SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

Mar 23 08:45

Obamacare brings big fees for drugs: ‘Where’s the affordable with this one?’

Mason is one of the many Americans with serious illnesses — including cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis — who are indeed finding relatively low monthly premiums under President Obama’s law. But some have been shocked at how much their prescriptions are costing as insurers are sorting drug prices into a complex tier system and in some cases charging co-insurance rates as high as 50 percent. That can leave patients on the hook for thousands.

Mar 23 07:38

Satellites Number by Country

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Russia is more than just a gas station, Mr. McCain.

Mar 23 07:31

14 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma since Friday

Scientists are studying why earthquake activity has increased in Oklahoma and whether it is connected to wastewater disposal related to oil and gas production, but have so far found no answers.

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The Fracking companies are denying any link between their pumping fluids to crack the strata and the quakes, which is after all what happens when strata cracks.

Mar 22 09:55

For Disciplined Doctors Crime & Misconduct Pay Very Well at Big Pharma

Being found guilty of criminal activity or professional misconduct might be expected to curtail opportunities and income for most of us, but such has not been the case with disciplined doctors and Big Pharma. As the ProPublica news agency reported, hundreds of doctors who’ve been sanctioned, fined, suspended and even convicted of crimes have been making big money as drug company speakers, consultants, educators and drug trial overseers.

Mar 22 07:30

Radical U.N. Report Promotes Democratic Control of Food and an End to Corporate Domination

A new report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the “Right to Food” took aim at the entire basis on which food is produced and distributed on a global scale. Reflecting the type of progressive analysis of our food system from experts like Vandana Shiva and Michael Pollan, report author Olivier De Schutter called for an undermining of large agribusinesses and an infusion of democratic control.

Although the report’s recommendations are revolutionary, news of its release went largely unreported in the major U.S. media.

Mar 22 07:27

Aspartame Being Re-Branded as AminoSweet: The Next Chapter in Aspartame’s Dangerous History

Aspartame’s presence in the world’s food supply has been the subject of great protest and controversy since the mid-1980?s when then CEO if Searle, Donald Rumsfeld, pushed for it’s approval to be sold on the market. As you may or may not remember, Mr. Rumsfeld went on to become George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense. But aside from Aspartame’s availability on the market proving, once again, the ease in which someone could take advantage of the Crony-Capitalist door that links Government and corporations, Aspartame has been consistently proven to harm whoever, or whatever, consumes it.

Mar 22 07:26

NC officials yank settlement offer from toxic polluter despite its ties to governor

Officials with North Carolina’s Department of Energy and Natural Resources (DENR) have withdrawn a heavily-criticized settlement offer for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s former employer in the wake of more allegations of environmental wrongdoing, WRAL-TV reported on Friday.

The department said in court that it had revoked its proposed $99,000 fine against Duke Energy, a departure from its policy up to this point of assuming control of lawsuits filed against the company by environmental activists from the region. McCrory worked for Duke for 28 years before taking office.

“We intend for our lawsuits against Duke Energy to move forward,” DENR Secretary John Skvarla was quoted as saying. “We will continue to hold the utility accountable for the clean-up of its coal ash impoundments through the lawsuits, the reopening of the permits and our ongoing investigation.”

Mar 21 15:32

Make The Move To Linux!

It's time to leave Bill Gates and Microsoft in the trash heap of history!
For any newbies out there and there are millions of you I am going to make some recommendations.
First Linux Mint with Cinnamon,XFCE or MATE desktops.
Secondly Zorin OS 8
Thirdly Ubuntu,Xubuntu or Lubuntu.
All for beginners. Good luck!
xubuntu.org

www.linuxmint.com

zorin-os.com

Mar 21 11:28

Creationists demand equal airtime on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ to provide ‘balance’

Creationists held a pity party for themselves Thursday because “Cosmos” isn’t being fair and balanced to their beliefs.

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Let them teach religion on "Cosmos" as soon as they allow the teaching of evolution in Sunday School ... for "balance."

Mar 20 11:52

The Dance Of The Thingies, Part 3, The Cliffhanger

Turns out, YOU never NEEDED an EXIT STRATEGY. Plenty of FRIENDS JUMP in and a PARTY gets underway. At some point YOU even start hallucinating: 2 COCONUTS in a frenzy COLLIDE and FORM, you won't believe this, HEAVY RAIN while a DEVIL and his FRIEND (suddenly appearing out of nowhere) leave the SCENE of the CRIME at MAXIMUM velocity. LOTS of OTHER CRAZY things HAPPEN. YOU cannot BELIEVE your EYES. An ANGEL SUDDENLY decides to take a little RIDE on a coconut and both of them disappear but in the SAME spot a drop of RAIN MATERIALIZES. It is getting ALMIGHTY HOT and STEAMY now, there's just too much RAIN, and more of it appearing all the TIME, too FAST for the eye to follow. The PRESSURE RISES. There is so LITTLE ROOM left YOU can't even FART or BURP. Normally YOU don't CARE but this isn't PLEASANT anymore. Someone LIGHTS up a CIGAR. YOU and all your friends decide to LEAVE immediately because you HATE SMOKING.

you http://periodictable.com/Isotopes/094.244/index2.full.dm.prod.html

Mar 20 08:01

Top ten REAL medical conspiracies that actually happened

The mainstream media is focused this week on trying to convince you that "medical conspiracy theories" are whacky and untrue. Published by Reuters, USA Today and other mainstream media outlets, a false story based on distorted research is now trying to convince you that there is no such thing as a "medical conspiracy." No, drug companies never conducted experiments on children, killing many in the process. No, the NIH never took part in criminal medical experiments on prisoners. No, the U.S. government never lied to you, or covered up natural cures, or conspired with Big Pharma. GMOs were created by people who LOVE the ecosystem, too!

That's the nonsense we're all supposed to believe, according to the mainstream media.

Mar 20 08:01

'Natural Cures' Author Kevin Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Years Prison

Trudeau has been jailed since last November when he was convicted of criminal contempt by jurors for defying a 2004 court order preventing him from running alleged false ads about his book, The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About. After the order, prosecutors said the informercials were run over 32,000 times.

