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Apr 08 05:51

EPA Issues Moratorium on New Pesticides That Kill Birds and Bees

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a moratorium that will restrict the use of new pesticides that have been blamed for declining bee populations, though the policy does not apply to products currently on the market.

The chemicals in question, neonicotinoids, are a new class of insecticides that affect the central nervous system of insects and result in paralysis and death.

Apr 08 05:48

California Water Authorities Using Smart Meter Data as Evidence to Impose Fines

Essentially, consumption of utilities in your home is being big brother tracked and traced at all times on the smart grid.

Sure, it was sold to everyone as a “smart” solution for keeping consumption in check, that it would decrease utility bills because people could use it to check out how much they use and find smart ways to cut down. (How many people are really even doing that, by the way?)

Not only is this going to be used to serve up “peak pricing” models against the population — to price electricity and water higher during times of higher consumption by the population — it’s also going to be used to allow the people to tattle on themselves via their data, a set up that will come with heavy financial consequences.

As we can see happening now in California during its historic drought, smart meters are also being used by authorities to seek people out and impose fines.

Apr 08 05:41

Psychological Warfare and the Fragmentation of the Psyche

The subject of dissociative identity disorder and the fracturing of the psyche is a complex topic that is becoming more mainstream through alternative media. The causes, nature and extent of the disorder are still shrouded in mystery, though modern medicine and psychology do have a lot to say about the matter. One of the reasons the disorder is controversial is that it doesn’t seem to fit well in the dominant materialist/biologist reductionism upon which mass science is built. Given the presupposition of modern science that the psyche is entirely equated with the brain itself, the assumptions are thus that any possible solution to mental problems of this nature can only be remedied or suppressed through the addition of, and rearrangement of, molecular compounds.

Apr 07 23:46

Russian Hackers Accused Of Cyberattacks Against The White House

The intrusion was carried out through computers around the world.

United States suspects that Russian hackers are the authors of cyberattacks suffered by the Department of State, through which would have gotten access to sensitive White House computer system elements, according to U.S. officials who were informed of the investigation revealed to CNN.

http://whatisusa.info/russian-hackers-accused-of-cyberattacks-against-...

Apr 07 19:03

Gerber Toddler Snack Tests 100% Positive for GMO Insecticide Corn

GMO Free USA has published the results of independent lab testing which documented that Gerber Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip Baked Whole Grain Corn toddler snack contains high levels of herbicide tolerant, insecticide producing genetically engineered corn.

GMO Free USA stated; “We sent a package of Gerber Graduates Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip Baked Whole Grain Corn Snack to a certified lab to test for the presence of GMO material. The quantitative PCR test verified, by DNA analysis, that 100% of the corn in the Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip was GMO. All of the corn has been genetically engineered to be herbicide tolerant (Roundup Ready) and the corn contained DNA sequences known to be present in Bt insecticide-producing GMO corn.” ...

Apr 07 16:51

Skin problems? Try this DIY natural antibacterial cream

Need a do-it-yourself alternative to antibacterial creams that don’t have any weird chemicals in it that you can’t pronounce?

Apr 07 16:33

Mind-destroying drug Chantix to receive new black box warning label

Chantix, known generically as varenicline, is a popular smoking-cessation drug first approved by the FDA in 2006

Apr 07 15:23

Faithful dog lies down with companions as they’re arrested

A drug raid in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina turned up some drugs, guns and one faithful dog. The photo, which has since gone viral in Brazil, shows the suspects – and apparently their companion as well – surrendering to authorities during the raid.

Apr 07 14:58

California Water Authorities Using Smart Meter Data as Evidence to Impose Fines

Question: while the system is busy turning neighbors into angry snitches and using smart meters to impose heavy fines on everyone, is any of this making more water?

Apr 07 12:44

Breaking News: Whooping cough outbreak in only vaccinated children

An alarming outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) is currently sweeping through the Park City, Utah area. And the news is not good for the vaccine industry – as you’ll soon see.

This whooping cough outbreak marks the first time in many years that the area has experienced even one case of pertussis. So far, 19 kids have been diagnosed with the illness.

Apr 07 11:24

Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in.

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Apparently they started with Washington DC! :)

Apr 07 11:22

Federal Govt Admits Marijuana Kills Brain Tumors, But You Still Can’t Have It

The federal government admits in newly funded research that compounds found in marijuana have an unprecedented ability to go in and kill brain tumors without any negative side effects. But you’re still going to jail if you try and use it as a medication.

Apr 07 11:17

Fleas test positive for plague near Flagstaff

Coconino County officials are taking precautions after finding fleas collected in Picture Canyon northeast of Flagstaff have tested positive for plague.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported Friday that the County Public Health Services District is conducting additional tests and disinfecting prairie dog burrows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, I wonder who brought that across the border into our nation.

Apr 07 11:08

Canada and US Looking At Conscription? Michael Rivero

Apr 07 11:07

The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes

The New Yorker has a long investigative report on a recent geological phenomenon: man-made earthquakes. The article describes how scientists painstakingly gathered data on the quakes, and then tried to find ways to communicate the results — which are quite definitive — to politicians who often have financial reasons to disbelieve them. Quoting: "Until 2008, Oklahoma experienced an average of one to two earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or greater each year. (Magnitude-3.0 earthquakes tend to be felt, while smaller earthquakes may be noticed only by scientific equipment or by people close to the epicenter.) In 2009, there were twenty. The next year, there were forty-two. In 2014, there were five hundred and eighty-five, nearly triple the rate of California.

Apr 07 10:48

A disaster waiting to happen in Oklahoma? The link between fracking and earthquakes is causing alarm in an oil-rich town

Oil is stored in vast quantities at Cushing in above-ground storage containers that litter the fields surrounding the town. This is a place where “oilfield” has nothing to do with drilling, in a state where the oil and gas industry has become as powerful as it is anywhere in the United States.

Now, thanks to fracking, it’s also one of the most active seismic areas in the entire United States.

Apr 07 10:48

US Agribusiness, GMOs and the Plundering of the Planet

Small family/peasant farms produce most of the world’s food. They form the bedrock of global food production. Yet they are being squeezed onto less than a quarter of the planet’s farmland. The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations.

Apr 07 10:47

Mind-destroying drug Chantix to receive new black box warning label

In response to a request from drug giant Pfizer to remove the "black box" warning on the smoking-cessation drug Chantix, the FDA has decided to not only retain the warning but expand it.

Apr 07 10:47

Land grab in Ukraine is Monsanto’s backdoor to the EU

The quest for Ukraine’s legendary black earth is almost complete. To the dismay of French, Polish, German farmers, the multinational agricultural corporation Monsanto, as well as DuPont Pioneer and John Deere, have all lobbied for access to the largest agricultural market in Eastern Europe. This will soon reshape the market for agricultural products in the EU and spell ruin for Europe’s farmers.

In Nov. 2013, the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation drafted a legal amendment that will benefit global ag producers by allowing the widespread use of genetically modified seeds. Taking a backseat to the dramatic political developments there, this turn of events went almost unnoticed, although Monsanto has been lobbying within Ukraine’s agricultural market for quite a while. Back in 2007 the US embassy in Kiev demanded that the Ukrainian government take action against sellers of “fake” seeds (i.e., producers competing with TNCs).

Apr 07 10:46

Zero Deforestation arrangement for Palm oil to be implemented by KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut

Yum! Brands, the organization that claims KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, on Thursday reported a zero deforestation arrangement for its palm oil sourcing. The move came after forceful battles by ecological gatherings that argued that the restaurants weren’t doing what’s needed to guarantee the palm oil they used to cook food wasn’t connected to human rights misuses, obliteration of peat lands, and logging of rainforests.

Apr 07 09:51

Taking Back Their Power from Smart Meters in Pennsylvania

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

In 2008 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Legislative body passed, and then-Governor Ed Rendell signed into Pennsylvania Law – PA HB2200, which became Act 129 of 2008. That unethical and vested-interest law mandated AMI Smart Meters (SMs) replace perfectly safe analog meters on all residences with utility companies servicing 100,000 customers.

However, that bill/law is flawed legally insofar as it does not provide an Opt-out from Smart Meters...

