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700,000 Olympics Tickets Unsold

(UKPA)  Around 700,000 Olympics tickets are yet to be sold while capacity at a number of football games has been reduced, organisers said. Locog said 250,000 football tickets were on sale while 50,000 tickets are available to buy for other sports at the moment. In addition, 200,000 football tickets and 200,000 tickets for other sports are due to go on sale after being returned by Olympics committees from around the world. Organisers said there had been around one million football tickets left but these have been cut in half by reducing capacity at stadiums. A spokesman for Locog said: “We…

They’re 21 Tax Increases In Obamacare, Most On The Middle Class And Poor

(David Boyer)  The Supreme Court handed President Obama a major political victory on his signature health-care issue Thursday, but the justices also provided Republicans with a sharper campaign issue by defining the law’s individual mandate as a tax. The ruling allows Mr. Obama to engage in a four-month-long victory lap as he campaigns for reelection. And it validates the president’s decision to devote so much time and energy to passing the law in 2009 while the economy was in free fall, a divisive vote that contributed to Democrats losing the House in 2010. Democrats didn’t try to hide their “I-told-you-so” reaction to the decision, although Mr. Obama and…

200,000 Caskets On Hand For London Olympics Evacuation

(Paul Joseph Watson)  200,000 casket linings on standby says undercover journalist who infiltrated security team. An undercover journalist going by the pseudonym ‘Lee Hazledean’ has blown the whistle on astounding revelations about how he infiltrated the G4S – the company responsible for security at the London Olympics – and discovered shocking plans for the evacuation of London, 200,000 ‘casket linings’ being on standby, along with botched security procedures that leave the Games wide open to attack. Hazledean’s interview with Tony Gosling, Bilderberg.org editor and host of BCFM’s Friday Drivetime, has gone viral on the web over the last few days. Hazledean is…

Government Drone Hacked By Texas University

(RT)  There are a lot of cool things you can do with $1,000, but scientists at an Austin, Texas college have come across one that is often overlooked: for less than a grand, how’d you like to hijack a US government drone? A group of researchers led by Professor Todd Humphreys from the University of Texas at Austin Radionavigation Laboratory recently succeeded in raising the eyebrows of the US government. With just around $1,000 in parts, Humphreys’ team took control of an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the US Department of Homeland Security. After being challenged by his lab, the…

Unusual Ways The Government Monitors, Watches And Investigates Your Life 24/7

(Capital Hill Blue)  For most Americans, it is virtually impossible to escape scrutiny, surveillance and investigation by the government. Nearly every action, financial transaction, Internet browse and travel habit is capture by various systems, analyzed for for patterns and — if a “pre-defined” pattern is found — referred to law enforcement for investigation. When you use a credit card to buy a tank of gas for your car, the date, time, plate and amount is forwarded automatically by your bank or credit card company to a massive computer located in an unmarked black-faced building at 3801 Fairfax Drive in Arlington,…

Mind Reading Machine Can Reconstruct Your Experiences From Neural Fingerprints

(Evan Lerner)  Researchers have long been interested in discovering the ways that human brains represent thoughts through a complex interplay of electrical signals.  Recent improvements in brain recording and statistical methods have given researchers unprecedented insight into the physical processes underlying thoughts. For example, researchers have begun to show that it is possible to use brain recordings to reconstruct aspects of an image or movie clip someone is viewing, a sound someone is hearing or even the text someone is reading. A new study by University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University scientists brings this work one step closer to…

Japanese Man Cooks His Genitals & Serves Them To Guests At His Dinner Party

(Rob Cooper)  A man who had his genitals removed seasoned them before cooking them for five paying dinner party guests, it has been claimed. Mao Sugiyama, 22, who is asexual, had voluntarily undergone surgery to have them removed.But the illustrator took his frozen penis and scrotum home from hospital and organised a grim party. Grim: Mao Sugiyama, 22, prepares to serve up his genitals as dinner for five paying guests at a party he organised in Tokyo, Japan  He charged guests around £160 per person to eat his severed genitalia in Tokyo, Japan. They were garnished with mushrooms and parsley. Before…

