Middle East and Surrounds

Palestinian Children’s Day 2014

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

In 1925, the World Conference for the Well-Being of Children first proclaimed a day to honor children. In 1954, it was universally established. Dozens of countries recognize it. Variants include the UN’s November 20 Universal Children’s Day.

It was established to encourage all countries to institute a day. It urged doing so to promote mutual exchange and understanding for children’s rights. It was done to promote child welfare worldwide. On November 20, 1958, UN members adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

UN Aid Chief: Foreign Donors Fail to Honor Obligations to Syrian Refugees

The UN requested funds on January, but donors pledged to pay $2.3 billion. And even of that, only $1.29 billion has been received to date, RT reported.

Awad said he is concerned that the international attention to the perils of the refugees is dwindling and warned that the problem “will show up in different shapes and will haunt us as a community for a generation”.

Saudi Arabia: The US President’s Futile Trip

President Obama’s visit to Riyadh, which lasted a matter of hours, will hardly be considered historic. The only major achievement to come out of the negotiations is that, despite serious disagreements in the last few months, both sides expressed willingness for reconciliation, although it is not clear on what terms. Saudi Arabia’s royal family needed a demonstration that their allied relations with America are still in place. On this issue, Obama had to concede. The handshake between the two heads of state was supposed to symbolize the end of the ‘cold war’ between the two countries. Before this, the Saudis had allowed themselves to speak with US Secretary of State John Kerry and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice in terms of ultimatums.

BREAKING NEWS: Chemical attack by western backed mercenary terrorists target the Syria

Syria’s official TV said few hours ago that the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front used toxic gas in the central province of Hama, killing at least two people and causing suffocation to hundred others.
The TV said the Nusra Front fighters used the Chlorine gas against the town of Kafr Zaita in the northern countryside of Hama.

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire visits Lattakia and Syrian Refugees from Kessab

The Nobel peace laureate added, that many media institutions are involved in a campaign aimed at misguiding the public about the situation in Syria. Maguire had previously stressed the role of western media in manufacturing public consent with the war on Syria.

Posted in Latest News, Middle East and Surrounds | Comments Off

Mainstream Media Arm of Establishment

Why Journalists Don’t Report The Truth About Governments

Alternative media upstages lamestream media in world-class coverage of historic Bundy Ranch showdown

One of the most extraordinary stories in the history of American journalism took place this last week, and the mainstream (liberal) media was AWOL the entire time. An historical showdown between heavily armed federal agents (BLM) and armed American citizens unfolded near Bunkerville, Nevada, where the Bundy family announced they were taking a stand against a federal land grab and cattle theft operation masterminded by federal agents working at the BLM.

The showdown ended in a complete victory for Citizens vs. government tyranny as the feds effectively surrendered, announced their evacuation and agreed to release all the cattle they had stolen. See the photo below for a snapshot of the history the mainstream media stupidly decided to ignore.

Mainstream media was ordered to ignore the story – and they complied

For those of you still wondering whether you should trust the independent media or the corporate media, this has to be the wake-up call. The events at the Bundy Ranch prove once and for all that ABCNNBBCBSFOX will not tell you anything the government does not want you to know, and while such totalitarian control over your brain was the reality in the past, today the government and corporate media have lost the war for the minds of America.

BBC in the service of Israeli propaganda

by just looking at its reporting of Israel and the Palestinians over the last five weeks, is that it is becoming almost impossible to hide the pro-Israeli bias of BBC Online’s Middle East desk. For that, the BBC should surely take collective responsibility.

Daily Mail prints transparent anti-Assad propaganda BS, and its readers let the DM presstitutes know they ain’t buying it – ROFLMAO

See readers’ responses to this recent example of MI6/CIA inspired Daily Mail drivel:Has Assad carried out new chemical attacks? Britain and U.S. to investigate claims toxic substances have been used on four occasions

Here are a few examples:
Al Qaeda renamed rebels for the convienance of the West. Good to see so many here not falling for this BS

Al Qaeda getting a hiding in Syria – boohoo! Oh, wait a minute, that should be Department AQ of the CIA, yeah, they don’t like their operatives and assets getting taken out…..

well done everybody who see through this latest lie to get us to war! just read the comments d.m and how about some of that good ol impartial journalism just like they used to teach at journo school!

Its probably been done by the Turks who want to drag Nato into another war, and thats just what Nato wants.

There is so much information now on-line or in the alternative media I don’t know why the DM even bothers to print this rubbish.

Give over , we don’t believe your lies

39% of film industry professionals are movie and T.V. show pirates

Every month, reports condemn the general public for downloading movies and TV shows without permission, but perhaps those industries need to look a little closer to home. A new survey among film industry professionals suggests that almost 40% have downloaded movies and TV shows illegally.

Posted in Latest News, Mainstream Media Arm of Establishment | Comments Off

Torture

UK urged to admit that CIA used island as secret ‘black site’ prison

The government is under mounting pressure to “come clean” about the role of an overseas UK territory leased to the US and allegedly used as a secret “black site” detention centre.

An opponent of Colonel Gaddafi who was rendered in a joint MI6-CIA operation, and a leading human rights group representing him, have demanded that the foreign secretary, William Hague, clarify the UK’s position on Diego Garcia, an atoll in the Indian Ocean leased to the US until 2016. The Senate’s intelligence security committee is preparing to declassify a file that reportedly confirms that the CIA detained “high-value suspects on Diego Garcia” and that “the black site arrangement on the atoll was made with the ‘full cooperation’ of the British government”.

Britain has already admitted to the existence of a CIA torture facility at Diego Garcia, but without providing details of what went on there. With the leaked Senate Report confirming that worse things were done to those prisoners than waterboarding, it is clear that the facility at Diego Garcia is the perfect place for such atrocities to be carried out.

White House Can’t Contain Feinstein-led Revolt Against CIA Torture Coverup

The White House and members of NerObama’s inner circle are frantically trying to squelch the revolt led by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has publicly clashed with CIA Director John Brennan over the Committee’s classified report on the CIA/Dick Cheney-run post-9/11 detention and torture program, the 480-page Executive Summary of which the Committee has just submitted to the White House for rapid declassification.

The CIA screwed itself royally by spying on and tinkering with the computers of Feinstein and her committee. That arrogant over-reach will cost them.

