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Apr 22 06:52

Farmers Sue USDA Over Organic Food Board

By Rose Bouboushian

(CN) — Federal regulators undermined the integrity of food standards by appointing unqualified individuals to decide what is “organic,” farmers claim in a federal complaint.

The Cornucopia Institute, an agriculture education public interest group of thousands of organic farmers and consumers, and two of its members filed the complaint Monday against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in Madison, Wisconsin...

Apr 21 23:20

Space Mystery: Japan’s $273 Million “Black Hole” Satellite Has Vanished

Japan claims its “Black Hole” satellite Hitomi was “essential” to solving the mysteries of the universe, but now the satellite itself is the mystery, as Gizmodo explains it has just up and disappeared, “leaving behind only an ominous trail of debris and some cryptic messages”...

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Apr 21 16:57

27 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Walk Tall

By Natural Blaze

Rat race. Deadlines. The Jones’. It’s easy to forget that you are made from cosmic dust – that no scientist has traveled into the innermost recesses of your atoms, mind or soul.

Some experts are starting to blow the lid on the boundlessness of the human spirit and its return to infinite consciousness when we leave our earthly shells behind.

So why do we continue to live as though we only deserve to occupy the space of a postage stamp? That we should breathe as though not to fog up a window? Why do some of us look so downcast – why do we have “iPhone neck”?

If you knew your true power – what would you do? Maybe you just needed a reminder that your innermost self is an unbreakable diamond and you’re a regular superstar...

Apr 21 16:17

Journalism, Pro-GMO Triumphalism And Neoliberal Dogma In India

Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar is a senior Indian journalist. He is also a Research Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington. The Cato Institute has a strong association with the billionaire Koch brothers (who have links to the pro-GMO lobby) and describes itself as a public policy research organisation dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace: in other words, it is driven by neoliberal ideology.

Apr 21 16:05

Huge Obamacare Premium Hikes Planned in ’17…

Amid rising drug and health care costs and roiling market dynamics, the spokesperson for the nation’s health insurers is predicting substantial increases next year in Obamacare premiums and related costs.

Apr 21 16:01

After Fighting for Freedom, 76-yo Vet Sentenced to Die In Prison for Treating His Illness With Cannabis

By Claire Bernish

As public frustration helps sound the death knell for the drug war, its arbitrary laws and policies appear even more absurd. In the latest inexcusable enforcement of an antiquated law, 76-year-old disabled veteran Lee Carroll Brooker will live out what should be his golden years behind bars — for simple possession of cannabis.

Brooker had been treating multiple chronic conditions with cannabis he grew in his son’s backyard; but when officials in Alabama officials discovered the three dozen plants, they threw him in prison for life — without the possibility of parole...

Apr 21 15:50

'Impossible' EmDrive flying saucer thruster may herald new theory of inertia

An explanation for Roger Shawyer's seemingly impossible EmDrive has been offered.

The RF resonant cavity thruster was first proposed by British aerospace engineer Roger Shawyer in 1999. It bounces microwaves around within a cone-nosed container, with the container moving in the direction of the cone end.

Despite skepticism from the scientific priesthood – who are adamant that an EmDrive would violate the conservation principle – tests in Germany, China and at NASA have corroborated that the EmDrive produces thrust that could not be explained.

The amounts of thrust produced by experimental EmDrives so far is rather small – but are enough to nudge the orbit of a satellite.

The promise is of a propulsion technology that enables high speed interstellar travel – but with only minimal fuel.

Apr 21 14:30

Legendary rock musician Prince dies after being treated for the flu

What we do know, for sure, is that the flu shot can in fact cause the flu. While vaccine makers and its defenders have adamantly denied this claim, Piers Morgan, a flu-shot proponent, unintentionally proved this claim correct after being injected with a flu vaccine on his show, only to fall ill with flu-like symptoms days later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this is what happened, the corporate media will never admit it.

Apr 21 12:06

Snyder: State may not pay legal fees for those charged in Flint crisis

The criminal charges filed Wednesday against two state employees have resulted in both being suspended without pay, and the state may revisit the idea of continuing to pay the employees' legal fees, Gov. Rick Snyder said at a news conference Wednesday.

Apr 21 11:26

Industry Whistleblower Claims This is What’s Really Killing Honeybees

In an interview with Miles Johnston, Gabe revealed that he used to work in the mobile or cell phone industry in Britain, and was trained to understand frequencies and bandwidth. As part of his job, he used to carry around a backpack containing all sorts of devices of varying frequencies.
Webmaster addition: This appears to be an attempt to shift the blame for the bee die-offs away from the biotech industry. Cell phones started wide-spread use in the 1980s, and the frequencies used by cell phones were in use by other systems prior to that. The bees did not suffer any adverse effects during all that time. Bee colony collapse became widespread during the 2000s, as GMO crops and associated pesticides came into wide use.

Apr 21 11:24

Fluoride Now Linked to Neurotoxicity Pandemic and Development of the A-Bomb

Waking Times

Researchers have named fluoride as one of the key causes of a “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity” in a peer-reviewed paper. This adds to its nefarious history by linking the widely used chemical to the manufacture of the ‘A’ bomb – yet your government is likely still adding sodium fluoride to your drinking water.

Apr 21 11:22

Chernobyl On The Hudson Causing a Massive Spike in Thyroid Cancer

Waking Times

For years, the public has been told that nuclear power is a safe and clean alternative to other fuels, but the people of Indian Point and surrounding areas know those claims are untrue, and it appears they are now paying the price of all the failed promises of nuclear energy.

Apr 21 11:08

Criminal Charges for 3 Over Flint Water Crisis is “Only the Beginning”

Attorney General Bill Schuette did state that these charges are “only the beginning” and that no one guilty will be able to escape justice because “no one is above the law.”

Apr 21 11:07

EXCLUSIVE: Quaker instant oatmeal and Silk non-GMO soy creamer found contaminated with alarming levels of glyphosate weed killer... and they're not even GMO!

According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.

The test results, achieved via the ELISA methodology (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay), are astonishing for two reasons:

1) They are extremely high, far surpassing the levels of glyphosate that have so far been detected in other foods.

2) Oats are not GMO! While glyphosate might be expected at some concentrations in GM soy and other herbicide resistant crops, very few people are aware that glyphosate is being routinely sprayed on wheat, barley and oat crops as a powerful desiccant, right before harvest.

Apr 21 10:56

Using lead pipes to carry water supply was stopped after 1970, but a new study shows they may have links to violent crime

The use of lead in water pipes has been linked to cities with soaring murder rates , according to a new study.

US cities which were found to have lead water pipes were also found to have higher murder rates in the first half of the 20th century.

The report says that on average “cities that used lead water pipes had homicide rates that were twenty-four percent higher than cities that did not".

Apr 21 10:20

Japan faces fresh earthquake panic as 6.1 magnitude tremor hits coast near Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan was plunged into fresh panic today as a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the northern coast - the third major earthquake within a week.

The tremors struck near the northern island on Honshu around 60 miles southeast on Sendai.

To the dismay of rattled survivors, the latest quake happened close to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster - which saw 15,000 killed in March 2011.

Apr 21 10:06

Billionaire Koch brothers allegedly fund pro-uranium mining plans in Grand Canyon – report

Moguls Charles and David Koch are reportedly funding an Arizona-based company that's been pushing against a plan to make Grand Canyon area a natural monument with no uranium mining allowed.

Those who are in favor of the plan include the majority of local residents, environmental groups and Native American tribes.

In January, a survey showed that over 80 percent of Arizonans supported the proposal, and nearly half of the population specifically said that more should be done to protect the Grand Canyon and the 7,000 square kilometers around it.

Apr 21 09:54

6 Reasons Why Most Scientific Research is Fake, False or Fraudulent

How often do scientists smugly quote the latest research on a topic only later to be made the fool by insider revelations that published research in peer-reviewed journals is abjectly false? This happens so frequently now, that it has become clear: Science is broken, and most scientific research is fraudulent.

It isn’t broken like a bike needing a new tire, or even an outdated paradigm that has reached its tipping point, as in the time of the renaissance. Modern science is broken for reasons that might shock you.

First, there’s a replication crisis. More and more studies simply cannot be replicated, so any false theories are not thrown out, but left floating as acceptable ‘fact’ in the hallowed scientific ethers, when they are nothing more than studies paid for and promoted by the companies who have a marked interest in proving their personal hypothesis.

Apr 21 09:47

Mexico Popocatepetl Volcano Eruption Update: Ash Too Dangerous, Can Damage Plane Engines

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano had an overnight explosion on Monday, April 18, giving out ashes all over the country's major city Puebla. The eruption has prompted the city airport to pause its operations.

Apr 21 09:39

Chemotherapy kills far more Americans than all acts of war, suicide and terrorism combined

Since 2000, according to the tracking site Pharma Death Clock, more than 16.3 million people have died from chemotherapy – more than wars, terrorism and suicide, combined.

"While drug companies profit billions, people are dying by the millions," the site notes.

In addition to chemotherapy, there are scores of other deaths that were all caused by modern medicine, like hospital errors (as of this writing 7,176,929), medical error (1,598,497), hospital infections (1,223,340) and surgery-related death (521,958), among others.

Apr 21 09:38

Flint, Michigan water quality scientists charged with felony conspiracies... altered lead contamination data... committed scientific fraud that harmed the public

The charges filed include felony official misconduct, conspiracy and tampering with evidence. The individuals charged with the crimes now face up to five years in prison. While serving time in prison, ironically, they will likely receive cleaner water than what they fed to the residents of Flint.

