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Mar 23 15:53

You’re being lied to – GMO labelling will NOT make food more expensive

Here’s the truth: changing labels has no impact on the price of food. Food companies change their labels all the time to highlight innovations or make new claims.

Mar 23 15:46

White House regulates fracking but environmentalists call new rules weak

Majority of fracking in California occurs on private land, meaning the new federal rules won't apply there

Mar 23 14:32

Detroit to post 800 water shutoff notices per day

The Detroit water department is prepared to hang about 800 shutoff notices a day on doors across the city, a department official said Thursday.

Mar 23 14:19

Hawaii Organic Farming Association Facebook Page

Save the date: March 28!
Help promote Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities, Healthy Ahupua’a by attending a one-day, hands-on event sponsored by Down To Earth and the Hawaii Organic Farming Association.
For more info, visit Down to Earth Hawaii's Eventbrite page
www.d2e.co/HOFAfarmday

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Mar 23 14:18

Supernatural Agriculture

Supernatural Agriculture is a web site devoted to the inherent spirituality of growing food & medicine in a way that respects the environment of this unique planet we all share. Up until the beginning of 20th century, the ability to survive and thrive on this planet depended on having an intimate relationship with the forces of nature; our global economy was literally fueled by the sun and the process of photosynthesis. We grew most of our food, fiber, fuel and pharmaceuticals. With the exploitation of coal and oil, our lifestyle changed from a carbohydrate based reality to one fueled by hydrocarbons. Survival and security was now in the hands of the oil and banking interests. Instead of the small family farmer, the banks, corporations, and laboratories now grew the food and food-like substances we now get at the local supermarket.

Has this change from carbohydrates to hydrocarbons made for a happier and healthier global culture? Has it brought stability and wealth to our lives?

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Mar 23 14:18

Hawaii Organic Farming Association

HOFA members are people like you who care about the food they eat and its impact on the environment. Our membership is made up of local organic farmers, distributors, retailers, students, and consumers wishing to support and promote organic agriculture in Hawaii.

You do not need to be certified organic to be a member. Members receive notices of events, workshops, conferences and seminars.

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Mar 23 14:09

Exercise Might Help His Sex Life - Study

Men who get little physical activity have difficulty getting physical...

Mar 23 12:51

El Salvador Farmers Successfully Defy Monsanto

Farmers in El Salvador are acutely aware of the importance of producing their own seeds, and avoiding those from the bioengineering giant. The farmers, who have already been consistently outperforming Monsanto with their seed, as the local seed is far healthier and more productive, have just managed to bring about a giant defeat of Monsanto by preventing it from supplying El Salvador with its seeds. Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture released a new round of contracts to provide seed to subsistence farmers across the country.

Mar 23 11:36

SCIENTISTS AGREE – MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP IS CARCINOGENIC

Are the full body protective suits not enough of a tip off that pesticides are toxic? If not, consider this: Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide – the most widely used and best-selling herbicide in the U.S. and one of the world’s most popular weed-killers – has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Mar 23 11:32

Black Days Coming for Whites

On the heels of recent reports stating that the number of non-white children under five years of age will surpass whites by 2020 and that whites will be a minority within the United States by the year 2043, seven years sooner than previously projected by the Census Bureau, on March 4 AMERICAN FREE PRESS interviewed popular radio talk show host Robert Reyvolt to get a better understanding of the situation.

Mar 23 11:25

World's largest asteroid impact zone believed to be uncovered in central Australia

A team lead by Dr Andrew Glikson from the Australian National University (ANU) said two ancient craters found in central Australia were believed to have been caused by one meteorite that broke in two.

Mar 23 11:13

Drought-ravaged L.A. looking to 'sponge up' every bit of rainwater

This area of Los Angeles is what economists might call "economically disadvantaged." But one block in the heart of this struggling neighbourhood has gone through a $2.7-million retrofit.

Now, on this block, instead of channelling the rainwater run-off to the sea, the city is collecting it.

For a state that is in the midst of a massive three-year drought, and a city that has already begun water rationing, this is, almost literally, a godsend.

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Maybe if the Federal Government had allowed the water management system in this country deteriorate through neglect in order to spend the taxpayers' money on wars and Wall Street, Los Angeles would not be in this mess! But as of now, the aquaduct system and water mains are cracked and leaking millions of gallons of drinking water into areas that do not need it. But human-caused global warming gets the blame!

Mar 23 10:51

64 Flowers That Are Good For Local Bee Populations

Here is an exhaustive list of flowers that help bees - a very easy way to help the dying population...

Mar 23 10:50

"Forest Bathing" Increases Immunity

But researchers in Japan, where the tradition called shinri-yoku, or “forest bathing” is still strong, have discovered some biochemical reasons...

Mar 23 10:21

Local Newspaper Dares to Report About Vaccine-Damaged Children Receiving Financial Compensation from Vaccine Court

The corporate media won’t report such cases because their bottom line is more important than being honest with their readers, but vaccine damages do occur, even if the big newspapers don’t want to risk their pharmaceutical industry ad purchases to tell you about them.

But not all media is corrupted in that manner, so our hats go off to the small-time Charlotte Observer, of Charlotte, North Carolina, which had the courage to tell the story of a local resident whose child has no future, thanks to vaccines.

As the paper reported in its February 28 edition online:

As they started their family, Mooresville residents Theresa and Lucas Black dutifully got their children immunized, never doubting their doctor’s word that vaccines are safe and necessary.

But their faith in those promises was shaken in 2001, when their 3-month-old daughter, Angelica, developed life-threatening seizures and brain damage just three days after getting several vaccinations.

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IF you are a parent with a small child, please get all the pros and cons of vaccinations.

Please be aware that your Doctor has been fully indoctrinated by the pharmaceutical industrial complex that all is well here with all vaccines, including the combination vaccines, but that may well not be the reality.

Just check the facts, before you go into any medical office to get your kids vaccinated, because your doctor has been trained to protect the pharmaceutical industry over and above your kids.

Mar 23 10:02

Colombia drug debate revived as herbicide deemed carcinogen

The new labeling of the world's most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a French-based research arm of the World Health Organization, has reclassified the herbicide glyphosate as a result of what it said is convincing evidence the chemical produces cancer in lab animals and more limited findings it causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in humans.

The ruling on Thursday is likely to send shockwaves around the globe, where the glyphosate-containing herbicide Roundup is a mainstay of industrial agriculture.

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"Not only will we eradicate the cocoa plants;we'll also eradicate the people living in the general vicinity of those plants!!" - official White House souse.

Mar 23 09:57

A self-driving car is set to start a road trip across the country Sunday. The 3,500-mile trip from California to New York is the longest automated drive ever attempted in North America.

A self-driving car is set to start a road trip across the country Sunday.
The 3,500-mile trip from California to New York is the longest automated drive ever attempted in North America.
Delphi Automotive PLC's vehicle is the driverless-car making the trip, according to a press release.

Mar 23 09:35

An Earthquake Measuring 6.1 Occurred In The North Of Chile

Tremors were recorded in 01.51 local time on 33 km south-east of Putre. The earthquake lies at a depth of 128.1 kilometers. An earthquake measuring 6.1 occurred in the north of Chile, said on Monday the US Geological Survey.

http://whatisusa.info/an-earthquake-measuring-6-1-occurred-in-the-nort...

Mar 23 09:29

Not a Conspiracy Theory: Boeing Patents Star Wars-Style Microwave Energy Forcefield

“A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design — named “Method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc” — uses energy to deflect potential damage..."

