"The ABC7 I-Team investigated claims of dangerous side effects from dog vaccines. Vaccines are considered a standard part of owning a puppy, but some pet owners say these routine shots are harming their animal. The current human measles outbreak has been partly blamed on the rejection of vaccines. Now, dog owners are questioning the shots their animals are getting. The I-Team has learned of growing concerns about the number of routine shots, and whether they're harming pets health instead of protecting it. In a yearly visit, dogs could receive a host of vaccines. Some owners say over-vaccination is jeopardizing their pet's health, causing everything from swelling to autoimmune disorders and more. "Once we stopped giving him all of these extra vaccines he's been a lot healthier dog," said dog owner Crissy Conway. Ron Schultz, a long-time researcher of canine vaccines, finds immunity of many diseases can last a dog's lifetime, much like humans. He says vaccines are vitally important, but questions the need to vaccinate so often. "
"A potentially deadly bacteria has been accidentally released from a high-security research laboratory leading to serious safety fears. The Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria was found in animals at the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Louisiana, which is just 35 miles north of New Orleans. The bacteria, primarily found in south-east Asia, can spread to animals and humans through direct contact with contaminated soil and water. But despite thorough investigations by multiple authorities the cause of the release and extent of the contamination are still unknown. It is the latest in a series of significant accidents that have taken place across the country. Richard Ebright, a biosafety expert from Rutgers University in New Jersey, said the release was worrying."
"If you’re fed up of apps asking to access your private data and don’t want advertisers tracking your every move, there is now a range of ‘spy’ phones designed to keep you off the grid. The original Blackphone was unveiled last year and its successor - the Blackphone 2 - as well as the first ever Blacktablet have been announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The range is fully encrypted by default and comes with a suite of secure features that let you make calls and send texts that are impossible to eavesdrop on or track. Blackphone’s Android-based devices are built by Spanish manufacturer GeeksPhone alongside security experts Silent Circle and Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). They launched the original handset at last year’s Mobile World Congress and told MailOnline that the range is for people who ‘want to stay private without compromising on the features seen on typical Android phones.’ Everything from the custom-built PrivatOS to web browsing and apps, are encrypted, or have been fitted with an extra layer of security."
"Wishful thinking simply won't deter from the fact that the cancer industry is just that: an industry. Doctors, drug companies, hospitals and other key stakeholders profit heavily each time a cancer patient submits to the conventional treatment model, which typically involves injecting chemotherapy poisons into the body, blasting it with ionizing radiation or cutting off body parts -- or some barbaric combination of all three. It might rub some people the wrong way to state this, especially those who've had to watch a loved one die from conventional cancer treatment, but each of these supposed treatments don't actually work, in many cases. Little-known science, which the medical-industrial complex has made it a practice to ignore or cover up, reveals that, despite what the medical industry often claims, chemotherapy in particular just isn't an effective cancer treatment."
"Finding a popular bullet may now be difficult for gun owners. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is making the effort to possibly ban public sale of 5.56 mm ammunition. The bullets are often used in AR-15 rifles. Steve Ellis, owner of Top Guns in Terre Haute, says it’s hard to keep the rounds on the shelves. “Everyone is selling out of ammunition, distributors are out, manufacturers are out, most dealers are out,” Ellis says. When we checked in with Top Guns this afternoon, Ellis had a small supply of the bullets. However, he predicted to be out of them by the end of the business day. ATF says the popular bullets cause danger to police. When loaded into a smaller gun, it can cut through an officer’s protective vest, qualifying it as armor piercing ammunition."
