SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

Jul 02 13:23

Fluoride in your Drinking Water May Be Damaging your Brain: Expert Testimony

Earlier this year, in May, there was a shift in attitudes in the Dallas city council meeting regarding water fluoridation. Despite the fact that anti-fluoridation activist Regina Imburgia had spoken to the Dallas city council several times before with no response, at the May meeting three of the 15 council members finally agreed with Imburgia’s message that water fluoridation in the city deserves a closer look.

Jul 02 13:13

Oregon GMO Labeling Proponents Expect Ballot Measure to Qualify

Advocates of mandatory labeling of genetically engineered crops in Oregon said they had collected more than enough signatures to qualify a measure for the November ballot, and planned to submit them on Wednesday to state officials. -- The statewide ballot measure, if it passes, would require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients intended to make them resistant to disease and insects, beginning in January 2016.

Jul 02 13:00

Tuberculosis outbreak at Sacramento high school

Four more students at Grant Union High School in Sacramento have contracted active TB. Three related tuberculosis cases are considered an outbreak, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Laura McCasland said.

Jul 02 11:29

NATO Accuses Moscow of Covertly Funding Western Anti-Fracking Activists

At a June 19 speaking event at London’s Chatham House, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed the Russian government is covertly working to discredit hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the west from afar.

“I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations — environmental organizations working against shale gas — to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas,”

said Rasmussen, the former Prime Minister of Denmark.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So if you oppose fracking, YOU ARE IN LEAGUE WITH THE RUSSIANS!!!!!!!

Pathetic.

Jul 02 11:06

Predictive Technology: A New Tool For The Thought Police

Nicholas West
Activist Post

Predictive technology is exploding, in stealth, across the virtual landscape. The arrival of Big Data initiatives by government, as well as a massive industry of data brokers is not only putting privacy at risk, but is offering those with access to the information unprecedented ways to manage the lives of everyday citizens.

Until this point, it has been a very tech-heavy subject inclined to produce glazed eyes when addressed. However, the viral story of Facebook using their algorithms to go beyond surveillance and actually manipulate the emotions of users as a type of psychology experiment has thrust these practices into the mainstream.

One new product in development is a smartphone mental health app made in Israel...

Jul 02 10:33

How politics derailed EPA science on arsenic, endangering public health

Delay keeps pesticides with arsenic on the market.

Jul 02 10:05

Glaxo chief: Our drugs do not work on most patients

Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said fewer than half of the patients prescribed some of the most expensive drugs actually derived any benefit from them.
It is an open secret within the drugs industry that most of its products are ineffective in most patients but this is the first time that such a senior drugs boss has gone public. His comments come days after it emerged that the NHS drugs bill has soared by nearly 50 per cent in three years, rising by £2.3bn a year to an annual cost to the taxpayer of £7.2bn. GSK announced last week that it had 20 or more new drugs under development that could each earn the company up to $1bn (£600m) a year.

"The vast majority of drugs - more than 90 per cent - only work in 30 or 50 per cent of the people," Dr Roses said. "I wouldn't say that most drugs don't work. I would say that most drugs work in 30 to 50 per cent of people. Drugs out there on the market work, but they don't work in everybody."

Jul 02 09:29

George Takei: What if Hobby Lobby was run by Muslims imposing Sharia law on workers?

Former Star Trek actor George Takei blasted Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court allowing the craft store Hobby Lobby to opt out of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

In a post on the website for his new play, Allegiance, the openly gay Takei called Monday’s decision “a stunning setback for women’s reproductive rights.”

“The ruling elevates the rights of a FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION over those of its women employees and opens the door to all manner of claims that a company can refuse services based on its owner’s religion,” Takei wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to George Takai: George, let me start this by saying that I deeply appreciate your work for LGBT rights, and as a compassionate Christian, may God bless you for it. When Jesus exhorted his followers to "love ye one another", there were no exceptions to that decree, period, end of discussion.

But George, as a woman who gets the importance of contraception and family planning, I have to tell you that you are not correct in your assessment here.

This ruling was not, as you characterize it, “a stunning setback for women’s reproductive rights,"

Women can choose not to work for companies which, on moral or religious grounds, do not pay for contraception in their health benefits plan. And the contraception is still available, with a Doctor's prescription.

It is not a question of access to birth control, but a question of who pays for it.

As reported yesterday at http://selfpaypatient.com/2014/07/01/birth-control-self-pay-patients/:

As a first stop when trying to find the best deals on prescription drugs, I suggest a site like GoodRx or WeRx. These are online platforms that will show you the cash prices of retail pharmacies near you, which can vary substantially. Consider Yaz, which seems to be one of the leading birth control pills on the market. According to GoodRx, prices for the brand name drug are fairly similar at local pharmacies in the Alexandria, Virginia area, between $88 and $92. But the generic versions (gianvi, vesture, lonyra) have a much broader range, between $31 (CVS) and $60 (Target). There’s also Seasonale, and its generic versions jolessa, introvale, and quasense. The brand name is between $269 and $278 at local pharmacies (it’s for three months though, but that’s still pricey at about $90 a month), but prices for the generic versions are much less, between $60 and $70 for a three-month supply at Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens (so around $20 a month). Other local pharmacies have much higher prices, around $105 to $110 for three months’ worth of pills, which is why it pays to search around and compare prices. If $20 or so a month still seems like it’s too much (or the products available at those prices aren’t suitable for some reason) there are even less expensive options. The generic aviane, for example, is $11 at Walgreens, $12 at CVS, and $13 at Rite Aid (all with coupon). Sprintec, another generic, is $9 for a month’s supply at Walmart and Target. Walmart actually has nine different generic birth control pills available for $9 a month, according to their $4 generic drug list (apparently they can’t do it for $4?). Sprintec and what I’m guessing is a variant called tri-sprintec appear to be the only birth control pills offered by Target as part of their $4 generics program.

Jul 02 07:53

Report: Virtually All Food Imported Into U.S. Not Inspected By FDA

Virtually all of the food imported into the United States reaches consumers without being inspected by the federal government, putting the nation at risk of exposure to food-borne illnesses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and deliberate sabotage.

Jul 02 07:48

Exclusive: Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research

A controversial scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment to date by deliberately creating a pandemic strain of flu that can evade the human immune system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what the official story the media is selling you is that this guy created the world's deadliest flu, in theory so he can find ways to fight this disease which would not exist in the first place had he not created it.

And if you believe that one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

In 1975 almost the entire world ratified the International Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, called the Biological Weapons Convention for short.

Under the BWC, nations agree not to develop offensive biological weapons. But there is a loophole in that they are allowed to research and develop defenses to biological weapons. So the game goes like this. Dr. Frankenstein combines ebola and the common cold to make a biological weapon out of a hemorrhagic fever that is transmissible by air, but justifies this development of a biological weapon by saying it is needed in order to develop a defense. So despite the Biological Weapons Convention, the United States is indeed creating biological weapons of mass destruction!

Let us hope he does not drop one of those test tubes!

Jul 02 07:44

Dangers of Roundup Brought to Public at Historic EU Gov't Meeting

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agroecology, Chaired by the Countess of Mar, met in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 18, to discuss the possible harm caused by the world’s most popular herbicide – Roundup.

In what was one of the most comprehensive meetings ever held in Europe on Glyphosate and Roundup, experts from around the world gathered in London to share their expertise with the media, members of a number of UK political parties, NGO representatives and members of the general public...

Jul 02 07:32

Aggressive Tactic on the Fracking Front

For the last eight years, Pennsylvania has been riding the natural gas boom, with companies drilling and fracking thousands of wells across the state. And in a little corner of Washington County, some 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh, EQT Corporation has been busy – drilling close to a dozen new wells on one site.

Jul 02 07:19

Sea salt can replace solar panel component for 0.3% the cost

One of the most dangerous and expensive parts of making photovoltaic cells (solar panels) involves a substance called cadmium chloride. This toxic substance is not just expensive when bought in bulk, but carries with it loads of associated costs in handling and manufacturing. Working with cadmium chloride is necessary though, since it can be used to create a thin film that greatly boosts the efficiency of certain types of solar cells. Now, a substance called magnesium chloride has been found to grant the same boost in solar panel efficiency at a fraction of the cost, and with none of the concerns about safety and environmental impact.

Magnesium chloride is used in a variety of situations, from tofu production to de-icing roads. It’s safe for consumption and disposal in the environment — that’s another advantage over the cadmium version, which requires specialized disposal measures, or ironic corporate dumping scams.

Jul 02 07:01

Prescription drug use now causing more driving fatalities than alcohol

According to a study published in the Public Health Reports, driving under the influence of prescription drugs is becoming a large problem in society, causing more fatal driving accidents than ever before.

Today, driving fatalities due to driving under the influence of prescription drugs, including Xanax, Cymbalta, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Sarafem and Abilify, are surpassing those caused by drunk drivers.

Jul 02 06:56

GMOs in USDA Organic Food

Jul 02 06:02

NY Anti-Fracking Ruling Deals Blow To Shale Industry

A recent court ruling giving cities and towns in New York State the authority to ban hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) represents an enormous blow to the shale gas industry, which has been hoping to expand operations into the state for several years.

New York imposed a moratorium on fracking in 2008 so it could study the environmental impact, which industry opponents say includes adverse effects on groundwater supplies and public health.

Jul 01 23:19

Shots In The Dark Silence on Vaccines

Waking Times

Documentary Film: Film about the side-effects of large-scale vaccines and the growing impact they are having on humanity.