What's notable here is that one of the individuals, Mike Prysby, is an official with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). I have personally come to know that the DEQ of Michigan is an extremely corrupt, criminally-run organization, so it's absolutely no surprise to me that this individual allegedly committed fraud as part of the cover-up.

Apr 21 09:02

Koch brothers behind group attempting to derail ban on uranium mining in Grand Canyon: report

Billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch are channeling money into an Arizona-based organization that’s fighting a plan that would include a permanent ban on uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.

A proposal to declare the area around the Grand Canyon a national monument – Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument – calls for protecting 1.7m acres of land from uranium mining. A number of environmental groups and native tribes as well as the vast majority of Arizonans support the plan.

Still, a handful of Arizona Republicans and a major not-for-profit group are trying to block it. Much of the group’s efforts apparently are being funded by the Koch brothers, according to Greg Zimmerman of the Center for Western Priorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF something being pushed is environmentally vile but potentially enormously profitable, look for this "gruesome twosome" to be close at hand.

Apr 21 08:59

Now Russia Makes an Organic Revolution

As if it were not enough that Vladimir Putin’s Russia makes a monkey out of the US “anti-ISIS” campaign in Syria by accomplishing more in six months to damage the terrorist advance in that country than the Pentagon managed, with its suspiciously ineffective campaign in fourteen months. Now Russia delivers a huge slap in the face to US agribusiness domination of global food trade by deciding to make Russia the world’s largest exporter of healthy, non-GMO, non-industrial food.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"YOU WILL NOT BUY HEALTHY FOOD! YOU WILL EAT THE PROFITABLE TOXIC SLOP WE SELL YOU AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 08:43

The World Health Organization is finally raising concerns about antidepressants prescribed to children

There is such a dramatic increase in the prescribing of antidepressants for children in the West, that the World Health Organization (WHO) is taking a closer look – and is becoming concerned.

As reported by the BBC, the increases are sizable: 60 percent in Denmark; 49 percent in Germany; 26 percent in the United States; and 17 percent in the Netherlands, between 2005 and 2012, a new study shows.

After a warning was issued about the drugs in 2004, based on concerns that some of them were leading to suicidal behavior, usage fell. But as new research indicates, the numbers are back up – way up, in fact.

Apr 21 08:35

Timelapse: Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis From Intl Space Station

NASA captures Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis in all of their glory.

Apr 21 08:29

TEFLON TOXIN CONTAMINATION HAS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

IN RECENT MONTHS, PFOA, the perfluorinated chemical formerly used to make Teflon, has been making news again. Also known as C8, because of its eight-carbon molecule, PFOA has been found in drinking water in Hoosick Falls, New York; Bennington, Vermont; Flint, Michigan; and Warrington, Pennsylvania, among many other places across the United States. Although the chemical was developed and long manufactured in the United States, it’s not just an American problem. PFOA has spread throughout the world.

In early April, a contingent from Keep Your Promises DuPont, an activist group representing residents of West Virginia and Ohio, traveled to the Netherlands and met with local politicians, scientists, Dordrecht residents, and the union representing workers at the plant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any company company knowingly manufacturing compounds like this should be sued out of existence, and their senior executives should be serving hard time in jail; this is the only way to stop this practice, both nationally and internationally.

Even the money junkies are going to have to learn that you cannot poison people, and walk away without severe consequences.

Apr 21 08:23

Private Tests Show Cancer-Linked Herbicide in Breakfast Foods; FDA mum on Its Assessments

If you started your day off with a whole wheat bagel and a bowl of instant strawberries-and-cream-flavored oatmeal today, you might think you made some fairly healthy breakfast choices.

You might want to think again.

According to a report released Tuesday by the Alliance for Natural Health USA, testing procured from an independent laboratory found detectable levels of the herbicide glyphosate in oatmeal and bagels as well as coffee creamer and seven more products, for a total of 10 out of 24 breakfast food items showing levels of glyphosate - a chemical the World Health Organization’s cancer experts have linked to cancer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The cumulative effect of glyphosate has a murderous effect on the human system; Monsanto executives, and executives of the other large manufacturers of this kind of product product, should be tried, and convicted, for crimes against humanity.

Apr 21 08:12

Bright Fireball Lights Up English Skies, Earth Enters Debris of Comet Thatcher

Apr 21 07:46

Obama’s UK visit: The hostile reception for US president over Brexit vote ‘meddling’

Looks like Obama's Brit trip is going well.

US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK on Thursday to urge the British public to vote to ‘remain’ in the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Since the presidential visit was announced, however, critics have told him to “butt out.”
“This is an unwelcome interference from the most anti-British American president there has ever been. Mercifully, he won’t be in office for much longer,” Farage said.

Senior Tory ‘leave’ campaigners have been just as withering in their commentary, with US-born London Mayor Boris Johnson accusing Obama of “outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy.”

Apr 21 07:28

Avoiding Disaster

Many people today are addicted to this drug. We’re flooded with advertisements and endorsements from our sports heroes, telling us how great this drug is. It tastes delicious, is convenient, cheap, adds no nutritional value, and is completely unsustainable. It takes tons of fossil fuels to produce, ship, package, and market to you. It can sustain you, but gives you nothing.

What I’m talking about is industrially produced, highly processed, hyper-palatable food. These foods flood our markets, taking over the center of our grocery stores. We’re told they’re fortified with all the vitamins and minerals we need to lead healthy lives. We’re told it’s completely safe to consume. It resembles nothing close to what we are biologically designed to eat. In fact, instead of providing us with nutrition, it can actually cause a slow, painful death. What do you think of it now? Do you still feel compelled to eat it?

Apr 20 19:46

BazantMisconduct.com

This website attempts to provide sufficient information to encourage a campus wide discussion at Northwestern University as to whether Professor Zdenek Bazant’s published work on the fall of the WTC towers on 9/11/01 should be a cause for university wide concern.

Professor Bazant has played an important role in the national conversation about the fall of the World Trade Center towers in New York on 9/11.

His first paper on this matter, written with one of his graduate students, was submitted to peer review TWO DAYS after 9/11. While this does not show that he began the paper before 9/11/01, that possibility should be considered.

Apr 20 18:06

Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant Insists Roundup Is Safe, Adamantly Denies Cancer Link

Despite mounting evidence that the world’s most widely used weedkiller is linked to a host of chronic illnesses, including cancer, Monsanto has no intention of suspending its use. In a March interview with Here & Now‘s Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant maintains the safety of Roundup, despite the World Health Organization’s declaration that the weedkiller is “probably carcinogenic.”

Apr 20 17:32

The US Is Not Prepared For A Major Zika Virus Outbreak

The United States is not prepared for a major Zika virus outbreak. Writing in a JAMA Viewpoint published online, Lawrence O. Gostin of Georgetown University and James G. Hodge Jr., of Arizona State University, say much of the blame for the “failure to act decisively” lies with the US Congress. Earlier this year, President Obama ask for $1.86 billion for surveillance, mosquito control, research and health services, but Congress has not approved the funding. Gostin says.

Apr 20 15:26

FTC Attacks Dr. Mercola Over Tanning Beds, But Won’t Go After Pharma Giants For Monopolistic Pricing, Fraudulent Science And Blatantly Dishonest Advertising

In the latest government-waged attack on alternative health practitioners, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered Dr. Joseph Mercola to pay up to $5.3 million over a “false advertising” settlement involving the sale of tanning beds designed not to cause skin cancer.

Apr 20 15:05

This man is sentenced to die in prison over marijuana

Lee Carroll Brooker, a 75-year-old disabled veteran, is sentenced to die in prison thanks to a mandatory sentence involving marijuana.

Brooker was growing about three dozen marijuana plants behind his son's house in Alabama, reportedly for his own medical use. But when Alabama officials found out, they prosecuted Brooker, putting him in prison for life without the possibility of parole.

Apr 20 15:04

Six Years Later, Worried Gulf Residents To Hold Online Town Hall On BP Spill Health Impacts

In April 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform exploded, killing 11 workers before sinking 5,000 feet to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

Apr 20 14:35

Flint water crisis defendants could lead to higher-ups

The first round of criminal charges against three men involved in the handling of the Flint water crisis will likely set the stage for a broader investigation that could reach higher, legal experts say.

"That's how you build these cases, you start from the lower levels and work your way up," said Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor who now teaches law at Wayne State University. "The question is how much can the lower level help? Nobody is ever satisfied with getting the sort of mid-level bureaucrat."

Charged today were Mike Glasgow, Flint's laboratory and water quality supervisor; Mike Prysby, a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality official, and Stephen Busch, the suspended Lansing district coordinator of the Department of Environmental Quality's Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance.

Apr 20 13:06

Did the DEA Just Admit that Cannabis Has Legitimate Medicinal Value?

Waking Times

The DEA has received scientific and medical evaluations as well as a scheduling recommendation from [the Department of Health and Human Services] and that it hopes to release a determination on rescheduling in the first half of 2016.

Apr 20 12:55

Science Confirms Turmeric as Effective as 14 Drugs

Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month.

Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications, including:

Apr 20 12:26

3 officials charged in Flint water crisis

The Flint water crisis became a criminal case Wednesday when two state regulators and a city employee were charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offenses over the lead contamination that has alarmed parents and brought cries of racism.

‘‘This is a road back to restoring faith and confidence in all Michigan families in their government,’’ Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in announcing the charges, months after officials conceded a series of bad decisions caused the disaster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, the road back requires safe drinking water for all Americans.