CIA and White House under pressure after Senate torture report leaks

A leak of the major findings of a landmark Senate inquiry into the CIA’s post-9/11 torture of terrorism detainees led, on Friday, to intensified pressure on the White House and the CIA to release the inquiry speedily and with a minimum of redactions.

The classified study, prepared by the Senate select committee on intelligence, concluded that the CIA’s interrogations, secret detentions and outsourced torture sessions were “brutal, and far worse than the agency communicated to policymakers.”

The US Government uses torture.

The US Government uses torture.

The US Government uses torture.

That is all you need to know about the US Government.

Posted in Latest News, Torture | Comments Off

Israel

American Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson believes anti-Semitism is to blame for much of the fire she drew earlier this year over her endorsement of Israeli company SodaStream, which operates a factory in the West Bank.

“There’s a lot of anti-Semitism out there,” Johansson told Vanity Fair, in an interview for the cover of their May edition.

REMEMBERING AN ‘OSLO CRIMINAL’

Pundak, a noble man, did not call to account in his book those responsible for the failure of the Oslo Accords. He was not one for hate, bitterness or petty accounting, not even when he was forced to leave the Peres Center for Peace because he focused more on peace than on Peres.

Expert: Israel Needs More Cyber-Attack Specialists

The threatened #opisrael cyber-attack turned out to be a dud – but Israel does not have enough manpower to ward off a major cyber-attack.

Sources: Obama administration urged Israel to attack Syrian Army

Western diplomatic sources revealed US President Barack Obama’s Administration has urged Israel to attack the Syrian Army to prevent it from advancing into positions of armed terrorist groups trained by Washington in Jordan which reached the occupied Syrian Golan last month.

“The US wants Israel to stop the advance of the Syrian Army towards areas where gunmen are controlling in Golan, particularly the Jihadists who were trained at the hands of CIA trainers,” American World Tribune newspaper quoted a source as telling Middle East News line.

Israel rejects Washington’s pressure over UkraineRead more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Israel-rejects-Washingtons-pressure-over-Ukraine-3079/

The US Administration, visibly irritated with Israel’s “neutrality” towards the political crisis in Ukraine, has been putting pressure on Tel-Aviv, the Haaretz newspaper reports.

Israel to train anti Syria terrorists with Saudi Arabia

Israel is seeking to launch a joint operation with Saudi Arabia to train foreign-backed militants operating against the Syrian people. The Israeli military chief convinced Dempsey that they could deal with the threats posed by resistance to Zionist backed insurgents in Syria. Susbscribe Here

Posted in Iran, Israel, Latest News | Comments Off

The Economy

The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing Posted by Ellen Brown

Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it. According to an SEIU report:

Stocks dive as Russia abandons U.S. dollar

The stock market dive Friday that brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average to near 16,000 and the Nasdaq to below 4,000 might reflect an accelerated move by Russia away from the petrodollar in retaliation for the Obama administration’s threatened economic sanctions over Russia’s takeover of Crimea.

Russia’s politically motivated attack on the petrodollar could trigger a major U.S. stock market collapse amid a global loss of confidence in the dollar caused by the Federal Reserve’s continuing policy of buying billions of dollars monthly in U.S. Treasury debt.

Statue of homeless Jesus stirs controversy in NC. “Somebody called the cops on Jesus”

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

China and Australia to Hasten FTA (Free Trade) negotiation. Wants an agreement quickly. Sydney to be an Official Yuan trading exchange.

China and Australia have been in FTA (Free Trade Agreement) negotiations since 2005. Now China and Australia are rushing and get an agreement set between them.

Besides the FTA between them. It was announced Yesterday Sydney Australia will be an international Yuan trading exchange.

Australia and China have agreed to enhance offshore market development of the Renminbi

Once the arrangements are finalised, it will place Sydney alongside Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan as an official trading hub for the yuan, the Australian Financial Review reported.

The only questions left are: How much longer does the dollar have? How soon will Russia, China, Middle East, and Australia drop the dollar completely for trade between them?

Dozens hurt in Rome anti-government protest

Police fired tear gas and made a number of arrests in Rome on Saturday as an anti-government protest turned violent, leaving several injured, according to medics and an AFP photographer.

IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

“When Microsoft terminated official support for Windows XP on April 8th, many organizations had taken the six years of warnings to heart and migrated to another operating system. But not the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Only 52,000 of their 110,000 Windows-powered computers have been upgraded to Windows 7. They’ll now be forced to pay Microsoft for Custom Support. How much? Using Microsoft’s standard rate of $200 per PC, it’ll be $11.6 million for one year. That leaves $18.4 million of their $30 million budget to finish the upgrades themselves, which works out to $317 per computer.”

Posted in Economy, Latest News | Comments Off

Health and the Environment

 

 

The Troubling Truth Behind the Ebola Outbreak

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

In the Guardian’s article, “Panic as deadly Ebola virus spreads across West Africa,” it reports:

“Since the outbreak of the deadly strain of Zaire Ebola in Guinea in February, around 90 people have died as the disease has travelled to neighbouring Sierra Leone, Liberia and Mali. The outbreak has sent shock waves through communities who know little of the disease or how it is transmitted. The cases in Mali have added to fears that it is spreading through West Africa.

The Guardian also reported that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, had established treatment centers in Guinea, one of which came under attack as locals accused the foreign aid group of bringing the disease into the country. Also under fire is the government of Guinea itself, which has proved incapable of handling the crisis.”

A Brief, Terrifying History of Viruses Escaping From Labs

The danger of a manmade pandemic sparked by a laboratory escape is not hypothetical: One occurred in 1977, and it occurred because of concern that a natural pandemic was imminent. Many other laboratory escapes of high-consequence pathogens have occurred, resulting in transmission beyond laboratory personnel. Ironically, these laboratories were working with pathogens to prevent the very outbreaks they ultimately caused. For that reason, the tragic consequences have been called “self-fulfilling prophecies.”

 

Ohio Announces Tougher Permit Conditions for Drilling Activities Near Faults and Areas of Seismic Activity

“COLUMBUS, OH – Today Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer announced new, stronger permit conditions for drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity. The new policies are in response to recent seismic events in Poland Township (Mahoning County) that show a probable connection to hydraulic fracturing near a previously unknown microfault.”

With all the excitement in Nevada, this went by unnoticed. This is seriously good news.