Jul 01 23:18

The Truth About Fruit Juice

Waking Times

There was a time when fruit juices were marketed as the ultimate health drink. A glass of sunshine packed with vitamins and energy. However, one of the great scams of the industrial food cartel is the so-called “fresh” juices sold in supermarkets. Many of these “fresh” juices can be stored for a year, so how fresh are they?

Jul 01 23:16

Nutrition for the Mind’s Eye: Foods to Reactivate Your Pineal Gland

Waking Times

The mind’s eye, scientifically known as the pineal gland, is considered to be the gateway to higher levels of consciousness. In case you weren’t aware, the pineal gland is a small pine cone shaped endocrine gland in the brain that produces and secretes the hormone, melatonin. It is also believed that the pineal gland is responsible for the release of Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Also known as the “third eye,” the pineal gland is believed to be the “principle seat of the soul,” according to Descartes. As you can see, this gland has many functions, both physically and metaphysically so keeping it functioning at its full potential should be a priority of everyone seeking a healthy mind.

Jul 01 19:03

Mosquito Spraying Uses Chemical That Prompted Warning For Pregnant Women From UC Davis

A mosquito attack in a Sacramento neighborhood to go after the West Nile Virus is raising concerns because of a chemical that pregnant women have been told to avoid. -- The low-flying plane sprayed neighborhoods around Land Park through midnight on Monday for the first time in two years.

Jul 01 18:25

California protesters block transport of undocumented immigrants

Americans are starting to fight back!

Anti-immigration protesters impeded the arrival of several buses transporting undocumented immigrants into a US Border Patrol station in Murrieta, California on Tuesday, some 60 miles north of San Diego.

The arrival of the group of Central American families had been decried by Murrieta’s mayor, Alan Long, who alleged that the group of immigrants, adults with their children numbering about 140 people, represented a public safety threat to the community.

Jul 01 17:25

Deleting a promising cancer treatment

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

The following information comes from Daniel Haley’s brilliant book, "Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine."

Haley recounts how a 1991 clinical trial of the innovative and “alternative” cancer medicine, hydrazine sulfate (HS), was rigged.

Rigged to fail.

A spectacularly promising medicine, HS had shown good results in trials at Harbor/UCLA hospital and in Russia. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) felt obligated to test the drug. But there was a catch...

Jul 01 15:54

Scientist Recreates Pandemic Flu Virus That Killed 500,000 People

A controversial scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment to date by deliberately creating a pandemic strain of flu that can evade the human immune system.

Jul 01 15:24

Politics Poison Public Health: What You Need to Know About Arsenic

When most of us hear the word "arsenic", we immediately think "poison" - and for good reason.

The risks from arsenic exposure are shockingly high compared to other known toxins.

Don't count on the government to protect you and your family from arsenic (or any other) toxic substances. Political interests and corruption interfere with research and the development of truly safe standards.

Jul 01 13:36

259 MILLION PAINKILLER PRESCRIPTIONS IN USA

U.S. health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012, enough to give a bottle of the pills to every adult in the country. But your chances of ending up with those pills – and the risks that come with them – depend a lot on where you live, says a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jul 01 13:03

In dry California, water fetching record prices

Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts and a pair of landowners in the heart of the state’s farmland are making millions of dollars by auctioning off their private caches.

Nearly 40 others also are seeking to sell their surplus water this year, according to state and federal records.

Economists say it’s been decades since the water market has been this hot. In the last five years alone, the price has grown tenfold to as much as $2,200 an acre-foot — enough to cover a football field with a foot of water.

Jul 01 11:50

Sanctions-breaking BNP Paribas sets up alternate payment schemes to get around dollar ban

France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, is devising ways to retain its US customers after being banned from dollar-based transactions over breaking US sanctions. The ban will contribute at least $40 million more to a record settlement of nearly $9 billion.

The bank pled guilty on Monday to two criminal charges of violating US sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran, and will be paying out $8.97 billion.

While the sum is an obvious blow, the bank’s current primary problem is the possibility that it may lose many of its US customers as a result of its inability to process dollar-based transactions which will come into force on Jan 1 next year.

Jul 01 11:07

Vet Finally Gets Doctor’s Appointment with VA — 2 YEARS After He Died!

Chase says she will never forget that walk from the mailbox. “It was 22 months too late, I kind of thought I was in the twilight zone when I opened this letter and read it.” -- At the bottom of the letter, dated June 12, it reads: “We are committed to providing primary care in a timely manner and would greatly appreciate a prompt response.”

Jul 01 10:37

Accused Jewish community shooter reportedly dying

My,My, how convenient!

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

The white supremacist accused of killing three at two Jewish community centers in April is very ill with a serious lung disease.

Sources tell KCTV5 that Glenn Frazier Cross, 73, who also goes by Glenn Miller, is quite ill. The longtime smoker has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The Kansas City Star reported that Cross is being housed in the Johnson County jail's medical wing and is dying.

Jul 01 09:55

EPA Drops the Ball on 2,4-D for GMO Crops

“A coalition of organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network, National Family Farm Coalition, Environmental Working Group, Just Label It, CREDO Action, SumOfUS and Organic Consumers Association has submitted over 500,000 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging it not to approve Dow’s registration for its new version of the pesticide 2,4-D. If approved Dow AgroSciences’ ‘Enlist’ package, would include the Enlist Duo herbicide, composed of 2,4-D and glyphosate, that will be used with Enlist 2,4-D and glyphosate-tolerant corn and soybeans.

Jul 01 09:43

Skip the deodorant and eat an orange: Natural ways to combat body odor

Most people attempt to cover up their body odor with a variety of products ranging from deodorants and scented body washes to creams and fragrances

Jul 01 09:29

Surviving a nuclear catastrophe may soon be easier: Researcher invents formula that blocks radioactive cesium-137 contamination in food and water

An independent food science researcher with a privately owned atomic spectroscopy laboratory has discovered a dietary formula proven to capture radioactive cesium isotopes in food and water.

Jul 01 09:23

Corporate rights trump women’s health in Hobby Lobby ruling

‘THIS RULING GOES OUT OF ITS WAY TO DECLARE THAT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN ISN’T DISCRIMINATION.’

Jul 01 07:48

Big Victory as Court Upholds Small Towns' Right to Ban Fracking

In a victory for fracking opponents, towns in New York today won the right to ban oil and gas production operations from their communities. The ruling may have widespread effects on the drilling industry as towns continue to file moratoriums on the environmentally harmful process.

Jun 30 19:37

Study: 13% of US Deaths Could be Prevented by Upping Vitamin D Levels

A large analysis of 73 observational cohort studies and almost 900,000 study participants suggests low vitamin D levels could do far more than cause brittle bones and increase your risk of osteoporosis; it could play a vital role in how long you live.

Jun 30 15:46

A Step Closer to Bio-Printing Transplantable Organs: Study

Researchers have made a giant leap towards the goal of 'bio-printing' transplantable tissues and organs for people affected by major diseases and trauma injuries, a new study reports...

Jun 30 15:36

Hospital To Question All Patients On Drug, Alcohol Use Even if Admitted For Unrelated Issue

Massachusetts General Hospital plans to begin questioning all patients about their use of alcohol and illegal drugs starting this fall, even if they are at MGH for a totally unrelated issue.

Jun 30 15:36

Ukraine president terminates ceasefire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to not prolong the ceasefire with Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, announcing an end to a fragile deal to deescalate tensions in the eastern regions of the country.

“We will attack and will free our land,” Poroshenko said.

Jun 30 14:13

Chicago could be hit by destructive winds known as a 'derecho'

Severe Weather: Tornado Watch For Parts Of Chicago Area

Jun 30 13:59

Plastics On The Surface Of World Oceans Passing Into Food Chain

Researchers have demonstrated the existence of five large accumulations of plastic waste in the open ocean, which match with the five major twists of surface water circulation.

However, central surface waters of the oceans may not be the final destination of plastic debris since, as indicated by the study performed by the Malaspina Expedition, large amounts of microplastics could be passing to the marine food chain and the ocean floor...

Jun 30 12:11

New York Towns Can Ban Fracking, Court Rules

In a victory for fracking opponents, towns in New York today won the right to ban oil and gas production operations from their communities. The ruling may have widespread effects on the drilling industry as towns continue to file moratoriums on the environmentally harmful process.

Jun 30 12:11

NOAA Quietly Reinstates July 1936 — Not July 2012 — As Hottest Month On Record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, criticized for manipulating temperature records to create a warming trend, has now been caught warming the past and cooling the present.

Jun 30 11:36

Yogurt buyers beware: ‘All Natural’ yogurt products found to contain aspartame and artificial colors

If you’re buying so-called “All Natural” yogurt sold at the grocery store, you might assume the phrase means the product contains nothing artificial or synthetic. After all, that’s the definition of “all natural.”

Jun 30 11:34

What to bring on your flight, so you never get stuck eating airport food again

IF YOU KNOW ME, YOU KNOW I LOVE TO TRAVEL, BUT THERE’S ONE THING ABOUT TRAVEL THAT GETS ME WORKED UP EVERY TIME

Jun 30 11:03

FDA may be seeking to use untested technology in livestock feed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may be looking to use emerging technology in products for livestock that could make animals on factory farms gain weight and absorb medications faster.

Jun 30 10:37

Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

“Are we the kind of people that resort to shutting water off when there are disabled people and seniors?” said Maureen Taylor, chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. “We live near the Great Lakes, we have the greatest source of fresh water on Earth, and we still can’t get water here.”

