SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

Jun 25 11:40

Confirmation That The Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Moving Towards Siberia

The European Space Agency (ESA) is running the Swarm mission to map the Earth's magnetic field and to note changes in its strength over time.

Data just released shows how the field generated in the planet's liquid outer core varies in strength over the course of a few months.

Jun 25 11:01

USDA Admits to being behind the Mysterious Slaughter of Millions of Birds and Animals

Indeed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has publicly admitted it is responsible for the mass poisoning of tens of millions of birds over the last several years. It’s all part of the USDA’s program called “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and we even have the USDA’s spreadsheet where they document how many millions of birds (and other animals) they’ve poisoned to death.

After hundreds of starlings were found dead in the Yankton Riverside Park, concerned citizens began investigating. After a while, a USDA official called the local police and admitted they had poisoned the birds.

“They say that they had poisoned the birds about ten miles south of Yankton and they were surprised they came to Yankton like they did and died in our park,” says Yankton Animal Control Officer Lisa Brasel.

Jun 25 10:16

Pain-relief cream concoction, part of a $25M scam, inadvertently caused a baby's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California doctors were bribed to prescribe a pain-relief concoction as part of a $25 million workers' compensation scam that inadvertently caused a baby's death, according to indictments.

The indictments name Kareem Ahmed, a major campaign donor to President Barack Obama and head of the Landmark Medical Management.

Jun 25 10:09

Report: World’s Oceans On Brink of Collapse

Neglecting the health of the oceans could have devastating effects on the world’s food supply, clean air, and climate stability, among other factors

Jun 25 09:50

FDA cites GSK flu vaccine plant for quality violations

A GlaxoSmithKline Plc plant in Canada that makes the flu vaccine Flulaval has been cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for failing to meet quality control standards.

GSK said on Tuesday no contaminated products had been released to the public.

The FDA said controls for the purified water system at the plant were inadequate and that some Gram-negative bacteria identified in water used for equipment washing had been implicated in product contamination issues at the facility as far back as 2011.

The FDA said there was no set schedule for disinfection of the water system and that manufacturing controls in place were inadequate to control bacteria on unsterilized surfaces. The agency said the company's investigation into the repeated accumulations of bacteria had been inadequate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Taking a look at who contributed to which Presidential campaign, you can see that drug makers get away with substandard manufacturing practices for awhile...because they can. As reported at theguardian.com on 6 October, 2012:

As election year reaches its climax, America is forecast to experience the most extensively corporate-influenced race for the White House, and for control of Capitol Hill, in living memory. Among the industries already well versed in bankrolling US politics are finance, pharmaceuticals, energy and defence. British multinationals such as HSBC, Barclays, Experian, Prudential, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, BP, Shell and BAE all have political action committees (PACs) that channel donations from employees to US politicians.

Both candidates received about a half-million dollars each from GSK.

Money like that can buy some "please don't look over our shoulder too intently if we are having some manufacturing standards problems" time for Pharmaceutical corporations, and potentially at the risk of American lives.

I think I will avoid a flu shot this year, thank you very much.

Jun 25 09:32

Monsanto Tries to Patent & Control Natural, Non-GMO Tomatoes

In an appalling attempt to patent yet another seed, Monsanto has resorted to fraud to try to gain rights to a tomato which contains a naturally occurring resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis.

Jun 25 09:19

Illinois Bans Cosmetics Containing Microbeads

Illinois has become the first American state to ban cosmetics containing microplastics. The move has been taken in response to growing concern over the marine damage caused by plastic waste, which a report published recently by the U.N. Environment Programme puts at $13 billion or more annually.

Among the products that will be removed from Illinois shelves are several brands of exfoliating face wash. While natural versions of this popular product use the likes of oatmeal or ground kernels as an exfoliant, cheap commercial varieties use nonbiodegradable plastic beads, known as microbeads. One average-sized tube can hold thousands of them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, when you are using personal products, try to find the most natural, with the fewest ingredients, you can.

You might want to patronize a store featuring the highest number of pure, natural products you can find.

Is it going to be more expensive than a trip to the local drug store? Yes. But will it be better, in the long run, for both you and the environment? Absolutely.

Jun 25 09:13

Watchdog Asks Government to Distribute Emergency Nuke Pills to Canadians

REGULATORY GROUP WANTS ALL CITIZENS WITHIN 10KM OF “PLUME” AREA TO RECEIVE POTASSIUM IODIDE

Jun 25 08:59

Creation Metaphysics and “A Single Unified Science”

I HAVE WRITTEN ON SCIENTISM LATELY, AND IN THE ARCHIVES SEVERAL MORE CRITIQUES OF SCIENTISM AND NAÏVE EMPIRICISM (ITS PRESUPPOSITION) ARE AVAILABLE

Jun 25 08:50

Lab results reveal this truly superior source of probiotics

A 4-6-ounce serving of homemade sauerkraut that was recently analyzed in a lab showed that it contained literally 10 trillion bacteria! To provide perspective, 2 ounces of raw sauerkraut made at home had more probiotics than a 100-count bottle of probiotic capsules. To look at it another way, 16 ounces (2 cups) of sauerkraut is equal to eight bottles of probiotics! Even one of the more popular and potent brands of probiotics "only" provide 50 billion active bacteria in a 3.5-ounce bottle.

Jun 25 08:26

Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?

When genetically modified (GM) crops were first planted commercially in 1996, they were just another technological innovation that fit well into the trend of larger farms and fewer farmers. Since weed control was a time consuming task, chemicals that killed the weeds without harming the crop struck farmers as a good idea.

Jun 25 08:24

Cannabis Oil Cures 8 Month Old Infant of Cancer, Dissolving Large Inoperable Tumor In 8 Months

According to Dr. William Courtney, the western medical mind has a very hard if not impossible time trying to understand the diverse actions of Cannabidiol. He explains how his youngest patient who is 8 months old, had a very massive centrally located inoperable brain tumor. The child's father pushed for non-traditional treatment utilizing cannabis and put cannabinoid oil on the baby's pacifier twice per day, gradually increasing the dose. Within two months there was a dramatic reduction. Dr. Courtney pointed out that the success of the cannabis approach means that "this child...is not going to have the long-term side effects that would come from a very high dose of chemotherapy or radiation.

Jun 25 08:17

THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE

Particle physicists like to joke that studying matter with colliders is like smashing two mechanical clocks together and trying to guess what the clocks looked like based on the springs, gears, and levers that fly out. Let us take that analogy one step further and speculate that given enough speed at the moment of collision, individual teeth from the clock gears will come flying out as separate distinct pieces. But clearly, prior to that moment of collision, they never did exist as separate distinct pieces. Their separateness is created by the collision at that very moment. The same may well be true of the ultra-tiny particles generated by the collisions of the LHC, including whatever we may be asked to accept on faith as the "God Particle." They may be artifacts of the collision, and not of natural processes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I figured it was time to repost this article, since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been "hot rodded" and is being fired up to find or create (most likely the latter) "proof" that God sneezed the universe into existence.

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Jun 25 08:14

Another concern arises over groundwater contamination from fracking

Activist Post

The oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could potentially contribute more pollutants to groundwater than past research has suggested, according to a new study in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Scientists are reporting that when spilled or deliberately applied to land, waste fluids from fracking are likely picking up tiny particles in the soil that attract heavy metals and other chemicals with possible health implications for people and animals...

Jun 25 07:49

CERN ANNOUNCES LHC RESTART SCHEDULE AT DOUBLE POWER BECAUSE HIGGS BOSON SAYS WE DO NOT EXIST

The Higgs boson, first mentioned in a 1964 paper by Peter Higgs, is linked to the mechanism, proposed the same year by Higgs and independently by Robert Brout and François Englert, that gives mass to fundamental particles. During its first three years, the LHC ran at a collision energy of 7 to 8 TeV delivering particle collisions to four major experiments: ATLAS, CMS, ALICE and LHCb. With the large amount of data provided by the LHC during this first period, the ATLAS and CMS experiments were able to announce the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson on 4 July 2012, paving the way for the award of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics to theorists François Englert and Peter Higgs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The CERN LHO is a fantastically expensive construction built to "prove" there was a moment of creation.

But there is a problem. Particle physicists like the compare what they do to smashing two mechanical clocks together and then deducing what the clocks looked like based on the gears and springs that fly out. But obviously if you smash those clocks together hard enough, individual teeth may come off of the gears and fly out as discreet objects, although they were not discreet objects before the collision. So it remains unknown if the particle being called the Higgs Boson was in fact already there, or formed in the high energy collision itself. The theory of the Higgs Boson was created to explain away the paradox between the theory of the Big Bang and General Relativity, which would have the universe, in the first few moments of its creation, the most massive black hole possible, from which nothing could escape. To get around this paradox, Higgs and his associates came up with the idea that the Big Bang produced two types of massless and gravityless proto-matter which waited until the universe was sufficiently large enough to mix together to make the matter we see today, not unlike the two tubes one mixes together to make epoxy glue.

Given that the mixing of the two proto-matter particles effectively destroys the discreet Higgs p[article, it therefore follows that what is coming out of the LHO is indeed a new creation, and not something which has been hidden in matter for billions of years.

My concern if that the LHO, like the pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge, or the great cathedrals, is just a fantastically expensive construction to convince the masses of the reality of the gods.

See THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE

Jun 25 07:22

Archaeologists recreate Elixir of Long Life recipe from unearthed bottle

“We decided to engage in our own brand of experimental archaeology,” said Alyssa Loorya, the president of Chrysalis, a company regularly hired by the city to oversee excavation projects. Loorya enlisted researchers in Germany to track down the recipe in an old medical guide, which revealed that the potion contained ingredients such as aloe, which is anti-inflammatory, gentian root, which aids digestion, as well as rhubarb, zedoary, and Spanish saffron – ingredients still used by herbalists today.

