SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

Jul 28 18:41

Should Homeopathic Medicines be Banned?

Waking Times

In England, The Daily Mail Reporter headlines “Homeopathy remedies should be labeled as placebos and banned on NHS“, but added, “But some doctors said their patients seemed to benefit despite no clinical trial evidence that homeopathy worked.”

Jul 28 18:39

The Corporate Takeover of All Natural Food

Waking Times

Walk through your local grocery store these days and you’ll see the words “all natural” emblazoned on a variety of food packages. The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label few have remarked on what’s really at stake — the natural ingredients and the companies themselves.

Jul 28 16:43

Record growth of organic food consumption in the U.S. and India

There has been record growth in sales of organic, non-GMO food in some of the world's largest produce markets, a good thing for consumers and advocates of clean, wholesome, non-bioengineered commodities.

In the United States, the value of the organic foods market in 2013 exceeded $35 billion for the very first time, an increase of nearly 12 percent from the previous year, according to Eileen Bentley, small business and prepared foods manager at Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.

The U.S. economy, as a whole, has been growing, on average, at between 1 and 2 percent for months, which is dismal.

Jul 28 16:14

IBM and USAA put Watson A.I. to work in the military

IBM continues its epic push to entrench Watson in applications — including consumer-facing applications with customer USAA, which provides financial services to U.S. military personnel and their families. The new IBM Watson Engagement Advisor aims to help service people make the transition from military to civilian live, IBM said.

Jul 28 16:12

Pesticide linked to three generations of disease: Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes

Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.

Jul 28 14:05

Newfound Threat to Oilsand Projects: Researchers discover ancient salt formation key factor in Alberta steam fracking disasters.

A new study suggests that naturally occurring upward flow of groundwater in the oilsands region is creating fractures and weaknesses that may explain a series of catastrophic events for the controversial mining industry.

The findings, first published in a PhD thesis last year and soon to appear in a paper for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, have significant implications for worker safety, groundwater protection, the security of massive industrial wastewater disposal in the region as well as the economics and placement of more than 100 steam plants and mines.

Jul 28 13:30

Ebola spreads to Nigeria, most populous African nation

The Ebola outbreak which has so far left more than 700 people dead and 1,100 infected across three West African countries — Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea — has now spread to Africa’s most populous nation after a Liberian man, who traveled to Lagos for an international conference, became sick on the airplane, and died two days later in a Lagos hospital. The sister of the 40-year-old man had recently died of Ebola in Liberia.

Jul 28 12:54

A nation duped? UK govt. paves way for GM babies

Britain’s government has allegedly misled the public with respect to a newly developed invitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure that experts claim will lead to the birth of “genetically modified babies.”

A group of prominent scientists, including Lord Winston - a long-standing expert in fertility treatment, have criticized Britain’s Department of Health for attempting to furtively introduce a new IVF technique that will allow the DNA of future generations to be manipulated.

The British government has attempted to redefine the term “genetic modification” (GM) to include a controversial new method that will culminate in babies inheriting their genetic make-up from three separate individuals, the scientists say.

Jul 28 12:46

Court Ends Private Property Rights: All Water To Be Controlled By Government

Democrat Senator Fran Pavley has a bill that would give the State the responsibility of “managing” all groundwater. That means the water projects and the groundwater will be controlled by government—which will pick the winners and loser. Government will decide if you can use your private property—water—to grow your crops or be forced at the barrel of a gun give your water to your neighbor that paid nothing for the well you dug and now he will use. Want to collapse agriculture in this State literally overnight, give control of water to government.

Jul 28 12:31

Fracking: oil exploration already occurs in national parks, says energy minister

Tory MP Matthew Hancock's remark comes as firms are invited to bid for first onshore oil and gas licences in six years

Jul 28 12:05

Israeli Strikes on Gaza Continue: Live Feed

You can hear the drones buzzing! And the bombs!

Israel continues to attack Gaza, with PM Netanyahu saying the country must be prepared for a lengthy campaign. Over 1,100 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its military operation in Gaza, according to officials.

Jul 28 11:37

Ebola only a plane ride away from USA

"A case very well could fly out of Africa, only to be detected in some distant country," says Osterholm, who served as an adviser to the George W. Bush administration on bioterrorism.

But Ebola "would not pose a major public health risk" in the USA, he says.

Ebola is unlikely to cause large outbreaks here, he says, because people need to be in intimate contact to spread the virus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any contact, not just "intimate", can result in infection. The doctors in Africa who have become infected prove that, as we may presume they are taking precautions to avoid "intimate" contact with their patients. The known Ebola strains cannot survive in the air for very long, but can survive inside microscopic droplets of fluid such as those ejected by a cough or a sneeze. Until the moisture evaporates, the virus is still viable and infected. Commonly shared surfaces such as restroom fixtures, door handles, and touch screens can transmit the disease. And, were the virus to mutate, as Ebola is known to do rapidly, a simple change to the protein coat could make it able to survive in the air long enough to be transmitted like a cold. This is a serious problem, and it alarms me that the US Government is still obsessing about Gaza, Russia, and the illegal immigrants, and treating the potential for Ebola to come here to the US (courtesy of the aforesaid illegal immigrants) as of minor importance.

There is no cure for Ebola.

There is no vaccine.

This strain of Ebola kills half the people it infects.

Is this the start of a world depopulation program?

Jul 28 11:31

AFRICANS ACCUSE 'WESTERNERS' OF SPREADING EBOLA!

Health workers with Doctors Without Borders have been threatened with knives, stones and machetes by Guineans who blame them for spreading the deadly virus.

Jul 28 11:07

Bee studies feel sting of pesticide manufacturers – MPs

Corporate funding from pesticide manufacturers threatens to contaminate research into the impact of agricultural chemicals on the declining bee population, warn a committee of MPs.

Reacting to the government’s draft National Pollinator Strategy, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) says further research needs to be transparent and subject to independent controls in order to stave off corporate influence and to command public confidence.

Jul 28 10:54

Statement: No scientific consensus on GMO safety

As scientists, physicians, academics, and experts from disciplines relevant to the scientific, legal, social and safety assessment aspects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs),[1] we strongly reject claims by GM seed developers and some scientists, commentators, and journalists that there is a “scientific consensus” on GMO safety[2] [3] [4] and that the debate on this topic is “over”.[5]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mostly because we heard the same bovine excrement regarding the debate on human-caused global warming!

Jul 28 10:50

Food Forward: New PBS Series Explores 'Food Rebel' Innovation

Across 50 cities, it showcases farmers, chefs, scientists, fishermen and ranchers with ways that deviate from the "conventional" large agricultural and food system. Some of their methods emulate traditional farming - which only seem unique to newer generations - but most are new, innovative solutions to feed the world.

Jul 28 10:46

US threatens relations with Israel could worsen over Kerry criticism

The administration is peeved at Israel calling Kerry bad names,but they could give a flying f!#k! over Israel killing women and children with US taxpayer supplied weapons of mass destruction! It's crazy!

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has attracted the ire of Israel following his latest failed attempt to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, and American officials are warning that a wider rift in relations could come with serious repercussions.

Jul 28 10:44

WHO, Govt Shut Down Hospital Over Ebola Virus

As part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Federal Government have shut down the hospital, First Consultants Medical Centre Limited, Ikoyi Road, Obalende, Lagos, where the first victim died.

They have also begun testing of all passengers on the same flight with the first Ebola virus victim in Nigeria who died on Friday in a Lagos hospital. Already, the WHO African Region has opened a sub-regional outbreak coordination centre in Conakry, Guinea.

Jul 28 10:44

Surprise! Ebola Outbreak Connected To Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and George Soros

George Soros’s foundation funds the Kenema bioweapons lab at the focus of the Ebola outbreak, and which is about to be closed, apparently amid an investigation.

At the epicentre of the current Ebola epidemic is the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, which houses a US a biosecurity level 2 bioweapons research lab with links to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Soros Foundation.

Jul 28 10:00

The Hidden Enemy: Psychiatry

This documentary shows how the army is exploited as Psychiatry’s testing ground for drugs and other inhumane “treatment” which have resulted in exponential growth of military suicides. Currently, more US soldiers die from suicide than from combat.

Jul 28 09:54

Liberia doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected

One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, and two American aid workers at a hospital in the West African country have been infected, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Jul 28 09:53

GMO pushers horrified at idea of being held responsible for their role in farmer suicides, crop failures and environmental devastation

The single greatest fear of GMO pushers has just been revealed. In the days after I wrote my now-famous article comparing GMO advocates to Nazi collaborators, the blogosphere erupted with a heated discussion of Monsanto, journalism, the scientific dictatorship of the Nazi empire and the parallels with modern-day GMO pushers.