Jun 30 07:51

Pennsylvania Health Department employees instructed to hide fracking information from the public

StateImpact Pennsylvania, a project by National Public Radio aimed at reporting on the fiscal and environmental impact of the state's booming energy economy, disclosed the story of two former health department employees who claim that they were told to keep quiet on the issue of Marcellus Shale drilling.

Two retired department employees have blown the whistle on the agency's attempts to ignore concerns and complaints from the public regarding natural gas development in the region. They also allege that the agency required employees to get permission before attending any meetings outside of the department.

Tammi Stuck, a former community health nurse of 36 years in Fayette County, said she was not allowed to return phone calls from residents who expressed health concerns stemming from drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

"We were absolutely not allowed to talk to them," said Stuck.

Jun 30 07:50

What is 'vaccine spectrum disorder' and why is it called autism?

Vaccine spectrum disorder (VSD) is the disorder children get from receiving too many vaccines too close together, many of which are combinations of viruses, bacteria and toxic adjuvants. VSD is purposely misdiagnosed and renamed autism spectrum disorder so that the vaccine industry can continue with its toxic regimen that creates customers for life. The vaccine schedule is leading to a broad array of disorders and 'spectrum' is just a pharma buzz word to keep the public from staring right at the REAL problem, which is that we are injecting toxins into muscle tissue, including aluminum and mercury, over and over again during the first six years of a child's life.

Jun 30 07:42

Yogurt buyers beware: 'All Natural' yogurt products found to contain aspartame and artificial colors

As these two yogurt products clearly demonstrate, when you buy yogurt, make sure you really read the ingredients labels. "All Natural" doesn't mean it's natural, and the "Greek" adjective on yogurt products doesn't mean it's made in Greece.

Claims of "All Natural" have zero meaning in the real world. Such claims are frequently used to mislead consumers rather than inform them about what's really in the product. In fact, when you see the claim "All Natural" on a food product, this should be a red flag to immediately read the ingredients label and find out whether the claim is true.

Jun 30 06:19

50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle on the horrors they saw

When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman.

The next day, Ms. Riviello said, she was removed from her post as senior nurse manager and given a full-time desk job that prohibited her from contact with patients. She eventually was reprimanded and is facing a 30-day unpaid suspension for releasing the woman.

Now, Ms. Riviello is one of more than 50 whistleblowers who say the Veterans Affairs Department retaliated against them for trying to do their jobs.

Jun 29 23:00

AZ Dept. of Environmental Quality dominated by geoengineering activists at meeting *Video*

ACTIVISTS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS ALIKE CONVERGED ON A RECENT ADEQ MEETING IN ARIZONA, PRESSING THE ISSUE OF AWARENESS

Jun 29 15:22

McDonald’s Goes Broke in Bolivia Due to Boycott

McDonald’s happy image and its golden arches aren’t the gateway to bliss in Bolivia. This South American country isn’t falling for the barrage of advertising and fast food cooking methods that so easily engulf countries like the United States. Bolivians simply don’t trust food prepared in such little time. The quick and easy, mass production method of fast food actually turns Bolivians off altogether. Sixty percent of Bolivians are an indigenous population who generally don’t find it worth their health or money to step foot in a McDonald’s. Despite its economically friendly fast food prices, McDonald’s couldn’t coax enough of the indigenous population of Bolivia to eat their BigMacs, McNuggets or McRibs.

Jun 29 11:54

Pre-Crime Police Target Mental Health

Activist Post

Arizona is the latest to begin using pre-crime models to supposedly thwart attacks by those who are "near the breaking point." The video below highlights how mental health police units look to harvest everything from medical records to gun purchases to online posts. Citing the crimes of Jared Loughner and Elliot Rodger, these units are being given the green light with new legislation to involuntarily detain those who are flagged...

Jun 29 11:40

South African Police Training...Galil Rifle to Jaw!

Need a big belly laugh?

This is a small video taken of how a member of the South African police will fire his issued Galil (R5) rifle. Shocking!

Jun 29 11:37

5 powerful antibiotics that don’t require a prescription

HOSPITAL ANTIBIOTICS HAVE BECOME ONE OF THE MOST OVER PRESCRIBED “MEDICINES” TODAY

Jun 29 11:12

Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and other cities headed for imminent water supply collapse; wave of drought refugees now inevitable

ONE BIZARRE TRAIT THAT STRONGLY CHARACTERIZES MODERN HUMAN CIVILIZATION IS A WIDESPREAD INABILITY TO PLAN AHEAD

Jun 29 11:07

Tyson Foods dumps more than 18 million pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s waterways each year

Our most precious natural resource, clean water, is threatened by the continued environmental release of toxic chemicals from heavy industry, which includes the factory food industry.

Jun 29 10:48

ISIS Run Out of U.S. Embassy in Turkey

According to the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, the United States runs ISIS operations in Iraq out of its embassy in Ankara, Turkey. The plan to carve up Iraq and spark a regional war in the Middle East was masterminded by the Atlantic Council, according to Hariri.

A source close to Hariri said the finishing touches were put on the balkanization plan during a George Soros funded Atlantic Council energy summit held in Istanbul last November.

“We view the current period as a turning point, just like 1918 and 1945.

Jun 29 09:49

The Balance Between Freedom and Security

Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither!
This guy has drunk the Kool Aid. He actually believes Uncle Scams lies about who's behind terrorism!

You can say many things about the NRA’s commentators, but you can’t accuse them of being non-responsive, like so many in the mainstream media and politics. Dom Raso and his New Jersey SWAT officer buddy Jerry Plum have caught a lot of heat for a recent video about the military and police sharing tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Jun 29 09:22

1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on!

Jun 29 09:14

Big Brother is Coming to Healthcare – How Hospitals are Entering Your Credit Card Info Into Algorithms

The article below is a great example of the unforeseen dangers of creating gigantic bureaucratic systems into which hundreds of millions of people are forced into involuntarily, i.e., Obamacare.

Naturally, now that we have Obamacare all sorts of invasive things are going to be justified for the “greater good.” As Bloomberg notes in the important article below, you may soon be getting calls from your doctor about your personal habits thanks to credit card data mining. If people want to opt-in to such a system fine, but if this is imposed upon the population involuntarily, there is only one word to describe it: Tyranny.

Here are some excerpt from the extremely creepy Bloomberg article:

You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores.

Jun 29 08:53

Cops KIll Dog With Barrage of Shots Towards House Full of Children

Real Americans wouldn't put up with these BUGS!

More in contemporary policing practice keeping you and yours safe and sound, out of Mason County, West Virginia, reported in the Charleston Daily Mail:

It starts with a bunch of police cars chasing a suspect in a car down a not-much-traveled rural road. A family dog goes to investigate when eight police officers and their dog in tactical gear emerge from the woods near the Sweat family home.

Then:

Jun 29 08:32

So What Line Has To Be Crossed Before We Mow Them Down!

They are openly talking about the MASS MURDER of us AMERICANS! TIME TO GET READY TO FIGHT!!!

Writing at the appropriately named Crooks & Liars, Susie Madrak openly asks when the progressive-led federal government will do away with the pretense of civility and declare open war on gun owners:

Madrak isn’t just a low-level blogger at Crooks & Liars. The radical Philadelphian is the site’s managing editor.

Madrak, Rick Pearlstein (the equally radical leftist writer she quotes from heavily in the piece), and their fellow travelers on the road to an imagined Marxist utopia are obviously upset that the federal government hasn’t taken a violent stand on the limits of the Second Amendment.

Jun 29 08:10

GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Finds

A groundbreaking new study finds synthetic (GMO) insulin is capable of rapidly producing type 1 diabetes in type 2 diabetics.

Sayer Ji
Activist Post

Last year, we reported on the dangers of insulin therapy for type 2 diabetics, following the publication of a study comprised of almost 85,000 type 2 diabetic patients that found insulin monotherapy doubled their risk of all-cause mortality, in addition to significantly increasing their risk for diabetes-related complications and cancer. Insulin monotherapy resulted in...

Jun 29 07:54

Hidden fees mean some patients pay for hospitals they don't use

Linda Talotta thought it was a mistake when she received two several-hundred-dollar hospital bills in the mail from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center earlier this year.

She hadn’t been to the hospital.

But as Talotta soon learned, it wasn’t a mistake. The charges of more than $400 each were facility fees tacked onto her physician’s appointments at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute in Egg Harbor Township, which is owned by the hospital.

Facility fees, also called provider-based billing, are legal and are established in accordance with state and federal billing guidelines created to accommodate the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which recognizes off-campus facilities as an entity of the hospital.

Jun 28 22:10

Sensitive Skin: Causes and Treatments

The potential damage that can come from having sensitive skin, especially for aging adults, is no sensitive matter. With the types, causes, and treatment methods of sensitive skin varying so widely, it’s important for individuals concerned with anti-aging skin care to know what having sensitive skin really entails.

Even though the cause and nature of sensitive skin may be different for each individual, everyone afflicted with this skin type suffers from some degree of inflammation, resulting in a severely irritated skin surface.

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Jun 28 13:34

Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation Part I

Join me now, if you have the time, as we take a stroll down memory lane to a time nearly four-and-a-half decades ago – a time when America last had uniformed ground troops fighting a sustained and bloody battle to impose, uhmm, ‘democracy’ on a sovereign nation.

