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Dec 09 16:36

Seattle Viaduct Soil Settlement Sinks 30 Pioneer Square Businesses

Tunnel trouble is mounting on the Viaduct replacement project now that 30 businesses appear to be sinking in Pioneer Square.

Dec 09 16:23

Are three MILLION abandoned wells pumping methane into the atmosphere? Leakage could be contributing to climate change, study claims

Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere.

After testing a sample of abandoned oil and natural gas wells in northwestern Pennsylvania, the researchers found that many of the old wells leaked substantial quantities of methane.

Because there are so many abandoned wells nationwide - about three million - the researchers believe the overall contribution of leaking wells could be significant.

Dec 09 16:18

Phew! Mountain sized asteroid heading for Earth spotted by Russian scientists poses no threat, Nasa says (for 150 years, at least)

A mountain-sized asteroid which passes Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.

Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, named '2014 UR116', poses no immediate threat - although warned it could 'theoretically' hit Earth..

However, he said it highlights the damage an asteroid could cause - in this case an explosion 1,000 times greater than the surprise 2013 impact of a bus-sized meteor in Russia.

Prof Lipunov said it is difficult to calculate the orbit of big rocks like '2014 UR116' because their trajectories are constantly being changed by the gravitational pull of other planets

'We need to permanently track this asteroid, because even a small mistake in calculations could have serious consequences,' he said.

Dec 09 15:31

Trade Agreement Brings Frankenfoods to Europe

Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), genetically modified foods could flood Europe where harsh opposition to America’s “dirty” food is prevalent.

Dec 09 14:23

Massive Federal Land Grab Hidden In This Year's NDAA

Eric Blair
Activist Post

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) seems to be the catalyst each year for passing tyrannical laws that couldn't stand on their own without its cover of "defense."

Previous NDAAs gave us an open declaration of war on US citizens, indefinite detention without due process, and funding for the domestic spy grid and police militarization.

Buried deep in this year's 1600-page NDAA (likely that not one lawmaker even read) is a massive federal land grab for special interests...

Dec 09 13:18

Are BPA Laced Foods Now Connected to Hypertension Too?

New research reported in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension, points to cans and bottles lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) as a precursor to raised blood pressure - but the problem goes beyond that.

Dec 09 12:58

Hawaii Lava Flow Update: Eruption Could Reach Major Intersection By Year’s End

A lava flow on Hawaii’s Big Island that had stalled in November has picked up again and is moving toward a major traffic intersection of a small village. Although the main flow from Kilauea volcano slowed weeks ago several yards from the main road and just feet from a recycling transfer plant, lava continues to spew from a vent near the volcano’s summit and is moving downslope toward the former plantation town of Pahoa Village, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Dec 09 11:17

Ebola diary: 'There are reports of people disappearing into the forest to die'

“Ebola is a hidden killer. You can’t count it until people are infected with symptoms, by which time they have infected other people. So cases will be under-reported.

“There is a second fact compounding this. People are afraid to report their numbers to the government. They are afraid to call the helpline. They are afraid they will be taken away to treatment centres and never see their families again. There are reports of people disappearing into the forest because they’d rather die with their family than be taken into a treatment site.”

Dec 09 11:15

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone doctors go on strike over inadequate equipment

Junior doctors at the hospital in Sierra Leone where British Ebola survivor Will Pooley is working have gone on strike in protest over inadequate equipment to fight the epidemic ravaging the impoverished country.

Dec 09 08:43

Obamacare Creates Boom for Federal Contractors

The new money is buying medical-record software, insurance websites, claims processing, data analysis, computer system overhauls, consumer education and consulting expertise to control costs and identify fraud.

True, it’s a fraction of the $200 billion-plus the Pentagon spent on planes, bombs and other purchases in fiscal 2014. But thanks largely to automatic cuts set in 2011, defense contracting has dipped by more than a third since 2008 despite continuing conflict in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Dec 09 08:41

Ebola kills 2 more doctors in Sierra Leone

Two more Sierra Leonean doctors have died from Ebola, further depleting the West African country’s ability to respond to the devastating outbreak, health officials said Saturday.

Dec 09 08:40

Sierra Leone Overtakes Liberia in Number of Ebola Cases

The World Health Organization says new cases of Ebola continue to rise in West Africa, and it says Sierra Leone has overtaken Liberia as the country with the highest number of cases.

Data published Monday by the WHO shows that Sierra Leone has recorded 7,798 cases of the deadly virus, indicating that the disease is now spreading fastest in that country.

Infection rates for Ebola are decreasing in Liberia, which now has just over 7,700 cases. Liberia still has more Ebola deaths than any other country.

Dec 09 07:54

MEASURE ALLOWING ROTHSCHILD'S RIO TINTO TO OPEN A MASSIVE COPPER MINING PROJECT ON SACRED APACHE LAND SLIPPED INTO NDAA

The leader of the San Carlos Apache Tribe is asking the Senate not to vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act until a provision that would allow a massive copper mining project on sacred land is removed. The House approved a bill on December 4 that gives 2,400 acres of sacred Apach eland to a giant international mining corporation, then sent it to the Senate for a fast vote in a process that won’t allow amendments to be made. The Senate is expected to act on it this week.

Dec 09 07:54

Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students

(NaturalNews) Unvaccinated children are supposedly the cause, according to state health officials, of a recent whooping cough outbreak that occurred in the posh Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. But as reported by CBS Boston, all of the children affected by the outbreak were already vaccinated, proving once again that vaccines don't really work.

Dec 09 07:53

Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students

Unvaccinated children are supposedly the cause, according to state health officials, of a recent whooping cough outbreak that occurred in the posh Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. But as reported by CBS Boston, all of the children affected by the outbreak were already vaccinated, proving once again that vaccines don't really work.

Some 15 children at Falmouth High School reportedly came down with the respiratory illness, which also goes by the name pertussis, sparking a wave of panic about a corresponding increase in vaccine exemptions. But as usual, nobody affected by the outbreak was unvaccinated, and no matter how hard the media tries to spin the issue, those who were vaccinated were not protected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Indeed the inescapable conclusion is that the vaccine CAUSED the illness!

Dec 09 06:58

Hard Times in a Boom Town: Pennsylvanians Describe Costs of Fracking

Expectations ran high when the boom first began. In 2010, 60 Minutes introduced a new word to the national media – “shale-ionaires,” or landowners who made millions simply by leasing their land for drilling.

“Once a well is built and producing, royalty checks start popping up in the mailbox,” explained 60 Minutes anchor Leslye Stahl. “It can last years and add up to many more millions.”

But even in the most productive shale play in the country, these early hopes have often been dashed, with some landowners reporting that leasing has already wound up costing them money.

Dec 09 06:45

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, doesn’t it?

And we can’t escape plastic pollution, either.

Dec 08 12:33

Sierra Leone Baffled by Doctors' Ebola Deaths

Sierra Leone’s chief medical officer has said he is baffled by the deaths of three doctors from Ebola over a three-day period.

Dr. Brima Kargbo said a survey conducted jointly with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that 70 percent of infections did not come from either the country’s Ebola holding centers or treatment facilities.

Kargbo said Dr. Aiah Solomon Konoyeima died Saturday, becoming the 10th Sierra Leonean physician to die of the virus.

He said Konoyeima was the third doctor to die from Ebola since Friday.

Dec 08 11:42

Old laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power homes in slums, researchers have said. An IBM study analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70% had enough power to keep an LED light on more than four hours a day for a year. Researc

Old laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power homes in slums, researchers have said.
An IBM study analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70% had enough power to keep an LED light on more than four hours a day for a year.

Dec 08 11:42

Australian solar power researchers have achieved world-beating levels of efficiency at 40.4%

Australian solar power researchers have achieved world-beating levels of efficiency, potentially making large solar plants more competitive with other energy sources such as coal.

Dec 08 11:22

New Study Claims US Shale Gas Quantities Grossly Exaggerated

US government estimates of the amount of natural gas that can be extracted by fracking may be far too optimistic, according to a new study by the University of Texas (UT) at Austin.

In 2013, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued a report saying that, according to its analysis, shale wells, which require fracking to release their gas, would be productive at current levels for “over 30 years,” that is, at least until 2040.

Dec 08 10:29

Three super immune-boosting herbs

All life in nature must protect itself continually from the elements and environmental stressors.

Dec 08 08:47

IN WORLD FIRST, RESEARCHERS CONVERT SUNLIGHT TO ELECTRICITY WITH OVER 40 PERCENT EFFICIENCY

Australia’s solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. A key part of the prototype’s design is the use of a custom optical bandpass filter to capture sunlight that is normally wasted by commercial solar cells on towers and convert it to electricity at a higher efficiency than the solar cells themselves ever could.

Dec 08 08:31

Ebola Czar Ron Klain to Return to Private Sector

After less than six months on the job, Ron Klain, the former White House adviser appointed by President Barack Obama to handle the nation's response to the threat of Ebola, will return to his private sector job in March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Klain's mission was to get Ebola out of the media ahead of the mid-term elections. He succeeded. Seen any Ebola coverage in the corporate media lately, like the fact that there are currently 1400 patients under Ebola watch in the US?

