Dr. Katherine Albrecht Discusses How Cops Are Tracking Truck Drivers Using Their Shopper-Rewards Cards

Dr. Katherine Albrecht discusses the story of how Iowa State Police were given access to customer loyalty cards by retail fuel outlet Pilot FlyingJ. In 2013 we reported on this disgusting company Pilot/Flying J, and how the FBI caught them cheating customers out of untold millions of dollars and then boasting and laughing about it: Their VP was recorded by an FBI informant deriding his naive customers, actually sneering "F---'em early and f---'em often" . The corrupt fuel chain is owned by the family of Tennesse governor Bill Haslam.

Nov 19 07:31

Brace For a Crash: Holiday Spending Hasn’t Been This High Since 2007

Unfortunately, it appears that most Americans are falling back on their old holiday spending habits, even though they probably can’t afford it. According to a recent gallup poll, the average American family is planning on spending almost as much money this Christmas as they did just before the crash of 2007.

Nov 18 20:57

How a hacker could hijack a plane from their seat

The Russian plane reported problems with the planes in-flight entertainment system and wireless(wifi?).After that no more communications.

Reports that a cybersecurity expert successfully hacked into an airplane’s control system from a passenger seat raises many worrying questions for the airline industry. It was once believed that the cockpit network that allows the pilot to control the plane was fully insulated and separate from the passenger network running the in-flight entertainment system. This should make it impossible for a hacker in a passenger seat to interfere with the course of the flight. But the unfolding story of this hacker’s achievement, which has prompted further investigation by authorities and rebuttals from plane manufacturers, means that this assumption needs to be revisited.

Nov 18 20:54

The scariest cyber threat of all? How hackers are hijacking planes

Cyber attacks on the aviation industry are becoming a sensitive issue. Considering that cyberspace provides a low-cost haven for carrying out a broad range of disruptive activities, it is reasonable to conclude that hackers will consider the aviation sector as one of their targets.

Also, because of lower risk, cyber terrorism is replacing the bomber and hijacker and becoming the weapon of choice when it comes to attacks against the aviation industry.

Nov 18 20:52

Hacker Uses An Android To Remotely Attack and Hijack A Plane

By taking advantage of two new technologies for the discovery, information gathering and exploitation phases of the attack, and by creating an exploit framework (SIMON) and an Android app (PlaneSploit) that delivers attack messages to the airplanes' Flight Management Systems (computer unit + control display unit), he demonstrated the terrifying ability to take complete control of aircrafts by making virtual planes "dance to his tune."

Nov 18 16:52

Americans Rush To Buy Guns In Wake Of Paris Attacks

Americans are exercising their Second Amendment rights in droves after witnessing the harrowing footage of innocent people being murdered by gunmen in the French capital, and being warned thatthe same could happen on home soil.

Nov 18 16:46

The Transhumanism Fantasy is a Failure for Humanity

Waking Times

The idea of transhumanism completely blurs the lines between machine and (wo)man. Utilizing cloning, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and more, people in support of this dangerous movement could arguably practice genetic cleansing that would make Nazi Germany or the ethnic ‘washing’ of Bosnian Muslims, Polynesians, Serbo-Coratians, Syrians, Native Americans, etc. look like a parlor trick.

Nov 18 16:16

The Legacy of The Westlake Nuclear Waste Landfill

On this edition of DTRH Popeye welcomes back to the broadcast Dawn Chapman of Just Moms STL ( The two of them have a very down to earth conversation about: The reality of what is going on currently with the landfill, and the ongoing underground fire at the regular waste landfill next door; What this reality means for the people who live there; The resistance at every government level that they have encountered while trying to get answers; The need for community wide action on the ground there; Some solutions to start with, and more. Throughout the broadcast they stress the point to the people in the area affected by Westlake that they are not alone and as isolated as it may seem. Tune into this powerful broadcast.

Nov 18 14:52

TSA fails to detect hidden weapons in three out of four cases

Reviewing the results, aviation security expert Anthony Roman called them “a complete and utter failure of the system."

Nov 18 14:14

There is No Santa Claus : Ponzi Had Nothing on the Fed

Ponzi had nothing on the Fed, with its endless bond bull market, speculation, and capital destruction. Don’t blame Jennifer or David. Blame the Fed and its perverse game.

Nov 18 13:50

The Government Safety Device That Kills You : “If It Saves Even One Life…”

Defective Takata air bags have injured and killed at least 130 people so far that we know about – and the potential mayhem could involve literally millions of people. Because millions of “defective” air bags (34 million, to be precise) have been installed – per befehl – in cars made by a number of major car brands since the 2004 model year. These cars are in circulation – and probably many more people will be injured and killed before 34 million of these steering wheel Claymores can be defused.

Nov 18 10:05

IKEA's Double Standard on Workers' Rights

For the past 18 months, employees at several IKEA stores in the United States, including those in Stoughton, Massachusetts, have been attempting to form a union with the United Food and Commercial Workers, the largest retail union in North America. In response to this campaign, IKEA management has taken a number of actions that violate the company's official policy of neutrality on unionization.

Nov 18 09:18

Spying Smart TVs Accused Of Watching The Viewers

When viewers turn on this brand of smart TVs, the TVs are watching them, a Californian claims in a federal class action.

