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Jul 17 09:57

Robert Kennedy Jr. launches first lawsuit of thousands against Monsanto alleging herbicide Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed the first of what he termed “several thousand” lawsuits against agri-giant Monsanto, alleging that its widely-used herbicide Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Jurors in San Francisco heard hours of scientific data about the chemical’s link to the disease, which has a high survival rate after five years, but which can cause others to become terminally ill.

Kennedy, who is also the chairman of the World Mercury Project, said in a recent interview with Del Bigtree, host of The HighWire show, said gardeners, agricultural workers, farmers and others who are exposed regularly to Roundup are most at risk.

Jul 17 09:00

US government exposed: for 30 years, it broke the law on vaccine safety Jul16

For 30 years, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) broke the law regarding vaccine safety, and no one noticed or cared.

Then two men came along and discovered the scandal: Robert F Kennedy, Jr. (twitter), head of the World Mercury Project, and Del Bigtree (twitter 1, twitter 2, FB, web), the producer of the film Vaxxed. They filed papers in court, and they won their case.

Here is the issue in a nutshell: In 1986, a law, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, was passed. It insanely excused vaccine makers from legal liability stemming from unsafe vaccines and the injuries they cause. Buried in the law was a provision ordering the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to update Congress, every two years, on its efforts to improve vaccine safety.

Kennedy and Bigtree thought it would be very interesting to read these HHS reports—all 16 of them. So they filed a Freedom of Information Act request, and then…nothing. No replies.

Jul 17 08:51

The tide is turning: Big Pharma billionaire arrested, charged with conspiracy and bribery of doctors

I almost never thought I’d see the day when a Big Pharma founder and owner was finally arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that day has arrived.

“Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the best sources of real journalism in America today.

Addictive drugs that include opioids, we now know, are claiming over 64,000 lives a year in the United States alone.

Jul 17 08:16

FLASHBACK - Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ

A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think we may have found the reason IQ scores are declining.

Jul 17 08:15

AP Investigation: Doctors Keep Licenses Despite Sex Abuse

An Associated Press investigation finds that even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving.

Even when doctors are disciplined, their punishment often consists of a short suspension paired with therapy that treats sexually abusive behavior as a symptom of an illness or addiction.

The investigation finds that decades of complaints that the physician disciplinary system is too lenient have led to little change in the practices of state medical boards.

Jul 16 17:27

FAA FOIA request for 1 October helicopter flight radar data denied as federal cover-up of potential belt-fed gunship attack continues

Editor’s note: This article is not implying or insinuating guilt. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed December 6, 2017, seeking “primary and secondary surveillance radar” return data from McCarran International Airport (KLAS) in a “byte for byte format” between the hours of 7 p.m. and 1 p.m. on the night of the 1 October shooting and a separate FOIA request seeking video surveillance footage of the airport’s “western edge” runways and “specifically the helicopter pads from both Sundance and Maverick Helicopters” between the hours of 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. and all “air traffic control recordings of ground and terminal communications from KLAS and the helicopters” between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. was denied by the Federal Aviation Administration which ultimately cited “contemporaneous criminal investigations into those same events” after several months of correspondence.

Jul 14 11:01

Breaking News: FedGov Admits it DOES NOT Track Vaccine safety; NEVER Reported to Congress as Required by law

Childhood vaccines are dangerous and the ONE government agency required to track vaccine safety, admitted in court this week they have completely failed to do so since 1987.

In a staggering admission in federal court, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted . . .

that under Title 42, United States Code, 300aa-27(c), it is required to report every two years to Congress about vaccine safety, adverse reactions, and other aspects of vaccinations in the United States, but it has completely failed to do so since 1987.

The admission came in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit brought by Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), which wanted to see the bi-annual reports required to be sent to Congress by HHS since 1987.

Jul 13 19:01

Cannabis has Become an Alternative to Addictive Opioids, New Study Shows

This study find that if cannabis was legal in all U.S. states, annual Medicaid savings on opioid prescriptions would total $17.8 million!

