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Police State USA

Published on Feb 9, 2014

http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/sw…

JACKSONVILLE, FL — A woman says a SWAT team kicked her out of her home and then helped themselves inside to gain a “tactical advantage” over a neighbor who was under investigation.

Franz left for 6 hours while police blockaded the street. Little did she know that controlling the scene meant taking over the homes not involved with the investigation.

When she returned, she says she “froze” when she opened her door and her belongings had been obviously tampered with. Her television had been moved and her Xbox game console disconnected. Window drapes had been pulled to the floor.

Franz believed she had been victim to a home invasion. Then it dawned on her that the home invaders were working for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The SWAT team had broken into her home to obtain a tactical advantage against the suspect next door. Franz wasn’t even so much as notified of the entry.

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The Rutherford Institute

By John W. Whitehead
December 30, 2013

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1

In Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) is forced to live the same day over and over again until he not only gains some insight into his life but changes his priorities. Similarly, as I illustrate in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, we in the emerging American police state find ourselves reliving the same set of circumstances over and over again—egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, etc.—although with far fewer moments of comic hilarity.

What remains to be seen is whether 2014 will bring more of the same or whether “we the people” will wake up from our somnambulant states. Indeed, when it comes to civil liberties and freedom, 2013 was far from a banner year. The following is just a sampling of what we can look forward to repeating if we don’t find some way to push back against the menace of an overreaching, aggressive, invasive, militarized government and restore our freedoms.

Government spying. It’s hard to understand how anyone could be surprised by the news that the National Security Agency has been systematically collecting information on all telephone calls placed in the United States, and yet the news media have treated it as a complete revelation. Nevertheless, such outlandish government spying been going on domestically since the 1970s, when Senator Frank Church (D-Ida.), who served as the chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence that investigated the NSA’s breaches, warned the public against allowing the government to overstep its authority in the name of national security. Church recognized that such surveillance powers “at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide.” Recent reports indicate that the NSA, in conjunction with the CIA and FBI, has actually gone so far as to intercept laptop computers ordered online in order to install spyware on them.

Militarized police. With almost 13,000 agencies in all 50 states and four U.S. territories participating in a military “recycling” program, community police forces across the country continue to be transformed into outposts of the military, with police agencies acquiring military-grade hardware—tanks, weaponry, and other equipment designed for the battlefield—in droves. Keep in mind that once acquired, this military equipment, which is beyond the budget and scope of most communities, finds itself put to all manner of uses by local law enforcement agencies under the rationale that “if we have it, we might as well use it”—the same rationale, by the way, used with deadly results to justify assigning SWAT teams to carry out routine law enforcement work such as delivering a warrant.

Police shootings of unarmed citizens. Owing in large part to the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, not a week goes by without more reports of hair-raising incidents by police imbued with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a battlefield approach to the communities in which they serve. Sadly, it is no longer unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later, such as the 16-year-old teenager who skipped school only to be shot by police after they mistook him for a fleeing burglar. Then there was the unarmed black man in Texas “who was pursued and shot in the back of the neck by Austin Police… after failing to properly identify himself and leaving the scene of an unrelated incident.” And who could forget the 19-year-old Seattle woman who was accidentally shot in the leg by police after she refused to show her hands? The lesson to be learned: this is what happens when you take a young man (or woman), raise him on a diet of violence, hype him up on the power of the gun in his holster and the superiority of his uniform, render him woefully ignorant of how to handle a situation without resorting to violence, train him well in military tactics but allow him to be illiterate about the Constitution, and never stress to him that he is to be a peacemaker and a peacekeeper, respectful of and subservient to the taxpayers, who are in fact his masters and employers.