Prosecutors fought for a prison sentence of at least 10 years, saying they couldn't think of another case where someone cheated people so 'brazenly.' In another filing they called him an "uncontrollable huckster" who would probably try to defraud his prison mates.

Defense attorneys called that "overblown and unfair" and didn't think Trudeau deserved more than two years. After hearing prosecutors talk about Trudeau's actions causing "shattered lives," defense argued that any harm done by the book would have cost the person less than the $30 price tag.

Mar 20 07:11

2nd radiation release indicated at New Mexico site

New air sampling data from southeastern New Mexico's troubled nuclear waste dump indicates there has been another small radiation release.

Department of Energy officials say a monitoring station picked up elevated radiation readings around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad on March 11. That's nearly a month after a Valentine's Day leak contaminated 17 workers and shut the only repository for toxic waste from the nation's nuclear bomb-building program.

Mar 20 07:10

Weather experts baffled by mystery plume on New Mexico radar near 1945 nuclear bomb test site

A mystery 'storm cloud' caught on weather radar after erupting off a U.S. military missile testing ground in New Mexico has left weather experts baffled.

Conspiracy theorists have speculated that the plume-like cloud, which seems to appear out of nowhere, could have been kicked up by the explosion from an unreported weapons test.

Mar 19 10:42

FAA, Boeing conclude 787 is safe after battery problem

The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing announced Wednesday that the Boeing 787 is safe after a comprehensive review of the Dreamliner because of initial problems with its lithium-ion battery.

"We do conclude that the aircraft is safe and that it meets its intended level of design and safety," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the US Government says the 787 is safe, then I am never setting foot on one!

Interesting timing that Boeing gets a pass on the 787 while everyone hunts a 777 and suspects US government involvement.

Mar 19 08:05

Monsanto’s New Herbicide-Resistant GM Crops Threaten American Vegetable Farmers

Many American corn and soybean farmers embrace genetically modified seeds and herbicide chemicals. This biotechnology invention helps them produce higher crop yields without having to worry about weeds. Today’s farmers can just apply, en masse, chemicals like glyphosate, which knock out the weeds, allowing the hybrid corn and soybeans to thrive. While this science seems to increase certain food production, it is actually limiting vegetable farmers.

“You have a lot of crops that are sensitive to these herbicides,” USA Today reported Neil Rhodes, director of the herbicide stewardship program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, saying. “With vegetable farmers facing the prospect of a much larger area being sprayed with them in coming years, ‘I’m not surprised they’re concerned.’”

Mar 18 12:46

Pastor Diagnosed With Cancer: 'No Compassion in the Affordable Care Act'

"Back in January, Pastor Angran was diagnosed with stage three cancer of the esophagus. He had insurance, but because of a previous heart condition, it did not cover the treatments he needed for his cancer. He found that out just minutes before receiving life-saving chemo," says the local reporter.

The pastor says, "One of the workers came and said let me talk to you. And so I went to talk to her. She says that we found out that your insurance does not include chemo."

"Over the past two months, the Angrans have emptied their savings account and racked up $50,000 in debt. They signed up for the Affordable Care Act," says the local reporter, "but found it to be anything but affordable. It will cost the couple more than $800 per month, money they just don't have."

Mar 18 09:39

Ben Swann: Insurance Companies Will Receive $5.5 Billion in Bailouts in 2015

Insurance companies such as WellPoint and Humana will receive $5.5 billion in bailouts in 2015 to help cover the losses they claim they will face because of Obamacare.

Mar 18 08:55

White House now touting Obamacare with twerking, cat gifs

The newest Obamacare promotion has the official White House website imitating a March Madness-style bracket featuring gifs of twerking girls, cats and “YOLO” to convince coveted young millennials to sign up.

While President Obama’s campaigns were noted for their successful youth outreach, he has been unable to attract young people to sign up for insurance under Obamacare so far. Last week, Obama tried to up youth exchange enrollment with an appearance on “Between Two Ferns” with the often foul-mouthed star Zack Galifianakis.

Now the White House has moved onto gifs with “The 16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just when you think it can't get any sillier!

Mar 18 06:42

Coalition Wages Legal Challenge to Idaho's 'Ag-Gag' Law

'The Idaho law is deeply distressing because it is aimed entirely at protecting an industry, especially in its worst practices that endanger people, at the expense of freedom of speech.'

Mar 18 06:42

Cleanup of major toxic waste sites an ‘inefficient,’ unaccountable ‘shell game’

Energy-intensive cleanup efforts at toxic-waste sites in the US government’s Superfund program ultimately amount to a shell game, where poisonous materials are constantly shuffled between treatment plants, all as harmful waste multiplies with each step.

Mar 17 08:17

FLASHBACK - Journalist Suzi Parker: Targeted by a Clinton terror campaign in 1999 to silence her Salon reporting on a huge Arkansas tainted prison blood scandal

Gov. Bill Clinton’s close political friends were selling HIV and Hepatitis C - laced prison inmate blood to the world blood market in the 1980’s. Arkansas journalist Suzi Parker was a targeted with a terror campaign when she reported on this for Salon.

The terror campaign on Suzi Parker occurred in the late 1990’s when Bill Clinton was president and Suzi Parker was reporting for Salon. This was very similar to the other criminal terror campaigns that Hillary & Bill have used on Bill’s sex victims and former girlfriends (Kathleen Willey, Gennifer Flowers, Sally Perdue, Paula Jones, Liz Ward Gracen and others).

Mar 16 09:20

Israeli Drug Company Agrees to Pay $27.6 Million for U.S. Psychiatrist’s Overprescribing of Anti-Psychotic Medicine

An Illinois doctor who had become notorious for overprescribing a powerful antipsychotic medication was paid to push the drug by its Israeli manufacturer, according government prosecutors who have settled the case out of court.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has agreed to pay more than $27.6 million to settle allegations that it provided Chicago psychiatrist Michael Reinstein with financial incentives to prescribe clozapine to patients.

Clozapine can cause serious side effects, including seizures, heart-muscle inflammation and a reduction in white blood cells.

