(CNSNews) – Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said the high court should be focused on ferreting out improper governmental motives when deciding First Amendment cases, arguing that the government’s reasons for restricting free speech were what mattered most and not necessarily the effect of those restrictions on speech. Read More Here
(Reason) – The Bounds of Silence – Obama’s Supreme Court pick looks wobbly on freedom of speech – Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – FDA finally sued over its illegal suppression of raw milk – Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Bodies of pregnant women polluted with chemicals found in consumer products
Every pregnant woman’s body is probably contaminated with multiple toxic substances, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Washington Toxics Coalition, the Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center and the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition. Read More Here
(MailOnline) – NHS spending on ‘chemical cosh’ child-calming drugs soars by 60% to £31m
NHS spending on ‘chemical cosh’ drugs to treat hyperactivity has soared by two-thirds to £31million in just four years, new figures revealed yesterday.
Nearly 750,000 prescriptions are now being doled out every year for Ritalin and similar drugs – most of them to children.
The surge triggered concerns that children are being unnecessarily drugged as poor discipline is increasingly seen as a medical issue.
Teachers warned today that prescribing calming drugs was often cheaper and easier than ‘talking cures’ and parenting support. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Terminal cancer patients spend final days suffering from radiation therapy that does nothing
A new analysis just published in the journal Cancer concludes that a significant proportion of terminally ill cancer patients spend most of their final days and weeks subjected to grueling radiation therapy (radiotherapy). What makes this extra heartbreaking and downright outrageous is that irradiating dying cancer patients does absolutely nothing for the vast majority — except to cause more end-of-life suffering and to keep countless people in the hospital, instead of allowing them to die at home. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Third of plants and animals ‘at risk of extinction’
Population growth, pollution and the spread of Western-style consumption are also blamed for hitting plant and animal populations. Read More Here
(SFGate) – Caveat eater: Strawberries are about to get more toxic
Ever wondered exactly how powerful the biggest corporate lobbies are? In Washington, note that Republicans support suspected terrorists’ “right” to purchase guns, even while maintaining that no other part of the U.S. Constitution or the Geneva Conventions apply to them. And in Sacramento, a pesticide so cancer-causing that it’s often used specifically to create cancer in rats for medical experiments was just proposed for approval for use on the state’s strawberry crop. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Psychiatric Drugs Cause Rapid Weight Gain in Kids
A new study has confirmed that atypical antipsychotic drugs can cause rapid weight gain in younger patients, as well as increasing levels of triglycerides and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in their blood.
“We are very much afraid that this will lead to diabetes and metabolic syndrome,” researcher Christoph Correll said. Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – In addition to the attacks on free speech, detainee rights and the close connections to Goldman Sachs, another noteworthy black mark on the record of Elena Kagan, the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court, is that she played a significant part in killing off the efforts of 9/11 victims’ families to bring lawsuits against members of the Saudi Royal family for financial links to the conspiracy. Continue reading →
(KurtNimmo) – The Republican version of the Tea Party, the Tea Party Express (a money-making machine for establishment Republicans), has drafted a guideline for selecting Supreme Court nominees.