Jun 25 07:05

The Next Generation of GM Crops Has Arrived—And So Has the Controversy

The first of a new generation of genetically modified crops is poised to win government approval in the United States, igniting a controversy that may continue for years, and foreshadowing the future of genetically modified crops.

The agribusiness industry says the plants—soy and corn engineered to tolerate two herbicides, rather than one—are a safe, necessary tool to help farmers fight so-called superweeds. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture appear to agree.

However, many health and environmental groups say the crops represent yet another step on what they call a pesticide treadmill: an approach to farming that relies on ever-larger amounts of chemical use, threatening to create even more superweeds and flood America’s landscapes with potentially harmful compounds.

Jun 25 06:45

The Fight to Ban Gold Mining and Save El Salvador’s Water Supply

“For us, the mine is death.”

Those words, spoken by the president of a rural grassroots organization, capture the intensity and urgency of the struggle against mining in El Salvador.

Mining has reaped devastating consequences in El Salvador. Toxins from mining operations have made 90 percent of El Salvador’s water undrinkable. Lung and kidney diseases run rampant among miners. Community leaders and activists who resist are hounded and cut down.

Jun 25 06:06

Reactions to Republication of Landmark Seralini GMO Study

Sustainable Pulse welcomes the republication of the Séralini et al. study on the “Long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” by Environmental Sciences Europe.

Jun 24 21:59

85% of measles outbreak victims already received vaccinations

The mainstream media is giddily engaging in a mass political orgy over measles after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the disease is allegedly spreading in large part due to foreign travelers and the unvaccinated.

Jun 24 19:29

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline are affecting other species, scientists say

Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the decline of honeybees is also harming butterflies, worms, fish, and birds, and contaminating habitats worldwide which are crucial for food production and wildlife, scientists have concluded after a four-year assessment.

Societal regulations have not stopped habitats from being poisoned, said the analysis, despite neurotoxic pesticides already being held responsible for the global collapse in the bee population.

“Undertaking a full analysis of all the available literature (800 peer reviewed reports) the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides – a group of global, independent scientists has found that there is “clear evidence of harm sufficient to trigger regulatory action,” a press release accompanying the report noted.

Twenty-nine scientists from four different continents conducted the study, which found the unmistakable evidence of the link.

Jun 24 19:20

Yes, Google works with “former military operations people.” But they won’t tell us who, or from where

The information came via a report by Wired’s Steven Levy. Given Google’s history of close collaboration with the military-industrial complex, it wasn’t terribly surprising. Hell, Google’s DC office is crammed to the brim with former spooks, intelligence officials and revolving door military contractors.

Jun 24 16:27

Hawaiians Take On Monsanto & GMOs

If you want to understand the difference between GMOs, Monsanto, and organic food, if you want to be inspired by learning about how every day people are making real change in their community, and if you want to understand how the Hawaiian islands are creating models for how people can take charge of their right to protect health, life, and property for the greater well-being of their communities, join us for this special 1.5-hour speaker series event.

Jun 24 16:26

Active Fe security protocol to deal with a possible case of Ebola

Hospital La Fe de Valencia has activated the security protocol for dealing with a possible case of Ebola virus.
The symptoms of this virus have been detected in a citizen of African origin remains isolated units in La Fe hospital staff is maintained around security measures to prevent any kind of infection.

Jun 24 14:41

Active Health protocol in suspected Ebola virus [ in Spain]

The Valencian Ministry of Health has reported that in the early hours of Monday activated "preventively" action protocol in suspected Ebola virus in a patient admitted and remains "clinically stable" in the area of ??insulation Hospital La Fe de Valencia.

Sources have indicated the Department in a statement that it is a patient whose clinical picture "could correspond to that disease", although they have yet nuanced "is neither confirmed nor ruled out."

Jun 24 13:07

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'

Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists.

Researchers, who have carried out a four-year review of the literature, say the evidence of damage is now "conclusive".

The scientists say the threat to nature is the same as that once posed by the notorious chemical DDT.

Jun 24 12:55

Veteran Waited 8 YEARS for PTSD Treatment From VA

Veterans are losing the war at home, and the loss is coming at the hands of their own government. A new audit finds the VA didn’t treat a veteran with PTSD for 8 years while another was in the hospital for 7 YEARS before being treated.

Jun 24 12:48

Obamacare falls more than 20 million short of ‘newly insured’ goal

The administration hasn’t released any enrollment figures in the last 2 ½ months, and a spokesman from the government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which helps oversee Obamacare, said the agency is not likely to issue any updates soon.

Jun 24 12:19

GMO Crops in India, The Profit Driven Destruction of Agriculture

The recently leaked report – ‘Impact of NGOs on Development’ – accuses certain activists and civil organisations in India of working against the national interest by colluding with foreign interests to undermine development and growth [1]. While seeking to cast individuals and groups in a negative light, the report itself is fully supportive of the model of development being pursued. The irony is that the model is based on officialdom working hand in glove with powerful foreign corporations [2], whose purpose is not just financial – to maximise profit – but in the case of the US-backed GMO sector – political: the destruction of traditional farming and the control of the entire food system and populations [3].

Jun 24 11:47

Slim Down Green Juice Recipe

With summer almost here, if you are looking for some juicing recipes for weight loss to help you look your best this summer, green juicing recipes will help do the trick. The key to green juice recipes is that when done right, they are lower in calories, light on the sugar, and high in nutrition.

Keep the calories and sugar down have obvious benefits, but the nutrient density of leafy greens and other green veggies, help give your body the nutrition it’s craving, thus helping to keep your cravings in check. Below is a recipe that is good balance of dark leafy greens with enough flavor to make it gone down easily.

Ingredients:

4 large handfuls of spinach
3 large stalks of kale
1 cucumber
3 carrots

Directions:

Jun 24 10:09

Is Titan older than Saturn? Gases in its atmosphere suggest the moon formed BEFORE its parent planet

It’s generally accepted that planets form before moons, gradually collecting their natural satellites over millions or billions of years in cosmic tugs of war.

But new research could be set to turn the world of planetary science on its head, as scientists have discovered Titan may have formed before its parent planet Saturn.

The incredible theory rules out the possibility that Titan formed in the disk of material that surrounded the infant Saturn - and instead it must have formed elsewhere.

Jun 24 09:45

US Corporations have Dumped 206 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals into America’s Waterways

Research from Environment America shows that 2012 was a bigger year for toxic chemical dumping than most of us could have imagined.

Jun 24 09:31

DNA from GMOs can pass directly into humans, study confirms

The idea that DNA from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is broken down in the digestive tract and rendered innocuous, a common industry claim, is patently false. A recent study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found that large, meal-derived DNA fragments from GMOs are fully capable of transferring their genes directly into the bloodstream, deconstructing the myth that transgenic foods act on the body in the same way as natural foods.

Jun 24 07:59

Pirate Radio Station for $55 Could Help Decentralize Big-Telecom

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Make Magazine recently featured a tutorial on constructing a FM pirate radio transmitter using a Raspberry Pi board. Raspberry Pis are single board computers that go for about $55 and are regularly used as the centerpiece for a wide variety of projects ranging from art installations to automation and everything in between.

The FM transmitter will broadcast stored media within a limited range to any FM radio receiver nearby. It is a versatile proof of concept that can be used as is to "cover your home, DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade." In the comment sections below the entry, readers could already be seen expanding the parameters of the project to add more options and increase its utility...

Jun 24 07:45

Ebola epidemic in West Africa 'out of control'

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground.

"The epidemic is out of control," Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement.

There have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since the epidemic began in March, according to the latest World Health Organization figures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But all the resources continue to pour into wars of conquest against imaginary enemies while a real enemy gains a foothold on the planet.

BTW, what happens when those infectious illegal immigrants flooding into the nation then being dispersed across the country by DHS start bringing in Ebola along with their tuberculosis? Isn't the possibility of Ebola coming into the US a good reason to enforce the borders?

Jun 24 07:38

3 New Studies Confirm Dangers of BPA and Substitutes

by Jeffrey Green

The full range of dangers presented by the DNA-damaging endocrine disruptor and neurotoxin Bisphenol-A (BPA) is finally being understood and widely communicated by the scientific community.

It has been linked to obesity, infertility and reproductive disorders in both genders, diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer, behavioral problems, liver tumors and more. A Harvard study found a whopping 1200% spike in BPA levels in the urine of people who had recently eaten canned soup, and study after study is showing that harm results at much lower levels than previously thought.

However, even more troubling are the studies revealing that BPA substitutes carry the same level and range of dangers that hoodwink people by labeling "BPA Free" when the presence of bisphenol remains as Bisphenol-S, AP, M, or P...

Jun 24 01:08

Why You Should Avoid PVC Products

Waking Times

Ok, so you know about the potential health implications of BPA in plastic and you do your best to avoid it. But what about PVC in plastics and other products?

Jun 24 01:07

The Complete History of Monsanto, The World’s Most Evil Corporation

Waking Times

Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning the crown as “most evil corporation on Earth!” Not content to simply rest upon its throne of death, atop a mountain of rotting corpses, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet and its people.

Jun 24 01:05

Shocking Agricultural Crisis Looms For One of The World’s Largest Coconut Producers Thanks To The Chemical Industry

Waking Times

Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils in the world, and you may have noticed the price creeping up in the last few years. One of the reasons is due to the looming agricultural crisis in the Philippines, one of the world’s largest coconut producers. The coconut industry, which supports millions of Filipinos is slowly dying because of a massive insect infestation that has to date claimed 2 million trees. The irony is, the infestation is easy to arrest using inexpensive organic means, but the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has sold out to the chemical industry which may kill the entire coconut economy that the Philippines and much of the world depends on.

