SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

Nov 05 10:15

High-fat diet can postpone brain aging: Study

New Danish-led research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease...

The researchers see a particular positive effect when the mice are given the so-called medium chain fatty acids – e.g. from coconut oil...

Nov 05 10:14

Pot wins, GMO labeling too close to call in Oregon

Oregon voters legalized marijuana on Tuesday, but a bill to label genetically engineered food was too close to call.

Proposals seeking open primaries and issuing drivers cards for unauthorized immigrants failed, as did a ballot measure that would have allowed the state to take on debt for student financial aid.

Nov 05 10:13

GMO Labeling: Colorado Voters Reject Food Measure; Maui Voters Approve

In the latest bids for states to compel companies to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, Colorado voters decided the issue in their state today.

Proposition 105, was defeated by a roughly 2-1 margin Tuesday.

Oregon voters also considered a measure, but it is still too close to call — the no vote leading the yes vote by two percentage points with more than 80 percent of the vote counted.

In Hawaii, Maui County voters considered an initiative that went far beyond labeling. By a slim margin, voters decided to temporarily ban genetically engineered crops.

"The county's first-ever ballot initiative targeting global agriculture companies Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences attracted nearly $8 million from opponents," Honolulu Civil Beat reports, "making it the most expensive campaign in Hawaii's history."

That the expense equates to "more than $75 per registered voter in Maui County, which has a population of just around 160,000."

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It isn't just candidates who steal elections ...

Nov 05 10:00

WHO asks Canada to justify Ebola visa ban

The World Health Organization has asked Canada to justify its decision to limit travel to this country from the West African countries combating Ebola.

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How's this for starters?

Nov 05 09:44

5 Ayurvedic Herbs That Have Been Shown To Destroy Cancer Cells

by Alanna Ketler

In a time where cancer is an extremely common disease, finding effective and safe cures to treat cancer should be a high priority. The general population doesn’t hear much about alternative cures like dichloroacetate, for example, which has been shown to be effective in treating cancer.

It is important for these alternative cancer treatments to become more widely accepted, but it is even more important for the information on cancer prevention to become more of a focal point in the “fight against cancer.” Best way to treat cancer? To not get it in the first place. Until we clean up things like our diets and overall toxic environments, cancer will continue to become more prevalent. Public education is needed.

Without further adieu, here are the top 5 Ayurvedic herbs that have been shown to destroy cancer cells...

Nov 05 09:30

Google reveals it is developing a computer so smart it can program itself

Google's secretive artificial intelligence researchers have revealed a computer that they hope will one day be able to program itself. Developers at Google's secretive DeepMind start-up, which it bought for $400 million earlier this year, are attempting to mimic some of the properties of the human brain's short-term working memory.

Nov 05 09:19

Health professionals claim the flu kills 49,000 people per year, urge Americans to ignore Ebola and get flu shots

As flu season approaches, the U.S. media have been filling up with stories claiming that the flu is far more dangerous than Ebola, and urging people to stop worrying about Ebola and just get flu shots instead. These stories have been repeating the common misinformation that the flu kills thousands or even tens of thousands of people nationally each year.

But the truth is that very few people die from the flu. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deliberately manipulates the numbers of flu deaths in order to convince people that they need to protect themselves against a deadly disease by getting vaccinated.

Nov 05 09:18

Natural broccoli compound sulforaphane provides temporary relief from autistic symptoms

Within four weeks, many of those taking sulforaphane experienced significant improvements in verbal communication and social interaction, and reductions in repetitive, ritualistic behaviors compared with those assigned the placebo. These improvements continued throughout the course of the study, and by 18 weeks, participants had shown further improvements in awareness, communication, mannerisms and motivation, and reductions in hyperactivity, irritability, lethargy and repetitive movements.

These improvements had reversed themselves by the time participants had been off of sulforaphane for four weeks, however.

Nov 05 07:57

Medications are the number one cause of allergy-related death in America

(NaturalNews) Pharmaceutical drugs are the top cause of sudden, allergy-related death in the United States, according to a study conducted by researchers from Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on September 30.

The researchers reviewed mortality records in which the cause of death was listed as anaphylaxis, which refers to a severe reaction occurring within moments of exposure to an allergen. They note that, unlike other countries including the United Kingdom, the United States does not maintain a national registry of anaphylaxis deaths.

Nov 05 07:36

A Small Step Backward for Mankind

Argument
A Small Step Backward for Mankind
Why America needs to embrace a culture of risk in order to build the next-generation space program.

BY Konstantin Kakaes
NOVEMBER 5, 2014

Two rockets crashed last week: one carrying cargo to Earth orbit, the other on a test flight for a suborbital manned spacecraft. It will take some time for the causes of each accident to emerge; there is no reason to believe the accidents have anything specific, besides timing, in common.

Nov 04 23:03

Newly Discovered Neuron Adds to the Mystery of the Mind

Waking Times

The human brain is continually changing and evolving, and some believe it has even been steadily growing smaller since the stone age, while our intelligence has increased. With the rapidly advancing pace of science, our understanding of how the brain works is also evolving, and becoming more mysterious as we explore the frontiers of science and human consciousness.

Nov 04 22:58

Disgusting and Cruel School Lunches Prompt Massive Student Boycott

Waking Times

Today, starts the first day of one of the largest, most viral student-led lunchtime boycotts. Farmington High School of Farmington, Connecticut organized the Facebook event to boycott the school lunches for November 3-7th. The peaceful consumer demonstration protests not only the incredibly dismal quality of the food, but also the harsh credit system that denies lunches when accounts are slightly overdrawn. Over 500 people have signed up to attend.

Nov 04 15:51

Cannabis wars: Lebanese pot growers arm-up against ISIS invaders

Ask any hippie or smuggler from 1950 onwards

Nov 04 15:49

New quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes exist, interact

To the average person, quantum mechanics is the convoluted, science fiction-y branch of physics. A radical new theory plays into that, proposing that parallel universes exist and interact with each other ? and that scientists may be able to test for them.

Nov 04 14:31

“Fresh” Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, major quarantine violations keep infection chain going

A SHIT STORM ENSUES AS THOUSANDS OF STARVING AND INFECTED PEOPLE VIOLATE QUARANTINE

Nov 04 12:31

MUST HEAR: FRANCIS BOYLE: NIH MATED EBOLA W/ COMMON COLD; AIRBORNE; EBOLA WEAPONIZED

Nov 04 11:22

Government Lied About Pandemic Which Killed 50 Million People … Attempt to “Prevent Panic” Backfired

In the United States, national and local government and public health authorities badly mishandled the [1918 "Spanish Flu"] epidemic [which killed up to 50 million people worldwide], offering a useful case study.

The context is important. Every country engaged in World War I tried to control public perception. To avoid hurting morale, even in the nonlethal first wave the press in countries fighting in the war did not mention the outbreak. (But Spain was not at war and its press wrote about it, so the pandemic became known as the Spanish flu).

The United States was no different. In 1917 California Senator Hiram Johnson made the since-famous observation that “The first casualty when war comes is truth.” The U.S. government passed a law that made it punishable by 20 years in jail to “utter, print, write or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the government of the United States.”

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"It is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation of public opinion." -- Joseph Paul Goebbels. (1897-1945) Nazi Propaganda Minister.

Nov 04 10:40

There is no Ebola vaccine 'because the virus previously only affected poor African nations', WHO chief says

A vaccine to protect millions from the Ebola virus decades after it was first detected does not exist because the disease previously only affected poor African nations.

The head of the World Health Organisation's scathing conclusion came as nearly 5,000 people have lost their lives to the hemorrhagic fever - the majority in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Dr Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO, criticized drugs companies for turning their backs on 'markets that cannot pay'.

Nov 04 10:02

"The GMO Deception": How Big Ag and the Government Are Putting Your Food at Risk

Colorado and Oregon could soon become the first states in the nation to pass ballot initiatives mandating the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms. Earlier this year, Vermont became the first state to approve GMO labeling through the legislative process, but the decision is now being challenged in the courts. Numerous items are already sold in grocery stores containing genetically modified corn and soy, but companies are currently not required to inform consumers.

Nov 04 08:31

Ebola Travel Bans Buy Only Time, Not Safety

Last week Canada stopped issuing visas to travelers from the three West African countries battling Ebola, echoing a decision Australia made days earlier. The new policies are the biggest travel restrictions yet from wealthy countries. They are intended to keep the virus from spreading, and they probably won’t work.

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Buying time is critical, to get ahead of the infection chains.

Nov 04 08:30

Latest Updates / Thousands break Ebola quarantine to find food in Sierra Leone

A group of aid agencies says that thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them.

In order to prevent the spread of Ebola, large swaths of the West African country have been sealed off and within those areas many people have been ordered to stay in their homes. The government, with help from the U.N.'s World Food Program, is tasked with delivering food and other services to those people.

But Jeanne Kamara of Christian Aid in Sierra Leone said Tuesday that there are many "nooks and crannies" in the country that are being missed. Her agency and others that belong to the Disasters Emergency Committee umbrella organization are trying to fill the gaps. (AP)

Nov 04 08:29

Fresh Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone raises fears of new infection chain

A fresh outbreak of Ebola in a part of Sierra Leone where the virus was thought to have been contained has raised fears of a new, uncontrolled infection chain that could send the death toll soaring.

A Red Cross ambulance team was sent to the remote district of Koinadugu, which had prided itself on being the only area to have kept Ebola at bay, from on Tuesday to urgently collect 30 corpses for medical burial.

Nov 04 08:03

Ebola Quarantines? Your Fear and Safety Doesn't Trump Anyone's Rights

Joe Wright
Activist Post

Is it legal to lock people up against their will for mere "suspicion" of something? It's not a difficult question. The correct answer is NO, it's not legal. But fear of Ebola seems to make the answer not so simple for many Americans.

Many otherwise logical and liberty-minded folks have quickly dumped their principles over Ebola fears; a crisis which they believe to be real, demanding draconian actions from the government to protect the public...

Nov 04 07:11

Disability groups go to UN over Australia’s forced sterilisation practice

The forced sterilisation of people with disability and the nonconsensual genital “normalisation” of intersex babies and children in Australia are being brought to the United Nations torture committee.

Nov 04 07:07

Drug Makers Push for Indemnity for Fast-Tracked Ebola Vaccines

For starters, vaccine manufacturers are demanding indemnity against lawsuits that may arise from the use of a fast-tracked Ebola vaccine,2 similar to the indemnity claimed by the United Nations (UN), whose peacekeepers stand accused of causing the cholera outbreak in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the small country.

