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May 11 16:09

“America” Embraces World’s Deadliest Drug as Prohibition of World’s Most Beneficial Plant Continues

By Claire Bernish

Budweiser has now oddly yet aptly rebranded itself for the summer, changing its can to read America — but the company’s awkward patriotic push belies the reality that its product remains the single deadliest substance in the country it now bears on its label. Alcohol.

While canned beer might be perceived as American as, well, just about anything, alcohol “is involved in more homicides than pretty much every other substance, combined,” as the Washington Post put it.

Worst of all, while Budweiser and other alcoholic mainstays firmly maintain their place as legal — and, indeed, American intoxicants, the drug war rages in full force against what many consider the miracle plant, cannabis...

May 11 15:45

Tests Find Rat And Human DNA In US Hamburgers

Think that burger you’re biting into is all-beef? Even if it’s advertised that way, there’s a small chance that you could ingesting be ingesting substituted ingredients or even contaminants from rats or humans, according to a new study.

May 11 14:29

'Designer Vagina’ Surgery Ad Banned For Promoting Negative Body Image

An advert promoting “designer vagina” surgery has been banned for encouraging women to be dissatisfied with their natural bodies.

London Bridge Plastic Surgery clinic advertised its services for labia reshaping in the Metro newspaper.

May 11 14:19

Hyperloop’s 1st-Ever Track Test To 'Gleam The Tube' In Las Vegas Today

Humans are about to enter a new era of epic high-speed travel, according to those behind the first-ever track test of a pneumatic ground propulsion system dubbed ‘Hyperloop,’ which will zoom through North Las Vegas Wednesday.

May 11 13:47

Study Finds Human DNA and Other Anomalies in American Burgers

By Joshua Krause

Everyone knows it by now. Whenever we eat processed meat, in the back of our minds we know that there may be “stuff” in there that isn’t what we paid for. But rest assured, there is more to these mystery meats than you ever wanted to know...

May 11 13:37

Big Pharma’s Big Lies: Why Painkiller Addiction Is at Epidemic Levels in the US

The fact that opioid painkillers have addictive properties is not a secret. But the LA Times investigation revealed something that wasn’t widely known, and is perhaps more disturbing: the maker of one of the most popular opioid painkillers pushed doctors to adhere to a dosing schedule that, as it turns out, makes it more likely for patients to become addicts.

May 11 12:55

Overpopulation? Economic Ripple Effect From Fewer Babies: "Market Is Not Going to Grow"

The conundrum is that a growing population that corresponds with economic growth, and the birth rate is falling dramatically.

The U.S. is experiencing a baby lull that looks set to last for years… a sharp drop in child bearing that started with the onset of the recession in 2007 […] more-worrisome signs that the U.S. may not soon return to its pre-recession average of about two babies for every adult woman. Some demographers have pared their forecasts for future births because an expected post-recession baby boom has been smaller than anticipated.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 11 12:46

Another Study Finds Link Between Pharma Money and Brand-name Prescribing

A group of researchers at Harvard Medical School has found that medical industry payments to physicians in Massachusetts are associated with higher rates of prescribing brand-name drugs that treat high cholesterol.The study’s finding, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, is in line with a ProPublica analysis and story from March, which showed that physicians who receive industry money tend to prescribe higher rates of brand-name drugs — and thus, lower rates of similarly effective, more affordable generic drugs — when compared to peers.

May 11 12:17

Hanford Site Not ‘Controlling What Comes Out Of Nuclear Waste Tanks To Protect Workers’ – Public

One of the Hanford Site tank farms that holds high-level nuclear waste was evacuated due to reports of an odor in the area. It may be the same type of leak that released toxic chemical vapors that injured dozens of workers in the last two weeks.

May 11 12:03

13 Year Old Dies Days After HPV Vaccine: She Was Dubbed “Lazy” By Dismissive Doctors

By Cassius Kamarampi

After receiving a second dose of HPV vaccine at Derby High School in Bury, 13-year-old Shazel Zaman immediately fell ill.

Just 5 days after the school-sponsored dose of immunization, she was laid to rest...

May 11 11:58

The EPA's Ties To Monsanto Could Be Disastrous For The US

Conservative politicians love to talk about how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) only issues “job-killing regulations,” especially if they’re taking campaign contributions from fossil fuel billionaires like the Koch brothers or from agrochemical giants like Monsanto.

May 11 11:30

WHO IS KILLING THE HEALERS AND WHY?

In June of 2015, a well-respected Florida health practitioner, Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet, went missing and was then discovered floating face down in a North Carolina river, a bullet hole in his chest. Foul play?

Why would anyone order a hit on a generous family man who was just trying to do good? The death is still shrouded in mystery. Authorities almost immediately ruled his death a suicide, but his family says otherwise. Who shoots themselves in the chest to commit suicide, while positioned in just such a way that they will fall into a river?

May 11 10:07

Sanders Plans To Eliminate HIV By 2025

US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders aims to eradicate the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the country within the next decade if elected president.

May 11 09:35

Why fracking is the next big threat facing organic agriculture

The controversial oil and gas mining technique known as fracking, may pose a significant threat to the future of U.S. organic agriculture, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from the FracTracker Alliance, and published in March 2015.

That analysis found that 11 percent of all North American organic farms lie in areas affected by fracking, and that this number is likely to increase to between 15 and 31 percent if the industry continues to expand. Due to fracking's high levels of water use and contamination, and its potentially destructive impact on the soil organic agriculture depends upon, this could be a major blow to the growing organics industry.

May 11 09:08

NATO AND THE PENTAGON WANT TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND BITCOIN

Blockchain technology, the backbone of bitcoin, has a lot of applications. Finance firms want to use to cut down on administrative costs and trade faster. Estonia is using to securely track health records. Now it’s the military’s turn. Both the US Department of Defense (DoD) and NATO have put out requests for military-related apps built on blockchain, a decentralized digital ledger system. The ledger is stored in multiple copies across a large group and changes are sent out to all of them immediately, using a mathematical protocol that makes the ledger tamper-proof. That creates an immutable record of the information, and since everyone has a copy of the data, records are still safe even if a few people are hacked.

May 11 07:28

Does the MMR Vaccine Cause Autism?

Multiple court cases have ruled in favor of connecting the MMR vaccine to autism, both in the US and abroad.

May 11 07:09

Obama Pretends to Drink Lead Water to Placate Flint Residents

You've gotta love the predictable spectacle of our "leaders" always pretending to drink poisonous water to assure us how safe it is...

May 11 06:30

Feel the Bern: Someone Tried to Get Bernie Supporters to Literally Blow Themselves up with This

Here’s one way to Feel the Bern… (sorry, worst pun ever).

