Oct 07 06:35

Top 10 Toxic Fake Food Items Produced In China

Some Chinese websites have come out with instructional videos on how to make $70 a day by producing and selling fake eggs. The chemicals that are required are “Alginic Acid, Potassium Alum, Gelatin, Calcium Chloride, water and artificial color.” The eggshells are made from Calcium Carbonate. Eating these eggs may cause memory-loss…

Oct 07 06:28

6 Reasons To Think Before You Pink

Every October we get a nationwide wave of pink ribbon breast cancer awareness products. Even after October it’s pretty difficult to avoid getting the widespread pink ribbon marketing culture ‘in our faces…’

Oct 07 06:03

Nevada lawmaker wants study of medications prescribed to mass shooters

As the nation learns more about the mass-casualty shooter at a rural Oregon community college, a state lawmaker would like to learn more about drugs used to treat mental illness while one of Nevada's federal lawmakers says it is time for lawmakers to act to try to end mass shootings. . .

. . . Local Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore says that while a lot of people want to blame guns for mass shootings, she believes we need to take a look at psychiatric drug treatments prescribed to those struggling with mental illness.

Journalists have learned that the shooter's screen name on social media was "lithium love." Lithium is used as a psychiatric medication.

While there is no confirmation of medications that Harper-Mercer was prescribed, Fiore says with some drugs known to cause violence, suicidal and homicidal actions, we need more scientific proof that they work.

Oct 06 20:06

Top European Court Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Unsafe For Data

snip: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., had a suggestion: reform U.S. surveillance law.

The decision is disastrous for U.S. companies, Wyden said in a statement. “By striking down the Safe Harbor Agreement, the European Union Court of Justice today called for open season against American businesses,” he said. “Yet, U.S. politicians who allowed the National Security Agency to secretly enact a digital dragnet of millions of phone and email records also bear responsibility. These ineffective mass surveillance programs did nothing to make our country safer, but they did grave damage to the reputations of the American tech sector.”

Wyden called on Congress to “start taking the next steps on surveillance reform now, and not wait for the expiration of section 702 of the FISA statute in December 2017 to get started.”

Oct 06 15:16

Terpenes May Improve Effectiveness Of Medical Marijuana

As we know, science has identified and characterized the molecular structure of around 20,000 terpenes, which makes it the largest category of plant chemicals. These aromatic compounds are found in the essential oils of plants and flowers, and plenty of studies have been done on their effects.

Of the 20,000 identified terpenes, there have been more than 120 found in cannabis. Only a few of them appear in high concentrations, but they have been found to have a number of benefits.

Oct 06 12:00

Best Buy Introduces Robot Sales Force

By Jason Erickson

Experimentation with robots in the workforce continues to expand. The industry has been logging record results in North America and there appears to be no sign of a slowdown.

Whereas most robots thus far have been of the industrial type, people are now beginning to encounter robotic sales people more frequently at some of their top consumer locations...

Oct 06 11:49

Coming Soon from Big Pharma, Straight to Your Lazy Butt: “The World Needs Exercise Pills”

It is being reported that exercise pills are currently under development to save all the lazy couch potatoes from having to actually get up off the couch and stop watching Dancing with the Stars and football long enough to maintain circulation to a degree that they don’t appear dead to onlookers.

Pills going through animal trials as we speak are set to attempt to mimic physical activity. Things like burning fat, forming new blood vessels, reinvigorating old cells and enhancing muscle fibers.

While they could be curing cancer already or, say, helping to fix some of the downright toxic, endocrine disrupting, hormone mimicking issues we have in a world where our systems are inundated with industrial byproducts and thousands of chemicals daily, the scientists over at these pharmaceutical companies would rather appeal to utterly lazy people with a new wonder drug and replace the last bastion of actual physical activity a nearly entirely computer-driven society ever sees in a day.

Oct 06 11:47

Now Hillary Is Pushing for Laws so That Shooting Victims Can Sue Gun Manufacturers

Hillary is parading around the campaign trail with her new gun control initiatives; she’s already happily floating the idea that she’ll bypass Congress and pass gun control legislation with executive orders as president… and she’s not even the actual nominee yet (we know she will be, but still).

One bit of legislation she is pushing for will make it so that victims of gun violence and their families can sue gun manufacturers.

Yes. Because every company that makes any product in America should be afraid that at any moment, they will suddenly be held responsible and financially liable and possibly driven out of business if a random customer uses their product in an illegal manner.

Following that logic, here are some examples of legislation Hillary is not pushing for:

Webmaster addition: But if you are crippled by a government-mandated vaccine, you are not allowed to sue the vaccine maker!

Oct 05 16:49

Did You Know You Also Have a Uniform Birth Number?

In Carroll Quigley’s 1966 book “Tragedy & Hope,” he discusses bluntly how our freedom will continuously dwindle throughout the remainder of the 20th century and beyond under a type of neofeudalism imposed by the burgeoning scientific dictatorship:

“Hopefully, the elements of choice and freedom may survive for the ordinary individual in that he may be free to make a choice between two opposing political groups (even if these groups have little policy choice within the parameters of policy established by the experts) and he may have the choice to switch his economic support from one large unit to another. But, in general, his freedom and choice will be controlled within very narrow alternatives by the fact that he will be numbered from birth and followed, as a number, through his educational training, his required military or other public service, his tax contributions, his health and medical requirements, and his final retirement and death benefits.”

Oct 05 12:43


"This is yet another example of the state attempting to lure the fracking industry to North Carolina over the objection of those who would be most directly impacted," said Brooks Rainey Pearson, a staff attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center. (Photo:Daniel Foster/cc/flickr) After a a number of local governments enacted temporary moratoriums on oil and natural gas development, including fracking, the Republican-led North Carolina government issued a resounding response: Drillers welcome!

Oct 05 11:12


The rising number of banker suicides has been written about here before; the New York Times now focuses on the increasing number of deaths, by suicide and otherwise, on Wall Street: In retrospect, it was around Easter that John Hughes began to think something unusual was going on with his middle son, Thomas, a 29-year-old investment banker.

Oct 05 10:03

Research Disproves Dairy Industry’s Claim That Milk Makes Bones Stronger

Waking Times

The dairy industry has finally been given one big swift kick where they need it most, in the scientific credibility department where top officials have been falsely linking dairy and bone strength for decades. The study, published by the British Medical Journal, found that people don’t get stronger bones by eating dairy products or taking calcium supplements.

Oct 05 07:05


Alphabet, which took over as Google’s new holding company on Friday, has dropped the tech giant’s “Don’t Be Evil” mantra from its code of conduct. “Employees of Alphabet and its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates should do the right thing—follow the law, act honorably, and treat each other with respect,” the new code reads, noticeably dropping the famous motto.

Oct 04 19:22

Pentagon defends armored vehicles supplied to Peshmerga after Fox News exposé

They forgot to include the side armor! Palm! Forehead! Decent interval!

WASHINGTON DC – The Pentagon declared that mine-resistant vehicles supplied to Kurdish Peshmerga forces provide “significant” protection, after a US television channel reported they lack side armor and that riding them was “suicide.”

Oct 04 13:16

VW scandal: Vehicles quarantined in NZ

Volkswagen's New Zealand division has quarantined 36 new vehicles with emissions-cheating diesel engines, but acknowledges there are likely to be hundreds more on our roads.

General manager Tom Ruddenklau says the company has halted the sale of 21 Tiguan SUVs and 15 Caddy vans, and is confident they are the only new VW vehicles in this country to have been caught up in the global scandal engulfing the German car-maker.

