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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.”

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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 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.

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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.

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

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.

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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 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 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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... 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 09 19:26

Quarantine Station map and Immigrant map must see to believe!

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 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.

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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 09:23

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 08 09:34

Storm Iselle shifts south.

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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

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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 07 15:05

HHS on the hunt for HealthCare.gov emails Issa wants

A senior health department official under Republican scrutiny for the flawed rollout of HealthCare.gov likely deleted some emails now sought by congressional investigators, msnbc has learned.

The Department of Health and Human Services planned on Thursday to alert Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, which is charged with enforcing federal record keeping laws, about the problem, according to a copy of a letter being sent to Archives.

There is no evidence that Marilyn Tavenner, an Obama appointee who leads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, intentionally hid information or deleted records; rather, the gaps appear to be the result of sloppy record keeping. But Republicans have attempted to turn missing emails into a political scandal before, as they did with Lois Lerner, a former IRS official at the center of a separate controversy over alleged targeting of conservative nonprofit groups.

Aug 07 13:00

FLASHBACK - The mysterious deaths of top microbiologists

It all began with Don Wiley.

On November 15th, Harvard Professor Don Wiley left a gathering of friends and colleagues some time after 10:30 PM. The next morning, Memphis police found his rental car stopped on a bridge, with a full tank of gas and keys still in the ignition. There was no financial or family trouble. Indeed Wiley was supposed to meet his family at the Memphis airport to continue on to an Icelandic vacation. Neither was there any history of depression or mental illness.

In the report printed in the New York Times on November 27th, the FBI's Memphis office distanced itself from the case saying that the available facts did not add up to a suspicion of foul play. I guess at the FBI it's a perfectly everyday occurrence for a Harvard Professor to stop his rental car on a bridge in the middle of the night before he is supposed to leave for Iceland and just walk away into the Tennessee dark.

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As we look at the current Ebola outbreak, it is worth recalling that over the last decade there has been a spate of microbiologists dying or vanishing under mysterious circumstances!

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Aug 07 11:30

Iselle May Strike Big Island of Hawaii as First Hurricane on Record

Hurricane Iselle is rapidly approaching Hawaii and will bring a high risk of heavy rain, damaging winds and rough seas to the southern part of the island chain, namely the Big Island.

A second hurricane, Julio, also bears watching.

If Iselle makes landfall on the Big Island of Hawaii as a hurricane, it would be the first hurricane ever to do so since records began in 1950.

AccuWeather meteorologists expect Iselle to make landfall over the Big Island (Hawaii) late Thursday evening, local time, with sustained winds between 70 and 80 mph and higher gusts.

Aug 07 08:28

Did the Creator of the Experimental Ebola Drug Joke About Culling 25% of the World’s Population?

Two months, or maybe even one month! Wow, this certainly seems like a miracle, right? The only problem is this guy is kind of creepy. In fact, he was apparently caught in 2012 joking about culling 25% of the world’s population to solve the challenging problem of feeding 8 billion people.

It was all caught on video:

Aug 07 07:51

Amid Ebola fears, Liberia hospitals become ghost camps

The External Love Winning Africa (ELWA) is one of the oldest referral hospitals in Monrovia and attends to over one hundred patients a day.

Today, those coming to the hospital are met with a "Hospital Closed" sign on its front entry, which is now manned by police officers.

In a tour of the facility by AA reporter, the hospital appeared almost like a ghost camp.

Aug 07 07:20

Ebola death toll hits 932 as 1,711 cases confirmed, WHO says

Also on Wednesday, Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin denied reports circulating on the Internet that migrants have brought Ebola to Italy.

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With a ten to twenty one day incubation period, Lorenzin cannot know that for a fact, and with Italy's government seen by the Italians as no more trustworthy that the US Government is seen by Americans, official denials only add to the suspicions surrounding that story earlier this year that several migrants had been quarantined in Italy with Ebola symptoms.

Aug 07 06:17

Hawaii Braces For Hurricane Iselle, Hurricane Julio Up Next

Hawaii braced for its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years Thursday as Iselle headed toward the Big Island with a second storm on its tails. Bottled water and supplies were in high demand at stores ahead of the Category 1 storm’s expected impact on Thursday night. “It’s a fairly potent hurricane by Hawaiian standards,” Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth said. Heavy rains totaling 5 to 8 inches, winds gusting up to 80 mph and flooding were expected, before Iselle was set to weaken to a tropical storm by the time it hit Honolulu at about 9 a.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) on Friday. Tropical storm warnings were issued for Oahu, Kauai and Maui, and a flash flood warning was in effect for the entire island chain.

Aug 06 18:14

Report: W.H.O. Considering Emergency Ebola Decree

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) is preparing to declare a world-wide health emergency as the Ebola virus shows no signs of ebbing on the African continent. The situation is so dire that the W.H.O. is even preparing to OK the use of experimental treatments on humans.

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Not on me, you're not!!!

Aug 06 12:16

Fossils dug up at airport may be largest flying bird ever found

A clutch of fossilised bones uncovered during the expansion of an airport terminal in the US may belong to the largest flying bird ever found.

The prehistoric creature had a wingspan of between 6.1 and 7.4 metres and could glide for long distances over the oceans as it searched for fish 25m years ago, according to scientists writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Aug 06 11:43

Moscow Airports Pull Out All the Stops to Ward Off Ebola Outbreak

Moscow's airports are on high alert to keep Africa's worst-ever Ebola outbreak off Russian territory, ITAR-Tass reported Wednesday.

"To prevent the arrival of someone with this illness on Russian territory, passengers go through a thermal-imaging device that enables the detection of high temperatures," an unidentified specialist from federal health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said in comments carried by ITAR-Tass.

The worst Ebola outbreak on record is presently under way in Africa, with 1,603 documented cases and 887 deaths since March, according to the World Health Organization. Although the virus has never before spread beyond the confines of Africa, the recent epidemic has triggered fears that it could make its way to Europe.

Aug 06 11:23

The tragic path of Ebola – in a Google Map

In another example of the power of collaborative technologies leveraged for healthcare, the spread of Ebola has been tracked on a Google Map from its original 1976 outbreak in Zaire to the recent airlift to Atlanta of two infected American aid workers.

In addition to showing the locations of the various instances of the infection spreading, the constantly updated map provides some great resources on the pathogenicity of the five strains of the virus, the WHO’s many reports on Ebola and the surprising number of laboratory accidents involving the deadly virus that have occurred around the world.

The map also documents some of the hearsay associated with the disease’s spread, such as the April rumors that Ebola had made its way to Italy.

Aug 06 11:01

Drug given to American Ebola patients is produced in Kentucky using tobacco plants

The drug being credited with potentially saving the lives of two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus was produced in Owensboro.

The serum wasn't manufactured but grown — in a greenhouse full of genetically modified tobacco plants.

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So ... develop the GMO tobacco plant plus time to grow seems to imply this was in progress even before the Ebola crisis emerged in Africa!

Develop a cure THAN have the epidemic?

Aug 06 10:53

U.S. Health Authorities Concealing Number of Suspected Ebola Victims From Public

During a segment concerning the admission of a potential Ebola victim at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta revealed that there have been at least six cases at the hospital which prompted doctors to test for Ebola but that the details were not divulged publicly.

“There have been about a half a dozen patients who have had their blood tested because of concern, those particular patients their stories were not made public,” said Gupta, adding, “I’m not sure if that’s because of heightened concern by the hospital or what that means exactly.”

Gupta also appeared to suggest that patients being tested for the Ebola virus were not being kept in isolation when he stated, “This isn’t the kind of thing that they worry about spreading to other patients in the hospital, spreading to people who are walking around the hospital. This is not an airborne virus.”

Aug 06 10:17

West Africa: Nigeria Confirms 5 New Ebola Cases

The deadly Ebola virus increasingly is spreading fear in West Africa, where Liberia's president has called for three days of prayer and Nigeria has confirmed five new cases and a second death from the disease.

The new cases in Nigeria raise concerns that the virus will spread further in the region's most populous nation, with its 174 million residents. So far, the smaller and less populous countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have been the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 900 people this year.

Aug 06 09:42

Ebola: Lagos begins search for 27 secondary contacts

The Lagos State Government has commenced an intensive search for 27 secondary contacts, who might have had contacts with doctors, nurses and health workers, who attended to the late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, at a Lagos private hospital.

Sawyer, who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus in his native Liberia, died in the Obalende, Lagos-based hospital penultimate Friday, four days after he was admitted to the hospital.

Aug 06 09:03

Public Health Agency of Canada: Ebola AIRBORNE

In the laboratory, infection through small-particle aerosols has been demonstrated in primates, and airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected,

He tried to tell us this a few days ago and so many people scoffed at him because it this kind of truth can shatter your reality.

Aug 06 08:48

Iselle to Impact Hawaii With Rain, Wind and Rough Seas

Hurricane Iselle will weaken before reaching Hawaii later this week, but heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas will affect the islands. A second hurricane, Julio, also bears watching.

AccuWeather meteorologists expect Iselle to continue to weaken over the next couple of days and become a tropical storm before reaching the islands. Iselle will be moving into a wedge of cool water and dry air just east of the Hawaiian Islands.

However, even as a tropical storm, Iselle will still pack a punch. Heavy rain, gusty winds and building seas and surf will affect the islands during the second half of the week.

Aug 06 06:23

The Ebola Strain Links African Outbreak To A Lab Escape

ZEBOV from the Zaire outbreak was weaponized by the Soviet military, as revealed to the US Congress by defector Dr. Kenneth Alibeck in 1998. The former deputy director of Russia’s Biopreparal biosecurity program testified that ebola was a major target for weaponization and cloned with equine influenza. President Boris Yeltsin later confirmed such claims that Russia had continued to conduct biowarfare research after signing the Convention against Bioweapons.

Aug 05 14:05

Tobacco Serum Saved Two White American Ebola Victims

Okay, wait for it, wait for it. You're gonna love this. Folks, you're absolutely going to love this. Well, wait. Maybe some of you won't love this. Let me speak for myself. I love this. You know that magical serum that was given to two white Americans suffering from Ebola? You know what the magic ingredient is? Nicotine.

Aug 05 11:33

Ebola: 'All African Migrants Should Be Quarantined ' Says Italian Councillor

An Italian politician has suggested migrants who reach the Mediterranean country from northern Africa should be put under quarantine over the risk of Ebola contagion.

Fabio Rolfi, a councillor with the xenophobic, anti-immigration Northern League party, urged health authorities in Milan's Lombardy region to apply the preventive measure to the thousands of migrants who travel to the industrialised north of Italy after arriving in the south via boat.