The erosion of private property. If the government can tell you what you can and cannot do within the privacy of your home, whether it relates to what you eat or what you smoke, you no longer have any rights whatsoever within your home. If government officials can fine and arrest you for growing vegetables in your front yard, praying with friends in your living room, installing solar panels on your roof, and raising chickens in your backyard, you’re no longer the owner of your property. If school officials can punish your children for what they do or say while at home or in your care, your children are not your own—they are the property of the state. If government agents can invade your home, break down your doors, kill your dog, damage your furnishings and terrorize your family, your property is no longer private and secure—it belongs to the government. Likewise, if police can forcefully draw your blood, strip search you, and probe you intimately, your body is no longer your own, either. This is what a world without the Fourth Amendment looks like, where the lines between private and public property have been so blurred that private property is reduced to little more than something the government can use to control, manipulate and harass you to suit its own purposes, and you the homeowner and citizen have been reduced to little more than a tenant or serf in bondage to an inflexible landlord.

Strip searches and the loss of bodily integrity. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was intended to protect the citizenry from being subjected to “unreasonable searches and seizures” by government agents. While the literal purpose of the amendment is to protect our property and our bodies from unwarranted government intrusion, the moral intention behind it is to protect our human dignity. Unfortunately, court rulings undermining the Fourth Amendment and justifying invasive strip searches have left us powerless against police empowered to forcefully draw our blood, strip search us, and probe us intimately. For example, during a routine traffic stop, Leila Tarantino was allegedly subjected to two roadside strip searches in plain view of passing traffic, while her two children—ages 1 and 4—waited inside her car. During the second strip search, presumably in an effort to ferret out drugs, a female officer “forcibly removed” a tampon from Tarantino. No contraband or anything illegal was found.

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Hot News 2

Published on Aug 22, 2013

The NSA surveillance of millions of emails and phone calls. The dogged pursuit of whistleblower Edward Snowden across the globe, regardless of the diplomatic fallout. And the sentencing of Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a cache of government files to the website WikiLeaks. Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg sees these events as signs that the United States is becoming a police state.

“We have not only the capability of a police state, but certain beginnings of it right now,” Ellsberg said. “And I absolutely agree with Edward Snowden. It’s worth a person’s life, prospect of assassination, or life in prison or life in exile — it’s worth that to try to restore our liberties and make this a democratic country.”

Ellsberg was a military analyst with the RAND Corporation in 1969 when he secretly copied thousands of classified documents about U.S. decision-making during the Vietnam War. In 1971, he leaked the files (known as the Pentagon Papers) to The New York Times and 18 other newspapers.

Although the Nixon administration tried to prevent the publication of the files, the Supreme Court ruled in New York Times Co. v. United States that the newspaper could continue publishing the files.

Ellsberg was later tried on 12 felony counts under the Espionage Act of 1917, and faced a possible sentence of 115 years in prison. His case was dismissed in 1973 on the grounds of gross governmental misconduct.

As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama praised instances of whistle-blowing as “acts of courage and patriotism.” Since becoming president, however, his administration has charged more people under the Espionage Act than all other presidents combined.

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bikerbillnh

Published on Aug 15, 2013

This is how the Free State rolls. This is just the kind of active support for limited government, liberty and personal responsibility that’s increasingly part of daily life in NH. Thank you FSP. What took you so long to get here…?
http://freestateproject.org/

During testimony at the Concord City Council public hearing regarding the acquisition of a ManBearPig– er, I mean BearCat, the “Homeland Security” grant-subsidized (so, your money, regardless) armored attack truck (the manufacturer’s description, although the cops prefer “rescue vehicle,” which isn’t exactly prominent in the marketing materials for some reason) by local law enforcement’s Special Operations Unit, in Concord, NH, 8/12/2013, there was this little gem from retired Marine Colonel Pete Martino. Complete hearing at http://bikerbillnh.blogspot.com/2013/…

“Peter Martino is a citizen of the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Martino is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve who has been mobilized three times. During his military career, he commanded an infantry platoon, company, and battalion. He was also the senior U.S. adviser to an Iraqi Army brigade. Mr. Martino has had a successful civilian career providing training, consulting, and program management services to private companies and to state and federal agency contractors. Mr. Martino presently holds a top secret security clearance.”
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Radley Balko on the Militarization of Police

ReasonTV

Published on Aug 6, 2013

“The police have become more militarized, more soldier-like in the last generation or two,” explains journalist and author Radley Balko. “It applies to the weapons they are using, the uniforms they wear…to the tactics they use, to what I think is the most pervasive problem which is the mindset that police officers take to the job.”