Someone really wanted Bernie Sanders’ supporters to kill themselves. Literally. With a meme.

This meme, complete with an encouraging fake “Bernie Sanders approves this tutorial” line at the bottom, began making the rounds across the Internet on major social media sites like Tumblr and Reddit a couple of days ago.

While it appears to be cutesy instructions for a Bernie glow stick, the recipe is actually for a potentially deadly Anarchist Cookbook-style chlorine bomb.

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May 11 05:55

Family Who Made Billions Off Rise Of OxyContin Are Clinton Donors

The Clinton Foundation took donations from the family that made a fortune off OxyContin — one of the opioids fueling an addiction epidemic former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now campaigning to fix.

May 11 05:55

Burgers sold at fast-food chains and grocery stores across the US might not be what you think they are

Food analytics platform Clear Labs identified problems with ingredient substitutions, hygiene, and contamination in 13.6% of the 258 burger products the company analyzed on a molecular level, in a report released on Tuesday. The company analyzed ground meat, frozen patties, fast-food burger products, and veggie burger products.

Some of the most jarring numbers: 4.3% of samples contained traces of pathogenic DNA, rat DNA was found in three products, and human DNA was discovered in one frozen vegetarian burger.

May 11 05:53

GPS TRACKING DEVICES CATCH MAJOR U.S. RECYCLERS EXPORTING TOXIC E-WASTE

A TWO YEAR INVESTIGATION of electronics recycling using GPS tracking devices has revealed that policies aimed at curtailing the trade in toxic e-waste have been unsuccessful, with nearly one third of the devices being exported to developing countries, where equipment is often dismantled in low-tech workshops — often by children — endangering workers, their families, and contaminating the surrounding environment.

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Just think how much toxic waste would be avoided if companies built products that lasted twenty years instead of only two!

May 11 03:13

Americans imprisoned for marijuana, while feds get patents on the drug

Publicly, government says marijuana is bad; privately, they're moving to control the industry...

May 10 22:31

Slaughterhouse Employee Accused of Murdering 71 Coworkers Over 17 years

so much for quality control!

it says he was a gulf war veteran with PTSD so was he on psycho-active meds?

May 10 16:34

North Dakota Contaminated With Radioactive Materials From Fracking – Study

A new study has revealed significant contamination of soil and water in North Dakota from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts as a result of oil and gas wastewater spills.

May 10 15:52

North Dakota contaminated with radioactive materials from fracking – study

A new study has revealed significant contamination of soil and water in North Dakota from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts as a result of oil and gas wastewater spills.

The Duke University research, published in Environmental Science and Technology, highlights the possible health implications for humans and wildlife from the 3,900 reported brine spills in the region since the rise of fracking in 2007.

May 10 13:59

It Costs $84,000 to Cure Hepatitis C Through U.S. Insurance: I Did It for $1,500 Ordering the Same Drug From India

That is high risk, because drugs made in India can be fakes, or contaminated with deadly chemicals.

May 10 13:11

NASA Discovers Atomic Oxygen In Martian Atmosphere For 1st Time In 40yrs

NASA researchers have detected atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere for the first time in four decades. The discovery is extremely important for the space agency, which aims to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.

The oxygen atoms were found in the upper atmosphere of Mars, known as the mesosphere. It marks the first time that oxygen has been observed in the Martian atmosphere since the Viking and Mariner missions of the 1970s.

May 10 12:39

NFL Issues Warning — Steroid Level So High in Beef It’s Causing Players to Fail Drug Tests

Five months after Congress voted to remove mandatory country of origin labeling from pork and beef, the NFL is now warning players that meat produced in Mexico and China may contain clenbuterol, a substance banned by the league as a performance enhancing drug.
Clenbuterol is a muscle-building and weight-loss stimulant.

A memo from the league’s independent drug-testing administrator was sent out to players informing them that, “consuming large quantities of meat while visiting those particular countries may result in a positive test.”

“Players are warned to be aware of this issue when traveling to Mexico and China,” the memo went on to say. “Please take caution if you decide to consume meat, and understand that you do so at your own risk.”

May 10 12:28

RESEARCHERS CREATE ELECTRONICS THAT CAN DISSOLVE IN YOUR BRAIN

Imagine brain implants that completely dissolve and fade away after a period of time.

That’s just what a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed. They’ve created sensors, made of layers of molybdenum and silicon, that can monitor brain signals (and even deliver signals), and then melt away without a trace.

The research was published online in the journal Nature Materials, and represents a great forward leap in biosensing technology. According to lead researcher Brian Litt, MD, it bypasses “the risks, cost, and discomfort associated with surgery to extract current devices used for post-operative monitoring.”

May 10 12:26

World’s Highest Paid CEO Makes His Killing from Cancer Patients

Natural and affordable cancer remedies seem to be continually ignored by the mainstream cancer industry as alternatives to chemo, radiation and designer drugs, because of one simple fact: cancer and cancer research is a huge industry. According to Bloomberg’s rankings, the highest paid chief corporate officer is Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO of NantKwest Inc., a cancer research company, which delivered him a $147.6 million pay package in 2015. That’s more than the CEO of Google, who took home a whopping $100.5 million last year.

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index reveals that Soon-Shiong’s net worth is $9.8 billion. His company NantKwest went public in 2015, and now Soon-Shiong’s compensation is tied to reaching “strategic milestones.” Does that mean actually finding a cure? Maybe the company’s marketing team will tell you so, but typically, milestones for publicly traded companies are exclusively tied to revenue growth and profit.

May 10 11:51

California State Senator Richard Pan (remember SB277?) runs away like Pink Panther in evading the VAXXED film producer Del Bigtree [VIDEO]


California State Senator Richard Pan (the prime legislator and backer of SB277) athletically evades a conversation with Vaxxed producer, Del Bigtree, at the California State Capitol on Monday, May 9, 2016.

May 10 10:47

Electric, hybrid and other eco-friendly cars fill the air with as many toxins as dirty diesels say scientists

Electric, hybrid and other eco-friendly cars fill the air with as many toxins as dirty diesel vehicles, scientists have found.
The greener alternative produce more tiny particles from tyre and brake wear because batteries and other parts needed to propel them make them heavier.
It happens because when eco-cars accelerate or slow down the tyres and brakes wear faster, in turn producing more particulates. More particles are also whipped up from the road surface because of the extra weight.
These extra emissions are almost equal to the toxic particulates saved by reduced engine use, according to Jonathan Leake at The Sunday Times.
The research, led by Peter Achten and co-author Victor Timmers of Edinburgh University, is published in the journal Atmospheric Environment.
Achten said: 'We found that non-exhaust emissions, from brakes, tyres and the road, are far larger than exhaust emissions in all modern cars.