Jul 13 18:43

ALL EARS: ALWAYS-ON LISTENING DEVICES COULD SOON BE EVERYWHERE

If every tree falling in every forest might soon be heard by an internet-connected microphone, what hope is there for our privacy?

Jul 12 20:15

Cannabis: A Lost History

It wasn’t until 1970 that the herb was declared a Schedule 1 controlled substance in the U.S., a classification reserved for drugs with “high potential for abuse” and “no accepted medical use.”

Jul 12 20:14

New Perspectives on Improving Health Care in the U.S.

The idea that the poor state of health among Americans can only be addressed with effective health care services is impractical and unrealistic.

Jul 12 18:24

DOJ seeks to appeal approval of ATT/Time Warner deal

I'm not really surprised. Stupid AT&T management increased the price of DIRECT TV NOW pretty much immediately after the close. Now DOJ can use it as a new evidence to argue again that the merger would be negatively impact the consumers except this time they got a solid proof.

Jul 12 13:41

WALMART PATENTS SURVEILLANCE TOOL THAT CAN EAVESDROP ON WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS

The audio surveillance system Walmart designed is composed of several sensors that can collect all kinds of audio data, including beeps and the rustling of paper bags. Any data it gathers can be used to assess an employee’s performance — for instance, the sounds items make when they’re placed inside a bag can tell the company how efficient someone is at bagging purchases.

Jul 12 09:59

Lawyer: Monsanto Bullied Scientists And Hid Weedkiller's Cancer Risks

A lawyer on Monday argued that Roundup creator Monsanto hid the cancer-causing effects of their weedkiller and bullied scientists into making claims it was safe. In a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation, the lawyer didn’t hold back in his accusations against Monsanto.

“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent researchers,” said the attorney Brent Wisner, who presented internal Monsanto emails that he said showed how the agrochemical company rejected critical research and expert warnings over the years while pursuing and helping to write favorable analyses of their products. “They fought science,” added Wisner, who is representing Dwayne Johnson. Johnson alleges Monsanto is to blame for the cancer that has been aggressively spreading throughout his entire body.

Jul 12 04:11

Hundreds of Cancer Cases Against Monsanto Just Got the Green Light

“We’re going to see for the first time evidence that nobody has seen before, evidence that has been in Monsanto’s files that we’ve obtained from lawyers and the people in Monsanto.”

After opening arguments kicked off in California state court on Monday for a Bay Area man’s landmark lawsuit alleging that Monsanto’s popular weedkiller Roundup caused him to develop cancer, a federal judge on Tuesday ruled that hundreds of unrelated but similar cases against the agrochemical company can also proceed to trial.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco concluded that although he believes the evidence presented by attorneys representing the cancer patients and their families, “seems too equivocal to support any firm conclusion that glyphosate,” the active ingredient Roundup, causes in cancer, the matter should be taken up by a jury. As Reuters noted, his decision “followed years of litigation and weeks of hearings.”

It also follows the first day of trial for DeWayne “Lee” Johnson’s suit in California’s San Francisco Superior Court.>>>

Jul 09 16:47

If You Want Clear GMO Labeling in the US — Now Is The Time to Take Action!

The law requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods in the U.S. is scheduled to go into effect on July 29th. But the news isn’t as good as it sounds.

Jul 09 07:44

A baby was treated with a nap and a bottle of formula. The bill was $18,000

On the first morning of Jang Yeo Im's vacation to San Francisco in 2016, her 8-month-old son, Park Jeong Whan, fell off the bed in the family's hotel room and hit his head.

There was no blood, but the baby was inconsolable. Jang and her husband worried he might have an injury they couldn't see, so they called 911, and an ambulance took the family tourists from South Korea to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH).

The doctors at the hospital quickly determined that baby Jeong Whan was fine just a little bruising on his nose and forehead. He took a short nap in his mother's arms, drank some infant formula and was discharged a few hours later with a clean bill of health. The family continued their vacation, and the incident was quickly forgotten.

