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Whole Foods to Privately Support Local Growers with $25 Million

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/whole-foods-to-privately-support-local.html

Whole Foods announced last Thursday that they have now committed $25 million in funding to their Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP). Since 2007, they have provided 184 loans to 155 companies. Funds are targeted to help local growers, producers and food artisans. Company welcomes new loan applications.

The Drugs that completely cure are not profitable"

January 7th, 2014
Categories: Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://12160.info/profiles/blog/show?id=2649739%3ABlogPost%3A1389522&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_post

Dr. Richard J. Roberts, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1993: pharmaceutical companies are interested in research that doesn’t cure but only make you experience an improvement that disappears when you stop taking the drug because drug companies often are not as interested in healing you as in getting money.

Wind power was Spain's top source of electricity in 2013

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014690317

Wind turbines met 21.1% of electricity demand on the Spanish peninsular, narrowly beating the region's fleet of nuclear reactors, which provided 21% of power. Power output from combined cycle gas plants fell 34.2% year-on-year, coal-fired plants saw generation fall 27.3%, and nuclear power output fell 8.3%.

Senate Votes to Advance Bill on Extension of Unemployment Benefits

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014690803

A Democratic push to extend unemployment benefits that expired moved forward in the Senate. Republicans in opposition, contend issuing emergency unemployment checks discourage job seekers. Urge Congress to focus on Republican job-creation ideas, like expanded oil drilling.

US issues order against Turkish export to Iran -Video

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/07/344201/us-turkey-iran-airplane-engine-export/

US has issued a rare order to a Turkish company to stop Boeing airplane engine export to neighboring Iran, saying the export would violate US sanctions on Tehran. US ban, has for years prevented the sales of passenger aircraft and repair parts to Iranian airlines.

Chicago residents thrown out ahead of eviction moratorium

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/07/evic-j07.html

On December 13, six residents of the 147-unit Astor House building on Chicago’s far north side were evicted from their apartments. The evictions were carried out in freezing temperatures, three days prior to the start of Cook County’s holiday moratorium on evictions lasting until January 2nd.

Villagers facing church bill from Henry VIII time

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/06/villagers-facing-church-bill-from-henry-viii-time-4250751/

A church which is in need of repair has used a law which dates back to the era of Henry VIII in an attempt to force villagers to foot the bill. St Peter’s church sparked anger when it sent notices to residents informing them they may be required to pay for the 14th century building to be fixed.

Russia delivers 13 Night Hunter helicopters to Iraq

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Science, Iraq

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1552055

Iraq has received 13 Mil Mi-28NE helicopters under a $4.2 billion defense contract with Russia. The helicopters, dubbed “Night Hunter” for their night operation capabilities, were delivered to Umm Qasr Port on Sunday. Iraqi army received 15 similar aircraft last year, plan to use in the fight against militants.

Mayor's company illegally tows 1000's of cars to cash in -Video

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/video/tom-sullivan/mayors-company-illegally-tows-1000s-cars-cash

In Sweetwater, Florida, cars were being towed by the thousands. So many, in fact, that a car was towed in about 37% of all arrests. To add to that ridiculousness, the company that did the towing was partly owned by the city's mayor.

French workers hold Goodyear execs hostage

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/french-workers-hold-goodyear-execs-hostage

Workers taken two executives hostage at Goodyear tyre factory in Amiens, subject of row between French minister, American CEO last year. Union representatives to keep the men captive until they have better terms for the 1,173 workers who face unemployment with the proposed closure of the site.

UK ambitions suffer blow as UAE rejects jet deal

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: /UK ambitions suffer blow as UAE rejects jet deal

United Arab Emirates not to buy BAE 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters worth £6 billion. UAE would now turn to French Rafale fighter planes made by Dassault Aviation to replace its ageing French-made Mirage aircraft. BAE Systems is still negotiating to supply 72 Eurofighter jets to Saudi Arabia.

Thousands stage anti-government protest in Kiev

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/06/343976/1000s-stage-antigovt-protest-in-kiev/

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev in the first opposition rally of 2014. The demonstrators gathered in Kiev’s Independence Square on Sunday to continue opposing the government’s rejection of an association agreement with the European Union (EU).

Turkish lira hits new low against dollar amid corruption scandal -Video

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/06/344045/turkish-lira-hits-new-low-against-dollar/

Value of Turkey’s national currency, lira, has fallen to a new low against the US dollar amid an ongoing corruption scandal which has plagued the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The lira plunged to 2.1947 per dollar on Monday, after dropping to 2.18 on Thursday and 2.17 on Friday.