Apr 07 09:46

Fragmentation of the psyche and the nous

The subject of dissociative identity disorder and the fracturing of the psyche is a complex topic that is becoming more mainstream through alternative media

Apr 07 09:33

20 Ways to Use Honey for Wellness and Survival

by Gaye Levy

Rich, golden honey. What is not to like? Just the thought of sweet, fragrant honey and honeybees makes me think of happy times. That, coupled with its long storage life makes honey a perfect food for the survival pantry. But did you know that honey has a myriad of other uses, including as a therapeutic ointment that promotes healing?

In this article you will learn all about honey, the various types, its use to promote health and wellness, and other ways to use honey that you may not have thought of...

Apr 07 09:27

NBC'S LAW & ORDER: VACCINE AGENDA MOUTHPIECE

To honor April as National Autism Awareness Month, NBC’s Law and Order has decided to run a new episode titled Granting Immunity.’ This episode revolves around a measles outbreak in an elementary school due to parents that didn’t vaccinate their children. No stranger to taking the wrong side of controversy, it appears NBC is looking to follow in the footsteps of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel to attack parents who still want medical choice. This is termed ‘behavior placement’ in which subtle messages are woven into shows. It should be noted that watching television instantly switches a viewer’s brainwaves into the alpha state (relaxation, suggestibility etc.). Next to criminality and fraud from the mainstream medical community, it appears ridicule and brainwashing are the only ‘real science’ vaccines still command.

Apr 07 09:20

BILLIONS OF CALIFORNIA FRACKING ‘WATER WASTING’ IGNORED

As California lawmakers decide if resident ‘water wasters’ should face jail time, based on a ‘snitch’ system,’ water agencies are busy working on higher rates and fees to penalize individual residents. As the main facilitator in the pollution of California's two biggest fresh water aquifers, the real question is “who will report California Governor Jerry Brown?”

Apr 07 09:11

Never mind the doom-mongers! Earth is greener than 10 years ago: Total amount of vegetation found to have increased significantly over past decade

For years we have been told mankind is destroying the planet, felling trees and systematically ripping up forests.

So it may be a surprise to some that Earth is actually greener today than it was a decade ago.

In an authoritative new study, scientists have calculated that the total vegetation on the planet increased substantially between 2003 and 2012.

While tropical jungles are still disappearing – felled for timber and to make way for cattle pasture – tree growth elsewhere has outstripped the loss.

Apr 07 08:45

Is Diet Coke making you fat? People who drink at least one can a day have larger waist measurements

A team of scientists at the University of Texas examined the lifestyles of 749 Mexican-American and European-American people, over the course of nine years, in which 466 participants survived.

They tracked the number of fizzy drinks each person consumed, and whether or not they were diet drinks.

They found those who indulged in at least one diet drink a day gained at least three inches to their waistlines.

The participants were interviewed at the beginning of the study and at three follow-up visits, where researchers measured their waist circumferences and other parameters.

Of those who said they never consumed diet fizzy drinks, waist circumference increased by less than one inch over the nine-year study period, Sharon Fowler, one of the study's lead authors said.

Apr 06 21:55

British govt warns superbug epidemic could wipe out 80,000

A new generation of superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics could eventually kill tens of thousands of people, with many of the deaths related to illnesses as common as the flu or routine surgery, a new government report warns.

Apr 06 15:02

Who Supports Comcast-Time Warner Merger? Follow the Money

With cable giant Comcast still hoping to receive a federal blessing for its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable, currently its largest rival, the lobbying blitz is in full swing to sway lawmakers and federal regulators that the mega-merger will not, as critics charge, negatively impact consumers by further monopolizing an already highly-concentrated sector.

Apr 06 14:19

International Space Station orbit raised by 700 metres

The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) has been elevated by 700 meters to facilitate docking with a Progress-M27M cargo spaceship, a spokesman for the mission control center told TASS on Thursday.

"Adjustment of the orbit was executed in a routine regime," the spokesman said.

A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Progress-M27M cargo ship will be launched from the Baikonur space centre in the morning on April 28.

Apr 06 11:43

Glyphosate: One of 3 Herbicides Causing Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists now think that another unfortunate part of corporate industrial farming has led to the rapid and exponential increase of antibiotic resistance.

Apr 06 11:04

New Jersey Settles for Fraction of Damages Originally Sought from Exxon Over Contamination

The State of New Jersey and ExxonMobil today released the details of a proposed settlement over damages due for decades of soil and groundwater contamination across more than 1,500 acres of wetlands, marshes, meadows, and waters in the northern part of the state.

Apr 06 10:59

CALIFORNIA VACCINE EXEMPTION BILL FACES CRUCIAL FIRST TEST ON WEDNESDAY

CALIFORNIA VACCINE EXEMPTION BILL FACES CRUCIAL FIRST TEST ON WEDNESDAY
On Wednesday, a controversial bill proposed by three state lawmakers to abolish all vaccine exemptions in the Golden State — except for medical reasons — begins an uphill journey through the Legislature. And many observers wonder if it will encounter a similar fate.Democratic-led efforts to ban vaccine exemptions in Oregon and Washington state toppled one after the other last month amid fervent opposition from parents and anti-vaccine groups who say the bills would have trampled their fundamental rights to decide how to care for their own children. Now it's California's turn to try.

Apr 06 10:55

FLASHBACK - Black water spews from California faucets and plumbing

Black water has been coming out of some faucets in southern California, and neighbors say not enough is being done about it. The water company that serves Gardena says it’s an isolated situation, but neighbors are not so sure.

“My daughter says, ‘Mommy the water is black. Why does it stink?’ She doesn’t want to wash her clothes,” said Emy Sebastian, a Gardena neighbor.

“I was watering the lawn, and all of a sudden, black water came out,” said Gardena neighbor Aurie Morimoto. “And I put it in a white bucket, and it was all black. So I said, ‘Hey.’”

Neighbors say the water smells as bad as it looks.

“It has an odor of rotten eggs or sewer smell,” said Diane Morita.

Morita and her neighbors say it’s been happening off and on for months.

“We don’t want to drink our water because our water is black,” said Sebastian.

“I’m going to switch to tequila,” said joked Morita.

They may joke about it, but they have serious concerns.

Apr 06 10:52

Study: 70% of People on Antidepressants Don’t Have Depression

If sales for antidepressants such as Zoloft, Lexapro, or Prozac tell us anything, it’s that depression is sweeping the nation. But a new study questions the validity of most of these sales. The study has found that the majority of individuals on antidepressants – a whopping 69% – do not even meet the criteria for clinical depression. These individuals are likely just experiencing normal sadness and hardships that most of us experience.

Apr 06 10:50

Due To Storms And Floods In Kentucky Killed 2 Women

Two residents of Kentucky were the victims of floods and torrential rains and thunderstorms that swept in the county Bluegrass. About 160 people were evacuated from the disaster zone in Louisville.

http://whatisusa.info/due-to-storms-and-floods-in-kentucky-killed-2-wo...

Apr 06 10:11

Study: 70% of People on Antidepressants Don’t Have Depression

If sales for antidepressants such as Zoloft, Lexapro, or Prozac tell us anything, it’s that depression is sweeping the nation. But a new study questions the validity of most of these sales. The study has found that the majority of individuals on antidepressants – a whopping 69% – do not even meet the criteria for clinical depression. These individuals are likely just experiencing normal sadness and hardships that most of us experience.

Apr 06 10:10

Think eugenics could never come to America? It already has: victims now being compensated in Virginia

The 11 remaining victims of a covert sterilization program between the years of 1924 and 1979 have received compensation by the commonwealth

Apr 06 09:27

The Two Most Dangerous Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners were initially designed to be sugar substitutes and a helpful tool for the battle against the bulge. Unfortunately, the state of obesity in the world has gotten worse, and artificial sweeteners are clearly not helping. You can find sugar substitutes in diet sodas, yogurt, and a host of other food products. These artificial sweetener additives mimic the flavor of sugar but offer no useful energy and may in fact be toxic.

Apr 06 09:12

Under Our Skin

A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money, UNDER OUR SKIN exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most serious and controversial epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are all in their head. Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.

Apr 06 08:43

Study: 70% of People on Antidepressants Don’t Have Depression

If sales for antidepressants such as Zoloft, Lexapro, or Prozac tell us anything, it’s that depression is sweeping the nation. But a new study questions the validity of most of these sales. The study has found that the majority of individuals on antidepressants – a whopping 69% – do not even meet the criteria for clinical depression. These individuals are likely just experiencing normal sadness and hardships that most of us experience.