Nov 18 08:51


In an unprecedented move Wednesday, the zero-day broker startup Zerodium published a price chart for different classes of digital intrusion techniques and software targets that it buys from hackers and resells in a subscription service to customers that include government agencies. The list, which details the sums it pays for attack methods that effect dozens of different applications and operating systems, represents one of the most detailed views yet into the controversial and murky market for secret hacker exploits. “The first rule of [the] 0days biz is to never discuss prices publicly,” Zerodium CEO Chaouki Bekrar wrote in a message to WIRED prior to revealing the chart. “So guess what: We’re going to publish our acquisition price list.”

Nov 18 08:31

Scientists Just Created a Dangerous New Form of SARS

Now scientists have created a highly potent hybrid of the virus which has since been dubbed “SARS 2.0.” The new strain is very similar to SARS, but is modified to be more contagious for humans. Essentially, it is a mix between a type of SARS that infects mice, and a new form of SARS that was recently found in Chinese horseshoe bats, called “SHC014.” The scientists who created the hybrid wanted to study this emerging virus, since they know it carries the potential to devastate human populations. According to Dr. Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina, “The strain grew equally well to SARS in human cells,” and “It resisted all vaccines and immunotherapy, too.”


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Nov 17 17:59

Lobbyists Knew Optimal Time to Introduce SB277

Jeffry John Aufderheide

On the surface, it appears that a group of passionate parents spontaneously rallied together to support the passage of Senator Richard Pan’s California State Bill SB277 – a bill that takes away the choice of parents to exempt their child from being vaccinated. [2]

Analysis revealed groups and individuals who are well-connected to pharmaceutical companies assisted in an opportunistic marketing campaign which promoted the passage of this bill...

Nov 17 15:53

Flashback: Rice University Jewish Studies Professor calls police over youtube 9/11 video

A Houston man who sent a Rice University professor a youtube link via e-mail was contacted by police investigators shortly thereafter. The video, entitled 'History They Don't Teach You in School', covers the history of false flag terrorism, Israeli Zionists, and Israeli involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was e-mailed to Rice University Jewish Studies professor Rabbi Shira Lander, Ph.D, after the man had seen fliers advertising her Jewish studies anti-semitism class. Rabbi Lander had also recently given a public lecture series on the same topic. The man exchanged a few e-mails with the professor, one of which simply stated "I picked up a flyer advertising your Anti-semitism class. The flyer contained the question 'Why did some blame Jews for 9/11?' So I thought you might like to know why." The man was contacted by a Sgt.with the Rice University Police Department Criminal Investigations Division in Houston shortly thereafter.

Nov 16 18:42

5 Debilitating Health Conditions Linked To M&M’S Candies

With a crunchy shell and sweet, milk chocolate inside, M&M’S are a tempting treat few can refuse. Unfortunately, the sweet candies are far from healthy and are created with ingredients that are linked to a number of debilitating health conditions. As Living Traditionally reports, ingredients used in the manufacturing of the candies are…

Nov 16 07:48

Customers are complaining that some tablets for sale on Amazon are loaded with malware

Buyer beware.

Some tablets being sold on Amazon are apparently coming with pre-installed malware on them, and can delete users’ apps and force them to look at unwanted adverts.

That’s according to an investigation from Chinese mobile company Cheetah Mobile.

Cheetah’s researchers have been looking into a particular Trojan called “Cloudsota,” and say that it is frequently coming pre-installed on more than 30 different tablet brands.

These aren’t iPads or Google Nexus tablets, of course — they’re low-end devices from no-name manufacturers, typically built in China. The most affected, Cheetah says, are “no brand” devices that use Allwinner chips.

Nov 15 08:18

20 things you need to know about chemotherapy

The risks are largely in the side effects. Pills taken orally, or drugs administered into veins, poison the whole body. Indeed, some drugs are themselves carcinogens. The liver and immune system do their best to remove the poisons, but both are weakened in the process.

Other rapidly dividing cells, such as those in the nails, blood, stomach lining and hair, also suffer. Nausea can also be a real problem, as it debilitates the patient. Also the blood count declines during treatment - less red cells mean less oxygen is carried round the body; less white cells mean the immune system (your natural defence against cancer) is weakened. Often after a couple of weeks and again around week six, the patient gets depressed. One reason is that lowered blood oxygen levels and depression are directly linked. Some patients lose weight. If this is too great it is called cachexia, and can be a cause of death.
"A survey of 128 US cancer doctors found that if they contracted cancer, more than 80 per cent would not have chemotherapy"

(*#21 = It's the 'Glue Factory' George Orwell mentions in Animal Farm !)

Nov 15 03:08

Abiotic Oil Formation

The AOF theory has been championed for a number of reasons, but many current proponents point to the presence of methane on comets, meteors, and other lifeless planets as evidence that organic material is not needed to produce petroleum. Other supporters point to other clues about the origins of oil such as the distribution of metals in oil, the association of hydrocarbons with helium, and the presence of oil deposits in large-scale structures rather than patchy sedimentary deposits. These, proponents claim, are all reasons to believe that oil does not come from plant and animal matter, but rather from some natural chemical process involving inorganic materials.

In the end, science will settle the debate, but what science gets funded is directly related to which politicians are in power and who is footing the bill. At some point we will know the definitive answers to questions about the origin of oil and to questions about the impact of CO2 on the environment.

Nov 13 14:55

Do HPV Vaccines Really Cause Deaths?

