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Dec 13 21:15

Ebola outbreak: Darwin volunteer writes from Sierra Leone treatment centre, 'I just cry in my goggles'

Australian Dan Baschiera is volunteering at an Ebola treatment hospital in Sierra Leone where he is doing what he can to stop the deadly disease.

Dec 13 21:09

Geminids meteor shower: Live updates as dazzling show reaches its fiery peak

Meteors should be visible throughout the night from around 10pm - and at its peak later there could be between 50 and 100 shooting stars every hour

Dec 13 10:43

Cocaine consumption quadruples the risk of sudden death in people between 19 and 49

A joint piece of research conducted by the UPV/EHU, the Basque Institute of Forensic Medicine, and the Biomedical Research Centre Network into Mental Health (CIBERSAM) of the Carlos III Institute of Health links, for the first time, the increase in sudden cardiovascular death with the recent consumption of cocaine. In people in the 19-49 age bracket this risk is quadrupled. In fact, cocaine consumption doubles the risk of death of cardiovascular origin that can be attributed to smoking, and becomes the main risk factor among subjects under 50.

Dec 13 10:02

11 Restaurant Scams That Sabotage Weight Loss

Take two popular menu items: A Carrot Walnut Muffin or the Chocolate Croissant. Which one’s healthier? Surely your health-conscious conscience jumps at the thought of starting your day with carrots and walnuts, yet the truth is fuzzier. Au Bon Pain’s healthy sounding muffin offering packs 540 calories—plus 7 grams more fat, double the carbs (73 g vs. 34 g), and the four times the sugar of a 300-calorie Starbucks Chocolate Croissant! Remember, “muffin” is just a way to get you to eat cake for breakfast.

Dec 13 08:38

Human DNA Shows Traces of 40 Million-Year Battle For Survival Between Primate and Pathogen

Examination of DNA from 21 primate species – from squirrel monkeys to humans – exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the bloodstream. Supported by experimental evidence, these findings, published in Science on Dec. 12, demonstrate the vital importance of an underappreciated defense mechanism, nutritional immunity.

Dec 13 08:21

Visiting soldier can't stay in wife's Central apartment, landlord says

Chuck my butt! How about Scrooge or Grinch. This really sucks!

CENTRAL, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A soldier returning home for the holidays to see his wife and newborn baby in Central is being kicked out of his wife's apartment after the landlord said he is overstaying the time allowed for visitors.

Sergeant William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife has been in Central. She gave birth to their daughter two weeks ago.

Bolt said the landlord at The Groves apartment complex in Central told him he had overstayed, saying visitors are not allowed to stay in the apartments past seven days, per the agreement signed by Bolt's wife, Lily.

"I'm stationed in Missouri and we haven't seen each other in six months. What's the problem with me staying and visiting with my wife?" Bolt said.

The landlord, whose name is Chuck, told FOX Carolina he enforces that rule for all his tenants.

Dec 13 06:50

Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote the benefits of the vaccines, took a 180-degree turn when she chose instead to clean her conscience about the deadly vaccines so she “could sleep at night”.

Dec 13 04:30

Why 12/13/14 could be a day to remember

It won’t happen again this century, but Saturday is 12/13/14 on the Gregorian calendar. For some it’s a minor curiosity, for others it’s their wedding day — or a signal to call their mother.

Dec 13 01:50

DHS: 100 Million Americans Could Lose Power in Major Sun Storm

illions of Americans face catastrophic loss of electrical power during a future magnetic space storm that will disrupt the electric grid and cause cascading infrastructure failures, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document.

Dec 13 01:11

130M people to be affected: FEMA document concludes ‘space weather’ may knockout large parts of U.S. power grid

DESPITE ALL OF OUR CURRENT TECHNOLOGY, ONE DAY WE MAY BE LEFT IN THE DARK

Dec 12 20:39

A Chinese city is burning money for power instead of coal

A power plant in Luoyang City in central China is burning money as a cleaner alternative to coal. China’s economic growth may be cooling down but the energy sector has plenty of money to burn. A power plant in Luoyang City, in the country’s central Henan province, is using old banknotes rather than coal as fuel for its furnaces and to provide power for the region. According to reports from the official Xinhua news agency, a tonne of blazing banknotes can help contribute 660 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy and generates far less pollution than the fossil fuel traditionally used

Dec 12 17:15

Feds Creating Robots To Watch Over The Elderly

The federal government is financing the creation of robots that can assist the elderly and make sure they are eating healthily. A nearly $800,000 project from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is pairing the University of Pennsylvania with a robot company to create the machines, which will be able to deliver glasses of water to senior citizens.

Dec 12 16:30

Like Clockwork: Pension plans to be looted nationwide as Congress okays institutional theft of funds

On April 2, 2013, in an article entitled Economics 101: Production, coercion and theft, I wrote about the coming looting of pension plans, stating:

Dec 12 16:02

7 Natural Tips for Getting Over Depression

Depression is a serious medical condition that should be tackled from all angles. However, if you’re looking for some natural solutions, consider utilizing these 7 tips for getting over depression.

Dec 12 15:53

Seattle Is Sinking!

Bertha repair pit might have caused 30 buildings to sink along with viaduct.

Dec 12 12:56

The Hunt

This dog kept his master out of hell. Classic Twilight Zone episode.

Hyder Simpson lives with his wife and his hound-dog Rip in the backwoods. Mrs. Simpson does not like having the dog indoors, but Rip saved Hyder's life once, and Hyder won't be parted from him. Mrs. Simpson has seen some bad omens recently, and warns Hyder not to go raccoon hunting that night. When Rip dives into a pond after a raccoon, Hyder jumps in after him, but only the raccoon comes up out of the water. Next morning, Hyder and Rip wake up next to the pond. When they return home, Hyder finds that neither his wife, the preacher, nor the neighbors can hear him or see him.

Dec 12 08:33

Ebola vaccine trial suspended for checks after joint pains

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine has been suspended in all 59 volunteers in Geneva a week early “as a measure of precaution” after four patients complained of joint pains in hands and feet, the University of Geneva hospital said.

“They are all fine and being monitored regularly by the medical team leading the study,” it said on Thursday.

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Dec 12 08:26

Did Deadly Gamma-Ray Burst Cause a Mass Extinction on Earth?

A gamma-ray burst, the most powerful kind of explosion known in the universe, may have triggered a mass extinction on Earth within the past billion years, researchers say. These deadly outbursts could help explain the so-called Fermi paradox, the seeming contradiction between the high chance of alien life and the lack of evidence for it, scientists added.

"This may be an explanation, or at least a partial one, to what is called the Fermi paradox or the 'Big Silence,'" said lead study author Tsvi Piran, a physicist at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. "Why we haven't encountered advanced civilizations so far?

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With all due apologies to Professor Stephen Hawking, I rather doubt any alien civilization that has achieved interstellar travel would find Earth and its inhabitants to be of any interest. It is human vanity alone that creates the image of aliens just itching to cross the vast distances between stars to admire (or invade) us. While Fermi was aware that Einstein's General Relativity established the speed of light as an unbreakable limit, Fermi, like so many Star Trek fans would later do, assumed that someone would find a way around that limit. But science fiction is always presented as people just like us, only with superior technology. Indeed Gene Roddenberry's "elevator pitch" for Star Trek was "Wagon Train to the stars", derived from the successful series "Wagon Train" that showed contemporary people solving contemporary problems but set comfortably remote in the old west so as not to offend anyone. But the historical reality is that each advance in technology changes us; our awareness, our behavior, our perceptions. An alien civilization advanced enough to leap between the stars will have so little in common with us that contact becomes pointless. Do you stop and visit every anthill you pass as you drive to Las Vegas? Of course not; you have far more important things to be doing.

That being said, there is another possible solution to the Fermi paradox aside from the very real issue of gamma ray bursts. And that is or tinkering with the code of life itself. Sooner or later every advanced civilization will achieve the ability to rewrite their genetic programming, and if our own early efforts are any measure, they will make mistakes, possibly ones leading to their own extinction (as could become the case with the Epicyte gene). This is a crisis point that every advanced civilization will encounter as they evolve, and precious few may survive it.

Dec 12 08:20

9 Simple Tips to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

by Gaye Levy

It seems to me that whenever I travel by air, I come home with a sniffle or two. It is not that I am not careful, because I am. It is just that being squeezed into a minuscule airline seat surrounded by strangers who are breathing, chewing, coughing, and sneezing makes contact unavoidable. Travelers can carry some DIY Anti-Viral Spray with them; but other than donning a mask and gloves, they run the risk of exposure to all kinds of nasties during their flight.

Often, when someone catches a common cold, the first words out of their mouth are “I better call the clinic to get some antibiotics just in case.” My response is: Just in Case of What?...

Dec 12 07:58

Artificial Intelligence (2001) – Transhumanist fairy tale

Artificial Intelligence is the Stanley Kubrick script made into a 2001 film by famed director Steven Spielberg.

Dec 12 07:45

CARGILL PAYS $6.1 MILLION SWEETENER SETTLEMENT

Four lawsuits were brought against Cargill in 2013, claiming the agribusiness behemoth intentionally misled consumers by advertising Truvia as a natural sweetener primarily manufactured from the stevia plant.

Dec 11 14:03

A Letter to the Marine Biologists Who Refuse to Mention Fukushima

I am not a scientist, but one does not need a scientific background to understand the sea star, sea lion, sea urchin, whale and sea life die off in the Pacific. One just needs the courage to address the mutated elephant in the room: Fukushima.

