Daily Mail – by Lydia Willgress
Dozens of houseboats have been forced to move to a dusty field as California suffers from the worst drought since records began.
A series of shocking pictures shows the extent of the state’s water shortage with Oroville Lake reservoir at less than 25 per cent capacity.
Owners have been forced to moor their boats just metres apart on one small area of the lake or move them to nearby fields. Continue reading
Tenth Amendment Center
AUSTIN, Tex. (May 26, 2015) – A bill taking a step towards gold and silver as commonly-used legal tender in Texas passed in the state Senate today by an overwhelming 29-2 vote.
Introduced by State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R- Southlake) and four co-sponsors on Feb. 12, House Bill 483 (HB483) would create a state bullion depository. It reads, in part: Continue reading
The US Department of Defense has granted 307,123 waivers to the Buy American Act since 2007, according to a new report. Instead of investing in home production, it has spent over $176 billion of taxpayers’ money on goods produced by foreign firms.
US Senator Chris Murphy has released his report on the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) overuse in a bid “to sound the alarm over the billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of Buy American waivers used by the federal government.” Continue reading
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice.
The first time, in 1975, the escaped Ohio inmate’s good behavior helped him avoid a trip back to prison when West Virginia’s governor refused to extradite him, citing Freshwaters’ “flawless 16-year residency,” according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Continue reading
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Police say the wife of a gunman and two children have emerged safely from a San Diego-area apartment after a standoff began when the man killed a neighbor.
The three walked out of the apartment in Chula Vista shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday and got into a police car that drove away. Police have not given the relationship between the adults and the two boys. One of them is 8 years old. The other is younger but his exact age is unclear. Continue reading
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The Colorado River is expected to crest two feet lower than previously expected in and around the southeastern Texas city of Wharton, where residents have been asked to evacuate about 300 homes. City spokeswoman Paula Favors said Friday that river level is expected to crest Saturday morning at 43 feet, not the 45 feet predicted Thursday.
She says a 43-foot crest would likely flood several residential streets in low-lying areas of Wharton, a city of roughly 8,500 residents about 60 miles southwest of Houston. Favors says residents have been good about heeding the warnings to head for higher ground. Continue reading
A bomb threat was received at the FIFA congress in Zurich on Friday, prompting authorities to search the meeting venue. No evacuations were carried out, and the congress later resumed. It comes as the organization holds its presidential election.
Zurich police said the anonymous bomb threat was made by telephone to a Zurich-based newsroom, and that the congress room was searched. Continue reading
21st Century Wire – by Jay Dyer
For most consumers of alternative news and media, the lineup of the players constitutes the tyrants and their systemic control, and the enlightened underground, with both sides fighting the great battle of winning the hearts and minds of the rest of the public.
For the alternative news and information community, the possibility of large-scale psychological operations within alternative media itself are generally outside the spectrum of the possible. Continue reading
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
Just when you thought the US regulators may have finally become less tone deaf to the shame of the revolving door, especially following last year’s latest scandal confirming Goldman runs the New York Fed(and every other central bank), here comes the SEC with an absolute shocker, not only proving once and for all that when it comes to regulatory capture, there is nobody in charge quite like Lloyd Blankfein, but unveiling what may have been the first ever double revolving door in SEC history, after the SEC announced it had hired as its new chief of staff a former Goldman worker who had previously worked at… the SEC. And with that the we have gone not only full circle but full retard as well. Continue reading
Guns.com – by Chris Eger
A measure to bring permitless concealed carry to the state easily passed the Maine Senate in a 21-14 vote Thursday despite the earlier negative endorsement of a lawmaker committee.
The legislation, advocating what is termed constitutional carry, would allow residents who are not prohibited from possessing firearms to carry a concealed pistol or revolver, while preserving the current licensing scheme to grant those who travel out of the state reciprocal rights. Continue reading
Cruciferous vegetables are some with which it seems people have a love-hate relationship. Either you want to eat them a lot or not at all.
Watercress and Broccoli
It has been shown in recent studies that Watercress and Broccoli (two cruciferous veggies.) can lower the risks of several types of cancer by increasing the amount of antioxidants in one’s blood. Continue reading
Kate Wolf (born Kathryn Louise Allen, January 27, 1942 – December 10, 1986) was an American folk singer and songwriter. Though her career was relatively short, she had a significant impact on the folk music scene, and many musicians continue to cover her songs. Her best-known compositions include “Here in California,” “Love Still Remains,” “Across the Great Divide,” “Unfinished Life,” and “Give Yourself to Love.”
Born in San Francisco, she started her music career in the band Wildwood Flower before recording ten records as a solo artist. Her songs have since been recorded by artists such as Nanci Griffith and Emmylou Harris (whose recording of “Love Still Remains” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1999). An important mentor, friend and touring companion was Utah Phillips. Continue reading
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The USGS said the quake’s epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) south-southeast of Ugashik and 61.7 km deep. The agency upgraded the temblor to a 7.0 after initially stating it was slightly weaker.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on its available data, no tsunami was expected. Continue reading
Natural News – by Ethan A Huff
If you take a look around, modern humanity is quite clearly facing an unprecedented crisis of deteriorating health. And beneath the surface, for those able and willing to see the truth, the various health conditions that increasingly plague the average man and woman appear to be intentionally inflicted as part of a covert effort to reduce the world’s population and create a paradise on Earth for the elites — with much fewer of the rest of us! Continue reading
The Organic Prepper
Are you truly prepared for a water emergency?
How long could your family survive if the water stopped flowing from the municipal supply and none was available at the store? If the answer is not “indefinitely” then you need to check out my new book, The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource. Continue reading
WSWS – by Patrick Martin
US military officials revealed Wednesday that the Army bioweapons laboratory at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah shipped live anthrax samples to 18 facilities in nine US states, as well as to a US military base in South Korea.
A Pentagon spokesman said the anthrax spores were supposed to have been killed by gamma radiation, with dead samples shipped to commercial laboratories and the US military base as part of a program that began last year to test methods for recognizing anthrax in the field. Continue reading
True Activist – by John Vibes
A number of stories have recently come to light, showing that McDonalds allegedly has a new policy which is preventing customers from buying food for homeless people. In the UK this month alone there have been two separate incidents to make international headlines, where homeless people were denied service at McDonalds.
The first case involved a 27-year-old landscaper named Daniel Jackson who was almost denied service at a McDonalds on Oxford Road in Manchester because he was wearing dirty clothes and according to the staff he “looked homeless.” Jackson had to explain to the staff that he was actually just coming from a hard day’s work and was not homeless. Continue reading