CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS

Jul 31 10:29

Woman sues after becoming unwitting hostage in active shooter drill

A Colorado woman has filed suit against her former employer and the Carbondale Police Department after she says she was taken hostage during an unannounced active shooter drill.

Jul 31 10:17

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Gov't Planned To “Retaliate and Cause Pain” On Countries Refusing GMOs

by Arjun Walia

Studies that link Genetically Modified (GM) food to multiple human health ailments are not the only thing that has millions of people questioning the production of GM food. The fact that previously classified secret government documents show how the Bush administration developed ways to retaliate against countries that were refusing to use GM seeds is another.

If documents regarding our food are required to be concealed from the public domain, something is not right, and it’s great to have an organization like WikiLeaks shed some light into the world that’s been hidden from us for so many years...

Jul 30 15:48

Wikileaks defies Australian court’s ‘blanket censorship order’ by publishing it

Founder Julian Assange says unprecedented government gag order is 'blindfolding the Australian public'

Jul 30 14:27

The Top 15 Lies You’re Being Told About Health and Mainstream Medicine

Do you ever question what doctors, nutritionists, institutions and even science tells you about your health, food, environment and lifestyle? You should, because we live in an era of deception and duplicity where the most trusted and valued sources of information are hijacked by much bigger interests than you can imagine.

Jul 30 07:03

Letter: Former VP of Monsanto is now Deputy Commissioner of FDA — conflict of interest?

Warning about GMO concerns

Genetically Modified Organisms are food you eat, such as corn and soy, that were manipulated in a laboratory by forcing DNA from a completely foreign species into them. This foreign DNA may include a virus and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Farmers have found GMOs cause the death of livestock. The Food and Drug Administration’s own scientists warned that genetically engineered food had serious health hazards, but no health testing is required. Europe has rejected GMOs due to health effects. Animal studies have shown GMO foods cause infertility, accelerated aging, dysfunctional insulin regulation, changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system, and immune problems such as asthma, allergies, and inflammation

Jul 29 16:06

Privacy group outlines cost of surveillance

“Our findings indicate that the NSA’s actions have already begun to, and will continue to, cause significant damage to the interests of the United States and the global Internet community,” the organization wrote in its report.

Jul 29 15:27

Tech Companies Reel as NSA’s Spying Tarnishes Reputations

U.S. technology companies are in danger of losing more business to foreign competitors if the National Security Agency’s power to spy on customers isn’t curbed, researchers with the New America Foundation said in a report today.

Jul 29 13:28

Average Price of Electricity Climbs to All-Time Record

For the first time ever, the average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity in the United States has broken through the 14-cent mark, climbing to a record 14.3 cents in June, according to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jul 29 10:23

Does Apple deliberately slow old iPhones before a new release?

New research has lent weight to longstanding suspicions that Apple slows down older models of iPhones to encourage users to upgrade to its latest release.

Jul 29 09:23

NY police harvest innocent users data to track flag vandals

The New York Police Department is scanning through thousands of innocent cell users’ data in order to find evidence related to the mysterious appearance of two white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge last week.

Jul 29 05:27

UPDATE 1-Brazil farmers say GMO corn no longer resistant to pests

Genetically modified corn seeds are no longer protecting Brazilian farmers from voracious tropical bugs, increasing costs as producers turn to pesticides, a farm group said on Monday.

Producers want four major manufacturers of so-called BT corn seeds to reimburse them for the cost of spraying up to three coats of pesticides this year, said Ricardo Tomczyk, president of Aprosoja farm lobby in Mato Grosso state.

"The caterpillars should die if they eat the corn, but since they didn't die this year producers had to spend on average 120 reais ($54) per hectare ... at a time that corn prices are terrible," he said.

Large-scale farming in the bug-ridden tropics has always been a challenge, and now Brazil's government is concerned that planting the same crops repeatedly with the same seed technologies has left the agricultural superpower vulnerable to pest outbreaks and dependent on toxic chemicals.

Jul 28 18:41

Should Homeopathic Medicines be Banned?

Waking Times

In England, The Daily Mail Reporter headlines “Homeopathy remedies should be labeled as placebos and banned on NHS“, but added, “But some doctors said their patients seemed to benefit despite no clinical trial evidence that homeopathy worked.”

Jul 28 18:39

The Corporate Takeover of All Natural Food

Waking Times

Walk through your local grocery store these days and you’ll see the words “all natural” emblazoned on a variety of food packages. The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label few have remarked on what’s really at stake — the natural ingredients and the companies themselves.

Jul 28 16:14

IBM and USAA put Watson A.I. to work in the military

IBM continues its epic push to entrench Watson in applications — including consumer-facing applications with customer USAA, which provides financial services to U.S. military personnel and their families. The new IBM Watson Engagement Advisor aims to help service people make the transition from military to civilian live, IBM said.

Jul 28 13:42

Hillary Clinton backs GMOs to the hilt

The Times of San Diego reports on Hillary Clinton’s keynote speech to biotech heavy hitters, at the recent BIO International Convention.

The headline is: “Hillary Clinton Cheers Biotechers, Backing GMOs and Federal Help.”

Hillary professes worry that biotech companies are moving their operations out of the US. The answer? Federal subsidies, of course:

“’Maybe there’s a way of getting a representative group of actors at the table’ to discuss how the federal government could help biotechs with ‘insurance against risk,’ she said.”

In other words, stay in the US, carry out as much research as you want to, and we’ll knock down lawsuits, pay you for your failures, and support you when you lie and claim your results are positive and pose no risk to human health.

Jul 28 10:34

The Light Bulb Conspiracy: Planned Obsolescence - Why Everything We Buy Breaks

Ever wonder why newer products don’t seem to last very long…? Why were older products so durable and long lasting compared to the junk we’re sold these days? Are you tired of things falling apart and breaking down on you? Would you like to know why this is happening? Have a look at this documentary.