(Posted on FB with public setting.)

Dec 11 13:48

SURPRISE: THE CONGRESSMAN WHO JUST DESTROYED DC’S MARIJUANA PLANS IS BOUGHT OFF BY BIG PHARMA

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) is comprehensively outed as a Big Pharma shill by attn: Earlier today, we published a story about Rep. Andy Harris from Maryland who just led the charge to overturn the will of Washington D.C. voters by inserting language into Congress’ spending bill that prevents the District from implementing the referendum they passed to legalize recreational marijuana in the 2014 midterm election. That referendum, by the way, passed with 70% of the vote on Election Day.

Dec 11 13:28

Injectable 3D Vaccines With Programmable Particles Anticipated for Future Epidemics

In recent years, vaccines have meshed with the world of nanobot medicine.

That's one thing - now it's possible to produce the effect of nano medicine with larger objects. That is, a non-surgical, injectable and spontaneously assembling structure.

Dec 11 11:30

IOWA TO ALLOW CITIZENS TO USE A SMARTPHONE APP AS THEIR OFFICIAL DRIVERS LICENSE

The app, which will be provided to drivers at no additional cost, will be available sometime in 2015, DOT Director Paul Trombino told Gov. Terry Branstad during a state agency budget hearing Monday.

“We are really moving forward on this,” Trombino said. “The way things are going, we may be the first in the nation.”

Dec 11 11:01

Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history

I’ve long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu shots to the public so that people can have better information to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.

Dec 11 09:45

Big Pharma labs routinely delete toxic drugs' failed test results, then ship them to US customers

One of the problems with pharmaceuticals (as opposed to most natural remedies) is the fact that, whenever you swallow a pill or receive an injection, you are forced to place your trust in whoever manufactured the medication.

There is no way to determine beforehand whether or not the dose you are taking is safe and effective -- you can only rely on the assumption that the drug has been manufactured according to rigorous standards and thoroughly tested in regard to its efficacy and purity.

Unfortunately, although those standards and testing procedures exist, many unscrupulous drug manufacturers have been caught deleting or altering test results for batches of pharmaceuticals or their ingredients that should have been rejected, but which instead have found their way onto the shelves of U.S. hospitals and pharmacies.

Dec 11 09:14

Ebola Has Not Gone Away – Only The ‘News’

While you might think that Ebola has gone away – because it’s no longer reported in the mainstream – it is still raging in Western Africa. -- It was widely reported after the Dallas Ebola case that the govt advised their media outlets to hush their Ebola reporting due to concerns of widespread panic among Americans. The media outlets promptly complied and we no longer hear about it.

Dec 11 09:09

SUGAR is a greater enemy to the body than salt: Added sugars in processed foods are more likely to cause high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease

Sugars added to processed foods and fizzy drinks poses a greater threat to the heart than salt, it has been claimed.

Doctors have called for dietary guidelines to focus more on the dangers of sugar, and less on salt.

A new study warns added sugars - rather than than added salt - are likely to have a greater role in raising blood pressure, as well as triggering heart disease and stroke.

In the fight to curb the prevalence of heart disease, the experts warn the dangers, particularly linked to fructose, must be highlighted.

Dec 11 09:01

Superbugs could kill 10 MILLION people a year by 2050 and cost the world economy $100 TRILLION unless urgent action is taken to tackle growing resistance to antibiotics

The report cites an example of E.coli that has now become resistant to the last-resort antibiotics, carbapenems.

It said there are no effective drugs currently available to treat patients with that strain of the disease.

Dec 11 09:00

Garlic and Ginger Inhibit Drug Resistant Bacteria

With the exception of Enterobacter sp. and Klebsiella sp., the researchers found that all of the bacteria tested were inhibited to some degree by the ginger and garlic. The bacteria inhibited the most by Ginger included P. aeruginosa, E. coli and Bacillus sp.

The Garlic extract inhibited P. aeruginosa the greatest, followed by E. coli and Bacillus sp. The Garlic cloves ethanol extract showed similar inhibition zones against Proteus sp., Enterobacter sp. and S. aureus.

The researchers added: "It is interesting to note that even crude extracts of these plants showed good activity against multidrug resistant strains where modern antibiotic therapy has limited effect."

Dec 11 08:55

Curcumin: Spicy Painkiller Finally Delivers on Promise

In praising the curcumin phytosome product he tried, Meriva-SR, Dr. Whitaker talks glowingly about its effect on the back pain that had previously ruined his golf game. He writes, "Imagine, a supplement that has the pain-relieving power of Advil, Motrin, and even stronger drugs--without any of their negative side effects. Better still, you can take comfort in the fact you are also protecting your brain, reducing your risk of cancer, and quelling inflammation and oxidative stress throughout your body. It just doesn't get much better than that."

Dec 11 08:53

Triclosan found to induce liver cancer in scientific study

The evidence continues to mount regarding the harmful health effects of triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in many consumer care products, including toothpaste. Despite industry claims that the chemical is totally safe, the results of a new study performed by UC Davis scientists beg to differ.

Dec 11 08:49

Drug commonly prescribed for back pain DOESN'T work - and is 'no better than a sugar pill'

People with back pain are being prescribed a drug which does nothing to help their discomfort.

A study has found a drug commonly prescribed to treat lower back pain is actually ineffective.

The drug pregabalin works no better than a placebo to control pain, doctors discovered.

Pregabalin, which is marketed by pharmaceutical company Pfizer under the name Lyrica, is commonly prescribed all over the world to treat chronic lower back pain syndromes such as lumbar spinal stenosis.

Dec 11 08:44

Psychiatry: the modern priest-class

One of the main psychiatric mantras gaining force? “Everyone at some time in their lives will experience a mental disorder.”

But an open secret has been slowly bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years.

THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.

And along with that:

ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.

Dec 11 08:39

German Poultry Industry Giant Returns to GMO-Free Production

Wiesenhof’s U-turn comes just 10 months after the German Poultry Association (ZDG) unilaterally declared that it was stopping using GM-free animal feed, following similar moves by other associations in England and Denmark. The reasons provided for the step after over a decade of GMO-free feeding were an alleged shortage of GMO-free soya, the risk of contamination, and the associated legal uncertainty.

Dec 11 07:38

VIDEO: NAVY TESTS LASER WEAPON IN PERSIAN GULF

Navy on Wednesday announced it successfully tested its first laser weapon aboard the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf. Testing on the laser weapon system, dubbed LaWS by the Navy, took place from September to November aboard the Austin-class amphibious transport dock. Implementation of the weapon was not only historic, a release from the Navy said, but it also proved such a system could be "operated seamlessly with existing ship defense systems." "Laser weapons are powerful, affordable and will play a vital role in the future of naval combat operations," said Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder, chief of naval research. "We ran this particular weapon, a prototype, through some extremely tough paces, and it locked on and destroyed the targets we designated with near-instantaneous lethality." During the tests, the LaWS struck targets on a small, speeding boat and shot an unmanned aerial vehicle out of the sky.

Dec 11 07:16

John Michael Greer: Dark Age America - The Sharp Edge of the Shell

Many of my readers will recall Bill Nye the Science Guy, the star of a television program on science in the 1990s and still a vocal and entertaining proponent of science education. In a recent interview, Nye was asked why he doesn’t support the happy-go-lucky attitude toward dumping genetically modified organisms into the environment that’s standard in the United States and a few other countries these days. His answer is that their impact on ecosystems is a significant issue that hasn’t been adequately addressed. Those who know their way around today’s pseudoskeptic scene won’t be surprised by the reaction from one of Discover Magazine’s bloggers: a tar and feathers party, more or less, full of the standard GMO industry talking points and little else.

Nye’s point, as it happens, is as sensible as it is scientific: ecosystems are complex wholes that can be thrown out of balance by relatively subtle shifts, and since human beings depend for their survival and prosperity on the products of natural ecosystems, avoiding unnecessary disruption to those systems is arguably a good idea. This eminently rational sort of thinking, though, is not welcomed in corporate boardrooms just now.

Dec 11 06:48

The Secrets of Sugar - How Deadly Is It?

We put a family of four on a healthy diet to try to beat their sugar habit and track the surprising results. We talk to leading scientists — and their critics. And we ask the food industry why those ingredient labels are far from clear when it comes to how much sugar is really on your plate.

Dec 11 01:47

Cannabis Oil Unveiled

Waking Times

Although I’ve been aware of the recent positive feedback of cannabis oil to various serious diseases, I was still skeptical to consider this as a viable solution for certain health disorders. After all, so many people these days are looking for the perfect miracle pill to solve their health issues!

Dec 11 01:41

10 Facts About Water Fluoridation That You Need to Know

Waking Times

With few exceptions, most other countries do not fluoridate their drinking water,1and for good reason—fluoride is a toxic drug linked with an array of potentially serious health problems.

Dec 10 18:23

African Women Injected With Vaccines Laced with Anti-fertility Hormones

by Christina England

Recently, there has been a flurry of reports in the media claiming that women of childbearing age in Kenya have been vaccinated with tetanus vaccinations containing the anti-fertility hormone hCG, rendering them infertile.

The reports came in after doctors from the Kenyan Catholic Doctors Association found an antigen causing miscarriage in the tetanus vaccinations that were administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF...

