Ben Swann’s Reality Check, Full Disclosure: Re-inventing Journalism Through Integrity

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Global & National News, Social Networking

Kevin Hayden –

Ben Swann, of Cincinnati affiliate FOX 19‘s Reality Check, and his new web series, Full Disclosure, takes a hard look at both sides of some of the most heated debates and stories in the news.  Unlike many anchors and journalists, Swann earns his keep by providing a no-nonsense approach to difficult topics while asking hard, but fair questions.  His viewership and fanbase continue to swell due to his honesty, professionalism, and due diligence.  Isn’t that what journalism used to be about?

Take a look at the recent Reality Check from Ben Swann, where he tackles the hotly contested gun debate:

With both an Edward R. Murrow Award and two Emmy’s on his mantel, Ben has proven himself both on the desk and in the field. He has specialized in covering Mexico’s drug wars on the Texas border as a news anchor for KTSM-TV, the NBC affiliate in El Paso, Texas, and delivered some hard-hitting investigative pieces during his career in the Lonestar state....

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Hayden’s Headlines: Wyoming Gun Protection, Noveske, Cozy Cottages, DIY Aquaponics, and Team Tactics

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Global & National News, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Winning: India Signs Mandatory GMO Labeling into Law

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Natural Society

Paving the way for other nations to introduce similar legislation and inform consumers what they’re really putting into their mouths, the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within the nation of India is now mandated by law. The country’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs declared in a June 5th, 2012 notice that all GMO-containing packaged foods must be labeled by January 1, 2013 or face legal repercussions.

Each package containing GM ingredients will clearly be labeled directly on the prime real estate of the package as ‘GM’. A warning that many heads of organizations and even bodies within the Indian government are praising for its ability to inform individuals as to what they are really feeding their family.

“The labeling will basically help inform the consumer about the presence of GM content in packaged food products,” said B.N.Dixit, Director, Legal Metrology, Department of Consumer Affairs.

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BPA & Canned Food: Uncontaminated Brands to Include in Your Preps

Posted on Jan 09, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Schema Byte

In July, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration finally decided to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) from bottles and sippy cups. They did that to simply boost consumer confidence, and that was about it.

BPA: Regulation at the Speed of Profit Decrease

People who track the progress of BPA regulation are the same people who like glacier racing as a spectator sport. In July, as you should know, the FDA finally banned BPA from baby drinking containers because the American Chemistry Council (the lobbyists who’ve kept BPA in our bodies all these years) decided they would voluntarily do the ban and so it would make a good show if it became an official rule. I’m not being cynical (this time), even the New York Times says that’s how it is. Hey, now that’s progress – it only took the FDA two years from the 2010 reversal of their previous “BPA is safe” mantra to get it out of sippy cups. Consumer safety at the speed of light, friends.

Hayden’s Note:

I talk about food, Big Pharma, FDA, and toxins such as BPA quite regularly here on Truth, so I wanted to post an article written by a great new website called


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YouTube’s Popular Gun Channel ‘FPS Russia’ Producer Found Murdered

Posted on Jan 09, 2013 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Global & National News, Social Networking

Kevin Hayden –

Earlier this week, Keith Ratliff, the producer of the highly popular YouTube channel FPS Russia, was found murdered and dumped on a rural back road. Ratliff worked mostly behind the scenes of the show, which was dedicated to showcasing exotic and high-power firearms.  The show’s main character, Dmitri Potapoff, is played by Ratliff’s associate, Kyle Myers, who speaks in a rather unconvincing, yet amusing, Russian accent.

fpsrussiaratliffInitially, authorities in Georgia stated that Ratliff was found tied to a chair with a single gun shot wound to the back of the head and that multiple weapons were found in the same room.  The latest information to be released, based on a local radio station report, states that his body was found on a rural road with weapons nearby, raising speculation that this was in fact a targeted murder.

‘For him not to pull out that gun and try to defend himself, he had to feel comfortable around somebody. Either that or he was ambushed,’ said Ratliff’s heartbroken widow, Amanda.

FPS Russia commands nearly 3.5 million YouTube subscribers, has over five-hundred million video views, and is listed as one of YouTube’s Top Ten most popular channels, raking in an estimated $45,000 – $137,000 in Google ad revenue since its inception in mid-2010....

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Texas Judge Rules Schools Can Force RFID Chips on Students or Face Suspension

Posted on Jan 09, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Political Issues, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Activist Post

In the fall of last year the San Antonio Northside School District in Texas announced that they would track students with RFID (radio frequency identification) chips in their student badges.

