Sep 26 06:48

Study Finds that Meth Crime Spikes in Counties Where Alcohol Sales are Banned

According to a recent study, counties that ban the sale of alcohol have a higher rate of meth crime than counties where booze is legal. Researchers at the University of Louisville determined that if all dry counties in the state permitted the sale of alcohol, the total number of meth lab seizures in Kentucky would decline by about 25%. In a paper titled “Breaking Bad: Are Meth Labs Justified in Dry Counties?” researchers at the University of Louisville found that over a fourth of the 120 counties in Kentucky are dry, which means that the sale of alcohol is banned in all forms. The researchers also discovered that the alcohol control laws describe potentially severe penalties for violating local alcohol prohibition. Although the first criminal offense is a class B misdemeanor, the third offense is a felony with up to $10,000 in fines and 10 years in prison.

Sep 26 06:39

If a Mainstream Reporter Told the Truth the Pillars of Reality Would Crumble

You can doubt what the President is saying. You can doubt the Congress, the FBI, the CIA, and the IRS. You can doubt all the mega-corporations. You can doubt Mickey Mouse and the Pope. But when you doubt viruses, you’re committing heresy, because medical science is a super-religion. Its basic tenets are “self-evident.” They must be. They have to be. -- Especially when they aren’t.

Sep 26 06:06

Russian scientists create cockroach spy robot

A team of scientists at the Kaliningrad-based Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University has unveiled [Russian] the smallest cockroach robot ever which will be tasked with hunting out victims trapped under debris. The engineers were asked to develop a bot that looked like a cockroach, mimicked the insect’s movement and was the same size. Project lead Aleksey Belousov explained that the most difficult part was finding a balance between these three requirements.

Sep 25 20:55

We Lost Our Daughter to a Mass Shooter and Now Owe $203,000 to His Ammo Dealer

We have been getting a lot of questions about our lawsuit against Lucky Gunner, the online company that sold ammunition to the man who murdered our daughter Jessica along with 11 others in an Aurora, Colorado, theater. Especially after the Rachel Maddow Show covered us twice, people ask us about the judge's order that we pay Lucky Gunner's attorneys' fees, since our lawsuit was unsuccessful.

Sep 25 18:23

Nuclear TSUNAMI: ISIS wants to wipe hundreds of millions from face of the earth

In other News.....

ISLAMIC State is a ‘nuclear tsunami’ that wants to wipe hundreds of millions from the face of the earth in the biggest religious holocaust the world has ever seen.

The claim comes from a veteran German journalist who is the only reporter to have been allowed to operate as an ‘embed’ with ISIS and escape alive.

Jürgen Todenhöfer, 75, a former MP with Angela Merkel's CDU party, became a reporter in 2000 and has specialized in war reporting.

Sep 25 18:19

Soldier who attacked Afghan police commander for keeping child sex slave is SACKED

Makes you wonder what kind of people are running the Army.

Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, from Massachusetts, has been ordered to leave the US army by November 1 and has now been refused leave to appeal.

It comes after the 33-year-old and another soldier shoved a local commander, whom he had trained, accused of raping a 12-year-old Afghan boy. He walked away with bruising.

The Afghan commander was also said to have attacked the boy’s mother when she said she was going to report the attack in war-torn Kunduz Province, where the soldiers were deployed in 2011.

Sep 25 18:09

Thumpathumpthump, Here Come Trump: Pols Have Knickers in Knot

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Fred Reed

What is it that puzzles New York about Trump’s enormous appeal? . He does what so many of us desperately want. He takes no guff from the loathsome talking heads who have never baited a hook or worried about a mortgage payment or been bankrupted by the confluence of Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. He doesn’t whimper and wriggle and apologize like a puppy who has wet the rug after saying something that upsets the priss spigots. He says, perhaps in different words, what so many want to say. “Stick it where the sun don’t shine.”

It’s wonderful. The Beltway bastards just don’t know what to do about it.

Sep 25 17:57

Pope Francis To Meet Man Jailed For Marijuana During US Prison Visit

While Pope Francis has been progressive on many issues, from caring for the poor to protecting our environment, he hasn’t exactly extended his progressiveness to cannabis law reform. In fact, Pope Francis spoke out against legalizing marijuana and ending the Drug War as the Washington Times reported back in June of 2014:

Francis said during a drug enforcement conference in Rome that even the most limited of tries to give legal status to the drug is “not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint,” but such would “fail to produce the desired results,” AP reported.

Sep 25 14:53

U.S. drug company sues Canada for trying to lower cost of $700K-a-year drug

A U.S. drug company is taking the Canadian government to court for its attempt to lower the price of what has been called the world's most expensive drug. Alexion Pharmaceuticals has filed a motion in Federal Court, arguing that Canada's drug price watchdog has no authority to force the company to lower its price for Soliris.

Sep 25 13:29

Scientists Find Antidepressants Reduce Cancers Of The Brain

Webmaster addition: BULL BISCUITS!

Sep 25 13:16

Court in France Confirms Farmer Was Poisoned by Monsanto Herbicide

An important precedence has been set by a recent ruling in French Court. Even after an appeals court heard a case which attested that a farmer was poisoned by accidentally inhaling the fumes of an herbicide, they still sided in favor of the farmer. Considering that the herbicide, though not its best seller, was made by Monsanto – this news is even more important.