Mar 23 09:23

Marijuana Has Become More Potent Than Ever Before

According to information presented Monday at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, the modern marijuana effect is much stronger than the grass, which traded in the past generation.

http://whatisusa.info/marijuana-has-become-more-potent-than-ever-before/

Mar 23 09:13

Protests Target Gates Foundation Secret Meeting on Africa’s Seed Systems

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are sponsoring a secret meeting Monday in London to promote a recent report detailing in clear terms how to privatize the seed and agricultural markets of Africa– without African stakeholders having a seat at the table...

Mar 23 08:12

Santa Barbara County patient monitored for Ebola to be treated at Los Angeles hospital

A Santa Barbara County woman monitored for Ebola was being taken Sunday night to a Los Angeles area hospital as a "precautionary measure" after displaying signs of illness.

Mar 23 07:21

Top 10 reasons GMOs should be labeled

We all know that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have not been proven safe based on the fact that there are no long-term studies on the health affects of GMOs or their associated pesticides

Mar 23 07:06

Oil and gas industry pumping more toxic waste into drinking water aquifers

Until recently, little was known about the liquid mixture of chemicals that are used to crack geological formations in the ground, releasing profitable natural oil and gas. Today, we know that the injection mixture contains over 200 different chemicals, including diesel, biocides and benzene.

While previous reports alleged that groundwater contamination caused by fracking was a result of faulty equipment, NBC Bay Area's investigation unveils a deliberate act that is much more sinister.

Mar 23 07:05

Vaccine witch hunt accelerates as city council members told they cannot have opinions on vaccines unless the opinions match official propaganda

A member of the Spokane, Washington, City Council says he was threatened with removal from a health panel if he espoused anything other than the consensus view that vaccines for children should be mandatory.

In an interview with local CBS affiliate KREM, Councilman Mike Fagan says other council members called on him to resign from the Board of Health following comments he made about vaccines.

His vaccine crime was stating that he did not believe that the "science of vaccinations is not settled yet" regarding vaccines, according to a separate report by Health Impact News.

Mar 23 06:50

‘Nature’s revenge’: Dead Sea surrounded by 3,000+ sinkholes growing at alarming rate

Hundreds of sinkholes are forming each year around the drying Dead Sea that could face being completely parched by 2050. Its basin shrinks by a meter per year due to severe water mismanagement.

“It’s nature's revenge,” Gidon Bromberg, the Israeli Director at EcoPeace Middle East, told ABC. EcoPeace unites environmental activists

Mar 22 19:35

What It's Really Like To Live With Depression (9 pics)

Time to Change has launched “Get the Picture”, which is a campaign that shows real life people dealing depression. It's a great look at something that a lot of people don't understand.

Mar 22 14:11

VIDEO: Taking the F 015 Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car for a Spin

A sneak peek inside the Mercedes F 015 concept car, the company’s vision of a driverless future. The design turns the car into a shared social space where any passenger can interact with the vehicle.

Mar 22 13:29

Dead Doctors Don't Lie - The Original 1994 Tape

By Nobel Prize Nominee Dr. Joel Wallach -What is nutrition? Learn the secret. Get started by watching

Mar 22 12:19

Big Pharma used "statistical deception" to sell deadly statin scam to Americans, study concludes

"[S]tatin advocates have used statistical deception to create the illusion that statins are 'wonder drugs,' when the reality is that their modest benefits are more than offset by their adverse effects," wrote the authors in their paper.

Mar 22 11:49

Study: Walmart and other major retailers are ‘making us fat’

It is more likely the kinds of cheap food that are available which are making us sick and fat

Mar 22 10:52

Mercury in seafood – What is safer and what to avoid

The Bioaccumulation of Mercury in Its Most Toxic Form

Mar 22 10:42

Ice Age 2050s certainty

Mar 22 10:09

How Did They Know? Examining 9/11 Foreknowledge of WTC Building 7’s Destruction

If someone were observing the fires in WTC 7 and able to determine, in the last few moments of the building’s existence, that a peculiar set of circumstances was beginning to threaten the building, that would be one thing. But to receive warnings of the building’s collapse well before this set of circumstances arose raises suspicion. Yet, a detailed study of the FDNY reports shows that of the thirty-three cases where the time of warning can be determined, in ten cases warnings were received two or more hours in advance, and in six cases warnings were apparently received four or more hours in advance. (See MacQueen’s “Waiting for Seven…” at page 4.) In other words, the warnings came long before the unique set of circumstances had allegedly come together to cause the building’s collapse.

Mar 22 10:05

The Great GMO Legitimation Crisis

Even with this power and political influence at its disposal, the GMO agritech industry is far from being a success. Much of its profits actually derive from failure: for example, Andrew Kimbrell notes that after having chosen to ignore science, the industry’s failing inputs are now to be replaced with more destined-to-fail and ever-stronger poisonous inputs. The legacy of poisoned environments and ecological devastation is for someone else to deal with. In his book, Steven Druker has shown that from very early on the US government has colluded with the GMO agritech sector to set a ‘technical fix-failure-technical fix‘ merry-go-round in motion.

This system is designed to stumble from one crisis to the next, all the while hiding behind the banners of ‘innovation’ or ‘research and development’. But it’s all good business. And that’s all that really matters to the industry.

Mar 22 09:18

Cyclone Pam casualties: 'Many' in Vanuatu found vomiting, sick, injury-infected

A Cyclone Pam report released Saturday in Vanuatu confirms accuracy of some of the worst predictions regarding human rights abuses outer islanders awaiting water and health care: more accounts of death, serious casualties, infected injuries and disease from contaminated water. The new official report by a rapid response team highlights over a week of suffering in four inhabited Shepherd's Islands group in Vanuatu's northern stretch. A UN statement made Saturday, following the rapid assessment reports of other outer islands, asserts that lack of water has posed a "grave heath threat, particularly to children."

Mar 22 09:05

What’s Your “Daily Value” of Glyphosate?

by Catherine J. Frompovich

Do readers know what glyphosate is? Or, what the Daily Value (DV) is? Are you aware that there are glyphosate residues present in almost every food or edible product U.S. consumers eat? However, as yet, there are no minimum or maximum Daily Values for dietary intake guidelines designated by the U.S. FDA or any other federal health agency for glyphosate—a toxic herbicide in foods...

Mar 22 08:50

Liberia investigates how latest Ebola patient got infected, after weeks with no cases

Liberian officials were investigating Saturday how the country's latest Ebola patient became infected, after weeks with no cases of the disease in the country.

Liberia has seen the most deaths in the Ebola outbreak, with more than 4,200 of the more than 10,000 dead across West Africa. Since Liberia discharged its last case on March 5, it was counting down the 42 days that a country must wait in order to be declared Ebola-free.

But on Friday, officials said a new patient tested positive. In a worrying sign, she doesn't seem to be linked to any of the people on an Ebola contacts list and says she has not traveled recently to the neighboring infected countries of Sierra Leone and Guinea, said Dr. Francis Kateh, acting head of the Liberia Ebola Case Management Team.

Mar 22 08:15

Drowning in Garbage — Some Creative Solutions

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

Along with generally unstable governments and economic woes, the developing world has another, somewhat insidious problem: plastic pollution.

International corporations, seeking markets in developing countries, bring along with them a particular form of “baggage”—waste products and refuse. Coca-Cola bottles, Frito bags, Twinkie wrappers—in large part, the packaging solution for multinationals is plastic. The developing world largely lacks the infrastructure in place to deal with this petrochemical polymer influx and plastic garbage has become a major environmental concern, with the impact felt world-wide...

