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Oct 31 07:09

Airport Body Scanners Under Pressure: Experts Now Warn X-ray Devices "could give you cancer"

Activist Post

As we wrote in our newsletter this week: scanners and backscatter devices are under pressure from all sides. Despite the best efforts of Michael Chertoff and the TSA, word is out that the Backscatter X-ray scanner technology that is being used in airports is exceedingly harmful, along with being an invasion of privacy.

Oct 30 15:14

Jury asked to 'send a message' in Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A prosecutor urged a military jury to send a message to the world Saturday with a 25-year sentence for a former teenage al-Qaida fighter convicted of war crimes – but it would be largely symbolic since a plea deal limits the time the last Westerner at Guantanamo would spend behind bars.

Oct 29 12:13

Police State AXE Body Spray Attracting the Wrong People: Invisible DNA Body Spray Links Criminals to the Place They Robbed

The system is already used in nine other countries, and will soon be coming to the U.S., according to reports.

Ed. note: During my National Lampoon European Vacation Cold War intelligence days working for the wrong side, I remember how the East German Stasi was using DNA sampling. They learned that they could save a person's scent captured on cloth and store the swatches of DNA doom in sealed jars to catalog people and their specific identifiers. They were way ahead of the curve, hence why DHS hired the Professionally Evil former Stasi Chief Markus Wolfe [see below] after article.

Oct 29 12:09

Top 100 Items To Disappear First During A National Emergency

Everyone should have at least a hurricane or earthquake emergency kit to say the least... as the Government has theirs in the form of Continuity of Government [COG] sites like the one behind my house here in Washington, DeCeit.

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy…target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 – 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice – Beans – Wheat

Oct 29 11:52

GlaxoSmithKline whistleblower awarded $96m payout

Whistleblower who exposed contamination problems at Glaxo plant in Puerto Rico receives $96m

The case centred on a factory in Cidra, Puerto Rico, where GSK made a range of products including an antibiotic ointment for babies, and drugs to treat nausea, depression and diabetes. In August 2002, Eckard, a global quality assurance manager, led a team sent to the plant to investigate manufacturing violations that had been identified by the US Federal Drugs Administration (FDA). Eckard lost her job nine months later after warning that the problems ran deeper than the FDA realised.

Eckard's lawyers, Getnick & Getnick, said she was made redundant against her will in May 2003 after repeatedly complaining to GSK's management that some drugs made at Cidra were being produced in a non-sterile environment, that the factory's water system was contaminated with micro-organisms, and that other medicines were being made in the wrong doses.

Oct 29 11:32

High BPA levels don't swim well with sperm

Exposure to a chemical found in food packaging and other plastics, BPA, can reduce the quality of men's semen, according to the findings of a five-year study and one of the few involving humans rather than animal models.

"This study counters the argument that only highly exposed populations are affected," said study author Dr. De-Kun Li, a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research in Oakland, Calif.

"You can be exposed from the workplace. You can be exposed from consumer products. It doesn't really matter. Ultimately it will reflect in your urine," he said.

Oct 29 11:28

Unplug : The Truth Will Not Be Televised

As part of his "Unplug the Signal" campaign, Nathan Janes has released a new audio piece produced by Michael Wolsey. Activist Artist Janes is calling for an awakening to the gross manipulation of reality that is broadcast by the six major corporations controlling the content of television. The constant carefully planned message guides the masses to their conclusions. Janes asks everyone to turn off their televisions, seek alternative news sources, allow new information to challenge your thoughts and opinions and become engaged in constructing a new reality while building relationships within your community.

Oct 29 03:52

Video. NZ Hospital administered IV Vit C (under protest) & cures swine flu victim on "brink of death."

The 18-minute long New Zealand News3 video report shows the compelling story of Allan Smith, a man conventional doctors claimed "could not survive," after contracting a severe case of swine flu in June of last year.

But they were wrong.

Allan's family refused to accept the hospital's hopeless prognosis and the subsequent decision to turn off his life support. Instead, his family insisted the hospital try high dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C.

You'd think the hospital would have willingly agreed. After all, none of their conventional treatment methods had worked. The entire intensive care unit staff declared he was beyond hope.

Oct 28 22:06

FLASHDANCE FOR BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI HUMMUS HITS WEST PHILLY SUPERMARKET [VIDEO]

The Philly BDS Coalition dances into action in a local grocery store chain to push them to deshelve Sabra and Tribe of Hummus; both brands support Israeli war crimes.

Oct 28 13:47

WRH PayPal account RESTORED!

(* A time line for the recent WRH PayPal debacle . )

Oct 28 11:51

Historic Resolution Adopted by Costa Mesa: Official Position Taken to Ban Dental Mercury Fillings

Experts and citizens gathered at Costa Mesa City Council Chambers to speak against the use of the mercury silver filling. Dr. James Rota, a Los Angeles biological dentist and past UCLA dental educator, was among the speakers at this historic event. He will also be speaking at a free seminar in Los Angeles to continue the discussion and education of the dangers of amalgam fillings to people and the environment.

Oct 28 11:32

Mockingbird Post: FCC reaches record settlement with Verizon Wireless over 'mystery' fees

The Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it has reached a record $25 million settlement with Verizon Wireless for wrongly charging subscribers "mystery" Internet fees over the past several years.

The payment is the largest in FCC history and the settlement concludes the agency’s 10-month investigation into these overcharges, the agency said in a press release.

Oct 27 08:44

Monsanto's Many Attempts to Destroy All Seeds but Their Own

There is a reason why I believe Monsanto to be one of the most evil companies on the planet, and this is in large part due to its activities relating to controlling food production through controlling the seeds to produce it.

For nearly all of its history the United States Patent and Trademark Office refused to grant patents on seeds, viewing them as life-forms with too many variables to be patented. But in 1980 the U.S. Supreme Court allowed for seed patents in a five-to-four decision, laying the groundwork for a handful of corporations to begin taking control of the world’s food supply.

Since the 1980s, Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic modification of seeds and has won at least 674 biotechnology patents, more than any other company.

Oct 26 18:06

Treasury Shields Citigroup as Deletions Undercut Disclosure

The late Bloomberg News reporter Mark Pittman asked the U.S. Treasury in January 2009 to identify $301 billion of securities owned by Citigroup Inc. that the government had agreed to guarantee. He made the request on the grounds that taxpayers ought to know how their money was being used.

