Saturday, February 18, 2017

University Study Laments “Just The Facts” Aren’t Enough To Convince Women Of GMO Safety

Brandon Turbeville
February 15, 2016

A recent series of focus groups conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide is now demonstrating two things clearly: first, that Big Ag is growing increasingly desperate in its attempts to convince average consumers to continue purchasing their toxic products and remain unaware of any potential dangers. Second, that the unhealthy obsession with academia under the misapplied name of science is more akin to a religion than anything involving critical thought.

The results of the focus groups conducted by Dr. Heather Bray and Professor Rachel Ankeny was published in the journal New Genetics and Society and essentially acts as a brainstorming effort as to how big corporations through their minions at the university level can be more effective at convincing most people to trust GMOs.

The academics were primarily focused on women because as they state, previous studies have shown women as tending to be more opposed to GMOs than men. Like any good marketing strategist, the professors sought out the reason why.

“GM foods are an important issue for the community, and with women still playing greater roles in the provision of home care and food preparation, we need to better understand how women are thinking and what their values are in relation to these issues,” Professor Rachel Ankeny said.

The results presented as represented in a press release by University of Adelaide called “GM foods: Why presenting ‘just the facts’ won’t work” are as follows:

Thursday, February 16, 2017

After CIA Micro-Coup, Trump Suddenly Wants Russia To Give Up Crimea, Thinks Obama Was 'Too Soft'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 16, 2017

Only a day after an apparent micro coup conducted by elements within the CIA and U.S. intelligence apparatus, it appears that, if the CIA’s goal was to convince President Donald Trump that moves toward rapprochement with Russia would not be tolerated and that forces greater than Trump are in control of U.S. policy, that mission has been accomplished.

Despite a campaign of seemingly more rational foreign policy promises not to start World War Three, on the evening of February 14, mainstream headlines announced that Trump is now claiming that Crimea was “taken” by Russia and that Russia should give the region back to Ukraine.

"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to deescalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday. Trump then later tweeted on Wednesday, February 15, “Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?”

As is typical, senile warmonger John McCain, who is well-known for abandoning U.S. POW’s in Vietnam and supporting every single military action ever put on the table including supporting actual terrorists, joined in a chorus of war fervor, urging Trump to “let's take a different course together: give defensive lethal assistance to #Ukraine & keep sanctions on #Russia.”

Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign, mere hinting at the fact that the United States under a Trump administration might consider removing the idiotic and aggressive sanctions put in place under Obama, are now directly at odds with his behavior and decisions as President.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Did The CIA Just Stage A Micro-Coup Against Trump Administration?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 14, 2017

In a surprising turn, it has been announced that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned from his post after allegations surrounding his “inappropriate” contact with Russian officials and his subsequent admission of providing “incomplete” information to the President and Vice President regarding that contact. The resignation takes place amide FBI investigations into Flynn’s phone calls with the Russian ambassador and weeks after the Justice Department sent a warning letter to the Trump administration regarding the potential for Flynn to be subject to blackmail if the allegations were true.

In addition, the U.S. Army was reportedly investigating Flynn for his possible acceptance of Russian money during trips made to Russia in the past.

Of the less hysterical reports, Yahoo News at least attempted to refrain from channelling the ghost of Joe McCarthy. For that reason, it’s article “Conway: Flynn Resigned Because He’d Become ‘A Lighting Rod,’” can be used as a sample of how corporate media outlets are trying to portray the resignation, minus the hyperbole. It reads,

National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts with a Russian diplomat, up-ending President Donald Trump's White House team less than a month after his inauguration. 
In a resignation letter, Flynn said he gave Pence and others "incomplete information" about his calls with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. The vice president, apparently relying on information from Flynn, initially said the national security adviser had not discussed sanctions with the Russian envoy, though Flynn later conceded the issue may have come up. 

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 13, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
February 15, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 13, 2017

Brandon discusses the fake Amnesty International "Human Slaughterhouse" Report, Syria, the concept of the ideal state, and a brief airing of a clip from Alan Watt of



Syrian President Assad Calls Western Atrocity Reports “Fake News”

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 14, 2017

In his first interview with Western Corporate media since the election of Donald Trump, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sat before a highly propagandized Western public and a politicized Western media and answered a number of questions that were raised as a result of the Trump election and a recently released report by Amnesty International alleging the execution by hanging of 13,000 prisoners at Saydnaya Prison.