Mar 22 08:00

"Data Trespass," Wyoming's Fancy Name for Ag-Gag

But this is Wyoming, "the cowboy state," and ranchers don't take kindly to being told where their cattle can roam. So last week, Governor Matt Mead signed Senate file 12, a bill that makes it a felony to trespass to unlawfully collect data, and prohibits any data collected "unlawfully" from being used in and civil, criminal or administrative proceeding. Animal rights and environmental activists are calling it an "Ag-gag" law, and, according to Wyoming Public Radio, "Wyoming agriculture interests are supporting the bill to thwart environmental researchers, who, they claim, often collect environmental data to support their legal efforts." But legislators say it's all to do with property rights and privacy.

Mar 22 07:59

How a Small Quaker Group Forced PNC Bank to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal

After five years of action by Earth Quaker Action Team, PNC Bank announced a shift in its policy on March 2 that will effectively cease its financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.

This marks a major turnaround for the nation’s seventh largest bank, which for years refused to budge on this issue. After more than 125 actions, their desire to continue business as usual proved no match for Earth Quaker Action Team, or EQAT, and our allies.

Mar 22 03:48

Too ‘dramatic’: Monsanto shuns WHO verdict that Roundup ‘probably’ causes cancer

The active ingredient in the world’s most widely-used Roundup herbicide has been classified as “probably” carcinogenic to humans by a branch of the World Health Organization. The agrochemical giant Monsanto, has immediately rejected the new conclusions.

Mar 21 17:35

The extinct dinosaur called The Individual

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

“Give up your dreams, if you must. Cease dreaming altogether. Call those dreams and ambitions and visions…delusions. Then you will be ready. Then you can truly serve humanity. You can fall back into the arms of the many who will receive you with love. You’ll become an empty vessel through which miracles are channeled. One day Oprah will interview you.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

In a BBC documentary, “Google and the World Brain,” the question of author-copyright is explored. Google has scanned and published out-of-print books that are still covered by copyright.

Interviewed, Kevin Kelly (twitter) (also here and here), the co-founder of Wired, makes a startling remark. In his view the whole issue of copyright is archaic. He explains that all authors draw their ideas from previous authors and therefore don’t own their own ideas.

Mar 21 16:23

THE GREAT GMO LEGITIMATION CRISIS

Author of ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth’ Steven Druker recently talked of how back in the seventies a group of molecular biologists formed part of a scientific elite that sought to allay fears about genetic engineering by putting a positive spin on it. At the same time, critics of this emerging technology were increasingly depicted as being little more than non-scientists who expressed ignorant but well-meaning concerns about science and genetic engineering.

Mar 21 15:49

World Health Organization Admits Roundup “Probably” Causes Cancer

For over 40 years Monsanto’s patented glyphosate formula, better known as Roundup, has become a staple for farmers, gardeners, and landscapers. Monsanto has gone so far as to create genetically modified crops capable of withstanding massive amounts of the pesticide without dying. These “Roundup Ready” crops, such as corn, soy, and canola, have since come to dominate America’s agricultural industry.

But over the years, many researchers have questioned whether these heavily sprayed crops are safe for human consumption. As time goes on, it appears that some institutions are beginning to change their tune on the popular pesticide.

Mar 21 10:03

WHO Declares that Glyphosate Herbicides Probably Cause Cancer

The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller – glyphosate – a “probable human carcinogen” in a move that will alarm the agrochemical industry and amateur gardeners.

The assessment by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of glyphosate, which is used in herbicides with estimated annual sales of USD 6 Billion, will be of special concern to Monsanto, the company that brought glyphosate to market under the trade name Roundup in the 1970s...

Mar 21 10:01

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels. All new buildings in commercial zones across the country must comply with new environmental legislation

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.
Green roofs have an isolating effect, helping reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer.

Mar 21 09:23

Why a lifesaving drug that's been around since 1923 is still unaffordable

Insulin is administered by injection.An essential drug that has been on the market for decades still has a sticker price out of range for some patients who need it.

Mar 21 09:15

Is mass over-vaccination causing polio-like paralysis in children?

The tens of thousands of polio vaccine victims reported in India aren't an anomaly, as similar polio-like conditions have been observed following the administration of HPV vaccines, meningitis vaccines, flu vaccines and more right here in the U.S.

Multiple reports of young girls collapsing and becoming paralyzed after being injected with Merck's Gardasil vaccine, for instance, have been compiled by Judicial Watch from Food and Drug Administration adverse event reports. Reported symptoms include muscle weakness, inability to stand or walk, and loss of limb function.

Flu shots have also been implicated in causing polio-like paralysis, including in a young girl from Tampa, Florida, who reportedly suffered total incapacitation after being jabbed, the result of the vaccine triggering brain inflammation in the form of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM.

Mar 21 09:07

Leaky pipes cost America 1 trillion gallons of water per year - 9% of California's water deficit

As obsolete, unattended plumbing in our houses crumble, millions of gallons of water are lost each day. A few drips coming out of the kitchen faucet or showerhead might not seem like a lot to you, but even the smallest leak means gallons of water lost.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an average American household wastes around 10,000 gallons of water each year through leaky pipes, toilets and faucets.

These easy-to-fix leaks can annually add up to a loss of more than 1 trillion gallons. To give you an idea, that's about the amount of water needed to supply 11 million homes for one full year, or 9% of California's water deficit.

Mar 21 08:58

Liberia Officials: New Patient Tests Positive for Ebola

A patient has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia’s capital, officials said Friday, deflating hopes that the West African nation had beaten the disease after weeks with no new cases.

Liberia has seen the most deaths in the West African Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 10,000 people. But since it discharged its last case on March 5, it was counting down to being declared Ebola-free. Countries must wait 42 days from when the last patient tests negative before an outbreak is declared over.

Mar 21 08:57

Monsanto Pesticides Cause Cancer, United Nations Claims

Monsanto's cash cow weedkiller Roundup probably causes cancer, according to a new report from the United Nation's cancer research organization.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published a report in the journal Lancet Oncology on Friday with findings on three pesticides, including Monsanto's best-selling brand.

The report found that the herbicide glyphosate — the active chemical ingredient in Roundup — and two insecticides, malathion and diazinon, were "probably carcinogenic." The conclusion was based on "limited evidence" of cancer among humans.
With grain prices falling - and farm profits along with them - some farmers are moving away from genetically modified crops to more lucrative conventional ones.
© AP Photo/ Seth Perlman
US Farmers Turn Away From GMOs as Grain Prices Drop

Researchers also found "convincing evidence" among animals for classifying the insecticides tetrachlorvinphos and parathion as "possibly carcinogenic."

Mar 21 08:46

Paradise Stolen - The Myth of Overpopulation

Part 3 of this intriguing video series makes the controversial argument that overpopulation is a myth, once again designed to steal our natural rights and turn our lives over to a system of centralized management. It is a system which very well could do much more harm than good...

Mar 21 08:28

HUGE: Monsanto Sued for Dumping Carcinogenic Chemicals

The city of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District filed a lawsuit on Monday against the biotech giant Monsanto, accusing the company for polluting the city’s bay for more than 30 years with a carcinogenic chemical that was long ago banned due to its abhorrent affects on human health.

The chemicals in question are Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). According to a report published by Food & Water Watch, the biotech bully is responsible for creating more than 99% of this dangerous chemical. It has been found in the bay’s sediments, the water, and in the tissues of multiple forms of aquatic life including in fish and lobster sampled from the bay.

Mar 21 08:13

Weedkiller alert over cancer link

The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared that one of the UK’s most widely used weedkillers is “probably carcinogenic to humans”.
Amateur gardeners and professional farmers have been urged to “think very carefully” about using the popular herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate.