Apr 20 10:17

FLASHBACK: Ted Cruz Busted Lying About Losing His Insurance Due To Obamacare, He Still Has Coverage

On Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz declared that he and his wife have no health insurance because their carrier canceled their policy due to Obamacare.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s campaign on Friday said the Texas senator never lost his health insurance — contradicting his claim a day earlier that his plan had been canceled due to Obamacare. Campaign spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told the Wall Street Journal that Cruz’s insurance broker told him he had lost coverage after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas terminated his preferred provider organization, or PPO, on Dec. 31. But he had actually been automatically enrolled by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas in a “health maintenance organization” plan that kept him covered in January.

Apr 20 09:54

M6.1 - 25km W of Muisne, Ecuador

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aftershock. The data bouys are showing ocean surface displacement near the epicenter but no tsunami warning has been issued.

Apr 20 09:51

WATCH: Mexico's Popocatépetl Volcano Spews Molten Rock Into the Air

Popocatépetl is the most active volcano in the country, with documented eruptions dating back to the arrival of the Spanish in 1519. It has been active since 1991, after being dormant for approximately half a century. Since 1993, smoke has constantly billowed from the crater.

The most recent eruption was April 3, just 15 days ago.

Apr 20 09:48

Drone video of Japan quake damage

Apr 20 09:47

SCIENTISTS WORK TO DESTROY OLD POLIO VACCINE AFTER ADMITTING IT CAUSES POLIO

Clinics around the world are destroying an old, problematic polio vaccine in favor of a new oral one, in an unprecedented effort that has never before been attempted.
The problem with the old vaccine? It was causing polio. Oops.

The massive global eradication effort takes place within the next few weeks at thousands of sites in 155 different countries, and requires a complete destruction of every single vial of the vaccine for the worldwide plan to work.

“Health workers have been taught to destroy the old vaccine by boiling it, incinerating it, even burying it in the ground,” reports NPR.org.

The old vaccine, health experts claim, targeted a polio strain – type 2 – that has been all but wiped out since 1999. Since vaccines contain live, but weakened strains of the viruses they intend to fight, the strains often mutate and can cause polio.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you are a parent of a kid who is scheduled for a polio vaccine injection, email this article to your Doctor's office, and ask them if they are aware as to whether they are using the old vaccine, or the new one.

If they do not know, cancel that appointment until they do, and let your kid's school know precisely why Johnny isn't getting his polio vaccine jab.

In a just world, the head of vaccine manufacturers, knowing this was the case, would be headed off to jail for most of the rest of their miserable lives; but after the Homeland Security Act in 2002, which held vaccine makers harmless and indemnified them from ANY damage their products might cause, when it comes to pharmaceuticals, the US is no long a just country.

I am NOT an anti-vaxxer; but in the world of pharmaceutical trickery, thuggery, and sharp practices which puts profits uber alles, I have learned that knowledge is power.

So arm yourselves, intellectually, with knowledge before you ever let a physician stick a needle into your arm, or the arm of someone you love.

Apr 20 09:20

Patient complaints about Dr. David Gorski are just the beginning... why Karmanos Cancer Institute patients must save their own lives from mentally deranged doctors

If you ask people to comment on cancer surgeon Dr. David Gorski ("ORAC"), a lot of words and phrases get repeated with striking frequency. "Sociopath" "Hate monger" "Pathological liar" and even "A danger to society."

It's little surprise that Dr. Gorski's own patients also warn about his hateful demeanor and bizarre neglect of patient care. In a patient review titled "Egomaniac," one patient says Dr. David Gorski is a "Garbage doctor with his nose up in the air and a head too big to fit through the door."

Another patient, Barbara L., posted, "I felt like I was in the way. As if this doctor didn't want to see me as a patient. As if my health problems aren't difficult enough without an uninvolved, not helpful doctor. Ugh. I am going to see someone else next time."

Apr 20 09:19

FTC attack on Dr. Mercola nothing but an attempt to intimidate natural health proponents... Mainstream press parroting all Big Pharma's talking points

The federal government has put another notch in its regulatory belt as it forced a renowned physician who dared to push alternatives to traditional medicine to end a portion of his healthcare business and pay millions in fines to customers. And, of course, the mainstream media is parroting all of the government's (and Big Pharma's) talking points right on cue.

Apr 20 08:39

Mitsubishi admits it may have faked mileage tests for 625,000 vehicles

The problem was found after Nissan pointed out inconsistencies in data, the company said. Mitsubishi conducted an internal probe and found that tire pressure data was falsified to make mileage appear better than it actually was.

"The wrongdoing was intentional. It is clear the falsification was done to make the mileage look better. But why they would resort to fraud to do this is still unclear," company president Tetsuro Aikawa told reporters.

Apr 20 08:05

CHEMICAL COMPANIES HIDING TOXIC EVIDENCE UNDER “TRADE SECRET” CLAUSE

The secrecy is replete all throughout the system, i.e. government, business, school system, media and the medical system. Secrecy is said to be a necessary tool in the conduct of business in order to protect the viability of a company.

The problem is: that same scheme which allows the companies to advance and compete actively within a given industry is also harming the end-users of their products by allowing the introduction of dangerous substance that most of the time are life threatening.

Apr 20 08:05

Charges expected Wednesday in Flint water crisis

The charges will be filed against two state employees at the Department of Environmental Quality and a local water treatment plant supervisor for wrongdoing related to the lead contamination of the city's drinking water, according to The Associated Press.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is expected to announce felony and misdemeanor charges at a news conference, the Detroit Free Press reports. More charges are possible, the newspaper added.

Those charges reportedly include violations of the state’s drinking water law, official misconduct, destruction of utility property and evidence tampering.

Apr 20 07:48

Manufacturing consent in science: the diabolical twist

In the famous 1988 Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman book, Manufacturing Consent, the authors explore how media distort the news and employ propaganda, in order to bring about consent/consensus in the population.

This is nothing less than the creation of reality.

I want to extend that concept here, particularly as it applies to science.

From so many directions, official science is shaping our future—that’s why it’s vital to understand the manipulations involved.

Apr 20 07:47

Former NBC boss asserts his grandson damaged by vaccines

Now, in the wake of the unsuccessful attempt to censor the film Vaxxed (trailer), we have Bob Wright, the former CEO of media giant, NBC Universal, authoring a new book, “The Wright Stuff: From NBC to Autism Speaks.”

In its review of the book, Accuracy in Media provides a devastating quote from Wright about his autistic grandson:

“Right after he got the standard one-year vaccinations, he developed a very high fever and screamed for hours. Katie [Wright’s daughter] was so frightened she called her husband to come home from work and they put the baby in an ice bath to bring down the fever. When they called the doctor they were told the reaction was completely normal.”

Yes, completely normal in the eyes of a lunatic licensed to practice medicine.

Normal, if brain damage is something parents should be expected to shrug off.

Normal, if destroying the life of a child, through officially sanctioned means, is simply written off as the cost of doing pharmaceutical business.

Apr 20 07:45

Japan Regulators Ignore 'Cascading Quake' Threat To Nuclear Reactors

The pair of killer quakes that pummeled the Kumamoto region in mid-April occurred along the Japan’s longest fault line, called the Main Tectonic Line (MTL, chuo kozo sen), a horizontal-moving “strike-slip” similar to California’s San Andreas Fault.

It, therefore, seems odd that one of Japan’s leading geophysicists would say to the news media: "I don't quite understand what is happening with the recent earthquakes, because it's an unfamiliar phenomenon." His speechlessness was in regard to the flurry of smaller seismic events breaking out along a northward axis into adjoining Oita Prefecture.

Apr 20 07:44

Total Number of Earthquakes in Japan Exceeds 600 in Just 5 Days

The total number of powerful and minor earthquakes on the Japanese island of Kyushu has exceeded 600 since Thursday’s devastating quake, local media reported.

Apr 20 07:43

Georgia busts 6 for illegally selling uranium-238

Georgia has arrested six people on charges of trying to sell $200 million worth of radioactive substance uranium-238, the country’s security service says.

“Officers of Georgia's State Security Service detained three citizens of Armenia and three citizens of Georgia… for planning to sell the nuclear material,” said security service investigator Savle Motiashvili in a news briefing on Monday.

The prefabricated transportation containers full of uranium were found in one of the detainee's apartment, he further said without disclosing the precise amount of the radioactive material.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Uranium 238 is the most common isotope of uranium, and not fissile, i.e. it is not the uranium used to make nuclear weapons. It can be used to make reactor fuel rods. Current spot price is $20 per pound, so they would need 10 million pounds of it to reach a value of $200 million ... which makes the entire story suspect.

Apr 20 07:24

Trump: Classified Part of 9/11 Report Shows ‘Very Profound’ Saudi Role

What about Israel and the Bush administration Donald!

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The final chapter of the 9/11 report consisting of 28 pages reportedly claims that a Saudi diplomat at a consulate in the US state of California directly aided at least two of the 19 hijackers when they arrived in the United States.

“I think I know what it’s going to say,” Trump told Fox News. “It’s going to be very profound, having to do with Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s role on the World Trade Center and the attack.”

Webmaster addition: This is an example of my concern that too much of Trump's world view comes from what he sees on TV. Trump is not yet the President, and cannot see classified documents.

Apr 20 07:22

It Might Not Be Dementia—How Pharma for Seniors Can Go Seriously Wrong

Forgetfulness. Falls. Adding a new prescription or over-the-counter drug to address problems that are side effects of a previous drug. These are increasingly common problems, says a new book from Hazelden, because people are taking more drugs than ever before and not always aware of their side effects and interactions. This "polypharmacy" can produce everything from falls and accidents to behavior that is quickly termed dementia in the elderly, even when it is clearly from drug effects.