An estimated 700,000 Haitians have contracted cholera and 8,500 have died from it since the beginning of the outbreak. While the source of the outbreak could not be conclusively determined, a group of Haitians filed a lawsuit against the UN in 2013.

A lawyer for the US Justice Department recently called for the case to be dismissed, saying the UN is "absolutely immune" to claims of wrongdoing.3 This is the kind of "immunity" vaccine makers want as well, but indemnity might not be quite as easy to get as initially thought in this case.

Nov 04 07:00

No matter who wins, today's election outcome can't stop America's head-on course toward self-destruction

Regardless of the outcome of today's U.S. mid-term elections, there are some things that won't change one iota. While most of America has finally come to realize what a disaster Obama's presidency has really been in real-world terms, there are at least five other disasters looming in America's near future. And neither Republicans nor Democrats have any real plan to deal with these issues... especially when it's so much easier to get elected by slandering your opponent rather than proposing practical solutions.

So here's my warning on the five biggest threats still facing America in the years ahead. Don't hold your breath thinking anyone in Washington D.C. is willing to address any of these. After all, they are the ones who created most of these problems in the first place.

Nov 04 06:34

Some ObamaCare patients with high deductibles turning to community care centers

When ObamaCare patients learn their deductible is so high they’re unlikely to get any reimbursement, they often wind up in places like the Denton, Texas Community Care Center.

"There are quite a few, and I saw another one today, where their deductibles are so elevated that they can't afford them," said Dr. Flippo Masciarelli, chief physician at the center, which was designed to treat indigent patients.

Robert Laszewski of Health Policy and Strategy Associates noted, "You're going to the doctor, you're paying (a) premium, and because of this really high deductible, you're not getting any benefits."

Nov 04 06:25

Monsanto to Keep Selling Pesticide-Coated Seeds EPA Says Don't Help Yields ? And May Harm Bees

Neonicotinoids Found in 100 Percent of Midwestern Streams Tested

This is mostly a call for boycotting gmo - but I was doing that already

Nov 04 06:19

Drug Makers Push for Indemnity for Fast-Tracked Ebola Vaccines

Selenium deficiency linked to Ebola bleed-out

Nov 03 21:10

Here’s Why You May Not Want to Celebrate “Flu Season” with a Flu Shot

It’s that time of year again.

You can’t even go to stores without being bombarded with signs and displays promoting it.

Everywhere you go, people are talking about it.

After all, it is a very profitable time of year.

‘Tis the season, as they say.

No, I’m not referring to the holiday season – I’m referring to flu shot season.

What are the reasons the flu vaccine is being pushed onto us so forcefully? Is the flu THAT deadly? Does the government truly have our best interests in mind?

Nov 03 18:21

Europe has 421 million fewer birds than 30 years ago - Study finds about 90% of a decline in the most common bird species, including grey partridges, skylarks, sparrows & starlings

Europe has an estimated 421 million fewer birds than three decades ago, and current treatment of the environment is unsustainable for many common species, a study released on Monday said.

Nov 03 16:20

Our thorny “Thern” problem (Earth: A mind-controlled planet)

I really liked the Disney film, John Carter of Mars, based on the Barsoom (Mars) series of articles and books written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, starting in 1912

Nov 03 16:16

Fifth doctor in Sierra Leone dies of Ebola

A doctor in Sierra Leone died of Ebola overnight on Sunday, making him the fifth physician in the West African country to succumb to the disease.

Nov 03 15:54

The Subjugation Of India By The US Rests On Monsanto’s Control Of Agriculture

After a study of GMOs over a four-year plus period, India’s multi-party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture recommended a ban on GM food crops stating they had no role in a country of small farmers. The Supreme Court appointed a technical expert committee (TEC), which recommended an indefinite moratorium on the field trials of GM crops until the government devised a proper regulatory and safety mechanism. As yet, no such mechanism exists, but open field trials are being given the go ahead. GMO crops approved for field trials include rice, maize, chickpea, sugarcane, and brinjal.

Nov 03 13:56

Some in DoD Worried That Ebola Could Go Airborne

As the international community continues to grapple with Ebola, some in the Defense Department are concerned that the deadly virus could become airborne.

Ebola has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa during the latest outbreak, and officials project that thousands more in the region could die. There is no known cure or vaccine.

Nov 03 13:55

After Botching Ebola, WHO to Pick New Africa Boss

After acknowledging that it bungled the response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the World Health Organization is electing a new regional director for its Africa office this week. Critics say it's about time.

WHO Africa is widely acknowledged to be the U.N. health agency's weakest regional office. In an internal draft document obtained by the Associated Press last month, WHO blamed its staff in Africa for initially botching the response to Ebola, describing many of its regional staff as "politically-motivated appointments" and noted numerous complaints about WHO officials in West Africa.

Nov 03 13:54

Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload rises

Pennsylvania health officials as of Monday afternoon were monitoring 135 people for possible Ebola symptoms, an increase of 30 from last week.

All have recently arrived in Pennsylvania after visiting one of the areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. However, none are known to have had direct exposure to Ebola, or have shown symptoms.

Nov 03 12:32

CDC to purchase 1.4 million surgical gowns as Ebola concerns grow

FEDERAL AGENCY PREPARING TO DEAL WITH NEW CASES OF VIRUS

Nov 03 11:39

After you read this you’ll never look at milk the same way again!

I find it disturbing that there are people who are working really hard to prevent the truth about the dairy industry from getting out.

Nov 03 11:09

The media agrees to downplay Ebola

The Associated Press and other press outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed.

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But Nina Pham getting her dog back was covered in every major media outlet!

The "viral RNA test" or "viral load" test is based on polymerase chain reaction replication of a test sample, but the developer of that test claims it is inappropriate to use it as a diagnostic tool. During early infections it is possible to start with a sample that does not contain the pathogen and there have already been false-negatives using this test.

Nov 03 11:02

Rosetta’s massive comet 67P compared to a scale Boeing 747

As the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta probe has closed on comet 67P, it has started sending back really amazing pictures of its surface. As cool as the images are, it can be hard to fully grasp the scale of the comet. It’s not particularly massive by cometary standards, but it’s still huge compared to most other things. One thoughtful individual has managed to estimate the size of a Boeing 747 in the Rosetta images and paste one in.

Nov 03 10:39

Coenzyme Q10 Helps Veterans Battle Gulf War Illness Symptoms

Eighty percent of treated veterans improved physical function.

Roughly one-third of the 700,000 United States troops who fought in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War have subsequently developed a distinct set of chronic health problems, dubbed Gulf War illness. Their symptoms, from fatigue, muscle pain and weakness to decreased cognitive function and gastrointestinal and skin problems, persist decades after the conflict...

Nov 03 10:28

‘US fracking extremely dangerous, poses cancer threat’

The way that oil and gas fracking is practiced in the US is dangerous to public health exposing people living around wells to respiratory infections, cancer and a reduction in brain activity, David O. Carpenter, environmental health expert, told RT.

Scientists have discovered dangerously high level of cancer-causing chemicals in the air around fracking wells in five different states in the US. A report revealed that levels of benzene, hydrogen sulfide and formaldehyde were many times above American air pollution limits and were detected within residential areas near to fracking sites.

Nov 03 10:19

Largest Sunspot in 24 Years Wows Scientists, But Also Mystifies

The biggest sunspot to grace the face of the sun in more than two decades just rotated out of Earth's view, but it was responsible for kicking up some truly amazing solar activity this week.

The sunspot (called Active Region 12192 or AR 2192) shot off four powerful flares in four days recently, with many more smaller flares sprinkled in as well. The sunspot region was about the size of the planet Jupiter and is the largest solar flare observed in 24 years.

AR 2192 was actually one of the biggest observed sunspots of all time, ranking 33rd largest of 32,908 active regions since 1874, according to NASA scientists C. Alex Young and Dean Pesnell.

Nov 03 10:17

Europe's Most Common Bird Species are Rapidly Declining

Researchers from the University of Exeter studied 144 species of bird from 25 different countries and found that Europe's bird population had decreased by 421 million within a 30 year period.

Around 90% of the losses were from the continent's 36 most common species, including house sparrows, skylarks, grey partridges and starlings.

Nov 03 10:03

Obamacare Could Face Large Numbers of Dropouts

More than half the people who enrolled in Obamacare last year don’t plan to sign up again—and that’s bad news for the president’s health care law.

Nov 03 09:45

Was Ebola Weaponized? Outbreak Caused by New, Potentially Much More Lethal Strain

Noted infectious disease experts have said that the current strain of Ebola virus plaguing Africa and slowly spreading in the United States is potentially much more lethal than previous strains identified by virologists.

As reported by Washington’s Blog, Dr. Michael Osterholm, the head of the Center for Infection Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, a prominent public health researcher who is nationally recognized, gave a talk in recent days explaining what another top Ebola virologist has found.

Nov 03 09:11

19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy

The US and its friends are driving down the price of oil and natural gas to hurt the Russians. Result-Driving down the cost of oil below the cost of production. Which shuts down the US Shale gas industry and creates more unemployment.
They drive down the price of gold and silver to hurt the Chinese and Russians and instead the lower prices allow the Russians and Chinese to uy more gold and silver. Morons!

#13 The average cost of producing a barrel of shale oil in the United States is approximately 85 dollars. Now that the price of oil is starting to slip under that number, the "shale boom" in America could turn into a bust very rapidly.

Nov 03 09:10

Preliminary Negative Result For Ebola; Liberian Traveler Still Isolated At Duke Hospital

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting this hour that tests conducted by the State Laboratory of Public Health returned a negative result for Ebola virus in a blood sample taken from a patient, described below, who was transported to Duke University Hospital on Sunday. The patient self-reported to the CDC that they developed a fever after traveling to the U.S. from Liberia on Friday and Saturday.

This negative result will be followed by another test at 72 hours after the patient developed the fever, most likely on Wednesday morning with results expected late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Nov 03 09:00

‘Entire villages disappeared’: Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone ‘underreported’

Ebola’s toll on Sierra Leone is much greater than previously thought, with entire villages killed off by the virus. This means up to 20,000 people could have succumbed to the disease by now, a senior coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes.

According to Rony Zachariah, coordinator of operational research for MSF, the Ebola impact on Sierra Leone is in fact “under-reported,” AFP quotes.

“The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. In one of the villages I went to, there were 40 inhabitants and 39 died,” Zachariah told the agency.“Whole communities have disappeared but many of them are not in the statistics. The situation on the ground is actually much worse.”

