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Nov 28 10:51

Are Environmentalists Using Native Americans, and Does It Matter?

On the environmental side, the motives are actually mixed. On the surface, the objections to the pipelines have to do with safety and pollution. Really, though, much of the campaign is about climate change. One leading campaign supporting the anti-DAPL protests, for example, is called #keepitintheground (the “it” being fossil fuels in general) and one of its leading voices is climate activist Bill McKibben. (DiCaprio, too, has been outspoken on fighting climate change.)
Anti-DAPL activists say they don’t want the DAPL built here. But in reality, they don’t want it built anywhere. Their real goals are combating fossil fuel development, moving America toward renewables, and mitigating global climate change. (At present, oil, gas, and coal comprise 81 percent of American energy consumption. Renewables comprise 5 percent.)
And that’s why they love to hate pipelines.

Nov 28 10:46

The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Which Isn’t Really About a Pipeline

The activists air-dropping into North Dakota from all over the country, and even the world, are not anti-pipeline so much as they’re anti-oil. That’s an important distinction. While it may be within the realm of the reasonable to protest a specific infrastructure project, I think most Americans would consider trying to choke the domestic oil industry to death by blocking infrastructure to be an extreme goal.

Don’t believe me? Consider the website for EarthJustice, an activist group which has filed a lawsuit against the pipeline on behalf of the Standing Rock tribe and is currently seeking an injunction to block legally the on-going construction protesters like Woodley are trying to block physically.

The group describes themselves as “opposing infrastructure development that could lock us into decades of dirty fuels.”

Nov 28 10:42

What The DAPL Protesters Aren’t Telling You…

Local tribes have turned into useful idiots for the global warming activists.
Via Grand Forks Herald:
With the help of celebrities and professional activists, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota attracted international attention. The shouting and violence have drawn sympathy from people who are hearing only one side of the story — the one told by activists.

Were the full story to be heard, much, if not all, of that sympathy would vanish.

Protesters claim that the pipeline was “fast-tracked,” denying tribal leaders the opportunity to participate in the process. In fact, project leaders participated in 559 meetings with community leaders, local officials and organizations to listen to concerns and fine-tune the route. The company asked for, and received, a tougher federal permitting process at sites along the Missouri River.

Nov 28 10:39

Tasmanian Devil’s Milk Might Hold The Cure For Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Researchers in the battle against antibiotic-resistant superbugs have found an unlikely weapon–one that may leave some feeling as if they’ve stepped into an old Warner Brothers cartoon: Tasmanian Devil’s milk. The Australian research group has found that peptides in the milk of the marsupials have the capability of killing off some of…

Nov 28 10:31

Protecting law and order is everyone’s business

If you have been following the Dakota Access pipeline protest and thinking “poor Morton County,” think again.

This fiasco is very much our problem here in Ward County. We pay state taxes too. And our law enforcement officers and National Guard members get sent to Cannon Ball to help keep the peace like residents of any other town in North Dakota. We are all helping to cover the expenses created by a bunch of out-of-state, professional hoodlums who hide behind masks and throw rocks at officers sworn to uphold the law. We are in no way removed from this tragedy that is escalating daily.

Nov 28 09:51

BEX ALERT - Variable, Not Constant: Speed Of Light Theory Challenging Einstein’s Physics Can Now Be Tested

If light speed varies, it would suggest that there was a much higher speed of light during the time of the early universe, which allowed faraway edges to connect as expansion ensued. And as the universe's density changed then, the speed of light would have also dropped in a manner that was predictable.

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More epicycles to support the "God sneezed the universe into being" dogma!

Nov 28 09:48

Porn And Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

‘Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.”—Mark Twain

With recent criticism of fake news sources influencing the recent Presidential election in the U.S., a news story suddenly breaks that CNN accidentally aired 30 minutes of pornography in the Boston area on Thanksgiving Day. But it turns out that CNN “accidentally admitted it aired pornography” in a trail of misinformation that was traced back to its source by Breitbart News.

Nov 28 09:41

Why New Crohn’s Disease Vaccine is a Mistake

By Michelle Goldstein

A Crohn’s disease vaccination is being developed by a researcher in Great Britain. The vaccine targets MAP, a bacteria found in 80% of Crohn’s sufferers. The vaccine aims to help stimulate the body to eliminate MAP, and thus cure those suffering with Crohn’s disease.

While the intent of the researcher may be honorable, it is highly debatable whether another vaccination is the answer for this serious disease.

Vaccinations have in fact been blamed for causing autoimmune disorders including Crohn’s disease...

Nov 28 08:03

Rosie O'Donnell Vilified For Questioning If Barron Trump Has Autism, Explains Her Own Kid Was Recently Diagnosed

54-year-old comedienne Rosie O'Donnell responded to a backlash of criticism she evoked for simply posting an 'anti-bullying video' on autism which 'was educational and informational.' She then reveals that she has been immersed in studying of the autism topic since her three year old daughter was recently diagnosed with 'HFA- high functioning autism.' She explains that she has "no ill will for his children or any children, and if u knew anything about me, u would know that." She concludes that Trump's advocacy on the issue 'would help so much with the autism epidemic' and adds '1 in 55 kids is an epidemic. donald and i agree on that, and not much else.' (Actually, they both have stated that there were bombs in the World Trade Center on 9/11, too. Maybe there's hope after all. :-)

Nov 27 17:13

Rosie O'Donnell Vilified For Questioning If Barron Trump Has Autism, Explains Her Own Kid Was Recently Diagnosed

54-year-old comedienne Rosie O'Donnell responded to a backlash of criticism she evoked for simply posting an 'anti-bullying video' on autism which 'was educational and informational.' She then reveals that she has been immersed in studying of the autism topic since her three year old daughter was recently diagnosed with 'HFA- high functioning autism.' She explains that she has "no ill will for his children or any children, and if u knew anything about me, u would know that." She concludes that Trump's advocacy on the issue 'would help so much with the autism epidemic' and adds '1 in 55 kids is an epidemic. donald and i agree on that, and not much else.' (Actually, they both have stated that there were bombs in the World Trade Center on 9/11, too. Maybe there's hope after all. :-)

Nov 27 15:01

News on the War on Cash: Now Spain

India, Uruguay, Australia and now Spain. The Minister of Finance and Public Service, Cristóbal Montoro has reportedly just announced “anticipated measures in order to ‘reduce the use of cash.’

Submitted by Jeff Berwick:

In other words, Spain is going to make cash transactions even more difficult. As of presstime, from what we can tell, this has yet to be reported anywhere in English media except here now at TDV.

As you can see, the chaos is increasing. Combine cash bans with attacks on fake news (more on that tomorrow), and you end up disturbing a significant amount of people as we wrote here recently.

Nov 27 13:40

Israeli Airstrike Kills Four ISIS Fighters Along Syria Frontier

Interesting.

Israeli and ISIS forces exchanged gunfire today in the Golan Heights, leading to an Israeli military airstrike against what they described as an ISIS vehicle, killing four people within. This is the first time the two sides have exchanged fire during the course of ISIS’ expansion across the region.

Nov 27 09:40

Dove’s ‘Real’ Beauty Products Are Filled With Cancer Chemicals, Fake Dyes And Toxic Fragrances

By Organic and Healthy

Dove is on of the most well-known beauty brands in the world, marketing itself as different from the others as it focuses on a more ‘natural’ image.

The adverts showcase make-up free women and boasts of ‘real beauty’ but in reality, much of what goes into Dove is far from natural...