In addition to finding that nearly two-thirds of antidepressant-takers don’t meet criteria for depression, the researchers also note how 38% of those taking antidepressants for other psychiatric disorders do not meet the criteria. These include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobio, general anxiety, and a number of other arguably fabricated mental disorders.

The study, published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, reads:

Apr 06 08:38

Antibiotic-resistant superbug has spread to majority of US states – CDC

The CDC found that 90 percent of cases of the shigellosis infection analyzed in Massachusetts, California, and Pennsylvania were resistant to ciprofloxacin (Cipro), the top shigellosis antibiotic in the US.

The agency found that the potent, Cipro-resistant strain was "repeatedly introduced as ill travelers returned and was then infecting other people in a series of outbreaks around the country." Many shigella strains in the US were already considered too advanced for other drugs, including ampicillin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.

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Are the illegal immigrants one of the vectors for this disease to enter the US?

Apr 06 08:26

NASA reveals its most powerful rocket launcher ever

Armed with an asteroid hunter, lunar flashlight and DNA kit, NASA will launch the unmanned Orion spacecraft using the Space Launch System (SLS) - its largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built - in 2018.
The US space agency plans to use the SLS's massive lift capability to carry nearly a dozen nano-satellites to conduct science experiments beyond low-Earth orbit and eventually, Mars.

Apr 06 08:20

Ebola death reported in Sierra Leone region where epidemic originated

Ebola has struck again in the district where the epidemic originated in Sierra Leone, dashing hopes of a recovery after more than three months during which no cases had been reported.

The ministry of health and sanitation confirmed a case of the virus on Saturday in the eastern Kailahun district of the country. A nine-month-old boy was tested positive for Ebola after his death, authorities said.

Apr 06 08:12

California water shortage: One drought for the rich and another for everyone else

The lush front lawns of Los Angeles are in the full bloom of spring, and it’s difficult to believe the Golden State is about to turn brown. But that is the inevitable implication of the drought, and of new rules which call for a 25 per cent cut in urban water use.

Apr 06 08:07

Former active US Marine demands GMO ban after curing debilitating health problems by switching to organic

The chickens are coming home to roost for Big Ag, as an aging baby-boomer population continues to connect the dots between the advent of biotechnology and the many chronic diseases for which people of this particular generation, and even younger generations, now suffer en masse.

Apr 06 07:55

Johns Hopkins Sued for $1 Billion Over Deliberate STD Infection Scheme

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s in which subjects—including orphans, other children and mental patients, according to plaintiffs—were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent. These experiments came to light in 2010.

Apr 06 07:53

Making Things That Matter With Open Source Technology

by Brian Berletic

Makers around the world have created innumerable interesting and fun projects. While fewer in number, projects that have had, or potentially have a significant social impact, have also come from maker communities around the globe.

Make no mistake, though, playing with technology has a social impact all of its own. It is fun, but it also teaches and inspires. It invites people in who might otherwise shy away from working directly with technology, and give them an immediately satisfying and fun experience they will seek to replicate through a growing involvement with making.

But what of projects that directly make a positive social impact?...

Apr 06 07:41

Feds Admit Medical Pot Works on Brain Tumors — but They’re Going After Users Anyway

In a report issued by a U.S. government-funded research group tasked with studying drug abuse and addiction, researchers are admitting that marijuana is useful in killing off specific types of brain tumors.

The report — coming from a government-backed group with annual budget of over $1 billion — arrives at an awkward time for the administration following an announcement by the Department of Justice this week that it will continue to prosecute medical marjiuana cases against individuals in defiance of Congress.

Apr 06 07:36

Former active US Marine demands GMO ban after curing debilitating health problems by switching to organic

The chickens are coming home to roost for Big Ag, as an aging baby-boomer population continues to connect the dots between the advent of biotechnology and the many chronic diseases for which people of this particular generation, and even younger generations, now suffer en masse.

A recent letter sent by former active Marine Jon Abrahamson to Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant tells the likely all-too-common story of disease progression without apparent cause. Abrahamson recalls how he suddenly began to develop nerve problems and numbness in his hands and legs, a degenerative process that left him almost completely incapacitated.

Apr 06 07:35

RoundupRoundup harms human endocrine system at levels allowed in drinking water, study shows

The blockbuster herbicide Roundup causes damage to the human endocrine system at levels that people could easily -- and legally -- be exposed to, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Flinders University in Australia. The researchers found that, in a laboratory study, Roundup killed cells responsible for producing progesterone in women, leading to a drop in levels of that hormone. The effects were seen at Roundup levels currently permitted in Australian drinking water, which 1 mg/L. The US Environmental Protection Agency's drinking water limit for glyphosate is 0.7 mg/L; however, that does not take into account the other ingredients of Roundup.

Notably, the researchers found that Roundup was even more toxic than its active ingredient (glyphosate) alone, suggesting that other ingredients in Roundup work synergistically with glyphosate and pointing to a problem with current chemical regulatory frameworks.

Apr 06 07:34

Gardasil vaccine: Spain joins growing list of countries to file criminal complaints against manufacturer

Attorney Don Manuel Saez Ochoa filed a criminal complaint against Merck-Sanofi Pasteur Laboratories, Spanish National Health authorities, and the regional health authorities of the La Rioja province on behalf of Zuriñe Jimenez Guereño and her mother Doña Maria del Carmen Jimenez Guereño for injuries and disabilities suffered by Zuriñe after the administration of Gardasil. (Story by Norma Erickson, republished from SaneVac.org)

The complaint states that Merck Laboratories failed to use an inert placebo during clinical trials, thereby manipulating data and marketing Gardasil under false pretences. Despite complaints of several young women with similar new medical conditions after Gardasil injections, the Spanish health authorities ignored calls for a moratorium on the use of Gardasil until the safety issues were resolved.

Apr 06 07:19

California water shortage: One drought for the rich and another for everyone else as Golden State goes brown again

In Los Angeles, whose residents use an average of 265 litres per day, an academic study found that the most affluent neighbourhoods used up to three times more water than others. In wealthy southern cities such as Malibu and Newport Beach, where people have large front lawns, consumption was more than 560 litres per capita in January.

Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Centre for Sustainable Communities, told The Los Angeles Times: “The problem lies, in part, in the social isolation of the rich, the moral isolation of the rich.” The rich, she said, were “lacking a sense that we are all in this together”.

Apr 06 07:16

GMO Seed Theft Equals National Security Threat, Argues Government

Federal investigators reportedly sought approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, also known as the FISA court, which is best known for rubber stamping the NSA's sweeping surveillance program for the powers to spy on the communications of siblings Mo Hailong and Mo Yu in an attempt to connect the two employees of the Beijing-based DBN Group, a conglomerate that owns a seed company, with the Chinese government.

However, rights advocates and attorneys representing the pair say that the government is conflating a trade dispute with a national security threat in order to protect the interests of the powerful biotechnology industry.

Apr 06 07:14

GMO soybean oil causes obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, but propagandists say it's 'healthier' than non-GMO soybean oil

Of all the seed oil produced in the US, 90 percent comes from soybeans. The shelf life and temperature stability of soybean oil is increased through the process of hydrogenation, which also generates unhealthy trans fats in the oil.

DuPont developed genetically modified soybean oil that has a fatty acid composition that is low in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid was thought of as the unhealthy component of the oil that causes obesity, diabetes and fatty liver in humans; however, new in-depth research has found hardly any health benefits of GM soybean oil over regular soybean oil.

When scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and UC Davis investigated the differences of the soybean oils, they found that the genetically modified soybean oil was not "healthier" at all. The reduced linoleic acid profile does not reduce diabetes, obesity and fatty liver like the industry had promised.

Apr 06 06:54

Gov Jerry Brown Californians to Be Heavily Fined for Long Showers

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) said Californians will face heavy fines for taking long showers. Brown said, “This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law. Very unusual. It’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s — how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water.”

Apr 06 06:52

The cholesterol lie and how to lower cholesterol naturally

Like many other things related to our health, we have been misled on the marketing efforts of certain fractions in the health industry

Apr 06 06:46

Guatemalans deliberately infected with STDs sue Johns Hopkins University for $1bn

Nearly 800 plaintiffs have launched a billion-dollar lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University over its alleged role in the deliberate infection of hundreds of vulnerable Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis and gonorrhoea, during a medical experiment programme in the 1940s and 1950s.