Balko, author of the new book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, sat down with ReasonTV to discuss the book, the growth and development of SWAT forces, and how the drug war has fostered an “us against them” mentality within police departments.

Balko is a senior writer and investigative reporter at the Huffington Post. His work primarily focuses on the drug war and police abuse. Previously, Balko worked as a senior editor for Reason Magazine.

About 12 minutes.

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RutherfordInstitute

Published on May 7, 2013

In conjunction with the upcoming release of his new book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, John W. Whitehead sits down to discuss several “pressure points” that are threatening the Bill of Rights and undermining our essential freedoms. In part one of this special series, Whitehead examines the increased presence of militarized police.

 

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Commentary


Invasion of the Body Searchers: The Loss of Bodily Integrity in an Emerging Police State [SHORT]

By John W. Whitehead
January 14, 2013

If you want a recipe for disaster, take police officers hyped up on their own authority and the power of the badge, throw in a few court rulings suggesting that security takes precedence over individual rights, set it against a backdrop of endless wars and militarized law enforcement, and then add to the mix a populace distracted by entertainment, out of touch with the workings of their government, and more inclined to let a few sorry souls suffer injustice than to challenge the status quo.

The resulting concoction, I can promise you, will be a messy, noxious stew unfit for consumption, miserable to digest and with after-effects that will leave you reeling and clutching your stomach in dismay. Such is the nature of life in the emerging police state that is America today, where roadside police stops have devolved into government-sanctioned exercises in humiliation and degradation with a complete disregard for privacy and human dignity.

Consider, for example, what happened to 38-year-old Angel Dobbs and her 24-year-old niece, Ashley, who were pulled over by a Texas state trooper on July 13, 2012, allegedly for flicking cigarette butts out of the car window. First, the trooper berated the women for littering on the highway. Then, insisting that he smelled marijuana, he proceeded to interrogate them and search the car. Despite the fact that both women denied smoking or possessing any marijuana, the police officer then called in a female trooper, who carried out a roadside cavity search, sticking her fingers into the older woman’s anus and vagina, then performing the same procedure on the younger woman, wearing the same pair of gloves. No marijuana was found.

Leila Tarantino was allegedly subjected to two roadside strip searches in plain view of passing traffic during a routine traffic stop, while her two children—ages 1 and 4—waited inside her car. During the second strip search, presumably in an effort to ferret out drugs, a female officer “forcibly removed” a tampon from Tarantino’s body. No contraband or anything illegal was found.

Meanwhile, four Milwaukee police officers have been charged with carrying out rectal searches of suspects on the street and in police district stations over the course of several years. One of the officers is accused of conducting searches of men’s anal and scrotal areas, often inserting his fingers into their rectums and leaving some of his victims with bleeding rectums. Half-way across the country, the city of Oakland, California, has agreed to pay $4.6 million to 39 men who had their pants pulled down by police on city streets between 2002 and 2009.

And then there’s the increasingly popular practice of doing blood draws at DUI checkpoints, where drivers who refuse a breathalyzer test find themselves subjected to forcible blood extractions to test for alcohol levels. Police in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, actually had a registered nurse and an assistant district attorney on hand “to help streamline the ‘blood draw’ warrants and collect blood samples from suspected impaired drivers” at one exercise in holiday drunk driving enforcement. A similar case, Missouri v. McNeely, which deals with a driver who failed a sobriety test, then refused a breathalyzer test and was subjected to a warrantless blood draw, is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

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Mayor Bloomberg Says America Needs to Change the Constitution in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing

Activist Post

NYC Mayor Bloomberg has shown he is often delusional when it comes to his role as a public servant. He has proven to be a far better servant of the elite and their police state measures every chance he gets.

