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Brussels Bans ‘Offensive’ Christmas Tree For Muslims

(The Right Perspective)  Government officials in Brussels, Belgium banned Wednesday a popular Christmas tree exhibit out of concerns that the local Muslim population found it “offensive.” An “electronic winter tree,” will take the place of the traditional Christmas Tree and Nativity scene at the city center of Grand Place, reports Brussels News. The electronic sculpture will stand 25 meters (82 feet) tall and consists of a set of television screens, reports Brussels Expat. “During the daytime you can climb to the top of the tree where you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the city,” the website explains. “As soon…

Scientists Develop ‘Invisibility Cloak’ That Reflects Background Making You Disappear

(Vicky Kapur)  Forget Harry Potter, wizards and witches – this one’s for real. Scientists claim to have developed materials that can now perfectly reflect the background, in effect acting as an invisibility cloak. Since time immemorial, the elusive power of invisibility has been linked to the even-more-elusive status of invincibility. While invincibility has remained constrained to the realm of fairytales and, of course, popular video games, the idea of invisibility, however surrealistic it might sound, actually became a practical matter for the scientific community in 2006, with the suggestion that artificially structured metamaterials could enable a new electromagnetic design paradigm, now…

DHS Labels New York Food Carts As Possible Terrorist Access Points

(Tim Cushing)  It’s interesting (or maybe just kind of sad) that various government agencies see possible terrorists everywhere but rarely, if ever, catch one. Despite the large number of personnel being thrown at the problem (along with lots of money), actual terrorists seem to be in limited supply. But these agencies haven’t let their lack of success temper their vision of a nation under constant imminent attack. 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…

San Diego Residents Face 6 Years In Prison For Washing Their Car

(Paul Joseph Watson)  San Diegans could face 6 years in prison and fines of $100,000 dollars a day for washing their car in the driveway or failing to pick up dog poop under new EPA-mandated environmental regulations related to water quality. Although residents of the city are forced to drink toxic waste in their water supply in the form of sodium fluoride, measures imposed as a consequence of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act would turn the most mundane of activities into a criminal offense. “California’s latest experiment in faith-based policymaking is being unleashed today on the San Diego…

10 Reasons Pot Is Good For You

(Randy Astaiza)  Colorado and Washington both passed legislation that legalizes the recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday. While recreational marijuana is controversial, many people believe that the drug should be legal, especially for medical uses. Psychiatrist Tod H. Mikuriya, who helped develop Proposition 215, the state ballot that allowed doctors to recommend marijuana for patients in California, began researching marijuana’s therapeutic possibilities in the 1960s. He believed the symptoms of over 200 ailments could be treated with marijuana including stuttering, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, and writer’s cramp. Even the National Cancer Institute agrees with Mikuriya — specifically the use of marijuana for treatment of side effects of…

DHS Fusion Center Welcome Screen Leaked

  (Geoffrey Ingersoll)  Starting in 2003, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) set up a vast network of what it calls “local data fusion centers,” 77 in total (or maybe 68, the DHS isn’t even sure) — in the hopes of producing solid intelligence on potential terrorists, who would presumably operate from within the country (ie ‘home-grown terrorists). So, the DHS is using tax dollars to log the personal information of U.S. citizens in order to create a vast spreadsheat. Complex ‘potential terrorist’ algorithms would then scan these spreadsheets and red flag anyone who might be a potential threat. It’s…

DARPA Sponsors Surveillance Technology To Predict Future Behavior

(Joe Wolverton)  The dizzying speed of the growth of the surveillance state and the increasing sophistication of the tools used to build it are paid for in large measure by funds doled out by the Army’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). At The New American we have chronicled the various projects sponsored by the über-secret research and development arm of the military. One of the newest technologies being pursued by DARPA will not only widen the field of vision of government’s never-blinking eye, but it purports to predict the behavior of those being watched. Forbes reports that DARPA has contracted with scientists at Carnegie Mellon University to develop “an…

Orlando Rapes Tourists For $6.44 A Gallon

(Dan Tracy)  A Shell station in the tourist area near Lake Buena Vistawas selling gasoline for $6.44 a gallon Monday — more than $3 above what most motorists are paying. A clerk at the station at 8788 Vineland Ave. declined to comment. The manager could not be reached. But a Windermere man who drove by the station was astounded by the price. “It is horrible what they are doing,” said Dave Vanz, a 36-year-old sales and marketing professional. Amazing photos from Central Florida and around the world Orange County zoning manager Mitch Gordon said the station is not breaking any laws because the price…

DHS To Use Handheld Card Readers To Access Your Banking Information At Borders & Airports