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The CDC and WHO are claiming there are no new reports of Ebola from portions of Africa. Left unsaid; the people who might do the reporting are either sick or have left the area!

Nov 03 08:10

Parents believe flu shot left 10-year-old Florida girl bedridden, unable to speak

A flu shot meant to protect a Florida girl instead was the likely culprit that left the 10-year-old bedridden and mostly unable to speak.

The family of Marysue Grivna said everything changed after she got the influenza vaccine on Nov. 22, 2013. Three days later, Marysue’s parents called 911 after she didn’t immediately wake and could not speak.

Her parents blame acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, an immune-mediated disease of the brain that can be brought on following a viral infection. It’s a debilitating illness that strikes approximately 8 people per 1,000,000, WTSP reported.

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"Oh come ON now. 8 out of a million isn't so bad! You're just being picky!" -- Big Pharma

Nov 03 08:04

NASA Confirms A 2,500-Square-Mile Cloud Of Methane Floating Over US Southwest

The team at NASA was finally able to take a closer look, and have now concluded that there is in fact a 2,500-square-mile cloud of methane—roughly the size of Delaware—floating over the Four Corners region, where the borders of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah all intersect.

A report published by the NASA researchers in the journal Geophysical Research Letters concludes that “the source is likely from established gas, coal, and coalbed methane mining and processing.” Indeed, the hot spot happens to be above New Mexico’s San Juan Basin, the most productive coalbed methane basin in North America.

Nov 03 07:37

Major HFCS manufacturer bans Syngenta's GMO corn

(NaturalNews) A major U.S. manufacturer of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has announced that it will not purchase a new strain of genetically modified (GM) corn from biotech company Syngenta.

The company, Illinois-based Ingredion Inc., did not state its reasons for rejecting GM corn of the Agrisure Duracade variety, but numerous other global commodity traders have already rejected that corn and another Syngenta variety because it is not approved for import in China or the European Union.

Nov 03 07:14

Former Weather Channel CEO Hits CNN Over Global Warming, ‘Climate Denier’ Label: "there is no consensus in science; science isn't a vote."

Former Weather Channel CEO and Founder John Coleman continued his critique of his former network following his appearance Monday on “The Kelly File,” telling CNN the Weather Channel has become politicized and that the global warming “denier” tag is meant to “put me down.”

Nov 03 06:35

'Perfectly healthy' Florida girl, 10, is paralyzed with rare brain infection and can no longer speak - four days after receiving flu shot

A 10-year-old girl in Florida has been paralyzed for almost a year with a rare inflammation of the brain and her family is blaming a flu vaccine. According to Carla Grivna, her daughter Marysue was living a perfectly healthy and happy life until last year.

'She (used to) love school, she was running, playing, singing in the church choir,' Grivna told WTSP. Almost a year later, Marysue still cannot speak and must be carried to the bathroom by her father.

Most of her day is spent in a hospital bed, which is kept in the Grivnas' living room because it is too big to fit in her bedroom, according to a GoFundMe page set up by the family. Now the Grivnas are saying 'the doctors won’t confirm it or deny it,' but they believe the flu shot was to blame.

Nov 03 06:31

Snow blankets parts of the South as winter weather arrives so early that even the ski resorts aren't open yet

-Earliest measurable snowfall on record came on Saturday morning to South Carolina

-More than a half-foot of snow fell in parts of Wisconsin, and Chicago's O'Hare Airport received its first Halloween snow accumulation on record.

-Areas of the South also had reports of snow, with North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and North Georgia seeing flakes

-For parts of the South, it's the earliest snow in 46 years. Up to six inches may fall in some places

Nov 03 02:54

This Drug is FDA Approved but Has an Appalling Safety Record

Waking Times

Fluoroquinolones are among the most dangerous drugs on the market and should be avoided unless your life depends on it. Despite their dangers, they’re the most commonly prescribed class of antibiotics in the United States… In 2010, Bayer’s top two fluoroquinolones (Cipro and Avalox) brought in $1 billion in sales.

Nov 02 18:13

Lithuania enacts ban on energy drinks for minors, in global first

Lithuania on Saturday enacted a ban on selling energy drinks to anyone under 18, in what officials in the Baltic country claimed was a global first.

Nov 02 14:50

Ebola outbreak: Fresh call for NATO to lead the fight against virus

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
? Albert Einstein

Nov 02 13:52

Ebola spreading quickly in rural Sierra Leone

Ebola is spreading up to nine times faster in parts of Sierra Leone than two months ago, a report by the Africa Governance Initiative said.

Nov 02 13:33

The medical cartel is king in a globalist world

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

“Elites who invent reality need an unimpeachable operation, headed up by people who are relentlessly promoted as the sanest, most intelligent, competent, and caring representatives of the human race. Guess who that would be?” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

In 1976, the great critic of 20th-century society, Ivan Illich, wrote: “Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.”

The medical cartel is the answer to the question: what do you with the population of Earth once they are living under a globalist oligarchy?...

Nov 02 12:04

Ebola outbreak: Virus 'spreading quickly' in Sierra Leone

Just as the Ebola crisis in Liberia appears to be beginning to improve, the outbreak in neighbouring Sierra Leone takes a turn for the worse.

Campaign group African Governance Initiative (AGI) has said the number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone is rising "frighteningly quickly," up to 9 times faster than it was just two months ago.

Sierra Leone's rural areas are worst affected by the virus, but the group claims the situation is also escalating in capital city Freetown, where there are six times the number of cases per day as there were during the summer.

Nov 02 11:56

Ozone hole stays the same 27 years after the Montreal Protocol

The ozone hole in the Antarctic remains the same despite banning manmade chlorine emissions 27 years ago. The ozone hole, which is as big as North America, did not change a bit according to reports from NASA.

Nov 02 10:42

Report: Woman being monitored for Ebola no longer has fever

A Liberian woman being monitored for Ebola at a hospital in Milwaukie no longer has a fever, her host family told The Oregonian.

Host family members said the woman was feeling better and her temperature went down.

Nov 02 09:09

U.N. Health Worker Flown to France for Ebola Treatment

A United Nations health worker suffering from Ebola has been flown to France from Sierra Leone for treatment, the French health ministry said in a statement overnight. The worker, whose name and nationality have not been disclosed, was transported to France aboard a specially equipped jet and placed in isolation at the Begin military hospital in the eastern Paris suburb of Saint-Mandé, the statement said.

Nov 02 08:55

Fishy packaging: Shrimp in U.S. often mislabeled, study finds

When buying shrimp, you may not be getting all you're paying for. A study out Thursday reveals that nearly a third of shrimp products are being misrepresented, everything from labeling farmed species as "wild" to using aquarium pets as fillers in bags of salad-sized shrimp. The government is taking steps to make the seafood we eat safer, but current measures may not be going far enough to address the problem.

Nov 02 08:03

Peanut Executive Found Guilty in Salmonella Trial

Mr. Parnell, 60 years old, and other former employees were indicted last year for allegedly masterminding a multiyear conspiracy to conceal that many of Peanut Corp.'s products were contaminated with salmonella. Nine people died and more than 700 others were sickened in 2008-09 after eating peanut butter or other products made at the company's plant in rural Georgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nov 02 08:00

State Department plans to bring foreign Ebola patients to U.S.

The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise that the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop.

Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed by The Washington Times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only treatment that has consistently worked so far is transfusion of blood from an Ebola survivor of the same blood type. That is something that every nation can already do. So the only reason these other nations want to take their infected Ebola workers is that they don;t want the risk of bringing them back to their own nation and risk a runaway infection of their own people. Isn't it special that Obama doesn't seem to care if that is a problem here, so long as we all get to the polls Tuesday and those shopping malls for the Christmas shopping season!

Nov 02 07:56

The Man Who Turned Down Chemotherapy and Outlived His Doctors

You could say that Stamatis Moraitis forgot to die. The Greek war veteran was diagnosed by 9 different American doctors with lung cancer in 1976. He was given 6 months to live and was encouraged to pursue aggressive cancer treatment. He declined and instead moved back to his native land of Ikaria. Then something incredible happened.

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His cancer went away!

Nov 01 13:32

Report: Kaci Hickox’s Roommate In Africa Has Ebola

A Maine official said Friday that Kaci Hickox’s roommate while she helped Ebola patients in Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola, WAGM-TV reports.

Nov 01 13:02

Former Pro-GMO Biotech Scientist Admits GMOs Aren’t Safe, Refutes Claims by Monsanto

In comes Dr. Thierry Vrain, a former GMO biotechnologist who has come out with a lot of information that should open people’s eyes about the real dangers of genetically modified foods and crops.

Vrain will be the first to admit that Monsanto has conducted a lot of studies showing that GMOs are safe, but he changed his own tune about ten years ago when he started reading scientific journals from other countries.

Vrain explains:

“I started paying attention to the flow of published studies coming from Europe, some from prestigious labs and published in prestigious scientific journals, that questioned the impact and safety of engineered food.”

Vrain was so much a supporter of GMOs (as well as a former biotech scientist for Agriculture Canada) that he used to conduct tours and tell large groups of people all about the greatness of genetically altered crops – but not anymore. Here is what he thinks about his former industry now:

Nov 01 10:26

Australia Quarantines Whole Country, Bans Travel from West African Countries with Ebola

Australia has suspended migration from Ebola-hit West African nations to try to prevent the virus from crossing its borders, as a teenager who arrived from Guinea tested negative for the disease.Australia Quarantines Whole Country, No Travel from West African Countries with Ebola

Nov 01 10:21

Travel bans issued in reaction to Ebola

What follows is a list of travel bans imposed by various countries:

Nov 01 10:15

Amelia Earhart plane fragment identified

A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris recovered in 1991 from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart's twin-engined Lockheed Electra.

Nov 01 10:02

BREAKING: 200 Thousand Doctors Dump Obamacare

Nov 01 09:19

FLASHBACK 2010 - Obama Administration Gives NIH Priority to Bioweapons Research

The priorities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the area of bacteriology have been “catastrophically re-ordered” by emphasizing bioweapons research over non-bioweapons research, a prominent authority states.

Giving priority to bioweapons research at NIH, started under the Bush Administration and continuing under President Obama, “diverts resources from critical public-health and scientific objectives,” says Richard Ebright, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

“The negative impact has been most severe in bacteriology, in which NIH research priorities have been catastrophically re-ordered—with research on bacterial bioweapons receiving more support than research on the top five bacterial causes of death combined—and in which non-bioweapons research has suffered catastrophic losses in resources and personnel,” Ebright said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, back in 2010 Obama ordered the NIH to switch their priority from health to bioweapons research. Professor Francis Boyle reports that NIH spliced Ebola with the common cold to weaponize it, and evidence has surfaced that the bioweapon lab at Kenema was testing a vaccine against this weaponized Ebola last January ... which is when the Ebola outbreak erupted in the area around that lab. Now Obama has quietly "paused" offensive bioweapon research in the US.