The suggestion sparked widespread criticism and was labelled as "racist" and "useless" by other councillors.

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An apparent victory of political agenda over common sense!

Aug 05 11:28

75-Year-Old Spanish Priest Tests Positive For Ebola In Liberia And Wants To Be Flown Back To Spain

Brother Pajares feels “abandoned” in Liberia as 73,000 sign online petition for his return. Foreign Office advises Spaniards not to travel to Liberia. BA cancels flights.

A 75-year-old Spanish priest, Brother Miguel Pajares, has tested positive for Ebola at the San José de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia, along with two other workers.

Brother Pajares, belonging to the Madrid-based Juan Ciudad Foundation and the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios, told Spanish news agency EFE by telephone that he felt “abandoned” in Liberia and wished to be flown back to Spain: “I’m frankly in a bad way. I can’t lift my head up”.

Aug 05 11:05

Ebola Test Results Negative For 46-Year-Old Woman

The test results for a possible case of the Ebola virus in a local woman are negative.

According to the Columbus Public Health Department, the 46-year-old woman was in isolation Tuesday in a local hospital with a potential case of the Ebola virus.

Aug 05 10:17

Hawaii keeps a watchful eye on Hurricane Iselle, maintains category 3 status

Iselle has changed little in organization during the past six hours. The eye remains well defined, with cloud tops to -70C occurring in the eyewall. Analyses from the SHIPS model and from CIMSS at the University of Wisconsin indicate 15-20 kt of southwesterly vertical wind shear over the system. However, this has not yet disrupted the inner core. The initial intensity remains 110 kt based on a combination of subjective and objective satellite intensity estimates. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate Iselle near 06/0600Z, which will provide ground truth for the intensity.

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Worse, there is a second storm, Tropical Storm Julio, forming up behind it.

No doubt the carbonazis will claim that this proves the world is warming, but heat does not cause storms. A temperature differential causes storms, and one can get massive hurricanes by upper atmosphere cooling as much as by ground heating. The proof is seen on the storms on the gas giant planets in our solar system, which have storms the size of our entire world yet are hundreds of degrees colder.

Aug 05 09:20

FLASHBACK 2012 - Growing concerns over 'in the air' transmission of Ebola

Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species.

In experiments, they demonstrated that the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys without any direct contact between them.

The researchers say they believe that limited airborne transmission might be contributing to the spread of the disease in some parts of Africa.

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So why did CDC remove the comments about airborne transmission from their own website?

Aug 05 08:53

The United States' Farm-Grown Terrorism

Let's talk about America's farm-grown terrorism epidemic.

Back on September 11th, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Since 9/11, our government has spent over $7.6 trillion on military and homeland security operations in response to the deaths of those roughly 3,000 souls.

Now, compare that to the fact that each year, 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections, and another 2 million get sick.

That's the equivalent of nearly eight 9/11's per year. But our government isn't doing a thing about it.

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OF COURSE, the US government does nothing about this because Big Agriculture and Big Pharmaceutical are two industries which lavish campaign contributions on Congressional representatives, and know precisely what kind of legislation (or the lack thereof) will buy them.

In the 21st century, the US has a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and definitely FOR THE CORPORATIONS.

Individual voters are irrelevant and expendable, because by the time they are elected, Congressional Representatives have been thoroughly vetted in terms of what they will deliver to the companies which have supported them in the election cycles.

Aug 05 08:47

BREAKING: 8 suspected Ebola cases reported in Lagos, one confirmed

Barely three weeks after the late Patrick Sawyer, first victim of Ebola disease came into Nigeria, new report says Lagos State now has eight suspected cases of the killer disease.

Aug 05 08:37

BRITON ISOLATED IN EBOLA ALERT

Health officials have been made aware of a Welsh person believed to have come into contact with the deadly Ebola virus.

The person visited West Africa where more than 1,600 people have been infected with the virus in recent months, resulting in 887 deaths.

Public Health Wales said the person is "currently staying away from work and limiting contact with other people voluntarily".

A statement from the authority said: "The individual does not have symptoms of Ebola and there are no cases of Ebola in Wales."

Aug 05 08:01

6 TESTED IN NYC TESTED FOR EBOLA; NEWS WITHHELD FROM PUBLIC

Anchor Wolf Blitzer concluded by pointing out that all of these six individuals tested negative for Ebola.

Aug 05 07:46

Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes of coast of Japan

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan's Okinawa island on Sunday, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

The quake struck at a depth of about 6.2 miles, 125 miles north-northeast of Okinawa's capital city of Naha. No tsunami warning was issued.

Aug 05 06:44

Transmission of Ebola virus from pigs to non-human primates

In-contact transmission of Zaire-EBOV (ZEBOV) between pigs was demonstrated experimentally. Here we show ZEBOV transmission from pigs to cynomolgus macaques without direct contact. Interestingly, transmission between macaques in similar housing conditions was never observed. Piglets inoculated oro-nasally with ZEBOV were transferred to the room housing macaques in an open inaccessible cage system. All macaques became infected.

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As of today the CDC has removed all references to airborne transmission form their web page on the current Ebola outbreak. Is it science, or is it politics?

Aug 05 06:33

REPORT: 6 TESTED IN NYC TESTED FOR EBOLA; NEWS WITHHELD FROM PUBLIC

Aug 04 15:19

UNPROTECTED Cameraman HIDING just feet from Infected Ebola Patient

Aug 04 13:58

Man Being Tested At Mount Sinai Hospital For Possible Ebola Virus

A patient at Mount Sinai Hospital was under treatment Monday afternoon, after being tested after traveling to a country where the Ebola virus is present, the hospital said in a statement.

The man arrived at the East Harlem medical center’s emergency room early Monday morning with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. The man told doctors he had recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola has been reported, the hospital said.

The man has been placed in “strict isolation” and is undergoing various tests to determine the cause of the symptoms, the hospital said.

Aug 04 13:45

Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

Three vials containing an experimental drug stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the treatment.

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The story is mutating faster than the Ebola virus. Over the weekend, it was reported that this doctor was saved by a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor, with the antibodies working against the illness. So now it's an "experimental drug", no doubt already planning a way to drive terrified Americans, wallets in hand, to their local pharmacy.

Aug 04 11:26

Leaked CBP Report Shows Entire World Exploiting Open US Border

Among the significant revelations are that individuals from nations currently suffering from the world’s largest Ebola outbreak have been caught attempting to sneak across the porous U.S. border into the interior of the United States. At least 71 individuals from the three nations affected by the current Ebola outbreak have either turned themselves in or been caught attempting to illegally enter the U.S. by U.S. authorities between January 2014 and July 2014.

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Aug 04 10:03

Nigerian Doctor Who Treated Ebola Patient Tests Positive

Lagos recorded its second case of Ebola on Monday in a doctor who treated U.S. victim Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria's health minister said.

Aug 04 08:05

America's Ebola response is 'madness'

Let’s start with common sense. If a member of your family has the viral illness known as the common cold, what do you normally do? Well, you try to avoid contact with that person. Certainly, you want to avoid them sneezing on you or the droplets from their cough spreading anywhere in the house.

You both isolate and avoid an infected patient. Well, Ebola is a viral illness. Common sense would dictate you isolate and avoid contact with patients, because in this case the disease is often fatal.

And yet, the morons who are running America are bringing infected patients to America, allegedly to treat them, but we all know it is an untreatable disease. It can only be managed. The entire story of bringing these Ebola patients from West Africa to America stinks to high Heaven.

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I never thought I would live to see the day when I agreed with Michael Savage on anything, but he is bang-spot on with his concerns.

Aug 04 07:03

US ADMITS TO EBOLA "ATTACK" !!! SMOKING GUN!!!!!

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The quote in question comes right at the 1 minute mark. Now, given the recent history of the State Department spokes-bimbos, this may just be another clueless misuse of words. But I can understand why the poster of this video is concerned. People are wondering why the same government that was sooooooooo concerned about CO2 and how the world might be warmer by 4 degrees 100 years from now clearly ignored this crisis until it was past the point of control, and why even with this highly infectious and lethal disease traveling the globe, why Obama is still flooding this nation with illegal immigrants across the border with Mexico.

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Aug 03 19:42

Ebola test carried out after air passenger death in UK

A test for Ebola has been carried out on a female passenger who died after arriving in the UK from The Gambia.

The Department for Health said the test on the elderly woman, who landed at Gatwick Airport, came back negative on Sunday afternoon.

Some 728 people have died of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone this year, in the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

Public Health England says the risk to the UK remains very low.

Aug 03 13:03

Ebola moving faster than efforts to curb it – WHO

But epidemiologists in Italy suggested there was little risk that the hundreds of unauthorized migrants that reach southern Italy every day were carrying the virus.

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How can they possibly know that for a fact?

Aug 03 13:00

Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as "EboBun." It's patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010. You can view it here. (Thanks to Natural News readers who found this and brought it to our attention.)

Patent applicants are clearly described on the patent as including:

The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control.

The patent summary says, "The invention provides the isolated human Ebola (hEbola) viruses denoted as Bundibugyo (EboBun) deposited with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"; Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America) on November 26, 2007 and accorded an accession number 200706291."

Aug 03 09:55

Doctor with Ebola arrives at Atlanta hospital for treatment

An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa was flown home under elaborate precautions on Saturday and taken to an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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The media is making a huge fuss over the potential dangers represented by this doctor's return to the US, less so about another doctor in Tennessee who is not symptomatic but has self-quarantined himself, and no mention of all at the real vector by which this epidemic is likely to infect the American people.

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Aug 03 08:28

ALERT! CDC Warns Hospitals On EBOLA "CONTAMINATED AIR" and Directs use of "Airborne Infection Isolation Room"s

The Centers For Disease Controls (CDC) released EBOLA guidance to US Hospitals which specifically warns on exposure to "Contaminated Air", and includes strict advice to avoid Aerosol Generating Procedures [AGP]

Aug 03 07:04

Is The Ebola Outbreak A Manufactured False Flag?

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Anyone able to prove it is not?

Here is where the US Government's decades of lying come back to haunt them. Ebola may be a real emergency. If it is, the US Government cannot manage it because nobody trusts them any more. People won't cooperate out of a legitimate fear that this is just another staged terror attack by our own government to get us to do what they want us to do.

Aug 02 09:59

‘Nightmare bacteria’ spreading rapidly in Southeastern US

Deadly, nearly untreatable superbugs known as CRE, dubbed “nightmare bacteria,” have spread at an alarming rate throughout the southeastern region of the US in recent years, new research indicates.

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found cases of antibiotic-resistant CRE - or carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae - increased by at least a factor of five in community hospitals across the region from 2008 to 2012.