Google Creates A.I. That Is Smarter Than You Think

  (POPSCI)  As intelligent as computers continue to get, it’s still a lot of work for them to perform tasks many humans do on a regular basis–like, say, enjoying cat videos on YouTube. In an attempt to bridge that gap, scientists from Google’s X laboratory created a simulated human brain by putting 16,000 computer processors together and having them browse around the Internet, learning facts about the world as they went. And the simulated human brain successfully found YouTube’s cats. For this study, the Google research team took 10 million randomly selected videos from YouTube and fed thumbnails into the…

Hacker Group Attacks 60 Banks,Drains Bank Accounts For 2 Billion

(Pete Norman)  Sixty million euro has been stolen from bank accounts in a massive cyber bank raid after fraudsters raided dozens of financial institutions around the world. According to a joint report by software security firm McAfee and Guardian Analytics, more than 60 firms have suffered from what it has called an “insider level of understanding”. “The fraudsters’ objective in these attacks is to siphon large amounts from high balance accounts, hence the name chosen for this research – Operation High Roller,” the report said. “If all of the attempted fraud campaigns were as successful as the Netherlands example we…

Army Looks To Strike Enemies With Lightning Weapon

(Live Science)  Today’s military lasers can blind spy satellites or burn enemy vehicles, but tomorrow’s could guide lightning bolts to strike and destroy battlefield targets. A U.S. Army lab is testing how lasers can create an energized plasma channel in the air — an invisible pathway for electricity to follow. The laser-guided lightning weapon could precisely hit targets such as enemy tanks or unexploded roadside bombs, because such targets represent better conductors for electricity than the ground. “We never got tired of the lightning bolts zapping our simulated (targets),” said George Fischer, lead scientist on the project at the U.S. Army’s Armament…

Week Long Bank Glitch Leaves U.K. Customers Unable To Pay Bills Online & Access Cash

(James Hall)  Customers deluged online forums with complaints yesterday, saying that they were unable to pay bills and were concerned about the impact it could have on their credit ratings. The crisis has hit customers at RBS and two of its subsidiaries, NatWest and Ulster, and the bank admitted that the chaos caused by a technical glitch is so severe that it does not even know how many accounts are affected. Yesterday, more than 1,200 NatWest branches were opened on a Sunday for the first time in its history, while a further 1,000 branches will be open until 7pm today…

Scientists Hacking Into The Brain Of Stephen Hawking

Hawking, 70, has been working with scientists at Standford University who are developing a the iBrain – a tool which picks up brain waves and communicates them via a computer. The scientist, who has motor neurone disease and lost the power of speech nearly 30 years ago, currently uses a computer to communicate but is losing the ability as the condition worsens. But he has been working with Philip Low, a professor at Stanford and inventor of the iBrain, a brain scanner that measures electrical activity. “We’d like to find a way to bypass his body, pretty much hack his…

The Muslim Brotherhood Now Rules Egypt In Historic Presidential Win

(Al Jazeera)  The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi has officially won Egypt’s presidential election and will be the country’s next president, the electoral commission has announced. Morsi picked up 13.2 million votes out of just over 26 million, giving him about 51 per cent of the vote. His competitor, Ahmed Shafiq, the final prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, received 12.3 million. More than 800,000 ballots were invalidated. Farouq Sultan, the head of the election commission, delivered a long speech before announcing the results in which he defended the body’s “independence and integrity” amidst what he called meddling by unnamed political factions.…

Japan Reports Fukushima Sea Food “Safe” For Eating

(NKH)  No radioactive substances have been detected in marine products caught off Fukushima Prefecture in the first test fishing following the 2011 nuclear accident. The prefectural federation of fisheries co-operative associations announced on Saturday that three kinds of test samples it chose showed radiation levels lower than detectable by radioscope. Two kinds of octopus and one type of shellfish were tested for radioactivity on Friday and Saturday at a facility at the port of Matsukawaura in Soma City. This is the first test of any sea food samples from the area since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power…

Details Of Top Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaked

(Rudy Avizius)  On June 12, a leaked copy of the investment chapter for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was made public. This copy was analyzed by Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and has been verified as authentic.  This agreement has been negotiated IN SECRET for 2-1/2 years and no information has ever been released until this leak. So why have the details of this negotiation been so secret? This agreement has been framed as a “free trade” agreement and yet out of 26 chapters only two have anything to do with trade. The other 24 chapters grant new corporate privileges and rights, while…