(Jon Matonis)  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.” Expected to be finalized by the end of this year, the cross-border reporting modifications stem from a broader October 2011 definition of payment methods and form factors that replaced the term “stored value” with the term “prepaid access” in an effort to more accurately describe…

Toyota Tests Cars That Communicate With Each Other

(Yuri Kageyama)  Toyota’s Lexus LS stops automatically in front of a dummy during a Toyota Motor Corp. demonstration of the pre-collision system (PCS) at its Higashi-Fuji Technical Center in Susono, southwest of Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. The PCS, one of the automaker’s pedestrian accident countermeasures, watches out for pedestrians to avoid collisions with them. Toyota Motor Corp. is testing car safety systems that allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with the roads they are on in a just completed facility in Japan the size of three baseball stadiums. The cars at the Intelligent Transport System site receive…

New Jersey Residents Concerned Over Abandoned GM Plant Turned Into FEMA Camp

(Deborah Bell)  Anyone who traveled north on Routes 1 and 9 from Woodbridge to Linden remembers Linden Airport, and the General Motors plant right across the narrow lanes of the highway. That plant was torn down in 2008 to make way for a building renaissance that so far hasn’t happened. But in the past few days what has arisen aren’t structures of steel and concrete, but an encampment comprised of wooden poles and white tent bunting. An enormous tent city, complete with guards, fencing, and gates, is now housed at the old GM plant site. There are water trucks, vehicles for taking showers, and…

Employers To Escape Obamacacare With 29 Hour Work Week

(Craig Bannister)  Businesses with 50 or more employees who average at least 30 hours of work a week will be subject to the Obamacare insurance coverage mandate. Companies are reportedly planning large layoffs due to the implementation of Obamacare.  But, companies can potentially avoid being subject to Obamacare’s insurance requirements by limiting employees’ weekly hours to less than the 30 hour level defined by Obamacare as “full-time.” A little-known section in the ObamaCare health reform law defines “full-time” work as averaging only 30 hours per week, a definition that will affect some employers who utilize part-time workers to trim the cost of complying with the ObamaCare…

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10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Austerity On America

(Sarah Anderson)  Brace yourself for one of the most aggressive corporate lobbying campaigns of all time. And one of the most hypocritical. “Fix the Debt ” is a coalition of more than 80 CEOs who claim they know best how to deal with our nation’s fiscal challenges. The group boasts a $60 million budget just for the initial phase of a massive media and lobbying campaign. The irony is that CEOs in the coalition’s leadership have been major contributors to the national debt they now claim to know how to fix. These are guys who’ve mastered every tax-dodging trick in the book. And…

Microsoft Patents TV That Watches Back, Counts Heads, Charges Admission

(Tim Cushing)  Here’s a scenario for you: at some point in the the near future, you sit down in front of your Xbox 720/960/1080 and queue up a little video-on-demand from the Live Arcade selection of movies. You select a film from the menu and, before you can press the “Play” button, you are greeted with another menu giving you several price points, depending on how many people will be watching. It sounds ridiculous, but Microsoft has applied for a patent covering a method that could make this a reality. Geekwire (via Slashdot) has the details on a patent application utilizing…

Warning Shots:Israel Fires Rocket Into Syria

(Yaakov Lappin)   Israel says further attacks from Syria will “elicit a vigorous response” from IDF, sends letter to UN warning Syrians to avoid spillover; Incident marks first time IDF has fired at Syria since 1973 Yom Kippur War. The IDF fired a warning shot, in the form of a guided missile, at the Syrian military on Sunday after a Syrian shell exploded in the Golan Heights for the second time in recent days. Israel has not fired at Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. “In the midst of Syrian infighting, a mortar shell fired by the Syrian army struck…

Armored Truck with Cameras Will Roam St. Pete Neighborhoods

(FOX 13)  Coming soon to a St. Petersburg neighborhood near you: an armored truck that you cannot miss and that cannot miss you, at least not with the four cameras mounted behind bullet-resistant glass, pointed in all four directions. The exterior is wrapped in an industrial design featuring very large eyeballs and the words “St. Petersburg Police,” all in the department’s green and gold colors. “This is exactly what I wanted,” city council member Karl Nurse declared, after watching Major Jorges Sotolongo pull up the cameras images on an iPad, “It’s high profile enough you put it in a drug…

Google Aggressively Pushes Wallet Card

(Quentin Fottrell)  This week, the search giant added the “Google Wallet Card ” to the list of devices able to use its Google Wallet mobile payment system. Asked why users would want a physical card, when the whole point of a digital wallet would seem to be to dispense with the need for a carrying around a deck of plastic, a spokesman replied that the company is “always working on ways to make shopping a better experience for consumers.” By Thursday, all references to the “Google Wallet Card” were pulled from the site. The company would not comment on that. It’s…

