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Is something coming in September? Why are so many people storing food and supplies?

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Have you noticed that there is a tremendous amount of Internet buzz about the month of September 2015? Never before have I seen so much speculation about what would happen in one particular month. Some people believe that we will see an economic collapse next month, others believe that there will be some sort of historic natural disaster, and others are convinced that the judgment of God is coming. So right now, large numbers of Americans are stocking up on emergency food and supplies like crazy. Personally, I have never been more concerned about any period of time as I am about the last six months of 2015. Several weeks ago, I expressed my belief that chaos will begin once the summer ends. These are the last days of "normal life" in America, and just about everything that we currently take for granted is about to be shaken.

A lot of people that I know have been storing up food and supplies like never before, but I didn't realize how widespread this phenomenon was until I came across the following Natural News report...

Comment: Whether the start to more dramatic changes begins in September, or after, there are so many destabilizing events in the offing that it would be foolish to not try and prepare ourselves for their coming.
Matthew 25New King James Version (NKJV)The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins

25 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!' 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9 But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

11 "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' 12 But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'

13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour" in which the Son of Man is coming.



Black Cat

Arizona man decapitates wife to 'get the evil out of her' - kills dogs, mutilates himself

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Kenneth Dale Wakefield
An Arizona man who admitted to decapitating his wife and her two dogs in a bloody incident last month in Phoenix told authorities he was attempting "to get the evil out" of her, according to court documents released on Monday.

Kenneth Dale Wakefield, 43, also told police that he had smoked marijuana and the designer drug Spice about an hour before the gruesome killings in a Phoenix apartment on the morning of July 25, the documents showed.

Wakefield, a transient with a history of mental illness who also maimed himself in the incident, was booked into a Maricopa County jail Aug. 1 on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of animal cruelty after being released from a local hospital. He is being held on $2 million bond.

In court papers, police said Wakefield told them during an interview that he stabbed his 49-year-old wife, Trina Heisch, multiple times before decapitating her, and killed the dogs by cutting their heads off.

"He said he was trying to get the evil out of Trina," police said in a probable cause statement filed in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Handcuffs

Denver activist charged with multiple felonies for informing jurors of their rights

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Last week, a Denver man was arrested and charged with multiple felonies, but not for stealing, committing fraud, or engaging in violent crime. He was targeted for attempting to educate jurors about their rights in the courtroom.

Mark Ianicelli, 56, set up a table outside of Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver in order to educate jurors about jury nullification. Jury nullification is the process by which members of juries can nullify unjust laws by finding defendants charged with them not guilty.

Ianicelli is charged with tampering with a jury, a felony in Colorado that carries a minimum bond of $5,000. He was charged by the Denver District Attorney for seven counts of tampering, and has since bailed out of jail. Ianicelli was in the second day of a planned three-day outreach to educate jurors entering the courtroom about the power of jury nullification. He was handing out fliers when he was arrested. His goal was to inform potential jurors about a vital, centuries-old function of juries.

Comment: There is a precedent for this outrageous breach of justice: US: The Judicial Crackdown on Jury Rights Activists in Florida
The judge is claiming that FIJA activists are trying "to influence summoned jurors as they enter the courthouse" by handing them brochures. (Actually, the brochures are handed out to all who enter or leave the courthouse.) The brochures don't tell jurors how to vote on specific cases they merely inform them of one of their options. Sadly, the judge's view is that "Such occurrences severely impact the court's ability to conduct the efficient, prompt, and proper administration of justice"". Therefore, stopping the FIJA activists' exercise of free speech ""is necessary to serve the State's compelling interest in protecting the integrity of the jury system"". With this Orwellian statement judge Perry has given himself away. What could possibly be more conducive to ""protecting the integrity of the jury system"" than informing juries of one of their powers? Does the judge not want to see the jury system working as it should, as a check on tyrannical government? It would seem not, otherwise he would welcome the FIJA activists educational efforts at his court. Obviously, the judge likes his juries obedient and easily manipulated.
Welcome to the kangaroo court system where ignorance rules.


Magnify

The real election issues: Where candidates fear to tread

That the snarkier circles of political commentary thrill to the elephantine bellowings of Donald J. Trump only shows the pathetic limitations of the snarkists. They enjoy Trump's filterless mouth, his harsh goadings of the other presidential wannabes, and his supposed telepathic empathy for the suffering public outside the magic kingdom of DC.

Trump has one legitimate issue, immigration, plus a brief against the general incompetence of professional politicians, and a pocketful of grandiose claims about his majestic skills in business and deal-making. As business goes in this huckster's paradise, being a real estate developer is perhaps one click above being a car-dealer, and the fact that some of Trump's artful deals end up in bankruptcy court might argue against his self-proclaimed mastery. Hence, his relegation to the clown category.

