"Better go out and buy a gas fireplace and stove soon before federal regulations make them more expensive. Federal officials are looking to regulate the energy usage of fake fireplaces as part of the Obama administration’s effort to fight global warming. The Energy Department has proposed new regulations that would mandate that “gas-fired hearth products” like decorative fireplaces and stoves be more energy efficient and produce fewer carbon dioxide emissions. DOE says its rule would save $165 over the lifespan of the average hearth and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 11.1 million metric tons through 2030. The major change DOE demands is the end of continuously burning pilot lights that make it so fireplaces and stoves can be used at a moment’s notice. Instead, the DOE is mandating the use of electric ignition systems to save energy and fight global warming. The DOE also notes that the price of gas hearths will likely go up because of its mandate. For example, smaller hearth producers could see the costs of making an outdoor hearth increase by $65 per unit. The cost of a vented indoor hearth could increase by $31 per unit because of the electronic ignition system."
(Sgt Trainer: Here we go with yet another intrusion into our lives because of the fake "global warming" agenda.)
"Let’s face it. No one likes to feel stressed out. And if you ever received an email to visit your boss…in person… you know the feeling. Sweaty palms. Shallow breathing. Increased heart-rate. Same thing happens when you’re walking alone at night and see a shadowy figure suddenly dart across the street. Your “danger radar” is on high alert. This effect is often referred to as “fight or flight.” When you get into a stressful situation, a part of your brain kicks in to help you cope with potential danger. Something else also happens to your body. Digestion is put on the back burner as your brain is trying to figure out a way to keep you safe. This is why you may not feel hungry when you’re experiencing stress. And one thing that can produce stress is an emergency situation. It could be your power suddenly going out during the coldest winter day or a sudden crisis that causes you to quickly take stock of your survival supplies."
"The first legislative act by Alaska’s new senator, Dan Sullivan (R), turns out to be a gun control measure — but one that will only affect federal agents. Sullivan, who ousted Democratic Sen. Mark Begich last fall, is hoping to get a vote this week on an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill that would ban police officers who work for the Environmental Protection Agency from carrying firearms. “When the EPA initially was stood up, it didn’t have employees who were armed,” Sullivan said at a Monday news conference when asked about the measure. The Alaska Republican is framing his amendment as a first step toward reducing the scope of the federal government. In particular, Sullivan said, members of the EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division have shown a tendency to overstep their authority. He pointed to a clean water inspection at a remote Alaskan gold-mining settlement a year and a half ago, in which EPA agents angered a group of miners by showing up armed and wearing body armor."
"President Obama’s proposed changes to inheritance and capital gains taxes could raise the estate tax rate in the U.S. to the highest in the industrialized world. The plan, announced during the State of the Union address, would eliminate what is called “step-up basis at death” on capital gains taxation. And the top capital gains rate would jump to 28% from 20%. Under current law, when a parent or grandparent dies, the increase in the valuation of his or her asset from when it was originally purchased is not taxed. This is to offset the effects of the estate tax. Obama’s plan would tax estates and impose the regular capital gains tax on inherited assets — a business, property or stocks. This could bring the effective death tax rate to 57%, according to Dick Patten, chairman of the American Business Defense Council."
"You may have seen a reality show or watched a video online where a person is demonstrating how to use water purification tablets or drops. The person dips their canteen in the river or pond and fills it. Then they add two tablets, or add a few drops to the canteen. The person mixed it well and then waited the prescribed time before drinking. They missed one critical step however. The entire drink line is contaminated when you dip a drinking container into contaminated water. You probably have ordered drinks at a restaurant, ice tea, soda or even a glass of beer. The server carries the drinks on their tray to the table and as they pick up the drink you notice their fingers are holding the glass at the drink line, the very place you will put your lips to take a sip. Their fingers are all over the rim of the glass, their unprotected fingers. Your canteen also has a drink line, a place where your lips touch as you sip. The water inside the canteen is purified but the drink line is not sanitized unless you follow specific steps."
"Soap bubbles filling our warm bath give us great pleasure. But scientists with the University of Maryland has taken bubbles to new heights, by discovering a way of coating them with biomolecules, making them a delivery system for drugs and vaccines. Professors Philip DeShong and Daniel Stein of the University of Maryland started tagging soap bubbles with biomolecules over a decade ago, but they never expected the technology to materialize into a vehicle for delivering medications to fight bacteria, viruses and cancer. Today, researchers are covering soap bubbles with a microscopic material that acts as a disguise, fooling the human body's immune system into thinking the capsule is a disease-producing invader. Not only is the technology flexible, but it is cost-effective and extremely efficient, drawing a lot of interest from both public and private companies for use as a drug and vaccine delivery system."
"20 years ago, the MMR vaccine was found to infect virtually all of its recipients with measles. The manufacturer Merck’s own product warning links MMR to a potentially fatal form of brain inflammation caused by measles. Why is this evidence not being reported? The phenomenon of measles infection spread by MMR (live measles-mumps-rubella vaccine) has been known for decades. In fact, 20 years ago, scientists working at the CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases, funded by the WHO and the National Vaccine Program, discovered something truly disturbing about the MMR vaccine: it leads to detectable measles infection in the vast majority of those who receive it. Published in 1995 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and titled, “Detection of Measles Virus RNA in Urine Specimens from Vaccine Recipients,” researchers analyzed urine samples from newly MMR vaccinated 15-month-old children and young adults and reported their eye-opening results as following:"
"Every industry has its secrets – Disneyland doesn’t allow people to be pronounced dead on-premise, airline companies raise the price on their website every time you come back, and so on. There are also smaller secrets that are worth knowing and just might save you time and money. These secrets were collected from professionals in their respective industries."