Reinstein was found to have prescribed more clozapine to patients in Medicaid’s Illinois program than all of the doctors in the Medicaid programs of Texas, Florida and North Carolina combined, according to ProPublica.

The investigative news website also reported that Reinstein had prescribed the drug to Medicare patients, despite the risks clozapine poses to the elderly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A question your doctor will not want you to ask, but you SHOULD ask, with any new medication which is not generic, is the following: "Is the pharmaceutical company which makes this drug compensating you financially for your prescriptions of this drug?"

And if they ask you, in shocked tones, why in the world you would even ask such a question, just reference the Pfizer case, regarding off-label use of Neurontin and smile.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact a $142 million jury verdict against Pfizer Inc over the marketing of the epilepsy drug Neurontin. The jury had ruled in favor of an insurer who said it had been misled into paying for the drug for "off-label" uses, or uses for which it was not approved. In 2010, the jury in Massachusetts found that due to Pfizer's marketing of the drug for off-label uses, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc, one of the nation's largest health maintenance organizations, and affiliates were damaged because they paid for prescriptions relating to conditions Neurontin did not effectively treat.

The reason I know about this is that I was prescribed this drug for joint pain. What the HMO I was with at the time never did was test me for chemical sensitivity, which would have demonstrated that I am highly allergic to formaldehyde precursors, which are ubiquitous in both cleaning products and lower-end cosmetics. Mike found that out with about half an hour of research on-line. Once those were out of my system, no more problems.

But did I feel absolutely betrayed by the medical establishmment which was supposed to help me protect my health when I realized what had happened?!? HELL, YES!!

Mar 15 10:38

Huge: New Lawsuit Filed Against USDA over Missing Docs Showing GMO Dangers

Like many Americans, you may be beating your head against the wall trying to figure out how governmental agencies could so blatantly ignore the facts concerning GMO dangers. A new lawsuit filed March 12, 2014 by Center for Food Safety (CFS) demands that federal documents be released which might incriminate the United States Department of Agriculture over findings that GMO were harmful, while shielding the public from this knowledge.

Mar 14 07:43

Data Fail! How Google Flu Trends Fell Way Short

Google Flu Trends, an attempt to track flu outbreaks based on search terms, dramatically overestimated the number of flu cases in the 2012-2013 season, and the latest data does not look promising, say David Lazer, a computer and political scientist at Northeastern University in Boston, and his colleagues in a policy article published Friday (March 14) in the journal Science about the pitfalls of Big Data.

Mar 13 09:33

Gonorrhea is about to become impossible to treat

Gonorrhea has taken many forms over the last few decades. The strain that people acquire today isn't the same one that previous generations had to deal with. In fact, it might not be the same strain that infected people a little over 10 years ago. That's because gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), has become resistant to most of the antibiotics that we have used to combat it over the last three decades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Evolution at work.

Mar 13 08:36

U.S. mainstream media tells senseless truths with great detail, but vital information is vague and covered in lies

The politics of war, Wall Street and Big Pharma all spill over into Big Food, so it's time to talk about it and point out why it's so important to understand politics in order to avoid politics. You have complete control over your choices as a consumer, and believe it or not, this can affect Big Food and Big Pharma in the long run. How will you step up your "game" and be a part of your own health solution, not your own problems? First of all, you have to identify the hoaxes, the lies and the staged drama that has the sole intent of influencing your "consumer" decisions in all the wrong ways. It plays out on televisions, on radio, in magazines and on the internet. It's all about perspective and interpretation. Here we go.

Mar 12 09:41

Do you have what it takes to be an ASTEROID HUNTER? Nasa offers £20,000 reward for software that could save planet

The world's leading space agency is looking for asteroid hunters to help save the planet - and you could help.

Nasa is offering up to $35,000 (£21,000) over the next six months to anyone who is able develop computer code that can identify life-threatening asteroids.

By mining talent from the general public, the space agency hopes to spot dangerous space rocks such as the one that saw off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Mar 12 09:33

1,500 Haitian cholera victims accuse U.N. of causing outbreak in new lawsuit

There had been no cholera in Haiti for at least 150 years until it was allegedly introduced to the Caribbean nation by Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers sent there in the wake of the devastating earthquake in January 2010.

According to the plaintiffs, who include several New Yorkers and U.S. citizens who lost members of their family, the epidemic has “killed approximately 9,000 and sickened 700,000 and counting” since it broke out in 2010.

Mar 12 06:34

New Drug Made Cancer Tumors Disappear in Just 12 Weeks!

The checkups revealed 60-70 scattered tumors from the head to the abdomen and the doctors said he had a few weeks to live. The last resort was to test an experimental drug of that time, which was gladly accepted by Brooks, since “if he did nothing, his death would be a matter of weeks.”

However, 12 weeks later, doctors at the Christie Hospital in Manchester discovered with surprise that the experimental drug had cleared the body from all tumors.

The drug Mr. Brooks took is called brentuximab vedotin and is a type of monoclonal antibody approved in the U.S. and Europe in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Mar 12 06:27

Bowing to public outrage, pharma company to give dying boy experimental drug

The Hardys' plight inspired Internet users from all over the world to use social media to pressure the company to change its stance. In a statement Tuesday, Chimerix revealed, the pressure worked - Josh will be one of 20 patients to receive an experimental clinical trial of the drug. While the Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve the drug, the agency did grant Chimerix permission to carryout the trial.

Josh's family is staying with him at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. From there they thanked supporters via Facebook.

"You did it. You Saved Josh. Thank you Chimerix and Josh's Army," they wrote.

Mar 12 06:26

Obamacare 3 million shy of target — with 19 days left to sign up

More than 4.2 million Americans had selected private health care plans from the Obamacare marketplace through the end of February, though the rate of sign-ups dropped last month and young people still aren’t enrolling quickly enough, according to numbers the administration released Tuesday.

The Health and Human Services Department said one in four of the enrollees from Oct. 1 to March 1 were ages 18 to 34, which is short of the 40 percent that analysts say health insurers will need to offset higher costs of sick and elderly patients who cannot be denied coverage.

Mar 11 10:17

Company withholds experimental drug from dying 7-year-old boy to preserve profits

A drug company refuses to give a dying 7-year-old boy experimental medication because doing so would cut into its profits.