"We're trying to sound the alarm. This is a problem for all of us in health care," said Deverick J. Anderson, lead author of the study and an associate professor of medicine at Duke, according to USA Today. "These (bacteria) are just about as bad as it gets."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, educate yourself on how best to protect your health as naturally as humanly possible!!

Aug 02 09:41

We will run from Ebola patients – Doctor

A doctor at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Dodi Abdallah has confessed that he and his colleagues will run away if Ebola patients report at the infirmary.

“Monitoring comments from my colleagues on social media; I think that many doctors will run away at the emergency if a patient or with suspected Ebola comes in. I mean we really, really don’t feel safe. I am not saying Korle Bu is not doing anything but I think that our system itself is not ready for Ebola.”

Contributing to Joy FM’s Ghana Connect Friday, he maintained that “Honestly speaking, I don’t feel safe and most of my colleagues don’t feel safe.”

According to him, the hospital is just not ready for the management of the deadly virus. “We are not ready,” he said.

Aug 01 12:58

Is it Ebola or is it psychological warfare?

Ebola is a propaganda operation.

Choices are being made: what to emphasize, what to ignore, what to use in order to invoke fear.

Producing fear, one way or another, is a standard element in exerting top-down control over the population.

When people are afraid, they’re compliant, they’re obedient to authority.

And that’s the agenda.

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This is where decades of constant lies to the American people will come back to haunt Washington DC. This may be a real crisis, but already the public is wondering if this isn't just another in a long series of dirty tricks to scare us into obedience. They are wondering if Ebola is a synthetic disease, part of the depopulation agenda set forth in Henry Kissenger's National Security Study memorandum 200 and promoted by money-junkies afraid of all the "useless eaters." Certainly Obama's continued flood of illegal immigrants carrying contagious diseases into this nation has many people wondering if there is a deliberate plan to create a medical crisis to declare a national emergency (as has already happened in African nations) and bring about martial law.

Aug 01 11:11

colloidal silver and viruses

In spite of the fact that it has not yet been fully embraced by the medical community as an anti-viral agent, nevertheless, safe, natural mineral silver, in a variety of forms, including colloidal silver, has nearly three decades worth of solid medical research behind it, demonstrating its powerful anti-viral qualities.

Indeed, newer clinical laboratory research demonstrates that silver is so powerfully effective against viruses, it even stops the deadly HIV (i.e., the AIDs virus) from infecting human cells. And older research dating back to the 1980’s demonstrates that silver can stop numerous types of viruses from replicating, simply by bonding to them.

In fact, silver altogether decimates many viruses, simply by being in close contact with them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever since my broadcast yesterday, I have been inundated with emails claiming that colloidal silver is useless against viruses, with most of these emails asking me to promote their new product, extract of the Yadda-Yadda berry from Madagascar, or some such.

But a web search shows quite a few articles supporting the conclusion that ultra-small colloidal silver does in fact destroy viruses, such as this one.

As I stated on my broadcast yesterday, there is no study that shows colloidal silver will work against Ebola. But it is something Claire and I will be trying when Ebola comes to Hawaii. Along with that there are other known anti-virals you can use such as cinnamon, which is known to have protected people during the 1918 mis-named Spanish Flu outbreak.

Given that natural medicines have few contraindications, using multiple substances, such as colloidal silver AND cinnamon AND Noni Jice, etc. might shift the odds of survival in your favor.

There is no guaranteed cure or preventative for Ebola. We are all rolling the dice here.

Aug 01 11:01

CDC Warns On AIRBORNE EBOLA

Aug 01 10:59

American Ebola Patients On Way To Atlanta Hospital, Customs On Heightened Alert For "Ill" Passengers

Two American healthcare workers, described as in 'grave condition and worsening' are being infected by the Ebola virus are on their way to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital for treatment. As WSBTV reports, the hospital has a separate isolation unit set up in partnership with the CDC to treat serious infectious diseases. CDC officials have called this "the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history." Sentiment across social media appears rather biased towards the negative on bringing the patients back. As we warned last night, there are significant implications should Ebola come to America. WE also note that while the CDC is not screening airline passengers, customs and border agents are on heightened alert for 'people with flu-like symptoms."

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I have a great deal of sympathy for all of these Ebola patients, but it seems rather pointless to bring them back to Atlanta for treatment when there is no treatment. And with word coming from CDC that this particular Ebola strain can be transmitted from human-to-human by air, the risk factor in transporting these two patients into the United States strikes me a very high relative to the potential gain.

Aug 01 10:54

Ethnic Specific Weapons

A report on November 15, 1998 by the Sunday Times suggests that this Institute "is working on a biological weapon that would harm Arabs but not Jews".

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I will be paying very close attention to just which ethnic groups are immune to the current Ebola pandemic.

Aug 01 10:43

CDC designates El Paso an Ebola quarantine site

The Centers for Disease Control has designated El Paso as one of 20 quarantine stations for the ebola virus.

The Sun City is part of a comprehensive system designed to prevent the spread of the disease in the United States.

While ebola has never been detected in the U.S., that doesn't mean it can't make its way to the country. The biggest concern is at airports with international flights and ports of entry, which there are a lot of in the Borderland.

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Not to mention that flood of illegal immigrants carrying TB, HIV, H1N1, Scabies, and Chicken POX.

Jul 31 16:23

This will weird you out; The Ebola Virus is PATENTED!!

Compositions and methods including and related to the Ebola Bundibugyo virus (EboBun) are provided. Compositions are provided that are operable as immunogens to elicit and immune response or protection from EboBun challenge in a subject such as a primate. Inventive methods are directed to detection and treatment of EboBun infection.

Jul 31 12:25

CDC Issues Level 3 Travel Alert As 'Largest Ebola Outbreak In History' Spreads

CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone because of an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola.

Jul 31 11:01

Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads

A global outbreak of deadly Ebola is underway and has crossed national borders. One infected victim of the horrifying disease flew on international flights, vomiting on board and exposing hundreds of people to the deadly virus which can be transmitted through airborne particles. Ebola has an 8-10 day incubation period, meaning thousands of people could be carrying it right now and spreading it across the cities of the world without even knowing it.

Passengers in Hong Kong and the UK have already shown symptoms of the disease and are being tested, reports USA Today.

Jul 31 08:31

Ebola: Hunt Continues for Potential 30,000 'victims' of Outbreak (Video)

Five days ago American Patrick Sawyer, 40, died of Ebola. However, days before his death he visited four airports and those in contact with him in Nigeria's capital Lagos airport may be at risk spreading the disease globally. Now the hunt is on for 30,000 people who may be hosting the organism which kills 90 percent of its sufferers.

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As a reminder, this particular strain of Ebola kills 56% of those it infects.

Jul 31 07:46

Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown

The federal government’s new facility to house illegal immigrant families surging across the border has been put on lockdown because of chicken pox, with no immigrants allowed to be transferred in or out, a congressman said this week.

Hundreds of illegal immigrants being kept at the campus of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, are being treated for and vaccinated against chicken pox after an outbreak, said Rep. Steve Pearce, the Republican congressman whose district includes Artesia.

Jul 30 15:19

U.S. removes Peace Corps members amid Ebola outbreak, 2 volunteers in isolation

The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February.

An official from the Peace Corps said that two volunteers are in isolation and under observation after coming into contact with an individual who later died of the Ebola virus.

It is the worst outbreak on record of the deadly virus, according to the World Health Organization.

Jul 30 12:16

DHHS: Patient tested at CMC did not exhibit Ebola symptoms

Late last evening, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases. We took all appropriate infection control measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors. After consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and NC Department of Health and Human Services, it appears the risk for communicable disease is low. No further testing is needed and the patient will be sent home. The Emergency Department at Carolinas Medical Center remains open and operating normally."

CMC officials said earlier Wednesday that a patient was being tested, but a spokesman would not specify what for. Officials with CMC said Wednesday afternoon the patient had recently visited Africa.

The Department of Health and Human Services said it was first informed of the situation Wednesday morning and was in close contact with Carolinas Healthcare System.

Jul 30 09:50

‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband

Nigerian officials were unable to check who might have been exposed on the two ASKY flights, as the airline inexplicably had failed to provide passenger lists. ASKY did suspend all service to Liberia and to Sierra Leone, which also has reported numerous Ebola cases.

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Doesn't the NSA have all that information?

Jul 30 09:02

The Gulf of Mexico Is Still Dying: Pathogenic Micro-organisms Proliferate Due To Polluted And Poisoned ‘Bioterrain’

What are the major factors contributing to the unrelenting degradation of the Gulf of Mexico?

We need to look no further than the mouth of mighty Mississippi River to assess some of the most obvious causes of the relentless destruction of the GOM. If one just considers what the Mississippi River dumps into the GOM on a daily basis, it is easier to grasp the enormity of the problems confronting every stakeholder. The most obvious types of pollution entering the GOM are conveyed in vast amounts from various sources throughout the American heartland. Countless kinds of harmful contaminants and toxic chemicals find their way into the Gulf via the Mississippi which comes from many different sources.

Jul 30 08:56

CDC: Stopping deadly Ebola outbreak will Be a 'marathon'

The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not showing any signs of slowing down, prompting U.S. health officials to issue more warnings for their staff in the region, encourage U.S. doctors to collect information about sick patients' travel histories and take more actions in the affected countries to bring the virus under control before it spreads to other regions.

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Outside of talk, I don't see where the US Government is giving this crisis the attention it deserves. The attitude seems to be that if they cannot use it to get more votes this November, it just isn't a priority compared with illegal immigration, sending weapons to Israel, and starting a war with Russia!

The problem is that it is only a matter of time before one of those illegals coming into the US bring Ebola with them. Obama is risking a major pandemic in this nation for the sake of his immigration policy success in the history books.

Jul 30 08:07

'It scares the Jesus outta me': Outrage as Nigerian 'Nollywood' star posts image of himself wearing Ebola mask in first class airport lounge as he flees Liberia

A Nigerian actor has sparked outrage after posting an image of himself wearing an Ebola mask while sitting in a first class airport lounge as he flees Liberia.

'Nollywood' star Jim Iyke posted a message on his Instagram page saying he had cut short a business trip to Monrovia in Liberia - where at least 600 people have already died from the disease.

The image of Iyke sitting on green leather-clad seats in the airport's luxury first class lounge while wearing an expensive designer watch and sunglasses was accompanied with the caption: 'Not ashamed to admit this scares the Jesus outta me #Ebola.'

Jul 30 07:17

Ebola: Doctors told to prepare for global outbreak after victim was allowed on two planes

Patrick Sawyer, whose sister also died from Ebola, was allowed on two ASKY Airlines flights in Liberia while infected.