By Catherine J. Fromvpovich

New Zealand TV-3 reporter Samantha Hayes recently investigated several “Kiwi” girls, as the NZ Minister of Health calls NZ girls, who were seriously damaged by the HPV vaccine Gardasil® in this 22 minute news report, which every parent ought to view and take seriously...

Nov 13 10:48


After much delay, an important space bill has finally passed in the Senate. The Space Act of 2015 would do a lot of things to encourage the private space industry–including extending the “learning period” wherein fledgling spaceflight companies can operate without too much government oversight. It would also give companies the rights to the resources they might one day extract from asteroids, such as platinum and water (which, believe it or not, is a valuable resource in space).

Webmaster addition: Nobody made mining in space illegal. This is just the government positioning itself to grab a piece of the action when it finally becomes a reality.

Nov 13 10:42


Necessity may be the mother of invention, but national security is given as the reason for keeping some inventions a secret. Under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951, the U.S. government can impose secrecy orders on patent applications if officials decide granting and publishing a patent would compromise national security.

Nov 13 09:50

Popular Smart TV Brands Watch YOU Then Sell the Data to Advertisers

By Jake Anderson

Since 9/11, American citizens have become relatively anesthetized to the growth of the surveillance state. However, the NSA’s civil liberty transgressions sometimes obscure a reality that is becoming increasingly noxious: private industry is watching us just as voraciously as the government. Sometimes they use cameras, but it seems that more often, they are creating data-driven behavioral profiles of us based on everyday consumption in our own homes...

Nov 13 08:14

Campbell’s Recalls SpaghettiOs Due to Choking Hazard

Campbell Soup Company is recalling 14.2 ounce cans of SpaghettiOs Original due to a potential choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic found in a small number of cans.

Nov 12 19:18

Did Carson's Literary Agent Scam His Book to NY Times List?

Did lawyer/agent Sealy Yates use RSI Inc to scam Carson's book, "One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America's Future" onto NY Times bestseller list as he apparently did for other "Christian" writers?

Nov 12 16:51

The Most Devious Liars in the Room : Government bean counters

There were a few different stories coming out over the last few days that reveal the true nature of government and the apparatchiks who use disinformation, devious machinations, fraudulent accounting, and taxpayer money to cover up their criminality, lies, and the true state of the American economy. The use of government accounting tricks to obscure the truth about our dire financial straits is designed to keep the masses sedated and confused.

Nov 12 16:36

ObamaTrade Is ObamaCare, But With More Coercion

Remember this phrase? “If you like your present health care plan, you can keep it.” -- The President is not even pretending to allow any freedom of choice with ObamaTrade, aka the Trans-Pacific Partnership. ObamaTrade is to trade what ObamaCare is to medical care: a bureaucratic monstrosity.

Nov 12 13:12

Corporations and Governments Are Still the Real Threats to Free Speech–Not Campus Activists

I find this statement in a New York Times oped (11/12/15), coming from Suzanne Nossel, the head of PEN America, to be absolutely stunning:

Nov 12 12:07

With the Economy in Shambles, More Americans Turn to Squatting: “Willing to Take the Risk”

The growing clash of squatters and abandoned properties suggests a boom-bust housing disaster for the economy.

Now, 8 On Your Side uncovered training manuals on the internet. They teach how to get away with squatting.

The handbooks are brazen. A pamphlet for sale on Amazon for $61.20. An entry on Wiki-How entices tells squatters how to “take a whole house from someone if you’re willing to take the risk.”

Btw, ridiculous propaganda from the above demonizing squatters as criminals.


Nov 12 10:09


The next generation of children born in Britain “will not know what money is”, the boss of Apple has predicted. Tim Cook, the chief executive of technology giant, forecast the death of cash by the time current university students have a family.

Nov 12 09:10

Big-Pharma Seeks Monopoly Over Life-Changing Therapy

By Tony Cartalucci

By dangling life-changing cures over people’s heads for cartoonish figures of “1 million dollars,” pharmaceutical corporations prove when they see sick, desperate, dying people, all they see is dollar signs…

Gene therapy is a game changer. It is not a treatment for diseases. It is a cure...

Nov 12 07:45

12 Doomed Facts About the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
When the wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the captain did too
'Twas the witch of November come stealin'
-Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976)

On November 10, 1975, two ships made their way in tandem across the stormy waters of Lake Superior. One was the Arthur M. Anderson, led by Captain Jesse Cooper. The other, captained by Ernest McSorley, was the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald.

The ship was last seen on radar around 7:15 p.m. All 29 men on board were lost with it, and today, 40 years after the most famous shipwreck in Great Lakes history, the cause is still a mystery.

Here's what we do know about the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, and what happened to it that fateful day:

Nov 11 16:57

Master Kush

Strain Highlights

Master Kush is a popular indica cross created out of two landrace strains from different parts of the Hindu Kush region. Master Kush is bred by the Dutch White Label Seed Company, located in Amsterdam. During maturation the plant produces a subtle earthy, citrus smell with a hint of incense, which is often described as a vintage flavor. The taste of Master Kush is reminiscent of the famous hard-rubbed charas hash. This strain holds a superb balance of full-body relaxation without the mind-numbing effect that many indica strains produce. Instead, Master Kush offers a sharpened sensory awareness that can bring out the best of any activity.