The problem is compounded by doctors not always aware of what other doctors are prescribing a patient and the addictive nature of many popular drugs today.

Apr 20 07:16

Life In Space: Scientists Develop Embryo Among Stars In Planet Colonisation Breakthrough

Two-celled mouse embryos fully developed in space

A research team from China concluded that mammalian embryos are able to grow in space after it was feared that it would not be possible.

Webmaster addition: Who thought it was impossible? Embryos effectively grow in weightlessness on Earth, floating as they do in the amniotic sack. Some life, such as birds, would even do better in the weightlessness of space as they would not have to worry about the embryo floating up and getting crushed against the egg shell (the reason chickens are always turning their eggs).

Apr 20 07:05

Same national media that freaked out over lead poisoning in Flint, remains totally silent on nationwide mercury poisoning through vaccines

In 2014, a scientist working for the public interest tested mercury levels of a flu vaccine produced by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Using advanced mass spectrometry technology, Mike Adams the Health Ranger found that the Flulaval vaccines contained 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).

This is an unprecedented level of mercury being injected directly into people and developing children all over the planet. Has the mainstream media scrambled to cover the story of pervasive mercury poising, like they covered the story of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan? The answer is a resounding NO, because the mainstream media is sponsored by the pharmaceutical giants who make multi-billions of dollars peddling toxic vaccines.

Apr 19 15:36

Could solar electric propulsion take us to Mars? Nasa awards $67 million contract to develop the technology for deep space missions

This will include the development of ion drives and Hall thrusters that could potentially increase spaceflight transportation fuel efficiency by 10 times over current chemical propulsion technology, according to Nasa.

It could also more than double thrust capability compared to current electric propulsion systems.

'Through this contract, Nasa will be developing advanced electric propulsion elements for initial spaceflight applications,' said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of Nasa's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).

'[This] will pave the way for an advanced solar electric propulsion demonstration mission by the end of the decade.

Apr 19 15:32

Could A Democratic President End Fracking?

Love it or hate it, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has become central to the United States’ energy portfolio. Fracking has unlocked vast domestic fossil fuel reserves over the past decade, and plenty of oil and gas still remains in the ground. Whether it stays there or not is the question now facing the politicians scrambling to curb climate disruption, and the debate over fracking has driven a wedge down the middle of the Democratic Party.

Apr 19 15:29

Saturn's moon has grown a TENTACLE! Nasa image shows Enceladus has huge groove in its ice caused by tectonic activity

The latest image from Nasa's Cassini spacecraft shows a sinuous feature that snakes northward from Enceladus' south pole like a giant tentacle.

The dramatic feature is created by tectonic stresses in the icy shell of Enceladus.

Apr 19 15:19

How brushing your teeth can ward off CANCER: Bacteria found in the mouth 'linked to deadly strains of the disease'

Since childhood we are told to brush our teeth twice a day, or risk painful cavities and rotting teeth.

But new research suggests that properly cleaning our teeth may also help ward off a particularly vicious form of cancer.

Scientists have discovered that pancreatic cancer - one of the most deadly - is linked to two types of bacteria that also cause gum disease.

A team in the US found that people who had these two bugs in their mouths were up to twice as likely to develop pancreatic cancer over the next decade.

Apr 19 14:53

Santiago In Chaos: Millions Left Without Water As Flooding Strikes Chile Capital

Severe flooding has brought chaos to Santiago as heavy rains have been battering the region since Friday.

Apr 19 14:30

Huge Ash Cloud Rolls Through Puebla Following Popocatepetl Eruption


Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupted overnight on Monday, April 18, covering the nearby town of Puebla in ash and shutting down its airport . The volcano hurled hot rocks up to a mile from its crater and emitted an almost two mile high column of steam and ash.

Apr 19 13:44

$150 million Flint water class-action lawsuit dismissed

A federal class-action lawsuit seeking $150 million in restitution and replacement of waterlines in every Flint home has been dismissed.

Ann Arbor U.S. District Judge John Corbett O'Meara issued an opinion Tuesday, April 19, dismissing the lawsuit, stating the allegations fall under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and must be addressed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Apr 19 13:14

Sex Gene: Scientists Find DNA Determines The Age You Lose Your Virginity

Scientists claim to have discovered the ‘risk-taking’ genes that influence the timing of when people lose their virginity.

Genetic differences account for a quarter of the variation in age at which people pop the proverbial cherry, researchers have found.

Apr 19 12:59

‘US Lead Industry Must Be Held Accountable’ – Healthy Housing Scientist

The US lead industry should be held accountable for nationwide exposure from pipes and paint that poison both adults and children daily, a scientist for an American healthy housing watchdog told RT.

Apr 19 12:55

FLASHBACK - Clinton Involved In Arkansas 'Blood Scandal'According To New Documentary Released

The documentary called "Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal," written and produced by Arkansas native Kelly Duda, made it's debut two weeks ago at the prestigious American Film Festival Institute.

Duda's documentary deals with fresh evidence about the Arkansas prison blood scandal where officials knowingly sold AIDS tainted blood for a huge profit, then deliberately shipped to thousands in Europe and Canada who unknowingly contracted AIDS and hepatitis.

Duda's documentary shows how senior officials in the Arkansas prison system paid inmates to donate AIDS tainted blood while at the same time altering prisoner medical records to make it look like they were not carrying the deadly virus.

Apr 19 11:22

Actor Aidan Quinn Says Vaccines Caused His Daughter's Autism

The house of cards may be falling around the “vaccines are totally safe and effective” lie that’s traditionally been propped up in part by the Hollywood establishment.

First Robert De Niro backpeddled on censoring a documentary on the CDC whistleblower from the Tribeca Film Festival, going public about changing his mind on the matter, and now actor Aidan Quinn has gone on the record in an interview to say he believes his daughter was a normal, healthy child until she got vaccines.

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Apr 19 11:20

Quakes disable devices to check volcanic activity on Mount Aso

Power outages caused by the seismic jolts that began April 14 mean that monitoring devices on the mountain are unable to transmit data, leaving experts with few means to gather information on a possible impending volcanic eruption.

Apr 19 10:13

FEDERAL RESEARCHERS BUILD MASSIVE ONLINE DATABASE OF GENOMIC DATA

A new online portal would let scientists access vast amounts of genomic data from patients involved in heart, lung, blood and sleep research studies.

The hub, called GenPort, is supposed to help researchers look into the results of several studies at once, tracking individuals in different trials who might share the same characteristics, known as “synthetic cohorts.”

The Health and Human Services Department is currently looking for small businesses who can help build that hub, so even researchers without informatics or genomics training can make “practical use” of data from cohort studies other scientists have already conducted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Without the patients' consent, in writing?!?

This means that anytime you will have any kind of test done, no matter if you have no criminal record whatsoever, you will have that data shared with the Federal Government.

Apr 19 09:51

USS Destroyer Donald Cook Incident (Baltic Incident)

“(C)ommanders and their signals staff on board the Donald Cook” knew they weren’t threatened. They were being watched and warned.

Deploying an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system aboard the Donald Cook violates the 2010 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, said Helmer.

The ship simulated an attack on Russian subsurface and shore-based systems, installed to defend against potential US Aegis missile attacks.

Russian aircraft were deployed as a self-defense measure - to monitor close up what the Donald Cook and other US warships are up to, along with vessels from other countries like Poland.

Apr 19 09:47

Watch “Positive Hell,” The Film Banned By The London Not So Independent Film Festival

“Imagine the sudden announcement of a plague and a death sentence with no real science to support it. It doesn’t seem possible, does it?”

The Truth Barrier presents here the short award winning documentary film by Andi Reiss and Joan Shenton pulled from the lineup by the London Independent Film Festival, after pharmaceutically supported “AIDS Charities” complained the film was “dangerous.” The details of this absurd protest, and how the film makers turned it around, are chronicled here.

Positive Hell is about people who live their lives, in a coastal town in Northern Spain. Doesn’t sound very “dangerous” does it?

I happen to love this film.

Apr 19 09:42

Hijacked by pro-vaccine troll Dr. David Gorski, Wikipedia publishes deceitful entry on VAXXED documentary

Most of you have probably heard about the firestorm caused by Andrew Wakefield's explosive documentary VAXXED, which details decades of scientific fraud covering up the link between vaccines and the injuries they routinely cause.

Well, Natural News has now learned from trusted sources that Wikipedia's incredibly biased entry on VAXXED was written by none other than pro-vaccine shill Dr. David Gorski, notorious for his relentless and callous attacks on vaccine skeptics, alternative medicine, and its supporters.

Apr 19 09:41

HPV vaccine makers to be sued in Japan for damage and deaths caused by toxic immunizations

In response to vaccine injuries linked to the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, 12 plaintiffs in Japan plan to file a class action lawsuit against the Japanese government, Merck and GlaxoSmithKine after June 2016. The plaintiffs are seeking answers about why they were not told about the HPV vaccine risks before they received the vaccination.

As it currently stands, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has advised local governments not to actively promote HPV vaccine use. In fact, the health ministry reversed their HPV vaccination recommendation in 2013 after HPV vaccine recipients began experiencing horrible side effects including everything from paralysis to short-term memory loss.