Jun 23 22:31

ACLU: Surveillance of protestors by APD shows ‘disdain’ for community

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — Secret law enforcement surveillance of people at a peaceful demonstration against police violence over the weekend has drawn the ire of event organizers and the state’s leading civil liberties group.

And the surveillance, conducted by the sergeant of the Albuquerque Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit, may also run afoul of the department’s own standard operating procedures, according to a KRQE News 13 review of the procedures.

“It shows a shocking disregard for free speech rights,” Peter Simonson, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, told News 13 on Monday. “It signals to the community that officers view civilians broadly with disdain and distrust.

Jun 23 22:30

Undercover APD officer secretly films protesters

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A wide cross-section of disparate community groups, family members and friends of people shot by police and others turned out on a sweltering Saturday for another demonstration against police violence in a city that has been rocked by it during the past several years.

One of those groups was there for another purpose, and it’s raising concerns.

The Albuquerque Police Department sent undercover officers to the peaceful demonstration, which featured numerous speakers at Roosevelt Park — itself the scene of a police-vs.-citizens riot in the 1970s — a march through the middle of the city and a mock trial that turned up a guilty verdict against Police Chief Gorden Eden.

Jun 23 20:07

Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that pregnant women who live within a mile of spaces where certain commercial pesticides are applied appear to have an increased risk of having a child with autism.

Proximity to agricultural pesticides in pregnancy was also linked to other types of developmental delays in children.

Jun 23 18:22

UN rejects Australia's 'feeble' bid to strip Tasmanian forest's heritage status

Unesco has unanimously rejected a “feeble” Australian government bid to reopen 74,000 hectares of Tasmania’s world heritage area to logging.
At its annual meeting in Doha, the Unesco World Heritage Committee said the Australian government had failed to provide compelling evidence that areas added to the site only last year were detracting from the overall value of the area.

Jun 23 14:37

How the U.S. Gov’t Uses Foreign “Aid” to Force Countries to Buy GMO Seeds

The U.S. government, a revolving door for Big Agra's biotech, is indeed bullying El Salvador into using genetically modified seeds just as current headlines suggest.

"'I would like to tell the U.S. Ambassador to stop pressuring the Government (of El Salvador) to buy ‘improved’ GM seeds,' said [President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA)] Navarro, which is only of benefit to U.S. multinationals and is to the detriment of local seed production," reported Sustainable Pulse.

Jun 23 14:36

M8.0 - 24km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska

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Tsunami warning issued for Alaska.

Jun 23 14:35

M6.2 - 85km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand

Jun 23 14:34

M6.3 - 87km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand

Jun 23 14:34

M6.9 - 96km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand

Jun 23 12:17

66% of consumers wrongly think "natural" means something

Two-thirds of Americans think the world "natural" on the label of a packaged or processed food means it contains no artificial ingredients, pesticides or genetically engineered organisms, a survey released this week by the magazine Consumer Reports found.

When consumers see the word on meat or poultry, 70% think it means no growth hormones were used in the animals feed and 60% think the animals got no antibiotics or other drugs in their feed.

The problem is, consumers are wrong.

Under federal labeling rules, the word natural means absolutely nothing.

Jun 23 11:26

Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields, study says

Babies whose moms lived within a mile of crops treated with widely used pesticides were more likely to develop autism, according to new research published today.

The study of 970 children, born in farm-rich areas of Northern California, is part of the largest project to date that is exploring links between autism and environmental exposures.

Jun 23 10:47

High Desert Highwaymen: More Scenes from the Drug War in Treasure Valley

In his private life, Justin Klitch of Payette, Idaho may be kind, personable, generous, and compulsively honest. While on the clock, however, he's a professional thug – in the original sense of the expression.

A third-generation ISP officer, Klitch patrols an area laden with potential lucre, a stretch of I-84 in western Idaho bordering Oregon, where medicinal marijuana use is legal. Forty percent of all pot confiscated in Idaho is medicinal marijuana legally obtained in Oregon. Kendall Jeffs, a medical marijuana user who lives in western Idaho, describes the anxious trip home from Oregon as being akin to “crossing the Berlin Wall. It's like going into another country.”

Jun 23 10:31

Dr Barbara Bellar sums up Obamacare in one sentence

Imagine if you will,… one Woman with more sense than the entire U. S. Gove put together.

Jun 23 09:43

Report Exposes Companies That Dumped 206 Million Pounds Of Toxic Chemicals Into U.S. Waterways

Research from Environment America shows that 2012 was a bigger year for toxic chemical dumping than most of us could have imagined.

Industrial facilities across the U.S. dumped more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals into waterways in 2012, according to the “Wasting Our Waterways” report. The figures about the nation, as a whole, are stark, as are figures about individual regions and companies. For instance, Tyson Foods Inc. alone dumped more than 18.5 million pounds—about 9 percent of the nationwide total.

“America’s waterways should be clean—for swimming, drinking and supporting wildlife,” said Ally Fields, clean water advocate for Environment America’s Research and Policy Center. “But too often, our waters have become a dumping ground for polluters. The first step to curb this tide of toxic pollution is to restore Clean Water Act protections to all our waterways.”

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You have to remember that big polluters are also BIG contributors to election cycle campaigns.

Jun 23 09:22

Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill

It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers?

Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid.

“We do have programs that do help those that are just totally in need; can’t afford it — but we also know that there are also people who can’t afford it would can not pay and we know this because, once we shut water off, the next day they are in paying the bill in full. So we do know that that has become a habit as well,” said Garner.

“At the DWAS Department — it’s not our goal to shut off water. We want people’s water on, just like they do; but you do have to pay for your water…That’s the bottom line.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder just how long this will go on before there will be a massive water-related health epidemic here, or before there will be massive riots in the city of Detroit.

One way or another, it is only a matter of time.

Jun 23 09:00

Hormone-disrupting activity of fracking chemicals worse than initially found

Many chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can disrupt not only the human body's reproductive hormones but also the glucocorticoid and thyroid hormone receptors, which are necessary to maintain good health, a new study finds. The results were presented Monday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

"Among the chemicals that the fracking industry has reported using most often, all 24 that we have tested block the activity of one or more important hormone receptors," said the study's presenting author, Christopher Kassotis, a PhD student at the University of Missouri, Columbia. "The high levels of hormone disruption by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that we measured, have been associated with many poor health outcomes, such as infertility, cancer and birth defects."...

Jun 23 07:14

Is Earth's magnetic field getting weaker? Dramatic dips spotted across the Western Hemisphere could damage satellites

Earth's magnetic field is a protective shield for our planet from cosmic radiation, but it's also somewhat of a mystery - scientists aren't sure why it moves and changes in intensity.

And now the first set of high-resolution results from Esa’s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveal that the field is actually getting weaker, albeit by a small amount.

Measurements made over the past six months confirm the general trend of the field’s weakening, with the most dramatic declines over the Western Hemisphere.

Jun 22 10:31

Haiti Cholera Victims to UN Head: You've Been Served

A 2011 protest marking one year since the start of the cholera outbreak. (Photo: Ansel/cc/flickr)United Nations head Ban Ki-moon was personally served court papers for a class action lawsuit demanding UN compensation for the deadly cholera epidemic it brought to Haiti, lawyers for the victims say.

Jun 22 09:00

HIPPOCRATIC OR HYPOCRITICAL OATH? ~~ AN OPEN LETTER CONCERNING THE LATTER

MK Dr. Ahmad Tibi writes open letter to Israeli physician who expressed his reservations over caring for Palestinians following kidnapping affair.

Jun 22 08:37

The US Healthcare System: Most Expensive Yet Worst In The Developed World

It would be logical then to think that as a result of this premium - the biggest in the world - the quality of the healthcare offered in the US among the best, if not the best, in the world. Unfortunately, that would be wrong and, in fact, the reality is the complete opposite: as a recent study by the Commonweath Fund, looking at how the US healthcare system compares internationally, finds, "the U.S. fails to achieve better health outcomes than the other countries, and as shown in the earlier editions, the U.S. is last or near last on dimensions of access, efficiency, and equity." In other words: most expensive, yet worst in the developed world.

Jun 22 06:56

Many South Jersey bridges structurally deficient with little funding for repairs

In the event of an evacuation, the 1,323-foot-long JFK Memorial Bridge is one of only two ways out of Longport.

When inspectors looked at the bridge last year, they were alarmed when they found it had deteriorated severely since its last inspection in 2011.

Atlantic County began a project last summer to fix the issues, including shoring up wooden supports with concrete casings, replacing bridge joints and patching crumbling concrete support beams. It is scheduled to be finished this month.

Beyond the JFK Bridge, though, are several dozen other bridges in South Jersey that are considered structurally deficient, a scary-sounding term that simply means the bridge can’t handle the load it was designed to and is in need of repairs before it deteriorates beyond its usefulness. Dozens more are functionally obsolete, according to federal bridge data, meaning they’re too old to meet newer guidelines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, we had to give that money to Israel. Don't you understand that? And we have these invasions to pay for. And it is always more important to prop up Wall Street than to prop up some stupid bridges!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 22 06:29

West Africa Is 'Overwhelmed' By Ebola

People are hiding from health care workers. New cases are turning up in unexpected places. At funerals, family members don't always follow the advice not to touch the body of the deceased, which may still harbor the deadly virus.