Nov 11 15:30

Maintenance of U.S. Passenger Planes Outsourced to El Salvador, Mexico and China

Over the past decade, nearly all large U.S. airlines have shifted heavy maintenance work on their airplanes to repair shops thousands of miles away, in developing countries, where the mechanics who take the planes apart (completely) and put them back together (or almost) may not even be able to read or speak English. US Airways and Southwest fly planes to a maintenance facility in El Salvador. Delta sends planes to Mexico. United uses a shop in China. American still does much of its most intensive maintenance in-house in the U.S., but that is likely to change in the aftermath of the company’s merger with US Airways.

Nov 11 11:12

Dispersants Did Not Help In BP Spill, Half Of Oil Not Accounted For: Study

By Joe Wright

The fallout continues from the Deepwater Horizon explosion that directly killed 11 workers and ravaged the food chain and the environment more than 5 years ago...

Nov 11 10:21


In 1996, California was the first state to legalize the use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes. Since then, the past decade has been ripe with research into the potential medicinal benefits of Cannabis. During this time we have learned that Cannabis can potentially treat such an enormous list of illnesses that the justification for its status as a schedule 1 illegal drug is being called into question.

Nov 11 10:09


2016 presidential candidates have a new option in their quest to sway voters. “Neuropolitics” is the attempt to read your mind by scanning facial expressions and feeding them into an algorithm. Biofeedback—including heart rate, eye movements, and skin conditions—can also be captured and used for political purposes and, perhaps one day, for government purposes. The New York Times describes a recent example in Mexico City, where a Congressional candidate hired a company to deploy a digital billboard with a hidden camera. The billboard advertised for the candidate, but also scanned faces so the campaign could analyze facial expressions and tweak their message.

Nov 11 08:56

GMO Tomatoes May Soon Be Back On Supermarket Shelves

The beloved tomato is the one fruit many still think is a vegetable. Few also realize that tomatoes were one of the first commercially available genetically modified (GM) crops ever. Under the guise of incorporating healthier and concentrated natural compounds, GM tomatoes are about to make a comeback on new research that…

Nov 11 08:55

Heated Vegetable Oil Releases Toxic Chemicals Linked To Cancer

Consumers likely recall that they have been inundated with anti-fat, anti-lard, and even anti-coconut oil propaganda for decades – until recently, of course. The constant use of the term “artery-clogging saturated fat” seared the minds of people who laid awake at night wondering if they had heart burn or if this was the…

Nov 11 08:08

Trump: Maybe we should boycott Starbucks

Even though Trump Tower boasts “one of the most successful Starbucks” to ever operate the overpriced coffee chain’s tenant lease may soon come to an abrupt end, said Trump at a Tuesday rally.

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 10 17:21

Russia’s military is proving Western punditry wrong

A thumbs up review of the Russian Military in Syria, its performance and weapons from the Brookings. Order out of Chaos You all!

Ever since the first indications that there were Russians encamped at the airfield in Latakia, theories have proliferated around Russia’s strategy in Syria, its intentions, and questions on just how far they (and others) will go. There are lots of things that these theories get wrong.

Many analysts have called Russia militarily weak, with some pointing specifically to its shortcomings in air and naval forces in Syria. But based on Russia’s battlefield performance so far, this assessment seems off: To the contrary, Russia has shown that it has the capability and capacity (not to mention willingness) to employ its conventional forces to achieve limited political objectives.
In the air.......

Nov 10 16:30

Government Contractor Buried Nuclear Waste near St. Louis Playground

The park where these adults used to play in as kids has since been gated off, as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to clean up the radioactive waste. The company that dumped the waste is known has Mallinckrodt, who helped the US government process uranium in St. Louis during World War Two. (read more)

Nov 10 14:42

Smart TV takes tracking to new level

When you watch your Smart TV, it could also be watching you. A new report from Julia Angwin at ProPublica reveals that Vizio, a top television maker, automatically tracks the viewing habits of Smart TV owners and shares that information with advertisers in a way that could connect those preferences to what those customers do on their phones or other mobile devices.

Nov 10 14:30

$944,143,000,000: Social Security Administration Spending Hit Record in FY2015; $6,345 For Every American With a Job

Spending by the Social Security Administration–which includes payments for Social Security and disability benefits as well as Supplemental Security Income payments and the administrative costs for these programs–hit a record $944,143,000,000 in fiscal 2015, according to data published by the U.S. Treasury.

Nov 10 08:02


This week, a 29-year old German man was arrested at Frankfurt Airport after police noticed that he had microwaved his ID to disable the microchip inside. Microwaving ID’s is actually extremely common among German and other EU citizens who are concerned about their privacy. The man, who has not yet been identified is now facing charges of “illegally modifying official documents,” and is accused of tampering with state property.

Nov 10 07:30

Feds Used Monsanto-Funded Studies To Determine Glyphosate-Containing Weedkillers Are Safe

By Amanda Froelich

Despite a number of studies concluding glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, to be toxic to the environment, wildlife, and human health, the Environmental Protection Agency concluded earlier this year that it is not an endocrine disruptor...

Nov 09 21:39

Chinese and Russian Radars On Track To See Through U.S. Stealth

A growing trend in Russian and Chinese radar could make U.S. stealth fighters easier to see and — more importantly — easier to target for potential adversaries, a former senior U.S. Navy official told USNI News.

U.S. fighters — like the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) — are protected by stealth technology optimized for higher frequency targeting radars but not for lower frequency radars.

Until now a focus on higher frequencies have not been a problem because low frequency radars have traditionally been unable to generate “weapons quality tracks.”

