(AOLNews) – Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives, according to an evaluation of those products released today.
AOL News also has learned through documents and interviews that the Food and Drug Administration has known of the potential danger for as long as a decade without alerting the public, which the FDA denies. Read More Here
The Reality Zone is producing a documentary that explores the murky world of atmospheric geo-engineering, commonly called chemtrails. The title of the program is: What in the World Are They Spraying! and we can tell you with confidence that it will be one of the most important programs you will ever see. Continue reading →
(NewsBusters) – At first, Michael Mann, a Penn State professor and a central figure in the Climategate scandal, but best known for his discredited “hockey stick graph” didn’t like being mocked in a YouTube video. Now Mann is alleging he’s a victim of hate groups.
On ABC’s May 23 “World News Sunday,” a segment from anchor Dan Harris alleged that threatening e-mails Mann received were part of a “spike” in violence aimed at the global warming alarmist community.
“The ongoing oil spill crisis in the Gulf is keeping the debate over climate and energy very much in the headlines and that debate is becoming increasingly venomous with many prominent scientists now saying that they are being severely harassed,” Harris said. Video Link Here
(SteveWatson) – A primetime CBS show that aired last week featured a notable example of so called “propaganda placement”, where a talking point is inserted into the plot in order to shape public perception, often at the behest of the government. Video Link Here
(PaulWatson) – In an interview with Alan Colmes, Ron Paul points out that it was the government who enforced segregation laws, not his son Rand Paul, who is being branded a racist by the attack dog media for simply re-affirming the fact that even unpopular aspects of the First Amendment must be protected for it to stand for anything.
As we have exhaustively documented, the corporate media was intent on manufacturing a contrived race baiting scandal around Rand Paul even before the Civil Rights Act argument cropped up. In the immediate aftermath of his crushing defeat of establishment neo-con Trey Grayson, the media attempted to characterize the Kentucky primary winner as a racist elitist simply because he held his victory celebration at a country club. Continue reading →
(LewRockwell) – Yes, you read that right. The Constitution applies to terrorists. It also applies to stay-at-home moms, illegal immigrants, truck drivers, anti-government radicals, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Put differently, the Constitution does not apply only to citizens of the United States. It seems that protectionist collectivists treat this document like a two-year-old treats his favorite toy – unwilling to share, and incorrectly believing that it is his and his alone. This fallacy has become so propagated throughout the country’s general political mindset that a barbaric jingoism has resulted, leading people to automatically support the denial of constitutional protections of freedom for anybody who is a “terrorist.”
(OpEdNews) – The Department of Justice and congressional committees should open a preliminary inquiry about whether BP committed perjury in testimony before Congress. All video of the spill should be released publicly. Subpoenas should be issued for any information from within BP about its private estimates of the size of the spill and the dangers of the dispersants. Key BP personnel should be formally interviewed by investigators.
(ABC) – Video: Scuba Diver Describes Oil Spill From Underwater – Video Link Here
(RawStory) – US has approved 19 environmental drilling waivers since oil spill – Read More Here
(FDL) – Awful News From The Gulf: Explosions Collapse Seafloor At Deepwater Horizon Well Head
A series of explosions appears to have collapsed the seafloor and blown up the BOP at the well head. Oil and gas are billowing out of a depression in the seafloor where the BOP used to be at an exponentially greater rate than anything seen before. Read More Here
(ChannelNewsAsia) – BP launches PR fightback over oil spill
Under-fire oil giant BP launched a public relations fightback on Monday over the Gulf of Mexico rig spill, pledging up to 500 million dollars to study the impact and taking out major newspaper ads. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Oil Tax Increase By Congress Would Fund Federal Cleanup, Response To Oil Spills
Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple – to 32 cents a barrel – a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade. Read More Here
(MSNBC) – Wetlands cleanup may be impossible
“Just the compaction of humanity bringing equipment in, walking on them, will kill them,” said David White, a wetlands ecologist from Loyola University in New Orleans. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – The Biggest Threat to Peace in Middle East
A build up of heightened tension in the Middle East is escalating in the last few weeks. American and Israeli postures towards Lebanon, Syria, and Iran have become more threatening. Listening to speeches of political leaders one hears talks only about war not peace. Iranians and Israelis are continuously training hard for a possible showdown Read More Here
(MoneyTeachers) – Did North Korea Just Start World War III?
