SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

Jul 17 09:06

What chemicals are lurking in your loaf? Nearly two thirds of bread products found to contain pesticide residues

Almost two thirds of bread products in the UK contain pesticide residues, according to a report.

The study, carried out by Pesticide Action Network (Pan) UK and the Organic, Naturally Different campaign, was based on figures reported by the Government's Defra Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF), which tested more than 2,000 bread samples between 2000 and 2013.

It found that the percentage of bread products containing pesticide residues has more than doubled over the last 12 years - rising from 28 per cent in 2001 to 63 per cent in 2013.

Jul 17 08:18

Russia warns of retaliation over new Western "blackmail" sanctions

MOSCOW, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said here Thursday that Russia would retaliate "asymmetrically but painfully," after the United States and the European Union (EU) announced fresh sanctions against the country.

"We are not going to tolerate blackmail and reserve the right to take measures in response," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The statement said the sanctions, imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department Wednesday and targeting individuals and major Russian firms in the financial, energy and arms sectors, are a "primitive attempt to take revenge for the fact that events in Ukraine are not unfolding in line with Washington's scenario."

Jul 17 08:01

U.S. Military Seeks To Brain Scan Troops For "Signs of Potential Betrayal"

Nicholas West
Activist Post

The massive investment in neuroscience undertaken by the U.S. BRAIN project and its sister initiative the Human Brain Project is increasingly taking a turn toward the examination of mental health. In fact, hundreds of European scientists working on the project are threatening a boycott because of this direction. In their view, the initial directive was to be more focused on repairing organic injuries and disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and physical brain damage sustained in accidents. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder would be one area that might involve the military.

However, there is a disturbing trend developing in law enforcement and medicine to use what has been learned about the human brain in order to adopt pre-crime systems and predictive behavior technology.

But could a brain scan become standard procedure to see which troops might be inclined to commit insider attacks?..

Jul 17 07:44

Guanabana: the cancer killer big pharma doesn't want you to know about

As far back as the 1970s, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) investigated the merits of guanabana, and discovered the stems and leaves of the tree were successful in destroying cancer cells. "Inexplicably, the results [of the NCI research] were published in an internal report and never released to the public. Since 1976, guanabana has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, but as of now, no double-blind clinical trials," reports Christopher Lane, Ph.D., in Psychology Today.

Moreover, this study found that a compound derived from the leaves of guanabana was "selectively cytotoxic for the lung (A-549), colon (HT-29), and pancreatic (PACA-2) cell lines with potencies equal to or exceeding those of Adriamycin." And research in the Journal of Natural Products discovered that extracts of guanabana demonstrated pesticidal, antimalarial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

Jul 17 07:42

Crime and no punishment; putting babies on psychiatric drugs

No one should use Big Pharma's toxic drugs to support the myth of brain chemistry imbalances. Even the FDA prohibits prescribing these to children under five. Yet in 2013 the number of babies under one year of age in the USA prescribed dangerous psychotropic drugs was well over a quarter-million.

Jul 17 07:37

List of Fracking Bans Worldwide

Food and Water Watch maintains a state-by-state, up-to-the-minute list and map of actions passed against fracking in the U.S. As of today, the national total has risen to 418.

Jul 17 07:11

Check Mating Washington in its Own Backyard with BRICSIANSE

The United States and its closest allies have attempted to isolate Russia and President Vladimir Putin from the world stage. As a result of Western support for the Ukrainian regime that came to power through violence in Kiev, actions taken by Western powers against Russia have included expelling Russia from the G-8 of capitalist powers, the freezing of the assets of Russian government officials and Russian banks, and imposing travel bands on Russian citizens.

However, Putin has check-mated U.S. President Barack Obama in the American president’s own backyard.

The interest of Iran, Argentina, Nigeria, Syria, and Egypt in joining BRICS may soon see the group's acronym become «BRICSIANSE». Such a development would triumph the nations of the world that refuse to take orders from Washington...

Jul 17 06:36

Study: Curcumin Kills Throat Cancer Cells

...there is now documented evidence that curcumin is actually a cancer killer.

Jul 16 23:25

CDC Safety Lapses: CDC Security Breaches and Mishandling of Biological Weapons and Pathogens

The event has sparked major concerns over the lack of independent oversight of potentially dangerous biological research nationwide, as the number of labs dealing with these deadly pathogens has surged in recent years.

Jul 16 21:51

EXCLUSIVE: Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas—An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released.

The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press (AP), but Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that the man was part of the Obama Administration’s catch and release policy for family groups from Central America.

Jul 16 19:50

CDC's National Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is spying on kids & parents

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is using data analysis to identify children and families most at risk, and thus inform how time and money is allocated. When the DCF started this project two years ago, the goal was to see fewer dead children -- and that's what the department says is happening while spying on children & families.

Jul 16 17:07

Frequent Use of Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops Making Some People Sick

The new documentary film Mobilize warns of the health dangers from cell phone radiation. Now a new study in the journal Pediatrics shows that there are less-predictable health risks from using smartphones, tablets and laptops, including rashes from the frequently used metal, nickel.

Jul 16 15:23

Marijuana Slows Cancer Tumor Growth: Study

Several studies have reported the health risks associated with the use of marijuana but new research has shown that pot can actually impact cancer tumors, significantly reducing their growth.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and Universidad Complutense de Madridin, Spain, state that previously unknown signaling platforms in the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana are responsible for the drug's success in shrinking tumors.

Jul 16 12:57

Gaza on brink of acute water crisis: Red Cross

BLOCKADED STRIP’S ALREADY DETERIORATING WATER SYSTEM NEAR CATASTROPHE

Jul 16 11:48

Huge new study proves organic foods are healthier and more nutritious: results immediately attacked by chemical agriculture industry

The most comprehensive analysis ever performed comparing organic foods with those “conventionally” grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers has concluded that organic fruits and vegetables are not just less toxic but actually more nutritious than conventional produce.

Jul 16 10:36

Rosetta’s seeing double! Remarkable images reveal Esa spacecraft’s comet target is a TWIN and not a single rock

It was already shaping up to be one of the greatest missions this decade, but now Rosetta could turn out to be one of the most amazing space endeavours of all time.

Remarkable new photos have shown that its target, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is actually what is known as a ‘contact binary’.

This means it is likely two comets stitched together, in what could turn out to be both a blessing and a curse for the spacecraft as it nears its approach.

Jul 16 10:27

Is Mount Fuji about to ERUPT? Volcano said to be in ‘critical’ condition after devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake

In 2011 Japan was rocked by a magnitude 9 earthquake, the most powerful in the country’s recorded history, which together with a tsunami killed more than 15,000 people and caused upwards of £20.2 billion ($34.6 billion) in damage.

But it seems the effects of the earthquake are not over yet, as the huge tremor may have disrupted Mount Fuji and placed it in a critical condition.

The result could be an eruption that mimics the last in 1707, which bathed vast swathes of Japan in ash and caused untold damage, at a time when the country was much less populated.

Jul 16 10:01

The End of Pot Prohibition As We Know It, Finally?

How much longer will it take before the United States declares a truce in the Drug War?

This latter-day prohibition is taking an immense toll. And the stakes ought to be low, given that mostAmericans don’t want anyone jailed for being caught with small amounts of pot.

But it does require some courage to pipe up. So thank you, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, for joining the swelling chorus that wants to see marijuana legalized.

Jul 16 08:48

Pope Francis Calls on U.S. to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

The Roman Catholic Church is complicit in this invasion.They are Obama's accomplices in the destruction of America. Time to start prosecuting these child molesting bastards IMHO!

In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide.

Jul 16 08:40

10 Problems Genetically Modified Foods Are Already Causing

by Joe Martino

Genetically modified foods (GMOs) have been getting a bad rep for years now as studies continue to come out revealing the dangerous nature of GMOs. Whether it be the harm they cause to people eating them, or the environment, many believe GMOs have no place in our world.

On the flip side, many state there are no real concerns we have to worry about yet when it comes to human consumption, and in many ways GMOs help to feed the world. The ‘feed the world’ claim has always been refuted by pointing to the amount of food waste that exists as well as the current farming methods available that could feed the world without GMOs.

Nonetheless, people are not sold on GMOs and they have good reason. Here are 10 problems genetically modified foods are already causing in our world. No need to keep waiting for the science, it’s already in...

Jul 16 08:08

Golden Rice: GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

by Tony Cartalucci

Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortunes attempting to sway the public but to no avail. Local, organic agriculture is growing in popularity and proliferating across all social-strata. The introduction of technology to automate and augment organic farming is making it as competitive and accessible or more so than the capital-intensive models of monopoly employed by big-ag.

In response, big-ag has attempted several distasteful public relation stunts, including "super bananas for Africa" and "Golden Rice" to allegedly feed Asia's poor...