Nov 27 09:33

Chemical, Radioactive and Heavy Metal Contamination and What to Do About It

By Dr. Mark Sircus

The Romans were aware that lead could cause serious health problems, even madness and death. However, they were so fond of its diverse uses that they minimized the hazards it posed. What they did not realize was that their everyday low-level exposure to the metal rendered them vulnerable to chronic lead poisoning, even while it spared them the full horrors of acute lead poisoning. Roman engineers in the end brought down the Roman Empire when they replaced their stone aqueducts with lead pipes for the transport and supply of drinking water, thus turning much of the Roman population into neurological cripples.

This is a devastating example of how people can be so very wrong in their assumptions and actions and how it can lead to such massive hurt, destruction and disease...

Nov 27 08:49

Bombshell Secret Documents Show Monsanto Knew About Glyphosate Cancer Link Over 35 Years Ago

By Organic and Healthy

Monsanto have come under more pressure recently after the WHO defined the main ingredient in their popular weedkiller ‘Roundup’ as a ‘probably human carcinogen’.

They are still trying to pick up the pieces from the PR disaster, but it turns out Monsanto may have been aware of the link between glyphosate and cancer for up 35 years.

Research Scientist Dr. Anthony Samsel has studies the effects on glyphosate on the human body for years, and has revealed the harmfulness of its nature. He has worked with a Dr. Stephanie Seneff, who released the warning that as many as half of all US children could be autistic by 2025 (in large part due to glyphosate exposure).

Samsel was recently able to get a look inside a file, sealed away since 1981 as a “Trade Secret” ...

Nov 26 18:00

The Iran-Russia-China Strategic Triangle

21 November 2016
By F. William Engdahl

The developing economic, political and military links binding Iran, China and Russia in what I see as an emerging Golden Triangle in Eurasia, are continuing to deepen insignificant areas. This, while it seems to be US geopolitical strategy in a prospective Trump Administration to distance Washington from both Iran and from China, while dangling the carrot of lessened confrontation between Washington and Moscow–classic Halford Mackinder or Kissinger geopolitics of avoiding a two-front war that was colossally backfiring on Washington by trying to shift the power balance. At present, the dynamic of the past several years of closer cooperation by the three pivotal states of the Eurasian Heartland is gaining strategic momentum. The latest is the visit of China’s Minister of Defense and of Russian senior officials to Teheran

Nov 26 14:19

Exxon Mobil: Rockefellers Behind Climate Change Conspiracy

Exxon Mobil has accused the Rockefellers of masterminding a climate change conspiracy aimed at destroying the fossil fuel industry.

Nov 26 14:15

Is 10-Year-Old Barron Trump Autistic?

This is a very well done and thoughtful video with compelling evidence that President Donald Trump's son may be autistic. Mr. Trump has repeatedly brought up the link between vaccines and autism, even noting in a presidential primary debate that "I've seen it myself," referring to the dramatic increase in autism and the damage vaccines can do to a beautiful new baby. This video in no way ridicules Barron or the Trump family. It has gotten nearly two million views in two weeks and is highly recommended.

Nov 26 11:29

Popocatepetl volcano erupts strongly sending ash plume 5 kilometers in the air

After several explosions at night, the volcano had a strong eruption ejecting ash and gas 5 km above the crater.

Nov 26 11:14

Maui Models Eco-Future by Electing Native Hawaiian Water Protector in Stunning Upset

As Native Americans protest to protect their ancestral waters in North Dakota and are met with tear gas and militaristic suppression, water protectors in Maui have taken to the ballot box to elect Alika Atay, the island’s leading Native Hawaiian earth justice advocate, to their County Council.

An organic farmer and the grassroots leader of the statewide Aina (earth) Protector’s United effort, Atay had no prior political experience. Yet on November 8, he scored a dramatic victory late in the vote-counting night.

Nov 26 10:52

Angry Argentine Farmers Destroy ‘Poisonous’ Monsanto Facility

A group of angry farmers in Argentina have successfully stopped the expansion of a Monsanto facility and have halted future construction plans.

Farmers, anti-GMO activists, and concerned citizens bravely occupied the Monsanto plant in Malvinas, Argentina, by descending on the property and refusing to vacate.

Nov 26 10:28

US Navy Plans To Release 20,000 Tons Of Explosives, Heavy Metals Into Pacific Ocean

The US Navy is set to release massive amounts of explosives and contaminants along the country's Western coast over the next 20 years.

Nov 26 09:05

Space Mining: Luxembourg's New Law To Give Private Companies Right To Outer Space Resources

The Luxembourg government adopted a draft law Friday that might change the present scenario of space mining. While not many private operators are working on space mining due to the legalities involved, the new law will instill confidence about extractors' rights in outer space. The legal framework is a part of the SpaceResources.lu initiative for exploration and commercial use of resources extracted from Near Earth Objects like asteroids.

“The legal framework we put in place is perfectly in line with the Outer Space Treaty. Our law does not suggest to either establish or imply in any way sovereignty over a territory or over a celestial body. Only the appropriation of space resources is addressed in the legal framework,” Etienne Schneider, deputy prime minister and minister of the economy, said in an official announcement of the draft law.

Nov 26 08:48

Almost no children in France are medicated for ADHD: This is how they define & treat it

By Organic and Healthy
The French do not recognize ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) rejecting the idea that medicines that are usually prescribed for the condition are at all helpful.

Another difference is that the French tend not to raise their children on the additive-laced food that parents in the U.S so, coincidence?

These two very different cultures have different ADHD levels in children, in America the rate is 19 percent, and in France, it’s .5% – a half of a percent. For that half percent, the treatment includes no chemical or medicine whatsoever, opting for older fashioned methods...

Nov 26 08:44

Artificial Intelligence and Biotech: Striking a Technological Balance of Power

By Tony Cartalucci

During World War 2, nations desperately raced to harness the atom. The United State ultimately won that race, and during their victory lap – being the sole nation to possess nuclear weapons – used them against their enemy Japan … twice.

Tens of thousands of lives were extinguished in the blink of an eye and Japan, already a defeated nation, submitted absolutely to US hegemony which would prevail both over Japan and most of Asia for nearly a century onward...

Nov 26 06:40

Can vaccines be tied into social engineering, artificial intelligence and transhumanism: A Neuro-musculoskeletal specialist MD explains

Before I drop some rather shocking vaccine information on readers relative to Artificial Intelligence [AI] and Transhumanism, and how most of today’s technologies are structured toward programming the human brain/mind to become a part of AI, let me just say that when I studied human nutrition, pregnant women were advised not to take any sort of medications, including aspirin! What’s happened that today, mothers-to-be are shot up with several vaccines?

Nov 25 20:16

Viewpoint: What the DAPL protesters aren't telling you

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—With the help of celebrities and professional activists, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota attracted international attention. The shouting and violence have drawn sympathy from people who are hearing only one side of the story — the one told by activists.

Were the full story to be heard, much, if not all, of that sympathy would vanish.

Nov 25 18:28

How Gut Microbes Control Our Minds

By Dr. Fahad Basheer, Natural Blaze

The enteric nervous system (ENS) had been regarded as a digestive organ till; the remarkable discovery made by Michael Gershon that 90% of the body’s serotonin is located within the walls of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

This ignited interests of various neuroscientists, including psychiatrists, about the GI nervous system (1) The enteric nervous system is composed of neuronal plexuses like the Meissners and Auerbach’s plexus, surrounded by a pool of more than 30 neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, glutamate, norephinephrine and nitric oxide, and other chemical mediators like neuropeptides and enkephalins...

