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Jun 24 11:44

EPA to be Sued After Endangering Pollinators with New Chemical Cocktail

Concerned citizens from environmental and food safety groups gave formal notice of intent to sue to the Environmental Protection Agency for approving a toxic new pesticide called bicyclopyrone (BCP).

Jun 24 07:45

Samsung's 'see-through' trucks aim to reduce risk of passing on highway

Navigating busy two-lane highways can mean drivers often can't see the road for the cars and take a risk that can prove fatal when they attempt to overtake large vehicles like transport trucks.

The Korean technology giant Samsung wants to reduce that risk with the help of technology that allows drivers to virtually see "through" the vehicles ahead of them. Using monitors mounted on the back of a truck or other large vehicle and connected wirelessly to a camera in front, Samsung's Safety Truck technology shows drivers what's ahead of the 18-wheeled obstruction they're driving behind — day or night.

Jun 24 06:33

Rosetta To Land On Comet After Dangerous Extended Mission

The ESA is extending the mission of comet orbiter Rosetta by nine months to complete some risky manoeuvres and eventually land on the space rock.

The European Space Agency has confirmed that Rosetta’s mission to extract scientific data while orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will go on until September next year, instead of finishing in December.

Jun 24 06:32

Nasa's Dawn Probe Takes More Photos of Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres

New images of Ceres from Nasa's Dawn spacecraft has provided more visible images of mysterious bright spots and also revealed a pyramid-shaped peak towering over a relatively flat landscape.

Dawn has been studying the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, in detail from its second mapping orbit, which is 4,400 km above Ceres.

A new view of its intriguing bright spots, located in a crater 90km across, shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible, the US space agency said.

At least eight spots can be seen next to the largest bright area, which scientists think is approximately nine kilometres wide.

Jun 24 06:30

Northern Lights captured above Minneapolis

A spectacular display of the Northern Lights was seen near Minneapolis in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The lights, which are not normally seen as far south as Minnesota, were a result of a severe solar storm.

Jun 24 06:30

America’s third-world government dumps fluoride in drinking water while Ethiopia seeks to remove toxin from water to protect public health

No, we’re not talking about malaria or AIDS — fluorosis, a health condition triggered by exposure to fluoride, is damaging people’s teeth and skeletal structures throughout Ethiopia, so much so that health authorities there are working feverishly to get it out of the water supplies to protect public health.

Jun 24 04:59

Truth About Scientifically Supported Vaccine-Autism-Inflammatory Bowel Disease Connection


At the event, Dr. Wakefield cleared up some major misconceptions about his famous paper, including the lie that it declared all vaccines to cause autism. He had this to say concerning the structure and intent of his greatly misunderstood research:

“No one has read this paper. No one actually knows what it says. This is a case series. This is the way human disease syndromes are described, whether it’s Asperger’s syndrome or Crohn’s disease or multiple sclerosis — a handful of patients that present with a similar pattern of signs and symptoms that merit investigation and reporting in their own right.”

Jun 23 21:39

UK Doctors Warn TTIP Means Certain Death for Public Healthcare

Doctors in the United Kingdom are warning that passage of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will mean certain death for the country's public healthcare system, opening the door for privatization and lawsuits from the United States' for-profit medical industry.

Jun 23 16:51

Cell Phones and WiFi are a “Serious Public Health Issue”

– Canadian Parliamentary Report

Jun 23 15:19

The Milkman Returns: NZ Approves Raw Milk Sales and Delivery

Bowing to strong public pressure about the right to buy and drink raw milk, the New Zealand government has unveiled new rules which permit farmers to sell this most basic, probiotic rich and nutritious of foods directly to consumers.

Direct farm sales include home deliveries of raw milk to both rural and urban consumers, paving the way for the return of the beloved milkman.

Jun 23 15:09

The "Monsanto Protection Act" Is Back

If approved, House Resolution 1599 would make it nearly impossible to regulate GMOs in any way, even if and when those crops are deemed dangerous for consumption;

Jun 23 14:34

Flashback: How Beijing used rockets to keep opening ceremony dry

China's cunning multimillion-pound plan to manipulate the Olympic weather seems to be yielding results. While rain drenched the capital yesterday, the downpour that should have fallen on Friday night was averted; Olympic organisers fired a barrage of 1,110 rockets into the evening sky to make sure the 2008 Olympic opening ceremony was precipitation-free.

It has become a tradition in Beijing to seed the clouds before public holidays, such as National Day on 1 October, to make rain, disperse pollution and ensure clear skies on the day. But for the opening ceremony, the purpose was simply rain dispersal – bringing on a downpour but not on the Olympic stadium.

Jun 23 12:02

BIONIC LENS WILL GIVE YOU SUPERHUMAN VISION (3 X 20/20)

How would you like to have superhuman vision? What’s that mean, you may well ask: how about 3 x 20/20, which is generally considered to be “perfect” vision. CBC reports on the Ocumetics Bionic Lens: Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes.

Jun 23 11:53

DAZZLING NORTHERN LIGHTS, MAJOR GEOMAGNETIC STORM HITS EARTH (PHOTOS)

A major solar explosion and geomagnetic storm resulted in incredible northern lights on Monday night, mainly seen across northern Europe and North America.

Jun 23 10:52

The 1 Percent’s Vile New War

Rich people rarely tell you how they really feel about poor people. Occasionally, though, you get a glimpse. Earlier this week, the Washington Post published a story about Rancho Santa Fe, a small but extremely wealthy enclave in Southern California. Like the rest of California, the people of Rancho Santa Fe are dealing with a drought.
As you might imagine, that means water is scarce and conservation is critical. For the denizens of Rancho Santa Fe, however, conservation is someone else’s problem, namely poor people.

According to Steve Yuhas, who lives in the area and hosts a conservative talk-radio show, privileged people “should not be forced to live on property with brown lawns, golf on brown courses or apologize for wanting their gardens to be beautiful.” Oh, the humanity! In case it wasn’t clear, Yuhas added that the right to water ought to scale with income: “No, we’re not all equal when it comes to water.”

Jun 23 10:31

Insecticide used to treat head lice can cause cancer, WHO says

An insecticide that's found in select head lice treatments in Canada causes cancer and has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a World Health Organization research panel said Tuesday.

Jun 23 10:29

KFC Runs DNA Test on Alleged ‘Deep Fried Rat’ – Guess What They Found

Last week the Internet recoiled in horror when a man in California posted a video of what appeared to be a deep-fried rat that had been served to him at a local KFC. However, it seems that KFC got hold of this alleged rodent and ran some DNA tests on it and found that it really was just a piece of chicken that happened to be oddly rat-shaped.

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Just WHO did that DNA test?

Jun 23 10:03

NEW JAMA STUDY CONFIRMS NURSE WHISTLEBLOWING: ROUTINE HOSPITAL VACCINE DAMAGE HAPPENING TO INFANTS

It was not long ago that headlines were made by Michelle Rowton of Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines during a live interview with David Knight of infowars.com. The nurse turned whistleblower spoke of the callous, daily operating procedure she witnessed happening in the hospital she worked at. Her admissions were yet another log on a fire lit long ago burning for people’s right to have medical freedom and choice. In that viral interview, Rowton went on record to state:

“I think what a lot of people don’t realize in a closed space like NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) is that they’ve decided that we need to vaccinate these babies on-time. Two months after they’re born…bam, there it goes. This baby could be four months early and still supposed to be inside their mother, weighting three or four pounds and getting the same amount of vaccines as a 200 pound man.”

