"According to numerous studies, ginger possesses many therapeutic properties. It’s most widely known for its ability to alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, including seasickness. A study released in 2007 revealed that ginger actually treats symptoms experienced in conditions like motion sickness better than some over-the-counter prescription drugs. Ginger’s ability to relieve nausea, dizziness, vomiting and cold sweating makes it a popular choice for treating an upset stomach which is frequently experienced by expectant mothers. This flowering plant also contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols, a substance that can help reduce pain in people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. When consumed regularly, it can even improve their mobility."
"Kraft is recalling 240,000 cases of macaroni and cheese because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The issue affects 7.25-ounce boxes of the original flavor with a Sept. 18, 2015 use-by-date shipped to the United States, Puerto Rico, and some Caribbean countries. The company said customers should return the mac and cheese to the store where they purchased it for a full refund or exchange. They also can call Kraft at 1-800-816-9432 to get their refund."
"Europe's power operators are bracing for potential disruption from the solar eclipse expected Friday, which will knock out almost all solar-generated electricity in an "unprecedented" test for the network. "The risk of an incident cannot be completely ruled out," the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (Entso-e) said recently, as 100 times more power is generated from the sun now than during the last eclipse in 1999. "Solar eclipses have happened before but with the increase of installed photovoltaic energy generation, the risk of an incident could be serious without appropriate countermeasures," the group said. "For the first time this is expected to have a relevant impact on the secure operation of the European power system," warned Entso-e. If the morning of March 20 turns out to be very sunny -- before the eclipse hides the sun -- the sudden drop-off in production could reach 34,000 Megawatts, the equivalent of 80 medium-sized conventional power plants."
"From July 15th to September 15th, 2015, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command is conducting a massive military drill in an area covering the entire American Southwest. At first glance, I thought this drill was a response to the massive military drills being conducted by Russia. I wrongly assumed that Jade Helm 15 was a drill designed to protect the Southwest from an invasion by Russian-backed Latin American military forces (i.e. Red Dawn). However, after reading the operational plan of Jade Helm, it is clear that this drill is about the brutal martial subjugation of the people of Texas, Utah and Southern California who have risen up against some unspecified tyranny. Further, this drill is also about martial law being used as a preventative measure in states which “might” lean towards civil war against the United States government (i.e. California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico). The operational elements and impact of Jade Helm 15 cannot be considered in isolation. A careful analysis reveals how this drill is connected to Army policies associated with the confinement of detainees in what is commonly called FEMA camps! This drill is undoubtedly the most frightening thing to occur on American soil since the Civil War."
"Historical evidence credits ancient Babylonians (5,000 B.C.) with creating vinegar or “sour wine” stemming from the French origin “vin airgre.” The benefits were not overlooked by the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, who historically used apple cider vinegar (ACV), or cider vinegar, to treat wounds and prescribed it as a tonic solution for a persistent cough. Studies have shown that apple cider vinegar has a profound ability to improve blood sugar regulation and speed up weight loss. The fermentation process is required in two series to produce cider vinegar. First, bacteria and yeast break down the sugars into alcohol. Secondly, over a slow and lengthy process, acetobacterium cause the oxidation of alcohol into acetic acid. Acetic acid distinguishes ACV by giving it a pungent, sour taste and may leave a cloudy, substance, called the mother, in the bottom of the glass (1). The mother is the fermenting portion of the apple and it is rich in enzymes. It is best to buy raw, unpasteurized ACV with the mother intact."
"Americans are being crowded out of their jobs and being replaced by H-1B workers, witnesses told the Senate Judiciary Committee during a Tuesday hearing. One testimony came from American worker and whistleblower in the Infosys H-1B visa fraud case, Jay Palmer. “This is all about money. That’s all it’s about,” Palmer said as he recalled watching “skilled Americans being fired because they earn too much. “You’re basically trading jobs away to make a little bit of profit for Southern California Edison,” Palmer explained. He ended up training his own replacement for a job he had been working in for 15 years."
"Senior White House officials are in talks with business leaders that could expand the executive actions President Barack Obama takes on immigration. Obama was initially expected to focus only on slowing deportations of potentially millions of undocumented immigrants and altering federal enforcement policies. Now top aides are talking with leaders in big companies like Cisco, Intel and Accenture, hoping to add more changes that would get them on board. Representatives for high-tech, agriculture and construction interests have put forward a range of fixes, from recapturing unused green cards to tweaking existing work authorization programs."