San Antonio, Texas Students To Be Tracked Via RFID In Their IDs

(Irene North)  Yet another school has jumped on the RFID tracking of their students. This time the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas plans to track their students via RFID chips placed in their student IDs. It will begin trials at two schools and, if administrators like it, all 100,000 students will be required to use it. District officials said the Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID) tags would improve safety by allowing them to locate students — and count them more accurately at the beginning of the school day to help offset cuts in state funding, which is partly based on attendance. “We want to harness…

COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF FEMA CAMPS

What is the Federal Emergency Management Agency? Simply put, it is the “secret government”. This agency has powers and authority that go well beyond any other agency in the nation. What can FEMA do? It can suspend laws. It can move entire populations. It can arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and can hold them without a trial. It can seize property, food supplies, and transportation systems. And it can even suspend the Constitution of the United States. When the first concept had been  presented, its original mission was to assure the survivability of the United States Government in…

China Takes Knockoffs To New Levels By Cloning Entire Austrian Village

(Molly Oswaks)  China has long been known for its knock-offs and copy-cat merch, but this latest project is some next-level kind of counterfeit crazy. The Austrian village of Hallstat—a centuries-old village of 900 and a UNESCO heritage site that relies heavily on season tourism to survive—was recently cloned by Minmetals Land Inc., the real estate development arm of China Minmetals Corp., China’s largest metals trader. Chinese Hallstat, by contrast, is a nouveau riche housing estate (in Guangdong province’s Huizhou city, about 100 miles from Hong Kong). News 24 reports that Minmetals staff had been deployed to “Old” Hallstatt, where they took photos and…

Scientists Genetically Engineered Cows To Produce Human Breast Milk

(Mohammed Ismail)  A new level of genetically modified food has been successfully created, as scientists have revealed their calf whose milk can be consumed by lactose intolerant humans, and another genetically engineered cow whose milk contains a synthetic “healthy” fat found in fish. Scientists, assisting the failing mainstream dairy industry, have been trying to create food and other products from livestock that promote good health by genetically modifying the animals producing them.  Seems like backwards logic. Chinese scientists injected human genes into over 300 dairy cows to control the properties of the milk produced. Those modified cows produced milk with similar properties…

Indiana SWAT Team Raids House Over Comments Made Online

(John Martin)  Stephanie Milan, 18, was relaxing in her family’s living room Thursday watching the Food Network when a heavily armed squad of Evansville police officers arrived on the front porch. Dressed in full protective gear, police broke the storm door of the home at 616 East Powell Ave. — the Milans’ front door was already open on the hot summer day. They also broke a front window. They tossed a flashbang stun grenade into the living room that made a deafening blast. A short distance away, a local television crew’s cameras were rolling. The police had invited the station…

Children Banned From Drawing On Sidewalk With Chalk

(FoxNY)  Denver mom Sarah Cohen says drawing sidewalk chalk art is one of her three-year-old daughter Emerson’s “simple pleasures in life.” “It’s definitely better than video games,” Cohen told KCNC.  However, the homeowner’s association in Cohen’s neighborhood feels differently. They say Emerson’s drawings — usually of hearts and flowers — are distracting and offensive blights on their community.   My initial reaction was, ‘You have to be kidding me,” Cohen said. The association, called Innovations and Courtyard Traditions at Stapleton, temporarily banned children from drawing on sidewalks, saying anything that offends, disturbs or interferes with the peaceful enjoyment is not allowed on…

UN Claims Climate Change Causing Food Shortages & Price Increases

(Dorsi Diaz)  As leaders from over 130 nations meet to discuss sustainable development, new research shows how climate change will likely worsen a key issue in the future: hunger. As the leaders meet at the United Nations Rio+20 conference, research has uncovered some startling news: the number of undernourished women and young children could increase by 20% and will affect one of every five within a decade because of climate change. As countries continue to get hit by massive flooding, droughts, extreme cold snaps, extreme heat, tornadoes and hurricanes, food production will be affected, according to the World Health Organization and other groups.…

Brain Scanner Records Your Dreams On Video

(Evan Ackerman)  Just a few weeks ago, we posted about how brain patterns can reveal almost exactly what you’re thinking. Now, researchers at UC Berkeley have figured out how to extract what you’re picturing inside your head, and they can play it back on video. The way this works is very similar to the mind-reading technique that we covered earlier this month. A functional MRI (fMRI) machine watches the patterns that appear in people’s brains as they watch a movie, and then correlates those patterns with the image on the screen. With these data, a complex computer model was created to predict the relationships…