Apr 19 09:34

FDA Admits Vaccines Cause Autism, Seizures and Death

Apr 19 09:19

HPV vaccine makers to be sued in Japan for damage and deaths caused by toxic immunizations

In response to vaccine injuries linked to the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, 12 plaintiffs in Japan plan to file a class action lawsuit against the Japanese government, Merck and GlaxoSmithKine after June 2016. The plaintiffs are seeking answers about why they were not told about the HPV vaccine risks before they received the vaccination.

Apr 19 06:11

FEMA prepares for something big, says insider: ‘Major strain on fault lines […] major separation of land mass’ inside U.S.

Unknown perturber causing disruption to Earth's tectonic plates, waters, FEMA prepares for worst, insider admits

Apr 19 05:56

Yellowstone eruption in 2016? Shocking new vid shows what’s really going on at Yellowstone

Over the past week, our planet has been hit by large earthquake after large earthquake, and according to Volcano Discovery there are 38 volcanoes around the world that are erupting right now. We have seen a dramatic spike in global seismic activity that is unlike anything that we have seen in ages, and that is why what is going on at Yellowstone is so incredibly alarming.

Apr 18 18:09

Dozens Of Large Earthquakes Strike As Speculation Mounts That Japan's Southern Island May Split

A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the annual average since 1979... “We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded..."

Apr 18 18:03

GMO Mushroom Gets Clearance From USDA

The US Department of Agriculture has said that it will not regulate a genetically modified mushroom designed to be more resilient and resistant to browning. The GMO shroom was created using the gene-altering tool CRISPR.

Apr 18 12:00

Aidan Quinn Opens Up About His Vaccine Damaged Autistic Child

Apr 18 09:16

US Government Report Admits Poisoning Drinking Water Of Millions

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a shocking report that says drinking water across the United States is being knowingly contaminated with dangerous poisons by the federal government.

According to the GAO, the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to protect underground drinking water supplies from oilfield contamination, and been grossly negligent in allowing companies to dump wastewater into aquifers – putting the health of millions of citizens at risk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, if you can get cheap safe water out of your faucets, then you won;t buy the more expensive bottled water sold by our campaign donors! So, by letting your water become dangerous, we force you to spend MORE money for water, and that is good for the economy (and for those of us who own stock in those bottled water companies)! See how it works?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 18 09:06

Here Come The Unregulated GMOs

People are arguing about whether genetically modified foods should carry labels. But the next generation of GMOs might not only be unlabeled—they might be unregulated.

Apr 18 09:04

Japanese supermarket shelves are left completely empty as panic buying takes hold after deadly earthquake

Images show empty supermarket shelves as Japanese locals panic buy supplies, leaving many to queue up for food and water after two deadly earthquakes.

A 6.4 magnitude quake struck Thursday followed by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake early on Saturday.

The two shocks are thought to have killed at least 41 people. Both quakes happened close to the city of Kumamoto, causing huge damage to roads, bridges, tunnels, homes and buildings.

Apr 18 08:52

Simple Mosquito Trap Made With Old Tires 7 Times More Effective Than Other Means

By Justin Gardner

With summer approaching and concerns over Zika virus growing, a study performed in Guatemala is providing a timely and cost-effective solution to mosquito control.

Researchers developed a highly effective mosquito trap, called an ovillanta, using nothing more than 20-inch cut tire pieces hung in a certain fashion with a pheromone-laden non-toxic solution poured into the bottom, and a piece of floating wood or paper where female mosquitoes are drawn to lay their eggs...

Apr 18 08:51

Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption

Recently Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, has been looking into financial ties between the pharmaceutical industry and the academic physicians who largely determine the market value of prescription drugs. He hasn’t had to look very hard.

Take the case of Dr. Joseph L. Biederman, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and chief of pediatric psychopharmacology at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. Thanks largely to him, children as young as two years old are now being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and treated with a cocktail of powerful drugs, many of which were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for that purpose and none of which were approved for children below ten years of age.

Apr 18 08:47

Stephen Hawking, Breakthrough Initiatives Tout 100 Million MPH Plan to Reach Alpha Centauri

Um ... it would be a very brief visit if it can't slow down.

Apr 18 08:40

Virus Fakery: My Conversation With a White House Insider; And Another Conversation With a Virologist

By Jon Rappoport

There are a number of cases in which a virus is said to be the cause of a disease—but the evidence doesn’t stand up.

I first realized this in 1987. I was writing my book, AIDS INC., Scandal of the Century.

Robert Gallo, who claimed he had found the cause of AIDS, hadn’t done proper work. From everything I read, he had discovered HIV in 35 to 60 percent of AIDS patients he had studied.

He should have been able to isolate HIV in virtually every patient.

Then there was the fact that the most popular tests for HIV, the Elisa and Western Blot, were fatally flawed. They could register positive for a whole host of reasons that had nothing to do with HIV.

And no one had found sufficient quantities of HIV in humans to justify claiming it caused any kind of illness...

Apr 18 08:31

THIS DESK-SIZE TURBINE PRODUCES ELECTRICITY FROM CARBON DIOXIDE AND CAN POWER 10,000 HOMES!

General Electric (GE) Global Research has just announced the development of a prototype turbine which converts carbon dioxide into electricity. While the size of the turbine does not exceed that of a desk, the inventors say it could actually power a town of 10,000 homes!

This sounds really promising, given that this innovation has the potential to help solve two critical issues of the modern world – CO2 pollution and energy crisis – at the same time.

As Doug Hofer, GE steam turbine specialist who is leading the development of the carbon dioxide turbine technology, said in a press release, “the world is seeking cleaner and more efficient ways to generate power. The concepts we are exploring with this machine are helping us address both.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this turbine is actually that good,this technology will most likely be privately purchased, and disappear completely from public view.

Remember what happened to cold fusion?!?

Apr 18 08:12

Zika fake science back in the news; con artists at work - Their media androids dutifully record a “breakthrough”

Before commenting on that study, let’s recall a devastating statement the NEJM’s former editor, Marcia Angell, issued in 2009, after she had headed up that non-science machine for 20 years:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

Apr 18 07:39

Editor In Chief Of World’s Best Known Medical Journal: Half Of All The Literature Is False

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” -- Dr. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the Lancet

Apr 18 07:36

Pro-vaccine shill Dr. David Gorski, linked to cancer fraudster, in cahoots with pharma to develop lucrative autism drug

Dr. David Gorski is an established pro-vaccine internet troll with ties to the Barbara Anne Karmanos Cancer Institute, notorious for experimental cancer treatments and drugs that have been fast-tracked by the FDA.

Karmanos is also where cancer fraudster Dr. Farid Fata had his clinic. Fata used aggressive chemotherapy treatments on cancer-free individuals, over-administered chemotherapy on people with no chance of survival, undertreated cancer patients, overbilled insurance, and defrauded the government out of $17 million.

Gorski consistently trashes holistic medicine and vaccine skeptics under the pen name "Orac" on the website ScienceBlogs, heavily sponsored by the drug industry.

Apr 18 07:35

The CULT of 'Scientism' explained: How scientific claims behind cancer, vaccines, psychiatric drugs and GMOs are nothing more than corporate-funded science FRAUD

Sadly, what often passes for "science" today in the world of health is little more than "Scientism" -- a dangerous cult founded on irrational dogma and faith-based beliefs in faulty, fraudulent ideas being paraded as science.

A common trait that weaves its way through every topic of "Scientism" is corporate profits. Any time something is being pushed with aggressive demands of "SCIENCE!" that also happens to enrich wealthy corporations, it's probably based on fraud, not real science.

Perpetrators of fraudulent scientism include Paul Offit, Dr. David Gorski, Monsanto pal Bill Nye, discredited biotech shill and former Forbes.com writer Jon Entine and too many others to even name.

Apr 18 07:34

Mandatory euthanasia coming soon to California so that medical industry can harvest organs from everyone right before killing them

In medical systems around the world, the hunt for viable, transplantable organs is on. The knowledgeable Jan Bollen of the Maastricht University Medical Centre points this out in two separate papers published this year in the American Journal of Transplantation and in the Journal of Medical Ethics. He suggested that the more "normalized" euthanasia becomes, the more the boundaries will be pushed for expediting organ harvesting.

In Belgium, euthanasia rates have skyrocketed since it became legal in 2002. More and more people complying to be euthanized are opting to have their organs donated. Doctors are beginning to pressure patients into euthanasia, requesting that their viable organs be donated.

Apr 18 07:29

Caltech professor claims Israeli spy infiltrated JPL

A physics professor at the California Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit against the university Thursday, alleging it allowed a potential Israeli spy on campus for two years even after she reported that he violated federal laws and shared classified information with his home country and on the Internet.

Sandra Troian alleges Caltech administrators ignored the school’s whistleblower policy and retaliated against her for the past four years because if they had documented her concern, they could have put an $8 billion contract with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at risk and put the school in a bad light. Troian said she is frightened for her career.

Apr 18 07:01

Vaccine Damage, The Hidden Truth

The experts, like preening peacocks, assure us that the shots are amazingly safe. After all, they’ve done the studies. They’ve published the studies.

There is widespread fraud in those reports, because, for example, of the short follow-up period—as if adverse effects could only occur in a 72-hour window, or over the course of a few weeks. Who decided that? Who made that arbitrary rule?

And then, most importantly, studies are not real life. We have seen glowing assessments of medical drugs in print, but when they are (like Vioxx) released for public use, people start dropping like flies.

In the case of vaccines (in real life), the one system for reporting human damage is broken. Completely broken. It’s called VAERS, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. It’s run by the CDC and the FDA.

Apr 18 06:20

Disturbing: Researchers Finally Confirm That Cancer Is A Purely Man-Made Disease

Researchers from the University Of Manchester, United Kingdom, have concluded that cancer is a purely modern, man-made disease.