"Of all the issues the Obama administration is grappling with, a modest redesign of what food labels say about sweeteners might not have seemed among the more controversial. But ever since First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the plan last year, a lobbying frenzy has ensued. The objections have come not only from candy makers and bottlers of soft drinks. The governor of Massachusetts implored the administration to rethink its proposal. The governor of Wisconsin protested too. So did the government of Australia, which warned the move could violate international trade agreements. The proposal being considered by the Food and Drug Administration would add a new line to labels on packaged products noting how many teaspoons of sugar had been added."
"Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged in congressional testimony today that an Internet tax--which he had previously said would not be imposed--could be imposed in the future."
"Legal concealed carry “more pro-rape than anti-rape,” claims anti-gun media. A leftist news outlet claims that Second Amendment activists are supporting rape by advocating concealed carry on college campuses."
"Rector, a senior research fellow at Heritage, is slated to speak on the costs of Obama’s executive amnesty Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He will testify to the high entitlement costs of granting legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. Based on Rector’s calculations, which assume that at least 3.97 illegal immigrants would apply for and receive legal status under Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (DAPA), and that the average DAPA beneficiary would have a 10th grade education, the costs would be immense."
"Greetings and Salutations, readers! My Nome de Guerre in the battle for truth and objective journalism is Jeremiah Johnson. I hope to pique your interest with a Montana issue that, regardless of the outcome, will have severe ramifications and set a precedent nationwide. This article covers the CSKT (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes) proposed water-rights compact that threatens to take away the private ownership of water for roughly 100,000 Montanans. Should this measure pass, it can set a precedent for the courts throughout the United States by the Federal Government to deprive us of our water rights."
"If I asked you the simple question to choose between Freedom or Slavery, I would get a near 100% response for Freedom. Indeed, Freedom can be a beautiful thing. However, when paired against a tyrannical government, Freedom may not be so appetizing. Instead of my initial question of Freedom vs. Slavery, let me rephrase it… Would you choose to go against your corrupt government and accept the inherent struggles of obtaining Freedom?"
"House Republicans on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of pushing to eliminate some of the key reforms Congress has imposed on the IRS, including prohibitions on lavish conferences and a ban on applying extra scrutiny to groups based on their political beliefs. The proposed IRS budget for 2016 put forward by the Obama administration lays out the government’s vision of how the IRS would operate in the next fiscal year, but it doesn’t include those reforms and others Congress has passed."
"How do you know a dollar collapse is coming? Because the rest of the world is preparing for it. Western allies are flocking to join the new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), while the United States and World Bank sit on the sidelines and lecture them about "appropriate" financial governance."
(Sgt Trainer: This is about to get "real".)
"Almost a third of American families are low-income, with racial and ethnic minorities far more likely to be poor, according to a new report. Activists advise more education, training, health and child care to close the gap. US Census bureau data for 2013 shows that 10.6 million out of 32.6 million US working families have incomes under 200 percent of the official poverty level, according to the new report by the Working Poor Families Project (WPFP). Black, Latino and Native American working families make up 58 percent of these working poor, although their share of the overall workforce is 40 percent. “With more than 10 million working families in the United States not making enough money to cover basic household expenses, states can and should take action,” the report urged."
"To encrypt, or not to encrypt? There are two schools of thought when it comes to the encryption issue…Firstly, do you really trust major service provides, like Yahoo and Google, to keep your emails and private information out the NSA’s “bulk data collection” (mass surveillance) program? In the past, they have all complied and done business with the federal government. Previously, 21WIRE reported on how in the past, Microsoft had given “back door access” to the NSA via its _NSAKEY file – which allowed government snoops into just about any system they wanted. There is a ray of hope in the case of Yahoo though. Recently the company’s new information security chief Alex Stamos went head-to-head with the director of the NSA in a heated exchange at a recent Washington DC cyber security event. Still, you can never be sure. Secondly, is the fact that the NSA are now specifically targeting any encrypted services for their continual digital wire tapping/surveillance program. So will you be better off staying in the general public junk yard of mass communications, and therefore not attracting the evil gaze of the Eye of Mordor?"
"The first point I want to get across is that our nation is broke. Our nation’s broke, and it’s not broke in 75 years or 50 years or 25 years or 10 years. It’s broke today. Indeed, it may well be in worse fiscal shape than any developed country, including Greece.” Lawrence Kotlikoff, Ph.D., the William Fairfield Warren Professor of Economics at Boston University."