"Millions of people around the world consume diet drinks with artificial sweeteners to lose weight or to prevent diabetes. They are sabotaging their weight-loss efforts. Artificial sweeteners cause diabetes and obesity. Research at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel was done on the big three artificial sweeteners:
1. Aspartame, found in many diet drinks.
2. Saccharin, found in Sweet ‘n Low.
3. Sucralose found in Splenda.
All of them raised the risk of diabetes."
"Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr. John W. Olney and consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974, as well as investigations of G.D. Searle’s research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries. Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious, including seizures and death. A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as part of aspartame dangers are:"
"More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon models made in the early 2000s. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the recall is being implemented after carmakers’ original attempts to fix the defects didn’t work in some vehicles. The agency says about 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles involved in the new recalls are also subject to a separate recall related to defective Takata air bags that could deploy with enough force to cause injury or death. The have been no reports of death or injuries related to the additional models being recalled."
"So many are asking, “What can I do? How can I make a difference? How do I go about helping to effect the changes the world so direly needs?” Good questions. I repeatedly say to people to get conscious and you’ll know what to do. What does that mean? Gain empowering knowledge and information for one. And if someone’s asking those questions they obviously know just where to find it. The exponentially growing body of information available on the internet is an opportunity of the ages. I don’t know if this happened in the time of Atlantis or other previous advanced civilizations or not, but how unique an opportunity can we get?! Look, read and learn. Then act on it. Admittedly, growing up in a truly enlightened culture one wouldn’t have to do all this searching and have so many lies and cover up and so much disinformation to get past. It is time and energy consuming, especially for young minds under a variety of social pressures. But it’s our task to learn, and here we are, so let’s do it. And commit to it."
"Over the decades dog lovers have read headline after headline positioning one breed or another as “dangerous.” Most recently the newest “fall dog” is the pit bull. This article and accompanying infographic will take a look at pit bull facts and just how accurate the label of “dangerous dog” fits the pit bull breed as a whole and look at the real facts behind bully breeds."
"Let’s take a brief walk into financial reality for a moment. At the time of this writing, the United States government’s official debt is nearly $18.1 trillion. Now, let’s look at who the biggest owners of that debt are:"
"The new Republican Congress is unlikely to repeal the Affordable Care Act even after the GOP’s overwhelming victory in the 2014 midterms, with both medical and political experts agreeing that Americans must learn to live with Obamacare for a few years. Many Republicans won their elections by criticizing the president’s expansive health-care scheme. But in reality, Obama would block any congressional attempt to rein it in, analysts say. Dr. Lee Hieb, author of the explosive “Surviving the Medical Meltdown: Your Guide to Living Through the Disaster of Obamacare,” warned in an exclusive interview with WND that the consequences of the new law are already beginning to hit the American heartland. “Just judging from my experiences in Iowa, we’re already seeing increasing shortages of critical drugs like Valium, which is needed to prevent seizures,” she said. “We’re running out of drugs to prevent tetanus infections in Arizona, and I’m even receiving reports about shortages of propofol, which is basically what is used to induce anesthesia during surgeries. And while things may be OK in the major metropolitan areas for a while, here in Iowa, the shortages and supply chain failures are already starting.” Hieb’s personal experience is supported by reports from around the country of hospitals nationwide encountering shortages of critical drugs. According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, or ASA, in the past five years “the United States has experienced shortages of an array of vital anesthetic drugs such as propofol, succinylcholine, even epinephrine.” An ASA survey from 2012 shows more than 97 percent of anesthesiologists have experienced a shortage of at least one anesthetic drug."
"Police in a Canadian town are asking residents to donate blood samples in efforts to crack a murder mystery that’s gone unsolved for more than a month. Cops in Windsor, Ontario, are preparing to go door-to-door in a sweep that will seek the voluntary extraction of DNA from residents following the December 11 murder of 31-year-old Cassandra Kaake, a pregnant mother whose body was found inside her torched home. Investigators say they’re going to rely on a technique known as “blooding” to hopefully formulate a list of suspects after weeks of research failed to produce a person of interest. “They are asking what make of vehicle they drive, what their license plate is, how long they have lived there, whether they rent or own their home and who else lives in the house,” reports The National Post, adding that police’s final question asks if residents would be willing to submit a blood sample at a future time. Police claim all but a “handful” of the town’s 500 residents have agreed to allow cops to probe their DNA. “The response has been tremendous. We know the community is very co-operative and they obviously feel the same way we do,” Sergeant Matthew D’Asti told the Post, adding that “The entire community is very empathetic to the victim and her family.” Civil rights activists, however, argue the warrantless, “guilty until proven innocent” tactic is a gross violation of personal privacy. “The extraction of a DNA sample without a warrant is concerning. It is inherently coercive,” Executive Director and General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Sukanya Pillay, said."
"The irrational, media-driven measles fear has been cranked up to eleven. Threats to jail, sue, publicly shame and even KILL parents and wish death on the children of those who choose not to vaccinate — and wishes that their children die for not vaccinating (which makes no sense if you think about it, hey let’s save kids with vaccines but kill the unvaccinated) — are spewing out of sheep everywhere across the country at an alarming rate. I say sheep because I can’t think of a better term for people who have completely handed over their ability to think critically to a scientific dictatorship with a television. Now on top of all that, someone thought it would be a great idea to start a petition on White House.gov asking that insurance rates be raised for families who choose not to vaccinate."