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Ten Percent of California’s Water Goes to Almond Farming

April 4th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ten_Percent_of_California%E2%80%99s_Water_Goes_to_Almond_Farming/43188/0/38/38/Y/M.html

California is nation’s leading producer of almonds, avocados, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, grapes, lettuce, milk, onions, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, walnuts, and dozens of other commodities. The state produces one-third of our vegetables and two-thirds of our nuts and fruits.

BRICS May Create Unbiased Credit Rating Agency

April 4th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150403/1020420455.html

BRICS countries are discussing the creation of a new independent rating agency to counter the geopolitically-biased economic assessment by Western ratings agencies.

How Many People Will Have to Migrate out of California When All the Water Disappears?

April 4th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/how-many-people-will-have-to-migrate-out-of-california-when-all-the-water-disappears_042015

Drought in California is getting a lot worse. Snow pack levels in e Sierra Nevada mountains lowest ever recorded. California is turning back into a desert, now has a population of 38 million people. This is not sustainable in the long-term. So when the water runs out, where are they going to go?

Greek finance minister visits US to meet IMF head

April 4th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141058954

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will travel to Washington to meet with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and unspecified US Treasury officials, the Greek government has announced.

Unprecedented & dangerous step’: Russia slams NATO troop build-up

April 4th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/news/246321-russia-nato-troops-border/

Russia has hit out at an ‘unprecedented’ NATO military build-up along its eastern border. A military spokesman says this clearly violates a Russia-NATO treaty, which forbids the alliance from permanently stationing troops in the Baltic States.

NATO Trains New 'High Readiness' Task Force

April 4th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/news/20150404/1020461486.html

The Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) will include about 5,000 troops, primarily from France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain, with maritime, special operations and aviation units. The “spearhead force,” as NATO describes it, is meant to give the rest of the 30,000 service members in the NATO Response Force (NRF) time to mobilize.

FBI Uncovers Another of Its Own Plots, Senator Feinstein Responds By Saying We Should Censor the Internet

April 4th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/fbi-uncovers-another-of-its-own-plots-senator-feinstein-responds-by-saying-we-should-censor-the-internet_042015

politicians never leave an opportunity like this unexploited, and so in jumps Senator Dianne Feinstein, arguing that the only proper way to deal with this is to, of course… censor the internet.

Report Finds Gerber Baby Food Filled with GMOs

April 3rd, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gerber-baby-food-filled-with-insecticidal-gmos/

One of Gerber’s popular baby food items has been found to be full of insecticidal GMOs. Lab tests have confirmed that Gerber’s Lil’ Crunchies snacks are full of Roundup Ready, insecticidal GMO ingredients. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued policy statement recommending children’s exposure to pesticides be reduced.

Greece Drawing Up Contingency Plans To Nationalize Banks, Bring In Parallel Currency: Report

April 3rd, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.ibtimes.com/greece-drawing-contingency-plans-nationalize-banks-bring-parallel-currency-report-1868830

Greece's government is drawing up contingency plans to nationalize the country's banks and introduce a parallel currency, as the cash-strapped country teeters on the brink of defaulting on a key international loan. “We will shut down the banks and nationalize them, issue IOUs if we have to, we all know what this means. What we will not do is become a protectorate of the EU.

Dozens killed in airstrike on dairy factory in Yemen

April 2nd, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/yeme-a02.html

The Saudi-led war in Yemen continued Wednesday, with the bombing of a dairy and juicing factory near the western port city of Hodeida killing at least 37 workers and injuring 80 others. The factory was hit by two bombs dropped by warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition, according to a Yemeni army newspaper.

Nine New York Doctors Are Accused of Defrauding Medicaid Using Homeless People

April 2nd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/nine-new-york-doctors-are-accused-of-defrauding-medicaid-using-homeless-people/

Nine New York doctors among 23 people indicted in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn in connection with the sneaker scheme, which the Brooklyn district attorney’s office said made $7 million, took advantage of thousands of homeless people. recruiting homeless people, and whoever had a valid Medicaid card would be packed into a van, sent to medical clinics around New York City. After hours of unnecessary tests and fake diagnoses, the homeless people would be sent off with sneakers.