Rowton then went further to break bombshell news at the time by saying:

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

If any one of our readers knows someone who might be delivering a baby early, please be sure to share this with them, so that there is some statement in the file that indicates if the hospital vaccinates a baby in the NICU in a way that threatens its life, the doctor who has given the order, and the hospital, will be sued out of existence by the parents of that infant.

Jun 23 09:59

Climate change called 'medical emergency'

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last 50 years of gains in development and global health, experts warned on Tuesday.

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Translation: The reckless practice of selling harmful drugs is catching up with Big Pharma, but they'll drop the blame for all the harmful side effects on Human-Caused Global Warming!

Jun 23 09:56

Drug Company Chief: Our Drugs Do Not Work on Most Patients

A senior executive with Britain's biggest drugs company has admitted that most prescription medicines do not work on most people who take them.

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.

Jun 23 09:23

BEX ALERT - Do global climate models accurately predict climate change?

Webmaster addition: This article attempts to sell the idea that even though the climate models failed to predict the recent series of record cold winters that we should not doubt their long-range predictions at all.

Jun 23 09:18

?Sanctions create favorable conditions for Russian industry – trade minister

The sanctions have multiple advantages for Russia, as they motivate companies to turn to domestically produced goods and boost the economy, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told RT.

“I don’t want to sound cynical, but since I’m in charge of the real sector of the economy, in charge of the Russian industry, I can say we’ve actually benefited in more ways than one from sanctions imposed last year,” said Manturov at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum (SPIEF), adding that before the sanctions were put into effect Russian companies paid less attention to domestic products.

"...now sanctions provided them [companies and consumers - Ed.] with additional motivation, and they are turning to Russian companies. This generates demand for the Russian industry. So, to me, this was an advantage, in a sense," he added.

Jun 23 09:13

Rare triple crescent moons orbiting Saturn caught by Cassini probe

The Cassini spacecraft captured a stunning image of three crescent moons orbiting the planet Saturn. It managed to photograph Titan, Mimas and Rhea all in the same shot.

Jun 23 08:28

Gardasil Firestorm in Denmark

By Norma Erickson

In March 2015, a Danish national television station (TV2) aired a documentary focusing on girls who suspected they had been injured by the HPV vaccine Gardasil. Immediately after the airing of the show, girls with similar experiences started coming out of the woodwork. Virtually all of the girls had the same story to tell...

Jun 23 08:25

Ebola Returns to Sierra Leone Capital After Weeks of No New Cases

Two new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been recorded in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, about three weeks after the most recent new cases were found, underscoring the difficulty of ridding the region of the disease.

Jun 23 08:19

Doctors urged to amputate healthy limbs

A Canadian university teacher has argued during a radio interview doctors should amputate the limbs of able-bodied, physically healthy individuals who consider themselves “transabled,” positing such extreme procedures will help those people feel “empowered.”

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Ritual mutilation has returned!

Jun 23 07:48

American Medical Association Supports the Elimination of Parents’ Right to Make Vaccine Choices, and California Takes Another Step Toward Medical Tyranny

In 2012, then California Assemblyman Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)1 assured Californians that a bill he sponsored (AB2107) to increase child vaccination rates in the state would not remove parental rights to make vaccine choices for their children.

Now a state Senator, he's singing a different tune. This year he worked with attorney Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) to fast track a bill (SB277) through the state legislature

The bill would make it virtually impossible for California children to attend daycare or get a school education without receiving more than 40 doses of 10 federally recommended vaccines or filing a medical vaccine exemption granted by a medical doctor.

Jun 23 07:39

Video: Robotic Revolution Aims To Make Man Obsolete

The days of humans checking your passport could soon be over.

Jun 23 07:34

Gaza's amazing dinosaur attraction takes you back millions of years

J G Ballard needed environmental change to bring the dinosaurs back to life in his 1962 novel The Drowned World. At Gaza's DinoZoo, though, Palestinian engineers, with German support, have used animatronic technology to do just that.

Owner Iskander Abu-Karam has spent a lot of money on the attraction, not least because of the shortage of the resources needed. "I wanted to challenge the siege on Gaza and offer something new for my guests," he explained. "DinoZoo is a very popular attraction that takes take our guests on a journey that started and ended millions of years ago."

Jun 23 07:11

Severe solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected to be visible

A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. It also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them.

Jun 23 05:39

US MILITARY TO DEVELOP STAR WARS-STYLE HOVERBIKES

The future is coming faster than we thought. Just months after a Back to the Future-influenced hoverboard hit Kickstarter(with an eye-watering pricetag of $10,000), the US defence department has announced plans to develop a Star Wars-style hoverbike.

Jun 22 19:44

Sperm count: Fertility in men on the decline due to everyday plastics say scientists

Men are suffering a sharp decline in fertility because of the prevalence of every-day plastics, say scientists.

And Niels Jørgensen, associate professor at Rigshospital, Copenhagen, has told the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology's conference in Lisbon that only one in four men have "good" sperm.

According to The Times, phthalates, chemicals that are found in shower curtains, car dashboards and cleaning materials, "can be breathed in, consumed or absorbed through the skin of pregnant women, inhibiting testosterone production in male foetuses, leading to sons with low sperm counts".

Jørgensen said that society should be "very worried" by these studies, and advised women to try to avoid cosmetics.

Jun 22 19:41

Herbicide-Resistant Insects Are Destroying GMO Crops Like Never Before

The authors also found that not only did the rootworm thrive in Bt corn fields, but the pest had the potential to “develop resistance rapidly” when Bt crops don’t produce a high enough level of Bt toxin, and therefore would require farmers to use more pesticides to eradicate the pest.

In short, Bt corn didn’t eradicate the pest it was meant to destroy; it only made it stronger, thereby causing even more pesticide use. Sounds like a perfect biotech creation made in cahoots with companies that sell chemicals for a living – and yet we trust them to make our food?

Jun 22 17:13

Feds bust four fake cancer charities that defrauded $187 million from Americans

A string of cancer charities -- the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Breast Cancer Society and the Children's Cancer Fund of America -- have turned out to be manipulative frauds run by a family of con artists. The money they raised for cancer patients actually went to pay for personal luxuries instead -- Disney World trips, jet ski outings, new cars, college tuition and luxury travel.

Jun 22 13:47

WHY ARE WE BUILDING A RESEARCH CENTER FULL OF DEADLY DISEASES IN THE TORNADO CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?

If the foot-and-mouth virus—or any other airborne danger—escaped from the lab, the air currents would likely carry it beyond where it could cause harm. An out-of-the-way location makes sense because no lab is risk free. In 2007, for instance, the foot-and-mouth virus escaped from Great Britain’s Pirbright Institute, one of the world’s leading laboratories studying animal disease, and set off an outbreak at a nearby farm.

