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Results of Nationwide Government Cell Phone Tracking Records Request Show Frequent Violations of Americans' Privacy Rights

March 31st, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security/results-nationwide-government-cell-phone-tracking

The ACLU has just released the results of our affiliates’ public records requests to hundreds of police departments around the country asking them about their cell phone tracking policies.

US Soldiers Busted in Drug Cartel Murder-For-Hire Plot

March 31st, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/us-soldiers-busted-in-drug-cartel-murder-for-hire-plot

Two US Army soldiers are among six men charged with running a drug trafficking ring and offering their services as a murder-for-hire team to undercover DEA agents posing as members of the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel. The Los Zetas drug cartel is infamous for its ultraviolent ways in a Mexican underworld that is already known for its vicious cartels and gangs that paint entire cities red with blood. Comprised of rogue members of an elite unit of the Mexican army, Los Zetas started out as an enforcement wing of the Gulf Cartel. In 2010, they left the Gulf Cartel and went into business for themselves.

New round of mass layoffs in North America

March 31st, 2012
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/jobs-m31.shtml

The US electronics retail chain Best Buy on Thursday announced it would close 50 stores this year and lay off 400 corporate and support workers as part of a plan to cut $800 million in costs and restructure its business. The Minnesota-based firm was one of a series of American and Canadian companies that announced major layoffs this week.

Corporate Media Silent On Lawsuit Over NDAA Being Used To Silence Journalists - Video

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/03/30/corporate-media-silent-lawuit-ndaa-silence-journalists-109161/

RT picks up on the story of the NDAA being used to silence journalists pointing out how the corporate media has entirely ignored the story.

FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/fda-rejects-call-ban-bpa-food-packaging-192041096.html

The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned food. About 90 percent of Americans have traces of BPA in their bodies, mainly because it leaches out of food and beverage containers. Some scientists believe exposure to BPA can harm the reproductive and nervous systems, particularly in babies and small children, potentially leading to cancer and other diseases.

Monsanto’s Roundup is Causing DNA Damage

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-roundup-is-causing-dna-damage/#ixzz1qdTsTNfM

New research has recently been released showing that glyphosate, the main active ingredient found in Monsanto’s Roundup Ultra Max, is causing both DNA and cellular damage to cells found in the mouth and throat. Seeing as the inhalation of herbicides and ingredients like glyphosate is very common, this research alone is enough to raise concern over the safety of such substances which are used on a major scale.

Can America’s Descent Possibly Be Reversed?

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30951.htm

Now, to say that America is becoming like Nazi Germany is not an exaggeration. But too many people glance over such assertions in disbelief, perceiving such things as absurdities. They are in denial, and just do not want to believe what’s going on.

US House of Representatives Approves Plan to Destroy Medicare, Medicaid and Food Stamps

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30947.htm

The US House of Representatives has adopted a budget resolution that calls for privatization of Medicare and the elimination of Medicaid, food stamps and many other federal entitlement benefits. The resolution is part of a bipartisan campaign to slash spending on social programs.

As Fukushima Worsens, US Approves New Nukes

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/30-7

Despite reports this week that the Fukushima nuclear situation may be even worse than previously thought, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has given approval today for two combined licenses for two nuclear reactors in South Carolina, only the second time in the last three decades that new nuclear plants have been approved in the nation.

Lopsided Recovery: The Economy Is Rebounding ... Only Just for the Rich

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.alternet.org/economy/154776/lopsided_recovery%3A_the_economy_is_rebounding_..._only_just_for_the_rich/

Almost all the economic gains made recently went to the top 10 percent, and the lion's share to the top 1 percent. Luxury retailers are smiling. So are the owners of high-end restaurants, sellers of upscale cars, vacation planners, financial advisors, and personal coaches. For them and their customers and clients the recession is over. The recovery is now full speed.