Walmart’s Latest Initiative Could Change America’s Farms Forever

(Michael Hirtzer)  Wal-Mart Stores Inc has long used its commercial might to forge a global supply chain with ruthless efficiency. It now has a new target: U.S. wheat fields. As part of efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and burnish its image as an environmentally responsible company, the huge retailer is sending senior employees into the fields for the first time ever, looking for ways to help farmers reduce their use of carbon-intensive fertilizer or improve logistics. “We don’t have a lot of visibility in the supply chain, so we started in the field,” says Robert Kaplan, a sustainability manager…

New Louisiana Law: Sex Offenders Must List Status On Social Sites

(Michael Martinez)  A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law’s author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation. State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican from Bossier City, Louisiana, says his new law, effective August 1, will stand up to constitutional challenge because it expands sex offender registration requirements, common in many states, to include a disclosure on the convicted criminal’s social networking sites as well. Thompson, an attorney and a father of a 13-year-old daughter and 9-year-old…

Forced Circumcisions For Ugandan Males Over 15

(Godfrey Olukya) The Ugandan town of Mbale was brought to a standstill on Tuesday afternoon, as a naked man ran through the streets, with more than 50 men in pursuit. He was fleeing a forced circumcision. Only identified as Deo, the man sought sanctuary from the Resident District Administrator, as the men and a local scalpel-wielding surgeon gave chase. Deo survived the forced circumcision after guards at the administrator’s office were able to disperse his assailants, but that was not before other men had fallen victim to the enforced surgical operation. More than 40 men of various ages have been…

High Concentrations Of Roundup’s Weed Killer Found In People’s Urine

(Brändli Reinacher)  Glyphosate is the main active substance used in most commercial herbicides. It poisons not only plants, but also animals and humans. When testing for glyphosate on contamination in urban population, a German university found significant contamination in urine samples with all levels 5 to 20 times above the legal limit for drinking water. Most glyphosate herbicides used in commercial agriculture and small gardens as well as for de-weeding railway lines, urban pavements and road sides contain the active substance. The most widely used herbicides containing glyphosate goes under the name “Roundup” by Monsanto. Since the patent on glyphosate have expired, several…

If You Thought Todays Airport Is Bad Just Look At What The Future Holds

(Bart Jansen)  At a terminal being renovated here at Love Field, contractors are installing 500 high-definition security cameras sharp enough to read an auto license plate or a logo on a shirt. The cameras, capable of tracking passengers from the parking garage to gates to the tarmac, are a key first step in creating what the airline industry would like to see at airports worldwide: a security apparatus that would scrutinize passengers more thoroughly, but less intrusively, and in faster fashion than now. It’s part of what the International Air Transport Association, or IATA, which represents airlines globally, calls “the checkpoint of…

6 Easily Avoidable Health Hazards in Your Home

(Elizabeth Renter)  It seems as if everything these days needs to come with a warning label. But many of the things we know to be bad for us are marketed as perfectly safe. When you take your health and safety into your own hands, you have to dedicate some serious time to researching the relevant topics and taking meaningful steps towards better health by avoiding health hazards. Here are just a few tips to get you started—ways you can easily avoid common health hazards. In addition, be sure to check out the simple ways you can naturally purify your home. Stop microwaving in plastic…

The Global Plan To RFID You,Your Family & Everything You Own

(NTEB) And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” Revelation 9:6 What is presented on this page is not fantasy, or our idea of something that could happen in the near future. Every item here will tell you about advances in technology that either are in place, or in the end stages of development and about to be released. Every item here will show you not only the plan, but the actuals tools that the New World Order (NWO) has in place to track you right…

Apple’s IOS 6 Includes Government Alerts

(Paul Joseph Watson)  Apple’s eagerly awaited iOS 6 update for iPhones and iPads will include controversial ‘government alerts’ that some fear are part of the federal government’s takeover of communications networks. “In compliance with the National Alerting Program, the WEA will be coming to Apple devices that will run on the new mobile OS once it arrives this fall. The iOS 6-compatible devices include iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 2 and the new iPad. This means that users with older iPhone will be able to receive WEA messages once they upgrade their handset to the…