This is starting to read like the first chapter of Stephen King's "The Stand", where the world population is all but wiped out when a bioweapon, popularly called "Captain Trips", escaped from a US laboratory.

The administration's handling of Ebola as if it is no big deal may partly be rooted in their awareness that the US, and Obama, may be at root responsible for this deadly outbreak!

Nov 01 08:02

Woman Being Monitored For Ebola in Milwaukie

A woman who was being monitored for the Ebola virus in Multnomah County after traveling to West Africa was hospitalized today with a “sustained fever.” County health officials say she developed the fever this morning, and it rose to 102 degrees.

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Bump to the top

Nov 01 08:00

Virgin Galactic crash: Branson vows to continue space project

Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue his space tourism venture despite the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship in the US.

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Good for Branson.

Nov 01 07:56

Ebola crisis: Canada visa ban hits West Africa states

Canada is to suspend visa applications from residents and passport-holders from West African countries in the grip of the Ebola outbreak.

Oct 31 14:46

Costa Rica on alert after Turrialba volcano spews ash

Costa Rica has issued an emergency alert after ash from an erupting volcano reached the capital and beyond.

Turrialba volcano, some 50km (30 miles) east of San Jose, began rumbling and producing seismic activity on Wednesday night.

The authorities said they were evacuating nearby residents to temporary shelters as a precaution.

Eyewitnesses reported fiery explosions and ash falling like snow over parts of central Costa Rica.

Oct 31 11:46

In California, Consumer Watchdog's Prop 45 Challenges Obamacare — From the Left

Blue Shield of California, one of the state's four major health insurers, has a sales office on the 20th floor of the Pacific Corporate Towers in El Segundo. Had the employees peered down to the plaza on a recent Tuesday morning, they would have seen a small cluster of picketers.

From 300 feet up, it would be impossible to read the signs, or hear the chants, or smell the aroma drifting off the white pickup truck that was parked below in a loading zone. But on the ground, the scent is unmistakable: manure.

Jamie Court, the president of Consumer Watchdog, shovels some into a wheelbarrow and announces that he will be delivering it to Blue Shield's executives.

"We're gonna give them back what they've been giving us for the last five months," he tells a row of news cameras. "We're not buying their bull."

Oct 31 11:43

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Flight Test

Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday that resulted in the loss of the aircraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess "exploded and blown to smithereens" is not considered appropriate public relations.

I don't mean to be flip, but I heard "anomaly" used a lot at NASA as the description for something that had just rekitted itself into a smoking hole in the ground. NASA used that word following the explosion of Challenger.

Gizmodo is reporting that this flight was the first test of an improved fuel. Burt Rutan is a genius at aviation design, but these things do happen when you are on the cutting edge.

UPDATE: One pilot dead, the other seriously injured.

Oct 31 10:13

Judge enforces [then rejects] Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

A judge on Friday ordered an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for the disease to obey a state-imposed quarantine after she defied Maine officials and went for a bike ride.

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UPDATE: The corporate media are now reporting that the same judge REJECTED quarantine for the nurse! The nurse, who already defied a previous quarantine to go on a bike ride in full view of the media, is on the honor system to keep herself three feet away from other people while waiting for further court hearings.

Here are the facts. Kaci Hickox's roommate in Africa tested positive for Ebola. As of the 29th of October, even the CDC was saying that close proximity to an Ebola patient was legitimate grounds for the restriction of movement. Kaci is just 11 days into the 21-day quarantine period (and remember that some researchers are saying that the incubation period for this strain can be as long as 42 days). The approved test for Ebola has a record for false-negatives, and 13% of the people that have Ebola do not display symptoms. Even CDC is now admitting Ebola can be transmitted through sneezes, with MIT saying the range of such sneezes is 20 feet, and through secretions left on surfaces such as counter tops and doorknobs.

Everyone is still treating this as a political issue, making their decisions based on economics, public relations, and making sure the voters show up at the polls next Tuesday. They are NOT making their choices based on the science. And that, far more than the Ebola itself, scares me!

Oct 31 08:47

Local GMO Fights Smash Records as Monsanto's Millions Bankroll Opposition

As voters in Oregon, California, Hawaii and Colorado prepare to weigh in on whether genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, should be banned or regulated in their states or communities, grassroots campaigns are being overwhelmed by millions that agrochemical and food industry titans are pouring in to defeat such measures.

Monsanto alone spent roughly $14 million in various local races this election year.

Oct 31 08:06

Court orders movement restrictions on Maine nurse over Ebola fears

A District Court judge in Maine has authorized an order restricting the movements of a nurse who recently returned to the area from West Africa over fears that she might spread the deadly Ebola virus.

In response to a request filed earlier this week by state officials, District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere wrote that the nurse, Kaci Hickox, must stay at least three feet away from all other persons effective Friday, as well as adhere to a half-dozen other restrictions pending further instruction expected to come in the next 10 days.

Oct 31 08:05

Industrial-strength scare-propaganda: mind control

On July 26, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association published Dr. Barbara Starfield’s review, “Is US health really the best in the world?”

In it, Starfield, who was a respected public health expert working at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, stated that:

* The US medical system kills 225,000 Americans a year.

* 106,000 deaths per year from FDA-approved medical drugs.

* 119,000 deaths per year from error-ridden treatment in hospitals.

Oct 31 07:10

Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

The people who are trying to say stop worrying about Ebola in New York, stop worrying about Ebola at Newark airport, what they're trying to do is lose the teachable moment. If they succeed in getting people to stop worrying, they will regret it, because there's a lot to worry about it.

Calming us down shouldn't be a goal. It would be different if people were panicking in the street.

But the evidence doesn't say that say people are unreasonably, dangerously upset. They're sometimes worried about the right things more than the experts are.

Oct 31 07:08

100 N.J. residents with no Ebola symptoms being monitored at home, state says

There are “approximately 100” people in New Jersey who are under “active monitoring” for Ebola, although no one has shown symptoms of having contracted the potentially deadly virus, a spokeswoman for the state Health Department confirmed tonight.

Oct 31 07:07

Oklahoma health officials say patient evaluated for Ebola, tests positive for Malaria

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and Tulsa Health Department (THD) report say a patient being monitored in Tulsa, Okla. for Ebola tested positive for Malaria.

Oct 30 18:31

Six travelers from West Africa being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Indiana

State health officials are monitoring six people in Indiana for Ebola symptoms in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oct 30 18:30

CDC Expands Ebola Risk Factors For Forcible Quarantine

Previously the CDC outlined how, “Brief interactions, such as walking by a person or moving through a hospital, do not constitute close contact.” However, the new guidelines state that “brief proximity,” or “being in the same room for a brief period of time” with an Ebola victim now constitutes enough of a risk factor for consideration of mandatory quarantine.

Oct 30 15:43

Louisiana tells anyone who's been exposed to Ebola: Stay away

Louisiana is set to host one of the year’s biggest gatherings of infectious disease experts next week, but anyone's who's recently been to West Africa won’t be welcome.

A pair of top state officials wrote a letter to the more than 3,500 members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene who planned to attend the conference this week, warning them to stay away if they’ve had potential Ebola exposure.

Oct 30 12:35

Supplements under attack again! Dangerous lawsuit threatens the few supplement health claims currently allowed

Earlier this month we told you about international pharmaceutical company Bayer AG's battle with the Federal Trade Commission over whether its marketing statements about its probiotic colon supplement are unsubstantiated disease claims (not allowed) orstructure/function claims (allowed). This week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against Bayer because of its "false claims on ads and labels" for its One A Day Vitamins. The group is asking for an injunction against specific marketing statements, and seeking refunds to consumers.

Oct 30 12:24

CDC: U.S.Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure

With the complex nature and seriousness of the outbreak, CDC has created interim guidance for monitoring people potentially exposed to Ebola and for evaluating their intended travel, including the application of movement restrictions when indicated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Without using the politically loaded word "Quarantine", even the CDC is now admitting as of October 29th that it is reasonable to "control the movements" of people potentially exposed to the Ebola virus.

Oct 30 12:13

Talks With Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Fail, Governor to Use 'Full Authority'

Negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox, who refuses to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, have "failed" and the governor of Maine will now "exercise the full extent of his authority," according to a statement from the governor's office.

Gov. Paul LePage didn't say whether that meant getting a court order to enforce Hickox's quarantine or forcing her to take an Ebola blood test. Earlier today, LePage indicated to ABC News that he would abandon his demand that Hickox remain under quarantine if she would agree to take a blood test for the lethal virus.

"I was ready and willing -- and remain ready and willing -- to reasonably address the needs of healthcare workers meeting guidelines to assure the public health is protected," LePage said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is all staged public relations. Kaci Hickox has now been revealed as a trained "Intelligence Operative" for the CDC, and is the centerpiece in the administration's efforts to prevent the state governments from taking precautions against Ebola. Obama is still thinking about keeping the airlines happy, keeping the shoppers headed to the malls, and making sure they show up at the rigged voting booths next Tuesday. This despite the CDC's admission that the "direct contact only" story was (to be polite) flat-out wrong and Ebola can be transmitted by aerosols, according to MIT, as far as 20 feet, and survive on surfaces for days. Obama is recklessly gambling with the lives of Americans for political and economic gain.

Oct 30 11:33

WTO Says U.S. Consumers Don’t Need to Know Where Meat Comes From

This week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) finally issued a decision in the challenge made by Mexico and Canada to the U.S.’s country-of-origin (COOL) labeling rules for meat. And environmental and food safety groups are hopping mad, as WTO upheld the contention made by those countries, supported by multi0national meat packers, that the rules unfairly impede global trade.

“The meatpacking lobby has lost the COOL debate from the court of public opinion to the Court of Appeals to the halls of Congress so they are taking their complaint to the faceless unelected bureaucrats in Geneva,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. “When the meat cannot get its way here in America, it is trying to use the WTO to overturn the will of the American people.”

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Oct 30 10:58

Anti-quarantine nurse Hickox was trained as intelligence officer by the CDC

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who has made headlines over the last few days by refusing to quarantine herself after returning from the Ebola front lines in Africa, turns out to have been trained as an "intelligence officer" under a two-year CDC program modeled after the U.S. military.