When Big pharma has their new whiz-bang vaccines and treatments ready to sell next spring, they will WANT Ebola all over the news and that is why Klain is no longer needed.

Dec 08 08:20

New Research Aims to Ensure That Robots Know Their Limits

Robots that can think and act without human intervention are moving from fiction to reality.

A team of UK researchers is embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will be safer, making decisions that are ethical and follow legislation on robotics...

Dec 08 07:55

Gov't admits rotavirus vaccine causes intussusception, adds it to injury compensation program

Because the Obama administration quietly announced their plans for 3,400-plus new regulations[1] last week just after Ferguson erupted and just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, a lot of what's actually going on in that rather long list was already lost and forgotten pretty much the moment it was released.

Dec 08 07:32

Ebola Cure May Have Been Developed As Early as 2011

After months of daily coverage, it appears that media attention towards the Ebola outbreak has completely vanished. And if the current numbers coming from the CDC are correct, then the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be finally dwindling away. Infection rates are far lower than they were two months ago, and several countries that faced isolated outbreaks now have the situation under control. Although we're certainly not out of the woods yet.

The medical infrastructure in that region is still a disaster, and there's still a significant chance of the virus mutating before it can be extinguished. Not to mention the fact that our own hospitals are poorly equipped to deal with an outbreak, which was thoroughly demonstrated by the treatment of Thomas Duncan earlier this year. So with over 6,000 deaths and counting, and the lingering possibility of a resurgent outbreak, many have wondered what sort of cure we can expect in the future.

Dec 08 07:29

Toxic Trash Contamination on US Military Bases

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

America's military is the world's greatest polluter. Especially in war theaters. During conflicts. Long after they end.

Notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. Toxic wastelands and then some. Large areas unsafe for human habitation.

Military operations generate hundreds of thousands of tons of toxic waste. Dangerous carcinogens...

Dec 08 02:23

Half of the Senators who voted for Obamacare won’t be part of new Senate

On Dec. 24, 2009, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed President Obama’s healthcare law with a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, triggering a massive backlash that propelled Republicans to control of the House the following year. On the Senate side, going into this year’s midterm elections, 25 senators who voted for Obamacare were already out or not going be part of the new Senate being sworn in next month. After Democratic losses on Nov. 4 and Saturday’s defeat of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., the number has risen to 30. In other words, half of the Senators who voted for Obamacare will not be part of the new Senate.

Dec 07 17:21

Chlorine chicken, hormone beef? European fears that TTIP deal brings American 'Frankenfood' imports

On a velvety green patch of the French countryside, organic farmer Jean Cabaret gives a little shudder. A looming trade deal with the United States, he fears, may make his worst culinary nightmare come true: an invasion of Europe by American “Frankenfoods”. “Hormone-boosted beef. Chlorine-washed chicken. Genetically altered vegetables. This is what they want for us,” warned Cabaret, standing before his majestic herd of free-range cows.

Dec 07 16:24

Chinese Firm Planning a Canal Through Nicaragua Has PLA Ties

A Chinese company is preparing to begin work on the Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal. Once — and if — the canal is ever finished, it will size up to more than 170 miles (about 275 km) and connect the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, with Lake Nicaragua in the middle. It’s a major project — larger than any other geo-engineering project underway in the world. Officially, it’s an opportunity for development championed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. But critics look at the canal as a boondoggle, and a means by which Ortega is developing a long-term relationship with Beijing — and China’s geopolitical interests. The builders of the canal also have important ties with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Dec 07 13:55

German Poultry Industry Giant Returns to GMO-Free Production

Wiesenhof, the largest German poultry producer, has announced that it will turn back to using GM-free animal feed due to consumer demand.

Wiesenhof’s U-turn comes just 10 months after the German Poultry Association (ZDG) unilaterally declared that it was stopping using GM-free animal feed, following similar moves by other associations in England and Denmark...

Dec 07 10:50

Cascadia fault zone stuck, ‘locked’, big one on way, says scientists

FAULT ZONE READY TO BREAK LOOSE, MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI ON WAY?

Dec 07 10:25

CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year’s vaccine doesn’t work!

The following video from Gary Franchi of NextNewsNetwork reveals the shocking admission by the CDC that this year’s flu vaccine doesn’t work.

Dec 07 09:48

The Queen of England Deals Extensively in $17 Trillion Depleted Uranium Trade

Uranium can be mined for some medical purposes and to make electricity, but its main purpose was and is to fuel nuclear warfare against the world. Just six mines provide 85 percent of the world’s uranium and guess who owns the mineral rights to that land?

It may be surprising to realize it is none other than the Queen of England.

Dec 07 09:44

Research: Bisphenol A (BPA) Causes 100x More Harm Than Previously Imagined

Sayer Ji
Activist Post

A new study reveals just how profoundly mislead we are about Bisphenol A and its analogs: they are at least 100x more toxic than we previously imagined.

An alarming new study establishes that the commonly used chemical bisphenol A used in tens of thousands of consumer products, and its lesser known but increasingly prevalent analogs, bisphenol S and F, are several orders of magnitude more disruptive to the endocrine systems of the developing male human fetus than previous toxicological risk assessments were capable of determining...

Dec 07 08:54

Veterans Used to Live All Over America, New Map Shows How Dramatically Things Have Changed

On Friday, Metric Maps posted a map , made using U.S. Census data, showing a fundamental transformation in American society: Over three decades, veterans went from being a substantial part of most communities to a tiny minority of the American population.
In 1980, nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population between the ages of 18 and 34 had served in the military, and as the map shows, veterans were spread fairly evenly throughout the country.

Dec 07 08:52

California's drought is the worst in 1,200 years, evidence suggests

As California finally experiences the arrival of a rain-bearing Pineapple Express this week, two climate scientists from the University of Minnesota and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have shown that the drought of 2012-2014 has been the worst in 1,200 years.

Dec 07 07:48

Vaccines to be made from human cancer tumors

Unbelievably, the method of producing vaccines using cells that are derived directly from human cancer tumors has been approved even though the vaccines may induce cancer in recipients. This method is cheaper and faster than breeding animals for the culture media - and human cancer tumors are readily available.

Dec 06 18:41

Health Officials Testing Man for Ebola in Seattle

A man living in King County is being tested for Ebola at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, James Appa with Public Health King County said Saturday.

The man had been traveling from Mali with his son, and developed a low grade fever and sore throat Friday night.

Dec 06 15:09

Are We Big Pharma’s Guinea Pigs? 8 Drugs Used by Millions Before Being Pulled for Dangerous Side-Effects

Blockbuster drugs like Viagra, Lipitor, Prozac and Nexium have made Big Pharma one of the nation’s top industries. Even before direct-to-consumer advertising on TV, there were blockbuster drugs like Ritalin, Valium, Tagamet and Premarin. To be a blockbuster a drug has to 1) be usable by almost everyone; 2) be used every day; 3) be used indefinitely; 4) solve an everyday health problem like heartburn or high cholesterol; 5) have a fun or memorable ad campaign; 6) get social buzz; and 7) be sold to a large number of people quickly.

Dec 06 14:43

Typhoon Hagupit slams into Philippines

NATION DEVASTATED BY HAIYAN JUST OVER A YEAR AGO AGAIN HIT BY POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC TYPHOON

Dec 06 08:25

Sierra Leone Seeing 80-100 New Ebola Cases Daily

Sierra Leone said Friday that between 80 and 100 new cases of Ebola are being reported every day and the country now hardest-hit by the deadly virus desperately needs over 1,000 beds to treat victims.

Sierra Leone's Finance Minister Kaifalah Marah painted a grim picture to the U.N. Economic and Social Council Friday of the challenges facing his West African nation which failed to meet a World Health Organization interim goal of isolating 70 percent of Ebola patients and safely burying 70 percent of victims by Dec. 1.

Dec 06 08:21

GMO: the great land mob of Hawaii

I’m going to describe a few tentacles. There are more. There are always more. But these are important.

Why am I bothering? Because you’ll get some idea of the forces arrayed against the people of Hawaii, who have passed measures to limit GMOs and pesticides on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, only to see their votes nullified in two court judgments and temporarily blocked in the third case, Maui, pending a judge’s decision.

Dec 06 08:19

Flu Shot Fail: Vaccine Chiefs Forced to Admit it Won’t Work

Any decent, honest physician will tell you that the the seasonal Flu mutates like mad, and that there are many dozens of different strains making people sick, and when Big Pharma rolls out its annual Flu vaccine – it simply cannot protest you against most of these strains floating around.

“There’s a little bit of a guessing game each year. Sometimes it’s not a good match,” admits Dr. Alicia Fry, a physician with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s Influenza Division.

That’s right – it’s one big guessing game.

But that’s not the worst of it – the vaccine contain some ingredients which could cause health damage…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But it makes money! And that is really what is important after all!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 06 08:16

Illegal pro-GMO observers accused of disrupting Oregon labeling law vote count

Amid a recount of Oregon’s ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the “No on 92 Coalition,” tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.