Apr 18 06:19

Seattle, Olympia To Be Sprayed With Bacteria Used For GMO Genetics (Bt): To Treat Moths

Today is the beginning of a pesticide-bacteria spraying program in Western Washington, authorized by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The stated purpose is to kill Asian and European gypsy moths. Here is a map of the areas being sprayed. Approved by authorities and opposed by many people, they decided...

Apr 17 17:38

Fast Food Exposes Eaters To Harmful Industrial Chemicals – Study

Fast food contains an “alarming” amount of potentially toxic industrial chemicals like phthalates, according to a new study that links high fast-food consumption with increased levels of the harmful, non-natural substances.

Apr 17 17:19

Vaccine Damage, The Hidden Truth

By Jon Rappoport

Warning: Don’t read this article if you want to avoid feeling an unpleasant sensation in the pit of your stomach.

The issue here is: refusing to believe an uncomfortable fact.

An unpleasant fact.

A devastating fact.

There is a simple formula that describes how the public refuses to believe an uncomfortable fact.

It goes this way:

“Well, if that were true, then…"

Apr 17 13:16

Wyoming DOT: I-80 Completely Shut Down For 'White Out Conditions'

The State of Wyoming is informing all commercial trucks entering their port of entry on Interstate 80 eastbound that the entire interstate is shut down at Rock Springs due to whiteout conditions. Weather looked sunny and mild at the Utah/ Wyoming state line, but Rock Springs is 100 miles to the east. Evanston, WY, located at exit 3, is beginning to see light snowflakes. The DOT officer said that the I-80 has been closed since last night. So if you're expecting a package in the mail, don't be surprised if it's late. Happy spring in the age of 'global warming!' :-)

Apr 17 12:30

"I'm Mad as Hell": Air Force Members Blame Health Horrors on Toxic Exposure

Two memories stand out to Terrine Crooks from her arrival at George Air Force Base in the summer of 1980. One is the sense of apprehension she felt at seeing for the first time the broad, flat, barren expanse of the base on the skirt-tails of the Mojave Desert. "I was like, 'oh my God.' I was a New Hampshire girl who'd left a beautiful green land."

The second, she said, was how she was told by in-processing personnel not to get pregnant while stationed there.

"I was young, I didn't question it," she said. "I already had a daughter."

Apr 17 11:59

Wyoming DOT: I-80 Completely Shut Down For 'White Out Conditions'

The State of Wyoming is informing all commercial trucks entering their port of entry on Interstate 80 eastbound that the entire interstate s shut down at Rock Springs due to whiteout conditions. Weather looked sunny and mild at the Utah/ Wyoming state line, but Rock Springs is 100 miles to the east. Evanston, WY, located at exit 3, is beginning to see light snowflakes. The DOT officer said that the I-80 has been closed since last night. So if you're expecting a package in the mail, don't be surprised if it's late. Happy spring in the age of 'global warming!' :-)

Apr 17 11:12

Japan left reeling by 7.3 magnitude earthquake killing 32 in Kumamoto

A minor eruption was recorded on Friday on Mount Sakurajima, on the southern tip of Kyushu, although there is more concern over a possible eruption of Mount Aso, the largest volcano in Japan. There were already fears over the stability of Mount Aso, which has had a Level 2 warning in place - meaning that no-one should approach the crater - since November 2015.

Apr 17 11:01

New city ordinance forces family to destroy their vegetable garden

There’s a new ordinance in Sugar Creek, Missouri, that restricts the use of agriculture on properties in the city.

Nathan Athans believes it’s a witch hunt against him.

Athans grows several different types of vegetables on his lawn and loves tending to his garden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You will NOT grow your own food, slave! You WILL buy GMO-altered, chemically-laced food like substances from corporations AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 17 10:25

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Holds First Official Marriage

Legally recognized as a religious organization in New Zealand, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster cooked up its first official wedding this weekend. Marriage is the latest step members of this untraditional spiritual group have taken to be recognized as belonging to a legitimate, religious entity.

Toby Ricketts and Marianna Young of New Zealand got married this weekend, and they owe eternal happiness to a divine mass of noodles in the sky.

Apr 17 10:20

Israeli and Palestinian Children Killed September 29, 2000 - Present

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world's major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Please click on any statistic for the source and more information.
Statistics last updated January 13, 2015

Apr 17 09:33

IF YOU THINK G M O’s ARE BAD …. LOOK AT THIS

The technology originated in research from over a decade ago at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev when an Israeli scientist sought ways to use oils to create organic preservative properties, Gal-Or explained to Tazpit Press Service (TPS)

“These oils have been known about for thousands of years, but they are very volatile and evaporate very rapidly so their effectiveness disappears very quickly. The researchers wanted to transform the preservative properties into a liquid or powder and then release it very slowly and therefore multiply its effectiveness,” he said.

Gal-Or and his team then set about combining past research to create a powder that does not need to be sprayed or applied to the produce to provide protection. Instead, the powder dissolves piecemeal and can preserve the produce for up to three times longer than usual. Using these powders for the household simply “made sense,” Gal-Or said.

Apr 17 09:05

New strain of super-gonorrhoea is spreading across UK and medics warn it may become untreatable

A highly drug-resistant type of 'super-gonorrhoea' is spreading across the country, with senior medics warning it may become untreatable.

A powerful strain of the sexually transmitted superbug first seen in the north of England has now been found in the West Midlands and the South East, Public Health England (PHE) said.

The strain is 'highly resistant' to the antibiotic azithromycin, meaning medics are relying on a second drug, ceftriaxone, to treat it.

But there are no other effective drugs to tackle it, raising the prospect of it becoming untreatable if it builds further resistance.

Apr 17 08:56

Disasters waiting to happen: 8 most dangerous nuclear plants near earthquake fault lines

The Japanese government says there won’t be any catastrophic damage, this time, at its nuclear facilities following Thursday night’s devastating earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

Nine people are confirmed dead and more than 1,000 others injured after a 6.5-magnitude quake hit east of the city of Kumamoto.

The disaster revived terrifying memories of the Fukushima disaster, when a 15-meter post-quake tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown that polluted a sizeable portion of the country for decades.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed that there were no abnormalities at any nuclear facilities in the area, the Japan Times reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, the Japanese government wasn't exactly forthcoming with the true scale of the damage at Fukushima at the time it happened!

Apr 17 08:51

Dozens of casualties, massive destruction in Ecuador struck by 7.8 quake

At least 77 people have been killed and 588 injured in a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the Ecuador coast. The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks. The disaster has ravaged coastal towns and left thousands of households without power.

Apr 17 08:23

New Technology Promises to Decentralize The Biomedical Industry

By Brian Berletic

Taking care of human health is not like fixing a car or a computer. Not only is there a wide range of conditions that can afflict a human being, but each human being also has a unique personality and ability (or inability) to deal with that affliction. Navigating this complicated challenge are doctors and nurses all over the world who must confront and overcome these unique challenges on a daily basis.

Often these challenges require inventive solutions that are hacked together on the spot using material already on hand. For such solutions that deal with recurring problems, healthcare professionals might consult a biomedical design firm to produce a finalized and marketable solution. However, this takes time and money. What if there was a better way? A cheaper way? A faster way?...

Apr 17 08:22

Zika Fake Science Back In The News; Con Artists At Work

By Jon Rappoport

Their media androids dutifully record a “breakthrough”

Is it about science or money?

US health agencies want more than the $600 million they’ve allotted to the “war against Zika.” They want $1.9 billion. Why not? They always want more money.

To make their case, the CDC has pushed out a new Zika study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM): “Zika Virus and Birth Defects — Reviewing the Evidence for Causality”...

Apr 16 22:19

Russia plans S-500 missile defense system deployment

“We are expecting the first models of the S-500 air defense systems very soon,” RT quoted Russian Aerospace Forces Vice-Commander Lieutenant General Viktor Gumenny as saying on Friday.

According to reports, Russia’s Defense Ministry has already ordered five of the systems which are currently passing their final testing stages.

Viktor Murakhovsky, a member of the Military-Industrial Commission advisory council, said the new complex will be highly superior to its previous models such as the S-400.

Apr 16 20:06

‘Not Anti-Vaccine’ Said Filmmakers About “Vaxxed” Despite Criticism

The filmmakers behind “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe,” a documentary removed from the Tribeca Film Festival, say it isn’t “anti-vaccine,” but rather just raises questions about research suppressed byt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Apr 16 19:10

M7.8 - 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador

Apr 16 12:27

Climate Change HOAX exposed by Geologist straight to the UK Govt

Geology Prof Ian Plimer explains why he believes there is no evidence to support the theory of human caused global warming.

Apr 16 12:13

Flashback April 2015: Top medical journal, The Lancet, warns much published science is bogus, can't be trusted

A lot of what is published is incorrect. I am not allowed to say who made this remark because we were asked to observe Chatham House rules. We were also asked not to take photographs of slides. Those who worked for government agencies pleaded that their comments especially remain unquoted, since the forthcoming UK election meant they were living in purdah — a chilling state where severe restrictions on freedom of speech are placed on anyone on the government's payroll. Why the paranoid concern for secrecy and non-attribution? Because this symposium — on the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research, held at the Wellcome Trust in London last week — touched on one of the most sensitive issues in science today: the idea that something has gone fundamentally wrong with one of our greatest human creations.

The case against science is straightforward:much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes,tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness. As one participant put it, “poor methods get results”.