Sep 25 11:32

Tropical Storm Niala

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not expected to hit us.

Sep 25 11:27

California Vaccine Refusers to Get “Court Order” or “CPS Visit” Under SB277

California Senate Bill 277 (SB277) is setting a dangerous precedent by removing medical consent from California school children in 2016. In addition, the bill appears to be in violation of the Nuremberg Codes for informed medical consent.

Sep 25 10:30

“Doomsday” Arctic Seed Vault Tapped for First Time in History as Syrian Civil War Threatens Biodiversity

With Russian boots officially on the ground at Latakia and with rumors circulating that the PLA may arrive within weeks, Syria has officially replaced eastern Ukraine as the most likely theatre for the start of World War 3.

While we certainly hope that cooler heads will prevail, the determination on the part of Washington, Riyadh, and Doha to oust the Assad regime simply isn’t compatible with Tehran and Moscow’s efforts to preserve the existing global balance of power which means that something will ultimately have to give and if it becomes clear that Iran is set to benefit in any way from whatever the outcome ends up being, expect Benjamin Netanyahu to make another trip to The Kremlin, only next time, he won’t be so cordial.

Sep 25 09:56

Pope Francis condemns use of Marijuana despite fact that God gave us “every seed-bearing plant […] upon the face of the Earth” to use, as stated in the Bible

Last Friday Pope Francis condemned the legalization of the all natural, medicinal, plant, herb, known as a marijuana, which is currently is classified as a Scheduled I Controlled Substance by the U.S. Federal Government.

Webmaster addition: Haven't you ever wondered why Jesus had so much trouble waking up the boys on the Mount of Olives even as the Roman soldiers were coming for them? :)

Sep 25 09:20

Top 4 fallacies of the hijacked environmental movement

The hijacked environmental movement is a symptom of the current general, collective state of humanity: good hearted but ignorant. Kind hearted but hoodwinked.

Sep 25 08:52

Five times that big pharmaceutical companies have screwed over sick people more than Martin Shkreli

The hedge fund manager has been accused of being completely amoral, but he's still nothing compared to big pharma

Sep 25 08:49

World's First Health Monitoring Car Seat Tracks Driver's Wellness

By Kevin Samson

The heavy global investment in neuroscience is beginning to trickle down into the consumer market with an array of inexpensive devices that promise the ability to track brainwaves for a variety of applications.

Enter the "Neuro Car" with an ability to monitor a driver's vital signs through biometrics...

Sep 25 08:04

This Icelandic volcano is three times as toxic as all of Europe’s industry

A massive eruption from a volcano called Bárðarbunga in Iceleand was found to release as much as three times the amount of toxic gas that is currently emitted by all of the industry in the entire continent of Europe, based on a new study.

The volcano released at least 120,000 tons of sulphur dioxide gas per day, which is the leading cause behind acid rain and can also lead to serious respiratory issues. The eruption, which happened last year, is the biggest on record in the last 200 years. A river of lava flowed throughout the northern section of Iceland for a duration of nearly six months.

Sep 25 08:02

New Horizons: Pluto displays rippling terrain

A great swathe of Pluto that features a strange rippling terrain is perhaps the highlight of the latest image release from the New Horizons mission.

The Nasa probe, which flew by the dwarf planet in July, continues to downlink its data, and as it comes in, the scientists get to work on it.

The ripples stretch for many hundreds of km.

"It looks more like tree bark or dragon scales than geology," observed mission team member Bill McKinnon.

Sep 25 06:55

Leave It To Fox News To Defend ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli

While the rest of the world hates on Martin Shkreli, the “pharma bro” who jacked up the price of an AIDS drug from $13.50 to $750 a tablet, to Fox host Eric Bolling, Shkreli is just a savvy businessman.

Sep 24 21:32

NSA head: Clinton server a 'priority' target for foreign agencies

Gee! Looks like Mike was right again!

The head of the National Security Agency told a Senate Committee on Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s former email setup would be an “opportunity” for the U.S. if it had been used by a top foreign diplomat.

“From a foreign intelligence perspective, that would represent opportunity,” Adm. Michael Rogers testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The server would be a “top priority for foreign intelligence services,” Rogers agreed in response to a question from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

The comments are only likely to deepen the political trouble for Clinton, the former secretary of State whose “home-brew” email setup has threatened to engulf her campaign for the White House.

Sep 24 20:20

BMW and Mercedes hit as fraud scandal spreads

BMW was sucked into the widening Volkswagen fraud scandal yesterday after a report stated that emissions from one of the carmaker’s models were far higher than the European Union limit.

Shares in BMW fell by nearly 10 per cent at one point after it was claimed that emissions from the X3 were 11 times the legal threshold under the same tests that first raised concerns about VW.

The disclosure came on a day of crisis in the car industry as the German government admitted that software used by VW to cheat in American laboratory tests was also used in Europe.

Sep 24 17:53

Another "Low Calorie Sugar" Coming On the Market

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Over the years we have seen all types of sugar substitutes and synthetics produced, and used, in the hopes of dealing with consumers’ sugar cravings while supposedly not increasing weight gain. However, there’s a “new kid” coming to the sugar neighborhood; it’s “allulose,” which will be marketed under the trade name DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose. Another name for it is D-Psicose. The prime market is not “direct-to-consumers” but to food processors who will use it as an ingredient in all sorts of processed foods...