The plan lays out “Five Constitutional principles,” as follows: “Judges must interpret the Constitution of the United States as written,” “Judges must not use their positions to replace the text of the law and Constitution of the United States with their own personal feelings or experiences,” and “Judges must understand that the Federal government has no power if the Constitution does not explicitly provide it.” Continue reading →
(Infowars) – The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an invitation only membershipgroup made up of about 4000 people that comprise what many observers consider to bethe shadow government of America. The CFR is more than a ‘think tank’, it is a network of elitists that control America by creating policies, laws, financial alliances and monopolies. This new video, starring such diverse personalities as Angelina Jolie and Zbigniew Brzezinski, promotes the CFR as a wonderful place where people meet to discuss policy, thus giving the impression that all points of view are represented and implemented with the public’s best interests at heart. Continue reading →
(ChristianScienceMonitor) – The three week-old environmental crisis took on new urgency last weekend as oil moved west of the Mississippi River and threatened Barataria, Terrebonne, and Atchafalaya bays, as well as the wetlands of Jefferson, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes – among the state’s most fertile fisheries. Read More Here
(Guardian) – White House aims to use Deepwater disaster to win votes for US climate bill
Senators are set to take a last run at producing a climate and energy law tomorrow, betting on the spectre of environmental disaster raised by the BP oil spill to build support for a comprehensive overhaul of America’s energy strategy. Read More Here
(Examiner) – Toxic chemicals used in BP oil spill cleanup, oil to remain flowing through Gulf
In spite of responsive cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico after last month’s oil rig explosion and spill, officials from British Petroleum (BP) announced Wednesday, May 12 that oil flow will resume as soon as leaks are stopped. Read More Here
(AP) – What went wrong at oil rig? A lot, probers find
New disclosures Wednesday revealed a complex cascade of deep-sea equipment failures and procedural problems in the oil rig explosion and massive spill that is still fouling the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and threatening industries and wildlife near the coast and on shore. Read More Here
(ABC) – Israel FM: Iran, Syria, NKorea New ‘Axis of Evil’
Israel’s foreign minister on Wednesday declared North Korea, Syria and Iran the new “axis of evil,” claiming that North Korean weapons seized in Bangkok in December were bound for Middle Eastern militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel must sign NPT, IAEA chief says
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has called for international input to pressure Israel into joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Read More Here
Video: Seymour Hersh – U.S. troops executing prisoners in Afghanistan – View Video Here
(ThePeoplesVoice) – No Influential Voice in U.S. Supporting War on Iran: Peter Feaver
A Harvard University graduate, a current Alexander F. Hehmeyer Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University, and the director of Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS), Peter D. Feaver is perhaps best known for his mission under President Bush as the special advisor for strategic planning and institutional reform on the National Security Council from 2005 to 2007. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – 6,500 disabled children in Gaza after war
Recent statistics shows an increment in the number of children who have lost at least one or more of their limbs during the war in Gaza. The number is an estimated 6,500. Read More Here
(PoliticalTheatrics) – The Tragedy That is Gaza Today And The Role Of The EU
In mid January 2010, the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza (ECESG) organized a 50-person delegation of MPs, politicians and former ministers into Gaza to witness firsthand the conditions on the ground one year after the 22-day Israeli invasion that laid waste to the Gaza Strip. Here is the report the delegation prepared (PDF) Read More Here
(CNN) – Video: 50 Killed by Drone Attack in Pakistan – Drone Attack – Video Link Here
(LATimes) – Digging up chemical weapons in D.C.
After World War I, munitions including shells of poisonous liquid mustard were buried in a then-rural area. The cleanup has forced evacuations at American University and prompted concerns about illness. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – Iraq Genocide and More… – Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
In this digest: Resumption of indirect negotiations a waste of time, video of protest in Nabi Saleh, John Greyson calls on Elton John to cancel appearance in Tel Aviv, Obama’s wrong appointment to the Supreme Court, proposal for an commemoration of Iraq Genocide, how an Israeli general tried to cover-up the murder of Rachel Corrie, and two Nakba articles. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Obama adviser warns Russia against arms sale to Iran
The United States has made it clear to Russia that delivering an anti-aircraft system to Iran would have severe consequences for U.S. ties with Moscow, a senior advisor to President Obama said Tuesday. Read More Here
(Almanar) – Barak: Israel to Keep Nuclear ‘Ambiguity’ with US Backing
Media reports have said the United States agreed in 1969 that as long as Israel did not test a nuclear weapon or publicly confirm that it had one, Washington would not press it on the issue. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – MESS Report / Nobody wants war, but Israel-Lebanon border is heating up
As Hezbollah grows in strength, concern over a possible confrontation in the north is becoming an international issue. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Netanyahu on northern border: Iran is trying to drag Israel, Syria into war
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday blamed Iran for trying to drag Israel and Syria into a military confrontation. During a meeting with reservist officers at a Northern Command training base, Netanyahu said that “Iran is trying to stir up war between Israel and Syria in order to cause tension in the region.” Read More Here
(Rense) – Top Prof Fired For Opposing Israeli Gaza Slaughter
Denis Rancourt is a distinguished, tenured Professor of Physics, a recognized expert in his field, and an Environmental Science Researcher at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Yet because of his activist position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he was unfairly fired and barred from campus on threat of arrest – a violation of his tenure, academic freedom, and beliefs about human rights and equal justice. Read More Here
(Newswise) – Multi-Symptom Pain Disorders Plague Returning Service Men and Women
Nine in 10 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return with some form of pain and about 60 percent have significant pain, mainly from the cumulative effect of exposure to recurring blasts which cause unimaginable injuries, according to prominent VA pain clinicians speaking at the American Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting. Read More Here
(C-Span) – Video: We Must Give Israel Intelligence Logistic & Political Support So They Can Successfully Attack Iran!
