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South Carolina House Passes Legislation to Ban Drone Use 100-0

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Ben Swann

The South Carolina state senate this week is considering a bill to virtually ban the use of drones without a warrant. It recently passed the state house unanimously, with a vote of 100-0.

Introduced in early 2013 by Reps. Hamilton (R), Delleney (R), Taylor (R), Putnam (R) and Loftis (R), House bill 3514 (H3514) would prohibit the operation of drones by an agency of the state unless it is “pursuant to a criminal warrant issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.”

“We’re really just updating our laws to keep up with some of the technology,” the bill’s primary sponsor, state Rep. Dan Hamilton, R-Taylors, told South Carolina Radio Network. ”The technology is changing rapidly. A lot of these companies that have sold them for use overseas are now marketing them domestically. I think, before things get out of hand, that we put a box around it and make they’re being used in the way they should be.”

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US Considered Biggest Threat to World Peace

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Global & National News, Police, Military, & War

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Source: WIN / Gallup International

Gallup, the leading global association in market research and polling, has today published, in collaboration with The BBC’s Today program, the results of its annual End of Year Survey which explores the outlook, expectations, hopes and fears of people from 65 countries around the world.

Among the results?

The United States is considered to be the greatest threat to peace in the world, followed by Pakistan and China....

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Hayden’s Note: Cheerios Goes GMO-Free, But General Mills Still Supports GMOs

Posted on Jan 03, 2014 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

In a rather surprising move, General Mills makes the announcement that they are no longer using genetically modified organisms in their flagship cereal, Cheerios.

“We switched from what we were using, to non-GMO corn and non-GMO pure sugar cane,” said General Mills spokesman Mike Siemienas.

He said the company did not change the formula and has never used genetically modified oats. The company said that it has always used whole grain oats.

[Whole grain oats that are grown with a hefty dose of pesticides and chemicals?]

But he said the company did switch from using beet sugar, which is sometimes almost always genetically modified, and also switched from certain sources of Monsanto corn to ensure that their corn sources were not genetically modified would not kill all of their customers. He said this change occurred over the last year and required a significant investment.

[Significant investment? Like the $1.1 Million General Mills donated against the labeling of GMO’s under California’s Proposition 37?]

However, these changes apply only to original Cheerios, he said, because purging genetic modification from the myriad other types, like Honey Nut and Apple Cinnamon, would be “difficult, if not impossible.” – Source: CNN Money

While I applaud any major company making the change to GMO-free products, this is clearly due to public outcry, food activists, and General Mills realizing that in order to survive in the coming age of real food, they must change their act....

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Luxurious, Contemporary Cinder Block Home: Hampden Lane

Posted on Jan 03, 2014 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures

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Hampden Lane House

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Home designed by Robert Gurney Architect in Bethesda, Maryland.

Pics by Maxwell MacKenzie, Architectural Photographer....

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Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Micro Drone

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Police, Military, & War, Science & Technology

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Let’s file this under the category of, “Yes, please! I want one!”, as well as, “Really Creepy” in the hands of our Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcers.

Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Micro UAV / Drone

In a world of delicate, experimental nano-drones, the Black Hornet is the first operational system deployed. A hand-launched observation drone, it can resist gusting winds, fly for 25 minutes, and travel nearly a mile from its operator. The autopilot can follow GPS coordinates to conduct a preplanned patrol or simply hover and stare. All in a drone that weighs less than 0.6 ounces. – Popular Science

With the race for practical, affordable surveillance drones in high gear, I thought this little guy could serve some interesting purposes for the regular Joe. Several of my friends have large farms and use amateur, bulky octo-copter drones to check on irrigation systems, cattle, fence lines, and more.

In a SHTF situation, this micro UAV could prove invaluable for area recon and intelligence, as well as everyday tasks such as the aforementioned activities, especially with it’s integrated pan & tilt camera....

