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Baby formula contains 7.5 more arsenic than breast milk, sensationalist study by Dartmouth College says

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/science/25-02-2015/129906-baby_formula_breast_milk_arsenic-0/

Researchers at Dartmouth College found that urinary arsenic in bottle-fed babies was a lot higher than in babies, who receive natural milk from their mothers.

Thirty-seven percent of Americans live on the brink of financial disaster

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/society/25-02-2015/129899-americans_financial_disaster-0/

US-based financial company Bankrate surveyed a thousand of adult residents of the United States. The research was conducted to identify the level of financial security of citizens. The results of the study were published on the website of the company.

The Guardian: Secret CIA prisons available for common Americans

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/society/25-02-2015/129907-cia_secret_prisons_common_americans-0/

The Guardian published an eye-opening report about the police of Chicago. According to the newspaper, Chicago police officers, as it turns out, detain Americans at "black sites." The sites are very similar to those the CIA uses worldwide for interrogation and torture of suspected terrorists.

Why Would the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Promote Issues that are Bad for the American People?

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://economyincrisis.org/content/why-are-congressional-republicans-planning-to-give-president-obama-more-power-next-year

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the largest supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This group represents large multinational corporations, many of which are registered as American, but a large percentage of their businesses and profits reside in foreign countries.

Ukraine Enters Hyperinflation: Currency Trading Halted, "Soon We Will Walk Around With Suitcases For Cash"

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-25/ukraine-enters-hyperinflation-currency-trading-halted-soon-we-will-wwalk-around-suit

New gas dispute as Gazprom demands upfront payments; capital controls tightened, the $17.5bn IMF loan may not be enough; central bank governor faces prosecution as the economy craters. Although banks could still trade with each other, by mid-morning there were no registered trades at any rate, leaving the currency in limbo. The previous day, the central bank rate based on reported trades had fallen 11 percent against the dollar.

5 Sure Signs the U.S. Economy is Finished

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://economyincrisis.org/content/5-sure-signs-the-u-s-economy-is-finished

With the S&P 500 at all-time highs and Americans getting ready to spend more than $600 billion on Christmas, what’s not to love about the “New Economy?”

If the FCC’s ‘Net Neutrality’ Plan is So Great, Why Can’t Anyone See It?

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://patriotrising.com/2015/02/25/if-the-fccs-net-neutrality-plan-is-so-great-why-cant-anyone-see-it/

In a vote tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to reclassify the Internet as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Despite this change in the function of the web, no Congressional debate took place, no bills were introduced and no legislation was signed. Majority of Americans unaware that this is taking place, news networks are offering scant coverage.

Greece’s Syriza government proposes list of social cuts to European Union

February 25th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/gree-f25.html

Greek authorities will review and control spending in every area of government spending (e.g., education, defence, transport, local government, social benefits).” They will also “identify cost-saving measures through a thorough review of spending by every ministry.”

DHS intelligence report warns of Sovereign citizen uprising

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.givebackourfreedom.com/dhs-intelligence-report-warns-of-sovereign-citizen-uprising/

A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security focuses on domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists. Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.

Bad for Business: After NSA Hack China Stops Buying Major US Tech Brands

February 25th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150226/1018761660.html

List of products for the Central Government Procurement Center (CGPC), which is approved by the Chinese Ministry of Finance, includes over 5,000 products, 2,000 added in the last two years,almost entirely from domestic companies. Foreign brands have fallen by a third, security-related products, by half. Two years ago, Cisco Systems had 60 items on the list, now has none. Other companies products excluded from the list are Intel’s security brand McAfee, Apple, and Citrix.

Ever more politicians in Europe see negative results of sanctions — Cyprus’s president

February 25th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://tass.ru/en/world/779613

"I believe that our European counterparts have a growing feeling the measures against such a great country as Russia will merely entail Russia’s retaliation, and these countermeasures have negative results not only for Cyprus, but for a number of other EU countries, too,"

More sanctions on Russia if Minsk II fails: EU

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/02/26/399211/EU-threatens-Moscow-with-new-sanctions

"Additional sanctions remain on the table. We should be ready for any development — good or bad," European Council President Donald Tusk.

Yet More Scientists Blame Fluoride for Underactive Thyroid Issues, Depression, Weight Gain, and More

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/yet-more-scientists-blame-fluoride-for-underactive-thyroid-issues-depression-weight-gain-and-more_022015

A new study out of the UK shows once again just how dangerous water fluoridation is. 98 percent of GP practices found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 percent more likely to show up in areas with, the greatest degree of water fluoridation.

Putin: Gas supplies to Europe could suffer in 3-4 days if Kiev doesn't pay

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://rt.com/news/235459-putin-gas-ukraine-europe/

Putin: “Gazprom has been fully complying with its obligations under the Ukraine gas supply contract and will continue doing that.” “The advance payment for gas supply made by the Ukrainian side will be in place for another three to four days. If there is no further prepayment, Gazprom will suspend supplies under the contract and its supplement. Of course, this could create a certain problem for [gas] transit to Europe to our European partners.”