Jul 06 11:18

WHY SOYBEANS ARE AT THE HEART OF THE U.S.-CHINA TRADE WAR

China’s newly imposed tariffs against U.S. soybeans herald a major trade shift for a crop that’s soared to prominence in recent decades.

Jul 06 07:14

PG&E Plans to Cut Electricity to Some California Residents to Prevent Wildfires

In a move straight out of the Soviet Union handbook, PG&E has warned they may cut electrical power to some California residents during “extreme weather” to help prevent wildfires.

This comes after some poorly maintained Pacific Gas and Electric power lines and equipment have been determined to have started last year’s deadly wildfires in the Napa Valley wine country area.

Jul 05 16:38

New Law Could Exempt Thousands of Genetically Engineered Foods From Labeling

By Derrick Broze

An analysis of newly proposed rule changes reveals that thousands of genetically engineered foods may be exempt from upcoming labeling requirements.

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture works to establish a uniform national standard for labeling foods that may be genetically engineered, critics continue to call out the dangers of putting the federal government in charge of the situation...

Jul 05 14:22

Did the 2009 flu vaccine give people narcolepsy? Experts blame spike in sleep disorder on the shot - which the US has stockpiled for the next swine flu outbreak

An emergency stock of powerful flu vaccines may cause narcolepsy, and scientists are still trying to work out why.

In 2009, the H1N1 or swine flu pandemic swept the globe, killing an estimated 284,000 people.

In many countries in Europe, people were given an adjuvant vaccine against the illness, meaning it contained ingredients intended to ramp up the body's immune responses to the flu exposure.

Many people still got the flu, and scientists noticed a spike in cases of the rare sleep disorder, narcolepsy, following the pandemic.

Now, researchers believe the shot may have triggered an autoimmune disease that in turn caused narcolepsy and are attempting to prove it before another swine flu pandemic heads for the US and we need to dip into the adjuvant stockpile.

Jul 05 10:03

CDC Giant Conflict of Interest - Jon Rappoport

The government's Vaccine for Children Program (a CDC organization) purchases vaccines for about 50 percent of children in the U.S." (The Atlantic, February 10, 2015)

"The CDC currently spends over $4 billion purchasing vaccines [annually] from drug makers..." (Health Impact News, October 24, 2016)

However, the CDC is also the gold standard for research on the safety and efficacy of vaccines. It turns out an unending stream of studies on these subjects. And the results of those studies are dutifully reported in the mainstream press.

Do you think, under any circumstances, the CDC would publish data showing vaccines are ineffective and dangerous? They'd be cutting their own throats.

"Well, we spend $4 billion a year buying vaccines from drug companies, but guess what? These vaccines are often dangerous..."

Every time you read about a CDC study on vaccines, keep this obvious conflict of interest in mind.

Jul 04 10:35

Justice Department announces massive criminal crackdown on opioid prescription fraud: 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, 19 nurses charged

The federal government has finally taken action against some of those who are contributing to our country’s opioid epidemic and committing medical fraud in what the Department of Justice is describing as the biggest health care fraud crackdown in our nation’s history.

The Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services, announced charges last week against a total of 601 defendants in an action against health care fraud. Among those charged were 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, and 19 nurses who were implicated in prescribing or distributing either opioids or other narcotics.

In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions took a dim view toward those abusing their patients, saying: “Some of our most trusted medical professionals look at their patients — vulnerable people suffering from addiction — and they see dollar signs.”

Jul 04 07:22

Inside Tesla's Model 3 production line: Tesla shares tumble amid claims 'tense and short tempered' Elon Musk ordered engineers to skip key braking tests to meet production targets

Fresh details of the Tesla Model 3 production line in the days leading up to the firm's battle to produce 5,000 cars in a week have emerged.

They paint a picture of a tense and short-tempered Chief Executive Elon Musk barking orders at engineers on the Fremont, California assembly line.