Why Are People Dying to Bring You Dinner? The Shocking Facts About Our Food System

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News

Link: http://www.alternet.org/food/154775/why_are_people_dying_to_bring_you_dinner_the_shocking_facts_about_our_food_system/

We hear of the sweatshops behind our computers, sneakers and other attire--yet the exploitation of farmworkers has become normalized. soon California legislators will debate whether to enforce rules to provide water and shade to the 400,000 farmworkers who harvest our food.

Why Would DHS Buy Bullets? Are They Expecting Something?

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://political-conservatives.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-would-hhs-buy-bullets-are-they.html

In the past couple weeks, we have written here about our concerns that there will be no election and that we do not understand the press and the threats of riots if the killer of Trayvon Martin is not arrested. Add on top of that the tweet-gate of Roseanne Barr and Spike Lee and one has to wonder what is going to happen next.

New pesticides linked to bee population collapse

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/new-pesticides-linked-to-bee-population-collapse-7601198.html

Two studies confirm dangers of 'nerve agents' used on one-third of all British cropland. Worldwide declines in bee colonies, threatening much of global agriculture, may be caused by a new generation of nerve-agent pesticides, two new scientific studies strongly suggest. The findings place a massive question mark over the increasingly controversial compounds, now the fastest growing family of insecticides in the world.

California Slammed With Fukushima Radiation

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-13-30/california-slammed-fukushima-radiation?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California “with greatest exposure in central and southern California”, and that Southern California's seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:

Former co-worker: Zimmerman lost security guard job after he ‘snapped’

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/30/former-co-worker-zimmerman-lost-security-guard-job-after-he-snapped/

“He had a temper and he became a liability,” he recalled. “One time this woman was acting a little out of control. She was drunk. George lost his cool and totally overreacted. … It was weird, because he was such a cool guy, but he got all nuts. He picked her up and threw her. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle. Everyone was flipping out.”

New York police officers defy order to cut marijuana arrests

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/30/new-york-police-officers-defy-order-to-cut-marijuana-arrests/

Nearly half of New Yorkers picked up for small amounts of marijuana possession in recent months were not displaying the drug before they were stopped, the study shows, despite an order by New York police chief Ray Kelly that officers should not charge people in such circumstances.

40,000,000 Bq of iodine-131 in a single bed of kelp off Southern California — Amount most likely larger

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/40000000-bq-of-iodine-131-in-a-single-bed-of-kelp-off-southern-california-amount-most-likely-larger

The total amount of 131I taken up by the canopy was most likely larger than that measured in the canopy tissue because iodine taken up by canopy blades is translocated throughout the kelp body as iodide. The scientists estimated that the entire kelp tissue on the surface at Corona del Mar contained about one millicurie.

Why Is Pig Virus Still Being Given To Children?

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2012/03/why-is-pig-virus-still-being-given-to.html

A new investigation into pig virus contamination in human vaccines has revealed that both circovirus type 1 (PCV1) and 2 (PCV2) DNA are still present in vaccines developed against infant and childhood rotaviral gastroenteritis; and which since 5 June, 2009, the World Health Organization has recommended be included in all national immunization programs.

Rick Santorum calls President Obama a "nig" - Video

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://youtu.be/IgrhJSAaYIc

Rick Santorum catches himself before uttering the second syllable of "nigger" when referring to President Obama.

GOP Attorney General Suing Over Obamacare Supports Single-Payer: ‘I Trust The Government More’

March 30th, 2012
Categories: News, Politics, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/03/30/454261/buddy-caldwell-private-insurance/

According to one Republican attorney general in the lawsuit against the health care individual mandate, the problem with Obamacare is that it’s not a government takeover of health care.

Judge Rules in Favor of Bradley Manning Supporter and Allows Lawsuit Challenging Laptop Search

March 29th, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech-technology-and-liberty/judge-rules-favor-bradley-manning-supporter-and-allows

Late yesterday a federal judge in Boston denied the government's motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the suspicionless search and seizure of electronics belonging to activist David House when he reentered the U.S. after a vacation.