Monsanto Terminator Seeds and RoundUp Herbicide in Afghanistan: The Destruction of Agriculture

….As part of efforts to eradicate poppy cultivation across the country, the United States insisted that Kabul sidestep health studies and sign off on an unpopular plan to spray millions of dollars worth of Monsanto’s “RoundUp” glyphosate herbicide across Afghanistan’s countryside. It should be noted that before NATO’s intervention in Afghanistan in 2001, poppy cultivation was nearly eradicated under the Taliban.

In addition to fears that the mass spraying of Afghanistan’s countryside could negatively impact the health of the Afghan people, there were also fears that licit crops could also be destroyed, leaving farmers with failed harvests, anger, and a willingness to further align themselves with armed tribesmen, including the Taliban.

For America’s overarching plan, the eradication of licit crops alongside poppy was ideal. That is because while Monsanto RoundUp herbicide was to be sprayed indiscriminately over the heads of Afghans, its genetically modified, RoundUp Ready terminator seeds were to be sown beneath their feet. The Nutrition and Education International (NEI), a front set up by Western agricultural monopolies, set out to replace Afghanistan’s traditional crops with both Monsanto’s genetically engineered RoundUp Ready soybeans, as well as copious amounts of RoundUp ready herbicide.

Monsanto demands removal of Mexican judge over GM maize ban

Want to know Big Ag’s solution if it doesn’t get the unquestioned support they desire? Just throw out the judge. That’s what is happening now as Monsanto asks for the Appeals Court Judge who ruled against them in Mexico to be removed.

Ohio Provides Newest Evidence Linking Fracking to Earthquakes

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

There has been an ongoing battle between researchers and the natural gas and oil industries over whether or not hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is definitively leading to an increase in earthquake activity.

In a recent article entitled “Oklahoma Breaking Records For Earthquake Activity – Fracking?” I presented evidence from the U.S. Army, U.S. Geological Survey, the Oklahoma Geological Survey and the Geological Society of America, which suggests that it is becoming conclusive that fracking causes earthquakes. Furthermore, studies also indicate that even when fracking is halted, earthquake activity can continue and earthquake magnitude can increase over time.

Ohio is already on the map as one of the 6 states where earthquakes are a new feature of reality. According to a new report, Ohio geologists are the latest to express concern over why earthquake activity is on the rise in regions where fracking has been taking place…

Posted in Health, Latest News, The Environment | Comments Off

Terrorism

New York Times whitewashes FBI’s handling of Boston Marathon bomber

The thrust of the article—and, according to the Times, of the report itself—is summed up in its headline: “Russia failed to share data on suspect, report says.”

911 Commission the conflicts of interest and the cover up

By: dawson

A clip from War by Deception
by Ryan Dawson

A Plane hit the pentagon on 9/11

By: dawson

clip from War by Deception a film that does not avoid the Israeli role in 911.

Posted in Attacks of Sep 11 2001, Latest News, Ryan Dawson Comments and Videos, Terrorism | Comments Off

Europe and The UK

THE RISE OF PUTIN AND THE FALL OF THE RUSSIAN-JEWISH OLIGARCHS

Watch this all the way through and draw your own parallels between Russia and her oligarchs and America today and her Wall Street types. This is truly a amazing movie with interviews with the oligarchs and others who directly speak to their actions and hubris at the time. We hear about Putin and the Oligarchs as if it were a bad thing. America should pay heed to what was done to remove these creatures from power and follow suit in whatever way is most effective for this Western culture.

THEN tell me you would NOT like a Putin type to set your country free from such individuals!

White House Plans Biden Visit to Kiev Amid Eastern Ukraine Tension

The White House said on Saturday that Vice President Joe Biden would travel to Kiev this month to show support for the Ukrainian government as U.S. officials expressed new concern over “violence and sabotage” by militants it said were apparently supported by Russia in eastern Ukraine.

Biden, set to travel to Kiev on April 22, will become the most senior U.S. official to visit the country since the crisis began there.

Russian Media Report CIA Director Held ‘Secret Consultations’ in Kiev

Russian news agencies reported Sunday that U.S. CIA director John Brennan had a secret meeting with Ukrainian officials in Kiev before they began operations against separatist forces that had taken over buildings in the country’s east.

Brennan landed in Ukraine on Saturday under an assumed name and held a “series of secret meetings” with the country’s “power bloc” Interfax reported, citing an unidentified official in the Ukrainian parliament. The unidentified official said that there were “unconfirmed reports” that the U.S. security official was behind the decision to use force in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russian separatist forces took control of the city of Slovyansk.

Ukrainian parliament Communist Party deputy Vladimir Golub told RIA Novosti that lawmakers were talking about the visit openly and opined that the Ukrainian Security Service had become a unit of the CIA.

NATO Wants More Military Spending? How Much Is Enough …Uploaded by Ben Swann

 

 

 

Blackwater Resurfaces In Ukraine

Well, that’s great news, isn’t it? Blackwater is back. After a first wave of negative publicity over its involvement in Iraq, a major PR hush-hush campaign led to a series of mergers, takeovers and name changes; first, in 2009, it became Xe Services, only to turn into Academi in 2011. What a brilliant moniker for a bunch of modern day mercenaries that is. Who would expect a ruthless killing machine behind a name like that?

Russia quite matter of factly mentioned that it doesn’t appreciate the presence of 150 mercenaries from Academi affiliate Greystone in Ukraine, wearing, no less, Ukrainian special task police uniforms, where the soldiers of fortune are apparently being deployed, by US/EU/Ukraine, to stifle the protests in eastern cities like Donetsk and Kharkiv. Does make you wonder if the US would be just as matter of factly if a heavily armed Navy Seal style Russian or Chinese private army were active in Mexico or Canada.

OPINION: Ambiguity of ‘Mercenary’ Label Is Politically Expedient

Defining someone as a “mercenary” has become a tool of political will and expediency, as the definition is ambiguous, Matt Potter, a British journalist told RIA Novosti.

“Because ‘mercenary’ is so loose and therefore easily manipulated, defining people as ‘mercenaries’ has become as much an act of political will and expediency as calling someone a ‘traitor’,” Potter said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry earlier voiced concerns over the buildup of Ukrainian forces in the southeastern part of the country, including some 150 US mercenaries from the Barbados-registered Greystone company dressed in uniforms of the country’s elite Sokol police unit.

The US dismissed the claims, with US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland saying there was no truth to them.