Poll: 35% Of Americans Would Wear “Electric Shock Bracelet” In Order To Fly

(Paul Joseph Watson)  Shocking survey result shows how much freedom Americans are willing to sacrifice. A survey commissioned by Infowars and conducted by Harris Interactive has found that 35% of American adults would be willing to wear an electric shock bracelet in order to fly, another startling example of how many Americans are willing to give up their rights in the name of safety. The idea of mandating travelers wear an electric shock bracelet sounds like something out of a dystopian sci-fi movie, but the proposal was seriously considered and very nearly implemented by the Department of Homeland Security back in…

Millions Of GMO Mosquitoes Released On General Public

(Barbara H. Peterson)  Look out people of planet earth, genetically engineered bugs are here. Just in case you haven’t figured it out yet, our technocracy is working ever diligently on genetically engineering every last living cell on the planet – WITHOUT EXCEPTION. What does this mean for life here on earth? Ever hear the expression “soup sandwich?” Well, after these “scientific” geniuses are through with us, that is exactly what all life will be – a genetic soup sandwich, made in a lab, and stamped with a corporate logo embedded in our DNA. If the following report from Testbiotech doesn’t…

DHS ‘Travel Now’ Program: A Scary Look Into The Future

(Natty Bumppo)  With all the new technologies in place and those being tested on the American public to keep us safe, I thought we should take a look into the future of grocery shopping. It is the 7th of the month and according to the Dept. of Homeland Security’s new “Travel Now” program. This is the 1st of 2 days your family is permitted to visit the grocery store for the week. The day is sunny and beautiful this is Sunday and your children are at home and want to go shopping with you. So you load them up into their proper…

FABER: Mr. Obama Is A Disaster For The United States

(Daily Bail)  Faber annihilates the Deficit President.  “It’s difficult to tell where the market will go from here because we have so much manipulation.  It’s money printing versus weaker corporate earnings.” “I’m surprised.  On the re-election of Mr. Obama, I would have thought the market should be down at least 50%.  Mr. Obama is a disaster for business, a disaster for the United States.  Not that Mr. Romney would be much better. But I think the Republicans understand the problem of excessive debt better than Mr. Obama, who basically doesn’t care about piling up debt.  And in the background you have Mr. Bernanke,…

Benghazi Consulate Was A CIA Post

(Michael Kelley)  “Business Insider” –  At this point it’s clear that the U.S. had something to hide at Benghazi, and that’s why reports coming out of the Libyan city have been so confusing. Two key details about the the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans cannot be underestimated. “The U.S. effort in Benghazi was at its heart a CIA operation,” officials briefed on intelligence told the Wall Street Journal, and there’s evidence that U.S. agents—particularly murdered U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens—were at least aware of heavy weapons moving from Libya to Syrian rebels. WSJ reports that the State Department presence in Benghazi “provided diplomatic cover” for…

Iran Gears Up for Attack; Holds Week Long Defense Drill

(AP)  Iran’s official news agency says the country’s military will hold “massive” air defense maneuvers in the east, starting this weekend. Gen. Farzad Esmaili, head of Iran’s air defense headquarters, says the drill will include Iranian jet fighters, drones, air defense systems and about 8,000 troops.  Esmaili is quoted by the official IRNA news agency on Thursday as saying that the area of the war games will cover nearly the entire eastern half of Iran. The exercise is to start on Saturday and last seven days. The maneuvers come amid escalating tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran’s suspect…

Pennsylvania Students To Wear Tracking Devices In Flu Study

(AP)   About 450 southwestern Pennsylvania school students will be wearing electronic devices that will track how often they come in contact with one another at school — and on their day off during Election Day — to help researchers track how the flu may be spread among them. The University of Pittsburgh’s Social Mixing and Respiratory Transmission in Schools, or SMART, study was prompted by the H1N1 flu outbreak in 2009. Although older people are typically most affected by the flu, the 2009 outbreak was first detected in a 10-year-old California child. The students in the Canon-McMillan School district…

TSA Plans To Track All Daily Travels To Social Events, Grocery Store Or Work

(J.D. Heyes)  As the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress begins, millions of Americans are looking to the elected members of the 113th Congress to fix a host of problems ailing the country. The economy and job creation aside, one of the most pressing issues is reining in out-of-control federal bureaucracies. The Environmental Protection Agency comes to mind, as does the Department of Agriculture’s promotion of GM foods. But additionally concerning is the rapid expansion of the size, scope and reach of the Transportation Security Administration, which continues to usurp authority and trample constitutional rights of more and more Americans – especially those…