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Hayden’s Note: Bitcoins, the FBI, and Tangible Goods

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Source: in part; Wired

Who owns the single largest Bitcoin wallet on the internet? The U.S. government.

In September, the FBI shut down the Silk Road online drug marketplace, and it started seizing bitcoins belonging to the Dread Pirate Roberts — the operator of the illicit online marketplace, who they say is an American man named Ross Ulbricht.

The FBI now controls more than 144,000 bitcoins that reside at a bitcoin address that consolidates much of the seized Silk Road bitcoins. Those 144,000 bitcoins are worth close to $100 million at Tuesday’s exchange rates. Another address, containing Silk Road funds seized earlier by the FBI, contains nearly 30,000 bitcoins ($20 million).

Hayden’s Note:

I’ve had email after email asking for my opinion on Bitcoin and if readers should invest in the digital currency. In it’s early days, I mined for some Bitcoin myself. As time went on, I read more and more about the likelihood that Bitcoin was merely a law enforcement or intelligence honeypot and I continue to believe that.

There is also speculation that various intel agencies use the currency in order to launder their own money in order to fund clandestine operations.


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Gold Manipulation & the Approaching Perfect Storm

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Zero Hedge

Due to western central bank price manipulation, the mining sector is in critical condition, the supply line is all but halted, and the physical supply is being swallowed up by Asia.

The last shoe to drop is for major mining companies to start closing down production at major mines. Though this would be perceived as the end for gold, speculators will be happy to know that this would be the beginning of the biggest Fed-induced bubble in history!

But unlike previous Fed bubbles, where they support the price increase, the gold bubble will be a result of western central planners mismanaging the gold price for the past 3 decades and finally losing control. As Peak Resources explains in the brief clip, the perfect storm is coming for gold…

Via Peak Resources:

Friday October 11th, gold trading was shut down for 10 seconds according to the CME.

Why? Because someone sold 2 million ounces of gold at one time. Who does this? Who sells nearly 2 and half percent of annual gold production in a single minute?...

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Florida Woman Evicted from Own Home for Living Off the Grid

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden –

FOX4 reports on a Cape Coral, Florida, woman who is being targeted by code enforcement officials because her home is “off grid.”

Robin Speronis, who outright owns her house, with property taxes up to date (do you truly own it if you continue paying “rent” in the form of property taxes?), has been served with an eviction notice after the local FOX affiliate ran a story about her living off the grid.

“A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door, then posts a placard that says “Uninhabitable Property – Do Not Enter”, says Robin, as she reads the sign.

A local attorney has picked up the case, pro bono.


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Hayden’s Headlines: Forced Vaccinations in NYC, CIA Torture, Japan’s Nuclear Reactors, and Bottled Water

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Global & National News
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CIA Drones: The New Wedding Crashers & a Policy of Indiscriminate Killing

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

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Source: Reuters

Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.

The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone.

“An air strike […] hit a wedding car convoy, ten people were killed immediately and another five who were injured, died after being admitted to the hospital,” one security official said.

Hayden’s Note:

The CIA’s program of “targeted” drone killings in Pakistan’s tribal heartlands is politically counterproductive, kills large numbers of civilians, and undermines respect for international law, according to a report by US academics.

“The dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the US safer by enabling ‘targeted killings’ of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral impacts. This narrative is false,” the report, entitled Living Under Drones, states.

It is clear to see that our use of drones increases militant recruitment, as well as fueling hatred towards our Nation....

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Google Purchases Boston Dynamics, the DARPA-Funded Robotics Firm

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Science & Technology

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Google announced on Friday the 13th, 2013, that it has acquired Boston Dynamics, the robotics and engineering firm that has been hard at work on SkyNet Department of Defense projects such as Big Dog, Cheetah, WildCat, PetMan, and Atlas.

The Massachusetts-based company continues to pump out machines that can jump, climb stairs, navigate disaster areas, run, carry heavy payloads, and even gallop at close to 30mph.