Jul 16 08:05

Golden Rice: GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortunes attempting to sway the public but to no avail. Local, organic agriculture is growing in popularity and proliferating across all social-strata. The introduction of technology to automate and augment organic farming is making it as competitive and accessible or more so than the capital-intensive models of monopoly employed by big-ag.

In response, big-ag has attempted several distasteful public relation stunts, including "super bananas for Africa" and "Golden Rice" to allegedly feed Asia's poor.

They claim these initiatives are purely altruistic. Business Insider in its article, "A Miracle Rice Could Save Millions Of Lives," claims:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it comes to GMO foods, the the desired outcome by these big Pharm/Agra companies is to completely destroy local, indigenous crops so that farmers have no options except to buy from them.

Jul 16 06:41

Scientists discover that 80pc of light in the near universe is ‘missing’

A team of research scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) analysing data from the Hubble space telescope are left baffled at being unable to account for the source of 80pc of light in the visible universe.

Highlighting their findings on the university’s website, the researchers explained that they were able to find this bizarre anomaly by analysing the tendrils of hydrogen that bridge the vast reaches of empty space between galaxies

By examining these tendrils, the researchers are able to see ultraviolet light when hydrogen atoms are struck by this highly energetic light source, thereby transforming them from electrically neutral atoms to charged ions.

Jul 16 06:21

Look Who's Behind This Large Study to "Help the Bees"

A Canada-wide health surveillance study of the honeybee will take place over the next four years.

While the study may seem like a positive which could scarcely be argued against, the truth is that the study will be funded by...

Jul 16 04:42

FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons'

The FBI believes that the driverless car is a “game changing” vehicle could revolutionise high-speed car chases within a matter of years, along with fears that autonomous cars may be used as "lethal weapons".

In an unclassified but restricted report obtained by the Guardian under a public records request, the FBI predicts that autonomous cars “will have a high impact on transforming what both law enforcement and its adversaries can operationally do with a car.”

In a section called Multitasking, the report notes that “bad actors will be able to conduct tasks that require use of both hands or taking one’s eyes off the road which would be impossible today.”

One nightmare scenario could be suspects shooting at pursuers from getaway cars that are driving themselves

Jul 15 21:17

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Waking Times

On Friday morning, Dan A. Hughes Oil Company and the Collier Resources Company agreed to terminate their lease agreement, with the exception of the Collier Hogan 20-3H well, next to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida.

Hughes Oil dropped its plans to drill an exploratory well adjacent to the Golden Gates Estates development.

Jul 15 21:16

First Human Trials of Genetically Modified Bananas Underway

Waking Times

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) had previously signed an agreement with India’s department of biotechnology to invest in a four-year project to develop GMO iron-rich bananas. Now, a researcher at the QUT has led a scientific effort to create GMO bananas with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The world’s first human trial of pro-vitamin A-enriched banana is underway in the United States.

Jul 15 17:39

Methane explosion? Meteorite crater? Scientists baffled by gigantic 262ft hole that has appeared at Siberia's 'End of The World'

The cause of the hole's sudden appearance in Yamal - which translates as 'the end of the world' - in the far north of Siberia is not yet known.

There has been web speculation about the crater indicating 'the arrival of a UFO craft'.

But one Russian expert says the cause is more likely to be global warming releasing gases under the surface, which then explode like a champagne cork.

Experts say that the darkening around the inner rim of the crater indicates 'severe burning' which scorched its edges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Already being blamed on human-caused global warming!

Jul 15 17:26

Breaking news on the ISEE-3 mission: it may not be lost – it’s those “O” rings again

A few days ago, my heart sank when I heard this news: Space Probe Might Lack Nitrogen to Push It Home It seemed a deal-killer if the nitrogen tanks were empty. Now, one of the team leaders has given me an inside track into the issue, and the mission may not be lost, thanks to the collective consciousness of the Internet.

Jul 15 14:43

Study shows synthetic vitamins in ‘fortified’ breakfast cereals harming children

Breakfast cereals that are “fortified” with synthetic imitations of vitamins like zinc, niacin, and vitamin A could be harming children, says a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Jul 15 14:40

U.N. chief slammed for taking photo-op, not responsibility for Cholera epidemic

IT’S “AN INSULT TO ALL HAITIANS,” SAID MARIO JOSEPH, MANAGING ATTORNEY OF THE BUREAU DES AVOCATS INTERNATIONAUX

Jul 15 14:14

Huge ND Wastewater Spill Prompts Calls For Fracking Regs

Beaver dams have so far prevented about 1 million gallons of fracking wastewater discovered spilled July 8 from a rural North Dakota pipeline from spreading too far. But area residents, environmentalists and even a Republican state legislator all want more reliable measures.

The spill of the toxic saltwater, a byproduct of hydraulic fracturing, came from gas extraction operations at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and occurred days before it was discovered.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency said the underground pipeline spilled about 24,000 barrels, or 1 million gallon, in North Dakota’s thriving oil and gas region.

Jul 15 14:00

Nestle continues to sell bottled water sourced from California despite record drought

While California residents cope with water usage restrictions and farmers watch their crops shrivel and die in the fields, Nestle continue to sell bottled water sourced from the area. As residents struggle and farmers allow fields to lie fallow, its business as usual for Nestle.

Jul 15 13:57

The Black Death: Pneumonic Plague Appears In Denver

As if worrying about Ebola escaping Africa wasn't enough Bloomberg is reporting that a Denver man has contracted pneumonic plague.

Jul 15 13:42

An Organic Farmer in Congress: Chellie's Story

"We don't have to think up rocket science to do this again, but we do have to take on some big enemies. But the fact is, all we have to do is replicate the way we always did things here, and the way we want to do them again."

Jul 15 13:33

Google strikes deal to put smart lens into diabetics’ eye

The internet giant has reached a deal with Novartis to develop “smart” contact lenses to help diabetics track their blood sugar levels and another lens that will correct vision.

The two companies announced Monday that Novartis’ Alcon eye care division would commercialize and license the technology, which was designed by the Google X development team.

Jul 15 11:08

How Can We Trust U.S. Government Scientists with Pathogens?

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

If readers haven’t heard, there’s been a series of terrible mistakes by government scientists in handling deadly organisms at U.S. government-run labs. Recently, operations were shut down at two government research labs because of mistakes! Were they really mistakes or possibly part of an experiment to find out what would happen to the release of deadly organisms into the biosphere?...

Jul 15 11:03

West Africa ebola crisis worsens, death toll hits 603

WHO said there were 85 new cases between July 8-12, highlighting continued high levels of transmission. International and local medics were struggling to get access to communities as many residents feared outsiders were spreading rather than fighting Ebola.

"It's very difficult for us to get into communities where there is hostility to outsiders," WHO spokesman Dan Epstein told a news briefing in Geneva. "We still face rumors, and suspicion and hostility. ... People are isolated, they're afraid, they're scared."

Sierra Leone recorded the highest number of deaths, which include confirmed, probable and suspect cases of Ebola, with 52. Liberia reported 13 and Guinea 3, according to the WHO figures.

Epstein said the main focus in the three countries is tracing people who have been exposed to people with Ebola and monitoring them for the 21 day incubation period to see if they were infected.

Jul 15 09:28

World Health Organization Admits it Fears Ebola Could Go Global

The Ebola virus is between 800nm-100nm (nanometers) in size. In real terms this means between 1000 and 1250 Ebola virus particles can fit on an averaged sized pin head. Only between one and ten of them needs to get inside you to give you Ebola.

Jul 15 09:05

Monsanto’s Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company?

For years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of a chronic kidney disease epidemic that has hit Central America, India and Sri Lanka. The disease occurs in poor peasant farmers who do hard physical work in hot climes. In each instance, the farmers have been exposed to herbicides and to heavy metals. The disease is known as CKDu, for Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology. The "u" differentiates this illness from other chronic kidney diseases where the cause is known. Very few Western medical practitioners are even aware of CKDu, despite the terrible toll it has taken on poor farmers from El Salvador to South Asia.

Jul 15 09:00

Big corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply

FROM OUR FIELDS TO OUR FORKS, HUGE CORPORATIONS HAVE AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF POWER OVER OUR FOOD SUPPLY EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Jul 15 07:45

Yellowstone Supervolcano Sparks Fears Of Eruption After Melting Park's Roads

The access road to the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park is being closed by park rangers because a supervolcano beneath the park is literally melting the roadway. Officials are prohibiting visitors from driving or stepping onto the asphalt, as what looks a solid surface can collapse and leave the unsuspecting guests stranded in a pool of hot water.