Mar 21 08:10

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect - or even create - miniature black holes.

If successful a completely new universe will be revealed – rewriting not only the physics books but the philosophy books too.

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Mar 21 08:03

'Don’t compare EU with US': Fracking costs exceed benefits for Europe, study says

The impact of fracking on the environment and health in Europe is disproportionate to the gains derived from this drilling method, a new study says, adding that its cost effectiveness is also under question.

“We should not compare the conditions in Germany with those in the United States,” said Werner Zittel, the author of the study released by the Energy Watch Group, an international network of scientists and parliamentarians, as cited by the EurActiv.

Zittel says that Germany is much more densely populated than the US, adding this increases risks for both the environment and people near fracking sites.

The report says that severe environmental damage is seen in the US due to fracking, where the technique is widely used. Scientific studies have proved that the method is closely linked to earthquakes, which have recently increased in some parts of America where fracking is rife.

Mar 21 07:42

Sleep well, Philae! Scientists give up latest attempt to make contact with space probe

Experts have abandoned an eight-day vigil for a wakeup call from the robot lander Philae, but remained hopeful the scout will revive as it rides on a comet nearing the Sun.

Monitoring for the lander, which has been hibernating since November, will resume next month, the mission said.

'Perhaps it is still too cold for the Philae lander to wake up on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko,' the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) said in a blog posted by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Mar 21 07:36

Obama administration sets first major rules for oil companies that frack on federal lands

The Obama administration on Friday unveiled its first major standards for oil companies that frack on federal lands, including beefed-up safety measures to protect groundwater, prompting industry complaints they will be a barrier to growth.

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Mar 21 07:34

Now 'GM-free' Domino's is selling Frankenfood Pizzas: Takeaway chain among number of big names using modified foods

Fast food giant Domino’s is selling ‘Frankenfood’ pizzas to customers while claiming to be ‘GM-free’ on its website.

It has emerged that their ‘thin and crispy’ pizza bases have been made using genetically modified soya bean oil and maize flour since February.

Waitrose has also been selling imported American confectionery which contains GM sugar beet and a soya derivative and Marks & Spencer has been stocking American sauces and cookies containing GM soya and corn – even though the firm has previously boasted about not using GM ingredients.

The double-dealing has been identified by GM Freeze, which is campaigning to raise awareness about how GM foods are creeping into the national diet without the knowledge and approval of consumers.

The group’s director, Liz O’Neill, is now demanding an investigation to see if Domino’s has broken labelling laws – as firms using GM ingredients are required to label their use.

Mar 21 07:30

22 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs Their Medicinal Properties And How To Use Them?

22 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs Their Medicinal Properties And How To Use Them?

Mar 21 07:26

9 Reasons To Watch The Sky In 2015

9 Reasons To Watch The Sky In 2015

Mar 21 07:24

9 Spectacular Archaeological Finds Not Found In History Books

Some of the most intriguing archaeological finds in history are rarely mentioned in history books. For instance, have a look at the following amazing discoveries.

Mar 21 06:59

FDA Just Approved Non-Browning GMO Potatoes and Apples

Today marks the unsurprising approval from the FDA regarding new varieties of genetically engineered potatoes and apples.

The approval applies to six varieties of potatoes from Idaho's J. R. Simplot Co. and two types of apples from Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc...

Mar 21 06:34

Too ‘dramatic’: Monsanto shuns WHO verdict that Roundup ‘probably’ causes cancer

The active ingredient in the world’s most widely-used Roundup herbicide has been classified as “probably” carcinogenic to humans by a branch of the World Health Organization. The agrochemical giant Monsanto, has immediately rejected the new conclusions.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in their latest study said that there was “convincing evidence” that glyphosate in Roundup can cause cancer in lab animals.

St. Louis-based Monsanto was not pleased with WHO conclusions, claiming that scientific data does not support their assumptions and urging the health watchdog to hold a meeting to explain the findings.

Mar 21 06:31

U.S. Vaccine Court: Kangaroo or What?

According to Wikipedia, “A kangaroo court is a judicial tribunal or assembly that blatantly disregards recognized standards of law or justice, and often carries little or no official standing in the territory within which it resides. Merriam-Webster defines it as "a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted".[1] The term may also apply to a court held by a legitimate judicial authority who intentionally disregards the court's legal or ethical obligations.” [1] [CJF emphasis added]

The last sentence I emphasized, I think, truly applies to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Vaccine Claims/Office of Special Masters. [2] Why would I think that? Well, many reasons come to mind, but probably the most significant is the fact that a majority of damaged vaccinees have their claims denied, which was not the original intent of the 1986 Congressional action taken, i.e., to provide proper care for those damaged by vaccines.

Mar 21 06:27

For manly men only (and the womanly women who love them)

I've Been Thinking About This Issue

Mar 21 05:56

Wild bee decline a sign of Europe’s ‘ecological disaster’: Study

Nearly 10 percent of wild bee species in Europe face extinction, according to new study

Mar 21 03:28

A Gunman Caused Panic In New Orleans Airport

The suspect was immediately controlled by the authorities.

A man brandishing a machete and a can of tear gas entered the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans on Friday night and attacked three agents, which was shot by an officer of the Administration Transportation Safety (TSA) as reported by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The incident caused panic at the airport, which closed for 20 minutes as well as a large police presence.

http://whatisusa.info/a-gunman-caused-panic-in-new-orleans-airport/

Mar 21 01:29

‘We Are Trained To Misinform’ – Ex Pharma Sales Rep Admits Deception

“There is no such thing as a safe drug.” This comes from ex-pharmaceutical sales rep and author of the book, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, Gwen Olsen.

For 15 years, Gwen was living an unintentional lie, working as a pharmaceutical sales rep for some of today’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories. But through a gradual course of tragic events, Gwen’s eyes were eventually opened to the unethical and tyrannical truth about pharmaceutical drugs.

“It was an awakening process, a spiritual and consciousness process where I started observing what was happening, what some of the drugs were doing, the misinformation, the disinformation. I was being encouraged to minimize side effects when I talked to doctors. I started to realize that these patients were literally being tortured by the drugs.”

Mar 20 21:00

Bill Gates warns of virus worse than Ebola: “We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic”

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has spent a lot of time in the field of vaccines and medicine, so much so that many consider him to be one of the world’s foremost experts on vaccination and disease trends

Mar 20 19:54

The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water

The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water to sell back to the public at a big profit, local activists charge. The Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento is the target of a major press conference on Tuesday, March 17, by a water coalition that claims the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during the drought. The coalition, the crunchnestle alliance, says that City Hall has made this use of the water supply possible through a “corporate welfare giveaway,” according to a press advisory.

Mar 20 19:45

What's next in police state America? Why wearable alcohol biosensors of course!

Scientists will compete to create an improved wearable alcohol biosensor contest sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) or really the National Institutes of Health (NIH) FYI, the NIAA is a component of the NIH. If you guessed Homeland Security is behind this, give yourself a gold star. Click here & here to read more. Don't forget wherever DHS goes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is sure to follow. MADD has a close relationship with Homeland Security, click here & here to read more.

Mar 20 18:54

W.H.O. Report Links Ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup to Cancer

The world’s most widely-used weed killer can “probably” cause cancer, the World Health Organizationsaid on Friday. The organization’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto herbicide Roundup, was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans.” It also said there was “limited evidence” that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Mar 20 17:56

World's pollinators in rapid decline

The world's pollinating birds and mammals are in decline, the first global assessment of trends in their status has revealed.