More than 20 months later, after saying at least five times that a response was imminent, Treasury officials responded with 560 pages of printed-out e-mails -- none of which Pittman requested. They were so heavily redacted that most of what’s left are everyday messages such as “Did you just try to call me?” and “Monday will be a busy day!”

Oct 26 18:00

Treasury Hid A.I.G. Loss, Report Says

The United States Treasury concealed $40 billion in likely taxpayer losses on the bailout of the American International Group earlier this month, when it abandoned its usual method for valuing investments, according to a report by the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

“In our view, this is a significant failure in their transparency,” said Neil M. Barofsky, the inspector general, in an interview on Monday.

Oct 26 09:19

Gene Giants Stockpile Patents on “Climate-Ready” Crops in Bid to Become Biomassters

Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group today.

A handful of multinational corporations are pressuring governments to allow what could become the broadest and most dangerous patent claims in history, warns the group at the United Nations’ Convention on Biodiversity in Nagoya, Japan (18-29 October 2010).

Oct 26 08:58

Alternative to PayPal

Eway payment
http://www.eway.co.uk/small-business/payment-gateway-pricing.aspx

£100 plus £20 vat = £120 or £10 a month fees.
20p per transaction.

No contracts, no exit fees. No hidden fees.

RBS Worldpay
http://www.rbsworldpay.com/products/index.php?page=ecom&c=UK

More expensive option but you might prefer dealing directly with Royal Bank of Scotland.
£20 a month - upto 350 transactions per month.

So might be cheaper with Eway as then you only pay 20p or 30 cents IF a payment comes in.

Good luck, I'm disgusted with PayPal for what they're doing.

Oct 25 16:20

Google finally admits that its Street View cars DID take emails and passwords from computers

Google was accused of spying on households yesterday after it admitted secretly copying passwords and private emails from home computers.

The internet search giant was forced to confess it had downloaded personal data during its controversial Street View project, when it photographed virtually every street in Britain.

In an astonishing invasion of privacy, it admitted entire emails, web pages and even passwords were 'mistakenly collected' by antennae on its high-tech Street View cars.

Oct 25 16:19

Errors Appear In Bank of America Foreclosure Filings

Bank of America has identified errors in 10 to 25 of the first several hundred foreclosure cases it has reviewed over the last week, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The bank is working on resubmitting documents in 102,000 cases, and the bank has not yet seen any proof of wrongful foreclosures as a result of mistakes, the Journal said.

(*and you can take that to the bank ! )

Oct 25 11:06

Quadruple-dose seasonal flu "super" vaccine now being aggressively pushed onto senior citizens

(NaturalNews) The vaccine industry has now decided that injecting senior citizens with the "standard" vaccine dose just isn't working. (Gee, really?) So now they've decided the way to make it work better is to offer a quadruple viral potency vaccine that packs 400% more viral fragments into one toxic shot.

The target for this quadruple vaccine injection? Senior citizens, of course -- the very people most likely to suffer the most serious side effects from a vaccine overdose. The FDA reportedly approved the new vaccine in April even though no scientific tests have ever been done to show it reduces flu symptoms. Then again, since when did vaccines have anything to do with real science in the first place?

Oct 25 08:05

Is The Pharmaceutical Cure Part of the Disease?

Sigmund Fraud
Activist Post

My flight from the American healthcare system began in my late twenties during a period of severe personal crisis, mostly mental. I was suffering from extreme depression, severe anxiety, and poor physical health from years of a sedentary, entertainment-based lifestyle. The American Dream. I had a wonderful marriage with a child on the way, my own home, plenty of friends, and I was working my dream job that came with a great salary and all the health care benefits I could supposedly need. But I wasn’t happy. I was miserable, emotionally wrecked, and very self-destructive. Why?

Oct 24 10:00

Skin cancer fears may lead to lack of vitamin D

People with a genetic predisposition to basal cell carcinoma— the most common form of skin cancer— may trade one health risk for another, a new study suggests.
Because people with basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) tend to develop multiple basal cell skin cancers in early adulthood and so take more precautions against sun exposure, they may also run a higher risk of being deficient in vitamin D, report researchers in the October issue of Archives of Dermatology.

"We found that patients with skin cancer who practice very good photoprotection (sun protection) have lower vitamin D levels," said Dr. Jean Tang, lead author of the study. "This makes sense because they're avoiding sunlight and sun is required to synthesize vitamin D."

Oct 23 18:18

Pilot Refuses Full-Body Scan, Says TSA Doesn’t Make Travel Safer

A Tennessee pilot who says he’s tired of being manhandled by security agents is waiting to see if he will lose his job because he refused a full body scan.

Express Jet Airlines first officer Michael Roberts was chosen for the X-ray scan Friday at Memphis International Airport. The Houston-based pilot says he also refused a pat-down and went home.

The 35-year-old Roberts told The Commercial Appeal newspaper he wants to go to work and not be “harassed or molested without cause.”

---Comment---

Gone are the days of innocent until proven guilty, where as, now our government and TSA considers citizens, "terrorists until proven not-a-threat-terrorists." -- kdtroxel

Oct 23 17:41

Healthy 16 y/o goes gulf swimming, then hospitalized with "compromised lung" & "enlarged heart"

Healthy 16 y/o goes swimming, then hospitalized with "compromised lung" & "enlarged heart"

Full Interview: Environment America in Mobile on 6 Month Anniversary of BP Spil

October 20, 2010 Press Conference in Mobile organized by Environment America on the 6 Month Anniversary of the BP Blowout. Featuring Heather Emmert from Environment America, David Underhill from Sieraa Club, Robin Young from Guardians of the Gulf, Captain Lori DeAngelis, and David Pham from Boat People SOS

Oct 23 16:53

Beware of Facebook's Beacon?

The new Facebook advertising system, codenamed Beacon, represents an innovative approach to online marketing, but it also marks an additional step in the ongoing erosion of consumer privacy.

There are two primary aspects of the new Facebook ad system. The first is the expansion of the "friends" concept so that you can be friends (articulated as Fans) of a brand or company. Any company or organization can now establish a profile on Facebook and solicit support from other users. Each time a user adds the company as a friend, their connections are notified that they support that brand.