Doctors fear Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer may have sparked a worldwide spread of the killer disease after being allowed on two flights while infected.

Jul 30 05:46

Congressional Report: Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States

The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states, according to a report published by the Committee on Armed Services. The report, published in April amid growing fears that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus might spread outside of West Africa, says that the portable systems are designed for “low probability, high consequence” scenarios.

Some 340 Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) units have thus far been given to emergency response personnel. The systems are “rapid, reliable, and [provide] simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens,” says executive officer for the DOD’s Chemical and Biological Defense group Carmen J. Spencer.

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This would be a really good time to do everything possible to enhance your natural wellness; when you think of just how "how well" this Federal government managed Katrina, just imagine what they will do if there is a true epidemic of this disease here in the US.

Jul 28 16:43

Record growth of organic food consumption in the U.S. and India

There has been record growth in sales of organic, non-GMO food in some of the world's largest produce markets, a good thing for consumers and advocates of clean, wholesome, non-bioengineered commodities.

In the United States, the value of the organic foods market in 2013 exceeded $35 billion for the very first time, an increase of nearly 12 percent from the previous year, according to Eileen Bentley, small business and prepared foods manager at Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.

The U.S. economy, as a whole, has been growing, on average, at between 1 and 2 percent for months, which is dismal.

Jul 28 12:46

Court Ends Private Property Rights: All Water To Be Controlled By Government

Democrat Senator Fran Pavley has a bill that would give the State the responsibility of “managing” all groundwater. That means the water projects and the groundwater will be controlled by government—which will pick the winners and loser. Government will decide if you can use your private property—water—to grow your crops or be forced at the barrel of a gun give your water to your neighbor that paid nothing for the well you dug and now he will use. Want to collapse agriculture in this State literally overnight, give control of water to government.

Jul 28 11:37

Ebola only a plane ride away from USA

"A case very well could fly out of Africa, only to be detected in some distant country," says Osterholm, who served as an adviser to the George W. Bush administration on bioterrorism.

But Ebola "would not pose a major public health risk" in the USA, he says.

Ebola is unlikely to cause large outbreaks here, he says, because people need to be in intimate contact to spread the virus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any contact, not just "intimate", can result in infection. The doctors in Africa who have become infected prove that, as we may presume they are taking precautions to avoid "intimate" contact with their patients. The known Ebola strains cannot survive in the air for very long, but can survive inside microscopic droplets of fluid such as those ejected by a cough or a sneeze. Until the moisture evaporates, the virus is still viable and infected. Commonly shared surfaces such as restroom fixtures, door handles, and touch screens can transmit the disease. And, were the virus to mutate, as Ebola is known to do rapidly, a simple change to the protein coat could make it able to survive in the air long enough to be transmitted like a cold. This is a serious problem, and it alarms me that the US Government is still obsessing about Gaza, Russia, and the illegal immigrants, and treating the potential for Ebola to come here to the US (courtesy of the aforesaid illegal immigrants) as of minor importance.

There is no cure for Ebola.

There is no vaccine.

This strain of Ebola kills half the people it infects.

Is this the start of a world depopulation program?

Jul 28 11:31

AFRICANS ACCUSE 'WESTERNERS' OF SPREADING EBOLA!

Health workers with Doctors Without Borders have been threatened with knives, stones and machetes by Guineans who blame them for spreading the deadly virus.

Jul 28 10:54

Statement: No scientific consensus on GMO safety

As scientists, physicians, academics, and experts from disciplines relevant to the scientific, legal, social and safety assessment aspects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs),[1] we strongly reject claims by GM seed developers and some scientists, commentators, and journalists that there is a “scientific consensus” on GMO safety[2] [3] [4] and that the debate on this topic is “over”.[5]

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Mostly because we heard the same bovine excrement regarding the debate on human-caused global warming!

Jul 28 10:44

WHO, Govt Shut Down Hospital Over Ebola Virus

As part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Federal Government have shut down the hospital, First Consultants Medical Centre Limited, Ikoyi Road, Obalende, Lagos, where the first victim died.

They have also begun testing of all passengers on the same flight with the first Ebola virus victim in Nigeria who died on Friday in a Lagos hospital. Already, the WHO African Region has opened a sub-regional outbreak coordination centre in Conakry, Guinea.

Jul 28 09:54

Liberia doctor dies of Ebola, two Americans infected

One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, and two American aid workers at a hospital in the West African country have been infected, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Jul 28 09:53

GMO pushers horrified at idea of being held responsible for their role in farmer suicides, crop failures and environmental devastation

The single greatest fear of GMO pushers has just been revealed. In the days after I wrote my now-famous article comparing GMO advocates to Nazi collaborators, the blogosphere erupted with a heated discussion of Monsanto, journalism, the scientific dictatorship of the Nazi empire and the parallels with modern-day GMO pushers.

This story thrust the topic of GMOs back into the minds of millions of people, which was of course the whole point. It also helped introduced terms into the minds of the public like "Monsanto collaborators" and "agricultural holocaust." Critics of the article only helped this effort by pointing to it and bringing more traffic to Natural News, causing our email subscriber list to rapidly explode over the last few days.

Jul 28 07:52

Liberia Finance Ministry in 24-Hour Shutdown After Ebola Death

In the wake of the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus and the recent untimely death of Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, having contracted the virus, the Ministry wishes to announce the following measures to ensure public safety and instill confidence in users of services at the Ministry.

At the very highest level of the Ministry, all senior officials coming in direct or indirect contact with Mr. Sawyer have been placed on the prescribed 21 days observatory surveillance period starting July 20th, the day Mr. Sawyer departed the country for Nigeria.

Jul 27 16:34

Charlotte missionary tests positive for Ebola virus

A Charlotte native is the second U.S. citizen to test positive for the Ebola virus in Liberia.

According to Samaritan's Purse, Writebol was working with a joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team, treating Ebola patients at the Case Management Center in Monrovia.

Jul 27 08:19

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.

The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an international flight also raised new fears that other passengers could take the disease beyond Africa due to weak inspection of passengers and the fact Ebola's symptoms are similar to other diseases.

Jul 27 07:09

Nearly 300,000 suicides in India so far from GMO crop failures

The Western media is steeped in denial about the true damage being caused by genetically modified (GM) crops, especially in the developing Third World. But despite the lies you may have heard from mainstream news sources, nearly 300,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide since 1995 as a direct result of mounting debt and crop failures associated with GMO crops, and mainly cotton crops that were forcibly converted to patented, transgenic varieties owned by Big Biotech.

A report by India's National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) revealed that, between 1995 and 2011, 290,740 farmer suicides had taken place due to economic failure, poverty and bankruptcy caused by GMO adoption. And in the years since that time, for which there is no official data, there have more than likely been thousands of additional suicides, bringing this number to at least 300,000 and possibly higher.

Jul 27 07:07

The Agricultural Holocaust explained: the 10 worst ways GMOs threaten humanity and our natural world

Why are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a serious threat to humanity and the environment? The reasons span the realms of science, social justice, economics and the environment, and once you understand this, you'll readily understand why so many environmentalists, humanitarians, responsible scientists and social justice advocates are strongly opposed to GMOs.

Here are the top 10 ways GMOs threaten us all:

Jul 26 08:51

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

Big wins can happen in small places. The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

The settlement was approved last year, but details were worked out only weeks ago as to how the funds were to be spent.

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This kind of thing should be happening internationally to Monsanto, for all the harm they have done to people, and to this planet.

Jul 25 12:50

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO

The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Jul 25 10:21

Ebola Victim On The Run In West Africa Capital

Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's okay, just bring her over to Mexico and send her across the border to give Nancy Pelosi a huge hug and a big, wet, sloppy kiss, and she'll call you a "refugee Baby Jesus" and give you all kinds of free goodies!

Jul 25 10:20

New IRS Form Proves Obama Lied About Individual Mandate Tax

On Thursday the IRS released a slew of draft 2014 tax forms. The new draft Form 1040 shows a new surtax line has been created for the payment of the individual mandate surtax – see line 61 of the 1040.

President Obama has repeatedly denied that the surtax is in fact actually a tax.

Jul 25 08:42

La Raza President: 'Un-American' to Protest Illegal Immigration

Murguia also said that there is "nothing more un-American than deliberately frightening" illegal immigrant children. She called Republican elected officials like Texas Governor Rick Perry "reprehensible" for sending the National Guard to the border and being concerned about crime and diseases that illegal immigrants are bringing with them across the border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nations have borders for the same reason houses have doors, to decide who comes in and who does not. No nation on earth has an open border where people can come and go as they please. If you demand fairness, let the US have the same immigration policies as Mexico does.

There is a legal path anyone can follow to become a US citizen and for those who follow that path, welcome and I hope the US lives up to your expectations. (But I doubt it will.)

But for the illegal immigrants, I want to focus on that first word, "illegal." These people are criminals simply for stepping across the border without permission from the legal citizens of this country.

Back in the heyday of "Give us your tired, your poor, your teeming masses yearning to breath free" medical checks were required, and those who were carrying dangerous illnesses were either quarantined until they got better, or sent home if their condition was incurable, to protect the health of the American people. This strikes me as sensible.

The surge of illegals coming across the border are confirmed to be carrying infectious tuberculosis, HIV, H1N1, Bubonic Plague, among other contagious illnesses. This is not hysteria, it is a documented fact. Legal Americans are being placed at risk of their health by Obama's immigration "policy."

The World Heath Organization is warning that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will escape that continent, and news stories in Italy and Spain suggest this may have already happened. We may presume that some West Africans traveled to Brazil for the recent World Cup. This particular strain of Ebola has an incubation period of up to 21 days during which the patient is infectious, although unaware they are ill. So, our hypothetical infected soccer fan gives the infection to another soccer fan who flew in from Nicaragua, or Honduras, or Mexico, who then fly back and pass it to someone who is on their way north to the Mexican border. This is not improbable. Given enough time, it is inevitable.

This current strain of Ebola has a lethality rate of 56%. There is no cure. There is no vaccine. And until that border with Mexico is sealed shut, there is no way to prevent it from eventually reaching the United States.

If a foreign government intentionally sent thousands of people carrying infectious diseases into the United States, we would call it an act of biological warfare, or at least a bio-terror attack. What do we call it when the President of the United States does it?

Now to the economic dimensions. Again, back in the heyday of "Give us your tired, your poor, your teeming masses yearning to breath free", America was industrializing and turning the west into a vast agricultural resource. America needed new workers, and welcomed them in. Today is different. There are 90 million Americans willing and able to work, but unable to find jobs according to the US Bureau of labor statistics. That means there are also no jobs for the illegals. Across the west, which is after all a desert, we hear reports of water shortages which will only be made worse by a sudden surge in population being sent in by bus and plane.