Since it was the US that lied to us all about Saddam’s nuclear weapons, the benefit of the doubt goes to Russia on this. And, it should be remembered. there is a video of the capture of one of these American mercenaries, so we know the US Government is, as usual, lying through their teeth.

Ukraine misses deadline to pay Russia’s Gazprom gas debt

If you’ve ever been in arrears on your gas bill you will know it’s in everyone’s interests to come to some sort of agreement with your supplier. But Ukraine and Russia seem to be struggling.

Ukraine owes Russia $2.1 billion (£1.2 billion) for gas and counting. More correctly, it owes that rather staggering sum of money to Gazprom, the world’s largest gas company which is owned by the Russian state.

The final deadline for Ukraine to settle the outstanding balance, in full, came and went yesterday at 17:00 Moscow time (14:00 BST). My understanding is that no money changed hands. Gazprom executives this morning sound mightily cross but it isn’t clear what happens next.

Right Sector arrives in Slavyansk to suppress protestsRead more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_13/Right-Sector-arrives-to-Slavyansk-to-suppress-protests-6539/

Militants from the radical group Right Sector have come to the city of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine to take part in a force operation against protesters who had occupied several government buildings in the city.

These protesters are demanding that Ukraine should be a federative state with more autonomy for its regions.

So the same people that thought it was good to kick out the government in Kiev seem to have a problem with other cities trying to do the same.

I suspect many of these “militants” are actually the hired US mercenaries.

Ukraine miners take to Donetsk streets in uprising that mimics Kyiv protests

If they can do it in Kyiv, we can do it in Donetsk.

That’s what Roman Romanenko says as he organizes the occupation of this eastern Ukraine city’s seat of government, which he and hundreds like him seized to protest the new leadership in Kyiv. Clad in fatigues and a blue beret, the 35- year-old former paratrooper says he quit his coal-mining job to come here.

“My miner’s soul told me to be here,” said Romanenko. “Those people in Kyiv spat on us. They think Ukraine is only western Ukraine and are ruling as they please.”

President Vladimir Putin’s letter to leaders of European countries

Western media’s relentless demonizing of President Putin is backfiring. President Putin’s approval ratings hits a three year high and have risen to 88% (The Independent and BBC reported) in the past week, as Russians back their president over Ukraine, a height western leaders can only dream of.

“It goes without saying that Russia is prepared to participate in the effort to stabilize and restore Ukraine’s economy, however, not in a unilateral way, but on equal conditions with our European partners.” writes President Putin.

Pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine

Thousands of pro-federalization activists have rallied in cities across Eastern Ukraine, calling for greater sovereignty of their region from Kiev. Activists have formed militias that helped anti-Maidan protesters seize several government buildings.
Pro-federalization activists occupy city council, police HQ in Slavyansk

Activists in Slavyansk, a city in eastern Ukraine located in the north of the Donetsk region with a population of 120,000, seized the police headquarters and the city council building Saturday. Police said Anti-Maidan protesters also seized the local office of Ukraine’s Security Service, the SBU.

Crimean Constitution comes into force

The constitution turned Crimea from an autonomous region of Ukraine into a part of the Russian Federation with full and equal rights.

AFP PODCAST & ARTICLE: György Schwartz — The Man Behind the Mess in Ukraine

Anyone following the Ukrainian crisis in the reality-warping media comes away with this impression: The Ukrainian people, desperate for Western-style democracy, rose up and rebelled against their authoritarian president. Russia then invaded the Crimea in order to keep Ukraine under its iron grip.

The reality, however, is far from the spin peddled by the mainstream media and its globalist backers. The rebellion in Ukraine was orchestrated by Western bankers as part of a vicious chess game that pits Washington against Moscow. Putin did not invade Crimea, and in a referendum voted on March 16, 97% of Crimeans asked to be allowed to join Russia.

Dave Gahary spoke with reporter Pete Papaherakles, the author of this article, to learn more about what’s behind this story, in this informative interview (28:22).

Man arrested at Large Hadron Collider claims he’s from the future

Police said Mr Cole, who was wearing a bow tie and rather too much tweed for his age, would not reveal his country of origin. “Countries do not exist where I am from. The discovery of the Higgs boson led to limitless power, the elimination of poverty and Kit-Kats for everyone.

It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I’m here to stop it ever happening.”

Posted in Europe and The UK, Latest News | Comments Off

Politics, Privacy, Spying, Internet Security

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.” — Edward Bernays, “father”of modern public relations (PR), on government propaganda

Bundy Ranch Facebook page

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION

Many of you have been asking for a better way to keep informed and know what you can do to help.

We love Facebook but it is not effective for getting the word out when we really need help. There are so many messages here things are getting lost.

If you go to http://bit.do/bundy you can sign up to get Emails and Text messages.

You will get messages directly from the Bundy’s.
You will not receive a bunch of junk, only important messages when we need immediate help and we will only text message you when critical action is required.

Please let others know about this ASAP.
http://bit.do/bundy

Bundy Ranch Blogspot

Friday, April 11, 2014
We want to thank everyone for their donations! This includes peoples time, money, water, food, prayers, and anything else that seems fit!

We ALL appreciate what you do at this house. We are working hard, nearly around the clock! Please bare with us if we do not get to you soon we will be hammering things off super hard tomorrow and we need you there at 9 A.M. When Cliven and Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie discuss things!

Thank you so much.

DHS Insider: Bundy Ranch Standoff Not Over! Military, Federal Agents Seen Moving In

In this episode of The Truth Is Viral, host Bobby Powell puts together several pieces of information that have surfaced sine the BLM “withdrew” and conceded to the demands of Cliven Bundy. Bundy is the Nevada rancher who stood toe-to-toe with nearly 1,000 heavily federal agents for over a week. Fortunately for Bundy, thousands of unarmed protestors – and militia that were armed just as well as the federal agents were standing shoulder-to-shoulder with him.

But, as reported to investigative journalist Doug Hagmann – co-host of the Hagmann and Hagmann report along with his son Joe – by a highly-placed source inside the Department of Homeland Security, the BLM withdrawal was a fake. The entire standoff was, according to Hagmann’s DHS informant, a real world exercise designed to determine what kind of resistance the federal government will face should gun confiscations begin.

Note sure if this is true or not. However I do not expect the Federal Government to accept this humiliation. They will be back. The land-grab is on and the government will be back at the Bundy’s and anywhere else they want.