United Nations Plans Global Carbon Taxes On Airlines By 2013

(Allison Martell)   The head of the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation said on Monday he expects to have a draft proposal on measures to tackle emissions from aviation by March 2013, rather than at the end of 2012 as he had said previously. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s governing council is expected to discuss “market-based measures” to reduce emissions next week. Secretary-General Raymond Benjamin said he will ask it to eliminate one of four options on the table at that session. Others could be ruled out when the council meets again in the autumn. “I believe that…

6 Creepy Lies The Food Industry Is Feeding You

(Paulio Poisuo)  As we’ve talked about before, the food industry is based almost entirely on a series of lies that, quite frankly, most of us just prefer to believe (“‘All natural?’ Sounds healthy to me!”). But we have to draw the line somewhere, right? Especially when the food you buy has nothing to do with what it says on the label.   #6. Your Honey and Spices Are Fake   Getty If you’re like us and you only use spices to impress the opposite sex with the illusion that you know what to do with them, then it’s possible that you don’t even…

Facebook Buys Facial-Recognition Firm Face.com

(John Letzing)  Facebook Inc. (FB) has agreed to acquire Face.com, a start-up that users of the social site can deploy to instantly recognize contacts in photos, in a deal that brings both technology and talent to the newly public company. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the coming weeks, weren’t disclosed. “People who use Facebook enjoy sharing photos and memories with their friends, and Face.com’s technology has helped to provide the best photo experience,” a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement. “This transaction simply brings a world-class team and a long-time technology vendor in house.” Facebook has long specialized…

Japan Bans Green Tea Due To High Radiation Levels

(Shellee Tyler)  Green tea is known for its many medicinal purposes. The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. While green tea has so many healthy benefits, consumers need to be wary if their tea comes from certain parts of Japan. According to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, several of Japan’s tea-making regions are being banned from exporting their green tea harvests due to high levels of radiation. So far, some of the banned areas include: Tochigi, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Ibaraki. Green tea…

Man On Life Support After Minneapolis Cop Punches Him For Talking Loud

(David Edwards)  Sgt. David Clifford, a member of the Minneapolis SWAT team, turned himself in to authorities on Sunday after a father of four who he reportedly “sucker punched” for talking too loud spent Father’s Day in intensive care. Mike Archambault told KMSP-TV that his longtime friend, Brian Vander Lee, was at a restaurant in Andover on Saturday when a stranger at another table asked him to be quiet. “He did a Superman punch,” Archambault recalled. “Brian went back, feet up in the air, and the guy landed on top of him and his head bounced off the concrete.” Archambault said the…

Pentagon Creating Legions Of Insect Spy Drones

(NTEB)  In addition to needing people to watch countless hours of videos of targeted individuals’ private lives taken by spy drones, the Pentagon is conducting a recruitment campaign for 1400 more people to operate its growing fleet of flying surveillance robots, a violation of Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Recent sightings have raised question over whether the government has secret miniature spy drones” After Air Force leaders’ complaining for months that their “number one manning problem … is manning our unmanned platforms,” the Pentagon is now hiring new outside instructors and initiating two new educational programs to satisfy its…

5 Fruits And Vegetables You Must Buy Organic

(Elizabeth Renter)  Wouldn’t it be nice to just trust that what you purchased from your local supermarket was good for you. I’m not talking about the convenience foods, cookies, or highly processed canned goods—I’m referring to the produce. Wouldn’t it be great to know that all of the natural and beautiful fruits and vegetables were completely safe for your consumption? While these are likely the healthiest foods at the grocery store, we can no longer trust that they are completely safe. That’s just the times we live in. And while you have every right and justification to question every item you purchase, there are…

Google Reports Alarming Rise In Censorship By Governments

(Dominic Rushe)  There has been an alarming rise in the number of times governments attempted to censor the internet in last six months, according to a report from Google. Since the search engine last published its bi-annual transparency report, it said it had seen a troubling increase in requests to remove political content. Many of these requests came from western democracies not typically associated with censorship. It said Spanish regulators asked Google to remove 270 links to blogs and newspaper articles critical of public figures. It did not comply. In Poland, it was asked to remove an article critical of the Polish agency…