According to a joint study by BirdLife, IUCN and others, the conservation status of pollinating bird and mammal species is deteriorating, with more species moving towards extinction than away from it. On average, 2.4 bird and mammal pollinator species per year have moved one IUCN Red List category towards extinction in recent decades, representing a substantial increase in extinction risk across this set of species.

Mar 20 17:30

Rosetta's comet is spinning down

The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down.

The icy dirt-ball takes 12.4 hours to complete one rotation, but mission controllers have noticed that this is extending by about a second a day.

And this rate of change is increasing as Comet 67P gets more active.

"The gas jets coming out of the comet - they are acting like thrusters and are slowing down the comet," said flight director Andrea Accomazzo.

Mar 20 16:49

New GMO potatoes, apples approved for US market

Potatoes that are genetically engineered to withstand bruising and produce less of a harmful chemical when fried, along with two kinds of browning-resistant apples were approved for the US market on Friday (Mar 20). "These foods are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts," said a statement by the Food and Drug Administration.

Mar 20 15:46

Not Satire: The FDA Approves GMO Apples and Potatoes, Touts Health Benefits

The genetically modified obstacle course in the produce section is about to get some new hurdles

Our good friends at the FDA, always-kissing-corporate-butt always vigilant, have deemed GMO apples and potatoes to be a safe, even beneficial, part of the food supply. Warning: I cringe over the fact that most of this article sounds like something from the Onion or another snarky satire website. The quotes below don’t even sound real, but all came straight from an AP report.

Mar 20 11:17

Poison Dressed as an Easter Bunny

With the Easter holiday fast approaching, tons of chocolate will soon be consumed.

Mar 20 10:25

World’s largest supercomputers took 40 minutes to calculate 1 second worth of human brain activity

The most accurate simulation of the human brain to date has been carried out in a Japanese supercomputer, with a single second’s worth of activity from just one per cent of the complex organ taking one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers 40 minutes to calculate.

Mar 20 10:19

Earth Is Halfway to Being Inhospitable to Life, Scientist Says

RT.com

A Swedish scientist claims in a new theory that humanity has exceeded four of the nine limits for keeping the planet hospitable to modern life, while another professor told RT Earth may be seeing an impending human-made extinction of various species.

Environmental science professor Johan Rockstrom, the executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden, argues that there are nine “planetary boundaries” in a new paper published in Science – and human beings have already crossed four of them.

Those nine include carbon dioxide concentrations, maintaining biodiversity at 90 percent, the use of nitrogen and phosphorous, maintaining 75 percent of original forests, aerosol emissions, stratospheric ozone depletion, ocean acidification, fresh water use and the dumping of pollutants.

Mar 20 10:01

Spring Is In The Northwestern United States Snowiest

An unusual snowstorm in early spring in the United States.
Just when snow shovels received a well deserved break, winter weather has returned, and the first day of spring, nothing less.
Forecasts indicate that a storm will leave Friday to 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) of snow in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic coast of the United States.

http://whatisusa.info/spring-is-in-the-northwestern-united-states-snow...

Mar 20 08:26

Can a Molecular 3D Printer Change the Way We Make Everything?

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has become one of the wonder-techs of the new millennium. Granted, while the vast majority of 3D printers on the market are little more than souped-up trinkets, some machines are leveraging the technology’s additive assets to instigate real change.

Mar 20 08:24

Oregon witness jailed for 905 days goes free with check for $5,750

Oregon is really a strange place these days!

Benito Vasquez-Hernandez left the Washington County Jail on Thursday in the front passenger seat of a patrol car.

He wore a plaid shirt, khaki pants and tennis shoes.

All of his belongings fit in a grocery bag.

His exit, not through the usual release door, was out of the sight of media waiting as he ended his 905th day in jail -- and with it, his notoriety as the longest-held witness in Oregon and perhaps the nation.

Mar 20 08:13

Emails show the World Health Organization intentionally delayed calling Ebola a public health emergency

In a delay that some say may have cost lives, the World Health Organization resisted calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency until last summer, two months after staff raised the possibility and long after a senior manager called for a drastic change in strategy, The Associated Press has learned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, if we don't have a vaccine or treatment to sell, why make a fuss?"

Mar 20 08:07

MIT doctor reveals link between glyphosate, GMOs and the autism epidemic

A major missing link in the search for what's triggering a massive spike in autism rates appears to be the world's best-selling weedkiller, Roundup. Dr. Stephanie Seneff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been studying the autism issue for several decades, and her copious research has led her to the almost undeniable conclusion that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is a major driver of autism.

What was once an extremely rare health condition now afflicts roughly 1 in 68 children, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And if things continue down the current path, says Dr. Seneff, nearly half of all children born in the year 2025 will be born with autism, which can result when the the gut microbiome of humans is destroyed, which depletes the body of needed minerals and can exacerbates the toxicity of other chemicals, including those added to vaccines.

Mar 20 07:34

4 ways this food crushes cancer and inflammation in your body

A must-have at your dinner table

Mar 20 07:24

California farmers skip planting, sell water to desperate cities: “We’re afraid they’ll just take it”

The water crisis in California is reaching epic proportions

Mar 20 07:09

Reader Photos - 2015 Solar Eclipse as Seen From Russia!

Mar 20 07:02

“Beautiful Israel” group misleads on “cooperation” with Greenpeace, WWF

A series of propaganda videos have been posted on the Internet as part of Israel’s contributions to Expo 2015, the world’s fair, which will kick off in Milan, Italy, on 1 May. Portraying Israel as committed to peace and protection of the environment, one such video boasts that Israel invented the solar water heater.

This attempt to draw attention to Israel’s record on renewable energy appears to be in keeping with the fair’s message of “sustainability.” Yet it also smacks of hypocrisy. Israel has issued orders to halt the installation of solar panels intended to benefit Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Mar 20 06:59

52 Congress members sign letter warning of GMOs killing monarch butterflies

Dozens of House Democrats have signed onto a letter sent to President Obama claiming that the spread of GM crops is leading to the death of monarch butterflies

Mar 20 06:55

Aspartame Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World - FULL LENGTH

Mar 20 06:46

Is mass over-vaccination causing polio-like paralysis in children?

"The specific causes of this illness are still under investigation," says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the rise of a so-called "mystery" disease that currently available evidence suggests may be caused by vaccines.

The media is referring to it as polio-like paralysis, a condition marked by nearly all the same symptoms as actual polio. But nobody is willing to actually call it polio because, according to the official story, polio has already been eradicated by vaccines.

So what's causing polio-like paralysis? Nobody knows, apparently. But a growing number of children are developing it, much to the chagrin of health authorities who are struggling to come up with an explanation for why children who should have been protected by vaccines are unable to move their limbs or walk.

Mar 20 06:33

Realtor feared the worst

This was my neighbor.He was a well liked man who had very little. A couple of beloved dogs a truck and his home. The Bank,The Wasco County Sheriff's department and the Oregon State Police took it all from him.
I don't believe much of the story that has come out. They did a 24 hour autopsy and declared him a suicide because he could have come out. Bull! They had him surrounded with machine guns a robot and an armored vehicle.They shot the house full of incendiary teargas. That's when the place went up. They say he shot one of his dogs but one dog was found near him him unshot.The other dog was found near the front door where the police tried to enter. They haven't produced a gun either.The whole thing stinks!

As soon as the bank told Dee Ashley last Friday that she had to give an eviction notice Monday to a man she’d seen declining for months, she had a gut feeling it would end badly.

Mar 20 01:10

Despite climate change rhetoric, Gates Foundation invests $1.4 billion in fossil fuels: Report

Largest charitable foundation in world target of growing call for divestment

Mar 19 16:26

The lion hugger

In 2012 Valentin Gruener rescued a young lion cub and raised it himself at a wildlife park in Botswana. It was the start of an extraordinary relationship. Now an astonishing scene is repeated each time they meet - the young lion leaps on Gruener and holds him in an affectionate embrace.