Et Tu, Brute? Israel Latest US Ally to Join Chinese AIIB

April 2nd, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150401/1020341659.html

As the United States continues to beg ally after ally to forgo joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), key nations have, nevertheless, ignored that plea. The UK, Turkey, and Australia have already applied, among others. But the latest application might sting the most, as PM Netanyahu tosses Israel’s name into the mix.

20 Years in Prison for Miscarrying—There's Another Law in Indiana that Needs Fixing

April 2nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.alternet.org/gender/20-years-prison-miscarrying-theres-another-law-indiana-needs-fixing

Purvi Patel, a 33 year old woman who says that she had a miscarriage, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for neglect of a dependent and feticide. She is the first woman in the United States to ever be sentenced for such a crime.

China proposes economic corridor with Russia and Mongolia

April 2nd, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://rt.com/business/246281-china-russia-mongolia-corridor/

The revival of the ‘Great Silk Road’ that once linked China, Central Asia, and Europe won’t stop at transport, but will build a “new platform” for economic development between China, Russia and Mongolia; Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Short on Cash, “Poor Americans Ending up in Modern-Day Debtors’ Prison” over Traffic Fines - Video

April 2nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/short-on-cash-poor-americans-ending-up-in-modern-day-debtors-prison-over-traffic-fines_042015

Thousands of courts across the country are using private companies to deal with individuals sentenced to probation and collect hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. Added fees and monthly surcharges for probation periods create a “snowballing” effect, costs quickly pile up into unmanageable debt, making petty infractions a road to endless entanglement with the criminal justice system, with significant costs.

EPA Restricts Use of Pesticides Suspected of Killing Bees

April 2nd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141057391

EPAissued a moratorium on use of a of pesticide theorized to be responsible for plummeting bee populations. Neonicotinoids are a class of common pesticides that recent research pointed to as being harmful to birds, bees and other animals. The EPA previously approved their use, outcry over damage caused agency to reverse course while more studies are done. EPA sent letters to people and companies that applied for use of the pesticide, saying new use permits won't be issued.

Japanese News Agency Reveals Nuclear War Close Call

April 1st, 2015
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/04/01/japanese-news-agency-reveals-nuclear-war-close-call/

After a year of threatening Russia with war, all we need is a mistake like this one in 1962 and it will be all over for humanity.

EU Should Lift Anti-Russia Sanctions - Italian FM

April 1st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150331/1020240855.html

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni believes that without Russia Europe will be unable to neutralize the threat to European security posed by Islamist militants in Mali, Pakistan and Libya. Also believes the EU is too fixated on Ukrainian crisis and ignores other, equally important, problems; Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten newspaper reported Tuesday.

Yanis Varoufakis: “Greece Will Adopt the Bitcoin If Eurogroup Doesn’t Give Us a Deal”

April 1st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Yanis_Varoufakis%3A_%E2%80%9CGreece_Will_Adopt_the_Bitcoin_If_Eurogroup_Doesn%E2%80%99t_Give_Us_a_Deal%E2%80%9D/43102/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis: cryptocurrency will be implemented with computerized card with a chip, distributed free to Greek citizens, available for purchase at country’s entry points for 45 euros to tourists; revenue for Greece. Move to beat corruption, tax evasion, all transactions will be recorded to Greek Ministry of Finance, able to track transanctions at any given moment.”

Loan firms sell financial secrets to cold-call conmen... Vulnerable people desperate for cash bombarded by calls 60 times a DAY

April 1st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3020453/Loan-firms-sell-financial-secrets-cold-call-conmen-Vulnerable-people-desperate-cash-bombarded-calls-60-times-DAY.html

Highly sensitive financial details from loan applications are being sold to scammers and cold-calling firms, the Mail can reveal. Details of how much money applicants asked for, why the cash was needed and why the application was rejected are all being stored on lists and traded.