The statewide vote on Measure 92 - which, if passed, would demand genetically-engineered ingredients to be labeled as such - is subject to a hand recount given the original, computerized tally showed that the initiative failed by just 812 votes, within the mandatory-recount margin. The recount began on Tuesday and will continue through Dec. 9.

The campaign over Measure 92 was the most expensive in the state’s history, as powerful biotechnology firms like Monsanto and DuPont pumped about $21 million against the initiative, while supporters culled about $9 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not just politicians who rig elections to get what they want!

Dec 06 08:06

Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's - Full Movie

Dec 05 17:22

The Pro-GMO Lobby: Anti-science and a Politically Motivated Agenda

The pro-GMO lobby claims that there is a scientific consensus on the safety of GM food and therefore the GMO debate is over. It claims that GMOs guarantee higher yields and less pesticide/herbicide use. The claim is also made that GM agriculture has no adverse impact on soil, the nutritional value and health of crops or biodiversity. The industry and its supporters claim that the ‘scientific community’ believes GMOs can only have positive effects and point to research to back this up.

Dec 05 14:55

Europe fears frankenstein food USA

On a velvety green patch of the French countryside, organic farmer Jean Cabaret gave a little shudder. A looming trade deal with the United States, he fears, may make his worst culinary nightmare come true: an invasion of Europe by American “Frankenfoods.”

Dec 05 13:32

IS MONSANTO ABOUT TO UNLEASH GMO MARIJUANA?

It has supposedly been in the works for years now, but you’ve likely not heard of it – Monsanto Marijuana. Is that the big push to legalize in the US? Allegations abound that Monsanto and George Soros have been planning to unveil GMO cannabis in Uruguay, the first country to legalize the sale, cultivation, and possession of marijuana earlier this year. Could Monsanto have the same plans for the US?

Dec 05 11:54

Geminid meteor shower spectacular: 13 nights of shooting stars to start from the weekend

THE Geminid meteor shower is one of the most anticipated events in the stargazing calendar as more than 100 shooting stars per hour are set to sparkle in the skies.

The Geminids will start this weekend and continue until December 17 with the best evenings to view being December 13 and 14.

On the 14th, experts have predicted you should be able to see a 'shooting star' every minute from around 10pm till dawn.

Dec 05 11:20

As vaccination rates go up, so does infant mortality - could injecting newborns with toxic chemicals be behind SIDS?

Evidence continues to mount that points to vaccines as the "mystery" trigger behind SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome. A recent study published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica, as well as extensive data on vaccination rates and the timing of SIDS cases, suggests that vaccines may be inhibiting the proper development of the hippocampus in some babies, resulting in the various breathing and cardiac failures that lead to SIDS.

Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School inadvertently discovered this after observing that nearly half of all infants in a group who died from SIDS had a unique abnormality in their hippocampus that was not present in infants who died from other other known causes. Based on their observations, it is now believed that this abnormality upsets the brain's ability to regulate breathing and heart rate patterns during sleep, which is when SIDS typically occurs.

Dec 05 10:41

16 Major Cruise Lines Released Over a Billion Gallons of Sewage Into the Ocean in 2014 - Beyond 3 miles from shore, the cruise lines may dump wastewater directly into the ocean, & many of them rely on old & antiquated water-treatment systems.

Cruise ships released over one billion gallons of sewage into the ocean in 2014, according to a new report from Friends of the Earth.
The analysis, which worked off of federal data, did show that some of the 16 cruise lines assessed are slowly becoming more environmentally friendly. But according to the press release from environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE), over 40 percent of the 167 ships in operation still operate using waste treatment technology that’s more than 35 years old. “Such antiquated treatment systems leave harmful levels of fecal matter

Dec 05 09:37

State Department Latest Government Agency to Be Hacked

When retailers and restaurant chains were hacked, the public got angry. When financial institutions were invaded, the public worried. Now, as the list of organizations that have been breached grows to include government agencies, the public is starting to panic.

Shortly after news broke that the White House had its unclassified servers hacked, the State Department was forced to take the unprecedented step of shutting down its email in response to a cyber attack. The U.S. Postal Service, Office of Personnel Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Healthcare.gov are all also victims of recent network intrusions.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Now the government's own computers are being hacked and the mighty National Security agency is powerless to stop it or find the malefactors! (But they are really great at stealing your business secrets or watching your wives and daughters walk around their bedrooms naked.)

Dec 05 09:34

6,000 Military Employees Reported Sexual Assaults In 2014

A new report from the Pentagon found that almost 6,000 U.S. military service members reported sexual assaults in 2014, an eight percent increase from 2013.
While the Pentagon called the increase of reporting "progress," many outside the U.S. Defense Department are appalled that there were 5,983 sexual assault reports, but only 359 convictions, noted RT.com.

Dec 05 08:41

School that banned Red Bull sees detention plunge by a third

A school that banned Red Bull and other energy drinks has seen the number of pupils being given detentions plunge by a third.

In the latest piece of evidence that the drinks can cause poor behaviour in the classroom, staff said standards were transformed after just two terms.

Drinks such as Monster, Red Bull and Relentless combine so much sugar and caffeine that Government advisers warn they make children hyperactive and difficult to control.

Some 500ml cans contain the equivalent of more than 13 teaspoons of sugar and 160mg of caffeine – about the same as in four cans of cola.

Dec 05 08:37

Is ibuprofen stunting the growth of CROPS? Anti-inflammatory painkillers change how lettuces and radishes grow, study reveals

Every day painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen that are flushed out into the environment are stunting the growth of important food crops, new research suggests.

Scientists have assessed the impact of a range of commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication on edible crops like lettuce and radish.

They found that the drugs could change the way the roots and stems of the plants grow in the first few weeks after germinating.

In some cases the drugs suppressed growth and led to roots being shorter while others enhanced the growth of leaves. They could also alter the way the crops took up water.

More than 30 million of these drugs are prescribed across the world every day and find their way into the environment.

Dec 05 08:15

37 Million Bees Found Dead In Ontario, Canada After Planting Large GMO Corn Field

Large fields in Ontario, Canada, were planted with GMO corn and millions of dead bees were the result of that action. To be more precise, Dave Schuit, a local bee keeper in Elmwood, lost about 37 million bees, or about 600 hives, which affected his production greatly.

“Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit explained.

Dec 05 07:14

CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!

For the first time we can remember, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are going on the record, saying the flu vaccine won't work this year. The warning comes just before the busiest part of flu season, in January and February. Unfortunately, there won't be any refund for any of the patients or insurance companies who spent money on flu shots earlier this fall.

Dec 04 15:12

Teacher ordered school kid to unclog public toilet with bare hands

The State’s Superintendent’s office has no plans to investigate a teacher who ordered an 8-year-old student of Scootney Springs Elementary to clean a public toilet with his bare hands.

Dec 04 13:42

CDC Health Advisory: Get Your Flu Shot. It "Might" Work This Year. Sort Of.

You know how the propaganda machine loves to crank up the push on flu shots every year. Well, this year's batch is so ineffective even the notoriously dishonest optimistic CDC and pro-Pharma mainstream sources can't tell you that you're protected with a straight face.

The Center for Disease Control (and Big Pharma Pimp Extraordinaire) released an advisory yesterday letting us know that the vaccine is not really a very good match to the flu circulating this year.

Dec 04 08:32

Now that's a useful gadget! Researchers reveal robot that can find, clean and fold your dirty washing (although it does cost $280,000)

It could be the ultimate home help - able to find your dirty clothes, wash them, and even fold them before neatly putting them away.

Researchers at Berkeley today revealed their robotics team has almost cracked the problem.

It can wash and fold clothes, even recognising different items, and folding them all neatly when it's done.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire already wants one! :(

Dec 04 08:03

Washington Obamacare Exchange Kicks 6,000 Off Their Plans

A problem with Washington state’s Obamacare exchange cancelled 6,000 accounts’ insurance plans and payments, the exchange admitted Tuesday night.

Dec 04 07:56

NASA postpones test launch of Orion spacecraft due to valve problem

The Orion spacecraft is still to blast off for its first test flight from Cape Canaveral - this time on Friday. NASA's replacement for the retired Shuttle, the Orion may one day take humans to an asteroid or even Mars.

The spacecraft will lift off aboard a Delta IV heavy rocket and will orbit the earth twice before splashing down in the Pacific. The flight, which is to test Orion's performance, will be unmanned. However, the the spacecraft will be loaded with 1,000 sensors to record and measure all aspects of the flight.

Dec 04 07:34

Autism Bomb: Bayer Herbicide Causes Autism, Even at Trace Levels

Are governments trying to create 'Deltas' thru nutritionally-starved young brains, harmful vaccines, and poisonous herbicides?

Dec 04 07:30

Beware the Arctic apple?

You might not think twice about buying sliced fruit for a snack when you’re on the go, but thanks to the Canadian corporation Okanagan Specialty Fruits, you might want to rethink your apple purchases in the convenience store.