Obama Re-Election Prompts Largest Stock Market Drop In A Year

(Kurt Nimmo)  Stock markets responded to Obama’s re-election by plunging today. The Dow tumbled below 13,000 as the S&P broke 1,400, beating this year’s drop on June 1. All S&P sectors are now mired in the red with financials and energy leading the charge. “The last time the market plunged as much: literally one year ago, or November 9, 2011. Sadly, it appears that one can’t have their Dow Jones Industrial Average and redistribute it too,” notes Zero Hedge. Wall Street had placed its bet on Romney and the Republicans because they promised to retain tax cuts and impose spending cuts. Republicans, of…

Max Keiser: ‘Barack Obama Is Clueless Mitt Romney Will Bankrupt The Country’

(Robert Chalmers)  A serf in the days of King John, Max Keiser argues, was in many ways better off than some US voters in 2012.  “Because in the age of Robin Hood,” Keiser says, “at least the process of theft was transparent. The barons came to your house. They whacked you over the head then they took all your money.” Even if the poor didn’t exactly empathise with their oppressors, Keiser adds, they could at least comprehend their methods. “And the serfs,” he continues, “did enjoy a modicum of stability. They got something in return for their enslavement. A small…

Proof! CBS Covered Up Video Showing Obama LIED About Benghazi Terror Attack

(NTEB)  In an astonishing display of media malpractice, CBS News quietly released proof–two days before the election, far too late to reach the media and the public–that President Barack Obama lied to the public about the Benghazi attack, as well as about his later claim to have called the attack “terrorism” from the beginning. CBS unveiled additional footage from its 60 Minutes interview with President Obama, conducted on Sep. 12 immediately after Obama had made his statement about the attacks in the Rose Garden, in which Obama quite clearly refuses to call the Benghazi an act of terror when asked a direct…

Virginia Business Fined $4,000 For Missing Trashcan Lid

(Richmond Times)  According to conventional progressive wisdom, regulation is the means by which a compassionate government protects the weak and innocent from the strong and malevolent.  Try telling that to Brad Jones. Jones is one of the owners of Buckingham Slate, a Virginia business a little over an hour’s drive west of Richmond. The company is distinguished by the quality of the highly valued Arvonia slate it produces. And by the fact that its roots trace back almost to the Civil War. And by the fact that federal regulators smacked it with a $4,000 fine. Over a trash can. The…

Bank Of Montreal Customers Can’t Withdraw Cash Due To Technical Problem

(The Spec)   Bank of Montreal  says a problem with its automated systems has affected customers trying to access their accounts. The outage stretches from its online services to its automated teller machines, preventing customers from withdrawing money.  The bank confirmed the outage on their official Twitter account, and said they are working to fix the problem. The outage began around 10:30 a.m. ET and was still unresolved shortly after noon. A representative of BMO’s media relations department would not immediately available for comment.

Benghazi Attack Was An Inside Job

(Jeffrey Phelps)  No matter how you slice it, the September 11, 2012 attacks on the American embassy and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya that caused the deaths of four Americans, including US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three State Department officials, was an inside job. Appearing on Denver’s KUSA Saturday for the purposes of reaching out to a heavily contested battleground state that appears to be leaning toward Mitt Romney less than two weeks away from the general election, Barack Obama was grilled about the fairness of waiting until after the election to give Americans, hungry for answers, any information about the attack, yet continued…

Aspiring Teen Journalist Arrested For Taking A Picture

(CBC)  A B.C. teen who aspires to be a journalist says his rights were violated when he was set upon by security guards and then arrested by police after photographing an incident at Metrotown shopping mall in Burnaby, B.C. Jakub Markiewicz , 16, said he was in the mall in September and took a picture of what he thought was a newsworthy event — a man being arrested by security guards. But Markiewicz said the guards quickly turned on him, demanding he delete the photo, which he couldn’t do because he was shooting on a film camera. Markiewicz said he…

Bahrain Bans All Public Gatherings

(RT)  Bahraini authorities have prohibited protest gatherings and rallies until further notice, a day after police cracked down heavily on demonstrators, once again during the 20-month fatality-riddled unrest. The statement made by the country’s Interior Ministry did not define precise measures that could be taken should new protests occur. A curfew and special military tribunals were introduced several months into uprising that began in Bahrain in February 2011. AP reported that the early period of the unrest left at least 50 people dead in the violence. However, Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa stressed that “rallies and gatherings will…

Highest HAARP Readings Ever 10+ In The Northeast

(Harp Status)  Readings continue as the highest long wave  in the project history peaked the other day after eight days of growing signals.  Signals fading out west after peaking a few days back.  