Jul 28 07:22

The Statin Controversy Continues…for Good Reason!

by Dr. K.J. McLaughlin

You’ve likely heard about the importance of cholesterol and how you should get your cholesterol levels checked every year as part of your annual check-up. Blood cholesterol has been used as an indicator of health risk now for a number of decades. Ever since the link between LDL cholesterol and coronary artery disease was made, the role of cholesterol in the diet has also been highly publicized.

Remember the egg controversy? The prevailing wisdom was that you shouldn’t eat eggs because they contain cholesterol. The thought was that you should also avoid all foods high in cholesterol or saturated fat, which raises cholesterol levels...

Jul 28 06:41

Your chicken is about to get more full of feces

The USDA is moving toward final approval of a rule that would replace most government inspectors with untrained company employees, and to allow companies to slaughter chickens at a much faster rate. (The rule is called the "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection", but advocates like the Center for Food Safety and Food and Water Watch are calling it the "Filthy Chicken Rule".) It could be approved as soon as this week.

This "modernization" of inspections through privatization is likely to cause more problems than already occur because the company employees will be disinclined to cost their bosses money by slowing down, stopping production or removing chickens when there's a problem. "It's really letting the fox guard the chicken coop", says Tony Corbo of Food and Water Watch.

Jul 28 06:28

Butler Hosch, Regional Trustee Services Screw Staff, Stiff Lawyer, Depo Staff and Get Sued.*


Monday, July 28, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Butler Hosch, Regional Trustee Services Screw Staff, Stiff Lawyer, Depo Staff and Get Sued.*

Remember how I showed you six (6) weeks ago that Regional Trustee Services' CFO Deborah Kaufman bailed on a video deposition and Robinson-Tait and RTS agreed to pay appearance fees for Attorney Ha Dao, the Court Reporter and Affordable Video Depo -- i.e. Yours Truly?

Jul 27 22:31

U.S. wants to criminalize music and movie streaming

SOPA and PIPA are dead, but the Obama administration is still determined to make illicit movie and streaming a felony.

Jul 27 19:29

Tor received over $1.8m from the US government last year, including $830k from military spies

Now, according to tax documents released this week, we learn that the Tor Project received over $1.8m from the US government in 2013. Of that, $256,900 came directly from the State Department, with an additional $555, 413 coming from Internews Network, which the documents confirm as a “pass-through” organization for State Department money.

Jul 27 17:09

BNP to pay $80 million for defrauding Dept of Agriculture

A US court entered an $80 million judgment against French bank BNP Paribas for defrauding a programme designed to protect US exporters, the Justice Department said Thursday. BNP agreed in June to pay $8.9 billion for violating US sanctions.

Jul 27 11:18

6 companies own 90% of media consumed by Americans

The much-admired Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black may be rolling in his grave at the prospect of a merger between 21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc., which would reduce control of the major Hollywood studios to five owners, from six, and major television producers to four, from five.

Jul 27 10:32

‘I can now climb trees’: 6yo kid gets prosthetic arm from 3D printer

A 6 year-old boy from Florida born with right arm deficiency has received a prosthetic replacement. Now climbing a tree and catching a ball will be easier for him. Students from Florida University made it on a 3D printer for just $350 in just 8 weeks.

Jul 26 21:09

How – and Why – to Boycott Factory Farmed Chicken

Waking Times

This article is for everyone who eats chicken. It’s not about whether eating chicken is moral or healthy. If based on your own ethical and nutritional requirements, you’ve already decided to eat chicken, please consider this advice.

Jul 26 14:43

Google must not be left to censor history’ – Wikipedia Founder

The power to “censor history” should not be left in Google’s hands, Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales warned, after the search engine giant revealed it had approved over 90,000 so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ requests. Wales said a European Court ruling allowing people to have links scrubbed from the search engine’s index was “open-ended.” He further slammed the law for being unclear.

Jul 26 10:19

The FDA Does Not Have to Ban Antibiotic Use in Livestock, Court Rules

By Lisa Egan
Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a detailed report outlining a major threat to public health - antibiotic resistance.
That report describes the very real possibility of common infections and minor injuries becoming lethal because of the diminishing effectiveness of antibiotics.
According to the report, resistance to common bacteria has reached "alarming levels" in many parts of the world. Perhaps even more scary is that in some settings, few - if any - available treatment options remain effective.

Jul 26 08:38

Government Outlawing School Bake Sales? Just Say NO!

The push back is not about students’ taste buds, but their wallets. Food fundraisers are a crucial source of revenue for schools, state education officials say. “Tough economic times have translated into fewer resources and these fundraisers allow our schools to raise a considerable amount of money for very worthwhile education programs,” the Georgia Department of Education wrote in a recent press release. “While we are concerned about the obesity epidemic, limiting food-and-beverage fundraisers at schools and school-related events is not the solution to solving it.” The statement called the federal guidelines on fundraisers “an absolute overreach of the federal government.”

Jul 25 13:20

Cancer is curable NOW: Watch the full free documentary here

We live in a world of outrageous lies fronted by corporate interests, but one of the fundamental undeniable truths of biology is that cancer is curable

Jul 25 11:05

Al Qaeda prepping for cyber attack on U.S., says Justice Dept. official

John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Dept. of Justice, announced Thursday that Al Qaeda terrorists may be planning an attack on infrastructure within the U.S. to 9/11 proportions and that targets may include banking systems and power grids.

Jul 25 10:32

Michelle Obama teaming up with Monsanto to promote children’s food

The popular agriculture company Monsanto is partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote nutritional foods for kids. According to reports from the Associated Press, Monsanto will spend $50 million over five years on a campaign to market ‘healthy’ genetically modified food to children. The agrochemical company will also bring its food offerings for kids in line with the new federal standards for labeling and nutrition.

Obama announced her intentions in front of crates of fresh produce on Thursday. “When I see a company like Monsanto launch an initiative like this, I feel more hopeful than ever before,” said the First Lady. “We can improve how we make and sell food in this country.”

Jul 25 09:51

Knowledge without wisdom: Phaethon and technocracy

IN OUR EMERGENT TECHNOCRACY WE ARE SUBMERGED IN A SEA OF KNOWLEDGE
Modern wonders reach their apex in the readily available stores of knowledge at anyone’s fingertips.