The Amnesty report, while written with skill, lacked any relevant evidence and stands as yet one more example of politicized “human rights” campaigning that finds its roots in the U.S. State Department and the office of George Soros designed to demonize the Syrian government and drum up public support for some type of military action against the Syrian military or at least continued Western support of terrorists.

Thus, in his reply to the question regarding the Amnesty report, Assad rightly identified the report and mainstream corporate reporting surrounding the report as “Fake News.” Indeed, this is a fact that is becoming increasingly clear not only in the United States but in the Western world as a whole. i.e. that the corporate press is nothing more than a 24/7 barrage of fiction designed to manipulate the minds of its audience for the benefit of an agenda that is not readily apparent to its viewers.

“So– so Amnesty International knows more about Syria than me, according to you. No, that’s no true. No. They– they haven’t been to Syria,” Assad stated. “They only base their reports on allegations. They can bring anyone, doesn’t matter what’s his title. You can forge anything these days. And we’re living in a fake news era, as you know.”

Monday, February 13, 2017

Assad Rejects Trump "Safe Zone" Plan: Says Syria Will Be Safe When The West, GCC Stop Supporting Terrorists

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 11, 2017

After rightly rejecting the new draft Constitution for Syria submitted by Russia, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is wisely rejecting the Trump administration concept of the implementation of “safe zones” inside Syria. In the first interview with Western media since the election of Donald Trump, Assad decried the plan as a bad idea that would have no real ability to protect civilians or end the Syrian crisis.

When asked by the interviewer about Trump’s statement that he would “absolutely” create “safe zones” in Syria “for the Syrian people,” Assad responded by saying,

But actually, it won’t [protect civilians], it won’t. Safe zones for the Syrians could only happen when you have stability and security, where you don’t have terrorists, where you don’t have [the] flow and support of those terrorists by the neighboring countries or by Western countries. This is where you can have a natural safe zone, which is our country. They don’t need safe zones at all. It’s not a realistic idea at all.

When the interviewer pressed Assad on the fact that so many Syrians were displaced and thus “How can you oppose safe zones?” Assad pointed directly at the root of the problem. He stated,

The first thing you have to ask: why were they displaced? If you don’t answer that question, you cannot answer the rest. They were displaced for two reasons: first of all, the terrorist acts and the support from the outside. Second, the [U.S.] embargo on Syria. Many people didn’t only leave Syria because of the security issues. As you can see, Damascus is safe today, it’s nearly normal life, not completely. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

MSM And "Human Rights" NGOs Promote War, Remain Silent When Propaganda Is Proven False

Hanin Elias
February 8, 2017

CNN and BBC etc. published another huge accusation against the Syrian government with "Human rights activists" based in England and Amnesty International who claimed that, by hearsay and photos, they can prove that, in a secret prison in Sednaya Syria, that between 2011-2015 up to 5000- 13,000 people were tortured, killed and buried in mass graves.

After the Cesar files, chemical weapons accusations and barrel bombs "killing his own people", torture prisons was what was missing.

While the Syrian army found mass graves of Syrian soldiers in East Aleppo and had photos and bodies to proof it, nobody at CNN and BBC cared.

While we see other real war crimes in Yemen that are so horrible that everyone who posts a photo of a starved or killed Yemeni Kid gets blocked on Facebook for weeks, somehow chosen violent footage posted by the mainstream media made it through the censorship.

White powder, red blood and rubble from film sets in formerly besieged East Aleppo stood in strong contrast to actually starved Yemeni people who were just skin and bones and had open splattered skulls and a different color blood, less shiny, more brownish like a rusty nail.

These images can't be shown on Facebook -just the White Helmet style, running, screaming for a No Fly Zone and saving kids dusted in rubble with elegantly placed amounts of blood...and a logo in the corner.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Amnesty International "Human Slaughterhouse" Report Lacks Evidence, Credibility, Reeks Of State Department Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 8, 2017

In yet another act of “convenient” timing, Amnesty International has released a bombshell report alleging the execution by hanging of 13,000 Syrian prisoners by the Syrian government from 2011-2015. The report, “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings And Extermination At Saydnaya Prison, Syria,” which contains rather detailed descriptions of torture, rape, and execution as well as other horrific activity has no doubt caught the attention of many people, even those who have followed the events transpiring in Syria for the last six years. However, there is one important aspect of the report that Amnesty International lacks . . . evidence.