"Just to be on the safe side, we've isolated those from being sold until we've got a remedy - it's just something that's the responsible thing to do," he said this afternoon.

But he disclosed that there are likely to be hundreds of VW diesels of both those models and some others sold over several years in New Zealand fitted with the same four-cylinder EA 189 engine, although he was unable to identify those at this stage.

Smaller numbers of Audi and Skoda vehicles with the same engines were also likely to be affected.

Oct 04 08:42

Is Hillary Clinton America's Most Ambitious Sociopath?

In many ways, Hillary Rodham Clinton is an ordinary American woman with an ordinary American family. She's a loyal wife (to a sex-maniac ex-president), a caring mother (to a daughter who married a hedge fund), and a connoisseur of expensive, shiny objects (given to her by medieval dictators). Simply put, Hillary Clinton is as American as apple pie-induced diabetes, and this is why responsible Democrats will vote for her in the upcoming “Banker's Choice Awards” in November, 2016.

Oct 03 08:48

‘Minority Report’ Is 40 Years Ahead of Schedule: The Fictional World Has Become Reality

snip: Police departments around the country have begun using the Mobile Offender Recognition and Information System, or MORIS, a physical iPhone add-on that allows police officers patrolling the streets to scan the irises and faces of suspected criminals and match them against government databases. In fact, in 2014, the FBI launched a nationwide database of iris scans for use by law enforcement agencies in their efforts to track criminals.

Oct 03 08:27

How to Enjoy Your Servitude!

snip: How would you even begin to explain the standardization of identity cards and passports to fall in line with international protocols for biometric data? Or the extrajudicial presidential kill list that “allows” the President of the US to kill anyone he wants anywhere in the world at any time? Or the construction of an international treaty for sharing your personal banking details amongst the OECD nations without your knowledge or consent? Or the creation of secret DNA databases from the blood samples collected from your newborn at birth, DNA databases that private companies claim to own and governments claim the right to administer? Or any of the million other infringements on basic personal liberties that would have been taken so much for granted 50 years ago that no one would have even thought to have articulated them, let alone protected them?

Oct 02 19:34

Cuba Developed a $1 Lung Cancer Vaccine but We Can’t Have It

Waking Times

Most people would be quite surprised to learn that there is a vaccine for lung cancer, one which has been proven effective in over 25 years of intense research and several years of clinical use. So why is most of the world only learning about it now? The answer is complicated by back-room dealings in the dark recesses of government, and by the unhealthy influence that pharmaceutical companies have on the availability of life-saving medications.

Oct 02 14:26

Harvey Norman's 'revised' prices revised upwards

Some customers who believed they picked up dirt-cheap furniture deals in a Harvey Norman online sale say extra payments due to be deducted from their accounts have shot up.

The debacle surrounding the launch of Harvey Norman's "New Zealand's Biggest Retail Sale" intensified yesterday when the company confirmed it would not honour the deals.

Hundreds of super-cheap online deals on pricey furniture products were taken up between midnight and 8am on Thursday.

The near-330 people who took up the deals were later advised by email that the prices were the result of a "genuine error".

"All sales made during this period cannot be honoured," Harvey Norman wrote. "Our website terms and conditions state that we may accept or reject any offer to purchase made by you and that we have the right to correct any errors."

Affected customers have all been offered a refund and $100 voucher.

Oct 02 14:24

Harvey Norman won't honour bargain sales

Harvey Norman says it won't honour the sale of hundreds of furniture products sold at bargain basement prices yesterday, apparently due to a 'technical glitch' on its website.

The company last night emailed some customers stating that a "genuine error" occurred when it kicked off 'New Zealand's Biggest Retail Sale' online, which sold off some items for less than $100.

"We sincerely apologise for this error, which is currently being investigated.

"All sales made during this period cannot be honoured. Our website terms and conditions state that we may accept or reject any offer to purchase made by you and that we have the right to correct any errors."

The Commerce Commission, which can prosecute retailers under the Fair Trading Act, said a handful of complains about the Harvey Norman sale had been received.

The company's website incorrectly sold the products at the wrong prices for eight hours until it was fixed at 8am.

Oct 02 14:23

'It's still going a bit nutty now': Customers' shock at Harvey Norman price glitch

A consumer watchdog is calling for Harvey Norman to honour sales contracts for hundreds of customers who picked up dirt cheap furniture deals online due to a technical pricing glitch.

Harvey Norman customers couldn't believe their luck yesterday morning when they noticed pricey lounge suites, dining table and chairs and other items selling for less than $100 after an apparent technical glitch on the company's website.

The furniture and appliance giant's 'New Zealand's Biggest Retail Sale' began after the clock turned midnight yesterday.

Those that happened to be on the website couldn't believe their eyes when they noticed lounge suites going for under $100, seven-seater dining suites going for $159 and other too-good-to-be-true bargains.

Dannevirke's Alex Lewis jumped on Facebook and saw a post from a member of the Farming Mums NZ page spreading the link.

Oct 02 11:23

Michelle Obama's Shocking Admission: "Who Cares What You're Eating? I Don't Care."

First Lady Michelle Obama, infamous for her much-maligned school lunch program, inadvertently let a tidbit of truth slip out during a panel discussion last week with actress Charlize Theron and others about the importance of girls' education.

Oct 02 10:36

Hershey Sued for Sourcing Cocoa from Suppliers That Use Child Slaves

The consumer rights law firm known as Hagens Berman filed a lawsuit against Hershey, Mars, and Nestlé on Monday, on the behalf of three California residents. The crux of the lawsuit suggests that these companies not only knowingly sourced their cocoa from farms in West Africa that used child labor (and in many cases, child slave labor) but that they broke California state law by failing to disclose this fact on the packaging of their products.

Essentially, they are suing for false advertising, and claim that they never would have purchased products from these companies if they knew how they were made. All three companies have since responded to the lawsuit, and have predictably claimed they are not guilty of any wrongdoing.

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Oct 02 10:23

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Oct 01 15:52

15 million T-MOBILE customers exposed in data breach

The data includes personal information for a combination of about 15 million customers and credit applicants in the U.S. The company said that the incident did not impact its own consumer credit database.

Oct 01 15:26

USA goes broke next month

The Treasury Department said Thursday it would reach the debt limit a bit earlier than was expected by many on Capitol Hill. -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew told Congress in a new letter that thanks in part to lower-than-expected quarterly tax receipts, the extraordinary measures to forestall breaching the debt limit, combined with the new revenues, will run their course just a week after the resignation of Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, takes effect.

Oct 01 10:24

Consumers Need Lemon Laws to Cover Smart Meters Damage

By Catherine J. Frompovich

How come there are no Lemon Laws pertaining to Smart Meters for electric, natural gas and water meters that utility companies are forcing onto customers? Isn’t that a reasonable question to ask of state legislators and the legal system, especially when electric utilities deny damage done to homes from smart meter fires and/or explosions?...

Sep 30 16:37

Attorney Walter Kyle’s Reaction to Suing the Feds and Big Pharma

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Walter Kyle, one of the attorneys I network with regarding vaccine issues who has sued both Big Pharma and the United States over constitutional issues related to polio vaccines (see Loge v United States) emailed this response to my article “Attorney Suggests Suing U.S. Federal Government and Big Pharma Regarding Vaccinations”...