Oct 23 11:15

What Happened to Hemp? Blame DuPont, Says Joe Baegant

How did hemp go from being a popular industrial material to a banned substance in 1937? Author Joe Bageant describes how the non-psychoactive plant was once used in everything from paper to automobiles, until a targeted PR campaign forever tied hemp's image to it's cousin, marijuana.

Oct 23 09:52

Recall issued for 24,000 pounds of frozen veggies sold at Walmart

If you buy frozen vegetables from Walmart or Kroger, check your freezer.
The Pictsweet Company has recalled 24,000 pounds of frozen peas, carrots, and mixed vegetables after learning that some packages may contain fragments of broken glass.

Oct 22 14:56

Demand to see your mortgage note.

The Wall Street banks’ foreclosure system is a mess. Their total disregard for mortgage laws and standards is what created the foreclosure epidemic in the first place. Now, their total mismanagement is catching up to them. As of today, some of the largest mortgage lenders – JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and GMAC (now called Ally) – have been forced to halt foreclosures in 23 states and growing. We can’t rely on Wall Street banks to follow basic rules. We have to hold them accountable. At very least, they must provide the mortgage notes.

Oct 22 11:55

Economists Say US Must Prepare for "Savage Austerity" - VIDEO

Howard Davies, chairman of the London School of Economics, and Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup Inc., talk about the potential impact of additional quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve on the U.S. economy. Davies and Buiter also discuss the U.K.'s economy, budget and financial industry. "Savage Austerity" in store for Americans...

Oct 22 08:55

How To Win Doctors And Influence Prescriptions

To get a doctor to write more prescriptions, Webb of PhRMA asks the doctor to become a speaker for their products.

Earlier this week the investigative news organization ProPublica published a searchable database of doctors who have taken money from seven drug companies in the past two years. The database features over 17,000 doctors, many of whom are paid substantial sums of money to act as speakers for drug companies. But because only these seven drug companies have publicly reported the payments they give to physicians, those doctors represent only a small fraction of the doctors who actually speak for pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. Most estimates place the number of physician speakers somewhere in excess of 100,000.

Oct 22 06:38

Genetically Modified Foods and the Monsanto Initiative

S. Paul Forrest
Activist Post

Deception, manipulation, propaganda and profit: These words have become the basis of the American corporate and political landscape without any seeming concern or guilt over their promulgation. One company in particular, which seems to be the iconographic example of this is Monsanto; or so go the claims today by the “conspiracy crowd” in reaction to the Genetically Modified (GM) food technology and its apparent governmental backing.

Oct 21 11:20

What ought to happen in all these foreclosure cases is the following:

What ought to happen in all these foreclosure cases is the following:

1. A trustee for the noteholder(s) appears at the Sheriff's office prior to foreclosure to sign an affidavit/statement that gets sworn to in front of the officer filing the statement to a new investigation case that gets created in their system.
2. This statement contains language attesting to the facts under penalty of perjury and lying to a peace officer in an investigation that an unbroken chain of legal compliance was accomplished since origination to foreclosure (including all trustee responsibilities + securitizations/recordings) on all local, state, and national laws/regulations.

Oct 21 10:47

‘Foreclosuregate’ and the President’s Pocket Veto

Amid a snowballing foreclosure fraud crisis, President Obama on Oct. 7 blocked legislation that could have made it more difficult for homeowners to challenge foreclosure proceedings against them.

...However, those errors actually conceal a massive fraud and cannot be corrected with legitimate paperwork, which is why the servicers had to hire “foreclosure mills” to fabricate the documents. These errors involve perjury and forgery.

Oct 21 10:14

7 Mega-Cartels That Kill the Free Market and Our Sovereignty

Activist Post

Think we have a free market? Think again. Think it was free market capitalism that collapsed the financial system? Think again.

What America has, and what we've had for a long time, is Cartelism. It is becoming increasingly evident that every industry has been infected by "Too-Big-to-Fail" consolidation that has resulted in a near-picture-perfect oligarchy -- a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, or military control

Oct 21 01:06

Abbott Laboratories recalls five million Similac cans

The most recent recall to hit the market is the Similac recall 2010 which was made just recently when the company found some bugs in one of its manufacturing plants.

This is a voluntary recall....they found the problem themselves....AFTER 5 million cans were processed, shipped, and sold..... Somebody remind me why we have a FDA, I kinda forgot, must be something I ate.......

Oct 21 01:01

S. 510 - Not Dead Yet, and what about the Tester Amendment?

Like a vampire in the books my daughters like to read, S. 510 keeps coming back to life. According to the AP, the Senate will consider a food safety bill (S. 510) after the November elections that would give the Food and Drug Administration more power to prevent foodborne illness.

http://smallholdersalliance.com/QA-Tester-Amendment-April-15%20(2).pdf

....There appears to be several misconceptions about what constitutes a facility. Some people have incorrectly stated that a farm that sells its value added products directly is exempt; however, the FDA’s guidance specifically states that the value-added products are only exempt if they are consumed on the farm. If the farmer leaves the farm and sells the jam or jelly at a farmers market, then his or her operation is deemed a facility.

Oct 21 00:51

Cold Truth - Lawyer spends $500,000 to prove that USDA allows sale of millions of pounds of dangerous meat

Why should a trial lawyer kick in a half-million dollars of his own money to document the presence of an unregulated pathogen in America’s meat supply when the agency responsible for meat safety won’t?

“That’s precisely why,” William Marler told me during a long series of interviews earlier this year.

Oct 21 00:16

Something Else To Anticipate The Morning After The November Election

If you go to bed on election night with a clear conscience and a smile, you may wake to a frown anyway after reading that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will throw the money machine into gear for Quantitative Easing, v 2.0.

The United States Federal Reserve, using your tax money, will lend money to the United States Treasury, which is spending money so fast that not even the Chinese can keep up.

Sort of like taking out a cash advance to pay down your credit card bills…

Oct 20 10:48

Why McDonald's Happy Meal hamburgers won't decompose - the real story behind the story

So why don't fast food burgers and fries decompose in the first place? The knee-jerk answer is often thought to be, "Well they must be made with so many chemicals that even mold won't eat them." While that's part of the answer, it's not the whole story.