As the Occupy Wall Street protests gathered momentum, it was Bloomberg who attacked activists with charges of undermining the economy and tourism. When police turned to pepper spray and beatings (caught clearly on film), no condemnation was forthcoming.

(Incidentally, a Manhattan court has just ruled that there will be no charges issued against these officers since, using force is “part of their job.”)

Rather than reign in his out-of control police, premeditated mass arrests ensued which drew lawsuits from protesters. Now, more than a decade after 9/11, New York currently stands as one of the most high-tech militarized cities on the planet, in addition to having carte blanche to impose a whole range of unconstitutional measures across the city. Nevertheless, Bloomberg apparently still feels restricted by that quaint document some know as the formative rule of law upon which citizens can depend for their safety. Rather, he suggests that it is he and his police state that should provide additional protection.

Bloomberg recently invoked 9/11, yet again, in order to echo concerns surrounding the Boston Marathon Bombings and the world in which we live. As Politicker reports:

“But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.

“…we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11,” he said.

“We have to understand that in the world going forward, we’re going to have more cameras and that kind of stuff. That’s good in some sense, but it’s different from what we are used to,” he said.

More surveillance than what already exists? And who has been most responsible for taking away our freedoms? As highlighted by Deborah Natsios from Cryptome, the current NYC Ring of Steel has created a public domain which is a Threatscape – a full spectrum response system to all potential security risks – “the new utopia of an anonymity free city where each sovereign subject is identified and every outlaw is tracked in perpetuity.”

 

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Government-Media Complex Sneaks New Buzz Word on American Public: “LOCKDOWN” – aka Martial Law

Bernie Suarez
Activist Post

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon government false flag, a new phrase has gained strength in the global government dictionary; a term used commonly in prisons is now being used in the United States to be imposed on Americans. ‘Lockdown’ is the new catch phrase the government-mainstream media complex has created to catch criminals that are ‘REALLY’ dangerous.

We all heard them announce the city of Boston was in ‘lockdown’ mode. No one seems to care that ‘lockdown’ is a full violation of the Constitution, the fundamental principles of freedom and America.

The underlying (subliminal) message being conveyed is that since there is a lock-down then this suspect must be really dangerous, and catching this suspect must be more important than the rights of the people. We are to think that suspects’ ‘danger-meter’ determines your degree of rights. We are to believe that the same government that has killed millions globally is so concerned for your personal physical safety that it feels obligated to violate all your God-given and Constitutional rights to catch one suspect.

Dissecting the Deception:

First let us consider the duties of a police officer. Police have a job to do and that is to fight crime and enforce the law by handing out tickets (I suppose) and arresting people that commit crimes. They carry guns in the rare case they need to defend themselves in the process. A police officer’s basic job description would also involve investigating cases and looking for people. So when you hear that police are “looking for” someone, that (by definition) is an ordinary job task. Police have been looking for suspects since the beginning of time. This is what they do. There has never been a time period when police have not been looking for suspects. This is the most ordinary thing that police can ever do.
So then why are the police using the new phrase ‘lockdown’ when they are looking for a special suspect? And why is the Police-Media-Government Complex using this phrase? Because it is martial law in disguise. Martial law has officially arrived in America. As long as the American public allow them to toss this term so easily, the Police-Government-Media complex have set up the stage for martial law. Now they need only create a story in order to ‘lockdown’ the next city of their choice.