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So, the allegedly "eco-friendly" vehicles aren't quite so ecologically friendly, yet; DANG!

May 10 10:39

Carbon-Free Energy Systems At Our Fingertips

Transition to large scale carbon-free systems will require strong government intervention, says Professor Benjamin Sovacool.

May 10 10:38

CDC: Prescription painkiller drugs kill 40 Americans every single day

Prescription painkiller drugs like OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone) are now directly responsible for killing 40 Americans every single day. This disturbing fact comes from new data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of an ongoing investigation into prescription drug abuse.

May 10 10:33

Study: Mammography screenings responsible for causing more mastectomies and breast cancer

The findings coincide with those presented back in 1995 in the UK journal The Lancet.

May 10 10:14

‘Mistaken’ Release of Glyphosate Report Raises Questions Over EPA’s Ties to Monsanto

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is questioning why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted and then suddenly pulled its highly anticipated risk assessment of glyphosate, the main ingredient in weedkillers such as Monsanto’s flagship herbicide Roundup.

On April 29, the EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee published a report online about glyphosate concluding that the chemical is not likely carcinogenic to humans. However, even though it was marked “Final” and was signed by 13 members of CARC, the report disappeared from the website three days later.

The EPA said that the report was “inadvertently” released.

May 10 09:57

Carolina Produces Flawed Study To Dismiss Cancer-Cluster Fears Near Duke Energy Coal Plants

The spill of tens of thousands of tons of coal ash into the Dan River from an impoundment at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina back in February 2014 triggered a long-overdue public discussion in the state about the dangers of toxic coal plant waste and how it might be better handled.

May 10 09:56

Mumps Being Spread by and Among Vaccinated People

Vaccines are a very lucrative business. Pfizer's vaccine Prevnar, which targets 13 strains of pneumococcus bacteria, generated $6.25 billion in revenue last year. And that's just one vaccine.1

Even ineffective vaccines allow vaccine makers to make a mint. One of the most obvious vaccine failures is the mumps vaccine (part of the measles, mumps, rubella, aka MMR).

Again and again, outbreaks among vaccinated populations occur, yet rarely is the truth of the situation addressed, namely the fact that the vaccine is ineffective and doesn't work as advertised.

May 10 09:48

All Angles Covered: Is The EU Completely In The Pocket Of The Biotech Industry?

On 9 May, Corporate Europe Observatory posted an article on its website that described how Genius, a lobby consultancy firm based in Germany, has been employed to distort the debate on glyphosate in favour the biotech industry.

Research linking the use of glyphosate to various diseases is well documented, and the World Health Organisation has declared the substance as “probably causing cancer to humans.”

May 10 09:16

Canadian schoolboy William Gadoury discovers long-lost ancient Mayan city

Gadoury was looking at Mayan constellations when he decided to overlay a map of the Yucatan Peninsula with the constellation map. That’s when he realized that the locations of the known Mayan cities lined up perfectly with the stars in Mayan constellations.

Gadoury then noticed that the third star in the 23rd constellation was missing on the map. The star’s absence prompted Gadoury to do some digging. He found satellite images from space agencies such as NASA, JAXA (from Japan), and Google Earth, and located the exact placement of the star. Then, adding the star to his constellation map, Gadoury was able to predict where the as-yet unidentified Mayan city would be.

Yucatan Living’s account of Gadoury’s discovery was posted to Reddit on May 8, and it has since gone viral.

May 10 09:10

ANOTHER GIRL DIES AFTER HPV SHOT

A teenage girl died just five days after having a cervical cancer jab. Shazel Zaman, 13, was suffering with a severe headache, vomiting and dizziness after having the jab. Her symptoms became so severe that her family took her to Bury’s Fairfield Hospital.

May 10 09:05

This meme is trying to trick Bernie Sanders supporters into killing themselves

For as aggressive as so-called “Bernie Bros” supposedly are, it’s not like they are trying to commit murder. Yeah, they’re annoying on Twitter and could dial down how they talk to people, and especially women who disagree with them, but a chlorine bomb? Damn. That being said, it’s currently unknown as to who started the meme and what that person’s political affiliation is.

People are already getting the word out on Reddit, Tumblr, and other social media channels that the meme is actually a recipe for a bomb. On the whole, it’s probably better not to mix chemicals as per a post found on meme.

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Que bono?

May 10 08:30

Feds pay researcher to have bee sting his penis

Taxpayers paid for one scientist to have a bee sting his penis, and paid other researchers to figure out that cheerleaders look more attractive in a group than individually, according to a painful new survey of wasteful spending being released Tuesday by Sen. Jeff Flake.

At a time of tight budgets and demands for new spending, including money to fight Zika, to repair water pipes in Flint, Michigan, and to combat the growing opioid epidemic, Mr. Flake said the existence of ridiculous research projects funded by taxpayers shows there’s plenty of room to cut to pay for those needs.

Perhaps the most outrageous item Mr. Flake identified was a study that concluded Democratic women in Congress were less feminine than Republican women. That bit of research, which even went so far as to identify the lawmakers thought to score low on the femininity test, was part of a $50,000 National Science Foundation grant to the University of California-Los Angeles.

May 10 08:27

NASA discovers atomic oxygen in Martian atmosphere for 1st time in 40yrs

NASA researchers have detected atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere for the first time in four decades. The discovery is extremely important for the space agency, which aims to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.

The oxygen atoms were found in the upper atmosphere of Mars, known as the mesosphere. It marks the first time that oxygen has been observed in the Martian atmosphere since the Viking and Mariner missions of the 1970s.

May 09 21:30

American Horror Story: The Shameful Truth About the Government’s Secret Experiments

snip: One would also be hard-pressed to suggest that the American government had our best interests at heart when it conducted secret experiments on an unsuspecting populace—citizens and noncitizens alike—making healthy people sick by spraying them with chemicals, injecting them with infectious diseases and exposing them to airborne toxins. The government reasoned that it was legitimate to experiment on people who did not have full rights in society such as prisoners, mental patients, and poor blacks.

May 09 19:14

Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not.

Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously. Evaluating the legitimacy of authorities includes assessing whether or not authorities actually know what they are talking about, are honest, and care about those people who are respecting their authority. And when anti-authoritarians assess an authority to be illegitimate, they challenge and resist that authority—sometimes aggressively and sometimes passive-aggressively, sometimes wisely and sometimes not.

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How very Soviet!