"You’ve heard it from Big Government lobbyists. You’ve heard it from Big Business lackeys in both political parties. And you’ve heard it from journalists, pundits and think-tankers ad nauseam: The H-1B foreign guest worker program, they claim, requires American employers to first show that they searched for and tried to recruit American workers before tapping an ever-growing government-rigged pipeline of cheap foreign workers. The foot soldiers of the open-borders brigade are lying, deluded, ignorant or bought-off."
"Shooting a person is a deadly serious business. There is always a chance that the person shot will die. The latest statistics that we have from Wisconsin is that about one out of eight people shot die. At the Chicago site shown above, the number for 2014 is about 1 out of 7 (2619 shot/375 killed). That is from shootings that are treated in hospitals. At least some people choose not to be treated. We do not know what number that may be, but prison interviews have found that a number of criminals choose not to go to a hospital, they have their wounds treated by themselves, family, or by some form of care in the underground economy. A gunshot wound is potentially life threatening, and the law treats the person shooting as using deadly force for that reason. Wounds to the extremities can kill, though the percentage is lower."
"What is the big idea? Crazy strong email security that is crazy easy to roll out. Everything else either requires a pair of computer geniuses, or does not offer the same level of security. Why this instead of regular email? Because you have tried to get crypto working in the past and it has been an enormous pain in the ass. Because you want your communications to go dark but don’t have time for hours of training."
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"Today we’ll discuss what I argue is the most common set of circumstances that you might prepare for. Indeed, it has been my experience that these scenarios are likely to come up for most people several times during their lives. This marks them as quite unique among things you might prepare for, in that the odds of most things that are “prepped” for are extremely unlikely, yet they tend to occupy most people’s minds in this regard."
"There are many myths and misconceptions about survival in an urban environment following a natural or man-made disaster. Images of fierce mobs, sneaky looters, and violent conflicts in the streets between neighborhoods or groups spring to mind. While those things can happen in such a situation, these media images often make us forget about the forgotten realities of urban survival which we have seen from tragic events such as Hurricane Katrina. Here are a few forgotten realities of urban survival from Katrina and other urban disasters that go beyond what we can visualize from the media:"
"If you are serious about leading your prepper group, you should likely get serious about team-building. Some of you may have participated in team-building in a corporate environment and may have had bad, or lame, experiences. Whether or not previous team-building experience(s) were positive, I encourage you to take a step back, clear your mind, and explore meaningful team-building exercises for your group. For those who are new to team-building concepts, let's start from scratch. You've likely at least heard the "team-building" term before, whether or not you have participated in some team-building activity. Team-building can be a great way to expose:"
"Sovereign Debt around the world is reaching crisis levels. So far, we are not seeing the courage by the political leaders in USA and Europe to address the underlying causes. Kick the can down the road, and hope for a miracle. From my reading and studying of history, I feel like we are returning to the year 1928. In 1928, no one was thinking that the end would come. Folks were still buying goods on credit. Yet the economic problems that lead to the stock market crash of 1929 started well before."
"There is trouble again for federal mortgage backers and bailout queens Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose failures helped to trigger the housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 economic crisis. The government enterprises are again turning their lowest profits since the recovery, thanks to derivatives losses – where most of the mortgage lender money is invested:"
"Unless you’re living on a farm in the middle of nowhere, chances are you consume at least some packaged foods. Food scientists around the world are always working hard (not smart) at finding the cheapest ingredients to extend shelf life. Unfortunately, their job is not to look out for your health. Many ingredients used to sweeten, preserve and emulsify foods also rob your body of critical nutrients. Here are the one’s to look out for."
"Thyme is an incredibly potent yet simple herb affecting multiple systems in the body and capable of treating dozens of diseases. It contains one of the strongest antioxidants known and is proven to kill 98% of breast cancer cells. Oil of thyme is derived from thyme, also known as Thymus vulgaris. The perennial herb, a member of the mint family, is used in aromatherapy, cooking, potpourri, mouthwashes, and elixirs, as well as added to ointments. Thyme also has a number of medicinal properties, which is due to the herb’s essential oils. The benefits of thyme essential oil have been recognized for thousands of years in Mediterranean countries. This substance is also a common agent in Ayurverdic practice. Today, among the many producers of thyme oil, France, Morocco, and Spain emerge as the primary ones."