The truth is many processed foods don't decompose and won't be eaten by molds, insects or even rodents. Try leaving a tub of margarine outside in your yard and see if anything bothers to eat it. You'll find that the margarine stays seems immortal, too!

Potato chips can last for decades. Frozen pizzas are remarkably resistant to decomposition. And you know those processed Christmas sausages and meats sold around the holiday season? You can keep them for years and they'll never rot.

Oct 20 10:43

Why is the World Rushing Headlong into Environmental Armageddon?

Is there any doubt that planet Earth has been undergoing an environmental armageddon for decades? We are not just referring to the spate of oil spills all over the world such as the BP Gulf Oil Spill, or the many other toxic deluges which go unreported unlike the Hungary Toxic Sludge Disaster, or the ongoing destruction of the world’s rainforests like those being systematically wiped out in the Amazon Basin. We are also alluding to the “unseen” worldwide chemical apocalypse, the global proliferation of electro-pollution (EMR), the major uptick in man-made geopathic stress events on both the micro and macro levels, as well as the relentless contamination of living environments throughout the planet with radioactivity.

Oct 20 05:55

Hemp Is the Far Bigger Economic Issue Hiding Behind Legal Marijuana

If the upcoming pot legalization ballot in California were decided by hemp farmers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, it would be no contest. For purely economic reasons, if you told the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that the nation they were founding would someday make hemp illegal, they would have laughed you out of the room.

If California legalizes pot, it will save the state millions in avoided legal and imprisonment costs, while raising it millions in taxes.

But with legal marijuana will come legal hemp. That will open up the Golden State to a multi-billion-dollar crop that has been a staple of human agriculture for thousands of years, and that could save the farms of thousands of American families.

Oct 19 23:40

Interactive Brokers' Peterffy Lashes Out Against The Broken Market, As Nanex Conclusively Proves HFT's Were Cause For Flash Crash

"It is not so much anymore that the public does not trust their brokers. They do not trust the markets, the exchanges, or the regulators either. And why should they, given our showing in the past few years?

Who cares what will happen in the future? Obviously not the banks, for whom each and every day of continued existence is a taxpayer-funded gift from god, or in this case Bernanke and the administration, which allows them to pay another batch of record bonuses for a catastrophe well done. They know the game is over, and it is now just a matter of when. If they can get paid one or two bonuses in the meantime, so much better.

Oct 19 22:45

Former surgeon general calls for marijuana legalization

Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders told CNN Sunday she supports legalizing marijuana.

The trend-setting state of California is voting next month on a ballot initiative to legalize pot, also known as Proposition 19. The measure would legalize recreational use in the state, though federal officials have said they would continue to enforce drug laws in California if the initiative is approved.

"What I think is horrible about all of this, is that we criminalize young people. And we use so many of our excellent resources ... for things that aren't really causing any problems," said Elders. "It's not a toxic substance."

Oct 19 20:41

Only the Lawyers Will Win. Unless..................

This whole period of boom, bubble, and lie about quality of loan is calling into question legal title to thousands of American homes, with the likelihood that even those making housing payments successfully may NOT have legal title to their house, if legal title is not provable. This suggests they too would be better off defaulting, walking away. -Michael Clark

There are Title Theory States and Lien Theory States.

title.grabois.com/

In cases where the bank holds the Title, there might be the problem you point out. In Lien Theory, the owner holds the title unless the lender can prove lien rights. Then of course there are Intermediate theory, and Deed of Trust States........-Lower98th

Oct 19 13:57

Hemp Is the Far Bigger Economic Issue Hiding Behind Legal Marijuana

Hemp is the far bigger economic issue hiding behind legal marijuana.

If the upcoming pot legalization ballot in California were decided by hemp farmers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, it would be no contest. For purely economic reasons, if you told the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that the nation they were founding would someday make hemp illegal, they would have laughed you out of the room.

If California legalizes pot, it will save the state millions in avoided legal and imprisonment costs, while raising it millions in taxes.

Oct 19 10:23

Who’s Who in the Foreclosure Scandal: A Primer on the Players

The unfolding foreclosure scandal just keeps expanding. Scrutiny first fell on the “robo-signers” who rubber-stamped banks’ foreclosure paperwork, but they’re one of the many players who may have contributed to the mess.

To help sort it all out, we’ve drawn up a cast of characters. Let’s start with the basics:

Oct 19 10:08

Study Proves Aspartame Lung And Liver Cancer

A new study by Dr. Morando Soffritti at the Ramazzini Institute, demonstrated that aspartame administered in feed to Swiss mice induces significant dose-related increases of hepatocellular carcinomas and of alveolar/bronchiolar carcinoma in males. Dosages were 32,000, 8,000, 2000 or zero ppm, beginning on day 12 of gestation and lasting until death. See this new study at http://www.mpwhi.com/soffritti_2010_20896_fta.pdf

While the new study is breaking, the history of aspartame being a carcinogen has always been known. Aspartame was known to cause cancer from the beginning. On August 1, 1985 FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress that at least one of Searle's studies "has established beyond ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals and that this predisposition of it is of extremely high significance. ... In view of these indications that the cancer causing potential of aspartame is a matter that had been established WAY BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, one can ask: What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?"

Oct 19 09:38

U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping

Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say.

The officials say tougher legislation is needed because some telecommunications companies in recent years have begun new services and made system upgrades that caused technical problems for surveillance. They want to increase legal incentives and penalties aimed at pushing carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast to ensure that any network changes will not disrupt their ability to conduct wiretaps.

Oct 19 07:24

Criminalizing Nature’s Most Perfect Food: FDA’s war on private food contracts

Is the FDA’s war on milk part of US strategy to ban all private food contracts?

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

In his latest book, "The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle over Food Rights," David Gumpert details several cases of malicious prosecution against the natural dairy industry, reporting the myths, exaggerations and deceptions by authorities charged with protecting the food supply.

Oct 18 10:52

Bisphenol A (BPA) found in virtually all canned foods

Bisphenol A (BPA), the endocrine-disrupting plastics compound that has garnered much attention for its prevalence in infant- and water bottles, is far more common in an even more widely used family of products: canned foods and beverages.

Almost 100 percent of canned food and beverage products on the market are lined with a resin made from BPA, and have been since the 1940s. BPA is known to leach from cans into food, the chemical is used in nearly all canned products, and nearly everyone consumes such products regularly.