Mar 19 15:05

4 Ways This Food Crushes Cancer and Inflammation in Your Body

Spring is here! And with it comes more affordable asparagus. This succulent vegetable has been prized since ancient times for its medicinal benefits as well as its terrific taste. It’s even been a staple in Ayurvedic medicine. Why has it been so popular through the years? Have people used asparagus for cancer? Indeed, asparagus is a potent cancer fighter on a par with broccoli, and many people think it tastes a whole lot better.

Mar 19 13:48

MONSANTO SETTLES 7 LAWSUITS AFTER 2013 GMO-WHEAT SCARE

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has settled class action lawsuits with farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat incident in 2013. Without any admission of liability the company will pay some $350,000 in donations to agricultural schools. The agricultural biotechnology corporation announced donations of $50,000 to agricultural schools in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The St. Louis based company also promised to reimburse a portion of the costs associated with the case. Monsanto said it can’t disclose how much that will cost.

Mar 19 10:50

The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it's losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. The results of this monumental 30-year survey of the South American rainforest

The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
The results of this monumental 30-year survey of the South American rainforest, which involved an international team of almost 100 researchers, are published today in the journal Nature.

Mar 19 07:50

5 Things to Know for Better Aquaponics

by Brian Berletic

Aquaponics is a combination of fish farming (aquaculture) and soilless agriculture (hydroponics). Fish are kept in a water tank, and above it is a growing bed. Water from the fish tank is pumped up to the growing bed where it filters through a growing medium and the roots of your plants, then back into the fish tank below.

The process filters the water for the fish, and the filtered fish waste provides nutrients for the plants.

While it seems simple in concept, when people finally try their hand at it, they may confront several common problems. This guide hopes to shed some light on a few of them...

Mar 19 07:09

Oprah, who is pro organic and pro GMO labeling, runs a Monsanto ad in O Magazine

Sign the petition to end the contradiction

Mar 19 06:32

Windows 10 Will Be Ready In Winter

Microsoft noted the presence of a single application store, with purchases and upgrades.
Microsoft announced that it expects to complete Windows 10 in the coming winter, as published in the official company blog. He did not specify a date, but analyst’s estimate that will close in September. It will be available in 190 countries.

Windows 10 represents the largest effort by Microsoft to create a single platform for all kinds of devices, whether desktops, tablets, smartphones or small devices those give life to the Internet of Things, supports x86 processor (Intel or AMD) and ARM.

http://whatisusa.info/windows-10-will-be-ready-in-winter/

Mar 18 20:10

17 Space Pictures That Will Actually Make You Think

17 Space Pictures That Will Actually Make You Think

Mar 18 17:10

Europe braces for 'unprecedented' power issues from solar eclipse

Europe's power operators are bracing for potential disruption from the solar eclipse expected Friday, which will knock out almost all solar-generated electricity in an "unprecedented" test for the network.

Mar 18 17:04

Sierra Leone: How Ebola Fools Even the Experts

Epidemic has infected more than 24,000 people.

Mar 18 16:31

'Defective' graphene makes for super-efficient fuel cells

Though graphene is noted for its beautiful symmetry, when you add a few warts and imperfections, it becomes more interesting -- specifically, it has the potential to make fuel cells better and cheaper. Scientists from Northwestern University and other institutions were toying with the material as a hydrogen fuel cell membrane, and found that by knocking out at least four carbon atoms from the normally pristine structure, it performed vastly better. A large number of protons (and nothing else) slipped through imperfections in the atom-thick material in just a few seconds, efficiently generating electricity.

The "defective" graphene membrane transports protons much faster and more selectively than standard fuel cell membranes, which tend to let too many impurities through. That could lead to less complicated, hyper-efficient fuel cell batteries for EVs and wind or solar power plants.

Mar 18 16:04

Antipsychotics: Deadlier Than Thought for Some?

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

"The harms associated with using these drugs in dementia patients are clear, yet clinicians continue to use them," study author Dr. Donovan Maust, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, said in a university news release.

Mar 18 14:17

Food industry waging a bitter battle over proposal on added-sugar labels

Of all the issues the Obama administration is grappling with, a modest redesign of what food labels say about sweeteners might not have seemed among the more controversial. But ever since First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the plan last year, a lobbying frenzy has ensued.

Mar 18 13:43

What If The Drought Causes California’s Food Supply to Collapse?

NASA experts claim California now holds less than 1 year in water reserves, while the drought and water usage have depleted fresh supplies at a drastic rate. This is a direct threat to biggest source agriculture production in the country, with some 80-90% of many key fruit and vegetable crops being raised in California…

Mar 18 13:42

Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Macaroni and Cheese Because It Might Have Metal Pieces in It

6.5 MILLION BOXES RECALLED because of metal pieces... not even shavings, PIECES. Put up this video in the middle of the night. Another rant of sorts. THIS is what happens when you allow megacorporations who are not interested in your nutrition but their bottom lines to take your food away from you.

Mar 18 11:51

FLASHBACK - Fossil Microbes in Meteors

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As you know, I am partial towards the planet Mars in my astronomy interests, and continue to champion the recognition of Dr. Gilbert Levin as having detected indigenous life on Mars during the Viking missions.

As I ramp my animation business back up to pay my medical bills not covered by my Obamacare compliant health insurance I am working on a small documentary on Mars, during which I did a web search about the fossil microbes seen in a meteorite recovered in Antarctica determined to have originated from the planet Mars. This story briefly made the major news in 1966, then faded.

I was rather surprised to find out that there have been dozens of other papers published detailing separate cases where scientists have discovered microfossils that appear to be biological shapes that do not match anything known here on Earth inside of meteorites, primarily carbonaceous chondrites. Each paper is immediately followed by dismissive articles in the corporate media that ridicule the idea that there is any evidence for life elsewhere in the universe. Usually there is no refutation of the data, only comments like "Rubbish" provided by "authorities" eager to see their name in major media. Needless to say, funding to pursue the question of what these fossilized objects are is almost as rare as funding to study the coming ice age!

At the bottom of my article on Dr. Levin I drew a parallel between Europe's initial suppression of Marco Polo's discoveries in China (to preserve the power and authority of the church) and a very obvious institutional bias within NASA against confirmation of the Viking results. I observed that confirmation of life on other worlds would be a socially transformative event, leading humans to put down their weapons of war and unite together to find out who is out there. This would be a threat to those whose wealth and power rests on the machinery of endless wars.

But in looking at all these papers and all the micrographs, there is enough "smoke" here to wonder if we should not look for the fire, and if confirmation of extraterrestrial life has literally been under our feet all along!



Mar 18 11:33

50 years of spacewalks

On March 18, 1965 Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov conducted humanity's first ever spacewalk. While taking part in the Voskhod 2 flight he conducted extra-vehicular activity, which lasted 12 minutes and nine seconds. Leonov moved five meters away from the capsule. The first-ever spacewalk will remain in history as one of the brightest pages in the history of space.

Mar 18 11:31

Chang'e 3 Mission Updates

China’s Yutu Moon rover is still alive after nearly 15 months on the lunar surface, continuing to surprise as the small craft has prevailed through conditions it was never designed to survive. Being released from the Chang’e 3 lander in December 2013, the small rover was expected to operate for three months, however, a fault within its motor control system rendered the vehicle stationary at the end of the mission’s second lunar day – no longer able to drive or actuate any of its moving parts such as its solar panels that were normally used to protect the rover’s body during the two-week long lunar nights to maintain thermal limits.