As you can see from the document below, Hickox graduated from a two-year CDC intelligence officer training program in 2012. This is the same nurse whose LinkedIn page was recently scrubbed to hide her ties to the CDC, an agency that stands to benefit tremendously in both political power and budgets if an Ebola outbreak sweeps across America.

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This is not the first time serious questions have been raised about CDC's "Intelligence Officers", who operate primarily as information warfare specialists, including attacks on those who question the safety and efficacy of vaccines!

Oct 30 09:59

FLASHBACK 2010 - WHO scandal exposed: Advisors received kickbacks from H1N1 vaccine manufacturers

A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.

Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions.

Oct 30 09:02

Iran says foils bid to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks

Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a "foreign country" for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying.

The Islamic Republic is at odds with the West over suspicions it is covertly using its declared civilian atomic energy programme to develop a nuclear arms capability. It denies this and has repeatedly accused certain Western states of trying to cripple the programme through acts of sabotage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, who would do a thing like that?!? :)

Oct 30 08:34

CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday.

“If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.

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Oct 30 08:08

Maine nurse defies quarantine order by taking bike ride

Kaci Hickox went bike riding with her boyfriend Thursday morning, defying state orders to remain at home for 21 days.

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Oct 29 17:14

AP IMPACT: US Health Care Unprepared for Ebola

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.

Experts broadly agree that a widespread nationwide outbreak is extremely unlikely, but they also concur that it is impossible to predict with certainty, since previous Ebola epidemics have been confined to remote areas of Africa. And Ebola is not the only possible danger that causes concern; experts say other deadly infectious diseases — ranging from airborne viruses such as SARS, to an unforeseen new strain of the flu, to more exotic plagues like Lassa fever — could crash the health care system.

Oct 29 17:13

Delaware State monitoring 11 who returned from West Africa

State health officials said Wednesday that 11 Delawareans who recently returned from Ebola-affected West African countries are being monitored by the Delaware Division of Public Health.

These individuals are considered "low-risk," which means they did not come into contact with any Ebola-infected patients abroad.

But health officials say that they are taking extra precautions to ensure that no symptoms will progress.

Oct 29 12:49

One in Four Americans Fears Travel Because of Ebola, Poll Shows

A new poll shows that a quarter of Americans say recent news about Ebola has made them afraid to fly and 4% of Americans say they have deferred or changed travel plans due to Ebola.

Oct 29 11:47

Definition of Medical Billing Fraud

Medical billing fraud is a big problem in the United States. It costs the American health care industry billions of dollars each year. The trickle-down effect is the insurer passing down the higher costs to the insured through elevated premiums and deductibles. This type of fraud, like many others, can be difficult to prove

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fraud has become the standard mode of business in the United States!

Oct 29 11:45

Always (Always!) Double-Check Your Medical Bills

This past November, my wife had to see a doctor at our local Urgent Care. Unfortunately, when the bill showed up the claim had been denied. The reason? Out of network. The problem? It wasn’t out of network! It’s supposed to be a $20 co-pay with the rest going to insurance. So… I called the Urgent Care billing office on December 15th. They confirmed that it should’ve been covered, and promised to re-submit the claim. Fast forward to this week…

We just got another bill from Urgent Care. Same deal — they want the full balance. This time, however, it seems that our insurance company decided to split the difference and apply it to our deductible instead of flat-out denying the claim, or paying it like they’re supposed to. When I called the Urgent Care billing office, they weren’t sure what went wrong, but promised to re-file the claim. Again.

Oct 29 10:46

Hugger-in-Chief

Nina Pham, the first person to be infected with Ebola within the United States, had just been declared disease-free and discharged from the National Institutes of Health. Obama is a rational, science-friendly guy, so he knew she wasn’t any danger to him. It didn’t take courage to hug her.

And yet, another modern president failed a similar test. Facing the greatest public health crisis of his administration, Ronald Reagan was not heroic. He was a dithering coward.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pure political bovine excrement. Obama hugs a healthy woman and Slate declares him morally superior to Ronald Reagan on that one point alone. Given how quickly Nina went from "got Ebola" to "Ebola free", especially in light of research papers saying recovered people can still pass along the disease for weeks after they recover, I am starting to wonder if Nina ever really had it to start with, or is just another "Wag the Ebola" hoax to keep us all flooding the shopping malls for the Christmas shopping season and make sure we show up at the voting booths next week. Because has I been part of the President's protective detail, under no circumstances would I have allowed him in the same room with Nine, let alone a hug for the cameras.

Oct 29 10:11

‘No plans’ to treat foreign Ebola patients in US, says official

The Obama administration has “absolutely no plans” to transport foreign Ebola patients to be treated in the United States, a senior administration official told The Hill.

While the administration might help move patients from West Africa to other countries, it will not agree to bring patients to the U.S. for treatment, the official said.

Oct 29 10:11

10 people in Michigan on Ebola watch

Health officials in Michigan are now monitoring 10 people for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus, but none is showing symptoms, the Michigan Department of Community Health said.

Oct 29 10:10

Hagel announces mandatory Ebola quarantine

A 21-day quarantine for all military personnel serving in Ebola stricken areas of West Africa was approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Wednesday.

Oct 29 09:55

Parents ‘horrified’ after botched vaccination exposes six-year-old B.C. girl to HIV

A six-year-old girl is in danger of having contacted HIV after a routine vaccination went awry in Fort St. James earlier this month.

When the little girl’s arm flinched as she was getting the booster shot, the needle went through the girl’s skin and pricked the nurse who was administering it.

When the needle was extracted, their blood mixed.

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Northern Health cannot discriminate against a nurse, even one using needles to give booster shots, because he or she may have a blood-borne infection, Allison said.

Oct 29 08:34

Big Pharma seeks legal immunity for damages from experimental Ebola vaccines

The same drug manufacturers that stand to profit immensely from the sale of Ebola vaccines say they require full legal immunity from any potential lawsuits that might arise when people are harmed by various adverse effects from these "emergency" drugs.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) CEO Andrew Witty told World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan that his corporation, which is currently leading the way in producing Ebola vaccines, shouldn't have to shoulder any of the burden of responsibility for their safety.

Oct 29 08:09

Insurance Companies Begin Writing ‘Ebola Exclusions’ into Policies

Remember the promise of universal health care with Obamacare, with no refusal for ‘pre-existing conditions’? It looks like your insurance company may not have to cover you if you get Ebola. U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers, and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions.

While it is estimated that expenditures to treat the original Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, were approximately $100,000 an hour (though he passed anyway), it looks like insurance companies won’t be footing the bill.

Oct 29 07:58

NASA Statement Regarding Oct. 28 Orbital Sciences Corp. Launch Mishap

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"The Russians did it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 29 07:08

Over half of trick-or-treaters want cash, not candy

More than half (53%) of parents of trick-or-treaters say their children between the ages of 4 and 10 would prefer cash over candy or even toys, according to a survey of 1,747 parents who celebrated Halloween carried out by coupon- and discount-code website Vouchercloud.net.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may sound crass and tacky (and let us be honest, it is) but with the current mishandling of Ebola and the government looking for ways to fake another terror attack on innocent children, coins have the advantage if surviving kitchen sterilization with boiling water!

Oct 29 07:07

99% Vaccinated Involved in Navy Flu Outbreak

Oct 29 07:05

Nurse Kaci Hickox says she won't obey Maine's Ebola quarantine: I won’t be 'bullied by politicians'

“I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines. I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me, even though I am in perfectly good health and feeling strong and have been this entire time completely symptom free,” said Hickox, who wouldn’t emerge from Maine’s 21-day voluntary quarantine until Nov. 10.

“I truly believe this policy is not scientifically nor constitutionally just, and so I’m not going to sit around and be bullied around by politicians and be forced to stay in my home when I am not a risk to the American public.”

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They are still playing politics with Ebola. Hickox is an Obama supporter and linked to CDC, which also opposes the quaranteens. When Cliven Bundy says he won't allow the government to act unconstitutionally he is crushed, but Hickox is being presented as some kind or heroine!

Oct 28 22:50

Antares Rocket Explodes!

Oct 28 22:48

Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch

An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.

Antares, a 14-storey rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp, combusted seconds after leaving the seaside launch pad at Wallops Flight Facility.

The cause of the cargo ship malfunction has yet to be determined.

Oct 28 22:46

Antares Rocket explosion Backyard Friends House

Oct 28 14:32

Sex with 21 women lowers risk of prostate cancer, academics find

The University of Montreal has found that men who had sex with more than 20 women lower their prostate cancer risk.

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O.... kay ... and just who FUNDED this research!

Oct 28 13:03

Vaccine pusher Paul Offit trying to revoke all religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccinatio

Offit's pushing for not allowing legal vaccination exemptions
Offit is absolutely demanding that everyone be forced into taking all of them, especially children from age zero to six. Dr. Offit publicly claims that all vaccine exemptions are bogus and should not be allowed, and he's actively campaigning or lobbying to get rid of them.

Anti-vaccination crusader Robert Kennedy, Jr., has said of Offit, "This is a man who has made himself the spokesperson for the vaccine industry. He portrays himself as an independent scientist. ... He does not disclose the millions of dollars of transactions."

Oct 28 12:35

105 being monitored for Ebola in Pa.

Public health workers are monitoring 105 people in Pennsylvania for Ebola symptoms, the state Department of Health announced Monday.

That figure includes everyone in the state known to have arrived from three Ebola-ravaged West Africa countries in the last 21 days, according to new state monitoring rules.

Oct 28 09:35

Vaccine Pioneer Doctor Admits Polio Vaccine Caused Cancer

In 2002, the journal Lancet published compelling evidence that contaminated polio vaccine was responsible for up to half of the 55,000 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases that were occurring each year.

What was it contaminated with?

SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus. The puzzle began in 1994, when Dr. Michele Carbone, a Loyola University researcher, found the virus SV40, which had never before been detected in humans, in half of the human lung tumors he was studying. Since then, 60 different lab studies have confirmed the results, and SV40 has been found in a variety of human cancers, including lung-, brain-, bone-, and lymphatic cancer.

At first no one could fathom how the virus had been transmitted into the human population.

But in the censored interview with Dr. Maurice Hilleman (below), Hilleman admits Merck’s responsibility in unleashing this virus via their polio vaccine, as well as the likelihood that there was an importing and spreading the AIDS virus in the same manner.