It is the first week of August, 1964, and U.S. warships under the command of U.S. Navy Admiral George Stephen Morrison have allegedly come under attack while patrolling Vietnam’s Tonkin Gulf. This event, subsequently dubbed the ‘Tonkin Gulf Incident,’ will result in the immediate passing by the U.S. Congress of the obviously pre-drafted Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which will, in turn, quickly lead to America’s deep immersion into the bloody Vietnam quagmire. Before it is over, well over fifty thousand American bodies – along with literally millions of Southeast Asian bodies – will litter the battlefields of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Jun 28 11:25

5 powerful antibiotics that don’t require a prescription

HOSPITAL ANTIBIOTICS HAVE BECOME ONE OF THE MOST OVER PRESCRIBED “MEDICINES” TODAY

Jun 28 11:09

Monsanto Tries to Patent & Control Natural, Non-GMO Tomatoes

In an appalling attempt to patent yet another seed, Monsanto has resorted to fraud to try to gain rights to a tomato which contains a naturally occurring resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis.

Jun 28 11:09

Few Young Illegal Immigrants Tested For HIV

Children entering the country illegally are being tested for things like scabies and lice. Most, however, are not being tested for HIV.

Jun 28 10:53

Confirmation That The Earth’s Magnetic Pole Is Moving Towards Siberia

The European Space Agency (ESA) is running the Swarm mission to map the Earth’s magnetic field and to note changes in its strength over time.

Jun 28 10:35

Rocks Made Of Plastic Found On Hawaiian Beach

Plastic may be with us a lot longer than we thought. In addition to clogging up landfills and becoming trapped in Arctic ice, some of it is turning into stone. Scientists say a new type of rock cobbled together from plastic, volcanic rock, beach sand, seashells, and corals has begun forming on the shores of Hawaii.

“The article is intriguing and fascinating,” says geophysicist Douglas Jerolmack of the University of Pennsylvania, who was not involved in the work. “If these things can be preserved, then they might be a nice marker around the world of when humans came to dominate the globe and leave behind their refuse in mass quantities.”

Jun 28 10:33

What’s hidden? Health Canada Won’t Disclose Flu Plant Inspection

Health Canada is keeping the most recent completed inspection of Canada’s largest flu vaccine supplier secret despite a startling report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raising questions about quality control.

The Canadian federal regulator refused to provide a copy of its July 2012 inspection of GlaxoSmithKline’s Quebec plant, where about 5 million doses of flu vaccine were manufactured and supplied to the Canadian public in 2013 alone. The move comes in the wake of a warning letter from the U.S. FDA that documented concerns with the plant’s manufacturing process dating back to 2011.

“Health Canada seems to be prioritizing what the companies claim is confidential business information over patient safety and that really isn’t acceptable,” said Dr. Joel Lexchin, a health policy professor at York University and drug safety expert.

Jun 28 09:35

Baby bust: US fertility rates hit all-time lows

The Great Recession has more women, especially Latinas, postponing childbirth?

The impact of the U.S. recession will reverberate for generations to come as women — both Anglos and Hispanics — continue to postpone having children.

For the second year in a row, deaths of non-Hispanic whites outnumbered births from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, according to population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

“These are the only two years in U.S. history when more non-Hispanic whites died than were born,” said Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute. Births have been fewer for some time, “but the decline since the onset of the Great Recession has been precipitous.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I really feel for these women, but I cannot blame them one bit for postponing their pregnancies; but there is a finite limit for gals in terms of time as to how long they can postpone their pregnancies, and still deliver a healthy baby.

I hope they are in contact with their health care professionals (if they have them) about how long they can reasonably postpone having kids, if they do want to have a family.

Jun 28 08:09

Land used for opium cultivation at historic high – UN

The amount of land used for cultivating opium poppies around the world is at an all-time high, says a UN report. Afghanistan is largely behind the increase, with its crop growing by 36 percent over a year, producing 80 percent of the world’s opium.

Jun 28 08:08

House Committee Votes to Block DC Pot Decriminalization

Phillip Smith
Activist Post

The GOP-dominated House Appropriations Committee stuck a thumb in the eye of democratic governance in the nations capital this morning. The committee voted to prevent the District of Columbia from implementing marijuana decriminalization approved by the District government.

The move came in the form of an amendment to the District appropriations bill by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD). It passed on a vote of 28 to 21.

The amendment could also threaten the District's medical marijuana program...

Jun 27 19:30

7 Reasons To Stop Eating Bread

Waking Times

Bread is almost sacred in many cultures and society, but processed breads today are not what they were forty years ago. More than 70 percent of people who eliminate bread cold turkey experience an immediate weight loss within the first two weeks. It is wrongly placed at the bottom of our food pyramid, which is taught to children in schools from a very young age. Some of these children grow up to be registered dieticians and promote the same nonsense. Processed grains in breads are unnecessary and even harmful to most metabolic types.

Jun 27 19:29

These Over-Prescribed Antibiotics are Causing Transgenerational DNA Damage

Waking Times

It’s Worse Than You Know

In a May, 2014 letter to the U.S. Senate, Doctor Jay S. Cohen said of fluoroquinolones, “In my 40+ years in pharmacovigilance, FQs (fluoroquinolones) surpass Vioxx and Thalidomide in the degree of permanent harm done.” Let that sink in for a bit.

Jun 27 12:59

Shock: EPA employees asked to stop defecating in office hallways

Have you ever wonder what it is that government employees actually do?

Well, in addition to giving Americans grief over just about anything you can imagine, according to Government Executive they are apparently so bored that some have resorted to pooping in the hallways of government buildings, purposely clogging toilets, and surfing porn on the taxpayer dime.

Jun 27 12:34

Shed those unwanted pounds with all-natural coconut oil

IT MIGHT SEEM CONTRADICTORY TO EVERYTHING THAT’S BEEN SAID OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS ABOUT HEALTH, BUT ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP FROM GETTING FAT IS ACTUALLY TO EAT MORE FAT

Jun 27 12:02

West Africa epidemic “out of control”

Africa, World Health Organization (WHO) officials warned Wednesday. At least 600 cases and 390 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea have been reported since the epidemic began in March.

Jun 27 11:18

Among 20- to 64-year-olds, 9.8% of all mortality from 2006 to 2010 was attributable to excessive drinking.

Excessive drinking contributes to nearly one in 10 deaths among working-age adults, a CDC analysis found.
Among 20- to 64-year-olds, 9.8% of all mortality from 2006 to 2010 was attributable to excessive drinking, Mandy Stahre, PhD, MPH, a CDC officer assigned to the Washington State Department of Health in Olympia, and colleagues at the CDC found.

Jun 27 11:02

You'll Never View Food the Same Way Again - The Need to Grow

The Need to Grow is a positive new film that explores tons of options on the individual level towards feeding the world without destroying the earth.

Was there ever a real food crisis?

Jun 27 09:49

New Study Promotes Agenda 21-Style "Land Grabs"

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

When one thinks of "redistribution of wealth," one would typically understand that to mean a system designed to take from the wealthy and give to the poor. Controversial in its own right. However, with the United Nations' Agenda 21 it's even worse: the redistribution of wealth means taking resources from poorer populations and opening up those resources for wealthy private interests to collude with government - fascism, essentially.

A shockingly honest new study from the Institute of Physics (IOP) journal Environmental Research Letters entitled "Food appropriation through large scale land acquisitions" makes the case for literally disenfranchising local populations in service to the greater multi-national good through "land grabs" - a hallmark of all Agenda 21 propaganda...

Jun 27 09:36

Experience: my dog found my cancer

'None of the oncologists I met was sceptical about Mia's role in diagnosing my cancer – they have heard it before'

Jun 27 08:21

Australian woman found dead wearing headphones and holding her laptop, with burns on her ears and chest, in an apparent electrocution caused by sub-standard cheap USB charger

Sheryl Aldeguer left behind two young children and a husband when she was electrocuted by a faulty USB phone charger in her rented room in Gosford in April.

Jun 27 07:43

'Invincible mutant super-rats' spreading across the UK

Mutant “super rats” that have become immune to common poisons are spreading across Britain, scientists have warned.

Jun 27 07:40

Detroit collapses into third-world ruin as nearly HALF the residents can no longer afford to pay for running water

But other factors such as water fluoridation, on which Detroit spends roughly $350,000 annually, based on the standard fluoride cost chart provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are also keeping water costs high. If Detroit eliminated this caustic poison from its water supply, water costs would drop and become more affordable for everybody.

Besides the costs of the fluoride itself, which is typically imported from China as industrial waste, the equipment used to pipe it into water systems requires constant maintenance due to corrosion. The same goes for city pipes, which have been found to degrade as a result of constant exposure to fluoride. This is why the village of Pulaski in New York, for instance, decided to stop fluoridating its water back in 2012.

Jun 27 07:23

'Bee-Friendly' Plants Sold at Big Box Stores Are Actually Killing Bees

The bee population situation has gotten so dire that the White House has created a bee task force. As the bee population dwindles, scientists and researchers look for an explanation and a solution. Thus far, scientists have determined that neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides, is a serious culprit in the bee problem. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has found "conclusive" evidence that these neonicotinoids are "a key factor in the decline of bees." These pesticides are extremely toxic — five-to-ten thousand times more toxic than DDT.

Jun 27 07:20

Manuka Honey: The Trick To Fighting Off The Flu?

by Dr. Victor Marchione

What would you say if I told you that there’s a food out there that can fight the flu without any of the harmful side effects linked to anti-influenza drugs such as “Tamiflu” (oseltamivir) or “Relenza” (zanamivir)? I use this food all the time...