Sep 24 15:28

Nigerian Troops Free Hundreds of Women, Children, Arrest Boko Haram Leader

These terrorists are going down all over the planet.

The operation launched Tuesday by the Nigerian military, RIA Novosti reported.

In the raids in the country's restive Northeast, Nigerian troops destroyed both camps located near the border with Cameroon. Forty three Takfiri militants were arrested, including local leader Bulama Modu, who was acting as the "emir" of the village of Bulakuri, Nigerian newspaper Punch reported.

Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said that the military rescued 241 women and children, but it is not yet clear how many of them had been kidnapped by the group.

Sep 24 12:58

Obamacare database has ‘basic security flaws’

An Obamacare database storing personal information on millions of Americans including Social Security Numbers was riddled with “basic security flaws,” according to a report from an agency watchdog.

Sep 24 11:47

British patients being denied drugs because of high prices

Cancer patients in the UK are being denied drugs because of unnecessarily exorbitant prices.

Sep 24 11:43

Top 4 fallacies of the hijacked environmental movement

The hijacked environmental movement is a symptom of the current general, collective state of humanity: good hearted but ignorant. Kind hearted but hoodwinked.

Sep 24 11:41

Kellogg’s Kashi Brand to Pay $4 Million over “All Natural” False Advertising Lawsuit

Kashi will pay $4 million in a false advertising lawsuit put forth in Florida. The lawsuit claimed that Kellogg’s, the parent company for Kashi, advertised an “all natural” (GM-free) product that was, in reality, full of genetically modified ingredients.

Sep 24 11:32

Food riots? USDA sends states order to hold off process that distributes food stamps to 46 million people

The title comes from a key quote from an Associated Press story via a US News and World Report article announcing that a government shutdown would “suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who receive the food aid.”

Sep 24 11:16

Malaria deaths skyrocket in South Sudan as people continue to flee fighting

Malaria is killing three children each day in an overcrowded camp sheltering civilians in South Sudan, a medical charity said, as people continue to flee fighting despite an August peace deal that has yet to be felt on the ground.

Malaria is "skyrocketing", with 4,000 patients receiving treatment each week - about 4 percent of the population of Bentiu camp, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement.

Malaria cases in the camp, which is in the capital of northern Unity State, were 43 times higher in August and September than at the start of the year, MSF said.

Sep 24 10:36

Children starve eating ‘moldy’ Michelle O food as school bans home-packed lunches

A parent of a child at Wayne County Head Start says her 4-year-old comes home hungry after the food being served is often stomach-turning and inedible.

“He comes home and he’s constantly hungry,” the boy’s mother, Mattie Genaux, tells WTOC. “Granted, boys are typically always hungry, but he is starving. And his weight, he’s not gaining anything. He is actually not gaining anything at all, and I’m worried.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Sep 24 10:04

RFK Jr. Speaks Out on Vaccine Mandates & Safety at New Jersey State Capital in Trenton

Robert Kennedy, Jr. has been very vocal across the U.S. opposing bills to end exemptions. Below is a transcript from Kennedy's press conference in Trenton, New Jersey. He focused on the corruption, collusion and malfeasance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was a scathing report about the ethics of the agency in charge of vaccine safety.

The second half of his 45 minute talk was a chance for reporters to question Kennedy about his claims. Incredibly, during the question and answer session not a single reporter asked about the scandalous charges Kennedy made about top U.S. health officials. Most of them asked about exemptions and herd immunity. It was like they weren't even in the room.

When members of the press so willingly close their eyes to charges of fraud and the damage done to a generation of children, they become part of the corruption.

Sep 24 08:50


The following story is another example of how our typical response to tragedy as Americans is to overreact and turn to complicated, unnecessary solutions to simple problems. There was recently a tragic death in California of an autistic student who was found dead on a school bus after being left alone when a substitute driver failed to notice him sleeping on one of the seats. In response, the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) has decided to implement an iris scanning program on special needs buses. So why do I think this is worth highlighting?

Sep 24 08:21

Volkswagen Scandal 2015: VW Not The First Automaker To Adopt 'Defeat Devices' And Override Emissions Controls

The scandal unfolding at Volkswagen Group around its pollution control systems may be the largest case of its kind in the U.S., but it’s far from the first. Environmental regulators in recent decades have launched more than a dozen cases against automakers, accusing them of tweaking or outfitting diesel engines to outsmart pollution tests meant to improve air quality. The result is thousands of recalled or upgraded vehicles -- and millions of tons of toxic air particles spewing into the air.

Sep 24 08:11

Vaccines shown to spur growth of deadlier viral strains: study

It is finally being admitted by the scientific community that vaccines do, in fact, shed viruses and, in the process, trigger the formation of more deadly viral strains. A new study recently published in the online, open-access journal PLOS Biology reveals that so-called "leaky" vaccines – that is, vaccines that are "imperfect" (which is all of them) – spread disease to others and may put unvaccinated children at an even greater risk.

Sep 24 08:01

Silicone breast implants in safety alert: Surgeons warned not to use one of the most popular brands over contamination fears

One of Britain’s most popular breast implant brands is at the centre of a safety alert.