Jun 22 13:43

MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT PART 2? NEW BILL INTRODUCED SPELLS BAD NEWS FOR GMO ACTIVISTS

A couple of years ago, a bill was introduced (H.R. 933) allowing big biotech corporations, like Monsanto, to override United States federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically engineered crops all across the US. This rendered the government powerless when it came to stopping other biotechnology corporations from planting and harvesting. The measure shields sellers of genetically modified seeds from lawsuits, even if the resulting crops cause harm. As a result, the public labelled this bill “The Monsanto Protection Act.”

Jun 22 12:45

Man About To Turn 114 Has Some More Longevity Tips For You

What does a 114 year old eat and drink everyday? What else do they do? Tips from a supercentenarian

Jun 22 11:15

The Sun “Does Not” Cause Skin Cancer

Most of us have been bombarded about the dangers of the sun by experts and the media. However, because it is one of the most pervasive and inaccurate myths persisting in most of the patients I see, I can only assume you are under the same misunderstanding.

Unfortunately, this myth has contributed to massive amounts of disease and illness in our society.

Jun 22 11:02

The Mysterious ‘Vitamin P’

• Little-known substance helps your body turbocharge vitamin C to make it really work.

A top seller for decades, vitamin C remains a popular nutritional supplement, but is there more to the vitamin C “story” you may not know? Most identify vitamin C’s history with scurvy and have heard the British are called “limeys” because their famous navy incorporated the idea of bringing fresh citrus aboard for the men to eat, which prevented scurvy.

Jun 22 10:35

Merck, Other Pharma Companies Helped Fund Activist Groups Who Petitioned the EPA to Regulate Nano-Silver as a Pesticide

Last year it was revealed that a handful of the activist agencies behind the petition to the EPA to regulate nano-silver as a pesticide received funding from pharmaceutical giant Merck, which annually has hundreds of billions of dollars in profits from patented antibioics which many believe are less effective, less safe and far more expensive than colloidal nano-silver products.

Further investigation by this reporter discovered that the initial revelations were just the tip of the iceberg when it came Merck and other pharmaceutical companies' funding of the groups who supported the EPA's regulation of nano-silver.

Jun 22 10:25

Obama admits: Obamacare website 'disaster'

President Obama made a somewhat shocking admission, given his tendency to divert blame from his own White House – even to the point where the lagging economy has been painted as George W. Bush’s fault several years into the current administration – and said his Obamacare website has proven disastrous.

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Jun 22 10:09

15 Million Americans Suffer From Food Allergies: Are GMOs to Blame?

Waking Times

Food allergies already affect more than 15 million Americans while things like gluten sensitivity hits a whopping 18 million individuals. What’s more, the cost for treating children’s food allergies is expected to rise to $25 billion per year. But biotech companies like Monsanto continue to claim they have no culpability.

Jun 22 10:08

Why Governments Promote Deadly Nuclear Energy & Ban Beneficial Hemp

Ethan Indigo Smith, Contributor
Waking Times

It is incredibly difficult to encapsulate lies, spin and omitted truths into a single idea that can be understood by those who are systemically compelled to ingest the results of those lies. But here goes…. Societal fraud, whether outright lies or omitted truths (which are just clever lies), requires a whole series of resolute paradigm insistence and institutional dictum. Societal fraud essentially says that 2 + 2 = 5, or that what you are seeing clearly is something else entirely. And it is done in such a way that you believe it – or are ostracized for not believing it. Societal lies are so many and so multi-faceted that the truth can be obscured (nearly) completely by specific bogus intricacies – and, as was the intention of those intricacies, most of us are lost in the fog.

Jun 22 10:07

Senator Pan's Outrageous Vaccine Lies

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Nothing is more disappointing, and even disgusting, than to see someone who obviously should know better, especially a duly-licensed professional, make a verifiable dumb ass out of himself. That’s one thing, but when it cascades back on to others, well that’s a totally different story.

That happened to none other than the propellant for California’s vaccination bill SB277, California State Senator and Pediatrician Richard Pan...

Jun 22 08:14

Rand Paul Meets With Big Pharma Reps During Senate Votes

In his latest weekly e-mail newsletter wrap-up, Rand Paul proudly announced that he met with big Pharma represenatives during the Senate voting session.

Ironically, on the very same day, Paul tweeted about "eliminating the army of lobbyists" in D.C. Amazing stuff.

Jun 22 08:13

Ten photos of 3D printed bridges, buildings and other supersized structures

If you thought 3D printers were only good for building tiny plastic toys then you're mostly right, especially when it comes to desktop models.

However, there are people using the technology to realize grander designs, to create bridges and even buildings. Here are 10 projects promising to make 3D printing bigger and better.

Jun 22 07:50

Huckabee: ‘One Racist Lunatic’ Doesn’t Mean The Confederate Flag Is Problematic

The flag has come to attention recently, after a white gunman shot and killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, last week. Pictures posted online show the alleged shooter, Dylann Roof, posing with a gun and a Confederate flag. The flag is widely considered a symbol of racism.

Jun 22 07:42

Rand Paul Meets With Big Pharma Reps During Senate Votes

In his latest weekly e-mail newsletter wrap-up, Rand Paul proudly announced that he met with big Pharma representatives during the Senate voting session. Ironically, the very same day, Paul tweeted about "eliminating the army of lobbyists" in D.C. Amazing stuff.

Jun 22 06:39

British Government will cause loss of 30,000 NHS nurses

Some 30,000 nurses in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) face layoffs over the Conservative government’s immigrant laws which threaten a staffing crisis.

British media reports say non-EU staff on less than £35,000 after six years in the country are to be kicked out in line with the law.

Jun 22 06:03

First humanoid robot in space wins NASA invention award

Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space, that can work alongside astronauts during spacewalks has been selected as the NASA Invention of the Year for 2014.
While R2 resides aboard the International Space Station (ISS), many of the technologies developed for R2 are being adapted for use on Earth, helping to give it the distinction of an outstanding invention, NASA said.

Jun 21 17:06

Chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage

The materials in most of today's residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for only a few microseconds at a time. A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks -- an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing solar cells.

Jun 21 14:20

Official: Fracking Causes Earthquakes

The surge in earthquakes shaking Oklahoma, Texas and other parts of the nation's mid-section are likely caused by million of gallons of toxic oil and gas wastewater being disposed of underground, two new studies have found.

Jun 21 09:06

Japan humanoid robot sells out in 1 min

Softbank Robotics Corp sold all units of its humanoid robot "Pepper" in just one minute after they went on sale on its website on Saturday.

Jun 21 07:45

List Of Black Serial Killers

One of the most frequent rejoinders spouted by anti-racists and lemmings in response to objective and empirical evidence of black disproportionality to crime is that an “overwhelming” number of serial killers are white. Invariably the names of Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy are brandished as weapons of self-righteousness.

In response, the editor of the DetroitIsCrap blog invested several hours in researching, transcribing, and publishing the list of black serial killers provided below.

Jun 21 04:55

Shocking Report from Medical Insiders

A shocking admission by the editor of the world’s most respected medical journal, The Lancet, has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media. Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of the Lancet recently published a statement declaring that a shocking amount of published research is unreliable at best, if not completely false, as in, fraudulent.