This story thrust the topic of GMOs back into the minds of millions of people, which was of course the whole point. It also helped introduced terms into the minds of the public like "Monsanto collaborators" and "agricultural holocaust." Critics of the article only helped this effort by pointing to it and bringing more traffic to Natural News, causing our email subscriber list to rapidly explode over the last few days.

Jul 28 09:31

Legalize marijuana at federal level, urge NYT editors

Legalize marijuana now, or face the kind of chaos of the prohibition era in the US, says none other than The New York Times. The newspaper lays out concrete reasons why all-out legalization is the best move.

Jul 28 09:24

How Monsanto and biotech companies violate the Nuremberg Code with inhumane experiments on humans

Unlabeled GMOs are a clear violation of the Nuremberg Code

Jul 28 09:11

California: Manhunt underway for man with ‘drug-resistant’ TB strain

YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO CAREFUL AS ANYONE COULD BE A CARRIER NOWADAYS

Jul 28 09:04

Israel Murders IDF Soldier to Prevent His Capture

This must really lift up the morale of the IDF!

I’ve devoted a good deal of my life to Israel. I’ve studied, read, visited, lived, breathed it. Not in the way diehard pro-Israel fanatics do. But in a different way that matched my own intellectual and political proclivities. It’s a subject that is rich, varied, troubling, bedeviling, and exhilarating. But every once in a while I learn something I never thought possible; and I don’t mean this in a good way.

Jul 28 07:52

Liberia Finance Ministry in 24-Hour Shutdown After Ebola Death

In the wake of the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus and the recent untimely death of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, having contracted the virus, the Ministry wishes to announce the following measures to ensure public safety and instill confidence in users of services at the Ministry.

At the very highest level of the Ministry, all senior officials coming in direct or indirect contact with Mr. Sawyer have been placed on the prescribed 21 days observatory surveillance period starting July 20th, the day Mr. Sawyer departed the country for Nigeria.

Jul 28 07:44

Breaking: 'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey with armed escort

Amid Israel's Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas rocket fire from Gaza, a "Freedom Flotilla" was being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas controlled Palestinian coastal enclave.

The flotilla being organized, called the "Freedom Flotilla II," is the successor of the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

IHH chairman Bulent Yildrim told local Turkish media last week that the activists will set sail as they had received permission from the authorities in Ankara and that the Turkish Navy will provide protection.
We shall see!

Jul 28 07:34

IDF soldier makes a reservation to hotel in Gaza

An Israeli"soldier" making a crank phone call to a Palestinian hotel in Gaza. The IDF is going to give the hotel a little present on the roof then a big present! I think it is safe to say that the Israelis as a people are just plain PSYCHO!

Jul 28 07:27

At 25 Seconds, Incredible Video Actually Captures Israeli Bomb in the Air Before It Hits Its Target

A few seconds in the Israelis drop a small bomb,10 seconds later they drop the building with a 2,000 pounder. Nobody got out! MURDER!

Jul 28 07:22

The Statin Controversy Continues…for Good Reason!

by Dr. K.J. McLaughlin

You’ve likely heard about the importance of cholesterol and how you should get your cholesterol levels checked every year as part of your annual check-up. Blood cholesterol has been used as an indicator of health risk now for a number of decades. Ever since the link between LDL cholesterol and coronary artery disease was made, the role of cholesterol in the diet has also been highly publicized.

Remember the egg controversy? The prevailing wisdom was that you shouldn’t eat eggs because they contain cholesterol. The thought was that you should also avoid all foods high in cholesterol or saturated fat, which raises cholesterol levels...

Jul 28 07:14

In pictures: heartache as Gazans return to their flattened homes

The 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire gave Gaza residents a chance to return to their homes – or what was left of it – after days of unrelentless bombardments from Israeli fire. More than 100 bodies were pulled out from under the rubble.

Jul 28 07:10

Documenting death: the man who counts the bodies in Gaza

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Inside Ashraf al-Qudra's cramped office in Shifa hospital, the phone never stops ringing, with news flooding in of the latest victims of Israel's devastating 20-day military operation.

With over 1,060 people killed and more than 6,000 wounded, counting the dead is a full-time occupation for the 41-year-old spokesman for Gaza's emergency services.

Jul 28 07:07

These Are The Names Of Everyone Killed In Gaza And Israel Since The War Began

Israelis:

1. Dror Khenin, 37, killed near Erez crossing.

2. Eitan Barak, 20, Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza.

3. Ouda el-Waj, killed by rocket, Bedouin community near Dimona.

4. Bar Rahav, 21, Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza.......

Palestinians:

1. Mohammed Shaaban, 24, killed in Gaza.

2. Amjad Shaaban, 30, killed in Gaza.

3. Khader al-Bashiliki, 45, killed in Gaza.

4. Rashad Yassin, 27, killed in the Nusseirat refugee camp.

5. Mohammed Ayman Ashour, 15, killed in Khan Younis.........

6. Riad Mohammed Kawareh, 50, killed in Khan Younis.

7. Bakr Mohammed Judeh, 22, killed in Khan Younis.

Jul 28 06:49

Simon Cowell Under Fire for Donation to Israeli Army

As well he should be!

Cowell gave $150,000 to the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces last year, but the donation is only now hitting the news cycle, according to YNET News.

As a result, Cowell began receiving images of dead Palestinian children on Twitter and has been accused of helping Israel invade Gaza.

One of the tweets said Cowell has "blood on your hands," while another comment included a picture of a father holding his dead baby and read: "You donated money to Israel to do this. Now imagine this was your child.

Jul 28 05:04

Second American aid worker is infected with Ebola in Africa amid fears biggest ever outbreak of incurable virus will spread around the world

A second American citizen has now become infected with the deadly Ebola virus as the worst outbreak ever of the terrifying and grisly disease rages through four West African nations.

Nancy Writebol, an American working for a charity organization in Liberia has tested positive for the virus officials announced Sunday.

While her condition was not released. Writebol is undoubtedly fighting for her life against the virus, which kills 90 percent of those infected.

Jul 27 22:26

These are the days of miracle and wonder

We are standing on the edge of a yawning chasm

Jul 27 17:09

BNP to pay $80 million for defrauding Dept of Agriculture

A US court entered an $80 million judgment against French bank BNP Paribas for defrauding a programme designed to protect US exporters, the Justice Department said Thursday. BNP agreed in June to pay $8.9 billion for violating US sanctions.

Jul 27 16:34

Charlotte missionary tests positive for Ebola virus

A Charlotte native is the second U.S. citizen to test positive for the Ebola virus in Liberia.

According to Samaritan's Purse, Writebol was working with a joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team, treating Ebola patients at the Case Management Center in Monrovia.

Jul 27 11:54

Bad for Teeth, the Brain and Pineal Gland – Is Fluoridating Water Worth It?

Public water fluoridation is one of the most controversial topics today. The people who are advocates for water fluoridation, claim that adding this substance to the public water is beneficial to the community’s dental health because it hardens the enamel on teeth protecting it from acid and bacteria, making it easier for people to brush away oral bacteria and prevent tooth decay.

It’s also claimed that research shows that fluoridated water reduces a population’s rate of tooth decay between 40-70%.

However, when it comes to the “protective layer” that’s created by fluoride, studies conducted by Saarland University in Germany (published by Langmuir) shows that the “protective layer” is not actually useful. In fact, it’s 100 times thinner than it was previously believed, and that it’s actually 6 nanometers thick. An everyday activity like chewing food is enough to disintegrate this layer created by fluoride.

Jul 27 11:29

Russia sues McDonald’s over ‘too many calories’

Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company’s now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.

Jul 27 10:32

‘I can now climb trees’: 6yo kid gets prosthetic arm from 3D printer

A 6 year-old boy from Florida born with right arm deficiency has received a prosthetic replacement. Now climbing a tree and catching a ball will be easier for him. Students from Florida University made it on a 3D printer for just $350 in just 8 weeks.

Jul 27 10:00

Nearly 300,000 suicides in India so far from GMO crop failures

The Western media is steeped in denial about the true damage being caused by genetically modified (GM) crops, especially in the developing Third World.

Jul 27 09:55

Study: ‘Shocking’ water loss in western U.S.

Satellites show groundwater supply at greater risk than previously thought

Jul 27 08:19

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.

The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an international flight also raised new fears that other passengers could take the disease beyond Africa due to weak inspection of passengers and the fact Ebola's symptoms are similar to other diseases.

Jul 27 07:09

Nearly 300,000 suicides in India so far from GMO crop failures

The Western media is steeped in denial about the true damage being caused by genetically modified (GM) crops, especially in the developing Third World. But despite the lies you may have heard from mainstream news sources, nearly 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide since 1995 as a direct result of mounting debt and crop failures associated with GMO crops, and mainly cotton crops that were forcibly converted to patented, transgenic varieties owned by Big Biotech.