Dec 03 22:42

Goon Thug Cops Murder At Will — Paul Craig Roberts

Goon Thug Cops Murder At Will

Paul Craig Roberts

Another gang of goon thug gratuitous murderers has been let off by a racist grand jury and a racist non-prosecutor. Read the verbiage spewed by NY mayor Bill de Blasio and the Obama Puppet: http://rt.com/usa/211203-garner-chokehold-grand-jury-decision/ They are so sorry about the collateral damage of protecting the public from criminals and terrorists. Without the death of innocents, none of us would be safe. Our safety depended on the NYPD murder of Eric Garner, a father of six who was a threat to no one.

Another police murder of a US citizen who was no threat to anyone–just more collateral damage–as the US military calls it when US forces blow up kids’ soccer games, weddings, funerals, and birthday parties. Any concentration of people, regardless of what they are doing, is considered to be an enemy force and legitimate target.

Dec 03 20:45

Alarm bells toll for human civilization as world’s 12th largest mega-city to run out of water in just 60 days

The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans.

Dec 03 15:46

Major breakthrough for paralysed people after drug that restores movement shows 'extraordinary promise'

A drug could restore the gift of movement to millions of people paralysed in car crashes, sporting accidents and falls, doctors believe.

The chemical has shown ‘extraordinary promise’ when given to rats with severely damaged spinal cords.

Some animals went from being barely able to take a step to being able to walk almost as well as healthy creatures.

They also became more nimble and regained control of their bladder muscles.

Overall, 21 of the 26 animals improved on the drug – an unparalleled success rate.

Dec 03 15:12

Ukraine energy minister says 'no threat' from accident at Europe's largest nuclear plant

An accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in southeastern Ukraine poses no danger, Ukrainian energy authorities said on Wednesday, an assessment later corroborated by the French nuclear institute IRSN.

Dec 03 14:52

Thinking Is An Expensive Occupation — Paul Craig Roberts

Raising unsettling questions and providing disturbing explanations seldom meet with accolades. For example, Guy McPherson is a University of Arizona scientist who has been studying human disruption of the environment and climate for 30 years. Many human caused disruptions have developed into local or regional disasters, but now the question is whether the planet itself is endangered. Is human activity bringing about human extinction?

Dec 03 14:37

Cat survives month in moving box, trip to HI

SUFFOLK, VA (WAVY/CNN) - A family said its cat took an accidental trip from Virginia to Hawaii in a moving box and lived to meow again.

The animal was supposed to stay with relatives, but apparently Memeow had a different plan. It was moving day for the Barth family when their beloved pet went missing.

Dec 03 14:30

Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well

Nearly four in 10 Californians say the state's health exchange isn't working well as the second open enrollment gets underway, a new survey shows.

The results from the Public Policy Institute of California survey may reflect persistent service problems experienced by some consumers as well as continued partisan opposition to the federal overhaul.

Dec 03 12:15

GMOs Causing Deadly Bacteria to Flourish in Digestive System

We know that numerous medications interfere with your gut health, but what’s depleting your body’s ‘good’ bacteria may go even further. Researchers have found that a deadly strain of bacteria created by the biotech industry is likely growing in your digestive system. As many experts have suspected, GM foods tainted with the omnipresent agrochemical, Roundup, are causing widespread changes in the microbiome of those who consume them.

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"But ... but ... but ... it makes money!" -- Monsatan

Dec 03 11:54

UN Climate Chief: Investment in fossil fuels becoming ‘more and more risky’

Increasingly diverse chorus of individuals and institutions are publicly stating what world's fossil fuel companies simply do not want to hear

Dec 03 10:21

VIDEO: MINNESOTA MOM FACING 2 YEARS IN JAIL FOR TREATING SONS SEIZURES WITH CANNABIS OIL

“I broke the law, but I did it to save my son…..We are good hard working people that were just trying to save our son’s life. It has been a living hell since his injury and this just adds to our ever growing stress.”

A mother of two is facing jail time for seeking out life saving cannabis oil to treat her son’s horrifying seizures.

This nightmare for the Brown family started 3 years ago, when their son Trey, then 12, was hit in the head with a baseball causing a traumatic brain injury.

The brain injury has caused severe tremors and episodes in which he causes himself harm.

“We chose to treat him with medicinal cannabis oil, which saved his life, after all doctors failed him,”explains Angela Brown.

Dec 03 10:01

Michael Rivero - Dec. 2, 2014 - Hawaii Battle Ground for GMO Fight

Dec 03 09:11

How Tommy Chong Beat Cancer with Homegrown Cannabis Medicine

In a high profile case of the healing power of CBD’s, famous actor, comedian, and marijuana advocate, Tommy Chong shocked his fans in 2011 when he announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. As a challenge to the world at that time, he stated his determination to cure his cancer with medical cannabis, and began a journey to do just that. By changing his diet and consuming, CBD rich cannabis oil Tommy beat cancer, which he announced in 2013.

Dec 03 08:43

How WiFi and Other EMFs Cause Biological Harm

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

Our modern world is an electromagnetic soup filled with pulses, radio frequencies, computer screens, wireless signals, and a host of wearable gadgets that are emitting damaging radiation.

Yet another credible voice is now sounding the alarm about the pervasive dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) - Professor Martin Pall, PhD - professor of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Science at Washington State University, Pullman...

Dec 03 08:37

You Won’t Believe How Many People in the US Are Being Monitored For Ebola Right Now!

The killer virus Ebola may not be front and center in the news, but it’s still in the forefront of efforts by health officials nationwide. As of today, more than 1,400 people in 44 states in the U.S. are being actively monitored by state and local health departments after returning from West Africa. The good news is that no new cases have been reported in the U.S. since Oct. 23.

Dec 03 07:27

8 Essential Items For The Perfect Portable Survival Kit

by Gaye Levy

There is a popular school of thought that dictates that your survival kit should follow you everywhere. Within this context I am not referring to a bug-out-bag or a vehicle emergency kit but rather a small, portable survival kit that you carry with you during the normal course of living your life. This kit is commonly referred to as your EDC, or Every Day Carry...

Dec 02 20:36

Hard Times in a Boom Town: Pennsylvanians Describe Costs of Fracking

Waking Times

If you’re looking for the shale gas boom, northeastern Pennsylvania is the place to start.

Dec 02 20:20

How Tommy Chong Beat Cancer with Homegrown Cannabis Medicine

Waking Times

As the movement for the liberation of cannabis gains momentum, and attitudes toward this relaxing and healing plant evolve, we are witnessing an explosion in innovation around how cannabis is used, both as a medicine and for recreational purposes. Finally overcoming its reputation as a mind-bending, psychoactive drug that makes you stoned, lazy and useless, cannabis is being celebrated for its healing benefits.

Dec 02 18:04

We Are In The Midst Of The Most Depressing Time Of The Year In The Most Depressed Nation On The Entire Planet. What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Did you know that the rate of suicide is highest during this time of the year and that 45 percent of all Americans dread the Christmas season? We are constantly being told that Christmas is the happiest time of the year, but mental health professionals tell us that the exact opposite is true.

Dec 02 15:59

Atmospheric carbon dioxide used for energy storage products

In the chemical reaction that was developed, the end result is nanoporous graphene, a form of carbon that’s ordered in its atomic and crystalline structure. It has an enormous specific surface area of about 1,900 square meters per gram of material. Because of that, it has an electrical conductivity at least 10 times higher than the activated carbon now used to make commercial supercapacitors.

“There are other ways to fabricate nanoporous graphene, but this approach is faster, has little environmental impact and costs less,” said Xiulei (David) Ji, an OSU assistant professor of chemistry in the OSU College of Science and lead author on the study. “The product exhibits high surface area, great conductivity and, most importantly, it has a fairly high density that is comparable to the commercial activated carbons.

“And the carbon source is carbon dioxide, which is a sustainable resource, to say the least,” Ji said.

Dec 02 14:11

‘Thirsty’ global fracking industry puts water, environment, communities at risk

‘THE FRACKING INDUSTRY NEEDS TO BE URGENTLY REINED IN BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE FOR OUR PLANET AND PEOPLE ACROSS THE GLOBE.’

Dec 02 13:19

ObamaCare incentivizes hiring amnestied illegals to the tune of $3000 each

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about ObamaCare - aside from the fact that it’s an abject disaster in terms of meeting its stated goals - it’s that the unintended consequences of its passage just keep piling up. Sure, conservatives warned of the chaos that would stem from the Dems’ “signature legislation,” but even those of us who were sounding the alarm are amazed at how it keeps managing to fail in new, exciting, ways.

Today we’re learning that the law actually incentivizes corporations to hire the millions of illegals who are currently enjoying Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty order - instead of hiring actual, legal, U.S. citizens. In fact, under the ACA, companies who hire an amnestied illegal can dodge a $3,000 penalty that they would have had to pay if they’d hired a citizen.

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WTF?

Dec 02 12:39

Tony Szamboti : On NIST's 9/11 Sins of Omission (audio)

For this important interview we welcome Tony Szamboti, mechanical engineer and 9/11 researcher, who joins us for a detailed discussion on crucial evidence that, in the words of his research group, "clearly demonstrate(s) that the reports produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) were unscientific and fraudulent."

