SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

Aug 14 04:40

Three Congressmen Are Using Red Tape to Bind SpaceX to Earth

Here’s the deal: SpaceX, as you may know, is making good on its promise to make access to space cheaper and more reliable. Their Falcon 9 rocket is putting payloads into orbit for less money than the big government contractors charge.

As one might expect, government officials who have such contractors in their own districts and states are unhappy with this. And apparently some are willing to smear SpaceX as retribution.

Three House members—Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)—have sent a memo to NASA demanding that the agency investigate what they call “an epidemic of anomalies” with SpaceX missions.

This is ridiculous for many reasons

Aug 13 22:45

Witness: Mike Brown was 'shot like an animal'

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A witness to the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has come forward to tell his side of Saturday's events.

Dorian Johnson was walking with Brown Saturday afternoon when the shooting happened. NewsChannel 5's Farrah Fazal was the only local reporter he spoke with.

You can watch the entire raw interview below this story.

Here are excerpts of Johnson's interview: "It was around 1:40, two o'clock. We were walking down the street, empty street. We were just walking down, minding our business. We're both headed home, and the officer's approaching us, and as he pulled up on the side of us, he didn't say 'freeze,' 'halt,' or nothing like we were committing a crime. He said, 'Get the f*** on the sidewalk!' I told the officer we were not but a minute away from the destination."

"He never once attempted to grab for this officer's weapon."

Aug 13 22:42

Michael Brown had no criminal background

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – An 18-year-old shot and killed near a Ferguson apartment complex Saturday afternoon had no criminal record, according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

Aug 13 22:29

Unrest simmers after crowds clear from West Florissant Avenue

French arrested

St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French was among about 10 people arrested Wednesday night.
Meghan Flannery, the director of elementary programs for North Campus, a non-profit operated by French, confirmed the arrest.
"We got a phone call from his wife saying he'd been detained," said Flannery.
French is being held at the Ferguson Police Department. No word on charges.
--Paul Hampel, 11:50 p.m.
Reporters arrested in McDonald's

Wesley Lowery, a reporter with the Washington Post, was arrested Wednesday evening along with Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post, Lowery relayed on Twitter.
He wrote that police came into the McDonald's on West Florissant Road where the two were working, and tried "to kick everyone out.”
“Officers decided we weren't leaving McDonalds quickly enough, shouldn't have been taping them,” he tweeted.
“Officers slammed me into a fountain soda machine because I was confused about which door they were asking me to walk out of,” he wrote.

Aug 13 21:41

Mike Brown Killed By Protected Ferguson Police Employee

Mike Brown was shot multiple times in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday.

He died – his body left in the street for hours.

He was unarmed.

The aggressor has been protected by those at the Ferguson Police Outfit.

The aggressor wears the badge of the Ferguson Police Outfit.

It is individuals who act, and thus, individuals who are responsible for their actions.

It is the victim or those closest – not friends of the killer, or those who work for another coercive monopoly – who know best what would make someone whole.

The police state thrives on perceived legitimacy. Would you say its actors are deserving?

Aug 13 19:41

Making Murder "Reasonable": How the Ferguson PD Will Whitewash the Killing of Michael E. Brown

Neither of the young men was doing anything suspicious to justify a police “contact,” so the officer synthesized one out of the ether: According to Johnson, as the cop drove by he bellowed at the pedestrians to “get the f**k on the sidewalk.”

Johnson, displaying immeasurably more civility than the armed functionary supposedly there to protect and serve him, politely explained that he was only a few hundred feet from his home. He recalls that the officer took offense, slammed on his brakes, threw his vehicle into reverse — nearly hitting the pedestrians -- and growled, “What’d you say?”

According to Johnson’s account, the cop began to exit his vehicle, but his door slammed into Brown. At roughly the same time, the uniformed assailant grabbed the terrified 18-year-old by his neck.

Aug 13 15:53

The crisis in American mental health care

In a series of articles focusing on the current state of mental health care in the United States, American newspaper USA Today has offered a glimpse at the pervasive social costs of inadequate mental health care treatment given to millions of people suffering from severe mental disorders in society.

Aug 13 15:25

Crony Phony Drug War

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the FedEx Corp. pleaded not guilty in a San Francisco federal court “on 15 charges related to transporting painkillers and other prescription drugs that had been sold illegally.”

Aug 13 14:31

A new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flags

As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients. The scientists presenting the work today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) say that out of nearly 200 commonly used compounds, there's very little known about the potential health risks of about one-third, and eight are toxic to mammals...

Aug 13 13:57

Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face from Space

Google will soon have an unprecedented ability to spy on you from space. Theoretically, at least. How?

Two months ago, after much lobbying by the biggest satellite company in North America, DigitalGlobe, the US government relaxed restrictions to allow for commercially available satellite imagery up to 25 cm resolution—twice as detailed as the previous limit of 50 cm.

Aug 13 13:30

Critic: Censored Report Shows UK Government has 'Something to Hide' About Fracking

Critics of fracking in the United Kingdom assailed the British government on Monday for their heavy-handed censorship of an internal government report on the impacts of the shale oil and gas drilling technique.

The draft government report, titled Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts, published by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (or Defra), has information redacted 62 times in just 13 pages.

Aug 13 13:10

Cannabis-Based Batteries Could Charge Your Phone in Seconds - And Change the Way We Store Energy

On top of its vast medicinal benefits and a “high” that’s safer and mellower than alcohol, what if cannabis could also power a cheap, sustainable super battery and forever change the energy game? It sounds like a far-fetched dream cooked up by Cheech and Chong after a bong rip or three, but it’s possible, according to a team of researchers at the University of Alberta.

Aug 13 12:49

Calico Discussed at The Google Camp

When the billionaire tech jet set decides to let down their hair, what do they talk about around the campfire? According to the New Your Times, "Google is sponsoring an elite conference this week at a golf resort in Sicily, with a guest list of chief executives, investors and celebrities, all of whom were invited to bring their families. On the agenda are high-minded discussions of global issues — along with relaxation by the Mediterranean Sea." How quaint! . . . For the real scoop, Here's What Went On At Google's Exclusive Conference For The Rich And Famous In Sicily.

Aug 13 12:16

Sierra Leone : another lead doctor dies from Ebola

An official in Sierra Leone says another of the country's leading physicians has died from Ebola.

Aug 13 12:16

Illegals Bring Disease Risk As Schools To Open

When will the US Government have mercy on its OWN, US, CITIZENS?
The nightmare continues and will worsen when US schools open this month. All it takes to spread insect borne diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue, Dengue Hemorrhagic, Yellow Fever, Malaria, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, etc is for a mosquito to bite an infected illegal then that same mosquito bite a noninfected person, or classmate.

It is even easier to spread Influenza, Ebola, TB (all types) even totally resistant TB, and any other airborne or minimally airborne disease of which I believe Ebola to be.

Aug 13 11:52

Iranian-American Woman Wins Top Mathematics Prize

For the first time, the International Mathematical Union’s Fields medal, also known as the ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics’, has been awarded to a woman.

This year, the honor has gone to Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor, for her work on the symmetry of curved surfaces.

Aug 13 11:17

Monsanto Chemical-Resistant Weed Strikes Southern Cotton Fields and Threatens Midwest

In the 1970s, Monsanto introduced a new chemical to kill weeds. Known commonly as Roundup, it was capable of killing whatever weed got in its way. Seed companies later developed varieties of plants that were immune to Roundup’s killing power, enabling farmers to use one herbicide—Roundup—for all their crops.

Now, to put the problem in a nutshell: “You’ve heard of this guy called Chuck Darwin and evolution?” as Iowa State University agronomy professor Mike Owen put it to The Des Moines Register.

The herbicide, also known as glyphosate, became so ubiquitous in American agriculture that eventually Mother Nature started producing new weeds—16 so far—immune to the chemical. There are now enough glyphosate-resistant weeds in America to nearly cover the state of Oregon, Michael Wines reported at The New York Times.

Aug 13 10:37

Liberia: EU Increases Aid to Contain Ebola

The European Union has increased its support from €8 million Euros to €11.9 million in its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This is the fourth increment in EU assistance for the Ebola crisis. It is the Commission's aid in 2014 to fight the Ebola epidemic.