Jul 25 08:19

Amazon Fire Phone is harder to fix than the Galaxy S5, iPhone 5S

Amazon's Fire Phone is out in the US today, and it so far has been met with mixed reviews.

iFixit hasn't had much nice to say about the Fire Phone either, having torn the smartphone apart to see how easy it is to put back together. As it turned out, it's not easy at all, with iFixit giving the handset a repairability score of three out of 10. This is lower than the five out of 10 scored by the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the six out of 10 given to the iPhone 5S*.

Jul 24 22:26

How – and Why – to Boycott Factory Farmed Chicken

Waking Times

This article is for everyone who eats chicken. It’s not about whether eating chicken is moral or healthy. If based on your own ethical and nutritional requirements, you’ve already decided to eat chicken, please consider this advice:

Jul 24 22:25

10 Young People Who Are Changing the Food System for the Better

Waking Times

Innovations in agriculture don’t just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights. In fact, many incredibly inspiring projects are the creations of youth and young people around the world. Food Tank is excited to highlight ten young foodies who make us more hopeful about the future.

Jul 24 13:09

McDonald's Stands By Meat Supplier Amid Shanghai Food Scandal

One of the latest food scares has rocked Shanghai, China... But this food system issue has implications for the U.S.

McDonald's - still lovin' it?

Jul 24 08:09

EPA denies request to use toxic herbicide on superweeds in Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied an emergency application to use a hazardous pesticide on 3 million acres of Texas cotton fields, after groups representing environmental, public health, and organic farm interests urged the agency to reject the request based on environmental effects and the predictable nature of the weed resistance to currently used chemicals.

Despite finding that the application met the urgent and non-routine emergency criteria, EPA cited aggregate exposure through drinking water and other risk assessment concerns as the reason for the denial...

Jul 23 19:54

9 Marijuana Policies From Around the World That Are Way Ahead of the U.S.

Waking Times

The U.S. is far behind when it comes to drug laws that actually make sense.

While people in Barcelona, Spain are lighting joints up on the street outside of bars as tourists flock to enjoy a marijuana culture that increasing rivals Amsterdam, the U.S. continues it’s prohibitionist path. While Israel’s government sanctions its researchers’ advancements into the science of marijuana medicine, the U.S. government obstructs any research into pot’s potential benefits.

Jul 23 19:51

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Waking Times

Based on the sheer amount of research studies available dating back to the 1950s on the association between industrial chemicals and neurobehavioral disorders – it makes sense that more recent studies are finally starting to emphasize the chemical/neurodevelopmental disorder connection. That is, additional links to keynotes seen in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD symptomology.

Jul 23 19:48

Raw Milk Versus Pasteurized—Which Is Safer?

Waking Times

The United States lags far behind many other nations when it comes to food safety and nutritional recommendations, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to raw milk.

Jul 23 16:31

Alleged Glyphosate Poisoning Leaves 2 Children Dead in Paraguay

A deadly combination of the excessive use of Glyphosate herbicide on GM soybean crops and inaction by local doctors has allegedly left two children dead and 33 people (including 18 children) with poisoning symptoms in the Canindeyú region of Paraguay.

3-year-old Adelaida Alvarez died suddenly on Monday morning at home while her family was preparing to take her to the hospital, and her sister Adela Alvarez (6 months) died on Tuesday after being discharged from the Curuguaty Hospital...

Jul 23 13:37

CREEPY : Feds to ‘Deploy’ Robot Companions for Children in Schools, Homes…

The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.

Jul 23 11:55

MH17 hauled gruesome cargo in infected corpses and tainted blood

IN THESE STILL EARLY HOURS FOLLOWING THE MYSTERY CRASH OF MH17, ONE MUST DARE TO THINK THE UNTHINKABLE

Jul 23 11:30

City refuses to pay for Obama’s fundraising visit

The city of Medina, Wash. says it won’t be paying for President Obama’s Tuesday evening fundraising visit.According to Medina City Manager Mike Sauerwein, prior presidential visits have cost local residents as much as $35,000

Jul 23 11:11

Military device used on Detroit protest against water shutoffs

Nine persons were arrested at the entrance to Homrich, a demolition contractor working on a $5.6 million deal to perform the water shutoffs on residents

Jul 23 11:11

Obamacare Sting Operation Reveals Fake Insurance Applications Getting Approved

An undercover operation found that the majority of fake Obamacare applications submitted were approved by the health law’s enrollment system.

Jul 23 10:15

The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Freemason BUS & the House of Rothschild

In 1789 Alexander Hamilton became the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Hamilton was one of many Founding Fathers who were Freemasons. He had close relations with the Rothschild family which owns the Bank of England and leads the European Freemason movement. With Rothschild financing Alexander Hamilton founded two New York banks, including Bank of New York.

Jul 22 16:02

BEEF PRICE HITS NEW RECORD

The price of beef and bacon hit its all-time high in the United States in June, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Jul 22 10:13

General Motors CEO says company will use bankruptcy to shield itself from lawsuits

Last Thursday, General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra told a Senate hearing that GM would use its 2009 bankruptcy reorganization to shield itself from potential lawsuits. Barra and other GM officials testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee’s subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance.

Jul 22 08:25

Scientists Review 343 Studies To See If Organic Food Is Really Better For You

by Arjun Walia

The reasons to eat organic just got bigger, another study (among many) examining conventionally grown produce vs organically grown produce has made its way into the public domain. This one was conducted by researchers and scientists who examined 343 peer-reviewed studies to determine if organic food is really better for you compared to conventional produce.

The study was recently published in The British Journal of Nutrition and identified a clear difference between organic and non-organic food...

Jul 21 19:22

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/07/21/toxic-hot-seat-dont-know-flame-retardant-chemicals-can-hurt-ways-one/

Waking Times

Fear of fire is primal. No one wants to burn to death. This is undoubtedly why it’s so difficult to repeal laws relating to the use of fire retardant chemicals—even though experiments show they do not work… and worse, they’re actually exposing you to potent toxins.