BPA is known to mimic estrogen and otherwise interfere with the hormonal system, and studies have linked it to elevated risks of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. In January, the FDA admitted for the first time that "some concern" exists over the chemical's effects.

---Comment---

Any compound in a product, known to induce cancer in people (without a warning label), should be considered crimes vs humanity. -- kdtroxel

Oct 18 09:31

Banks seize 288K homes in Q3, but challenges await

Lenders seized more U.S. homes this summer than in any three-month stretch since the housing market began to bust in 2006. But many of the foreclosures may be challenged in court later because of allegations that banks evicted people without reading the documents.

A total of 288,345 properties were lost to foreclosure in the July-September quarter, according to data released Thursday by RealtyTrac Inc., a foreclosure listing service. That's up from nearly 270,000 in the second quarter, the previous high point in the firm's records dating back to 2005.

Banks have seized more than 816,000 homes (1 in 139 homes) through the first nine months of the year and had been on pace to seize 1.2 million by the end of 2010.

---Past Wisdom Required---

“Where law ends, tyranny begins.” – William Pitt the Elder (1708-1778)

“Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for the law.” – Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.” – Thomas Cooper (1759-1851)

“The Strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its homes.” – Confucius (551-479 B.C.)

Oct 18 09:06

Too much TV psychologically harms kids: study

The study, published in the US journal Pediatrics, found that kids who spend hours each day in front of the TV or games console have more psychological difficulties like problems relating to peers, emotional issues, hyperactivity or conduct challenges, than kids who don't.

And contrary to what earlier studies have indicated, the negative impact of screen time was not remedied by increasing a child's physical activity levels, says the study conducted by researchers from the University of Bristol in Britain.

Oct 17 19:53

Cancer caused by modern man as it was virtually non-existent in ancient world

Researchers looking at almost a thousand mummies from ancient Egypt and South America found only a handful suffered from cancer when now it accounts for nearly one in three deaths.

The findings suggest that it is modern lifestyles and pollution levels caused by industry that are the main cause of the disease and that it is not a naturally occurring condition.

The study showed the disease rate has risen dramatically since the Industrial Revolution, in particular childhood cancer – proving that the rise is not simply due to people living longer.

Now it is hoped that it could lead to better understanding of the origins of cancer and to new treatments for the disease which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK alone.

"But in ancient times, it was extremely rare. There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.

"Cancer appears to be a modern disease created by modern life."

Oct 17 19:09

Reality Report - Jeffery Smith: Exposing the Risks of GMO Foods

Gary Franchi sits down with the author of 'Genetic Roulette', Jeffery Smith. He expands on the GMO subject and lets us know the risks of eating these foods and what you can do to take action against them as an individual.

Oct 17 16:12

THE UNITED STATES FIGHTS AND PAYS FOR ISRAEL'S WARS - MAIDHC O'CATHAIL

Charles Freeman recently stated, “Only a peace process that is protected from Israel’s ability to manipulate American politics can succeed.” So, to paraphrase the neocons, the road to Jerusalem leads through Washington. As long as the Lobby holds sway inside the Beltway, Israel can do what it likes in the West Bank and Gaza.

Oct 17 10:36

Why “Show me the Note” will have your case dismissed

Here’s why:

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1) When you blame the other guy, you play the victim card. The victim card is the weakest of plays. It shows you are not willing to take responsibility for the event and seek to lay blame on something/someone else.

2) The situation is out of your control. You can not do anything to make it better.

Instead, look at what you are doing that is not giving the judge enough reasons to side with your case.

Oct 16 11:33

EPA faulted for not disclosing coal ash's recycling risks

The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general reported this week that the EPA had improperly used an official website to promote ways of recycling the waste that's left over when power plants burn coal, commonly known as coal ash.

The waste contains arsenic and other metals that can cause cancer and damage the nervous system in people who drink contaminated water, and it can kill fish and other aquatic life. The inspector general's report also says the EPA should have mentioned on the website that it had found seven cases of large-scale dumping of coal ash that had caused damage to health and the environment.

Oct 16 10:50

Feds to Enforce U.S. Drug Laws Even if California Legalizes Marijuana

Buzz kill. Even if California voters legalize marijuana next month, federal law enforcement officials will still "vigorously enforce" drug laws against people who grow, distribute or sell pot, Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Holder sent a letter this week to nine former chiefs of the Drug Enforcement Administration clarifying his agency's position on California's Proposition 19, The Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

"Let me state clearly that the Department of Justice strongly opposes Proposition 19. If passed, this legislation will greatly complicate federal drug enforcement efforts to the detriment of our citizens," Holder wrote.

Oct 16 10:47

Bisphenol A (BPA) officially declared toxic by Canada

Canada became the first country in the world yesterday to declare bisphenol A (BPA) to be a toxic substance that poses risks to human health and the environment.

The announcement by the Canadian Health and Environment Ministries confirmed the chemical had formally been added Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).

"The Government of Canada has a strong record of taking action on Bisphenol A to protect the environment and health of Canadians," said Environment Minister Jim Prentice. "We are continuing our leadership on this issue and...working hard to monitor and manage Bisphenol A."

BPA is an industrial chemical used to make a hard, clear plastic such as re-usable polycarbonate baby bottles. It is also used in the manufacture of epoxy resins, which act as a protective lining on the inside of metal-based food and beverage cans.

Oct 16 06:35

Health Care Reform Blamed for Huge Hike in Premiums

Bob Conners
NBC Connecticut

The state has given Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield the go ahead to raise premiums by as much as 47 percent for some members, and says health care reform is the reason why.

Oct 16 02:23

PENTAGON AUTHOR EXPOSES ZELIKOW'S KEY ROLE IN 9/11 COVER-UP

Parenthetically, the “Mohammed Atta” identified by Able Danger may have been an imposter operating under a stolen identity, as occurred in the assassination of a senior Hamas official in Dubai. In an interview with a German newspaper, reported by the Guardian, Mohammed Atta’s father claimed that his son had nothing to do with the attacks and was still alive a year after 9/11.