Dec 10 17:24

How to prevent robot world domination: Project is launched to ensure AI can follow rules and make ethical decisions

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk are among the eminent scientists who fear that intelligent robots could be mankind’s downfall.

And just days after Professor Hawking warned that 'artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,' a team of British researchers are embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will make decisions that are ethical and can follow rules.

Robots that can think and act without human intervention are fast moving from fiction to reality.

Dec 10 17:01

Is wearing make-up harmful during pregnancy? Exposure to beauty chemicals is linked with lower IQ in children, study claims

The scientists assessed the pthalate exposure of 328 New York City women and their children, all of whom were from low-income communities.

Break down chemicals from the compounds left after they had been processed in the body were measured in urine samples during the last three months of pregnancy.

Children of mothers whose exposure to DnBP and DiBP was in the top 25 per cent had IQ scores 6.6 and 7.6 points lower, respectively, than those of mothers exposed to the lowest concentrations.

Associations were also seen for specific aspects of IQ, such as perceptual reasoning, working memory and processing speed.

Dec 10 14:56

Rosetta latest: water brought to Earth by asteroids, not comets

The most recent observations of a comet’s water ice had led scientists to conclude that it closely resembled the water on Earth. The ratio of hydrogen atoms and a heavy isotope of hydrogen called deuterium in the water of comets appeared to match that of Earth. This suggested the water on Earth was carried to our barren rocky planet by comets about 800 million years after it formed during a period called the “late heavy bombardment”. But data just analysed from Rosetta suggests that the deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio in 67-P’s water is about twice that of Earth’s and matches earlier measurements of other comets like Halley.

Dec 10 13:40

MONSANTO NABS CHICAGO BIG-DATA STARTUP 640 LABS

One of Chicago's more interesting big-data startups, 640 Labs, has been acquired by agriculture giant Monsanto. The company was bought by San Francisco-based Climate Corp., a fast-growing technology unit of Monsanto. Founded by two former Motorola engineers, 640 Labs uses GPS, wireless and mobile technologies to give farmers detailed data on their crops and equipment to improve operations.

Dec 10 13:28

VETERAN FALSELY CONVICTED BY LYING JUDGE

A mineral is not a drug; and, since David kept the minerals in their pure form, the FDA and “Big Pharma” could not stop him from selling them. But it was within their power to falsely accuse him of mislabeling his products – a felony. Whether he mislabeled or not wasn’t their real motivation. He became a force they could not control. David, like many veterans today, has been persecuted by his own government – a government that he, like other veterans supported unconditionally when they were in the service. (So what happened to reciprocal support for veterans today?)

Dec 10 13:11

PTSD and Pot: The Fight to Get Veterans Some Weed

American soldiers and veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are often given a duffle bag of drugs, from antidepressants like Zoloft and Paxil to any number of highly addictive opioids. Doctors who work with these soldiers in Veterans Affairs clinics are encouraged to prescribe such medications, and any thought of prescribing alternative medicine that has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration is generally forbidden.

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Dec 10 09:12

Valium (benzodiazapines) found more addictive than heroin.

Valium (in the class of drug known as benzodiazapines), widely prescribed and considered amongst the safest drugs, is now known to be more addictive than heroin, with crippling side effects lasting days, months, or years after withdrawal. Class action lawsuit on way in the UK.

Dec 10 09:03

Good News for Organic Farming -- Berkeley Study Says Productivity Higher Than Previously Thought

by Brian Berletic

Organic farming is of course environmentally and socially sound, but many critics have argued it simply cannot compete with industrial farming which uses chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and even genetically modified crops. However, a new study conducted by UC Berkeley challenges that notion, proving the gap between organic and industrial cultivation is not only smaller than previously thought, but most likely can be closed or exceeded with proper research and development...

Dec 10 08:55

Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students

Unvaccinated children are supposedly the cause, according to state health officials, of a recent whooping cough outbreak that occurred in the posh Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. But as reported by CBS Boston, all of the children affected by the outbreak were already vaccinated, proving once again that vaccines don’t really work.

Dec 10 08:21

A Case Of Mistaken Identity Sends Healthy Boy To An Ebola Ward

As part of Sierra Leone's broader effort to contain the deadly Ebola virus, the country opened a new ambulance dispatch center in September in the capital, Freetown. Along with a new Ebola hotline, the center is considered an important step forward in the war on Ebola.

But on the center's second day of operation, a series of errors put the life of an apparently healthy 14-year-old boy at risk.

Dec 10 08:04

Foundation of medical reality explodes

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Here’s a medical study I haven’t cited before: “A new, evidence-based estimate of patient harms associated with hospital care,” by JT James (J Patient Saf, Sept. 9, 2013).

The key quote:

“…the true number of premature deaths [in US hospitals] associated with preventable harm to patients was estimated at more than 400,000 per year.”

Putting it bluntly, the US medical system kills 400,000 hospital patients every year...

Dec 10 08:01

Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history

As one of the very few independent voices willing to stand up against the scientific dogma of our modern medical regime, I've long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu shots to the public so that people can have better information to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.

This doesn't mean I'm opposed to the theory of vaccination, by the way. In fact, I'm the author of A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines, an audio guide to saving lives and preventing vaccine injuries and deaths.

Dec 10 07:49

Glyphosate disrupting root systems, destroying soil nutrients and eliminating earthworms

(NaturalNews) More than 100 million pounds of the weedkiller glyphosate is applied annually to crops in the U.S., contributing to cancers such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and liver, pancreas and thyroid cancer, among other health complications. One of the main ingredients in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, glyphosate, not only is a threat to human health but is aggressively altering our environment in ways that could have long-term consequences.

Dec 10 07:37

TRADE AGREEMENT BRINGS FRANKENFOODS TO EUROPE; BIOTECH LOBBY BACKS PROPOSAL TO ALLOW STATES TO BLOCK GMO CROPS WITH SPECIAL PERMITS

Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), genetically modified foods could flood Europe where harsh opposition to America’s “dirty” food is prevalent. As the Washington Post reports, the TTIP is a globalization “milestone” that will bring in an additional 800 million consumers to multinational corporations. Jean Cabaret, an organic farmer in France, told the Post that “In France, food is about pleasure, about taste. But in the United States, they put anything in their mouths. No, this must be stopped.”

Dec 10 05:09

U.S. Dept. of Health offers legal immunity to Ebola vaccine makers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday offered liability protections to drugmakers rushing to develop Ebola vaccines and urged other countries to follow suit. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell made the announcement as part of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act in a move aimed at encouraging the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines.

Dec 09 19:05

PTSD and Pot: The Fight to Get Veterans Some Weed

The push moved to Congress on November 21st, when Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) introduced the Veterans Equal Access Act, a bill that aims to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to certain patients.

Obama could facilitate this by ending the drug war TODAY with the stroke of his pen (or robo-pen), but . . . you know . . . .

Dec 09 16:36

Seattle Viaduct Soil Settlement Sinks 30 Pioneer Square Businesses

Tunnel trouble is mounting on the Viaduct replacement project now that 30 businesses appear to be sinking in Pioneer Square.

Dec 09 16:23

Are three MILLION abandoned wells pumping methane into the atmosphere? Leakage could be contributing to climate change, study claims

Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere.

After testing a sample of abandoned oil and natural gas wells in northwestern Pennsylvania, the researchers found that many of the old wells leaked substantial quantities of methane.

Because there are so many abandoned wells nationwide - about three million - the researchers believe the overall contribution of leaking wells could be significant.

Dec 09 16:18

Phew! Mountain sized asteroid heading for Earth spotted by Russian scientists poses no threat, Nasa says (for 150 years, at least)

A mountain-sized asteroid which passes Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.

Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, named '2014 UR116', poses no immediate threat - although warned it could 'theoretically' hit Earth..

However, he said it highlights the damage an asteroid could cause - in this case an explosion 1,000 times greater than the surprise 2013 impact of a bus-sized meteor in Russia.

Prof Lipunov said it is difficult to calculate the orbit of big rocks like '2014 UR116' because their trajectories are constantly being changed by the gravitational pull of other planets

'We need to permanently track this asteroid, because even a small mistake in calculations could have serious consequences,' he said.

Dec 09 15:31

Trade Agreement Brings Frankenfoods to Europe

Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), genetically modified foods could flood Europe where harsh opposition to America’s “dirty” food is prevalent.

Dec 09 14:23

Massive Federal Land Grab Hidden In This Year's NDAA

Eric Blair
Activist Post

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) seems to be the catalyst each year for passing tyrannical laws that couldn't stand on their own without its cover of "defense."

Previous NDAAs gave us an open declaration of war on US citizens, indefinite detention without due process, and funding for the domestic spy grid and police militarization.

Buried deep in this year's 1600-page NDAA (likely that not one lawmaker even read) is a massive federal land grab for special interests...

Dec 09 13:18

Are BPA Laced Foods Now Connected to Hypertension Too?

New research reported in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension, points to cans and bottles lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) as a precursor to raised blood pressure - but the problem goes beyond that.

Dec 09 12:58

Hawaii Lava Flow Update: Eruption Could Reach Major Intersection By Year’s End

A lava flow on Hawaii’s Big Island that had stalled in November has picked up again and is moving toward a major traffic intersection of a small village. Although the main flow from Kilauea volcano slowed weeks ago several yards from the main road and just feet from a recycling transfer plant, lava continues to spew from a vent near the volcano’s summit and is moving downslope toward the former plantation town of Pahoa Village, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Dec 09 11:17

Ebola diary: 'There are reports of people disappearing into the forest to die'

“Ebola is a hidden killer. You can’t count it until people are infected with symptoms, by which time they have infected other people. So cases will be under-reported.