Jul 15 07:33

Big Corporations Have An OVERWHELMING Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply

From our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way. Right now there are more than 313 million people living in the United States, and the job of feeding all of those people is almost entirely in the hands of just a few dozen monolithic companies. If you do not like how our food is produced or you don't believe that it is healthy enough, it isn't very hard to figure out who is to blame. These mammoth corporations are not in business to look out for the best interests of the American people. Rather, the purpose of these corporations is to maximize wealth for their shareholders. So the American people end up eating billions of pounds of extremely unhealthy food that is loaded with chemicals and additives each year, and we just keep getting sicker and sicker as a society. But these big corporations are raking in big profits, so they don't really care.

Jul 15 07:03

Why Oil Companies Caused 7 Earthquakes This Weekend

There were seven earthquakes in Oklahoma over the weekend. Crazy, right? Not when you consider that, as of June 2014, there have been more earthquakes in Oklahoma than anywhere else in the continental United States, including California. It's not by a narrow margin, either. Just taking quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or greater into account, the most recent numbers have them "winning" 207 to 140, a beating the likes of which hasn't been seen in an Oklahoma vs. California match-up since this year's NBA Western Conference Semifinals.

Jul 15 06:49

Ebola outbreak in West Africa now the largest on record

Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals.

Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever that can cause its victims to bleed from the ears and nose, had never before been seen in this part of West Africa where medical clinics are few and far between. The disease has turned up in at least two other countries - Liberia and Sierra Leone - and 539 deaths have been attributed to the outbreak that is now the largest on record.

Jul 15 06:10

Study shows synthetic vitamins in 'fortified' breakfast cereals harming children

(NaturalNews) Breakfast cereals that are "fortified" with synthetic imitations of vitamins like zinc, niacin, and vitamin A could be harming children, says a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Researchers from the consumer advocacy organization maintain that many cereals, breakfast bars and other breakfast products marketed to children contain excess levels of synthetic vitamins that may harm vital organs and immune function in the longer term.

Jul 15 02:26

ELECTRONIC DEVICE USERS REPORTING MYSTERY RASHES

“Usually redness, itchiness, even blisters can occur; swelling — it can be very uncomfortable,” Bassett said. “And people may not realize they’re allergic to something they use all the time.”

Jul 14 19:13

Cannabis may help to reduce cancer tumours

CANNABIS COULD be used to reduce tumour growth in cancer patients, according to new medical research.

Scientists have claimed that the drug’s main psychoactive ingredient – tetrahydrocannabino (THC) – could be responsible for its success in shrinking tumours.

It is hoped that the findings could help develop a synthetic equivalent with anti-cancer properties.

Jul 14 16:20

FLASHBACK: Fukushima Radiation Effects On Plants In 2011, Approx. 200mi From Site

Original Implementation Of The Rights Of The Public Domain.

Saved From The Memory Hole:
Photographic Evidence Of The Effect Of The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
On A Garden Near Tokyo In 2011.

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This information is, in my estimation, too important to the public at large to allow it to be lost.

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Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Flower
or Fukushima Kusabanaa"
(original graphic art derived from the featured content) is featured, and a zipped file of the stills included.

Jul 14 15:50

11 earthquakes hit fracking-heavy central Oklahoma over weekend

Eleven minor earthquakes shook central Oklahoma over the weekend, renewing speculation that the area’s oil and gas drilling boom - fueled by controversial hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - is to blame for an increase in seismic activity.

During a 14-hour stretch from Saturday evening to Sunday morning, the US Geological Survey recorded seven quakes ranging from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 in areas northeast of Oklahoma City.

In addition, a 4.3-magnitude temblor hit Langston just after noon on Saturday, and three other quakes ranging from magnitude 2.9 to 3.2 occurred Saturday morning.

Jul 14 15:08

Yellowstone supervolcano 'turned the asphalt into soup' shutting down Natl. Park's roads

Extreme heat from a massive supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is melting a major roadway at the popular summertime tourist attraction. Park officials have closed the area to visitors.

Firehole Lake Drive, a 3-mile-plus offshoot of the park’s Grand Loop that connects the Old Faithful geyser and the Madison Junction, is currently off limits. Park operators say the danger of stepping on seemingly solid soil into severely hot water is “high.”

Jul 14 14:02

Xanax made with GMOs, allergens and artificial coloring chemicals

Just like nearly every other drug, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax contains fillers and additives that are listed as “inactive” ingredients, but which actually can pose significant health risks.

Jul 14 13:53

Ginger Induces Leukemia Cell Suicide

Great news, ginger lovers!

Jul 14 13:34

Border Control Agent: Diseases Coming in We Haven’t Seen in Decades

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” the VP of the Border Patrol Union, Chris Cabrea told host Martha MacCallum “a lot of our guys” are coming down with diseases.

Jul 14 12:14

Yellowstone Supervolcano ‘turned the asphalt into soup’ Shutting Down Natl. Park’s Roads

Extreme heat from a massive supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is melting a major roadway at the popular summertime tourist attraction. Park officials have closed the area to visitors.

Jul 14 11:58

Krugman: Why the Real Story About Obamacare Is Not Being Told

Paul Krugman proposes an interesting theory in today's column about why the success of Obamacare is a story that is mostly being ignored by the media, and therefore kept from the American public.

Jul 14 10:32

Omens of a Derivatives Meltdown (Part 1)

Published on Jul 10, 2014

Part 1 of this series explains the colossal size of the derivatives market and the heads-Wall Street-wins / tails-Main Street-loses nature of this painstakingly rigged casino.

Do you think derivatives are unregulated? They are--until a series of bets goes bad and starts toppling a bank, at which point rules materialize out of nowhere and meticulously provide for the looting of your checking and savings accounts to pay off the bad bets made by your bank.

When (not if) the derivatives chain of dominoes starts to teeter, it's going to be Open Season on your bank accounts. Say, what interest rate is your bank paying you to take on such a huge risk, anyhow?

Jul 14 09:53

New research reveals how cannabis compound could slow tumour growth

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have shown how the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis could reduce tumor growth in cancer patients.

Research published today reveals the existence of previously unknown signaling platforms which are responsible for the drug's success in shrinking tumours...

Jul 14 09:38

27 survival uses for common mullein besides cowboy toilet paper

EVER BEEN CAUGHT IN THE WOODS WITH NATURE CALLING YOU TO A SQUATTY POSITION?

Jul 14 07:34

Congressman Secretly Forced EPA To Lift Ban On Deadly Weedkillers Made With Heavy Metal Arsenic

The U.S. is in the midst of an arsenic crisis. And yet a single U.S. congressman, admittedly influenced by corporate lobbying, is consciously blocking efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose new restrictions on the chemical element that would protect the public against this known neurotoxin and carcinogen.

Jul 14 07:21

Monsanto Hides Toxicity Test Results on RoundUp, Calling them ‘Commercial’ Secret

Talking about Monsanto’s latest attempt to obstruct justice, halt transparency, and prevent people from stopping their seed and herbicide businesses from spreading is starting to seem redundant, but the company just keeps acting in increasingly objectionable ways.

Jul 14 06:48

Mysterious odor leads to evacuation of 100 Penn. homes

A mysterious odor has prompted the evacuation of about 100 homes in Pennsylvania. A fire chief tells WPVI-TV in Philadelphia that crews haven’t pinpointed the cause of the odor, but they’ve gotten high readings of hydrogen cyanide in about 100 homes in a Skippack Township neighborhood. About 150 evacuees have taken shelter in Skippack Elementary School.

Jul 13 23:35

“Global Warming:” Coldest Antarctic June ever recorded

Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station.

Jul 13 22:58

4 Tips for Anti-Aging Skin Care in Your 40s

Anti-aging skin care in your 40s is especially important because these are the years of perimenopause—the period leading up to menopause—when the levels of estrogen in your body begin to decline. The hormonal shift often causes skin to thin out and lose elasticity, which is why you may notice more pronounced sagging of the skin around the neck and chest.

Anti-aging skin care in your 40s also addresses the fact that over time, your skin tends to retain less moisture. As a result, it can look dull and uneven in tone. You may also notice that your skin feels drier than before—all the more reason to pay better attention to anti-aging skin care in your 40s.

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Jul 13 18:22

800 Degree Heat From Solar Mirrors Frying Birds Mid Air

There is growing evidence that birds flying in the vicinity of a solar thermal power project in California’s Mojave Desert are being injured and even killed either by the solar heat that’s focused with mirrors on its three energy-collecting towers, or by colliding with the mirrors themselves.

Jul 13 13:21

Israeli jets destroying Gaza water and sewage systems, Oxfam estimates 90% of Gaza water unsafe to drink

according to Saed al-Din Atbash, head of water facilities at Gaza Municipality.