Nov 25 18:26

Tomato Extract Better Than Aspirin For Blood Thinning And Without The Side Effects

By Mae Chan

Decreasing “platelet activation” lowers the risk of “thrombosis” — or the forming of dangerous blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes. It’s the reason many doctors to this day still recommend aspirin despite treatment with the drug increasing cardiac failure, including heart attacks and bleeding episodes. New research show tomato extracts can thin blood as effectively or better than aspirin without the side effects.

The research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded the lycopene-free extract “may be appropriate for use as a dietary antiplatelet.”...

Nov 25 16:41

Trump Bans ‘Nonesense’ NASA Climate Change Research

Donald Trump plans to ban all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a no-nonsense approach to “politicized science”, his senior adviser has said.

Nov 25 15:52

Lancet study on statins was 'fundamentally flawed', critics say

A major Lancet study which backed the safety of statins was “fundamentally flawed” and underestimated the side-effects of the heart drugs, a group of medics has said.

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Lead author Dr Malhotra said “Decades of misinformation on cholesterol and the gross exaggeration of statin benefits with downplaying of side effects has likely led to the overmedication of millions of people across the world.”

“The lack of transparency in the prescription of statins is just one symptom of a broken system of healthcare where finance based medicine has trumped independent evidence and what is most important for patients.”

Nov 25 13:22

Top British Doctor Predicts Trump Will Suffer Heart Attack

A top British doctor has predicted that Donald Trump will suffer a potentially fatal heart attack when he enters the White House.

Nov 25 13:04

Alpha Jetman – Human Flight And Beyond 4K

Published on Nov 24, 2016
The Patrouille de France and the three Jetmen Yves Rossy, Vincent Reffet and Fred Fugen fly together in an unprecedented aerial choreography.
Two different aeronautical experiences come together as one adventure, portraying the beauty of human flight and beyond.

Nov 25 11:14

Kiev to hold missile-firing exercise over Crimea, where civil aviation performs flights - Moscow

Hold on to your horses boys cause we are in for a hell of a ride!

Ukraine has made a unilateral decision to organize missile-firing exercises over Crimea, in the sovereign airspace of the Russian Federation, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya reported. Missiles will be fired in regions where civil and state aviation flights run.

Nov 25 10:09

BILL GATES’ PHILANTHROPY: 30,000 INDIAN GIRLS USED AS ‘GUINEA PIGS’ TO TEST HPV VACCINE

Nov 25 09:29

NGO provides details to the UN on the US’s offensive biological weapons program

By Janet Phelan

On November 9, 2016, the attached statement was made orally on the floor of the Biological Weapons Convention at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Multiple issues concerning the US’s non compliance with the international treaty were highlighted in the presentation, including 1) changes in the US’s bioweapons legislation, giving the US government immunity from violating its own bw laws, 2) failure to report said changes to the BWC and deliberate attempts to mislead the treaty organization concerning the nature of the changes, 3) the documented existence of biological weapons stockpiles on military bases and—compellingly– 4) the existence of a domestic delivery system...

Nov 25 09:20

China's smog-sucking vacuum tower is actually working - " the air around the tower is in fact 55% cleaner than it was before" - " locals referred to his tower as a “clean air temple”"

Over the last 41 days, the Smog Free Tower has busily scrubbed 30 million m3 of air, according to Studio Roosegaarde. That’s equal to the volume of 10 Beijing National Stadiums. Studio Roosegaarde reports that locals referred to his tower as a “clean air temple,” drawing comparisons to China’s famed pagodas.

Nov 25 07:59

Kellogg ‘Breakfast Council’ was made up of paid experts

On its website, Kellogg touted a distinguished-sounding “Breakfast Council” of “independent experts” who helped guide its nutritional efforts.

Nowhere did it say this: The maker of Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes paid the experts and fed them talking points, according to a copy of a contract and emails obtained by The Associated Press.

The company paid the experts an average of $13,000 a year, prohibited them from offering media services for products “competitive or negative to cereal” and required them to engage in “nutrition influencer outreach” on social media or with colleagues, and report back on their efforts.

For Kellogg, the breakfast council — in existence between 2011 and this year — deftly blurred the lines between cereal promotion and impartial nutrition guidance. The company used the council to teach a continuing education class for dietitians, publish an academic paper on breakfast and try to influence the U.S. government’s dietary guidelines.

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The other thing that Kellogg's Breakfast Council is not telling is the following:

Alarming Levels of Glyphosate Found in Popular American Foods

A number of Kellogg's products are named in this study; please do read this before you buy any more processed cereals for yourselves and your families.

Nov 24 21:02

Rosie O'Donnell Criticized for Promoting Rumor That Barron Trump May Be Autistic

Comedian Rosie O’Donnell, whose feud with Donald Trump is the stuff of legend, tweeted out a video speculating that the president-elect’s youngest son, Barron, may be autistic. Along with the footage, O’Donnell included a message stating, “Barron Trump Autistic? if so, what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”

Nov 24 20:25

Make it Real or be Automatically Rendered False.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

I was wondering what my job is. My job is not the corruption of the world. That is god's job. I am not concerned with whether Trump is corrupt. Of course he is. I'm very glad that Hillary did not get elected because that might have meant chaos down on the ground that I walk upon in an immediate fashion, in tandem with a hyper drive of strange sex lawmaking. With Trump there is some breathing space.

Nov 24 16:19

Massive uptick in outbreaks of contagious bird flu around the globe this month

Iran Reports Outbreaks Of Contagious Bird Flu: Organization On Animal Healthreports 300,000 birds culled due to avian flu in Tehran.

Nov 24 13:09

All indications point to a cruel winter as the polar vortex is set to return to bite the US

Snow cover in Siberia has reached its highest point for this time of year in decades which influences the weather in the US

Nov 24 11:19

SpaceX Grabs $112mn Contract From NASA For Unique Ocean Survey

SpaceX has added a $112 million NASA contract to its trophy case, winning the privilege of launching a satellite for the first-ever global surface water survey. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is slated to take off in 2021.

Elon Musk’s company would provide “launch services” for the agency’s Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Nov 24 11:05

America’s #1 GMO Cookie that Causes Fatty Liver and Cancer

By Organic and Healthy

Oreo cookies are a family favourite, with over 22 varieties available in the US they have popular since their introduction over 100 years ago, but recent research shows that these sweet treats are hiding a dark secret...

Nov 24 09:55

Potential Trump Education Chief Pick Betsy DeVos is Pro-Common Core, Family Donated to Clinton Foundation

Trump is going down fast!

Citing many of the reported potential candidates’ associations with ardent Common Core supporter Jeb Bush, Tuttle and Robbins note:

DeVos has served on [Jeb Bush’s] foundation’s board of directors. Among these “experts” from Jebworld are alumni of Bush’s Chiefs for Change (Gerard Robinson and Tony Bennett) and former members of Bush’s gubernatorial education team (Hanna Skandera). All of these candidates predictably support progressive education in general and Common Core in particular. Indeed, Bennett was booted out of his position as Indiana State School Superintendent for that very reason. Why would Trump even consider someone coming out of the environment on which he heaped such scorn during the campaign?

West Michigan Politics reported that, like Donald Trump himself, the DeVos family has donated to the Clinton Foundation:

According to a WMP analysis of Clinton Foundation records, the DeVos family donated between $60,000-$130,000.

Nov 24 09:31

Is This The Real Story Of What Happened Regarding Nagalase?

