Today in History – Monday – November 26, 2012

Today in History – Monday – November 26, 2012
1716 – The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA.
1789 – U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.
1825 – The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, NY.
1832 – Public streetcar service began in New York City.
1922 – In Egypt, Howard Carter peered into the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
1940 – The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to live within a walled ghetto.
1941 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.
1942 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to begin December 1.
1943 – The HMS Rohna became the first ship to be sunk by a guided missile. The German missile attack led to the death of 1,015 U.S. troops.
1949 – India’s Constituent Assembly adopted the country’s constitution The country became republic within the British Commonwealth two months later.
1950 – China entered the Korean conflict forcing UN forces to retreat.
1965 – France became the third country to enter space when it launched its first satellite the Diamant-A.
1973 – Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she was responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. Woods was U.S. President Nixon’s personal secretary.
1975 – Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme was found guilty by a federal jury in Sacramento, CA, for trying to assassinate U.S. President Ford on September 5.
1979 – The International Olympic Committee voted to re-admit China after a 21-year absence.
1983 – A Brinks Mat Ltd. vault at London’s Heathrow Airport was robbed by gunmen. The men made off with 6,800 gold bars worth nearly $40 million. Only a fraction of the gold has ever been recovered and only two men were convicted in the heist.
1985 – The rights to Richard Nixon’s autobiography were acquired by Random House for $3,000,000.
1986 – U.S. President Reagan appointed a commission headed by former Sen. John Tower to investigate his National Security Council staff after the Iran-Contra affair.
1988 – The U.S. denied an entry visa to PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, who was seeking permission to travel to New York to address the U.N. General Assembly.
1990 – Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz at the Kremlin to demand that Iraq withdraw from Kuwait.
1992 – The British government announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income. She also took her children off the public payroll.
1997 – The U.S. and North Korea held high-level discussions at the State Department for the first time.
1998 – British Prime Minister Toney Blair made a speech to the Irish Parliament. It was a first time event for a British Prime Minister.
2003 – The U.N. atomic agency adopted a resolution that censured Iran for past nuclear cover-ups and warning that it would be policed to put to rest suspicions that the country had a weapons agenda.

World News

Thousands of Afghans protest Israeli offensive on Gaza
RT – Several thousand Afghan students in the country’s east demonstrated against Israel’s recent attack on Gaza, blocking roads and burning Israeli and US flags. Demonstrators shut down one of the region’s main highways to the city of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. Protesters also set fire to Israeli and American flags, as well as a Christian cross. The protest comes days after a ceasefire was announced between Israel and Hamas.

‘Turkey, Israel held wartime talks’
Press TV – Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu discloses that Turkey and Israel talked during the Tel Aviv regime’s recent war on Gaza, despite Ankara’s having frozen diplomatic ties with the regime in 2011.

New Syria opposition chief backed bin Laden, is Shell lobbyist: Analyst
Press TV interviews Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley, an author and historian…. “He (Khatib) is of course a secret member of the Muslim Brotherhood controlled by Saudi Arabia, and he’s somebody who was a big admirer of bin Laden in the early 90s. He got into trouble for supporting bin Laden against [former Syrian President] Hafez Assad back 20 years ago,” he said. “In reality, al-Khatib is an executive for Shell Oil. He’s a lobbyist for Shell Oil. Not just Shell Oil but specifically the headquarters branch of Royal Dutch Shell which is a British-Dutch corporation,” Tarpley pointed out.

Jabs for babies: Pig virus-contaminated vaccine for stomach virus to be administered to small infants in UK
(NaturalNews) The push is on to get as many newborn babies as possible vaccinated for rotavirus in the U.K., as health officials unveil a new vaccine program that they claim will reduce hospital admissions for the stomach bug. BBC News reports that the U.K. Department of Health will begin administering the oral drop-based vaccine Rotarix, which is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), to children beginning in September 2013, even though the controversial vaccine has previously been found to harbor viral fragments of a swine virus known as porcine circovirus 1, or PCV1.

Netanyahu agreed to ceasefire after Obama promised US troops in Sinai next week?
RT – Israel and Palestine are momentarily at a ceasefire, but the potential reasoning behind the recess could have some real international implications. Israel’s Debka reports that the pause in fighting comes after the US promised to send troops to Sinai. According to Debka, US troops will soon be en route to the Sinai peninsula, Egyptian territory in North Africa that’s framed by the Suez Canal on the West and Israel on the East. In its northeast most point, Sinai is but a stone’s throw from Palestinian-controlled Gaza, and according to Debka, Hamas fighters there have been relying on Iranian arms smugglers to supply them with weaponry by way of Egypt.

Israel may strike at ship allegedly carrying Iranian rockets to Gaza says report
RT – Israel has reportedly vowed to destroy rockets and other weapons being sent to Gaza by Iran. Tel Aviv issued this threat despite a recent ceasefire following eight days of bitter conflict between Gaza and Israel.

Black Sea Fleet Moves to Evacuate Russian Nationals from Gaza
Kurt Nimmo |- In a move revealing the hostilities in Gaza may be far from over, Russia has sent a detachment of ships from the Black Sea Fleet to the coast of the Gaza Strip to evacuate Russians if the conflict escalates…. Israel has imposed a maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip and it is unclear how the Russians would evacuate their nationals if they decided to do so.

Palestinian Authority rejects calls to postpone statehood bid
RT – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he intends on pressing forward with a statehood bid at the United Nations next week. He has turned down requests from the US, Britain, Germany and France to delay the bid. Abbas will formally request that the UN General Assembly upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) status from observer to nonmember state on November 29. The Assembly will be asked to vote on the measure.

Morsi calls power extension ‘temporary’ as Egyptians swarm streets in protest
RT – Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has stressed the “temporary nature” of a controversial decree issued Thursday extending his powers beyond oversight by any body. In an official statement, Morsi said he wants to begin dialogue with political forces. “This declaration is deemed necessary in order to hold accountable those responsible for the corruption, as well as other crimes, during the previous regime and the transitional period,” the statement said.

Monsanto Co. seeks to take over Mexico’s heartland with GM maize
Digital Journal – If their requests are approved by outgoing president Felipe Calderón, Monsanto Co. and DuPont will be planting 2,500,000 hectares (more than 6 million acres) of transgenic or GM maize in the heartland of Mexico. According to ETC Group, the consequences will be devastating for the heart of the center of origin and diversity for maize, and also globally.

‘United Nations Wants to Use Drones’
Weekly Standard – “The United Nations wants to use drones for the first time to monitor fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwanda has been accused of aiding rebels,” says the report, quoting U.N. officials.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Russia to perform survey flight over US
Press TV – Russian Defense Ministry has announced that the country’s military inspectors will begin a survey flight this week above the United States under the international Treaty on Open Skies. The experts will conduct the flight over the US territory in a Tupolev Tu-154 M/LK-1 aircraft between November 25 and December 3, RIA Novosti news agency reported. The surveillance flight will start from the Travis Air Force Base in California, and its maximum range will be 4,250 kilometers (2,600 miles).

US cancels Mideast nuclear conference
Press TV – The U.S. has called off a major international conference on establishing a nuclear weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the Middle East, claiming turmoil in the region prevents action on the issue. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement released Friday that the U.S. supports the goal of banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East, but that conflict in Israel-Palestine and, ironically, Iran’s supposed defiance on the nuclear issue, required it be canceled. The real reason, of course, that the U.S. canceled the conference is because Israel – the only country in the Middle East with nuclear weapons – refuses to give up its regional monopoly on nukes.

Killing by the books: Obama to produce manual to govern drone strikes
RT – US President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the creation of a new rulebook on when it is ‘legal’ to use drones for targeted killings. Obama reportedly feared that drones would be abused in a potential new administration after the November elections. Two anonymous Obama administration officials claimed that explicit rules were being developed to establish clear standards and procedures for when “lethal action is acceptable,” the New York Times reported.

Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US citizens
The Hill – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is bringing a new — and more aggressive — approach to a longstanding debate over the Defense authorization bill, threatening to filibuster the bill to get a vote on his amendment limiting indefinite detention.

Homeland Security Uses Local Police to Set Up Surveillance Buffer Zones
New American – In order to sweeten the pot of federalization, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving gifts of expensive gadgets to local police forces. Cops in North Jersey, for example, were showered with gifts from their would-be overseers. As reported by The Record…. The web of surveillance being woven by the Department of Homeland Security among local law enforcement agencies is part of the secretive effort known as the Buffer Zone Protection Program…. Local police who participate in the program will have access to a shockingly broad array of personal information of citizens.

10 Freest States For Homeschooling
Activist Post – What could be more natural than educating our own children? Everyone can agree on that. Where people differ is who has the responsibility to educate our children?

YouTube: Is 1984 Now?
Senator Rand Paul – George Orwell’s dystopian novel continues to come true in too many ways.

YouTube: Sheriff Mack State Sovereignty Rendered Express Preview
This is an excerpt from a seminar that was presented by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association….

San Diego-based urine drug testing company accused of fraud, mafia-style tactics of intimidation
(NaturalNews) In just 20 years’ time, the number of prescriptions written for pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S. has skyrocketed more than six-fold, which has consequently driven up demand for urine drug testing services by doctors trying to monitor their patients’ drug intake habits. But with this boom in the urine drug testing industry has come a wave of fraud and corruption allegations, including a recent case involving San Diego, California-based Millennium Laboratories, which is said to be one of the largest urine drug testing companies in the country.

Infographic: Are The Feds Preparing For Civil War?
Daily Paul – Is the government preparing to put down widespread civil strife or uprising? After four years of economic woe, and an all-time low approval rating for congress, many Americans are asking this question. With a government that’s seemingly out of control, conspiracy theories are popping up about what’s “really” going on – and there’s more truth to these theories than you might think. Get the facts before it’s too late and see what you should be concerned about.

Government Tells NJ Hurricane Victims to Demolish Their Homes Immediately or pay $2,000 Per Week
Intel Hub – According to a local newspaper: “This weekend, Joe Biden visited this oceanfront community in Ocean County, but local residents, some who saw their homes for the first time, were also greeted by demolition notices…. It went on to say the structure would be demolished by November 30, 2012, just 17 days from the notice. The order allowed the residents to request a hearing, but also threatened by fines of up to $2,000 per week if they did not comply with the order and fix their homes before the 30th.

Fed Court Rules Hobby Lobby Must Pay for Morning After Pill
Kurt Nimmo -The Green family that owns Hobby Lobby will be socked with a $1.3 million daily fine beginning January 1 if they refuse to provide the coverage. The store has 13,000 full-time employees at 500 stores in 41 states and provides its own health insurance. The Christian family-owned and biblically founded arts and crafts company asked the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to block enforcement of the law.

VIDEO: Take this job and shove it: Fed-up Bangor TV anchors quit on air – Michaels said there were numerous things that contributed to their decisions. “It’s a culmination of ongoing occurrences that took place the last several years and basically involved upper management practices that we both strongly disagreed with,” she explained. “It’s a little complicated, but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.”

2012 Election News

Obama seeks corporate money for inauguration
Press TV – President Obama is officially considering corporate sponsors to back his second inaugural ceremony, citing worries that his base of donors are tapped out after floating upwards of $1 billion for his reelection – and pondering openly, officially, accepting cash from the most notorious 1% of the 1% in order to pay for the extravagant inaugural pageant that will follow the private swearing in ceremony for a president they have always controlled.


Surprise: PA College Slashes Instructors’ Hours to Avoid Obamacare
Breitbart – Pennsylvania’s Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is slashing the hours of 400 adjunct instructors, support staff, and part-time instructors to dodge paying for Obamacare.

VIDEO: When The Economy Collapses In The USA, The People Go Shopping!
Steve Watson – In Greece, with the economy collapsing, the people attempt to push through barricades where their political leaders are meeting: In the US, with the economy collapsing, the people attempt to push through barricades at Victoria’s Secret to buy panties: In Spain, with the economy collapsing, the people take to the streets in desperation, where clashes with police break out over austerity cuts: In the US, with the economy collapsing, the people take to Walmart, where clashes with police break out over cut price deals on plastic cell phones… Need I go on? Didn’t think so.

VIDEO: Are Black Friday Riots A Preview Of The Civil Unrest That Is Coming When Society Breaks Down?
Economic Collapse – If Americans will trample one another just to save a few dollars on a television, what will they do when society breaks down and the survival of their families is at stake? Once in a while an event comes along that gives us a peek into what life could be like when the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted is stripped away.

U.S. food banks raise alarm as drought dents government supplies
(Reuters) – The worst U.S. drought in more than half a century has weakened the safety net for the 50 million Americans who struggle to get enough to eat, and the nation’s food banks are raising the alarm as the holiday season gets into full swing.

Sandy-Ravaged New Jersey Families Face $6,933 Tax Hike in Fiscal Cliff Stalemate
CNS News – Families in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged New Jersey will face the highest tax increase as a percentage of their income – 6.82% or about $6,933 more in taxes — if Congress does not reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff tax issues during the lame-duck session, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation.

Veteran News

Fewest Vets in Congress Since 1940s
US Today – In 2013, just 19% of the 535 combined members in the U.S. House and Senate will have active-duty military service on their resume, down from a peak in 1977 when 80% of lawmakers boasted military service. In the current Congress, 22% are military veterans. The transition from the draft to an all-volunteer military in 1973 is a driving force of the decline, but veterans and their advocates say they face more challenges running for office in the modern era of political campaigns.

Housing Market

Shipping Containers to Become Condos in Detroit
ABC News – The first U.S. multi-family condo built of used shipping containers is slated to break ground in Detroit early next year.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Naval Undersea Warfare Testing to Destroy Sea-life and Habitats Ultimately Effecting Our Food Supplies
Intel Hub – Rosalind Peterson of the gives an important presentation on undersea naval warfare testing programs and their effects on our oceans, sea-life and more…. In 2012 new expansions have been made to some of the ranges including in an around the Gulf of Mexico, in and around Florida, and Maine. Another plan would encompass the Hawaiian Islands all the way to California, essentially making it into a massive testing ground for undersea warfare. A third range will also be added effecting more undersea habitats and marine life alike causing major concern for some.


VIDEO: 30 Years of Breast Screening: 1.3 Million Wrongly Treated
Activist Post – The breast cancer industry’s holy grail (that mammography is the primary weapon in the war against breast cancer) has been disproved. In fact, mammography appears to have CREATED 1.3 million cases of breast cancer in the U.S. population that were not there.

Common Sleep Mistakes Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health, and Increase Risk of Migraines and Dementia
Dr. Mercola – There are many reasons for not getting a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, most people tend to reach for a sleeping pill instead of doing the work to figure out what’s got them tossing and turning. The featured article lists1 10 common sleep mistakes you can address without drugs. Here are five of them….

10 Spices, Herbs That Aid Weight Loss
Dr. Mercola – Add intense flavors to your food while supporting your body’s ideal weight with these 10 delicious herbs and spices.

Hot chocolate – Food of the gods! The soulful, superfood that’s good for you and deliciously sinful
(NaturalNews) If you’re addicted to chocolate, it’s because your body knows a good thing. The healthy benefits from chocolate are derived from high levels of antioxidants that increase nitric oxide levels in the blood vessels, enhancing circulation. Additionally, chocolate reduces blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, protects the retina, enhances moods, stops coughing, increases blood flow to the brain, prevents diabetes and protects skin against UV damage.

Bad air could be destroying your brainpower
(NaturalNews) Now, new research recently presented in San Diego at The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) 65th Annual Scientific Meeting shows the air you breathe could be damaging your brain. Living in areas of high air pollution can lead to decreased cognitive function in older adults, according to the study which analyzed data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Health and Retirement Study.

Five essential steps toward having a healthier, greener household
(NaturalNews) Whatever amount of time we spend indoors should be as clean and chemical free as possible. Even toxic chemical fumes we don’t contact physically or consume can leak into your indoor air. There are several ways to create a healthy, green home environment.

Belly Fat and Sex Hormones: What’s the Link?
Natural Society – In both men and women, too much estrogen (estrogen dominance) can lead to fat accumulation. In a sort of cyclical manner, too much belly fat in men increases estrogen production, making the situation worse. Both men and women with excess estrogen will also experience memory loss, lack of motivation, depression, and low libido. You can balance your estrogen levels with green tea and turmeric, according to Dr. Oz. Getting plenty of fiber will also help your body get rid of the excess hormone. Try chia seeds or ground flax seeds for additional Omega-3 intake.

Low vitamin D increases risk of bladder cancer up to 600 percent
(NaturalNews) The vitamin D3 secret for preventing cancer is seeping into the mainstream media (MSM). But it’s still a long way from getting the publicity that Koman for the Cure and their ilk promote as revenue producing, worthless cancer prevention measures.

Starchy, processed carbohydrate diet linked with colon cancer recurrence
(NaturalNews)Many prior studies have concluded that colon cancer risk can be reduced by adhering to a low glycemic diet void of hydrogenated fats and low heat cooking methods. Researchers from the Dana Faber Cancer Institute have determined that colon cancer survivors whose diet is heavy in complex sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods are far more likely to have a recurrence of the disease than are patients who eat a better balance of foods.

Pain Control: 5 Natural Pain Relievers
Natural Society – If you want to skip the costly and questionable pain medication, you can; try these 5 natural pain relievers for pain control. See what works.

Apple Skin 6x More Powerful than Flesh for Healthy Blood Pressure
Natural Society – According to researchers from Nova Scotia, apple peels are up to 6 times more effective than the inner area of an apple at inhibiting high blood pressure. They tested the flavonoids of apple peels on something called ACE—an enzyme responsible for hypertension. It was significantly more effective than the flesh of the apple in inhibiting the ACE. The reason for its multiplied effectiveness—the peels of an apple have six times more flavonoids than the flesh.

Healthcare Workers Fired for Refusing to Get Flu Vaccinations – Health system TriHealth had a message for 150 employees Wednesday: We really mean it this time. The 150 workers who didn’t get the required flu shots by the Nov. 16 deadline received termination notices the day before Thanksgiving. To keep their jobs, they need a flu shot by Dec. 3.

Four power herbs that banish female gynecological issues
(NaturalNews) Yes, women are complicated. That much is obvious. By both natural design and the acknowledgement of even prehistoric, mythological culture, the life-bearing ways of the female human creature are both intricate and mysterious. But did you ever wonder why it seems women are always more susceptible to biological vulnerability?

Science & Technology

Armed Drones to Patrol Highways by 2025
Paul Joseph Watson – High-tech machines would disable suspect’s car via remote electromagnetic pulse. Autonomous vehicles and flying drones that would disable a suspect’s car remotely with an electromagnetic pulse are set to patrol highways by 2025 according to a number of concept vehciles designed by major manufacturers such as Honda, BMW and General Motors.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Vaccines Profoundly Threaten Sustainable Ag – The sustainable ag community knows that a massive lying campaign was instrumental in stopping the GMO-labeling campaign. But how many are aware of the biotech industry’s even larger campaign around vaccines? There, the government itself has taken a hand, and HHS has actually requested that media suppress information.

10 Ways to use your dehydrator and store food for long-term storage
(NaturalNews) Food Dehydrators are so awesome to have in your kitchen. There are so many healthy treats you can make for your family that normally would be pricey in a store or they contain non-organic foods with preservatives. The dehydrator allows the food to retain 100 percent of its nutritional value of vitamins, enzymes and nutrients. Instead of letting food go to waste, dehydrate and store. Dried foods can be stored in air-tight containers for long-term storage.

Pet News

Carolina Prime Pet Inc. Announces Recall Of Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips
Susan Thixton – Carolina Prime Pet Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of dog treats, is voluntarily recalling the following product: Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in a 5-count package.

One Store, Maybe Just One Day
Susan Thixton – But it is still good news. On my Black Friday for Pets trip to Walmart in Oldsmar, FL today the manager agreed to remove all jerky treats from China from store shelves. Three employees were busy removing them as we left the store.


Thanksgiving habits can increase your prosperity
(NaturalHealth365) When was the last time you said “thank you” to someone you love? These words are so simple yet profound in their ability to completely change someone’s life. If you’re looking for true prosperity and wealth – just give thanks and see what happens. Many personal development experts suggest that an attitude of gratitude (on a daily basis) raises your vibrational state and helps you manifest your deepest desires. I think successfully living a natural life, free of dis-ease, starts with a healthy mindset grounded in love and gratitude.

Today in History – Friday – November 23, 2012
1765 – Frederick County, MD, repudiated the British Stamp Act.
1889 – The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.
1890 – Princess Wilhelmina became Queen of the Netherlands at the age of 10 when her father William III died.
1936 – The first edition of “Life” was published.
1943 – During World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin from the Japanese during the Central Pacific offensive in the Gilbert Islands.
1945 – The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended.
1961 – The Dominican Republic changed the name of its capital from Ciudad Trujillo to Santo Domingo.
1971 – The People’s Republic of China was seated in the United Nations Security Council.
1980 – In southern Italy, approximately 4,800 people were killed in a series of earthquakes.
1983 – The first Pershing II missiles were deployed in West Germany. In response, the U.S.S.R. broke off International Nuclear Forces (INF) talks in Geneva.
1985 – Larry Wu-tai Chin, a retired CIA analyst, was arrested and accused of spying for China. He committed suicide a year after his conviction.
1985 – Gunmen hijacked an Egyptian jetliner en route from Athens to Cairo. The plane was forced to land in Malta.
1991 – Yugoslavia’s rival leaders agreed to a new cease-fire, the 14th of the Balkan civil war.
1994 – 111 people, mostly women and children, were killed in a stampede after Indian police baton-charged tribal protesters in the western city of Nagpur.
1998 – The tobacco industry signed the biggest U.S. civil settlement. It was a $206-billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers.
1998 – A U.S. federal judge rejected a Virginia county’s effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.
2010 – North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island.

World News

‘Latest conflict deepened Gaza humanitarian crisis’
RT – There is a crisis in almost every aspect of life in Gaza, and Palestinians will never have decent living conditions unless the blockade is lifted, Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, told RT.

Egypt’s Constitutional Court looking to impeach Morsi says reports
RT – Egypt’s Constitutional Court is reportedly considering the possibility of impeaching President Mohamed Morsi for violating his oath and undermining the country’s constitutional foundations.
* Related Article: Morsi declares expanded powers…

‘Direct assault on sovereignty’? EU resolution forces members to beef up security
RT – The European Parliament has voted through a resolution calling for national militaries to ramp up their might. The EU believes economic downfall must not become a pretext to give up defense and security efforts.

Swiss mull slashing ‘fat-cat’ salaries – The Swiss will vote on an initiative in March that could put an end to the big pay hikes of top managers at publicly-listed companies in the country…. A “yes” to the initiative would instantly thrust Switzerland into the international spotlight as one of a handful of countries taking concrete steps to rein in rocketing executive pay. “This is not a Swiss issue,” Thomas Minder, a small businessman in Schaffhausen and a senator, tells The Local. “All over the world, there’s the same discussion.”

Sharia police state? Saudi husbands can track wives’ travels electronically
RT – Saudi Arabia introduced an electronic tracking system that alerts men by text message when their wife is leaving the country, even if they are traveling together. The system was swiftly condemned by activists and Twitter users. Saudi women – banned in the country from driving, denied the right to travel without their husband’s consent and required to wear a veil from head to toe – are now to be monitored by a new electronic system that tracks cross-border movement, AFP reported.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Obama speaks to Netanyahu, Morsi, hails cease-fire
USA Today – The President commended the Prime Minister for agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal — which the President recommended the Prime Minster do — while reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself. “The President said that the United States would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza. “The President said that he was committed to seeking additional funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs.”

Obama to Hold ‘Private’ Swear-in Ceremony for Second Presidential Term
Intel Hub – One month from now on January 20, 2013, President Obama will be required by law to be sworn-in for his second presidential term by noon. However, something mysterious is happening again with the ceremony raising the eyebrows of some. Since the 20th falls on a Sunday, a private ceremony will be held signifying the possibility of fraud as the “public” ceremony will be held the following day.

No US sailor saw Bin Laden’s alleged burial
Press TV- More than a year after Navy SEALs supposedly killed former CIA asset Osama bin Laden, a FOIA by the Associated Press has produced emails revealing that no American sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinton witnessed the terrorist’s burial at sea.

VIDEO: High-Tech Guard Tower To Spy on Buffalo Residents
Paul Joseph Watson – Downtown Buffalo residents were shocked yesterday to see that a high-tech police guard tower had been erected to spy on Thanksgiving revelers using the same technology deployed against illegal aliens on the border.

VIDEO: Two dead, dozens hurt after 100+ vehicle pileup in Texas
RT – Two people have died and over 50 have been injured as more than 100 vehicles piled up on a foggy interstate highway in southeastern Texas on Thanksgiving Day…. The massive accident happened on highway I-10, on the eastbound side, around 8 am local time. At least seven tractor trailers were involved, some of them carrying hazardous materials, but they are not leaking, local officials said.

LAPD plans major presence for Black Friday – Helicopters will buzz above some shopping centers, and below, a cavalry of LAPD officers will patrol on bikes and horses. From store rooftops, officers will scan the crowds below looking for unruly behavior. Electronic signs near stores will warn customers about becoming victims of theft as they navigate the mass of humanity looking for bargains. The deployments are part of a new strategy by the LAPD to deal with the retail roller derby that comes after Thanksgiving. In addition to stationing officers around shopping centers, the LAPD has been visiting stores across the city this week, talking to managers about the psychology of the frantic shopper.

VIDEO: Walmart Enlists Armed Guards Ahead of Black Friday
Adan Salazar – According to the Northridge-Chatsworth Patch, “There will be 27 additional security guards, four of them armed, when the holiday shopping surge begins at the Porter Ranch Walmart on Thanksgiving night.”… Florida’s Boca Raton Police Department is also on high alert for Black Friday criminal activity, going one step further by issuing a call for citizens to spy and snitch on each other in efforts to curtail an expected pandemonium of “thievery and thuggery.”

Homeland Security Has Spent $430 Million on Radios Its Employees Don’t Know How to Use – Getting the agencies responsible for national security to communicate better was one of the main reasons the Department of Homeland Security was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But according to a recent report from the department’s inspector general, one aspect of this mission remains far from accomplished. DHS has spent $430 million over the past nine years to provide radios tuned to a common, secure channel to 123,000 employees across the country. Problem is, no one seems to know how to use them.

TSA abuse: 17,000 and counting
Press TV – 17,000 formal complaints have been filed about TSA “enhanced” pat-downs since 2009, according to a news report by Scott MacFarlane of WSBTV Channel 2, Atlanta. This is after a Congressman, Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, reported that his 17-year-old niece was exposed during a pat-down. Since this is a Congressman, there is now a federal investigation underway. Once again, it pays to have friends in high places

The American Red Double Cross – My name is Dr. Leonard Horowitz. What I am about to share with you is deeply disturbing, yet potentially life-saving. The American Red Cross is not what it appears to be. . . . And I urge you to continue reading so that you learn what the ARC really represents.
Related video here.

Nurse Refused To Draw Blood From A DWI Suspect Because Officer Didn’t Have Court Order, She Got Handcuffed
NBC News – A Selma police officer has been suspended with pay after being accused of handcuffing a nursing supervisor at a Johnston County hospital over the weekend. Selma police investigators said Wednesday that officer Travis Abbott took a suspected drunken driver to the Johnston Medical Center emergency room in Smithfield around 1:30 a.m. Saturday to have blood drawn. According to a 911 call, Abbott handcuffed the nurse when she refused to draw blood because Abbott didn’t have a court order.

Judge Grants Reprieve To Student Expelled For Refusing To Wear Tracking Device Badge
CNS News – Andrea Hernandez won’t have to leave her high school for refusing to wear a badge designed to track her every move there – yet – her attorneys announced today.