Jun 27 06:32

Health Canada keeps flu plant inspection report secret

Health Canada is keeping the most recent completed inspection of Canada’s largest flu vaccine supplier secret despite a startling report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raising questions about quality control.

The Canadian federal regulator refused to provide a copy of its July 2012 inspection of GlaxoSmithKline’s Quebec plant, where about 5 million doses of flu vaccine were manufactured and supplied to the Canadian public in 2013 alone. The move comes in the wake of a warning letter from the U.S. FDA that documented concerns with the plant’s manufacturing process dating back to 2011.

“Health Canada seems to be prioritizing what the companies claim is confidential business information over patient safety and that really isn’t acceptable,” said Dr. Joel Lexchin, a health policy professor at York University and drug safety expert.

Jun 26 22:52

Kyrgyzstan Bans All GMO Products, Plants, and Imports

Kyrgyzstan has gone the full length in opposing genetic modification of food, by banning the cultivation of GM crops, GM imports, and basically everything GM.

Jun 26 22:46

Monsanto Security Tries to Shut Down Reporters at World Headquarters

This is what happens when you try to film on a public sidewalk outside Monsanto's world headquarters in Creve Couer, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis) -- where no parking signs and restrictive city ordinances have already attempted to intimidate and shutter public demonstrations and news reporters.

Jun 26 17:05

Flu vaccine contains 25,000 times more mercury than is legally allowed in drinking water

Vials of batch flu vaccine produced by British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) were found to contain upwards of 51 parts per million of mercury, or 25,000 times the legal maximum for drinking water established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Jun 26 16:42

BIG OIL IS BACK AT IT AGAIN, THIS TIME APPARENTLY CONTROLLING THE PENN. DEPT. OF HEALTH

A UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE WAS RECENTLY SPOTTED IN THE U.S., SOME FEAR MARTIAL LAW

Jun 26 16:38

Threats from big oil: Dept. of Health workers told never to talk about fracking with concerned residents

BIG OIL IS BACK AT IT AGAIN, THIS TIME APPARENTLY CONTROLLING THE PENN. DEPT. OF HEALTH

Jun 26 16:37

Why Low Dose Daily Aspirin for Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention is Bogus

As recently as 2007, a massive aspirin TV ad campaign promoting daily low dose aspirins took hold over millions despite the gradually growing awareness of side effects from this routine. Individuals were awakened and obeyed Big Pharma’s TV-time propaganda commands.

Several studies had been conducted on daily aspirin use for over two decades. The studies had mixed results, mostly negative. Gastric hemorrhaging (stomach bleeding) and ulcer production affected close to one-third of the trial subjects. That seemed tolerable to some, if heart attacks were actually reduced.

However, fatal heart attacks were not reduced at all by taking low dose aspirin daily.

Jun 26 16:20

GM Food Safety Study Reignites Call to Overhaul Canada’s Regulations

Activist Post

The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) is calling on Health Canada to place a moratorium on approving new genetically modified (GM) foods, to re-evaluate the safety of GM foods already on the market, and to initiate a complete overhaul of the regulatory system.

The call comes in response to the republication of a long-term study of a GM corn that exposes a lack of scientific rigor in Canada’s regulatory system.

CBAN’s Lucy Sharratt said:

"Many Canadians may be surprised to find out that Health Canada doesn’t require any long-term safety tests on GM foods and that this study is the first of its kind."...

Jun 26 10:30

The USSA’s secret space program(s)

Everyone is familiar with the spacefaring exploits of the USSA’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Russian space program and the European Space Agency (ESA). The increasingly sophisticated Chinese space program is also well-known internationally

Jun 26 10:19

'Drastic action' needed on Ebola

"Drastic action" is needed to contain the spread of deadly Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nearly 400 people have died in the outbreak which started in Guinea and has spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia.

It is the largest outbreak in terms of cases, deaths and geographical spread.

The WHO said it was "gravely concerned" and there was potential for "further international spread".

Jun 26 10:10

22 Ways To Conserve Water In Your Home

Water shortages brought on by droughts have caused water restrictions in many areas of the country. Many are seeing the excessiveness of their lifestyles and are finding that the landscaping around their homes and in-home water usage isn’t as conducive in minimizing their water usage.

Jun 26 09:45

Happy Custer Massacre Day!

Sorry a day late!

On this day in 1876, Colonel George Custer led his 7th Cavalry regiment to their demise in Montana. The Battle of Little Big Horn was one of the biggest defeats suffered by the U.S. Army in the war against the Indians. It is only in recent years that proper attention has been paid to the role of atrocities by Custer and other military leaders in stirring up the wrath of oppressed Indians.

Custer also played a leading role in the 1864 desolation of the Shenandoah Valley, where I was raised a century later. After failing to decisively vanquish southern armies in the battlefield, Lincoln and his generals decided to win the war by brutalizing civilians.

Jun 26 09:38

Feds Spent $4.8 Billion on Obamacare Exchanges So Far

The federal government has spent nearly $5 billion to establish federal and state exchanges for Obamacare, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

The funding was provided by a section of the Affordable Care Act that allowed for “indefinite” funding at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is incurring significant administrative costs to support [federally-facilitated exchanges] FFE operations,” the report, which was released earlier this month, said.

Jun 26 09:28

Nanny State Suffers a Blow in New York: Court Overturns Soda Ban

The court ruled the city of New York exceeded its authority when it restricted the size of drinks sold by street vendors, stadiums, movie theaters, restaurants and delis. The regulation limited drinks containing sugar to 16 ounces. The ban did not apply to drinks sold in grocery stores, diet sodas, drinks with more than 70-percent fruit juice, or that contain alcohol.

Jun 26 09:28

Law Enforcement Firm: Nobody Will Complain About Militarized Police When ISIS Attacks

What a sick bunch! If ISIS comes a callin us Americans will know it's a false flag!
DON'T YOU DO IT!!!

Company suggests outrage over toddler critically injured by police flashbang grenade will subside when terror group "comes a calling"

Jun 26 09:11

Lab Results Negative For West African Ebola Virus In Valencia After Health Authorities Activate Alert

Spain’s National Microbiology Centre confirms a man from Guinea Conakry isolated in the La Fe hospital in Valencia, eastern Spain, since Monday night does not have the Ebola virus.

La Fe Hospital in Valencia issued a statement at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening saying that the lab results, which had been sent to Spain’s National Microbiology Centre near Madrid, had tested negative for the Ebola virus, and that the patient, a man from Guinea Conakry, was making “encouraging progress”.

Regional health authorities in Valencia activated their infectious disease protocols on Monday night after the man, who is “resident in Europe” according to a Spanish Health Ministry spokeswoman, was admitted to hospital with Ebola-like symptoms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so what does this guy have that produces those Ebola-like symptoms? Why won't they tell us that?

Jun 26 08:48

U.S. Scientist Offers $10,000 to Anyone Who Can Disprove Manmade Climate Change.

A physics professor is so fed up with the claims made by “climate change deniers” that he has launched a “$10,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge.”

Jun 26 08:44

Kerry demands Russia disarm protesters in Ukraine in hours

Mental Health Alert! John Kerry has gone off the deep end!

US Secretary of State John Kerry demands that Moscow take action within “hours” to disarm the pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.

“[It is] critical for Russia to show, in the next hours literally, that they are moving to help disarm the separatists, to encourage them to disarm, to call on them to lay down their weapons and being to become part of a legitimate political process,” Kerry said Thursday in Paris after a meeting with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.

Jun 26 08:30

WHO calls urgent 11-nation meeting on Ebola

The agency was now "gravely concerned by the on-going cross-border transmission into neighbouring countries as well as the potential for further international spread," said WHO's regional director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo.

Jun 26 06:53

Vaccine researcher charged with felony crimes for research fraud; may spend 20 years in prison over faked AIDS vaccine

Scientific fraud is so common in the vaccine industry, it's practically the default business model. The truth is that most vaccines don't work, so in order to make them appear to work, researchers routinely spike blood samples of vaccinated test subjects with antibodies, making it appear the vaccine caused the body to produce those antibodies.

This is exactly what Merck does with MMR vaccines, according to the company's own former virologists who filed a False Claims Act with the federal government. It's also why up to 97% of children who contract measles or mumps were already vaccinated against measles and mumps.

Jun 26 06:48

The Massive Tax Increase Hidden Inside Obamacare

he ACA ... is full of implicit taxes. Many of them have remained hidden in the "fog of controversy" surrounding the law and their effects excluded from economic analyses of it.

Jun 26 06:04

Liberia. 10 new cases of Ebola

Liberia's Health and Social Welfare Ministry (MOHSW) has confirmed a fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the western Monrovia suburb of New Kru Town with seven cases reported.The Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn told a press conference Saturday that of the seven cases, six have been confirmed dead, with laboratory tests confirming four to be caused by Ebola.

Jun 26 06:03

Swine flu surfaces at Texas-Mexico border among illegal child crossers

The swine flu finding only fuels fears from law enforcement along the border who say the illegal immigrants are not being properly screened for diseases and contagious sicknesses before moving along to other facilities for holding across the nation.

Jun 26 06:03

Watertown man charged in murder

A $1 million cash bond was set Friday for a 29-year-old man charged with murder in a sword attack at a boarding house in Watertown Thursday.

Young Jae Choi was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Dustin M. Vander Heyden, 27, Watertown.

After his arrest, Choi claimed to be God and told police the universe wanted him to kill Vander Heyden, the criminal complaint states.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anti-depressants for sure!!!!!!