Aug 13 10:34

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, brilliant man, but can't tell his ass from a hole in the wall when it comes to biology.

Jeffrey Smith Challenge to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, and popularizer of science, was caught on tape telling us to “chill out!” about GMOs because all food is genetically modified by artificial breeding. Watch Jeffrey explain to Neil why traditional breeding is completely different from genetic engineering. See links to more details under Fraud tab at http://responsibletechnology.org/fraud

Part 1:

Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU9LmFLaC18

Aug 13 10:17

The Ebola of 2009: Swine Flu

Every new "pandemic" is the big one.

"This isn't like the last one, oh no. This one is really going to spread out across the globe and kill millions and millions of people."

Ebola. MERS. Swine Flu. Bird Flu. Smallpox. SARS. West Nile.

We're still here.

Do you think you can rely on government reports about diseases?

Can you trust them when they say there are 10,000 cases of disease X?

The mainstream press accepts the reports without blinking an eye. Accurate? Of course.

Aug 13 09:58

A Coalition for Major Outreach in NYC This 9/11 Anniversary

http://GroundZero911.com aims to provide activists with 9/11 Anniversary event information as well as the tools necessary for public outreach.

Our goal is to encourage anyone that believes we need a new investigation into the events surrounding September 11th, 2001 to come to New York City for the Anniversary.

This movement was started by the victims' family members who had questions. Their loved ones were murdered and they've never been given answers. It's time to demand those answers, to unite together to demand justice. Let's make history this September 11th by coming together in New York City in hopes of the justice we've all been fighting for. Please also check out our Twitter, Facebook, and Facebook Event Page.

Aug 13 09:57

Las Vegas Will Go Dry If Water Levels Drop 7% Further – Lake Mead Hits Record Lows

Six weeks ago we highlighted how “screwed” Las Vegas is as the ongoing 14-year drought weighs on water levels. Today, AP reports, Lake Mead – the main source of fresh water for Las Vegas and its 40 million visitors – just hit record low levels at 1080 feet. Most concerning – at 1,000 feet, drinking water intakes will no longer function and Las Vegas will go dry.

Aug 13 09:37

ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op

by William Engdahl

For days now, since their dramatic June 10 taking of Mosul, Western mainstream media have been filled with horror stories of the military conquests in Iraq of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, with the curious acronym ISIS. ISIS, as in the ancient Egyptian cult of the goddess of fertility and magic. The media picture being presented adds up less and less.

Details leaking out suggest that ISIS and the major military ‘surge’ in Iraq – and less so in neighboring Syria – is being shaped and controlled out of Langley, Virginia, and other CIA and Pentagon outposts as the next stage in spreading chaos in the world’s second-largest oil state, Iraq, as well as weakening the recent Syrian stabilization efforts.
Strange facts

Aug 13 09:29

‘Mass extinction event’ across planet may have been unleashed by humans, scientists warn

Planet Earth is on the verge of another mass extinction event, say scientists, and this time the cause is humans.

Aug 13 09:23

Will an Ebola panic be used as an excuse to put large groups of Americans in camps?

Now even the mainstream media is admitting that during an Ebola panic “people could be detained for long periods, merely on a suspicion they might have been exposed to some pathogen.”

Aug 13 09:16

South Korea’s first—and only—astronaut just quit her job, ending the country’s manned space program

South Korea started its space program in 2006 with a national search for qualified astronaut candidates. The country doesn’t have the technological infrastructure to blast a human into orbit, but it partnered with Russia—as does the U.S., for now—to send the winner, engineer Yi So-yeon, to the International Space Station in 2008 for a 10-day trip focused on science experiments and publicity. Today, the Korean Aerospace Institute announced that she had resigned for personal reasons, ending the program.

Aug 13 08:53

Ebola detected in Nigerian tourist at Istanbul airport

Ebola virus has been detected in a foreign tourist at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Turkish Hurriyet newspaper has said.

The infected person is a citizen of Nigeria.

Passengers on board the plane that arrived in Istanbul from Nigeria have been placed in quarantine.

Aug 13 08:52

Spanish priest becomes first man to die of Ebola in Europe

The first European infected by a strain of Ebola, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, has died in hospital, Reuters reported, citing a spokeswoman for Madrid health authorities.

Aug 13 08:27

The one question about Ebola that nobody can seem to answer

How in the world is it possible that more than 170 health workers have been infected by the Ebola virus?

Aug 13 06:14

Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?

David Mitlin, Ph.D., explains that supercapacitors are energy storage devices that have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Unlike today's rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over several hours, supercapacitors can charge and discharge within seconds. But they normally can't store nearly as much energy as batteries, an important property known as energy density. One approach researchers are taking to boost supercapacitors' energy density is to design better electrodes. Mitlin's team has figured out how to make them from certain hemp fibers—and they can hold as much energy as the current top contender: graphene.

"Our device's electrochemical performance is on par with or better than graphene-based devices," Mitlin says. "The key advantage is that our electrodes are made from biowaste using a simple process, and therefore, are much cheaper than graphene."

Aug 13 05:08

The billion dollar web site you paid for

Perhaps no news about HealthCare.gov, the Federal healthcare exchange website and supporting systems, is shocking anymore. We all know that it was an utter disaster at launch on October 1, 2013 and was completely unusable for some time thereafter. But eventually they got it to the point of being usable, so no harm no foul, right?

You may not think so after reading the recent GAO (Government Accountability Office) report HEALTHCARE.GOV — Ineffective Planning and Oversight Practices Underscore the Need for Improved Contract Management. The report is embedded at the bottom of this story.

Not only was the project a technical disaster — development was originally supposed to be complete October 1, 2013, but the schedule is now for the end of 2014 — but it has cost far, far beyond what was budgeted and far further than what could be called reasonable for such a system.

Aug 12 23:25

6 Reasons To Juice Rather Than Smoke Cannabis

Waking Times

Juicing cannabis usually involves blending or pressing fresh plant material instead of buds that have been dried or aged. Some believe that raw cannabis should be treated as a dietary staple. Cannabis is one of the most versatile plants with few others matching its medicinal powers. Separating the myths from the facts still remains a challenge. Here are the top reasons to juice cannabis rather than smoke it.

Aug 12 20:06

LNG Won't Save Europe

The Russians are waiting for old man winter to win this one for them!

If the United States uses 7.6 Tcf of its natural gas to supply Europe, it will not have enough natural gas to meets its domestic requirements. Indeed this past winter witnessed the U.S. stored reserves of natural gas fall to a low of 800 billion cubic feet. If the United States had shipped all of that stored gas to Europe (a fifty-day supply for Europe), pilot lights all over the United States would have gone out, as the stored gas pressurizes the domestic natural gas delivery system. Without that pressure, gas-reliant industry, including more than 30 percent of domestic electricity production, would stop.

But what about all of the new shale gas from fracking coming online?

Aug 12 18:45

Kalapakkam nuke power plant to be commissioned next year

Thorium-based 300 MW nuclear power plant at Kalapakkam in Tamil Nadu will be commissioned next year, Parliament was informed today.

Answering a supplementary during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said a major part of the project has already been completed and it would be commissioned next year.

India is one of the leading countries with well-advanced Thorium utilisation technologies, developed indigenously, and has the world's third largest (around 12 per cent) Thorium reserve.

Aug 12 16:31

CIA MKULTRA: they intended to use drugs for “everything”

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Drugs to transform individuals…and even, by implication, society. Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA.

The intention is there, in the record.

A CIA document was included in the transcript of the 1977 US Senate Hearings on MKULTRA, the CIA’s mind-control program. The document is found in Appendix C, starting on page 166. It’s simply labeled “Draft,” dated 5 May 1955.

It begins: “A portion of the Research and Development Program of [CIA’s] TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:”

What followed was a list of hoped-for drugs and their uses...

Aug 12 16:16

Mystery virus affects nearly 100 in Samoa

"This is the first time that we've have had this virus in the country and we are working with experts from WHO (World Health Organisation) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community to control it," she said.

Aug 12 15:52

Will An Ebola Panic Be Used As An Excuse To Put Large Numbers Of Americans In Camps?