Sep 30 14:28

This Is For The “Nothing Is Happening” Crowd

A lot of people out there expected something to happen in September that did not ultimately happen. There were all kinds of wild theories floating around, and many of them had no basis in reality whatsoever. But without a doubt, some very important things did happen in September.

Sep 30 14:16

BEX ALERT : Fox News most-trusted TV news/commentary source

Nearly a quarter of U.S. voters say Fox News is the television news or commentary source they trust the most, putting the network ahead of its cable news and network rivals on that front.

Sep 30 13:03

How 40,000 ‘women’ on Ashley Madison shared just six email addresses – all of them owned by the affairs website itself

According to statistics seen by Daily Mail Online, 40,000 profiles were set up on the affair site using just six email addresses owned by the website’s operators on two separate days.

Sep 30 11:52

199 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

Treasury Secretary says Treasury could continue in a “debt issuance suspension period” through at least the end of October

Sep 30 11:33

Monsanto ‘Deliberately Covered Up Data’ Proving Glyphosate is Cancerous for 4 Decades

What will it take to shut down Monsanto’s doors irrevocably? Likely it will be the same type of lawsuit that finally pulled the shades on the tobacco industry. If Big Tobacco eventually had to pay a $206 billion settlement over 25 years for lying about the health impacts of cigarettes, what do you think Monsanto will have to pay for lying about glyphosate’s carcinogenic nature for almost 40 years?

Sep 30 11:27

YAY! The RICH are RICHER than ever!

America’s top 400 billionaires are now richer than ever, boasting a record-smashing combined wealth of $2.34trillion, up $50billion from a year ago, according to the latest issue of Forbes Magazine.

Sep 30 10:59

The United Nations’ Green Economy isn’t sustainable or green!

The United Nations intends to replace Capitalism and Free Enterprise with its Green Economy, or Sustainable Development. However, its concepts of development and economy are deeply flawed and reminiscent of fringe ideas from the Great Depression era. (For a full discussion of Technocracy in the 1930s, see Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation.)

Sep 29 17:45

Attorney Suggests Suing U.S. Federal Government and Big Pharma Regarding Vaccinations

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Finally! it’s happened. An attorney feels that the U.S. federal government and Big Pharma must be sued and taken to task legally for their liability in causing false and inaccurate information about vaccines to be disseminated upon which FORCED vaccinations are based, including health damages that have resulted to infants, toddlers, teens (adults, too) from those forced vaccinations.

James Robert Deal, JD, a Washington state attorney, has considered horrendous vaccine damages caused and suffered and the lack of informed consent...

Sep 29 15:26

'Beyond Misinformation,' AE911Truth's New Booklet Available for Instant Download

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Sep 29 15:05

Apple Doesn’t Want You to Know Too Much About Our Drone Strikes

Evidently believing too much substantive information can be bad for business, this weekend Apple pulled a free app that catalogues and maps drone killings by the U.S. because it found its content “objectionable.” The Metadata+ app was developed by Intercept editor Josh Begley, who had to rework it five times to get past Apple’s restrictions on content – farts, cats, porn are just fine – for the App Store; ultimately, they only accepted it after Begley removed the word “drone” from it. The app listed the date, location and victims of American drone strikes, and buzzed users at each new strike. “I love my phone because it puts me at the center of the map,” Begley explained while developing the app. “But I’m not the center of the map. I can’t even pronounce the names of the places we’re bombing.”

Sep 29 11:41

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg caught admitting to plans to censor anti-migrant posts

(INTELLIHUB) — In yet another startling example of Facebook’s increasing power to control public thought, the CEO of the massive social media network was recently caught on mic discussing his plans to censor posts that the sites thought police deem anti-migrant.

Sep 29 11:39

Regulators’ war on Americans: FDA covers up crimes for Big Pharma; EPA for chemical companies; USDA for biotech; and CDC for vaccine industry

Once upon a time, federal regulatory agencies charged with approving fully tested and verified safe products for the U.S. market and pulling those that were found to be dangerous or cause sickness made decisions based on the best interests of the public. But sadly, those days are gone – long gone – and it’s hard to imagine that we will ever see integrity reintroduced into our country’s regulatory process.

Sep 29 08:56


A phone company’s ad reaches a consumer looking for a new wireless plan. A car commercial is seen by a driver whose auto lease is about to expire. A bank gets its message in front of a small business owner who needs a loan. Such surgical marketing messages are taken for granted on the Internet. Yet, they are just now finding their way onto television, where the audience is big though harder to target. As brands shift more of their spending to the Web where ads are more precise, the TV industry is pushing back.

Sep 29 08:14


Monsanto has many weapons in its arsenal when it comes to eliminating competition from non-GMO and organic farmers. After more than two decades of pushing their products onto US farmland with purposely flawed safety studies, the sheer presence of genetically modified crops poses an existential threat to the business of traditional and organic farming.

Sep 28 19:44

How the Government Suppresses Free Energy Technologies

Waking Times

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if better and cleaner energy sources were widely available and affordable to all of earth’s people? If so, you’re not alone, as the quest for a better energy existence has been the focus of many ingenious inventors, scientists, experimenters and even corporate and government scientists for generations.

Sep 28 15:21

Microchipped Pharmaceuticals are the Surveillance State’s Next Weapon

Waking Times

Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks the powers that be cannot get enough surveillance on us. The latest in their quest for wanting to watch our every move comes in the form of microchipped pills. Not happy enough with monitoring our phone calls, computers and having a camera on us everywhere we go outside… the recently FDA-approved microchip in a pill will be the perfect excuse to place surveillance inside our bodies.

Sep 28 08:04

A Quarter of Fish Sold at Markets Contain Man-made Debris

Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris — plastic or fibrous material — in their guts, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia.

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to directly link plastic and man-made debris to the fish on consumers’ dinner plates...

Sep 27 18:14

Schools Attempt to Force False Reefer Madness on Children Using Bogus “Weed Goggles”

School and anti-marijuana activist groups in Hancock County are debuting “marijuana goggles” at a community event this weekend, in an effort to “fight teen drug use.” According to WISH TV, “the goggles allow the teens to see through the eyes of someone who has been smoking, without ever lighting up themselves.” The Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse (NASA) and Hancock County Youth Council are understandably concerned with abuse of alcohol and other drugs, but use of the goggles, which creates fear based on false realities, is questionable.

Sep 27 11:56

Dutch website says it will trigger referendum on EU-Ukraine ties

A Dutch website said on Sunday it had garnered enough signatures to force the Netherlands to hold a non-binding referendum on the EU's association agreement with Ukraine, in a move meant to signal popular dissatisfaction with Dutch European policy.

GeenStijl, a satirical news website known for its irreverent and raucous takes on controversial subjects ranging from Islam to immigration, said it had collected more than 440,000 signatures - far more than the 300,000 needed under Dutch law to trigger such a vote.

count at 448,027 now:

Sep 27 10:23

VIDEO: A Revealing Look at Subliminal Messages Hidden in Popular Movies

From ScreenRant, a list of 6 subliminal messages hidden in films.

Sep 26 16:05

50 Uses for Pure Lavender Essential Oil

Pure lavender oil is an incredible essential oil to use for your own health and wellness. It’s among the gentlest of essential oils, but also one of the most powerful, making it a favorite of households for the healing properties and uses of lavender essential oil.

According to Modern Essentials, the properties within a quality brand of lavender oil include: Analgesic, Anticoagulan, Anticonvulsant, Antidepressant, Antifungal, Antihistamine, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antimutagenic, Antiseptic, Antitumor, Cardiotonic, Regenerative, Sedative.

