Don’t Be Distracted

There are a lot of issues making headlines these days as the corporate media and the global powers work to keep you distracted. So I want to caution you to remain vigilant.

The media try to convince you these items are important: Donald Trump’s potential candidacy, his hammering on the birth certificate issue, the wedding of Prince William, NATO’s war on Libya, arguments in Congress over whether to “cut” the budget by either pennies or nickels, CIA-sponsored unrest in the Middle East, who’s voted off “Dancing With The Stars,” the Japan nuclear crisis, who’s the next “American Idol” and on and on and on. The masses are numbed down and dumbed down.

It’s all there to distract you from the fact that we’ve entered George Orwell’s 1984. Through the Federal Reserve the banksters have driven our economy to the verge of collapse. They’ve stolen our wealth. We have perpetual war, we have politicians engaged in doublespeak, we live in a medical tyranny and a police state and Barack Obama has orchestrated a rise in gasoline prices by cutting off domestic drilling and stirring up the Middle East with failed foreign policy and an attack on a major oil-producing nation.

What he wants to do is fulfill his global masters’ plans to fundamentally change our way of life and dictate what we do, where we live, where we go and how we get there.

During the 2008 campaign he promised he was going to transform America. He’s making good on the promise.

Our fight remains with Congressional Republicans. As sad as it is to have to say it, they are our last best hope to stand up to the globalists. Unfortunately, most of them are puppets on the strings of the globalists and corporatists.

They say they heard our demands to reform government and slash spending. So far they’ve failed to prove it by their actions. There are some true Tea Party candidates and two men surnamed Paul who really want to return our government to sound Constitutional principles, but they are under tremendous pressure and face a lot of opposition from within the party.

They need our encouragement and our support. And they need a true Constitution-loving candidate to step up in the GOP Presidential field.

The message we must send is: “Stay Strong. No Compromise.” And it’s one all liberty lovers must adhere to as well.

Omega-3s Found In Canola Oil Shown To Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Omega-3s found in canola oil shown to help prevent colon cancerIn a mouse model, researchers from South Dakota State University showed that incorporating canola oil into a diet may significantly cut the risk of developing colon cancer.

Compared to rodents that were put on two different control diets, the canola oil-fed mice had 58 percent fewer instances of tumors, and their tumors on average were 90 percent smaller.

Previously, the team of scientists had tested the efficacy of flaxseed oil on inhibiting tumor growth with promising results. While canola oil contains about 40 percent less omega-3 fatty acids than flaxseed oil, the former is more common and has more culinary uses, which led the researchers to test it as well.

"You could not use flax oil for frying. If people start using canola oil — replacing other oils with canola oil — it gives them the advantage of including omega-3s in their diet," said lead researcher Chandradhar Dwivedi.

While the American Cancer Society reports that the rates of colorectal cancer have been steadily declining over the past 20 years due to prevention technology, the average person still has a 5.1 percent chance of developing the disease in the course of their lifetime.
 

Governor Of Idaho Takes Action Against Obamacare

Governor of Idaho takes action against ObamacareIdaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter has unveiled an executive order that prohibits the State from implementing Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

Otter issued the mandate on April 20 after he vetoed a bill that was designed to nullify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The governor rejected the legislation because he said that it would have forced Idaho to forgo the creation of a State health insurance exchange, thus allowing the Federal government to intercede and carry out their own plan.

In his executive order, Otter says that no executive branch department or agency is allowed to "establish or amend any program or promulgate any rule to implement any provisions of the PPACA," quoted by CNN.

Idaho is among 27 States that have sued the Federal government over Obamacare, charging that the individual mandate — which requires Americans to buy insurance by 2014 or face financial penalties — is unConstitutional. Federal judges in Florida and Virginia have affirmed that stance.

During a town hall meeting in California on April 20, Obama said that the slow process of passing the healthcare reform may have prompted some Americans to reject the plan. The bill was signed on March 23, 2010, about 14 months after the President took office.