Now even the mainstream media is admitting that during an Ebola panic “people could be detained for long periods, merely on a suspicion they might have been exposed to some pathogen.” As you will read about below, federal law contains some very vague provisions which could be used to indefinitely quarantine large numbers of Americans in the event of a significant Ebola outbreak in the United States. So where would all of those people be put? Certainly they would not be mixed in with prison populations, and our hospitals would only be able to handle a very limited number of Ebola patients. Once our medical facilities are overwhelmed, it is inevitable that those that have Ebola or that are suspected of having Ebola would be housed in temporary holding centers, tent cities, sports stadiums, old military bases and FEMA camps. Of course strict measures would be taken to ensure that the quarantine is not broken.

Aug 12 15:46

Natural Treatments for Ebola Virus Exist, Research Suggests

Coffee, fermented soy, homeopathic spider venom and vitamin C, may all hold promise as anti-Ebola virus therapies, despite the common belief that nothing can stop this lethal virus from spreading uncontrollably worldwide.

Aug 12 15:43

Cancer drug row puts greed before need

The row over drugs pricing this week may have wiped six months off the lives of 1,500 women.

Kadcyla, a drug to treat an aggressive type of breast cancer, has been deemed too expensive for the NHS.

The price that its manufacturers, Roche, were charging has not been disclosed—though they began talks by demanding £90,000 per patient.

Pharmaceutical giants have turned the holding of seriously ill people to ransom into something of an art form.

Aug 12 14:46

Bee research corrupted by corporate influence

Crop chemicals are killing bees all around the world, and some governments, including the UK's Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), are taking proactive steps to help save them. But a new report published by several UK members of parliament (MPs) reveals that the very companies which stand to lose the most by new regulations, the chemical companies themselves, will be steering the "scientific research" that governs them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, it isn't Glyphosate or GMOs; the bees are being killed by cell towers! yeah, that's it, cell towers. Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, cell towers!" -- Monsatan

Aug 12 14:46

Investors eye profits while poor die of Ebola

The British media are determined to spread fear about the Ebola virus, the disease that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa this year.

There are new scare stories every day about how health services here could be overwhelmed by an epidemic with no known cure.

Such an outbreak in the West is extremely unlikely.

Aug 12 13:19

Pittsburgh airport to host fracking sites starting this month

The floundering Pittsburgh International Airport is expected to soon begin earning nearly a quarter of its annual operating budget by letting a local energy company conduct fracking operations deep under the once booming air traffic hub.

Aug 12 11:05

CO Republican: Fracking is okay, it’s natural for water to burn. ‘Indians’ used it for warmth.

A Colorado Republican state senator justified the practice of hydraulic fracturing — commonly known as “fracking” — by saying that the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is a perfectly natural phenomenon. In fact, he said, the “Indians” used it for “warmth in the wintertime” many years ago.

According to Right Wing Watch, state Sen. Randy Baumgardner (R) was speaking to former Navy chaplain turned conservative activist Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

Klingenschmitt recorded the interview for his daily “Pray in Jesus’ Name” show. He asked the Republican what he thought of the government trying to “pick and choose” and prioritize some forms of energy over others.

“I’ve been doing a lot of the fracking seminars,” said Baumgardner, “and if people haven’t been, then they really don’t understand it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Reince Priebus, Chair of the National Republican Party: you really, really need to have a seminar for members of your party, who appear to have been purchased by various energy companies, about not saying something profoundly idiotic when in public.

It is painfully obvious that the fracking seminars which Baumgardner has attended have been the ones sponsored by the energy companies which have either bought this man's loyalty, through either contributions, or shares of stock in their companies.

Aug 12 09:42

Man arrested after beating cops in donut eating contest

The stinging humiliation of defeat at the one thing we can all agree cops do well

Aug 12 08:54

Testosterone in Healthy Men Increases Their Brains’ Response to Threat

Testosterone, a steroid hormone, is well known to contribute to aggressive behavior in males, but the neural circuits through which testosterone exerts these effects have not been clear.

Prior studies found that the administration of a single dose of testosterone influenced brain circuit function. Surprisingly, however, these studies were conducted exclusively in women.

Researchers, led by Dr. Justin Carré, sought to rectify this gap by conducting a study of the effects of testosterone on the brain's response to threat cues in healthy men...

Aug 12 08:08

Could Silver and Cinnamon be Effective Against Ebola?

Michael Rivero: New Ebola strain easier to spread

Aug 12 07:57

WHO approves experimental drugs as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

The World Health Organization authorised the use of experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola on Tuesday as the death toll topped 1,000 and a Spanish priest became the first European to succumb to the latest outbreak of the virus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The priest had already been given the experimental drug ZMapp, which clearly does not work.

Aug 12 07:50

The challenge of stopping Ebola when it keeps killing doctors

Daniel Bausch knows his way around an outbreak. The bald, grizzled doctor with Tulane University has traveled throughout Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, battling terrifying viruses from SARS to Ebola. He advises bigwigs at the World Health Organization, United Nations and the National Institutes of Health. He pumps out research article after research article on Ebola.

But even Bausch, for all his experience and expertise, had never seen anything like this. On a recent July day at a Sierra Leone hospital in Kenema, he found himself amid 55 patients infected with Ebola. Bausch, except for one other doctor, was alone. The nurses, according to a Reuters report, had vanished. They wanted higher pay to take care of Ebola patients and, after several of them became sick themselves, had gone home.

Aug 12 07:50

Colgate Total Ingredient Linked to Hormones, Cancer Spotlights FDA Process

The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it’s safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out. Minnesota voted in May to ban it in many products.

At the same time, millions of Americans are putting it in their mouths every day, by way of a top-selling toothpaste that uses the antibacterial chemical to head off gum disease -- Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s Total.

Total is safe, Colgate says, citing the rigorous Food and Drug Administration process that led to the toothpaste’s 1997 approval as an over-the-counter drug. A closer look at that application process, however, reveals that some of the scientific findings Colgate put forward to establish triclosan’s safety in toothpaste weren’t black and white -- and weren’t, until this year, available to the public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently the FDA's approval process has gone from "it's perfectly safe" to "It won't kill too many people."

Aug 12 07:48

US ‘to send’ untested Ebola drug to Liberia

A statement, published on the Liberian presidency’s website on Monday, said the United States had approved a request from Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to ship the medicine, ZMapp, after a direct appeal to US President Barack Obama on Friday.

Aug 12 07:42

The Spanish priest with Ebola who was recently repatriated from Liberia has died, despite being treated with an experimental drug designed to combat the deadly disease.

Miguel Pajares, a 75-year-old Spanish priest, has died after failing to respond to treatment with the experimental drug ZMapp at Madrid's Carlos III hospital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This particular strain of Ebola has a 56% lethality rate. No doubt the makers of ZMapp will sell it saying it cures half the Ebola patients it is given to.

Aug 12 07:39

This Will Make You Rethink Every Future Food Choice

A 32-year-old obese man lies on an emergency room gurney - he's just had a heart attack. The doctor is baffled, but the man is taken through every food and lifestyle choice he ever made, going back to when his parents made them.

You've entered the Rewind Zone.

Aug 12 04:39

Four UK nuclear reactors forced to shut down in safety alert

Four nuclear reactors are to be closed temporarily following a safety alert.

The need to investigate a fault in a boiler system means that the reactors will be out of action for around eight weeks.

Two reactors at Heysham, Lancashire, and two at Hartlepool, County Durham, will close tomorrow, according to French energy giant EDF.

Two reactors at Heysham, Lancashire will close tomorrow so a fault in a boiler system can be investigated, according to French energy giant EDF

Together the four units serve three million homes, supplying 10 per cent of Britain’s nuclear power.

Aug 11 19:12

Big Bucks, Big Pharma - Marketing (False) Disease To Push Drugs

Big Bucks, Big Pharma pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Focusing on the industry’s marketing practices, media scholars and health professionals help viewers understand the ways in which direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes the use of prescription medication, and works in tandem with promotion to doctors.