Atbash told reporters in Gaza City that Israel is deliberately targeting the wells

Jul 13 10:20

Scientists ready to create genetically modified babies from three parents

Pending approval from the appropriate regulatory authorities, biotech scientists are gearing up to start manufacturing genetically modified (GM) human babies within the next two years, according to BBC News.

Jul 13 09:58

In The Internet of Things, YOU Will Be The Key

Nicholas West
Activist Post

The move to give everyone a global unique ID that can be verified across nearly all human activity has been in the works for some time. As you can see by the image at the right, defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, is now a global leader in biometric identification. Comforting.

Naturally, the fear of identity theft and cyber-banking crime of all stripes has been the sales pitch to accept identity tech such as facial recognition, iris scans, and fingerprinting, as well as their attendant databases...

Jul 13 09:44

U.S. spending billions to ‘dig ourselves a bigger climate hole’

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES THAT FOSTER FURTHER CLIMATE CRISIS AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE

Jul 13 07:17

Putin: The 21st century world is globalized and interdependent

Just another NWO Stooge. Out of his own mouth!

VLADIMIR PUTIN: The 21st century world is globalized and interdependent. Therefore, no state or group of countries can unilaterally tackle major international problems and any attempts to build a separate “oasis of stability and security” are doomed to failure.

In order to meet numerous challenges and threats we have to stop trying to impose development models on other countries. This approach has repeatedly proven its ineffectiveness. It does not just fail to facilitate conflict resolution, but leads to instability and chaos in international affairs.

Today, it is especially important to consolidate the international community’s efforts to ensure equal and indivisible security, as well as to resolve disputes trough the application of international law and with the central coordinating role of the UN.

Jul 13 06:55

The Future Of Americas Shopping Malls In Pictures

And they made a wasteland of America!

(Rocket 24) Hundreds of shopping malls across the U.S. have been forced to shut down following years of debilitating declines in consumer traffic.

In many cases, the shuttered malls are left to decay for years before developers or local governments raise the funds to bulldoze or renovate the space.

Pseudonymous photographer Seph Lawless traveled the country for years to find these forgotten malls and document their decay from the inside.

The photos he captured are haunting and apocalyptic, featuring dead trees and abandoned shopping carts against landscapes of broken glass and crumbling walls.

He compiled the photographs in a new book, “Black Friday: The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall,” and shared some of them with Business Insider.

Jul 12 19:37

Smallpox, Bird Flu, and Now Anthrax: CDC is “Astonished” by Lab Breaches

A few days ago, word got out that 6 vials of variola, the virus that causes smallpox, were found in a cold storage room that is owned by the Food and Drug Administration on the NIH’s Bethesda campus.

Now two other lab breaches have been revealed.

From the AP:

Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

An incident at one of the closed Atlanta labs could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax last month. A second, previously undisclosed problem earlier this year involved deadly bird flu.

Jul 12 19:03

Swine flu virus which killed half-million modified to ‘incurable’

A controversial flu researcher has modified the flu virus responsible for the 2009 pandemic to allow it evade the human immune system. His lab’s previous works include recreating the Spanish flu and making a deadly bird flu strain highly transmittable.

Jul 12 12:17

DoD rush orders H1N1 swine flu vaccine for coming pandemic to be brought on by illegal migrant influx

POSSIBLE SWINE FLU PANDEMIC ON HORIZON AS DOD RUSH ORDERS MASS QUANTITIES OF H1N1 VACCINES

Jul 12 11:52

Ebola Spreads to Sierra Leone Capital of Freetown as Deaths Rise

The worst outbreak of Ebola moved to Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown where an Egyptian was found with the city’s first confirmed case of the disease.

The unidentified Egyptian national had traveled from Kenema, the largest city in the nation’s Eastern Province, and checked into a clinic east of Freetown, Sidie Yahya Tunis, director of Information, Communication and Technology at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, said by phone today. The person was moved back to the Ebola center in Kenema, he said.

Jul 12 10:39

Landmark study underscores wide-ranging benefits of pesticide-free farming

‘SIGNIFICANT NUTRITIONAL DIFFERENCES’ BETWEEN ORGANIC AND NON-ORGANIC FOODS, SHOWS RESEARCH

Jul 12 10:21

Trent Franks Blasts Obama's Cowardly, Unprecedented Betrayal of Israel

Politicians like this betray America IMHO!

Earlier this week Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) blasted the Obama administration's handling of the unfolding military crisis developing between Israel and Palestine saying "I thought nothing this president could ever say or do would surprise me anymore, but this flushed and breathless rush to embrase terrorists launching rockets at Israeli children is an unprecedented act of cowardice and betrayal"

Jul 12 09:17

Sow Revolution: Join the Grocery Store Rebellion

Let's exit the food system that we've been taught to believe was necessary for our survival. Let's refuse to enrich a system that is killing us. It's time to sow some revolution and start a Grocery Store Rebellion.

Jul 12 07:52

Parents can get refunds for some anti-depressant drugs given to kids

Thousands of Missouri parents are entitled to refunds for antidepressants prescribed to children because the drugs were unapproved for use in that age group, a federal judge has ruled.

Forest Laboratories and its subsidiary Forest Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Earth City, agreed to pay up to $10.4 million in refunds for misleading parents into giving the drugs Celexa and Lexapro to children and teenagers, according to a recent settlement of a class action lawsuit.

A judge in the case ruled that under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, “parents have the right to be fully informed about the potential efficacy of a drug,” said Brent Wisner, a Los Angeles-based attorney for the plaintiffs.

Anyone who bought Celexa for someone under 18 from 1998 to 2013 or Lexapro from 2002 to 2013 is eligible for partial to full refunds, or $50 if the total amount spent on the drugs cannot be proven.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And no jail time for the corporate leadership of this organization?!?

In my world, the judge wimped out here completely.

No maker of pharmaceuticals has the right to lie to parents of kids to get their kids to take any kind of medication, period, end of discussion.

The only way to get this behaviour to stop on the part of Big Pharma, is to jail the executives who made the decision to market their drugs inappropriately, and have them serve their time in a regular, hard-time prison.

Jul 12 07:03

Rotten egg smell could help battle heart disease and Alzheimer's

The thought may make your stomach churn, but scientists claim that the gas which makes flatulence smell of rotten eggs could be used to help tackle conditions including diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

The gas behind the putrid stench which is present in both offensive-smelling flatulence and rotten eggs is known as hydrogen sulphide, and is highly toxic in large quantities.

But researchers claim that if dosed correctly, the gas can help tackle diabetes, strokes, heart attacks and dementia.

Professor Matt Whiteman, of the University of Exeter Medical School, explained that when cells become stressed by disease they produce tiny quantities of hydrogen sulphide. This is because the gas helps sustain mitochondria, the powerhouse of a cell, and in turn keep the cell alive. If this process does not happen, the cells die.

Experts at the University have harnessed the power of this process by designing a new compound (AP39).

Jul 12 06:19

Universal crisis: 80 percent of light in space is missing, scientists say

Maybe it's keeping the missing heat company at the bottom of the oceans

Jul 12 04:09

Indiana stored babies’ DNA, blood for research without parental consent

The Indiana State Department of Health has been collecting babies’ blood and DNA without their parents’ permission since 1991, according to an investigation by a local news station. Now the state wants to know what to do with the blood samples.

Jul 12 02:45

Alps get summer snow as wet weather to stay

Holidaymakers in the Alps in recent days would have been forgiven for thinking they had come in the wrong season after the region was hit by some very unseasonal snowfalls.

Jul 11 15:28

US lawmaker warns ISIL could build ‘dirty bomb’

A US lawmaker in the House of Representatives has warned that militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant can build “a dirty bomb” with nuclear materials thought to be in their hands.

“We should be very concerned,” Rep. Peter King (R-New York) said Thursday on Fox News’ ‘The Kelly File.’

Jul 11 15:18

VIDEO: Fire and Forget: DARPA successfully tests revolutionary self-guiding bullet

US military research agency DARPA says it is homing in on its long-term ambition of producing self-guided bullets, after staging a test in which a sniper was able to shoot at a target at a radically wrong angle, and yet still hit it perfectly.

“DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets,” said the organization, which posted a recording of the trial on YouTube.

Jul 11 14:10

CDC: Smallpox found in NIH storage room is alive

Jul 11 14:06

Yellowstone Closure! PICS From Geyser Basins -- Unbelievable!!

Road Melts, Shutting Down Access To Famous Geysers

Jul 11 14:05

Benefits of Medicinal Cannabis Hidden by Official Lies

Alexis Carey suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy that has left the nine-year-old unable to speak or use the bathroom. She is subject to violent seizures that can last an hour or longer. No relief is provided by any of the FDA-approved medications available.