Oct 15 15:31

Flashback: European Court Ruling spells an end to water fluoridation

UK Council Against Water Fluoridation | Fluoridated water must be treated as a medicine, and cannot be used to prepare foods. That is the decision of the European Court of Justice, in a landmark case dealing with the classification and regulation of ‘functional drinks’ in member states of the European Community. (HLH Warenvertriebs and Orthica (Joined Cases C-211/03, C-299/03, C-316/03 and C-318/03) 9 June 2005)

Oct 15 15:28

Flashback: Poisoned horses drank too much fluoride - what's in your water?

Justus' horses are found to be suffering from chronic fluoride poisoning from drinking fluoridated water. Study published in peer reviewed scientific literature.

Raw untreated hazardous waste from the phosphate fertilizer mining industry is being added to 18 million more people's water in Southern California under the guise of public health. The waste is straight from the pollution scrubber systems of the phosphate mines and is highly contaminated with arsenic, lead and a potpourri of other heavy metals...

Oct 15 15:25

Flashback: City Workers Accidentally Dump Hydrochloric Acid into Ohio Water Supply Instead of Toxic Fluoride

Just FYI, it's true that people who handle fluoride have to wear chemical suits, just as shown in this comic. If you drop a bottle of pure fluoride and inhale the fumes or get some on your skin, it can kill you.

When you dump the wrong chemical into the public water supply, it makes people nervous.

Yesterday, chemical treatment plant workers in Bellaire, Ohio, accidentally dumped 40 pounds of hydrochloric acid into the public water supply instead of 40 pounds of toxic fluoride chemicals they were supposed to dump...

Oct 15 05:48

The Case Against Fluoride: Toxifying the Tap

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

In July of this year, the United Nations declared access to clean water a human right. The United States was among 41 nations that abstained from supporting the resolution. Since October 15th is Blog for Water Day, a close inspection of a common US practice – fluoridating city water supplies – is in order.

Oct 14 13:45

Flashback: American Cancer Society: The World's Wealthiest "Nonprofit" Institution

No Cancer commercial or marketing material ever says they want to "cure" cancer anymore, only that they want to "manage" your cancer treatment. If they actually worked towards curing cancer, they would be working to put themselves into the unemployment lines... how anti-corporate! We can't have that!!

Oct 14 10:26

Terminal cancer patients routinely exploited by high-profit screening scams even as death approaches

(NaturalNews) Want to know the disturbing truth about the greed-driven cancer industry? I've written about it using blunt language here on NaturalNews, and awareness is spreading. People are sick of pinkwashing nonsense, and they're wising up to the fundraising "run for the cure" scams that only funnel more money into corrupt, Pharma-dominated cancer non-profits.

Now a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association sheds new light on just how cruel and greedy the cancer industry really is. It turns out that even when cancer patients are terminal -- meaning they're expected to die soon -- the cancer industry herds them into yet more screening, mammograms, biopsies and lab tests in order to generate more profits from Medicare before the patient expires.

Oct 13 12:12

Fla's 30-second foreclosure dash hits wall of fraud

Fla's 30-second foreclosure dash hits wall of fraud
By DAVID MCLAUGHLIN • Bloomberg News • October 13, 2010
Florida’s legislature appropriated $9.6 million this year to pay semi-retired judges and case managers to clear the backlog of foreclosures. Some judges have been churning through cases at a rapid clip, such as those last week in Tampa who considered dozens of foreclosures per day, sometimes in as little as 30 seconds.

Oct 13 08:26

Big Ag lobbyists wrote UK government's report on GM foods

Agribusiness lobbyists took an active role in writing a U.K. government report on genetically modified (GM) foods, two former members of the Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) steering group have revealed.

Leaked emails between the Agricultural Biotechnology Council (ABC) and then-FSA head of novel foods Clair Baynton "expose how the Food Standards Agency is acting as a puppet of the GM industry, by colluding with foreign GM companies to undermine people's access to GM-free food supplies in Britain," Wallace said.

"The report fails to represent the vast majority of GM-free farmers, who will have to pay a heavy price if their crops or seed are allowed to become contaminated with GM crops or seed," Wallace said.

Oct 13 08:20

McDonald's Happy Meal shows no sign of decomposing after SIX MONTHS

Looking almost as fresh as the day it was bought, this McDonald's Happy Meal is in fact a staggering six months old.

Photographed every day for the past half a year by Manhattan artist Sally Davies the kids meal of fries and burger is without a hint of mould or decay.

In a work entitled The Happy Meal Project, Mrs Davies, 54, has charted the seemingly indestructible fast food meals progress as it refuses to yield to the forces of nature.

---Comment---

One of the comments under this article was doubt that this study was real, well it is one study that is easily replicated. Take the McDonald's challenge, pick up a plain burger happy meal, put it in a place that will not be disturbed, and photograph it over a six month period. Place a piece of paper next to the dish with the day number on it, before you photograph. -- kdtroxel

Oct 12 21:11

Bed bugs are epidemic. . .

Unknown Author

Bed bugs are epidemic. . .

A bit of information that you might like to know about.

We have friends here in our community and one of their sons is an entomologist (insect expert), and has been telling them that there is an epidemic of bed bugs now occuring in America.

Recently I have heard on the news that several stores in NYC have had to close due to bed bug problems, as well as a complete mall in New Jersey .

He says that since much of our clothing, sheets, towels, etc. now comes from companies outside of America, (sad but true), even the most expensive stores sell foreign clothing from China, Indonesia, etc.

Oct 12 16:08

Best Buy charging $30 for free PS3 firmware update

Best Buy's Geek Squad is generally known as a group that grossly overcharges for services that cost very little to perform, but this one takes the cake. The Staten Island, New York store is offering 120GB PS3 Slims for $329.98, which is an extra $29.99 on top of what the console goes for. Their explanation? The surcharge is for a firmware upgrade, according to Dual Shockers.

A typical system update requires about three button presses (system menu => system updates => update), not to mention if you try to play online or access the PlayStation Store, it will take even less effort because firmware updates are mandatory for those services.

---oOo---

Buyer beware!

Oct 12 16:07

GULF BLUE PLAGUE: A LETHAL DOSE OF ARSENIC AND LIES (Part III)

Gulf of Mexico coastal residents are civilian casualties of a chemical and biological warfare. We have most of the same toxins in our blood and we share the same symptoms experienced by soldiers who survived and died after exposure to debilitating and deadly chemicals in the European trenches of WWI.