It comes as shares in the car maker tumbled amid claims Musk asked engineers to remove a standard brake test, called the brake-and-roll test, to allow cars to move through the production process quicker.

Jul 02 23:23

Debt is not income: Solo mum of two wins landmark High Court battle against MSD (NZGovt)

In a landmark decision the High Court has ruled that bank loans and credit cards do not constitute income for beneficiaries.

The judgment comes as Justice Paul Davison today ruled in favour of a solo mother of two who was battling the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) over the determination of the Social Security Appeal Authority.

The woman's identity is suppressed, and known only as Ms F, had been fighting MSD for more than eight years.

The authority ruled that two granted bank loans, drawn down on the woman's home for more than $100,000, should not have been treated as income, but the ministry argues the money was used for living needs and bank loans meet the statutory definition of income.

Jul 02 18:03

Samsung phones are spontaneously texting users’ photos to random contacts without their permission

Bad news for Samsung phone owners: some devices are randomly sending your camera roll photos to your contacts without permission. As first spotted by Gizmodo, users are complaining about the issue on Reddit and the company’s official forums. One user says his phone sent all his photos to his girlfriend. The messages are being sent through Samsung’s default texting app Samsung Messages. According to reports, the Messages app does not even show users that files have been sent; many just find out after they get a response from the recipient of the random photos sent to them.

Jul 02 11:35

SELLOUTS: The EPA’s pesticide approval office is funded by pesticide manufacturers and relies on their submitted data as “science”

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs is supposed to be responsible for producing independent analyses of pesticides. But is that what they really do? Like other federal agencies (à la the FDA), the Office of Pesticides does no actual studies or research of their own; instead, they review data provided to them by pesticide manufacturers.

And to make matters worse, the Office received a staggering 30 percent of its funding from the pesticide industry in 2016. So not only is the Office relying on research hand-picked for them by pesticide-makers, the industry is literally paying them to conduct their “reviews.” Once again, it seems that the “independent science” from the government is nothing more than illusion.

Jul 02 10:59

Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis

The state of Massachusetts on Tuesday sued the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, which has been blamed for spawning America’s , naming leading executives and members of the multibillionaire Sackler that owns the pharmaceutical company.

The lawsuit accuses the company, Purdue Pharma, of spinning a “web of illegal deceit” to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits.

Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several states and local governments, but Massachusetts is the first state to take the unusual step of personally naming the company’s executives in a complaint, the state attorney general, Maura Healey, said. It names 16 current and former executives and board members, including the chief executive, Craig Landau, and eight members across three generations of the Sackler family that wholly owns Purdue.

Jul 02 07:28

Under Republican majority, U.S. Senate votes to LEGALIZE hemp farming across the nation

One of the key goals of Republicans is to limit government, end absurd regulations and set farmers free to generate economic abundance across the nation. In a stunning move led by U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), the United States Senate has now passed legislation that ends hemp prohibition and would allow farmers across the nation to cultivate hemp.

Jul 02 05:47

GMO GRASS IS CREEPING ACROSS OREGON

In the failing light of an unusually warm January day, Jerry Erstrom and I race along a dirt track behind Rod Frahm’s white pickup. Here, near Ontario, Oregon, a stone’s throw from the Idaho border, Frahm grows onions, squash and corn. But today, he wants to show us something he’s growing against his will: a genetically engineered turfgrass designed for golf courses.

Jul 02 05:42

GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, ORACLE ET AL. GANG UP ON AMAZON FOR $10BN PENTAGON PRIZE

For many years, the cloud quadrille of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, Google Cloud and IBM SmartCloud has been engaging in rounds of fierce price wars in a bid to dominate both market share and mindshare. The cloud race has also frequently featured a healthy dose of ivory tower jousting and demagoguery.

Jul 02 05:39

GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, ORACLE ET AL. GANG UP ON AMAZON FOR $10BN PENTAGON PRIZE

For many years, the cloud quadrille of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, Google Cloud and IBM SmartCloud has been engaging in rounds of fierce price wars in a bid to dominate both market share and mindshare. The cloud race has also frequently featured a healthy dose of ivory tower jousting and demagoguery.