These are a few of the signs that, in the words of public health specialist Armand Sprecher of Doctors Without Borders, the Ebola outbreak that began in West Africa in February is "not under control yet."

Jun 21 09:36

Report: Pesticide use on Kauai is extensive

A recent analysis of government pesticide databases and data from the state Department of Agriculture’s Kauai Good Neighbor Program shows that the agrochemical industry is applying pesticides at higher rates on Kauai than most U.S. farms, the Portland, Ore.-based Cascadia Times reported Monday.

Jun 21 08:08

Ebola In West Africa Is 'Totally Out Of Control,' Medical Group Says

The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is "totally out of control," according to a senior official for Doctors Without Borders, who says the medical group is stretched to the limit in responding.

The outbreak has caused more deaths than any other of the disease, said another official with the medical charity. Ebola has been linked to more than 330 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization.

International organizations and the governments involved need to send in more health experts and increase public education messages about how to stop the spread of the disease, Bart Janssens, the director of operations for the medical group in Brussels, told The Associated Press on Friday.

"The reality is clear that the epidemic is now in a second wave," Janssens said. "And, for me, it is totally out of control."

Jun 21 08:06

Nigeria Fishermen Reject Shell's $50 Million

Thousands of Nigerian fishermen have rejected an offer of $50 million from Royal Dutch Shell for "some of the largest oil spills in history," their British lawyers said Friday after winning a landmark court ruling.

Shell already accepts responsibility for paying compensation and cleaning up spills caused by its own failures. But the London High Court decided that Shell can be held legally liable for spills caused by oil thefts, if it fails to provide reasonable protection for its pipeline infrastructure.

The court case involves one of Nigeria's worst environmental disasters. Amnesty International called it "a shot across the bows for Shell" and said the ruling "paves the way for Shell to finally be held accountable for devastating oil pollution in the Niger Delta."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet no one goes to jail?!?

Executives directly responsible for such things happening should go to jail, and not a "Club Fed".

Jun 21 06:38

Earth's magnetic field showing signs of significant weakening

The first set of high-resolution results from ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects us from cosmic radiation and charged particles that bombard Earth.

Magnetic field is in a permanent state of flux. Magnetic north wanders, and every few hundred thousand years the polarity flips so that a compass would point south instead of north. Moreover, the strength of the magnetic field constantly changes – and it is currently showing signs of significant weakening.

Jun 20 12:17

Only 18 confirmed US flu deaths in 2001. What?!

It’s always interesting when official agencies’ statistics come back to bite them. Hard.

In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (BMJ online) published a shocking report by Peter Dosh, which created tremors through the halls of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), where “the experts” used to tell the press that 36,000 people in the US die every year from the flu.

Here is a quote from Doshi’s report:

“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”

Jun 20 08:53

MEGA PUKE-FACTOR 9.3 BEX ALERT - Putin has spy plot to halt fracking in UK, warns Nato chief: 'Agents are working with green campaigners to make sure Europe still has to rely on Russian energy'

Russian agents are secretly working with environmental campaigners to halt fracking operations in the UK and the rest of Europe, the head of Nato warned yesterday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now opposition to fracking is an "EEEEEEEVIL RUSSIAN PLOT!!!!!!"

I wonder when they will try to blame Putin for global warming denial.

Jun 20 07:55

U.S. forces used depleted uranium rounds in civilian areas in Iraq, reports finds

US forces fired depleted uranium (DU) weapons at civilian areas and troops in Iraq in breach of official advice meant to prevent unnecessary suffering in conflicts, a report has found.

Coordinates revealing where US jets and tanks fired nearly 10,000 DU rounds in Iraq during the war in 2003 have been obtained by the Dutch peace group Pax. This is the first time that any US DU firing coordinates have been released, despite previous requests by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Iraqi government.

According to PAX’s report, which is due to be published this week, the data shows that many of the DU rounds were fired in or near populated areas of Iraq, including As Samawah, Nasiriyah and Basrah. At least 1,500 rounds were also aimed at troops, the group says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US military and chain of command, right up to the White House didn't care how many Iraqis (and our own troops) would suffer from horrific cancers, and birth defects, because of the use of these weapons.

This is why that unholy trio of Bush Cheney, and Rumsfeld, should collectively be cooling their their heels at the International Court at the Hague, facing charges of crimes against humanity.

These monsters, and the corporations which own them, and profit handsomely from these immoral and illegal pre-emptive wars, should never, ever have power in this country again, period, end of discussion.

Jun 20 06:42

Fracking buffer around Gros Morne needed: UNESCO

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is encouraging the federal government to create a permanent buffer zone to protect Gros Morne National Park from hydraulic fracturing.

The committee published recommendations about the park in western Newfoundland on Wednesday after a meeting held in Doha, Qatar.

The decision comes in response to concerns from conservation groups about the possibility that fracking for oil and gas might happen near the park.

Jun 19 09:48

A question of legality - GMO on Kauai

A Kauai lawmaker says his investigation of the county’s agricultural dedication law resulted in discovering “numerous serious violations of county law” by island landowners and agrochemical companies.

In a letter to Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., Councilman Tim Bynum outlined the alleged violations, which include landowners and their lessees failing to properly adjust real property taxes and obtain conservation plans for new operations.

“If a thorough examination of these apparent abuses truly paints the picture as it seems, the implications are staggering,” Bynum wrote May 28. “There may be millions in unpaid tax liabilities.”

Jun 19 09:42

GMO HOMICIDE: DEATH BY MONSANTO

Murder for money, that's our food supply. In excess of 75% of the food we eat contain GMO's. It has been scientifically proven that genetically modified foods cause damage to those that would consume them. And as things sit right now, consumers have no idea what they're actually eating. Thanks to big corporations, our laws state that you do NOT have to be informed if the products you buy contain GMO's. Will we have to wait for that big tobacco moment before realizing the franken-food they're peddling should've come with a warning label?

Jun 19 09:07

Doctors Helpless Against Worst-Ever Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak that was called "unprecedented" when it had killed 80 people in March has now infected at least 500 people in three countries and health authorities say they're not sure how to stop it. The outbreak has now killed at least 337 people, making it the worst since the incurable virus surfaced in 1976, and reported cases have surged 60% over the last two weeks. "There are many villages in the eastern part of Sierra Leone that are basically devastated," a virologist tells NPR. "We walked into one village ... and we found 25 corpses. One house with seven people, all in one family, were dead."

Jun 19 07:21

Brown Bears Caught Performing Oral Sex

Scientists have observed a pair of male brown bears in captivity in Croatia that regularly engaged in oral sex over several years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I just can't WAIT to see those anti-gay protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church climb into the bears' cage to chastise them for their 'sinful' ways! :)

Jun 19 06:20

How Big Agribusiness is Poisoning Hawaii

The Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i has become Ground Zero in the intense domestic political battle over genetically modified crops. But the fight isn’t just about the merits or downsides of GMO technology. It’s also about regular old pesticides. The four transnational corporations that are experimenting with genetically engineered crops on Kaua‘i have transformed part of the island into one of the most toxic chemical environments in all of American agriculture.

Seven of the highly toxic chemicals used on the biotech companies’ fields have been linked to a variety of serious health problems ranging from childhood cognitive disorders to cancer. When applied together their joint action can make them even more dangerous to exposed people.

Jun 18 12:31

On Obamacare Sebelius Spreads The Blame Around

Former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke to an Obamacare group and spread the blame around for the law’s many failures. Oddly enough, she didn’t assign any of the blame to those who wrote the law, signed the law, or implemented the law.

Jun 18 12:31

Massachusetts Judge Orders Justina Pelletier To Be Returned To Her Parents

After spending sixteen months under the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, a Massachusetts judge has ordered that 16-year-old Justina Pelletier will be officially returned to her parents in Connecticut Wednesday.

Benswann.com began following the story of Pelletier last November, when it was discovered that Boston’s Children’s Hospital had been holding her against the will of her parents for nine months. The custody battle began when Pelletier was taken to Boston’s Children’s Hospital for flu symptoms after receiving long-term treatment at Tufts Medical Center for mitochondrial disease.

Jun 18 11:47

Published Paper Blames Schizophrenia on Demons

IS SCHIZOPHRENIA CAUSED by demons? A Turkish researcher seems to think so, and his article on the topic was just published in the Journal of Religion and Health, a scientific journal owned by Springer, a German-based publishing company.

The first two-thirds of M. Kemal Irmak's paper, "Schizophrenia or Possession?", read normally enough. You learn about the devastating symptoms of schizophrenia, current treatment approaches, and the nature of the delusions and hallucinations that schizophrenics experience. And then you arrive at this little doozy:

"One approach to this hallucination problem is to consider the possibility of a demonic world."

The abrupt transition from established science to outlandish woo is positively comical. And once the quackery starts, it doesn't stop.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are clearly headed into a new Dark ages!

Jun 18 07:33

Is There a Brain Region Associated with a Belief in Social Justice?

Some people believe that we could live in a just world where everybody gets what they deserve. Others believe that's impossible. Now, neuroscientists say they have evidence that the "just world hypothesis" is a cognitive bias that's connected with a specific part of the brain.

This does not mean there is a "social justice center" in your brain. What neurologist Michael Schaefer and colleagues discovered is that there is a slightly different pattern of electrical impulses shooting through the brains of people who believe in a just world. They asked people whether they believed in a just world, then put them in an fMRI machine and then asked them to ponder scenarios where people broke from social norms or conformed to them.

Jun 17 10:01

U.S. Health Care System Costs the Most, Ranks Lowest in International Survey

The U.S. spends more money on health care compared with other industrialized countries, but Americans still get the least bang for their buck — and many still don’t have access to care — according to a report just published by the Commonwealth Fund. The report from the private health care research foundation examined data on expenditures, delivery and access to health care services among 11 industrialized countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it comes to your health, educate yourself.