Jul 21 19:21

How Palm Oil Ravages Rainforests, Endangers Wildlife and Destroys Communities

Waking Times

Agriculture plays a massive role in today’s global economy. It’s easy to not realize that your salad’s fresh tomatoes are likely flown in from the Netherlands, its asparagus is picked by a Peruvian farmer and the dressing has palm oil harvested in Indonesia. Our complicity in an agricultural system that ships food products across the world via air, land and sea becomes a political decision, one that impacts the environment on a global scale. And palm oil, a popular ingredient in nearly 75 percent of food products, has one of the largest environmentally destructive effects of any wide-spread food products.

Jul 21 17:19

ObamaCare’s Shrinking Geography

Probably hoping no one would notice, regulators late last week exempted from ObamaCare five U.S. territories where it was failing. Will they do the same once it’s obvious ObamaCare is failing everywhere else?

Jul 21 15:06

City Block Evacuated After Police Forget Fake Training Bomb On Metro Bus

According to Q13FOX News, DB Gates of the King County Sheriff’s Office said that “it appears they must not have double checked that all the fake devices were off the bus before putting it back in service.”

Jul 21 13:52

Shit to hit fan! — Large empty department stores, Wal-Mart’s being converted into FEMA camps now!

As you may know, I recently reported that the Department of Defense along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has plans to house illegal migrants in unused airport hangars and is currently housing them in camps on various military installations across the country.

Jul 21 11:59

Verizon Offers Free Gifts to Customers Who Consent to Surveillance

Wireless company in middle of NSA scandal offers gift cards for your web surfing and location history -- Verizon Wireless is launching a rewards program this week for subscribers who consent to having their everyday movements tracked.

Jul 21 11:40

BS ALERT! IRS Reports EVEN MORE Computer Crashes!

The new round of computer crash victims includes David Fish, who routinely corresponded with Lois Lerner, as well as Lerner subordinate Andy Megosh, Lerner’s technical adviser Justin Lowe, and Cincinnati-based agent Kimberly Kitchens.

Jul 21 11:25

KAL 007 case shows parallels with Malaysian Airlines MH17

This is not the first time there has been a downing of a commercial flight, and, as in most such cases, there is more to the story of Malaysian Airlines MH17 than the first impression suggests. One particular case from the past gives us clues as to what this “more” might be.

Jul 21 10:31

California halts injection of fracking waste, warning it may be contaminating aquifers

STATE’S DROUGHT HAS FORCED FARMERS TO RELY ON GROUNDWATER, EVEN AS CALIFORNIA AQUIFERS HAVE BEEN INTENTIONALLY POLLUTED DUE TO EXEMPTIONS FOR OIL INDUSTRY

Jul 21 09:57

Government is not your friend — it’s your employee

In my previous article ‘’Fukushima: The Genocide of the Human Race’’ I wrote about the law passed in Japan on Dec 6, 2013 which provides 10 years imprisonment to anyone who either leaks or tries to obtain information about the Fukushima nuclear disaster. (1)

Jul 21 07:17

McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food safety scare

McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

The companies said they immediately stopped using meat from the supplier, Husi Food Co., Ltd. The Shanghai office of China’s food and drug agency said it was investigating and told customers to suspend use of the supplier’s products.

Dragon TV said Sunday that Husi, owned by OSI Group of Aurora, Illinois, repackaged old beef and chicken and put new expiration dates on them. It said they were sold to McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants.

Jul 21 05:48

White House 'Quietly' Exempts 4.5 Million People In 5 "Territories" From Obamacare

As WSJ reports, last week's geopolitical chaos and distraction was ideal for a news dump, and the White House didn't disappoint: On no legal basis, all 4.5 million residents of the five U.S. territories were quietly released from ObamaCare. It seems the costs of healthcare soared in these five territories due to uneconomic mandates - which woul dhave been a disaster PR-wise for the administration and so, under cover of catastrophe, WSJ reports all of a sudden last week HHS discovered new powers after "a careful review of this situation and the relevant statutory language," that enabled them to 'selectively exempt' American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands from Obamacare. And all while vacationing...

Jul 20 20:15

Cancer and Food – Mainstream Media Skeptical of Superfoods and Alkaline Diets

Waking Times

A recent science blog on the Cancer Research UK website triumphantly declared, “Don’t believe the type – 10 persistent cancer myths debunked.” In a world where incidents of cancer are growing at an alarming rate and more and more of us know of someone afflicted with one form of cancer or another, it predictably kickstarted a fierce debate as to the efficacy of the numerous forms of cancer treatment touted both by the establishment pharmaceutical industry and those researching alternative methods.

Jul 20 20:13

Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Waking Times

Victor Lebow an economist, retail analyst and author, wrote a very pertinent account of modern consumerism in his 1955 paper, “Price Competition in 1955,” which was published in the Spring issue of the “Journal of Retailing.”

Jul 20 17:12

Teacher disciplined because her students’ scores are too high

An East Rockaway teacher has accused the school district of ousting her from the classroom because her students’ strong performance on standardized tests has backfired. Voula Coyle, a veteran fourth grade teacher at Rhame Avenue School, said her strong teaching skills have dragged down her school’s state rating.

Jul 19 11:39

NBC News declares ‘billions could starve’ as America’s water aquifers run dry

In America, a crisis is unfolding right under the public’s feet. Water scarcity is beginning to creep into the Texas panhandle and the breadbasket region of the United States. A valuable aquifer that once provided water security is drying up beneath farmers’ feet as drought-like conditions linger.

Jul 19 11:04

Snowden: ‘NSA employees frequently watch naked subjects, pass photos to co-workers’

MOSCOW (INTELLIHUB) — In a 17-minute interview with the London Guardian, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the fringe benefits of working surveillance detail for the NSA.

Jul 19 10:58

MH17 conspiracy theories emerge: Fake passports, AIDS researchers, false flags and more

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over Ukraine is a catastrophic event resulting in the loss of 295 lives (280 passengers and 15 crew). Details are still emerging about what really happened, but Netizens are already fronting various theories of what may have been the root causes behind the downing of the passenger jet.