Jul 11 14:03

BREAKING: Japan issues Fukushima tsunami advisory after strong 6.8 quake

struck in the Pacific off Fukushima prefecture,

Jul 11 13:37

US disease labs made dangerous pathogen transport errors

US government infectious disease labs mishandled dangerous pathogens five times in the last decade, according to a health agency report. -- This year alone, workers mishandled samples of anthrax and the highly-infectious H5N1 avian flu.

Jul 11 12:46

M6.8 - 129km ESE of Namie, Japan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No tsunami expected.

Jul 11 11:14

Bill Gates funds birth control microchip that lasts 16 years inside the body and can be turned on or off

Helped along by one of the world’s most notable billionaires, a U.S. firm is developing a tiny implant that acts as a contraceptive for 16 years — and can be turned on or off using a remote control.

Jul 11 09:55

Migrant children used as human pawns to spread infectious disease across America, warn netizens

America is in a de facto state of invasion, and it’s an invasion that was deliberately engineered to “occupy” America with a flood of illegal immigrants known to be carriers of tuberculosis, scabies, lice, AIDS, Swine Flu and other infectious diseases, warn netizens.

Jul 11 09:51

Americans Are Too Stupid For GMO Labeling, Congressional Panel Says

It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week.

The issue was genetically modified organisms, or GMOs as they're often known in the food industry. And members of the subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, as well as their four experts, agreed that the genetic engineering of food crops has been a thorough success responsible for feeding the hungry, improving nutrition and reducing the use of pesticides.

People who oppose GMOs or want them labeled so that consumers can know what they're eating are alarmists who thrive on fear and ignorance, the panel agreed. Labeling GMO foods would only stoke those fears, and harm a beneficial thing, so it should not be allowed, the lawmakers and witnesses agreed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congrats, US House Agricultural Committee, which includes the following congressional members;

Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla.
Chairman

Bob Goodlatte, Va., Vice Chairman
Steve King, Iowa
Randy Neugebauer, Texas
Mike Rogers, Ala.
K. Michael Conaway, Texas
Glenn Thompson, Pa.
Bob Gibbs, Ohio
Austin Scott, Ga.
Scott Tipton, Colo.
Rick Crawford, Ark.
Martha Roby, Ala.
Scott Desjarlais, Tenn.
Chris Gibson, N.Y.
Vicky Hartzler, Mo.
Reid Ribble, Wis.
Kristi Noem, S.D.
Dan Benishek, Mich.
Jeff Denham, Calif.
Stephen Fincher, Tenn.
Doug LaMalfa, Calif.
Richard Hudson, N.C.
Rodney Davis, Ill.
Chris Collins, N.Y.
Ted Yoho, Fla.
Vance McAllister, La.

Democratic Minority

Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn.
Ranking Member

Mike McIntyre, N.C.
David Scott, Ga.
Jim Costa, Calif.
Timothy J. Walz, Minn.
Kurt Schrader, Ore.
Marcia Fudge, Ohio
Jim McGovern, Mass.
Suzan DelBene, Wash.
Gloria Negrete McLeod, Calif.
Filemon Vela, Texas
Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M.
Ann Kuster, N.H.
Rick Nolan, Minn.
Pete Gallego, Texas
William Enyart, Ill.
Juan Vargas, Calif.
Cheri Bustos, Ill.
Sean Patrick Maloney, N.Y.
Joe Courtney, Conn.
John Garamendi, Calif.

You have just collectively destroyed your chances for re-election, no matter how much of a "safe seat" you believe you have, because We the People know who owns you!!

This is not about public ignorance; it is about public knowledge of the harm GMO products can do, and refusing GMO labeling will push people harder into either growing their own fruits and vegetables, or eating completely organic, collapsing the GMO industry in this country.

Jul 11 08:49

1 mn gallons of oil-drilling byproducts leaked into N. Dakota drinking water

A North Dakota pipeline has hemorrhaged about 1 million gallons of oil-drilling saltwater into the ground of a native Indian reservation, with some of the byproduct suspected to have leaked into a lake that provides drinking water.

The spill of a toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation was discovered on Tuesday.

The cleanup is expected to last for weeks, according to Miranda Jones, vice president of environmental safety at Crestwood Midstream Services Inc. A subsidiary of Crestwood - Aero Pipeline LLC - owns the underground pipeline.

Jones believes the leak started over the Fourth of July weekend, but was only detected when the company was sorting through production loss reports, according to AP.

"This is something no company wants on their record, and we are working diligently to clean it up," Jones said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We now know who owns North Dakota legislators.

And for the First American people who live here, remediation will come far too little and far too late before they are poisoned by the waters provided by this lake.

Jul 11 08:40

New Séralini study shows Roundup damages sperm

Activist Post

A new study in rats found that Roundup altered testicular function after only 8 days of exposure at a concentration of only 0.5%, similar to levels found in water after agricultural spraying, writes Claire Robinson, Managing Editor of GMO Seralini...

Jul 11 08:25

Terminally-ill man charged with felonies for treating himself with marijuana

What a sick country!
LONG GROVE, IA — A man with terminal cancer of the blood vessels is being put on trial for growing marijuana plants that he used to ease his suffering. If he survives long enough to be convicted, he could face 3 years in prison, which he believes will be a certain death sentence.
Deadly Cancer

Benton Mackenzie, 48, languishes in pain in his parents basement, diagnosed with a rare disease called angiosarcoma, which leaves him covered in tumors that appear as painful skin lesions.

Angiosarcoma is one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of cancer. It accounts for only 0.1% of all adult cancers, and only 30% of patients survive more than 5 years, according to Angiosarcoma Awareness, Inc.

Jul 11 00:51

5 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Psychedelics Experts

Waking Times

A recent online course unraveled psychedelic science, medicine, art and spirituality.

Jul 11 00:49

Junk Food Encoded in Children’s DNA and Beyond

Waking Times

New study ponders impact of Western food and GMOs on posterity’s genes…

Through the emerging information from epigenetics – the study of environmental exposure on genes – it becomes apparent that we are not the body equivalent to Las Vegas. What happens to us doesn’t stay with us – it moves on.

Jul 10 18:46

Medicinal Cannabis: Suffering in the Service of Official Lies

Alexis Carey suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy that has left the nine-year-old unable to speak or use the bathroom. She is subject to violent seizures that can last an hour or longer. No relief is provided by any of the FDA-approved medications available.

Jul 10 17:28

Curiosity's got a puncture! Nasa seeks rapid solution as rover is left battered and bruised by Mars' rocks

A large hole has been spotted on the middle-right of the six wheels on Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover.

The coin-sized dent caused by a sharp rock has left a gaping hole in the tyre.

It is the newest of many bumps and bruises the 1-ton vehicle has experienced since it landed on the red planet in August 2012.

Jul 10 17:23

Cinnamon could fight Parkinson's: Spice found to be source of chemical that can help protect the brain

Cinnamon could be a secret weapon in the battle against Parkinson’s disease. Scientists have found that the spice is the source of a chemical that can protect the brain.

Our liver converts cinnamon into sodium benzoate, an approved drug used in the treatment for neural disorders.

In a study of mice at Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago, a team of researchers found that the chemical then enters the brain, stops the loss of proteins that help protect cells, protects neurons and improves motor functions.

Lead researcher Professor Kalipada Pahan told the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: ‘Cinnamon has been used widely as a spice throughout the world for centuries.

'This could potentially be one of the safest approaches to halt disease progression in Parkinson’s patients.’

Jul 10 17:16

Banished back to the space graveyard: 36-year-old ‘zombie’ spacecraft rescued from the abyss runs out of fuel

It was the DIY project that captured the hearts of space enthusiasts the world over - could a team of scientists really re-gain control of a long-thought dead spacecraft?

In late May they wowed us all by making first contact - but now the project has, sadly, come to an end.

Tanks on the spacecraft that were once full of nitrogen gas, needed to fire the thrusters, appear to be empty.

Jul 10 16:27

APD to buy 350-plus AR-15 rifles

Salt in the wounds!

Created: 07/09/2014 10:39 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

New Mexico's largest police department, mired in controversy over the use of excessive force, is about to supply military-style weapons to officers using taxpayer money.

The investigative team at KOB Eyewitness News 4 learned that Albuquerque Police awarded a bid to a local vendor for the purchase of AR-15 rifles -- the type of gun used to kill James Boyd in the foothills in March.

According to the request for bid, which ended two weeks ago, the department would likely purchase 350 guns in the first year of a two-year contract. Thereafter, it would order quantities of 50 as necessary.

"You're asking for trouble, in my opinion," Peter Simonson, Executive Director of the ACLU of New Mexico said.

Jul 10 15:13

A Fracking Boondoggle

A few years ago, Tammy Manning and her family moved to Franklin Forks, Pennsylvania, 10 miles from the New York state border. Unbeknownst to her, energy companies had started ramping up natural gas drilling operations near her home. When WPX Energy opened up two fracking wells near her property, Tammy noticed that something was very wrong in her household.