Cancer Rates Can be Cut in Half with Lifestyle Changes

March 29th, 2012
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/cancer-rates-can-be-cut-in-half-with-lifestyle-changes/#ixzz1qYkyWxhH

It is important that individuals become aware of the fact that natural solutions do in fact exist, but prevention is always a much simpler solution. So how can cancer rates be drastically slashed? Unfortunately, there are countless carcinogenic substances being used in most consumer products and food.

CNN Loses Half Its Viewers: Corporate Media Downhill Plunge Continues As Alternative Media Explodes

March 29th, 2012
Categories: News

Link: http://theintelhub.com/2012/03/30/cnn-loses-half-its-viewers-corporate-media-downhill-plunge-continues-as-alternative-media-explodes/

In the last few years the people of the world have witnessed and been a part of a mass awakening of humanity on a level never seen before. The people are no longer standing idly by as the powers that be further seek to control every aspect of their lives. A major part of this mass awakening has been the revelation that the corporate controlled media has literally served the military industrial complex for at least the last 20 years. As advertisers and readers flock to the alternative media, the old dinosaur media continues its downhill plunge with CNN leading the free fall.

The No-Fault March to War

March 29th, 2012
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2012/03/29/the-no-fault-march-to-war#more15181

Think about it for a minute. People who passionately want the United States to go to war should have to accept that there will be consequences for themselves personally. This is why the U.S. Constitution mandated that only Congress could vote to go to war, denying the authority to do so to the office of the president.

More troubling facts emerge in the Trayvon Martin shooting

March 29th, 2012
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/tray-m29.shtml

Perhaps the most significant factor of all is that Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, is a retired Orange County magistrate judge. He has been very vocal in the case, recently writing a letter to the Orlando Sentinel chiding people against jumping to conclusions, defending his son’s character and claiming that Zimmerman never followed Martin. Black Teen Death Caught On Tape ( Trayvon Martin ) - Audeo

US Congress passes phony “JOBS Act”

March 29th, 2012
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/jobs-m29.shtml

The name of the Jump-Start Our Business Startup Act was chosen to yield the acronym “JOBS Act,” but this awkward terminological concession was the only nod that the framers gave toward actual job creation.

In wake of Syria peace plan, US steps up bid for regime-change

March 29th, 2012
Categories: News, War, Politics

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/syri-m29.shtml

In the wake of the acceptance of a United Nations peace plan by the government of President Bashar al-Assad, the US, Western Europe and Turkey are preparing a meeting in Istanbul to escalate the armed campaign for regime-change in Syria.

The media assassination of Trayvon

March 29th, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://socialistworker.org/2012/03/29/assassinated-in-the-media

Nicole Colson reports on the outrageous attempts by some in the media to suggest that murdered Black teenager Trayvon Martin may have "had it coming." The New York Post's contribution to the smear campaign against those demanding justice for Trayvon. "THEY'VE KILLED my son. Now they want to kill his reputation." Anyone with any compassion or sanity had to ask: What kind of person could read the reports of Trayvon's death and somehow conclude--or even entertain the idea--that the unarmed 17-year-old might have "had it coming"?

Is Your Cell Phone Killing You?

March 29th, 2012
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2012/03/is-your-cell-phone-killing-you.html

An excellent infographic has been released, which covers many of the physical and mental health problems, as well as the financial burden sold to an increasing number of people who feel they "cannot live without" a cell phone.

Have Elites Decided to Legalize Some US Drugs?

March 28th, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://thedailybell.com/3740/Have-Elites-Decided-to-Legalize-Some-US-Drugs

This wide gap between the U.S. and the rest of the world is relatively recent. In 1980 the U.S.'s prison population was about 150 per 100,000 adults. It has more than quadrupled since then. So something has happened in the past 30 years to push millions of Americans into prison.