What Trump represents most vividly in this moment of history is the astounding lack of seriousness among people who pretend to be political heavyweights. No one so far, including the lovable Bernie Sanders, has nailed a proper bill of grievances to the White House gate. A broad roster of dire issues facing this society ought to be self-evident. But since they are absent so far in the public discussion, here is my list of matters that serious candidates should dare to talk about (all things that a sitting president could take action on):

Comment: Don't hold your breath waiting for a candidate to address the real issues facing the United States and the American people. The corruption, rot and insidious nature of the US government and subsequent budding police state have become all encompassing and are easy to spot and describe - given a person searches for and considers alternative news. Instead of someone working to change the system and the obvious to anyone paying attention, we get Donald Trump and the three ring circus followed through a worthless and compromised media. This is a tragedy and it will be a miracle if millions of Americans survive with their lives in the coming years.


Black Cat

Monsanto being sued for knowingly contaminating Spokane River in Washington with PCBs

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Struggling with the pollution of the Spokane River, a town in the state of Washington is taking agrochemical giant Monsanto to court for selling chemicals that endanger human health and the environment, despite it allegedly having known of the hazard for decades.

The lawsuit, filed in a US District Court in Spokane, Washington, holds Monsanto accountable for pollutants flowing into the 111 miles (179 km) long Spokane River that stretches from northern Idaho to eastern Washington.

"Spokane filed a lawsuit to hold Monsanto Company responsible for PCB contamination that finds its way into the City's stormwater that flows into the Spokane River," Environmental Law Firms Baron & Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys, representing Spokane said in a press release.

The city seeks "compensatory damages," lawyer's fees, interest and any other relief the court deems appropriate. The suit doesn't specify the actual sum of damages being sought from the Iowa-based company.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) chemical compounds were developed and made by Monsanto from the 1930s until 1979, when Congress banned them over danger they pose to humans and the environment.

Comment: Monsanto has a history of contaminating the areas near their facilities with herbicides and PCB's, then attempting to downplay the risks. The health of millions has been compromised by living near Monsanto plants as the company routinely dumped chemicals into nearby creeks and streams, landfills or allowed them to flow off the property with storm-water.


Family

Kansas: Welfare recipients to be limited to $25 ATM withdrawal

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New rules for suffering families.
Kansas plans to keep a controversial $25 limit on ATM withdrawals by welfare recipients, despite the possibility that the restriction might violate federal law.

Legislation was passed earlier this year to raise the limit, or do away with it entirely, but a newly revised version of Kansas' welfare plan does not permit withdrawals of more than $25 per transaction per day. Out-of-state purchases also will be blocked.

A fee of $1 will be collected for every transaction, not including additional bank ATM fees.

Comment: Apparently Kansas could be in jeopardy of losing their TANF block grant funds if this restriction comes to pass. It is in conflict with federal statutes. The original bill was submitted to the Kansas legislature by the Kansas Dept. of Children and Families, a state agency that administers welfare in Kansas but that version did not cap ATM withdrawals. The cut to $25 was enacted legislation by the state senate. ATMs do not give out $5 increments so in reality, only $20 would be able to be withdrawn per day - minus the $1 fee assessed by the state. There is a "guarantee" provision that requires states to provide "adequate access" to benefits and "access to using or withdrawing assistance with minimal fees or charges."

According to those who study welfare, recipients usually prioritize the money for essentials.
Dorothy...it's time to get out of Kansas!


Handcuffs

Sheriff's Deputy handcuffed two third graders for having ADHD

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A Sheriff's deputy in Kentucky is being sued after handcuffing two third graders for nothing other than them displaying the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD).

According to a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Children's Law Center, and Dinsmore & Shohl, an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, were so young and small that the officer actually chose to handcuff them around their biceps instead of their wrists, as you can see in the disturbing video below...


Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner of Covington, Kentucky (just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio), locked the handcuffs around the children's biceps. He contorted and forced their hands behind their backs in painful positions, while they screamed out in pain.

The boy in the video is being identified as S.R., and the girl as L.G. Both children were attacked by this deputy for behavior related to ADHD disabilities.

Neither child ended up being charged with any crime, because - put simply - they didn't commit any. The officer assaulted and abused them nevertheless, and now a case is pending to that effect.

"Shackling children is not okay. It is traumatizing, and in this case it is also illegal," Susan Mizner, disability counsel for the ACLU explained. "Using law enforcement to discipline students with disabilities only serves to traumatize children. It makes behavioral issues worse and interferes with the school's role in developing appropriate educational and behavioral plans for them."