VIDEO: Officer who wrote a public urination ticket over 3-year-old in front yard fired
NewsOK – A police officer who wrote a $2,500 ticket to a mother on a public urination complaint against her 3-year-old son has been fired, City Manager Jim Crosby said Tuesday.


Is a Carbon Tax a Done Deal for the US? – We know Obamarama is going to tax the rich, but I bet many didn’t think he would weasel in the carbon tax as quickly as he is going to now. A Romney win would have been bullish for coal producers in the US – but Romney lost, and now so has coal, at least in the near term. The biggest winner from Obamarama? Natural gas. Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) is now supporting Obama in bringing a carbon tax to the US. Why would Exxon – and other big energy companies – join forces to bring on the carbon tax? The answer is simple: profits

Housing Market

San Francisco Supervisors Approve 220 Square Foot Apartments
CBS San Francisco – San Francisco’s building code got downsized Tuesday with the Board of Supervisor’s approval of a pilot program that will build efficiency units, or apartments with reduced square footage requirements. The legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, was touted as a way to address the housing crisis in San Francisco where one bedroom apartments and studios can run up to $3,000 per month in rent.
* Related Video: Globalist Plan to Downsize Americans…

Energy & Environment

Don’t Think The US Military Is Concerned With The Climate? Think Again – There are still a great many people that can’t bring themselves to imagine that the mighty US military would have much if any concern with the state of global climate. Many that can not even begin to believe that the same US military would be actively involved with ongoing climate modification “Manhattan Projects” (global geoengineering programs, SAG and SRM). The glaring reality is that climate change, and the manipulation of the global climate system, are a top priority for the US military.


Potent “Superfoods” That Can Improve Your Health and Increase Longevity
Dr. Mercola – Replacing processed foods with “superfoods” may help you shed weight more effortlessly, while promoting optimal health and longevity. 10 potent “superfoods” include wild-caught salmon, broccoli, spinach, berries, green tea, avocados, bone broth, fermented vegetables, coconut oil, and macadamia nuts.

Eat your cruciferous veggies
(NaturalNews) First and foremost, cruciferous veggies contain lots of cancer-crushing compounds like isothiocyanates (ITCs). So, a simple thing like eating these guys raw can protect one from bladder cancer. Out of a random test of 1,400 people, the ones that ate the most ITCs in their diet were less prone to developing bladder cancer, with seniors and smokers getting
the best protection.

Avoid these six foods that could trigger acid reflux and IBS symptoms
(NaturalNews) Acid reflux or heartburn is a fairly common digestive problems that is annoying and uncomfortable, but not serious unless it becomes chronic. Then it’s called GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), which gets to the point of seriously irritating the esophagus.

Natural remedies for a sore throat
(NaturalNews) It is almost inevitable that as soon as the weather turns cold, noses start running and people start coughing. Both bacterial infections such as strep throat and viral infections like the flu can cause sore throats. Thankfully, viral infections do not respond to antibiotics so people have to turn to natural remedies. There are many ways to speed healing of a sore throat without putting harmful substances into your body.

Science & Technology

Google maps say yes, eyes say no: Scientists fail to find mysterious Pacific island
RT – A largish Pacific island that appears on Google and iOS Maps, Bing and other online services has been declared not to exist by team of Australian scientists who spent more than three weeks looking for it. The Times Atlas of the World labels it as “Sable Island.” If it did exist, it would be located in French territorial waters.

Today in History – Thursday – November 22, 2012
1718 – English pirate Edward Teach (a.k.a. “Blackbeard”) was killed during a battle off the coast of North Carolina. British soldiers cornered him aboard his ship and killed him. He was shot and stabbed more than 25 times.
1906 – The International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted the SOS distress signal.
1935 – The first trans-Pacific airmail flight began in Alameda, CA, when the flying boat known as the China Clipper left for Manila. The craft was carrying over 110,000 pieces of mail.
1942 – During World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad began.
1943 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss the measures for defeating Japan.
1963 – U.S. President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Texas Governor John B. Connally was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as the 36th U.S. President.
1967 – The U.N. Security Council approved resolution 242. The resolution called for Israel to withdraw from territories it had captured in 1967 and called on adversaries to recognize Israel’s right to exist.
1972 – U.S. President Richard M. Nixon lifted a ban on American travel to Cuba. The ban had been put in place on February 8, 1963.
1974 – The U.N. General Assembly gave the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
1977 – Regular passenger service on the Concorde began between New York and Europe.
1983 – The Bundestag approved NATO’s plan to deploy new U.S. nuclear missiles in West Germany.
1985 – Anne Henderson-Pollard was taken into custody a day after her husband Jonathon Jay Pollard was arrested for spying for Israel.
1985 – 38,648 immigrants became citizens of the United States. It was the largest swearing-in ceremony.
1986 – An Iranian surface-to-surface missile hit a residential area in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, wounding 20 civilians.
1986 – Attorney Generel Meese’s office discovered a memo in Colonel Oliver North’s office that included an amount of money to be sent to the Contras from the profits of weapons sales to Iran.
1990 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush, his wife, Barbara, and other congressional leaders shared Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.
1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced she would resign.
1993 – Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly approved the North American Free Trade Agreement.
1994 – In northwest Bosnia, Serb fighters set villages on fire in response to a retaliatory air strikes by NATO.
1998 – CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired a tape of Jack Kevorkian giving lethal drugs in an assisted suicide of a terminally ill patient. Kevorkian was later sentenced to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder.
2005 – Angela Merkel was elected as Germany’s first female chancellor.

World News

VIDEO: Egypt announces Hamas-Israel ceasefire, Netanyahu office confirms
RT – Egypt’s foreign minister announced Wednesday that a ceasefire would begin in Gaza at 19:00 GMT. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that a deal had been reached…. The deal stipulates that Israel “stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip – land sea and air, including incursions and targeting of individuals,” while “all Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel, including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.”

United Nations Moves to Impose International Treaties On States Legalizing Marijuana
Kurt Nimmo – The United Nations has declared Colorado and Washington in violation of international treaties following ballot initiatives that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced “grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in the United States of America that would allow the non-medical use of cannabis by adults in the states of Colorado and Washington, and in some cities in the states of Michigan and Vermont,” according to an INCB press release.

YouTube: The International Banking Cartel Exposed
Press TV – A look at the International Banking Cartel led by the Bank for International Settlement (in Basel, Switzerland) known as the bank of central banks (58 central banks) and The US Federal reserve System. Also a look at banking tycoons: from the Rothschild family in Europe to JP Morgan and others in the US. How banks not only control governments but also appoint politicians through huge campaign donations.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Thanksgiving… Without the Propaganda
Intel Hub – That time of year is upon us again, when Americans will play along with traditions that have been largely corrupted by an establishment who seeks to propagate a dehumanizing culture of lies. Those may seem like strong words to describe one of your favorite times of the year, but just bear with me for a minute. I’m not suggesting that we do away with Thanksgiving altogether, or any other holiday for that matter. These are tough times that we are living in and having a day to relax and spend with loved ones is one of the most positive things that we can do.

VIDEO: Rand Paul: Relax Marijuana Penalties, Allow States To Determine Pot Policy
Huffington Post – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued to field questions this week about a possible entrance into the 2016 Republican presidential mix, reinforcing his views that legal penalties for marijuana offenses should be reduced and that states should be responsible for crafting their own laws regarding the plant.

Obama’s Gun Ban List Is Out: “Here It Is, Folks, And It Is Bad News” – Here it is, folks, and it is bad news. The framework for legislation is always laid, and the Democrats have the votes to pass anything they want to impose upon us. They really do not believe you need anything more than a brick to defend your home and family. Look at the list and see how many you own. Remember, it is registration, then confiscation. It has happened in the UK, in Australia, in Europe, in China, and what they have found is that for some reason the criminals do not turn in their weapons, but will know that you did.

Cameras Inside Mannequins Spying on Shoppers
Paul Joseph Watson – Just when you thought it was impossible for surveillance to get any creepier, a company has announced it has created mannequins with cameras installed inside that can be used to spy on shoppers and record their conversations – and that they’ve already been rolled out at numerous fashion stores across the world.

VIDEO: Father Blames TSA For Incident Which Left Baby Bleeding
Paul Joseph Watson – A man is attempting to file a lawsuit against the TSA after claiming his baby ended up face down on the floor bleeding as a result of TSA workers breaking his son’s cradle carrier at Newark Liberty Airport.


VIDEO: Fox Pundit Jokes Food Stamps Could Be A Diet Plan – Fox Business kicked off Thanksgiving eve with a joke about food stamps. Discussing Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker’s challenge to live on food stamps for one week, Fox pundit Andrea Tantaros said that living on a $133 monthly allowance for food would make her look “fabulous.” Meanwhile, a record number of Americans actually rely on this budget, for less than $1.50 per meal.

YouTube: Why is There Corn in Your Coke?
Coke is made with corn syrup, not real sugar. Why is this? According to Professor Diana Thomas, part of the reason is because government policies artificially raise the price of sugar.

Black Friday protesters to take on Walmart this week
Press TV – Large groups of labor and community workers are preparing to hold a Black Friday protest at several Walmart locations across the state this Friday, including the Walpole branch of the store, according to an announcement from Jobs with Justice. Meanwhile, Walmart has asked the National Labor Relations Board to halt any protests by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union trying to disrupt its business this Black Friday week, according to Framingham Patch.

Black Friday Madness: Tent Cities Set Up to Buy Consumer Crap
Activist Post – They don’t call it Black Friday Madness for nothing. Once again, as in years past, America will go wild and demonstrate the worst of humanity; including fights, near riots, knocking down children, and full-on degeneracy — all in search of America’s Holy Grail: a good deal.


Chase the Common Cold away with Kiwifruit
Natural Society – There is no denying it, cold and flu season is here, and drugstores are busy with cold sufferers seeking relief from symptoms. However, there may be an easier and more natural way to kick the common cold. In our go-go society everyone wants quick relief, and one little green fruit may be just the answer – kiwi.

Cranberries stop bacteria and promote natural healing
(NaturalHealth365) There are many plant compounds that offer natural healing benefits. For example, scientific research reveals that consuming whole cranberries can provide bacteria-blocking results to prevent urinary tract infections; ulcers, gum disease – even prevent and reverse cancer…. The phytonutrients in cranberries are phenolic acids, proanthocyanidins, antocyanins, flavonoids, and triterpenoids – all known for their ability to fight cancer. These benefits extend to cancers of the breast, colon, lung and prostate.

Breast Cancer Risk Jumps Significantly from Working in Toxic Environments
Natural Society – Work environments can be toxic in a variety of ways, but not all of them lead to endocrine disruption and cancer. A Canadian case led by British researchers labeled certain jobs as having raised risks of employees developing breast cancer. Researchers concluding that 10 years in the aforementioned professions significantly raised the risk of breast cancer development.

84-Year-Old Who Wanted To Walk To Get MRI Next Door Charged For $3,000 Ambulance Ride
Consumerist – Ask someone if they’d rather walk 75 yards for free or maybe get pushed in a wheelchair and most everyone is going to say they’d rather do that than shell out $3,000 for an ambulance ride. An 84-year-old man says he doesn’t quite get why nurses told him he had to take an ambulance from the hospital to the medical offices next door to get an MRI.

Science & Technology

US special forces look to develop large calibre subsonic bullets – In its latest round of small-business solicitations, the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, is seeking out subsonic ammunition. The reason, according to the solicitation, is to ” provide superior covert and stealth capabilities” for not only the military, but police forces and the Department of Homeland Security. In theory, and for rifles in the 5.56, 7.62 and .338 calibres, the bullets will travel at low enough velocities to avoid breaking the sound barrier, thus creating no “crack” noise. Breaking the sound barrier also pretty much negates the use of a sound suppressor, or “silencer”.

Countdown to Judgment Day
Melissa Melton – Human Rights Watch released a 50-page report this week aimed at governments titled, “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots.” In it, the human rights organization calls for a ban on any future fully autonomous weaponized killing machines because they lack human qualities such as empathy and are unable to meet the basic principles of international humanitarian law for accountability on human casualties. That technology may be less science fiction fantasy and more reality than people realize, with militaries heavily invested in creating such robots for those exact purposes.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Monsanto insurance: USDA tells farmers to pay for avoiding troubles with agro-giant
RT – The United State Department of Agriculture has finalized a report to address concerns from farmers who fear they’ll be next on an ever-expanding list of defendants sued by biotech giants Monsanto, but those worries aren’t about to end.

10 Best Herbs for Indoors
Organic Gardening – You can grow herbs indoors this winter and add that just-picked taste to your meals, even when snow is drifting up against the kitchen window. You don’t even need special lights—herbs fare just fine in a bright window. Here are the best herbs for growing on windowsills and the smart techniques you need to keep them happy and healthy until you can plant outside again…

Today in History – Wednesday – November 21, 2012
1783 – The first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon. The pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d’Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 5½ miles over Paris.
1789 – North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1877 – Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph.
1922 – Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate.
1929 – Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali had his first art exhibit.
1934 – The New York Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.
1942 – The Alaska highway across Canada was formally opened.
1953 – British Natural History Museum authorities announced that “Piltdown Man” was a hoax.
1962 – U.S. President Kennedy terminated the quarantine measures against Cuba.
1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arrived in San Antonio, TX. They were beginning an ill-fated, two-day tour of Texas that would end in Dallas.
1973 – U.S. President Richard M. Nixon’s attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case.
1979 – The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, was attacked by a mob that set the building afire and killed two Americans.
1980 – An estimated 83 million viewers tuned in to find out “who shot J.R.” on the CBS prime-time soap opera Dallas. Kristin was the character that fired the gun. (Texas)
1980 – 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
1985 – Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard was arrested after being accused of spying for Israel. He was later sentenced to life in prison.
1986 – U.S. Attorney General Meese was asked to conduct an inquiry of the Iran arms sales.
1987 – An eight-day siege began at a detention center in Oakdale, LA, as Cuban detainees seized the facility and took hostages.
1989 – The proceedings of Britain’s House of Commons were televised live for the first time.
1993 – The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state.
1994 – NATO warplanes bombed an air base in Serb-held Croatia that was being used by Serb planes to raid the Bosnian “safe area” of Bihac.
1995 – France detonated its fourth underground nuclear blast at a test site in the South Pacific.
1995 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 5,000-mark (5,023.55) for the first time.
1999 – China announced that it had test-launched an unmanned space capsule that was designed for manned spaceflight.
2000 – The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore’s request to keep the presidential recounts going.
2001 – Microsoft Corp. proposed giving $1 billion in computers, software, training and cash to more than 12,500 of the poorest schools in the U.S. The offer was intended as part of a deal to settle most of the company’s private antitrust lawsuits.
2002 – NATO invited Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

World News

Afghans protest Israeli war on Gaza
Press TV – On Wednesday, a large number of Afghan university students, professors and local officials took to the streets in the province of Nangarhar, chanting slogans against the Tel Aviv regime and expressing solidarity with the families of the Palestinian victims of the attacks. Torching flags of the Israeli regime, the demonstrators also strongly condemned Tel Aviv’s aggression against the coastal Palestinian enclave and denounced Washington’s support for the deadly airstrikes…. Over 135 Gazans, including women and children, have been killed and more than 1,100 others have been injured in over 1,450 Israeli attacks on the besieged Palestinian territory since November 14.

Netanyahu postpones ground operation in Gaza for 24 hours says reports
RT – Israel’s PM has reportedly pushed back by 24 hours an IDF ground invasion into Gaza, RT’s Middle East bureau chief said. The announcement precedes a series of critical international negotiations pushing for a ceasefire between the two sides. The postponement of the military ground offensive coincides with UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s peace talks in Cairo, which lobbied for an immediate ceasefire. Ban is expected to arrive in Jerusalem on Tuesday before traveling into Gaza to assess the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territory.

Hamas Shouldn’t Fire Rockets … But Israel Has Violated HUNDREDS of UN Resolutions
Washington’s Blog – Pulitzer prize winning journalist Chris Hedges points out that Israel has broken nearly a hundred UN Security Council resolutions regarding Gaza alone: The continued presence of Israeli occupation forces defies nearly a hundred U.N. Security Council resolutions calling for them to withdraw. The Israeli blockade of Gaza, established in June 2007, is a brutal form of collective punishment that violates Article 33 of the Fourth 1949 Geneva Convention, which set up rules for the “Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.” Here is a brief sampling of UN Security Council resolutions against Israel… Note: We have not been able to find a single UN resolution against Palestine.

Exposed: UN agency rips IDF for video alleging militants use its Gaza schools to launch rockets
RT – A UN relief agency has shot down allegations levied by the IDF via an animated film posted on their official YouTube channel saying Hamas used UN schools and facilities to fire rockets at Israel. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) issued a statement Tuesday expressing its “concern” for the use of footage which wrongly suggested the agency’s complicity in “terrorist activities” targeting Israel. The agency also took issue with “the unauthorised use of its logo in computer-generated material.”

Report: French officials accuse US of hacking Sarkozy’s computers
The Hill – The United States used U.S.-Israeli spy software to hack into the French presidential office earlier this year, the French cyberwarfare agency has concluded, according to the newsmagazine l’Express. The magazine reported late Tuesday that the computers of several close advisers to then-president Nicolas Sarkozy – including Chief of Staff Xavier Musca – were compromised in May by a computer virus that bears the hallmarks of Flame, which was allegedly created by a U.S.-Israeli team to target Iran’s nuclear program. Anonymous French officials pointed the finger at the United States.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: Blowback: Did Israel Help To Create Hamas?
Ben Swann takes a look at how Hamas was encouraged by the Israeli government before becoming Israel’s enemy.

VIDEO: PressTV: Ron Paul Calls Israeli Aggression In Gaza An “Atrocious Massacre”
Liberty Crier – Ron Paul speaks out against Israeli aggression in Gaza calling the military onslaught an “atrocious massacre“. Paul states that Israel would be more amenable to peace if they did not have U.S. Military might to back up their aggression.

Feds Bust Four Clueless al-Qaeda Wannabes for Talking About Jihad
Kurt Nimmo – he FBI has offered the public yet another bit of war on terror theater with the arrest of four young men in California. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told the media the men were arrested for claiming they had planned to join al-Qaeda and the Taliban and bomb government facilities and public places.

YouTube: VILE HYPOCRISY EXPOSED by reporter doing his job
Rare reporter dares to challenge, even on ISRAEL, U.S. foreign policy hypocrisy. See transcript below.

TSA Threat To Opt Out Journalist: ‘We Know Who You Are’
Intel Hub – The TSA has publicly slammed a journalist who opted out of an x-ray body scan and then reported that her genitals were groped by an agent who refused to provide her name and even wore her TSA badge UPSIDE DOWN to avoid being identified. As we reported yesterday, talk radio host Amy Alkon related the recent incident at JFK airport, during which she was threatened with arrest by a TSA supervisor who also refused to identify himself.

Homeland Security Promotes Welfare To New Immigrants In Government ‘Welcome’ Materials
Daily Caller – Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you. “Welcome to,” a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States” — featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits. “Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads.

Shocking truth about retired generals revealed
RT – Nearly three quarters of high-ranking US generals cash in on their military experience by working for defense contractors after retiring, often still advising the Department of Defense and creating a potential bias in the government.

VIDEO: Sources: Office of the DNI cut “al Qaeda” reference from Benghazi talking points, and CIA, FBI signed off
CBS News – CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to “al Qaeda” and “terrorism” from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack – with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes.

YouTube: Rand Paul single-handedly tries to stop NDAA
RT – Just days before Thanksgiving, the US Senate was planning on taking a vote on the National Defense Authorization Act, but there has been a slight delay. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has proposed an amendment halting the vote. In it, Paul reaffirms the sixth amendment guaranteeing a fair a speedy trial to all Americans which has been threatened by the NDAA. Brian Doherty, senior editor for Reason.Com, give us his take on the latest development.

Homeland Security Wants to More Than Double Its Predator Drone Fleet Inside the US, Despite Safety and Privacy Concerns
EFF – Despite renewed criticism from both parties in Congress that domestic drones pose a privacy danger to US citizens—and a report from its own Inspector General recommending to stop buying them—the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has indicated it wants to more than double its fleet of Predator drones used to fly surveillance missions inside the United States. Yesterday, California Watch reported that DHS signed a contract that could be worth as much as $443 million with General Atomics for the purchase up to fourteen additional Predator drones to fly near the border of Mexico and Canada. Congress would still need to appropriate the funds, but if they did, DHS’ drone fleet would increase to twenty-four.

FEMA may house Sandy survivors in stackable dwelling units in New York and New Jersey – The agency has issued a “sources sought” notice looking for information from potential suppliers of “modular, ‘stackable’ housing unit designs appropriate for local weather, efficient use of limited ground space, and efficient installation (including utilities and stairways),” explains the notice…. In an earlier version of the notice, FEMA referred to “Interim/Permanent Housing,” but in a later version of the same notice, the word “Permanent” was conspicuously eliminated. As FEMA put it: “The occurrence of ‘Permanent’ is deleted.”

Cancer Victim Forced To Go Through TSA Body Scanner Despite Opting Out
Paul Joseph Watson – Infowars has received multiple accounts of travelers saying they were told by TSA screeners that they were mandated to go through the body scanners, despite the fact that Americans have a legal right to opt out and be subjected to an “enhanced pat down” instead. “I was in the New Orleans airport and asked to opt-out. They made me go through the x-ray AND I had to go through a pat-down. I’m sure that is in violation of the TSA policy. I was reduced to tears,” writes Lynn Baker.

Indiana home explosion investigated as homicide
AP – We are turning this into a criminal homicide investigation,” [Homeland Security Director Gary] Coons said after meeting with residents, the first public acknowledgement by investigators of a possible criminal element to the Nov. 10 explosion. Search warrants have been executed and officials are now looking for a white van that was seen in the subdivision on the day of the blast, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said. Federal authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information in the case.
* Related Video: Indianapolis Explosion: Did it come from the sky?


Bernanke warns of threats to recovery
Press TV – The U.S. central bank chief said Tuesday that concerns about the so-called “fiscal cliff” are weighing on the economy as the prospect of some $600-billion in combined tax increases and spending cuts hinders business investment now. The uncertainty has become a headwind for the still-struggling U.S. recovery. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders say they are committed to an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, and negotiations are expected to dominate Washington for most of December, if not longer. Mr. Bernanke called on lawmakers to act sooner rather than later.

Detroit council rejects condition for cash infusion
Press TV – Detroit will not receive $10 million in bond funding that was set to be released Tuesday now that the City Council has rejected a legal contract that was required for release of the money, Mayor Dave Bing said. Bing made the announcement after the Detroit City Council on Tuesday afternoon rejected a contract to hire the outside law firm Miller Canfield to handle parts of the city’s reform agenda. The contract was a key component in meeting the so-called “milestone agreement” reached last week between Bing and the state to get $30 million in cash flowing into the city.

55 Reasons Why You Should Buy Products That Are Made In America This Holiday Season
Economic Collapse – This is the time of the year when Americans run out to their favorite retail stores and fill up their shopping carts with lots of cheap plastic crap made by workers in foreign countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages. By doing this, the American people are actively participating in the destruction of the U.S. economy. You see, buying products that are made in America is not just a matter of national pride. It is a matter of national survival.

More Americans Will Use Food Stamps For Thanksgiving This Year Than Ever Before
The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal…. This Thanksgiving, 42.2 million Americans will be on food stamps, according to the Economic Policy Institute. This is roughly the size of the populations of California and Connecticut combined. Not surprisingly, feeding millions of Americans isn’t cheap. The cost of the SNAP program last year reached $72 billion, the highest to date, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Housing Market

Former executive guilty of robo-signing
Press TV – In a landmark robo-signing case, a former executive of a Jacksonville mortgage-processing giant faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to orchestrating years of fraudulent foreclosure documents, according to a plea deal filed Tuesday in Jacksonville federal court. Lorraine Brown, who headed a Georgia processing firm, DocX, that earned tens of millions of dollars off the foreclosure crisis, admitted to coaching employees to falsify signatures in order to speed up foreclosures and boost the firm’s profits.


Beware, diabetics: Airport scanners damage insulin pumps
(NaturalNews) The full-body scanners now in use at many U.S. airports can damage insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices, according to an article published in the journal Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.

Magnesium reduces the risk of colon and pancreatic cancers in latest studies
(NaturalNews) The role of magnesium in cancer is quickly gaining interest among researchers because of recent studies showing protective effects against multiple cancers. The most recent studies have shown that every additional 100 mg of magnesium daily may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 12 percent, and of pancreatic cancer by 21 percent.

Healing arthritis the Gerson way
(NaturalNews) In her book, Healing Arthritis the Gerson Way, Charlotte Gerson explains that healing begins with recognizing and overcoming deficiency and toxicity. This is why Dr. Gerson found that nearly all degenerative diseases, including cancer, respond positively to a vegetarian, salt-free nutrition. The body needs an abundance of real nutrients and to be cleansed of the poisons in our modern food supply and environment. This is the path to healing according to Gerson.

Doctors billing Medicare for patients’ unneeded, expensive tests
(NaturalNews) A new study just published in Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication, concludes that diagnostic tests are frequently repeated on Medicare beneficiaries when there’s absolutely no compelling medical reason. It seems obvious the only other explanation is for physicians to make more money by billing Medicare numerous times for repeated tests for the same patients.

Sweet Potatoes and Maple Syrup: A Healthy Pairing
Green Med Info – According to a researcher at the University of Rhode Island maple syrup has more than 20 antioxidant compounds that may have anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-diabetic properties. The researchers believe that because the sap is just under the bark which is exposed to sunlight, maple syrup contains phenolics, the anti-oxidants also found in olive oil and berries. It has long been understood that pure maple syrup is rich in minerals and an excellent source of manganese and zinc. Manganese is a trace mineral with a long list of health benefits, including maintaining healthy bones and nerves, synthesizing cholesterol, maintaining normal blood sugar levels and promoting healthy thyroid function.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: The Family Farm Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America – An entire way of life is rapidly dying right in front of our eyes. The family farm is being systematically wiped out of existence in America, and big agribusiness and the federal government both have blood all over their hands. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of farms in the United States has fallen from about 6.8 million in 1935 to only about 2 million today. That doesn’t mean that there is less farming going on. U.S. farms are producing more than ever. But what it does mean is that farming is increasingly becoming dominated by the big boys. The rules of the game have been tilted in favor of big agribusiness so dramatically that most small farmers find that they simply cannot compete anymore.

Science & Technology

Exceptionally grave damage: NSA refuses to declassify Obama’s cybersecurity directive
RT – The National Security Agency has shot down a Freedom of Information Act request for details about an elusive presidential order that may allow the government to deploy the military within the United States for the supposed sake of cybersecurity. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) reports on Tuesday that their recent FOIA request for information about a top-secret memo signed last month by US President Barack Obama has been rejected [PDF]. Now attorneys for EPIC say they plan to file an appeal to get to the bottom of Presidential Policy Directive 20.

Trading Away our Digital Rights: More Nations Join TPP as the Next Round of Negotiations Approach
EFF – The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations will take place from December 3-12 in Auckland, New Zealand, and it will be done with the same level of secrecy as the last 14 rounds. And like all of the previous rounds of talks, it will take place in a luxury venue, only this time in a high-end casino, that itself is embroiled in its own controversy over corrupt dealings.

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants – A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law, CNET has learned. Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns, according to three individuals who have been negotiating with Leahy’s staff over the changes. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

VIDEO: Magnetic Pole Shifting Happening Now
It’s not wandering. It’s shifting. But is it reversing?
Will a physical axis shift follow?