Some basic questions:

 

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Signs Of The Times

 

 

 

 

Published on Mar 6, 2012 by

 Jesse Ventura is a true patriot of America. He was once a US Navy Seal, professional WWF wrestler, actor and then Govenor. He’s experienced a lot in life and seen a lot. Subsequently he’s decided to create a TV series called Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. Each episode tackles a different popular conspiracy or wide held belief in society. Though he is going head-to-head against the establishment, his first season went to air seamlessly. His second season experienced some issues. There was a lot of heat particularly on one of the episodes called Police State, which exposed the onset on a militarised war consitions style police and martial law state controlling the people. Needless to say the establishment did not like it (perhaps it was too truthful?). Anyway, both seasons have since been re-aired, all except this episode, they will not play it. Watch it and find out why…

Food Safety

 

Talk of Food Safety Consolidation Takes Bipartisan Turn

By Helena Bottemiller

U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, a conservative Republican from Wyoming, is starting to sound a lot like her colleague Rep. Rose DeLauro, a liberal Democrat from Connecticut — at least when it comes to fixing the nation’s fragmented food safety system.Citing…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/bipartisan-agreement-on-consolidating-food-safety-responsibilities/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120314

 

Indiana Legislature Orders Raw Milk Study

By Dan Flynn

The Hoosier Legislature is over, but it left behind an assignment for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health — study whether farmers should sell unpasteurized milk to consumers and publish a report by Dec. 1.Those instructions are contained in…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/indiana-legislature-orders-raw-milk-study/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120314

Budget Constraints Delay Outbreak Investigation Centers

By News Desk

Lack of federal funds will likely postpone the creation of five centers proposed to improve foodborne illness outbreak investigations, CIDRAP News reported Tuesday.Lisa Schnirring, staff writer for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) news service, explained that…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/budget-constraints-delay-outbreak-investigation-centers/

 

Beyond Pink Slime

By Andy Bellatti

As you have probably heard by now, the food scandal “du jour” has to do with “pink slime”, also known as mechanically-separated meat (or, when made by Beef Products Inc., “Boneless Beef Lean Trimmings”).This ammonia-treated scrap meat — the same one some fast food giants recently phased out …

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/beyond-pink-slime/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120314

 

Health

 

Is Red Meat – Or Fake Meat – Killing Us?

Does Eating Red Meat Kill You … Or Is The Problem That What We’re Eating Isn’t REAL Meat?

Harvard Medical School found that 1 in 10 premature deaths is caused by eating red meat:

Small quantities of processed meat such as bacon, sausages or salami can increase the likelihood of dying by a fifth, researchers from Harvard School of Medicine found. Eating steak increases the risk of dying by 12%.

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1886/875/NL/

 

UGA study reveals basic molecular ‘wiring’ of stem cells

Athens, GA (SPX)

Despite the promise associated with the therapeutic use of human stem cells, a complete understanding of the mechanisms that control the fundamental question of whether a stem cell becomes a specific cell type within the body or remains a stem cell has-until now-eluded scientists. A University of Georgia study published in the March 2 edition of the journal Cell Stem Cell, however, creates …

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/UGA_study_reveals_basic_molecular_wiring_of_stem_cells_999.html

 

One Third of ‘Empty Calories’ Come from Snacks

By News Desk

Americans are getting about one-third of all their daily calories from the “empty calories” of snack foods – that is, from solid fats and added sugar of little nutritional value, according to the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS).On a positive…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/one-third-of-empty-calories-come-from-snacks/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120313

 

The Vaccine Police State Exposed – Know Your Rights!

Alan Phillips, J.D., Attorney and Counselor at Law joins the Intel Hub News Brief to discuss the truth about vaccines and the vaccine police state that is being set up throughout the country.

Many so called experts and doctors have called for mandatory vaccines as well as mandatory testing on citizens of possible new vaccines.