“It is the eighth robotics company that Google has acquired in the last half-year. Executives at the internet giant are circumspect about what exactly they plan to do with their robot collection. But Boston Dynamics and its animal kingdom-themed machines bring significant cachet to Google’s robotic efforts, which are being led by Andy Rubin, the Google executive who spearheaded the development of Android, the world’s most widely used smartphone software.” – New York Times

The acquisition also raises questions as to what Google might do with their robotic menagerie. Amazon recently released their new drone-delivery idea and makes one wonder if Google plans something similar....

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Nelson Mandela: Communist, Terrorist, & Liar

Posted on Dec 06, 2013 in Global & National News, Mainstream Media & Programming, Political Issues

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Source: The New American by 

President Barack Obama has compared him to George Washington. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews heralded him as “perhaps the world’s greatest hero.”

The Las Vegas Guardian Express dispensed with the “perhaps,” declaring in headline: “Nelson Mandela World’s Greatest Hero.”

Others have christened him “the greatest man of the 20th century.” Many revere him as “the savior” of South Africa. School children worldwide read books, write essays and sing songs about him, and watch movies extolling his virtues and heroic accomplishments.

As we write, the 94-year-old Mandela has been hovering near death for days, the subject of hourly news updates and the beneficiary of tearful prayer vigils worldwide. With the announcement of his death, the eulogies will soon be sounding and in his honor innumerable streets, highways, schools, stadiums, parks, and public buildings will be renamed.

For the past three decades, Nelson Mandela has been swathed in global media adulation unlike any other human being in history. No pope, president, king, war hero, movie star, or rock star can boast of having been the beneficiary of such undiluted, unalloyed, and unbroken acclaim....

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Posted on Dec 03, 2013 in Science & Technology

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Source: USA Today via Cryptogon is testing delivering packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said on the CBS TV news show 60 Minutes Sunday.

The idea would be to deliver packages as quickly as possible using the small, unmanned aircraft, through a service the company is calling Prime Air, the CEO said.

Amazon PrimeAir Octocopter




Bezos played a demo video on 60 Minutes that showed how the aircraft, also known as octocopters, will pick up packages in small yellow buckets at Amazon’s fulfillment centers and fly through the air to deliver items to customers after they hit the buy button online at

The goal of the new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less, the world’s largest Internet retailer said. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take “some number of years” as Amazon develops the technology further and waits for the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with rules and regulations, the company added.

Bezos told 60 Minutes that the service could be up and running in as few as four years — although he noted that he is an optimist when it comes to such things....

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Infographic: 10 Common Emergency Food Storage Fails

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival

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Source: Food Insurance has released a handy, little infographic to help you store your long-term preps and avoid some common mistakes.

You have 1,000 pounds of wheat, 500 gallons of water, and enough ammo to make Chuck Norris jealous, but one question remains: are you truly prepared? Just because you’ve been prepping for twenty years doesn’t mean you haven’t made some mistakes along the way. It’s not enough to just have a stockpile of emergency food; you have to be able to store it, eat it, and potentially transport it if things really get crazy....

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Hayden’s Note: Hollywood Producer Arnon Milchan Confirms He Was Israeli Intel Agent, Helped Purchase Nuclear Technologies

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 in Mainstream Media & Programming, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: MSN via Cryptogon

Stories about Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan’s alleged double life have been circulating for years.

Now, the Israeli businessman behind hits like “Pretty Woman,” ”Fight Club” and “L.A. Confidential” has finally come forth with a stunning admission — for years he served as an Israeli spy, buying arms on its behalf and boosting its alleged nuclear program.

In a far-reaching interview aired Monday with Israel’s Channel 2 TV’s flagship investigative program “Uvda,” Milchan detailed a series of clandestine affairs in which he was involved and particularly how he helped purchase technologies Israel allegedly needed to operate nuclear bombs.

Hayden’s Note:

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT, is an international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.[1]

The only countries in the entire world who have not or will not sign this pact are such notables as North Korea, India, Pakistan, South Sudan… and Israel.


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