A report by India's National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) revealed that, between 1995 and 2011, 290,740 farmer suicides had taken place due to economic failure, poverty and bankruptcy caused by GMO adoption. And in the years since that time, for which there is no official data, there have more than likely been thousands of additional suicides, bringing this number to at least 300,000 and possibly higher.

Jul 27 07:07

The Agricultural Holocaust explained: the 10 worst ways GMOs threaten humanity and our natural world

Why are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a serious threat to humanity and the environment? The reasons span the realms of science, social justice, economics and the environment, and once you understand this, you'll readily understand why so many environmentalists, humanitarians, responsible scientists and social justice advocates are strongly opposed to GMOs.

Here are the top 10 ways GMOs threaten us all:

Jul 26 21:09

How – and Why – to Boycott Factory Farmed Chicken

Waking Times

This article is for everyone who eats chicken. It’s not about whether eating chicken is moral or healthy. If based on your own ethical and nutritional requirements, you’ve already decided to eat chicken, please consider this advice.

Jul 26 21:04

The Contamination of Natural Kaua`i

Paul Koberstein, Guest
Waking Times

The Garden Island’s rare plants and wildlife are being put at risk by the toxic chemicals used on GMO test fields.

Jul 26 13:34

Officials Searching For Man With ‘Severe, Contagious Strain Of Tuberculosis

A homeless man infected with Tuberculosis disappeared in Stockton. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 26, first came on health officials’ radar in March, after he was diagnosed with a severe and contagious strain of TB. According to the court complaint, he didn’t comply with treatment.

Jul 26 11:33

Study: ‘Shocking’ water loss in western U.S.

SATELLITES SHOW GROUNDWATER SUPPLY AT GREATER RISK THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

Jul 26 10:22

U.S. Government Invests in Robot Personal Trainers for Children

Nicholas West
Activist Post

In loco parentis (in the place of a parent) - the legal charge given to educators when you hand over your children to school - might take on a strange new meaning. A 5-year, multi-university project is being led by Yale and includes researchers from MIT, Stanford and the University of Southern California; it is funded to the tune of $10 million by the National Science Foundation, which has fallen under the umbrella of the federal BRAIN neuroscience initiative...

Jul 26 08:51

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

Big wins can happen in small places. The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

The settlement was approved last year, but details were worked out only weeks ago as to how the funds were to be spent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kind of thing should be happening internationally to Monsanto, for all the harm they have done to people, and to this planet.

Jul 26 06:55

Deadly West Nile Virus spreads to at least 2 U.S. states

West Nile now threatening several U.S. states

Jul 25 17:56

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

Big wins can happen in small places. The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

Jul 25 14:22

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

Big wins can happen in small places. The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

Jul 25 13:20

Cancer is curable NOW: Watch the full free documentary here

We live in a world of outrageous lies fronted by corporate interests, but one of the fundamental undeniable truths of biology is that cancer is curable

Jul 25 13:04

Colorado Judge Lets Fracking Trump Public Health

A Colorado district court judge on Thursday invalidated the city of Longmont's fracking ban, a decision celebrated by oil and gas industry and denounced by critics who say it prioritizes the extractive process over public health and the environment.

Longmont made a landmark move in 2012 when voters approved with strong support an amendment to the city’s charter to ban fracking.

Jul 25 12:50

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO

The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Jul 25 12:29

The Unsustainable Absurdity of the Average American Diet

Have you ever thought about how wildly unrealistic and unsustainable our current diets are? Items that don't grow within the same season are commonly consumed together. Things that don't grow on the same continent are combined into all sorts of meals. We eat blueberries in December and drink pumpkin spice lattes in the summer. We eat tropical fruit with Midwestern grains. Without the transportation system, there would be absolutely no rhyme or reason to our "normal" diets.

Here's an example: What's a typical breakfast in the United States?

Maybe it's a bowl of Cheerios with milk, a banana sliced on top, and a glass of orange juice.

This sounds pretty normal, right? It's not - it's actually quite exotic, if you think about it.

Jul 25 12:04

Top 10 weird chilli pepper facts

Using pepper as a weapon goes back 1,000?s of years.

Jul 25 11:58

Surprising cause of blood clots and irregular heartbeats

WE CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT THE HEART, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HOW IT WORKS

Jul 25 11:57

Glyphosate Detected in Deformed Piglets

He began noticing an absurd amount of deformed piglets and reproductive problems in the sows eating GMO soy.

He brought 38 malformed piglets to a laboratory where glyphosate concentrations were tested...

Jul 25 11:54

Surprising cause of blood clots and irregular heartbeats

WE CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT THE HEART, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HOW IT WORKS

Jul 25 10:32

Michelle Obama teaming up with Monsanto to promote children’s food

The popular agriculture company Monsanto is partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote nutritional foods for kids. According to reports from the Associated Press, Monsanto will spend $50 million over five years on a campaign to market ‘healthy’ genetically modified food to children. The agrochemical company will also bring its food offerings for kids in line with the new federal standards for labeling and nutrition.

Obama announced her intentions in front of crates of fresh produce on Thursday. “When I see a company like Monsanto launch an initiative like this, I feel more hopeful than ever before,” said the First Lady. “We can improve how we make and sell food in this country.”

Jul 25 10:21

Ebola Victim On The Run In West Africa Capital

Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's okay, just bring her over to Mexico and send her across the border to give Nancy Pelosi a huge hug and a big, wet, sloppy kiss, and she'll call you a "refugee Baby Jesus" and give you all kinds of free goodies!

Jul 25 10:20

New IRS Form Proves Obama Lied About Individual Mandate Tax

On Thursday the IRS released a slew of draft 2014 tax forms. The new draft Form 1040 shows a new surtax line has been created for the payment of the individual mandate surtax – see line 61 of the 1040.

President Obama has repeatedly denied that the surtax is in fact actually a tax.

Jul 25 09:51

Knowledge without wisdom: Phaethon and technocracy

IN OUR EMERGENT TECHNOCRACY WE ARE SUBMERGED IN A SEA OF KNOWLEDGE
Modern wonders reach their apex in the readily available stores of knowledge at anyone’s fingertips.

Jul 25 09:50

Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm

Animals exposed to the commonly-used pesticide Roundup are more likely to have an impaired sperm structure, suggests new research from the University of Caen, France.

The scientists investigated the effects of Roundup after an eight day exposure in adult animals. They found a significant difference in the expression of a compound called aromatase in the testis of animals. Aromatase is an enzyme involved in a key step in the synthesis of estrogens in the body. They also found a reduced expression of genetic material in sperm, and a change in hormonal balance (male hormone to estrogen balance) and the resulting quality of sperm. The scientists concluded that “The repetition of exposures of this herbicide could alter the mammalian reproduction.”

Jul 25 09:07

GMO Food Crops in India: BJP Government Grants the “Green Light” to Monsanto and the Biotech Conglomerates

The Indian government is facing strong opposition for its decision to allow field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops. The Coalition for a GM-Free India is calling the approvals ‘hasty’ and has asked the Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change to cancel them.

Jul 25 08:58

Judge Sides With Oil Industry To Overturn Colorado Town’s Ban On Fracking

A Colorado town’s voter-approved ban on fracking in residential areas was shot down on Thursday, after a judge sided with an industry lawsuit claiming only the state government has that kind of authority over oil and gas operations.

Jul 25 08:42

La Raza President: 'Un-American' to Protest Illegal Immigration

Murguia also said that there is "nothing more un-American than deliberately frightening" illegal immigrant children. She called Republican elected officials like Texas Governor Rick Perry "reprehensible" for sending the National Guard to the border and being concerned about crime and diseases that illegal immigrants are bringing with them across the border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nations have borders for the same reason houses have doors, to decide who comes in and who does not. No nation on earth has an open border where people can come and go as they please. If you demand fairness, let the US have the same immigration policies as Mexico does.

There is a legal path anyone can follow to become a US citizen and for those who follow that path, welcome and I hope the US lives up to your expectations. (But I doubt it will.)

But for the illegal immigrants, I want to focus on that first word, "illegal." These people are criminals simply for stepping across the border without permission from the legal citizens of this country.

Back in the heyday of "Give us your tired, your poor, your teeming masses yearning to breath free" medical checks were required, and those who were carrying dangerous illnesses were either quarantined until they got better, or sent home if their condition was incurable, to protect the health of the American people. This strikes me as sensible.

The surge of illegals coming across the border are confirmed to be carrying infectious tuberculosis, HIV, H1N1, Bubonic Plague, among other contagious illnesses. This is not hysteria, it is a documented fact. Legal Americans are being placed at risk of their health by Obama's immigration "policy."