Manufacturer Silimed has told surgeons not to use its silicone gel-filled implants until further notice due to contamination fears.

It is thought at least 10,000 British women already have the implants and the medical safety watchdog is urgently investigating whether anyone’s health is at risk.

Sep 24 08:00

5 Year Old New Jersey Girl Died from the MMR Vaccine, Holly’s Law Created

After Holly suffered a severe reaction to the vaccine, leaving her convulsing, brain damaged and on life support, her family was told by the doctors that Holly would remain in a vegetative state and would not recover. Holly’s parents felt helpless and they reluctantly agreed to have their daughter removed from life support....

With support from the governor of New Jersey, Holly’s Law was created. This law can save your child from receiving a potentially lethal second dose of the MMR vaccine, required for some children to attend school, if no vaccine exemption was filed on their behalf.

Sep 24 06:12

Rare 'Supermoon' lunar eclipse on Sunday

In a rare celestial treat, a 'super blood moon' -- which according to legend handed down over the ages has been seen as a sign of a possible apocalypse -- will be visible in the US night time sky on September 27.
The last such event, when a total lunar eclipse coincided with a 'Supermoon' occurred 33 years ago, and it has happened only four times in the last 115 years.

Sep 23 18:59

Explosions rock Albuquerque as part of ATF bomb training

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Molotov cocktails, car bombs and IEDs, they’ve been a common sight in one part of Albuquerque this week. Investigators have been blowing stuff up left and right, and all that destruction, is part of an effort to make you safer.

Sep 23 14:34

SLEAZE: Monsanto shill PR firm Ketchum also ran Bush Administration propaganda for the Honduran regime

A New York-based public relations firm that has been engaged in a number of controversies including conducting covert propaganda for the George W. Bush administration and buying scientists to act as shills for bio-agriculture giants has a new government client: Honduras.

Sep 23 14:23

Pope’s Flights to Cuba, U.S. Emit More CO2 Than 557,000 Lbs of Coal

While demanding “urgent action” against “man-made climate change,” Pope Francis is flying around on a Boeing 777-200 which spews nearly 100 pounds of carbon dioxide per mile.

Sep 23 14:09

Virome Analysis of Transfusion Recipients Reveals a Novel Human Virus That Shares Genomic Features with Hepaciviruses and Pegiviruses

More than 30 million blood components are transfused annually in the United States alone. Surveillance for infectious agents in the blood supply is key to ensuring the safety of this critical resource for medicine and public health. Here, we report the identification of a new and highly diverse HCV/GB virus (GBV)-like virus from human serum samples. This new virus, human hepegivirus 1 (HHpgV-1), was found in serum samples from blood transfusion recipients, indicating its potential for transmission via transfusion products. We also found persistent long-term HHpgV-1 viremia in two hemophilia patients.
HHpgV-1 is unique because it shares genetic similarity with both highly pathogenic HCV and the apparently nonpathogenic HPgV (GBV-C). Our results add to the list of human viruses and provide data to develop reagents to study virus transmission and disease association and for interrupting virus transmission and new human infections...

Sep 23 13:59

Price Gouging In Health Care Is The Rule, Not the Exception

Jean Ross, co-president of National Nurses United, discusses the institutional context behind the recent overnight price hike of Dalarpim.

Sep 23 13:48

16yo teen invents world’s fastest Ebola test, grabs Google science prize

A 16-year old teenager from Connecticut has invented an express test to detect the deadly Ebola virus in just 30 minutes at a cost of $25. Olivia Hallisey’s breakthrough grabbed the top prize at the Google Science Fair.

Sep 23 11:19

The New Shackle of Serfdom: Clinging to Healthcare Insurance

One of the more remarkable characteristics of American life is our passive acceptance of systems that are so obviously completely insane. Yes, I refer to our healthcare system, a.k.a. sickcare because in America sickness is profitable and health is not, and healthcare profiteering that would be the envy of pirates and warlords everywhere is the norm.

Sep 23 10:25

Don't Get Berned Again! Bernie's Bribes.

The Pro-Empire Candidate.

We have heard Sanders’s defense of the Israeli atrocities in the bombing of Gaza, his call for Saudi Arabia to do even more killing and his concern about Putin for – well, being Putin and Russian. Thus Bernie is joining a cheering section that could root us right into nuclear war and oblivion. Here cited by Chris Hedges is a sample from an interview with Bill O’Reilly:

Sep 23 10:18

Vancouver Aquarium’s Radioactive Cover-Up

An Open Letter To The Vancouver Aquarium: Jay Cullen’s Blatant Lack Of Transparency

From: Richard Wilcox
September 23, 2015

I just watched the video now on YouTube featuring presentations by Ken Buessler and Jay Cullen regarding ocean radiation pollution from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

In his introduction Jay Cullen did not reveal that the nuclear industry is one of the funding sources for his research. It is outrageous that the Board Chair for Meopar, the organization that oversees Cullen’s research on this issue, is also the president and CEO of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories...

Sep 23 10:04

GM Mustard in India: A Case of Monumental Fraud and Unremitting Regulatory Delinquency

The approval and planting of large-scale field trials of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is currently taking place. According to environmentalist Aruna Rodrigues, this is completely unconscionable. It is occurring even as the Supreme Court-appointed Technical Expert Committee (TEC) Report awaits adjudication in India’s Supreme Court, which expressly recommends a bar on herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops. As a result, Rodrigues is mounting a legal challenge as the lead petitioner in a Public Interest Litigation.