I understand politicians pushing an agenda, whether it is to secure Obama's legacy for immigration reform, to craft a permanent democratic voting bloc, or to further depress wages with a glut of cheap workers, but we need to step back and widen our gaze to what is best for the nation as a whole.

Back when Eisenhower was President, he shut the border with Mexico down with only 10% of the border patrol agents now working for ICE. So, we know it can be done if the President wants it. Hence, the current open border situation is an intentional result of White House policy, and one can only wonder why.

Jul 24 12:22

Lagos: Ebola Is Here

The deadly Ebola Virus Disease which has killed over over 500 people in West Africa has hit Lagos, the Lagos state government says.

Jul 24 11:16

FLASHBACK - An exodus which was merely a myth

Showing the foundations of the fort of the XVIIIth dynasty, the oldest ever found in this line of defense, known as the road of Horus, Mohamad Abdel-Maqsoud, the leader of excavations and the director of the central administration of Egyptian antiquities, said that it is testimony to the fierceness of the fighting. "It is here that was established the first large lock of the empire against the conquerors from the east, as the Hyksos," he says, whereas today the Suez Canal is only 5 km. But the basis for subsequent attacks in the Pharaonic empire in the direction of Palestine, with the establishment of a chain composed of a dozen strongholds until what is now known as the Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel gains a great deal of political advantage from the story of Exodus. But much of the Torah or Old Testament is simply stolen from other sources. The story of Noah and the Flood, for example, was copied from the Epic of Gilgamesh, as was the story of Job. It is important to recall that in those days there was no prohibition on copying. The physical book or scroll was the thing of value due to the labor intensive process of creating it, and copying/modifying other stories was accepted practice.

But according to modern archaeologists, including Egypt's Dr. Zahi Hawass, the story told of the flight of the Hebrews from Pharaoh actually happened to the Hyksos, who fled Egypt looting as they went which is why Pharaoh chased after them.

It is important to understand that rulers always lie, and the Israelites are no different.

See OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS

Jul 24 10:57

FLASHBACK 2013 - Zionists design myth of Jewish genome to usurp Palestine

They perpetrated the fraud solely to support the bogus biblical claim to Palestine which was anchored in their being a separate people. This distinguished them from all others because they claimed a land title in their blood. They bet the farm on this DNA proof of purchase, a God given bar coded passport to the Palestine. Dr. Ehaik just erased the bar code. It was just stamped on anyway, because it was never in the blood.

Why, why did they do it? The second half of the answer not revealed in his research was that you had a bunch of atheist, communist Jews shoot their way into taking over the Land with the sole moral cover that 'God gave it us only'.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has sold the lie that "Jewish" is an ethnic group in addition to being a religion. But the DNA tells another story, of dozens of other ethnic groups converting to Judaism and simply declaring they are a different and superior race to all others, with a mandate from the imaginary playmate in the sky that they are supposed to own all of Palestine (and anything else they can get their hands on).

Jul 24 10:44

Liberian Man Tested For Ebola In World's Fourth Most Populous City

Yesterday, when reporting on the latest tragic development in the wost ever Ebola outbreak to sweep through west Africa, namely that the head doctor tasked with containing the virus had himself contracted it, we commented that the "only good news, if any, is that even as the epidemic which has raged for months, and now appears to be out of control, it has not spilled out of Africa into other continents yet." That may not be the case for much longer following an update earlier today by Reuters that a Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a megacity of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There have been reports of Ebola escaping to Europe, with the report of some forty patients held in isolation in Italy, followed by the man who dies in Spain, but these have been officially "Orwellized" lest Ebola harm the tourism trade! The Spanish case is most interesting because the patient was described as having died of "Ebola-like symptoms", but we were assured it was not Ebola. Okay, the symptoms are those of some kind of hemorrhagic fever, so what was it, if it was not Ebola?

Jul 24 10:40

U.S. Pork Producers Keep Using Drug Banned or Restricted in 160 Countries

Pig farmers in the United States have continued to feed a controversial drug to their livestock, choosing production needs over human and animal health concerns, according to critics.

The drug is ractopamine, which is given to 60% to 80% of all domestic pigs and cattle to make them grow leaner before slaughter. The Food and Drug Administration first approved it 15 years ago, claiming the drug was safe to use.

But food safety advocates disagree with this claim and the assertions of farmers who rely on the product made by Elanco, a division of drug maker Eli Lilly. They point out that 160 countries have either outlawed the drug or limited its use, while also noting the existence of 160,000 reports of pigs becoming ill or dying after being fed ractopamine.

The nonprofit Center for Food Safety cited information from the European Food Safety Authority showing ractopamine can cause increased heart rates in humans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Call me silly, but I do not think I am going to be eating American pork any time soon!!

Jul 24 09:48

Map of Ebola in West Africa

Jul 23 10:10

Sierra Leone's Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts Virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.

The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West African country. Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected and there is no cure or vaccine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lethality of this particular strain is running at 56%.

Jul 22 11:30

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums, saying financial aid can be paid only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.

About 100 miles to the south in Richmond, Virginia, another appeals court panel unanimously came to the opposite conclusion, ruling that the Internal Revenue Service correctly interpreted the will of Congress when it issued regulations allowing consumers in all 50 states to purchase subsidized coverage.

The White House immediately declared that policyholders will keep getting financial aid as the administration sorts out the legal implications.

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Jul 22 11:14

Encephalitis claims 67 lives in eastern India in fortnight

An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 67 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, describing the situation as “alarming”, a top health official says

"Of the total 341 cases in the region, 67 deaths have been recorded so far," West Bengal health services director Biswaranjan Satpathy said on Tuesday.

He added that eight of the victims were children below the age of 15.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The global health system appears to be breaking down. Vaccines are probing ineffective and germs are evolving to be resistant to antibiotics.

Jul 22 09:12

BREAKING: Obamacare dealt massive setback by federal appeals court

Millions of Americans are not entitled to government health insurance subsidies under Obamacare because of the way the law is written, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

In a decision that could blow a massive hold in President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the court held that people living in states that relied on the federal government to set up their insurance market exchanges cannot offer the subsidies considered critical to making coverage affordable.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the administration used an IRS rule to stretch the meaning of the Affordable Care Act, which said financial aid to to low- and middle-income people should only flow to exchanges “established by the State.” If that means only state-run exchanges, it would cut off subsidies to two-thirds of the nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jul 21 08:37

Ebola Outbreak Continues to Spread through West Africa

Something deadly is creeping across African borders, undetected.

Since February, an Ebola outbreak has spread from the remote southeast of Guinea across the fluid boundaries of West Africa into Sierra Leone and Liberia. 85 new cases were reported in the second week of July alone, helping to push the death toll to just over 600, and increasing pressure on the global health community to bring the epidemic under control.

But it’s not so easy. The early symptoms of Ebola are hardly unique and therefore they are difficult to detect. The most common signs are fever, vomiting, bleeding and diarrhea. As the infection progresses, individuals experience internal bleeding, an inability to clot blood, organ failure, and a shutdown of their immune system.

Jul 21 08:19

First Moon Landing 1969

Jul 21 07:38

Uganda alert after Ebola reports in DRC

Ugandan health experts are monitoring neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo where suspected cases of Ebola have been reported.

Jul 20 08:57

Michigan Food Seizure by Stealth, Welcome to Amerika

Jenny Samuelson was all set to do the deal dictated by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: Dispose of nearly $5,000 worth of raw milk, cream, butter, eggs, and cheese. Under MDARD supervision, she was to bring the 250 gallons of milk to a neighboring farm, where the farmer would use it for fertilizer. The 10 gallons of cream and 20 pounds of butter would go in a dumpster. And the 100 dozen beautiful unwashed and unrefrigerated pastured eggs (raised without soy feed) would be smashed and turned into compost.

She would also discontinue all deliveries of cream and butter to herdshare members, despite their serious unhappiness about losing access to these foods.

But then the MDARD agents canceled out on the Saturday morning arrangements whereby they would observe the disposal of the food. They have now agreed to show up first thing Monday morning to watch the dirty deed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government wants us all dependent on the large food corporations, even if what those corporations provide is inferior to naturally produced farm food. It's all about the money, and a healthy population is not only not a factor, but preferable to keep us dependent on the pharmaceutical industry to deal with the illnesses from corporate foods' chemical additives.

Jul 20 08:06

US Government Orders Farmers To Destroy 30 Million Pounds Of Their Own Crop

In one of the worst examples of government regulation and intrusion, the US government ordered Michigan cherry farmers to literally dump 30 million pounds of cherries on the ground. Even worse, many cherry farmers are being driven out of business because of the outrageous rules.

The practice is coming to national light because of a new lawsuit against the government filed by a cherry processor. A judge currently is considering issue.

“The food pantry shelves are bare, people going hungry, and here we are dumping millions of pounds of cherries on the ground,” Michigan cherry grower Rob Manigold said of the 2009 incident. That was the same year farmer Leonard Ligon dumped 72,000 pounds of tart cherries along a road outside Traverse City, Michigan, to protest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations on his state’s cherries.

Jul 19 16:32

On this date in 1976 - Viking 1 touches down on mars

Jul 19 16:31

On this day in 1969 - Apollo 11 lands on the sea of tranquility


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Apollo 11 landing site imaged by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Jul 19 12:22

Ebola 2014: West Africa outbreak tops 1,000 cases, situation remains ‘serious’

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has hit a new “milestone” as the World Health Organization reports in an update today than the number of cases have exceeded 1,000. The global health agency says the current epidemic trend of EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with 67 new cases and 19 deaths reported from 15 – 17 July 2014.

Jul 19 06:22

Hospitals and commonly prescribed drugs are killing and harming the elderly

A study published last November in the New England Journal of Medicine found that blood thinners and diabetes drugs caused most of the emergency hospital visits for drug reactions among people over 65 years of age in the United States. According to the study, just four medications - used alone or in combination - were responsible for two-thirds of the emergency hospitalizations among older adults.

Jul 19 06:18

Scandal at the FDA: board members with drug maker ties voted to approve drug that's killing women

An investigation by the Washington Monthly and the British Medical Journal determined that at least four members of an FDA advisory board which voted to approve a drug used in the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin had either done work for the drugs' manufacturer or received research funds from the manufacturer. Though the four committee members disclosed their ties to the FDA, the FDA decided that the ties did not matter and did not make the disclosures public. Tragically, the drugs the committee endorsed have been killing the women who take them.

Jul 18 17:08

WHO reports 18 new Ebola cases in West Africa

Cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa continue surfacing at a steady clip, as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed 18 new illnesses and 11 new deaths over 2 days.