Jun 20 19:30

Nuclear power station cancer warning: Breast cancer rates are FIVE TIMES higher at Welsh plant - and twice as high at Essex and Somerset sites, experts reveal

Women living downwind from nuclear power plants are at five times greater risk of developing breast cancer, experts have warned.

In three separate studies, a team of scientists looked at the rates of various cancers in populations living close to Trawsfynydd power station in North Wales, Bradwell in Essex and Hinkley Point in Somerset.

They discovered breast cancer rates, in particular, were higher than expected national averages at all three sites.

Jun 20 18:33

World Music Day: How music reduces stress!

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche
Everyone is busy with something or the other. People are involved in a lot of activities, are swamped with office work, some are dealing with studies and because of all this, stress is inculcated. Even the weather can give you jitters. One needs to get out of this stress-trap. Nowadays, being in strain is a common phenomenon which needs to be tackled carefully and effectively.

Jun 20 18:31

'Sixth mass extinction is here, humans could be first victims'

The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warned Friday, and humans could be among the first victims.
Not since the age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago has the planet been losing species at this rapid a rate, said a study led by experts at Stanford University, Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Jun 20 16:53

Biotech firm creates fake rhino horn to reduce poaching

A San Francisco biotech startup has managed to 3D print fake rhino horns that carry the same genetic fingerprint as the actual horn. It plans to flood Chinese market with these cheap horns to curb poaching.

Jun 20 16:48

The Herefordshire hotel used for 'diabolical' experiments on US military students

Behind the façade of a peaceful Georgian country manor hotel, nestling in 18 acres of rolling Herefordshire grassland, lay a dark secret involving a former medical director of the FBI which last week came to light at a medical board hearing in the US state of Virginia.

There, a shocked board heard how Dr John Hagmann, 59, a former army lieutenant colonel and president of Deployment Medicine Consultants of Gig Harbor, Washington, had allegedly carried out “macabre” experiments on US military students taking his courses.

The word "sick" springs to mind.

Jun 20 14:57

Bombshell Secret Documents Show Monsanto Knew About Glyphosate Link To Cancer Over 35 Years Ago

Recently, Samsel’s work led him to a place few have ever gone before: inside the pages of files containing safety tests on glyphosate that had been sealed away since 1981 as a “Trade Secret” by the request of the Monsanto Company.

Dr. Samsel was able to get the EPA to finally unseal these secret files, which contain information the public was never meant to see (at least according to Monsanto).

And while Samsel is legally not allowed to show anyone else the files, he is allowed to share his thoughts on them, as well as information that could implicate the company in a cancer cover-up of epic proportions.

Jun 20 14:55

DIY Healthcare: A New Kind of Insurance

By Brian Berletic

Health insurance is a financial scheme devised to help individuals cope with otherwise impossible-to-pay medical bills. By large numbers of people paying monthly premiums (or taxes) to a centralized insurance or healthcare provider, the smaller number of those who actually need expensive coverage can be accommodated.

But this is mainly because healthcare is so expensive in the first place. For now, it is the best we have, but what if healthcare wasn't so expensive in the first place? What if it was as affordable as food or other regular consumer products? How could healthcare become as affordable as food or regular consumer products?...

Jun 20 09:52

Big Pharma responsible for another mass shooting? SC church shooter took psych drugs before attack

Mass shootings, sadly, have become a part of the American lexicon, and without question the majority of the American people are not comfortable with this fact. The latest outrage: A young white man who allegedly possessed some racist animosity went into a predominantly black church in Charleston, S.C., and opened fire, telling one victim that blacks "rape our women," "are taking over our country" and "have to go."

Predictably, the mainstream and legacy media are using this tragedy as Exhibit A in their relentless push to paint the United States – whites, primarily – as racist, bigoted and intolerant. Unfortunately, and despite government statistics that actually show that whites are more commonly victims of so-called "hate" crimes – too many of our citizens will buy into the lie once more, making it ever more difficult for blacks and whites to reconcile.

Jun 20 09:47

Ohio police officer attempts to shoot dog, hits 4-year-old instead

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20 (UPI) -- A police officer who was trying to gun down a charging dog shot a four-year-old girl instead.

Jun 20 08:54

Tekmira drug targeting the Ebola strain behind African outbreak probably won't meet study goal

Drugmaker Tekmira said Friday that an experimental treatment for a strain of Ebola will probably fail in a clinical trial.

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But by all means ignore the fact that colloidal silver is working against Ebola in Africa, because, well, the big pharmaceutical companies can't patent that and rake in huge profits from that. Just be patient while Big Pharma comes up with something that sorta kinda works that they can get rich on and I am sure that there won't be all THAT many people who die while waiting! :)

On a more serious note, Tekmira was one of the companies testing an Ebola vaccine at the laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Prior to the testing, there were no cases of Ebola. The epidemic erupted right after the testing, centered on the laboratory where the testing was being done.

Jun 20 07:42

Sun like it hot: Philae comet probe wakes up, phones home again

The Philae probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has been in contact again, the European Space Agency has confirmed – and the lander is getting more than enough sunshine on its solar panels to power itself continuously.

Battery warm & solar panels getting energy. Anxious to explore, comet day & night! More about #lifeonacomet from LCC http://t.co/nokzuuKEno
— Philae Lander (@Philae2014) June 19, 2015

Philae has been out of contact for months after a botched landing, but on Monday contact was established for the first time. Another data burst came through on Wednesday, mainly confirming that the probe had survived, but it is now reporting that it is getting enough sunlight for continuous operations.

Jun 20 07:24

WHO working to incorporate yoga into universal healthcare

The World Health Organisation is closely working with centres in India and across the world to support the unique knowledge of yoga with scientific evidence and incorporate it into universal healthcare approaches, a senior official of the agency has said.
"Yoga is used in many settings in which the health challenges are being addressed and it has a very prominent place in the holistic approach through prevention and control of health disorders," Nata Menabde, Executive Director, WHO office to the UN told reporters here yesterday ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21.

Jun 20 07:14

Biodegradable Cigarette Filters Flower Into Trees When Thrown Away

To offset some of the environmental damage caused by smoking, this company has embedded seeds into its cigarette filters. How does a group of committed individuals go about creating a greener world? By utilizing ingenious technologies and concepts to create products that turn into something better when thrown away – or, in this case, littered.

Jun 19 21:56

Every Mass Shooting Shares One Thing In Common & It’s NOT Weapons

Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used.

The overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.

Jun 19 20:33

Big list of drug-induced killers

A list of killings committed by persons who had used mind-altering drugs or recently come off of them at the time of their crimes

Jun 19 19:35

The Devious Matrix Called Psychiatry

Jon Rappoport, Guest
Waking Times

Psychiatry does more than define mental disorders. It purports to describe actual states of mind, and it coalesces and freezes those descriptions in such a way that people believe these states of mind exist. They don’t. They’re fictions. Fantasies. This is an enormous landscape of consciousness-programming. It’s actually reduction. Like many systems before it, psychiatry tries to reduce the possibilities of wide-ranging free consciousness. Throughout history, people have always been afraid of mind freedom. ‘What will people with free minds do?’ ‘What will society become if people’s minds are free?’ I can tell you: society would change radically, right down to its foundations.

Jun 19 15:29

Has Our Food Been Contaminated by Chevron's Wastewater?