(BusinessInsider) – Schwarzenegger Warns Of “Terrible Cuts, Absolutely Terrible Cuts” Coming In California – Read More Here
(RumormillNews) – 27 Reasons Why You Should Buy Silver NOW
The following is a list of facts and reasons to switch all your Gold investments into Physical Silver: Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – The May 6 Stock Crash Revisited – “Over My 21 Years on Wall Street, I Never Saw Anything Remotely So Suspicious” – Read More Here
(Breitbart) – Bankers jailed, sued as Iceland seeks culprits for crisis
Four former Kaupthing executives, who all live in Luxembourg, have meanwhile been arrested in Iceland in the past week and Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for that bank’s ex-chairman, Sigurdur Einarsson. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – Panic Buying Of Physical Gold In Europe Threatens Depletion Of Austrian Mint – Tyler Durden
When global governments refuse to act responsibly toward their currency, the people will create their own currency. Welcome gold.
( NAW ) 05/12 08:57AM AUSTRIAN MINT SAYS SOLD 243,500 OZ GOLD IN COINS AND BARS IN LAST 2 WEEKS, MORE THAN IN ENTIRE Q1
( NAW ) 05/12 08:58AM AUSTRIAN MINT SAYS GOLD ORDERS COMING ENTIRELY FROM EUROPE IN LAST FEW WEEKS, SIGNS OF “PANIC BUYS”
The UK’s economy is in worse shape than Spain, and may not be able to bear the deep spending cuts proposed by the Conservatives, one of Scotland’s leading fund managers has told The Herald. Read More Here
(VancouverSun) – Canadians spend their way to top of debt heap, report says
Helped by rock-bottom interest rates, consumers have been borrowing at unprecedented levels and now owe a record $1.41-trillion, putting Canada in the number one spot among OECD nations in terms of consumer debt to financial assets, says a study by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. Read More Here
(USAWatchdog) – Gold Is Money
The Western financial world is officially in full panic mode. A nearly $1 trillion bailout of Greece confirms that fact. Our very own Federal Reserve is providing billions to the effort, but this is much more than a bailout for Greece. It is a bailout for banks holding Greek debt and the debt of other European nations teetering on default. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – Here Comes The Bailout Bailout: European Cental Banks Gobbling Up Portuguese, Irish And Greek Government Bonds
And so the European private banks win the overnight battle with the Central Banks again: after shorting the EURUSD all the way to almost 1.25, they have forced the European Central Banks to buy ever more of their worthless Government bond holdings. Reuters reports that overnight CBs have been aggressive buyers of Greek, Portuguese and Irish Sovereign (if there is such a laughable concept as sovereign any more) bonds, which in turn has forced a quick short covering spree in the EURUSD and the EURJPY, which in turn has forced futures to go from 10 handles down to up 4. In other words, Central Banks now are fighting tooth and nail to prevent the market from going down ever again. Read More Here
(CNBC) – Video: Peter Schiff on CNBC – Gold to $10,000/oz!
(RussiaToday) – Video: Adam Kokesh on RT – The Fed is under audit – Video Link Here
(BigEye) – 62 Obvious Traitors – To be removed from public office
The below traitors in the U.S. Senate have now shown how corrupt they are. They voted to prevent a full audit of the Federal Reserve Bank. By this action, they have conspired to continue secretly hiding the theft of taxes taken from the incomes of America’s workers.
