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Crime drops 61 percent after town switches to private policing; free market law enforcement rising in US

4/13/2015 - A new trend is sweeping across America, and it's an idea whose time may have come: Private police forces - as in, forces that do not subsist on tax dollars or work on behalf of local, city or county governments. As reported by the Washington Post, the idea is built on one that is older than our republic....

1872 law allows open-pit mine in Arizona; mining expected to devastate local environment and health

12/20/2014 - A 142-year-old law could pave the way for new mining operations in a region of Arizona once known to support silver and manganese extraction a century ago, despite concerns from locals and activist groups about the potential for environmental damage. As reported by High Country News, the town of...

Small town business owner spent 7 years building up organic meat company, only to be shut down by village board

7/31/2014 - Iowa-based Black Earth Meats (a USDA-certified organic meat company) was recently shut down by an impatient and uncompromising village board. Just as the company was about to expand, the Black Earth Village Board members threatened litigation and shut them down. Black Earth Meats was doing everything...

DHS stages massive small town 'invasion' with helicopters and assault teams to catch one guy accused of possessing underage porn

7/27/2014 - The federal overlords have staged yet another massive display of illicit police state force, this time in rural Illinois where the home of a man charged with possession of child pornography was raided by agents of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with the full backing of local law enforcement....

'Toxic Tours of Hell' through industry-polluted town given by New Mexico woman

4/17/2014 - Over the past decades, it's as if a season of cold winter has befallen mankind, erasing the green and welcoming a chill of toxins and pollutants that have left people trampled on like they are just dead, brown leaves. Big agriculture and the big oil industry were invested in heavily. As energy and profit...

Chemical plant to wipe small Louisiana town off the map

3/29/2014 - For over a decade, residents of the small town of Mossville, Louisiana, have been reporting numerous cases of premature death, disease and cancer. A new plot by a large chemical plant looks to finish them off, paying 80 percent or more of the residents to leave the town, which could nearly wipe Mossville...

Wi-Fi-allergic Americans flock to West Virginia town where Wi-Fi is banned

3/16/2014 - Scores of people who believe that continual exposure to wireless signals have made them ill have begun streaming to a small town in West Virginia where Wi-Fi has been banned. According to Britain's Daily Mail, these "Wi-Fi refugees" are making the move to Green Bank, a tiny place located inside the...

Federal judge excuses Shell's pollution of Illinois town with chemical benzene

1/28/2014 - Roxana, a village of 1,550 people in southern Illinois, now sits on many acres of benzene-contaminated soil, including toxic groundwater that contains benzene levels 26,000 times greater than allowed by state law. Thanks to multiple chemical spills from a Shell refinery in the last two decades, this...

McDonald's sues Australian town for rejecting its fast food garbage

10/25/2013 - Plans by fast food giant McDonald's to build its first restaurant in the Australian town of Tecoma, located in the state of Victoria, are being challenged by nearly 100,000 individuals who recently signed a petition demanding that McDonald's stay out of the area. According to Yahoo! TV in Australia,...

The tale of Sir Meliodas and the great red dragon; a cautionary fable for our modern world

7/7/2013 - Sir Meliodas, a knight of great legend, returned from the Neverlands with stories of vast chasms, mesmerizing forests, and tales of strange creatures large and small. But he saved the greatest story for the night the townspeople gathered at the pub, huddled around the room to hear the "big news" of...

Fed up with corruption, thousands of armed vigilantes take over Mexican town and arrest the police

4/6/2013 - The country of Mexico has been a de facto narco-state for years, as competing drug cartels bought off the police, judges, local officials and journalists they could, killed those they could not, and battled each other for turf. Throughout it all, the collateral damage has been heavy; in the past decade...

Sedgwick, Maine is first town to declare total food sovereignty, opposing state and federal laws

3/25/2013 - There is a food revolution taking hold all over America, whether it is in the form of demanding labeling of GM foods, the right to produce and sell raw milk and other commodities, or - in the case of Sedgwick, Maine - declaring all local food transactions of any kind free and legal. According to...

Police state rolled out in Arkansas town: Cops with AR-15s to patrol town, harass people on the street

12/21/2012 - In a tactic that would have made Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Hugo Chavez proud, city officials in one Arkansas town are deploying police dressed in combat gear and carrying AR-15 assault rifles on foot patrol as a crime control measure, with permission to stop every citizen and ask them their business,...

How the Newtown massacre became a Mind-Control television event

12/19/2012 - Mind control. Mass hypnosis. Operant conditioning. Brain entrainment. That's what we're talking about here. We're so conditioned to how television covers life that we rarely step back and take notice. In the case of massive disasters and crimes, network news rules the roost. First, the premiere...

War on home gardens - Canada town outlaws food self-sufficiency

8/6/2012 - A Canadian couple that has been growing a beautiful, meticulously-maintained front yard vegetable and herb garden has been ordered by city officials to uproot most of it by September 1 or else face lofty fines. CBC News and others are reporting that the town of Drummondville in Quebec is actually planning...