Sep 26 11:05

Why Everyone Should Fight Their Traffic Tickets: Every Time

I have beaten over 15 traffic (revenue) tickets in California, including one in CA Superior Court of Appeals (without a lawyer.)
It is very important to remember the presumption of innocence in this country. So many people tend to think, perhhaps subconsciously, that when they "get a ticket" they just "have to pay it". When people ask why I am so adamant about fighting traffic tickets, I recount the incident which occurred in June 2001 that spawned my insistence on "pleading not guilty every time. . I obeyed the cop's orders to proceed to the checkpoint, and when I got there the cop manning the checkpoint sneered with a big grin on his face, "there's someone behind you". It was a motorcycle traffic cop, who proceeded to issue me a ticket for purportedly 'running a red light' (the same light that the first cop had demended we all go through.)

Sep 26 06:39

If a Mainstream Reporter Told the Truth the Pillars of Reality Would Crumble

You can doubt what the President is saying. You can doubt the Congress, the FBI, the CIA, and the IRS. You can doubt all the mega-corporations. You can doubt Mickey Mouse and the Pope. But when you doubt viruses, you’re committing heresy, because medical science is a super-religion. Its basic tenets are “self-evident.” They must be. They have to be. -- Especially when they aren’t.

Sep 26 06:06

Russian scientists create cockroach spy robot

A team of scientists at the Kaliningrad-based Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University has unveiled [Russian] the smallest cockroach robot ever which will be tasked with hunting out victims trapped under debris. The engineers were asked to develop a bot that looked like a cockroach, mimicked the insect’s movement and was the same size. Project lead Aleksey Belousov explained that the most difficult part was finding a balance between these three requirements.

Sep 25 15:39

When Golf Clubs Kill — Federal Rule Ineffective in Curbing Conflict Minerals

The next time you purchase a phone or a Playstation, consider this: You may unwittingly be helping fund a civil war in Africa. If that bothers you and you wonder why this can occur, here’s the answer: Federal rules exist to prevent this — but they aren’t working. Gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum — known as “conflict minerals” — can be found in cars, consumer electronics, clothes, golf clubs, wedding rings, and thousands of other articles Americans use every day. Because a portion of these minerals are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries, a region in which a bloody civil war has been fought for many years, there is always a risk that purchasing them will indirectly pay for weapons and prolong the conflict.

Sep 25 14:53

U.S. drug company sues Canada for trying to lower cost of $700K-a-year drug

A U.S. drug company is taking the Canadian government to court for its attempt to lower the price of what has been called the world's most expensive drug. Alexion Pharmaceuticals has filed a motion in Federal Court, arguing that Canada's drug price watchdog has no authority to force the company to lower its price for Soliris.

Sep 25 13:27

Smartphone passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment, says US court

If someone wants to view your photos or contacts on your passcode-protected iPhone they may be able to gain access to the device with Siri. But if the federal authorities in the US want to see the contents of your phone in the old fashioned way – by asking you your password – they won’t get any help from the judicial system.

Sep 25 13:16

Court in France Confirms Farmer Was Poisoned by Monsanto Herbicide

An important precedence has been set by a recent ruling in French Court. Even after an appeals court heard a case which attested that a farmer was poisoned by accidentally inhaling the fumes of an herbicide, they still sided in favor of the farmer. Considering that the herbicide, though not its best seller, was made by Monsanto – this news is even more important.

Sep 25 10:50


"Germany May Be Leaving the US Anti-Syria Coalition"

Right on cue - within a matter of days - a massive EPA and piranha press hit piece is unleashed against Volkswagen (The People's Wagon) originally sketched by the genius Hitler himself -- but we digress. It does indeed appear that Vladimir Putin was right after all, when he made the stunning allegation, back in 2014, that America was practicing "blackmail":

Sep 25 10:39

Agenda 2030 Translator: How to Read the UN’s New Sustainable Development Goals

It’s that time again: the United Nations is officially releasing the all new Agenda 2030 sustainable development plan, or what some have hailed as “the new Agenda 21 on steroids,” at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit kicking off today in New York City.

Since these supposedly non-binding international agreements can sometimes be a bit tricky to decode, what with all the weaponized buzz terms and semantics games, we’ve prepared a handy dandy translator on the 17 new Agenda 2030 goals below.

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Sep 25 08:49

World's First Health Monitoring Car Seat Tracks Driver's Wellness

By Kevin Samson

The heavy global investment in neuroscience is beginning to trickle down into the consumer market with an array of inexpensive devices that promise the ability to track brainwaves for a variety of applications.

Enter the "Neuro Car" with an ability to monitor a driver's vital signs through biometrics...

Sep 25 07:52

Volkswagen emissions scandal: Forty years of greenwashing - the well-travelled road taken by VW

Almost as soon as governments began testing vehicle emissions, carmakers found ways to cheat.

In the 1970s, some vehicles were found to be rigged with “defeat devices” that turned off the emission systems when the air-conditioning was on. Others had sensors that activated pollution controls only at the temperature regulators used during the tests.

“The concept of a defeat device has always been there, because there’s such an incentive for the manufacturers to cheat on the emissions tests,” said Clarence Ditlow at Washington’s Center for Auto Safety. Volkswagen “took it to another level of sophisticated deception we’ve never seen before”.

The scandal now engulfing VW, which has admitted to fitting cars with software designed to give false readings in emissions tests, is unique both for its size and digital complexity. But it’s not the first emissions-cheating case, even for the ?German giant itself.

Sep 24 17:53

Another "Low Calorie Sugar" Coming On the Market

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Over the years we have seen all types of sugar substitutes and synthetics produced, and used, in the hopes of dealing with consumers’ sugar cravings while supposedly not increasing weight gain. However, there’s a “new kid” coming to the sugar neighborhood; it’s “allulose,” which will be marketed under the trade name DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose. Another name for it is D-Psicose. The prime market is not “direct-to-consumers” but to food processors who will use it as an ingredient in all sorts of processed foods...

Sep 24 15:10

Google Starving Out Independent Antiwar Journalists

While mainstream media routinely uses shock imagery to induce fear over all manner of threats to America and its allies, some independent Internet journalists are being restricted by advertising policies which penalize them for countering the establishment view.

Webmaster addition: Google refuses to allow to participate in their advertising system.

Sep 24 12:58

Obamacare database has ‘basic security flaws’

An Obamacare database storing personal information on millions of Americans including Social Security Numbers was riddled with “basic security flaws,” according to a report from an agency watchdog.

Sep 24 12:24

Recession Countdown: Durable Goods Orders Drop Most Since March, Shipments Tumble

Feel free to admit the US is in a recession any time now... Durable Goods New Orders dropped 2.0% MoM in August, the biggest drop since March (but modestly beat expectations of a 2.3% drop). This extends the ex-transports YoY losing streak to 7 months of declines flashing recessionary warnings left and right. Perhaps most notable is the 0.2% drop in Capital goods Shipments (dramatically missing expectations of a 0.5% rise) and the weakest print since May.

Sep 24 11:43

Top 4 fallacies of the hijacked environmental movement

The hijacked environmental movement is a symptom of the current general, collective state of humanity: good hearted but ignorant. Kind hearted but hoodwinked.