May 09 18:01

Vaccines: The New Government Attack On Pregnant Women

Waking Times

Ferocious vaccine manufacturers are constantly on the move, looking for new “demographics” to shoot with vaccines. If they could stick a needle into a rock and get paid for it, they would find a reason to do it.

But in this case, we’re talking about pregnant women.

May 09 18:00

Medical Errors Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death – Time for New Approaches?

Waking Times

A Discovery article makes it clear why medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States of America:

People don’t just die from bacteria and heart plaque, they die from communication breakdowns, fragmented healthcare, diagnostic mistakes, and over-dosing,” said Martin Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and lead author of the study.

May 09 15:02

Was Prince The Latest Opioid Casualty?

The autopsy results from Prince’s unexpected death are not in yet, but it has been reported that the musical star had the prescription opioid painkiller Percocet in his possession when he died. Unconfirmed reports suggest Prince not only used prescription opioids for pain but may have had an addiction.

May 09 14:33

Which Cereal Brands Are Whitewashing Their GMO-Ridden, Pesticide-Laden Products As ‘Natural’?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate grocery store aisles and identify products that are truly natural and organic. Even at many popular health food stores and grocery chains, brands are tacking on the word “natural” to their products, even when they contain conventional agrichemical residues, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), hexane solvent residues, and various other harmful ingredients.

May 09 13:04

U.S. Teen Pregnancies At All-Time Low; Are Vaccines Involved?

Never in my life would I have thought I’d be writing a blog about what just may be the unsuspected, but possibly planned, ‘effectiveness of vaccines in accomplishing a certain public health goal: reduced population growth’. Bill Gates, the Microsoft-wizard-turned-‘vaccine-expert’, makes vaccines an integral component of his famous “Population Control”

May 09 12:34

THE CIPRO CHRONICLE

The dramatic title notwithstanding, this is a very simple and common story I am about to tell, but one which reveals the tip of an as yet unrecognized scandal!

Here is what happened.

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May 09 12:27

Undeniable evidence from numerous studies proves that fluoride causes cancer

The California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently released a document called Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Fluoride and Its Salts that highlights the many health hazards caused by the consumption of fluoride. And the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) recently submitted a compilation of its own to OEHHA, which is soon to make a final decision concerning fluoride's toxicity, providing additional evidence that fluoride causes cancer.

FAN has been working for many years to raise awareness about the toxicity of fluoride, with the eventual goal of getting it removed from public water supplies. And its most recent efforts involving OEHHA could be the straw that breaks the camel's back, so to speak, as it has the potential to unleash the truth about fluoride on a massive scale, and spark a revolt against its use.

May 09 12:17

GM And Lyft Plan To Have Self-Driving Taxis On The Road In A Year

Automaker GM and ride-sharing company Lyft are working together to establish a fleet of self-driving taxis, and they’re planning to have the vehicles on the road within a year’s time.

May 09 11:36

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO)

eye-grabbing headlines on unverified manipulated 'scientific studies'

May 09 10:33

Watch as Cuban government gas bombs civilians for Zika!

Tyranny at it's finest: Cuban government should be ashamed for spraying their people with chemicals

May 09 10:11

Mumps Being Spread by and Among Vaccinated People

Recently, 41 students at Harvard University came down with mumps and, according to the Public Health department in Cambridge, every single one of those students had been vaccinated.4

Four other campuses in Boston are also starting to see cases, as have four universities in Indiana. About 13 cases of mumps have also cropped up in California.

One ridiculous explanation offered by Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Center for Health Security, is that the vaccine only works if the exposure to the virus is low; it can't be expected to work if there are high amounts of exposure, such as in dorms:5

"The exposure that they have to mumps is so high in these situations that it overcomes the ability of the vaccine to protect them," Adalja told Live Science. "It may be that, in these special situations, a much higher level of antibodies [against mumps] is needed to keep the virus at bay."

May 09 09:49

DC Metro 'Fireball' Portends Service Armageddon

Washington, DC residents are bracing for extensive delays on Metrorail in the next year as system officials announced a major safety-improvement plan after two fire incidents at a Metro train station closed two underground rail lines Thursday evening.

May 09 09:43

Printable List Of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers

n light of the recent public anger over the Monsanto Protection Act, here’s a simple, printable list of companies that use Monsanto products.

Editor’s note: this list is from 2013 – since then, you the consumer have successfully demanded transparency and some of these companies have voluntarily labeled their GMO ingredients or removed them. Some of them removed other unhealthy ingredients. Please check all labels before buying.

May 09 09:14

All Angles Covered: Is The EU Completely In The Pocket Of The Biotech Industry?

“IN LESS THAN A FORTNIGHT, EU MEMBER STATES WILL TAKE A DECISION ON THE RE-APPROVAL OF GLYPHOSATE. GENIUS [LOBBY FIRM] IS WORKING TO GET THIS TOXIC HERBICIDE RE-APPROVED BY COMMUNICATING THE INDUSTRY’S MANTRA THAT GLYPHOSATE IS SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN SAFE, SPONSORED BY MONSANTO, DOW AND SYNGENTA. AT THE SAME TIME, THEY ARE BEING PAID BY GERMAN AUTHORITIES AND EU-FUNDED PROJECTS TO WORK ON ISSUES THAT ARE CLOSELY RELATED TO GLYPHOSATE AND THAT ARE KEY TO THE INTERESTS OF THE SAME CORPORATIONS. PUBLIC AUTHORITIES USING THE SAME LOBBY CONSULTANCIES AS THE CORPORATIONS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO REGULATE IS HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC…” – CORPORATE EUROPE OBSERVATORY

On 9 May, Corporate Europe Observatory posted an article on its website that described how Genius, a lobby consultancy firm based in Germany, has been employed to distort the debate on glyphosate in favour the biotech industry.

May 09 09:14

VAXXED is now playing in Los Angeles

The explosive new documentary exposing the true story of CDC scientist and whistleblower Dr. William Thompson is now playing at select theaters in Los Angeles, the country's second-largest media market (see here and here).

In the film, VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (see the trailer here), Dr. Thompson discusses his role in fabricating scientific data at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so that he and others could hide established links between vaccines and autism – "links that the entire lying media complex denies exist at all," writes Natural News editor and author of the upcoming book Food Forensics Mike Adams, because "the entire mainstream media is largely funded by pharmaceutical interests."

May 09 09:03

China Plans to become GMO Giant

At the very highest levels it is now clear that the Chinese regime of President Xi Jinping and his Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, who is also head of the State Council, have decided to make China a world leader in the highly controversial field of Genetically Manipulated Organisms or GMO and the related highly toxic (to humans) pesticides and herbicides. This was made clear in November when the Chinese state ChemChina announced it was seeking to buy the Anglo-Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Syngenta of Basel. This is for me a personal disappointment and for the world, a major blow.