While the report, at first glance, might sound convincing, an adequate reading of the text reveals it to be yet another Western propaganda piece designed to demonize the Assad government shortly before important talks take place in Switzerland. The report contains the right buzzwords such as “extermination campaign” and reads like a story recounting Nazi concentration camps so as to jog the ever-present memory of the Holocaust, thus causing the reader to subconsciously and consciously associate the Nazi slaughter of the Jews with the alleged Assad execution of 13,000 prisoners. Still, while we must give credit to good writing, we must point out that good writing with no evidence is just a piece of fiction.

Below are a number of reasons to question the report and, as a result, another list of reasons to question the integrity of Amnesty International.

Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome - Brandon Turbeville New Book Now Available

Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome by [Turbeville, Brandon]Brandon Turbeville
February 8, 2017

Brandon Turbeville's new book Resisting the Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome is now available online and in select locations.

In Resisting The Empire, Brandon Turbeville draws a picture of the Syrian crisis from the its beginnings in 2011 and even earlier, since the United States funded and organized the foundations for destabilization long before the first shots were fired. This book discusses the start of the crisis, the devolution of the war, and the tragedy of Western imperialism. Turbeville also deconstructs the propaganda of the West – from chemical weapons, torture, “crimes against humanity,” “White Helmets,” and more – and exposes the NATO alliance, GCC, and Israel for their war on Syria. This book names each of the geopolitical players and discusses their role in the affair. Resisting The Empire documents the tragedy of Western imperialism while, at the same time, honoring the courage and will of the Syrian people to not only survive but to face down the largest military force the world has ever known.

By the book in hard copy or Kindle version on Amazon here or click on the link below!

Trump Administration Apparently Heading For War As Iran Dumps U.S. Dollar,

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 7, 2017

While many were hoping against all odds that a Trump administration would live up to some of its campaign rhetoric and begin to back away from imperialistic foreign adventures, it seems those hopes are being dashed by the day as Trump and his team are giving every indication that they are moving toward war with Iran.

Even on the campaign trail, Trump expressed irrational anti-Iran sentiment suggesting that the Iran nuclear deal signed with the Obama administration was “terrible” and that the United States was essentially forced to pay Iran not to build a bomb. Of course, this rhetoric was nothing but fantasy since the only loser in the deal was the Iranians, who were never in violation of any international provisions against nuclear proliferation, did not have a nuclear weapon, a nuclear weapons program, or even the ability to create one. In reality, Iran never should have had to sign any deal with the world’s self-appointed guard dog. Still, Trump represented the release of Iran’s frozen assets as extortion (against the United States no less). For those who are unaware, the money that was allegedly “paid” to Iran was actually Iranian money the United States had frozen in the past as a result of prior fits of war hysteria.

This anti-Iran policy came to the forefront a week ago when National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, rabid anti-Iran warmonger, gave a surprise performance of typical Western war froth in front of the cameras about the “emboldened” Iran and the danger it presents to America and its allies. He also suggested that Iran has not been “thankful” to the United States for apparently not invading them as it has done to Iran’s neighbors and allies over the past sixteen years.

Flynn stated that the United States is officially “putting Iran on notice.” Thus, it seems that the United States is setting its sights on the next piece of the geopolitical puzzle before the ultimate goal of Russia and world hegemony is to be recognized.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 6, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
February 7, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 6, 2017

Brandon discusses the Syrian crisis, the Trump administration's aggression toward Iran, and airs a discussion between Vanessa Beeley and Rev. Andrew Ashdown.



Friday, February 3, 2017

Trump's National Security Adviser Puts Iran "On Notice;" Foreshadowing Of War

Michael Flynn IranBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 2, 2017

The new boss is now starting to look extremely similar to the old boss. Today, February 2, Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, rabid anti-Iran warmonger, Michael Flynn, delivered a stern and open warning to Iran, officially “putting Iran on notice.” Thus, it seems that the United States is setting its sights on the next piece of the geopolitical puzzle before the ultimate goal of Russia and world hegemony is to be recognized.