Jul 10 13:47

Consciousness Becoming Less Taboo Subject for Scientists

Researchers advocate for more scientific research on consciousness

Activist Post

Why does a relentless stream of subjective experiences normally fill your mind? Maybe that's just one of those mysteries that will always elude us.

Yet, research from Northwestern University suggests that consciousness lies well within the realm of scientific inquiry -- as impossible as that may currently seem. Although scientists have yet to agree on an objective measure to index consciousness, progress has been made with this agenda in several labs around the world...

Jul 10 13:37

Statin use can lead to heart failure: research

Promoters of statin drugs for high cholesterol often claim that this particular class of pharmaceutical is no more harmful than a placebo, providing vast benefits without inflicting any harm

Jul 10 13:05

EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval

The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules.

According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register. The notice claimed that federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order."

Jul 10 13:03

Filter On The Roof!

Following the IDF difficulties in defeating Hamas’s ballistic warfare, the Israeli Government is now urgently searching for contractors with some advanced experience in large scale reinforced concrete constructions. The mission ahead is the building of a solid concrete roof over the entire Jewish State. PM Netanyahu is determined that the only way to defend Israel’s populated area is to cover the Jewish State with a thick layer of iron and cement.

Jul 10 12:41

Washington’s Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington reeks of the stench of evil

Paul Craig Roberts

Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington’s laws even when Washington’s laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries. Washington issues ultimatums to sovereign nations to do as they are told or “be bombed into the stone age.”

Washington violates diplomatic immunity and forces down the planes of presidents of sovereign countries to be illegally searched.

Washington ordered its UK vassal to violate the laws and conventions governing political asylum and to refuse free passage to Julian Assange to Ecuador.

Washington ordered Russia to violate its laws and to hand over Edward Snowden.

Russia is strong enough to refuse to comply with Washington’s orders.

Jul 10 10:34

Is Monsanto Contributing To The Rise In Mass Shootings?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In January, 2013, I wrote an article entitled, “Psychiatric Drugs, School Violence, And The Big Pharma Cover-up,” where I discussed the importance of the CYP450 enzymes on the metabolism of pharmaceutical drugs and the potential for adverse effects of those drugs if the CYP450 enzyme was not functioning properly.

Studies conducted over the last decade have clearly demonstrated the link between adverse reactions to Psycho-Pharmaceutical medications and underactive or underperforming CYP450 enzymes. This has caused some to wonder whether or not the recent uptick in mass shootings and the obvious link to many of the perpetrators and prescription drugs could be related to the performance of the CYP450 enzymes. Additional research, however, is now causing more questions to be asked in reference to the connections that chemicals like Glyphosate may have in the inhibition of proper CYP450 performance and, thus, in the uptick in mass shootings...

Jul 10 10:08

The natural remedy for superbugs? Coriander oil could be used to cure food poisoning and MRSA, say scientists

Coriander oil could be used to cure a host of infections including food poisoning and the superbug MRSA, say researchers.

The herb extract is resistant to a range of toxic bacteria which cause infections that are resistant to drugs, a study has found.

Portuguese scientists tested samples of the oil – taken from the seeds of a coriander plant – against 12 lethal bacteria.

All showed reduced growth and most were killed by a solution containing less than 1.6 per cent of the oil.

The team from the University of Beira Interior found the oil attacks and kills the outer membrane of bacteria cells, including salmonella, E.coli and MRSA.

Jul 10 09:18

Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple Monsanto?

Monsanto's herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.
For years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of a chronic kidney disease epidemic that has hit Central America, India and Sri Lanka. The disease occurs in poor peasant farmers who do hard physical work in hot climes. In each instance, the farmers have been exposed to herbicides and to heavy metals. The disease is known as CKDu, for Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology. The "u" differentiates this illness from other chronic kidney diseases where the cause is known. Very few Western medical practitioners are even aware of CKDu, despite the terrible toll it has taken on poor farmers from El Salvador to South Asia.

David McQueen, a US delegate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who has since retired from the agency, explained the US position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That such toxic chemicals are allowed to be sold - ANYWHERE - demonstrates, without question, the toxic grip Monsanto has on politicians world-wide.

Jul 10 08:31

New Study finds Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide 125 Times More Toxic Than Regulators Say

A highly concerning new study published in the journal Biomedical Research International reveals that despite the still relatively benign reputation of agrochemicals such as Roundup herbicide, many chemical formulations upon which the modern agricultural system depend are far more toxic than present regulatory tests performed on them reveal. Roundup herbicide, for instance, was found to be 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation.

Jul 10 07:09

Salvadoran Farmers Successfully Oppose the Use of Monsanto Seeds

Farmers across El Salvador united to block a stipulation in a US aid package to their country that would have indirectly required the purchase of Monsanto genetically modified (GM) seeds.

Thousands of farmers, like 45-year-old farmer Juan Joaquin Luna Vides, prefer to source their seeds locally, and not to use Monsanto’s GM seeds.

“Transnational companies have been known to provide expired seeds that they weren’t able to distribute elsewhere,” said Vides, who heads the Diversified Production program at the Mangrove Association, a community development organization that works in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador.

“We would like the US embassy and the misinformed media outlets [that are pressuring the Salvadoran government to change their procurement procedure] to know more about the reality of national producers and recognize the food sovereignty of the country,” he added.

Jul 10 06:21

Statin use can lead to heart failure: research

Promoters of statin drugs for high cholesterol often claim that this particular class of pharmaceutical is no more harmful than a placebo, providing vast benefits without inflicting any harm. But credible scientific research suggests otherwise, having determined in multiple instances that taking statins tends to deplete levels of a key coenzyme responsible for protecting against heart failure.

This coenzyme is known as coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, and the medical establishment is reluctant to ever talk about it in relation to statins.

Jul 10 05:41

Bird Decline Linked To Controversial Pesticide

Insect-eating birds are in decline in areas of the Netherlands where farmers have used pesticides that are suspected of killing honey bees, which are vital to crop pollination, a study showed on Wednesday.

The study shows the first evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides, which were recently restricted in the European Union because of worries about bees, are having knock-on effects on larger creatures by reducing insect prey such as mosquitoes or beetles, writes Reuters.

Jul 10 05:09

DESPERATION ON THE CUSP OF MADNESS - Global warming is creating MORE ice

Global warming is creating MORE ice: Antarctic levels reach a record high because of climate change, scientists claim
Claim was made by Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, when speaking to Harold Ambler at Talking About the Weather

Shift is caused by water melting from beneath the Antarctic ice shelves
Scientists claim it is then re-frozen back on surface, increasing sea ice
However Nasa warns that growing Antarctic sea ice is less significant a measure than declining Arctic sea ice when assessing climate change
Antarctica’s sea ice set a record this week, reaching 815,448 square miles (1,312,000 square km) of ice above its normal range

Jul 09 22:08

Team of Ecologists Estimate That We Could See Salt-Water Fish Extinction In Just Over 30 Years

Waking Times

After analyzing several different kinds of data relating to biodiversity, researchers have stated that overfishing, pollution, and habitat loss will be responsible for a loss of most ocean species by 2048

Jul 09 22:04

12 Negative Aspects of Consuming Cannabis

Waking Times

The progressing liberation of cannabis has been brought about by a surge in information on the positive medical and recreational benefits of this healing plant. There is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating how this plant can be of tremendous medicinal value in fighting and coping with many diseases and illnesses such as cancer, autism, fybromyalgia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and even ADHD.

Jul 09 17:58

Breaking news!: Sunni insurgents take over nuclear materials in northern Iraq

They just keep tryin to set up a false flag! Some of the commenters have already caught on. Not goin ta work!

Iraq says “terrorist groups” have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north. Iraq's UN envoy has appealed for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

According to Iraq's UN ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, about 40 kilograms of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University. He added that such materials "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," Alhakim told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

Jul 09 16:44

Statin prescriptions treble in ten years to hit almost 60million: NHS spends £100m handing out pills to seven million Britons

And this is set to rise further after next week, when it is thought that the health watchdog will urge GPs to offer many more patients statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

...

But many leading doctors remain sceptical about their benefits and point out that they could lead to type 2 diabetes and debilitating muscle pain.

...

It has also emerged that six of the panel of 12 experts drawing up NICE’s guidelines have financial ties to firms which make statins or similar drugs.

Jul 09 16:24

Texas confirms first case of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

The virus has spread rapidly through the Caribbean and parts of Latin America

Jul 09 15:37

Build blue-collar self reliance with the prepper’s blueprint

My daddy would unroll a blueprint across the hood of his old GMC truck each morning

Men wearing Carhartt overalls and hard hats would cradle black coffee in thermos cups with calloused hands waiting to be assigned their task for the day.