During several months of 2015, numerous physicians, who were researching the causes of autism and successfully healing autistics, suddenly met with untimely deaths, or what’s been referred to as “suicided.” Who knows what really happened; all we know is that those physicians no longer are on Planet Earth.

Two doctors, Bradstreet [3] and Gonzalez, were planning on publishing their findings, which centered around nagalase and GcMAF, a definite “smoking gun” if they would have been able to pull the trigger on their alleged findings regarding nagalase in vaccines.

Nov 24 02:21

Tsunami alert lifted following earthquake in Japan

Japan Meteorological Agency has lifted the tsunami alert for the north-eastern part of the country after the earthquake of 6.1 magnitude was registered in the region. No injuries or damages have been reported. An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck north-eastern Japan earlier on Thursday. Underground tremors were felt in 17 prefectures, including Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Tokyo. Walls were shaking in the TASS office in Tokyo. The earthquake occurred in the same place as another earthquake of 7.3 magnitude two days ago. Japan Meteorological Agency warned about more possible underground tremors in the region in the following week.

Nov 24 00:19

Tokyo sees first November snowfall in 54 years

Tokyo has seen snowfall in November for the first time in the last 54 years on Thursday. Snowfalls in Tokyo are far from regular. Last year the first snowfall occurred at the start of January. At the start of the week, the weather in the Japanese capital was warm, with temperatures of up to 18 degrees Celsius. However, temperature dropped to 4 degrees Celsius in just one day, which is also a rare occasion for Tokyo.

Nov 23 23:29

The Quacking of Ducks

Here’s the trouble.

Most people can’t read… and so, can’t think.

Not quite literally, perhaps. But, meaningfully. They have been taught – very deliberately – to be sloppy and fluid with words. A given word has a vague, constantly shifting meaning – that meaning transmitted and accepted by a kind of semi-conscious collective osmosis. You “get the drift” – and the word is henceforth used accordingly. It is not necessary to formally announce the new meaning. It just sort of happens.

Examples include liberal and fascist.

Nov 23 17:15

The Martian 'plains of paradise' that hide as much underground frozen water as Lake Superior - and may once have held life

The deposit ranges in thickness from about 260 feet (80 meters) to about 560 feet (170 meters), with a composition that's 50 to 85 percent water ice, mixed with dust or larger rocky particles, Nasa said.

'This deposit is probably more accessible than most water ice on Mars, because it is at a relatively low latitude and it lies in a flat, smooth area where landing a spacecraft would be easier than at some of the other areas with buried ice,' said Jack Holt of the University of Texas, a co-author of the paper.

At the latitude of this deposit - about halfway from the equator to the pole - water ice cannot persist on the surface of Mars today.

Nov 23 17:08

Are poachers causing elephants to evolve WITHOUT tusks? Selective killing may be forcing evolution's hand

Evolution is all about selective pressures, where a change in the environment can open up opportunities for some species or spell disaster for others.

For elephants, that selective pressure can come in the form of poachers hunting them for their ivory.

By selectively culling animals with the largest tusks, they leave those with smallest tusks – or no tusks at all – to survive, increasing their chances of passing on their genes to the next generation.

Nov 23 16:40

Gardasil, considered the most dangerous vaccine on the market, may soon be pushed for infants

Gardasil has been the subject of controversy for many years now. In fact, it has even been regarded as one of the most dangerous vaccines on the market today. Perhaps what is most alarming about this treacherous vaccine, however, is the fact that its manufacturer, Merck & Co, now wants to begin marketing their product to infants – and trials on babies have already begun. Merck recently launched a Gardasil vaccine trial on children at least one year old, and it's set to conclude in early 2017.

Nov 23 15:24

The Battle to Save the Small Farms of Poland

By Julian Rose

I am writing this in the Polish Parliament in Warsaw (The Seime). Jadwiga Lopata, founder of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, myself (ICPPC President) and farmer colleagues from different regions of Poland, are in the parliament as part of a campaign we have been fighting for the past three years, to get the food laws changed. We are supported in this by a number of active consumers and, perhaps surprisingly, by the chairman of the Agricultural Committee, who belongs to the Kukiz 15 social movement which achieved 12% of the vote in the last election.

The current law in Poland discriminates heavily against the small- and medium-sized traditional family farmers by prohibiting the on-farm processing of their traditional high-quality foods. Also banning the sale of such foods in shops and other local and regional outlets...

Nov 23 15:05

Slovenia Declares Water A Human Right By Amending Constitution

By Whitney Webb
Last Friday, Slovenia amended its constitution to protect its abundant clean water supplies from corporate greed.

In 2013, Nestle’s then-CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe drew the ire of many when he declared that water is not a human right, but a market commodity. Nestle, the world’s largest food company, has been a leader among corporations involved in the privatization of water, often outbidding communities for the right to manage their own water supplies. Though Brabeck-Letmathe’s sentiments are shared by several Western governments, the country of Slovenia has stood up to corporate greed and has enshrined access to clean drinking water as a human right guaranteed by the nation’s constitution...

Nov 23 14:59

Fatal Fungal Infection Emerges in U.S. for First Time, Has Already Killed Four Patients

By Kurtis Bright
Antifungal Drugs Mostly Useless

The ongoing battle against drug-resistant infections has taken a decidedly darker turn as a deadly fungal infection has emerged in the U.S. for the first time–and is proving next to impossible to stop.

The infection, known as Candida auris has been found in 13 U.S. patients so far, and has already killed four of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

Nov 23 14:02

Early winter brings extreme conditions to Russia’s soccer fields

Russians are hardly surprised by cold weather, but even people who are prepared for the cold can get confused by how football changes from a summer to a winter sport. This year blizzards swept through most of Russia in early November, making the final month of the Russian soccer league program before the winter break a struggle for survival. Moscow’s Spartak, the most popular team in Russia, were probably the unluckiest team in the league when they had to play an away match in Tomsk, Siberia, in conditions of minus 15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit). The old athletics stadium in which the match took place is not equipped with underground heating to tackle the frost and, unfortunately, local weather forecasters failed to predict the snowfall – so the teams went out to play on a snowy pitch, where it was difficult to see the markings on the field...

Nov 23 13:13

Trump picks Betsy DeVos for education secretary post

The sister of Eric Prince if you know who he is.

Lansing — President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said he intends to appoint west Michigan GOP mega donor and philanthropist Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary, putting an ardent supporter of school choice in charge of the nation’s education policy.

Nov 23 13:08

Iowa Girl Faces Death: Life Destroyed by Gardasil Vaccine

Sydney states that before Gardasil she used to dance up to 5 hours every day, but now she does not dance at all.

Her school recommended to her parents that she get the Tdap vaccine, because a student in her class with pertussis “coughed on” her. Sydney was almost 11 years old at that time.

When they took her to their doctor to get the pertussis vaccine, they were offered the Gardasil vaccine as well. Because they had seen many commercials on TV for the Gardasil shot, and because the doctor was recommending it, they consented and Sydney received the first Gardasil shot. She also received the second and third shots a few months apart.

Sydney began to have appetite problems, not being able to eat much. She began to lose weight. She lost over 20 lbs. before her 12th birthday and became anemic. Doctors thought at this point it was a psychiatric problem, and not physical. The parents were told it was “all in her head.”

Nov 23 09:21

Australia's Victoria Introduces Permanent Ban on Fracking

The southeastern Australian state of Victoria on Tuesday introduced a bill to permanently ban the hydraulic fracturing on its territory, Victoria's government said in a statement.