Sep 24 11:41

Kellogg’s Kashi Brand to Pay $4 Million over “All Natural” False Advertising Lawsuit

Kashi will pay $4 million in a false advertising lawsuit put forth in Florida. The lawsuit claimed that Kellogg’s, the parent company for Kashi, advertised an “all natural” (GM-free) product that was, in reality, full of genetically modified ingredients.

Sep 24 11:32

Food riots? USDA sends states order to hold off process that distributes food stamps to 46 million people

The title comes from a key quote from an Associated Press story via a US News and World Report article announcing that a government shutdown would “suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who receive the food aid.”

Sep 24 08:50


The following story is another example of how our typical response to tragedy as Americans is to overreact and turn to complicated, unnecessary solutions to simple problems. There was recently a tragic death in California of an autistic student who was found dead on a school bus after being left alone when a substitute driver failed to notice him sleeping on one of the seats. In response, the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) has decided to implement an iris scanning program on special needs buses. So why do I think this is worth highlighting?

Sep 24 08:48

Car industry 'buried report revealing US car safety flaws over fears for TTIP deal'

The motor industry has been accused of withholding a report that reveals US cars are substantially less safe than European vehicles - for fear that the findings would hamper the drive to harmonise safety standards as part of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal.

The major study was commissioned by the car industry to show that existing EU and US safety standards were broadly similar.

But the research actually established that American models are much less safe when it comes to front-side collisions, a common cause of accidents that often result in serious injuries.

The findings were never submitted – or publicly announced – by the industry bodies that funded the study.

Sep 24 08:48


The Department of Homeland Security is funding a Boeing company to create a “brain chip” for its self-destructing Black smartphone that could be adapted for any device, DHS officials say. The technology powering the devices potentially could identify the user’s walking style, for example. Officials would be alerted if the gait does not match the authorized user’s walk – a red flag the phone might have fallen into the wrong hands, officials said.

Webmaster addition: A great; a cell phone that self destructs when you get a gout attack or twist your ankle!

Sep 24 08:35

Best States for Concealed Carry 2015

Every year, Guns & Ammo ranks the “Best States for Gun Owners,” and the majority of G&A’s readers’ comments focus on state laws relating to concealed carry. Since 2013, G&A has ranked the “Best States for Concealed Carry” to explore the area that interests our readers most.

Sep 24 07:26

VW Owners Aren’t Going to Like the Fixes for Their Diesels

One is to “reflash” the engine control module, recalibrating the software so the car always runs the way it does during EPA testing, and always meets emission standards.

The downside here is that to achieve the drastic drop in NOx emissions, the cars in test mode sacrificed some fuel economy, or performance. Just how much is hard to say, but any drop in torque—one great thing about diesels is how they accelerate off the line—will not make drivers happy. And a drop in mileage would likely cost VW, since hundreds of thousands of drivers would have to spend more on fuel than VW promised at the time of sale.


Whether you dodge the recall or not, your car’s resale value is likely to drop as far and fast as VW’s stock, which has plunged 20 percent since the feds came down on VW Friday.

Sep 23 16:02

The Infrastructure Of America Is Collapsing

America’s infrastructure is collapsing. Categorically both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ infrastructure elements are decaying physically and fundamentally while the clock ticks ever closer to any number of major tipping points.

Sep 23 15:57

Another Government Shutdown Looming: Food Stamps could be Cutoff for 46 Million

There is a growing possibility that the government could yet again shut down, as congress again struggles to pass a simple budget. Come October 1st 2015, we could see a repeat of the 2013 government shutdown, the shutdown where President Obama punished the American people and closed the entire National Parks system and then threatened to arrest anyone who entered the parks.

Sep 23 15:15

Report: 1 In 4 US Homes Worth Less Than A Year Ago

Homes across the U.S. are losing value, with one in four worth less than they did a year ago, according to a new report.

Sep 23 14:59

Volkswagen Test Rigging Follows a Long Auto Industry Pattern

Long before Volkswagen admitted to cheating on emissions tests for millions of cars worldwide, the automobile industry, Volkswagen included, had a well-known record of sidestepping regulation and even duping regulators.

For decades, car companies found ways to rig mileage and emissions testing data. In Europe, some automakers have taped up test cars’ doors and grilles to bolster their aerodynamics. Others have used “superlubricants” to reduce friction in the car’s engine to a degree that would be impossible in real-world driving conditions.

Automakers have even been known to make test vehicles lighter by removing the back seats.

Sep 23 14:29

Retail Sales Worst Since 2009 For This Time Of Year

The last time September Retail Sales growth was this weak was 2009, limping aimlessly out of the ‘Great Recession’. With a mere 0.9% year-over-year growth, Johnson-Redbook data seems to confirm what Reuters reports is looming – the weakest U.S. holiday sales season for retailers since the recession.

Sep 23 13:48

The Volkswagen emissions scandal

The scandal at Volkswagen (VW) over the manipulation of emissions readings from its autos in the US has plunged the firm into a major crisis. The company, which along with Toyota is the world’s largest auto producer, faces the threat of up to $18 billion in fines, along with massive costs related to the recall of almost half a million vehicles and huge compensation claims. The US Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation and a congressional committee has announced plans for a hearing on the scandal.

Sep 23 10:25

Don't Get Berned Again! Bernie's Bribes.

The Pro-Empire Candidate.

We have heard Sanders’s defense of the Israeli atrocities in the bombing of Gaza, his call for Saudi Arabia to do even more killing and his concern about Putin for – well, being Putin and Russian. Thus Bernie is joining a cheering section that could root us right into nuclear war and oblivion. Here cited by Chris Hedges is a sample from an interview with Bill O’Reilly:

Sep 23 05:31

Why New Antidepressant Brintellix May Be a Killer

One of the most devastating classes of drugs ever developed is antidepressant SSRIs, selective serotonin receptor inhibitors. Not only can they destroy your own life, but they can also turn you into a murderer. Now, the FDA has approved Brintellix, which may prove to be the worst of them all.

Sep 22 11:10


The change, which the FBI revealed quietly in a February 2015Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), means that if you ever have your fingerprints taken for licensing or for a background check, they will most likely end up living indefinitely in the FBI’s [Next Generation Identification] database. They’ll be searched thousands of times a day by law enforcement agencies across the country—even if your prints didn’t match any criminal records when they were first submitted to the system.

Sep 22 06:06

Forget Gold: This Precious Metal Will Skyrocket Within Two Years: “There Will Be A Supply Shock”

With everyone focused on gold as investment vehicle, many have ignored a metal that is 20 times rarer. Platinum, a precious metal critical for a number of global industries, continues to see depressed prices, so much so that today it is actually trading for less than the price of gold.

According to some analysts, the supply crunch is such that over the next two years we could realistically see this metal skyrocket to $3000 per ounce.

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Sep 22 06:03

Some Americans Will Soon Need Passports to Board Domestic Flights

It wasn’t that long ago that a U.S. citizen could freely travel to countries like Mexico or Canada without providing a passport. But in recent years, crossing these borders has become more challenging (except for illegal immigrants of course) as our jackbooted government continues to insist upon making us safe from terrorists (that they created). As is usually the case with our government, when you give them an inch, they will take a mile.

Depending on where you live, in the near future you may have to provide a passport before boarding any airplane, including domestic flights. This is in accordance with the 2005 Real ID Act, which despite (or because of) widespread criticism, is being slowly rolled out in phases. You may recall that when the Real ID Act was first passed by Congress, just about every state government rejected it for various reasons.