Acetone and hydrocarbons found in petroleum have once again been detected in the oil field wastewater that is used to irrigate oranges, table grapes and other crops in California's Kern Valley, according to findings in a new report issued by Chevron itself.

The report also highlights how oil companies other than Chevron supply the program with wastewater. Until now, Chevron has been the only company widely and publicly associated with the project.

Jun 19 14:50

3 Mineral Waters That Can Remove Aluminum from the Brain

By Paul Fassa

There has been a dramatic increase in neurological diseases linked to aluminum toxicity. The blood-brain barrier doesn’t stop aluminum’s intrusion into our gray matter. Aluminum accumulates and remains in tissue that doesn’t have a rapid cellular turnover...

Jun 19 12:45

California Has Never Experienced a Water Crisis of This Magnitude – and the Worst Is yet to Come

Things have never been this dry for this long in the recorded history of the state of California, and this has created an unprecedented water crisis. At this point, 1,900 wells have already gone completely dry in California, and some communities are not receiving any more water at all. As you read this article, 100 percent of the state is in some stage of drought, and there has been so little precipitation this year that some young children have never actually seen rain. This is already the worst multi-year drought in the history of the state of California, but this may only be just the beginning. Scientists tell us that the amount of rain that California received during the 20th century was highly unusual. In fact, they tell us that it was the wettest century for the state in at least 1000 years. Now that things are returning to “normal”, the state is completely and total unprepared for it.

Jun 19 12:34

Agent Orange victims in Air Force Reserves now eligible for compensation

One of the primary reasons why the cannabis plant is still vilified by many of the corporate fascists occupying D.C. is this: jailing people for pot is a highly profitable endeavor that makes for-profit prisons and the corporations that run them very rich. And on the dole of this corrupt gravy train is none other than Republican presidential hopeful (wishful thinker?)

Jun 19 12:23

Dengue fever outbreak infects thousands in war-torn Yemen

Thousands of people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in southern Yemen, where fighting has raged for months between Shiite rebels and their opponents, international organizations and health officials said Thursday.

The World Health Organization said last week that at least 3,000 suspected cases have been reported since March in several provinces, including Ade, with three people dying from the disease. Dengue causes fever, headaches and skin rashes. Potentially lethal cases, mainly in children, involve abdominal pain, vomiting and difficulty breathing, according to the WHO.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There needs to be an immediate cease fire, so that the ill, particularly the children, can be treated.

But with the breakdown of peace talks in Geneva, we can expect the polar opposite of help to happen for these ill people.

My bet is that the Saudis will start ratcheting up the bombing, and continue to bomb indiscriminately against civilians, children, women, and the medically fragile elderly. So far, they have not discriminated against civilians, so I do not expect them to start any time soon.

Jun 19 11:40

Wastewater disposal is triggering more earthquakes, study finds

The number of earthquakes taking place in the United States is on the rise, and humans are causing at least some of them by drilling for shale gas and oil and, more likely, by using deep injection wells to dispose of drilling fluid.

That’s the word from the U.S. Geological Survey, which put out a report this month after studying the increase in seismic activity in Ohio and other states were shale drilling is taking place.

“The central United States has undergone a dramatic increase in seismicity over the past six years,” the USGS found.

Jun 19 11:34

Yemen peace talks in Geneva collapse

The Yemen peace talks in the Swiss city of Geneva have collapsed, with the foreign minister of the government-in-exile blaming the Houthi representatives of refusing to meet with them.
Foreign Minister Riad Yassin told Al Jazeera on Friday that his delegation plans to leave the negotiations and return to Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
"Until this time we have not achieved anything. Unfortunately, still the Houthis have not complied with anything," Yassin told Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra.
"There is no progress for the time being. We did not receive any proposal."
Yassin said that Houthi representatives have even refused to leave their hotel in Geneva.
Following the collapse of talks, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN special envoy on Yemen, said a ceasefire should come before any new round of negotiations can start.
He vowed to "redouble effort" to reach a ceasefire, and held hope that an agreement can be achieved "pretty soon."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These talks were engineered to fail.

Watch the Saudi military, enabled by US military expertise, ramp up the pressure tremendously on Yemen in the coming weeks, killing scores of innocent civilians in the process.

And let's call it what it is, shall we?!?

A genocidal, collective punishment of the Yemenite people, for wanting to kick out an oppressive, US-backed dictator. Folks, this is a war crime!!

Jun 19 09:49

Avocados can naturally treat rare form of blood cancer, science shows

A new study indicates that avocados, which are often hailed for various health benefits including packing plenty of vitamins and being good for skin, could also play a role in helping fight a rare form of leukemia.

As reported by the UK's Independent, Professor Paul Spagnuolo of Canada's University of Waterloo has found a lipid – which is a group of naturally-occurring molecules – within the avocado fruit that fights against acute myeloid leukemia, or AML.

Jun 19 09:47

Volcano from inside: Daredevil Crossman recalls up-front encounter with boiling lava

Filmmaker Sam Cossman and his team use a special drone to capture images from inside and around the volcano.

Jun 19 09:35

Drug companies donated millions to California lawmakers before vaccine debate

A subplot to the vociferous debate over the student vaccination bill moving through California’s Capitol is opponents’ allegations that the effort reflects the influence of the pharmaceutical industry.

Critics of Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate the personal belief and religious exemptions for schoolchildren, accuse the measure’s supporters in the Legislature of doing the bidding of donors who make vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.

The bill’s proponents and drug companies dismiss the charge. The companies’ lobbyist filings for the first quarter of this year as well as legislative committee reports show no connection between the pharmaceutical industry and SB 277.

Jun 19 08:47

Passengers' lives ARE at risk from toxic fumes in cabin, coroner investigating death of BA pilot tells airline chiefs

Since 1999, the air industry has denied a link between so-called ‘fume events’ and medical problems. But a growing number of experts warn prolonged exposure is hazardous and can lead to long-term neurological and respiratory conditions, and brain tumours.

The problems are thought to arise when cabin air is drawn from the hot engines. Passengers are usually isolated from this ‘bleed air’ – but airlines accept that sometimes there is a leak and jet fuel contaminates the air with compounds called ‘organophosphates’.

In small quantities, these compounds may not be harmful – campaigners say it is most likely to create problems for frequent fliers and airline staff.

But the Dorset coroner said that if a pilot’s judgment is altered, every person on the plane may be at risk of death.

Jun 19 07:58

Every Mass Shooting Shares One Thing In Common & It’s NOT Weapons

Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used.

The overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.

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Jun 19 07:37

Is Titan Earth's toxic twin? Saturn's moon has Earth-like 'polar winds' as well as 'waterfalls', rainfall and sea

Aside from Earth, Titan is the only place in the solar system known to have rivers, rainfall and seas - and possibly even waterfalls.

Of course, in the case of Titan these are liquid methane rather than water on Earth.

But now the moon of Saturn has been found to be even more like our planet than thought, with 'polar wind' in its atmosphere mimicking a process on our planet.