Flynn cited only two justifications for his threat, neither of which are logical or anything but unproven allegations. First, Flynn is attributing an alleged attempted missile attack on U.S. Naval ships parked off the coast of Yemen supposedly committed by Houthi Rebels. Second, Flynn argues that a recent ballistic missile test conducted by Iran violates the P5+1 and United Nations backed nuclear deal.

Flynn claimed that Iran has recently become “emboldened” because the Obama administration, the same administration which forced Iran to decimate their nuclear power program at the barrel of a gun, was “weak and ineffective.”

“In these and other similar activities, Iran continues to threaten US friends and allies in the region,” Flynn stated. Translation: Iran’s existence and refusal to knuckle under to foreign dictates represents a threat to the impunity of Saudi Arabia and Israel.

In regards to Flynn’s statements, it is important to note that the Iranophobic warmonger leaves out a number of points. First, Flynn lays the blame of Houthi missile attacks at the feet of Iran because, according to him, Iran somehow controls the Houthis or, at the very least, supports them. While it would be naïve to believe that the Houthis are receiving no support from outside forces, the fact is that there is absolutely no evidence that Iran is doing so. Indeed, the alleged missile attacks themselves are highly questionable, with some believing that they were actually a false flag on the part of the United States in order to justify a bombing campaign in Yemen on a flimsy basis of self-defense. This basis is flimsy because the United States does, after all, have its ships right off the coast of Yemen and it is supporting the Saudi war of aggression.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Trump Administration Arming Kurdish Fanatics, Terrorists; U.S. And Russia Float Kurdish Autonomy In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 1, 2017

While Trump’s Syria plan has been incredibly vague up until this point, we are now seeing the position of the Trump administration coming into view. While, at this point, it might not be as bad as what was called for under Obama and Clinton, the new approach to Syria is concerning to say the least.

This is because mainstream news reports have revealed that the Trump administration is going ahead with a plan to arm Kurdish militants in Syria who are battling the Islamic State. Of course, these Kurdish fanatics are interesting in only one thing – independence and the creation of their own Kurdish state that eventually crosses the border of Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. They are not interested so much in fighting terror since they have allied themselves with terrorists to achieve their own goals.

The new mainstream and alternative media reports are based entirely upon claims by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that they have now begun receiving U.S. armoured vehicles in addition to small arms and other munitions in addition to what they have received in the past. It is unclear whether or not the new materials are part of the continuation of a plan created and ordered under the Obama administration or whether it is a new Trump-ordered policy. Regardless, the Trump administration has the ability to stop such provisions and has chosen to allow them to continue, at least according to the SDF. Indeed, the SDF spokesman even claimed that the Trump administration has pledged “extra support.”

According to Reuters, a Pentagon spokesman has confirmed the assistance being provided to “Arab elements” within the SDF “as part of our existing authorities to enable them” and that there had been no change in policy.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 30, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
January 30, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 30, 2017

Brandon discusses the Syrian crisis and the Donald Trump Presidency: the good, the bad, and the ugly.



Russia Willing To Cooperate With U.S. On Syria 'Safe Zone' As Long As Syrian Gov't Is Consulted

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 30, 2017

The Trump administration caused major consternation amid the pro-Syria community when it announced, in the context of Trump’s executive order on refugees, that it was directing the Pentagon and Department of Defense to begin drawing up a plan to create “safe zones” in Syria under the guise of repatriating refugees that have settled in the United States and other countries. Trump’s plan sounds eerily similar to the many names given to the concept of a “No Fly Zone” in Syria, a plan which will amount to nothing short of war with Syria and most likely Russia if ever implemented.

The terminology of the previous administration has changed several times; from No Fly Zone, to ISIL-Free Zone, to Safe Zone but it always meant the same thing – Libya 2.0.

This is why even more puzzlement appeared with headlines suggesting Russia was willing to go along with the Trump administration plan so long as it provided that the Syrian government is a part of its implementation.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov cautiously stated that “If this is about the people who were forced to leave their homes by the conflict, […] getting their basic needs covered, […] then I think that the idea to create areas within Syria for those internally displaced could be discussed with the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees and other organizations.”