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Sep 22 03:43

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of crop seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies. The seeds, including samples of wheat, barley and grasses suited to dry regions, have been requested by researchers in the Middle East to replace a collection in the Syrian city of Aleppo that has been damaged by the war.

Sep 21 15:49

Facebook snoops on people just like NSA – Belgian watchdog to court

Facebook is spying on people in “the very same way” that the US’s National Security Agency (NSA) does, said the Belgian data protection watchdog at a court hearing where the social network stands accused of violating the privacy of internet users.

“When it became known that the NSA was spying on people all around the world, everybody was upset. This actor [Facebook] is doing the very same thing, albeit in a different way,” said Frederic Debussere, a lawyer representing the Belgian privacy commission (BPC) at the Monday court hearing.

Sep 21 09:38

Bailout World: Volkswagen "Cheating" Fine Is 20 Times Higher Than GM's For 'Killing 174 People'

When bailout-darling GM 'fessed up to an intentional ignition-switch defect, tied to at least 174 deaths, The Justice Department fined them $900 million (and no employees faced criminal charges). So, in this consequence-less world in which we live, when Volkswagen admits to literally cheating emissions-standards tests, it faces up to $18 billion in fines from The EPA, one has to wonder whether "we" have our priorities right?

Sep 21 09:17

The Difference It Makes: 36 Reasons Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President

Activist Post writer, Brandon Turbeville, has just released his seventh book: "The Difference It Makes: 36 Reasons Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President." Brandon is known for his detailed research, principally in the area of Geopolitics, color revolutions, the Middle East and, specifically, Syria. In his new book, however, Turbeville lists at least 36 aspects of Clinton’s career in an attempt to demonstrate why Hillary Clinton should never be considered as a serious candidate for President...

Sep 21 08:02

Welcome to the mass surveillance state through microchipped pills

Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks the powers that be cannot get enough surveillance on us. The latest in their quest for wanting to watch our every move comes in the form of microchipped pills.

Sep 21 06:54

What is an ex-NSA Employee Doing at Uber?

One has to give people the benefit of the doubt when they say they have left the employ of an outfit like the National Security Agency (NSA), which seeks to know, well, almost everything about us. Nonetheless, we note with interest this development: A former NSA employee has now joined the staff at Uber, the rapidly expanding — some might say exploding — provider of ride shares. Perhaps the word “exploding” should be used advisedly: This ex-NSA fellow, Charlie Miller, made a name for himself recently when he and another man — Chris Valasek who, like Miller, also just joined Uber — demonstrated that they could mount a remote hack on an automobile, essentially take it over and, potentially, kill the driver.

Sep 21 06:24

Pharma firm hikes life-saving drug price by 5,500%

The medical community is outraged by a 5,500 percent price hike for Daraprim, after a big NY-based pharmaceutical company purchased the patent for it. The drug has been on the market for over 60 years, and can be essential to certain AIDS and cancer treatments. The New York-based Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill in just over a month after buying the rights for the drug from Impax Laboratories.
The drug is used to treat toxoplasmosis, the second most common food-borne disease that affects patients suffering from AIDS and cancer. It has been produced since 1953 and is on the WHO List of Essential Medicines. But now medical associations are beating their drums about the sudden price hike and potential affordability of Daraprim as a treatment.

Sep 20 22:20

The Implosion of US Military Morale

WE are being set up for a major defeat and destruction!

By Jack D. Douglas

September 21, 2015

Col.David “Hack” Hackworth said decades ago that the Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon got control of the Army and other U.S. forces during the long Vietnam catastrophe, destroyed morale, lost the war, and kept moving up to the top to be the staff generals and admirals in the Pentagon. The scuttlebutt was always that they managed their way up by being ass-kissers.

I wonder what Hack would say about all the news these days about the Perfumed Princes at the top of the US military?

Sep 20 15:48

My Enemy, Your Enemy, the Enemy of Mankind : Groundhog Day at the Fed

Every dictator knows that a continuous state of emergency is the best means to justify tyrannical policies. The trick is to keep the fictitious emergency from breeding so much paranoia that routine activities come to a halt. Many have discovered that its best to make the threat external, intangible and ultimately, unverifiable. In Orwell’s 1984 the preferred mantra was “We’ve always been at war with Eurasia,” even though everyone knew it wasn’t true. In its rate decision this week the Federal Reserve, adopted a similar approach and conjured up an external threat to maintain a policy that is becoming increasingly absurd.

Sep 19 10:11

Another first in the nation: Gov't vaccine mandate to private industry (California legislators pass SB792)

By Eileen Dannemann

California legislators pass SB792.

This bill, commencing September 1, 2016, would prohibit a person from being employed or volunteering at a daycare center or a family daycare home if he or she has not been immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles...

Sep 19 08:01

Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

This is the guy who over saw the US Fighter Programs! You mean like the F-35 and F-22! If we get into it with Russia or China or even Finland or Switzerland we are in a heapa trouble!

President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.

Fanning, 47, has been a specialist on national security issues for more than two decades and has played a key role overseeing some of the Pentagon’s biggest shipbuilding and fighter jet programs.

Sep 19 06:44

The TPP, Monsanto, Rockefeller, Trilateral Commission, Brzezinski

By Jon Rappoport

All hands on deck for global, economic, corporate dictatorship.

“The so-called ‘migration’ of populations into Europe and America is no accident. It’s part and parcel of a Trilateral Commission plan to introduce a high degree of chaos—which of course will require a militarized police response, to ‘restore order’ and remove huge chunks of freedom in the process. All significant US policy decisions are initiated by Trilateral members working inside and outside of government.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

There are dots to connect here. They’re real, and they’re spectacular...

Sep 19 04:44

Up 72 percent from just six years ago, organic farm sales soar

Americans are increasingly hungry for naturally-grown and healthier foods and, according to a new USDA statistics, sales of the organic farms in the U.S. skyrocketed in 2014 with consumer spending up 72 percent since 2008.

Sep 18 16:20

#6 Lighting Strike

Methinks someone wasn't pleased with the renovation!

The iconic statue of Christ that sits high atop Rio de Janeiro was struck by lightning during a storm in early 2014.

The right thumb was chipped by the lightning strike. The statue had just undergone a $4 million dollar renovation in 2010.

Sep 18 16:14

7 suppressed inventions that would have changed the world

The world is steeped in poverty with precious little in the way of humanitarian advancement because the ruling elite have suppressed a number of technologies that could have changed the world and created a utopia.

Sep 18 14:17

Rainbow Doritos the latest absurd example of corporate #gaywashing

Corporate #gaywashing is becoming so absurd and insulting to the LGBT community that it deserves serious comment. Frito-Lay has just introduced "Rainbow Doritos" which pander to gays and lesbians, insulting their intelligence by hoping they will blindly eat genetically modified corn chips laced with MSG and chemical colors just because it's all packaged under the "rainbow banner."

Sep 18 13:33

Kill 174 People? You're a Mass Murderer; GM Kills 174 People, Pays a Fine, Keeps Making Cars

Here's a blatant example of how U.S. megacorporations are above the law (or can buy it).

It's also an example of the mental disconnect our society has about murder and how the average person's buttons get so easily pushed to serve government agendas by the mainstream media.

The Department of Justice has quietly released a statement to little media fanfare that criminal charges will be filed against General Motors (not an individual, but the company itself... I guess it's like Romney said, "Corporations are people too, my friend") because the company has acknowledged it willfully kept information about the safety of millions of their cars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the unsuspecting public who buys them for years.

At least 174 people have reportedly died because of this company's lies in this case.