Nov 23 09:14

Hundreds Of Veterans Heading To Standing Rock To Defend DAPL Protesters From Police

As protesters continue to stand against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, facing off against heavily militarized police and their water cannons, rubber bullets, tear gas, and tasers, they have gained broad support. Celebrities and millions of social media users have raised awareness about the situation in North Dakota, and now, the “water protectors” have earned support from another group: veterans.

According to an article published by Business Insider that first appeared in Task and Purpose, a military-oriented news and culture site, two veterans are leading the charge in a show of dissent against the increasingly aggressive police. In the last several months, tensions have escalated as Natives and their allies have blocked the pipeline’s construction, citing fears surrounding water will be endangered and sacred burial sites will be destroyed (not to mention the fact their lands were forcibly stolen by the U.S. government over a century ago).

Nov 23 08:26

Trump Administration Preparing US To 'Explore Entire Solar System'

The administration of US President-elect Donald Trump is planning to reduce NASA’s activities on climate change and use to budget for space exploration instead, an adviser says.

“We would start by having a stretch goal of exploring the entire solar system by the end of the century,” former congressman Bob Walker told the Telegraph.

Nov 22 21:21

Now removed Craigslist ad looking to pay people to protest at West Acres

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live): Protesters lined the sidewalks of the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Fargo and Moorhead Wednesday night. And it appears the fight in the FM against the Dakota Access Pipeline is not over, the focus now shifting to possibly the West Acres Mall later this week.

“This Friday, lets meet at the West Acres Mall and shut it down” reads part of the Craigslist post titled “Paid protesters needed #nodapl”, urging those opposing the pipeline to gather. Whoever made the post is offering you a nice little chunk of change too. The person behind it says they’ve quit their job and cashed in their 401k, offering $1,000 cash if you quit your job and join them full time in protesting. But if you would rather keep your day job, showing up at the mall could net you a cool $50, the post offering it to any adult even if they don’t agree with the message.

Nov 22 21:01

Time to shut down unlawful protest

As the number of arrested and wounded mount, as the property damage increases and as the cost to taxpayers skyrockets, it’s time to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline protests. Local and state officials should never have let it get this far in the first place.

Sure, people have the right to be heard and protest. People do not have the right to squat on others’ land or on federal property off limits to other citizens. They do not have the right to shut down roads and bridges. They do not have the right to menace law enforcement authorities and expect not to be arrested or worse.

Realistically, now most of the DAPL protesters aren’t even protesters – they are rioters, including many who are paid to riot by the same folks who are paying society’s detritus to riot across the country.

Nov 22 20:26

Protester undergoes surgery for injuries

Flashbangs don't produce shrapnel. They are made essentially of paper and cardboard. If the woman has no flash burns and metallic shrapnel removed from her arm you are looking at a pipe bomb not a flashbang.
And the BATFE is investigating.

Wayne Wilansky and several involved with the protest are alleging Sophia Wilansky's injuries were caused by a concussion grenade thrown by police that exploded as it hit her arm while she was delivering water to protesters at 4:30 a.m. The medic council is pointing to a lack of charring of flesh at the wound site and grenade pieces that have been removed from her arm in surgery as evidence.

Law enforcement spokespeople have said no concussion grenades or flashbangs were used.

Nov 22 20:18

Explosion at protest site bears investigation

Law enforcement is investigating a Monday explosion at Backwater Bridge, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Officers reported hearing an explosion around 3 a.m. during Dakota Access Pipeline protest activity early Monday.

Investigators with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found three one-pound propane cylinders, including one that appeared to be intentionally punctured, as well as large rocks and glass jars consistent with the design of Molotov cocktails.

Nov 22 18:35

LAKE OF frozen WATER THE SIZE OF NEW MEXICO FOUND ON MARS – NASA

Settling on Mars may not be as difficult as first feared. NASA scientists have discovered a huge deposit of water ice just under the surface of the Red Planet.

The ice has been found in the Utopia Planitia region of the planet, a large depression in the northern hemisphere formed by a massive impact early in the planet's history. The ice patch, which is about the size of New Mexico, contains enough water to fill Lake Michigan, according to measurements taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

Hmmm....

Nov 22 16:24

FTC Decides to Destroy Homeopathy

The FDA is no doubt pulling the strings on this.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a policy statement explaining that the agency will hold efficacy and safety claims for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic drugs to the same standard as claims for other OTC drugs. This means homeopathic OTC products will need to back up claims with “competent and reliable scientific evidence” for health-related claims, or else use certain FDA-approved disclaimers.

Here are some examples of acceptable disclaimers, as noted in the FTC’s policy statement: “There is no scientific evidence that the product works,” or “The product’s claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts.”

Nov 22 14:16

Tidal Wave Rolls Down Iwaki River Following 7.4 Quake In Japan

At least 297 schools in six Japanese prefectures were closed after the earthquake as authorities went on to issue tsunami warnings and alerts, the Ministry of Education reported. At least 85 schools suspended classes in Fukushima Prefecture.

Nov 22 13:46

Cosmic Panorama: RT Pioneers 360 Video From Intl Space Station

In a new installment of RT’s pioneering 360° video documentary from the International Space Station, cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko takes us to the favorite part of the station “of all crew members” – the Cupola, mounted on the Earth-facing side of the ISS.

Nov 22 10:48

13YO GIRL SHOT IN THE FACE, TRIBAL ELDER IN CRITICAL CONDITION AS POLICE ASSAULT DAPL PROTESTERS

By midnight, at least 160 people reported suffering injuries, and medics on scene confirmed a 13-year-old girl had been shot in the face, according to Unicorn Riot, which did not say whether the shot was live ammunition or a rubber bullet.

Nov 22 10:29

No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, CVS: Wal-Mart, Target, CVS sell aloe without appearance of plant.

The aloe vera gel many Americans buy to soothe damaged skin contains no evidence of aloe vera at all.

Samples of store-brand aloe gel purchased at national retailers Wal-Mart, Target and CVS showed no indication of the plant in various lab tests. The products all listed aloe barbadensis leaf juice — another name for aloe vera — as either the No. 1 ingredient or No. 2 after water.

Nov 22 08:27

New flu vaccine contains Gulf war syndrome adjuvant

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has just rolled out a new flu vaccine, FLUAD, intended for Americans age 65 and over. And the vaccine, developed for the 2016-2017 flu season, contains a nasty surprise – squalene, the substance many say is responsible for triggering Gulf war syndrome.

Nov 22 00:20

Here's Where Food-Stamp Use Has Increased the Most

2 HOURS AGO Ryan McMaken
In an earlier post we looked at nationwide growth in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as "food stamps."

Nov 22 00:02

GREY CHAMPION ASSUMES COMMAND (PART TWO)

Those hoping for the Trump presidency to somehow derail this Fourth Turning are delusional. Fourth Turnings never de-intensify. They build to a bloody crescendo, with the existing social order left in tatters and clear winners and losers. I think it is useful to describe this Fourth Turning in terms everyone should understand. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his Lord of the Rings trilogy in the midst of the last Fourth Turning. It’s not a coincidence the heroic figure of Gandalf the Grey saves the day during the Battle of Helm’s Deep. He was the Grey Champion.

Nov 21 22:04

Cannonball Elder wants Protesters who started Riot to Leave the Camp

Last night about 400 protesters illegally trespassed on the Backwater Bridge, trying to pass the blockades.
About a dozen fires were set near the bridge and the Red Warrior Camp.
Law enforcement officers remained on the scene until the bridge was cleared, early Monday morning.