Feds Threaten D.C. Officials with Prison If they Go Through with Pot Legalization on Thursday

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Feds_Threaten_D.C._Officials_with_Prison_If_they_Go_Through_with_Pot_Legalization_on_Thursday/42182/0/38/38/Y/M.html

In a letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, two Republican congressmen Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chair of the appropriations subcommittee that handles D.C.’s budget, warned not to move forward with legalization in the District, claiming that to do so would be a violation of federal law.

Nestle Drops Artificial Colors and Flavors – But Still Wants to Own the Water - Video r

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/nestle-drops-artificial-colors-and-flavors-but-still-wants-to-own-the-water/

Nestle said it would be removing ingredients such as GMO, Red 40, Yellow 5, and artificial vanillin from its chocolate in the U.S. According to the former CEO and now Chairman of the largest food product manufacturer in the world, corporations should own every drop of water on the planet — and you’re not getting any unless you pay up.

Nation Reacts as Chicago Police’s Secret Prison Confirms Fears Over NDAA

February 25th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://theantimedia.org/nation-reacts-chicago-polices-secret-prison-confirms-fears-ndaa/

The Guardian has reported that Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” From violations of due process to torture, the revelations raise serious concerns about the deteriorating state of freedom and justice in the United States.

Police raid woman's birthday party after '21' balloon spins around in window and neighbours think she is a supporter of 'IS' -Islamic State

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2967295/Police-raid-woman-s-birthday-party-21-balloon-spins-window-neighbour-think-supporter-Islamic-State.html

Sarah Ericsson had 21st birthday party at boyfriend's house last weekend. Passers-by thought they said 'IS' - an abbreviation for Islamic State group The police paid a visit to her boyfriend's house in Karlskrona on Monday Couple were asked to remove them.

Israel Gets Fire Sale Deal on F-35s

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.infiniteunknown.net/

Israel will order another 14 F-35s for $110 million a piece, including logistical support, training, parts and maintenance, which appears to be a much better price than the U.S. itself has been able to manage. The 14 fighters will join an earlier order of 19 jets. An option to acquire 17 more has been secured, bringing the total to 50, which has been Israel’s goal in fielding two squadrons of 25 fighters each.

75% of Air and Rain Samples Contain Monsanto’s Round Up

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/75-air-rain-samples-contain-monsantos-round/

Round Up chemicals were prevalent, but so were 37 other toxic compounds – all present in both rain and air samples. Glyphosate was found in 86% of air samples, and 77% of rain samples.

Record US Farmers Switching to Non-GMO Crops in 2015

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://patriotrising.com/2015/02/24/record-us-farmers-switching-to-non-gmo-crops-in-2015/

falling GMO grain prices to a rising tide of public distrust of genetically modified ingredients, failing GMO traits, higher GMO seed prices, and the premium prices that people willingly pay for quality food over toxic junk, the conventional farmer is changing his tune when it comes to Big Ag practices.

Search for 8,000 Draft Evaders Unleashed in Ukraine’s Western Region

February 24th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://russia-insider.com/en/military_politics_ukraine/2015/02/24/3826

Authorities in Ukraine’s south-western Ivano-Frankivsk region have opened a search for about 8,000 men who are evading conscription for military service as part of the government’s wave of mobilization.

Revolt In Athens: Syriza Central Committee Member Says "Leadership Strategy Has Failed Miserably"

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-24/mutiny-athens-central-committee-member-slams-syriza-leadership-strategy-which-failed

Whatever illusions still existed regarding the possibility of using European funds for purposes outside of the straitjacket of those for which they had been earmarked — and even more that they should be placed under the Greek government’s jurisdiction — have thus been dispelled.

Japan’s credit card firm to start using Russia’s national payment system by end of 2015

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://rt.com/business/235079-jcb-national-payment-system/

The Japanese JCB payment system is ready to start working with Russia’s national payment system (NPCS) by the end of 2015, according to company CEO Takashi Suetsugu.

Stock markets rise after Greece signs new austerity agreement

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/gree-f24.html

Europe’s stock markets rose Monday in response to the four-month extension of austerity agreed Friday between the Greek government and the euro group.

Humanitarian Crisis: Israel’s Open Dams Flood Gaza, Hundreds Evacuated

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Palestine

Link: http://www.givebackourfreedom.com/humanitarian-crisis-israels-open-dams-flood-gaza-hundreds-evacuated/

Hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the Gaza Valley.

Moody’s downgrades ratings of Russia’s biggest banks

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://tass.ru/en/economy/779409

Moody’s rating agency downgraded seven Russian financial institutions - Sberbank, Bank VTB, Gazprombank, Russian Agricultural Bank, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending, Vnesheconombank and Alfa-Bank, "follow the weakening of Russia's credit profile, as reflected by Moody's downgrade of Russia's government debt rating to Ba1 from Baa3 on February 20, 2015."