Sinking another country’s ship is considered an act of war. Examples include “The Maine”, “Lusitania”, Pearl Harbor and the Tonkin Gulf. I realize that these were either permitted or “False Flags”. Yet, they did provide the pretext for the Spanish American War, World War I, WWII and Vietnam. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Israel’s Ongoing War Against the Press
The recent arrest of an Israeli journalist who allegedly leaked materials to a reporter, and the gag order that followed, is just the latest in a long string of Israel’s systematic attacks on press freedom. Read More Here
(YNet) – Eisenkot: IDF prepared for all-out war within hours – Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – The Simplicity of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
There is a general perception that the reason the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has continued for so long is because it is extremely complex. Nothing could be further from the truth. Placed in historical context, understanding the root cause of the conflict is simple, and in doing so, the solution becomes apparent. Read More Here
(Fox) – Senate Takes Up ‘Emergency’ War Bill Despite Obama Pledge to End Practice
A year after President Obama pledged to end the practice of funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with “emergency” spending bills, the Senate is taking up a $60 billion request that would do exactly that. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – America’s Exalted Capacity for Murder
What does the new British government make of its war in Afghanistan? While we await a clear statement, events in the blighted country hurtle with their own menacing momentum towards the endgame. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Obama’s Drone Blitz: They Seek Them Here, They Bomb Them There …
Let us imagine that Spain invaded Mexico in similar fashion to the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 because Madrid suffered a terrorist atrocity that was planned by a Saudi Arabian fanatic living in Chihuahua. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – Memorial Day 2010 – Corporations Profit from Permanent War – Bill Quigley
US law officially proclaims Memorial Day “as a day of prayer for permanent peace.”
However, the US is much closer to permanent war than permanent peace. Corporations are profiting from wars and lobbying politicians for more. The US, and the rest of the world, cannot afford the rising personal and financial costs of permanent war. Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘Israel offered nukes to apartheid SA’
Declassified documents cast new light on Israel’s nuclear arsenals, revealing an offer by Israel to provide South Africa’s apartheid regime with nuclear arms.
In an article published on Sunday, UK-based daily The Guardian explained how South African officials asked for nuclear warheads and Tel Aviv promised to sell them to the apartheid regime. Read More Here
(NoOneHasToDieTomorrow) – Robert Rodriguez Backpedals on His ‘Message to Arizona’
After weeks of being at the forefront of controversy over his ‘Cinco de Mayo Message to Arizona’, Robert Rodriguez is on the run.
Rodriguez is now labeling his Machete trailer a “fake” and excusing himself by calling it a “case of too much tequila”. His pathetic and arrogant backpedaling was posted on Ain’t it cool news, the same site that originally released the illegal Machete trailer. Here is a small sampling of his recent interview with Harry: Read More Here
(NorCalTruth) – U.S. Pays Off Afghan Poppy Farmers
ABC report is describing a “new approach” to the poppy production in Afghanistan.
“If WE SECURE them getting a good harvest, now they’re going to get paid for their hard work. Then we can deal with trafficking afterwords” – U.S. Soldier in new ABC report. View More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Pentagon Contractor Profits Rise —Along With Casualties – Sherwood Ross –Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – The next time you struggle to comprehend how someone could spend their time trolling the Internet in order to defend and downplay whatever government cover-up or abuse is in the news this week, consider the fact that they may be on a government payroll.
The Canadian government has been caught paying a media group to monitor online political discussion and respond to “misinformation,” in order words to spread state-sanctioned propaganda, in the latest scandal to hit the Harper administration. Continue reading →
(WashingtonsBlog) – The government failed to properly ensure that BP used adequate safety measures, BP and their contractors were criminally negligent for the oil spill, and BP has tried to cover up the problem. See this.
(Townhall) – If you want to get a good glimpse of what America will look like if President Obama continues to push his “change” agenda, take a close look at Chicago. But brace yourself: it is not a pretty picture.
Chicago, as we all know, is Mr. Obama’s home and the place where he served as a community organizer, a state legislator, and a US Senator. Obama championed a variety of jobs creation programs, advanced ideas to reduce crime, and sought earmarks totaling some $800 million dollars to boost the Chicago economy. By all accounts, he was energetic, determined, and successful pushing these programs.
But while many, including Obama, have focused almost exclusively on Mr. Obama’s noble intentions, few have focused on the results. Which of Obama’s efforts in Chicago delivered the promised benefits? None.
Chicago is a city in crisis. Crime rates have surged despite the many, Obama-led, community-building efforts. The number of Americans murdered in Chicago this year is about the same number of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past year. Two State Senators have argued that Chicago’s crime problem is too big for locals to solve and have called for deployment of the National Guard. Read entire article
(CNN) – Once a dapper Beverly Hills attorney known for his bow tie, Richard Fine has been held in solitary confinement at Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail for 14 months, even though he’s never been charged with a crime. Video Link Here
While skeptics mockingly point out that the “end of the world” has been prophesized over and over again for centuries with nothing happening—the latest being Y2K, they say, and another likely bust coming up when the calendar hits 2012—it’s obvious that mankind faces an increasingly unsustainable future.