Sep 23 08:36

Drug CEO Will Lower Price of Daraprim After Hike Sparked Outrage

The pharmaceutical company boss under fire for increasing the price of the drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent said Tuesday he will lower the cost of the life-saving medication.

Martin Shkreli did not say what the new price would be, but expected a determination to be made over the next few weeks.

He told NBC News that the decision to lower the price was a reaction to outrage over the increase in the price of the drug from $13.50 to $750 per pill.

Sep 23 08:15

Born In The USA: How America Created Iran's Nuclear Program

"The Iranian nuclear program has deep roots. In fact, it is four years older than President Obama," says Ali Vaez, the International Crisis Group's senior analyst for Iran. Vaez grew up in Iran, which means the nuclear program is a personal story for him.

"It started in 1957," he says, "and ironically, it is a creation of the United States. The U.S. provided Iran with its first research reactor — a nuclear reactor, a 5-megawatt nuclear reactor that is still functioning and still operational in Tehran."

The U.S. built that nuclear reactor in 1967 on the campus of Tehran University. It also provided Iran with fuel for that reactor — weapons-grade enriched uranium.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US provided nuclear technology to Iran while it was under the control of the US puppet ruler the Shah. The nuclear industry even bragged about the success of Iran's nuclear technology!

But the 1979 Iranian revolution kicked out the US puppet ruler and returned Iran to the Iranian people. And the US does not want nations that refuse US puppet rule to have modern technology.

Sep 23 07:44

IDF shoots 18yo Palestinian woman 10 times, lets her die in street (PHOTOS)

The Israelis are beyond the Pale!

An 18-year-old Palestinian girl was shot by Israeli troops at a Hebron checkpoint for allegedly refusing to show her purse or face and “trying to attack” a soldier. She died of multiple wounds in a hospital after bleeding in the street for 30 minutes.

Sep 23 07:29

POLAR DINOSAURS prowled ARCTIC NIGHT, cast doubt on COLD BLOOD theory

Everybody knows that the dinosaurs were cold-blooded, right? Lizards, cold blood, there you go. But maybe not.

A new species of dino, lately discovered among fossils found in chilly Alaska, has confirmed that the mighty lizardoids of the remote past could actually survive in much colder regions than had been thought - and this casts doubt on the traditional picture of the creatures' metabolisms.

Webmaster addition: The "Lizard" view of dinosaurs has been obsolete for some time. The current theory, developed by Jim Bakker and others, is that dinosaurs are related to birds, which are warm-blooded.

Sep 23 05:45

The Crisis of the Now: Distracted and Diverted from the Ever-Encroaching Police State

distracted and confused?

snip: Surely Americans would be concerned about the Obama administration’s plans to use behavioral science tactics to “nudge” citizens to comply with the government’s public policy and program initiatives? There would be no end to the uproar if Americans understood the ramifications of the government’s plan to train non-medical personnel—teachers, counselors and other lay people—in “mental first aid” in order to train them to screen, identify and report individuals suspected of suffering from mental illness. The problem, of course, arises when these very same mental health screeners misdiagnose opinions or behavior involving lawful First Amendment activities as a mental illness, resulting in involuntary detentions in psychiatric wards for the unfortunate victims.

Sep 23 05:31

Why New Antidepressant Brintellix May Be a Killer

One of the most devastating classes of drugs ever developed is antidepressant SSRIs, selective serotonin receptor inhibitors. Not only can they destroy your own life, but they can also turn you into a murderer. Now, the FDA has approved Brintellix, which may prove to be the worst of them all.

Sep 22 17:56

The CSTO arrives in Iraq and Syria

by Thierry Meyssan

The intervention of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organisation) against terrorism in Iraq and Syria may be the beginning of a world order based on the cooperation and defence of civilian populations, or, on the contrary, a period of East-West confrontation in which the West openly supports terrorism. Contrary to popular belief, this military deployment is aimed less at defending Iraq and the Syrian Arab Republic than the members of the CSTO themselves. It is therefore not negotiable. The debates in the UNO General Assembly and Security Council on the 30th September will reveal the response of Washinton and its allies. In any case, nothing will ever be the same.

Sep 22 15:32

Judge blocks Berkeley’s warning about cell phones and children

A federal judge upheld Berkeley’s authority Monday to require cell phone retailers to tell customers that carrying switched-on phones too close to their bodies might exceed federal radiation-exposure standards, but barred a warning that “this potential risk is greater for children.”

Sep 22 14:58

Drug Price Gouging Enters Spotlight as Candidates Take on Big Pharma

Amid a growing scandal over two pharmaceutical companies' price hikes on two vital medications, voices from the political sphere are promising renewed action to tackle price gouging in the medical marketplace.

On Sunday, Turing Pharmaceuticals increased overnight the price of Daraprim, a malaria medication, from $12.50 to $750 a pill. Around the same time, a separate drug company, Rodelis Therapeutics, sent the cost of tuberculosis drug Cycloserine from $15 to $360 a pill.

Sep 22 14:35

‘UK National Health Service on brink of collapse’

Britain’s former health minister warns the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will crash, unless instant cash is injected into the healthcare system.