While the rest of the world has been deliberately kept in the dark, the Gulf of Mexico has become a chemical and biological battleground. Our shorelines and coastal areas are now the front lines of this deadly war that will bring an onslaught of casualties during the next decade and beyond. We are all entrenched in a war for our survival and the survival of our families for generations to come.

While the Gulf Blue Plague continues to affect more and more of us each day, our State and Federal governments ignore us, lie to us, and call us everything from mentally ill to conspiracy theorists. Common sense dictates that the only conspiracy evolves from those who deliberately cover-up the truth of what is taking place in the Gulf. The facts dictate that the chemical and biological war taking place here is surely no theory. One can only conclude that the true conspiracy theorists are those who are deliberately concealing the truth.

Oct 12 16:00

Senate Hearing: Seizure of 401k Accounts May Be Reality Soon

Reports over the last couple years have suggested that the U.S. government would move to seize traditional 401k and IRA retirement accounts by rolling them into a government managed Guaranteed Retirement Account, or GRA. For the most part, save in alternative media circles, the reports have been dismissed as nothing more than an “idea” floating around.

But the bill has reportedly already been written and last Thursday, October 7, 2010, Congress held a recess hearing on the matter. The push to bailout union pensions and give more control of individual wealth to the U.S. government is underway.

Oct 11 12:20

Google’s self-driving car

Google announced this weekend that it’s been building robotic cars that have been driving themselves around California — down curvy Lombard Street in San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Pacific Coast Highway, around Lake Tahoe and from Google’s Mountain View headquarters to Santa Monica (a 350-mile trip). So far, the cars have logged over 140,000 miles.

The company hasn’t said yet what it’s going to do with the cars, but they should be a good business for Google, because they draw heavily on Google’s data centers.

Oct 11 07:59

Hidden health risk in mobiles: Phone giants accused of burying warnings in small print

Mobile phone firms have been accused of concealing warnings about the health risks of using their handsets.

A warning that Apple’s popular iPhone should be kept at least 15mm away from the body is buried deep inside the manual.

BlackBerry goes even further, saying customers should use their devices hands-free or keep them an inch from the body ‘including the abdomen of pregnant women and the lower abdomen of teenagers’. Again, this advice is hidden in the instruction booklet.

---Additional---

For more information regarding cell phone safety and health issues, see:
“The Cell Phone Poisoning of America” Link: http://thecrowhouse.com/Documents/Cell_Phone_Poisoning_Of_America.pdf

Oct 11 07:52

Toxic coal sludge pollutes Ky. town 10 years later

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In parts of eastern Kentucky, the pictures coming out of Hungary of the red sludge that roared from a factory's reservoir, downstream into the Danube River, are all too reminiscent of what happened a decade ago this week.

A layer of dark goo still sits under a creekbed on Glenn Cornette's land, the leftovers from when a coal company's sprawling slurry pond burst, blackening 100 miles of waterways and polluting the water supply of more than a dozen communities before the stuff reached the Ohio River.

A torrent as wide as a football field and 6 feet deep covered Cornette's property in Martin County, near the West Virginia line about 175 miles east of Louisville. It killed all manner of plants and cut off his access to the street.

Oct 11 07:32

Banned in Europe for Causing 83,000 Heart Attacks - Are You Taking Avandia?

A September 23, 2010 article in the New England Journal of Medicine announced that, finally, the FDA has stepped forward and decided on regulatory action for Avandia, a diabetes drug that last year claimed 1,354 lives as a result of cardiac-associated problems.

The FDA is restricting access to Avandia by requiring GSK to submit a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy, or REMS.

Evidence linking Avandia to an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke has been building since 2007, and GSK has agreed to pay $460 million in damages to settle about 10,000 lawsuits in America linking its use to patients suffering serious medical setbacks. But the US FDA has chosen only to monitor the drug, rather than ask for a recall.

Oct 11 02:07

Does Your Food Contain Genetically Modified Organisms?

Okay, here’s your chance, with a new way for you to know that your food does not contain genetically modified organisms. The Non-GMO Project, a collection of top suppliers and advocates in the organic industry, and the only no-GMO certifier in North America, has kicked off a GM-free month.

Ruh-roh — October includes Halloween. Since half of the refined sugar in the US is genetically modified, coming from GM sugar beets, finding GM-free candy might be a little hard. Though GM beets are now illegal until further notice, what’s on the shelves today is most likely made from last year’s crops.

Oct 09 07:29

Bank of America Halts Foreclosures in All States

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bank of America on Friday halted foreclosures on homes across the country so it could review paperwork in tens of thousands of cases for flaws, expanding a crisis at a perilous time for the housing market.

The move came as PNC Financial Services became the fourth major bank to announce that it would stop foreclosures in at least some states. It added to growing concerns that mortgage lenders have been evicting homeowners despite flawed court papers.

Oct 08 21:52

FBI Busted Stalking Student, Demands COINTELPRO GPS Stasi Gear Returned

After Web uproar, feds reclaimed magnetic tracker found under car

Several days ago a 20-year-old student discovered a GPS tracking device hidden on his car. After his friend posted a picture of it online, speculating about its ties to a secret FBI investigation, the feds themselves came a-knockin', according to Wired.com. They wanted their toy back.

Photo:FBI's Own Self Gratification "Global Penetration Sensual" Device - "The Backdoor Hoover" For the Bored Agent

Oct 08 10:14

Laughable Propaganda: GM Corn Helps Nearby Fields, Study

Julie Steenhuysen
Reuters

Corn that is genetically modified to resist pests benefits neighboring crops as well, U.S. researchers said Thursday.

Oct 07 16:47

Social Micro-Engineering Begins: NYC May Ban 'Sugary Drinks' From Food Stamp Buys

John Galt
Activist Post

The Associated Press reported today that under a new government plan to battle obesity in New York City, food stamp recipients would be banned from purchasing "sugar-sweetened beverages:"

Oct 06 18:38

The Cost of Telling the Truth in the United States

By firing the Cuban-American news anchor and host, CNN demonstrated that those who assert that the United States is a “beacon of freedom” just make baseless and unfounded claims.