Jul 18 22:42

Two men travel country to document secret U.S. Goverment depoulation agenda *Video*

(INTELLIHUB) — A must see film, produced by Intellihub’s Shepard Ambellas, who also appears on Travel Channel, and world renown documentary filmmaker Jason Bermas of Loose Change, Fabled Enemies, covers the U.S. Government’s current top-secret depopulation agenda that Obama simply can’t allow you to see.

Jul 18 21:33

81% of California in severe drought, Water Police on patrol

WATER POLICE UPPING ENFORCEMENT, STAFF, ISSUING MORE TICKETS — RESTAURANTS FINED FOR SERVING WATER

Jul 18 15:14

Antipsychotic Meds May Literally Shrink Your Brain: Study

A study published today has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measurable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia...

Jul 18 09:26

FEDEX charged with trafficking prescription drugs

FedEx Corp. was indicted for delivering prescription pain pills, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs and other controlled substances for illegal Internet pharmacies. A conviction could be “material,” the company said today in a regulatory filing.

Jul 18 08:39

Foreclosure: Uniform Commercial Code Law Conference Addresses Homeowner Super Pac; Atty Wendy Alison Nora and More.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Alina Virani, KingCast and Mortgage Movies Watch Homeowners' Super Pac, Seattle's Rolling Rebellion, Attorneys, Politicians and Citizens Square off Against the Banksters' Uniform Law "Reform" Conference.

Yessir, Karen Pooley, Yours Truly and several other dedicated people actually participated and were acknowledged by ULC's William Breetz as he stated that the conference welcomed homeowner and protestors' concerns. I am hear to help assure that his words amount to something more than mere promises. Video forthcoming.

The short (local) version of this video is here.
Deadly Clear website link is here.
HuffPo's Joel Sucher's coverage is here.

Jul 18 06:21

USDA withdraws GMO disclosure rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is backing down from a GMO disclosure rule that would have provided state regulators with critical information about the genetically modified organisms that farmers use to spray their crops.

In February 2013, the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service proposed sharing information with state regulators about genetically engineered organisms that are released in their jurisdictions. But the USDA withdrew the rule Thursday, because it said it found "potential vulnerabilities" that would have put farmers' businesses at risk.

"We have decided to withdraw the proposed rule to ensure that our ability to protect confidential business information from disclosure is maintained," the USDA wrote in the Federal Register.
GMOs, also known as genetically engineered organisms, have been a subject of much controversy and speculation because of the potential negative health effects critics say they may have.

Jul 17 22:19

We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

U.S. stocks are now about 80% overvalued on certain key long-term measures, according to research by financial consultant Andrew Smithers, the chairman of Smithers & Co. and one of the few to warn about the bubble of the late 1990s at the time.

Jul 17 10:33

Obama Attacks Second Amendment with Executive Order

Outlaws Russian-made AK-47 rifles with stroke of his unconstitutional pen!

Obama exploited the conflict in Ukraine to target the importation of the popular AK line of firearms manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern in Izhmash, Russia. The unconstitutional ban includes the Saiga line of rifles and shotguns.

Jul 17 10:22

BEX ALERT - Will a terror attack strike the U.S. Open? An Al Qaeda publication says yes

According to an NYPD’s Rebecca Weiner, Director of Intelligence, Wednesday, the U.S. Open Tennis Championship was listed as a prospective target in an Al Qaeda publication recently causing great concern.

Jul 17 09:02

Wind turbine fire risk: Number that catch alight each year is ten times higher than the industry admits

Nearly 120 wind turbines catch fire each year, according to new research - ten times the number reported by the industry.

The figures, compiled by engineers at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh, make fire the second-largest cause of accidents after blade failure.

The researchers claim that out of 200,000 turbines around the world, 117 fires take place annually - far more than the 12 reported by wind farm companies.

Jul 17 09:00

GM withheld information about crashes tied to defective ignition switch

Documents obtained by the New York Times reveal that General Motors (GM) withheld information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding several fatal crashes linked to an ignition switch defect. The Times revelations, published Wednesday, further suggest that General Motors executives worked consciously to cover up the defect, which likely killed scores if not hundreds.

After delaying for more than a decade, earlier this year GM ordered a recall of several low cost models, whose ignition switches can be easily jarred out of the run position. This can lead to loss of vehicle control and the failure of airbags to deploy.

Jul 17 05:46

Lexapro ingredients exposed: You won't believe what this drug is really made of

(NaturalNews) Sure, we all know that drugs aren't made of sugar and spice, but sometimes the ingredients that are included in even the most popular and widely used drugs can be pretty disturbing. Although Lexapro is marketed as a drug for fighting both depression and anxiety, many of the ingredients contained in the medication have been linked with serious health conditions, including cancer.

Jul 16 23:25

CDC Safety Lapses: CDC Security Breaches and Mishandling of Biological Weapons and Pathogens

The event has sparked major concerns over the lack of independent oversight of potentially dangerous biological research nationwide, as the number of labs dealing with these deadly pathogens has surged in recent years.

Jul 16 19:50

CDC's National Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is spying on kids & parents

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is using data analysis to identify children and families most at risk, and thus inform how time and money is allocated. When the DCF started this project two years ago, the goal was to see fewer dead children -- and that's what the department says is happening while spying on children & families.

Jul 16 18:52

636,000 Vets Wait a Month or More for Doc Appointments

Some 636,000 veterans across the country have medical appointments that are least a month from when they wanted to be seen, and 8,000 have been waiting four months to see a doctor, the chairman of a Senate committee announced Wednesday.

Jul 16 17:07

Frequent Use of Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops Making Some People Sick

The new documentary film Mobilize warns of the health dangers from cell phone radiation. Now a new study in the journal Pediatrics shows that there are less-predictable health risks from using smartphones, tablets and laptops, including rashes from the frequently used metal, nickel.

Jul 16 15:10

Company sets limit on length of bathroom breaks

Spend more than 6 minutes a day in the bathroom at Chicago’s WaterSaver Faucet company and you’ll face disciplinary measures. -- That’s what a union contends the manufacturer is pulling: timing bathroom breaks and warning employees when they can’t beat the clock.