Sep 22 13:33

Experts: California drought, fire crisis man-made

Environmental, water and policy experts who spoke with WND were unanimous in blaming the increasingly severe water shortage on man – not nature.

“The drought came to California courtesy of mother nature,” explained Bonner Cohen, senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, adding that California’s climate, generally speaking, is arid or semi-arid.

“Mother nature serves up droughts to California on a very regular basis,” he said.

“Knowing this, one would think the political class in California would prepare for those droughts,” he told WND. “Yet, if you look at what the political class in California has done, the one thing that jumps out at you is that they have done absolutely nothing – zero – to prepare the state for something they knew was going to come sooner or later.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Two major aquifers have been contaminated by fracking. Private water bottling companies are pumping other aquifers dry for pennies. The aqueduct system is in disrepair and leaking millions of gallons of usable water into areas that do not need it. Water mains are also cracked and leaking millio9ns of gallons. The government that takes your money did not take care of your country, preferring to spend the cash on Wall Street, wars, and Israel! Is it any wonder California is starting to look like Gaza?

Sep 22 12:45

Russian cosmonaut takes part in post-flight experiment after 6 months at ISS

"The results of these scientific experiments will be used in training cosmonauts for future space flights," a source at the Cosmonaut Training Centre explained.
Gennady Padalka is undergoing a post-flight rehabilitation at the Cosmonaut Training Centre. He returned to Earth from the ISS on September 12. He had set a record of being in outer space - 878 days - during five space flights. Russian Cosmonaut Sergey Krikalyov, the former world record holder, has 803 ‘space’ days to his credit.

Sep 22 12:27

NHS warned of exodus of junior doctor

Media reports say an unprecedented number of National Health Service physicians have registered for certificate allowing them to work overseas.

Sep 22 11:37


The latest version of a walking, quadruped battlefield robot from Boston Dynamics, the military robotics maker owned by Google X, was tested by U.S. Marines last week. Spot weighs about 70kgs, is electrically operated and walks on four hydraulically-actuated legs. It's controlled via wireless by an operator who can be up to 500 meters away. It underwent trials and testing at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia as part of evaluations by the Marines on future military uses of robotic technology. In a series of missions, it was evaluated in different terrains including hills, woodlands and urban areas.

Sep 22 11:10


The change, which the FBI revealed quietly in a February 2015Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), means that if you ever have your fingerprints taken for licensing or for a background check, they will most likely end up living indefinitely in the FBI’s [Next Generation Identification] database. They’ll be searched thousands of times a day by law enforcement agencies across the country—even if your prints didn’t match any criminal records when they were first submitted to the system.

Sep 22 11:09


The group’s DIY probe was built with three software defined radios, three antennae all listening to different parts of the radio frequency spectrum, a Gopro camera, a GPS module, temperature and pressure sensors, a SIM card for communicating with the team via SMS, and an insulated battery. All of that is integrated with an Arduino board, a USB hub, an Intel Edison minicomputer and open-source software. The cheap design is intended to encourage other amateurs to build high-flying probes of their own: Oliver says the entire setup cost less than $300—though they hope use even cheaper components in future versions—with another $200 for the balloon plus the helium to fill it.

Sep 22 10:11

Melting Ice Sets Off Cold War in the Arctic

• Russia, U.S. concerned about China’s new interest in North Pole region.

A cold war is already on in the northernmost parts of the world, with the major superpowers—the United States, Russia and China—already moving to divvy up parts of the Arctic region and position military assets in the area.

The natural warming and cooling cycles that the Earth goes through as a result of short- and long-term celestial movements has led to significant melting of ice in the Arctic region, which has set off a scramble to claim territory never before seen by modern man. In fact, the interest shown in that part of the globe by the world’s top powers is unprecedented, and the biggest buildup there since the Cold War.

Sep 22 09:26

With New Ban on Cultivation, Northern Ireland Joins EU's Anti-GMO Ranks

Yet another European nation has banned genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, with Northern Ireland's Minister for the Environment Mark Durkan declaring Monday: "I remain unconvinced of the advantages of GM crops and I consider it prudent to prohibit their cultivation here for the foreseeable future."

Sep 22 09:18

Shareholder nuns tell McDonald’s to drop antibiotics from all meat

As concern over the dangers of drug-resistant bacteria rises, a set of shareholders led by a group of nuns is telling McDonald’s that dropping chicken raised on human antibiotics is not enough and that it needs to do the same with its pork and beef products.

Sep 22 08:51

California has been spraying toxic, cancer-causing fracking chemicals on food crops for 20 years

California's farmers have been lured by an affordable water recycling program in which the water used for their crops costs about $33 per square foot. Compare this to the $1,500 per square foot cost of freshwater, and it's easy to see why farmers, whose crops have been hard hit by the state's severe drought, gravitate towards this cheaper, recycled alternative.(1)

However, there's a catch, and it's one that's been unleashing chemical violence on the state's residents for years: The recycled water comes from fracking wells which has been found to be riddled with everything from the industrial solvent, acetone, to benzene, a carcinogen. Consider that over 45,000 acres of farmland have been sprayed with this cocktail of cancer-causing poisons, and one can't help but consider the long-term health problems that will undoubtedly affect all Americans who've had access to California's food supply.