Nov 09 17:38

Scientist Offers Monsanto $10M to Prove Him Wrong on Ominous Findings in GMO Soy

By Justin Gardner

Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai is so confident about his research on Monsanto’s genetically modified soy, he is offering to sign over his $10 million building in Cambridge, MA if Monsanto can prove him wrong.

“If this is what it takes to bring the truth to the American people, then I am more than willing to do it,” Ayyadurai stated in a press release...

Nov 09 17:13

Quark solves the problem of War with Economics

Quark, a Ferengi, uses the Third Rule of Acquisition to convince a Vulcan working with the terrorist group, the "Maquis", that peace at any price is illogical.

Nov 09 17:11

Quark They Irradiated Their Own Planet?

The Ferengi are on a higher moral plane than earth bound would be Ferengi's

Snippet from Deep Space 9 "Little Green Men" - Quark crash lands on Earth in the 20th Century and learns the people irradiate their own planet.

Nov 09 16:28

Here's the kind of data the UK government will have about you, in realtime

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has announced legislation that will force ISPs to preserve the records of all of your online interactions and give them up to practically anyone in government, with little to no judicial oversight.

Nov 09 15:44

Secrets of the Federal Reserve: American Wealth Destroyed by Currency Coup From Within

The invisible government of the monetary power was legalized in 1913... and by 2015, has largely destroyed the middle class and wealth of Americans in general.


Nov 09 15:12

UAW scabs do bidding of US auto companies

The United Auto Workers is seeking to rush through a new contract on Ford workers and wrap up its months-long campaign to break the resistance of 140,000 US autoworkers and impose contracts dictated by the auto executives and Wall Street.

Nov 09 13:45

Corporations Jack Up Prices to Funnel Our Money to the Elite, and More

You need to know this. When we talk about fixing income inequality in this country, we typically focus in on taxing the rich to redistribute wealth down to the working poor. But, we often forget about all of the income that's constantly being redistributed up to those at the top.

Nov 09 13:26


Tons of people seem (quite rightly) concerned about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. As we pointed out last week after the final text was finally, released, the agreement has a lot of really big problems. But if you want to understand just how bad the agreement is, perhaps you should just look at the industries that like it. Vox notes that Big Pharma and Hollywood love the agreement while The Intercept notes that Wall Street loves it.

Nov 09 12:44

Exxon Set to Be Investigated in the Philippines as Well as New York

A few weeks ago the first ever human rights legal action seeking the accountability of the 50 big polluters was launched. Filed by Filipino typhoon survivors and several environmental organisations, it demands that the Philippines Human Rights Commission (CHR) investigate and acknowledge the complicity of 50 investor-owned fossil fuel companies in causing extreme weather events.

Nov 09 11:55

The Re-enserfment of Western Peoples — Paul Craig Roberts

Just another gigantic sell-out to corporate nterests
more profits for them
more dictatorship for you

Nov 09 10:01


The Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Environmental Health, El Quinto Sol de America, Californians for Pesticide Reform, the Center for Food Safety and the Pesticide Action Network released a report earlier this week that claims that more than half of the glyphosate sprayed in California is applied to the state’s 8 most impoverished counties

Nov 09 06:29

Why So Many Doctors Don't Make Sense

"Many doctors are so completely oriented to fighting disease and ignoring the sick person that, in a catastrophic illness, they often seem to be asking themselves: "How many heroic measures and mutilating operations can be charged to the patient,(or to the insurance company), before death---the final method of consumer resistance---is allowed to intervene? They define a "good" patient as one who accepts their statements and their actions uncritically and unquestioningly. A "bad" patient is one who asks questions to which they do not have the answers, raises problems with which they are uncomfortable, and who does not accept hospital procedures as necessarily wise, useful or intelligent."
(*From: "Cancer As A Turning Point." By: Lawrence LeShan)
Here's a last word I heard somewhere that I feel is an appropos ending:

"To be aware is to beware."

Nov 08 11:12

Officials Secretly Added Cancer-Causing Chemicals to City’s Water Supply

In 2013 and 2014, the City of Sacramento performed a water treatment experiment at the expense of residents of the city “to save money,” according to a local news investigation. Area residents were never informed about the toxic chemical contamination of their water that resulted from the experiment. “Cancer, miscarriages, and birth defects” are the consequences of consuming those chemicals, but the extent to which Sacramento residents are likely to experience these symptoms is not yet known.

Nov 08 10:36

Food Costs Soar Most in 3 Years

The effects of El Nino are starting to reach the dinner table, with global food prices rising the most in three years on supply concerns for everything from New Zealand milk to sugar in Brazil and Southeast Asian palm oil, reports Bloomberg. An index of 73 food prices increased 3.9 percent, the biggest jump since July 2012, to 162 in October, the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization wrote in a new report.

Nov 08 10:25

Monsanto Crops Decimated by Pests – Meanwhile, Nearby Non-GMO Crops Thriving

By Justin Gardner

Monsanto and the biotech industry are relentless in their efforts to push (GM) genetically modified crops on the world, under false pretenses that their products increase yields and reduce the use of chemicals. These claims are not supported by the facts...

Nov 08 10:08

To Doctors and Hospitals, I am a CLIENT, not a "patient."

In late 1989, I was diagnosed with cancer. In 1990, I began calling myself a doctor's "client" rather than his/her "patient."