May 09 08:14

How Rhode Island Parents Are Winning Back Their Rights to Vaccine Choice

By Missy Fluegge

Families in Rhode Island are winning the war against mandatory vaccination. They have joined together with two powerful advocacy organizations whose efforts have successfully aided the of introduction five legislative bills to their state government related to vaccine choice. Their diligence offers a strong example to other parents who also question the implications of mandating so many vaccines.

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18. Different kinds of exemptions, including religious exemptions, medical exemptions, or philosophical exemptions, are available in all fifty states, but some state governments have recently increased their efforts to limit vaccine exemptions and make additional vaccines “mandatory” for school attendance...

May 09 06:48

DHS to orchestrate fake terror attack, release gas in NYC subway for bioterrorism drill

Don't worry, it's only a test: Bioterrorism drill being conducted to better help officials respond in the event of a real attack

May 08 16:53

Google, Chrysler Team Up on Minivans; GM, Lyft Test Self-Driving Electric Taxis

It appears my allegedly optimistic path for self-driving vehicles on the roads by 2020 may not have been optimistic enough. Tests of self-driving taxis will take place within a year in a deal between GM and Lyft. In a second deal, Chrysler and Google have teamed up on a self-driving minivan. In Germany, self-driving trains will interconnect with self-driving autos to form self-driving door-to-door networks.

May 08 14:05

Tornadoes Hit Colorado, Causing Injuries And Damaging Campers

Fierce tornadoes have struck eastern Colorado, causing injuries and damaging motorhomes, as well as other buildings in the area.

May 08 13:35

Contamination Revealed At Largest US Air Force Base In Asia: Kadena, Okinawa

Located in the center of Okinawa Island, Kadena Air Base is the largest United States Air Force installation in Asia.

Equipped with two 3.7 kilometer runways and thousands of hangars, homes and workshops, the base and its adjoining arsenal at Chibana sprawl across 46 square kilometers of Okinawa’s main island. Approximately 20,000 American service members, contractors and their families live or work here alongside 3,000 Japanese employees. More than 16,000 Okinawans own the land upon which the installation sits.

May 08 11:24

Blind Faith: Florida Woman Regains Eyesight After 21 Years

Medical mysteries are rarely pleasant, but Mary Ann Franco’s is nothing short of a miracle. The Florida woman lost her vision over two decades ago after a car accident, but a recent neck operation returned her eyesight with a bonus upgrade.

May 08 11:23

Future Options: From Militarism And Monsanto To Gandhi And Bhaskar Save

US Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently tweeted: “It is no mystery why Monsanto fights against our right to know about GMOs in food – business is booming for this huge chemical company.”

Supporters of GMO are fond of telling everyone that this technology will ‘feed the world’ and those who oppose it are below the standards of common decency. But Sanders hits the nail on the head by implying commercial interests and huge profits take precedence over concern for the public good. Labelling would lead to consumers rejecting food containing GMOs.

May 08 11:00

VaXXed – The Cat is Out of The Bag to stay

The “VaXXed Cat” is out of the bag and Big Pharma and the Medical Industry pro-vaxxers will never be able to get it back in.

Each week more and more Cities, States and Countries are showing VaXXed on “the big screen.” And as movie Media Critics see the screening and understand that it is not an anti-vacci movie, but an expose’ of cover-up at the CDC, creditable reviews are appearing in print and being broadcast over the airways.

May 08 10:24

5-7-2016 - tornados in CO, Icy roads in AZ, floods in S. CA

A series of tornadoes swept across eastern Colorado Saturday, causing several minor injuries and damaging motorhomes and buildings. Another spring storm brought deadly driving conditions to northern Arizona.

The National Weather Service said at least four tornadoes hit in Yuma County, about 100 miles east of Denver, near Colorado's borders with Nebraska and Kansas.

Meanwhile, two people died and six others were injured in a series of weather-related traffic crashes in northern Arizona.

Around 10 a.m., a vehicle rolled due to icy roads and hail on Interstate 40 near the community of Ash Fork. Two people tried to help the occupants and were struck and killed by a commercial vehicle, authorities said.

Those wrecks caused a chain reaction of at least three more crashes. Six people were taken to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

May 08 09:27

The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Swim With The Dolphins

Throngs of Americans are heading south to the Caribbean right now, for the balmy sunshine, intoxicating evening breeze, turquoise waters … and the opportunity to swim with dolphins. But despite their popularity, swim-with-the-dolphin programs have a dark underbelly, and those on the inside are starting to speak out against them.

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While Sea Life Park on Oahu has captive dolphins you can swim with, the vast majority of dolphin adventures here in Hawaii involve boating out to where the dolphins naturally congregate and hopping over the side with a mask and snorkel . The rules are very strict. You have to stay by the boat. You are not allowed to approach the dolphins (if you try to touch one it is a $25,000 fine). However if the dolphin approaches you out of curiosity (and they often do) that is also fine, so long as you don't touch them.

May 08 08:50

Woman falls over at home and regains sight after 20 years of blindness

A woman who was been blind for more than 20 years has regained her sight – after falling over and hitting her head at her home in Florida.

Mary Ann Franco, 70, gradually became blind after injuring her spine in a car accident in 1993.

May 08 08:44

New administration rule would allow thousands of eagle deaths from wind farms

Environmentalists have been successful in halting development by claiming damage to small fish, toads, and small mammals.

But eagles – they're apparently fair game, as long as the beautiful birds are killed as a result of getting caught in a wind turbine.

May 08 07:48

Breaking Point: Heroin in America

The overdose death rate in 2008 was nearly four times the 1999 rate. Although this program claims that most of the heroin that enters the US comes through Mexico, it fails to mention that 90% of the world's heroin supply comes from Afghanistan. 15 years after the US invasion undid the work of the Taliban, who'd nearly obliterated heroin production prior to 2001, today 35% of Afghanistan's legal GDP is derived from raw opium.

Opiates have been used as a weapon between nations for hundreds of years. If the situation in America seems epidemic, Russia has less than half the population of the United States and more than four times the number of heroin addicts.

May 07 16:44

After warning people to never see VAXXED, establishment science trolls are now telling people they shouldn’t watch ‘Climate Hustle’ either… ever wonder why?

Establishment science shills have been quite busy lately in their attempts to suppress free speech in America – the latest example involving the newly released documentary film Climate Hustle, which is receiving the same sort of bashing by mainstream science cheerleaders as the movie VAXXED provoked.