Oct 28 08:31

Doctor Who Won Nobel Prize for Work On Immune System: People Without Symptoms Or Fever May Still Have Ebola

A study in the prestigious journal Lancet published in 2000 found that some people can carry Ebola without showing any symptoms.

The largest study on the current Ebola outbreak – sponsored by the World Health Organization – found that 13% of those infected with Ebola never had a fever.

Oct 28 08:10

Ebola Nurse’s Ties to CDC Scrubbed From Website – Is Far Left Progressive & Obama Supporter

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey over her high risk status as a possible Ebola carrier, has ties to the CDC which have been deliberately hidden by the mainstream media.

Right now, a war is waging between states like New Jersey, New York and Illinois — which have all decided to quarantine travelers at high risk of Ebola infections — and the federal government which is adamantly opposed to border security, medical quarantines and travel bans.

Kaci Hickox emerged in the center of this debate just yesterday when she complained of being “interrogated” and held in violation of her civil rights. Kaci’s LinkedIn.com profile, which described her links to the CDC, was scrubbed from the web earlier today, and even Google cache has strangely been cleared of her profile which previously detailed her ties to the CDC.

Oct 28 07:39

Statistical Look at this Year’s Ebola Outbreak – Off the Charts: a Black Swan

For a start, the current Ebola outbreak is anything but “well contained”. Below is a statistical table that shows all Ebola outbreaks since the discovery of the disease in 1976. Note that this graphic is already dated by now — the 2014 event has literally “gone off the chart” in the meantime. Even so, this graphic gives a good impression of how small the previous incidences of Ebola outbreaks were by comparison.

Oct 28 07:37

Is Government Giving Us The Truth About Ebola?

Michael Rivero – Why are authorities down playing Silver Ebola treatment?

Oct 28 07:25

Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures

During tests, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days.

Oct 28 07:01

Ebola, Urbanization and the Spanish Flu

Yet, it would have been the growth in city population (i.e., urbanization) that had to have been one of the leading causes for why so many died of the Spanish Flu. Those living in cities would have had a dramatically higher chance of dying from the 1918 Flu Pandemic, than those who live outside the cities, on a farm.

Even more interesting is the fact that the Spanish Flu of 1918 was less lethal than Ebola – ‘only’ killing between 10% and 20% of its victims.

Oct 28 06:54

CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), called for isolation of people at the highest risk for Ebola infection but said most medical workers returning from the three countries at the center of the epidemic would require daily monitoring without isolation.

Oct 27 15:03

5-Year-Old Boy Tests Negative for Ebola at Bellevue

A 5-year-old boy who had been showing Ebola-like symptoms after recently returning from West Africa doesn’t have the disease, a spokesman for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said Monday.

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I wish I had confidence in this announcement. But with the revelation that Thomas Duncan actually died 4 days before it was announced to the US media is cause to doubt everything we are being told.

Oct 27 14:45

10 Common Medical Billing Overcharges You Can Prevent

From surgery costs, to administrative fees, to equipment charges, hospitals and clinics routinely overcharge their patients for services both big and small. The medical principle of “first, do no harm” sometimes seems to have gone out the window completely.

Unfortunately, there are no laws to keep hospitals and clinics from doing this. It is our responsibility to step up and blow the whistle on these—let’s face it—criminal practices.

Oct 27 14:44

8 Unfair Medical Billing Practices and How to Fight Them

3) Double-billing

Often a medical bill can include separate charges for items that were included in other bills. For example, hospitals sometimes charge separately for the sheets and pillows on a hospital bed, a cost that is usually included in the price of the room. It’s also possible to see a charge for the scrubs, masks and gloves worn by an OR staff on both the surgery bill and the bill for the operating room time.

Oct 27 14:43

Medical "Double" Billing - paid cash, provider still billed insurance company

I schedule a visit with a PT in December 2012, provide insurance info. Shortly after called by admin staff at office, told insurance company says I have deductible to satisfy, so first visit will be $150 (the cash rate). Pricey but I can't wait, so I don't cancel. I go to visit, pay $150 before I even see the therapist. Get treated, assume eveything is fine. Fast-forward to one week ago, receive second bill for another ~$30 or so.

Oct 27 14:43

Avoid Being Double-Billed for Co-Pays

Some hospital and physician group practices are billing GIC members for office visit copays that the member already paid at the provider's office. The GIC has become aware of these occurrences through members, staff experience, and confirmation from our plans. Here is what you can do to protect yourself:

Oct 27 14:33

False medical claims

Unethical providers may double- or triple-bill health insurers for the same treatments, hoping the insurer won't discover the overruns in the big stack of bills.

Oct 27 14:32

2 Investigators: Are Hospitals Double-Billing Some Patients?

Understanding a hospital bill can be frustrating and overwhelming.

Depending on how good or bad your insurance is — or if you have no insurance at all — you may get stuck paying excessive or duplicate charges and not even know it.

Oct 27 14:18

Treating Ebola: Inside the first U.S. diagnosis

John Mulligan: Early Saturday morning he (Duncan) had become very critically ill and was placed on a respirator.

Scott Pelley: He was intubated.

John Mulligan: He was intubated.

Scott Pelley: Tube down his throat?

John Mulligan: Tube down his throat. He had a dialysis catheter placed because he was not making any urine, but he needed to. He was heavily sedated and he had tears running down his eyes, rolling down his face, not just normal watering from a sedated person. This was in the form of tears. And I grabbed a tissue and I wiped his eyes and I said, "You're going to be okay. You just get the rest that you need. Let us do the rest for you." And it wasn't 15 minutes later I couldn't find a pulse. And I lost him. And it was the worst day of my life. This man that we cared for, that fought just as hard with us, lost his fight.

*emphasis added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saturday was October 4th, the day Israeli media said Duncan died. Duncan's death was not announced to the US public until 4 days later on October 8th. So already we know the facts about Ebola are being "managed."

UPDATE: Shortly after this post, CBS altered the transcript at their website to obfuscate just when Duncan died (shades of Winston Smith) but as the video linked above proves, the nursee did indicate that Duncan dies on the 4th, the very day the Israel National News reported it. According to the US media, Duncan died on the 8th. So regardless of any other information, we know that Ebola is being "wagged".

Oct 27 12:48

Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures

And while the disease typically dies on surfaces within hours, research has discovered it can survive for more than seven weeks under certain conditions.

During tests, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days.

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And winter is right around the corner!

Oct 27 12:15

Second Seattle-area school shooting victim dies after homecoming prince took aim at his friends, family

Days after the tragedy, questions remain about what led Jaylen Fryberg to turn on his friends and family in his high school cafeteria, days after the group went to homecoming together.

“Only God knows what escalated this. Only God knows. Nobody pushed a button with bullying. It’s just something that happened, and we don’t know why,” Nate Hatch’s grandfather Don Hatch told KOMO.

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Was Fryberg on prescription psychiatric medication? The vast majority of mass shooters are either on or withdrawing from those medications, which have a long history of triggering unexplained violent or suicidal behavior in those who take them.

Oct 27 10:41

BEX ALERT - A math question for the US media: What’s going to kill more American kids this year? Ebola or guns?

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Piers Morgan tries to downplay Ebola and get the focus back on his gun-grab!

Oct 27 10:12

Bellevue staffers call in ‘sick’ after Ebola arrives

An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post.

“The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said.

“One nurse even went as far as to pretend she was having a stroke to get out of working there, but once they cleared her in the ER they sent her back up,” the source added.

Oct 27 10:03

CDC: 21-Day Monitoring For All Coming From Ebola Nations

Significantly expanding their vigilance, federal health officials said Wednesday that they would begin monitoring all travelers, even Americans, who come to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations for 21 days.

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the program will begin Monday, Oct. 27 and cover visitors as well as aid workers, journalists and other Americans returning from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

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What about Mali?

Oct 27 09:45

Thousands More US Troops Headed to Liberia to Fight Ebola

Thousands of additional US troops are heading to Liberia, according to commander Major General Gary Volesky, the lead of the ongoing war on Ebola in western Africa.

Volesky praised the “great team” of troops being sent to Liberia, and vowed that the forces would “stamp out Ebola” across the region. The initially stated “war goal” was to build 17 treatment units in Liberia for the large number of Ebola patients.

The treatment units are supposed to be completed by December, but the latest indications are that the US military involvement there will not end with this construction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THOUSANDS of US troops, rather than trained medical professionals?!?

Forgive me, but this feels more like a military invasion rather than a medical, humanitarian measure.

And as Africareport.com reported in February of this year:

While oil could potentially accelerate the country's development, Liberians also remember that mismanagement of its forestry, gold and diamonds resources was one of the causes of the last war. When Liberia's 14-year civil war was ending 10 years ago, citizens desperately wanted to live in a country where children could go to school safely, women are not molested, traders travel between cities, and so on. Today, with those goals mostly met, the country faces another challenge: that of how managing its abundant natural resources, particularly oil that was discovered in 2010.

The eradication of ebola may well be the "good reason" for this abundance of American troops over trained medical professionals on this deployment; however, it is hard to believe that the embarrassment of riches in Liberia's oil wealth is not perhaps the "real reason", and the relative ease of producing it, which has generated this "invasion".

Oct 27 09:33

Lethal experimental infections of rhesus monkeys by aerosolized Ebola virus.

The potential of aerogenic infection by Ebola virus was established by using a head-only exposure aerosol system. Virus-containing droplets of 0.8-1.2 microns were generated and administered into the respiratory tract of rhesus monkeys via inhalation. Inhalation of viral doses as low as 400 plaque-forming units of virus caused a rapidly fatal disease in 4-5 days.

Oct 27 09:32

GMOs may be to Blame for Spike in Kids Suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease

One of the largest studies to date conducted by researchers from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UH) Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital has found a dramatic increase in inflammatory bowel conditions (IBD) in children in the U.S. in the last decade, likely due to eating GMOs.

While the incidence of IBD has caused many hospitalizations, the reasons behind the disease are unclear, except for one culprit – the consumption of genetically modified ingredients. This, mostly from school lunches, eating processed GMO foods at home, and at restaurants. The complete study can be found online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.

There has been a 65% increase in IBD hospital discharges from 2000 to 2009. The number increased from 11,928 discharges in 2000 to 19,568 discharges in 2009.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Natural, non-GMO food is always preferable to that contaminated with GMO.

Oct 27 09:20

Powerful X-Class Solar Flares Hit Earth, Cause Radio Blackouts

The sun has a myriad of effects on Earth during intense solar activity. When a flare erupts in the lower solar corona, the radiation generated can cause extreme ionization in the upper atmosphere, interfering with the propagation of high-frequency radio waves, meddling with global communications. Signals from global positioning satellites (GPS) can be interrupted, air traffic communications can get patchy and the interference can even be measured by amateur radio operators.