Ethiopia Cracking Down On Internet,Taking Censorship To New Levels

(Jack Phillips)  Reporters Without Borders said the Ethiopian government is attempting to censor state-run newspapers, dragging the country’s media freedom back more than two decades. Ethiopia, it said, would have censorship on par with communist leader “Mengistu Haile Mariam’s brutal dictatorship” that ended in 1991. “Allowing printers to control editorial content is tantamount to give them court powers,” the group said. “On what basis do these state-owned companies assume the right and independence to interpret the law?” “If this standard contract is adopted, we fear it could lead to widespread self-censorship, which is already very common, and to media subservience…

Urgent Warning To All Cell Phone Users

(Dr. Mercola)  If you think the jury’s still out on whether cell phones can be dangerous to your health, then you might want to take the time to listen to this video. Dr. Devra Davis, author of the book, “The Secret History of the War on Cancer,” has been researching the safety hazards of radiation emanating from your cell phone. Like many people, Dr. Davis just didn’t believe the possibility of cell phones being dangerous―until she studied it. And now, with the toxicological and epidemiological evidence to back up her claims, she’s trying to get the word out that cell…

Forget The Election Results – Greece Is Still Doomed And So Is The Rest Of Europe

(Michael Snyder)  The election results from Greece are in and the pro-bailout forces have won, but just barely.  It is being projected that the pro-bailout New Democracy party will have about 130 seats in the 300 seat parliament, and Pasok (another pro-bailout party) will have about 33 seats.  Those two parties have alternated ruling Greece for decades, and it looks like they are going to form a coalition government which will keep Greece in the euro. On Monday we are likely to see financial markets across the globe in celebration mode.  But the truth is that nothing has really changed. …

Big Pharma Continues Assault On Under Developed Nations

(Susanne Posel)  Pharmaceutical corporations, like Novo Nordisk, have been using under – developed countries as testing grounds for experimental drug trials. Doctors are beginning to speak out against this practice, citing that it has more to do with increasing profits and less to do with scientific research. In countries like India and South Africa, where the citizens pay for their medicines, these drug trials are quite profitable for drug corporations. While drug licensing authorities do not require post-marketing studies, major drug corporations regularly contend that they must conduct more experiments on the human population. Using third-world nations is the easiest…

US Attempting To Trigger Full Proxy War In Syria

(Tony Cartalucci) Over the last week, the US has been outright caught lying – admittedly by Pentagon officials, regarding Russian gunships being shipped to Syria. In New York Times’ “Copters in Syria May Not Be New, U.S. Officials Say,” a senior defense department official admitted when US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her fraudulent claim regarding Russian weapon shipments, she “put a little spin on it to put the Russians in a difficult position.”

20 Reasons Why It Could Get Really Bad In The U.S. If Banks Collapse

(James Wesley Rawles)  The world is on now on the brink of a global credit crisis that could be far worse than the tumultuous events of 2008. The ongoing sovereign debt crisis in the southern reaches of the Eurozone indicate that bank runs in the region will continue, and that more bank closure “holidays” will be declared.

United Nations To Convene Month Long Conference For International Gun Control

(SAFF)  Its time once again to just say, “NO,” to the UN.  As Spain deals with a bailout to “save” the economy and the country, and while the country is engaged in its worst financial crisis in recent memory, the Spanish Parliament took time this week to push for adoption of the United Nations  Arms Trade Treaty. This is the Treaty that will infringe on the US Constitution, the Second Amendment, and your right to self defense. The United Nations and specially invited anti firearms rights groups who want to eliminate our firearms freedoms will be convening at the UN…

Agenda 21 For Dummies Part 1 & 2

(Tom DeWeese)  The battle over Agenda 21 is raging across the nation. City and County Councils have become war zones as citizens question the origins of development plans and planners deny any international connections to the UN’s Agenda 21. What is the truth? Since I helped start this war, I believe it is up to me to help with the answers. The standard points made by those who deny any Agenda 21 connection is that: • Local planning is a local idea. • Agenda 21 is a non-binding resolution not a treaty, carries no legal authority from which any nation is bound…

FBI Releases ‘Operation Ghost Story’ Documents

(Dennis Dufrene)  We are all familiar with the general ghost story – those spooky tales of the macabre told around campfires or on Halloween night. We have hall heard a ghost story of some sort in our lives. We might even have a few to tell ourselves. However, when the FBI tells theirghost story, it is unlike anything you might have heard around a campfire.