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Today in History – Tuesday – November 20, 2012
1789 – New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1818 – Simon Bolivar formally declared Venezuela independent of Spain.
1873 – Budapest was formed when the rival cities of Buda and Pest were united to form the capital of Hungary.
1901 – The second Hay-Pauncefoot Treaty provided for construction of the Panama Canal by the U.S.
1910 – Francisco I. Madero led a revolution that broke out in Mexico.
1943 – During World War II, U.S. Marines began their landing on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands.
1945 – 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
1947 – Britain’s Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey.
1959 – Britain, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden met to create the European Free Trade Association.
1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis ended. The Soviet Union removed its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S. ended its blockade of the island.
1967 – The Census Clock at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, went past 200 million.
1969 – The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase out of the substance.
1970 – The majority in U.N. General Assembly voted to give China a seat, but two-thirds majority required for admission was not met.
1975 – After nearly 40 years of absolute rule, Spain’s General Francisco Franco died.
1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to address Israel’s parliament.
1983 – An estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC-TV movie “The Day After.” The movie depicted the outbreak of nuclear war.
1986 – Dr. Halfdan Maher, the director of the World Health Organization, announced the first coordinated global effort to fight the disease AIDS.
1988 – Egypt and China announced that they would recognize the Palestinian state proclaimed by the Palestine National Council.
1990 – Saddam Hussein ordered another 250,000 Iraqi troops into the country of Kuwait.
1990 – The space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, FL, after completing a secret military mission.
1992 – A fire seriously damaged the northwest side of Windsor Castle in England.
1993 – The U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation implementing NAFTA.
1994 – The Angolan government and rebels signed a treaty in Zambia to end 19 years of war.
1998 – Afghanistan’s Taliban militia offered Osama bin Laden safe haven. Osama bin Laden had been accused of orchestrating two U.S. embassy bombings in Africa and later terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
1998 – Forty-six states agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes.
2001 – The U.S. Justice Department headquarters building was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy building by President George W. Bush. The event was held on what would have been Kennedy’s 76th birthday.

World News

Israel-Hamas ‘Open War’: LIVE UPDATES
RT – The latests Israeli air strikes have killed a further six people in Gaza, pushing the death toll up to 116. Over 920 Gazans have been injured so far in Israel’s ‘Pillar of Defense’ military campaign.

Israel calls up 68,000 army reservists
Press TV – The Israeli regime has called up about 68,000 army reservists for a possible ground invasion into the Gaza Strip as Tel Aviv continues deadly airstrikes on the besieged coastal enclave.

Israeli authors sign petition for truce
Press TV – Some 100 prominent Israelis, including authors and artists signed a petition called “We have to talk” and called for direct negotiations between Tel Aviv and Hamas. The petition calls for a long-term ceasefire and for talks, either directly or through an international mediator, “because the residents of the South, like the people of Gaza, have the right to look up to the sky with hope and not with fear.” Well-known authors and artists, including Amos Oz, Yoram Kaniuk, Yehoshua Sobol, David Ofek, Ohad Naharin and Yuval Ben-Ami are among the 100 celebrated figures who signed the petition.

Bloodlust in Israel: ‘Flatten Gaza, send it back to Middle Ages, they need to die!’
RT – While Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) official Nabil Sheath expressed hope Sunday night that negotiations would continue, very different noises were coming out of Israel. Interior Minister Eli Yishai said Operation Pillar of Defense would continue and likely be expanded, a reference to the possibility that a ground offensive has already been given the go-ahead. The war in Gaza “must be so painful and difficult that the terror groups will not think twice but a hundred times before they fire missiles against Israel again,” it was reported in The Israel National News.

Israeli embassy attacked in Denmark
Press TV – Pro-Palestinian protesters have attacked the Israeli embassy in Denmark’s Copenhagen, expressing their anger at Israel’s ongoing attacks on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

VIDEO: Sanctions: More Deadly Than The Atomic Bomb?
Liberty Crier – Comparing the effects of sanctions vs nuclear bombs. Contrasting the fatalities of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to those of the sanctions imposed on Iraq in the 1990s. “Genocide masquerading as policy” as one congressman put it. Should the US do the same to Iran? Are sanctions a legitimate ‘diplomatic tool’ to avert war?

British doctor gives wrong vaccines to children for more than three years, hundreds of children now face health risk
(NaturalNews) Hundreds of parents living in the Barnsley area of the U.K. were shocked to learn recently that their young children had been improperly vaccinated with the wrong vaccines, some more than three years prior to being notified about the serious blunder. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reports that the unidentified doctor responsible for the mix-up administered the botched vaccines to at least 221 children, all of whom are now being offered “replacement” vaccines to supposedly make up for this monumental medical error.

Russia: US blocks bid to stop attack on Gaza
Press TV – Russia’s U.N. ambassador on Monday expressed frustration that the Security Council has remained silent about the escalating violence in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Morocco circulated a proposed press statement last Thursday but foot-dragging by one council member meant it “is still bogged down. Churkin said, “To me, it looks like a filibuster attempt.”.

VIDEO: Israeli missiles hit Gaza media center for 2nd time, top militant killed
RT – The Al-Sharouk compound, which houses many media offices in Gaza, has been targeted once again in an Israeli airstrike. Islamic Jihad says one of its top leaders was killed in the attack…. Islamic Jihad says one of its top militant leaders, Ramiz Harb was killed in the strike on Monday. Harb is a leading figure Islamic Jihad’s militant wing, the Al Quds Brigades. The IDF described Harb as a chief propagandist for the mlitant group.

U.S. sends warships in case evacuation needed – Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two U.S. officials. The officials stressed an evacuation remains an extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not currently planning for one…. But the decision to send the ships even if the event is such a remote contingency underscores the growing concern about where the Israel-Gaza conflict could be headed.

Gaza update: death toll rises, family blown up by Israeli missile, hacking spree by Anonymous grows, Hamas holds to aggressive stance
Activist Post – The horrific events in Gaza have continued unabated since I wrote my last news roundup on the subject. No matter your position on the conflict, the situation is hardly acceptable. An entire family in Gaza was killed by an Israeli missile, reportedly due to technical error, resulting in the deaths of Ibrahim, 2, Yusef, 4, Jamal, 6, and Sara, 7, all children of Mohamed El Dallo, a man whom the Telegraph called a “rumored Hamas member.”

President Obama Gives Pakistan And Yemen Permission To Attack United States? – Sunday morning in Thailand, President Barack Obama exchanged the usual pleasantries and gave the usual declarations to the press… When asked about the ongoing (and growing) Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the president gave a full-throated defense of Israel’s decision to launch military strikes on Gaza in return for Palestinian rocket attacks. But Reason‘s Mike Riggs noticed something particularly hilarious/sad about the president’s remarks: Obama accidentally satirized himself and American foreign policy with a few unwittingly ironic lines (emphasis mine).

Dollar collapse: 7 of 10 Asian countries turn to yuan – The Peterson Institute for International Economics, or PIIE, said in its latest research that China has moved closer to its long-term goal for the renminbi to become a global reserve currency. Since the global financial crisis, the report said, more and more nations, especially emerging economies, see the yuan as the main reference currency when setting their exchange rate. And now seven out of 10 economies in the region — including South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand — track the renminbi more closely than they do the US dollar.

Uruguay Law Introduced in Congress To Allow Marijuana Production
Huffington Post – The draft law would instead create a National Cannabis Institute with the power to license individuals and companies to produce and sell marijuana for recreational, medicinal or industrial uses. It would foster marijuana growing clubs to provide the weed to their members. And most significantly, it would allow anyone to grow a limited amount of marijuana in their own homes, and possess marijuana for their own consumption.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Clinton to visit Israel amid Gaza war
Press TV – Clinton, who was in Cambodia to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting, will leave Phnom Penh for al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Tuesday to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discuss the Gaza war, said deputy US national security advisor Ben Rhodes. “Secretary Clinton will emphasize the US interest in a peaceful outcome that protects and enhances Israel’s security and regional security,” Rhodes said.

House GOP urges Obama not to nominate Rice
Press TV – Nearly 100 U.S. House Republicans urged President Obama not to consider nominating U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice as secretary of state In a letter, the Republicans said Rice’s credibility was gravely harmed by her account of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three diplomatic employees died, The Hill reported.

YouTube: Will Judge Napolitano Run for President in 2016
Robert Wenzel of Economic Policy Journal – Judge Napolitano talks to Wenzel about his new book, Theodore and Woodrow. Find out how these presidents were instrumental in Americans losing many of their freedoms. In addition, the Judge tells Wenzel if he will run for president in 2016. He also discusses why the potential for civil unrest and a totalitarian state are a very real possibilities.

Marine Corps get first F-35, but with no weapons or the right gear
RT – Lockheed Martin has started to send F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets to the Marine Corps, but the finishing touches on the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition ever are still years away…. So far the F-35 program has set the Pentagon back $395.7 billion, or 70 percent more than they initially planned on spending. But while a finished product is still years down the road, the primitive model being touted around the Yuma base is apparently being used to show that the strikers will soon be ready, hell or high water. In the meantime, though, there isn’t much they can do with the craft.

California gets face scanners to spy on everyone at once
RT – Imagine the police taking a picture: any picture of a person, anywhere, and matching it on the spot in less than a second to a personalized profile, scanning millions upon millions of entries from within vast, intricate databases stored on the cloud. It’s done with state of the art facial recognition technology, and in Southern California it’s already happening.

Hunters Shoot Drone Out Of Sky: “Octocopter” Was Owned By Animal Rights Group – Nearly 6 months ago, Judge Andrew Napolitano went on record saying that the 1st American to shoot down a drone would be an instant hero. I get the feeling that this was not exactly what he was talking about, but a drone has been shot down nonetheless. Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one. Read more here.

VIDEO: Student Expelled for Refusing Location Tracking RFID Badge
Aaron Dykes – After months of protesting a policy requiring high school students to wear an RFID-enabled ID badge around their necks at all times, Andrea Hernandez is being involuntarily withdrawn from John Jay High School in San Antonio effective November 26th, according to a letter sent by the district that has now been made public.

Holiday Travel Tips from the TSA: Cakes and Pies ‘are subject to additional screening’
Adan Salazar – The TSA is on high alert for any suspicious turkey complements this Thanksgiving holiday, and in alleged efforts to expedite travelers they’ve released a list of prohibited items and holiday travel tips.

YouTube: Body Scanners Will Lead to the NWO
The most threatening thing about body scanners is not radiation, or naked images but biometric data storage. Which will help create a cashless society.

2012 Election News

Democrats win last undecided House races
Press TV – Democrats claimed victory Monday in the final undecided House races of the 2012 election, as President Barack Obama’s party picked up a total of eight seats to narrow the Republican majority. Two closely watched races in California saw Republicans Dan Lungren and Brian Bilbray concede defeat to Democratic challengers at the weekend, while Arizona’s Ron Barber, an ex-aide to Democrat Gabrielle Giffords who resigned this year after being wounded in a shooting, claimed victory to hold his seat.


Republicans Wimp Out, Fail to Oppose Democrat Plan to Tax Wealth Producers
Kurt Nimmo – Congress is currently in discussions with the Obama administration about enacting a new round of taxes to pay for profligate government spending. The increase will fall on the “rich,” defined by the government as anybody who earns more than $250,000 a year. Democrats are all for taxing the so-called rich, while Republicans favor going after entitlements in order to confront the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Republicans, however, have agreed to not “explicitly reject the suggestion they accept a Senate-passed bill that would allow tax rates to rise on top earners,” in other words the last remaining producers of wealth in the United States.

Obamacare forces Denny’s restaurants to cut workers’ hours, add five percent surcharge to customers
(NaturalNews) One of those business leaders is John Metz, a Florida-based restaurateur who owns and operates 40 Denny’s family-style eateries as well as the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise. He said recently he plans to add a five percent surcharge to customers’ meals in order to pay for Obamacare’s required health mandates. He also said he will have to cut back on employees’ hours. It’s not that he wants to see his customers and employees suffer, mind you. “Although it may sound terrible,” he says it’s his “only alternative” if he wants to keep his business afloat.

Ten Numbers The Rich Would Like Fudged – The numbers reveal the deadening effects of inequality in our country, and confirm that tax avoidance, rather than a lack of middle-class initiative, is the cause.

‘Shadow Banking’ Still Thrives, System Hits $67 Trillion
Reuters – The shadow banking system – blamed for aggravating the financial crisis – grew to a new high of $67 trillion globally last year, a top regulatory group said, calling for tighter control of the sector. A report by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on Sunday appeared to confirm fears among policymakers that the so-called shadow banking system of non-bank intermediaries continues to harbour risks to the financial system.

VIDEO: Treasury Secretary Geithner: Lift Debt Limit to Infinity
( – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Friday that Congress should stop placing legal limits on the amount of money the government can borrow and effectively lift the debt limit to infinity. On Bloomberg TV, “Political Capital” host Al Hunt asked Geithner if he believes “we ought to just eliminate the debt ceiling.”

Thousands Of LAX Workers Set For Walkout On Thanksgiving Eve
CBS Los Angeles – A coalition of Southland labor and community leaders are calling for the protest of alleged violations by LAX contractor Aviation Safeguards (AVSG) after breaking their contract with the airport earlier this year. …AVSG left more than 400 LAX workers without affordable family health care when it failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance…. As many as 1,000 airport workers and union supporters are expected to march on Century Boulevard just as an estimated 1.8 million passengers are expected to travel through LAX over the holiday weekend.

End the Fed rally this weekend!
Daily Paul – Adam Kokesh and Christina Tobin will be in Little Rock, Arkansas on the 24th for the Arkansas End the Fed rally.

TWINKIES ARE SAVED! Hostess And Bakers Union Agree To Mediation
Business Insider – Twinkies have been saved — for now. Hostess and the Bakers Union have agreed to mediation, preventing a shutdown, CNBC reports. There are 18,500 jobs at stake. 5,000 of the workers are members of the Bakers Union.


New Meningitis B Vaccine Uses New Adjuvant Not Proven Safe
Gaia Health – A new vaccine by Novartis, Bexsero, has just been approved by the FDA and is already headed for vaccine schedules in the US and UK, planned for children as young as two months. Bexsero contains new adjuvants that may carry dangers equivalent to Freund’s adjuvant, which is used to create autoimmune disorders in lab animals. The new adjuvant, called OMV Por A, is not being named as an adjuvant by Novartis. It is, instead, referred to as an antigen, as documented in a combination press release/advertisement by Norvartis. Why? Why would Novartis label an ingredient as an antigen—when its function is demonstrably as an antigen?

Worker Could be Punished Over Flu Shot
Dr. Mercola – An employee of Mercy Hospital in West St. Louis County, Missouri recently spoke with CNN about her frustrations surrounding their flu shot policy. Employees are required to get a flu shot, or they will become ineligible for a raise in 2013, as well as face corrective action in the form of a written warning. Despite being happy with her job otherwise, this particular employee noted well-founded fears over proven adverse reactions linked to the shot, and feels her personal freedoms are being violated.

New Health Ranger video exposes the truth about MSG, mercury and formaldehyde in vaccines
(NaturalNews) Did you know the CDC openly admits that all the following chemicals are intentionally added to vaccines? Formaldehyde, aluminum, MSG (monosodium glutamate) and mercury. Each of these toxic substances is well known to cause neurological damage, and the amounts added to vaccines are far beyond mere “trace” levels…. Click here to watch the video on

Scientists discover new way Big Pharma drugs create dangerous superbugs
(NaturalNews) Scientists have assumed that antibiotic resistance is developed inside animals who are routinely fed antibiotic-laced food. But now Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found another way the massive use of the pharmaceutical industry’s antibiotics can spur on the growth of potentially dangerous superbugs. Here’s the dangerous “recipe” for antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to WSU scientists: Mix cow dung and soil, then add urine infused with metabolized antibiotic. The urine destroys normal E. coli in the dung-soil mixture. And that’s when the trouble begins. Antibiotic-resistant E. coli, a dangerous superbug, will survive in the soil and then recolonize in a cow’s gut through pasture, forage or bedding.

Miss America Contender Latest to Surgically Remove Breasts to ‘Prevent’ Cancer
Natural Society – Following in the footsteps of women like Sharon Osbourne and others, a 24-year-old Miss America contestant who is set to represent Washington D.C. has announced that she will be removing both of her breasts through double masectomy in order to ‘prevent’ breast cancer that killed her mother.

Five-hour energy drinks linked to death, convulsions and spontaneous abortion
(NaturalNews) Researchers continue to discover more evidence that all of those energy drinks, which are pushed by high-profile athletes, sports companies and the mainstream media, are not just bad for you, they are downright dangerous.

5 Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux
Natural Society – Between 25 and 40 percent of Americans suffer from acid reflux, but if you are aware of the numerous natural remedies for acid reflux, you will not suffer.

7 Ways to Detox Pesticides from Your Body
Natural Society – We can buy organic, grow our food, and use fancy water filtration, but we are still exposed to these modern chemicals on a daily basis. The key to minimizing the effects of pesticides come through both minimizing our exposure, but also through detoxification and preventing their effects on our bodies. So, how can you detox from pesticide exposure? Here are 7 tips on how to detox pesticides.

Fermented Vegetables and Fennel are More Effective Than Calcium to Prevent Bone Loss
Dr.Mercola – Many are under the mistaken impression that a prescription drug combined with megadose calcium supplements is the answer to strong and healthy bones. In reality, as new research has once again revealed, nature has provided some of the best substances for preventing bone loss right in the foods you eat. Fermented vegetables using special starter culture designed to optimize vitamin K2 is one of your best strategies for maintaining healthy bones and preventing bone loss, in combination with vitamin D.

4 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling
Natural Society – Whether you’re flying out of state for the holidays or making a long drive the last business conference of the year, you’re likely dreading the possibility of putting on pounds or developing the sniffles in your travels. There are plenty of precautions to take while on the move to ensure you maintain the kind of health you work so hard for in your usual element. Here are the basics.

Tips for Making Your Thanksgiving Dinner as Healthy as Possible
Dr.Mercola – For a healthful Thanksgiving dinner, opt for organic pasture-raised turkey, organic vegetables, and organic potatoes. Items best forgone include stuffing and bread, while canned cranberry sauce can be replaced with fresh, raw cranberries, and simmered bone broth is a healthy replacement for gravy…. My own dessert creation, a chocolate candy recipe is included, which is chockfull of healthy fats and antioxidants, while containing virtually no sugar.

Science & Technology

VIDEO: Gene Predicts Time Of Death Down To Hour, Study Suggests
Huffington Post – In an study published in the November 2012 issue of the Annals of Neurology scientists studying the body’s biological clock (a.k.a. the circadian rhythm) report the discovery of gene variant that not only determines the likelihood of your being a morning person, but also predicts, with unsettling accuracy, your likely time of death.

Today in History – Monday – November 19, 2012
1850 – The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.
1863 – U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
1893 – The first newspaper color supplement was published in the Sunday New York World.
1895 – The “paper pencil” was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell.
1919 – The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles with a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against. A two-thirds majority was needed for ratification.
1942 – During World War II, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
1954 – Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
1959 – Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.
1969 – Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man’s second landing on the moon.
1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to set foot in Israel on an official visit.
1981 – U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.
1985 – U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.
1990 – NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.
1993 – The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-crime measure.
1994 – The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia.
1997 – In Carlisle, IA, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey. It was only the second known case where all seven were born alive.
1998 – The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.
1999 – In Istanbul, Turkey, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concluded a two-day summit after adopting a new arms accord. During the conference, Russia was criticized for its military campaign against Chechnya’s separatist movement.
2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history.
2002 – The oil tanker Prestige broke into two pieces and sank off northwest Spain. The tanker lost about 2 million gallons of fuel oil when it ruptured November 13th and was towed about 150 miles out to sea.
2002 – The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide.
2003 – Eight competing designs for a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center were unveiled. One design would be built at the site of the World Trade Center.

World News

Deadly mistake: IDF wipes out Palestinian family due to technical error
RT – “Israel has killed a family of eleven people this evening, and many, many more. If Israel wants to stop its aggression, then we can talk. But before then, how could we consider any deal?” Salama Maroof, a senior Hamas spokesman told the Daily Telegraph. IDF said the source of the error was either a failure to laser-paint the correct target or that one of the munitions in the strike misfired, Haaretz newspaper reported. The Israeli military is investigating the incident.

Israel gives Hamas 36-hours ultimatum before starting major offensive
RT – Israel has demanded that Hamas cease firing rockets into Israel for a period of “several years” and that they stop the smuggling of weapons into Gaza. The conditions are part of a six-part proposal put forward by the Israeli government at negotiations with Hamas in Cairo. In addition, the proposal asked that Israel be allowed to hunt down terrorists in the event of an attack or if it obtains information on an imminent attack. Hamas’ official Moussa Abu Marzuk said Hamas would not accept the creation of an Israeli “security belt” in eastern Gaza.

Russian FM calls for Israel-Hamas ceasefire following attacks on Gaza media center
RT – Russia’s Foreign Ministry has urged an immediate ceasefire between the IDF and Palestinian militants to avoid more fatalities. Moscow promised to engage the UN and the Middle-East quartet to normalize the situation around the Gaza Strip. Moscow labeled rocket strikes on Israeli territory unacceptable, while calling Israeli strikes on Gaza disproportionate.

Israel-Hamas ‘Open War’: LIVE UPDATES
Russia Today’s up to the minute live updates.

YouTube: Israel ready to ‘significantly expand’ Gaza operation
RT – Israeli bombs are hitting refugee camps in Gaza, killing four children, as Israel claims it’s ready to ‘significantly expand’ the assault. In all, the death toll in the bombardment has risen to at least 50 Palestinians since Wednesday. Hamas has been retaliating against the attacks with rocket fire, killing three Israelis over the same period. Its most recent strikes hit the south of Israel and also targeted Tel Aviv.
* Related Article/Video: ‘Israel knowingly targeted the media’…

VIDEO: Israel Blocks Tel-Aviv with ‘Iron Dome’
Jerusalem Post – According to Israel Radio, over 70 rockets have fallen on the South on the fourth day of Operation Pillar of Defense. The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted 25 of the rockets….. On Friday evening Defense Minister Ehud Barak received Cabinet approval for the IDF’s request to increase the maximum number of reservists it could enlist to 75,000 ahead of a possible Gaza ground operation.

VIDEO: Bombing press: Israeli strike on Gaza media center injures at least 6
RT – An Israeli airstrike on a media compound has injured at least six journalists, Palestinian medical authorities say. Among the outlets damaged are local, Italian, German, Lebanese and Kuwaiti channels. RT’s office in Gaza was affected too…. Two buildings of a media center in Gaza City were targeted by Israeli warplanes early on Sunday in a series of strikes. Witnesses reported that the journalists had evacuated after an initial attack, which was followed by at least two more hits. The buildings were heavily damaged.

The REAL Reason for the Assault In Gaza?
Washington’s Blog – We noted yesterday that many speculate that the timing of the war in Gaza is because it is (1) after the U.S. elections and before the Israeli elections or (2) part of the run-up to a war with Iran. A third reason is also quite possible. Asia News reported last month: The debate on U.N. recognition of Palestine will be held in mid-November. This was announced two days ago by Vuk Jeremic, President of the U.N. General Assembly. “The leaders of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) are going to engage in extensive discussions”, said Jeremic, “coming to a conclusion as to what they want to do some time in November.”

500 Egyptian activists cross into Gaza in show of solidarity
Press TV – About 500 Egyptian activists have crossed into the besieged Gaza Strip in a move to express their solidarity with the Palestinians amid a new wave of violent Israeli airstrikes on the coastal enclave…. The visit, also aimed at delivering medical supplies to those wounded in the deadly attacks, took place on Sunday, The Associated Press reported.

Rockets landing in Israel’s Eshkol fired from Sinai: reports
Press TV – An Israeli army official said the regime launched an investigation into the possibility of rockets being fired from Egypt toward the occupied lands. Israel suspects that the rockets that hit Eshkol late on Friday were fired from Sinai. On Wednesday, four rockets landed in an Israeli settlement located near the Egyptian border. Egyptian newspaper Al-Shorouk reported Friday that an Egyptian militant group in Sinai Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the launching of the rockets.

Turkey premier visits Egypt on Gaza
Press TV – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Egypt to discuss the Israeli regime’s deadly aerial assault on the besieged Gaza Strip with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi.

Anonymous leaks personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials
RT – The group used their site to address a message to the Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and personal emails of 5,000 officials. The message said: “It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel and mistreating its own citizens and those of its neighboring countries.”… The group also said “Israeli Gov. this is/will turn into a cyberwar.”

Oops! Taliban Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members
ABC News – In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference. He publicly CC’d the names of everyone on his mailing list…. The list, made up of more than 400 recipients, consists mostly of journalists, but also includes an address appearing to belong to a provincial governor, an Afghan legislator, several academics and activists, an … Afghan consultative committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, an Afghan warlord whose outlawed group Hezb-i-Islami is believed to be behind several attacks against coalition troops.

Thousands of Spanish police officers march against austerity (PHOTOS)
RT – Around 5,000 Spanish police officers marched through the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest government austerity measures, including frozen pensions and the elimination of their Christmas bonuses. Officers travelled from across Spain to take part in the demonstration which was called by the nation’s main policing union.

Banks may shrink for good as layoffs near 160,000
LONDON (Reuters) – Major banks have announced some 160,000 job cuts since early last year and with more layoffs to come as the industry restructures, many will leave the shrinking sector for good as redundancies outpace new hires by roughly two-to-one. A Reuters analysis of job cuts announced by 29 major banks showed the layoffs were much bigger in Europe than in Asia or the United States. That is a particular blow to Britain where the finance industry makes up roughly 10 percent of the economy.

More than 10,000 protest in Ireland over woman’s death from denied abortion
RT – Thousands marched through Dublin in protest over archaic Irish abortion laws that led to the death of an Indian woman who asked to terminate her pregnancy, but was denied that right because of hospital’s “Catholic” beliefs. Thirty-one-year-old Savita Halappanavar died on October 28, following severe pain and the likelihood of miscarriage at 17 weeks into her pregnancy. Savita reportedly came to a Galway hospital seeking an abortion several times, but was denied. Later, she had a miscarriage and died from septicemia, or blood poisoning.

One Million Robots: Our Replacements Have Arrived
Activist Post – Foxconn is a Chinese electronics manufacturer of mobile devices and gaming consoles. The company has been the target of negative news lately about work conditions that have led to mutiny and suicides. They are a supplier of Apple, Kindle, Xbox 360 and others… Now it seems that Foxconn would like to replace these troublesome humans demanding rights and fair pay with robots.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 11/19/12
If a People Cannot Secede, They Are Not Free.

Retiring Ron Paul To Take His Case For Liberty To College Campuses
The Hill – In an interview with The Hill, the Texas Republican clearly indicated that he isn’t ready for the rocking chair. The 77-year-old physician-politician said, “I’m excited about spending more time on college campuses, not less. College campuses will still be on my agenda. That’s where the action is. “He added, “The young people don’t like the debt they are inheriting, the violation of their civil liberties. They don’t like the war and it’s a fertile field. The people up here sort of ignore them.”

TSA opt-out movement starts Today
Examiner – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will face some push-back during the big Thanksgiving travel week, as part of the Alex-Jones-ordered “Opt Out and Film Week.” From Nov. 19 through Nov. 26, Jones is encouraging travelers to refuse to go through the radiation-laden body scanners. They should also film the invasive body pat-down that will likely ensue if they decide to opt-out.

Be Aware on the Roads: Nationwide Checkpoints and Speed Traps Planned For Week of Thanksgiving
Intel Hub – News reports for almost every town in the country are warning of DUI checkpoints, speed traps and an increase in police activity for the whole week surrounding the thanksgiving holiday. Most police departments depend on holidays to generate extra revenue and there will be overtime crews out there with the specific intention of pulling over average, nonviolent people to give them tickets.