Apr 06 06:34

Activists ‘Shut Down’ Nestlé Water Bottling Plant In Sacramento

Environmental and human rights activists, holding plastic “torches” and “pitchforks,” formed human barricades at both entrances to the Nestlé Waters bottling plant in Sacramento at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, effectively shutting down the company’s operations for the day.

Apr 05 15:48

Treasury Department refuses answer Congress on $3Billion Unauthorized Payments

(NaturalNews) The Executive Branch of the US Federal Government is running wild, without any standards to go by, without any limitations. That's because the US Constitution has been turned into toilet paper. Every single right in the Bill of Rights is now routinely folded up, used to wipe politician's buttocks, and then flushed down Big Government toilets. The US Treasury Department does not even get authorization from the House of Representatives to spend money anymore.

This is a perfect display of government gone wild. The US Treasury Department is taking billions of dollars from hard-working Americans and funneling it to the health insurance industry. Obamacare should be called "a perpetual bailout of the failing medical system."

Apr 05 11:24

Dispersant used in Gulf oil spill causes injuries to humans and aquatic animals

Activist Post

New research from investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that Corexit EC9500A, an oil-dispersal agent widely used in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, contributes to damage to epithelium cells within the lungs of humans and gills of marine creatures. The study also identifies an enzyme that is expressed in epithelial cells across species that has protective properties against Corexit-induced damage...

Apr 05 09:23

Is Monsanto doing secret biowar research on Maui?

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Here is a stunning quote from Sherwood Ross’ 6/22/2007 Counterpunch article, “The Big Profits in Boiwarfare Research: Corporate America’s Deadliest Secret”:

“A number of major pharmaceutical corporations and biotech firms are concealing the nature of the biological warfare research work they are doing for the U.S. government.

“Since their funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, the recipients are obligated under NIH guidelines to make their activities public. Not disclosing their ops raises the suspicion they may be engaged in forbidden kinds of germ warfare research.

“According to the Sunshine Project, a nonprofit arms control watchdog operating out of Austin, Texas, among corporations holding back information about their [biowarfare research] activities are...

Apr 05 08:52

World's biggest aerial laser survey to reveal Kingdom's historical secrets

In 2013, Cambodia made world headlines when an expansive survey using airborne laser technology revealed not only that the city of Angkor was even more monumental than previously thought, but that another enormous ancient city, Mahendravarpata, lay beneath the jungle-covered plateau of Phnom Kulen, northeast of Siem Reap.

Now a second, even more expansive survey is about to take place using the same laser imaging detection and ranging technology, known as ‘lidar’.

Apr 05 08:35

Chinese docs behind 41 of 43 'fake' articles in British journal

A leading British medical journal has retracted 43 published articles after it was found that the authors had fabricated their peer reviews. As many as 41 articles were written by doctors who worked in Chinese hospitals.

Apr 05 08:32

Ontario patient tests negative for Ebola

An Ontario patient has tested negative for Ebola at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

The patient had returned to Canada from West Africa about 10 days ago and was put into isolation as a precaution when symptoms began to appear. The individual originally went to a Barrie, Ont., hospital with flu-like symptoms, and was transferred to Sunnybrook amid fears that the person was sick with Ebola.

Sunnybrook spokesperson Craig DuHamel says the patient's blood test results came back with no trace of Ebola.

Apr 05 08:31

Russian scientists create ‘bio-cement’ for human bones

“We have created material that the organism takes as original,” professor Vitaly Guzeev said in the statement. The material is soft and flexible but hardens after application. The material is not rejected by the body and has huge broad potential in surgery, ranging from dentistry and cosmetology.

Apr 05 08:24

Why Is Jerry Brown Letting Big Ag and Oil Gluttons Suck Up Most of California's Water?

As California’s record drought continues, Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered residents and non-agricultural businesses to cut water use by 25 percent in the first mandatory statewide reduction in the state’s history. One group not facing restrictions under the new rules is big agriculture, which uses about 80 percent of California’s water. The group Food & Water Watch California has criticized Brown for not capping water usage by oil extraction industries and corporate farms, which grow water-intensive crops such as almonds and pistachios, most of which are exported out of state and overseas.

Apr 05 08:23

Think eugenics could never come to America? It already has: victims now being compensated in Virginia

The 11 remaining victims of a covert sterilization program that took place in Virginia between the years of 1924 and 1979 have received compensation by the commonwealth, according to new reports. The Virginia General Assembly set aside $400,000 in its budget to compensate each living victim of the program $25,000 as a symbolic reparation for this dark time in the state's history.

Apr 05 08:19

The Richie Allen Show on Davidicke.com: Michael Rivero – ‘Coming Soon, You’ll Have To Pay Corporations For The Air You Breathe

Apr 04 17:32

Family of 4 nearly dies in villa after being poisoned by a chemical “like sarin gas” while on vacation: Report

Kid bleeding from lungs, father went into coma, can't talk, mother and her children in seizures

Apr 04 17:17

Tepco: Technology To Decommission Fukushima Needs To Be Invented

Richard Wilcox, PhD
Activist Post

Anyone with a brain could have told you back in 2011 at the time of the Fukushima nuclear triple meltdown that Tokyo Electric (Tepco) was lying about the true condition of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 (“Dai-ichi”). Four years later, Tepco officials have finally admitted that it may not be technologically possible to decommission the plant.

In the case of Tepco (Tipkill), the facts are overwhelming that not only was Fukushima an “accident waiting to happen” but rather “a foregone conclusion.” The location of the plant on soft fill soil at a low altitude near the ocean in a tsunami zone was the first big mistake of the planners, who must have graduated from the Homer Simpson school of donutology. Cost-cutting, corruption and incompetence is part of the well-documented history, which ultimately led to the triple meltdowns...

Apr 04 16:55

Nurses Across the U.S. are Taking a Stand Against Forced Flu Vaccines

Experienced nurses across the United States are choosing to lose their jobs rather than submit to forced mandatory flu vaccinations. This began last flu season, in 2012, and we reported many stories of brave nurses standing up for their rights and refusing to submit to mandatory flu vaccinations as a requirement to keeping their jobs. (See: Brave Nurses Lose Jobs to Stand on Principle and Refuse Forced Vaccinations)

For example, Dreonna Breton, a registered nurse in Pennsylvania, lost her job recently due to refusing the vaccine based on medical reasons. She is pregnant, and has a history of miscarriages. Her doctor advised her NOT to get the flu vaccine, but her hospital refused her exemption and fired her. (See also: Flu Vaccines NOT Tested on Pregnant Women)

Apr 04 11:51

Arab-Israeli Wars and Conflicts (1948-Present)

This page shows conflicts between the Arab nations (as a group), and Israel. As a rule, a legal state of war has existed between Israel and her Arab enemies since the beginning of the first war in 1948. Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, and Jordan made peace in 1994. The Palestine Authority, headed by Yassir Arafat and his Al-Fatah faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization negotiated a semi-peace, which, from mid-2000 on, has been destroyed through the “Al-Aqsa” Intifada violence. Other Palestinian groups, most notably Hamas, have been at war with Israel continuously. Although Israel and most Arab nations are technically in a continuous state of war, unless otherwise noted, specific outbreaks of fighting are considered to be separate wars.

Apr 04 11:39

$1 Billion Lawsuit: Government Funded Studies Intentionally Infected People with STDs

This is why people cannot deny that there is likely unethical government experimentation going on against at least segments of the population as we speak. This is the kind of stuff our government has historically done quite often. Uncle Sam has a long, documented history of playing science God on the public without their consent or knowledge that stretches back to at least the 1930s on record. The saddest part isn’t even that this monstrosity took place anymore, it is how the government itself, its various agencies and the private entities involved, are kicking the can back and forth down the road on guilt, while they were all clearly involved in some of the most unethical and disgusting crimes against humanity that there are.

Apr 04 11:03

States ask U.S. Congress to launch inquiry of herbal supplements

The group, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Illinois Attorney General Greg Zoeller, also asked Congress to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration more oversight of herbal supplements. “We believe the safety and efficacy of these supplements is a matter of deep public concern across the country,” the attorneys general said in the letter, urging “swift action.”