Five Cops Sit on Injured Man Until Their “Excessive Weight” Killed Him: Report

April 1st, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/12738

Joseph James Greer sued City of Hayward for wrongful death of his father, James Greer. Claims BART officers pulled over his father at sobriety checkpoint his father complied, told officers he was healing from gunshot wound,had a protruding hernia in his stomach. Officers demanded that he lie down on his stomach when he couldn’t do it, they forced him to the ground. Five officers sat on him His father died from“excessive weight of the officers” and “multiple Tasings.”

Latin American countries propose to remove all US military bases

April 1st, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://govtslaves.info/latin-american-countries-propose-to-remove-all-us-military-bases/

“A good place to the new agenda of relations (which will announce the US and Latin America) would be no US military bases in South America. This belongs to the era of the Cold War: former Colombian president. ”In a globalized world like today one can not ask for global game rules for the economy and maintain unilateralism for politics. No country has the right to judge other’s behavior or impose sanctions or penalties on their own.

Greece Hints At Default, Russian Pivot:"Will Not Respect IMF Deadline" - What Happens Next

April 1st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-01/greece-hints-default-russian-pivotwill-not-respect-imf-deadline-what-happens-next

Greek Interior Minister Nikos Voutzis: "If no money is flowing to 9 April, we will first determine the salaries, pensions pay here in Greece and then ask our partners abroad to achieve consensus and understanding that we will pay 450 million euros to the IMF not on time." Russia and China are "complementary to an agreement with the European partners" new Greek "Plan A, "We want Russia helping us rebuild the Greek economy, with trade agreements, purchase of government bonds.

In The Army, Now! Ukraine Officials Raid Dorms to Draft Students - Video

April 1st, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150401/1020334394.html

Seventy percent of young people in some regions of Ukraine are evading military service. Representatives of enlistment offices burst into student dormitories to ‘catch’ those, evading the military service. Last week, they raided a dormitory of Kiev Polytechnic Institute.

BRICS leadership passes to Russia, $100bn development bank ‘main priority’

April 1st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://rt.com/business/245905-brics-russia-bank-economy/

As Russia assumes the chairmanship of the BRICS business council, the launch of the New Development Bank for its members will begin as an alternative to the US-dominated International Monetary Fund (IMF), an economic association made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Guilty of Being Poor When a community issues arrest warrants for more offenses than it has residents, something's deeply wrong.

April 1st, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://otherwords.org/guilty-of-being-poor/

Ferguson, Missouri: In this city of 21,000 people, 16,000 have outstanding arrest warrants. In fact, in 2013 alone, authorities issued 9,000 warrants for over 32,000 offenses. That’s one-and-a-half offenses for every resident of Ferguson in just one year. Most of the warrants are for minor offenses such as traffic or parking violations. And they’re part of a structural pattern of abuse, according to a recent Department of Justice investigation.

Study: Fruit and vegetable pesticides may cut sperm count by nearly half

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=113221

The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction found that men who ate the largest amount of fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residue had a 49 percent lower sperm count and a 32 percent lower percentage of normally-formed sperm than men who consumed the least amount of produce with pesticides.

Stockton Smart Meters Explode After Truck Causes Power Surge

March 31st, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Stockton_Smart_Meters_Explode_After_Truck_Causes_Power_Surge/43075/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Power is expected to be restored to most customers by Monday evening, but the damage varies by home. A power surge left thousands without power in Stockton on Monday after smart meters on their homes exploded. The explosions started at around 8:30 a.m. after a truck crashed into a utility pole, causing a surge.

76% Of Doctors Approve Use of Medical Marijuana

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: https://www.intellihub.com/76-doctors-approve-use-medical-marijuana/

2013 survey, 76% of polled physicians said they would prescribe cannabis (if legalized) to aid their patients. Results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine May 30. Responses from 1,446 doctors from 72 different countries, 56 states and provinces in North America were recorded.

Denmark Applies to Join China-Backed AIIB Investment Bank - Video

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/denmark-applies-to-join-china-backed-aiib-investment-bank/

China’s finance ministry: government of Denmark announcing its intention to join the AIIB as a founding member. Earlier, Russia announced its decision to join the AIIB a day after Brazil accepted an invitation from China. The Netherlands and Australia also announced their intent to become members.