FBI secretly worked in Iraq, Afghanistan: Report

The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have secretly worked with American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in hundreds of operations, according to a new report.

The FBI formed an alliance with Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and deployed its agents in hundreds of raids in Iraq and Afghanistan, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

JSOC took advantage of the agency’s ability to utilize digital media to identify suspects. The FBI acquired evidence from JSOC investigations and kept that information in case the suspect would be tried in the United States.

“Digital media and other materials (were used) to locate insurgents and detect plots, including any against the United States,” the report said, adding the FBI “could preserve evidence and maintain a chain of custody should any suspect be transferred to the United States for trial.”

BATFE Publicly Confirms Administration’s Ammunition Import Ban

NRA-ILA Leadership Forum – Fight for the 2nd Amendment?

On Monday, BATFE issued a “special advisory” indicating the agency’s official position on 5.45×39 7N6 ammunition. The advisory states that “the ammunition is ‘armor piercing’ under [federal law] and is therefore not importable.” We previously reported on our efforts to determine BATFE’s official position on this issue.

Notably absent from the advisory is any mention of the “sporting purposes”


Who actually “owns” America’s land? A deeper look at the Bundy Ranch crisis | Ben Swann Truth In Media

LOFTI:NEVADA, April 12, 2014– Turtles and cows have absolutely no relevance to the situation in Nevada. Does the Constitution make provision for the federal government to own and control “public land”? This is the only question we need to consider. Currently, the federal government “owns” approximately 30% of the United States territory.

Read more: http://benswann.com/lofti-who-actually-owns-americas-land-a-deeper-loo…
Follow us: @BenSwann_ on Twitter

Harry Reid, Son’s Solar Power Scheme Linked to Bundy Ranch Standoff

Follow the money and you’ll inevitably find out what’s really going on.

In the case of Clark County, Nevada, rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with federal agents from the Bureau of Land Management, the leading explanation has been that he hasn’t paid grazing fees and his cattle threaten endangered desert tortoises in the Gold Butte area.

But the fact of the BLM bringing in hundreds of armed rangers with trucks and helicopters seemed over the top for protection of a tortoise that has clearly survived despite more than a century of ranching by the Bundy family, and which the BLM had previously been slaughtering with the excuse that it lacked funding to care for the animals.

As reported by the Associated Press in August, the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Southern Las Vegas, funded by the BLM, was looking at killing half of its 1,400 tortoises because it could not afford to keep its doors open since the housing collapse resulted in less income from developers.

Leaked Memo Uncovers Obama Administration Land Grab

A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that’s essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.

President Obama could enact the plans in this memo with just the stroke of a pen, without any input from the communities affected by it.

Dog dies after police prevent neighbor from giving aid after it was hit by a car

The video shows the dog, which had a collar and leash but no tags, laying in the middle of Federal Boulevard at West 21st Avenue for nearly 90 minutes as it gasps for air. Knapp said he gave the dog water and tried to comfort it, but Denver police threatened to arrest him.

‘The war has just begun’: Bundy supporters mobilize, aim to take back confiscated cattle

Just an hour after U.S. Officials called off the roundup of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle due to safety concerns, hundreds of ranchers and supporters — some armed — have mobilized with the intent to free cattle confiscated by the federal agents.

After Bureau of Land Management director Neil Kornze gave the order to cease herding the cattle, Mr. Bundy demanded that all national park service employees working on the cattle roundup operation be disarmed before 10:45 a.m. the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.


The Bunkerville Project: Glencore Xtrata and the Government Owned Gold Mines

There are literally hundreds of mines in Clark County, Nevada. So many that you have to wonder how the land above doesn’t collapse. 101 of these mines are in the Bunkerville area, and of those 101 mines 58 are in Bureau of Land Management areas.

The current problems with the Bundy Ranch Cattle are not about the livestock or the wildlife that roam the public land in and around Bunkerville. It’s about what lies in the ground in and around Bunkerville.

Glencore Xstrata is a very shady global financial concern that could have been the inspiration for the Quantum organization in the new James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace”. It was started by Marc Rich, the billionaire charged with tax evasion and illegal business dealings with Iran, then later pardoned by President Bill Clinton before he even went to trial.

NSA Exploited Heartbleed Bug For YEARS, Leaving Consumers Vulnerable To Attack

 

 

Happy Birthday President Thomas Jefferson!

We present a great victory today to America Mr. President and we all take the oath!

Thomas Jefferson

In the thick of party conflict in 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter, “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

2014 Is Shaping Up As A Year Of Reckoning For The United States

 

 

New Rule Prohibits Voters in Miami-Dade County From Using Restroom, No Matter How Long the Line

New Rule Prohibits Voters in Miami-Dade County From Using Restroom, No Matter How Long the Line 10 Apr 2014 During the 2012 presidential election, voters reportedly waited on line for upwards of six hours. That wait alone is enough to deter would-be voters from going to the polls. But now residents in Florida’s most populous county will have another disincentive: they won’t be able to go to the bathroom.

Reid smelling anything but rosy in ranch fight

When Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy refused to take his cattle off land the federal government demanded for the habitat of an endangered desert tortoise, it focused the nation’s attention on an arena Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., may have preferred to be kept quiet.

An investigative report published last week by Infowars.com drew a connection between Senate Majority Leader Reid’s involvement with Chinese energy giant ENN, Chinese efforts to build massive solar facilities in the Nevada desert and the showdown between Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, or BLM.

Funny how the corporate media hasn’t mentioned any of this yet.

Bus Driver Fired for Picking Up Freezing Kids in Her SUV when Bus Broke Down

Folks, Canadian school bus driver Kendra Lindon was about to pick up kids on a freezing cold day when her bus broke down. Other recent times this had happened, she recalled, no replacement bus arrived. And so, with windchill temperatures dipping to -37 C (-34 F), she took matters into her own hands and picked up the few students along her route in her own SUV.

From there, Lindon planned to keep the kids, including her own son, warm until another bus arrived — no frostbite, no problems.

Or so she thought.

It turns out another parent had watched Lindon picking up the kids, including two boys who had to sit in the rear cargo hold, where there were no seat belts.

Concerned, the parent contacted First Student — and that afternoon, Lindon was fired.