Aug 11 19:10

Yahoo’s Ebola Tweet Is a Lie Designed to Promote Fear-Based Acceptance of the Ebola Vaccine

A Yahoo News tweet went out at 4:41 p.m. Eastern) Sunday and it stated that 145 people in the Atlanta area have contracted Ebola. The Yahoo News tweet disappeared about 20 minutes later, only to be replaced by a tweet stating that the first tweet was a mistake. However, the Yahoo News Twitter release was retweeted hundreds of times in that 20 minutes.

The tweet was captured and was replayed on Before Its News.

Do not make the mistake of believing any of this. There is absolutely no truth to the claim that 145 people, in Atlanta, have contracted Ebola. Many are asking if Yahoo News actually ran the tweet, or were they hacked? Yahoo News did indeed run this tweet, but they knew exactly what they were doing.

Aug 11 19:08

Ebola vaccine gold rush: Tekmira investors need a full-blown pandemic to really cash in

There's a lot of fear mongering taking place right now for the purpose of creating demand for an Ebola vaccine -- something both government and media describe as the one and only medical treatment with any value at all, to the exclusion of everything else.

Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show just posted an article entitled Yahoo's Ebola Tweet Is a Lie Designed to Promote Fear-Based Acceptance of the Ebola Vaccine.

That article references a tweet which was fabricated to cause total panic by claiming 145 people in Atlanta had contracted Ebola. Before the tweet was pulled, it was re-tweeted countless times, spreading fear about Ebola faster than Ebola can spread itself.

Aug 11 18:20

The importance of CoQ10 levels in human health

CoQ10 is found in every cell of the body but is present in higher concentrations in organs that have higher energy requirements such as the kidneys, liver and heart. As we age, we lose our supply of CoQ10, particularly in the heart. By the time we are 80 years old our CoQ10 production is said to be about half of a 20 year olds. CoQ10 plays a huge role in energy supply in the heart and the vascular walls (3).

The most popularly prescribed cholesterol lowering medications, statins, have been shown to lower CoQ10 production by up to 40% (4). Unfortunately, many physicians remain unaware of this and they continue to prescribe statin cholesterol lowering medications without supplementing with CoQ10.

Aug 11 18:06

Why Wheat And GMOs Can Destroy Your Health

A new study published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology titled, “Diversity of the cultivable human gut microbiome involved in gluten metabolism: isolation of microorganisms with potential interest for coeliac disease,” has revealed something remarkable about the human gut bacteria (microbiome). Some of the extremely hard to digest proteins in wheat colloquially known as “gluten” (there are actually over 23,000 identified in the wheat proteome) were found metabolizable through a 94 strains of bacterial species isolated from the human gut (via fecal sampling).

Aug 11 17:47

Ebola vaccine to be manufactured by criminal drug company with felony record; rushed to market with near-zero safety testing

While the world of conventional medicine lines up to profit from the Ebola panic, there is no mention anywhere in the mainstream media of the criminal corporation behind the Ebola vaccine.

GlaxoSmithKline, now being celebrated by the pro-pharma press, is the same company that also has a proven criminal record of bribing physicians and knowingly distributing misleading information about the safety of their drug products.

Just two years ago, GSK plead guilty to felony crimes in the United States and was forced to pay an historical $3 billion fine for committing those crimes. After paying the fine, GSK was then exempted from normal rules regarding criminal enterprise, allowing it to continue conducting business with the federal government.

Aug 11 17:34

Anger over 9/11 Museum exhibit that casts doubt on link between health problems and toxic Ground Zero air

The government has recognized that first responders became ill from working near Ground Zero — but the 9/11 Museum isn't so sure.

Responders and surviving family members are furious that panels at the museum's "After 9/11" exhibit present the connection between the toxic dust around Ground Zero and the subsequent health issues of many workers as uncertain.

It's the latest in a long list of complaints about the museum's management and mission by victims' families and responders, who point out that the 2011 James Zadroga Act, which helped cover victims' health needs, settled the issue.

"It is inexcusable that the museum would project skepticism about the link between health impacts and WTC exposures, despite overwhelming medical evidence," write the chairs of two committees created to help beneficiaries of the Zadroga Act in letter sent to museum head Joseph Daniels on Friday.

Aug 11 16:56

The threat you face from Ebola and what you can do about it

So we’ve been hearing a LOT about this Ebola thing for a while now, and every day, it seems like the problem escalates. How worried should you really be? What can you do about it? What should you be doing now?

Aug 11 16:08

The One Question About Ebola That Nobody Can Seem To Answer

How in the world is it possible that more than 170 health workershave been infected by the Ebola virus? That is the one question about Ebola that nobody can seem to answer. The World Health Organization is reporting this as a fact, but no explanation is given as to why this is happening. We are just assured that Ebola “is not airborne” and that getting infected “requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person”.

Aug 11 15:37

Fracking fears for the North York Moors after oil company gains permission to drill for gas

Environmental campaigners fear an oil company's plan to drill for gas in one of Britain's national parks is a stalking horse for a future bid to carry out fracking in the area.

Third Energy, backed by banking giant Barclays, is set to begin working Ebberston Moor in the North York Moors after winning permission to get rid of a vast amount of potentially radioactive waste water – that will come up with the gas – by pumping it back into the ground.

Aug 11 15:29

Scientists Made Lab-Grown Brains to See What Happens When You Shock Them

Over the last couple years, scientists have grown blood vessels, skin, parts of organs, and even vaginas in the lab. But now, for the first time, theyve managed to grow three dimensional, brain-like tissue (from rats)—with the express purpose of injuring it to see what happens.

Aug 11 15:23

Monsanto Wants 14-Year Reuters Veteran Reporter Fired for Talking About GMO Dangers

First Monsanto took over our Congress, then our Supreme Court, and now they are trying to take over journalism. Without freedom of speech and fair reporting, none of us would ever know just what hideous deeds these monopolizing corporations were up to. In Monsanto’s latest inexcusable move, the company is trying to have a veteran reporter fired for reporting on genetically modified organisms fairly.

Aug 11 15:05

FLASHBACK - US Vaccines Caused'Spanish Flu'

"The 1918 'Spanish Flu' started in American military Camp Funston, Fort Riley, USA amongst troops making ready for W.W.I - taking on board vaccinations, recruit training and all. It eventually killed about 40,000,000 people worldwide. That flu strain only appeared briefly once again, according to the US Atlanta CDC. This was in 1976 and again it struck at the US army camp Fort Dix, USA, amongst recently vaccinated troops (and no one else EVER); Fort Dix is known to have been a vaccine trial centre. Was the world's greatest 'influenza' scourge another well-hidden vaccine disaster?"---John P Heptonstall

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The 1918 flu pandemic was proclaimed the "Spanish Flu" even though it clearly did not originate in Spain. This suggests that even back then, something was being covered up.

This is worth recalling now that multiple sources have identified the Kenema bioweapons lab in Sierra Leone, operated by Fort Detrick and biologists from Tulane University (but now closed and under investigation by the Sierra Leone government), as the starting point for the current Ebola outbreak and that an Ebola vaccine being tested either accidentally or deliberately triggered the disease.

Aug 11 15:05

Ebola: joint bio and psych warfare assault from George Soros and Bill & Melinda Gates

Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, which has been at the eye of the Ebola storm, houses a US biosecurity level 2 bioweapons research lab with links to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Soros Foundation. There, US biodefence scientists have been working on viral fevers such as Ebola for decades.

(Patents applied for here).

The locals certainly believe that Kenema Lab in Sierra Leone is the cause of the outbreak of Ebola there. Bloomberg reports how locals threw stones at the hospital and the police station, amidst fears that health workers were using Ebola as a ruse to kill people and collect body parts.

The fears were sparked by a ‘rumour’ apparently started by a nurse who worked there, who the lab quickly insisted was mentally ill. This is a common and classic tactic, to discredit the whistleblower. You have to wonder how a mentally ill person was considered fit to work in such a sensitive and dangerous facility. But of course, she probably was completely sane, and just fearless enough to tell the truth.

Aug 11 15:04

What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone?

This is a call for an immediate, thorough, and independent investigation of Tulane University researchers and their Fort Detrick associates in the US biowarfare research community, who have been operating in West Africa during the past several years.