Jul 17 07:37

List of Fracking Bans Worldwide

Food and Water Watch maintains a state-by-state, up-to-the-minute list and map of actions passed against fracking in the U.S. As of today, the national total has risen to 418.

Jul 16 08:05

Golden Rice: GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortunes attempting to sway the public but to no avail. Local, organic agriculture is growing in popularity and proliferating across all social-strata. The introduction of technology to automate and augment organic farming is making it as competitive and accessible or more so than the capital-intensive models of monopoly employed by big-ag.

In response, big-ag has attempted several distasteful public relation stunts, including "super bananas for Africa" and "Golden Rice" to allegedly feed Asia's poor.

They claim these initiatives are purely altruistic. Business Insider in its article, "A Miracle Rice Could Save Millions Of Lives," claims:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it comes to GMO foods, the the desired outcome by these big Pharm/Agra companies is to completely destroy local, indigenous crops so that farmers have no options except to buy from them.

Jul 15 17:39

Methane explosion? Meteorite crater? Scientists baffled by gigantic 262ft hole that has appeared at Siberia's 'End of The World'

The cause of the hole's sudden appearance in Yamal - which translates as 'the end of the world' - in the far north of Siberia is not yet known.

There has been web speculation about the crater indicating 'the arrival of a UFO craft'.

But one Russian expert says the cause is more likely to be global warming releasing gases under the surface, which then explode like a champagne cork.

Experts say that the darkening around the inner rim of the crater indicates 'severe burning' which scorched its edges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Already being blamed on human-caused global warming!

Jul 15 11:03

West Africa ebola crisis worsens, death toll hits 603

WHO said there were 85 new cases between July 8-12, highlighting continued high levels of transmission. International and local medics were struggling to get access to communities as many residents feared outsiders were spreading rather than fighting Ebola.

"It's very difficult for us to get into communities where there is hostility to outsiders," WHO spokesman Dan Epstein told a news briefing in Geneva. "We still face rumors, and suspicion and hostility. ... People are isolated, they're afraid, they're scared."

Sierra Leone recorded the highest number of deaths, which include confirmed, probable and suspect cases of Ebola, with 52. Liberia reported 13 and Guinea 3, according to the WHO figures.

Epstein said the main focus in the three countries is tracing people who have been exposed to people with Ebola and monitoring them for the 21 day incubation period to see if they were infected.

Jul 15 07:03

Why Oil Companies Caused 7 Earthquakes This Weekend

There were seven earthquakes in Oklahoma over the weekend. Crazy, right? Not when you consider that, as of June 2014, there have been more earthquakes in Oklahoma than anywhere else in the continental United States, including California. It's not by a narrow margin, either. Just taking quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or greater into account, the most recent numbers have them "winning" 207 to 140, a beating the likes of which hasn't been seen in an Oklahoma vs. California match-up since this year's NBA Western Conference Semifinals.

Jul 15 06:49

Ebola outbreak in West Africa now the largest on record

Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals.

Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever that can cause its victims to bleed from the ears and nose, had never before been seen in this part of West Africa where medical clinics are few and far between. The disease has turned up in at least two other countries - Liberia and Sierra Leone - and 539 deaths have been attributed to the outbreak that is now the largest on record.

Jul 14 07:34

Congressman Secretly Forced EPA To Lift Ban On Deadly Weedkillers Made With Heavy Metal Arsenic

The U.S. is in the midst of an arsenic crisis. And yet a single U.S. congressman, admittedly influenced by corporate lobbying, is consciously blocking efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose new restrictions on the chemical element that would protect the public against this known neurotoxin and carcinogen.

Jul 12 11:52

Ebola Spreads to Sierra Leone Capital of Freetown as Deaths Rise

The worst outbreak of Ebola moved to Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown where an Egyptian was found with the city’s first confirmed case of the disease.

The unidentified Egyptian national had traveled from Kenema, the largest city in the nation’s Eastern Province, and checked into a clinic east of Freetown, Sidie Yahya Tunis, director of Information, Communication and Technology at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, said by phone today. The person was moved back to the Ebola center in Kenema, he said.

Jul 12 07:52

Parents can get refunds for some anti-depressant drugs given to kids

Thousands of Missouri parents are entitled to refunds for antidepressants prescribed to children because the drugs were unapproved for use in that age group, a federal judge has ruled.

Forest Laboratories and its subsidiary Forest Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Earth City, agreed to pay up to $10.4 million in refunds for misleading parents into giving the drugs Celexa and Lexapro to children and teenagers, according to a recent settlement of a class action lawsuit.

A judge in the case ruled that under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, “parents have the right to be fully informed about the potential efficacy of a drug,” said Brent Wisner, a Los Angeles-based attorney for the plaintiffs.

Anyone who bought Celexa for someone under 18 from 1998 to 2013 or Lexapro from 2002 to 2013 is eligible for partial to full refunds, or $50 if the total amount spent on the drugs cannot be proven.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And no jail time for the corporate leadership of this organization?!?

In my world, the judge wimped out here completely.

No maker of pharmaceuticals has the right to lie to parents of kids to get their kids to take any kind of medication, period, end of discussion.

The only way to get this behaviour to stop on the part of Big Pharma, is to jail the executives who made the decision to market their drugs inappropriately, and have them serve their time in a regular, hard-time prison.

Jul 11 14:10

CDC: Smallpox found in NIH storage room is alive

Jul 11 12:46

M6.8 - 129km ESE of Namie, Japan

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No tsunami expected.

Jul 11 09:51

Americans Are Too Stupid For GMO Labeling, Congressional Panel Says

It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week.

The issue was genetically modified organisms, or GMOs as they're often known in the food industry. And members of the subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, as well as their four experts, agreed that the genetic engineering of food crops has been a thorough success responsible for feeding the hungry, improving nutrition and reducing the use of pesticides.

People who oppose GMOs or want them labeled so that consumers can know what they're eating are alarmists who thrive on fear and ignorance, the panel agreed. Labeling GMO foods would only stoke those fears, and harm a beneficial thing, so it should not be allowed, the lawmakers and witnesses agreed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congrats, US House Agricultural Committee, which includes the following congressional members;

Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla.
Chairman

Bob Goodlatte, Va., Vice Chairman
Steve King, Iowa
Randy Neugebauer, Texas
Mike Rogers, Ala.
K. Michael Conaway, Texas
Glenn Thompson, Pa.
Bob Gibbs, Ohio
Austin Scott, Ga.
Scott Tipton, Colo.
Rick Crawford, Ark.
Martha Roby, Ala.
Scott Desjarlais, Tenn.
Chris Gibson, N.Y.
Vicky Hartzler, Mo.
Reid Ribble, Wis.
Kristi Noem, S.D.
Dan Benishek, Mich.
Jeff Denham, Calif.
Stephen Fincher, Tenn.
Doug LaMalfa, Calif.
Richard Hudson, N.C.
Rodney Davis, Ill.
Chris Collins, N.Y.
Ted Yoho, Fla.
Vance McAllister, La.

Democratic Minority

Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn.
Ranking Member

Mike McIntyre, N.C.
David Scott, Ga.
Jim Costa, Calif.
Timothy J. Walz, Minn.
Kurt Schrader, Ore.
Marcia Fudge, Ohio
Jim McGovern, Mass.
Suzan DelBene, Wash.
Gloria Negrete McLeod, Calif.
Filemon Vela, Texas
Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M.
Ann Kuster, N.H.
Rick Nolan, Minn.
Pete Gallego, Texas
William Enyart, Ill.
Juan Vargas, Calif.
Cheri Bustos, Ill.
Sean Patrick Maloney, N.Y.
Joe Courtney, Conn.
John Garamendi, Calif.

You have just collectively destroyed your chances for re-election, no matter how much of a "safe seat" you believe you have, because We the People know who owns you!!

This is not about public ignorance; it is about public knowledge of the harm GMO products can do, and refusing GMO labeling will push people harder into either growing their own fruits and vegetables, or eating completely organic, collapsing the GMO industry in this country.

Jul 11 08:49

1 mn gallons of oil-drilling byproducts leaked into N. Dakota drinking water

A North Dakota pipeline has hemorrhaged about 1 million gallons of oil-drilling saltwater into the ground of a native Indian reservation, with some of the byproduct suspected to have leaked into a lake that provides drinking water.

The spill of a toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation was discovered on Tuesday.

The cleanup is expected to last for weeks, according to Miranda Jones, vice president of environmental safety at Crestwood Midstream Services Inc. A subsidiary of Crestwood - Aero Pipeline LLC - owns the underground pipeline.

Jones believes the leak started over the Fourth of July weekend, but was only detected when the company was sorting through production loss reports, according to AP.

"This is something no company wants on their record, and we are working diligently to clean it up," Jones said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We now know who owns North Dakota legislators.

And for the First American people who live here, remediation will come far too little and far too late before they are poisoned by the waters provided by this lake.

Jul 10 13:05

EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval

The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules.

According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register. The notice claimed that federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order."

Jul 10 09:18

Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple Monsanto?

Monsanto's herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.
For years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of a chronic kidney disease epidemic that has hit Central America, India and Sri Lanka. The disease occurs in poor peasant farmers who do hard physical work in hot climes. In each instance, the farmers have been exposed to herbicides and to heavy metals. The disease is known as CKDu, for Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology. The "u" differentiates this illness from other chronic kidney diseases where the cause is known. Very few Western medical practitioners are even aware of CKDu, despite the terrible toll it has taken on poor farmers from El Salvador to South Asia.

David McQueen, a US delegate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who has since retired from the agency, explained the US position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That such toxic chemicals are allowed to be sold - ANYWHERE - demonstrates, without question, the toxic grip Monsanto has on politicians world-wide.

Jul 10 07:09

Salvadoran Farmers Successfully Oppose the Use of Monsanto Seeds

Farmers across El Salvador united to block a stipulation in a US aid package to their country that would have indirectly required the purchase of Monsanto genetically modified (GM) seeds.

Thousands of farmers, like 45-year-old farmer Juan Joaquin Luna Vides, prefer to source their seeds locally, and not to use Monsanto’s GM seeds.

“Transnational companies have been known to provide expired seeds that they weren’t able to distribute elsewhere,” said Vides, who heads the Diversified Production program at the Mangrove Association, a community development organization that works in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador.

“We would like the US embassy and the misinformed media outlets [that are pressuring the Salvadoran government to change their procurement procedure] to know more about the reality of national producers and recognize the food sovereignty of the country,” he added.