Cancer survivor Josh Hardy is fighting a viral infection he developed after a recent bone-marrow transplant, and his family has turned to social media to pressure pharmaceutical maker Chimerix into providing the antiviral drug brincidofovir.

The North Carolina-based company has already turned down multiple requests by Josh’s doctors for the unapproved drug, and it has so far remained unmoved by thousands of requests made by friends, family members, and other supporters.

“Our son will die without this drug,” said the boy’s father, Todd Hardy. “We’re begging them to give it to us.”

But the company’s CEO, Kenneth Moch, said Chimerix cannot agree to provide the drug for compassionate use because it would then be obligated to share the drug with other patients – and he said that would be too costly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Let the kid die, if giving him this medication would at ALL CUT INTO OUR PROFITS!!!!" - Official Chimerix Souse.

Apparently, this man had his conscience surgically removed before accepting the position of CEO of this company.

he has the morals of a trout.

Mar 11 07:42

Search for Malaysia Airlines plane turns to crowdsourcing for clues

As dozens of ships and aircraft from 10 nations scour the seas for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, a US-based satellite imaging company has launched its own search effort with a crowdsourcing campaign to locate the Boeing 777.

DigitalGlobe, which operates commercial imaging satellites, has made available high-resolution images from the weekend of the area where evidence suggests plane with 239 people on board may have crashed into the water.

It is asking volunteers to log onto its Tomnod website and comb through images in the hope of locating something of interest.

So far, 3,200 square kilometres of imagery has been made available for volunteers to search online. More images will be released over the next 24 hours.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not surprisingly, the server for the satellite images is swamped right now.

Mar 10 08:21

Fireball explodes over Yellowknife

A fireball exploded and lit up the skies over Yellowknife early Thursday morning, but was not believed to have caused any damage.

One expert compared it to a similar incident that took place over Montreal last November.

An image of the explosion was posted on the website of Spaceweather.com. It was captured by a photographer who was leading a tour of the Aurora Borealis.

The exploding meteor was described as being so bright that it turned the night sky blue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Seem to be a lot of rocks falling out of the skies these days!

Mar 08 06:43

Meet CUPID: The Drone That Will Shoot You With an 80,000 Volt Taser

Are drones not scary enough for you yet? How about this? A drone helicopter that spots you and identifies you as an intruder. It tells you to stop and put your hands behind your head. Instead, you keep coming. The drone then shoots you with barbed Taser darts that pump 80,000 volts into you. If you try to get up, it will continue pumping voltage into you until you submit and the authorities arrive.

This isn't some dystopian theory. It's very real already, and I just saw it in action. Yes, it is terrifying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am certain that some police chiefs and military officers are salivating to get their hands on this technology.

And I can nearly guarantee you one thing: such equipment will not be used for "private protection"; it will be used for exacting complete compliance and submission by agents of this government, if not outright extrajudicial assassinations, both at home and abroad.

Mar 07 12:30

NASA's WISE Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'Planet X'

After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed "Planet X."

Researchers previously had theorized about the existence of this large, but unseen celestial body, suspected to lie somewhere beyond the orbit of Pluto. In addition to "Planet X," the body had garnered other nicknames, including "Nemesis" and "Tyche."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course, no "Nibaru!"

Mar 07 09:56

NPR: Operators struggle with major crack in dam; Spillway could topple — AP: “Extends all 65 ft across monolith”; About 20 miles from Hanford nuclear site — TV: “Pretty crazy… one of biggest dams in state, going to be a catastrophe if something happens”

Dam operators are struggling to find a solution for a major underwater crack in the Wanapum Dam. It spans the Columbia River in central Washington [...] The worst-case scenario is if the spillway was to topple. But [Thomas Stredwick, Grant County Public Utility District] thinks other sections of the dam would hold on and downstream communities should be safe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maintenance by wishful thinking?

Let's look at a map.

Yep, that is a lot of water there. Now let us move downstream a bit, and we find another dam near Desert Aire. I doubt that one will contain the flood should the dam at Wanapum fail. Even if the dam at Desert Aire doesn't collapse, it will likely overtop. So, let's move a bit further downstream into where the resulting flood will flow, and we find ... The Hanford Nuclear Waste site!

Just imagine all that water getting into all those weakened and poorly constructed tanks holding all that highly radioactive material, and what that will do to the downstream lands fed by the Colombia River all the way to Portland, Oregon.

The long history of short-changing maintenance on US infrastructure to fund wars, prop up Wall Street, and fund Israel may well come back to haunt the US Government in a way they clearly did not imagine!

Mar 07 08:37

The Santorini Eruption and the Apocalyptic Plagues of Exodus

But one of the most extraordinary aspects of the Book of Revelation's reimagining of the story of the Exodus, is that it appears to have been aware that the plagues of Egypt were associated with a "great mountain, burning with fire" being thrown into the sea (Rev 8:8) - millennia before the Santorini/Exodus hypothesis was first postulated in modern biblical scholarship.

The theory that the Thera eruption was the source of the plagues described in the Book of Exodus, was first forwarded by the Egyptologist Hans Goedicke during the early 1980's, and has since become one of the most widely accepted explanations for the events of the Exodus in modern biblical scholarship.

Mar 06 14:54

NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes

New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La., that year.

The findings suggest such radar data, if collected routinely from airborne systems or satellites, could at least in some cases foresee sinkholes before they happen, decreasing danger to people and property.

Mar 06 10:30

'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out

According to the study, researchers found the FDA to be quite inconsistent when it came to their approval process for drugs and medical devices. For example, some drugs required "high-quality" clinical trials, while about a third received approval on the basis of just one clinical trial.

Mar 06 09:42

House to Vote on Making Fine for Disobeying Obamacare Individual Mandate $0

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Wednesday to reduce the fine/“tax” for violating Obamacare’s individual mandate this year to $0. It will be interesting to see how Democrats in both the House and Senate react.