That is the fastest way to start moving toward a self-aware wellness.

Find out about nutrition; the use of colloidal silver, and how keeping a slightly more alkaline diet (including drinking water with a high PH) can help your body heal itself.

I would never be a Christian scientist with appendicitis; when an appendix stops working, it has to be removed. Yes, we do have a doctor in whom we have faith, and do see him from time to time.

But you will be very surprised at how much better you will feel, and how much less you get sick, the more you know about basic body chemistry.

Jun 17 07:45

Everything About Colloidal Silver

Two thousand, three hundred years ago, Alexander The Great was surveying his battlefield and drinking water from silver urns. He knew nothing about bacteria, but he knew that silver containers have a seemingly miraculous way of keeping water fresh. Silver has been used for thousands of years in different forms for its health benefits. Throughout the middle ages, the wealthy gave their children silver spoons to suck upon to stave off illnesses. People have known about the benefits of silver for so long that it is incorporated into legends. Silver is the recommended agent for killing vampires, werewolves, and various forms of the so-called undead. According to ancient legend, a silver dagger was all that a knight needed to vanquish evil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is how I make my own colloidal silver.

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Above all, cleanliness is imperative! I use vinegar to clean the beaker and the .9999 silver rods (purchased from eBay). Some websites say you can use silver coins in an emergency, but that will result in other metals being driven into the solution that you may not want in your body.

After cleaning, fill the beaker with distilled water. Do NOT use bottled mineral water as you may get unexpected chemical reactions. Heat the water in the beaker to just below boiling as the hotter the water is the finer and more effective the particles of silver will be.

Insert the silver rods and connect to a 30 volt DC power supply. 30 volts is ideal, but you can get by using three 9 volt batteries connected in series. If you are using two silver rods, polarity does not matter.

Use a TDS meter (available for free when you buy a Zero Water pitcher or you can also find these on eBay) to measure the PPM silver count. We process to 25ppm in our setup.

Because distilled water is a poor conductor of electricity, it takes a while to start getting the silver into the water. Once the silver does start entering the water, the water will conduct electricity more easily and the process will accelerate. What I do is take 100ml of colloidal silver from a previous run and add it to the water as a feedstock, which greatly accelerates the process.

This setup produces 2000ml of 25ppm colloidal silver in just a few hours.

The finished product should be very pale yellow and there should be no precipitates if your setup was properly cleaned. Filter and bottle in clean dark brown or blue glass bottles, do NOT use plastic or metal, and store in a dark place as strong light will cause the silver to lose its ionization and become less effective. If you start to see dark precipitates forming, your batch is contaminated, and the prudent thing to do is start over.

After you are done, clean the silver rods again using vinegar and store in a ziplock bag until the next time.

I spent about $100 building this setup (mostly for the power supply) but an equivalent amount of colloidal silver from the local health food store would cost the same, so as of the second run, we are saving money.

Jun 17 05:42

Two moderate earthquakes hit near Japan's Fukushima

Two moderate earthquakes struck off Japan's eastern coast near Fukushima in the early hours on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, predicting a low chance of any major damage being caused.

Jun 17 05:41

Violent phase of explosive/effusive activity observed at Etna, Italy

A violent phase of explosive/effusive activity began at Mount Etna early on June 15, 2014. Strombolian activity at the New SE crater and volcanic tremor started to increase on the evening of June 14. Airport authorities had to redirect flights to other airports in Sicily to avoid the hazardous ash clouds.

Jun 16 07:17

National Geographic Reports – Chemicals Causing Infertility in Pigs are Present Throughout Human Consumer Goods

Some of the same chemicals found in the pigs’ semen storage bags are routinely used in packaging food for humans and are known to migrate into food.

Cyclic lactone, for instance, is a common by-product in adhesives used in potato chip bags and sliced meat packages. It was one of the chemicals found in high levels in the semen bags that had been used on the farms with the highest rates of reproductive failure.

Another chemical found in high levels on those farms: a compound called BADGE, a derivative of the notorious bisphenol A (BPA). It’s the building block of epoxy resins that form the basis for 95 percent of food and beverage can linings in the U.S.

- From the excellent and troubling article recently published by National Geographic, Infertility in Spanish Pigs Has Been Traced to Plastics. A Warning for Humans?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the most important things you can do, as a consumer, is educate yourself the best you can, to avoid buying food with additives or packaging which can be hazardous to your health.

Jun 16 07:08

Office of Naval Research: U.S. Marine Ground Vehicles Will Carry Lasers to Shoot Down Drones

As the Navy prepares to deploy its first laser weapon on a ship later this summer, Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced June 11 that they have finished awarding contracts to develop a similar weapon to be used on ground vehicles.

The Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move program, commonly referred to as GBAD, aims to provide an affordable alternative to traditional firepower to keep enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from tracking and targeting Marines on the ground.

ONR is working with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and industry partners on the development of GBAD’s components and subsystems, including the laser itself, beam director, batteries, radar, advanced cooling, and communications and command and control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I look forward to a world in which war becomes obsolete, as the methodology of resolving geopolitical problems.

Jun 13 06:41

Bacteria-eating combo virus sprayed on meats, cheeses and organic foods

Clever labeling laws have made it possible for companies to spray a bacteria-eating virus, the food additive called "Listex," on organic food and get away with it. You can find this cocktail of six bacteria-eating viruses (bacteriophages) on everything from meat and cheese to fruits and vegetables. This additive is a combination of "trained killers" that have been concocted in a lab to target Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium responsible for sickening humans. It's just another band-aid approach to dealing with CAFO pathogens, and no companies are even required to tell you. What's "growing" inside your refrigerated, packaged, "ready-to-eat" product? Could it be superbug Listeria or just biotech's Bt-cry-toxin disorder? Maybe it's all just fear mongering.

Jun 13 06:26

GMO floodgate to open? EU ministers back deal to let nations decide fate of crops

European Union governments have decided to let member states go their own way when it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), allowing EU nations to either ban the crops or grow them as they see fit. The move ends years of legislative deadlock.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a major set-back for Monsanto which hoped that bribing Brussels would be enough to force their creations on the European public. Now they have to go country-by-country.

Jun 13 06:22

South Carolina Reverses Years Of Media Mogul William Hearst’s Reefer Madness Propaganda: Medical Cannabis Bill Becomes Law

William Randolph Hearst Went To Great Lengths To Slander Cannabis. Why? To Protect HIS Timber Using Newspaper Industry From The Competition Of The Superior Cannabis Plant.

Jun 12 08:27

Scientists condemn 'crazy, dangerous' creation of deadly airborne flu virus

Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents.

US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses currently circulating in wild birds, but critics condemned the studies as dangerous and called on funders to stop the work.

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used a technique called reverse genetics to build the virus from fragments of wild bird flu strains. They then mutated the virus to make it airborne to spread more easily from one animal to another.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suspect that this is about weaponisation of the virus, taken to a whole, new, and unprecedented level, with a horrendous lethality rate.

Jun 12 07:17

Wave of GMO Labeling Victories Emboldens Movement to Take Back Food Democracy

The East Coast has been getting most of the attention lately on the state by state effort to label genetically-engineered food. Vermont recently passed a bill and New York State’s bill is now moving. But let’s not forget about the western states, which are also critical to this fight. Right to know advocates in Oregon and Colorado are currently gathering signatures to place measures on the November ballot. Both of these states have a good shot at convincing voters to pass GMO labeling.

Jun 11 12:16

Ground rips open in northern India, new “volcano-like eruption” reported

A “volcano-like eruption” in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh triggered panic among the people of the area. Reports said that flames and a hot liquid stream were seen spewing out of a hill 100 m from Gadiyada village.

Jun 11 09:23

Psst, kid, want drugs? I'm a psychiatrist.

Look at it this way. The kid doesn't have to pay for drugs out of his pocket. He gets them in a shrink's office. Insurance covers it.

His parents may be able to work a Social Security disability claim and receive $$ and other free medical treatments.

The kid's school cashes in. They're now teaching a disabled child. Government aid.

No wonder Health Day News (4/24/14) reports that 1 in 13 American children are now on at least one psychiatric medication.

Jun 11 09:09

Revealed: Thousands of Irish orphans were used as ‘drug guinea pigs

Over 2,000 care-home kids were secretly vaccinated against diphtheria in the 1930s in medical trials undertaken by international drugs giant Burroughs Wellcome, Irish media reveal. Among the testing sites was a recently discovered mass grave.

The medical records cited by the Irish Daily Mail show that some 2,051 children and babies across several Irish care homes may have been subjected to the practice.

Michael Dwyer, of Cork University’s School of History, found the data after foraging through tens of thousands of archive files and old medical journals. What he did not find is whether any consent was gained for these alleged illegal drug trials or any records of the effects on the infants involved.

Dwyer discovered that the tests were carried out shortly before the drugs were made readily available in the UK. The homes involved included Bessborough, County Cork, and Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, County Tipperary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As both an Irish American and someone who loves kids, my heart was breaking, upon reading this.

Children need love, tenderness, structure, and a healthy self-worth to thrive into adulthood. These mass graves were a definite testament to the reality that these care homes had something big, and horrific, to hide, which I suspect was the sheer numbers of kids who died from side-effects of the early diphtheria immunizations.

And for all of you parents out there, when you are been "encouraged" to vaccinate your little ones; please do the due diligence.

Read about side-effects, and perhaps, take a look at the least destructive time in a kid's life cycle for a specific vaccination.
Ask your pediatrician if the vaccine they are using contains thymerisol, a form of mercury, which is a poison to young immune systems.