What exactly have they been doing?

Exactly what diagnostic tests have they been performing on citizens of Sierra Leone?

Why do we have reports that the government of Sierra Leone has recently told Tulane researchers to stop this testing?

Have Tulane researchers and their associates attempted any experimental treatments (e.g., injecting monoclonal antibodies) using citizens of the region? If so, what adverse events have occurred?

The research program, occurring in Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea, and Liberia---said to be the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak---has the announced purpose, among others, of detecting the future use of fever-viruses as bioweapons.

Aug 11 14:48

Robert Reich: The World Needs This Saner Approach to Capitalism

In recent weeks, the managers, employees, and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called "Market Basket" have joined together to oppose the board of director's decision earlier in the year to oust the chain's popular chief executive, Arthur T. Demoulas.

Aug 11 14:48

Technological dystopia looming, dooming the West

This latest Russian 'sanctions tilt' toward nuclear confrontation comes alongside a quiet and apparently unconnected launch of a global digital ID system through the City of London’s slick mouthpiece magazine, The Economist.

Under the innocuous sounding headline ‘Estonia Takes The Plunge’ we're told by a characteristically unidentified writer that, ‘Some good ideas never take off because too few people embrace them’. There are never enough cowering serfs for these City types! Your digital identity is 'a privilege, not a right’, The Economist explains in this barrow-boy's sales pitch.

Aug 11 14:16

Colgate Total Ingredient Linked to Hormones, Cancer Spotlights FDA Process

The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it’s safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out. Minnesota voted in May to ban it in many products. -- At the same time, millions of Americans are putting it in their mouths every day, by way of a top-selling toothpaste that uses the antibacterial chemical to head off gum disease — Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s Total.

Aug 11 14:08

U.S. Pharmaceutical Company Gilead Sciences Under Investigation

Gilead Sciences of San Francisco is under investigation by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for charging $84,000 for a 12 week course of a new drug to treat hepatitis C. Gilead sells the exact same course for $900 in poor countries like Egypt and India.

Aug 11 13:27

A New Reason Why Wheat And GMOs Can Destroy Your Health

A new study published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology titled, “Diversity of the cultivable human gut microbiome involved in gluten metabolism: isolation of microorganisms with potential interest for coeliac disease,” has revealed something remarkable about the human gut bacteria (microbiome). Some of the extremely hard to digest proteins in wheat colloquially known as “gluten” (there are actually over 23,000 identified in the wheat proteome) were found metabolizable through a 94 strains of bacterial species isolated from the human gut (via fecal sampling).

Aug 11 13:16

Monsanto’s PR Makeover: Lubricating The Wheels Of The GMO Trojan Horse

Monsanto believes it is having trouble getting its message across to the public. Last year, it began a makeover. It realised that it and GMOs have an image problem.

According to the Holmes Report, an information service following the public relations industry, Monsanto has embarked on an international campaign by upgrading its association with Fleishman Hillard, one of the biggest public relations firms in the US.

Aug 11 12:53

CDC Getting Dozens Of Calls ‘About People Who Are Ill After Traveling In Africa’

Should we be alarmed that the CDC has received “several dozen calls” from hospitals around the country “about people who are ill after traveling in Africa”? As you will read about below, a lot more Ebola testing has been going on around the nation than we have been hearing about in the mainstream media.

Aug 11 12:15

Police want right to see medical records without consent

Police want new and expanded rights to access medical records and other confidential data without an individual's consent, a senior police chief has told the Guardian.

Sir Peter Fahy, the Greater Manchester chief constable, said the extra access to sensitive data was needed to help police cope with growing numbers of vulnerable people.

Aug 11 11:21

The Politics of the Ebola Serum: Harriet Washington on the Ebola Outbreak

Ebola is all over the headlines in the United States. After two American health care workers were infected with the deadly virus in Liberia, more media outlets started to pay attention to this outbreak raging in the Western African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and now reports show that it's spread to Nigeria. There is no proven treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which so far has infected more than 1,700 people and has killed more than 930 in West Africa.

Aug 11 10:23

Label GMOs Texas: Grassroots campaign for food transparency launched in the Lone Star State

A grassroots campaign to require honest GMO labeling on food products has been launched in Texas. Called “Label GMOs Texas,” the campaign follows in the footsteps of the highly successful Vermont campaign which achieved victory earlier this year.

Aug 11 10:10

Ebola is ...

A naturally occuring illness
7% (51 votes)
An artificially created de-population tool
93% (673 votes)
Total votes: 724
Aug 11 09:04

EBOLA AND THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

Last night my wife and I were watching TV and we saw an ad for SciFy's new TV series "Z nation."

"Oh criminy", I said, "Not another Zombie Apocalypse!"

It does seem as if the entertainment media has been flooding us all with Zombies in feature films, TV shows, and news reports. Even "Sons of Guns" did an episode on the best guns to deal with the Zombie apocalypse! And it wasn't long ago where the News was reporting that the US Military, apparently with nothing better to do, was actually training to deal with a Zombie apocalypse. I had assumed that "Zombie Apocalypse" was military speak for an American uprising and some sources seemed to confirm that. But there may be another interpretation to consider!

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Aug 11 08:13

Ebola Threat To Illegal Immigrant Calais Camps

Medical experts have predicted that the illegal immigrant camps of Calais will soon be hit by Ebola, according to the Sunday Express. The camps, which are filled with African immigrants desperate to make it over the English Channel, are already rife with diseases like scabies.

Now they could become the frontline in Britain’s fight against Ebola as immigrants from countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone arrive daily. The camps are particularly dangerous because people live in such close proximity, ideal for the spread of Ebola.

Aug 11 08:02

New Wave of GMO Crops Poised for Approval Despite Public Outcry

Despite its own admission that it will cause an up to seven-fold increase in chemical pesticide use, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is poised to approve a new type of genetically engineered seed built to resist one of the most toxic weedkillers on the market. - See more at: http://www.blacklistednews.com

Aug 11 07:54

Nigeria Announces 10 Ebola Cases As Outbreak Spreads

Nigeria has confirmed a new case of Ebola in its financial capital, Lagos. Senegal and Rwanda have each announced their first suspected cases, as nations take measures to halt the spread of the deadly virus.

Aug 10 19:44

Did You Know These 10 Chemical Additives Are Commonly Found in Meat?

Waking Times

The factory farmed meat industry tells us that beef is a nutritional powerhouse with essential nutrients we need for energy. They tell us that meat is one of the best sources of iron and packed with vitamins. According to the authorities on meat, it’s also calorie-wise and part of a heart healthy diet to manage cholesterol. Despite all these outlandish claims by the industry, they never tell us what actually goes into meat. What preservatives are permitted after slaughter? What chemicals are used to inhibit growth of bacteria or enhance color? How is shelf-life prolonged? These are all details the meat industry does not elaborate on or explain at any length. Here are the facts they don’t want you to know.

Aug 10 19:41

Another Reason Why Wheat and GMOs Can Destroy Your Health

Waking Times

A new study indicates that wheat contributes to the growth of pathogenic bacteria in our gut, adding to growing concern that GMO foods are doing the same.

Aug 10 19:14

Fracking campaigners criticise 'censored' report on house prices

The government has been criticised for censoring a report into the impact of shale gas drilling that examines the effect on house prices and pressure on local services.

Campaigners are calling for full publication of the study carried out by Whitehall officials, as the government continues to resist the idea of offering compensation to individual householders near proposed fracking sites.

The report, called Shale Gas: Rural Economy Impacts, was written in March and a draft was released under environmental information laws with large portions of the text removed. In particular, the section looking at the effect of drilling on house prices has three missing chunks.

Aug 10 19:08

California sinking ONE FOOT each year from groundwater depletion

The drought-stricken state of California is sinking into itself at an alarming rate, suggests a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The continued over-pumping of groundwater in many parts of the state -- the direct result of a historic three-year dry spell -- is creating empty pockets of earth that are causing the ground to literally drop, in some places by as much as one foot per year.

The Coachella Valley in Southern California, explains the report, saw surface declines of between 9 inches and 2 feet between 1995 and 2010. Increasing water demand combined with minimal rainfall and recharge throughout the area have created conditions in which underground aquifers are running completely dry, leading to infrastructure damage that's affecting roads, businesses and residences.