Federal Report: The College Debt Bubble Is Collapsing Now: 33% Of All Student Loans Are Delinquent On Repayments

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/federal-report-the-college-debt-bubble-is-collapsing-now-33-of-all-student-loans-are-delinquent-on-repayments_03312015

There are currently 41 million Americans who collectively have about $1.1 Trillion in loans outstanding. That means about 13.5 million Americans are currently delinquent on roughly $350 billion in student loan debt.

Antarctica just experienced its warmest day ever

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/antarctica-just-experienced-its-warmest-day-ever-10142968.html

Global warming caused the northern tip of Antarctica to nearly reach room temperature last week, with a record-breaking high of 63.5 F (17.5 C) being recorded at Argentina's Esperanza Base on Tuesday. The weather there was warmer than in the UK, where British Summer Time has just begun.

Rounding Us Up, and Exposing Us All to Cancer

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29946-rounding-us-up-and-exposing-us-all-to-cancer

Glyphosate residues cannot be removed by washing, not broken down by cooking. Remains in food for a year or more, even if foods are frozen, dried or processed. Eating strictly organic doesn't protect you. Present in the air, water and rain. Even at levels barely measurable, Roundup shown to promote proliferation of cancer cells.

EU, demanding deeper cuts, rejects Syriza’s austerity list

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/gree-m31.html

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed parliament last night, making clear his readiness to implement austerity measures dictated by the country’s international creditors, Debt Syriza inherited from the New Democracy/PASOK government larger than had been presented. It was now time to face the truth, ready to make an “honest compromise” with creditors.

Garlic salve 'can kill superbug'

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.midhurstandpetworth.co.uk/news/national/garlic-salve-can-kill-superbug-1-6663219

A garlic-based "potion" listed in a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon manuscript has been found to kill off MRSA superbug. Recipe of cow bile, oxgall, wine and two species of Allium - garlic and onion or leek originally concocted as a treatment for eye infections, was spotted in a copy of Bald's Leechbook. Tests shows that the mixture kills up to 90% of MRSA bacteria,

Greece and Germany in Open Hostility Over Bailout Program

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/greece-and-germany-in-open-hostility-over-bailout-program/

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis: country’s relations with Germany over its latest bailout have declined into a state of “open hostility.”“This toxic game only benefits Europe’s enemies. It has to stop.” Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis to fly to Moscow March 30 to negotiate lower gas prices for his country and find ways of increasing Greek exports to the Russian Federation, despite EU sanctions

“GM-Free” Domino’s Caught Selling GMO-Laden Pizzas

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gm-free-dominos-caught-selling-gmo-laden-pizzas/

Domino’s has been caught selling genetically modified ‘Frankenfood’ pizzas to customers while claiming to be ‘GM-free’ on its website, according to research by campaign group GM Freeze.

Nashville Prosecutors Have Made Sterilization of Women Part of Plea Deals

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.alternet.org/gender/nashville-prosecutors-have-made-sterilization-women-part-plea-deals-least-4-times-last-5

Nashville’s district attorney recently banned his staff from using invasive surgery as a bargaining chip, local attorneys had been using sterilization as part of plea bargains. Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk: “I have let my office know that is not an appropriate condition of a plea. It is now policy that sterilization will never be a condition of deal-making in the district attorney's office."

Ukraine’s imports of Russian gas up almost 50%

March 31st, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://tass.ru/en/economy/786214

Ukraine is expected to import around 300 million cubic meters of Russian gas and transfer $105 million for it. Last week Gazprom said the latest tranche worth $15 million would be sufficient for gas supplies till the end of the month or April 1.

Ukraine to Draft About 21,000 Recruits in Spring – Defense Ministry

March 31st, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150331/1020262438.html

About 21,000 recruits will be drafted into the regular army in April-May, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry announced in a statement Tuesday, adding that new draftees would not serve in conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that many Ukrainians are dodging mobilization by entering Russia to avoid being sent to the conflict zone as "cannon fodder."

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