That’s right, the WHO, the UN, and Big Pharma are actively promoting toxic vaccines and attempting to make them mandatory for all citizens of the world.

http://theintelhub.com/2012/03/13/the-vaccine-police-state-exposed-know-your-rights/

 

How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change

From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change.
The threat of global climate change has prompted us to redesign many of our technologies to be more energy-efficient. From lightweight hybrid cars to long-lasting LED’s, engineers have made well-known products smaller and less wasteful. But tinkering with our tools will only get us so far, because however smart our technologies become, the human body has its own ecological footprint, and there are more of them than ever before. So, some scholars are asking, what if we could engineer human beings to be more energy efficient? A new paper to be published in Ethics, Policy & Environment proposes a series of biomedical modifications that could help humans, themselves, consume less.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/03/how-engineering-the-human-body-could-combat-climate-change/253981/

 

Holistic Health

 

Natural Foods are Not Organic, Often Contain GMOs and Other Toxins

Jonathan Benson, News Analysis:

Without a GMO labeling mandate that requires full-disclosure, and that prohibits “natural” products from containing GMOs, the phony “natural” products sector will only continue to flourish at the expense of the certified-organic products sector. This is why it is crucial to fight for mandatory GMO labeling requirements in every town, city, and state across the country to ensure our continued access to clean, truly-organic food and personal care products.

http://www.nationofchange.org/natural-foods-are-not-organic-often-contain-gmos-and-other-toxins-1331738904

 

Doctors Prove This Test Can Give Healthy People Cancer

By Dr. Mercola

The Nordic Cochrane Center has put out a leaflet that every woman should read, explaining the potential benefits and potential harms of mammographyi.

They point out that recent studies suggest mammography screening is not effective in reducing your risk of dying from breast cancer.

And in fact, screening creates breast cancer patients out of healthy women who would never have developed symptoms.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/14/the-medical-industrys-most-atrocious-assault-against-women.aspx?e_cid=20120314_DNL_art_1

 

This Vitamin Might Ease Menstrual Cramps

By Dr. Mercola

At least half of reproductive-age women suffer from painful menstrual cramps that begin shortly before the start of menstrual flow and continue for several days.

For some the pain is a mild annoyance, but for others it can be so severe that it interferes with daily activities.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/14/can-vitamin-d3-ease-menstrual-cramps.aspx?e_cid=20120314_DNL_art_2

 

Sustainability

 

Rounding Up Better Ways to Raise World Beef

By Alli Condra

In February 2012, a group of industry and environmental groups joined together to form the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB). According to its website, the GRSB is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to advance the sustainable production of…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/rounding-up-better-ways-to-raise-beef/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120314

 

Pet Health

 

If Your Dog is Bouncing Off the Walls, This Could be Why

By Dr. Becker

If your canine companion is tightly wound… wired… has no desire (ever) to settle down, relax, regroup… you probably refer to him as being hyperactive or suffering from ADHD.

But even though the term is widely used in our society today, the actual clinical syndrome of hyperactivity is rare in canines.

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/14/clinical-hyperactivity-in-pet-canines.aspx

 

Saying No to Poor Quality Pet Food… Even When It’s Recommended by Your Vet

 

As the veterinary community places more emphasis on the importance of nutrition, unfortunately, traditionally trained vets become easy targets for pet food manufacturers selling a ‘therapeutic’ line of products. What you should know about veterinary formulas and why you should politely decline if your vet recommends one.

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/09/nutrition-the-fifth-vital-assessment.aspx

Allergen Alerts

 

Allergen Alert: Nuts in Protein Powder

By Olivia Marler

Raw Elements Inc. is recalling Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Plant-Based Raw Protein because it contains tree nuts, an undeclared allergen.The raw protein was distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.The recalled 1 kg raw protein has the UPC 7 18122…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/allergen-alert-nuts-in-protein-powder/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120314

 

Recalls

 

Recall Expands for Beef Linked to E. Coli Case

By Olivia Marler

The February recall of certain beef burgers and beef steaks in Canada has been expanded, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The beef may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and has been linked to one illness.The expanded…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/canada-beef-recall-expanded/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120314