Terry Martinez is an elder at the camp.

Terry Martinez: I joined them because, as a spiritual leader, you have to be with your people. So I too was spray, canonized, concussion cannon. I was shot with rubber bullets.

He says the riot was started by eight DAPL protesters.

Nov 21 21:21

Ranchers Speak Out About Butchered, Missing Bison

BISMARCK, ND - We have heard complaints about missing and butchered livestock throughout the Dakota Access protest, but now, one rancher is speaking out.

Ernie and Beverly Fischer are worried about their bison.

"We are missing a fairly large amount of Bison, we believe that 13 of them have been butchered, killed," said Ernie Fischer.

He thinks protesters are killing his animals. Ernie says a full grown bull can sell for about $5,000. He's not sure how he can recoup his losses.

Nov 21 21:14

DAPL protester says things aren't what they seem at the protest camps

In a nutshell,Alinskyite tactics.

CANNON BALL, N.D. - A protester of the Dakota Access Pipeline says things aren't what they seem down at the protest camp site.

"I have seen protesters actually try and incite the police. They have instructed people on how to get arrested, and part of their team is also telling people that, 'don't worry if you are brutalized or whatever, even if it is your fault, because we can sue,'" says Thompson.

Nov 21 19:49

Connecting Two Continents: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge

The Bering Strait was last crossed by humans 20,000 years ago during the ice age, when ice formed a bridge between North America and Asia. Today, 47 miles and some of the harshest ocean and arctic conditions separate the two continents.

However, there are many who believe there would be great economical, sociological, and political value in connecting the two land masses by bridge or tunnel. Imagine being able to travel from London to Moscow to Washington, DC, all over land.

Nov 21 19:43

FLASHBACK: Russia Green Lights $65 Billion Siberia-Alaska Rail and Tunnel to Bridge the Bering Strait!

If things don't get messed up we have great things to do here on Planet Earth and beyond!

In what could certainly be one of the boldest infrastructure developments ever announced, the Russian Government has given the go-ahead to build a transcontinental railway linking Siberia with North America. The massive undertaking would traverse the Bering Strait with the world’s longest tunnel – a project twice the length of the Chunnel between England and France. The $65 billion project aims to feed North America with raw goods from the Siberian interior and beyond, but it could also provide a key link to developing a robust renewable energy transmission corridor that feeds wind and tidal power across vast distances while linking a railway network across 3/4 of the Northern Hemisphere.

Nov 21 15:49

Not a Flashback: Fukushima 2.0! 10+ FT Tsunami After Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan Off Fukushima

  • NHK: First 3 Foot Tsunami Hists Port of Soma
  • Officials: Evacuate, Warn 2nd and 3rd waves will be higher.
  • NHK Tsunami reports coming in all over Japan.
  • TEPCO: Water circulation as FUKUSHIMA Cooling pools has stopped - NO "IMMEDIATE" Danger - DEJA VU that's what they said last time.

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Nov 21 15:21

Tsunami warning issued after massive 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan 

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck early on Tuesday, local time, off the Japanese coast, some 67 km northeast of Iwaki, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The USGS reported the quake with a depth of 10 km struck about 6am and tsunami waves began to hit Japan's Pacific coast about 7am.

The epicentre of the quake is near Fukushima, where an earthquake in 2011 caused a nuclear plant to have a meltdown.

Tsunami waves are estimated to reach three metres tall in areas on Tuesday.

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If a tsunami floods the reactor site, it could trigger an increase in the spontaneous fission taking place in the ruined cores down in the ground.

Nov 21 14:46

Monsanto Desperately Hoping to Hide New Food Safety Test Results

Waking Times

New testing conducted by an FDA-registered food safety lab found alarming levels of the chemical glyphosate (known as Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer) in several very common foods. This independent research reveals that many popular foods have over 1000 times the glyphosate levels that have been established to be harmful.

Nov 21 14:44

20 Medical Studies That Show Cannabis Can Potentially Cure Cancer

Waking Times Media

Cannabis has been making a lot of noise lately. Multiple states across the United States, along with many countries around the world, have successfully legalized medical marijuana, and the Uruguay parliament recently voted to create the world’s first legal marijuana market.

Nov 21 14:22

M7.3 - 61km ESE of Namie, Japan

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That probably rattled all that radioactive fuel debris under Fukushima.

Nov 21 13:44

9/11 Study Concludes “Fire Could Not Have Caused Collapse”

Preliminary results of a two-year University of Alaska Fairbanks 9/11 study looking into the destruction of World Trade Center 7 indicates that “office fires” could not possibly have caused the collapse.

Nov 21 11:00

Overnight 'riot' leads to clash between pipeline protesters, law enforcement at bridge site

The burned out vehicles were the same ones the protesters burned on the bridge several days earlier. They are also killing local ranchers livestock! Alinskyite tactics people!

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Pipeline protesters attempted to remove burned out vehicles blocking the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806, which led to an hours-long standoff with police using fire hoses to repel protesters on Sunday night, Nov. 20.

Nov 21 10:57

Scott Hennen: Dakota Access Pipeline protesters aided, trained by Seattle pros

How about some balanced coverage.

FARGO—It's been more than three months, and the anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters who claim to be defending tribal lands and water have only escalated their tactics in Morton County, N.D.

Between setting fires that have made a bridge impassable, throwing Molotov cocktails at law enforcement and killing local livestock, these protesters have been causing fear, terror and economic devastation.

What I've also noticed is that these eco-terrorists seem well trained and well organized, as if professionals were helping them. Who might these professionals be?

The other day, I noticed someone in Bismarck wearing a fleece vest with a logo for "Pyramid Communications" and decided to look up who they were. Pyramid is a Seattle-based communications firm that claims to give "voice to good causes."

Nov 21 10:48

EVEN THE DEAD SUFFER FROM CORPORATE GREED

Therefore, Palestinians stand in solidarity with the Souix

Nov 21 10:35

STEVIE VAN ZANDT CALLS OUT CAST OF HAMILTON FOR BULLYING ITS AUDIENCE

Stevie Van Zandt, longtime member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, actor, and activist, doesn’t have much in common politically with Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, but apparently Mr. Van Zandt has even less in common with what he described as bullying tactics by the cast of the Broadway play Hamilton. The iconic rock guitarist blasted the Broadway ensemble for its lack of respect and then pushed back against anyone who thought that behavior was acceptable.

I Am A Patriot by Stevie Van Zandt. Listen to the words!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAoml0hC3Yw

Nov 21 10:28

Scientists Are Predicting Polar Vortex To Bring Big Freeze And Coldest Winter For Five Years :”People Should Be Prepared For a Real Flagstaff Winter”

Polar vortex enters Northern U.S.

The stratospheric polar vortex is a large-scale region of air that is contained by a strong west-to-east jet stream that circles the polar region. This jet stream is usually referred to as the polar night jet. The polar vortex extends from the tropopause (the dividing line between the stratosphere and troposphere) through the stratosphere and into the mesosphere (above 50 km). Low values of ozone and cold temperatures are associated with the air inside the vortex.

Nov 21 10:13

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits western Argentina – USGS

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit western Argentina in the province of San Juan, the US Geological Survey reports. The quake was felt across the border in the neighboring country of Chile, eyewitnesses reported on Twitter.

Nov 21 10:11

SUPPORT FOR BDS CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

The Sabra Dipping Company has issued a voluntary recall of some of its hummus and other Middle Eastern spreads over a possible listeria contamination.