Apr 04 10:37

US Military to Deploy Robotic Ghost Ships This Fall

How do you keep track of increasingly stealthy Russian, Chinese, and Iranian submarines? If you're the U.S. military, you build a robotic ghost ship to follow them around the high seas. In 2010, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced that they were building a 132-foot autonomous boat to track quiet, diesel-powered submarines. The program was dubbed Anti-submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel, or ACTUV.

Apr 04 09:59

STUDY: 70% OF PEOPLE ON ANTIDEPRESSANTS DON’T HAVE DEPRESSION

If sales for antidepressants such as Zoloft, Lexapro, or Prozac tell us anything, it’s that depression is sweeping the nation. But a new study questions the validity of most of these sales. The study has found that the majority of individuals on antidepressants – a whopping 69% – do not even meet the criteria for clinical depression. These individuals are likely just experiencing normal sadness and hardships that most of us experience.

In addition to finding that nearly two-thirds of antidepressant-takers don’t meet criteria for depression, the researchers also note how 38% of those taking antidepressants for other psychiatric disorders do not meet the criteria. These include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, general anxiety, and a number of other arguably fabricated mental disorders.

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IF you have ever wondered to what degree doctors are rabid enablers of Big Pharma, and why, wonder no more!!!

Apr 04 08:29

Iranian inventor builds lighter aircraft wings

An Iranian inventor has developed simpler, lighter aircraft wings that still maintain the mechanical and dynamic properties of their original version

Kaveh Kolahgar-Azari told Mehr News correspondent that currently the wings of aircrafts are made of steel which weighs a lot, but his composite hybrid wing is much lighter and less costly.

Apr 04 08:27

Parents threaten to remove children from school near proposed Cuadrilla fracking site

Some parents are threatening to take their children out of a primary school one mile from a proposed fracking sites in the Fylde area of Lancashire if the plans are approved.

The parents, who have children at Weeton St Michael’s Church of England Primary, have complained they haven’t been given enough information about possible health effects of fracking.

This week they presented a petition to Lancashire County Council objecting to the plans at the site at Preston New Road.

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Apr 04 07:12

Roosevelt's 1937 Warning Ignored: “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.”

The soils are poisoned with chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and allowed to wash away from overfarming, overgrazing, and erosion. Once teeming with life, our prairies and grasslands are being turned into lifeless dust fields.

The PBS documentary “SOS: Save our Soil,” part of its Food Forward series,1 highlights a few “food rebels” who are finding innovative ways to create a more sustainable food system, including making humus compost out of grass stubble and turning chicken litter into biochar.

The top six inches of soil are the most precious yet least understood ecosystem on Earth. In order to appreciate its importance to our very survival, you first must understand the role carbon plays in maintaining the ecological balance of our entire planet.

Conventional agriculture that relies on tilling and monocrops decimates the top soil and is responsible for massive losses every year. So much so that some predict that most of the topsoil in the US will be lost in the next two generations.

Apr 04 06:07

In dry California, thirsty oil and Big-Ag industries exempt from water regulations

Despite historic drought, Governor Jerry Brown has not put restrictions on oil drilling and fracking, but is focusing on urban usage of water

Apr 04 00:07

Illegal Immigrant with Drug-Resistant TB to Be Released into US, say Congressional Leaders

On Friday, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, along with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ),sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and ICE Deputy Assistant Secretary Saldaña warning them not to release an illegal immigrant with drug-resistant tuberculosis into the general public.

Apr 03 23:01

STUDY: 70% of people on antidepressants — don’t have depression…

The majority of people taking antidepressants may not actually have depression, a new study claims. -- Researchers discovered more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of people taking antidepressants did not meet the criteria for major depressive disorder, which is also known as clinical depression.

Apr 03 22:48

8 Things Vietnam War Movies Leave Out (By an Enemy Soldier)

Even if your knowledge of the Vietnam War comes exclusively from Hollywood films and Texan textbooks that only refer to it as "that one the good guys lost," you've probably heard about the Viet Cong. They were a bunch of jungle-fighting guerrilla warriors who killed American boys via night-time ambushes and terrifying traps. Well, that's one side of the story.

Here's another: #8. We Weren't All Communists; We Just Wanted Independence, or Revenge......

Apr 03 22:26

Man, 28, arrested over 'cake slice attack'

Those Scots! They can turn a cake slice into an improvised weapon.

A YOUNG man was arrested after allegedly assaulting another man with a CAKE SLICE.

Apr 03 22:02

Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady dies; husband was shot in Reagan attack

Sarah Kemp Brady, who became an activist for gun control after her husband was shot in the head in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Friday.

Brady, 73, died in a retirement community in Alexandria, Virginia, after battling pneumonia, family members said in an email.

Brady's husband, former White House Press Secretary James Brady, died Aug. 4, also at the age of 73.

The 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. left James Brady partly paralyzed.

Apr 03 19:20

Liquid body armour: 'Magic material' can instantly harden on impact - and is tough enough to stop a bullet

"It must be banned to protect America from terrorists!" - Official White Horse Souce

Apr 03 17:44

In the robotic near-future, most “will live off government-provided income”

If you think the jobs market and larger economy are bad now, just wait for the future

Apr 03 15:45

Drought-Stricken California Exempts Big Oil and Big Ag from Mandatory Restrictions

Food & Water Watch California is one of the groups critical of Governor Brown for failing to cap water usage by oil companies and corporate farms, which grow water-intensive crops like almonds and pistachios, most of which are exported out of state or overseas, reports Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! “In the midst of a severe drought, the governor continues to allow corporate farms and oil interests to deplete and pollute our precious groundwater resources,” says Adam Scow of Food & Water Watch California.

Apr 03 15:30

Report Finds Gerber Baby Food Filled With GMOs

What kind of person, even as the head of a major food retailer, would want to feed developing children pesticides and questionable genetically modified ingredients? That’s a question to consider when you find out that one of Gerber’s popular baby food items has been found to be full of insecticidal GMOs.

Do these executives not realize they are feeding these to our children or do they just not care?

Lab tests have confirmed that Gerber’s Lil’ Crunchies snacks are full of Roundup Ready, insecticidal GMO ingredients. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a policy statement recommending that children’s exposure to pesticides be reduced. How can this company put them in a snack that little ones are meant to munch on?

Apr 03 15:26

Following Canada's Bad Example, Now UK Wants To Muzzle Scientists And Their Inconvenient Truths

"The real losers here are the public and the government. The public lose access to what they consider to be an important source of scientific evidence, and the government loses the trust of the public"

Apr 03 14:46

Root of "Shaken Baby" Scam Revealed

"I was in the Queensland Police Service for 20 years and I saw first hand how the vaccines caused death and the police would investigate, and while supported by the medical system would prosecute the parents for the injuries and death caused by the vaccines."

Apr 03 10:23

Michael Rivero: "Coming Soon, You'll Have To Pay Corporations For The Air You Breathe!"

Apr 03 09:58

Poison Dressed as an Easter Bunny

With the Easter holiday fast approaching, tons of chocolate will soon be consumed. Dr. Dave Woynarowski is asked what the difference is between white, dark and milk chocolate and which is healthier for you

Apr 03 09:49

CDC building ‘police state’ registry system to track your vaccination status

Imagine a world in which the government has free access to your private medical records for the purpose of ensuring your compliance with official

Apr 03 09:36

Google patents directed energy nanoparticle wearable device

For the record, Google has recently patented a wearable “nanoparticle phoresis” device with the World Intellectual Property Organization

Apr 03 08:50

Liberia, Sierra Leone gain in Ebola crisis; Guinea struggles

When will the world's largest and longest Ebola outbreak end?

Apr 03 08:08

Energy East tar sands pipeline hits major snag as TransCanada forced to scrap terminal

This is a major victory for the protection of endangered species, communities and the environment,' says activist

Apr 03 08:08

Fire at General Electric plant in Louisville

Fire at General Electric plant in Kentucky.

At least one of the buildings of the complex of General Electric in the industrial park Appliance in Louisville, Kentucky, was completely destroyed by a registered fire this Friday morning.

http://whatisusa.info/fire-at-general-electric-plant-in-louisville/

Apr 03 07:49

Johns Hopkins lawsuit: Almost 800 sue after victims were unknowingly infected with syphilis in US Government experiment

Almost 800 people have filed a $1 billion (£676 million) suit against the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp after hundreds were unwittingly infected with syphilis, gonorrhoea and other infections as part of study into sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) conducted by the US Government more than 65 years ago.