With the group's recently-published white paper as our focus, "Areas of Specific Concern in the NIST WTC Reports" which lists 25 Points seriously challenging NIST's work in this area, we discuss striking new evidence demonstrating that NIST intentionally omitted significant structural components from its analysis of Building 7, and explore the almost inescapable conclusion that this was done in order to avoid the explanation of controlled demolition. We also discuss the potential these findings might have for legal action.

(Tony Szamboti is a U.S. Navy Veteran, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, and has worked predominantly in the Aerospace industry for the last 28 years.)

Dec 02 11:55

Doctors Without Borders: Ebola Response Too Slow

The international response to Ebola is still too slow and piecemeal, Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday, as officials said the disease is crippling the economies of the three West African countries hardest hit.
The number of people infected with Ebola has passed, 17,000, according to data published Tuesday by the World Health Organization. Of those, more than 6,000 have died. Emphasizing the severity of the outbreak, Sierra Leone announced that yet another doctor, its 10th, has tested positive for the disease.

Dec 02 09:18

North Korea says U.S. created the Ebola outbreak

Despite the 8,000 or so miles that separate the country from its West African epicenter, North Korea had one of the most dramatic reactions to this year's Ebola outbreak. Borders were closed to tourists, and any arrivals to the country were forced into a 21-day mandatory quarantine; the few North Korean citizens who were allowed to leave had that privilege rescinded.

Dec 02 08:27

Miami Area Nuclear Plant In Partial Shutdown After Steam Leak

Sayer Ji
Activist Post

Perhaps the most dangerous nuclear reactor in the U.S. is in partial shutdown following the discovery of a steam leak.

South Florida's ailing Turkey Point nuclear power station is in the news again, with Unit 4, one of its two reactors, taken offline Sunday due to a steam leak, according to a Dec. 1st update released by Industrial Info Resources online. Conspicuously, as of the writing of this article, there is no indication that this highly concerning event has received mainstream media coverage...

Dec 02 07:53

Corning Gorilla Glass with Antimicrobial - Nokia Lumia 1020 test (Gorilla Glass 3)

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Even as the FDA threatens sellers of nano-silver for claiming their products are anti-bacterial, Corning creates a new glass for smartphones and tablets that uses nano-silver as an anti-bacterial!

Dec 02 07:38

Is Judge in Maui GMO Case Connected to Monsanto?

NaturalNews) Story by Jon Rappoport, republished from NoMoreFakeNews.com with additional editing by Natural News. After the citizens of Maui just voted to stop Monsanto and Dow from further GMO development, Monsanto filed suit. Barry Kurren is the US federal magistrate overseeing the court battle between Maui and Monsanto.

Dec 01 16:27

What Are They Thinking?

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Dec 01 15:47

Ebola virus can remain live in men's sperm for up to three MONTHS, health experts warn as the death toll nears 7,000

The WHO said: 'Men who have recovered from Ebola virus disease should be aware that seminal fluid may be infectious for as long as three months after onset of symptoms.

'Because of the potential to transmit the virus sexually during this time, they should maintain good personal hygiene after masturbation, and either abstain from sex (including oral sex) for three months after onset of symptoms, or use condoms if abstinence is not possible.'

Dec 01 15:47

Breastfed, Homebirthed Babies Taken Away From Parents For Not Using Hospital

All three of their babies have been taken away from them and placed in the care of strangers. Levi was 10 months old when his mother, local singer and songwriter Erica May Rengo, gave birth to his twin brother and sister, at their home in Bellingham, Washington.

“Our birth was glorious,” she said, and the twins were reportedly healthy, full-term babies, who had no problem quickly figuring out how to breastfeed. The little family was overjoyed until CPS stepped in to “help.”

It is another medical kidnapping according to the parents. The Rengos have chosen a wholesome, holistic lifestyle, based in their Christian faith. But CPS has stepped in to override the parents’ decisions. Now Erica and Cleave are living what they call a nightmare, separated from their children for reasons that don’t make any sense at all to them.

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"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson

Dec 01 15:39

HIV's ability to cause AIDS is weakening over time as it evolves, study finds

Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa.

Scientists said the research suggests a less virulent HIV could be one of several factors contributing to a turning of the deadly pandemic, eventually leading to the end of AIDS.

Dec 01 15:09

NATO destabilizing Baltic by stationing nuke-capable aircraft – Moscow

The build-up of NATO forces in Eastern Europe is hostile and destabilizes the Baltic, once the safest region in Europe, a senior Russian diplomat charged.

Dec 01 14:32

Italy examines 13 deaths in Novartis flu jab probe

Thirteen people in Italy may have died after taking a flu vaccine made by Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis.

Dec 01 13:47

15,000 robots usher in Amazon's Cyber Monday

An army of 15,000 robots is ready to roll as Amazon.com prepares for Cyber Monday, its biggest order day of the year.

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That means there are 15,000 fewer workers with the money to buy whatever Amazon (or anyone else) is trying to sell.

The critical missing component of our economy is that once the money gets collected at the top, there needs to be a way to recirculate it back down to the workers at the bottom, to feed back into the economy to hold up that financial pyramid.

Dec 01 13:47

Residents, Farmers Fight Monsanto to Keep Maui GMO & Pesticide-Free

We all knew Monsanto would sue after Maui passed a GMO-prohibiting bill. Their endless corruption and money-laden pockets makes it easy for them to bully the democractic process – at least what is left of it, but a coalition of Maui and Moloka‘i residents, farmers, and public interest groups, represented by Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice have decided to fight back. Papers were filed in a Honolulu Federal District Court this past week to defend the County of Maui’s right to pesticide and GMO-free food.

Dec 01 12:43

Cold Fusion and Beyond - Dr. Eugene Mallove

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When this interview was filmed in October 2000, Dr. Eugene Mallove was Editor-In-Chief of the magazine, Infinite Energy and Director of the New Energy Research Laboratory in New Hampshire. "He held two MIT degrees in Aeronautical-Astronautical Engineering and a Harvard Doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences (Air Pollution Control Engineering). He had broad experience in high- technology engineering at companies including Hughes Research Labs, TASC (The Analytic Science Corporation) and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. "Dr. Mallove was the Chief Science Writer at MIT when the cold fusion story broke in March 1989, and he resigned in 1991 after his requested investigation into the altered cold fusion data at MIT (which helped to discredit the whole subject) was not properly done." Mallove's book, 'Fire from Ice' detailed the 1989 report of table- top cold fusion from Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann at the University of Utah. Among other things, the book claims that the team did produce "greater-than-unity" output energy in an experiment successfully replicated on several occasions, but that the results were suppressed through an organized campaign of ridicule from mainstream physicists, including some at his own alma mater, MIT.

Dec 01 12:31

Researchers Wish to Backhack Nervous System to Crack Infection Code

Infectious and auto-immune disease and the nervous system - a connection? Inflammation from disease and the central nervous system have always been studied independently of each other...until now.

Bacteria and viruses have "hit a nerve" so to speak.

Dec 01 12:26

Are We Big Pharma's Guinea Pigs? 8 Drugs Used by Millions Before Being Pulled for Dangerous Side-Effects

Blockbuster drugs like Viagra, Lipitor, Prozac and Nexium have made Big Pharma one of the nation's top industries. Even before direct-to-consumer advertising on TV, there were blockbuster drugs like Ritalin, Valium, Tagamet and Premarin. To be a blockbuster a drug has to 1) be usable by almost everyone; 2) be used every day; 3) be used indefinitely; 4) solve an everyday health problem like heartburn or high cholesterol; 5) have a fun or memorable ad campaign; 6) get social buzz; and 7) be sold to a large number of people quickly.

Dec 01 11:05

'It Doesn't Look Good': World Health Body Fails to Meet Ebola Containment Goals

The World Health Organization has failed to meet their December 1 goal for isolating and containing the deadly Ebola outbreak in many regions of West Africa, the United Nations reports.

The targets, set in early October, aimed to get 70 per cent of the Ebola cases isolated and treated and to have 70 percent of the deceased safely buried by December 1. Of the hardest hit nations— Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone —only Guinea is on track to meet the deadline, WHO Spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said in a press briefing last week.

Dec 01 10:39

Note to China and Russia: did you import Depopulation Corn?

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

It’s been called contraceptive corn and spermicidal corn. A San Diego company called Epicyte developed it.

Here’s a brief backgrounder from The Guardian, Sept. 9, 2001; “GM corn set to stop man spreading his seed,” by Robin McKie:

“Scientists have created the ultimate GM crop: contraceptive corn. Waiving fields of maize may one day save the world from overpopulation...

Dec 01 10:06

America's unhealthiest fast foods

If there’s one fact that’s been drilled into our heads about fast food, it’s that it’s unhealthy. But as with any other restaurant fare, some fast food menu items are a whole lot unhealthier than others. We looked at the menus of 12 of the country’s leading fast food chains, and these are the unhealthiest items on them.

Dec 01 10:04

The Disease Many Americans Don't Know They Have

An alarming number of Americans are suffering from diabetes, a potentially deadly disease, without even knowing it.

You’d think a disease that can cause blindness, leads to amputations, and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States would incite mass panic.

Yet Americans — and even some doctors — don’t take diabetes very seriously. (Did you even know it’s American Diabetes Month?)