The result? GM (the corporation) admitted the willful omission led to 15 deaths (the ones the company has acknowledged) and many severe injuries.

Sep 18 13:24

Consumer culture ‘feeding’ body image anxiety

Consumerism could be crippling the mentally ill, RT’s William Njobvu finds, as one Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) sufferer reveals she turned suicidal as a result of “poisonous” mass media decreeing the ‘perfect body.’

Sep 18 12:47


Warning, if you used the DealerApp you’ve just given approximately 500 car dealerships all your personal information! “The personal information collected by the apps and allegedly transmitted to DealerApp included the consumer’s name, email address, telephone number, and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle purchased, among other data. The state alleged that DealerApp failed to disclose to consumers that this data was being transmitted by DealerApp, in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Some of the data was provided to third-party data analytics companies, again without disclosure, the state charged.”

Sep 17 15:09

Antidepressant Deemed Unsafe for Young People After Reanalysis… Suicide risk much higher than previously thought…

Fourteen years ago, a leading drug maker published a study showing that the antidepressant Paxil was safe and effective for teenagers. On Wednesday, a major medical journal posted a new analysis of the same data concluding that the opposite is true.

Sep 17 10:39

18 Washington stores caught selling marijuana to minors

The employees are being prosecuted with jail time the inevitable result. The owners are being fined with no jail time allowed.The ATB did a sting. Who in their
right mind would work at a pot shop now. Minimum wage employees go to jail. Owners get fined.

By Jordan Schrader

Staff writer

Stings caught three of 10 licensed marijuana stores in Pierce County and two of eight in Thurston County selling to minors, state regulators say.

The state Liquor Control Board said it found a higher rate of compliance statewide: 88 percent, with 18 of 157 stores open at the time selling weed to customers younger than 21 and a single two-time offender, Purple Haze in Snohomish County.

The agency soon to be renamed the Liquor and Cannabis Board made its first round of checks for sales to minors in May and June, sending 18- to 20-year-olds into shops to buy pot.

Sep 17 08:56

Millions of Americans Who Avoid Banks Offer a Peek at the Underground Economy

snip: Last week, the Albuquerque Journal pointed out that over a third of households in the city either avoid banks entirely (the “unbanked”) or else keep a checking account but do much of their business through cash, check-cashing shops, pawn shops, money orders, and other “alternative financial products” (the “underbanked”).

A few weeks earlier, the Kansas City Star reported a similar local situation, with 12 percent of households and 45 percent of African-American families completely avoiding banks.

In both cities, the phenomenon is growing.

Sep 16 21:15

Doctors List 50 Reasons Why You Must Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water Now

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Public water fluoridation continues to be one of the most controversial health topics in the United States and in other parts of the world. The American Dental Association (ADA) has been, and continues to be, one of the biggest proponents of water fluoridation, although even the government has recently admitted that fluoride may not actually be helping teeth. More scientific studies pointout that fluoride is actually very dangerous, yet this practice continues in many countries.

Sep 16 15:00

Spy on Your Customers… or Else

Do you distrust the banking system? Prefer to do business in cash? Complain about the encroachment of Big Brother into every facet of your life? -- If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’d better watch out. You’re a “person of interest” – and a growing number of businesses must report your “suspicious activities” to the feds. If they don’t, they can be fined and the responsible parties even imprisoned.

Sep 16 14:29

Shhh! Don’t Tell the Government. Misleading Economic Statistics: Things Are Vastly Better

Most economic statistics don’t lie, but they mislead. -- The statistics produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics are pretty good, according to prevailing economic theory and statistical theory, but they are misleading to a fault. This is not because the government rigs the statistics. It is because objective statistics cannot deal effectively with subjective value. But subjective valuation is the essence of economic theory. This was discovered in the early 1870’s. The statisticians still have not come to grips with this development. They try hard, but the labor theory of value is wrong. They fail.

Sep 16 13:53

Apple’s ad-blocking software could threaten free Internet

When Apple launches its new software update for the iPhone on Wednesday, users will be offered the chance to surf the mobile Web without annoying ads cluttering up their screen. -- But Apple’s support for ad-blocking technology is ringing alarm bells on Madison Avenue, where critics warn it threatens not only the lifeblood of their business — but also the economic underpinnings of the free Internet.

Sep 16 12:49

Carlsberg Recalls Staropramen Beer After Tainted Kegs Found

Danish brewer Carlsberg says it's recalling more than 4,600 kegs of Staropramen beer in Sweden after identifying two cases where the kegs were filled with cleaning solution, injuring two people. Carlsberg Sweden on Tuesday called the situation "extremely serious because the content is corrosive." It said a restaurant keeper and a Carlsberg employee received blisters on their tongues after sampling the content and were taken to the hospital but received "no permanent injuries."
The company said the recall affected 30-liter (7-gallon) kegs sold to 680 bars and restaurants in Sweden. Of the 4,624 kegs, about 3,000 have not yet been delivered but are kept in Carlsberg's storage. Staropramen is made in the Czech Republic but distributed by Carlsberg in some countries, including Sweden. "As far as we can tell at this time, beer from this batch of Staropramen has only been distributed in Sweden, so no further recalls expected," Carlsberg spokesman Jim Daniell said.

Sep 16 12:33


Nine of the world’s biggest banks, including Goldman Sachs and Barclays, have joined forces with New York-based financial tech firm R3 to create a framework for using blockchain technology in the markets, the firm said on Tuesday.

Sep 16 12:29


Up, up and away. A team at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, has succeeded in launching 50 drones that were all controlled by a single person. “To our knowledge, this is a world record for the number of UAVs under single operator control, by quite a long way,” says project lead Kevin Jones. The team aims to develop swarming behaviours that give the benefits of having multiple drones without the need for a large number of operators.

Sep 16 08:11


Shares and stocks are tumbling around the world, with investors worried that the next global crisis has already begun. There is considerable uncertainty and nervousness amongst economists and trend forecasters. Government’s sooth jittery markets with misinformation in the hope that confidence does not evaporate and their legitimacy with it.
If another crisis gets underway – do you think that the money you have earned, paid tax on and put in a bank for a rainy day or for an unexpected bill is safe? Because if you do, you’re wrong.

Automated grand theft on an unprecedented scale has been agreed with unelected EU officials, the Bank of England and US authorities.

In a Joint paper issued by the US Federal Deposit Scheme and the Bank of England dated 10th December 2012 a statement included the words; “deposit schemes may have to contribute to the recapitalisation of a failed bank”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Think your money is safe in a bank?!?

Under this process, your deposits are no longer yours, but become the bank's property for recapitalisation.

Sep 15 16:46

Global Media Company Bets on ''Smart Homes'' Despite Security Risks

By Kevin Samson

One of the largest telecom and media companies in the nation, Comcast, is announcing an expansion of its Internet of Things aggregating platform, XFINITY®. Seeing a clear trend in consumers' adoption of connected devices, the global media company is seizing specifically upon the future of Smart Homes.

However, if we have learned anything in today's interconnected world, there have been serious security breaches, homes included...

Sep 15 15:13

Men’s Barbershop Fined After Refusing to Cut Woman’s Hair

You would think that as a business owner, you would have the right to decide who you serve in your establishment, but those days are long gone. Now you serve whoever the government tells you to serve, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. After all, if you’re willing to let them tax your income without your consent in exchange for their services, why should private business with your fellow citizens be any different?