Mar 18 10:44

Hydrogen House project

Hydrogen House Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of clean and renewable solutions to help meet the world's increasing energy demand. Inventor Mike Strizki founded the organization to educate the public while conducting research on hydrogen and other clean energy technologies.

Hydrogen is the same element that fuels the Sun, and Mr. Strizki has retrofitted his home in Hopewell, New Jersey, to convert solar energy into hydrogen gas. The gas provides clean electricity by way of hydrogen fuel cells, and can be stored indefinitely. Strizki even runs his fuel cell car with the hydrogen his home system produces for free! Unlike fossil fuels that release CO2 and other emissions when burned, Strizki's clean energy systems require no oil or gas wells to be drilled, and emit only chemically pure water and oxygen... two things none of us can live without!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Website of today's radio guest, Michael Strizki.

Mar 18 10:38

How Monsanto's Sugar Beets Grew Larger Than the Law

Fifty to sixty percent of US sugar comes from sugar beets—and almost all of that comes from a genetically modified (GM) version of the plant. Sugar is in a good chunk of our foods, even savory ones like soups and bread. With no requirements in our country that GM foods be labeled, you may be consuming a lot more GM sugar that you think.

Mar 18 10:20

Mars One Is Broke, Disorganized, and Sketchy as Hell

Remember Mars One? The mega-hyped, one way ticket to go start a colony on Mars assuming it could get a ship and funding and capable colonists and training facilities and the major technological advances necessary to make it all happen? Surprise! According to one finalist, the whole thing is pretty much a scam.

Mar 18 08:33

Powerful solar storm sparks stunning aurora around the world

A severe solar storm created a stunning display of light in the night sky over parts of the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand early Wednesday morning, spotted by those lucky enough to be awake in the wee hours.

Called aurora borealis in the Northern Hemisphere and aurora australis in the Southern Hemisphere, the lights were the product of large geomagnetic blasts from the sun that arrived Tuesday about 10 a.m. ET (1 a.m. Wednesday in Sydney).

Mar 18 08:28

Coca-Cola pays health experts to suggest soda as a healthy snack

Coca-Cola is courting controversy again after a new report found that the company pays fitness and nutrition experts to recommend drinking its soda as a healthy snack.

Several nutritionists and fitness experts suggested that sipping on a mini can of Coke could be part of a healthy diet during American Heart Month in February, but the Associated Press reported Monday that Coca-Cola is working with health experts in an attempt to promote its sugary beverage – one that’s otherwise being criticized for contributing to America’s obesity problem.

Mar 18 08:12

It's Now 16 Americans Coming Back From the Ebola Zone

At least 15 Americans were exposed to Ebola from a single, infected U.S. healthcare worker and have been brought back to the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

They all work for Partners in Health, a nonprofit group that's been helping fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa

Mar 18 07:54

San Diego sues Monsanto for bay pollution & persistent contamination

According to the San Diego Reader, city agencies filed suit on Monday, alleging Monsanto hid its knowledge of the toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Mar 18 07:49

South Australia Does This to Increase Crop Yields 300% Without GMOs

Why would you go for seven per cent when you can get 50 to 100 per cent increases in yield without having to use genetically modified seeds?

The South Australian Agriculture Minister has just reported "amazing" results after trialing a new agriculture program.

Mar 18 07:22

Kraft Recalling 242,000 Cases Of Macaroni & Cheese Dinners

There is a major recall involving nearly 250,000 cases of a popular macaroni and cheese product.

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner products, because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal.

Mar 18 07:18

Powerful space storm hits Earth

A geomagnetic storm that government scientists rate as severe hit the planet on Tuesday morning.

The storm rated as a G4 on a NOAA scale, which tops out at G5. It's the strongest storm that's happened in the current solar cycle, which lasts about 11 years.

The Space Weather Prediction Center says that the storm is from sun activity that started on March 15. Two magnetic eruptions occurred in quick succession. They combined into one larger eruption before intersecting the Earth's orbit on Tuesday.

The storm arrived earlier (10 a.m. EDT) and was stronger than predicted. The storm could last 24-36 hours.

Mar 18 06:32

UPDATED MARCH 28 - PHOTOS OF DAM DRAINAGE AS IT HAPPENED - THE END of the California orange

The following photos are absolute proof they drained the dams on purpose, causing severe flooding and NEVER gave california growers a SINGLE DROP for the sole purpose of killing all the orange orchards, grape vineyards and almond groves. It is important to note that with any war effort waged by the usurpers of a conquored government, that fake documentation will be produced by the government to support the lie. That is when you have to use photos to prove that the documents, which show a drought and reduced out flows, are fake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While the evidence is compelling, I suspect a less nefarious and more alarming cause. It may be that California dams are starting to show signs of weakening, like we are seeing at the Boone Dam in Tennessee and indeed across the entire country. and they have to let the water out to prevent a complete collapse. This is a reminder that the drought in California is not caused by human-caused global warming but by the Federal Government neglecting to maintain the nation's critical infrastructure while spending tax money on wars, Wall Street, and Israel!

Mar 18 06:23

Buzz Aldrin demands mission to Mars at the place where man first tried to chart the heavens - Stonehenge

Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two men to walk on the moon, used one of the world's oldest monuments to send a message about the future of space exploration.

The 85-year-old former NASA astronaut, who touched down on the moon in 1969 with Neil Armstrong, posted a picture on Twitter of himself in front of England's Stonehenge, wearing a T-shirt reading, 'Get your a** to Mars'.

'While at @EH_Stonehenge yesterday I decided to send a message to the cosmos,' he wrote on Tuesday, accompanying the photo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 1960s Moon program was incubator that spawned the tech boom of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. We need another incubator to revive our economy.

Mar 18 06:19

The Vaccine World Summit reveals the truth about vaccines and infectious diseases

The Vaccine World Summit has just been launched and the response has been incredible. The pharmaceutical industry does NOT want you to get this information. But, the general public has had enough, and thousands of people (worldwide) are helping us to spread the scientific truth about vaccines and infectious diseases.

Mar 18 06:13

Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

Three years ago, the nation’s top utility executives gathered at a Colorado resort to hear warnings about a grave new threat to operators of America’s electric grid: not superstorms or cyberattacks, but rooftop solar panels.

Mar 18 00:59

They are Dying in Droves

The residents on the Gulf Coast are dying in droves. According to Kindra Arnesen “We are burying two people per week in my town”.

For the people in the Gulf, it will never be over. No public official is investigating the death rates, no politician cares. Someday, our children will wake up to the fact that we have third world country death rates.

Mar 17 21:40

Is the sun going dark? Latest Nasa images reveal TWO giant holes - one covering almost 10% of the solar surface

Nasa has spotted a pair of huge 'holes' on the solar surface.

The larger coronal hole of the two, near the southern pole, covers an estimated 6 to 8-percent of the total solar surface, 142 billion miles - making it one of the largest polar holes scientists have observed in decades.

The smaller coronal hole, towards the opposite pole, is long and narrow, covering about 3.8 billion square miles on the sun - only about 0.16-percent of the solar surface.

'Coronal holes are lower density and temperature regions of the sun’s outer atmosphere, known as the corona,' explained Nasa.

Mar 17 14:54

San Diego Sues Monsanto for Polluting Bay with Cancer-Causing Chemical

The City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District filed suit against chemical giant Monsanto Monday for polluting the city’s bay and tidelands.

Mar 17 13:27

Mandatory Vaccine Bills Fail In 2 States

Legislation in Oregon and Washington state that would have made it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children failed last week in the wake of the recent measles outbreak that began in nearby California.