Aug 10 17:11

Astronomers Discover 2.6 Million-Light-Year Long Cosmic Hydrogen Gas Bridge Connecting Two Galaxies

'This was totally unexpected. We frequently see gas streams in galaxy clusters, where there are lots of galaxies close together, but to find something this long and not in a cluster is unprecedented,' said Dr Rhys Taylor, a researcher at the Czech Academy of Sciences and lead author of the paper, according to a news release.

The researchers said length of the bridge as well as the amount of gas present was quite surprising.

'We normally find gas inside galaxies, but here half of the gas - 15 billion times the mass of the Sun - is in the bridge,' said Roberto Rodriguez, from the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao. That's far more than in the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies combined!'

It is unclear how the gas stream was formed.

Aug 10 16:27

Exxon begins drilling in Russia’s pristine arctic waters

DESPITE U.S. SANCTIONS, DRILLING MARKS BUSINESS-AS-USUAL FOR INTERNATIONAL OIL GIANT

Aug 10 10:42

G. Edward Griffin – A World Without Cancer – The Story Of Vitamin B17

More people are making a living from cancer than dying from cancer!

I just started eating my raw apricot kernels...

Aug 10 10:28

Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property

AN OREGON LANDOWNER HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A 30-DAY PRISON SENTENCE FOR WHAT HE SAYS WAS A SIMPLE ACT OF COLLECTING RAINWATER ON HIS OWN PROPERTY

Aug 10 08:37

Washington’s Diabolical Agenda in Iraq: US Pledges “Humanitarian Airstrikes” against US Sponsored IS Terrorists

The US has pledged assistance for victims of and even possible “airstrikes” against terrorists who have surrounded and threaten to eradicate thousands of religious minorities in Iraq. However, the terrorists themselves are a product of US foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa, and instrumental in achieving Western objectives across the region. Punitive strikes and aid to the victims of what is essentially a Western mercenary army is part of maintaining plausible deniability.

Aug 10 08:29

Antibacterial Compounds in Everyday Products Create Public Health Risks: Study

As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mulls over whether to rein in the use of common antibacterial compounds that are causing growing concern among environmental health experts, scientists are reporting today that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to these substances... The compounds are used in more than 2,000 everyday products marketed as antimicrobial, including toothpastes, soaps, detergents, carpets, paints, school supplies and toys, the researchers say...

Aug 10 08:18

Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of soybeans genetically modified to resist the company’s pesticide Roundup.

A district judge in the state of Yucatán last month overturned a permit issued to Monsanto by Mexico’s agriculture ministry, Sagarpa, and environmental protection agency, Semarnat, in June 2012 that allowed commercial planting of Roundup-ready soybeans.

The permit authorised Monsanto to plant its seeds in seven states, over more than 253,000 hectares (625,000 acres), despite protests from thousands of Mayan farmers and beekeepers, Greenpeace, the Mexican National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas and the National Institute of Ecology.

Aug 10 08:15

Some 30K Unaccompanied Minors to Attend Public US Schools This Year

The feds have released more than 30,000 unaccompanied minors, all of whom entered the U.S. illegally, in various states around the nation. Assuming that most of these children will not be immediately deported, U.S. public schools be will forced to accommodate them.

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... along with the infectious tuberculosis, HIV, H1N1, Bubonic Plague, and possibly Ebola that have brought into the nation with them.

Aug 10 08:06

Ebola: Persons in Contact with Sawyer May be Hiding

There are indications that some persons who might have had contact with the late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the virus may be avoiding calls to turn in themselves for checks and further screening of their status of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

THISDAY investigation revealed that most of the persons who flew the Asky Airlines from Lome to Lagos had been reluctant to come up for test and contact tracing, a situation that has compounded the work of the Federal Ministry of Health and officials of Lagos State government.
This is as the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland, alerted that the virus was spreading as Nigeria now has between 9 to 13 cases.

Confirming the figures, Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, informed THISDAY that “we have 9 confirmed cases out of which 7 are alive and receiving treatment and 2 are dead including the index case.”

Aug 10 01:18

Boston experts flagged African Ebola outbreak in advance, system now showing potentials in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

HEALTHMAP ADVANCED SOCIAL WARNING SYSTEM DETECTS EBOLA OUTBREAK MIGHT ALREADY BE IN AMERICA

Aug 09 19:26

Quarantine Station map and Immigrant map must see to believe!

Aug 09 16:42

The political dimensions of the current conflict in Iraq

Thus, it is clear that on one side there is the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, other Arabian monarchies and Turkey pressing for the removal of al-Maliki and the creation of a coalition government that would be loyal to the West and the Gulf Coast States; on the other side there is Russia, China, Iran, Syria (although the second is not particularly active) who understood the inherent dangers in the spread of Islamic radicalism and terrorism in the Middle East.

In recent days, the offensive thrust of ISIS has lost momentum. The tactic of “Blitzkrieg” used by the Islamists with the possible fall of Baghdad didn’t succeed. But almost every day they manage to capture at least something, but at the same time, in some places they have been in retreat. In general, the militants halted their assault on Baghdad, focusing instead on oil and gas infrastructure.

Aug 09 16:35

North Carolina man arrested after beating police in doughnut-eating contest

He broke into two grocery stores. The charges should read breaking and eating!

Bradley Hardison is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.

CAMDEN COUNTY , N.C., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest got his just desserts the next day after they realized that he was a wanted man.

Aug 09 16:20

Freezing blueberries increases availability of antioxidants – here are 8 ways this superfood benefits health

Just when you thought that the health benefits of blueberries couldn’t be any more plentiful, new research has found that freezing the superfood actually increases the berry’s nutritional content.

Aug 09 15:21

UPDATE: How does Campbell’s Soup not know what’s in its own products?

It’s really been a whirlwind of activity over here while we continue to get to the bottom of what’s really in a bottle of V8

Aug 09 14:36

Bad to worse: Texas seeks to unleash dangerous banned pesticides to kill GMO super weeds infesting cotton

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently requesting comments regarding a petition filed by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which is seeking permission to use the very hazardous herbicide propazine to kill herbicide-resistant weeds that have become an infestation for cotton grown in the state.

The state department of agriculture has declared the infestation an emergency and as such is requesting to use hundreds of thousands of pounds of the toxic chemical on up to three million acres of farmland being used to grow cotton crops.

"This request clearly demonstrates that herbicide-resistant crops - by generating an epidemic of resistant weeds - lead directly to increased use of hazardous chemicals," said Bill Freese, Science Policy Analyst at Center for Food Safety. "EPA should reject this request."

Aug 09 14:35

One more good reason to avoid processed dairy: it shockingly contains hidden MSG

The risks of flavor enhancing food additive MSG (monosodium glutamate) are well known to many NaturalNews readers. MSG should be avoided, considering the fact that it is a dangerous excitotoxin that kills brain cells in the hypothalamus, promotes obesity and liver disease, and is linked to seizures, migraines, ADD/ADHD and heart palpitations. Unfortunately, MSG is hidden in many foods and products, which makes it difficult to avoid even for informed buyers. MSG is difficult to locate on ingredient labels because it goes by names other than "monosodium glutamate." Worse still, it is shockingly hidden in foods you would never expect, such as dairy products.

Aug 09 14:26

The Magic Green Hat

The other day I needed to go to the emergency room.
Not wanting to sit there for 4 hours, I put on my MAGIC GREEN HAT.
When I went into the E.R., I noticed that 3/4 of the people got up and left.

I guess they decided that they weren't that sick after all.
Cut at least 3 hours off my waiting time.

Here's the hat.......

Aug 09 12:59

Top medical expert calls Ebola outbreak 'suspicious' Others cite use as bio-weapon

After much speculation about the current Ebola outbreak, one medical expert has gone on record to voice concerns about what is being called the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history,

“I am concerned about the prevalence and pathogenicity of the situation, which is too much even for Ebola. Too many people are dying. I don't rule out that there's something artificial here... What is happening with Ebola there, could there also be something man-made about it?” Gennady Onischenko, Russia's former chief medical officer told RT News on Thursday.