Jun 18 18:26

Decades On, US Will Pay Millions to Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange

Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, American veterans are still feeling the effects. But on Thursday, the US government agreed to increase spending on a long-standing health concern, authorizing benefits to American veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

Of the many atrocities inflicted by all parties involved in the conflict, one that has long gone under-addressed is the health effects suffered by active-duty soldiers due to their exposure to Agent Orange residue. A study released by the Institute of Medicine in January found that a number of airmen serving onboard Fairchild C-123 aircraft experience increased health problems due to the chemical agent, which was essentially poured across the jungle as a weaponized herbicide.

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After 40 years?!? Compensation and treatment should have been handled in less than 40 days, not years!!

Whatever I think of past or present wars, I want our Vets to always have the best possible medical care in the most timely manner possible.

Jun 18 17:46

If we need the Pope to teach us about science, then God help us all

What the head of an anti-science body like the Catholic Church says about climate change is about as relevant as Kim Kardashian on the eurozone,

Jun 18 16:23

America’s Nuclear Waste: A Forgotten Ticking Timebomb

Journalist Paul DeRienzo discusses his investigation into widespread nuclear disposal sites leaking radiation into the environment.

Jun 18 15:31

Every Mass Shooting Shares One Thing In Common & It’s NOT Weapons

Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used. -- The overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.

Jun 18 14:14

Stores in Europe stop selling Roundup over cancer concerns; why won’t Lowe’s and Home Depot do the same?

It’s no secret that, compared to many parts of Europe, the United States is seriously lacking when it comes to protecting people from encountering harmful chemicals on a daily basis. For example, the synthetic chemical known as brominated vegetable oil (BVO) continues to show up in citrusy soft drinks such as Mountain Dew, but in Europe it’s banned. Sure, it’s been known linked to cardiac arrhythmias, disrupting the endocrine system and causing rashes, but the FDA hasn’t banned it here. Instead, it’s labeled as an “interim food additive” which indicates that there food may contain questionable substances.(1)

Jun 18 14:02

The Vicious Truth About Antidepressants and Violent Behavior

While many wish to brush off one example of antidepressants and violent behavior as a mere coincidence, we can’t ignore the many other cases of suicides, murders, and violence in the country at the hands of those drugged with these psychiatric pharmaceuticals.

Jun 18 13:30

Dr. Ann Blake Tracy - The Danger of SSRI's

Jun 18 13:29

SSRI STORIES - Search Results for "Xanax"

Jun 18 13:05

Nobel Prize winner gets back medal bought out by Russian businessman at auction

American biologist James Watson, the outstanding researcher of the DNA has received back the Nobel Prize medal that he sold in 2014 in order to get money for scientific research.
The medal was bought out by Russian billionaire businessman Alisher Usmanov - precisely for the purpose of returning it to the great scientist.
The medal was auctioned off at Christie’s for $ 4.8 million in December 2014.
"The situation where an outstanding researcher has to sell his medal, which he received as a sign of recognition of his achievements, is totally unacceptable," Usmanov said then. "James Watson is one of the greatest biologists in history and the prize he received for discovering the structure of the DNA must belong to him.".

Jun 18 12:47

Russian astronomer discovers new asteroid potentially dangerous for humans

Astronomer Leonid Yelenin, a research associate at the M.V. Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, told TASS on Thursday that the asteroid was registered as 2015 LK24 by the Minor Planet Centre, which registers such celestial objects.
"The asteroid’s size is about 160 metres. It will approach to Earth on June 26 at a safe distance of 4.7 million kilometers," Yelenin went on to say.
"It will be hard to distinguish the asteroid with the naked eye when it is maximum close to Earth because its radiance will reach only 17th magnitude of a star," the astronomer stressed.

Jun 18 12:47

Eating Up To One Chocolate Bar Daily Can Lower Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Eating up to 100 g (one typical bar) of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, finds research published online in the journal Heart.

Jun 18 12:37

Robert Whitaker, author Anatomy of an Epidemic

Jun 18 11:52

What We Know About Charleston Gunman Dylann Storm Roof

A former classmate told the Daily Beast that Roof "used drugs heavily a lot." "It [was] obviously harder than marijuana. He was like a pill popper, from what I understood. Like Xanax, and stuff like that."

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BINGO!
Boy, I hate being right all the time! :)

Jun 18 11:25

EPA reports fracking safe - as Arlington sings the benzene blues

An Arlington fracking company has leeched 48,000 gallons of benzene solvent into the city's water supply, and doesn't call 911. It takes 24 hours and 4 attempts to plug the well, while hundreds of residents are evacuated. The EPA says water supplies are now as safe as fracking.

Jun 18 11:13

100,000 German Beekeepers Call for GMO Cultivation Ban

The beekeepers are urging Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt (CSU) to implement a Germany-wide ban on cultivation. The Minister pleads, however, for letting each state decide individually.

The beekeepers counter that a piecemeal approach will not work. Bees fly up to eight kilometres in search of food, the DIB said, so a juxtaposition of GM crop cultivation zones and GMO-free zones within Germany would be “environmentally and agriculturally unacceptable”.

“Bees know no borders,” the DIB added.

The beekeepers’ demand for a nationwide ban could bring them into direct conflict with the new opt-out law, as experts warn that such bans may not be legally solid.

Jun 18 10:55

BEX ALERT - And now there’s a new eating disorder affecting kids, Toronto researchers report

Avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID, is when kids avoid foods with too much texture or refuse to eat all but a few foods. The disordered eating patterns can lead to other health problems, SickKids researchers said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I will bet they have a shiny new pill to sell you for this behavior that every child goes through!

Jun 18 10:41

The Vicious Truth About Antidepressants and Violent Behavior

You’re probably aware of the mass shootings across the nation in recent years, and many people are left wondering what could be causing the uprising of these violent crimes. Gun control is seen as a solution to this problem, but what if the issue is much more covert? Taking antidepressants is considered normal in this day and age, and no one questions their use. But could it be that this overly-prescribed pharmaceutical is altering minds to a greater degree than we’ve ever imagined? The antidepressant trazodone, for example, was given to a man who shot and killed 12 people at a Navy facility in Washington, D.C. Trazodone carries with it a list of side effects, including suicide behavior, panic attacks, worsening depression, aggressive behavior, impulsive behavior, and abnormal excitement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need to know what medications Dylann Roof was either on or withdrawing from.

Jun 18 08:31

No Donor Required: 5 Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Printers

3-D printing has been around in various forms since the 1980s, originally as a means of quickly producing affordable prototypes for the manufacturing industry. Recently, researchers have found some amazing healthcare and biological applications for 3-D printing technology, called bioprinting. As a result, the 3-D printing market for healthcare is predicted to reach roughly 4.04 billion by 2018. From custom prosthetics to living tissue, 3-D printing is a versatile means of providing cost effective and individualized care to patients.

Jun 18 08:27

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update

Pyroclastic flows continue to threaten the southeastern and east-northeastern slopes of the volcano.

Jun 18 08:10

9 Cities Running Out of Water

The nine cities with the worst drought conditions in the country are all located in California, which is now entering its fourth consecutive year of drought as demand for water is at an all-time high. The long-term drought has already had dire consequences for the state’s agriculture sector, municipal water systems, the environment, and all other water consumers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder how much water all those illegal immigrants use?

Jun 18 08:06

Biotech Spinmasters Propose Name Changes to Counteract Awful PR

Following in the footsteps of Monsanto’s proposed name change, today the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced that it is renaming itself the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. BIO is the principal trade association for the biotechnology industry.