Brink Of Bankruptcy? University Of Honk Kong Professor:”In China Every Province Is A Greece”

(Matthew Robertson)  China’s economy has a reputation for being strong and prosperous, but according to a well-known Chinese television personality the country’s Gross Domestic Product is going in reverse. Larry Lang, chair professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said in a lecture that he didn’t think was being recorded that the Chinese regime is in a serious economic crisis—on the brink of bankruptcy. He coined the phrase: “In China, every province is a Greece.”

Ottawa Airport Wired With Microphones To Record Travelers Conversations

(Ian Macleod)  Sections of the Ottawa airport are now wired with microphones that can eavesdrop on travellers’ conversations. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is nearing completion of a $500,000 upgrade of old video cameras used to monitor its new “customs controlled areas,” including the primary inspection area for arriving international passengers.

Saudi Arabia’s Oil King Dies,Price Concerns Ahead

(Assaad Abboud)  Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, a half brother of King Abdullah, died on Saturday, the royal court said, leaving the oil powerhouse with no apparent successor to the throne. Prince Nayef, a long-serving interior minister, “died outside” Saudi Arabia having recently left the Gulf state for medical treatment, said a statement carried by state media, including Al-Ekhbariyah Television and SPA news agency.

A Skype Call In Ethiopia Will Now Get You 15 Years In Prison

(Tom Cheredar)  A 30-second call using Skype in Ethiopia can land you a 15-year prison sentence, thanks to new legislation passed by the country’s government. The new legislation will criminalize the use of all Voice Over IP (VoIP) services, such as Skype or Google Voice, from within the country, according to an Al Jazeera report. The legislation, which was voted into law last month with little notice from international media, seems to close a loophole that was allowing some of its citizens to communicate without being monitored by authorities.

Senator Bernie Sanders Calls for Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

(Bernie Sanders)  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today proposed an amendment to the farm bill that would let states require that any food or beverage containing genetically engineered ingredients be clearly labeled. The Vermont Legislature earlier this year considered a bill that would have required labels on foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients. The House Agriculture Committee heard testimony from 111 citizens and hundreds more crowded the Statehouse to show their support. Despite passing by a lopsided 9-1 vote in committee, the bill languished after Monsanto threatened to sue the state.

12 Signs Of The Europocalypse

 (Douglas Rediker) Two short years ago, if anyone had suggested that we would be considering pan-European bank regulation, cross-border deposit guarantees, joint and several Eurobonds, and the very survival of the common currency, they would have been dismissed as nothing short of crazy.

Join Us On A Mission To Destroy Left-Wing Terrorist Brett Kimberlin

(Velvet Revolution)  On November 19, 1989, the people of Prague, in the former state of Czechoslovakia, gathered to commemorate a massacre of Czech students by Nazi Germany fifty years earlier. By the end of the day, the gathering turned into a demonstration against a ruling  Communist government that had begun massacring Czechs and Slovaks from virtually the moment the Nazis were booted out.

‘Office Cougar’Jailed For Telling Lies In The UK

(Telegraph)  A Cambridge graduate who described herself as the “office cougar” has been jailed for falsely claiming she was having affairs with her married male colleagues. Software engineer Jeevani Wickramaratna, 44, spun a web of deceit, bombarding the men with sexually explicit messages, emailing their wives and even falsely claiming one man had HIV.

What Types Of Produce Have The Highest And Lowest Levels Of Pesticide Residues?

(OCA)  A study by Consumers Union, the publishers of Consumer Reports magazine, examines and rates the residual levels of pesticides on many common fruits and vegetables. A report by the Environmental Working Group, using data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has found that much of the health risks associated with pesticides are concentrated in a relatively small number of fruits and vegetables. The list below is compiled from these reports. Produce with Highest Levels of Pesticide Residues: Fruit/VegetableStrawberriesBell Peppers …Green …Red Spinach Cherries (US) Peaches Cantaloupe (Mexico) Celery Apples Apricots Green Beans Grapes (Chile) Cucumbers Pears Winter Squash…

Job Seekers In UK Forced Into Free Labor

(Press TV)  Job seekers in Britain are to be told by the government to do unpaid work for up to 30 hours a week or they could face losing their allowances for months.  The mandatory work activity program has dispatched a new expansion pack that will force 70,000 job seekers to work unpaid for a month; otherwise they will lose their benefits for three months. 