Obama speculated that some citizens were so turned off by the "typical Washington bickering" that they began to question the law's merits, according to CBS News.

FAIR Claims That Obama’s Immigration Reform Meeting Was Anything But Fair

FAIR claims that Obama's immigration reform meeting was anything but fairThe Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has blasted President Barack Obama for holding a partisan meeting to discuss the nation's immigration policies.

On April 19, the President hosted a gathering at the White House that was slated as a "broad group of business, law enforcement, faith and former and current elected leaders from across the political spectrum." The meeting was billed as a brainstorming session regarding immigration reform.

However, FAIR president Dan Stein said that it was an amnesty planning session made up of officials representing special interests. He claimed that not a single invitation was issued to a governor, sheriff, member of Congress or group from a border State, where the true impact of illegal immigration is being felt.

"The President will only address immigration when it serves his political interests," said Stein. "Just days after he announced his re-election bid, the President met behind closed doors promising amnesty to appease the special interests he needs to energize his campaign supporters."

Among the invited guests to the immigration reform meeting were John Podesta, CEO of the Center for American Progress (CAP), and Bill Bratton, former police chief of Los Angeles. According the FAIR, CAP supports a radical agenda that pushes for open borders and non-enforcement of immigration policies.

As LAPD chief, Bratton staunchly supported efforts not to focus enforcement on "individuals whose only violation is illegal entry." 

AFER And Media Organizations Call For Release Of Gay Marriage Trial Footage

AFER and media organizations call for release of gay marriage trial footageA civil rights group and several prominent media organizations have requested the release of footage of a high-profile case involving gay marriage in California.

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) recently filed a brief calling for the full and unedited release of public trial tapes of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, a case that examined the Constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which bans marriage between same-sex couples. FOX News, NBC News, The Associated Press, CNN and the Los Angeles Times also submitted separate briefs to request the footage.

In August of 2010, a district judge ruled that Proposition 8 violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals later ordered that the judgment be suspended pending a decision by the State Supreme Court.

Theodore Boutrous, the attorney for AFER, said that Americans have the right to see what happened in the district trial. He claimed that Proposition 8 proponents are "desperately anxious" to block the release of courtroom footage because they "simply have no case."

"Why should the public be denied the opportunity to see and hear what happened in a public trial in a public courtroom in a case involving the Constitutional rights of millions of people?" said Boutrous.

In their briefs, media organizations argued that the footage will enhance the public's understanding of the matter. 

Compact Water Purification For The Bug Out Bag

Most people immediately think of filtration systems when considering water purification methods in a survival situation.

There are many excellent filter systems on the market today that will do the job and are popular in the survival and prepping community. While I own and have used various filters myself, when packing for a long wilderness excursion or preparing a compact bug-out or everyday carry bag for emergencies, I want something smaller, lighter weight and absolutely dependable for short or long-term use.

While there are some compact drinking straw filters that fit the small and light weight criteria, they are not so convenient for everyday use and, like all filters, have a limited life before they must be replaced.

The purification system I have come to rely on in this role is Polar Pure Water Disinfectant. Unlike filter systems, Polar Pure is a chemical water treatment that uses iodine crystals trapped in a specially designed small glass bottle.

Other compact chemical treatment systems in the form of tablets work in much the same way, but are only good for one use. Because the iodine in a bottle of Polar Pure remains trapped in the bottle, a single bottle can last for years in storage or with intermittent use and can treat up to 2,000 quarts of water. 

The bottle is small enough to fit in a pocket, and while it is made of glass, I’ve never broken one in over 20 years of use in every kind of wilderness environment. It typically sells for less than $15 per bottle at online retail sites.