One student, sophomore Andrea Hernandez, was suspended for refusing to wear the tracking device and took the matter to court.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled in favor of the school district claiming they have the right to expel Hernandez for refusing to abide by school requirements. By default the judge ruled that the school had the right to force children to be treated like cattle while on campus.

The program, called the “Student Locator Project,” is aimed at increasing student attendance rates presumably to boost in public funding for the district.

“There is something fundamentally disturbing about this school district’s insistence on steamrolling students into complying with programs that have nothing whatsoever to do with academic priorities and everything to do with fattening school coffers,” said John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute when he took the case.

As part of the pilot program, roughly 4,200 students at Jay High School and Jones Middle School are being required to wear “SmartID” card badges embedded with an RFID tracking chip which will make it possible for school officials to track students’ whereabouts on campus at all times.


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Government Documents Reveal Vaccines to be Dangerous, Fraudulent

Posted on Jan 09, 2013 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Natural News

If you have children, you are more than likely already aware of the official U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Immunization Schedules,” which today recommend an astounding 29 vaccines be given between birth and six years of age, including yearly flu shots, as well as another five to 16 vaccines between ages seven and 18 ( But a recent investigative report compiled by Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic, Ph.D., uncovers more than 30 years of hidden government documents exposing these vaccine schedules as a complete hoax, not to mention the fraud of the vaccines themselves to provide any real protection against disease.

Through several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Dr. Tomljenovic was able to obtain transcripts of private meetings that were held between the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), a so-called “independent expert advisory committee” that makes recommendations to the government about vaccine policy, and various British health ministers over the years. And after poring through this plethora of information, which had previously been veiled from public view, Dr....

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Ham Radio Cheat Sheet – an InfoGraphic

Posted on Jan 06, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden –

It can be said that communication is one of the most important aspects of disaster contingencies.  It is relied upon by every facet of response, rescue, and recovery, but is often times damaged or hampered from the actual disaster.  Once the usual lines of communication go silent, many jurisdictions are left in the dark regarding critical decisions and fail to receive important updates because they have no back-up plans.  This is where amateur radio, often referred to as HAM radio, fills in the gap.

With the ability to broadcast from your home, vehicle, or on mobile units, and cover an incredibly large and diverse region rather inexpensively, ham radio should be on the forefront of your preparedness checklist.  It is also quite easy to power ham radio units with small solar panels for off-grid or remote communications. While there are various regulations concerning the use of the airwaves, one can obtain a license to become a radio operator for disaster preparedness, hobby, or recreation with just a small amount of studying and a brief written exam....

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Hayden’s Note: My Birthday, Website Statistics, and 2013

Posted on Jan 05, 2013 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts

Kevin Hayden –

Well, it’s that time of the year again; my birthday.  I’m not sure how I feel about it this year.  Things have gone quite well since the last one, I must admit.  While uncertainly and chaos rule the news, I’ve fought to keep myself centered and balanced throughout 2012 and am looking forward to a fruitful 2013!

30birthdaycakeSome of the year’s highlights were getting married, being able to travel quite a bit (mostly for work, but I’ll take what I can get!), and building several new friendships that I deeply cherish.  While experienced an all-time visitor record during 2012, traffic certainly slowed during the last quarter.  I plan to change that by getting back to writing more original content again, along with new articles about the Elysian Fields Project!

And for those of you wondering, my birthday is January 7th, and please, don’t send any gifts. I urge you not to. Whatever you do, do not send digital gift cards to ! Don’t do it!

2012 Statistics:

  • 2,588 Articles
  • 2,119,992 Visitors – 2x + increase
  • 8,323 Keyword Tags
  • 1,864 Picture Uploads
  • 293,776 Spam Messages Stopped
  • 2,934 Fans on Facebook – 4x increase
  • 3,779 Tweets
  • 1,049 Twitter Followers – 3x increase
  • 47 Twitter Lists
  • 696 Sites Linking In
  • Achieved Ranking of #44,709 Site in the United States
  • Served 3,902.37 GBs of Data in the Last 12 Months – 10x Increase!

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Hayden’s Headlines: Galaxies, House Boats, Tactical MedKits, and Disney Symbolism

Posted on Jan 05, 2013 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Global & National News

DoD Spends More on Antidepressants, Viagra, and Opiates than on Tanks, Missiles, and Choppers

Posted on Jan 05, 2013 in Economic News, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Statesman

Last year, the Pentagon spent more on pills, injections and vaccines than it did on Black Hawk helicopters, Abrams tanks, Hercules C-130 cargo planes and Patriot missiles — combined.