“There is a second fact compounding this. People are afraid to report their numbers to the government. They are afraid to call the helpline. They are afraid they will be taken away to treatment centres and never see their families again. There are reports of people disappearing into the forest because they’d rather die with their family than be taken into a treatment site.”

Dec 09 11:15

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone doctors go on strike over inadequate equipment

Junior doctors at the hospital in Sierra Leone where British Ebola survivor Will Pooley is working have gone on strike in protest over inadequate equipment to fight the epidemic ravaging the impoverished country.

Dec 09 08:43

Obamacare Creates Boom for Federal Contractors

The new money is buying medical-record software, insurance websites, claims processing, data analysis, computer system overhauls, consumer education and consulting expertise to control costs and identify fraud.

True, it’s a fraction of the $200 billion-plus the Pentagon spent on planes, bombs and other purchases in fiscal 2014. But thanks largely to automatic cuts set in 2011, defense contracting has dipped by more than a third since 2008 despite continuing conflict in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Dec 09 08:41

Ebola kills 2 more doctors in Sierra Leone

Two more Sierra Leonean doctors have died from Ebola, further depleting the West African country’s ability to respond to the devastating outbreak, health officials said Saturday.

Dec 09 08:40

Sierra Leone Overtakes Liberia in Number of Ebola Cases

The World Health Organization says new cases of Ebola continue to rise in West Africa, and it says Sierra Leone has overtaken Liberia as the country with the highest number of cases.

Data published Monday by the WHO shows that Sierra Leone has recorded 7,798 cases of the deadly virus, indicating that the disease is now spreading fastest in that country.

Infection rates for Ebola are decreasing in Liberia, which now has just over 7,700 cases. Liberia still has more Ebola deaths than any other country.

Dec 09 07:54

MEASURE ALLOWING ROTHSCHILD'S RIO TINTO TO OPEN A MASSIVE COPPER MINING PROJECT ON SACRED APACHE LAND SLIPPED INTO NDAA

The leader of the San Carlos Apache Tribe is asking the Senate not to vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act until a provision that would allow a massive copper mining project on sacred land is removed. The House approved a bill on December 4 that gives 2,400 acres of sacred Apach eland to a giant international mining corporation, then sent it to the Senate for a fast vote in a process that won’t allow amendments to be made. The Senate is expected to act on it this week.

Dec 09 07:54

Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students

(NaturalNews) Unvaccinated children are supposedly the cause, according to state health officials, of a recent whooping cough outbreak that occurred in the posh Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. But as reported by CBS Boston, all of the children affected by the outbreak were already vaccinated, proving once again that vaccines don't really work.

Dec 09 07:53

Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students

Unvaccinated children are supposedly the cause, according to state health officials, of a recent whooping cough outbreak that occurred in the posh Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. But as reported by CBS Boston, all of the children affected by the outbreak were already vaccinated, proving once again that vaccines don't really work.

Some 15 children at Falmouth High School reportedly came down with the respiratory illness, which also goes by the name pertussis, sparking a wave of panic about a corresponding increase in vaccine exemptions. But as usual, nobody affected by the outbreak was unvaccinated, and no matter how hard the media tries to spin the issue, those who were vaccinated were not protected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Indeed the inescapable conclusion is that the vaccine CAUSED the illness!

Dec 09 06:58

Hard Times in a Boom Town: Pennsylvanians Describe Costs of Fracking

Expectations ran high when the boom first began. In 2010, 60 Minutes introduced a new word to the national media – “shale-ionaires,” or landowners who made millions simply by leasing their land for drilling.

“Once a well is built and producing, royalty checks start popping up in the mailbox,” explained 60 Minutes anchor Leslye Stahl. “It can last years and add up to many more millions.”

But even in the most productive shale play in the country, these early hopes have often been dashed, with some landowners reporting that leasing has already wound up costing them money.

Dec 09 06:45

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, doesn’t it?

And we can’t escape plastic pollution, either.

Dec 08 12:33

Sierra Leone Baffled by Doctors' Ebola Deaths

Sierra Leone’s chief medical officer has said he is baffled by the deaths of three doctors from Ebola over a three-day period.

Dr. Brima Kargbo said a survey conducted jointly with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that 70 percent of infections did not come from either the country’s Ebola holding centers or treatment facilities.

Kargbo said Dr. Aiah Solomon Konoyeima died Saturday, becoming the 10th Sierra Leonean physician to die of the virus.

He said Konoyeima was the third doctor to die from Ebola since Friday.

Dec 08 11:42

Old laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power homes in slums, researchers have said. An IBM study analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70% had enough power to keep an LED light on more than four hours a day for a year. Researc

Old laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power homes in slums, researchers have said.
An IBM study analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70% had enough power to keep an LED light on more than four hours a day for a year.

Dec 08 11:42

Australian solar power researchers have achieved world-beating levels of efficiency at 40.4%

Australian solar power researchers have achieved world-beating levels of efficiency, potentially making large solar plants more competitive with other energy sources such as coal.

Dec 08 11:22

New Study Claims US Shale Gas Quantities Grossly Exaggerated

US government estimates of the amount of natural gas that can be extracted by fracking may be far too optimistic, according to a new study by the University of Texas (UT) at Austin.

In 2013, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued a report saying that, according to its analysis, shale wells, which require fracking to release their gas, would be productive at current levels for “over 30 years,” that is, at least until 2040.

Dec 08 10:29

Three super immune-boosting herbs

All life in nature must protect itself continually from the elements and environmental stressors.

Dec 08 08:47

IN WORLD FIRST, RESEARCHERS CONVERT SUNLIGHT TO ELECTRICITY WITH OVER 40 PERCENT EFFICIENCY

Australia’s solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. A key part of the prototype’s design is the use of a custom optical bandpass filter to capture sunlight that is normally wasted by commercial solar cells on towers and convert it to electricity at a higher efficiency than the solar cells themselves ever could.

Dec 08 08:31

Ebola Czar Ron Klain to Return to Private Sector

After less than six months on the job, Ron Klain, the former White House adviser appointed by President Barack Obama to handle the nation's response to the threat of Ebola, will return to his private sector job in March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Klain's mission was to get Ebola out of the media ahead of the mid-term elections. He succeeded. Seen any Ebola coverage in the corporate media lately, like the fact that there are currently 1400 patients under Ebola watch in the US?

When Big pharma has their new whiz-bang vaccines and treatments ready to sell next spring, they will WANT Ebola all over the news and that is why Klain is no longer needed.

Dec 08 08:20

New Research Aims to Ensure That Robots Know Their Limits

Robots that can think and act without human intervention are moving from fiction to reality.

A team of UK researchers is embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will be safer, making decisions that are ethical and follow legislation on robotics...

Dec 08 07:55

Gov't admits rotavirus vaccine causes intussusception, adds it to injury compensation program

Because the Obama administration quietly announced their plans for 3,400-plus new regulations[1] last week just after Ferguson erupted and just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, a lot of what's actually going on in that rather long list was already lost and forgotten pretty much the moment it was released.

Dec 07 09:48

The Queen of England Deals Extensively in $17 Trillion Depleted Uranium Trade

Uranium can be mined for some medical purposes and to make electricity, but its main purpose was and is to fuel nuclear warfare against the world. Just six mines provide 85 percent of the world’s uranium and guess who owns the mineral rights to that land?

It may be surprising to realize it is none other than the Queen of England.

Dec 07 07:48

Vaccines to be made from human cancer tumors

Unbelievably, the method of producing vaccines using cells that are derived directly from human cancer tumors has been approved even though the vaccines may induce cancer in recipients. This method is cheaper and faster than breeding animals for the culture media - and human cancer tumors are readily available.

Dec 06 08:25

Sierra Leone Seeing 80-100 New Ebola Cases Daily

Sierra Leone said Friday that between 80 and 100 new cases of Ebola are being reported every day and the country now hardest-hit by the deadly virus desperately needs over 1,000 beds to treat victims.

Sierra Leone's Finance Minister Kaifalah Marah painted a grim picture to the U.N. Economic and Social Council Friday of the challenges facing his West African nation which failed to meet a World Health Organization interim goal of isolating 70 percent of Ebola patients and safely burying 70 percent of victims by Dec. 1.

Dec 06 08:21

GMO: the great land mob of Hawaii

I’m going to describe a few tentacles. There are more. There are always more. But these are important.

Why am I bothering? Because you’ll get some idea of the forces arrayed against the people of Hawaii, who have passed measures to limit GMOs and pesticides on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, only to see their votes nullified in two court judgments and temporarily blocked in the third case, Maui, pending a judge’s decision.

Dec 06 08:19

Flu Shot Fail: Vaccine Chiefs Forced to Admit it Won’t Work

Any decent, honest physician will tell you that the the seasonal Flu mutates like mad, and that there are many dozens of different strains making people sick, and when Big Pharma rolls out its annual Flu vaccine – it simply cannot protest you against most of these strains floating around.

“There’s a little bit of a guessing game each year. Sometimes it’s not a good match,” admits Dr. Alicia Fry, a physician with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s Influenza Division.

That’s right – it’s one big guessing game.

But that’s not the worst of it – the vaccine contain some ingredients which could cause health damage…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But it makes money! And that is really what is important after all!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 06 08:16

Illegal pro-GMO observers accused of disrupting Oregon labeling law vote count

Amid a recount of Oregon’s ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the “No on 92 Coalition,” tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.