Petraeus lied to Congress: Lawmakers say general’s remarks contradict earlier testimony
RT – Retired US Army General David Petraeus testified before Congress this week about the storming of a US consulate building in Benghazi, contradicting previous statements made by the since-resigned CIA chief. Friday morning’s closed-door session was void of the normal media presence as lawmakers on Capitol Hill grilled Gen. Petraeus for further information about the assault in Libya two months ago that left four Americans dead, including the country’s ambassador.

Benghazi, Not Petraeus Affair
NY Times – Instead, the focus of both hearings was the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, two months ago that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Mr. Petraeus said that classified intelligence showed that the deadly raid on the diplomatic mission was a terrorist attack, but that the administration withheld the suspected role of specific Qaeda affiliates to avoid tipping off the terrorist groups.

Congress Hears Expert Testimony About Combat Drone Program Nov 16 – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today hosted a Congressional briefing to examine the United States’ policy regarding the use of armed drones. U.S. drone strikes are estimated to have killed thousands of people. In Pakistan have killed an estimated 3,378 people; in Yemen such strikes are estimated to have killed as many as 1,952 people. Drone strikes in Somalia have killed as many as 170 people…. See video of the full event here.

Ron Paul’s 32 Questions – This is extracted from his Farewell to Congress address.

VIDEO: Montana Man Facing 80 Years In Prison On Federal Charges Over Medical Marijuana
NY Times – Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize marijuana for adult use, regardless of medical condition. But these states cannot stop the federal government from enforcing its own laws…. Consider the case of Chris Williams, the subject of this Op-Doc video, who opened a marijuana grow house in Montana after the state legalized medical cannabis. Mr. Williams was eventually arrested by federal agents despite Montana’s medical marijuana law, and he may spend the rest of his life behind bars. While Jerry Sandusky got a 30-year minimum sentence for raping young boys, Mr. Williams is looking at a mandatory minimum of more than 80 years for marijuana charges and for possessing firearms during a drug-trafficking offense.

Red Cross Spends $181,000 On Soho Grand Hotel Rooms For Sandy Relief Workers (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post – The American Red Cross has come under fire for its slow response to certain areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and now critics have a new complaint against the relief organization: It’s paying $181,000 for volunteers to stay at a swanky downtown Manhattan hotel. The Red Cross, which has raised $131 million in Sandy relief as of Tuesday, recently fired back at critics, calling its disaster response effort “near flawless.” But struggling Sandy survivors allege Red Cross volunteers aren’t visible in their towns, and many have said they don’t understand where the organization’s dollars could be going.

Let’s Get the Boycott Rolling Against Companies That Fought Prop 37—Please Sign the Pledge
ANH – We’ll continue to build on the momentum, and roll up our sleeves to get the proposition back on the ballot when we have another chance in 2014. But until then, there’s something we all can do: continue to boycott the companies that fought against your right to have your food properly labeled!… Don’t let these companies get away with trying to eliminate your freedom of choice! See our full list of companies and brands that donated to defeat Prop 37.
* Related Article: White House Petition to Label GMOs…

Homeless People in Nevada City Must Now Get a Permit to Sleep in Public, in the Woods or in Their Own Cars
Intel Hub – Police in Nevada City are now forcing homeless people to get a permit so they can sleep anywhere on public land, in the woods, or even in their own cars…. The new law will fall under a “no camping” ordinance and there has been no indication as to how the permits will be distributed. However, it has been said that a vast majority of the towns homeless wont be given permits, with actually less than a dozen permits being handed out in total.

FBI Rushes Into Home of Maryland Family and Shoots at Unarmed 18 Year Old Girl
Intel Hub – This Thursday morning in District Heights, Maryland, an FBI swat team rushed into the home of an average, innocent family and shot at an unarmed, 18 year old girl…. The family and the whole neighborhood is stunned and traumatized by the attack, and the FBI has given no explanation aside from saying that they were “exercising a search warrant” The girls mother is still demanding answers, “They tried to kill her,” she said. “They tried to kill my daughter.”

2012 Election News

YouTube: Ben Swann: Did 2012 Republicans Blow It On State’s Rights?
Published on Nov 14, 2012 by Ben Swann – Ben Swann takes a look at why the Republican Party did so poorly in the 2012 election. The first of several videos begins with a look at the inconsistency of the GOP on state’s rights.


VIDEO: Ron Paul on Fox: The Real Issue Is that the Country Is Bankrupt!
Liberty Crier – Ron Paul talks about the dangers of current spending levels and suggests the need to make serious changes like cutting spending, changing foreign policy, changing monetary policy and the entitlement system. Dr. Paul also states that President Obama is not admitting the truth of the seriousness of debt.

VIDEO: Ron Paul on Stossel: ‘Hard to divvy up loot when there’s none left’ – Nov 15
Daily Paul – Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on the current state of the economy and whether the administration can make corrections in the next four years.

VIDEO: Ben Swann – Will community banks disappear?
Daily Paul – (FOX19) – With all the talk of the fiscal cliff, there is one major issue that is being overlooked. Something called TAG is set to expire at the end of the year and if it does it will have a big effect on how you bank. Ben investigates what this means for you on Reality Check. View the Reality Check/Simply Money Fiscal Cliff Cheat Sheet here.

FHA projected to exhaust reserves, could need bailout
LA Times – The Federal Housing Administration, which has played a crucial role in stabilizing the housing market, said it ended September with $16.3 billion in projected losses — a possible prelude to a taxpayer bailout. The precarious financial situation could force the FHA, which has been self-funded through mortgage insurance premiums since it was created during the Great Depression, to tap the U.S. Treasury to stay afloat. The agency said a determination on whether it needs a bailout won’t come until next year.

Despite $15.9b loss, U.S. Postal Service execs see boost in pay
Washington Times – Despite nearly $16 billion in annual losses announced by the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday, all but one of the top five executives for the nation’s mail service had an overall compensation increase this year, records show…. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, for instance, earned a base salary of $276,840, but even without a bonus or incentive payout, his overall compensation came to $512,093, compared with $384,229 in 2011, according to regulatory filings.

Obama Begins Push to Confiscate IRA’s & 401k’s – A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSC is warning…. “This hearing was set up to explore why Americans are not saving as much for their retirement as they could,” explains National Seniors Council National Director Robert Crone, “However, it is clear that this is the first step towards a government takeover. It feels just like the beginning of the debate over health care and we all know how that ended up.”

Hostess going out of business; nearly 18,000 to be laid off – The shuttering of Hostess means the loss of about 18,500 jobs. Hostess said employees at its 33 factories were sent home and operations suspended Friday. Its roughly 500 bakery outlet stores will stay open for several days to sell remaining products. Related article: Boxes of Twinkies, Ho Hos go for $100 and more on eBay…

Veteran News

United Airlines sued for leaving paralyzed Marine vet soaked in urine
RT – A disabled US war veteran was pushed from his wheelchair and soaked in his own urine after United Airlines employees refused to help the man to his seat on the plane. The retired Marine has filed a lawsuit for the treatment and injuries he sustained. Sgt. Joseph Smith, 42, is an Afghanistan War veteran and Paralympian who became paralyzed during his fourth deployment. Bound to a wheelchair, the disabled vet needed assistance while making a connecting flight to Colorado at the Chicago O’Hare Airport. The man was on his way to train for the Paralympic Games.

Energy & Environment

New Madrid Under Gas Attack? 6 New Madrid Explosions in a Month – Is the New Madrid fault zone under methane gas attack from the Louisiana Sinkhole and the Gulf of Mexico? According to the Examiner’s Deborah Dupre, natural methane gas leaks in Louisiana now number 28… Meanwhile, we’ve had at least 6 mysterious explosions within the last month within the New Madrid fault zone from Louisiana through Northern Indiana and a continuing cover-up in Louisiana over what is really going. In the video at the bottom of the story, we learn from an official that it ‘could go a lot further’ and that ‘a lot of information has yet to come out’.


Outrageous false claim: Frankenscientists say purple medicinal ‘GMO’ tomatoes can beat cancer
(NaturalNews) An outrageous new propaganda campaign currently making the rounds in the mainstream media, and headed by researchers with a vested interest in seeing the new mutant tomato succeed, claims that genetically-modified (GM) tomatoes are key to eliminating heart disease globally, even though there are already plenty of nature-made fruits and vegetables, including other varieties of tomatoes, that naturally perform this and many other medicinal functions.

Lack of vitamin C could permanently damage unborn babies’ brains
(NaturalNews) The research team, led by Professor Jens Lykkesfeldt, noted that a lack of vitamin C isn’t unusual, either. In fact, population studies reveal between 10 and 20 percent of all adults in the developed world suffer from vitamin C deficiency. “Even marginal vitamin C deficiency in the mother stunts the fetal hippocampus, the important memory center, by 10 to 15 percent, preventing the brain from optimal development,” Lykkesfeldt said in a statement to the media.

Public Health Proposal Considers Mandatory ‘Smokers License’
WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A public health proposal suggests that tobacco smokers should be required to apply and pay for a “smoker’s license” in order to continue buying cigarettes. In this week’s PLOS Medicine medical journal, two leading tobacco control advocates debate the merits of the smoker’s license. Simon Chapman, a professor at the University of Sydney, proposes that users would have to apply and pay for a mandatory license in the form of a smartcard that would be shown when buying cigarettes.

US drug shortages leave dying patients without medicine
RT – More than 100 drugs were put on the shortage list this year, prompting Congressional hearings and leading to an executive order by President Barack Obama, which forces drug companies to publicize their shortages. Health care workers have had no other option than to ration some medicines, giving it only to patients that need it most. Paul Davis, the chief of a rural ambulance squad in Ohio, told the New York Times that he was unable to give morphine to a woman with a broken leg because he was saving his last pills for patients he thought needed it more. Elsewhere, desperate health care workers are treating patients with expired drugs and less effective medicine.

VIDEO: Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare – The major cause of exploding U.S. heath care costs is the third-party payer system, a text-book concept in which A buys goods or services from B that are paid for by C. Because private insurance companies or the government generally pick up most of the tab for medical services, patients don’t have the normal incentive to seek out value.

Oil of oregano eliminates inflammation and pain
(NaturalHealth365) Do you suffer from skin infections, digestive problems or upper respiratory inflammation? Wild-crafted, oil of oregano is simply one of the best natural treatments on the planet. This herbal extract delivers powerful antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal health benefits…. Upper respiratory infections can be caused by a number of agents including bacteria, viruses, allergies, asthma and inhaled pollutants. The symptoms overlap and include chest congestion, difficulty breathing and irritated lungs, nose and throat. These symptoms are quite uncomfortable and many cough and cold medications do nothing to remedy the situation.

Handful of Berries a Week Could Delay Memory Loss for 2 1/2 Years
Natural Society – New research suggests that consuming a handful of berries a week will delay age-related memory loss for up to 2 1/2 years. The study, conducted by Elizabeth Devore, Sc.D and her team of researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, has yielded results that definitively identify berries, such as blueberries and strawberries, as a delicious preventative measure to be taken against declining cognitive function.

Ancient Chia Seeds Reduce Modern Heart Disease Risk
Green Med Info – Canadian scientists were intrigued by chia seeds because they are rich in fiber, alpha-linolenic acid and minerals, and wanted to explore their heart health benefits. In a 12-week study of the health effects of chia for diabetes, researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto fed 21 patients about 37 grams of either chia seeds or wheat bran…. At the end of the study they found that eating the chia seeds had reduced systolic blood pressure, C-reactive protein and vonWillebrand factor (all risk factors for heart disease). Chia was also found to double blood levels of alpha-linolenic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), both essential omega 3 fatty acids with proven heart health benefits.

VIDEO: How Fitness Protects Aging Brains
Dr. Mercola – Alzheimer’s disease has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Consider these troubling statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association…. If you develop Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a far greater problem than just memory loss — it can kill you. And it makes every other medical problem much more difficult to treat. Although many will claim Alzheimer’s is not preventable, there ARE measures you can take that will lower your odds of developing age-related cognitive decline or, worst case scenario, full on dementia.

Flame Retardants in Soda and Furniture Lower IQ, Slows Development
Natural Society – University of California Berkley researchers say that children have a greater risk of experiencing neurodevelopmental delays in early childhood if exposed to flame retardant compounds—even while in the womb. Unfortunately, flame retardants may be more widespread than you think.

Science & Technology

Boots on the ground: Obama’s cybersecurity directive could allow military deployment within the US
RT – According to persons close to the White House who have seen the order and spoke with the [Washington] Post, Presidential Policy Directive 20 (PP20) aims to “finalize new rules of engagement that would guide commanders when and how the military can go outside government networks to prevent a cyberattack that could cause significant destruction or casualties.” Attorneys with EPIC are now demanding that they see this secret order to find out what exactly that could mean, citing the possibility of putting boots on the ground in the United States if the government argues it’s imperative for cybersecurity.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

WA farmers block federal drones and Agenda 21
Activist Post – As an Okanogan County Farm Bureau member, I am personally very excited about the new policies that were passed. The issues facing Okanogan County today can all be tied back to Agenda 21 at some level – whether it be land acquisitions, wolves, or salmon recovery,” said Pamela Leslie. She also noted that, “Drones are of great concern as well. Drones are being used around the country to spy on farmers and ranchers, as well as average citizens. By adopting these new policies, the Washington State Farm Bureau has sent a strong message that will aid Okanogan County in our grassroots movement to fight this kind of tyranny.”

VIDEO: Ranchers, farmers brace for ‘death tax’ impact
Fox News – Rancher Kevin Kester works dawn to dusk, drives a 12-year-old pick-up truck and earns less than a typical bureaucrat in Washington D.C., yet the federal government considers him rich enough to pay the estate tax — also known as the “death tax.”… Two decades ago, Kester paid the IRS $2 million when he inherited a 22,000-acre cattle ranch from his grandfather. Come January, the tax burden on his children will be more than $13 million.

Pet News

VIDEO: Turmeric Provides Benefits to Both Humans and Animals
Dr. Becker – Most dogs and cats readily accept a little seasoning on their meals. I have also found that all my pets, including my birds, do fine with the fresh root grated over their food.  If you want to increase the amount of biologically available curcumin in your pet’s diet, you’ll need to go with a supplement. I recommend you look for a high-quality, organic turmeric product and consider giving cats about 100 milligrams twice a day. Small to medium-sized dogs can be given 250 milligrams twice a day, and large to giant breeds should get 500 milligrams two to three times a day.

FDA’s Dr. Dan McChesney tells us the FDA receives 40 complaints per week related to jerky treats imported from China
Susan Thixton – A recent statement from FDA’s Dr. Dan McChesney tells us the FDA receives 40 complaints per week – on a slow week – of sick or dying pets related to the jerky treats imported from China. Further, the article that quotes Dr. McChesney seems to say pet owners are simply over reacting about jerky treats imported from China; and as well states journalists and pet bloggers are misinformed.

Today in History – Friday – November 16, 2012
1776 – British troops captured Fort Washington during the American Revolution.
1864 – Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their “March to the Sea” during the U.S. Civil War.
1885 – Canadian rebel Louis Riel was executed for high treason.
1907 – Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state.
1915 – Coca-Cola had its prototype for a contoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the next year.
1933 – The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations for the first time.
1966 – Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his second trial of charges he had murdered his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954.
1969 – The U.S. Army announced that several had been charged with massacre and the subsequent cover-up in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam on
March 16, 1968.
1973 – Skylab 3 carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on an 84-day mission.
1973 – U.S. President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law.
1981 – A vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been developed at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research.
1985 – Colonel Oliver North was put in charge of the shipment of HAWK anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
1988 – Estonia’s parliament declared that the Baltic republic “sovereign,” but stopped short of complete independence.
1997 – China released Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident from jail for medical reasons. He had been incarcerated for almost 18 years.
1998 – It was announced that Monica Lewinsky had signed a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with U.S. President Clinton.
1998 – The U.S. Supreme Court said that union members could file discrimination lawsuits against employers even when labor contracts require arbitration.
2000 – Bill Clinton became the first serving U.S. president to visit Communist Vietnam.
2004 – A NASA unmanned “scramjet” (X-43A) reached a speed of nearly 10 times the speed of sound above the Pacific Ocean.

World News

Israeli Defense Minister Approves Summons of 30,000 Soldiers for Gaza Operation says Report
Intel Hub – Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai said the army was in the process of expanding the Gaza operation. “The defense minister approved a few minutes ago, based on the army’s request, the recruitment of another 30,000 soldiers. We will determine how many of them will be called in…all options are on the table,” he said. Some of those called up would be dispatched to replace existing units in their routine duties. According to Mordechai, the army plans to continue its attacks on “terror targets” in Gaza until the operation’s goals are met. He added that it was “far too early to talk about a ceasefire.”

Israel Approved Killing of Hamas Commander Amid Talks on Long-Term Truce
Global Research – Just hours before Israel assassinated Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari on Tuesday, he received the draft proposal of a permanent truce agreement with Israel. But Israel approved the airstrike anyways, choosing escalation over resolution. Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin, who helped negotiate the release of Gilad Shalit and maintained contacts with Hamas leaders, said the truce agreement included protocols for maintaining a cease-fire in the case of cross-border violence between Israel and Gaza. Baskin told Haaretz that senior officials in Israel knew about the pending truce agreement, but nevertheless approved the assassination, presumably knowing it would terminate the truce and escalate the conflict with Gaza.

Bye-bye $105 billion: UK bank bailout money may be gone for good
RT – The US$105 billion of British taxpayer money used to bail out the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds at the peak of the banking crisis may never be recouped, a parliamentary committee report warns. The state owns more than 80 per cent of RBS and 40 per cent of Lloyds after injecting 65.8 billion pounds ($105 billion) of capital into the two in 2008 to help the institutions survive. It plans to return the money by selling the banks back to the private sector.

Munich: Biggest Power Outage in 20 Years
Intel Hub – The largest power outage in 20 years affected nearly 450,000 customers in Munich today as elevators and subways were halted for at least 10 minutes according to reports. All the traffic lights in the city were out as people locally described the scene as “total chaos”. According to CONUS sources of mine within the nuclear industry, massive solar flares have recently been tripping main turbine breakers in several reactor facilities in the US. It is not being disclosed to the public that solar flares are the apparent cause.

UN Orders Pakistan to Implement Population Control Policies to Limit Growth
Intel Hub – The UN has ordered the government of Pakistan to focus on limiting their population by putting state policies into effect that are said to limit population growth. In official reports speakers at the UN have focused on the issue of distributing free birth control, which is definetly one of the most humane means of limiting population when compared with the more sinister eugenics programs that have been documented in the past.

HPV vaccine to be foisted on low-income girls in underdeveloped countries
(NaturalNews) Since the vaccine typically costs upwards of $400 for the full series of shots, it is simply unaffordable for the millions of young girls living in countries where an entire month’s wages for the average family barely cover this amount. So groups like the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), a brainchild of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are now having to come up with creative subsidization programs to achieve their ultimate goal of vaccinating every child on the planet.

More vaccines please; we’re British!
(NaturalNews) In the UK, the Department of Health has announced that all children will receive a vaccination for Rotavirus beginning in September 2013; bringing the number of vaccines administered by the age of one to a staggering 24. Rotavirus causes diarrhea, vomiting and intestinal pain in babies and young children. The disease affects up to 140,000 children a year in the UK and whilst the virus has a mortality rate of up to 50 percent in under-developed countries, fatalities are very rare in the UK.

Explosion, air raid sirens heard in Tel Aviv for first time since Gulf War
RT – A rocket has hit Tel Aviv. The sound of an explosion and air raid sirens were heard throughout the city. There are no reports of injuries or damage. It was the second rocket to land in the greater Tel Aviv area on Thursday…. The news comes shortly after a rocket from Gaza hit Rishon LeZion, a city located just nine miles from Tel Aviv.

Egypt PM to visit Gaza in support of Hamas against Israel
(Reuters) – Egypt’s prime minister prepared to visit the Gaza Strip on Friday in an unprecedented display of solidarity with Hamas militants embroiled in a new escalation of conflict with Israel that risks spiraling into all-out war.

Bilderberg Group Quietly Meets in Italy
Activist Post – Various newspapers from all across Italy are reporting that around 80 members of the Bilderberg Group, particularly the Bilderberg Steering Committee, have been called to Rome for a semi-secret meeting to discuss the unfolding events of the engineered crisis…. According to Italian website,, the attendees list appears as follows…

Fighting tax evasion: Russia and US to share information on bank accounts
RT – Russia and the US are reportedly going to sign an account information sharing agreement by 2013. The step is expected to improve international tax compliance under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). FATCA requires foreign financial institutions to report on the accounts of US taxpayers to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In order to enforce FATCA outside the country, the US has been signing information-sharing agreements with other countries, allowing US financial institutions to share account information with other countries about their own citizens as well.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Aurora massacre suspect misses court appearance
Press TV – Colorado movie massacre suspect James Holmes missed a Thursday court appearance after injuring himself in a series of “half-hearted” suicide attempts…. An attorney for the accused mass murderer provided no details about Holmes’ health, saying only that his condition “renders him unable to be present in court,” according to legal papers. Holmes’ mental health remains a key issue in the case, although the defense has not determined if it [will] argue that Holmes was temporarily insane when he allegedly killed the 12 people and injured 58 more in the Aurora, Colo. moviehouse.

Rand Paul Slaps Hold on Defense Bill – Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is holding up consideration of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill over an amendment he plans to offer that would require a jury trial for Americans detained in terrorism investigations. A Paul spokeswoman said the senator wants “an agreement in principle to get a vote” on the amendment, which would likely produce some fireworks on the floor. Paul’s demand for a vote comes as Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Arizona Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the panel, are working behind the scenes to limit debate on the sprawling policy measure (S 3254) to ensure it receives floor time during the lame-duck session.

Fight for liberty! Join the TSA Opt-Out and Film Week Nov 19th – 26th
NaturalNews) As more and more Americans log onto the White House website and sign the electronic petitions seeking to allow their state to secede from the nation, other citizen movements are afoot to empower the people in this time of growing unrest. One such movement, sponsored by, is called the “National Opt-Out and Film Campaign,” and it seeks to give “thanks for the First Amendment, by getting back in the faces of those who are attempting to abuse their authority to silence free speech and in turn conceal flagrant abuses of our rights and our basic dignity.”

Police Taser Homeowner For Trying To Save Burning House With Garden Hose – It was close enough to touch. It was burning down his neighbor’s house. It was creeping toward Jensen’s own fence 10 feet away, and he started spraying the fire with his hose. Police ordered Jensen to get back, and he complied. But after a few minutes passed without firefighters arriving, a frustrated Jensen stepped forward and leaned down to grab the skinny gray garden hose once again. That’s when he heard the order. “Hit ’em! Take him down! Tase him!” Related video: Police Taser Homeowner…

New US commander in Afghanistan pledges to stay past Obama’s deadline
RT – The incoming top commander in charge of the United States’ military efforts in Afghanistan made remarks to Congress on Thursday that suggest he sees a US presence extending overseas well past US President Barack Obama’s deadline of 2014. Gen. Joseph Dunford told members of the Senate this week that he envisions the US continuing its operations in Afghanistan indefinitely, dismissing the president’s long-standing promise to end America’s lengthiest war during the next two years.

Petraeus denies giving up classified information to mistress
RT – Kyra Phillips of CNN’s HLN network says she has spoken with Gen. Petraeus since he went public about his extramarital affair on Friday last week and that the now resigned chief of the Central Intelligence Agency insists he “has never passed classified information to Paula Broadwell.” “He said this has nothing to do with Benghazi, and he wants to testify,” Phillips relayed to CNN in an interview where she recalled her recent talks with Gen. Petraeus. “He will testify,” she said.

VIDEO: Ron Paul on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal
C-Span Nov 15 2012 – Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses the latest developments Libya as well as negotiations in Congress regarding the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails reach a new budget agreement. Representative Paul is a member of the foreign affairs committee, which held a hearing on Benghazi.

Ron Paul Warns About Perils of War as Middle East Tilts Toward Ultimate Conflagration
Kurt Nimmo – During his farewell speech last night, Rep. Ron Paul said “our foreign policy is destined to keep us involved in many wars that we have no business being in” and these seemingly endless conflicts are waged without congressional approval and “with no complaints from the American people” who have endured more than a decade of perpetual war. “Because it’s the government that initiates force, most people accept it as being legitimate,” Paul said.

TSA Vendor Accused of Faking Body Scan Software
Paul Joseph Watson – One of the vendors that provides the TSA with x-ray body scanning machines has been accused of faking tests of software which was supposed to eliminate naked images of passengers passing through the devices. Rapiscan “may have attempted to defraud the government by knowingly manipulating an operational test,” Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Transportation Security Subcommittee, said in a letter to Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole Nov. 13. Rogers said his committee received a tip about the faked tests,” reports Bloomberg.

American Airlines employee suspended after DHS put him on no-flight list with no apparent reason
RT – After ending up on the US government’s no-fly list under suspicion of terrorism, an American Airlines employee had to stop going to work after being with the airline for 13 years. The no-fly list sent the now-unemployed man spiraling into debt. Luis Montano ended up on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) no-fly list in August and has struggled financially ever since. The American Airlines employee was told to “go home” after the government prohibited him from boarding a plane. As an airline employee labeled as a potential terrorist, the man could not fulfill the duties that his job demanded. “[I was] in shock,” Montano said. “Just like, I couldn’t understand how you can just be put on a list for no reason, haven’t been contacted by the government.”

EPA Planes Surveil Austin’s Formula 1 Race for Pollutants… and Terrorism?
Aaron Dykes – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is deploying a fleet of aerial surveillance planes over the skies of Austin, Texas ahead of the Formula 1 race being held this weekend. Under the auspices of catching a dirty bomb, and keeping up with clean air standards, the big brother apparatus is now deploying event-specific surveillance.

VIDEO: Hurricane Victims Develop Toxic Cough – Dr. Manny Alvarez of Fox News says migraines and respiratory problems could be signs of toxic exposure. The city’s Department of Health says recent testing shows outdoor air quality is good. But officials warn about indoor air quality. Airborne toxins could come from mold in a flooded basement. We saw mold covering the walls of one basement. Health officials warn people to wear gloves and masks when cleaning out the debris. Both my photographer and I started getting dizzy; we were down in the basement for just a few minutes.

Pentagon wants to know: ‘Did Jesus die for Klingons too?’ – From a workshop on whether Jesus’ salvation would apply to aliens to determining the color of the feathers on a 150-million-year-old creature deemed the Earth’s first bird, the Pentagon has spent money on some questionable projects, according to Sen. Tom Coburn. At a time when many Republicans argue the Defense Department cannot afford new spending cuts, Mr. Coburn, Congress’s top waste-watcher, released a report Thursday arguing that in fact the Pentagon is awash in billions of dollars of non-security spending that should be cut.

After GMO Labeling Shot Down, Citizens Start Labeling Products Themselves
Activist Post – Activists and concerned citizens around the world have had enough with corrupt corporations censoring their right to know what’s in their food, and frankly they’re beyond upset. And if the government will not side with the 90 plus percentage of consumers who are in favor of GMO labeling, then they’re going to do it themselves. As it turns out, many are doing just that through the ‘DIY’ GMO labeling campaign known as ‘The Label It Yourself Campaign’. Sporting a skull with cornstalks for crossbones, the DIY labels inform customers as to whether or not a product ‘may’ include GMO ingredients or most certainly does.

2012 Election News

Ron Paul Revolution: GOP’s last best hope – Some argue that Ron Paul was never relevant, that he was simply a gadfly who never accomplished anything legislatively. Others, myself included, argue that maybe, just maybe, the Ron Paul Revolution is the last best hope for saving the GOP from oblivion.