Sep 22 08:50

Are Devastating Tsunamis Headed for American Cities? “There’s Enough of a Chance”

The Ring of Fire is active. Chile just survived a major tsunami, but are Americans anywhere near as prepared? What happens if a Tsunami hits California or Hawaii, or an earthquake of epic proportions hits Alaska or Los Angeles?

“If the Chileans can evacuate a million people in 15 or 20 minutes, we should be able to do it as well.” [said Costas Synolakis, director of the University of Southern California’s Tsunami Research Center]

But there is no guarantee that Americans are as prepared as people in Chile.


Sep 22 08:49

Glyphosate herbicide and toxic heavy metals act like "binary weapon" to destroy kidneys

New research out of Sri Lanka has demonstrated a toxicological aspect of glyphosate that many scientists and laymen alike have overlooked or never even investigated. Besides its inherent toxicity, glyphosate, the primary herbicide chemical used in Monsanto's Roundup formula, actually makes other toxins and heavy metals more damaging to the body than they otherwise would be on their own.

Sep 22 08:49

GSK dumps live polio virus into Belgian rivers used for swimming and fishing

According to the press release, "human error" resulted in the polio virus entering the water supply in Rixensart city, Belgium, at a plant manufacturing the polio vaccine. The contaminated water then flowed to a water treatment plant, and from there into the Lasne and Dyle rivers.

"The liquid was [expelled], according to initial information provided by the firm GSK, due to human error during the process of vaccine production," the press release said, as translated by Google. "The water from the treatment plant in question is not discharged to the supply network for drinking water."

No official explanation has been given for the human error, though some media sources reported that an employee made a mistake during routine cleaning of a tank at the plant.

Sep 22 08:41

How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn't need

Nonetheless, the psychiatrist prescribed an antidepressant, escitalopram, one of a group of widely prescribed drugs called SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors), which effectively boost levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that carries signals between nerve cells in the brain.

Hours after taking the first dose, Katinka felt restless and agitated, as if she needed to be in constant motion. She didn't sleep that night and, by the following day, wasn't making any sense.

'I had this overwhelming feeling of doom,' she says. 'I thought I was living inside a video game - at one point I was 100 per cent certain I'd killed the children - and I'd been filmed killing them for national TV. I thought the police were outside waiting for me.'

In fact, Katinka had taken a kitchen knife and lacerated the whole of her left arm. 'I was in hell,' she says. 'It was terrifying.'

Sep 22 08:32

Russia Completely Bans GMOs in Food Production

Russia has just announced a game-changing move in the fight against Monsanto’s GMOs, completely banning the use of genetically modified ingredients in any and all food production.

In other words, Russia just blazed way past the issue of GMO labeling and shut down the use of any and all GMOs that would have otherwise entered the food supply through the creation of packaged foods (and the cultivation of GMO crops).

“As far as genetically-modified organisms are concerned, we have made decision not to use any GMO in food productions,” Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich revealed during an international conference on biotechnology.

Sep 22 08:28

New Study Looks at the Preferred Personality Traits for Robocops

By Nicholas West

While most nations around the world seem to be struggling with the behavior of their domestic police, as well as their military representatives abroad, a new study examines what personality traits might be desirable for their robot replacements...

Sep 22 07:42

Jack Larson dies at 87; actor played Jimmy Olsen in 'The Adventures of Superman'

Lois Lane(akaNoel Neill) still lives. She is 94 and still looks like herself albeit with white hair.

In the early 1950s, when Jack Larson was offered a role in a new Superman TV series, he was loath to accept. Playing the hapless sidekick of a caped superhero on a kids’ show had no appeal for an actor with dreams of Broadway stardom.

But his agent prevailed, largely by arguing that the show would probably never be broadcast.

Sep 22 07:40

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”. The following is an excerpt from a story by Sarah Cain:

Sep 22 03:43

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of crop seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies. The seeds, including samples of wheat, barley and grasses suited to dry regions, have been requested by researchers in the Middle East to replace a collection in the Syrian city of Aleppo that has been damaged by the war.

Sep 21 17:24

Broke U.S. government needs millions of new Obamacare enrollees to prevent program from collapsing

Obamacare is in trouble again, and it will take a massive infusion of members and taxpayer money to save it.

The Washington Times reports that Obamacare exchanges will have to enroll as many as 21 million members next year, according to the figure set in budget projections, in a development that will prove to be a major test of the Affordable Care Act.

Sep 21 16:54

Entrepreneur defends decision to raise price of life-saving drug 50-fold

An entrepreneur who acquired the rights to produce a life-saving drug then increased its price more than 50-fold overnight is defending his decision with assertions that the profits will help create better medicines in future.

Medical organizations protested loudly on Sunday after a company owned by controversial former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli raised the price of the drug Daraprim, which treats a dangerous parasitic infection, from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill.

Sep 21 16:40

Police Department Fed Up With Big Pharma Posted Salaries and Emails Online

A police department in Gloucester, Massachusetts was recently full of ire at their community's opioid drug crisis. And they leveled their aim at Big Pharma.

While the news is filled with plenty of negative press surrounding police departments and reports of brutal behavior, this department appears to be actively trying to restore some function to a drug-damaged city.