The reason is that it became so completely apparent to me, subsequent to being dx'd with cancer, and thus spending so much time in doctors' offices and in hospitals, that doctoring and hospitals are undoubtedly Businesses, with a Capital "B."
I do know that Bernard Shaw, whose life spanned both the 19th and the early 20th centuries, had a healthy mistrust of doctors. Here are two two of his (paraphrased) quotations about doctors and doctoring:

1) "One of the worst things about becoming seriously ill is that one must place oneself in the hands of a profession one deeply mistrusts."

2) "While it may be in the best interest of society to give bakers a pecuniary interest in baking bread, it is not at all necessarily in the best interest of society to give surgeons a pecuniary interest in cutting off legs."

Nov 08 07:28

The Environmental Earth-Worship Insanity of Government: 'No Heater Allowed, Even When It's 20 Degrees!'

Almost every retailer whose name you'd recognize and every major shipper, UPS, FEDEX, & all of these big conglomerates without fail have two universal rules: NO WEAPONS whatsoever- not only no firearms, but no knives, no pepper spray, etc. They have a huge fear of guns which is quite distasteful. The second crazy rule they have is NO IDLING. This means that it's forbidden to idle your truck engine while on their property. The same goes for every truck stop in the nation, every rest area, every parking area, etc. They all have NO IDLING signs. These laws are passed under the guide of climate change, Carbon emissions, and environmental protection. if you can't idle and turn on the heater, what are you supposed to do, freeze to death?

Nov 07 22:54

A Literate American: Home Brew

Fred on the horrible American educational system.

“Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math” Nationwide, only 33 percent of public-school eighth graders scored proficient or better in reading….”

This in the United States? The exceptional nation, shining city on a hill, guiding light of mankind? On and on it goes: the national toleration of the stupid, the inferior, the lazy, and the uncultivated.

“A story: When my elder daughter was barely two, my wife and I came back from a junket to Russia. We were on the sofa looking at a coffee-table book from Moscow when Macon waddled in and began hollering, “Bee! Bee!”.......

Nov 07 16:18

The TPP and GMOs: what’s so bad about death?

By Jon Rappoport

The text of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) has now been published.

This Globalist treaty will put mega-corporations even further ahead in their efforts to dominate markets and populations...

Nov 07 06:26

When to Say No to Your Doctor

Every time you walk into a physician's office, you run the risk of overtreatment: Tests you don't need, medications that are ineffective (or dangerous), procedures that cause more problems than they solve. In many cases the best thing for your health is to do nothing.

It's been a couple of years, so you decide to see your primary-care physician for a physical.

You feel fine, but it's the responsible thing to do. You get your blood pressure measured and your blood drawn. Within a few days you'll get the lab report that will give you the readout on the amount of cholesterol and sugar in your blood. >>>
You figure it's probably good to get out in front of these things, so you nod yes. Insurance covers it anyway.

Congratulations – you've just stepped onto a conveyor belt pulling you into a broken system that delivers disappointing results at ever-increasing cost.

Nov 06 16:04

BBC wants to charge for shows Licence Fee payers have already funded

The BBC has faced outcry from Licence Fee payers as they plan to charge a second time for television programs that have already been funded, it emerged today.

Nov 06 12:13

How Monsanto Silences Scientific Critics

Waking Times

A new survey from Pew Research Center states that two-thirds of Americans don’t believe biotech scientists. Why is this exactly?

Nov 06 09:39

For WHO,Red Meat Is A Red Herring

Humans are omnivores. They have to eat flesh to get Vitamin B-12.They have to eat fruits and veggies to get Vitamin C.People who eat properly ie meat and veggies are bigger,stronger and smarter than malnourished people. Don't fall for this BS!

An increasingly important “sister institution” of the UN system is the highly politicized “World Health Department” also known as the World Health Organization (WHO) which, as part of a new scare campaign, has issued new declarations that sausages, hot dogs, bratwurst, and ham are carcinogenic, and that all red meat is “probably carcinogenic.”

This new anti-meat campaign, however, is not about your health, but about the “health of the planet.” WHO’s attack on meat is happening just before the Paris gathering on global warming and is a part of the slow motion socialist revolution poorly disguised as “climate change awareness.” As usual, socialist policies today are justified as “necessity for future generations.”

Nov 06 00:14

First-Time Homebuyers Now at 28-Year Low

The portion of U.S. homebuyers making their first residential purchase fell for a third straight year, and is now at the lowest level since 1987.

Nov 06 00:00

46,471: Drug Overdoses Killed More Americans Than Car Crashes or Guns

“Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and firearms (deaths),” the Drug Enforcement Agency announced on Wednesday.

Nov 05 15:20

Russia Suspends Certification of Boeing 737 Jetliners

An agency that oversees civil aviation in Russia said Thursday it is suspending the certification of Boeing 737 planes used by Russian airlines pending resolution of safety concerns.

The move comes amid speculation about the cause of Saturday's fatal Russian airliner crash in Egypt, but there was no indication the action was connected to the disaster. That crash was of an Airbus 321, a plane similar to the 737 in range and passenger capacity.

Nov 05 14:53

This City Will Fine You Literally Anything: “Including Mismatching Drapes and Front Yard Grilling”

It'd be funny if it weren't so scary – with a cap on traffic ticket revenue, police are fining residents for literally anything, including mismatching drapes and front lawn BBQs.

"This case demonstrates that property rights are civil rights. The city of Pagedale is ticketing people for harmless things and activities within their very own home. If the city can reach into a person's home and tell them what their drapes have to look like, then they're not really free," attorney William Mauer stated.