Oct 27 09:08

Blackmailers threaten Czechs with Ebola outbreak

Blackmailers are threatening to spread Ebola in the Czech Republic unless Prague pays them a million euros' worth of the virtual Bitcoin currency, police said Monday.

Oct 27 08:21

Syngenta Facing Legal Blitz Over Genetically Modified Corn

An unusual cluster of legal filings in recent weeks has capped a tumultuous year for the Swiss biotechnology giant Syngenta Corp., and highlights ongoing concerns over the inability of the United States to keep genetically modified crops separate from conventional crops.

This month, three class action proposals were filed on behalf of farmers in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, with the potential to include almost anyone who grew or sold corn commercially across the country over the past year. The moves came just weeks after similar lawsuits were filed by two of the country’s largest grain exporters, Cargill and Trans Coastal Supply.

All of these legal actions revolve around genetically modified corn hybrids that Syngenta began selling in 2009. While those products have been approved for general use in the U.S., they have not been approved in China, and there is no formal indication as to whether they will be.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good.

Every consumer on the planet deserves to know if what they are buying at the store is genetically modified, or not.

Given the choice, I would not chose anything genetically modified, because the longer term studies show, without question, the harm these GMO products can do over time.

Oct 27 08:11

Under Pressure, Cuomo Says Ebola Quarantines Can Be Spent at Home

Facing fierce resistance from the White House and medical experts to a strict new mandatory quarantine policy, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Sunday night that medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa but did not show symptoms of the disease would be allowed to remain at home and would receive compensation for lost income.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not afraid of Ebola. I am afraid of the government's mishandling of Ebola!

Oct 27 08:06

Quarantined Nurse Kaci Hickox Is A Rabid Leftist And CDC Employee

Here’s where the story gets ever-so interesting. According to Got News correspondent Charles C. Johnson, nurse Kaci Hickox “is an employee for the Centers for Disease Control and a registered Democrat with a history of left-wing advocacy”:

Initially turned down for Doctors Without Borders, Hickox applied for a position with the Centers for Disease Control’s infectious disease unit. She received that position and began a two-year fellowship in Las Vegas, NV where she currently still works.

Furthermore, this delightful nurse once wrote a piece in which she “advocated against policies that would have developed life-saving drugs”:

Instead, she called on Johns Hopkins to make all discoveries accessible to the poor. In so arguing, she deprived drug companies of a market and therefore an incentive to develop drugs aimed at Third World populations.

Oct 27 08:04

5-year-old boy tested for Ebola in NYC after return from Africa

A 5-year-old boy who just returned from West Africa was transported to Bellevue Hospital Sunday with possible Ebola symptoms, according to law-enforcement sources.

The child was vomiting and had a 103-degree fever when he was carried from his Bronx home by EMS workers wearing hazmat suits, neighbors said. “He looked weak,” said a neighbor.

“He was really, really out of it.”

Oct 27 08:03

CDC Finally Admits that Ebola Can Float through the Air … 3 Feet

We’ve noted for some time that Ebola can be spread by aerosols to frontline healthcare workers.

The CDC is finally admitting this fact.

The CDC put out a new poster stating:

Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another.

A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

***

Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, faucet handles, and toys, since the Ebola virus may live on surfaces for up to several hours.

Oct 27 07:54

Quarantined Traveler Who Returned To N.J. From West Africa Develops Fever

A health care worker who was quarantined at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever and was being evaluated Friday night.

The woman was the first person quarantined under a new screening system announced earlier Friday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The woman landed at Newark after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at the news conference. A legal quarantine was issued for the woman, who was not a New Jersey resident and was set to go on to New York afterward.

Oct 27 07:52

CDC whistleblower: “Oh my God…what we did”

On October 14, Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield sent an official and detailed complaint to the CDC and the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

The devastating and explosive complaint concerns scientific misconduct in a now-infamous 2004 CDC study, which gave the MMR vaccine a free pass and concluded the vaccine had no connection to autism.

CDC whistleblower William Thompson was a co-author on that study, and on August 27 he admitted he and his co-authors committed fraud and covered up the vaccine-autism connection.

Oct 27 07:43

U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough?

Hundreds of Americans have flown to Liberia in the past few days. Thousands more are on the way.

Oct 27 07:40

Ebola quarantine nurse's ties to CDC scrubbed from web; was it a staged op to invoke opposition to quarantines?

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey over her high risk status as a possible Ebola carrier, has ties to the CDC which have been deliberately hidden by the mainstream media.

Right now, a war is waging between states like New Jersey, New York and Illinois -- which have all decided to quarantine travelers at high risk of Ebola infections -- and the federal government which is adamantly opposed to border security, medical quarantines and travel bans.

Kaci Hickox emerged in the center of this debate just yesterday when she complained of being "interrogated" and held in violation of her civil rights. Kaci's LinkedIn.com profile, which described her links to the CDC, was scrubbed from the web earlier today, and even Google cache has strangely been cleared of her profile which previously detailed her ties to the CDC.

Oct 27 07:35

New report documents federal clampdown on scientists' freedom of expression

In February 2012, the scientific journal Nature published an editorial opinion piece, Frozen Out, calling on the Canadian government to reform policies that restrict media access to federal scientists. This followed numerous stories documenting delays and confusion in how different federal departments respond to requests for media interviews on scientific matters.

How has the Harper government reacted? A new report, Can Scientists Speak, finds that federal media policies remain far more restrictive than those in the United States, and gives low to failing grades to nearly all 16 departments that employ scientists.

Oct 27 07:25

Symptomatic 5-Year-Old Boy Tested For Ebola At Bellevue Hospital After Returning From West Africa

Following a weekend in which the condition of the Ebola-diagnosed doctor currently being treated at Bellevue hospital, Craig Spencer, reportedly deteriorated, the NY Post which first broke news of Spencer's condition last week reported several hours ago that NY may have its second Ebola case after a 5-year-old boy, who just returned from West Africa, was transported to Bellevue Hospital for testing with possible Ebola symptoms, according to law-enforcement sources.

Oct 27 07:18

Kano: A kit to build a computer and a new creative generation

Kano's Alex Klein tells TechRepublic about why people of all ages, not just kids, want to understand the tech they take for granted.

Oct 27 07:15

Christie: Nurse quarantined in N.J. to be released

In a sudden reversal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the state will release the quarantined American nurse who had been confined in a hospital isolation tent upon arrival from West Africa despite showing no signs of Ebola.

Kaci Hickox, 33, was the first person pulled aside at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday under the new rules after her return from Sierra Leone, where she was working with Ebola patients.

Oct 27 07:06

Man in Tokyo being tested for Ebola: reports

A man in his 40s is reportedly being tested for Ebola in Japan's capital after arriving at Tokyo's Haneda airport from Liberia. The man, who would mark the first Ebola case in the country, was taken to a hospital to be examined for possible infection, according to Kyodo and other media reports in Japan. The country's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare did not immediately respond to a request for comment or confirmation, but media reports cite health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki as calling the move "precautionary." Local newspaper Japan Times said the man was a journalist who spent two months in Africa. Results of the test will be known early Tuesday.

Oct 27 06:54

DINOSAUR 13

When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.

Based on the book "Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life" by PETER LARSON and KRISTIN DONNAN

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Claire and I watched this documentary last night. It is a stunning example of our current government seeing its role in society as bullying people whenever it can. The government went after Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan with a vengeance, railroading them first out of business then into prison while the man who actually committed the crime of selling the fossil T-Rex without US Department of the interior permission walked away with $7.6 million tax free from the sale of "Sue", the most complete T-rex ever found.

Oct 26 09:21

Guatemala syphilis experiment

The syphilis experiments in Guatemala were United States-led human experiments conducted in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948, during the administration of President Truman and President Juan José Arévalo with the cooperation of some Guatemalan health ministries and officials.[1] Doctors infected soldiers, prostitutes, prisoners and mental patients with syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases, without the informed consent of the subjects, and treated most subjects with antibiotics. This resulted in at least 83 deaths.[2] In October 2010, the U.S. formally apologized to Guatemala for conducting these experiments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are two things to take away from this story.

1. The US Government does carry out human experiments.

2. The illegals from Guatemala probably have a lot of syphilis and other STDs!

Oct 26 08:36

Top U.S. health official warns of risks from Ebola quarantines

Quarantines imposed on travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa could discourage American health workers from going there to help fight the epidemic, a senior U.S. medical official said on Sunday, warning such measures were "a little bit draconian."

New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed 21-day mandatory quarantines in the last two days for anyone arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. They are the three West African countries that have borne the brunt of an epidemic that has killed nearly 5,000 people.

But critics worry the policies, going beyond federal regulations and intended to ease public concern over the spread of the disease, will just make matters worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I cannot understand why the Obama administration is keeping the travel lanes to Africa wide open. Maybe he is listening to his ego again. But one possible compromise nobody is talking about is allowing the volunteers (with a blood test) to skip the mandatory quarantine and impose the 21 day period on everyone else whose travel originates in Africa.

Oct 26 08:31

FLASHBACK 2009 - Baxter Sent Bird Flu Virus to European Labs by Error (Update2)

Baxter International Inc. in Austria unintentionally contaminated samples with the bird flu virus that were used in laboratories in three neighboring countries, raising concern about the potential spread of the deadly disease.

The contamination was discovered when ferrets at a laboratory in the Czech Republic died after being inoculated with vaccine made from the samples early this month. The material came from Deerfield, Illinois-based Baxter, which reported the incident to the Austrian Ministry of Health, Sigrid Rosenberger, a ministry spokeswoman, said today in a telephone interview.

“This was infected with a bird flu virus,” Rosenberger said. “There were some people from the company who handled it.”

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Mistakes get made with vaccines. This may be what happened in the Kenema biological warfare lab.

Oct 26 08:05

Audit: DHS pandemic supplies expired

A new audit has found major gaps in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) preparations for viral pandemics like Ebola: many of the supplies purchased by the government are expired.

Oct 26 07:58

My Cousin is Gone- Ebola/Government

My cousin attends Greenville College in Greenville, IL and recently came back from a mission trip to Liberia. He was their as a premed student giving vaccinations for polio and other various illnesses. He came back 6 days ago and began showing symptoms related to Ebola 3 days ago which he reported to Greenville Regional Hospital. They followed up with him by sending an ambulance with hazmat gear and shipped him to Barnes Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no confirmation of this story, as is also the case with Dr. James Lawrenzi's report to Alex Jones that he knows of two patients that vanished from hospitals in Kansas City.