The World Heath Organization is warning that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will escape that continent, and news stories in Italy and Spain suggest this may have already happened. We may presume that some West Africans traveled to Brazil for the recent World Cup. This particular strain of Ebola has an incubation period of up to 21 days during which the patient is infectious, although unaware they are ill. So, our hypothetical infected soccer fan gives the infection to another soccer fan who flew in from Nicaragua, or Honduras, or Mexico, who then fly back and pass it to someone who is on their way north to the Mexican border. This is not improbable. Given enough time, it is inevitable.

This current strain of Ebola has a lethality rate of 56%. There is no cure. There is no vaccine. And until that border with Mexico is sealed shut, there is no way to prevent it from eventually reaching the United States.

If a foreign government intentionally sent thousands of people carrying infectious diseases into the United States, we would call it an act of biological warfare, or at least a bio-terror attack. What do we call it when the President of the United States does it?

Now to the economic dimensions. Again, back in the heyday of "Give us your tired, your poor, your teeming masses yearning to breath free", America was industrializing and turning the west into a vast agricultural resource. America needed new workers, and welcomed them in. Today is different. There are 90 million Americans willing and able to work, but unable to find jobs according to the US Bureau of labor statistics. That means there are also no jobs for the illegals. Across the west, which is after all a desert, we hear reports of water shortages which will only be made worse by a sudden surge in population being sent in by bus and plane.

I understand politicians pushing an agenda, whether it is to secure Obama's legacy for immigration reform, to craft a permanent democratic voting bloc, or to further depress wages with a glut of cheap workers, but we need to step back and widen our gaze to what is best for the nation as a whole.

Back when Eisenhower was President, he shut the border with Mexico down with only 10% of the border patrol agents now working for ICE. So, we know it can be done if the President wants it. Hence, the current open border situation is an intentional result of White House policy, and one can only wonder why.

Jul 25 08:07

Liberian Man Tested For Ebola In World's Fourth Most Populous City

Yesterday, when reporting on the latest tragic development in the wost ever Ebola outbreak to sweep through west Africa, namely that the head doctor tasked with containing the virus had himself contracted it, we commented that the "only good news, if any, is that even as the epidemic which has raged for months, and now appears to be out of control, it has not spilled out of Africa into other continents yet." That may not be the case for much longer following an update earlier today by Reuters that a Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a megacity of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Jul 25 08:04

Smart Homes Reveal User Behavior, Prone to Hacks: Study

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

Our Internet-driven world filled with interconnected smart gadgets and computing applications is making us vulnerable to potentially life-changing hacks and tracking. Not only are modern cars open to being hacked, but also boats, planes, and GPS-driven munitions and unmanned vehicles.

So, perhaps you think you'll ditch the modern car, get rid of the smartphone, limit travel and hunker down safe and cozy in your home? Well, unfortunately, if your house is filled with modern appliances and electronics, it could potentially open you up for a nightmare experience. This is the subject of a new European study that will be presented at the ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks in Oxford...

Jul 25 08:03

Antipsychotic drugs shrink the brain and may accelerate psychosis for schizophrenics, study finds

As humans age, brain cells lose some of their volume and the brain shrinks slowly, subtly over time. Brain cells and their connections are scaled back especially when they are not used. This process of atrophy usually begins after age 30 and continues each year. According to a new study spearheaded by the University of Oulu and the University of Cambridge in Finland, the average speed of brain atrophy of healthy individuals is 0.5 percent per year.

The team of researchers also discovered a striking difference between healthy participants taking NO mind-altering drugs and schizophrenia patients taking antipsychotic drugs.

Over a nine-year follow-up period, the researchers found that antipsychotic medications speed up brain atrophy, accelerating the degeneration of brain cells. In fact, antipsychotic medications were associated with a 40 percent increase in brain atrophy per year.

Jul 25 07:29

Solar flare almost blasted Earth back to the dark ages two years ago, NASA scientists reveal

Scientists have revealed that Earth came perilously close to a solar storm that could have 'changed life as we know it', causing widespread power failures and knocking out GPS and communication networks.

On July 23, 2012, a plasma cloud or 'CME' rocketed away from the sun as fast as 3000 km/s, more than four times faster than a typical eruption.

Had the eruption occurred just one week earlier, the blast site would have been facing Earth, rather than off to the side.

Scientists say the eruption may have been the most violent ever recorded.

Analysts believe that a direct hit could cause widespread power blackouts, disabling everything that plugs into a wall socket.

Most people wouldn’t even be able to flush their toilet because urban water supplies largely rely on electric pumps, one report warned.

Jul 25 07:26

Mother gives two-year-old daughter a daily dose of CANNABIS, claiming the drug has helped control her 60 seizures a day

Jaylene Siery and her partner Peter Rule, from New South Wales in Australia, give Larisa a daily dose of the drug, claiming it has reduced her 60 seizures a day to just five. The two-year-old suffered brain damage when she was born, leaving her partially blind and deaf, and with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. From just two days old she started having up to 60 fits a day - some lasting more than an hour. Doctors tried various medications to try and stop the convulsions. But researching online her parents found a daily dose of cannabis is said to help control their daughter's symptoms. Miss Siery, who risks going to prison, said: 'I'm not a bad mother, I want nothing but good for my child. She was in pain, she was suffering, and I tried everything before I tried this.'

Jul 25 07:12

Rosetta's comet seen in close-up

Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.

Surface details of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are becoming visible, as the craft nears its quarry.

The images confirm it may be not one but two objects joined together; a smaller "head" connected to a larger "body".

Rosetta will arrive at the comet in August.

Jul 25 07:05

Sierra Leone hunts Ebola patient kidnapped in Freetown

A hunt has been launched in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives.

Radio stations around the country are appealing for help to find the 32-year-old who is being described as a "risk to all".

She is the first Freetown resident to have tested positive for the virus.

Jul 24 22:26

How – and Why – to Boycott Factory Farmed Chicken

Waking Times

This article is for everyone who eats chicken. It’s not about whether eating chicken is moral or healthy. If based on your own ethical and nutritional requirements, you’ve already decided to eat chicken, please consider this advice:

Jul 24 16:04

Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event

Activist Post

The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point.

In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event...

Jul 24 15:05

QUARANTINE: A Possible Local Government Solution For Brazoria County. A Deterrence That Might Keep illegel Unaccompanied Minors Out of Manvel Texas?

I might be wrong about this solution to Washington arrogance. For those thinking about making the journey north. If there are reports being locked down in a building under quarantine because the people they went along with have symptoms of Tuberculosis. Since they are exposed being around a carrier. it might take months before they see day light might make them think twice before they take the trip north.

Jul 24 14:21

Why is Wal-Mart preparing for a major earthquake on the New Madrid fault?

Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information. According to a Wal-Mart executive, Wal-Mart “participated in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line”

Jul 24 14:19

One-third to die by plague or famine; one-third will fall by the sword; one-third to be scattered to every wind

MANY BELIEVE THAT BIBLICAL SIGNS OF FAMINE AND PESTILENCE HAVE BEGUN TO APPEAR IN OUR WORLD, AND THAT’S WHY THE TITLE OF THIS ARTICLE QUOTES EZEKIEL 5:12

Jul 24 12:38

First West Nile Virus Death Confirmed in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health has confirmed an East Valley man in his early 60s has died from West Nile virus, the first death this year from the illness.

Jul 24 12:32

Anti-biotic resistant superbug threatening hospitals in U.S., spreading

‘HOSPITALS HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO, PREPARING FOR THIS’, SAYS REPORT

Jul 24 12:22

Lagos: Ebola Is Here

The deadly Ebola Virus Disease which has killed over over 500 people in West Africa has hit Lagos, the Lagos state government says.

Jul 24 12:16

Deadly ‘superbug’ Spreading in US Hospitals

Cases of the contagious and deadly “superbug” known as CRE increased five-fold in community hospitals from 2008 to 2012 in the Southeastern U.S., according to a new study.

Jul 24 11:50

Study: More Than Half Of The People Executed In The United States Have A Severe Mental Illness

A majority of the 100 executed inmates examined in a new study by three legal researchers had “a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder or psychosis.” Yet, because of an oddity in the Supreme Court’s death penalty cases, it is typically constitutional under existing precedents to execute people with these illnesses.

Jul 24 11:47

NY Dept. of Health and Human Services now collecting sexual orientation data, tracking gays, trannies

EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY LBGTS FOR FUTURE TARGETING AND POSSIBLE DEPOPULATION HAVE ALREADY BEGUN

Jul 24 11:16

FLASHBACK - An exodus which was merely a myth

Showing the foundations of the fort of the XVIIIth dynasty, the oldest ever found in this line of defense, known as the road of Horus, Mohamad Abdel-Maqsoud, the leader of excavations and the director of the central administration of Egyptian antiquities, said that it is testimony to the fierceness of the fighting. "It is here that was established the first large lock of the empire against the conquerors from the east, as the Hyksos," he says, whereas today the Suez Canal is only 5 km. But the basis for subsequent attacks in the Pharaonic empire in the direction of Palestine, with the establishment of a chain composed of a dozen strongholds until what is now known as the Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel gains a great deal of political advantage from the story of Exodus. But much of the Torah or Old Testament is simply stolen from other sources. The story of Noah and the Flood, for example, was copied from the Epic of Gilgamesh, as was the story of Job. It is important to recall that in those days there was no prohibition on copying. The physical book or scroll was the thing of value due to the labor intensive process of creating it, and copying/modifying other stories was accepted practice.