NEW COLD WAR? Russia "Concerned" Over Washington's Plans To Ship Arms To Georgia

March 28th, 2012
Categories: News, War

Link: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=30014

"Russia has drawn the attention of the U.S. Department of State on many occasions to the increasingly frequent visits by U.S. warships to Georgian ports, including warships equipped with Aegis combat systems." MOSCOW: Moscow has expressed its concerns to Washington over U.S. plans to ship weapons to the Georgian contingent in the International Assistance Force in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesmen Alexander Lukashevich said.

Congress Decides To Allow Employers To Demand Your Facebook Password

March 28th, 2012
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/03/28/congress-decides-employers-demand-facebook-password-107972/

Congress kills a measure that would prevent employers from demanding confidential information, such as Email, Facebook and Twitter passwords from potential employees.

Second lawyer suicided in Vegas homeowner association scandal, two others also dead: investigators do not expect foul play

March 28th, 2012
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/second-lawyer-suicided-in-vegas-hoemowner-association-scandal-two?xg_source=activity

Two lawyers linked to a homeowner association scandal that has rocked Las Vegas have been found dead in less than a week. The body of prominent attorney David Amesbury, who was named in a fraud investigation, was found Sunday hanging in a northern California shed just five days after Nancy Quon, a construction-defect lawyer, was found dead in her Henderson, Nev., bathtub, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

America: A Global Serial Killer

March 28th, 2012
Categories: News, War, Police State

Link: http://www.uruknet.info/?s1=1&p=86881&s2=30

The United States is a bizarre and dangerous country, a nation with "sociopathic tendencies riddled throughout its institutionally racist society." Like a psychopath unfazed by other people’s pain, the general American (white) population appears "completely desensitized to what should be seen as a massive, one sided, blood bath" committed in their name.

IPCC predicts rise in extreme climate events

March 28th, 2012
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/planet-under-pressure-2012-2/news/ipcc-predicts-rise-in-extreme-climate-events.html

Climate change could mean unusually high temperatures occurring much more often in most parts of the world by the end of the century, according to a special report on extreme weather events from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Fukushima monthly fallout higher now than 9 months ago in June

March 28th, 2012
Categories: News, Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/fukushima-fallout-totals-higher-9-months-june

Title: Reading of radioactivity level in fallout by prefecture

An End To Authoritarianism and Plutocracy in the United States: It's Up to Us

March 28th, 2012
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30930.htm

Then let us consider how those principles have been severely undermined, and how we, the American people, can restore them so that once again our government is of, by, and for the people, rather than a tool of oppression cynically utilized for the benefit of a small, powerful, abusive, elite political and financial class, to the detriment of the vast majority of U.S. citizens, as well as billions of people around the world.

A Budget for Wall Street Versus A Budget for Main Street

March 28th, 2012
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/03/28-8

The U.S. House of Represenatives will weigh in Thursday on the direction the country should take regarding budget priorities. At the most interesting ends of the debate, the choice will be stark: A Budget for Wall Street versus a Budget for All.

Activist Guide for Defense

March 27th, 2012
Categories: News

Link: http://freedomreignsusa.blogspot.com/2012/03/activist-guide-for-defense.html

This is a list of ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ – gleaned from decades of association with news media insiders & activists. Infiltrators and agent provocateurs have always tried to derail activists’ efforts. Your success greatly depends on your ability to defend yourself from their intimidation tactics – real or imaginary.

3 Shady Things the Koch Brothers Have Been Up To That the Media Ignores

March 27th, 2012
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/154714/3_shady_things_the_koch_brothers_have_been_up_to_that_the_media_ignore/

To the corporate media, the machinations of the 1 percent's most infamous poster boys might look like old news. But for regular Americans, it's a fight for their lives. Together, the pair have used their wealth not merely to assure its continuance, but to advance an ideology designed to secure the dominance of American politics and, indeed, the control of global capital, by themselves and a very few similarly endowed individuals.

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