Small West Yorkshire town aims to be first town with food self-sufficiency by growing all its own vegetables

6/26/2012 - Different local authorities throughout the USA have been harassing homeowners for growing veggies or herbs in their front lawns. But in the small town of Todmorden, England, a grass-roots food movement has been started by one woman who grew veggies in her front yard and let neighbors pick them free. It...

Pennsylvania residents beg to be poisoned with fluoride

6/22/2012 - A small Pennsylvania town that was in the process of ending its water fluoridation program appears to be reversing course, all because of a few local, and very vocal, residents that literally begged township supervisors to keep poisoning their water with toxic fluoride. According to the York Daily Record,...

Spanish town decides to grow marijuana to generate much-needed revenue

3/3/2012 - With a national unemployment rate that now hovers around 23 percent, the European country of Spain is in dire straits economically. But one local town, Rasquera, population 900, has come up with a plan that will not only save itself from economic ruin, but also pay off the more than $1.7 million worth...

Wisconsin town seeks to ban unregistered bicycles, pedestrians from using public roads

12/24/2011 - Biking, running, or even walking in the town of Hull, Wisc., without official government permission could soon become an "illegal" offense. The Stevens Point Journal reports that a public safety committee in Hull is working towards mandating that all non-automobile travelers who plan to use public roadways...

British town grows all of its own vegetables, witnesses improved civic life and reduced crime as a result

12/15/2011 - When the small British mill town of Todmorden, tucked in between Yorkshire and Lancashire, first began installing fruit and vegetable gardens all around the area as part of the Incredible Edible program, it likely had no idea that the novel, yet simple, concept would make the town a foremost inspirational...

Texas agency allows town to run pipeline through state park to avoid completely running out of water

12/8/2011 - A historic drought that has stricken much of Central Texas over the past several months has caused some rivers and water reservoirs in the Lone Star State to run dangerously low. But one Central Texas town, Groesbeck, located about two hours south of Dallas, looks like it will avoid completely running...

Another Tennessee town decides to pull the poison; water fluoridation to end Nov. 10

9/14/2011 - Perhaps 2011 will go down in history as the year marking the eventual end of water fluoridation, when so many cities and towns across the US removed it that the rest had no choice but to ride the momentum and follow suit. WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tenn., reports that officials in Hohenwald, a town just...

Arkansas town council forbids citizens from freely meeting, forming groups without formal approval

7/21/2011 - Members of the Gould, Ark., city council, a town whose population is roughly 1,100, recently passed a new ordinance that prohibits all Gould residents from forming any kind of group or organization without first getting formal approval from the council. In an apparent attempt to self-appoint themselves...

Disgruntled neighbor spurs New Jersey town to cite backyard organic farmer for growing vegetables, demands crops be left unattended to die

6/10/2011 - Hostility towards individuals who grow food in their suburban or semi-rural backyards appears to be on the rise, this time in the New Jersey township of Chatham. Officials there have twice cited Mike Bucuk, a 24-year-old organic farmer, for the crime of growing vegetables in his backyard and giving...

Blue Hill becomes third town in Maine to pass food freedom law

4/20/2011 - Within the past several months, numerous towns in Maine, and one in Vermont, have proposed or enacted food sovereignty laws that declare, plainly, that the federal government has no business telling citizens what food products they can and cannot buy or sell locally. Representing the third town to successfully...

Maine town becomes first to declare food sovereignty

3/11/2011 - The town of Sedgwick, Maine, currently leads the pack as far as food sovereignty is concerned. Local residents recently voted unanimously at a town hall meeting to pass an ordinance that reinforces its citizens' God-given rights to "produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their...

Loja and Vilcabamba, Ecuador: Destinations for health-conscious people

6/24/2010 - Are you a health-conscious person looking to visit the Valley of Longevity in Ecuador? The small town of Vilcabamba sits in that valley, just 45km South of the city of Loja. For people who are new to the area, it's sometimes difficult to know where to find healthy foods and products, so here's a quick...

Top ten things to love about Vilcabamba Ecuador, the Valley of Longevity

6/16/2010 - If you love perfect year-round weather and enjoying your own locally-grown foods, you'll love Vilcabamba, Ecuador. I lived there, on and off, for over two years, and in that time I came to know many of the people, places and cultural highlights of Vilcabamba. In this story, I'll share with you some...

How Corporations Drain Our Aquifers for Profit (Part 1)

6/11/2008 - A modern water war is raging in the tiny town of McCloud, California, snuggled at the base of Mt. Shasta. The enormous conglomerate, Nestlé, managed to extort a contract with the financially strapped town's board members. They were so broke that they couldn't afford an attorney to help guide them through...

Welcome to the town of Allopath

6/19/2005 - There once was a town called Allopath. It had many people, streets and cars, but due to budget limitations, there were no stop signs or traffic lights anywhere in Allopath. Not surprisingly, traffic accidents were common. Cars would crash into each other at nearly every intersection. But business...

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