"The IRS and Justice Department cooperate to catch tax scofflaws. They can even have notorious ones arrested when they land on U.S. soil. But some in Congress think we could do more to grab people on the move or to prevent them from taking flight in the first place. In 2012, the Government Accountability Office reported on the potential for using the issuance of passports to collect taxes. The idea–introduced several times over the last few years–is a little like requiring you to pay all your outstanding parking tickets to register a vehicle or renew your driver’s license. The analog here is to restrict passports and travel until you pay the IRS. Several successive proposals have been defeated for now. Some say the right to travel is fundamental, practically constitutional. Moreover, as proposed, this would only apply to serious tax matters. The movement started in 2012, when Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) proposed that if you owe the IRS more than $50,000, you shouldn’t get a passport. See also Sen. Orrin Hatch’s Memo to Reporters and Editors. These efforts morphed into Senate Bill 1813, introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Mostly it was about highway safety, but would also authorize the federal government to prevent Americans from leaving the country if they owe back taxes. One idea is to allow the State Department to revoke, deny or limit passports for anyone the IRS certifies as having a seriously delinquent tax debt in an amount in excess of $50,000. Note that the no-travel, no-passport idea hasn’t become law, at least not yet. But in 2014, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) joined the chorus. As proposed, you would still be able to travel if your tax debt is being paid in a timely manner, in an emergency, or for humanitarian reasons. Still, critics noted that it isn’t limited to criminal tax cases or even situations where the government fears you are fleeing a tax debt. In fact, if the bill is passed you could have your passport revoked merely because you owe more than $50,000 and the IRS has filed a notice of lien."
"Your law enforcement panic of the day: an app that automatically uploads recorded footage and forwards it to the ACLU. New Jersey's ACLU branch put together "Police Tape" back in 2012, an app which allowed anyone to record cops with a press of a button. The app then hid itself while the recording continued. If the recording was interrupted, the app would automatically send the recording to the ACLU. The app also advised those confronted by cops of their rights in various situations. The app is apparently no longer available, but ACLU-NJ reported 30,000 downloads within the first few months of its availability. Widespread coverage of this police accountability app led to a somewhat overwrought response from (of all places) the Burbank, California Police Department. "OFFICER AWARENESS," the bulletin yells, before heading into a brief summation of the app's capabilities. It takes a turn for the truly absurd when Lt. Eric Deroian attempts to portray the app as potentially dangerous to officers. Both apps [including the "stop and frisk" app developed by ACLU-NY] will notify other app users within a defined area if someone has activated their app, with the exact location of the police action. This may result in officer safety issues if community groups are able to pinpoint various police actions, and respond to the location in the form of a flash mob."
"A Nevada cop who pulled a woman over for speeding ended up dragging her out of the car after she refused to roll her window down all the way, even though she had already rolled it down halfway and had already handed the cop her driver license. But the Carson City police officer insisted she roll the window al the way down because he was finding it impossible to “interact” with her.
(Sgt Trainer: Make sure you know what the laws are in the State you are in. Not all are the same.)
"The National Vaccine Information Center has issued an alert for Texans to help stop forced vaccination and government coercion in their home state. A total of nine bills are currently pending in the Texas state legislature that threaten medical choice and fundamental human rights. These laws are the extension of the current wave of vaccine hysteria sweeping America thanks to an aggressive new push toward medical fascism by the mainstream media. These bills blatantly violate the American Medical Association's published Code of Ethics which require informed consent for all medical interventions. But medical extremism in America today is not bound by anything resembling medical ethics, and if these Texas lawmakers get their way, every person living in Texas will be tracked like dogs with a government-run vaccine status database that will almost certainly be used to conduct house-to-house SWAT raids and arrests of those who refuse to be vaccinated."