Mar 06 08:50

Code Chaos

Ever considered suicide by jellyfish? Have you ended up in the hospital after being injured during the forced landing of your spacecraft? Or been hurt when you were sucked into the engine of an airplane or when your horse-drawn carriage collided with a trolley?
Dave Malan

Dave Malan

Chances are slim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Sorry, there is no code for "Sexually transmitted disease acquired by being gang raped by rabid wombats", so we can't treat you!" -- Obamasnare

Mar 06 08:17

Administration Announces Another Obamacare Delay

As expected, the Obama administration announced yet another delay to Obamacare this afternoon. Via Politico:

The Obama administration will allow some health plans that fall short of Obamacare coverage requirements to continue past the November elections and through most of President Barack Obama’s second term.

The decision, announced Wednesday by federal health officials, extends for two years an earlier decision by the White House to let people keep their existing health plans through 2014, even if those plans fell short of the Affordable Care Act requirements.

Without the change, Democrats worried that another wave of canceled health policies would hit in October, stirring up another round of controversy as the midterm elections approached.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The lesson from Obamacare is that this government will not admit error or back off a policy, no matter the scale of the disaster it may be. That is of concern as the same government is now rushing into a war which will be a disaster for the United States, but a gift to the bankers who profit by loaning money for wars and reconstruction.

Mar 05 11:51

FLASHBACK - Obama and Pelosi - Obamacare "Find out what's in it"

Mar 05 11:37

The Grave Injustice of Overturning Chevron's $9.5 Billion Responsibility for Toxic Pollution in Ecuador

Yesterday, a New York federal judge overturned a $9.5 billion Ecuadorean court judgment against Chevron for failure to clean up toxic oil drlling waste in an indigenous area, Lago Agrio, of the Amazon.

This was a dramatic and heartbreaking example of how a company with multi-billion dollars in profits, like Chevron, can delay a case -- and then shop around to find a favorable venue (even after losing the lawsuit) until the verdict is overturned. Meanwhile, the US attorney, Steven Donziger, who had been representing the residents of Lago Agrio, was ultimately the excuse the judge used for reversing the fine against Chevron. It was imposed, remember, by an Ecuadorean court.

Mar 05 10:07

Surge in babies born without brains in Washington State

There is something seriously wrong in the fertile Yakima Valley region of Washington. A surging number of babies are being born with major birth defects, and the reasons why are eluding state health officials.

As reported by CNN, a nurse in the area, Sara Barron, was the first to report on a particularly horrifying condition: anencephaly -- a condition in which babies are born without much of their brain and skull.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They can still look forward to good careers in Congress!

On a more serious note, perhaps it is time to take another look at the radiation leaking out of that Hanford nuclear facility.

Mar 04 14:17

New O-Care delay to help midterm Dems

The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats.

As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare’s minimum coverage requirements.

Mar 04 10:02

Japan: Robot to take top university exam

Scientists in Japan are trying to create a computer program smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo's entrance exam, it appears.

Mar 04 09:06

Vietnam veterans sue U.S. military for discharge upgrades over PTSD

Five Vietnam War veterans sued the U.S. military on Monday, saying they were denied some veterans services after receiving other-than-honorable discharges for actions that resulted from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The men, including one who was the victim of a poison gas attack on his first day in Vietnam and another whose duties included sorting through body parts of soldiers killed in combat, called on the military to upgrade the discharges of veterans of the conflict who suffer from PTSD.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut, seeks class action status for what it estimates are tens of thousands of veterans who can now be shown to suffer from PTSD, a condition not recognized by the military in the 1960s and early 1970s at the time of the U.S. war in Southeast Asia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that this class action lawsuit results positively for these Veterans.

I detest war, and as I get older, am viscerally Quaker about war; that having been said, US Veterans deserve the absolute best of care and concern by this government and this country.

Mar 04 08:45

The Fracking Industry's Contempt for the Public Is Finally Coming to Light

Specifically, the plan sought collaboration with gas and oil industry allies like Halliburton to foil Ohio citizens opposed to fracking. After this memo surfaced, Ohio Governor John Kasich denied any knowledge, but the publication of an August 2012 email confirmed that his senior staff had been invited to attend a meeting for the PR campaign. This week a spokeswoman for ODNR’s Natural Resources department, which spearheaded the PR effort, defended it, saying:

Any responsible organization plans in advance what it is going to do, especially when it knows it is going to face fierce opposition to progress. The fact that these secretly funded extremist groups are attacking us today validates the wisdom of anticipating the attack and planning for it.

Mar 03 11:01

NEJM editor: “No longer possible to believe much of clinical research published”

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

Mar 03 10:35

Critics Oppose FDA Approval of Painkiller Zohydro

A new narcotic painkiller is due to come on the market in March, and critics want the FDA to reverse its approval of the drug, Zohydro ER. They claim it could become the next OxyContin, another opioid that’s become a popular drug of abuse.

Critics of the FDA's ruling include attorneys general from 28 states and FED UP!, a union of consumer groups, addiction treatment providers, drug and alcohol prevention programs, and other interested groups. They have petitioned FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, to prevent Zohydro from coming on the market. The FDA approved the drug even though its advisory committee voted 12 to 2 against approval.

Mar 03 10:15

Do the bodies of more than one thousand British soldiers and Mohawks from a forgotten colonial massacre lie in dumping ground next to businessman's mansion?

One man claims that the remains of approximately 1200 British soldiers and Mohawk allies may lie under a covered ravine in upstate New York.

Randy Patten, a 61-year-old retired state police investigator and former member of a New York commission that celebrated the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War, says a local businessman 'is dumping on historical ground, or what’s left of it, anyway.'

In the 1990s, businessman Anthony Tomasovic was granted permission by the town of Lake George to fill in his vacant, sloping property. The land borders the wooded ravine where about 1,000 British Colonial troops and 200 of their Mohawk Indian allies were ambushed by a larger force of French and Indians on the morning of Sept. 8, 1755.

The ravine was also part of the route for a wilderness road traveled by such 18th-century figures as Paul Revere, Benedict Arnold, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Mar 03 09:09

‘Construction flaws’ in six Hanford nuclear waste tanks, 13 more may be compromised – report

“Significant construction flaws” have been found in at least 6 of the 28 double shelled radioactive waste storage tanks at the Hanford nuclear waste complex in Washington State, which may lead to additional leaks, documents obtained by the AP say.