Jul 01 22:06

No Warrant? No Problem! New SCOTUS Ruling Does Not Apply To Real Time Location Tracking

Original analysis by a female Faust.

'Fine Print' Of Recent Supreme Court Ruling Exempts, May Actually Encourage Wholesale Warrantless Tracking Of Cell Phones, Despite MSM Characterization

• It does NOT apply to real-time location data - so patterns can be reassembled after new tracking.

• It does NOT apply to data collected by the private sector - so data can be — easily — bought or traded.

• It does NOT apply to investigations related to national security - and remember, most invocations of the Patriot Act have involved drugs, not terrorism.

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Jul 01 20:01

WHAT YOU AREN'T BEING TOLD ABOUT THE NEW SCOTUS RULING

...MAY HURT YOU.

Recently the Supreme Court ruled that to access to the vast amount of information, logged by your cellphone many times per minute on exactly where you have been and for how long, that the cellphone provider keeps for five years, a warrant is required. Fantastic. Obvious, right?

Well, no, and more importantly, as a privacy "win," understanding the new ruling is counter-intuitive. Reports on the ruling barely mention certain things as they rush to soothe an American public justifiably edgy after all the post Snowden lies. Such as:

    it does NOT apply to real-time location data - so patterns can be reassembled after new tracking
    it does NOT apply to data collected by the private sector - so data can be bought or traded
    it does NOT apply to investigations related to national security - and remember, most invocations of the Patriot Act involved drugs, not terrorism

Private entities regularly share their data with the government, without a warrant, and even if they didn't, a trivial amount of real-time location tracking will reestablish the behavioral patterns of most individuals with alarming accuracy. Enough to discover most if not all of their important social affiliations. Include the call metadata, and you have nearly all of it; track their friends for a week, and, without a warrant, but with the info already available, I am sure the degree to which their privacy has been infringed upon exceeds that with which the Founding fathers felt comfortable.

For more detailed analysis, information, and links to sources, please visit No Warrant, No Problem: New SCOTUS Ruling Does Not Apply To Real Time Location Tracking.

Jun 30 07:57

AMAZON’S FUSION WITH THE STATE SHOWS NEOLIBERALISM’S DRIFT TO NEO-FASCISM

MPN spoke to Yasha Levine, the author of “Surveillance Valley,” and Monthly Review editor John Bellamy Foster about the rise of the Amazon.com empire and the merger of Big Data, finance capitalism, and the U.S. state apparatus.

Jun 29 15:12

Is Liberty Mutual Insurence Selling My Information to Third Parties Without Consent?

Do Insurance companies do this so they don't have to pay their clients?

Jun 28 19:34

Film Explores the Human Health Effects of Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture

After being told by her doctor that genetically engineered (GE) food and pesticides could be responsible for her son’s food allergies, Ekaterina Yakovleva set out to investigate. Her quest for answers was captured by the Russian Times in the featured film, “The Peril on Your Plate: Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture.”

Jun 28 19:33

Altering Human Genetics Through Vaccination

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has launched efforts to create a vaccine that would protect people from most flu strains, all at once, with a single shot.

Jun 28 19:21

The Facts About Candida Overgrowth and How to Overcome It

When the production of candida in the body is out of control, it can manifest many frustrating health problems.

Jun 28 14:49

Will there be a technology Exedus from the Internet of Things Coming to Preserve Privacy?

When Samsung has TVs with cameras built into our screens and car with black boxes that can track our every move. When Samsung sell a product for the reason to invade our living room under terms of service agreements that are vague and arbitrary. I go into any big box stores and they sell Kitchen stoves to Crockpots with WiFi. General Petraus who was the former CIA director said they are spying on Americans through their appliances. When will enough be enough of no more spy technology?