Mitt Romney Blames Election Loss on “Gifts” to Minorities; GOP’s Image Further Tarnished
Liberty Crier – “Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.” Richard Armour Mitt Romney, in the wake of his embarrassing defeat, committed yet another major faux pas, telling his donors that Obama won the election because he gave “gifts” to specific groups of donors, particularly minority groups, with an emphasis on Latino voters, blacks, and young women.


Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit
Breitbart – The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached the “lowest level in more than four years.” Now, suddenly, the news seems far less rosy.

The Economic Illusion Laid Bare
Activist Post – If you are waiting for the economic collapse, you’re too late – it’s already happened. And it’s TWCTM (Those Who Control the Money) who did it. They pulled the rug right out from under themselves. We are living in a world of complete economic fantasy, using numbers that are unfathomable, unconscionable, and un-repayable.

Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout – A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for the world’s largest retail store…. On Black Friday, the organizations expect 1,000 protests, both at stores and online. A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the number of workers who are raising concerns is very small and don’t represent the views of the vast majority of its workforce of 1.3 million. But labor experts say that even a small number of workers could make an impact.

Target faces ‘Black Thursday’ backlash from shareholders – Though shoppers have been grousing for the past couple of years about how Black Friday keeps creeping into Thanksgiving Day, it’s shareholders who are giving Target grief over the decision to kick off its sales at 9 p.m on the holiday.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Largest Criminal Penalty In U.S. History Levied Against BP
Activist Post – Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, according to indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the disaster. (Source) As the video report below highlights, the $4.5 billion appears to be only the beginning of financial penalties. If properly fined under The Clean Water Act, the company could be hit with up to $21 billion in additional penalties.

Obama Vows to Take Personal Charge of Climate Change in Second Term
Guardian – Obama, speaking in the first White House press conference since his re-election, acknowledged his first term had made only limited progress on climate change. But he promised to remain personally engaged in getting Republicans and Democrats to agree on a course of action.“So what I am going to be doing over the next several weeks, the next several months, is having a conversation – a wide-ranging conversation – with scientists, engineers and elected officials to find out what more we can do to make short term progress,” he said.

VIDEO: Does Al Gore Think He’s Captain Planet?
Melissa Melton – Right on time, Al Gore premiered another 24-hour online global warming scarefest last night entitled, “24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report” aiming to promote “climate reality.” It would seem the U.S. carbon tax is alive and well and, if climate change alarmist Gore and his globalist friends have their way, it’s coming soon to a bank account near you. Gore’s latest “24 Hours of Reality” fearmongering stunt came complete with a faux commercial featuring a weatherman forecasting obscenity-laced imaginary 110-degree temperatures and skyrocketing grocery prices due to global warming.

Global-warming Scientist Sues Detractors, Defames Self
New American – Controversial climatologist Michael Mann is suing global-warming skeptics for defamation, while earning their ridicule with false claims of having received the Nobel Peace Prize. Mann’s suit is against the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and National Review, Inc. (NRI) for comparing him to retired football coach and convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky.


Avandia Makers Hit With Another $90 Million Settlement
Consumerist – Pharma biggie GlaxoSmithKline has already been slapped upside the head with a $3 billion settlement with the federal government regarding the marketing of, among others, the once-popular diabetes drug Avandia. Today, the attorneys general of 37 states rubbed a bit of salt in the wound with a $90 million settlement of their own.

VIDEO: How the Sugar Industry Hoodwinked You about the Dangers of Sugar, Using Big Tobacco Tactics
Dr. Mercola – For 40 years, the priority of the sugar industry has been to cast doubt on studies suggesting sugar can make you ill and obese. Meanwhile, according to some estimates the US health system spends about $150 billion a year on sugar-related diseases. To protect business, the industry has bought scientists and hired powerful lobbyists to ensure sugar would not be subject to legislative restriction. Since 1970, obesity rates in the United States have more than doubled and diabetes has tripled. In order to make any appreciable dent in the current trend, severe sugar and fructose restriction is an absolute must.

Man prescribed Big Pharma combo drug for IBS gets leukemia instead of relief
(NaturalNews) Since the first century A.D., trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been regarded as one of the most painful and enigmatic diseases known to man. TN is a severe, generally unilateral neuropathic pain located within the sensory distribution of cranial nerve five (CN V), the trigeminal nerve. It has been generally accepted that patients will never be completely free from the condition regardless of the therapy. TN is oftentimes misdiagnosed as atypical facial pain, temporomandibular disorders, headaches, and toothaches. The problem with this is that the treatment options are quite different depending on the diagnosis.

The suicide disease – Trigeminal neuralgia
(NaturalNews) Since the first century A.D., trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been regarded as one of the most painful and enigmatic diseases known to man. TN is a severe, generally unilateral neuropathic pain located within the sensory distribution of cranial nerve five (CN V), the trigeminal nerve. It has been generally accepted that patients will never be completely free from the condition regardless of the therapy. TN is oftentimes misdiagnosed as atypical facial pain, temporomandibular disorders, headaches, and toothaches. The problem with this is that the treatment options are quite different depending on the diagnosis.

Health Basics: When is organic still GMO?
(NaturalNews) Even though some food is labeled organic, the seeds may still have come from a GMO source; like if a small to mid-size farmer buys seeds or plants, such as tomatoes, from a Home Depot or Lowe’s, and then plantsthem in organic soil and does not use pesticide,they arestill GMO, butthey don’tget labeled as such. Who knows this? How do you avoid it? Did you know bees will fly 50 miles, cross-pollinating from one farm to another by carrying mutated genes from corporate GMO farms to organic farms.

Cholesterol Lowing Statins Found To Damage Peripheral Nerves
Green Med Info – The neurotoxicity of statin drugs are back in the news. Following on the heels of the FDA decision earlier this year to require statin drugs manufacturers to add “memory loss” as a side effect of this chemical class, a new study in published in the Journal of Diabetes reveals a clear association between statin use and peripheral neuropathy in a US population 40 years of age and older. The study found “The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy was significantly higher among those who used statins compared to those who did not (23.5% vs. 13.5%; p < 0.01),” which is a 75% increase in relative risk.

VIDEO: Cures To Autism Do Exist – Far too many medical professionals swiftly encourage the route of standard (yet outdated) medications for autism and ignore the abundance of science and research that currently supports effective recovery protocols. Such protocols do lead to cures for many children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) and as healers, we must embrace them at all levels if we’re to ever unleash reliable methods of treatment to the over one million children with autism.

Science & Technology

U.S. Copyright Surveillance Machine About To Be Switched On, Promises of Transparency Already Broken
EFF – The “Copyright Alert System” – an elaborate combination of surveillance, warnings, punishments, and “education” directed at customers of most major U.S. Internet service providers – is poised to launch in the next few weeks, as has been widely reported. The problems with it are legion. Big media companies are launching a massive peer-to-peer surveillance scheme to snoop on subscribers. Based on the results of that snooping, ISPs will be serving as Hollywood’s private enforcement arm, without the checks and balances public enforcement requires.

Pet News

VIDEO: Abandoned dog stays in family’s carport 3 years

Today in History – Thursday – November 15, 2012
1777 – The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1806 – Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop that became known as Pikes Peak.
1867 – The first stock ticker was unveiled in New York City.
1901 – Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid.
1902 – Anarchist Gennaro Rubin failed in his attempt to murder King Leopold II of Belgium.
1920 – The League of Nations met for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland.
1926 – The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted with a radio network of 24 stations. The first network radio broadcast was a four-hour “spectacular.”
1939 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
1940 – The first 75,000 men were called to Armed Forces duty under peacetime conscription.
1965 – The Soviet probe, Venera 3, was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. On March 1, 1966, it became the first unmanned spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet when it crashed on Venus.
1966 – The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
1969 – In Washington, DC, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War.
1985 – Britain and Ireland signed an accord giving Dublin an official consultative role in governing Northern Ireland.
1986 – A government tribunal in Nicaragua convicted American Eugene Hasenfus of charges related to his role in delivering arms to Contra rebels. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison and was pardoned a month later.
1986 – Ivan F. Boesky, reputed to be the highest-paid person on Wall Street, faced penalties of $100 million for insider stock trading. It was the highest penalty ever imposed by the SEC.
1988 – The Palestine National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, proclaimed the establishment of an independent Palestinian state at the close of a four-day conference in Algiers.
1993 – A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco to six months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher. Fisher was serving a prison sentence for shooting and wounding Buttafuoco’s wife, Mary Jo.
2000 – Three police officers from the Rampart division of the Los Angeles police department were convicted on several counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice. One other officer was acquitted. The case was the first major case against the anti-gang unit.
2005 – In Amiens, France, Isabelle Dinoire became the first person to undergo a partial face transplant. She had been attacked by a dog earlier in the year.

World News

US backs Israel’s ‘right to defense’ amid global condemnation
RT – Israel’s offensive on Gaza has drawn sharp condemnation around the world, particularly from the online community. The US, however, has advocated Israel’s right to defend itself from terrorists, while the UN reached an impasse in negotiations. Egypt, which withdrew its ambassador from Israel following the latter’s announcement that it would intensify its military campaign, ordered an emergency UN meeting to discuss the escalating conflict. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr warned that further aggression from Israel could have “negative repercussions on the security and stability of the region.”

Israel kills 15 Palestinians in 24 hours
Press TV – On Thursday, three Palestinians were killed in the latest round of the airstrikes in the southern city of Khan Yunis while two others were killed in the northern region of the coastal enclave. Ten people were killed during the violence on Wednesday and more than 100 others sustained injuries. Also on Thursday, three Israelis were killed when Palestinian rockets hit a house in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi. The Tel Aviv regime has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as the ministers for military and foreign affairs the authority to decide on expanding the offensive against Gaza.

YouTube: IDF on ‘Pillar of Defense’: Israel needs no justification to strike Hamas
RT – Israel has launched a deadly military offensive against Gaza, with fighter jets and warships attacking the occupied territory. The operation began with the airstrike assassination of the military leader of Hamas. The Palestinian group pledged to open the gates of hell in retaliation. Israel Defense Force spokesperson Lt Col Avital Leibovich has told RT that Israel doesn’t need justification for its military operation against Hamas.

AsiaSat takes Iranian channels off air
Press TV – The satellite provider says the decision to stop providing services to all Iranian channels is in line with a US law recently signed by President Barack Obama. On Friday, Obama renewed America’s 33-year-old state of emergency against Iran, which gives the president the power to impose sanctions and take other measures in case of an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy” of the United States. According to the new sanction regime, American companies are banned from doing business with Iran.

VIDEO: ‘We have no future!’ EU anger unites millions in protest
RT – Massive anti-austerity strikes and protests swept across Europe as millions took to the streets to express their frustration over rising unemployment and dire economic prospects. Many rallies ended with violent clashes with police. Workers marched in 23 countries across Europe to mark the European Day of Action and Solidarity. General strikes had been called in Spain and Portugal, paralyzing public services and international flights, in Belgium and France transport links were partially disrupted by strikes and demonstrations, in Italy and Greece thousands of workers and students marched through the streets. Other EU countries, such as Germany, Austria and Poland, saw well attended union-led rallies.

United Nations wants control of web kill switch – Experts claim that Australians could see political and religious websites disappear if the Federal Government backs a plan to hand control over the internet to the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU). A draft of the proposal, formulated in secret and only recently posted on the ITU website for public perusal, reveal that if accepted, the changes would allow government restriction or blocking of information disseminated via the internet and create a global regime of monitoring internet communications – including the demand that those who send and receive information identify themselves.

BBC’s Ministry of Climate Propaganda Exposed as Secret Panel of “Experts” is Revealed
Intel Hub – Recently information has come to light that may explain why mainstream media sources have this sort of one sided view on the issue. In the case of the BBC they got all of their information from a panel of apparent scientific experts, whose identities were kept secret for years. Now their identifies have been revealed and it seems that not only was the panel one sided, but it was also filled with mostly government, corporate, and media types who have an obvious stake in how the issue is presented. Many of the actual scientists listed as being involved were exposed as frauds in the Climategate scandal that broke a few years ago…. The names on the list are as follows…

Israel launches fresh airstrike on northern Gaza Strip
Press TV – Israeli forces have launched a fresh airstrike on the northern Gaza Strip as Tel Aviv intensifies its attacks on the blockaded Palestinian enclave. The strike occurred late on Wednesday night, shortly after the military wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said they had fired a homemade missile into Tel Aviv. At least ten Palestinians, including senior Hamas commander Ahmed al-Ja’bari, were killed in Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip on Wednesday…. Two children and a woman are also among the victims of Israel’s deadly raids, which the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine described as a declaration of war.

VIDEO: Gaza under Israeli attack: LIVE UPDATES
RT – Worldwide protests are being planned to protest Israeli strikes in Gaza. People in the US, the UK, Israel and many European countries plan to gather to show their concern over escalating violence in the Middle East.

Egypt recalls ambassador from Israel after airstrikes against Gaza
Press TV – On Wednesday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ordered to “recall Egypt’s ambassador to Israel,” the president’s spokesman Yasser Ali said in a statement broadcast on state television. “President Mohamed Morsi has followed the Israeli brutal assault in which a number of martyrs and sons of the Palestinian people were killed,” Ali added. “On this basis he has recalled the Egyptian ambassador from Israel; has ordered the Egyptian representative at the United Nations to call for an emergency meeting at the Security Council,” the statement said.

Damascus slams opposition meeting in Qatar as ‘declaration of war’
Press TV – Miqad said on Wednesday that since the four-day meeting in the Qatari capital, Doha, rejected any dialogue with the Damascus government to end the crisis and instead called for the continuation of fighting inside the country, it amounts to “declaration of war.”… He also described the so-called National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces a foreign-backed structure formed to destroy Syria.

VIDEO: U.S. Africa Command Blames al-Qaeda for Benghazi Attack
Kurt Nimmo – Gen. Carter Ham, who heads up the United States Africa Command, told reporters in Paris on Wednesday that a number of the attackers on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 were from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. Ham added, however, that the attack was not necessarily “an AQIM-planned or organized or led activity.” More significantly, the general talked about possible military intervention in Mali. According to the establishment media, the landlocked country in West Africa is overrun by AQIM terrorists who threaten to destabilize the region following a coup d’état staged by Tuareg rebels and the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad following the NATO orchestrated overthrow of Libya.

VIDEO: Italy street clashes: Arrests and violence mar general strike
RT – Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters have taken to the streets of Italy as part of a general strike gripping the EU. Injuries, arrests, and violent clashes between protesters and riot police have marred rallies throughout the country. Rome descended into chaos as thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators violently confronted riot police throughout the city. At least 50 people have been arrested as the city’s central thoroughfares have been choked off, bringing the central Rome to a standstill.

Radioactive tea leaves found over 1,000 km from Fukushima — 80 Bq/kg detected in Western Japan; Gov’t limit is 10 Bq/kg
ENENews – Combined Cesium-134 and -137 in Samples of Tea Leaves: Saitama: 120 becquerels per kilogram (Bq / kg), Kagoshima: 80 Bq/kg in., Shizuoka: 40 Bq/kg in. Kyodo, April 5, 2012: “The new government limit for tea [is]10 becquerels per kilogram”.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

VIDEO: Ron Paul Farewell Speech
Daily Paul Nov 14, 2012 – Dr. Paul gave his “Farewell to Congress” speech on the House floor/C-SPAN today. The speech is over, but it is now archived on C-SPANSee here for the Full Text of Ron Paul’s Farewell Address.

Paula Broadwell: Did Neocon Honeypot Take Down Petraeus?
Kurt Nimmo – If we look at the background of Paula Broadwell, the biographer and alleged mistress of former CIA boss David Petraeus, we see connections to the neocon network. Broadwell, née Krantz, is linked to Norwegian shipping magnate and former banker Jan Henrik Jebsen, who is in turn linked to key neocons, including Scooter Libby, Conrad Black, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, and Michael Ledeen at the Hudson Institute, a premier neocon think-tank funded by the likes of the Scaife Foundations and General Electric, Monsanto, and other transnational corporations. “Hudson operates inside Israel, where it pushes the far-rightist views of the most extreme elements in Israeli society…”

Petraeus will testify on Capitol Hill about Benghazi attacks
NY Daily News – Petraeus, who stepped down as director of the CIA last week after admitting to an extramarital affair, had been slated to testify to lawmakers Thursday. His sudden departure from the spy agency prompted acting CIA Director Mike Morrell to agree to testify in Petraeus’ place. But Petraeus will sit down with lawmakers to share details from the attack, Sen. Diane Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday. “He is very willing and interested in talking to the committee,’’ she told the Associated Press.

VIDEO: Krauthammer: White House Attempted to Blackmail Petraeus Over Affair – Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter. Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer said, “The sword was lowered on Election Day” (video follows with transcript and commentary).

YouTube: Kucinich Calls for General Petraeus to Testify Before Congress About 9/11/12 Events in Benghazi
Published on Nov 13, 2012 by D J Kucinich – “We put together a bi-partisan Congressional coalition to try to stop the war in Libya. That four Americans, including our ambassador, were killed confirmed our worst fears – – that American power was being used to open the door for jihadists, creating more instability in the region. Congress still doesn’t know why our people in Libya were left vulnerable. We still don’t know why the U.S. military was not sent to their defense….”

VIDEO: Michael Hastings Tears Petraeus Career to Shreds on Piers Morgan
Daily Paul – Gen. Mark Kimmit, Michael Hastings and Lt Col Rick Francona talking Petraeus on Piers Morgan Nov. 12th 2012. “What policymakers believe to have taken place in any particular case is what matters — more than what actually occurred.” – General David Petraeus (1987 Princeton dissertation)

YouTube: Ben Swann: Do States Actually Have The Right To Secede?
Published on Nov 13, 2012 by Ben Swann – Ben Swann takes a look at the more than 30 petitions on the White House blog We The People asking that their state be allowed to peacefully secede from the United States. Related video: Dr. Paul on Secession

White House ‘secede’ petitions reach 675,000 signatures, 50-state participation
Daily Caller – Less than a week after a New Orleans suburbanite petitioned the White House to allow Louisiana to secede from the United States, petitions from seven states have collected enough signatures to trigger a promised review from the Obama administration. By 6:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 675,000 digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions covering all 50 states, according to a Daily Caller analysis of requests lodged with the White House’s“ We the People” online petition system. A petition from Vermont, where talk of secession is a regular feature of political life, was the final entry.

9 Lawmakers Want To Charge U.S. Officials Who Implement Obamacare – As [Wisconsin] Gov. Scott Walker contemplates whether to create a state health care exchange under Obamacare, he will have to contend in the coming legislative session with nine lawmakers who have said they back a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the health care law. Eight of the nine Republicans also have gone on record saying they also want to write a law that would see airport screeners charged with sexual assault if they conduct overly invasive pat-downs of passengers going through security.

Legislators in Rhode Island and Maine To Introduce Recreational Marijuana Legalization Bills
Daily Paul Nov 14,2012 – Rhode Island Rep. Edith Ajello and Maine Rep. Diane Russell will hold a conference call tomorrow with the Marijuana Policy Project to announce the legislation. MPP says that “similar proposals will be submitted in at least two other states — Vermont and Massachusetts.”

Reps. Ron Paul & Barney Frank to Obama: Leave pot smokers alone
The Hill – Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.) wrote to Obama Wednesday asking his administration not to prosecute residents of Colorado and Washington, where voters just passed ballot measures to legalize the drug. “We believe that respecting the wishes of the electorates of Colorado and Washington and allowing responsible state authorities to carry out those wishes will provide valuable information in an important national debate,” the members wrote.

Join The State Fight To Nullify Obamacare!
Liberty Crier – We refuse to comply with the unconstitutional demands of the Federal government! Tell your state legislators that we refuse to recognize unconstitutional Federal laws, and that we will not be forced by the Federal government to buy a good or service from a company! Click on your state (below), sign the petition and direct your state legislators to nullify forced national mandates. It’s time to NULLIFY Obamacare NOW! 12,691 total petition signers as of 11/14/2012.

VIDEO: US federal government neglecting Sandy victims
Press TV – “I’m just hearing nightmare stories from everybody who just had flood insurance. They don’t want to cover anything. It’s a shame to say this, but [we would] probably be better off with the house totally burnt down than just flood,” Tom Hammil, a New York resident, told Press TV. Many people are struggling, as they have not yet received financial assistance from the US government-issued federal flood insurance or from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Terrorist Implications Of Food Trucks – Public Intelligence recently posted a Powerpoint presentation from the NYC fire department (FDNY) discussing the unique safety issues mobile food trucks present. Along with some actual concerns (many food trucks use propane and/or gasoline-powered generators to cook; some *gasp* aren’t properly licensed food vendors), the presenter decided to toss in some DHS speculation on yet another way terrorists might be killing us in the near future. That’s right. Instead of serving up a quick hot meal, these food trucks will be serving up death, and lots of it! Under the heading “Terrorist Implications,” the FDNY lists the exact reasons we should be concerned, most of which begin with the word “high.”

VIDEO: Gun Store Reports 400% Surge In Sales After Obama Re-Election
Paul Joseph Watson – Gun shop owners are reporting a spike in sales of up to 400 per cent in the aftermath of President Obama’s re-election, with some celebrating all time one day record sales, as fears over a lame duck administration eviscerating second amendment rights continue to dominate. Buds Gun shop in Lexington sells around 600 guns on a normal day but that figure leapt to 2,000 the day after Obama beat Romney.

VIDEO: Another Indiana explosion destroys home – No one was injured. The couple who lived in the home was at the property, but were inside a garage when the explosion happened.”It took the home off its foundation,” Albion Fire Captain John Urso said. “That could tell you right there that type of explosion to take a house off its foundation had to be pretty substantial.”… Urso said firefighters had the propane gas and the utilities shut off to prevent any other damage, but his crews never had to battle a fire.

5-year-old Sydney Stewart caused fatal 2010 helicopter crash when she kicked controls after billionaire dad allowed her to sit on his lap in co-pilot seat says

The National Transportation Safety Board reviewed the crash that killed Services Group of America founder and owner Thomas J. Stewart, 64, for nearly three years before releasing its final probable cause report this week. The report’s conclusion was immediately challenged by the lawyer for the pilot’s family, who has blamed a faulty rotor blade for the crash, and by Stewart’s company.”That’s their interpretation, and it does not comport with what our experienced investigators believe happened,” said Gary C. Robb, a Kansas City, Mo., attorney who specializes in aviation accidents. Robb has sued Eurocopter and others involved in repairing one of the helicopter’s blades after a previous mishap. He said he believes the repair was faulty and the blade came apart in flight, causing the crash.

2012 Election News

Prop 37: The top 7 reasons not to believe the vote-count
(NaturalNews) Apparently, the CA secretary of state’s office has been getting hit by a lot of calls. People are asking them about the ongoing Prop 37 vote-count. As of last night, there were still 2,304,250 votes uncounted. I received a call from Shannan Velayas, who works in media relations at the California Secretary of State’s office. She left a message, emphasizing several points. Among them: The vote-count is open and transparent, and anyone from the public can observe it. This fact has been used by reporters and “experts” to assure the public that an election can’t be stolen. They’re absolutely wrong.


YouTube: Ron Paul: Raising Taxes Doesn’t Necessarily Increase Revenue
Fox Business 11/14/2012 – Rep. Ron Paul, (R-Texas), on efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff on Fox Business Network’s After the Bell.

VIDEO: Ben Swann Reality Check: What Is The Fiscal Cliff?
Liberty Crier – Little was said about the fiscal cliff before the election and today you hear the term everywhere. What exactly is the fiscal cliff? How can it be avoided? Should it be avoided? Click here to review Reality Check’s personal tax cheat sheet mentioned on the video.

VIDEO: Workers pay ‘same’ tax rate as the rich
Press TV – Despite the common misconception that wealthy Americans pay more taxes, average, low income workers in the U.S. actually pay about the same percentage in taxes as the very rich, says Paul Buchheit, founder of “Us Against Greed” in Chicago. “An average low income person in the United States pays just about the same percentage as the very richest person, and actually when we get up in the multi millionaires, the billionaires, their tax rates come down because they’re paying much less [in taxes] because of capital gain,” Buchheit said by phone on Monday.

Housing Market

US foreclosures edge up in October
Press TV – The overall decrease put the combined number of reported default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions at 186,455. While that is 3 percent above the number in September it is still 19 percent lower than October 2011. The increase comes after the level fell in September to the lowest total since July 2007. “We continued to see vastly different foreclosure trends across the country in October, depending primarily on how each state’s foreclosing infrastructure was able to handle the high volume of delinquent loans during the worst of the foreclosure crisis in 2010,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac.

Energy & Environment

AUDIO: Sinkhole Geologist: Deeper oil and gas deposits may be coming up from below Big Hum reservoir
ENENews – Geologist Gary Hecox: Nobody in the world has ever faced a situation like this… We have a large area of gas accumulation… It’s very difficult right now to determine the gas production horizons that are feeding the gas problem we’ve got. In addition based on the geology it may not be just the Big Hum, there may be deeper horizons that are contributing gas.


Resveratrol could be key to curing aggressive prostate cancer
(NaturalNews) Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, grape skins, blueberries, pomegranates and several other plants, has been found to benefit health in a myriad of ways. For example, as Natural News previously reported, scientists have found evidence showing it prevents heart disease, helps keep weight under control, normalizes cholesterol levels and may prevent diabetes and even help treat neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia. Now, a University of Missouri (MU) scientist has uncovered ways resveratrol might be used to create a cure for even the most aggressive prostate cancers.

The big sellout — Majority of organic companies owned by mega corporations
(NaturalNews) Sadly, only a few truly independent organic companies remain. Examples include: Eden, Nature’s Path, Cedarlane and Organic Valley. For a full list, click here. With the failure of Prop. 37, American consumers cannot rely on the government for food transparency or safety. It is up to us. By purchasing produce from local organic farms, supporting independent organic companies and boycotting ‘Big Organic,’ we can make a difference by casting votes with our dollars and our forks.

GMOs – Take them back to the store!
(NaturalNews) So you want to be healthy? You go to your doctor and he tells you to take fish oil and vitamin D. Then you open the Natural News email and discover the benefits of vitamin C and many other great vitamins, minerals and supplements and take them also. It may surprise you to find that there are GMOs hidden in a majority of the supplements out there like GMO soy additives and GMO corn derived vitamin C, vitamin B12 and others. Even health foods are rife with GMOs, like GMO corn derived xylitol, and almost all gluten free products. In fact, any foods or supplements that do not bear the GMO-free label are highly suspect…. Here is a partial list of hidden GMO products that show up in everyday foods…

Omega-3 fatty acid intake improves your memory
(NaturalNews) A University of Pittsburgh research team recently published results in the journal PLOSOne regarding omega-3’s ability to improve memory. A major difference from other memory studies was their subjects were young, 18 to 25, non-smoking men and women from all walks of life with no evidence or background of mental issues or drug use…. The lead researcher, neuro-scientist Bita Moghaddam commented: “Before seeing this data, I would have said it was impossible to move young healthy individuals above their cognitive best. We found that members of this population can enhance their working memory performance even further, despite their already being at the top of their cognitive game.”

Melanoma Risk May Be Genetic for Redheads
Dr. Mercola – People with red hair, very fair skin, freckles and a genetically-based inability to tan have the highest risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Conventionally, this has been blamed on the fact that people with fair skin have less pigment (melanin) in their skin, which means they have less “natural sunscreen” against ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Therefore, the conventional dogma is that the sun is more damaging to redheads with fair skin, and this increases their skin cancer risk.