Secret audio recording from Bundy Ranch reveals BLM Special Agent Dan Love and Pete Santilli threatening each other with arrest over violations of U.S. Constitution

Natural News has obtained and is now releasing a secret audio recording of a conversation that took place Thursday, April 10th, between Daniel P. Love, Special Agent in Charge of Region 3 of the BLM and Guerilla Media Network radio host Pete Santilli, serving in the role as a communications liaison between the armed citizen protesters and the BLM.

In this recording, you can hear Daniel Love and Pete Santilli discussing life-and-death confrontations, during which Santilli says Daniel Love and the Sheriff of the county will be arrested if they do not uphold their oath to the United States Constitution.

This audio gives us all a special look inside the twisted mind of BLM Special Agent Dan Love who functions as an agent of government tyranny operating in complete violation of the U.S. Constitution even while telling himself he’s backed by the Constitution!

This conversation shows that the Federal thugs have been brainwashed into thinking they have the law and the Constitution on their side. But clearly they do not. BLM Special Agent Love was flat-out wrong when he declared that they were on Federal Land. It was state land, and under the Constitution it should never have been confiscated from the Bundy family in the first place.

No doubt every Federal thug has been told the law and the Constitution in on their side, even down to the ones trolling these websites trying to cause trouble. But I know from my own conversation with a local police officer that they do not in fact know what is in the Constitution. They are not encouraged to read it, only “take it on faith” that what their Israeli trainers tell them is true. Any police officers actually daring to read the Constitution and ask questions are “encouraged” to leave, just as former IRS investigator Joe Banister was “encouraged” to leave when he actually started reading the tax code and just as I was “encouraged” to leave my childhood church after I actually read the bible. Tyrants have no use for anyone who actually knows what is going on and can gainsay their claims.

So, the lesson from the Bundy Ranch is that it is a waste of time trying to argue the law and the Constitution with these Federal thugs because they are absolutely brainwashed into thinking they are right and not to listen to anyone else, to make them more effective thugs. The only way We The People will peacefully stop the illegal and unconstitutional actions of this government is to stand up to them in superior numbers so that they back down, as they just did in Nevada. BLM Special Agent Love is wholly ignorant of the Constitution and law and it is very dangerous to allow an ignorant man to have a gun and a badge. This is why. since 9-11, the police forces of the United States have murdered more than 8 times as many innocent Americans as the terrorists have.

And here is a special message to BLM Special Agent Love. Hitler told his thugs that everything they did was the letter of the law. Think carefully about how the world views all those German officials who went along with that. Is that how you want to be remembered by your grandchildren?

DOJ Investigation Confirms: Albuquerque Police ‘Executing’ Citizens

Following release of report, rights groups calling for removal of mayor and police chief

TSA to expand ‘behavior screening’ program even though it doesn’t work

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was urged by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to scale back or even eliminate its “behavior screening” program, in which TSA officers try to strike up conversations with passengers and airport employees as a means of discovering would-be terrorists. A study showed little evidence the program worked.

This Guy Is Raising an Army to Get Big Money Out of American Politics

On the 26th February, Kai Newkirk spoke before the US Supreme Court. The 33-year-old isn’t a lawyer and he had not been called to testify. At the time, the court was running through oral arguments in a mundane patent case.

Newkirk, a longtime labour and environmental activist who cut his teeth in the global justice movement, was just another gentleman in the crowd – until he stood up and gave the justices a piece of his mind.

Sheriff Richard Mack Interview – Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the BLM – Ed & Ethan Show

PLUS his speech at the rally in Nevada

It appears the local sheriff succumbed to pressure, and kicked OUT the BLM !!!!!

Radio Host Pete Santili vs. Daniel P. Love, BLM Special Agent

NOT SURE WHAT IS HERE, BUT HERE IT IS
.
Exclusive audio from Natural News reveals BLM Special Agent Daniel P. Love and Guerilla Media Network host Pete Santilli

Vet to US military, all with Oaths: Defend US from domestic terrorism of US ‘leadership’

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Air Force veteran Kristen Meghan’s 4-minute video calls on active US military, veterans, and all with Oaths to the US Constitution to honor and enact that Oath: “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Her 2-minute part 2 emphasizes US “leadership” as those responsible for this terrorism. Dr. Martin King also came to this conclusion.

Kristen’s points:
US foreign wars are unlawful, and therefore acts of terrorism.
US action at Bundy Ranch to take land violates the US Constitution.
Both of these unconstitutional acts, foreign and domestic, are based on lies from US “leadership” with apparent age-old motivation to control resources.

Kristen admonishes active military members, veterans, and all Americans with Oaths to defend the US Constitution to take action as they best can, and at least to have the honor to speak the truth.
Let’s look at Kristen’s three points.

Just Because It’s On The Internet Doesn’t Mean It’s True… (Fuck You!)

US Sentencing Commission Votes to Cut Drug Sentences

Phillip Smith
Activist Post

The US Sentencing Commission (USSC) voted unanimously Thursday to reduce sentences for most federal drug trafficking defendants. The move comes as the federal prison population continues to increase, driven in large part by drug offenders, even as prison populations in the states are on the decline.

In the past decade, in many states, the harsh Reagan-era war on drugs approach to drug use and trafficking has given way to smarter approaches geared toward diversion and treatment of drug offenders, but when it comes to reforms, the federal system has lagged behind…

Thank You From The Bundy’s & Shocking Truth About the BLM

The BLM Have left where they were staying! They then let the Cattle released! They are moving towards the Ranch this very instant, WE WANT TO THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH!

BREAKING: Cowboys on Horseback Move in to Reclaim Bundy Cattle Stolen By BLM

Following the surprise announcement by Clark County’s Sheriff Douglas Gillespie this morning of a deal brokered to end the BLM’s occupation of the Bundy Ranch and Gold Butte, rancher Cliven Bundy has moved to reclaim some of his cattle previously stolen by the BLM.

After the Sheriff’s statement on stage at Camp Bunkerville, Cliven Bundy then made a list of demands, calling for the US Federal government’s 200 armed BLM agents to wrap-up their operation, and that they should begin “disarming the park service rangers”, and remove their equipment and structures to be “torn down immediately – within the hour”.

Australia’s man of principle exposes Zionist lobby power

 

 

Shocking Allegations Show Harry Reid, Chinese Company Behind Nevada Ranch Standoff

The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundy’s family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists.

Eric Holder: The Big Bank’s Bodyguard

• Attorney general protects criminal bankers

United States Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice (DoJ) cohorts are the “Praetorian Guard” of the international banking empire, grinding their jackboots on the throats of oppressed Americans.