Jul 09 09:30

VA denied 80 percent of disability claims filed by Gulf War veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released data that shows 80 percent of disability claims filed by Gulf War veterans for conditions related to the war have been denied, citing “inadequate and insufficient evidence” to indicate that the cancers, chronic fatigue and migraines they suffer from are service-related.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those b#stards: how dare they have done that to our Vets?!?!!

Look, folks, the reality here is, the older I get, the more viscerally Quaker I become about war.

But for the men and women who put their lives on the line, I am firmly of the opinion that they should get the same level of medical care as does Dick Cheney; they have earned it!!

Jul 09 06:37

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Found To Be 125X More Toxic Than Regulators Claim

Roundup herbicide was manufactured by Monsanto and is one of the worlds most widely used herbicides around the world. Numerous studies have emerged linking its main ingredient, glyphosate, to a number of health ailments that include cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and more.

A new study published in the journal Biomedical Research International shows that Roundup herbicide is 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation.

Jul 08 10:04

Barefoot and Pregnant: The Supreme Court and the War on Women

There really is a war on women, and recently the U.S. Supreme Court has made the conduct of that war even easier. Due to majority decisions by this court, women are now more vulnerable in their physical persons and in their ability to plan their economic lives.

This is a war because war involves both physical injury as well as economic deprivation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I respectfully disagree with the Reverend's perspective here. This is not at all about access to birth control; it is a question of who pays for it.

I do not know if she has priced birth control recently. However, the monthly cost of birth control in this country, if one is using a generic birth control pill, is not that expensive at all. As reported at womenshealthmag.com:

ou scour supermarkets for the cheapest shampoo and the best deal on laundry detergent, so why shouldn’t you look for a bargain when filling your prescription? Call around and research your pill online to price your drug at the big pharmacies. Bonus: Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and most of the others have prescription savings clubs. You can get a 90-day supply of the drug for $12 on some of the plans.

That comes out to less than 14 cents per day; not a huge expenditure.

Jul 08 09:02

Halbig v. Burwell: The next big Obamacare case

In brief, these cases claim the IRS has exceeded its statutory authority in authorizing tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies on federal exchanges because the PPACA only authorizes tax credits for the purchase of insurance on an exchange “established by the State under Section 1311.” Section 1311 instructs states to create exchanges. Federal exchanges are established under Section 1321 of the Act.

At one level these cases present a straightforward statutory interpretation question. The text is clear and does not contradict any other provisions in the Act. That would seem to settle the matter.

Jul 08 08:23

Fifty new Ebola cases and 25 deaths in West Africa - WHO

Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3, as the deadly virus continues to spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is at least one confirmed death from Ebola in Ghana. The WHO list is incomplete.

Jul 08 07:44

Nyaho Clinic suspected Ebola virus patient dies

The American who was suspected to be carrying the Ebola virus at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra is reported dead after blood testing on him revealed signs of the disease were glaring.

The said American, name withheld, died yesterday afternoon while under surveillance at the infirmary.

He arrived from Guinea on Sunday and reported at the clinic for medical attention.

As a result, Ghana’s Health Ministry is currently having a crunch meeting with stakeholders on the matter.

Jul 08 07:22

Cuba Develops Four Cancer Vaccines, Ignored by the Media

The fact that Cuba has already developed four cancer vaccines undoubtedly is big news for humanity if you bear in mind that according to the World Health Organization nearly 8 million people die from that disease every year. However, the monopoly media have completely ignored this reality.

Jul 08 06:31

Japan Typhoon Neoguri video: ‘Worst storm in 15 yrs’ making landfall [VIDEOS]

Jul 07 21:02

Obamacare faces another court threat — and this one could be fatal

The threats to Obamacare just keep on coming……

A case before the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia may determine the Affordable Care Act was written in such a way that it prevents the federal government’s HealthCare.gov web site from offering subsidies.

Now such a ruling would have a long way to go before it actually would become enacted — and a lot of legal hoops would have to be jumped through — but such a finding could be a show-stopper for Obamacare. More than 5 million of the 8 million who signed up for Obamacare through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ web site would thus not be eligible for tax credits. Most, presumably, would fall off the rolls of the insured.

Jul 06 09:58

Biological Hazard in Sierra Leone on Monday, 26 May, 2014 at 17:36 (05:36 PM) UTC.

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone said there have been 73 deaths as a result of 254 confirmed cases of the Ebola virus. There are 92 patients currently in treatment centers, the ministry said today in an e-mailed statement. Cases of the hemorrhagic fever have killed 467 people, including at least 32 health workers, in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the World Health Organization said yesterday.

Jul 06 07:55

Outbreak of bubonic plague in Bolivia

Bolivia's public health authorities declared the province of La Paz on epidemiological alert owing to an outbreak of bubonic plague detected in communities along the border with Peru, the government said Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014.

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Jul 06 06:31

Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company

While the debate about the impact of GM crops on the environment continues, the question of their effect on human health looks increasingly settled. The National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, Britain’s Royal Society, the European Commission, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among others, have all surveyed the substantial research literature and found no evidence that the GM foods on the market today are unsafe to eat. One of the few dissenting research papers, a 2012 study in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology that found tumors in rats fed modified maize, was retracted by the journal last fall after questions were raised about the researchers’ methodology.

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Jul 05 09:30

Russian scientists raising funds to rebuild Tesla Tower, satisfy world energy hunger

Two Russian physicists are fundraising to realize their project for wireless energy transmission once proposed by brilliant 20th-century scientist Nikola Tesla. Solar panels and an upgraded Tesla Tower could solve global energy hunger, they say.

Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, claim they have spent years scrutinizing the Nikola Tesla’s patents and diaries and they believe that with his most ambitious project – transcontinental wireless energy transmissions – Tesla came very close to unprecedented scientific discovery that could be brought to fruition.

The enthusiasts say they need about $800,000 to reconstruct the famous Wardenclyffe Tower once created by Tesla himself to implement his ideas and find a commercial application for his ideas on long-distance wireless energy transmission.

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I hope these guys are wearing their Kevlar undies, and that this experiment does see the light of day.

My concern is that, if successful, this project will be scooped up and buried by large energy concerns, or that these brothers could be "neutralized" by elements of large corporations which don't want to see such a project move forward, and be implemented.

Jul 04 12:03

Systematic bribery at GlaxoSmithKline China 'credible' - investigator

Allegations that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) systematically bribed doctors in China are credible, says an investigator hired by the firm.

Peter Humphrey was hired only to investigate who was behind a suspected smear campaign against GSK.

But after he finished his report, he learned the details of further allegations against the firm and told colleagues he believed they were true.

GSK told the BBC it did not tolerate corruption in its business.

Jul 03 12:02

AMA ‘junk science’ study used to falsely label vitamins and minerals as dangerous

The mainstream media is awash and abuzz with news about a new study which purports to show that taking vitamins, minerals and other supplements can be dangerous. However, even a perfunctory look at the study reveals it to a seriously flawed study using junk science.

The study, published in the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) Archives of Internal Medicine, actually consisted of nothing more than an analysis of a series of three questionnaires given to almost 39,000 women over a 19 year period.

The researchers analyzed the self-reported results and determined that there was a 2.4 percent increased risk of death associated with the use of multiple vitamins. Though such an amount is statistically insignificant, that did not keep the media from jumping on the story as proof of the danger of taking vitamin and mineral supplements. And the study authors themselves declared:

“We see little justification for the general and widespread use of dietary supplements”.

Jul 03 08:57

Six months after marijuana legalization: Colorado tax revenue skyrockets as crime falls

At the Native Roots Apothecary, a discreet marijuana shop in a grand old building in Denver’s busy 16th street shopping mall, business is so brisk that customers are given a number before taking a seat to wait their turn.

There are young men in ball caps, nervous-looking professionals in suits, and the frail and elderly. Staff say customers have been flocking to their outlets since Colorado voted to allow recreational pot use for adults from January.

Six months on, Colorado’s marijuana shops are mushrooming, with support from local consumers, weed tourists and federal government taking a wait-and-see attitude.

Tax dollars are pouring in, crime is down in Denver, and few of the early concerns about social breakdown have materialized – at least so far.

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Looks like good news all around, at least for the moment!! :-)

Jul 03 07:18

Syngenta Stalks Scientist who Proves their Herbicide Toxic

Three years earlier, Syngenta, one of the largest agribusinesses in the world, had asked Hayes to conduct experiments on the herbicide atrazine, which is applied to more than half the corn in the United States. Hayes was thirty-one, and he had already published twenty papers on the endocrinology of amphibians. David Wake, a professor in Hayes’s department, said that Hayes “may have had the greatest potential of anyone in the field.” But, when Hayes discovered that atrazine might impede the sexual development of frogs, his dealings with Syngenta became strained, and, in November, 2000, he ended his relationship with the company.

Hayes continued studying atrazine on his own, and soon he became convinced that Syngenta representatives were following him to conferences around the world. He worried that the company was orchestrating a campaign to destroy his reputation. He complained that whenever he gave public talks there was a stranger in the back of the room, taking notes.

Jul 03 07:16

Nevada woman whose Obamacare enrollment was delayed died of cancer

A cancer-stricken Nevada woman whose health insurance coverage was delayed due to enrollment troubles with her state’s Obamacare-mandated health care exchange has died.

Linda Rolain, who has battled an aggressive brain tumor but didn’t receive insurance coverage until it was too late — despite numerous attempts to enroll in Nevada’s problem-plagued insurance exchange — succumbed to her cancer Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

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"See? I told you Obamacare would lower costs! It is based on the same tried and tested method we use over at the VA. Ignore 'em 'til they die! HUGE savings!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 03 07:03

Yes, There’s Wood Pulp in Burgers…Here’s Why I Think it Matters

On Monday, Quartz published an article by Devin Cohen titled, There is a Secret Ingredient in Your Burgers: Wood Pulp. Given the headline and people’s already present suspicion regarding all of the shady and potentially dangerous ingredients hidden in food items, the article gained a lot of traction. In subsequent days, most journalists and bloggers have focused on the dangers of this additive (unclear) and whether or not it is pervasive throughout the food chain as opposed to just fast food (it appears to be).

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So how do they all get away with saying it is a 100% beef patty?!? Has "beef" been redefined from "meat from a cow" to "anything that sort of looks and tastes like beef can be called beef?"

Jul 03 06:48

Obama grants wind industry permit to kill eagles, ruffling more than feathers

By sacrificing a few bald eagles, the Obama administration may have opened a can of worms.

In a bid to give alternative energy sources a boost, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has quietly granted a California wind energy farm a permit to kill a limited number of endangered bald and golden eagles that get sliced up in its giant turbines. But last week’s free pass is sparking anger from wildlife advocates and from free market advocates who ask why they don’t qualify for the same dispensation.