Jun 11 08:43

Newly elected president of Southern Baptists calls homosexuality Satan’s ‘con job’

The Southern Baptist Convention this week chose a new president who has taught that homosexuality is a “con job” by Satan

At its annual convention in Baltimore this week, members of the Southern Baptist Convention elected Arkansas megachurch pastor Rev. Ronnie Floyd with 52 percent of the vote.

“It appears now that everywhere you look, everything you read and everything you hear is about the gay lifestyle,” he said. “Satan has taken his tool of homosexuality, a gross and evil sin, and done a con job on the American culture, making it seem like all is okay when you are gay.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It unfortunately appears that a complete absence of any knowledge about science is a prerequisite for becoming the President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Of course, this is one of the few Protestant denomination which forbids women from serving as pastors, so this kind of nonsense is perfectly predictable.

Sexual orientation is a spectrum, and as much a part of our DNA as our eye or hair color.

How can logical, compassionate Christians condemn what came in the DNA?!? The short answer is, they cannot.

Jun 11 07:25

Vaccines: Child consent agenda pushes forward

Two U.S. states already have laws allowing children to consent to vaccines -- CA and NC -- and this could become a trend around the country, as more state legislatures, TX and NY to be specific, have introduced similar bills. Now, New York legislators are revising their prior attempt with House Bill A497, which would allow children to consent to vaccination -- a procedure that comes with a risk of permanent disability and death (Google the "National Vaccine Injury and Compensation Program") -- for sexually transmitted diseases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This article errs in stating "a law is not officially 'unconstitutional' until a court says so." The United States Supreme Court ruled in Marbury vs Madison that laws repugnant to the Constitution are automatically NULL AND VOID. This reserves to We The People the right to decide if a law is unconstitutional, and under the United States Supreme Court decision in John Bad Elk vs United States, to resist illegal actions by the government up to and including the use of lethal force.

Jun 11 07:22

Family billed $12m after state mental institution kills man

New York State officials have sent an $11.67 million bill to the sister of a 33-year-old mentally disabled man who died at a state facility in Queens two years ago.

The bill came a year after the man's sister filed a lawsuit against the institution, alleging that the staff there had killed him.

The claim against Rasheen Rose's estate cited his total Medicaid assistance from Aug. 6, 2002, through Aug. 6, 2012, the day he passed away, The Associated Press (AP) reported.

Jun 10 10:20

Austria close to ban of GMO products

Austria's struggle for a national ban on GMO (genetically modified organisms) appears to have paid off, with European ministers supporting the "opt-out" option.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You can't do that!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 10 10:12

U.S. Government Ties El Salvador USD 277 M Aid Package to Monsanto’s GMO Seeds

The President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA), Ricardo Navarro, has demanded that the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, stops pressurizing the Government of El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GM seeds rather than non-GMO seeds from domestic suppliers.

“I would like to tell the U.S. Ambassador to stop pressuring the Government (of El Salvador) to buy ‘improved’ GM seeds,” said Navarro, which is only of benefit to U.S. multinationals and is to the detriment of local seed production, Verdad Digital reported last week.

In recent weeks, the U.S. has been pushing the El Salvadoran Government to sign the second Millennium Challenge Compact. One of the main conditions on the agreement is allegedly for the purchasing of GM seeds from Monsanto.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you don't think Monsanto doesn't have the American government by the "short and curlies", please read this article again, very carefully.

Jun 10 10:01

MASS VIOLENCE LINKED TO PRESCRIPTION PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS - A RESOURCE PAGE

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Elliot Rogers' full medical information is not yet known. But he was being treated by three different mental health professionals which makes it almost certain he was also on some kind of medication.

Jun 10 10:01

AGGRESSION, VIOLENCE &BENZODIAZEPINES

"Like alcohol, benzodiazepines can occasionally cause apparently paradoxical stimulation with increased aggression, anger, violence and antisocial behaviour. Benzodiazepines have been linked with 'baby-battering', 'wife beating' and 'grandma bashing'. Less dramatically, increases in irritability and argumentativeness are often remarked on by patients on long-term benzodiazepines and by their families. These effects are thought to result from disinhibition of usually controlled behaviour." Professor C Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP, Benzodiazepines: The Still Unfinished Story, November 2000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is another resource page on the link between prescription psychiatric medications and violence. This class of drugs includes Xanax, which Elliot Rodgers, the shooter/stabber in Santa Barbara is now known to have been taking and possibly abusing.

Jun 10 07:10

Bottom trawling is killing the seafloor and collapsing deep sea biodiversity

The method of industrial fishing known as "bottom trawling" is destroying the biodiversity of the ocean floor, possibly forever, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and the Institute of Marine Sciences (also in Barcelona), and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The researchers compared the effects of bottom trawling to desertification or the loss of topsoil, noting that trawling reduces habitat quality so much that the ecology of the ocean floor may never recover.

Jun 09 12:06

Why Trust an Organization that Lies and Cheats: The Silly CDC

Very few know what has been hidden from public view regarding CDC lies, cover-ups, and congressional investigation. Probably those who don’t know don’t want to. Well, here are some examples of CDC corruption for those who do want to know.

Jun 09 11:48

U.S. Supreme Court rules against homeowners in toxic water case

The Supreme Court says a group of homeowners in North Carolina can’t sue a company that contaminated their drinking water because a state deadline has lapsed.

Jun 09 10:50

Louisiana Gov. signs bill killing lawsuits against oil and gas companies

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has flouted the advice of his own attorney general and scores of legal scholars by signing a bill which blocks a levee board’s lawsuit against oil and gas companies, who are accused of destroying the state’s coast.

The law, SB 469, has thwarted a levee district in New Orleans’ East Bank – the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E) – from pushing forward with a lawsuit introduced last July against 97 oil and gas companies for damage done to the state’s wetlands. According to the suit, the firms exposed New Orleans to catastrophic damage from hurricanes Rita and Katrina by dredging and cutting thousands of miles of pipes and canals through barrier islands and wetlands which, left intact, would have protected the coastal city, The Times-Picayune Newspaper reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, for Governor Jindal to have done this.

But of course, understanding how much Big Oil contributes to his (and other politicians') election cycles, it's no bloody wonder that this bill came down this way, and the lawsuit got crushed.

Jun 09 10:46

One of Big Pharma's Most Disastrous Drugs Destroyed This Man's Spine

It has been a decade since Merck's "super-aspirin" Vioxx was withdrawn from the market after a study showed it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Heavily advertised by celebrity athletes like Dorothy Hamill and Bruce Jenner and used by approximately 20 million patients, estimates of the heart attacks caused by Vioxx range from 27,000 to up to 140,000. The Vioxx scandal made Merck the poster child for deceptive marketing because the cardiovascular risk data was deliberately withheld from the FDA, medical journals and the drug-taking public and their doctors, according to news reports. In 2010, Merck compensated 20,591 heart attack and 12,447 stroke plaintiffs out of a $4.85 billion settlement fund.

Now, in an improbable chain of events, Merck is returning to court against its will to face charges that Vioxx also caused devastating non-healing of spine/bone after surgical procedures, a charge supported by scientific studies.

Jun 09 09:31

Child’s Life Destroyed by Fluvax, Millions in Damages Paid Out to Parents

THE parents of a WA girl who has been awarded millions in damages after a defective flu jab left her severely disabled say they it’s a “massive relief” the legal battle is over.

Mick and Kirsten Button’s daughter Saba was just 11 months old when she received the Fluvax shot in April 2010.

The then toddler suffered a hypoxic brain injury, kidney, liver and bone marrow failure. She can now no longer walk and talk and needs round-the-clock care.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember: vaccines are generally more about profit, and less about health. What happened to this child is awful, but not as unusual as you might think.

I am not an anti-vaxxer.

But particularly, if you have very small kids, please do the due diligence, and make the decision about whether you think a vaccine is appropriate for your child's medical needs, and also their age.

Jun 09 08:01

Antidepressant drugs may not be best treatment

For the past 25 years, people suffering from depression have been treated with antidepressant drugs like Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil — three of the world’s best-selling selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. But people are questioning whether these drugs are the appropriate treatment for depression, and if they could even be causing harm.

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But what if the very premise behind these drugs is flawed? What if mental illnesses like depression aren’t really caused by chemical imbalances, and that millions of the people who are prescribed those drugs derive no benefit from them? And what if those drugs could actually make their mental illness worse and more intractable over the long term?

Investigative journalist Robert Whitaker argued that psychiatric drugs are a largely ineffective way of treating mental illness in his 2010 book called Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America.

Jun 08 13:26

Colorado ‘Mudslide’ Looks Like Fracking Nightmare

“There is no mud in the whole damn thing, there is not even a puddle”, said dutchsinse, a popular environmental investigative Youtuber, referring to a secretive fracking operation that was recently botched.

“I went and verified the area [...] ran by DCP [...] which they basically have fracked the hell out of the area”, dutchsinse said, continuing to explain how the U.S. government teamed up with Exxon Mobil in the area.

Jun 07 16:56

If You Think Humans Have Chimps Beat, This Study Will Have You Rethinking Your Theory

There's a lot of bad stuff in the world for sure. But let's all take a minute to consider just how lucky we are that chimps don't look particularly good in business attire. If they did, we might be working for them. Chimps are way stronger than we are, of course, and studies have shown that their short-term memory is superior--just look at this video. And now there's evidence that chimps are better than we are at a form of strategic thinking that's a vital skill in the world of work.