But according to modern archaeologists, including Egypt's Dr. Zahi Hawass, the story told of the flight of the Hebrews from Pharaoh actually happened to the Hyksos, who fled Egypt looting as they went which is why Pharaoh chased after them.

It is important to understand that rulers always lie, and the Israelites are no different.

See OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS

Jul 24 10:57

FLASHBACK 2013 - Zionists design myth of Jewish genome to usurp Palestine

They perpetrated the fraud solely to support the bogus biblical claim to Palestine which was anchored in their being a separate people. This distinguished them from all others because they claimed a land title in their blood. They bet the farm on this DNA proof of purchase, a God given bar coded passport to the Palestine. Dr. Ehaik just erased the bar code. It was just stamped on anyway, because it was never in the blood.

Why, why did they do it? The second half of the answer not revealed in his research was that you had a bunch of atheist, communist Jews shoot their way into taking over the Land with the sole moral cover that 'God gave it us only'.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has sold the lie that "Jewish" is an ethnic group in addition to being a religion. But the DNA tells another story, of dozens of other ethnic groups converting to Judaism and simply declaring they are a different and superior race to all others, with a mandate from the imaginary playmate in the sky that they are supposed to own all of Palestine (and anything else they can get their hands on).

Jul 24 10:44

Liberian Man Tested For Ebola In World's Fourth Most Populous City

Yesterday, when reporting on the latest tragic development in the wost ever Ebola outbreak to sweep through west Africa, namely that the head doctor tasked with containing the virus had himself contracted it, we commented that the "only good news, if any, is that even as the epidemic which has raged for months, and now appears to be out of control, it has not spilled out of Africa into other continents yet." That may not be the case for much longer following an update earlier today by Reuters that a Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a megacity of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Jul 24 10:40

U.S. Pork Producers Keep Using Drug Banned or Restricted in 160 Countries

Pig farmers in the United States have continued to feed a controversial drug to their livestock, choosing production needs over human and animal health concerns, according to critics.

The drug is ractopamine, which is given to 60% to 80% of all domestic pigs and cattle to make them grow leaner before slaughter. The Food and Drug Administration first approved it 15 years ago, claiming the drug was safe to use.

But food safety advocates disagree with this claim and the assertions of farmers who rely on the product made by Elanco, a division of drug maker Eli Lilly. They point out that 160 countries have either outlawed the drug or limited its use, while also noting the existence of 160,000 reports of pigs becoming ill or dying after being fed ractopamine.

The nonprofit Center for Food Safety cited information from the European Food Safety Authority showing ractopamine can cause increased heart rates in humans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Call me silly, but I do not think I am going to be eating American pork any time soon!!

Jul 24 10:37

Leaked Document Reveals US-EU Trade Agreement Threatens Public Health, Food Safety

A draft chapter of the U.S-EU trade agreement leaked today by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) reveals public health and food safety could be at risk, according to an accompanying analysis. The leaked chapter concerns Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) issues—those surrounding food safety and animal and plant health—in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated. Only TTIP negotiators and security cleared advisors, mostly corporate representatives, can read and comment on draft negotiating texts.

Jul 24 09:48

Map of Ebola in West Africa

Jul 24 09:48

Fine Print of the Food Wars: Monsanto and Biotech Industry Pushing for World Food Monopoly Through Seed Supply

Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply.This “empire” is being built on false foundations: that Monsanto is a creator/inventor of life and hence can own the seed through patents and that life can be engineered and machined like an iPhone.

Jul 24 09:12

Are patient privacy laws being misused to protect medical centers?

In the name of patient privacy, a security guard at a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, threatened a mother with jail for trying to take a photograph of her own son.

In the name of patient privacy , a Daytona Beach, Florida, nursing home said it couldn't cooperate with police investigating allegations of a possible rape against one of its residents.

Jul 24 08:55

New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

The government has been criticised for appointing a former business adviser to David Cameron who has had corporate links to the fracking industry as the new chairman of the Environment Agency.

Sir Philip Dilley, who will work three days a week on a salary of £100,000, was until April the chairman of Arup, an engineering firm that has been employed to write environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla – the company hoping to become the first to exploit Britain's shale gas resources.

Jul 24 08:09

EPA denies request to use toxic herbicide on superweeds in Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied an emergency application to use a hazardous pesticide on 3 million acres of Texas cotton fields, after groups representing environmental, public health, and organic farm interests urged the agency to reject the request based on environmental effects and the predictable nature of the weed resistance to currently used chemicals.

Despite finding that the application met the urgent and non-routine emergency criteria, EPA cited aggregate exposure through drinking water and other risk assessment concerns as the reason for the denial...

Jul 24 07:44

Woman with 'toxic dental fillings' discovers mercury poisoning is to blame' for crippling symptoms mistaken for MS

A woman diagnosed with MS after losing the ability to walk claims her symptoms were actually the result of mercury poisoning from dental fillings.

Eighteen months after Maria Indermuhle had dental treatment, doctors told the 32-year-old she had the lifelong crippling illness multiple sclerosis.

They warned the then 29-year-old the condition would leave her unable to walk and prepared her for a life on medication - crushing her dreams of becoming a mother.

But Mrs Indermuhle, who is from Inverness but lives in Switzerland, is now back to full health, having had the fillings she claims were responsible, removed.

Mrs Indermuhle said she has never been in contact with mercury, other than when she had the fillings fitted.

Jul 24 04:42

Killer wind turbines decimating bats claim

WIND turbines could be killing tens of thousands of bats — by giving them “the bends”.

While the number of wind turbines are an increasingly common sight in the South West, dead bats are being found at the base of the giant machines.

And rather than being killed by flying into the blades, new research has claimed that bats suffer from an airborne version of the diver’s condition known as “the bends” when they fly too near wind turbines — making their lungs burst.

Jul 24 04:38

Super ants are on the march across southern England: Huge colony discovered in London is linked to insects found in Gloucestershire in 2009

An invasion of Asian super ants is believed to have spread across southern England after a massive nest was found in London.

The UK’s first colony of the insects, which are attracted to electricity and munch through cables sparking fires and blackouts, was reported in 2009 at Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire.

Jul 23 19:51

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Waking Times

Based on the sheer amount of research studies available dating back to the 1950s on the association between industrial chemicals and neurobehavioral disorders – it makes sense that more recent studies are finally starting to emphasize the chemical/neurodevelopmental disorder connection. That is, additional links to keynotes seen in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD symptomology.

Jul 23 19:48

Raw Milk Versus Pasteurized—Which Is Safer?

Waking Times

The United States lags far behind many other nations when it comes to food safety and nutritional recommendations, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to raw milk.

Jul 23 18:48

9/11 DEBATE CHALLENGE: Credentialed Professionals Need Only Apply

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is offering credentialed building professionals a 9/11 Debate Challenge — an opportunity to publicly endorse the National Construction Safety Team Act Report 1A (NCSTAR 1A), titled Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) and published in November 2008 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

By issuing this 9/11 Debate Challenge, AE911Truth hopes to further educate fellow building professionals and the public about NIST's collapse initiation hypothesis and its assertion of subsequent structural failures. AE911Truth, as the "Challenger of NIST," trusts that such a debate with the "Champion of NIST," whoever that may be, will allow the evidence for the explosive controlled demolition of WTC 7 to be presented side by side with videos and other forensic evidence obtained from NIST's own files.

Jul 23 18:42

Thorium: An energy solution

Thorium's capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored because it was unsuitable for making bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for harvesting energy from Thorium, and has the potential to solve today's energy/climate crisis. LFTR is a type of Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (Th-MSR). This video summarizes over 6 hours worth of thorium talks given by Kirk Sorensen and other thorium technologists.

Jul 23 18:16

Bubonic Plague strikes China, entire city under lockdown

The citizens of the city are not allowed to leave and police have even set up roadblocks after a 39-year-old man was found dead from the Bubonic Plague, reports say.

Jul 23 17:27

Apple: Court Gives 21,000 Workers Green Light For Class Action Against Tech Giant

Cupertino computer firm could face tens of millions in payouts to current and former employees, say legal experts.

Jul 23 17:12

Michigan Department of Agriculture Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs

While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water, the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy.