Comprehensive List Of Bartering Websites

(Pakalert)  Historically, the act of bartering has flourished in times of monetary crisis, such as when the currency in a country has become unstable (e.g. Hyperinflation or a deflationary spiral) or currency is simply unavailable for conducting normal purchasing transactions. It should come as no surprise then, that the number of people using bartering websites has exploded as of late. With more people struggling financially, families are avoiding the department stores and shopping malls and doing their shopping right from their home computers. Of course, in most cases, you can’t really call it shopping, because there is no money changing hands. The…

UN Calls For Greater Control Of The Internet To Prevent Crime

 U.N. calls for ‘anti-terror’ Internet surveillance … United Nations report calls for Internet surveillance, saying lack of “internationally agreed framework for retention of data” is a problem, as are open Wi-Fi networks in airports, cafes, and libraries. The United Nations is calling for more surveillance of Internet users, saying it would help to investigate and prosecute terrorists. – CNET Dominant Social Theme: It is very important to provide the UN with weapons to go after terrorists. Free-Market Analysis: So here it comes. The powers-that-be have decided that they need to track user details on the Internet to prevent crime. We’ve reported for a…

Keiser Report: Asphyxiation Nation

(You Tube)  In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss mugging hoodies and asphyxiating economies with cynical bank fiddles and institutionalized fraud. They also review the past 18 months in which “Barclays has been exposed for ripping off the elderly, avoiding £500million in tax, mis-selling payment protection insurance to the tune of £1.5billion, manipulating crucial interest rates and now mis-selling loans to small firms.” In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Kwasi Kwarteng, a Member of Parliament in the UK and author of Britannia Unchained, about the golden egg of fraud in the City of…

Romney Rep. Peter King: Presidential Kill List “Totally Constitutional”

(You Tube)  Luke Rudkowski asks NY Congressman and Romney representative, Peter King for his insight on how Mitt Romney should handle the inheritance of Obama’s kill list should he become president. Peter King touts the kill list as “totally right, totally Constitutional” as he quickly becomes angered and derogatory towards Luke.   [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/o6GQr8m5cOY”]

NBC Hit Piece: Organic Food Not Good For Young Children

(Linda Carroll)  If you’re buying organic foods for your kids because you think they’re more nutritious, you might want to think again. The nation’s pediatricians have weighed in on the issue for the first time, and they say that when it comes to nutritional value, organics are virtually indistinguishable from conventionally produced foods. “Pretty much every study shows no nutritional difference,” said Dr. Janet Silverstein, a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Florida. She’s a co-author of the report published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Silverstein and her colleagues reviewed the available studies on organic and…

Other Countries Bailout Bankers, Iceland Jails Them

(Hiram Crespo)  Iceland is one of the most beautiful and strange looking places on Earth.  Its scenery and natural phenomena like volcanoes and aurora borealis confer upon it an otherworldly aura and it’s no wonder most Icelanders still believe in elves and in little magical people.  But the fairy-tale magic of Iceland was abruptly suspended in recent years when Icelanders felt the asfixiating effects of the banking crisis. In other countries, high-end banker criminals walk the street with impunity and are in every way treated as royalty, as Matt Taibbi in his admirably honest Rolling Stones article Too Crooked to Fail attests. …

Jim Sinclair: Gold Prices $3,500-$12,400 Based On Banker Manipulation

(Arabian Money)  Mr. Gold’ of the 1970s, Jim Sinclair, the one-time adviser to the Hunt Brothers who cornered the silver market then is flagging up an imminent change in the way the bullion banks manage their spreads, something he feels is inevitable from his own long experience of the business. In his latest missive, Mr. Sinclair explains: ‘You must note how central banks are either buying or protecting their gold reserve positions now. This is total about face two years ago. There is another change coming which is a replacement monetary system and the need for some asset on central…

Max Keiser: How To Defeat The Banking Mafia

(Thomas Dishaw)  Max Keiser makes his way to the “money bomb” discussing the global banking mafia and how it affects you. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/YrPKfRDqt-8″]

Obama And Romney Both Favor A System That Kills American Jobs

(Michael Snyder)  Either way this election turns out, American jobs are going to continue to get slaughtered by the millions.  During this campaign, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have both attempted to portray each other as the “outsourcer in chief“. Unfortunately, they are both right.  Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both participated in the outsourcing of American jobs, and both are openly admitting to the American people that they favor the emerging one world economic system which will continue to destroy millions of American jobs. In fact, they argue with each other about which of them will be more…

Keiser Report: Washington’s Choco Moat

(You Tube)  In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fudge and candy moat surrounding Washington DC, protecting its inhabitants from the plunge in economic freedom for the citizens outside the Swiss chocolate moat. Meanwhile, in Europe, the Swiss prepare for refugees from financial collapse while the elite chow down on the Dutch sandwich. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Michael Krieger of LibertyBlitzkrieg.com about Jamie Dimon trying to instigate World War 3 and how the wars on drugs and terror are causing the US to plunge down the index of economic freedom.…

