Oct 10 05:07

Lawsuit Claims That Popular “Natural” Cigarette Brand Is Just As Bad As The Rest

A lawsuit was filed this month, against the company that produces the popular “American Spirit” brand cigarettes, which are said to be organic and additive free. However, the lawsuit alleges...

Oct 09 10:34

Coca-Cola ‘trying to manipulate public’ on sugar-obesity link

Coca-Cola has spent millions of pounds funding research institutes and scientists who cast doubt on the link between sugary drinks and obesity.

Oct 09 10:13

Purdue deletes video of author’s academic talk on NSA after federal order

“Universities are not secret agencies,” Barton Gellman bluntly stated in a blog post after a video of his presentation on the National Security Agency at Purdue University was ordered destroyed by US national security authorities.

Oct 09 08:29

Four more carmakers join diesel emissions row

Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi’s cars are shown to emit significantly more NOx pollution on the road than in regulatory tests

Oct 08 21:24

Study Shows No Correlation Between Violent Crime and Gun Laws

After every mass shooting, you can expect the gun control crowd to make the same exact argument that they’ve been trying to make for decades. They will tell you that in every country with limited access to firearms, there are fewer firearm related deaths, both by homicide and by suicide. In most cases this is probably true, with the exception of a few crime ridden hell holes that would probably have a high crime rate, regardless of how many guns are legally available.

Oct 08 20:10

Jonathan Latham on GMO Concerns

what government approvals do you need to release your GMO creations? None

Oct 08 15:42

Vaccine Hocus-pocus Dramatically Blown Out of the Water

By Catherine J. Frompovich

In 2011, Dr Obomsawin, PhD, delivered a dramatically factual one-and-a-half-hour lecture with accurate histories, plus statistics, about vaccines, “immunizations,” and infectious diseases titled Immunity, Infectious Diseases, and Vaccinations, which EVERYONE—bar none, including the CDC/FDA, AMA, etc.—should listen to, research further, and then do something corrective about the apparent hocus-pocus snow job pushed on humans, and children in particular, by the pseudo-science known as “vaccinology” and the manufacturers of vaccines—Big Pharma...

Oct 08 11:59


The technology industry is growing at a faster rate. Almost all aspects of our lives are gradually depending on it. But as we continue to digitize our lives with the latest technological gadgets, we should bear in mind that it comes at a cost that is likely to derail the progress we have made as a society if we fail to regulate the activities of the tech industry. Whereas the big players in the industry such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM, HP, Cisco among others are busyaccumulating huge profit, our atmosphere, our water, indigenous populations, and in the long run, our economy are all in danger.

Oct 08 11:48

Monsanto cuts 12% of its workforce to save money amid profit drop

Falling commodity prices have sowed the seeds of destruction for 2,600 employees of agricultural giant Monsanto. The world’s top seed supplier is cutting 12 percent of its workforce to save money in the face of profit losses.

Oct 08 08:41

EMP: One day we will wake up in an America without electricity and society will totally break down

What would you do if the power grid went down and never came back up? One of these days, and it could be a lot sooner than most people think, we will all wake up in a country without electricity. And considering how utterly dependent we have become on technology, that is a very frightening scenario to consider.

Oct 08 07:54

Volkswagen emissions tests under fire by same government that protects corporations whose vaccines maim children

Heads are expected to roll as more details about the unprecedented Volkswagen emissions scandal continue to emerge. Class-action lawsuits and criminal prosecutions are already underway as VW customers and government agencies pursue what they see as justice against the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, which is being accused of installing illegal emissions software to improve performance in its diesel-fueled cars.

Oct 07 20:37

Pediatrician Admits ADHD is ‘Made Up,’ Prescribes Meds Anyway

Waking Times

Adderall is a dangerous stimulant, but Dr. Anderson, a pediatrician for many poor families in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, prescribes Adderall whether his patients have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or not when he hears they are suffering in school. He admits the disorder is ‘made up’ and prescribes the drugs anyhow, but usually only to children in low income schools with the explanation that they need to be drugged to keep up with children who perform better academically.

Oct 07 20:33

Prestigious Heart Surgeon’s Confession Reveals the Truth About Heart Disease

Waking Times

Dr. Dwight Lundell is an experienced heart surgeon and retired Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. Not so long ago, Dr. Lundell made the following statement of confession:

“We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact."

Oct 07 14:23

5 Reasons Monsanto Is Crashing and Burning

By Eric Blair

It’s hard to believe that the once almighty Monsanto is on its knees. But their dirty deeds seem to have finally caught up with them.