The statewide vote on Measure 92 - which, if passed, would demand genetically-engineered ingredients to be labeled as such - is subject to a hand recount given the original, computerized tally showed that the initiative failed by just 812 votes, within the mandatory-recount margin. The recount began on Tuesday and will continue through Dec. 9.

The campaign over Measure 92 was the most expensive in the state’s history, as powerful biotechnology firms like Monsanto and DuPont pumped about $21 million against the initiative, while supporters culled about $9 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not just politicians who rig elections to get what they want!

Dec 06 08:06

Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's - Full Movie

Dec 05 08:15

37 Million Bees Found Dead In Ontario, Canada After Planting Large GMO Corn Field

Large fields in Ontario, Canada, were planted with GMO corn and millions of dead bees were the result of that action. To be more precise, Dave Schuit, a local bee keeper in Elmwood, lost about 37 million bees, or about 600 hives, which affected his production greatly.

“Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit explained.

Dec 05 07:14

CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!

For the first time we can remember, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are going on the record, saying the flu vaccine won't work this year. The warning comes just before the busiest part of flu season, in January and February. Unfortunately, there won't be any refund for any of the patients or insurance companies who spent money on flu shots earlier this fall.

Dec 04 08:32

Now that's a useful gadget! Researchers reveal robot that can find, clean and fold your dirty washing (although it does cost $280,000)

It could be the ultimate home help - able to find your dirty clothes, wash them, and even fold them before neatly putting them away.

Researchers at Berkeley today revealed their robotics team has almost cracked the problem.

It can wash and fold clothes, even recognising different items, and folding them all neatly when it's done.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire already wants one! :(

Dec 04 07:56

NASA postpones test launch of Orion spacecraft due to valve problem

The Orion spacecraft is still to blast off for its first test flight from Cape Canaveral - this time on Friday. NASA's replacement for the retired Shuttle, the Orion may one day take humans to an asteroid or even Mars.

The spacecraft will lift off aboard a Delta IV heavy rocket and will orbit the earth twice before splashing down in the Pacific. The flight, which is to test Orion's performance, will be unmanned. However, the the spacecraft will be loaded with 1,000 sensors to record and measure all aspects of the flight.

Dec 03 14:30

Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well

Nearly four in 10 Californians say the state's health exchange isn't working well as the second open enrollment gets underway, a new survey shows.

The results from the Public Policy Institute of California survey may reflect persistent service problems experienced by some consumers as well as continued partisan opposition to the federal overhaul.

Dec 03 12:15

GMOs Causing Deadly Bacteria to Flourish in Digestive System

We know that numerous medications interfere with your gut health, but what’s depleting your body’s ‘good’ bacteria may go even further. Researchers have found that a deadly strain of bacteria created by the biotech industry is likely growing in your digestive system. As many experts have suspected, GM foods tainted with the omnipresent agrochemical, Roundup, are causing widespread changes in the microbiome of those who consume them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But ... but ... but ... it makes money!" -- Monsatan

Dec 03 10:01

Michael Rivero - Dec. 2, 2014 - Hawaii Battle Ground for GMO Fight

Dec 03 09:11

How Tommy Chong Beat Cancer with Homegrown Cannabis Medicine

In a high profile case of the healing power of CBD’s, famous actor, comedian, and marijuana advocate, Tommy Chong shocked his fans in 2011 when he announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. As a challenge to the world at that time, he stated his determination to cure his cancer with medical cannabis, and began a journey to do just that. By changing his diet and consuming, CBD rich cannabis oil Tommy beat cancer, which he announced in 2013.

Dec 02 13:19

ObamaCare incentivizes hiring amnestied illegals to the tune of $3000 each

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about ObamaCare - aside from the fact that it’s an abject disaster in terms of meeting its stated goals - it’s that the unintended consequences of its passage just keep piling up. Sure, conservatives warned of the chaos that would stem from the Dems’ “signature legislation,” but even those of us who were sounding the alarm are amazed at how it keeps managing to fail in new, exciting, ways.

Today we’re learning that the law actually incentivizes corporations to hire the millions of illegals who are currently enjoying Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty order - instead of hiring actual, legal, U.S. citizens. In fact, under the ACA, companies who hire an amnestied illegal can dodge a $3,000 penalty that they would have had to pay if they’d hired a citizen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WTF?

Dec 02 11:55

Doctors Without Borders: Ebola Response Too Slow

The international response to Ebola is still too slow and piecemeal, Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday, as officials said the disease is crippling the economies of the three West African countries hardest hit.
The number of people infected with Ebola has passed, 17,000, according to data published Tuesday by the World Health Organization. Of those, more than 6,000 have died. Emphasizing the severity of the outbreak, Sierra Leone announced that yet another doctor, its 10th, has tested positive for the disease.

Dec 02 07:53

Corning Gorilla Glass with Antimicrobial - Nokia Lumia 1020 test (Gorilla Glass 3)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even as the FDA threatens sellers of nano-silver for claiming their products are anti-bacterial, Corning creates a new glass for smartphones and tablets that uses nano-silver as an anti-bacterial!

Dec 01 16:27

What Are They Thinking?

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Dec 01 15:47

Breastfed, Homebirthed Babies Taken Away From Parents For Not Using Hospital

All three of their babies have been taken away from them and placed in the care of strangers. Levi was 10 months old when his mother, local singer and songwriter Erica May Rengo, gave birth to his twin brother and sister, at their home in Bellingham, Washington.

“Our birth was glorious,” she said, and the twins were reportedly healthy, full-term babies, who had no problem quickly figuring out how to breastfeed. The little family was overjoyed until CPS stepped in to “help.”

It is another medical kidnapping according to the parents. The Rengos have chosen a wholesome, holistic lifestyle, based in their Christian faith. But CPS has stepped in to override the parents’ decisions. Now Erica and Cleave are living what they call a nightmare, separated from their children for reasons that don’t make any sense at all to them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson

Dec 01 13:47

15,000 robots usher in Amazon's Cyber Monday

An army of 15,000 robots is ready to roll as Amazon.com prepares for Cyber Monday, its biggest order day of the year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That means there are 15,000 fewer workers with the money to buy whatever Amazon (or anyone else) is trying to sell.

The critical missing component of our economy is that once the money gets collected at the top, there needs to be a way to recirculate it back down to the workers at the bottom, to feed back into the economy to hold up that financial pyramid.

Dec 01 12:43

Cold Fusion and Beyond - Dr. Eugene Mallove

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When this interview was filmed in October 2000, Dr. Eugene Mallove was Editor-In-Chief of the magazine, Infinite Energy and Director of the New Energy Research Laboratory in New Hampshire. "He held two MIT degrees in Aeronautical-Astronautical Engineering and a Harvard Doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences (Air Pollution Control Engineering). He had broad experience in high- technology engineering at companies including Hughes Research Labs, TASC (The Analytic Science Corporation) and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. "Dr. Mallove was the Chief Science Writer at MIT when the cold fusion story broke in March 1989, and he resigned in 1991 after his requested investigation into the altered cold fusion data at MIT (which helped to discredit the whole subject) was not properly done." Mallove's book, 'Fire from Ice' detailed the 1989 report of table- top cold fusion from Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann at the University of Utah. Among other things, the book claims that the team did produce "greater-than-unity" output energy in an experiment successfully replicated on several occasions, but that the results were suppressed through an organized campaign of ridicule from mainstream physicists, including some at his own alma mater, MIT.

Dec 01 09:51

Peru Forcibly Sterilized 300,000 Poor Women in the '90s. Now They Could Decide the Country's Future.

Created as a result of collaboration between the University of Bristol and London-based Chaka Studio, the Quipu project relays the story of a recent and very dark moment in Peruvian history. As many as 300,000 women in rural areas of Peru were possibly hoodwinked into being sterilized during the mid-to-late 1990s, all in the name of bringing an end to poverty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Population does not cause poverty, private-central banks do. Reduce the human population to 10 million but keep private central banks and still the vast majority of those 10 million will live in poverty. What is being culled from the human herd is not the excess population, but merely that segment of the population from whom the bankers can no longer reap huge profits!

Dec 01 09:14

BEX ALERT - Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests

Pointing to a mysteriously well-financed and well-organized campaign of protest, Romanian officials including the prime minister say that the struggle over fracking in Europe does feature a Goliath, but it is the Russian company Gazprom, not the American Chevron.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oooooh, BAD Russians. They are opposed to FRACKING! The horror. The HORROR!!!

(Ahem)

From now on, figure that anything opposing corporate interests in American will be blamed on the Russians.

Dec 01 08:50

DIY Exoplanet Detector Using a DSLR

Your DSLR can do much more than just take a few nice portraits or the occasional vacation photos – with some DIY magic you can actually turn it into a device which can detect planets outside our solar system – something that 20 years ago was impossible even with the most sophisticated telescopes.

So how can you achieve this? David Schneider who you can see in the video above was able to use his Canon EOS Rebel XS (a.k.a Canon 1000D) camera. With old manual-focus 300mm Nikon telephoto lens he got from eBay for under a $100 with a $17 adapter

After he had his camera setup Schneider needed a way to track stars in a very precise way. There are of course very expensive options that you can buy, However as a DIY enthusiast he decided to create something on his own based on a device called a barn door tracker (a relatively simple device that will allow you to shoot longer exposures and track the stars to compensate for the Earth’s rotation).