Jul 16 08:40

10 Problems Genetically Modified Foods Are Already Causing

by Joe Martino

Genetically modified foods (GMOs) have been getting a bad rep for years now as studies continue to come out revealing the dangerous nature of GMOs. Whether it be the harm they cause to people eating them, or the environment, many believe GMOs have no place in our world.

On the flip side, many state there are no real concerns we have to worry about yet when it comes to human consumption, and in many ways GMOs help to feed the world. The ‘feed the world’ claim has always been refuted by pointing to the amount of food waste that exists as well as the current farming methods available that could feed the world without GMOs.

Nonetheless, people are not sold on GMOs and they have good reason. Here are 10 problems genetically modified foods are already causing in our world. No need to keep waiting for the science, it’s already in...

Jul 16 08:08

Golden Rice: GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

by Tony Cartalucci

Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortunes attempting to sway the public but to no avail. Local, organic agriculture is growing in popularity and proliferating across all social-strata. The introduction of technology to automate and augment organic farming is making it as competitive and accessible or more so than the capital-intensive models of monopoly employed by big-ag.

In response, big-ag has attempted several distasteful public relation stunts, including "super bananas for Africa" and "Golden Rice" to allegedly feed Asia's poor...

Jul 15 21:16

First Human Trials of Genetically Modified Bananas Underway

Waking Times

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) had previously signed an agreement with India’s department of biotechnology to invest in a four-year project to develop GMO iron-rich bananas. Now, a researcher at the QUT has led a scientific effort to create GMO bananas with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The world’s first human trial of pro-vitamin A-enriched banana is underway in the United States.

Jul 15 21:15

How Your Local Library Can Help You Resist the Surveillance State

Waking Times

A woman was trying to apply for a job at a major retailer. She had to fill out an online form that prompted her to create a username and password, and then enter personal information down to the last four digits of her Social Security number.“How do you know if it’s real?” she asked me, already agitated because her computer session was about to time out. The last time she tried to do something like this, she ended up on some sort of scam website.As a librarian, I talk with people all the time who are uncertain about who and what to trust online. Teaching information literacy, whether in a classroom or one-on-one, is a big part of what we do, and knowing how to use the Internet safely is an ever more important skill given the extent to which online platforms are part of our lives.

Jul 15 14:50

Suing file-sharers doesn’t work lawyers warn

The American Bar Association has released a detailed white paper advising the Government on how to tackle online piracy.

Jul 15 13:42

An Organic Farmer in Congress: Chellie's Story

"We don't have to think up rocket science to do this again, but we do have to take on some big enemies. But the fact is, all we have to do is replicate the way we always did things here, and the way we want to do them again."

Jul 15 09:33

Big Corporations Have An OVERWHELMING Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply

From our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way. Right now there are more than 313 million people living in the United States, and the job of feeding all of those people is almost entirely in the hands of just a few dozen monolithic companies. If you do not like how our food is produced or you don't believe that it is healthy enough, it isn't very hard to figure out who is to blame. These mammoth corporations are not in business to look out for the best interests of the American people.

Jul 15 07:33

Big Corporations Have An OVERWHELMING Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply

From our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way. Right now there are more than 313 million people living in the United States, and the job of feeding all of those people is almost entirely in the hands of just a few dozen monolithic companies. If you do not like how our food is produced or you don't believe that it is healthy enough, it isn't very hard to figure out who is to blame. These mammoth corporations are not in business to look out for the best interests of the American people. Rather, the purpose of these corporations is to maximize wealth for their shareholders. So the American people end up eating billions of pounds of extremely unhealthy food that is loaded with chemicals and additives each year, and we just keep getting sicker and sicker as a society. But these big corporations are raking in big profits, so they don't really care.

Jul 15 06:10

Study shows synthetic vitamins in 'fortified' breakfast cereals harming children

(NaturalNews) Breakfast cereals that are "fortified" with synthetic imitations of vitamins like zinc, niacin, and vitamin A could be harming children, says a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Researchers from the consumer advocacy organization maintain that many cereals, breakfast bars and other breakfast products marketed to children contain excess levels of synthetic vitamins that may harm vital organs and immune function in the longer term.

Jul 15 02:26

ELECTRONIC DEVICE USERS REPORTING MYSTERY RASHES

“Usually redness, itchiness, even blisters can occur; swelling — it can be very uncomfortable,” Bassett said. “And people may not realize they’re allergic to something they use all the time.”

Jul 14 14:02

Xanax made with GMOs, allergens and artificial coloring chemicals

Just like nearly every other drug, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax contains fillers and additives that are listed as “inactive” ingredients, but which actually can pose significant health risks.

Jul 13 23:23

World economy ‘more fragile than before 2007 crash’

The world economy is just as vulnerable to a financial crisis as it was in 2007, with the added danger that debt ratios are now far higher and emerging markets have been drawn into the fire as well, the Bank for International Settlements has warned.

Jul 13 13:44

The “makers” and “takers” — Not who you think

The old “53% vs. 47%” meme that got so much attention in the 2012 election resurfaced this week when it came out that Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez apparently first coined it at a 2010 Rotary Club speech.

Jul 13 11:03

CIA Style Guide: Using Good Grammar to Describe Despotism

When explaining how and why they violate constitutional protections of fundamental rights, leaders of the federal intelligence apparatus insist it be done with style.

Jul 13 10:31

Miami-Dade to lose hundreds of police officers in budget crisis — Crime to ensue

AS THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE OF AMERICA NEARS, CITIES LIKE MIAMI MAY BECOME LAWLESS

Strap up and wait

Jul 13 09:58

In The Internet of Things, YOU Will Be The Key

Nicholas West
Activist Post

The move to give everyone a global unique ID that can be verified across nearly all human activity has been in the works for some time. As you can see by the image at the right, defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, is now a global leader in biometric identification. Comforting.

Naturally, the fear of identity theft and cyber-banking crime of all stripes has been the sales pitch to accept identity tech such as facial recognition, iris scans, and fingerprinting, as well as their attendant databases...