Onischenko's comments are the first from a credible medical expert that openly casts doubt on the current outbreak's natural origin.

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The fact is that in all the Ebola outbreaks across Africa, stretching back for decades, no natural source for the illness has ever been found. None. And with Agenda 21 and National Security Study Memorandum 200 official policies of the UN and US, we cannot rule out the creation of an artificial pathogen as a population reduction system.

Aug 09 12:42

Pushing Ukraine to the Brink

by MIKE WHITNEY
“The unipolar world model has failed. People everywhere have shown their desire to choose their own destiny, preserve their own cultural identity, and oppose the West’s attempts at military, financial, political and ideological domination.”
- Vladimir Putin

Washington’s policy in Ukraine is such a mess, it really makes one wonder about the competence of the people who come up with these wacko ideas. It’s crazy.

Europe and Russia are a perfect fit. Europe needs gas to heat its homes and run its machinery. Russia has gas to sell and needs the money to strengthen its economy. It’s a win-win situation. What Europe and Russia don’t need is the United States. In fact, the US is the problem. As long as US meddling persists, there’s going to be social unrest, division, and war. It’s that simple.

Aug 09 11:30

Israel Has Morally Compromised its Supporters

Israel and the West are complicit in mass murder in Gaza. Should they suffer the same fate as Gazans,they won't have any moral recourse.

by Henry Makow PhD.

As friction with Russia threatens to escalate, this isn't a good time for Zionists to embrace the principle of collective punishment and to relinquish their moral authority.

Yet this is exactly what has happened to those who have endorsed Israel's abominable and disproportionate assault on Gaza which has killed 1900 people, 70% of whom were civilians, including 415 children.

Why have Israel's actions been so egregious, given the lack of genuine provocation?

More than 10,000 Gazans have been injured. 373,000 children require psychological support. 500,000 Palestinians have been displaced with 187,000 still living in U.N. emergency shelters. An estimated 10,000 homes have been completely destroyed, and 30,000 homes partially destroyed.

Aug 09 10:53

AMERICA AT THE END OF ITS TETHER

As the Empire of Evil collapses, the Mad Emperor and his psychopathic minions seem determined to set the world on fire.

“At the center of chaos, the wild-eyed President Obama strikes blindly, oblivious of the consequences. He is on the verge of a mental breakdown, suffering from political paranoia, war hysteria and megalomania. He’s gone amok . . .”

Chaos reigns and spreads as enraged leaders in the US, Europe and their clients and allies pursue genocidal wars. Witness mercenary wars in Syria. Witness Israel’s terror bombing of Gaza. Witness the proxy wars in the Ukraine, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia.

Aug 09 10:43

Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17

Well the Malaysians have spoken out! Ukraine shot down their airliner and murdered
hundreds of people in an attempt to start WW3!

By Alex Lantier
9 August 2014

A Thursday article in the New Straits Times, Malaysia’s flagship English-language newspaper, charged the US- and European-backed Ukrainian regime in Kiev with shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 in east Ukraine last month. Given the tightly controlled character of the Malaysian media, it appears that the accusation that Kiev shot down MH17 has the imprimatur of the Malaysian state.

Aug 09 10:03

National Security Study 200

SUBJECT: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests

The President has directed a study of the impact of world population growth on U.S. security and overseas interests. The study should look forward at least until the year 2000, and use several alternative reasonable projections of population growth.

In terms of each projection, the study should assess:

- the corresponding pace of development, especially in poorer-countries;
- the demand for US exports, especially of food, and the trade-problems the US may face arising from competition for resources; and
- the likelihood that population growth or imbalances will produce disruptive foreign policies and international instability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As Ebola races across Africa, it appears that the United States Government's attitude towards the crisis is rather lackadaisical at this point. Certainly it is being treated as a lower priority than sheltering the illegal immigrants flooding across the Mexican border (who given enough time, will bring Ebola with them), providing weapons and money to Israel, and trying to provoke a potentially nuclear war with Russia.

The US Government's inaction could be attributed to the fact that the politicians can;t really do anything about it, cannot get votes out of it, and so, like with Fukushima and the Gulf Oil Disaster, their plan is to ignore Ebola and pretend it just is not important.

But there may be another agenda at work; one that dates back to the Nixon Administration. In 1974, Henry Kissenger prepared a study for the President which suggested US Government policy should work for depopulation of the third world, in particular the resource-rich regions, to make those resources available to the US and to prevent the rise of a sufficiently large population able to resist US incursions.

Nixon adopted this policy, but his successor, Gerald Ford, alarmed by scandals involving covert sterilization under the guise of global vaccination programs, ended the policy. Whether it has been revived in secret is not known.

But there is no question that an Ebola epidemic, raging through the very nations the US AFRICOM is seeking ton control, plays right into that agenda of depopulation to reduce nations' ability to resist US control, and that may be the reason the US Government has done little more about the emerging Ebola crisis than flap their gums for the corporate media cameras!

Aug 09 09:56

Alfred Webre: Expose massive Ebola/Martial Law false flag and prevent mega depopulation

"Some dots for you to connect:
"*George Soros’s foundation funds the Kenema bioweapons lab at the focus of the Ebola outbreak, and which is about to be closed, apparently amid an investigation.
"* WHO media coordinator Glenn Thomas was highly likely involved in fielding media and other inquries about how WHO view and what it planned to do about the controversial Kenema lab.
"Was Glenn Thomas aware of hard evidence showing that the lab was faking positive diagnoses for Ebola — Tulane University? — in order to justify forcing people to undergo treatment which would give them Ebola? Did he refuse to go along with the cover up?"
" *The mainstream media is silent about the Kenema bioweapons lab closure as well as about the order to Tulane University to stop Ebola testing. So, what other channels are there left for this information to enter the public domain or be spread through social media networks if WHO does not release the information or take action?

Aug 09 09:34

It is becoming clear — We are not prepared for an Ebola pandemic

THE UNITED STATES IS WOEFULLY UNPREPARED FOR AN EBOLA OUTBREAK

Aug 09 09:23

Canada quarantines patient with Ebola-like symptoms

A Canadian hospital put a patient in isolation Friday after he arrived in the country from Nigeria with symptoms of fever and flu - possible signs he is infected with Ebola - local media said.

Aug 09 09:11

Organized Community Defense Is America’s Last Hope

Not long ago, I felt compelled to address the idea of self defense as a moral imperative in an article titled “Violence In The Face Of Tyranny Is Often Necessary.” My intention was to perhaps undo some of the propaganda conditioning that Americans have suffered over the decades that has taught them that “all” forms of violent action are “immoral”, including the defense of one’s person, one’s property, and one’s freedom.

The recent uprising at Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nev., confirmed my predictions that many Americans are tired of playing by rules chartered by the establishment and are ready to take measures outside of the boundaries set by the system. The reality is that change will never come without consequence and cost, and when faced with an entrenched tyranny, if the citizenry cannot present the threat of physical consequence to their oppressors, the oppressors have no motivation to relinquish power.

Aug 09 09:03

ZMapp Ebola vaccine licensed to Leaf Biopharmaceutical in revenue sharing deal

ZMAPP SOON TO BE APPROVED FOR COMMERCIAL HUMAN USE

Aug 09 08:08

GMO Golden Rice: The Scourge of Asia

Ulson Gunnar
Activist Post

Asia’s dependency on rice cultivation for both subsidence and income is intuitively understood. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates the agricultural population of lowland rice cultivation in Asia to be over 470 million - larger than the entire population of the United States. Improvements in rice cultivation would stand to lift hundreds of millions from debt and poverty. Conversely, the disruption of rice cultivation would threaten to mire hundreds of millions in deeper debt, inescapable destitution, and all of the negative socioeconomic implications that follow...

Aug 09 08:05

What Happens When a Hurricane Meets a Volcano?

Volcanoes 1! Hurricane zip!

In Hawaii, hurricanes hardly happen. That means when Hurricane Iselle crosses the Big Island tonight, scientists will have a rare chance to see how the monster storm interacts with another extreme force of nature: an active volcano.