"The Walther CCP, an unconventional single-stack 9mm pistol for concealed-carry, is now available in stores everywhere. Announced last year, the CCP was a bright star at the Walther booth at the 2015 SHOT Show, the world’s largest firearms expo. What sets the CCP apart from the scores of other single-stack nines on the market is the unusual action — the CCP is gas-delayed blowback-operated, meaning that the gun uses gas pressure from each shot fired to slow down the recoil. After a shot is fired, a small amount of gas is let into a chamber underneath the barrel. As long as the chamber is under pressure, the gas piston acts as a brake on the slide. Once the bullet leaves the barrel, the system depressurizes and the slide cycles normally, loading the next round. Because each shot’s own gasses are what slow down the recoil impulse, the result is a balanced system — high pressure loads have high pressure braking, and low pressure loads have low pressure braking — and the energy from each shot isn’t absorbed by the recoil spring. In other words, this is a small gun for people who can’t or simply don’t like shooting small guns. With the CCP shooters don’t have to step down from 9mm and have a gun that’s easy to rack and soft shooting. This makes shooting the CCP very easy. For a small gun it doesn’t have a lot of recoil, and because the recoil spring doesn’t have to be very heavy, it’s even easier to rack the slide."
"According to the Federal Government there are approximately 48 million cases of food borne illness annually. This equates to 1 in 6 people, and the illnesses result in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Anyone can be sickened, but the very young, the very old, and those with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible (FDA, 2014). Why do people become sick, they become sick because of bacteria in and on the foods that in some cases is not destroyed during the cooking process, in other words, the foods were not cooked to a high enough temperature to destroy the bacteria. Others reasons include cross contamination, caused by food handlers that use cutting boards and counter tops to process a raw chicken, for example, and then fail to properly sanitize the area before processing foods, which may not be cooked at all, or not cooked to a high enough temperature to destroy bacteria present. Certain vegetables, lettuce, and breads should never be cut up on a cutting board that was used for raw meats, unless the board is thoroughly disinfected between uses. Raw meats can also contaminate other foods in the refrigerator that may not require cooking if the raw meats are stored near or above the foods were juices can drip to contaminate other foods."
"The primary objective behind environmental activism related to anthropogenic global warming (AGW), aka “climate change,” is apparently not climatological, but rather is economic. The revelation came not from “global-warming deniers,” but from the United Nations’ own Christiana Figueres, who serves as the Executive Secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. At a press conference in Brussels last month, the UN climate chief delineated the objectives of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations. She revealed: “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.” She continued: “That will not happen overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change, be it COP 15, 21, 40 – you choose the number. It just does not occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation.”
"Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet? This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future. This is something that is being systematically implemented right now. In 2015, we already have “smart homes”, vehicles that talk to one another, refrigerators that are connected to the Internet, and televisions that spy on us. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and that opens up some wonderful possibilities. But there is also a downside. What if we rapidly reach a point where one must be connected to the Internet in order to function in society? Will there come a day when we can’t even do basic things such as buy, sell, get a job or open a bank account without it? And what about the potential for government abuse? Could an “Internet of Things” create a dystopian nightmare where everyone and everything will be constantly monitored and tracked by the government? That is something to think about. Today, the Internet has become such an integral part of our lives that it is hard to remember how we ever survived without it. And with each passing year, the number of devices connected to the Internet continues to grow at an exponential rate. If you have never heard of the “Internet of Things” before, here is a little bit about it from Wikipedia…"
(Sgt Trainer: There are 10 questions to answer. Pick the answer that best describes you or the one that is closest to you. Answer shows what type of gun works for you and gives you a short description of the type of person you are. It's fun. :) )
"Today, the MSM are not talking about this case any more. Yesterday, they wanted us to believe that Joseph Moshe was a nutcase and a terrorist, arrested for threatening to bomb the White House. Interesting detail about his arrest (the “Westwood standoff”) was that he seemed to be immune to the 5 cans of tear gas and 5 gallons of law-enforcement grade pepper spray they pumped into his face. He very calmly remained in his car, as the video footage of his arrest shows. Professor Moshe had called into a live radio show by Dr. A. True Ott, (explanation of Joseph Moshe’s call at 06:00) broadcast on Republic Broadcasting claiming to be a microbiologist who wanted to supply evidence to a States Attorney regarding tainted H1N1 Swine flu vaccines being produced by Baxter BioPharma Solutions. He said that Baxter’s Ukrainian lab was in fact producing a bioweapon disguised as a vaccine. He claimed that the vaccine contained an adjuvant (additive) designed to weaken the immune system, and replicated RNA from the virus responsible for the 1918 pandemic Spanish flu, causing global sickness and mass death."