Sep 21 13:24

Is geoengineering contributing to global crop failure?

It's happening all around the world, and emerging research suggests that the environmental impact of its use is absolutely devastating: geoengineering, a man-made climate control scheme marked by criss-crossing air sweeps that leave behind streams of shimmering "chemtrail" debris across our skies, is now being linked to widespread drought and famine throughout the world, not to mention the complete breakdown of Earth's agricultural systems.

Sep 21 12:40

Will President Obama Stand Up to the Big Pharma Drug Thugs?

It takes a lot of courage to defy the folks who make tens of billions a year selling drugs. We will find out soon whether President Obama has the backbone to stand up to Merck, Pfizer and the other major drug companies in order to protect the health and lives of hundreds of millions of people living in the world's poorest countries.

Sep 21 12:02

Ex-hedge funder buys rights to AIDS drug and raises price from $13.50 to $750 per pill

A former hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical businessman has purchased the rights to a 62-year-old drug used for treating life-threatening parasitic infections and raised the price overnight from $13.50 per tablet to $750.

Sep 21 11:30

Victory! World’s Largest Spice Company to Go Organic and Non-GMO by 2016

Signaling yet another victory for the clean food movement, the largest spice company in the world has announced it will be almost entirely organic and non-GMO by the year 2016.

Because of the organic and non-GMO food boom, other companies such as Simply Organic have been able to grow thanks to the support of customers looking for cleaner options.

The McCormick spice company has maintained its spot as the world’s largest, however, and is now making a move that comes as a surprise to many in order to keep other companies from stealing its market share.

Sep 21 10:30

Ex-hedge funder buys rights to AIDS drug and raises price from $13.50 to $750 per pill

A former hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical businessman has purchased the rights to a 62-year-old drug used for treating life-threatening parasitic infections and raised the price overnight from $13.50 per tablet to $750.

Sep 21 09:45

Modi and Monsanto: A Wake Up Call For India

Immediately prior to Narendra Modi being elected India’s PM last year, there were calls from some quarters for him to usher in a Thatcherite-style revolution. The hope was that he would accelerate the trend of privatisation, sops and tax breaks to business, deregulation, land and labour reforms, etc., and would also eradicate ‘blockages’ to various projects (i.e. remove dissent and relax or do away with existing procedures).

Sep 21 09:25

The Work It Actually Takes to Make a Homemade Chicken Sandwich

Our world of convenience has caused most Americans to lose touch with the work involved in food. Self-reliance takes a lot more than throwing some seeds on a patch of dirt and then magically being fed for a year. Grabbing a "quick" sandwich or bowl of cereal belies what it actually takes to procure those ingredients.

We take a lot for granted. We don't think about life without things like specialized supply purveyors, large-scale agriculture, cheap labor, machines for manufacturing, and the transportation system. Very few people can imagine life without the accessibility provided to us by grocery stores and processed food. Even in the circles of those who stick closely to a non-processed diet, few go all the way.

Sep 21 09:22

‘Blind’ experiment: Are rich and poor equally honest?

A US social awareness campaigner made an experiment to find out whether wealthy and homeless people were equally honest.

Sep 21 08:18

‘NHS will crash in 2yrs without extra funding,’ former health minister warns

Former Health Minister Norman Lamb has warned the National Health Service (NHS) will crash within two years unless the government injects billions of pounds in funding.

Sep 21 08:17

Probiotics Being Researched to Stop Bee Die-Off From Pesticides

A group of UBC students is betting probiotics could be the key to protecting bees from death caused by harmful pesticides.

“We rely heavily on bees for our food. They pollinate more than $15 billion worth of crops in the U.S. every year, but they are dying at alarming rates,” said Yu Qing Du, a second-year engineering physics student. “We wanted to address an important issue with a worldwide impact.”...

Sep 21 08:02

Welcome to the mass surveillance state through microchipped pills

Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks the powers that be cannot get enough surveillance on us. The latest in their quest for wanting to watch our every move comes in the form of microchipped pills.

Sep 21 06:27

Polio vaccines causing worldwide surge in childhood paralysis cases

In April 2012, Aaron Dykes of Truthstream Media reported that statistically speaking, polio had been eradicated in India, but the statistics don't tell the whole story.

In fact, he noted, there was a spike in "non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP) - the very types of crippling problems it was hoped would disappear with polio but which have instead flourished from a new cause." How could that happen in a nation where polio had ostensibly been eradicated?

Quite simply, Dykes noted, the new spike was actually coming from the oral polio vaccine.

Sep 21 06:24

Rising CO2 levels are re-greening Africa's deserts, bringing abundance that lifts people out of poverty

Climate change, a phrase that typically instills fear in society, is being eyed by Arizona State University as something that could be beneficial. Contrary to those who view climate change as only having catastrophic consequences, experts from the university suggest that it is responsible for re-greening parts of the world and changing lives for the better.

Experts from the university engaged in a study that ultimately showed that the West African Sahel, the strip south of the Sahara desert, has been "regreening" ever since droughts in the 1970s and 80s killed more than 100,000 people. They maintain that increased rainfall caused by climate change has led to more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which has spurred more plant growth and community-led farming efforts.

The region is turning around and experiencing a vast change from the drought and deaths that once plagued it. The area is greening, plants are growing, and people are coming together.