Oct 06 08:48

Big Brother's food safety fear-mongering lays groundwork for "new global food safety agency"

Actually, I wrote an article about the recent Shirley Sherrod Debacle as I was disgusted by the news that the U.S.D.A. has tens of thousands of discrimination suits pending against them. Now I realize that I had taken the bait – hook, line, and sinker – immediately concluding that the U.S.D.A. is completely incompetent and the politicians and news media were merely irresponsible and stupid. I’m beginning to see it a little differently now…I absolutely believe the entire event was staged, but only time will tell. The new oversight agency will be proposed or it won’t – not a lot of gray area there.

Oct 06 06:11

Palestine boycott committee calls on US pension fund to divest from Israel

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), on behalf of its constituent organizations and unions representing the majority of Palestinian civil society, calls upon the US non-profit pension fund TIAA-CREF to live up to its motto of providing "Financial Services for the Greater Good" by divesting its funds from companies that profit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and violation of Palestinian rights. As in the struggle to end South African apartheid, divestment from wrongdoing companies is not just a moral obligation; it is a time-honored, particularly effective, non-violent form of pressure that can significantly contribute to ending Israel's occupation, racial discrimination and denial of refugee rights.

Oct 06 01:03

After Growth, Fortunes Turn for Monsanto

As recently as late December, Monsanto was named “company of the year” by Forbes magazine. Last week, the company earned a different accolade from Jim Cramer, the television stock market commentator. “This may be the worst stock of 2010,” he proclaimed.

Bags of Asgrow Roundup Ready soybean seeds sit inside a Monsanto lab in St. Louis. Monsanto, the world’s biggest seed company, plans to complete most of its $800 million stock buyback plan more than a year ahead of schedule after the shares dropped to the lowest since 2007.

Monsanto, the giant of agricultural biotechnology, has been buffeted by setbacks this year that have prompted analysts to question whether its winning streak of creating ever more expensive genetically engineered crops is coming to an end.

Oct 05 17:19

Warning: Internet Crisis!

The internet is one of the last few aspects of modern America that is relatively free from government control. The main reason being is that it is protected by the First Amendment. In Addition, the internet has become an invaluable aspect of society through which we have transformed our entire way of life and the way in which we interact. Through the internet, we are able to live free from government interference, from both a social and economic standpoint.

Given the level of importance that we place on the internet, the consensus remains that Americans are not willing to let the government begin to control our precious internet freedom--similar to the way in which Americans cherished freedom in everyday life, prior to the presidency of Herbert Hoover/Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1929-1945). These presidents were able to gain control over American society in the midst of "crises". In the event of a crisis, citizens have a tendency to surrender their freedom in exchange for "security" as offered by the government. It is through this very same means that the government will begin to infiltrate, and gain control over, the internet.

Oct 05 17:14

Government collusion in human medical experiments no longer just a conspiracy theory

"Is the U.S. government still conspiring with Big Pharma today to achieve some particular agenda?"

The answer to that seems obvious to those who are paying attention: YES it is! You see this quite blatantly on two significant issues:

#1) Vaccines
#2) Public water fluoridation

In both of these cases, the government conspires to exploit the American people as if they were human guinea pigs. For both vaccines and fluoridation, there is absolutely no hard science to support these toxic chemical interventions as medically beneficial for the masses, and in fact both the fluoride suppliers and seasonal flu vaccine manufacturers will readily admit there have been no legitimate scientific studies conducted that show their products to be either safe or effective. Instead, they are being dumped onto the population as some sort of grand medical experiment to see what happens (and to make a buck).

Oct 05 09:45

5 Key Principles that Unite Populist Progressives and Tea-Party Libertarians

Activist Post

The establishment must do everything it can to suppress unity among the growing herd of angry citizens. However, victory for the people is within our grasp. In a dangerous scenario for the establishment, populists from the left and the right are increasingly finding common ground. A recent Mother Jones article titled "Tea Party or Pot Party?" revealed to progressives that they can actually agree with Tea Party libertarians on issues such as legalizing marijuana. With an honest look at each other's principles we may find that what unites Populists is far more powerful than what divides us.

Oct 04 10:24

Verizon Wireless plans $50M refund to customers; admits wrong charges

Verizon Wireless admitted on Sunday it had erroneously charged customers for data services they didn't want and said it would refund more than $50 million to those cellphone users.

Verizon said that over several years, 15 million customers were charged from $2 to $6 for data services they didn't initiate. A source close to the company said Verizon Wireless will pay refunds to current and past customers for the error.

Oct 03 13:21

RealityReport - Jeffery Smith: Exposing the Risks of GMO Foods

Gary Franchi sits down with the author of 'Genetic Roulette', Jeffery Smith. He expands on the GMO subject and lets us know the risks of eating these foods and what you can do to take action against them as an individual.

Oct 03 13:07

Army embeds active-duty PSYOPS soldiers at local TV stations

The U.S. Army has used local television stations in the U.S. as training posts for some of its psychological-operations personnel, The Upshot has learned. Since at least 2001, both WRAL, a CBS affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., and WTOC, a CBS affiliate in Savannah, Ga., have regularly hosted active-duty soldiers from the Army's 4th Psychological Operations group as part of the Army's Training With Industry program. Training With Industry is designed to offer career soldiers a chance to pick up skills through internships and fellowships with private businesses. The PSYOPS soldiers used WRAL and WTOC to learn broadcasting and communications expertise that they could apply in their mission, as the Army describes it, of "influenc[ing] the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign audiences."

Oct 02 22:09

Genetically Modified Corn Polluting Streams, Rivers and Lakes With Pecticides

So they genetically modified almost 90% of the U.S corn so it automatically produced pesticides... and now those pesticides from the corn are polluting our waters.

Oct 02 17:30

TYT: X-Ray Van Sees Through Homes

---Comment---

I have a few questions:

1- How long do they sit in front of a residence to spy with x-rays?

2- How long does the exposure to x-rays increase the rate of cancer to the recipients?

3- Do they target people of known dissidence or racial groups?

4- Does the community cancer rate increase in areas these vans are used in?

5- Does big Pharmacia have an investment or interest in promoting this type of surveillance?

6- How can a government restrained by constitutional rules pertaining to rights and privacy, justifies this type of invasive espionage upon citizens without due process?

7- Is this a new form of public weapon, a targeted cancer van?

8- Should I paint my house with lead paint, just to have some privacy from a government gone mad? - kdtroxel

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