Government Not Happy With App That Allows Users To Encrypt Cell Phone Communications

(Ryan Gallagher)  Lately, Mike Janke has been getting what he calls the “hairy eyeball” from international government agencies. The 44-year-old former Navy SEAL commando, together with two of the world’s most renowned cryptographers, was always bound to ruffle some high-level feathers with his new project—a surveillance-resistant communications platform that makes complex encryption so simple your grandma can use it. This week, after more than two years of preparation, the finished product has hit the market. Named Silent Circle, it is in essence a series of applications that can be used on a mobile device to encrypt communications—text messages, plus voice and…

4/10 Americans Have Less Than $500 Saved

(My Budget)  If most Americans had to choose between saving and spending, they would decide to join the spending team.  Americans are so drawn to spending that they will even purchase items they cannot afford.  Another recent survey found that 40 percent of Americans have less than $500 saved. This aligns with a survey we found last year stating one out of every three Americans has nearly no savings.  How is it possible that in the most prosperous nation in the world that we have an addiction to spending but also financing this spending through incredibly high levels of debt?  We are reaching…

800 Residence Evacuated As North Korea Threatens To Fire On Activists

(Sangwon Yoon)  South Korea is preparing to evacuate more than 800 residents along the demilitarized zone after North Korea threatened to fire on activists planning to send balloons across the border carrying leaflets critical of its regime. While no orders to leave are currently in place, authorities have been preparing citizens residing within the civilian control line to evacuate if any signs of a possible attack emerge, Park Kwang Hae, an official at Paju City Council, said by telephone today. South Korea is preparing to evacuate more than 800 residents along the demilitarized zone after North Korea threatened to fire on activists planning…

Pirate Bay Founder Held In Solitary Confinement

(Torrent Freak)  In late August Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested in Cambodia. After being held by authorities there he was swiftly deported to Sweden. Once in his homeland he was hit with charges connected to an alleged hacking offense but since then the news trail has gone largely cold. Speaking with Gottfrid’s mother Kristina, TorrentFreak has learned that her son is being kept in solitary confinement, locked up for 23 hours a day. But he is allowed to read and hopefully, very soon, that will include your letters. During the dying days of August, Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid…

Gerald Celente: The Collapse is Accelerating

(Thomas Dishaw)  Gerald Celente checks in on the Alex Jones Show to discuss the  economic hurdles facing this world. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/jfELwYrhGh8″]

Spain Seeks To Outlaw Filming Cops

(Paul Joseph Watson)  Following massive protests in Spain over the last couple of months as demonstrators revolt in response to draconian austerity measures imposed by the crumbling European Union, Spain has now moved to make filming police a crime. “The director general of police, Ignacio Cosidó, announced on Thursday that the authorities are studying the possibility that the next update to the Public Security Law could include an article prohibiting the recording, processing or circulation on the internet of police officers performing their duties, if doing so would endanger them or the operation in which they were engaged,” reports El Pais.…

FBI Secret Manual: Cell Phone Tracking For Dummies

(Ryan Gallagher)  Tracking cell phones by tricking them into operating on a bogus network is a law enforcement tactic shrouded in secrecy. Now the FBI is under pressure to release information about it—but the bureau doesn’t want to let go of 25,000 pages of documents on sophisticated cell surveillance technology. In an Arizona court case last year (U.S. v. Rigmaiden), it emerged the FBI had used a “cell-site simulator” in order to track down a suspect. The portable equipment, sometimes described as either an “IMSI catcher” or a “Stingray,” covertly to sends out a signal that dupes all phones within…

55 Facts About Debt And Government Finances That Every American Voter Should Know

(Michael Snyder)  The future of the United States of America is being systematically destroyed by our politicians, but unfortunately most Americans don’t really grasp exactly what is happening.  30 years ago, our national debt had just crossed the one trillion dollar mark.  Just recently, it crossed the 16 trillion dollar mark. Prior to every election, politicians from both parties swear up and down that they will do something about our exploding debt, but it never happens.  Once again this year, our politicians are making all kinds of grand promises about getting U.S. government finances under control. But they are also…

Police Using Portable Fingerprint Scanners If You Look Suspicious

(Jennifer Sullivan)  His cop’s sixth sense told Deputy Ryan Abbott something just wasn’t right about the woman at the SeaTac check-cashing business. The King County sheriff’s deputy had been summoned to the store by employees who believed the woman might be trying to cash a stolen check. She handed Abbott her driver’s license with photo, but a computer check revealed the woman had no criminal history — not exactly the kind of person who would typically be passing a stolen check. Still, recalled Abbott, “I was suspicious of her ID and the fact that when we ran the name we…

Mexico Bans ‘Large Cash Transactions’

