"“Great news! Processed food isn’t as bad as you’ve been told!” How I wish that could be the headline for this article, but microwave meals and processed convenience foods are still killing us softly, as I’ve reported before. This time, the study points to a considerable increase in auto-immune diseases like multiple sclerosis, alopecia, asthma, and eczema. Whether its junk food from fast-food chains or junk food that is drowning in preservatives from your grocery store, this particular study from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, as well as another from Harvard, reports that junk food diets are to blame for an increase in these diseases. Specifically, it is the refined sugar and highly processed salt causing the major decline in health – but of course we can’t overlook the unhealthy ingredients as a whole – from artificial colors to genetically modified ingredients. Taking dietary salt to task in this case, and as reported in Nature, Yale researchers showed that it can induce and worsen pathogenic immune system responses in mice and that the response is regulated by genes already implicated in a variety of autoimmune diseases."
"I am here today to brief you on the national firearm rights movement — on where we are and where we’re headed and the news is not good. What I am about to say is unpleasant and many of you will not like it. I don’t like it myself. The only thing I can tell you is that it is the unvarnished truth. If you feel better being spoon-fed horsecrap and wishful thinking, you should have invited someone else. Wayne LaPierre or Alan Gottlieb, maybe. I’ll try to wrap this up as fast as I can so that we might have time at the end for your questions. If not I’ll try to hang around after the last speaker."
"This “story” is one of those that discerning people should return to the Times Editorial board — wrapping the crap that their dog left while being walked. In America’s endless debate about gun rights versus public safety, there should be no disputing the hard facts in a new report on gunshot fatalities showing that at least 722 nonself-defense deaths since 2007 were attributable to individuals with legal permits to carry concealed weapons. Concealed carry by citizens has been a soaring phenomenon as states liberalize laws in the name of lowering crime that allow more permits and easier gun access in public places, even schools, churches and restaurants. So that’s 722 deaths in 7 years, or about 100 a year. Sounds awful, doesn’t it? But is it? Before I begin I’ll “accept,” for the sake of argument, the figures cited. Given the organization involved I have good reason to believe they’re literally making things up — but if this is the best they can do then they’re in real trouble, as the facts and figures will show."
"More children are appearing to have allergic reactions to fruits and vegetables, but this has nothing to do with the food. Farmers often use antibiotics to keep pests away and that’s a problem for some children. A case highlighted in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology explained how a 10-year-old suffered a life threatening reaction after eating blueberry pie. The girl had a history of asthma, seasonal allergies, and allergies to milk and penicillin. None of the ingredients in the pie were triggers for her. It turns out the problem was the antibiotic streptomycin. The blueberries had been treated with this drug to keep bacteria, fungi, and algae from growing on the fruit."
"Activist Jonathan Corbett has lifted the lid on a chilling and hitherto secret TSA program which mandates that airlines operating outside of the U.S. conduct invasive security interviews of travelers before allowing them to return to America. Corbett uncovered the program after he was asked a number of personal questions before being allowed to board an American Airlines flight from London Heathrow to New York in December, including why he was traveling and how long he had been away. Corbett initially refused to answer before a second agent made it clear that he would be stranded if he didn’t comply. After Corbett answered the questions, a security sticker was placed on his passport indicating he had completed the interview. The procedure is very similar to the TSA’s domestic SPOT program, which was slammed as a $900 million dollar waste of money by a Government Accountability Office investigation in 2013 after it failed to identify a single terrorist. Corbett wrote to American Airlines, who told him that the program was under the control of the DHS/TSA and that details were unavailable due to being under a “Sensitive Security Information” (SSI) designation."
"The new generation of “maker” tools like 3-D printers and milling machines promises to let anyone make virtually anything—from prosthetic limbs to firearms—in the privacy and convenience of his or her own home. But first, those tools have to get to customers’ homes. That’s going to be difficult for at least one new machine with the potential to make homemade firearms, because FedEx is refusing to deliver it."
"To enhance your coffee drinking pleasure and avoid the toxic flavored creamers on the market, here are 25 ways to do that. First the basic instructions. Choose the milk and cream or half-and-half that’s as healthy as possible, usually organic grass-fed cows will give you that. If you prefer non-dairy milks, make sure you check out the ingredients closely. Avoid soy alternatives. Next, choose a sweetener that’s non-GMO and is minimally processed. Raw honey, turbinado, sucanat, muscovado, brown sugar, pure maple syrup all molasses are all possible choices. White sugar can be used in place of turbinado if it isn’t available, but you should always avoid processed food items when possible. When you have your flavoring choice and sweetener together, warm up 3 cups of half-and-half or 1.5 cups of milk and 1.5 cups of cream sufficiently to dissolve the flavored powders and sweeteners of choice. Here’s the list of 25 flavors mixtures, courtesy of The Organic Prepper."
“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation. Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—are being choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation. Forced cavity searches, forced colonoscopies, forced blood draws, forced breath-alcohol tests, forced DNA extractions, forced eye scans, forced inclusion in biometric databases—these are just a few ways in which Americans are being forced to accept that we have no control over what happens to our bodies during an encounter with government officials. Worse, on a daily basis, Americans are being made to relinquish the most intimate details of who we are—our biological makeup, our genetic blueprints, and our biometrics (facial characteristics and structure, fingerprints, iris scans, etc.)—in order to clear the nearly insurmountable hurdle that increasingly defines life in the United States: we are all guilty until proven innocent."