"I guess in the now bankrupt, forgotten, and rapidly deteriorating country in which we all live the powers-that-be are so desperate to latch on to what’s left that they are doing, and will continue to do, everything in their power to sell a new narrative to law enforcement. In fact a new report issued this Feb. by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says the “sovereign citizen extremist (SCE)”; those who believe in their Constitutional rights, will be a growing problem this year after reviewing 24 select law enforcement investigations on the matter. The report, which is nowhere near realistic, details how SCE violence in 2015 will mostly occur at “SCE homes, during routine traffic stops or at government offices” as “SCEs perceive government representatives directly infringing on their rights and freedoms in an irrevocable way” and may be “violent”. Essentially the report persuades various and even astute law enforcement officials to buy into an official narrative which maintains how SCEs are commonplace and potentially dangerous. Hell in some ways maybe they are. Maybe we all have a little SCE in us; also known as pride."
"In a completely transparent move, seven US medical specialty societies and the American Public Health Association have issued a call to label gun injuries a ‘public health crisis.’ The conveniently timed announcements and editorials have arrived suspiciously in concert with the announcement of the ATF’s ammo ban. Sadly this appears to be evidence of a larger political agenda rooted in red tap politics, money, and control rather than reality. On the back of a forced vaccination debate currently in full swing, the US medical establishment is running dangerously close to losing further trust along with the hearts and minds of the people it is supposed to be healing. Gun related injuries annually kill 32,000 Americans per year; this is the number that is used to support the argument to label gun violence a health crisis. Any injury or death from unnatural causes is a sad statistic, but when put in perspective, this ‘health crisis’ appears to be a bait and switch. Ignoring the real medical tragedies and shortcomings of our time, gun related injuries represent a fraction of the people being affected by epidemic cancer, autism, and PTSD rates, continually gaining momentum alongside an appallingly high infant mortality rate."
"As much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil leaked from an above-ground storage tank in Washington state into a creek that flows into the Yakima River, vital to the apple-growing state’s agricultural hub, officials said on Monday. The cause of the spill on Sunday from the tank at a former feed lot near Sunnyside, about 170 miles southeast of Seattle, was under investigation. Department of Ecology spokeswoman Joye Redfield-Wilder said the oil posed a threat to otters, waterfowl and fish as well as orchards and other crops in the area. “In a couple of weeks, the canals will all be full and (farmers) will be watering their crops and their orchards, so we want to get this cleaned up,” Redfield-Wilder said. The Washington state Department of Ecology said its workers installed absorbent pads and protective booms at several sites, including about 900 feet upstream of the mouth of Sulphur Creek and at a fish hatchery on the Yakima River after Sunday’s spill. The slick could be seen in the water as far as 15 miles southeast of Sunnyside, the state said on Monday."
"This Article reviews the British gun control program that precipitated the American Revolution: the 1774 import ban on firearms and gunpowder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gunpowder; and the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events that changed a situation of political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment. Furious at the December 1773 Boston Tea Party, Parliament in 1774 passed the Coercive Acts. The particular provisions of the Coercive Acts were offensive to Americans, but it was the possibility that the British might deploy the army to enforce them that primed many colonists for armed resistance. The Patriots of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, resolved: “That in the event of Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws upon us by the strength of arms, our cause we leave to heaven and our rifles.” A South Carolina newspaper essay, reprinted in Virginia, urged that any law that had to be enforced by the military was necessarily illegitimate."