Jun 07 16:09

SIDS and Seizures

Two studies by teams of epidemiologists headed by Marie R. Griffin represent perhaps the absolute worst I have encountered in many years of reading this literature (Marie R. Griffin, Wayne A. Ray, John R. Livengood, and William Schaffner, "Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome after Immunization with the Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine." NEJM 319:10 [Sept. 8, 1988], 618-622. Marie R. Griffin, Wayne A. Ray, Edward A. Mortimer, Gerald M. Fenichel, and William Schaffner, "Risk of Seizures and Encephalopathy After Immunization with the Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine." JAMA 263:12 [March 23/30, 1990], 1641-1645). For those who are still interested I will attempt to show the reasons for my conclusion.

Jun 07 07:36

Religious orders allowed over 2,000 Irish children to be used in medical experiments

More than 2000 Irish children in religious run homes were subjected to drugs trials in the 1930s according to a shocking new report.

As the Tuam burial ground scandal erupts, it has now emerged that Catholic Church run homes and state institutions let the children of unmarried mothers be used in medical experiments.

The Irish Daily Mail has published a damning report which outlines how scientists secretly vaccinated more than 2,000 children in religious-run homes in suspected illegal drug trials.

Jun 06 07:51

Nurse who refused flu shot wins lawsuit against Hackettstown Regional Medical Center

A Warren County nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot without claiming a religious or medical exemption, a New Jersey appeals court ruled today.

The appellate judges concluded that the hospital violated Valent's right to freedom of expression by endorsing the religious-based exemption while denying her secular choice.

"By denying appellant's application to receive unemployment benefits based only on her unwillingness to submit to the employer's religion-based policy, the Board violated appellant's rights under the First Amendment," the panel wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on this appeals court!

I am not an anti-vaxxer, but people should know the consequences, and the pros and cons, of any vaccination they are supposed to take, or have their kids take.

When it comes to vaccinations, please: be a 7 day awareist!!

Jun 06 07:11

Settlement in WA baby flu vaccination case

Saba Button got the vaccination under a government-promoted scheme in April 2010 when a GP injected a 0.25ml dose of CSL 2010 Fluvax into her left arm.

As a consequence of the vaccination, she suffered hypoxic brain injury and severe disabilities.

Her life expectancy has been significant shortened and she will require constant care for the rest of her life.

Jun 06 06:50

Alaska volcano erupts with new intensity, prompting 'red' alert

An Alaska volcano that has been spewing ash and lava for years began erupting with new intensity this week, pushing a plume of smoke and ash as high as 24,000 feet (7,315 meters) and prompting scientists to issue their highest volcanic alert in five years, authorities said on Tuesday.

Jun 06 06:46

Saying No To Vaccines Appears On The Daily Show

It took guts for Sarah to agree to share why she doesn't vaccinate. While there was a risk in being edited, national viewers were finally exposed to someone stating that "herd immunity" through vaccination is a myth. There was a clear bent against people who don't vaccinate, but in the end both sides were ridiculed.

Jun 05 13:04

FLASHBACK 2009 - Inside the $7 Billion Swine Flu Vaccine Industry

The swine flu vaccine isn’t coming off the assembly line as fast as public health officials would like. But the vaccine, whenever it arrives, will still bring in billions for the companies rushing to bring it to market.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the US Government, CDC, and WHO all declared a swine flu "pandemic" to scare people into buying these products, most of which were ultimately discarded. In the end, the swine flu of 2009 was milder than the normal seasonal flu.

Jun 05 10:44

One baby has died and 14 others are fighting for their lives after being poisoned in NHS neonatal care units.

A public health alert was issued by health chiefs last night after it emerged that all the newborns' infections were caused by a contaminated batch of nutrition drip. The children were affected at neonatal intensive care units at six different hospitals, but the infected nutrition is believed to have been used in 22 hospitals across the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever happened to letting the babies nurse at their mothers' breasts? It's worked just fine for a half million years!

Jun 05 08:48

Justin Bourque hunted in moncton new brunswick mass shooting

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I expect the shooter was on prescription psychiatric drugs!

Jun 05 06:02

Monarch butterfly decline linked to spread of GM crops

The main cause of the monarch butterfly's decline is the loss of milkweed — its food — in its U.S. breeding grounds, a new study has found. That all but confirms that the spread of genetically modified crops is indirectly killing the monarch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is another study from Cornell showing that GMO pollen DIRECTLY kills Monarch Butterflies!

Not to worry, of course. Monsanto is working on a "Roundup-ready Butterfly" to sell to people who miss the natural variety!


Jun 04 12:59

Data Discrepancies in ObamaCare Signups Could Affect 2 Million People

More than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows.

About 1 in 4 people who signed up have discrepancies, creating a huge paperwork jam for the feds and exposing some consumers to repayment demands, or possibly even loss of coverage, if they got too generous a subsidy.

Jun 04 11:19

Virgin killer Elliot Rodger's 'Xanax addiction made him withdrawn and anxious in days before his murderous rampage'

Mass killer Elliot Rodger may have been dependent on the anti-anxiety drug Xanax which made him 'isolated and anxious' before his murder spree, it has been claimed.

His family's spokesman previously said Rodger, who stabbed three students and shot another three dead before killing himself, was believed to have been taking the medication for around six months.

Jun 04 09:37

Netanyahu Looks to Gitmo to Justify Force-Feeding of Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is aggressively pushing a bill that would green-light the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, citing the U.S. military's routine use of this practice against detainees at the Guantánamo Bay (Image: Addameer) offhsore prison.

Netanyahu told the security cabinet on Sunday to move more quickly on discussions of the bill, Haaretz reports.

The Israel National Bioethics Council andIsraeli Medical Association are vocally opposing the law, and the IMA vowed on Thursday to prohibit Israeli physicians from participating in force-feeding, which it likened to torture, according to reportingby Israel's Channel 2 News.

In response, Netanyahu declared that he would find doctors willing to carry out the controversial practice and mentioned the U.S.'s routine practice of force-feeding hunger striking Guantánamo Bay inmates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the prisoners at Gitmo and those Palestinians being held in indefinite detention have in common is, primarily, as follows: they have not been allowed anything remotely resembling due process, to either convict or acquit them.

Netanyahu doesn't want these prisoners to die, because of the potential of creating massive Palestinian unrest through allowing this.

Also, these men probably won't be released, ever, because their bodies, like the bodies of Gitmo inmates, may well bear witness to horrific torture to get them to "confess" to whatever officials wanted them to say in order to justify their detention.

The American officials don't really care if these prisoners die, but feel compelled to be seen as "doing something" to prevent them from dying, so NG tube feeding is what they have chosen.

This is punishment, pure and simple, for their wanting to die because they will not be released, ever, even those who have not been convicted of doing anything wrong.

I would suggest that if Netanyahu is so "gung-ho" on this procedure, that he should have it done to himself...with cameras rolling.

But the process is nasty, and not without consequences; ask any Northern Irish person who was on a hunger strike in jail during "the troubles".

Jun 04 09:13

Seismographs have picked up a swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, including dozens early Tuesday.

Jun 04 08:49

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes’ Survival Rate Concealed

A confidential internal document obtained by civil society groups shows genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes described by their manufacturer, United Kingdom (UK) company Oxitec, as “sterile” are in fact not sterile and their offspring have a 15 percent survival rate in the presence of the common antibiotic tetracycline.

Jun 04 08:31

Saudi admits scores of unrecorded MERS deaths

Kingdom increases death toll from 190 to 282 following a review of data gathered since virus was identified in 2012.

Jun 04 06:24

Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings

This week the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, awarded two large contracts to Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco, to create electrical brain implants capable of treating seven psychiatric conditions, including addiction, depression, and borderline personality disorder.

Jun 03 07:32

I-495 bridge closed because of tilting columns

Delaware officials on Monday ordered the emergency closure of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington after discovering that four support columns are tilting.

The 4,800-foot bridge normally carries about 90,000 vehicles a day on I-495, which diverts traffic around the city of Wilmington and toward the Port of Wilmington. The route parallels Interstate 95, which runs through downtown Wilmington.

"We understand that there will be a significant impact to the traveling public," said state Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Obama can send millions of dollars to the Junta in Kiev to murder Ukrainians, but lets the critical infrastructure of the US rot.

Jun 03 06:55

Monsanto Slammed for ‘Fraudulent’ EU Patent on Non-GMO Tomatoes

Representatives of the international coalition No Patents on Seeds! from France, Germany and Spain have filed an opposition against a European patent held by Monsanto on conventionally bred tomatoes (EP1812575). The patent claims tomatoes with a natural resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis. The original tomatoes used for this patent came from the international gene bank in Gatersleben, Germany. It was already known that these plants had the desired resistance and they were simply crossed with other tomato plants. Monsanto then produced a cleverly worded patent in order to create the impression that genetic engineering had been used to produce the tomatoes and to make it look ‘inventive’.

Jun 02 10:51

Suicide forum sees drop in attendance

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted just for that headline! :)

Jun 02 08:19

Dangerous Pesticides Are Showing Up More and More in Our Urine and Breast Milk

In early April, the shocking news that breast milk carries many times the allowable amount of glyphosate, also called Roundup, came out on the web. Glyphosate is a poison that defoliates plants, but back in the late 1990s, farmers began planting soybeans that resisted the chemical, bouncing back from a dowse of Glyphosate like they had just enjoyed a spring rain, while the weeds around them died. The Frankenstein soybeans were followed by releases of genetically modified corn, cotton, canola and sugar beets. Now, many crops carry the gene.

As a result, according to the release, scientists found glyphosate at “760 to 1600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides.” These levels are less than allowable levels set by America’s Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has been led to believe that glyphosate exits the body and does not accumulate. How could they think that?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How could they think that"?!?