"The UN wants substantial regulatory control over what can be broadcast on your TV. Relax, they are doing it for the kids, right? The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to seek the oversight on what commercials for food aimed at kids can be aired. And after that they could cancel all cooking shows and Paula Deen would be taken off the air. Oh, wait. The liberals already got to her. Rachael Ray then. And TV shows would have to keep away from food."
"Is this the calm before the storm? We are in the midst of an earth shattering revelation about Chicago Police detaining protestors, minorities, and unidentified enemies of the state in a secret detention warehouse in the Homan Square area of Chicago. From Anti-Media;"
"Some home improvements cost more than they're worth, while others can increase your home's value. This list showcases the ten renovation projects with the best return on investment (ROI), based on 14 years' worth of data."
"As we found out last month, all the bogus stories about HAARP closing down were more fake than a politician kissing a baby during election season. When I found the 25 million dollar budget from the US Navy for the Fiscal Year of 2015 — that sealed the deal on whether or not the facility is still in operation. Today (February 26 2015), I decided to do a search on plasma experiments authorized for FY2015 and FY2016 by the United States Government. While searching for budgets, I stumbled upon this NEW February 2015 release from the American Geophysical Union regarding new experiments done at HAARP. Yes, new experiment results from HAARP. Submitted January 2015. This means that all the stories about H.A.A.R.P. being closed down in 2014 were false."
"Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal. Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do”: “So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the right thing to do.” Obama argued that he has merely “expanded my authorities” – not broken any laws: “What we’ve done is we’ve expanded my authorities under executive action and prosecutorial discretion as far as we can legally under the existing statute, the existing law. And so now the question is, how can we get a law passed.”
"A number of lawmakers known for anti-gun legislation led by California Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are backing a measure to prevent those on government watch lists from buying guns and explosives. The proposal would allow the Department of Justice to deny firearms background checks for those who appear on consolidated terrorist watch lists to include the no-fly list. “Under current law, known or suspected terrorists on terrorist watch lists are prohibited from boarding airplanes, but they are legally allowed to buy firearms and explosives anywhere in the United States. That makes no sense,” said Feinstein in a statement obtained by Guns.com"
"A quick glance at the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 37, p. 9987-88) today reveals that Attorney General Eric Holder, who earned cautious praise last month for a small reform to the federal equitable sharing program, has now delegated authority to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to seize and “administratively forfeit” property involved in suspected drug offenses. Holder temporarily delegated this authority to the ATF on a trial basis in 2013, and today made the delegation permanent while lauding the ATF for seizing more than $19.3 million from Americans during the trial period. Historically, when the ATF uncovered contraband subject to forfeiture under drug statutes, it was required to either refer the property to the DEA for administrative forfeiture proceedings or to a U.S. Attorney in order to initiate a judicial forfeiture action. Under today’s change, the ATF will now be authorized to seize property related to alleged drug offenses and initiate administrative forfeiture proceedings all on its own."
"Thirty years ago, most of the cars used carburetors, and only a few people believed that electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a real threat. Nowadays, even NASA admits that EMP is one of those events we could not recover from: it would stop all infrastructures that sustain modern society which rely so much on electronics. No communication, to transportation, and no escape with your fancy new car out of the crowded urban jungle. So if you are one of those readers who wish to consider EMP-resistance as a factor in selecting a bug-out vehicle, then you should not miss this article."
"Last week I posted a quickie having to do with Morse Code and how easy it is to learn. I gave you a link to "Morse Code mnemonics" to help out the CW newbie. CW stands for "continuous wave." It is the easies method to get hooked up with a transceiver and get on the air since CW can typically travel further than SSB (voice, single-side-band) and on lower wattage. It is super cheap to get started in CW, but what you need is some head-knowledge first. If you are starting with no knowledge, and are going for your HAM license, I would highly encourage you to go to www.hamtestonline.com. If you are new to HAM radio, you can take their "NEW Technician Course" which will cover everything you need to get licensed."
"When I decided I wanted to teach myself to tan animal hides I received a lot of mixed responses. Notably negative remarks such as, “Why would you do that? It’s too much work.” Or even, “That’s nasty” followed by gruesome faces of disgust. And those were from hunters! Honestly, the fact that something was hard work or “nasty” never stopped me in my tracks… Besides, I wanted to find out for myself."
8 Ways to Use Chickens in the Garden
"I am continually blown away by the power of chickens in the garden! They’re such great workers, I would keep them even if couldn’t eat their eggs or meat. Plus, they reproduce themselves, unlike any man-made tool. In this article, I’ll explore eight different ways you can use chickens in the garden. You’ll discover how you can put chickens to work by providing nitrogen for your compost pile, replacing machine tillers, fertilizing your garden, turning compost, spreading mulch, disposing of your garbage, controlling pests and sanitizing your orchard. Let’s go…"