Jun 28 07:31

Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly

The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect that in recent years authorities have been erroneously blaming on the Zika virus.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offered up clear evidence at the time showing that the combination jab can cause not only brain damage in young children, but also heart problems, meningitis, and epilepsy. Epidemiological evidence from human case studies showed that within weeks or even days of getting the Tdap shot, children developed infantile spasms and other common symptoms of microcephaly directly related to the vaccine.

Jun 26 08:53

The Wine Industry EXPOSED

The truth is: most commonly-sold wines come from unhealthy soil and farming practices. For example, low soil depth for vines to grow, water pipes and unsustainable farming practices put tremendous stress on conventional farmers. As a result: consumers get a poor quality product.

These conventional farms produce wines that are high in sulfites, preservatives and offer low polyphenol content. Remember, polyphenol content is the very reason why wine is supposed to be healthy for you.

Jun 25 08:08

Electric Teslas may be no greener than petrol and diesel cars despite being marketed as the world's most environmentally friendly vehicles

Analysts found the amount of greenhouse gas used in building a Tesla and generating the electricity to charge it was no different to petrol cars.

Jun 25 02:09

10 Toxic Products Disguised as Everyday Things in Your Home

Over the last 50 years, 100,000 different chemicals have been introduced into the world‘s markets, and 1,500 new ones are added each year. Many everyday household items have now turned into dangerously toxic products.

Jun 24 12:08

WHY THOUSANDS OF SWEDES ARE INSERTING MICROCHIPS INTO THEMSELVES

Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet. But for many people, the idea of carrying a microchip in their body feels more dystopian than practical.

Jun 24 10:45

AN INCREASING NUMBER OF STRUGGLING AMERICANS ARE TURNING TO CHECK CASHERS AND PAYDAY LOANS

“People who are taking payday loans are people who make $50,000, $60,000, $70,000 a year, own their homes and have a college education. That’s the fastest-growing group. It’s not people who ‘don’t know better.’”

Jun 24 09:24

WTF --- Los Angeles County enters into "Shady” Deal with foreign company to operate its elections.

If the left is so worried about foreign influence in our elections, why are they paying a Venezuelan company to $242 million to build a voting system in the largest democratic voting jurisdiction in the US?

Jun 22 11:37

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

Plastic is literally at my fingertips all day long. Plastic keyboard. Plastic framed computer monitor. Plastic mouse. The amount of plastic I encounter daily doesn’t end there. Chances are, you can relate. Plastic is an epidemic.

Jun 20 20:04

These Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging Are Getting Into Your Meals

On a busy weeknight, takeout and fast food are easy dinner time solutions. But your family’s favorite on-the-go meal may come with a side of toxic fluoridated chemicals.

Jun 20 12:41

This Will Leave You Speechless! - One of The Most Eye Opening Videos

Jun 20 08:08

WIRELESS CARRIERS HOPE YOU WON'T NOTICE THEIR LOCATION DATA SCANDAL MAKES THE FACEBOOK, CAMBRIDGE FRACAS LOOK LIKE AMATEUR HOUR

When the Facebook, Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, we noted that however bad you thought that scandal was (and it certainly was bad), it couldn't hold a candle to the routine privacy abuses that have occurred in the telecom sector for the better part of the last few decades. From charging consumers hundreds of additional dollars annually to opt out of snoopvertising, to the use of private user financial data to justify providing even worse customer service, the broadband industry has long been the poster child for privacy abuses without much in the way of practical public penalty.

Jun 20 00:43

Big Pharma vaccine billionaire just bought the LA Times… yet another example of the media being run by pharma

The latest example of Big Pharma taking over the media is the purchase of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Tribune for $500 million by Big Pharma billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Instead of paying for advertisements, pharma billionaires have decided to just buy the publications outright so they can control the entire publication. All the journalists here are now officially bought; these publications should officially be recognized as propaganda rags from now on.

Jun 19 21:43

The Number One Thing Psychiatry Can Learn from Shamanism

Something important is missing from the psychiatric model of ‘mental illness.’

Jun 19 21:35

Currently the Best Known Life Extender on the Planet

C60 (Carbon 60) is the newest health sensation in the natural health and longevity worlds.