In a country where corporate money fuels election cycles, and the health and well being of We the People is of absolutely no interest or concern, except where profit can be made from people breaking down physically form exposure to toxic chemicals, OF COURSE, members of the EPA are going to think that, and state it publicly.

Jun 01 09:26

Volcanic Ash Cloud Grounds Flights Across South-East Asia

A volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created a huge ash cloud that is disrupting flights across northern Australia and between Australia and south-east Asia.

Mount Sangeang in Indonesia erupted on Friday, sending a massive plume of ash between 6-20km (up to 12 miles) into the atmosphere. The cloud is expected to affect flights across the region for several days.

Jun 01 08:38

Elliot Rodger Was Taking Xanax In Days Before Mass Shooting, Insider Says

Elliot Rodger‘s parents Peter & Li Chin have told law enforcement that their son had been taking Xanax in the days before the horrific murders, and feared he could have been abusing the anti-anxiety medication, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

" to end my life, I will quickly swallow all of the Xanax and Vicodin pills I have left, along with an ample amount of hard liquor. Immediately after imbibing this mixture, I will shoot myself in the head with two of my handguns simultaneously" -- From Elliot Rodgers' manifesto.

Jun 01 07:51

Brazilian World Cup host city battling dengue fever epidemic

Less than two weeks before the start of the 20th FIFA World Cup, the host city of Campinas is working to eradicate a deadly outbreak of dengue fever before the first teams arrive.

Already this year, an estimated 32,384 people have been infected by dengue fever in Campinas, a southeastern Brazilian city about one hour from Sao Paulo. At least three deaths have been blamed on the viral infection.

Jun 01 07:49

Public believes solar panels will drain the sun's energy

A satire science story from NationalReport.net (1) has gone viral after warning readers that solar panels are draining the sun's energy. The most remarkable thing about the story is not its hilarity but rather the fact that so many readers took it seriously.

May 31 07:45

STOSSEL sells out to GMO!

Rising generations will have more food options than ever before. They face less risk of starvation or disease. Let’s give them science instead of scare stories.

May 31 07:25

Detroit Cuts Off Water To Thousands Unable To Pay Their Bills

Thousands of the some 700,000 people who call Detroit home are currently living without access to water after the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department turned off their water because they hadn’t paid their bills.

As the shut-offs occur without warning from the department, residents don’t have time to fill buckets, sinks and tubs with water. This concerns human rights activists, who point out that as a result, “Sick people are left without running water and running toilets. People recovering from surgery cannot wash and change bandages. Children cannot bathe and parents cannot cook.”

It’s a practice that has been in place in Detroit for years, even though residents of the city plagued by high unemployment and a poverty rate of around 40 percent have struggled to keep up with water rates that have increased about 119 percent over the past decade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clean water should be a basic human right.

That having been said, decades of completely dysfunctional policy has lead Detroit, once one of the most thriving cities in this country, to a completely shambolic collapse.

May 31 07:08

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘great fear’: Aliens have been to Earth — and thought we were dumb

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil DeGrasse Tyson told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that while it’s audacious enough for human beings to say they’re capable of defining intelligence, he would still like to know if there’s other intelligent beings in the universe.

“My great fear is that we’ve in fact been visited by intelligent aliens,” DeGrasse Tyson said to Hayes. “But they chose not to make contact, on the conclusion that there’s no sign of intelligent life on Earth. How’s that for measures of intelligence?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suggest that their observation, upon visiting earth in the 21st century, would be that the major occupation of people on this planet is still tribal warfare, which is not an intelligent way to resolve disputes at all!

May 31 06:25

Elliot Rodger Was Taking Xanax In Days Before Mass Shooting, Insider Says

Elliot Rodger‘s parents Peter & Li Chin have told law enforcement that their son had been taking Xanax in the days before the horrific murders, and feared he could have been abusing the anti-anxiety medication, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

The Xanax had been prescribed to Elliot by a family doctor, according to law enforcement sources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alprazolam

Side effects from Alprazolam trade name Xanax

Although unusual, the following paradoxical reactions have been shown to occur:

Aggression, Rage, hostility...

May 31 06:14

Organic Consumers Association Calls on Congress to Oppose the Tyson Foods Anti-Farmer Act

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today asked its million-plus members to call on Congress to reject efforts by the meat industry to weaken protections for farmers.

Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest factory farm producer of chicken, beef and pork is behind a proposed policy rider to the House Appropriations Committee’s 2015 spending bill. The rider would weaken rules, written by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The rules are intended to protect contract farmers who raise animals for the four companies that control nearly all the meat eaten in the U.S. GIPSA is an agency of the USDA that writes the rules intended to promote “fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture.”

May 31 06:11

Mike Filip Interviews Michael Rivero From WhatReallyHappened.com

Mike Filip’s guest today is Michael Rivero, host of the What Really Happened radio show on the Republic Broadcasting Network, and webmaster of whatreallyhappened.com. Their discussion begins with the killing spree that occurred on May 23rd near the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Isla Vista. Elliot Rodger, 22, fits the prototype of other mass killers in recent years: young affluent white men who are mentally ill, who grew up in a protected environment and received psychiatric care. They get help and then engage in acts of mass murder.

What is really going on here is that chemicals are being pumped into their bodies, usually the highly profitable SSRIs which have been linked to violent acts. Domestic abuse rose at the same time these medications were introduced. Many police officers are on these drugs and have become more violent.

May 30 20:00

Mike Filip Interviews Michael Rivero | May 30, 2014 | Dr Glidden | Fire Your MD Now

May 30 09:43

Texas family wins $2.9 million fracking lawsuit, setting stage for more lawsuits to follow

A north Texas family won a $2.9 million lawsuit against a Plano-based oil company after convincing a jury that emissions from the company’s fracking operations were making them sick.

According to Inside Climate News, the Parr family of Wise County, Texas, filed 13 complaints with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), between February 2010 and July 2011, claiming that air pollution from gas and oil operations near their ranch were responsible for breathing difficulties, nausea, nosebleeds, ringing ears, and rashes.

The Parrs’ were not the only ones filing complaints, with the TCEQ receiving 77 complaints from Wise County, in the heart of the Barnett Shale drilling area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, this case will be most probably get all the way to the Supreme Court, and the monied interests, including those Supreme Court Jurists, rarely eat their own.

May 30 09:30

House votes to halt federal meddling in medical marijuana

The House voted early Friday to halt federal prosecutions of medical marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug’s use with a doctor’s prescription, marking the first time a chamber of Congress has approved such a broad decriminalization.

The 219-189 vote wasn’t even particularly close, signaling a dramatic change in Congress on the issue of marijuana.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If we let them get stoned, then maybe they won't try to tar and feather us all!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 30 06:43

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums

“My husband was having a lot of difficulty breathing already, and he was getting a lot worse, so we went to the hospital and they admitted him immediately,” Jeffrey’s wife Zoe Keating said.

In the hospital, doctors removed a half-liter of fluid from Jeffrey’s lungs, and gave him steroids to reduce brain swelling. Doctors administered emergency chemotherapy.

Then came even more devastating news: Anthem Blue Cross was denying their coverage for the treatments.

The family received a letter from the insurance provider, saying his hospital stay didn’t meet the criteria for medical necessity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like those death panels really do exist under Obamacare!

Nov 03 08:25

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Apr 05 13:11

Tons Of Radioactive Fukushima Water Spills Into Pacific Ocean

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

Apr 05 12:43

Critical Infrastructure Exploits Being Packaged In Hacker Tools

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

Apr 05 12:16

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

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

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

Apr 05 12:06

Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally

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

Apr 05 11:09

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

Sorry couldn't resist this one!

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

Apr 05 11:03

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

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

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

Apr 05 09:30

US Launches Top Secret Rocket

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

Apr 05 08:51

Penly 2 Nuclear Reactor Shutdown Following Fire In Oil Pumps

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

Apr 05 08:30

Working Quantum Computer Built Inside A Diamond

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

Apr 05 08:13

A Marijuana Bud A Day Keeps The Stroke Away

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

Apr 05 07:50

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

Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

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

Apr 05 03:08

Flashback: Lithium In Texan Drinkwater

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

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

Apr 04 19:28

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

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

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

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

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

Apr 04 14:51

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

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

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

Apr 04 13:57

You Tube Now Banning Videos Critical Of Global Warming Alarmism

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

Apr 04 11:18

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

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

Apr 04 10:52

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

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

Apr 04 10:17

Radiation Levels in California Rain Recorded at 506% Above Normal

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

Apr 04 10:16

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Apr 04 09:09

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

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

Apr 04 08:45

Million-year-old ash hints at origins of cooking

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Apr 04 08:31

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Apr 04 08:11

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 04 08:04

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Apr 04 07:47

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

Mar 16 12:27

Ocean Radiation Plume Hits Hawaii From Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

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

Mar 16 12:25

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

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

Mar 14 08:52

Scientists warn EPA on Monsanto corn rootworm

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

Mar 14 05:57

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

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

Mar 14 05:45

Forget Asteroids and Volcanoes: Chemically Induced Infertility Threatens Human Race

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

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

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

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

Mar 14 03:25

Romney Declines To Enroll In Medicare

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

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

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

Mar 13 16:02

The Lost Papers of the Tesla Death Rays

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

Big Brother Spy Cameras To Prevent Uninsured Drivers From Getting Gas

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

Jan 16 10:03

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

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

Jan 16 09:45

An Open Letter to Family and Friends About Preparedness

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

Sep 16 10:34

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

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

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

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

Feb 12 07:39

Indonesia continues to be battered by quakes

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