(Daily Bell)  Large Cash Transactions Banned In Mexico … Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon has signed into law a ban on large cash transactions. The ban will take effect in about 90 days and it is part of a broader effort to control monetary flows within the country. Under the law, a Specialized Unit in Financial Analysis operating within the Attorney General’s Office will be created to investigate financial operations “that are related to resources of unknown origin.” For real estate transactions, cash payments of more than a half million pesos ($38,750) will be forbidden and, for automobiles or items like jewelry,…

Disney Spending 1 Billion Dollars On RFID Microchip Tracking For Park Guests

(NTEB)  Brothers and sisters, day in and day out we use this cyber-pulpit to warn you of what is about to come upon the whole earth. The bible calls it the ‘time of Jacob’s trouble’, also known as the Great Tribulation. The bible tells us in the book of Revelation that an implant that will be forced on all people will control all buying, all selling, and all movement. We are watching that very system being constructed right before our eyes. We urge you to flee to Jesus, trust in Him, accept His Sacrifice as payment for your sins, and to…

Police State: Man Sent To Prison For Wearing Anti-Police T-Shirt

(Brendan O’Neill)  What country has just sentenced a man to eight months in prison for wearing an anti-police t-shirt, and another man to three months in prison for telling an “abhorrent” joke on Facebook? Iran, perhaps? China? No, it’s Britain.   Something has gone horribly wrong in Britain in recent years. The birthplace of John Milton (“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience”), and John Stuart Mill (“Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is so far doing a public service”), has become a cesspit of censoriousness. The frequency…

Energy From Thin Air: British Engineers Create ‘Petrol From Air’

(TNT Magazine)  The revolutionary new “air capture” technology can create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity and has been hailed as a potential “game-changer” in the battle against climate change. The technology, which removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere produced five litres of petrol in less than three months at a small refinery in Stockton-on-Tees, Teeside. Although the process is still needs to take electricity from the national grid to work, the company believes it will eventually be possible to use power from renewable sources such as wind farms or tidal barrages reports The Independent. The £1.1m project has…

Maryland Transit Authority Now Recording Bus Passengers Conversations

(AP)   The Maryland Transit Administration says it has begun recording conversations between bus drivers and passengers as a security measure that critics are calling a privacy invasion. The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/QZjSgY ) reported in its Thursday edition that that audio recording began on 10 buses in Baltimore this week, supplementing video cameras that have been in place for years. Signs tell riders they are being recorded. MTA Administrator Ralign Wells said the agency expects to expand audio recording to 340 buses, about half the fleet, by next summer. “We want to make sure people feel safe, and this builds…

26 Things To Get Done Before The Global Debt Collapse

(Mike Adams)  The time between today and the day the global debt collapse reaches our shores is finite. The U.S. national debt clock shows a nation spiraling into financial oblivion. When Ron Paul says “Americans should be panicking” over the Fed’s new QE unlimited policy of infinite money creation, he was actually holding back. In reality, Americans should have been protesting in the streets… everywhere! But instead, they’re going to deny reality, vote in the upcoming election, and pretend that whoever occupies the Oval Office has both the intention and the power to make any real difference. That belief is delusional, as is the…

Obama Administration Knows They’re Arming Al Qaeda In Syria

(You Tube)  Is the White House covering up weapons pipeline in Syria? Is this potential scandal a Syria version of ‘Fast and Furious’? Only time will tell. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/JqKbt9C7v88″]    

Iraq Wants Exxon Out, Russia In

(You Tube)  Iraq is reportedly considering replacing US oil major ExxonMobil with Russian companies in the West Qurna-1 project, as the authorities are angered by Exxon Mobil’s deal signed with the Kurdistan regional government without Baghdad’s approval. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/onfkX2-t1mc”]

Staged:Obama And Romney 2012 Debates Memorandum Of Understanding

(PI)  The following memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns detailing rules and standards for the four arranged Presidential and Vice Presidential debates was originally obtained and published by Mark Halperin of Time.   Download: ObamaRomneyDebateMOU

The Next Food Crisis Will Be Caused By Globalist Land-Grabs And Privatization

(Susanne Posel)  The UN warns that global food stores like grains are depleting at an expediential rate and when combined with failing harvests, there will be a food crisis in 2013. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) explain that “we’ve not been producing as much as we are consuming. That is why stocks are being run down. Supplies are now very tight across the world and reserves are at a very low level, leaving no room for unexpected events next year.” Since 2010, the FAO have stated that the rise in food prices is directly correlated to the 80 million people being added…