Monday, January 30, 2017

Media, Corporations Promote Hysteria Over Possibility Of Tariffs; Predict End Of World

Gold Is Where You Find It: The Need For Tariffs Now

Trump and MexicoBrandon Turbeville
Global Research
January 29, 2017

Mid-week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to create a border wall with Mexico, making good on his incessant campaign rhetoric to “Build A Wall” and even make Mexico pay for it. While no one, including his supporters, realistically believed that Trump would actually make Mexico pay for a wall, Trump has surprised everyone by revealing that he can do just that . . . at least in a sense. One of the ideas being floated to fund the construction of the border wall, among others, is the imposition of a 20% Protective Tariff on all goods coming in from Mexico.

As of yet, the tariff has not been set in stone but both the mainstream and the alternative media are now on fire with debates surrounding the efficacy, dangers, or benefits of protective tariffs and “protectionism.” Yet much of the hysteria over tariffs coming from both mainstream and alternative media outlets is nothing more than the propaganda of globalization and “Free Trade” that has been drilled into the heads of Americans for years by government, international corporations, Wall Street, the mainstream media, and a host of questionable “think tanks” and organizations so that they will accept lower living standards, lower wages, and the domination of society by corporate oligarchs.

While the question of illegal immigration and border walls are an important one – it is also important to maintain a proper understanding of tariffs, protectionism, Free Trade, and the risks and benefits of these policies in the real world.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It's Time To Legalize Medical Marijuana In South Carolina

Brandon Turbeville
January 29, 2017

As 2017 rolls around, the South Carolina legislature will soon be considering a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in a very controlled and limited fashion.

The new bill, being labeled the Compassionate Care Act by supporters, would provide access to medical marijuana for patients suffering from specific diseases listed in the bill. The legislation would also provide for the creation of a review board and strict guidelines for access, such as a limit to no more than two ounces every two weeks.

We should all express our respect and gratitude for the individuals who wrote and submitted this bill in order to provide support and relief to so many people in South Carolina suffering from incredibly painful and life-restricting diseases. We should also do whatever is in our power to ensure that this bill passes by calling our representatives and expressing support.

It is time for South Carolina to move into the 21st century in regard to its drug policy, even if it has to tip-toe in order to get there. It is absolutely shameful that, in a country that prides itself on freedom, Americans are hunted down and locked into a cage simply because they are in possession of a plant.

I should add that this plant, for which so many people have been imprisoned, has never caused a single death, is not addictive and has been repeatedly demonstrated to have extraordinary amounts of benefit to health. It’s time to finally bring an end to the war on drugs.



Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trump Expected To Sign Orders For "Safe Zone" In Syria According To Reports

Syria refugees Valentina Petrova/AP, posted at FT blogsBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 25, 2017

President Donald Trump is expected to sign yet another Executive Order regarding his plan to suspend the U.S.’s “refugee” program and a tightening of procedures for vetting individuals entering the United States under a refugee visa. Few but the most ardent open immigration proponent against such a policy.

However, tucked away in the document, according to mainstream news sources like Reuters and Newsweek, is a provision to create “safe zones” in Syria.

As Julia Edwards Ashley and Matt Spetalnick of Reuters summarized,

President Donald Trump is expected to order the Pentagon and the State Department in coming days to craft a plan for setting up “safe zones” for refugees in Syria, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, a move that could risk escalation of U.S. military involvement in Syria’s civil war. 
The draft executive order awaiting Trump's signature signaled the new administration may be preparing a step that his predecessor Barack Obama long resisted, fearing the potential for being pulled deeper into the bloody conflict and the threat of clashes between U.S. and Russian warplanes over Syria. 
"The Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of Defense, is directed within 90 days of the date of this order to produce a plan to provide safe areas in Syria and in the surrounding region in which Syrian nationals displaced from their homeland can await firm settlement, such as repatriation or potential third-country resettlement," the draft order said. 