Dec 01 09:51

Peru Forcibly Sterilized 300,000 Poor Women in the '90s. Now They Could Decide the Country's Future.

Created as a result of collaboration between the University of Bristol and London-based Chaka Studio, the Quipu project relays the story of a recent and very dark moment in Peruvian history. As many as 300,000 women in rural areas of Peru were possibly hoodwinked into being sterilized during the mid-to-late 1990s, all in the name of bringing an end to poverty.

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Population does not cause poverty, private-central banks do. Reduce the human population to 10 million but keep private central banks and still the vast majority of those 10 million will live in poverty. What is being culled from the human herd is not the excess population, but merely that segment of the population from whom the bankers can no longer reap huge profits!

Dec 01 09:34

Spacecraft Bound for Pluto Prepares for Its Close Encounter

The first spacecraft to ever visit Pluto is set to wake up on Dec. 6 in preparation for its midsummer rendezvous with the solar system’s most famous dwarf planet.

Dec 01 09:21

Is Rosetta's comet really red? First true-color shot of 67P

What appears to be the first 'true-colour image' of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has been revealed by Rosetta scientists.

And in a surprising twist, rather than being the 'charcoal black' that Esa expected, the image suggests the ancient comet is in fact a dusty red.

Up until now, all of the spectacular images of the comet seen by the public have been taken by Rosetta's Navcam, which can only capture images in grey-scale.

Dec 01 09:19

The experiment that proves sugar really is poison: Man who drank 10 cans of Coke a day for a month gains TWO STONE and sees his blood pressure soar

George Prior, 50, decided to embark on a 'Coke diet' in order to show the harmful effects of the high levels of sugar found in the world's most popular drink.

In just 30 days he saw drastic changes to his formerly healthy and muscular physique.

He developed a protruding stomach and waistline and his weight ballooned from 12 stone (168lb) to 14 stone (192 lb).

His blood pressure soared from 129/77 to 145/96. This is way above the ideal level of 120/80 - and above this level, the risk of heart disease or stroke is greatly increased.

As well as the fast weight gain, Mr Prior, a father-of-two, said he feared he was becoming addicted to Coca-Cola after experiencing intense cravings.

Dec 01 09:14

BEX ALERT - Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests

Pointing to a mysteriously well-financed and well-organized campaign of protest, Romanian officials including the prime minister say that the struggle over fracking in Europe does feature a Goliath, but it is the Russian company Gazprom, not the American Chevron.

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Oooooh, BAD Russians. They are opposed to FRACKING! The horror. The HORROR!!!

(Ahem)

From now on, figure that anything opposing corporate interests in American will be blamed on the Russians.

Dec 01 08:50

DIY Exoplanet Detector Using a DSLR

Your DSLR can do much more than just take a few nice portraits or the occasional vacation photos – with some DIY magic you can actually turn it into a device which can detect planets outside our solar system – something that 20 years ago was impossible even with the most sophisticated telescopes.

So how can you achieve this? David Schneider who you can see in the video above was able to use his Canon EOS Rebel XS (a.k.a Canon 1000D) camera. With old manual-focus 300mm Nikon telephoto lens he got from eBay for under a $100 with a $17 adapter

After he had his camera setup Schneider needed a way to track stars in a very precise way. There are of course very expensive options that you can buy, However as a DIY enthusiast he decided to create something on his own based on a device called a barn door tracker (a relatively simple device that will allow you to shoot longer exposures and track the stars to compensate for the Earth’s rotation).

Dec 01 08:32

Demand For Tesla Is Not The Problem, Switching The World To Electric Cars Is

When Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says there’s enormous demand for his powerful electric cars, he may not be exaggerating.

Dec 01 07:56

Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises

(NaturalNews) A flu vaccine manufactured by Novartis is killing people in Italy, with the death toll now rising to 13 people according to a reports from The Age, News.com and WAtoday.com.au. [1] [2] [3]

"The number of people who have died in Italy after being administered a flu vaccine made by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has risen to 13," say reports.

Nov 30 19:25

How to Outsmart Modern Wheat and Gluten Intolerance

Waking Times

There’s no doubt about it – modern wheat is quickly becoming the new high-fructose corn syrup and a menace to wellness. Gluten found in modern wheat has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, ADHD, psoriasis, poor gut health, depression, and multiple sclerosis, and is not tolerated by people with celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and wheat allergy. Some also attribute many other adverse health effects to modern wheat, such as “neurological impairment, dementia, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis and visceral fat accumulation,” in addition to a full range of intolerances.

Nov 30 19:17

The Plant Most Fundamental to Life on Earth

Waking Times

“Enlightenment without action is hallucination.” ~ Unknown

The forests in most countries around the equator, such as the Brazilian Amazon, have suffered greatly. In the 1960’s they were cut down to make way for cattle ranching and crop cultivation. At that time, governments were quick to loosen their restrictions on protected lands to benefit from high beef prices, driven by the growing fast food industry and foreign agricultural interests. Thanks to funding from McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s, governments were able to give subsidies to local farmers to burn down sections of the rainforest and make room for cattle pastures, as well as cultivate large quantities of crop such as soybean and African palm.

Nov 30 11:50

Norwegian Authorities Ban GM Fish Feed over Antibiotic Resistance Fears

According to the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority has stopped approving (on a yearly basis) GMOs for use in fish feed that contain genes coding for antibiotic resistance. According to the Advisory Board, this applies to 8 out of 19 GMOs which the fish feed industry had previously been given permission to use since 2008...

Nov 30 11:20

Learn how to heal the adrenals, balance hormones and lose weight naturally

Sitting on top of each kidney, the adrenals are responsible for producing four main hormones – catecholamines, aldosterone, cortisol and androgens – which help to deal with everything from stressful situations, digestion, gender traits to blood pressure regulation.

Nov 29 07:09

Note to the Hawaii tourism industry: Judge Kurren is not your friend

A Judge trying to save Dow and Monsanto and their toxic GMO/pesticide experiments is one thing; but there is a much bigger industry in Hawaii:

Tourism.

I’m sure Judge Barry Kurren and his wife, Faye, know some of the heavy hitters in that billion-dollar business.

Well, look at it this way: If the Judge rules against the people of Maui, who just voted to stop Dow and Monsanto…

And if tourists begin to realize how many Dow/ Monsanto experimental toxic pesticides continue floating around the Islands…

And if they book their vacations elsewhere…

Eyes will turn. Glances will become accusing stares.

Nov 26 08:56

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone workers dump bodies in Kenema

Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema have dumped bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.

Nov 26 07:50

M7.0 - 150km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Nov 26 07:48

Fireball Havoc

NASA just released a view of a fireball that exploded over Tuscaloosa, Ala., and it’s pretty cool. The agency captured the video with its ground-based All Sky Cameras network. It’s the second fireball of the month spotted over the U.S.

On Nov. 8, a fireball exploded early in the morning over San Antonio, inspiring hundreds to call in. The latest meteor also netted in a flurry of phone calls.

Here’s what NASA said about the latest:

A bright fireball occurred at 8:18 pm CST, Nov. 20, just southwest of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and was detected by NASA All Sky Cameras. The fireball traveled at 67,000 miles per hour and appears to have broken apart at an altitude of 27 miles. It was as bright as the full moon, about 14 inches in diameter and weighed about 120 pounds.

The fireball was not part of the Leonid meteor shower. At this time, we do not believe any meteorites were produced.

Nov 20 12:01

Living under the sea: Japanese visionaries unveil underwater city plan

Will people ever live in underwater cities? Japanese construction firm says it is possible by 2030. The visionaries revealed a $25 billion deep-sea eco-city plan called Ocean Spiral for 5,000 people that will produce energy from sea resources.

Many have pondered the idea of living under the sea while sci-fi film directors such as George Lucas tempted our imagination with stunning images of underwater cities. Such was the Gungan city consisting of a mass of hydrostatic bubbles shown in the first part of the “Star wars” epic space film series.

Now a Japanese construction firm Shimizu Corp. says that building an underwater residential area is not a fantasy and aims to build one by 2030 – in just 15 years.

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I am not sure who would want to live in it.

Nov 20 07:29

Lymph node surgery for breast cancer has no benefit

A recent study with lasting affect on the guardians of the status quo in breast cancer care and treatment has found that lymph node surgery for women provides no benefit. In women who had early breast cancer which had spread to their lymph nodes, removing them does not improve their survival rate or prevent the further spreading of cancer. Unfortunately, this painful and lucrative procedure of removing lymph nodes has long been routine for breast cancer patients.

Nov 20 07:08

Mali Ebola Deaths Follow U.S. Vaccines - Robert Scott Bell Interview

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Bell mentions the denial of the use of nanosilver as well as problems with the corporate-produced experimental drugs and vaccines. He specifically mentioned that patients given Zmapp, if they recover at all, take longer to do so!

Nov 20 06:03

Feds crack down on phony Ebola cures

Would you buy an Ebola cure over the Internet?

At least three companies hope so. Internet retailers Bodyhealth.com, Ebola-C and LifeSilver imply on their web sites, Facebook pages or Twitter accounts that their products will help ward off or mitigate the Ebola virus.