Jul 13 09:44

U.S. spending billions to ‘dig ourselves a bigger climate hole’

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES THAT FOSTER FURTHER CLIMATE CRISIS AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE

Jul 13 06:55

The Future Of Americas Shopping Malls In Pictures

And they made a wasteland of America!

(Rocket 24) Hundreds of shopping malls across the U.S. have been forced to shut down following years of debilitating declines in consumer traffic.

In many cases, the shuttered malls are left to decay for years before developers or local governments raise the funds to bulldoze or renovate the space.

Pseudonymous photographer Seph Lawless traveled the country for years to find these forgotten malls and document their decay from the inside.

The photos he captured are haunting and apocalyptic, featuring dead trees and abandoned shopping carts against landscapes of broken glass and crumbling walls.

He compiled the photographs in a new book, “Black Friday: The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall,” and shared some of them with Business Insider.

Jul 12 19:03

Swine flu virus which killed half-million modified to ‘incurable’

A controversial flu researcher has modified the flu virus responsible for the 2009 pandemic to allow it evade the human immune system. His lab’s previous works include recreating the Spanish flu and making a deadly bird flu strain highly transmittable.

Jul 12 14:56

Syrian ‘oil positions’ reason for escalation – Murdoch & Rothschild must possess crystal ball

RUPERT MURDOCH AND LORD JACOB ROTHSCHILD PURCHASED A TOTAL OF $11 MILLION DOLLARS OF “EQUITY POSITIONS” WITH GENIE ENERGY CORPORATION (IDT) TOTALING AN 11% STAKE IN THE CORPORATION BACK IN 2010

Jul 12 14:56

Facebook Comments Protected Under The First Amendment, Wisconsin Judge Rules

In Smith’s profanity-filled comments he called the officers “f****** racist basturds [sic]” and likened them to male genitalia.

Poor little piggies feelings got hurt

Jul 12 10:26

Claim: Feds detain, threaten cavity search journalist at border

A U.S. JOURNALIST SAYS A FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) AGENT THREATENED TO PERFORM A CAVITY SEARCH ON HIM DURING A FIVE-HOUR DETAINMENT AT THE NEW MEXICO BORDER LAST MONTH

Jul 11 13:41

Average Americans remain skeptical of economists’ positive forecasts

After last week’s positive jobs report, economists have been revising their forecasts to reflect a more optimistic take on the recovery. Their predictions range from continued monthly job growths to lower unemployment rate. Yet if we learned anything in the past few months, it’s to not get our hopes up.

Jul 11 13:37

US disease labs made dangerous pathogen transport errors

US government infectious disease labs mishandled dangerous pathogens five times in the last decade, according to a health agency report. -- This year alone, workers mishandled samples of anthrax and the highly-infectious H5N1 avian flu.

Jul 11 11:24

Soundcloud doing a deal with record labels not to get sued

Soundcloud caused controversy recently by letting Universal Records delete content and now it's becoming clear why

Jul 11 09:55

Migrant children used as human pawns to spread infectious disease across America, warn netizens

America is in a de facto state of invasion, and it’s an invasion that was deliberately engineered to “occupy” America with a flood of illegal immigrants known to be carriers of tuberculosis, scabies, lice, AIDS, Swine Flu and other infectious diseases, warn netizens.

Jul 11 09:44

U.S. officials conversed about U.K. attempt to destroy Guardian files

NEW DOCUMENTS SEEM TO BETRAY STATEMENTS ABOUT INCIDENT WHERE COMPUTERS WERE SMASHED BY INTELLIGENCE AGENTS

Jul 11 09:42

Bradburn v. ReconTrust and Same Old Robo Signers Rear Their Ugly Head in U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Tacoma, Washington

Friday, July 11, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Interviews Jeanmarie Mason as Bradburn v. ReconTrust Rears its Ugly Head in Washington Bankruptcy Court

I see a homeowner in Bankruptcy Court facing the same issues countenanced in Bradburn v. ReconTrust (watch the courtroom video here), with G. Hernandez and Leticia Quintana holding down a lot of jobs. Their parents must be proud.

Jul 11 09:11

The Prestige (2006) – A film about revelation of the method

For most viewers, The Prestige was a film about rival stage magicians in the Victorian Era, alternately seeking to top one another in the dank climate of emerging industrial revolution and technological wonder

Jul 11 08:40

New Séralini study shows Roundup damages sperm

Activist Post

A new study in rats found that Roundup altered testicular function after only 8 days of exposure at a concentration of only 0.5%, similar to levels found in water after agricultural spraying, writes Claire Robinson, Managing Editor of GMO Seralini...

Jul 11 08:30

Facebook is spying on your mom, your relationships and your political views

Facebook is spying on your mom, your relationships and your political views

Jul 11 00:49

Junk Food Encoded in Children’s DNA and Beyond

Waking Times

New study ponders impact of Western food and GMOs on posterity’s genes…

Through the emerging information from epigenetics – the study of environmental exposure on genes – it becomes apparent that we are not the body equivalent to Las Vegas. What happens to us doesn’t stay with us – it moves on.

Jul 11 00:35

PROTESTS SPREAD: MI RESIDENTS FIGHT PLANS TO HOUSE ILLEGALS

Wolverine Human Services officials say Central American child refugees could arrive here in “a couple weeks,” though protesters didn’t roll out a welcome mat outside Vassar City Hall on Monday night.

Jul 10 17:41

When They Say The US Federal Reserve Note Is Based On Nothing , Even That Is A Whitewashing

When They Say The US Federal Reserve Note Is Based On Nothing , Even That Is A Whitewashing .

(*It's Based On Killing People .)