Jul 23 16:31

Alleged Glyphosate Poisoning Leaves 2 Children Dead in Paraguay

A deadly combination of the excessive use of Glyphosate herbicide on GM soybean crops and inaction by local doctors has allegedly left two children dead and 33 people (including 18 children) with poisoning symptoms in the Canindeyú region of Paraguay.

3-year-old Adelaida Alvarez died suddenly on Monday morning at home while her family was preparing to take her to the hospital, and her sister Adela Alvarez (6 months) died on Tuesday after being discharged from the Curuguaty Hospital...

Jul 23 16:29

Pennsylvania Fracking Regulators 'Woefully' Unprepared, Says State Audit

Placing the health and wellbeing of Pennsylvania residents at great risk, the state’s environmental regulatory body is "woefully" unprepared to monitor and regulate the shale oil and gas drilling boom, charged a report released by the state’s Inspector General on Tuesday.

According to the audit, the “meteoric growth” of the shale gas industry, which is due largely to the proliferation of fracking, “caught the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) unprepared” to effectively monitor well safety, protect drinking water, and provide clear and timely information to citizens.

Jul 23 13:37

CREEPY : Feds to ‘Deploy’ Robot Companions for Children in Schools, Homes…

The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.

Jul 23 11:55

MH17 hauled gruesome cargo in infected corpses and tainted blood

IN THESE STILL EARLY HOURS FOLLOWING THE MYSTERY CRASH OF MH17, ONE MUST DARE TO THINK THE UNTHINKABLE

Jul 23 11:11

Military device used on Detroit protest against water shutoffs

Nine persons were arrested at the entrance to Homrich, a demolition contractor working on a $5.6 million deal to perform the water shutoffs on residents

Jul 23 11:11

Obamacare Sting Operation Reveals Fake Insurance Applications Getting Approved

An undercover operation found that the majority of fake Obamacare applications submitted were approved by the health law’s enrollment system.

Jul 23 10:51

The Day I Was Nearly Arrested for Having an Autistic Son

When my son, who has autism, was 4, he had such a titanic tantrum on the street in Providence, Rhode Island, where we lived, that I couldn’t control him. He started screaming, running into the street, hitting and biting me — and himself — in a panicked frenzy, and all I could do was sit on the curb and try to keep him reasonably safe. His high-pitched shrieks soon attracted a crowd, people openly staring with disapproval and commenting about how I couldn’t control my own child.

Jul 23 10:17

10 plagues that are hitting America right now

Yes, one can always point out bad stuff that is happening somewhere in the country, but right now we are facing a nightmarish combination of crippling drought, devastating wildfires, disastrous viruses, dying crops and superbugs that scientists don’t know how to kill.

Jul 23 10:11

Even WSJ agrees: GMOs threaten food security while offering no solution for India’s poor

The government of India appears to be slowly falling into the clutches of multinational chemical companies craftily pushing their own patented genetically modified (GM) crops as the solution to hunger and poverty, with a new bill set to deliver subsidized food made from these poisons to more than 800 million Indian people.

Jul 23 10:10

Sierra Leone's Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts Virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.

The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West African country. Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected and there is no cure or vaccine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lethality of this particular strain is running at 56%.

Jul 23 09:48

Michigan Dept. of Agriculture forces farmer to dump 248 gallons of organic milk and break 1200 range-free eggs

While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water, the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy.

Jul 23 08:32

UK Cops Brag About Using Facial Recognition Software To Capture... A Shoplifter

Facial recognition software is the law enforcement frontier. Rather than having to build a lineup, law enforcement can just run suspected criminals' faces against the collected photos of criminals and non-criminals alike in hopes of a positive identification.

Jul 23 07:23

Brain-Eating Amoebas: What You Need to Know

It sounds like the stuff of horror films, nightmares, or scary bedtime stories.

Unfortunately, Naegleria fowleri - more commonly known as “brain-eating amoeba” – is very real.

The amoeba lurks in warm freshwater lakes, rivers, and hot springs, and makes its way into the body via the nose when people go swimming or diving. According to the CDC, in very rare instances, Naegleria infections may also occur when contaminated water from other sources (such as inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water or heated and contaminated tap water) enters the nose.

Jul 23 06:59

Possible Epidemic? The Chikungunya Virus Is Starting To Spread In America

Cases of the chikungunya virus are appearing in the United States at a level that is far higher than anything health officials have seen in recent years, and now there are two confirmed cases of people that have not even traveled out of the country getting the virus. That means that the chikungunya virus is starting to spread in America, and once it starts spreading it is really hard to stop. Instead of spreading human to human, this virus actually spreads “person-to-mosquito-to-person”.

Jul 22 23:57

Prescriptions or Plants: Time for a New Medicinal Mindset?

Waking Times

A word is a thought expressed, and it has been said that our thoughts speak louder than our words. The power of the mind is still virtually unknown. A light switch turns on and off and the differences are apparent, and the same holds true for our perception and how we believe. It is my personal belief that we will either our sickness or our well-being; we have the ability to anticipate success or failure. As an example, if you receive a terminal diagnosis, you either turn the switch off or allow it to come into fruition, or you change your mindset and lifestyle to do whatever it takes in order to live. And it all begins within the mind. The same holds true in medicine.

Jul 22 23:56

Bad for Teeth, the Brain and Pineal Gland – Is Fluoridating Water Worth It?

Waking Times

Public water fluoridation is one of the most controversial topics today. The people who are advocates for water fluoridation, claim that adding this substance to the public water is beneficial to the community’s dental health because it hardens the enamel on teeth protecting it from acid and bacteria, making it easier for people to brush away oral bacteria and prevent tooth decay.

Jul 22 21:00

Survival or extinction

In the previous chapter I arrived at the conclusion that the best way to rescue human civilization from self-destruction and collapse is to open the borders, create a parallel and global civilization that is sustainable and nurture it until it grows strong enough and sufficiently attractive to absorb all other people within its fold.

Jul 22 20:28

Al-Aqsa Hospital hit as strikes on Gaza’s medical facilities continue

LATEST STRIKE ON HOSPITAL AND AMBULANCES WREAKS HAVOC ON AN ALREADY STRETCHED MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Jul 22 18:32

Driverless cars could change everything, prompting a cultural shift similar to the early 20th century's move away from horses as the usual means of transportation.

For now, it seems like a novelty - cars that can operate independently of human control, safely cruising down streets thanks to an array of sensors and pinpoint GPS navigation.

Jul 22 18:32

The Ten Plagues That Are Hitting America Right Now

Why are so many plagues hitting the United States all of a sudden? Yes, one can always point out bad stuff that is happening somewhere in the country, but right now we are facing a nightmarish combination of crippling drought, devastating wildfires, disastrous viruses, dying crops and superbugs that scientists don’t know how to kill. And as you will see, we even have a plague of flies down in Mississippi. So what in the world is going on? Is this just a case of bad luck, or is something else happening? At the conclusion of this article, please feel free to tell me what you think. The following are ten plagues that are hitting America right now…

Jul 22 16:59

For Freedom Industries, a Small Price to Pay for Poisoning West Virginia Water

Last week, Freedom Industries — the now bankrupt company that was responsible for a chemical spill that tainted the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of West Virginians — learned that there will be a small price to pay for its negligence.

Jul 22 16:34

Is Obamacare Finished? Federal Court Says NO to Subsidies in 36 States

A federal appeals court dealt a major blow to Obamacare today, ruling against the legality of some subsidies issued to people through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

The ruling involves the states that did not set up their own marketplaces. The language in Obamacare actually restricts subsidies to state-run exchanges.

Only 14 states ran their own exchanges. The federal government took over for the 36 states that opted out of operating their own exchanges – and the court’s ruling says that the federal government may not pay subsidies for insurance plans in those states.

Jul 22 16:32

Could MERS become a Pandemic Threat? Scientists Think MERS may have gone Airborne

In a research paper published Tuesday on the American Society of Microbiology website, World Health Origination (WHO) scientists are suggesting that the deadly MERS virus may have gone airborne.

Jul 22 15:54

CDC director warns of ‘post-antibiotic era’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that the government needs to take immediate action before we live in a world where life-saving antibiotics are no longer effective.

Jul 22 13:54

Monsanto/FDA: 2 crime families, trillion-dollar hustle

Quoted in the New York Times Magazine (October 25, 1998, “Playing God in the Garden”), Philip Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications, famously stated: “Monsanto shouldn’t have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.”

From the Federal Register, Volume 57, No.104, “Statement of [FDA] Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties,” here is what the FDA had to say on this matter: “Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety.”

The direct and irreconcilable clash of these two statements is no accident. It’s not a sign of incompetence or sloppy work or a mistake or a miscommunication. It’s a clear signal that the fix was in.

Jul 22 12:04

British Psychiatrists Advocate Psychedelics for Depression

The Beatles wrote songs about them and Aldous Huxley said they could be “extremely good for anybody with fixed ideas”. Now scientists are beginning to understand exactly what happens to our brain under the influence of psychedelic drugs, revealing intriguing insights into their well-observed link to creativity.