Mar 17 12:53

U.S. home construction plunges 17% in February

Construction of new homes plummeted in February, as fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest.

Mar 17 12:22

FUKUSHIMA RADIATION FOUND IN SAMPLE OF GREEN TEA FROM JAPAN

Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface. Given that Japan’s authoritarian regime of Shinzo Abe has cracked down on the information flow from Fukushima with a repressive state secrets act, we cannot know for certain what’s happening at the site.

Mar 17 10:52

America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once

Mar 17 10:48

Biodiversity or GMOs: Will The Future of Nutrition Be in Women's Hands or Under Corporate Control?

Women have been the primary growers of food and nutrition throughout history, but today, food is being taken out of our hands and substituted for toxic commodities controlled by global corporations. Monoculture industrial farming has taken the quality, taste and nutrition out of our food. As a result, India is facing a nutritional crisis: every fourth Indian goes hungry, and in 2011 alone, diabetes took the lives of 1 million Indians.

Now, the same companies who created the crisis are promising a miracle solution: GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Genetically engineered Golden Rice and GMO Bananas are being falsely promoted by corporations hiding behind the cloak of academia as a solution to hunger and malnutrition in the Global South. Indigenous biodiverse varieties of food grown by women provide far more nutrition than the commodities produced by industrial agriculture. Golden Rice is 350% less efficient in providing vitamin A than the biodiversity alternatives that women grow. GMO ‘iron-rich’ Bananas have 3 000% less iron than turmeric and 2 000 % less iron than amchur (mango powder). Apart from being nutritionally empty, GMOs are part of an industrial system of agriculture that is destroying the planet, depleting our water sources, increasing greenhouse gases, and driving farmers into debt and suicide through a greater dependence on chemical inputs. Moreover, these corporate-led industrial monocultures are destroying biodiversity, and we are losing access to the food systems that have sustained us for millennia. When we consider the number of patents involved in these initiatives, it becomes all too clear that the only beneficiaries of these supposedly ‘people-led’ ventures are large companies operating for profit, not for people.

Mar 17 10:24

School Kicks Gifted 11-Yr-Old Student out for Having Marijuana... That Just Turned out to Be an Ordinary Leaf

These are the people in charge of public education and our criminal justice system, America.

People who will completely ruin a child, screw up his life, and overreact to the point that it makes soap operas look like CSPAN on a Tuesday and all because they can’t bother to tell the difference between a smoke-able illegal substance and a normal ass leaf.

I don’t even know what else to say. This is the dumbest story I have read all year, perhaps even more ignorant than that time the school suspended the kid for “making a terroristic threat” by declaring he was going to make another kid disappear with his magical one ring from The Hobbit movie.

I actually feel dumber for having read it, for it thus lodging into a crack somewhere in my grey brain matter and possibly staying there forever like the Three’s Company theme song.

Thanks a lot, Bedford County public schools for making me stupid, too.

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Mar 17 10:24

Goats Fed GM Soybean Produce Abnormal Milk, Reduces Weight of Off-Spring

A new study finds that feeding goats the genetically modified (GM) glyphosate-tolerant soybean MON4-3-2 changes the composition of colostrum, the nutrient-rich first milk produced during pregnancy. Colostrum is ordinarily packed with proteins, vitamins as well as antibodies to protect the new-born against disease. Offspring from conventional and GM-fed mothers weigh the same at birth but those from GM-fed mothers weigh significantly less 30 days after birth. The researchers also discovered transgenic DNA in the milk of mothers fed the GM diet.

The work, published in Small Ruminant Research, led by Professor Lombardi at the University of Naples, Italy [1] should be seen in the light of recent discoveries of glyphosate herbicide in US mother’s breast milk at concentrations up to 1 600 times the legal limit allowed for single pesticides in EU drinking water [2]. The findings have important health implications, with the colostrum playing a well-known role in the short-term health and survival of both ruminant and human neonates. In addition to providing nutrients, antibodies present in colostrum are essential for the passive transfer of immunity to the offspring within the first 12-24 hours of life.......

Mar 17 09:12

Could Man's Best Friend Be Man's Best Medicine?

by Alexis Blue

A study of the interaction between humans and dogs is the first for the UA's new Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative.

Most dog owners will tell you their furry friends make them feel good emotionally. But the health benefits of owning a dog may not end there...

Mar 17 09:04

Activists push Dunkin’ Donuts to drop controversial ingredient

With so many food providers/makers being pressured to make healthy product changes, it is becoming clear that 2015 is going to be the year for food reform

Mar 17 08:05

U.S. Ebola Patient in Critical Condition

An American being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, D.C. is now in critical condition, the NIH said Monday.

It's bad news for the health care worker who was infected in Sierra Leone while trying to help fight the West African epidemic, which has sickened more than 24,000 people and killed more than 10,000 of them in a year.

Mar 17 07:58

California is turning back into a desert and there are no contingency plans

Once upon a time, much of the state of California was a barren desert

Mar 17 07:29

Coca-Cola caught running massive payola scheme to churn out deceptive corporate propaganda on over 1,000 news sites

No matter what junk science the global corporations are trying to push, there's always a long list of scientists, doctors and journalists ready to accept some payola money to spread their propaganda. The latest example comes from the Coca-Cola company, which paid "fitness and nutrition experts" to place pro-Coke articles in over 1,000 news websites (including major newspapers) to position Coca-Cola as a "healthy snack."

Yep. Guzzling a can full of high fructose corn syrup, phosphoric acid and chemical flavorings is being pawned off as "healthy" in America's corporate-run media circus.

Mar 17 07:09

Coca-Cola Pays Nutritionists to Promote Coke as Heart Healthy

by SM Gibson

Did you realize that last month was American Heart Month? Coca-Cola sure did.

The corporate soft drink giant, who has been trying to combat declining sales in the United States, has begun partnering with fitness experts and nutritionists to promote a mini-can of Coke as a ‘healthy’ snack. In February, the idea of drinking a mini-Coke for heart health was suggested on many nutrition blogs and even in major newspapers and websites...

Mar 16 20:08

Cows Are Deadlier Than You Ever Knew

Every year, cows kill more people than sharks. And yet nobody ever makes a horror movie about them, and there’s no Cow Week. These deadly beasts have managed to stay completely under the radar… until now. Find out just why cows are so deadly.

Mar 16 18:04

Move over Saturn: Astronomers uncover a second minor planet in our solar system that may have rings

Rings of gas and dust are known to encircle Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune.

Scientists recently discovered a fifth member of this haloed group known as Chariklo, which is one of a class of minor 'centaur' planets.

Now astronomers have detected a possible ring system around a second centaur, Chiron, suggesting that ringed bodies may be more common in our solar system previously thought.

Mar 16 11:44

Thawing Snow Causes Severe Flooding In USA

The snow thaws quickly and is causing flooding in the Northeast.

Winter storms said goodbye, but the huge amount of snow that fell mainly in February has left serious consequences. Now that snow melts and causes severe flooding.

From the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes could see an overview of flood that has set alarm bells ringing several counties.

http://whatisusa.info/thawing-snow-causes-severe-flooding-in-usa/

Mar 16 09:13

FDA PROPOSES TO LET DRUG COMPANIES UNDERMINE OFFICIAL SAFETY WARNINGS

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to allow pharmaceutical companies to undermine official safety warnings in sales presentations to customers. While an FDA warning about a drug’s dangers can scare off buyers, the new proposal would allow companies to provide doctors, hospitals and other customers with information that conflicts with official advice, which is typically developed after a rigorous scientific process.

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