The former research subjects were infected in Guatemala as part of a study looking at ways of preventing STDs spreading. The law suit filed by the participants alleges that the university had "substantial influence" over the studies by controlling some panels that advised the federal government on how to spend research funds.

It claims that Johns Hopkins and the Rockefeller Foundation, which is also named as a defendant, “exercised control over, supervised, supported, encouraged, participated in and directed the course of the experiments”, according to the Associated Press.

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Another reason to refuse that needle!

Apr 03 07:08

Cult leader who conned hundreds into castration is perfect example of danger of vaccine "groupthink" propaganda

Blind obedience to vaccination is similar to the hundreds of people who followed cult leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The Indian pop star and telepreacher, who is worth more than $50 million, convinced around 400 men to surgically remove their testicles to get closer to God. Pharmaceutical companies, valued in the billions of dollars, use similar promises, telling people that they are protecting themselves from disease when they destroy their nervous system with neurotoxic chemicals.

Apr 03 07:04

Common food additives alter gut microbes, causing inflammation, colitis, obesity and diabetes

A class of food additives used in nearly all processed foods may be partially to blame for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease, and may also lead to obesity and diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from Cornell University, Emory University, Georgia State University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and published in the journal Nature on February 25.

The study was funded by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and the National Institutes of Health.

The researchers found that emulsifiers, detergent-like additives used to improve the texture of food and lengthen its shelf life, alter the composition of the gut's microbiota. This change leads to an increase in inflammation that has been linked with various health conditions.

Apr 03 07:02

CDC building 'police state' registry system to track your vaccination status

Imagine a world in which the government has free access to your private medical records for the purpose of ensuring your compliance with official vaccination mandates. The United States is on the cusp of such tyranny with an Immunization Information Systems (IIS) program currently being built by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will make your vaccination status available to health authorities, healthcare providers and "other authorized stakeholders."

The CDC describes the program as a system of "confidential, population-based, computerized databases that record all immunization doses administered by participating providers to persons residing within a given geopolitical area." In other words, it's a vast network of tracking systems that keep tabs on who's getting jabbed in accordance with official guidelines and who's choosing to opt for natural immunity instead.

Apr 03 06:49

Guess What Else is Put In Vaccines?

Aborted fetal tissue,believe it or not, is another one of the horrendous ingredients found in the vaccines of modern Western Medicine and its drug-pushing chemical arm, Big Pharma. I say “modern” Western Medicine yet it is difficult in this case to see how Allopathy lives up to that, given that it engages in a practice of inserting the body tissue of dead babies into the bloodstreams of patients, most of whom have no idea they are being subjected to it. Given the long list of dubious, harmful or outright cancerous adjuvants already used in vaccines, the inclusion of aborted fetal tissue is another reason, an ethical one in addition to all the health ones, why vaccines need to be avoided at all costs

Apr 03 03:59

ADHD: We Have Not Properly Diagnosed This Condition

In 2012 The Toronto Star published an article titled ADHD Drugs Suspected Of Hurting Canadian Kids. Recently, CBC Health News released an article titled ADHD Drugs To Add Suicide Risk Warnings. Dr. Eldon Dahl, ND responded to the contents of both of these articles in an essay which he wrote titled “ADHD: We Have Not Properly Diagnosed This Condition.”

When medical treatment for ADHD involves added side effects such as: strokes; convulsions; hallucinations; depression; and suicide, you have the wrong medication. These are very serious side effects for treating a not-so-serious health condition.

Apr 02 19:06

Guess What Else is Put In Vaccines?

Aborted fetal tissue,believe it or not, is another one of the horrendous ingredients found in the vaccines of modern Western Medicine and its drug-pushing chemical arm, Big Pharma. I say “modern” Western Medicine yet it is difficult in this case to see how Allopathy lives up to that, given that it engages in a practice of inserting the body tissue of dead babies into the bloodstreams of patients, most of whom have no idea they are being subjected to it. Given the long list of dubious, harmful or outright cancerous adjuvants already used in vaccines, the inclusion of aborted fetal tissue is another reason, an ethical one in addition to all the health ones, why vaccines need to be avoided at all costs.

Apr 02 18:44

California Farmers On Drought: ‘You’re Going To See Higher Prices’

Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory statewide water restrictions, announced Wednesday amidst escalated effects of the state’s historic drought, mean big changes for the residents of California.

Apr 02 14:41

Google Patents Directed Energy Nanoparticle Wearable Device

Do we really want our modern-day version of Skynet shooting directed energy into our bodies that target nanoparticles in our blood?

Apr 02 14:39

Nine New York Doctors Are Accused of Defrauding Medicaid Using Homeless People

After hours of unnecessary tests and fake diagnoses, the homeless people would be sent off with sneakers — selected from stacks of shoeboxes in the clinics’ basements.

Apr 02 14:16

Monsanto Is in Hot Water - Again

Late last week, companies "such as Monsanto" were implicated in a watchdog group's petition to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on behalf of anonymous scientists within the agency who say their research is suppressed when it upsets powerful agrichemical interests.

The allegations enraged the industry's critics, who have been busy touting recent reports linking popular herbicides often used in tandem with genetically engineered crops, or GMOs, to cancer and antibiotic resistance.

Both controversies are renewing calls for tougher restrictions on certain herbicides and mandatory packaging labels for groceries containing GMO ingredients.

Apr 02 13:08

Fish Oil Fatty Acids Are So Protective, They Resist Chemotherapy

Researchers have noticed that certain compounds make chemotherapy drugs less lethal towards the target. Are these substances "protecting the tumor" or strengthening the body to point it pushes away chemotherapy?

Emile E. Voest, M.D., Ph.D., of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, and others examined exposure to the fatty acid 16:4(n-3) after eating fish or taking fish oil. Their research was published online by JAMA Oncology.

Apr 02 12:10

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

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

Apr 02 12:09

9 New York Doctors Arrested for Using Homeless People to Defraud Millions from Medicaid

Mr. Rorie was recruiting homeless people, prosecutors said, and whoever had a valid Medicaid card would be packed into a van and sent to medical clinics around New York City. There, after hours of unnecessary tests and fake diagnoses, the homeless people would be sent off with sneakers — selected from stacks of shoeboxes in the clinics’ basements. The doctors, staff members and billing specialists, meanwhile, would rack up hundreds or thousands of dollars per recruit in false Medicaid claims, prosecutors said.

From a warehouse in Sunset Park, Eric Vainer, 43, oversaw the operation with the help of his mother, Polina, 66, prosecutors said. “We can use the same patients like guinea pigs for anything we want,” Mr. Vainer was recorded saying in a government wiretap.

Apr 02 12:04

Does Fracking Bring Opportunities or Danger?

Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side, there’s the gas drilling companies; on the other, citizens opposed to this drilling method and concerned about the environmental impact.

This video focuses mostly on the ongoing debate about fraking in Europe. In many European countries, such as Germany, there is a public outcry against fracking. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us, considering our high energy consumption and the dangers fraking can pose to our drinking water.

https://youtu.be/Uti2niW2BRA

Apr 02 12:01

World’s Hunger for Meat is Causing the Superbug Apocalypse

One of the “apocalyptic” threats facing the Earth is antibiotic resistant bacteria. Infections resistant to antibiotics are kill well over 100,000 people worldwide and independent panel has estimated that global deaths could soar to 10 million a year by 2050 at a cost to the economy of $100 trillion. Even the FDA has conceded that if we don’t phase out antibiotic use in farm animals, the world may be vulnerable to killer diseases in the future.

Due to the vast uses implemented for antimicrobial drugs in both humans and animals, they have contributed to the development of antimicrobial resistance. It is imperative that we begin to eliminate the use of drugs from the food supply.

In the first estimate of its kind, researchers calculate that farmers globally feed 63,000 tonnes of antibiotics to chickens, pigs and cattle every year — and that will climb by 67 per cent, to 106,000 tonnes, by 2030.

Apr 02 12:00

Cell Tower Problems to Know About

Something is cropping up all over Los Angeles, California, like poisonous mushrooms, with equally toxic effects, but it’s not poisonous mushrooms.

It’s the standard cell tower, along with RF and EMF public relations pitches that are generated. Let’s hear what’s really happening in everyday, on-the-ground life, especially in ‘cell tower haven’ Los Angeles, California.