UN Warns: Global Grain Reserves At A Very Low Level

(Stephen Lacey)  World grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year, the United Nations has warned. [Guardian] Failing harvests in the US, Ukraine and other countries this year have eroded reserves to their lowest level since 1974. The US, which has experienced record heatwaves and droughts in 2012, now holds in reserve a historically low 6.5% of the maize that it expects to consume in the next year, says the UN. “We’ve not been producing as much as we are consuming. That is…

Eustace Mullins: Secrets Of The Federal Reserve

(You Tube)  Fantastic presentation by the late great Eustace Mullins about the Secrets of the Federal Reserve. Eustace Mullins is arguable the best researcher of esoteric topics. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/Ul3Iyq1i_30″]

Man Ends Up On “No Fly List” For Criticizing Government Policies

(RT)  Wade Hicks was en route to a US Navy base in Japan to see his wife when armed military guards informed him that they had other plans. Hicks, an American citizen with no criminal record, had just been put added to a federal no-fly list. After being escorted off his plane during a routine re-fueling stop on the Pacific Island of Oahu, Hicks, 34, was left stranded in Hawaii this week. In an interview, he suggests that his opposition to a newly-created law that allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens at military prisons without charge or trial…

21 Everyday Items That Have Sky-Rocketed In Price

( Benny Johnson)  Tuesday’s presidential debate touched on some massive economic issues that are affecting all Americans. The immense increase in gas prices was a crucial part of the discussion, but have other everyday products seen a drastic increased in price over the same time period?  According to Blaze research on data provided by the the Bureau of Labor Statistics* gas prices are not alone in skyrocketing over the last decade.  Wait till you see chocolate chip cookies! (Photo: Shutterstock.com) GASOLINE [ALL TYPES] 2002 Average – $1.44 2012  Average- $3.73 Percent Increase: 158% (Photo Credit: beerpongbrackets.com) BEER [PER 16 OZ.] 2002 Average –…

Rense: Chemtrails! Why Are They Spraying?

(You Tube)  Michael Murphy and Barry Kolsky directed and produced this video (“Why in the World are They Spraying?”), a hugely popular film on Chemtrails – Here we can learn more about the extent of the Chemtrails from one of the featured speakers in the video; Dane Wigington. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/nTfqLmdtAHM”]

French President Wants To Ban Homework,Plans To Overhaul Education System

(Valerie Strauss)  How do you think this would go over in the United States? French President François Hollande has said he will end homework as part of a series of reforms to overhaul the country’s education system. And the reason he wants to ban homework? He doesn’t think it is fair that some kids get help from their parents at home while children who come from disadvantaged families don’t. It’s an issue that goes well beyond France, and has been part of the reason that some Americans oppose homework too. Hollande’s reform plans include increasing the number of teachers, moving the school week…

ID Required To Buy Hunting Magazines In Britain

(Cornwall)  Country sports enthusiasts are furious at a decision by Britain’s biggest newsagent to ban children from buying shooting magazines after a campaign by animal rights activists. WH Smith says youngsters under 14 will not be sold shooting titles, even though it is legal to hold a shotgun licence below that age. And even adult customers attempting to buy a magazine featuring shooting now face a humiliating alert as staff receive a “till prompt” to check the buyer’s age. The high street retailer based the policy on the qualifying age for a firearms certificate and says checks are already in…

State Department:Negotiations To Keep Troops In Afghanistan Past 2014

(Josh Rogin)  Despite statements by Vice President Joe Biden, the State Department is about to begin formal negotiations over the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, a top State Department official said Tuesday. Last week, U.S. and Afghan negotiators met in Kabul to talk about the Bilateral Security Agreement that will govern the extension of U.S. troops past 2014, when President Barack Obama said the combat mission in Afghanistan will end and the U.S. will complete the transition of the entire country to Afghan government control. Also last week, Biden told Americans during his Oct. 11 debate with Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan that U.S.…

Speak Up Or Lose Your Voice;Free Speech Is Dying In The Western World

(Jonathan Turley)  Free speech is dying in the Western world. While most people still enjoy considerable freedom of expression, this right, once a near-absolute, has become less defined and less dependable for those espousing controversial social, political or religious views. The decline of free speech has come not from any single blow but rather from thousands of paper cuts of well-intentioned exceptions designed to maintain social harmony. In the face of the violence that frequently results from anti-religious expression, some world leaders seem to be losing their patience with free speech. After a video called “Innocence of Muslims” appeared on…

Global Food Reserves Have Reached Their Lowest Level In Almost 40 Years

(Michael Snyder)  For six of the last eleven years the world has consumed more food than it has produced.  This year, drought in the United States and elsewhere has put even more pressure on global food supplies than usual.  As a result, global food reserves have reached their lowest level in almost 40 years. Experts are warning that if next summer is similar to this summer that it could be enough to trigger a major global food crisis.  At this point, the world is literally living from one year to the next.  There is simply not much of a buffer…