Even now, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is erupting from two vents, oozing lava and sending up white plumes of volcanic gases.

Aug 09 07:52

WHO Declares Ebola a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern"

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented. The death toll is rapidly approaching 1,000 reported cases, with no end to the epidemic in sight.

Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak an international public health emergency after a committee meeting.

Aug 09 06:39

Where did the summer go? Torrential rain and gale force winds cause flash flooding and power cuts.... and the worst is still to come with Hurricane Bertha to hit tomorrow morning

More than a month's rain fell over Britain last night as the country braces itself for the arrival of Hurricane Bertha.

The tropical storm, which has been tearing through the Caribbean, is expected to strike the southern coast of the UK tomorrow, before heading north.

Torrential rain and gale force winds are likely to hit swathes of England and Wales - with severe weather warnings in place across most of the country.

And the bad weather has taken its toll already - with flash flooding last night sparking widespread power cuts and home evacuations in eastern England

Aug 09 05:24

'Did the HPV vaccine kill my daughter': Mother demands answers after healthy and active daughter, 12, collapses and dies after getting vaccine

The mother of a 12-year-old girl from Wisconsin, who collapsed and died hours after having the HPV vaccination, is questioning whether the jab may have been to blame.

Rebecca Prohaska is so desperate for answers as to why her fit and healthy daughter, Meredith, died that she agreed for medical examiners to take the girl's brain away for testing.

Meredith, who loved to play basketball, was given the routine vaccine offered to all children of her age just hours before she died.

When she returned home from the doctor's appointment, the 12-year-old complained of feeling sleepy, and napped for much of the day.

But when Mrs Prohaska returned home from picking up dinner at about 4pm, she found her daughter face down on the living room floor.

Aug 08 19:37

‘Outrage’ follows USDA’s advancement of new genetically engineered crops

‘WE NEED TO GET OFF THE PESTICIDE TREADMILL,’ SAID GEORGE NAYLOR, FARMER AND CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY BOARD MEMBER

Aug 08 18:15

State Department official claims “Ebola attack” in Africa *Video*

An analysis of remarks delivered by U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf suggests that the Ebola epidemic currently sweeping the world may not necessarily be a naturally occurring event.

Aug 08 17:52

CDC bombshell: Ebola spread to USA ‘inevitable’

America is nowhere near prepared for an Ebola outbreak

Aug 08 17:37

WHO: ‘Coordinated international response deemed essential; confirmed cases to be immediately isolated’

FORCED QUARANTINES COMING: CAMPS AND QUARANTINE CENTERS TO BE READIED WORLDWIDE AMIDST WORST EBOLA OUTBREAK EVER

Aug 08 17:03

Harvard & MIT create first self-assembling robots – the first real Transformers

Harvard and MIT engineers, showing a reckless disregard for the robocalypse, have created origami robots that can self-assemble themselves — from a flat piece of paper and polystyrene – and walk away in just four minutes. “Getting a robot to assemble itself autonomously and actually perform a function has been a milestone we’ve been chasing for many years,” says Harvard’s Robert Wood, barely stifling a maniacal cackle.

Aug 08 14:56

What do wars in Ukraine, Gaza, Syria and Libya have in common ?

For Mexican geopolitical expert, Alfredo Jalife-Rahme, the simultaneity of the events illuminates their meaning: soon after announcing the creation of an alternative to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, that is to say the dollar, Russia is having to face at the same time the accusation of having downed the Malaysia Airlines jet, the Israeli attack on Gaza backed by US and UK military intelligence, the chaos in Libya and the Islamic State offensive in the Levant. In addition, in each of these war theaters, the fighting revolves around the control of hydrocarbons, which until now were traded exclusively in dollars.

Aug 08 13:08

Rosetta spacecraft becomes first manmade probe to orbit a comet

On August 6, the Rosetta spacecraft entered into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It is the first manmade probe to complete such a maneuver, enabling the study of the comet at close range for months as it approaches the Sun.

Comets are rare among the celestial objects visible to ancient man because they brazenly disturb the apparently unchanging order of the night sky, appearing and disappearing in a way that seemed to defy understanding.

Aug 08 12:58

Judge Throws Out Colorado City's Fracking Ban

Voters in Fort Collins, Colorado last year sent a clear message: no fracking in our city.

But their vote putting a five-year ban on fracking was upturned on Thursday when a Colorado judge overturned the ban, ruling that it “impedes a state interest and prohibits what the state law allows.”

The Coloradoan reports that "the court declared that the five-year halt

Aug 08 11:55

Weird Science: Tick Bites Can Cause Red Meat Allergy

A bite from the bloodsucking arachnid shown above can turn a person into an unwitting vegetarian, and cases are on the rise.

Ticks, everyone's favorite hematophagous ectoparasites (bloodsucking external parasites), have long been known to inflict all sorts of scourge upon humans. They carry around all kinds of pathogens in the form of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. In fact, a single tick can carry more than one disease-causing agent, which can make diagnosis and treatment tricky after a bite.

Aug 08 09:34

Storm Iselle shifts south.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like hitting the heat and updrafts from the Big Island's volcanic region has indeed diverted the storm's path. The fact that this was not predicted even in last night's storm track supports the theory that the computer models do not take geothermal heat sources into account.

Aug 08 09:26

'Outrage' Follows USDA's Advancement of New Genetically Engineered Crops

Environmental groups warn that advancing Dow's new genetically engineered crops means a continuation of a toxic chemical treadmill that threatens human health. (Photo: Holley St. Germain)

Watchdog groups are denouncing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommendation on Wednesday to approve new varieties of genetically engineered corn and soybeans as a path towards more toxic pesticides that threaten the environment and public health.

"We are outraged," stated Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, PhD, senior scientist with Pesticide Action Network, adding that the "USDA has turned its back on America’s farmers and rural communities."

The new crops are Dow AgroScience’s 2,4-D- and glyphosate-tolerant corn and soybeans. They are made to be used with Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide, which contains 2,4-D and glyphosate and is also under review by the USDA.

Aug 08 08:30

Tropical Pacific - Visible Loop

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a flash-based animation of storm Iselle and Hurricane Julio approaching Hawaii and I think it illustrates something I mentioned in the top announcement. Note that as Iselle moves over the southern edge of the Big Island how it suddenly stops and intensifies. If you recall that the volcano system there has been in steady constant eruption for roughly 20 years you will understand that the south shore of the Big Island is quite hot and this extra heat energy creates huge updrafts which appear to be feeding the storm system while at the same time stalling and deflecting it. At this point it appears to me that this land-based source of heat and updraft is not included in the computer simulations used to predict where and when these storms are going.

Aug 08 08:17

U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads

The United States on Thursday ordered families of its diplomats in Liberia to leave and warned against non-essential travel to the West African country because of the growing Ebola outbreak.

Aug 08 07:06

Scientists and business leaders urge US government to reject toxic herbicide mix of glyphosate and Agent Orange ingredient

A group of scientists and medical experts is calling on the Obama Administration to reject an application by Dow AgroSciences seeking approval for a new herbicide known as Enlist Duo, which contains the glyphosate component of Roundup and the 2,4-D component of the Vietnam War weapon Agent Orange in a single solution.

The herbicide blend is being proposed by the Dow Chemical Co. subsidiary as a solution to pest and weed resistance, which has emerged as a result of pesticide overuse. The popular Monsanto herbicide Roundup, as we've previously reported, is no longer as effective as it once was, which is why Dow is pushing for a stronger solution in Enlist Duo.

"Enlist Duo would be used on millions of acres of farm fields in combination with a new type of herbicide-resistant, genetically engineered crops," explains an announcement by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which is fighting the herbicide's approval.

Aug 08 06:17

Interval Walking Training Better for Controlling Blood Sugar

Research explores why interval walking training is better than continuous walking training: For glucose metabolism in people with diabetes...

Aug 08 06:05

7 ways GMOs are destroying humanity and the planet

1) GMOs lead to superbugs and superweeds

Aug 07 22:47

Hawaii: Most bottled water cleared off store shelves ahead of hurricanes, increasing in force

TAKE NOTE HOW FAST SUPPLIES DISAPPEAR OFF STORE SHELVES

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