After one of the 28 huge underground double shelled tanks was found to be leaking in 2012, subsequent surveys performed for the US Department of Energy by one of its Hanford contractors found that at least six of the other tanks shared the same defects, according to the documents. A further 13 tanks may also be compromised, the inspectors found.

“It is time for the Department (of Energy) to stop hiding the ball and pretending that the situation at Hanford is being effectively managed," Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore, who until recently was chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, wrote Friday in a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

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Why were there no inspections during the process of construction to make sure this was not happening?!?!?

Mar 03 09:00

WHO considering new intake guidelines for sugar, 'the new tobacco'

The World Health Organization is considering new sugar consumption guidelines and asking for the public’s input.

WHO will open up the public consultation process on its website and announce more details in a conference call with journalists on Wednesday.

The organization currently says that sugar should account for less than 10 per cent of an individual’s daily calorie intake. A regular-size chocolate bar or a can of Coke would be within that limit if you consume about 2,000 calories per day.

Mar 03 08:26

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?

Mar 03 07:53

Contamination and Bio-Pollution: The Criminality of the GM Biotech Industry

There is currently a battle waging across the planet over genetically modified (GM) crops. It seems like not a month goes by when a new report is released on the health, environmental or productivity aspects of GM organisms. The GM biotech industry tries to assure governments and the public about the safety and efficacy of their products, while study after study calls into question its claims.

The industry has succeeded in getting its GM foods onto the commercial market in the US largely due to its political leverage within government and regulatory authorities (1). However, Europe and elsewhere have so far not been the pushovers that the industry and the US State Department, which actively promotes the US GM biotech sector courtesy of the taxpayer (2), thought they would. The sector continues to push at the doors of Europe and India but is meeting stiff resistance.

Nov 03 08:25

Prop 37 - GM maize 'has polluted rivers across the United States'

An insecticide used in genetically modified (GM) crops grown extensively in the United States and other parts of the world has leached into the water of the surrounding environment.

The insecticide is the product of a bacterial gene inserted into GM maize and other cereal crops to protect them against insects such as the European corn borer beetle. Scientists have detected the insecticide in a significant number of streams draining the great corn belt of the American mid-West.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another classic example of a new technology sold to the public without thinking it all the way through. The maize plants had a gene added that forced them to produce an insecticide in the entire plant. When the non-crop portion of the plants decompose after harvest, the toxin drains off into streams and rivers where it accumulates, poisoning the environment, including benign and necessary insects which aid pollination of food crops.

And again, we expect corporations to stop all thinking once the product is paid for, but the US Government justifies its control over our lives and the pillaging of our wealth with thew promise that it will exercise oversight on potentially dangerous behaviors of corporations, such as when the SEC was supposed to keep an eye on Bernie Madoff (but didn't), the Bureau of Mine Safety was supposed to keep the mines from caving in (they didn't) and the MMS was supposed to make sure oil drilling didn't pose a hazard to the nation (they didn't do that either). In this case, with genetic engineering being the most dangerous technology to be allowed into the wild, proper oversight should have been exercised to consider what happens to the environment when the product ends its useful life and breaks free into the wild, such as the transfer of the "Roundup Ready" gene from food crops into Pigweed. Once again we are looking at a total failure of the US Government to protect the interests of ordinary Americans.

Apr 05 13:11

Tons Of Radioactive Fukushima Water Spills Into Pacific Ocean

TEPCO believes they have accidentally spilled 12 tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant has spilled into the Pacific Ocean.

Apr 05 12:43

Critical Infrastructure Exploits Being Packaged In Hacker Tools

In a bid to make critical infrastructure vendors to take cyber security threats seriously, researchers release Stuxnet inspired exploits.

Apr 05 12:16

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing Monsanto’s genetically modified strain MON810.

The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister, Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations...

Apr 05 12:06

Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally

Under the current rules, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is responsible for inspecting all chicken and turkey carcasses for things like bruises, bile, and yes, shit, before they’re sent for further processing. The proposed HACCP-Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) would remove those USDA inspectors from the lines, leaving poultry plant employees, who already stand in a fast-moving, I-Love-Lucy-style line, to flag unsanitary or otherwise flawed birds.

Apr 05 11:09

Porn Stars Allie Haze, Chastity Lane Call For Mass Wank-Off Against Santorum: VIDEO

Sorry couldn't resist this one!

Porn stars Allie Haze (of Star Wars XXX fame) and Chastity Lane are asking good Americans everywhere to, um, reach down and touch themselves to oppose the presidential hopes of one Rick Santorum.

Apr 05 11:03

Oaksterdam University Raid 'Payback' For California's Marijuana Legalization Effort?

The man who bankrolled California's closest shot yet at fully legalizing marijuana, Prop. 19, saw his Oaksterdam University cannabis college in Oakland raided by federal authorities yesterday.
And pot advocates are fuming.

The Drug Policy Alliance suggests the raid by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service might have served one possible goal:
"Payback" for the 2010 legalization effort that failed but made a good try of it. The ballot effort was backed by Richard Lee, the millionaire owner of Oaksterdam.

Apr 05 09:30

US Launches Top Secret Rocket

The United States has successfully launched a multi-million-dollar rocket carrying an undisclosed cargo believed to be a top-secret spy satellite.

Apr 05 08:51

Penly 2 Nuclear Reactor Shutdown Following Fire In Oil Pumps

The Penly 2 nuclear reactor in France has been shut down after an oil fire broke out in pumps in the reactor.

Apr 05 08:30

Working Quantum Computer Built Inside A Diamond

Scientists have created a working quantum computer inside a diamond that includes protection against decoherence noise that prevents it from functioning properly.

Apr 05 08:13

A Marijuana Bud A Day Keeps The Stroke Away

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As it turns out, the claim that an aspirin a day helps avoid a heart attack is not true. It helps only if you are already recovering from a heart attack, but does nothing for people who are healthy (although it obviously brings huge profits to the aspirin companies). Now a recent peer-reviewed study showed that daily aspirin increases the occurrence of certain cancers. Thanks to the snake-oil salesmen for THAT one!