Apr 16 11:02

Mount Aso volcano erupts following violent earthquake streak in Japan

After a series of deadly earthquakes in Japan, a “small-scale” eruption of Mount Aso has been recorded by the Japan Meteorological Agency. However, it decided to keep the alert level at 2, as it was not immediately clear whether the natural disasters were related.

Apr 16 10:33

Supervolcanoes Around the World

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Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan and one of the largest in the world, is classed as a potential supervolcano.

Apr 16 10:12

Developing: Mount Aso Erupts Amid Earthquake Swarm in Kyushu, Japan

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This event is not over yet.

Apr 16 10:09

The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos

Yet other In-Q-Tel-backed companies are now openly embracing the practice. Geofeedia, for instance, promotes its research into Greenpeace activists, student demonstrations, minimum wage advocates, and other political movements. Police departments in Oakland, Chicago, Detroit, and other major municipalities have contracted with Geofeedia, as well as private firms such as the Mall of America and McDonald’s. Lee Guthman, an executive at Geofeedia, told reporter John Knefel that his company could predict the potential for violence at Black Lives Matter protests just by using the location and sentiment of tweets. Guthman said the technology could gauge sentiment by attaching “positive and negative points” to certain phrases, while measuring “proximity of words to certain words.” Privacy advocates, however, have expressed concern about these sorts of automated judgments.

Apr 16 10:09

Developing: Japan Quake

Apr 16 09:16

Deliberate fraud uncovered in antidepressant studies: Falsified data led to millions of children being poisoned by psychiatric drugs

Paroxetine, which was marketed under the names Paxil and Seroxat, was introduced in 2001, following the publication of a trial carried out by the company itself that claimed the drug was "generally well tolerated" by children and adolescents suffering from depression.

The drug was prescribed to more than 2 million American children the following year.

An independent re-analysis of the trial was recently conducted by The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal). Their research concluded that paroxetine was no more effective than a placebo and caused suicidal thoughts in 12 of 93 children who took the drug.

Apr 16 09:13

CDC likely fabricating link between Zika virus and microcephaly cases; admits people self-immunize against Zika and that 'no single piece of evidence provides conclusive proof'

"People usually don't get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika," says the CDC's Zika information page. "For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections."

In other words, a Zika virus infection usually produces no symptoms, requires no hospitalization and builds self-immunity against future Zika exposure. The CDC refuses to describe it this way, of course, because there's a fortune to be made spreading Zika scare stories and selling Zika vaccines to people who largely don't need them. The visual shock factor of babies with shrunken heads makes the media frenzy an automatic success, even if those shrunken heads were caused by something else entirely.

Many doctors in South America believe that microcephaly is caused by a larvicide chemical linked to Monsanto, and that the Zika virus scare is just a cover story.

Apr 16 08:55

Consensus Science: The Rise of a Scientific Elite

The full speech provides evidence that Mr. Obama's words were carefully selected to exploit the accelerating drift of the scientific community's upper echelons from determining "scientific validity" based on rigorous observation and experiment, to basing it on consensus authority. Thus, preserving "scientific integrity" would not mean keeping the scientific process from going awry, but keeping scientific outcomes in line with policy.

Apr 16 08:54

Deliberate fraud uncovered in antidepressant studies: Falsified data led to millions of children being poisoned by psychiatric drugs

In what has been termed "one of the biggest frauds in American healthcare history," pharmaceutical giant SmithKline Beecham – now GlaxoSmithKline – was proven to have falsified data in clinical trials for an ineffective antidepressant drug that caused suicidal thoughts in more than 10 percent of children to whom it was prescribed.

Apr 16 08:53

Robert De Niro dares to question vaccine safety propaganda

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Any defenders of BIG PHARMA that try to ridicule the issue of vaccine safety, just remind them of the 1976 Swine Flu debacle, where the vaccine killed fifty times as many people as the flu itself did!

Apr 16 08:18

Japan earthquake: Rescue under way after powerful tremor

Rescue efforts are under way in south-western Japan to help victims of a powerful earthquake that hit the region a day after an earlier deadly tremor.

Some 20,000 troops have been deployed in the operation in Kyushu region after the magnitude-7.3 quake in the early hours of Saturday.

At least 32 people have been killed and hundreds injured, media reports say.

Apr 16 08:11

How The EPA Allowed Oil And Gas Companies To Contaminate Our Drinking Water

Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says the EPA doesn’t even know the chemicals used for fracking due to exemptions from the Clean Water Act.

Apr 16 07:47

First scans of a brain on LSD

First scans of a brain on LSD show it lighting up like a pinball machine
http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/82nt7a/picture715...
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Scientists have published the first images of what the human brain looks like under the influence of LSD, one of the most powerful drugs ever created.

What’s more, the new study by Imperial College London explores what researchers say are potential medical uses for the illegal psychedelic known as acid, including treating mental health disorders.
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“For brain researchers, studying how psychedelic drugs such as LSD alter the ‘normal’ brain state is a way to study the biological phenomenon that is consciousness,” David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London and senior researcher on the study, told the science journal Nature.

“We ultimately would also like to see LSD deployed as a therapeutic tool.”

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Apr 16 07:37

7.0 Japan Quake/Quakes not Over.

Apr 16 07:28

Japan quakes - entire fault system seems to be moving

Apr 16 07:26

Japan quakes - entire fauly system seems to be moving

Apr 15 16:44

OBAMACARE BLEEDING OUT: Insurers warn losses unsustainable…

Health insurance companies are amplifying their warnings about the financial sustainability of the ObamaCare marketplaces as they seek approval for premium increases next year.

Apr 15 12:28

CDC likely fabricating link between Zika virus and microcephaly cases; admits people self-immunize against Zika and that 'no single piece of evidence provides conclusive proof'

Despite the media frenzy over Zika, the CDC admits on its own website that people self-immunize against the virus.

"People usually don't get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika," says the CDC's Zika information page. "For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections."

In other words, a Zika virus infection usually produces no symptoms, requires no hospitalization and builds self-immunity against future Zika exposure. The CDC refuses to describe it this way, of course, because there's a fortune to be made spreading Zika scare stories and selling Zika vaccines to people who largely don't need them. The visual shock factor of babies with shrunken heads makes the media frenzy an automatic success, even if those shrunken heads were caused by something else entirely.

Apr 15 11:48

Bernie Sanders Calls for National Fracking Ban, Addresses Fracking-Related Methane Pollution

As Bernie Sanders attempts an upset in New York's April 19th primary, he has begun to increase his focus on the issues of fracking and climate change.

And since the state of New York banned fracking in 2015 and a recent Gallup poll reports only 25% of Democrats nationwide support fracking this would appear to be smart politics.

Apr 15 10:09

Mars Food issues warning to customers: Go easy on our pasta sauce

Mars Food plans to label some of its Dolmio pasta sauces, macaroni cheese and other products as fit for consumption only once a week due to high levels of salt, sugar or fat.

Apr 15 09:47

M7.0 - 1km WSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan

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This is the same area struck by magnitude 6 quakes and aftershocks just yesterday. No tsunami threat to Hawaii or the US west coast.

Apr 15 09:26

More Startling Evidence That Big Pharma Corps Are Ripping-Off Americans

Total US spending on prescription drugs in 2015, at the manufacturers’ level and as measured by “invoice pricing,” jumped by 12.2% to $424.8 billion, after having already soared 14.2% in 2014! A two-year increase of 28%!

Apr 15 09:06

The UN’s plan to halt population growth by turning nature against us

Business as usual at the United Nations includes plans to subvert fertility and increase mortality…

Apr 15 07:36

Study: Junk Food Kills Bacteria that Protects Against Obesity, Heart Disease and Cancer

A study by a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College, London has revealed that eating junk food kills stomach bacteria, which protect the human body against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism. Professor Tim Spector specifically used McDonalds’ food for his study, arriving at this disturbing finding. Telegraph reports that Professor Spector enlisted the help of his son Tom, a 23-year old genetics student, who agreed to spend 10 days on a fast-food-only diet of McDonald’s hamburgers, chips, chicken nuggets and Coca Cola.

Apr 15 06:30

Superbugs on Track to Kill More People Than Cancer

Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are on track to kill more people than cancer, the UK’s chief financial minister will warn Thursday. By 2050, Chancellor George Osborne will say, antimicrobial resistance could claim the lives of as many as 10 million people a year globally unless global action is taken. By comparison, the World Heath Organization (WHO) estimates that 8.2 million people die each year from cancer. The message that Osborne is set to deliver in Washington, D.C. to delegates at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting will focus on the economic costs of the problem as well.

Apr 15 06:16

ExoMars works! 2 Mbit/s link established and camera snapping

All payloads alive and kicking as craft sends new photo of cosmic nothingness to ponder

Apr 14 22:22

The End Is Not Near,It Has Begun!

By Jack Perry
April 15, 2016
I’ve gotten some emails from folks asking my opinion on “How’s it all going to end?” As in, what major crisis is going to finally cause the American Giant to fall down and go boom? Guess what? There won’t be a major crisis that does it. It’s going to be a slow cascade reaction of crisis and disasters. What’s more, it has already begun. We’ve already seen several of these disasters. More are on the way. The end has begun and is upon us.

Apr 14 21:51

Kerry: Shooting down Russia jets 'would have been justified'

HMMM! The USS Donald Cook. This USS Donald Cook?

www.voltairenet.org/article185860.html

Two Russian jets flew within metres of the ship on Monday, US officials said.
Russia's defence ministry said the Su-24 fighter jets "turned away in observance of all safety measures" after observing the USS Donald Cook.
Mr Kerry criticised the gesture and said contact had been made with Moscow.
"We condemn this kind of behaviour," he told the Miami Herald and CNN Espanol in a joint interview.
"It is reckless. It is provocative. It is dangerous. And under the rules of engagement, that could have been a shoot-down."