While federal law enforcement concocts phony terror plots to entrap and imprison innocent citizens, and Internal Revenue Service thugs terrorize patriots, recidivist criminals in the finance world go free because they are “too big to jail.”

www.theaussiedigger.com  Aussie Digger Website
www.theaussiedigger.com/site/  Aussie Digger Blog
http://www.anzmi.net/  Wannabe Site
Everything you have been taught is wrong.
Posted in Government Wants to Control Internet, Latest News, Veterans Affairs | Comments Off

Mike Rivero www.whatreallyhappened.com

What Really Happened Radio Show – April 11 2014 – Michael Rivero

Posted in Latest News | Comments Off

Defence News

Pentagon Secret Plane Has Been In Space For Almost 500 Days – And They Still Won’t Say What It’s Doing There…

The X-37B, the U.S. Air Force’s secret robotic space plane, has now been in orbit for almost 500 days, a record-breaking time period for space endurance. The latest version of the relatively tiny spacecraft, which is just one quarter of the size of the space shuttles, was launched in December 2012 on a top-secret mission.

Posted in Defence News, Latest News | Comments Off

Asia

US denies MH370 landed at Diego Garcia military base in Indian Ocean, says report

Earlier today, New Straits Times reported that Fariq Abdul Hamid, the co-pilot of missing flight MH370, attempted to make a phone call from his mobile phone while the aircraft was flying over Penang.

This confirms the western direction of flight 370 reported by the Malaysian military radar system and ground witnesses. As for the official US denial, it is not like that is worth anything in this post “Saddam has nukes and Assad used Sarin” world, is it?

Malaysian military withheld radar data on Flight MH370 as nations searched wrong area, sources say

The military has not publicly acknowledged it tracked the plane in real time as it crossed back over the peninsula.

While fighter jets would not have had enough fuel to track a Boeing 777 for long and darkness would have complicated the operation, they could have spotted MH370 flying across peninsular Malaysia and possibly beyond, aviation experts said.

Posted in Asia and South West Pacific, Latest News | Comments Off

Central and South America

‘This is what happens’: Police violently evict squatters around Brazil’s top World Cup stadium

At least seven people were injured Friday as authorities ousted squatters from an abandoned building and shacks surrounding it just steps from Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium.

Looks like Brazil’s political and social infrastructure is ready to come crashing down in a revolution. The coming spark may well be another police action of this kind: 5,000 people were evicted in this sweep.

Posted in Central and South America, Latest News | Comments Off

The Economy

Doctor Doom & The Fiat Money Empire

Almost openly now, the long-running attempt to kick the price of gold down, and keep it down to Save the Money and stoke further frenzied and unreal price growth of equities has overreached. The fiat money empire is more threatened, today, than for decades and the train has hit the buffers. Speaking on CNBC this week, the veteran market expert Marc Faber ­ often ridiculed by business media as a Doctor Doom who always exaggerates ­ was given more respect than he normally gets. There were no you-said-it-before jibes when he said a 1987-style “pure financial” market crash is coming. Leading the way, he said, the insanely-overpriced Internet and Biotech stocks will be the first to go. Apart from what he called “cloud cuckoo” stock and asset prices, the basic upstream trigger are the antics of the US Fed, which like other central banks has upped the ante to the point where, Faber said, anybody can see the Fed is a “clueless organization”.

Please don’t panic: prepare, the best you can.

Currency controls are most likely coming in this country, and I would be willing to bet money on this. So please; have no more money in your bank account than you absolutely need to pay the bills. Keep the rest of it under your own control. Buy small amounts of gold and silver, well under the radar of it being traced or surveilled. Figure out what skills you have to barter for goods and services you will need.

Because we may well be looking at Wiemar-style hyperinflation in the US in very short order, you absolutely need to be prepared when the excrement hits the ventilation system.


George Osborne warns City to prepare for turmoil over Russia sanctions and interest rate rises

The City must brace itself for a new wave of market volatility amid looming interest rate rises and the possibility of harsher Russian sanctions, the Chancellor has said, as he insisted that the Treasury was prepared “for any eventuality” on the Ukrainian crisis.

Harvard study: Your share of the federal debt is $106,000

American workers would have to cough up a one-time “debt reduction fee” of $106,000 to pay off the nation’s debt that has grown 58 percent under President Obama, according to Harvard University’s Institute of Politics annual report on the USA.

The 91-page report provided to Secrets pegged the nation’s debt at $16.7 trillion, up from the $10.6 trillion inherited by Obama. “The debt has grown so quickly because of large and repeated annual deficits in federal spending,” said the report.

What’s more, the Annual Report of the USA, from the student at the Harvard Political Review and done in partnership with the American Education Foundation, found that food stamp usage has surged 77 percent during the recession and that Social Security benefits will be slashed 23 percent starting in 2033 unless Congress and the White House institute sweeping reforms.

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

JPMorgan profits fall 19% as mortgage business fades

US banking giant JPMorgan Chase has reported a sharp fall in profits at the start of 2014, which it blamed on declines in its mortgage business.

The bank said net income in the three months to the end of March was $5.3bn (£3.1bn) – a fall of 19% compared with a year earlier.

Profits from its mortgage business stood at $114m, down $559m from last year.

The figures mark the second successive quarterly fall in profits at the bank.

Students could be paying loans into their 50s – report

Most students will still be paying back loans from their university days in their 40s and 50s, and many will never clear the debt, research finds.

College is no longer the gateway to a better life, but has become yet another tool of the money-junkies who enslave the people with debt.

Man who predicted 1987 stock market crash and the Great Recession claims another crash is months away

The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the recent global economic recession believes the worst crash in decades will take place later in the next 12 months.

Dr Marc Faber, a Swiss investor and the author of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, said the cause of the crash would be overvaluing of companies within the internet and biotechnology sectors – thought to include the $400billion valuation of Google, and the $100billion valuation of Facebook.

He also said the market was also beginning to wake up to the idea that the U.S. Federal Reserve is a ‘clueless organisation’ – something he says is starting to affect confidence levels in investors.

The FED isn’t clueless. The problem is that the FED, like all of Wall Street and Washington DC, refuse to look at the root of the problem.