Jul 09 14:54

Coming soon: Bill Gates-funded birth control microchip

(Truthstream Media.com)

Here's one more for the coming "Internet of Things" — an implantable birth control microchip could hit the U.S. market by 2018 thanks to funding by globalist billionaire and population control enthusiast Bill Gates.

The new microchip implant reportedly lasts up to 16 years and can be controlled via wireless remote device, but don't worry; researchers are quick to reassure that each microchip comes with "secure encryption" (you know, the kind that's even being hacked and exploited in the new smart light bulbs).

Jul 09 13:27

Babies on psychiatric drugs: crime with no punishment

Babies. Poisoning the brains and nervous systems of babies. Claiming to know babies have a mental disorder. Babies. 0-1 years old.

Jul 09 11:34

DARPA Awards $40 Million to UCLA, University of Pennsylvania to Develop Memory Implants

DARPA has awarded $40 million towards memory restoration technologies aimed at helping military service people cope with brain injuries. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said that the new Restoring Active Memory (RAM) will help design and “develop wireless, fully implantable neural-interface medical devices that can serve as ‘neuroprosthetics’”

Jul 09 11:17

‘Smart’ light bulbs reveal wi-fi passwords

The LIFX lightbulb, yet another addition to the “Internet of things,” allows a user to remotely change a network-connected bulb’s color and strength from a computer or cell phone.

Jul 09 11:06

Texas officials: ‘Obama to blame for swine flu outbreak from illegal migrants’ — Mass graves readied

It has now been openly admitted that two illegal migrant children, housed in U.S. military camps, have been infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus so feared by many.

Jul 09 09:54

Rhode Island May Use DNA to Track Students; Federal Bill Passes House

Currently, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 mandates collecting blood samples from every newborn by heel prick. Labs then screen the samples for diseases. While many states allow for discarding the samples at that point, this bill would collect each newborn’s DNA in federal databases for subsequent medical research and, in one state, tracking its owners’ education progress.

Jul 09 09:30

VA denied 80 percent of disability claims filed by Gulf War veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released data that shows 80 percent of disability claims filed by Gulf War veterans for conditions related to the war have been denied, citing “inadequate and insufficient evidence” to indicate that the cancers, chronic fatigue and migraines they suffer from are service-related.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those b#stards: how dare they have done that to our Vets?!?!!

Look, folks, the reality here is, the older I get, the more viscerally Quaker I become about war.

But for the men and women who put their lives on the line, I am firmly of the opinion that they should get the same level of medical care as does Dick Cheney; they have earned it!!

Jul 09 07:56

Ben & Jerry's Switches To Non-GMO Ingredients And Supports GMO Labeling

Major ice cream manufacturer, Ben & Jerry's, has announced a major shift in how they produce their flavors. They are shifting all their ice cream flavors away from containing genetically modified ingredients (corn, soy, and sugar beets) and have already made headway with 14 of their most popular varieties.

Jul 09 07:26

Stem cell patient ACCIDENTALLY grows a NOSE on her back eight years after surgeons injected tissue there to try to cure her paralysis

A woman has developed a nose-like growth eight years after a stem cell treatment to cure her paralysis failed.

At the Hospital de Egas Moniz in Lisbon, Portugal, the unnamed woman, a U.S. citizen, had tissue from her nose implanted in her spine.

Doctors hoped the cells would develop into neural cells and help repair the nerve damage to the woman's spine.

But the treatment failed.

However, last year, eight years after the stem cell operation, the woman, then 28, complained of increasing pain in the area.

Doctors discovered a three-centimetre-long growth, which was found to be mainly nasal tissue, as well as bits of bone and nerve branches that had not connected with the spinal nerves.

Jul 09 06:44

Hillary Clinton says she supports GMOs

The darling of the Democratic Party, Hillary Rodham Clinton, says she supports genetically modified food, making her no different from most other American politicians from both major political parties.

In a recent speech before the world's largest biotechnology meeting in San Diego, Clinton -- who commands speaking fees of about $225,000 per speech -- was enthusiastic in her support for the use of GMOs in farming and agriculture in general. She also spoke positively of using taxpayer-funded federal financial subsidies as payoffs to American companies, to keep them from relocating outside the United States.

Jul 09 06:37

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Found To Be 125X More Toxic Than Regulators Claim

Roundup herbicide was manufactured by Monsanto and is one of the worlds most widely used herbicides around the world. Numerous studies have emerged linking its main ingredient, glyphosate, to a number of health ailments that include cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and more.

A new study published in the journal Biomedical Research International shows that Roundup herbicide is 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation.

Jul 09 06:21

Hillary Clinton says she supports GMOs

The darling of the Democratic Party, Hillary Rodham Clinton, says she supports genetically modified food, making her no different from most other American politicians from both major political parties.

Jul 08 19:02

California Charged with 'Rubber-Stamping' Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths

Environmental groups on Tuesday called out the state of California for illegally pushing new agricultural uses for certain pesticides despite mounting evidence that they are devastating honeybee populations.

A suit (pdf) filed by Earthjustice charges that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is "rubber-stamping" the approval of new pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids or neonics, "without first complying with laws enacted to ensure that they are safe."

Jul 08 17:43

‘Swimming pool for bacteria’: There could be life on Mars today - new study

Water, near and on the surface of Mars, melts rapidly enough when combined with salt to allow bacterial life to flourish, despite the freezing temperatures on the planet, a new study from the University of Michigan claims.

The discovery came after NASA expert at the time, Nilton Renno, noticed droplets of what seemed to be water on the robotic arm of the Phoenix spacecraft when it landed on the Red Planet in 2008. Back then, the “droplets” prompted a huge debate, with scientists arguing if they were really ice or actually water – crucial to allowing life to grow – and if the latter, how it melted in temperatures that vary from -120 C to -21 C.

Jul 08 16:25

Supermassive Black Holes Blows Hydrogen Gas at Million Kilometers per hour

The scientists have found that the supermassive black holes that are present in several galaxies are emitting molecular hydrogen gas in immense quantities and that too at insane rate.

According to the researchers at University of Sheffield, these celestial bodies are ejecting the gas at an unbelievable speed which sometimes reaches 1 million kilometers per hour.

The gas emitted by these supermassive black holes is cold.

Jul 08 13:55

Indiana Storing Blood & DNA of 2 Million Children Without Parents’ Consent

Xavier, Lincoln, Theo and millions of other Indiana children all have something in common: the state of Indiana is storing their blood and DNA in an undisclosed state warehouse.

Jul 08 13:53

Doctors: TPP Would Trample Access to Medicines

International humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières warned Monday that the highly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership will further erode access to life saving medicines in all countries involved in the deal, hitting poor and vulnerable people the hardest.

The organization joins a crescendo of voices warning of the potentially deadly effects of the mammoth pact as another round of closed-door negotiations commences in Ottawa, Canada.

Jul 08 13:19

Groups Challenge California’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Today, environmental and food safety groups challenged California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honeybees.

Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, and Beyond Pesticides, represented by Earthjustice, filed the legal challenge in the California Superior Court for the County of Alameda, urging the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to stop approving neonicotinoid pesticides pending its completion of a comprehensive scientific review of impacts to honeybees. DPR began its scientific review in early 2009 after it received evidence that neonicotinoids are killing bees, but five years later, DPR has yet to take meaningful action to protect bees.

Jul 08 13:14

Oops - We forgot about that box of smallpox vials in the storage room...

Vials of one of the world's most deadly viruses have been sitting in an unsecured storage room in a research building for decades.

The contagion?

Variola...otherwise known as the virus that causes smallpox.

Jul 08 13:03

‘Smart’ Lightbulbs Reveal Wi-Fi Passwords

The LIFX lightbulb, yet another addition to the “Internet of things,” allows a user to remotely change a network-connected bulb’s color and strength from a computer or cell phone.

White-hat hackers with the UK-based security firm Context released their findings this week after successfully obtaining Wi-Fi credentials from 30 meters away.

Jul 08 12:27

Monsanto begins compensating victims of dioxin exposure

Residents of a West Virginia town that formerly hosted a Monsanto factory that produced noxious, cancer-causing chemicals can begin receiving assistance promised through a 2012, multi-million-dollar settlement.

A long-promised claims office finally opened up on First Avenue in Nitro, WV on Tuesday this week, meaning residents there will now be able to drop by five-days a week through October 31 in order to learn about what kind of coverage they are eligible to receive.

Jul 08 11:13

5 Shocking Places Where Fracking Is Taking Off

By now, many people have heard about the booming Bakken Shale in North Dakota where there is a mad rush for oil, enabled by the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a practice that pumps millions of gallons of water, chemicals and sand underground to break rock and release hydrocarbons.