Some of the prescription drugs that have fueled the military’s skyrocketing pharmaceutical budget are the same ones that have medicated the civilian world over the past decade. Since 2002, the Department of Defense has spent more than $5 billion on Lipitor, Plavix, Advair, Nexium and Singulair.

Rather than a reflection of the drugs needed to treat wounded troops, the top-selling prescriptions signal an increase in aging military retirees covered by the military’s health program, Tricare, with drugs for arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes costing billions. The Department of Defense also spent more than $380 million on erectile dysfunction drugs and $238 million on testosterone therapy drugs over the decade.

But the military drug purchases also paint a picture of a fighting force increasingly reliant on antidepressants, psychotropic drugs and powerful narcotic painkillers that critics call dangerous and that have been involved in a growing number of prescription drug overdoses....

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EMP Attack and Solar Storms: A Guide

Posted on Jan 02, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Featured Articles

Kevin Hayden –

Originally posted Aug 22nd, 2011

See also: EMP Attack and Solar Storms, Part II: Cascading Failures and Nuclear Meltdown

An EMP, or Electro Magnetic Pulse, is generated from the detonation of a nuclear device or quite possibly, extreme solar activity, such as that which was experienced in 1859, 1989, and as recent as 1994.  The US Government and military have studied these phenomenon extensively and several reports have been issued regarding EMP effects on vehicles, computer networks, critical infrastructure, and more.  In this report, we’ll cover many of the topics discussed and researched in regards to geomagnetic anomalies, solar storm activity, and the effects of an electromagnetic pulse.  It should be noted, however, that Congress has largely ignored the EMP Commission’s warnings and our hospitals, trucking industry, and critical infrastructure remain highly vulnerable.

In the late summer of 1859, a great solar storm hit the planet. This storm was the product of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun. While the science and physics behind these coronal ejections is interesting, it can also be long winded for some readers so I’ll keep this brief....

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Homeland Security’s TSA VIPR Team at NFL Game with Surveillance Drone

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Reports are popping up all over the internet regarding a Homeland Security/TSA VIPR Team at the December 30th, 2012 Vikings vs. Packers football game.  Furthermore, additional photos are claiming a surveillance drone was deployed at the Metrodome plaza on the west side.

What are VIPR Teams, you ask?  Unlike the warm, fuzzy blue-shirts at the airport, these guys want to grope you on the bus, search your vehicle at an interstate checkpoint while driving home, interrogate you while riding a train, and rummage through your luggage while utilizing “any form of transportation….any location within the United States”, per 6 USC § 1112.


Photo: @nathanmhansen

While some might scoff at the idea of a surveillance drone hovering over a football event, or dismiss it as a sports photography drone, I urge you to consider the overall situation. Furthermore, drone aside; having a VIPR team at a random NFL event should send chills up your spine.

I was present, as a police officer, when the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America summit was held in New Orleans in 2008.  ...

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Debt Limit: a Guide to the National Debt as Household Income

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Kevin Hayden –

Originally posted Jan 9th, 2012 @ 4:39

A satirical short film taking a look at the national debt and how it applies to just one family. Starring Brian Stepanek & Eddie Jemison, Produced by Seth William Meier, DP/Edited by Craig Evans, 1st AC Brian Andrews, Sound Mixer Gus Salazar, Written and Directed by Brian Stepanek....

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Ron Paul on the Fiscal Cliff: “We Have Passed the Point of No Return”

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 in Economic News, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Zero Hedge

In a little under three minutes, Ron Paul explains to a somewhat nonplussed CNBC anchor just how ridiculous the charade that is occurring in D.C. actually is.

This succinct, spin-free clip should be required viewing for each and every asset-manager, talking-head, propagandist, and mom-and-pop who are viewing the last-minute idiocy of the ‘fiscal cliff’ debacle with some hope that things will be different this time.

“We have passed the point of no return where we can actually get our house back in order,” Paul begins, adding that “they pretend they are fighting up there, but they really aren’t. They are arguing over power, spin, who looks good, who looks bad; all trying to preserve the system where they can spend what they want, take care of their friends and print money when they need it.” With social safety nets available to rich and poor, there is no impetus for change and “the country loses,” but Paul concludes, the markets are starting to say “there is a limit to this.”

Forward to 5:45 for the Ron Paul interview (ignore everything else)


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