So now it turns out that smoking Marijuana (illegal) might actually be better for your heart than aspirin (legal and taxable).

As a side note, we all known that alcohol (legal and taxable) destroys brain cells while smoking Marijuana (illegal) has been shown in laboratory tests to stimulate the growth of new brain cells, illustrated when Cheech Marin, a lifelong admitted pot smoker, trounced the straight-laced Anderson Cooper in Celebrity Jeopardy.

So why is Marijuana illegal? Because when you grow it in your back yard you don;t pay tax on it, and a population of people smoking marijuana, growing their brains, and getting smarter is of no use at all to the money-junkies, who prefer you so brain dead you cannot see the Wall Street frauds or challenge the lies used to send your children to war.

Apr 05 07:50

Dear Media, Please Ask Obama to Explain His Escalating War on Medical Marijuana

Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

Monday morning's DEA raid of Oaksterdam University is making major headlines, but there's one detail missing from the coverage: why the f#$k is Obama at War with Medical Marijuana in the first place? Seriously, why is any of this even happening at all?...

Apr 05 03:08

Flashback: Lithium In Texan Drinkwater

Lithium is used by doctors as a mood stabiliser in the treatment for depression.
Dr Bhamjee said: “A recent article in the British Journal of Psychiatry found the beneficial uses of lithium when it was added to the water supply in parts of Texas.”

He said the Government should consider a pilot project for a town in Ireland where lithium salts could be added to the water in very small doses and examine the results.” He said there was already strong precedent for governments intervening in the operation of public water supply for health benefits by adding fluoride.

Apr 04 19:28

GM Enviro-Pig Won't Go To Market; On To Humanely Solving an Environmental Problem

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Last year, the media was buzzing about the possibility of Enviro-pig entering the American and Canadian food markets.

The way our regulatory agencies work is to keep pending approvals for genetically modified animals on file, in secret, until a decision determines if it's suddenly in the stores unlabeled, or no, not yet.

Enviro-pig is a creation from Canada's University of Guelph scientists and hog industry Ontario Pork. Birthed in 1999, with 10 generations since. The DNA of Yorkshire pigs were spliced with DNA from e.coli for phosphorous digestion and mice DNA to promote the e.coli gene. The pigs' make-up was changed to allow the enzyme phytase in their saliva to cut the phosphorous in their manure by about 30 percent.

Apr 04 14:51

“Welcome to The Anthropocene”: Group of Scientists Advocate Global Government

“This is the story of how one species changed a planet..”- so begins this new promo put out by a team of UN-sponsored scientists. The website associated with the “short film” states it has been set up by “researchers and communicators from some of the leading scientific research institutions on global sustainability.”

The film itself follows the same old tiresome script we’ve heard so often from the mouths of neo-eugenic propagandists: too many people, shrinking icecaps, rising sea levels and the rest. The solution to all this doom and gloom? Global government of course...

Apr 04 13:57

You Tube Now Banning Videos Critical Of Global Warming Alarmism

YouTube has censored a video critical of a global warming alarmists, who says global warming skeptics need to be treated, as a violation of community guidelines.

Apr 04 11:18

Worse Than SOPA: New CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Will Censor The Web

A new cybersecurity bill will allow the government to bypass privacy laws to monitor, censor, and stop any online activity deemed disruptive to the government or private parties.

Apr 04 10:52

Vaccine failure admitted: Whooping cough outbreaks higher among children already vaccinated

New research reported by Reuters reveals that whooping cough outbreaks are HIGHER among vaccinated children compared with unvaccinated children. This is based on a study led by Dr. David Witt, an infectious disease specialist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, California.

Apr 04 10:17

Radiation Levels in California Rain Recorded at 506% Above Normal

A radiation test carried out after a storm swept through Southern California has recorded radiation at 506% above normal background level

Apr 04 10:16

Man Arrested for Tainting Food with Mercury as Government, Corporations Go Free

Is tainting food with mercury a crime? Apparently only if you’re a citizens and not a major corporation or a United States government agency. One retired pharmacist was rightfully arrested after contaminating cafeteria food with heavily toxic mercury, yet no action has been taken against processed food manufacturers whose products are known to contain mercury. Nor has action been taken against the FDA, the organization that sits idly by as consumers continue to eat mercury-laden processed foods that make up on average about 90% of the US food supply.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The FDA should be fired, en masse, for doing absolutely nothing about this. But again, as has been demonstrated an amazing number of times, corporate agribusiness profit trumps the health and well-being of America's citizens every time.

Apr 04 09:09

Obama Justice Department under deadline to answer court over Obama’s health law comments

The Obama Justice Department has roughly 24 hours to explain to a federal appeals court whether the administration believes judges have the power to overturn federal laws — in the latest escalation between the two branches of government over the federal health care overhaul.
A three-judge panel for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered the Justice Department to explain by Thursday at noon whether the administration believes judges have that authority. The challenge came after President Obama cautioned the Supreme Court against overturning the health care law and warned that such an act would be “unprecedented.”

Apr 04 08:45

Million-year-old ash hints at origins of cooking

Ash found in a South African cave hints that humans were cooking with fire one million years ago.

The discovery is the earliest evidence yet found for use of this revolutionary technology, say the researchers behind the finding. But some experts caution that more proof is needed before we conclude that humans were cooking regularly at this date.

It is not possible to say for certain which species of hominin inhabited the cave one million years ago, but the team believes it was probably Homo erectus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A million years. It boggles the mind to think of how much history happened that is lost to memory. Around 70,000 years ago the human population shrank to less than 15,000 individuals following the Toba supervolcano. We know that a great cataclysm happened 12,000 years ago when an asteroid struck somewhere in the north American area, wiping out the Clovis people and large fauna. Given how fast human civilization and culture has developed since the last great asteroid strike, it seems difficult to accept that similar progress did not happen in earlier times, with subsequent ice ages grinding all traces of those earlier civilizations to dust.