May 07 11:16

Mount St Helens is recharging 36 years after 'deadliest blast in US history’: Volcano’s replenished magma stores are setting off a series of earthquakes, warn scientists

The most active volcano in the Pacific Northwest has begun to stir again.

Since March of this year, scientists have detected more than 130 small magnitude earthquakes beneath Mount St. Helens, with up to 40 occurring per week.

This behaviour indicates that the volcano is steadily recharging – but while it may sound alarming, the experts say they haven’t yet spotted any signs of an imminent eruption.

May 07 09:33

First The Microbiologists Noticed (Dead Microbiologist Master List)

Marconi Scientists Mystery

In the 1980's over two dozen science graduates and experts working for Marconi or Plessey Defence Systems died in mysterious circumstances, most appearing to be suicides., The MOD denied these scientists had been involved in classified Star Wars Projects and that the deaths were in any way connected. Judge for yourself...

May 07 08:26

VICTORY! Munduruku People Win Fight Against Tapajós Dam

By Derrick Broze

The Munduruku Peoples of the Brazilian Amazon are celebrating a victory in their fight to protect their lands from planned hydroelectric plants.

The National Foundation for the Indian (FUNAI) has issued a historic ruling that will demarcate and protect a 700-square-mile territory of the Munduruku Peoples along the Tapajós River, in the Brazilian Amazon. The ruling is the latest decision in the Munduruku’s fight to protect their ancestral lands from flooding as part of planned hydroelectric dams. The demarcation and protection of the lands will now prevent the Munduruku’s land from being flooded. The final demarcation must be approved by presidential decree after 90 days before becoming law...

May 07 08:18

The Case Against Hillary Clinton

A proven catastrophe is far worse than a merely possible catastrophe; so, if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee, I shall vote for Donald Trump, and then just hope that the worst things that he had said regarding public policy were lies, and that the best things that he had said regarding public policy reflected his actual beliefs.

Hillary offers not only her lies but something real (a record that’s highly relevant to the office she’s seeking) — and it’s repulsive. Trump, by contrast, offers no relevant track-record at all on public-policy matters. That’s not a virtue on his part, it’s a lack of the worst possible vice (a vile record of actual policies while in public office), for a potential U.S. President.

Given a choice between a proven psychopath, versus merely a possible (or even a likely) psychopath, I’ll definitely opt for the latter. It’s the only intelligent thing to do. Anything else would be suckerdom.

May 07 05:42

Hanford nuclear facility a far greater threat to the West Coast than Fukushima … Here’s why

Although much attention has been focused on the threat posed to the U.S. West Coast by radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima disaster, an even greater threat has gone largely ignored, warns nuclear historian Robert Jacobs of the Hiroshima Peace Institute.

May 06 16:07

Survival Communications After a Collapse: “Pringles Can And Broadband Routers Could Create a WiFi Network”

Has anyone ever tried this, or think it will work in off-grid or survival communities?

Your best option, then, may be to set up your own community computer network – and the most sensible technology would be Wi-Fi, as the components are easily available. “You could loot a PC World for broadband routers and then hit a garage or supermarket for some Pringles cans,” says Bloch. “With those, you can probably build a reasonable network across a scorched suburb.”

Why a Pringle can? Well, it can be used to create a cantenna which would be capable of boosting a Wi-Fi signal from your computer. “Some students in Kansas made a cantenna that transmitted over 100 miles a few years ago,” says Bloch.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 06 14:53

The Mercury Transit of 2016: Visibility Maps and Charts

The 2016 Transit of Mercury will be visible from most places on Earth, but not all regions. Sorry viewers in Australia and Antarctica, it looks like you're out of luck to see it firsthand. But there's always webcasts!

May 06 12:54

Eco-terrorists plot? Second wildfire in Canada near an oil & gas operation in British Columbia on the same latitude as Ft McMurray

New Alert for people in Canada, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse. Now a new large area has began burning in British Columbia on top of what is already going on in Alberta Canada.

As most people might already know, an extremely large fire has broken out across Northeast Alberta Canada near Fort McMurray. The massive fires have now forced the evacuation of over 88,000 people, with the loss of thousands of houses, and burning over 210,000 square acres in a matter of a few days time.

Now all of a sudden, massive plumes of smoke are appearing EXACTLY due West in British Columbia at another Oil + Gas pumping operation just North of Fort St. John, BC Canada.

(The new widespread fire location is upwind by 350 miles / 500km on the exact same latitude 56 43 N)

May 06 12:40

Scientists Have Just Grown Two-Week Old Human Embryos in a Lab for the First Time

It is the longest scientists have ever been able to keep them alive outside of a mother.

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May 06 12:34

U.S. giant Dannon announces plan to remove all dairy supplies and farmers who don't comply with GMO-free standards

Some goliaths must fall (like Monsanto), for all the suffering they cause, but other giants can be transformed from the inside out, through a change in heart. That's what is happening to the top US yogurt producer Dannon.

The entire company is having a positive change of heart. A company this size has tremendous influence over the dairy industry. Their product standards strongly influence dairy farmers and whether or not cows are fed GMOs and antibiotics. If enough giants like Dannon start siding with consumer and planetary health, then the evil ones poisoning our future (like Monsanto) will slowly fade away into the dark vestiges of history.

May 06 12:33

People Just Wanna Be Slaves: New $200 Shock Bracelet Zaps Away Bad Habits

We are training ourselves like dogs now, with Pavlov-style shock bracelets.

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May 06 12:33

Big Pharma knowingly created prescription drug epidemic and raked in billions: report

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times has revealed that the pharmaceutical company that sells the opiate painkiller OxyContin knew the drug was highly addictive — but pushed it anyway.

The Times obtained thousands of pages of confidential Purdue documents and learned company executives have known about the problem for decades.

“Even before OxyContin went on the market, clinical trials showed many patients weren’t getting 12 hours of relief. Since the drug’s debut in 1996, the company has been confronted with additional evidence, including complaints from doctors, reports from its own sales reps and independent research,” the Times reports.

And even more damning, “The company has held fast to the claim of 12-hour relief, in part to protect its revenue. OxyContin’s market dominance and its high price — up to hundreds of dollars per bottle — hinge on its 12-hour duration. Without that, it offers little advantage over less expensive painkillers.”

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There is one thing to know about all high-level executives at drug companies; before accepting that very well paying position, they have to have their consciences surgically removed before taking the job, in order to lie well to protect corporate profits at all cost.

May 06 12:20

TWO MORE MMR VACCINE WHISTLEBLOWERS: THEY’RE SUING

“The bigger the lie, the bigger the truth it is concealing. The truth is what people are afraid to accept.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

The censored film, Vaxxed (trailer), has escaped the claws of the “protectors of all truth.” It has been showing to packed houses all over the country. It relates the specific crime of scientific fraud at the CDC. A whistleblower, William Thompson, confesses that he and his CDC colleagues lied and cheated and omitted vital data, in order to give the MMR vaccine a free pass and claim it had no connection to autism—when it did have a connection.