Trump Administration To Supply Saudis, Kuwait With $1.85 Billion In Arms

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 25, 2017

While candidate Trump was rather harsh on the terrorist financing Neanderthal government of Saudi Arabia, President Trump doesn’t seem as if he is going to be as tough. This is because, on Monday, January 23, the U.S. State Department announced the first arm sales of the Trump administration. In this announcement, it was revealed that $1.85 billion worth of material will be sold to both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Approval of the arms deal must be approved by Congress before actually taking place.

As the Washington Post writes,
The sales, once finalized, will send $525 million in observation balloons to Saudi Arabia; $400 million in helicopter gunship parts and air-to-air missiles to Kuwait; and $400 million in maintenance support for Britain’s fleet of C-17 cargo jets. On Thursday, the day before Trump’s inauguration, the State Department notified Congress it was prepared to sell Kenya $418 million in propeller-driven close air support aircraft and their accompanying weapons but only publicly announced the deal Monday. The awkward-looking aircraft, known as the Air Tractor 802L, will likely be used by Kenyan forces to hunt the terrorist group al-Shabab.
This is despite the fact that the Saudis are launching a horrific war against Houthi rebels in Yemen where the Saudi aerial bombing campaign has killed a staggering number of civilians and has essentially destroyed most of the country. The Saudis have virtually reduced Yemen back to the Stone Age and created one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the world, even rivaling the crisis in Syria, which the Saudis have also been instrumental in creating.

Trump To Go Ahead With DAPL, Keystone; Eminent Domain, Pollution To Follow But No Energy Independence

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 26, 2017

In the first week of the Trump administration, The Donald has issued a flurry of executive orders, many of them surprisingly positive. Ending the TPP, U.S. support for abortion overseas, and a planned “renegotiation” of NAFTA have all brought praise from a number of corners. However, Trump’s recent order renewing the construction of the DAPL pipeline (Dakota Access Pipeline) as well as the Keystone XL (Trans-Canada Pipeline) has not been well-received except within pro-big business and Big Oil circles.

And for good reason.

To be clear, while many protesters have opposed both pipelines on the basis of man-made CO2- based “climate change” fears, there are more important aspects to the pipeline and its construction than phantoms of global warming/cooling invented by elitist think tanks and governments for the purposes of returning the world’s people to impoverished living standards under the guise of protecting the earth (at vastly reduced numbers of course). On the other side of the fence, most of the proponents of the pipelines have supported the project because they see corporations as “jobs” and “energy independence;” property rights, drinking water, and the environment be damned. For many of them, no amount of environmental damage is worth being concerned about.

Realistically, however, the United States and the rest of the world need energy and that, for now at least, means oil. So while acknowledging the necessity of oil to our economy and survival as it stands, we must also acknowledge that there instances in which environmental risk or the loss of citizen’s rights should prevent certain projects from moving forward.

MSM Claims Report Blames Assad Personally For Chemical Weapons Despite JIM Denial

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 25, 2017

It seems that neither the U.S. State Department nor the corporate media will give up on the incessant claims of the Syrian government’s alleged use of “chemical weapons” in Syria. This is, of course, despite having no evidence to back up their claims of Assad’s guilt. As usual, however, that hasn’t stopped the U.S. government or Reuters from promoting the claims as absolute truth as evidenced by the latest report by Reuters entitled “Assad Linked To Syrian Chemical Attacks For First Time.

In this article, Reuters attempts to paint a picture that not only lays the blame for chemical weapons attacks at the feet of Assad, but also claims that the investigators have labeled Assad himself as personally responsible for them. Yet there are a number of problems with the article. First, it incorrectly assumes that the U.N. report referenced from 2016 is accurate. Second, it claims that the report labels Assad as personally responsible despite denials from the actual committee producing it that a list has even been compiled.

Anthony Deutsch writes for Reuters,
International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar al-Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trump Cuts Funding For Abortions Overseas; Media, Pro-Abortion Activists Go Crazy

Trump abortionsBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
January 25, 2017

Amid a flurry of both praise and criticism, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday, January 23, which will prevent international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who perform abortions from receiving funds from the U.S. government.

The ban had originally been in place first during the Reagan administration and has since gone through a back and forth period whenever Republican and Democratic administrations assumed the office of the Presidency. Republicans have tended to implement the ban while Democrats have tended to rescind it.