Using Polar Pure is simple. You fill the bottle with water from any source available, shake it well and let it sit for an hour. This creates a saturated iodine solution in the bottle that is then measured using the bottle cap for addition into your drinking water container. I typically use 1-quart Nalgene bottles for my drinking water, and these make great containers for Polar Pure treatment. The amount of solution and the time you have to wait before drinking after adding it is determined by the water temperature. A thermometer is built-in to the side of the Polar Pure bottle.

Polar Pure has worked for me on countless wilderness trips of a few days to months in duration. I’ve used it to purify drinking water from clear mountain streams to muddy Deep South swamp water and even pathogen-infested jungle rivers of tropical Latin America without once getting ill from bad water.

For the cost and tiny amount of space it will take up in your gear, Polar Pure is well worth considering as a backup, even if you do prefer a filter for your primary water purification system. For more information, visit the Polar Pure site at: http://www.polarequipment.com/index.htm

 –Scott B. Williams

Guidelines For Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Updated After 27 Years

Guidelines for Alzheimer's diagnosis updated after 27 yearsThe National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer's Association have added some much-needed updates to the guidelines used by physicians and scientists to diagnose and research the disease.

Previous criteria covered only one stage of Alzheimer's: the latest stage of dementia, a point where the disorder is so advanced that treatment is extremely difficult if not impossible.

Now, the guidelines include symptoms, tests and biomarkers for the early preclinical stage, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's dementia.

"Bringing the diagnostic guidelines up to speed with [recent] advances is both a necessary and rewarding effort that will benefit patients and accelerate the pace of research," said National Institute on Aging Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D.

The guidelines have been created to be easily updated as researchers continue their extensive investigations into the causes and biomarkers of the disease as well as treatments and tests that may help patients.

Biomarkers — such as amyloid beta plaque and protein tangles in the brain — are becoming increasingly important as the medical community discovers their significance in early detection of Alzheimer's.  

Gold Prices Hit Record Levels Following S&P Report

Gold prices hit record levels following S&P reportA downgraded credit rating for the United States has lifted gold prices to record levels.

For the first time ever, gold prices exceeded $1,500 an ounce on April 19. The spike came a day after Standard and Poor's latest outlook on America's long-term debt, which went from "stable" to "negative." Standard and Poor is one of three major financial agencies that rate the ability for nations to repay their debt.

The price of gold has steadily increased in recent months as many Americans have shifted their focus to wealth protection amidst a shaky economy and tumultuous activity overseas. Standard and Poor's dour forecast was the latest hit in a steady stream of events casting doubt on the stability of the U.S. dollar.

Carlos Sanchez, the director of commodities management at CPM Group, a market research organization, told CNN that gold prices could reach as high as $1,550 in the next couple of weeks. The May deadline for the government to raise the debt ceiling will likely have a significant impact on the precious metals market.  

Left-Wing Protesters Attempt To Spoil Tea Party Tax Day Rallies

Left-wing protesters attempt to spoil Tea Party tax day ralliesTea Party groups across the United States staged rallies this past week to coincide with tax day, and some liberal Americans have done their best to disrupt these peaceful gatherings.

For example, a contingent of anti-Tea Party protesters brought large signs to the April 15 rally in the Boston Common, an event that featured former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. According to The Daily Free Press, Boston University's student newspaper, the group stood in front of the Parkman Bandstand and attempted to block the crowd from seeing the speakers by holding up their signs.

In Worcester, Mass., a troupe of black-clad counter-protesters attempted to infiltrate a peaceful tax day rally, but police officers interceded and removed the trespassers. The Worcester Tea Party had a permit to use the square, which seemed to infuriate left-wing residents, the Worcester Telegram reported. They held banners that criticized capitalism and condemned conservatives.

Although there were no arrests or injuries, the two sides traded barbs throughout the day.

"You're a Nazi," one of the counter-protesters yelled to the Tea Party group, quoted by the news source.

On April 16, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart spoke at a tax day rally in Wisconsin. Despite the fact that many Tea Party supporters brought their young children to the event, several counter-protesters yelled obscenities and flipped off the speakers, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.