That’s the purpose and meaning and focus of this astonishing film.

But there is more. There are other whistleblowers shining a light on the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. Specifically, the mumps component of the vaccine and its ineffectiveness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The medical/industrial complex lies in order to protect profits; it is just that simple.

May 06 11:19

The Intelligence Problem [Race and IQ]

Does race exist? Is IQ meaningful? Is race and IQ linked? Can we just individuals based upon this research? These questions and more are addressed in this video from Reality Calls.

May 06 10:19

Big Pharma Exposed for Knowingly Causing Opioid Epidemic, Ushering in a Heroin Nightmare

By Claire Bernish

Big Pharma created the legal opiate addiction epidemic and its outgrowth, rampant heroin abuse, because pharmaceutical corporations’ own addiction to profit arguably trumps any concern it may have had for patients. Though the accusation may seem harsh, the evidence has never been more apparent thanks to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times — which presents a scathing condemnation of the company behind the notorious painkiller, OxyContin.

Two decades ago, Purdue Pharma began marketing OxyContin — a chemical cousin to heroin — with the claim its 12-hour “smooth and sustained” dosing would revolutionize the treatment of pain. However, the claim is not only problematic in that its duration is often hours less than promised — leading patients to experience symptoms of withdrawal — but Purdue knew that before the painkiller ever hit the market...

May 06 09:39

Ecuador Shocking Footage Of Earthquake

May 06 08:28

8 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Medical Self-Care

By Gaye Levy

Something not frequently addressed by the survival and prepping community is the importance of good health and medical self-care. What I am referring to is individual responsibility for our own physical and mental wellness.

Why is this important? If there were to be a major disruptive event, whether local, regional or global in nature, you will need the stamina to survive adverse and even austere conditions, perhaps with minimal food, shelter, and water. Health care facilities may be scarce, if they exist at all.

Think about it. As much as we prep and do our best to store a year’s worth of food and supplies, how much attention do we actually pay to taking care of ourselves and staying informed of medical issues and topics?...

May 06 08:12

Monsanto’s Next Weedkiller Uses RNA and It’s Far Worse Than RoundUp

Waking Times

While you and I are obsessed with glyphosate, Monsanto is turning to other genetically-modified atrocities — like RNA pesticides.

May 06 06:57

Was Prince a pill popper? Acetaminophen and oxycodone found in his system

The late artist formerly known as Prince was found to have Percocet in his deceased body, lab tests from an autopsy show.

May 05 18:12

The Truth Cartoon That Got This Farmer Fired – His Epic Response!

By Heather Callaghan

“I did my research and only submitted the facts in my cartoon”

It was another week; another cartoon for farmer and comic artist Rick Friday – until the newspaper fired him after he dropped a truth bomb about corporate reality...

May 05 17:40

“Medical Errors”: Going to the Hospital Ranks As Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S. (Updated)

Unfortunately, there’s no reason to believe that these numbers will fall in the near future. Between the proliferation of socialized medicine (which results in fewer doctors who are under more stress, and thus, make more mistakes), the rise of superbugs, and doctors who give out drugs like candy, someday soon going to the hospital may be just as hazardous for your health as it was before the 20th century.

May 05 14:59

USA ranks 37 in health care

May 05 11:25

Trump Names Former Soros Money Manager as Trump National Campaign Finance Chair

This is really not going to go down well with the Trump fanboys.

Donald Trump has not only named a bankster to head his national finance campaign, to run his money raising efforts now that he has determined that he will not self-finance his general election, but a bankster that used to work for George Soros and also spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs.

According to WSJ, Steven Mnuchin, was today named as Trump campaign national finance chair.

May 05 11:22

Government Warns Eastern USA in serious NEW earthquakes danger! (NJ, NYC and VA in particular danger!)

A new study using sonic mapping found sections of old rock beneath the US east coast disintegrating

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Isn't that what fracking is supposed to do???

May 05 10:12

Massive Earthquake Looming As Pressure Builds On San Andreas Fault: “Wound Very, Very Tight”

Scientists have issued a dire warning that Southern California and the Los Angeles area could be in the path of a major earthquake of 7.0 magnitude or greater.

Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.
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The devastating potential of the fault became clear with a 1857 temblor, which had an estimated magnitude of 7.9… The quake was so powerful that the soil liquefied, causing trees as far away as Stockton to sink. Trees were also uprooted west of Fort Tejon. The shaking lasted 1 to 3 minutes.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 05 09:30

High blood pressure? Drinking cherry juice is 'as good as medication', study claims

People who drank 60ml of cherry concentrate, diluted with water, saw their blood pressure drop by 7 per cent within three hours.

May 05 09:11

Politics: Trump releases seven-point health care reform plan . . . and it's excellent

My job is to write what I think about whatever happens on a given day. It's not to only write what I think will result in a certain outcome. So when I tell you that Donald Trump's new seven-point health care reform plan is excellent, some of you are going to say: Don't say that now! It'll help Trump! #NeverTrump!!!

But my job is not to care one way or the other about who it will help or hurt. It's to say what I honestly think. And what I honestly think is that the plan Trump released yesterday is as good as I've heard from anyone in the race - if not necessarily better - for how to replace ObamaCare. I'm going to excerpt the seven points entirely from Trump's web site:

May 05 08:42

Third Leading Cause of Death in America: Going to the Hospital

So many people die from “medical errors” in our hospitals, that it’s become the third leading cause of death in America. It outranks car accidents, murders, and suicides put together, and by a wide margin. It’s only surpassed by cancer and heart disease as the leading causes of death.

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May 05 08:39

San Andreas Fault is "Ready to Go" According to Experts

For decades Californians have been warned repeatedly that the “big one” is coming. Someday a massive earthquake is going rip through the San Andreas Fault, possibly causing thousands of casualties and billions of dollars in damage. So far nothing that serious has occurred in recent memory. With the exception of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the state has been largely spared from any serious tectonic disaster.

But according to some experts we may not have to wait much longer, especially in regards to the southern portion of the San Andreas fault near San Diego and Los Angeles. That’s because it’s been so long since this fault has had an earthquake. The pressure is building there. The fault typically has a major earthquake every 100 years or so, but this particular portion hasn’t experienced a major quake since 1857, which was a magnitude 7.9.