Jun 19 09:14

U.S. HEALTHCARE RANKED WORST IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD. AND YET, WE SPEND FAR MORE ON HEALTHCARE THAN ANYONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD

Of the eleven developed nations evaluated by the Commonwealth Fund, the United States comes in dead last on healthcare.

Every three years, the Commonwealth Fund releases a report ranking the healthcare systems of 11 of the world’s developed nation. And every three years, it seems, the United States comes in dead last.

Last released in 2017, the report showed for the sixth time that the U.S. healthcare system is in dire need of a makeover, citing the inequity of access as the most glaring problem.

Via Newsweek:

The Commonwealth Fund focused on care process, access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes, studying 72 indicators within those fields. The 11 countries analyzed were Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get my head around this; the US pays the most for its healthcare, yet has the worst outcome, of the countries studied.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Jun 18 15:47

Israeli use of live fire in Gaza Strip creates unprecedented crisis: Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says Israeli troops’ unrestricted use of live ammunition against unarmed Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip has left the enclave’s health workers struggling to cope with an unprecedented crisis.

More than 130 Palestinians, including 14 children, have so far been killed by Israeli troops since the Great March of Return rallies commenced in the blockaded sliver on March 30. Some 13,300 Palestinians also sustained wounds, of them 300 are currently in a critical condition.

Robert Mardini, the regional director for the Middle East at the ICRC, further said at a press conference on Monday that the “vast majority” of more than 13,000 hospitalized demonstrators had suffered severe injuries, including multiple gunshot wounds.

“This is I think a crisis of unprecedented magnitude in the Gaza Strip,” Mardini said, adding that he was in talks with the Israeli military in a bid to minimize civilian harm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, you mean So now, the IDF will allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded to safety, the same kinds of activities which got Gazan First Responder Razan al-Najjar assassinated?!?

Razan al-Najjar: 21-year-old Palestinian medic who became a symbol in Gaza

Jun 18 08:42

200 Ordinary Medications Cause Depression and Suicidal Thoughts: Are YOU Taking One of Them?

A new study shows that more than 200 prescription and OTC medications actually CAUSE depression and suicidal thoughts. Are YOU taking any of the drugs on this list?

Jun 18 08:38

Audi CEO Arrested As Diesel-Emissions Scandal Spreads

Munich prosecutors have arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, also a member of parent company Volkswagen's board, on concerns he might try to suppress evidence, in what is the highest-profile arrest of a Volkswagen executive since the diesel emissions scandal exploded into public view nearly three years ago.

The arrest comes a month after Audi admitted that another 60,000 A6 and A7 models with diesel engines could have "software emissions issues," and more than two months after Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller stepped down and was replaced by Herbert Diess, formerly the CEO of the company's core VW unit, according to the BBC.

Jun 17 20:47

FLU VACCINE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS VACCINE IN THE U. S. BASED ON SETTLED CASES FOR INJURIES

The last report issued in 2013 by the Department of Justice (Vaccine Court), for compensation made by the Health and Human Services for people injured or killed by vaccines, was released in December 2013, covering the period of 8/16/2013 through 11/15/2013. There were 139 claims settled during this time period, with 70 of them being compensated. So, just over 50% of the claims filed for vaccine damages were compensated during this period.

Jun 17 16:45

ALERT: Kellogg’s Cereal Recall Due to Salmonella

The FDA has warned of a multistate salmonella outbreak that has been traced back to a popular Kellogg's cereal. So far, the outbreak has affected 73 people in 31 states.

Jun 16 13:11

Many Ordinary Meds Cause Depression – Public Trust in Pharma Hits New Low

For years, I’ve been writing about the medical system’s self-feeding mechanism: Give a patient a drug to treat his symptoms; the drug causes new symptoms, which are diagnosed as a new illness; and then new drugs are given, and those drugs cause still more symptoms, which in turn are diagnosed as a new condition…on and on it goes.

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