.African migrants march on foreign embassies in Israel -Video

January 6th, 2014
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/06/344038/migrants-march-on-embassies-in-israel/

Thousands of African migrants in Israel have marched to the embassies of the United States and a number of European countries on the second day of their mass strike. The protesters marched in Tel Aviv in Monday to demand asylum and work rights from Israeli authorities.

US BACKDOORED our satellites, claim UAE

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/US_BACKDOORED_our_satellites%2C_claim_UAE/31756/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A United Arab Emirates (UAE) deal to purchase two intelligence satellites from France worth US $930 million in jeopardy after discovery of “security compromising components. US-supplied components provide a back door to highly secure data transmitted to ground station.

Too Important to Fail? Big Insurance Will Look to Washington for Obamacare Bailout

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Too_Important_to_Fail%3F_Big_Insurance_Will_Look_to_Washington_for_Obamacare_Bailout/31758/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Obamacare bailout provision: Section 1341, “reinsurance” fund collected from insurers and self-insuring employers at $63 a head. This yields $20 billion over three years to cover losses. Section 1342, “risk corridor” provision that mandates taxpayer payout covering up to 80 percent of insurance-company losses.

US waived laws banning the China-made parts on weapons: Report

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/04/343680/us-to-use-chinese-parts-on-f35-jets/

The US Defense Department has waived laws that ban Chinese-made components on US weapons, including on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets. Chief US arms buyer Frank Kendall allowed two F-35 suppliers to use Chinese magnets for new warplane's radar system, landing gears other hardware,

Stock in marijuana companies skyrocket after Colorado sells $1 mil on first day

January 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/marijuana-stock-soars-colorado-million-162/

The long lines stretching around Colorado marijuana shops have apparently not gone unnoticed by investors, with the price of shares for cannabis-related companies skyrocketing since the drug became legal throughout the state on January 1.

‘Duct tape, wire nets’ were used to mend Fukushima water tanks - worker

January 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014688776

As TEPCO began preparations for the cleaning of the drainage system with tons of leaked radioactive water at the Fukushima power plant,a former employee reveals the reason for so many leaks was cost cutting measures such as using duct tape.

Obamacare Ignites Revolution Inside The Democratic Party

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://moneymorning.com/ob-article/obamacare-democrats.php?src=t-oc-dems

Poll from The Washington Post, 42% of Democrats are against Obamacare. Elections in 2014 Democrats are running-not walking-away from Obamacare. Little known passage in the bill shows how you could get slapped with a $2,000 fine for not having health insurance - even if you do actually have it.

Now Disney Can Track Your Every Move with NSA-Style Wristbands

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Now_Disney_Can_Track_Your_Every_Move_with_NSA-Style_Wristbands/31692/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Disney’s theme parks can now give waterproof rubber wristbands embedded with computer chips in lieu of paper tickets. Act as a park entry ticket, a FastPass, a hotel room key and a credit card, can track guests movements.

Far out: Scientists have successfully developed glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/02/far-out-scientists-have-successfully-developed-glow-in-the-dark-pigs-using-jellyfish-dna/

Scientists in China have successfully bred glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA. Researchers at the South China Agricultural University announced last month that they had successfully engineered 10 piglets that glowed green under a black light. Could help create more cost-effective medicines, therapies.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s oil flow to Turkey begins: Yildiz

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/03/343467/kurdistan-begins-oil-flow-to-turkey/

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says Iraq’s Kurdistan has started flowing crude oil to neighboring Turkey, despite Baghdad’s criticism of such energy exports. Crude from Iraq’s Kurdistan is now being pumped via a new pipeline to Turkey’s Mediterranean port of Ceyhan at 300,000 barrels per day.

Cambodian protesters killed as police crack down on garment workers' rally (PHOTOS)

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/cambodia-garment-protest-dead-112/

At least three people have been killed in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, after security forces opened fire on garment workers rallying for higher wages. After firing warning shots in the air, police began firing at the protesters who hurled rocks, bottles and petrol bombs outside a factory in the city.

California Installed More Rooftop Solar In 2013 Than Previous 30 Years Combined

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3110731/california-rooftop-solar-2013/

California doubled its rooftop solar installations last year from 1,000 megawatts (MW) to 2,000 MW. , it took California over 30 years to build the first 1,000 MW of rooftop solar. As record numbers of homes and businesses go solar, utility companies growing uneasy about the threat it poses to their business.

Colorado Pot Sales Hit $1M

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014687495

Colorado marijuana dispensaries raked in $1 million on the first day of legalization. Marijuana was on sale at 24 stores, most located in Denver. Marijuana is legal with a doctor's note in 18 states.