Jun 26 05:48

GMO advocates ignore failure of golden rice, quietly move on to GM bananas

Scientists in Australia think they know better than God what levels of vitamins and minerals should exist in food, and they are on a mission to engineer new varieties that achieve these unnatural levels. Despite the recent failure of genetically modified (GM) "Golden Rice" with artificially elevated levels of beta-carotene, biotechnologists are quietly shifting their efforts to a new GM banana that contains high levels of provitamin A, which they plan to force on impoverished Africans.

Jun 26 05:39

Antibiotic scientist must push discovery to market

A McMaster University scientist has discovered a compound that attacks a dangerous new class of superbugs, providing a gleam of scientific hope against the spectre of antibiotic resistance.

Disease-causing bacteria share their evolving genes at such a galloping pace that the World Health Organization has warned of an emerging global health security threat, painting a post-apocalyptic image of a world sent back to the pre-antibiotic era, where a routine cut or infection could be deadly.

Jun 26 05:26

Suicides among patients taking antidepressants on the rise despite black box warnings

The study found that, since the FDA black box warnings were applied back in 2003 and 2004, the number of attempted suicides among adolescents has risen by nearly 22 percent. Among those between the ages of 18 and 29, attempted suicides rose a shocking 33.7 percent, a figure that the mainstream media is now blaming on a corresponding 31 percent decrease in antidepressant use during the same time.

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"SSRIs [selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors] are one of the most addictive drugs known" to man, stated one Bloomberg commenter. "[They] are several times more addictive than nicotine, heroin, cocaine, or even meth. This is an ideal situation for pharmaceutical companies, but not for patients."

Jun 26 05:25

HOSPITALS BEGIN DATA-MINING ON PATIENTS

You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores.

Jun 25 22:39

5 garden herbs to fight cancer

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASONS WHY A PERSON MIGHT PLANT A GARDEN

Jun 25 21:51

Top city official: surveillance of protesters was lawful

Investigating themselves again!

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The debate has been raging since Saturday on social media, news websites, talk radio and in the halls of the state’s leading civil liberties group.

Why were undercover officers from the Albuquerque Police Department, including at lease one from the unit that is supposed to gather intelligence on suspected criminals, carrying a camera and blending in at a demonstration against police violence here over the weekend?

Jun 25 21:20

The Iraq Cash Cow: Part I

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has refused to accept a salvation government as his army continues to conduct mop-up operations against ISIL Takfiri militants. Press TV reports that ISIL forces were trained at secret CIA camps inside Jordan. ISIL uses US and Saudi-supplied weapons.

As Republican war hawks call for yet more blood and treasure to be spilled on the sands of Mesopotamia, oil prices spike and military-industrial overlords prepare to milk the US Treasury for yet more contracts.

War is business and business is good. For the banksters, permanent war has been the antidote to a deflationary death spire and the jail time that would surely follow.

Jun 25 21:10

Swine Flu Confirmed at Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors

The shills and the trolls are busy in the comments section!

HOUSTON, Texas--An unaccompanied minor from Central America who entered the U.S. illegally has been confirmed as having the Swine Flu, also known as the H1N1 flu.

A spokesperson from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the sick child is at the Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, according to KRGV. 2,000 H1N1 vaccinations are being brought to the air base, where more than 1,000 illegal immigrant minors are currently staying.

Congressman Louie Gohmert told Breitbart Texas that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--the agency currently caring for many of the unaccompanied minors--is not doing an adequate job of screening and treating diseases.

Jun 25 20:07

17 Flowers That Look Like Something Else

Flowers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors,

leading to a wide array of appearances.

You’ve likely seen many varieties in your life time,

but some of these flowers resemble other figures or animals so much that it’s downright shocking.

Jun 25 20:00

Global report on ‘neonicotinoid disaster’ a ‘wake-up call’ to save the bees, say groups

A widely used class of insecticides poses a threat on par with that of DDT and is harming ecosystems worldwide, a global team of scientists finds.

Jun 25 18:25

How to live like a king for very little

By THOR HARRIS
1. Don’t smoke cigarettes.
2. Drive old Japanese cars. Easy and cheap to fix & they run for fucking ever.
3. Buy most of your groceries from the produce section. Most of that other shit is not actually food. You don’t need it.
4. Ride your bike instead of driving as much as you can. You need the exercise and gas is expensive.........

Jun 25 14:55

UK Home Secretary: UK Isn't A Surveillance State... And I'd Give You Proof, But You Might All Die Because Of It

I'm sorry, but this continuing game of "we're not spying on you... but we need more powers to spy on you because FEAR FEAR FEAR... and we can't give you any evidence because you all might die" is getting rather tired.

Jun 25 11:48

“Future Earth”: Re-branding Agenda 21 for Environmental Control

Climate change was created by the Club of Rome who stated that “in searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention and thus the real enemy, then, is humanity itself believed humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is a real one or one invented for the purpose.”

Jun 25 11:40

Confirmation That The Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Moving Towards Siberia

The European Space Agency (ESA) is running the Swarm mission to map the Earth's magnetic field and to note changes in its strength over time.

Data just released shows how the field generated in the planet's liquid outer core varies in strength over the course of a few months.

Jun 25 11:01

USDA Admits to being behind the Mysterious Slaughter of Millions of Birds and Animals

Indeed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has publicly admitted it is responsible for the mass poisoning of tens of millions of birds over the last several years. It’s all part of the USDA’s program called “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and we even have the USDA’s spreadsheet where they document how many millions of birds (and other animals) they’ve poisoned to death.

After hundreds of starlings were found dead in the Yankton Riverside Park, concerned citizens began investigating. After a while, a USDA official called the local police and admitted they had poisoned the birds.

“They say that they had poisoned the birds about ten miles south of Yankton and they were surprised they came to Yankton like they did and died in our park,” says Yankton Animal Control Officer Lisa Brasel.

Jun 25 10:16

Pain-relief cream concoction, part of a $25M scam, inadvertently caused a baby's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California doctors were bribed to prescribe a pain-relief concoction as part of a $25 million workers' compensation scam that inadvertently caused a baby's death, according to indictments.

The indictments name Kareem Ahmed, a major campaign donor to President Barack Obama and head of the Landmark Medical Management.

Jun 25 10:09

Report: World’s Oceans On Brink of Collapse

Neglecting the health of the oceans could have devastating effects on the world’s food supply, clean air, and climate stability, among other factors

Jun 25 09:50

FDA cites GSK flu vaccine plant for quality violations

A GlaxoSmithKline Plc plant in Canada that makes the flu vaccine Flulaval has been cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for failing to meet quality control standards.

GSK said on Tuesday no contaminated products had been released to the public.

The FDA said controls for the purified water system at the plant were inadequate and that some Gram-negative bacteria identified in water used for equipment washing had been implicated in product contamination issues at the facility as far back as 2011.

The FDA said there was no set schedule for disinfection of the water system and that manufacturing controls in place were inadequate to control bacteria on unsterilized surfaces. The agency said the company's investigation into the repeated accumulations of bacteria had been inadequate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Taking a look at who contributed to which Presidential campaign, you can see that drug makers get away with substandard manufacturing practices for awhile...because they can. As reported at theguardian.com on 6 October, 2012:

As election year reaches its climax, America is forecast to experience the most extensively corporate-influenced race for the White House, and for control of Capitol Hill, in living memory. Among the industries already well versed in bankrolling US politics are finance, pharmaceuticals, energy and defence. British multinationals such as HSBC, Barclays, Experian, Prudential, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, BP, Shell and BAE all have political action committees (PACs) that channel donations from employees to US politicians.

Both candidates received about a half-million dollars each from GSK.

Money like that can buy some "please don't look over our shoulder too intently if we are having some manufacturing standards problems" time for Pharmaceutical corporations, and potentially at the risk of American lives.

I think I will avoid a flu shot this year, thank you very much.

Jun 25 09:32

Monsanto Tries to Patent & Control Natural, Non-GMO Tomatoes

In an appalling attempt to patent yet another seed, Monsanto has resorted to fraud to try to gain rights to a tomato which contains a naturally occurring resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis.

Jun 25 09:19

Illinois Bans Cosmetics Containing Microbeads

Illinois has become the first American state to ban cosmetics containing microplastics. The move has been taken in response to growing concern over the marine damage caused by plastic waste, which a report published recently by the U.N. Environment Programme puts at $13 billion or more annually.

Among the products that will be removed from Illinois shelves are several brands of exfoliating face wash. While natural versions of this popular product use the likes of oatmeal or ground kernels as an exfoliant, cheap commercial varieties use nonbiodegradable plastic beads, known as microbeads. One average-sized tube can hold thousands of them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, when you are using personal products, try to find the most natural, with the fewest ingredients, you can.

You might want to patronize a store featuring the highest number of pure, natural products you can find.

Is it going to be more expensive than a trip to the local drug store? Yes. But will it be better, in the long run, for both you and the environment? Absolutely.

Jun 25 09:13

Watchdog Asks Government to Distribute Emergency Nuke Pills to Canadians

REGULATORY GROUP WANTS ALL CITIZENS WITHIN 10KM OF “PLUME” AREA TO RECEIVE POTASSIUM IODIDE

Jun 25 08:59

Creation Metaphysics and “A Single Unified Science”

I HAVE WRITTEN ON SCIENTISM LATELY, AND IN THE ARCHIVES SEVERAL MORE CRITIQUES OF SCIENTISM AND NAÏVE EMPIRICISM (ITS PRESUPPOSITION) ARE AVAILABLE

Jun 25 08:50

Lab results reveal this truly superior source of probiotics

A 4-6-ounce serving of homemade sauerkraut that was recently analyzed in a lab showed that it contained literally 10 trillion bacteria! To provide perspective, 2 ounces of raw sauerkraut made at home had more probiotics than a 100-count bottle of probiotic capsules. To look at it another way, 16 ounces (2 cups) of sauerkraut is equal to eight bottles of probiotics! Even one of the more popular and potent brands of probiotics "only" provide 50 billion active bacteria in a 3.5-ounce bottle.