The world’s economic, technological, agricultural, and political systems are breaking down. While the causes are debated, it’s certain that the human assault on the natural world has wiped out vast numbers of species and polluted the land, the air, and the oceans. After the past 100 years of history, with two world wars and low-grade but vicious warfare going on almost continuously somewhere in the world since World War II ended, it seems impossible for human beings to live together in a state of harmony either among ourselves or with the planet we call home.
The US State Department’s America.gov web site, which purports to engage international audiences on issues of foreign policy, society and values, has dedicated a special section to conspiracy theories and misinformation, claiming:
“Conspiracy theories exist in the realm of myth, where imaginations run wild, fears trump facts, and evidence is ignored. As a superpower, the United States is often cast as a villain in these dramas.”
It appears as if the G20 summit in Toronto is shaping up to be a showdown between anarchists and police. Caught in the middle of the security circus are local residents. If there is violence and property damage, peaceful protesters will also be demonized. The recent bombing of a bank, perpetrated by a so-called anarchist group, has given an excuse to enact more police state measures during the summit. The curious timing of the attack emphasizes the threat of terrorism and further justifies the huge security apparatus being assembled. Continue reading →
BREAKING – (TheFightOfYourLife) – Bob Chapman flashed a high priority Intel report today 05/22/10 at 1700EDT
According to high placed sources withing the Federal Reserve they will take the economy down and force all but 4 banks out of existence no later that December 31, 2010 and possibly by mid November. Read More Here
(CSPAN2) – Video: The US Government Is In Dire Physical Condition! – Senator McConnell
(NYTimes) – Cuts to Child Care Subsidy Thwart More Job Seekers – Read More Here
(FoxBusiness) – The Next Bailout: $165B for Unions
Taxpayers could be on the hook for another $165 billion if a bill to bail out private union pension funds makes it through Congress. Read More Here
(CaseyResearch) – Fact vs. Fiction on Today’s Economy
There is a lot of “noise” being tossed out by the politicos and their preferred pundits about how the U.S. economy is on the mend. Thus it is important to try and separate fact from fiction about where things really stand.
FICTION: Though sporadic, the U.S. economy will continue to improve.
FACT: The U.S. is headed for a currency crisis. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Speculators Grab Gold Faster Than Mines Can Produce It
Speculators are buying gold faster than the world’s biggest producers can mine it as analysts forecast a 27 percent rally that may extend the longest run of annual gains since at least 1920. Read More Here
(Express) – Gordon Brown ‘first choice’ for top job at IMF – Read More Here
(MyBudget360) – America’s wealthiest 25 percent of households own 87 percent of all U.S. wealth. How the middle class face growing income inequality in the new era of the psychopath corporatocracy Read More Here
(MarketWatch) – Bank of Spain seizes control of savings bank CajaSur – Read More Here
(IrishTimes) – Burden of Irish debt could yet eclipse that of Greece
It is no longer a question of whether Ireland will go bust, but when. Unlike Greece, our woes do not stem from government debt, but instead from the government’s open-ended guarantee to cover the losses of the banking system out of its citizens’ wallets. Read More Here
(InternForecaster) – Dysfunctional Markets That Change Every Hour – Bob Chapman
Keeping up with today’s dysfunctional markets is very difficult because they change hour by hour. The problems of Europe have stolen center stage from US problems. The focus is on Europe, but we all should remember trillions of dollars have been injected into the US financial system since mid-2007. Read More Here
(WashingtonPost) – One false move in Europe could set off global chain reaction
If the trouble starts — and it remains an “if” — the trigger may well be obscure to the concerns of most Americans: a missed budget projection by the Spanish government, the failure of Greece to hit a deficit-reduction target, a drop in Ireland’s economic output. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – Louisiana Realtor: Oil Is Having “Horrible, Just Horrific” Effect On Sales
Carolyn Angelette said around 100 clients have canceled summer rentals in Grand Isle, LA. Other clients have postponed plans to buy a home until they see the full extent of oil damage. At this rate, she warns, her Century 21 office will go out of business. Read More Here
Video: California is planning to bankrupt itself
Jim Puplava talks about insane law proposals in California recorded on May 22nd 2010
(GlobalResearch) – The Banks Call the Shots on Financial Reform: The Sovereign Debt Crisis is Sweeping the World with another Credit Crunch – Danny Schechter – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – A “Fix” to the Economic Recession: Undermine the Rights of Public Sector Workers – Shamus Cooke
In the state of Oregon, the most widely distributed paper, the Oregonian, announced on its front page that the state should expect “Ten Years of Pain.” The perpetrator: the budget crisis — $2.5 billion in the coming two-year budget cycle, with $2 billion projected deficits until 2019. Sadly, these depressing numbers assume that the economy will recover, a belief lacking any credible evidence.