Revenue generation at its most chilling.


Nov 05 13:59

Alibaba probably sold more than $45B in fake or ‘shoddy’ goods last quarter

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba likely sold over $45 billion worth of counterfeit or “shoddy” goods on its various marketplaces last quarter, based on its gross merchandise volume (GMV) of $112 billion for that period, according to a new survey from China’s state-run news agency Xinhua.

Xinhua reported Monday that more than 40 percent of goods sold online in China last year were either counterfeit or of bad quality (via Reuters). Flipping that, less than 59 percent of items were “genuine or of good quality,” it said.

Nov 05 13:49


The emails also provide crucial context for understanding CAP’s controversial decision to host an event next week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. That event, billed by CAP as “A Conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” will feature CAP President Neera Tanden and Netanyahu together in a Q&A session as they explore “ways to strengthen the partnership between Israel and the United States.” That a group whose core mission is loyalty to the White House and the Democratic Party would roll out the red carpet for a hostile Obama nemesis is bizarre, for reasons the Huffington Post laid out when it reported on the controversy provoked by CAP’s invitation.

Nov 05 09:27

H2O: Dangerous Chemical!

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide."

And for plenty of good reasons, since:

Nov 05 08:56


The text of the TPP was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by Chapter below. Legal verification of the text will continue in the coming weeks. The Agreement will also be translated into French and Spanish language versions. The Government is preparing a legal synopsis of the Agreement and this will be available below in the coming days.

Nov 04 23:31

Brutal fight at a Minneapolis McDonald's drive-thru window between staff and customer

You deserve a break today! A broken nose a broken hand.....!

"I was on my way home from Monday night curling league, I hadn't eaten much since lunch time, and I was driving by a McDonald's, so I thought I'd just swing in and pick up a BigMac while I listened to the end of MNF game on the radio.

At first I was annoyed the guy in front of me was taking so long, he seemed pretty upset to begin with, but it looked like when the McDonald's guy handed him his cash and change back he dropped some of the dude's change. That's when he got out of his car, spit on the drive through window and tried to punch the McDonald's and that's when I started recording."

This took place yesterday in Northeast Minneapolis.

Nov 04 18:00

Gleaning to Reduce Food Waste

Captured in Jean Francois Millet’s famous painting The Gleaners, the ancient practice of gleaning—collecting leftover crops from a farmer’s field after harvest—was an early form of welfare for the needy. It turns out that the practice is alive and well, and could be one of many ways to reduce the enormous amount of food waste in the United States.

The practice of gleaning doesn’t have to take place only at the farm. Glean for the City is a project of Bread for the City, a Washington DC nonprofit concerned with helping DC’s most vulnerable citizens. They salvage thousands of pounds of produce from farmer’s markets and individual gardeners each year for redistribution to the poor.

Nov 04 08:04

Even Retailers Suffering As Americans Too Poor to Shop: “Everyone Is Broke Except the 1%”

Welcome to the "changing income landscape" in America... a "seismic shift" where the middle class has disappeared.

The disappearing middle class is challenging many major American brands.

“We think that consumer bifurcation has been an important driver,” Hershey CEO John Bilbrey said, referring to the growing gap between upper-income and lower-income consumers.


Nov 04 06:47

Takata Airbag Update:

Takata Airbag Update: Honda To Stop Using Takata Inflaters In Newer Models After US Fine

Nov 03 19:22

The TPP, Internet censorship, and Trudeau's first big test as prime minister

Despite vowing to release the full text before the election, Trade Minister Ed Fast reneged on his promise only days later, leaving Canadians without an opportunity to judge for themselves if the trumped-up benefits of the TPP are truly there at all.

For an example of just how bad the TPP is for Canadians, let's take a look at the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter. For years, digital rights experts the world over have been calling it "one of the worst global threats to the Internet."

The previous government assured Canadians that the TPP's changes to copyright law are "fully consistent with Canadian law and policy." But only days after the announcement by trade ministers, the final version of the IP chapter was leaked -- and it's even worse than we could have imagined.

We know now that Canadians will see copyright terms extended by 20 years, robbing the public domain and snatching what experts estimate will be hundreds of millions of dollars out of our pockets every year.

Nov 03 16:17

FLASHBACK: Linux makers release patch to thwart new 'Ghost' cyber threat

Old bug. Fixed about 10 months ago.

Red Hat Inc and other makers of the widely used Linux operating system for business computers updated their software on Tuesday to thwart a serious new cyber threat they warned could allow hackers to gain remote control of their systems.

The previously undisclosed vulnerability, dubbed "Ghost," is deemed critical because attackers could exploit it to covertly gain complete control of a targeted Linux system, according to cyber security firm Qualys, which uncovered the bug.

Nov 03 15:49

77% of Two-Year-Olds Now Use Mobile Devices on a Daily Basis

There is no doubt that the pace of technological development we’ve seen in recent years has been both amazing, and frightening. It’s certainly made our lives easier, but no one can ignore the fact that these developments are happening faster than the human race can adapt to them. Predictably, this has spawned a widespread fear of technology in our culture

These fears must be prolific. If they weren’t, then Hollywood would have never made a fortune on movie franchises like The Terminator and The Matrix, and TV shows like Battlestar Galactica. Clearly, there are plenty of people in our society who are deeply afraid of the direction that modern technology is lurching towards.