Jul 22 11:36

For Freedom Industries, a Small Price to Pay for Poisoning West Virginia Water

Last week, Freedom Industries — the now bankrupt company that was responsible for a chemical spill that tainted the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of West Virginians — learned that there will be a small price to pay for its negligence.

Jul 22 11:30

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums, saying financial aid can be paid only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.

About 100 miles to the south in Richmond, Virginia, another appeals court panel unanimously came to the opposite conclusion, ruling that the Internal Revenue Service correctly interpreted the will of Congress when it issued regulations allowing consumers in all 50 states to purchase subsidized coverage.

The White House immediately declared that policyholders will keep getting financial aid as the administration sorts out the legal implications.

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Jul 22 11:14

Encephalitis claims 67 lives in eastern India in fortnight

An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 67 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, describing the situation as “alarming”, a top health official says

"Of the total 341 cases in the region, 67 deaths have been recorded so far," West Bengal health services director Biswaranjan Satpathy said on Tuesday.

He added that eight of the victims were children below the age of 15.

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The global health system appears to be breaking down. Vaccines are probing ineffective and germs are evolving to be resistant to antibiotics.

Jul 22 09:12

BREAKING: Obamacare dealt massive setback by federal appeals court

Millions of Americans are not entitled to government health insurance subsidies under Obamacare because of the way the law is written, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

In a decision that could blow a massive hold in President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the court held that people living in states that relied on the federal government to set up their insurance market exchanges cannot offer the subsidies considered critical to making coverage affordable.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the administration used an IRS rule to stretch the meaning of the Affordable Care Act, which said financial aid to to low- and middle-income people should only flow to exchanges “established by the State.” If that means only state-run exchanges, it would cut off subsidies to two-thirds of the nation.

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Jul 22 08:25

Scientists Review 343 Studies To See If Organic Food Is Really Better For You

by Arjun Walia

The reasons to eat organic just got bigger, another study (among many) examining conventionally grown produce vs organically grown produce has made its way into the public domain. This one was conducted by researchers and scientists who examined 343 peer-reviewed studies to determine if organic food is really better for you compared to conventional produce.

The study was recently published in The British Journal of Nutrition and identified a clear difference between organic and non-organic food...

Jul 22 08:13

New York State of Fracking: Court cases. A governor’s moratorium. Pending health study.

New York is one of a handful of states around the country that currently has at least temporarily halted fracking. Since 2008, when the state was first confronted with interest in gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing by energy companies, towns have banned the practice, the state has undertaken environmental and health studies, courts have issued rulings on fracking and concerns have been raised about the state's pristine water supply.

Jul 22 07:49

Defense Report Sees Environmental Warfare, Corporate Armies and Robot Takeover

Daniel Taylor
Activist Post

In 2006, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense published the DCDC Strategic Trends 2007-2036 report, outlining possible scenarios for technology, society and world politics. Among other issues, the 2006 report accurately envisioned a “revolutionary middle class” that would revolt against economic hardship and burdens of debt.

An updated version of the report was published on June 30, 2014. Titled "Global Strategic Trends out to 2045", the report outlines a future in which globalization limits countries “freedom of action”, alternative currencies challenge the establishment, environmental warfare and viruses delivered via insect-machine hybrids...

Jul 22 06:44

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon

by Natural Blaze

Although the U.S. FDA has attempted to create a spice scare, the history of cinnamon use spans thousands of years among disparate cultures, rendering FDA claims as nothing more than a ham-fisted desire to assert severe regulatory control over this natural product.

The fact is: quality cinnamon, such as organic Ceylon, is one of the most diverse and inexpensive ways to boost your overall health. Taken moderately it is far safer than what the FDA continues to approve on a daily basis as over-the-counter drug consumption for adults and children...

Jul 21 19:22

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/07/21/toxic-hot-seat-dont-know-flame-retardant-chemicals-can-hurt-ways-one/

Waking Times

Fear of fire is primal. No one wants to burn to death. This is undoubtedly why it’s so difficult to repeal laws relating to the use of fire retardant chemicals—even though experiments show they do not work… and worse, they’re actually exposing you to potent toxins.

Jul 21 19:21

How Palm Oil Ravages Rainforests, Endangers Wildlife and Destroys Communities

Waking Times

Agriculture plays a massive role in today’s global economy. It’s easy to not realize that your salad’s fresh tomatoes are likely flown in from the Netherlands, its asparagus is picked by a Peruvian farmer and the dressing has palm oil harvested in Indonesia. Our complicity in an agricultural system that ships food products across the world via air, land and sea becomes a political decision, one that impacts the environment on a global scale. And palm oil, a popular ingredient in nearly 75 percent of food products, has one of the largest environmentally destructive effects of any wide-spread food products.

Jul 21 17:19

ObamaCare’s Shrinking Geography

Probably hoping no one would notice, regulators late last week exempted from ObamaCare five U.S. territories where it was failing. Will they do the same once it’s obvious ObamaCare is failing everywhere else?

Jul 21 14:44

Idiocracy (2006)

I'm still surprised at how many people have never heard of this movie. Watch and distribute for free while you can:

Jul 21 14:41

Why You Risk Your Life Every Time You Elect Surgery and Anesthesia

General anesthesia works to knock you out and escape pain during oral surgery, elective surgery and other complicated surgical procedures. However, anesthetic agents can be toxic and bring about serious, even fatal complications. The most shocking thing is that doctors and scientists still don’t know exactly how these medicines work in the body.

Jul 21 14:14

CDC Reassigns Lab Director Behind Anthrax Scare

It is possible that as many as 84 employees at the Atlanta campus will be forced to be vaccinated or take powerful antibiotics with unpleasant side effects to ward off the potentially deadly anthrax disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. This particular bacteria can form endospores that are able to live in harsh environments for many decades.

Jul 21 13:07

Blockade at first tar sands site in U.S. challenges ‘brazen disregard for climate crisis’

HAPPENING NOW: ACTIVISTS TARGET CONSTRUCTION AT PR SPRING TAR SANDS SITE IN UTAH

Jul 21 10:32

BUILDING PROFESSIONALS CAUGHT OFF GUARD ON WTC 7 (They had never heard about it)

This incredible reality — that the majority of our nation's architects and engineers are oblivious to WTC 7—is one of the primary reasons that AE911Truth headed to the Windy City last month for the 2014 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects. It was the fifth time since 2008 that our non-profit organization has attended this annual event, which this year was held at Chicago's McCormick Place on South Lake Shore Drive, the largest convention center in North America. The nearly 800 exhibitors and more than 15,000 architects in attendance had an opportunity to hear AE911Truth sound a wake-up call about the impossible claims of the official story of collapse by fire of the three skyscrapers on 9/11/01.

AE-group-smOur volunteers are so passionate about educating the architectural world that that they came from as far away as the UK and from as many as a dozen states in the US to help out in our booth at the Chicago convention.During the three-day convention (June 26-28), Richard Gage, AIA, and his team of volunteers staffed a 10' x 10' evidence-packed booth, where attendees dropped by to learn the compelling facts which demonstrate that the Twin Towers and a third, new-to-them building were all destroyed by explosive controlled demolition.

Jul 21 10:31

California halts injection of fracking waste, warning it may be contaminating aquifers

STATE’S DROUGHT HAS FORCED FARMERS TO RELY ON GROUNDWATER, EVEN AS CALIFORNIA AQUIFERS HAVE BEEN INTENTIONALLY POLLUTED DUE TO EXEMPTIONS FOR OIL INDUSTRY

Jul 21 09:46

Top 10 magnesium-rich foods to boost your intake of this essential mineral

MAGNESIUM IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT — AND YET OFTEN OVERLOOKED — NUTRACEUTICAL REQUIRED FOR A HEALTHY BODY AND MIND

Jul 21 08:37

Ebola Outbreak Continues to Spread through West Africa

Something deadly is creeping across African borders, undetected.

Since February, an Ebola outbreak has spread from the remote southeast of Guinea across the fluid boundaries of West Africa into Sierra Leone and Liberia. 85 new cases were reported in the second week of July alone, helping to push the death toll to just over 600, and increasing pressure on the global health community to bring the epidemic under control.

But it’s not so easy. The early symptoms of Ebola are hardly unique and therefore they are difficult to detect. The most common signs are fever, vomiting, bleeding and diarrhea. As the infection progresses, individuals experience internal bleeding, an inability to clot blood, organ failure, and a shutdown of their immune system.

Jul 21 08:30

Why has the sun gone quiet? Scientists baffled as sun spots disappear during peak period of solar activity

Researchers are baffled as the sun has gone quiet during a time in its 11-year-cycle when it should be at its most active.