Jul 02 11:29

NATO Accuses Moscow of Covertly Funding Western Anti-Fracking Activists

At a June 19 speaking event at London’s Chatham House, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed the Russian government is covertly working to discredit hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the west from afar.

“I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations — environmental organizations working against shale gas — to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas,”

said Rasmussen, the former Prime Minister of Denmark.

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So if you oppose fracking, YOU ARE IN LEAGUE WITH THE RUSSIANS!!!!!!!

Pathetic.

Jul 02 10:05

Glaxo chief: Our drugs do not work on most patients

Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said fewer than half of the patients prescribed some of the most expensive drugs actually derived any benefit from them.
It is an open secret within the drugs industry that most of its products are ineffective in most patients but this is the first time that such a senior drugs boss has gone public. His comments come days after it emerged that the NHS drugs bill has soared by nearly 50 per cent in three years, rising by £2.3bn a year to an annual cost to the taxpayer of £7.2bn. GSK announced last week that it had 20 or more new drugs under development that could each earn the company up to $1bn (£600m) a year.

"The vast majority of drugs - more than 90 per cent - only work in 30 or 50 per cent of the people," Dr Roses said. "I wouldn't say that most drugs don't work. I would say that most drugs work in 30 to 50 per cent of people. Drugs out there on the market work, but they don't work in everybody."

Jul 02 09:29

George Takei: What if Hobby Lobby was run by Muslims imposing Sharia law on workers?

Former Star Trek actor George Takei blasted Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court allowing the craft store Hobby Lobby to opt out of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

In a post on the website for his new play, Allegiance, the openly gay Takei called Monday’s decision “a stunning setback for women’s reproductive rights.”

“The ruling elevates the rights of a FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION over those of its women employees and opens the door to all manner of claims that a company can refuse services based on its owner’s religion,” Takei wrote.

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A memo to George Takai: George, let me start this by saying that I deeply appreciate your work for LGBT rights, and as a compassionate Christian, may God bless you for it. When Jesus exhorted his followers to "love ye one another", there were no exceptions to that decree, period, end of discussion.

But George, as a woman who gets the importance of contraception and family planning, I have to tell you that you are not correct in your assessment here.

This ruling was not, as you characterize it, “a stunning setback for women’s reproductive rights,"

Women can choose not to work for companies which, on moral or religious grounds, do not pay for contraception in their health benefits plan. And the contraception is still available, with a Doctor's prescription.

It is not a question of access to birth control, but a question of who pays for it.

As reported yesterday at http://selfpaypatient.com/2014/07/01/birth-control-self-pay-patients/:

As a first stop when trying to find the best deals on prescription drugs, I suggest a site like GoodRx or WeRx. These are online platforms that will show you the cash prices of retail pharmacies near you, which can vary substantially. Consider Yaz, which seems to be one of the leading birth control pills on the market. According to GoodRx, prices for the brand name drug are fairly similar at local pharmacies in the Alexandria, Virginia area, between $88 and $92. But the generic versions (gianvi, vesture, lonyra) have a much broader range, between $31 (CVS) and $60 (Target). There’s also Seasonale, and its generic versions jolessa, introvale, and quasense. The brand name is between $269 and $278 at local pharmacies (it’s for three months though, but that’s still pricey at about $90 a month), but prices for the generic versions are much less, between $60 and $70 for a three-month supply at Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens (so around $20 a month). Other local pharmacies have much higher prices, around $105 to $110 for three months’ worth of pills, which is why it pays to search around and compare prices. If $20 or so a month still seems like it’s too much (or the products available at those prices aren’t suitable for some reason) there are even less expensive options. The generic aviane, for example, is $11 at Walgreens, $12 at CVS, and $13 at Rite Aid (all with coupon). Sprintec, another generic, is $9 for a month’s supply at Walmart and Target. Walmart actually has nine different generic birth control pills available for $9 a month, according to their $4 generic drug list (apparently they can’t do it for $4?). Sprintec and what I’m guessing is a variant called tri-sprintec appear to be the only birth control pills offered by Target as part of their $4 generics program.

Jul 02 07:53

Report: Virtually All Food Imported Into U.S. Not Inspected By FDA

Virtually all of the food imported into the United States reaches consumers without being inspected by the federal government, putting the nation at risk of exposure to food-borne illnesses.

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... and deliberate sabotage.

Jul 02 07:48

Exclusive: Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research

A controversial scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment to date by deliberately creating a pandemic strain of flu that can evade the human immune system.

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So what the official story the media is selling you is that this guy created the world's deadliest flu, in theory so he can find ways to fight this disease which would not exist in the first place had he not created it.

And if you believe that one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

In 1975 almost the entire world ratified the International Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, called the Biological Weapons Convention for short.

Under the BWC, nations agree not to develop offensive biological weapons. But there is a loophole in that they are allowed to research and develop defenses to biological weapons. So the game goes like this. Dr. Frankenstein combines ebola and the common cold to make a biological weapon out of a hemorrhagic fever that is transmissible by air, but justifies this development of a biological weapon by saying it is needed in order to develop a defense. So despite the Biological Weapons Convention, the United States is indeed creating biological weapons of mass destruction!

Let us hope he does not drop one of those test tubes!

Jul 02 06:56

GMOs in USDA Organic Food

Jul 01 13:03

In dry California, water fetching record prices

Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts and a pair of landowners in the heart of the state’s farmland are making millions of dollars by auctioning off their private caches.

Nearly 40 others also are seeking to sell their surplus water this year, according to state and federal records.

Economists say it’s been decades since the water market has been this hot. In the last five years alone, the price has grown tenfold to as much as $2,200 an acre-foot — enough to cover a football field with a foot of water.

Jul 01 07:48

Big Victory as Court Upholds Small Towns' Right to Ban Fracking

In a victory for fracking opponents, towns in New York today won the right to ban oil and gas production operations from their communities. The ruling may have widespread effects on the drilling industry as towns continue to file moratoriums on the environmentally harmful process.

Jun 30 06:19

50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle on the horrors they saw

When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman.

The next day, Ms. Riviello said, she was removed from her post as senior nurse manager and given a full-time desk job that prohibited her from contact with patients. She eventually was reprimanded and is facing a 30-day unpaid suspension for releasing the woman.

Now, Ms. Riviello is one of more than 50 whistleblowers who say the Veterans Affairs Department retaliated against them for trying to do their jobs.

Jun 29 15:22

McDonald’s Goes Broke in Bolivia Due to Boycott

McDonald’s happy image and its golden arches aren’t the gateway to bliss in Bolivia. This South American country isn’t falling for the barrage of advertising and fast food cooking methods that so easily engulf countries like the United States. Bolivians simply don’t trust food prepared in such little time. The quick and easy, mass production method of fast food actually turns Bolivians off altogether. Sixty percent of Bolivians are an indigenous population who generally don’t find it worth their health or money to step foot in a McDonald’s. Despite its economically friendly fast food prices, McDonald’s couldn’t coax enough of the indigenous population of Bolivia to eat their BigMacs, McNuggets or McRibs.

Jun 29 09:22

1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide

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Whole lotta shakin' goin' on!

Jun 29 09:14

Big Brother is Coming to Healthcare – How Hospitals are Entering Your Credit Card Info Into Algorithms

The article below is a great example of the unforeseen dangers of creating gigantic bureaucratic systems into which hundreds of millions of people are forced into involuntarily, i.e., Obamacare.

Naturally, now that we have Obamacare all sorts of invasive things are going to be justified for the “greater good.” As Bloomberg notes in the important article below, you may soon be getting calls from your doctor about your personal habits thanks to credit card data mining. If people want to opt-in to such a system fine, but if this is imposed upon the population involuntarily, there is only one word to describe it: Tyranny.

Here are some excerpt from the extremely creepy Bloomberg article:

You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores.

Jun 29 07:54

Hidden fees mean some patients pay for hospitals they don't use

Linda Talotta thought it was a mistake when she received two several-hundred-dollar hospital bills in the mail from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center earlier this year.

She hadn’t been to the hospital.

But as Talotta soon learned, it wasn’t a mistake. The charges of more than $400 each were facility fees tacked onto her physician’s appointments at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute in Egg Harbor Township, which is owned by the hospital.

Facility fees, also called provider-based billing, are legal and are established in accordance with state and federal billing guidelines created to accommodate the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which recognizes off-campus facilities as an entity of the hospital.

Jun 28 11:09

Few Young Illegal Immigrants Tested For HIV

Children entering the country illegally are being tested for things like scabies and lice. Most, however, are not being tested for HIV.

Jun 28 09:35

Baby bust: US fertility rates hit all-time lows

The Great Recession has more women, especially Latinas, postponing childbirth?

The impact of the U.S. recession will reverberate for generations to come as women — both Anglos and Hispanics — continue to postpone having children.

For the second year in a row, deaths of non-Hispanic whites outnumbered births from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, according to population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

“These are the only two years in U.S. history when more non-Hispanic whites died than were born,” said Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute. Births have been fewer for some time, “but the decline since the onset of the Great Recession has been precipitous.”

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I really feel for these women, but I cannot blame them one bit for postponing their pregnancies; but there is a finite limit for gals in terms of time as to how long they can postpone their pregnancies, and still deliver a healthy baby.

I hope they are in contact with their health care professionals (if they have them) about how long they can reasonably postpone having kids, if they do want to have a family.

Nov 03 08:25

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 05 13:11

Tons Of Radioactive Fukushima Water Spills Into Pacific Ocean

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

Apr 05 12:43

Critical Infrastructure Exploits Being Packaged In Hacker Tools

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

Apr 05 12:16

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

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

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

Apr 05 12:06

Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally

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

Apr 05 11:09

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

Sorry couldn't resist this one!

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

Apr 05 11:03

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

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

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

Apr 05 09:30

US Launches Top Secret Rocket

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

Apr 05 08:51

Penly 2 Nuclear Reactor Shutdown Following Fire In Oil Pumps

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

Apr 05 08:30

Working Quantum Computer Built Inside A Diamond

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

Apr 05 08:13

A Marijuana Bud A Day Keeps The Stroke Away

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

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

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

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

Apr 05 07:50

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

Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

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

Apr 05 03:08

Flashback: Lithium In Texan Drinkwater

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

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

Apr 04 19:28

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

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

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

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

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

Apr 04 14:51

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

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

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

Apr 04 13:57

You Tube Now Banning Videos Critical Of Global Warming Alarmism

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

Apr 04 11:18

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

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

Apr 04 10:52

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

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

Apr 04 10:17

Radiation Levels in California Rain Recorded at 506% Above Normal

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

Apr 04 10:16

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

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

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