Monsanto shares have already dropped 27 percent this year and they just posted fourth quarter losses wider than estimates.

Here are 5 real reasons Monsanto is tanking...

Oct 07 08:59

Drudge: Supreme Court Justice told me its over for independent media

In perhaps the best interview Matt Drudge has done in years, the reclusive founder of the Drudge Report appeared on the Alex Jones Show where he revealed his belief that independent media on the internet will soon be a target of government regulation.

Oct 07 08:51


China's plan to control the hearts, minds and internet connections of its citizens continues unimpeded. That's the great thing about authoritarian regimes: rollout of mandatory programs is usually only a problem of logistics, not opposition. The Chinese government has mandated a rating system for all of its connected citizens. It looks like a credit rating but goes much deeper than just tying a measurement of financial risk to a number. It's a way of defining who someone in terms of the government's desires and aims. And its desires aren't all that honorable

Oct 07 06:35

Top 10 Toxic Fake Food Items Produced In China

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

Oct 07 06:28

6 Reasons To Think Before You Pink

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

Oct 07 06:03

Nevada lawmaker wants study of medications prescribed to mass shooters

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

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

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

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

Oct 06 20:06

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

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

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

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

Oct 06 15:16

Terpenes May Improve Effectiveness Of Medical Marijuana

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

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

Oct 06 12:00

Best Buy Introduces Robot Sales Force

By Jason Erickson

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

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

Oct 06 11:49

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

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

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

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

Oct 06 11:47

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 05 16:49

Did You Know You Also Have a Uniform Birth Number?

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

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

Oct 05 12:43


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

Oct 05 11:12


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

Oct 05 10:03

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

Waking Times

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

Oct 05 07:05


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

Oct 04 19:22

Pentagon defends armored vehicles supplied to Peshmerga after Fox News exposé

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

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

Oct 04 13:16

VW scandal: Vehicles quarantined in NZ

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 04 08:42

Is Hillary Clinton America's Most Ambitious Sociopath?

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

Oct 03 08:48

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

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

Oct 03 08:27

How to Enjoy Your Servitude!

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

Oct 02 19:34

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

Waking Times

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

Oct 02 14:26

Harvey Norman's 'revised' prices revised upwards

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 02 14:24

Harvey Norman won't honour bargain sales

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 02 14:23

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 02 11:23

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

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

Oct 02 10:36

Hershey Sued for Sourcing Cocoa from Suppliers That Use Child Slaves

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

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

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Oct 02 10:23

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Oct 01 10:24

Consumers Need Lemon Laws to Cover Smart Meters Damage

By Catherine J. Frompovich

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

Sep 30 16:37

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

By Catherine J. Frompovich

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






Sep 30 10:59

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

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

Sep 29 17:45

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

By Catherine J. Frompovich

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

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

Sep 29 15:26

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

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We at AE911Truth are delighted to announce the release of the E-Version of Beyond Misinformation: What Science Says About the Destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7.

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Sep 29 15:05

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

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

Sep 29 11:41

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

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

Sep 29 11:39

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

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

Sep 29 08:56


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

Sep 29 08:14


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

Sep 28 19:44

How the Government Suppresses Free Energy Technologies

Waking Times

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

Sep 28 15:21

Microchipped Pharmaceuticals are the Surveillance State’s Next Weapon

Waking Times

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

Sep 28 08:04

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

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

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

Sep 27 18:14

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

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

Sep 27 11:56

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

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

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

count at 448,027 now:

Sep 27 10:23

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

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

Sep 26 16:05

50 Uses for Pure Lavender Essential Oil

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

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

Sep 26 11:05

Why Everyone Should Fight Their Traffic Tickets: Every Time

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

Sep 26 06:06

Russian scientists create cockroach spy robot

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

Sep 25 15:39

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

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

Sep 25 14:53

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

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


Sep 25 10:50


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

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

Sep 25 10:39

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

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

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

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Sep 25 08:49

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

By Kevin Samson

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

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

Sep 25 07:52

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 24 17:53

Another "Low Calorie Sugar" Coming On the Market

By Catherine J. Frompovich

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



Sep 24 11:43

Top 4 fallacies of the hijacked environmental movement

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

Sep 24 11:32

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

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

Sep 24 08:50


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

Sep 24 08:48

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 24 08:48


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

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

Sep 24 08:35

Best States for Concealed Carry 2015

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

Sep 24 07:26

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

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

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


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