Just a few weeks ago it was bursting with sunspots but now it seems to be going days without even developing a single dark spot.

Solar physicist Tony Phillips has named it an 'All Quiet Event.'

Jul 21 08:19

Grandfather, 63, claims he cured his cancer with 'Breaking Bad' style homemade CANNABIS OIL

Mike Cutler, 63, was diagnosed in 2009 after blacking out at work - and was given a transplant in November that year.

He was given the all-clear but says the disease came back in late 2012 - attacking the new organ he had been given.

Desperate to survive, he began to look online - and found a YouTube video which described the use of cannabis oil as a cure.

He claims that just three days after taking the class B drug, his excruciating pain disappeared.

In May this year, the grandfather-of-nine went for a biopsy at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

To his relief, doctors told him the new cancerous cells had vanished.

Jul 21 08:19

First Moon Landing 1969

Jul 21 08:15

Life after a nuclear war revealed: Computer models reveal Earth would suffer a 20-year-long winter and worldwide famine

The terrible fate of Earth after a nuclear war has been mapped out using computer models for the first time.

Worldwide famine, deadly frosts, global ozone losses of up to 50 per cent and more would greet any inhabitants of the planet still remaining after a nuclear conflict.

And the researchers hope their study of what they call a relatively 'small' nuclear war will serve as a deterrent against such weapons being used by any nation in the future.

Jul 21 08:11

‘Drug resistant’ bacteria found in British river

Scientists have found drug resistant super bugs downstream of a sewage treatment plant in the River Sowe near Coventry, media said.

The microbes contain mutated genes that are resistant even to the latest generation of antibiotics, the Independent reports.

The researchers said that sewage treatment plants are acting like giant “mixing vessels” where antibiotic resistance is spreading between microbes, which are then released into the environment.

Jul 21 08:00

A Nuclear Waste Dump on the Shore of the Great Lakes?

This “out of sight, out of mind” mentality must end. We can’t continue to dump garbage into the oceans, waterways and air or bury it in the ground and hope it will disappear.

Is dilution really the solution to pollution—especially when it’s nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is.

The panel is examining an Ontario Power Generation proposal to bury low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste from the Darlington, Pickering and Bruce nuclear plants in limestone at the Bruce site in Kincardine, beside Lake Huron. According to the Toronto Star, the experts reported that 1,000 cubic meters of contaminated water could leak from the site, although it’s “highly improbable.” But even if it did leak, they argued, the amount is small compared to Lake Huron’s water volume and the quantity of rain that falls into it.

Jul 21 07:48

High doses of antidepressants increase self-harm in children: Harvard

High doses of brain-altering chemicals marketed as "anti-depressants" increase the likelihood of self-harm, rather than decreasing the risk, say Harvard health scientists in a study that analyzed data on 162,625 people.

Jul 21 07:41

Xanax for dogs? Epidemic of medicated dogs calling into question sanity of their owners

More and more vets are prescribing mind-altering psychiatric drugs for dogs they've diagnosed with depression or anxiety. These drugs come with a whole busload of side effects and warnings, including, according to the ASPCA ironically, increased anxiety.(1) Dogs who react to stress with aggression can even become more aggressive when they're on Xanax because the drug lowers their inhibitions. Just like people, dogs sometimes pick fights when they're stoned.

Jul 21 07:40

Whooping cough outbreak strikes county where 95 percent of children are vaccinated

One of the most vaccine-compliant counties in northern California is experiencing one of the worst whooping cough outbreaks in the entire state, according to a new reports. Yolo County, which sits directly east of Napa County near Sacramento, is reportedly seeing a larger spike in cases of pertussis than most other counties in California, despite the fact that roughly 95 percent of the children living there are up to date with their vaccines.

Jul 21 07:38

Uganda alert after Ebola reports in DRC

Ugandan health experts are monitoring neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo where suspected cases of Ebola have been reported.

Jul 21 06:51

Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash - Russian military

Busted Obama! It's over!

The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,” said the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov speaking at a media conference in Moscow on Monday.

Jul 21 06:47

Error: You Have No Payments from Pharma

The federal government has a word for physicians who don’t have financial relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers: “Error.”

This week, the government began allowing doctors to log into a secure website to check the payments attributed to them by drug and device makers. This information will be made public later this year under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. In advance, if doctors believe the material about them is wrong, they can contest it.

Jul 21 06:22

California Halts Fracking Waste Injections; Fears "Danger To Life, Health, & Natural Resources"

Seven independent oil companies have been ordered to halt state-approved wastewater injection work this week, according to The Bakersfied Californian, The cessation of fracking is out of concern they may be contaminating Kern County drinking water. As ProPublica reports, The state’s Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) is warning that they may be injecting their waste into aquifers that could be a source of drinking water, and stating that their waste disposal “poses danger to life, health, property, and natural resources.”

Jul 21 05:58

Possible Epidemic? The Chikungunya Virus Is Starting To Spread In America

Cases of the chikungunya virus are appearing in the United States at a level that is far higher than anything health officials have seen in recent years, and now there are two confirmed cases of people that have not even traveled out of the country getting the virus. That means that the chikungunya virus is starting to spread in America, and once it starts spreading it is really hard to stop. Instead of spreading human to human, this virus actually spreads “person-to-mosquito-to-person”. If you live in an area of the country where there are a lot of mosquitos, you should pay close attention to this article. You do not want to get the chikungunya virus. According to Slate, the name of this virus “comes from a Makonde word meaning ‘that which bends up,’ referring to the contortions sufferers put themselves through due to intense joint pain.” That does not sound fun at all. Fortunately, the U.S.

Jul 20 20:15

Cancer and Food – Mainstream Media Skeptical of Superfoods and Alkaline Diets

Waking Times

A recent science blog on the Cancer Research UK website triumphantly declared, “Don’t believe the type – 10 persistent cancer myths debunked.” In a world where incidents of cancer are growing at an alarming rate and more and more of us know of someone afflicted with one form of cancer or another, it predictably kickstarted a fierce debate as to the efficacy of the numerous forms of cancer treatment touted both by the establishment pharmaceutical industry and those researching alternative methods.

Jul 20 20:14

Not Just the Bees – Pesticides Wiping Out Birds Too

Waking Times

Netherlands researchers fear the second coming of Silent Spring.

“Neonicotinoids were always regarded as selective toxins. But our results suggest that they may affect the entire ecosystem,” says Hans de Kroon of Radboud University and co-author of a study recently published in Nature journal.

Jul 20 17:55

Threatening whales and planet, U.S. opens up offshore oil exploration

ENVIRONMENTALISTS SLAM DECISION AS ‘FIRST STEP TO EXPANDING DIRTY AND DANGEROUS OFFSHORE DRILLING’

Jul 20 12:44

Mexican farmers fight to preserve 59 indigenous corn varieties against hostile GMO takeover

Dozens of native maize varieties are threatened with extinction in Mexico as Big Biotech moves to replace them with commercialized genetically modified (GM) corn.

Jul 20 08:57

Michigan Food Seizure by Stealth, Welcome to Amerika

Jenny Samuelson was all set to do the deal dictated by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: Dispose of nearly $5,000 worth of raw milk, cream, butter, eggs, and cheese. Under MDARD supervision, she was to bring the 250 gallons of milk to a neighboring farm, where the farmer would use it for fertilizer. The 10 gallons of cream and 20 pounds of butter would go in a dumpster. And the 100 dozen beautiful unwashed and unrefrigerated pastured eggs (raised without soy feed) would be smashed and turned into compost.

She would also discontinue all deliveries of cream and butter to herdshare members, despite their serious unhappiness about losing access to these foods.

But then the MDARD agents canceled out on the Saturday morning arrangements whereby they would observe the disposal of the food. They have now agreed to show up first thing Monday morning to watch the dirty deed.

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The government wants us all dependent on the large food corporations, even if what those corporations provide is inferior to naturally produced farm food. It's all about the money, and a healthy population is not only not a factor, but preferable to keep us dependent on the pharmaceutical industry to deal with the illnesses from corporate foods' chemical additives.

Jul 20 08:06

US Government Orders Farmers To Destroy 30 Million Pounds Of Their Own Crop

In one of the worst examples of government regulation and intrusion, the US government ordered Michigan cherry farmers to literally dump 30 million pounds of cherries on the ground. Even worse, many cherry farmers are being driven out of business because of the outrageous rules.

The practice is coming to national light because of a new lawsuit against the government filed by a cherry processor. A judge currently is considering issue.

“The food pantry shelves are bare, people going hungry, and here we are dumping millions of pounds of cherries on the ground,” Michigan cherry grower Rob Manigold said of the 2009 incident. That was the same year farmer Leonard Ligon dumped 72,000 pounds of tart cherries along a road outside Traverse City, Michigan, to protest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations on his state’s cherries.

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