Jun 18 07:26

Israel, Canada Want A Piece Of New York's Medical Marijuana

The potential for the U.S. market is so big, that companies from other countries want in. Israel wants in on the action in New York. Marijuana is illegal in the country, but in a twist, the country is a world leader on its research into the medical uses of marijuana.

Jun 17 20:10

Mandatory Vaccinations Are Coming

Melissa Dykes, Guest
Waking Times

Not to be so doom and gloom, but there is clearly a definite orchestrated push to ensure that vaccinations will be mandatory for everyone in America in our near future. Not just healthcare workers. Not just schoolchildren. Everyone will be expected to get their shots, like it or not.

Jun 17 18:15

Alaska’s Cleveland volcano is restless again

Alaska’s remote Cleveland volcano is growing restless again, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

Satellite images have detected elevated surface temperatures on Cleveland’s summit for the past week, and a light dusting of ash was visible in an image taken Sunday, the agency wrote on its website.

Jun 17 14:43

Monsanto tops the list of top 10 homicidal corporations

It almost seems that, if something is dangerous or poisonous, Monsanto is involved somehow. The company also was instrumental in the development of the atom bomb and other nuclear weapons.

Jun 17 14:29

Obamacare glitch leaves sick woman ironically uninsured

After paying her dues as a part-timer, Ashley Applegarth was rewarded with a full-time gig in Salt Lake City's accounting department. The job comes with better hours, better pay, and perhaps most importantly for this young mother, benefits.

Now that she has insurance through her employer, she has tried to cancel that marketplace policy. Ashley says they can't seem to get it cancelled.

"They keep saying it's a technical error," she said.

In other words: she has two insurance policies and zero coverage.

Jun 17 13:55

Organic industry in shock as Whole Foods pushes new rating system that promotes chemical agriculture as better than organic

The retail grocer has enabled organic farmers to gain a sizable foothold in the food market at a time when Americans’ passion for healthier alternatives to the GMO-laden, processed foods market is rising.

Jun 17 13:27

US legislators vote to hide more food information from citizens: “Free trade” means “shut up and eat your mystery meat”

In May, the globalist-centric World Trade Organization tossed out a U.S. appeal, ruling instead that the labeling that required information stating where animals were born, raised and slaughtered is somehow discriminatory against the two U.S. neighbors. Both of those governments have vowed to ask the WTO for permission to impose billions in tariffs on American goods if the U.S. law is not overturned.

Jun 17 12:59

The Pro-GMO Lobby’s Latest Scapegoat: “Organic Farming is Starving The Poor”. Monsanto Can Save the World from Hunger

Owen Paterson is a staunch supporter of GM technology, so staunch in fact that fellow Conservative Party MP Zac Goldsmith stated Paterson was little more than an industry puppet.

Paterson and other prominent pro-GMO mouthpieces like him rely on false claims, name calling and emotional blackmail. They wave an iron fist of neoliberal ideology wrapped in a velvet glove of bogus humanitarianism.

Jun 17 12:57

Report: Drug overdose deaths rise across the United States

Deaths by drug overdose have been on the rise in the United States, with a majority of states recording increases from 2009 to 2013, according to a study released on Wednesday.

Jun 17 12:48

15 Million Americans Suffer from Food Allergies: Could GMOs be to Blame?

Food allergies already affect more than 15 million Americans while things like gluten sensitivity hits a whopping 18 million individuals. What’s more, the cost for treating children’s food allergies is expected to rise to $25 billion per year. But biotech companies like Monsanto continue to claim they have no culpability.

Jun 17 12:36

California Suburb Only Has a Few Days of Water Left

For the most part, California’s record breaking drought has had the most effect on poor communities in the central valley, where agriculture is the backbone of the economy. Although for some towns, not having a steady job has been the least of their worries. Some communities have completely run out of well water, and have had to rely on the Red Cross to ship in bottled water.

But now the drought is starting to hurt communities that weren’t on anyone’s radar. In fact, water shortages are starting to creep into California’s middle class suburbs. Such is this case with the unincorporated town of Mountain House in San Joaquin County, who quite unexpectedly lost the rights to their sole source of water this week.

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Jun 17 12:00

Maine Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto to Legalize Industrial Hemp

By Michael Boldin

Yesterday, the Maine state Senate joined the House and voted to override Gov. LePage’s veto of a bill to authorize hemp farming in the state without gaining any federal permission.

Introduced by Rep. Deborah Sanderson (R-Chelsea) and cosponsored by a bipartisan coalition of seven Senators and Representatives, LD4 amends the current hemp farming law in the state by removing a requirement that licenses are contingent on approval by the Federal Government...

Jun 17 11:35

Are Parents Going to Jail for Vaccine Injuries?

The fact that the child autism rate has skyrocketed from a rate of 1 out of every 10,000 children to 1 out of every 50 in the past few years, and is still climbing, is a national tragedy as the science linking vaccines to autism is covered up or ignored.

But how much more of a travesty of justice is it when a child is harmed by vaccines resulting in brittle bones, and then the parents are put in prison for a false diagnosis of “Shaken Baby Syndrome,” while the real criminals go free and continue harming other children with their faulty medical products? These medical criminals can never be sued for damages in a court of law in the U.S., and therefore have no motivation at all to produce safe products. The U.S. government is the largest purchaser of childhood vaccines buying $4 billion worth of vaccines, giving the pharmaceutical companies a guaranteed market for their products.

Jun 17 10:38

Cast-in-Place Steel: Robots to 3D-Print Metal Bridge in Holland

Designed to span a historic canal of Amsterdam, this cutting-edge structure will bridge traditional and automatic construction techniques using continuous extrusion technology to generate three-dimensionally-complex, self-supporting steel space frames. Imagine for a moment a pair of robots scaling the very structures they are building as they build them, walking themselves out over a bridge from both sides to meet in the middle.

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WOW!!!!!

Jun 17 10:15

Did the Government Illegally Open up 400,000 Acres in California for Fracking?

The federal and state governments illegally opened up 400,000 acres for fracking in Southern California, which already has thousands of such dangerous oil and gas wells, environmentalists claim in court.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Los Padres Forestwatch sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Secretary of the Interior and the director of California's Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday in Federal Court.

They claim the governments violated the National Environmental Policy Act by approving fracking without proper environmental analysis.

Jun 17 09:12

Philae warms up nicely, sends home second burst of data

The European Space Agency (ESA) says the Philae lander, Earth's unofficial ambassador to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has sent a second burst of data back home.

Philae contacted its hominid masters over the weekend, a much hoped-for event after the craft fell into a shady spot on the comet and depleted its batteries.

The ESA now says that weekend contact saw 300 packets – a whole 663 kbits – reach Earth. The agency's not saying how much data made it out on the second burst, but says it was shorter than the first transmission. The good news is that the new burst revealed the craft's internal temperature is now a positively balmy –5°C, up from –35°C in the weekend readings.

Jun 17 08:30

The great TPP deathtrap for India, China and the other 10 member-nations

By Jon Rappoport

The terms of destruction.

The clues are all there in Obamatrade and Obamacare.