Apr 04 08:31

78 percent increase in autism rates over past decade coincides with new vaccination schedules

The rate of autism among American children has nearly doubled over the past decade, according to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), jumping from about one in 150 children back in 2000 to about one in 88 children in 2008, which is the last time official estimates were calculated. And interestingly, this steady rise in autism rates coincides directly with CDC-endorsed vaccination schedules that have also risen sharply since the 1980s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In US society, the profits for big pharma trump the health of its citizens, and particularly of our most fragile members of society, our children, every time.

Apr 04 08:11

Age 10 the ‘New Norm’ for Puberty in Girls Thanks to Chemicals Like BPA

Toxic BPA is featured in the vast majority of plastics used commercially today. This chemical has the property of mimicking estrogen when leeched into the body. The delicate hormonal balance in the developing human body is being offset by the introduction of BPA and other chemicals into an average child’s life. Nearly out of the womb, children who are given plastic toys, pacifiers or bottles all come under the influence of this hormone disruption incredibly early.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, with a government which actually cared, at least a little, for the health of its citizens, this chemical would be banned in this country.

However, that is not the case in the USA. As reported here:

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/gsolomon/fda_to_consumers_were_still...

FDA is kicking the BPA-lined can further down the road in an announcement today that the Agency plans to keep studying this issue while consumers continue to be exposed. Specifically, the Agency's response to NRDC's petition is: "FDA has determined, as a matter of science and regulatory policy, that the best course of action at this time is to continue our review and study of emerging data on BPA."

Simple translation: the BPA manufacturers won, and US consumers lost, big time.

The best thing you can do is educate yourself about which products still contain this chemical, and to avoid them like the plague.

Apr 04 08:04

Monsanto’s GMO Seeds Contributing to Farmer Suicides Every 30 Minutes

In what has been called the single largest wave of recorded suicides in human history, Indian farmers are now killing themselves in record numbers. It has been extensively reported, even in mainstream news, but nothing has been done about the issue. The cause? Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicides over the past 16 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Indian government should ban anything Monsanto produces,including GMO seeds and insecticides, as the legacy of horrifically unintended consequences produced by this company are legion.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Monsanto

Apr 04 07:47

'Nodding Disease' Kills African Children - Vaccine Induced Narcolepsy?

Mar 16 12:27

Ocean Radiation Plume Hits Hawaii From Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

The latest marine impact simulation shows the radioactive plume of ocean radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown has now hit Hawaii

Mar 16 12:25

What Closing The Straits Of Hormuz Will Mean In 3 Simple Charts

These 3 simple charts fully explain the shock waves that will be sent through the global economy if Iran decides to shut down in response to western military threats.

Mar 14 08:52

Scientists warn EPA on Monsanto corn rootworm

A group of plant scientists is warning federal regulators that action is needed to mitigate a growing problem with biotech corn that is losing its resistance to plant-damaging pests.

Mar 14 05:57

Fired For Using Birth Control? It Could Be Possible In Arizona

A proposed law in Arizona could give employers the right to fire women who use birth control. The bill, which sailed right through the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, grants employers the right to ask for proof that contraceptives are being taken for non-contraceptive reasons.

Mar 14 05:45

Forget Asteroids and Volcanoes: Chemically Induced Infertility Threatens Human Race

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

With the increase in solar flares and expert warnings over the threat of asteroids, volcanoes, and earthquakes, it’s understandable to be concerned about the future of the earth and mankind alike.

What many experts and publications are forgetting, however, is that these disasters may actually be less threatening than the harm being placed on our own bodies.

Known by some as the ‘infertility timebomb’, men are increasingly becoming infertile at an astounding rate that worries many scientists. We can’t control the trajectory of asteroids, but we can control what we put into our bodies...

Mar 14 03:25

Romney Declines To Enroll In Medicare

Mitt Romney Declines To Enroll In Medicare So He Can Destroy It

Monday was Mitt Romney's 65th birthday. Happy birthday, Mittens. In honor of his 65th birthday he announced that he would not be enrolling in Social Security or Medicare. How noble. Except, it's not.

In deference to the conservative dogs nipping his heels, Romney has endorsed the Paul Ryan Medicare plan which would voucherize Medicare and leave senior citizens floundering on their own with private insurance companies. Of course, if you asked Mitt Romney about it, what you'd get is a bunch of lies. Really awful, cynical, blatant lies.

Mar 13 16:02

The Lost Papers of the Tesla Death Rays

Nikola Tesla died on January 7th, 1943 in Hotel New Yorker, in Manhattan, in room 3327 on the 33rd floor of the hotel. Immediately after Tesla’s death, Tesla scientific papers vanished from his hotel room in Hotel New Yorker. Tesla papers were never found. Tesla papers contained scientific data and information about “Death Rays”, which could be used for military purposes.
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Mar 13 15:44

Big Brother Spy Cameras To Prevent Uninsured Drivers From Getting Gas

Government officials are rolling out a hi-tech automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to crack down on millions of motorists who drive without insurance.

Jan 16 10:03

Kobe University lab creates 'novel' H5N1 in 'secret' lab

Kobe University PhD student Teridah Ernala confesses to creating H1N1-H5N1 "novel" viruses; Kawaoka's virus thief Akiko Makino lies to Indonesian authorities to avoid arrest for attempted smuggling of H5N1 out of Indonesia, gives authorities another university as research facility she works for

Jan 16 09:45

An Open Letter to Family and Friends About Preparedness

I’m writing this letter because I care about you. Please take a few minutes to read it and think about what I’m saying...

Sep 16 10:34

One hundred guards for 1,200 archaeological sites in southern Iraqi province

Israel routinely exploits archaeology for political purposes, to justify its "ownership" of the holy lands. It hypes its own antiquities (often frauds), while destroying artifacts from history viewed as a political threat. One of the great crimes committed against the people of Iraq was the looting of the Baghdad Museum and the destruction of many important ancient sites inside Iraq.

And more to the point, I think that destruction of ancient sites in Iraq is deliberate policy.

Egypt is literally littered with the ruins of the ancient temples and palaces of her rulers. As much as has been found, it is estimated that only 1/3 of Egypt's archeological wonders have been uncovered. A newly discovered temple was uncovered while digging a sewer line, and a cache of finely preserved mummies was literally stumbled over by a cow in a pasture.

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