Month: April 2012

Tornadoe’s Tear Down Midwest

(Sean Murphy)  The television was tuned to forecasters’ dire warnings of an impending storm when Greg Tomlyanobich heard a short burst from a tornado siren blare after midnight Sunday. Then silence. Then rumbling. The 52-year-old quickly grabbed his wife and grandson, hurrying them into the emergency cellar as debris whirled around their heads at their

Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizers And Cleaners, Fueling Resistant Superbugs

(Anthony Gucciardi)  Drug-resistant superbugs, such as the heavily defiant strain of tuberculosis that is now popping up across the globe, are causing serious shockwaves throughout the medical community. Rampant use of antibiotics for unnecessary conditions and pumping livestock up with an exorbitant amount (around 80% of the entire United States antibiotic supply) of drugs is a leading factor,

Study: Autism Linked to Industrial Food, Environment

(Common Dreams)  A new study by Clinical Epigenetics, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses largely on diseases, has found that the rise in autism in the United States could be linked to the industrial food system, specifically the prevalence of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the American diet. The study, published yesterday online, explores how mineral deficiencies could

Zimmerman Charged With Second Degree Murder

(CBSMiami) – George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “It is the search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this moment,” state attorney Angela Corey said. Corey also had a message for those who have been rushing to judgment on the case. “You

Washington Post-George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Shooting

(Sari Horowitz)  Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. It was not immediately clear what charge Zimmerman will face. Martin, 17 and unarmed, was shot and killed

Video-Obama Calls Ronald Reagan A Wild-Eyed, Socialist, Tax Hiking Class Warrior

(Nicholas Ballasy)  President Barack Obama said the White House proposed “Buffet Rule” could be named the “Reagan Rule,” referring to former Republican President Ronald Reagan as a “wild-eyed, Socialist, tax hiking class warrior.” “This President gave another speech where he said it was ‘crazy’ — that’s a quote — that certain tax loopholes make it

New Internet Provider Will Protect Customers From Gov’t Surveillance

(Declan McCullagh )  Nicholas Merrill is planning to revolutionize online privacy with a concept as simple as it is ingenious: a telecommunications provider designed from its inception to shield its customers from surveillance. Merrill, 39, who previously ran a New York-based Internet provider, told CNET that he’s raising funds to launch a national “non-profit telecommunications provider

Robot With Human Skeleton Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence

(Keith Wagstaff)  I’ve written about a lot of creepy robots in my day but this one might be the creepiest. It is an anthropomimetic robot which, apparently, means it “imitates not just the human form, but also the biological structures and functions that enable and constrain perception and action.” In other words, it’s got lots of synthetic human parts

Rick Quits!

(CBS)  Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign. Senator Santorum appeared at a hotel room in Gettysburg at 2 p.m. where he announced he was suspending his campaign. “We were very concerned about our roles as being the very best parents has we can be to our children,” Santorum said. “We made a

Source Confirms: Zimmerman Will Not Be Arrested And Prosecuted For Homicide

(Patrick Henningsen)  The public is currently awaiting a decision from Florida’s courts on whether or not neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will be charged for firing the fatal shot that killed teenager Trayvon Martin. Mainline pundits even agree now that if Zimmerman were to arrested for first degree murder or even a lesser charge – it would have already

$50,000 Fine For Making A Cup Of “Unapproved” Herbal Tea In New Zealand

(Ethan A. Huff)  The health freedom of New Zealanders is under very serious threat, as the federal government there pushes to pass a bill known as theNatural Health Products Bill(NHPB), or Bill 324-1, that will bring the nation into compliance with the overbearing and authoritarian food and health restrictions found inCodex Alimentarius, the so-called world

DHS Raids Home To Seize Deadly Hair Straighteners

(Paul Joseph Watson)  The Department of Homeland Security, a federal agency created in the aftermath of 9/11 to fight terrorism, has continued its war on potentially deadly grooming appliances by raiding a home in the affluent Orange County city of Laguna Niguel to seize allegedly counterfeit hair straighteners. “About 10 investigators with the Orange County

No Grand Jury Indictment In The Trayvon Martin Case

(Rene Lynch)  The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case announced Monday that she will not take the case before a Florida grand jury — but will continue pursuing her investigation. The news release issued on behalf of Florida State Atty. Angela Corey cautioned the public not to read too much into the move. “The decision should not be

Zimmerman Speaks, Raises Funds On New Website

(CNN)  The man at the center of a firestorm over his shooting of an unarmed Florida teenager has launched a website, warning supporters about groups that falsely claim to be raising funds for his defense and soliciting donations for himself. “I am the real George Zimmerman,” declares the website, set up over the weekend. “On

13 Ways Government Tracks Us

(Bill Quigley)  Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens.  The Washington Post reported there are 3,984 federal, state and local organizations working on domestic counterterrorism.  Most collect information on people in the US. (Source) Here are thirteen examples of how some of the biggest government agencies

GMO Insecticide Responsible For Killing Bees,Destroying Food Chain

(NaturalNews)  Early last year, leaked documents obtained by a Colorado beekeeper exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin, a highly-toxic pesticide manufactured by Bayer CropScience that the regulatory agency knew was capable of killing off bees ( Now, a new study out of Purdue University in Indiana has not only confirmed,

Netfix Creates FLIXPAC To Support SOPA

(Stephen C. Webster)  Video streaming giant Netflix has recognized the compelling financial logic behind Washington’s anti-piracy efforts. In a recent filing with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), Netflix revealed that it has created its own political action committee called FLIXPAC, designed to support anti-piracy measures in Washington and the candidates that favor them. The FEC filing,

The Secret Club Controlling America

(Thomas Dishaw) There is a secret club controlling America trying to incrementally destroy your sexuality and erode your Human Rights. Last week the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of allowing  jail officials to conduct a strip search of anyone in their custody. These searches could  be performed on your Mother who was arrested for that

Technology Without God Is Dangerous

(Vatacin)  Pope Benedict, leading the world’s Catholics into Easter, said on Saturday that technological progress, in the absence of awareness of God and moral values, is a threat to the world. Benedict presided at a solemn Easter vigil Mass in St Peter’s Basilica to usher the 1.2 billion-member church into the most important day of