The truth emerges out of the shadows of secrecy…

Let’s start here. The TPP is a trade treaty, coming down the homestretch toward ratification, involving 12 nations which account for a staggering 40% of the world’s GDP. The TPP encompasses 775 million consumers.

Waiting in the wings is something much larger. It is the intention, up the road, to fold India and China into the treaty...

Jun 17 07:49

Scientists plan risky move to get Rosetta spacecraft nearer comet

European scientists are planning a risky manoeuvre to get their Rosetta spacecraft closer to the comet it is orbiting, so it can communicate with its robotic lander on the surface and start experiments that could unlock some of the universe’s secrets.

The lander, called Philae, surprised scientists at the weekend by waking up and sending a signal to Earth. Its historic landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November was marred when it bounced into a position too shadowy to power its solar panels.

With the comet moving closer to the sun, scientists hope Philae will be able to generate enough power to resume its pre-programmed experiments.

But in order to receive the data, Rosetta will have to get closer to the comet — to an orbit of about 180 km (112 miles) compared with about 220-240 km now.

Jun 17 07:33

Exposed: UN vehicles caught trying to hide logo from public view while traveling inside the United States

Over the last three months there have been dozens of suspicious sightings of military and UN equipment being moved throughout the country coupled with numerous realistic military training exercises with a sharp domestic focus.

Jun 17 07:30

M7.0 - Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Jun 17 06:08

ARLINGTON OFFICIALS REPORT ON FRACKING FLUID BLOWOUT

Two months ago, 100 homes in Arlington had to be evacuated as fracking fluid spilled out of a drilling site onto the city streets. Now we know officially what happened, why it happened, and why Arlington officials are blaming the drilling company for "unacceptable behavior."

Jun 16 17:50

Fresh trouble for Nestle, fungus found in baby food Cerelac

In fresh trouble for Nestle India, which is already in the dock over Maggi controversy, weevils and fungus have been found in a pack of Cerelac baby cereal in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu

Jun 16 14:20

OC GOP Opposes SB 277 (Pan) – Schoolchildren Vaccination Bill

Last night, the Republican Party of Orange County voted to approve a resolution opposing SB 277, the bill by Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) on vaccination of schoolchildren.

Proposed by OC GOP Sergeant-at-Arms Tim Whitacre, the resolution passed after a short discussion with many SB 277 opponents in the audience.

OC GOP Chairman Fred Whitaker opened the discussion on the resolution by speaking about individual liberty, the overreach of government, and how many Democrats were re-registering as Republicans in light of SB 277.

Jun 16 13:40

Obamacare Database Keeps Personal Info “Forever”

In the wake of a security breach last month that resulted in the theft of personal taxpayer data, experts are now raising concerns over a government data warehouse that keeps the information of Obamacare enrollees forever.

Jun 16 12:47

EPA's McCarthy mocks suggestions that Agency violated Anti-Lobbying Act

Speaking to an audience of mostly federal employees at the 2015 GreenGov Symposium, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy mocks suggestions that EPA is violating the federal Anti-Lobbying Act by employing tactics to influence the public to advocate in support of EPA's rules.

Jun 16 12:31

Organic industry in shock as Whole Foods pushes new rating system that promotes chemical agriculture as better than organic

Increasingly, organic farmers are alleging that the Whole Foods brand is using its rather formidable marketing skills behind the scenes, along with its credibility among many consumers, to send the message that conventionally grown produce is just as good as -- or better than -- organically grown products also featured in stores. Shoppers are being given the option of choosing fruits and vegetables that carry the designations "good," "better" or "best."

Jun 16 12:24

10 Years of Climate Data Shows No Sign of Global Warming

Over the years the government and the scientific community have largely stood their ground when it comes to climate change. They've been adamant in their assertion that the planet is gradually warming due to human activity, and that we all need to do our part to stop climate change. However, the data provided by the scientific community doesn't always jibe with their claims.

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Jun 16 10:11

Skyrocketing Drug Prices Leave Sick US Patients Without Medicine

Prescription drug spending last year broke records, pulling in $374 billion for pharmaceutical companies, up 13% from the year prior. It was the largest boost seen in the last decade, and the skyrocketing profits are due largely to medications that have just been put into use in the past two years.

Jun 16 09:50

Volcanoes Today, 16 Jun 2015: Semeru volcano, Bulusan, Sinabung, Asama

Jun 16 09:49

Here's What Happens When Wall Street Runs Hospitals

If you think costs would come down if hospitals were all owned and operated by big for-profit corporations like Hospital Corporation of America, you might want to take a look at a study published last week by the journal Health Affairs.

Of the 50 U.S. hospitals that mark up prices the most, 49 of them are part of for-profit hospital chains, according to the study's authors, Ge Bai of Washington & Lee University and Gerard Anderson of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Jun 16 09:42

Japan’s Asama Volcano Northwest of Tokyo Erupts

Mount Asama, a volcano located about 100 miles northwest of Japan’s capital, erupted on Tuesday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

The eruption is the first one since May 2009, the country’s meteorological services specified.

Jun 16 09:24

Researchers discover a 40,000 year old bracelet made by an extinct human species

Researchers have discovered the bracelet at a site called the Denisova Cave in Siberia, located in the vicinity of Russia’s border with China and Mongolia. The bracelet was found with other objects such as extinct animal bones and other artifact that according to researchers, date back 125.000 years. This incredible item was discovered in 2008, and after extensive analysis and tests, experts have been able to confirm its age.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We like to pretend we have learned most of what there is to know about science and history, but in truth we hold a single candle of what we do know against a vast darkness of what we do not.

Jun 16 09:14

NEW STUDY SHOWS LEGALIZATION PREVENTS UNDERAGE DRUG USE

One of the popular myths keeping drug prohibition alive is the idea that there would be a drastic increase in underage drug use if legalization were to take effect. However, most available data on this subject shows that legalization does not encourage underage drug use, and may even reduce it.

According to a recent study on marijuana legalization, use among teens has actually dropped in states where the herb is no longer prohibited. The study took data from over 1 million teens from various states, over the course of 24 years.

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When the country of Portugal first decriminalized drugs, but encouraged people to get counseling to deal with their addictions, the use of drugs went way down as well, with fewer young people trying drugs for the first time. And that was 15 years ago!

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Are you done yet?

Are you ready to grab the wood, the nails, the hammer and the rope?

Are you ready to demand that this crap -- all of it in the medical system -- be stopped?

All of it -- not some of it, all of it.

Monopolist practices, refusal to disclose prices before services are rendered, billing $157 worth of a nutritional supplement out for more than $44,000 and more?

WHEN IS YOUR TOLERANCE LIMIT REACHED AMERICA?

WHEN?

Is it before or after you're financially and personally decimated?

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The birds and the bees — Where are we headed?

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NEW STUDY SHOWS LEGALIZATION PREVENTS UNDERAGE DRUG USE

One of the popular myths keeping drug prohibition alive is the idea that there would be a drastic increase in underage drug use if legalization were to take effect. However, most available data on this subject shows that legalization does not encourage underage drug use, and may even reduce it. According to a recent study on marijuana legalization, use among teens has actually dropped in states where the herb is no longer prohibited. The study took data from over 1 million teens from various states, over the course of 24 years.

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