The suit claims that the Kenton County Sheriff's Office violated the Americans with Disabilities Act through its treatment of these children.

"Kentucky's school personnel are prohibited from using restraints, especially mechanical restraints, to punish children or as a way to force behavior compliance," Kim Tandy, executive director of the Children's Law Center explained. "These regulations include school resource officers. These are not situations where law enforcement action was necessary."

S.R.'s mother, T.R. said that "it is heartbreaking to watch my little boy suffer because of this experience. It's hard for him to sleep, he has anxiety, and he is scared of seeing the officer in the school."

"School should be a safe place for children," she continued. "It should be a place they look forward to going to. Instead, this has turned into a continuing nightmare for my son."

Kenyon Meyer, an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl, broke it down even further.

"There was no public safety threat in any of these instances that warranted throwing the regulations out the window and handcuffing these children. The school resource officer's involvement was harmful and unnecessary, and it escalated rather than helped the situations. We should expect that if school resource officers are in our school systems, their roles should be focused on safety and security, not discipline or punishment of special needs children."

Crusader

Lawsuit filed against public elementary school for punishing 7-year old with 'banishment' for not believing in God

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A lawsuit recently filed against a teacher at Forest Park Elementary School in Indiana alleged that a 7-year-old student was "banished" from sitting with other students at lunch after he revealed that he did not believe in God.

According to the lawsuit obtained by The Washington Post, second grade teacher Michelle Myer interrogated the student, who was identified with the initials A.B., about his religious beliefs after he told his classmates on the playground that he did not go to church because he did not believe in God.

As a result, the child was ordered to sit by himself during lunch for a three-day period.

"The defendant's actions caused great distress to A.B. and resulted in the child being ostracized by his peers past the three-day 'banishment.'"

"Ms. Meyer asked A.B. if he had told the girl that he did not believe in God and A.B. said he had and asked what he had done wrong," the lawsuit explained. "Ms. Meyer asked A.B. if he went to church, whether his family went to church, and whether his mother knew how he felt about God... She also asked A.B. if he believed that maybe God exists."

Several days later, Meyer sent A.B. to talk to another adult at the school, who "reinforced his feeling that he had done something very wrong," the lawsuit said.

Comment: Religion May Cause Brain Atrophy


Bulb

Compassionate politician: Russian MP proposes to send banned food to war-torn eastern Ukraine

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Russian Emergencies Ministry employees during the inspection of the 23rd humanitarian aid convoy for Donbas at the Matveyev Kurgan border checkpoint in the Rostov Region.
A Russian MP from the center-left Fair Russia party has proposed to send banned contraband food seized at the border to the war-torn regions of Lugansk and Donetsk, which are suffering from a humanitarian crisis caused by the pro-Kiev military.

"The Russian Emergencies Ministry and non-government funds are currently providing aid to the South-Eastern regions of Ukraine, but this aid is not sufficient, especially considering the fact that the Kiev authorities have practically imposed a full blockade on the two republics," MP Andrey Krutov has written in an open letter to Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachev.

The lawmaker then asks the government to study the possibility of sending the banned foodstuffs seized at the Russian border to Lugansk and Donetsk instead of simply destroying them, as ordered by the presidential decree signed last week.

Krutov noted that since the beginning of the Ukrainian political crisis and the subsequent war in the southeast of the country, Russia has sent 34 truck convoys to Donbass to deliver over 41 tons of humanitarian aid.

Comment: It seems politicians in Russia are much more capable of thinking clearly and compassionately, which is something that is increasingly rare in the West.


Red Flag

Eleven red flag events presage transition to global financial crisis

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Are you ready for what is coming in August? All over America, economic, political and social tensions are building, and the next 30 days could turn out to be pivotal. In July, we saw things start to turn. As you will read about below, a major six year trendline for the S&P 500 was finally broken this month, Chinese stocks crashed, commodities crashed, and debt problems started erupting all over the planet. I fully expect that this next month (August) will be a month of transition as we enter an extremely chaotic time in the fall and winter. Things are unfolding in textbook fashion for another major global financial crisis in the months ahead, and yet most people refuse to see what is happening. In their blind optimism, they want to believe that things will somehow be different this time. Well, the coming months will definitely reveal who was right and who was wrong. The following are 11 red flag events that just happened as we enter the pivotal month of August 2015...

Comment: While the unwitting public is being lulled into complacency, those 'in the know' are preparing for what lies ahead: Signs that the American elite are feverishly preparing for something BIG