Apr 14 20:02

Let Me Ask America a Question

By DONALD J. TRUMP
April 14, 2016 7:18 p.m. ET
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On Saturday, April 9, Colorado had an “election” without voters. Delegates were chosen on behalf of a presidential nominee, yet the people of Colorado were not able to cast their ballots to say which nominee they preferred.

A planned vote had been canceled. And one million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined.

Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?

I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people. Members of the club—the consultants, the pollsters, the politicians, the pundits and the special interests—grow rich and powerful while the American people grow poorer and more isolated.

Apr 14 18:22

Lower Selenium Levels Lead To Higher Cancer Risk

Levels of selenium, a mineral essential for good health, are so low in soil that it’s affecting the food chain, diets and, ultimately, the risk of disease. Low selenium levels may lead to a higher risk of cancer, a study has concluded.

Apr 14 17:45

After paralyzing 6-month old baby with too many vaccines, doctor suggests MORE vaccines

It's beyond unfortunate that vaccine injury stories like these exist. There's nothing safe about vaccinations, yet they continue to be administered, and parents are often bullied by doctors to keep the endless cycle going.

Apr 14 16:13

Could PROBIOTICS ward off cancer? Increasing levels of 'good' bacteria in the intestines 'slows and stops the disease developing'

A growing body of scientific evidence points to the role intestinal bacteria plays in triggering and preventing obesity, and other chronic diseases.

Now, a new study suggests that it could also help reduce the risk for certain types of cancer.

The findings show that certain bacteria in the gut has anti-inflammatory properties that help slow or stop the development of the disease.

Apr 14 16:09

World's tiniest engine is the size of an ATOM: Breakthrough paves the way for powerful quantum machines

Scientists have created the smallest engine ever, in which the piston and connecting rod are replaced by a single atom of calcium.

By alternately heating and cooling the electrically-charged atom, an ion of calcium-40, they were able to turn heat energy into useful work.

In principle, this is exactly the same process as occurs in the petrol-powered internal combustion engine in a car, but this unimaginably small motor could prove to be many times more efficient.

Apr 14 14:55

Dyson Airblades 'spread germs 1,300 times more than paper towels'

University of Westminster researchers carrying out the research dipped their hands into water containing a harmless virus. They then dried their hands with either a Dyson Airblade, a standard hot-air dryer, or a paper towel.

According to their findings, the Dyson drier's 430mph blasts of air are capable of spreading viruses up to 3 meters across a bathroom. The standard drier spread viruses 75cm, and the hand towels 25cm.

Apr 14 12:40

“We Are Being Silently Poisoned By Thousands Of Untested And Unmonitored Chemicals” The Case Against Glyphosate

On 13 April, the EU Parliament called on the European Commission to restrict certain permitted uses of the toxic herbicide glyphosate, best known in Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ formulation.

Apr 14 11:04

EU parliament votes to re-approve glyphosate despite ‘concerns about carcinogenicity’

The European Parliament has backed a re-authorization of a pesticide believed to be carcinogenic for another 7 years, despite a widespread protest campaign calling for a full ban instead of a downsized “compromise” deal.
The weedkiller glyphosate is to be given market approval for another seven years, instead of 15 as originally requested, while its use should be limited to professionals only, the European Parliament said in a non-binding resolution approved on Wednesday. The body also advised the chemical shouldn’t be used in public locations, such as parks and playgrounds.

Despite coming up with the approval, the resolution, passed by 374 votes to 225, with 102 abstentions, still noted “concerns about the carcinogenicity and endocrine disruptive properties of the herbicide glyphosate, used in many farm and garden applications.”

The Green Party rioting for a ban said European governments and the European Commission are obliged to take into account the concerns raised by MEPs.

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Congratulations, EU Parliament, for the record number of cancer cases we will see in Europe from this approval going forward.

Monsanto must have met their price; knowing that this product has been incontrovertably proven to be carcinogenic, yet allowing its use for another 7 years?!?

This is pure madness, driven by occult money, or blackmail.

As reported at http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_is_Carcinogenic.php:

Enter your email address for notifications of new reports and news from ISIS SUBSCRIBE Open access to science eprints The Sparc provides both scientists and the general public free open access to scientific papers that are important for the survival of people and planet 39 ISIS Report 09/09/15 Glyphosate is Carcinogenic The WHO expert panel reclassified glyphosate as ‘probably carcinogenic’ more than 40 years after it was brought to market, but the range of available evidence is sufficient to classify it definitely carcinogenic. Glyphosate’s carcinogenic potential has been known to Monsanto and the US EPA from long term animal experiments since the early 1980s but repeatedly dismissed. This has resulted in two decades of people and planet being poisoned by glyphosate herbicides on a misclassification of ‘noncarcinogenic’ that has allowed the manufacturer to claim it is ‘safe’ and perpetrating many other falsehoods to promote its ubiquitous and liberal use Dr Mae-Wan Ho and Prof Peter T. Saunders A fully referenced version will be available in an updated version of Banishing Glyphosate Sign the Independent Scientists Manifesto on Glyphosate here: http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Independent_Scientists_Manifesto_on_Glyphosate.php Introduction The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), has released the results of its year-long assessment of five organophosphate insecticides and herbicides. In this, the 112th study into potentially carcinogenic agents, it has reclassified glyphosate in Group 2A ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’ [1, 2]. This category is used [1] “when there is limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals.” Previously, the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA), which last reviewed glyphosate in 1993, classified glyphosate in Group E ‘noncarcinogenic’ [3]. Similarly, a 2013 review by the German Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) conducted on behalf of the European Union did not recommend a carcinogen classification of either 2A or 2B (‘possibly carcinogenic’); though that review is mired in controversy, having been largely conducted by a consortium of chemical companies including Monsanto [4] (Scandal of Glyphosate Re-assessment in Europe, SiS 63). Monsanto has called on IARC to retract its assessment [5]. But Aaron Blair, scientist emeritus at the National Cancer Institute who chaired the 17 member Working Group of the IARC that carried out the assessment, robustly defended the decision, saying it is “appropriately based on current science” [6]. The IARC experts in the Working Group were selected for their expertise and most importantly, the absence of real or apparent conflicts of interest. Following the protocol required by the IARC, the Working Group considered only “reports that have been published or accepted for publication in the openly available scientific literature” as well as “data from governmental reports that are publicly available”. Notably, Blair told a journalist there were good grounds to declare that glyphosate definitely causes cancer [7]. But “the epidemiologic data was a little noisy.” While several studies suggested a link, another study in the US of farmers in Iowa and North Carolina did not. There had been a similar inconsistency in epidemiological studies of benzene now universally acknowledged as a carcinogen, Blair added. What Blair did not mention, for example, was that crucial evidence of carcinogenicity in animal experiments had existed at least since 1981 but successively dismissed as documented in EPA’s own archives (see below). In the meantime, US government data show steep rise in dozens of chronic diseases including cancers closely tracking the rapid increase in glyphosate use and the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops, of which USA is the top producer by far [8]. In Argentina, the third producer of GM crops, where the use of pesticides including glyphosate has increased more than 8.5-fold since the introduction of GM crops 20 years ago, non-government organizations and doctors have been documenting rising incidences of cancers and birth defects among farmers and their families and others exposed to glyphosate spraying (see Chapter 3 of [9] Banishing Glyphosate, ISIS special report). Taking these and other additional findings into proper account would surely have been sufficient to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen. Asked to comment on the IARC’s reclassification, Fernando Manas, a member of the Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis (GEMA) Group at the National University of Río Cuarto in Cordoba, Argentina, who has investigated the effect of agrochemicals for the past 9 years, confirmed the link between glyphosate and genetic damage, which leads to cancer and a higher risk of spontaneous abortions and birth defects in the new born, and said that the classification by IARC-WHO is a consequence of the growing scientific evidence generated by independent investigators. Furthermore, he pointed out that [10] this evidence, which has been deliberately ignored until now, means that “millions of gallons of herbicide with carcinogenic potential have been used according to regulations designed for a virtually harmless substance.” For two decades, entire populations were “subjected” to chronic pesticide exposures “based on criteria developed by the same companies that produce and market” agrochemicals.

Apr 14 09:18

NAVY VET MAKES THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE — SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE TO PROTEST THE VA’S LACK OF HEALTHCARE

Doused in gasoline, a former chief petty officer stood outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic when he lit himself on fire and eventually died nine hours later. His wife recently confirmed that her husband was upset with the inadequate care that he had been receiving at the VA facility shortly before his suicide. A seven-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Charles Ingram III walked nine miles from his home, past an American Legion park and a military veteran memorial, before arriving at the parking lot of the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic around 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. While standing on a grass lawn near the clinic, the 51-year-old poured several gallons of gasoline on himself before committing self-immolation.

Apr 14 09:14

Robert De Niro Challenges Media to Research CDC Vaccine Whistleblower

By Derrick Broze

In an interview on the Today show, Robert De Niro, actor and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, said he regrets pulling the documentary VAXXED from the festival.

Actor Robert De Niro has recently at the center of a storm regarding the decision to remove the documentary film VAXXED: From Controversy to Catastrophe from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Following the Tribeca cancellation, the film was also removed by officials with the Houston International Film Festival after being contacted by officials within the Mayor’s Office.

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