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May 05 08:26

TTIP - American Economic Imperialism Exposed

These so-called “free trade agreements” are not trade agreements. The purpose of the “partnerships,” which were drafted by global corporations, is to make corporations immune to the laws of sovereign countries in which they do business. Any country’s sovereign law whether social, environmental, food safety, labor protections—any law or regulation—that impacts a corporation’s profits is labeled a “restraint on trade.” The “partnerships” permit corporations to file a suit that overturns the law or regulation and also awards the corporation damages paid by the taxpayers of the country that tried to protect its environment or the safety of its food and workers.

May 05 06:44

Medical Errors Killing Americans At A Surprising Rate

May 04, 2016 - A new study released Tuesday found that preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Only heart disease and cancer claim more lives. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

May 05 06:10

FEDERAL SPENDING BILL APPROPRIATES TAX PAYER DOLLARS TO BE USED TO SPREAD PRO-GMO PROPAGANDA

As more food companies are opting to go “GMO-free” in response to rising public awareness, Monsanto and the biotech industry can count on their friends in government to help counter the movement. A paragraph tucked into a new spending bill would give the green light for a government propaganda campaign on behalf of GMO giants.

May 04 20:28

Mattis versus Trump

Trump was invited last week by the The National Interest to give his first speech on foreign policy.

To everyone’s surprise – but probably not that of the organisaters - «the Donald» did not have anything to say about his position on various subjects, aimed at satisfying one lobby or another, but instead delivered an analysis of US policy and describing its total overhaul.

He delivered a criticism of neo-conservative ideology, which has held power since the coup d’etat of September 11th 2001.

He continued with an indirect attack on the «military-industrial complex», blaming the general excess of weapons in the world. There was no mistake – for the first time since the assassination of John Kennedy, a presidential candidate was denouncing the omnipotence of the arms manufacturers, who have eaten up almost all of US industry.

May 04 16:47

An Inconvenient Review: After 10 Years Al Gore’s Film Is Still Alarmingly Inaccurate (with poll)

It’s been nearly one decade since former Vice President Al Gore released his film “An Inconvenient Truth.” It sent shockwaves through American politics and emboldened environmental activists to push for more regulations on American businesses.

May 04 16:27

40 Studies Saying GMOs Are Bad For You

As May 21st approaches, offering us a chance to stand united in a global March Against Monsanto, the website March Against Monsanto has put out 40 independent studies to persuade us on the harms that GMOs and the use of glyphosate cause.

May 04 16:16

Tech and Tradition Converge at Organic Workshop

By Brian Berletic

When some think about organic agriculture they think of a throwback to a simpler era of traditional, idyllic techniques that cannot possibly compete with modern big-agriculture. However, they would be wrong. Organic agriculture simply means the lack of chemicals being sprayed on crops as fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides as well as a lack of artificial laboratory-borne genetic manipulation.

It does not, however, mean other means of boosting efficiency cannot be used such as automation, precision irrigation, sensors, data loggers, solar energy, and other methods new and old, high-tech and low-tech.

At a Phetchaburi organic workshop, a local network of organic farmers converged to impart their knowledge on other farmers and prospective farmers. Most remarkable about this network is the age of most of the farmers, many of whom are in their 50s and 60s...

May 04 16:07

Israel settlement construction should keep going: Trump

I gotta bad feeling!

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Israel should continue construction of illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank.

Asked in an interview with the British paper Daily Mail whether there should be a pause in settlement construction in the occupied territories, Trump responded: “No, I don't think there should be a pause.”

Trump said the settlement construction must “keep going” and “keep moving forward,” because Palestinians fired “thousands of missiles” at Israel.

May 04 15:48

Lemon Eucalyptus Oil As Effective As DEET, Confirms CDC

By Amanda Froelich

This is the first time a plant-based mosquito repellent has been endorsed by the CDC.

Whether you loathe mosquito bites or are concerned about illnesses such as malaria and the Zika virus, it’ll be a necessity to protect yourself from the nagging insects this spring, summer, and fall. Luckily, a natural remedy exists which is just as effective as repellents, which contain the pesticide DEET (N,N-diethyl meta-toluamide)...

May 04 15:19

Study: “World’s Best Healthcare” -FAIL- Medical Errors Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death in US

By Claire Bernish

Medical errors kill more people in the United States than anything else except heart disease and cancer, a stunning new study has found.

Scientists from Johns Hopkins finally quantified the number of deaths from medical mistakes — such as incorrect diagnoses, medication errors, botched surgeries, etc. — because those errors aren’t specifically tracked under the current system.

Analyzing medical death rates from four separate previous studies, the Johns Hopkins team found 251,454 deaths out of 35,416,020 hospitalizations stemmed from various medical errors — which they say amounts to 9.5 percent of all deaths in the U.S...

May 04 14:58

Over 2,500 Georgia Children Tested Positive For Lead Poisoning Last Year

More than 2,500 children in Georgia tested positive for lead poisoning in 2014, according to a new report, the latest sign that the dangerous neurotoxin poses a risk to Americans beyond the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

May 04 14:05

3rd Biggest Killer In US Is Medical Error – Johns Hopkins Study

Research has discovered that medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. With more than 250,000 deaths of this kind annually, researchers from Johns Hopkins University urge addressing systemic problems with the US system.

May 04 13:49

More Charges For Martin Shkreli? DA Thinks So

Martin Shkreli, poster boy for pharmaceutical industry greed, is due back in court for another arraignment. On top of the counts already piled up against him, he may face securities charges for using his old company Retrophin as an ATM for other ventures.

May 04 12:10

New Evidence of Undiscovered, Mysterious Planet Nine Befuddles Astronomers

For the second time this year, world-class astronomers claimed to have proven the existence of Planet Nine despite being baffled about the planet’s genesis and uncertainty of its present location.

May 04 11:15

Americans Waste Enough Food To End World Hunger

You need to know this … While much of the mainstream media was focused on 2016 election cycle, Secretary of State John Kerry was making history with his granddaughter at the United Nations.

May 04 10:09

Revealed: How NASA saved the Kepler space telescope from suicide

And you think you’ve had tough remote support jobs

May 04 09:26

Behavior therapy NOT drugs should be used to treat ADHD in young children, say experts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that three in four young kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are put on medicines.

May 04 09:25

NEW RESEARCH LINKS CELL PHONES TO CANCER & OTHER ISSUES IN CHILDREN

The studies link cell phones to a slew of health issues in children. That’s why experts say parents and expecting mothers need to be extra careful. Cell phones are a part of our every day lives and a cause for concern for researchers who see them as a health risk — especially for infants and children. “The weight of the evidence is clear: cell phones do cause brain cancer,” said Dr. Devras Davis, president, Environmental Health Trust.

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