The Virginia-based company posted the recall on its website, and on social media on Sunday, saying it was issuing the product recall “out of an abundance of caution.”

The notice said: “We are disappointed to share the news of a voluntary recall with the Sabra community today. We’re recalling this product out of an abundance of caution after finding Listeria Monocytognes at the manufacturing facility, but not in tested finished product.”

“We want to reassure our consumers that our procedures include extensive finished product testing, and no products tested positive for contaminants. We are taking action because consumer safety is a top priority,” the notice also said.

Nov 21 10:08

Riot Police Fire Water Cannon, Rubber Bullets at Unarmed Water Protectors

By Derrick Broze

Police have once again used violent tactics on water protectors as the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline continues into late November.

Since August, North Dakota police have employed many violent tactics against the Standing Rock Sioux and allied “water protectors” who are fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. On Sunday November 20, we witnessed an increase in the totalitarian tactics as the Morton County Sheriff’s office used rubber bullets, tear gas, and for the first time since conflicts began, a water cannon. There were also reports of “concussion grenades” or stun grenades being thrown by police...

Nov 21 10:08

"It Feels Like A Warzone": 400 North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Clash With Police; 167 Injured

In the latest in a series of protests against the North Dakota oil pipeline project, overnight an estimated 400 protesters clashed with police who fired tear gas at the scene of a similar confrontation last month. The protesters mounted the Backwater Bridge and attempted to force their way past police in what the Morton County Sheriff's Department initially described as an "ongoing riot." Protesters say the pipeline threatens water resources and sacred tribal lands.

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Nov 21 09:01

Video: Red Star Rising? China’s Space Ambitions Skyrocket As The US Loses Ground In Race

The Shenzhou 11 spacecraft has landed safely in China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia with two taikonauts aboard, ending their 30-day mission.

Nov 21 08:03

Law enforcement and 400 Dakota Access Pipeline protesters clash at bridge

A tense standoff is underway between police and protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday.

A sheriff's spokeswoman says that about 400 protesters are involved in what she called a "riot."

The clash is happening north of the protesters' camp in Morton County, North Dakota.

That's where protesters have been trying to stop the construction of the pipeline for months, saying the project will hurt the environment and destroy some historic Native American sites.

Nov 20 20:42

Coca Cola and Pepsi Fund 96 U.S. Health Groups

It sounds like a bad joke, but it's true ...

Nov 20 16:33

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.

A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight his lung cancer. Larger trials are scheduled to take place next year in the US and Beijing, which scientists say could open up a new era of genetic medicine.

What could possibly go wrong?

Nov 20 16:16

Donald Trump expected to slash Nasa's climate change budget in favour of sending humans back to the moon - and beyond

US President-elect Donald Trump is set to slash Nasa's budget for monitoring climate change and instead set a goal of sending humans to the edge of the solar system by the end of the century, and possibly back to the moon.

Mr Trump, who has called climate change a "Chinese hoax", is believed to want to focus the agency on far-reaching, big banner goals in deep space rather than "Earth-centric climate change spending".

According to Bob Walker, who has advised Mr Trump on space policy, Nasa has been reduced to "a logistics agency concentrating on space station resupply and politically correct environmental monitoring".

Nov 20 14:25

Trump’s pick of Jeff Sessions for attorney general alarms cannabis industry officials

By Marijuana Business Daily staff

Marijuana industry officials reacted with alarm Friday to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, citing the Alabama lawmaker’s hostile attitude toward cannabis and MJ legalization.

Industry leaders attending this week’s Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas voiced concern that Sessions would lead a new crackdown on marijuana business in states that have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana.

Nov 20 13:05

Netanyahu to Tell Trump Not to Cancel Iran Nuclear Deal

Listen to this guy Donald. Those guys you appointed,not so much!

Israeli officials have told reporters that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is talking with his national security team on making plans for exactly what they’re going to demand President-elect Donald Trump do to Iran. Surprisingly, it’s not going to include killing the P5+1 nuclear deal.

Nov 20 12:38

Dozens Of Fracking Companies Sued Over Record-Breaking Oklahoma Earthquake

Residents of the small Oklahoma town of Pawnee have filed a class-action lawsuit demanding 27 fracking companies pay for the effects of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake. They claim the companies exercised “reckless disregard for public or private safety.”

Nov 20 10:45

Nov16 Update from the Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

Nov 20 09:28

A LETTER FROM GAZA TO STANDING ROCK ~~ ‘YOUR STORY IS OUR STORY’

As a Palestinian in Gaza, I have grown up feeling detached from the rest of the world as Israel tightens its decade-long blockade. I am sure many of you feel the same way. But we are not isolated. We are “soulmates” in the way that counts.

Nov 19 18:46

Zika No Longer An Emergency To The World Health Organization

Zika is still spreading, but the World Health Organization (WHO) no longer views it as a public health emergency. It is hoped the downgrade will benefit long term plans to fight the disease.

The mosquito-borne virus Zika is no longer considered to be an international public health emergency. Before anyone runs to play in a swamp without bug spray, the virus is still a chronic problem. “It is really important that we communicate this very clearly: We are not downgrading the importance of Zika,” the WHO’s Dr. Pete Salama told NPR.

Nov 19 16:12

Legalizing Marijuana is Not the Freedom You Think It Is

By Vin Armani

Number of states with legal recreational marijuana doubles on election night. Massachusetts, California, Nevada, and Maine join Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska to make 8 total states that will permit the sale and possession of cannabis. *Some restrictions may apply ????

Nov 19 12:25

It's official: NASA's peer-reviewed EM Drive paper has finally been published

After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has finally been peer-reviewed and published. And it shows that the 'impossible' propulsion system really does appear to work.

The NASA Eagleworks Laboratory team even put forward a hypothesis for how the EM Drive could produce thrust – something that seems impossible according to our current understanding of the laws of physics.

Nov 19 08:14

France to crack down on national antibiotic addiction

France's government has planned a series of measures in the hopes of seriously cutting down on the nation's dependence on antibiotics.

Nov 19 07:55

Two More States Legalize Hemp, Setting Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

By Mike Maharrey

Lost in the shuffle on Election Day, voters in two states legalized industrial hemp, setting the foundation to further nullify federal prohibition in practice.

Provisions authorizing the cultivation of industrial hemp were included in the voter initiatives legalizing marijuana in California and Massachusetts...

Nov 18 22:54

Can you identify these people?

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help to identify suspects, persons of interest or critical witnesses in a variety of unsolved cases. If you recognize anyone on this page, click on the photo to leave a tip for the lead investigator. You may remain anonymous. Please join investigators in helping solve these crimes!

Nov 18 22:48

Car spray-painted with anti-Trump graffiti, set on fire in SE Portland

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A car was spray-painted with anti-Donald Trump graffiti and then set on fire in southeast Portland.

A reward up to $1,000 is being offered to catch whoever did it.

The owner of the Ford Mustang, Jermaine Streeter, said he was out with friends and came back to find his car destroyed.

"They tagged my vehicle and burned it. You didn't have to torch my vehicle," said Streeter.

Streeter is a Marine and supports President-elect Donald Trump and had a sticker on his car to show it. He now hopes the people who tagged and burned his car are caught.

"I hope they serve some time and understand what it means to have something taken away from them that they worked hard to get.

Nov 18 16:21

One hundred million pieces of junk hurtling around our planet could spell disaster for future space travel

Metal and plastic junk hurtling round the Earth at more than 20 times the speed of sound presents one of the greatest environmental challenges facing humanity, a leading British expert claims.