Dec 01 08:32

Demand For Tesla Is Not The Problem, Switching The World To Electric Cars Is

When Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says there’s enormous demand for his powerful electric cars, he may not be exaggerating.

Nov 29 07:09

Note to the Hawaii tourism industry: Judge Kurren is not your friend

A Judge trying to save Dow and Monsanto and their toxic GMO/pesticide experiments is one thing; but there is a much bigger industry in Hawaii:

Tourism.

I’m sure Judge Barry Kurren and his wife, Faye, know some of the heavy hitters in that billion-dollar business.

Well, look at it this way: If the Judge rules against the people of Maui, who just voted to stop Dow and Monsanto…

And if tourists begin to realize how many Dow/ Monsanto experimental toxic pesticides continue floating around the Islands…

And if they book their vacations elsewhere…

Eyes will turn. Glances will become accusing stares.

Nov 26 08:56

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone workers dump bodies in Kenema

Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema have dumped bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.

Nov 26 07:50

M7.0 - 150km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Nov 26 07:48

Fireball Havoc

NASA just released a view of a fireball that exploded over Tuscaloosa, Ala., and it’s pretty cool. The agency captured the video with its ground-based All Sky Cameras network. It’s the second fireball of the month spotted over the U.S.

On Nov. 8, a fireball exploded early in the morning over San Antonio, inspiring hundreds to call in. The latest meteor also netted in a flurry of phone calls.

Here’s what NASA said about the latest:

A bright fireball occurred at 8:18 pm CST, Nov. 20, just southwest of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and was detected by NASA All Sky Cameras. The fireball traveled at 67,000 miles per hour and appears to have broken apart at an altitude of 27 miles. It was as bright as the full moon, about 14 inches in diameter and weighed about 120 pounds.

The fireball was not part of the Leonid meteor shower. At this time, we do not believe any meteorites were produced.

Nov 20 12:01

Living under the sea: Japanese visionaries unveil underwater city plan

Will people ever live in underwater cities? Japanese construction firm says it is possible by 2030. The visionaries revealed a $25 billion deep-sea eco-city plan called Ocean Spiral for 5,000 people that will produce energy from sea resources.

Many have pondered the idea of living under the sea while sci-fi film directors such as George Lucas tempted our imagination with stunning images of underwater cities. Such was the Gungan city consisting of a mass of hydrostatic bubbles shown in the first part of the “Star wars” epic space film series.

Now a Japanese construction firm Shimizu Corp. says that building an underwater residential area is not a fantasy and aims to build one by 2030 – in just 15 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not sure who would want to live in it.

Nov 20 07:29

Lymph node surgery for breast cancer has no benefit

A recent study with lasting affect on the guardians of the status quo in breast cancer care and treatment has found that lymph node surgery for women provides no benefit. In women who had early breast cancer which had spread to their lymph nodes, removing them does not improve their survival rate or prevent the further spreading of cancer. Unfortunately, this painful and lucrative procedure of removing lymph nodes has long been routine for breast cancer patients.

Nov 20 07:08

Mali Ebola Deaths Follow U.S. Vaccines - Robert Scott Bell Interview

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bell mentions the denial of the use of nanosilver as well as problems with the corporate-produced experimental drugs and vaccines. He specifically mentioned that patients given Zmapp, if they recover at all, take longer to do so!

Nov 20 06:03

Feds crack down on phony Ebola cures

Would you buy an Ebola cure over the Internet?

At least three companies hope so. Internet retailers Bodyhealth.com, Ebola-C and LifeSilver imply on their web sites, Facebook pages or Twitter accounts that their products will help ward off or mitigate the Ebola virus.

This week, federal regulators are cracking down.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters Tuesday and Wednesday to the three companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Last summer, the World Health Organization stated that unproven cures could be tried during the Ebola crisis. But the US Government, the same US Government that just crippled health care in general for the sake of corporate profits with Obamacare, is once again protecting corporate profits by shutting down anyone but the giant pharmaceutical corporations, yet every Ebola treatment offered by the big pharmaceutical companies remains unproven, and some have turned out to be totally ineffective.

Remember, this is the same government that mandated everyone take a vaccine for Swine Flu back in 1976 which killed fifty times more people than the actual flu did. Are you willing to bet your life that they are right this time? I am not.

"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson

Welcome to Tyranny!

Nov 19 13:03

Ebola crisis in Liberia: 'One in two workers now jobless'

Nearly half of all Liberians who were employed when the Ebola outbreak began are no longer working, a survey by the World Bank has found.

Nov 19 13:02

West African Mining Projects Take Hit From Ebola Crisis

Epidemic Delays Rollout of Jobs Meant for Residents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Nov 19 13:02

Cuba Says Doctor Catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors in Africa but he will be transferred to a special unit in Geneva at the recommendation of the World Health Organization, medical officials said.

Nov 19 13:01

Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline by One Vote

The U.S. Senate has narrowly rejected a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the controversial project that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Nov 19 07:31

One Reader's Shocked Response Upon Learning His Health Insurance Cost Just Doubled

After spending months trying to register for the ACA in late 2013 and early 2014 my kids got put on our state's insurance (at "no cost") and my wife and I bagged an ACA policy at a subsidized cost of $281 per month with a total out of pocket of about $6500 (just for the two of us).

Attached is the ACA notification of next year's price increase. As you can see the cost goes from $281 to $555, a monthly increase of $274, a percentage increase of 97%.

Basically we are now paying the same amount for the two of us that we paid for all four of us one year ago.

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Nov 19 07:27

Brooklyn Woman On Ebola Monitoring List Drops Dead Bleeding From "Face, Mouth, Nose"

Just a week after Dr. Craig Spencer was declared 'Ebola-free', The Daily Mail reports a woman, who had arrived from Guinea 18 days ago (and was on the NYC Ebola monitoring list), dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon this afternoon. FDNY sent their Special Operations and Hazmat units but she was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses said she was bleeding from the "face, nose, mouth, everything."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It was a heart attack. Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure. A heart attack. That's all." -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 19 06:11

Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel billed $950K US after giving birth in U.S.

Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel gave birth nine weeks early while on holiday in Hawaii in November 2013. Her baby daughter had to be hospitalized.

"My water broke two days into our holiday," Huculak-Kimmel said. "I spent six weeks on bed rest and then baby Reece was delivered by emergency C-section on December 10th."

Reece had to stay in the hospital for just over two months. Huculak-Kimmel thought that her insurance would cover the almost $1 million US bill.

In the end, Blue Cross denied payment. In a letter to the family, a Blue Cross worker wrote, "We are unable to provide coverage for any medical expenses incurred for Ms. Huculak's baby" and "please note that Ms. Huculak's travel policy expired on Nov. 9, 2013."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CORRECTION: Pacific Blue Cross issued health insurance for the Canadian couple to travel outside Canada. They are not part of Canada's health system, which apparently stops at the border.

Nov 18 15:52

George Soros, his Ebola bioweapons lab and the death of WHO spokesperson Glenn Thomas in the Ukraine

The Kenema lab closure should be front page news around the globe just as the story of Baxter contaminating 72 kilos of seasonal flu in its biosecurity level 3 lab and sending it to four countries in 2009 should have been front page news.

Nov 18 13:04

Man recovering from Ebola quarantined at Delhi airport

Officials have quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry said in a statement that the Indian national had been shown to be negative for Ebola in tests conforming to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, but had been quarantined as a precautionary measure when he arrived at New Delhi airport on November 10. Later, tests of his semen detected traces of the virus.

Nov 18 07:07

Petitioning Jim Benson - Stop Fracking next to El Paso, Texas

Fracking endangers the health, safety and welfare of people, pollutes the air and ground, results in rising crime and social and medical costs, utterly destroys ecosystems and permanently contaminates underground aquifers with toxic compounds and consumes billions of gallons of water. Yet, just a few minutes away from the city limits of El Paso, Texas a major metropolitan area of 675,000 people, and a few miles from the farming community of Dell City, Texas, the University of Texas System has leased over a hundred thousand acres to Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. for the sole purpose of fracking. Torchlight Energy says that it may drill up to as many as 2500 wells on this area immediately east of El Paso called the Diablo Plateau which, with the Otero Mesa in New Mexico, forms a rich ecosystem of plants and animals. Torchlight Energy Resources must not drill there. The University of Texas Lands System must not allow them.

Nov 18 06:46

10 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than The Flu!

The verdict is out on flu shots. Many medical experts now agree it is more important to protect yourself and your family from the flu vaccine than the flu itself. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this verdict:

Nov 17 16:45

Have scientists finally found the 'gay gene'? Major new study of 800 brothers backs claims sexuality is in our genes

A large study of gay brothers has reignited the debate over whether a 'gay gene' exists - and adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual.

Some scientists believe several genes might affect sexual orientation.

Researchers who led the new study of nearly 800 gay brothers say their results bolster previous evidence pointing to genes on the X chromosome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it amazing how the buy-bull bangers continue to demonize gays as sinful, especially when you consider that Jesus spent all his time with other men (except his wife Mary Magdalene). :)

Beyond that, I think all the people screaming about population control need to understand that humans have a built-in population-limiting mechanism; homosexuality! If you study history it quickly becomes apparent that the per-capita occurrence of homosexuality increases during times of social stress. The gays not only have as much right to be here as anyone else, but in the long run they are essential to the long term survival of the human race.