(InfoClearingHouse) – Merkel’s Savage Blitz through Euroland – Mike Whitney
Angela Merkel has let a minor brush-fire on the periphery turn into a raging inferno that’s sweeping across the continent. Absent Berlin’s fumbling diplomatic effort and its ferocious attachment to Hooverian economics, the Greek matter would have been over by now. Instead, the fire continues to burn while the German Chancellor pushes the eurozone closer and closer to the cliff. And what for; to prove that prodigal spending by the member states (Greece) mustn’t go unpunished? Is that what this is all about? Is Merkel really willing to break up the EU just to prove her point and to accommodate her towering sense of self righteousness? Read More Here
(TruthDig) – The Greeks Get It – Chris Hedges
Here’s to the Greeks. They know what to do when corporations pillage and loot their country. They know what to do when Goldman Sachs and international bankers collude with their power elite to falsify economic data and then make billions betting that the Greek economy will collapse. Read More Here
(CSPAN) – Video: Why should taxpayers be on the hook? – Ron Paul
On Thursday, Congressman Paul spoke at the House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on The Role of the International Monetary Fund and Federal Reserve in Stabilizing Europe.
He also questioned Federal Reserve Board of Governors member Daniel Tarullo and observed how continual bailouts help the big banks and the well-connected at the expense of the taxpayer. Continue reading →
(CNN) – South Korean President Lee Myung-bak announced Monday his country is suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North’s ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture after the sinking of a South Korean warship. “We have always tolerated North Korea’s brutality, time and again,” Lee said. “We did so because we have always had a genuine longing for peace on the Korean Peninsula. But now things are different.”Video Link Here
(Reuters) – Obama tells military: prepare for North Korea aggression
President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. military to coordinate with South Korea to “ensure readiness” and deter future aggression from North Korea, the White House said on Monday. Read More Here
(BusinessInsider) – South Korea Threatens War If North Korea Makes One More Provocation
South Korea’s Lee Myung-bak announced his retaliation plan for the attack on the Cheonan this morning in Seoul. Although restrained like he has been for the past two months, the president finally referred to the possibility of war:
“If our territorial waters, airspace or territory are militarily violated, we will immediately exercise our right of self-defense.” Read More Here
(MSNBC) – U.S. military told to get ready in Korea standoff – Read More Here
(Xinhua) – DPRK vows to fire at S Korean propaganda loudspeakers at border – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – J&J Unit Pleads Guilty to Improper Topamax Marketing (Update2)
A Johnson & Johnson unit admitted it illegally marketing its Topamax epilepsy drug for other ailments, fulfilling part of an $81 million settlement reached in April with the government. Read More Here
(USAWeekend) – Most babies need a vitamin D supplement
New research suggests that almost all babies need a vitamin D supplement. According to a study in March published online in Pediatrics, only 5% to 37% of U.S. infants under age 1 meet the standard for vitamin D set by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2008: 400 international units a day. Only 1% to 13% of infants under age 1 get a vitamin D supplement today, the study says. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Dupont complains that Monsanto is running a seed market monopoly
Chemical and agricultural giant DuPont has accused rival Monsanto of maintaining a seed monopoly, in a complaint filed with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Agriculture. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – If ultrasound destroys sperm, why is it safe for a fetus? – Mike Adams
Ultrasound is extremely damaging to the health of any unborn child (fetus). The natural health community has been warning about ultrasound for years, but mainstream medicine, which consistently fails to recognize the harm it causes, insists ultrasound is perfectly safe and can’t possibly harm the health of a fetus. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Hemp History Week, a look back at America’s hemp heritage
Let U.S. farmers grow hemp! This is the battle cry of those who recognize the value and history of hemp and lament the fact that domestic farmers have been unable to legally grow it for over 50 years. In an effort to change this, Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association have announced May 17-23, 2010, as Hemp History Week, a time when patriotic Americans are encouraged to anchor and organize events in their hometown as part of a national grassroots, media and public education campaign about hemp. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – According to a recent report from CNNMoney.com, the massive U.S. health care system overhaul includes more than just a transition to government-run medicine. A small section hidden away in the 2,409-page bill requires all businesses to send 1099 tax forms to every company or individual from which they purchased more than $600 in services and goods throughout the tax year, beginning on January 1, 2012.
As you’ll see below, this new law threatens to cause a wave of paperwork chaos across the entire U.S. economy, stifling the operations of small businesses and driving more jobs overseas. Continue reading →
Historians will tell you there is often a time-lag between the onset of economic disaster and the accumulation of social fury. In act one, the shock of a crisis initially triggers fearful disorientation; the rush for political saviours; instinctive responses of self-protection, but not the organised mobilisation of outrage… Continue reading →
(WSWS) – The US Senate’s passage of the Obama administration’s financial reform bill Thursday was hailed in the media and by official Washington as a landmark effort to curb the power of the big banks. But on Wall Street itself, the news was greeted with a mixture of dismissal and applause. Continue reading →