Dr Hugh Lewis believes the growing problem to be a threat to future generations' hopes of living and working in space.

Cleaning up orbital space 'may take years to achieve' and will require the help of engineers, scientists, lawyers and economists, he says.

Dr Lewis was speaking at the Royal Astronomical Society, London, at the launch of Adrift, a new science and arts project aimed at raising awareness of space junk.

Nov 18 11:57

Space 360: First-Ever Panoramic Video Shot At International Space Station

For the first time in history, we’re filming a panoramic video from the station. It means you’ll see everything we see here, with your own eyes.

Nov 18 10:32

‘Cosmonaut Experience’: RT Launches ‘Space360’ Project

The breathtaking beauty of Earth opens up in RT’s new project “Space 360” through a stunning 360° video from the International Space Station (ISS).

Nov 18 00:19

Obama Should Pardon ‘Dreamer’ Immigrants, Democrats Say

Laura Litvan

November 17, 2016 — 11:25 AM PST Updated on November 17, 2016 — 2:43 PM PST
A group of House Democrats called on President Barack Obama to pardon about 750,000 young undocumented immigrants who are temporarily shielded from deportation under a 2012 executive order, a move that reflects growing concern about a shift in immigration policy expected after President-elect Donald Trump takes power in January.

Nov 17 21:34

Jeff Sessions U.S. Attorney General? Trump comments stir speculation

This is really bad. This guy will start the War On Pot back up full bore unless Donald Trump reins him in.
https://www.theweedblog.com/senator-jeff-sessions-good-people-dont-smo...

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't yet announced the members of his cabinet but a brief statement issued Thursday could be an indication Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is headed to the Justice Department.

Sessions, the first Senator to endorse the business-mogul-turned-politician, met with Trump at his New York office yesterday.
The Trump transition team – lead by Vice President-elect Mike Pence and with Sessions as a vice-chair – issued a statement about the meeting:

Nov 17 15:07

High Tech Automobiles Are Making Some People Sick

Years ago the “new car smell” was found to cause people to experience a sick feeling. The odor that causes the new car smell is made up of volatile organic compounds and other toxic chemicals from glues, paints, vinyl and plastics inside new cars. Those ‘gas out fumes’ can cause headaches,…

Nov 17 13:56

Russia, US discuss plans for two international stations on Moon’s orbit

Russia, US and other partners in the International Space Station project are discussing plans for creating two manned stations orbiting the Moon, the executive director of the Roscosmos corporation for manned space programs, Sergey Krikalyov, has told TASS in an interview. "International groups are considering several options of creating near-Moon infrastructure- in a high elliptical orbit and in a low orbit about 100 kilometers above the Moon’s surface," he said. One may be used to send space probes into deep space, and the other, for missions on the Moon’s surface. "It is not ruled out that infrastructures will be created in both orbits," Krikalyov said...

Nov 17 13:55

Russian cosmonaut, US female astronaut, French saxophonist to fly to world’s sole orbiter

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet will set off for the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan in a new expedition, Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos told TASS on Thursday. "The launch of the transport manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-03 is scheduled for 23:20 Moscow time [20:20 GMT] on November 17," the Roscosmos spokesman said...

Nov 17 11:34

Iran Deal Opponents to Trump: Enforce, Don’t Tear Up Nuclear Deal

This is good.

Long-Time Critics Says Scrapping Deal Would Do More Harm Than Good
by Jason Ditz, November 16, 2016

Large numbers of influential hawks in both parties were outspoken opponents of the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, and went on to try to destroy the deal in Congress, though President Obama ultimately vetoed the bills, keeping the deal intact.

Nov 17 10:01

Pluto's cold heart could be hiding an OCEAN: Dwarf planet's strange spin points to a subsurface sea

Two new papers, based on observations from Nasa's New Horizons probe, claim that a frozen nitrogen pile-up in the dwarf planet's iconic heart-shaped region may have altered Pluto's tilt.

This caused its spin to change which may have also created cracks and tensions in the crust of the dwarf planet that point towards the presence of a hidden sea, which scientists have previously said may host alien life.

In the first paper, researchers suggest a liquid ocean lying deep beneath Pluto's frozen surface is the best explanation for features revealed by the New Horizons probe.

Pluto's ocean, which is likely slushy with ice, lies 93 to 124 miles (150 to 200 km) beneath the dwarf planet's icy surface.

Nov 17 09:07

List Of Parasites And DiseasesMuslims Illegals Bring With Them

This is a list of just some parasites that the freeloading savage invaders are bringing to Europe, the US and Canada and Australia and New Zealand. The list of just some parasites is important because it shows just a sample, a small one at that, of what German and Western doctors are up against. No wonder the German health care system is ready to break. Then there are all of the bacterial, viral and let us not forget psychological diseases that the invaders have brought to the west with them.

Nov 17 09:02

Thousands Of Dead Fish Arrive In New York’s Tony Hamptons

Authorities are trying to figure out why tens of thousands of dead fish were found floating in a canal on New York’s Long Island.

Residents couldn’t believe what they were seeing, or smelling, Monday morning when a massive die-off of bunker fish ended up packed into the Hampton Bays canal in Long Island.

Nov 17 08:42

Presidential Pitchman: Obamacare 'less than your cellphone bill,' $75

Despite widespread reports that Obamacare is getting hit with huge premium increases to an average monthly payment of $300, President Obama put out an infomercial Wednesday claiming that "most people" will only have to pay $75.

"That's less than your cellphone bill," said the president in a new sale pitch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My Obamacare-compliant health insurance is four times my cell phone bill (two phones), and unlike Obamacare, I actually get to USE my cell phone!

Nov 17 08:39

After NZ Megaquake, enhanced volcanic activity around the world: Frosty, Kilauea, Colima, Santiaguito, Sabancaya

Is it linked or not? Is the Megaquake in New Zealand playing a role in the current enhanced volcanic activity recorded around the world?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can confirm the increase in activity here in Hawaii, both volcanic and seismic. It may well be that a quake of that magnitude rattled the entire Pacific tectonic plate.

Nov 17 07:24

Medical boards threaten the careers of doctors that question Big Pharma propaganda

The American Medical Association, also known as the AMA, has recently proposed new “ethical and professional” guidelines for physicians. These guidelines would put a stop to doctors who speak out or otherwise rail against convention. The AMA is clearly an agency that has been bought by Big Pharma and is now seeking to dole out punishments to doctors who do not conform to their narrative.

Indeed, this new proposal seeks to target physicians like Dr. Oz, star of his own eponymous TV show, and outlines how physicians ought to “conduct” themselves when in front of the media. In other words, these new guidelines seek to remove freedom of speech from physicians in places where other people can hear them.

Nov 17 00:01

Klychevskoy volcano in Russia’s Far East spews ash to 6 km above sea level

The Klyuchevskoy is the highest active volcano in Eurasia. Its height changes from 4,750 to 4,850 meters above the sea level. There are currently four active volcanoes on the territory of the Russian Far Eastern Kamchatka Krai — Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Bezymyanny, and Karymsky. The activity of the Klyuchevsky volcano in the Russian Far Eastern region of Kamchatka has intensified again, the local department of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ geophysical service told TASS on Thursday. "In the morning, the Klyuchevsky volcano spewed a column of ash to six kilometers above the sea level. This was registered by satellites as the volcano was covered in clouds. Later the slopes of the volcano became visible, and we can see now how it spews steam, gas and ash to 5.5 kilometers above the sea level," the department said.

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