The owner of a gentleman’s barbershop in Pennsylvania learned that the hard way when he was fined for refusing to cut a woman’s hair.

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Sep 15 15:11

The Fascinating Evolution of a Club Drug: Could Ecstasy Cure PTSD?

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), popularly known as Ecstasy, X, E, and Molly, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug that has similarities to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline.

It produces feelings of increased energy, euphoria, compassion, trust, and empathy toward others, and distortions in sensory and time perception.

Long associated with underground parties, raves, music festivals, and house parties, the drug and its variations have gained a reputation for being a dangerous substance with no positive attributes or therapeutic benefits.

But that’s far from the truth.
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Sep 15 13:43

Florida orders dairy to mislabel all-natural skim milk with "imitation" label to mislead consumers

The Ocheesee Creamery of Florida is under attack for doing a great thing for the people of Florida: keeping their skim milk completely all-natural. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs has ordered the owners of the creamery to inject their skim milk with synthetic Vitamin A or else be forced to label their milk as "imitation." Speaking to the Tallahassee Democrat, owner Mary Lou Wesselhoeft said, "Our customers want an all-natural product. If we call it imitation, they will not buy our product. To me it's degrading and a slap in the face because it's pure, unadulterated skim milk."

Sep 14 23:00

Ron Paul : Congress Fiddles While the Economy Burns

Passage of the Audit the Fed bill would finally allow the American people to know the full truth about the Fed’s operations, including its deals with foreign central banks and Wall Street firms. Revealing the full truth about the Fed will likely increase the number of Americans demanding that Congress end the Fed’s monetary monopoly. This suspicion is confirmed by the hysterical attacks on and outright lies about the audit legislation spread by the Fed and its apologists.

Sep 14 22:40

USA drops to 16th on ‘economic freedom’ list

The United States, ranked second in worldwide economic freedom as recently as 2000, has plummeted to 16th, according to a new report of world economies. The Fraser Institute’s annual report, Economic Freedom of the World, showed that the country’s drop started in 2010, the second year of the Obama administration.

Sep 14 22:25

Debt reaches $107,000 per household

The federal debt held by the public totals more than $13 trillion, or about $107,000 per household in the United States, according to a report released this month by the Cato Institute.

Sep 14 11:39

$2,883,250,000,000: Federal Taxes Set Record Through August; $19,346 Per Worker

The federal government raked in a record of approximately $2,883,250,000,000 in tax revenues through the first eleven months of fiscal 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014 through the end of August), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released Friday.

Sep 14 11:34

Five Years After the Recession, Only 21% of Small Businesses Say They’ve Recovered

More than five years after the end of the “Great Recession,” only 21 percent of small businesses* say they have fully recovered. During the recession, lack of sales ranked as the top problem small business faced. Taxes placed second, and “government regulations and red tape” placed third. And since 2012, at least one in five small business owners identify government regulations as their most important problem.

Sep 13 21:09

Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions Followed by Increase in Extreme Violence

Waking Times

Many of the mass shootings in the United States (US) over the last few decades – including the Columbine School shooting, Virginia Tech massacre, and the Colorado movie theater shooting – were carried out by individuals known to be taking psychotropic prescription drugs. This, of course leads to the questions, what role do these pharmaceuticals play in the rise of mass shootings?

Sep 13 16:38

The Best Vaccine Information Video

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The Weston A Price Foundation has produced a 6+ minute video about the factual facts regarding vaccines and vaccinations from the U.S. CDC’s VAERS reporting system that every parent, MD, doctor-in-med-school needs to see, and every practitioner of the medical and healing arts must take seriously IF the USA is to have healthy citizens at every age level: prenatal, neonatal, infant, toddler, teen, adult and senior citizen. Here’s that video, which I cannot compliment enough and highly recommend...

Sep 12 11:03

New Tracking Tech Identifies Individual Use of Connected Devices and Your Carbon Footprint

By Jason Erickson

As the Internet of Things expands at an exponential rate, there seems to be a widening chasm between those who see only the upside to smart technology vs. those who view it with abject fear.

This latest piece of wearable tech should delight and enrage both sides to a whole new level...

Sep 12 07:45

Genetically-modified “Glow” Chicken

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Most folks are familiar with glow worms [1], especially fireflies kids love to catch on warm summer evenings after dusk. But, baby chicks whose beaks and feet glow when subjected to ultra violet light! Is that a novelty for Easter time, or does the GMO-chick have a real scientific purpose?...

Sep 12 06:44

California governor shoots down 350-foot no-fly drone law

The ban, which would have only affected commercial and private unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), would have meant that "burdensome regulation" and "new causes of action" would have dive-bombed occasional hobbyists and commercial operators approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Governor Brown said in a veto message.

Sep 11 16:25

French Court Affirmed Monsanto's Guilt In Chemical Poisoning

For years, chemical companies have tried to peddle their products as something benevolent to human beings provided there is proper use. What happens when typical use winds up in a poisoning through inhalation?

A French farmer says he suffered neurological problems, memory loss, headaches and speech problems after air exposure to Monsanto's Lasso weedkiller in 2004. A court upheld the man's claim in a 2012 case and a recent court has sustained that ruling.

Sep 11 15:05

Microsoft Pushing Windows 10 Install Packages to Windows 7 and 8 Systems Without Asking Users

You might be in the process of acquiring Windows 10—whether you want the free upgrade or not. Microsoft has confirmed that it is “helping upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files they need” in the event that owners decide to migrate to the new OS, even if they have heretofore passed up on “reserving” their free upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.

Sep 11 07:33

French court confirms Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning

A French court upheld on Thursday a 2012 ruling in which Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, who says he suffered neurological problems after inhaling the U.S. company’s Lasso weedkiller.

Sep 11 07:25

REAL PROGRESS! : Alabama House Committee Passes Massive Porn Tax…

Rather than fix a $200 million overspending problem before October 1, the Alabama House Ways and Means Committee has passed a 40 percent “porn tax” on the gross receipts from the sale, rental, or admission charges of pornographic material. This includes pornographic magazines, adult videos, and online adult rentals.

Sep 10 14:59

Average U.S. Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Inches up to 3.9%

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates inched up this week as financial markets awaited the Federal Reserve’s crucial decision next week on interest rates.

Sep 10 14:58

The Massive Debt Bomb is Going to Explode: “We Are Reaching a Limit”

Debt now defines us. Personal, student and government debt crises loom over us all. Will America ever go the way of Greece?

The main problem America and the world has is what Morgan calls “the debt bomb.” He says the debt is at the center of the black hole of our problems. Morgan explains, “We are reaching a limit. All systems reach a limit. No tree grows to the sky.”


Sep 10 14:25

San Francisco: Rent a Bunk Bed for $1,800 Per Month

As the cost of housing skyrockets in America’s largest cities, an unfortunate trend has emerged. Would be renters are starting to pay top dollar for the most marginal of living conditions. Whether it’s the proliferation of 370 square foot micro apartments in New York, or the backyard tent that was rented out for nearly $1000 a month in California, the trend is undeniable. In the future, Americans will have to pay everything if they want next to nothing.

The latest development in the housing crisis comes from San Francisco (big surprise), where a three-story structure is now home to the “co-creative” Vinyasa Housing Project, which is essentially just a hostel that is only advertised on Airbnb. Here you will find 30 people crammed into a large Victorian style house with a fully stocked communal kitchen and multiple bathrooms on each floor. The cost? $1,800 a month for a bunk bed in a room which you would share with 1-3 other people.