"Most of the time, we think about survival in terms of having a pack filled with equipment and supplies. That’s the ideal way to do it, but you can’t always count on the ideal. There’s just as good a chance that you’ll find yourself stuck in a situation where all you have is a pocket knife and a lighter. Survival in such a situation is much harder than with a well-filled backpack. Nevertheless, as long as it is possible, then it’s a good idea to know how to survive, using just what you can find around you. This is where the pine tree comes in handy. While a pine tree can’t do everything for you, it can do a lot. You can use a pine tree for food, medicine, shelter and fuel, covering a lot of your needs. Learning how to use pine trees, as well as other trees and plants you find in the wilderness, could keep you alive."
"Flowers are nature’s way of tricking insects into helping plants have sex, and as a side effect, humans have something to make their gardens look prettier. There are about 350,000 species of flowering plant, and most of them are innocent souls. But a heaping handful of them are vicious killers with zero remorse."
"A chicken tractor (sometimes called an ark) is a movable chicken coop lacking a floor. Chicken tractors may also house other kinds of poultry. Chicken tractors allow free ranging along with shelter, allowing chickens fresh forage such as grass, weeds and bugs (although these will quickly be stripped away if the tractor stays put for too long), which widens their diet and lowers their feed needs. Unlike fixed coops, chicken tractors do not have floors so there is no need to clean them out. They echo a natural, symbiotic cycle of foraging through which the birds eat down vegetation, deposit fertilizing manure, then go on to a new area."
"Apparently Joe Nobody knew what he was talking about when he said that a survival net was an indispensable survival tool. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we field tested the survival net by using it to string up a hammock in our woods. The only equipment that was required, other than the netting, was a few lengths of paracord and a multi-tool (to help loosen the knots after using the hammock). The hammock worked so well that we decided to put the netting to the test in yet another survival application. Realizing that a hide or a blind may be of paramount importance in any number of survival situations, we decided to see how the netting would perform in that capacity. First, Master Hand Grenade located a likely place to construct the hide. He chose a well traveled path that was sure to see a lot of traffic so that he could determine if the hide was truly effective. After using paracord to secure the netting between two trees (the netting was placed at about eye level), Master Hand Grenade went about finding local foliage to weave into the netting to create an almost invisible blind. It took awhile to gather enough materials to adequately fill in the net, and Master Hand Grenade had to be careful to go far enough into the woods to cut branches and twigs, so that there weren't fresh cut marks near the hide."
"Those whose gardens have been over-run by enthusiastic potato escapees may wonder why on earth anybody needs to know how to grow potatoes. They might rather inquire how NOT to grow potatoes. However, the blessed spud grows best in open, loamy soils and rather poorly in sandy ones. As for clay, they hate it and clay-borne potato diseases are legion. That’s why many clay country gardeners grow potatoes in bins or barrels rather than in the troublesome ground."
"The key to a successful homestead does not only lie on being able to grow your own food but on other skills as well. Here is our list of homesteading skills that will surely help you be successful in your urban homesteading journey. Keep in mind that learning these skills will take time, patience and perseverance, and not all of these skills are applicable to certain situations. Hopefully, though, you’ll be able to pick up some great ideas that will inspire you and get you started!"
"I have thought for some time about how formula fed babies will fare in a SHTF scenario. What if formula has already been looted from the store or destroyed by fire or a major natural disaster? In a time of chaos and collapse, infants are already vulnerable, and especially so without a reliable source of nutrition. Maybe it’s time we rethink an old custom, wet nursing, or breast feeding another’s child. Yep, I went there. This age-old practice may be the best way for a new generation to survive in a worst case scenario. In the “olden” days (until the late 1800’s), wealthy families often employed a wet nurse, or lactating mother, to nurse their children in place of themselves. In high society, they left the child raising to others. The child went from the wet nurse to the nanny, the tutor, and then on to boarding school. Sometimes (many times), women of all social classes died during childbirth or shortly thereafter, leaving a hungry baby who needed to be fed. A lactating family member would step up and take the infant to her own breast. If family wasn’t an option, someone else would step in to be the wet nurse."