This week, federal regulators are cracking down.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters Tuesday and Wednesday to the three companies.

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Last summer, the World Health Organization stated that unproven cures could be tried during the Ebola crisis. But the US Government, the same US Government that just crippled health care in general for the sake of corporate profits with Obamacare, is once again protecting corporate profits by shutting down anyone but the giant pharmaceutical corporations, yet every Ebola treatment offered by the big pharmaceutical companies remains unproven, and some have turned out to be totally ineffective.

Remember, this is the same government that mandated everyone take a vaccine for Swine Flu back in 1976 which killed fifty times more people than the actual flu did. Are you willing to bet your life that they are right this time? I am not.

"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson

Welcome to Tyranny!

Nov 19 13:03

Ebola crisis in Liberia: 'One in two workers now jobless'

Nearly half of all Liberians who were employed when the Ebola outbreak began are no longer working, a survey by the World Bank has found.

Nov 19 13:02

West African Mining Projects Take Hit From Ebola Crisis

Epidemic Delays Rollout of Jobs Meant for Residents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Nov 19 13:02

Cuba Says Doctor Catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors in Africa but he will be transferred to a special unit in Geneva at the recommendation of the World Health Organization, medical officials said.

Nov 19 13:01

Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline by One Vote

The U.S. Senate has narrowly rejected a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the controversial project that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Nov 19 07:31

One Reader's Shocked Response Upon Learning His Health Insurance Cost Just Doubled

After spending months trying to register for the ACA in late 2013 and early 2014 my kids got put on our state's insurance (at "no cost") and my wife and I bagged an ACA policy at a subsidized cost of $281 per month with a total out of pocket of about $6500 (just for the two of us).

Attached is the ACA notification of next year's price increase. As you can see the cost goes from $281 to $555, a monthly increase of $274, a percentage increase of 97%.

Basically we are now paying the same amount for the two of us that we paid for all four of us one year ago.

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Nov 19 07:27

Brooklyn Woman On Ebola Monitoring List Drops Dead Bleeding From "Face, Mouth, Nose"

Just a week after Dr. Craig Spencer was declared 'Ebola-free', The Daily Mail reports a woman, who had arrived from Guinea 18 days ago (and was on the NYC Ebola monitoring list), dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon this afternoon. FDNY sent their Special Operations and Hazmat units but she was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses said she was bleeding from the "face, nose, mouth, everything."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It was a heart attack. Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure. A heart attack. That's all." -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 19 06:11

Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel billed $950K US after giving birth in U.S.

Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel gave birth nine weeks early while on holiday in Hawaii in November 2013. Her baby daughter had to be hospitalized.

"My water broke two days into our holiday," Huculak-Kimmel said. "I spent six weeks on bed rest and then baby Reece was delivered by emergency C-section on December 10th."

Reece had to stay in the hospital for just over two months. Huculak-Kimmel thought that her insurance would cover the almost $1 million US bill.

In the end, Blue Cross denied payment. In a letter to the family, a Blue Cross worker wrote, "We are unable to provide coverage for any medical expenses incurred for Ms. Huculak's baby" and "please note that Ms. Huculak's travel policy expired on Nov. 9, 2013."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CORRECTION: Pacific Blue Cross issued health insurance for the Canadian couple to travel outside Canada. They are not part of Canada's health system, which apparently stops at the border.

Nov 18 15:52

George Soros, his Ebola bioweapons lab and the death of WHO spokesperson Glenn Thomas in the Ukraine

The Kenema lab closure should be front page news around the globe just as the story of Baxter contaminating 72 kilos of seasonal flu in its biosecurity level 3 lab and sending it to four countries in 2009 should have been front page news.

Nov 18 13:04

Man recovering from Ebola quarantined at Delhi airport

Officials have quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry said in a statement that the Indian national had been shown to be negative for Ebola in tests conforming to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, but had been quarantined as a precautionary measure when he arrived at New Delhi airport on November 10. Later, tests of his semen detected traces of the virus.

Nov 18 07:07

Petitioning Jim Benson - Stop Fracking next to El Paso, Texas

Fracking endangers the health, safety and welfare of people, pollutes the air and ground, results in rising crime and social and medical costs, utterly destroys ecosystems and permanently contaminates underground aquifers with toxic compounds and consumes billions of gallons of water. Yet, just a few minutes away from the city limits of El Paso, Texas a major metropolitan area of 675,000 people, and a few miles from the farming community of Dell City, Texas, the University of Texas System has leased over a hundred thousand acres to Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. for the sole purpose of fracking. Torchlight Energy says that it may drill up to as many as 2500 wells on this area immediately east of El Paso called the Diablo Plateau which, with the Otero Mesa in New Mexico, forms a rich ecosystem of plants and animals. Torchlight Energy Resources must not drill there. The University of Texas Lands System must not allow them.

Nov 18 06:46

10 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than The Flu!

The verdict is out on flu shots. Many medical experts now agree it is more important to protect yourself and your family from the flu vaccine than the flu itself. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this verdict:

Nov 17 16:45

Have scientists finally found the 'gay gene'? Major new study of 800 brothers backs claims sexuality is in our genes

A large study of gay brothers has reignited the debate over whether a 'gay gene' exists - and adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual.

Some scientists believe several genes might affect sexual orientation.

Researchers who led the new study of nearly 800 gay brothers say their results bolster previous evidence pointing to genes on the X chromosome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it amazing how the buy-bull bangers continue to demonize gays as sinful, especially when you consider that Jesus spent all his time with other men (except his wife Mary Magdalene). :)

Beyond that, I think all the people screaming about population control need to understand that humans have a built-in population-limiting mechanism; homosexuality! If you study history it quickly becomes apparent that the per-capita occurrence of homosexuality increases during times of social stress. The gays not only have as much right to be here as anyone else, but in the long run they are essential to the long term survival of the human race.

Nov 17 11:30

Comet lander: Camera sees Philae's hairy landing

High-resolution pictures have now been released of the Philae probe in the act of landing on Comet 67P last Wednesday.

They were acquired by the Narrow Angle Camera on the Rosetta satellite, which had dropped the little robot towards the surface of the "ice mountain".

The images are presented as a mosaic covering the half-hour or so around the "first touchdown" - the probe then bounced to a stop about 1km away.

Philae lost battery power on Saturday and is no longer talking with Earth.

Scientists still have not located the craft's current resting spot.

Nov 17 09:36

What did the Brisbane G-20 summit accomplish?

President Barack Obama was equally effusive, saying the gathering was not a “chinwag,” an Australian word for meaningless talk. Rather, he said, “it has been a good week for American leadership.” At a press conference, Obama listed expanding trade, a visa accord with China, and “a big advance on climate change” as tangible achievements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the headline accomplishment is a deal to take seriously a problem that was made up in the first place. Left unsaid in this article is the agreement by the G20 to consider bank savings accounts as investments in the bank, subject to loss if the bank gets into trouble.

Nov 17 09:02

Stand Up - Claire Rivero's ode to Obamacare!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reposting Claire Rivero's song in light of the skyrocketing premiums and deductibles and the admission by Jonathan Gruber that they had to hide much of what is in Obamacare to get it past the "stupid" American voters (he means YOU)!

Nov 17 09:01

NY Senator admits to knowing President was lying about Obamacare

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So pretty much everyone inside the government knew that Obamacare was a crock, and just went along with it, to fool all you stupid American voters!

Nov 17 08:50

Your “Children Will Be Fined” If You Fail To Sign Up For Obamacare: People Are Going To Be In for A Shock

But, as is often the case when the government says one thing, they mean exactly the opposite. In this case, when they say incentive what they really mean is that you are going to be penalized if you fail to acquire government mandated health insurance. But not just you. Your children, who apparently no longer belong to you anyway based on a recent court ruling, will be fined for your failure to get them on the insurance rolls

Nov 17 07:25

Roundup Is Dumped On Crops Right BEFORE Harvest

Drenching Crops with Pesticide Right Before Harvest … to Save a Buck

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (technically known as “glyphosate”) has been linked to many diseases.

However, farmers appear to be dumping it on crops right before harvest.

Specifically, Monsanto International published a paper in 2010 touting the application of Roundup to kill crops right before harvest, in order to dry out the crops in advance and produce a more uniform and earlier harvest

Nov 17 07:07

Martin Salia, Ebola patient at Nebraska Medical Center, has died

A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said Salia died shortly after 4 a.m. Monday.
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Nov 17 06:46

Maui's GMO Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

A federal judge says Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he can consider arguments in a lawsuit against the measure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the GMO planters will just go on planting and by the time the judge finally hears the lawsuit it will be too late. Maui will be fully contaminated by these dangerous plants. The entire case against the ban is that the GMO companies will suffer harm. The exact same argument could be made about companies that dump toxic and nuclear waste; banning them from dumping their "product" onto Hawaii harms them financially. Does that mean we have to let them go on doing it?

Nov 17 06:43

GMO Battle! MONSANTO vs. Hawaii: Maui's GMO Ban Blocked By Federal Judge!