But let is stipulate for the moment that the stories are accurate. The current Ebola strain has a lethality rate of about 50%. If the US Government is trying to keep the public calm it would make sense that Ebola patients determined as likely to recover would be allowed in the media, while patients determined as likely to succumb would be hidden when possible. Another possibility is that while most Ebola victims are suffering from the version of Ebola released during the botched vaccine trials at Kenema, that the original weaponized Ebola might have also broken into the wild. I find it interesting that Obama has ordered a "pause" in US offensive biological weapons research at this time.

Oct 26 07:24

No mandatory Ebola quarantine for health workers coming to Washington area

One day after governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, public health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia did not follow suit Saturday, intensifying a national debate over how to prevent the spread of the disease.

Health officials are working to develop a consistent approach for the area around the nation’s capital. Joxel Garcia, director of the D.C. Department of Health, said that a mandatory quarantine was not scientifically justified and could have a chilling effect on the medical personnel, many of them volunteers, needed to treat Ebola patients at home and overseas.

Oct 26 07:23

Obama aides criticize Ebola quarantine rules

Aides to President Obama are criticizing decisions by three states to quarantine people who are returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and United Nations ambassador Samantha Power said quarantines may discourage health workers from traveling to West Africa to help block the disease at its source.

"If you put everyone in one basket, even people who are clearly no threat, then we have the problem of the disincentive of people that we need," Fauci said on ABC's This Week. "Let's not forget the best way to stop this epidemic and protect America is to stop it in Africa, and you can really help stopping it in Africa if we have our people, our heroes, the health care workers, go there and help us to protect America."

Oct 26 07:22

Ebola fears as woman isolated at Brisbane hospital

A woman possibly infected with Ebola has been isolated at a Brisbane hospital.

The 18-year-old patient had recently arrived in Australia from west Africa but was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital after showing signs of fever, the Seven Network reported on Sunday.

She arrived in Brisbane 11 days ago with eight members of her extended family and all had been placed in home quarantine immediately, Queensland Chief Medical Officer Dr Jeannette Young told reporters in Brisbane.

They had left Guinea to move to Queensland.

Queensland Health knew the family was arriving, met them at the airport and arranged their quarantine.

Staff were checking the family’s health daily and on Saturday night the 18-year-old developed a fever.

Oct 25 11:09

Volcano near Sendai nuclear plant is shaking and may erupt: Japan weather agency

Authorities warned on Friday that a volcano a few dozen kilometers from the Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture was showing signs of increased activity and may erupt. It warned people to stay away from the summit.

The warning comes nearly a month after another volcano, Mount Ontake, erupted suddenly while it was crowded with hikers, killing at least 57 people in Japan’s worst volcanic disaster in nearly 90 years.

Oct 25 11:09

Anti-Anxiety Drug Zolam Might be One Secret Behind ISIL Militants' Cruel Acts

One of the captured fighters is a 15-year-old boy who admits to fighting with the group after ISIL invaded his hometown and gave him two choices: either join them or get beheaded. He also said that they gave him an anti-anxiety drug Zolam that - according to him - makes one lose his/her mind.

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Big Pharma supports acts of terror!

Oct 25 10:01

Colloidal Silver: Natural Treatment for Ebola?

There is a tremendous buzz about silver and Ebola …

For example, a Google search for silver and Ebola turns up 25 million hits. And the FDA sent a cease and desist letter to the makers of Nano Silver, demanding that they stop claiming their product cures Ebola.

Many people who are into alternative health are convinced that colloidal silver cures Ebola. On the other hand, many mainstream people are positive it’s bunk.

Who’s right? What does the science show?

Oct 25 09:56

MONSANTO HAS BEEN BANNED ALL OVER THE WORLD – WHY NOT IN USA ?

Oct 25 09:55

Pink is the new green

Breast cancer fundraising is a scam

Only 8-10% goes to research!

Oct 25 09:50

Pro-GM labelling campaign hugely outspent in Colorado and Oregon ballot

Industry giants are spending more than $25m to defeat campaigns for mandatory GM food labelling in the two states, in the runup to next month’s vote

Oct 25 09:44

FLASHBACK OCTOBER - Ebola vaccine trails beginning in Mali

The trial began on Wednesday, October 8 with the vaccination of the first subject, followed by two additional participants today (October 9), all three being Malian health care workers. In the coming weeks 37 more health care workers will receive the vaccine.

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And Mali, which had no Ebola cases before the vaccine trial, now has their first confirmed death from Ebola.

Oct 25 07:46

New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Toughen Ebola Quarantine Rules After Doctor Case

The New York doctor who tested positive for Ebola wasn't required to quarantine himself when he returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in Guinea. Instead, Dr. Craig Allen Spencer went about his life, hitting a popular restaurant and bowling alley before his diagnosis -- and sending health officials scrambling in the aftermath.

But the rules on quarantines are changing.

Oct 25 07:42

CDC Responds Rapidly to New York Ebola Case

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention learned that a doctor in New York City likely had Ebola on Thursday, it didn’t wait.

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CDC is still being reactive rather than proactive. They are playing catch up, waiting until a patient appears and racing to the rescue (in full view of the media cameras) after the patient has already potentially infected others. We are in a race against Ebola and to judge from Africa, Ebola is winning. And in a race like this there is no second place, only dead last!

Oct 25 07:31

BEX ALERT - Ebola crisis rekindles concerns about secret research in Russian military labs

The 1996 incident might have been forgotten except for the pathogen involved — a highly lethal strain of Ebola virus — and where the incident occurred: inside a restricted Russian military lab that was once part of the Soviet Union’s biological weapons program. Years ago, the same facility in the Moscow suburb of Sergiev Posad cultivated microbes for use as tools of war. Today, much of what goes on in the lab remains unknown.

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Oh yes, let's all blame the Russians. Let us forget that the US has a biological weapons program. Let us forget that US law allows the Department of Defense to conduct biological warfare tests on US citizens without their knowledge and that there have been several well-documented accidents involving deaths from such tests! Let us forget that according to Professor Francis Boyle, a US biological warfare expert, that the NIH was been experimenting with splicing Ebola with the common cold to create a powerful biological weapon. Let us forget that a vaccine to protect "the good guys" from that weapon was being tested at a secret biological warfare laboratory in the hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, where scientists from USAMRIID and Tulane University carried out research that is illegal in the US. Let us forget that last January the Kenema facility received $140 million, partly paid for by the US Department of Defense, to conduct human trials of that Ebola vaccine. Let us forget that vaccines made from attenuated viruses can and have reverted to full potency after injection, causing, rather than preventing the illness the vaccine is designed for. Let us forget that the US Government mandated swine flu vaccinations in 1976 killed fifty times more people than the flu itself did. Let us forget that the 1918 pandemic was called the "Spanish Flu" to obfuscate the fact that the illness erupted on a US military base at Camp Funston (now Fort Riley) during tests of an experimental vaccine. Let us forget about National Security Study Memorandum 200, a Nixon administration research project run by Henry Kissinger that set as official US policy the covert depopulation of resource-rich areas of the third world, in order to gain access to those resources. And let us forget that the government of Sierra Leone has concluded that the current Ebola outbreak centered on that lab at Kenema and has since ordered it closed. Let's just trust the same government and media that told us Saddam had nuclear weapons, and blame the Russians, blame the Russians, blame the Russians!

Oct 25 07:20

Ebola's spread to Mali sets back effort to halt virus

The first death from Ebola in this West African nation raised concerns Friday about whether the country would have more success in stemming the deadly virus than its hard-hit neighbors in the region.

Oct 25 07:19

Ebola cases hit 10,000 mark

The number of people infected in the outbreak of Ebola has risen above 10,000, with the mortality rate now approaching 50%.

Oct 24 15:46

Despite Ebola Fears, DHS Unprepared for a Pandemic After Spending a Bundle, Warns Inspector General

Despite years of warning, preparation, and spending, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is unprepared for the sort of pandemic that has been occupying Americans' minds of late, DHS Inspector General John Roth told the House Oversight Committee today. The feds have stockpiled plenty of gear and supplies, but they don't know if it's the right gear, in the right quantities, or whether it's in usable condition, because there's no game plan to speak of.

Oct 24 15:31

Mandatory quarantines for at-risk travelers from Ebola hot spots

The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday imposed mandatory 21-day quarantines for at-risk travelers arriving at JFK and Newark Liberty airports from Ebola afflicted countries – tough new measures that far exceed those imposed by the feds.

Oct 24 15:18

Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetic First in Human (FIH) Study for Intravenous (IV) TKM-100802

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(This clinical trial has been suspended following a clinical hold placed on the investigational new drug TKM-100802.)
Sponsor:
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Collaborator:
Department of Defense

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This document confirmns that there was an Ebola vaccine trial taking place at Kenema, co-sponsored by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals and the US Department of Defense, with thew project being terminated following the explosion of Ebola in the population around the laboratory.

Oct 24 12:58

Obama Is “Handling” Ebola … with P.R.

Obama didn’t appoint an infectious disease expert – or even someone with any healthcare experience – as Ebola czar. He appointed a lobbyist and PR flack.

Oct 24 12:13

Aid needed to stem explosion of Ebola in Liberia: study

Without a massive scaleup of aid, the Ebola epidemic in Liberia will explode, according to a computer simulation published Friday of the nation's most populous county.

The study -- using assumptions challenged by some experts -- projected that by December 15, Montserrado county could have up to 171,000 cases of Ebola.

Oct 24 11:41

MASS VIOLENCE LINKED TO PRESCRIPTION PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS - A RESOURCE PAGE

Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Colombine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold's medical records have never been made available to the public.

Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather's girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.

Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reposted in light of the school shooting in Washington State in which the shooter has reportedly committed suicide following the rampage, a classic pattern seen in SSRI triggered violence.

Oct 24 11:40

Police: shooter dead after opening fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School

A gunman believed to have opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday morning is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to two law-enforcement sources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That fits the classic pattern of an SSRI melt-down.

Oct 24 11:30

Shooting Reported at Washington High School

Police in Marysville, Washington have reportedly confirmed an active shooter at Pilchuck High School. Shots were fired near the school's cafeteria and students are locked in their classrooms, according to a teacher who spoke with KIRO. There are unconfirmed reports of six injuries, and a Life Flight helicopter has reportedly been called to the scene.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those ADHD drugs can be a BITCH!

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