Nov 17 11:30

Comet lander: Camera sees Philae's hairy landing

High-resolution pictures have now been released of the Philae probe in the act of landing on Comet 67P last Wednesday.

They were acquired by the Narrow Angle Camera on the Rosetta satellite, which had dropped the little robot towards the surface of the "ice mountain".

The images are presented as a mosaic covering the half-hour or so around the "first touchdown" - the probe then bounced to a stop about 1km away.

Philae lost battery power on Saturday and is no longer talking with Earth.

Scientists still have not located the craft's current resting spot.

Nov 17 09:36

What did the Brisbane G-20 summit accomplish?

President Barack Obama was equally effusive, saying the gathering was not a “chinwag,” an Australian word for meaningless talk. Rather, he said, “it has been a good week for American leadership.” At a press conference, Obama listed expanding trade, a visa accord with China, and “a big advance on climate change” as tangible achievements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the headline accomplishment is a deal to take seriously a problem that was made up in the first place. Left unsaid in this article is the agreement by the G20 to consider bank savings accounts as investments in the bank, subject to loss if the bank gets into trouble.

Nov 17 09:02

Stand Up - Claire Rivero's ode to Obamacare!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reposting Claire Rivero's song in light of the skyrocketing premiums and deductibles and the admission by Jonathan Gruber that they had to hide much of what is in Obamacare to get it past the "stupid" American voters (he means YOU)!

Nov 17 09:01

NY Senator admits to knowing President was lying about Obamacare

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So pretty much everyone inside the government knew that Obamacare was a crock, and just went along with it, to fool all you stupid American voters!

Nov 17 08:50

Your “Children Will Be Fined” If You Fail To Sign Up For Obamacare: People Are Going To Be In for A Shock

But, as is often the case when the government says one thing, they mean exactly the opposite. In this case, when they say incentive what they really mean is that you are going to be penalized if you fail to acquire government mandated health insurance. But not just you. Your children, who apparently no longer belong to you anyway based on a recent court ruling, will be fined for your failure to get them on the insurance rolls

Nov 17 07:25

Roundup Is Dumped On Crops Right BEFORE Harvest

Drenching Crops with Pesticide Right Before Harvest … to Save a Buck

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (technically known as “glyphosate”) has been linked to many diseases.

However, farmers appear to be dumping it on crops right before harvest.

Specifically, Monsanto International published a paper in 2010 touting the application of Roundup to kill crops right before harvest, in order to dry out the crops in advance and produce a more uniform and earlier harvest

Nov 17 07:07

Martin Salia, Ebola patient at Nebraska Medical Center, has died

A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said Salia died shortly after 4 a.m. Monday.
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Nov 17 06:46

Maui's GMO Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

A federal judge says Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he can consider arguments in a lawsuit against the measure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the GMO planters will just go on planting and by the time the judge finally hears the lawsuit it will be too late. Maui will be fully contaminated by these dangerous plants. The entire case against the ban is that the GMO companies will suffer harm. The exact same argument could be made about companies that dump toxic and nuclear waste; banning them from dumping their "product" onto Hawaii harms them financially. Does that mean we have to let them go on doing it?

Nov 17 06:43

GMO Battle! MONSANTO vs. Hawaii: Maui's GMO Ban Blocked By Federal Judge!

Nov 17 06:34

Obamacare Facebook page comments mostly from small group of supporters

Americans began heading anew this weekend to President Obama’s official Obamacare Facebook page to gather information on the new round of health care enrollment, share their experiences shopping for insurance on the federal exchange and voice their opinions on the president’s signature domestic achievement.

However, what some would view as a robust marketplace of ideas is actually controlled by just a few, an analysis of the Web page shows.

Sixty percent of the site’s 226,838 comments generated from September 2012 to early last month can be attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles, according to an analysis completed by The Washington Times with assistance from an outside data analytics team. Many of those profiles belong to just one person who created multiple aliases or personas to widen her influence and multiply her voice.

Nov 16 07:39

Comet probe sends back science treasure in final hours

Crowning a historic feat, the robot lab streamed data from its experiments back to its mother ship Rosetta in the final hours before its battery ran down.

This included the outcome of an eagerly-waited chemistry test of a sample drilled from the comet's icy and dusty surface, scientists said.

Nov 15 08:00

Mali tries to trace 343 contacts in second Ebola wave

Mali is trying to trace as many as 343 people linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims in an effort to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said on Friday.

Nov 15 08:00

Ebola shuts down signs of normal life in Sierra Leone

So, the number of people who have known to have died of Ebola in the current outbreak in west Africa has passed 5,000. But what does that mean for the affected communities?

Nov 15 07:59

M7.1 - 156km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Nov 15 07:52

Rosetta's comet drill results may not get to Earth - ESA

ESA researchers are using all possible ways to explore the surface of the comet, including taking the temperature and capturing some drilling samples. But now specialists are expressing concern over whether the data can be transferred back to Earth.

"The drill has been active today, whether it will sample and will succeed in bringing these samples to ovens we shall know this evening," said Stephan Ulamec, Philae lander manager. "This would be fantastic but it is not secured - maybe the battery will be empty before we get contact again."

Nov 15 06:57

HAS MICHELLE OBAMA DECLARED A WAR ON CHILDREN?

Angry parents in Chickasha complain their kids aren’t getting enough to eat at school. The Holton family says the meal the district calls a “Munchable” is ridiculous and family members say it needs to change.

The meal that daughter Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of Monday consists of lunch meat, a couple crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower. Schools in Chickasha serve it every other week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson (1762-1821)

 
You know you are in a dictatorship when the dictator's wife decides what your kids eat for lunch!

What Michelle Obama says your kids should eat.

 

What Michelle Obama eats.

Nov 15 06:56

Monsanto sues over GMO law

A day after supporters of a Maui County moratorium on genetically engineered crops went to court in support of the new law, Monsanto struck back with its own lawsuit hoping to invalidate the voter-approved ordinance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson (1762-1821)

Nov 15 06:26

Monsanto, Dow Chemical File Lawsuit to Destroy Maui County's GMO Ban

Lawsuit comes just one day after supporters of GMO planting ban in Hawaii filed a motion of their own with local courts seeking "transparency and proper implementation" of the moratorium approved by voters on Election Day.

Though not unexpected, the suit exposes the threat posed to the agrochemical giants when local people rise up in opposition to the destructive nature of their business model.

Alongside other plaintiffs, two of the world's most powerful agrochemical companies, Monsanto and Dow Chemical, filed suit against Maui County in Hawaii on Thursday, less than two weeks after voters there approved a moratorium on the planting and cultivation of genetically-modified crops within the boundaries of their communities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious executives in both Monsanto and Dow believe that they can buy/bribe their way out of this.

Nov 14 12:01

India sterilisation: Police arrest drug factory owners

Indian police have arrested the owners of two pharmaceutical factories as part of the investigation into the deaths of 15 women after sterilisation surgery.

The two men were held on charges of destroying evidence - which they deny.

The doctor who conducted the surgery has also been detained. He denies negligence, saying the medicine administered may have been faulty.

Their cause of death remains unclear. The surgeries were part of a state-run mass sterilisation campaign.

Nov 14 11:38

House approves Keystone pipeline, setting up final Senate showdown

House lawmakers, in their first major vote since last week’s elections, easily passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to the U.S., sending the bill over to the Senate which will have a major showdown Tuesday.

Nov 14 09:32

Carl Sagan’s baloney detection rules

On this 80th anniversary of Carl Sagan’s birthday.

Nov 14 08:38

Merck’s Former Doctor Predicts that Gardasil will Become the Greatest Medical Scandal of All Time

I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers.

There is far too much financial interest for these medicines to be withdrawn.

Nov 14 08:26

Rosetta mission: Philae lander tries drilling and hammering to free itself

Scientists have begun activating a drill and hammer on board the robotic comet probe Philae in an attempt to move it into sunlight so that its solar panels can be charged.

Time is running out for the European Space Agency’s lander. Since its bumpy triple touchdown on Wednesday, the spacecraft has been resting on its side, lodged in the shadows of a cliff or large boulder.

Nov 14 08:26

Third Ebola patient headed to Nebraska Medical Center

A third Ebola patient is headed to the special Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center this weekend, according to news reports Thursday.

The Associated Press identified the patient as Martin Salia, a surgeon who was infected with the virus while treating victims in Sierra Leone, one of the hardest-hit areas of West Africa.

Nov 14 08:02

New Study: Monsanto’s #1 Herbicide Directly Linked to Chronic Disease Spike

A new correlation study published in the Journal of Organic Systems has linked glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup, to an enormous increase in chronic diseases across the United States.

Supporting countless studies before it, this new report is a detailed analysis proving an undeniable link between glyphosate-based herbicides and the rates of chronic disease all over the country.

Dr. Nancy Swanson and the President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Andre Leu, led the research team which proved – once again – that glyphosate and Roundup are lethal, even in small amounts.

The chemical is prevalently used on crops across the nation and world. Friends of the Earth Europe, says that more than 650,000 tonnes of glyphosate products were used over five years ago, with the amount being used increasing each year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question which has to be asked of our state and federal governments is this: how can a corporation be allowed to sell a product with impunity which sickens and ultimately kills?!?

Nov 13 11:33

Second Ebola Outbreak in Mali Eclipses Early Success

The West African nation of Mali, which just beat its first outbreak of Ebola, has confirmed a second one that is larger and more threatening, global health authorities said on Wednesday.