Oregon spends $300 million to achieve 44 total signups for Obamacare

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/043379_Obamacare_Oregon_insurance_signups.html

the state's healthcare exchange touted as a model for Obamacare, But after signing up only 44 people throughout the month of November - at a cost of $300 million if that is "success," then maybe Oregonians don't want to know what failure looks like (or costs).

Marijuana shoppers flock to Colorado for first legal recreational sales

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/01/colorado-first-recreational-marijuana-sales

Stores across Colorado selling joints, buds other pot-infused products to customers from across United States. Turning point in drug war. State regulations insist every marijuana plant must be tracked from seed to sale, 400,000 of 2m tags sent in the post did not reach all stores in time. allowed to sell regardless.

Dead’ banker who embezzled tens of millions arrested for fraud in Georgia

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/dead-banker-fraud-arrested-098/

A banker wanted by the FBI for a $21 million fraud case was arrested Tuesday in Georgia after being stopped for a minor traffic violation. The man disappeared a year and a half ago after penning a note announcing his planned suicide. Was stopped for a tinted window violation,

The World According to Monsanto -Video

January 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/010114.html

"Sixty to seventy percent of the foods in US supermarkets. "Patents on seed are illegitimate because putting a toxic gene into a plant cell is not "creating" or "inventing" a plant. These are seeds of deception — the deception that Monsanto is the creator of seeds and life, strategy to strangle the food supply.

Arkansas governor asks for lieutenant governor's resignation

December 31st, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014685338

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, asked Republican Lieutenant Gov. Mark Darr, to resign over campaign finance impropriety after an Arkansas ethics commission ruled that Darr had broken 11 campaign finance laws since 2010.

Berlin Senate passes new austerity budget

December 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/30/berl-d30.html

For the first time, the two-year budget for 2014/2015 prohibits the city-state of Berlin from taking on new loans. The state government has €63 billion of debt. Each year, Berlin transfers around €2 billion to the banks for interest payments.

France approves 75% ‘supertax' on companies paying salaries of more than $1.38mn

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/france-hollande-company-tax-947/

French President Hollande’s plan to introduce a 75 percent tax on companies that pay out salaries of more than one million euros (US$1.38 million) has been approved. It follows a court ruling stating that an individual can't be taxed over 66 percent.

California Attorney General: Legalizing Marijuana Would Save Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars A Year

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/12/29/3106761/california-marijuana-legalization-fiscal-benefits/

If a proposed ballot measure succeeds, California may become the third state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. By the state’s estimate, legalization would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year and generate about the same amount in new tax revenue.

Wall Street advisor recommends guns, ammo for protection in collapse

December 27th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Wall_Street_advisor_recommends_guns%2C_ammo_for_protection_in_collapse/31484/0/13/13/Y/M.html

Recommending Americans prepare a “bug-out bag” that includes food, gun, ammo. many fear end-of-the-world scenario. He doesn’t agree with that outcome, but does with much of what has people worried.

Japan's seafood industry fails to convince consumers that their produce is safe -Video

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/video/tom-sullivan/japans-seafood-industry-fails-convince-consumers-their-produce-safe

Japan's seafood industry says it's blighted by contaminated catches - nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster polluted surrounding land and waterways. They can't convince customers their fish is safe.

British chancellor announces fresh austerity measures -Video

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/05/338396/fresh-austerity-lies-ahead-uk-chancellor/

Britain Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne: announced another £3 billion of public spending cuts, state pension age will increase to 68, 69 and 70. Poor, sick and unemployed pay for the greed and recklessness of wealthy elites."

Healthcare.gov Can’t Verify Barack Obama’s Identity -Video

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/12/healthcare-gov-cant-identify-barack-obama-staff-attempts-sign-obamacare/

His personal information is not in particular government data bases. So healthcare.gov could not actually verify his identity. How he can be president without verifying his data.

Big Food Companies Push to Label Genetically Modified Products as “Natural”

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Big_Food_Companies_Push_to_Label_Genetically_Modified_Products_as_%E2%80%9CNatural%E2%80%9D/31446/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Food companies who use genetically modified (GMO) ingredients want permission from government to stamp their products with the word “natural.” Grocery Manufacturers Association asked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve plan, any food containing GMO could be sold as “natural.”

UK ex-MP jailed over expenses fraud

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/23/341533/uk-exmp-jailed-over-expenses-fraud/

Denis MacShane, former Labour Member of British Parliamentsentenced to six months of imprisonment for fraudulently claiming parliamentary expenses amounting to £12,900. Ordered to pay £1,500 costs. Only a fifth of the British public trust MPs to "tell the truth."

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