Victory: Hershey to Remove GMO Ingredients from Milk Chocolate

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/victory-hershey-remove-gmo-ingredients-milk-chocolate/

Hershey recently announced that it will soon remove genetically modified ingredients from its milk chocolate and Kisses by the end of 2015. The company is pledging to shift to ‘simple ingredients,’ exemplified by removal of emulsifier polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR) and artificial vanillin.

Forget Guns: New York Moves to Ban Machetes: Possession Could Lead To Years Behind Bars

February 24th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/forget-guns-new-york-moves-to-ban-machetes-possession-could-lead-to-years-behind-bars_022015

New York State Senator Tony Avella (D-Queens), advocate for stringent gun control has turned his sights on machetes. Avella :“The fact anyone can purchase this potentially lethal tool is just crazy.” “Switchblades and gravity knives” already banned in New York, “machetes considered the same as butcher knives” and have remained legal. Avella will introduce legislation to reverse that. If signed into law, possession of a machete could lead to years behind bars.”

Russia offers Iran latest anti-aircraft missile system

February 23rd, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/02/23/398817/Russia-offers-Iran-latest-missile-system

The head of Russian state defense conglomerate Rostec says Moscow has offered Iran its latest Antey-2500 missile defense systems after a deal to supply less powerful S-300 missiles was scrapped under Western pressure.

4 Reasons Why More People are Turning Away from This Popular Fish

February 23rd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/4-reasons-people-turning-away-tuna/

1. Radiation in Tuna; 2. Over-Fishing; 3. Many Tuna Products are Mislabeled; 59% of tuna is not only mislabeled, but is almost entirely compromised of a fish once banned by the FDA; 4. Mercury in Tuna.

Hungarian, Croat Jailed in Bolivia Over Plot to Kill Morales

February 23rd, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/latam/20150221/1018569242.html

The court in La Paz sentenced the two men to nearly six years behind bars for conspiring to assassinate President Evo Morales and launch an armed rebellion, Prosecutor General Ramiro Guerrero said in a statement

Making Me Pay For My Crimes Would Send “Message of Uncertainty to the Markets”: Bank President to Spanish Judge

February 23rd, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Making_Me_Pay_For_My_Crimes_Would_Send_%E2%80%9CMessage_of_Uncertainty_to_the_Markets%E2%80%9D%3A_Bank_President_to_Spanish_Judge/42106/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Rodrigo Rato, the bank’s former chairman and one-time IMF president, In aappeal leaked to the Spanish press cautioned that Judge Andreu’s “premature” decision to force the six defendants to compensate the thousands of shareholders they are accused of defrauding could end up provoking a “much greater evil” than that it is supposed to address. Could send a “message of uncertainty to the markets.”

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

February 23rd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141021421

Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

Taps run dry in Brazil's biggest city as drought bites

February 23rd, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/11428718/Taps-run-dry-in-Brazils-biggest-city-as-drought-bites.html

Lowest rainfall since 1930, reservoirs that supply almost half of the 20 million people in the metropolitan area close to running dry. government warnins the reservoirs could dry up in four or five months. State water utility introducing incentives for families using less water, fines for excessive use, installing water savers on taps, did not rule out water rationing.

No Time for Laughter: Gas Prices in Ukraine to Increase Fourfold on April 1

February 22nd, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150221/1018580786.html

Starting April 1, gas prices in Ukraine will increase by four times, according to the country’s Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Volodymyr Demchyshyn, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF), main creditor of Ukraine, pushed Kiev to raise the gas consumer tariffs in Ukraine so that they would match Western European levels, demanded an immediate increase in gas prices.

Rosoboronexport: Russia to fulfill $15 bln weapons export plan in 2015 despite sanctions

February 22nd, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://tass.ru/en/russia/779117

President Vladimir Putin: Russia had exported military hardware worth over $15 billion in 2014. He added that Russia had signed new contracts worth almost $14 billion. Russia’s biggest arms trader, Rosoboronexport: plans to increase considerably its portfolio of orders thanks to clients in the Middle East.

Michigan Police Seized $24 Million in Questionable Raids in 2013 - Report

February 22nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150222/1018601225.html

Michigan ranks among the worst for civil asset forfeiture and in 2013 took one of the nation’s biggest hauls. Many of the people targeted in the raids in which their cash and property were seized were never charged with a crime.

At least 2 killed in blast at 500-strong rally in Kharkov, Ukraine - Video

February 22nd, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/news/234539-blast-kharkov-ukraine-rally/

At least two people have been killed in an explosion in the center of Kharkov, Ukraine, during a peace march, local media report. Around 500 people had gathered in the center of the Kiev-controlled city for a rally.

Keeping Fear Alive: As DHS shutdown looms, Jeh Johnson Issues Terror Warning To Mall of America Customers

February 22nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Keeping_Fear_Alive%3A_As_DHS_shutdown_looms%2C_Jeh_Johnson_Issues_Terror_Warning_To_Mall_of_America_Customers/42093/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Shoppers at the Mall of America need to be "particularly careful" after a terror group singled out the Minnesota super-mall for attacks; Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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