Late last week, a bill to legalize gold and silver as legal tender was passed through the Oklahoma state house. The vote was 74-12.
Senate Bill 862 (SB862), was introduced by Sen. Clark Jolley and Rep. Gary Banz, with cosponsorship from Sen. Natham Dahm. It reads, in part:
Gold and silver coins issued by the United States government are legal tender in the State of Oklahoma. No person may compel another person to tender or accept gold or silver coins that are issued by the United States government, except as agreed upon by contract. Continue Reading →
The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that 600 US troops will be sent to Eastern Europe to engaged in military exercise’s in allied countries that boarder Russia and Ukraine.
Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told The Wall Street Journal that troops are set to arrive this weekend in Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. The exercises will exclude Ukraine and are meant to show the U.S. resolve to fulfill its obligations under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization charter, reports the WSJ.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Charter was a Geneva deal reached between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the US where Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to call off his Russian special forces in the eastern region of Ukraine to avoid further sanctions. Continue Reading →
He’s the face of the longest-running TV show in American history, a news program that debuted in 1947.
But now, officials at NBC have ordered psychological research of “Meet the Press” host David Gregory and his family, in a desperate attempt to make the newsman more likable, as the show’s ratings have plunged off a cliff, sounding alarm bells among top network brass.
Published reports indicate friends of Gregory and even his wife have been interviewed by a psychologist mandated by the network to figure out how the Sunday-morning host could possibly relate better to the American populace.
The Washington Post reported: “Last year, the network undertook an unusual assessment of the 43-year-old journalist, commissioning a psychological consultant to interview his friends and even his wife. (Continue Reading..)
Disturbing new video footage shows TSA agents performing full body pat downs on two infants aged just 2 and 6 years old, illustrating how the federal agency still targets children despite a partial rollback of the policy in 2011.
The clip begins with the two year old instinctively moving away from a blue-gloved TSA screener who starts performing a full body pat down on the nervous toddler while he is held in place by his mother.
The video then shows a 6-year-old girl receiving the same treatment as a female TSA agent touches her backside, the inside of her thighs and around her chest. The child appears to say something like, “I need to go” and is clearly uncomfortable with the pat down. Continue Reading →
(NaturalNews) Although there is a popular perception that lazy people are more likely to eat convenient but unhealthy foods, a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Physiology and Behavior on April 10 suggests that it may be the other way around: A diet high in processed, sugary foods may actually make people lazier.
“Overweight people often get stigmatized as lazy and lacking discipline,” lead author Aaron Blaisdell said. “We interpret our results as suggesting that the idea commonly portrayed in the media that people become fat because they are lazy is wrong. Our data suggest that diet-induced obesity is a cause, rather than an effect, of laziness. Either the highly processed diet causes fatigue or the diet causes obesity, which causes fatigue.” Continue Reading →
Indeed, it is largely the same knuckleheads in government and in media who are pushing the lies.
Former Associated Press and Newsweek reporter Robert Parry notes today that some of the core Iraq war lies, Syria lies and lies about Ukraine were all penned by New York Times reporter Michael Gordon:
There is now a pattern to New York Times “investigative” stories that seek to pin the blame on some nefarious foreign enemy, as in the 2002 article on Iraq buying aluminum tubes for nuclear centrifuges; the 2013 “vector analysis” tracing sarin-laden rockets to a Syrian military base; and now a photographic analysis proving that Russian soldiers are behind unrest in eastern Ukraine.
All these stories draw hard conclusions from very murky evidence while ignoring or brushing aside alternative explanations. They also pile up supportive acclamations for their conclusions from self-interested sources while treating any doubters as rubes. And, these three articles all involved reporter Michael R. Gordon. Continue Reading →
What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan?
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who spent more than a decade covering Afghanistan since 2001, concludes just that in her new book, “The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014.”
Gall told “On the Radar” that Pakistan – not Afghanistan – has been the United States’ real enemy.
And while Gall’s “book” might be easily dismissed as irrelevant warmongering, it echoes a narrative that was crafted by some of the most notorious policy makers in the US and promoted widely in 2011 across the Western media. This included the BBC’s documentary, “Secret Pakistan,” from which it appears Gall is deriving her premise. Continue Reading →
The office building where ICANN is located in Los Angeles (Wiki Commons)
Cyberspace. There’s a lot of buzz over the Obama administration’s confirmation that it will move forward with the decades-old plan to release control of the internet’s domain naming system and management to an international body. The global organization to be used or created hasn’t been determined yet. The only thing for sure is that by September 2015, the US will no longer control internet domain and IP addresses.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit corporation created in 1998 to administer and manage the entire domain and IP system the world wide web uses to function. For the most part, the people of the world have had few complaints. Sure, ICANN underestimated the popularity of the internet and organized it by industry rather than by country or by language. But domain names are relatively cheap and the average Joe has just as much chance to get a domain as a millionaire.
ICANN also didn’t seem to fold to the intimidation of multi-national corporations when they realized they missed the boat on grabbing prime internet real estate, like the domain names of their companies and brands. So, the corporations were forced to sue average domain holders into the poor house to get them to relinquish the priceless domain addresses. But ICANN didn’t betray internet freedom, America’s Judicial branch did. And that’s the exact kind of corruption that many fear will increase when foreign entities like China, Saudi Arabia and Russia are all given partial control. Continue Reading →