When you have a privately-owned central bank issuing all of the currency as a loan at interest, by design the debt grows faster than the available money supply. That is why every nation enslaved to such a private central bank is now drowning in hopelessly unpayable debt, whether it is the FED, the ECB, the IMF, the World Bank, etc. None of these private central banks or the financial systems and governments dependent on them will ever admit to the reality of this intentional debt-enslavement, so all that they do is just for show to convince the people something is being done … without actually challenging the core of the system. Inevitably, such window-dressing policies fail and the enforced looting of the people to try to keep the books balanced proceeds unhindered, making governments and financial systems look incompetent, when they are merely acting like the money-junkies they are.

You Can’t Eat Gold… But It’s Portable, Easy To Trade and Confiscation-Proof

What it all boils down to is owning assets of (real) value. Much of this is dependent on our individual means, but the overall strategy should be similar for everyone: diversification. This can mean long-term food stores, bartering supplies, skills development, acquisition of productive land or, in the case outlined by Daniel below, owning mechanisms of exchange that have been tried and tested for centuries across the entire globe.

Whatever your approach, consider the points Daniel highlights below as you build your own collapse insurance stockpiles. Though his article focuses on gold and silver as future currencies in the event of a US dollar crash, your other supplies should have a similar elasticity and desirability in the (underground) marketplace.

Yes, the SEC was colluding with banks on CDO prosecutions

thanks to an American Lawyer Freedom of Information Request, we have the answer: yes, they were.

The U.S. Dollar: Currency Masquerading as Money

People consider Federal Reserve notes, U.S. dollars, to be real money. This includes their digital equivalent in bank and credit card statements and Treasury-issued base metal coins. As a unit of account, all goods and services, and land and labor are priced in U.S. dollars. Declared legal tender, Federal Reserve notes are the country’s medium of exchange.

Posted in Economy, Latest News | Comments Off

Health and the Environment

Belgian Medical Group Gives Doctors Permission to Euthanize Patients Without Consent

The Journal of Critical Care Medicine has published a statement by the Belgian Society of Critical Care Medicine giving ICU docs the right to kill patients–even though euthanasia in the country is supposed to only be consensual.

Under the document, futile care impositions of withdrawing or withholding care are up to the medical team–whatever a patient or family may want. Moreover, in such cases, doctors are allowed to kill!

EPA Concedes: We Can’t Produce All the Data Justifying Clean Air Rules

Seven months after being subpoenaed by Congress, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy conceded that her agency does not have – and cannot produce – all of the scientific data used for decades to justify numerous rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act.

$1,000-a-Day Hepatitis C Miracle Drug Gets a Major Price Cut, Just Not In the U.S.

India, Egypt and Brazil have secured access to Sovaldi, the incredibly effective, but also incredibly expensive hepatitis C treatment, for one percent of its cost in America. The 12-week treatment program that runs U.S. insurance companies $84,000 per cycle, will be just $840 in those nations. Burma, Kenya, Mozambique and Iran will pay slightly more: $900 for the full treatment program, or 1.1 percent of the standard price.

New Study Showing Glyphosate Found in Mothers’ Breast Milk

“For years Monsanto has claimed that glyphosate, the key active ingredient in its Roundup-brand herbicide is ‘safe’ because the human body excretes it,” said Ronnie Cummins, national director of the OCA. “This pilot study is the first of its kind to prove that Monsanto is wrong. In fact, this preliminary study shows that glyphosate accumulates in our bodies, and mothers are now passing the toxin on to their infants via breast milk.”

Results of the pilot study, conducted by Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse, with support from Environmental Arts & Research, were released today. While the numbers are small, they are alarming. The study revealed that the levels found in the breast milk of American women were found to be 760 to 1600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides (Glyphosate is both a pesticide and herbicide), but less than the 700 ug/l maximum contaminant level (MCL) for glyphosate in the U.S.

The EPA, arguing that glyphosate is not bio-accumulative, recently raised the limits for the amount of glyphosate residue allowed on human food.

Tepco NOT to analyze Plutonium or Uranium in bypass water before discharging to the Pacific

 

 

Maple Syrup Does Far More For Your Health Than Just Sweeten Your Food

Maple syrup is one of the many wonders of the world and far more than a simple sweetener. Maple syrup is not only rich in essential nutrients such manganese as well as zinc, but 34 new beneficial compounds discovered just a few years ago have been confirmed to play a key role in human health.

This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

The invention from Arturo Vittori, an industrial designer, and his colleague Andreas Vogler doesn’t involve complicated gadgetry or feats of engineering, but instead relies on basic elements like shape and material and the ways in which they work together.

At first glance, the 30-foot-tall, vase-shaped towers, named after a fig tree native to Ethiopia, have the look and feel of a showy art installation. But every detail, from carefully-placed curves to unique materials, has a functional purpose.

It is always encouraging when people are collaborating for the good of human kind. This engineering feat is a tremendous leap forward in providing water for water-insecure areas of our planet.

Experts cast worried eye on Ebola spread

Virologists say they are deeply worried by the unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has claimed more than 90 lives and may now also have struck north into the Sahel.

A rare but extremely dangerous virus, Ebola is historically rooted in Central Africa, although it has also caused past outbreaks in Uganda to the east.

Except for a nonfatal case in Cote d’Ivoire in 1994, when a lab researcher was infected while examining a dead chimp, Ebola had not previously been found in the west of the continent.

How it got there is puzzling experts.

Someone drop a test tube at the bio-weapons lab?

Geologists link earthquakes in Ohio’s Appalachian foothills to fracking

this marks the first time tremors in the region have been tied directly to fracking

Junk food to blame for weight gain and laziness, says UCLA study

It isn’t always a fair characterization and inactivity in the obese is often attributed to a variety of factors, not the least of which being their physical health and abilities. However, a new study published in the journal Physiology and Behavior indicates the very foods that lead to obesity could also cause laziness, showing obesity and inactivity are more complexly linked than previously thought.

‘Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act’ Is Anything But

There are currently at least 24 states that have introduced their own versions of genetically modified food labeling laws.

A new bill will sweep them all into oblivion under the federal rug.

But it gets worse…

Unlabeled GMO Salmon? Groups Call on FDA to Rein In Industry Claims

Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety called on FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg today to put an end to erroneous statements by AquaBounty Technologies Vice President, who recently told the press that FDA has already decided that the company’s GMO salmon will be sold without a label.

Posted in Health, Latest News, The Environment | Comments Off