Jul 08 10:33

Vials of Smallpox Virus Found in Unapproved Maryland Lab

The National Institutes of Health announced today that vials of the virus that causes smallpox were found in a laboratory on its Bethesda, Maryland, campus, which was unequipped and unapproved to handle the deadly pathogen.

Jul 08 10:04

Barefoot and Pregnant: The Supreme Court and the War on Women

There really is a war on women, and recently the U.S. Supreme Court has made the conduct of that war even easier. Due to majority decisions by this court, women are now more vulnerable in their physical persons and in their ability to plan their economic lives.

This is a war because war involves both physical injury as well as economic deprivation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I respectfully disagree with the Reverend's perspective here. This is not at all about access to birth control; it is a question of who pays for it.

I do not know if she has priced birth control recently. However, the monthly cost of birth control in this country, if one is using a generic birth control pill, is not that expensive at all. As reported at womenshealthmag.com:

ou scour supermarkets for the cheapest shampoo and the best deal on laundry detergent, so why shouldn’t you look for a bargain when filling your prescription? Call around and research your pill online to price your drug at the big pharmacies. Bonus: Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and most of the others have prescription savings clubs. You can get a 90-day supply of the drug for $12 on some of the plans.

That comes out to less than 14 cents per day; not a huge expenditure.

Jul 08 09:57

Junk food gets encoded in DNA of future children, scientists discover

The next time you wolf down that Big Mac with large fries consider you may be affecting more than your own waistline. Scientists now say an unhealthy diet can be encoded into DNA, which is passed down to future generations.

Jul 08 09:56

Boycott Threatened Against Brain Mapping Project: Are Scientists Coming To Their Senses?

Nicholas West
Activist Post

The warp-speed developments in neuroscience have prompted recent warnings from human rights organizations and prominent scientists alike that the pace of development in robotics, artificial intelligence, and human brain study is outpacing ethical parameters.

Now it appears that even scientists inside the field which is receiving a massive influx of money into this type of research are calling to put on the brakes before the initiative is completely misdirected and mismanaged...

Jul 08 09:44

Myanmar's Facebook Block Could Signal More to Come

In early March, Yangon—the former capital of Myanmar (Burma)—played host to a conference held by the East-West Center, called "Challenges of a Free Press."

Jul 08 09:22

Agent Orange ingredient 2,4-D could soon be sprayed on thousands of fields near U.S. schools

Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, is seeking permission to spray a toxic Agent Orange ingredient across agricultural fields within blocks of thousands of U.S. schools, a report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has warned.

"[H]undreds of thousands of children across the country will be at risk of increased exposure to the harmful chemical compound 2,4-D if the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] approves a new weed killer mixture called 'Enlist DuoTM,'" the report says.

Jul 08 09:08

36-Year-Old NASA Probe's Engines Successfully Fired Up by Private Team

An old NASA spacecraft under the control of a private team fired its thrusters yesterday (July 2) for the first time in a generation.

NASA's International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 probe (ISEE-3), which the agency retired in 1997, performed the maneuver in preparation for a larger trajectory correction next week. The spacecraft hadn't fired its engines since 1987, ISEE-3 Reboot Project team members said.

Jul 08 09:02

Halbig v. Burwell: The next big Obamacare case

In brief, these cases claim the IRS has exceeded its statutory authority in authorizing tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies on federal exchanges because the PPACA only authorizes tax credits for the purchase of insurance on an exchange “established by the State under Section 1311.” Section 1311 instructs states to create exchanges. Federal exchanges are established under Section 1321 of the Act.

At one level these cases present a straightforward statutory interpretation question. The text is clear and does not contradict any other provisions in the Act. That would seem to settle the matter.

Jul 08 08:27

Nurse: VA Medical Staff Stole Morphine From Dying Patients

Vials of morphine were systemically stolen from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and replaced with water and saline so that dying veterans got the wrong treatments, a longtime VA nurse told The Daily Caller.

Jul 08 08:23

Fifty new Ebola cases and 25 deaths in West Africa - WHO

Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3, as the deadly virus continues to spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is at least one confirmed death from Ebola in Ghana. The WHO list is incomplete.

Jul 08 08:08

Spain Arrests Eight in Raid Against Jihadist Cell Led by Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
June 16, 2014 12:56 pm

Spanish police arrested eight people on Monday in a raid against a jihadist cell in Madrid, AFP reports. The recruitment network was led by a former Guantanamo Bay inmate.

Police have so far launched 12 raids in the Spanish capital, detaining eight people, and the investigation remains open, Spain’s interior ministry said in a statement.

The Islamic cell found and dispatched recruits for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants based in Syria and Iraq, the ministry said.

Jul 08 08:06

Junk food gets encoded in DNA of future children, scientists discover

The next time you wolf down that Big Mac with large fries consider you may be affecting more than your own waistline. Scientists now say an unhealthy diet can be encoded into DNA, which is passed down to future generations.

By now, most people have heard various negative things about a Western diet: it is too fatty, too salty and too sugary. It can cause problems to the immune system, disturb the chemical makeup of the stomach, and, perhaps the most obvious of all symptoms, lead to obesity.

Jul 08 08:05

Small Dietary Changes to Reduce Serious Disease Risks in Diabetics

by Dr. K.J. McLaughlin

I always like to provide the most recent evidence regarding how you can improve your own health status. Health tips that involve small changes are usually a great place for you to start to become a healthier person.

In my opinion, even small changes to your diet can often make a large impact on certain factors that could put you at greater risk for the development of disease or help you manage a specific disease.

Type 2 diabetes is a case in point. Did you know that you can reduce your risk of serious heart disease if you have diabetes just by changing your diet? Yes, it’s true that even some small changes in your present diet can affect those at risk of developing more serious complications due to type 2 diabetes...

Jul 08 07:44

Nyaho Clinic suspected Ebola virus patient dies

The American who was suspected to be carrying the Ebola virus at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra is reported dead after blood testing on him revealed signs of the disease were glaring.

The said American, name withheld, died yesterday afternoon while under surveillance at the infirmary.

He arrived from Guinea on Sunday and reported at the clinic for medical attention.

As a result, Ghana’s Health Ministry is currently having a crunch meeting with stakeholders on the matter.

Jul 08 07:37

One Fifth Of Detroit To Be Bulldozed

We let the bums in DC destroy our country!

(Barbara Speed) Bad news for fans of ruin porn: Detroit is hoping to rid itself of its unique collection of dilapidated buildings and elegantly rubbish-strewn abandoned lots, and all within the next five years.

In May, a group ominously titled the “Detroit Blight Removal Task Force” released a report claiming that around 22 per cent of the city’s properties were “blighted” – vacant, damaged or considered dangerous. They also found that, of the 84,000 properties owned by public entities, just over 5,000 were occupied by squatters, making the city of Detroit, the report’s authors noted, “a very large and inadvertent landlord”.

The task force’s proposed solution is to demolish it all over the next five years and start again. Unfortunately, the plan doesn’t extend to rebuilding the properties – it’ll be down to private companies and developers to buy up the land and rebuild.

Jul 08 07:26

Withdrawing Political Legitimacy

We hear these words today: tipping point. We hear a similar phrase: inflection point. These are two names for the same process.

There are two versions of this process. One points to a lift-off. The other points to a crash.

I am no fan of revolution. I understand Engels' point: nothing is more centralizing than a revolution.

You want bumper sticker slogans? I've got them. "Reform, not revolution." "De-fund, don't capture." "Withdraw Washington's legitimacy."

This is why we are not headed for a revolution. We are headed toward secession.

The heart of this decentralized, unorganized secession movement is this: the withdrawal of political legitimacy, voter by voter.

Jul 08 07:22

Cuba Develops Four Cancer Vaccines, Ignored by the Media

The fact that Cuba has already developed four cancer vaccines undoubtedly is big news for humanity if you bear in mind that according to the World Health Organization nearly 8 million people die from that disease every year. However, the monopoly media have completely ignored this reality.

Jul 08 07:07

Obamacare drug benefits block access to vital medicines

An estimated eight million people have signed up for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Obama administration has touted this figure as proof that significant numbers of Americans now have access to “affordable,” “high quality,” health care. A look behind the numbers, however—examining the actual content of the plans offered through what is commonly known as Obamacare—reveals a different story.

Jul 08 06:50

3 Sneaky New Ways Big Pharma Is Churning Profits in 2014

If you are like most people, you have been watching “Ask Your Doctor” drug ads on TV for years. The ads, called direct-to-consumer drug advertising, have done two amazing things. They have made drugs like Claritin, Lipitor and the “Purple Pill” financial blockbusters–and they have, to a certain extent, “sold” the conditions behind them.

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