Poor exercise habits increase your risk for spinal injuries
(NaturalNews) Originally, yoga was created to help bring together the body and mind. Through a series of natural movements and meditation – we develop greater inner strength and flexibility. So why are so many people suffering with yoga-related injuries…

Cleanse your system of parasites naturally
(NaturalNews) It is estimated that about 50 percent of Americans have an abundance of parasitic organisms in their gut. Parasites enter the human body through the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink…. There are thousands of different types of parasites that are common to humans. Protozoa consist of a single cell and multiply in enormous numbers inside the human intestine. The most commonly found protozoic parasites are giardia, neospora, amoebae, toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidium and sarcocystis…. Some of the most common symptoms associated with intestinal parasites include diarrhea, gas, bloating, flu-like symptoms, nausea, rashes, joint pain, chronic fatigue and chronic sinusitis.

Science & Technology

Obama secretly signs the most aggressive cybersecurity directive ever 
RT – Pres. Obama has autographed an executive order outlining protocol and procedures for the US military to take in the name of preventing cyberattacks from foreign countries, the Washington Post reports, once and for all providing instructions from the Oval Office on how to manage the hush-hush assaults against opposing nation-states that have all been confirmed by the White House while at the same time defending America from any possible harm from abroad.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

VIDEO: City of Orlando allows man to keep front yard vegetable garden – College Park man’s garden will continue to grow in his front yard after the city of Orlando was inundated with emails following a Local 6 story that generated national headlines. The city of Orlando received hundreds of emails that focused on Jason Helvingston’s 25-foot-by-25-foot front yard vegetable garden in College Park. And now, the city has decided not to pursue a violation against him. Instead, city officials said they’re trying to work out a solution, which could result in a change in the city’s landscaping codes.

Today in History – Wednesday – November 14, 2012
1832 – The first streetcar went into operation in New York City, NY. The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people.
1851 – Herman Melville’s novel “Moby Dick” was first published in the U.S.
1881 – Charles J. Guiteau’s trial began for the assassination of U.S. President Garfield. Guiteau was convicted and hanged the following year.
1889 – New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.
1922 – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service.
1935 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved. The Tydings-McDuffie Act planned for the Philippines to be completely independent by July 4, 1946.
1940 – During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers attacked.
1968 – Yale University announced it was going co-educational.
1969 – Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, FL.
1969 – During the Vietnam War, Major General Bruno Arthur Hochmuth, commander of the Third Marine Division, became the first general to be killed in Vietnam by enemy fire.
1972 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000 (1,003.16) level for the first time.
1973 – Britain’s Princess Anne married a commoner, Capt. Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey. They divorced in 1992, and Princess Anne re-married.
1979 – U.S. President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the taking of 63 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.
1983 – The British government announced that U.S.-made cruise missiles had arrived at the Greenham Common air base amid protests.
1988 – Israeli President Chaim Herzog formally asked Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to form a new government.
1989 – The U.S. Navy ordered an unprecedented 48-hour stand-down in the wake of a recent string of serious accidents.
1991 – After 13 years in exile Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland.
1994 – U.S. experts visited North Korea’s main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord that opened such sites to outside inspections.
1995 – The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while most government offices operated with skeleton crews.

World News

Explosion near RT Baghdad bureau: Employees in lockdown
RT – A car bomb has struck the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, close to RT’s Arabic channel offices, with police confining employees to the building. A wave of blasts has swept Iraq on the eve of the Islamic New Year, killing more than 20 people. The explosion that has killed at least one was caused by a car bomb detonated by the Meridian Palestine hotel, shattering the windows and damaging the surrounding area, report RT correspondents. The attack targeted security manager Qassim al-Nuri’s convoy, report Baghdad police.

62 people arrested in Spain as mass protests sweep across Europe
RT – Sixty-two people have been arrested and 38 injured, including three officers, as Spanish police react swiftly to reports of property damage and disorderly behavior while mass protests that began in Spain continue to roll out across the EU.

Mega strike hits Europe: LIVE UPDATES
RT – Demonstrators march during a protest on a day of mobilisation against austerity measures by workers in southern Europe on November 14, 2012 in Rome.

VIDEO: NATO Will Defend Turkey in Conflict with Syria, Says Chief
NBC News – NATO will defend alliance member Turkey, which struck back after mortar rounds fired from Syria landed inside its border, the alliance’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said at a meeting in Prague on Monday. “NATO as an organization will do what it takes to protect and defend Turkey, our ally. We have all plans in place to make sure that we can protect and defend Turkey and hopefully that way also deter so that attacks on Turkey will not take place,” he said.

VIDEO: France recognizes Syrian opposition coalition
RT – France is the first of the European countries to fully recognize the Syrian opposition coalition as the “sole legitimate representative” of the Syrian people. Meanwhile the US calls it “a legitimate representative” but is yet to fully recognize it…. On Sunday in Doha, Syrian opposition groups finally agreed to create a new leadership body united against President Bashar Assad. The coalition emerged after days of talks sponsored by foreign governments pushing for regime change in the embattled nation.

VIDEO: Arab League divided over support of nascent Syrian coalition
RT – The Arab League fell short of unanimous support for the new Syrian opposition coalition. The body still lacks full recognition, some Arab nations reluctant to back the uprising against President Assad, whom they still view as a legitimate ruler. Arab foreign ministers showed the support of the nascent National Coalition of the Syrian Powers of Revolution and Opposition (NCSPRO) at a meeting in Cairo on Monday evening.

US drone over Iran: Senseless provocation draped in lies
Press TV – The short of it is clear. Any nation that is attacked can pursue the attackers until they enter the territory or airspace of a neutral nation. However, any nation that would supply bases used for violating another nation’s sovereignty using “platforms” that are typically armed is not neutral. Thus, International Law is clear on this: According to “The Right of Hot Pursuit in International Law,” Second Edition, by Nicholas M. Poulantzas, any nation that has its sovereignty violated by one of three classes of forces, naval, air or ground, is free to pursue those forces and destroy them up to the time they enter proven neutral safe havens. Then other, diplomatic, methods apply.

US nears decision on post-2014 Afghan presence
Press TV – In the coming weeks, the U.S. will make a decision on the number of troops to remain in Afghanistan after the planned drawdown in 2014, Reuters reports. “My hope is that we’ll be able to complete this process in the next few weeks,” says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “I’m confident that we’ll be able to get to the right number that we’re going to need for the post-2014 enduring presence.” Any remaining troops will be involved in counter terror missions and Afghan troop training.

EU budget talks collapse
Press TV – Talks on the 2013 European Union budget have collapsed due to the European Parliament’s refusal to start negotiations until several governments pay nine billion euros of unpaid bills from 2012.

Italy charges S&P and Fitch with market rigging
RT – Italian prosecutors have filed charges of market manipulation against seven officials of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch ratings agencies as a part of a probe into the downgrades of Italy last year. “We have filed charges against Standard & Poor’s and Fitch,” confirmed Michele Ruggiero, Prosecutor of the town of Trani in Southern Italy. Police in Trani have dropped allegations against two employees of the Moody’s agency which had been previously the subject of an investigation, he said.

Spain unions call for general strike
Press TV – Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in the general strike that will be held on Wednesday across the European country. The move marks the second such protest against the premier’s government since it took power last December.

Japan lawmakers strike deal to avoid fiscal deficit
RT – Japan’s policymakers are struggling to fix finances ahead of parliamentary elections as the ruling party and the opposition agreed to pass a deficit funding bill in parliament in order to avoid its version of a ‘fiscal cliff’…. The agreement calls for the authorization of deficit-financing bonds for the current fiscal year ending in March, the three upcoming years. The measure is crucial to borrow some US$480 billion and fund roughly 40% of this fiscal year’s budget. The bill would pass in the lower house Thursday and is expected to come to the upper house by the end of the month.

Palestinians begin work to open Yasser Arafat’s grave
Telegraph – Arafat died in a military hospital near Paris on November 11, 2004 and with French experts unable to say what had killed him. Many Palestinians are convinced he was poisoned by Israel. French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry in August after Al-Jazeera television broadcast an investigation in which Swiss experts said they had found high levels of radioactive polonium on Arafat’s personal effects. At the weekend, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Russia would also be helping the investigation, although he did not specify in what role.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Paula Broadwell’s Father: ‘This Is About Something Else Entirely, And The Truth Will Come Out’
Business Insider – Paula Broadwell’s father Paul Krantz gave the New York Daily News a strange, cryptic quote this afternoon outside his home in Bismarck, N.D. “This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out,” he told the Daily News. “There is a lot more that is going to come out … You wait and see. There’s a lot more here than meets the eye.”

Supreme Court to Rule on Police Access to DNA Samples For “Crime-Fighting Databases”
Activist Post – Supreme Court Justices are currently meeting in private for the purpose of deciding whether or not to hear a highly important genetic privacy case regarding the possibility that government authority extends to taking DNA samples from anyone arrested for “serious” crimes. If the court rules in favor of the prosecutors who wish for greater access to DNA samples, convictions will not be necessary to require DNA from arrestees.

PHOTO: Occupy Sandy Feeds FEMA Workers
Intel Hub – The Occupy Boston Facebook page has verified a picture that has been going around on the internet, where members of Occupy Sandy can be seen feeding FEMA workers out of the back of a truck. According to reports this picture was actually taken somewhere in New York.

Gas Rationing Ends in New Jersey
Intel Hub – The odd-even gas rationing program implemented on November 3rd in wake of the super storm Sandy has now came to an end. Governor Chris Christie has announced that there is now a plentiful supply of fuel in the region. However, residents of Long Island and NYC are not as lucky as rationing is still in effect.

US soldier could face death over massacre
Press TV – At a Tuesday preliminary hearing army prosecutors asked an investigative officer to suggest the death penalty for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for “heinous and despicable crimes.”… Fellow soldiers testified that Bales returned to the base alone, covered in blood, and made incriminating statements like, “I thought I was doing the right thing.” Bales faces 16 counts of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. He has yet to enter a plea and did not testify at the hearing. His attorneys say he has post-traumatic stress disorder.

YouTube: Judge Napolitano ‘What Were FBI Agents Doing Monitoring Petraeus’ Private Emails’
Fox News Insider — Judge Napolitano weighs in on the Petraeus issue.

Pentagon to be sued for censoring intelligence officer’s book
RT – A former intelligence officer with the Department of Defense has been given the go-ahead by a federal judge to sue the Pentagon and the CIA for censoring his best-selling account of the war in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer can follow through with his plans to take his former employers to court, US District Judge Rosemary Collyer decided this week, ruling against the government’s arguments that the author of “Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan and the Path to Victory” had no standing to sue.

Citizens from 34 States Petition the White House to Secede from the U.S.
Adan Salazar – Citizens from 14 additional states have opened up petitions on the White House’s “We the People” petition submission site – the government’s “new, easy way for Americans to make their voice heard in our government” – asking to allow “peaceful withdrawal” from the continental United States, a staggering increase from the 20 states reported yesterday.

White House to respond after 70,000 demand secession of Texas from US
RT – Houston, we have a problem: more than 70,000 people have signed a petition on the website of the White House asking for Texas to secede from the United States. Less than a day after RT first reported that a petition demanding the secession of The Lone Star State from the US was on track to cross the 25,000 signature threshold to warrant an official response, the tally of people requesting the speedy removal of Texas from the United States tripled, going from 21,777 signees to 72,861 in under 24 hours.

W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping Citizenship and Exile for Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede – A White House petition gathering force calls for citizenship to be stripped and exile for anyone who signs a petition in favor of a state’s secession. “Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported,” the full petition reads…. As of this writing, 2,205 have signed the petition; 22,795 more signatures are needed for the issue to be addressed by the White House.

The Rand Paul Evolution: Rand Paul calls for ‘path to citizenship’ for illegals
Politico – In an interview with POLITICO, Paul said he’ll return to Congress this week pushing measures long avoided by his party. He wants to work with liberal Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and Republicans to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for pot possession. He wants to carve a compromise immigration plan with an “eventual path” to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a proposal he believes could be palatable to conservatives. And he believes his ideas — along with pushing for less U.S. military intervention in conflicts overseas — could help the GOP broaden its tent and appeal to crucial voting blocs that handed Democrats big wins in the West Coast, the Northeast and along the Great Lakes.

San Diego Residents Face 6 Years In Prison For Washing Their Car
Paul Joseph Watson – …Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act would turn the most mundane of activities into a criminal offense…. “Under the draft rules, ordinary homeowners may face six years in prison and fines of $100,000 a day if they are deemed serial offenders of such new crimes as allowing sprinklers to hit the pavement, washing a car in the The regulations will be enforced with the aid of a 24-hour telephone snitch line which residents of San Diego, south Orange and southwest Riverside counties can use to report on their neighbors for violating the new code.

2012 Election News

19,605 to zero is statistical proof of outright vote fraud in 2012 presidential election
(NaturalNews) In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election, there were scattered concerns from across the political spectrum that vote fraud could occur in some sections of the country. While many of those fears did not come to fruition, based on final vote tallies in some polling districts, it’s hard to fathom that some form of fraud did not occur.

Yes on 37 says vote-fraud accusations are ‘disrupting the healing’
(NaturalNews) An email sent to one person from a significant member of the YES ON 37 campaign thinks I’m getting in the way. “I find John’s [sic] article to be disrupting to the healing that has to take place.” That’s the quote. Healing? You’re kidding, right?


VIDEO: Stocks Tumble as Congressman Predicts Economic Riots in America
Kurt Nimmo – Stocks tumbled again on fears of the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff in the United States and a failure by eurozone finance ministers and the IMF to decide how Greece will resolve its sovereign debt and pay off the banksters at Société Générale, Deutsche Bank, Eurobank, and other loan sharking institutions. “This morning the reasons du jour started out with Europe and the kerfuffle over Greece and then you have the fiscal cliff,” Michael Holland, chairman of New York-based Holland & Co., told Bloomberg News.

Marc Faber: Prepare for an Epic Market Meltdown
CNBC – The markets are going to go into meltdown soon, so expect stocks to lose 20 percent of their value, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report told CNBC on Tuesday. “I don’t think markets are going down because of Greece, I don’t think markets are going down because of the ‘fiscal cliff’ — because there won’t be a ‘fiscal cliff,’ ” Faber told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “The market is going down because corporate profits will begin to disappoint, the global economy will hardly grow next year or even contract, and that is the reason why stocks, from the highs of September of 1,470 on the S&P, will drop at least 20 percent, in my view.”

Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over ‘Cliff’
CNBC – Fearing an increase in capital gains and dividend taxes, many of the rich are unloading stocks, businesses and homes before the end of the year. Wealth advisors say that with capital-gains taxes potentially going to 25 percent from 15 percent, and other possible increases in the dividend tax, estate tax and other taxes, many clients are selling now to save millions in taxes.

Labor Fight Could Kill Off Twinkies, Wonder Bread – Twinkie-maker Hostess Brands said Monday that it could go into liquidation if its bakers continue striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court. The company announced Monday that it was closing bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati in response to the strike, cutting 627 jobs in total. The bakers’ strike, which began last week, continued Monday at around 24 of Hostess’ 36 plants, and Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said the firm could close more bakeries or even move into liquidation if workers don’t return to their jobs soon.

Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Occupy LA, labor unions protest corporate control in US
Press TV – The protesters are targeting downtown LA, where the headquarters of Bank of America and Wells Fargo are located. Activists argue that large tax breaks for wealthy corporations such as Wells Fargo increase pressure on local communities, making public services such as healthcare unaffordable for the working class. Reports indicate that Wells Fargo has profits of more than USD 50 billion and federal tax breaks of USD 18 billion.


Flu shots are medical procedures that come with deadly risks
(NaturalNews) New data presented at IDWeek 2012 shows a small mortality risk the flu poses for healthy children. Considering that 30 percent of all flu vaccines can come with adverse reactions and according to the CDC, six percent of those will be “serious” events – including death – we are long past the point of diminishing return. Of course, their overall Big Pharma findings support the usual public rhetoric that encourages families to line up and bare their arms en-mass for a shot to prove that they take the flu virus seriously every year.

Forget the flu shot: Fight the flu naturally by not blowing your nose
(NaturalNews) A study conducted at the University of Virginia used CT scans on people while coughing, sneezing and blowing their nose. They discovered that people who sneeze or cough experience little to no pressure in their nasal cavities. However, people who blew their nose caused pressure that propelled mucus backwards into their sinuses every time. The lead researcher said that the mucus traveling back into the sinuses could result in further infection. Instead of nose blowing, people should wipe their noses.

Bayer Buys Schiff for $1.2 Billion
Dr. Mercola – Drug giant Bayer HealthCare LLC will be acquiring Schiff Nutrition International, a leading nutritional supplement company, for $1.2 billion in a deal that is expected to close by year’s end. Not only do drug companies stand to gain revenue by buying up supplement makers – they’re essentially getting rid of their competition so they can control the ENTIRE supplement industry. If our supplement industry is captured by pharmaceutical corporations, you can expect legislation that will force you to obtain a prescription for natural remedies. This sort of restriction places the drug industry in complete control of supplements, both in terms of access and price, which is the LAST thing you should want if you value natural, non-pharmaceutical healthcare options.

Vitamin D scientifically shown to treat tuberculosis, significantly speed recovery time
(NaturalNews) Exposing your skin daily to natural sunlight or regularly supplementing with high doses of vitamin D3 can effectively shorten the duration of tuberculosis infection. This is the finding of a new study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which reveals once again that vitamin D plays a critical role in disease treatment and prevention.

Anemia reversed
(NaturalNews) Anemia is a symptom caused by a myriad of conditions. These conditions include iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin C deficiency, Vitamin E deficiency, vitamin B6 deficiency, and thyroid disorders, for openers.

American Academy of Pediatrics says pesticides aren’t bad for babies – Eat more!
(NaturalNews) The duplicitous report by AAP, which reads as though it was written by the chemical industry, concedes that organic produce has significantly lower pesticide levels than conventional produce, and that this variance could be significant for childhood health outcomes. And yet in the same breath, the report concludes that since there is supposedly no “direct evidence” that consuming a solely organic diet leads to better health outcomes than a mixed or conventional diet, the jury is still out as to whether or not pesticides are truly dangerous for children.

Having a ‘harmless’ ultrasound? Beware of serious infections
(NaturalNews) While some people have raised questions about the high-frequency sounds damaging fetuses, now there is another concern. It turns out that reports are accumulating that show the clear, water-based conducting gel that’s applied to the skin so the transducer will slide easily can be contaminated with bacteria that can cause life-threatening illnesses.

‘Tis the season for dry skin
(NaturalNews) Eating healthy fats can also be a beneficial combatant against dry skin. Also known as essential fatty acids, healthy fats can readily be found in fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. Vitamins A, E, and D can also be of great assistance during cold months. Vitamin A is found in veggies like carrots, yams, and green, leafy vegetables, while vitamin E is common in raw, unsalted seeds and nuts. The body naturally produces vitamin D when skin is in sunlight, but during winter, other sources can be found like sweet potatoes, fish, and eggs.

Forget Natural Alternatives, Scientists Now Using Illegal Meth to Treat Flu
Natural Society – It is no satire, scientists based out of Taiwan have conducted research on the effects of methamphetamine on the flu and are now reporting that it does indeed exhibit flu-fighting properties. Granted the scientists are not recommending that the pure form of meth be utilized in the treatment of the flu, but instead they actually plan on taking further time and research to figure out which parts of the meth are responsible for the effects. This is beyond ridiculous when considering that there is already a bountiful amount of research showing the significant anti-flu capabilities of natural substances like whole foods and vitamin D.

Simple Steps to Kick the Sugar Habit – Fast!
Natural Society – The good news for anyone suffering from an addiction to sugar is that the withdrawal symptoms fade fast. By changing diet to eliminate refined sugar and include natural, raw sugars, the body can easily recover. Whole grain bread with raw honey can replace processed ‘goodies’ such as doughnuts or other sugary treats. Raw honey is a natural, healthful sugar that is processed by the digestive system easily. Honey can cause a blood glucose spike, but not as dramatic as refined sugar, nor does the brain react as it does to ‘table sugar’. (Here are some awesome health benefits of honey you won’t want to miss). It will take about one week to kill the cravings – during this time, always use natural, raw natural sugar sources in place of refined sugar like honey or Stevia.

Science & Technology

U.S.-Canada Integrated Cybersecurity Agenda
Intel Hub – In a move that received little attention, both countries recently announced a joint cybersecurity action plan. Cyber threats know no national borders which has made the issue an important security concern. A fully integrated North American security perimeter would be entrusted with preventing and responding to any such attacks. One of the key priorities identified in the November 2011 Beyond the Border Action Plan is cybersecurity…. Merging cyber threat strategies would force Canada to further bring its security practices in line with American ones and under the reach of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

New Google Transparency Report Says Government Surveillance and Censorship is on the Rise
Intel Hub – The numbers that they give in the new transparency reports are alarming, but even Google admits that they only represent a small portion of what is taking place, because they only know about the government spying that is going on through their networks, with their knowledge. According to the report: “This is the sixth time we’ve released this data, and one trend has become clear: Government surveillance is on the rise. As you can see from the graph below, government demands for user data have increased steadily since we first launched the Transparency Report. In the first half of 2012, there were 20,938 inquiries from government entities around the world. Those requests were for information about 34,614 accounts.”

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Why American & European Fruits And Vegetables Have No Flavor
Gaia Health -The main reason is actually a scientific one. It turns out that fruits and vegetables that ripen more consistently are also flavorless. In the wild, tomatoes ripen inconsistently. There is an evolution/natural selection pressure that favors this because inconsistent ripening allows the tomatoes a greater chance to be eaten by birds and animals, thereby allowing for those seeds to spread and germinate. However, there is a genetic mutation that allows uniform ripening that affects a percentage of tomatoes, and this genetic change also happens to make the tomatoes less nutritious and flavorful. The full explanation on this mutation is found in Scientists Find Gene Behind Ripe, Tasteless Tomatoes..

Today in History – Tuesday – November 13, 2012
1775 – During the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal.
1789 – Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
1805 – Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a recipe and called it the “frankfurter.”
1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is best known for Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
1909 – 250 miners were killed in a fire and explosion at the St. Paul Mine at Cherry, IL.
1927 – The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.
1933 – In Austin, MN, the first sit-down labor strike in America took place.
1942 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
1956 – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses.
1971 – The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, Mars.
1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC. 
1984 – A libel suit against Time, Inc. by former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon went to trial in New York.
1986 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly acknowledged that the U.S. had sent “defensive weapons and spare parts” to Iran. He denied that the shipments were sent to free hostages, but that they had been sent to improve relations.
1994 – In San Francisco, CA, a heavily armed gunman traded fire with police, hitting two police officers, a paramedic and another person before being killed.
1994 – Sweden voted to join the European Union.
1995 – Seven people, including five Americans are killed in a car bomb attack at a U.S. military headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
1997 – Iraq expelled six U.N. arms inspectors that were U.S. citizens.
1998 – Monica Lewinsky signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press for the North American rights to her story about her affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1998 – U.S. President Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000, without an apology or admission of guilt, to throw out her sexual harassment lawsuit.
2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush signed an executive order that would allow for military tribunals to try any foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. It was the first time since World War II that a president had taken such action.
2009 – NASA announced that water had been discoved on the moon. The discovery came from the planned impact on the moon of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS).

World News

VIDEO: Israel fires at two Syrian mortar batteries, reports ‘direct hit’
RT – The Israeli military has fired tanks shells into Syria for the second consecutive day after a stray mortar round landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The IDF fired “towards the source of the fire” and confirmed “direct hits.” The Israel Defense Force (IDF) tanks fired on two Syrian mortar shell batteries in response to the errant mortar shell that landed near an IDF outpost in Hazeka on Monday. The retaliatory strike comes a day after a similar incident compelled the Israeli military to fire a single Tamuz anti-tank missile into Syria.

Israel threatens to close cash tap if Palestinians seek UN recognition – Israel will stop collecting tax revenues for the Palestinian Authority and not hand over any money if President Mahmoud Abbas continues to seek observer state membership of the United Nations, Israel’s finance minister said on Saturday…. On Wednesday, the Western-backed Palestinian Authority circulated a draft resolution to UN member states that calls for upgrading its UN status to that of observer state, despite objections by the United States and Israel.

Egyptian jihadist calls for destruction of Sphinx, Pyramids – An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week. Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.” “All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues,” he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by Egyptian and Arab audiences.

Argentine Judge Freezes Chevron Assets To Pay $19 Billion Ecuador Fine – Adrian Elcuj Miranda, a judge in Buenos Aires, has ordered the seizure of Chevron’s assets in Argentina, to force the company to pay a $19 billion penalty for polluting the Amazon in Ecuador. The plaintiffs are seeking similar legal action in Brazil, Canada, Colombia and other countries.

Spanish bank halts foreclosures after evicted woman’s suicide
Press TV – “The president of Kutxabank, Mario Fernandez, has instructed that the entity should immediately halt all mortgage-related eviction procedures until the new related regulations are known,” the bank said in a statement released on Saturday. This decision comes as Amaia Egana jumped to death from her fourth-floor balcony in Basque city of Barakaldo on Friday as a judicial commission from the local court walked into her apartment to foreclose on her.

YouTube: The Economic Collapse of Greece
Published on Aug 19, 2012 – Visualization of the article ” The Financial Collapse Of Greece: The Canary In The Coal Mine For The Global Economy? ” Text by the Economic Collapse website. Designed, animated and narrated by Angelow.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

When former CIA chief David Petraeus enraged the Israel lobby – What Foxman and other Israel lobbyists understood correctly was that Petraeus was articulating a view that is increasingly common within the US establishment, but is an absolute taboo when it comes to stating it publicly: that US “interests” and Israeli “interests” are not identical, and that Israel might be a strategic burden, rather than an asset to the United States.

VIDEO: Petraeus mistress reveals real motive behind Benghazi attack
RT – The fallout from former CIA head David Petraeus’ resignation might be more significant than first thought: as all eyes turn to the ex-intelligence chief’s mistress, it’s apparent that she may have been privy to what really happened in Benghazi.

Now many states want to secede from U.S.
WND – Since WND first reported that residents in the state of Louisiana were petitioning to secede from the U.S., residents in over 20 more states have filed requests with the White House to peaceably break from the union. Furthermore, the Louisiana petition has topped 14,000 signatures, more than halfway to the threshold needed after which the White House has pledged to respond. And for Texas, one of the new states to join the fray, the signature count now tops 25,000…. Joining Louisiana now are Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.

Round 2: Texas Bill Would Ban Invasive TSA Pat Downs
Paul Joseph Watson – A new bill introduced today by Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) would criminalize invasive TSA pat downs in Texas… The Texas Travel Freedom Act, House Bill 80, would ban the very procedure that has caused rancor across the country, namely any pat down that, “touches the anus, breast, buttocks, or sexual organ of the other person, including touching through clothing.” The bill would also make it an offense for a TSA screener, or indeed any federal employee, to remove, “A child younger than 18 years of age from the physical custody or control of a parent or guardian of the child or a person standing in the stead of a parent or guardian of the child.”

VIDEO: Woman Describes Shocking Sexual Abuse At Hands of TSA
Paul Joseph Watson – 58-year-old Maggie Buckenmayer was going through a TSA checkpoint in Birmingham, Alabama when her harrowing encounter began. As expected given that she has implants in her knees, Buckenmayer set off the metal detector and was then subjected to an “extremely invasive” pat down which included a woman TSA screener groping Buckenmayer’s “female body parts”.

Mark Simmons, Rochester, NY Cop who Shot 13-Year Old Suicidal Girl, Promoted to Lieutenant – On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Rochester, NY Police Sgt. Mark Simmons will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Emails, texts and messages on facebook went out congratulating Simmons on his promotion. And, once again the Rochester, NY Police department, and current RPD Chief James Sheppard, continue a long practiced ‘Good ol’ boys club’ way of rewarding problem officers with promotions.