Jun 25 08:26

Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?

When genetically modified (GM) crops were first planted commercially in 1996, they were just another technological innovation that fit well into the trend of larger farms and fewer farmers. Since weed control was a time consuming task, chemicals that killed the weeds without harming the crop struck farmers as a good idea.

Jun 25 08:24

Cannabis Oil Cures 8 Month Old Infant of Cancer, Dissolving Large Inoperable Tumor In 8 Months

According to Dr. William Courtney, the western medical mind has a very hard if not impossible time trying to understand the diverse actions of Cannabidiol. He explains how his youngest patient who is 8 months old, had a very massive centrally located inoperable brain tumor. The child's father pushed for non-traditional treatment utilizing cannabis and put cannabinoid oil on the baby's pacifier twice per day, gradually increasing the dose. Within two months there was a dramatic reduction. Dr. Courtney pointed out that the success of the cannabis approach means that "this child...is not going to have the long-term side effects that would come from a very high dose of chemotherapy or radiation.

Jun 25 08:17

THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE

Particle physicists like to joke that studying matter with colliders is like smashing two mechanical clocks together and trying to guess what the clocks looked like based on the springs, gears, and levers that fly out. Let us take that analogy one step further and speculate that given enough speed at the moment of collision, individual teeth from the clock gears will come flying out as separate distinct pieces. But clearly, prior to that moment of collision, they never did exist as separate distinct pieces. Their separateness is created by the collision at that very moment. The same may well be true of the ultra-tiny particles generated by the collisions of the LHC, including whatever we may be asked to accept on faith as the "God Particle." They may be artifacts of the collision, and not of natural processes.

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I figured it was time to repost this article, since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been "hot rodded" and is being fired up to find or create (most likely the latter) "proof" that God sneezed the universe into existence.

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Jun 25 08:14

Another concern arises over groundwater contamination from fracking

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The oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could potentially contribute more pollutants to groundwater than past research has suggested, according to a new study in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Scientists are reporting that when spilled or deliberately applied to land, waste fluids from fracking are likely picking up tiny particles in the soil that attract heavy metals and other chemicals with possible health implications for people and animals...

Jun 25 07:49

CERN ANNOUNCES LHC RESTART SCHEDULE AT DOUBLE POWER BECAUSE HIGGS BOSON SAYS WE DO NOT EXIST

The Higgs boson, first mentioned in a 1964 paper by Peter Higgs, is linked to the mechanism, proposed the same year by Higgs and independently by Robert Brout and François Englert, that gives mass to fundamental particles. During its first three years, the LHC ran at a collision energy of 7 to 8 TeV delivering particle collisions to four major experiments: ATLAS, CMS, ALICE and LHCb. With the large amount of data provided by the LHC during this first period, the ATLAS and CMS experiments were able to announce the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson on 4 July 2012, paving the way for the award of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics to theorists François Englert and Peter Higgs.

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The CERN LHO is a fantastically expensive construction built to "prove" there was a moment of creation.

But there is a problem. Particle physicists like the compare what they do to smashing two mechanical clocks together and then deducing what the clocks looked like based on the gears and springs that fly out. But obviously if you smash those clocks together hard enough, individual teeth may come off of the gears and fly out as discreet objects, although they were not discreet objects before the collision. So it remains unknown if the particle being called the Higgs Boson was in fact already there, or formed in the high energy collision itself. The theory of the Higgs Boson was created to explain away the paradox between the theory of the Big Bang and General Relativity, which would have the universe, in the first few moments of its creation, the most massive black hole possible, from which nothing could escape. To get around this paradox, Higgs and his associates came up with the idea that the Big Bang produced two types of massless and gravityless proto-matter which waited until the universe was sufficiently large enough to mix together to make the matter we see today, not unlike the two tubes one mixes together to make epoxy glue.

Given that the mixing of the two proto-matter particles effectively destroys the discreet Higgs p[article, it therefore follows that what is coming out of the LHO is indeed a new creation, and not something which has been hidden in matter for billions of years.

My concern if that the LHO, like the pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge, or the great cathedrals, is just a fantastically expensive construction to convince the masses of the reality of the gods.

See THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE

Jun 25 07:22

Archaeologists recreate Elixir of Long Life recipe from unearthed bottle

“We decided to engage in our own brand of experimental archaeology,” said Alyssa Loorya, the president of Chrysalis, a company regularly hired by the city to oversee excavation projects. Loorya enlisted researchers in Germany to track down the recipe in an old medical guide, which revealed that the potion contained ingredients such as aloe, which is anti-inflammatory, gentian root, which aids digestion, as well as rhubarb, zedoary, and Spanish saffron – ingredients still used by herbalists today.

Jun 25 07:05

The Next Generation of GM Crops Has Arrived—And So Has the Controversy

The first of a new generation of genetically modified crops is poised to win government approval in the United States, igniting a controversy that may continue for years, and foreshadowing the future of genetically modified crops.

The agribusiness industry says the plants—soy and corn engineered to tolerate two herbicides, rather than one—are a safe, necessary tool to help farmers fight so-called superweeds. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture appear to agree.

However, many health and environmental groups say the crops represent yet another step on what they call a pesticide treadmill: an approach to farming that relies on ever-larger amounts of chemical use, threatening to create even more superweeds and flood America’s landscapes with potentially harmful compounds.

Jun 25 06:45

The Fight to Ban Gold Mining and Save El Salvador’s Water Supply

“For us, the mine is death.”

Those words, spoken by the president of a rural grassroots organization, capture the intensity and urgency of the struggle against mining in El Salvador.

Mining has reaped devastating consequences in El Salvador. Toxins from mining operations have made 90 percent of El Salvador’s water undrinkable. Lung and kidney diseases run rampant among miners. Community leaders and activists who resist are hounded and cut down.

Jun 25 06:06

Reactions to Republication of Landmark Seralini GMO Study

Sustainable Pulse welcomes the republication of the Séralini et al. study on the “Long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” by Environmental Sciences Europe.

Jun 24 21:59

85% of measles outbreak victims already received vaccinations

The mainstream media is giddily engaging in a mass political orgy over measles after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the disease is allegedly spreading in large part due to foreign travelers and the unvaccinated.

Jun 24 19:29

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline are affecting other species, scientists say

Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the decline of honeybees is also harming butterflies, worms, fish, and birds, and contaminating habitats worldwide which are crucial for food production and wildlife, scientists have concluded after a four-year assessment.

Societal regulations have not stopped habitats from being poisoned, said the analysis, despite neurotoxic pesticides already being held responsible for the global collapse in the bee population.

“Undertaking a full analysis of all the available literature (800 peer reviewed reports) the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides – a group of global, independent scientists has found that there is “clear evidence of harm sufficient to trigger regulatory action,” a press release accompanying the report noted.

Twenty-nine scientists from four different continents conducted the study, which found the unmistakable evidence of the link.

Jun 24 19:20

Yes, Google works with “former military operations people.” But they won’t tell us who, or from where

The information came via a report by Wired’s Steven Levy. Given Google’s history of close collaboration with the military-industrial complex, it wasn’t terribly surprising. Hell, Google’s DC office is crammed to the brim with former spooks, intelligence officials and revolving door military contractors.

Jun 24 16:27

Hawaiians Take On Monsanto & GMOs

If you want to understand the difference between GMOs, Monsanto, and organic food, if you want to be inspired by learning about how every day people are making real change in their community, and if you want to understand how the Hawaiian islands are creating models for how people can take charge of their right to protect health, life, and property for the greater well-being of their communities, join us for this special 1.5-hour speaker series event.

Jun 24 16:26

Active Fe security protocol to deal with a possible case of Ebola

Hospital La Fe de Valencia has activated the security protocol for dealing with a possible case of Ebola virus.
The symptoms of this virus have been detected in a citizen of African origin remains isolated units in La Fe hospital staff is maintained around security measures to prevent any kind of infection.

Jun 24 14:41

Active Health protocol in suspected Ebola virus [ in Spain]

The Valencian Ministry of Health has reported that in the early hours of Monday activated "preventively" action protocol in suspected Ebola virus in a patient admitted and remains "clinically stable" in the area of ??insulation Hospital La Fe de Valencia.

Sources have indicated the Department in a statement that it is a patient whose clinical picture "could correspond to that disease", although they have yet nuanced "is neither confirmed nor ruled out."

Jun 24 13:07

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'

Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists.

Researchers, who have carried out a four-year review of the literature, say the evidence of damage is now "conclusive".

The scientists say the threat to nature is the same as that once posed by the notorious chemical DDT.

Jun 24 12:55

Veteran Waited 8 YEARS for PTSD Treatment From VA

Veterans are losing the war at home, and the loss is coming at the hands of their own government. A new audit finds the VA didn’t treat a veteran with PTSD for 8 years while another was in the hospital for 7 YEARS before being treated.

Jun 24 12:48

Obamacare falls more than 20 million short of ‘newly insured’ goal

The administration hasn’t released any enrollment figures in the last 2 ½ months, and a spokesman from the government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which helps oversee Obamacare, said the agency is not likely to issue any updates soon.