Nov 03 15:44

$20 Trillion Debt when Obama Leaves Office

We are broke; DEAD BROKE. With nearly $20 trillion in admitted national debt, and another $220 trillion in unfunded liabilities, there is no denying how bad things really are. The only reason we aren’t seeing the breadlines of the 1920s is because the government has subsidized the biggest Ponzi scheme in American history.

Nov 03 15:35

Hemp Finally Legalized In North Carolina

Now LEGALIZED, North Carolina will be home to the only industrial hemp commercial decortication facility in the United States. On October 31, 2015 Governor Pat McCrory passed Senate Bill 313 (by not vetoing it) as "an act to recognize the importance and legitimacy of Industrial Hemp research,…

Nov 03 14:45

Meat Thefts Reach All-Time High As Beef Prices Soar

Shoplifting is a common crime in the United States, but the number one stolen item in the country may surprise you... Believe it or not, it’s meat.

Nov 03 14:41

ObamaCare’s death spiral, stage one: Denial

For the press, the debate over ObamaCare is over. There may be a few proverbial Japanese soldiers wandering on isolated islands yammering on about the failure of ObamaCare, but word will eventually filter down to them, too.

Nov 03 14:38

World’s biggest tech companies get failing grade on data-privacy rights

Tech firms including US giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, Europe’s top mobile companies Vodafone and Orange, China’s Tencent, and South Korea’s Daum Kakao (which makes the 140 million-user-strong KakaoTalk) were among the public companies surveyed in an ongoing project called Ranking Digital Rights.

Nov 03 13:55

CISA systemic domestic spying

Technology in cyber space is designed to be the instrument of a totality surveillance society. Secretive methods, back doors, observation and collection of data have been in place for decades.

Nov 03 09:21

Tommy Chong: 'The Cancer Came Back'

ln June 2012, Tommy Chong revealed he was suffering from prostate cancer. Less than a year later the pot comic reported that he'd kicked the disease with the help of various therapies, including hemp oil. At the time, we posted this blog written by Chong:
Update: On June 17, 2015, Chong tweeted: "I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news. The cancer came back and it's a real pain in the butt. The good news is I have to use more marijuana to treat the cancer. Please wish me luck while I kick cancer's behind. Thank you for your love and support, now excuse me while I medicate and meditate."

(*Don't Be Deceived by that headline . Cancer comes back , and chemo & radiation won't guarantee it won't , as they are only a treatment . Chong has decided on a gentler , natural approach .
As per typical in America our medical industry chooses to 'fight' cancer , and see it as a disease .
The alternative view point is that there is a condition one must learn to live in unison with . A more natural approach is desired by some .
If Chong chose chemo instead of the route he took , on his own , we probably wouldn't be hearing much from him today .
At least Tommy Chong has a story to tell , and is alive to tell it .
I Wish Him Well !)

Nov 02 16:23

As America's middle class collapses, no one is buying stuff anymore

From Walmart to Hershey to Campbell's Soup, America's biggest retailers and manufacturers are warning their shareholders that flat growth is a fact of life because of "consumer bifurcation," which is plutocrat-speak for "everyone is broke except the one percent." The companies' plan for rescuing themselves is to turn themselves into luxury brands targeted at the wealthy.

Nov 02 14:08

Why the Last Gun Store in San Francisco Had to Shut Down

High Bridge Arms has served the citizens of San Francisco since 1952, and they continued to do so long after their competition disappeared. In fact, they were the last gun store in the entire city. The political climate of the area made it nearly impossible to sell firearms, but they tried to hang on for as long as they could. As of October 31st however, High Bridge Arms has given up the fight, and shuttered its doors for good.

As the general manager of the store, Steven Alcairo explained to Reason.TV, they had to call it quits after San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors announced a new ordinance that would violate the privacy of their customers. The man behind the ordinance, Mark Farrell, tried to wash his hands of any blame. “I would never introduce legislation to hurt a small business in our city. However, if a gun store in particular wants to close as a result of it, so be it.”

Nov 02 13:47

You’re Already a Criminal: An introduction to counter-economics

legal vs. moral

did you get FCC permission before you set up your voicemail, internet connection, tv set, etc? did you send all your emails and faxes to the post office along with postage for final delivery? If not, you're a criminal scofflaw!

Nov 02 12:59

CONFEDERATE GENOCIDE: Walmart Sells Dead Skeleton Playing "I Wish I Was In Dixie" On Banjo

Despite Walmart's recent hysterical announcement that they will sell NOTHING associated with the Confederate Flag, Walmart apparently made one exception: They are selling a dead skeleton setting on his perch with his banjo, Playing "I WISH I WAS IN DIXIE LAND." Maybe they're hoping that relics of the past are the only ones who will remember or support Dixie? A collector's item of days past, for sure!

Nov 02 08:05

Why the Most Liberal Cities Have the Worst Wealth Inequality

Wealth inequality has long been the cause célèbre of the Left, who are always quick to point the finger at the private interests in our society. They always blame the corporations and the banks for dominating the economy, and they criticize the government for not doing anything to stop them. While there is certainly an argument to be made there, it ignores one simple fact that most liberals would rather ignore. The cities where they predominately live, have some of the worst income inequality rates in the country.

That’s right. The places where they have the most influence over the laws, often have the widest divide between the rich and the poor. Of course, conservative areas are known for having this problem too, but in their case it’s not across the board. For instance, the South is riddled with income inequality, while the Midwest is fairly equal.