2012 Election News

Louisiana voters choose gun rights – Kudos to Louisianans who on Nov. 6 overwhelmingly voted for Proposition Two, an amendment to their state’s constitution that solidifies the Second Amendment in the state of Louisiana. The new law says that “the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right” and would require courts to apply “the highest standard” of law when and if state municipalities enact laws that act in violation of the second amendment. Critics say this measure will open the door to a flood of appeals to the courts by criminals who will seek to overturn convictions and gain access to firearms. They also suggest that the new law will lead to a reversal of gun restrictions that are now in place, such as at schools, courthouses and churches.

Washington County Bans GMO Cultivation – One very interesting ballot initiative we missed: Examiner reports San Juan County, Washington passed Initiative Measure No. 2012-4, making it illegal to “propagate, cultivate, raise or grow plants, animals and other organisms which have been genetically modified.”Exceptions are allowed for GMO cultivation for research and health care use. The initiative does not prohibit the sale of products containing GMO ingredients, nor require labeling of those products made with them.

YouTube: Neocon Bill Kristol Admits Ron Paul Supporters Are the Future of The GOP
Fox News Nov 12, 2012.

Judge Napolitano: Four More Years for the Unwitting Authoritarian – Only in America can a president who inherits a deep recession and whose policies have actually made the effects of that recession worse get re-elected. Only in America can a president who wants the bureaucrats who can’t run the Post Office to micromanage the administration of every American’s health care get re-elected. Only in America can a president who kills Americans overseas who have never been charged or convicted of a crime get re-elected. And only in America can a president who borrowed and spent more than $5 trillion in fewer than four years, plans to repay none of it and promises to borrow another $5 trillion in his second term get re-elected. What’s going on here?


US Manufacturers Have Three Million Available Jobs To Fill
Donna Anderson – According to Brian Pitts, the “60 Minutes” correspondent covering last night’s story, the idea that American manufacturers have all taken their jobs out of the country is an exaggeration. There are still plenty of manufacturing plants here in the states. Right now, Pitts says, there are more than 3 million job openings in the US, and as many as 500,000 of those jobs aren’t being filled because employers can’t find qualified workers.


43 Natural Alternatives for Cystic Fibrosis
Green Med Info – Many individuals with cystic fibrosis have difficulty with lung infections developing into pneumonia, especially Pseudomonas. Many plant materials are being researched for their therapeutic value for our immune and lung health. Here are 43 natural substances that have been researched to possibly improve the lung status of people with cystic fibrosis.

Beans Consumption Helps Reduce Blood Pressure, Heart Disease Risk
Natural Society – Eating a cup of legumes a day can lower blood pressure in individuals with Type 2 diabetes, thereby reducing their risk of heart disease, according to new research published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. All participants showed improved levels of blood fat, blood glucose, and hemoglobin A1C levels. Those who ate legumes, however, also experienced healthier levels of blood pressure.

Citrus Fruit and Green Tea Combination Amplifies Cancer Protection, Study Finds
Natural Society – A study carried out in Japan has once again shown the cancer-fighting properties of citrus fruit. The study found that those who were eating the fruit had significantly lower risk of getting a number of cancers, but this was also true of green tea consumers. Interestingly and more importantly, daily citrus consumption provided significant protection when combined with green tea consumption.

Science & Technology

Skype rats out alleged WikiLeaks supporter without waiting for court warrant
RT – Say goodbye to online service providers protecting the identities of their users. With just a bit of begging, a Texas-based intelligence firm succeeded in convincing Skype to send over sensitive account data pertaining to a teenage WikiLeaks fan.

Pet News

More Is Not Better: What you and your vet need to know about vaccinations
Dogs Naturally – Do you trust that your vet really understands the dangers of vaccines and how the core vaccines likely last for the life of your dog? The fact is, most vets don’t know this and the result is your dog could be getting unnecessary vaccines. The best way to ensure your pet isn’t harmed by unnecessary vaccines is to read the attached article which summarizes the research showing just how long the core vaccines last. What you see might surprise you.

Humor & Satire

YouTube: Dissecting Group Think
I would not discuss it in terms quite so flattering, but this is how it works…. Transcript: If you’ve learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let’s watch a movement happen, start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and dissect some lessons…

Today in History – Monday – November 12, 2012
1859 – The first flying trapeze act was performed by Jules Leotard at Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France. He was also the designer of the garment that is named after him.
1892 – William “Pudge” Heffelfinger became the first professional football player when he was paid a $500 bonus for helping the Allegheny Athletic Association beat the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.
1915 – Theodore W. Richards, of Harvard University, became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
1918 – Austria and Czechoslovakia were declared independent republics.
1927 – Joseph Stalin became the ruler of the Soviet Union. Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party leading to Stalin coming to power.
1933 – In Philadelphia, the first Sunday football game was played.
1942 – During World War II, naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces. The Americans won a major victory.
1944 – During World War II, the German battleship “Tirpitz” was sunk off the coast of Norway.
1946 – The first drive-up banking facility opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, IL.
1948 – The war crimes tribunal sentenced Japanese Premier Hideki Tojo and six other World War II Japanese leaders to death.
1954 – Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892.
1964 – Paula Murphy set the female land speed record 226.37 MPH.
1979 – U.S. President Carter ordered a halt to all oil imports from Iran in response to 63 Americans being taken hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran on November 4.
1980 – The U.S. space probe Voyager I came within 77,000 miles of Saturn while transmitting data back to Earth.
1984 – Space shuttle astronauts Dale Gardner and Joe Allen snared the Palapa B-2 satellite in history’s first space salvage.
1985 – In Norfolk, VA, Arthur James Walker was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a spy ring run by his brother, John A. Walker Jr.
1987 – The American Medical Association issued a policy statement that said it was unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely because that person had AIDS or was HIV-positive.
1991 – In the U.S., Robert Gates was sworn in as CIA director.
1995 – The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to dock with the Russian space station Mir.
1997 – The UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on Iraq for constraints being placed on UN arms inspectors.
1997 – Ramzi Yousef was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
2001 – American Airlines flight 587 crashed just minutes after take off from Kennedy Airport in New York. The Airbus A300 crashed into the Rockaway Beach section of Queens. All 260 people aboard were killed.
2001 – It was reported that the Northern Alliance had taken the Kabul, Afghanistan, from the ruling Taliban. The Norther Alliance at this point was reported to have control over most of the northern areas of Afghanistan.

World News

‘Iran ready to help reconstruct Iraq’
Press TV – Iran’s Vice President for International Affairs Ali Saeedlou has expressed the country’s readiness to participate in the reconstruction of Iraq. “Given its great capabilities in various areas, the Islamic Republic of Iran can stand by the Iraqi officials in the country’s reconstruction and progress,” Saeedlou said in a meeting with Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Rosh Nori Shawis in Arbil on Monday. Saeedlou also called for the further expansion of economic and political ties between the Islamic Republic and Iraq.

Fierce fighting on Turkish-Syrian border risks igniting broader conflict
RT – Syrian shelling and airstrikes targeting rebel positions on the Turkish border have killed at least 12 people. NATO vowed to “do what it takes to defend Turkey” as fighting on the Turkish-Syrian border risks sparking a broader regional conflagration. A Syrian fighter jet reportedly bombed the rebel-held position three times on Monday, killing more than a dozen people in the frontier town of Ras al-Ayn, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A Turkish official told AP on condition of anonymity that 70 people injured in the airstrike had been brought to Turkey for treatment, where eight more of them died. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters in Rome the jet did not cross his country’s border, though Turkey would have responded if it had.

EU talks on banking union to expose divisions
BRUSSELS (AP) — Shoring up Europe’s banking sector and strengthening oversight of economic policies topped the agenda of a meeting Tuesday of the European Union’s 27 finance ministers that was expected to expose divisions among the continent’s powers. Weakness in the banking sector and inadequate monitoring of national budgets were prime causes of Europe’s three-year financial crisis. Fixing those areas is crucial not only to ending the current crisis but also preventing a repeat.

Thousands of doctors protest in Paris
Press TV – Thousands of doctors have held a demonstration in Paris to protest insufficient salaries and working conditions as the second-largest economy in the eurozone continues to grapple with economic woes…. Reports say that France is heading for a recession at the end of the current year.

Army, IRGC begin joint maneuver in eastern Iran
Press TV – A massive seven-day joint maneuver involving Iran’s Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has begun in the eastern parts of the country…. According to IRIB news, F-4, F-5, F-7, F-14, Mirage and Sukhoi fighter jets as well as refueling aircraft will also be deployed in the maneuver…. Iran has held several major defense drills in recent months amid threats made and accusations leveled against the country’s peaceful nuclear program by the US and its allies.

Britain could intervene in Syria within months – top UK general
RT – The UK’s most senior general said on a BBC interview Sunday that Britain had in place contingency plans for a “very limited” response in the case of a worsening humanitarian situation in Syria within the next few months. The admission from Chief of the Defense Staff General Sir David Richards is the most serious warning yet that Britain is preparing for some kind of military involvement in Syria. It seems that British policy has now shifted from trying to support and organize the disparate rebel groups to considering full-blown military action.

Israel fires ‘warning shots’ at Syria over Golan Heights mortar strike
RT – Israel has fired warning shots into Syria after mortars launched from Syrian territory hit an Israeli base in the Golan Heights. It is the first time Israel has fired into Syrian territory since the 1973 war. The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) said the missile was fired as a warning shot after an errant mortar fired from Syria hit the military post.

Israel threatens to escalate attacks against Palestinians in Gaza
Press TV – Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Ehud Barak said on Sunday that Tel Aviv had been weighing multiple options to punish Palestinians. “During the last two days, the IDF (Israel military), upon my instruction, has been evaluating the host of options for harsher responses against Hamas and the other… organizations in Gaza,” Barak said. “We will strike with an ever-growing intensity,” he threatened.

VIDEO: Assad: Erdogan thinks he’s Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman
RT – In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish PM of eyeing Syria with imperial ambitions. Assad told RT that the West creates scapegoats as enemies – from communism, to Islam, to Saddam Hussein. He accused Western countries of aiming to turn him into their next enemy.

Greek parliament passes harsh 2013 austerity budget despite public protests
Press TV – The passage of the bill was a pre-condition for Athens to unlock a 31.5 billion euro (40 billion dollars) tranche of bailout funds from its three international creditors — the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank…. Ahead of the vote, around 15,000 anti-austerity protesters filled the streets leading to the parliament building in Athens to voice their anger at the fresh cuts in public spending and wages.

Evicted Spaniard’s suicide brings thousands to the streets
RT -Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Basque Spanish city of Barakaldo to condemn the suicide of an evictee as well as to protest against further foreclosures. Fifty-three-year-old Amaia Egaña jumped four floors to her death as bailiffs prepared to kick her out after she failed to stay current on her mortgage payments. She is the second person in less than three weeks to commit suicide in the face of an impending eviction. Organizers of the Stop Eviction march called for immediate action by Madrid to end foreclosures, blaming the suicide on Spain’s economic hardship.

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus
RT – America’s cyberwar is already seeing collateral damage, and it’s hitting the country’s own billion-dollar companies. Oil giants Chevron say the Stuxnet computer virus made by the US to target Iran infected their systems as well.

Bill Gates Malaria Vaccine Flops In African Trials
Activist Post – In what may prove to be a minor public relations setback for vaccine pushers like Bill Gates and GlaxoSmithKline, the much touted Mosquirix malaria vaccine recently rolled out in Africa has been officially demonstrated to be only 30% effective in babies…. Nevertheless, GSK has announced that it will not be giving up in the attempt to develop Mosquirix into a more “effective” vaccine, and will be working with governments and international groups in order to fund the operation.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in the Millions with No Risk Assessment
Activist Post – Thus far, millions mosquitoes were released in various locations; Cayman Islands, Malaysia, and Brazil. Now, the GM mosquito creator Oxitec may release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fields of crops, including olives, citrus fruits, cabbage, tomatoes, and cotton. A UK-based company, Oxitec is the maker of all genetically modified insects. The company’s goal is to create a global market, where GM insects will be released around the world in order to take over natural insect populations.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

YouTube: Petraeus Gagged? ‘Scandal timing may mean political cover-up’
RT – The resignation of the director of the CIA and one of America’s most decorated military commanders David Petraeus has dominated headlines and air-time in American media recently. But while his extramarital affair’s been in the spotlight, the real cause for concern are the ramifications for the country as a whole. For more RT talks to James Corbett – editor of The Corbett Report.

General Petraeus: “The Spy Who Loved Him”
Jon Rappoport – It’s absurd to think the FBI just found out about CIA Director Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer. The timing is too convenient. The FBI knew about the affair some time ago and, under strict orders, kept their mouths shut until just after Election Day. If they hadn’t, the scandal would have blown up during Obama’s campaign run.

General Allen probed for link to Petraeus scandal
Press TV – In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Obama is considering replacing Leon Panetta with John Kerry
Press TV – President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

6,125 Proposed Regulations and Notifications Posted in Last 90 Days–Average 68 per Day
CNS News – It’s Friday morning [Nov 9th], and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its website…. The thousands of entries run the gamut from meeting notifications to fee schedules to actual rules and proposed rule changes.

New Jersey: Old General Motors Plant Being Converted to an Active FEMA Camp Now
Intel Hub – According to local reports, near the Linden Airport north of Woodbridge a massive FEMA camp is being constructed in plain sight as military guards and officials downplay the activity as normal. Inside the camps perimeter there are water tanker trucks, tents, building supplies, and portable shower/sanitation facilities causing concern to say the least. It was reported by the Woodbridge Patch that a few of the guards admitted the new construction on the site was indeed a FEMA project.

Election mandate in hand, Obama readies more Iran sanctions
RT – The US State Department and Treasury announced on Thursday that the sanctions are aimed at senior Iranian officials and several related entities. US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said they are “responsible for the abuses carried out against their own citizens.” The US State Department and Treasury announced on Thursday that the sanctions are aimed at senior Iranian officials and several related entities. US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said they are “responsible for the abuses carried out against their own citizens.”

VIDEO: David Petraeus resigns as CIA director
Washington Post – CIA Director David H. Petraeus resigned Friday and admitted to having an extramarital affair, bringing a surprisingly abrupt end to his brief tenure at the spy agency as well as his decorated career in national security. Petraeus, a retired four-star U.S. Army general once considered a potential presidential candidate, met with President Obama on Thursday and said he was prepared to step down because of the affair. Obama accepted the resignation in a phone call to Petraeus on Friday, officials said.
* Related Article: Biographer, Paula Broadwell, was the other woman

VIDEO: Petraeus Was Slated to Testify on Benghazi Next Week
Breitbart – Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. Bret Baier of Fox News just tweeted, “With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be ‘stunned’ by the announcement.”… The two figures most linked to the disaster in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Petraeus, are gone. The figure most linked with Fast and Furious, Eric Holder, will be gone. The figure most linked to the administration’s economic failures, Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner, will be gone. Only Obama remains. He ran out the clock on his scandals, and now throws anyone associated with them overboard.
* Related Video/Article: Sen. Graham: “Essential” for Petraeus to testify at Benghazi hearings

Clinton Refuses to Testify on Benghazi, Cites Scheduling Conflict
Business Week – While the State Department responded that Clinton will be traveling abroad next week, the invitation to the Nov. 15 hearing signaled a post-election renewal of a politically charged debate over the attack resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Other State Department officials plan to provide closed- door briefings for lawmakers, including a session with the Senate intelligence committee on Nov. 15, department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters today.

VIDEO: Petraeus Resignation is About Putting Arms and Men in Syria
Kurt Nimmo – The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus is not about an extramarital affair with his biographer, reserve Army officer Paula Broadwell. It’s about U.S. policy in the Middle East, the ongoing “color revolutions,” and specifically the operation underway to arm al-Qaeda, the FSA in Syria, and overthrow the al-Assad regime.
* Related Article: Congress to investigate whether Petraeus scandal was a political cover-up

The Man Who Tracked Down Bin Laden Reported To Be New Head Of CIA
Business Insider – With David Petraeus stepping down as CIA Director after reports of an extra-marital affair, we’re seeing reports that Mike Morell, currently deputy C.I.A. director, will take the job on an interim basis. Morell’s official bio is here, but it doesn’t mention one key thing — his role in tracking Osama bin Laden. In a Vanity Fair article about the decision to kill bin Laden, Mark Bowdon described Morell as “the head of the C.I.A.’s bin Laden team”.

US may soon scrap Cold War trade restrictions on Russia
The US Congress may soon end Cold War-era trade sanctions by voting to give companies greater access to Russia’s developing market. Republican leaders had previously blocked the issue from going to a vote, despite Russia’s accession into the WTO. The House Rules Committee is set to meet on Tuesday to discuss the establishment of “permanent normal trade relations” with Russia, paving the way for a vote at the end of this week.

220 marijuana cases dismissed in King, Pierce counties
Seattle Times – King and Pierce County prosecutors are dismissing more than 220 misdemeanor marijuana cases in response to Tuesday’s vote to decriminalize small amounts of pot…. Satterberg said he expected federal authorities to seek an injunction to block implementation of I-502′s state licensing scheme for marijuana retailers and growers. “I think it’s the kind of issue the U.S. Supreme Court will have a final word on,” said [King County Prosecutor Dan] Satterberg, calling it an “an important state’s rights issue.”

Ron Paul Won’t Go Quietly – Americans haven’t heard the last of libertarian icon Ron Paul. The former Republican presidential candidate, who inspired the most passionate followers of anyone in the 2012 race, says he will continue spreading the word about the need for less government, lower taxes, and fewer U.S. military interventions abroad. 
* Related Video:
 Ron Paul on the Alex Jones Show

Airport screeners ratify first-ever union contract with TSA – The nation’s 44,000 newly unionized airport screeners have ratified their first-ever collective bargaining agreement, giving them more say in what they wear on the job, the shifts they work and the time off they take, whether they can change from part-time to full-time work or back, their union announced today.

TSA uniform perks more expensive than Marine Corps
Washington Examiner – TSA employees will see their uniform allowances nearly double to $446 per year,” the House Transportation Committee noted in a press release on the TSA’s new collective bargaining agreement. “By comparison, a combat Marine Lieutenant receives a one-time uniform allowance of $400. The cost of the increase in TSA uniform allowance is an estimated $9.63 million annually.”

FEMA Camp ‘Freedom’ Houses over 800 Citizens in Oceanport as New York Opens Prison for Displaced Individuals
Intel Hub – No media is allowed into “Camp Freedom” as the government is afraid the truth will reach the masses. City and government buses have been converted to transport displaced civilians and emergency workers into the camp as a major snow squall and bad weather continue to plague the region. Martial law is still in effect. Military, FEMA and the Red Cross are on scene inside the camp perimeter. The third world conditions at “Camp Freedom” are despicable to say the least as residents have stated…

VIDEO: Illinois County Looks to Balance Budget Through Gun Tax
Activist Post – In a new tax scheme covered in the video below, gun buyers in Cook County, IL will have to pay an additional $25 per purchase in what is of course being dubbed “the violence tax.” Citing a massive 25% spike in gun-related violence in the Chicago area, the county feels that this new tax “properly reflects the values and priorities” of the administration.

15 ‘Citizens’ Petition to Secede from the United States
Intel Hub – The news that 15 States have filed petitions to secede from the United States is not exactly accurate…. These petitions to secede have been created by individuals who have taken the action many have been contemplating for some time. Some states have passed various Acts that warn the Federal Government not to take any further action in certain areas, but to my knowledge, no State of the United States has officially declared or requested to secede from the United States – yet.

Ten Health Ranger predictions about December 2012 and the first half of 2013
(NaturalNews) Obama’s re-election has set a number of things in motion behind closed doors that are about to emerge before the Summer of 2013. If anything, Obama’s victory has accelerated the timeline of financial collapse that’s now a foregone conclusion for the United States of America. Here’s what I see unfolding between now and mid-2013 (or before other dates as stated below)…

2012 Election News

Yes on 37 refuses to challenge vote fraud!
(NaturalNews) In an email sent out on Nov. 9, the PR people for 37 wrote: “They [the leaders of YES ON 37] assume these [millions of uncounted] ballots won’t be in our favor. For this reason the campaign does not want to get involved in the pressuring for counting the remaining votes.”… In that email, we learn the brilliant reasoning behind this abject projection of a defeat. Buckle up: “Our understanding of the situation is that the campaign believes these [millions of uncounted votes] are early ballots that were sent in during the beginning stages of the barrage of opposition commercials [by NO ON 37]. These ballots tended vote against Prop 37. They assume the ballots won’t be in our favor.”

Vote fraud: who destroyed Prop 37 on election night?
(NaturalNews) Yesterday, by consulting four of the 57 county registrars in the state, I found 1.6 million votes still unprocessed. That was chicken feed. An updated report, as of noon today, November 9, posted at the California Secretary of State’s website, indicates that, for all of California, a boggling 3.3 million votes remain uncounted. So who called the shots? Who made the early and grossly premature projection on election night? Who told all the media outlets that Prop 37 had been defeated? I suspected it was Edison Media Research, an outfit that works for the National Election Pool (NEP). NEP is a media consortium that supplies election-night information to the press. This morning I spoke with a representative of Edison, who told me they didn’t make the projection on Prop 37. If true, that leaves Associated Press (AP) as the leading suspect.

VIDEO: Reality Check: Were Military Absentee Ballots Lost That Could Have Changed Election?
Liberty Crier – (FOX19) – As with any election, there are a number of theories as to why things went the way they did. We have been hearing from a number of people who have been telling us that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots might have been missed. Enough to overturn the election? Is it true?

VIDEO: What You Probably Haven’t Heard About Citizens United
Liberty Crier – In early 2008, a group called Citizens United sought to air commercials for their documentary that was highly critical of then-Senator Hillary Clinton. This appeared to violate federal election rules that prohibited corporations and unions from broadcasting “electioneering communications” within 60 days of an election. Citizens United sued the Federal Election Commission and ultimately won a landmark Supreme Court case that expanded corporations’ right to political speech.


YouTube: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk: Abolish All Price Controls: Let the Free Market Function!
Nov 11, 2012.

Companies Plan Massive Layoffs As Obamacare Becomes A Reality – Last night’s victory for the President marks the first time since its inception that Obamacare is no longer a what-if; it is the future of health care in America. It also means a near immediate impact on the economy. With 20 or so new or higher taxes set to be implemented, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income, through the $20 billion medical device tax, all the way down to the $600 million executive compensation limit, Obamacare will be a nearly unbearable tax burden on the economy. Who will pay? The middle-class workforce, of course.

VIDEO: Chicago’s First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process
CBS News – More than 3,000 people showed up for the 55 posted job openings, but city hiring rules require all applications be filed online, so many of those who attended left frustrated at having to stand in line for hours, without being able to actually apply for a job.

Veteran News

YouTube: Congress To Cut Benefits For Veterans?
RT – Over the centuries men and women have served in the US military and on November 11, America honors their sacrifice and bravery. But among the federal holiday, Congress plans on cutting defense spending, but will those cuts harm veterans who have served this country? Michael Prysner, veteran and founder of March Forward, joins us with more on Congress’ plan to cut funding.

Veteran News

Across US, Veterans Day commemorations under way
AP – Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States. The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on Monday. It’s the first such day honoring the men and women who served in uniform since the last U.S. troops left Iraq in December 2011.

Veterans: We Honor Those Who Die, We Neglect Those Who Survive
Veterans Today – It is sad and tragic that our nation did not give much care and attention to the mental status of the many who came back really damaged by the wars. Damage that is perhaps equally permanent likes the loss of limps. Many of the returning GIs ended on skid row in Chicago, in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and even many in small towns America. Neither the administration this one or past ones or the Veteran Affairs took the mental illness suffered by returning GI’s as a serious illness equal to the physical injuries suffered and must be treated if returning GIs were to become productive.

On any night, 76,000 veterans are homeless
Press TV – Veterans who eat at St. Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco receive a gift bag complete with a new pair of shoes on Veterans Day, officials say. “The heartbreaking reality is that 20 percent of the nearly 3,000 meals we serve daily at St. Anthony’s are served to veterans,” Stenger said in a statement. St. Anthony’s and the Veterans Administration provide help to veterans who face extreme isolation and services to help them rebuild their lives, Stenger said.

Occupy Wall Street Protest
VIDEO: Occupy Wall Street Takes to Agorism and Starts a “People’s Bailout”
Intel Hub – Members of Occupy Wall Street have recently started an effort called “Rolling Jubilee” and the stated mission on their website is to: “buy debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, we abolish it. We cannot buy specific individuals’ debt – instead, we help liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal.

Energy & Environment

Anger mounts as over 100,000 remain without power post-Sandy
RT – Residents of the northeastern US lashed out at a local utility company for its inability to restore power or provide information some two weeks after the region was hit by the deadly Hurricane Sandy. More than 120,000 New York and New Jersey residents remain without power as the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has failed to repair the grid connecting tens of thousands of homes and businesses to power.

25,000 ask to get out of Gulf spill settlement – About 79,000 Gulf Coast residents have filed damage claims under a proposed settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill, but 25,000 others want out of the deal, the claims administrator told a federal judge Thursday. BP and a steering committee of plaintiffs’ lawyers who negotiated the proposed settlement earlier this year defended it against objections that it’s unfair, and U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier also voiced skepticism about those complaints. BP attorney Rick Godfrey reaffirmed the British oil giant’s commitment to the deal despite the possibility that those who opt out may sue the company later.

Temporarily closed San Onofre nuclear plant will start operating without safety hearing
RT – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an independent agency of the federal government, has denied an environmental group’s request to force the San Onofre nuclear power plant to undergo judicial-style hearings before it can restart. The power plant was shut down nine months ago as a result of defective replacement steam generators. Con Edison, the company that runs the plant, has created a proposed plan to restart one of the two nuclear reactor units. But the group Friends of the Earth has accused the company of “radical design changes” that should be subject to a license amendment process. Con Edison has not obtained license amendments for most of the design changes.

Obama Shuts Down 1.6M Acres to Oil Shale Development
Breitbart – Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, the Obama Interior Department announced a plan to shut down 1.6 million acres of federal land to oil shale development. The land had originally been slated for drilling under President George W. Bush.


Asthma inhalers with tracking devices: The future of American Big Brother healthcare
(NaturalNews) Big Brother is finding new and inventive ways to keep track of you these days, thanks to an explosion in technology, and that now includes the healthcare industry, once considered a bastion of privacy. According to Wired magazine, a new “smart” asthma inhaler, which is designed to work in conjunction with a computer suite, allows health professions to track when a patient is having an asthma attack – including tracking the location of the patient when the attack is occurring. The suite, called Asthmapolis and which is being sold to consumers as a safety feature (sound familiar?), is supposed to help both patients and healthcare providers alike “better monitor the behavior of asthma,” Wired reported.

Top healing foods that stop ovarian cancer in its tracks
(NaturalNews) Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly diseases out there. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women — an astounding 14,000 out of 23,000 diagnosed each year, die. Ovarian cancer tends to be aggressive and generally has very few symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Fortunately, several natural remedies have proven to be exceptionally useful in both preventing and curing this silent killer. Ginger, ginkgo biloba, green tea and flaxseed are all remarkably effective at destroying ovarian cancer cells and tumors — hindering proliferation and increasing survival rates dramatically.

The importance of beta carotene
(NaturalNews) First and foremost beta carotenes are one of the many brightly compounds called carotenoids that make foods red, yellow, and orange. Also, those red or orange colored hydrocarbons found in carrots and other vegetables change into vitamin A in the body, which helps regulate the growth of cells and control immune system reactions. The cells that are affected most by vitamin A live in your digestive tract, in organs like the stomach.