Nov 17 06:34

Obamacare Facebook page comments mostly from small group of supporters

Americans began heading anew this weekend to President Obama’s official Obamacare Facebook page to gather information on the new round of health care enrollment, share their experiences shopping for insurance on the federal exchange and voice their opinions on the president’s signature domestic achievement.

However, what some would view as a robust marketplace of ideas is actually controlled by just a few, an analysis of the Web page shows.

Sixty percent of the site’s 226,838 comments generated from September 2012 to early last month can be attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles, according to an analysis completed by The Washington Times with assistance from an outside data analytics team. Many of those profiles belong to just one person who created multiple aliases or personas to widen her influence and multiply her voice.

Nov 16 07:39

Comet probe sends back science treasure in final hours

Crowning a historic feat, the robot lab streamed data from its experiments back to its mother ship Rosetta in the final hours before its battery ran down.

This included the outcome of an eagerly-waited chemistry test of a sample drilled from the comet's icy and dusty surface, scientists said.

Nov 15 08:00

Mali tries to trace 343 contacts in second Ebola wave

Mali is trying to trace as many as 343 people linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims in an effort to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said on Friday.

Nov 15 08:00

Ebola shuts down signs of normal life in Sierra Leone

So, the number of people who have known to have died of Ebola in the current outbreak in west Africa has passed 5,000. But what does that mean for the affected communities?

Nov 15 07:59

M7.1 - 156km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Nov 15 07:52

Rosetta's comet drill results may not get to Earth - ESA

ESA researchers are using all possible ways to explore the surface of the comet, including taking the temperature and capturing some drilling samples. But now specialists are expressing concern over whether the data can be transferred back to Earth.

"The drill has been active today, whether it will sample and will succeed in bringing these samples to ovens we shall know this evening," said Stephan Ulamec, Philae lander manager. "This would be fantastic but it is not secured - maybe the battery will be empty before we get contact again."

Nov 15 06:57

HAS MICHELLE OBAMA DECLARED A WAR ON CHILDREN?

Angry parents in Chickasha complain their kids aren’t getting enough to eat at school. The Holton family says the meal the district calls a “Munchable” is ridiculous and family members say it needs to change.

The meal that daughter Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of Monday consists of lunch meat, a couple crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower. Schools in Chickasha serve it every other week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson (1762-1821)

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

What Michelle Obama says your kids should eat.

 

What Michelle Obama eats.

Nov 15 06:56

Monsanto sues over GMO law

A day after supporters of a Maui County moratorium on genetically engineered crops went to court in support of the new law, Monsanto struck back with its own lawsuit hoping to invalidate the voter-approved ordinance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson (1762-1821)

Nov 15 06:26

Monsanto, Dow Chemical File Lawsuit to Destroy Maui County's GMO Ban

Lawsuit comes just one day after supporters of GMO planting ban in Hawaii filed a motion of their own with local courts seeking "transparency and proper implementation" of the moratorium approved by voters on Election Day.

Though not unexpected, the suit exposes the threat posed to the agrochemical giants when local people rise up in opposition to the destructive nature of their business model.

Alongside other plaintiffs, two of the world's most powerful agrochemical companies, Monsanto and Dow Chemical, filed suit against Maui County in Hawaii on Thursday, less than two weeks after voters there approved a moratorium on the planting and cultivation of genetically-modified crops within the boundaries of their communities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious executives in both Monsanto and Dow believe that they can buy/bribe their way out of this.

Nov 14 12:01

India sterilisation: Police arrest drug factory owners

Indian police have arrested the owners of two pharmaceutical factories as part of the investigation into the deaths of 15 women after sterilisation surgery.

The two men were held on charges of destroying evidence - which they deny.

The doctor who conducted the surgery has also been detained. He denies negligence, saying the medicine administered may have been faulty.

Their cause of death remains unclear. The surgeries were part of a state-run mass sterilisation campaign.

Nov 14 11:38

House approves Keystone pipeline, setting up final Senate showdown

House lawmakers, in their first major vote since last week’s elections, easily passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to the U.S., sending the bill over to the Senate which will have a major showdown Tuesday.

Nov 14 09:32

Carl Sagan’s baloney detection rules

On this 80th anniversary of Carl Sagan’s birthday.

Nov 14 08:38

Merck’s Former Doctor Predicts that Gardasil will Become the Greatest Medical Scandal of All Time

I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers.

There is far too much financial interest for these medicines to be withdrawn.

Nov 14 08:26

Rosetta mission: Philae lander tries drilling and hammering to free itself

Scientists have begun activating a drill and hammer on board the robotic comet probe Philae in an attempt to move it into sunlight so that its solar panels can be charged.

Time is running out for the European Space Agency’s lander. Since its bumpy triple touchdown on Wednesday, the spacecraft has been resting on its side, lodged in the shadows of a cliff or large boulder.

Nov 14 08:26

Third Ebola patient headed to Nebraska Medical Center

A third Ebola patient is headed to the special Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center this weekend, according to news reports Thursday.

The Associated Press identified the patient as Martin Salia, a surgeon who was infected with the virus while treating victims in Sierra Leone, one of the hardest-hit areas of West Africa.

Nov 14 08:02

New Study: Monsanto’s #1 Herbicide Directly Linked to Chronic Disease Spike

A new correlation study published in the Journal of Organic Systems has linked glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup, to an enormous increase in chronic diseases across the United States.

Supporting countless studies before it, this new report is a detailed analysis proving an undeniable link between glyphosate-based herbicides and the rates of chronic disease all over the country.

Dr. Nancy Swanson and the President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Andre Leu, led the research team which proved – once again – that glyphosate and Roundup are lethal, even in small amounts.

The chemical is prevalently used on crops across the nation and world. Friends of the Earth Europe, says that more than 650,000 tonnes of glyphosate products were used over five years ago, with the amount being used increasing each year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question which has to be asked of our state and federal governments is this: how can a corporation be allowed to sell a product with impunity which sickens and ultimately kills?!?

Nov 13 11:33

Second Ebola Outbreak in Mali Eclipses Early Success

The West African nation of Mali, which just beat its first outbreak of Ebola, has confirmed a second one that is larger and more threatening, global health authorities said on Wednesday.

The victim who apparently began the new outbreak was an imam who fell ill in Guinea and traveled to Mali for better treatment at a major private clinic in Bamako, the capital.

Nov 13 11:31

How Big Oil Plans to Win Ugly in New York

A PR firm well known for its hardball tactics in defense of Big Tobacco will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York’s (IOGA-NY) annual conference in Buffalo. The same talk titled, “Big Green Radicals: Exposing Environmental Groups,” was presented at the Western Energy Alliance annual meeting in Colorado this summer. Richard Berman, president of the consulting firm Berman and Company, told the audience of oil and gas executives that they were engaged in “an endless war,” and warned that, “You can either win ugly or lose pretty.”

An anti-fracking rally in front of the New York State Assembly in Albany in 2013. Berman and Company’s strategy fails to recognize that long before celebrities were touring gas fields, local landowners, farmers, and activists had already started asking questions about the merits of fracking.

Nov 13 10:11

Is L.A. Backtracking on its Fracking Ban?

In February the City Council made headlines when it voted to take a first step toward a ban on fracking within Los Angeles municipal limits.

The body voted unanimously to have city staffers draft the fine print of a law that would outlaw hydraulic oil and gas extraction, a.k.a. fracking, on L.A. turf. Environmentalists say the process, which pushes pressurized liquid into rock formations to squeeze out fossil fuels, could contaminate drinking water supplies and even trigger earthquakes.

Instead of getting its ordinance, however, the council was recently given a report by the Department of City Planning. It says a fracking ban will not be that easy and suggests that more time is needed. At least one city leader is fuming.

Westside Councilman Mike Bonin told us he was "frustrated" that, nearly nine months later, the council still doesn't have a law to vote on:

Nov 13 09:29

Texas Oil Regulator Says It Will Not Honor Town’s Vote To Ban Fracking

On election day, the town of Denton, Texas, voted by a wide margin to ban fracking within the city limits. Two days later, the chairwoman of Texas’ oil and gas regulator said she would not honor the ban.

Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christi Craddick told the Dallas Morning News that she would continue giving permits to oil and gas companies seeking to frack in Denton. Craddick asserted she could override the ban because Denton does not have authority over drilling activity in the state.

“It’s my job to give permits, not Denton’s,” Craddick said. “We’re going to continue permitting up there because that’s my job.”

Fracking — the process of injecting water, sand and chemicals underground to extract oil and gas from shale formations — has a long history in Denton, one of the most heavily-fracked towns in Texas. At the same time, residents have complained of poor air quality, disruptive noise in residential areas, and an increase in low-magnitude earthquakes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Craddick may well be truly bought and paid for by the oil industry, and the health of the people of Denton means absolutely nothing to her.

Nov 13 08:45

Mali Is Worried About Ebola, Quarantines Nearly 100

Mali slapped quarantine orders on nearly 90 people on Wednesday and closed a mosque and a health facility in an effort to contain an Ebola outbreak.

The moves come after a nurse at a private clinic in the capital, Bamako, was confirmed as an Ebola victim.

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