Jun 24 12:19

GMO Crops in India, The Profit Driven Destruction of Agriculture

The recently leaked report – ‘Impact of NGOs on Development’ – accuses certain activists and civil organisations in India of working against the national interest by colluding with foreign interests to undermine development and growth [1]. While seeking to cast individuals and groups in a negative light, the report itself is fully supportive of the model of development being pursued. The irony is that the model is based on officialdom working hand in glove with powerful foreign corporations [2], whose purpose is not just financial – to maximise profit – but in the case of the US-backed GMO sector – political: the destruction of traditional farming and the control of the entire food system and populations [3].

Jun 24 11:47

Slim Down Green Juice Recipe

With summer almost here, if you are looking for some juicing recipes for weight loss to help you look your best this summer, green juicing recipes will help do the trick. The key to green juice recipes is that when done right, they are lower in calories, light on the sugar, and high in nutrition.

Keep the calories and sugar down have obvious benefits, but the nutrient density of leafy greens and other green veggies, help give your body the nutrition it’s craving, thus helping to keep your cravings in check. Below is a recipe that is good balance of dark leafy greens with enough flavor to make it gone down easily.

Ingredients:

4 large handfuls of spinach
3 large stalks of kale
1 cucumber
3 carrots

Directions:

Jun 24 10:09

Is Titan older than Saturn? Gases in its atmosphere suggest the moon formed BEFORE its parent planet

It’s generally accepted that planets form before moons, gradually collecting their natural satellites over millions or billions of years in cosmic tugs of war.

But new research could be set to turn the world of planetary science on its head, as scientists have discovered Titan may have formed before its parent planet Saturn.

The incredible theory rules out the possibility that Titan formed in the disk of material that surrounded the infant Saturn - and instead it must have formed elsewhere.

Jun 24 09:45

US Corporations have Dumped 206 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals into America’s Waterways

Research from Environment America shows that 2012 was a bigger year for toxic chemical dumping than most of us could have imagined.

Jun 24 09:31

DNA from GMOs can pass directly into humans, study confirms

The idea that DNA from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is broken down in the digestive tract and rendered innocuous, a common industry claim, is patently false. A recent study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found that large, meal-derived DNA fragments from GMOs are fully capable of transferring their genes directly into the bloodstream, deconstructing the myth that transgenic foods act on the body in the same way as natural foods.

Jun 24 07:59

Pirate Radio Station for $55 Could Help Decentralize Big-Telecom

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Make Magazine recently featured a tutorial on constructing a FM pirate radio transmitter using a Raspberry Pi board. Raspberry Pis are single board computers that go for about $55 and are regularly used as the centerpiece for a wide variety of projects ranging from art installations to automation and everything in between.

The FM transmitter will broadcast stored media within a limited range to any FM radio receiver nearby. It is a versatile proof of concept that can be used as is to "cover your home, DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade." In the comment sections below the entry, readers could already be seen expanding the parameters of the project to add more options and increase its utility...

Jun 24 07:45

Ebola epidemic in West Africa 'out of control'

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground.

"The epidemic is out of control," Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement.

There have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since the epidemic began in March, according to the latest World Health Organization figures.

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But all the resources continue to pour into wars of conquest against imaginary enemies while a real enemy gains a foothold on the planet.

BTW, what happens when those infectious illegal immigrants flooding into the nation then being dispersed across the country by DHS start bringing in Ebola along with their tuberculosis? Isn't the possibility of Ebola coming into the US a good reason to enforce the borders?

Jun 24 07:38

3 New Studies Confirm Dangers of BPA and Substitutes

by Jeffrey Green

The full range of dangers presented by the DNA-damaging endocrine disruptor and neurotoxin Bisphenol-A (BPA) is finally being understood and widely communicated by the scientific community.

It has been linked to obesity, infertility and reproductive disorders in both genders, diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer, behavioral problems, liver tumors and more. A Harvard study found a whopping 1200% spike in BPA levels in the urine of people who had recently eaten canned soup, and study after study is showing that harm results at much lower levels than previously thought.

However, even more troubling are the studies revealing that BPA substitutes carry the same level and range of dangers that hoodwink people by labeling "BPA Free" when the presence of bisphenol remains as Bisphenol-S, AP, M, or P...

Jun 24 01:08

Why You Should Avoid PVC Products

Waking Times

Ok, so you know about the potential health implications of BPA in plastic and you do your best to avoid it. But what about PVC in plastics and other products?

Jun 24 01:07

The Complete History of Monsanto, The World’s Most Evil Corporation

Waking Times

Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning the crown as “most evil corporation on Earth!” Not content to simply rest upon its throne of death, atop a mountain of rotting corpses, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet and its people.

Jun 24 01:05

Shocking Agricultural Crisis Looms For One of The World’s Largest Coconut Producers Thanks To The Chemical Industry

Waking Times

Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils in the world, and you may have noticed the price creeping up in the last few years. One of the reasons is due to the looming agricultural crisis in the Philippines, one of the world’s largest coconut producers. The coconut industry, which supports millions of Filipinos is slowly dying because of a massive insect infestation that has to date claimed 2 million trees. The irony is, the infestation is easy to arrest using inexpensive organic means, but the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has sold out to the chemical industry which may kill the entire coconut economy that the Philippines and much of the world depends on.

Jun 23 22:31

ACLU: Surveillance of protestors by APD shows ‘disdain’ for community

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — Secret law enforcement surveillance of people at a peaceful demonstration against police violence over the weekend has drawn the ire of event organizers and the state’s leading civil liberties group.

And the surveillance, conducted by the sergeant of the Albuquerque Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit, may also run afoul of the department’s own standard operating procedures, according to a KRQE News 13 review of the procedures.

“It shows a shocking disregard for free speech rights,” Peter Simonson, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, told News 13 on Monday. “It signals to the community that officers view civilians broadly with disdain and distrust.

Jun 23 22:30

Undercover APD officer secretly films protesters

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A wide cross-section of disparate community groups, family members and friends of people shot by police and others turned out on a sweltering Saturday for another demonstration against police violence in a city that has been rocked by it during the past several years.

One of those groups was there for another purpose, and it’s raising concerns.

The Albuquerque Police Department sent undercover officers to the peaceful demonstration, which featured numerous speakers at Roosevelt Park — itself the scene of a police-vs.-citizens riot in the 1970s — a march through the middle of the city and a mock trial that turned up a guilty verdict against Police Chief Gorden Eden.

Jun 23 20:07

Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that pregnant women who live within a mile of spaces where certain commercial pesticides are applied appear to have an increased risk of having a child with autism.

Proximity to agricultural pesticides in pregnancy was also linked to other types of developmental delays in children.

Jun 23 18:22

UN rejects Australia's 'feeble' bid to strip Tasmanian forest's heritage status

Unesco has unanimously rejected a “feeble” Australian government bid to reopen 74,000 hectares of Tasmania’s world heritage area to logging.
At its annual meeting in Doha, the Unesco World Heritage Committee said the Australian government had failed to provide compelling evidence that areas added to the site only last year were detracting from the overall value of the area.

Jun 23 14:37

How the U.S. Gov’t Uses Foreign “Aid” to Force Countries to Buy GMO Seeds

The U.S. government, a revolving door for Big Agra's biotech, is indeed bullying El Salvador into using genetically modified seeds just as current headlines suggest.

"'I would like to tell the U.S. Ambassador to stop pressuring the Government (of El Salvador) to buy ‘improved’ GM seeds,' said [President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA)] Navarro, which is only of benefit to U.S. multinationals and is to the detriment of local seed production," reported Sustainable Pulse.

Jun 23 14:36

M8.0 - 24km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska

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Tsunami warning issued for Alaska.

Jun 23 14:35

M6.2 - 85km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand

Jun 23 14:34

M6.3 - 87km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand

Jun 23 14:34

M6.9 - 96km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand

Jun 23 12:17

66% of consumers wrongly think "natural" means something

Two-thirds of Americans think the world "natural" on the label of a packaged or processed food means it contains no artificial ingredients, pesticides or genetically engineered organisms, a survey released this week by the magazine Consumer Reports found.

When consumers see the word on meat or poultry, 70% think it means no growth hormones were used in the animals feed and 60% think the animals got no antibiotics or other drugs in their feed.

The problem is, consumers are wrong.

Under federal labeling rules, the word natural means absolutely nothing.

Jun 23 11:26

Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields, study says

Babies whose moms lived within a mile of crops treated with widely used pesticides were more likely to develop autism, according to new research published today.

The study of 970 children, born in farm-rich areas of Northern California, is part of the largest project to date that is exploring links between autism and environmental exposures.

Jun 23 10:47

High Desert Highwaymen: More Scenes from the Drug War in Treasure Valley

In his private life, Justin Klitch of Payette, Idaho may be kind, personable, generous, and compulsively honest. While on the clock, however, he's a professional thug – in the original sense of the expression.

A third-generation ISP officer, Klitch patrols an area laden with potential lucre, a stretch of I-84 in western Idaho bordering Oregon, where medicinal marijuana use is legal. Forty percent of all pot confiscated in Idaho is medicinal marijuana legally obtained in Oregon. Kendall Jeffs, a medical marijuana user who lives in western Idaho, describes the anxious trip home from Oregon as being akin to “crossing the Berlin Wall. It's like going into another country.”

Jun 23 10:31

Dr Barbara Bellar sums up Obamacare in one sentence

Imagine if you will,… one Woman with more sense than the entire U. S. Gove put together.

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