Mad Scientists Using Mosquitoes As Bio Weapons

(Shenali Waduge)  Not many would think or accept that the AIDS virus was a man-made creation. Similarly, the swine flu, anthrax and various other pandemic flus have their origins in laboratories meaning they have been created by man. We are slowly witnessing another epidemic of sorts in the dengue fever which causes flu-like symptoms but eventually leads to death if not treated in time.

Canadian’s Threatened With Jobs For Criticizing The Government

(CBC News)  Parks Canada employees across the country have received letters warning they’re not allowed to criticize the agency or the federal government. The directive comes as the agency cuts hundreds of jobs or curtails work hours. “I am aware that during this time of significant transition, the concept of loyalty can have a very particular meaning. However, as employees of the public sector, our duty is to support the elected government,” employees were told.

New Legislation Will Force Companys To Track All Your Online Activity

(Alan Travis)  The government is to offer a blank cheque to internet and phone firms that will be required to track everyone’s email, Twitter, Facebook and other internet use under legislation to be published on Thursday. The Home Office has confirmed it will foot the bill, thought to run into tens and possibly hundreds of millions, for collecting and storing the extra social media and web browsing records needed to implement the scheme, which critics have dubbed an “online snooper’s charter”.

Activist Put In Jail For Reading 1984

(quebecprotest.com)  This Sunday, June 10, 2012, I attempted to take part in a protest-action: over the course of a few hours, I would take the metro back and forth from Berri to Jean-Drapeau station to peacefully protest my disagreement with the Formula 1 Grand Prix, which in my opinion promotes sexism.

The Fed’s Elite Clubhouse Rules

(Robert Scheeer)  Statistics are boring, but it’s important to wrap your head around this latest one from the Federal Reserve as the definitive epitaph for the American dream. Wall Street’s financial shenanigans, the banking games that made some fat cats outrageously wealthy as they turned home mortgages into toxic securities, wiped out 20 years of growth in American families’ net worth.

Election Apocalypse: Greeks Hoard Canned Food

(Herald Sun)  Nervous Greeks are withdrawing up to 800 million euros ($1.01 billion) a day and stocking up on canned food as they fear the country will be forced to leave the eurozone after this Sunday’s election. Greek citizens fear the ramifications of a return to the country’s previous currency, the drachma, if the radical left-wing party and strong election contender SYRIZA wins this weekend.

Police- We Aren’t Losing Our Freedom, We’re Giving It Away

(Eric Peters)  The police state is not only here – it is being welcomed with open arms.  Exhibit A: In Aurora, Colorado, police searching for suspected bank robbers locked down an entire intersection, dragooned 40 random motorists out of their cars at gunpoint, handcuffed them and “asked” for permission to search their vehicles. (See here for the ABC News story.)

Police Arrest 15 Year Old Ottawa Girls For Trafficking

(AP)  Two 15-year-old girls have been arrested for human trafficking inOttawa and another 17-year-old girl was being sought Tuesday for her alleged role in forcing teens into prostitution, police said. “It’s shocking,” police spokesman Staff Sergeant John McGetricksaid of the pimping case. Ottawa police said they found three female victims, aged 13 to 17 years, who had been lured to a Walkley Road residence in a middle class neighborhood of the city, abducted and delivered up to adult clients. The two accused girls, both 15, face multiple charges including human trafficking, robbery, procuring, forcible confinement, sexual assault, assault, uttering threats and abduction. Police are continuing…

Unhealthy Nation-Pizza Vending Machines Coming To US

(Huff Po)  Move aside, sushi robots — there’s a new automated chef in town. Thanks to Italian inventor Claudio Torghel, for the past three years Europe has enjoyed vending machine pizza, made from scratch in two-and-a-half minutes flat. Now, its distributor, A1 Concepts, plans to bring the contraption to the U.S. The machines, aptly named “Let’s Pizza,” will likely be installed in malls, airports, supermarkets, colleges, gas and bus stations and hospitals. A1 Concepts’ CEO Ronald Rammers explained to Pizzamarketplace.com that the pies cook at such a fast rate because of the infra-red oven.