7UP Being Sued for Antioxidant Claims
Natural Society – Misinformation aggravates us all, and unfortunately the food industry is rife with it. One Californian man, however, is holding a soda manufacturer legally culpable for false claims about its supposedly antioxidant sodas, including diet Cherry Antioxidant, Mixed Berry Antioxidant, and Pomegranate Antioxidant 7UP flavors. The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest is co-counsel in the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday.

Sky-high levels of radioactivity in fish from Fukushima means inedible seafood for at least a decade
(NaturalNews) Scientists were shocked to learn recently that levels of ionizing radiation in sea life living off the eastern coast of Japan are still exceptionally high following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the region back in March 2011. And according to a new paper published in the journal Science, which draws on a myriad of data collected by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), the discovery could mean that seafood from Japan will be inedible for at least the next decade.

Pass on the Edible Deodorant – Try These 10 Internal Deodorants Instead
Activist Post – Deo Perfume Candy promises its rose and geraniol ingredients will make you waft roses while you sweat. Unfazed, chemist George Preti said “’the wonderful smell known as body odor’ depends on the chemical composition of a person’s skin secretions and the type of bacteria feeding on them.” And he has a great point. But, the candy is hitting a truthful chord – that odor comes from the inside, why not battle them there instead of external masking? Unfortunately, it only emits a fragrance and doesn’t eradicate odor-ausing problems. It contains, among other questionable ingredients, sugar (which indirectly causes odor!) and the sugar-free kind has nerve-toxin Aspartame, made from GM bacteria and linked to cancer, brain damage and so much more.

Treat and minimize IBS symptoms with these natural remedies
(NaturalNews) Irritable bowel syndrome, otherwise known as “IBS,” is a condition that afflicts millions of Americans in large part because of our highly processed low fiber diets. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing condition that is marked by bloating, gas and a feeling of never quite being fully relieved after bowel movements.

Chia seeds are the ultimate survival food for long-term storage
(NaturalNews) It’s easy to store a 72-hour supply of food just by shopping at the grocery store, of course: Canned soup, bread, peanut butter and even salted nuts are all readily available as long as you don’t wait until the last days before a storm hits to buy some supplies. But what if you’re looking for food that keeps you alive during a long duration grid failure or natural disaster? What if you need to feed yourself and your family for 30 days or longer without a single trip to the grocery store?

Crust formed on overcooked foods can triple the risk of heart disease
(NaturalNews) Be careful the next time you order that hamburger and fries cooked on an open grill or over flames. Not only do you have to be especially cautious of hydrogenated and trans fats infused during cooking, but the crust formed on these foods, and many others, from grilling, charbroiling or frying boosts pre-formed anti-glycation end products (AGEs) that are shown to dramatically raise the risk of heart disease, especially in diabetics.

7 Ways to Cancer-Proof Your Home
Dr. Mercola – When it comes to cancer, you probably want to do what you can to avoid it. But how do you do that when it seems like everything around you poses a cancer risk? Here are seven important steps to removing the most obvious cancer risks from your home.

Women left at the mercy of untested prescription drugs as most drugs are only tested on men
(NaturalNews) Whilst doctors whine on about the dangers of alternative medicine, they has admitted that trials of major drugs are only carried out on men. This has led to up to one million women being admitted to hospitals every year with side effects from nausea and high blood pressure, to life threatening conditions. Some drugs tested for males have been prescribed to pregnant women without the drugs being approved for this purpose.

Natural medicine therapies significantly benefit arthritis sufferers
(NaturalNews) A new study published in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing found that almost 25 percent of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis used a procedure known as complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) to help them better manage their condition.

Documentary Reveals How the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry Conspire to Maintain a Failing Business Model
Dr. Mercola – Did you know that while the United States makes up only five percent of the world’s population, we consume over 50 percent of all the world’s pharmaceutical drugs? This sobering statistic and much more is revealed in Jeff Hays’ documentary film, Doctored. The primary focus of the film is on the chiropractic profession and its long-standing struggle to be recognized as authentic health professionals. In the 1980’s, chiropractors were still by and large viewed as quacks whose treatments were unscientific and potentially dangerous. Worse yet, chiropractors were also derided as ‘cultists’ at a time when Charles Manson and his cult followers wrought terror in California, and Jim Jones persuaded his followers to drink the Kool-Aid spiked with deadly poison.

Five amazing and unusual uses for algae – From healing your gut to fueling your car
(NaturalNews) The simple, single celled algae that comprise superfoods such as chlorella, spirulina, marine plankton, or blue-green algae (which some now consider a bacteria) are self-feeding photosynthetic (needing sunlight) organisms that grow in lakes, man-made pools, and the ocean.

Cocoa butter is not just for chocolate anymore – Discover the healthy secrets behind this sensuous food
(NaturalNews) Need another reason to love the cacao bean? As it turns out, cocoa butter has its own set of health enhancing properties apart from cocoa. External use of the butter clears everything from psoriasis to dermatitis to eczema, while conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart disease and cancer respond well to internal use. Cocoa butter is also nutrient dense — supplying antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and beneficial fats. Frequently used in skin care products, this heavenly butter is also great for cooking, smoothies and raw food creations.

Science & Technology

The Dark Side of Science – new video examines horrors of science pursued without ethics
(NaturalNews) When I began to investigate the horrors that have been committed against humanity in the last century or so, I was aghast to realize how many of them had been pursued in the name of “science.” DDT chemicals? “Scientific.” Agent Orange? … Watch my new video, The Dark Side of Science, to see yet more consequences of the scientific dictatorship that now threatens humanity.

‘Proof of Heaven’ documents existence of afterlife, multiverse, intelligent life beyond Earth, multidimensional realities
NaturalNews) There’s a secret that’s much bigger than politics, health freedom, science or even the entire history of the human race. That secret remains entirely unacknowledged — even condemned — by the scientific community, and yet it is the single most important secret about everything that is. Yes, everything.

YouTube: Ben Swann explains who funded SOPA and PIPA internet piracy bills
Ben Swann Reality Check explains the money trail behind SOPA and PIPA and why the national media won’t talk about these bills.

VIDEO: Mile High mystery: UFO sightings in sky over Denver – Strange objects caught on camera flying over the city and nobody can explain it. We first learned about these sightings when a metro area man, who does not want to be identified brought us his home video. He captured the images on his digital camera from a hilltop in Federal Heights looking south toward downtown Denver. He said, “The flying objects appear around noon or 1:00 p.m. at least a couple of times a week.” The strangest part is they are flying too fast to see with the naked eye, but when we slowed down the video, several UFOs appear.

Pet News

Researchers Shocked by Mushroom Study Results
Dr. Becker – In a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and published recently in an open-access article in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine1, dogs with hemangiosarcoma — an aggressive, malignant cancer that develops in the cells of blood vessels – were given a compound derived from a type of mushroom, Coriolus versicolor. According to researchers, the patients given this compound had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with this form of cancer.

Odd &  Stupid News

Every vote counts: Woman blames husband for Obama win, runs him over with car
Daily Caller – Here is one way to win an argument with your spouse: run him/her over with a car. An Arizona woman was apparently so enraged that her husband didn’t vote in last week’s presidential election that she ran him over with her Jeep. Holly Solomon, 28, and her husband, Daniel, reportedly got into a heated vehicular argument about the outcome of the presidential race in a parking lot Saturday, according to ABC affiliate KNXV-TV15 in Phoenix. Holly apparently believed that Daniel’s failure to exercise his right to vote had caused President Barack Obama to win re-election, and thought that a second Obama term would be bad for their family, according to local news sources.

Humor & Satire

VIDEO: The Little Bridge That Could – The Durham train trestle has stood its ground for the last 100 years. This fact doesn’t deter some drivers from challenging the bridge about once a month. All of them fail.

Today in History – Friday – November 9, 2012
1857 – The “Atlantic Monthly” first appeared on newsstands.
1872 – A fire destroyed about 800 buildings in Boston, MA.
1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to see the progress on the new canal. It was the first foreign trip by a U.S. president.
1918 – Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would abdicate. He then fled to the Netherlands.
1923 – In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German troops that were loyal to the democratic government. The event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.
1935 – United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization.
1938 – Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that became known as Kristallnacht or “Night of Broken Glass.”
1961 – Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world record speed of 4,093 mph.
1961 – The Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) eliminated its “Caucasians only” rule.
1965 – The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.
1967 – A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.
1979 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously called upon Iran to release all American hostages “without delay.” Militants, mostly students had taken 63 Americans hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, on November 4.
1981 – U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a 3-week Rapid Deployment Force exercise. Somalia, Sudan and Oman were also involved in the operation.
1984 – A bronze statue titled “Three Servicemen,” by Frederick Hart, was unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
1989 – Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.
1990 – Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany.
1992 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin, visiting London, appealed for assistance in rescheduling his country’s debt, and asked British businesses to invest.
1998 – A federal judge in New York approved the richest antitrust settlement in U.S. history. A leading brokerage firm was ordered to pay $1.03 billion to investors who had sued over price-rigging of Nasdaq stocks.
2004 – U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to pedestrians.

World News

UN warns of escalating humanitarian need in Syria
AP – The United Nations is warning that the number of people inside Syria needing humanitarian aid could rise sharply from 2.5 million now to 4 million by early next year if the civil war grinds on at its current deadly pace. John Ging, operations director for the U.N. humanitarian office, said the U.N. is also projecting that a failure to end the fighting will lead to an increase in the number of Syrians fleeing to neighboring countries, from almost 400,000 at present to around 700,000 in early 2013.

Japan to seek defense talks with US
AP – Japan’s defense minister says Tokyo is seeking talks with the United States to update their mutual defense guidelines and expressed concern over China’s increasingly assertive maritime policies. Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto told reporters Friday he would like to see the talks begin next month and cover a wide range of issues, including a review of what measures the countries could take in emergencies. He cited concerns over China’s growing naval power, along with terrorism and cybercrimes.

Argentineans hold largest anti-government demos in decade
Press TV – Demonstrators in Argentina are infuriated by the rising inflation, violent crime, high-profile corruption and reports that Fernandez could push through changes to the country’s constitution in an attempt to run for a third term in office.

UK’s Cameron to push for end of arms embargo for Syrian rebels – report
RT – British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to push for an end of the 2011 EU arms embargo on all sides of the Syrian conflict, a report shows, in order to help the opposition and force Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of office. Cameron also allegedly wants to exert more pressure on the US in this regard, Downing Street sources told The Guardian. If Cameron is successful in his bid, it could allow the UK to supply arms directly to the Syrian rebels.

Assad Vows to Remain in Syria
VOA – President Assad told Russia Today TV that he has no intention of leaving Syria, despite recent comments by British Prime Minister David Cameron that a deal could be arranged for him to go into exile. “I’m not a puppet, I was not made by the West to go to the West or any other country. I’m Syrian, I’m made in Syria and I have to live in Syria and die in Syria,” he said. Assad also said that his country is the “last stronghold of secularism and stability in the region,” and that he did not expect any Western intervention in his country, because it would have a “domino effect” across the world.

VIDEO: U.S. says Iranian jets fired at U.S. drone over Gulf
Washington Times – Two Iranian fighter jets pursued and fired at a U.S. predator drone on Nov. 1, but failed to take it down, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. The unmanned surveillance aircraft returned to base unharmed, a Defense Department spokesman said. The drone was in international airspace, about 16 miles off the coast of Iran, Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters Thursday. Iranian airspace extends only 12 miles off its coastline.

We don’t take Americans on trust’ – Rogozin on AMD
RT – Moscow does not trust Washington’s statements that the US missile defense system in Europe is not aimed against Russia, says Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin. However, Russia expects that after his re-election, US President Barack Obama will show more flexibility and take into account Russian and other country’s opinions on the configuration of the American-backed NATO defense shield. “At least we hope so,” Rogozin said at a Moscow conference on nuclear disarmament on Thursday.

Greek government defies protests to approve more austerity
Reuters – Lawmakers approved the spending cuts, tax hikes and measures making it easier to hire and fire workers after nearly 100,000 Greeks waving flags and chanting “Fight! They’re drinking our blood!” descended on Syntagma Square in central Athens. Despite the abstention of their junior ruling partner the Democratic Left, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s New Democracy Party and its Socialist PASOK allies passed the 500-odd page bill shortly after midnight.

VIDEO: CIA Allegedly Using Drug Money to Overthrow Ecuador President Rafael Correa
Matías Rojas – The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is using drug money to fund Rafael Correa’s opposition in the coming 2013 Ecuadorian elections, intelligence sources have revealed to Chilean independent media. The accusations do not stand alone. In October, former UK diplomat Craig Murray said that the CIA had tripled its budget to destabilize the government of Ecuador…. [President Rafael] Correa reaffirmed information that appeared in an article written by Chilean independent media outlet Panoramas News, revealing that the CIA and DEA stations in Chile were running a narcotics trafficking network through that country with the full knowledge of Chilean authorities and police.

Mexico to reconsider joint policies with U.S. amid new state marijuana laws
Washington Times – A top aide to Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto says votes to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state will force the Mexican government to rethink its efforts at trying to halt marijuana smuggling across the Southwest border.

Thyroid abnormalities found in 43% of Fukushima kids declared ‘ok’ by gov’t
ENENews – Ian Thomas Ash has been producing a serial documentary series on life after the Fukushima disaster. In his most recent filming he has been interviewing parents in Fukushima City and Date City. What he found is astonishing. Children with considerable thyroid abnormalities, some were declared “ok” by the Health Survey only to find out otherwise when they obtained a second opinion from a doctor. That is for those lucky enough to obtain a second opinion, some were denied treatment by doctors after the central government ordered them to stop examining patients for thyroid disorders.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Source: 7 Navy SEALs punished for secrecy breach
AP – A senior defense official says seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information. The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case, says the seven received what the military calls “nonjudicial” punishment on Wednesday. They are alleged to have provided the information to the maker of a video game.

Holder Announces He Might Not Stay On As Attorney General
CBS News – Holder told law school students at the University of Baltimore School of Law that he does not know if he will stay in his job. “That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying to determine,” Holder said. “I have to think about, can I contribute in a second term?”
* Related Article: Napolitano floated for attorney general

Odd-Even Gas Rationing System Coming To New York City, Long Island
CBS News – New York City and Long Island are following in New Jersey’s footsteps in instituting an odd-even gas rationing system. In an effort to ease long lines associated with the the fuel crunch taking place in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a rationing system will go into effect on Friday.

Calif. city plans to provide transgender surgeries
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is preparing to become the first U.S. city to provide and cover the cost of sex reassignment surgeries for uninsured transgender residents. The city’s Health Commission voted Tuesday to create a comprehensive program for treating transgender people experiencing mental distress because of the mismatch between their bodies and their gender identities.

VIDEO: Piedmont Mom Gets $2,500 Ticket After Son, 3, Urinates In Front Yard – A 3 year old gets his mom in trouble with the law when he gets a ticket from police. Now the little boy’s mother will have to pay thousands of dollars for what the toddler did in their own front yard. Dillan is being potty trained. His mother says he wasn’t playing outside and wasn’t near the facilities, so he unzipped. News 9 was told before he could pee, a Piedmont police officer stopped him. It’s a bathroom break that cost mom $2,500.

FEMA Office on Staten Island Closes ‘due to weather’
NY Post – Looks as if FEMA is just a fair- weather friend. Yesterday’s nor’easter proved too much for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s aid location in Tottenville, SI — which hung a sign reading “Closed due to weather” as the wintery storm blew into town. Ten FEMA centers in the area reportedly suspended operations because of the storm, although the location with the sign at the Mount Loretto Community Center did open at noon.

FEMA trailers head to Sandy-ravaged communities – The agency is deploying the mobile homes, which became ubiquitous on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to give people displaced by the storm another temporary housing option, said FEMA chief Craig Fugate… The agency also is providing rental assistance to disaster victims, which can be used for apartments, hotels or motels…. While the mobile homes can provide immediate and relatively safe shelter for victims, they also were criticized after Katrina for having hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen linked to numerous health problems, including breathing difficulties. This past spring, a federal judge approved a $42.6 million settlement in a class action lawsuit against companies that provided trailers to FEMA to house victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Kucinich Announces Congressional Briefing on U.S. Combat Drone Program – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following video criticizing the lack of oversight in the United States’ combat drones program. Kucinich also announced plans to hold a Congressional briefing on the drone program on November 16, 2012. See the video here. “The Washington Post recently published a three part series on the plans of the Obama Administration to institutionalize the practice of targeted killing by unmanned drones abroad. According to previous and current Administration officials who were interviewed, the institutionalization and expansion of the drone program means that we have only reached ‘the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism.’

Poll: Nearly One Third Of Americans Would Accept ‘TSA Body Cavity Search’ in Order to Fly
Paul Joseph Watson – The shock results emphasize the level of indignity Americans are willing to tolerate in order to travel. They also highlight how the TSA’s reputation has remained largely intact despite a series of scandals and widespread criticism from innumerable public figures. However, on other fronts the poll provides good news for those concerned with how liberties are being lost in the name of stopping terrorism. For example, a clear majority (65%) of American adults feel that TSA pat down policies that in some cases involve TSA agents touching travelers’ genitals are unacceptable. Related article/video: New National Anti-TSA Campaign…

Department Of Homeland Security To Scan Payment Cards At Borders And Airports
Forbes – Travelers leaving or entering the United States have long had to declare aggregated cash and other monetary instruments exceeding $10,000. Now, under a proposed amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) will also require travelers to declare the value of prepaid cards that they are carrying, known now as “tangible prepaid access devices.”

2012 Election News

Did Prop 37 really lose or was it vote fraud?
(NaturalNews) As of 2:30PM today, Thursday, November 8th, two days after the election, many votes in California remain uncounted. I tried to find out how many. It turns out that the Secretary of State of CA, responsible for elections in the state, doesn’t know. I was told all counties in California have been asked, not ordered, to report in with those figures. It’s voluntary. So I picked out a few of the biggest counties and called their voter registrar offices. Here are the boggling results… In just those four counties, 1.6 million votes remain uncounted. The California Secretary of State’s website indicates that Prop 37 is behind by 559,776 votes.

Voters make North Dakota first state in nation to protect right to farm in constitution – Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their state constitution, a move that some say could have far-reaching effects on genetic modification, land use and the way animals are raised. The amendment approved Tuesday guarantees the right of farmers to engage in “modern” agriculture and bars any law limiting their right “to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices.”

Three Michigan Cities Quietly Decriminalize Marijuana Too
Activist Post – After a monumental Election Day that saw two states, Colorado and Washington, legalize marijuana, few people paid attention to similar measure that passed in three large Michigan cities. Detroit’s Proposal M, which allows people 21 and older to possess one ounce or less of marijuana on private property, passed overwhelmingly with a 65% to 35% victory (115,346 to 61,317 votes)…. Two other towns in Michigan, Grand Rapids (2nd biggest city in MI) and Flint (7th biggest city in MI), also voted in favor of marijuana decriminalization.

The Ron Paul Effect: How the GOP Threw the Election By Disenfranchising Ron Paul Supporters – By disenfranchising Ron Paul supporters, Mitt Romney won the primary but lost the election. New analysis reveals that in no less than five states, Romney’s margin of loss to President Obama in the general election was less than the number of votes received by Ron Paul in that state’s primary.

VIDEO: In Colorado Pot legalization got 50,000 more votes than Obama!
MSNBC News November 07, 2012.

Jesse Jackson Jr. wins House race without leaving rehab
RT – On Election Day, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. sat in a Minnesota hospital being treated for depression and bipolar disorder, where he had been for five months. Despite his absence, the congressman was re-elected to his position without even campaigning.

Another united state: Puerto Rico votes for statehood
RT – While Americans voted in the general election, Puerto Ricans went to the polls to choose statehood or the status quo before answering a follow-up question to specify their will. Nearly 54 percent sought to change the territory’s 114-year relationship with the US. Only four percent of the islanders voted for complete independence, while 31 percent hoped for sovereign free association and 65 percent favored joining the US. This election marks the first time that a majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood in a nonbinding referendum.


Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division
CNBC – Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs…. Boeing, the Pentagon’s second-largest supplier, said the changes were the latest step in an affordability drive that has already reduced the company’s costs by $2.2 billion since 2010, according to the memo.

U.S. Continues Descent Toward Third World Status; Loses Top 10 Position Among Most Prosperous Countries
Activist Post – The United States is exhibiting every sign of becoming a Third World country, as evidenced by its failings in 10 key areas, and for the first time it has dropped from a top-ten position in the 2012 Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index, as covered in the video below. Perhaps most significantly, its Economy fell to 20th — Malaysia and Thailand are 15th and 18th respectively. Equally as troubling is Safety & Security which came in at 27th. Personal Freedom at 14th was on par with Uruguay and Costa Rica; and only 16 places above Botswana. (Ranking Page)

RON PAUL: Election shows U.S. ‘far gone
Washington Times – “We’re so far gone. We’re over the cliff,” the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop” program. “We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things.” The video can be seen at Bloomberg TV.Mr. Paul, who is retiring after 12 terms in the House, said voters on Tuesday rejected Mitt Romney because he had opposed the government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. “The people in the Midwest voted against him: ‘Oh, we have to be taken care of!’ So that vote was sort of like what we are laughing at in Greece,” Mr. Paul said.

VIDEO: Harry Reid on Hiking Debt Limit to $18.794T: ‘We’ll Raise It’
CNS News – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Wednesday that if the $16.394 trillion current legal limit on the federal government’s debt must be raised in the next few months by another $2.4 trillion, “We’ll raise it.” That would set the debt limit at $18.794 trillion. During a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, asked: “Senator Reid, the Treasury Department said last week that we will hit the debt ceiling again near the end of the year. Are you prepared—will you support—” “I think the debt ceiling will come after the first of the year,” Reid said. “But please everyone accept this: They tried it before—they, the Republicans.”

Voters Reject Medicare Cuts Flat Out, Prefer Tax Hikes To Reduce Deficit: Survey
Huffington Post – Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security should be off the table as congressional leaders attempt to broker a deal to avoid the sequester that kicks in Jan. 1, according to a new survey from Democracy Corps and the Campaign for America’s Future. The survey by two progressive groups found that voters support an approach to the country’s economic woes that includes protecting entitlement benefits as well as raising taxes on the wealthiest earners and bolstering investments to aid long-term growth.

Energy & Environment

VIDEO: Sheriff: Giant Louisiana sinkhole may expand beyond control — Professor: It could be a ‘significant’ event
ENENews – Sheriff [Mike] Waguespack says the worst-case scenario is another sinkhole could form or the current one could expand beyond control. Professor Kinsland says that’s a possibility.

Oil Companies to Pay NH $35m for Groundwater Contamination
Nashua Telegraph – Attorney General Michael Delaney announced Thursday that a lawsuit filed against Shell Oil Company and Sunoco, Inc., in Merrimack County Superior Court in 2003 had been settled when the companies admitted selling gasoline containing MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) knowing that it would contaminate ground water supplies, Delaney said. The lawsuit, which is still set to move forward early next year against other companies, alleges that the companies knew the gas presented “unique hazards,” specifically that MTBE travels more than other gas and is harder to clean up, Delaney said.


Mass. pharmacy chief fired over Meningitis
Press TV – Massachusetts has fired the director of its Board of Pharmacy for failing to follow up on a complaint against the New England Compounding Center-the facility behind the recent meningitis outbreak. Colorado’s pharmacy board had complained that the center was illegally selling medicine to Colorado hospitals without prescriptions, and demanded it be shut down, the Wall Street Journal explains.

Too Funny to Laugh? Pepsi’s New ‘Weight Loss’ Soda
Natural Society – Wouldn’t it be great if there was a healthy soda that would keep your body from absorbing the fat in a deliciously oil-drenched dinner? Pepsi and Suntory, the sole bottler and distributor of Pepsi goods in Japan, have collaborated to bring just that—a “healthy soda”—to the island country beginning November 13th of this year. Yes, PepsiCo, the mega corporation that has contributed millions of dollars to go against GMO labeling bill Proposition 37, is claiming to offer the world a healthful beverage. Except not. While it is true that Pepsi Special contains an indigestible form of dextrin that makes it difficult for the body to absorb fat, both Pepsi and Suntory are missing the point: fat isn’t the sole enemy to our health.

The Hidden Dangers of Root Canals You Don’t Know About
Natural Society – A root canal essentially removes the live pulp from a tooth and replaces it with a synthetic material. This stops the tooth from appearing to rot away, it does away with the internal damage that could be causing a toothache, the damage from an untreated cavity. But, while your dentist would have you think the root canal solves your problems—it really isn’t that simple. In addition to the central root of the tooth, where the dentist removes the tissue during a root canal, there are thousands of tiny side canals that aren’t touched by your doctor. When the root is removed, the nerves in these side canals die. They rot. They fester and become a breeding ground for bacteria and infection. Research has proven this to be the case.

Four ways to use pumpkin as a healing superfood
(NaturalNews) Because of its rich supply of vital nutrients, pumpkin is gaining popularity as a health food. Packed with everything from protein and fiber, to antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals – including manganese, magnesium, potassium and iron – pumpkin has an answer for almost all that ails you. Blood sugar imbalance? Eat more pumpkin. Bone support? Have some pumpkin pulp. Arthritis? More pumpkin, please! Enlarged prostrate? Try some pumpkin seed oil. Inflammation? There’s a pumpkin for that! And the list goes on…

Fact Sheet on the Dangers of Antipsychotic Medications & The Alternatives – Recently the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care created a fact sheet that provides a helpful overview of a very acute problem in senior care: the overuse of antipsychotic medications. The problem is particularly troubling when used to control senior’s with cognitive conditions like dementia. The overuse is an example of nursing homes choosing the easy road without promoting the health and well-being of each individual senior resident in their care…. The harm caused by this overuse is real. For example, one study found that those taking antipsychotics were 300% more likely to suffer a stroke. That is on top of the incresed risk of death which prompted the FDA warning.

Science & Technology

DARPA wants to equip soldiers with Android phones for ‘Predator vision’
RT – This new “Predator vision” would help soldiers in darkness, smoke and combat. The new technology has been developed by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) and appears promising due to its low cost. For only $3,300 per soldier, the military could be equipped with technology so advanced that it can detect friends and enemies in any weather or visibility condition, night or day. The Pixel Network for Dynamic Visualization program (PIXNET) would provide “battlefield awareness and threat detection and identification,” according to a DARPA press release.

Newfound ‘super-Earth’ could support life
RT – Astronomers have discovered another potentially habitable planet – and it’s at least seven times the mass of Earth. Dwarf star HD 40307g hosts a system of six planets, and one of those is believed have the potential to support human life…. It’s located a mere 44 light-years from Earth. And although that may seem like a far distance, it’s actually just around the corner – cosmically speaking. It’s so close that researchers say telescopes on Earth may be able to image it directly.

Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

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VIDEO: 3 Inspiring Examples of Urban Agriculture
Activist Post – Urban agriculture is a practical way of empowering everyday persons on a journey to regain some control over their food supply. From individuals using vacant lots, to neighborhood efforts to create shared gardens, to city-wide projects, urban farming is rightfully receiving attention around the world.

VIDEO: Another Front Yard Garden Deemed Illegal
Aaron Dykes – The City of Orlando is demanding that Jason Helvingston eradicate the vegetable garden planted in his front yard so that it can meet their code, which WKMG Local 6 says requires a “finished appearance,” in other words, a plain lawn covered in ordinary grass. It is a matter of perceived property value versus that of property rights, the latter of which is clearly under attack. Helvingston hasn’t given up. He told the city, ‘You’ll take my house before you take my vegetable garden.’

Homegrown Medicine
Mother Earth News – An introduction to the basics of growing and using medicinal plants, including new uses for some familiar herbs.

What To Store in a Root Cellar
Mother Earth News – Organic Gardening – A handy chart for storing vegetables


Posted on November 26, 2012, in THE POWER ZONE!!, Uncategorized, WAKE UP and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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