Jul 10 13:37

Statin use can lead to heart failure: research

Promoters of statin drugs for high cholesterol often claim that this particular class of pharmaceutical is no more harmful than a placebo, providing vast benefits without inflicting any harm

Jul 10 10:43

The NSA Literally Has a Database of Baby Photos and “Selfies” According to New Leak

NEW EDWARD SNOWDEN DOCUMENTS SHOW RIDICULOUS DATA COLLECTING OBSESSION

Jul 10 10:41

NSA targeting: ‘Nobody is safe when one group is singled out’

FOLLOWING INTERCEPT REPORT, RIGHTS GROUPS AND MUSLIM-AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS SLAM NSA TARGETING

Jul 10 10:34

Is Monsanto Contributing To The Rise In Mass Shootings?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In January, 2013, I wrote an article entitled, “Psychiatric Drugs, School Violence, And The Big Pharma Cover-up,” where I discussed the importance of the CYP450 enzymes on the metabolism of pharmaceutical drugs and the potential for adverse effects of those drugs if the CYP450 enzyme was not functioning properly.

Studies conducted over the last decade have clearly demonstrated the link between adverse reactions to Psycho-Pharmaceutical medications and underactive or underperforming CYP450 enzymes. This has caused some to wonder whether or not the recent uptick in mass shootings and the obvious link to many of the perpetrators and prescription drugs could be related to the performance of the CYP450 enzymes. Additional research, however, is now causing more questions to be asked in reference to the connections that chemicals like Glyphosate may have in the inhibition of proper CYP450 performance and, thus, in the uptick in mass shootings...

Jun 30 09:27

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

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

But prosecuting fraud was never on Holder’s radar.

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

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

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

Jun 28 09:35

Baby bust: US fertility rates hit all-time lows

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jun 25 09:19

Illinois Bans Cosmetics Containing Microbeads

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Jun 17 08:54

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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


Nov 03 08:25

Prop 37 - Argentina's Roundup Human Tragedy

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

Apr 06 14:03

Founder plans to give up Oaksterdam after raid

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

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

Apr 05 12:16

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

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

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

Apr 05 08:00

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

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

Apr 05 07:50

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

Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

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

Apr 05 03:08

Flashback: Lithium In Texan Drinkwater

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

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

Apr 04 19:28

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

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

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

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

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

Apr 04 11:18

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

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

Apr 04 11:05

Fascism Comes to the Internet: Introducing CISPA

Joe Wright
Activist Post

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

Apr 04 09:55

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

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

Apr 04 07:45

Six universities at risk of closure after bond swap

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

Mar 16 12:27

Ocean Radiation Plume Hits Hawaii From Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

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

Mar 14 05:45

Forget Asteroids and Volcanoes: Chemically Induced Infertility Threatens Human Race

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

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

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

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

Mar 13 16:58

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

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

Mar 13 16:02

The Lost Papers of the Tesla Death Rays

Nikola Tesla died on January 7th, 1943 in Hotel New Yorker, in Manhattan, in room 3327 on the 33rd floor of the hotel. Immediately after Tesla’s death, Tesla scientific papers vanished from his hotel room in Hotel New Yorker. Tesla papers were never found. Tesla papers contained scientific data and information about “Death Rays”, which could be used for military purposes.
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The Arctic Beacon
www.arcticbeacon.com/articles/19-Jan-2007.htmlCached - Similar
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18 Jan 2007 – Regarding the creation of the "Curious George" television monkey ... Regarding information that Daddy Bush is actually named George H. Scherff, Jr., and the son of Tesla's ... Is George H.W. Bush Really Prescott Bush's Son?

Mar 13 15:44

Big Brother Spy Cameras To Prevent Uninsured Drivers From Getting Gas

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

Jan 16 11:22

Cruise disaster: Perfect storm of events caused Costa Concordia crash

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

Dec 11 07:19

Business Shamanism: Great Awakening Ushering in New Principles

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

Dec 11 07:16

Report: Swiss Bank Refuses to Release Gold

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

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

Dec 11 01:02

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

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

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

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

Dec 11 00:43

Homeland Security Recruiting Neighborhood Busybodies as Informants

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

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

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

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

Dec 10 22:49

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 10 15:40

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

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

Dec 09 21:29

Top Military Brass Working With BP to Promote Gulf Seafood

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 19:16

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 09 18:04

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

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

Dec 09 11:36

Remember $4 gasoline? Oil speculators are back

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

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

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

Dec 09 11:08

BPA Found On 95% Of Dollar Bills

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

Dec 09 11:06

Hacktivist Army Engages in Cyber War to Free Internet, Assange

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

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

Dec 09 09:59

AMERICA: Y UR PEEPS B SO DUM?

Ignorance and courage in the age of Lady Gaga

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

Dec 09 05:29

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

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

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

Dec 09 01:05

WHY NGO MONITOR IS ATTACKING THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

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

Dec 09 00:50

Jordan Maxwell conversation with Alan Steinfeld

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 08 14:55

Assange Prosecution: A Brazen Effort to Kill Alternative Media

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

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

Dec 08 12:42

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

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

Dec 08 12:40

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

Dr. Ron Paul
Campaign For Liberty

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

Dec 08 01:27

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 08 00:31

Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret

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

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

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

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

Dec 07 14:29

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

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

Dec 07 11:20

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

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

Dec 07 10:15

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

John Galt
Activist Post

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

Dec 06 09:46

DR. ELIAS AKLEH: THE HIDDEN WAR

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

Dec 06 07:44

ACLU Sues Over Threats to Medical Marijuana

Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben
Yahoo News

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

Dec 05 16:44

Marijuana Cuts Tumor Growth by 50%

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

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

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

Dec 05 16:23

The Cancer Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 04 20:08

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 04 15:21

Electronic Pickpocketing with RFID Readers (VIDEO)

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

Dec 04 09:46

Lights Out for Incandescents: Nanny-State America Strikes Again

Holly Deyo
Millennium Ark

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

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

Dec 03 23:28

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

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

Dec 03 22:38

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

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

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

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

Dec 03 00:29

Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans’ Credit Cards in Real Time

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

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

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

Dec 02 21:26

“Unconstitutional” food bill driven by Big Food lobby dollars

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

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

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

The Alliance for Natural Health figures that . . .

Dec 02 15:40

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

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

Dec 02 12:36

Fed wants to strip a key protection for homeowners

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 02 09:11

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

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

Dec 02 09:07

Structure of Health Tyranny: Codex Alimentarius, Part 3

Brandon Turbeville -- Activist Post

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

Dec 02 07:16

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

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

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