Concerned Los Angelinos feel there are several issues regarding all the cell towers being constructed in their area, but the most prominent concerns are health effects from EMFs and Constitutional 4th Amendment privacy matters. Numerous groups around the USA also are working on these very same issues. Maybe readers will become activists after having read this information. Those 4th Amendment Constitutional issues are being considered by a member of Congress on behalf of the LA activists. I hope to report more on that as things develop.

Apr 02 10:44

California Wants To Make It Harder To Not Vaccinate. Here's Why You Should Help.

California is currently debating a law to remove the personal/religious belief exemption from their vaccination requirements to attend public school with State Bill 277. As you’d imagine this has caused a dramatic reaction from anti-vaccination groups.

Apr 02 10:22

New report debunks ‘myth’ that GMOs are key to feeding the world

The report, Feeding the World Without GMOs (pdf), argues that investment in genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has failed to expand global food

Apr 02 09:38

New Report Debunks 'Myth' That GMOs are Key to Feeding the World

The biotechnology industry "myth" that feeding billions of people necessitates genetically engineered agriculture has been debunked by a new report out Tuesday by the nonprofit health organization Environmental Working Group.

The report, Feeding the World Without GMOs (pdf), argues that investment in genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has failed to expand global food security. It advocates more traditional methods "shown to actually increase food supplies and reduce the environmental impact of production."

Over the past 20 years, the report notes, global crop yields have only grown by 20 percent—despite the massive investment in biotechnology.

On the other hand, it continues, in recent decades "the dominant source of yield improvements has been traditional crossbreeding, and that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report may be why the following is taking place, as reported at truth-out.com:

COMESA's key aim is to pave the way for a "Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) in 2017 under the auspices of the African Union" with uniform regulations, including on agricultural products, seeds and GMOs. A recent meeting on biotechnology and biosafety was held to establish a "COMESA biotechnology and biosafety policy implementation plan" (COMBIP) to roll out from 2015-2019, "leading to increased biotechnology applications and agricultural commodity trade in the region." But read between the lines and its real purpose was to facilitate the planting and commercialization of GMO crops in Africa all at one go, instead of country by country. USAID Regional representatives for East Africa, based in Nairobi, were present to monitor the process and ensure the desired outcome. And on the agenda for the main COMESA Summit is the approval of a 'Master Plan' for the implementation of the COMESA Harmonised Seed Trade Regulations agreed last year in Kinshasa. The regulations, according to the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, "will greatly facilitate agricultural transformation in the COMESA member states towards industrialization of farming systems based on the logic of the highly controversial, failed and hopelessly doomed Green Revolution model of agriculture." They "promote only one type of seed breeding, namely industrial seed breeding involving the use of advanced breeding technologies. The entire orientation of the seed Regulations is towards genetically uniform, commercially bred varieties in terms of seed quality control and variety registration."

Apr 02 09:24

THIS BRAIN IMPLANT GIVES BLIND RATS A COMPASS-LIKE SENSE OF DIRECTION

The brains abilities of perception arent necessarily limited to the five traditionally recognised senses; other stimuli can help it make sense of the world. In a new study published in Current Biology, researchers in Japan found that rats could cope without one of the main sensessightwhen they were given another sense to help them navigate.

Apr 02 09:12

Are USDA Scientists Warning Public on Dangers of Glyphosate and GMOs Being Censored?

U.S. Right to Know sent letters today to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committees, and to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, requesting an investigation of a possible cover up for Monsanto, and whether USDA scientists are being harassed when their work runs counter to the interests of the agrichemical industry.

Apr 02 08:41

California Drought Crisis: Billions Of Gallons Of Water Are Lost To Leaks Each Year

"As Bay Area residents struggle to save water during a historic drought, the region's water providers have been losing about 23 billion gallons a year, a new analysis of state records reveals," the San Jose Mercury News reported.

Apr 02 08:39

FLASHBACK - Infrastructure Report State of Disrepair

According to a 2008 report by the American Society of Civil Engineers, two of Colorado’s top three infrastructural issues are roads and bridges (the other is drinking water).

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The Carbonazis are trying to claim that the California drought is proof of man-made global warming, but in fact as this and other reports show, the government, always eager to spend your money on wars, Central American immigrants, Wall Street, and of course Israel, has allowed this nation to rot from the inside.

Apr 02 08:37

FLASHBACK - California aquifers contaminated with billions of gallons of fracking wastewater

Industry illegally injected about 3 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into central California drinking-water and farm-irrigation aquifers, the state found after the US Environmental Protection Agency ordered a review of possible contamination.

Apr 02 08:34

Governor Brown Ordered Mandatory Restrictions On Water Consumption In California

Jerry Brown, Governor of California.

“It’s a different world! We have to act differently,” said Jerry Brown, Governor of California, to announce the first of water mandatory restrictions for the State, in the middle of a harsh drought on Wednesday.

http://whatisusa.info/governor-brown-ordered-mandatory-restrictions-on...

Apr 02 08:24

New Report Debunks 'Myth' That GMOs are Key to Feeding the World

The biotechnology industry "myth" that feeding billions of people necessitates genetically engineered agriculture has been debunked by a new report out Tuesday by the nonprofit health organization Environmental Working Group.

Apr 02 08:02

The Hidden History Of Vaccination

As the national conversation ensues concerning vaccination, health rights researcher and advocate Catherine J. Frompovich is this week’s guest on Real Politik. A frequent contributor to ActivistPost, Frompovich discusses the steadfast pharmaceutical corporate and regulatory agenda moving toward mandatory vaccination policies in the US.

Apr 02 07:46

Drug companies accused of blocking access to cheap drugs

Access to cheap drugs which can prevent blindness is being blocked by pharmaceutical companies, a BMJ investigation has alleged.

Drug manufacturers are accused of attempting to derail trials which would show that a drug which costs just £65 a dose works just as well as current treatments sold to the NHS for more than ten times as much.

Apr 02 07:36

Germany’s Merkel Comes Out as Basically a U.S. Agent

On Wednesday, April 1st, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a measure to bring fracking (the patents for which are owned mainly by “large American companies, including Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger”) into Germany. This is a prelude not only to U.S. President Obama’s secret Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) pact with Europe to subordinate national laws and regulations to trans-national mega-corporate panels that will be dominated by U.S. firms and that will override the participating nations’ environmental and labor regulations and consumer protections (and harm European economies generally), but it is also a major step toward removing Europe from Russia’s energy-market, and bringing U.S. and European oil companies to dominate there instead.

Apr 02 07:30

Filipino farmers flatly reject GMOs being forced on them by agricultural imperialism

A Filipino agricultural organization has soundly rejected a move by a pro-GMO rice group to introduce the genetically modified crop in the Asia Pacific nation.

According to a press release posted on Facebook, the Filipino organization, Masipag, has managed to thwart Allow Golden Rice Now! in its efforts to get the Philippine government to back GMO golden rice production.

Apr 02 07:27

Study: Pharmaceuticals Kill More Teens Than Illegal Substances In The US

Combine the number of overdose deaths caused by heroin and cocaine, and you still haven’t matched the number of deaths caused by pharmaceutical prescription medications each year in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, pharmaceutical abuse was responsible for about 23,000 deaths in 2013 — that’s more than half of the overdose deaths in the U.S. that year.

Prescription drugs have a disproportionately large effect on teenagers. A recent study published in Journal of Public Policy and Marketing sheds light on this issue, which the CDC has labeled an “epidemic.”

Apr 02 07:11

Fluoride causes hypothyroidism leading to depression and weight gain

The tables are finally starting to turn in regard to the perception that the world has of water fluoridation

Apr 02 06:55

Judge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate

A federal judge on Tuesday said the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.

Apr 02 06:43

Shaken baby syndrome used to imprison parents to cover up vaccine damage

Every year, hundreds of U.S. parents are tried and convicted in criminal court for supposedly killing their babies by shaking them. But the nebulous condition known as "shaken baby syndrome," or SBS, appears to be a grand misnomer contrived for the sole purpose of covering up the real causes of SBS death, which include vaccine damage.

The presupposition is that if a deceased child exhibits things like bleeding at the back of the eye, bleeding from the protective area around the brain or brain swelling, then he must have been vigorously shaken by someone prior to his death. But this may or may not actually be the case, especially with new research suggesting that most humans aren't capable of shaking an infant hard enough to produce the symptoms commonly associated with SBS.