By voting as the paid-off traitors they obviously are, they are pushing America into further financial disaster. Read More Here
(MailOnline) – ‘Vampire Squid’ Goldman Sachs confesses it is being investigated for helping Greece hide its debts
The controversial Wall Street bank – nicknamed the Vampire Squid because its tentacles stretch far and wide – is accused of having profiteered out of a complex currency deal that helped Greece massage its finances. Read More Here
(SMH) – Spain cuts salaries as Europe faces up to crisis
Spain announced dramatic cuts to public sector salaries and Greece received its first injection of an IMF bailout on Wednesday as Europeans faced up to the reality of their massive debt crisis. Read More Here
(EarthTimes) – Romanian retirees protest against pension cuts – Read More Here
(OnlineJournal) – What is good for Goldman Sachs is bad for the world – Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – The Real Misery Index April 2010: Underemployment Woes Lead To Two-Tier Economy
The unemployment crisis continues to stymie a full economic recovery, with ripple effects from credit card delinquencies and rising food stamp participation indicating new hardships for millions of Americans, according to the latest update of Huffington Post’s Real Misery Index. Read More Here
(RawStory) – US trade deficit biggest in more than two years – Read More Here
(CNNMoney) – Video: We Will Have Even More Crises in the Future: Nouriel Roubini – View Video Here
(LATimes) – Welfare system could cause Israel to collapse, economist warns
Nearly one in five Israeli men between the ages of 35 and 54 do not work, including Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews, says Dan Ben-David. As their numbers rise, so does the economic peril, he says. Read More Here
(Kitco) – Comex Gold Hits All-Time Record High in After-Hours Trading
Comex gold futures Tuesday afternoon hit a new all-time record high of $1,232.50 an ounce. The previous record high of $1,227.50, basis nearby futures, was set in December of 2009. Gold continues to benefit from safe-haven buying interest amid the European Union’s sovereign debt crisis, and on building bullish technical momentum. With gold prices now in uncharted territory, traders should look for higher volatility both on the upside and on the downside, but with a continued upside bias. Source: Kitco
(Rense) – Financial ‘Reform’ Bill Will Guarantee More Stealng The Fruits Of OUR Labor
The Congress has been busy. Why, haven’t you seen all these stern looking professional politicians from both sides on cable news networks jockey for their “solution” to our dire economic situation?
(NYTimes) – 4 Major Banks Manipulate Market For Perfect Months Of Trading
It is the Wall Street equivalent of a perfect game of baseball — 27 up, 27 down, the final score measured in millions of dollars a day.
Despite the running unease in world markets, four giants of American finance managed to make money from trading every single day during the first three months of the year. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Alan Grayson: “We Beat The Fed”
While many are expressing disappointment and even despair that the Senate voted down Ron Paul’s audit the Fed bill while passing a weakened version, Congressman Alan Grayson is confident that the stronger provisions of the original House amendment can be added in Committee, ensuring the Federal Reserve doesn’t get off the hook, as Congressman Paul has warned. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Two for one – Auditing Ft. Knox and the Fed
The American Public is demanding for it and they may be getting a two for one deal. An audit of the Federal Reserve will be conducted; specifically its dealings with financial institutions right before and after the financial crisis. This audit will also be conducted on Fort Knox; the audit is taking place in order to determine where money is going and seek some transparency about who received money from the Federal Reserve. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – Influenza vaccines have sent 57 children into life-threatening convulsions, reports The Age out of Australia. These influenza vaccines were being give to children under five to “protect” them from seasonal flu, but after receiving the shots, these children started going into convulsions.
An investigation has revealed that there is no quality control problem with any particular batch of influenza vaccines. They all pass quality control, in other words, so the convulsions are being caused by what is intentionally put into the vaccines, not by some mistaken chemical contaminant. Continue reading →
Why are Americans paying to bailout Greece? Do you allow the Government to tread on you? Is Arizona finally listening to the people? Are 10th Amendment sovereignty resolutions to “Restoring the Republic?” Who is this weeks Enemy of the State? Find out all this and more on this weeks edition of the Reality Report. Continue reading →