"The President, it's no secret, has made it very clear that he's a pro-life president," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "He wants to stand up for all Americans, including the unborn, and I think the reinstatement of this policy is not just something that echoes that value, but respects taxpayer funding as well."

Amid catcalls of “The Patriarchy!” coming from many pro-abortion commentators, Trump signed the order alongside a table full of men, apparently ignoring a Constitutional amendment known only to feminists requiring a matriarchal presence on all official documents.

Pro abortion activists, NGOs (especially those focused on abortion and sterilization), and much of the mainstream press of the “leftist” variety are incensed by Trump’s decision.

While government funds did not directly go to fund abortions they were given to organizations for other services, thereby freeing up funds for abortions.

Alleged U.S., Russian Cooperation Called Into Question - Is Trump Also Hostile To Assad?

trump assad putin
Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 24, 2017

After only a few days in office and a mysterious drone strike in Yemen, many are wondering just what President Donald Trump’s policy on Syria might be. After all, throughout the campaign, Trump hinted around at a stronger relationship with Russia and a realization that Assad was not only the better option but a major force for fighting terror in the region. This was clearly a good sign.

However, days after Trump has taken office, it is still unclear as to just what position Trump is going to take in regards to both Syria and Russia.

For instance, at around 8pm on January 23, reports began circulating in both the Russian and American press suggesting that Russia and the United States had just completed their first joint airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. One such report came from the Associated Press and echoed what was being reported by much of the rest of American media. It read,

The Russian military says its warplanes have flown a joint mission in Syria against the Islamic State group together with the U.S.-led coalition. 
If confirmed by Washington, the mission would represent the first coordinated action against IS by Russia and the U.S.-led coalition. Russia has pushed for such cooperation in the past, but Barack Obama's administration had refused. 
New U.S. President Donald Trump has called for joint efforts with Russia against IS.
The Russian Defense Ministry said its forces in Syria had received coordinates of IS targets near al-Bab on Sunday "from the U.S. side via hotline with the international coalition headquarters." 

40 Amazing Benefits Of Milk Thistle

milk thistleBrandon Turbeville and Heather Callaghan
January 23, 2017

As health trends ebb and flow throughout the centuries, the use of herbs to heal is often banished, suppressed, ignored or scoffed at. This statement might be said for the humble milk thistle – sadly and too often scorned as a prickly weed.

But there it is, always waiting in the wings for us and waiting until its revelations are alight again so that it can perform its “magic” once more. This seems to be the story of milk thistle beginning at least 2,000 years ago that we know of.

Chances are that you associate milk thistle with the liver. This is either because you heard natural health people talking about it starting from when health food shops were rare, tiny holes in the wall for those wacky “health nuts.” Or, you may be up on science and your doctor has come around with the constant stream of research supporting the use of milk thistle for the liver. You would be right! Milk thistle is probably the top herb for liver care – but it is so much more. That is like saying “a dog is only a canine” when if you ask a dog lover about her canine family member, she will tell you that a dog is so much more. “Despite its routinely clinical use as hepatoprotectant, the mechanisms underlying its beneficial effects remain largely unknown,” some researchers have said.

Without further ado – here is what milk thistle can do for you.

Skittles Highway Spill Reveals Feed Run To Cattle Lot

skittles cattleBrandon Turbeville
January 23, 2017

A recent news story, no doubt designed to capture the attention of people wanting light and weird news, has accidentally revealed yet another disgusting and unpleasant fact about the American food system.

The case took off when a Wisconsin Sheriff posted on Facebook that “hundreds of thousands of Skittles” had fallen off a truck and spilled on a highway. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt joked that it would be difficult to taste the rainbow in its entirety.

He also posted that the Skittles were on their way to become cattle feed.

Proving why it is one of the top mainstream news agencies, CNN promptly jumped on the story since clearly it was the most important news of the day. But reporting the story did reveal something that most Americans probably didn’t know: i.e., that Skittles are actually used for cattle feed.

To add an additional twist to the story, Mars Incorporated, the maker of Skittles, said it did not know how the Skittles in question came to be used for animal feed since they were coming from a factory that doesn’t sell unused products for that purpose.

Mars does, however, sell unused candy and unused ingredients to industrial agricultural processors that then incorporate them with other material which will be fed to animals.