Apr 01 21:58

The Future of Food (Documentary film)

Filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia examines agribusiness' aggressive push for genetically modified food.

Charles Benbrook, George W. Bush, Ignacio Chapela, Exequiel Ezcurra Director: Deborah Koons Writer: Deborah Koons

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, M

Apr 01 21:18

District Attorney charges Albuquerque police officer who kneed man in groin

The victim of the kick lost his testicle.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County District Attorney says APD officer Pablo Padilla committed a felony when he kneed a UNM law student in the groin last April.

The district attorney filed charges in state District Court on Tuesday, alleging Padilla committed aggravated battery with great bodily harm when he kicked Jeremy Martin hard enough to rupture one of his testicles. The DA also charged Padilla with another felony, tampering with evidence, for allegedly deleting video of the incident from a cellphone.

Apr 01 19:02

Who pulled out the plug? The 'bathtub ring' on the banks of the Colorado river that's thousands of miles long

A drought in the western United States has left water levels in the Colorado River basin far below their normal levels.

Lake Powell, a reservoir at the Arizona-Utah border, is 45 per cent below its capacity, and the lack of water has left a 'bathtub ring' at the bottom of its majestic rock formations.

The lake, from which the Colorado eventually snakes through Grand Canyon National Park, has lost 4.4 trillion gallons of water in a recent drought.

The river's basin has been experiencing the drought for eleven of the last 14 years, shrinking a reservoir that was one-fourth the size of Rhode Island when it was at 'full pool', according to National Geographic.

Apr 01 18:43

California orders unprecedented water restrictions amid lowest snowpack ever recorded

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a historic statewide water restriction plan after new measurements showed the lowest snowpack in state history

Apr 01 17:26

GMOs Will Not Feed The World – EWG Report

Environmental Working Group released a new analysis Tuesday debunking the myth that genetically engineered crops (often called GMOs) will be crucial to “feeding the world” as the population soars.

The report takes a hard look at recent research and concludes that so far, GE crops have done nothing to improve global food security – and there’s little reason to think that they will any time soon...

Apr 01 16:30

MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS ORDERED IN CA FIRST TIME IN HISTORY

Gov. Jerry Brown, standing on a patch of brown grass in the Sierra Nevada that is usually covered with several feet of snow at this time of year, on Wednesday announced the first mandatory water restrictions in California history.

Apr 01 14:32

The Pro-GMO Lobby In Retreat

It has been such a tough period for the pro-GMO lobby that it’s difficult to know where to begin. But let us start by looking at two pieces of recent research that strike at the very heart of the pro-GMO argument, namely:

1) GM crops are needed to feed the world.

2) The GMO agritech industry is based on sound science and reasoned argument.

Apr 01 13:09

Russian scientists plan new space expedition to study Jupiter's biggest moon

Russian scientists have been planning a new space mission to Ganymede — the biggest Jupiter's moon. The project undertaken jointly with Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences is in a preliminary stage yet when the shape of a space apparatus and a set of scientific equipment on board are being planned and the main goals of the space project are being determined.
The scientists are to resolve the task of protection of the space apparatus from the most powerful radiation. Jupiter is an absolutely horrible planet in terms of radiation, which is hundred thousand times stronger near any of Jupiter’s moons than in the radiation field anywhere around the Earth...

Apr 01 11:11

Dialectics – Mans metaphysical problem

A philosophical thought for the day: One of the central, most basic and ancient questions of philosophy is that of the one and the many

Apr 01 10:54

Barack Obama Has Pardoned 22 Prisoners Serving Life Sentences

US President Barack Obama pardoned sentences of 22 federal prisoners shortening their sentences for drug-related offenses.

According to reports from the White House, eight of the prisoners who are going to reduce his sentence were sentenced to life imprisonment, that because the defendants were prosecuted under a judgment old and obsolete.

http://whatisusa.info/barack-obama-has-pardoned-22-prisoners-serving-l...

Apr 01 10:44

New cell towers and smart meters increase radiation exposure across Los Angeles

For a planned county communications system called LA-RICS, new cell towers are being installed at fire stations across Los Angeles County

Apr 01 10:36

Private Firm Using Drones to Track Stray Dogs in Houston; Are We Next?

“Just in case you haven’t seen the memo: Drones are coming to a city near you. They are arriving on these shores by the hundreds after serving in war zones overseas, and plenty of new models are on order to meet a burgeoning domestic demand.”

Dogs today, humans tomorrow.

Apr 01 10:12

Calif. has become the first U.S. state to get 5% of its power from solar

California became the first state to generate more than 5% of its electricity from utility solar, according a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Apr 01 09:59

Monsanto pledges $4 million to help save monarch butterflies

According to a study by the Center for Food Safety, close to 99 percent of milkweed in the Midwest’s corn and soybean fields has been destroyed by pesticides such as Monsanto’s Roundup, the most common herbicide in American agriculture today, used in tandem with the company’s genetically-engineered Roundup Ready crops. Milkweed plants are the only spots where monarch butterflies lay eggs and the only food source for their larvae.

Since Roundup’s introduction, the number of monarch butterflies has drastically dropped, from one billion in 1997 to 56.5 million this past winter, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. The finding was cited in a February lawsuit filed by the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over the agency’s approval of Roundup for use.

Apr 01 09:49

World-famous scientist Jane Goodall condemns GMO food and fraudulent industry 'science'

If Europe weakens its standards to allow the cultivation and import of untested genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it will be making a monumental and irreversible mistake based on corporate lies and pseudoscience. This was the emphatic warning recently given by primate expert and world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, who boldly came out in condemnation of efforts at the political level to usher more "Frankenstein Food" into Europe against the collective will of the European people.

Apr 01 09:48

San Diego sues Monsanto for poisoning environment and wildlife with toxic chemicals

The city of San Diego, California recently initiated a lawsuit against Monsanto, home of GMO-produced foods, dangerous chemicals such as glyphosate and of course, denial.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court claiming that Monsanto is polluting the San Diego Bay. Officials from San Diego allege that chemicals, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), have been found in both water samples and in the tissues of marine life living in the area. The complaint also alleges that these Monsanto chemicals, some of which were banned over 30 years ago, are still active in the city's waterways.

Apr 01 09:46

Natural licorice compound helps the body protect skin from sun damage

A chemical extracted from licorice root may help protect the skin from the damage caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation - without blocking that radiation and interfering with vitamin D synthesis - according to a study conducted by researchers from Beiersdorf AG in Germany and published in the journal Experimental Dermatology in January.

"We found out that the antioxidant active Licochalcone A, which is the main component of the root extract of the plant Glycyrrhiza inflata (Chinese Licorice), is able to protect the skin from subsequent UV irradiation damage from within by strengthening the skin's own defense systems," said researcher Gitta Neufang. "Thus plant extracts with the described profile are able to provide a protective shield from sun exposure supporting and going beyond the action of sunscreens regarding sun protection."

Apr 01 09:43

New Discovery Reveals Egyptians Brewed Beer 5,000 Years Ago in Israel

Over a dozen pits used to store ancient beer have been found by archaeologists in Tel Aviv. This archaeological find from approximately 5,000 years ago is reportedly the first evidence of an “Egyptian occupation” in the center of Israel, writes news site The Daily Star.

Many pottery pieces were located in 17 pits under a building site in Tel Aviv, Israel. The broken basins were used 5,000 years ago to make and store beer - an alcoholic brew with a long and widespread history dating back millennia.

Israeli Antiquities Authority excavation director Diego Barkan said that these basins would have been used to hold beer during the Early Bronze Age, from 3500 to 3000 BC.

Apr 01 09:30

IS CHINESE THEFT OF MONSANTO GMO CORN SEEDS A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE OR JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF SLEAZY BUSINESS?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employed tools designed to be used against terrorists when going after two Chinese nationals for trying to steal genetically modified corn seeds and send them back to China.

The case against Mo Hailong and Mo Yun was brought after the FBI suspected the siblings of plotting to steal patented seeds from companies including DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto and ship them home so a Chinese agriculture company, the Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group, could grow genetically modified corn. In going after the brother and sister, and five others, the FBI invoked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is best known for being used to track down terrorists, so agents could gather evidence against the defendants.

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