The victim who apparently began the new outbreak was an imam who fell ill in Guinea and traveled to Mali for better treatment at a major private clinic in Bamako, the capital.

Nov 13 11:31

How Big Oil Plans to Win Ugly in New York

A PR firm well known for its hardball tactics in defense of Big Tobacco will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York’s (IOGA-NY) annual conference in Buffalo. The same talk titled, “Big Green Radicals: Exposing Environmental Groups,” was presented at the Western Energy Alliance annual meeting in Colorado this summer. Richard Berman, president of the consulting firm Berman and Company, told the audience of oil and gas executives that they were engaged in “an endless war,” and warned that, “You can either win ugly or lose pretty.”

An anti-fracking rally in front of the New York State Assembly in Albany in 2013. Berman and Company’s strategy fails to recognize that long before celebrities were touring gas fields, local landowners, farmers, and activists had already started asking questions about the merits of fracking.

Nov 13 10:11

Is L.A. Backtracking on its Fracking Ban?

In February the City Council made headlines when it voted to take a first step toward a ban on fracking within Los Angeles municipal limits.

The body voted unanimously to have city staffers draft the fine print of a law that would outlaw hydraulic oil and gas extraction, a.k.a. fracking, on L.A. turf. Environmentalists say the process, which pushes pressurized liquid into rock formations to squeeze out fossil fuels, could contaminate drinking water supplies and even trigger earthquakes.

Instead of getting its ordinance, however, the council was recently given a report by the Department of City Planning. It says a fracking ban will not be that easy and suggests that more time is needed. At least one city leader is fuming.

Westside Councilman Mike Bonin told us he was "frustrated" that, nearly nine months later, the council still doesn't have a law to vote on:

Nov 13 09:29

Texas Oil Regulator Says It Will Not Honor Town’s Vote To Ban Fracking

On election day, the town of Denton, Texas, voted by a wide margin to ban fracking within the city limits. Two days later, the chairwoman of Texas’ oil and gas regulator said she would not honor the ban.

Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christi Craddick told the Dallas Morning News that she would continue giving permits to oil and gas companies seeking to frack in Denton. Craddick asserted she could override the ban because Denton does not have authority over drilling activity in the state.

“It’s my job to give permits, not Denton’s,” Craddick said. “We’re going to continue permitting up there because that’s my job.”

Fracking — the process of injecting water, sand and chemicals underground to extract oil and gas from shale formations — has a long history in Denton, one of the most heavily-fracked towns in Texas. At the same time, residents have complained of poor air quality, disruptive noise in residential areas, and an increase in low-magnitude earthquakes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Craddick may well be truly bought and paid for by the oil industry, and the health of the people of Denton means absolutely nothing to her.

Nov 13 08:45

Mali Is Worried About Ebola, Quarantines Nearly 100

Mali slapped quarantine orders on nearly 90 people on Wednesday and closed a mosque and a health facility in an effort to contain an Ebola outbreak.

The moves come after a nurse at a private clinic in the capital, Bamako, was confirmed as an Ebola victim.

Nov 13 07:10

Methods of Depopulation


This segment describes the chemical and biological methods used covertly by the depopulation lobby to undermine human fertility, as well as the psychosocial and economic methods imposed on the world's people to subvert the family structure. By this double pronged approach the global population is being forced into an unnatural process of decline with dire consequences on human health and irreversible damage to the intellectual and genetic endowment of humanity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted in light of the sterilization scandal in Kenya.

Nov 13 07:03

MOULDY DICK: France aims to snatch EXPLODING WHALE crown from U.S.

Highway engineer George Thomas Thornton also achieved internet fame after blowing up a dead whale in 1970. He had to wait for his moment of digital glory however, because he achieved fame during the early days of the internet, when a website called The Exploding Whale celebrated this rather messy incident.

However, this poor creature was a comparatively tiny 8 tons, just over half the weight of the latest danger whale.

Nov 13 06:53

ALERT: Certified Organic Food Grown in U.S. Found Contaminated with Glyphosate Herbicide

With over 80% of the U.S. food supply now reportedly contaminated with the herbicide glyphosate, many people are turning to USDA certified organic products to avoid this toxic chemical. Current USDA NOP (National Organic Program) standards do not allow the use of the herbicide glyphosate on organic crops.

However, a new investigation by Tropical Traditions has revealed that the U.S. organic grain market is contaminated with glyphosate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, a major problem is that the USDA National Organic Program have been "adjusted" under lobbying pressure to where a small percentage of GMO and Glyphosate are now allowed.

Nov 13 06:25

Philae lander sends back first ever image from comet surface

Scientists re-established communications with Philae on Thursday after an anxious overnight wait while its mothership Rosetta, which relays the signals to Earth, dipped below the comet’s horizon.

Magnetic field data from Philae’s ROMAP instrument analysed overnight revealed three ‘landings’. The first was almost exactly on the expected arrival time of 15:33 GMT. But the anchoring harpoons did not fire and Philae rebounded.

In the weak gravity of the comet it took about 2 hours for the lander to return to the surface. It touched down for a second time at 17:26 GMT, then bounced again before finally coming to rest at 17:33.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So it looks like the Telegraph did jump the gun with the headline that implied the craft had been lost.

Nov 12 18:52

Bill Gates and the anti-fertility agent in African tetanus vaccine

It turns out The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been funding the distribution of tetanus vaccine in Africa by UNICEF, which is the agency that provided Kenya with the vaccine reportedly laced with Human Chorionic Gonadatropin (HCG). That is the same Bill Gates who said: "The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s heading up to about nine billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps ten or fifteen percent." (See video below.)

Nov 12 17:26

Mission in danger: ESA's Philae fails to anchor on comet

With communications between Philae and its parent severed for the coming hours, expected as Rosetta disappears in orbit behind the comet, there may be scant information before a media briefing planned for 1300 GMT on Thursday, November 13.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will admit I am biased here, but I think the Telegraph story took the double landing and the normal loss of signal and write a headline that suggested the lander was lost.

Nov 12 13:56

We landed twice: Philae comet probe may have bounced after harpoon failureBy Dave Gilbert, CNN

The comet probe Philae may have bounced when it landed, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Wednesday.

It is the first time a soft landing has been achieved on a comet -- but there was a hitch.

Comet 67P has a very weak gravity, so anchoring harpoons were designed to shoot into the comet to fix the spacecraft to the surface. They failed to fire and Philae is not firmly secure, ESA says.

"So maybe we didn't land once -- we landed twice," he told a news conference.

Nov 12 13:09

White House Fail: Obamacare in a ‘Death Spiral’

It’s been riddled with problems from the beginning. It was sold to the people as ‘Universal Healthcare’, only it’s not even close. Obamacare may end up being D.O.A after all...

Nov 12 11:44

ESA: 'We Are On The Comet' But Something's Wrong

The surface of the comet appears to be soft, which is possibly why Philae has not been able to secure itself. But at least some of the screws on the lander have managed to attach Philae to the soft surface somewhat.

Nov 12 10:47

Is the WHO Using Vaccines to Secretly Sterilize Women All Over the Globe?

There have always been anecdotal stories of women all over the globe being unable to have children after receiving UN vaccines. But now we have scientific proof. Lab tests that were recently conducted found an antigen that causes miscarriages in the vaccines that were being given to girls and women in Kenya. A story that was posted on Life Site News about this caused shockwaves all over the Internet. The following is an excerpt from that report…

Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government.

Nov 12 10:45

Obamacare Designed as a Scam

A willfully designed scam. A rationing scheme boon to predatory providers.

Enriching insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains. At the expense of universal affordable coverage.

Market-based for maximum profits. Letting providers escalate prices. Regulatory light. Loopholes let profiteers game the system.

Benefitting at the expense of ripped-off consumers. Leaving millions uninsured. Most others way underinsured.

A healthcare disaster. Unaffordable for most people. Providing inadequate protection.

Forcing millions to pay 40% or more out-of-pocket. For co-pays and deductibles. On top of costly premiums. Rising annually.

Double the cost of other developed countries. During protracted Main Street Depression conditions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And those are the GOOD points! :)

Nov 12 10:16

U.S., China Unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of high-stakes climate negotiations next year.

President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would move much faster in cutting its levels of pollution. Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to cap China's emissions in the future — a striking, unprecedented move by a nation that has been reluctant to box itself in on global warming.

"This is a major milestone in the U.S.-China relationship," Obama said, with Xi at his side. "It shows what's possible when we work together on an urgent global challenge."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS is the only thing coming out of these negotiations, as unhinged as it is from actual climate science, because it was the only thing which be seen as an escape and "win" from the other pressing issues on which Obama had "no game" here.

The monetary shift to the Yuan is not going to stop; neither is the increased military spending by the Chinese government and its development of weapons which may at least rival, if nor surpass, those of the US military; nor is China's push to control the South China seas.

In other words, this loose agreement was the only thing that Obama could take away from this conference without looking like an abysmal failure.

Nov 12 09:40

University of Pennsylvania Deletes, Reinstates Obamacare Architect Video After Backlash

A video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber saying a “lack of transparency” was crucial in fooling ‘stupid Americans’ which caused controversy was subsequently deleted by the University of Pennsylvania only to be reinstated after a backlash.

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Nov 12 09:36

The BamboozleCare Rollout

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"Lying to the American people and treating them like are idiots is a GOOD thing!" -- Official White Horse Souse

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